DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/30/2003    Duedate: 01/12/2004

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-482

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STRAP ON
THE MENTORS' TOY BOX (497)
(10-5254) [8-4-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STRAP ON                       REPENT
THE MENTORS' TOY BOX (497)     THOROUGHBREDS (469)
(10-5254) [8-4-0,110]          (10-4992) [5-1-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CASIMIR                        SNOWDRIFT
MEGAWARRIORS (47)              SPRINGBORN (358)
(10-457) [18-22-1,79]          (10-5344) [1-1-0,10]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TOWNSVILLAINS (457)         32
2. THE MACHINE (484)           30      ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
3. THE MENTORS (242)           28      Unchartered Team
4. QUBIT (464)                 19
5. BLOODSHED (502)             19      DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*GOD'S CREATURES (479)      1   0  0  100   1/ 4*DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)    9  3 2
 2/ 2*DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)     9   3  2 75.0   2/ 1 THE MENTORS (242)         9  6 0
 3/ 3 ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)     11   6  2 64.7   3/ 3 SIR AGLIO (296)           8  7 1
 4- 4 FARSCAPE (425)            29  18  1 61.7   4/ 2 MEGAWARRIORS (47)         7  8 1
 5/ 5 TERRAPIN STATION (189)   465 344 21 57.5   5/10 THE MACHINE (484)         7  8 0
 6/ 6 SIR AGLIO (296)          607 463 27 56.7   6/ 5 QUBIT (464)               6  6 0
 7/ 7 THE MENTORS (242)        170 136 15 55.6   7/ 6 SPRINGBORN (358)          6  9 0
 8/ 8 QUBIT (464)              382 353 12 52.0   8/ 7 TERRAPIN STATION (189)    5  4 0
 9- 9 INFECTIOUS (372)          22  22  2 50.0   9/16 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)       5  8 1
10/10 WAR HAWKS (11)           264 273 16 49.2  10/12*BLOODSHED (502)           5 10 0
11/ 0*THOROUGHBREDS (469)       20  23  1 46.5  11/ 8 THE MOONDOGS (97)         5 10 0
12/12 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)     263 320 19 45.1  12/ 9 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)      4  7 0
13/17*FEAR LESS (460)            4   5  0 44.4  13/11 THE MENTORS' TOY B (497)  4  8 0
14/11 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)     53  67  7 44.2  14/14 WAR HAWKS (11)            3  2 1
15/13 SPRINGBORN (358)         295 378 20 43.8  15-13 FARSCAPE (425)            2  0 0
16/14 MEGAWARRIORS (47)         98 128  7 43.4  16/19*FEAR LESS (460)           2  1 0
17/15 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)      108 144  6 42.9  17/20 ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)     2  1 0
18/18 THE MENTORS' TOY B (497)  21  35  0 37.5  18/ 0*THOROUGHBREDS (469)       2  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 THE MACHINE (484)         20  34  1 37.0  19/21 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)     2  8 0
20/19 THE MOONDOGS (97)        189 335  9 36.1  20-17*GOD'S CREATURES (479)     1  0 0
21/21*BLOODSHED (502)            5  10  0 33.3  21-18 INFECTIOUS (372)          1  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[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Dark Federation #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Rodeki:

     "Princess?  I didn't know she was a princess," Tolugat muttered.  "Princess
Tirisha?  This changes everything!"
     "Yeah."  Adabemis & Balmador nodded with satisfaction.  "This gives us, you
know, whatchit.  Not just a back-street cult.  We've got a princess."
     "She'll be picky," the priest objected.  "She'll want velvet cushions to kneel
on.  Good wine.  All that fancy stuff we can't afford--"
     "Hey, it makes a good show!" the gladiator protested.  "People like a good show.
Velvet cushions, okay, maybe not, but we have to have good wine.  And blood
sacrifices.  Lots of them."  His eyes glittered.  "Lots of blood...."
     Tolugat began to look uneasy.  "That could attract unfavorable attention.
Rulers don't like that, they shut down cults that do a lot of sacrificing, they--"
     "But Princess Tirisha's going to be the ruler," the gladiator pointed out.
"She's one of us.  She's on OUR side.  She LIKES a good bloody cult, I can tell."  He
grinned, the glitter in his eye becoming more pronounced.
     "Oh.  Oh, of course," the priest said faintly.  "Why didn't I think of that...."
     "And we'll have lots of gladiators," Adabemis & Balmador went on.  "Gladiators
like blood, too.  Gladiators are INTO dark cults, after all.  It'll be great!"
     "Right...great.  Of course," Tolugat muttered.  "Lots of...," he swallowed hard,
"lots of blood."

Mordant, the royal palace:

     Talissen, Queen of Mordant, threw down the spy's report and glared across the
breakfast table at her husband, King Samir of Trocar.  "You see!  I told you that if
we didn't deal with Sibikhas and Rodeki, there would be trouble."
     Samir shrugged and cut himself another slice of ham.  "If it gets out of hand,
you can crack down on things, but I like the idea of letting the contenders for
Overlord of Sibikhas fight it out among themselves.  Fewer discontented challengers
left around to make trouble later."
     "And I told you I thought it was a bad idea, on several counts," she snapped
back.  "That kind of chaos is not good for the nation, in the first place.  Second,
the winner could end up being TOO strong, and everyone knowing it.  Third, it ignores
the legal solution, that Morra of Jhans, as Gryzash's wife, should be regent until
his son is old enough to take the rule--"
     "She's got experience at being a regent," Samir remarked, frowning thoughtfully.
"Rather convenient, isn't it, that just when her job ends in Jhans, here comes
another one in Sibikhas...."
     "Coincidences DO happen sometimes.  That's why we have a name for them," the
Queen replied.  "And the fourth reason is that if there is to be some new rulers
among my vassals, *I* should be the one to choose them."
     "That's the best reason," Samir agreed.  He shrugged again.  "So choose one.
But if it isn't someone with the strength to defend the position, you'll have to
commit YOUR army to supporting him.  And if your army's not at home, then you could
be vulnerable."
     After a moment's thoughtful silence, Talissen said, "I need more information.
And I need some warriors to be bodyguards for whoever I do choose.  Gladiators, I
think.  Very useful people, gladiators."

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 485): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 371): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally The Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 490): MARY RETZLAFF of AMERICAN APPRAISAL (?, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 486): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 485): SUX0R of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 489): SPONGEBOB of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 487): RAISON D'ETRE of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 481): AERYN SUN of FARSCAPE (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 473): CADEX CFM of THE BIKE SHOP (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 472): TSUNAMI of STORM WARNING (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 446): MAC of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 437): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 189): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 423): SNAPPY GEORGE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 372): DROGOI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 176): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 164): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 321): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 141): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 365): MAUI WAUI of TACO GODS from ZENSU (The Sentinel, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 485): SOUL HAREM (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 371): BIG COUNTRY (Wally The Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 490): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 486): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 485): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 489): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 487): NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 481): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 473): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 472): RAGE (Myrrdin, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 446): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 437): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 189): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 423): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 372): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 176): DREIHDENWALD (Dreihdenflahg, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 164): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 321): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 141): EPOCHOLYPSE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 365): 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.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 486): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 485): AUTOMATON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 488): IVANMOE of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 487): ALOHA ALICE of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
                           BUBBA of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
               (turn 486): POPCORN MACHINE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                           SATOSHI KUNO of NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 481): KEPLER of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 473): VIGO of ALCHEMY (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                (turn 472): PROVIDENCE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 437): 2 + 2 = 4 of JUST BECAUSE (A-Sop, 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.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 321): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to KOLACT once again!  Bein' on top is great while it lasts, THE 
MENTORS.  But how many friends do you have now?  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings 
always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, TOWNSVILLAINS' 9th moved 
them up to 3-2-1 place.  What's with THE UNKNOWN LU?  He actually beat THE MACHINE's 
RAVAGE, and walked away with 19 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at SIR 
AGLIO.  SIR OCCO lost 16 points to GRACIE.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe SIR 
OCCO will provide more easy wins...  Har har har!  Did AERYN SUN wimp out, or just 
get lazy?  Anyway, she's not Duelmaster anymore.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam 
for THE MENTORS' TOY BOX's outstanding member, Duelmaster STRAP ON.  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
KOLACT thinks THE MACHINE and their 20-34-1 is too much!  If at first you don't 
succeed, give up...  The bums at BLOODSHED couldn't face the challenges from THE 
MACHINE!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, SIR PLUTZ!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt 
you.  LENNY BAXTER of TOWNSVILLAINS knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged SHYLAYLA 
MINOR of PRAETORIAN GUARD who is up by 24.  Now was this a wise move?  LENNY BAXTER 
perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was overcame by SHYLAYLA MINOR and ended 
up with 74 recognition points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind 
of fights that DEEMONICA gets in.  She fights people like QAEDA, AL, 9 points below.  
I thought DEEMONICA showed great skill and promise when she overcame QAEDA, AL.  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?  We all knew it had to happen sooner or later.  A warrior can't 
stick around with a 7-13-1, and OJO TANGO easily took care of DUST DEVIL.  WAR HAWKS' 
boys should be laying low.  Now that WAR HAWKS' manager has gone and let SIR PRISE 
kill MISSAE unchallenged, WAR HAWKS' fighters are fair game.  SAFFIRE was plum wore 
out after QUANTUM pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  DEVIL'S ADVOCATE'll have to get 
a little better before going after QUANTUM again!  How long have I been here?  I got 
people to see, places to go...   
     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.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRAP ON 5254                 8   4  0   110       THE MENTORS' TOY BOX (497)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AERYN SUN 4268               13   6  0   125       FARSCAPE (425)
 CRAVER 5193                  10   1  0   107       THE MENTORS (242)
 SHYLAYLA MINOR 5066          15   9  0   105       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
-BLING BLING 5084             14   6  0   101       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 VENUS 4103                   11   6  1    99       THE MENTORS (242)
 SULTAN OF SWING 5076         15   9  1    92       TERRAPIN STATION (189)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASIMIR 457                  18  22  1    79       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 SIR INGOMYELIC 5119          11   4  1    78       SIR AGLIO (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR PRISE 3573               14  13  2    75       SIR AGLIO (296)
 LENNY BAXTER 5064            12  11  0    74       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 GABRIEL 4147                 10   3  0    72       THE MENTORS (242)
 VAPID VANNA 5147              8   6  0    70       SPRINGBORN (358)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OJO TANGO 5046               12  11  2    66       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 NEVENGAR 491                  9  11  0    66       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 QUIETUS 5165                  7   3  1    65       QUBIT (464)
 CLEO 4996                    12  24  2    62       THE MOONDOGS (97)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYCHO 4997                   10  26  0    56       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 GOGO PATROL 5228              5   2  0    56       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 SIR PENT 5089                 5   8  1    55       SIR AGLIO (296)
 PAPPY WHAPPY 5045            11  11  0    54       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 GRACIE 5125                   8   8  1    54       SPRINGBORN (358)
-STREPTO 3497                  5   4  0    45       INFECTIOUS (372)
 OBELISK 5138                  7   8  0    44       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 SIR OCCO 5079                10   7  0    42       SIR AGLIO (296)
 REPENT 4992                   5   1  0    41       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
 CUTTHROAT 2019                7   7  2    39       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 HOLY BULL 4974                5   2  1    39       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
-JIMMY PLAGUE 3496             4   5  0    39       INFECTIOUS (372)
 ENTITY 5250                   4   4  0    35       THE MACHINE (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VULGAR 5251                   4   4  1    33       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 POINT GIVEN 4964              4   3  0    33       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
 NIKKITA 5261                  4   8  0    32       THE MENTORS' TOY BOX (497)
 SHARP 5290                    3   0  1    30       WAR HAWKS (11)
 GUIDO 5316                    3   1  0    30       THE MENTORS (242)
 THE UNKNOWN LU 4709           3   3  1    29       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 STORMBLADE 2210               6   9  1    28       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 QUANTUM 5246                  4   3  0    28       QUBIT (464)
 BLOODY MARY 5321              2   1  0    28       BLOODSHED (502)
 THE UPRIGHT MAN 5185          7   3  0    27       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
 RAVAGE 5213                   5   5  1    27       THE MACHINE (484)
 ALEKTOROPHOBIA 4696           3   2  0    27       FEAR LESS (460)
 CYCLONE 2057                  7   5  0    26       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 OCTAVIAN 5210                 5   4  1    24       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBICON 5271                  3   0  0    23       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
-JOHN CRICHTON 4269            2   2  0    21       FARSCAPE (425)
 RAYBEEZ 5329                  2   1  0    20       THE MACHINE (484)
 LUNELLE 5252                  5   3  0    18       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 DANTAVIUS 5270                2   1  1    18       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
 BAILEY O'BEAD 5253            3   5  0    16       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 SIR PLUTZ 5207                3   7  0    16       SIR AGLIO (296)
-SUAVE 5183                    2   0  2    16       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
 THE CRANK 5330                1   2  0    16       THE MACHINE (484)
 XTRA HEAT 4975                3   4  0    15       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
 DIE NASTY 5319                2   2  1    15       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 SAFFIRE 5274                  2   1  1    14       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
 KASIMIR 5331                  2   1  0    14       THE MACHINE (484)
 DEEMONICA 5343                2   0  0    13       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 JACK-O 5273                   2   0  0    12       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
-PA'U ZOTOH ZHAAN 4297         1   1  0    11       FARSCAPE (425)
 DRIP 5359                     1   0  0    11       BLOODSHED (502)
-CHINA DOLL 5287               3   1  0    10       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 SNOWDRIFT 5344                1   1  0    10       SPRINGBORN (358)
-PSALMON 23 5112               1   0  0     9       GOD'S CREATURES (479)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ART ERY 5324                  1   2  0     8       BLOODSHED (502)
-BOGYPHOBIA 4697               1   1  0     8       FEAR LESS (460)
 RIVERWIND 2714                1   4  0     7       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 KAMI 5243                     1   1  0     6       WAR HAWKS (11)
 REDOUBTABLE ROBIN 5317        1   3  0     6       SPRINGBORN (358)
 SILENT KNIGHT 5322            1   2  0     5       BLOODSHED (502)
 DOGMA 5323                    0   3  0     3       BLOODSHED (502)
 QUADRICEPS 5326               0   2  0     2       QUBIT (464)
 QAEDA, AL 5302                0   2  0     2       QUBIT (464)
 LACERATIN LARRY 5358          0   1  0     1       SPRINGBORN (358)
-CHIANA 4271                   0   1  0     1       FARSCAPE (425)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MELVIN MEASLE 3583     4  2 0 INFECTIOUS 372        DANTAVIUS 5270        481         
DEAD LEE 5291          1  2 0 MEGAWARRIORS 47       SIR PENT 5089         480         
DR. JEKYL 5346         0  2 0 THE MENTORS 242       STONE GOLEM 528       482 NONE    
GAIUS DECIMUS 5327     0  1 0 PRAETORIAN GUARD 6    SHARP 5290            481         
QUICKSAND 4989        17 13 0 QUBIT 464             CASIMIR 457           478 REVENGED
QUAINT 5328            0  2 0 QUBIT 464             SAFFIRE 5274          481 JUST REV
BASHER 5354            0  1 0 THOROUGHBREDS 469     STONE GOLEM 528       482 NONE    
DUST DEVIL 1896        7 13 1 THUNDERSTRIKERS 220   OJO TANGO 5046        482         
MISSAE 5027           16  9 0 WAR HAWKS 11          SIR PRISE 3573        478 NOT REVE
KAZE 5244              0  1 0 WAR HAWKS 11          DIE NASTY 5319        481         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

GOGO -- I hope you're done, because your challenges go through like you have a TV!!!
-- Ravage

Sultan -- It's MATRIX, not whisper.  And yes, I was rather fond of DEAD LEE, but,
Quicksand was a cool name as well and he's gone too so I suppose we're even (if my
bloodfued goes through this turn!). -- Matrix

Craver -- Old I may be, yet I carry no cane.  Ask your mate Venus. -- Casimir

Sir Prise -- It was, wasn't it? -- Casimir

Cleo -- Just keep falling, Just keep falling.... -- Nevengar

Gabriel -- If you'd have fought with your horn, I would have had that one! --
Nevengar

Upright -- Did they actually refer to you as "wimpy" in that fight? -- Vulgar

War Hawks -- Sorry!  Guess I kinda overdid it a bit. -- Die Nasty

 
Quietus -- Ummmm...that's some nice work.  I think you assured Still a couple more
cycles of my superb guildhouse add-ministering. -- Gracie

Sir Occo --  *yawn*  Got in late, got to bed early (off visiting my mum, don't you
know) ...makes one a tad cranky on fight day. -- Vapid Vanna

The Unknown Lu -- So?!?  What was it like?  Moldering, and all. -- VV

Sultan -- Did you see that?  I knew there was a reason to my style...besides me bein
the max-host of cheapskates, I mean. -- Still

Silent Knight -- I'm only allowed one avalanche joke...and this is it.  Or, that was
it. -- Snowdrift

Kepler -- Time to pack your bags and tack with the trades, star-gazer.

Aeryn Sun -- Marvelous!  Do you realize I'm the first warrior to graduate from this
team since it reactivated YEARS ago? -- Kepler

Kasimir -- May you stumble around in the dark.  I hate you. -- Bailey O'Bead

Bloody Mary -- You are DISGUSTINGLY well-named. -- a very unhappy Lunelle

Sir Pent -- Oh, gods, an asp!  I have no resistance where asps are concerned. -- Cleo

Stormblade -- My boy, you are NOT a stupid idiot.  You're a splendid opponent.  Truly
splendid! -- Tycho

Still -- Just for you: Kepler has a high charisma but is amazingly untrustworthy...
ah, wrong stats.  13-8-14-13-15-10-11 PL.  Quite mediocre.  LO, high/high.  If you
want the full story, email me.

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

DR. JEKYL was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BASHER was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a action packed 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
QUANTUM luckily beat SAFFIRE in a 2 minute Bloodfeud duel.
DIE NASTY was devastated by SIR PENT in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
CRAVER demolished KEPLER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
CASIMIR was vanquished by VENUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SIR PRISE was overpowered by SULTAN OF SWING in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
LENNY BAXTER was overpowered by SHYLAYLA MINOR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
OBELISK was vanquished by NEVENGAR in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
GUIDO was vanquished by GOGO PATROL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GRACIE defeated SIR OCCO in a 1 minute Challenge match.
OJO TANGO easily killed DUST DEVIL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
VULGAR was subdued by TYCHO in a 4 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ALEKTOROPHOBIA handily defeated SIR PLUTZ in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
THE UNKNOWN LU devastated RAVAGE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
SNOWDRIFT was overcome by RAYBEEZ in a 4 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
SILENT KNIGHT was overpowered by THE UPRIGHT MAN in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
DOGMA was overcome by LUNELLE in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
ART ERY was viciously subdued by OCTAVIAN in a 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
THE CRANK overpowered KAMI in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BLOODY MARY overpowered RIVERWIND in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
KASIMIR was bested by SHARP in a 2 minute novice's Challenge contest.
DEEMONICA defeated QAEDA, AL in a 3 minute novice's Challenge duel.
STRAP ON overpowered VAPID VANNA in a 1 minute uneven Title fray.
SIR INGOMYELIC handily defeated CLEO in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
GABRIEL demolished PAPPY WHAPPY in a action packed 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
REPENT was overpowered by QUIETUS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HOLY BULL defeated STORMBLADE in a 2 minute match.
CUTTHROAT vanquished DANTAVIUS in a 1 minute uneven bout.
ENTITY viciously subdued CYCLONE in a dull 8 minute brutal bout.
NIKKITA was handily defeated by POINT GIVEN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BAILEY O'BEAD defeated REDOUBTABLE ROBIN in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
XTRA HEAT was overcome by RUBICON in a 2 minute fight.
JACK-O beat LACERATIN LARRY in a 2 minute novice's match.
QUADRICEPS was overpowered by DRIP in a 2 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  22         TOTAL PARRY       33 -  24 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         LUNGING ATTACK    90 -  77 - 10      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  17 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  19 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  46 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  27 -  2      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  33 -  2      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         AIMED BLOW        23 -  38 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  47 -  5      31  |

Turn 482 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        6 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  5         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK    11 - 11                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  5                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  STRAP ON 5254               8   4  0  110 THE MENTORS' TOY BOX (497)
LUNGING ATTACK   CRAVER 5193                10   1  0  107 THE MENTORS (242)
WALL OF STEEL    SHYLAYLA MINOR 5066        15   9  0  105 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
PARRY-STRIKE     VENUS 4103                 11   6  1   99 THE MENTORS (242)
STRIKING ATTACK  SULTAN OF SWING 5076       15   9  1   92 TERRAPIN STATION (189)
AIMED BLOW       LENNY BAXTER 5064          12  11  0   74 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
TOTAL PARRY      GABRIEL 4147               10   3  0   72 THE MENTORS (242)
BASHING ATTACK   REPENT 4992                 5   1  0   41 THOROUGHBREDS (469)
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 
BASHER 5354.  The ten other most popular fighters were SNOWDRIFT 5344, XTRA HEAT 
4975, QUANTUM 5246, SAFFIRE 5274, OCTAVIAN 5210, BLOODY MARY 5321, BAILEY O'BEAD 
5253, SIR PENT 5089, NEVENGAR 491, and OJO TANGO 5046.

The least popular fighter this week was ENTITY 5250.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DRIP 5359, NIKKITA 5261, CYCLONE 2057, DANTAVIUS 5270, STORMBLADE 2210, 
REPENT 4992, CLEO 4996, VAPID VANNA 5147, DEEMONICA 5343, and RIVERWIND 2714.

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

CASIMIR (10-457) MEGAWARRIORS (47)

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

KEPLER (10-4625) THE MOONDOGS (97)

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff