DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/05/2003    Duedate: 09/18/2003

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-471

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VAJRA VALMEJAR
SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
(11-4928) [13-10-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RED HOT                        TALKHIS
COLORIFIC (511)                PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
(11-5625) [27-11-0,123]        (11-5143) [6-1-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUMTHING PAINFUL               VORTEX
U.B.O.S.M. (82)                DAMAGE, INC. (112)
(11-4735) [18-17-0,102]        (11-4000) [2-1-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SOLAPALOOZA (512)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. 'CROSSED UP (399)           51
2. ..*..SUNGOD..*.. (513)      47      COLORIFIC (511)
3. BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)       44      Unchartered Team
4. U.B.O.S.M. (82)             40
5. ELFQUEST (515)              38      MIKE'S MORGUE (527)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*MIKE'S MORGUE (527)        3   1  0 75.0   1/ 2*SOLAPALOOZA (512)        11  4 0
 2/ 1*SOLAPALOOZA (512)         11   4  0 73.3   2/ 1*MENS REA (471)           10  4 1
 3/ 4 COLORIFIC (511)          126  57  3 68.9   3/ 9*DRAGON JUNKIES S.S (498) 10  5 4
 4/ 2*DRAGON JUNKIES S.S (498)  10   5  4 66.7   4/10*MORAL FIBER (479)        10  5 3
 5/ 3*MORAL FIBER (479)         10   5  3 66.7   5/ 4 U.B.O.S.M. (82)          10  5 1
 6/ 7 ANIMAL FARM (510)        846 505 31 62.6   6/ 8*PATRONAS VERITAS (470)   10  5 0
 7/13*BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)     18  11  2 62.1   7/16 BULLDOGS (157)            9  5 2
 8- 8 THE UNDERWORLD (494)      30  19  0 61.2   8/17 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)  8  6 1
 9/10 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)   98  63  3 60.9   9/14 'CROSSED UP (399)         8  6 0
10/61*NEVERWAKE (508)            6   4  1 60.0  10/11 GIRO PELETON (436)        7  5 0
11/11*FISH MONGERS III (502)     6   4  0 60.0  11/45 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)   7  7 0
12/ 5*DEAD DOC TOADS (516)       3   2  0 60.0  12/31 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  7  7 0
13/ 6*MENS REA (471)            17  12  1 58.6  13/ 7 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     7  8 0
14/ 9 MANIC MARVELS (456)       24  17  0 58.5  14/ 5 CARNIVAL (379)            7  8 0
15-15 HORROR FILMS (189)       145 105  2 58.0  15/54*NEVERWAKE (508)           6  4 1
16/12 SHADOWS (380)             46  35  1 56.8  16/38*FISH MONGERS III (502)    6  4 0
17/16 GIRO PELETON (436)       110  84 11 56.7  17/13*SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      6  6 0
18/18 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  47  37  1 56.0  18/ 3 VIEW ASKEW (453)          6  8 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/14 KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)    53  42  7 55.8  19/32*..*..SUNGOD..*.. (513)    6  9 1
20/17 YOUNG JUSTICE (484)      117  93  9 55.7  20/19 KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)    6  9 0
21/20 BULLDOGS (157)           666 546 22 55.0  21/34*ABC'S (480)               6  9 0
22/19*SHAOLIN-ISH (473)         12  10  1 54.5  22/28*BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)     5  4 1
23/21 MYTHICAL (485)           170 143  6 54.3  23- 6*SAUCY'S ANGELS (488)      5  5 1
24-22*SAUCY'S ANGELS (488)       8   7  1 53.3  24/52*ANGLES OF DEATH (524)     5  5 0
25/26 ELFQUEST (515)           134 124  8 51.9  25/36*CLUB HAMMER (491)         5  6 1
26/30*PATRONAS VERITAS (470)    18  17  0 51.4  26/30 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        5  7 1
27/27 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   573 549 16 51.1  27/24*BAD HEIR DAY (463)        5  8 1
28/25 CARNIVAL (379)            73  70  0 51.0  28/46 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       5  9 0
29/35 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)   78  75  4 51.0  29/42*YA GOTTA WINCE... (497)   5  9 0
30/28 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        64  64  5 50.0  30/43*SEER KING (402)           5 10 0
31/41*CLUB HAMMER (491)         11  11  1 50.0  31/59 CANNIBALZ (383)           5 10 0
32-32*THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)     5   5  1 50.0  32/60 ELFQUEST (515)            5 10 0
33/59*ANGLES OF DEATH (524)      5   5  0 50.0  33-23*FREAKSHOW (487)           4  3 0
34-33*SNUGGLE BUNNEES (514)      2   2  0 50.0  34/22*SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)   4  3 0
35-34 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       533 536 18 49.9  35/20*SHAOLIN-ISH (473)         4  4 0
36/37 IMMORTALS (85)           757 786 60 49.1  36/41 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)   4  4 0
37/36 DAMAGE, INC. (112)       173 180 10 49.0  37/39 MYTHICAL (485)            4  4 0
38/29 VIEW ASKEW (453)          47  49  2 49.0  38-29*DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      4  4 0
39/23 VIC'S DUNGEON (522)       18  19  0 48.6  39/49 DAMAGE, INC. (112)        4  5 0
40-39*DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      16  17  1 48.5  40-35*MERCENARY HAMMERZ (504)   4  6 0
41/40 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 112 121  5 48.1  41-33 FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)    4  6 0
42/38 VELVET GREEN (475)        49  53  5 48.0  42/27 MANIC MARVELS (456)       4  6 0
43/42 CANNIBALZ (383)          153 170 14 47.4  43/37 VIC'S DUNGEON (522)       4  6 0
44/51*SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      14  16  0 46.7  44/25 VELVET GREEN (475)        4  8 0
45/47 'CROSSED UP (399)        153 175  6 46.6  45/40 YOUNG JUSTICE (484)       4  8 0
46/43 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    199 229 10 46.5  46/18*THE IMPERIALS (489)       4 11 1
47/45 CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)     19  22  0 46.3  47/15*ERRATA (372)              4 11 0
48/44*BAD HEIR DAY (463)        15  18  2 45.5  48/ 0*MIKE'S MORGUE (527)       3  1 0
49/49 U.B.O.S.M. (82)          221 267 17 45.3  49-21*THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)    3  2 1
50-50 FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)    20  25  1 44.4  50/70 COLORIFIC (511)           3  2 0
51/52*SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)   12  15  0 44.4  51/48*DEAD DOC TOADS (516)      3  2 0
52/48*SEER KING (402)           19  24  2 44.2  52/55*NOBODYS (486)             3  3 0
53/53*YA GOTTA WINCE... (497)   15  19  1 44.1  53/63*DARK WIND (509)           3  5 0
54-54*FREAKSHOW (487)            5   7  1 41.7  54/65*BRAT PACK II (523)        3  7 0
55/56*..*..SUNGOD..*.. (513)     6   9  1 40.0  55/12 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    3  8 0
56/57*ABC'S (480)                6   9  0 40.0  56/47 IMMORTALS (85)            2  1 0
57-58*MERCENARY HAMMERZ (504)    4   6  0 40.0  57-57 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        2  2 0
58-60*FEEL THE BURN (503)        2   3  0 40.0  58/50 CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)     2  2 0
59/31*ERRATA (372)               8  13  0 38.1  59-51*SNUGGLE BUNNEES (514)     2  2 0
60/63 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      171 285  3 37.5  60-44*CHIVAL-R-US (472)         2  3 0
61-62*LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)    9  15  4 37.5  61-53*FEEL THE BURN (503)       2  3 0
62/70*DARK WIND (509)            3   5  0 37.5  62/64*PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)  2  7 0
63/65*BRAT PACK II (523)         4   7  0 36.4  63/62 WORTHLESS MANAGERS (272)  2  8 1
64/66*NOBODYS (486)              3   6  0 33.3  64-56*LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)   1  3 0
65/64 WORTHLESS MANAGERS (272)  13  28  1 31.7  65/66 SHADOWS (380)             0  6 0
66/55*THE IMPERIALS (489)        6  14  1 30.0  66-58*SKASMONAUTS (495)         0  5 0
67-67*CHIVAL-R-US (472)          6  14  0 30.0  67/69 ANIMAL FARM (510)         0  4 0
68/69*PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)   2   7  0 22.2  68-67 THE UNDERWORLD (494)      0  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Here's what I have for managers in Aruak City.  These are teams listed last turn.  If
I've gotten anyone's name wrong, just let me know and I'll fix it.  I know some of
them may not be current; I didn't have a chance to update my list before doing this.
-- The Saint, somewhat harried keeper of lists

..*..SUNGOD..*.. (513)   SunGod
ABC'S (480)              ?
ANGLES OF DEATH (524)    The Preacher
ANIMAL FARM (510)        Mino
ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)   Poison Ivy
BAD HEIR DAY (463)       Manray, Marquis d'Frothingslosh
BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)    The Big Beaver
BRAT PACK II (523)       ?
BULLDOGS (157)           Kennelworth
CANNIBALZ (383)          Hanibal
CARNIVAL (379)           Carny
CHIVAL-R-US (472)        ?
CLUB HAMMER (491)        Tripwire
COLORIFIC (511)          ?
CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)    Crip
'CROSSED UP (399)        Dr. Mabuse
DAMAGE, INC. (112)       Razorback
DARK WIND (509)          Chief Illiniwek
DEAD DOC TOADS (516)     TigToad
DEADMAN'S HAND (505)     Doc Steele
DRAGON JUNKIES S.S (498) Youngblood
ELFQUEST (515)           ?
ERRATA (372)             JE
FEEL THE BURN (503)      Malaquar
FISH MONGERS III (502)   Ghoti
FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)   Talon Volksie
FREAKSHOW (487)          Elephant
GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   Generalissimo Puerco
GIRO PELETON (436)       Dr. Mabuse
GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)  Rillion
HORROR FILMS (189)       Garfield
IMMORTALS (85)           Dartor
KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)   Dredknight
KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (325)  JRK
KRILL CAVALRY (374)      Leeta
LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)  The Greek Guy
MANIC MARVELS (456)      Barnabas
MENS REA (471)           Cosmo Frothingslosh
MERCENARY HAMMERZ (504)  Hammer
MORAL FIBER (479)        ?
MYTHICAL (485)           Rillion
NEVERWAKE (508)          ?
NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)  Ichabod Frothingslosh
NOBODYS (486)            Papa Bear
PATRONAS VERITAS (470)   Ichabod Frothingslosh
PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499) Seraphim
SAUCY'S ANGELS (488)     Saucy Jack
SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    Talon Warsmith
SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) Talon Warsmith
SEER KING (402)          Nunzio Frothingslosh
SHADOWS (380)            Shadowgate
SHAOLIN-ISH (473)        Chazz Frothingslosh
SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)  Alfredo Frothingslosh
SKASMONAUTS (495)        ?
SNUGGLE BUNNEES (514)    ?
SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)     Thaad Trueoak
SOLAPALOOZA (512)        SOL
THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)   Nuln
THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) Street Legal
THE IMPERIALS (489)      Mordigan
THE UNDERWORLD (494)     ?
TUFT TUGGERS (305)       Tankesh Dushanbe
U.B.O.S.M. (82)          Dreihdenflahg
VELVET GREEN (475)       Manray, Marquis d'Frothingslosh
VIC'S DUNGEON (522)      ?
VIEW ASKEW (453)         Angus
WOLFBROTHERS (506)       ?
WORTHLESS MANAGERS (272) Guardian
YA GOTTA WINCE... (497)  ?
YOUNG JUSTICE (484)      Rillion

