Date   : 12/18/2003    Duedate: 12/31/2003


DM-3    TURN-490

This Weeks Top Honors


(3-6119) [15-19-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

(3-6119) [15-19-1,114]         (3-6088) [4-0-0,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

(3-6119) [15-19-1,114]         (3-6218) [10-12-2,54]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)       48
2. AESIR (164)                 31      SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
3. EVIL DUDES (554)            29      Unchartered Team
4. THE NUKES (580)             16
5. BLITZKRIEG (581)            10      BLITZKRIEG (581)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 FAMOUS HITTERS (535)      30  16  2 65.2   1/ 1 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)    10  5 0
 2/ 1*BLITZKRIEG (581)           6   4  0 60.0   2/ 2 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  8  7 0
 3/ 3*THE NUKES (580)           20  15  2 57.1   3/ 3*THE NUKES (580)           8  7 0
 4/ 0*EVIL DUDES (554)           4   3  0 57.1   4/ 6*BLITZKRIEG (581)          6  4 0
 5/ 4 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)    120  95  7 55.8   5/ 4 AESIR (164)               6  9 1
 6- 5*UNBELIZEABLE (570)         9   9  1 50.0   6/ 5 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       6  9 1
 7- 6*GHASTLY (573)              1   1  0 50.0   7- 7 FAMOUS HITTERS (535)      1  1 0
 8/ 7 AESIR (164)              530 535 39 49.8   8- 8*GHASTLY (573)             1  1 0
 9- 8 DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)      80  83  1 49.1   9/ 0*EVIL DUDES (554)          1  2 0
10/10 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  66 102  3 39.3  10- 9 DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)      0  2 0
11/ 9 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      319 494  8 39.2  11-10*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

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Dark Federation #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Xochithlan, the royal palace:

     Tirisha Dulake leaned closer to her cousin, King Feyen, and pouted.  "You can't
be so hard hearted, Pootles," she cooed.  "It isn't like I'm asking a LOT from
     Feyen was too dark skinned to blush noticeably, but he felt himself getting
rather warm under the collar.  "Don't call me that!" he hissed.  [It is a gift in the
royal family of Xochithlan to be able to hiss words which contain no esses.]  "You're
the only one who remembers that Mother used to call me that!  But what if someone
overhears?"  He peered around nervously.  Eavesdropping was the national pastime in
Xochithlan, but he thought his throne room was reasonably secure.  Still, if anyone
heard her say that name....  He shuddered.
     "If you'll give me the soldiers, dearest cousin, I'll be so busy and so far
away, I'm sure I'll forget."
     "But Tirisha, I can't!  If I sent Xochithlani Royal Guardsmen into Mordanti
territory, it could start a war, or at LEAST," he shuddered again, "Samir would send
that battlemage of his to 'make an official protest' and the man has NO sense of
style at all.  His hair, his beard!"  King Feyen stroked his own perfect little
mustache.  "It's impossible, Tirisha, you must see that!"
     "No, it is NOT impossible."  Her coo was getting ragged around the edges,
letting the iron determination show through.  She took a deep breath, noting that,
as with every other man who saw her do that, she had riveted Feyen's attention; after
all, they were only second cousins on one side.  "You don't need to send the whole
Royal Guard.  I'm sure I won't need a thousand men in Rodeki.  It's such a LITTLE
place.  A hundred will be enough to protect me, DEAR Feyen."  She blew in his ear.
     Feyen took his own deep breath and managed not to melt on the spot.  "Well...a
hundred men, then, but no more!  And not in Royal Xochithlani uniform, either!"
     "Of course not, coz."  She patted his arm as she straightened up.  "I wouldn't
want anyone to get the idea they were on YOUR business."  She slid out of reach just
a little ahead of King Feyen's reaching hands.  "You won't have any trouble at all
over this, dear coz."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Arenamaster Xoron, a practitioner of the Ancient Elvish Martial Art of Seelie-
Khuei, was deeply resistant to feminine wiles.  He was, however, extremely interested
in cash.  Tirisha had plenty of cash.
     "I guess I could find you a few gladiators to serve as a personal bodyguard," he
muttered, mentally fingering the coins Tirisha had placed on the table between them.
"I couldn't vouch for their reliability, though."
     "I will attend to that," Tirisha said briskly.  "Twenty ounces of gold for every
gladiator you can find me.  Payable when they sign up."

Warriors and managers are invited to accompany Tirisha Dulake to Rodeki, or wherever
she may end up going.  A note in the personals addressed to Scribe, or an email to
Livia@reality.com will do it.

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Dark Federation #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     "That is a fight you cannot win, Princess Morra," Chancellor Ethylbyrr said.  He
leaned forward to emphasize his point, one hand on the report that had sparked the
discussion.  "It is better not to enter a battle you cannot win."
     "Darron wouldn't--"
     "Princess, your brother is no longer a boy, he is a young man now," the old man
said.  "He will not be pleased to receive...advice from his older sister, much less
commands.  Even without his new friends, he would be reluctant to--"
     "All right, you've made your point."  She looked away.  Looked out the window
across the city of Jhans, but she didn't really see it.  Didn't want to see it, if
the truth be told.  She was surprised to realize that what she really wanted to see
at this moment was her husband, Gryzash the Golden.  She had not felt strongly about
him one way or the other, theirs had been a marriage of political expediency.  But
Gryzash was--had been--a confident, decisive man.  One whose very presence would awe
these quarreling nobles of Jhans into obedience.  Unfortunately, Gryzash was dead.
Her thoughts shifted briefly to their son, Gorris.  She might have stayed in Jhans to
fight the treacherous 'advisors' of her brother, except...it was her first duty to
protect her son and defend HIS heritage.  Let Prince Darron worry about Jhans now.
It was time for her to leave him to it, for good or ill.
     "I must take Gorris to Sibikhas," she said finally.  "That is where my duty lies
now.  That city is his to rule, by rights, but it is easier to hold onto power than
to win it back after it's been lost.  Will you stay here and advise Darron?"
     Ethylbyrr laughed sadly and shook his head.  "The boy--the young man--wouldn't
have me," he said.  "His new friends won't want to share the influence, and...I am a
reminder of his youth.  Which he would prefer to forget as he strives to become a man
in his own eyes."
     "If you remain in Jhans without a royal post, your life won't be worth--"
     "It will be worth nothing at all," the old man said.  "I will be dead by the
time you clear the city's gates."
     She nodded.  There was no mercy in the Delarquan Federation for someone who fell
from power.  "Come with me to Sibikhas, then.  It would be a shame to waste your wit
and experience, old friend."
     The old man half rose from his seat across the table and bowed.  "I would be
honored to serve you in Sibikhas or elsewhere, Princess."  Seating himself again, he
said, "But you cannot simply decide to leave Jhans and then go.  You will need, at
the very least, bodyguards.  The Jhans Royal Guard you cannot take with you--they
belong here and will provide some protection from Darron, if he does not run
completely mad and dismiss them.  So you will need--"
     "Gladiators," she said firmly.  "Two or three, at least, as many as half a dozen
perhaps.  They are--"
     "They are crude men, for the most part," Ethylbyrr protested.
     "So?  They are less likely than any others to have political axes of their own
to grind.  I will have gladiators for bodyguards."  She grimaced.  "I will need

This is a call for volunteers.  A personal, or an email to Livia@reality.com will do

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 484): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 370): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 485): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 484): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 488): IVANMOE of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 486): POPCORN MACHINE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 480): KEPLER of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 472): PROVIDENCE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 471): TSUNAMI of STORM WARNING (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 445): KATHLEEN of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 436): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 189): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 422): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 371): DROGOI 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.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 320): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 141): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 364): DOONE of FLAGG 16 from RODEKI (Flagg, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 484): BLOOD AND IRON (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 370): KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 489): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 485): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 484): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 488): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 486): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 480): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 472): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 471): BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 445): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 436): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 189): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 422): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 371): 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 320): none
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 141): EPOCHOLYPSE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 364): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 370): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 489): GO FISH of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
              (turn 488): THE MAN of FAMOUS HITTERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 488): IVANMOE of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
                (turn 487): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 486): POPCORN MACHINE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                           SATOSHI KUNO of NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
               (turn 485): ISHINOMORI of NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 472): PROVIDENCE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
                (turn 471): PEOPLE'S ELBOW of UNTOUCHABLES (Angus, mgr.)
                            ACK VERT of PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 435): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What?  I'm the Duelmaster!?  How can this be?
     We've had a decent year here at AA, nothing great, but not too bad.  I'd like to
dedicate my Duelmastership to the recently fallen Steve Sax.  We haven't heard too
much from ole' Stevie since he went to California and now I guess we'll never get to
find out how he's doing since his transfer.
     Well, I gotta jet.  I think I hear the furious scribblings of Osksi managers
eagerly filling out their challenges this week.
     Bad luck to all!

               Mary Retzlaff
               American Appraisal

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in OSKSI since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with THE CHIROPRACTOR?  He 
actually beat AMERICAN APPRAISAL's JOHN MAHER, and walked away with 19 more points 
from the fight.  Apparently OSKSI isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I 
thought.  The Dreaded Duelmaster got 2 challenges this turn!  AESIR's hatred of 
AMERICAN APPRAISAL surfaced again as THOR challenged OSKSI's top dog.  Try as he 
might, THOR wasn't good enough at persuading MARY RETZLAFF to step down from the 
Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
AESIR.  In my day, no team with a 528-532-39 would scare me off!  What's the problem, 
challenged SIMEARTH of GAMES LIBRARY who is up by 18.  Now was this a wise move?  
WHIP SCORPION perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she overcame SIMEARTH and 
ended up with 87 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You 
young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARY RETZLAFF 6119           15  19  1   114       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALTUN HA 6222                 5   2  1   113       UNBELIZEABLE (570)
 THOR 5672                    13   9  3    95       AESIR (164)
 FANDRAL 5701                 12   5  0    91       AESIR (164)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIP SCORPION 6275           11   4  0    87       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 SIMEARTH 6155                19  16  0    76       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 GRAPH 6073                   13  33  0    72       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAT NGUYEN 6216              11  12  0    66       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 THE CHIROPRACTOR 6088         4   0  0    58       EVIL DUDES (554)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN MAHER 6218              10  12  2    54       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 SAND CRABS 6308               7   2  1    52       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 HARALDUR 6325                 5   1  0    50       AESIR (164)
 TWITCH 6316                   4   3  0    49       THE NUKES (580)
 DEEANN RAKOVICH 6254          8   9  0    43       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 WOLF SPIDER 6324              4   2  0    41       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 NOT HOYLE 6208                6  17  0    35       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUTT PUTT 4977                4   5  0    33       DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)
 FREDDY FUNGUS 6318            4   3  1    32       THE NUKES (580)
 THE GOALIE 6229               3  18  0    27       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROSTY 6314                   4   3  0    22       THE NUKES (580)
-BORA BORA 6281                5   5  1    21       DOUBLE TROUBLE (332)
 BONES 6337                    2   0  0    19       BLITZKRIEG (581)
 SKULL CRACKER 6333            2   0  0    19       BLITZKRIEG (581)
-G W CHIMP 6259                1   1  0    17       GHASTLY (573)
 SUNBURN 6345                  1   0  0    17       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 GOMER 6326                    5   1  0    16       THE NUKES (580)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIPSNAKE 6344                1   0  0    14       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
-HOL CHAN 6323                 0   1  0     5       UNBELIZEABLE (570)
 IVAN THE GREAT 6336           1   1  0     4       BLITZKRIEG (581)
 LITTLE JOE 6335               1   1  0     4       BLITZKRIEG (581)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED ASSASSI 616  0  1 0   1                   GO FISH 6020          490 NONE    
CREEL 6347             0  1 0 AESIR 164             BLACK ORC 624         490 NONE    
DUFFEL 6348            0  1 0 AESIR 164             BLACK ORC 624         490 NONE    
MARK BOBBER 6327       0  5 0 AMERICAN APPRAISA 559 STONE GOLEM 630       490 NONE    
SECURITY MAN 6346      0  1 0 BLITZKRIEG 581        SHEWISH GIANT 625     490 NONE    
2 6090                 0  1 0 EVIL DUDES 554        BLACK ORC 624         490 NONE    
3 6087                 0  1 0 EVIL DUDES 554        BLACK ORC 624         490 NONE    
JACK 6317              3  4 1 THE NUKES 580         LORD ISKOVEN 627      490 NONE    
SUNSCORCH 6279         8  4 0 SIMPLY DESSERTS 555   THOR 5672             489         
CARACOL 6221           4  3 0 UNBELIZEABLE 570      THOR 5672             486 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Simply Desserts -- We'll see how the replacement turns out.  Regardless, The Famous
Hitters will at best be inactive for awhile, since this new recruit will be seeking
to run in tourneys as well as the arena.  At worst, I'll be bringing in a new team to
represent myself here in Osksi. -- Assur

Stone Golem is one tough customer. -- Stan "The Man" Musial

Twitch -- That's a mild word for the way you were all over the place. -- The Goalie

G W Chimp -- Obviously whatever you are--some kind of hairy ape, apparently--you
are... Not Hoyle

Good gods, the travesty of it!  Go Fish a Lord Protector?  Admittedly he's not as bad
as Life was, but still! -- Nick the stunned
P.S.  9-15-18-9-15-5-13 TP, SM  very low/low.  At least the Commission got something
right--they have rated its courage and trustworthiness as low.

Managers don't understand warriors like me.  The Veteran Mercenary never had a
chance. -- Lord Protector Go Fish

I shall make it a point not to encourage the evolution of Venomous Concubines.
They're a total waste of biomass. -- SimEarth

And M. Chardinee for me.  Not exactly thrilling. -- Graph

Assur -- Well, it'd be easier to swing a great axe in a phone booth than a halberd,
that's for sure! -- Nick
P.S.  Yes, I knew Folie's favorites stank on ice.  Most of my warriors have similar
luck.  I won't say I have the worst collection of immortal puds, but I'm a contender.
Don't go looking for her in Darkholm.  She's retiring.
P.P.S.  She probably wouldn't have graduated at all if Kaltos hadn't been so nearly
dead all the time she's been there.

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.

     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
     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

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.

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JACK was butchered by LORD ISKOVEN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MARK BOBBER was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
CREEL was narrowly killed by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
SECURITY MAN was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
2 was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
3 was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DUFFEL was savagely slain by BLACK ORC in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
THOR was overcome by MARY RETZLAFF in a 1 minute expert's Challenge Title fight.
WHIP SCORPION won victory over SIMEARTH in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
FANDRAL vanquished GRAPH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
WOLF SPIDER was vanquished by DAT NGUYEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TWITCH overpowered NOT HOYLE in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
SAND CRABS subdued DEEANN RAKOVICH in a 3 minute Challenge match.
FREDDY FUNGUS viciously subdued THE GOALIE in a 1 minute bloody Challenge conflict.
GO FISH savagely slew CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a tiring 7 minute bloody mismatched match.
JOHN MAHER was overcome by THE CHIROPRACTOR in a action packed 2 minute fight.
HARALDUR overpowered FROSTY in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
GOMER slimly lost to SKULL CRACKER in a 4 minute bloody bout.
LITTLE JOE was viciously subdued by WHIPSNAKE in a exciting 2 minute novice's brawl.
IVAN THE GREAT was savagely defeated by SUNBURN in a popular 2 minute novice's bout.
BONES devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -   9 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  26 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  14 -  3      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  31 -  3      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  23 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  11 -  0      31  |

Turn 490 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   THOR 5672                  13   9  3   95 AESIR (164)
STRIKING ATTACK  FANDRAL 5701               12   5  0   91 AESIR (164)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WHIP SCORPION 6275         11   4  0   87 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
WALL OF STEEL    SIMEARTH 6155              19  16  0   76 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
TOTAL PARRY      THE CHIROPRACTOR 6088       4   0  0   58 EVIL DUDES (554)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAND CRABS 6308             7   2  1   52 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 JOHN MAHER 6218.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHIPSNAKE 6344, 
6316, FREDDY FUNGUS 6318, GOMER 6326, CREEL 6347, and THOR 5672.

The least popular fighter this week was SKULL CRACKER 6333.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were IVAN THE GREAT 6336, FROSTY 6314, THE GOALIE 6229, NOT HOYLE 
6208, WOLF SPIDER 6324, GRAPH 6073, 3 6087, 2 6090, JACK 6317, and BONES 6337.

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

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