DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/09/2003    Duedate: 09/22/2003

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-474

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TORLEC
WAR HAWKS (11)
(10-5018) [14-9-2,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TORLEC                         CHIEF GREASY HAIR
WAR HAWKS (11)                 CON MANCHIES (459)
(10-5018) [14-9-2,136]         (10-4686) [6-2-1,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CASIMIR                        QUIETUS
MEGAWARRIORS (47)              QUBIT (464)
(10-457) [15-17-0,73]          (10-5165) [1-1-0,10]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MENTORS (242)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEGAWARRIORS (47)           39
2. LIGHTNING DECK (488)        35      TERRAPIN STATION (189)
3. WAR HAWKS (11)              26      Unchartered Team
4. THE MOONDOGS (97)           25
5. TOWNSVILLAINS (457)         24      ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)      6   2  2 75.0   1/ 1 THE MENTORS (242)        11  4 0
 2/ 2*CON MANCHIES (459)         7   4  1 63.6   2/ 2 SIR AGLIO (296)           7  3 0
 3- 3*CAPITAL CITIES (491)       3   2  1 60.0   3/ 5 TERRAPIN STATION (189)    7  5 1
 4/ 4 TERRAPIN STATION (189)   446 330 21 57.5   4/ 4 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)       7  6 0
 5/ 5 SIR AGLIO (296)          588 442 25 57.1   5/ 3 QUBIT (464)               7  6 0
 6/ 6 THE MENTORS (242)        145 122 14 54.3   6/ 6*ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)     6  2 2
 7/ 7 QUBIT (464)              367 336 11 52.2   7/ 7 SPRINGBORN (358)          6  9 0
 8- 8*FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)    7   7  1 50.0   8/11*THE MACHINE (484)         6  9 0
 9/ 0*LIGHTNING DECK (488)       2   2  1 50.0   9/ 8 WAR HAWKS (11)            5  1 1
10/ 9 WAR HAWKS (11)           258 267 15 49.1  10/14 MEGAWARRIORS (47)         4 11 0
11/10 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)     248 304 17 44.9  11- 9*CAPITAL CITIES (491)      3  2 1
12/11 SPRINGBORN (358)         279 354 19 44.1  12/10 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)      3  9 0
13/13 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)       94 125  5 42.9  13/15 THE MOONDOGS (97)         3 12 0
14/12 MEGAWARRIORS (47)         80 108  4 42.6  14/ 0*LIGHTNING DECK (488)      2  2 1
15/16*THE MACHINE (484)          6   9  0 40.0  15-13*T. CITY (492)             2  3 1
16-14*T. CITY (492)              2   3  1 40.0  16/12*CON MANCHIES (459)        1  2 0
17/15 THE MOONDOGS (97)        173 311  9 35.7  17-16*FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)   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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 477): EARL OF HUNTINGTON of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 362): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally the Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 482): PETE HARNISCH of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 477): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): VIZZERDRIX of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 473): TORLEC of WAR HAWKS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 464): QUEUE of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 463): CARNAL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 437): BLONDIE of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 428): ZAZU of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 415): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 363): REIDI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 313): SPENCER of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 137): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 356): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 477): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 362): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 482): BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 477): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): WISH YOU WERE BEER (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 473): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 464): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 463): SAUCY MONASTERY (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 437): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 428): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 415): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 363): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 313): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 137): AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 356): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 481): FUNGARI of THE BALROGS (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 479): SUPER CHE of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
                           STATIC of PROJECT DARK FIRE (Staplegun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 481): VIZZERDRIX of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 478): <RETARDED RV> of DEAD SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
                           MELANCHOLY of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
               (turn 477): BAYUSHI KACHIKO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
                           TOTURI of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           NUTMEG of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 462): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 185): EGAN FORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): JOEY ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 159): HAMP of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 160): EURO STEAMER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 136): ANDRO MEDA of FEARSOME LEGENDS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
                               JARRAC of FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Last turn's column:

     Well, Hotta Watta, if you think YOU were surprised to become Duelmaster, imagine
how I felt achieving the same on the following turn.  Couldn't happen?  But it did!
A fortuitous matchup against a TP and voila!
     Let's see now...who to challenge and who to avoid.  Aw, shucks, I'm lazy, so
I'll just wait and see what happens.  Come and get me!

