Date   : 01/06/2012    Duedate: 02/02/2012


DM-54    TURN-276

This Weeks Top Honors


(54-2967) [9-0-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WORZEEL                        WERE BEAR
(54-3083) [13-5-1,94]          (54-2967) [9-0-0,114]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WORZEEL                        DACRE
(54-3083) [13-5-1,94]          (54-3104) [3-3-0,26]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KIWI CONNECTION II (318)    60
2. FERAL LEGION (314)          11      ASIAN INVASION (13)
3. TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)      8      Unchartered Team
4. ASIAN INVASION (13)        -13
                                       FERAL LEGION (314)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FERAL LEGION (314)        29   8  3 78.4   1/ 1*FERAL LEGION (314)       10  1 0
 2/ 2 ASIAN INVASION (13)      105  78 17 57.4   2/ 2 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)   7  8 1
 3/ 3 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  376 298 13 55.8   3/ 4 KIWI CONNECTION II (318)  6  6 1
 4/ 4 KIWI CONNECTION II (318)  35  29  4 54.7   4/ 3 ASIAN INVASION (13)       6  9 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): PANCAKES of KAOS II (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 60): VODI of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 243): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 60): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 243): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                                      AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
                          (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTUS of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
TROCAR.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for WYON, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing 
DESERT PEARL like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in 
the top ten was DESERT PEARL, who dropped 13 points after a disappointing (to say the 
least) bout with WYON.  Our battling duelmaster WERE BEAR has managed to hold the 
title, fending off TONG PAK FU's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, 
ASIAN INVASION.  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 TROCAR arena.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the TROCAR 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 fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you 
worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WERE BEAR 2967                9   0  0   114       FERAL LEGION (314)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORZEEL 3083                 13   5  1    94       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QIONG YING 1341              13  14  0    85       ASIAN INVASION (13)
 TONG PAK FU 1747              6   7  1    77       ASIAN INVASION (13)
 LYCANTHROPE 2968              5   3  1    70       FERAL LEGION (314)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRIMAL 3000                   4   0  0    65       FERAL LEGION (314)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARAZIM KOREH 3098           10   2  0    49       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-WERETIGER 2965                6   2  1    45       FERAL LEGION (314)
 ZHUGE LIANG 3100              4   4  0    43       ASIAN INVASION (13)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WYON 3103                     1   2  0    30       KIWI CONNECTION II (318)
 LEVANDAR 3097                 8   4  1    29       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 GUAN UY 3108                  3   2  0    29       ASIAN INVASION (13)
 ALINE TARAS 3094              6   9  0    27       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 DACRE 3104                    3   3  0    26       KIWI CONNECTION II (318)
-TOTEMIC 3005                  2   0  0    26       FERAL LEGION (314)
 NGAWARI 3110                  3   0  1    25       KIWI CONNECTION II (318)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DENMARK 3117                  1   0  0    15       KIWI CONNECTION II (318)
 DESERT PEARL 3106             4   1  0    13       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 DIAN WEI 3109                 0   5  0     9       ASIAN INVASION (13)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TROLLBAIT               0  0 0                      NGAWARI 3110          276  NONE
TISDALL 3099            1  1 1 KIWI CONNECTION  318 TONG PAK FU 1747      272  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Traders of Trocar

Were Bear -- Nobody told me I'd be fighting BEARS.  How can they expect me to fight
bears?  It's unreasonable. -- Worzeel

Tong Pak Fu -- This is worse than KUNG fu!  Ouch ouch ouch. -- Harazim Koreh

Weretiger -- First bears, and now tigers.  It's a darned ZOO in here. -- Aline Taras

Guan Uy -- Guan and devastate someone else, okay? -- Levandar

Wyon -- That's a name?  I thought it was a question.  One of those all-purpose ones
that covers everything, you know? -- Desert Pearl
P.S.  I'm glad you aren't a question, because I don't have any answers.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WERE BEAR bested TONG PAK FU in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title fight.
WORZEEL won victory over QIONG YING in a 1 minute battle.
LYCANTHROPE handily defeated ZHUGE LIANG in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GUAN UY was vanquished by HARAZIM KOREH in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DESERT PEARL was overpowered by WYON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LEVANDAR viciously subdued DIAN WEI in a 1 minute gruesome brawl.
ALINE TARAS was narrowly defeated by DACRE in a exciting 3 minute bloody struggle.
NGAWARI easily killed TROLLBAIT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DENMARK vanquished PRETTY LERONA 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         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  13 -  2      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  17 -  2      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  18 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   5 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   5 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 276 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     5 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         4  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WERE BEAR 2967              9   0  0  114 FERAL LEGION (314)
STRIKING ATTACK  WORZEEL 3083               13   5  1   94 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WORZEEL 3083.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DACRE 3104.  The ten other most popular fighters were LYCANTHROPE 2968, LEVANDAR 
3097, WERE BEAR 2967, TONG PAK FU 1747, WORZEEL 3083, HARAZIM KOREH 3098, WYON 3103, 
ALINE TARAS 3094, QIONG YING 1341, and NGAWARI 3110.

The least popular fighter this week was DIAN WEI 3109.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DESERT PEARL 3106, GUAN UY 3108, ZHUGE LIANG 3100, DENMARK 3117, 
NGAWARI 3110, QIONG YING 1341, ALINE TARAS 3094, WYON 3103, HARAZIM KOREH 3098, and 

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!