DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/27/2003    Duedate: 07/10/2003

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-466

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TALIA GREENBOLT
KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)
(11-4882) [13-2-2,153]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TALIA GREENBOLT                LORD BENNETT
KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)        MANIC MARVELS (456)
(11-4882) [13-2-2,153]         (11-4974) [6-0-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BOOTLEG PATCHWORK              SUMTHING PAINFUL
GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)         U.B.O.S.M. (82)
(11-4660) [18-11-2,81]         (11-4735) [14-16-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)     77
2. NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)     36      GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
3. SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)     35      Unchartered Team
4. GIRO PELETON (436)          34
5. CARNIVAL (379)              21      MANIC MARVELS (456)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 TURKEY DAY MASSACR (460)   8   4  0 66.7   1/ 8 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)  10  5 1
 2/ 2*MANIC MARVELS (456)       17  10  0 63.0   2/ 5 VIEW ASKEW (453)          9  6 0
 3/ 4 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)   92  56  3 62.2   3/ 1 U.B.O.S.M. (82)           9  6 0
 4/ 0 KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)    43  27  7 61.4   4/13 GIRO PELETON (436)        8  1 0
 5/ 5*BAD HEIR DAY (463)         6   4  0 60.0   5/ 6*SEER KING (402)           8  6 2
 6- 6*SHAOLIN-ISH (473)          3   2  0 60.0   6/ 2 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    8  6 0
 7/ 3*BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)      7   5  0 58.3   7/ 4 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)  8  7 0
 8/ 8 GIRO PELETON (436)       101  73 11 58.0   8/10 CARNIVAL (379)            7  7 0
 9/ 7*SEER KING (402)           13  10  2 56.5   9/19*BAD HEIR DAY (463)        6  4 0
10- 9 WAR-C-KERS (345)         119  96  5 55.3  10/ 9*BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)     6  4 0
11/ 0 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)   71  60  4 54.2  11/ 3 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        6  7 0
12/10 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)  335 306 12 52.3  12/23*PATRONAS VERITAS (470)    5  5 0
13/ 0 VELVET GREEN (475)        42  40  5 51.2  13/12 CANNIBALZ (383)           5  5 0
14/11 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   564 538 16 51.2  14/26 'CROSSED UP (399)         4  5 0
15/13 CARNIVAL (379)            60  58  0 50.8  15-14 THE WAY OF VIRTUE (432)   4  6 0
16/30*PATRONAS VERITAS (470)     5   5  0 50.0  16/34*SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)   4  6 0
17/12 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       527 528 18 50.0  17/31 CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)     3  1 0
18-16 IMMORTALS (85)           755 785 60 49.0  18-17*SHAOLIN-ISH (473)         3  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     47  49  3 49.0  19/20*LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)   3  3 3
20/14 CANNIBALZ (383)          148 155 14 48.8  20-16 WAR-C-KERS (345)          3  5 0
21/15 VIEW ASKEW (453)          35  37  1 48.6  21-11 IMMORTALS (85)            3  7 0
22/25 CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)     16  17  0 48.5  22/25*SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      3  7 0
23/17 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 101 108  4 48.3  23/15*PETE'S PIKES (336)        3  9 0
24/20 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    186 217 10 46.2  24/ 7 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     3 11 0
25-21*BARHOPPERS (420)           6   7  0 46.2  25/21 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       3 12 0
26/23 'CROSSED UP (399)        140 167  6 45.6  26/28 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)   2  0 0
27-24 BALLAD OF THE BLAD (415)  14  17  0 45.2  27/22 ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)    2  1 0
28/26 U.B.O.S.M. (82)          206 258 16 44.4  28/18*MANIC MARVELS (456)       2  2 0
29/27*LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)    5   7  3 41.7  29/ 0 KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)    2  3 1
30/33 ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)     5   7  0 41.7  30-29*BARHOPPERS (420)          1  0 0
31/19*PETE'S PIKES (336)        11  16  0 40.7  31-32 TURKEY DAY MASSACR (460)  1  0 0
32/35*SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)    4   6  0 40.0  32-27 BALLAD OF THE BLAD (415)  1  0 0
33/34*TOURNEY TEAM II (448)      2   3  0 40.0  33/30*TOURNEY TEAM II (448)     1  1 0
34-31 THE WAY OF VIRTUE (432)   30  46  1 39.5  34/ 0 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)   1  4 1
35/32 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      165 267  3 38.2  35-35*MENS REA (471)            1  4 0
36/29*SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)       3   7  0 30.0  36/ 0*CHIVAL-R-US (472)         0  5 0
37-36*MENS REA (471)             1   4  0 20.0  37/ 0 VELVET GREEN (475)        0  4 0
38/ 0*CHIVAL-R-US (472)          0   5  0  0.0  38-36 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     0  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[ The Aruaki Clanhold #116 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Belana lay without moving, trying to piece together what had happened before she
drew attention to herself.  Not that she could hear anybody else around, but...you
never knew, and she hadn't been among friends.  Some sorcerer, some FOLSTROM
sorcerer--even in her thoughts, that name vibrated with loathing--had tried to turn
her into a golem, to use her body to fuel a Gate and her mind to operate a golem.  It
sounded incredible, because she was IN her body now, she could feel it.  Could feel
gritty stone underneath her, and the sun shining down hot on her back, and a
breeze....  She could smell something pleasantly resinous, sort of like pine trees.
Definitely in her body.  But the other--the Gate and the golem--that had really
happened, too.
     But what went between then and now?  The golem memories were incomplete and
somehow lacked depth and assurance.  Oh!  Because they only came from sight and
hearing, none of the "body" senses such as smell, touch, hot and cold, and so on.
There had been voices, one, she thought, had been the Delarquan, Gelleran.  Very
angry.  He had come after her!  Amazing.  The clash of swords.  Things got very...
unsteady.  Maybe Gelleran had attacked the sorcerer, broken his concentration.  Did
that fiend need concentration to hold her in golem form?  To hold the Gate open?
     Wait, if the Gate had closed, where was she?  No, that was the second problem.
The first was figuring out what had happened.  Better to go on and finish that.
There had been a fight.  She had wanted to get into it herself, but the golem-form
wouldn't respond.  Maddening!  There had been...she thought there had been some kind
of explosion.  Not really an explosion, but something that was like one more than it
was like anything else.  Not really a helpful memory.  Well, even more detail might
not be helpful, since she had no magical skills herself.  But the Gate had probably
been destroyed.
     So, which side had she ended up on?  Was she in the Clanhold, or somewhere else?
     There was a rhythmic sound, she'd been hearing it for a long time, but now she
paid attention.  A sort of roar, and then a rush, and another roar, and....  Waves!
Waves breaking on a shore.  The last she'd known before this all happened, she had
been inland, miles away from the Trier.  So she was probably on the wrong side of the
Gate.  Damn.  Then it was time to get up and do something.  Find a way to get home.
     She opened her eyes and immediately had to squint against the strong sunlight.
She was lying on stone paving, an old stone floor, apparently, because she could see
weeds growing up through cracks and the tumbled remains of a wall beyond.  Beyond
that, all she could see was a sky that was bluer than any she remembered.  As she
organized her limbs to move, she discovered that her clothing was in shreds; she
would have sunburn everywhere skin wasn't covered.  A nuisance, but not her first
problem.  Her first problem...she licked dry lips.  Her first problem was water.
     When she sat up, the world reeled around her, then steadied.  She could see over
the low walls to the sea, which was rushing in and out in white-topped waves along a
third of her horizon.  The other half went up in rocky slopes to tall trees that cast
the blackest shadows.  She looked at the shadows wistfully.  They'd be cool.  But
first, water.
     A stone rolled down the hillside, rattling against other rocks.  Belana glanced
around quickly.  She didn't have her sword, naturally, she never seemed to have it
when she needed it.  But there must be something here she could use as a weapon.  A
rock, at least.  Her hands moved anxiously across the stone floor while she kept
watching the trees.  The shadows there were so dark that she wouldn't be able to see
anyone approaching until they came out into the sunlight.  A bird squawked and flew
out of the treeline, which told her approximately where someone was coming through.
She thought of lying down and playing at being still unconscious, but he could
probably see her already.  No point in that.  Her hand closed around a fist-sized
rock.  It was rough-edged and had a good weight.  She could do some damage with that
rocks.  And she would.

