Date   : 03/03/2005    Duedate: 03/16/2005


DM-38    TURN-468

This Weeks Top Honors


(38-4414) [9-0-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FIRE DECK (394)                
(38-4414) [9-0-0,123]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUNABOUT                       TORCHICK
JINDA-BAN (198)                FIRE DECK (394)
(38-4458) [18-17-0,71]         (38-4514) [3-1-0,40]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TEAM FLOYD (99)             75
2. ARENA FELINES (374)          2      ARENA FELINES (374)
3. FIRE DECK (394)              0      Unchartered Team
4. EAGLES CLAW (47)             0
5. SANDS OF TIME (371)          0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 ARENA FELINES (374)      114  44 10 72.2   1/ 1 JINDA-BAN (198)           7  8 0
 2- 3 BOY O'S (388)             25  17  3 59.5   2/ 2 FIRE DECK (394)           6  5 0
 3- 4 SANDS OF TIME (371)       45  34  0 57.0   3/ 8 TEAM FLOYD (99)           5  0 1
 4- 5 EAGLES CLAW (47)         668 570 56 54.0   4/ 5 ARENA FELINES (374)       2  1 0
 5/ 6 TEAM FLOYD (99)          299 260 18 53.5   5- 3 SANDS OF TIME (371)       1  0 0
 6/ 7 FIRE DECK (394)           20  22  0 47.6   6- 6 BOY O'S (388)             1  3 0
 7/ 8 JINDA-BAN (198)          311 424  7 42.3   7- 7 EAGLES CLAW (47)          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

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

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 516): DESTINY of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 402): NELLISTHA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 521): SUNBURN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 517): SERILIA of BLADES OF MIST (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 516): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 520): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 517): GOKU of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 512): QUIFF of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 504): BULMA of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 502): RONALD REAGAN of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 467): DARK TYPHLOSION of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 454): CRIX BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 402): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 191): DAROSHTAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 179): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 352): HELL STORM of DEVIL'S MAYHEM (Buddy Lee, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 156): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 395): WHIRLING WORD of 4-LETTER WORDS from CAER (TUM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 516): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 402): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 521): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 517): LOTHLORIEN (Mithrandir, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 516): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 520): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 517): UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 512): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 504): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave the Silent, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 502): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 476): HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 467): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 205): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 454): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave is Silent here too, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 402): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 191): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 179): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 352): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 156): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 395): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 516): SWALLOWTAIL of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 402): NELLISTHA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 516): DREAMER of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 512): QUIFF of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           SAVARE of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
                           LADY DIVAN of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 504): CORAL BEAUTY of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                            ASSUR of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
                (turn 503): LE PAIN DLG of PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 502): RONALD REAGAN of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
               (turn 501): POISON BEAK (21-5827) CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 475): KERRY BEAR of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
                   KILL'EM KREPP of ANARKYSTS (Iver, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 204): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 453): RONALD MCDONALD of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 402): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly CLIFFHOME games.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week TEAM FLOYD went 5-0-1 to move up 5 
in the rankings.  WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as it skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 21 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KUNG-FU MASTER put down 
RUNABOUT, causing her to lose 22 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has DARK TYPHLOSION in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and 
this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half 
of the old women in CLIFFHOME seem to feel that they could fight better than you 
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city CLIFFHOME.  CLIFFHOME, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of 
thy guilds is ARENA FELINES, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels. 
Apparently the stalwarts of FIRE DECK are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  SIR LICKSALOT take warning!  You have more than 
a few enemies in CLIFFHOME.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this 
week, it seems that GROWLITHE posted a challenge against the more highly recognized 
SIR LICKSALOT.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand GROWLITHE lost to SIR 
LICKSALOT.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in CLIFFHOME as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK TYPHLOSION 4414          9   0  0   123       FIRE DECK (394)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUGAZI 3565                   8   3  2    97       TEAM FLOYD (99)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARANDUR 4484                 9  14  0    87       JINDA-BAN (198)
-FIGARO 4340                   7   3  0    76       BOY O'S (388)
 DINGIL BILL 4428             16  25  0    73       JINDA-BAN (198)
-ROBERT GERMAN 4521            8   2  1    72       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 RUNABOUT 4458                18  17  0    71       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAWS 4342                     7   3  0    59       ARENA FELINES (374)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR LICKSALOT 4341           10   2  0    50       ARENA FELINES (374)
 EAGLE'S CLAW 4345             5   1  1    49       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 TORCHICK 4514                 3   1  0    40       FIRE DECK (394)
-WALDO 4336                    6   2  1    35       BOY O'S (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALLOU YS 4539                4   8  0    30       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GROWLITHE 4559                2   1  0    29       FIRE DECK (394)
-FUZZY BUNNY SLIPPERS 4549     3   0  0    28       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-PECAN PIE 4172                2   3  0    25       SANDS OF TIME (371)
-PUSS IN BOOTS 4358            2   1  0    25       ARENA FELINES (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563        1   0  0    21       TEAM FLOYD (99)
-FRANKEN FELINE 4399           1   0  0    20       ARENA FELINES (374)
 STABBING EASTWARD 4562        1   0  1    16       TEAM FLOYD (99)
-ROLLO 4544                    2   1  0    13       BOY O'S (388)
 MELLOW LEDBETTER 4561         1   0  0    12       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 GUHULONG 4565                 1   4  0     7       JINDA-BAN (198)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 4    0  1 0   1                   STABBING EASTWAR 4562 468 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jinda-ban -- I have, and I do have teams in more popular arenas (example, Jhans DM-
36).  I think DM is two-fold.  I'd really like to play in DM-38, and also, DM is so
darned expensive (roughly $20/mo./team) if you play regularly.  In the era of free
play over the internet for many games, it's hard to convince myself that the $20 I'm
spending is worthwhile.  I think the internet has taken a lot of popularity away from
traditional PBM games and transferred it to PBeM games.  One of the games I think has
benefited the most from this transition is Diplomacy. -- Stimpy
P.S.  Your thoughts?

Dark Typhlosion -- You burn me up.  Yeah, I know, hackneyed comment.  Give me
something to answer to, and I'll come up with something new.  It isn't like this
stuff is EASY, you know. -- Dingil Bill
P.S.  I've got a picture of you as kind of like a whirlwind of dark fire.  Odd
concept, dark fire.  Almost a contradiction, but I suppose it's POSSIBLE, if all your
radiation is in the infrared.
P.P.S.  And then you explode.  Pretty much the way you exploded after you knocked me

Khalhums Dwarf?  I risked my paint job and even my radiator grill for a KHALHUMS
DWARF?  This is rotten.  Dwarves are jealous, you know.  They can't make anything to
compare to me, and it just eats them up inside.  And so when one gets in the arena
with me, they don't CARE about winning, they just want to do damage. -- Runabout

I did not mind fighting the Khalhums Dwarf at all, especially after Runabout shook
him up.  Quite a walk in the park (provided the park has monsters in it). -- Harandur

And what is the point of a Convicted Thief?  Why not an Executed Thief? -- Ballou Ys,
opponent of crimes against property

Mordant Deserter is an elf.  No good.  All elves are bad.  I try to kill, arenamaster
stop me.  No good. -- Guhulong

5 February 2005
On behalf of the ILLUMINATI Confederation of Alliances (The kLk, CHAOS, Inc. and The
Company of Brothers) I would like to express our sympathies concerning the tragic
loss of Rich Hammes to both the DM community and to the real life world.  Surely our
loss has been Heaven's gain. -- Talon Darkhart, deeply sorrowful
                                kLk God of War, Illuminati Alliance, Puppetmaster

1 March 2005
                                    The Contract
                         [as retold by Hammer the WordSmith]
     What had begun as a contract for swords and armor between a well known name in
the DM community and the former VC Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe was destined to impact and altar the landscape of the dueling
community for years to come.
     The following is but a condensed retelling of history in the making.

    Hammer continued sipping his tankard of Elven Tonic as the mysterious hooded
figure quietly seated himself across the table from the Veteran Manager whose back
was against the wall; allowing for a subtle, but effective surveillance of the dimly
lit tavern.
     Recent events in both Illis and North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena had stunned the DM
managerial world with the announcement that Hammer had resigned from his position as
a well respected member of the Vendetta Cartel Alliance.
     Those managers and associates closest to Hammer were shocked and dismayed that
there seemed to be NO Rational Explanation for Hammer making such a seemingly
irrational, hasty and extremely illogical decision; by what seemed to be a spur of
the moment reaction following the Declaration of War by Hammer in the DM 47 P-ads.
     This is what stirred the mysterious hooded figure to seek Hammer with a request
that would change the managerial course of both men; ultimately Rocking the
Managerial World of Alastari as a result of the forthcoming decisions reached by the
two Veterans.
     Time passed swiftly as both Veteran Managers discussed how the landscape of the
DM game on the sands of Alastari had changed over the years both in Basic and Tourney
play; producing a new breed of managers who would of necessity band together in an
alliance with a common goal; waging war against antagonists while improving the
managerial skills of each participating member in their glorious quest for DM
     Hammer listened intently as his unexpected guest inquired about the situation in
North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena; revealing his desire to participate in the upcoming
Turf War 4 contest in DM 47 with an alliance that would accept him on a more
permanent basis other than for just fighting together as a TW4 alliance to win fame
and Gift Certs.
     Here was a Veteran Manager, seeking the advice of Hammer regarding an alliance
to join on a permanent basis; plus extending a sword arm of friendship and requesting
that Hammer join him as an alliance mate with those who would welcome their
     The Iron in the Words of Hammer had produced this opportunity as a result of the
recent conflicts witnessed first hand by the manager seated across the table from
Hammer.  This Veteran Manager had been secretly searching and scouting around
Alastari for someone worth his mettle to fight alongside; someone who would know
where to find the perfect gang of rebels who were unafraid of waging war against
     Hammer knew exactly where to look and in a matter of days the two newcomers were
welcomed into the ranks of a group of managers who received them as war waging equals
in an alliance that had joined a Confederation of Alliances for the TW4 contest.
     Fighting under the banner of The Illuminati Confederation of Alliances alongside
members of Chaos Inc, kLk and The Company of Brothers during the TW4 was more than
either of the two Veteran Managers had envisioned a few months ago.
     Hammer was now entering a new journey with a new attitude.
     Perhaps you readers may have noticed that new attitude by now since this
announcement by Hammer is uncharacteristically Exclamation Point Free.
     Except for the famous quote by Hammer at the end of this announcement.
     Now that Hammer and the Mysterious Hooded Figure have agreed to join forces with
an alliance whose members have welcomed them enthusiastically; let those who desire
to be antagonistic be forewarned as to the identities of these newly welcomed wagers
of war:

kLk Bringer of Pain


kLk WordSmith and WeaponSmith
Minister of War
Illuminati Idealist

     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GROWLITHE was outwaited by SIR LICKSALOT in a 11 minute Challenge fight.
DARK TYPHLOSION handily defeated HARANDUR in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
RUNABOUT was vanquished by KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
DINGIL BILL was demolished by FUGAZI in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TORCHICK slimly lost to EAGLE'S CLAW in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal fight.
BALLOU YS devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
GUHULONG lost to MELLOW LEDBETTER in a action packed 4 minute gory beginner's duel.
WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
STABBING EASTWARD assassinated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute gory uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  21 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 468 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DARK TYPHLOSION 4414        9   0  0  123 FIRE DECK (394)
STRIKING ATTACK  RUNABOUT 4458              18  17  0   71 JINDA-BAN (198)
TOTAL PARRY      SIR LICKSALOT 4341         10   2  0   50 ARENA FELINES (374)
WALL OF STEEL    EAGLE'S CLAW 4345           5   1  1   49 TEAM FLOYD (99)
SLASHING ATTACK  TORCHICK 4514               3   1  0   40 FIRE DECK (394)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RUNABOUT 4458.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TORCHICK 4514.  The ten other most popular fighters were GUHULONG 4565, EAGLE'S 

The least popular fighter this week was SIR LICKSALOT 4341.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GROWLITHE 4559, DINGIL BILL 4428, HARANDUR 4484, RUNABOUT 4458, 
VOLKSIE? 4563, BALLOU YS 4539, and FUGAZI 3565.