Date   : 02/05/2008    Duedate: 03/03/2008


DM-83    TURN-10

This Weeks Top Honors


(83-99) [7-3-1,66]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              3RD AND 98
                               BAD SIGNS (24)
                               (83-142) [7-2-0,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EYE                            PARALDOXIA
REJECTS (13)                   ZEITGEIST (18)
(83-180) [3-6-0,15]            (83-112) [3-6-0,22]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ZEITGEIST (18)              48
2. OLDIES (5)                  37      OLDIES (5)
3. BAD SIGNS (24)              31      Unchartered Team
4. AQUA TEENS (22)             26
5. WAITING FOR DAWN (33)       22      BAD SIGNS (24)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*CIXELSID HEROES (11)      29  11  0 72.5   1/ 2 INVIDIOTS (16)           12  3 1
 2/ 2*BAD SIGNS (24)            31  14  3 68.9   2/ 1 THE ASCENDANTS (10)      10  5 0
 3/ 3 OLDIES (5)                32  18  1 64.0   3/ 7*BAD SIGNS (24)           10  5 0
 4/ 5 INVIDIOTS (16)            31  19  2 62.0   4/ 4 OLDIES (5)                9  6 1
 5/ 4 THE ASCENDANTS (10)       30  19  0 61.2   5/ 3*WAITING FOR DAWN (33)     8  6 0
 6/ 6*WAITING FOR DAWN (33)     18  16  1 52.9   6/13*ZEITGEIST (18)            7  8 2
 7/ 7 OLLIS HEROES (27)         22  28  0 44.0   7/ 8 REJECTS (13)              7  8 0
 8- 8*PANTHEON (28)             14  21  3 40.0   8/ 6 AQUA TEENS (22)           7  8 0
 9/ 9 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)      19  29  1 39.6   9- 5*CIXELSID HEROES (11)      5  5 0
10/13 AQUA TEENS (22)           19  31  2 38.0  10/ 9 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       5 10 0
11/11 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       19  31  0 38.0  11/12 OLLIS HEROES (27)         5 10 0
12/14*ZEITGEIST (18)            17  28  2 37.8  12/11 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)      4 11 0
13/12*FEMME FATALE (25)         17  28  0 37.8  13-10*PANTHEON (28)             3  2 0
14/10 REJECTS (13)              18  32  1 36.0  14/14*FEMME FATALE (25)         2  8 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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     When Michael Lleu Eldritch chose to open a stable in Chimlevtal, he sought a
source of unique warriors.  Hailing from an alternate "Earth," he sought the means to
reach the Norse realm of Niflheim.  There, he brokered a deal of sorts with Hel,
which garnered him the souls of skilled and desperate warriors.  Embodied through
mystical means, these cold-hearted warriors most closely resemble the Northwights of
Alastari.  In truth they are Soulbound, and can only earn redemption through
ascension to the Isle.
     To the eyes of Alastari, Lady Blue is a Northwight.  But in reality, she is

                  + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Telorinthe ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Winter gripped the city of Telorinthe.  In so far as the Elders of the city
allowed, at least.  Snow fell on the towers of the High City, and on the graceful
black limbs of the trees in the Garden of the Pear Tree.  It did not fall on the
streets, to be trodden into dirty slush.  Except in the Lower Town.  The Elders knew,
it was one of the basic tenets of Lorinthine Philosophy, that you could not have
beauty without, somewhere, ugliness to balance it.  Let the ugliness be in the Lower
Town, then.  It was another way the people there could be useful.
     Arenamaster Salgreid had his own views on the proper distribution of beauty and
ugliness, and he set the arena's janitorial crew to shoveling the snow out of the way
before it could become filthy slush.  Of course, if you'd ASKED him about it, he
would have maintained that he was having the snow removed as a simple matter of
hygiene and good business and not as a subversive act.  There might even be a few
people in the governing circles who believed this.
     Salgreid was pacing the perimeter of the arena complex, making sure all was
ready for the day's combat, when one janitor came panting around a corner and ran up
to him.
     The man's face was pale despite the cold, and his eyes showed white all around
the rims.  His mouth moves silently, and he gestured at something behind him.
     The arenamaster raised an eyebrow, put a hand on the hilt of his sword, and
stepped toward the coner.

     "It will mean trouble," Vilishizar of the Mysterious Cult muttered.
     There was only one man left to hear him out of the half-dozen aspirants to the
Cult who had set out on this round of the Lower Town.  Trelmorin, a half-elf and as
much an outcast in his way as the half-orcish arenamaster, licked his dry lips and
said nothing.  He wished that Villish didn't sound so happy about trouble coming.  He
wished even more that Villish didn't mean him, Trelmorin, to be the last of the
bodies left to 'decorate' the Lower Town.  He would have run away if not for the
spell that bound his limbs to Villish's will.  He would have screamed, had that been
permitted.  He had TRIED to scream, when Villish had killed the first of his
companions and sucked out the man's blood.
     "One more where it will do the mossst good," Villish said.  He began moving
again, and the young man followed helplessly behind him.

     Indisvol of Cirina sipped his wine cautiously.  The elves of Telorinthe were
said to be connoisseurs of wine, but elven taste was not his.  Besides, this Broken
Chain place was not an elven hangout; it was full of laborers and lower-class bravos.
They probably didn't care about the taste of their wine at all.  He would have
sneered, but he was alone here and not a fool.
     Why had Gilgorak chosen this low dive for the meeting?  Surely the dwarf could
betray the Trade Masters just as easily in a more civilized location?  If the
wretched longbeard did truly plan betrayal.  Indisvol wished again that he had made
the contact himself.  There was, he calculated, about a ten percent chance that his
own guildmaster, Sidloreth of Giduina, was planning a little betrayal--of his rising
journeyman trader Indisvol.  It wouldn't be the first time such a thing had happened.
Ferencian mercantile politics were literally cut-throat.
     A dwarf slid into the seat across from him, not bothering to ask first.  Beer
slopped over the edge of his mug as he thumped it down onto the table.  One thick
finger traced a sign in the spilled beer before wiping it away.
     Indisvol tensed.  So.  Contact.  This was it, then.  His own hand moved to shape
the countersign.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Oh     My     God!  Osserc was like so trying to hit me and I was like so trying
to move away and then all of a sudden I was like so trying to hit him back and then
he was like falling down and then ohmygod!  I was like duelmaster.  But Osserc was
like totally cool about it and anyway I don't believe what Mr. Elbidercni told Make
Me Holy Again about Osserc's mother being a mountain troll because physically it'd be
like such a yuck for his mom and so what if his father fed him goblin blood instead
of formula milk as a baby it's not like he had any choice in what he could he eat and
if his mom was like a free spirit and hung around by the troll caves instead of the
church that's like really not that big a deal or even like any of our business at
all, ya know.
     And besides if everyone had to like worry about whether their fathers were like
really their fathers or not then where would Golden Sombrero and Tautrosa be?  Not to
say that their fathers aren't really their fathers but Confession told Ecaps Ghost
that years ago there was this like totally hot Dark Stranger hanging around
Telorinthe and then like nine months later a couple of kids were born to a couple of
mothers but I think it's just like a total coincidence that Golden Sombrero and
Tautrosa were born like a week apart even though their fathers were away fighting
Crusade type like things at the time and even if there were some totally cute Dark
Stranger types running around some months before some gladiators were born what's
that really even prove at all, ya know.
     And it's not really important now anyway cuz I'm like the duelmaster and so when
I like say something everyone has to like listen and I'm like saying that all these
rumours going around Telorinthe are like totally uncool and they have to really be
stopped so I'm just gonna be like the total anti-rumour-duelmaster and my duelmaster
thing's not gonna have any bad things to say about anyone at all or even ever....
     Except of course and this isn't really like a bad thing it's just what some
people are saying about Royal Rage Hammer and I don't like really believe them but...
[etc., etc., etc., until...well, please cows, come home.]

Your Duelmaster,

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TELORINTHE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THE ASCENDANTS was 
unseated this week as INVIDIOTS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-2-1 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon CIXELSID HEROES this time out 
who this turn suffered a fall into 9th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 round.  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
ZEITGEIST went 4-1-1 to move up 7 in the rankings.  My praise to BAD SIGNS for their 
4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of 
notice!  LETTER SWEATER caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested TAUTROSA and was awarded 25 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, 3RD AND 98 put down LYRIAL, causing her to lose 10 points 
of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has GOSSIPID in the past laid claim 
to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  
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 TELORINTHE "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in TELORINTHE these days is CIXELSID HEROES.  At least, most blades in town are 
looking to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding CIXELSID HEROES.  Indeed it was 
OLDIES.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  LOTUS-EATER 
take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in TELORINTHE.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Perhaps even the strong cannot escape the vagaries 
of this world.  This week arena veteran TAUTROSA was slain, despite a 7-3-0 record.  
I have seen warriors die in youth.  I have seen men cut down in their prime.  This 
week THE ASCENDANTS must mourn the loss of 7-3-0 OSSERC to INVIDIOTS.  Fate is a 
fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the 
victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in TELORINTHE as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no 
one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOSSIPID 99                   7   3  1    66       INVIDIOTS (16)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOTUS-EATER 193               6   2  1    66       INVIDIOTS (16)
 LETTER SWEATER 43             7   3  1    63       OLDIES (5)
 3RD AND 98 142                7   2  0    58       BAD SIGNS (24)
-REPUS GROVER 77               7   1  0    57       CIXELSID HEROES (11)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN SOMBRERO 139           8   1  1    53       BAD SIGNS (24)
 ROYAL RAGE HAMMER 37          8   2  0    46       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 SIMPLETONGUE 194              7   1  0    46       INVIDIOTS (16)
 TRAKE 72                      8   2  0    38       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 UNIFY WITH A SPADE 200        4   3  0    37       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
 MAKE ME HOLY AGAIN 198        5   2  0    36       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
-SHU 205                       3   1  0    36       PANTHEON (28)
-MR. ELBIDERCNI 74             6   2  0    35       CIXELSID HEROES (11)
 CYCLIDIA 111                  5   4  1    35       ZEITGEIST (18)
 LYRIAL 103                    8   2  0    34       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
-ANUBIS 159                    5   2  1    34       PANTHEON (28)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DETOUR 141                    5   4  1    32       BAD SIGNS (24)
 JENNA HAZE 146                7   2  0    31       FEMME FATALE (25)
 FHUME 86                      4   6  0    31       REJECTS (13)
 DRAGGIN' MAIN 44              8   2  0    29       OLDIES (5)
 PEP RALLY 46                  6   4  0    29       OLDIES (5)
 FENER 68                      6   4  0    29       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 KAS OF YS 109                 4   5  0    29       ZEITGEIST (18)
 KNOW AND DESPAIR 199          5   2  0    28       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
 ISHTAR 184                    4   5  0    28       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 MOONITE 132                   3   7  0    28       AQUA TEENS (22)
 GENERICKY 100                 6   4  0    27       INVIDIOTS (16)
 OL' DRIPPY 206                4   2  0    26       AQUA TEENS (22)
-ECAPS GHOST 76                5   3  0    25       CIXELSID HEROES (11)
 CONFESSION 47                 7   3  0    24       OLDIES (5)
 VODI 158                      5   5  0    24       OLLIS HEROES (27)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FI 84                         4   6  1    23       REJECTS (13)
 RIZZYN 104                    3   7  0    23       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
-NAMTAB 73                     7   1  0    22       CIXELSID HEROES (11)
 STEAL HOME 138                6   3  1    22       BAD SIGNS (24)
 BUZZ 155                      5   5  0    22       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 PARALDOXIA 112                3   6  0    22       ZEITGEIST (18)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARL 130                      3   7  0    21       AQUA TEENS (22)
 BRIANA BANKS 147              2   7  0    21       FEMME FATALE (25)
 FOE 85                        5   5  0    20       REJECTS (13)
 TORPORTLY 102                 5   5  0    20       INVIDIOTS (16)
 OUTLANDER HAMMER 33           5   5  0    20       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 BLOODY STOOL 143              5   4  0    19       BAD SIGNS (24)
 MASTER SHAKE 128              4   6  1    19       AQUA TEENS (22)
 KALLOR 69                     4   6  0    18       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 MORWEL 210                    2   3  0    18       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 MEATWAD 129                   3   7  1    17       AQUA TEENS (22)
-NAMREPUS 75                   4   4  0    16       CIXELSID HEROES (11)
 EYE 180                       3   6  0    15       REJECTS (13)
 LADY BLUE 221                 1   1  1    14       ZEITGEIST (18)
 NEVER SLEEP 197               3   4  0    13       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
 KATJA KASSIN 148              2   7  0    13       FEMME FATALE (25)
 TOA JALLER 183                2   7  0    13       OLLIS HEROES (27)
-AHTI 204                      2   2  0    13       PANTHEON (28)
 GUSHAN 222                    1   1  0    13       ZEITGEIST (18)
 THE 192                       2   6  0    12       REJECTS (13)
 BRITTNEY SKYE 144             1   8  0    11       FEMME FATALE (25)
 TREACH 218                    3   0  0     9       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 SEA OF GORE 196               1   5  1     9       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
 VALENTINE HAMMER 226          1   0  0     8       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
-RA 208                        1   2  0     5       PANTHEON (28)
 CUSTODIAN 215                 1   2  0     5       OLDIES (5)
 WASNIS 224                    1   0  0     5       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 REVENANT 213                  0   4  0     4       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
-THOTH 216                     0   1  0     3       PANTHEON (28)
 TRACI LORDS 223               0   1  0     1       FEMME FATALE (25)
 GROUNDHOG HAMMER 225          0   1  0     1       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NO TOURNEY HAMMER 214   1  3 0 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ 3   LADY BLUE 221          10   
AZRCAAL 105             2  4 0 DEATH'S CHOSEN 17    GOLDEN SOMBRERO 139     6  NOT REVENGED
TAYLOR RAIN 145         5  3 0 FEMME FATALE 25      CYCLIDIA 111            8   
4-H 195                 1  3 0 OLDIES 5             SEA OF GORE 196         7  REVENGED
TAUTROSA 154            7  3 0 OLLIS HEROES 27      LETTER SWEATER 43      10   
WASUIZ 157              2  5 0 OLLIS HEROES 27      MEATWAD 129             7  JUST REVENGED
OSSERC 70               7  3 0 THE ASCENDANTS 10    LOTUS-EATER 193        10   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tautrosa -- Hmmmmm; you had the street blocked!?  I didn't have a chance.  (sigh) --
Draggin' Main

Know and Despair -- Perhaps that solid win over perky ole me will cheer up your day.
-- Pep Rally

Fener -- Where did you come from?  The RUGS are making my life miserable.  Just see
if I empty their trash cans! -- Custodian

Foe -- I don't think of you as such; rather I see us as friendly students of the same
technique.  (I'm just better dressed.) -- Letter Sweater

Kas of Ys -- I guess we showed 'em what endurance is all about.  We did. --

Letter Sweater -- Good luck to you. -- Sea Of Gore

Pep Rally -- So much enthusiasm.  You guys aren't big on teaching, are you? -- Know
and Despair

Namrepus -- I dig...I do not juggle. -- Unify

The -- Good fight.  Obviously I need to rethink some things. -- Never Sleep

Torportly -- Bit big for a dwarf...too much GM food. -- Make Me Holy Again

Osserc -- I thought you came with the arena, you have been DM for so long. -- Reaper

Hammer -- Good luck with the new warriors.  The DA has not be giving up very good
stuff lately.  Perhaps it is better in 83.... -- Reaper

Waiting for Dawn -- Please be advised your running of four of five warriors (which
coincidentally the one warrior is in a bloodfeud) is against the terms of running in
the arena.  The pledge was to run five of five warriors.  If you wish to duck the
bloodfeud do not run your warriors at all.  I will ask for your removal if your team
does not run all warriors this and next turn.  This arena was set up so subversion of
this type would be avoided. -- JGW

Hammer -- Please start the removal process for Waiting for Dawn.  Their actions have
shown they do not respect the direction of this arena and they have violated the
terms of their pledge for the arena. -- JGW

Gossipid -- I knew people were closing in on me and it seems you were the one who
finally got me.  Congrats to you on the throne.  Maybe we shall have a return dance
with the results being different. -- Osserc

Gushan -- It might have been slow and boring but a win is a win and I will take any I
can get. -- Treach

3rd and 98 -- Very nice challenge.  I think I need to take my wounded pride and go
hide for a while before I am ready for you again. -- Kallor

Custodian -- Wow.  Interesting challenge.  Your manager seems to get the best of my
team on most his challenges but I guess I got lucky this time.  Maybe next time. --

Ol' Drippy -- Nice little fight if not a little slow, but the win is all I care
about. -- Trake

Invidiots -- Congrats to your fighter on the DM throne. -- Wretch

Dark Oracle -- Your reasoning is sound, so no offense has been taken.  Hopefully my
gladiator has ascended through the seven games to avenge her fallen Comrade.  Good
luck on the sands. -- Azaziel

Steal Home -- Yea right!  With a name like yours, I don't think a girl would be smart
to listen to your advice!  *wink* -- Lyrial

Golden Sombrero -- I hurt!  I really hurt!! -- Rizzyn

The Scribe -- I personally think that you have a great idea!  It'll be nice to start
developing the history of this great arena. -- The Dark Angel Azaziel

Gossipid -- Congrats on maintaining your position!  I'd like to buy you a drink at
"Eldritch Concoctions." -- Azaziel, mgr. Death's Chosen

Moonite -- Waffles make poor choices in defense (unless they sing in E).  Besides,
I'm not really a "whips and chains" kind of girl.  *wink* -- Paraldoxia

Repus Grover -- Ack!  Blue, fuzzy, and ydoolb. -- Cyclidia

Confession -- Alas, I confess!  I only sought your skills. -- Kas of Ys

Treach -- Not precisely my first fight preference, but you did give me a chance to
test my paces. -- Gushan

Phil McQuill (A.K.A. Embezzling Scribe) -- I did not need a reason to be blue. --
Lady Blue

Scribe -- Always fine to hear from you. :)  I once mentioned writing to you in the
past, and would gladly spin a yarn from your splendid threads.  I've been hesitant to
cause conflicts in existing storylines, and have thus restricted my few tales to
interior descriptions.  So, bring on the trailing ends, just beware of dangling
participles (those things are deadly!). -- Michael Eldritch

Cheers to Invidiots in Gossipid's ascension to the throne!  Drinks on us at Eldritch
Concoctions.  Not a very fine showing for Zeitgeist lately, I'm having "Steel and
Silk" flashbacks. *wince*  HAMMER!  Where is The Council?  Has it been rendered null
and void?  Just curious.  On a side note, could I get some managerial feedback on
weapon stats.  I'm still researching the whole "favorites" thing, and I won't know
how accurate I am till some of my projects graduate.  So, is anyone up to a round of
friendly debate on the matter? -- Michael Eldritch

Okay, you guys, go for it!  Don't worry about tangling lines on me, I'm very nimble
on keyboard. -- the Scribe

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROYAL RAGE HAMMER devastated MASTER SHAKE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
ISHTAR was vanquished by GOLDEN SOMBRERO in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
VODI unbelievably bested MEATWAD in a 4 minute bloody Bloodfeud brawl.
LETTER SWEATER assassinated TAUTROSA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LOTUS-EATER slaughtered OSSERC in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
3RD AND 98 overpowered LYRIAL in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
MAKE ME HOLY AGAIN slimly won victory over GENERICKY in a 5 minute Challenge melee.
UNIFY WITH A SPADE won victory over CONFESSION in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
FENER was defeated by SIMPLETONGUE in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
BLOODY STOOL was defeated by OL' DRIPPY in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
PARALDOXIA was beaten by KNOW AND DESPAIR in a popular 3 minute gory Challenge melee.
DRAGGIN' MAIN subdued FI in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
SEA OF GORE was handily defeated by RIZZYN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
GUSHAN subdued NEVER SLEEP in a 3 minute gory Challenge brawl.
LADY BLUE easily killed NO TOURNEY HAMMER in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
CUSTODIAN was vanquished by MORWEL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
REVENANT was vanquished by CARL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
GOSSIPID devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
BUZZ was luckily beaten by JENNA HAZE in a exciting 4 minute brutal bout.
CYCLIDIA overpowered OUTLANDER HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TRAKE handily defeated KATJA KASSIN in a 3 minute mismatched competition.
DETOUR beat TORPORTLY in a 1 minute gruesome fight.
MOONITE demolished EYE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
STEAL HOME won victory over BRITTNEY SKYE in a 2 minute fray.
KAS OF YS devastated FOE in a 4 minute gory one-sided bout.
BRIANA BANKS luckily beat TOA JALLER in a 2 minute brutal duel.
FHUME savagely defeated KALLOR in a popular 3 minute gory duel.
THE was demolished by PEP RALLY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
TREACH outwaited GROUNDHOG HAMMER in a dull 8 minute novice's fray.
TRACI LORDS was beaten by WASNIS in a 4 minute beginner's competition.
VALENTINE HAMMER beat MORDANT DESERTER in a 5 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         AIMED BLOW        49 -  14 -  1      78  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         TOTAL PARRY       89 -  48 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    7         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  18 -  2      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   47 -  44 -  5      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     35 -  37 -  2      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   47 -  50 -  3      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  18 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  16 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    57 - 109 -  4      34  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  51 -  3      30  |

Turn  10 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       2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  8         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GOSSIPID 99                 7   3  1   66 INVIDIOTS (16)
PARRY-STRIKE     LOTUS-EATER 193             6   2  1   66 INVIDIOTS (16)
SLASHING ATTACK  LETTER SWEATER 43           7   3  1   63 OLDIES (5)
AIMED BLOW       3RD AND 98 142              7   2  0   58 BAD SIGNS (24)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDEN SOMBRERO 139         8   1  1   53 BAD SIGNS (24)
PARRY-LUNGE      SIMPLETONGUE 194            7   1  0   46 INVIDIOTS (16)
TOTAL PARRY      MAKE ME HOLY AGAIN 198      5   2  0   36 WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EYE 180.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PARALDOXIA 112.  The ten other most popular fighters were GENERICKY 100, BUZZ 155, FI 

The least popular fighter this week was TREACH 218.  The other ten least popular 


     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes