DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/16/2003    Duedate: 09/29/2003

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-480

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TENACIOUS
BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
(7-5337) [34-16-0,152]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TENACIOUS                      ZONIA
BATHTUB ARMADA (515)           CHAOTIC LEGION (524)
(7-5337) [34-16-0,152]         (7-5498) [1-2-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TALLAHASSE TINA                GRATE EXPECTATIONS
BEACH BABES (309)              SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (466)
(7-4889) [11-30-0,65]          (7-5483) [4-1-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (466)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHAOTIC LEGION (524)        45
2. FLOWER CHILDREN (26)        44      VENGEANCE SEEKERS (516)
3. WASTELAND II (267)          40      Unchartered Team
4. SUGAR AND SPICE (501)       35
5. ASTRONOMICAL (484)          32      CHAOTIC LEGION (524)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 VENGEANCE SEEKERS (516)   14   3  0 82.4   1/ 1 SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (466) 12  3 0
 2/ 2 CALL TO THUNDER (491)     92  46  3 66.7   2/ 3 CALL TO THUNDER (491)     9  2 0
 3- 3 DEAD SUPERIOR FORC (499)  70  43  4 61.9   3/ 4 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)      8  5 0
 4/ 4 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)     206 136 11 60.2   4/ 7 NINJAS (35)               8  7 0
 5- 5 WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)  89  64  7 58.2   5/ 6 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)     8  7 0
 6/ 6 SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (466)  82  59  3 58.2   6- 2 WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)  7  3 1
 7/ 8 WASTELAND II (267)       686 547 27 55.6   7/ 8 BEACH BABES (309)         6  9 0
 8/ 7 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)     195 156 15 55.6   8/12 WASTELAND II (267)        5  4 0
 9/ 9 BLADES OF ICE (188)      403 347 24 53.7   9- 5 DEAD SUPERIOR FORC (499)  5  5 1
10-10 IMPORTED FOOTBALLE (396)  51  51  2 50.0  10/17 ASTRONOMICAL (484)        4  1 1
11/11 THRILLZ & KILLZ (493)     57  61  2 48.3  11-10 IMPORTED FOOTBALLE (396)  4  2 1
12/12 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)     64  71  3 47.4  12/11 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)      4  4 2
13/14 ASTRONOMICAL (484)        47  57  7 45.2  13/14 THRILLZ & KILLZ (493)     4  7 0
14/15 NINJAS (35)              133 176  7 43.0  14/21*CHAOTIC LEGION (524)      4  8 0
15/16 THE BEARS II (510)        19  26  4 42.2  15/ 9 VENGEANCE SEEKERS (516)   3  0 0
16/17 BEACH BABES (309)        438 656 15 40.0  16/15*DOG SOLDIERS (481)        3  6 0
17/18 ERRATA (511)              12  20  0 37.5  17/19 BLADES OF ICE (188)       3  7 0
18-19 DOUBLE ORDEALERS (471)    66 121  6 35.3  18/16 ERRATA (511)              2  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 MORGAN'S BOYS (308)      160 304  6 34.5  19/18 RANCID BLOKES (503)       2  4 0
20/23*CHAOTIC LEGION (524)       4   8  0 33.3  20/13 MORGAN'S BOYS (308)       2  9 0
21/21 RANCID BLOKES (503)       11  34  0 24.4  21/20 THE BEARS II (510)        1  3 0
22/22*DOG SOLDIERS (481)         4  14  0 22.2  22-22 DOUBLE ORDEALERS (471)    0  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                    99 BOTTLES CONTEST FINAL STANDINGS -- TURN 22

     Ichabod Frothingslosh and his Call to Thunder stable wins the contest having
accumulated 100 bottles in 22 turns.  And Ichabod certainly didn't "limp" across the
finish line; he went 5-0 with a stylemaster on his winning turn to finish it off.
Alfredo Frothingslosh, our first contest winner, managed second place with 96
bottles, finishing it up with a big 7-bottle turn including 4 wins, 2 stylemasters
and a kill.  Manager's Dead superior Forces round out the top three with 94 bottles,
also finishing with a bang scoring 6 bottles with 3 wins, a stylemaster, a kill, and
the least popular warrior.  Those 3 managers rather ran away with it in the later
turns with Manager finishing 14 bottles higher than the next highest contender.
However, Chazz Frothingslosh's Spare-a-dime Shift in fourth place also finished out
the contest in very strong fashion.  Chazz moved all the way up from his eighth place
standing back on turn 15, and went 13-2 over the last three turns to post the best 3-
turn record over the entire contest.  Good effort, Chazz!

