DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/23/2003    Duedate: 01/05/2004

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-487

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAISON D'ETRE
BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
(7-5311) [15-13-3,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAISON D'ETRE                  POSITION IS EMPTY
BATHTUB ARMADA (515)           
(7-5311) [15-13-3,115]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TALLAHASSE TINA                DEEDS
BEACH BABES (309)              RANCID BLOKES (503)
(7-4889) [12-36-0,85]          (7-5177) [6-20-1,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NINJAS (35)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEACH BABES (309)           35
2. SUGAR AND SPICE (501)       28      7TH HEAVEN II (470)
3. BATHTUB ARMADA (515)        22      Unchartered Team
4. RANCID BLOKES (503)         18
5. 7TH HEAVEN II (470)         11      WORTHLESS CRETINS (405)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (472)    8   3  0 72.7   1/ 3 NINJAS (35)               8  3 1
 2/ 1 7TH HEAVEN II (470)       13   5  0 72.2   2/ 1 WASTELAND II (267)        8  4 1
 3- 3 DEAD SUPERIOR FORC (499)  70  44  4 61.4   3/ 2 BEACH BABES (309)         8  7 1
 4- 4 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)     214 142 11 60.1   4/ 5 ERRATA (511)              6  3 0
 5/ 5 WASTELAND II (267)       700 557 28 55.7   5/ 4 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)     6  8 0
 6/ 6 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)     203 169 16 54.6   6/ 7 7TH HEAVEN II (470)       4  3 0
 7- 7 BLADES OF ICE (188)      413 355 25 53.8   7/ 9 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)      4  5 0
 8- 8*WHATS FOR DINNER (518)     1   1  0 50.0   8- 6 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)      3  2 0
 9/ 9 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)     84  85  5 49.7   9- 8 BLADES OF ICE (188)       3  3 0
10-10 FAERUN'S FINEST (482)     20  22  4 47.6  10-10 FAERUN'S FINEST (482)     3  7 0
11-12 ASTRONOMICAL (484)        53  62  7 46.1  11/17 RANCID BLOKES (503)       2  4 1
12/13 NINJAS (35)              150 185  8 44.8  12/12 MORGAN'S BOYS (308)       2  7 0
13/11 ERRATA (511)              20  25  0 44.4  13-11 FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (472)   1  0 0
14/14 BEACH BABES (309)        456 673 16 40.4  14/14 THE BEARS II (510)        1  3 0
15/15 THE BEARS II (510)        21  34  4 38.2  15-15 ASTRONOMICAL (484)        0  2 0
16/17 MORGAN'S BOYS (308)      165 320  6 34.0  16-18 DEAD SUPERIOR FORC (499)  0  1 0
17/18 RANCID BLOKES (503)       14  45  1 23.7  17-13*WHATS FOR DINNER (518)    0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Dark Federation #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Jhans:

     "That is a fight you cannot win, Princess Morra," Chancellor Ethylbyrr said.  He
leaned forward to emphasize his point, one hand on the report that had sparked the
discussion.  "It is better not to enter a battle you cannot win."
     "Darron wouldn't--"
     "Princess, your brother is no longer a boy, he is a young man now," the old man
said.  "He will not be pleased to receive...advice from his older sister, much less
commands.  Even without his new friends, he would be reluctant to--"
     "All right, you've made your point."  She looked away.  Looked out the window
across the city of Jhans, but she didn't really see it.  Didn't want to see it, if
the truth be told.  She was surprised to realize that what she really wanted to see
at this moment was her husband, Gryzash the Golden.  She had not felt strongly about
him one way or the other, theirs had been a marriage of political expediency.  But
Gryzash was--had been--a confident, decisive man.  One whose very presence would awe
these quarreling nobles of Jhans into obedience.  Unfortunately, Gryzash was dead.
Her thoughts shifted briefly to their son, Gorris.  She might have stayed in Jhans to
fight the treacherous 'advisors' of her brother, except...it was her first duty to
protect her son and defend HIS heritage.  Let Prince Darron worry about Jhans now.
It was time for her to leave him to it, for good or ill.
     "I must take Gorris to Sibikhas," she said finally.  "That is where my duty lies
now.  That city is his to rule, by rights, but it is easier to hold onto power than
to win it back after it's been lost.  Will you stay here and advise Darron?"
     Ethylbyrr laughed sadly and shook his head.  "The boy--the young man--wouldn't
have me," he said.  "His new friends won't want to share the influence, and...I am a
reminder of his youth.  Which he would prefer to forget as he strives to become a man
in his own eyes."
     "If you remain in Jhans without a royal post, your life won't be worth--"
     "It will be worth nothing at all," the old man said.  "I will be dead by the
time you clear the city's gates."
     She nodded.  There was no mercy in the Delarquan Federation for someone who fell
from power.  "Come with me to Sibikhas, then.  It would be a shame to waste your wit
and experience, old friend."
     The old man half rose from his seat across the table and bowed.  "I would be
honored to serve you in Sibikhas or elsewhere, Princess."  Seating himself again, he
said, "But you cannot simply decide to leave Jhans and then go.  You will need, at
the very least, bodyguards.  The Jhans Royal Guard you cannot take with you--they
belong here and will provide some protection from Darron, if he does not run
completely mad and dismiss them.  So you will need--"
     "Gladiators," she said firmly.  "Two or three, at least, as many as half a dozen
perhaps.  They are--"
     "They are crude men, for the most part," Ethylbyrr protested.
     "So?  They are less likely than any others to have political axes of their own
to grind.  I will have gladiators for bodyguards."  She grimaced.  "I will need
them."

This is a call for volunteers.  A personal, or an email to Livia@reality.com will do
it.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 484): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 370): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 489): MARY RETZLAFF of AMERICAN APPRAISAL (?, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 485): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 484): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 488): IVANMOE of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 486): POPCORN MACHINE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 480): KEPLER of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 472): PROVIDENCE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 471): TSUNAMI of STORM WARNING (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 445): KATHLEEN of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 436): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 189): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 422): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 371): DROGOI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 320): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 141): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 364): DOONE of FLAGG 16 from RODEKI (Flagg, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 484): BLOOD AND IRON (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 370): KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 489): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 485): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 484): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 488): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 486): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 480): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 472): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 471): BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 445): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 436): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 189): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 422): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 371): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 320): none
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 141): EPOCHOLYPSE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 364): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 370): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 489): GO FISH of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
              (turn 488): THE MAN of FAMOUS HITTERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 488): IVANMOE of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
                (turn 487): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 486): POPCORN MACHINE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                           SATOSHI KUNO of NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
               (turn 485): ISHINOMORI of NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 472): PROVIDENCE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
                (turn 471): PEOPLE'S ELBOW of UNTOUCHABLES (Angus, mgr.)
                            ACK VERT of PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 435): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
                          GHASTLY MIGRAINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     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.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as WASTELAND II is pushed out of top team by NINJAS, who came from 3rd 
with a 1-1-1 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are 
sorrows to drown for WHATS FOR DINNER, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 
17th.  RANCID BLOKES stable has parlayed this turn's 2-0-1 into a 6 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 11th place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, PTI 
fought BUBBA and gained 16 points and contributed to WASTELAND II's 2-2-0.  GINGER 
has lost to TALLAHASSE TINA, falling 11 points, while helping make SUGAR AND SPICE a 
3-2-0 turn.  This week's Duelmaster bout was between RAISON D'ETRE and our Duelmaster 
POPCORN MACHINE, making a challenge.  We should ask RAISON D'ETRE about the thrill of 
victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to 
ask.  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?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the NINJAS stable was the most avoided 
team this turn.  Come on BONSUR, what are you afraid of?  And guess who avoided 
NINJAS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was WASTELAND II.  Anyone surprised?  
Well, sports fans, take notice that ROGUE from ERRATA was BONSUR's most challenged 
warrior this turn.  In a fit of brilliance or of stupidity (hard to say sometimes), 
TASTY HANGNAIL challenged ALOHA ALICE today, facing a 30 difference in recognition.  
But when the dust settled, TASTY HANGNAIL had lost to ALOHA ALICE, and WASTELAND II 
left TASTY HANGNAIL doing chores when they went to the tavern.  Better luck next 
time.  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  MAGOBE IBUKA, does your manager know you're challenging down 
22 points to fight SWEET TOMMY from BEACH BABES?  It pains me to see warriors take 
advantage of the system like this.  MAGOBE IBUKA killed SWEET TOMMY, as if it 
surprises anyone.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Whatever bright future SWEET TOMMY 
may have had, it's all history now.  The manager of BEACH BABES has lost a promising 
3-0-0 warrior.  The manager of ERRATA will not be pleased to learn that CHESS, a 
6-1-0 fighter, has been killed at the hands of BEACH BABES' TERRI TOWEL.  We'd like 
to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you 
are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, BONSUR, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAISON D'ETRE 5311           15  13  3   115       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED NO. 40 5305              17  10  0   114       WASTELAND II (267)
-DIGGER WASP 4899              8   3  0   109       FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (472)
 ALOHA ALICE 4867             26  26  0   106       BEACH BABES (309)
-ANGRY CANDY 5047             23  12  1   106       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
-JAKUCHU ITO 5102             17  11  0   102       NINJAS (35)
 PTI 5412                     14   5  0   101       WASTELAND II (267)
 ADAM 4830                    17  42  2   100       MORGAN'S BOYS (308)
-HOOSIER DADDY 5380           11   8  0    99       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
-GARAI 4608                   19  11  0    98       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 BUBBA 4833                   19  40  0    97       MORGAN'S BOYS (308)
 SUGARBEET 5219               15  17  0    91       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOOBATRON 5026               17  18  1    90       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
-<BOTTLE DRINKER> 5299        13   8  1    86       DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (499)
 TALLAHASSE TINA 4889         12  36  0    85       BEACH BABES (309)
 JERICO 4862                  15  37  0    82       MORGAN'S BOYS (308)
 ZOOM ZOOM 5259                6   9  0    76       ERRATA (511)
 TERRI TOWEL 5306             14  14  1    75       BEACH BABES (309)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGOBE IBUKA 5391            12   8  1    73       NINJAS (35)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)
-ARSENAL 4861                  9   6  2    68       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 TASTY HANGNAIL 5463           8   6  0    68       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GINGER 5518                   8   1  0    59       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-7-11 4880                     6   0  0    55       7TH HEAVEN II (470)
 DEEDS 5177                    6  20  1    54       RANCID BLOKES (503)
 CHEAP 5181                    6  20  0    54       RANCID BLOKES (503)
-GROOVE THANG 5474             5   4  0    50       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 CAESAR 5470                   5   3  2    37       THE BEARS II (510)
-LIRIEL 4982                   8   4  1    35       FAERUN'S FINEST (482)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DELPHINUS 5367                5   2  0    30       ASTRONOMICAL (484)
 77 SUNSET STRIP 4882          5   1  0    28       7TH HEAVEN II (470)
-FUGUE 5450                    5   4  2    27       DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (499)
-7TH HEAVEN 4959               2   0  0    27       7TH HEAVEN II (470)
 ROGUE 5263                    4   7  0    26       ERRATA (511)
-WALLET 5260                   4   4  0    25       ERRATA (511)
-CURSA 5085                    4   2  0    25       ASTRONOMICAL (484)
 SANDBAR SALLY 5469            5   9  0    24       BEACH BABES (309)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BENDER 5516                   3   0  1    23       BLADES OF ICE (188)
-NONAWFULRU 5468               4   2  0    22       DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (499)
 WARSPITE 5558                 3   1  0    20       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
-JANDER 4981                   5   2  2    19       FAERUN'S FINEST (482)
-SILENT WARNING 5446           1   2  0    19       THE BEARS II (510)
-ORLANDO 4983                  3   6  0    18       FAERUN'S FINEST (482)
-NUMBER 3 5552                 2   2  0    15       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 DILL WEED 5241                1   1  0    14       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 THYME 5563                    2   2  1    11       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-DIRT 5178                     1   0  0    11       RANCID BLOKES (503)
-DEAD POET 5562                1   0  0    11       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
-SQUID PIZZA 5395              1   1  0     8       WHATS FOR DINNER (518)
-ELLIFAIN 5574                 1   0  0     8       FAERUN'S FINEST (482)
-7 DEADLY SINS 4883            0   3  0     7       7TH HEAVEN II (470)
-CHURCH TONGUE 5578            1   0  0     3       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 HUGGER 5573                   0   1  0     1       THE BEARS II (510)
 HOT STUFF 5568                0   1  0     1       THE BEARS II (510)
-ELTHRYN AUMAR 5575            0   1  0     1       FAERUN'S FINEST (482)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE USEROUS MERCH 668  0  1 0   1                   DEEDS 5177            487 NONE    
7-UP 4879              0  1 0 7TH HEAVEN II 470     DARK CHAMPION 682     487 NONE    
1510109171211 5596     0  1 0 BATHTUB ARMADA 515    BANDIT PRINCE 683     487 NONE    
SWEET TOMMY 5569       3  1 0 BEACH BABES 309       MAGOBE IBUKA 5391     487         
ALEAN TENSLAYER 4282  22 29 0 BLADES OF ICE 188     POPCORN MACHINE 5091  485 NONE    
CHESS 5261             6  2 0 ERRATA 511            TERRI TOWEL 5306      487         
108142171311 5576      0  2 0 SUGAR AND SPICE 501   SPYMASTER 680         487 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ishinomori -- (sigh)  I really didn't need a match like that.  I could have done
without it EASILY. -- Aloha Alice
P.S.  Especially the "bury in the sand" part.  Why does the arenamaster always wait

till you're half done before he stops you?
P.P.S.  The general "you," not necessarily or only you personally.
P.P.P.S.  Oh, you've graduated!  Well, congratulations.

Jander -- Odd name.  You must not be from around here.  Welcome to Bonsur and stuff
like that. -- Sweet Tommy
P.S.  Surfer Sam would welcome you, too, except someone sent him off to Riztab.  I
don't know why.  Nobody tells ME anything.

Sugarbeet -- (shudder)  Insulin, quick! -- Tallahasse Tina
P.S.  No, seriously, the names some managers wish on poor defenseless (in a manner of
speaking) golems are awful, aren't they?  You should protest.

Caesar -- But I'm not, you know, a Gaul or even a gall.  Or even, like, a goal.
(shrug)  It's your fate not to beat me, is what I think. -- Terri Towel
P.S.  But come down to the beach and, you know, get a tan.  You can share my towel.

The Andorian Noble is worthless and weak, and he doesn't belong here.  So why IS he
here? -- Sandbar Sally and Inquiring Minds want to know

     The Andorians didn't want him either. -- Ed.

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

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

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

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

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

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

108142171311 was viciously butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
1510109171211 was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
7-UP was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
POPCORN MACHINE was bested by RAISON D'ETRE in a 2 minute Challenge Title contest.
TASTY HANGNAIL was overpowered by ALOHA ALICE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
PTI devastated BUBBA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GINGER was devastated by TALLAHASSE TINA in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SUGARBEET handily defeated JERICO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MAGOBE IBUKA slaughtered SWEET TOMMY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
CHESS was dispatched by TERRI TOWEL in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
CAESAR viciously subdued ROGUE in a popular 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
SATOSHI KUNO was viciously subdued by RED NO. 40 in a 6 minute veteran's bout.
ADAM devastated ZOOM ZOOM in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
DEEDS savagely slew THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 5 minute mismatched match.
CHEAP handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DILL WEED overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
SANDBAR SALLY was overcome by 77 SUNSET STRIP in a 5 minute bout.
WARSPITE devastated HOT STUFF in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
THYME defeated HUGGER in a 2 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     36 -  16 -  2      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW        16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  20 -  3      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  24 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  19 -  2      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  29 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    68 -  81 -  4      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  29 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  17 -  0      32  |

Turn 487 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RAISON D'ETRE 5311         15  13  3  115 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
TOTAL PARRY      RED NO. 40 5305            17  10  0  114 WASTELAND II (267)
AIMED BLOW       TASTY HANGNAIL 5463         8   6  0   68 WASTELAND II (267)
SLASHING ATTACK  GINGER 5518                 8   1  0   59 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
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 DEEDS 5177.  The ten other most popular fighters were CAESAR 5470, RED NO. 
40 5305, ROGUE 5263, RAISON D'ETRE 5311, TALLAHASSE TINA 4889, TERRI TOWEL 5306, 
THYME 5563, HUGGER 5573, 108142171311 5576, and ALOHA ALICE 4867.

The least popular fighter this week was SANDBAR SALLY 5469.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HOT STUFF 5568, ZOOM ZOOM 5259, SWEET TOMMY 5569, JERICO 4862, 
BUBBA 4833, 7-UP 4879, 1510109171211 5596, 77 SUNSET STRIP 4882, CHESS 5261, and 
MAGOBE IBUKA 5391.

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

ALOHA ALICE (7-4867) BEACH BABES (309)
BUBBA (7-4833) MORGAN'S BOYS (308)

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

POPCORN MACHINE (7-5091) WASTELAND II (267)
SATOSHI KUNO (7-5229) NINJAS (35)