Date   : 04/21/2007    Duedate: 05/18/2007


DM-39    TURN-233

This Weeks Top Honors


(39-3606) [18-7-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SMIRK                          MRS. POTATOE HEAD
CHEAP SHOTS (426)              DREW'S BOYS (448)
(39-3606) [18-7-0,104]         (39-3793) [3-0-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OPARA PERSI                    OPARA PERSI
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
(39-3670) [18-16-0,92]         (39-3670) [18-16-0,92]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHEAP SHOTS (426)           22
2. DREW'S BOYS (448)           19      CHEAP SHOTS (426)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)       -16      Unchartered Team

                                       DREW'S BOYS (448)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DREW'S BOYS (448)          6   1  0 85.7   1/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      7  8 0
 2/ 1 CHEAP SHOTS (426)         82  21  0 79.6   2/ 1 CHEAP SHOTS (426)         6  5 0
 3/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     223 246  9 47.5   3/ 0*DREW'S BOYS (448)         2  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "It's infamous!"  Ardane, spy reporter for Andorak, scowled and drew back his
arm to throw his goblet through the window at the crowd outside.  Then paused to
drain the contents before resuming the about-to-throw-it position.
     "Now, now, it isn't THAT bad."  Desiree of Darkholm, always the voice of sweet
reason at these meetings, laid a hand on his, smiled, and guided the goblet back to
the table.  "It's just a little mistake, you know."
     "Ha!"  Debby Tonte of Free Blades stabbed viciously into her drink with an
umbrella.  "That's easy for YOU to say.  The Delarquans aren't complaining."
     "Of course not."  Galen of Talahya looked faintly envious as she pulled a chunk
of pineapple out of her glass and began to nibble it.  "That's because the Delarquans
are THE Masters of Kung-Fu."
     "You think some managers are complaining," Olaf Modeen said, "you should hear
what the GLADIATORS are saying.  All these rumors about the Aimed Blows having
'special enhancements'..." he shook his head.  "I know it isn't true, you know it
isn't true, the top managers know it isn't true--"
     "Of course it isn't true!"  Ketchum, spy reporter for Crysalis, matched scowls
with Ardane and said, "If ANY one style was going to get a special enhancement, it
should be--"
     "Not now, Ketch," Olaf said.  "Nobody gets, nobody has gotten, nobody WILL get,
special enhancements.  That's always been the rule, and we all know how the Greywand
hates changes.  The real problem--"
     "Try telling that to some of the managers," Debby muttered, peering into her
glass for more fruit.  "They don't want to hear it.  Every time I turn around, some
manager is claiming that someone got a special change and, you know, HE didn't and
it's all unfair."
     "The REAL problem," Olaf said firmly, over-riding her voice, "is explaining to
all the second-rate Aimed Blows why they haven't received any of these 'special
enhancements' they keep hearing about."
     "There aren't any special enhancements," Ardane growled.  "None.  Just managers
who noticed that the Kung-Fu Master is a lot more dangerous than anyone expected, and
have put YEARS into the study of Kung-Fu and learned how to really USE it for their
own gladiators."
     "Saved a lot on weapons, too," Ketchum murmured.
     "But people keep complaining," Debby Tonte said.  She fished one last piece of
fruit out of her glass and stared at it dubiously.
     "There WERE no special enhancements," Olaf said.  "There ARE no special
enhancements.  There WILL BE no special enhancements.  It's all a matter of deep
study and skilled management."
     "Like anyone's going to believe that!"
     "They have no choice," Ketchum said.  "If no 'special enhancements' were given
out, then none can be taken back.  It is the way it is.  What's the point in
complaining because the sun rises in the east?"

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     A smirk...yes, that is perhaps the correct expression, or at least the one I
feel creeping over my face.  A fourteenth win and I'm out of here, and about time,

                                     Belle Cor

P.S.  Greatsword?  What IS it with these idiots?  I don't have the strength for a

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of XOCHITHLAN.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  CHEAP SHOTS?  Who? 
THE MIDDLE WAY is the top team these days, buddies!  Practice pays for STINKY PETE, 
who pummelled XYOKOR YAHL, to pocket 13 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of 
which, STINKY PETE was winsome, after beating XYOKOR YAHL and seeing him lose 11 
points.  You could cut the tension with a scimitar as SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS met the 
Duelmaster.  Now I can't insult SMIRK, as it has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh 
great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) So who was the warrior 
seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of THE MIDDLE WAY 
should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with 
its tail between its legs, CHEAP SHOTS scurried away from THE MIDDLE WAY.  Oh, the 
shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and OPARA PERSI is it right now.  
Most challenged warrior.  Isn't THE MIDDLE WAY proud!  OPARA PERSI found herself 
challenged by a warrior 24 below:  IGNORE.  IGNORE of CHEAP SHOTS kept its wits as it 
was overcame by OPARA PERSI.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Do not despair!  I shall 
return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMIRK 3606                   18   7  0   104       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPARA PERSI 3670             18  16  0    92       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EYE RAISE 3604                9   0  0    63       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 IGNORE 3605                  12  10  0    60       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORI NEB 3728                14   7  0    53       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-SNEAK 3766                    4   2  0    51       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MRS. POTATOE HEAD 3793        3   0  0    25       DREW'S BOYS (448)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STINKY PETE 3790              2   0  0    23       DREW'S BOYS (448)
 SHRUG 3768                    3   0  0    22       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 XYOKOR YAHL 3767              3   5  0    14       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-ARMY MUN 3794                 1   1  0    12       DREW'S BOYS (448)
 RENNOR SIMM 3784              0   3  0     3       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A 2-2-0 is simply unacceptable.  There will be a reorganization! -- Cheap Shots

Yeah, well, I hope they reorganize those office big shots that sit on their growing
buttocks all day. -- Shrug

Rennor -- I can say this--I won!  So? -- Shrug

Belle Cor -- You can take your zoogs and your cheap conniving win and stuff them you
know where! -- Smirk

Ignore?  Why should I notice it? -- Opara Persi

Sneak -- Hey!  Nobody said you could jump on me from ambush! -- Mori Neb

Native Looter?  This raises so MANY questions, I hardly know where to begin.  For
instance, looting immediately after the Rirorni War I could see, but NOW?  That was
YEARS ago.  And...he's an elf.  I knew, of course, that SOME elves had adopted low
human habits, but...looting?  This is giving a black eye to elves everywhere, and
some of us would rather remain blue-eyed or, you know, gray. -- Xyokor Yahl

Shrug -- So? -- Rennor Simm

20 April 2007
All -- I've been...out of circulation for the last couple of months, and my lists
are not up to date.  If you've announced a manager name, a new alliance, or changed
a manager name or alliance since the middle of February, let me know in the ads, via
diplo, or in an e-mail (Sue (at) solberg-mathews (dot) com).  For that matter, if
you just want to make sure I've got things right, you can always do the same. -- The
Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SMIRK unbelievably bested BELLE COR in a 4 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
IGNORE was demolished by OPARA PERSI in a popular 3 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
MORI NEB devastated RIRORNI JANISSARY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
XYOKOR YAHL was luckily beaten by STINKY PETE in a 1 minute match.
MRS. POTATOE HEAD devastated RIRORNI LOOTER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
SHRUG overpowered RENNOR SIMM in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 233 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SMIRK 3606                 18   7  0  104 CHEAP SHOTS (426)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    OPARA PERSI 3670           18  16  0   92 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
WALL OF STEEL    MORI NEB 3728              14   7  0   53 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OPARA PERSI 3670.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was OPARA PERSI 3670.  The ten other most popular fighters were SMIRK 3606, 
XYOKOR YAHL 3767, RENNOR SIMM 3784,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was RENNOR SIMM 3784.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were XYOKOR YAHL 3767, IGNORE 3605, MRS. POTATOE HEAD 3793, STINKY 
PETE 3790, MORI NEB 3728, SHRUG 3768, SMIRK 3606, OPARA PERSI 3670,  0, and  0.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

BELLE COR (39-3720) THE MIDDLE WAY (385)


Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI