Date   : 08/18/2005    Duedate: 08/31/2005


DM-43    TURN-458

This Weeks Top Honors


(43-3865) [14-23-1,79]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DART                           THURNOCK
WOLF RIDERS (391)              RAIDERS OF GOR (341)
(43-3865) [14-23-1,79]         (43-3433) [5-1-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DART                           STILJANZ
WOLF RIDERS (391)              THE FAMILY (116)
(43-3865) [14-23-1,79]         (43-4409) [8-6-0,30]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WOLF RIDERS (391)           23
2. THE FAMILY (116)             8      WOLF RIDERS (391)
3. INTO THE WILD (445)          5      Unchartered Team
4. RAIDERS OF GOR (341)         5
5. BADLANDS (227)               0      RAIDERS OF GOR (341)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*RAIDERS OF GOR (341)      15   8  0 65.2   1/ 1 WOLF RIDERS (391)         8  2 0
 2- 1 BADLANDS (227)            51  40  0 56.0   2/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)          6  7 0
 3/ 0*INTO THE WILD (445)        1   1  0 50.0   3/ 0*INTO THE WILD (445)       1  0 0
 4/ 2 WOLF RIDERS (391)         84  89  8 48.6   4/ 0*RAIDERS OF GOR (341)      1  3 0
 5/ 3 THE FAMILY (116)         434 490 10 47.0   5- 3 BADLANDS (227)            0  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

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Storm Season #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     It was, of course, a dark and stormy night.  These things always started on such
     Arenamaster Jailon stood on the guard-walk of the tower and stared out at the
waters of the Trier.  The beam of the Harbor Light behind him, even concentrated by
its great reflector, didn't reach far, but the lightning that walked across the lake
provided all the illumination he needed.  "Tell me what I'm seeing," he said.  He
knew what he was seeing, but he wanted to hear the young Thane's opinion.
     Tolimanj grimaced.  "According to the magicians I've asked, we're seeing
'spirits of the vasty deep'.  In simpler terms, monsters.  The consensus is that
they're being conjured, or freed, or attracted, or in SOME way instigated by the
Black Kaliv of Kurukar.  This, I don't know--they don't come with 'Summoned in
Kurukar' labels.  But I do know that they're destroying our shipping, and we depend
on that shipping for a lot of our income."
     "Kati-Tei's shipping?"
     "No, all the ports along the coast are suffering, some of them more than we are.
Amen-Tei is in serious difficulties.  Krill's port is shut down completely.  Fishing
boats aren't going out from the smaller towns and villages.  Rumor has it that
Veastian is suffering, too, and the Free Ports up that way."
     Jailon, a decent man but a Fratsfan from his toenails to his blond mane, curled
a lip.  "We are not responsible for the well-being of a Karnhorn port.  Let the
monsters devastate them.  See if I care!"
     Tolimanj glanced aside.  After a moment, he said, "Monsters seldom acknowledge
borders, and Alastari is too small to ignore what goes on among our neighbors."
     Jailon snorted but bowed his head in acknowledgement.  "Point taken.  But why
have you brought me here?  I am no sailor to deal with 'monsters of the vasty deep'."
     "In the past, it has been the custom to recruit gladiators--"
     "Have you counted the gladiators in our arena lately?"
     "Yes.  There are, of course, Lord Protectors on the Isle, but few seem to LEAVE
the Isle anymore, even to deal with monsters in their former homes."  The young
Thane's face tightened, so that he looked older than his twenty-five years.  "My
father argued against admitting the gladiatorial system to Convincia--it was the
final reason why the old Thane had him killed.  All the public-spirited and athletic
young adults rushed to the arena to offer themselves for Greywand's defensive army,
and they either died or were processed to the Isle.  Those who remain...are old, or
disinclined to serve the greater good."  He gestured dismissal.  "No, I am not going
to seek gladiators to fight these monsters.  Though if some offer, they will be
accepted."  He turned to face Jailon squarely.  "I want the Standbys and Dark Arena
warriors to turn out in the defense of Kati-Tei."


     "We are prepared," Dame Mingia said, "to make...handsome concessions to any
Standby or Dark Arena warrior who will volunteer for this mission--"
     "What, free burial in the lake?" Maurice Karn, the Ambitious Guard asked.
     Krego Dehann, the Veteran Mercenary, waved him to silence.  "I can see why you
want us," he said.  "We're here all the time, not dashing off to tournaments or what
have you.  But we're not sailors.  We're not magicians--well, most of us aren't."  He
squinted at the hooded Cult Member, who remained silent.  "What are we supposed to
     The assistant to the High Thane raised an eyebrow.  "Why, nothing but what you
do so well:  fight.  Two or three of you will be posted on ships leaving our harbor--
as many ships as we can cover in that fashion.  And when the monsters attack, you
will fight them, and lead the crews and passengers of the vessels in fighting."

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for THURNOCK, who flew up 12 points in the 
rankings after mashing STILJANZ like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  TIRANIAN was overcame by DART and 
drops 7 points.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was 
VEASTIAN's CONVICTED ASSASSIN, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by CUTTER. 
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the VEASTIAN arena.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  GLADIUS says to his dog--'Who should I fight this week?'.  
Dog says 'BANDIT PRINCE'.  So the guy dies.  Moral?  Put lying dogs to sleep.  Here's 
some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail 
to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the VEASTIAN giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DART 3865                    14  23  1    79       WOLF RIDERS (391)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HANDOW 3960                  10   4  0    78       BADLANDS (227)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHADOW TOMB 4071              7   6  0    61       BADLANDS (227)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRANIAN 4391                11  10  0    50       THE FAMILY (116)
 TIRRAJ 4429                   6   1  0    47       THE FAMILY (116)
 GRINIAN 4407                  9   6  0    42       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THURNOCK 3433                 5   1  0    33       RAIDERS OF GOR (341)
 STILJANZ 4409                 8   6  0    30       THE FAMILY (116)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SULLIUS MAXIMUS 3434          4   2  0    17       RAIDERS OF GOR (341)
-TREESTUMP 4357                2   5  0    16       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 ONE-EYE 4447                  1   0  0    11       WOLF RIDERS (391)
-TORE 3948                     1   3  0    10       BADLANDS (227)
 GHAN-BURI-GHAN 4436           1   1  0     8       INTO THE WILD (445)
 ARN 3430                      0   2  0     2       RAIDERS OF GOR (341)
 KONJOR 4448                   0   1  0     1       THE FAMILY (116)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GLADIUS 3432           3  1 0 RAIDERS OF GOR 341    BANDIT PRINCE 25      458 NONE    
LAME 4446              0  1 0 WOLF RIDERS 391       MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     458 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dart -- Fast and tricky little fellow, aren't you? -- Tiranian

A captured orc.  Wow.  I'm just totally thrilled. -- Tirraj

Someone's been feeding the Ambitious Guard meat again.  Stop that! -- Stiljanz

Treestump -- I think your best bet would be to get on your wolf and ride away.  This
is not the life for anyone with an option. -- Grinian

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GLADIUS was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LAME was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CUTTER subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided melee.
DART devastated TIRANIAN in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
TIRRAJ defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute match.
GRINIAN devastated SULLIUS MAXIMUS in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
STILJANZ was defeated by THURNOCK in a 4 minute struggle.
ARN was beaten by GHAN-BURI-GHAN in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.
ONE-EYE overpowered KONJOR in a 2 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 458 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TIRANIAN 4391              11  10  0   50 THE FAMILY (116)
AIMED BLOW       TIRRAJ 4429                 6   1  0   47 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GRINIAN 4407                9   6  0   42 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DART 3865.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
STILJANZ 4409.  The ten other most popular fighters were GHAN-BURI-GHAN 4436, DART 
3865, TIRRAJ 4429, ONE-EYE 4447, KONJOR 4448, GRINIAN 4407, ARN 3430, GLADIUS 3432, 
LAME 4446, and TIRANIAN 4391.

The least popular fighter this week was THURNOCK 3433.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SULLIUS MAXIMUS 3434, TIRANIAN 4391, LAME 4446, GLADIUS 3432, ARN 3430, 
GRINIAN 4407, KONJOR 4448, ONE-EYE 4447, TIRRAJ 4429, and DART 3865.

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

CUTTER (43-3864) WOLF RIDERS (391)