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DM 038 Newsletter

Date   : 02/13/2020    Duedate: 02/26/2020


DM-38    TURN-845

This Weeks Top Honors


(38-5457) [15-5-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EAGLES CLAW (47)               BASEBALL FURIES (476)
(38-5457) [15-5-0,112]         (38-5444) [5-0-1,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EAGLES CLAW (47)               DRAGONS CLAW (463)
(38-5457) [15-5-0,112]         (38-5463) [11-2-0,97]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EAGLES CLAW (47)            40
2. BOOK OF THOMAS (479)        26      DRAGONS CLAW (463)
3. BASEBALL FURIES (476)        9      Unchartered Team
4. BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)     7
5. MONOCEROS (478)              1      BASEBALL FURIES (476)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 DRIVE 7 (477)             16   5  0 76.2   1/ 2 EAGLES CLAW (47)         11  4 0
 2/ 0*BASEBALL FURIES (476)      8   3  1 72.7   2/ 1 DRAGONS CLAW (463)        7  6 0
 3/ 2 DRAGONS CLAW (463)       220 130 10 62.9   3/ 3*MONOCEROS (478)           6  3 0
 4- 3*WRATHEMEN XXVI (471)       5   3  0 62.5   4/ 0*BASEBALL FURIES (476)     2  0 0
 5/ 4 EAGLES CLAW (47)         886 674 67 56.8   5/ 7 BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)  2  3 0
 6/ 5*MONOCEROS (478)           12  10  0 54.5   6/ 8*BOOK OF THOMAS (479)      2  5 0
 7- 6 FIRE DECK (394)           85  74  3 53.5   7- 5*WRATHEMEN XXVI (471)      1  0 0
 8/ 7 BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)  33  36  2 47.8   8- 6 FIRE DECK (394)           1  1 0
 9/ 8*BOOK OF THOMAS (479)       6   9  1 40.0   9- 4 DRIVE 7 (477)             1  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

                                    Dark Stoicism

The giant sword cut a furrow into the dirt. The night's light reflected from a few 
patches on its slowly rusting blade, which rose out through an upturned mouth. The 
ricasso head stretched past a crossguard of outstretched hands. The stylized fighter 
handle stood on a pommel skull. Two beefy hands grasped the figure's body. The sword 
was massive, like the warrior holding it, called Stoic. The sword was sleek and 
battle-worn, the warrior was bloated and uncertain. Towering though he was, even under 
plates of armor, fat rolls peeked out. One might wonder if the cook decided to go to 
war while the soldiers stayed in the kitchen.

Stoic looked back. His manager, memory, had been there just a moment ago, but the tree 
line had misted over, obscuring the entrance. He shrugged under the weight of the 
armor and looked through his helmet. The moonlight was bright on a clearing in the 
forest. All was deadly quiet, night mist roiling. His sollrets clunking through patchy 
grass occasionally broke the silence. It would be serene, but he could feel eyes 
everywhere and the promise of death. This was not a quiet forest and certainly not the 
boisterous and sandy arena he normally fought in. This was the Dark Arena, final 
resting spot of the failed gladiator. 

                                        * * *

"I can do better. I can! Please!" Stoic pleaded but memory was unmoved. "My decision 
is final. You don't have the desire to live a life of war. You have not grown into the 
gladiator name I gave you." Stoic was on his knees, begging, searching memory's 
unseeing eyes for hope. Memory's mouth tightened as he let out an almost imperceptible 
sigh. He pulled the hood of his tight black cloak over his head, turned, and drifted 

"Wyvern, please. Surely you can save me?" The trainer put a hand on his shoulder. With 
Stoic on his knees, he and the diminutive trainer were eye to eye. An immortal warrior 
with many years and many deaths behind her, she did not harbor his fear of the 
unknown. "Today's fight is over. Tomorrow we will train for the next." She locked eyes 
with him, passing on some of her inner resolve. "Come," she bade, as she led him from 
the infirmary back to their training hall.

                                        * * * 

A biting pain seared through an exposed flap of skin on his stomach. His mind had 
wandered away from the fight. His opponent, a Dark Arena champion, had entered 
silently. An elf stood before him, two feet shorter, but standing tall and towering 
above Stoic by confidence and bearing if not physical height. He might have been a 
glimmering angel, moonbeams dancing on exquisite silver mail. The elf brought his 
needle-thin sword up, hilt to face, blade skyward, in honorable warrior salute. He was 
sure he had won, and everyone knew it. He had time to honor the walking dead. 

                                        * * * 

Old Wyvern snaked a short spear under his guard, stopping just short of cutting. She 
always used her deadly spear, even in training, such was her skill and control. He had 
a greatsword, blunted for training, but massive. "I can barely move it. How can I 
train or fight if it's too heavy?" He felt a familiar and painful whack from the blunt 
end of Wyvern's spear. "Don't blame the sword. Desire victory and the sword will 
move." She struck again and he moved to the side, not moving the sword so much as 
standing it in the path of the attack. The parry was unorthodox but successful. 
"That'll do. Now strike!"

                                        * * * 

Stoic tried to recall his training as the fight continued. It wasn't working. He was 
bleeding profusely. He fell back on his reserves of strength and willpower. Slash, 
cut, smash... the elf was striking every weak spot in his armor, inflicting damage at 
will. Circle, stab, circle, slash, circle, cut. Stoic had been on the ground twice 
before struggling to his feet, stumbling and throwing up defenses with little success. 
He felt frustrated and clumsy but kept defending. Maybe the attacks were coming more 

                                        * * * 

The arena crowd was restless, only moderately attentive to the morning's rookie 
warriors. The sand worked its way between his toes. He was just a boy. His parents did 
not love their son so much as an arena bounty. Stoic was scared and slow and the man 
in front of him wished him harm. And harm he did. Stoic cowered behind his shield, 
without even a weapon. "It's better this way. Rely on your hands. I want to see what 
you can do," memory had said. Stoic was bruised and bleeding. His opponent was more 
tired than injured, exhausted, really. Under a slowly diminishing rain of blows, Stoic 
heard calls from his teammates. "Now strike!" They were yelling frantically. He peered 
over his shield to see his opponent, sweating, breathing heavily, grip loosening on 
his sword. The attacking gladiator overextended above his head, ready to deliver 
another hacking, unopposed blow. Stoic roared upward to his full height, at the same 
time sending his shield through the surprised gladiator's face. Blood spattered, he 
flipped once and landed face down with a thud, sword flying end over end to land ten 
feet away. The crowd gasped for a moment then roared. His team roared. He looked to 
see memory, gazing forward blindly as always, but clearly smiling at him.

                                        * * * 

Back in the night mist, he was tired and hurt. After a long fight, minutes under this 
barrage. It must happen soon. Stoic knew he would die. But he wasn't dead yet. He saw 
the elf circling, waiting for another attack. He saw the moonlight and the trees. He 
felt the watching eyes. He felt memory and old Wyvern and his team. He knew they could 
see. He felt his opponents and all the gladiators in him for this moment. He felt his 
parents, who only saw in him a mouth to feed. He saw the high elf, still glistening, 
now with sweat -- still looking down on Stoic -- looking down not with haughty 
indignation as before, but the desperation of a man trying to chop down a stone tower 
and just realizing his error. Stoic saw not confidence but desperation. For the first 
time, resignation gave way to fury. "Strike Now," he heard in his mind.

The elf leapt forward, blade flashing. Stoic spun to his right, pulling the massive 
blade in his wake. The elf and his blade shot through the spot Stoic had been, then 
turned back in disbelief at the unexpected life in his easy quarry. "Strike Now," 
Stoic thought, as he continued his spin, continued his fury, pulling the blade full 
circle, letting out a roar that called all the judging eyes to witness.

The blade felt warm in his hand. He struggled to catch his breath. The arc of the 
blade had pulled him another half circle away from his opponent. He looked back at the 
elf, ready for the next attack. The elf's body stood, head lying on its shoulder, neck 
detached entirely where the blade had hewn through. The head's eyes were still open, 
judging differently now, askew. Immortal these Dark Arena champions were, and 
immortality makes death an odd thing. Stoic fell to his knees, sobbing. The fight was 
over. And it might never end. 

                                          -- memory

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of CLIFFHOME!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team DRAGONS CLAW was 
unseated this week as EAGLES CLAW moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 4-1-0 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon DRIVE 7 this time out who 
this turn suffered a fall into 9th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 round.  Did only 
my eyes note the 4-1-0 record which EAGLES CLAW managed to post this round?  I don't 
doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  BLACK CLAW caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE and was 
awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DANGEROUS 
CRIMINAL put down THE SUMMONER, causing him to lose 15 points of recognition in the 
process.  Although ISKARAL PUST made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple 
the reign of victorious BLOOD SALVATION.  Would you believe that over half of the old 
women in CLIFFHOME 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.  CLIFFHOME, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is MONOCEROS, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding MONOCEROS.  Indeed it was BOOK OF 
THE FALLEN.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the 
knowledge that many fighters are after ALPHA MONOCEROTIS.  Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  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!  
     The girls are as pretty in CLIFFHOME as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  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 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                  
 BLOOD SALVATION 5457      ST 15   5  0   112       EAGLES CLAW (47)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CYNDAQUIL 5134            ST 14   3  0   114       FIRE DECK (394)
 UPUNCTURE WOUND 5463      LU 11   2  0    97       DRAGONS CLAW (463)
 JUDAS RISING 5469         ST 11   2  1    93       EAGLES CLAW (47)                         *

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VERBATIM 5454             LU 14   7  1    86       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-ESTA 5318                 AB  5   1  0    86       WRATHEMEN XXVI (471)
 BLACK CLAW 5477           LU 11   2  1    85       EAGLES CLAW (47)                         *
 ISKARAL PUST 5251         AB 11  11  0    85       BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)
 DARK SPLINTERER 5479      SL  9   3  0    77       DRAGONS CLAW (463)
 GREY DRAGON 5468          LU  9   4  0    73       DRAGONS CLAW (463)                       *

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAGCARGO 5137             AB  6   7  0    61       FIRE DECK (394)                          *

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SULTAN OF SWAT 5444       LU  5   0  1    54       BASEBALL FURIES (476)
 THE SUMMONER 5480            10   2  1    45       DRAGONS CLAW (463)                       [LU-SL]
 CAUTION 5486              LU  4   0  0    40       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)                     *
 GAMMA MONOCEROTIS 5459    SL  4   0  0    37       MONOCEROS (478)                          *

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KUNG FU PANDA 5443        ST  3   2  0    28       BASEBALL FURIES (476)                    *

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EPSILON MONOCEROTIS  5495 LU  3   1  0    21       MONOCEROS (478)                          *
 PENDULUM 5485             LU  1   2  1    20       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)                     *
 DELTA MONOCEROTIS 5460    PS  3   2  0    17       MONOCEROS (478)                          *
 ALPHA MONOCEROTIS 5500        2   0  0    17       MONOCEROS (478)                          [LU-WS]
 COTILLION 5492            LU  2   4  0    13       BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)                 *
 HYDRA 5493                SL  2   4  0    11       EAGLES CLAW (47)                         *
-TABARNAK 5483             LU  1   1  0     7       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)                     *
 DASSEM ULTOR 5481             0   1  0     7       BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)                 [AB-LU-SL]
-MAGBY 5154                PR  1   3  0     6       FIRE DECK (394)
-INFERNAPE 5195            ST  0   2  0     6       FIRE DECK (394)                          *

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INYOURWINDOW 5498             0   2  0     4       BOOK OF THOMAS (479)                     [AB-SL]

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HEDIES 5506             0  1 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 479   ARENAMASTER ERLY      845  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HEDIES was butchered by ARENAMASTER ERLYAIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLOOD SALVATION devastated ISKARAL PUST in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
JUDAS RISING handily defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute one-sided match.
DARK SPLINTERER was unbelievably bested by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute contest.
BLACK CLAW overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GREY DRAGON slimly lost to M. CHARDINEE in a popular 3 minute duel.
UPUNCTURE WOUND viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
VERBATIM overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
THE SUMMONER was vanquished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SULTAN OF SWAT overpowered EPSILON MONOCEROTIS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GAMMA MONOCEROTIS overpowered PENDULUM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DELTA MONOCEROTIS was demolished by CAUTION in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
KUNG FU PANDA bested HYDRA in a 2 minute battle.
COTILLION subdued INYOURWINDOW in a 2 minute brawl.
ALPHA MONOCEROTIS beat DASSEM ULTOR in a popular 3 minute gruesome amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   7 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  23 -  0      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 845 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   UPUNCTURE WOUND 5463       11   2  0   97 DRAGONS CLAW (463)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLOOD SALVATION 5457.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was UPUNCTURE WOUND 5463.  The ten other most popular fighters were DASSEM ULTOR 

The least popular fighter this week was DELTA MONOCEROTIS 5460.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PENDULUM 5485, ISKARAL PUST 5251, HEDIES 5506, INYOURWINDOW 
CLAW 5477, and DARK SPLINTERER 5479.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


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