Date   : 11/23/2006    Duedate: 12/20/2006


DM-71    TURN-179

This Weeks Top Honors


(71-6179) [15-16-1,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KOOL GREEN                     POSITION IS EMPTY
ENTENTER (702)                 
(71-6179) [15-16-1,90]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KOOL GREEN                     PUPPY ON PATROL
ENTENTER (702)                 DOGS OF WAR (5)
(71-6179) [15-16-1,90]         (71-1613) [15-8-0,88]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE ZOO (703)               36
2. DOGS OF WAR (5)             16      DOGS OF WAR (5)
3. THE MUSKETEERS (689)        11      Unchartered Team
4. NEW BLOOD (665)             11
5. ENTENTER (702)               9      DESERT STORMERS (204)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DOMINATION (704)           8   2  0 80.0   1/ 1 THE MUSKETEERS (689)      8  7 0
 2/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (5)          107 103  4 51.0   2/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (5)           7  7 0
 3- 4 OUTCASTS (625)            47  48  9 49.5   3/ 9 THE ZOO (703)             3  4 0
 4/ 0 MORTAL MAYHEM (247)       23  27  3 46.0   4- 3 OUTCASTS (625)            3  7 0
 5/ 0 ENTENTER (702)            60  75  3 44.4   5- 4*DOMINATION (704)          2  0 0
 6/ 5 THE MUSKETEERS (689)      22  28  1 44.0   6/ 0 MORTAL MAYHEM (247)       2  2 0
 7/ 6 THE ZOO (703)            422 585  7 41.9   7/ 0 NEW BLOOD (665)           2  3 0
 8/ 0 NEW BLOOD (665)           58  82 12 41.4   8/ 0 ENTENTER (702)            2  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome KYR'TERR.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Up 'n down.  Up 'n 
down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, THE ZOO's 
3rd moved them up to 3-2-0 place.  What's with DISTORTION?  He actually beat MORTAL 
MAYHEM's XERXES, and walked away with 15 more points from the fight.  Major screwup 
at ENTENTER.  SEYMOUR DUNCAN lost 11 points to FAIZUN GOTE.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe SEYMOUR DUNCAN will provide more easy wins...  Har har har!  Did 
DOMINION wimp out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, he's not Duelmaster anymore.  I'm sure 
KYR'TERR is excited about KOOL GREEN, the new Duelmaster from ENTENTER.  (remember?)  
But when you've seen as many as I have...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up 
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, DOGS OF WAR!  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at THE MUSKETEERS ain't reelin'!  DOGS OF 
WAR's mad!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master 
many skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOOL GREEN 6179              15  16  1    90       ENTENTER (702)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUPPY ON PATROL 1613         15   8  0    88       DOGS OF WAR (5)
-GUNBURN 3890                 11   9  3    86       MONSTER RANCHER (412)
-STONETHROWER 5569            11   8  3    70       OUTCASTS (625)
-THRAX 5573                    9   6  2    69       OUTCASTS (625)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LES PAUL 6173                12   4  0    65       ENTENTER (702)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WITCH 1841                    8   6  1    55       DOGS OF WAR (5)
 MESSY MONGREL 1896            9   2  0    54       DOGS OF WAR (5)
 DARTAN YON 6079               7   3  1    52       THE MUSKETEERS (689)
 BLOODBANE 2382                8   5  1    43       MORTAL MAYHEM (247)
 BENITO CHATTE 6184            7  19  1    41       THE ZOO (703)
 ZEALOT 5852                   4   4  0    39       NEW BLOOD (665)
 BRUTIS 6152                   4   1  0    39       THE MUSKETEERS (689)
-ZOMBIE-3 5833                 6   4  1    35       OUTCASTS (625)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRULE 5857                    5   6  1    33       NEW BLOOD (665)
 EROS 6080                     3   7  0    30       THE MUSKETEERS (689)
 DOOMSPEAKER 2384              6   8  1    27       MORTAL MAYHEM (247)
-ZOMBIE-4 5834                 8   2  0    26       OUTCASTS (625)
 GOLEM 5849                    2   2  0    25       NEW BLOOD (665)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHILIPH 6078                  6   4  0    22       THE MUSKETEERS (689)
 DISTORTION 6169               1   1  0    16       ENTENTER (702)
 FAIZUN GOTE 6233              1   0  0    15       THE ZOO (703)
-KRAVEN 6135                   3   3  1    14       OUTCASTS (625)
 DORINE EAGEL 6232             1   0  0    11       THE ZOO (703)
 HALDA IMPOLA 6234             1   0  0    10       THE ZOO (703)
 XERXES 3052                   1   2  0     9       MORTAL MAYHEM (247)
 NAPOLEON 6154                 1   4  0     9       DOGS OF WAR (5)
 SEYMOUR DUNCAN 6170           2   1  0     7       ENTENTER (702)
 IMPULSE 5850                  1   3  0     6       NEW BLOOD (665)
 MORTIS 2521                   1   0  0     5       MORTAL MAYHEM (247)
 DARK 2 5848                   0   3  0     3       NEW BLOOD (665)
 JOLE KANGOUR 6231             0   1  0     1       THE ZOO (703)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LE PUE 6229                   0   1  0     1       THE MUSKETEERS (689)
 DIMEBUCKER 6168               0   1  0     1       ENTENTER (702)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Witch -- Er, ah.  Um, hello.  Etc, as called for.  How come you're not female?  I was
hoping to meet a good-looking woman first off, as a sort of an omen, you know?  I
don't think you're the kind of omen I was looking for.  But I guess I have to take
what I get, so, Hi. -- Benito Chatte
P.S.  I hope you, or someone, will be friendly, as I am very sociable (it says so on
my overview), and it would be such an unpleasant situation if I had nobody to
socialize with but myself.

2 November 2006
I received a Gift Certificate from someone.  I'm assuming it's for entry into the
Turf War 5.  Whoever sent this to me...please email me at rbaphomets@yahoo.com.

10 November 2006
     The Quest of the Best has come to an end.  Dark Knight Toker, host of the Quest,
wants to proclaim the Ultimate Victor and give a listing of prize winners.
     Lady Fern and her Flower Girls of the Consortium are the Ultimate Victors of the
Quest.  Well fought and there's nothing like coming from behind to leave us all in
the dust.  Can't wait to see you defend your title! (wink)
     Here is a complete list of managers who placed in prize positions:

1)  Lady Fern, mgr. Flower Girls
2)  Le Pentarque, mgr. Blood & Guts!
3)  Crip, mgr. Otto's Parts
4)  D.K. Heathen Hatebred, mgr. Odin's Chosen
5)  Ghab, mgr. Assassin Nation
6)  Fanthayne, mgr. Dark Raiders
7)  D.K. Toker, mgr. Silver Knights
8)  D.K. Wasby, mgr. Bronze Knights
9)  The Expatriate, mgr. Bleak Legion
10) Still the Distilled, mgr. Springborne Fair

     Thanks to all that had the gall to show up, but I really want to thank the
managers that had the mettle to survive and not run when they started getting their
butt handed to them.
                                                           Respect to All.
                                                           Quest #1 host,
                                                           Dark Knight Toker

14 November 2006
                                      A Tale of
                        Fusion Confusion Delusion Revolution
                                     as told by
                                Hammer the WordSmith

     SomeWhere Beyond ElseWhere and ElseWhen a hooded figure brooded upon the
lingering wisps of memory from days gone by.
     From the howling sands to the sanding howls the streams of thought bubbled and
flowed, winding endlessly entwined within the darkest recesses and lightest resources
of the learned and unlearned disciplines of managerial mayhem and manipulation.
     Nameless faces and faceless names floated in the swirling mists of madness
embalmed within the memories of one who knew he did not know how far reaching the
influences [both positive and negative] had rooted and flowered in the march of time
and energy expended in the historical markings of gladiatorial essence and excellence
     The tamed and the untamed coupled with the named and the unnamed resources that
spilt their sweat and blood on the sands of arenas both known and unknown had
metamorphosed into the dreamings and the schemings of the fadings of jadings and
paradings [in both public and private] amongst the elite and the indiscreet
posturings and babblings of managers becoming legends in their own minds and times.
     Hammer pondered upon beginnings and the seemingly endless myriad of endings
possibly possible among the interspersed and intertwined impossible possibilities
presently past and future.
     Echoing and reechoing in the vast depths and countless compartments along the
corridors of his mind, Hammer played and replayed the glories shared and dared in the
sixty-plus stabled arena on fabled Noblish Island DM 93.
     The training had been all too brief, but the competition generated by the multi
faceted personages inhabiting DM 93 and the sheer multitude of numbers had forever
instilled themselves in the heart and soul of the veteran manager [Hammer]; insomuch
that the migration to Niatoli Island DM 33 triggered the desire to emulate the glory
and the grandeur of the spectacle of stables vying for recognition from among the
virtually numberless no-name newbies making names for themselves as they numbered
their stables and accomplishments for all to see and behold, to the song and the
sound of the sight of clashing cold cruel steel simmering the flesh of gallant
gladiators consumed by the gory and the glory of crossing blades with the superior
and the inferior within the interior of Greywand's Global Gladiatorial Galaxy.
     Far far ago and long long away had many abandoned hope for a return to the
reminiscences revered by so many managers; predating even the generations of
gladiators graduating from Noblish Island and the years of yore and gore and
gallantry before.
     Rumblings and mumblings of a renovation rejuvenating the reflexes of managers
numbed by the numberless trysts of tourney tarnished stables began revolutionizing
the very fabric of time and space and time-honored tradition throughout the ranks of
visionary newbies and volatile veterans alike and dislike.
     History was being shaken to the core of the gore as glory and grandeur responded
to the revelry reverie revelations and reveille revolutionizing the creation of a new
arena in the making; populated by No-Tourney Warriors and Full Stable Participants
pledging to forge a new vision version of "The Fiercest and Best" for crossing blades
and crosser banter in the personal ads and team spotlight tomes.
     Now was the time for Hammer to emerge and once again merge his talent among the
gifted and grifted; answering the call to assemble the drifted [and to directly
divulge and converge with the dozens] for the destiny of destructive denizens
determined to build a new legacy upon the all-but-forgotten ashes of the old and
olden legends of times lost.
         [TIME JUMP]
     Hammer sifted the sands in the dead of night in the desert reaches [located
SomeWhere BeYond ElseWhere and ElseWhen] to discover 5 gladiators not tourney worthy,
yet interesting enough to begin their careers in a No-Tourney Arena!
     "They need not be dispatched to the Dark Arena," the veteran manager mused as he
sorted through paperwork long discarded and vaguely forgotten, "because there is
nothing like a good Blood Feud to provide inspiration for writing personal ads in the
arena newsletter! Besides, there are times when the replacement for a warrior wounded
mortally on the arena sands fares much better than the one exchanged from Torch
     Fights by Torch Light were certainly deemed unnecessary as Hammer had already
deduced that a number of determined stables would undoubtedly congregate with High
Octane Warriors under the guidance of Higher Octane Managers to populate and
depopulate the new No-Tourney Arena currently under construction in DM 81.
     Fortunately his feeble foray into the desert would yield somewhat suitable
candidates for the newfound purposes Hammer had in mind.
     From among the candidates to be found Hammer would be rewarded in time by
     Deep into the night Hammer searched and searched until five not-so-promising
stables were uncovered in the waning hours before dawn.
     Ripper discards were scattered far and wide, but this was not the time or the
hour to let sentimental views cloud the issue at hand.  Future events would lend
themselves to a suitable Ripper replacement, especially with the prospects Hammer was
now sorting for his selection decision to dispatch to the Gladiatorial Commission for
     Most managers have the luxury of selecting the best group [or discarding the
worst group!] Hammer had the novelty of rounding up the castaways from the New
Stables paperwork accumulated long ago from Maximillian's Morya Madness contest in DM
28 that were deemed below inferior as contest prizes [and thus banished from sight!]
     Hammer scrutinized and agonized over which group of gladiators were worth the
sacks of gold coins he was prepared to release to the Gladiatorial Commission for
fees to MAINTENANCE his new stable in the No-Tourney Arena.
     After what seemed like long hours passing by, Hammer discarded one and then
another group of hopefuls.  After lengthy debate a third was cast aside.  Deciding
between the final two groups found Hammer going back to interview the rejected
candidates time and time again [until a final decision was made that Hammer could
live with and his new stable could die with!] before the final quirks were hammered
out and pen put to paper to process the prospective puny stable with the Gladiatorial
     The only solace gained from the painful process was the knowledge that other
managers would be less tempted to run stables in DM 81 populated by their tourney-
worthy warriors [under the penalty of death imposed and enforced upon tourney
experienced gladiators by the Committee being formed to police and regulate such
matters!] as sworn to and signed in good faith by each registering manager.
         [TIME JUMP]
     Hammer had worked long and hard to find suitable candidates for his stable and
now it was time to begin their training.  The paperwork had been dispatched for
registration with the Gladiatorial Commission and now was the hour in which
preparation was paramount!
     Dispatch riders had arrived with the news that Considerable Bounty was being
offered as incentive rewards to those managers sending new stables to the No-Tourney
     Hammer realized this would Up the Ante [causing greater pause in the managerial
community for selecting suitable stables!] as the creative competition was certain to
escalate and produce Serious Sword Slinging Stables Staining the Arena Sands Red!
     Obviously a serious upgrade in the quality of competition migrating to the No-
Tourney Arena in DM 81 would definitely work in favor of Hammer; enormously
increasing the death toll percentage potential amongst the ranks of his new start-up
stable in DM 81 [Sands Running Red and Blood Feuds Running Rampant as Undoubtedly
     Hammer observed the futility of his new warriors training [as well as they could
for what they were made from!] while recent memories came to the forefront of his
     When the paperwork was nearly completed and names were selected for each
Gladiator, Hammer decided to name the stable according to what he had discovered in
the darkness while searching during the dismal hours of the desert night.
     These warriors would probably be more well suited to fight by Torch Light had
they fallen into the possession of most other managers!
     Paper Warriors better suited to confronting Dark Arena Monsters [rather than
being fed to the Gladiatorial Lions certain to be populating the regular No-Tourney
     Specimens blatantly better suited for feeding upon agitated armadillo ants than
for striving to attain recognition and fame in the No-Tourney Arena [or any arena!]
     Thus was AARDVARK HAMMERZ birthed and born for Greatness or Disgrace!
         [TIME JUMP]
     Dispatch riders on winged steeds brought the news Hammer had been awaiting!
     Not since the days of training on Noblish Island in DM 93 had Hammer encountered
such collective enthusiasm for crossing blades in a selected arena such as DM 81
[recalling the time Hammer generated a gathering of newbies to transfer to Niatoli
Island in DM 33 to match wits and cross blades with the assembling veterans upon
     The Consortium had represented the veterans well in DM 33 with the SWEETNESS
stable managed by Sweety Pie.  Now the good news had arrived that The Consortium was
seen registering a stable named LIFE IMPACTS in the No-Tourney Arena!
     Former alliance mates Darque and Kat had reportedly registered DARQUE AGES and
KATHOUSE with the Gladiatorial Commission.
     Morya Madness combatant LePentarque from DM 28 had registered LA PENTARCHIE and
longtime fixture Drake in North Fork DM 47 [recently returned from a lengthy hiatus]
had been lured by the competition to register DRAKE'S HARDWARE.
     Deke [at the helm of DOC LEGRAND'S LAB] was instrumental in promoting the No-
Tourney Arena by repeatedly negotiating terms with the Gladiatorial Commission.
Others had laid the groundwork before him, but Deke raised the banner and carried it
the final distance [Supported by Countless Managers too numerous to mention!] Salute
Yourselves for Your Efforts are Most Graciously Applauded throughout Alastari!
     Apex had signed in with CAROLINA BLUE as had Ghab with ASSASSIN NATION.
     Another familiar name was found on the rolls as DeGotti registered CULT OF
BACCHUS followed by DOOM KNIGHTS managed by Blackstorm.
     Also on the rolls to be noted were AS SEEN ON TV II managed by Indimar and
RAGNAROK'S WOLVES by none other than ragnorokwolf.
     Nomad had signed on with PHANTOM REGIMENT and Silas followed suit with
     Another notable signature was that of MasterBeru with CHILDHOOD HEROES and a
penchant for scribing Team Spotlights [A Plus in Any Arena!]
     Detective Kellumbo had followed the clues and was observed enroute to
registering a yet unannounced stable [such are the ways of sleuthhounds and such!]
     Rumor had it that the manager known as Roadkill was on his way to register a
stable after his namesake and Slugbait was close behind [obliviously lost in
     Finally [in no particular disorder!] managers Grimm, Woody, Terminator, Den and
Bill were also seen elbowing their way through the gathering registration crowd to
officially announce their participation in the No-Tourney Arena.
     COUNTLESS OTHER MANAGERS were known to be pondering the consequences of sending
stables to a No-Tourney Arena and had yet to make the commitment public knowledge as
to their intentions.
     Howbeit the Gladiatorial Commission was reportedly swamped with requests for New
Stable Registration Forms [whether for the Tempe Facer or No-Tourney Arena was
anybody's guess at the present time!]
     Judging from the furtive figures darting and ducking in the shadows and
alleyways throughout Alastari [as well as those huddled in taverns or communicating
with one another by various means available!] the success of such a No-Tourney Arena
was Ballooning far Beyond the Expectations of the Promoters and Petitioners Bar None!
had the Best Potential for attracting and assembling a congregation of competitors
rivaling the numbers of Noblish Island from days gone by!
       JANUARY 2007 MARKS THE BEGINNING of a Journey where both Newbies and Veterans
join together in a Historic Assemblage Celebrating the Crossing of Blades between
some of the Best Managed Stables in all of Alastari [Known and Unknown!]
                 "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper"
                                          Minister of War

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KOOL GREEN devastated WITCH in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
PUPPY ON PATROL viciously subdued LES PAUL in a action packed 7 minute brutal battle.
ZEALOT was defeated by DARTAN YON in a 2 minute bloody duel.
BENITO CHATTE was bested by BRUTIS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLOODBANE savagely defeated EROS in a 4 minute bloody competition.
MESSY MONGREL vanquished DOOMSPEAKER in a 3 minute mismatched fight.
PHILIPH was savagely defeated by CRULE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory brawl.
NAPOLEON overcame DARK 2 in a action packed 2 minute melee.
IMPULSE lost to DORINE EAGEL in a 1 minute novice's duel.
GOLEM vanquished LE PUE in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
XERXES was handily defeated by DISTORTION in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SEYMOUR DUNCAN was luckily beaten by FAIZUN GOTE in a 2 minute bloody amateur's match.
DIMEBUCKER was devastated by HALDA IMPOLA in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
MORTIS bested JOLE KANGOUR in a 3 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -   9 -  1      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   7 -  1      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  11 -  0      66  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  23 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  28 -  1      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  23 -  2      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  14 -  1      22  |

Turn 179 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       PUPPY ON PATROL 1613       15   8  0   88 DOGS OF WAR (5)
TOTAL PARRY      LES PAUL 6173              12   4  0   65 ENTENTER (702)
WALL OF STEEL    MESSY MONGREL 1896          9   2  0   54 DOGS OF WAR (5)
PARRY-LUNGE      DARTAN YON 6079             7   3  1   52 THE MUSKETEERS (689)
SLASHING ATTACK  BRUTIS 6152                 4   1  0   39 THE MUSKETEERS (689)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOOL GREEN 6179.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PUPPY ON PATROL 1613.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARK 2 5848, 
ZEALOT 5852, BLOODBANE 2382, KOOL GREEN 6179, and BRUTIS 6152.

The least popular fighter this week was DOOMSPEAKER 2384.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LES PAUL 6173, MORTIS 2521, DIMEBUCKER 6168, XERXES 3052, 
IMPULSE 5850, PHILIPH 6078, HALDA IMPOLA 6234, FAIZUN GOTE 6233, LE PUE 6229, and 

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



     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       TONY TWILO (5-4525) of HOUSE OF PANCAKES
                           MARCIE (36-6076) of MER DE NOMS
                          WAR EAGLE (55-3289) of DRAGONFYRE
                         WIPEY (82-12634) of UNJUSTLY RENAMED 
                           FORMIDABLE (82-17495) of F-TROOP 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes