Date   : 08/13/2012    Duedate: 08/25/2012


DM-62    TURN-542

This Weeks Top Honors


MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4596) [24-17-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KOLBERT MOON                   ROSWELL
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            COVER-UP (457)
(62-4596) [24-17-0,95]         (62-4633) [3-2-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KOLBERT MOON                   RIP
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            ZOMBIE SQUAD (458)
(62-4596) [24-17-0,95]         (62-4679) [2-0-0,25]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COVER-UP (457)              21
2. LEGION OF LEGEND (409)      19      LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
3. DISASTERS (448)             14      Unchartered Team
4. ZOMBIE SQUAD (458)           3
5. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)        -19      COVER-UP (457)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*COVER-UP (457)             3   2  0 60.0   1/ 2 ZOMBIE SQUAD (458)        6  1 0
 2/ 0 LEGION OF LEGEND (409)    57  52  2 52.3   2/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       6  9 0
 3/ 1 DISASTERS (448)           72  70  8 50.7   3/ 3*COVER-UP (457)            2  0 0
 4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      505 569 11 47.0   4/ 4 DISASTERS (448)           2  5 0
 5/ 4 ZOMBIE SQUAD (458)        16  21  1 43.2   5/ 0 LEGION OF LEGEND (409)    1  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                        6 Months Ago -- The Eastern Deserts

     The battlefield was shrouded in darkness, save for the torches carried by a
number of the soldiers and several magical orbs of light, which circled above lazily
at the command of the wizards.  The engagement had been a short one, as three huge,
lumbering Phase Dragons burst from the nearby caverns and ran straight into the fully
prepared army.  The archers took a savage toll on the beasts before the elite
gladiators charged in to finish the fray.  As the soldiers cleared the massive bodies
from the cavern mouth a small group of hooded men gathered a short distance away.
     "There is no question about it.  These are creatures from the Kaikwok Gate."
said Rillion, thoughtfully stroking his short beard. "I just don't understand how
they are accessing our world again despite the gate being completely sealed."
     Alongside the mage, the manager known as The Greek Guy sharpened a gleaming
battle axe.  "The Dark One said something about a rift or tear.  I'm not really up on
Gate Metaphysics, Rill.  All I know is they're here and they shouldn't be."
     "Managerr said they wouldn't be gone long." Added Rascally Rabbit, looking far
more sinister than his manager name implied, "and that we needed to hold this area
until they got back.  So that's what we need to do."
     One of the scouts shouted a brief warning and the soldiers assumed battle
formation once more.  The three arena managers stepped back behind a shield thrown up
by Rillion and prepared for a second engagement.  Within a moment, a snarling wave of
Jaguar warriors erupted from the cavern, pouring out toward the soldiers.
     The Greek Guy took the point and motioned to the troops.  "Move to engage!  Form
up!  Initiate Shield Wall!  Archers, volley fire!"
     A cloud of enchanted arrows hissed into the night, and then descended to shower
death upon the charging Jaguar warriors.  Scores of the beast men went down under the
fire but it was just a small fraction of their overall numbers.  Within a moment the
first ranks of the jaguars leapt upon the prepared troops, tearing and rending with
their razor sharp talons and fangs.  Despite the massive numbers, the shield wall
held, and the gate beasts seemed to be taking the worst of the exchange.  After a
moment, however, the Jaguar Warriors found some holes in the ranks and burst through,
creating havoc amongst the defenders.
     "Second line-- advance!  First line-- fall back!"
     The first defensive line fell back in an organized retreat, while a second wave
of defenders moved up.  Within a moment, they formed up to from a second defensive
line, while those formerly in the front line moved back to regroup.  At the same
time, another wave of arrows showered from the sky and cut down the confused Jaguar
     "We learned a lot from the first Gate incursion." Rillion commented to RR.  "The
Jaguar Warriors can be a terror one on one, but they don't fight well in organized
battles.  Those enchanted arrows help a lot, too.  One shot, one kill."
     Despite the confident words, the Jaguars were inflicting a savage toll on the
soldiers.  It was true, that the majority of the troops were gladiators and former
gladiators who were now protected by immortality magic, but still if they were
consumed by the Gate monsters, there would be no return.  As the battle raged, it
became clear that there were too many Jaguar warriors for the small army to defeat.
Rillion flicked his staff and sent a fireball into the Jaguar's flank.  It erupted
into a flaming explosion of heat and pressure, sending scores of the beast men
flying.  As he did so, the Rabbit gathered a nearby troop and rushed to cut off a
Jaguar offensive.
     The Greek Guy motioned for the trumpeters to sound the retreat.  "Back up the
hill!  Form defensive units.  Skirmishers forward to slow the advance."
     "This is not going well." Rillion commented as he blasted away a row of Jaguars
with a bolt of lightning.
     As he prepared a second bolt, he noticed a large vortex opening nearby.  A
travelling Gate was being opened.  Which meant either more Jaguars, or...?
     A second small army of heavily armored gladiator-soldiers appeared.  At their 
head rode Managerr, on a white stallion, and the Dark One, on his black gelding.
They motioned and their warriors charged into the Jaguar Warriors flank.  The numbers
now more even, the first army charged down the hill.  Within minutes the Jaguar
forces were destroyed.  Only a handful survived to flee back into the cavern.
     "Good timing."  Rascally Rabbit chuckled, his eyebrow arched, "You couldn't have
arrived just a touch sooner?"
     "It took us a while to scout out the ruins of our old training grounds on the
other side of the Kaikwok Gate." Managerr responded, "We stopped by to gather the
second division, as we thought we might need the manpower.  Apparently we were right.
The other side of the old Gate is completely empty.  They are all gone."
     "Gone?  There were millions of beings on that world.  You're telling me that
they're all gone?"
     The Dark One waved his staff and a vision of the Kaikwok Gate world appeared.
It was decimated.  Forests burned and blasted, temples shattered, riverbeds and lakes
dried up and shriveled.  "As he said.  All gone.  We detected residual magic.  Gate
magic.  I am not certain if it was left from an invader that came, exterminated that
world and enslaved what was left of the population or possibly the denizens of that
world developed Gate travel on its own and departed a dying world.  We have no way of
knowing which is the case."
     The Greek Guy received a message from one of the army runners, read it quickly
and motioned to his fellows.  "The engineers are ready."
     He motioned to a figure high up on the cliffside above the cave.  In a moment, a
thunderous explosion shook the ground.  Instantly a shower of boulders, shards of
stone and dirt rained down, burying the cavern opening under half the mountainside.
     Rillion nodded.  "That will do for this Gate access, but I expect there will be

           Three Months Ago -- The Dark Citadel -- Isle of of the Eye

     The Brotherhood of the Blade sat around the titanic obsidian table where they
often planned and plotted together.  This occasion was more serious, however, than
their usual debates over gladiatorial tactics and battle plans.  They were instead
embroiled in a lengthy discourse regarding the ongoing Gate incursions that had been
     "Sheila and her mage council can't figure out how to stop it." Managerr noted.
     "Sheila?"  The Greek Guy chuckled, "First name basis now, are we?"
     Managerr smirked at him.  "They can close the Gate opening when they find it,
but then another one opens somewhere else within a few days.  At some point they are
going to get access in a remote area and we won't find it in time.  If they can move
in a large force, it will be next to impossible to beat them back and close the
access.  It will be a mess."
     "And we still have no idea who is behind this and what's going on." Rillion
     "What we do know is that we don't have enough days in the week to keep running
around closing gates and fighting battles.  We're shorthanded.  Zalgor's missing in
action and Caesar is off-world fighting wars of his own.  Without their forces it's
even worse."  Rascally Rabbit shuffled through his roster.  "I've lost 15% of my
personal troops and I know you all have suffered losses as well."
     Managerr agreed.  "We're definitely short on members.  Mad Max and Tig Toad are
retired.  With Zalgor inactive and Caesar battling Picts or whatnot, we are at five
members.  Just barely enough in normal times and way short in these times."
     "We need to recruit some new members." The Greek Guy stated.  "We have a
tournament coming up and can talk to some managers there.  We need to find those who
are like-minded and who would get along with the rest of us, which is not always
     "Agreed." said the Dark One from beneath his cowl, "We can then announce our new
members.  We need more men and more troops.  I think we all have some candidates in
mind.  First, they must have no other allegiances.  Second, they must have the
martial knowledge we expect from our members.  And, the Greek Guy mentioned, they
have to be able to deal with us."

                        Present Day -- the Isle of the Eye
     One of the arena scribes rushed into the GC headquarters.  "We need 100 runners
to travel to every city in the land.  We're being paid 1,000 gold sovereigns to get
the news out!"
     "What news?"
     "The Brotherhood of the Blade is expanding!!  Here is the announcement!"
              *****                   *****                   *****
     Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  The Brotherhood of the Blade has chosen to add the following
new members to our ranks.  Effective immediately, the following managers have been
offered and have accepted membership to the Brotherhood:

May their successes be great and their victories many under our banner!

     Officially -- Managerr -- Grand High Moose of the Brotrotherhood of the Blade

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 707): RANDOM MANIAC of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 590): POLISH CAVALRY of MISNOMERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 712): PERCIATELLI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 684): KID KOALA of COLLEGE RADIO #4 (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 708): JUST LOSIN of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 703): SWEET FREDDY of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 712): SAW HORSE of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 696): SKYHAWK of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 698): KILL KITTEN of ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 697): COLD SHOT of THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 663): CHESTER GRELL of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 652): BASKERVILLE PIG of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 302): WOXTON of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 645): WHERETHEHECKISTAN of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 596): MANNY LEHMAN of PANSY DIVISION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 283): TONG PAK FU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 276): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 541): INFERNO of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 253): FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYERS (Assurnasirbanipal)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 589): SMELL CAREFULLY of STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 707): LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 590): THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 712): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 684): SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 708): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 703): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 712): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 696): FEARSOME FIVESOME (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 697): THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 652): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 302): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 645): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 596): PANSY DIVISION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 283): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 276): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 541): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 253): BASH BROS CABLE (Asssurnasirbanipal, mgr>)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 589) PUNCHLINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 706): NAEGLING of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                            WHISKEY of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 683): VAR-KHAN of SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 708): JUST LOSIN of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 712): SAW HORSE of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
               (turn 711): DEBBY of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 697): COLD SHOT of THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
               (turn 696): RAZE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 596): MANNY LEHMAN of PANSY DIVISION (Floyd, mgr.)
                             GALDOR O'HARE of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 541): INFERNO of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  ZOMBIE 
SQUAD now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for ROSWELL, who flew up 21 points in the rankings after mashing WALKER 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to 
walk out on the sands.  NEEVAN POVAR was beat by KUNG-FU MASTER and drops 17 points.  
Well, everybody's pal INFERNO moved his record to 18-3-0 by defeating KOLBERT MOON in 
the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 7 recognition points.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the VALAMANTIS 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?).  ATLAS says to his dog--'Who should I fight 
this week?'.  Dog says 'BLACK ORC'.  So the guy dies.  Moral?  Put lying dogs to 
sleep.  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 VALAMANTIS 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.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOLBERT MOON 4596            24  17  0    95       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEEVAN POVAR 4621            17  14  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-GHOUL 4644                    5   0  1    62       ZOMBIE SQUAD (458)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSWELL 4633                  3   2  0    54       COVER-UP (457)
 DIANA PRINCE 4452             3   0  0    39       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALKER 4642                   6   2  0    32       ZOMBIE SQUAD (458)
 HARBERT KREIGH 4656           6   5  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 RIP 4679                      2   0  0    25       ZOMBIE SQUAD (458)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HUMA 4406                     2   3  0    19       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
 DEE KAY 4670                  2   0  0    18       ZOMBIE SQUAD (458)
 JIMMY LOW 4675                2   2  1    17       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 BABE 4454                     2   1  0    16       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
-CHARLIE SPLEEN 4673           1   0  0    10       ZOMBIE SQUAD (458)
 KARRI NOLIS 4690              0   2  0     2       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OBAMA 4677              0  2 0 DISASTERS 448        SPYMASTER             542  NONE
ATLAS 4423              3  2 0 LEGION OF LEGEND 409 BLACK ORC             542  NONE
KAZ 4451                0  1 0 LEGION OF LEGEND 409 MOUNTAIN TROLL        542  NONE
HENDRED INGLE 4657      4  3 0 MIDDLE WAY 10 420    GHOUL 4644            538  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Inferno.  I guess your departure means the end of the heat
wave? -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Inferno -- Well, at least you weren't the Venomous Concubine.  For that mercy, I give
you thanks. -- Kolbert Moon

Beating up on a Convicted Assassin is always a way to feel good.  Although it palls
after a while. -- Neevan Povar

Walker -- No need to be VICIOUS, I already knew you had a huge edge in experience. --
Jimmy Low

Roswell -- It was the spaceship guys taught you to do that, wasn't it? -- Harbert

Charlie Spleen -- I found the idea of confronting a spleen... disconcerting. -- Karri

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ATLAS was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
OBAMA was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
KAZ was murdered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
INFERNO won victory over KOLBERT MOON in a 1 minute master's Title brawl.
NEEVAN POVAR was overpowered by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
WALKER was devastated by ROSWELL in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
DIANA PRINCE overpowered JIMMY LOW in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
HARBERT KREIGH bested BABE in a popular 1 minute competition.
DEE KAY handily defeated KARRI NOLIS in a 1 minute uneven melee.
RIP vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 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         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  21 -  1      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 542 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  5         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KOLBERT MOON 4596          24  17  0   95 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
AIMED BLOW       ROSWELL 4633                3   2  0   54 COVER-UP (457)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DIANA PRINCE 4452           3   0  0   39 LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOLBERT MOON 4596.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RIP 4679.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROSWELL 4633, DIANA 
PRINCE 4452, HARBERT KREIGH 4656, BABE 4454, DEE KAY 4670, ATLAS 4423, OBAMA 4677, 
KOLBERT MOON 4596, NEEVAN POVAR 4621, and KAZ 4451.

The least popular fighter this week was KARRI NOLIS 4690.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JIMMY LOW 4675, WALKER 4642, KAZ 4451, NEEVAN POVAR 4621, 
KOLBERT MOON 4596, OBAMA 4677, ATLAS 4423, DEE KAY 4670, BABE 4454, and HARBERT 
KREIGH 4656.

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

INFERNO (62-4581) DISASTERS (448)