Date   : 02/14/2008    Duedate: 02/27/2008


DM-38    TURN-544

This Weeks Top Honors


(38-4444) [13-8-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUI GENERIS                    CYPRIAN
ALL FINESSE (384)              OLD SCHOOL (423)
(38-4444) [13-8-0,108]         (38-4763) [3-0-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MATTEO                         ATILLIO
BOY O'S (388)                  BOY O'S (388)
(38-4733) [10-5-1,75]          (38-4757) [5-0-1,63]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOY O'S (388)               44
2. ALL FINESSE (384)           39      BOY O'S (388)
3. OLD SCHOOL (423)             8      Unchartered Team
4. JINDA-BAN (198)             -8
                                       OLD SCHOOL (423)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*OLD SCHOOL (423)           9   4  0 69.2   1/ 2*OLD SCHOOL (423)          9  4 0
 2/ 3 BOY O'S (388)             88  72  8 55.0   2/ 3 BOY O'S (388)             8  1 1
 3/ 2 ALL FINESSE (384)        113  94  4 54.6   3/ 1 JINDA-BAN (198)           5 10 0
 4/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)          476 622  9 43.4   4/ 4 ALL FINESSE (384)         4  6 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 590): CHEESE WHIZ of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 598): SPAGHETTI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 594): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 593): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 597): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 594): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 589): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 580): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 579): BULLWINKLE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 553): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 543): SUI GENERIS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): MASUMII of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 230): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 218): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 590): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 598): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 594): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 593): KALTOS KRIMINALS (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 597): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 594): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 589): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 580): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 579): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 553): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 543): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 230): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 218): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 428): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): TITANS III (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 472) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 590): CHEESE WHIZ of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): PITER DEVRIES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
               (turn 471): KORONEDUS of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 597): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 578): OAKLAND FU of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): DJININSKI of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): MASUMII of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in CLIFFHOME since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Woof!  JINDA-BAN were a 
bunch of dogs after OLD SCHOOL got through with 'em!  3rd ain't so sweet as 1st!  
CONNIE PAKKIT was reminded on the sands why SUI GENERIS is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it 
be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the 
uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was JINDA-BAN.  The bums at BOY O'S couldn't face the challenges from JINDA-BAN!  No 
excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
20/20!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  VITO of BOY O'S 
knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged BENT FENDER of JINDA-BAN who is up by 21.  Now 
was this a wise move?  VITO perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he subdued BENT 
FENDER and ended up with 50 recognition points.  I hate going to the effort of 
writing about the kind of fights that HEPHAESTUS gets in.  He fights people like 
20/20, 9 points below.  I thought HEPHAESTUS showed great skill and promise when he 
was overcame by 20/20.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of CLIFFHOME unite.  You have only your games to lose!  How long have I 
been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUI GENERIS 4444             13   8  0   108       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATTEO 4733                  10   5  1    75       BOY O'S (388)
 CONNIE PAKKIT 4728           16  12  0    74       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALONZO 4734                  11   3  0    66       BOY O'S (388)
 ATILLIO 4757                  5   0  1    63       BOY O'S (388)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENT FENDER 4702              5  36  0    51       JINDA-BAN (198)
 VITO 4762                     2   0  1    50       BOY O'S (388)
 REDD CORVAIT 4760             5   3  0    42       JINDA-BAN (198)
 COSMO 4759                    3   2  1    41       BOY O'S (388)
 CARTER PILLAR 4742            9  12  0    39       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYPRIAN 4763                  3   0  0    32       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 DIONYSUS 4764                 2   1  0    27       OLD SCHOOL (423)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 20/20 4499                    2   0  0    23       ALL FINESSE (384)
-PELAGAEUS 4766                1   1  0    12       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 KARTIKAYA 4761                3   1  0    11       JINDA-BAN (198)
 HEPHAESTUS 4767               2   1  0    11       OLD SCHOOL (423)
-PHERESPUNDUS 4765             1   1  0     4       OLD SCHOOL (423)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
17912159157 4768        0  1 0 ALL FINESSE 384      MOUNTAIN TROLL        544  NONE
912101791413 4770       0  1 0 ALL FINESSE 384      STONE GOLEM           544  NONE
99111591417 4769        0  1 0 ALL FINESSE 384      BANDIT PRINCE         544  NONE
DAISY BICKLE 4758       3  4 0 JINDA-BAN 198        COSMO 4759            540  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sui Generis -- With that identifying number, you are indeed one of a kind.  I yield
the title to you gladly, knowing you will hold in a sure grip. -- Connie Pakkit

Alonzo -- You couldn't leave it at a few scratches in the paint, could you?  Oh, no,
you had to batter and bend the fenders as though there were no tomorrows!  As though
YOU would never be called upon to pay the body shop for fixing it again. -- Bent
Fender, brooding darkly
P.S.  And they can't match the paint with anything in stock, so I'm going to have to
drive around with primer-colored fenders for WEEKS.  The shame!

Oh, gods, I just TOTALLY don't understand all that financial stuff.  And the Userous
Merchant went on and ON about it.  I don't understand how I can owe him that much,
but I guess he knows what he's talking about.  Gods, I hope he does!  It's all a
mystery to me. -- Carter Pillar the terminally confused

Carter just doesn't UNDERSTAND.  The Userous Merchant is an old softy, really.  A
perfect pussycat. -- Redd Corvait

Pelagaeus -- Are you sure that school is an OLD one?  Seems to me that it needs a
little seasoning. -- Kartikaya

Vito -- Don't do dat.  It's bad for my rep. -- Mountain Troll
P.S.  But I reckon offing da Great White Hope set me back up some.  Sure hope so.

Matteo -- Wind sprints, grasshopper. -- Farlianso'e the Dark, Veteran of Many Wars

Carter Pillar -- You might as well sign over all your money to me.  I'll have it soon
anyway. -- Kohalzo de Medendi, Merchant and Moneylender

Redd Corvait -- Allow me to buy you a mink coat, young lady.  In this weather, you
risk chilling your assets.  We can't have that! -- Kohalzo de Medendi, Merchant and

Hephaestus -- Not even a DIME? -- Bentino the Urchin, Beggar

Cyprian -- I was framed! -- Laranso, Professional Thief

Dionysus -- That was a FULLY JUSTIFIED deduction! -- Shimalirien, Expense Accountant

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

912101791413 was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
99111591417 was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
17912159157 was narrowly killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
VITO devastated BENT FENDER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CYPRIAN demolished KARTIKAYA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
HEPHAESTUS lost to 20/20 in a exciting 1 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
SUI GENERIS devastated CONNIE PAKKIT in a 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
MATTEO slimly won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute gruesome melee.
ATILLIO won victory over REDD CORVAIT in a popular 3 minute gruesome duel.
CARTER PILLAR was viciously subdued by COSMO in a 2 minute gory fight.
DIONYSUS overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -   9 -  2      72  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  25 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 544 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         1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  4         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SUI GENERIS 4444           13   8  0  108 ALL FINESSE (384)
PARRY-LUNGE      MATTEO 4733                10   5  1   75 BOY O'S (388)
TOTAL PARRY      CONNIE PAKKIT 4728         16  12  0   74 JINDA-BAN (198)
LUNGING ATTACK   ATILLIO 4757                5   0  1   63 BOY O'S (388)
STRIKING ATTACK  VITO 4762                   2   0  1   50 BOY O'S (388)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    REDD CORVAIT 4760           5   3  0   42 JINDA-BAN (198)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MATTEO 4733.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
912101791413 4770.  The ten other most popular fighters were ATILLIO 4757, 20/20 
4499, MATTEO 4733, COSMO 4759, 17912159157 4768, SUI GENERIS 4444, REDD CORVAIT 4760, 
CYPRIAN 4763, 99111591417 4769, and VITO 4762.

The least popular fighter this week was CARTER PILLAR 4742.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CONNIE PAKKIT 4728, KARTIKAYA 4761, BENT FENDER 4702, DIONYSUS 
4764, HEPHAESTUS 4767, VITO 4762, 99111591417 4769, CYPRIAN 4763, REDD CORVAIT 4760, 
and SUI GENERIS 4444.