Date   : 08/30/2005    Duedate: 09/12/2005


DM-63    TURN-361

This Weeks Top Honors


(63-2396) [10-2-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MALICHAI                       POSITION IS EMPTY
WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)       
(63-2396) [10-2-0,129]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MALICHAI                       BOUNCING BEA
WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)       WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2396) [10-2-0,129]         (63-2635) [2-0-0,29]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)             40
2. WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)    15      EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
3. SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)   5      Unchartered Team
4. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)    -28
                                       SWITHC-A-RU (280)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   39  25  2 60.9   1/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           9  3 0
 2/ 0 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  36  32  7 52.9   2/ 1 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)   5 10 0
 3/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)          451 509 10 47.0   3/ 0 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)  1  0 0
 4/ 5 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)   4  10  0 28.6   4/ 5 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  1  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

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Storm Season #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     "Feels kinda funny to be doing this," Kurilo Descchan said.  The Ambitious Guard
fiddled with one of the buckles holding his armor.
     "What, fighting monsters?  I can well believe it's a strange experience for a
Delarquan," Spymaster Artor began.
     "No, monsters we got down south, and we fight 'em."  The Guard shrugged.  "It's
the 'defending Kati-Tei' part that feels strange.  It isn't what I was brought up
     The Spymaster's lip curled.  "So you're saying we can't depend on you to stand
by us?  Typical Delarquan!  We should--"
     "We should shut up and take the allies we've got," Hodag cut in.  The Black Orc
bared his fangs at Artor in what might have been a smile.  Or maybe not.
     "That's what I was about to say.  That I've, well, had my eyes opened, so to
speak.  I see now that we've all got to stick together against the REAL enemy,"
Kurilo said.
     "The Karnhorns," Ziffrin Sheel hissed.  The Mercenary was a Veteran of many
skirmishes against the eastern nation, and he had never had a good thing to say about
them.  He spat over the side of their ship.  "May the Vulture-worshippers live
forever in Hell."
     Hodag glanced at the Mercenary, considered the impossibility of arguing with
such a pigheaded attitude, and kept silent.  Orcs had just as hard a time in the
Karnhorn lands as Aruaki did, but he hoped he was smart enough to tell the difference
between human perversity (to which orcs were equally subject) and the summoning of
demons (which, it was true, some orcs also did).  No one should be allowed to get
away with demons.
     "There she blows!" Kurilo said.  He blushed.  She was blowing literally, a
distinctly female demon with the head of a snake and the wings of...something winged,
hard to tell.  And she was blowing or otherwise stirring up a gale by beating her
wings, and lashing the surface of the lake to foam.  Should foam be black, though?
     Before he could mention this, the rim of foam racing toward them reached the
ship on which they stood.  Which burst into flame.

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to EMPIRE OF THE SUN, as they are pushed from the 
coveted top team spot by the WAYFARERS stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for HITCH 
HIKER, who flew up 29 points in the rankings after mashing HAYABUSA like a melon.  
Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was HAYABUSA, 
who dropped 25 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with HITCH HIKER. 
In front of all the crowds, MALICHAI took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give 
the bum two weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid 
aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  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                  
 MALICHAI 2396                10   2  0   129       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABURO SAKAI 2605            10   3  0    92       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHINDEN-KAI 2601              7   6  1    72       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SEVERIN 2394                  7   5  1    68       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HITCH HIKER 2592              8   7  0    66       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAYABUSA 2603                 9   4  0    41       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 RAIDEN 2602                   8   5  1    41       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UG 2615                       2   0  1    33       WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
 BOUNCING BEA 2635             2   0  0    29       WAYFARERS (248)
 ROADBLOCK 2611                5   4  0    28       WAYFARERS (248)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORYU 2604                    5   7  0    22       EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
 FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556       4   7  0    21       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
 TOM-TOM TORA 2634             2   0  0    14       WAYFARERS (248)
 AVALANCH LILY 2636            1   1  0    12       WAYFARERS (248)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Furtive Returns II -- You're just too darned furtive for success.  Give it up. --

Toryu -- Next time you see someone looking for a ride, don't be so snooty about it,
bub. -- Hitch Hiker

You call that FRIENDLY?  I had to break the guy's arm to get him to keep his hands to
himself. -- Tom-Tom Tora

People SAY that Scribe is Trustworthy, but what I want to know is, how can they tell?
-- Bouncing Bea

That Shiftyeyed Volunteer is too tiresome.  I keep trying to meet his eyes, the way
one should when conversing, and he keeps shifting them away.  I think he's hiding
something. -- Avalanche Lily

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

SABURO SAKAI was devastated by MALICHAI in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
SHINDEN-KAI was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome battle.
HAYABUSA was demolished by HITCH HIKER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
ROADBLOCK was viciously subdued by RAIDEN in a popular 4 minute brutal fight.
FURTIVE RETURNS II unbelievably bested AVALANCH LILY in a 2 minute brawl.
TORYU was viciously subdued by BOUNCING BEA in a 5 minute competition.
TOM-TOM TORA won victory over SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  15 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW         5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   6 -  0      33  |

Turn 361 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         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MALICHAI 2396              10   2  0  129 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287)
PARRY-STRIKE     SHINDEN-KAI 2601            7   6  1   72 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
STRIKING ATTACK  HITCH HIKER 2592            8   7  0   66 WAYFARERS (248)
PARRY-LUNGE      RAIDEN 2602                 8   5  1   41 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MALICHAI 2396.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BOUNCING BEA 2635.  The ten other most popular fighters were AVALANCH LILY 2636, 
2592, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556, and HAYABUSA 2603.

The least popular fighter this week was SABURO SAKAI 2605.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HAYABUSA 2603, FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, 
2602, and AVALANCH LILY 2636.