Date   : 06/29/2005    Duedate: 07/12/2005


DM-32    TURN-501

This Weeks Top Honors


(32-4170) [9-2-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SARATOGA GLORY (352)           
(32-4170) [9-2-0,119]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TASSALTER                      SILVER TRAIN
(32-4112) [11-32-0,94]         (32-4170) [9-2-0,119]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        63
2. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       56      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     11      Unchartered Team
4. FOR THE SHIRE (359)          0
5. THE STORMLORDS (337)         0      ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*ANGELS OF PAIN (360)       4   1  0 80.0   1/ 2 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      9  6 0
 2- 1*FLAMING DEATH (347)        8   3  0 72.7   2/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     7  8 1
 3- 3 FOR THE SHIRE (359)       17   8  0 68.0   3/ 4 THE STORMLORDS (337)      7  8 0
 4/ 2 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     114  54 10 67.9   4/ 5 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   6  6 0
 5- 5 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     36  19  0 65.5   5/ 1 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     6  9 0
 6/ 4 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     96  54  6 64.0   6/ 0*ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      4  1 0
 7/ 6 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    795 472 42 62.7   7- 6*FLAMING DEATH (347)       1  2 0
 8/ 7 THE STORMLORDS (337)     120 104 10 53.6   8- 8 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     0  3 0
 9/ 8 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  346 500 10 40.9   9- 7 FOR THE SHIRE (359)       0  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to CALL THE PRIEST, as they are 
pushed from the coveted top team spot by the SARATOGA GLORY stable.  For every winner 
there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at CALL THE PRIEST, who went 
down to 1st from 5th.  Life is tough.  DEVIL ADVOCATES is no joke as it posted a 
4-1-1 week advancing from 3rd place to 2nd place.  Call it luck at the right time or 
bribes in the right hands, but the new team ANGELS OF PAIN scored a 4-1-0 record this 
week.  Hey everybody, watch out for M. A. FISTAFOLES, who flew up 25 points in the 
rankings after mashing BEFORE THE DAWN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was LITTLE RAINBOW, who dropped 12 points after 
a disappointing (to say the least) bout with ELECTRIC EYE.  Well here's a duelmaster 
that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  SILVER TRAIN made a challenge against 
OBSIDIAN GOLEM this week.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody 
knuckles was THE STORMLORDS' OBSIDIAN GOLEM, who was turned away from the 
Duelmastership by SILVER TRAIN.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to 
deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ARVAT arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad DEVIL ADVOCATES?   Big bad DEVIL 
ADVOCATES.  Big bad DEVIL ADVOCATES.  ARVAT's afraid of the big bad DEVIL ADVOCATES.  
Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  DEVIL ADVOCATES + 
Weapons That go Boom = DEVIL ADVOCATES + Avoid City.  Well just about everybody wants 
a piece of CHARON, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  The audience likes blood and there was plenty of it 
covering S. MOE DIUS as he was driven to an early grave by MORDANT DESERTER of the 
ARVAT.  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with 
you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ARVAT have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you 
worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER TRAIN 4170             9   2  0   119       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HEADLESS CHICKEN 4204        13   7  0   102       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 OBSIDIAN GOLEM 3975          24  20  1    98       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 BOATMAN KU 4130              15  23  1    98       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 TASSALTER 4112               11  32  0    94       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENSOO O SURU 3979           23  17  0    86       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 ELECTRIC EYE 4156             7   2  0    84       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 LITTLE RAINBOW 4146          18  11  0    69       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILLING MACHINE 4139         13   6  1    66       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 STRATOSTAR 4173               7   4  0    64       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 LOGGERHEAD 4149              13  13  0    60       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 M. A. FISTAFOLES 4191         4   1  0    52       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-IZUSU TROOPER 4062            6   1  0    47       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 CHARON 4103                   8   6  0    44       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 BEFORE THE DAWN 4148          7   2  0    39       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 FREKI 4179                    7   2  0    35       THE STORMLORDS (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOU CYPHER 4188               5   3  0    32       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 SINNER 4165                   2   3  0    26       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNITED 4162                   1   5  1    23       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 DEE SPADER 4192               3   2  2    22       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAMNATION 4214                1   0  0    15       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 PURGATORY 4215                1   0  0    15       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 REPRISAL 4216                 1   0  0    15       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 JUSTICE 4217                  1   0  0    13       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-YUGO CV 4066                  1   0  0    12       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 PERSONAL LEGEND 4198          3   0  0     9       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 N. FERNAL 4230                1   0  0     8       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-VW BEETLE 4064                1   0  0     6       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 TOPIARY 4219                  1   1  0     4       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 ULTHAR ULSAY 4199             0   3  0     3       THE STORMLORDS (337)
-DEMONIC EGG 4202              0   1  0     1       BARN OF HORRORS (358)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 314  0  1 0   1                   DEE SPADER 4192       501 NONE    
RAGE 4213              0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360    DARK CHAMPION 333     501 NONE    
S. MOE DIUS 4180       2  7 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105   MORDANT DESERTER 311  501 NONE    
CAPTAIN RED 4229       0  1 0 SARATOGA GLORY 352    MOUNTAIN TROLL 327    501 NONE    
THOR 4169              3  6 0 THE STORMLORDS 337    UNITED 4162           498 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Editor -- Thanks for running both team spotlights.  I was unaware there was a change
in policy.  Was this brought on by arenas like Jhans?  Would the team spotlight
titled "Freki Must Die!!!" printed in Arvat on turn #439 be printed today or
rejected?  I'm curious because that was "primarily real-world" and is a large part of
my response here.  I fully support not allowing others to write your
managers/gladiators into a story if it is not wanted.  I am not trying to be a smart
aleck, I just want to make sure I understand what you are going to delete.  D. Noble
wrote a personal ad on turn #499 here in Arvat and it talked about his warrior in
Chimlevtal, the Chimlevtal HOF and Lord Protector Napulak of Chimlevtal.  I replied
on turn #500 (it was not real-world) and it was deleted.  I've been on Ghea for 20
years and thought I knew what would get tossed.  Thanks. -- The Icelord

     Yes, there has, of late, been too much "real world" animosity in the 
     newsletters, which needs to be curbed.  As for your ad about the Chimlevtal
     stuff, I think I forwarded it to Chimlevtal to be printed; didn't realize it was
     meant for here.  I think the one you replied to ran when I was out of town. --

The Trainer & The Dark One -- Great team spotlights!  Keep it up! -- The Icelord

Killing Machine -- You talk of overtaking Savory and then you promptly lose the
throne and get thrashed by Obsidian Golem.  Your manager is over-confident and shows
a lack of respect for the other gladiators here. -- The Stormlords

Destitute N. -- I tried to reply to your personal ads that focused on warriors in
Chimlevtal but for some reason they were deleted.  They were not real world or over
the line, so I have no idea why they were cut and the rest of my personals ran.  Do
you know why? -- The Icelord

High Lord Bosk & RTR -- The chesire cat is not worthy of polishing your boots, mighty
warriors. -- The Icelord

Little Rainbow -- You're welcome. -- Sensoo O Suru

Silver Train -- Congrats on the title! -- The Stormlords

Destitute N. -- Go back and read the team spotlight you and Talon Coward wrote on
turn #439 entitled "Freki must die!!!"  I don't think that would get printed now a
days.  Also, remember you ran a DA warrior called "Freki's Lover" in Chimlevtal and
ducked my BF here in Arvat.  You're just lucky I didn't slap you with that gauntlet
long ago.  I was busy and distracted, but now here I am.  Time to answer for your
actions, "Noble" one.  Don't mix apples and oranges.  This is about your actions in
Arvat and Chimlevtal.  (I'm ready to take this off-line when you are.) -- The Icelord

Destitute N. -- You said "my main goal the rest of this year is to beat The Icelord
here, and seek their group out in any arena..."  <lol>  I'm REALLY trembling!  I'm in
Chimlevtal, Arvat and Primus. -- The Icelord

Stratostar -- We say that turnabout is fair play.  Note Electric Eye's ending of
Isuzu Trooper's undefeated streak, just as you had ended my streak the previous turn.
We decided we didn't want to wait for you to do it and hog all the glory. -- B4 The
P.S.  Massive upset you pulled?  Given your style advantage I'd hardly call it that.
The massive style upset happened last turn when that dirty dog Obsidian Golem
overcame Killing Machine....

Dark One -- I'll guess I'll be using my avoids against you now also.  Were I another
manager I would've called you a coward and a backstabber who spit in my face for
challenging me the turn after you said you would not.  Instead, I look back on our
legendary history and understand that sometimes those things happen--it makes one
more appreciative of one's successes, and also a bit more wary for next time.
Besides I won the challenge and beat another of your warriors in a random matchup. --
D. Noble

Icelord -- After reading your spotlight, I gained a bit of insight into your group's
way of thinking and why the killing of Freki was such a huge deal.  Nonetheless,
what's done cannot be undone, and we forge ahead with our challenge.  You now lead by
one, but there are many turns to go. -- D. Noble

Greetings to the returning teams!  Anyone know was the last that Arvat fielded eight
teams? -- D. Noble

Boatman Ku -- That's all you could teach me??  One lousy skill?  I like Tassalter
better than you.  You won't be seeing me around anytime soon. -- Silver Train

Loggerhead -- I was worried that the boss wanted me to give you another shot after
you beat me so badly in our last fight.  I see that new strategy worked wonders for
me though.  I feel more confidant if you ever want to have another go at it.  Good
luck to you. -- Stratostar

Ulthar Ulsay -- Gotcha again.  You actually had me sweating a little this time.  I
thought for sure that you were going to collapse a lot sooner as you seemed exhausted
in minute 4.  It shocked me that you still had 9 more minutes left in you. --
Personal Legend

Embezzling Scribe -- Didn't your mother ever teach you not to steal? -- Topiary

"Arvat Challenge 2005" Update:
The Stormlords w- 5-4-0
Call the Priest- 4-5-1

Ed. -- I like that...the welcome wagon.  Would that title come with a badge?  I'd
like to have a badge. -- the Trainer

     Sure, you can have a badge.  The best I can do is a "Junior G-Man" badge though.
     -- Ed.

the Icelord -- Definitely very interesting thus far.  Let's see how long you can hold
the lead. -- the Trainer

the Dark One -- Great team spotlight!!!!  Keep it up. -- the Trainer

Destitute Noble -- So, you figured out my duel identity did you?  Took you long
enough.  You get a cookie! -- the Trainer

Destitute Noble -- It was our pleasure to end Dawn's streak.  If there are any other
warriors that you have that you would like for me to knock from the ranks of the
unbeaten please let me know.  We'll be more than happy to oblige. -- the Trainer

Ed. -- See, I can be a nice guy when I want to. -- the Trainer

     Especially if you're giving out cookies! -- Ed.

Tassalter -- Sorry about that again.  It is an honor to have dueled with you.  I hope
that makes things a little less painful. -- Silver Train

Silver Train -- (groaning)  I've been hit by a train!  Good work on your part, very
poor on mine. -- Boatman Ku

Stratostar -- Are you supposed to be flying that thing so low? -- Loggerhead

Kung-Fu Master?  But I didn't have my Kung-Fu shirt on! -- Little Rainbow

The Convicted Assassin is a, well, something he shouldn't be.  Or maybe he should,
hard to say. -- Tassalter

