DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/12/2003    Duedate: 09/25/2003

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-482

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JOHN CHRICHTON
SCIENCE FICTION (456)
(6-5563) [14-7-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ASHANTI                        HAWK
KREWE OF DRUID (369)           WINGED LEGION (499)
(6-5352) [14-16-2,118]         (6-5764) [3-0-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ASHANTI                        ASHANTI
KREWE OF DRUID (369)           KREWE OF DRUID (369)
(6-5352) [14-16-2,118]         (6-5352) [14-16-2,118]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HEME-JO CONDITION (495)     41
2. SCIENCE FICTION (456)       27      BATTLE BEASTS (464)
3. DARK PANTHEON (317)         25      Unchartered Team
4. SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)     15
5. NIGHT TRAIN (497)           14      CONTROL (390)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CONTROL (390)              4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)   9  6 1
 2- 2 STR8 OUTTA ROCKRID (490)  15   9  0 62.5   2/ 2*JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)      7  8 2
 3/ 4 BATTLE BEASTS (464)       94  71  5 57.0   3/ 3 DARK PANTHEON (317)       6  3 0
 4/ 5 DARK PANTHEON (317)      391 307 23 56.0   4/ 6 NIGHT TRAIN (497)         6  7 1
 5- 6*SUPER HEROES (492)        19  15  0 55.9   5/ 7 SCIENCE FICTION (456)     6  9 0
 6/ 3*JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)      13  11  4 54.2   6/ 4 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      5  4 0
 7/ 7 SCIENCE FICTION (456)    114 105  5 52.1   7/ 5 BATTLE BEASTS (464)       5  6 0
 8/ 8 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)  180 189 20 48.8   8/ 8*WINGED LEGION (499)       5  8 0
 9/ 9 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      72  84  5 46.2   9/13*HEME-JO CONDITION (495)   4  4 1
10/10 TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)     11  14  1 44.0  10/ 9*CONTROL (390)             3  0 0
11/12 NIGHT TRAIN (497)        184 286 18 39.1  11/11*TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)   2  2 0
12/11*WINGED LEGION (499)        5   8  0 38.5  12/14 TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)     2  3 0
13/14*HEME-JO CONDITION (495)    6  12  2 33.3  13-12 STR8 OUTTA ROCKRID (490)  1  1 0
14/13*TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)    8  17  0 32.0  14-10*SUPER HEROES (492)        1  4 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 477): EARL OF HUNTINGTON of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 362): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally the Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 482): PETE HARNISCH of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 477): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): VIZZERDRIX of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 473): TORLEC of WAR HAWKS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 464): QUEUE of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 463): CARNAL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 437): BLONDIE of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 428): ZAZU of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 415): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 363): REIDI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 313): SPENCER of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 137): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 356): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 477): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 362): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 482): BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 477): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): WISH YOU WERE BEER (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 473): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 464): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 463): SAUCY MONASTERY (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 437): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 428): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 415): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 363): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 313): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 137): AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 356): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 481): FUNGARI of THE BALROGS (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
                           STATIC of PROJECT DARK FIRE (Staplegun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): VIZZERDRIX of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): <RETARDED RV> of DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
                           MELANCHOLY of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
               (turn 477): BAYUSHI KACHIKO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
                           TOTURI of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           NUTMEG of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 462): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): JOEY ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 159): HAMP of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 160): EURO STEAMER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 136): ANDRO MEDA of FEARSOME LEGENDS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
                               JARRAC of FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt TRANSEL will ever be the same.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for 
there are sorrows to drown for SUPER HEROES, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 
into 14th.  HEME-JO CONDITION stable has parlayed this turn's 3-0-0 into a 4 space 
move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 9th place.  Good work, guys!  And let's 
see, KAIARI fought SERENGETI and gained 12 points and contributed to SOUL STRIPPERS 
II's 3-2-0.  WARCHILD has lost to HAWK, falling 9 points, while helping make JETHRO'S 
TOOLS a 2-3-0 turn.  JOHN CHRICHTON challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, 
attempting to dethrone BATTLE BEASTS' warrior.  And all eyes were on JOHN CHRICHTON 
this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  TRANSEL has a new victor!  
Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Victory 
Tavern uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  SCIENCE FICTION has cause to stand 
tall, as they were TRANSEL's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And avoiding SCIENCE FICTION more than any other team we find JETHRO'S 
TOOLS.  TRANSEL, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most 
challenged warrior this turn was JETHRO'S TOOLS' warrior FAT MAN.  More fighters 
challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  Well now, what do you expect when 
someone like SECOND OMEN from DARK PANTHEON challenges down 18 points to fight HAN 
SOLO of SCIENCE FICTION?  We're not surprised to hear that SECOND OMEN bested HAN 
SOLO, but I bet it would be interesting to hear why DARK PANTHEON made such a 
challenge.  In a brave attempt, DOVE from WINGED LEGION challenged up 22 points to 
fight CASEOPEIA from the SCIENCE FICTION stable.  DOVE perhaps got hers just 
desserts, seeing as she was beat by CASEOPEIA and ended up with 7 recognition points. 
GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS had better have a good reason for challenging down 14 
points in a challenge which he won.  I thought GRIZZLY ADAMS showed great skill and 
promise when he bested IVANMOE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Kudos go out to HENNECKE this turn, for revenging HEME-JO 
CONDITION's bloodfeud against JETHRO'S TOOLS' warrior BLACK MAMBA.  Well done.  We'd 
like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who 
you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN CHRICHTON 5563          14   7  0   115       SCIENCE FICTION (456)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASHANTI 5352                 14  16  2   118       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
-BEN WEINSTEIN 5613            8   5  0   100       STR8 OUTTA ROCKRIDGE (490)
 GRIZZLY ADAMS 5596           14   6  1    95       BATTLE BEASTS (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARKFURY 5029                22  12  0    88       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 DELAPP 5686                  12   8  0    85       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
-SPONGEBOB 5460               15   9  0    83       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
-DARK THUNDER 5397             9   4  0    73       DARK PANTHEON (317)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IVANMOE 3874                 13   6  4    67       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SECOND OMEN 5642              5   2  0    60       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 PANDORA 5459                 16  11  0    59       KREWE OF DRUID (369)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAIARI 5656                   4   4  0    52       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
-BATGIRL 5623                  5   1  0    50       SUPER HEROES (492)
 PLAINSMAN 3915               12   5  0    49       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 HAN SOLO 5598                 8   9  0    37       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 R. WELCH 5679                 8   6  0    35       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
 HAWK 5764                     3   0  0    34       WINGED LEGION (499)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAT MAN 5752                  4   1  1    33       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
-SPIDERMAN 5622                3   3  0    33       SUPER HEROES (492)
 ZONE 4547                     4   0  0    31       CONTROL (390)
 TEAL'C 5661                   3   2  1    29       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 SERENGETI 5627                8   4  0    28       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 CASEOPEIA 5643                8   2  0    28       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 C. PARRY 5675                 5   2  1    28       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
 HENNECKE 5760                 1   2  0    27       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
 BARRTANA HAVAL 5464           6   4  0    26       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
 YASNAC 5784                   2   0  1    26       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
-!BATMAN! 5758                 2   1  0    26       SUPER HEROES (492)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHEMAN DO 5665                2   2  1    23       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
 UNCLE SPANKY 5658             4   4  0    22       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
-TAMED REALITY 5630            1   0  0    20       TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)
 BIG SLICK 5778                3   0  0    17       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 SHAMIAS WILDROCK 5461         3   3  1    16       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
 WARCHILD 5754                 2   3  1    14       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 JACK CACOON 5664              1   3  0    14       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
 DIANE 5673                    3   3  1    13       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 MEDUSA 5779                   1   2  0    12       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 SEA LION 5751                 3   2  0    11       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 BLACK MAMBA 5753              2   3  2    11       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 GREEN MACHINE 5631            1   2  0    11       TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)
 BLU MONICA 5628               1   2  0    11       TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)
-PHOENIX 5559                  1   3  0    10       TWISTED PSYCHOSIS (483)
 ANGEL 5654                    1   5  0     8       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 WIND-UP 5771                  2   1  0     7       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 DOVE 5762                     0   3  0     7       WINGED LEGION (499)
-ABBAS ASH'SHAM 5463           1   1  0     6       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
-STRIPERELLA 5757              1   2  0     5       SUPER HEROES (492)
 GOONA 5783                    0   2  0     2       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
 BREE GRAYHAND 5780            0   1  0     1       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
-FUNK 4544                     0   1  0     1       CONTROL (390)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DEMON-X 5759           0  4 0 DARK PANTHEON 317     VAREN D'KENSIS 551    482 NONE    
MISS STRIDER 5663      0  1 0 HEME-JO CONDITION 495 BLACK MAMBA 5753      478 JUST REV
MITSURGI 5667          2  1 1 HEME-JO CONDITION 495 BLACK MAMBA 5753      481 JUST REV
STEEL MONKEY 5750      0  1 0 JETHRO'S TOOLS 498    SHAMIAS WILDROCK 5461 478 REVENGED
TRY THE VEAL 5772      1  1 0 NIGHT TRAIN 497       SHEMAN DO 5665        481         
PHILOSONONYMOUS 5660   2  3 0 SOUL STRIPPERS II 237 WARCHILD 5754         480 REVENGED
BATMAN 5624            4  2 0 SUPER HEROES 492      TEAL'C 5661           478 NOT REVE
NARREESA GRAYHAN 5462  0  4 0 TWILIGHT SHADOW 468   FAT MAN 5752          478 NOT REVE
HAJIL THA'NI 5465      1  1 0 TWILIGHT SHADOW 468   DIANE 5673            478 REVENGED

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BUTTERFLY 5761         1  2 0 WINGED LEGION 499     C. PARRY 5675         482         
GRYPHON 5763           1  1 0 WINGED LEGION 499     YASNAC 5784           481         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ivanmoe -- Guess pushing up my strat numbers has its advantages. :) -- Vizzerdrix

Doc Steele -- Uhmm...as of last turn you are now Steele -- 3 , Shocking Toad -- 0.
Just helping keep track.  ;)  I have a feeling Winged Legion is about to get handed
some too....  You should really stop trying to scare these teams, Doc, as I like all
the new teams here. -- Sensei Jan

Medusa -- Thank your mate Serengeti for that down-challenge. -- Uncle Spanky

Doc Steele -- An ad ran immediately after my ads proposing to make this a powder puff
arena, right on the heels of my facetious comment regarding doing something like that
to get you playing here full-time.  I was just making it clear that I did not write
the ad, I would be more subtle than that. -- Saucy Jack, yr. ob'd'nt 'umble mgr.,
Soul Strippers II

Viz -- My hat is off, well done.  Though I have no idea how I could have gotten a
title fight, and was taken a bit unawares. -- Ivanmoe

Warchild -- I imagine it will take more than death to shut up a windbag of
Philosononymous' scale. -- Saucy Jack

Super Heroes -- No hard feelings, let's go get drunk at the Sultan's. -- Kaiari

Zot -- Well, the hi is good, anyhow. -- Jack

Jack Cacoon -- Quite kind of you, my lad.  So when may I expect this event? --
Philosononymous' Ghost

Gryphon -- I love the smell of sand in the morning. -- Yasnac

Wow, our beautiful arena is blossoming and that's great to see.  I look forward to
kicking all your arse's.  I've not been here long, only 2 1/4 years but I am here to
stay.  I have a fairly good arena.  Angel shall leave us now and replaced with Theta
Macour, an ale for anyone that can tell me where that comes from.  I look forward to
a wondrous future. -- Shocking Toad

Now we see Dark Pantheon 3, Science Fiction 0.  Not an auspicious start; however, I
shall remain strong.  So long as Battle Beasts are around to inflate my wins I'll
take Dark Pantheon to inflate my losses.  My respect for Doc Steel may not find
equal.  He reigns and I can only hope to learn from the scraps of knowledge he lets
fall by the wayside. -- Shocking Toad

Spongebob -- Wow, I didn't expect that.  I saw the match up and chalked up a loss.
Who knew you couldn't withstand a Great Axe to the Jaw.  Harrumph! -- John Chrichton

Dove -- Find peace elsewhere, lovely one! -- Cassie

I suck and I blow.  Bye bye! -- Angel

I love the thong, Stirperella, but it seems to slow you down. -- Teal'c

Wally the Whacko or Wacky Wally or whatever--that's 2 BF losses.  Shall we make it 3?
-- Shocking Toad
P.S.  I appreciate your alliance, OFF the field. ;)

Saucy Jack -- Nice start on the bloodfeud, but I'm sure you'll forgive me if I don't
roll over and play dead for the next few turns. -- Warchild

Mitsurgi -- What was that about my being unable to beat you?  I couldn't hear it over
your death rattle. -- Black Mamba

Heme-Jo Condition -- So who's going to handle your bloodfeuds now?  She-Man actually
managed to avoid losing last turn, so I guess she (he? it?) is your best bet.  That
must suck. -- Black Mamba

Doc Steele -- I'm not an experienced player, but I don't want a pass; you do what you
think is best for your team, and I'll do what I think is best for mine.  As for me, I
have a different persona in each arena (or will, when I start another team or two),
but overall, I go by.... -- TigerTiger, manager of Jethro's Tools

Fat Man -- The best man won; you have my respect. -- Shamios Wildrock

Fat Man -- You have a large fanclub growing, so keep you helm on. -- Liam of East
Druid

Diane -- That was not fun.  Hope to stay on your good side. (smiles) -- Barrtana
Haval

Jethro's Tools -- Tag, you're it. -- Twilight Shadow

Doc Steele -- Good to see you active again; love seeing you in action. -- Liam of
East Druid

Jan -- What ever happened to Blob? -- Shamias

Viz -- You have been an inspiration to me and my training; good to see a waste make
it big. -- Bartanna

Night Tran -- I'm ready (takes deep breath).  I'm ready for my bloodfeud. -- Shemando

Jethro's Tools -- I will find a way to destroy you. -- Hamich, manager of Hemejo

Shocking Toad -- This turns score was 2-0 in my favor.  The overall score is Doc
Steel 3, and Shocking Toad 0. -- Doc Steele

Philosononymous -- You are dead, and you are still talking.  Go away already! --
Second Omen

Fat Man -- Don't judge yourself too harshly, Doc says I am an extraordinary warrior
and he says I get to run in Gateway if I can survive Transel.  I'm not sure what all
that means, but it sounds pretty good. -- Second Omen

Seraphim -- I noticed your challenge as well, my friend.  So little time, so many
lessons to teach.  I just didn't want you to think it escaped my notice.  Well done,
by the way, a solid challenge. -- Doc Steele

Sensei Jan -- I must say that I really should leave poor Shocking Toad alone and come
after you.  You are costing me a $1.50 per turn with that top career team honor!  I
think maybe I taught you a bit too well.  When I am done with the lessons for these
new Transel managers, I'll be coming for that career award.  You know there is no
avoiding a mentor, right?  Don't get me wrong, I'm proud to see you up there, but I
prefer to run the arena myself. -- Doc Steele

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
pests.
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

9 September 2003
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MANAGERS!  If you think you have what it takes to match
wits and blades with some of the best managers in Alastari, then WE WANT YOU!  The
Tournament Of The Golden Scrod #4 will begin in Aradi (DM 60) the turn after the Fall
Mail-In.  It's not too late for you to sign up.  I realize that many of you may be
hesitant after seeing that myself and Hombre have teamed up again, but we'll try to
take it easy on you guys a little bit.  For more information on T#%S IV, please
contact me at ganolus@aol.com.  We're looking for a few good managers...the few, the
proud, the TOGS!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEMON-X was butchered by VAREN D'KENSIS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BARRTANA HAVAL was viciously subdued by FAT MAN in a 2 minute Bloodfeud duel.
HENNECKE overpowered BLACK MAMBA in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
JOHN CHRICHTON devastated VIZZERDRIX in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
GRIZZLY ADAMS demolished IVANMOE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SECOND OMEN vanquished HAN SOLO in a 1 minute brutal mismatched Challenge fight.
SERENGETI was devastated by KAIARI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
HAWK vanquished WARCHILD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
DOVE was unbelievably bested by CASEOPEIA in a 8 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
JACK CACOON won victory over DIANE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
BIG SLICK savagely defeated ANGEL in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge match.
MEDUSA overpowered GOONA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BUTTERFLY was murdered by C. PARRY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
ASHANTI bested DELAPP in a crowd pleasing 2 minute veteran's battle.
PANDORA was savagely defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute conflict.
PLAINSMAN unbelievably bested TEAL'C in a 2 minute gruesome master vs. beginner bout.
ZONE overpowered BLU MONICA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
R. WELCH bested UNCLE SPANKY in a 3 minute fight.
SHAMIAS WILDROCK luckily beat GREEN MACHINE in a exciting 1 minute match.
SEA LION was savagely defeated by SHEMAN DO in a 1 minute bloody novice's match.
WIND-UP outwaited BREE GRAYHAND in a 10 minute novice's contest.
YASNAC overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  10 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        18 -  14 -  2      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  23 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  14 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  22 -  4      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  32 -  4      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  13 -  2      28  |

Turn 482 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      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  6         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    JOHN CHRICHTON 5563        14   7  0  115 SCIENCE FICTION (456)
BASHING ATTACK   GRIZZLY ADAMS 5596         14   6  1   95 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
PARRY-LUNGE      DELAPP 5686                12   8  0   85 NIGHT TRAIN (497)
AIMED BLOW       IVANMOE 3874               13   6  4   67 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
TOTAL PARRY      PANDORA 5459               16  11  0   59 KREWE OF DRUID (369)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAWK 5764                   3   0  0   34 WINGED LEGION (499)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ASHANTI 5352.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ASHANTI 5352.  The ten other most popular fighters were BREE GRAYHAND 5780, FAT 
MAN 5752, JOHN CHRICHTON 5563, BIG SLICK 5778, R. WELCH 5679, SECOND OMEN 5642, 
KAIARI 5656, ANGEL 5654, PLAINSMAN 3915, and TEAL'C 5661.

The least popular fighter this week was WIND-UP 5771.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CASEOPEIA 5643, SEA LION 5751, BLU MONICA 5628, BUTTERFLY 5761, GOONA 
5783, WARCHILD 5754, HAN SOLO 5598, IVANMOE 3874, BLACK MAMBA 5753, and BARRTANA 
HAVAL 5464.

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

VIZZERDRIX (6-5493) BATTLE BEASTS (464)