Date   : 07/23/2012    Duedate: 08/04/2012


DM-46    TURN-636

This Weeks Top Honors


(46-4234) [11-11-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHELLEY ANN                    ANTI-LEAP YEAR
FANDILS (75)                   THE 27 CLUB (374)
(46-4234) [11-11-1,112]        (46-4255) [6-2-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LONG BIGGAR                    CORBIN ROSS
(46-4228) [21-16-0,95]         (46-4250) [10-10-0,56]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
2. FANDILS (75)                20BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
3. THE 27 CLUB (374)           15      Unchartered Team
4. SUPERHEROS (379)            14
5. BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)    4      THE 27 CLUB (374)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BASH BROS. WAITRES (351)  20   8  0 71.4   1/ 2 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   8  7 0
 2- 2 ERRATA (357)              46  27  0 63.0   2/ 6 FANDILS (75)              6  2 0
 3/ 3 FANDILS (75)             %1205 821 41 59.5   3/ 1*THE 27 CLUB (374)         6  6 0
 4- 4 AZURE CLOUDS (183)        79  65  3 54.9   4/ 3 SUPERHEROS (379)          3  3 0
 5/ 5 SUPERHEROS (379)          11  10  0 52.4   5/ 5 BASH BROS. WAITRES (351)  3  3 0
 6/ 6*THE 27 CLUB (374)         17  17  0 50.0   6- 4 AZURE CLOUDS (183)        2  1 0
 7/ 7 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  687 %1046 20 39.6   7- 7 ERRATA (357)              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

     Marci Foote looked from Arvendon, Secretary to the Baron of Ardivent and thus
responsible for distributing "lands" to graduating gladiators, to the property in
front of her, and then back at him.  "A 'haunted hat shop'?  That isn't... what I
     "Then you haven't thought it through, young lady," Arvendon said sharply.  "If
the Baron gave away substantial properties to every gladiator who graduated from
Ardivent's arena, all the property within the boundaries of the Barony would be in
the hands of gladiators by now.  And this is unacceptable for several reasons.
First, most of the land belongs to the citizens of the Barony, and not to Baron
     "Then why did he OFFER--"
     "The Baron did NOT make that offer.  The Grey Lady on the Isle made it, and SHE
has no lands here.  Secondly, most gladiators don't really want lands, they just like
the IDEA of lands.  They leave and seldom--most of them never--return.  Indeed, the
Baron has had to declare a law that land which lies abandoned for more than three
years can be reclaimed by the Barony for other disposition--"
     "I was coming to that," Marci said.  "I seem to remember hearing that one of my
own teammates several years ago was granted this 'hatshop' place."
     "That is quite possible."  The old man looked at the building and grimaced.  In
truth, it looked bad.  Long vacant, windows opaque with dust, paint peeling, shingles
missing off the roof....  "As I said, many gladiators go off to the Isle or elsewhere
and never return.  This property has stood empty for years, many years.  I would be
glad if you cared to take it over as your 'graduation lands' and put it back into
use.  As it stands, the place generates no tax revenues--"
     "Ah.  Taxes.  Of course."  Marci looked at the building, squinting at it
critically.  "In its present condition, the taxes should be... low, I think?"
     "Or I could just refuse it and take the other offer.  The fancy sword.  Of
course, that generates no taxes at all, does it?"
     Arvendon looked like a man who had bitten into a lemon.  "Low taxes... perhaps.
First year payable in advance," he added sharply.  "In case you are another who goes
away and leaves it empty.  The Barony can't be run on a handful of fallen leaves."
     It was Marci's turn to grimace.  "A handful of fallen leaves" was a local
euphemism for "worthless promises."  But she had to admit that he had a point.  "I
want to see inside it before I make my decision," she said.
     "Of course."  Arvendon fished a large iron key out of his belt pouch and handed
it to her.  "Look your fill.  I'll wait here."
     She looked at him sharply.  Why would he not want to go in and see the condition
of the building himself?  How could he set the tax rate if he didn't know what
repairs it might need?
     But he returned her look blandly and indicated his clothing, a Chancery robe in
beige silk with crimson embroidered insignias.  "Silk is expensive to clean.  I will
wait here."
     Marci would have bet... a fair amount that he had some other, more compelling
reason, but she could see she wasn't going to get it from him now.  She shrugged,
stepped up to the door, and fitted the key into the lock.  It turned with difficulty.
If she DID take this property, the lock would have to be oiled.  Or replaced, who
knew how many people had a chance to make copies of the key, after all?
     The key turned, and she could hear the tumblers inside the lock falling like a
series of dropped boulders.  Haunted.  Right.
     She pushed open the door and entered.

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

 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 702): SLARTIBARTFAST of THE HITCHHIKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 702): FAITH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 687): ROMO of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 689): WWC of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 686): VOLDEMORT of SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 683): BETTEY DECKER of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 684): PROFESSOR PUTT of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 647): MENDAL CORDIN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 644): CIRCE of LADY OF THE MOON (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 635): WHAT WATER? of BASH BROS. WAITRESS (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 298): ANASTASIUS of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 529): KUNG PAO KOLACTAN of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 251): AFTERSHOCK of SLAMMA JAMMA (Marma Duke?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 587): GAMBIT of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 650): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 702): THE JOKER'S WILD (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 702): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 687): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 689): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 686): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 683): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 684): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 647): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 644): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 635): THE 27 CLUB (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 298): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 529): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 251): ARENAS III (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 587): NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 702): BLOOD MONKEY of SNUGGLEBUNNIES (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 685): SHOULDA 8 STEAK of PARKING LOT 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 683): LUMBER JACK of ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 646): COOLIN DUNN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 635): MARCI FOOTE of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 297): SAVAGE SNOWBALL of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 529): LILLY SCOOTER of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 250): RAPUNZEL of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I was warned about Long Biggar, so I didn't even bother bringing him water or
giving him good service.  And I was not disappointed.  He was rude and the tip was
quite memorable, but not in a good way.  So here I sit, Duelmistress of Ardivent,
keeping the seat warm until someone worthy takes it away from me.

-- What Water?

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ARDIVENT!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THE 27 CLUB 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.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always 
around the corner!  Witness how this week FANDILS went 2-1-0 to move up 4 in the 
rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-0 record which BLUVALLEY WARRIORS managed to 
post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  THE COOK 
MESSED UP caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully 
bested MARCI FOOTE and was awarded 17 points in recognition.  In one of the week's 
more notable duels, JOUBERT KLEE put down KURT COBAIN, causing him to lose 3 points 
of recognition in the process.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  
All hail SHELLEY ANN, Duelmaster of ARDIVENT!  Would you believe that over half of 
the old women in ARDIVENT seem to feel that they could fight better than you 
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ARDIVENT.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ARDIVENT 
these days is AZURE CLOUDS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them. 
Apparently the stalwarts of FANDILS are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
ANTI-LEAP YEAR.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  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!   
     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                  
 SHELLEY ANN 4234             11  11  1   112       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VIOLENT ORANGE 1893          14   7  2   107       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
-RON BURGUNDY 3974            10   4  0   101       ERRATA (357)
-BAXTER 3970                  13   9  0    99       ERRATA (357)
 THE COOK MESSED UP 3919      10   4  0    98       BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
 LONG BIGGAR 4228             21  16  0    95       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAT WATER? 3917             10   4  0    87       BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
-BLACK BILE 1868              17   7  0    71       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
-CLARA ROSE 4256               7   1  1    71       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOUBERT KLEE 4249            14   6  0    62       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORBIN ROSS 4250             10  10  0    56       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 ANTI-LEAP YEAR 4255           6   2  0    54       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 ARLENE ROSS 4302              8   4  0    41       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 UNCLE JUNIOR 4300             3   7  0    41       FANDILS (75)
-IRVIN 4257                    5   8  0    35       FANDILS (75)
 KURT COBAIN 4253              3   5  0    35       THE 27 CLUB (374)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NO NAME 2933                  8   3  0    33       AZURE CLOUDS (183)
 STORM 4306                    6   6  0    28       SUPERHEROS (379)
 NOVA 4308                     4   2  0    28       SUPERHEROS (379)
 JANIS 4331                    2   0  0    28       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 SNUFFY 4263                   4   7  0    27       FANDILS (75)
-DEW 4216                      2   4  0    25       ERRATA (357)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JIMI HENDRIX 4251             2   4  0    19       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 JIM 4315                      4   3  0    15       THE 27 CLUB (374)
-SPIDERMAN 4303                1   0  0    12       SUPERHEROS (379)
-BLUE NOTE 4301                1   3  0     6       AZURE CLOUDS (183)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lord Protector Marci Foote!  What a babe!  Congrats! -- Fandil The Wise

Ahhhhh.  But What Water? takes over.  You will assure your statements somehow, Assur.
Yes, indeed.  Kudos. -- WOF

The Cook Messed Up -- Yes, you did.  Again.  There is something about that in you
that I like. -- Shelley Ann

Corbin Ross -- It was my day to shine, and I did.  Big time. -- Clara Rose

Joubert Klee -- Can't you just feed me, or scratch my ears, or....  You don't have to
beat me, you know?  That's cruelty to animals.  Cute little animals. -- Irvin
(Swirvin all over the place after Joubert's beating.)

And, Arlene, thank you.  That can of tuna fish helped me feel a little better, but I
need to get back my true Swirv. -- Swirvin Irvin

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  The Red Sands await. -- Fandil The Wise

So scared of Fandil and his crew that it looks like I'll miss 2 turns in a row.
Naughty slugbait will fix that problem soon.

Clara Rose -- That was SERIOUSLY unkind of you. -- Corbin Ross

What Water? -- Damn, I was hoping you'd know.  I don't have a clue. -- Long Biggar

What the heck?  Somebody sent an ASSASSIN after me?  Does this mean there is an
important or valuable secret in the Haunted Hatshop? -- Marci Foote

Irvin -- Dman, I was just trying to give you a bath!  Not even soap, just cool water.
You should be GLAD about that, in this heat! -- Joubert Klee the badly scratched

Jim -- Tough luck for you, I guess, but *I* didn't mind.  And you survived, so it
wasn't TOO tough. -- Arlene Ross

Shelley -- Thorn in my side.  Managerial mistakes.  I'm thinking maybe being a
waitress isn't that bad of a job. -- The Cook Messed Up

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE COOK MESSED UP devastated MARCI FOOTE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
UNCLE JUNIOR lost to ANTI-LEAP YEAR in a action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.
SNUFFY outlasted STORM in a dull 21 minute Challenge fight.
WHAT WATER? was devastated by SHELLEY ANN in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
LONG BIGGAR overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CORBIN ROSS bested THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute duel.
KURT COBAIN was overpowered by JOUBERT KLEE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ARLENE ROSS bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute competition.
NOVA overpowered JIM in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
JANIS vanquished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        24 -  17 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  29 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 636 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       THE COOK MESSED UP 3919    10   4  0   98 BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
STRIKING ATTACK  LONG BIGGAR 4228           21  16  0   95 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
BASHING ATTACK   WHAT WATER? 3917           10   4  0   87 BASH BROS. WAITRESS (351)
SLASHING ATTACK  ANTI-LEAP YEAR 4255         6   2  0   54 THE 27 CLUB (374)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LONG BIGGAR 4228.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CORBIN ROSS 4250.  The ten other most popular fighters were NOVA 4308, 
JUNIOR 4300, ANTI-LEAP YEAR 4255, SHELLEY ANN 4234, LONG BIGGAR 4228, and JIM 4315.

The least popular fighter this week was STORM 4306.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SNUFFY 4263, KURT COBAIN 4253, WHAT WATER? 3917, JIM 4315, LONG BIGGAR 
3919, and JANIS 4331.

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