Date   : 08/24/2005    Duedate: 09/06/2005


DM-32    TURN-505

This Weeks Top Honors


(32-4112) [13-34-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TASSALTER                      IZUSU TROOPER
(32-4112) [13-34-0,117]        (32-4062) [8-1-0,73]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TASSALTER                      TASSALTER
(32-4112) [13-34-0,117]        (32-4112) [13-34-0,117]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLLEGE RADIO (364)         59
2. CALL THE PRIEST (344)       42      BLITZKRIEG II (354)
3. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        25      Unchartered Team
4. BLITZKRIEG II (354)         21
5. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     20      FLAMING DEATH (347)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*FLAMING DEATH (347)       10   4  0 71.4   1/ 3 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    10  5 0
 2- 3 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     125  57 12 68.7   2- 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      7  2 2
 3/ 0 BLITZKRIEG II (354)       27  14  2 65.9   3/ 5 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     7  8 1
 4/ 4 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    109  61  6 64.1   4/ 2 THE STORMLORDS (337)      7  8 0
 5/ 5 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    803 484 43 62.4   5/ 4*ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      5 10 0
 6- 6 HARBINGERS (330)         107  86 10 55.4   6/ 7 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   3  7 0
 7/ 8 THE STORMLORDS (337)     130 114 10 53.3   7/ 0*COLLEGE RADIO (364)       2  3 0
 8/ 7*ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      13  12  0 52.0   8/ 9*FLAMING DEATH (347)       1  0 0
 9/ 9 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  349 511 10 40.6   9/ 0 BLITZKRIEG II (354)       1  0 0
10/ 0*COLLEGE RADIO (364)        2   3  0 40.0  10- 6 HARBINGERS (330)          1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Old Secrets #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Zrof One-Eye did not claim to be one of the Bandit Princes who ruled Zukal.  No
useful purpose would have been served by making such a claim, and it would have taken
time and energy to defend it--time and energy which he preferred to spend on other
things.  And what was in a name, after all?  It was significant that whenever the
Bandit Princes met in secret council to debate problems and questions of policy, they
always invited Zrof to attend.
     Tonight, the meeting was being held at the Baths of Terulio, an establishment
which had been purchased a year ago by Doreg, one of the younger Bandit Princes.
Parts of the building were ancient, said to pre-date the Chaos War of five hundred
years ago.  No one knew who, exactly, had built it, but the Fratsfans had been
involved at some point, as the pointed Gathic arches testified.  And the Serevadans
must have had a hand in those atria.  Had the Ferencians erected the colonnades?
Despite the hodgepodge of architectural styles, and the Rirorni "furnishings"
(tapestries, carpets, and cushions) with which Doreg had filled it, the whole thing
was pleasing to the eye.  And magnificently pleasing to the body.  Zrof emerged from
the hot pool, plunged briefly into the cold one, and finally allowed an attendant to
wrap him in a toga-like bath sheet.  Relaxing, refreshing, and--he allowed another
servant to hand him a goblet of wine--supplied with the best vintages.
     He strolled into the private dining chamber that had been set aside for the
meeting.  Seven of the Princes were there already, and Doreg would doubtless enter at
any moment.  With himself, that made nine, and seven Princes were enough to conduct
business in the name of the city.
     "This is a wasteful extravagance," Barandine grumbled.  He was noted for his
parsimony, he habitually dressed in plain, well-worn clothing, and he had been known
to serve guests in his palace with a meal that the lowest tavern in the town could
better.  He was never slow to indulge in Doreg's generous meals, of course, and
presently he sat in front of a plate loaded with roast venison, glazed ham, two
roasted and stuffed pigeons....
     Zrof shuddered and averted his gaze.  That kind of indulgence made a man fat and
slow, and a Bandit Prince of Zukal, the most intrigue-riddled city in Alastari, could
not afford to be fat or slow.  "You consider that it was too extravagant of Doreg to
offer us this fine meal?  The good wine?"  The Arenamaster studied the selection on
the long table--there were never servants at these private meetings--and picked up a
     "No, if he wants to feast us, that is proper.  He's the youngest of us, after
all.  It shows respect.  It's buying this bathhouse in the first place, not to
mention all the restoration work he's done here--wasteful!  Extravagant!  Just
throwing his money away--"
     "I happen to know that the Terulio makes him a very handsome profit," Zrof
countered.  "And even if it didn't, so what?  He isn't spending YOUR money."
     "Quite true."  Doreg had entered unnoticed and now took his place at the table.
"I have received word that none of the others can come tonight, therefore the doors
are closed and the meeting is begun."  The young (perhaps thirty) Rirorni fixed
Barandine with a hard stare.  "You called this meeting.  Why?  Surely it wasn't just
to protest my business ventures."
     "I have several points," the older man growled.  "First--" here he shot a
spiteful glance at Zrof, "that we should close down the arena finally and completely,
raze the structure, and turn the land to other uses.  It's a good location--"
     "The arena is breaking even at the present," Zrof said.  "Things may improve
later--they have in the past.  But in any case, the arena structure AND the land it
stands on belongs to ME, and I have a contract with the Lady Greywand which requires
that I keep it open until she says otherwise.  If you, Barandine, make one move to
damage my property or interfere with the fulfillment of my contract, I will see you
     Barandine flushed with anger, which was easily visible on his light complexion--
could he be a renegade Fratsfan?  That raised an interesting question with regard to
a rumor Zrof had picked up three days ago.  It had seemed unlikely at the time.
True, men of all races poured through the city, but why should the Fratsfans care who
ruled it?  They were a long way off, and by all accounts their emperor was devoted to
agricultural experiments.
     "Who cares what the Grey Witch wants?" Barandine demanded.  "Besides, what She
wants won't matter at all, soon."  His narrow mouth twisted into an unpleasant smile.
"She's an old woman, when all is said and done.  Old women die.  They're well known
for it."
     "Fine.  When the situation changes, we can think about other uses for the land,"
Zrof said.  "But not until then, because I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for
a five-thousand-year-old witch to die.  She's had a lot more practice staying alive."
     Barandine opened his mouth, probably to argue, but there was an interruption.

     Karolvingar, the Roving Demon of Zukal, erupted into the room.  Quite literally.
The floor tiles near the back wall flew apart, and the demon burst upward in a
fountain of flame.  "To arms!" the demon cried.  "To arms, leaders of Zukal, for your
doom is upon you!"
     "From you?" Zrof asked.  The Roving Demon was a some-time standby at the arena,
and he had a fair idea of its fighting ability.  He would bet on himself to take
Karolvingar down in two minutes, armed only with a table knife and an offhand fork,
and with nothing but a bath sheet for armor.
     "Not I!"  Karolvingar looked offended.  "You must realize that I consider myself
to be practically a Bandit Prince of Zukal myself!  All the lesser demons in the city
defer to me, after all, and I have...certain enterprises here which I would not like
to see disturbed."  The demon shrugged.  "And in what other city of Alastari would
the people be so cosmopolitan as to tolerate a community of demons?  No, the danger
comes from Barikala--"
     "Which has been cut off from all contact with the rest of the world for some
years now," Barandine snapped.  "Which is, in fact, one of the points I wanted to--"
     Karolvingar flicked one leathery wing at the Prince.  "Be silent, old man, you
know nothing about it."
     Barandine opened his mouth, but Doreg cut in before the narrow-faced old man
could speak.  "Tell us how Barikala menaces the city, Sir Demon," he said.
     "Firstly, are you aware that the island has become the focus of a cluster of
uncontrolled rips in the boundaries between worlds?  And that creatures which you
would call monsters are emerging from this rips?"
     "I've heard," Zrof said, and Doreg nodded also.
     "Excellent, it saves time.  Know now that not all the 'monsters' which appear
are what you might call 'beasts'.  Some of them are as intelligent as any human--more
intelligent than some," the demon added with a glance at Barandine.  "And they have
decided that Alastari is a fair land, well suited to become their new home.  It is,
in fact, an invasion such as those spoken of in the time you call the Chaos War.  For
NOW, it is localized around Barikala and the delta of the Urt.  But if it is not
stopped there, it will spread to all this world."

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Old Secrets #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Torric, spymaster for Riztab's arena, twitched a shoulder and looked over his
shoulder at the dark silhouette of the New Town.  One hand went to the shutter of the
dark-lantern he carried, but he paused and shook his head.  Better not to invite
notice, though he did not relish the prospect of entering the old arena offices in
the dark.  Still, sometimes unpleasant tasks had to be done, and he did know the old
building better than most.  He would once have said, "better than anybody," but there
was evidence now that someone had been raiding the old records.  He hadn't told
anyone that.  He hefted the spear in his other hand and prodded in front of him where
the dark waters of the lake glimmered in starlight.
     Gods, who would have thought Makrok would be that stupid?  Oh, hell, who would
have believed that something as valuable and dangerous as those old codices were in
Riztab at all, much less in one of the old offices?  He glanced over his shoulder
again.  He couldn't see the Isle wizard, but he was sure the man was there somewhere,
watching him.  Why couldn't the old spell-twister get the codices himself?  Why did
HE, Torric, have to do this.
     Torric sighed.  No good putting it off.  He stepped forward, grimacing as the
cold water immediately penetrated his boots.  They were good boots, or they had been,
but nothing kept the lake out when it wanted in.  Testing his route with the spear,
the spy waded farther.  There were bad things in the lake.  Monsters, of course, all
large bodies of water had monsters.  But there were smaller things that were just as
bad, or worse.  Snakes.  Leeches.  He shuddered; leeches were bad.  He hated leeches.
Deep holes where they shouldn't be, that a man could step into and break an ankle and
     The bulk of the old arena building blocked the starlight as he came nearer.  It
always looked strange in the dark.  Hell, it looked strange enough by daylight.
Those gargoyles, and the way the windows peered....
     He really didn't want to go into the old ruin.
     But he'd promised the wizard that he'd bring out the chest with the old, old,
OLD records.
     And it wasn't a good idea to break a promise made to a wizard.

Near Arvat:

     Spymaster Lovenar was annoyed, and he didn't care who knew it.  He kept one hand
on Geroge Kase's collar, shoving the Captured Orc forward as fast as the narrow path
permitted.  He didn't like orcs.  He didn't like being out here in the marshy fringes
of the delta.  In fact, he didn't like much of anything in his life at the moment,
but he had plans to make changes.  And Kase was the key which would unlock the first
door for him.  He pushed the orc again.
     Kase promptly stumbled.  "No good rushing along like this," he whined.  "It's a
wizard's tower, dammit, we have to sneak up on it, not go rushing in."
     "Deserted, you said."
     "Damn straight!  I wouldn't go near it if there was a wizard in residence, I'm
not such a fool as that.  But even a deserted wizard's tower is...well, it's
     Lovenar shoved the orc again.  "You're a coward as well as a fool."
     "I'm a fool for ever mentioning the tower," Kase muttered.
     The path emerged from the close-growing, man-tall reeds onto open water.  Well,
open except for waterlilies, and lower reeds of some grass-like type, and patches of
miscellaneous plants.  Lovenar was not a botanist, and to him they were all weeds.
The important thing was the tower on the other side of the water.  It was, as Kase
had reported, half-ruined and apparently vacant.  But only a wizard would have built
such a tower in the first place, and even deserted, a wizard's tower might hold
prizes worth having.  He meant to have them.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am honored to once again stand before you as Arvat's Champion.  I salute
Tassalter for an excellent fight and tremendous effort.
     I wonder if I will graduate any time soon.  Is there some sort of requirement to
have at least two ratings to go to the Isle?  <chuckle>
     Let's see who we have as Challenger Champions....  Tassalter might be going for
the BF this turn.  Good luck!  Silver Train is looking fired up after that tourney
performance and Stratostar is a rising star.
     The Trainer did make an ridiculous comment to my manager, so I think I'll throw
an avoid their way to make them earn a shot at the title.
     Oh, there is Electric Eye.  He did a pretty good job on Obsidian Golem for sure.
I am sure Destitute N is avoiding as our challenges seem to have a hard time going
through.  What the heck!

Good hunting!

Sensoo O Suru
The Stormlords
The Council of Lords

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ARVAT brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, SARATOGA GLORY, since CALL 
THE PRIEST took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now keep the 
taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for HARBINGERS, whose 0-0-0 
this turn dropped them by 4 into 10th.  Ha!  Middle of the road, COLLEGE RADIO, 
middle of the road; you'll get no good words from me, until you get better, or worse. 
Break a leg.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see UNITED win a fight and 
gain 23 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, UNITED beat LOU CYPHER and LOU CYPHER lost 20 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  SENSOO O SURU challenged TASSALTER for ARVAT's 
Title this turn, and guess what happened?  And it's out with the old, in with the 
new, as TASSALTER takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  
Heh, heh.  The Swinging Aardvark, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  
Where do they get this stuff?  From ARVAT's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  CALL THE PRIEST was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was THE STORMLORDS.  Ha ha ha ha!  LOGGERHEAD was 
challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  And we have IZUSU TROOPER in a challenge, going down 10 points 
for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought IZUSU TROOPER showed great skill and promise 
when it won victory over LOGGERHEAD.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of ARVAT.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TASSALTER 4112               13  34  0   117       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILVER TRAIN 4170            11   2  1   164       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-STRATOSTAR 4173              10   4  1   109       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 ARGONAUT 4135                 9   2  0   107       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 SENSOO O SURU 3979           26  18  0    96       THE STORMLORDS (337)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARK SKY 3933                19  24  2    85       HARBINGERS (330)
 ELECTRIC EYE 4156             9   4  0    85       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 BEFORE THE DAWN 4148         11   2  0    81       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 IZUSU TROOPER 4062            8   1  0    73       FLAMING DEATH (347)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 M. A. FISTAFOLES 4191         6   3  0    63       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 FREKI 4179                   10   3  0    59       THE STORMLORDS (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOGGERHEAD 4149              13  17  0    56       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 SINNER 4165                   5   4  0    53       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-NAUTILUS 4134                 7   3  0    51       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 UNITED 4162                   3   7  1    51       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-GERI 4016                    10  15  0    45       HARBINGERS (330)
-LOGGERHEAD 4133               3   2  0    44       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 DEE SPADER 4192               5   4  3    38       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 CHARON 4103                   9   9  0    36       THE STORMLORDS (337)
-DESERT FOX 4131               5   5  1    35       BLITZKRIEG II (354)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAHLGREN 4132                 3   2  1    33       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 LOU CYPHER 4188               7   5  0    29       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PERSONAL LEGEND 4198          6   0  0    29       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 JUSTICE 4217                  3   2  0    29       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 MISERY 4235                   3   1  0    27       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 FREEWHEEL BURNIN' 4245        2   0  0    26       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOPIARY 4219                  4   1  0    20       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 ULTHAR ULSAY 4199             1   6  0    18       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 DEAD 60'S 4258                1   0  0    17       COLLEGE RADIO (364)
 TAKE YOUR LUMPS 4260          0   1  0    15       COLLEGE RADIO (364)
 BRIAN BORU 4263               1   0  0    12       THE STORMLORDS (337)
-YUGO CV 4066                  1   0  0    12       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 DAMNATION 4214                3   2  0    11       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 REPRISAL 4216                 3   2  0    11       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 BILL ZEYBUB 4244              1   2  0    11       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 HEAVEN 4261                   1   0  0    11       COLLEGE RADIO (364)
-VW BEETLE 4064                1   0  0     6       FLAMING DEATH (347)
-FENDER MALLOTT 4233           1   1  0     6       HARBINGERS (330)
 M. EDGAR D'SERPENT 4236       1   3  0     6       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-WULFGAR 4232                  1   1  0     4       HARBINGERS (330)
-SUGAR PUNCH 4237              0   3  0     3       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-FORD PINTO 4234               0   1  0     1       FLAMING DEATH (347)
-BRUENOR 4231                  0   1  0     1       HARBINGERS (330)
 PURGATORY 4257                0   1  0     1       COLLEGE RADIO (364)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
OSKSI NOBLE 312        0  1 0   1                   DEE SPADER 4192       505 NONE    
PATHETIC 4262          0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360    SPYMASTER 331         505 NONE    
HELL 4259              0  1 0 COLLEGE RADIO 364     ARENAMISTRESS SUG 332 505 NONE    
N. FERNAL 4230         1  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105   VENOM 18              502         
BOATMAN KU 4130       15 26 1 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 STRATOSTAR 4173       504         
LITTLE RAINBOW 4146   19 13 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 SILVER TRAIN 4170     504         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Destitute N -- A rather tough way for Obsidian Golem to go out.  He dropped his sword
after that shot to the arm and then his shield broke.  It wasn't pretty watching him
get chopped down.  At least, as a Golem, he felt no pain.  There is that.  He
graduates a Lord Protector at 12(1)-11(2)-15-11(1)-21(2)-10(1)-13(2).  AEX in parry
and Expert in defense.  LO/VL.  Favorite of large shield.  He is the TP that beat
Killing Machine (AB) and drove him to the dark arena.  The Council salutes Lord
Protector Obsidian Golem! -- The Icelord

