Date   : 01/29/2010    Duedate: 02/11/2010


DM-40    TURN-584

This Weeks Top Honors


(40-4295) [16-11-1,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CORBIE LEK                     POSITION IS EMPTY
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          
(40-4295) [16-11-1,102]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CORBIE LEK                     CARINA LINZ
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4295) [16-11-1,102]        (40-4300) [11-5-1,92]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       47
2. MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)     -3      BEYOND THE PALE (337)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)   11   8  2 57.9   1/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    11  3 2
 2/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    668 813 27 45.1   2/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)   8  6 2

    '*'   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[ Report from the Tourney #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here, with a report from the Winter Tourney.  Okay, maybe this isn't
Atlantis, but it's somewhere warm, and if that isn't a beach, at least it's sand,
and, as advertised, there are drinks with umbrellas in them.  And young women with a
lot of suntan showing.  By the time you read this, the tourney will be over, but
while I'm writing it, the tourney is NOT over.  And a lot of you guys reading this
won't have been able to go, anyway.
     I'm interviewing Zalgor Prigg, one of the managers participating in the Old
Valamantis Bloodgames, and let me tell you, Old Valamantis is not a place you want to
hang around if you don't have to.  It's rotten with magic, to begin with--Folstrom
magic, the blackest there is--and then it's got all this blood and violence on top of
it, and it makes for a dark and scary venue.  Anything might rise out of the ruins
around the arena, summoned by the blood and the curses of the managers.
     "Mr. Prigg, could you tell us why you--"
     "It was the play on words," the manager said, overriding the question.  "I
couldn't resist--the chance to call a Bloodgames team Phoenix, you know, the 'rising
from the ashes of death' business.  Of course, then I had to change it to Phonetix,
but that's okay, keep people guessing."
     "I've heard the Commission mages talking about that name, sir, and they seem
alarmed.  One of them said the name was practically a spell in itself, used here."
     "I heard.  That's why I had to change it."
     "Have you considered what might actually rise from the ashes and blood here as a
     "Well, no, but that isn't my business, you know.  I manage gladiators.  Let the
mages worry about what pops in from some other dimension.  Besides, what if nothing
     "But, sir, there have already been reports of zombie rats and tentacled monsters
lurking in the backs of the locker rooms!  And someone is bound to consider that you
have a partial responsibility--"
     "No," Prigg said, "I have no responsibility for that kind of thing.  I'm no
magician, I haven't been reading forbidden tomes...."  He paused, looking thoughtful.
"Maybe it was TigToad with his Obscure Lore...."
     "I don't believe there's a team of that name in this Bloodgames--"
     "No, not here.  Earlier, in Veastian.  He could have been, hmm, preparing for
this, opening contacts if not gates, stuff like that.  Has anybody seen any Dark
Toads around?"
     "Not until they've had six drinks with umbrellas in them.  Tell me, sir, have
you given any thought to the moral implications of the Bloodgames?"
     "What moral implications?" the manager asked.  "This isn't about morals, it's
about survival.  And the way to survive on the sands is to kill your opponents every
chance you get!"
     "Yes, but--"
     "There's a reason they don't hold these contests up in Andoria," the manager
said sternly.  "Good people in their ways, the Andorians, but they just aren't cut
out for this kind of grim business."  He paused to listen to the roar of the crowds
jamming the ancient arena.  Checked the marquee where slaves dangled from ropes and
updated the records of participants.  Nodded, grimly satisfied.  "Another death.
That's good--can't have too many survivors, or it cheapens the victory at the end."
     "But the death toll--"
     "Bah!  Don't get the idea that these gladiators are the flower of Alastarian
youth.  The ones who enter the Bloodgames are the men with no hope.  We offer them a
future they could never have dreamed of, but they have to work for it, sweat for it,
bleed for it, and sometimes die for it.  The survivors..." he bared his teeth in a
grin that would not have looked out of place on a wolf, "they owe us EVERYTHING, and
they'll do anything to repay us."
     "And besides," Zalgor Prigg went on, "if you really want to take up the moral
question, go talk to the Grey Wand.  She's the one set this up, after all."
     "I don't see the point, frankly.  She's got plenty of Lord Protectors, and they
have longer training, skills polished and honed to a--"
     "The Bloodgames victors, they're Her enforcers," Prigg said.  "No polish, sure,
but when a dirty job needs doing, one of these guys will do it, and no questions

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here once again, with more interviews from the tourney.  This time I'm
talking to a new manager, so new he doesn't even have a manager name.  "Sir... what
would you like me to call you, by the way?"
     "Why do you have to call me anything?  I don't understand why you want to
interview me.  There are lots of great managers here who could probably tell you
     "I'm looking for a new perspective, the point of view of someone who is just
starting out with the gladiatorial games."
     "Oh.  Well, I guess that would be me."
     "Absolutely right!  Tell me, what do you think of the tourney?  This is your
first, right?"
     "Right, my first," the young man agreed.  "And it's GREAT!  Everyone is just
great here!  I mean, most of these managers, they're, like, legends, you know?
Everybody's heard of them, and they have stables of HUNDREDS of gladiators, and
they've been polishing their tricks for YEARS, and I didn't figure I had much of a
chance, you know?"
     "The popular view is that no matter how much you know, the arena can always
throw a surprise at you--"
     "Yeah, yeah, I've heard that.  I don't know if I believe it, but I've heard it.
But that isn't the best thing about this tourney.  The best thing is that everyone
here has been GREAT.  Or else I didn't meet them--the ones that might not have been.
But I think I met just about everyone, and--"
     "And they were great.  I'm glad.  But perhaps you could tell our readers a
little more, maybe tell them how these experienced managers were great to you?"
     "Well, yeah, okay.  It's that everyone was so friendly and helpful, see?  The
ENTIRE Consortium talked to me about warrior design, for instance.  I learned a lot
there.  And, well, there was Mannequin, and The Greek Guy, and I actually met
Manager, too!  And they were all really helpful.  Advice, you know, and charts, and
all that stuff that was so confusing.  It was just the best experience!  I'm going to
do it again, for sure!"

       * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 318): WAR BOND of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 637): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 637): PITCH of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 622): JILIAN NORMAN of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 626): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 622): AIKIDO of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 621): DEATH RATTLE of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 619): MAJOR MARTIN of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 583): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 579): HELL HOUND of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 570): SHADOW BLADE of SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 265): NOT SO HOT of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 469): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 219): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 522): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 318): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 637): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 622): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 626): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 622): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 621): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 619): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 583): MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 579): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 570): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 265): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 469): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 219): INSECTOSOIDS (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 521): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 637): PITCH of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 636): HELENA of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 579): COUNTRY RHODES of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PULLED HAMSTRING of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 219): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ah, the Khalhums Dwarf, old Stiblo Steeleye.  He should have stayed in bed.

                                    Corbie Lek

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ZENSU!  Once again I've been called out of retirement for 
my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Bein' on top is great while it lasts, 
MEDAL OF HONOR Z1.  But how many friends do you have now?  What's with CORMEK DEANE?  
He actually beat ZENSU's MORDANT DESERTER, and walked away with 14 more points from 
the fight.  VENOMOUS CONCUBINE was reminded on the sands why CORBIE LEK is 
Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your 
fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Some people in ZENSU think MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 was too harsh 
when they sent DA2 (3-0-0) to the Dark Arena.  Them's the breaks, I say.  So MEDAL OF 
HONOR Z1 sent PFC 2 to the Dark Arena.  Big deal.  Plenty more fighters where PFC 2 
came from.  Dime a dozen...  Now, Spyreporters...  Some people are wondering why 
MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 sent PFC 1 (2-0-0) to the Dark Arena.  Just be glad you're not on 
their team.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young 
rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORBIE LEK 4295              16  11  1   102       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOFRE MAINZ 4301             12   4  0    94       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 CARINA LINZ 4300             11   5  1    92       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORBETT JOSYE 4329            2   1  1    26       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORMEK DEANE 4331             1   0  1    14       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      CORMEK DEANE 4331     584  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CPT 7 4322              2  2 0 MEDAL OF HONOR Z 441 WURM KIN              584  NONE
DA2 4323                3  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR Z 441 HIGH ELF              584  NONE
PFC 1 4327              2  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR Z 441 WURM KIN              584  NONE
PFC 2 4328              2  1 1 MEDAL OF HONOR Z 441 BANDIT PRINCE         584  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

One thing Corbie got right, the Khalhums Dwarf SHOULD have stayed in bed.  Or else I
should have. -- Jofre Mainz

I curl the lip with scorn at Gabro Ironaxe, Master of Kung-Fu and Many Other Exotic
Techniques.  Of course, maybe he was just having a bad day. -- Carina Linz

Cpt 7 -- With a name like that, I'd expect you to be a golem, not a half-elf. --
Corbett Josye

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PFC 2 was dispatched by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
PFC 1 was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
CPT 7 was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
CORBIE LEK overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
JOFRE MAINZ devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CARINA LINZ devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CORBETT JOSYE easily killed MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CORMEK DEANE slaughtered MORDANT DESERTER 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   5 -  1      74  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  10 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  2      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 584 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CORBIE LEK 4295            16  11  1  102 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
STRIKING ATTACK  CARINA LINZ 4300           11   5  1   92 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
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 CORBIE LEK 4295.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CARINA LINZ 4300.  The ten other most popular fighters were PFC 2 4328, CORBIE 
LEK 4295, JOFRE MAINZ 4301, PFC 1 4327, CORBETT JOSYE 4329, CORMEK DEANE 4331, DA2 
4323, CPT 7 4322,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was CPT 7 4322.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DA2 4323, CORMEK DEANE 4331, CORBETT JOSYE 4329, PFC 1 4327, JOFRE 
MAINZ 4301, CORBIE LEK 4295, PFC 2 4328, CARINA LINZ 4300,  0, and  0.