Date   : 03/02/2007    Duedate: 03/15/2007


DM-78    TURN-344

This Weeks Top Honors


(78-2663) [18-22-0,79]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAND DANCERS (68)              
(78-2663) [18-22-0,79]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SAND DANCERS (68)              SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2663) [18-22-0,79]         (78-2750) [4-0-0,42]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (68)           20
2. MAGIC ARTISTS (292)         13      MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
3. DOMINATION (201)             0      Unchartered Team
4. SUPER SCIENCE (310)          0
5. EARL'S TAVERN (100)          0      CYBERTRON (256)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SUPER SCIENCE (310)       10   1  0 90.9   1- 1 DOMINATION (201)          8  1 2
 2/ 2 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)       34  16  1 68.0   2/ 3 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)       5  4 0
 3- 3 DOMINATION (201)          49  28  6 63.6   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68)         5  6 0
 4- 5 EARL'S TAVERN (100)       18  22  4 45.0   4- 5 SUPER SCIENCE (310)       2  0 0
 5/ 6 SAND DANCERS (68)        643 805 22 44.4   5- 6 EARL'S TAVERN (100)       2  4 0
 6- 7*ERRATA (312)               0   1  0  0.0   6- 7*ERRATA (312)              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


     Da Otha Barkeep searched the bare walls reflecting on moments spent at almost
every point in the building.  His eyes lingered on the spot where the shows had been
performed.  The stage needed another layer of protection which it would do without
for quite a while.  The floor required a good polish now as well.
     With a sigh, he pulled his hat on and turned out of the building.  Once outside,
he closed the doors and pulled the chain down around the handles.  The freshly sawn
hardwood reminded him of his uncle's house in the mountains.  The doors had been
constructed and installed specifically for this purpose.
     Stepping back from the building, his gaze lingered for a moment longer.
Whirling about, he stepped to the side of the walkway and then stepped into the
stirrup of his horse.  His leg swung over the rump of his mare and he settled himself
on the horse.  A slight tap of his heels and Mist stepped forward obediently moving
the few feet to the wagon which was half full of gear and the other two members of
the Tavern who had stayed to the end, Da Dancin' Girl and Da Painted Lady.
     "Everything together in there," asked Da Dancin' Girl.
     "Yeah.  We're done here.  Let's move out."
     Da Painted Lady held the reins in her hands and flicked them without a second
glance.  For her the memories were mostly unpleasant, so leaving was not a problem.
She longed for another town, another opportunity.
     Da Dancin' Girl held her youthful exuberance for her first job and watched it
dwindle into obscurity as the wagon moved.  Da Otha Barkeep kept his face stoicly
ahead, but she spotted the traces of moisture on his cheeks.  Both missed their home


From the corner of some buildings opposite the Tavern, a figure sat in the 
shadows watching.  His height approached seven feet, but he blended with 
the darkness like it belonged.  As the creak of the axle on the wagon 
pierced the still peaceful morning, he contemplated what he should do 
next.  Aargol knew his master well enough to know that scaring his enemies 
or killing one or two were not enough.  He contemplated what he could do 
next for quite some time.  Finally, his head moved forward, peeking out of 
the alley. 

As the twisted horns exited their hiding place a young voice gasped.  The 
head shot around, piercing the boy with his stare.  From the alley next to 
Earl s Tavern, a boy known as Bertril stood staring.  His body reacted to 
the sight by soiling his threadbare pants.  In the next second a wave of 
fire flashed from the form in the shadows across the street, striking the 
lad and then ramming into the Tavern.  

The creature paid no more attention to the fire which sprung up in the 
tavern and on both sides.  The heat soothed him.  The charred remains of 
the child lay before the intense heat of the fire, the boy s mouth open in 
a scream which had never even reached his throat.  Those were the screams 
which Aargol relished.  Leaning back, he squatted and then propelled 
himself into the clouds above.

His laughter rebounded off walls as the first cries of alarm were raised.

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  MAGIC 
ARTISTS now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for DEELAR MARION, who flew up 14 points in the rankings after mashing 
CAPTURED ORC like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't 
pay to walk out on the sands.  CONJURER lost to SHANA THE KNIFE and drops 1 points.  
Try as hard as the SUPER SCIENCE stable might, they were unable to find their warrior 
(and ex-Duelmaster) OOKLA THE MOK before this week's fights.  It's a proud day for 
the SAND DANCERS stable, as their warrior, SHANA THE KNIFE, ascended the Duelmaster's 
throne.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad DOMINATION?  Big bad DOMINATION.  Big bad DOMINATION.  LIN TIRIAN's afraid 
of the big bad DOMINATION.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try 
this one:  DOMINATION + Weapons That go Boom = MAGIC ARTISTS + Avoid City.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Yesterday I talked to the EARL'S TAVERN's manager and 
NECROMANCER, slayer of DA CHAMPEEN.  The manager:  'I think I can, I think I can'.  
NECROMANCER:  'I already did'.  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your 
ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick 
your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHANA THE KNIFE 2663         18  22  0    79       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OOKLA THE MOK 2719           10   1  0    99       SUPER SCIENCE (310)
-ILLUSIONIST 2511             13   3  0    91       MAGIC ARTISTS (292)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OLAF THORFIN 1720            12   5  0    88       DOMINATION (201)
-ABJURER 2534                  6   3  0    88       MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
-ROGAR THORFIN 2255            9   8  4    72       DOMINATION (201)
 NECROMANCER 2520              8   2  1    71       MAGIC ARTISTS (292)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROLLO THORFIN 2732            6   1  1    66       DOMINATION (201)
 CONJURER 2512                 4   3  0    62       MAGIC ARTISTS (292)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOLDIER 1 2733                6   1  0    51       DOMINATION (201)
-DA OTHA BARKEEP 869           5   2  2    43       EARL'S TAVERN (100)
 DEELAR MARION 2750            4   0  0    42       SAND DANCERS (68)
 MIRIAL ADAMANT 2729           9   6  1    35       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DA DANCIN GIRL 859            4   4  0    32       EARL'S TAVERN (100)
 MEDICINE MAN 2734             3   2  0    31       MAGIC ARTISTS (292)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DA PAINTED LADY 828           4   5  0    17       EARL'S TAVERN (100)
-JORGEN THORFIN 2751           1   1  0    12       DOMINATION (201)
-CUTICLE 2742                  0   1  0     7       ERRATA (312)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DA CHAMPEEN 837        3  1 1 EARL'S TAVERN 100     NECROMANCER 2520      341         
DA NEW BOUNSA 2743     1  1 1 EARL'S TAVERN 100     JANIL MARTOS 2708     341         
CHALBAEG 2705         10 16 2 SAND DANCERS 68       ROLLO THORFIN 2732    343         
KEDRON LOUK 2737       1  1 0 SAND DANCERS 68       DA OTHA BARKEEP 869   340 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chaelbag (RIP) -- yeah, he's my 4th cousin, twice removed on my mother's great uncle
side of the family.  I think.... -- Soldier 1

Sand Dancers -- Alas, I am going to be held out for this 'tourney' my manager keeps
talking about.  Feel free to challenge any of my teammates in response. -- Rollo

Illusionist -- I could have SWORN I hit you, but there wasn't anything THERE.  It's a
darned dirty trick! -- Shana the Knife

Rollo Thorfin -- Heck.  I didn't need this.  This is what comes of starting the day
without coffee. -- Ghost of Chalbaeg

Da Painted Lady -- (puzzled look)  I don't understand you at all.  I mean, you just
smile, and men do things for you.  How does that work? -- Mirial Adamant

Jorgen Thorfin -- I used to catch thorfins in the river here.  Good eating. -- Deelar
P.S.  But cold fishing, and I'm not long on patience, either.

Master Beru -- It isn't like you picked the font size, after all.  And I do have a
magnifying glass. -- Jorja

14 February 2007
RSI is now taking rollups for a slow version of the No-Tournament arena.  Send your
rollup to RSI listing the arena as "Slow No Tournament".  Sign and send in the
following pledge:

* I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a Tournament, nor will I
  use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
* I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
  preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
* I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
* I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
  the Dark Arena until they are dead.
* I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to the
  Dark Arena until they are dead.

The following are the rules for joining this No-Tournament arena 

1.  No tournament play (Dead tournament or otherwise)
2.  One team per manager
3.  Team starts with new rollup (or a zero fight equivalent team is transferred into
    this arena.)
4.  No tourney prizes allowed to modify warriors in the arena
5.  20 teams required, per RSI
6.  Waivers are required to allow self-regulation on tourney ban, granting RSI
    authority to Dark Arena any warrior that participates in a Tournament (until the
    warrior is dead.)
7.  Rotating council to enforce tourney ban and maintain arena integrity.

Hammer will be the focal point for this arena's Player Committee.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHANA THE KNIFE bested CONJURER in a action packed 5 minute mismatched Title fight.
NECROMANCER handily defeated MIRIAL ADAMANT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DEELAR MARION viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a popular 3 minute novice's contest.
MEDICINE MAN devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   2 -  1      78  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  19 -  5      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  2      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   8 -  1      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 344 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 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  NECROMANCER 2520            8   2  1   71 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CONJURER 2512               4   3  0   62 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
LUNGING ATTACK   DEELAR MARION 2750          4   0  0   42 SAND DANCERS (68)
WALL OF STEEL    MIRIAL ADAMANT 2729         9   6  1   35 SAND DANCERS (68)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHANA THE KNIFE 2663.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DEELAR MARION 2750.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHANA THE 
0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was MIRIAL ADAMANT 2729.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MEDICINE MAN 2734, CONJURER 2512, NECROMANCER 2520, SHANA THE 
KNIFE 2663, DEELAR MARION 2750,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.