Date   : 12/25/2010    Duedate: 01/21/2011


DM-39    TURN-281

This Weeks Top Honors


(39-3842) [13-11-0,74]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TIMOR UNRED                    RIPPLE CAUSER
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           PROPHETIC OMENS (458)
(39-3842) [13-11-0,74]         (39-3869) [3-0-1,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           DINO SORES! (459)
(39-3847) [12-7-0,51]          (39-3875) [1-0-0,20]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DINO SORES! (459)           47
2. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        37      CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
3. PROPHETIC OMENS (458)        3      Unchartered Team
4. SAVAGE CREW (457)            0
5. CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)      -5      PROPHETIC OMENS (458)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SAVAGE CREW (457)          1   0  0  100   1/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      9  4 0
 2/ 2*PROPHETIC OMENS (458)     13   6  2 68.4   2/ 1*PROPHETIC OMENS (458)     9  5 2
 3/ 3 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)   241 151 12 61.5   3/ 0*DINO SORES! (459)         3  2 0
 4/ 0*DINO SORES! (459)          3   2  0 60.0   4/ 3 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)    2  3 0
 5/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     330 373 11 46.9   5- 4*SAVAGE CREW (457)         1  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

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Middle Way ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Her mentors had told Quita--more than once, over and over again--that the winter
solstice was a time for thinking serious thoughts.  They had been firm about that,
less firm about what constituted a serious thought.  But she did try, every year.
     This year, she was thinking about Time.  And the differences in the way humans
and elves thought about time.  Although given her involvement with the arena, and her
human teammates, Quita felt less and less like an elf these days.  Maybe thought less
like an elf, even.
     She was pretty sure that elves, generally, did not see Time as an enemy, or a
trap.  Elves were not immortal, as some humans believed, nothing was truly immortal,
not even the mountains.  But when your life expectancy is measured in centuries
rather than decades, when there is TIME to pursue many interests to the point of
competency instead of just one--  Well, she could understand the human frustrations
better now.  Better than her clan Elders could, certainly.  She looked at the scroll
in her hand and sighed, then put it on the fire.  Humans could understand,
intellectually, the need for certain long-term projects, they were as intelligent as
elves, most of them.  But they didn't feel it in their blood.
     Two hundred years to rebuild the Shagornan Forest, if it could be done at all? 
Probably an accurate estimate, and Quita knew that there would be humans who would
help.  But not with the same urgency as elves who could expect to be around for the
whole project.  She shook her head and sighed again.  The Elders didn't deal with
humans, and they wouldn't understand that.
     Oh, well....
     The time that mattered was now.  She opened the door and stepped out into the
crisp coldness of the winter morning.  Squinted at the sunlight reflecting of
untrodden snow--which was unusual but not unknown in Xochithlan.  More common than it
used to be, in fact.  Maybe the climate was changing... global cooling?  She could
ask one of the Elders who studied weather patterns, perhaps.  Tomorrow, she could
ask.  Today, she was just going to enjoy the day.  The cold, the bright, the very
     The Now.
     It was enough.

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 330): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 625): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 280): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 277): TORTURING TULIP of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 255): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 231): DANNY HEATLEY of OTTAWA SENATORS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 231): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 47): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 229): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 330): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 325): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 280): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 277): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 255): BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 231): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 231): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 47): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 229): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
                          (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 277): TORTURING TULIP of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 45): PEP RALLY of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                              WASNIS of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Rirorni Assassin was carried to the Infirmary, where he recovered.  That
seems to me just... wrong.  Why are we preserving this... person?  Either he should
be punished for his bad career choice, which I gather his standby duties are, or he
should go free--and surely, this many years after the end of the Rirorni War, he has
paid in full?  Provided he doesn't go back to serving as an assassin, of course.  But
there must be something constructive he could do.

                                   Quita Rosala

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of XOCHITHLAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team PROPHETIC OMENS was 
unseated this week as THE MIDDLE WAY moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  UDARN VOYL caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested RIRORNI HORSEMAN and was awarded 21 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, TERROR-DACTYL put 
down MISTY FORM, causing her to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  Our 
last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to ELITE ASSASSIN, and QUITA ROSALA has 
made the way for a new Duelmaster!  With QUITA ROSALA clearing the throne, THE MIDDLE 
WAY of TIMOR UNRED takes a proud seat as XOCHITHLAN's new Duelmaster, by virtue of 
recognition points.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has 
gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In XOCHITHLAN "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in XOCHITHLAN.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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 - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIMOR UNRED 3842             13  11  0    74       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUITA ROSALA 3846            10   9  0    67       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UDARN VOYL 3872               4   0  0    52       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 FALLON GRIMM 3847            12   7  0    51       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 PAT RISIDE 3856               7   5  0    45       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIPPLE CAUSER 3869            3   0  1    27       PROPHETIC OMENS (458)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWIRLS AND ARCS 3870          4   0  0    22       PROPHETIC OMENS (458)
 TERROR-DACTYL 3875            1   0  0    20       DINO SORES! (459)
 STEG-O-SORE 3873              1   0  0    15       DINO SORES! (459)
 CRATOR'S CAUSE 3868           3   1  1    13       PROPHETIC OMENS (458)
 MISTY FORM 3871               3   1  0    10       PROPHETIC OMENS (458)
-BILIK BO 3864                 1   0  0     7       SAVAGE CREW (457)
 TANK-LOSAURUS 3876            1   0  0     7       DINO SORES! (459)
 WORLD BRINK 3867              0   4  0     4       PROPHETIC OMENS (458)
 BOB 3877                      0   1  0     4       DINO SORES! (459)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
T-WRECKS 3874           0  1 0 DINO SORES! 459      RIPPLE CAUSER 3869    281   
ZINGALO AAK 3878        0  1 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 385   CRATOR'S CAUSE 3868   281   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rirorni Looter -- Just a few twists and turns to turn you into an honest man. --
Swirls and Arcs

Long-Range Archers -- You should know you can hide in me but can't strike me. --
Misty Form

     Sounds tricky.

Udarn Voyl -- I'm buffed up now!  Watch out! -- Crator's Cause

Bilik Bo -- Seems I was finger painting instead of swinging on all those connections.
It won't happen again. -- World Brink

Udarn Voyl -- Ah... But if we all had good beer, everyone would claim to have
visions.  And I might not be needed any longer. -- World Brink

Where did I go wrong?  Not inorganic enough for a date with the beloved computer.  I
was chewed up and spit out.  Sorry for all my beloved followers and admirers for my
untimely missing person imitation last time.  May you all enjoy my next performance
as recompense. -- Ripple Causer

Ms D. Meener -- I'm glad for you that you're graduating, and more glad for me.  That
was unpleasant, even before you buried me in the sand. -- Timor Unred

Pat Riside -- There are days when I feel like that myself. -- Fallon Grimm

Crator's Cause -- Ah... that might be an omen for improved performance on your part,
I suppose.  Do golems believe in omens?  Or in anything? -- Udarn Voyl

World Brink -- The ability to "parry some" is often useful.  Especially in the arena!
-- Udarn Voyl

We salute the tourney participants despite their less than stellar performance.
These things happen. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Ripple Causer and Swirls and Arcs -- What it means is, fifteen years ago we made a
mistake, and we're still paying for it.  This is the pits. -- Bhagai and Chedghal,
once, briefly, Rirorni Looters

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

QUITA ROSALA was bested by ELITE ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute fight.
TIMOR UNRED vanquished PAT RISIDE in a 2 minute uneven Title battle.
FALLON GRIMM demolished CAPTURED NOMAD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
UDARN VOYL overpowered RIRORNI HORSEMAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WORLD BRINK was bested by TANK-LOSAURUS in a 3 minute beginner's brawl.
CRATOR'S CAUSE slew ZINGALO AAK in a 1 minute novice's struggle.
RIPPLE CAUSER butchered T-WRECKS in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
SWIRLS AND ARCS overcame BOB in a action packed 2 minute beginner's melee.
MISTY FORM slimly lost to TERROR-DACTYL in a action packed 4 minute beginner's fight.
STEG-O-SORE defeated RIRORNI WOMAN in a 1 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   4 -  0      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  19 -  2      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 281 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     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TIMOR UNRED 3842           13  11  0   74 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
WALL OF STEEL    QUITA ROSALA 3846          10   9  0   67 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
BASHING ATTACK   UDARN VOYL 3872             4   0  0   52 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
STRIKING ATTACK  FALLON GRIMM 3847          12   7  0   51 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
TOTAL PARRY      PAT RISIDE 3856             7   5  0   45 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FALLON GRIMM 3847.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TERROR-DACTYL 3875.  The ten other most popular fighters were BOB 3877, 

The least popular fighter this week was MISTY FORM 3871.  The other ten least popular 
UDARN VOYL 3872, and WORLD BRINK 3867.


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

                       MR. GHERKIN (6-6385) of 071406AD  (544)
                       OPUS X (11-5276) of OLD BOYS CLUB  (483)
                   CARDINAL KRAKEN (69-8569) BEASTS OF NEON  (831) 
                    GANGRENE (82-30731) THAT SPECIAL SMELL  (5042) 
                      WAY TOO CUTE (82-32711) 12/19/04A  (5398) 
                         CHINA (82-35079) MORE PLACES  (5777) 
                      ASPARAGUS (82-38983) UNDERRATED 2  (6485) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes