Date   : 08/30/2006    Duedate: 09/12/2006


DM-65    TURN-376

This Weeks Top Honors


(65-6512) [14-3-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LEPAR                          POSITION IS EMPTY
COLOR CRAYONS (705)            
(65-6512) [14-3-0,113]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SAND DANCERS (233)             POSSE (718)
(65-6608) [23-22-1,92]         (65-6769) [11-4-2,85]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KILLER TUNES (191)          43
2. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)          37GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
3. STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)       32      Unchartered Team
4. TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)   8
5. REFUGEES (377)               7      DA 1 (385)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  78  30  4 72.2   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  6 0
 2/ 2 COLOR CRAYONS (705)       76  44  4 63.3   2/ 3 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)        8  7 1
 3- 3*MARY'S SOAPS (719)        13   9  1 59.1   3/ 9 KILLER TUNES (191)        8  7 0
 4/ 4 KILLER TUNES (191)       131 109  7 54.6   4/ 4 COLOR CRAYONS (705)       7  3 1
 5/ 5 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       186 173  5 51.8   5/ 2 POSSE (718)               6  9 1
 6/ 6 STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)    100  96  7 51.0   6- 5*MARY'S SOAPS (719)        5  4 0
 7/ 7 POSSE (718)              121 122  8 49.8   7/ 6 REFUGEES (377)            5  5 0
 8/ 8 TIL DEATH DO US PA (724) 271 296 27 47.8   8/ 7 STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)     3  2 0
 9/ 9 SAND DANCERS (233)       768 902 20 46.0   9/ 8 GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  3  3 0
10/10 REFUGEES (377)           411 498 14 45.2  10/10 TIL DEATH DO US PA (724)  2  3 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

               * >)] H [(< * >)] Til Death Do Us Part [(< * >)] H [(< *

Dal Shang:

     Clang.  Clank.  Clang.  The sounds of metal being hammered grew louder as 
Octavia approached the blacksmith shop.  It was located behind the guildhouse of Til 
Death Do Us Part, approached by an alley along the side of the main building.
     Octavia pulled the heavy door open and stepped inside just in time to see the 
smith plunge the orange-glowing metal into a barrel of water.  It hissed like a 
hundred snakes as steam burst upward, then faded out.  Then Valarion pulled another 
hunk of metal from the forge and began hammering on it.
     "Excuse me," Octavia said.  Her voice was drowned out by the hammering.  She bit 
her lip in frustration, then shrugged and decided to wait for a quiet moment before 
she spoke again.  When the beating stopped, she yelled, "EXCUSE ME!"  Her ears were 
still ringing, but this time the smith heard her and looked up.
     "Oh!  Hello, I didn't see you there," he said.
     "Yes...."  She shook her head, trying to make the ringing in her ears stop.  "I 
need to find Killjoy.  Do you know where I can find her?"
     "She would be in the house," he said.  "You can go through there."  He pointed 
to another door in the far side of the smithy.
     Octavia nodded thanks and went through it, walked across the back yard of the 
guildhouse, and up to the back porch.  Just as she raised her hand to knock on the 
door, it was flung open and Synthia and Kraj walked out.  She jumped a little and 
pulled her hand back.
     Synthia raised her eyebrows and took half a step back, also surprised.  "Hello.  
Can I help you?"
     "I am...."
     "Octavia," a voice from inside the house called her name.
     "It seems you were expected."  Synthia held open the door to let her pass.  
"Good luck," she said, smiling.
     Octavia stepped inside warily and met Killjoy face to face for the first time.
     "So, you want to be a gladiator," Killjoy said.
     Octavia just smiled at her.
     "Well, then.  Let's talk."  Killjoy led the way into her office.

The Isle of the Eye:

     The newly enrolled Lord Protector Tropical Cooler peered up the small hill to 
the house at the top.  "I hope this is the right place," she muttered, checking the 
written directions one last time.  The wind was blowing a lot colder here than it had 
in Dal Shang, and she shivered.  As she trudged up the hill to the house, the wind 
picked up.
     The house was small and in bad condition.  The owner had clearly been attempting 
to repair it, but there was still plenty of work to be done.  As she crossed the 
porch, she noticed a door that was not on the side of the house but set into the 
floor of the porch itself.  That was a strange thing, and she didn't really like 
strange things.  She walked carefully around it to knock on the normal door.
     "Hello?"  The man who opened the door had red hair and youthful feathers.
     "I hope I'm in the right place.  Are you Wild Weasel?"
     "Yes, that's me."
     "I have a message for you from Killjoy," she said, handing over the package.
     Wild Weasel could see that Killjoy's seal was intact, so he opened it and pulled 
out the letter, then paused when he saw that Tropical Cooler was shivering.  "Come 
inside," he said.  "It was colder for me, as well, when I first got here."  He closed 
the door behind them and motioned for her to sit down.  "Tapestry!  Will you make 
some hot tea, please?"
     "Yes, dear."  The woman's voice came from the next room.
     "So, you're from Simtakka?" Weasel asked.
     "Dal Shang, actually.  Killjoy is there now, too."
     A tall woman with long white hair walked in with tea for everyone.
     "Thank you, hun," Weasel said,  "This is...?  I'm sorry, I didn't ask your 
     "Tropical Cooler.  Lord Protector now," she added proudly.
     Wild Weasel nodded and settled back in his chair as the two women talked and got 
to know each other.

     Wild Weasel
          I hope you are enjoying your retirement.  How are Tapestry and your son,
     Gadryal, doing?
          There is a matter I need to discuss with you, but not like this.  I know it
     is asking a lot of you, but will you come to Dal Shang?  I wouldn't ask this of
     you if it wasn't a very serious matter.  It has something to do with the secret
     you found under your house a few years ago.  I hope that is enough to entice you
     to come here.
          Be well, and I will see you soon.

Dal Shang:

     "Well, Octavia, I think we can accept you.  We will get everything finalized 
tomorrow.  Congratulations."
     "Thank you," Octavia said with a half-smile.  She had hoped that she would be 
     Killjoy opened her office door for Octavia to leave just as Triss walked by.  
She and Triss made eye contact, and a feeling of dread washed over Octavia.  *Have I 
met her?  Has she seen me?*  But those thoughts faded as Triss just kept walking and 
disappeared down the hall.
     "Let's tell everyone the good news," Killjoy said.

The Isle of the Eye:

     Wild Weasel sat for a minute watching the two women talk.  They seemed to be 
getting along just great.  They won't miss me, he thought, then got up and walked 
outside.  He pulled open the door on the floor of the porch and went down into the 
home under his house.
     He lit one torch, then used it to light others.  The glow from the flames 
flickered and danced on the walls.  There was a short hall and then a large chamber.  
In the center was the skeleton of a dragon long dead.  This was Wild' Weasel's 
favorite place to be.  He rubbed his hands along the smooth bones.  What a 
magnificent creature it must have been!  Directly behind it was a door that led to 
another, much smaller, chamber.
     In the center of the smaller room was a pedestal, and resting on it was a sword.  
He picked up the blade and held it for a moment, admiring the play of torchlight on 
the prefection of the metal.
     "What are your secrets?" he asked the sword, knowing no answer would come.  His 
hand closed around the grip that fit him so perfectly.  He swung the sword through 
the air until the familiar soft red glow developed.  "Let us find out together, 

To be continued....

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I don't think I've been this this happy in a long time.  Looks like my win last turn
got me the political points I needed to get out of here.  That gives Otis all ten
styles at the Isle finally.  Someone asked a few turns back why he would run a team
just to get me my invite, now you know why.  Not sure if he is going to continue
running Killer Tunes or move on to some of younger teams.  Only time will tell.

Off to Party Immortal Style
LA Woman

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in DAL SHANG this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  KILLER TUNES stable has parlayed this turn's 
4-1-0 into a 6 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good 
work, guys!  And let's see, ANOTHER BRICK PT2 fought LISSANE TYL DRU and gained 20 
points and contributed to KILLER TUNES' 4-1-0.  LISSANE TYL DRU has lost to ANOTHER 
BRICK PT2, falling 18 points, while helping make SAND DANCERS a 2-2-0 turn.  
Defending hers title for another turn, L.A. WOMAN kept DAL SHANG's warrior, SWEET 
ANELLA, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw 
last night, cramped under the table at The Blazing Unicorn?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  KILLER TUNES has cause to stand tall, as 
they were DAL SHANG's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding KILLER TUNES more than any other team we find COLOR CRAYONS.  DAL 
SHANG, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged 
warrior this turn was REFUGEES' warrior MODORAM.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  In a fit of brilliance or of stupidity (hard to say 
sometimes), UGLY DUCKING challenged ANNABEL BLACKHEART today, facing a 34 difference 
in recognition.  And crowds were on their feet when UGLY DUCKING claimed a victory 
from ANNABEL BLACKHEART, and now has 97 points for his efforts.  CRACKERMAN from 
KILLER TUNES took a risk this turn by bravely challenging up 32 points in a challenge 
against GOBARL.  And though CRACKERMAN lost to GOBARL, the valiant attempt earned him 
3 worth of recognition.  Foolhardiness can sometimes pay.  RED of COLOR CRAYONS had 
better have a good reason for challenging down 8 points in a challenge which she 
lost.  I thought RED showed great skill and promise when she was subdued by MODORAM.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  The Blazing Unicorn declares a free 
round for LONER and all of MIGHTY DUCKS, for having revenged POSSE's REVEREND BLOOD 
for killing one of their comrades.  Is it really true that DAL SHANG has more 
dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, DAL SHANG, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet 
again, keep your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in DAL 
SHANG again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEPAR 6512                   14   3  0   113       COLOR CRAYONS (705)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEADWOOD 6669                16   4  1   106       POSSE (718)
 DUI 3076                     22  18  0   104       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 KO LAO-DEN 6614              22  21  2   102       SAND DANCERS (233)
 UGLY DUCKING 6771             7   6  0    97       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 KASSAL TEN DRU 6608          23  22  1    92       SAND DANCERS (233)
 GOBARL 6604                  21  29  0    92       REFUGEES (377)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIFT CERTIFICATE 6787        11   3  0    86       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
 ANNABEL BLACKHEART 6769      11   4  2    85       POSSE (718)
 HEMORRHAGE 6420               9   4  1    74       KILLER TUNES (191)
 SCREWDRIVER 3541              8   3  1    71       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 JAEGO SARL 6709              16   8  0    68       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRACKERMAN 6421               6   7  0    60       KILLER TUNES (191)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADE IT HOME 6671            12  10  0    56       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
-B.B. SAGE 6661                4   2  1    54       MARY'S SOAPS (719)
 M2 MALLARD 6786              10   3  0    50       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 SIGBAN 6710                  12  12  1    49       REFUGEES (377)
 FRIAR DUCK 6865               4   3  0    45       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONER 6779                    6   6  1    44       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 IRISH CREAM 3065              9  14  1    42       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 SIXKILLER 6795                5   5  0    36       POSSE (718)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANOTHER BRICK PT2 6475        4   3  1    33       KILLER TUNES (191)
 VALARION 6808                 4   3  0    33       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 MAN-O-WAR 6810                6   2  2    32       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 AMORE' 6879                   2   0  0    28       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 GRAY 6557                     2   0  1    24       COLOR CRAYONS (705)
 GREY GOOSE 6878               2   0  0    24       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REVEREND BLOOD 6868           3   4  1    23       POSSE (718)
 MODORAM 6880                  2   2  0    15       REFUGEES (377)
 BROWN 6561                    1   1  0    14       COLOR CRAYONS (705)
 CHIANA 6807                   3   3  0    13       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
-COCONUT 6791                  1   1  0    13       MARY'S SOAPS (719)
 PORK SODA 6870                1   2  0    13       KILLER TUNES (191)
 LISSANE TYL DRU 6881          3   1  0    11       SAND DANCERS (233)
 GREEN 6556                    1   1  0     8       COLOR CRAYONS (705)
-LILAC 6664                    2   1  0     7       MARY'S SOAPS (719)
 RED 6882                      1   1  0     5       COLOR CRAYONS (705)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BAY RUM 6662           4  1 0 MARY'S SOAPS 719      LONER 6779            374 REVENGED
DUCK SOUP 6884         0  2 0 MIGHTY DUCKS 720      DELHARAN THE SILEN 22 376 NONE    
M-1 MALLARD 6780       5  6 0 MIGHTY DUCKS 720      REVEREND BLOOD 6868   374 JUST REV
YOUNG GUN 6867         3  4 0 POSSE 718             MAN-O-WAR 6810        376         
SLUGGO 6883            0  1 0 TIL DEATH DO US P 724 SMALL BELRAN 21       376 NONE    
KRAJ 6869              1  3 0 TIL DEATH DO US P 724 GRAY 6557             376         
LONG SHOT 6815        17 15 5 TIL DEATH DO US P 724 KASSAL TEN DRU 6608   373         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

M2 -- Amazing what a change of weapon will do to the outcome of a fight. --

Lissane -- Very bad blind challenge on my part.  Think I'll do a little more research
before I try that again. -- Pork Soda

Ugly Duckling -- One can overlook a great deal of plainness of feature when one meets
so much quickness of mind.  What a superb student you are! -- Kassal ten Dru

Crackerman -- Well, we can always hope that your training will aid you in NOT getting
crumbs inside your armor this time.  It must itch horribly. -- Ko Kao-Den

Pork Soda -- That is a totally disgusting concept. -- Lissane tyl Dru
P.S.  But you're a long drink of soda, aren't you?

L.A. Woman -- Bye-bye! -- Jeri Tavan

Oh, a standby.  What a thrill. -- Jaego Sarl

L.A. Woman -- I got a cushion for the throne when I was there, but it seems to have
disappeared since then.  Check with some of the later duelmasters to see if anyone
will admit taking it. -- Kassal ten Dru
P.S.  And congratulations on your win and your title and YOUR GRADUATION!  Big
congratulations on that.

I always wanted a Gift Certificate, but I never get one. -- Gobarl

How about if we just ignore that little loss, eh?  It was a mismatch anyway. --

Gray -- So, is it that you feel drab, or that you don't have distractions, that you
got so mean? -- Modoram

11 August 2006
All -- I support Vendetta Cartel's observation of The Dark Knights!  If war is
declared on V.C. by The Dark Knights, then war is also declared on The Dark Knights
of the Desolate Empire by The Avengers of Light!  We have been quietly awaiting such
a chance to expose ourselves (all interested parties contact me c/o The Barbarians:
DM 31, Attn: Timothias)!  Come, Vendetta Cartel, let us show these broke-down
"Knights" what true warriors are! -- Gemini Goldphoenix, Overlord of The Avengers of

26 August 2006
The Avengers of Light.  Another VC lackey?  What's the matter VC, are you scared?
Bringing in reinforcements.  It matters not, bring your avengers and they shall be
crushed!  I am Dark Knight Blackstorm and I represent the Desolate Empire and can
easily be found in 8, 28, 31, 47, 54, and 106.  I reply with steel and your women
shall cry when they start the body count!!!!!!!!!  Remember to sign your posts to
whoever from the VC wrote that earlier Ad. -- Dark Knight Blackstorm

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DUCK SOUP was butchered by DELHARAN THE SILENT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SLUGGO was butchered by SMALL BELRAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
LONER demolished REVEREND BLOOD in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
LEPAR overpowered DUI in a unpopular 8 minute gory mismatched Challenge Title duel.
GIFT CERTIFICATE was luckily beaten by KO LAO-DEN in a 1 minute Challenge match.
DEADWOOD vanquished KASSAL TEN DRU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
UGLY DUCKING beat ANNABEL BLACKHEART in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge brawl.
CRACKERMAN was savagely defeated by GOBARL in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
FRIAR DUCK was vanquished by JAEGO SARL in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ANOTHER BRICK PT2 vanquished LISSANE TYL DRU in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
RED was narrowly defeated by MODORAM in a 3 minute novice's Challenge melee.
L.A. WOMAN overpowered SWEET ANELLA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SCREWDRIVER devastated SIXKILLER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
HEMORRHAGE demolished SIGBAN in a 1 minute gory mismatched match.
M2 MALLARD overcame IRISH CREAM in a popular 2 minute conflict.
MADE IT HOME slimly won victory over VALARION in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
MAN-O-WAR dispatched YOUNG GUN in a 1 minute fray.
CHIANA beat NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute brawl.
BROWN was bested by GREY GOOSE in a 2 minute novice's brawl.
GRAY executed KRAJ in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GREEN was luckily beaten by PORK SODA in a 8 minute bloody novice's match.
AMORE' devastated OLTIMAL THE LAME in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -   8 -  1      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   40 -  28 -  4      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  18 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    31 -  29 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        17 -  18 -  0      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  16 -  1      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 376 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:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      LEPAR 6512                 14   3  0  113 COLOR CRAYONS (705)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEADWOOD 6669              16   4  1  106 POSSE (718)
BASHING ATTACK   KO LAO-DEN 6614            22  21  2  102 SAND DANCERS (233)
SLASHING ATTACK  HEMORRHAGE 6420             9   4  1   74 KILLER TUNES (191)
PARRY-STRIKE     JAEGO SARL 6709            16   8  0   68 SAND DANCERS (233)
PARRY-LUNGE      M2 MALLARD 6786            10   3  0   50 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KASSAL TEN DRU 6608.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ANNABEL BLACKHEART 6769.  The ten other most popular fighters were GOBARL 
6604, IRISH CREAM 3065, UGLY DUCKING 6771, RED 6882, MADE IT HOME 6671, GREEN 6556, 

The least popular fighter this week was DUI 3076.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LEPAR 6512, PORK SODA 6870, KRAJ 6869, SIGBAN 6710, SIXKILLER 6795, 
SOUP 6884.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DEADWOOD (65-6669) POSSE (718)
DUI (65-3076) STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)

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

L.A. WOMAN (65-6317) KILLER TUNES (191)