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     Happy New Turn, Aruak masses, and welcome to round 2 of the Aruak City Murder By
Numbers.
     We understand that consternation resulting in a stylish 'petulant frenzy' over
in the 4-H section has been aired.   Ah, self-expression.  Dainty decoration on the
buttock of culture. Expel noisome wind at your leisure, citizens of villa la creme.
     We assure you, good people, this contest is fair.  This box-with-knobs on the
table before me, with the 'fair-list-o-meter' seal of approval on the side next to
the Sony logotype--so you know it's got to be good--this box...is the ultimate
randomizer.  (shakes box)  It creates lists that are balanced and fair (reading tape
of data looping out the top) in every way using (shake-shake-shake) the most advanced
technologies (shake-shake-shake) available to the corporate world (shake yo booot-
ay!).
      So, standing here with turn 2's list in-hand, we have to ponder the future.
Certainly there have been warriors who sought to avoid death by not making his (or
her) way to the arena this turn.
     Excellent!
     So quickly.  It is certainly an interesting strategy.  Defend Aruak simply by
not fighting.  Genius!  It's like pushing buttons.  Don't want a warrior to play?  We
find them on the list.  Whole team annoying?  Whole team goes.
     So, look for that this turn, and every turn hereafter: one team will have every
ranked warrior placed on the MBN list (it is already possible to have more than one
warrior on the list at any time).
     And while we're at it, we're making the DM position an automatic placement on
the MBN list.  Get DM, get on the list for one turn, per turn as DM.  No matter who.
We or you.  No offense.  Well, OK, a little offense.
     Perhaps the MBN is the real list.  Perhaps it's the second list.  Maybe the
anti-list.  Some say the guest list.
     So, these lists aren't necessarily the warriors we most want dead--we want
everyone dead--these are just the clay pigeons that have a target on them for the
next turn...well, maybe more.
     Glory in Death.  Hail Biff!

4928     4377     5338     4948
4782     5531     4956     4992
4871     3954     4951     5686
5119     5122     5440     4476
5720     5494     5164     5249
5360     5651     5480     5235
5374     5642     5472     5801
5788     5835
     -- Frothingslosh Syndicate

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All:

     Defenders                                   Invaders
Tuft Tuggers (Tankesh)                  Wolf Brothers (Doc Steele)
The Headcutters II (Street Legal)       Velvet Green  (Manray F.)
Scarlet Knights II (Talon Warsmith)     Mens Rea  (Cosmo F.)
Scarlet Knights (Armalias)              Deadman's Hand  (Doc Steele)
That Aruaki Team  (?)                   Patronas Veritas  (Ichabod F.)
Dead Doc Toads  (Tig Toad)              Snuggle Bunnies  (?)
Canibalz  (Hannibal)                    Snugglebunnies  (Thaad Trueoak)
                                        Club Hammer  (Tripwire)
____________________________            Beavers Are For  (Sylvester F.)
Carnival  (Carny)                       Bad Heir Day  (Manray F.)
Krill Cavalry  (Leeta)                  Shaolin-ish  (Chazz F./ Master Poe)
Crossed Up  (Dr. Mabuse)                Since Your Gone  (Alfredo F.)
Giro Peleton  (Dr. Mabuse)              Seer King  (Nuzb F.)
Consortium Crap  (Crip)                 Solapalooza  (SOL)
Gryffindor House 2  (Godric)            Nights Guardians  (Ichabod F.)
Lurocians Extreme  (Greek Guy)          Never Wake  (Doc Steele)
    ?    (Kennelworth)

     This is a list of what I could decipher of who is what.  The second group of
Defenders I never could figure out exactly whether or not they were or not, but seems
to be by comments in personals.
     Please diplo me if I have mistakenly added your team to this list or put it in
the wrong category, or not added you to it yet.
     I am very interested in keeping tabs on how the Invasion and Defenders are
going.  I may post standings and records that reflect only fights that have happened
since the arrival of Invaders.  And whether or not Neutral teams are being targeted
and killed.
     As a neutral spectator I have concerted interest in whether or not the war is
staying within its boundaries.  And I want to make sure not to challenge any of the
Defenders or Invaders so not to get mixed up in things. -- Mordigan, The Imperials

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                      ARUAK'S BIG MONEY RAFFLES-RAFFLES-RAFFLES

HURRY!  HURRY!  HURRY!  WIN BIG!  WIN BIG!  STEP RIGHT UP!  Closer!  We have the BIG
MONEY RAFFLES HERE!!!  You there!  Yes, you with the fingers playing an invisible
harp.  Step closer.  Don't be timid.  No one in Aruak City will bite you.  This is
Aruak City you know.  What's your name?...Hmmm!  That seems to be a tough question
for you...Maybe I should have started with an easier one...I'll try again...Read my
lips...What--is--your--name?...What?  Oh, Doc Steele you say.  Give him a hand,
folks; he knows his name...You know, stranger, I should have expected you were Doc
Steele.  You know half of the new managers who arrived here in town all claim to be
Doc Steele so why should you not be Doc Steele.  Now I, not for a minute, believe
there really is a Doc Steele.  All a myth, I say, but what do I really know.  I just
sell raffle tickets.  If you are a doctor maybe you can tell me why my lady love
loses her appetite after eating a 12 course meal...You have no idea you say...Good
answer.  At least you didn't try to sell me a pill.  You know Doc, I do wish you
would stop playing your invisible harp while I'm working, you might poke someone's
eye.  You know, my musical friend, if you really are Doc Steele you should be
interested in the new big money raffles as many of them pertain to you...What?  You
are interested?...Give the Doc a hand, folks...He's a good sport...SO LISTEN UP!!!
Folks, partake of our brand new raffles.  Win big...Something for everyone.  Kiddies
are invited.  They are not random games of chance!!!  They are actual events that
will occur, just as the sun will rise, or my name's not the UMBRELLA MAN...Now
everyone step up.  Have your money in your hand.  A writing stub will be provided.
For you new arrivals who are not Andorian one of my lovely assistants will write for
you if writing is a problem.  Play only one or have more fun and play them all.  To
play you need only write in the date these actual events WILL OCCUR...Try raffle
#1...Write the date it dawns on the Invaders that the invasion was not a secret...
Or...#2...The date the invaders brawl with each other over who is revealing their
'secrets'...#3...The date a team calling itself 'WOLVERINES' arrives...#4...The date
the Invaders start to whine...#5...The date Frothingslosh attacks Doc Steele...#6...
The date Doc Steele attacks Hammer...#7...The date Hammer attacks Frothingslosh...
#8...The date Doc Steele attacks Frothingslosh...#9...The date Frothingslosh attacks
Hammer...And #10...THE DATE THE ARENA STARTS TO SHRINK AS THE INVADERS REALIZE THEY
ARE IN A BUBBLE AND START TO SKITTER AWAY...Remember, you pick the date these actual
events will occur, or my name's not the...

                    UMBRELLA MAN

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     Teriz rounded the corner to the training area he hadn't seen in years, obeying
the mental summoning.  He thought about what this meant for a moment before driving
the thought down.  He knew the feeling in Aruak City had changed recently and stayed
focused on the matter at hand.
     As he glanced around the corner that led to the sparring area, he saw them.
Brother and sister.  He was tall for a local, dressed well with bracers made of iron.
She, too, was tall for a local but was slight in comparison.
     "What of your other sister, Tantus?" he asked the man as he stepped out of the
shadows.
     "Right behind you," was the whisper he heard, but when he turned there was no
one there.
     "Don't mess with the boy, Pen'de.  The times are serious.  You would do well to
learn..." was all the tall warrior had time to speak before an electric blue light,
at first the size of a pinprick that grew to seven feet in diameter, came into
existence.
     Out of it stepped a broad shouldered man, cloaked and carrying a staff.
     "Why have you brought us back here?" asked the girl who had drawn her hammer at
the birth of the light.
     "Be at ease, Badome.  I have brought you four together because the way of life
here in Aruak has been threatened.  The old ways are in danger," was the staff-
wielder's response.
     "You left us years ago.  Why return now?" she said with a growl.
     "Because this world needed me at other places...other times.  Now this world
needs me here, now.  I will fight to protect this city, the one place I can call
home.  And You will help me, my warriors.  Damage, Inc. will return to the arena and
I, Razorback, will lead you once more."

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #14 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Not in Zuwayza:

     The change from the sunlit courtyard to the shuttered interior of the house was
abrupt and extreme enough to blind Tankesh temporarily.  He blinked impatiently,
trying to clear his vision, and blundered after the old man as soon as he could see
vague outlines.  Furniture seemed to leap out and bite him in the shins.  When his
eyes finally adjusted to the shadowed interior of the building, he saw that he was in
a long hallway with arches opening off both sides.  The old man was just disappearing
through one half way down on the left.  Tankesh hurried after him.
     The room was bare and dark, lit only by a single candle, although the
whitewashed walls made it seem brighter than it actually was.  The old man was
kneeling on the floor, which was of tile, white tile with black and red and gold ones
inlaid in a series of concentric circles.  It looked too much like a target for
Tankesh's comfort; he supposed that was just his imagination.  He hoped that's all it
was.  He squinted at the symbols the old man was drawing in some of the rings, but
they meant nothing to him.  Well, he didn't expect they would.  Adie would probably
recognize them, though.  Could he remember enough detail to describe them to here
when he got back?
     The old man stood up cautiously, one hand on the small of his back.  He pointed
with his stick of chalk to a spot in one of the outer rings.  "Stand there, young
man, and ask no questions.  Pay attention and watch for the proper place to get off.
This is simple, but not easy."
     The elf stood where he had been directed and watched the old man take his place
in the center of the circle.  "Proper place to get off?"
     "When the rim of the circle passes through your world," the old man said.
Sliding his sleeves back on arms like withered sticks, he began to chant.
     It was, or it felt like, several minutes before he saw the arch to the hallway
pass in front of him and realized that the circle was rotating.  He glanced down, but
there seemed to be no change in the tiles under his feet.  Back up, as a corner of
the room slid by, quickly followed by the next one.  Definitely rotating, and picking
up speed, too.  "When the rim of the circle passes through my world," he muttered.
"How will I know that, unless there happen to be landmarks in sight?"
     The old man didn't answer.  Tankesh hadn't really expected him to.  The walls
blurred and vanished, to be replaced by a seascape with waves breaking on a beach of
white sand and on rocks farther out.  A wave sliding inward at the end of its course
dampened the toe of one boot.  Pleasant looking, but nothing familiar.  Another blur.
A forest of standing stones lit by bluish light from two moons, both near full, and a
smell of fresh-spilled blood.  A blur.  A true forest, trees like columns reaching
into a green darkness overhead, mist, and a smell of things growing and dying.  It
called to something in his elven heritage, but it was not where he needed to be.  A
blur that seemed to last longer than the others, there was a hesitation and a pulsing
red light half way through it.  Something they weren't going to stop for.  Just as
well, that light looked like it might be fire.  A large vaulted chamber, the image
wavering slightly and indistinct at any distance from his apparent location.  Voices
speaking akhadic.  He tried to step out of the circle, but it was like moving through
cold tar.  The view began to blur, and he forced himself outward, throwing himself to
the floor outside the circle in a dive.
     It seemed to take forever to fall, his motion slowed to the point where he
wasn't even sure he was moving at all.  And then there was a sort of soundless click,
and the floor came up fast and hard, knocking the breath out of him as he hit and
rolled.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 234): MISS STEP of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 470): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 470): LIVING DEAD GIRL of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 463): HOMELESS PRINCE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 459): HUGE TWIRLING MAN of DIABLO ALSO (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 460): PEROXIDE of THE NATURALS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 460): EBON AH'BIS of THE DREADLANDS (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 456): PURPLE DONKEY of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 421): KING LOVE of SUNNYLAND (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 415): FOOTSORE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 407): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 182): MERADI of KING AND COUNTRY (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 319): ACHONDROPLASIA of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 309): PIPE LAYER of WORKING MEN (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 136): LONGSHOT of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 355): PIGMY RATTLESNAKE of NAME YOUR POISON from SOLVEN (Poison
                            Ivy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 234): WIMPS OF PERIL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 470): MENS REA (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 470): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 463): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 459): THE ASININE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 460): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 460): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 456): TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 421): THAT 80'S METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 415): BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 407): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 182): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 319): POWER BROKERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 309): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 136): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 355): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): FANTA FUELED FUZZ of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                           FOTHERINFOP of WIMPS OF PERIL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 469): LUKARIAN LAMORAK of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
                               JUGHEAD of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
                               BART WELLENS of 'CROSSED UP (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 459): HUGE TWIRLING MAN of DIABLO ALSO (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                (turn 458): FLITTER MCGEE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 459): WENT TO MARKET of THIS LITTLE PRIGGY
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 455): EGG SHERBERT of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 420): BIRDBRAIN of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 414): AFRICAN GREY of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 407): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
                             OL' JOE COLLIN of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 181): LONGARMOFTHELAW of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 319): ONOMOTAPOEIA of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
              (turn 318): TYCANE of SWIFT CURRENT (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 308): RHYTHM METHOD of SURPRISE! (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 136): LONGSHOT of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, I must say, that was my favorite victory to date.  My thanks to Nubian for
that fine match and for not avoiding me.  I only need to win two more and I'm outta
here, so it looks like I'll be challenging for those wins.  That means Glleellmann
will NOT be getting my challenge, as I don't feel like bouncing my attacks off a
target dummy until I fall over from exhaustion.  So Hushpuupy's out, too.  I guess,
out of the active CCs, that only leaves...wait...what's that?...Guardian?...managed
by Talon Volksie?...well, I guess I'll just have to give him one shot at the throne,
for old times sake.

                              Your Duelmaster,
                                   Vajra Valmejar,
                                        Scarlet Knight

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at MENS REA left the arena dejected, after being kicked out of 
the top spot by SOLAPALOOZA.  Good show!  Like a chunk of francium heaved into a wet 
pond, NIGHT'S GUARDIANS blew up the rankings to 34!  Perhaps it is SCARLET KNIGHTS II 
members' intannibility that enabled them to move from 31st to 12th last week...  
(Less time in the sun...) Managers were muttering after NEVERWAKE showed ARUAK CITY 
what they could do:  4-1-1 to move up by 39.  Perhaps it is FISH MONGERS III members' 
intannibility that enabled them to move from 38th to 16th last week...  (Less time in 
the sun...) Thinking about sending their team manager to the Dark Arena is VIEW 
ASKEW, after suffering a 15 drop in ranking.  Like a chunk of francium heaved into a 
wet pond, ..*..SUNGOD..*.. blew up the rankings to 13!  Managers were muttering after 
ABC'S showed ARUAK CITY what they could do:  2-3-0 to move up by 13.  Perhaps it is 
ANGLES OF DEATH members' intannibility that enabled them to move from 52nd to 24th 
last week...  (Less time in the sun...) Like a chunk of francium heaved into a wet 
pond, CLUB HAMMER blew up the rankings to 11!  Managers were muttering after KRILL 
CAVALRY showed ARUAK CITY what they could do:  2-2-0 to move up by 18.  Like a chunk 
of francium heaved into a wet pond, YA GOTTA WINCE... blew up the rankings to 13!  
Perhaps it is SEER KING members' intannibility that enabled them to move from 43rd to 
30th last week...  (Less time in the sun...) Like a chunk of francium heaved into a 
wet pond, CANNIBALZ blew up the rankings to 28!  Managers were muttering after 
ELFQUEST showed ARUAK CITY what they could do:  3-2-0 to move up by 28.  The boys at 
SINCE YOU'RE GONE aren't the happy-go-lucky bunch we all know and love, after 
suffering a 12 drop last week.  Rumor has it an incurable disease has swept the 
stable of SHAOLIN-ISH.  Note their drop in the rankings from 20th to 35th.  Watch 
out!!!  Thinking about sending their team manager to the Dark Arena is MANIC MARVELS, 
after suffering a 15 drop in ranking.  The boys at VELVET GREEN aren't the 
happy-go-lucky bunch we all know and love, after suffering a 19 drop last week.  
Rumor has it an incurable disease has swept the stable of THE IMPERIALS.  Note their 
drop in the rankings from 18th to 46th.  Watch out!!!  Thinking about sending their 
team manager to the Dark Arena is ERRATA, after suffering a 32 drop in ranking.  
Perhaps it is COLORIFIC members' intannibility that enabled them to move from 70th to 
50th last week...  (Less time in the sun...) Like a chunk of francium heaved into a 
wet pond, BRAT PACK II blew up the rankings to 11!  The boys at GERFEL'S FRIENDS 
aren't the happy-go-lucky bunch we all know and love, after suffering a 43 drop last 
week.  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but BEAVERS ARE FOR 
will tell you 18-11-2 is nothing to laugh at...  The boys at MIKE'S MORGUE are 
walking tall, as they are ranked 48th on their first try!  Going for the Duelmaster 
soon?  BEAVERS ARE FOR had cause to celebrate, after MAKING HATS got 24 points by 
beating THE GREAT SAMARITAN.  CRISSY certainly had a baffled expression on hers face, 
after losing to KAHVI and losing 16 points in the process!  VAJRA VALMEJAR 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by ORANGE OSPREY of ANIMAL FARM.  Does 
ARUAK CITY have no one talented enough to dethrone her?  Word has it one team in 
ARUAK CITY is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet 
it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of TUFT TUGGERS, alone and unchallenged.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of PATRONAS VERITAS, so did that sorry 
team shy from TUFT TUGGERS Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and T.S. QUINT is 
it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't VIEW ASKEW proud!  Do my ears deceive 
me?  THAAR HAMARHAND (outclassed by 28 points) challenged SUMTHING PAINFUL, in what 
promises to be a fight.(!) It's not whether you win or lose, but how many points you 
get (3).  Right, THAAR HAMARHAND?  Them's the breaks, DOG-TIRED.  Expecting fair 
challenges from WOLFBROTHERS is evidently too much to ask.  ONEWOLF bested DOG-TIRED 
with a point difference of 29.  So this is what ARUAK CITY calls a duel.  This will 
make an interesting tale.  As a confidence booster, FRED WEASLEY challenged STEEL 
MONKEY, down 22 points.  Do you also slay vicious rodents in your spare time, FRED 
WEASLEY?  FRED WEASLEY won victory over STEEL MONKEY.  The whole thing leaves a 
bitter memory.  Take heed ARUAK CITY, of the unprincipled action of FUR.  By 
challenging BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE, 25 points below him, FUR besmirches the noble art of 
dueling.  Warriors of ARUAK CITY!  Do you wish your reputations tainted by the base 
challenge of FUR?  Call 'im brash!  Call 'im brassy!  Call 'im brave!  Call 'im 
sassy!  DEATHBRINGER will face SALENA WARSMITH, up by 30.  Aaaah, just call 'im dead 
meat.  Soopreyes, soopreyes!  DEATHBRINGER emerges from the fray 1 points the richer. 
Good show, DEATHBRINGER!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Hey YOUNG 
JUSTICE!  Is there some deep dark, unmentionable secret as to why ROBIN has been sent 
to the Dark Arena?   3-1-0 isn't so shabby!  Sober up, young warriors, and take note 
of WARDUKE's fate!  PRESIDENT CHIMP of BAD HEIR DAY handily did him in.  Experience 
counts for something on ARUAK CITY's sands.  I hear BARMAID-PALMS-TIP of SHAOLIN-ISH 
tired of the battles and was thinking of becoming a priest.  DONT KILL ME of 
U.B.O.S.M. saved her the effort of getting references.  Nothing is certain except 
death and more death in these bloody arenas.  DARTH PRETZEL of BAD HEIR DAY met its 
fate at the hands of K. K. DOWNING.  Fair play must not be a credo of BEAVERS ARE 
FOR, as FUR permanently removed BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE of GERFEL'S FRIENDS from the 
competition in a mismatched fight.  Perhaps GIRO PELETON's manager was intending to 
send MARTIN DERGANC to the Dark Arena in the first place, seeing as how bloodfeud has 
nearly expired.  Charity is unknown in ARUAK CITY, and rightly so.  CANNIBALZ exacted 
their revenge against DRAGON JUNKIES S.S..  Justice was served as SECRET fought 
SILENCE in bloodfeud.  Well done, YOUNG JUSTICE!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, 
the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  Do not despair!  
I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAJRA VALMEJAR 4928          13  10  0   119       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARRY POTTER 4497            19  10  0   130       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 RED HOT 5625                 27  11  0   123       COLORIFIC (511)
 SECRET 5302                  27  10  0   109       YOUNG JUSTICE (484)
 GOLDEN MOMENT 5622           16   2  1   109       COLORIFIC (511)
 DREIHDENSMURF 4821           20  11  0   108       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
-RON WEASLEY 4500             21  10  0   107       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 HUSHPUPPY 4045               19  13  0   107       BULLDOGS (157)
 SUMTHING PAINFUL 4735        18  17  0   102       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
-SEGALLION SUNDANCER 4600     14  12  1   101       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-GUARDIAN 3791                14   4  0   100       FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)
 GLLEELLMANN 4514             22   8  0    96       CARNIVAL (379)
-EVENING 4015                 11   3  0    95       SHADOWS (380)
 MAGENTA MANTICORE 5551       10   4  0    94       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 ORANGE OSPREY 5550           12   3  2    93       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 KAHVI 5690                   10   6  0    92       ELFQUEST (515)
-DARKMANE 4097                 8   3  0    91       SHADOWS (380)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INGRATE WHITE CREEP 4377     10   6  0    90       CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
-NUBIAN GOD 4933              11   9  1    89       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-NEVILLE 4498                 16  16  1    86       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
-CRITTER 4455                 12   8  1    86       HORROR FILMS (189)
 B.S. 4301                    16   5  1    85       BULLDOGS (157)
-WIND RUNNER 5510             10   4  0    81       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 BLACK OUT 5623               15   4  0    80       COLORIFIC (511)
 THAAR HAMARHAND 5209         12   7  1    75       KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)
 RICK DERRIS 4932             13   8  0    74       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-PURPLE PASSION 5624          18  16  1    71       COLORIFIC (511)
 TONY MCALPINE 4948           11  10  0    71       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-HADES 5338                   12   6  0    70       MYTHICAL (485)
 CRISSY 4993                  10   6  1    70       VIEW ASKEW (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BACK-DOOR ANGEL 5198         11   6  1    66       VELVET GREEN (475)
-ZLATINA ANGUELOVA 4856       11  15  0    66       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 WALL OF GLASS 5534           11   6  0    66       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 ONEWOLF 5505                 11   1  0    66       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 SKYWISE 5687                  9   6  0    66       ELFQUEST (515)
-SAVOLDELLI 4967               6   3  1    66       GIRO PELETON (436)
 CHERRY CHEETAH 5549           8   3  0    65       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-WISHMASTER 4587               8   2  0    63       HORROR FILMS (189)
-BARK 4177                    10  10  0    62       BULLDOGS (157)
 CONNOR MACLEOD 5532          11   6  0    61       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 LAND OF FLUSH 4373            7  10  0    60       CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
 TALKHIS 5143                  6   1  0    60       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 FRED WEASLEY 4956            11   4  0    59       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 MAKING HATS 5096              5   1  0    59       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
-LOWELL DARNO 4594            15  12  0    58       IMMORTALS (85)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VICTOR O'TOOLE 5204           6   5  0    58       KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEDRO 4871                   12  15  0    56       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-B EATING U 4489              10   6  0    56       HORROR FILMS (189)
 HIRO JHAN TRI 5203            6   4  2    56       KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)
-HOOK ECHO 5155                4   1  1    56       MENS REA (471)
 THE GREAT SAMARITAN 4782     13  16  0    55       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992         11   6  0    55       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 IRON MAGRU 5397               6   2  0    55       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 SERENITY 4449                12   6  0    54       CANNIBALZ (383)
-ANN GRANDE 4991              10   4  0    54       'CROSSED UP (399)
 BONDAGE 5819                  6   3  0    54       VIC'S DUNGEON (522)
 DARIUSZ GIL 5028              7   2  0    51       'CROSSED UP (399)
 LORD BENNETT 4974             9   1  0    49       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 FUZZBALL 5101                 5   2  0    49       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
-GALLOWS POLE 5496             4   1  0    49       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 PRISM EYESBRITE 5531          9   8  0    47       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 THE IRON YUPPIE 3954          6   3  0    47       DAMAGE, INC. (112)
 NILA SUNDANCER 4872           9  18  0    45       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 DOUBLE JOINTER 4887           9   8  0    45       CARNIVAL (379)
 PRESIDENT CHIMP 5091          4   3  1    44       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 ERITHE ENDIREDRE 5141         3   4  0    42       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 LONNIE JOHNSON 4965          11   8  0    41       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 ON THE RACK 5824              6   4  0    41       VIC'S DUNGEON (522)
 TATIANA SEASPRITE 4951       10  10  0    40       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 YO-HO-HO 4865                10  10  0    40       CARNIVAL (379)
 REND 5050                     7   5  0    40       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
 STEEL MONKEY 5196             6   6  0    39       VELVET GREEN (475)
 AXIOM 3918                    4   1  0    39       ERRATA (372)
 NUGATORY 4867                 8  13  0    37       CARNIVAL (379)
-UNFORGIVEN 5420               7   5  0    37       THE UNDERWORLD (494)
 LOOKING AT 5094               5   1  0    37       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
 DOG-TIRED 4467                5   2  0    37       BULLDOGS (157)
 SALENA WARSMITH 5524          2   0  0    36       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 PANDEMIC 5151                 4   2  0    35       MENS REA (471)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 70 MPH ROAD RASH 5447         6   2  0    33       YA GOTTA WINCE... (497)
 MIRAGE 2996                   5   2  0    33       WORTHLESS MANAGERS (272)
 DONT KILL ME 5262             3   1  1    33       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
 K. K. DOWNING 5655            2   1  1    33       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 KILL STEELE 5726              2   0  0    33       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
-JASON X 4731                  5   4  0    32       HORROR FILMS (189)
 BIG LOU 4971                  5   2  0    32       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 MERLIN 3125                   4   1  1    32       WORTHLESS MANAGERS (272)
 APACHE 5450                   3   0  2    32       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
 BEEF BULLION 4501             5   2  3    31       BULLDOGS (157)
 FUR 5098                      5   1  1    31       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
 #1 STUNNA 5152                4   2  0    31       MENS REA (471)
-THE WHOLE ARENA 4475          2   1  1    31       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
 WILDSIDE 5829                 2   1  0    31       BRAT PACK II (523)
 PERNAK 4333                   7   2  0    30       SEER KING (402)
-CONDEMNED SOUL 5423           6   6  0    30       THE UNDERWORLD (494)
-2XZ 5002                      3   4  2    30       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
 STRONGBOW 5686                3   9  0    30       ELFQUEST (515)
 T.S. QUINT 5020               7   8  0    29       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-PUMPKINHEAD II 4854           2   0  0    29       HORROR FILMS (189)
 ANDRIS NAUDUZS 5118           4   2  0    28       GIRO PELETON (436)
 GUN METAL 5451                2   1  1    28       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
-STEELE HAMMER 5483            2   0  0    28       MERCENARY HAMMERZ (504)
 STAR CRUSHER 5154             3   3  0    27       MENS REA (471)
-POLYESTER 5107                3   2  0    27       SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUNK-SHUI 5161                2   3  1    27       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
 MORIAN 5839                   2   0  0    27       ANGLES OF DEATH (524)
 BUDDHA-BELCHES 5164           2   3  0    27       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
 BAD OMEN 3960                 4   3  0    26       DAMAGE, INC. (112)
 CUDDLING 5095                 2   1  1    26       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
 VORTEX 4000                   2   1  0    26       DAMAGE, INC. (112)
 MORPHEUS 5247                 2   3  0    26       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
-BRUCE ALMIGHTY 5003           4   2  2    25       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
 GUMDROP 5104                  4   3  0    25       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 MA'AM 5664                    3   0  0    25       SOLAPALOOZA (512)
 BROWNIE QUEEN 5239            2   1  0    25       ABC'S (480)
-WINTER DAWN 5500              3   4  1    24       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 GARZELLI 5119                 3   4  0    24       GIRO PELETON (436)
 LETHANDER 5265                3   1  0    24       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IVY 4972                      4   4  0    23       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 TAI-CHIHUAHUA 5163            4   1  0    23       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
 SILENCE 5665                  2   1  1    23       ..*..SUNGOD..*.. (513)
 BODEL 4970                    2   5  0    23       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-SPICY VIRTUE SNAK 5159        2   2  0    23       CHIVAL-R-US (472)
 RANDY RHOADS 5053             5   6  0    22       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 CREATURE 4532                 5   7  0    22       CANNIBALZ (383)
 KILLA KUPCAKE 5122            4   4  0    22       CARNIVAL (379)
-FLOYDIAN CONQUEROR 4845       3   6  1    22       FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)
-ENRON 5213                    3   1  0    22       SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)
-ROYAL OZ 4375                 2   6  0    22       CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
 EARTH 5443                    2   1  0    22       CANNIBALZ (383)
-HARLIN DOBBS 5486             4   4  0    21       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-MUSTY KOBOLD 5400             2   1  0    21       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-ALL 4476                      2   0  0    21       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
 NERF KILLIN' 5834             1   1  0    21       ..*..SUNGOD..*.. (513)
 ANJA NOBUS 5249               3   2  0    20       'CROSSED UP (399)
 EXECUTE 5668                  3   0  0    20       ..*..SUNGOD..*.. (513)
 SPIRAL 5440                   2   2  0    20       VELVET GREEN (475)
 GREEN WITH ENVY 5621          2   1  0    20       COLORIFIC (511)
 KILLER DEAL 5261              3   1  0    19       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
-DOC HOLLIDAY 5497             2   5  0    19       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-BEAT FEET 5476                1   0  0    19       FEEL THE BURN (503)
 DUGMO 5372                    3   1  0    18       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-KEMOSABE 5494                 2   5  1    18       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 VIRTUE PUFFS 5233             2   1  1    18       MORAL FIBER (479)
 SNOOCHIE BOOCHIE 5540         1   2  0    18       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 STRATEGERY 5093               3   4  0    17       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 TECHNO-POP 5360               3   1  0    17       SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)
-STINKY JARVIS 5370            2   0  1    17       FREAKSHOW (487)
 TOTALION 5648                 2   1  1    17       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 DERANGED 5538                 1   1  1    17       NEVERWAKE (508)
-BULLETPROOF MONK 4999         1   6  0    17       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
-BRANFORD HAWKE 5077           4   4  0    16       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 STILL LIFE 3953               3   6  1    16       DAMAGE, INC. (112)
 THANK 5660                    3   0  0    16       SOLAPALOOZA (512)
 OXLY RHINCUS 5473             2   0  0    16       FISH MONGERS III (502)
 MOONSHADOW 5680               2   2  0    16       ELFQUEST (515)
 JACKAL 5366                   2   0  0    16       NOBODYS (486)
 JUGULAR 5537                  2   0  0    16       NEVERWAKE (508)
 CORINE DORLAND 5374           1   2  0    16       'CROSSED UP (399)
-BUCKSHOT ROBERTS 5818         1   0  0    16       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 LAISH 4352                    3   5  1    15       SEER KING (402)
 LINERGES 4334                 3   6  0    15       SEER KING (402)
 FETISH 5821                   3   2  0    15       VIC'S DUNGEON (522)
-STONEFACE 5100                3   0  0    15       IMMORTALS (85)
-DISCO 5111                    2   2  0    15       SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SACCHI 5634                   2   1  0    15       GIRO PELETON (436)
 DOUBLE - TAP 5535             2   0  0    15       NEVERWAKE (508)
 TWO FINGERS 5789              2   0  0    15       VELVET GREEN (475)
-KALIDOR THE BOLD 5244         2   1  0    15       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 EDDY DEVOS 5856               1   0  0    15       'CROSSED UP (399)
 MOLTEN METAL 5720             1   1  0    15       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
 SEPHIROTH 5854                1   0  0    15       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 PROTOGENES 5250               3   1  0    14       SEER KING (402)
 VIRTUE CHARMS 5232            3   0  0    14       MORAL FIBER (479)
 FRUITY VIRTUES 5235           2   1  1    14       MORAL FIBER (479)
 COUP 5459                     2   0  0    14       PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)
 FREEDOM HOLES 5651            2   1  0    14       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
-VIRT-U-MATIC 5156             1   3  0    14       CHIVAL-R-US (472)
 ROARK 5841                    1   1  0    14       ANGLES OF DEATH (524)
 PROBLEM CHILD 5863            1   0  0    14       BRAT PACK II (523)
 CTENO POMA 5864               1   0  0    14       FISH MONGERS III (502)
 GANYMEDES 5800                2   0  0    13       MYTHICAL (485)
-JULIANETTA 5378               2   1  0    13       SAUCY'S ANGELS (488)
 ABE LINCOLN 5238              1   2  0    13       ABC'S (480)
 TROGLODYTE 5874               1   0  0    13       MIKE'S MORGUE (527)
-AHLEETIA 5375                 2   1  0    12       SAUCY'S ANGELS (488)
-FLOYDIAN KING 4980            2   2  0    12       FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)
 DAMASTES 4331                 2   6  0    12       SEER KING (402)
 FENRIS 3916                   2   2  0    12       ERRATA (372)
-LIL HEAD KNOX 5371            1   1  0    12       FREAKSHOW (487)
 STILLBORN AGAIN 5785          1   1  0    12       YA GOTTA WINCE... (497)
-WIGGLE 5243                   2   0  0    11       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 THE CAPED COD 5470            2   0  0    11       FISH MONGERS III (502)
 PAINFIRE 5541                 1   1  0    11       DARK WIND (509)
 CHARLIE WEASLEY 5801          1   1  0    11       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 SALUODEL'S DAD 5867           1   0  0    11       BRAT PACK II (523)
 THIEVING SOUL 5752            1   1  0    11       DARK WIND (509)
 PALE STRIDER 5454             3   0  0    10       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
 KIP HARDEE 5842               2   0  0    10       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-CAPSTER 5071                  2   2  0    10       IMMORTALS (85)
 ONYX OWL 5548                 2   4  0    10       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 NADINE 5671                   1   2  0    10       THE IMPERIALS (489)
 MORENO DI BAISE 5633          1   2  0    10       GIRO PELETON (436)
 WANDA GOBY 5471               1   1  0    10       FISH MONGERS III (502)
-KY KY FISH FISH 5836          1   0  0    10       FREAKSHOW (487)
 INIGO MONTOYA 5258            2   3  0     9       KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)
 GOURMET COWBOY 5224           2   3  0     9       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 KEEPER OF SECRETS 5814        2   0  0     9       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 KOGRUHN 5380                  1   3  0     9       THE IMPERIALS (489)
 BELLATRIX 5840                1   1  0     9       ANGLES OF DEATH (524)
-ATHENA 5320                   1   0  0     9       MYTHICAL (485)
-EAGLE EYE LACY 5368           1   2  0     9       FREAKSHOW (487)
-BANG! 5363                    1   0  0     9       NOBODYS (486)
 ODROS 5382                    2   2  0     8       THE IMPERIALS (489)
 MISMOSH 5144                  2   2  0     8       IMMORTALS (85)
 DOMINOE 5453                  1   2  1     8       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
 DIAZINON 5812                 1   1  0     8       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 BLOODLUST 5539                1   1  0     8       NEVERWAKE (508)
-HERMES 5318                   1   1  0     8       MYTHICAL (485)
 WAYLAY 5877                   1   0  0     8       MIKE'S MORGUE (527)
-EXCUSE ME EVERYONE 4478       1   0  0     8       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
-CHASTE RANGER 5377            2   1  0     7       SAUCY'S ANGELS (488)
 BAM 5663                      2   1  0     7       SOLAPALOOZA (512)
 YOU 5662                      2   1  0     7       SOLAPALOOZA (512)
 VIRTUE FLAKES 5234            2   1  0     7       MORAL FIBER (479)
 CANDY MAKER 5237              2   1  0     7       ABC'S (480)
 TUREYNULAL 5381               1   3  1     7       THE IMPERIALS (489)
-POOFIE 5673                   1   0  0     7       SNUGGLE BUNNEES (514)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KLASH 5875                    1   0  0     7       MIKE'S MORGUE (527)
 EQUALIZER 5835                1   1  0     7       CANNIBALZ (383)
 DEATH JESTER 5641             1   2  0     7       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
-PEOPLE OF ARUAK 4477          0   1  0     7       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
 CLEARBROOK 5678               0   3  0     7       ELFQUEST (515)
-EL SCORCHO 5430               1   1  1     6       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-TASSLES 5379                  1   2  1     6       SAUCY'S ANGELS (488)
-SWEATRAG 5479                 1   0  0     6       FEEL THE BURN (503)
-CUDDLEBUG 5672                1   0  0     6       SNUGGLE BUNNEES (514)
-FROTHING HAMMER 5480          1   1  0     6       MERCENARY HAMMERZ (504)
 BONNIE RAITT 5790             1   0  0     6       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 TITAN 5799                    1   1  0     6       MYTHICAL (485)
-SKOAL VIR-CHEW TM 5158        1   3  0     6       CHIVAL-R-US (472)
-BULLDOG HAMMER 5481           1   1  0     5       MERCENARY HAMMERZ (504)
 SKULL MASTER 5452             1   2  0     5       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
 SPIRIT CHASER 5632            1   2  0     5       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
-ELIZA PIGERON 5222            1   2  0     5       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-VARESSA 5376                  1   2  0     5       SAUCY'S ANGELS (488)
 CONEY ISLAND 5236             1   2  0     5       ABC'S (480)
-FERONA HEARTFUL 5099          1   2  0     5       IMMORTALS (85)
-HIGH PROTECTOR 5644           1   0  0     5       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
 DUMB ROCKY 5257               0   5  0     5       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 KONEL 5798                    1   1  0     4       YOUNG JUSTICE (484)
 ARUAKI TRAITOR 5795           1   1  0     4       MENS REA (471)
 IMPULSE 5797                  1   1  0     4       YOUNG JUSTICE (484)
-PERSIANA JONES 5427           1   1  0     4       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 RISE 5817                     1   1  0     4       ERRATA (372)
 VOID SMOKE 5545               1   1  0     4       DARK WIND (509)
 SILASH 5837                   1   1  0     4       ANGLES OF DEATH (524)
 CHOPSTICK SURGEON 5649        1   1  0     4       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 19SZ3DF 3920                  0   4  0     4       ERRATA (372)
 DEATHBRINGER 3919             0   4  0     4       ERRATA (372)
 DOG FASHION 5240              0   3  0     3       ABC'S (480)
 MORNING MIST 5643             0   3  0     3       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 SOEK 5646                     0   3  0     3       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 FIRE 5441                     0   3  0     3       CANNIBALZ (383)
 SKIRMISH 5457                 0   2  0     2       PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)
 REDRUM 5855                   0   1  0     2       SOLAPALOOZA (512)
 BRIN SAUGER 5472              0   2  0     2       FISH MONGERS III (502)
 BOB HOPE 5631                 0   2  0     2       SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)
-ATOMIC ORANGE 5429            0   2  0     2       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 DISMEMBERS ONLY 5788          0   2  0     2       YA GOTTA WINCE... (497)
-ARUAK HAMMER 5482             0   2  0     2       MERCENARY HAMMERZ (504)
-DOUBLE-O-ZERO 5428            0   2  0     2       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 BODY BAG 5536                 0   2  0     2       NEVERWAKE (508)
-FROTHINGSLOSH BOOBS 5642      0   2  0     2       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
-A SMALL CIGAR 5653            0   2  0     2       VELVET GREEN (475)
 KYLA 5791                     0   2  0     2       THE IMPERIALS (489)
-DUH HUNTER HAMMER 5484        0   2  0     2       MERCENARY HAMMERZ (504)
 DEBATE 5456                   0   2  0     2       PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)
-CREAMER 5369                  0   2  0     2       FREAKSHOW (487)
 THUNDERSTORM 5879             0   1  0     1       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-SLAVORADE 5475                0   1  0     1       FEEL THE BURN (503)
-MARATHON 5478                 0   1  0     1       FEEL THE BURN (503)
 YOUR KIDZ 5868                0   1  0     1       BRAT PACK II (523)
 SLOWBURN 5873                 0   1  0     1       DAMAGE, INC. (112)
-MOOPIE PIE 5674               0   1  0     1       SNUGGLE BUNNEES (514)
-SHNOOGIEWOOGUMS 5675          0   1  0     1       SNUGGLE BUNNEES (514)
 PROTON AGONIZER 5859          0   1  0     1       KNIGHTS OF GLORY (476)
-RINUS 5543                    0   1  0     1       DARK WIND (509)
 NIPPLE CLAMP 5861             0   1  0     1       VIC'S DUNGEON (522)
-DEVIL'S KNUCKLE 5544          0   1  0     1       DARK WIND (509)
 CHAZZBOT 5880                 0   1  0     1       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HEPCAT 5654                   0   1  0     1       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-MR. METRIC MOJO 5477          0   1  0     1       FEEL THE BURN (503)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MURDER 5666            0  3 0 ..*..SUNGOD..*.. 513  SPYMASTER 490         471 NONE    
OFF 5833               0  2 0 ..*..SUNGOD..*.. 513  WURM KIN 495          471 NONE    
LUCIUS 5838            0  2 0 ANGLES OF DEATH 524   DOMINOE 5453          471         
JUNIOR 1 5092          2  4 0 BAD HEIR DAY 463      MOUNTAIN TROLL 486    471 NONE    
DARTH PRETZEL 5089     3  3 1 BAD HEIR DAY 463      K. K. DOWNING 5655    471         
DINNER 5251            1  3 0 BEAVERS ARE FOR 464   SPYMASTER 490         471 NONE    
SALUODEL'S MOM 5866    0  1 0 BRAT PACK II 523      MOUNTAIN TROLL 486    471 NONE    
WIND 5442              0  1 0 CANNIBALZ 383         GUN METAL 5451        469 JUST REV
40OZ VIRTUE GULP 5160  2  2 0 CHIVAL-R-US 472       WINTER DAWN 5500      469         
BURRM 5647             1  1 0 CLUB HAMMER 491       BEEF BULLION 4501     470         
ZIPPER 3935            1  1 0 ERRATA 372            TOTALION 5648         469 REVENGED
SOFTBALL PLAYER  5367  0  1 0 FREAKSHOW 487         FUNK-SHUI 5161        468 REVENGED
BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE 5650  0  2 0 GERFEL'S FRIENDS 253  FUR 5098              471         
MARTIN DERGANC 5027    8  2 0 GIRO PELETON 436      NUBIAN GOD 4933       468         
MAGNUS 5120            0  1 0 GIRO PELETON 436      EL SCORCHO 5430       468 REVENGED
TRACII GUNS 5010       6  7 0 THE HEADCUTTERS I 412 DARTH PRETZEL 5089    468 JUST REV
GLENN TIPTON 5656      0  1 0 THE HEADCUTTERS I 412 APACHE 5450           469         
ENDRUSAL 5383          1  1 0 THE IMPERIALS 489     TASSLES 5379          469         
VEMYNAL 5384           0  1 0 THE IMPERIALS 489     STINKY JARVIS 5370    468         
WINDBREAK 5167         0  5 0 KRILL CAVALRY 374     TUREYNULAL 5381       469         
LIMP 5153              1  3 0 MENS REA 471          THE WHOLE ARENA 4475  469         
MYRMIDON 5876          0  1 0 MIKE'S MORGUE 527     VIRTUE PUFFS 5233     471         
CREAM OF VIRTUE 5231   1  2 1 MORAL FIBER 479       MERLIN 3125           471         
SEPHIROTH 5638         1  1 0 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 474 CREAM OF VIRTUE 5231  470         
GIL BATES 5745         0  1 0 NOBODYS 486           BANDIT PRINCE 493     471 NONE    
TYKE MYSON 5746        0  1 0 NOBODYS 486           HIGH ELF 487          471 NONE    
KADINA 5813            0  2 0 PATRONAS VERITAS 470  WURM KIN 495          471 NONE    
NEGOTIATE 5458         0  2 0 PLATEMAIL POLITIC 499 FRUITY VIRTUES 5235   471         
WARDUKE 5525           4  1 0 SCARLET KNIGHTS I 507 PRESIDENT CHIMP 5091  471         
BLADE SLAYER 5793      0  1 0 SHADOWS 380           DEVELLAN JARA 491     471 NONE    
ECLIPSE 5794           0  1 0 SHADOWS 380           DARK CHAMPION 492     471 NONE    
LOST 5792              0  1 0 SHADOWS 380           MOUNTAIN TROLL 486    471 NONE    
BARMAID-PALMS-TI 5165  4  1 0 SHAOLIN-ISH 473       DONT KILL ME 5262     471         
TEDDY BEAR 5103        2  5 0 SNUGGLEBUNNIES 465    DERANGED 5538         471         
FANCY 5058             3  4 0 U.B.O.S.M. 82         2XZ 5002              467 REVENGED
DAME 5862              0  1 0 VIC'S DUNGEON 522     BLACK ORC 488         471 NONE    
MORIARTY 3491          1  2 0 WORTHLESS MANAGER 272 SPYMASTER 490         471 NONE    
DAME 1 5869            0  1 0 WORTHLESS MANAGER 272 STONE GOLEM 494       471 NONE    
DAME 2 5870            0  1 0 WORTHLESS MANAGER 272 BLACK ORC 488         471 NONE    
SPLIT WIDE OPEN 5786   1  1 0 YA GOTTA WINCE... 497 BEEF BULLION 4501     471         
EATEN FROM INSID 5787  0  1 0 YA GOTTA WINCE... 497 APACHE 5450           470         
ROBIN 5283             3  2 0 YOUNG JUSTICE 484     SPYMASTER 490         471 NONE    
DOC TIN 5860           0  1 0 YOUNG JUSTICE 484     DEVELLAN JARA 491     471 NONE    
HARM 5796              0  1 0 YOUNG JUSTICE 484     SILENCE 5665          470 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Street Legal -- Yes, I am very aware of my leaving the Vcartel, and so are my
warriors, so if you want to address anyone, or make any kind of threats to anyone,
make them out to me.  Yes, I am an invader, so if that pits me against managers with
whom I was once allied, so be it.  As Doc said, if you want to make a big deal about
a very small percentage that very small percentage will rapidly increase.  Maybe not
by me alone, well, definitely not me alone.  So if you say so, I look forward to your
advances towards Apache or any other of my warriors in this arena.  There will be no
holding back on my part, they will run as if they didn't kill. -- Youngblood, manager
of Dragon Junkies S.S., the FIRM

Hanibal -- Well, Gun Metal is still alive and yet again he wins against one of your
warriors.  As I told Street Legal, make all threats against me; the only thing my
warriors will be concentrating on is bloodying their weapons on any manager's warrior
who has a problem with the way I run.  Oh yeah, 11-6 against a 1-0-1 warrior seems
unfair, but looks, as you know by now, are deceiving. -- Youngblood, the FIRM

All -- I had planned on sending a team to this arena before all this invading/
defending campaign started.  Not until a manager that runs in this arena told me how
things are done in this arena (you know who you are) did I decide to side with the
invaders.  Now two turns have passed and three are dead at the hands of my team;
doesn't look to good for the defenders so far.  I agree that there are (well maybe)
better warriors in this arena than mine, but that, as Hanibal now knows, doesn't
matter.  So whether my team turns out to be a dominant force in this arena or a one
hit wonder, it doesn't matter, there will be a lot of six foot deep holes in the
ground when it is all said and done. -- Youngblood, the FIRM

Tank -- If you make a grab for Scrag's Lizard, two things are going to happen.
First, he's going to like it and second, you prolly won't like what's in your hand
and all over your face.  He doesn't get out much so he's quite excitable.

Lukarian -- Are you and your manager like Little Timmy?  You whine about everything,
scream for entitlement then spend your life wondering why everyone else is always
doing terrible things to you?  Clearly you're a pussy. -- Guardian

All -- With all this talk of death and killing, I fear I could not hold back the
Angles of Death any longer.  They are now your problem. -- The Preacher

Serenity -- Don't worry, old timer.  I am sure you will be put out of you misery very
soon.  And hey, look at it like this, the competition is much steeper on the Isle, so
I did you a favor by beating your ass. -- Gun Metal

Armalias -- Do you run any teams above 50%?  Doesn't look like it, even in the
regionals your record sucks.  You should consider that before you start spouting off
calling your betters nobodies.  But then you are just a little punk.... -- Sylvester
Frothingslosh

Angus -- Savo's cooling his heels for the upcoming tournament, though I admit to
being tempted to bring him out for that occasion!  Bart got the shot he wanted; but
inexplicably through a normal attack.  Oh well, such is dueling life. -- Dr. Mabuse
P.S.  Know that I made a ducat or two betting on your man! -- D.M.

Hanibal -- Welcome back!...and where would I go?  ;)  This is home and always will
be. -- Dr. Mabuse

Kennelworth -- Please be careful when inviting 'Crossed Up warriors to the Bulldog
for spirits...I have a hell of a time getting them back out again! -- Dr. Mabuse,
'Crossed Up & Giro Peleton

Inigo Montoya -- You really, really tired me out, you dog, you. -- Dog-Tired

Burrm?  Gee!  Sorry Club Hammer, I really didn't want that to happen.  Wow!  Now
you'll think I'm an Invader or something! -- Beef Bullion

Neville -- It was my day, buddy.  The next one is probably yours. -- Hushpuppy

Sumthing Painful -- That was no B.S., huh?  Great fight! -- B.S.

Ingrate White Creep -- Our alliance is not bragging over yours now! -- Bark (with no
bite)

Shiver me timbers, mateys.  They be some bloody plank-walkin'.  Got me eye on them
Wolfbrothers n' Deadman's Hand.  Bloody sure!  Get me some landlubbers! -- Mino

Windrunner -- I had fun having my way with you. -- Hushpuppy

Gerfel -- Another salute.  Nice column.  Good luck with The Firm.  If I can help in
any way.... -- Kennelworth

Congratulations to the mighty Duelmaster who drinks free at The Bulldog Inn.  Vajra
Valmejar -- Salute! -- Kennelworth

Interesting tournament, Frothingdrinkers!  For such ingenuity, I'm enhancing your
special sale rate for booze at The Bulldog Inn.  One for the price of three.  Enjoy!
-- Kennelworth

The pictures look great, Adie!  And business is booming!  Your politics
recommendation is terrific! -- Kennelworth

Generalissimo, my friend, Chicago Bull, indeed.  All you say is true, and my friends
send their Howdys. -- Kennelworth

Adie -- The RUGS of Aruak City have long been known to be the best by their measure,
and the worst by ours.  Woe to the manager. -- Kennelworth

Doc -- I guess you didn't get to buy any this past round, so I'll buy your friends a
round for yours and their sorrow. -- Kennelworth

Angus -- Keep The Bulldog open late?  There is no late at The Bulldog.  We are a full
service, whenever you want it, establishment!  Welcome to our town. -- Kennelworth

Carny -- And a salute to you and your humor. -- Kennelworth

Leeta -- Maybe a few slow ones, for the moment.  The Great and Wonderful Oz is
definitely back. -- Kennelworth

Doc Steele?  Goose stepping, did you say, Armalias?  Times will never change. -- Ace
of Talcama

Guardian -- I am certain that if Doc Steele has indeed seen it, it certainly was not
in its most pristine state. -- Alfredo

Guardian -- Well, if your team sucks, there is this wonderful things that they call
the Dark Arena to rid your team of the dead weight.  Show what you're made of and
produce a team worth running. -- Alfredo

Dueling Commission -- I understand that you have changed the rules so that managers
may run multiple teams in an arena when they have a team that was from a closed
arena.  While I understand your reasoning behind making this change, the net result
is that some managers may run multiple teams in an arena while other may not (those
that have no teams from closed arenas, such as myself).  At this time I have no
desire to run multiple teams in Aruak or any other arena for that matter, however
there may come a time in which I do.  I am certain that there are likely others in my
position that agree with me.  If certain managers are allowed to run multiple teams
in an arena, then ALL should.  Let me make it clear that I am not belly-aching about
managers running multiple teams; it doesn't bother me in the slightest.  I simply
suggest that the rules should be the same for all.  Please consider lifting the one
team per arena restriction for all managers.  Thank you for listening. -- Alfredo
Frothingslosh, mgr. of Since You're Gone

     I've passed this along to the appropriate people. -- Ed.

Kennelworth -- Your stale ale cannot hold a candle to Olde Frothingslosh.  We proudly
brew our own, sirrah!  Thanks, but no thanks to your offer, if we do choose to grace
your establishment with our presence, we will bring our own refreshments. -- Alfredo

Tig Toad -- Although we agree with Doc Steele in his approach to "honorable" dueling,
we are minions of no man other than the Powerful and All-knowing Biff "the Boss"
Frothingslosh!  We are no more closely associated to Doc Steele than any of the other
invaders, and let me remind you that the Frothingslosh Syndicate had arrived in Aruak
well before Doc Steele and the other invaders did so. -- Alfredo

The Saint -- Definitely looks like it's a good time to put together a manager list
for Aruak. -- Alfredo

     Righty-ho.  It's in the spotlight section due to size.  I've not included
     "invader" and "defender" information.  For that I'd have to go back over the
     last two or three newsletters and I must admit the ming boggles at the thought.
     -- The Saint, keeper of lists

SOL -- Nice start!  Let's see how long you can keep it up. -- Alfredo

All -- 70 teams and growing.  WOW!  Originally I was planning to wait for the 2004
FTF to run my tourney-ready warriors, however (finances allowing) I believe that I
will run my entire team once the mail-in freeze date has passed.  I just couldn't
stand to miss out on all the fun for three additional months!  By the looks of things
Aruak just might balloon to well over 100 teams.  Regardless of what side of the
fence you fall, I think most would agree that Aruak is becoming the toughest and most
active arena in all of Alastari.  Huzzah! -- Alfredo

Generalissimo Puerco -- Let me inform you of my policy:  If I see a challenge I think
favors me in some manner I make it.  I repay all down challenges to me on a 10 to one
basis at all levels of the game, in every arena, in every tourney class, and anywhere
I can find your warriors.  I'll raise my kill desire in tourneys and I'll follow your
teams to every arena in the game from Mordant to Gateway.  Are you sure you want to
go toe to toe with me ?  -- Guardian
P.S.  Every death I took at the last tourney has had a team activated in the home
arena of the offending warrior and I will be attempting to kill not only the
offending warrior, I'll be attempting to kill his teammates, and his family if
necessary.  I'll find that manager's teams wherever they exist and attempt to kill
those too and while this isn't meant to be a direct assault on you, you opened your
mouth.
P.P.S.  I just want to be clear on one thing, I'm f'n back.

Talon Volksie -- How disappointing that you have decided to join the so called
invaders.  I had thought you better then that.  It is said a man can be judged on the
company he keeps and I am afraid your company stinks.  I hope you come to your senses
soon before their stench rubs off on you. -- Rillion

In case anyone is too stupid and or lazy to put two and two together, I manage
Mythical and Young Justice.  Also until Aruak City returns to its normal self, which
should not be too long, I will be taking over the management of Gryffindor House 2
from my associate Godric Gryffindor. -- Rillion

60 teams, 70 teams, do I hear 80?

Hushpuppy -- You sure quieted me down. -- Neville

Iron Magru -- Get a little tired there?  I would advise you challenge more active
warriors in the future.  You certainly do not have the endurance to scum a more
thoughtful warrior. -- Fred Weasley

Techno-Pop -- I do not like your beat at all. -- Charlie Weasley

Candy Maker -- I never realized candy making was so boring or slow.  And I hate slow.
-- Hermes

Spirit Chaser -- You are as amusing to watch as a dog chasing its own tail. -- Titan

19sz3Df -- Umm., how come I get the feeling you expect to lose a lot of fights? --
Ganymedes

Deranged -- Nice try but remember just because Doc Steele's your manager doesn't mean
you are good. -- Impulse

Kadina -- Better luck next time, you will need it. -- Konel

Merlin -- You must have used magic to win those first three fights cause you did not
impress me at all.  And I am not a very good warrior, so it's time for me to give way
to a new replacement. -- Robin

Silence -- Oh goody, I was hoping I'd get at least one chance to bloodfeud someone
into oblivion after my six new replacement warriors made their debut this turn.
Thanks for taking the bait. -- Rillion

TigToad -- Welcome to Aruak City.  If you ignore all the riffraff that's running
about screaming for blood, you will find this a very nice city and a fun arena. --
Rillion

Dr. Mabuse -- Don't expect creativity from a 'slosher lemming, they will only
disappoint you. -- Rillion

Nuln -- I've got all your movies on pirated DVD's.  A friend gave them to me for
free, so at least I got my money's worth. -- Rillion
P.S.  Welcome to Aruak City and good luck against the Lemmingsloshers.

Mordraith -- You actually going to try to back up your words this time or are you
just running your mouth from the sidelines, like usual? -- Rillion
P.S.  Yes, you guys made such an improvement to Tarrgir, a shuttered arena speaks
volumes about how much you and your friends add to an arena.

Tripwire -- Seeing Dead People?  Try going to the regular fights instead of hanging
out at the Dark Arena all night.  You will find lots of live warriors in the Aruaki
Arena and very few deaths. -- Rillion

Sol -- Speaking of ignorant, you do not have to be Andorian to appreciate the Aruak
City way of life.  And I guess you do not have higher brain function to realize the
hypocrisy of bring death to this arena while complaining about people pushing their
ways on others. -- Rillion

Generalissimo -- Nice looking slasher there.  Congratulations on getting him out. --
Rillion

Tankesh -- I have yet to get one spectacular warrior as a replacement here.  I have
gotten quite a few passing replacements but none that have ever gotten me excited. --
Rillion

Street Legal -- In your comment to Fuzzball you said something that I could not
understand, "be you a Frothingslosh or one of the lesser".  Now what I can not figure
out is how is it possible for there to be someone that is lesser than a
Frothingslosher? -- Rillion

Mordigan -- You have been misled by the lemmings.  There is no such thing as a Kredo-
policeman (no matter how it is spelled).  Your desire to remain neutral in this

battle between the lemmings and the patriots of Aruaki City is noted by us Patriots
at least, it will do you no good with the lemmings though since they desire to kill
everyone regardless of affiliation. -- Rillion

Hanibal -- A triple (WT/WL/DF) lunger starts with a decent attack base.  Lungers will
eventually learn attack (although generally they learn init and defense faster) so I
would not DA this warrior. -- Rillion

Dreihdensmurf -- You're a yucky blue guy!  I didn't know I had to fight yucky blue
guys. -- Jughead the Disconcerted

     You must look beyond the surface. -- Ed.

The Great Samaritan -- Are you sure that's what Samaritans are supposed to do?  I
thought they were supposed to help people out even when they didn't want to, and
stuff like that.  Of course, maybe you were.  Maybe that's a sign of something.  Hmm.
I'll have to think about this. -- Kedro

Nadine -- ... -- Dumb Rocky

Nadine -- I'm sure if he could figure out how to say it, Rocky would tell you that
was a good fight...at least on your part. -- Leeta

The Iron Yuppie -- Now THAT was definitely a sign. -- Nila Sundancer
P.S.  Especially the first minute.
P.P.S.  And the second.  Looks like I need a strategy change here.

Nila -- Dream on. -- Leeta

Bloodlust -- Bloodlust is all well and good, but there are other, more productive
things for which one could and possibly should lust, you know. -- Kip Hardee

Frothingslosh Syndicate -- I have been involved perforce in your competitions in
Riztab and Bonsur.  That the contests brought new teams into the arenas in question
was good, that the teams did not remain after the end of the contest was not
surprising; that is the normal aftermath.  That you simply declared all active teams
in the arena to be members of the contest was a surprise the first time, and I
wondered then if you did so because you couldn't get enough participants otherwise.
The number of new teams at the beginning of the contest seemed to belie this, but
towards the end, I noticed that there were none but 'Sloshers and permanent
residents, so maybe that was the reason after all.  No matter, the 99 Bottles of Beer
contests were relatively innocuous.
     This Murder By Numbers thing is a different matter entirely.  It seems to me
that with this contest, you are doing not only Aruak City but the game as a whole a
disservice.  That it will result in turning this arena into a snake-pit of hostile
factions seems likely.  In the short run, no doubt that would give you satisfaction.
     But is it good for Duelmasters as a whole?  I honestly don't believe that it is.
Managers have congregated in the Andorian region and specifically in this arena
because they enjoy a particular style of play, as is their right.  Many of these
managers do not play in other arenas, most do not play in other regions.  I have no
doubt that they will fight, and fiercely, for their views and their home arena, even
if it means suspending the type of play they enjoy.  But when the enjoyment is gone,
how long will they continue to play?  What advantage, in the long run, is there to
driving players both old and relatively new out of the game entirely?  The
Duelmasters community is not a large one.  I do not believe that it will benefit by
losing members.
     They tell me that you were provoked by boasting on the Roundtable.  I don't
know, I'm not a member of the Roundtable.  But I can imagine the type and tone of
claims and comments that may have been made.  I have heard them before, many times.
There are always people who will boast, you have done it yourselves.  There are
always people who are obnoxious about their views, you are not innocent of this.  I
understand the reflexive response that says "Let's grind their faces into the sand
until they eat those words."  It is a response that comes out of the very foundations
of human personality:  they're different, they're yapping, kill them.  We have found
other responses to these situations over the millennia, but that is still the first
one, the automatic one.  But I have seen the arenas where such competitions have
played out in the past, both during and after the battle.  The end result has not
been an arena with better manners, or an arena that at least keeps its collective
mouth shut, or an arena that adopted a new style of play.  The result has been a dead
arena.  This, too, is not to the long-term benefit of Duelmasters.
     I do not demand any action of you--not the alteration or withdrawal of your
contest or any other response.  You will do as you wish, which is your right, just as
it is and has always been the right of the players in Aruak City to pursue their own
styles of play.  But I do demand that you think about the likely long-term
consequences of this contest.  What is important to you in Duelmasters?  That
everyone play the same way, that no one boast of the superiority of their views if
those views do not agree with your own...that the game falters and slides a little 
closer to the end of its life?
     I shall continue, for now, with my standard policy of neither challenging nor
avoiding anyone in this arena.  I shall not enlist myself with the ranks of the
active "defenders" of the Aruak City Way.  I definitely do not align myself with the
"invaders."  But I am not neutral. -- Leeta Stormrider, Krill Cavalry

Kennelworth -- Come to Aradi and we will unite with your dogs! -- Spot, manager of
Red Dog Gang, once of Point

Ace -- Oh, I dunno, Neverware, Deadman's Hand, and Wolfbrothers sounds to ME like the
roster of a rock concert in the sixties. -- Leeta

Mordigan -- Apology noted, an unnecessary courtesy, but a courtesy none the less for
that.  All my warriors have records like that.  It's because I run everything and
seldom change strategies, challenge, or avoid. -- Leeta, Krill Cavalry

Hanibal, QOW -- If I had a triplet lunger who didn't learn attack skills (assuming I
noticed this, which is problematic), and one of the seventeens was WT, I'd ask myself
what he WAS learning.  Maybe he's one of those flukey warriors that comes along from
time to time and seems to defy the pattern of his style.  Maybe he should be run as
though he were a defensive style, and the heck with attack skills. -- Leeta
P.S.  Does he have any attack ratings already?

Armalias -- That's the spirit!  Show us how good you are, tough guy.  I hope you have
that kind of moxie a year from now, when this Renaissance Festival has been honed
into the Darwinian fitness factory it has the potential to be.  Maybe when this party
is over with, I'll even know what team(s) you manage. -- Chazz

Murder by numbers...one, two, three...five, four, eight, one.

Angus -- Welcome to the newsletter!  I'm sorry that you did not speak up earlier.
Good luck in Aruak City. -- Generalissimo Puerco

Congrats to Jughead and all of our recently-made Lord Protectors. -- Generalissimo
Puerco

Garfield, Nuln -- Welcome back to Aruak. -- Generalissimo Puerco

QoW -- The way I see it, a triplet lunger that won't learn attack skills is a lot
more favorable than a 13-17-11 wt/wl/df lunger than won't.  I don't write off a
lunger just because of a stubbornness they have toward attack skills; I'd go through
a lot of lungers that way.  Try and fight warriors with an equal inability to learn
parry and defense, and your guy should be fine. -- Generalissimo Puerco

Hanibal -- Interestingly enough, the first few styles I graduated seemed easy.  It
was the last two, basher and ripper, that gave me headaches.  You know how far along
I was with Vegetarian Vagrant when she died. -- Generalissimo Puerco

Bulldogs -- I didn't get a chance to welcome you back.  I hope you stick around for a
while.  Good luck. -- Dartor

Gerfels -- Yes I was in shock.  This is the most teams we've ever had in the arena.
We will see how long this lasts.  Congrats on getting all styles to advanced.  I
personally only need to get parry-lunge from this arena to have all graduate also.
Thanks for the good wishes. -- Dartor

Talon Volksie -- I'm sorely disappointed to see this out of you.  We've battled side-
by-side, honorably, for many years in Andorak.  That all ends now.  You have named
yourself my enemy...so be it. -- Armalias

Mordraith -- The heck with you. -- Armalias

Tripwire -- You'll be seeing a lot more, unless I miss my guess.  Best of luck...I
think you'll need it. -- Armalias

Sol -- The heck with you, too.  It is YOU and your idiot fellows who have awakened a
sleeping giant.  More than one, in fact, as the Consortium is back as well. I may
have been running for the last few years, but I've paid very little attention.  No
more.  Thanks to you and yours for that, at least. -- Armalias

Q.O.W. -- Depends on if he's +4 defense or not.  Lukarian didn't learn attack, and
look how well he did!?!  He would have done better if I'd only paid more attention...
like I'm now doing. -- Armalias

Hanibal -- Welcome back.  Fight with honor and take death to the enemy. -- Armalias

Drinks for all Registered Defenders of Aruak City on Scarlet Knights this weekend in
honor of Lukarian's  graduation and Vajra's retaking of the throne.  See what happens
when I pay attention? -- Armalias, on a common theme this week....

View Askew -- You sure have been challenging my guys a lot lately...is there a
problem I need to be aware of?  Let me know before I loose the hounds...lol. --
Armalias

Ahleetia -- Thanks for the skills.  I try again after a few more turns like that one.
-- Moonshadow

Glleellmann -- Well done.  I was always running with my favorite weapon, but even
with my rhythm it wasn't quite enough to keep you from scumming me.... <grin> --
Lukarian

Land of Flush -- I can't say enough how much I appreciated that. -- Skywise

Jugular -- Lucky start.  Care to try again, lunger? -- Clearbrook

Schnoogiewoogums -- With a name like that, you're lucky I didn't kill you. -- Salena

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
pests.
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
     Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

Kennelworthy -- A whole personal to us and not a single 'yep'sir'.  Tisk.  Well, we'll 
certainly make the rounds at the Bulldog Inn, can't pass up a decent tavern, even if 
the brew is over-priced.  We'll just drink our own for a bit, get sorta happy, then 
come by and do the courtesy of throwin' one back to help with your wavering coffers.  
Glad you could make the festivities here in Aruak City... I know how warm a cave can 
be in hibernation, we're really very honored.  And, ooo those heated doghouses... man, 
sorry to have gotten you out, but now that you're here, heck, right? -- Manray 
Frothingslosh

Doc Steele - 'Love what you've done to the place...' -- Manray

Tankesh -- I know!  Can you believe it?  That's what I'm sayin'! -- Manray

Street Legal -- Then, y'all might want to go get tested... sorry, I should have told 
y'all sooner, it's my fault. It was evil, but that's what the 'Darth' part of my name 
is for.  -- Darth Pretzel

Nuln... is that sort of, like, Niln Void?  They kicked ass!

Generalissimo Puerco -- Hrrumph-mmph hrruh-mph, pwuh-pwuh hhrururugh gah-ah gah-gah-
gah.  -- Mahrah

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROBIN was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JUNIOR 1 was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
KADINA was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DINNER was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
MORIARTY was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MURDER was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
OFF was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BLADE SLAYER was slaughtered by DEVELLAN JARA in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DAME was executed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
GIL BATES was put to death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DOC TIN was easily killed by DEVELLAN JARA in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
DAME 1 was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TYKE MYSON was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DAME 2 was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
SALUODEL'S MOM was easily killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena bout.
ECLIPSE was narrowly killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
LOST was narrowly killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena competition.
SECRET bested SILENCE in a 5 minute one-sided Bloodfeud battle.
SERENITY devastated GUN METAL in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud bout.
RANDY RHOADS was overcome by APACHE in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
K. K. DOWNING butchered DARTH PRETZEL in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
RISE was luckily beaten by TOTALION in a 1 minute amateur's Bloodfeud brawl.
ERITHE ENDIREDRE devastated STRONGBOW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
RED HOT luckily beat GLLEELLMANN in a tiresome 20 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
RICK DERRIS was viciously subdued by B.S. in a 24 minute Challenge competition.
THAAR HAMARHAND lost to SUMTHING PAINFUL in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge match.
ONEWOLF outwaited DOG-TIRED in a dull 32 minute Challenge duel.
FRED WEASLEY bested STEEL MONKEY in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
VICTOR O'TOOLE was luckily beaten by WALL OF GLASS in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
DARIUSZ GIL beat ON THE RACK in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BONDAGE vanquished TATIANA SEASPRITE in a exciting 4 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
AXIOM was overpowered by TALKHIS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
FUZZBALL overpowered NUGATORY in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge fray.
#1 STUNNA was vanquished by LAND OF FLUSH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
KILL STEELE viciously subdued T.S. QUINT in a 2 minute gory Challenge fray.
PRESIDENT CHIMP executed WARDUKE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
FUR assassinated BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
KILLA KUPCAKE was savagely defeated by PERNAK in a exciting 6 minute Challenge fray.
PANDEMIC won victory over GARZELLI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
ANDRIS NAUDUZS luckily beat SPIRAL in a 8 minute master vs. novice Challenge match.
MORPHEUS demolished STILL LIFE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
LINERGES was narrowly defeated by OXLY RHINCUS in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
BLOODLUST savagely defeated DOG FASHION in a 2 minute bloody novice's Challenge duel.
JUGULAR subdued CLEARBROOK in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge competition.
COUP beat FIRE in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
CORINE DORLAND vanquished ARUAKI TRAITOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SNOOCHIE BOOCHIE vanquished LAISH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
DUGMO unbelievably bested KOGRUHN in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge match.
SPIRIT CHASER was handily defeated by ABE LINCOLN in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
CHOPSTICK SURGEON was outlasted by PALE STRIDER in a 14 minute Challenge fight.
SPLIT WIDE OPEN was slaughtered by BEEF BULLION in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
LUCIUS was put to death by DOMINOE in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
SACCHI lost to LETHANDER in a 2 minute novice's Challenge match.
EXECUTE viciously subdued MORENO DI BAISE in a 2 minute novice's Challenge bout.
TWO FINGERS overpowered DUMB ROCKY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
GREEN WITH ENVY devastated SILASH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
CONEY ISLAND was bested by THE CAPED COD in a 2 minute novice's Challenge battle.
PROTOGENES bested BRIN SAUGER in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
ANJA NOBUS demolished DAMASTES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge battle.
SKIRMISH was bested by EQUALIZER in a 2 minute gruesome novice's Challenge bout.
CHARLIE WEASLEY devastated BODY BAG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DEATHBRINGER was devastated by SALENA WARSMITH in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
MORIAN savagely defeated DIAZINON in a 4 minute novice's Challenge match.
FREEDOM HOLES overcame KONEL in a popular 3 minute bloody amateur's Challenge battle.
CUDDLING narrowly defeated CREATURE in a 6 minute Challenge bout.
VAJRA VALMEJAR viciously subdued ORANGE OSPREY in a 1 minute veteran's Title duel.
HUSHPUPPY narrowly defeated INGRATE WHITE CREEP in a exciting 6 minute expert's melee.
MAGENTA MANTICORE was subdued by DREIHDENSMURF in a 2 minute veteran's duel.
GOLDEN MOMENT savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute contest.
KAHVI devastated CRISSY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CHERRY CHEETAH was subdued by M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute bout.
BLACK OUT was defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute fight.
SKYWISE overpowered MIRAGE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
THE GREAT SAMARITAN was devastated by MAKING HATS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TONY MCALPINE savagely defeated THE IRON YUPPIE in a action packed 2 minute match.
PRISM EYESBRITE was luckily beaten by IRON MAGRU in a popular 2 minute gruesome fight.
HIRO JHAN TRI handily defeated BIG LOU in a action packed 1 minute mismatched match.
NIXIE SEASPRITE demolished IVY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LORD BENNETT beat NILA SUNDANCER in a 4 minute conflict.
LONNIE JOHNSON was outlasted by DOUBLE JOINTER in a unpopular 10 minute fray.
KEDRO vanquished WILDSIDE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
YO-HO-HO was beaten by CONNOR MACLEOD in a exciting 4 minute struggle.
BARMAID-PALMS-TIP was murdered by DONT KILL ME in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
TAI-CHIHUAHUA was subdued by 70 MPH ROAD RASH in a 4 minute fray.
STAR CRUSHER was subdued by LOOKING AT in a 2 minute gory contest.
REND demolished FENRIS in a action packed 1 minute brutal uneven bout.
BODEL was vanquished by BUDDHA-BELCHES in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fray.
FETISH was overpowered by BAD OMEN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
FUNK-SHUI devastated INIGO MONTOYA in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
MERLIN assassinated CREAM OF VIRTUE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
GUMDROP overcame MOLTEN METAL in a 2 minute fight.
TEDDY BEAR was killed by DERANGED in a 2 minute bout.
STRATEGERY was overpowered by NERF KILLIN' in a 1 minute uneven battle.
ONYX OWL was savagely defeated by MA'AM in a exciting 9 minute gruesome contest.
PAINFIRE devastated NIPPLE CLAMP in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
VOID SMOKE slimly lost to JACKAL in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
DOUBLE - TAP overpowered KYLA in a 1 minute brutal mismatched competition.
WANDA GOBY lost to BROWNIE QUEEN in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
NEGOTIATE was slaughtered by FRUITY VIRTUES in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DEBATE was handily defeated by SALUODEL'S DAD in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BOB HOPE lost to DEATH JESTER in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
MORNING MIST was overcome by BONNIE RAITT in a 4 minute novice's fray.
SOEK was handily defeated by STILLBORN AGAIN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
SKULL MASTER was luckily beaten by BELLATRIX in a 1 minute novice's competition.
EARTH handily defeated BAM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THANK luckily beat NADINE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal novice's bout.
YOU was overcome by MOONSHADOW in a action packed 1 minute beginner's competition.
ODROS was overcome by ROARK in a popular 5 minute gory beginner's match.
TUREYNULAL was vanquished by CTENO POMA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TECHNO-POP handily defeated PROTON AGONIZER in a 1 minute uneven contest.
THIEVING SOUL vanquished CHAZZBOT in a 1 minute uneven fray.
KILLER DEAL bested MISMOSH in a exciting 1 minute novice's fight.
DISMEMBERS ONLY lost to KLASH in a 1 minute novice's bout.
IMPULSE was overpowered by SEPHIROTH in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
TITAN was viciously subdued by VORTEX in a exciting 7 minute bloody novice's struggle.
GANYMEDES bested REDRUM in a exciting 4 minute amateur's match.
CANDY MAKER was unbelievably bested by TROGLODYTE in a 18 minute amateur's contest.
KEEPER OF SECRETS unbelievably bested THUNDERSTORM in a 3 minute novice's battle.
VIRTUE FLAKES was viciously subdued by PROBLEM CHILD in a 6 minute amateur's duel.
VIRTUE PUFFS butchered MYRMIDON in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
VIRTUE CHARMS won victory over YOUR KIDZ in a 2 minute novice's melee.
GOURMET COWBOY was narrowly defeated by EDDY DEVOS in a 6 minute novice's bout.
19SZ3DF was defeated by WAYLAY in a 2 minute novice's battle.
KIP HARDEE bested SLOWBURN in a exciting 1 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  49         TOTAL PARRY      120 -  74 -  3      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 39         LUNGING ATTACK   159 - 169 - 10      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 36         PARRY-LUNGE       41 -  44 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     29         WALL OF STEEL     55 -  61 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  20         SLASHING ATTACK   73 - 100 -  6      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   13         PARRY-RIPOSTE     29 -  43 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     12         STRIKING ATTACK   92 - 143 - 10      39  |
|AIMED BLOW                      12         PARRY-STRIKE      25 -  39 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                    10         BASHING ATTACK    43 -  74 -  5      37  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    8         AIMED BLOW        35 -  65 -  4      35  |

Turn 471 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      9 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK   17 - 19         5  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY       20 -  9     LUNGING ATTACK    21 - 28         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  6     STRIKING ATTACK   15 - 24         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  5         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     7 - 13         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              AIMED BLOW         2 - 10         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  VAJRA VALMEJAR 4928        13  10  0  119 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
TOTAL PARRY      RED HOT 5625               27  11  0  123 COLORIFIC (511)
SLASHING ATTACK  GOLDEN MOMENT 5622         16   2  1  109 COLORIFIC (511)
WALL OF STEEL    SUMTHING PAINFUL 4735      18  17  0  102 U.B.O.S.M. (82)
BASHING ATTACK   MAGENTA MANTICORE 5551     10   4  0   94 ANIMAL FARM (510)
LUNGING ATTACK   INGRATE WHITE CREEP 4377   10   6  0   90 CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
PARRY-LUNGE      SKYWISE 5687                9   6  0   66 ELFQUEST (515)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FRED WEASLEY 4956          11   4  0   59 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
PARRY-STRIKE     LONNIE JOHNSON 4965        11   8  0   41 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SUMTHING PAINFUL 4735.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was VORTEX 4000.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPIRAL 5440, 
MA'AM 5664, THUNDERSTORM 5879, VICTOR O'TOOLE 5204, KILLA KUPCAKE 5122, INGRATE WHITE 
CREEP 4377, ODROS 5382, EDDY DEVOS 5856, MORIAN 5839, and CONNOR MACLEOD 5532.

The least popular fighter this week was ONEWOLF 5505.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DOG-TIRED 4467, TROGLODYTE 5874, CANDY MAKER 5237, B.S. 4301, RICK 
DERRIS 4932, RED HOT 5625, PALE STRIDER 5454, CHOPSTICK SURGEON 5649, LONNIE JOHNSON 
4965, and GLLEELLMANN 4514.

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

GLLEELLMANN (11-4514) CARNIVAL (379)

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXII

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 16-18 January 2004, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd).  Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  
The rooms are blocked.  The reservations number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with 
the "Reality Simulations Face to Face Convention" block.  Our room block will be 
released in mid-December, so please make sure you reserve your room before then.
     There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  The hotel is 
located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet (for an extra 
charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a bar and 
restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the street.  Look for 
transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff