Date   : 04/30/2004    Duedate: 05/13/2004


DM-78    TURN-270

This Weeks Top Honors


(78-2426) [11-10-0,67]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ONE-EYE TEO                    POSITION IS EMPTY
SAND DANCERS (68)              
(78-2426) [11-10-0,67]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ONE-EYE TEO                    ONE-EYE TEO
SAND DANCERS (68)              SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2426) [11-10-0,67]         (78-2426) [11-10-0,67]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PBA (275)                   40
2. PARANOID ENVY (294)         30      TREE PEOPLE (265)
3. TREE PEOPLE (265)           21      Unchartered Team
4. WORD MASTERS (191)           1
5. WILD KINGDOM (283)           0      PARANOID ENVY (294)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 WILD KINGDOM (283)        28   8  0 77.8   1/ 2 TREE PEOPLE (265)         7  2 0
 2/ 2 TREE PEOPLE (265)        163  74  7 68.8   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (68)         6  6 0
 3/ 3 PBA (275)                 97  68  8 58.8   3/ 4 PBA (275)                 5  0 1
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (68)        521 638 18 45.0   4- 3 WILD KINGDOM (283)        1  0 0
 5/ 5 WORD MASTERS (191)        22  28  3 44.0   5/ 0*PARANOID ENVY (294)       0  5 0
 6/ 0*PARANOID ENVY (294)        0   5  0  0.0   6/ 5 WORD MASTERS (191)        0  3 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[ Out of the Past #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Lirith Kai Edition

On the Trier near Dal Shang:

     Lord Protector Amplitur scowled impartially at the mist-shrouded new island off 
the coast and his fellow Dalshani and sometime opponent Damoreth Stenn.  "I never 
heard about any 'lost city' around here."
     "It was lost a long time ago," Stenn said, shrugging.  "Why should you?"
     "You knew it was there!"
     Stenn shrugged and lifted his oars out of the water.  "I knew there was 
SOMETHING there, 'cause it's a navigation hazard," he corrected.  He glanced over his 
shoulder at the risen island, then at the shore, gauging their speed.  "I'd expect to 
find wrecked ships on it, once we get there.  IF we get there.  The current's tricky.  
But I never heard about it being a CITY, and I don't think it is.  That island can't 
be more than a mile the long way, and that's too small for a real city."
     Amplitur, who was facing forward, focused his attention through the jewel he 
wore on his forehead.  Its effect in this instance was to enable him to see through 
the mist that veiled the mysterious island.  "Maybe not a city," he said after a 
moment, "but it's built up--in fact, the whole island from the waterline on up seems 
to be built over.  No bare rock.  Well, maybe... there is a lot of mud.  But I'd bet 
on no unbuilt ground.  Structures--towers--"
     "Probably what wrecked ships when it was sunken."
     "Probably.  Walls, domes, bridges between towers, narrow roads."  He paused to 
examine the approaching island very carefully.  "I don't sense anything living.  No 
warmth.  No... I don't think there's any movement...."
     "Don't second-guess," Stenn advised.  "Just report what you see."
     "It might be mist drifting between the... drifting around.  Or birds.  Gulls?  
They'd be looking for anything edible in the mud, wouldn't they?"
     Stenn checked their position and movement again.  He had stopped rowing, and the 
current was drifting them closer to the island, but not on a direct course to it.  
"Gulls are alive," he pointed out.  "You just said there wasn't anything alive.  And 
gulls are noisy, too.  We'd hear 'em."
     Amplitur opened his mouth to answer, then collapsed with a groan as his jewel 
suddenly flared sun-bright.  At the same time, the boat began moving toward the 
island more rapidly.  Stenn cursed and bent to the oars, battling the sudden current.  
There was no time to check on his friend, not if he didn't want them both shipwrecked 
on the island, but he could see that Amplitur was still breathing.  For now, that 
would have to be enough, because the current was strong and the risk of stranding 
great.  As he rowed, he cursed himself silently.  He should have expected the new 
island to disturb the currents along this coast.  Well, in a way, he had, but he 
hadn't expected a current that drove right toward the island.  It defied logic, not 
that logic had a lot to do with sailing, sometimes.  But... no.  This was too pat.  
This said "planning."  Someone or something wanted them to land on that island, and 
it was his automatic response to resist any such manipulation.
     But the current was very strong.

Dal Shang, Provincial Archives:

     "Okay, let's go over this one more time," Marian of Ravenskeep said.  Her voice 
was tight with controlled irritation.  "There are maps in your files that actually 
SHOW this 'new' island.  It's even got a name: Kaseltor.  But you have NOTHING else 
that tells anything about it, that even mentions it.  No deeds, no tax rolls, no--"
     The archival clerk raised his eyebrows slightly and looked down his nose at her.  
Marian wondered how much of his unhelpfulness was because she had lived in for some 
time (long enough to graduate from the arena) in Mordant, how much was a taste for 
petty tyranny, and how much was actual lack of information.
     Her companion Whatchamacallit laid his axe carefully on the counter and leaned 
toward the clerk.  "It's important she gets the information," he growled.  One blunt 
finger tapped the letter of introduction she had brought with her.  "The Lord 
Governor wants her to find out about this island."  He scowled, bushy eyebrows 
meeting over a hooked nose.  "I wouldn't want to think you were dragging your feet."
     Had the situation been less urgent, Marian might have laughed at the clerk's 
expression.  Whatcha was a Dwarf (or in Adantri terms, a very short, very hairy human 
who liked being underground), and this did not endear him to the most orthodox of the 
city's citizens.  And a clerk in the Archives was bound to be orthodox.  But Whatcha 
was also the Duelmaster, and even those citizens of the city (they were numerous) who 
didn't attend the fights heard about them.  It might be dangerous to annoy a 
duelmaster....  Of course, if Whatcha killed the clerk, he would be arrested, 
duelmaster or no, but what good would that do for a dead clerk?
     "We don't have anything about that island," the clerk muttered, "but you might 
find something at the Ko Shang Monastery."

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

                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 314): WHATCHAMACALLIT of BUENO FER NADA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 281): HAROLD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 269): BLANK of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 314): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 287): THE FINAL FANTASY (Kefka, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 281): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 269): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 245): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 314): JEANINE of TOO GOOD FOR ME (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 281): HAROLD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                      (turn 280): HABEAS CORPUS of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 269): BLANK of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of LIN TIRIAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team SAND DANCERS was 
unseated this week as TREE PEOPLE moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 4-1-0 record for the round.  Did only my eyes note the 3-0-1 record which PBA 
managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  
150 caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested 
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 21 points in recognition.  In one of the week's 
more notable duels, BABY SPLIT put down IRLON, causing him to lose 14 points of 
recognition in the process.  Although CONVICTED ASSASSIN made a valiant effort, it 
did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious BLANK.  No confirmation, but my 
sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In LIN TIRIAN "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     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!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 ONE-EYE TEO 2426             11  10  0    67       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BABY SPLIT 2432               6   4  1    48       PBA (275)
-RUSTICATE 1513                5   3  0    44       WORD MASTERS (191)
-ERYTHORBIC ACID 2278          4   4  1    43       WORD MASTERS (191)
-CENTERNIX M 2281              4   3  1    40       WORD MASTERS (191)
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501            5   5  0    38       SAND DANCERS (68)
-THE LOIN KING 2431            5   3  0    36       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 DISSOLUTION 1514              7  10  0    35       WORD MASTERS (191)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIP-WOOD 2425                7   4  0    33       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-CARNIVOROUS SHEEP 2499        4   0  0    33       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 CLUMSY DAN 2476               6  12  0    30       SAND DANCERS (68)
 IRLON 2489                    5  10  0    28       SAND DANCERS (68)
 CLIFF OAKS 2478               2   4  0    27       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 FIVE + FIVE 2553              3   1  0    26       PBA (275)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 150 2567                      1   0  1    21       PBA (275)
-ARMOREDILLO 2498              3   1  0    17       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 BOXWOOD 2565                  2   0  0    15       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 APPLE-TREE 2566               1   0  0     9       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 FOOTSTEPS 2561                0   1  0     5       PARANOID ENVY (294)
 PARAGON 2563                  0   1  0     5       PARANOID ENVY (294)
 FIRE DANCER 2562              0   1  0     5       PARANOID ENVY (294)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 5    0  1 0   1                   150 2567              270 NONE    
CHEYENNE 2560          0  1 0 PARANOID ENVY 294     BANDIT PRINCE 25      270 NONE    
LBC 2559               0  1 0 PARANOID ENVY 294     STONE GOLEM 26        270 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Baby Split -- I was confused, okay?  Don't hold that against me!  I was afraid of 
splitting you, see? -- Clumsy Dan

Blank -- If that isn't just LIKE an elf!  Beat me and then run off to the Isle.  You-
all have it in for us Orcs.  No point in denying it.  I can TELL. -- One-Eye Teo
P.S.  Seriously, good fight, what there was of it.  And you were prefectly right, I 
should NOT have had that pizza before the fight.

So who's letting these Dangerous Criminals run around loose? -- Blonde Billie

Chip-Wood -- Just a chip off the old log, eh?  Another time, you can win.  I'm not 
greedy. -- Irlon

I wish to take issue with a statement made last time, to the effect that we of the 
Hall of Khra are in various ways undesirable people.  This is patently not true.  We 
of the Hall of Khra are so desirable that we maintain our balance of trade by 
exporting ourselves. -- Khorharkhdhav of Khra, known in the arena (only) as The 
Khalhums Dwarf

8 April 2004
CLICK (KLK) -- Remember, you asked for it.  Chaos is coming....

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHEYENNE was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LBC was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
CLIFF OAKS was overcome by BLONDE BILLIE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
CHIP-WOOD overpowered CLUMSY DAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
BLANK devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
ONE-EYE TEO devastated DISSOLUTION in a popular 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
IRLON was devastated by BABY SPLIT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FIVE + FIVE handily defeated FIRE DANCER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BOXWOOD won victory over PARAGON in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
FOOTSTEPS lost to APPLE-TREE in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
150 slaughtered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  18 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         5 -   7 -  0      42  |

Turn 270 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        3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ONE-EYE TEO 2426           11  10  0   67 SAND DANCERS (68)
PARRY-LUNGE      BABY SPLIT 2432             6   4  1   48 PBA (275)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ONE-EYE TEO 2426.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ONE-EYE TEO 2426.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHEYENNE 2560, 
PARAGON 2563, FOOTSTEPS 2561, APPLE-TREE 2566, and 150 2567.

The least popular fighter this week was FIRE DANCER 2562.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were IRLON 2489, CLUMSY DAN 2476, DISSOLUTION 1514, CLIFF OAKS 2478, 
LBC 2559, 150 2567, APPLE-TREE 2566, FOOTSTEPS 2561, PARAGON 2563, and BOXWOOD 2565.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUE1MASTERS after fighting this turn:

BLANK (78-2374) TREE PEOPLE (265)