Date   : 08/16/2014    Duedate: 08/29/2014


DM-42    TURN-698

This Weeks Top Honors


(42-4773) [18-14-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROCKSNAIL                      BLUE SMOKE
DELVERS (154)                  THE SOVEREIGN (430)
(42-4773) [18-14-0,121]        (42-4832) [6-3-2,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STUD                           STUD
DEALER'S CHOICE (259)          DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
(42-4775) [27-4-0,99]          (42-4775) [27-4-0,99]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE SOVEREIGN (430)         43
2. DELVERS (154)               17      DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
3. DEALER'S CHOICE (259)        9      Unchartered Team
4. STORMBLADES (433)            5
5. WHERE I'VE EATEN (427)       0      THE SOVEREIGN (430)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEALER'S CHOICE (259)    183  90 10 67.0   1/ 1 DEALER'S CHOICE (259)    12  3 0
 2- 2 WHERE I'VE EATEN (427)    13   7  1 65.0   2/ 3*THE SOVEREIGN (430)       9  6 0
 3/ 3*THE SOVEREIGN (430)       24  21  4 53.3   3/ 2 DELVERS (154)             6  9 0
 4/ 4 DELVERS (154)            900 %1185 22 43.2   4/ 4*STORMBLADES (433)         4 11 0
 5/ 5*STORMBLADES (433)          4  11  0 26.7   5- 5 WHERE I'VE EATEN (427)    1  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

     It is said that when Fate has smiled upon you, even Death himself begins to take
a liking to you.  Such is the power of her favor that every trip seems pregnant with
possibility and all things go your way.
     "Damn the fates."
     These are the thoughts of Anvengen Kale upon her massive voyage through both
land and sea.  From her own arena of Noblish Island, the land of endless rain, to the
massive mountain ranges of Rodeki, she travels to give both guidance and medical
treatment to her fresh gladiatorial stable.  Even after leaving the isle, it
continued to rain.  For days.  Her coach ride South was leaky, squeaky, and all
around terrible.  She came upon Rodeki on the fourth day of her journey.  The rain
had finally let up almost twenty minutes ago, much to Anvengen's delight, so she
changed into dry clothes in the coach to prepare for her arrival.
     When she was at last upon the miners' town she paid her driver and stepped out
only to be almost floored by the sights awaiting her.  The early morning sun had just
peeked its head out from behind the Daggerspine Mountains, its rays being diffused
through the heavy mist cloaking the mountains to provide an effect that looked as the
Peaks were made of luminescent liquid fire. 
     "I don't remember that from last time..." Anvengen mused.  Shaking the sight out
of her vision she made her way to the arena where, of course, the duels were already
underway.  Showing her manager's identification to the attendant allowed her entrance
into the gladiator holding area.  There were several wounded gladiators already
present with their managers watching from the confines of "The Pit."  She closed her
eyes and took a deep breath.  "This is my home," she thought.  The smell of blood,
sweat, and death hangs heavily in the air.  Her eyes snap open as an arm slipped
around her shoulder.
     "Hey there, sweet thing," Vale Kandor, leader of Stormblades, said with an
adorable smile.
     Anvengen wasn't having it.  "I notice a small wound on your leg.  I assume you
won, then?"  she asked.
     "Nah.  Wouldn't want to mess up this pretty face would I?" he quipped with the
same smile.
     A loud gasp from the audience drew her attention.  When she looked out upon the
sand, Rolayt stood above a warrior she didn't recognize, with his weapon straight out
in a lunging pose.
     "Get off me.  You're pathetic."  Anvengen fumed, throwing his arm off her with
enough force to throw him off balance.
     She turned to walk away and stopped so completely, it was as if she had never
been walking in the first place, the stillness making her look almost like an un-
animated golem.  She spoke clearly and decisively, "Anyone without a win goes to the
Dark Arena.  I'm sick of your arrogance and self-entitlement.  Win there and then you
can speak to me as you like."  She walked out of the pit without another word, sights
set upon her coach.

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

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 759): HRUNTLING of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 642): PIKESTAVE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 764): SFC11 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 736): COTTONBALL of THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 760): HIGHWAY GAMBLER of IT'S ALL OVER NOW (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 755): PRETZEL of LIKE IT! (Mr. Gusto, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 764): FROGLE ROCK of BATTLE FROGS 12-13 (Grimm, mgr)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 748): NOVA CAT of EMPIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 748): SUSHI HANGOVER of FISHY FISHY FISH (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 749): PACE VENTURA of PACE INVADERS (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 715): ALOYSIUS THE BEAR of MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 704): ASH of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 697): STUD of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 648): FROG BELLY LINT of BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 309): INNUK SHUK of WORLD BLADES 15 (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 302): HEATH BAR of SHEWISH MUNCHIES (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 593): LUDWIG MILT of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 279): LEPER MESSIAH of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
                                                   (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 759): UPSTARTS (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 642): THE RUNAROUND (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 764): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 736): THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 760): BIG SHOTS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 755): BIG SHOTS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 764): SHEWISH PICNIC (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 748): JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 750): STONE COLD (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 749): PACE INVADER (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 715): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 704): SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 697): DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 648): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 309): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 302): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 593): STRIKER FORCE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 279): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 641): TOON INN et al (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 758): FRAN TIC of UPSTARTS (?, mgr.)
                            FRANK N. STEIN of UPSTARTS (?, mgr.)
                            SANDBOX FURY of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
                            ABYSSINIAN of CAT'S MEOW (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 749): GENERAL KILLS of THE CEREAL KILLERS (?, mgr.)
               (turn 748): JOE MAMA of D.R.I. (Var, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 703): DEFIANCE of BASH BROS CHILDREN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 648): HARGERD of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 301): I MOTHER EARTH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 593): LUDWIG MILT of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
                               KIM NEUW of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
                               FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of RODEKI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  IKE NIGHTSHIELD caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested BEER and was awarded 16 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, IKE NIGHTSHIELD put down BEER, 
causing him to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  Unwilling to wait upon 
the will of others, Duelmaster STUD challenged ROCKSNAIL last week in a match to 
decide the fate of the throne.  The city has turned out in honor of ROCKSNAIL, for 
with its arena victory it may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  
Would you believe that over half of the old women in RODEKI seem to feel that they 
could fight better than you gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In RODEKI "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  RODEKI, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is DEALER'S CHOICE, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of THE SOVEREIGN last week.  Busy avoiding DEALER'S CHOICE?  Loose talk at 
the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after SILVER LADY.  Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     The girls are as pretty in RODEKI as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKSNAIL 4773               18  14  0   121       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUD 4775                    27   4  0    99       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
-DEEP BLU 4786                 9   3  0    98       WHERE I'VE EATEN (427)
 21 4823                       7   2  0    92       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE SMOKE 4832               6   3  2    66       THE SOVEREIGN (430)
 JOSEPH GEORGE 4765           14  21  1    65       DELVERS (154)
 ANVIL 4774                   14  18  1    61       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAN 4849                      5   0  0    48       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
 LONG-N-SLIM 4833              6   3  0    42       THE SOVEREIGN (430)
 SILVER LADY 4826              8   5  0    36       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JADE 4835                     5   4  1    30       THE SOVEREIGN (430)
 IKE NIGHTSHIELD 4852          2   2  0    30       THE SOVEREIGN (430)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUSTY SPOON 4787              2   0  0    23       WHERE I'VE EATEN (427)
 ROLAYT MIT 4857               2   1  0    21       STORMBLADES (433)
 BEER 4851                     3   1  1    17       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
 52 PICK UP 4868               1   1  0    16       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
-FOGO 4788                     1   1  1    12       WHERE I'VE EATEN (427)
 DOWNER 4850                   3   1  0    11       DELVERS (154)
 NISSA BREEZE 4855             1   2  0     5       STORMBLADES (433)
 LORD MARCUS SKY 4876          0   1  0     1       THE SOVEREIGN (430)
-DENNY'S 4792                  0   1  0     1       WHERE I'VE EATEN (427)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLADESKITH 4869         1  1 0 STORMBLADES 433      STONE GOLEM           698  NONE
NICOLAS TAYLOR 4870     0  2 0 STORMBLADES 433      SHEWISH GIANT         698  NONE
VALE KANDOR 4853        0  3 0 STORMBLADES 433      WURM KIN              698  NONE
ZAK PAIN 4834           3  2 0 THE SOVEREIGN 430    JOSEPH GEORGE 4765    694  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Joseph George -- Looks like my manager knows what he's talking about. -- Long-N-Slim

Joseph G. -- Oops... my bad *smiles innocently* -- Jade

Silver Lady -- You are a good warrior, always close, I am, yet so far... *frowns* --

Good job Ike, tis about time. -- Scorpio

Welcome, Avengen Kale, I take it you're the same Avengen Kale in Noblish? -- Scorpio
P.S.  If so, welcome to the Big Leagues. *grins wickedly*

Scorpio -- You consider a kill desire of five, four, or even three to be "so high"?
In 2080 fights, I have killed 22 warriors and standbys; I've had 39 die as of October
of last year (not counting "dead on first fight" which don't show up on the Dead
Tourney miniovers).  If a kill desire of five, my normal one, is "so high," I should
have had more kills, should I not?  That's barely over one percent.  I console myself
with the thought that if you continue to over-react to an accidental death, one of
the managers who IS bloodthirsty WILL demonstrate true bloodthirst. -- Harby

As regards "radical races," what difference does it make?  If you don't role-play the
race, that's one meaningless word at the top of the fight.  If you do role-play the
race, it doesn't MATTER if that word is there.  I think we should take the "race"
issue OUT of the game.  Let managers demonstrate race by role-play. -- Harby

One-four.  Another day, another slow, non-bloodthirsty turn. -- Harby

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLADESKITH was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
VALE KANDOR was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
NICOLAS TAYLOR was easily killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
JADE was overpowered by JOSEPH GEORGE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
STUD slimly lost to ROCKSNAIL in a exciting 6 minute veteran's Challenge Title fight.
BLUE SMOKE devastated ANVIL in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge duel.
PAN beat SILVER LADY in a 2 minute amateur vs. veteran upset Challenge brawl.
IKE NIGHTSHIELD overcame BEER in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge melee.
21 vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
LONG-N-SLIM won victory over THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute fight.
DOWNER defeated LORD MARCUS SKY in a 4 minute gory beginner's match.
NISSA BREEZE was overpowered by 52 PICK UP in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ROLAYT MIT devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  13 -  3      72  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  15 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  1      38  |

Turn 698 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-STRIKE       1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ROCKSNAIL 4773             18  14  0  121 DELVERS (154)
LUNGING ATTACK   STUD 4775                  27   4  0   99 DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
WALL OF STEEL    21 4823                     7   2  0   92 DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
PARRY-STRIKE     LONG-N-SLIM 4833            6   3  0   42 THE SOVEREIGN (430)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SILVER LADY 4826            8   5  0   36 DELVERS (154)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STUD 4775.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
STUD 4775.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROCKSNAIL 4773, LORD MARCUS SKY 
4876, BLUE SMOKE 4832, PAN 4849, 21 4823, DOWNER 4850, JOSEPH GEORGE 4765, IKE 
NIGHTSHIELD 4852, LONG-N-SLIM 4833, and 52 PICK UP 4868.

The least popular fighter this week was NISSA BREEZE 4855.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SILVER LADY 4826, ANVIL 4774, JADE 4835, NICOLAS TAYLOR 4870, 
VALE KANDOR 4853, BLADESKITH 4869, BEER 4851, ROLAYT MIT 4857, 52 PICK UP 4868, and 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STUD (42-4775) DEALER'S CHOICE (259)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2015.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI.

Please make your reservations now if you plan to go.  This is prime season for 
Phoenix, and this year will be crazy:  the Superbowl, Phoenix Open, auto auction, PF 
Chang's Marathon, and more are all during that time.  The hotel will be filling up 
quickly and I won't be able to add rooms to the block after they are full.  So please 
book your room now -- if you can't make it you can cancel your reservation, but we 
hope you do!

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!