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


DM-59    TURN-269

This Weeks Top Honors


(59-2636) [15-1-0,168]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HARVEY                         PHOTON
(59-2636) [15-1-0,168]         (59-2783) [3-0-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BELITRIS                       BELITRIS
ISLANDERS (247)                ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2737) [12-21-0,70]         (59-2737) [12-21-0,70]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TALL TALES (305)            44
3. ISLANDERS (247)             27      Unchartered Team
4. BLOODGUARD (190)            11
5. PARAGONS (306)               3      PARAGONS (306)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  164  78  9 67.8   1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  12  3 0
 2/ 3 TALL TALES (305)          72  46  1 61.0   2/ 2*PARAGONS (306)            9  6 0
 3/ 1*PARAGONS (306)             9   6  0 60.0   3/ 4 TALL TALES (305)          7  7 0
 4/ 0*VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)    3   2  0 60.0   4/ 3 BLOODGUARD (190)          5 10 0
 5/ 4 BLOODGUARD (190)          47  56  3 45.6   5/ 5 ISLANDERS (247)           5 10 0
 6/ 6 ISLANDERS (247)          359 464 12 43.6   6/ 0*VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)   3  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

     Ah, it seems that my talents as a manager have been recongnized.  Not only am I
the manager of the the Jade Warriors in Fratsfa, but now that team of Vigilante
Justice here in Illis.  It seems that I always get the underdogs but what can I say
I'm the Tim Tebow of arena managers and just like I did with the Jade Warriors, I'm
gonna do with Vigilante Justice make them winners!  But enought about me, let me tell
you about them...I met this bunch beating up a band of thugs in an alley and saw the
potential of what they could be on the arena sands.  Of course they said no at first,
but after a little coaxing they agreed.  So here they are ready to fight; Indigo,
Sandy, Riley, Murdered and Exed.  Of course I scouted the arena and now a rivalry
will ensue-- the team of Paragons, my warriors are coming for you.

                   Brandon Massingale, mgr

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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

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for G W BUSH, who flew up 21 points in the 
rankings after mashing INUYASHA like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  INUYASHA was bested by G W BUSH 
and drops 17 points.  Well, everybody's pal HARVEY moved his record to 15-1-0 by 
defeating LORD FOUL in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 10 recognition points. 
Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Well just about everybody wants a piece of TABBEK, who was this week's most 
challenged warrior.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ILLIS have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it 
hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARVEY 2636                  15   1  0   168       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLESEED 2662                9   2  0   108       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 KING MIDAS 2770              13   5  0   100       TALL TALES (305)
 FAIRYFIRE 2660               18   2  1    99       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 G W BUSH 2764                14  10  1    90       TALL TALES (305)
 LORD FOUL 1395               13  13  1    89       BLOODGUARD (190)
 HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126           8   5  0    83       BLOODGUARD (190)
 SYLVESTER 2728               19  21  0    78       ISLANDERS (247)
 ELMINSTER 2679                9   5  0    78       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 BELITRIS 2737                12  21  0    70       ISLANDERS (247)
 URMUNG COSBU 1397            13   6  0    67       BLOODGUARD (190)
 INUYASHA 2683                 8   3  3    67       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COCO NUTTAL 2741             15  13  0    64       ISLANDERS (247)
 JOHN WAYNE 2766              14  10  0    64       TALL TALES (305)
 DILLIS RHIN 2742             12  15  0    64       ISLANDERS (247)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767        13  11  0    50       TALL TALES (305)
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760            8  11  0    41       ISLANDERS (247)
 TABBEK 1613                   7  12  1    39       BLOODGUARD (190)
 BANN 2162                     6   5  1    39       BLOODGUARD (190)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHOTON 2783                   3   0  0    30       PARAGONS (306)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INDIGO 2788                   1   0  0    15       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 SANDRA 2791                   1   0  0    14       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 FLESHRENDER 2785              2   1  0    13       PARAGONS (306)
 EXED 2789                     1   0  0    13       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 BANE OF BONES 2781            2   1  0    12       PARAGONS (306)
 MURDERED 2790                 0   1  0     1       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 RILEY 2792                    0   1  0     1       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CYNTHIE SWIFT 2782      1  2 0 PARAGONS 306         STONE GOLEM           269  NONE
IRONWALLIS 2784         1  2 0 PARAGONS 306         SPYMASTER             269  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Illis -- Did you hear that?  It was the sound of the Dark Arena calling two of my
beloved warriors.  How could I refuse such a summons?  Bye-bye Cynthie Swift.
Toodles Ironwallis.  I got front row tickets to see the battles for myself and the
rest of my stable.  I pray my other babies take the lesson the heart. :) -- Ravinkor,
mgr Paragons
P.S.  If Fairyfire was Duelmaster last turn (267) and lost to Uncle Fester on turn
268, how did Harvey become Duelmaster?  I'm new here and trying to learn the ropes.

     Under most circumstances, Uncle Fester would have become Duelmaster.  But Uncle
     Fester didn't stay around, he was off to the Isle right after the fight.  So the
     title fell to Harvey as the highest-ranked active gladiator at that point.

Ravinkor -- Were those your warriors?  I thought they were animated blood clots! --
P.S.  There should be a diplo coming your way this turn.

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Islanders

Dum Grunt -- Oh, heck, you're a standby.  Ah... right, a Khalhums-Dwarf analog.
Well, okay, the Khalhums Dwarf is tough. -- Belitris

Happy Drunkard -- Damn, you just keep on smiling! -- Sylvester

Urmung Cosbu -- Bleh. -- Dillis Rhin

Titus Pullo -- You should stick to being a guard, your ambitions will ultimately be
the end of you. -- Chagua Korbin

Tabbek -- I seem to have mislaid the tally, so I have no idea how we stand with each
other.  Or fall down with each other, as the case might be. -- Coco Nuttal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CYNTHIE SWIFT was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
IRONWALLIS was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
FLESHRENDER was handily defeated by CHAGUA KORBIN in a 1 minute Challenge match.
BANE OF BONES was devastated by TABBEK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HARVEY demolished LORD FOUL in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
APPLESEED overpowered URMUNG COSBU in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
FAIRYFIRE bested HAPPY DRUNKARD in a 2 minute gory competition.
ELMINSTER was handily defeated by KING MIDAS in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
INUYASHA was vanquished by G W BUSH in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SYLVESTER lost to M. CHARDINEE in a exciting 2 minute one-sided fight.
BELITRIS slimly lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 2 minute one-sided bout.
COCO NUTTAL demolished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JOHN WAYNE bested BANN in a 1 minute battle.
JOHNNY APPLESEED was demolished by DILLIS RHIN in a 3 minute one-sided brawl.
PHOTON overpowered RILEY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
INDIGO overcame VENAL CLERK in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
EXED devastated MINI-PUMPKIN in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
MURDERED was savagely defeated by VENAL CLERK in a exciting 1 minute novice's match.
SANDRA overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a unpopular 4 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -   6 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  23 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        28 -  29 -  0      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 269 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  HARVEY 2636                15   1  0  168 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
LUNGING ATTACK   APPLESEED 2662              9   2  0  108 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
AIMED BLOW       KING MIDAS 2770            13   5  0  100 TALL TALES (305)
WALL OF STEEL    FAIRYFIRE 2660             18   2  1   99 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
STRIKING ATTACK  G W BUSH 2764              14  10  1   90 TALL TALES (305)
BASHING ATTACK   HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126         8   5  0   83 BLOODGUARD (190)
TOTAL PARRY      JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767      13  11  0   50 TALL TALES (305)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BELITRIS 2737.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BELITRIS 2737.  The ten other most popular fighters were DILLIS RHIN 2742, 

The least popular fighter this week was SANDRA 2791.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MURDERED 2790, RILEY 2792, BANN 2162, INUYASHA 2683, URMUNG COSBU 1397, 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


                                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!