Date   : 01/26/2008    Duedate: 02/22/2008


DM-39    TURN-243

This Weeks Top Honors


(39-3670) [22-22-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OPARA PERSI                    D'URVILLE
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           KIWI CONNECTION (449)
(39-3670) [22-22-0,118]        (39-3800) [3-0-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OPARA PERSI                    MORI NEB
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
(39-3670) [22-22-0,118]        (39-3728) [18-13-0,84]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KIWI CONNECTION (449)       45
2. CHEAP SHOTS (426)           33      CHEAP SHOTS (426)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        -6      Unchartered Team
4. DOG SOLDIERS II (443)      -19
                                       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*KIWI CONNECTION (449)      9   0  3  100   1/ 4*KIWI CONNECTION (449)     9  0 3
 2/ 2 CHEAP SHOTS (426)        106  29  1 78.5   2/ 2 DOG SOLDIERS II (443)     7  6 1
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     248 271  9 47.8   3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      7  8 0
 4/ 4 DOG SOLDIERS II (443)     39  54  5 41.9   4/ 1 CHEAP SHOTS (426)         6  3 1

    '*'   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 588): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 471): EDWARD O'HARE of MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): DRUNK DENNIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 592): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 591): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 595): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 593): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 587): BUFFALO BOB of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 579): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): DJININSKI of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 552): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 542): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 242): NAKOR of DOG SOLDIERS II (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 529): MASUMI of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 478): ENDLESS WATCH of RAISING RYLYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 426): DARTH SCION of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 194): KATSUMOTO of SACRED REALM (Brewmaster, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 588): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 471): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 592): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 591): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 595): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 593): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 587): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 579): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 552): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 542): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 242): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 529): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 478): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 426): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 194): ANTIQUATED LEGACY (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 470) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 471): KORONEDUS of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): DRUNK DENNIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 591): JERI LOUGH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 594): HOFFA of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, 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 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly XOCHITHLAN games.  Former top team CHEAP SHOTS was 
unseated this week as KIWI CONNECTION moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-0-1 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around 
the corner!  Witness how this week KIWI CONNECTION went 3-0-1 to move up 3 in the 
rankings.  D'URVILLE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested RENNOR SIMM and was awarded 22 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, D'URVILLE put down RENNOR SIMM, causing him to lose 21 
points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the fights this week, the 
spotlight was on OPARA PERSI as she bore arms against the challenge of reigning 
Duelmaster NAKOR.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail 
OPARA PERSI, Duelmaster of XOCHITHLAN!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 
6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city XOCHITHLAN.  XOCHITHLAN, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of 
thy guilds is THE MIDDLE WAY, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly 
duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any 
of CHEAP SHOTS last week.  Busy avoiding THE MIDDLE WAY?  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  OPARA PERSI take warning!  You have more than a 
few enemies in XOCHITHLAN.   
     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!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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                  
 OPARA PERSI 3670             22  22  0   118       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHRUG 3768                    9   3  0    94       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 DEELA ELLIS 3796              8   2  0    94       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 IGNORE 3605                  17  13  0    93       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAKOR 3757                   11   8  1    90       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
-EYE RAISE 3604               11   0  0    90       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 MORI NEB 3728                18  13  0    84       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SNEAK 3766                    5   4  0    53       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 PONY 3755                     9   9  0    50       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
 D'URVILLE 3800                3   0  0    50       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 COLLINGWOOD 3798              3   0  1    39       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 TUNTUN 3754                   7  10  0    35       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NIUN 3764                     4   3  0    33       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
 XYOKOR YAHL 3767              6  12  0    30       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 RENNOR SIMM 3784              6   7  0    30       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 WHAKAPAPA 3801                3   0  2    29       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TALON 3748                    5   5  3    23       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
 SNICKER 3802                  1   0  1    21       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LONG-RANGE ARCHE        0  0 0                      WHAKAPAPA 3801        243  NONE
RIRORNI WOMAN           0  0 0                      SNICKER 3802          243  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Thank you all--Deela, Jorja, Nakor, Opara, Xoron, etc., etc.--for all the congrats
and well wishes for my graduation, for my becoming a Lord Protector, for having
twelve (12) DM crowns, and for doing numerous and numerous things which none of you
are capable.  The plaudits were very well deserved.  Bwahahahahahahahahah. -- Smirk

Nakor -- You lucky dimwit!  You cannot carry Smirk's shoes, but you certainly can
smell like them!  What a pud. -- Shrug

Mori -- Ho hum. -- Smirk

Opara -- That was uncalled for and I now am officially ignoring you. -- Ignore

Xochithlan People -- We send our congratulations to the new Duelmaster, Nakor.  It is
pleasant to see someone with luck complete the rags-to-riches story. -- Cheap Shot

Cheap Shots -- A 1-2-0!  This is completely unacceptable!  There WILL be a
restructuring!  Heads will roll!  No year end bonuses, either! -- Cheap Shot

Shrug -- Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you! -- Nakor

Hey Yahl -- Two minutes?!  What happened to the other 28? -- TunTun

Xyokor Yahl -- *chuckle chuckle* *laugh laugh*  TunTun beat you.  Na-na. -- Pony

Smirk -- Which is what *I* will do as I watch you go off to a well-deserved obscurity
among the much more effective annoyances of the Isle.  It will be good not to see
your ugly mug (can't call it a face, since you're a golem) around here anymore. --
Mori Neb

Well, I have found something that Ignore can't, to wit, a blade passing through its
sensor-node cluster.  Well, okay, that might be unfair, because, though it's neuter,
it isn't a golem.  But what better fate could one come up with for an orc, Hmm? --
Opara Persi

Ah, that made Jorja happy, always a good thing to do here.  She didn't have a Rirorni
Assassin in her collection of Xochithlani Standbys.  What an oversight!  I grant you
this isn't a very GOOD assassin, but it'll do until a better one comes along. --
Deela Ellis

Talon -- Actually, I would expect you to be very good at killing houseplants.  Almost
anyone is.  You wouldn't believe how fragile and sickly the wretched things are.
They're like bananas. -- Rennor Simm
P.S.  If you aren't going to get moving faster, you might want heavier armor.

Tuntun -- I am torn between conflicting instincts, or perhaps conflicting upbringing.
You are a dwarf, I'm an elf, I should leap at a chance to do you an injury, yes?  And
yet, you are female, I am male, and my mother would disown me if I were to do you an
injury.  And because I was torn by these impulses, I became torn by your sword, so it
is, clearly, ALL your fault.  Ouch. -- Xyokor Yahl

Nakor -- We salute you and thank you for pushing those Cheap Sots, I mean, Cheap
SHOTS off the throne of this arena.  They have hogged it too long. -- Opara Persi

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....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NAKOR was devastated by OPARA PERSI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
IGNORE unbelievably bested MORI NEB in a exciting 4 minute expert's Challenge battle.
DEELA ELLIS vanquished ELITE ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
RENNOR SIMM was overpowered by D'URVILLE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TUNTUN was bested by COLLINGWOOD in a 3 minute veteran vs. amateur upset duel.
PONY overpowered XYOKOR YAHL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WHAKAPAPA assassinated LONG-RANGE ARCHERS in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SNICKER slaughtered RIRORNI WOMAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   3 -  2      77  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   7 -  0      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  10 -  0      66  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   8 -  2      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   4 -  1      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 243 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  DEELA ELLIS 3796            8   2  0   94 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
TOTAL PARRY      IGNORE 3605                17  13  0   93 CHEAP SHOTS (426)
WALL OF STEEL    MORI NEB 3728              18  13  0   84 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 MORI NEB 3728.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEELA ELLIS 3796, 
COLLINGWOOD 3798, OPARA PERSI 3670, IGNORE 3605, PONY 3755, SNICKER 3802, NAKOR 3757, 

The least popular fighter this week was TUNTUN 3754.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RENNOR SIMM 3784, WHAKAPAPA 3801, XYOKOR YAHL 3767, D'URVILLE 3800, 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:



     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes