DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/11/2003    Duedate: 07/24/2003

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-467

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VAJRA VALMEJAR
SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
(11-4928) [11-8-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VAJRA VALMEJAR                 FUZZBALL
SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)          SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
(11-4928) [11-8-0,114]         (11-5101) [3-0-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BOOTLEG PATCHWORK              THERESA FLAMESTRIKE
GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)         KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)
(11-4660) [19-11-2,88]         (11-5033) [4-5-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MENS REA (471)              49
2. TUFT TUGGERS (305)          42      GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
3. SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)        37      Unchartered Team
4. CHIVAL-R-US (472)           33
5. SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)       31      BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 7*BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)     10   6  0 62.5   1/ 1 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)   9  6 1
 2/ 3 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)   93  56  3 62.4   2/ 2 VIEW ASKEW (453)          9  6 0
 3/ 2 MANIC MARVELS (456)       18  11  0 62.1   3/10*BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)     8  4 0
 4/ 4 KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)    46  29  7 61.3   4/ 4 GIRO PELETON (436)        8  4 0
 5/ 8 GIRO PELETON (436)       102  76 11 57.3   5/ 9*BAD HEIR DAY (463)        8  7 0
 6/ 6*SHAOLIN-ISH (473)          5   4  0 55.6   6/ 6 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    7  6 0
 7-10 WAR-C-KERS (345)         119  96  5 55.3   7/ 8 CARNIVAL (379)            7  7 0
 8/ 5*BAD HEIR DAY (463)         8   7  0 53.3   8/11 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        7  7 0
 9/11 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)   71  63  4 53.0   9/12*PATRONAS VERITAS (470)    7  8 0
10/12 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)  336 310 12 52.0  10/14 'CROSSED UP (399)         6  7 0
11/15 CARNIVAL (379)            63  60  0 51.2  11/24 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     6  8 0
12/14 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   566 540 16 51.2  12/ 3 U.B.O.S.M. (82)           6  8 0
13/17 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       531 529 18 50.1  13/ 7 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)  6  9 0
14/13 VELVET GREEN (475)        43  43  5 50.0  14/16*SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)   6  9 0
15/ 9*SEER KING (402)           14  14  2 50.0  15/19*LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)   5  4 4
16/37*MENS REA (471)             5   5  0 50.0  16/18*SHAOLIN-ISH (473)         5  4 0
17/33*TOURNEY TEAM II (448)      3   3  0 50.0  17/29 KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)    5  5 1
18-18 IMMORTALS (85)           755 785 60 49.0  18/35*MENS REA (471)            5  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/23 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 103 111  4 48.1  19/ 5*SEER KING (402)           5  9 1
20/20 CANNIBALZ (383)          148 160 14 48.1  20/22*SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      5  9 0
21/21 VIEW ASKEW (453)          37  40  1 48.1  21/13 CANNIBALZ (383)           5 10 0
22/29*LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)    7   8  4 46.7  22/25 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       4 11 0
23/16*PATRONAS VERITAS (470)     7   8  0 46.7  23/26 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)   3  0 0
24/24 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    189 219 10 46.3  24/17 CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)     3  3 0
25-25*BARHOPPERS (420)           6   7  0 46.2  25/28 MANIC MARVELS (456)       3  3 0
26/22 CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)     16  19  0 45.7  26-23*PETE'S PIKES (336)        3  5 0
27/26 'CROSSED UP (399)        142 169  6 45.7  27/36*CHIVAL-R-US (472)         3  7 0
28/28 U.B.O.S.M. (82)          207 261 16 44.2  28/33*TOURNEY TEAM II (448)     2  1 0
29-30 ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)     5   7  0 41.7  29-21 IMMORTALS (85)            2  3 0
30-31*PETE'S PIKES (336)        11  16  0 40.7  30-20 WAR-C-KERS (345)          2  3 0
31/32*SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)    6   9  0 40.0  31-30*BARHOPPERS (420)          1  0 0
32-34 THE WAY OF VIRTUE (432)   30  46  1 39.5  32-27 ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)    1  1 0
33/35 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      166 271  3 38.0  33-15 THE WAY OF VIRTUE (432)   1  4 0
34/36*SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)       5   9  0 35.7  34/34 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)   1  7 1
35/38*CHIVAL-R-US (472)          3   7  0 30.0  35/37 VELVET GREEN (475)        1  7 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[ Andorians Abroad #10 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Zuwayza or Somewhere Else:

     "Ah, you are awake then?"
     The voice seemed unreasonably cheerful, given the way Tankesh's head was
pounding.  It was speaking Akhaddic...of a sort.  Understandable, since it was
speaking slowly, or maybe the odd accent was becoming more familiar.  He opened his
eyes cautiously.  He was in a dimly lit room, on a sort of divan or daybed such as
the Karnhorns used.  The walls were pale above, and something simple and dark below,
painted plaster, maybe.  Plainer than the walls in any upper class Karnhorn house
he'd seen.  A two-branched candlestick of bronze provided the light.  The man sitting
beside him and holding the candlestick had the expected dark, hawk-nosed face,
typical Karnhorn.  But he was wearing an unfamiliar sort of headgear, a cap like an
inverted flowerpot, of black patterned with gold, and he had a swathe of green cloth
twisted around the base of it.
     "Where...?"
     "In the house of Taran in'Dalbi, a merchant, and fortunate for you that you
occurred here, and not in the hands of some worshipper of bloody Jakarran.  We see
few Elves here in Wazara, and most view them with deep suspicion.  Taran is a more
cosmopolitan man, however, why, he has even been to Ys!  He knows well that an Elf is
just a man, and not some dark spirit come to work harm."  The man's mouth twitched
between mustache and pointed beard.  "Very fortunate you are.  For if you had been
received next door, in the house of Zaldin in'Varash, you might be stretched on an
altar by now!"
     Tankesh frowned and tried to heave himself up on one elbow.  The room shimmied
around him alarmingly, but he could see his sword lying on a side table, which told
him that he wasn't a prisoner here.  Wherever "here" was.  "Where?" he demanded
again.
     "Ah, of course.  I was forgetting for a moment that you are a...Visitor.
Wazara, as I said, capital of Valkoril.  This is one of the most famous ports on the
Middle Sea, the last port on the Southern Shore before one comes to the Pillars of
the Sun."
     "Visitor?"
     "From another time, or another world."  The man waved one hand negligently.  "I
am no philosopher to probe into such details, but a mere physician.  But you are not
the first Visitor to come to Valkoril of late, nor even the first to visit Golden
Wazara, so once he had recovered from the shock of your arrival, Taran understood
what was happening."
     "More'n I do," Tankesh muttered.
     "This is your first experience at Traveling?  Then it is no wonder you are
confused, especially if you have known no other Travelers."  The physician tapped his
knee thoughtfully with the fingers of one hand, then nodded.  "Very well, then, let
me see if I can explain--so far as my understanding goes.  The worlds that sprang
forth from the First Cause are as numerous as the grains of sand in Southern Waste,
as like and as different from each other as such grains may be.  When the wind swirls
over the Waste, grains of sand may strike one another, move from one place to lie in
different company, whatever metaphor you wish."  His fingers flicked in a dismissing
gesture.  "At such times of contact, Travel becomes possible, by will or by chance--
in your case, I assume that it must have been chance."  He raised an eyebrow
inquiringly.
     Tankesh started to nod and thought better of it.  "Yes.  The woman with me, what
happened to her?"
     The man shrugged.  "When you fell, you lost your grip on her hand.  At once, the
road that you had Traveled together split.  I do not know whether she would return to
the world where your journey began, or go on to some other on her own."
     Someone tapped on the door to the room.
     The doctor rose at once and crossed to it, opening it a hands' breadth.  "What
news, Taran?"
     "The worst, Russem!  We must get rid of the fellow at once!"  The man in the
hallway had a gasping voice, or in the grip of strong emotion.  "Zaldin's pet
astrologer has worked out that there was an Occurrence, and he knows I must be
harboring a Visitor!"
     "Say rather, he suspects it, Taran.  But you are correct, the Visitor cannot
remain here any longer, unless he wishes to decorate an altar to Jakarran."  The
doctor glanced over his shoulder at Tankesh.  "We have neither the knowledge nor the
power to return you to your original world, but we shall send you to one who may
help.  But you must go at once, without delay--"
     A deep drumming sound echoed through the house.
     "That will be the Sultan's men--or the Temple Guards, even!--at the door," the
merchant muttered.  "I dare not refuse them entry."

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #11 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Sailing to Skaithvarn:

     The wind dropped at the end of the first day and didn't pick up the next morning
as expected.  The ship just sat still in the water--as far as Raoul and Jeri could
tell--with its sails flapping limply.
     "In a logical world," Jeri muttered, "if the wind stopped blowing AGAINST us,
we'd be able to make progress."
     Raoul grinned.  "Not much logic here, doll!"  He glanced toward Goff and
sobered.  "I just wish he'd stop looking so worried...."
     Berdan, the ex-assassin, who had vanished into his cabin as the wind dropped,
now reappeared.  He had some sort of small brass box in his hand.  "We're in
trouble," he announced quietly.
     Before the Fratsfan could elaborate on that, Goff came toward them from the
steering area, and he looked more worried than Berdan.  "We're in trouble," he said.
"We're lost--"
     "How can we be lost?" Jeri demanded, her voice rising.  She looked around
anxiously.  The water looked much the same in every direction.  The sky had the kind
of thin, milky overcast that turned it to a sheet of glaring white, with no one
direction obviously brighter than another.  "The Trier's not that wide, can't we just
sail west until we come to Skaithvarn, and then figure out whether we're north or
south of Istoreth?"
     "Tell me which way's west, and I'll do it--even if I have to row," Goff said.
     "Ah."  Berdan nodded and held out his brass box, which they could now see was a
compass.  Or had been a compass.  The needle under the glass dome swung lazily around
and around, though the ship was not moving.  "I presume your ship's compass is now as
useless as this?"
     "Yeah," Goff admitted.  "It--"
     There was a sort of ripple in the air, not something to be seen, but only felt
as a shiver across their skin.  The compass needle whirled and steadied, indicating
north as being to the right of the ship.  A breeze from the north ruffled the surface
of the water.  Goff's two crew members leaped to adjust the sails.
     "Can you explain any of this?" Raoul asked.
     "No, but it's happened before," Goff said grimly.  "There've been reports of
this kind of thing--becalmed and the compass doesn't work, then eventually the wind
and the north come back.  And some ships have been lost entirely, like maybe they
never did get their bearings back--"
     "And KNOWING this, you still set out to sail to Skaithvarn?  Are you CRAZY?"
Jeri demanded.
     "What should we do, cower in our houses and wait for the Grey Witch to make
everything safe again?" the manager demanded.  "One ship in twenty, maybe, has
reported losing the north for a while.  Only one in...a hundred, or maybe more has
failed to come back.  It's a gamble, but heck, LIFE is a gamble."
     One of the crewmen had climbed to the very top of the mast and was examining the
horizons with a spyglass.  "Land ahead!" he reported.  "Looks like the Volarbyn
okay!"
     At Raoul's questioning glance, Goff said, "Highlands just north of Istoreth."
     "Ship coming from the north," the lookout added.  "I don't recognize her
shape...."  He continued to stare northward through the spyglass.
     "And that's the flip side of the problem," Goff said as he headed for the
steering area.  "Somebody getting lost from the Other Side, wherever that is.
Sometimes they act like pirates.  We may have a fight on our hands."

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 232): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 466): TALIA GREENBOLT of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (JRK, 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 455): 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 417): KLUMSY TUMBLES of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 411): GWYN AP NUDD of CAER SIDHE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 403): VEERS of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 180): MERADI of KING AND COUNTRY (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 314): CROW of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 305): WANDERING JO of WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): KING TEC of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 351): PRIMUS BOUND of SUPERIOR FORCES from ZENSU (Manager)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 232): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 466): KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (JRK, mgr.)
 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 455): THE ASININE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 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 417): BEYOND THE PALE (Graciela, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 411): BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 403): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 180): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 314): SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 305): WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): none
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 351): 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 455): VIKING of SAVAGES (Tarzan, 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  41 KATI-TEI (turn 411): GWYN AP NUDD of CAER SIDHE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's 
corny) is SCARLET KNIGHTS, who swept up 13 places in the ranks.  Take a look at 
KNIGHTS OF GLORY's act, as they have a 3-2-0 week and gain 12 places in the team 
ranking.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's corny) 
is MENS REA, who swept up 17 places in the ranks.  What goes up, must come down.  
Watch out ARUAK CITY!  SEER KING may fall on you as it crushes past the teams below 
it to fall on the 19th spot.  Advancing in the rankings was TUFT TUGGERS who went 
from last turn's 527-528-18, to this week's record of 531-529-18.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for BULLETPROOF MONK, who flew up 23 points in the rankings after mashing 
PERNAK like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay 
to walk out on the sands.  DREIHDENSMURF was beat by ORION ORANGE and drops 26 
points.  In front of all the crowds, VAJRA VALMEJAR took the Duelmaster's crown for 
hers own.  I give the bum two weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the 
body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad THE LIVING DEAD?  Big bad THE LIVING DEAD.  Big bad THE LIVING DEAD.  ARUAK 
CITY's afraid of the big bad THE LIVING DEAD.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys like to 
boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause U.B.O.S.M. beats feet every time THE 
LIVING DEAD smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this JUGHEAD you ask, with 
98 points and a 15-53-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  In a touching display 
by a 'touched' warrior, RANDY RHOADS went after NUGATORY, who was higher by 23 
points.  Well, when the dust settled, RANDY RHOADS beat NUGATORY.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Big deal, so MAKKON got mashed 
in the Dark Arena.  With his face he was more at home with the trolls than with us. 
(Waka waka).  MAKKON says to his dog--'Who should I fight this week?'.  Dog says 
'SHEWISH GIANT'.  So the guy dies.  Moral?  Put lying dogs to sleep.  This week 
13-6-2 SALAMANDER was sent to the Dark Arena.  I know a lot of fighters with similar 
records who might take notice of this.  There's got to be more reason for the sending 
of SALAMANDER to the Dark Arena than his record (13-6-2).  Anybody got any ideas 
VELVET GREEN?  Congrats to GUMDROP for revenging the death of his teammate (but more 
importantly, feeding BRUCE ALMIGHTY a bit of dirt).  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the ARUAK CITY giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya next time 
I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAJRA VALMEJAR 4928          11   8  0   114       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARRY POTTER 4497            19  10  0   130       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 ORION ORANGE 4524            19  12  0   113       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 GLLEELLMANN 4514             19   7  0   108       CARNIVAL (379)
 BART WELLENS 4848            13   6  0   107       'CROSSED UP (399)
 SEGALLION SUNDANCER 4600     14  11  1   105       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-RON WEASLEY 4500             20  10  0   100       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 JUGHEAD 4188                 15  53  0    98       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 LUKARIAN LAMORAK 4841        16   8  0    96       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DREIHDENSMURF 4821           18   9  0    89       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
 SUMTHING PAINFUL 4735        15  16  0    89       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
 TALIA GREENBOLT 4882         13   3  2    89       KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)
 BOOTLEG PATCHWORK 4660       19  11  2    88       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 INGRATE WHITE CREEP 4377      9   4  0    87       CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
 DANIEL JUSTICEBLADE 4688     18  14  0    85       KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)
-KIM COURAGEBLADE 4704        11   7  0    85       THE WAY OF VIRTUE (432)
-NEVILLE 4498                 15  14  1    84       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 SERENITY 4449                10   5  0    73       CANNIBALZ (383)
 NUBIAN GOD 4933               9   8  0    72       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 FRED WEASLEY 4956             9   2  0    67       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IVAN DEERSTALKER 5210         9   6  0    64       KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)
 MARTIN DERGANC 5027           8   1  0    63       GIRO PELETON (436)
-TRAK FLAM 4697                6   3  0    62       THE WAY OF VIRTUE (432)
 THE GREAT SAMARITAN 4782     11  14  0    61       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 ZLATINA ANGUELOVA 4856       10  14  0    61       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-CHINESE HABU 4986             5   5  0    60       ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)
-LOWELL DARNO 4594            15  12  0    58       IMMORTALS (85)
 VICTOR O'TOOLE 5204           5   2  0    58       KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)
 TONY MCALPINE 4948            9   8  0    57       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORD BENNETT 4974             7   0  0    56       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 SAVOLDELLI 4967               5   3  1    56       GIRO PELETON (436)
 THAAR HAMARHAND 5209         10   5  1    54       KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992          8   5  0    53       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-ANGEL EYES 3781               6   5  1    51       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 THERESA FLAMESTRIKE 5033      4   5  0    50       KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)
 ANN GRANDE 4991               8   3  0    47       'CROSSED UP (399)
 CRISSY 4993                   7   5  1    47       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 RICK DERRIS 4932             11   6  0    45       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-KAZIN REDWIND 4689            5  10  0    45       THE WAY OF VIRTUE (432)
-SLIP STREAM 3800              5   4  0    44       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 KEDRO 4871                   10  13  0    43       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 NILA SUNDANCER 4872           8  15  0    43       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 LAND OF FLUSH 4373            5   9  0    42       CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
 HIRO JHAN TRI 5203            4   2  2    41       KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)
-BIG LOU 4971                  5   1  0    40       MANIC MARVELS (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEEL MONKEY 5196             5   3  0    40       VELVET GREEN (475)
 FUZZBALL 5101                 3   0  0    40       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
-BACK-DOOR ANGEL 5198         10   6  1    37       VELVET GREEN (475)
 LONNIE JOHNSON 4965           9   6  0    35       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 MAKING HATS 5096              4   1  0    35       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
 YO-HO-HO 4865                 9   7  0    34       CARNIVAL (379)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 2XZ 5002                      3   2  2    33       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
 DOUBLE JOINTER 4887           7   6  0    32       CARNIVAL (379)
-WILLIAM BROWN 4781            5   4  0    31       THE WAY OF VIRTUE (432)
 BULLETPROOF MONK 4999         1   4  0    31       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
 TATIANA SEASPRITE 4951        7   9  0    30       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 NUGATORY 4867                 6  11  0    29       CARNIVAL (379)
 RANDY RHOADS 5053             3   4  0    28       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-DARIUSZ GIL 5028              4   2  0    27       'CROSSED UP (399)
 TRACII GUNS 5010              6   6  0    26       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 ALAN HOLDSWORTH 4949          4  13  0    26       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-IVY 4972                      4   3  0    26       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 WARRIOR 1 4894                3   3  0    25       TOURNEY TEAM II (448)
-RUM RUNNER 4529               3   1  0    25       BARHOPPERS (420)
-GRAND MARNIER 4525            3   2  0    24       BARHOPPERS (420)
 TAI-CHIHUAHUA 5163            2   0  0    24       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CREATURE 4532                 5   4  0    23       CANNIBALZ (383)
 T.S. QUINT 5020               5   6  0    23       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 FUR 5098                      3   0  0    23       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
-ROYAL OZ 4375                 2   6  0    22       CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
 ENRON 5213                    2   0  0    22       SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)
 LIMP 5153                     1   1  0    22       MENS REA (471)
 STRATEGERY 5093               2   1  0    21       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 GUMDROP 5104                  1   2  0    21       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 REND 5050                     4   4  0    20       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
 #1 STUNNA 5152                2   0  0    19       MENS REA (471)
-NEEDLE NOSE 3360              5   3  0    18       PETE'S PIKES (336)
 KILLA KUPCAKE 5122            2   2  0    18       CARNIVAL (379)
 TALKHIS 5143                  2   1  0    18       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 BRUCE ALMIGHTY 5003           3   2  2    17       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
 PERNAK 4333                   5   1  0    16       SEER KING (402)
-JIOR SPIRITBLADE 4780         3   6  1    16       THE WAY OF VIRTUE (432)
 40OZ VIRTUE GULP 5160         1   1  0    16       CHIVAL-R-US (472)
-STONEFACE 5100                3   0  0    15       IMMORTALS (85)
 DAMASTES 4331                 2   3  0    15       SEER KING (402)
 DETRICH WILLIAMS 5223         2   0  0    15       KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)
 BRANFORD HAWKE 5077           4   2  0    14       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 KALIDOR THE BOLD 5244         1   0  0    14       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 DARTH PRETZEL 5089            2   1  0    13       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 BARMAID-PALMS-TIP 5165        2   0  0    13       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
 SPICY VIRTUE SNAK 5159        1   1  0    13       CHIVAL-R-US (472)
 LAISH 4352                    3   2  1    12       SEER KING (402)
 LINERGES 4334                 3   3  0    12       SEER KING (402)
 GARZELLI 5119                 1   2  0    11       GIRO PELETON (436)
 PANDEMIC 5151                 1   1  0    11       MENS REA (471)
 HOOK ECHO 5155                1   1  0    11       MENS REA (471)
 GNIMWIT 5139                  3   0  0    10       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
-CAPSTER 5071                  2   2  0    10       IMMORTALS (85)
-BODEL 4970                    1   3  0    10       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 INIGO MONTOYA 5258            1   0  0    10       KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)
 POLYESTER 5107                2   1  0     8       SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)
 JUNIOR 1 5092                 2   1  0     7       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 LOOKING AT 5094               2   1  0     7       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
 ANDRIS NAUDUZS 5118           2   1  0     7       GIRO PELETON (436)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONTINENTAL 5146              2   1  0     7       KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)
 DISCO 5111                    1   2  0     7       SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)
 DINNER 5251                   1   0  0     7       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
 ELIZA PIGERON 5222            1   0  0     6       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 KUPFERNAGEL 5067              1   2  0     5       'CROSSED UP (399)
 PRESIDENT CHIMP 5091          1   2  0     5       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 BUDDHA-BELCHES 5164           1   1  0     5       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
-FERONA HEARTFUL 5099          1   2  0     5       IMMORTALS (85)
 SKOAL VIR-CHEW TM 5158        1   1  0     5       CHIVAL-R-US (472)
 FUROR 5142                    1   2  0     5       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
-PIKES PETE 5148               1   1  0     4       PETE'S PIKES (336)
-SMALL POTATOES 5149           1   1  0     4       PETE'S PIKES (336)
 TEDDY BEAR 5103               0   3  0     3       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 ERITHE ENDIREDRE 5141         0   3  0     3       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 WINDBREAK 5167                0   3  0     3       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 VIRT-U-MATIC 5156             0   2  0     2       CHIVAL-R-US (472)
 FUNK-SHUI 5161                0   2  0     2       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
 STAR CRUSHER 5154             0   2  0     2       MENS REA (471)
-KAMIKAZI 4526                 0   2  0     2       BARHOPPERS (420)
 CORKED BAT SAMMY 5191         0   2  0     2       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 BIG BAG O' VIRTUE 5157        0   2  0     2       CHIVAL-R-US (472)
 ANJA NOBUS 5249               0   1  0     1       'CROSSED UP (399)
-MISMOSH 5144                  0   1  0     1       IMMORTALS (85)
-TOM COLLINS 4528              0   1  0     1       BARHOPPERS (420)
-TITANIUM 5137                 0   1  0     1       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-BECKS 4527                    0   1  0     1       BARHOPPERS (420)
 PROTOGENES 5250               0   1  0     1       SEER KING (402)
 MORPHEUS 5247                 0   1  0     1       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 GOURMET COWBOY 5224           0   1  0     1       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 DUMB ROCKY 5257               0   1  0     1       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CRUSADER JOE 5090      1  2 0 BAD HEIR DAY 463      HIGH ELF 487          467 NONE    
PENELOPE 4658          3  3 0 CANNIBALZ 383         DEVELLAN JARA 491     467 NONE    
EVA 5045               0  4 0 CANNIBALZ 383         STONE GOLEM 494       467 NONE    
FUG 5166               1  2 0 CANNIBALZ 383         BANDIT PRINCE 493     467 NONE    
TROY 5081              1  4 0 MANIC MARVELS 456     BLACK ORC 488         467 NONE    
MAKKON 5178            9  6 1 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 474 SHEWISH GIANT 489     467 NONE    
HAEYMU 5245            0  1 0 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 474 DEVELLAN JARA 491     467 NONE    
LETHANDER 5140         1  2 0 PATRONAS VERITAS 470  SHEWISH GIANT 489     467 NONE    
GAGONG 5150            0  1 0 PETE'S PIKES 336      LAISH 4352            465         
PROTOGENES 5088        1  2 1 SEER KING 402         2XZ 5002              465         
BEEHIVE HAIRDOO 5212   1  1 0 SINCE YOU'RE GONE 466 BLACK ORC 488         467 NONE    
DA VI 5241             0  1 0 SINCE YOU'RE GONE 466 HIGH ELF 487          467 NONE    
JELLY BABY 5105        0  3 0 SNUGGLEBUNNIES 465    SHEWISH GIANT 489     467 NONE    
BABY DUCK 5102         1  1 0 SNUGGLEBUNNIES 465    BRUCE ALMIGHTY 5003   466 JUST REV
ABEGAIL LACOUR 4879   11  8 0 TUFT TUGGERS 305      TALIA GREENBOLT 4882  465         
FANCY 5058             3  4 0 U.B.O.S.M. 82         2XZ 5002              467         
SALAMANDER 5192       13  6 2 VELVET GREEN 475      WURM KIN 495          467 NONE    
AEROPLANE 5259         0  1 0 VELVET GREEN 475      STONE GOLEM 494       467 NONE    
MR. PITIFUL 5225       0  1 0 VELVET GREEN 475      DEVELLAN JARA 491     467 NONE    
TELL TALE 5242         0  1 0 VIEW ASKEW 453        DEVELLAN JARA 491     467 NONE    
BUBBLES 5087           1  2 0 WAR-C-KERS 345        BRUCE ALMIGHTY 5003   465         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Junior 1 -- I sensed you were offended by Fuzzy Lumpkin so promptly after the duels
he was ordered to appear in the Dark Arena.  No need to disturb your father over this
matter.  Please stop by the guild house and let us Beavers repay you for the
suffering we inflicted last cycle.  Our house is the pink one on the corner and
Sunday is pastry day! -- Big Beaver

Jelly Baby -- The only thing that offended me was when you refused to take my
outstretched hand after the duel.  I've felt really guilty all week for hurting you
like that. -- Fur

Chivl-R-US -- Do you offer a frequent shopper card?  And can credit be extended to us
Beavers? -- Big Beaver

Zlatina -- It looks the third time was the charm for me.  I'm happy to see we broke
out of that "the loser learns best" mold as well. -- Chinese Habu

Vajra Valmejar -- Big words, chickie!  I'm out of here. -- Lord Protector Hitching
Post

Rend -- I'd rather you didn't, which is why I had to win.  But perhaps in time your
god will make clear what you are to do, and then you will be favored. -- Nila
Sundancer

Segallion Sundancer -- Taken out by a double-oh number!  Not to be wondered at, but
frustrating, none the less. -- Jughead Trilby
P.S.  Nila never mentioned that you were so MEAN.

Steel Monkey -- You annoyed me.  Bad plan. -- Kedro
P.S.  Kidneys, abdomen, chest--doesn't sound very friendly.
P.P.S.  That isn't really my weak side, I just call it that to throw people off.

Beehive Hairdo -- It was the bees that got me.  I wasn't prepared for them. --
Windbreak

All -- This is for all you new, transfer, and/or tourney bagging teams that have been
springing up like weeds (good and bad).  Welcome to Aruak City, the heart and soul of
the Andorian League.  Make yourself at home, enjoy the friendly environment, and
speak up.  This may be a large arena, but we're vocal.  For those who may be
unfamiliar, accepted (by general arena consensus) house rules are:  no
downchallenging, and no attempts to kill.  The latter generally means aiming at non
vitals and not having a high kill desire.  Consider that a request to respect this
arena and its managers, and a warning. -- Tankesh, Mgr. Tuft Tuggers

Talia Greenbolt -- We'll say "well done", but until we get an apology for Abegail, no
congratulations or free drinks!  ;P~ -- Tankesh

Chinese Habu -- Ok, that's 1-2 against you.  But considering the crappy learns I got
last turn, I think maybe I've learned what I can.  Feel free to challenge, but I
certainly won't be! -- Zlatina
P.S.  I hope that you and your manager return soon.

Big Beaver -- The killer has been noted by us already.  It is not difficult to spot
the Lurocian's methods in a fight.  We will certainly try sweep the garbage from our
city.  The Aruaki are not known to allow trash to pile up in our yards. -- Tankesh

Bruce 'the killer' Almighty -- Do you feel the dull pain on your forehead?  That's
the bullseye that has been tattooed to your skull, punk! -- Tankesh

Thaad Trueoak -- Since you were one of the few new managers to speak up, you deserve
a personal welcome!  Hello! :)  Glad to see you like it here.  Your competitiveness
has already popped up pretty quickly.  We'll be sure to return the 'favors'. --
Tankesh, Mgr. Tuft Tuggers

Gumdrop -- It's difficult to please everybody, but I try. ;) -- Branford

Hanibal -- Welcome home!  Good to see you again, except on the losing end of a match
of course! :) -- Tankesh

Hitching Post -- Cool faves! -- Tankesh

Carny -- The condolences and praise are kind.  Thank you.  She will be missed. --
Tankesh

Serenity -- Consistent?  You kicked MY ass, what more could you want!?  A continuous
hot streak? -- Zlatina

Fuzzball -- Well challenged.  I couldn't tell if that was your arm reaching out with
a weapon, or just the breeze rippling your fur. -- Branford

Jughead -- I sure love matches like that!  Thank you. -- Segallion

All -- Bruce Almighty is a killer.  There's no debate.  Feel free to return the
favor.

Ed. or Green Eyes -- This arena has kind of exploded.  Think we could get another
team manager list at your convenience?  Thank you. -- Adie

     What with the Face getting ready to start, I hope you don't mind if I defer this
     until next cycle.  I promise one then though! -- The Saint, hurried keeper of
     lists

Lurocians Extreme/Greek Guy -- I remember you from Andor, when you proclaimed that
you had no respect for Andorian tradition and stuck to your own ways.  Ways that
kill.  You're continuing that disrespect in my own home arena.  Consider yourself
marked. -- Adie

Aruak -- I'd like to introduce my self to your fine city/arena.  We are seeking a
home after being exiled from the dogmatic "Masters" of the Shaolin Temple.  I guess
they have something against "out of the box" thinking.  Seriously, jump one fence to
test the new moonshine batch of Drunken Master Otis' and suddenly you're an "impure
soul unworthy of Shaolin secrets".  Whatever.  Me and my fellow impure souls should
find things much more reasonable in this happening city. -- Master Poe for
Shaolin-ish

Teddy Bear -- I like what you had to say about defensive postures and their
relationship to red satin bow ties.  I think I could learn a lot from you.  Want to
have a slumber party? -- Junior 1

Furor -- I'm not sure exactly what all the excitening is about.  You seem to have
everyone up in alms, and I can't have that right now, see, we have some serious
issues to handle in foreign abodes. -- Strategery

Eva -- Now, we want things to be as painless as possible 'round these parts...though
we do apologize for any unexpected pain in _your_ 'parts'.... -- President Chimp

Ann Grande -- I believe the outcome of our meeting has been twisted into a shape I am
not comfortable with. -- Darth Pretzel

Garzelli -- Please stand aside, I have a long march ahead of me and I can't be bogged
down with your pesky ovations, I don't want to have to bring out the big guns. --
Crusader Joe

Ardiventi Chef, Piotr Wysmyk -- Congrats on the "Call of the Isle."  Proud to bestow
the W.A.K. award (Without A Kill). -- Carny

Hitching Post -- Congrats on the "Call of the Isle."  An honorable mention for the
W.A.K. as we know the kill was a moment of madness. -- Carny

Sumthing Painful -- Painful it was. -- Glleellmann

Polyester -- Good challenge!  Way to learn. -- Nugatory

Lord Bennett -- You are manic! -- Yo-Ho-Ho

Gumdrop -- You have talent! -- Double Jointer

Spicy Virtue -- The only exercise the Carnival will engage in is internal bleeding.
-- Killa Kupcake

Chival-R-Us -- Welcome!  Prosper -- We will visit the shop-lift. -- Carny, Carnival

Chival-R-Us -- Free reading!  I see the letter 'T'.  Do you understand?  I see a rise
in the ranking for you.  I see wins for you.  If a dog barks before a fight I advise
you to whistle. -- Fortune Teller, Carnival

President Chimp -- Good challenge; if I only had more con.

T.S. Quint -- Close, very close. -- Creature

Pernak -- Close, but not quite. -- Penelope

Dreindensmurf -- I wasn't expecting a real warrior, still, no crits and I couldn't
even connect, you are highly skilled and out of my league, for now. -- Serenity

Gnimwit -- I lasted much longer than I expected with great endurance, maybe I should
try another profession. -- FUG

General -- I should be around more consistently now; looking forward to next tourney
of the dead for Bloodletter. -- Hannibal

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

     STOP THINKING TOGS!!!!!  It's here.  Well, almost here anyway.  We're looking at
a start date of the first turn in Aradi (DM 60) following the Fall Mail-In.  This
should give everyone sufficient time to study the new ultra-improved T#%S IV rules 
and prep accordingly.  So without further ado, here is your handy-dandy guide to
winning your very own Golden Scrod (and some other very cool prizes to be announced
officially before the start of the tourney that must not be named):
1.  Each T#%S team consists of two managers.  After the tourney starts, there will be
    no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your partners wisely.  T#%S IV will
    last for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.  The only
    team I know of so far is last TOGS winners:  Ganolus Oakleaf/Hombre of Blood
    Related/Thieves Guild.  Hey, this is fun!
2.  The T#%S entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per T#%S
    team.  This entry fee is required before the start of the tourney with no
    exceptions being made.  This is to ensure that nobody gets screwed if a team or
    manager decides to back out early.  To pay the entry fee either:
    a) send $10 cash/check/money order/ or whatever to me personally at:
       Andy Salveson
       6812 Romanzo Way
       Elk Grove, CA 95758
    b) get RSI to send me 2 team setup gift certificates.  Sorry, no credit cards and
       no old teams you have lying around will be accepted.
3.  T#%S point system:
    10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on your even challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on another T#%S warriors challenge.
    7 points for winning a random matchup against another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-T#%S warrior.  Do not fight
      your team mate, you will not get any points.  Also, you will not get any points
      if you challenge or get challenged by a non-T#%S team, so use your avoids
      wisely if you think someone is out to get you.
   10 points for being the Duelmaster.  This is in addition to all points listed
      above and will begin turn 1, so prep accordingly.
    5 points for every spotlight written by any team member, 1 per manager per turn.
      The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the
      newsletter (that's 31 lines-each line 85 characters across) and I will be
      completely firm on this.  In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will
      not be given points if they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not
      Duelmasters or fantasy related.  I will be the sole judge of this.  If you're
      unsure if I will judge something to be Duelmasters or fantasy related, then
      e-mail me before you write the spotlight and ask me.  I reserve the right to
      take points away from a spotlight after they are given if I judge at a later
      time that the spotlight has been plagiarized.
   -5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write one
      personal ad.
   -5 points for being the team that avoided the most.
     If you participated in TOGS III, you'll notice some slight changes in the points
structure.  The main things are points for random match ups against non T#%S
warriors, bonus points for being the Duelmaster, new spotlight criteria, and no
points given for being the most avoided team.
4.  I already mentioned this, but T#%S IV will start the first turn in arena 60 after
    the Fall Mail-In runs and it will last for 13 turns.  There will not be a
    Survivor format this time around, meaning no eliminations.  I will still be doing
    the multipliers at the end, however.  This means that all points accumulated by a
    team on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and all points accumulated by
    each team on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2.
5.  Prizes are yet to be determined, but I'll tell you what I know.  There will be
    prizes given out each turn to whichever team scores the most combined points on a
    given turn.  Tie breakers will go to the team with the most wins on that turn and
    then to the team with most overall points.  I have asked RSI for the same prizes
    as last TOGS which were transferring any warrior to arena 60 and renaming Aradi
    for approximately 6 months, but we'll see what they come back with.  I haven't
    decided how to split the prizes up, partly because I don't know how many teams
    will be entering yet, but I do know the prizes will be split among the top 3
    teams at the end.  I will announce the exact breakdown of everything when I know
    more.
6.  And just like TOGS III, Death Stud and I will be the sole arbiters of any dispute
    that may arise.  Whine all you like, but as Nuln told you last time, that's how
    it is.
7.  M & RR Clause (go ahead, read between the capitals):  I reserve the right to
    disallow entry to this tourney if you have a previous history of being a big fat
    mouth about everything.
     I think that pretty much covers it.  I will be accepting team entries as of now
and then posting them in the newsletters as I receive entry fees.  Please feel free
to e-mail me regarding any questions or comments at Ganolus@aol.com.  So everyone don
your best pair of leg warmers, hop on your favorite farm animal, and ride to Aradi
for the 4th kinda-annual Tournament that must not be named for no apparent reason
whatsoever, or T#%S IV, for short.  See ya'll there!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAKKON was viciously butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SALAMANDER was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
PENELOPE was murdered by DEVELLAN JARA in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
EVA was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
TROY was narrowly killed by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena match.
FUG was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LETHANDER was executed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
CRUSADER JOE was easily killed by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
JELLY BABY was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
BEEHIVE HAIRDOO was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
DA VI was dispatched by HIGH ELF in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
AEROPLANE was executed by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
MR. PITIFUL was executed by DEVELLAN JARA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HAEYMU was murdered by DEVELLAN JARA in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
TELL TALE was easily killed by DEVELLAN JARA in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
GUMDROP subdued BRUCE ALMIGHTY in a crowd pleasing 6 minute gory Bloodfeud match.
ORION ORANGE handily defeated DREIHDENSMURF in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
GLLEELLMANN vanquished JUGHEAD in a 5 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge bout.
BART WELLENS handily defeated DANIEL JUSTICEBLADE in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
NUBIAN GOD was bested by SUMTHING PAINFUL in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge brawl.
FRED WEASLEY beat THE GREAT SAMARITAN in a exciting 2 minute Challenge match.
IVAN DEERSTALKER beat SAVOLDELLI in a popular 2 minute Challenge match.
TONY MCALPINE handily defeated KEDRO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
ANN GRANDE vanquished TRACII GUNS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
RICK DERRIS was outwaited by MARTIN DERGANC in a dull 17 minute Challenge duel.
LAND OF FLUSH was viciously subdued by NIXIE SEASPRITE in a 4 minute Challenge bout.
HIRO JHAN TRI was overpowered by ZLATINA ANGUELOVA in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
STEEL MONKEY vanquished REND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ALAN HOLDSWORTH was subdued by NILA SUNDANCER in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
MAKING HATS beat CREATURE in a action packed 1 minute Challenge duel.
RANDY RHOADS beat NUGATORY in a 1 minute Challenge fray.
BULLETPROOF MONK overpowered PERNAK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge competition.
LOOKING AT was overpowered by DOUBLE JOINTER in a slow 7 minute uneven Challenge duel.
40OZ VIRTUE GULP overpowered ANDRIS NAUDUZS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
KUPFERNAGEL was overpowered by FUR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SPICY VIRTUE SNAK viciously subdued CONTINENTAL in a 5 minute Challenge match.
DISCO slimly lost to KILLA KUPCAKE in a 2 minute bloody novice's Challenge battle.
STRATEGERY beat BRANFORD HAWKE in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
GARZELLI was defeated by T.S. QUINT in a 2 minute novice vs. master Challenge match.
TALIA GREENBOLT was demolished by VAJRA VALMEJAR in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
SEGALLION SUNDANCER savagely defeated INGRATE WHITE CREEP in a 3 minute duel.
LUKARIAN LAMORAK overcame SERENITY in a exciting 1 minute duel.
BOOTLEG PATCHWORK overpowered VICTOR O'TOOLE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
CRISSY vanquished TATIANA SEASPRITE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LORD BENNETT overcame THERESA FLAMESTRIKE in a crowd pleasing 6 minute duel.
LONNIE JOHNSON was savagely defeated by THAAR HAMARHAND in a exciting 1 minute brawl.
YO-HO-HO was overcome by FUZZBALL in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice upset conflict.
FANCY was assassinated by 2XZ in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided battle.
WARRIOR 1 overpowered VIRT-U-MATIC in a 1 minute uneven bout.
LINERGES was overpowered by TAI-CHIHUAHUA in a 3 minute uneven competition.
TALKHIS demolished PROTOGENES in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PANDEMIC overpowered DUMB ROCKY in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
#1 STUNNA overpowered WINDBREAK in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
LIMP devastated LAISH in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
STAR CRUSHER was bested by BARMAID-PALMS-TIP in a 1 minute novice's battle.
HOOK ECHO devastated CORKED BAT SAMMY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BIG BAG O' VIRTUE was savagely defeated by DARTH PRETZEL in a 3 minute battle.
SKOAL VIR-CHEW TM outlasted FUROR in a slow 15 minute amateur's duel.
ERITHE ENDIREDRE was defeated by POLYESTER in a 4 minute amateur's brawl.
GNIMWIT beat ANJA NOBUS in a action packed 5 minute novice's match.
FUNK-SHUI was subdued by DINNER in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
BUDDHA-BELCHES was overcome by DETRICH WILLIAMS in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
TEDDY BEAR was overpowered by DAMASTES in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
JUNIOR 1 was narrowly defeated by KALIDOR THE BOLD in a 4 minute gory beginner's duel.
PRESIDENT CHIMP was overpowered by ENRON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GOURMET COWBOY was viciously subdued by ELIZA PIGERON in a 3 minute novice's duel.
MORPHEUS was demolished by INIGO MONTOYA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  26         TOTAL PARRY       86 -  53 -  3      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 21         PARRY-RIPOSTE     28 -  30 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     17         LUNGING ATTACK    90 - 100 -  5      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 12         PARRY-STRIKE      23 -  27 -  1      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         PARRY-LUNGE       27 -  34 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         AIMED BLOW        26 -  34 -  1      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  37 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    7         WALL OF STEEL     42 -  57 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         STRIKING ATTACK   59 -  90 -  6      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  28 -  3      39  |

Turn 467 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:

WALL OF STEEL      7 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  7         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        5 - 12         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    6 - 15         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK    14 - 12     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  4         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         4 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  VAJRA VALMEJAR 4928        11   8  0  114 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ORION ORANGE 4524          19  12  0  113 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
TOTAL PARRY      GLLEELLMANN 4514           19   7  0  108 CARNIVAL (379)
AIMED BLOW       BART WELLENS 4848          13   6  0  107 'CROSSED UP (399)
PARRY-LUNGE      SEGALLION SUNDANCER 4600   14  11  1  105 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUKARIAN LAMORAK 4841      16   8  0   96 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
SLASHING ATTACK  BOOTLEG PATCHWORK 4660     19  11  2   88 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
WALL OF STEEL    DANIEL JUSTICEBLADE 4688   18  14  0   85 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)
BASHING ATTACK   SERENITY 4449              10   5  0   73 CANNIBALZ (383)
PARRY-STRIKE     LONNIE JOHNSON 4965         9   6  0   35 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 THERESA FLAMESTRIKE 5033.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
HIRO JHAN TRI 5203, DARTH PRETZEL 5089, BRUCE ALMIGHTY 5003, NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992, 
SPICY VIRTUE SNAK 5159, THE GREAT SAMARITAN 4782, SAVOLDELLI 4967, ERITHE ENDIREDRE 
5141, ANJA NOBUS 5249, and SEGALLION SUNDANCER 4600.

The least popular fighter this week was FUROR 5142.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MARTIN DERGANC 5027, RICK DERRIS 4932, SKOAL VIR-CHEW TM 5158, DOUBLE 
JOINTER 4887, LOOKING AT 5094, AEROPLANE 5259, MORPHEUS 5247, GOURMET COWBOY 5224, 
PRESIDENT CHIMP 5091, and GNIMWIT 5139.

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

ORION ORANGE (11-4524) GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)