Date   : 09/03/2011    Duedate: 09/30/2011


DM-39    TURN-290

This Weeks Top Honors


(39-3846) [17-11-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           
(39-3846) [17-11-0,94]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           DINO SORES! (459)
(39-3847) [18-10-0,88]         (39-3886) [4-2-0,15]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE ANGELS (402)         22
2. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        15      CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
3. CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)      10      Unchartered Team
4. PROPHETIC OMENS (458)        0
5. DINO SORES! (459)           -4       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)   245 156 12 61.1   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      9  5 0
 2/ 2 DARQUE ANGELS (402)       79  54  7 59.4   2/ 3 DARQUE ANGELS (402)       8  1 0
 3/ 4 DINO SORES! (459)         24  22  1 52.2   3/ 2 DINO SORES! (459)         8  7 0
 4- 3 PROPHETIC OMENS (458)     28  26  4 51.9   4- 4 PROPHETIC OMENS (458)     2  3 0
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     359 387 11 48.1   5/ 5 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)    1  2 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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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 338): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): WHITE BECT of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): SLATE G35 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 289): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 311): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 305): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 292): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 286): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 271): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 264): BURNING RUBBER of WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 240): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 240): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 241): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 56): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 238): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 338): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): ISIS PTAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 289): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 311): GOD OR GODDESS (Sir Blackguard, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 305): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 286): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 271): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 264): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 240): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 240): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 241): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 56): SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 238): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 337): CONFESSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): WHITE BECT of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 335): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): SLATE G35 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble?)
                   (turn 333): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 289): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 288): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 305): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      JUNEAU DAWNING of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): GOBERT HINNY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 264): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 240): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail, Warriors of Xochithlan!

     Honestly, would anyone know if I misspelled the name?  I didn't think so!
     Anyway, I find myself a nice place in town and look to settle down and then
BOOM!  I get the call up from some Commission flunky.  Now Darque is sending me off
to stay on the Isle.  He says I'm free to enjoy my retirement but who can enjoy
anything when they have to pack up all their stuff and move?  No one, that is who!
     This is actually the third time that I've been Duelmaster here!  I was the DM
back on turns 213-214 as well.  That was a long time ago (2005), by my standards
anyway.  This is only the second time that I have fought here since turn 214, so I've
been busy in the tournaments and general tomfoolery since (more tomfoolery than
tournaments to be honest-- and much more successful at the tomfoolery).
     For those that aren interested in such things, I leave for the Isle as:  
14+3-6+3-7-21-17+2-16-11 Striker.  I apparently like the War Flail, which I've never
used and have no intentions of using on purpose.  I like to Lunge and have a knack
for learning Parry skills.  By way of rhythm, I like to do as little as possible and
slowly at that (VL/LO).  None of these apart from the tactic is condusive to good
dueling, so it's off to retirement.
     "Great numbers and lousy faves," so Darque says, hence my move into full
retirement.  Perhaps if I didn't waste all my time in those tournaments I could have
a career in Storm Rock, the new no-tourney arena, but that time is past now.  It is
time to adapt myself to my new "plot" in life, which apparently involves drinks with
umbrellas and immeasurable boredom.
     Luck to all this turn.  I think Darque had me issue a challenge to Fallon Grimm,
but I don't remember exactly.  If I did issue a challenge it was to Fallon-- no one
else there to challenge.  Maybe we should remedy that problem...


Outlaw Star

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  THE MIDDLE WAY had cause to celebrate, after UDARN VOYL got 20 points 
by beating TRI-SORE-A-TOPS.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, UDARN VOYL was 
winsome, after beating TRI-SORE-A-TOPS and seeing her lose 16 points.  Well, 
Duelmaster OUTLAW STAR challenged THE MIDDLE WAY's FALLON GRIMM.  Is a 14-8-1 good 
enough?  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by FALLON GRIMM, of 
THE MIDDLE WAY, who despite a 18-10-0 couldn't overcome XOCHITHLAN's Number 1.  So 
who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds 
like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from 
the lion, so did the "warriors" in XOCHITHLAN avoid DINO SORES!.  The warriors of 
DINO SORES! found their efforts at combat frustrated as DARQUE ANGELS apparently had 
more important things to do than fight.  QUITA ROSALA found herself challenged by a 
warrior 20 below:  THE FALLEN ONE.  THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS kept hers wits as 
she lost to QUITA ROSALA.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  XOCHITHLAN, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Swinging Aardvark.  
'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUITA ROSALA 3846            17  11  0    94       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FALLON GRIMM 3847            18  10  0    88       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 PAT RISIDE 3856              11  10  0    85       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE FALLEN ONE 3416          13  14  2    66       DARQUE ANGELS (402)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALICE 3704                   6   0  2    54       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
-CRATOR'S CAUSE 3868           7   4  1    53       PROPHETIC OMENS (458)
 UDARN VOYL 3872               8   5  0    46       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 TANK-LOSAURUS 3876            9   1  0    45       DINO SORES! (459)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RIPPLE CAUSER 3869            6   4  2    43       PROPHETIC OMENS (458)
 BLACK GUARD 3667              6   5  0    41       DARQUE ANGELS (402)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MISTY FORM 3871               6   5  0    28       PROPHETIC OMENS (458)
 BETTINA CHIM 3880             6   2  0    26       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-WORLD BRINK 3867              3   8  1    24       PROPHETIC OMENS (458)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWIRLS AND ARCS 3870          6   5  0    23       PROPHETIC OMENS (458)
 TRI-SORE-A-TOPS 3879          4   2  0    23       DINO SORES! (459)
 TERROR-DACTYL 3875            4   6  0    23       DINO SORES! (459)
 STEG-O-SORE 3873              3   7  1    23       DINO SORES! (459)
-ISRAFEL 3809                  1   0  0    22       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 SPELL-A-SAURUS 3886           4   2  0    15       DINO SORES! (459)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Timor Unred -- So sorry to send you out on a low note.  But, as you have probably
heard during my duelmaster speech, the big joke is on me!  Hopefully my replacement
will leave a favorable impression of me with Darque.  What is that?  Probably not?
Yeah, I suspect as much too. -- Outlaw Star