The Trainer -- After I get moved, I will hunt up the missing warrior, or ask the
Commission to send me a new one.  At present, it's all I can do to get the personals
out. -- Jorja

The Trainer -- Sorry to disappoint, but my team isn't going to be beating in anyone's
brains any time soon.  They are works in progress at the moment and definitely need
some time on the vine to ripen. -- the Dark One

D. Noble -- Slipped one challenge in there vs. Sinner.  S. Moe Dius is so bad that I
figured I had a 10% chance of winning, but he's trying anything to not get DAed.  The
one skill hurts, tho.... -- the Dark One
P.S.  My record for most titles held at one time was seven.  I held Gateway, Primus,
Free Blades, Arvat, Kurukar, Daiyla Kiv and Malcorn at the same time.  They were the
only arenas I was in at that point.  It was also the only time to my knowledge that
all top three arena titles were held by one manager.

S. Moe Dius -- Your time grows near! -- the rest of the guys

All -- The 500th turn went off well, though my 1-4 was most disappointing.  Four
spotlights and a number of personals...well done! -- the Dark One

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

27 June 2005
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAPTAIN RED was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RAGE was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
SENSOO O SURU luckily beat UNITED in a slow 12 minute one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
SILVER TRAIN slimly won victory over OBSIDIAN GOLEM in a 6 minute Challenge contest.
STRATOSTAR was overpowered by TASSALTER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
FREKI outwaited SINNER in a 7 minute Challenge fight.
ULTHAR ULSAY was outwaited by PERSONAL LEGEND in a 13 minute Challenge match.
BOATMAN KU handily defeated KILLING MACHINE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
LITTLE RAINBOW was viciously subdued by ELECTRIC EYE in a 2 minute gory duel.
CHARON was unbelievably bested by LOGGERHEAD in a popular 2 minute duel.
BEFORE THE DAWN was overpowered by M. A. FISTAFOLES in a 1 minute uneven match.
S. MOE DIUS was executed by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LOU CYPHER demolished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DEE SPADER delivered the death blow upon EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute battle.
TOPIARY was bested by DAMNATION in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
JUSTICE overcame PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a crowd boring 3 minute fight.
REPRISAL defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute beginner's struggle.
PURGATORY overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
N. FERNAL unbelievably bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   7 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW         9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  19 -  4      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  17 -  0      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  20 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  22 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  13 -  0      35  |

Turn 501 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SILVER TRAIN 4170           9   2  0  119 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
TOTAL PARRY      OBSIDIAN GOLEM 3975        24  20  1   98 THE STORMLORDS (337)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELECTRIC EYE 4156           7   2  0   84 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LITTLE RAINBOW 4146        18  11  0   69 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
AIMED BLOW       KILLING MACHINE 4139       13   6  1   66 CALL THE PRIEST (344)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TASSALTER 4112.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SILVER TRAIN 4170.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHARON 4103, 

The least popular fighter this week was PERSONAL LEGEND 4198.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SENSOO O SURU 3979, UNITED 4162, N. FERNAL 4230, REPRISAL 4216, 
4139, and ULTHAR ULSAY 4199.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXIX

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HELIO 3733 (64-55-4)                   0  5  0         ULTIMATE ACCELERATION

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STYLISH 4116 (19-5-1)                  2  3  0         SARATOGA GLORY       

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TRADEMARK 4114 (18-5-3)                4  3  0         SARATOGA GLORY       
STARBREAKER 4039 (23-8-1)              3  3  0         CALL THE PRIEST      

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SILVER TRAIN 4170 (4-0-0)             13  3  1         SARATOGA GLORY       

ELIGIBLES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROLEX WATCH 3732 (58-54-1)             3  3  0         LUST MUPPETS         

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PICKLED PIGSKIN 4051 (12-0-0)          0  3  0         BUFFY'S DINER        

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STRATOSTAR 4173 (2-2-0)                0  3  0         SARATOGA GLORY