DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

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

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-485

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SUX0R
MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
(5-4560) [10-3-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUX0R                          SOUL CATCHER
MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)         THE TAKEN (370)
(5-4560) [10-3-0,92]           (5-3593) [5-3-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FREDERICK DOUGLASS             FREDERICK DOUGLASS
I'M HISTORY (459)              I'M HISTORY (459)
(5-4424) [8-3-1,84]            (5-4424) [8-3-1,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

I'M HISTORY (459)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)      24
2. THE TAKEN (370)             22      I'M HISTORY (459)
3. TECHNOLOGY (283)            17      Unchartered Team
4. JOHNS (379)                  1
5. WAY OF ALL FLESH (470)       0      THE TAKEN (370)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 I'M HISTORY (459)         24   7  1 77.4   1/ 1 I'M HISTORY (459)         7  4 0
 2/ 2 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    20   7  1 74.1   2/ 2*THE TAKEN (370)           6  9 1
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   140 103  7 57.6   3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    5 10 0
 4/ 4 TECHNOLOGY (283)         456 385 29 54.2   4/ 4 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    3  2 0
 5/ 6*THE TAKEN (370)           14  21  1 40.0   5/ 6 TECHNOLOGY (283)          3  2 0
 6/ 7 JOHNS (379)              176 285  5 38.2   6- 5*WAY OF ALL FLESH (470)    1  0 0
 7- 8*WAY OF ALL FLESH (470)     1  18  0  5.3   7/ 7 JOHNS (379)               0  3 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  KALTOS needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for FAST 
FORWARD?  TECHNOLOGY's proud of him after beating JAD LADRUE and getting 15 points.  
Talk about yer major upsets!  JAD LADRUE's match with FAST FORWARD cost him a loss of 
12 points!  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh 
well, welcome SUX0R.  Aren't MORE NEW TEAMS 2 proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster 
really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 must be getting lonely.  They were 
the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  I don't know what 
THE TAKEN's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from THE 
MIDDLE WAY 5, that's fer sher.  Like, is DERBIE FOYLE popular, or what?  He was 
challenged the most in all of KALTOS!  He's got a 14-6-1, is that good?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUX0R 4560                   10   3  0    92       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAPTAIN CRUNCH 4330          11   5  1   116       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424       8   3  1    84       I'M HISTORY (459)
 JOHN TYLER 4420               7   1  0    83       I'M HISTORY (459)
 AUTOMATON 4327               21  15  0    79       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 DERBIE FOYLE 4556            14   6  1    78       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 4348                    7  40  0    61       JOHNS (379)
 SOUL CATCHER 3593             5   3  0    60       THE TAKEN (370)
 FRIED TWINKIE 4562            7   2  0    58       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
 FAST FORWARD 4484             7   5  0    57       TECHNOLOGY (283)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELISS DON 4558               9   9  0    41       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 JAD LADRUE 4559               9   9  0    36       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-JOHN BROWN 4414               3   0  0    35       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOWLER 3591                   4   4  0    30       THE TAKEN (370)
 SILENT 4600                   2   0  1    29       THE TAKEN (370)
-HARRIET TUBMAN 4415           4   2  0    27       I'M HISTORY (459)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSE 4603                     1   0  0    12       THE TAKEN (370)
-ASHEWINTER 4504               1   0  0    10       WAY OF ALL FLESH (470)
-ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410          2   1  0     9       I'M HISTORY (459)
-MESMERIZED 4533               0   2  0     2       WAY OF ALL FLESH (470)
 GORAN INSIT 4598              0   2  0     2       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GEO IBSENT 4597        1  2 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 453  SILENT 4600           485         
FARON HARN 4368       17 28 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 453  FREDERICK DOUGLA 4424 482         
GOBLIN 4604            0  1 0 THE TAKEN 370         MOUNTAIN TROLL 614    485 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

John Brown -- (frowning)  Shouldn't you be mouldering in the grave? -- Beliss Don

Frederick Douglass -- (crossly)  What are you, some kind of farmer golem that you
have to go burying me in the sand? -- Derbie Foyle
P.S.  And wouldn't you be SURPRISED if a dozen little Derbies sprouted, too!

Howler -- Hmm, great skills for both of us.  Or if the skills themselves weren't
exactly "great," at least there were plenty of them. -- Jad Ladrue

That Embezzling Scribe tried to get his hands on my pay.  Ha!  I fooled him.  It was
full of fishhooks. -- Geo Ibsent

Ashewinter -- I guess this isn't as easy as it looked from the stands. -- Goran Insit

Soul Catcher -- Well, you know, I thought I'd let you do the maintenance before
taking it back. -- Jad Ladrue

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

GOBLIN was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SOUL CATCHER lost to DERBIE FOYLE in a action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.
SILENT murdered GEO IBSENT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS was unbelievably bested by SUX0R in a 6 minute Title contest.
JOHN TYLER narrowly defeated FRIED TWINKIE in a unpopular 21 minute competition.
AUTOMATON viciously subdued HOFFA in a tiresome 7 minute bloody master's fight.
JAD LADRUE was handily defeated by FAST FORWARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HOWLER lost to BELISS DON in a 2 minute duel.
GORAN INSIT was vanquished by ROSE in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW         4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  17 -  2      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  16 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 485 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SUX0R 4560                 10   3  0   92 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
STRIKING ATTACK  FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424     8   3  1   84 I'M HISTORY (459)
WALL OF STEEL    DERBIE FOYLE 4556          14   6  1   78 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
SLASHING ATTACK  SOUL CATCHER 3593           5   3  0   60 THE TAKEN (370)
LUNGING ATTACK   FAST FORWARD 4484           7   5  0   57 TECHNOLOGY (283)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424.  The ten other most popular fighters were FAST 
FORWARD 4484, ROSE 4603, GOBLIN 4604, SOUL CATCHER 3593, DERBIE FOYLE 4556, SILENT 
4600, HOWLER 3591, BELISS DON 4558, SUX0R 4560, and JAD LADRUE 4559.

The least popular fighter this week was FRIED TWINKIE 4562.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JOHN TYLER 4420, HOFFA 4348, AUTOMATON 4327, GEO IBSENT 4597, 
GORAN INSIT 4598, JAD LADRUE 4559, SUX0R 4560, BELISS DON 4558, HOWLER 3591, and 
SILENT 4600.

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

AUTOMATON (5-4327) TECHNOLOGY (283)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXII

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ELLYN 2077 (77-100-4)                  2  3  0         BACON LORDS          

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOSS RAT 2504 (23-32-0)                2  3  0         WORTHLESS MANAGERS   
SILK 3342 (30-36-2)                    1  3  0         WORTHLESS MANAGERS   

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HAVOC 3848 (9-3-1)                     2  3  0         THE DARK TEMPLE      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZEKE ADLER 4306 (6-4-0)                3  3  0         FLAGG'S FIST         
WILOV VAUGN 4304 (7-3-0)               0  2  0         FLAGG'S FIST         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUX0R 4560 (8-2-0)                     9  1  0         MORE NEW TEAMS 2     
JOHN TYLER 4420 (4-0-0)                8  2  0         I'M HISTORY          
FRIED TWINKIE 4562 (6-1-0)             6  3  0         MORE NEW TEAMS 2     
HOWLER 3591 (2-2-0)                    2  3  0         THE TAKEN            
SOUL CATCHER 3593 (2-2-0)              0  2  0         THE TAKEN            

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CROAKER 4590 (1-0-0)                   0  2  0         THE TAKEN            

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BARBA AMARILLA 4213 (0-0-0)            0  2  0         AMERICAN LANCEHEADS  

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MY FAIR LADY 3739 (13-2-0)             7  3  1  DEAD   DAPHNE'S LADIES      
DOLPHIN LUNDGREN 3408 (10-10-0)        4  3  0         PARTY ANIMALS        
FLAGG 4305 (9-8-1)                     2  3  1         FLAGG'S FIST         
BURNT OCHER 4322 (13-5-0)              0  2  0         CRAYOLA KILLERS      

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GARY SEVEN 4364 (9-5-0)                4  3  0         TECHNOLOGY           

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ARITHON 3973 (0-1-0)                   5  3  0         SHADOW AND LIGHT     

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BEER GEYSER 4563 (3-2-1)               6  3  0         MORE NEW TEAMS 2     
DOOM 4156 (0-0-0)                      1  3  0         4-LETTER DOMINATION