Date   : 08/22/2005    Duedate: 09/03/2005


DM-62    TURN-365

This Weeks Top Honors


(62-4148) [11-7-2,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RELENTLESS                     DODGE'EM DUDE
THE BEARS (268)                CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)
(62-4148) [11-7-2,92]          (62-4210) [4-0-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RELENTLESS                     CHIA EDEL
THE BEARS (268)                MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4148) [11-7-2,92]          (62-4219) [1-0-0,16]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)         20
2. CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)    19      THE BEARS (268)
3. THE BEARS (268)              8      Unchartered Team
4. THE DAMNED II (423)          6
5. MIKE'S INK (380)             0      CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)      31  16  2 66.0   1/ 1 THE BEARS (268)           7  3 2
 2/ 0*CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)   6   5  0 54.5   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       3 10 0
 3/ 2 THE BEARS (268)          303 262 24 53.6   3/ 0*CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)  2  0 0
 4- 3 MIKE'S INK (380)          31  28  1 52.5   4- 3 MIKE'S INK (380)          1  0 0
 5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       98 115  4 46.0   5- 4 PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)      1  0 0
 6/ 0*THE DAMNED II (423)        3   5  0 37.5   6/ 0*THE DAMNED II (423)       1  0 0
 7- 5*STAINLESS STEEL RA (338)   1   6  1 14.3   7- 5*STAINLESS STEEL RA (338)  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[ Nightfall #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Valamantis harbor was roofed with clouds, dark in the east, dyed red with sunset
in the west.  Dramatic, but ominous, and who needed ominous portents when times were
already so bad?  Arenamistress Sitalva glanced at Tensekai to make a comment and
paused.  The Silver Mage was no longer paying attention to the sunset or his
companion.  His lips formed silent words, his fingers flicked through significant
gestures, and his eyes saw...something invisible to her.
     That it was something magical and invisible didn't stop her from looking around.
They were on the top of Tensekai's tower, on one of the three islands that marked the
outer limit of the harbor, and the view was spectacular in all directions.  To the
east was New Valamantis, a mere five hundred years old, walls and domes and dark
towers at the mouth of the Feyranse.  The broken towers of Old Valamantis rose behind
it, the anchored ships that sailed the Trier rocking on the waves in front.  To the
west, the bay, studded with rocky, tree-clad islands of all sizes.  The castle of the
Duke of Kordos, one of the larger islands near Valamantis, were black against the
sunset to the northwest, as was the tower to the southwest--
     Tower to the southwest?
     That should be open water!  Sitalva squinted at it, trying to make out details,
but the bad lighting defeated her.  All she could see was the black outline of a
tower on a rock rising out of the bay where no rock or tower had been a few minutes
     Tensekai groaned and began to collapse toward the floor.
     Sitalva grabbed him and thrust him onto a bench.  "Don't fade out on me now,
Ten!"  She grabbed one of the wineglasses--they had wine and snacks on a tray--filled
it, and held it to his mouth.  He drank and coughed and drank more.  When she judged
that he was recovered from whatever he had been doing, she said, "What happened?
Where did that tower come from?"
     He shuddered and took a final swallow of wine.  His face was beaded with sweat.
"Don't know.  I felt it come, tried to see where...tried to block it."  He shook his
head.  "Too strong for me."
     That was a chilling thought.  Though not as strong as Sheila Greywand, Tensekai
was one of the more powerful magicians of Alastari.  "But--"
     "Linked to the old city, I think.  The oldest--"
     Sitalva knew who had built the oldest city on this location, and the blow was as
bad as any she'd received in the arena.  "Folstrom?" she whispered.
     He shrugged and took the bottle from her, pouring himself more wine.  "I don't
know."  He drank more wine.  "It might be, but...I don't know."
     "The oldest level of the Old City--"
     "It could just have been used as...a sort of target by someone searching for a
landing.  The Folstrom weren't, aren't the only people to go traveling among the
     "Whether it's them or not, it's bound to mean trouble," Sitalva said.
     "They could be innocent travelers," the Silver Mage protested.
     "And I could be Santa Clause, but it isn't likely.  Innocent travelers don't
arrive in black towers."  She looked over her shoulder at it.  Even as a featureless
silhouette, the place was sinister.
     "Stereotyping," Tensekai said.  He heaved himself to his feet.  "There are some
things I can try, to find out more about them.  But until they commit a hostile
action, we should assume they're not enemies."
     Sitalva opened her mouth to reply, but before she could form words, a light
blazed from the newly arrived tower.  It swept the water like a searchlight and
focused on a small vessel.  A fishing boat, she thought, going out for the night-
feeding kerrings.  The light, which had been white at first, changed to red.  Someone
on the boat screamed.  It wouldn't carry more than a crew of three, and she could see
two of them on the deck, staggering and struggling.  And evaporating.  In the last of
the illumination before the light winked off, she thought she saw the ship crumbling
into nothing.
     "They're enemies," Sitalva said.

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  MIDDLE WAY 10 had cause to celebrate, after CHIA EDEL got 16 points by 
beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE.  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by 
DOC FELLE, of MIDDLE WAY 10, who despite a 18-25-1 couldn't overcome VALAMANTIS' 
Number 1.  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging 
dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Those who owe 
RELENTLESS of THE BEARS money and had written her off, take note:  she'S BACK FROM 
THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND she'S MAD!!!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes 
for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Can anything 
compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for VALAMANTIS?  On that giddy note I 
take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RELENTLESS 4148              11   7  2    92       THE BEARS (268)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLUE BUTTERFLY 3642           3   0  0    87       MIKE'S INK (380)
 DOC FELLE 4139               18  25  1    80       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EB GOLLU 4138                11  32  0    65       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUBWAY 4188                   2   0  0    26       PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)
 DODGE'EM DUDE 4210            4   0  0    24       CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JIM DIGRIZ 3163               1   6  1    16       STAINLESS STEEL RAT (338)
 GOOD BEAR 4200                1   1  0    16       THE BEARS (268)
 CHIA EDEL 4219                1   0  0    16       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-LAN NAMDRAGORAN 4167          1   0  0    15       THE DAMNED II (423)
-TAR PIT 4217                  1   0  0    13       THE BEARS (268)
 JACK OF SHADOWS 4211          2   2  0    10       CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)
-LYNN THAO 4190                1   0  0    10       THE DAMNED II (423)
 ANGEL DUST 4191               1   1  0     7       THE DAMNED II (423)
-COOPER 3850                   1   2  0     5       MIKE'S INK (380)
 ERFIN GORAM 4220              0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-SIR MARIUS 4169               0   1  0     1       THE DAMNED II (423)
 BALI DARRAS 4221              0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-HASSAN I SAHBA 4212           0   1  0     1       CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)
-PSYCHEDELIC WARLORD 4209      0   1  0     1       CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)
-CANDY FLOSS COWBOY 4213       0   1  0     1       CHURCH OF HAWKWIND (427)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BANDIT PRINCE 25       0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          RELENTLESS 4148       365 NONE    
ALTA CHESS 4137       18 24 0 MIDDLE WAY 10 420     RELENTLESS 4148       364         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Train Wreck -- (groaning)  Remind me to stick to private transport.  Or maybe ride a
bus. -- Doc Felle

Relentless -- You know, I didn't need that. -- Ghost of Alta Chess

Why doesn't anyone give us a chance to STUDY Kung-Fu, if we have to fight masters of
it all the time? -- Eb Gollu the ill-used

Train Wreck of the Bears, now Lord Protector for the city and state of Valamantis,
hear the words of your ruler.  In accordance with the declaration made by Lady Sheila
of the Grey Wand that you shall be awarded "lands," the lady having no lands of her
own to dispense, Lord Shamarrik of Valamantis offers you a choice between a fifth-
level estate in Old Valamantis (you will have to excavate the levels above it, and
there may be, well, problems, if you understand what I'm saying) or a share in the
trading expedition of the good ship Stormcat to the elven lands of Itril Bay.  You
may choose either or forego the honor, but in foregoing you forfeit the right to
lands other than those purchased or otherwise acquired in a normal manner. --
Memsettis the Downtrodden, General Manager of Valamantis Arena

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RELENTLESS delivered the death blow upon BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TRAIN WRECK vanquished DOC FELLE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
EB GOLLU was demolished by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GOOD BEAR was bested by DODGE'EM DUDE in a 2 minute contest.
ANGEL DUST defeated ERFIN GORAM in a 2 minute novice's fight.
JACK OF SHADOWS bested BALI DARRAS in a popular 1 minute beginner's brawl.
CHIA EDEL bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  16 -  3      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 365 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RELENTLESS 4148            11   7  2   92 THE BEARS (268)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RELENTLESS 4148.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CHIA EDEL 4219.  The ten other most popular fighters were GOOD BEAR 4200, ANGEL 
4210, BALI DARRAS 4221, DOC FELLE 4139, EB GOLLU 4138, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was EB GOLLU 4138.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DOC FELLE 4139, BALI DARRAS 4221, DODGE'EM DUDE 4210, RELENTLESS 4148, 
4219, and  0.

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

TRAIN WRECK (62-4121) THE BEARS (268)