                           W   K   SM   DM   MP   LP   TV   TC   DA   TOT
 1  Call to Thunder       69   1  14    3    2    0    3    0    1   100
 2  Wish You Were Beer    67   6  19    1    2    0    0    0    0    96
 3  Dead Superior Forces  70   4  11    1    1    1    2    0    1    94
 4  Spare-a-dime Shift    58   1  13    1    4    2    1    0    3    80
 5  Flower Children       59   2  14    1    0    2    0    0    1    78
 6  Sugar & Spice         60   3   9    0    1    0    1    0    2    74
 7  Hogan's Heroes        42   4  17    4    1    1    0    0    0    73
 8  Wasteland             54   0   7    2    0    1    2    0    1    71
 9  Undead Artists        42   1  18    0    1    1    0    0    2    61
10  Ninjas                49   3   2    0    0    1    2    0    5    57
11  Thrillz & Killz       40   2  14    0    0    0    0    0    7    49
12  Beach Babes           36   0  10    0    1    2    0    0    0    49
13  Indifference          33   1   7    0    4    1    0    0    0    46
14  Winter Orchard        43   4   0    0    0    1    0    0    4    44
15  Double Ordealers      31   3   5    0    1    2    0    0   11    31
16  Morgan's Boys         21   0   0    0    1    0    0    0    0    22
17  Demons of Darkness    20   1   0    0    0    0    0    0    1    20
18  Astronomical          10   0   0    1    0    3    0    0    2    13

CONTEST WINNER:  Ichabod Frothingslosh, Call to Thunder
SECOND PLACE:  Alfredo Frothingslosh, Wish You Were Beer
THIRD PLACE:  Manager, Dead Superior Forces

MOST WINS:  Manager's Dead Superior Forces wins this category with 70 total wins.
Not surprisingly, the top three managers in the contest were also the top three in
total wins, with only 3 total wins separating them.

MOST KILLS:  Alfredo Frothingslosh's Wish You Were Beer stable proved to be the most
bloodthirsty with 6 kills during the contest.

MOST STYLEMASTERS:  Alfredo captured this category as well with 19 total
stylemasters.  Although he quit early, Otto Frothingslosh's Undead Artists had 18
stylemasters, and presumably would have captured this category had he continued to
play.  Alfredo only passed Otto on the very last turn.

MOST TURNS AS DUELMASTER:  No one manager held the throne much longer than anyone
else.  Postmaster's Hogan's Heroes win this category with 4 total turns as
Duelmaster.

MOST TURNS AS MOST POPULAR:  Chazz Frothingslosh's Spare-a-dime Shift and Jekyll's
Indifference stables share the honor of being the crowd's favorite with 4 turns as
Most Popular.

MOST TURNS AS LEAST POPULAR:  Astronomical had the dubious distinction of gathering
the most boos from the audience with 3 turns as Least Popular.

MOST TOURNAMENT VICTORS:  Our contest winner Ichabod Frothingslosh wins this category
with 3 Tournament Victors.

Congratulations to Ichabod and the other winners; your prizes will be arriving in the
mail soon.  99 bottles III is not currently in the planning stages, but we will make
the appropriate announcements with plenty of time to prepare when the time comes.
Thanks to all for participating in our second 99 Bottles of Beer contest; it's been a
helluva lot of fun!

