Date   : 01/16/2006    Duedate: 01/28/2006


DM-46    TURN-466

This Weeks Top Honors


(46-3887) [9-1-2,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

(46-3887) [9-1-2,108]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

(46-3850) [13-12-1,52]         (46-3887) [9-1-2,108]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)     28
3. RUBY DRAGONS (336)           1      Unchartered Team

                                       ZODIAC (86)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  198 122 11 61.9   1/ 1 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  11  4 0
 2/ 2 RUBY DRAGONS (336)       101  95  2 51.5   2/ 2 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)   6  3 0
 3/ 3 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  364 533 11 40.6   3/ 3 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        1  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

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Nightfall #12 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

On the south coast of the Ardivent Peninsula:

     "We're done!" Ternas d'Aleen, the Noble Assassin, whispered, backing slowly away
from the confrontation between the figure of amber light and Eclipse with his black
shadow.  He pushed his companion Harbad Kore, the Ambitious Guard, behind him.
"They're opposites" he hissed, "light and dark.  It could be...disastrous.
     "Oh, it could NOT," the Guard snapped.  "We know Eclipse is one of the Good
Guys, right?  And I looked up this Lady Protector Stepharoo after you identified her,
and she's one of the Good Guys, too.  Heck, she's a Fandil!  You know, 'health,
humility, honor'.  So--"
     "The elemental forces--!"
     "Oh...bull!  It's just two gladiators, why shouldn't they get along?" Kore
asked.  "Besides," he added cynically, "look at the way she's, uh, put together.  Of
course he'll be friendly!  And if she's been sealed up in amber for a couple of
years, she'll be friendly, too.  Nothing to worry about."
     D'Aleen muttered something about the Guard's "cynical delusions" but stopped
trying to back through the wall.  They both watched as Eclipse came farther into the
hall, moving sideways in an effort to shift the way his shadow fell across the
golden-shining woman.
     Another shadow fell across the manor, as dark as Eclipse but more vast.  The
Guard guessed without looking that the Black Tower had returned.  In its darkness,
Eclipse shone with a silvery light that seemed to be a reflection from the golden
shield of Stepharoo.  Both of them turned to peer along the hallway toward the
     "It will take us both to combat this darkness," Eclipse said.

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 265): INOCHI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 532): BIG LOU of MANIC MARVELS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 532): LITTLE DEVIL of PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 525): BROOKS AND DUNN of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 521): KING BROWN SNAKE of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 521): MENTAL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 519): BOUNCER of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 514): TRIPLE-X of LOVE LETTERS (Cunning Linguist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 483): DRIZZT of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 475): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 465): SOLARIS of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 213): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 381): SPEEDY of THE MISGUIDED (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 369): HITCH HIKER of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 167): KAT of NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 265): SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 532): MANIC MARVELS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 532): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 525): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 521): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 521): ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 519): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 514): THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 483): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 475): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 465): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 213): BLOOD AND GUTS! (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 381): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 369): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 167): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 417): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 532): REQUIEM of BALLAD OF THE BLADE (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 513): MAD MAX of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 474): PARNIAN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 464): FLINT HILLS of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 212): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 166): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ARDIVENT games.  JACINTHE caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER and was 
awarded 14 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, VECORDIUS 
put down LORI COLLIN, causing her to lose 4 points of recognition in the process.  
This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail GOLDEN FURY, Duelmaster 
of ARDIVENT!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained 
their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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                  
 GOLDEN FURY 3887              9   1  2   108       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLARIS 3759                 22  35  0   101       RUBY DRAGONS (336)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VECORDIUS 3870               13   4  0    86       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 BREAK POINT 2741             17  12  0    82       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HERMY COLLIN 3878             8   4  1    61       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 LORI COLLIN 3888              6   2  0    57       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BECKER COLLIN 3850           13  12  1    52       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEBRA CONKLIN 3890            3   0  0    22       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 JACINTHE 3892                 1   0  0    14       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lori Collin -- My dear brave soul, it was a pleasure to finally meet you, sorry about
our engagement on the field of sorrow.  Your shiny little scimitar was a spectacle to
behold by all.  My plate armor seemed to hold fast and long enough to out wait your
endurance.  Til next time. -- Break Point

I can't believe that Chardinee character, beating me to a pulp with his fancy riposte
techniques.  If I could have a rematch, I would.  Arghhhh! -- Vecordius

Solaris -- You couldn't win the fight to take the title, can you write the column now
that you've got it? -- Flint Hills
P.S.  Yeah, okay, not entirely your fault.  Managerial inattention will bring down
the best.  But you're an orc, so you're not the best, right?

Break Point -- Have I said?  I really don't care for your style, but I like YOU.  I
know it isn't your fault your manager stuck you with that style.  Hang in there and
cock a snook at him! -- Lori Collin

Harbad Kore, Ambitious Guard -- What are you doing HERE?  You were supposed to be
adventuring on the other side of the peninsula.  People are COUNTING on you!  Get
back there!

Oh, dear.  Another orc.  They WILL come to visit when there isn't a LICK of food in
the house except for oatmeal!  And my mother always told me, do NOT serve oatmeal to
visitors.  But she ALSO said, don't let them go away hungry.  This makes things
difficult. -- Hermy Collin

What is this with the Beggar dude?  He was, like, totally rude!  If that's polite,
I'm a, uh, something I'm not! -- Debra Conklin, not subsidizing beggars

Ed. -- Except when they've been cooked into shoe leather, except that they wouldn't
last on gravel then. -- Hermy Collin

     Who wants a chicken to last on gravel? -- Ed.

Vecordius -- Well, that was...very relaxed of you.  Really, you should be trying
harder out there.  What if it had been the Dangerous Criminal, who fully deserves his
title, instead of me? -- M. Kingfisher Chardinee
P.S.  Not that I mind winning.

Golden Fury -- Don't tell me you're another of those INGRATES who don't UNDERSTAND
that being an Assassin really IS noble, and it isn't easy, either.  I and my brothers
in the Guild have done valuable work for the kingdom, you know. -- Ternas d'Aleen,
Noble Assassin (retired)

Becker Collin -- I hope you APPRECIATE this.  I had things to do, places to be, and
still I got hauled back here to teach you a damned single parry skill!  What a waste
of my time! -- Harbad Kore, Ambitious Guard
P.S.  And what's wrong with being ambitious, anyway?  Should I be content to spend
the REST OF MY LIFE as a mere guard?

Hermy Collin -- Why is nobody ever happy to see me at the door?  It isn't like I was
a WOLF or something. -- Tamos Krik, Visiting Orc

Debra Conklin -- You're so stingy! -- Limpy Clean, not feeling polite today

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text

option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SOLARIS was devastated by GOLDEN FURY in a 2 minute mismatched Title fight.
BREAK POINT won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a 6 minute battle.
VECORDIUS handily defeated LORI COLLIN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BECKER COLLIN lost to THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 4 minute brawl.
HERMY COLLIN devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
DEBRA CONKLIN subdued TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 5 minute amateur's competition.
JACINTHE vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -   5 -  2      82  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 466 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-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDEN FURY 3887            9   1  2  108 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
TOTAL PARRY      BREAK POINT 2741           17  12  0   82 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
AIMED BLOW       HERMY COLLIN 3878           8   4  1   61 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
SLASHING ATTACK  LORI COLLIN 3888            6   2  0   57 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
PARRY-LUNGE      BECKER COLLIN 3850         13  12  1   52 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BECKER COLLIN 3850.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GOLDEN FURY 3887.  The ten other most popular fighters were HERMY COLLIN 
2741, LORI COLLIN 3888, BECKER COLLIN 3850,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BECKER COLLIN 3850.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LORI COLLIN 3888, BREAK POINT 2741, SOLARIS 3759, DEBRA CONKLIN 
3890, VECORDIUS 3870, JACINTHE 3892, HERMY COLLIN 3878, GOLDEN FURY 3887,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SOLARIS (46-3759) RUBY DRAGONS (336)