Tank-Losaurus -- Considering my history with your type, the outcome was unexpected.
I'm sure FE played an important role, though, rather than skill, or at least that is
what Darque keeps shouting at me to deflate any ego I might have had about the fight!
-- The Fallen One

Terror-Dactyl -- I continue my good start at your expense in the arena.  I'm certain
it will end, but I will enjoy every minute that it lasts. -- Malice

Udarn Voyl -- Darque has been playing around with my training regimen a bit and he
liked the result.  However, one fight doth not a career make!-- Black Guard

Spell-O-Saurus -- It happened so quick that I have very little to say about it.  In a
place so small, surely we will meet again. -- Israfel

Jorja -- No, I had not heard of anything at the time I read your note.  But after
looking I came across an advertisement about it.  Thanks for the info. -- Lord Rahl
P.S.  "The Omen Machine."  Pretty tailormade, if I say so myself.

     Definitely a natural for your team.

I'm going to try to get back in a turn or two.  I've been busy overseeing an
upholstery on the throne in another area.  It's just a shame my girl's immortal butt
won't get to try it out. -- Lord Rahl

Our congratulations to Outlaw Star, newly returned and about to depart. -- Jorja and
the Middle Way

Plus, we salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and, again, the Middle Way

Outlaw Star -- It is, of course, appropriate that you take the title on a win.  But I
worry about how the aggression you manifest may affect the more normal aspects of
life.  I have seen this problem with other gladiators, who find themselves unable to
do "normal" after a year or two on the sands.  This is not a good fate.  Reconsider,
now that you are to graduate!  Perhaps you can find a more balanced life now. --
Timor Unred (not a golem, drat the Commission for insisting!)

Pat Riside -- If you mistook ME for your father, you need glasses.  And if you did
NOT mistake me for your father, why were you out there at all? -- Quita Rosala

The Rirorni Officer is an oxymoron.  Other kinds of moron, too, but I was around
during the Rirorni War.  They didn't have officers.  Maybe chiefs and subchiefs, but
that was about it. -- Fallon Grimm
P.S.  Face it, they were barbarians.  They still ARE barbarians.

Steg-O-Sore -- Amazing what can be done with a well-placed bandaid. -- Bettina Chim

Black Guard -- You didn't have to do that.  Now the crowds think I'm second-rate.
Well, I probably am, but it was better when they didn't know it. -- Udarn Voyl

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

OUTLAW STAR devastated FALLON GRIMM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
THE FALLEN ONE was vanquished by QUITA ROSALA in a 1 minute Challenge Title battle.
PAT RISIDE demolished RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a 2 minute uneven fight.
TANK-LOSAURUS slimly won victory over RIRORNI JANISSARY in a slow 11 minute contest.
TRI-SORE-A-TOPS was demolished by UDARN VOYL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
MALICE overpowered TERROR-DACTYL in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BLACK GUARD viciously subdued BETTINA CHIM in a 1 minute gory competition.
STEG-O-SORE handily defeated RIRORNI DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SPELL-A-SAURUS won victory over RIRORNI DESERTER in a popular 1 minute gruesome duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  14 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  12 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  2      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  25 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 290 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    QUITA ROSALA 3846          17  11  0   94 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
STRIKING ATTACK  FALLON GRIMM 3847          18  10  0   88 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
TOTAL PARRY      PAT RISIDE 3856            11  10  0   85 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
SLASHING ATTACK  MALICE 3704                 6   0  2   54 DARQUE ANGELS (402)
BASHING ATTACK   UDARN VOYL 3872             8   5  0   46 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is FALLON GRIMM 3847.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SPELL-A-SAURUS 3886.  The ten other most popular fighters were PAT RISIDE 
3856, UDARN VOYL 3872, BLACK GUARD 3667, QUITA ROSALA 3846, MALICE 3704, 

The least popular fighter this week was TANK-LOSAURUS 3876.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BETTINA CHIM 3880, TERROR-DACTYL 3875, THE FALLEN ONE 3416, 
3846, BLACK GUARD 3667, and UDARN VOYL 3872.

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