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #8 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Zuwayza:

     Tankesh parried the guard captain's thrust and riposted, cutting the man's sword
arm.  Minor wound, wouldn't stop him, wouldn't even slow him down.  Damn.  He parried
again.  This guardsman was too good, he had no business being this good!  Off to the
side, Kasarya gave a sudden squeak, and the sounds of struggle there ceased.  Tankesh
still couldn't turn to look, but he had the uneasy feeling that one of the other
guardsmen was going to sneak up on him from the side, if he couldn't take this one
out of the fight in a hurry.  The guard captain knew it, too, and pressed him harder.
     There was a soft explosion, a nearly silent puff of air, but the ground shifted
under his feet.  Tankesh sprang back, disengaging automatically, and the guard
captain did likewise.  Both men looked around quickly.
     At first glance, nothing seemed changed.  At second glance...nothing seemed
quite the same.  The building Tankesh was facing across the street, of sooty red
brick imperfectly plastered, turned browner and somewhat cleaner, though still
imperfectly plastered.  The air, usually cool and damp even in summer, was suddenly
hot and dry.  Excited voices called out in a language that sounded like Akhaddic
but...not quite the same; Tankesh didn't recognize many of the words he was hearing.
He stared at the guard captain, who stared back at him, wide-eyed.
     The ground rocked again, and there was a sound, or not quite a sound, like
ripping silk.  Dirty red brick and damp, cool air.
     Before the guardsmen could react to the second change, Tankesh whirled and
grabbed Kasarya's arm, jerking her away from the man holding her, and plunged down a
convenient alley...which he didn't remember being there before, but he wasn't going
to look this gift horse in the mouth.  With any luck, the guardsmen would be too
shaken to pursue them.  Not that GOOD luck had been a prominent feature of his day so
far.  Which meant it was about time for that to change, dammit.  He was due some good
luck!  The alley turned sharply and plunged into a tunnel formed where the second
stories of the buildings on either side reached out to touch each other.  He watched
alertly for open doors or gates, anything to get them into more shelter and
concealment, because the guardsmen would have recovered quickly, and he thought he
could hear them behind, stumbling over barrels in the alley and pounding on doors.
No, wait, there hadn't BEEN any barrels in the alley....
     Worry about that later.
     The immediate need was to get away.
     The alley took another sharp turn and opened out into a little courtyard filled
with harsh, hot sunlight.
     Not Zuwayza.
     But there were enemies here, just the same.  Men in robes and turbans and the
dark, hawk-nosed faces characteristic of the Karnhorns turned at the sound of running
feet, hands going automatically to the curved swords that each wore at his waist.
Tankesh darted sideways, dragging Kasarya after him, in the hopes of finding an exit
or at least putting a wall at his back.  Tripped over something--he heard the sharp
yapping of a dog as he fell.  His head slammed against something else, hard, and that
was all he knew.

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #9 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Iaye and beyond:

     Goff's boat was not what they'd expected.  Raoul admitted to himself that the
big manager had looked like someone who would own a rowboat for the fishing.  But
this...was a worthy vessel.  It had a mast and sails--probably all with technical
names, not that Raoul cared.  It was a trim vessel and fit to cross the Trier, which
was what counted.  It actually had a crew of two who did things to the sails, took
them up and down, changed their angle, and so on.  Sailor stuff.  They seemed to
enjoy what they were doing, but as far as he was concerned, a boat was
transportation, and that was all.
     "How far is it to Istoreth?" Raoul asked.
     "A hundred twenty-five, maybe a hundred fifty miles, I haven't measured."  Goff
shrugged.  "The wind's against us, it always is this time of year, but even so, it
shouldn't take more than a few days."

