Date   : 12/20/2005    Duedate: 01/02/2006


DM-41    TURN-474

This Weeks Top Honors


(41-4138) [18-20-1,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PARNIAN                        5 GOT PICKED
WANDERERS (329)                072905R (381)
(41-4138) [18-20-1,118]        (41-4199) [5-0-1,84]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PARNIAN                        FRITILLARY
WANDERERS (329)                WANDERERS (329)
(41-4138) [18-20-1,118]        (41-4215) [2-0-0,18]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. 072905R (381)               24
2. WONDERLAND (358)            13      WANDERERS (329)
3. WANDERERS (329)              7      Unchartered Team

                                       072905R (381)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*072905R (381)              5   0  1  100   1/ 1 WANDERERS (329)           9  6 0
 2/ 3*WONDERLAND (358)          15   8  1 65.2   2/ 2*WONDERLAND (358)          4  0 0
 3/ 4 WANDERERS (329)          395 440  9 47.3   3/ 3*072905R (381)             2  0 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[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Lord Protector Jehu hunched into his cloak and stared at his horse's ears.  They
were not unusual in any way, just ordinary horse's ears, which is why he was staring
at them.  Better by far to look at something normal than at what was going on in the
field to the side of the road.
     "I don't see why we have to do this at NIGHT," Flutterlee grumbled.
     "It's traditional," Lurline Grace said.  She shivered.  Even though the two
ladies protector were in the covered passenger compartment of the carriage, they were
damp and cold.  "What I don't understand is why we have to dig into the grave at
all."  She leaned forward and peered into the rainy night.  "They've stopped
wandering around, so I suppose they've found the right grave."
     "Tomb, not grave," Flutterlee corrected.  "And the Userous, er, Honest Merchant
says he won't even ACCEPT the money to pay off the mortgage unless we bring my
grandfather's seal ring.  How were we supposed to know?" she grumbled.  "He always
wore it, so we figured he'd want to be buried in it.  Nobody told us it was special!"
     Lurline shook her head and opened her mouth to reply, but a scream from the
graveyard cut her short.  She put her hand on the edge of the carriage and vaulted to
the ground, sword flashing out of its sheath, just as Jehu leaped down from the
driver's seat, equally ready for battle.
     Flutterlee clambered down less gracefully and clutched Lurline's arm.  "What is
     "Trouble, don't know what.  Let go of me!"  She began to move toward the edge of
the graveyard and the light.  "Shouldn't've let civilians in on this."
     Jehu kept even with her.  "No choice," he said.  "Grave digging and tomb robbing
are unionized.  Think how much MORE trouble it would have been with pickets!"
     Flutterlee crowded close behind them.  "The lantern hasn't moved," she
     "Sitting on the ground in front of the tomb, I suppose," Jehu said.  "That
doesn't bother me.  What bothers me is that I don't see anything moving over there.
Such as a gravedigger or two."
     "Inside the tomb out of sight," Lurline suggested.
     "Oh, no, they couldn't be!"  Flutterlee was gripping her friend's cloak now,
almost dragging it off Lurline's shoulders in her agitation.  "They were supposed to
come and get me as soon as they had the door open!  It shouldn't be anybody but me
who takes the ring from my grandfather, he'd have a fit!"
     "So maybe that's what we heard," Jehu said.  "Your grandfather having a fit."
     "How could he?  He's dead!  That's the whole problem."
     Jehu looked over his shoulder.  "Flutterlee, sometimes the dead don't lie quiet.
You should know that!"
     "But my grandfather wasn't, well, the kind of Bad person who'd be a ghost!  He
would never do anything like that, he'd think it wasn't, well, decent!  And it isn't.
Decent.  You know.  The dead aren't supposed to--"
     There was another scream, more desperate than the first but cut off sharply.  A
bolt of lightning, lavender green, shot upward from the open tomb.
     All three gladiators began to run forward.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It appears that the Veteran Mercenary, though doubtless quite competent on the
field of a battle of armies, is less than amazing in his performance on the field of
gladiatorial combat.  I could have told him that.  Not the same thing at all.


                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out KATI-TEI to see 
what's new.  MVP award for WHITE RABBIT?  WONDERLAND's proud of him after beating 
RUTHLESS JAYWALKER and getting 13 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  CHOCK's 
match with SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER cost him a loss of 11 points!  This Duelmaster is 
like something else!  PARNIAN stopped KHALHUMS DWARF dead in his tracks!  I hear the 
top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic 
fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of 072905R must be getting lonely.  They were the most 
avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Is there some deep dark 
secret why WONDERLAND's been avoiding 072905R so much?  Or is it just that they're 
too scared?  Can 072905R's 5 GOT PICKED be more popular than me?  He was challenged 
the most, but is that really the same?  Ooh!  Did 5 GOT PICKED really know what he 
was doing when he TV challenged SATURN?  A 5-0-1 speaks volumes.  (Zontoni said that. 
I don't know what it means.) Like, was that some fighting on 5 GOT PICKED's part, or 
what?  And he got 24 points out of it!  (besides getting in my report)  Poor SATURN.  
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  KATI-TEI is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARNIAN 4138                 18  20  1   118       WANDERERS (329)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SATURN 3990                  16  40  0    88       WANDERERS (329)
 5 GOT PICKED 4199             5   0  1    84       072905R (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE RABBIT 3994             6   1  0    59       WONDERLAND (358)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALICE 3993                    3   1  1    32       WONDERLAND (358)
-THE WALRUS 3995               4   1  0    27       WONDERLAND (358)
 WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207          5   4  0    26       WANDERERS (329)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRITILLARY 4215               2   0  0    18       WANDERERS (329)
 CHOCK 4214                    2   3  0     9       WANDERERS (329)
-WHITE KNIGHT 4064             1   0  0     7       WONDERLAND (358)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I consider that a major cause for not getting up in the morning.  But somebody,
probably Parnian, the wretch, will come and turf me out for today's fights, I
suppose. -- Saturn

White Rabbit -- Listen, I'm going to bring a harrier into the arena next time we
meet!  And it will chase you around and around, barking madly.  I'll laugh. --
Wherefour Willy

The Walrus -- I expected you to be bigger. -- Chock
P.S.  And have bigger teeth.

Ah...they Trust the Scribe to lose? -- Fritillary

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

5 GOT PICKED devastated SATURN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PARNIAN vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven Title battle.
WHITE RABBIT vanquished RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WHEREFOUR WILLY overpowered FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FRITILLARY bested FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 2 minute beginner's brawl.
CHOCK was overpowered by SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   3 -  2      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 474 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       5 GOT PICKED 4199           5   0  1   84 072905R (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PARNIAN 4138.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FRITILLARY 4215.  The ten other most popular fighters were PARNIAN 4138, WHITE 
RABBIT 3994, WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207, 5 GOT PICKED 4199, SATURN 3990, CHOCK 4214,  0,  
0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was CHOCK 4214.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SATURN 3990, 5 GOT PICKED 4199, WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207, WHITE RABBIT 
3994, PARNIAN 4138, FRITILLARY 4215,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PARNIAN (41-4138) WANDERERS (329)