DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/20/2004    Duedate: 05/03/2004

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-490

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VAPID VANNA
SPRINGBORN (358)
(10-5147) [13-9-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EYELASH VIPER                  JOLTEON
VENEMOUS VIPERS (437)          LIGHTNING DECK (488)
(10-4436) [13-5-0,125]         (10-5180) [6-2-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SULTAN OF SWING                VULGAR
TERRAPIN STATION (189)         MEGAWARRIORS (47)
(10-5076) [19-11-1,104]        (10-5251) [7-9-1,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THOROUGHBREDS (469)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)      43
2. BLOODSHED (502)             40      ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
3. PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)        32      Unchartered Team
4. FLAGG'S FAMILY (509)        29
5. QUBIT (464)                 25      FLAGG'S FAMILY (509)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FLAGG'S FAMILY (509)       3   1  1 75.0   1/ 1 THOROUGHBREDS (469)       9  6 1
 2/ 2 ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)     15  10  2 60.0   2/ 8 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)    9  6 0
 3/ 3 FARSCAPE (425)            32  23  1 58.2   3/ 3 TERRAPIN STATION (189)    8  3 1
 4/ 4 TERRAPIN STATION (189)   478 352 22 57.6   4/ 2 SIR AGLIO (296)           8  5 0
 5/ 5 SIR AGLIO (296)          631 475 28 57.1   5/ 5 THE MOONDOGS (97)         8  7 0
 6- 6*THE JERKS (508)            9   7  0 56.3   6/ 6 QUBIT (464)               7  3 0
 7/ 8 VENEMOUS VIPERS (437)     23  19  0 54.8   7/ 7 MEGAWARRIORS (47)         7  7 0
 8/ 7 THOROUGHBREDS (469)       45  38  3 54.2   8/14 BLOODSHED (502)           7  8 0
 9/10 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)    27  24  2 52.9   9/ 4 VENEMOUS VIPERS (437)     6  3 0
10/ 9 QUBIT (464)              402 362 13 52.6  10/13*LIGHTNING DECK (488)      6  6 0
11/11*LIGHTNING DECK (488)      15  16  3 48.4  11/15 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)      5  8 0
12-12*PROJECT MAYHEM (507)       9  11  0 45.0  12/18*FLAGG'S FAMILY (509)      3  1 1
13/13 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)     278 341 19 44.9  13-11 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)       3  4 0
14-14 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)      126 158  7 44.4  14/16 SPRINGBORN (358)          3 12 0
15/15 MEGAWARRIORS (47)        115 150  7 43.4  15/12 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)     3 12 0
16/16 SPRINGBORN (358)         306 407 20 42.9  16-10*PROJECT MAYHEM (507)      2  3 0
17/17 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)     66  94  7 41.3  17- 9*THE JERKS (508)           2  3 0
18/18 THE MOONDOGS (97)        208 356  9 36.9  18/19 FARSCAPE (425)            1  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 BLOODSHED (502)           18  32  1 36.0  19/17 ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)     1  2 0
20/ 0*T. CITY (492)              3   6  1 33.3  20/ 0*T. CITY (492)             1  3 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[ Out of the Past #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Delarquan Edition

Valamantis:

     Ka D'Argo looked at his crew of "explorers" and shrugged.  They were a motley
bunch, drawn from several teams, managers, and arenas, people he'd found passing
through Valamantis on their way from one place to another.  Mostly from the arenas
where they were fighting--most of them were still in Basic--to some holiday spot for
a week's recreation.  Most people assumed that gladiators always stayed home,
practicing relentlessly, but that was the way to dull your edge, not improve it.  He
glanced at Arenamistress Sitalva, but she shook her head slightly.  It was his show,
apparently.
     He took a breath and began.  "You see the towers of Old Valamantis, raised by
blood sorcery."
     Everyone turned to look.
     Smeds of The Black Company, Mordant, sniffed dismissively.  "Second class
stonework," he declared.  The Dwarf's gesture took in needle-thin towers webbed
together with bridges like dreams.  "Not really stonework at all; that's built with
magic.  Was built with magic in the beginning."
     "Stupid," agreed Shamu (The Watchmen, Cliffhome).  The two Dwarves nodded at
each other.  "Unreliable.  Not like good honest stones that stay up whether you're
paying attention to them or not."
     Goblin (The Taken, Kaltos) frowned at the no-longer-ruined city.  "You mean
somebody's got to pay attention to that all the time, or it falls down?" he asked in
a voice like gravel grinding together.
     "Not EXACTLY," murmured Lavender Lance (Colour Guards, Illis).  Quickly, before
the two Dwarves could protest, she added, "In principle, yes, quite possibly.  But
nothing is EVER that simple.  What I've heard--I'm no mage, but there's always talk
of magic on Illis, you understand--is that a spell can be put into a THING, like,
well...like the sound is in a bell, maybe.  Or like the light is in a candle.  Under
the right circumstances, it comes out without anybody having to think about it right
THEN, and it keeps on existing as long as the circumstances last.  I suppose I'm
explaining that very BADLY, but--"
     "But we follow it well enough," Sputter (Joka Masher, Dwes Eg, Lord Protector)
finished.  "So there might be a THING that we could break and the towers would fall
down, hmm?"
     "Bringing the towers down again might be a good thing," Ka D'Argos interjected,
"but it won't solve the problem here, even if we could find the right spell-holders
to destroy.  That won't get rid of the people."
     "Zombies," Groblin growled contemptuously.
     "Not entirely," Sitalva said.  "We haven't gone into the old city, but we've
watched it closely, and there are some people who don't appear to be undead."
     "How can you tell?" Smeds demanded.  "Just because somebody's not falling apart
doesn't mean he isn't a NEW zombie."
     "There are live and potent Folstrom wizards in the old city," a new voice said.
The pleasant tenor seemed to come out of empty air but was quickly followed by a man
in a dark blue robe spangled with silver stars, his hair bound back from his youthful
face by a silver band.  He bowed slightly.  "Tensekai," he introduced himself, "known 
here as the Silver Mage.  Bringing down the towers without first destroying the
Folstrom would be futile, a waste of energy.  And not easy, either, as the spells
that uphold the towers are well guarded.  The important thing is that this situation,
unnatural and abominable as it is, gives us a chance to undo a great error out of the
past.  We can destroy the Folstrom this time, rather than merely driving them off."
     "Correct me if I'm wrong," Lavender Lance murmured, batting her eyelashes at the
mage, "but I HAVE read a little history.  I thought the Folstrom weren't destroyed
because it wasn't possible?  They were too strong for the Forces of Good to bring
them down completely."
     Tensekai nodded unhappily.  "That's true.  But we've had three millennia to
study further.  We have new arts and new allies to bring to the battle this time."
     "And what might the Folstrom have learned in three thousand years?" Ka D'Argos
asked.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 493): SMEDS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 379): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 498): FANDRAL of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 494): CHASM OF IGNORANCE of UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (Neon Necromancer)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 493): SOUL CATCHER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 497): MEDUSA of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 495): HOOSIER DADDY of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 489): HOLY BULL of THOROUGHBREDS (DRF, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 481): DALLAS of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): GLIMMOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 453): HALO 14 of BLIND HYPOCRISY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 444): HARI CANE of JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 193): TAMMY FAYE of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 431): YANKEE DAN of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 379): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 180): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 168): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 329): AKLAR of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 145): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 372): DOONE of FLAGG 16 from RODEKI (Flagg, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 493): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 379): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 498): THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 494): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 493): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 497): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 495): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 489): THOROUGHBREDS (DRF, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 481): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 453): KAMIKAZI (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 444): JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 193): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 431): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 379): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 180): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 168): COLOUR GUARDS (Captain Crayola, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 329): MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 145): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 372): TACO GODS, etc. (The Sentinel, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 498): FANDRAL of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
