Date   : 01/19/2004    Duedate: 01/31/2004


DM-2    TURN-373

This Weeks Top Honors


(2-5103) [17-4-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOOFLESS                       NATLUS
(2-5103) [17-4-0,92]           (2-5229) [1-0-0,13]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ABALONEA                       BILLY
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          BIG COUNTRY (593)
(2-5032) [11-30-0,80]          (2-5153) [8-2-0,85]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)       47
2. BIG COUNTRY (593)           21      GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
3. RESURRECTION (570)          21      Unchartered Team
4. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (613)       13
5. HARLEQUINS (577)             0      KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (613)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (613)      1   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     8  7 0
 2/ 1 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)  38  16  0 70.4   2/ 4 BIG COUNTRY (593)         6  5 0
 3- 2*DARK ANGELS (605)          2   1  0 66.7   3/ 3 RESURRECTION (570)        5  3 1
 4/ 3 BIG COUNTRY (593)         68  57  1 54.4   4/ 2 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)  4  4 0
 5- 4 HARLEQUINS (577)         132 120  8 52.4   5- 6*DARK ANGELS (605)         1  0 0
 6/ 5 RESURRECTION (570)       174 174 17 50.0   6/ 0*KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (613)     1  0 0
 7/ 7 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    309 490  9 38.7   7- 7 HARLEQUINS (577)          1  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail NIANIA!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, ABALONEA fought SORRY JUNK and gained 20 points and 
contributed to THE GOLDEN FISH's 4-1-0.  SORRY JUNK has lost to ABALONEA, falling 18 
points, while helping make BIG COUNTRY a 2-2-0 turn.  We should ask BIG RED about the 
thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the 
one to ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at Jim's Tap Room until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the GLORY BOUND TROLLS 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on NIANIA, what are you afraid of?  
And avoiding GLORY BOUND TROLLS more than any other team we find BIG COUNTRY.  
NIANIA, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged 
warrior this turn was GLORY BOUND TROLLS' warrior FIERCE ONE-EYE.  More fighters 
challenged it than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that NIANIA has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in NIANIA, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in NIANIA again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOOFLESS 5103                17   4  0    92       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BETTY 5107                    9   4  1    91       BIG COUNTRY (593)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILLY 5153                    8   2  0    85       BIG COUNTRY (593)
-HALF-TIME 5125               10   5  0    82       HARLEQUINS (577)
-SOLITARE 5120                 9   8  0    81       HARLEQUINS (577)
 ABALONEA 5032                11  30  0    80       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 FIERCE ONE-EYE 5104          13   8  0    73       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
 ANALIRA 5087                 13  17  1    71       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 YELLOW PIKE 5031              9  32  1    71       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JARCK 5132                   11   5  0    59       RESURRECTION (570)
 ONE BROW 5101                 7   2  0    57       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
 SORRY JUNK 5161               6   3  0    57       BIG COUNTRY (593)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NELLISTHA 5156                8   8  1    56       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-COMEDY 5139                   7   6  1    48       HARLEQUINS (577)
 TOLDERST 5159                 9   2  0    45       RESURRECTION (570)
 LUBAYA 5126                  10  11  0    41       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DESPAIR 5170                  2   1  0    25       DARK ANGELS (605)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NATLUS 5229                   1   0  0    13       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (613)
 SAYANA 5216                   1   3  0    12       RESURRECTION (570)
 VALIENCE 5218                 1   0  1    11       RESURRECTION (570)
-BA BAAK 5102                  1   2  0     9       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
-MELODY 5151                   2   2  0     8       HARLEQUINS (577)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JIM BOB 5219           0  1 0 BIG COUNTRY 593       VALIENCE 5218         373         
SMOLT 5152             6  5 0 RESURRECTION 570      FORMIDABLE 5177       370         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

See, Wally the Wacko, I told you the reason Big Red had not received an invitation to
ADM was due to his Arena Fight Count.  Twenty, that is the magic number (unless they
have a LOT of FE's from Tournaments). -- Shocking Toad

All -- I have been meaning to come to Niania for along while now.  A rollup fell into
my lap and I couldn't resist the temptation any longer.  So, please welcome my newest
stable of Knights Templar (soon to be everywhere).  I don't know how often or how
many I'll run, but we're here nonetheless.  Personally, I'm Delarquan.  I don't whine
over deaths, nor do I have any compunction about killing.  Talk as much smack as you
enjoy.  You pay the same as I do.  I don't, however, ordinarily downchallenge.  That
is, unless someone begins that little nastiness.  Then ya'll know how it goes.  I've
taken the liberty of naming one of my warriors after each of the managers in this
arena that I know of.  Any specific customs here, just let me know. -- Baphomet

All -- Any chance of getting Sensei Jan back in here?  I'd like to put my foot up her
behind. -- Baphomet

Sorry Junk -- That joke is kinda old by now.  Of course, without a name-change-o-
rama, you and the rest of us are stuck with it, aren't we?  Ah, well. -- Abalonea

One Brow -- Well, darn, that was a great turn-around you managed.  I was SURE I had
you at the bottom of the first page...and then I turned it over.  (sigh)  Story of my
life.  Just so it doesn't end up the story of my death! -- Yellow Pike

Well, it's easy to see why that Orc was captured.  What a wuss. -- Lubaya

The Ambitious Guard will never make it in a larger world than the one he's used to,
because he is too dumb to realize what is beyond his capabilities.  Such as dueling.
He isn't up for that. -- Nellistha

Maybe we should send the Fratsfa Slave back to Fratsfa.  He could be our secret
weapon.  Anyone depending on him to fight would lose. -- Analira

Sorry Junk -- If you have to fight in the dark, just keep on as you have been doing.
That's fair-to-middling fierce, after all. -- Abalonea

All -- Well it was nice knowing you all.  But it is time for me to move on the next
phase of my life.  I don't harbor any ill feelings to any of you.  But I will say
this, TOOFLESS you have my utmost RESPECT, I really mean that.  Hopefully one day you
will join me.  This is my first ever invite to any thing in my life. -- Yippi Ka Yay
(Big Red)
P.S.  From the Manager from BIG COUNTRY.  This is my first ever ADM warrior to make
it this far.  He left with 80 learned skills.  He was the best T.P. that I had.  A
good friend told me many months ago that he would be great one day.  Thanks, Sir

Abalonea -- Why do we keep meeting like this?  I was only to be here for a short
while.  But my manager said I am learning so well I can stay around.  But I have to
fight other warriors.  Sorry Junk is my nickname because I collect junk nobody else
wants. -- Sorry Junk

Fierce One Eye -- Well, you really showed me that you do have one good eye still to
see.  You were for sure the fiercest one this time.  Congrats on your big win.  Also
thank you for the skills. -- Billy

Toofless -- Congrats on your victory.  You must have eaten breakfast.  Or I didn't
eat my Wheaties that morning.  Thank you for that skill.  It was what I needed to
leave this arena. -- Big Red

All -- Welcome Jim to the arena.  He said he wanted to fight.  So I am going to give
him a chance. -- Big Country

Glory Bound Trolls -- Did you receive my diplo yet? -- Big Country

10 January 2004
ZalCon2 Updates (1/9/04)

     The contest will be starting on the turn due February 23rd, 2004 and run for 20
     Only one team will be allowed for each manager in the contest, regardless of
whether additional teams are announced as contest entries.  No exceptions for any
     The Style Master points should read that there is +1 point for beating a member
of your own style even if the warrior is not registered for the contest.
     Rolling points for consecutive turns as Style Master means that your warrior
gets the extra point every turn after the first 3 that he continues to hold the
     The points for Quality Wins should be clarified to read the winning warrior is
ranked below by the number of recognition points needed for each bonus point at the
start of the fight.  For example, Warrior A (3-2-0, 17) beats Warrior B (4-1-0, 35)
and receives 2 bonus points under Quality Win for the 18 point difference in the
     I believe that is all the clarifications for the moment, please feel free to
email, diplo, call or write me with any other questions or concerns about the
          Robert Occhipinti aka Zalgor Prigg

10 January 2004
                *     *     *  Third Annual Turf War  *     *      *

     Come one and all to DM 47 (North Fork) for the Third Annual Turf War!  Rules of
the contest will be posted in Turn #208's newsletter (due date Feb. 23).  The contest
will begin on Turn #209 (due date March 22).
     So, get a team there and register!  To register, you must send me a donation of
one (1) rollup CERTIFICATE.  Then, declare your alliance and team in the North Fork
personals.  You may also declare a warrior as champion, and that warrior will earn
(or lose!) double points in the contest!
     Roll-up certs will be *ALL* awarded as prizes, in addition to:

*** Highest Scoring Alliance -- Gets to Rename DM 47 for 6 months!
*** Most returns from DA (Alliance) -- Rename DA monsters for 6 months!
*** Most listings as "Style Masters" (Alliance) -- Pick arena to host the April "05
    Grand Tournament!
*** Warrior with the most awards -- Arenamaster named after him for 6 months!
*** Alliance with the most awards -- Pick the slow arena for TW 4!
*** Team with most "Style Master" listings -- Discover favorites of one warrior on
*** Warrior with most "Style Master" listings -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns!
    (I'll transfer $7.50 to the manager's account)
*** Alliance with the most kills -- Rename the stand-ins for 6 months!
*** Highest scoring Warrior -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns.  (I'll transfer
    $7.50 to their manager's account.)

     The contest will run for 10 turns, with the winners announced on turn #220.  See
the Turn #208 North Fork newsletter for complete rules and scoring system!  Direct
"declarations" to:  A.D. in the personals, and prize pot entry donations to:
                      Jason Mazuch HSP H-2
                      P.O. Box 339 #924385
                      Sparta, GA  31087-0339
     By snail mail or diplo through RSI.
               Bloody Sands!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BILLY viciously subdued FIERCE ONE-EYE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge fight.
JARCK demolished LUBAYA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
TOOFLESS was overpowered by BIG RED in a 9 minute mismatched Title duel.
SORRY JUNK was overpowered by ABALONEA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ONE BROW was viciously subdued by YELLOW PIKE in a 2 minute bloody veteran's duel.
ANALIRA overpowered TOLDERST in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
NELLISTHA overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SAYANA lost to OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute duel.
VALIENCE slaughtered JIM BOB in a 1 minute uneven fight.
NATLUS vanquished CONVICTED THIEF 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|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -   8 -  2      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  15 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  2      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   8 -  1      27  |

Turn 373 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        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TOOFLESS 5103              17   4  0   92 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
SLASHING ATTACK  BILLY 5153                  8   2  0   85 BIG COUNTRY (593)
LUNGING ATTACK   JARCK 5132                 11   5  0   59 RESURRECTION (570)
WALL OF STEEL    ONE BROW 5101               7   2  0   57 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ABALONEA 5032.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BILLY 5153.  The ten other most popular fighters were YELLOW PIKE 5031, ANALIRA 
5087, NELLISTHA 5156, JARCK 5132, ABALONEA 5032, VALIENCE 5218, FIERCE ONE-EYE 5104, 
ONE BROW 5101, SAYANA 5216, and NATLUS 5229.

The least popular fighter this week was TOOFLESS 5103.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JIM BOB 5219, TOLDERST 5159, SORRY JUNK 5161, LUBAYA 5126, NATLUS 5229, 
SAYANA 5216, ONE BROW 5101, FIERCE ONE-EYE 5104, VALIENCE 5218, and ABALONEA 5032.

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

BIG RED (2-5080) BIG COUNTRY (593)