                    Quonset, spineless

This turn's column:

Wow, that's a nice little surprise after taking a couple of weeks off.  I don't
really have anything to say 'cept that I am glad that I now hold the position of
Duelmaster.  Let us all see if I can keep it.  The challenging may begin!

Your Duelmaster for now,

Torlec

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of KOLACT!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too 
little dodging gave CON MANCHIES a 0-1-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Ya gotta be 
quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  
MEGAWARRIORS is now ranked 10th with a 2-3-0 turn.  It seems so recently people were 
saying TOWNSVILLAINS was washed up, finished.  But 3-1-0 moved them up 0.  I guess 
they're washed no more...  Well, LIGHTNING DECK, 2-2-1 isn't a complete rout.  But 
the Duelmaster has nothing to fear from you guys!  What's with LENNY BAXTER?  He 
actually beat QUBIT's QUICKSAND, and walked away with 18 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at MEGAWARRIORS while they watched DIE QUICK clobber VAPID VANNA.  
She lost 13 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Another 
fighter (QUAQSIMOTO 9-2-0) challenged another Duelmaster (TORLEC 14-9-2).  Life goes 
on.  QUAQSIMOTO was reminded on the sands why TORLEC is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be 
nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses 
of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
TERRAPIN STATION.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at THE MENTORS ain't 
reelin'!  TERRAPIN STATION's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, GRANDIOSE GRETA!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to 
haunt you.  Maybe MEGAWARRIORS' CASIMIR is one of those guys who likes pain, or 
something.  That's what he'll get next week, after challenging up 31 to GRANDIOSE 
GRETA.  Who knows what was running through CASIMIR's head, but GRANDIOSE GRETA 
rearranged it for him.  How soon will CASIMIR make a challenge like that again?  I 
hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that QUONSET gets in.  
He fights people like KEPLER, 9 points below.  I thought QUONSET showed great skill 
and promise when he overcame KEPLER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  O. PROCELLARUM looked pretty sick and surprised when he 
learned THE MOONDOGS is sending him to the Dark Arena!  Whadd'he expect with a 
8-28-0?  Sending a warrior to the Dark Arena reminds the others they'd better shape 
up.  Tough beans, LUNA MOTH.  That's what a 5-14-0 gets you.  TORLEC killed 
QUAQSIMOTO, and expects revenge from QUBIT.  The dead are better off dead--they have 
no worries.  EXEDUS of WAR HAWKS didn't know when to quit.  When you've got a 5-5-0, 
that's a good sign.  Now he's dead.  SIR INGOMYELIC larned his lesson (MISSAE taught 
it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any WAR HAWKS members with 
the same gusto.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To 
die so young, so gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now. 
Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORLEC 5018                  14   9  2   136       WAR HAWKS (11)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRANDIOSE GRETA 4932         19  16  0   111       SPRINGBORN (358)
 QUIBBLE 4756                 14  33  0   107       QUBIT (464)
 QUONSET 4990                 18   7  0    99       QUBIT (464)
 HOTTA WATTA 5038             16   4  0    94       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 MISSAE 5027                  14   7  0    93       WAR HAWKS (11)
 FELICITAS 5021               15   8  4    91       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LENNY BAXTER 5064            11   5  0    87       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 KEPLER 4625                  14  39  2    83       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 MUNCHIES 5053                13   7  0    83       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 SIR PRISE 3573               11   8  1    83       SIR AGLIO (296)
 CASIMIR 457                  15  17  0    73       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 CLEO 4996                    12  16  2    70       THE MOONDOGS (97)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUICKSAND 4989               15  11  0    66       QUBIT (464)
 OJO TANGO 5046                9   7  1    66       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 BLING BLING 5084             10   4  0    64       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 SULTAN OF SWING 5076         10   6  1    62       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 PAPPY WHAPPY 5045             9   7  0    62       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR INGOMYELIC 5119           6   1  1    53       SIR AGLIO (296)
 VENUS 4103                    6   3  1    47       THE MENTORS (242)
 CHIEF GREASY HAIR 4686        6   2  1    45       CON MANCHIES (459)
 SHYLAYLA MINOR 5066           9   7  0    44       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 SIR OCCO 5079                 5   4  0    44       SIR AGLIO (296)
-WATSON 5091                   3   0  0    44       FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)
 TYCHO 4997                    6  22  0    43       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 THE HAND OF G-D 5080          6   6  0    34       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIE QUICK 854                 4   9  1    33       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 GRACIE 5125                   3   5  1    33       SPRINGBORN (358)
 NEVENGAR 491                  4   8  0    30       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 MARCUS 4149                   4   1  0    28       THE MENTORS (242)
 CRAVER 5193                   3   0  0    27       THE MENTORS (242)
 GRAVEL GUS 5181               2   2  0    27       SPRINGBORN (358)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR PENT 5089                 1   4  0    24       SIR AGLIO (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NICHLAUS 4190                 1   2  1    23       FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)
 GABRIEL 4147                  4   1  0    21       THE MENTORS (242)
 OBELISK 5138                  3   4  0    17       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
-SUAVE 5183                    2   0  2    16       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
 THE UPRIGHT MAN 5185          2   1  0    15       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
 RAVAGE 5213                   1   1  0    15       THE MACHINE (484)
 RED LIGHTNING 5151            2   1  0    14       THE MACHINE (484)
 OXX 5153                      2   1  0    13       THE MACHINE (484)
 JOLTEON 5180                  1   0  0    13       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 VAPID VANNA 5147              3   3  0    12       SPRINGBORN (358)
 JOLLY 5184                    2   1  0    12       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
-TOKYO 5205                    1   0  1    11       T. CITY (492)
-SARAJEVO 5197                 1   0  1    11       CAPITAL CITIES (491)
-SYDNEY 5206                   1   0  0    11       T. CITY (492)
-COUPLES 4193                  2   0  0    10       FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)
 QUIETUS 5165                  1   1  0    10       QUBIT (464)
-HOGAN 4191                    1   0  0     9       FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)
 PIKACHU 5176                  1   0  1     8       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 PANDANGO 3134                 1   3  0     6       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
-BEIJING 5195                  1   0  0     6       CAPITAL CITIES (491)
-WIPES WITH HAND 4685          1   2  0     5       CON MANCHIES (459)
 SIR PLUTZ 5207                1   1  0     4       SIR AGLIO (296)
 SAVAGE 5212                   1   1  0     4       THE MACHINE (484)
-OSLO 5194                     1   0  0     4       CAPITAL CITIES (491)
-JERUSALEM 5196                0   1  0     1       CAPITAL CITIES (491)
 OCTAVIAN 5210                 0   1  0     1       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 SQUEEMISH MIMI 5226           0   1  0     1       SPRINGBORN (358)
-CAIRO 5203                    0   1  0     1       T. CITY (492)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FON 5178               0  1 0 LIGHTNING DECK 488    WURM KIN 529          474 NONE    
MAN-EATER BUG 5179     0  1 0 LIGHTNING DECK 488    HIGH ELF 521          474 NONE    
MATRIX 5227            0  1 0 THE MACHINE 484       PIKACHU 5176          474         
MAXIMUS 5149           0  1 0 THE MACHINE 484       SUAVE 5183            472         
SPARE PARTS 5150       0  2 0 THE MACHINE 484       SUAVE 5183            473         
ORANGE CRUSH 5152      0  1 0 THE MACHINE 484       SARAJEVO 5197         472         
THUNDERSTAR 3133       0  4 0 MEGAWARRIORS 47       ARENAMASTER FILIA 525 474 NONE    
MASLOWSKI 5208         1  1 0 THE MENTORS 242       ARENAMASTER FILIA 525 474 NONE    
O. PROCELLARUM 4793    8 29 0 THE MOONDOGS 97       ARENAMASTER FILIA 525 474 NONE    
LUNA MOTH 5054         5 15 0 THE MOONDOGS 97       ARENAMASTER FILIA 525 474 NONE    
GLADIUS TERTIA 5209    0  1 0 PRAETORIAN GUARD 6    DARK CHAMPION 526     474 NONE    
QUAQSIMOTO 5043        9  2 0 QUBIT 464             TORLEC 5018           474         
STEW SUE 5211          0  1 0 SPRINGBORN 358        TOKYO 5205            473         
EXEDUS 5081            5  5 0 WAR HAWKS 11          SULTAN OF SWING 5076  474         
TRAX 5137              1  1 1 WAR HAWKS 11          SIR INGOMYELIC 5119   470 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

O. Pro -- That's it?!?  One?  Geesh! -- Sir Prised

Luna Moth -- Thanks, hon! -- Sir Ingomyelic, the spastic

Greta -- Not so grandiose after all, are you? -- Quibble

Gracie -- You've taken your medicine well, lassie.  Go now, and conquer the world! --
Qubit

Kepler -- That's better. -- Quaqsimoto

Floyd -- Been mighty quiet lately.  Taking lessons from Hoffa? -- Sultan

Lenny Baxter -- I guess it's true what they say:  Little men try harder. -- Cleo

Casimir -- I should maybe warn you that I'm swearing off teaching. -- Kepler

Ojo Tango -- (sigh)  I hate it when I have years like this. -- O. Procellarum
P.S.  I'd lots rather go somewhere and make waves.

Sultan of Swing -- Ack. -- Tycho

Marcus -- (sigh)  Our fate is sealed. -- Luna Moth

Time to clean house. -- Nick and Galileo, Moondogs

Megawarriors -- Welcome back! -- Jinx (manager of War Hawks)

Die Quick -- That you haven't.  -- Exedus

Gabriel -- Well slap silly hats on me and slap me silly.  I'm told I'm a naive,
innocent little do-goodin truster of all mankind.  Ya, so...I can live with that.
OOOooo...that's the probs' gotta change.  Okay, maybe...some. -- Gracie

Oxx -- Now that's a lever for movin things. -- Gus

V. -- Weren't what I'd been led to expect -- V.V.

Munchies -- There something personal and individual in your fight preparation?
Something beyond the ordinary? -- Grandiose Greta

Gabriel -- Bah! & Double-Bah!! -- Gracie

Felicitas -- When I saw you challenged poor, miserable me, I was rooting for your 5th
kill!  Well, I ALMOST died in the infirmary, but some Hot Lips nurse kept me going.
Did you train her? -- Quibble

Torlec & Missae -- Got our number, eh? -- Quonset & Quicksand

Wisper -- Shhhh!  Welcome back. -- Sultan, mgr. of Sir Aglio & Qubit

Dr. Feelgood -- Pretty impressive 3-turn record! -- Sultan

Gracie -- Eyes better'n you.  Only cuz I'z older. -- Quonset

Kepler -- You always were a bit near-sighted. -- Quaqsimoto, totally elliptical

The Mentors -- Well, you're rolling right along, aren't you?!  How long have you been
gone?  Couldn't have been much dust to shake off with the results of the last two
turns up top for all to see.  I bow in your presence!  Supreme!  Bravo! -- Matrix

Jolly -- "Will the real RED LIGHTNING please strike Jolly!  Second time's a charm!

Toad!  Well met!  Do we still have an accord?  Or has my absence and your name chance
erased all of our ties?  The Megawarriors are back and they bring a couple allies.
The Machine (going through growing pains and deaths and bloodfeuds) and The Steel
Dealers.  Join us!!! -- Matrix of MW

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

O. PROCELLARUM was butchered by ARENAMASTER FILIARIL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LUNA MOTH was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER FILIARIL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
THUNDERSTAR was murdered by ARENAMASTER FILIARIL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MASLOWSKI was butchered by ARENAMASTER FILIARIL in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
FON was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
GLADIUS TERTIA was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
MAN-EATER BUG was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
MISSAE devastated SIR INGOMYELIC in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud competition.
QUONSET handily defeated KEPLER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
QUAQSIMOTO was slaughtered by TORLEC in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
CASIMIR was vanquished by GRANDIOSE GRETA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HOTTA WATTA narrowly defeated MUNCHIES in a slow 14 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
OJO TANGO demolished CHIEF GREASY HAIR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SHYLAYLA MINOR was devastated by CLEO in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge battle.
VAPID VANNA was overpowered by DIE QUICK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
MARCUS was luckily beaten by TYCHO in a 3 minute bloody one-sided Challenge duel.
GRACIE viciously subdued GABRIEL in a 8 minute brutal Challenge fray.
PANDANGO was devastated by SIR PENT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
GRAVEL GUS defeated THE UPRIGHT MAN in a exciting 1 minute novice's Challenge bout.
SAVAGE was beaten by JOLLY in a 2 minute bloody amateur's Challenge fight.
FELICITAS was bested by QUIBBLE in a 3 minute veteran's bout.
LENNY BAXTER vanquished QUICKSAND in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PAPPY WHAPPY was handily defeated by SIR PRISE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
VENUS viciously subdued THE HAND OF G-D in a exciting 2 minute gory bout.
SULTAN OF SWING assassinated EXEDUS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SIR OCCO was overpowered by BLING BLING in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
OBELISK was defeated by CRAVER in a 1 minute match.
NEVENGAR vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
QUIETUS was unbelievably bested by JOLTEON in a action packed 6 minute brutal bout.
OXX handily defeated OCTAVIAN in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
RAVAGE overpowered SIR PLUTZ in a 1 minute uneven duel.
RED LIGHTNING defeated SQUEEMISH MIMI in a 1 minute novice's match.
PIKACHU slew MATRIX in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         LUNGING ATTACK    48 -  33 -  5      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         AIMED BLOW        29 -  21 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  18 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  16 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  18 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  29 -  1      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  24 -  2      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  28 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  28 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  13 -  0      13  |

Turn 474 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:

TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  6         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  3     AIMED BLOW         3 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  5     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TORLEC 5018                14   9  2  136 WAR HAWKS (11)
PARRY-STRIKE     GRANDIOSE GRETA 4932       19  16  0  111 SPRINGBORN (358)
AIMED BLOW       QUONSET 4990               18   7  0   99 QUBIT (464)
TOTAL PARRY      HOTTA WATTA 5038           16   4  0   94 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
PARRY-LUNGE      MISSAE 5027                14   7  0   93 WAR HAWKS (11)
STRIKING ATTACK  FELICITAS 5021             15   8  4   91 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
WALL OF STEEL    OJO TANGO 5046              9   7  1   66 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
BASHING ATTACK   PAPPY WHAPPY 5045           9   7  0   62 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CASIMIR 457.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
QUIETUS 5165.  The ten other most popular fighters were VENUS 4103, MARCUS 4149, 
FELICITAS 5021, MAN-EATER BUG 5179, QUIBBLE 4756, TORLEC 5018, CLEO 4996, TYCHO 4997, 
GRACIE 5125, and SIR PENT 5089.

The least popular fighter this week was MUNCHIES 5053.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOTTA WATTA 5038, GABRIEL 4147, SIR PLUTZ 5207, JOLTEON 5180, OBELISK 
5138, SIR OCCO 5079, PAPPY WHAPPY 5045, QUICKSAND 4989, SAVAGE 5212, and PANDANGO 
3134.

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

TORLEC (10-5018) WAR HAWKS (11)