Date   : 04/21/2008    Duedate: 05/03/2008


DM-46    TURN-525

This Weeks Top Honors


(46-3847) [13-7-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CUTTER                         POSITION IS EMPTY
DEATHTONGUE (89)               
(46-3847) [13-7-0,112]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BERNICE                        MEMNOCK
FANDILS (75)                   INFERNAL LORDS (8)
(46-3996) [13-11-0,55]         (46-3982) [14-14-1,66]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FANDILS (75)                23
3. DEATHTONGUE (89)            22      Unchartered Team
4. THE BEARS II (355)          13
5. THE ZEN ZONE (362)           8      CAMERAS:ACTION! (187)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1122 797 55 58.5   1/ 2 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  10  5 0
 2/ 2 FANDILS (75)             910 672 31 57.5   2/ 3 INFERNAL LORDS (8)        8  1 0
 3/ 3 INFERNAL LORDS (8)       236 200 14 54.1   3/ 5 DEATHTONGUE (89)          6  4 0
 4/ 4 THE BEARS II (355)        37  40  4 48.1   4/ 1 THE BEARS II (355)        6  5 0
 5/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  465 722 14 39.2   5/ 6 FANDILS (75)              3  5 0
 6/ 6 THE ZEN ZONE (362)        28  58  2 32.6   6/ 4 THE ZEN ZONE (362)        3 10 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[ The Andorian Succession #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     They walked down the street as though nothing bad was expected.  It was hard to
do, not to peer too closely into alleys and doorways, not to draw his sword and hold
it at the ready.  Not the hardest thing Sedalia had ever done, there had been--
Well, this wasn't the time to delve into the past.  But not easy.  It seemed to him
that the White Tower had eyes that were boring into the back of his head, also.  He
wanted to turn and look, but did not.  Again, not an easy thing.  He huffed a laugh
at his thoughts.  When had things worth doing ever been easy?
     Gissanniah jabbed an elbow at him and hissed.
     Sedalia nodded slightly and moved his hand, casually, as though he wasn't
thinking about it, to rest on the hilt of his sword.  Without turning his head, he
cataloged all the obstacles he could see.  Trash cans and indistinct debris--the mist
had thickened and might be hiding anything--an old couch with someone sleeping on it,
something that might have been ancestral to a junkyard dog, lurking in an alley and
breathing... flame?  And, abruptly, half a dozen armed men.
     "Dacoits," Gissanniah said.  She sounded disgusted.  "Either of us could handle
them alone, but why waste the time?  You take the ones on the right, I'll get the
ones on the left."
     "Works for me," the senator murmured.  A sudden thrust, a sidestep and kick to
the knee, slash and recover.  "Nothing but daggers and clubs!  Pointless--"
     "Then they must be meant to distract us from something worse," his companion
countered, dealing with her own dacoits as easily.
     "A thrilling prospect I would be willing to forego."  Sedalia wiped his sword
blade clean on the shirt of one of his opponents and squinted into the fog.  "What
will it be, I wonder?  Lord Protectors driven by their oath?"
     Gissanniah shrugged, inspected her own sword to make sure it was clean, and
sheathed it.  "It could be monsters," she said.  "This whole place is rotten with
magic, so I assume getting some monsters here would be easy."
     Reminded of the maybe-dog he'd seen earlier, Sedalia looked around.  No sign of
it now.  Or of what he had thought was a body on the discarded couch.  "Wasn't there
someone on that--?"
     "Maybe, I don't remember, but if there was, well, I'm not surprised he left.
Let's go down this side street.  It doesn't look so obvious."
     "Certainly it would be the course of decision and good sense to leave," Sedalia
said, "but I thought him dead.  He looked dead."
     "Appearances can be deceiving, especially in a fog like this.  Directions, too."
Gissanniah hesitated, turning in place in search of landmarks at what had become an
intersection of two streets.
     Sedalia motioned her to silence and pointed down one leg of the fork.  Leaning
close, he murmured directly into her ear, "I think the ferry is that way, but be as
quiet as you can.  I want to discover whether we're being followed."
     They walked quickly for what felt like half an hour, no sound but their
footsteps disturbing the fog.  No footsteps behind them.  Sounds that might be the
wind, except that there was no wind.  A distant, anonymous murmur of city life.  A
bell tolling the hour.  Somewhere ahead of them, the mournful foghorn whistle of the
     "Dagnabit.  We're going to miss today's boat," Sedalia said.  He was still
speaking softly, but the absence of footsteps behind them was reassuring.
     "Would they even let us on it?" Gissanniah asked.  "I seem to recall some kind
of security measures--guards checking people on and off."
     "Blast it, you're right.  I'd forgotten."  Sedalia hesistated.  It hadn't been
age that made him forget.  No, it couldn't have been.  "I've had a lot on my mind,"
he said.  "I suppose we might be able to bluff--  No, of course not.  If they're
looking for us, they'll have magic to help.  But there are other boats on the Isle.
I've seen them.  An excursion barge, I remember taking a ride on that years ago.
Fishing boats.  We'll just have to--"
     "I was down on the waterfront yesterday afternoon, after we talked to that
Master," Gissanniah said.  "I did see a couple of boats, little ones, but they were
tied to the dock, and people were talking about some kind of monsters being active in
the lake."  She paused as the narrow street they were on joined a wider one and
looked carefully both ways.  Jerked back, hissing.  "Guards--some kind of City Watch,
poking around into every doorway."
     "They may not be looking for us.  Were I the Master of the White Tower, I would
not want the situation--loyal Andorians not premitted to see the king!--made public."
     "He could've lied to them about why we're to be stopped," Gissanniah argued,
looking back along their route for some alternate path.  "And even if they aren't
looking for us particularly, so what?  There doesn't seem to be much of anybody else
out right now, maybe us being here would be suspicious in itself."
     "Just a fountain of good cheer this morning, aren't you?" Sedalia muttered.
"And guards or watchmen or whatever deemed capable of handling the populace of
Talahya--such a high proportion of lord protectors... I wouldn't want to figght them
if it could be avoided.  Even if we won, there'd be delay.  Publicity.  Rumors."  He
shuddered.  "If we do meet guards, can't avoid them," the senator said, "remember
this--give me a chance to talk to them and I can tie them in knots."
     Gissanniah laughed.  "I believe it!  Look, this alley seems like it might go
     "Excellent!  Lead me to it!"

     The two gladiators stopped in another alley, leaning on the wall and panting.
Behind them, well behind, dogs barked.  But other than dogs and City Guards, there
had been no signs of life.
     "This is eerie," Gissanniah muttered.  "I've always heard that Talahya is packed
like fish in a tin, but we haven't seen ANYONE in the past couple of hours."
     "True.  Many possibilities occur to me," Sedalia said.  "All the way from
'Everyone's gone to the tourney' up to 'We've been shunted into a pocket universe
without other inhabitants'.  I could use some lunch," he added, "and a beer or two."
He straightened away from the wall and dusted off his suit, which was the worse for
fences climbed and alleys negotiated with more haste than care.  "This is
     "Which part?"
     "Being trapped on the Isle.  We can't get anywhere near the waterfront, much
less the ferry dock.  When did Talahya become a cage?"
     "Maybe it's been one all along and nobody noticed."
     The senator grunted skeptically.  "Somebody would have noticed.  This has to be
recent."  He straightened his tie.  "We should keep moving.  We might get lucky."
     "As if!"  Gissanniah started to brush back her hair, then froze.  "That might be
     "What?  Surely you don't think Debby Tonte can help us?  A charming young lady,
true, but not a practical person--"
     "Lirin Kiv--"
     "The arena has been closed."
     "Yes, I know, Free Blades is using it now.  But I remember hearing that Lirin
Kiv, the town, had its own ferry.  Maybe it still does.  Of course, it might be
watched, too."
     "It won't hurt to look.  We're accomplishing nothing here," Senator Sedalia

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 591): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 583): 365 GTB4 of HOT WHEELS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 580): MITCHELL PAIGE of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 579): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 572): WINDSONG of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 542): ELDA MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 533): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): BYRON of SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 426): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 476): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 591): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 583): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 580): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 579): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 572): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 542): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 533): TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): THE BEARS II (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 426): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 476): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 591): SLEDGE of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steeke, mgr.)
                   (turn 590): SELIA STORM of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                               SAFFRON SKUNK of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 580): MITCHELL PAIGE of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): UP-CHUCKY of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 578): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 571): DON FRANCIS of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
                         JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 523): NIVIX of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONGING (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, here I am, back in my good old home of Ardivent.  Thanks all for letting Cutter
be DM.  :D

Not much to say other than I'm glad to be back.


                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ARDIVENT games.  Former top team THE BEARS II was 
unseated this week as BLUVALLEY WARRIORS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  Did only my eyes note the 3-1-0 record which 
FANDILS managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw 
challengers!  BIG DAVE DIODE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
it skillfully bested JACINTHE and was awarded 18 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, HUGH KANT WYNN put down H.P., causing him to lose 11 
points of recognition in the process.  This time out MIKE MILLER made his bid for the 
throne as he challenged CUTTER in an all out contest of skill for possession of the 
title!  Although MIKE MILLER made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the 
reign of victorious CUTTER.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me 
that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  DEATHTONGUE is feared.  This much 
I can say.  Apparently the stalwarts of THE BEARS II are catching the bulk of jests 
down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters 
cannot but expect competition from those below.  H.P. take warning!  You have more 
than a few enemies in ARDIVENT.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  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!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ARDIVENT.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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                  
 CUTTER 3847                  13   7  0   112       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANNIR PARK 3981             20  14  0    92       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DECKER COBB 3992             14  14  0    88       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 MIKE MILLER 4006             13  10  0    86       FANDILS (75)
-GODZILLA 3969                 7   5  1    85       THE BEARS II (355)
 BIG DAVE DIODE 3821          18  14  0    83       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 JACINTHE 3892                11  49  0    82       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 TEMPTATION 3314              10   9  1    73       INFERNAL LORDS (8)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEMNOCK 3982                 14  14  1    66       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-SHELLEY 4030                 10   7  2    63       FANDILS (75)
-EUROQ 3901                    9  10  1    59       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 TANK 4054                     5   2  1    57       FANDILS (75)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERNICE 3996                 13  11  0    55       FANDILS (75)
 DECEPTIVE DELILA 4021         7  10  0    50       THE ZEN ZONE (362)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUNKER BETTY 4020             8   9  0    33       THE ZEN ZONE (362)
 HUGH KANT WYNN 4082           3   1  0    33       THE BEARS II (355)
 BIG DOPE 4074                 2   0  0    28       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 SADIE 4062                    3   0  1    25       FANDILS (75)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABBOL 4080                    3   1  0    23       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 SANDERSCOT 4061               4   5  0    19       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-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)
 PIG IRON 4088                 1   0  0    12       THE ZEN ZONE (362)
 H.P. 4073                     1   1  0    11       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 TWO JACKS 4077                2   2  1    10       THE ZEN ZONE (362)
 THE BLESSED 4083              2   2  0     8       THE BEARS II (355)
 SNARK 4066                    1   2  0     5       DEATHTONGUE (89)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TERROR BEAR 4055        5  4 1 THE BEARS II 355     STONE GOLEM           525  NONE
CRAFTY 4085             1  2 0 THE ZEN ZONE 362     SPYMASTER             525  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nivix -- You showed me why you are a Champ, a DM, and a Lord Protector.  Salute. --
Mike Miller

Godzilla -- Where was Mothra when I needed her? -- Shelley

Yeah, Jacinthe, I've met those Flower Girls over in Fratsfa.  They surely do seem to
enjoy life! -- Shelley

Senator Sedalia -- Call on me any time for assistance.  I've always enjoyed a good
adventure. -- Fandil The Wise

Uh, I cannot catch up with Deathtongue's w/l percentage with an "opher"!  Nope.
Humility is clearly at work! -- WOF

Welcome back, Technogeek.  Do you always create such a stir? -- Fandil The Wise

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  And luck in The Mailer.  Bring home some honors to The
Red Sands. -- WOF

Mike Miller -- Valiant effort on your behalf!  I wouldn't have wanted to fight anyone
other then a Fandil on me last turn in Ardivent!  Salute! -- Nivix

Technogeek -- A hearty welcome back to you sir! -- DeGotti

Wow a 3-0 turn with wins over Deathtongue & Fandil!  I know I just jinxed myself but
I couldn't help it! -- DeGotti

Jacinthe -- I am just not too sure what you are going on about with this person or
golem thingie! -- Nivix

Memnock -- A devastating take-down, and "Herr Glare" is once again "Glaring."  You
know, I've noticed from my alley-suite that our alley gets particularly good gar-bage
service, as...just when the trundlers are coming through, the troxies across the way
are calling it a day.  And, being in friendly spirits and casual grace/dress,
teasingly inspire said comestible custodians to do their duty with such alacrity and
vigor that as they leave it's obvious their good-natured what-the-heck demeanors show
they'll be "inspired" for the balance of the morning. -- Deceptive Delila
P.S.  Thanks for asking.

Hugh Kant Wynn -- You are misnamed. -- Sanderscot

Oh, joy, the Kung-Fu Master. -- Caddo Scot

Cutter -- (sulking)  You could have taught me something! -- Jacinthe

Big Dave Diode -- Think of me as, hmm, ah, something disruptive, anyway. -- Decker

Khalhums Dwarf?  I have nothing against a dwarf, if he's prepared to both lose and
teach. -- Bannir Park

Jondeaux -- 13  13  12  13  15  7  11  BS  low/vlow. -- Caddo Scot
P.S.  But I have a massive charisma and trustworthiness.

DeGotti -- If you think this arena is looking thin, take a glance at Zorpunt. --

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TERROR BEAR was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 4 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CRAFTY was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
MIKE MILLER was demolished by CUTTER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
BIG DAVE DIODE devastated JACINTHE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
DECEPTIVE DELILA was defeated by MEMNOCK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
TWO JACKS was unbelievably bested by ABBOL in a 12 minute novice's Challenge duel.
THE BLESSED was beaten by SANDERSCOT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
HUGH KANT WYNN overpowered H.P. in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
CADDO SCOT vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute gory uneven duel.
TEMPTATION lost to DECKER COBB in a popular 1 minute veteran's duel.
BANNIR PARK beat VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a popular 4 minute veteran's melee.
BERNICE demolished BUNKER BETTY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TANK handily defeated RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
SADIE devastated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SNARK was overcome by PIG IRON in a popular 1 minute beginner's fight.
BIG DOPE devastated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   6 -  1      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  12 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  17 -  3      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  22 -  0      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  21 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 525 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CUTTER 3847                13   7  0  112 DEATHTONGUE (89)
TOTAL PARRY      BANNIR PARK 3981           20  14  0   92 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
BASHING ATTACK   MIKE MILLER 4006           13  10  0   86 FANDILS (75)
SLASHING ATTACK  BIG DAVE DIODE 3821        18  14  0   83 DEATHTONGUE (89)
LUNGING ATTACK   TEMPTATION 3314            10   9  1   73 INFERNAL LORDS (8)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BERNICE 3996.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MEMNOCK 3982.  The ten other most popular fighters were SANDERSCOT 4061, DECKER 
DIODE 3821, TANK 4054, SADIE 4062, and BIG DOPE 4074.

The least popular fighter this week was ABBOL 4080.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TWO JACKS 4077, BUNKER BETTY 4020, TEMPTATION 3314, H.P. 4073, 

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


                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."