Date   : 02/17/2006    Duedate: 03/02/2006


DM-40    TURN-486

This Weeks Top Honors


(40-4146) [11-5-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DRIZZT                         POISON
(40-4146) [11-5-0,100]         (40-4180) [2-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLOOD BATH                     DELLIS LINZ
(40-1748) [11-8-0,80]          (40-4157) [5-9-0,51]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LETHAL LEGION (429)         27
2. PHILANTHROPISTS (211)       25      PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
3. WICKED (416)                10      Unchartered Team
4. PUPPY POWER (427)            7
5. BEYOND THE PALE (337)        2      WICKED (416)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WICKED (416)               1   0  0  100   1/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)    10  5 0
 2- 1 EXOTIC TASTES (397)       40  14  1 74.1   2/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     8  7 1
 3/ 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)     63  30  0 67.7   3- 3 EXOTIC TASTES (397)       4  1 0
 4/ 4*LETHAL LEGION (429)        4   4  0 50.0   4/ 4*LETHAL LEGION (429)       4  4 0
 5/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    411 597 15 40.8   5/ 0*WICKED (416)              1  0 0
 6/ 0*PUPPY POWER (427)          0   1  0  0.0   6/ 0*PUPPY POWER (427)         0  1 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 Mountains of Night #9 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Somewhere Else:

     Come to think of it, why did he still have his sword?  In his experience, which
had been extensive, the first thing enemies did when they caught you was take away
your weapons.  And while his memory of the recent past was a little blurred (damn
being hit on the head, it always made problems, not least of which was that right now
his head ached ferociously), he did remember very distinctly that some enemy had been
involved in his arrival here.  Or somewhere that led to here.  Just to be on the safe
side, he pulled it out of its scabbard to make sure the hilt had a blade attached.
Some villains would think it funny to let him assume he had a sword when he didn't.
     No, it was there.  He ran his fingers along the flat of the blade, savoring the
smooth, cold steel.  If he found something to fight, he could fight it.  He hoped he
WOULD find someone to fight.  He wanted to hit someone.  Or choke someone.  He flexed
his fingers.  They were stiff.  That would be the cold, he supposed.
     Faint reddish light rippled across his vision.  He had encountered the effects
of darkness on sight before now, and knew it was an illusion of some kind.  A trick
his understimulated eyes were playing on him.  He blinked, hoping to clear them, in
case something real came along.  The light remained.  He blinked again.  Maybe it was
real.  He took three eager steps, almost running, and paused.  Even if it was real,
it could be a trap or just plain dangerous.  It took all his willpower, but he slowed
his advance.
     Reddish light, and a faint vibration in the air that would be sound when he got
closer.  Or maybe this was too low-pitched for his ears.  That didn't matter.  What
was causing it didn't matter, friend or foe, mechanism, or force of nature.  It meant
he was getting somewhere.
     And about time!
     Tankesh hurried onward.  Not running, but he hurried.  The vibration became
sound.  Too confused to interpret.  Screams, roars, mechanical sounds.  Stones
hitting other stones.  His mind, which seemed to have been wandering in limbo for
years, pulled itself together, shook out a few last wrinkles, and began to take in
     There was fire up ahead, and a battle.  Sounded like dwarves and some kind of
beast or demon, or perhaps a demonic beast.  A monster, anyway.  Something that had
to be destroyed, and he could help.  He drew his sword.
     The tunnel he was in came to an end in the wall of a large cavern, about ten
feet off the floor.  A river rushed across the center of the floor, with a waterwheel
turning in it, and several bridges crossed the stream.  Which was now running red
with blood as some of the dwarves below were thrown against the wheel, gathered up by
the paddles, and forced down under the water and into some hidden mechanism.  The
demonic beast was between him and the wheel, and it was that monster which was
throwing the dwarves to their destruction.
     It was hard to see the thing clearly.  There was haze in the cavern, but that
wasn't the real problem.  His eyes and his mind rejected the shape of the creature.
They insisted that what he was seeing was not real, could not be real.  Nothing could
be shaped like that.  It was not an experience he'd encountered often, but he knew
what it meant.  This...thing was distorting space-time around itself, was only partly
in this world.  It might be possible to damage it, maybe even enough to make it
withdraw, but it couldn't be destroyed here.
     Too bad.  He felt like destroying something.
     He squinted at the creature, trying to make out some useful detail.  It was
wrapped, or embedded, in red light that pulsed and flickered and throbbed, suggesting
flame.  And heat seemed to be coming from it.  What would happen if the part of it in
this world, in this cave, was forced into the stream?
     It would probably explode.
     An explosion confined to this cave, which was big but not THAT big, could be
     Did he care?
     Well...yeah.  And so would the dwarves trying to fight the thing down there.
Still, he couldn't just ignore the situation.  Okay.  First point, he was too far
away to do anything.  No easy way down from this ledge that he could see, and it was
only ten feet...he could jump that.
     Tankesh sheathed his sword and jumped, landing cat-like on all fours, then
springing up.  It was HOT down here near the monster.  A quick glance showed that
there were no dwarves left alive on this side of the stream.  A dwarf on the other
side was waving sword and shield, probably trying to get his attention.  He moved
sideways as far from the monster as he could get and waved back.  No telling what he
     The dwarf turned a side toward him and moved along the river to face him.  Ah...
what SHE wanted, then.  That was definitely a breast plate.
     Even at the far end of the cave, there was thirty or forty feet of underground
river between them, and the noise level was high.  She seemed to be saying... "Force
the monster into the wheel."
     Meaning into the river, too.  "It'll explode!" he yelled back.
     "Into the WHEEL, not the river!"

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 266): TOM SAWYER of SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 534): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 534): LITTLE DEVIL of PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 527): ZEBROE of THE ZOO (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 523): BUBBA JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 523): MENTAL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 521): BOUNCER of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 516): ENCHANTED of CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 485): DRIZZT of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 477): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 467): VECORDIUS of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 214): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 383): ASSHE-MASTER of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 371): SABURO SAKAI of EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): SHAVED MONKEY of SECOND CHANCES (Papaiz, mgr.)
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 266): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 534): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 534): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 527): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 523): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 523): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 521): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 516): CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 485): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 477): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 467): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 214): SILVER KNIGHTS (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 383): ARADI RESORT & SPA (Lady Elysian, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 371): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 419): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 534): HALO of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
                   (turn 533): CALFSKIN of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 466): SOLARIS of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 383): KARATE WRECKER of THIEVES GUILD (Hombre, mgr.)
                          TSUNAMI of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
              (turn 382): SPEEDY of THE MISGUIDED (?, mgr.)
                          SON OF BLOODLUST of 4000 BLOWS (ulnNay, mgr.)
                          DOONEUSHMUN of VOUGEOOT (Inferno, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): SHAVED MONKEY of SECOND CHANCES (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZENSU games.  My praise to LETHAL LEGION for their 
3-0-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of 
notice!  POISON caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested TILARIN and was awarded 12 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, POISON put down TILARIN, causing her to lose 8 points of 
recognition in the process.  Although VENOMOUS CONCUBINE made a valiant effort, it 
did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious DRIZZT.  No confirmation, but my 
sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after O. 
POSTE.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ZENSU.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 DRIZZT 4146                  11   5  0   100       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRILLED GRIZZLY 3891         12   1  0   120       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
-WHIPPED WEASEL 3995           9   1  0   112       EXOTIC TASTES (397)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAZY TRAIN 1750             12   7  0    86       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
-BUTTERED BEAVER 4042          4   0  0    84       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 O. POSTE 4107                15  29  1    82       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-MARINATED MUSSEL 4057         7   0  0    82       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 BLOOD BATH 1748              11   8  0    80       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
 PARANOID 1747                14   4  0    69       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRAISED BUFFALO 3999          7   3  1    59       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 DARRON LINZ 4159              7   6  0    58       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLACK JAW 4147               15   2  0    56       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
 DELLIS LINZ 4157              5   9  0    51       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POISON 4180                   2   0  0    28       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 DURNIS 4172                   3   1  0    26       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TILARIN 4171                  3   1  1    16       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 SLICE 4182                    1   1  0    15       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 PLAGUE 4179                   1   1  0    10       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 FABALA 4064                   1   0  0    10       WICKED (416)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUNKYARD DOG 4170             0   1  0     7       PUPPY POWER (427)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Blood Bath -- You keep insisting on that, and I SWEAR it's not a good idea.  Very
unhygienic.  Trust me. -- O. Poste

Paranoid -- Tell me how that's philanthropic?  Is it that they really ARE out to get
us?  (shiver)  I suppose that could be true.... -- Dellis Linz

Slack Jaw -- Damned arenamaster keeps stepping in to stop me when I'm about to kill
you, and THAT would be philanthropy, if you please! -- Darron Linz
P.S.  It isn't like we want you to breed.

Slice.  Hmm.  I never can remember, is that to the left, or the right?  And the other
one's Hook.  It's a puzzle. -- Tilarin
P.S.  Oh, and "good fight."

Plague -- Of what?  Redheads?  Locusts?  Come on, be specific! -- Durnis

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PARANOID was bested by O. POSTE in a action packed 4 minute master's Challenge fight.
SLACK JAW luckily beat DELLIS LINZ in a exciting 4 minute gory Challenge melee.
DRIZZT vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
BLOOD BATH defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute fight.
CRAZY TRAIN savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute bloody competition.
DARRON LINZ won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
DURNIS was bested by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute novice vs. expert competition.
TILARIN lost to POISON in a action packed 1 minute gory duel.
SLICE vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PLAGUE defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute beginner's match.
JUNKYARD DOG was overpowered by FABALA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -   9 -  0      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  13 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 486 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         3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DRIZZT 4146                11   5  0  100 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
LUNGING ATTACK   CRAZY TRAIN 1750           12   7  0   86 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
WALL OF STEEL    PARANOID 1747              14   4  0   69 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
STRIKING ATTACK  DARRON LINZ 4159            7   6  0   58 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
TOTAL PARRY      SLACK JAW 4147             15   2  0   56 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLOOD BATH 1748.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DELLIS LINZ 4157.  The ten other most popular fighters were PARANOID 1747, CRAZY 
4146, SLICE 4182, FABALA 4064, and O. POSTE 4107.

The least popular fighter this week was JUNKYARD DOG 4170.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PLAGUE 4179, TILARIN 4171, DURNIS 4172, O. POSTE 4107, FABALA 
4064, SLICE 4182, DRIZZT 4146, POISON 4180, DARRON LINZ 4159, and SLACK JAW 4147.