DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/04/2003    Duedate: 12/17/2003

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-489

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARY RETZLAFF
AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
(3-6119) [14-19-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARY RETZLAFF                  TWITCH
AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)       THE NUKES (580)
(3-6119) [14-19-1,106]         (3-6316) [3-3-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MARY RETZLAFF                  BONES
AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)       BLITZKRIEG (581)
(3-6119) [14-19-1,106]         (3-6337) [1-0-0,11]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLITZKRIEG (581)            50
2. AESIR (164)                 46      FAMOUS HITTERS (535)
3. AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)    35      Unchartered Team
4. GAMES LIBRARY (340)         34
5. THE NUKES (580)             20      BLITZKRIEG (581)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (581)           4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)    11  4 0
 2/ 2 FAMOUS HITTERS (535)      30  16  2 65.2   2/ 4 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  8  7 0
 3/ 4*THE NUKES (580)           18  12  2 60.0   3/ 3*THE NUKES (580)           8  7 0
 4/ 5 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)    116  94  7 55.2   4/ 2 AESIR (164)               7  7 1
 5/ 6*UNBELIZEABLE (570)         9   9  1 50.0   5/ 5 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       6  9 0
 6/ 1*GHASTLY (573)              1   1  0 50.0   6/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (581)          4  1 0
 7/ 7 AESIR (164)              528 532 39 49.8   7/ 6 FAMOUS HITTERS (535)      2  1 0
 8/ 8 DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)      80  83  1 49.1   8/ 7*GHASTLY (573)             1  1 0
 9/ 9 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      318 490  7 39.4   9/10 DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)      1  3 0
10/10 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  64  99  3 39.3  10/ 9*UNBELIZEABLE (570)        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

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 483): DENNIS of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 368): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): THE MAN of FAMOUS HITTERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 484): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 483): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): CASTOR of ASTRONOMICAL (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 479): KEPLER of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): IRON HANDS LEE of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): SANTO STINKO of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 434): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 421): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 319): NAMES of SADISTS F2F II (SunGod, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 140): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 362): LEE AT TOURNEY of LETHAL LADIES from JHELUM (A-Sop)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 483): SOUL HAREM (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 368): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 484): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 483): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 479): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 434): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 421): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 319): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 140): FAVORITE THINGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 362): DARK PANTHEON, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): THE MAN of FAMOUS HITTERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 487): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 482): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): CASTOR of ASTRONOMICAL (Jinx, mgr.)
               (turn 483): GAMBLE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                           SESAME of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 478): MUNCHIES of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
                           QUONSET of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
                           HOTTA WATTA of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): CHASITY BELT of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
                            TUM of FROM THE FACE (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
                            CHOLLA of POWER PLANTS (Hoffa, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): SANTO STINKO of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
               (turn 468): CLAW of MEOW MIX (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           CARNAL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stick, mgr.)
                           MALLIA of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
                           VIVAMORT of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               WHAT'S UP, DUCK? of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
                 (turn 368): REIDI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
                          GHASTLY MIGRAINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): SIR LANCELOT of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Alas, Sandman took the easy way out and fought Go Fish to the end!  While I'd like to
even the score against Go Fish, I will be spending my final turn in the Dark Arena.
Assur says almost all his grads do this and that he will not make an exception for
me.

I am off to Darkholm then, where I will run when Assur decides to reactivate.  I've
enjoyed it here.

-- Stan, the man, Musial

notes from Assur:
The Man:  13-3-16-17-21-7-7 B Does Tremendous
HI/MO GA, Bash Tactic, Riposte skills.
Skills at:  21-17-30-11?-13(+4)-17

The Man is probably my best ADM basher (certainly in the top three).  All depends on
how well The Man can utilize that GA!  I've heard the GA is a terrible weapon, but
that is in the hands of Wastes and Slashers.  For me, the question is how well the GA
stands against the HL or GS!

-- Assur

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly OSKSI games.  My praise to THE NUKES for their 4-1-0 
week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  A 
new guild, BLITZKRIEG, entered OSKSI with a clash this turn, showing off a 4-1-0 
record.  Indeed, a worthy addition to the city guilds.  THOR caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested SUNSCORCH and was awarded 24 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DEEANN RAKOVICH put 
down PUTT PUTT, causing him to lose 11 points of recognition in the process.  
Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster THE MAN Dark Arena Challenged 
STONE GOLEM last week in a match to decide the fate of the throne.  The crowds were 
amazed this turn, as STONE GOLEM killed the Duelmaster, THE MAN, leaving FAMOUS 
HITTERS in mourning.  With bloody hand MARY RETZLAFF has ascended to the throne of 
champions.  Is she that one which is spoken of in the ancient texts?  Heed this!  A 
seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall 
perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  OSKSI, city of gladiators!  Mighty 
among the names of thy guilds is AMERICAN APPRAISAL, 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 AMERICAN APPRAISAL.  Indeed it was 
SIMPLY DESSERTS.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  
NOT HOYLE take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in OSKSI.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  I have seen warriors die in youth.  I 
have seen men cut down in their prime.  This week SIMPLY DESSERTS must mourn the loss 
of 8-4-0 SUNSCORCH to AESIR.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable 
with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in OSKSI.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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                  
 MARY RETZLAFF 6119           14  19  1   106       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALTUN HA 6222                 5   2  1   113       UNBELIZEABLE (570)
 GO FISH 6020                 22  39  0   105       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 THOR 5672                    13   8  3   104       AESIR (164)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIMEARTH 6155                19  15  0    88       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 GRAPH 6073                   13  32  0    83       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 FANDRAL 5701                 11   5  0    78       AESIR (164)
 WHIP SCORPION 6275           10   4  0    70       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN MAHER 6218              10  11  2    66       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAT NGUYEN 6216              10  12  0    56       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 DEEANN RAKOVICH 6254          8   8  0    49       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 WOLF SPIDER 6324              4   1  0    49       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 SAND CRABS 6308               6   2  1    44       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 HARALDUR 6325                 4   1  0    43       AESIR (164)
 TWITCH 6316                   3   3  0    40       THE NUKES (580)
 NOT HOYLE 6208                6  16  0    34       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUTT PUTT 4977                4   5  0    33       DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)
 FROSTY 6314                   4   2  0    27       THE NUKES (580)
 THE GOALIE 6229               3  17  0    26       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 FREDDY FUNGUS 6318            3   3  1    25       THE NUKES (580)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BORA BORA 6281                5   5  1    21       DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)
 JACK 6317                     3   3  1    19       THE NUKES (580)
 G W CHIMP 6259                1   1  0    17       GHASTLY (573)
 GOMER 6326                    5   0  0    15       THE NUKES (580)
 IVAN THE GREAT 6336           1   0  0    15       BLITZKRIEG (581)
 BONES 6337                    1   0  0    11       BLITZKRIEG (581)
 LITTLE JOE 6335               1   0  0    10       BLITZKRIEG (581)
 SKULL CRACKER 6333            1   0  0     9       BLITZKRIEG (581)
 HOL CHAN 6323                 0   1  0     5       UNBELIZEABLE (570)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARK BOBBER 6327              0   4  0     4       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FREKI 6329             1  2 0 AESIR 164             LORD ISKOVEN 627      489 NONE    
GERI 6331              0  2 0 AESIR 164             MOUNTAIN TROLL 622    489 NONE    
STEVE SAX 6120        10 19 0 AMERICAN APPRAISA 559 ALTUN HA 6222         485 NOT REVE
PATHOCROM 6334         0  1 0 BLITZKRIEG 581        HIGH ELF 623          489 NONE    
THE MAN 6077          15 10 1 FAMOUS HITTERS 535    STONE GOLEM 630       489 NONE    
ROCK SHARP 6332        0  1 0 SIMPLY DESSERTS 555   DARK CHAMPION 628     489 NONE    
SUNSCORCH 6279         8  4 0 SIMPLY DESSERTS 555   THOR 5672             489         
CARACOL 6221           4  3 0 UNBELIZEABLE 570      THOR 5672             486         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nick -- Uh, I don't mean to discourage you or anything, but those faves are almost as
bad as you can get (for a Basher).  MO/VL is certainly the worst set of rhythms.  I
put the bashing weapons in several classes.  For ADM, there are weapons I use and
weapons I don't use.  MS is in the latter class.  I might experiment with it or use
it until I have access to a better weapon, but the bottom line is that I wouldn't
bother.  I do have one basher who is worse than yours, though (MO/VL LG).  There are
only two weapons that have undisputed positions in the weapons I use category (GS and
HL).  Weapons that I'm still undecided on are:  (BS, SC, ML, BA, and GA).  All the
rest of the weapons are in the don't use category.  There only other weapon which
merits any more conversation is the QS.  I have a SZ 3 QS fave who must decide
between the few weapons he can use (QS, GA, BS, BA, and SC).  But only a fool would
roll a 13-10-3-15-21-13-9 warrior into a Basher.  The reality is, though, that if
you're not going to use a warrior's fave, it doesn't matter if it is LG or MS,
because you're still gonna use something else! -- Assurnasirbanipal
P.S.  Interestingly, my basic weapon selection is much different.  QS, MA, WH, ML,
BS, and occasionally, HL.  I suppose I must also include WF, because I am willing to
run 9 STR/7 DFT bashers, but again, I don't recommend it--and that same basher would
play with the BS, too.

Go Fish -- It may take you longer than anyone else to fall asleep...but it's worth
the wait. -- Sandman

So the scum finally graduates, at 40 Arena fights (I had thought it was 40 FE total).
12(1)-18(2)-15-11(1)-19(2)-7(2)-11(1) Total Parry, 27-14 record.  Ad Ex Parry, Expert
Init (of all things).  Favors Broadsword, Lo/Lo, and Init routines. -- Sandman

Assur -- So are you running anyone after Stan, or going to give someone else a chance
at Top Chartered Team? -- Simply Desserts, crawling up the rankings

Sandman -- (furiously)  A sandy person like you should NOT be fishing!  It isn't your
"thing," you wretched dune-shuffler!  Go away! -- Go Fish

Haraldur -- (whining)  You make me look dumb!  That is... Not Hoyle!

The Man -- (brooding)  I think I will design a world with no ball games. -- SimEarth

Sunscorch -- AAAAAA!!!  I'm on the brink of spontaneous combustion!  AAAAA!!! --
Graph the badly scorched

Beggers don't know a thing about games.  Ha! -- The Goalie, getting the only win on
the team this turn and prepared to be insufferable about it

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this

fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE MAN was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
FREKI was murdered by LORD ISKOVEN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
GERI was killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PATHOCROM was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
ROCK SHARP was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
FANDRAL was devastated by MARY RETZLAFF in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title brawl.
SUNSCORCH was butchered by THOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
WHIP SCORPION handily defeated DAT NGUYEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SAND CRABS was vanquished by JOHN MAHER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
TWITCH overpowered THE GOALIE in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
G W CHIMP was defeated by NOT HOYLE in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
GO FISH outlasted VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 7 minute one-sided match.
SIMEARTH handily defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
GRAPH demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
WOLF SPIDER handily defeated FREDDY FUNGUS in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
PUTT PUTT was vanquished by DEEANN RAKOVICH in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BORA BORA was vanquished by HARALDUR in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
JACK devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a tiring 4 minute mismatched brawl.
FROSTY overpowered MARK BOBBER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GOMER outlasted HOL CHAN in a unpopular 14 minute novice's match.
SKULL CRACKER bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute novice's contest.
LITTLE JOE defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute novice's duel.
IVAN THE GREAT luckily beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute beginner's fray.
BONES viciously subdued PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute brutal novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  10 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  28 -  3      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  24 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  21 -  4      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  15 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  13 -  1      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  11 -  0      35  |

Turn 489 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   THOR 5672                  13   8  3  104 AESIR (164)
WALL OF STEEL    SIMEARTH 6155              19  15  0   88 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
STRIKING ATTACK  FANDRAL 5701               11   5  0   78 AESIR (164)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WHIP SCORPION 6275         10   4  0   70 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
LUNGING ATTACK   WOLF SPIDER 6324            4   1  0   49 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MARY RETZLAFF 6119.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BONES 6337.  The ten other most popular fighters were TWITCH 6316, GERI 
6331, WHIP SCORPION 6275, G W CHIMP 6259, NOT HOYLE 6208, GRAPH 6073, HARALDUR 6325, 
FANDRAL 5701, MARY RETZLAFF 6119, and SIMEARTH 6155.

The least popular fighter this week was GOMER 6326.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOL CHAN 6323, SKULL CRACKER 6333, JACK 6317, LITTLE JOE 6335, MARK 
BOBBER 6327, BORA BORA 6281, PUTT PUTT 4977, FREDDY FUNGUS 6318, GO FISH 6020, and 
THE GOALIE 6229.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

GO FISH (3-6020) GAMES LIBRARY (340)

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

THE MAN (3-6077) FAMOUS HITTERS (535)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXII

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE PLEDGE 2984 (119-86-4)             2  3  0         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FREY 2258 (75-51-1)                    2  3  0         AESIR                

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BIG BROTHER 5568 (43-61-0)             1  3  0         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   
THE BEAST 5547 (45-61-0)               0  2  0         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COUCH POTATO 2985 (60-39-1)            6  3  0         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   
AUDIE MURPHY 6160 (27-14-1)            3  3  0         OUR HIGHEST HONOR    
BUNNY WAILER 5356 (33-19-0)            3  3  0         EXODUS!              
CARPET BURN 5698 (32-24-0)             2  3  0         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   
HAGAR 3717 (19-3-0)                    2  3  0         AESIR                
BADEN-BADEN 4033 (14-14-0)             1  3  0         DOUBLE TROUBLE       

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OURS ROUGE 6049 (17-24-1)              5  3  0         THE REDBAERS         
TYR 5575 (17-3-0)                      1  3  0         AESIR                
ALVIN YORK 6156 (22-18-0)              0  2  0         OUR HIGHEST HONOR    
QUICKSAND 6102 (22-20-2)               0  2  0         SIMPLY DESSERTS      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MARY RETZLAFF 6119 (12-18-1)           1  3  0         AMERICAN APPRAISAL   
THOR 5672 (11-7-2)                     0  2  0         AESIR                

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DAT NGUYEN 6216 (8-11-0)               5  3  0         AMERICAN APPRAISAL   
JOHN MAHER 6218 (8-10-2)               2  3  0         AMERICAN APPRAISAL   
BLACK FOOT 2588 (0-1-0)                0  2  0         INDIAN NATION        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUNSCORCH 6279 (6-3-0)                 5  3  0         SIMPLY DESSERTS      
WHIP SCORPION 6275 (8-3-0)             3  3  0         SIMPLY DESSERTS      
DEEANN RAKOVICH 6254 (6-7-0)           1  3  0         AMERICAN APPRAISAL   
FANDRAL 5701 (9-4-0)                   0  2  0         AESIR                
IROQUIS 2592 (1-0-0)                   0  2  0         INDIAN NATION        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DAKOTA 3086 (1-0-0)                    0  2  0         INDIAN NATION        
MISSOURI 6205 (0-0-0)                  0  2  0         INDIAN NATION        

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HARALDUR 6325 (2-0-0)                  3  3  1         AESIR                
TWITCH 6316 (1-2-0)                    2  3  0         THE NUKES            
KARATE HORNET 6152 (2-1-0)             0  2  0         THE DEVENGERS        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HOVAN 6328 (0-0-0)                     5  2  0  DEAD   AESIR                
HOL CHAN 6323 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         UNBELIZEABLE         
JAMMIN' JERRY 6302 (0-0-0)             1  3  0         UNKNOWNS XXIV        

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PLATELET 6159 (13-5-0)                 6  3  0         OUR HIGHEST HONOR    
JOHN BURKETT 3749 (7-8-0)              1  3  0         BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES   
STEVE SAX 6120 (10-19-0)               0  2  0         AMERICAN APPRAISAL   

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK HEART 5182 (0-0-0)               7  3  0         BLACK ATTACK         
BLACK MAGIC 5210 (0-1-0)               5  3  0         BLACK ATTACK         
ODIN 3343 (5-2-0)                      4  3  0         AESIR                
MITHRUS 47 (0-0-0)                     1  3  0         METALSTORM           
CARACOL 6221 (4-3-0)                   0  2  0         UNBELIZEABLE         

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KVASIR 5171 (4-2-0)                    3  3  0         AESIR                

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEEP SIX 6287 (1-1-0)                  0  2  0  DEAD   NUMBER OF THE BEAST  
LAMANAI 6223 (0-0-0)                   0  2  0         UNBELIZEABLE