Date   : 02/09/2008    Duedate: 02/22/2008


DM-42    TURN-531

This Weeks Top Honors


(42-4437) [10-3-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUCKFOOT                       DUCEM
(42-4437) [10-3-0,115]         (42-4133) [3-6-1,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DELVERS (154)                  DELVERS (154)
(42-4405) [12-20-0,56]         (42-4405) [12-20-0,56]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FLAGG'S FIVE (213)          27
2. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        25      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)       16      Unchartered Team
4. BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)     0

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)  14   9  2 60.9   1/ 1 DELVERS (154)            10  5 0
 2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     549 389 26 58.5   2/ 2 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)        9  6 1
 3/ 4 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       219 212 11 50.8   3/ 3 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      9  6 0
 4/ 5 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)    132 144  7 47.8   4/ 4 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)     7  8 2
 5/ 6 DELVERS (154)            555 710 14 43.9   5/ 6*SOUTH SIDE BULLOCK (369)  3  7 0
 6/ 7*SOUTH SIDE BULLOCK (369)  12  32  1 27.3   6- 7 BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)  0  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 589): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 597): SPAGHETTI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 593): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 596): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 594): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 588): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 580): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 579): BULLWINKLE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 553): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 543): SUI GENERIS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): MASUMII of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 588): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 597): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 593): JHELUM JUVENILES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 596): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 594): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 588): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 580): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 579): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 553): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 543): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 427): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): TITANS III (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 471) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): PITER DEVRIES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
               (turn 471): KORONEDUS of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): DRUNK DENNIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
               (turn 591): JERI LOUGH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 578): OAKLAND FU of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): DJININSKI of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): MASUMII of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, RODEKI?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-1-1 is nice, but 
don't get cocky, FLAGG'S FIVE, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of 
course, we're all terribly impressed to see VIRTUOS VIXEN win a fight and gain 26 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MOIST TOWELETTE beat ASBENTA and ASBENTA lost 14 points. 
You're breakin' my heart.  Going for broke or broken, our Duelmaster BLACK ORC Dark 
Arena Challenged this turn.  The crowds were amazed this turn, as BLACK ORC killed 
the Duelmaster, MASUMII, leaving FLAGG'S FIVE in mourning.  This incredible death has 
allowed, I might add, SUCKFOOT from COLOR ME SUAVE to ascend to the throne of 
Duelmaster, and I hear DARK ARENA is not happy.  I'm not in a very good mood today, 
but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, RODEKI?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  ELEMENTS OF ZEN was the most 
avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led 
the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was COLOR 
ME SUAVE.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, DACIMOUSEL was this turn's 
most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a 
little credit to H'KRUGGAG of SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS for challenging up by 25 to 
DACIMOUSEL.  H'KRUGGAG lost to get 6 points of recognition.  And we have CHEESY 
SQUEEZER in a challenge, going down 13 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought 
CHEESY SQUEEZER showed great skill and promise when she beat STONECRUSHER II.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  And what a stunning loss we have here, boys and 
girls, JADE TIGER of ELEMENTS OF ZEN has added the final loss to hers 13-14-2.  Tee 
hee!  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you 
sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUCKFOOT 4437                10   3  0   115       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092           17  11  1   112       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 BLAZING BLUR 4136            13   8  0   108       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 KILLER KABUKI 3231           19  14  0    94       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOIST TOWELETTE 4430         10   9  1    88       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 WINKY DINK 4407              16  14  0    84       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 HOLLYMOOP 4429               14   6  0    84       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 RIMA ADLER 4187              12   5  1    77       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 MISO SOUP 3167               19  19  0    76       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASBENTA 4434                  8   6  0    66       DELVERS (154)
 MUDSLINGER 4448               4   2  1    63       DELVERS (154)
 MASTER PO 3527               13  10  0    58       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436          7   7  0    57       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONG KONG FOOEY 3524         14  11  1    56       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 CHRISTELLINA 4405            12  20  0    56       DELVERS (154)
-HISTORICAL LANDMARKS 4371     7   4  1    34       BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)
 DACIMOUSEL 4438               5   4  0    34       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONECRUSHER II 4444          4   3  0    29       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCEM 4133                    3   6  1    26       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 DEVERS 4135                   3   6  0    25       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALLOW 4134                   4   5  0    23       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 MASTER SCHEDULER 4449         3   2  0    21       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
-STANDING AND GAWKING 4368     1   0  1    19       BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)
 SELDON 4131                   2   7  0    13       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 H'KRUGGAG 4141                0   6  0     6       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MATCHING SHIRTS 4369    6  5 0 BASH BROS. TOURI 390 HONG KONG FOOEY 3524  529   
JADE TIGER 3509        13 15 2 ELEMENTS OF ZEN 129  VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092    531   
MASUMII 4117           15 11 0 FLAGG'S FIVE 213     BLACK ORC             531  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Is there anyone here who knows how to get to the arena?  I got lost on the way.

