DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/05/2003    Duedate: 12/18/2003

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-488

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IVANMOE
SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
(6-3874) [17-8-4,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IVANMOE                        ZONE
SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)        CONTROL (390)
(6-3874) [17-8-4,94]           (6-4547) [7-0-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAN SOLO                       SHEMAN DO
SCIENCE FICTION (456)          HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
(6-5598) [11-12-1,81]          (6-5665) [4-5-1,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK PANTHEON (317)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)        42
2. DARK PANTHEON (317)         24      BATTLE BEASTS (464)
3. SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)    24      Unchartered Team
4. SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)     17
5. CONTROL (390)               12      SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)   2   0  0  100   1/ 5 DARK PANTHEON (317)       9  1 0
 2/ 1*CONTROL (390)              7   1  0 87.5   2/ 1 BATTLE BEASTS (464)       9  4 0
 3- 2*ROKUGAN II (504)           3   2  0 60.0   3/ 4 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)   7  8 0
 4/ 3 BATTLE BEASTS (464)      113  77  5 59.5   4/ 3*HEME-JO CONDITION (495)   6  9 1
 5/ 4 JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)      29  20  4 59.2   5/ 2 SCIENCE FICTION (456)     6  9 0
 6/ 5 DARK PANTHEON (317)      403 313 23 56.3   6/ 7 JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)      5  5 0
 7/ 6 SCIENCE FICTION (456)    123 123  6 50.0   7/ 6 NIGHT TRAIN (497)         5 10 0
 8/ 7 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)  197 202 20 49.4   8- 8*LADYHAWKS (502)           4  6 0
 9/ 8 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      78  92  6 45.9   9- 9*ROKUGAN II (504)          3  2 0
10/ 9*HEME-JO CONDITION (495)   18  23  3 43.9  10/11*CONTROL (390)             2  0 0
11/10 TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)     13  19  1 40.6  11/ 0*SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)  2  0 0
12-11*LADYHAWKS (502)            4   6  0 40.0  12/10 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      2  4 0
13-12 SONS OF SATAN II (84)     26  40  4 39.4  13-12 SONS OF SATAN II (84)     1  4 1
14/13 NIGHT TRAIN (497)        194 306 18 38.8  14/13 TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)     0  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

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

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

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, fellow warriors and managers of our esteemed Transel.  This turn will see
me off to Immortality.  I'm the first basher Sensei has ever graduated, and she is
more surprised than anything, First Vizzerdrix, now me.  I hope my manager, may she
live forever in the Light, can keep this all-star squad going with two of her top
fighters gone.  Serengeti, while probably not on Vizz's level, is a solid contender.
Medusa is and can be a great warrior, if she can manage not to be slain.  Recruits
are eagerly being sought, but seem tough to come by.  Ivanmoe, I wish you the best.
I respect a fighter with so many kills.  But you have your road ahead cut out for
you, considering the warriors you share Champion status with.  Han Solo, I hope Toad
can keep you alive, he's had some bad luck recently.  Delapp, you never had the
pleasure of feeling my maul upside your head and I deeply regret that.  However,
Delapp, my money is on you as far as who will carry the Throne the next couple turns.
A special thanks to Assur, who helped in my initial training.  Farewell, Wise and
Great managers of Transel.
                     Grizzly Adams

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TRANSEL games.  Former top team BATTLE BEASTS was 
unseated this week as DARK PANTHEON moved up from 5th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-0-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around 
the corner!  Witness how this week DARK PANTHEON went 4-0-0 to move up 4 in the 
rankings.  IVANMOE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested DELAPP and was awarded 18 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, IVANMOE put down DELAPP, causing her to lose 10 points of 
recognition in the process.  Most watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was 
on VON PULLMAN as it bore arms against the Bloodfeud of reigning Duelmaster GRIZZLY 
ADAMS.  Although VON PULLMAN made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the 
reign of victorious GRIZZLY ADAMS.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the 
top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  TRANSEL, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is SCIENCE FICTION, a guild shunned and avoided 
by many in the weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been 
hard pressed to find any of BATTLE BEASTS last week.  Busy avoiding SCIENCE FICTION?  
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  CASEOPEIA take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in TRANSEL.  MEDUSA must really be 
harboring a grudge against the SOUL STRIPPERS II guild!  Merciless, 21 challenged 
down YASNAC points this week to duel with she.  Few would not have guessed the 
outcome of the bout as YASNAC was bested by MEDUSA.  Is this what passes for courage 
in TRANSEL?  As a gladiator gets older, the icy grip of fear lays hold of hers heart. 
True, SERENGETI?  Who could miss your "brave" challenge of R. WELCH?  The Fates are 
not kind to the cowardly, as evidenced by the fact that SERENGETI was beat by R. 
WELCH.  And who can now doubt that R. WELCH is a hardy opponent?  At the gambling 
halls I have started to bet money on WIND-UP.  He has got the courage it takes.  
Witness his challenge this turn against SHEMAN DO!  Do not the gods reward courage?  
WIND-UP it was that claimed victory in the bout, while also rising 19 points in 
recognition.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Walk proud, warriors of BATTLE BEASTS!  By 
striking down VON PULLMAN you have avenged the honor of your dead.  Your virtue is 
known to all in TRANSEL.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the 
arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in TRANSEL as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IVANMOE 3874                 17   8  4    94       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPONGEBOB 5460               16   9  0    92       BATTLE BEASTS (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK THUNDER 5397            11   4  0    90       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-DARKFURY 5029                22  12  0    88       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 HAN SOLO 5598                11  12  1    81       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 MEDUSA 5779                   6   3  0    73       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 DELAPP 5686                  16  10  0    72       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
 FAT MAN 5752                  7   3  1    72       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 PANDORA 5459                 18  15  0    69       KREWE OF DRUID (369)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZONE 4547                     7   0  0    64       CONTROL (390)
 R. WELCH 5679                10  10  0    60       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
 PLAINSMAN 3915               14   9  0    57       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG SLICK 5778                8   1  0    55       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 KAIARI 5656                   8   6  0    53       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 WIND-UP 5771                  7   1  0    47       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 SERENGETI 5627               13   5  0    44       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 UNCLE SPANKY 5658             8   6  0    42       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 SHEMAN DO 5665                4   5  1    42       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
 YASNAC 5784                   5   3  1    41       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 CASEOPEIA 5643                9   7  0    40       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 TEAL'C 5661                   6   5  1    38       SCIENCE FICTION (456)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARRTANA HAVAL 5464           7   5  0    33       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
 SEA LION 5751                 6   4  0    33       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 WARCHILD 5754                 4   6  1    33       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 HENNECKE 5760                 3   5  0    32       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
-VAPRAK 740                    8   7  0    31       SONS OF SATAN II (84)
 DIANE 5673                    6   6  1    30       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 C. PARRY 5675                 7   6  1    28       NIGHT TRAIN (497)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK MAMBA 5753              5   5  2    27       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 HOMOCULOUS 5798               3   2  0    25       DARK PANTHEON (317)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VON PULLMAN 5786              2   2  1    23       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
-WHISPER 5794                  2   0  0    23       LADYHAWKS (502)
 THIRD OMEN 5862               1   1  0    21       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-EYLIA 5793                    2   0  0    17       LADYHAWKS (502)
-TYPE VI DEMON 830             1   2  1    17       SONS OF SATAN II (84)
-CHARON 794                    3   5  1    15       SONS OF SATAN II (84)
 JACK CACOON 5664              3   6  0    15       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
-WARLOCK D'HOLM 5781           1   0  0    15       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
 HORSE RADISH 5787             4   0  0    14       HEME-JO CONDITION (495)
-SHAMIAS WILDROCK 5461         3   4  1    14       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
-MATSU GOHEI 5858              1   0  0    13       ROKUGAN II (504)
 CATAPHASIA 5873               1   0  0    13       SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)
 FLATLINER 5874                1   0  0    11       SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)
 GOONA 5783                    1   7  0    10       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
-DOJI SEMBI 5859               1   0  0    10       ROKUGAN II (504)
-HIDA YAKAMO 5861              1   0  0    10       ROKUGAN II (504)
-ABBAS ASH'SHAM 5463           1   2  0     8       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
 AMBASSADOR KOSH 5801          1   2  0     5       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 THETA MACOUR 5802             1   2  0     5       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 BREE GRAYHAND 5780            0   3  0     3       TWILIGHT SHADOW (468)
 RATTBOY 5863                  0   3  0     3       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
-TAHATA 5796                   0   2  0     2       LADYHAWKS (502)
-NORA 5797                     0   2  0     2       LADYHAWKS (502)
-RHIA 5795                     0   2  0     2       LADYHAWKS (502)
-STYX 844                      0   2  0     2       SONS OF SATAN II (84)
-FUNK 4544                     0   1  0     1       CONTROL (390)
-DAIDOJI VJI 5857              0   1  0     1       ROKUGAN II (504)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NOT 5881               0  1 0 BATTLE BEASTS 464     RORIK STEELFIST 550   488 NONE    
MINOTAUR 5870          0  1 0 BATTLE BEASTS 464     VON PULLMAN 5786      487 JUST REV
SECOND OMEN 5642       6  4 0 DARK PANTHEON 317     HAN SOLO 5598         485 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jethro -- You are right.  We do meet a lot on the sand.  Perhaps the gods are telling
us something.  It has been good for both of us. -- Liam the Goth

Jan -- Thanks for the m-advice, Den'guru, Serenity, Nosferatu, Shadow Master, Thor,
and Oryon are looking forward to game play. -- Liam

Saucy Jack -- They're looking to meet you with good sprites, blades and smiles. --
Liam

Sea Lion -- Tennis isn't my game, but thank you all the same.  May you win all your
fights. -- Artana De'Haval

Warchild -- Ya, I thought using my face would be a good parry.  Oh well. -- Amias
Wildrock

Shatter Star -- Na Dy Fi rui mi cyin, happy the dark one could make it. -- Liam

Yasnac -- Now you understand.... -- Medusa

Ladyhawks, Sons of Satan -- Welcome to Transel. -- Sensei Jan and Battle Beasts

Von Pullman -- You seriously messed up.  However, I won't be too tough on you seeing
how it was a random match-up. -- Sensei Jan

R. Welch -- You definitely need a strategy change.  You are becoming predictable. --
Serengeti

Ed. -- Could you please print a manager list for Transel?  Thanks! -- Sensei Jan

     Here's what I have.  These are teams listed in the newsletter last turn.  If
     I've gotten anyone's name wrong, just let me know and I'll fix it. -- The Saint,
     keeper of lists
     BATTLE BEASTS         Sensei Jan     NIGHT TRAIN           BPR
     CONTROL               Malaquar       ROKUGAN II            ?
     DARK PANTHEON         Doc Steele     SCIENCE FICTION       Shocking Toad
     HEME-JO CONDITION     Hamich         SONS OF SATAN II      Damion?
     JETHRO'S TOOLS        TigerTiger     SOUL STRIPPERS II     Saucy Jack
     KREWE OF DRUID        The Druid      TWILIGHT SHADOW       Liam
     LADYHAWKS             Jinx

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

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

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

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

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

     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NOT was butchered by RORIK STEELFIST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GRIZZLY ADAMS devastated VON PULLMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
DARK THUNDER overcame HAN SOLO in a action packed 3 minute veteran's Bloodfeud match.
MEDUSA devastated YASNAC in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SPONGEBOB overpowered PANDORA in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
SERENGETI lost to R. WELCH in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
ZONE devastated CASEOPEIA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BLACK MAMBA was overcome by UNCLE SPANKY in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
WIND-UP unbelievably bested SHEMAN DO in a action packed 4 minute gory Challenge duel.
SEA LION slimly won victory over C. PARRY in a popular 4 minute gory Challenge duel.
THETA MACOUR was overpowered by HOMOCULOUS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
AMBASSADOR KOSH was demolished by THIRD OMEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
IVANMOE devastated DELAPP in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Title battle.
PLAINSMAN was savagely defeated by FAT MAN in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gory conflict.
BIG SLICK unbelievably bested TEAL'C in a 2 minute bloody bout.
KAIARI won victory over WARCHILD in a 1 minute fray.
HENNECKE overpowered GOONA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DIANE devastated JACK CACOON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HORSE RADISH luckily beat RATTBOY in a 3 minute brutal novice's bout.
BREE GRAYHAND was overpowered by FLATLINER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
CATAPHASIA devastated BUMBLE-FINGERS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  16 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  18 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW        13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  21 -  2      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  20 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  46 -  5      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  21 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  20 -  2      26  |

Turn 488 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       IVANMOE 3874               17   8  4   94 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
WALL OF STEEL    DARK THUNDER 5397          11   4  0   90 DARK PANTHEON (317)
STRIKING ATTACK  MEDUSA 5779                 6   3  0   73 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
PARRY-LUNGE      DELAPP 5686                16  10  0   72 NIGHT TRAIN (497)
LUNGING ATTACK   FAT MAN 5752                7   3  1   72 JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
TOTAL PARRY      PANDORA 5459               18  15  0   69 KREWE OF DRUID (369)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ZONE 4547                   7   0  0   64 CONTROL (390)
SLASHING ATTACK  KAIARI 5656                 8   6  0   53 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
BASHING ATTACK   YASNAC 5784                 5   3  1   41 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HAN SOLO 5598.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SHEMAN DO 5665.  The ten other most popular fighters were FAT MAN 5752, HAN SOLO 
5598, SEA LION 5751, ZONE 4547, DARK THUNDER 5397, TEAL'C 5661, RATTBOY 5863, 
SERENGETI 5627, R. WELCH 5679, and THIRD OMEN 5862.

The least popular fighter this week was BREE GRAYHAND 5780.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JACK CACOON 5664, GOONA 5783, PLAINSMAN 3915, THETA MACOUR 
5802, YASNAC 5784, VON PULLMAN 5786, NOT 5881, FLATLINER 5874, HORSE RADISH 5787, and 
HENNECKE 5760.

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

IVANMOE (6-3874) SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)

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

GRIZZLY ADAMS (6-5596) BATTLE BEASTS (464)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXII

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HAMMER OF THE GODS 3311 (155-83-7)     6  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
BLOOD TITAN 3509 (142-93-4)            5  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
GLENCOE 4341 (130-54-3)                4  3  0         PARTY TIME           
DEMON DANCER 3964 (55-59-0)            3  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
MALADOR 3075 (160-97-1)                3  3  0         SHINING PATH         
FORGEMASTER 1731 (82-67-4)             0  5  0         SILENT RHYTHM        

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KEYSER 4340 (122-50-2)                 4  3  0         PARTY TIME           
WHIRLING FURY 3891 (168-53-0)          4  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
YENDOR 503 (58-47-0)                   0  2  0         FEARSOME LEGENDS     

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HORRIBLE POSSESSION 4997 (30-13-0)     8  2  0         DARK PANTHEON        
SINISTER MIDGET 5113 (35-42-5)         3  3  0         LOOK OUT BELOW       
GRAY WIND 5201 (18-15-1)               1  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
Y 4795 (6-0-0)                         9  1  0         RESURRECTION         
DARK THUNDER 5397 (9-4-0)              3  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
DARKFURY 5029 (22-12-0)                2  3  1         DARK PANTHEON        
OCTAVIA 4935 (5-4-1)                   1  3  0         FALLEN ANGELS        
DELAPP 5686 (14-9-0)                   0  2  0         NIGHT TRAIN          
MEMNOC 4932 (7-1-0)                    0  2  0         FALLEN ANGELS        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HAN SOLO 5598 (10-10-1)                3  3  0         SCIENCE FICTION      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CASEOPEIA 5643 (8-5-0)                 3  3  0         SCIENCE FICTION      
BLU MONICA 5628 (1-2-0)                2  3  0         TWISTED PSYCHOSIS    
SPIDERMAN 5622 (3-3-0)                 1  3  0         SUPER HEROES         
BATGIRL 5623 (5-1-0)                   0  2  0         SUPER HEROES         
GREEN MACHINE 5631 (1-2-0)             0  2  0         TWISTED PSYCHOSIS    

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MEDUSA 5779 (3-3-0)                    8  2  0         BATTLE BEASTS        
BIG SLICK 5778 (5-1-0)                 4  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
DOJI HOTURI 4761 (1-2-0)               3  3  0         ROKUGAN              
IKOMA ISANURI 4764 (3-0-1)             3  3  0         ROKUGAN              
WIND-UP 5771 (5-1-0)                   2  3  0         JETHRO'S TOOLS       
OTAKU KAMOKO 4763 (2-1-0)              1  3  0         ROKUGAN              
!BATMAN! 5758 (2-1-0)                  0  2  0         SUPER HEROES         
HIDA KISADA 4762 (2-1-0)               0  2  0         ROKUGAN              
MACHIAVELLIAN 5445 (0-1-0)             0  2  0         SADISTS              
MIRUMOTO DAINI 4765 (0-3-0)            0  2  0         ROKUGAN              

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WARLOCK D'HOLM 5781 (1-0-0)            0  2  0         TWILIGHT SHADOW      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THIRD OMEN 5862 (0-0-0)                6  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
SUPERMAN 5788 (0-0-0)                  0  2  0         SUPER HEROES         

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RED FUSION 5480 (18-5-0)               8  2  0         IT'S NEW!            
JOHN CHRICHTON 5563 (14-8-0)           2  3  0         SCIENCE FICTION      
DK 5236 (11-5-1)                       1  3  0         SUPER BASH BROTHERS  
DON WISKERANDO 5715 (11-9-0)           0  2  0         NIGHT TRAIN          

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ASMODEUS 738 (10-4-2)                  5  3  0         SONS OF SATAN II     
CAPTAIN'S LOG 3445 (1-5-0)             2  2  0  DEAD   MEAT PUPPETS         
E.S. TALBOT 5684 (9-5-0)               2  3  0         NIGHT TRAIN          
REID FLEMING 5744 (11-8-2)             2  3  0         NIGHT TRAIN          
PANAMON CREEL 5701 (6-4-1)             1  3  0         NIGHT TRAIN          
MARIO 5141 (0-1-0)                     0  2  0         SUPER BASH BROTHERS  

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SECOND OMEN 5642 (6-4-0)               9  1  2         DARK PANTHEON        
DAREDEVLE 5821 (1-2-0)                 0  2  0         TACKLE BOX           

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HAMMER OF THE GOOSE 5439 (0-1-0)       3  3  0         CROSS BREED          
DISPATER 741 (2-2-0)                   2  3  0         SONS OF SATAN II