Date   : 04/16/2004    Duedate: 04/29/2004


DM-51    TURN-380

This Weeks Top Honors


FRUITS (548)
(51-5169) [16-2-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HANNAH                         REALITY
AMAZON ELITE (536)             SRETSAMLEUD (557)
(51-5059) [10-10-2,114]        (51-5234) [3-1-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANNAH                         BELLONA
AMAZON ELITE (536)             AMAZON ELITE (536)
(51-5059) [10-10-2,114]        (51-4986) [6-4-0,49]


FRUITS (548)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AMAZON ELITE (536)          49
2. ANDORIAN DEMISE (525)       23      FRUITS (548)
3. SRETSAMLEUD (557)           13      Unchartered Team
4. DARK HORSEMEN (433)          3
5. ALBATTOIR (307)              0      SRETSAMLEUD (557)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ALBATTOIR (307)            1   0  0  100   1/ 2 FRUITS (548)              5  1 0
 2/ 2 FRUITS (548)              29   7  1 80.6   2/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       5  7 1
 3- 3*WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)     8   4  1 66.7   3/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)        3  3 1
 4/ 4*SRETSAMLEUD (557)          4   2  0 66.7   4- 5*MARCH ON ATLANTA (556)    2  0 0
 5/ 5 AMAZON ELITE (536)        79  68  7 53.7   5/ 7 ANDORIAN DEMISE (525)     2  2 0
 6- 6*MARCH ON ATLANTA (556)     2   2  0 50.0   6/ 3*SRETSAMLEUD (557)         2  2 0
 7/ 7 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      420 514 14 45.0   7- 6*ALBATTOIR (307)           1  0 0
 8/ 8 ANDORIAN DEMISE (525)     24  32  1 42.9   8- 8*WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)    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[ Out of the Past #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Delarquan Edition


     Ka D'Argo looked at his crew of "explorers" and shrugged.  They were a motley
bunch, drawn from several teams, managers, and arenas, people he'd found passing
through Valamantis on their way from one place to another.  Mostly from the arenas
where they were fighting--most of them were still in Basic--to some holiday spot for
a week's recreation.  Most people assumed that gladiators always stayed home,
practicing relentlessly, but that was the way to dull your edge, not improve it.  He
glanced at Arenamistress Sitalva, but she shook her head slightly.  It was his show,
     He took a breath and began.  "You see the towers of Old Valamantis, raised by
blood sorcery."
     Everyone turned to look.
     Smeds of The Black Company, Mordant, sniffed dismissively.  "Second class
stonework," he declared.  The Dwarf's gesture took in needle-thin towers webbed
together with bridges like dreams.  "Not really stonework at all; that's built with
magic.  Was built with magic in the beginning."
     "Stupid," agreed Shamu (The Watchmen, Cliffhome).  The two Dwarves nodded at
each other.  "Unreliable.  Not like good honest stones that stay up whether you're
paying attention to them or not."
     Goblin (The Taken, Kaltos) frowned at the no-longer-ruined city.  "You mean
somebody's got to pay attention to that all the time, or it falls down?" he asked in
a voice like gravel grinding together.
     "Not EXACTLY," murmured Lavender Lance (Colour Guards, Illis).  Quickly, before
the two Dwarves could protest, she added, "In principle, yes, quite possibly.  But
nothing is EVER that simple.  What I've heard--I'm no mage, but there's always talk
of magic on Illis, you understand--is that a spell can be put into a THING, like,
well...like the sound is in a bell, maybe.  Or like the light is in a candle.  Under
the right circumstances, it comes out without anybody having to think about it right
THEN, and it keeps on existing as long as the circumstances last.  I suppose I'm
explaining that very BADLY, but--"
     "But we follow it well enough," Sputter (Joka Masher, Dwes Eg, Lord Protector)
finished.  "So there might be a THING that we could break and the towers would fall
down, hmm?"
     "Bringing the towers down again might be a good thing," Ka D'Argos interjected,
"but it won't solve the problem here, even if we could find the right spell-holders
to destroy.  That won't get rid of the people."
     "Zombies," Groblin growled contemptuously.
     "Not entirely," Sitalva said.  "We haven't gone into the old city, but we've
watched it closely, and there are some people who don't appear to be undead."
     "How can you tell?" Smeds demanded.  "Just because somebody's not falling apart
doesn't mean he isn't a NEW zombie."
     "There are live and potent Folstrom wizards in the old city," a new voice said.
The pleasant tenor seemed to come out of empty air but was quickly followed by a man
in a dark blue robe spangled with silver stars, his hair bound back from his youthful
face by a silver band.  He bowed slightly.  "Tensekai," he introduced himself, "known 
here as the Silver Mage.  Bringing down the towers without first destroying the
Folstrom would be futile, a waste of energy.  And not easy, either, as the spells
that uphold the towers are well guarded.  The important thing is that this situation,
unnatural and abominable as it is, gives us a chance to undo a great error out of the
past.  We can destroy the Folstrom this time, rather than merely driving them off."
     "Correct me if I'm wrong," Lavender Lance murmured, batting her eyelashes at the
mage, "but I HAVE read a little history.  I thought the Folstrom weren't destroyed
because it wasn't possible?  They were too strong for the Forces of Good to bring
them down completely."
     Tensekai nodded unhappily.  "That's true.  But we've had three millennia to
study further.  We have new arts and new allies to bring to the battle this time."
     "And what might the Folstrom have learned in three thousand years?" Ka D'Argos

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

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 493): SMEDS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 379): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 498): FANDRAL of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 494): CHASM OF IGNORANCE of UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (Neon Necromancer)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 493): SOUL CATCHER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 497): MEDUSA of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 495): HOOSIER DADDY of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 489): HOLY BULL of THOROUGHBREDS (DRF, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 481): DALLAS of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): GLIMMOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 453): HALO 14 of BLIND HYPOCRISY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 444): HARI CANE of JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 193): TAMMY FAYE of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 431): YANKEE DAN of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 379): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 180): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 168): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 329): AKLAR of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 145): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 372): DOONE of FLAGG 16 from RODEKI (Flagg, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 493): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 379): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 498): THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 494): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 493): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 497): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 495): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 489): THOROUGHBREDS (DRF, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 481): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 453): KAMIKAZI (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 444): JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 193): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 431): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 379): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 180): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 168): COLOUR GUARDS (Captain Crayola, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 329): MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 145): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 372): TACO GODS, etc. (The Sentinel, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 498): FANDRAL of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
              (turn 497): WHIP SCORPION of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 494): CHASM OF IGNORANCE of UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (Neon Necromancer)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 492): SUX0R of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 495): HOOSIER DADDY of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
                           JERICO of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 488): BLING BLING of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 481): DALLAS of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): GLIMMOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 479): KITTY CHOWDER of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 444): HARI CANE of JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 329): DAWNRACER of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Living the high life.  Putting down Veteran Mercenaries.  Ah yes, this is the life.
And because we're so awesome, Assur is sponsoring us in the upcoming tournament!
Hurray for us.  Ok, so the reality is Assur thinks we're puds and need more skills so
we'll graduate sooner.  So maybe I'm not the Apple of his eye.  I am the Duelmaster
and the commission will pamper me until I lose this exalted spot!  I don't even care
that I don't have any fans.  Popularity is over rated!  Show me the money and it's
all about winning!

And that is something I do know about!

-- Apple

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TRICORUS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, DARK HORSEMEN, since 
FRUITS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see HANNAH win a fight and gain 35 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
A-KEEN MS KITTY beat HARZOGH and HARZOGH lost 12 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
And if variety is the spice of life, TRICORUS may be getting bland, as APPLE stays 
top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you 
this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, TRICORUS?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  DARK 
HORSEMEN, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like ANDORIAN DEMISE 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.  ORANGE was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the 
DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Ya gotta go sometime, and ORANGE's time was this 
time.  Hmmm, not a bad fighter, had he lived... (what?  me pity?).  We're all going 
to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in TRICORUS to get a drink than The Blue 
Dolphin Inn!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure 
you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLE 5169                   16   2  0    92       FRUITS (548)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNAH 5059                  10  10  2   114       AMAZON ELITE (536)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A-KEEN MS KITTY 4804          6   2  0    56       ANDORIAN DEMISE (525)
 BELLONA 4986                  6   4  0    49       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-A-LECHEROUS LERCH 4685        6   4  0    44       ANDORIAN DEMISE (525)
-SPIDER-MAN 5173               4   2  0    43       WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)
-WOLVERINE 5176                4   2  1    36       WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)
 HARZOGH 5210                  5   5  0    35       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAPHNE 4987                   4   4  0    33       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 REALITY 5234                  3   1  0    31       SRETSAMLEUD (557)
 DELANGE 5230                  5   1  1    27       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-A-KILLER KULVAC 4842          2   2  1    27       ANDORIAN DEMISE (525)
-JACINTHE 5211                 5   2  0    26       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-INANNIA 5183                  3   6  0    26       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GENERAL SHERMAN 5227          2   2  0    26       MARCH ON ATLANTA (556)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOLVEGH 5197                  4  10  0    22       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-SANGUINE 2427                 1   0  0    19       ALBATTOIR (307)
-A-ANGRY ASYLUM 4871           3   1  0    17       ANDORIAN DEMISE (525)
 A-CRUEL COAL 4898             3   1  0    16       ANDORIAN DEMISE (525)
-HALF 5233                     1   1  0     4       SRETSAMLEUD (557)
 BRONDAHV 5236                 0   4  0     4       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ORANGE 5168           13  5 1 FRUITS 548            HANNAH 5059           380         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hannah -- And that is why I'm the Orange!  Any old Fruit can win by scumming!  I'm
much sweeter than 'any old Fruit.' -- Orange

Phat Phat -- Well, even if you just in and out, you're always welcome.  I've already
decided on the next team I'll bring to this arena, when my fruits dry up.  And I
definitely understand having only a warrior or two that you care about on a team.  I
hardly even care about the two I've got here, but they both TV'd last summer, so I
kept them on my roster.  And they aren't even bashers! -- Assur

Fruits manager -- Not surprising to receive such pathetic diatribe from a stinking
skummer.  Your record is so falsely derived that no one gives you even the least bit
of credibility.  To have done nothing except skummed your way to a 28-6-1 record
doesn't say much for a manager with no concept of competition.  Where's your other
fighters, pal?  Can't stand up to a real fight, so you skum your way to a winning
record?  Doesn't say much for you, does it, bub?  But then, a low-life freak like you
probably likes being known as a guttural skumbag.  So don't even dare give me any of
your filthy mouth about how great your fighters are, or how great your strategies
are, because you haven't demonstrated any great fights or great strategies yet.
None!  And before you spew any of your disgraceful arrogance by patting yourself on
the back about your winning skum, win some real fights first.  Until then, you are
merely a dumbed-down juvenile and a reprehensive novice. -- Amazon Elite

General Sherman -- But I don't even KNOW anyone named Atlanta! -- Kolvegh

Reality -- No, sorry, I can't handle you. -- Brondahv

A-Angry Asylum -- Anger is a drug.  Do not bring it into the arena. -- Harzogh

Daphne -- Shierah!  You're a pushy woman. -- Delange

Apple -- Indeed, it's amazing the way the upper ranks have evaporated here. -- Nick

Assur -- You have a point, but if you comb your hair right, you can probably hide it.
No, I do know that sometimes the number of active managers is the critical one, but
the one-man teams can be depressing. -- Nick
P.S.  Eight active teams and fourteen active warriors?  That isn't even an average of
two apiece.

18 March 2004
St. Valentine's Day Massacre Update

     We are pleased to announce that the kLk sponsored St. Valentine's Day Massacre
kill contest in DM 36 is off to a great start.  We are also pleased to announce that
in addition to the 10 team rollups we are also able to offer the renaming of a dark
arena warrior as a prize to the manager with the most kills.  The contest is only 2
turns old and is still wide open.  There are currently 5 managers tied with one kill
each.  Anything can still happen so hurry up and get into the arena.
     On a personal note, no other alliances have entered the arena in force to
challenge the kLk dominance.  We were expecting The Firm to put up a fight for their
supposed home arena.  But, they were a no show.  Guess they proved what they are
really made of.  *evil grin*
     Perhaps another alliance would like to step in to give us a challenge.  We are
throwing down the gauntlet.  Perhaps the Chaos Inc. boys I keep hearing about would
like to step in and challenge the kLk for arena dominance.  If you don't show up,
Chaos, don't feel bad.  FAR better managers than you have been invited into Jhans but
have chosen to pass on the offer.
     So if you consider yourself worthy to compete, like fierce competition, and
enjoy arenas where the personals are as fierce as the fighting, come visit JHANS DM
36.  We're already planning our next contest, "Capture the Flag," and have a
storyline being actively worked on in the arena.  Whatever you like about DM you can
find it in JHANS.

mgr. of Suicidal Dreams
and Director Jhans Board of Tourism
kLk Alliance

27 March 2004
     This notice is to inform the DM world that CHAOS INC. has added CHEETO to its
ranks.  He joins APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and RUDE BUDDHA as the 6th member.
May your chaotic wings spread disaster and CHAOS for all your days!  Welcome CHEETO!!

27 March 2004
     Has anyone seen it in print that the "Goat" is leaving the "Cartel"?  There were
some diplos to the effect of a special branch of the Cartel being formed, like secret
societies, governmental agencies and alliances certain agendas are developed.  To
obtain the desired effect of any agenda only key personnel can be used.  The "Goat"
is "Cartel" so until you see it with me announcing that I am not Cartel, remember,
"The Agenda of the Core is for you to fight for."  I hope this stops the confusion.
-- Goat

8 April 2004
CLICK (KLK) -- Remember, you asked for it.  Chaos is coming....

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HANNAH viciously butchered ORANGE in a 1 minute bloody Challenge fight.
A-KEEN MS KITTY vanquished HARZOGH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
REALITY demolished KOLVEGH in a 3 minute uneven Challenge fight.
APPLE bested VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 4 minute veteran's Title contest.
BELLONA demolished CAPTURED ORC in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
DELANGE devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
A-CRUEL COAL handily defeated BRONDAHV in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   2 -  1      86  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       24 -   8 -  1      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  10 -  0      17  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 380 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      APPLE 5169                 16   2  0   92 FRUITS (548)
STRIKING ATTACK  A-KEEN MS KITTY 4804        6   2  0   56 ANDORIAN DEMISE (525)
SLASHING ATTACK  BELLONA 4986                6   4  0   49 AMAZON ELITE (536)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HANNAH 5059.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BELLONA 4986.  The ten other most popular fighters were HANNAH 5059, REALITY 5234, 
HARZOGH 5210, APPLE 5169, and BRONDAHV 5236.

The least popular fighter this week was BRONDAHV 5236.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were APPLE 5169, HARZOGH 5210, ORANGE 5168, A-CRUEL COAL 4898, DELANGE 5230, 
KOLVEGH 5197, A-KEEN MS KITTY 4804, REALITY 5234, HANNAH 5059, and BELLONA 4986.