Date   : 01/07/2012    Duedate: 02/03/2012


DM-31    TURN-339

This Weeks Top Honors



Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader


Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OMBERT QURL                    XANDAR
MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)             AVENGERS (146)
(31-6312) [18-9-0,96]          (31-6320) [13-10-1,96]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)          33
2. AVENGERS (146)              32      NUMBERS GAME (403)
3. NUMBERS GAME (403)           5      Unchartered Team
4. KAOS II (606)                0
5. ALL NIGHT LONG (570)         0      THE ARISTOCRACY (355)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 NUMBERS GAME (403)       321 257 21 55.5   1/ 1 AVENGERS (146)            9  3 1
 2/ 2 AVENGERS (146)           249 242 17 50.7   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        8  7 2
 3- 3 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      67  80  6 45.6   3/ 3 NUMBERS GAME (403)        5  7 0
 4- 4*KAOS II (606)              6  10  0 37.5   4- 5*KAOS II (606)             2  3 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)       178 300  6 37.2   5- 4 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      2  4 0
 6- 6*DISTURBED ONES (626)       1   5  0 16.7   6- 6*DISTURBED ONES (626)      1  5 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): PANCAKES of KAOS II (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 243): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 61): SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 243): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                                      AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
                          (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome CHIMLEVTAL.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with MANDIN 
ORWELL?  He actually beat AVENGERS' AMUR, and walked away with 19 more points from 
the fight.  Laughs were big at AVENGERS while they watched WAKIZASHI clobber LUMUS 
NELP.  He lost 7 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  What a 
role model for CHIMLEVTAL's young 'uns!  PANCAKES becomes Duelmaster, but don't 
bother to fight no more!  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being the most challenged warrior, OMBERT QURL!  Don't make idle boasts, they may 
come back to haunt you.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Someone told RONDOR SENDAL that NUMBERS GAME never 
Bloodfeuded, that he'd have an easy kill.  Well, I'm sure whoever misled you is right 
sorry.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PANCAKES 5910                 6   1  0    98       KAOS II (606)
 OMBERT QURL 6312             18   9  0    96       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 XANDAR 6320                  13  10  1    96       AVENGERS (146)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VIP SECTION 5531             16  14  2    85       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
-TERROR TWIN 5620             12  14  1    85       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 CIRCA 1968 5915               9   7  2    74       NUMBERS GAME (403)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAKIZASHI 6322               15   8  0    64       AVENGERS (146)
 OU812 5943                    7   5  0    64       NUMBERS GAME (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMUR 6323                    11  12  0    45       AVENGERS (146)
 MANDIN ORWELL 6336            7   8  0    45       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 LUMUS NELP 6328               5  16  1    45       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 KATANA 6349                   5   1  0    45       AVENGERS (146)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHITE LINE FEVER 6002         4   2  0    32       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
-AWESOME 80'S 5954             2   4  0    28       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 NINE-TAILED FOX 6359          3   0  0    26       NUMBERS GAME (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RONDOR SENDAL 6343            2   5  1    12       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 NILE PARTON 6376              1   0  0    10       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-SACRED LIE 6345               1   1  0    10       DISTURBED ONES (626)
-PERFECT INSANITY 6348         0   1  0     7       DISTURBED ONES (626)
 THE 6TH MAN 6374              0   1  0     1       NUMBERS GAME (403)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MANDIN ORLE 6227       13 14 1 MIDDLE WAY 7 536     XANDAR 6320           338   
THE 411 6354            1  2 0 NUMBERS GAME 403     RONDOR SENDAL 6343    338  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We salute the tourney participants and hope to see some of the teams represented
return. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Ou812 -- Sounds to me like some kind of code.  I hate codes.  They make me hot and
bothered, and then I get vicious, see? -- Ombert Qurl

Xandar -- At least I was "dispatched" by one of those "they're everywhere" type
avenger types.  But I'm still dead.  I could've done without that. -- Ghost of Mandin

Yeah, well, we got all wound up over here about the death of Orle, and it made us
all, um, a little careless?  Although I wouldn't have said I *murdered* the Fratsfa
Slave.  I wouldn't lower myself to that.  I just gave him what he so richly deserved.
-- Lumus Nelp

Wakizashi -- Ow!  Why do I feel like a piece of origami? -- Mandin Orwell

Ghost of The 411 -- Sorry about that.  I guess I haven't learned my own strength yet.
-- Rondor Sendal the Genuinely Remorseful

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NINE-TAILED FOX viciously subdued RONDOR SENDAL in a 2 minute bloody Bloodfeud fight.
XANDAR viciously subdued CIRCA 1968 in a action packed 3 minute brutal battle.
OU812 was overpowered by OMBERT QURL in a crowd pleasing 2 minute mismatched duel.
LUMUS NELP was overpowered by WAKIZASHI in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
AMUR was vanquished by MANDIN ORWELL in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
KATANA savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
THE 6TH MAN was overpowered by NILE PARTON in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  1      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  12 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  16 -  2      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        18 -  23 -  1      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   9 -  0      18  |

Turn 339 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     OMBERT QURL 6312           18   9  0   96 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
BASHING ATTACK   XANDAR 6320                13  10  1   96 AVENGERS (146)
AIMED BLOW       CIRCA 1968 5915             9   7  2   74 NUMBERS GAME (403)
PARRY-LUNGE      WAKIZASHI 6322             15   8  0   64 AVENGERS (146)
SLASHING ATTACK  KATANA 6349                 5   1  0   45 AVENGERS (146)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OMBERT QURL 6312.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was XANDAR 6320.  The ten other most popular fighters were CIRCA 1968 5915, 
OMBERT QURL 6312, WAKIZASHI 6322, NINE-TAILED FOX 6359, KATANA 6349, OU812 5943, 

The least popular fighter this week was THE 6TH MAN 6374.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were AMUR 6323, LUMUS NELP 6328, RONDOR SENDAL 6343, NILE PARTON 
6322, and OMBERT QURL 6312.

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!