Date   : 01/28/2010    Duedate: 02/10/2010


DM-36    TURN-603

This Weeks Top Honors


MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
(36-7375) [12-15-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHERRY                         POSITION IS EMPTY
BABES (416)                    
(36-7335) [15-2-1,111]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GIRLS X3 (572)                 MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
(36-6653) [16-9-0,92]          (36-7351) [12-30-2,78]


GIRLS X3 (572)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BABES (416)                 58
2. MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)         33      GIRLS X3 (572)
3. GIRLS X3 (572)             -38      Unchartered Team

                                       PHILANTHROPISTS (616)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GIRLS X3 (572)            66  32  1 67.3   1/ 1 GIRLS X3 (572)            9  2 0
 2/ 2 BABES (416)              382 315 21 54.8   2/ 3 BABES (416)               6  1 2
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)      100 104  6 49.0   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)       6  9 1

    '*'   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[ Report from the Tourney #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here, with a report from the Winter Tourney.  Okay, maybe this isn't
Atlantis, but it's somewhere warm, and if that isn't a beach, at least it's sand,
and, as advertised, there are drinks with umbrellas in them.  And young women with a
lot of suntan showing.  By the time you read this, the tourney will be over, but
while I'm writing it, the tourney is NOT over.  And a lot of you guys reading this
won't have been able to go, anyway.
     I'm interviewing Zalgor Prigg, one of the managers participating in the Old
Valamantis Bloodgames, and let me tell you, Old Valamantis is not a place you want to
hang around if you don't have to.  It's rotten with magic, to begin with--Folstrom
magic, the blackest there is--and then it's got all this blood and violence on top of
it, and it makes for a dark and scary venue.  Anything might rise out of the ruins
around the arena, summoned by the blood and the curses of the managers.
     "Mr. Prigg, could you tell us why you--"
     "It was the play on words," the manager said, overriding the question.  "I
couldn't resist--the chance to call a Bloodgames team Phoenix, you know, the 'rising
from the ashes of death' business.  Of course, then I had to change it to Phonetix,
but that's okay, keep people guessing."
     "I've heard the Commission mages talking about that name, sir, and they seem
alarmed.  One of them said the name was practically a spell in itself, used here."
     "I heard.  That's why I had to change it."
     "Have you considered what might actually rise from the ashes and blood here as a
     "Well, no, but that isn't my business, you know.  I manage gladiators.  Let the
mages worry about what pops in from some other dimension.  Besides, what if nothing
     "But, sir, there have already been reports of zombie rats and tentacled monsters
lurking in the backs of the locker rooms!  And someone is bound to consider that you
have a partial responsibility--"
     "No," Prigg said, "I have no responsibility for that kind of thing.  I'm no
magician, I haven't been reading forbidden tomes...."  He paused, looking thoughtful.
"Maybe it was TigToad with his Obscure Lore...."
     "I don't believe there's a team of that name in this Bloodgames--"
     "No, not here.  Earlier, in Veastian.  He could have been, hmm, preparing for
this, opening contacts if not gates, stuff like that.  Has anybody seen any Dark
Toads around?"
     "Not until they've had six drinks with umbrellas in them.  Tell me, sir, have
you given any thought to the moral implications of the Bloodgames?"
     "What moral implications?" the manager asked.  "This isn't about morals, it's
about survival.  And the way to survive on the sands is to kill your opponents every
chance you get!"
     "Yes, but--"
     "There's a reason they don't hold these contests up in Andoria," the manager
said sternly.  "Good people in their ways, the Andorians, but they just aren't cut
out for this kind of grim business."  He paused to listen to the roar of the crowds
jamming the ancient arena.  Checked the marquee where slaves dangled from ropes and
updated the records of participants.  Nodded, grimly satisfied.  "Another death.
That's good--can't have too many survivors, or it cheapens the victory at the end."
     "But the death toll--"
     "Bah!  Don't get the idea that these gladiators are the flower of Alastarian
youth.  The ones who enter the Bloodgames are the men with no hope.  We offer them a
future they could never have dreamed of, but they have to work for it, sweat for it,
bleed for it, and sometimes die for it.  The survivors..." he bared his teeth in a
grin that would not have looked out of place on a wolf, "they owe us EVERYTHING, and
they'll do anything to repay us."
     "And besides," Zalgor Prigg went on, "if you really want to take up the moral
question, go talk to the Grey Wand.  She's the one set this up, after all."
     "I don't see the point, frankly.  She's got plenty of Lord Protectors, and they
have longer training, skills polished and honed to a--"
     "The Bloodgames victors, they're Her enforcers," Prigg said.  "No polish, sure,
but when a dirty job needs doing, one of these guys will do it, and no questions

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here once again, with more interviews from the tourney.  This time I'm
talking to a new manager, so new he doesn't even have a manager name.  "Sir... what
would you like me to call you, by the way?"
     "Why do you have to call me anything?  I don't understand why you want to
interview me.  There are lots of great managers here who could probably tell you
     "I'm looking for a new perspective, the point of view of someone who is just
starting out with the gladiatorial games."
     "Oh.  Well, I guess that would be me."
     "Absolutely right!  Tell me, what do you think of the tourney?  This is your
first, right?"
     "Right, my first," the young man agreed.  "And it's GREAT!  Everyone is just
great here!  I mean, most of these managers, they're, like, legends, you know?
Everybody's heard of them, and they have stables of HUNDREDS of gladiators, and
they've been polishing their tricks for YEARS, and I didn't figure I had much of a
chance, you know?"
     "The popular view is that no matter how much you know, the arena can always
throw a surprise at you--"
     "Yeah, yeah, I've heard that.  I don't know if I believe it, but I've heard it.
But that isn't the best thing about this tourney.  The best thing is that everyone
here has been GREAT.  Or else I didn't meet them--the ones that might not have been.
But I think I met just about everyone, and--"
     "And they were great.  I'm glad.  But perhaps you could tell our readers a
little more, maybe tell them how these experienced managers were great to you?"
     "Well, yeah, okay.  It's that everyone was so friendly and helpful, see?  The
ENTIRE Consortium talked to me about warrior design, for instance.  I learned a lot
there.  And, well, there was Mannequin, and The Greek Guy, and I actually met
Manager, too!  And they were all really helpful.  Advice, you know, and charts, and
all that stuff that was so confusing.  It was just the best experience!  I'm going to
do it again, for sure!"

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): BALL PEIN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 523): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): RIDLEY SCOTT of THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 645): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): CHAGAN of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 631): GRUMPY GHOUL of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 630): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 602): GRACIE NICOLE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 594): ZIG of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 268): XYOKOR YAHL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 578): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 529): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): MATEEN of SAI'FULLAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): SAND STORM of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 219): BAYLY of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523): PTI of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 523): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 645): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 631): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 630): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 602): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 594): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 578): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 529): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): STREET-SOLDIERS (Darkface, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 219): KIWI CONNECTION 7 (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): HELIAS SOL of ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 644): BLUEBURN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 601): EVA MENDEZ of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 267): WHAKAPAPA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 577): DACIMOUSEL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
                           LAZY LOOKOUT of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 528): GOB of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 475): SALTY DOG of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 218): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)

                                      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!.  Hey everybody, watch out for SHERRY, who flew 
up 22 points in the rankings after mashing NICOLE KIDMAN like a melon.  Keep your eye 
on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  NICOLE 
KIDMAN was beat by SHERRY and drops 13 points.  In front of all the crowds, EDDIE 
INCHER took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that MIDDLE WAY 17 was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of MIDDLE WAY 17's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch BABES' act in 
the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from MIDDLE WAY 17.  
Well just about everybody wants a piece of DANETTE ROGERS, who was this week's most 
challenged warrior.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the JHANS giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EDDIE INCHER 7375            12  15  0   107       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHERRY 7335                  15   2  1   111       BABES (416)
 DANETTE ROGERS 6653          16   9  0    92       GIRLS X3 (572)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NICOLE KIDMAN 6650           17   6  1    87       GIRLS X3 (572)
 GRACIE NICOLE 6652           17   8  0    81       GIRLS X3 (572)
 ELLIRIN IMBRAY 7351          12  30  2    78       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORM HOLLIS 7384             10  11  1    76       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
-RAKAR 5307                   11   6  1    68       IRON TIGERS (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELARDON FRYE 7407            7   1  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
 DEETY HINCH 7385             11  10  0    65       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UMA 7411                      2   0  0    28       BABES (416)
 MEG 7410                      2   0  1    25       BABES (416)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEAH 7420                     1   0  1    14       BABES (416)
-RENEE 7404                    1   0  0     9       BABES (416)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      LEAH 7420             603  NONE
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      MEG 7410              603  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Eva Mendes -- I'd invite you to a going-away party, but you girls don't seem
sociable. -- Gorm Hollis

Gracie Nicole -- I guess you being duelmaster is the path of least effort.  After
all, if it were me, I'd have to write something.  A personal is all I feel up to. --
Eddie Incher
P.S.  Probably Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Nicole Kidman -- We're trying to get you girls out of here.  Why aren't you leaving?
-- Ellirin Imbray

Danette Rogers -- Oh, well, this isn't exactly a surprise. -- Deety Hinch

And a Fratsfa Slave to save us from an oh-fer turn. -- Belardon Frye

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRACIE NICOLE was devastated by EDDIE INCHER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
NICOLE KIDMAN was vanquished by SHERRY in a 1 minute uneven battle.
GORM HOLLIS was savagely defeated by DANETTE ROGERS in a 1 minute expert's fight.
ELLIRIN IMBRAY was narrowly defeated by RIRORNI ADVENTURER in a 2 minute fight.
BELARDON FRYE devastated CAPTURED ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
DEETY HINCH bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute competition.
UMA overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MEG slaughtered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
LEAH slaughtered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -   7 -  1      79  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   7 -  1      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   8 -  1      20  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -  10 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 603 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SHERRY 7335                15   2  1  111 BABES (416)
LUNGING ATTACK   DANETTE ROGERS 6653        16   9  0   92 GIRLS X3 (572)
AIMED BLOW       DEETY HINCH 7385           11  10  0   65 MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DANETTE ROGERS 6653.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ELLIRIN IMBRAY 7351.  The ten other most popular fighters were DANETTE 
MEG 7410, LEAH 7420, UMA 7411, GRACIE NICOLE 6652, and NICOLE KIDMAN 6650.

The least popular fighter this week was GORM HOLLIS 7384.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NICOLE KIDMAN 6650, GRACIE NICOLE 6652, UMA 7411, LEAH 7420, 
MEG 7410, DEETY HINCH 7385, SHERRY 7335, EDDIE INCHER 7375, BELARDON FRYE 7407, and