Date   : 08/16/2005    Duedate: 08/29/2005


DM-41    TURN-466

This Weeks Top Honors


(41-4137) [12-5-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OLD SCHOOL (368)               3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380)
(41-4137) [12-5-0,113]         (41-4168) [2-0-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FLUTTERLEE                     SPOCKA THE HUTT
WANDERERS (329)                OLD SCHOOL (368)
(41-4153) [15-12-0,73]         (41-4137) [12-5-0,113]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. 072905R (381)               19
2. OLD SCHOOL (368)            16      OLD SCHOOL (368)
3. 3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380)    15      Unchartered Team
4. INQUISITION SL6 (382)        9
5. WANDERERS (329)              5      3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380)   2   0  0  100   1/ 1 OLD SCHOOL (368)          7  3 0
 2/ 0*072905R (381)              1   0  0  100   2/ 3 WANDERERS (329)           6  7 0
 3- 1*THE FORSAKEN (374)        12   6  2 66.7   3- 2*THE FORSAKEN (374)        3  1 0
 4/ 2 OLD SCHOOL (368)          77  71  2 52.0   4/ 0*3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380)  1  0 0
 5/ 3 WANDERERS (329)          368 427  9 46.3   5/ 0*072905R (381)             1  0 0
 6/ 0*INQUISITION SL6 (382)      0   1  0  0.0   6/ 0*INQUISITION SL6 (382)     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[ Storm Season #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     It was, of course, a dark and stormy night.  These things always started on such
     Arenamaster Jailon stood on the guard-walk of the tower and stared out at the
waters of the Trier.  The beam of the Harbor Light behind him, even concentrated by
its great reflector, didn't reach far, but the lightning that walked across the lake
provided all the illumination he needed.  "Tell me what I'm seeing," he said.  He
knew what he was seeing, but he wanted to hear the young Thane's opinion.
     Tolimanj grimaced.  "According to the magicians I've asked, we're seeing
'spirits of the vasty deep'.  In simpler terms, monsters.  The consensus is that
they're being conjured, or freed, or attracted, or in SOME way instigated by the
Black Kaliv of Kurukar.  This, I don't know--they don't come with 'Summoned in
Kurukar' labels.  But I do know that they're destroying our shipping, and we depend
on that shipping for a lot of our income."
     "Kati-Tei's shipping?"
     "No, all the ports along the coast are suffering, some of them more than we are.
Amen-Tei is in serious difficulties.  Krill's port is shut down completely.  Fishing
boats aren't going out from the smaller towns and villages.  Rumor has it that
Veastian is suffering, too, and the Free Ports up that way."
     Jailon, a decent man but a Fratsfan from his toenails to his blond mane, curled
a lip.  "We are not responsible for the well-being of a Karnhorn port.  Let the
monsters devastate them.  See if I care!"
     Tolimanj glanced aside.  After a moment, he said, "Monsters seldom acknowledge
borders, and Alastari is too small to ignore what goes on among our neighbors."
     Jailon snorted but bowed his head in acknowledgement.  "Point taken.  But why
have you brought me here?  I am no sailor to deal with 'monsters of the vasty deep'."
     "In the past, it has been the custom to recruit gladiators--"
     "Have you counted the gladiators in our arena lately?"
     "Yes.  There are, of course, Lord Protectors on the Isle, but few seem to LEAVE
the Isle anymore, even to deal with monsters in their former homes."  The young
Thane's face tightened, so that he looked older than his twenty-five years.  "My
father argued against admitting the gladiatorial system to Convincia--it was the
final reason why the old Thane had him killed.  All the public-spirited and athletic
young adults rushed to the arena to offer themselves for Greywand's defensive army,
and they either died or were processed to the Isle.  Those who remain...are old, or
disinclined to serve the greater good."  He gestured dismissal.  "No, I am not going
to seek gladiators to fight these monsters.  Though if some offer, they will be
accepted."  He turned to face Jailon squarely.  "I want the Standbys and Dark Arena
warriors to turn out in the defense of Kati-Tei."


     "We are prepared," Dame Mingia said, "to make...handsome concessions to any
Standby or Dark Arena warrior who will volunteer for this mission--"
     "What, free burial in the lake?" Maurice Karn, the Ambitious Guard asked.
     Krego Dehann, the Veteran Mercenary, waved him to silence.  "I can see why you
want us," he said.  "We're here all the time, not dashing off to tournaments or what
have you.  But we're not sailors.  We're not magicians--well, most of us aren't."  He
squinted at the hooded Cult Member, who remained silent.  "What are we supposed to
     The assistant to the High Thane raised an eyebrow.  "Why, nothing but what you
do so well:  fight.  Two or three of you will be posted on ships leaving our harbor--
as many ships as we can cover in that fashion.  And when the monsters attack, you
will fight them, and lead the crews and passengers of the vessels in fighting."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in KATI-TEI this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, 5 GOT PICKED fought THE 
SHOCKER and gained 19 points and contributed to 072905R's 1-0-0.  FLUTTERLEE has lost 
to KUNG-FU MASTER, falling 12 points, while helping make WANDERERS a 3-2-0 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and SPOCKA THE HUTT remains 
KATI-TEI's top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard 
from unimpeachable sources that The Warty Toad uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that KATI-TEI has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in KATI-TEI again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137         12   5  0   113       OLD SCHOOL (368)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LURLINE GRACE 4164           13   8  0    94       WANDERERS (329)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SATURN 3990                  12  36  0    87       WANDERERS (329)
 FLUTTERLEE 4153              15  12  0    73       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARNIAN 4138                 11  19  1    66       WANDERERS (329)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139           12   8  0    50       OLD SCHOOL (368)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOGHEDION 4095                2   0  0    29       THE FORSAKEN (374)
-DEMADRED 4092                 3   0  1    26       THE FORSAKEN (374)
 APOLLO XI 4168                2   0  0    26       3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ISHMAEL 4136                  3   0  0    23       THE FORSAKEN (374)
-SAMMUEL 4091                  2   2  0    22       THE FORSAKEN (374)
-RAHVIN 4094                   2   3  1    20       THE FORSAKEN (374)
 5 GOT PICKED 4199             1   0  0    19       072905R (381)
 THE SHOCKER 4206              0   1  0     9       INQUISITION SL6 (382)
 WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207          1   0  0     8       WANDERERS (329)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HEY HEY GOODBYE 4196   0  1 0 OLD SCHOOL 368        HIGH ELF 19           466 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Spocka the Hutt -- I suppose I have to accept that a youth of your meager experience
would be unable to teach me anything, but I don't have to like it. -- Saturn

The Veteran Mercenary was darned fresh!  Well, he's Aruaki, and you know what those
cats are like--shameless! -- Lurline Grace

Noble Assassin, bah humbug!  If he was so damned noble, he wouldn't have won the
fight. -- Parnian

I have the DEEPEST suspicion that the so-called Virginal Concubine is really not a
nice person at all. -- Flutterlee

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HEY HEY GOODBYE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SPOCKA THE HUTT slimly won victory over LURLINE GRACE in a 3 minute Title battle.
FLUTTERLEE lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
SATURN defeated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
PARNIAN viciously subdued CUDDLY KAHLUA in a popular 1 minute bloody expert's brawl.
APOLLO XI overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
5 GOT PICKED defeated THE SHOCKER in a action packed 1 minute melee.
WHEREFOUR WILLY won victory over SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 466 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    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137       12   5  0  113 OLD SCHOOL (368)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LURLINE GRACE 4164         13   8  0   94 WANDERERS (329)
STRIKING ATTACK  FLUTTERLEE 4153            15  12  0   73 WANDERERS (329)
TOTAL PARRY      CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139         12   8  0   50 OLD SCHOOL (368)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FLUTTERLEE 4153.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137.  The ten other most popular fighters were LURLINE GRACE 

The least popular fighter this week was HEY HEY GOODBYE 4196.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE SHOCKER 4206, SATURN 3990, WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207, APOLLO XI 
GRACE 4164, and SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137.