              (turn 497): WHIP SCORPION of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 494): CHASM OF IGNORANCE of UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (Neon Necromancer)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 492): SUX0R of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 495): HOOSIER DADDY of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
                           JERICO of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 488): BLING BLING of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 481): DALLAS of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): GLIMMOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 479): KITTY CHOWDER of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 444): HARI CANE of JINDA-BAN (Zin, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 329): DAWNRACER of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in KOLACT this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for THE JERKS, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 8 into 
17th.  DEVIL'S ADVOCATE stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 into a 6 space move up 
the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, guys!  The QUBIT guild 
has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where 
this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, REPENT fought NEVENGAR and gained 26 
points and contributed to THOROUGHBREDS' 2-3-1.  GRAND SLAM has lost to GABOON VIPER, 
falling 14 points, while helping make THOROUGHBREDS a 2-3-1 turn.  VAPID VANNA 
challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone THOROUGHBREDS' 
warrior.  We should ask VAPID VANNA about the thrill of victory, and what being the 
new Duelmaster does for a warrior, she's now the one to ask.  By the way, was that 
our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at Don Corleone's?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the MEGAWARRIORS stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on KOLACT, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding 
MEGAWARRIORS more than any other team we find DEVIL'S ADVOCATE.  KOLACT, are we going 
to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
THUNDERSTRIKERS' warrior RIVERWIND.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, POINT GIVEN from THOROUGHBREDS challenged up 22 
points to fight SULTAN OF SWING from the TERRAPIN STATION stable.  POINT GIVEN 
perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was bested by SULTAN OF SWING and ended 
up with 74 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  I guess it was coming sooner or later, MEGAWARRIORS has lost 
NEVENGAR, and KOLACT is bound to miss him.  For a little while, at least.  RIVERWIND 
has departed KOLACT, leaving THUNDERSTRIKERS without their 2-10-0 warrior.  Question, 
just what was his team doing at the taverns last night?  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, KOLACT, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in KOLACT, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAPID VANNA 5147             13   9  0   118       SPRINGBORN (358)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EYELASH VIPER 4436           13   5  0   125       VENEMOUS VIPERS (437)
 SULTAN OF SWING 5076         19  11  1   104       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 REPENT 4992                  10   4  1    98       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
 QUIETUS 5165                 12   6  1    95       QUBIT (464)
-LENNY BAXTER 5064            15  13  0    93       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 SIR PENT 5089                11  10  1    93       SIR AGLIO (296)
-SIR PRISE 3573               18  15  2    92       SIR AGLIO (296)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOLY BULL 4974               11   4  1    91       THOROUGHBREDS (469)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OJO TANGO 5046               16  14  2    87       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
-PAPPY WHAPPY 5045            15  13  1    86       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 SIR INGOMYELIC 5119          13   9  1    77       SIR AGLIO (296)
 CLEO 4996                    14  30  2    74       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 POINT GIVEN 4964              9   6  1    74       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
 SIR OCCO 5079                16   9  0    71       SIR AGLIO (296)
 TYCHO 4997                   12  32  0    70       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 DANTAVIUS 5270                8   3  1    70       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORMBLADE 2210              10  13  1    60       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 XTRA HEAT 4975                7   8  0    60       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
 GRACIE 5125                  12  12  1    59       SPRINGBORN (358)
 SIR PLUTZ 5207                9   8  1    57       SIR AGLIO (296)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GABOON VIPER 4438             6   6  0    56       VENEMOUS VIPERS (437)
 BLOODY MARY 5321              5   5  0    54       BLOODSHED (502)