the Trainer -- Interesting and IMO silly comments on your part.  I run and hide from
no one.  OUR challenges don't always go through, but I suppose that means nothing to
you.  According to the spy report on turns #498 & #499 DN avoided us the most.  On
turns #500 & #503 we avoided them the most.  Those tourney skills he got might make
me try to avoid certain matchups too.  Perhaps you could find someone to challenge
and show me how its done?  Well, you are one of the best here, so who am I to
question it. -- The Icelord and The Stormlords

Fisherman's Wharf -- Our condolences on your fallen.  We raise our swords and bow our
heads in honor of Boatman Ku and Little Rainbow. -- The Stormlords

Obsidian Golem -- Good riddance, and what a great way for you to leave, with your
tail between your legs.  Hey, I realize there's NO way that Noble would have ever let
you on his squad, but I bet he would have made certain that you had carried a back up
weapon into the arena.  He told me that the only manager that would let his warrior
go into a fight without a backup weapon was one who had never been in the arena

himself.  I'd suggest carrying one or more in AD...but then I guess your fighting
career has ended, and your sweater-making career has begun.  Make sure you have that
one back-up knitting needle in your basket. -- Electric Eye

RIP Killing Machine -- 7-9-11-15-11-10-21 (or so), totally mode in everything he had
a level in, not ambi.  Please remember, the turn I had come back (I sent the turn in
before I saw on the forum that Icelord had called me out) he went DA and beat Bandit
Prince.  I figured he could do well against the TPs, but he had no decise, and could
not take enough damage (kudos to Icelord for coming up with a good strategy against
him).  The replacement should prove much more formidable.... -- D. Noble

Hey Sentinel -- Is it about time for Metal Meltdown to make a reappearance in Aradi?
-- D. Noble

Trainer -- Thanks to you sir, they represented me well, and the FE wont hurt! -- D.

COL -- Does my "frothing in Chimlevtal" include me going 5-0-1 against your alliance
last turn?  More "frothing" to come! -- D. Noble

Dark Sky -- No warrior under .500 should open his yap about others.  Try winning a
few fights first. -- Before The Dawn

The Trainer -- Um, excuse me, but those Fisherman's Wharf warriors you killed last
turn were going to play a prominent role as high-skill learn tutors as I moved up in
the rankings as I'm sure they were for other people here.  Why don't you think about
the common good every once in a while instead of just "me, me, me!"  Jeez. -- Isuzu

Icelord -- Regarding your comments last turn about how Destitute Noble's "'good guy'
image is in the dumper now."  Do you really think that anyone who knows him thinks
any less of him because of whatever personal vendetta you and your cronies are on?
From the truth I can glean from the stories being told, it may not have been very
neighborly to try and kill someone's warrior and thumb one's nose about it, but
hardly an uncommon occurrence and not something I would expect a seasoned manager to
get so incensed over.  And it wasn't even DN's kill if I remember it right?  Exact
your revenge if you like, but don't be deluded into thinking that anyone perceives
this as anything more than an axe to grind on your part. -- The Sentinel

Sensoo O Suru -- Yes, well, I suppose considering the kind of turn my teammates have
had today, I should be glad to be alive.  But there are times when being dead would
be so much easier.... -- Tassalter

Stratostar -- Trampled into the sand, that's me.  I'd retire and spend my sunset
years fishing, but with that head wound, I don't think so. -- Ghost of Boatman Ku

M.A. Fistafoles -- Ah, one of the Fistafoles clan, hmm?  Do I remember your sister?
Some of my teammates do, of course, but do *I*? -- Loggerhead

Silver Train -- There is no justice.  Why couldn't it have been Loggerhead who died?
-- Ghost of Little Rainbow

Isuzu Trooper -- Hey, I'll be a bigot against THINGS if I want to! -- Loggerhead

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HELL was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PATHETIC was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SENSOO O SURU was demolished by TASSALTER in a 3 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
IZUSU TROOPER overpowered LOGGERHEAD in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ULTHAR ULSAY was bested by FREEWHEEL BURNIN' in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
ELECTRIC EYE was overpowered by ARGONAUT in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BEFORE THE DAWN overcame FREKI in a 2 minute fight.
M. A. FISTAFOLES was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute melee.
LOU CYPHER was vanquished by UNITED in a 2 minute uneven fight.
CHARON was vanquished by SINNER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DEE SPADER executed OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
JUSTICE overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 3 minute one-sided match.
DAMNATION was bested by HEAVEN in a 4 minute amateur's conflict.
REPRISAL was subdued by BRIAN BORU in a 3 minute amateur's match.
MISERY overpowered PURGATORY in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
M. EDGAR D'SERPENT was overpowered by DEAD 60'S in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BILL ZEYBUB devastated TAKE YOUR LUMPS in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  17 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  19 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  17 -  1      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW         9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  21 -  0      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  27 -  6      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  13 -  0      24  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 505 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ARGONAUT 4135               9   2  0  107 BLITZKRIEG II (354)
TOTAL PARRY      SENSOO O SURU 3979         26  18  0   96 THE STORMLORDS (337)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELECTRIC EYE 4156           9   4  0   85 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FREKI 4179                 10   3  0   59 THE STORMLORDS (337)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEE SPADER 4192             5   4  3   38 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
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 TASSALTER 4112.  The ten other most popular fighters were ULTHAR ULSAY 4199, M. 
DAWN 4148, BRIAN BORU 4263, IZUSU TROOPER 4062, LOU CYPHER 4188, and DEAD 60'S 4258.

The least popular fighter this week was TAKE YOUR LUMPS 4260.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were M. EDGAR D'SERPENT 4236, PURGATORY 4257, REPRISAL 4216, 
ELECTRIC EYE 4156, LOGGERHEAD 4149, HELL 4259, HEAVEN 4261, CHARON 4103, FREKI 4179, 
and PATHETIC 4262.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: