Date   : 02/27/2004    Duedate: 03/11/2004


DM-6    TURN-494

This Weeks Top Honors


(6-5779) [11-4-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MEDUSA                         FLATLINER
(6-5779) [11-4-0,117]          (6-5874) [5-1-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MACSEN                         CASEOPEIA
IRON BROTHERS (147)            SCIENCE FICTION (456)
(6-1256) [9-7-0,34]            (6-5643) [10-9-0,62]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BATTLE BEASTS (464)         33
2. SCIENCE FICTION (456)       33      BATTLE BEASTS (464)
3. JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)        29      Unchartered Team
4. TOON IN (510)               22
5. SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)    19      TOON IN (510)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*TOON IN (510)              7   1  1 87.5   1/ 1 DARK PANTHEON (317)       9  3 1
 2- 2*HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)      7   1  1 87.5   2/ 2 BATTLE BEASTS (464)       9  4 0
 3/ 1*SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)  10   5  0 66.7   3/ 3 JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)      9  6 0
 4/ 4 BATTLE BEASTS (464)      132  86  6 60.6   4/ 4*TOON IN (510)             5  1 0
 5/ 6 JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)      46  33  4 58.2   5/ 5*SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)  5  4 0
 6/ 7 DARK PANTHEON (317)      417 321 24 56.5   6/11 SCIENCE FICTION (456)     5  8 1
 7/ 5*NIGHT ANGELS (511)         4   4  0 50.0   7- 7 SONS OF SATAN II (84)     4  6 0
 8/ 8 SCIENCE FICTION (456)    128 131  7 49.4   8- 9*LADYHAWKS (502)           3  5 1
 9/ 9 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      83  99  6 45.6   9/ 0*DARK MERCURY (508)        2  2 0
10/ 0 IRON BROTHERS (147)       34  41  4 45.3  10/ 0 IRON BROTHERS (147)       2  3 0
11/ 0*DARK MERCURY (508)         2   3  0 40.0  11/10 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      2  4 0
12/11 NIGHT TRAIN (497)        202 325 20 38.3  12- 8*HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)     1  1 0
13-12 SONS OF SATAN II (84)     30  56  4 34.9  13/ 6*NIGHT ANGELS (511)        1  2 0
14-13*LADYHAWKS (502)           10  20  1 33.3  14/12 NIGHT TRAIN (497)         1 11 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[ Out of the Past #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     If anyone was aware of a difference in the air of the city, or in the texture of
life and death in the arena, they did not mention it.  Of course, with a stranger
holding a wizard's staff and guarded by...some kind of monsters sitting in the
arenamaster's box, who was going to mention things, even if they DID notice?
     And who, dying messily in the Dark Arena, would mention strange lights and
unexplained whistling noises?  If Arenamaster Kai saw fit to lay down pentagrams and
other designs of colored sand on the arena floor before each fight...well, he WAS the
arenamaster.  No doubt he knew what he was doing.
     It was known that a few managers intended to protest that they had not ordered
the actual, literal death of their warriors, but only formal dismissal from the
gladiatorial system.  But when they came back from the arenamaster's office, they
looked pale and shaken, and they had nothing to tell anyone about the situation.  And
one or two of them didn't come back at all.
                      ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "There IS something going on," Penok muttered to Jessie June as they waited in
the ready area for their fight to be called.  "Something bad.  I can feel it in my
bones.  I don't care what the Rau says."  She jerked her head sideways slightly,
indicating Tijiss Rau, the arena steward waiting in the archway just ahead of them.
     "You know Rau," Jessie June muttered back.  "'All for the best in the best of
all possible worlds', that's Rau.  He wouldn't know 'something bad' if he ate it for
dinner and got sick right after."  She eyed the crystals set into the wall of the
arena.  About a third of them were black, the rest were blood red.  They reminded her
of the eyes of spiders.  "If those are purely ornamental, I'll eat 'em."
     "Magic," Cane Toad said flatly, coming up behind the two women.  "Blood magic.
You can smell it in the air.  At least, I can.  There's a lot of it down south where
I come from, and I'd know that smell anywhere."
     "I thought all magic was screwed up because of the Chaos and the Arcanum and
all!" Penok protested.
     The poisonous Toad shook his head firmly.  "Not blood magic.  You spill enough
blood, nothing else matters."
     "And there's always a lot of blood spilled in the arena," Jessie June whispered,
horrified at the possibilities.
     "And the arena's been bloodier since those crystals went up," Cane Toad said.
"There's something bad going down here."


     Hallie O'Dene went overland from Andoria to the Delarquan Federation.  It might
have been faster to sail--if she could have found a ship going where she needed to
go, or hired one.  But she found herself distrusting the Trier.  The mage Khaldren
had come out of the Trier, after all.  He might have some power over it.  And he was
bound to notice that she and Raoul hadn't come back from the errand he'd commanded.
But these were all logical reasons that she had arrived at to explain her decision to
herself.  In fact, she simply hadn't trusted the Trier at an instinctive level.  She
made her way on foot along the coast to Gelafan, then hired horses as needed for a
fast ride south.  Well...fast!  She might have laughed if she hadn't been so worried.
Six days to Valamantis.  What horrors might the mad wizard have accomplished in six
     Her plan was to take a riverboat up the Feyranse past Mordant to Sibikhas, and
then go by horse again to Delarq Tor.
     But there were towers behind Valamantis, where no towers had been for hundreds
of years.  They had none of the dream-like unreality of the vision towers that
Khaldren had raised over Zorpunt, and that was alarming.  Valamantis was much older
than Zorpunt.  There had once BEEN towers--it was called Old Valamantis now, and it
was in ruins except for the arena where the Bloodgames were held.  On that thought,
Hallie froze briefly, horrified by the realization that there had been Bloodgames
recently, lakes of blood spilled on that ancient soil.  What might Khaldren have
conjured out of that?  She didn't think she wanted to know.

Aruak City:

     The return of a wizard from drowned Krael was news that should reach Andor as
quickly as possible.  It took Raoul two days to reach Aruak City from Zorpunt, longer
than he would have liked, but faster than he had feared.  The Aruaki countryside had
suffered badly during the civil war and from the Chaos contamination just before
that.  People were getting it back into shape now, but there were no horses to be
rented or bought.  Or stolen, come to that.  Walking was faster than riding a plow
horse would've been, even if he could've gotten hold of one of the plowhorses.
     But he was damned glad to see the towers (most of the towers, some were nothing
but stumps) of Aruak city ahead.  He compared their slightly battered appearance with
the towers of Khaldren's Zorpunt and found this much better.  This was REAL.  Maybe
not perfect, maybe not as beautiful as a dream, but real.  He'd take this over the
perfect illusion any day.
     His first goal in the city was the Bulldog Inn.  He needed news, he needed to
contact his manager, and he wanted to alert Adie, the manager of the Tuft Tuggers, to
the danger.  Adie was a magician of some kind--he'd never bothered with the details--
and she could be an important part of the opposition to the Kraelian.  EARLY
opposition, too, before the man got entrenched in Zorpunt.  That might make a
     The Inn was jammed.  Odd, that.  Aruak City had always had a vigorous dueling
community, but...this many gladiators?  He could barely SEE across the common room,
much less move quickly.  But there was a table of managers in an alcove at the back.
He'd find news there, if he could reach it.
     The Lord Protector took a last look at the crowd, shook his head, and plunged in
under the elbow of a Shew.  The man was too tall for most managers, but there were
always one or two who would give a large gladiator a chance.  From the looks of the
scars, this man had been at it a while, but he was nobody Raoul recognized.  Well,
he'd been away for a long time.  Quite a long time, actually.
     He paused and looked toward the woman whose hand was on his sleeve.  Hair like a
sunrise and wide violet eyes.  "Lady Adeolar!  You're one of the people I wanted to
find.  There--"
     "Not here in the middle of the floor, Raoul."  She drew him to one side and
through an inconspicuous door.  "Jhordeal will be glad to know you are well, but
that's not what you came for, is it?"
     "Glad to know I'm...?"  When had he been in Aruak City last?  Mantor, it was
years ago!  Before the civil war, and he had died....  He took off his hat, looked at
the rounded, dusty crown, ran a hand over his head, and put the hat back on.  No time
to go into that now.  "No, doll, that's not why I came this way.  There's magical
trouble.  Serious magical trouble, I think."
     "You came from Zorpunt?"  She twisted a lock of hair between nervous fingers.
"I have felt something happening there--something dark--"
     He nodded briefly.  "I saw it start, and it's going to be damned dark," he
muttered.  Quickly, he sketched in what he and Hallie had learned of the wizard
Khaldren and his intentions.  "I don't know how he's doing that much magic," he
finished, "because everyone says the Arcanum is in decline and spells aren't working,
     "He's using blood magic."  The woman's beautiful face hardened.  "It is the
oldest magic and the most primitive.  Almost always used for darkness and
destruction," she muttered, frowning, "even though it doesn't have to be....  It's
the least dependent on the Arcanum, unfortunately, the easiest to pervert, and the
hardest to control once it gets started."  She frowned, twisting the lock of hair
harder.  "In the hands of a powerful wizard with no scruples...."
     "That's what me and Hallie figured," Raoul said, nodding.  "I'm headed for
Andor--the king has to be warned.  And Hallie's taking the warning to Delarq Tor."
     "Yes, of course.  Definitely the right thing to do.  But you need to see your
manager before you leave town, Raoul.  He's been worried about you."  She patted his
arm absently, still frowning.  "I will gather as much information about this wizard
and his spells as I can....  I wish Shania were here, she is so good at that.  Well,
I must work with what I have."  She patted his arm one last time and opened the door
to the inn's main room.  "Off with you, and tell the other managers that...tell them
I have things to do, and I'll add to your news later."

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

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

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 489): FACELESS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 374): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 494): DREUBRA of THE BALROGS (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 490): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 489): DERBIE FOYLE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 493): MEDUSA of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 490): RED NO. 40 of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 485): AERYN SUN of FARSCAPE (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 476): CADEX CFM of THE BIKE SHOP (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 475): TAISHO of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 449): TARGEN of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 440): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 427): PROBLEMATIC of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 375): TSOMEGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 178): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 166): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 325): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 143): 2 PHAT TOO of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 368): LARGE SPINNY GUY of DIABLO TOO from TI (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 489): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 374): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 494): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 490): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 489): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 493): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 490): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 485): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 476): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 475): SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 449): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 440): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 427): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 375): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 178): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 166): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 325): THE DEN OF SWORDS (TMoney, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 143): EPOCHOLYPSE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 368): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 488): MURGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
                            MUMPHY CHICK of LEGENDS OF STEELE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 493): THOR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 489): G.A. CUSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 493): DELAPP of NIGHT TRAIN (BPR, mgr.)
                (turn 492): DARK THUNDER of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 490): RED NO. 40 of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 485): AERYN SUN of FARSCAPE (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
               (turn 484): SHYLAYLA MINOR of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 476): HE HATE ME of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                            PEON NECROMANCER of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
                (turn 475): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 475): JADE of I MAGI (Street Legal, mgr.)
               (turn 474): VEG-O-MATIC of TRANSGRESSORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 427): PROBLEMATIC of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 375): TSOMEGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 142): MISSY MAYHAM of ANGELS OF CHAOS (Lord Chaos, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in TRANSEL!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Uncool, NIGHT ANGELS.  I mean 
0-1-0 is bad.  Will they will be allowed to fight?  I say use 'em for training 
practice!  The guys at SCIENCE FICTION like really pulled together to get a 3-2-0 
this turn, moving up by 5.  What was the name of that team who got 4-1-0 this turn 
for a total 46-33-4 you ask?  (Sure)  JETHRO'S TOOLS' their name, and fighting's 
their game!  MVP award for CASEOPEIA?  SCIENCE FICTION's proud of her after beating 
BIG SLICK and getting 20 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  BIG SLICK's match 
with CASEOPEIA cost him a loss of 12 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else! 
MEDUSA stopped DELAPP dead in hers tracks!  I hear the top team insists all their 
warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of DARK PANTHEON must be getting lonely. 
They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  I don't 
know what JETHRO'S TOOLS' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many 
fights from DARK PANTHEON, that's fer sher.  Like, is GOONA popular, or what?  It was 
challenged the most in all of TRANSEL!  It's got a 1-13-0, is that good?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  How cruel!  SCIENCE FICTION heartlessly sent his to TEAL'C certain fate 
in the Dark Arena.  Is a 7-6-1 bad or something?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all 
you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEDUSA 5779                  11   4  0   117       BATTLE BEASTS (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEP 1331                     11   2  0    93       IRON BROTHERS (147)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANDORA 5459                 21  18  0    87       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 FAT MAN 5752                  9   7  1    84       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLATLINER 5874                5   1  0    66       SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)
 WARCHILD 5754                 8   8  1    63       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 CASEOPEIA 5643               10   9  0    62       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 SERENGETI 5627               15   7  0    58       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 SECOND OMEN 5642              8   5  1    57       DARK PANTHEON (317)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK MAMBA 5753             10   6  2    55       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 WIND-UP 5771                 11   3  0    49       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 BIG SLICK 5778               11   4  0    46       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE 5896     4   0  0    44       TOON IN (510)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THIRD OMEN 5862               3   2  0    42       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 CATAPHASIA 5873               5   1  0    39       SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)
 BLUE FALCON 5911              4   0  0    39       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 C. PARRY 5675                 8  11  1    36       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
 DIANE 5673                    8  10  1    35       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
-HOMOCULOUS 5798               7   3  0    35       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-SATAN CLAUS 5878              4   0  0    35       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
 MACSEN 1256                   9   7  0    34       IRON BROTHERS (147)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAHATA 5796                   3   4  1    33       LADYHAWKS (502)
 AMBASSADOR KOSH 5801          3   3  1    26       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 SUPER CHICKEN 5899            3   1  1    25       TOON IN (510)
-BUTTERCUP 5903                2   1  0    24       SONS OF SATAN II (84)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHISPER 5794                  3   3  0    22       LADYHAWKS (502)
 BESSEMER 1339                 4   8  0    20       IRON BROTHERS (147)
-MARIUS THE DARK 5886          1   1  0    20       DARK MERCURY (508)
 HELLO KITTY 5890              3   3  0    19       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 NIGHTMARE 1362                3   6  3    18       IRON BROTHERS (147)
 GOONA 5783                    1  13  0    16       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
-SHADOW DANCER 5910            1   0  0    16       NIGHT ANGELS (511)
-TYPE VI DEMON 830             2   5  1    15       SONS OF SATAN II (84)
 PO'KIN OUT 5939               1   0  0    15       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
-LEXEINA 5919                  1   0  0    14       LADYHAWKS (502)
-BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877      3   1  1    11       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
 ROLAND 1401                   2   4  0    11       IRON BROTHERS (147)
 SMASH THE TERRIBLE 5883       1   0  0    10       DARK MERCURY (508)
 TROLLOC 5942                  1   0  0    10       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 BEASTIE 5920                  2   1  0     9       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
-GRUUMSH 5888                  1   3  0     6       SONS OF SATAN II (84)
-TIME BANDIT 5909              1   0  0     6       NIGHT ANGELS (511)
 BUCK ROGERS 5928              1   0  0     6       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 NIGHTWEAVER 5931              1   1  0     4       NIGHT ANGELS (511)
-TRISS 5901                    0   3  0     3       LADYHAWKS (502)
 MAJOR CARTER 5929             0   1  0     1       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 STUMP 5940                    0   1  0     1       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 KHAN JUNOR 5882               0   1  0     1       DARK MERCURY (508)
-RAZORWING 5906                0   1  0     1       NIGHT ANGELS (511)
-BLOSSOM 5922                  0   1  0     1       SONS OF SATAN II (84)
-GREEN THUMBS 5884             0   1  0     1       DARK MERCURY (508)
 TURTLEHEAD 5938               0   1  0     1       NIGHT TRAIN (497)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KOMODO 5902            0  1 0 BATTLE BEASTS 464     RATTBOY 5863          490 REVENGED
RAVENCLAW 5907         0  1 0 NIGHT ANGELS 511      SUPER CHICKEN 5899    491         
R. WELCH 5679         12 12 1 NIGHT TRAIN 497       SECOND OMEN 5642      492         
TEAL'C 5661            7  7 1 SCIENCE FICTION 456   RORIK STEELFIST 550   494 NONE    
CUT THROAT 5875        0  1 0 SKARMY OF DARKNES 506 KOLDIS THE CRAFTY 549 494 NONE    
STYX 844               0  3 0 SONS OF SATAN II 84   BLOODY EASTER BU 5877 490 REVENGED
BLOSSOM 5904           0  2 0 SONS OF SATAN II 84   TAHATA 5796           492         
BUBBLES 5905           0  3 0 SONS OF SATAN II 84   AMBASSADOR KOSH 5801  493         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Doc -- Brave?  Yes.  A bit over-ambitious?  Perhaps...but silly?  C'mon Doc, I
thought I taught you better than that.  ;>  A "silly" challenge is like when a 5-1
warrior "up-challenges" to a 2-0 warrior giving said warrior a chance to get beat
_and_ not learn very well.  Certainly I didn't give Super Chicken a very good chance
to win, but I did provide him an excellent learning opportunity.  Would you call my
bloodfeud challenge in another arena with a 5 FE warrior vs. a 22-14 warrior "silly?"
True I am risking death, but when an opportunity such as this arises I grab it.  I am
a risk taker; one can always purchase more rollups.  Figured out who I am yet? ;) --
Toon In

Medusa -- Three consecutive TV downchallenges, eh?  Some folks might take that
personally, Duelmaster or no Duelmaster. -- Fat Man

Green Thumbs -- Yer welcome!  We're always willin' ta teach somebody by whuppin' the
tar out of 'em.  Heh.  Welcome to Transel; here's hopin' ya stick around for a spell.
-- Jethro, mgr. of Jethro's Tools

Toon In and Skarmy o' Darkness -- That goes fer y'all too.  Welcome. -- Jethro

Shocking Toad -- This turn's score was 0-0-0-0, and the overall score is Doc Steele
14-2-0-1. -- Doc Steele

Druid -- You have to jump arenas to Talcama to find a bright spot to console
yourself?  And you have the balls to mention one victory in Talcama when you are in
14th place out of 16 teams in the Battle Royal; while I am in 4th!?  I guess I'll
take it as a compliment that one win over me is such an event. -- Doc Steele

Skarmy of Darkness -- Enjoy Flatliner; a slasher that learns decise is a rare treat.
In a small arena like Transel I wonder if anyone will beat him. -- Doc Steele

Jan -- So, 62 is dead.  Ok then I will see you in Sunset.  Moving TS to make room and
just want to see what some of the other arenas are like.  Where's 28?  Barratuna is
Barrtana (they misspelled her and your name).  Assurnasirbanipal is in 18 right?
Twilight will be in 82 for 2 or 3 turns before going to 21 (meeting a friend of his
there, (Dag) so I hope to see, speak and bug you in two places at once. -- Liam the

Whisper -- You hit hard; nice fight. -- Barrtana Haval

Marius The Dark -- Ouch. -- Warlock

Gruumsh -- Nice, big hitter. -- Warlock

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much
trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

25 February 2004
Readers, and especially those who volunteered warriors -- My apologies for the sudden
lack of episodes.  I've been sick, but expect to be back at the keyboard soon. -- the

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TEAL'C was butchered by RORIK STEELFIST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD MAN WALKING was butchered by LORD TEV GREENHEART in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BETTER OFF DEAD was easily killed by KOLDIS THE CRAFTY in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
CUT THROAT was assassinated by KOLDIS THE CRAFTY in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
C. PARRY was devastated by SECOND OMEN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
NIGHTWEAVER was devastated by SUPER CHICKEN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
SERENGETI was devastated by FAT MAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
FLATLINER slimly lost to PANDORA in a action packed 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE vanquished DIANE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
AMBASSADOR KOSH vanquished GOONA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MEDUSA overpowered DELAPP in a 1 minute uneven Title match.
ZEP overpowered WARCHILD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BIG SLICK was narrowly defeated by CASEOPEIA in a crowd pleasing 6 minute competition.
WIND-UP subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 6 minute master vs. novice match.
BLACK MAMBA handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
BLUE FALCON won victory over MACSEN in a 4 minute amateur vs. expert upset bout.
CATAPHASIA handily defeated BESSEMER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
HELLO KITTY bested NIGHTMARE in a 1 minute gory brawl.
ROLAND beat MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute match.
BEASTIE beat MAJOR CARTER in a popular 1 minute novice's bout.
SMASH THE TERRIBLE handily defeated TURTLEHEAD in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BUCK ROGERS savagely defeated STUMP in a 2 minute brutal beginner's fight.
KHAN JUNOR was overpowered by TROLLOC in a 1 minute uneven fray.
PO'KIN OUT handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         AIMED BLOW        13 -   5 -  2      72  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  19 -  2      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  18 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  17 -  2      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  21 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  28 -  1      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  51 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  15 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   9 -  0      25  |

Turn 494 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         1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MEDUSA 5779                11   4  0  117 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
TOTAL PARRY      PANDORA 5459               21  18  0   87 KREWE OF DRUID (369)
LUNGING ATTACK   FAT MAN 5752                9   7  1   84 JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLATLINER 5874              5   1  0   66 SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)
WALL OF STEEL    SERENGETI 5627             15   7  0   58 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
AIMED BLOW       SECOND OMEN 5642            8   5  1   57 DARK PANTHEON (317)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MACSEN 1256                 9   7  0   34 IRON BROTHERS (147)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MACSEN 1256.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CASEOPEIA 5643.  The ten other most popular fighters were FLATLINER 5874, BIG SLICK 
MAMBA 5753, HELLO KITTY 5890, BEASTIE 5920, and BUCK ROGERS 5928.

The least popular fighter this week was WIND-UP 5771.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KHAN JUNOR 5882, TURTLEHEAD 5938, NIGHTMARE 1362, BESSEMER 1339, MACSEN 
1256, WARCHILD 5754, GOONA 5783, DIANE 5673, SERENGETI 5627, and NIGHTWEAVER 5931.

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

DELAPP (6-5686) NIGHT TRAIN (497)