 THE UPRIGHT MAN 5185         11   7  0    50       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
-GOGO PATROL 5228              8   6  0    49       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 OCTAVIAN 5210                11   6  1    48       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 JOLTEON 5180                  6   2  0    48       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 LUNELLE 5252                 10   6  0    46       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 CUTTHROAT 2019                9  13  2    46       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 SAFFIRE 5274                  6   5  1    46       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
 CYCLONE 2057                 10  10  0    44       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
-THE UNKNOWN LU 4709           7   6  1    44       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 QUANTUM 5246                  7   4  0    43       QUBIT (464)
 QUADRICEPS 5326               7   3  0    42       QUBIT (464)
 LONGFELLOW 5419               3   1  1    37       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 GRAND SLAM 5382               5   2  0    34       THOROUGHBREDS (469)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VULGAR 5251                   7   9  1    33       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 BAILEY O'BEAD 5253            7   9  0    33       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 PIKACHU 5176                  4   1  1    33       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 DOGMA 5323                    3   7  0    31       BLOODSHED (502)
-SLAPSTICK 5389                3   1  0    31       PROJECT MAYHEM (507)
 DEEMONICA 5343                5   4  0    29       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 SILENT KNIGHT 5322            4   6  1    28       BLOODSHED (502)
 ELECTRABUZZ 5242              5   2  2    27       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 FLAGG 5381                    3   4  0    27       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 QAEDA, AL 5302                5   5  1    25       QUBIT (464)
 EX NIHILO 5407                2   0  1    24       FLAGG'S FAMILY (509)
-CUP O'PIZZA 5397              2   0  0    24       THE JERKS (508)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHINA DOLL 5287               6   4  0    22       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 JUMPING VIPER 4437            4   6  0    22       VENEMOUS VIPERS (437)
-JOHN CRICHTON 4269            2   2  0    21       FARSCAPE (425)
 TROJAN ROC 5364               6   2  0    20       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 DIABOLIC 5438                 2   1  0    20       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
 CHAOTIC EXP#1 5439            2   1  0    19       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 CHOBOJA SAMURAI 5365          3   5  0    18       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 ART ERY 5324                  2   8  0    18       BLOODSHED (502)
 KOSIKA 5437                   1   1  0    17       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
-SUAVE 5183                    2   0  2    16       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
-SPECIAL PURPOSE 5394          2   2  0    15       THE JERKS (508)
-CIPHER 5423                   2   1  0    15       PROJECT MAYHEM (507)
 REVENANT 5430                 2   2  0    15       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AFFLICTION 5443               2   0  0    15       BLOODSHED (502)
 TOKYO 5205                    1   1  1    11       T. CITY (492)
-PA'U ZOTOH ZHAAN 4297         1   1  0    11       FARSCAPE (425)
 PYRROLE 5408                  1   0  0    10       FLAGG'S FAMILY (509)
-OIL CAN 5393                  1   3  0     9       THE JERKS (508)
 HELL BLAZER 5446              1   0  0     9       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
 MUMBAI 5239                   1   0  0     9       T. CITY (492)
-BUM RUCKUS 5392               2   2  0     8       PROJECT MAYHEM (507)
-QUAINT, TOO 5352              0   1  0     7       QUBIT (464)
 NOKANIA 5422                  1   3  0     6       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
-LONG SHOT HERO 5388           1   3  0     6       PROJECT MAYHEM (507)
-EL SCORCHO 5391               1   3  0     6       PROJECT MAYHEM (507)
 SIKOZU 5428                   1   2  0     5       FARSCAPE (425)
 HYRAX 5405                    0   1  0     5       FLAGG'S FAMILY (509)
 SYDNEY 5206                   1   1  0     4       T. CITY (492)
 RUN ABOUT RON 5426            0   4  0     4       SPRINGBORN (358)
-CAT JUGGLER 5424              0   1  0     1       THE JERKS (508)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RUBICON 5271           4  6 0 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE 498  LONGFELLOW 5419       489         
JACK-O 5273            4  2 0 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE 498  SILENT KNIGHT 5322    486 REVENGED
GRAVEYARD 5445         0  1 0 LIGHTNING DECK 488    HIGH ELF 521          490 NONE    
NEVENGAR 491          13 15 0 MEGAWARRIORS 47       REPENT 4992           490         
DIE NASTY 5319         4  5 1 MEGAWARRIORS 47       SIR PLUTZ 5207        487         
BRUTUS 5441            0  1 0 PRAETORIAN GUARD 6    BLACK ORC 522         490 NONE    
DA FIVE 5448           0  1 0 PRAETORIAN GUARD 6    SPYMASTER 524         490 NONE    
MAXIMUS MINOR 5357     1  3 0 PRAETORIAN GUARD 6    QAEDA, AL 5302        486 JUST REV
NO-ACCOUNT NOLAN 5442  0  2 0 SPRINGBORN 358        HIGH ELF 521          490 NONE    
LOOSE PUCK 5447        0  1 0 SPRINGBORN 358        MOUNTAIN TROLL 520    490 NONE    
WILLAF 5240            0  1 0 T. CITY 492           BLACK ORC 522         490 NONE    
RIVERWIND 2714         2 11 0 THUNDERSTRIKERS 220   EX NIHILO 5407        490         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sir Plutz -- Let's not go for three in a row. -- Cyclone

Vulgar -- Wow, after two losses, I thought you had my number.  I think I'll keep
avoiding, though. -- The Upright Man (the warrior)

Tycho -- I'm a half elf?  Gee, that's news to me.  I guess Assur hasn't gotten around
to telling the commission my real race.  Wouldn't it be easier if the commission
actually asked for the information rather than guessed?  Can I ask you for a rematch?
-- TUM

All -- Sorry for not contributing much.  I'll continue to try, but no promises.  I'm
here for a single warrior who isn't all that exciting to begin with so it is hard to
motivate myself to write personals every turn. -- Assur (managing Alastarian Idol)

Sultan -- I bloodfeuded Sir Plutz last turn and it didn't go through.  Neither did
the one in DM4 last turn.  Conspiracy?? -- Matrix

Sir Ingomyelic -- What's with all the defensive learns in that fight?  Both of us! --
Nevengar

Upright -- I guess you owed me that one huh? -- Vulgar (proud loser of 2 straight
fights)

Die Nasty -- Get over it. -- Gracie
P.S.  As a double-bladed hussy, or so I've been called, once, I understand some
things are harder to get over than others. <grin>
P.P.S.  Next time, be born before you die, grasshopper.

Quietus -- The weapon seemed ineffectual enough...then you broke it.  Drat! -- Gracie

Pikachu -- Gesundheit.  Pikachu?  Are you some kind of Peeking person? -- Ron

Bling Bling -- We know you lost because you were focused on getting back to the
guildhouse to pack for your trip to the Isle.  Otherwise there's no way you would've
let horse-face there beat ya.  In fact, it's not just him, all those guys from that
squad look a little funny.  Of course, it's easy for us to find fault...we're all
cute cuddly little guys that everyone loves, everyone except those on the other side
of the arena from us that is.  We Lightning Deckers pack quite a whallop when we set
our mind to it! -- Electrabuzz

Pika Pika!! -- Pikachu  (translation -- I agree!)

Sir Pent -- Ah, NOOOOO!  Not the asp! -- Cleo

Repent -- Not till my head stops aching.  My momma done tole me, never make position
statements while your head aches. -- Tycho

Flagg -- I think it might be a bad idea to have a name like that.  At least, that's
the word going around, because of some psycho lord protector being out to murder the
manager of that name.  Could be you'd get hit by mistake. -- Lunelle

Jumping Viper -- Ack!  But a jumping venomous spider would be even worse.  Barely. --
Bailey O'Bead

Ah, a Cult Member.  Lots of fun, Cult Members.  No one CARES what you do to them. --
Trojan Roc

StormBlade -- The path of a storm and it's destructive work is or are clearly a case
of malign fate. -- Bailey O'Bead

Vulgar -- I rest my case. -- Cleo

Gogo Patrol -- Don't feel bad just because you lost to a lowly AB on your challenge.
In my last 7 arena fights, I fought, get this, 7 lungers.  Style advantage aside, I
won 6 of those matches, 5 of which were opponents' challenges and 1 which was mine.
Not bad, if I say so myself. -- Sir Occo, inflating chest as only the windy one can

Cleo -- The least I can say is:  thank you. -- Sir Pent

Gracie -- My, you looked good teaching me all those skills. -- Quietus

Octavian -- Well done, twice in a row.  My only fear is:  can I survive the 4th
bloodfeud? -- Qaeda, Al

Art Ery -- Interesting name.  Nice learns, BTW. -- Quadriceps

Riverwind -- If Octavian leaves me alone this round, I've challenged you unarmed,
open-handed.  We'll see. -- Qaeda, Al

Still -- Floyd has been awfully quiet lately.  It'll be interesting to see if he
speaks up re: blankity-blank. -- Sultan, glad THAT little bugger is gone

27 March 2004
     This notice is to inform the DM world that CHAOS INC. has added CHEETO to its
ranks.  He joins APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and RUDE BUDDHA as the 6th member.
May your chaotic wings spread disaster and CHAOS for all your days!  Welcome CHEETO!!

27 March 2004
     Has anyone seen it in print that the "Goat" is leaving the "Cartel"?  There were
some diplos to the effect of a special branch of the Cartel being formed, like secret
societies, governmental agencies and alliances certain agendas are developed.  To
obtain the desired effect of any agenda only key personnel can be used.  The "Goat"
is "Cartel" so until you see it with me announcing that I am not Cartel, remember,
"The Agenda of the Core is for you to fight for."  I hope this stops the confusion.
-- Goat

8 April 2004
CLICK (KLK) -- Remember, you asked for it.  Chaos is coming....

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NO-ACCOUNT NOLAN was dealt death by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
LOOSE PUCK was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
GRAVEYARD was killed by HIGH ELF in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
WILLAF was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
BRUTUS was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
DA FIVE was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
OCTAVIAN bested QAEDA, AL in a popular 1 minute Bloodfeud duel.
VULGAR slimly lost to SIR PLUTZ in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody Bloodfeud match.
VAPID VANNA overpowered HOLY BULL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title melee.
REPENT slaughtered NEVENGAR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
POINT GIVEN was overpowered by SULTAN OF SWING in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
DANTAVIUS defeated STORMBLADE in a action packed 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
THE UPRIGHT MAN was luckily beaten by TYCHO in a exciting 3 minute Challenge fight.
BLOODY MARY demolished CUTTHROAT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
ELECTRABUZZ was bested by LUNELLE in a exciting 1 minute Challenge battle.
SAFFIRE devastated CYCLONE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
ART ERY was handily defeated by LONGFELLOW in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
EX NIHILO butchered RIVERWIND in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge duel.
PIKACHU devastated TROJAN ROC in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
DIABOLIC overpowered NOKANIA in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Challenge bout.
SIKOZU was overpowered by BAILEY O'BEAD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
KOSIKA handily defeated CHOBOJA SAMURAI in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
EYELASH VIPER overpowered SIR OCCO in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SIR PENT demolished CLEO in a 1 minute uneven bout.
QUIETUS vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
SIR INGOMYELIC overpowered GRACIE in a 1 minute gory one-sided match.
XTRA HEAT vanquished SILENT KNIGHT in a action packed 1 minute gory one-sided match.
JOLTEON outlasted THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a dull 16 minute match.
GABOON VIPER overpowered GRAND SLAM in a 1 minute uneven duel.
QUADRICEPS beat FLAGG in a 1 minute fray.
JUMPING VIPER was overpowered by QUANTUM in a 1 minute uneven competition.
DEEMONICA beat REVENANT in a 5 minute fight.
DOGMA overpowered CHINA DOLL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TOKYO was overpowered by CHAOTIC EXP#1 in a 1 minute one-sided match.
RUN ABOUT RON was defeated by HELL BLAZER in a 1 minute novice's fight.
SYDNEY was outlasted by AFFLICTION in a 7 minute brutal beginner's bout.
MUMBAI bested HYRAX in a 1 minute novice's duel.
PYRROLE bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  20         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  22 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         LUNGING ATTACK   124 -  90 -  6      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  25 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  25 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   37 -  51 -  2      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  20 -  0      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  39 -  3      36  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        16 -  31 -  0      34  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  32 -  1      33  |

Turn 490 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        5 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  7     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  5         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   VAPID VANNA 5147           13   9  0  118 SPRINGBORN (358)
STRIKING ATTACK  SULTAN OF SWING 5076       19  11  1  104 TERRAPIN STATION (189)
BASHING ATTACK   REPENT 4992                10   4  1   98 THOROUGHBREDS (469)
SLASHING ATTACK  SIR PENT 5089              11  10  1   93 SIR AGLIO (296)
AIMED BLOW       SIR OCCO 5079              16   9  0   71 SIR AGLIO (296)
WALL OF STEEL    OCTAVIAN 5210              11   6  1   48 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
TOTAL PARRY      JOLTEON 5180                6   2  0   48 LIGHTNING DECK (488)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LUNELLE 5252               10   6  0   46 THE MOONDOGS (97)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SULTAN OF SWING 5076.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VULGAR 5251.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIR PLUTZ 5207, THE 
UPRIGHT MAN 5185, OCTAVIAN 5210, LONGFELLOW 5419, XTRA HEAT 4975, NO-ACCOUNT NOLAN 
5442, VAPID VANNA 5147, DANTAVIUS 5270, TYCHO 4997, and BLOODY MARY 5321.

The least popular fighter this week was JOLTEON 5180.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PYRROLE 5408, HYRAX 5405, RUN ABOUT RON 5426, CHINA DOLL 5287, JUMPING 
VIPER 4437, FLAGG 5381, GRAND SLAM 5382, SILENT KNIGHT 5322, GRACIE 5125, and CLEO 
4996.