Flagg -- That's the last time that I join in on one of your mining schemes.  I spent
two years down in those mines and all that I found was coal.  There's no such thing
as a bubblegum mine! -- Farnham

Moist Towelette -- Where have you BEEN?  We've had any number of messes to clean up,
and you weren't THERE when you were needed. -- Asbenta

Cheesy Squeezer -- Don't do that.  It'll make scars. -- Christellina

Master Scheduler -- You have erred in your calculations.  You should have scheduled
your head to be elsewhere when my weapon moved.  Remember that and avoid the problem
in the future. -- Stonecrusher II

Hong Kong Fooey -- Stand clear!  There's more mud coming. -- Mudslinger

Seldon -- (doffing his plumed hat in a sweeping cavalier's bow, who says Delarquans
don't know how to do it right?)  Madam, I am honored to make your acquaintance.
Permit me to indicate to you that your behavior in that contest was well night
suicidal.  Do not commit suicide on MY watch, please! -- Dacimousel

Suave -- It is a sad fact of arena life that few managers make use of avoids any
more, at any level.  It must be the new riffraff we've been getting in lately.  They
seem to actually BELIEVE the spy reporters who make belittling comments! -- Harby
P.S.  I figure that the failure of the Delvers to avoid is of a piece with our
failure to challenge or even change strategies very often:  apathy, or "It isn't our
job to go out and win, although winning is fine if it happens."  Bah.  I suppose it's
a policy decision "at the highest levels," which means the levels that don't get down
and bloody on the sands.
P.P.S.  Re challenges and being in the same ranks and all, I guess we've just fallen
out of step for a few months.  It'll come back together, no doubt.

Master Scheduler -- Well, of course!  I'm not actually stupid, you know. --

Our congratulations to Masumii. -- Harby and the Delvers

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MASUMII was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
WINKY DINK was vanquished by BLAZING BLUR in a 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.
MOIST TOWELETTE demolished ASBENTA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CHEESY SQUEEZER devastated STONECRUSHER II in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
DUCEM was overpowered by HONG KONG FOOEY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SELDON was overpowered by MASTER SCHEDULER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
H'KRUGGAG was devastated by DACIMOUSEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
SUCKFOOT handily defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
HOLLYMOOP savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 3 minute gruesome duel.
VIRTUOS VIXEN assassinated JADE TIGER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KILLER KABUKI handily defeated MUDSLINGER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MISO SOUP was demolished by RIMA ADLER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CHRISTELLINA was overcome by MASTER PO in a exciting 2 minute veteran's contest.
DEVERS was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
MALLOW overcame PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a crowd boring 3 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  16 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  14 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  20 -  3      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 531 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SUCKFOOT 4437              10   3  0  115 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
BASHING ATTACK   VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092         17  11  1  112 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLAZING BLUR 4136          13   8  0  108 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
WALL OF STEEL    KILLER KABUKI 3231         19  14  0   94 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
SLASHING ATTACK  ASBENTA 4434                8   6  0   66 DELVERS (154)
TOTAL PARRY      MASTER PO 3527             13  10  0   58 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHRISTELLINA 4405.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHRISTELLINA 4405.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOLLYMOOP 4429, 
PO 3527.

The least popular fighter this week was MALLOW 4134.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEVERS 4135, MISO SOUP 3167, MUDSLINGER 4448, JADE TIGER 3509, 
H'KRUGGAG 4141, SELDON 4131, STONECRUSHER II 4444, ASBENTA 4434, DUCEM 4133, and 

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

MASUMII (42-4117) FLAGG'S FIVE (213)