DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/10/2004    Duedate: 02/23/2004

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-485

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ALEX GRIFFIN
DREAM PARK (447)
(9-4856) [11-9-1,79]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ALEX GRIFFIN                   I RULE!!!
DREAM PARK (447)               WRATH OF ONE (460)
(9-4856) [11-9-1,79]           (9-5016) [2-0-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ALEX GRIFFIN                   SCOURGE
DREAM PARK (447)               BLITZKRIEG (462)
(9-4856) [11-9-1,79]           (9-5045) [0-1-0,1]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLITZKRIEG (462)            37
2. LETTER BOMBS (436)          35      CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
3. CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)       17      Unchartered Team
4. DREAM PARK (447)            13
5. BLUE MOON (381)              9      WRATH OF ONE (460)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*GARDEN OF EVIL (458)       4   0  0  100   1/ 1 CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)     7  2 1
 2/ 2*WRATH OF ONE (460)         2   0  0  100   2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 0
 3- 3*INTERHOOPS (461)           2   1  1 66.7   3/ 0 LETTER BOMBS (436)        3  2 0
 4/ 4 CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)     31  21  2 59.6   4/ 4 DREAM PARK (447)          3  3 1
 5- 5 DSM4 (239)               352 276 25 56.1   5- 3 DSM4 (239)                2  0 0
 6/ 6 DREAM PARK (447)          41  36  1 53.2   6/ 6*WRATH OF ONE (460)        2  0 0
 7/ 0 LETTER BOMBS (436)        65  68  2 48.9   7/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (462)          2  3 0
 8/ 7 BLUE MOON (381)          293 420  9 41.1   8- 5*GARDEN OF EVIL (458)      1  0 0
 9/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (462)           2   3  0 40.0   9- 7*INTERHOOPS (461)          0  1 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[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #76 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Various places in Zukal:

     "There are warriors coming.  Several of them from Free Blades, in fact," Kitala
the Bold, Lady Protector of Crysalis, reported.  She picked with most comfortable
chair in the Blue Moon guildhouse's common room with an unerring instinct and settled
into it.  "Maybe one or two from Crysalis, as well.  Me, anyway.  I'm getting bored
on the Isle."
     "When?" Jorja asked.  She didn't much like Kitala--they'd trained on the same
team in Lin Tirian years ago--but she could work with the woman.  Kitala had a
deserved reputation for getting things done.  Things no one else wanted to do, and by
Mantor's Shining Sword, dealing with Sekahos was not something Jorja wanted to do.
She hated politics.  "The sooner we get started, the sooner we'll be done with it."
     "Couple of weeks, probably," Kitala said after a moment's thought.  "These
things don't happen all at once.  People have to cancel their dental appointments,
sublet their apartments, find someone to walk their dogs, stuff like that.  Some of
'em even consult their managers!"  The Lubanese woman shook her head as at an
inexplicable marvel.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Ghenis crouched on a roof and looked down at soldiers marching through an alley.
They were some of Sekahos's men, heading for a brothel, not that it mattered.  Any
soldiers would do for this test.  When they were all in the alley and in his sight,
Ghenis clutched his talisman and muttered, "Stop these men, make them helpless to
prevent anything I would inflict on them in Your Name."  Then he held his breath,
waiting to see if the Dark God of the cult would answer his request.  If the Demongod
answered, then he would know that the cult was real, whatever fripperies Pelishtekan
dressed it in.  And if there was no answer....  The gladiator bared his teeth in a
silent snarl.  There was, somewhere, just such a Demongod.  He knew it.  And he would
find that Demongod and unleash it on the Ferencian and the others who would propose a
false cult, just for the money and power it gave them.  Let all false prophets
beware!
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     In the principal hall of Zukal's grandest palace, the man who was now calling
himself Prince Sekahos scowled at his advisors.  "It's outrageous!  Intolerable!
It--"
     "It has happened, even so, Prince," Amar Yayoi said.  He was the Prince's
battlemage and chief adviser.  "Some fool among the benighted heathen of this land
has let loose a tribe of Old Ones, dregur as they are called here, against us.  We
must re-bind--"
     "Why can't we get them on our side?" the Prince demanded.  "If these local
yokels bound them before, then the dregur must hate them even more than they hate us.
Why not form an alliance?"
     "A novel idea," the mage said slowly, "but I would recommend against it.  The
Old Ones are not noted for their willingness to accommodate to we who are the Younger
Peoples."  He watched closely as Sekahos considered this and felt a sinking in the
pit of his stomach.  His Prince was going to demand that the attempt be made.  It
could lead to the deepest disaster, and even if an alliance successfully forged, it
could not be depended upon.  The Old Ones were masters of that special treachery
which was produced by following agreements to the exact letter.
     Whatever Sekahos might have said next was swept aside by the entry of Vilardet,
the Prince's master of spies and assassins.  The dark-faced intriguer (he was half
Ferencian and half Kannar) sketched the formal sequences of bows and salutes and
plunged quickly into his report.  "The assassin sent against Kinnishan of Chimlevtal
failed, Prince.  Bad enough in itself, of course, but worse that it has alerted the
cursed Chimlevtans against further attempts."  What Vilardet did not say, but Yayoi
knew quite well, was that the spymaster had argued against that precipitate action.
But he was wise enough not to say "I told you so," not to THIS prince.
     "Kinnishan must die!" Sekahos shouted.  "He's a reactionary!  A cursed populist!
He is blocking my path of expansion, refusing to pay tribute, providing a base for my
enemies--"
     "All this is true," Yayoi said calmly, "but there are other ways to slay a tiger
than by charging it with a spear."
     "Let us set a trap for your enemy, Prince," Vilardet agreed.  "Let us lead him
to destroy himself, and not only himself but those who would ally with him against
you."
     "This would be a great coup," the mage urged, taking up the argument in his
turn.  "Not only would your immediate enemies be removed, but their purpose in
opposing you would be so discredited that others will hesitate to rise against in the
future."
     "And in the doing of it," Vilardet went on, "another danger might also be
reduced...if Kinnishan is brought to attack the Light of Barikala, for instance?"
     Even Sekahos hesitated over that suggestion.  Inzolas had dispatched men to take
Barikala early in the invasion.  They had succeeded, but soon afterward had ceased to
communicate.  Spies sent to that great island in the years since had never returned.
Ships passing too close to it had vanished without a trace.  No one knew what,
precisely, was happening there.  The only thing to be seen which might have a bearing
on the disappearances was a pillar of light, vast, brilliant, and unaccountable, that
rose from the center of the island.  What that pillar meant, was, or did was unknown.
"Would he be such a fool?" the Prince asked finally.
     The spymaster shrugged.  "It doesn't matter.  A situation can be contrived where
he has no CHOICE but to approach the Light.  That, or lose his throne and his allies,
which would serve our purposes well enough."
     There were several minutes of silence while all considered the possibilities.
"Do it," Sekahos said finally.

In and around Kurukar:

     He who was now known as the Black Kaliv stood behind the altar, waiting.  No
moon shone on Kurukar, nor had it since the Kaliv had come into his full power.  But
there was something in the sky which gave a blood-colored light.  The Kaliv said,
"Come."
     A woman walked toward him through the icy night.  She had been a gladiator once,
before the closing of Kurukar's arena.  She was not afraid of pain and death.  But
she was afraid now.  Terrified, not for her life but for her soul.  She would have
run screaming into the dark forest had the spell not bound her limbs to the Kaliv's
will.  She would not have survived such a flight, for the men--the CREATURES--who
served the Black Kaliv were behind her.  But it would have been a cleaner death.
     She reached the altar and stopped, staring across it and awaiting the next
command.
     "Disrobe."
     Fingers half numb with cold fumbled at the fibula holding the white cloth around
her.  Like a winding sheet, it was.  She willed her fingers to seize the clasp, to
drive the long fang of metal into her own flesh and end it all now.  Her fingers
dropped the fibula onto the cloth at her feet.
     She could sense the creatures close behind her.  They were foul things, even the
one who was human.  But she wished one of them--any one of them--would reach out and
take her life.  Now.  Before it was too late.
     "Lie on the altar," the Kaliv said.
     She did so.
     The four creatures came forward, and each of them seized one of her limbs,
holding her in place though she wasn't struggling.  The Kaliv raised a dagger over
her; it burned red in the light of the not-moon in the sky.  With a single word, he
released the spell that bound her limbs to his will.
     She screamed and fought.
     Until the dagger came down.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Kholzern, Commander of the East for the Black Kaliv, stepped aboard his
flagship.  He wore a form that was nearly human, but his sailors were not deceived.
They had seen Kholzern in the heat of battle, when he wasted no energy on such
disguises.  But he always won those battles, so they accepted his alien origin, even
when it made their blood run cold.  Not that they had a choice.  Those who had
protested serving under Commander Kholzern had...vanished.
     "North," Kholzern said, "then east through the canal to Aljafir Bay.  Aljafir
and Stormcrowe must be subdued so that we may secure out outlet into the Storm Sea."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Tashart, Commander of the West, was not at all human and made no effort to
disguise that fact.  He gestured with a tentacle to the helmsman of his flagship.
"South," his piping voice ordered.  "All shipping which does not bear the standard of
Jhuizkhal is to be destroyed.  Three ships to blockade the mouth of North Fork's
river, the rest to invest Veastian.  Not a ship shall move along this coast without
my leave."

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 484): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 482): TILLOUISA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 478): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 478): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 475): TRAGIC TUESDAY of QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 237): IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 467): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 235): SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): JOHNNY B GOODE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 462): GRUDGEBRINGER of WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 455): IRON-HIDE of FERROUS MEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 212): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 343): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 142): PRIZMATYK WAHL of MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 368): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 484): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 482): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 478): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 478): DARK WARRIORS (Arcane's Den, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 475): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 237): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 467): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 235): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 462): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 455): STRONGHOLD (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 212): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): MY DAY (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 343): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 142): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 368): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 483): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 481): OCTAPUSSY of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 478): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
                            NEIGH! of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 477): ROWARDENN of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 466): MONTY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): JOHNNY B GOODE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 462): SQUEEZE CHEESE of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer
                                   Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                       (turn 461): OLD MAJOR of PIG BATTALION (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ZUKAL to see 
what's new.  MVP award for TITAN?  BLITZKRIEG's proud of him after beating EMBEZZLING 
SCRIBE and getting 20 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ 
got smashed by B. TRAYOR, and lost 9 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else! 
ALEX GRIFFIN stopped ROVING DEMON dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said 
ZUKAL's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Blue Boar Inn?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  DREAM PARK was ZUKAL's most 
avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are CLAN 
O' WHOOPAS?  DREAM PARK, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to 
accept an invitation!  Like, is BISBEE popular, or what?  He was challenged the most 
in all of ZUKAL!  He's got a 6-8-0, is that good?  See if I ever talk to TITO THE 
GUIDO again!  THE PRUSSIAN was so low when He challenged he.  Hhmph!  I was sorry to 
see such an unfair "fight" in ZUKAL.  TITO THE GUIDO got 4 points after beating THE 
PRUSSIAN, 26 points below him.  I RULE!!! must not be a good enough fighter to get in 
fair fights.  He TV challenged MORENCI.  10 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what 
they tell me.) I thought I RULE!!! showed great skill and promise when he overcame 
MORENCI.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  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 gotta leave.  ZUKAL is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALEX GRIFFIN 4856            11   9  1    79       DREAM PARK (447)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANXIETY 4961                  5   0  1    66       DSM4 (239)
-INSOMNIAC 4870                6   1  0    60       DSM4 (239)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ACACIA GARCIA 4862            8   5  0    55       DREAM PARK (447)
 GREEN MACHINE 5027            3   2  0    44       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
 B. TRAYOR 5019                3   1  0    40       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 TITO THE GUIDO 4992           8   3  1    37       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
 STONEWALL JACKSON 4991        8   3  0    37       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
-ARTICHOKE AVENGER 4994        4   0  0    34       GARDEN OF EVIL (458)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I RULE!!! 5016                2   0  0    30       WRATH OF ONE (460)
 CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ 4990       6   5  1    29       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BISBEE 5002                   6   8  0    26       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T. ZER 5011                   2   2  0    22       LETTER BOMBS (436)
-AGORAPHOBIA 5041              1   0  0    21       DSM4 (239)
 TITAN 5046                    1   0  0    20       BLITZKRIEG (462)
 BLUE RUIN 5023                4   6  0    18       BLUE MOON (381)
-CHESTER HENDERSON 4868        4   4  0    16       DREAM PARK (447)
 MORENCI 5003                  0  14  0    14       BLUE MOON (381)
 PERSHING 5044                 1   0  0    10       BLITZKRIEG (462)
-RICKY PAULDING 5032           2   1  1     8       INTERHOOPS (461)
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039             2   2  0     8       BLUE MOON (381)
-DARKSTAR 5029                 1   4  0     7       DREAM PARK (447)
 MALACHITE 5047                1   0  0     6       BLUE MOON (381)
 N. TOMBER 5037                1   0  0     5       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 SCOURGE 5045                  0   1  0     1       BLITZKRIEG (462)
 IKE 5043                      0   1  0     1       BLITZKRIEG (462)
 D. NILE 5013                  0   1  0     1       LETTER BOMBS (436)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RED CROSS 5042         0  1 0 BLITZKRIEG 462        DARK CHAMPION 627     485 NONE    
ULTRAMARINE 5036       0  1 0 BLUE MOON 381         RICKY PAULDING 5032   481 NOT REVE
SLASH LARUE 4993       6  3 0 CLAN O' WHOOPAS 457   ALEX GRIFFIN 4856     484         
B. HEMOTH 5026         0  1 0 LETTER BOMBS 436      SHEWISH GIANT 624     485 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cleopatra Schwartz -- You ruined me!  My arm, my shoulder, my kidneys...how can I
drink in this condition? -- Blue Ruin

Green Machine -- Mister Mean-Jeans, yes?  Ouch! -- Morenci

All Zukal can find to send against me is a stupid Roving Demon?  That's insulting! --
Blue Goose

Stonewall Jackson -- (sigh)  I do TRY not to keep beating my head against a stone
wall.  Or other parts of myself, either, come to that.  Except a weapon, but I didn't
seem able to manage to beat a weapon against you.  This has got to be my worst day so
far this year. -- Bisbee

I Rule -- For now, maybe. -- The Prussian

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
born.
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.
M A T R I X

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

B. HEMOTH was viciously butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
RED CROSS was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
I RULE!!! overpowered MORENCI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
TITO THE GUIDO devastated THE PRUSSIAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
STONEWALL JACKSON subdued BISBEE in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
ALEX GRIFFIN devastated ROVING DEMON in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ was bested by B. TRAYOR in a 1 minute competition.
GREEN MACHINE overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
BLUE RUIN lost to T. ZER in a 1 minute duel.
N. TOMBER defeated SCOURGE in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
D. NILE was overpowered by PERSHING in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
IKE was overcome by MALACHITE in a 2 minute novice's bout.
TITAN demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   9 -  2      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  19 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  19 -  0      37  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 485 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ALEX GRIFFIN 4856          11   9  1   79 DREAM PARK (447)
STRIKING ATTACK  GREEN MACHINE 5027          3   2  0   44 CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
LUNGING ATTACK   B. TRAYOR 5019              3   1  0   40 LETTER BOMBS (436)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ALEX GRIFFIN 4856.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was B. HEMOTH 5026.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCOURGE 5045, 
STONEWALL JACKSON 4991, ALEX GRIFFIN 4856, GREEN MACHINE 5027, MALACHITE 5047, I 
RULE!!! 5016, TITO THE GUIDO 4992, BISBEE 5002, B. TRAYOR 5019, and T. ZER 5011.

The least popular fighter this week was D. NILE 5013.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLUE RUIN 5023, THE PRUSSIAN 5039, MORENCI 5003, TITAN 5046, PERSHING 
5044, N. TOMBER 5037, CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ 4990, RED CROSS 5042, IKE 5043, and T. ZER 
5011.