                    Guido

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in BONSUR a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  Now keep the taverns open late 
tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for MORGAN'S BOYS, whose 0-3-0 this turn 
dropped them by 7 into 20th.  ASTRONOMICAL stable has parlayed this turn's 2-0-1 into 
a 7 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 10th place.  Good work, guys! 
The CHAOTIC LEGION guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the 
future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, CASTOR 
fought COSMIC CHARLIE and gained 27 points and contributed to ASTRONOMICAL's 2-0-1.  
ALEAN TENSLAYER has lost to RASTRODOMUS, falling 14 points, while helping make BLADES 
OF ICE a 1-2-0 turn.  Well done, BONSUR, the Duelmaster was this turn's most 
challenged warrior.  Perhaps TENACIOUS is not as thrilled, being challenged 4 times.  
This turn TENACIOUS challenged JERICO in what was BONSUR's Title bout.  The attempts 
to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and TENACIOUS remains BONSUR's top warrior 
for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes 
their losing fighters do dishes at The Dripping Blade until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES has cause to stand 
tall, as they were BONSUR's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And avoiding DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES more than any other team we find FLOWER 
CHILDREN.  BONSUR, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Tsk, tsk, 
tsk.  CRIMSON BLUSH, does your manager know you're challenging down 19 points to 
fight MIAMI MIA from BEACH BABES?  I thought challenges were for warriors, not 
cowards looking for easy wins.  CRIMSON BLUSH bested MIAMI MIA, is nothing sacred?  I 
don't know about you, but RAISON D'ETRE challenging down 19 points to FLOWER 
CHILDREN's GOOBATRON, is not really worthy of BATHTUB ARMADA.  Well, will you look at 
this, RAISON D'ETRE was beat by GOOBATRON, and BATHTUB ARMADA will have to explain 
why they made such a challenge in the first place.  In a brave attempt, ZOOM ZOOM 
from ERRATA challenged up 21 points to fight TALLAHASSE TINA from the BEACH BABES 
stable.  ZOOM ZOOM perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was overcame by 
TALLAHASSE TINA and ended up with 42 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  THRILLZ & KILLZ has lost COSMIC CHARLIE to the arena in the sky, but they 
don't seem to be worried.  What do you expect from 13-15-0?  Is it really true that 
BONSUR has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in BONSUR and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in BONSUR again, farewell-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TENACIOUS 5337               34  16  0   152       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIMSON BLUSH 5351           11   3  0   120       VENGEANCE SEEKERS (516)
 ARROWROOT 5270               15   8  1   116       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 SESAME 5269                  15   8  0   110       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-BULLSHOT 5238                17   6  3   104       WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
 JERICO 4862                  14  31  0   100       MORGAN'S BOYS (308)
 CASTOR 4989                  12  13  3   100       ASTRONOMICAL (484)
-GARAI 4608                   19  11  0    98       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 GOOBATRON 5026               17  15  1    98       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 SATOSHI KUNO 5229            12   7  0    95       NINJAS (35)
 MIAMI MIA 4818               19  34  3    94       BEACH BABES (309)
 ANGRY CANDY 5047             20  12  1    93       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 JAKUCHU ITO 5102             14  10  0    93       NINJAS (35)
 ALEAN TENSLAYER 4282         21  26  0    91       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 RASTRODOMUS 5365             10   7  1    91       SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (466)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED NO. 40 5305              13   7  0    89       WASTELAND II (267)
 BUBBA 4833                   18  34  0    88       MORGAN'S BOYS (308)
 ALOHA ALICE 4867             21  24  0    87       BEACH BABES (309)
-POPCORN MACHINE 5091         14   9  0    86       WASTELAND II (267)
-<BOTTLE DRINKER> 5299        13   8  1    86       DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (499)
-FOUNTAINHEAD 5278            11   9  1    85       WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
 ADAM 4830                    14  38  2    82       MORGAN'S BOYS (308)
 HOOSIER DADDY 5380            9   7  0    82       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
-PESCHISOLIDO 3999            11  11  0    81       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
 RAISON D'ETRE 5311           11  10  3    77       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
-FATIMA YECHBURGH 5171        13  11  0    74       WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
-BREW HA HA 5361              12   6  2    74       WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)
-FRACUS FRANCINE 5378          8   6  1    70       DOUBLE ORDEALERS (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ISHINOMORI 5390               9   5  1    66       NINJAS (35)
 TALLAHASSE TINA 4889         11  30  0    65       BEACH BABES (309)
 YAKAMO NO ONI 5432            8   3  0    62       CALL TO THUNDER (491)
 PTI 5412                      9   3  0    60       WASTELAND II (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERRI TOWEL 5306              9  12  0    50       BEACH BABES (309)
-BARTEZ 4732                   6   8  0    50       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
 NAZGUL 5301                   9  10  2    49       NINJAS (35)
 SUGARBEET 5219                9  16  0    49       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 SOLSIN 5471                   4   1  0    48       THRILLZ & KILLZ (493)
 MAGOBE IBUKA 5391             8   6  0    47       NINJAS (35)
 ARSENAL 4861                  6   4  2    47       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 TASTY HANGNAIL 5463           5   2  0    47       WASTELAND II (267)
-&#164; 5411                   4   8  0    45       DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (499)
 DEEDS 5177                    4  15  0    43       RANCID BLOKES (503)
 ZOOM ZOOM 5259                3   7  0    42       ERRATA (511)
 CHEAP 5181                    5  14  0    39       RANCID BLOKES (503)
-CRIMSON MIST 5352             3   0  0    38       VENGEANCE SEEKERS (516)
-HENRI 5062                    3   2  0    37       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEDIAN INCOME 5409            7   7  0    36       SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (466)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MATSU 5475                    3   1  0    33       CALL TO THUNDER (491)
 DELPHINUS 5367                4   2  0    28       ASTRONOMICAL (484)
-FUGUE 5450                    5   4  2    27       DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (499)
-MYSTIC SUN 5217               4   4  0    27       THRILLZ & KILLZ (493)
 GROOVE THANG 5474             3   3  0    27       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 MISS SHELLSHOCKED 5467        4   3  0    26       SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (466)
-WALLET 5260                   4   4  0    25       ERRATA (511)
-CURSA 5085                    4   2  0    25       ASTRONOMICAL (484)
 CAESAR 5470                   3   1  2    25       THE BEARS II (510)
-SOLSKJAER 5477                3   0  1    24       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHESS 5261                    3   1  0    23       ERRATA (511)
-NONAWFULRU 5468               4   2  0    22       DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (499)
 GINGER 5518                   2   0  0    21       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 ZONIA 5498                    1   2  0    21       CHAOTIC LEGION (524)
-DICIN DAN 5452                4   3  1    20       DOUBLE ORDEALERS (471)
 PERSEPHANIE 5457              2   6  0    20       THRILLZ & KILLZ (493)
 GRATE EXPECTATIONS 5483       4   1  0    19       SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (466)
-BREW 102 5492                 3   0  0    18       WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
 TONYA 5500                    2   1  0    16       CHAOTIC LEGION (524)
-UTAKU KAMOKO 5519             1   0  0    16       CALL TO THUNDER (491)
-SILENT WARNING 5446           1   0  0    16       THE BEARS II (510)
 SPLICE 5501                   1   2  0    15       CHAOTIC LEGION (524)
 TUNTUN 5507                   2   0  0    12       DOG SOLDIERS (481)
-ROGUE 5263                    2   5  0    11       ERRATA (511)
 SANDBAR SALLY 5469            2   5  0    11       BEACH BABES (309)
-DIRT 5178                     1   0  0    11       RANCID BLOKES (503)
-STRUTTING POP-N-JAY 5466      2   3  0     9       DOUBLE ORDEALERS (471)
-ISAWA 5493                    1   2  0     7       CALL TO THUNDER (491)
-MR. FREEZE 5438               1   1  0     7       THE BEARS II (510)
 NAKOR 5023                    1   2  0     5       DOG SOLDIERS (481)
-PATHFINDER 5309               1   2  0     5       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
-MIRUMOTO HITOMI 5520          1   0  0     5       CALL TO THUNDER (491)
 PONY 5506                     1   1  0     4       DOG SOLDIERS (481)
 GARLIC 5517                   0   2  0     2       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-PECKISH PETE 5494             0   2  0     2       DOUBLE ORDEALERS (471)
 TYRIAN 5521                   0   2  0     2       CHAOTIC LEGION (524)
-BOMBASTIC BOB 5505            0   1  0     1       DOUBLE ORDEALERS (471)
-MOE MENTUM 5497               0   1  0     1       THE BEARS II (510)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PEGLEG 5368            5  4 2 THE BEARS II 510      WURM KIN 685          480 NONE    
DA 5523                0  1 0 BLADES OF ICE 188     STONE GOLEM 684       480 NONE    
HIDA YAKAMO 5052      17  7 0 CALL TO THUNDER 491   NUTMEG 5167           476 REVENGED
STBD II 5508           0  2 0 DOG SOLDIERS 481      BANDIT PRINCE 683     480 NONE    
MUERTE 5490            0  1 0 DOG SOLDIERS 481      SOLSKJAER 5477        479         
KNUCKLES CLEGG 5473    1  2 0 DOUBLE ORDEALERS 471  CAESAR 5470           477         
DIVIT DAVE 5484        0  1 0 DOUBLE ORDEALERS 471  CAESAR 5470           476 NOT REVE
TIMMY 4831             6 45 0 MORGAN'S BOYS 308     BREW HA HA 5361       479         
COSMIC CHARLIE 5079   13 15 0 THRILLZ & KILLZ 493   CASTOR 4989           480         
WISKEY EYE 5458        4  3 0 THRILLZ & KILLZ 493   RAISON D'ETRE 5311    479         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ichabod -- Congrats on winning the bottles contest!  I wish I could have made it
closer in the end. -- Manager

