Date   : 05/25/2005    Duedate: 06/07/2005


DM-65    TURN-343

This Weeks Top Honors


(65-6518) [10-3-0,83]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BACKLASH                       POSITION IS EMPTY
TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)          
(65-6518) [10-3-0,83]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

REFUGEES (377)                 SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6554) [16-23-1,81]         (65-6615) [7-3-0,52]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REFUGEES (377)              23
2. TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)       15      TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
3. SAND DANCERS (233)           4      Unchartered Team

                                       LEGION II (360)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    126  90  4 58.3   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)       10  4 0
 2/ 4 REFUGEES (377)           361 429 12 45.7   2/ 2 REFUGEES (377)            6  6 0
 3/ 5 SAND DANCERS (233)       685 824 15 45.4   3/ 4 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     3  0 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Since I actually lost the title match, I am allowing Maldi Stonebreaker, the
victor, to do the column, even though the Commission ignores his right to it.

                                   Tebas ten Kogan

     Well, it's only fair, after all.  But a lot of gladiators are too glad to have
the stupid title--can you spend it at the weaponsmith's?  As if!--to do the right
     Not that I have a lot to say, or there's anyone here who's listening.  But it's
the principle of the thing.  So, here goes whatever.
     As you might guess from my id number, the Commission wanted to call me the
Khalhums Dwarf.  Idiots.  Sure, I'm a dwarf, and proud of it, too!  And I can see why
any self-respecting dwarf would want to get out of that dead-alive hole, Khalhums.
But I'm from the Hall of Khra, which is north of here, north even of Lin Tirian.  A
fine place, Khra, better than any Alastarian dwarf-hole.  Good mines, good smithies.
WE don't have to leave home to support ourselves, like those Khalhumsites.  Which is
why you don't see lots of the Dwarves of Khra in the arenas.  As if!  Just a few of
us, to keep any eye on the workings of the Grey Witch.  Now, THERE is a troublemaker.
Not that any of you gladiators are going to listen to me on that--too eager to get
her promised "immortality"!  If only you knew what strings were attached....

                                Maldi Stonebreaker

P.S.  Yes, and I could eat Churro the Spike for breakfast, except that he's too

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly DAL SHANG games.  My praise to REFUGEES for their 
3-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of 
notice!  CHURRO THE SPIKE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested CAPTIAN LENSAR and was awarded 12 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, ONE-EYED YOFAN put down KO LAO-DEN, causing him to 
lose 11 points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of 
BACKLASH, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in 
the city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In DAL SHANG "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACKLASH 6518                10   3  0    83       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554        16  23  1    81       REFUGEES (377)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAKORIL 6596                 13   8  1    64       REFUGEES (377)
 TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598         10   9  0    64       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KASSAL TEN DRU 6608           8   4  0    59       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JERI TAVAN 6615               7   3  0    52       SAND DANCERS (233)
 GOBARL 6604                   8   9  0    46       REFUGEES (377)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KO LAO-DEN 6614               7   3  1    41       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGOLAS 6607                  4  11  1    24       REFUGEES (377)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DANNAL TEN VARN 6621          2   0  0    21       SAND DANCERS (233)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I beat Mim Yellowhair, so it's ME who gets to do a personal, right?  Not that I have
anything to say, and Mim isn't listening anyway.  Drat the woman, she NEVER listens.
-- Kassal ten Dru the annoyed

It is advised that Dengan the Trader should confine himself to trading in the future,
as he is not skilled in the arena. -- Ko Lao-Den
P.S.  But he's murderous with an abacus.

I don't see why Kassal has such a down on Mim, but I can see why SHE has a down on
HIM.  She's a lady, even if she is a foreigner, and he's RUDE. -- Jeri Tavan

Remind me never to buy anything mended by Vervan the Tinker.  Even if he's better at
tinkering than gladiating (and he could hardly be worse), that isn't saying much. --
Dannal ten Varn

Ed. -- True, but during the daytime, at least, they are quiet.  THIS place is even
quiet at night. -- Li Dan

     I'd rather have quiet at night than during the day.  At night I sleep--day is
     for banging drums and reducing innocent trees to shreds. -- Ed.

Backlash -- Wow, a real match!  I'd be so excited...if I'd won.  (sigh)  Good fight
for you, I guess, but you were too good for me. -- Gobarl

Nobody said I had to be nice to Dengan, who IS a foreigner, after all, so I wasn't.
-- Dakoril

Everybody agrees that we should send Feltar of Illis BACK to Illis, and I did my bit
to encourage him to go.  Why doesn't he, anyway?  It isn't like he's WELCOME here. --

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TEBAS TEN KOGAN was devastated by BACKLASH in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
CHURRO THE SPIKE won victory over CAPTIAN LENSAR in a 2 minute brutal uneven battle.
DAKORIL overpowered SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched duel.
KO LAO-DEN was overpowered by ONE-EYED YOFAN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JERI TAVAN bested DENGAN THE TRADER in a popular 5 minute bloody duel.
KASSAL TEN DRU overpowered MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
GOBARL narrowly defeated KORKA THE HAIRY in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
RAGOLAS was overpowered by POLWHIS THE CANDLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DANNAL TEN VARN overpowered BERVAN THE TINKER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   3 -  1      82  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 343 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     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BACKLASH 6518              10   3  0   83 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      DAKORIL 6596               13   8  1   64 REFUGEES (377)
SLASHING ATTACK  TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598       10   9  0   64 SAND DANCERS (233)
STRIKING ATTACK  KASSAL TEN DRU 6608         8   4  0   59 SAND DANCERS (233)
BASHING ATTACK   KO LAO-DEN 6614             7   3  1   41 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was JERI TAVAN 6615.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHURRO THE 
6614, DANNAL TEN VARN 6621, TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598, RAGOLAS 6607, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was RAGOLAS 6607.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598, DANNAL TEN VARN 6621, KO LAO-DEN 6614, BACKLASH 
TAVAN 6615, and  0.