Date   : 04/25/2007    Duedate: 05/08/2007


DM-65    TURN-393

This Weeks Top Honors


POSSE (718)
(65-6795) [16-9-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIXKILLER                      POSITION IS EMPTY
POSSE (718)                    
(65-6795) [16-9-0,116]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IRISH CREAM                    SIXKILLER
STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)          POSSE (718)
(65-3065) [17-23-2,103]        (65-6795) [16-9-0,116]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)          45
2. POSSE (718)                 26      MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
3. STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)       24      Unchartered Team
4. OZ 2 (556)                   0
5. KANE'S BANE (519)            0      LOSERS (329)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 OZ 2 (556)                 9   2  1 81.8   1/ 1 TIL DEATH DO US PA (724) 10  5 0
 2- 2 GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  92  39  4 70.2   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  7 0
 3- 3*MARY'S SOAPS (719)        17  13  1 56.7   3/ 3 POSSE (718)               7  6 0
 4/ 4 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       233 205  6 53.2   4/ 4 STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)     7  8 0
 5/ 5 POSSE (718)              163 151 12 51.9   5/ 5 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)        4  6 0
 6/ 6 TIL DEATH DO US PA (724) 319 332 30 49.0   6- 6 OZ 2 (556)                1  0 1
 7/ 7 STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)    132 147 12 47.3   7- 7 GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  1  1 0
 8/ 8 SAND DANCERS (233)       810 936 21 46.4   8- 9*MARY'S SOAPS (719)        0  3 0
 9-10*KANE'S BANE (519)          1   2  0 33.3   9- 8*KANE'S BANE (519)         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 [(< *

Dal Shang:

     "HOW!" Killjoy yelled, leaping to her feet behind her desk.  She balled her
hands into fists and braced them on the desktop, leaning forward to glare at Selicia
sitting on the other side.  "And why?"
     "I had to," Selicia said.  That wasn't what her manager wanted to hear, but it
was all the answer she could give.
     Joy straightened.  "I'm going to the Commission right now.  You're not going to
be a gladiator.  Your son needs a mother," she said as she started gathering up the
     "No, Joy, don't!"  Selicia reached over and caught her arm, forcing her to make
eye contact again.  "You can't."
     Joy pulled her arm free.  "I'm not letting you do this."  She shook her head and
tapped the papers into a tidy pile.  "It isn't even official yet.  I have to sign--"
     "You already did.  It's official."
     "I never...."  Joy's eyes narrowed.  "You forged my signature."
     Selicia kept quiet.
     Joy closed her eyes and rubbed her hand across her face.  "The dark arena, then.
It isn't lethal here--"
     "Only if both gladiators want it to be that way, Joy."
     "Victor has already lost his father.  He doesn't need to lose his mother, too."
     "Then teach me, Joy.  Please."  For the first time, Selicia's expression changed
to hope.  "I need to do this."
     Killjoy knew an immovable object when she saw one and let out a sigh of defeat.
"Okay," she said softly.  "But no more deceptions, Selicia."
     Selicia smiled.  "You have my word, Joy."

Tennerus' castle in the north:

     "Okay," Triss said, "all of you gather around.  I'm going to read you something,
and I want your thoughts."  She waited while Wild Weasel, Lameto, and Jinx all found
places to sit.  Then she cleared her throat and began:

     "It was at the base of the Daggerspine Mountains that the loggers and miners
came together to forge their alliance and found their town.  They chose a site marked
by a needle-like fountain of rock which they called the Caer Alliance Needle.  But
barely had the first buildings been erected when strange and horrifying sounds began
to issue from the cliff and echo through the small valley and the town.  Hunting
parties searched the area and found a large cave that seemed to be the source of the
alarming noices.  The hunters decided to return to the town and gather as many brave
men as they could, to enter the cave and discover the beast that must lurk within and
slay it, for they felt it must be a threat to their town and their families.
     "It was then, as they laid their plans in fear and determination, that the
Knight came to the town.  The Knight was a tall man, taller than anyone in the town,
and dressed all in metal armor like a great hero.  On his shield was painted a brown
dragon with a rider on its back.  He called himself a Dragon-Slaery."

     Triss looked up at her companions, grinning with excitement, then went back to

     "The Knight told the people that he would take care of their problem.  Several
of the town's brave men wanted to join him and help him, but he refused their aid and
went up the mountain alone.  But some of the men followed him.  They watched him go
into the cave and disappear into the darkness.  The sounds that came out of the cave
then were deafening, and the people of the town could not tell what they meant.  Was
the Knight winning, or the beast in the cave?  There were loud sounds, and the ground
shook.  This went on for hours, until the cave collapsed, burying both the Knight and
the beast.  Weeks later the villages cleared as much of the fallen stone out of the
cave as they could, but did not find the body of the Knight nor of the beast he had
fought.  All that remained was his shield."

     Triss closed the book and looked at her companions.  "So... what do you think?"
     "I think we have found our third sword," Weasel said, grinning.  "Good work,
     "I always wanted to see the Daggerspine Mountains," Lameto added.
     "We have two left to find," Jinx said, looking at the other books with sudden
eagerness.  "I think we need to get moving on it.  No more wasting time!"

Dal Shang:

     Killjoy answered a pounding on the front door of the guildhouse to find five
people standing together.  They were all armored and armed for war.  She looked them
over carefully one by one.  "Is there something I can do for you?"
     "You must be... Joy, is that correct?"  The speaker's accent reminded her of
Bobika's, of Man-O-War's when he had first arrived in Simtakka.
     "I am.  And you?" she asked, suspicion heavy in her voice.
     "I am Anasazi Storrs, of Kekoral city," he said with a slight bow.  "And these
my companions are Allana and Alema D'rav of Namanil city," two women with him bowed,
"and Pyotr Kapits and Serenity from Torasin city."  The last two bowed.  "We are the
Knights of Kekoral, and we are here to pick up Aranthar."
     "Aranthar?  What do you want with him?"
     "Surely you have been told?"
     "Is this about Millisen?  I was told--"
     Before she could finish, the leader, Anasazi Storrs, was shaking his head.  "No,
milady."  He smiled.
     "He is our manager, we are going to Shadowspire," Allana said, bouncing forward
eagerly.  The others frowned at her, and she stepped back into line.
     "It is true.  He is to be our manager, by order of King Marik the Third of
Kekoral," Anasazi said.
     As if a foreign king's orders meant anything to her!  "Well, Ana sazi," she said
slowly, trying to get the name right, "he is not here.  You will have to go on
without him."
     "Hmm."  He frowned and turned his back to her to speak with his countrymen.
     Joy stood in the doorway, blocking the doorway, waiting for their response.
     As he turned back, the one named Allana bounced on her toes and said, "We will
     "Suit yourself.  There are plenty of places to stay by the city gate."  She gave
a short bow, which the Knights of Kekoral returned before moving off.  Joy watched
them go until they were out of sight, then closed the door, frowning.  "I don't need
any more surprises today...."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  STUMBLIN' DRUNK had cause to celebrate, after 
IRISH CREAM got 21 points by beating REVEREND BLOOD.  A certain someone should cut 
down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 18 points to IRISH CREAM.  
(Discrete enough, REVEREND BLOOD?) Duelmaster MAN-O-WAR from TIL DEATH DO US PART is 
going for the gold, as he challenged POSSE's SIXKILLER.  Ooh, the excitement!  In DAL 
SHANG, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, 
SIXKILLER.  Word has it one team in DAL SHANG is using psychics to predict wins.  
They lead a charmed life!   
     And how sociable are DAL SHANG's warriors?  Come, let us see.  If challenges 
were horses, SIXKILLER could open up a fast food joint!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in DAL SHANG is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid DAL SHANG 
farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIXKILLER 6795               16   9  0   116       POSSE (718)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOBIAS BEECHER 5035           9   2  1   107       OZ 2 (556)
 IRISH CREAM 3065             17  23  2   103       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 FRIAR DUCK 6865              15   7  0   103       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 OCTAVIA 6890                 13   4  2    95       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 MAN-O-WAR 6810               15  10  3    92       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMORE' 6879                  11   8  2    88       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 SCREWDRIVER 3541             14  14  2    83       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 REVEREND BLOOD 6868          13   9  2    79       POSSE (718)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIANA 6807                  12  11  0    61       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOEVINA SARIL 6904            6   4  0    53       SAND DANCERS (233)
-B.B. SAGE 6661                5   3  1    51       MARY'S SOAPS (719)
 MERRO DOSH 6912               7   2  1    48       SAND DANCERS (233)
 LUCKY DUCK 6903               5   6  0    41       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 STEELHORSE 6900               9   2  0    40       POSSE (718)
 BETTER DUCK 6889              8   8  0    35       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOBIKA VHETT 6914             4   5  0    32       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 MOJITO 6896                   4  10  1    30       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK VELVET 6913             3   6  0    22       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 LORIN TEN KORO 6916           3   4  0    21       SAND DANCERS (233)
-SWIFTSTEEL 4764               1   2  0    21       KANE'S BANE (519)
 KARZIN TYRN 6911              5   4  0    19       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KILLIAN TEN VIR 6926          3   1  0    19       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DUCK AND COVER 6923           3   1  0    19       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 GUNSMOKE 6933                 1   0  0    18       POSSE (718)
-COCONUT 6791                  2   2  0    15       MARY'S SOAPS (719)
-LILAC 6664                    3   1  0    11       MARY'S SOAPS (719)
 KARMA 6925                    2   3  0     9       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
-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?
DECOY 6915             1  5 0 MIGHTY DUCKS 720      DELHARAN THE SILEN 22 393 NONE    
LADY LUCK 6934         0  1 0 POSSE 718             OLTIMAL THE LAME 5    393 NONE    
LONESTAR 6901          5  4 2 POSSE 718             TOBIAS BEECHER 5035   391         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Karzin -- Na it was just my turn. -- Bobika

Reverend Blood -- Wasn't sure I was gonna win that one. -- Man-O-War

Killian Ten Vir -- I'm not going to be able to sit down right for a week. -- Karma

Chiana -- Funny, you don't look like a wine bottle, so why do you have a candle on
your head? -- Lorin ten Koro
P.S.  Mind you, it's very becoming!  I've seldom seen anyone look better wearing a

Steelhorse -- I magnetized my sword.  It gave me some problems getting it back after
a blow, but hey, it worked, right? -- Joevina Saril

Mojito -- I've heard that, uh, leafy green vegetables can help clear your head.
Never tried it; I'm big enough it takes a lot of liquor to make ME drunk, but that's
what I've heard. -- Merro Dosh
P.S.  Well, actually, Jorja said something about "bee vitamins," but that is just
nonsense words.

Black Velvet -- Smoooooth, and soft.... (sigh) -- Karzin Tyrn

Karma -- Wow, another win!  I must have done something remarkable in a past life to
get three wins in a row. -- Killian ten Vir
P.S.  Which being so, care to join me for dinner tonight?

20 April 2007
All -- I've been...out of circulation for the last couple of months, and my lists
are not up to date.  If you've announced a manager name, a new alliance, or changed
a manager name or alliance since the middle of February, let me know in the ads, via
diplo, or in an e-mail (Sue (at) solberg-mathews (dot) com).  For that matter, if
you just want to make sure I've got things right, you can always do the same. -- The
Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DECOY was butchered by DELHARAN THE SILENT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN-O-WAR was devastated by SIXKILLER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
IRISH CREAM demolished REVEREND BLOOD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
OCTAVIA bested LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 1 minute contest.
SCREWDRIVER was overpowered by FRIAR DUCK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
AMORE' devastated SWEET ANELLA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CHIANA bested BETTER DUCK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
BOBIKA VHETT was overcome by STEELHORSE in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
JOEVINA SARIL vanquished MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MERRO DOSH vanquished BLACK VELVET in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KILLIAN TEN VIR lost to MOJITO in a 2 minute novice vs. veteran fight.
LORIN TEN KORO was handily defeated by LUCKY DUCK in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KARZIN TYRN was subdued by DUCK AND COVER in a 2 minute match.
KARMA was devastated by GUNSMOKE in a 2 minute mismatched conflict.
LADY LUCK was murdered by OLTIMAL THE LAME in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  35 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  22 -  3      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  19 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  11 -  1      45  |

Turn 393 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  6         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SIXKILLER 6795             16   9  0  116 POSSE (718)
PARRY-STRIKE     FRIAR DUCK 6865            15   7  0  103 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
STRIKING ATTACK  OCTAVIA 6890               13   4  2   95 TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
SLASHING ATTACK  MAN-O-WAR 6810             15  10  3   92 TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
LUNGING ATTACK   JOEVINA SARIL 6904          6   4  0   53 SAND DANCERS (233)
WALL OF STEEL    STEELHORSE 6900             9   2  0   40 POSSE (718)
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 SIXKILLER 6795.  The ten other most popular fighters were BOBIKA VHETT 6914, 

The least popular fighter this week was LADY LUCK 6934.  The other ten least popular 
6868, MAN-O-WAR 6810, GUNSMOKE 6933, BETTER DUCK 6889, SCREWDRIVER 3541, DECOY 6915, 
and DUCK AND COVER 6923.