Date   : 08/04/2012    Duedate: 08/17/2012


DM-42    TURN-645

This Weeks Top Honors


(42-4651) [17-2-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           VENETIAN CINQUE (416)
(42-4651) [17-2-0,115]         (42-4662) [5-2-0,75]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ISENGALEN                      SEAFOOD RISOTTO
DELVERS (154)                  VENETIAN CINQUE (416)
(42-4610) [13-21-0,82]         (42-4662) [5-2-0,75]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHREDDERS (412)             40
2. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        36      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)   8      Unchartered Team
4. VENETIAN CINQUE (416)        5
5. DELVERS (154)               -1      VENETIAN CINQUE (416)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*VENETIAN CINQUE (416)      5   2  0 71.4   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     11  4 0
 2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     915 581 39 61.2   2/ 2 DELVERS (154)             7  8 0
 3/ 3 SHREDDERS (412)           77  51  4 60.2   3/ 3 INTELLECTS OF HIPH (414)  4  6 0
 4/ 0 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       252 233 13 52.0   4/ 0 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)        3  2 1
 5/ 4 DELVERS (154)            798 %1024 20 43.8   5/ 5 SHREDDERS (412)           3  2 0
 6/ 5 INTELLECTS OF HIPH (414)  52  70  4 42.6   6/ 4*VENETIAN CINQUE (416)     1  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

                        6 Months Ago -- The Eastern Deserts

     The battlefield was shrouded in darkness, save for the torches carried by a
number of the soldiers and several magical orbs of light, which circled above lazily
at the command of the wizards.  The engagement had been a short one, as three huge,
lumbering Phase Dragons burst from the nearby caverns and ran straight into the fully
prepared army.  The archers took a savage toll on the beasts before the elite
gladiators charged in to finish the fray.  As the soldiers cleared the massive bodies
from the cavern mouth a small group of hooded men gathered a short distance away.
     "There is no question about it.  These are creatures from the Kaikwok Gate."
said Rillion, thoughtfully stroking his short beard. "I just don't understand how
they are accessing our world again despite the gate being completely sealed."
     Alongside the mage, the manager known as The Greek Guy sharpened a gleaming
battle axe.  "The Dark One said something about a rift or tear.  I'm not really up on
Gate Metaphysics, Rill.  All I know is they're here and they shouldn't be."
     "Managerr said they wouldn't be gone long." Added Rascally Rabbit, looking far
more sinister than his manager name implied, "and that we needed to hold this area
until they got back.  So that's what we need to do."
     One of the scouts shouted a brief warning and the soldiers assumed battle
formation once more.  The three arena managers stepped back behind a shield thrown up
by Rillion and prepared for a second engagement.  Within a moment, a snarling wave of
Jaguar warriors erupted from the cavern, pouring out toward the soldiers.
     The Greek Guy took the point and motioned to the troops.  "Move to engage!  Form
up!  Initiate Shield Wall!  Archers, volley fire!"
     A cloud of enchanted arrows hissed into the night, and then descended to shower
death upon the charging Jaguar warriors.  Scores of the beast men went down under the
fire but it was just a small fraction of their overall numbers.  Within a moment the
first ranks of the jaguars leapt upon the prepared troops, tearing and rending with
their razor sharp talons and fangs.  Despite the massive numbers, the shield wall
held, and the gate beasts seemed to be taking the worst of the exchange.  After a
moment, however, the Jaguar Warriors found some holes in the ranks and burst through,
creating havoc amongst the defenders.
     "Second line-- advance!  First line-- fall back!"
     The first defensive line fell back in an organized retreat, while a second wave
of defenders moved up.  Within a moment, they formed up to from a second defensive
line, while those formerly in the front line moved back to regroup.  At the same
time, another wave of arrows showered from the sky and cut down the confused Jaguar
     "We learned a lot from the first Gate incursion." Rillion commented to RR.  "The
Jaguar Warriors can be a terror one on one, but they don't fight well in organized
battles.  Those enchanted arrows help a lot, too.  One shot, one kill."
     Despite the confident words, the Jaguars were inflicting a savage toll on the
soldiers.  It was true, that the majority of the troops were gladiators and former
gladiators who were now protected by immortality magic, but still if they were
consumed by the Gate monsters, there would be no return.  As the battle raged, it
became clear that there were too many Jaguar warriors for the small army to defeat.
Rillion flicked his staff and sent a fireball into the Jaguar's flank.  It erupted
into a flaming explosion of heat and pressure, sending scores of the beast men
flying.  As he did so, the Rabbit gathered a nearby troop and rushed to cut off a
Jaguar offensive.
     The Greek Guy motioned for the trumpeters to sound the retreat.  "Back up the
hill!  Form defensive units.  Skirmishers forward to slow the advance."
     "This is not going well." Rillion commented as he blasted away a row of Jaguars
with a bolt of lightning.
     As he prepared a second bolt, he noticed a large vortex opening nearby.  A
travelling Gate was being opened.  Which meant either more Jaguars, or...?
     A second small army of heavily armored gladiator-soldiers appeared.  At their 
head rode Managerr, on a white stallion, and the Dark One, on his black gelding.
They motioned and their warriors charged into the Jaguar Warriors flank.  The numbers
now more even, the first army charged down the hill.  Within minutes the Jaguar
forces were destroyed.  Only a handful survived to flee back into the cavern.
     "Good timing."  Rascally Rabbit chuckled, his eyebrow arched, "You couldn't have
arrived just a touch sooner?"
     "It took us a while to scout out the ruins of our old training grounds on the
other side of the Kaikwok Gate." Managerr responded, "We stopped by to gather the
second division, as we thought we might need the manpower.  Apparently we were right.
The other side of the old Gate is completely empty.  They are all gone."
     "Gone?  There were millions of beings on that world.  You're telling me that
they're all gone?"
     The Dark One waved his staff and a vision of the Kaikwok Gate world appeared.
It was decimated.  Forests burned and blasted, temples shattered, riverbeds and lakes
dried up and shriveled.  "As he said.  All gone.  We detected residual magic.  Gate
magic.  I am not certain if it was left from an invader that came, exterminated that
world and enslaved what was left of the population or possibly the denizens of that
world developed Gate travel on its own and departed a dying world.  We have no way of
knowing which is the case."
     The Greek Guy received a message from one of the army runners, read it quickly
and motioned to his fellows.  "The engineers are ready."
     He motioned to a figure high up on the cliffside above the cave.  In a moment, a
thunderous explosion shook the ground.  Instantly a shower of boulders, shards of
stone and dirt rained down, burying the cavern opening under half the mountainside.
     Rillion nodded.  "That will do for this Gate access, but I expect there will be

           Three Months Ago -- The Dark Citadel -- Isle of of the Eye

     The Brotherhood of the Blade sat around the titanic obsidian table where they
often planned and plotted together.  This occasion was more serious, however, than
their usual debates over gladiatorial tactics and battle plans.  They were instead
embroiled in a lengthy discourse regarding the ongoing Gate incursions that had been
     "Sheila and her mage council can't figure out how to stop it." Managerr noted.
     "Sheila?"  The Greek Guy chuckled, "First name basis now, are we?"
     Managerr smirked at him.  "They can close the Gate opening when they find it,
but then another one opens somewhere else within a few days.  At some point they are
going to get access in a remote area and we won't find it in time.  If they can move
in a large force, it will be next to impossible to beat them back and close the
access.  It will be a mess."
     "And we still have no idea who is behind this and what's going on." Rillion
     "What we do know is that we don't have enough days in the week to keep running
around closing gates and fighting battles.  We're shorthanded.  Zalgor's missing in
action and Caesar is off-world fighting wars of his own.  Without their forces it's
even worse."  Rascally Rabbit shuffled through his roster.  "I've lost 15% of my
personal troops and I know you all have suffered losses as well."
     Managerr agreed.  "We're definitely short on members.  Mad Max and Tig Toad are
retired.  With Zalgor inactive and Caesar battling Picts or whatnot, we are at five
members.  Just barely enough in normal times and way short in these times."
     "We need to recruit some new members." The Greek Guy stated.  "We have a
tournament coming up and can talk to some managers there.  We need to find those who
are like-minded and who would get along with the rest of us, which is not always
     "Agreed." said the Dark One from beneath his cowl, "We can then announce our new
members.  We need more men and more troops.  I think we all have some candidates in
mind.  First, they must have no other allegiances.  Second, they must have the
martial knowledge we expect from our members.  And, the Greek Guy mentioned, they
have to be able to deal with us."

                        Present Day -- the Isle of the Eye
     One of the arena scribes rushed into the GC headquarters.  "We need 100 runners
to travel to every city in the land.  We're being paid 1,000 gold sovereigns to get
the news out!"
     "What news?"
     "The Brotherhood of the Blade is expanding!!  Here is the announcement!"
              *****                   *****                   *****
     Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  The Brotherhood of the Blade has chosen to add the following
new members to our ranks.  Effective immediately, the following managers have been
offered and have accepted membership to the Brotherhood:

May their successes be great and their victories many under our banner!

     Officially -- Managerr -- Grand High Moose of the Brotrotherhood of the Blade

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

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

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 706): NAEGLING of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 589): POLISH CAVALRY of MISNOMERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 711): PERCIATELLI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 683): VAR-KHAN of SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 707): JUST LOSIN of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 702): INK AND STEEL of INK & STEEL FOREVER (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 711): SAW HORSE of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 695): SKYHAWK of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 696): CRIXUS of BLOOD AND SAND (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 662): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 651): BASKERVILLE PIG of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 301): UDARN VOYL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 644): WHERETHEHECKISTAN of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 595): MANNY LEHMAN of PANSY DIVISION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 283): TONG PAK FU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 276): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 540): KOLBERT MOON of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 252): FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYERS (Assurnasirbanipal)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 588): SMELL CAREFULLY of STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 706): LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 589): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 711): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 683): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 707): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 702): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 711): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 695): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 697): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 696): THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 662): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 651): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 301): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 644): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 595): PANSY DIVISION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 283): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 276): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 540): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 252): BASH BROS CANDY (Asssurnasirbanipal, mgr>)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 588) PUNCHLINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 706): NAEGLING of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 683): VAR-KHAN of SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 711): DEBBY of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 696): RAZE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 300): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 643): SOCKLESS CRITIC of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 539): IMROM LLEWS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  RODEKI needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for SLASH?  
SHREDDERS' proud of him after beating ELIFAS KENT and getting 24 points.  Talk about 
yer big time losers!  GAVEN ADLER got smashed by ISENGALEN, and lost 14 points!  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  WHERETHEHECKISTAN stopped TALIB KWELI dead in his 
tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said RODEKI's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at 
The Welcome Wench?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  SHREDDERS was 
RODEKI's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Is there some deep dark 
secret why COLOR ME SUAVE's been avoiding SHREDDERS so much?  Or is it just that 
they're too scared?  Like, is BUTTERLIPS popular, or what?  She was challenged the 
most in all of RODEKI!  She's got a 16-4-0, is that good?  See if I ever talk to 
ARMORED ECHO again!  SEAFOOD RISOTTO was so low when He challenged he.  Hhmph!  
ARMORED ECHO beat SEAFOOD RISOTTO.  No surprise about that.  Really I'm not surprised 
ARMORED ECHO would do such a scummy thing, either.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All RODEKI ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  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'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Its been 
really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHERETHEHECKISTAN 4651       17   2  0   115       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUTTERLIPS 4650              16   4  0   111       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 UNCLE TED 4624               16   8  0    93       SHREDDERS (412)
 ARMORED ECHO 4597            27  11  0    92       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 KARLIGRENA 4655              11   7  0    91       DELVERS (154)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COMMON SENSE 4616             8   6  2    86       INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)
 ISENGALEN 4610               13  21  0    82       DELVERS (154)
 TALIB KWELI 4631              8  16  0    82       INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)
-KOOL MOE DEE 4632             8   4  2    81       INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)
 SEAFOOD RISOTTO 4662          5   2  0    75       VENETIAN CINQUE (416)
 RIMA ADLER 4187              16  12  1    73       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C-PAPPY 4646                 13   9  0    66       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 GAVEN ADLER 4456              7   4  0    60       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PASDANOUS 4613               13  17  0    56       INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)
 TRUGOY THE DOVE 4614         12  18  0    56       INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)
 SLASH 4692                    2   1  0    49       SHREDDERS (412)
 IGRINA SOCKINETTE 4682        7   1  0    44       DELVERS (154)
 ELIFAS KENT 4653             10   8  0    38       DELVERS (154)
 HIPPO HUNTRESS 4467           6   3  0    38       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IZZY 4677                     3   3  0    33       SHREDDERS (412)
 JURGENHALEN 4654              7  11  0    32       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DETRA VAUGHN 4470             5   1  2    28       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE EDGE 4689                 1   0  0    15       SHREDDERS (412)
 ETERNITY 4472                 4   1  0    13       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MAB 4688                1  3 1 SHREDDERS 412        DETRA VAUGHN 4470     645   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Armored Echo -- Or... echo of armor being struck?  The newsletter says the crowd was
pleased by that fight.  I was, too. -- Karligrena

Pasdanous -- Ah!  Am I GOOD, or what? -- Isengalen

Isengalen -- Or what, most likely. -- Karligrena

Seafood Risotto -- Urg, I think I must be allergic to seafood! -- Elifas Kent

Trugoy the Dove -- Damn, the Dove turns!  I did NOT want that loss, you know. --
Igrina Sockinette

My teammates are embarrassed for me, but heck, this kind of stuff happens sometimes.
-- Jurgenhalen

Jurgenhalen -- No, we're embarrassed BY you. -- Karligrena

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IF-THEN-BUT-NO was butchered by ARENAMASTER FARIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BUTTERLIPS devastated KARLIGRENA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ARMORED ECHO overcame SEAFOOD RISOTTO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
WHERETHEHECKISTAN bested TALIB KWELI in a 1 minute Title contest.
UNCLE TED defeated C-PAPPY in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
GAVEN ADLER was devastated by ISENGALEN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
RIMA ADLER overpowered PASDANOUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ELIFAS KENT was handily defeated by SLASH in a 1 minute uneven fight.
IGRINA SOCKINETTE won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute duel.
TRUGOY THE DOVE won victory over IZZY in a 3 minute uneven fight.
JURGENHALEN was viciously subdued by HIPPO HUNTRESS in a 1 minute gory fight.
DETRA VAUGHN killed MAB in a popular 1 minute melee.
ETERNITY was outlasted by THE EDGE in a tiresome 21 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  1     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   7 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        23 -  14 -  2      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  17 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 645 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WHERETHEHECKISTAN 4651     17   2  0  115 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
SLASHING ATTACK  BUTTERLIPS 4650            16   4  0  111 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
LUNGING ATTACK   UNCLE TED 4624             16   8  0   93 SHREDDERS (412)
TOTAL PARRY      ARMORED ECHO 4597          27  11  0   92 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
WALL OF STEEL    C-PAPPY 4646               13   9  0   66 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ISENGALEN 4610.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SEAFOOD RISOTTO 4662.  The ten other most popular fighters were UNCLE TED 4624, 

The least popular fighter this week was ETERNITY 4472.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE EDGE 4689, JURGENHALEN 4654, ELIFAS KENT 4653, C-PAPPY 4646, 
4631, and MAB 4688.