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


DM-35    TURN-496

This Weeks Top Honors


(35-3863) [12-2-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLITZKRIEG (357)               DIRT DEVILS (363)
(35-3863) [12-2-1,112]         (35-3896) [6-1-0,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOCO                           CADAL COONTZ
(35-3677) [12-8-0,78]          (35-3901) [6-11-0,34]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLITZKRIEG (357)            21
2. PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)     11      BLITZKRIEG (357)
3. DIRT DEVILS (363)           10      Unchartered Team
4. THE BEARS (253)              0
5. VITAL BRAWL (332)            0      DIRT DEVILS (363)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DIRT DEVILS (363)         10   2  0 83.3   1/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)  11  4 1
 2/ 0 BLITZKRIEG (357)          71  21  9 77.2   2/ 2 FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)     9  6 0
 3- 2 VITAL BRAWL (332)         11   7  0 61.1   3/ 3 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)    8  7 0
 4- 4 THE BEARS (253)          360 266 26 57.5   4/ 6*DIRT DEVILS (363)         2  0 0
 5/ 3 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)      40  30  5 57.1   5/ 5 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)      2  3 0
 6/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)   76  60  4 55.9   6/ 0 BLITZKRIEG (357)          1  0 0
 7/ 7 FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)     23  29  1 44.2   7- 7 THE BEARS (253)           0  3 0
 8/ 8 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   496 758 20 39.6   8- 4 VITAL BRAWL (332)         0  1 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[ The Mountains of Night #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Raoul, one of Gerfel's Friends from Aruak City, looked around the one room cabin
and sighed.  "It isn't much, doll, but it'll have to do."
     "It's fine," Crystal Fireblade said.  "Shelter, and a chance to rest, what more
can we ask?"  She lowered her pack to the floor, which was of rough planks, and
stretched.  "Any idea where we are?"
     "Somewhere between Zensu and Murska is the best I can do."  He moved to the
fireplace, noting the full woodbox with approval, and began to lay a fire.  "I wish I
knew what we've got following us, though."
     "Yeah, but did you get the impression back in Fratsfa that Khaldren's converts
used demons?  They were regular hired bravos that we fought."
     "True, but we killed them.  Maybe the next step is demons."  The Lady Knight
looked at the bread and cheese in her hands, then passed it to Raoul to toast.  "What
else could it mean?  You think there's some OTHER power-mad magician at work, too?"
     "There are rumors about the kaliv of Kurukar."
     "I've heard them, but surely his arm isn't this long?  And anyway, Andoria has
its protections--"
     Raoul shrugged, looking around uneasily.  "The protections, such as they are,
focus on the person of the king, and who's seen him lately?"
     "He spends a lot of time on the Isle of the Eye...."
     "Which doesn't do Andoria much good.  Sometimes I wonder if people are right
about him being under the Greywand's thumb."
     Crystal Fireblade stood, squaring her shoulders, and looked down at her
companion sternly.  "That's fool talk, and practically treasonous."
     "And they say Fratsfa has its own protections," Raoul went on as though she
hadn't spoken.  "But those only work against...."  He shrugged.  "If the majority of
the magicians of Fratsfa choose to ignore a danger, then the protections do, too.
And if Khaldren has suborned them--"
     "That would still leave the protections in place against Kurukar," Crystal said,
sitting down again.
     Raoul shrugged again.  "Well, if we can catch one of the demons alive, we can
ask who sent him."

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Mountains of Night #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Morning was as overcast as the night had been.  There was no sunrise, just a
fading of the sky from black to gray.  The air was colder than it had any right to be
at this altitude and season.
     Huw studied the clouds, the mountain, the river, and muttered incredulously,
"It's going to snow."
     The elf came to stand beside him on the brink of the hill.  "In the summer?"
     "I don't think it IS summer here now."  He shivered.  He'd brought a poncho,
because it was always cold in the mountains at night, but this was colder than he'd
planned for.  Colder than he had expected, or could believe possible even while it
was happening.  "Do you suppose the Black Kaliv can control the weather?"
     Tankesh duplicated his study of sky, mountains, and river.  "Apparently."  He
frowned.  "That's the trouble with blood magic.  A man has to be unscrupulous to use
it, but then it gives him a LOT of power for his unscrupulous purposes."
     Huw felt a chill that had nothing to do with the weather.  "Why would he want to
make it winter in the middle of summer?"
     "Who knows?"  He stared at the mountain opposite their position without seeing
it, studying the decision he had made in the night.  It felt like the right decision,
finally--so many things had shoved him one way or another since he'd left Andor, but
now, finally, the choice was in his hands.  This is where he would stop.  The demons
would chase him, or drive him, no further.  His hand went to his sword without
conscious thought, not drawing it, just touching the hilt.  Killing demons wasn't
easy, but it could be done.  He would do it here.  Somewhere right around Murska.
     Huw was still staring at the town.  Finally he sighed.  "There was a rumor in
Riztab saying that all the dwarves had retreated underground, and I don't see any in
the streets.  I guess it's true."  He paused, still watching the people not so far
below them.  "Lots of Shews, though, more than used to be normal."
     Tankesh didn't know much about Shews.  The ones he'd met in the arena tended to
be slow-moving and not too bright, but did that apply to the race as a whole?  It
seemed unlikely.  "Could the unnatural winter have brought them out of the hills and
     Huw shrugged.  "Maybe.  Or the demons."
     "Will the Shews help fight the demons, if we get to needing more men?"
     Huw glanced at him and then away.  "Ah...maybe.  They don't like demons--who
does?  But they don't like Andorians, much, either, and they really don't like
Fratsfans...and elves."
     Tankesh raised an eyebrow.  Elves were the goodest of the good guys, everyone
knew that--even when it wasn't true.  "And this would be because...?"
     "There was a war, a long time back, how long depends on who you ask.  The
Fratsfans throwing their weight around, and the Shews didn't like it.  They fought
all over this part of Alastari.  I guess it got bad, even for a war, and Serimna
knows the 'best' war is bad enough.  And Shews have long memories."
     "I don't recall hearing about such a war.  Who won?"
     "The Karnhorns.  Isn't it usually third and fourth parties who come out ahead
after a war?"
     One of the clouds turned inky black, and a bolt of blackness shot from it to the
mountain peak.  Thunder roared.  Pine trees exploded into purple fire.  Rocks
shattered and slid downward.  A second bolt of darkness joined the first, which had
not faded.
     "The demons have arrived." Tankesh said.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  
Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe VITAL BRAWL.  Last week they got 0-0-0 to drop 
by 4!  PHILANTHROPISTS 3 had cause to celebrate, after OH OHLISH OMINAH got 18 points 
by beating KAI.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, 
after losing 17 points to OH OHLISH OMINAH.  (Discrete enough, KAI?) In MURSKA, 
nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, RAZZLE 
DAZZLE.  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering 
milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in FLIPPERS 
ARCADE are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  Like a pup 
with its tail between its legs, PHILANTHROPISTS 3 scurried away from FLIPPERS ARCADE. 
Oh, the shame!  Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral 
hygiene?  Whatever it is, MORPETH is the most challenged warrior.  Mismatched by 13 
points, BUMP 'N' JUMP was overcame by GARTH THE SEAMITE.  Is this really worth 
noting?  I thought GARTH THE SEAMITE showed great skill and promise when he won 
victory over BUMP 'N' JUMP.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for MURSKA?  On that giddy 
note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAZZLE DAZZLE 3863           12   2  1   112       BLITZKRIEG (357)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-O'MALLEY 3816                13   6  1   110       BLITZKRIEG (357)
-KAMA KAZI 3859               13   1  1   103       BLITZKRIEG (357)
-TAKE COVER 3870              10   2  3    96       THE BEARS (253)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOZART 3756                  12   2  0    88       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
-DARLING NIKKI 3842           13   3  2    83       BLITZKRIEG (357)
 LOCO 3677                    12   8  0    78       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
-HUCKLE CAT 3874               9   5  0    78       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FATHER CAT 3875               7   1  1    72       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
-DINGO DOG 3878                8   2  3    71       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OH OHLISH OMINAH 3912         6   6  2    60       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
 MORPETH 3862                 13  19  0    58       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 NOREASTER 3896                6   1  0    58       DIRT DEVILS (363)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARTH THE SEAMITE 3748       10   8  1    55       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
-SAGE 3495                     5   1  0    55       VITAL BRAWL (332)
-TYPHOON 3895                  4   1  0    53       DIRT DEVILS (363)
 KAI 3873                     12  13  0    49       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 DALLOW 3872                  11  14  1    48       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-HUNTERSTOCK 3667              4   4  0    48       VITAL BRAWL (332)
 PARALLEL UNIVERSE 3925        7   1  0    46       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
 PADDY 3898                    9   9  0    37       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 Q*BERT 3928                   6   5  1    34       FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)
 CADAL COONTZ 3901             6  11  0    34       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUMP 'N' JUMP 3929            4   6  0    29       FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)
 PITFALL HARRY 3927            4   4  0    25       FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)
 MR. FIXIT 3905                3   9  0    25       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUNGLE KING 3930              4   7  0    23       FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)
 DIG DUG 3926                  5   7  0    22       FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)
-STORM CLOUD 3923              3   2  1    18       THE BEARS (253)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BANANNAS GORILLA 3876  9  9 1 BUSY, BUSYTOWN 360    GARTH THE SEAMIT 3748 494         
SHINER 3499            2  2 0 VITAL BRAWL 332       OH OHLISH OMINAH 3912 492 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Amazing, we didn't fight a single standby this time! -- Children of Llyr

Loco -- You're crazy, you know that?  Totally nutso. -- Morpeth

Garth the Seamite -- Too seamy for me.  I've probably said that already.  Hmm, how
about, I didn't want garthage today?  Really, unless you get chatty, there isn't a
lot I can say. -- Kai

Oh Ohlish Ominah -- It sounds like some kind of chant.  Maybe a mantra.  You think?
-- Dallow

Noreaster -- Do you always bring cold, wet weather with you? -- Paddy, shivering

Bump 'n' Jump -- I thought that kind of stuff was outlawed in the arena.  Excessive
roughness or something. -- Cadal Coontz

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

GARTH THE SEAMITE devastated BUMP 'N' JUMP in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
NOREASTER viciously subdued DALLOW in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge battle.
PARALLEL UNIVERSE savagely defeated Q*BERT in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
MOZART was devastated by RAZZLE DAZZLE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
LOCO was narrowly defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute bloody competition.
KAI lost to OH OHLISH OMINAH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal fight.
MORPETH devastated JUNGLE KING in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
DIG DUG was viciously subdued by CADAL COONTZ in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.
PADDY won victory over MR. FIXIT in a 5 minute gory duel.
PITFALL HARRY defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 3 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  20 -  1      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 496 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  3         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RAZZLE DAZZLE 3863         12   2  1  112 BLITZKRIEG (357)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOZART 3756                12   2  0   88 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
PARRY-LUNGE      LOCO 3677                  12   8  0   78 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
AIMED BLOW       PARALLEL UNIVERSE 3925      7   1  0   46 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
WALL OF STEEL    Q*BERT 3928                 6   5  1   34 FLIPPERS ARCADE (366)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LOCO 3677.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CADAL COONTZ 3901.  The ten other most popular fighters were MORPETH 3862, MR. FIXIT 

The least popular fighter this week was MOZART 3756.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were Q*BERT 3928, DIG DUG 3926, JUNGLE KING 3930, KAI 3873, DALLOW 3872, 
and PADDY 3898.