DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/16/2003    Duedate: 12/29/2003

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-486

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LYSISTRATA
DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-5389) [23-9-1,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LYSISTRATA                     FIRE BALL
DOGS OF WAR (115)              SOME BODIES (523)
(4-5389) [23-9-1,122]          (4-5486) [5-0-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LYSISTRATA                     ARBOR VITAE
DOGS OF WAR (115)              WATERWORKS (521)
(4-5389) [23-9-1,122]          (4-5460) [3-2-1,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOGS OF WAR (115)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DIFFERENT HATS (532)        32
2. SOME BODIES (523)           30      CHAMPIONS (417)
3. DOGS OF WAR (115)           27      Unchartered Team
4. CHAMPIONS (417)             26
5. FUNNY HA HA (498)           17      WATERWORKS (521)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*WATERWORKS (521)           6   3  1 66.7   1/ 1 DOGS OF WAR (115)         9  6 0
 2/ 4*SOME BODIES (523)         12   8  1 60.0   2/ 3*WATERWORKS (521)          5  1 1
 3/ 1*FUNNY HA HA (498)          3   2  0 60.0   3/ 2*SOME BODIES (523)         3  1 0
 4/ 3 CHAMPIONS (417)          229 185 10 55.3   4/ 4*FUNNY HA HA (498)         2  2 0
 5/ 6*BLITZKRIEG (531)           2   2  0 50.0   5/ 5*BLITZKRIEG (531)          2  2 0
 6/ 5 CRUSADE (505)             79  82  4 49.1   6/ 0*DIFFERENT HATS (532)      1  4 1
 7/ 7 DOGS OF WAR (115)        300 463 18 39.3   7/ 6 CRUSADE (505)             0 13 0
 8/ 0*DIFFERENT HATS (532)       1   4  1 20.0   8/ 7 CHAMPIONS (417)           0 12 0
 9/ 0*DARK TOADS (534)           0   2  0  0.0   9/ 0*BLACK HAND BRIGADE (533)  0  2 0
10- 8*HARTLAND ORCS (426)        0   2  0  0.0  10/ 0*DARK TOADS (534)          0  2 0
11/ 0*BLACK HAND BRIGADE (533)   0   2  0  0.0  11- 8*HARTLAND ORCS (426)       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
you...."
     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[ +

Jhans:

     "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
them."

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 484): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 370): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 489): MARY RETZLAFF of AMERICAN APPRAISAL (?, 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.

     M. Chardinee.  How sad.  Not to say depressing, because I don't do depression,
but definitely sad.  So low has Jhelum fallen.

                                        Lysistrata

P.S.  I hope and presume that Zalcon will bring at least temporary relief.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
JHELUM.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for ZOLA, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing 
DANGEROUS CRIMINAL like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Our battling duelmaster 
LYSISTRATA has managed to hold the title, fending off VETERAN MERCENARY's none too 
subtle advances.  Better luck next time, JHELUM.  Can you believe they are paying me 
10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid DOGS OF WAR, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does JHELUM really have that many 
liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch BLITZKRIEG's act in the arena.  Those 
acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from DOGS OF WAR.  And who is this MY FOOT 
you ask, with 34 points and a 3-0-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  In a 
touching display by a 'touched' warrior, CARROT went after MY FOOT, who was higher by 
19 points.  Well, when the dust settled, CARROT was bested by MY FOOT.  ARBOR VITAE 
of WATERWORKS had better have a good reason for challenging down 13 points in a 
challenge which he won.  I thought ARBOR VITAE showed great skill and promise when he 
bested PERICLES.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the JHELUM giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYSISTRATA 5389              23   9  1   122       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 G.A. CUSTER 5376             17  17  2   101       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIRE BALL 5486                5   0  0    45       SOME BODIES (523)
 ZOLA 5520                     4   0  0    43       SOME BODIES (523)
 MY FOOT 5237                  3   0  0    34       FUNNY HA HA (498)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARBOR VITAE 5460              3   2  1    33       WATERWORKS (521)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERICLES 5531                 3   3  0    12       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 HUSBAND 5561                  1   0  1    12       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 THE CORSICAN 5618             1   0  0    11       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 STARGAZER 5458                2   0  0     7       WATERWORKS (521)
-HANDSOME JACK 4569            0   2  0     6       HARTLAND ORCS (426)
-MANDIBLE 5503                 1   1  0     4       SOME BODIES (523)
 CARROT 5461                   1   1  0     4       WATERWORKS (521)
 ROMMEL 5551                   1   1  0     4       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 BUTTERBEAN 5555               1   1  0     4       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 DEACON 5557                   0   1  0     3       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 PROGRAMMER 5560               0   1  0     1       DIFFERENT HATS (532)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FODDER II 5567         0  1 0 BLACK HAND BRIGAD 533 HIGH ELF 599          486 NONE    
FODDER I 5566          0  1 0 BLACK HAND BRIGAD 533 BANDIT PRINCE 605     486 NONE    
BAD2 5620              0  1 0 CHAMPIONS 417         MOUNTAIN TROLL 598    486 NONE    
BAD3 5621              0  1 0 CHAMPIONS 417         BANDIT PRINCE 605     486 NONE    
LONGSHOT 5622          0  1 0 CHAMPIONS 417         ARENAMASTER NARHM 603 486 NONE    
BAD1 5619              0  1 0 CHAMPIONS 417         HIGH ELF 599          486 NONE    
OK3 5626               0  1 0 CRUSADE 505           WURM KIN 607          486 NONE    
OK4 5627               0  1 0 CRUSADE 505           BANDIT PRINCE 605     486 NONE    
OK2 5625               0  1 0 CRUSADE 505           WURM KIN 607          486 NONE    
OK1 5624               0  1 0 CRUSADE 505           BANDIT PRINCE 605     486 NONE    
ABOMINATION 5572       0  1 0 DARK TOADS 534        BLACK ORC 600         486 NONE    
VILE 5570              0  1 0 DARK TOADS 534        STONE GOLEM 606       486 NONE    
COACH 5558             0  1 0 DIFFERENT HATS 532    ARENAMASTER NARHM 603 486 NONE    
DAD 5559               0  1 0 DIFFERENT HATS 532    MOUNTAIN TROLL 598    486 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CHOPPED LIVER 5556     0  2 0 DOGS OF WAR 115       HUSBAND 5561          486         
MASTIFF 5490           1  7 0 DOGS OF WAR 115       ARBOR VITAE 5460      485         
RUG LINT 5239          0  1 0 FUNNY HA HA 498       DARK CHAMPION 604     486 NONE    
METHANE 5238           0  1 0 FUNNY HA HA 498       HIGH ELF 599          486 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Khalhums Dwarf is a--well, I won't sully your ears with what he is, but he
deserved everything he got. -- G.A. Custer

My Foot -- (recoiling)  You were thinking, perhaps, that I might be some kind of
fetishist?  I assure you, being Greek is not like that.  We are manly men. --
Pericles

Arbor Vitae -- How ironical, that the Tree of Life should be the Death of Dog.
Mastiff didn't mean his, erm, approach at all seriously.  At least, not personally
seriously. -- Nick, Dogs of War

Rommel -- You should be on our team! -- Chopped Liver

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.

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

FODDER II was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
OK3 was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
OK4 was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
OK2 was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
OK1 was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FODDER I was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
ABOMINATION was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BAD2 was executed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
BAD3 was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
LONGSHOT was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER NARHMIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
VILE was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
COACH was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER NARHMIN in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
DAD was executed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
BAD1 was executed by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RUG LINT was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
METHANE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena conflict.
ARBOR VITAE demolished PERICLES in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
CARROT was handily defeated by MY FOOT in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
STARGAZER outwaited ROMMEL in a tiresome 21 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
LYSISTRATA devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
G.A. CUSTER overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
ZOLA luckily beat DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 4 minute gory match.
FIRE BALL handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CHOPPED LIVER was executed by HUSBAND in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BUTTERBEAN savagely defeated PROGRAMMER in a crowd boring 20 minute beginner's bout.
DEACON was devastated by THE CORSICAN in a popular 1 minute gory one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  11 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  12 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -  13 -  1       7  |

Turn 486 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:

WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  9         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    LYSISTRATA 5389            23   9  1  122 DOGS OF WAR (115)
LUNGING ATTACK   FIRE BALL 5486              5   0  0   45 SOME BODIES (523)
TOTAL PARRY      ZOLA 5520                   4   0  0   43 SOME BODIES (523)
STRIKING ATTACK  MY FOOT 5237                3   0  0   34 FUNNY HA HA (498)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LYSISTRATA 5389.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was VILE 5570.  The ten other most popular fighters were ARBOR VITAE 5460, MY FOOT 
5237, THE CORSICAN 5618, G.A. CUSTER 5376, FIRE BALL 5486, LYSISTRATA 5389, FODDER I 
5566, HUSBAND 5561, DEACON 5557, and FODDER II 5567.

The least popular fighter this week was ROMMEL 5551.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STARGAZER 5458, BUTTERBEAN 5555, PROGRAMMER 5560, CHOPPED LIVER 5556, 
ZOLA 5520, CARROT 5461, PERICLES 5531, METHANE 5238, RUG LINT 5239, and BAD1 5619.

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

LYSISTRATA (4-5389) DOGS OF WAR (115)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXII

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LAZAR WOLF 1169 (159-107-1)           14  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
JACK RABBIT 2713 (137-90-1)            7  3  0         THE BAD BUNNIES      
CRYSTALSONG 1078 (112-92-3)            6  3  0         MAURAUDERS           
CUNNING FOX 3906 (133-55-0)            6  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
EXCARBAY 968 (97-113-5)                3  3  0         MAURAUDERS           
SITTING BULL 1016 (90-74-3)            1  4  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
THUMPER 3989 (80-84-1)                 1  4  0         THE BAD BUNNIES      
DEE DEE 4285 (86-64-5)                 0  1  0         CARTOON NETWORK      
HARLOT HARE 3893 (73-99-1)             0  5  0         THE BAD BUNNIES      

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLOATING SWISS 4461 (22-13-0)          1  4  0         THINGSINPUG'SCOOLER  

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TEMPEST 4503 (26-16-1)                 0  2  0         STORM FRONT          

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SPOTTED PONY 3975 (40-33-0)            4  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
DEAD HARE 3288 (32-0-1)                0  2  0         THE BAD BUNNIES      

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SULACCO 5128 (19-12-2)                 0  2  0         DEATH ON A STIK      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MR. GLASCOCK 4608 (8-1-0)              2  3  0         SPRINGFIELD          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FIRE BALL 5486 (4-0-0)                 3  3  0         SOME BODIES          

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZOLA 5520 (2-0-0)                      7  3  0         SOME BODIES          
MANDIBLE 5503 (1-1-0)                  1  3  0         SOME BODIES          
SHORT SHANK 5501 (2-0-1)               1  3  0         SOME BODIES          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
4SUNGOD-BY-SOL 5526 (0-0-0)            8  2  1         SOLAPALOOZA          
DARK SPIRIT 5527 (0-0-0)               3  3  0         SOLAPALOOZA          
MANDAN 5477 (0-0-0)                    3  3  0         DEATH ON A STIK      
GORGON 5519 (0-0-0)                    1  2  0  DEAD   SOME BODIES          
TURTLE 5493 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         PETS                 
DOVE 5492 (0-0-0)                      0  1  0  DEAD   PETS                 

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PETER 1642 (17-8-0)                    9  1  1         THE BAD BUNNIES      
SHIFT 4471 (13-7-0)                    1  3  0         CHAMPIONS            
HARVEY 3826 (3-4-0)                    0  2  0         THE BAD BUNNIES      
PREHENSION 4968 (13-11-1)              0  2  0         KOSMOS               

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CANCERFUN 5208 (5-6-1)                 1  3  0         KOSMOS               
STAGNANT 4207 (3-6-0)                  1  3  1         OAK DOOR INN         

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SKIN PEELER 4647 (0-0-0)               2  3  0         BLACKMAIL