Date   : 04/11/2007    Duedate: 04/24/2007


DM-65    TURN-392

This Weeks Top Honors


(65-6810) [15-9-3,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAN-O-WAR                      POSITION IS EMPTY
(65-6810) [15-9-3,108]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IRISH CREAM                    AMORE'
STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)          STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
(65-3065) [16-23-2,82]         (65-6879) [10-8-2,76]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          43
3. STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)       10      Unchartered Team
4. KANE'S BANE (519)            0
5. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)           0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 OZ 2 (556)                 9   2  1 81.8   1/ 1 TIL DEATH DO US PA (724) 11  4 0
 2/ 3 GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  92  39  4 70.2   2/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233)       10  5 1
 3- 4*MARY'S SOAPS (719)        17  13  1 56.7   3/ 4 POSSE (718)               6  7 0
 4- 5 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       230 203  6 53.1   4/ 6 STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)     5 10 1
 5/ 6 POSSE (718)              160 149 12 51.8   5- 2 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)        4  6 0
 6/ 7 TIL DEATH DO US PA (724) 317 329 30 49.1   6- 7 OZ 2 (556)                2  0 1
 7/ 8 STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)    129 145 12 47.1   7/ 8 GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  2  1 0
 8/ 9 SAND DANCERS (233)       808 933 21 46.4   8-11*KANE'S BANE (519)         1  1 0
 9-10 REFUGEES (377)           419 522 14 44.5   9- 5*MARY'S SOAPS (719)        0  3 0
10-11*KANE'S BANE (519)          1   2  0 33.3  10-10 REFUGEES (377)            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 [(< * >)] Til Death Do Us Part [(< * >)] H [(< *

In the North, Tenerus's tower:

     "We'll have to split up," Manowar said to the group.  "This is what I think we
should do.  Sitha, Bobika, and Octavia will come with me to Ini Palel.  The rest of
you stay here and search for information the location of the rest of the swords.
Octavia said Tenerus has researched it quite extensively, so the information is
probably still here.  You should start in his study."  Manowar turned to Sitha who
was standing behind him and raised an eyebrow in a silent request for comment.
     "I want to go with you."  Triss's voice was as close to a command as any of them
had ever heard it.
     Manowar looked back over his shoulder at her.  "No, Triss.  We need you to help
with the other swords."
     "He... it... has mine," she said.
     Manowar caught her shoulders so that she had to meet his eyes.  "Don't worry,
we'll get it back for you.  But you know more than anyone else about these swords.
You'll be better able to understand what information is found.  We need you here, and
we are wasting time.  It's a long way to the Twisted Lands."  He held her shoulders,
held her gaze until she dipped her head in agreement.
     "When you are sure you know where they are, go back to Dal Shang.  Joy will have
help by them," Manowar said.
     "Aranthar, here."  Weasel handed him the sword Angelfire.  "You might need
     Manowar smiled.  "Thank you, my friend."
     "Be safe," Weasel said.
     "Be safe," Manowar returned.
     When they had watched the four who were leaving out of sight, Lameto turned to
his companions.  He took a breath that was almost a sigh.  "Well... let's find some
swords," he said.

On the road:

     "The Twisted Lands," Bobika said in his best spooky voice.  "Sounds menacing."
     "There are a lot of things down here that are different from the way they are up
in Kekoral," Manowar said.
     "I'm beginning to see that."  Bobika sounded a bit sarcastic.
     Manowar snorted.  "You aren't... scared, are you?" he teased.
     "HA!  Bring it on!  Besides, how bad could it be, anyway?"  Both men began to
     The two women remained silent.  They both knew that the Twisted Lands were
nothing to laugh at.

On a different road:

     I have never been to Ini Palel before."  Frac's voice seemed to come out of
nowhere, out of a silence that had held for hours, since they'd left the castle.
     "I have," Savra said.  "A lot of Clawmoon there."
     "Clawmoon, huh?  They can be a tough lot."
     "The Clawmoon does not concern me," Hobgoblin said abruptly.
     "They have been around a very long time," Savra countered.
     "They might have some information we need," Frac added.
     "I don't want anything to do with them," Hobgoblin said.  He spat, his
irritation becoming apparent.
     "We may have no choice.  They may wonder what we are doing there.  After all,
it's their turf," Savra answered.  "We might find it useful to--"
     "If they want to know what I'm doing, let them try and find out.  They will
regret sticking their noses into my business," Hobgoblin growled.
     "I'm just saying they could help--"
     "Silence, necromancer!"  Hobgoblin shot her a hard look, so loaded with the
power of his dark personality that it was almost a spell.  Her mouth snapped shut.
"I won't need their help," he said.  "I know where we are going."  He glanced at
Tenerus, who was bound on the back of Frac's horse.  "There are ruins east of the
city.  Very old ruins.  That's where we will be going.  Clear?"
     Savra and Frac nodded, and they rode on in silence.

Dal Shang:

     "Very well, Killjoy has already signed her side, so all that remains is yours.  
Then it will be official."  The clerk, large, ponderous, very calm, slid the paper
across the counter.
     Salicia took the pen he held out and signed the contract, then handed back the
contract and the pen both.
     The clerk stamped it with an impressive seal and signed his own name across that
mark.  "Congratulations..." he glanced down at the form to find her newly chosen
arena name, "Karma."
     "Thank you."  Salicia smiled.
     The clerk leaned back, shedding some of his official manner.  "You know," he
said, "most of the time, the manager needs to be present for this.  But the signature
matched what we have on file, and you look like an honest person."  He paused and
looked more closely at her.  "You'd better be, anyway."  He chuckled, as though at
some private joke.  "You're committed now."
     "I assure you, everything is in order."
     "Very well, then.  Good luck, gladiator."

In the North, Tenerus's castle:

     Jinx stood in the doorway of the study and scowled down the hall.  "Keep it down
out there!" she yelled.
     Triss looked up from behind stacks of books.  All the ones she felt would give
them the best chance to find the last three swords she had pulled off the shelves.
They would have to be gone through more carefully.
     Jinx walked back to her, shaking her head.  "Those boys," she muttered.
     Triss pushed one pile of books toward her.  "Here, look through these," she
     Jinx sat down with a sigh, picked up a book, and started to thumb through it,
trying not to show how much the prospect bored her.  "What do I need to be looking
for?" she asked.
     "Anything that speaks of dragons or large beasts or magic swords.  Hopefully
we'll find SOMETHING.  Anything."  Triss didn't look up from the book in her hands.
     Jinx sighed deeply and began to read.
     Out in the hall, Weasel turned slowly back and forth, like a dog hunting for a
scent.  "Ha!  There!"  He pointed to a room near the end.
     "It's mine!"  Lameto ran toward it.
     "I saw it first," Weasel said, taking off after him.
     Lameto's head start was enough that he reached the doorway first and cut down
the zombie, dismembering it efficiently.  "That's seven for me," he boasted.  "Where
are you at?"
     "Seven, also," Weasel answered proudly.
     "You can't count the one with no arms and legs," Lameto argued.
     "Well, six, then."  Weasel frowned, shrugged, smiled.  "Let's go find more."
     In the study, Jinx pushed books away and leaned back, stretching, tilting her
chair back on two legs and glaring at the ceiling.  "This is taking sooo long," she
     "Daggerspine!" Triss said suddenly.
     "Huh?"  Jinx straightened.
     "I think one might be in the Daggerspine Mountains."  Triss put a bookmark in
place carefully.  Then she reached over and tugged on Jinx's foot, pulling her
forward.  The chair's front legs hit the floor with a thump.  "Here, Jinx, look."
She pointed to a paragraph.  "This part here," she said.
     Jinx read it, and her eyes opened wide.  She smiled.
     Triss smiled back.
     "I think we're going to do this," Jinx said.

     "It's infamous!"  Ardane, spy reporter for Andorak, scowled and drew back his
arm to throw his goblet through the window at the crowd outside.  Then paused to
drain the contents before resuming the about-to-throw-it position.
     "Now, now, it isn't THAT bad."  Desiree of Darkholm, always the voice of sweet
reason at these meetings, laid a hand on his, smiled, and guided the goblet back to
the table.  "It's just a little mistake, you know."
     "Ha!"  Debby Tonte of Free Blades stabbed viciously into her drink with an
umbrella.  "That's easy for YOU to say.  The Delarquans aren't complaining."
     "Of course not."  Galen of Talahya looked faintly envious as she pulled a chunk
of pineapple out of her glass and began to nibble it.  "That's because the Delarquans
are THE Masters of Kung-Fu."
     "You think some managers are complaining," Olaf Modeen said, "you should hear
what the GLADIATORS are saying.  All these rumors about the Aimed Blows having
'special enhancements'..." he shook his head.  "I know it isn't true, you know it
isn't true, the top managers know it isn't true--"
     "Of course it isn't true!"  Ketchum, spy reporter for Crysalis, matched scowls
with Ardane and said, "If ANY one style was going to get a special enhancement, it
should be--"
     "Not now, Ketch," Olaf said.  "Nobody gets, nobody has gotten, nobody WILL get,
special enhancements.  That's always been the rule, and we all know how the Greywand
hates changes.  The real problem--"
     "Try telling that to some of the managers," Debby muttered, peering into her
glass for more fruit.  "They don't want to hear it.  Every time I turn around, some
manager is claiming that someone got a special change and, you know, HE didn't and
it's all unfair."
     "The REAL problem," Olaf said firmly, over-riding her voice, "is explaining to
all the second-rate Aimed Blows why they haven't received any of these 'special
enhancements' they keep hearing about."
     "There aren't any special enhancements," Ardane growled.  "None.  Just managers
who noticed that the Kung-Fu Master is a lot more dangerous than anyone expected, and
have put YEARS into the study of Kung-Fu and learned how to really USE it for their
own gladiators."
     "Saved a lot on weapons, too," Ketchum murmured.
     "But people keep complaining," Debby Tonte said.  She fished one last piece of
fruit out of her glass and stared at it dubiously.
     "There WERE no special enhancements," Olaf said.  "There ARE no special
enhancements.  There WILL BE no special enhancements.  It's all a matter of deep
study and skilled management."
     "Like anyone's going to believe that!"
     "They have no choice," Ketchum said.  "If no 'special enhancements' were given
out, then none can be taken back.  It is the way it is.  What's the point in
complaining because the sun rises in the east?"

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, DAL SHANG?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for MARY'S SOAPS, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them 
by 4 into 9th.  Ha!  KANE'S BANE turned their 0-0-0 turn into a 8th place rank in the 
listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see JOEVINA SARIL win a fight and gain 22 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, JOEVINA SARIL beat STEELHORSE and STEELHORSE lost 17 points.  
You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as MAN-O-WAR 
takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, LORIN TEN KORO was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for DAL SHANG's 
morgue.  More variety.  I could say I saw this coming, but so could anyone else.  
Anyway, this turn it came.  MADE IT HOME's 21-16-0 has earned him the Dark Arena.  
Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless 
cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the DAL SHANG arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of DAL SHANG.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one 
in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAN-O-WAR 6810               15   9  3   108       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOBIAS BEECHER 5035           9   2  1   107       OZ 2 (556)
 SIXKILLER 6795               15   9  0   102       POSSE (718)
 REVEREND BLOOD 6868          13   8  2    97       POSSE (718)
 SCREWDRIVER 3541             14  13  2    96       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 OCTAVIA 6890                 12   4  2    93       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRIAR DUCK 6865              14   7  0    86       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 IRISH CREAM 3065             16  23  2    82       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 AMORE' 6879                  10   8  2    76       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIANA 6807                  11  11  0    59       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-B.B. SAGE 6661                5   3  1    51       MARY'S SOAPS (719)
 JOEVINA SARIL 6904            5   4  0    46       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MERRO DOSH 6912               6   2  1    41       SAND DANCERS (233)
 BOBIKA VHETT 6914             4   4  0    37       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
-BETTER DUCK 6889              8   7  0    34       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUCKY DUCK 6903               4   6  0    32       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 STEELHORSE 6900               8   2  0    31       POSSE (718)
 LORIN TEN KORO 6916           3   3  0    30       SAND DANCERS (233)
 BLACK VELVET 6913             3   5  0    28       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 KILLIAN TEN VIR 6926          3   0  0    26       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWIFTSTEEL 4764               1   2  0    21       KANE'S BANE (519)
 MOJITO 6896                   3  10  1    20       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 KARZIN TYRN 6911              5   3  0    18       SAND DANCERS (233)
-COCONUT 6791                  2   2  0    15       MARY'S SOAPS (719)
 KARMA 6925                    2   2  0    15       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
-LILAC 6664                    3   1  0    11       MARY'S SOAPS (719)
-DUCK AND COVER 6923           2   1  0     7       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
-DECOY 6915                    1   4  0     7       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
-LEMON 6885                    1   1  0     4       MARY'S SOAPS (719)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MADE IT HOME 6671     21 17 0 GOT IT FOR CHRIST 717 BLACK STORM 24        392 NONE    
LONESTAR 6901          5  4 2 POSSE 718             TOBIAS BEECHER 5035   391         
MODORAM 6880           7 11 0 REFUGEES 377          MOJITO 6896           390         
LISSANE TYL DRU 6881  10  6 0 SAND DANCERS 233      OCTAVIA 6890          388 NOT REVE
VALARION 6808         10  9 0 TIL DEATH DO US P 724 LONESTAR 6901         388 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Steelhorse -- For such a small horse, you buck like hell.  I can't stay the course.
-- Lorin ten Koro

Bobika Vhett -- But I *did* spare your life, so no problems, right? -- Karzin Tyrn

Ah, standbys, gotta love 'em. -- Joevina Saril
P.S.  In a platonic sense.

Joevina's correct, but then, she often is.  If only she wouldn't rub it in.... --
Merro Dosh

Decoy -- But then, I'm not a duck, so I wasn't decoyed by it. -- Killian ten Vir

Mojito -- If that's what you do when drunk, remind me never to fight you when you're
sober. -- Ghost of Modoram

Karzing -- I think they (whoever they are) like watching us fight.  So let's give
them a good show. -- Bobika

Reverend Blood -- ...You...Oh just graduate already! -- Octavia

Lucky Duck -- I got a good night sleep so I was a bit more ready this time. -- Chiana

Mojito -- Damn you...he was cute.  And well...Darnit! -- Chiana

Duck and Cover -- Hmmm, I think that what I'm supposed to do. -- Karma

Lemon -- You know what they say about lemons.... -- Black Velvet

Captain Lensar -- You standby guys, you must be getting better. -- Amore'

Refugees -- Sorry about that, I'm just now learning how to use that thing. -- Mojito

Coconut -- Ah, you're a sweet-smelling little wenchlet!  It'd be my pleasure to buy
you dinner and show you some of the sights. -- Merro Dosh

It's an embarrassment to lose to a standby, even if he IS one of the higher-ranked
standbys.  You KNOW they're told not to do their best. -- Joevina Saril
P.S.  And I only learned one skill from him, besides.

Bobika Vhett -- Drat.  That's what I get for being careless, isn't it? -- Karzin Tyrn

Ah, well, at least I defeated my standby.  And I do NOT want to hear how he is one of
the wimpier standbys, either!  He fought well, even got in the first blow. -- Lorin
ten Koro

Decoy -- Ah, but I'm not so easily fooled as a duck! -- Killian ten Vir
P.S.  But...I never thought of ducks before as being easily fooled.  There must be
some trick, because, really, ducks are pretty smart, aren't they?  Smarter than a
chicken, of course, anything is smarter than a chicken.  But smarter than a turkey,
too--after all, we don't have roast duck at major holidays, which just SHOWS.

Ah!  According to the mini-overviews, I have succeeded in completely evaporating the
Refugees.  They all got to go home...one way or another. -- Jorja, Sand Dancers

Lonestar -- You were a menace on the sands, but still, sorry to see you go. -- the
Sand Dancers

Our congratulations to Made It Home. -- the Sand Dancers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MADE IT HOME was viciously butchered by BLACK STORM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
REVEREND BLOOD lost to MAN-O-WAR in a 1 minute expert's Title battle.
SIXKILLER narrowly defeated IRISH CREAM in a 2 minute expert's fight.
OCTAVIA bested LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 2 minute contest.
SCREWDRIVER overpowered MASTER OF THE EDGE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
AMORE' was bested by MALDI STONEBREAKER in a popular 2 minute bloody duel.
LORIN TEN KORO was overpowered by CHIANA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
STEELHORSE was defeated by JOEVINA SARIL in a 2 minute melee.
MERRO DOSH vanquished MOJITO in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
BOBIKA VHETT overpowered FELTAR OF ILLIS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BLACK VELVET overpowered KARZIN TYRN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KILLIAN TEN VIR overcame KARMA in a 2 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  20 -  3      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  30 -  2      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  20 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   7 -  0      42  |

Turn 392 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  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MAN-O-WAR 6810             15   9  3  108 TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
AIMED BLOW       SIXKILLER 6795             15   9  0  102 POSSE (718)
STRIKING ATTACK  REVEREND BLOOD 6868        13   8  2   97 POSSE (718)
LUNGING ATTACK   JOEVINA SARIL 6904          5   4  0   46 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IRISH CREAM 3065.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was AMORE' 6879.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCREWDRIVER 3541, 
6890, IRISH CREAM 3065, BLACK VELVET 6913, REVEREND BLOOD 6868, and MAN-O-WAR 6810.

The least popular fighter this week was KARMA 6925.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KARZIN TYRN 6911, MOJITO 6896, STEELHORSE 6900, LORIN TEN KORO 6916, 
6913, and IRISH CREAM 3065.

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



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