Date   : 11/10/2009    Duedate: 12/07/2009


DM-83    TURN-33

This Weeks Top Honors


(83-47) [29-4-1,152]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONFESSION                     WHITEY D'EAGLE
OLDIES (5)                     NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
(83-47) [29-4-1,152]           (83-289) [2-1-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PARALDOXIA                     PARALDOXIA
ZEITGEIST (18)                 ZEITGEIST (18)
(83-112) [12-20-0,104]         (83-112) [12-20-0,104]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NONSUCH HOUSE (39)          45
2. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)          31      MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
3. OLDIES (5)                  17      Unchartered Team
4. ZEITGEIST (18)               6

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        41  19  1 68.3   1/ 1 OLDIES (5)               12  3 0
 2/ 3 OLDIES (5)               110  55  3 66.7   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)       11  4 0
 3/ 9*NONSUCH HOUSE (39)         9   6  1 60.0   3/ 6*NONSUCH HOUSE (39)        9  6 1
 4- 5*CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  11   8  0 57.9   4- 3*CHAPEL OF THE GHOUL (21)  6  4 0
 5- 6 OLLIS HEROES (27)         76  82  3 48.1   5/ 5 ZEITGEIST (18)            6  9 0
 6/ 7 ZEITGEIST (18)            68  92  2 42.5   6- 7 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       3  2 0
 7- 8 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       61  89  1 40.7   7- 4 OLLIS HEROES (27)         3  7 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     So, there I was hanging out with the rest of the Lord Protectors at the
guildhouse on the Isle.  It is usually a good time as those of us who are retired put
those who are still sweating it out through their training.  At least it is fun until
one of them smacks you upside the head with the flat of their blade.  Practice or
not, that stings.  But that is another story.
     I was watching the practice when the newest graduate from the squad brought me a
letter from our manager.  I knew he was out of town checking on the basic arenas, so
a letter wasn't a big shock.  Still, it probably meant he had some sort of mission
for me.  I assumed it would be helping train some of the novices at some out of the
way arena.  The end of my free time here at the Isle, probably.
     There was no sense putting it off, so I opened it and read:

     As you know, we have a mission.  We all need to do our part to help make this
     happen.  Right now you are not actively fighting on the Isle and I don't need
     your special skill set elsewhere.  But I do need you on this task.  The mission
     needs you.

     "Oh great," I thought, as I paused in my reading.  "He's trying to sell me on
this one.  Is it that bad?  What did he get me into?  Is he sending me to Snowbound
or something?"

     I'm going to start up a squad called the Nonsuch House.  Yeah, it is sort of an
      odd name, but I hope it will be fitting.  And I want you to manage it for me.
     The team will be in Telorinthe.  Yes, the slow no-tourney arena.  Avoiding the
     sandbaggers should help out.  And it is a slow arena, which will hopefully allow
     us to be able to afford the further out put of gold.  And I like the place.  I
     was just there scouting it out--it seems like a good place.  It should be strong
     and stable.  I want the team there.  And I want you there to manage it.

     So get yourself to Telorinthe.  Stren will meet you there with the recruits.
     They are an interesting bunch and should benefit from your talents.  I expect
     the team to be on the sands for the next turn.  Make it happen.

     I lowered the letter and stared ahead for a few seconds, not sure how to
respond.  Telorinthe?  A SLOW arena?  But I'm not slow and don't want to be.  But, I
get to manage the squad, and if I'm not going to be fighting here at the Isle, that
doesn't seem bad.  Maybe.
     The others seemed to have noticed my glazed look and several came over, snatched
the letter from me, read it and laughed.  With me, not at me, I'm sure.
     "Telorinthe?  Can you slow down enough for a place like that, Dimetreas?"
     "Aren't their top teams a bunch of signs about how bad they are and oldies?  How
tough can a member of AARP really be, anyway?"
     "Yeah, weren't they dominated by Golden Sombrero?  Four strikeouts in one game?
And he won a lot?"
     "Heck, even you can take these guys, Dimetreas!"
     Okay, so they were on my side, I think.  Still, with friends like these.  "Uh
guys, you do know who runs the Oldies, don't you?  I don't think names are
everything.  Chim--didn't you fight Villiage Idiot once?  How'd that go for you?"
     Okay, so that was sort of a low blow, but I think it was justified.
     By the end of the day I had my stuff packed and was on my way to Telorinthe.  I
needed a map for that one as I had no idea where I was going.  But I must have found
it since here I am.  And I would like to introduce my manager's newest stable, the
Nonsuch House.  Rook, Silverback, Cornelius, Steel Muse and Whitey d'Eagle are the
five that I found waiting for me when I arrived in town.  It is our hope to bring
honor and skill to this arena while learning whatever you might be able to teach us.

--Dimetreas, manager-in-residence of Nonsuch House  
     *A couple of turns late, but some stories just get better with age.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     You prayed hard, so I will give you some answers.  This is the amassed make-up
of the current Oldie Team.  It is, indeed, quite interesting and different.
     1 Ambidextrous
     10 Bonus Skills at Birth
     39 Stat Trains
     66 skills from stats
     119 earned skills
     Birth Stats
     Study this all well, and next time in Confession there will be a test.  A bad
score adds on to the massive prayers I will already be giving you for Penance.
               Confession, Duelmaster IX

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, TELORINTHE?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  NONSUCH HOUSE turned their 5-0-1 turn 
into a 3rd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get 
put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see MORIS NAHR win a 
fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ORRIE POLLAS beat MELANCHOLIA and 
MELANCHOLIA lost 12 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  PARALDOXIA challenged 
TELORINTHE's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And if variety is the spice of 
life, TELORINTHE may be getting bland, as CONFESSION stays top dog in the city.  I'm 
not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know 
what's new, don't you, TELORINTHE?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  OLLIS HEROES, I suppose you'll be glad to know you 
were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And 
it looks like ZEITGEIST avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  PARALDOXIA was challenged more times this turn than 
the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  LETTER SWEATER was 
challenged by one of ZEITGEIST's warriors this turn, with GUSHAN having a lead of 25 
points going into the fight.  And golly gee, GUSHAN subdued LETTER SWEATER.  Aren't 
we all surprised and impressed?   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in TELORINTHE to get a drink than The Swinging 
Aardvark!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you 
have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFESSION 47                29   4  1   152       OLDIES (5)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUSHAN 222                   15  10  0   123       ZEITGEIST (18)
 PARALDOXIA 112               12  20  0   104       ZEITGEIST (18)
 CUSTODIAN 215                16  10  0   103       OLDIES (5)
 DRAGGIN' MAIN 44             25   8  0   100       OLDIES (5)
-RIZZYN 104                   12  18  0   100       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUITA REMMING 294             9   3  0    93       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEP RALLY 46                 17  16  0    86       OLDIES (5)
-MORWEL 210                   12  13  0    86       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 LETTER SWEATER 43            20  13  2    81       OLDIES (5)
 HELGA HOARFROST 237          11  11  0    78       ZEITGEIST (18)
 KARIN LO 292                  7   5  0    73       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
-VODI 158                     13  19  1    70       OLLIS HEROES (27)
-TOA JALLER 183               12  18  0    70       OLLIS HEROES (27)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WASNIS 224                   13  10  0    65       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 CYCLIDIA 111                 13  19  1    64       ZEITGEIST (18)
 ORRIE POLLAS 295              9   3  1    61       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORIS NAHR 291                8   4  0    56       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
-REVENANT 213                 10  14  0    52       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
-ISHTAR 184                   10  19  0    49       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
-ILEOSA 263                    6   8  0    49       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 MELANCHOLIA 239               8  12  0    42       ZEITGEIST (18)
 SAM TALL 293                  8   4  0    37       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YODA 274                      5   6  0    28       OLLIS HEROES (27)
-AVATAR 283                    2   3  1    24       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 WHITEY D'EAGLE 289            2   1  0    24       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVERBACK 288                2   1  1    22       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
-ORGAN GRINDER 124             3   1  0    18       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 STEEL MUSE 287                2   1  0    18       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
 ROOK 286                      2   1  0    18       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
-NOCTURNAL RITES 127           4   0  0    15       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
 CORNELIUS 285                 1   2  0    15       NONSUCH HOUSE (39)
-MORBID ANGEL 126              2   2  0     8       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
-SIN EATER 123                 2   1  0     7       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)
-CORPSE SPITTER 290            0   2  0     2       CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (21)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTANT BEGGA        0  0 0                      SILVERBACK 288         33  NONE
MENDOZA LINE 278        3  3 0 BAD SIGNS 24         AVATAR 283             30   
UNHOLY CONFESSION 125   0  2 0 CHAPEL OF THE GHO 21 ICE MAKER 93           30   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

This'n ole boy done apperciates y'alls challenges last'n turn.  Muh Oldies had four
from y'all and done won three.  Kinda likin'it! -- Coach

Dadgum that Middle Way be good!  Lookie at that recond!  Pshaw! -- Coach

Another 4-1 fer muh guys?  Shucks!  We'll take it.  Yup. -- Coach

Good thang ole Coach wrote some personals last'n.  Tweren't no others.  Tsk.  Tsk. --

Gushan of Zeitgeist -- Great challenge and win.  I wasn't good enough.  I was the
only Oldie loss this turn.  Sigh. -- Letter Sweater

Paraldoxia -- Good challenge and good try, Zeitgeist.  I was the lucky winner,
however. -- Confession, DMIX

Hey, Tao Jailer, thanks for the challenge.  Let's just say, chalk up one for The
Custodian and The Oldies.  Sorry, Ollis Heroes. -- Custodian

Hey, Vodi, thanks for the challenge.  Let's just say, chalk up one for Draggin' Main
and The Oldies.  Sorry, Ollis Heroes. -- Draggin' Main

Orrie Pollis -- Rah, rah, sisk boom bah!  A win for The Oldies. -- Pep Rally

Isn't this a welcoming arena!  Here you are, getting calls to recruit more managers
and yet when someone new drops in there is nary a word of welcome.  So much for the

     The arena will put on a parade as soon as the weather clears, but we don't have
     enough umbrellas to do it now. -- Salgreid

Ghouls, Ghouls, everywhere!  Won't somebody other than the Chapel fight someone in
the inits?!

Sin Eater -- That was close.  Nice fight, but I am not so sinful as to be eaten by
you. -- Whitey

Nocturnal Rites -- We will try that one again sometime. -- Steel Muse

Morbid Angel -- Hah!  This tower is a hard one to crack.  Gotcha! -- Rook

Corpse Spitter -- Yet another Ghoul.  See what happens when we get to pick the fights
instead of simply letting the random matches fall in your favor? -- Silverback

One note only.  My last report never arrived, so I'm fighting blind.  Appologies for
any apparent sleights. -- Michael Eldritch

Well, hello.  We were invited, we came.  Now we'll buckle down to our primary job of
filling the newsletters with words. -- the Middle Way

Rizzyn -- I don't know about other people, but that voice in the stands telling me I
could do it didn't have a clue.  Not with a golem, I couldn't. -- Karin Lo
P.S.  Although I suppose it isn't your fault you're a golem, is it?

Cyclidia -- Sorry about that, but I get horribly jealous when meet any tall, lissome
blondes.  It's a whatchamacallit, a reflex or something. -- Quita Remming

Pep Rally -- Oh, not an elixir of energy, huh?  Too bad, I could've used one. --
Orrie Pollas
P.S.  Maybe I need iron pills.

Melancholia -- Good gods, you're blue! -- Moris Nahr
P.S.  Is it the new fashion color for skin this year?

Avatar -- Of what?  Or should that be "of whom?"?  I'm no good at guessing games, so
if you want me to know, you have to tell me stuff. -- Sam Tall

Amazing, we underwent personality changes as we were transfered here!  We generally
tended to get more charismatic and attractive but to fall away from our earlier
standards of trustworthiness.  Odd, that. -- Karin Lo, speaking for the Middle Way in
the absence of Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GUSHAN devastated LETTER SWEATER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PARALDOXIA was unbelievably bested by CONFESSION in a 4 minute Challenge Title battle.
PEP RALLY won victory over KARIN LO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
CUSTODIAN defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute bloody fight.
DRAGGIN' MAIN unbelievably bested HELGA HOARFROST in a 3 minute veteran's duel.
QUITA REMMING devastated CYCLIDIA in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MORIS NAHR handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ORRIE POLLAS vanquished MELANCHOLIA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SAM TALL vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
ROOK defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 3 minute beginner's match.
STEEL MUSE overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SILVERBACK murdered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute bloody mismatched competition.
WHITEY D'EAGLE demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CORNELIUS overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a tiring 3 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       30 -   9 -  0      77  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  13 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  17 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  30 -  3      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  12 -  2      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  26 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         7 -  11 -  0      39  |

Turn  33 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       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CONFESSION 47              29   4  1  152 OLDIES (5)
STRIKING ATTACK  GUSHAN 222                 15  10  0  123 ZEITGEIST (18)
BASHING ATTACK   CUSTODIAN 215              16  10  0  103 OLDIES (5)
LUNGING ATTACK   PEP RALLY 46               17  16  0   86 OLDIES (5)
SLASHING ATTACK  LETTER SWEATER 43          20  13  2   81 OLDIES (5)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PARALDOXIA 112.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PARALDOXIA 112.  The ten other most popular fighters were HELGA HOARFROST 237, 

The least popular fighter this week was CORNELIUS 285.  The other ten least popular