Alfredo -- I'm flattered you care. -- Manager

The Forces who fought in the Bottles Contest:
Melissa:        17- 4- 4-17-21-10-11 ST
Akara:          11-10- 8-15-17-12-11 LU
Retarded RV:    11-12- 8-17- 9-10-17 AB
Bottle Drinker: 11-10- 9-15- 9-15-15 ST
#164:           12- 4-15-17-15-10-11 BA
Fugue:          13- 8- 6-15-21- 8-13 TP
NonAwfulRU:     11-19-12- 8-17- 5-13 TP
     I'll be in and out of this arena, I'm finishing up Zalcon and then going to the
Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse and Talcama Battle Royale next. -- Manager

Crimson Blush -- And well you SHOULD blush!  Do you realize how LUCKY you are to be
here in Bonsur?  Setting aside that Queen Gemra is an inspiration to us all (the tan
that woman has is amazing, almost as good as Debby Tonte's), if you'd been in Aruak
City or Andorak, you would have been RIPPED from toenail polish to eyeshadow for that
challenge.  Not that *I* mind, I figure it's just the way things go, yes?  And a
classic style match, as well.  Although I was hoping for a chance to wrestle my
record into the winning side.  Ah, well, more practice, that's what I need.  Parry,
parry, parry, that's what I have to work on.  (sigh)  Rather boring, all that
parrying, but NOT as boring as languishing in the Infirmary while the surf's up and
the beach is full of, ahem, men. -- Aloha Alice the philosophical

Bullshot -- Drat.  What am I doing with THAT strategy?  I should be parrying, too!
Hmm. -- Miami Mia

Sugarbeet -- (innocent look)  But I thought beets HAD to be crushed to get the sugar
out! -- Terri Towel, just being helpful

Matsu -- Heck, I thought you were some kind of steak sauce, but it turned out you
were one of those compact cars, and you RAN ME DOWN.  Ruthless, that's what you are.
Ouch. -- Sandbar Sally
P.S.  But I almost had you there at the end.  I shall practice that move--not the one
where I fell down, the one right before that.

Anger Candy -- (exasperated)  There you go again, just reaching OUT to causes of
anger.  Putting the worst interpretation on everything.  It's not good for you.
You'll have high blood pressure and other nasty stuff.  Relax. -- Tallahassee Tina

Guido -- Thanks. -- Surfer Sam
P.S.  I may not have surprised YOU, but it was sure a revelation to ME.

To all those who came for the contest -- We sincerely hope that some of you stay.
This is not a bad arena.  Small, sometimes, but that means less crowding on the
beach, after all.  Hang around and get in on the ground floor of whatever happens
next. -- Surfer Sam, Beach Babes

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

15 September 2003
An Announcement Concerning the Brotherhood of the Blade Alliance:
     I have chosen to withdraw my membership from the Brotherhood of the Blade
alliance.  The years I have spent in the alliance have been the best of my DM career.
I leave the alliance with many great friends and will always remain close to my
former brethren.
     The Brotherhood of the Blade will not skip a beat without my membership.  It
remains in very capable hands and its roster is among the strongest in the game.
With the return on some of its founding members to DM, I know the BOB will continue
to grow in strength and prestige in the years to come. -- The Sandman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PEGLEG was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STBD II was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA was savagely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
TENACIOUS luckily beat JERICO in a 2 minute bloody master's Challenge Title duel.
CRIMSON BLUSH overpowered MIAMI MIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
RAISON D'ETRE was devastated by GOOBATRON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
SESAME savagely defeated SATOSHI KUNO in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
ARROWROOT overpowered JAKUCHU ITO in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
RED NO. 40 vanquished ALOHA ALICE in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ANGRY CANDY won victory over BUBBA in a popular 1 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
PTI savagely defeated TERRI TOWEL in a 2 minute gory Challenge melee.
ZOOM ZOOM was defeated by TALLAHASSE TINA in a 2 minute Challenge match.
TASTY HANGNAIL demolished MISS SHELLSHOCKED in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
GROOVE THANG was viciously subdued by DEEDS in a exciting 4 minute Challenge battle.
PERSEPHANIE was beaten by DELPHINUS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge conflict.
CAESAR viciously subdued SANDBAR SALLY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge bout.
GARLIC was overcome by TUNTUN in a crowd pleasing 5 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
GINGER devastated PONY in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
RUGGED OUTDOORSMAN overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ALEAN TENSLAYER was defeated by RASTRODOMUS in a 2 minute master's conflict.
COSMIC CHARLIE was butchered by CASTOR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ADAM was vanquished by HOOSIER DADDY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ISHINOMORI handily defeated SUGARBEET in a 1 minute bloody uneven duel.
NAZGUL was narrowly defeated by ARSENAL in a 3 minute gory match.
CHEAP was overpowered by MAGOBE IBUKA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
YAKAMO NO ONI overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
MEDIAN INCOME was demolished by SOLSIN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
NAKOR was vanquished by TONYA in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
GRATE EXPECTATIONS viciously subdued TYRIAN in a 6 minute amateur's bout.
ZONIA overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SPLICE handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         STRIKING ATTACK   58 -  34 -  2      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         WALL OF STEEL     34 -  20 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-LUNGE       30 -  22 -  2      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-STRIKE      40 -  30 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        30 -  23 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       41 -  48 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         LUNGING ATTACK    95 - 113 -  5      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   37 -  46 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  46 -  2      32  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  28 -  1      32  |

Turn 480 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         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  9         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TENACIOUS 5337             34  16  0  152 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
AIMED BLOW       CRIMSON BLUSH 5351         11   3  0  120 VENGEANCE SEEKERS (516)
LUNGING ATTACK   ARROWROOT 5270             15   8  1  116 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
WALL OF STEEL    SESAME 5269                15   8  0  110 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
PARRY-LUNGE      GOOBATRON 5026             17  15  1   98 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
PARRY-STRIKE     RASTRODOMUS 5365           10   7  1   91 SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (466)
SLASHING ATTACK  ISHINOMORI 5390             9   5  1   66 NINJAS (35)
BASHING ATTACK   YAKAMO NO ONI 5432          8   3  0   62 CALL TO THUNDER (491)
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLSIN 5471                 4   1  0   48 THRILLZ & KILLZ (493)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TALLAHASSE TINA 4889.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GRATE EXPECTATIONS 5483.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEEDS 
5177, PERSEPHANIE 5457, GARLIC 5517, CAESAR 5470, JERICO 4862, ARROWROOT 5270, RED 
NO. 40 5305, PTI 5412, SESAME 5269, and ALEAN TENSLAYER 4282.

The least popular fighter this week was TYRIAN 5521.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NAKOR 5023, MEDIAN INCOME 5409, CHEAP 5181, SUGARBEET 5219, ADAM 4830, 
COSMIC CHARLIE 5079, SANDBAR SALLY 5469, MISS SHELLSHOCKED 5467, RAISON D'ETRE 5311, 
and MIAMI MIA 4818.

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

TENACIOUS (7-5337) BATHTUB ARMADA (515)

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

RUGGED OUTDOORSMAN (7-4839) SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (466)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHILI CON CARNAGE 2989 (133-112-2)     6  3  0         SATAN'S DELI         
MOTHER BEAR 3172 (130-96-3)            5  3  0         THE BEARS            
SHEWISH PICKLE 2434 (171-106-2)        5  3  0         SATAN'S DELI         
SIR BACKBREAKER 1870 (159-94-4)        4  3  0         GOLDEN DAWN          
PICASSO 1534 (86-85-3)                 4  4  0         UNDEAD ARTISTS       
ZERO 3156 (74-73-2)                    3  3  0         WASTELAND II         
22 JACKS 4153 (61-30-0)                2  3  0         ROGUES GALLERY       
CARTMAN 4034 (83-69-3)                 2  3  0         WASTELAND II         
ALCATRAZ 3447 (123-103-0)              2  4  0         WASTELAND II         
MR. CILANTRO 4118 (78-61-1)            2  4  0         WASTELAND II         
SIKAMIKANICO 2681 (55-43-2)            0  5  0         DANGEROUS PUPPETS    

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WANNA BE MUFFIN 2663 (175-105-2)       8  3  0         WASTELAND II         
RASPBERRY 2219 (139-92-0)              6  3  0         KILLER JELLO         
EDGE 3539 (143-69-0)                   4  3  0         WASTELAND II         
BRAIN 2962 (112-91-2)                  2  3  0         INSP GADGETS MINIONS 
JOHN BRAIN 3850 (104-71-2)             0  5  0         WASTELAND II         

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RAZOX 2400 (71-52-1)                   5  3  0         BLADES OF ICE        
SPIRITBANE 1601 (68-49-1)              5  3  0         BLADES OF FIRE       
BELIAL 3838 (87-66-2)                  3  3  0         WICKED MARTYRS       
DARK GUMBY 4694 (37-24-0)              2  3  0         WASTELAND II         
RAMZA 4340 (51-31-2)                   2  3  0         BLADES OF ICE        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE RASH 4373 (39-49-1)                5  3  0         SUPER ZEROES         
BOOZEHOUND 871 (31-21-0)               4  3  0         LIQUOR CABINET II    
THUNDERBERG 4364 (30-13-1)             4  3  0         SUPER ZEROES         
TOWER 4461 (36-16-1)                   2  3  0         BLADES OF ICE        
SPLEEN 1730 (33-11-0)                  1  3  0         BLADES OF ICE        
ELVIS 612 (33-19-0)                    0  3  0         THE ROCKERS          
GOTTM BEERBALLS 864 (35-23-6)          0  3  0         LIQUOR CABINET II    

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NEWKIRK 5156 (18-7-1)                  4  3  0         THE ROCKERS          
WILL DUEL FOR FOOD 4827 (16-8-0)       2  3  0         SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT   
ISAWA TADAKA 5093 (17-4-0)             1  3  0         CALL TO THUNDER      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MICRO MIRACLE 5236 (11-8-0)            8  3  0         WASTELAND II         
HIDA YAKAMO 5052 (17-6-0)              9  4  0         CALL TO THUNDER      
CRIMSON BLUSH 5351 (7-2-0)             6  3  0         VENGEANCE SEEKERS    
MALT LICKER 4919 (16-10-1)             6  3  0         WISH YOU WERE BEER   
GARAI 4608 (19-11-0)                   5  3  0         BLADES OF ICE        
POPCORN MACHINE 5091 (14-9-0)          3  3  0         WASTELAND II         
TOTURI 5051 (15-9-0)                   2  3  0         CALL TO THUNDER      
TROLL 4624 (22-18-2)                   2  3  0         BIG BAD              
<BOTTLE DRINKER> 5299 (11-6-1)         1  3  0         DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES 
BAYUSHI KACHIKO 5235 (14-4-0)          1  3  0         CALL TO THUNDER      
MELANCHOLY 5319 (13-7-0)               1  3  0         BATHTUB ARMADA       
ROCKWELL 5003 (13-7-0)                 1  3  0         UNDEAD ARTISTS       
RUGGED OUTDOORSMAN 4839 (17-10-0)      1  3  0         SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT   

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NUTMEG 5167 (14-8-0)                   9  3  1         SUGAR AND SPICE      
BULLSHOT 5238 (14-5-3)                 7  3  0         WISH YOU WERE BEER   
ARROWROOT 5270 (12-6-1)                5  4  0         SUGAR AND SPICE      
FATIMA YECHBURGH 5171 (10-10-0)        3  3  0         WISH YOU WERE BEER   
FOUNTAINHEAD 5278 (8-8-1)              3  3  0         WISH YOU WERE BEER   
LORE 5196 (5-7-0)                      3  3  0         ETERNAL REST         
RED NO. 40 5305 (10-5-0)               3  3  0         WASTELAND II         
SESAME 5269 (11-7-0)                   2  3  0         SUGAR AND SPICE      
BLANKMAN 4820 (5-1-0)                  1  3  0         SUPER ZEROES         
ESCHER 5201 (11-7-1)                   1  3  0         UNDEAD ARTISTS       
GAZREK 5097 (7-5-1)                    1  3  0         DEMONS OF DARKNESS 7 
RASTRODOMUS 5365 (6-6-1)               0  3  0         SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT   

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TYZOR 5195 (7-5-0)                     3  3  0         DEMONS OF DARKNESS 7 
XCITR 5129 (6-6-1)                     3  3  0         DEMONS OF DARKNESS 7 
&#164; 5411 (2-6-0)                    1  3  0         DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES 
PEGLEG 5368 (4-1-2)                    1  3  0         THE BEARS II         
MEDIAN INCOME 5409 (5-4-0)             0  3  0         SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT   

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PTI 5412 (5-2-0)                       6  3  0         WASTELAND II         
ARAB FASHIONS 5424 (5-1-0)             5  3  1  DEAD   HATE                 
YAKAMO NO ONI 5432 (3-3-0)             4  3  1         CALL TO THUNDER      
DANCING COWBOYS 5425 (1-5-0)           2  3  0         HATE                 
CRACK HEAD 5389 (2-1-0)                1  3  0         THE BEARS II         
FUGUE 5450 (3-2-1)                     0  3  0         DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES 
HENRI 5062 (2-2-0)                     0  3  0         IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS 

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NONAWFULRU 5468 (2-0-0)                5  3  0         DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES 
WISKEY EYE 5458 (2-1-0)                2  3  0         THRILLZ & KILLZ      
PERSEPHANIE 5457 (2-1-0)               2  4  0         THRILLZ & KILLZ      
MISS SHELLSHOCKED 5467 (1-1-0)         1  3  0         SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT   

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FABIO 5455 (0-0-0)                     6  3  0         HATE                 
KEARSARGE 5444 (0-0-0)                 4  3  0         BATHTUB ARMADA       
RAT 4978 (0-0-0)                       4  3  3         BIG BAD              
SILENT WARNING 5446 (0-0-0)            2  3  0         THE BEARS II         
MATSU 5475 (0-0-0)                     0  3  0         CALL TO THUNDER