Istoreth:

     "But this is the goods!" Peranis protested.  He knew his voice was getting
shrill, but he couldn't help it.  These S'varni were maddening.  They didn't CARE.
"With this book," he urged, trying to speak more calmly, even though this was the
third of the city's princes he'd made his pitch to, "you'd have the entire Andorian
intelligence network under your hand, and the power to coerce many of the Andorian
lords into obedience, as well."
     Lord Haluren, a FARMER, for the gods' sake, the Sealord and the Spelllord having
already turned him down, shrugged.  "Why would I want the Andorian intelligence
network?  Would it bring rain in season, or prevent the malformed births of sheep and
cattle?"
     "But..." Peranis swallowed, "but you could sell it to the Osksi, if nothing
else!  They'd give you a good price for it, more than I'm asking."
     "Sell it to the Osksi yourself, then," Haluren advised.  "I understand the winds
are favorable for sailing to Osksi at this season.  Have a good trip."
     Peranis found himself outside the door, with no clear notion of what he was
going to do next.  His dreams of wealth and power were not materializing.  The Black
Book WAS valuable, but if he couldn't find a buyer...he wasn't sure that he could use
that information safely himself.  Certainly not from a base in Andoria.  There were
enough assassins left that his survival would be measured in days, weeks at the most,
once he made his first approach.  Probably not in Osksi, either.  They were the
enemies of Andoria, but they had their own code of honor and nothing but disgust for
a traitor, which is how they'd see him.  He reconsidered his original plan, to take
the Book to the Karnhorns, then shook his head.  Better to leave them out of it.
They had no honor at all, and if someone--Kaliv Jhuizkhal of Kurukar, for example--
decided he wanted the Black Book, he would simply order Peranis' death and take it.
     Which meant staying in Skaithvarn.  But not in Istoreth, apparently.  Well,
there must be someone, some prince of a small kingdom who would like to increase his
power.  Maybe a prince with a daughter he could marry.  Yes, that had appeal.
     With renewed confidence in his glorious future, the assassin set out for the
waterfront.  He would find a boat to take him south along the peninsula, to one of
the other kingdoms.

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 232): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 465): THE ARDIVENTI CHEF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 465): TIGER JIM of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 458): SARGENT SUGAR of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 454): VIKING of SAVAGES (Tarzan, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 455): GLORY of DARKENED PRIDE (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 455): R'AKA of THE DREADLANDS (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 451): VALLISNERIA of THE GREENHOUSE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 416): BIRDBRAIN of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 410): GWYN AP NUDD of CAER SIDHE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 402): VEERS of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 179): MERADI of KING AND COUNTRY (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 314): CROW of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 304): MIDNIGHT RAMBLER of WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): KING TEC of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 350): PRIMUS BOUND of SUPERIOR FORCES from ZENSU (Manager)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 232): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 465): none
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 465): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 458): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 454): none
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 455): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 455): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 451): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 416): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 410): BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 402): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 179): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 314): SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 304): WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): none
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 350): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 232): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
                           BETHUNES of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
               (turn 231): WEIRD WILLIAM of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 465): THE ARDIVENTI CHEF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
                               HITCHING POST of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
                               PIOTR WYSMYK of 'CROSSED UP (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 465): TIGER JIM of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
              (turn 464): BEAVIS of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 458): DEAF SMITH of THE ZOO (Morris, mgr.)
               (turn 457): MAJOR MUFFINS of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
                           SANDY of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 453): DOMINIK HASEK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 454): DEADMAN of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 451): FUNKY ELVIS of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 415): JUDAS PRIEST of THAT 80'S METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 314): BAKY PARFUM of OGRES ARE US (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 304): MIDNIGHT RAMBLER of WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): CENTURION of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
                             BARRETT of DARQUE FORCES IV (Master Darque, mgr.)
                 (turn 133): BEER of STUFF I BROUGHT (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Dear Aruak City,

It is time for me to move on, and much sooner than I was led to believe!  Now the
greatest goal of my life has been attained and I cannot wait for what is next.  Best
of luck to all of you.

Sebastian the Ardiventi Chef

Manager's Note:  Shortly after the end of the unlawful occupation of our city, a
close friend of mine asked me to give Sebastian a chance to become a Lord Protector.
His only goal was to get to the Isle, so I called upon the finest strikers I knew to
train him well.  Looking at the results now, it pleases me that their efforts were
not wasted.  At only 26 FE, I am a bit surprised that his invite comes now.
Previously, I have not had a tourney warrior receive their invite in less than 28 FE
(with all other requirements already met).

The Ardiventi Chef is:  15-3-8-17-17-7-17, striker, normal endurance, great damage,
HA, HI/MO, init skills.  He doesn't yet know it, but his career as a gladiator is not
yet over.

