Date   : 01/28/2010    Duedate: 02/24/2010


DM-72    TURN-220

This Weeks Top Honors


(72-6374) [4-1-0,34]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

                               KIWI CONNECTION 7 (702)
                               (72-6374) [4-1-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BAYLY                          BAYLY
(72-6371) [3-2-1,33]           (72-6371) [3-2-1,33]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KIWI CONNECTION 7 (702)      1
2. BARBARIAN HORDE (637)        0      TOSS... (312)
3. ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)        0      Unchartered Team
4. KIWI CONNECTION 4 (699)      0
5. ARTIC FIRE (678)             0      KIWI CONNECTION 7 (702)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*KIWI CONNECTION 4 (699)    2   0  0  100   1/ 1*KIWI CONNECTION 7 (702)   5  4 1
 2/ 2*KIWI CONNECTION 7 (702)   11   4  2 73.3   2- 2 BARBARIAN HORDE (637)     4  1 0
 3- 3 ARTIC FIRE (678)          28  15  0 65.1   3- 3 ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)     3  1 0
 4- 4 BARBARIAN HORDE (637)     70  43  7 61.9   4- 4*KIWI CONNECTION 4 (699)   2  0 0
 5- 5 TITANS III (616)          18  12  1 60.0   5- 5 ARTIC FIRE (678)          1  4 0
 6- 6 ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)     91 107  6 46.0   6- 6 TITANS III (616)          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[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here, with a report from the Winter Tourney.  Okay, maybe this isn't
Atlantis, but it's somewhere warm, and if that isn't a beach, at least it's sand,
and, as advertised, there are drinks with umbrellas in them.  And young women with a
lot of suntan showing.  By the time you read this, the tourney will be over, but
while I'm writing it, the tourney is NOT over.  And a lot of you guys reading this
won't have been able to go, anyway.
     I'm interviewing Zalgor Prigg, one of the managers participating in the Old
Valamantis Bloodgames, and let me tell you, Old Valamantis is not a place you want to
hang around if you don't have to.  It's rotten with magic, to begin with--Folstrom
magic, the blackest there is--and then it's got all this blood and violence on top of
it, and it makes for a dark and scary venue.  Anything might rise out of the ruins
around the arena, summoned by the blood and the curses of the managers.
     "Mr. Prigg, could you tell us why you--"
     "It was the play on words," the manager said, overriding the question.  "I
couldn't resist--the chance to call a Bloodgames team Phoenix, you know, the 'rising
from the ashes of death' business.  Of course, then I had to change it to Phonetix,
but that's okay, keep people guessing."
     "I've heard the Commission mages talking about that name, sir, and they seem
alarmed.  One of them said the name was practically a spell in itself, used here."
     "I heard.  That's why I had to change it."
     "Have you considered what might actually rise from the ashes and blood here as a
     "Well, no, but that isn't my business, you know.  I manage gladiators.  Let the
mages worry about what pops in from some other dimension.  Besides, what if nothing
     "But, sir, there have already been reports of zombie rats and tentacled monsters
lurking in the backs of the locker rooms!  And someone is bound to consider that you
have a partial responsibility--"
     "No," Prigg said, "I have no responsibility for that kind of thing.  I'm no
magician, I haven't been reading forbidden tomes...."  He paused, looking thoughtful.
"Maybe it was TigToad with his Obscure Lore...."
     "I don't believe there's a team of that name in this Bloodgames--"
     "No, not here.  Earlier, in Veastian.  He could have been, hmm, preparing for
this, opening contacts if not gates, stuff like that.  Has anybody seen any Dark
Toads around?"
     "Not until they've had six drinks with umbrellas in them.  Tell me, sir, have
you given any thought to the moral implications of the Bloodgames?"
     "What moral implications?" the manager asked.  "This isn't about morals, it's
about survival.  And the way to survive on the sands is to kill your opponents every
chance you get!"
     "Yes, but--"
     "There's a reason they don't hold these contests up in Andoria," the manager
said sternly.  "Good people in their ways, the Andorians, but they just aren't cut
out for this kind of grim business."  He paused to listen to the roar of the crowds
jamming the ancient arena.  Checked the marquee where slaves dangled from ropes and
updated the records of participants.  Nodded, grimly satisfied.  "Another death.
That's good--can't have too many survivors, or it cheapens the victory at the end."
     "But the death toll--"
     "Bah!  Don't get the idea that these gladiators are the flower of Alastarian
youth.  The ones who enter the Bloodgames are the men with no hope.  We offer them a
future they could never have dreamed of, but they have to work for it, sweat for it,
bleed for it, and sometimes die for it.  The survivors..." he bared his teeth in a
grin that would not have looked out of place on a wolf, "they owe us EVERYTHING, and
they'll do anything to repay us."
     "And besides," Zalgor Prigg went on, "if you really want to take up the moral
question, go talk to the Grey Wand.  She's the one set this up, after all."
     "I don't see the point, frankly.  She's got plenty of Lord Protectors, and they
have longer training, skills polished and honed to a--"
     "The Bloodgames victors, they're Her enforcers," Prigg said.  "No polish, sure,
but when a dirty job needs doing, one of these guys will do it, and no questions

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here once again, with more interviews from the tourney.  This time I'm
talking to a new manager, so new he doesn't even have a manager name.  "Sir... what
would you like me to call you, by the way?"
     "Why do you have to call me anything?  I don't understand why you want to
interview me.  There are lots of great managers here who could probably tell you
     "I'm looking for a new perspective, the point of view of someone who is just
starting out with the gladiatorial games."
     "Oh.  Well, I guess that would be me."
     "Absolutely right!  Tell me, what do you think of the tourney?  This is your
first, right?"
     "Right, my first," the young man agreed.  "And it's GREAT!  Everyone is just
great here!  I mean, most of these managers, they're, like, legends, you know?
Everybody's heard of them, and they have stables of HUNDREDS of gladiators, and
they've been polishing their tricks for YEARS, and I didn't figure I had much of a
chance, you know?"
     "The popular view is that no matter how much you know, the arena can always
throw a surprise at you--"
     "Yeah, yeah, I've heard that.  I don't know if I believe it, but I've heard it.
But that isn't the best thing about this tourney.  The best thing is that everyone
here has been GREAT.  Or else I didn't meet them--the ones that might not have been.
But I think I met just about everyone, and--"
     "And they were great.  I'm glad.  But perhaps you could tell our readers a
little more, maybe tell them how these experienced managers were great to you?"
     "Well, yeah, okay.  It's that everyone was so friendly and helpful, see?  The
ENTIRE Consortium talked to me about warrior design, for instance.  I learned a lot
there.  And, well, there was Mannequin, and The Greek Guy, and I actually met
Manager, too!  And they were all really helpful.  Advice, you know, and charts, and
all that stuff that was so confusing.  It was just the best experience!  I'm going to
do it again, for sure!"

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): BALL PEIN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 523): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): RIDLEY SCOTT of THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 645): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): CHAGAN of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 631): GRUMPY GHOUL of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 630): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 602): GRACIE NICOLE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 594): ZIG of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 268): XYOKOR YAHL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 578): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 529): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): MATEEN of SAI'FULLAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): SAND STORM of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 219): BAYLY of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523): PTI of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 523): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 645): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 631): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 630): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 602): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 594): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 578): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 529): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): STREET-SOLDIERS (Darkface, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 219): KIWI CONNECTION 7 (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): HELIAS SOL of ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 644): BLUEBURN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 601): EVA MENDEZ of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 267): WHAKAPAPA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 577): DACIMOUSEL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
                           LAZY LOOKOUT of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 528): GOB of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 475): SALTY DOG of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 218): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly DRAGONHEAD games.  ROOT caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested OSKSI NOBLE and was awarded 6 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DANGEROUS CRIMINAL put down 
FOX, causing her to lose 5 points of recognition in the process.  Our last turn's 
Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to KUNG-FU MASTER, and BAYLY has made the way for a 
new Duelmaster!  With BAYLY clearing the throne, KIWI CONNECTION 7 of ROOT takes a 
proud seat as DRAGONHEAD's new Duelmaster, by virtue of recognition points.  Would 
you believe that over half of the old women in DRAGONHEAD seem to feel that they 
could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city DRAGONHEAD.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in DRAGONHEAD.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROOT 6374                     4   1  0    34       KIWI CONNECTION 7 (702)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE TRUNK MONKEY 5775        14   4  1    93       BARBARIAN HORDE (637)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANDAR 5774                   12   8  2    75       BARBARIAN HORDE (637)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MERLIN 5776                  11   6  2    64       BARBARIAN HORDE (637)
-CAPT ANTILLES 6086            7   1  1    63       ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)
-GENERAL RAY 6113              8   3  1    61       BARBARIAN HORDE (637)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TENZIN GYATSO 6236            9   4  0    55       ARTIC FIRE (678)
-CEELIN 6087                   7   5  0    47       ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)
-ARDASHIR 5539                 9  10  2    40       ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)
-WOLF BLITZER 6233             5   3  0    36       ARTIC FIRE (678)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAYLY 6371                    3   2  1    33       KIWI CONNECTION 7 (702)
-LIVERPOOL 6359                2   0  0    28       KIWI CONNECTION 4 (699)
-B. FREE 6213                  3   1  0    27       TITANS III (616)
-MYOPTIC 5918                  5   2  0    25       TITANS III (616)
 FOX 6370                      4   1  1    25       KIWI CONNECTION 7 (702)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOL TY 6276                   1   0  0    20       TITANS III (616)
-BLIZZARD 6291                 2   3  0     9       ARTIC FIRE (678)
-CHUCKLES 5919                 2   2  0     8       TITANS III (616)
-SAKAMOTO KUMIKO 6304          0   1  0     1       ARTIC FIRE (678)

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

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

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                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BAYLY was viciously subdued by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute amateur vs. expert fight.
ROOT demolished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
FOX was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   0 -  1     100  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   7 -  0      68  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  16 -  4      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 220 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ROOT 6374                   4   1  0   34 KIWI CONNECTION 7 (702)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BAYLY 6371.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BAYLY 6371.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROOT 6374, FOX 6370,  0,  0,  
0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was FOX 6370.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROOT 6374, BAYLY 6371,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.