Date   : 09/27/2005    Duedate: 10/10/2005


DM-41    TURN-469

This Weeks Top Honors


(41-4153) [18-12-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FLUTTERLEE                     THE SHOCKER
WANDERERS (329)                INQUISITION SL6 (382)
(41-4153) [18-12-0,97]         (41-4206) [3-1-1,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FLUTTERLEE                     FLUTTERLEE
WANDERERS (329)                WANDERERS (329)
(41-4153) [18-12-0,97]         (41-4153) [18-12-0,97]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WANDERERS (329)             16
2. INQUISITION SL6 (382)       10      WANDERERS (329)
3. 072905R (381)                0      Unchartered Team
4. OLD SCHOOL (368)             0
                                       INQUISITION SL6 (382)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*072905R (381)              2   0  0  100   1/ 1 WANDERERS (329)          10  5 0
 2/ 3*INQUISITION SL6 (382)      3   1  1 75.0   2/ 3*INQUISITION SL6 (382)     3  0 1
 3- 4 OLD SCHOOL (368)          77  74  2 51.0   3- 2*072905R (381)             1  0 0
 4/ 5 WANDERERS (329)          378 432  9 46.7   4- 5 OLD SCHOOL (368)          0  3 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 #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Near Veastian:

     Sharrou Darrasagh, Convicted Assassin, peered into the fog uneasily.  "We
shouldn't be out here," he muttered.  "This isn't safe--"
     "Row!" Marsham t'Sulej said.  The Ambitious Guard wasn't any happier to be out
on the lake in a fog than his companions, but he'd be damned if he'd let any of them
see his fear.
     "No good to row till we know which way to go," the Veteran Mercenary said
calmly.  The dwarf claimed his name was Vargas Tarn and that he had an absolute sense
of direction, developed in the tunnels under Murska.  "There's a magical field of
some kind at work that is distorting directions and all useful clues.  We just have
to wait it out."
     "There's something WITH us out here," t'Sulej whispered.
     "Oh, THANK you for that information!"  The Assassin was whispering, too, but his
voice dripped sarcasm--and fear--even so.  "If it's a Black Ship, I'm just going to
lie down and die right here."
     "I hope it is a Black Ship," Tarn said.  "That's why we're here, isn't it?  To
deliver our emir's answer to the ultimatum?  The sooner we meet the Ship, the sooner
we're done."
     "And the sooner the demons on the Ship can eat us," Darrasagh muttered.  "You
know the emir said no, and we'll be the first to reap the Or Else."
     "It's an adventure, boy," Tarn said.  A grin split his beard.  "Better'n dying
of boredom."
     A darker blob in the murk grew and resolved itself into the black hull of a
ship.  A ship a lot bigger than their rowboat.  A voice came down to them.  "Dho you
haf see answerh?"
     T'Sulej held up the leather message tube.
     "Frow i' upf."
     He tossed it up.
     The voice above them said something in a language none of them knew.  But they
all understood the net that dropped over them.

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 261): NYTEMAIR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 524): ANDILLIA of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 517): CLINT EASTWOOD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 512): TENTACRUEL of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 513): VELOND WOK of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Nolan Orgel, team
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 506): DR. ROSENZWEIG of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 475): VIRULENT of BLOOD ANGELS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 467): LURLINE GRACE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 456): GNEISS GUY of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 373): TYPHOON XXII of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 361): MALICHAI of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 163): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM  8 ARKERS (turn 261): LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 524): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 524): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 517): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 512): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 513): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 511): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 506): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 475): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 467): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 456): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 373): none
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 361): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 163): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 408): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  8 ARKERS (turn 260): JAGUARMAN of PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                          KAMI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 524): LINI DAWNWIND of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
                   (turn 523): ELIZA PIGERON of TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 512): JOE POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 505): JET'E of IRON THRONE (Mage?, mgr.)
                         FREEDA of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 456): GNEISS GUY of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 162): <COOKIE JONES> of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
                             <ERASER> of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Concubine was not the match I had hoped for.  And I have a question about
her.  I thought Convincians were supposed to be the moral middle class, so where did
the Concubine come from?  Did we IMPORT her?

                                    Lurline Grace

P.S.  11  11  9  13  17  8  15  SC, low/mod

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in KATI-TEI a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, PARNIAN fought 
KUNG-FU MASTER and gained 13 points and contributed to WANDERERS' 4-1-0.  Our last 
turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to VETERAN MERCENARY, and LURLINE GRACE has 
made the way for a new Duelmaster!  With LURLINE GRACE clearing the throne, WANDERERS 
of FLUTTERLEE takes a proud seat as KATI-TEI's new Duelmaster, by virtue of 
recognition points.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable 
sources that The Dripping Blade uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     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...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in KATI-TEI and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in KATI-TEI again, farewell-- Alarond the 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLUTTERLEE 4153              18  12  0    97       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137         12   6  0    95       OLD SCHOOL (368)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SATURN 3990                  14  37  0    88       WANDERERS (329)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARNIAN 4138                 13  20  1    78       WANDERERS (329)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139           12   9  0    51       OLD SCHOOL (368)
 THE SHOCKER 4206              3   1  1    35       INQUISITION SL6 (382)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-5 GOT PICKED 4199             2   0  0    27       072905R (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207          2   2  0    18       WANDERERS (329)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CULT MEMBER 6          0  1 0   1                   THE SHOCKER 4206      469 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Shocker -- Well, I AM shocked.  There you were at six-foot-six, with a beard, and
I expected the announcer to call you a dwarf!  How'd you get him to say Shewish, and
you with the beard? -- Wherefour Willy

And, at five-foot-five, I wouldn't have been SURPRISED to see the Kung-Fu Master
listed as a Shew. -- Parnian

Ah, don't listen to my teammates!  It's just a passing phase the Commission goes
through.  After all, the Khalhums Dwarf IS a dwarf. -- Flutterlee

M. Chardinee lacks patience. -- Saturn
P.S.  It seems WRONG that Lurline should graduate when I've been here longer.  Not
that I would wish her to fail, but why haven't I graduated?
P.P.S.  Yes, okay, I do KNOW, only thirteen wins.  But it's still WRONG.

Lady Protector Lurline Grace -- We are not at this time able to provide you with
"lands."  How could we?  All the land in this province already belongs to people who
have no desire to sell it to the Commission--and the Commission has no money to buy
it with, anyway.  You would not wish us to simply TAKE it from the legal owners,
would you?  No, I thought not.  But Thane Tolimanj has said he will look around the
storage rooms at the manor and see if there's some special thing which might be
presented to you as a graduation gift.  A sword, or a ring, or something of that
sort. -- Arenamaster Jailon

15 September 2005
                             HAMMER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

     Be it known from the highest mountains to the darkest alleys of Alastari that
the veteran manager known far and wide as Hammer has now officially retired from
sponsoring contests as of September 15, 2005.
     What a long time ago was a fun motivated activity to help promote our common
DM/D2 gaming interest in an effort to promote the growth and competitiveness of
selected arenas has become a far from fun experience.
     In other words Hammer has had it!
     The combination of real life situations interfering with the time needed to
effectively sponsor a contest, plus the attitudes expressed during such sponsorship
interference has led to Hammer closing his personal coin coffers and retiring from
his planned sponsorship of any future contests.
     There are others in our close knit gaming community who are well able to step up
to the plate and continue sponsoring contests that make the basic game a fun
experience for all those who choose to compete and interact in such future endeavors.
     Hammer thanks all managers both active and inactive who helped to make the
Hammer sponsored contests a historical and entertaining experience well worth the
time, effort and money spent over the past several years.
     May the Cheers and the Jeers of future contests build upon the legacies of those
who have paved the way in years gone by to help make this game what it is today.
     Hammer has no regrets for the part he has played in that history.

19 September 2005
I'd like to say hello to everyone I know that is still around after my being gone for
five years.  Hope to see you all on the sands, and may your weapons strike true and
your shields protect you (except, of course, against MY warriors *grin*)!! -- Lord
Xiang, D2-101

26 September 2005
Regarding the Regional News:
     If any of y'all glance at it and find some arenas are behind, rest assured I'll
get them caught up next time around.  I was trying to unsnarl the darned thing, but
it was just getting worse, so I decided gradual and partial was better than not at
all or ever. -- The Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LURLINE GRACE slimly lost to VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute fight.
FLUTTERLEE devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute one-sided Title duel.
SATURN overcame KHALHUMS DWARF in a 5 minute gruesome veteran's match.
PARNIAN devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
THE SHOCKER assassinated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WHEREFOUR WILLY devastated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 469 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FLUTTERLEE 4153            18  12  0   97 WANDERERS (329)
AIMED BLOW       THE SHOCKER 4206            3   1  1   35 INQUISITION SL6 (382)
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 FLUTTERLEE 4153.  The ten other most popular fighters were SATURN 3990, PARNIAN 
4138, THE SHOCKER 4206, WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE SHOCKER 4206, PARNIAN 4138, SATURN 3990, FLUTTERLEE 4153,  
0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

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