Generalissimo Puerco

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ARUAK CITY to 
see what's new.  Too bad, U.B.O.S.M., but KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE was just too good to be 
stopped.  PATRONAS VERITAS had like a really albendranius week!  Those hunks got a 
3-2-0 and wound up as 12th team!  I couldn't believe it.  Did 'CROSSED UP really go 
up by 12?  If only those guys didn't have so may missing teeth...  Gross!  SINCE 
YOU'RE GONE had like a really albendranius week!  Those hunks got a 3-2-0 and wound 
up as 16th team!  I couldn't believe it.  Did CONSORTIUM CRAP really go up by 14?  If 
only those guys didn't have so may missing teeth...  Gross!  See if I even talk to 
any of those losers in SCARLET KNIGHTS again!  Didja see where they got 2-3-0?  
Somebody musta won a lotta fights!  One team deserves special mention 'cause they 
moved up 9 after going 4-0-0.  Keep it up, GIRO PELETON!  CHIVAL-R-US went in so 
confident and came out so sad.  But if I got a 0-5-0 my first time, I wouldn't be 
throwing any major parties either.  MVP award for THERESA FLAMESTRIKE?  KNIGHTS OF 
VIRTUE's proud of her after beating BACK-DOOR ANGEL and getting 27 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  BOOTLEG PATCHWORK's match with DANIEL JUSTICEBLADE cost him 
a loss of 42 points!  Like, LUKARIAN LAMORAK must be pretty gutsy!  He challenged the 
Duelmaster from GERFEL'S FRIENDS.  Does this guy have a death wish or what!  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  THE ARDIVENTI CHEF stopped LUKARIAN LAMORAK dead 
in his tracks!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  
They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  THE WAY OF VIRTUE was the most 
avoided team.  Is a 30-46-1 record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors 
are CANNIBALZ?  THE WAY OF VIRTUE, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get 
them to accept an invitation!  Can CARNIVAL's NUGATORY be more popular than me?  He 
was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  I'm not so sure SERENITY knew 
all the facts when she challenged DREIHDENSMURF of U.B.O.S.M..  I saw SERENITY 
stumbling and dribbling at The Victory Tavern last week...  SERENITY lost to 
DREIHDENSMURF, but she got 2 points.  DREIHDENSMURF won, and got 9 points.  I don't 
get it.  Ooh!  Did VAJRA VALMEJAR really know what she was doing when she challenged 
HITCHING POST?  A 10-8-0 speaks volumes.  (Zontoni said that.  I don't know what it 
means.) Do you think VAJRA VALMEJAR knew something before she challenged HITCHING 
POST?  She got a win and 23 points.  What will the gal do next?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey!  Quit laughing!  Just because PIOTR WYSMYK had 14-14-0 was no 
reason for 'CROSSED UP to send him to the Dark Arena!  Stop it!  Pinch me, I must be 
dreaming!!!  MAKKON returns from the Dark Arena, maybe a "little upset" at his 
NIGHT'S GUARDIANS teammates...  I hear KNIGHTS OF GLORY sent UTHER PENDRAGON to the 
Dark Arena.  What, is that like not well-lit, or what?  Hey, warriors get killed by 
other warriors, not by their manager sending them to the Dark Arena.  What's wrong 
with UTHER PENDRAGON's 9-4-2, KNIGHTS OF GLORY?  What if they had a fight and nobody 
showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  ARUAK CITY is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TALIA GREENBOLT 4882         13   2  2   153       KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARRY POTTER 4497            19  10  0   130       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 DREIHDENSMURF 4821           18   8  0   115       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
-BROCCOLI CASSEROLE 5040       8   3  0   109       TURKEY DAY MASSACRE (460)
-RON WEASLEY 4500             20  10  0   100       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 JUGHEAD 4188                 15  52  0    97       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 GLLEELLMANN 4514             18   7  0    96       CARNIVAL (379)
 SEGALLION SUNDANCER 4600     13  11  1    96       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 VAJRA VALMEJAR 4928          10   8  0    96       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 DANIEL JUSTICEBLADE 4688     18  13  0    95       KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)
 ORION ORANGE 4524            18  12  0    93       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 LUKARIAN LAMORAK 4841        15   8  0    93       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 BART WELLENS 4848            12   6  0    91       'CROSSED UP (399)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INGRATE WHITE CREEP 4377      9   3  0    89       CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
 SUMTHING PAINFUL 4735        14  16  0    86       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
-KIM COURAGEBLADE 4704        11   7  0    85       THE WAY OF VIRTUE (432)
-NEVILLE 4498                 15  14  1    84       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 BOOTLEG PATCHWORK 4660       18  11  2    81       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-DRAGULA 4942                 15   6  0    81       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
-SUPERBEAST 4943              10  11  1    72       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
 NUBIAN GOD 4933               9   7  0    72       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 SERENITY 4449                10   4  0    70       CANNIBALZ (383)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALAMANDER 5192              13   5  2    65       VELVET GREEN (475)
 THE GREAT SAMARITAN 4782     11  13  0    65       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-REQUIEM 4472                  7   6  0    64       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
-WARCHANT 4470                 4   1  0    63       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
-TRAK FLAM 4697                6   3  0    62       THE WAY OF VIRTUE (432)
 MARTIN DERGANC 5027           7   1  0    61       GIRO PELETON (436)
 VICTOR O'TOOLE 5204           5   1  0    61       KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)
 CHINESE HABU 4986             5   5  0    60       ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)
 MAKKON 5178                   9   5  1    59       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
-LOWELL DARNO 4594            15  12  0    58       IMMORTALS (85)
 FRED WEASLEY 4956             8   2  0    58       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 IVAN DEERSTALKER 5210         8   6  0    57       KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)
 SAVOLDELLI 4967               5   2  1    57       GIRO PELETON (436)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THERESA FLAMESTRIKE 5033      4   4  0    54       KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)
-ANGEL EYES 3781               6   5  1    51       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 THAAR HAMARHAND 5209          9   5  1    49       KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)
 ZLATINA ANGUELOVA 4856        9  14  0    49       TUFT TUGGERS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RICK DERRIS 4932             11   5  0    48       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 KEDRO 4871                   10  12  0    48       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 LAND OF FLUSH 4373            5   8  0    48       CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
 LORD BENNETT 4974             6   0  0    47       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 HIRO JHAN TRI 5203            4   1  2    47       KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)
-KAZIN REDWIND 4689            5  10  0    45       THE WAY OF VIRTUE (432)
-SLIP STREAM 3800              5   4  0    44       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 TONY MCALPINE 4948            8   8  0    43       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-ENBALMER 4939                 9  10  1    42       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992          7   5  0    42       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 NILA SUNDANCER 4872           7  15  0    40       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-BIG LOU 4971                  5   1  0    40       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 BACK-DOOR ANGEL 5198         10   6  1    37       VELVET GREEN (475)
 CRISSY 4993                   6   5  1    37       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 LONNIE JOHNSON 4965           9   5  0    36       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 TRACII GUNS 5010              6   5  0    36       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 ANN GRANDE 4991               7   3  0    34       'CROSSED UP (399)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YO-HO-HO 4865                 9   6  0    33       CARNIVAL (379)
 NUGATORY 4867                 6  10  0    33       CARNIVAL (379)
 TATIANA SEASPRITE 4951        7   8  0    32       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 CREATURE 4532                 5   3  0    31       CANNIBALZ (383)
-WILLIAM BROWN 4781            5   4  0    31       THE WAY OF VIRTUE (432)
 FUZZBALL 5101                 2   0  0    31       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 STEEL MONKEY 5196             4   3  0    30       VELVET GREEN (475)
 ALAN HOLDSWORTH 4949          4  12  0    28       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 REND 5050                     4   3  0    28       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
-DARIUSZ GIL 5028              4   2  0    27       'CROSSED UP (399)
 BRUCE ALMIGHTY 5003           3   1  2    27       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
-IVY 4972                      4   3  0    26       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 FANCY 5058                    3   3  0    26       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
 DOUBLE JOINTER 4887           6   6  0    25       CARNIVAL (379)
 PERNAK 4333                   5   0  0    25       SEER KING (402)
-RUM RUNNER 4529               3   1  0    25       BARHOPPERS (420)
 MAKING HATS 5096              3   1  0    24       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
-GRAND MARNIER 4525            3   2  0    24       BARHOPPERS (420)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 2XZ 5002                      2   2  1    23       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
-ROYAL OZ 4375                 2   6  0    22       CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
 LAISH 4352                    3   1  1    21       SEER KING (402)
 LINERGES 4334                 3   2  0    21       SEER KING (402)
 WARRIOR 1 4894                2   3  0    20       TOURNEY TEAM II (448)
 T.S. QUINT 5020               4   6  0    19       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 NEEDLE NOSE 3360              5   3  0    18       PETE'S PIKES (336)
-JIOR SPIRITBLADE 4780         3   6  1    16       THE WAY OF VIRTUE (432)
 PENELOPE 4658                 3   2  0    16       CANNIBALZ (383)
-STONEFACE 5100                3   0  0    15       IMMORTALS (85)
 JUNIOR 1 5092                 2   0  0    15       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 GARZELLI 5119                 1   1  0    15       GIRO PELETON (436)
 BRANFORD HAWKE 5077           4   1  0    13       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 FUR 5098                      2   0  0    13       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
 LOOKING AT 5094               2   0  0    12       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
 KILLA KUPCAKE 5122            1   2  0    12       CARNIVAL (379)
 STRATEGERY 5093               1   1  0    12       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 ENRON 5213                    1   0  0    12       SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)
-#1 STUNNA 5152                1   0  0    12       MENS REA (471)
 TALKHIS 5143                  1   1  0    11       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 DISCO 5111                    1   1  0    11       SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)
 BEEHIVE HAIRDOO 5212          1   0  0    11       SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)
 RANDY RHOADS 5053             2   4  0    10       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-CAPSTER 5071                  2   2  0    10       IMMORTALS (85)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BODEL 4970                    1   3  0    10       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-BARMAID-PALMS-TIP 5165        1   0  0    10       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
-BUDDHA-BELCHES 5164           1   0  0    10       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
-CANTICLE 4473                 2   2  0     9       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
 ANDRIS NAUDUZS 5118           2   0  0     8       GIRO PELETON (436)
 KUPFERNAGEL 5067              1   1  0     8       'CROSSED UP (399)
 PRESIDENT CHIMP 5091          1   1  0     8       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 BULLETPROOF MONK 4999         0   4  0     8       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
 CONTINENTAL 5146              2   0  0     7       KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)
 GNIMWIT 5139                  2   0  0     7       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 DETRICH WILLIAMS 5223         1   0  0     7       KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)
 TROY 5081                     1   3  0     6       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-DAMASTES 4331                 1   3  0     6       SEER KING (402)
 DARTH PRETZEL 5089            1   1  0     6       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
-FERONA HEARTFUL 5099          1   2  0     5       IMMORTALS (85)
-TAI-CHIHUAHUA 5163            1   0  0     5       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
-LAMENTATION 4795              1   0  0     5       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
-FUGUE 4469                    0   5  0     5       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
 CRUSADER JOE 5090             1   1  0     4       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 PIKES PETE 5148               1   1  0     4       PETE'S PIKES (336)
 SMALL POTATOES 5149           1   1  0     4       PETE'S PIKES (336)
 FUROR 5142                    1   1  0     4       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 POLYESTER 5107                1   1  0     4       SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)
 LETHANDER 5140                1   1  0     4       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 FUG 5166                      1   1  0     4       CANNIBALZ (383)
 EVA 5045                      0   3  0     3       CANNIBALZ (383)
 TEDDY BEAR 5103               0   2  0     2       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 ERITHE ENDIREDRE 5141         0   2  0     2       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 JELLY BABY 5105               0   2  0     2       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
-KAMIKAZI 4526                 0   2  0     2       BARHOPPERS (420)
 WINDBREAK 5167                0   2  0     2       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 GUMDROP 5104                  0   2  0     2       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 VIRT-U-MATIC 5156             0   1  0     1       CHIVAL-R-US (472)
-PANDEMIC 5151                 0   1  0     1       MENS REA (471)
-HOOK ECHO 5155                0   1  0     1       MENS REA (471)
-MISMOSH 5144                  0   1  0     1       IMMORTALS (85)
-TOM COLLINS 4528              0   1  0     1       BARHOPPERS (420)
-STAR CRUSHER 5154             0   1  0     1       MENS REA (471)
-TITANIUM 5137                 0   1  0     1       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 40OZ VIRTUE GULP 5160         0   1  0     1       CHIVAL-R-US (472)
 SPICY VIRTUE SNAK 5159        0   1  0     1       CHIVAL-R-US (472)
-BECKS 4527                    0   1  0     1       BARHOPPERS (420)
 CORKED BAT SAMMY 5191         0   1  0     1       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-FUNK-SHUI 5161                0   1  0     1       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
 SKOAL VIR-CHEW TM 5158        0   1  0     1       CHIVAL-R-US (472)
-LIMP 5153                     0   1  0     1       MENS REA (471)
 BIG BAG O' VIRTUE 5157        0   1  0     1       CHIVAL-R-US (472)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAPTURED ORC 476       0  1 0   1                   HIRO JHAN TRI 5203    466 NONE    
PIOTR WYSMYK 4595     14 15 0 'CROSSED UP 399       WURM KIN 495          466 NONE    
FUZZY LUMPKIN 5147     0  2 0 BEAVERS ARE FOR 464   BLACK ORC 488         466 NONE    
DAM BUILDING 5097      0  2 0 BEAVERS ARE FOR 464   PROTOGENES 5088       464 NONE    
BLACK ORC 488          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          MAKKON 5178           466 NONE    
UTHER PENDRAGON 5208   9  5 2 KNIGHTS OF GLORY 476  BANDIT PRINCE 493     466 NONE    
MORPHEUS 5174          3  4 0 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 474 BLACK ORC 488         466 NONE    
GIANTBAIT 5171         0  1 0 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 474 SPYMASTER 490         466 NONE    
VAMPED AGAIN! 5169     0  1 0 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 474 SPYMASTER 490         466 NONE    
DROW OUTCAST 5170      0  1 0 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 474 SHEWISH GIANT 489     466 NONE    
DA 5 5221              0  1 0 PETE'S PIKES 336      SPYMASTER 490         466 NONE    
GAGONG 5150            0  1 0 PETE'S PIKES 336      LAISH 4352            465         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PROTOGENES 5215        0  1 0 SEER KING 402         DEVELLAN JARA 491     466 NONE    
PROTOGENES 5088        1  2 1 SEER KING 402         2XZ 5002              465         
DA IV 5214             0  1 0 SINCE YOU'RE GONE 466 WURM KIN 495          466 NONE    
BABY DUCK 5102         1  1 0 SNUGGLEBUNNIES 465    BRUCE ALMIGHTY 5003   466         
LAIBACH 5145           0  2 0 TUFT TUGGERS 305      BANDIT PRINCE 493     466 NONE    
ABEGAIL LACOUR 4879   11  8 0 TUFT TUGGERS 305      TALIA GREENBOLT 4882  465         
ATOMIC CHUCK 5059      1  5 0 U.B.O.S.M. 82         WURM KIN 495          466 NONE    
AFTER IMAGE 5193       0  1 0 VELVET GREEN 475      SPYMASTER 490         466 NONE    
VULGAR 5138            1  1 0 VIEW ASKEW 453        BLACK ORC 488         466 NONE    
BUBBLES 5087           1  2 0 WAR-C-KERS 345        BRUCE ALMIGHTY 5003   465         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nubian God -- I obviously needed that defense skill...too bad you couldn't teach me
more than one. -- Chinese Habu

Zlatina -- Sure, let's give it another go.  I won't challenge you this time since
you're (barely) below me, but we can make arrangements next turn.  I'll only be here
two more turns so we have to do it next turn. -- Chinese Habu

Gen. Puerco -- LOL...well, I would like to say I feel sorry for the guy, but I can't
bring myself to feel it after the repeated pummelings my poor warriors were subjected
to at his expense.  I hope you both enjoy reading the whiffle crits...at least
they're entertaining. :) -- Ivy

Immortals -- Forgive us for that down challenge.  It was a case of not paying
attention and filling out strategy sheets at the same time. -- The Big Beaver manager
of Beavers are for

Lucrocians Extreme -- In one turn you manage to down challenge, kill two future
protectors of the gate and cause an established manager to leave this arena!  I came
to this arena because I didn't think actions like that would happen here.  If the
citizens of Aruak allow things like this continue we will look for a new home. --
Beavers

War-C-Kers -- Our condolences on your loss.  May the barbarian responsible pay
dearly! -- Beavers

Aruak -- 'Tis a pleasure to be here in your wonderful city!  The emotion it brings to
see you all is simply indescribable.  We look forward to many exciting contests with
the fair gladiators of Aruak! -- Thaad Trueoak, manager of the Snugglebunnies

Branford Hawke -- Well done, O mighty tugger!  You are a stupendous opponent; 'twas a
pleasure being skewered by you! -- Gumdrop

Fur -- Good show!  I must apologize for my pitiful performance in our duel.  You are
obviously the superior fighter.  I hope my ineptitude did not offend thee. -- Jelly
Baby

Titanium -- Well played, good sir!  You almost had me! -- Fuzzball

Lethander -- A lucky hit, my good man.  Surely you would win the rematch. -- Baby
Duck

Gnimwit -- My deepest apologies for wasting your valuable time, sir.  Next time I
shall simply stab myself and end the fight more quickly. -- Teddy Bear

Are you a decent person?  Tired of paying too much and getting products that are
laden with moral turpitude?  Well if you're lily-white, why are you being taken to
the cleaners?!  Chival-R-Us (tm) is proud to announce the grand opening of Alastari's
first discount virtue superstore, right here at ground zero of the morality craze,

Aruak City.  From the same people who first brought morality to the convenience
industry with Honor Depot (tm) and The Decency Shack (tm), Chival-R-Us (tm) is now
open to serve all your virtue needs--and at rock-bottom virt-u-tastic (tm) prices!

Lowell -- Finally somebody who teaches faster than I lose!  Thank you. -- Segallion

Serenity -- Aw crap!  Can't you teach ME like that?! -- Zlatina

Gumdrop -- Piece of cake.  I think I'll nibble on you for my luncheon dessert! --
Branford

Talia Greenbolt -- No comment.  You just get the bird! -- Tankesh
P.S.  And the official title of 'Killer'....

Street Legal -- Sweet.... -- Tankesh

Tony McAlpine -- Nothing is sure until it is over. -- Segallion

The Chef is on his way.  Congratulations! -- Tankesh

All -- We've had our third 'Crossed Up graduate!  Piotr Wysmyk is:  9(1)-16-13-15-10-
5-17 AB.  Faves:  FI, Mo/Mo, Init learn.  Overall, he had a good career, though the
only reason he had one at all was his 6-3 rookie tourney last spring.  He'll be
retired to Home Guard. -- Dr. Mabuse, 'Crossed Up

Tuft Tuggers -- RIP Abegail. -- Gerfel's Friends

Darkfist -- Oh, you speak Kannish!  Bueno! -- Generalissimo Puerco

Hanibal -- Welcome back again.  Please stick around. -- Generalissimo Puerco

Street Legal -- Sure, I agree with your intentions completely.  While no new player
deserves to be chased out of the game, they do occasionally need to receive an
educational thumping to show them their place.  My biggest complaint about Space
Ghost's conduct was not what he did in the arena but what he did out of the game, on
the RT.  He did not know enough to keep the controversy in the newsletter, and that
most irritated me. -- Generalissimo Puerco

Adie, Carny -- Thanks for the kind words and advice. -- Ardiventi Chef

All -- Wow, it has been 10+ years since Aruak has been this large!  This is very
exciting for me to see Aruak City so prosperous.  I can only hope that some of you
new arrivals are here for more than short term tournament development. --
Generalissimo Puerco

Orion Orange -- Just as well you forced me to drop that stupid quarterstaff.  It
isn't my idea of a manly weapon at all.  I now know that I favor the impressive,
masculine maul.  MUCH better. -- Hitching Post, still stunned at his graduation

We are all stunned at Hitch's graduation.  This basher is 15-3-16-9-15-15-11.  He's
very frail but does great damage, in other words, he can dish it out, but he can't
take it.  His favorites are the maul, very high/moderate. -- Leeta

Savodelli -- I was defeated by a SAUSAGE from the deli?  Outrageous! -- Nila
Sundancer

Ann Grande -- Thank the gods you fell when you did, I was afraid I might kill you
quite unintentionally. -- Kedro

The Ardiventi Chef -- Wow, I was in a title fight!  That's amazing.  I am totally
honored, and he even liked my cheese sauce with garlic and oregano!  He's a great
fellow, very polite. -- Jughead

Buddha-Belches -- (impressed look)  I never heard anyone belch in three-part harmony
before.  That's great art! -- Windbreak

Gods, we'll never hear the end of it now, and I did NOT mean his name in that way! --
Leeta

Ardiventi Chef -- I'm going, I'm going. -- Hitch

G. Puerco -- Re Wuss:  It happens.  I'm tempted to bloodfeud, as I have done that 
twice in Zorpunt in the last two weeks and a day.  (two different deaths, dammit, I
hate recruiting)  Odd feeling, but satisfying in some ways. -- Leeta
P.S.  Especially in the stunned reaction of the manager on the receiving end of the
first bloodfeud!
P.P.S.  It wasn't personal, but a totally different manager in a different arena had
just annoyed me by telling me that as a Commission employee, I wasn't supposed to be
competitive.  This is news to me!  I was advised not to go out of my way to kill
other people's warriors, but that was all.
P.P.P.S.  I get a little unpredictable when I'm annoyed.

Alan Holdsworth -- You know, with Leeta so stirred up, I might get a strategy change
this summer! -- Kedro

Carny -- To answer your question of the day, no.  Or perhaps, it depends on whether
you mean a record high or a record low.  In alternate universe T-3794, in Aruak City
on turn 464, the fifth place team had a movement of 31 points.  The team in question
was the County Fair (383.2). -- Leeta

Yo-Ho-Ho -- What sanity? -- Nila Sundancer

Congratulations to my fellow graduates!  For the Shuttle trip to the Isle, I'll bring
the beer if someone else can produce the snacks. -- Hitch

Funk Shui -- Well, so my first contact here in Aruak City turns out to be a faux-
martial art practitioner...well met!  Though it is no surprise that you were overcome
by my salty goodness, it was nearly enough to overwhelm the High Lord of the reality-
plane from whence I originate...it is said that the trauma of his face striking the
padded floor of his inner sanctem woke him from a daze, instigated by my delicious
assault.  Someday I shall return, and a final assault shall be engaged...and that
cruel pretender will fall. -- Darth Pretzel

Mismosh -- Good dueling, my adversary!  While you hardly made a good attack, I
forsee...we...better days for you, at least.... -- Crusader Joe

Fuzzy Lumpkin -- Hardly could you have known I was to be your adversary, yet still
your name is of a nature which offends me through each fibre of my being!  Is it
precognition?  Witchery?  Fateful sabotage?  Whatever the source of your fetid
moniker...you chill me.  I may be forced to call upon the supreme powers of...my
Father!! -- Junior 1

Penelope -- You may make solstice in your transitory victorinality...the next time it
shall fall beyond your mortal grasping, for the ways of my planning are beyond even
the greatest of military schemery.  Beware...your days are numerical. -- Strategery

Capster -- Faast!  Fast-fast...oh-oh-oh-ooooOOOO!  AHH!!  AHH!  AHH!!  *scratch-
scratch*  Condoleeza, where's that coffee? -- President Chimp

Bootleg -- A shocking and amazing challenge.  No one challenges me.  Don't you know I
am GLLEELLMANN spelled  with four 'L's'? -- GLLEELLMANN

     Those are some powerful 'L's' too! -- Ed.

Kazin -- Amazing!  Amazing! -- Yo-Ho-Ho

Fred Weasley -- Unfair!  Unfair! -- Nugatory

Stoveface -- You ruined my streak. -- Kupcake

Bad Heir, Shaolin-ish -- Welcome!  Do well! -- Carny

Snugglebunnies, Patrowas -- Welcome to Aruak City. -- Carny

Since Gone, Men's Red -- This is the place. -- Carny, Carnival

Consortium Crap -- Who left the gates unlocked? -- Carny

Bubbles -- 'Tis sad!  'Tis sad! -- Carny

Abegail Lacour -- Our salute!  A vet is lost. -- Carny

Jior -- I guess it's true; those who cannot learn, teach. -- Creative

Zlatina -- I wish I could be consistent with that weapon. -- Serenity

Strateam -- Pretty potent weapon, wouldn't you agree? -- Penelope

Disco -- Sorry, but I gotta even the odds somehow. -- Fug

Furor -- Odds breaker! -- Eva

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
     USA
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

4 June 2003
                 ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
Slaughterhouse.
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

26 June 2003
All -- Would you be willing to proxy my lunger Ganglare at the Face-to-Face?  He's
fighting in the champions tourney.  Thanks.  Write:  Michael Rogers #25335-013, PO
Box 6000, Florence, Co 81226 -- Skullagrim

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PIOTR WYSMYK was barely slain by WURM KIN in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAKKON narrowly killed BLACK ORC in a exciting 6 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
UTHER PENDRAGON was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
MORPHEUS was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
ATOMIC CHUCK was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
FUZZY LUMPKIN was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
LAIBACH was executed by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
VULGAR was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
GIANTBAIT was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
PROTOGENES was slaughtered by DEVELLAN JARA in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
VAMPED AGAIN! was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
DA IV was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA 5 was executed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
DROW OUTCAST was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
AFTER IMAGE was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
LUKARIAN LAMORAK was devastated by THE ARDIVENTI CHEF in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
SERENITY was devastated by DREIHDENSMURF in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
VAJRA VALMEJAR overpowered HITCHING POST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SUMTHING PAINFUL slimly lost to GLLEELLMANN in a 8 minute expert's Challenge duel.
TRACII GUNS was outwaited by RICK DERRIS in a tiring 13 minute Challenge brawl.
THE GREAT SAMARITAN overpowered TONY MCALPINE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
NIXIE SEASPRITE was luckily beaten by MARTIN DERGANC in a 3 minute Challenge match.
ZLATINA ANGUELOVA was overpowered by CHINESE HABU in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
ALAN HOLDSWORTH was devastated by LAND OF FLUSH in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
TATIANA SEASPRITE outwaited LINERGES in a 7 minute Challenge match.
REND was viciously subdued by NILA SUNDANCER in a 2 minute gory Challenge contest.
T.S. QUINT was subdued by CREATURE in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
NEEDLE NOSE lost to FANCY in a 2 minute Challenge match.
DARTH PRETZEL was overpowered by ANN GRANDE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GARZELLI savagely defeated CRUSADER JOE in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge match.
FUR overcame BULLETPROOF MONK in a action packed 1 minute Challenge bout.
PRESIDENT CHIMP savagely defeated EVA in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge competition.
POLYESTER was overpowered by NUGATORY in a 4 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FUZZBALL handily defeated BRANFORD HAWKE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LOOKING AT subdued RANDY RHOADS in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
KUPFERNAGEL beat TROY in a 1 minute novice's Challenge bout.
TALIA GREENBOLT handily defeated ORION ORANGE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
JUGHEAD was overpowered by SEGALLION SUNDANCER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BOOTLEG PATCHWORK was beaten by DANIEL JUSTICEBLADE in a 2 minute veteran's fray.
INGRATE WHITE CREEP subdued SALAMANDER in a 2 minute bloody match.
BART WELLENS demolished IVAN DEERSTALKER in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
THAAR HAMARHAND was vanquished by NUBIAN GOD in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
VICTOR O'TOOLE demolished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven competition.
SAVOLDELLI overpowered CRISSY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LORD BENNETT outwaited YO-HO-HO in a unpopular 17 minute duel.
BACK-DOOR ANGEL was demolished by THERESA FLAMESTRIKE in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
FRED WEASLEY devastated MAKING HATS in a 2 minute mismatched match.
KEDRO unbelievably bested STEEL MONKEY in a 1 minute conflict.
LONNIE JOHNSON subdued 2XZ in a popular 3 minute match.
HIRO JHAN TRI murdered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.
BRUCE ALMIGHTY executed BABY DUCK in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
WARRIOR 1 overcame PIKES PETE in a exciting 2 minute brutal duel.
DOUBLE JOINTER viciously subdued GUMDROP in a slow 7 minute veteran vs. novice bout.
GNIMWIT slimly won victory over FUG in a tiresome 31 minute bloody amateur's contest.
LETHANDER savagely defeated SKOAL VIR-CHEW TM in a slow 8 minute amateur's battle.
ERITHE ENDIREDRE was demolished by ENRON in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
FUROR was viciously subdued by STRATEGERY in a action packed 3 minute novice's bout.
TALKHIS overpowered CORKED BAT SAMMY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
KILLA KUPCAKE handily defeated SPICY VIRTUE SNAK in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
CONTINENTAL outlasted BIG BAG O' VIRTUE in a tiresome 21 minute beginner's fight.
ANDRIS NAUDUZS outwaited VIRT-U-MATIC in a popular 7 minute bloody amateur's battle.
SMALL POTATOES was defeated by LAISH in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
DISCO demolished 40OZ VIRTUE GULP in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JELLY BABY was beaten by DETRICH WILLIAMS in a 3 minute novice's fight.
TEDDY BEAR was overpowered by JUNIOR 1 in a 1 minute uneven melee.
WINDBREAK was overpowered by BEEHIVE HAIRDOO in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided battle.
PENELOPE was luckily beaten by PERNAK in a exciting 6 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  24         TOTAL PARRY       85 -  48 -  3      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 22         PARRY-STRIKE      26 -  24 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     17         PARRY-RIPOSTE     29 -  32 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  25 -  4      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         LUNGING ATTACK    81 -  99 -  7      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  32 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         AIMED BLOW        25 -  32 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         PARRY-LUNGE       26 -  35 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   58 -  83 -  5      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         WALL OF STEEL     38 -  62 -  1      38  |

Turn 466 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       13 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  6         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK    14 - 10     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  7         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    7 - 15         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              AIMED BLOW         2 -  6         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TALIA GREENBOLT 4882       13   2  2  153 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DREIHDENSMURF 4821         18   8  0  115 U.B.O.S.M. (82)
PARRY-LUNGE      SEGALLION SUNDANCER 4600   13  11  1   96 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
STRIKING ATTACK  VAJRA VALMEJAR 4928        10   8  0   96 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
WALL OF STEEL    DANIEL JUSTICEBLADE 4688   18  13  0   95 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ORION ORANGE 4524          18  12  0   93 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUKARIAN LAMORAK 4841      15   8  0   93 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
SLASHING ATTACK  BOOTLEG PATCHWORK 4660     18  11  2   81 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
BASHING ATTACK   SERENITY 4449              10   4  0   70 CANNIBALZ (383)
PARRY-STRIKE     LONNIE JOHNSON 4965         9   5  0   36 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BOOTLEG PATCHWORK 4660.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was SUMTHING PAINFUL 4735.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
VIRT-U-MATIC 5156, PENELOPE 4658, 2XZ 5002, DREIHDENSMURF 4821, GARZELLI 5119, 
WARRIOR 1 4894, STRATEGERY 5093, GLLEELLMANN 4514, TALIA GREENBOLT 4882, and SERENITY 
4449.

The least popular fighter this week was FUG 5166.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GNIMWIT 5139, BIG BAG O' VIRTUE 5157, CONTINENTAL 5146, YO-HO-HO 4865, 
LORD BENNETT 4974, RICK DERRIS 4932, TRACII GUNS 5010, LETHANDER 5140, DOUBLE JOINTER 
4887, and GUMDROP 5104.

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

HITCHING POST (11-4219) KRILL CAVALRY (374)
PIOTR WYSMYK (11-4595) 'CROSSED UP (399)
THE ARDIVENTI CHEF (11-4730) GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)