Date   : 03/16/2017    Duedate: 03/29/2017


DM-74    TURN-605

This Weeks Top Honors


(74-4586) [15-3-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ARGONAUTS (542)                LAW DOGS (545)
(74-4586) [15-3-0,109]         (74-4598) [5-2-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARGONAUTS (542)                ARGONAUTS (542)
(74-4586) [15-3-0,109]         (74-4607) [8-2-0,74]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARGONAUTS (542)             31
2. DARK MINIONS (550)          15      ARGONAUTS (542)
3. LAW DOGS (545)              13      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (251)         -22
                                       DARK MINIONS (550)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DARK MINIONS (550)         1   0  1  100   1/ 1 ARGONAUTS (542)          10  4 0
 2/ 1*LAW DOGS (545)            18   7  0 72.0   2/ 3*LAW DOGS (545)            4  2 0
 3/ 2 ARGONAUTS (542)          392 276 27 58.7   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)        4 11 0
 4/ 3 SAND DANCERS (251)       %1377 %1513 47 47.6   4/ 0*DARK MINIONS (550)        1  0 1

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Shew is the new Duelmaster. Has a nice ring to it. That's right, friends, 
your friend, the Shewish Horror has won the title of city champion and here I sit 
until someone pulls it out from under me. It shouldn't be too hard, really. That's 
what my lovely and talented manager, Medea, says. She's never had too much confidence 
in me, but so what? I swing, I hit, things fall down. It's the way of life in the 
Shewish Forest. 
     Challenges, challengers, who would I rather fight, the elusive Tiogan Crow or 
Krenshew? I'm shooting for you, Krenshew. I won't give you a load of bull for the 
reason why I'm challenging you. It's pretty simple--I think I'd have an easier time of 
it against you than your teammate, Tiogan Crow. The longer I'm the champ, the quicker 
I get out of here, and that's the purpose of it all. 
     We'll see how it all goes, Dayla Kiv. Until a fortnight from now, good days and 
better nights. 

                                          -- The Horror from the Shew 

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly DAYLA KIV games.  Although KRENSHEW made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious SHEWISH HORROR.  Would 
you believe that over half of the old women in DAYLA KIV seem to feel that they could 
fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  DAYLA KIV, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is ARGONAUTS, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of LAW DOGS are catching the bulk 
of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose 
talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many 
fighters are after RED KOGAN.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows 
at the games this week, it seems that PERRO MASON posted a challenge against the more 
highly recognized ARDIA LI.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand PERRO MASON 
subdued ARDIA LI.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in DAYLA KIV.  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 - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHEWISH HORROR 4586          15   3  0   109       ARGONAUTS (542)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRENSHEW 4601                 9   6  0    81       SAND DANCERS (251)
 PARSIFAL MOSAIC 4607          8   2  0    74       ARGONAUTS (542)
 TIOGAN CROW 4580             14  13  1    68       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PELDAN DJIAN 4579            15  12  0    62       SAND DANCERS (251)
 RED KOGAN 4540               10  22  0    62       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERRO MASON 4598              5   2  0    56       LAW DOGS (545)
-RUSTY SABITCH 4596            4   0  0    53       LAW DOGS (545)
 JACK MCCHOW 4595              6   1  0    39       LAW DOGS (545)
 ARDIA LI 4600                 9   7  0    34       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ATTICUS PINSCHER 4597         3   1  0    33       LAW DOGS (545)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISSIDENT 4633                4   1  0    22       ARGONAUTS (542)
 LORDOOM 4631                  1   0  1    15       DARK MINIONS (550)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BROKEN ANVIL 4636       0  1 0 ARGONAUTS 542        ARENAMASTER DERN      605  NONE
ENDGAME 4634            1  2 1 ARGONAUTS 542        LORDOOM 4631          605   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pelis the Old -- I don't know how you stay up so long. No, not from our fight, but in 
general. How do you do it, a man your age, stay up so late at night? -- Shewish Horror

Hanval the Claw -- My last fight ever, and it's against m'old buddy, Hanval the Claw. 
By the knots in my beard (the last time you get to read that) I grews to like ya's. 
Grews to like ya's I says, and coming from a dwarf that's all a bloke needs. Alls he 
needs. -- Tane

Ardia Li -- Interesting name. I think I like it. I also like all those skills you 
taught me, madam, yes, indeed. -- P. Mosaic 

Parsifal Mosaic -- I've become very anti-mosaic lately. -- Ardia Li
P.S.  I believe it's some kind of plant disease?

Jack McChow -- Good dog, good dog.  Er, have a bone--from a cow. -- Red Kogan

And three wins over standbys, which is good for us! -- the rest of the Sand Dancers

Tane -- Some nasty wizard on the Isle probably thought it. -- Krenshew

Shewish Horror -- I'm going to give up coffee and doughnuts, then. -- Peldan

Parsifal Mosaic -- Just so you don't try to kiss me. -- Red

But not so good for US. -- Hanval the Claw and company

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BROKEN ANVIL was butchered by ARENAMASTER DERNAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JACK MCCHOW was devastated by RED KOGAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
PERRO MASON handily defeated ARDIA LI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SHEWISH HORROR devastated KRENSHEW in a 1 minute gory one-sided Title contest.
TIOGAN CROW was demolished by PELIS THE OLD in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
PARSIFAL MOSAIC savagely defeated PELDAN DJIAN in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
DISSIDENT devastated RORNIS THE DARK in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ENDGAME was put to death by LORDOOM in a action packed 8 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   4 -  0      79  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  25 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 605 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SHEWISH HORROR 4586        15   3  0  109 ARGONAUTS (542)
BASHING ATTACK   KRENSHEW 4601               9   6  0   81 SAND DANCERS (251)
LUNGING ATTACK   PARSIFAL MOSAIC 4607        8   2  0   74 ARGONAUTS (542)
PARRY-LUNGE      TIOGAN CROW 4580           14  13  1   68 SAND DANCERS (251)
TOTAL PARRY      PERRO MASON 4598            5   2  0   56 LAW DOGS (545)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHEWISH HORROR 4586.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ENDGAME 4634.  The ten other most popular fighters were PARSIFAL MOSAIC 
4600, TIOGAN CROW 4580, BROKEN ANVIL 4636, JACK MCCHOW 4595, and KRENSHEW 4601.

The least popular fighter this week was LORDOOM 4631.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PELDAN DJIAN 4579, KRENSHEW 4601, JACK MCCHOW 4595, BROKEN ANVIL 4636, 
and PERRO MASON 4598.


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

                     MOJO'S MONKEY (16-4101) THE FUN BUNCH  (396) 
                     LEAPING LEPER (33-7940) HALLOWIENERS  (635) 
                       EMERALD CITY (47-7896) LAND OF OZ  (217) 
                   SILVERTHORN (60-8840) SUPERIOR FORCES 60  (654) 
                       KAYCRON (63-2900) SUPERIOR FORCES  (235) 
                          MADONNA (63-3068) BAD GIRLS  (325) 
                   LEAST SHREW (70-6374) SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  (529) 
                 THE GREAT PUMPKIN (82-4576) LEGENEDS OF TKE 2  (618) 
                            HARV (82-35034) MY TCS  (5768) 
                      PERPETUAL (84-14073) OTTODROME 13  (2485) 
                        GEEZER (84-20642) GETTING OLD  (3683) 
                      LAST STRAW (84-24737) OTTODROME 41  (4393) 
                       LINT (84-29649) TUM'S ALL STARS  (5238) 
                PROFANELY ABUNDANT (84-42331) WINTER 2013 XIII  (7355) 
                   ZOMBIE BABY (84-53039) SPIRIT'S SPIRITS  (9134) 
                        CHILI (85-8953) MADE WITH MEAT  (1634) 
                   VINEGAR STROKES (85-9814) THE LEAGUE II  (1787) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                          MAKING YOUR CHALLENGES GO THROUGH

     First, you need to be sure you are making your challenges correctly.
     1.  Are you writing down the warrior I.D. number of the warrior you want to 
     2.  Is your handwriting clear?
     3.  Is the warrior you are challenging within range of your warrior?  Warriors 
can challenge within their own class and the next higher class, plus the "Challenger" 
classes can also challenge the next lower class.  So, an Adept can challenge Adepts 
and Challenger Adepts.  A Challenger Adept can challenge Adepts, Challenger Adepts, 
and Champions.  (Try not to challenge down, though.  Besides being unsportsmanlike and 
making everyone mad, it isn't advantageous to your warriors.  They need to fight more 
experienced warriors so they will learn.)
     4.  Are your warriors eligible to make challenges?  If they didn't fight within 
the last two turns, then they can't challenge.
     5.  Are the warriors they want to fight eligible to receive challenges?  If they 
didn't fight within the last two turns, then they can't be challenged.

     Next, adjust your choices for the maximum likelihood of getting your challenges.  
There are several things that will help:
     1.  Have each of your warriors challenge two different opponents from two 
different teams.  That way, if the first opponent's team doesn't fight that turn, you 
still might get your second challenge.
     2.  Use your avoids.  Have each warrior avoid the teams of whoever you think 
might be likely to challenge him.  If you can get out of being challenged, that 
increases your chance of getting your own challenge through.
     3.  Don't challenge warriors who didn't fight last turn.  The odds are higher 
that they won't be fighting this turn.
     4.  Don't challenge warriors who might be involved in a bloodfeud (either as the 
killers, or the avengers).  A bloodfeud challenge has priority over all other 
     5.  Don't challenge Tournament Victors.  A TV challenge has priority over all 
other challenges except bloodfeuds.  You'll need to do a little research in back 
issues of the newsletter to find out who the TVs are.
     6.  Don't challenge warriors who you know are going to challenge someone else, or 
are going to get challenged by someone else.  Your challenge has a better chance of 
getting through if it is the only challenge to that particular warrior.
     7.  Don't challenge the "easy pickings."  That is, warriors above you who have 
way too few fights or very bad records for where they are ranked.  They will tend to 
get challenged a lot.
     8.  Don't challenge warriors who are likely to be avoiding your team.  This 
includes any warrior your team fought within the last two turns.
     Well, it sounds like I've eliminated just about everybody, doesn't it?  Of course 
you can challenge opponents who fit into one or more of those categories; just try to 
find ones who don't.  Your idea candidate for a challenge is:  A warrior ranked 
somewhat above your warrior in the same class, or in the next higher class, with a few 
more fights than your warrior, and a winning record, who isn't a TV and isn't 
currently at war with anyone.
     I hope this will be of some help to you.

                                                  The Rogue She-Puppy