DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/14/2003    Duedate: 11/27/2003

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-476

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              AXIOM
                               ERRATA (372)
                               (11-3918) [8-1-0,79]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TONY MCALPINE                  BODEL
THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)       MANIC MARVELS (456)
(11-4948) [13-12-1,90]         (11-4970) [6-6-0,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BULLDOGS (157)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)    55
2. U.B.O.S.M. (82)             42      COLORIFIC (511)
3. CANNIBALZ (383)             38      Unchartered Team
4. ELFQUEST (515)              34
5. VIEW ASKEW (453)            32      G1 AUTOBOTS (521)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*G1 AUTOBOTS (521)         12   2  1 85.7   1/ 1 BULLDOGS (157)           12  3 1
 2/ 2 COLORIFIC (511)          134  65  3 67.3   2/18*G1 AUTOBOTS (521)         9  1 0
 3/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)        857 512 31 62.6   3/28 CANNIBALZ (383)           8  3 2
 4- 4*DEAD DOC TOADS (516)      13   8  1 61.9   4- 7 SHADOWS (380)             7  3 0
 5- 5*MORAL FIBER (479)         18  12  3 60.0   5/ 4 ANIMAL FARM (510)         7  4 0
 6- 7 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)  103  69  3 59.9   6/13 U.B.O.S.M. (82)           7  7 0
 7- 8 BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)     23  16  3 59.0   7- 2*DEAD DOC TOADS (516)      6  3 1
 8/11 MANIC MARVELS (456)       34  25  1 57.6   8- 5*ANGLES OF DEATH (524)     6  4 2
 9- 9 GIRO PELETON (436)       117  88 11 57.1   9/24 MANIC MARVELS (456)       6  4 1
10-12*SNUGGLE BUNNEES (514)      9   7  0 56.3  10/12 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    6  8 0
11/13 BULLDOGS (157)           682 554 23 55.2  11/35 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)  6  8 0
12-14 PATRONAS VERITAS (470)    27  22  0 55.1  12/14 VIEW ASKEW (453)          6  9 0
13-15 SHADOWS (380)             55  45  1 55.0  13/17*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     6  9 0
14-16 MYTHICAL (485)           179 148  6 54.7  14- 8 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        5  1 0
15-17 DEEP FOREST (533)         43  36  5 54.4  15/21*FISH MONGERS III (502)    5  3 0
16-18 YOUNG JUSTICE (484)      123 104  9 54.2  16/15 VIC'S DUNGEON (522)       5  3 0
17/19*FISH MONGERS III (502)    15  13  0 53.6  17/39*COUNTRY FELLERS (534)     5  5 0
18-20 MENS REA (471)            22  20  2 52.4  18/16 VELVET GREEN (475)        5  7 1
19/28 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  56  52  2 51.9  19/51 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  5 10 0
20-22 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        72  67  5 51.8  20- 3*MORAL FIBER (479)         4  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
21/24 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   584 560 16 51.0  21/42 BAD HEIR DAY (463)        4  2 0
22/21 VIC'S DUNGEON (522)       27  26  0 50.9  22- 9 'CROSSED UP (399)         4  3 0
23-27 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)   85  82  4 50.9  23-31 YOUNG JUSTICE (484)       4  4 0
24/26 ELFQUEST (515)           143 138  8 50.9  24-33 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        4  4 0
25-30*ANGLES OF DEATH (524)     15  15  3 50.0  25/29 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     4  5 0
26-31*ABC'S (480)               15  15  0 50.0  26/30 COLORIFIC (511)           4  5 0
27/ 6*COUNTRY FELLERS (534)      5   5  0 50.0  27- 6 SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)   4  6 0
28-33 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       540 541 18 50.0  28/43*BARHOPPERS (420)          4  8 0
29/29 VELVET GREEN (475)        59  61  6 49.2  29/38 ELFQUEST (515)            4  9 0
30/34 IMMORTALS (85)           761 794 60 48.9  30/11*NEVERWAKE (508)           4 10 1
31-35 DAMAGE, INC. (112)       179 189 11 48.6  31-32*CHIVAL-R-US (472)         3  0 0
32/32*DRAGON JUNKIES S.S (498)  13  14  5 48.1  32-20*SNUGGLE BUNNEES (514)     3  1 0
33/37 CANNIBALZ (383)          165 178 16 48.1  33/ 0 FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)    3  2 0
34/43*ERRATA (372)              12  13  0 48.0  34-25 PATRONAS VERITAS (470)    3  2 0
35-36 'CROSSED UP (399)        165 180  6 47.8  35-27*ABC'S (480)               3  2 0
36/44 BAD HEIR DAY (463)        21  23  2 47.7  36-45*SKASMONAUTS (495)         3  2 0
37-38 SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)   20  22  0 47.6  37-46 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)   3  3 0
38/40 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 119 133  6 47.2  38-37*INGROWN TOENAIL (517)     3  5 2
39/39 VIEW ASKEW (453)          57  64  2 47.1  39-10 MYTHICAL (485)            3  5 0
40/23*NEVERWAKE (508)           16  18  3 47.1  40-44 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      3  5 0
41/41 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    208 239 10 46.5  41/49 CLUB HAMMER (491)         3  6 1
42-42 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      19  22  1 46.3  42/56*OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       3  6 0
43/ 0 FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)    23  27  1 46.0  43-50*..*..SUNGOD..*.. (513)    3  7 0
44/45 U.B.O.S.M. (82)          232 280 17 45.3  44/47 SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      3  7 0
45-46 SEER KING (402)           26  32  2 44.8  45/52*ERRATA (372)              2  0 0
46/50 YA GOTTA WINCE... (497)   18  24  2 42.9  46-19 GIRO PELETON (436)        2  1 0
47-56*HONEY BUCKET MAN (384)     3   4  0 42.9  47-53 DEEP FOREST (533)         2  3 0
48/47 CLUB HAMMER (491)         17  23  2 42.5  48-36 SEER KING (402)           2  3 0
49/51 SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      18  27  1 40.0  49-26 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)   2  3 0
50/48*BARHOPPERS (420)          10  15  0 40.0  50-22 BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)     2  5 1
51/54*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)      8  12  2 40.0  51/54*DRAGON JUNKIES S.S (498)  2  5 1
52/52*BRAT PACK II (523)        11  17  2 39.3  52/55 IMMORTALS (85)            2  6 0
53/57 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      174 301  3 36.6  53/62 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       2  9 0
54-58*CHIVAL-R-US (472)         10  18  0 35.7  54-61*SERVANTS OF KIARRA (529)  1  2 0
55/59*OLD BOYS CLUB (483)        6  11  1 35.3  55/59 YA GOTTA WINCE... (497)   1  3 0
56/49*NOBODYS (486)              6  11  0 35.3  56-34 MENS REA (471)            1  3 0
57-61*INGROWN TOENAIL (517)      5  13  3 27.8  57-23 DAMAGE, INC. (112)        1  4 0
58-62*SKASMONAUTS (495)          6  16  1 27.3  58/40*NOBODYS (486)             1  5 0
59-63*..*..SUNGOD..*.. (513)     9  26  1 25.7  59/48*BRAT PACK II (523)        1  6 0
60-66*SERVANTS OF KIARRA (529)   1   5  0 16.7  60-64*DRAGONS TAIL (451)        0  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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     Tournaments can be exciting and bring great rewards.  They can also bring great
sadness and frustration.  This past Mailer resulted in the demise of two brave
champion-level Animal Farm warriors.  To honor their passing to "That Great Arena In
The
e Sky", we respectfully share their life stories.
     Orange Osprey and Magenta Manticore were born on nearly the same date in now
defunct Seam (DM20).  They were great contributors to Mino's Animal Farm fine success
over the years.

          MAGENTA MANTICORE
          18-7-8-21-7-12-11 BA 
hosed/negatives
     VL endurance
     -1 Init
     -1 Riposte
bonuses
     +4 Attack (expert on roll)
other facts
     good damage
     2-13-1   with GA
     31-160-5 with WH
     14 political points
resultants
     admast attack (3 adex, 1 exp, no decise rating)
     12-5-0 arena record
     9-10-0 tourn record
killed by Galena of Boxorox (DM28)

          ORANGE OSPREY
          11-17-13-21-7-4-11 BA
hosed/negative
     none
bonuses
     great damage ++
     +3 attack
     +1 Init
other facts
     poor endurance
     112-309-61 QS
     12 political points
resultants
     admast attack (1 master, 2 exp, no rip/def rating)
     13-5-2  arena record
     23-11-0 tourn record
     1 TV, 1 DM crown
killed by Manolo Riddle of House of Slytherin (DM18)

     These two fine warriors will be greatly missed, but we welcome with open arms
their replacements--Purple Panther and Almond Albatross.
                    The Animal Farm Scribe

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     "Thank you for meeting with us today, Mr. Frothingslosh.  We have a few simple
questions for you concerning the development and implementation of this recent
phenomenon your Syndicate refers to as 'Murder by Numbers'."
     "No problem, glad we can help."
     "Thank you.  Now, this offensive action which you've perpetrated in the Andorian
hamlet of Aruak City...."
     "It's quite a large hamlet."
     "OK, right, sorry.  This action you've perpetrated in the rather large hamlet of
Aruak City is perceived by not only the population of Aruak City, but also the
majority of Andorian citizens as highly disrespectful and intrusive on their way of
life.  Is this the intention of your alliance's engagement here?"
     "Yes and no."
     "I see.  Please, elaborate."
     "Well, if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it make a noise?
Further, if a tree falls in the forest and only one person is there, does it make a
different sound for them than if a different individual with very different life
experiences witnesses the tree's demise?  Would they share enough of a common
reference to discuss this 'happening'?  We think so, and that is our official stance
on the subject."
     "Well.  Quite right, you've stated a concept which, for as long as man has stood
upright and wandered aimless in the wilderness, witnessing trees falling about them
while either alone or in small groups, few have agreed upon.  Your experiment upon
the hallowed sands of Aruak City is a timeless continuance of the valuable research
which is a mainstay of our society."
     "De nada."
     "Now, I see here that a previous individual has testified that they witnessed
you tapping upon and shaking a...(flips back through his handwritten notes)...medium
sized black box with a thin trail of paper extending from a slit in the front.  What
is this piece of equipment?"
     "It is our collective consciousness.  We consult with it occasionally when a
difficult situation arises, or, in this case, when we need a string of totally random
numbers generated."
     "This is the machine used for your 'Murder by Numbers' action?"
     "Yes."
     "So for this upcoming turn there is another set of random numbers that you'll be
posting in the lounge of your Frothingslosh Resort?"
     "Yes.  Except that miraculously the list is identical to a previous list, with 2
or 3 small modifications.  I gotta hand it to our box, it's got a good head on its
shoulders, a real piece of work."
     "I see...."

     OK folks, no deaths last turn for the poor souls on the MBN hitlist, so Guardian
and the manager of Angels of Death hold steady as our reigning 'Bloody Bastards'.  We
apologize for not being more familiar with the Angels of Death stable, so if the
manager of that team would shout out and give us a heads-up as to their identity,
that's would be wonderful.  We can't have our Aruaki 'Bloody Bastards' going
nameless.
     Despite there being no kills of the doomed last turn, I anticipate there being a
slight reduction of active warriors listed in our newsletter this turn, as I've heard
that some of you softy, marshmallow managers lost a few of your favorite paper dolls
in the mail-in.  That's nice to see, particularly when more than one warrior buys the
farm on the same team, Lord God Biff be praised.  All hail Biff, for his favor I will
kiss the Goat, and maybe share my Merlot with it too.
     Now, go forth and KILL, you pathetic wretches!  Eat more stew!!

 - Murder by Numbers -
set 7 - turn 476
eligible: turn 477

4301   5622   4498   4015   5550   5510   5624
4782   5196   4992   4991   5531   5094   3954
5107   5540   5154   5447   5440   5050   5077
5318   5841   5119   5799   5238   5905   5224

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #18 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Zuwayza:

     They were all assembled in the throne room of the Satrap's palace:  he,
Khannarth, Kasarya, the Satrap's First Wife Jasryala, and the Satrap himself and his 
guards.  It was not crowded, even with those numbers present, and Tankesh looked
around curiously.  The style was foreign to what he was used to, of course, but he
was surprised to find it less ostentatious than he had expected.  Apparently the
Satrap didn't feel the need of external aids to boost his prestige and authority.  A
good sign, in one way, a bad one in another.  This was probably a man who would act
intelligently to deal with his problems, and in Tankesh's experience, intelligent
foes were worse, in the long run, than impulsive ones.
     One of the guards in front of him shifted, allowing Tankesh to see the Satrap of
the Glorious Empire for the first time.  Younger than the Andorian had expected, in
his thirties, maybe.  Regular features, but foreign, of course.  The swarthy skin and
slightly hooked nose characteristic of the Karnhorn people, but blue eyes.  Odd,
that, but he'd heard that previous satraps, and the sultans of Serevada, for that
matter, sometimes took "foreign" women, what they called "white barbarians" to wife.
Not that it mattered.  What mattered was that this man, this Satrap Kharanjal, looked
intelligent, decisive, and royally pissed.  Bad combination.
     The Satrap was in consultation with a plainly dressed man, possibly a minor
official, more like a spy.  Finally he nodded and waved the man off, then turned to
the people standing before him.  "I see four people before me who have had positions
of trust and who have wronged the Satrap," Kharanjal said.  "You have been brought
here together because your various treacheries are perhaps linked."  He looked them
over coldly as the guards shifted again and moved Tankesh into a line beside Kasarya,
Jasryala, and Khannarth.  "I will start with the foreigner."  His gaze settled on
Tankesh.  "What have you to say for yourself, barbarian who claims to be a King's
Envoy?"
     "First, that I am an envoy of King Mickeal of Andoria," Tankesh answered just as
crisply.  "I was sent to find out what had become of Princess Samara's children, when
she came here to Zuwayza with her second husband--"
     "Whose name is not to be mentioned in this place," Kharanjal cut in.  "His
treasons have found him out, and his end was less unpleasant than he deserved.  The
woman and her children returned to the west."
     "So I discovered.  Eventually.  So I might have discovered sooner and without
having to sneak into your palace, if ANYONE here had been helpful."  The elf
shrugged.  "I got in, and encountered Kasarya, who was concerned about--"
     "She will tell me her concerns, at the proper time.  That you acted as seemed
best to you with regard to the children I will grant.  But what prompted you to think
it any part of an envoy's privilege to enter into a liaison with the Satrap's
concubine?  The licentiousness of elves is of course well known, but I would have
thought someone chosen for an important task would have more self control."
     Tankesh's expression hardened.  "If anyone has accused your concubine Kasarya of
improper behavior, that person lies, and I can guess why.  The lady requested my aid
in ferreting out a conspiracy, and we have been partners in that effort, but nothing
more."
     One of Kharanjal's eyebrows rose slightly, but he made no other comment.
Turning to the younger of the two women, he said, "What conspiracy do you claim to
have 'ferreted out'?"
     Kasarya's chin came up proudly.  "I have been always loyal to you, Most Exalted.
But it came to me gradually, like the creeping of dawn, that Khannarth who was
honored to be your Vizier was not so loyal.  There were meetings with emissaries of
the Invader.  There were...gifts exchanged.  I hastened to your First Wife to report
these suspicions, as was proper, and found her intimately engaged with the very
object of my concern, Khannarth.  Seeing this, I began to doubt that any in the
Kashka could be trusted.  Came then this foreigner, and since I needs must trust
someone, I chose him who had no ties here.  If I have done wrongly, I abase myself,
but I have had only the best interests of the Glorious Empire, so far as I understood
them, of the Exalted Satrap, and of yourself, in my heart."
     Again the raised eyebrow as the Satrap looked toward his First Wife, Jasryala.
     She met his gaze with one equally cold.  "Why should I answer ridiculous charges
from that little commoner?"
     "You make no defense?"
     "I need none."
     "Then you shall meet Mighty Kjarran across His altar and answer to Him."
     It was a shock to realize that, so simply, the Satrap was proposing to sacrifice
his wife to Kjarran.  Tankesh didn't like the woman, much less trust her, but he
wondered if he should intervene here.
     Before he could say anything, Jasryala said, "I fear nothing from the Mighty
One, for He will see that it was I, not you, who was working for the good of the
Glorious Empire.  And my brother will deliver Kjarran's judgment upon you."
     "You think I fear Jhuizkhal of Kurukar?  He has forsaken Kjarran, and if any
judgment is made involving him, it will compass his destruction."  The Satrap turned
at last to Khannarth, but the Vizier remained silent.  Kharijal made a sign to the
guards, who took Khannarth and Jasryala away.
     To Tankesh, the Satrap said, "I see that whether you have made Kasarya your
leman or not, you have a regard for the wench.  Therefore I will permit you to redeem
her from the altar of Kjarran by performing a small task for the Glorious Empire.
Which task shall be yours to choose or refuse as you wish, and if you refuse, no harm
will come to you, King's Envoy, save that you will be expelled from all the lands of
the Glorious Empire forever on pain of death.  But Kasarya shall then be given to
Kjarran."
     "What 'small task'?" Tankesh asked.
     "Remove from this plane of existence the offense which is Jhuizkhal of Kurukar."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 237): MELTDOWN of X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 475): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 475): ATROPHY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 468): HOMELESS PRINCE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 464): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 464): APE WILD of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 465): SAPPER of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 461): DUMB, DUMB of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 426): SUSAN STO HELIT of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 419): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 412): BANANA JR of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 184): VIOLENT VIOLET of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 324): UNDERGROUND BEAT of CLUB CULTURE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 313): MALICHAI of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 139): BATTLEMAGE of SHADOW MAGIC (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 360): DEMONFANG of DARK PANTHEON from TRANSEL (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 237): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 475): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 475): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 468): SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 464): BATTLEMANIA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 464): PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 465): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 461): TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 426): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 419): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 412): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 184): MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 324): FA CHING (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 313): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 139): HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 360): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 475): DREIHDENSMURF of U.B.O.S.M. (Dreihdenflahg, mgr.)
                   (turn 474): SECRET of YOUNG JUSTICE (Rillion, mgr.)
                               NEVILLE of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 474): BERWICK of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 468): GUANTANAMO BAY of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
                           PISHTUSH of ANDORIAN WIMPS (Wimpy, mgr.)
               (turn 467): JUDITH of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 464): APE WILD of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 465): OMNIBOOK 6000 of AT WORK (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 411): COURIER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 312): RAZORTOOTHROTEY of TOMATO ENFORCER (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 139): BATTLEMAGE of SHADOW MAGIC (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Now I have to write a second DM Column.  Hey, I'm no writer!  Some say I'm not a
fighter either, but I think my record speaks for itself.  The babes say I'm a lover,
and they're definitely right on that count. (wink)
     Gotta say "way to go" to my Bulldog brothers.  4-1 in this difficult arena, and
12-3-1 in 3 rounds.  Not bad, Dogs!
     I'd have to say Aruak City has gotten a little easier of late.  In the old days,
all the managers were good and the warriors tough!  Since the invasion, a lot of
mediocre-at-best managers have bought some mediocre-to-good warriors and managed them
mediocre-to-poor.  So it is easier to get some wins.  Perhaps the influx of the
floundering Sloshers, and Doc Tin, and Guardian Angel is good for Aruak City?
     Anyway, challengers go only to defenders, so as to hopefully keep the DM "in the
family."  Good luck.

               B.S., Bulldog Proud

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ARUAK CITY needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  G1 AUTOBOTS had 
like a really albendranius week!  Those hunks got a 4-1-0 and wound up as 2nd team!  
I couldn't believe it.  Did CANNIBALZ really go up by 25?  If only those guys didn't 
have so may missing teeth...  Gross!  MANIC MARVELS had like a really albendranius 
week!  Those hunks got a 3-1-1 and wound up as 9th team!  I couldn't believe it.  Did 
THE HEADCUTTERS II really go up by 24?  If only those guys didn't have so may missing 
teeth...  Gross!  COUNTRY FELLERS had like a really albendranius week!  Those hunks 
got a 2-3-0 and wound up as 17th team!  I couldn't believe it.  Did SCARLET KNIGHTS 
II really go up by 32?  If only those guys didn't have so may missing teeth...  
Gross!  BAD HEIR DAY had like a really albendranius week!  Those hunks got a 2-0-0 
and wound up as 21st team!  I couldn't believe it.  Did BARHOPPERS really go up by 
15?  If only those guys didn't have so may missing teeth...  Gross!  See if I even 
talk to any of those losers in NEVERWAKE again!  Didja see where they got 1-4-0?  
Somebody musta won a lotta fights!  OLD BOYS CLUB had like a really albendranius 
week!  Those hunks got a 1-2-0 and wound up as 42nd team!  Wanna hear about a real 
loser?  Listen to this--NOBODYS got 0-3-0 and dropped 18.  Didn't see much of them 
after the fights!  Really, just how far can one team drop in one round?  BRAT PACK II 
dropped 11, which I think's more than all the other teams combined!  MVP award for 
SKYWISE?  ELFQUEST's proud of him after beating GUARDIAN and getting 29 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  GUARDIAN got smashed by SKYWISE, and lost 23 points!  
Like U.B.O.S.M.'s DREIHDENSMURF is sweating since he got challenged by Duelmaster 
B.S.!  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, 
welcome DREIHDENSMURF.  Aren't U.B.O.S.M. proud.  (Oh, my.) Who was the wiseguy that 
said ARUAK CITY's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Victory Tavern?  Don't look 
at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  DEADMAN'S 
HAND was the most avoided team.  Is a 19-22-1 record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What 
kind of warriors are BULLDOGS?  DEADMAN'S HAND, an easy team to beat if I ever saw 
one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is KEDRO popular, or what?  He 
was challenged the most in all of ARUAK CITY!  He's got a 13-19-0, is that good?  
People were asking me did TONY MCALPINE REALLY challenge RICK DERRIS?  (all right, 
maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, 
but RICK DERRIS wants me to write about it since he overcame TONY MCALPINE.  
Satisfied?  DIK-DIK must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He 
challenged KHAKI KANGAROO.  12 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell 
me.) I thought DIK-DIK showed great skill and promise when he subdued KHAKI KANGAROO. 
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ARUAK CITY ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Everyone has problems, but why did NOBODYS send BANG! to the 
Dark Arena?  He had a 3-0-0, and I thought he looked neat on the sands...  It was so 
gross when BIG LOU of MANIC MARVELS killed DRACO.  They should start making warriors 
use safer weapons, or more shields, or something...  DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. let TONY 
MCALPINE of THE HEADCUTTERS II kill APACHE unpunished.  That's really low.  (Even if 
APACHE was kind of a jerk...) Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  ARUAK CITY is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARRY POTTER 4497            19  10  0   130       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 HUSHPUPPY 4045               22  15  0   113       BULLDOGS (157)
 RICK DERRIS 4932             16  10  0   113       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 CRISSY 4993                  13   8  1   112       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-RON WEASLEY 4500             21  10  0   107       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
-SEGALLION SUNDANCER 4600     14  12  1   101       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 SKYWISE 5687                 11   9  0   101       ELFQUEST (515)
 CONNOR MACLEOD 5532          13   9  0    99       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 B.S. 4301                    20   6  2    98       BULLDOGS (157)
-EVENING 4015                 14   4  0    97       SHADOWS (380)
-THE HORNED KING 5965         10   5  1    96       DEEP FOREST (533)
-ONEWOLF 5505                 13   1  0    95       WOLFBROTHERS (506)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TONY MCALPINE 4948           13  12  1    90       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 BLACK OUT 5623               18   6  0    88       COLORIFIC (511)
 BARK 4177                    13  11  0    86       BULLDOGS (157)
 GOLDEN MOMENT 5622           18   4  1    85       COLORIFIC (511)
-DARKMANE 4097                 9   6  0    84       SHADOWS (380)
-WIND RUNNER 5510             10   4  0    81       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 CHERRY CHEETAH 5549           9   3  0    81       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 AXIOM 3918                    8   1  0    79       ERRATA (372)
 GUARDIAN 3791                14   5  0    77       FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)
-ZLATINA ANGUELOVA 4856       13  16  0    77       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-PURPLE PASSION 5624          18  17  1    72       COLORIFIC (511)
 BEEF BULLION 4501             8   4  3    71       BULLDOGS (157)
 THE GREAT SAMARITAN 4782     16  18  0    70       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-BACK-DOOR ANGEL 5198         12   7  1    70       VELVET GREEN (475)
-HADES 5338                   12   6  0    70       MYTHICAL (485)
-ERITHE ENDIREDRE 5141         6   4  0    70       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
-FRED WEASLEY 4956            13   5  0    68       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 STEEL MONKEY 5196            10   7  1    68       VELVET GREEN (475)
-TREEMAN 5963                  9   8  2    68       DEEP FOREST (533)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALL OF GLASS 5534           13   9  0    66       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-DARIUSZ GIL 5028              9   2  0    66       'CROSSED UP (399)
 PRESIDENT CHIMP 5091          6   4  1    66       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
-POLYESTER 5107                6   2  0    66       SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)
 BODEL 4970                    6   6  0    65       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 LONNIE JOHNSON 4965          13  10  0    63       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992         13   9  0    62       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 REND 5050                    10   7  0    60       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
 SERENITY 4449                15   8  1    59       CANNIBALZ (383)
-ANN GRANDE 4991              12   6  0    59       'CROSSED UP (399)
 NILA SUNDANCER 4872          10  22  0    59       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 BONDAGE 5819                  8   4  0    59       VIC'S DUNGEON (522)
-MAKING HATS 5096              5   1  0    59       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
-LOWELL DARNO 4594            15  12  0    58       IMMORTALS (85)
 KEDRO 4871                   13  19  0    58       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-TALKHIS 5143                  8   2  0    58       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRISM EYESBRITE 5531         11  11  1    56       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 BIG LOU 4971                  9   3  1    56       MANIC MARVELS (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WILL O' THE WISP 5960         7   8  2    56       DEEP FOREST (533)
-GALLOWS POLE 5496             6   1  0    53       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 70 MPH ROAD RASH 5447         8   4  1    52       YA GOTTA WINCE... (497)
-CORINE DORLAND 5374           5   2  0    52       'CROSSED UP (399)
 DOG-TIRED 4467                8   4  0    51       BULLDOGS (157)
-MORIAN 5839                   6   0  2    51       ANGLES OF DEATH (524)
 FUZZBALL 5101                 6   4  0    50       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 TATIANA SEASPRITE 4951       12  13  0    49       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-LORD BENNETT 4974             9   1  0    49       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 IRON MAGRU 5397               8   5  0    49       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 SPIRAL 5440                   6   3  0    49       VELVET GREEN (475)
 SALENA WARSMITH 5524          4   3  0    48       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 GUMDROP 5104                  7   3  1    47       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 EQUALIZER 5835                5   2  0    47       CANNIBALZ (383)
-ANDRIS NAUDUZS 5118           6   2  0    46       GIRO PELETON (436)
-KILL STEELE 5726              3   2  1    46       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
 RUM RUNNER 4529               6   1  0    45       BARHOPPERS (420)
-LOOKING AT 5094               6   3  0    45       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
 ON THE RACK 5824              7   7  0    43       VIC'S DUNGEON (522)
-THE IRON YUPPIE 3954          7   5  0    43       DAMAGE, INC. (112)
 CREATURE 4532                 7   8  1    42       CANNIBALZ (383)
-STAR CRUSHER 5154             5   5  0    40       MENS REA (471)
 STRONGBOW 5686                5  12  0    39       ELFQUEST (515)
 OPUS X 5276                   3   2  0    39       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 JUGULAR 5537                  6   1  0    38       NEVERWAKE (508)
 WANDA GOBY 5471               4   2  0    37       FISH MONGERS III (502)
-OLD MAN WILLOW 5962           3   0  0    37       DEEP FOREST (533)
 T.S. QUINT 5020               8  12  0    36       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-LETHANDER 5265                5   2  0    36       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
-EDDY DEVOS 5856               4   1  0    36       'CROSSED UP (399)
 WILDSIDE 5829                 2   6  0    36       BRAT PACK II (523)
-FUR 5098                      7   2  2    35       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
 GRAND MARNIER 4525            4   4  0    35       BARHOPPERS (420)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOURMET COWBOY 5224           4   6  0    33       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-SALVODELI'S DAD 5867          3   1  1    33       BRAT PACK II (523)
-VIRT-U-MATIC 5156             3   3  0    33       CHIVAL-R-US (472)
-PERSIANA JONES 5427           4   2  0    32       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 SUPERFICIAL HITMAN 5905       4   1  0    32       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-SPICY VIRTUE SNAK 5159        3   3  0    32       CHIVAL-R-US (472)
-HERMES 5318                   3   2  0    32       MYTHICAL (485)
 NATIONAL BRAND 5275           2   3  0    32       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
-NIPPLE CLAMP 5861             3   1  0    30       VIC'S DUNGEON (522)
 IVY 4972                      5   8  0    29       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-EXECUTE 5668                  5   2  0    29       ..*..SUNGOD..*.. (513)
 DIK-DIK 5850                  4   0  1    29       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
-FETISH 5821                   4   4  0    29       VIC'S DUNGEON (522)
-KEEPER OF SECRETS 5814        4   1  0    29       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 G1 BLUESTREAK 5809            3   0  0    29       G1 AUTOBOTS (521)
-PERNAK 4333                   8   4  0    28       SEER KING (402)
 THE CAPED COD 5470            6   0  0    28       FISH MONGERS III (502)
-TITAN 5799                    5   1  0    28       MYTHICAL (485)
 FLOYDIAN CONQUEROR 4845       4   6  1    28       FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)
 G1 WINDCHARGER 5810           3   0  1    28       G1 AUTOBOTS (521)
 STRATEGERY 5093               5   6  0    27       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 TOTALION 5648                 4   4  2    27       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-GREEN WITH ENVY 5621          3   3  0    27       COLORIFIC (511)
-#1 STUNNA 5152                5   4  1    26       MENS REA (471)
 DOUBLE - TAP 5535             4   3  1    26       NEVERWAKE (508)
-ANJA NOBUS 5249               4   4  0    26       'CROSSED UP (399)
-MOOPIE PIE 5674               3   1  0    26       SNUGGLE BUNNEES (514)
-VIRTUE PUFFS 5233             4   2  1    25       MORAL FIBER (479)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRUITY VIRTUES 5235           4   2  1    25       MORAL FIBER (479)
-VORTEX 4000                   3   3  1    25       DAMAGE, INC. (112)
 MOONSHADOW 5680               3   6  0    25       ELFQUEST (515)
-MOLTEN METAL 5720             3   3  0    25       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
 SOEK 5646                     2   6  0    25       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-BLACK OAK 5979                2   0  0    25       SHADOWS (380)
-DAMASTES 4331                 4   7  0    24       SEER KING (402)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRANFORD HAWKE 5077           6   5  0    23       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-STILL LIFE 3953               5   7  1    23       DAMAGE, INC. (112)
 ONYX OWL 5548                 5   6  0    23       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-DOG FASHION 5240              3   3  0    23       ABC'S (480)
-VINCENT 5729                  3   0  0    23       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
-HARLIN DOBBS 5486             5   5  0    22       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-GARZELLI 5119                 3   5  0    22       GIRO PELETON (436)
-CONEY ISLAND 5236             3   3  0    22       ABC'S (480)
 K. K. DOWNING 5655            2   5  1    22       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-MUSTY KOBOLD 5400             2   2  0    22       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-EON MAGUS 5980                2   0  0    22       SHADOWS (380)
 G1 HUBCAP 5807                2   0  0    22       G1 AUTOBOTS (521)
 BILLY JIM BOB 5973            2   0  0    22       COUNTRY FELLERS (534)
-IMPULSE 5797                  3   3  0    21       YOUNG JUSTICE (484)
 BONNIE RAITT 5790             3   2  0    21       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 GUN METAL 5451                2   4  1    21       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
-BAD OMEN 3960                 5   5  0    20       DAMAGE, INC. (112)
-LAISH 4352                    4   7  1    20       SEER KING (402)
-LINERGES 4334                 4   8  0    20       SEER KING (402)
-ROARK 5841                    4   2  0    20       ANGLES OF DEATH (524)
-PANDEMIC 5151                 4   4  0    20       MENS REA (471)
-MORPHEUS 5247                 3   5  0    20       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
-SEPHIROTH 5854                3   1  0    20       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 HOSS 5971                     2   0  0    20       COUNTRY FELLERS (534)
 WARDUKE 5930                  1   3  0    20       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-PROTOGENES 5250               5   2  0    19       SEER KING (402)
-CANDY MAKER 5237              5   1  0    19       ABC'S (480)
-DIAZINON 5812                 3   2  0    19       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 FLOYDIAN KING 4980            3   2  0    19       FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)
-XJAK 5897                     1   0  0    19       SERVANTS OF KIARRAN (529)
 STONEFACE 5100                5   3  0    18       IMMORTALS (85)
 G1 IRON HIDE 5808             2   1  0    18       G1 AUTOBOTS (521)
-VIRTUE CHARMS 5232            5   1  0    17       MORAL FIBER (479)
 MISMOSH 5144                  4   5  0    17       IMMORTALS (85)
-KALIDOR THE BOLD 5244         4   2  0    17       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-CROW BAR 5721                 2   1  0    17       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
 CLEARBROOK 5678               2   6  0    17       ELFQUEST (515)
-GANYMEDES 5800                4   2  0    16       MYTHICAL (485)
-VIRTUE FLAKES 5234            4   2  0    16       MORAL FIBER (479)
-ENRON 5213                    4   3  0    15       SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)
 KILLER DEAL 5261              3   6  0    15       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
-YOUR KIDZ 5868                2   2  1    15       BRAT PACK II (523)
 GRANITE IRONBEARD 5929        2   2  0    15       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-PALE STRIDER 5454             4   1  0    14       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
 DERANGED 5538                 3   4  1    14       NEVERWAKE (508)
-ARUAKI TRAITOR 5795           3   2  0    14       MENS REA (471)
-ATHENA 5320                   2   2  0    14       MYTHICAL (485)
-WOODWORKING 5921              2   0  0    14       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
-SCARY GHOST 5853              2   0  0    14       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
-SKOAL VIR-CHEW TM 5158        2   4  0    14       CHIVAL-R-US (472)
 KHAKI KANGAROO 5547           2   2  0    14       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 PUNCH GRAN CRU 5274           1   4  1    14       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
-HELENA HANDBASKET 6016        1   0  1    14       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
-MORENO DI BAISE 5633          3   3  0    13       GIRO PELETON (436)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIP HARDEE 5842               3   4  0    13       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-MORNING MIST 5934             2   0  0    13       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
-BROWNIE QUEEN 5239            2   4  0    13       ABC'S (480)
 BRI 5996                      1   0  0    13       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 METAL GUN 6015                1   0  0    13       CANNIBALZ (383)
 TWO FINGERS 5789              3   3  0    12       VELVET GREEN (475)
-FENRIS 3916                   2   2  0    12       ERRATA (372)
-SHNOOGIEWOOGUMS 5675          2   2  0    12       SNUGGLE BUNNEES (514)
-TIMID PUPPY 5740              1   3  0    12       INGROWN TOENAIL (517)
 SMEAGOL 6019                  1   1  0    12       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
-ELIZA PIGERON 5222            2   4  0    11       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-THE EGGMAN 4078               1   0  0    11       HONEY BUCKET MAN (384)
 ANSORGII 5990                 1   0  0    11       FISH MONGERS III (502)
-ICY TROUSERS 5741             2   2  2    10       INGROWN TOENAIL (517)
-DOMINOE 5453                  2   3  1    10       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
-CAPSTER 5071                  2   2  0    10       IMMORTALS (85)
-ROBIN 5984                    2   0  0    10       YOUNG JUSTICE (484)
 DOOM 5997                     1   0  0    10       CANNIBALZ (383)
-P.O. BOX 22400 6023           1   0  0    10       ..*..SUNGOD..*.. (513)
-SACCHI 5634                   2   3  0     9       GIRO PELETON (436)
 CTENO POMA 5864               2   3  0     9       FISH MONGERS III (502)
-BROWNIE 4081                  0   3  0     9       HONEY BUCKET MAN (384)
-POOFIE 5673                   2   2  0     8       SNUGGLE BUNNEES (514)
 MASOCHIST 5933                2   0  0     8       VIC'S DUNGEON (522)
-BLUNDER DASH 5981             1   1  1     8       INGROWN TOENAIL (517)
 G1 SIDESWIPE 5811             2   1  0     7       G1 AUTOBOTS (521)
-LEAD 5936                     2   1  0     7       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
-EL SCORCHO 5430               1   3  1     7       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-SKULL MASTER 5452             1   4  0     7       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
-SCRUMTRILESCENT 5956          1   1  0     7       SNUGGLE BUNNEES (514)
-SUBSUGATOR 5999               1   0  0     7       DAMAGE, INC. (112)
 DOC STEAL 5953                0   1  0     7       NOBODYS (486)
 FLOYD OF TOPEKA 5871          1   0  0     6       FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)
-BUCKSHOT ROBERTS 5818         1   2  0     5       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-SKAMAKAZE 5928                1   2  0     5       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 SUMTHING DIFFERENT 6025       1   0  0     5       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
-ALYOSHA 5737                  1   1  0     4       INGROWN TOENAIL (517)
 BUMPKIN 5969                  1   1  0     4       COUNTRY FELLERS (534)
-RISE 5817                     1   1  0     4       ERRATA (372)
-19SZ3DF 3920                  0   4  0     4       ERRATA (372)
-DEATHBRINGER 3919             0   4  0     4       ERRATA (372)
-HOT PANTS 5739                0   4  0     4       INGROWN TOENAIL (517)
 BLOOD MONKEY 5858             0   3  0     3       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
-VIRTUE NUTS 5904              0   3  0     3       MORAL FIBER (479)
-DISMEMBERS ONLY 5788          0   3  0     3       YA GOTTA WINCE... (497)
 SOCIAL ENGINEER 6032          0   2  0     2       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-AANADIEN 5900                 0   2  0     2       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
-ATOMIC ORANGE 5429            0   2  0     2       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-BALARK 5893                   0   2  0     2       SERVANTS OF KIARRAN (529)
 DEAD 5972                     0   2  0     2       COUNTRY FELLERS (534)
 POOKIE 6043                   0   1  0     1       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 CINTRON SYVOK 6050            0   1  0     1       IMMORTALS (85)
-HAYABUSA 6022                 0   1  0     1       ..*..SUNGOD..*.. (513)
-HAMMER FANG 4915              0   1  0     1       DRAGONS TAIL (451)
-GREY SQUIRREL 5961            0   1  0     1       DEEP FOREST (533)
 QUADRA SHOT 6027              0   1  0     1       BARHOPPERS (420)
-I.K.R.S. 6021                 0   1  0     1       ..*..SUNGOD..*.. (513)
-GOLDEN BOY 4917               0   1  0     1       DRAGONS TAIL (451)
 JOE DIRT 6058                 0   1  0     1       COUNTRY FELLERS (534)
-VERMINAARD 5948               0   1  0     1       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-TEXMASH 5896                  0   1  0     1       SERVANTS OF KIARRAN (529)
 SUMTHING AWFUL 6054           0   1  0     1       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
 TAKEEYLA 6049                 0   1  0     1       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIQUOR GOOD 6020              0   1  0     1       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
 FROSTED MUG 6028              0   1  0     1       BARHOPPERS (420)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ABE LINCOLN 5238       2  4 0 ABC'S 480             TOTALION 5648         475         
ROB LOWE 5998          0  1 0 BRAT PACK II 523      MOUNTAIN TROLL 486    476 NONE    
PROBLEM CHILD 5863     2  1 0 BRAT PACK II 523      70 MPH ROAD RASH 5447 473         
CRUEL INTENTIONS 5899  2  1 0 BRAT PACK II 523      SILASH 5837           474 NONE    
DEATH INTENT 5886      0  1 0 CLUB HAMMER 491       G1 WINDCHARGER 5810   472 NOT REVE
SLOWBURN 5873          0  2 0 DAMAGE, INC. 112      SALVODELI'S DAD 5867  472 REVENGED
APACHE 5450            3  1 2 DRAGON JUNKIES S. 498 TONY MCALPINE 4948    472 NOT REVE
KAHVI 5690            12  7 0 ELFQUEST 515          B.S. 4301             474         
BRIN SAUGER 5472       0  5 0 FISH MONGERS III 502  MORIAN 5839           474         
OXLY RHINCUS 5473      2  2 0 FISH MONGERS III 502  MORIAN 5839           473         
FLOYD OF DALLAS 5872   0  1 0 FLOYD'S FAN CLUB 363  SPYMASTER 490         476 NONE    
CHOPSTICK SURGEO 5649  3  2 0 GERFEL'S FRIENDS 253  SERENITY 4449         474         
CHARLIE WEASLEY 5801   2  2 0 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 418 GUMDROP 5104          473         
FERONA HEARTFUL 5099   1  3 0 IMMORTALS 85          HELENA HANDBASKE 6016 475         
TOO LATE? 6059         0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 526   MOUNTAIN TROLL 486    476 NONE    
DRACO 5849             1  3 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 526   BIG LOU 4971          476         
DIRTY SANCHEZ 5848     1  1 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 526   ICY TROUSERS 5741     474 REVENGED
STRIPEY 5851           0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 526   ICY TROUSERS 5741     473 REVENGED
HIRO JHAN TRI 5203     6  5 2 KNIGHTS OF GLORY 476  PRISM EYESBRITE 5531  472 NOT REVE
DUMB ROCKY 5257        0  9 0 KRILL CAVALRY 374     FUR 5098              475         
DUGMO 5372             3  3 0 MANIC MARVELS 456     #1 STUNNA 5152        473 REVENGED
BLOODLUST 5539         3  4 1 NEVERWAKE 508         DARK CHAMPION 492     476 NONE    
RED ALERT 6009         0  1 0 NEVERWAKE 508         SHEWISH GIANT 489     476 NONE    
BANG! 5363             3  1 0 NOBODYS 486           HIGH ELF 487          476 NONE    
JAWS 6010              0  1 0 NOBODYS 486           BANDIT PRINCE 493     476 NONE    
JACKAL 5366            3  1 0 NOBODYS 486           KILL STEELE 5726      474         
THUNDERSTORM 5879      1  2 0 SCARLET KNIGHTS 375   YOUR KIDZ 5868        473         
CHAZZBOT 5880          0  2 0 SCARLET KNIGHTS 375   DOUBLE - TAP 5535     472 NOT REVE
LODELL 5895            0  1 0 SERVANTS OF KIARR 529 DIK-DIK 5850          473         
CUDDLEBUG 5672         1  1 0 SNUGGLE BUNNEES 514   PUNCH GRAN CRU 5274   472 REVENGED
SCUZZY 6044            0  1 0 SNUGGLEBUNNIES 465    MOUNTAIN TROLL 486    476 NONE    
WIGGLE 5243            2  1 0 SNUGGLEBUNNIES 465    VORTEX 4000           473 REVENGED
SNOOKIE 6014           0  1 0 SNUGGLEBUNNIES 465    BLUNDER DASH 5981     475         
A SMALL CIGAR 5653     0  4 0 VELVET GREEN 475      BLACK ORC 488         476 NONE    
HOLDEN 6055            0  1 0 VIEW ASKEW 453        BLACK ORC 488         476 NONE    
SNOOCHIE BOOCHIE 5540  4  4 0 VIEW ASKEW 453        STEEL MONKEY 5196     476         
STILLBORN AGAIN 5785   2  3 0 YA GOTTA WINCE... 497 STONE GOLEM 494       476 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dreihdensmurf -- Well, that looked like I belonged in pee-wee hockey, eh? -- Zlatina

Spicy Virtue Snak -- Crap. -- Branford

Bowlring -- What's your deal?  You looked freaky! -- Eliza

Granite Ironbeard -- Well done, way to hang in there. -- Kalidor

G1 Autobots -- You obviously have no clue about the perspective and style of play the
defenders lived by before all this started.  Pick a side or not, either way, you
aren't informed enough to judge Aruak City tradition. -- Tankesh, Mgr. Tuft Tuggers
P.S.  I do agree on your assessment of the so-called contest here.

Kennelworth -- Did I say 'light' beer?  I've heard somewhere of some beer that was
less filling and tastes great...but that's not what we've got.  I put in stock a good
variety of colors, density, flavors (wheat, oats, barley, etc.)...all kinds of beer.

But none of them are poor.  All taste good, but everybody has their favorites.  Have
you ever gone town to town in Franconia?  You'll find a different home brew in each
town, indeed perhaps several!  All unique, all excellent. -- Adie

TigToad -- That's quite a temper we have there.  Sure you know what team I run in
this arena, I told you when you asked me why I joined the invaders.  I was unaware of
the fact that Rillion was your alliance mate, but I seem to remember that Rillion
opened his big fat pie hole before I had ever said a word to him.  And you also know
who my alliance mates are, I mean you know the name of my alliance so don't go
telling me that you don't know who they are.  And if there is nothing about me that
interest you why do you continue to run your mouth to and about me.  By the time you
read this personal you will know who my team is if your memory is indeed that short
term.  And one more thing, sure my record is not great in here, but like you
(supposedly) I don't care. -- Youngblood of the Dragon Junkies S.S., the FIRM

Rillion -- Yes, I said you have a big freakin pie hole. -- Youngblood

Aruak City -- I've been asked since ALFREDO of Frothingslosh stabbed DOC STEELE in
the back over running mult-teams, did someone have a winning raffle on the
FROTHINGSLOSH ATTACKS DOC STEELE.  Actually no.  Alfredo, you should have bought a
raffle.  Now re: calling me a complete blathering idiot.  How does that differ from
an incomplete blathering? OR a blithering idiot? OR a blethering idiot, as some say?
ANSWERS ARE DEMANDED.  Or we will be forced to vote you out of the city if the
enraged DOC STEELE does not get to you first.  Have a nice day.... -- The UMBRELLA
MAN

Tatiana Seaaprite -- Jeez you fought well!  I'm envious.  I was clearly in second
place.  Salute. -- Green With Envy, Proud Colorific

The Horned King -- You devil, you!  How could you beat me?  I'm stunned!  Do you wear
a white hat?  Perhaps we can get together and go out on a killing spree together?  We
can wreak havoc! -- Black Out, Proud Colorific

M. Chardinee?  Well, these Aruak NPC's are tougher than either the attackers or
defenders, so I will take the win proudly. -- Golden Moment, Proud Colorific

Top Career Honors!  Favorite Warrior of The Week!  Yeah! -- Purple People Eater,
Proud Colorific Manager

Hanibal -- You jest?  QOW -- Trains and learns harder near tourneys?  No way. --
Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

K. K. Downing -- Hah!  Take that Mr. "I've got five fights and you've only got two".
Stick that loss in your pocket.  That'll teach ya! -- Dik-Dik

Eon Magus -- Hey now!  That wasn't supposed to happen that way! -- Smeagol

Kallidor the Wussiest Wuss of all Wusses -- You big wuss.  You just wait till I have
a few more fights and then we'll see how things turn out. -- Snaggles

Icy Trousers -- Ahah!  Victory at last.  Now, for the kill!  'Tis the season after
all as the Frothingsloshers said.  Hope you are protecting the head. -- Detective
Kellumbo

All -- For a bunch of managers that got all uppity about Aruak's culture, you
invaders sure are quiet.  Where's the bragging?  The insults?  Come on, what's the
deal, this place is supposed to be a boiling cauldron, and instead we've just got a
cold full cauldron.  Or perhaps...you've just got nothing to brag about! -- Tankesh

Time to stir the pot...
Stud Field Mouse -- Welcome to Aruak City!  The Heart and Soul of Andoria!  I can
rattle off what's going on here very easily, and quite briefly.  Aruaki managers
prefer an arena environment where we respect the life of our gladiators and do not
attempt to kill each other.  We also prefer not to downchallenge, and we actively
cultivate this environment and philosophy.  Aruak is different for these reasons, and
because we advertise it to draw like-minded managers, it has drawn others to the
arena whose purpose is to mess up our happy little nerf world.  Disrespectful is you
ask me.  So, there are defenders, invaders, and others here. -- Tankesh, Mgr. Tuft
Tuggers
P.S.  Many of Aruak's managers before the invasion were, and still are, vocal.  Just
another reason Aruak is great.  After all look at me, I have a HUGE mouth!

Nubian God -- For a former Duelmaster, you sure couldn't keep it together.  And you
know what, if I lack the skill of a common barmaid, what kind of skill must you have
if I beat you! -- Zlatina

Blood Monkey -- Blood, yes.  Monkey, yes.  You definitely suck. -- Branford

Black Out -- The "hot list"?  Well, perhaps the death list is not so hot.  Being the
joke that it is, especially with nobody going out of their way to participate, the
'contest' is as you say, insignificant. -- Tankesh

Colorific -- Despite apparently not being a defender, I'm quite pleased to have a
competitive team in Aruak that is as vocal as you.  Glad to have you.  Do you have a
position in this whole fiasco here in Aruak? -- Tankesh

Candy Maker -- Well challenged.  It seems I've got a lot to learn. -- Eliza

Snaggles -- I made a blind challenge, and look at that, you had me goin'.  Too bad
you couldn't keep it together in the end. -- Kalidor

TigToad -- You sure took up the sword last turn in the personals.  The next cold one
is on me! -- Tankesh

Mino & Kennelworth -- You and your boys are kickin' ass!  (And it's not ours!)  Well
done. -- Tankesh

Puerco -- We've read all of Axly's columns in Andorak.  They're good.  We aren't
there currently, but we are watching because our hearts share it as home. -- Tuft
Tuggers

B.S. -- Congratulations on becoming the DM.  How long do you think you can hold it?
And what drink do you prefer?  I'm more than willing to give Kennelworth's beer to
one of his own, because ALL Duelmasters drink free at the Bulldog. -- Adie

Dreihdensmurf -- Congratulations on your immortality.  You asked a long time ago
whether we Tuft Tuggers thought you would be a good gladiator.  Looks like we were
right! -- Adie

Razorback -- If there is truly one good thing about this whole affair here in Aruak,
is that it has brought back many excellent veteran Aruaki managers that have and
continue to call this city home. -- Adie
P.S.  And they have brought good friends too!

Q.O.W. -- They do not become more difficult. -- Adie

Leeta -- Well, our new guildhouse, after Aruak's last invasion and occupation, is
having the finishing touches added.  We've got a great grill because I love to cook.
If you think your eyes can handle it, come out for a barbecue!  We'll keep heaters
outback and toast smores! -- Adie

TigToad -- I never said I joined anyone.  I just said I was here, and that I was
planning on having some fun by ending some glads lives a bit on the premature end of
things.  Not sure where you go your information. -- Apex

Dr. Mabuse -- Some alliance mate you are.  I turn my back, and you're trying to off
one of my guys...all right.  We can play that way if you like.  Just be ready for the
aftershock of it all. -- Apex

Spirit Chaser -- Where'd you go?  Didn't make it back from the tourney?  Get killed
by one of those pacifist warriors from Aruaki? -- Impulse
P.S.  Let me know if your manager wants the pieces of your brain, that stuck to my
mace, for your funeral.

Doc Steele -- I'd apologize for the kill since it was obvious I wasn't going out of
my way to target you for one in the mail-in but considering your stance here in Aruak
City I am not sorry at all that I killed your warrior.  In fact, I will be looking
forward to abusing Spirit Chaser's young replacement here in Aruak City. --
Rillion/Godric Gryffindor

Ann Grande -- I couldn't beat up a cute little kitten like you. -- Kedro, victim of
his own ingrained chivalry

Fuzzball -- (sneezes several times)  I'b allergig do cads. -- Nila Sundancer

Harry Toestack -- No no no!  You don't sit down in the middle of the fight and show
us how you can stack your toes!  You save that for in the bar afterward. -- Kip
Hardee

Fur -- Ah, cheese.  I didn't want that to happen. -- Ghost of Dumb Rocky

Hanibal -- (grin)  Seems like it, doesn't it?  But I think that must be a myth. --
Leeta

Angus and Generalissimo Puerco -- I hear you.  Been there, wrote that, got no
response.... -- the Scribe

Treeman -- Perhaps you have never met a manticore before? We can be pretty mean and
devastating.  If you are looking for easy wins, try some of those invading warriors.
-- Magenta Manticore

Spirit Chaser -- Too  much chasing, too little spirit, too cocky of a manager...it
all leads to a loss for you.  I pity you for the team you are on. -- Onyx Owl

Fruity Virtues -- I must salute you.  My hip hop style was simply inadequate for your
country western charm.  Well done. -- Khaki Kangaroo

Darkmane -- Luckily?  You challenge me and I beat you luckily?  Egads, pal!  Aren't
we both offensives?  And me a style with ZERO defensive skills?  Luckily? -- Orange
Osprey

Shiver me timbers, Critters!  Ye done git this'n old pirate 'nother 3-1!  Bloody
fine! -- Mino

Avast ye, Kennelworth!  Ye dogs got champeen 'n Top Team.  Damme landlubber Damme
fine! -- Mino

B.S., my man, you are so full of it!  Duelmaster again!  Drinks are on me and Adie. -
- Kennelworth

Wolfbrothers plus Neverwake plus Deadman's Hand at 7-1, 7-7, 3-5 for 17-13.  Not bad,
Doc!  High marks for Darkholm records, but not nearly up to Andorian standards.  hang
in there, Sir.  You can do it! -- Kennelworth

Congratulations to newly crowned Lord Protector, Dreihdensmurf of UBOSM.  Well done!
-- Kennelworth and The Bulldogs

Q.O.W.  No, Hanibal; learns and trains do not become more difficult as tournaments
approach.  We have over 25,000 fights worth of data indicating consistency. --
Kennelworth (from Consortium data)

Country Fellers and Stud Field Mouse and Brother -- If you are a brand new player,
this is a fine arena for help.  The old-timers of Aruak City will gladly answer
questions.  Address a personal ad as Q.O.W. (question of the week) or diplo Bulldogs
or use the round table (Duel@yahoogroups.com) or email me personally @
wfms101@aol.lcom. -- Kennelworth

Stud Field Mouse -- Stop into The Bulldog Inn for drinks--you and your team.  You
will meet everyone.  And, for your first visit, drinks are on the house! --
Kennelworth, Proprietor

Gallows Pole -- A salute to you.  You made me Dog-Tired before my time. -- Dog Tired

Looking At -- I just love invader challenges and invader defeats.  Sooooo cooooool! -
- Beef Bullion

Grand Marnier -- Perhaps my bite is worse than my bark?  Or were you merely easy? --
Bark

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your
team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLOODLUST was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BANG! was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
A SMALL CIGAR was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
STILLBORN AGAIN was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
JAWS was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
RED ALERT was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
ROB LOWE was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SCUZZY was executed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
TOO LATE? was narrowly killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
HOLDEN was dispatched by BLACK ORC in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
FLOYD OF DALLAS was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
B.S. was savagely defeated by DREIHDENSMURF in a 6 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
TONY MCALPINE was defeated by RICK DERRIS in a 5 minute veteran's Challenge match.
BEEF BULLION handily defeated FUZZBALL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
CHERRY CHEETAH demolished BONDAGE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
LONNIE JOHNSON overcame KEDRO in a 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
70 MPH ROAD RASH narrowly defeated TATIANA SEASPRITE in a 7 minute Challenge struggle.
DOG-TIRED luckily beat ON THE RACK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge brawl.
RUM RUNNER defeated STRONGBOW in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
GRAND MARNIER was demolished by NILA SUNDANCER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
PRESIDENT CHIMP savagely defeated WALL OF GLASS in a 3 minute Challenge conflict.
CREATURE overpowered T.S. QUINT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
JUGULAR narrowly defeated IVY in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
DIK-DIK viciously subdued KHAKI KANGAROO in a action packed 3 minute Challenge duel.
DOUBLE - TAP was overpowered by MOONSHADOW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
DERANGED was overpowered by SOEK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SMEAGOL overpowered DEAD in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HOSS demolished KILLER DEAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
GUARDIAN was vanquished by SKYWISE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
HUSHPUPPY was viciously subdued by CONNOR MACLEOD in a 3 minute master's bout.
CRISSY overpowered GOLDEN MOMENT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
NIXIE SEASPRITE was handily defeated by AXIOM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BARK demolished SERENITY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLACK OUT overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute uneven bout.
THE GREAT SAMARITAN devastated WANDA GOBY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SPIRAL slimly lost to REND in a 2 minute battle.
STEEL MONKEY murdered SNOOCHIE BOOCHIE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
GUMDROP overcame NATIONAL BRAND in a 3 minute fight.
WILDSIDE was demolished by PRISM EYESBRITE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SUPERFICIAL HITMAN was savagely defeated by SALENA WARSMITH in a 1 minute duel.
EQUALIZER handily defeated DELARQUAN SPY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
IRON MAGRU was viciously subdued by BODEL in a popular 3 minute brutal match.
BIG LOU slaughtered DRACO in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
ONYX OWL was demolished by GOURMET COWBOY in a 7 minute bloody uneven conflict.
THE CAPED COD defeated K. K. DOWNING in a 1 minute brawl.
TOTALION was savagely defeated by OPUS X in a 2 minute gruesome competition.
G1 BLUESTREAK overcame MISMOSH in a 2 minute match.
CLEARBROOK was beaten by FLOYDIAN CONQUEROR in a 1 minute fight.
TWO FINGERS was narrowly defeated by G1 HUBCAP in a 4 minute gruesome fight.
GUN METAL was overpowered by G1 WINDCHARGER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
PUNCH GRAN CRU was savagely defeated by STRATEGERY in a 1 minute gruesome competition.
STONEFACE subdued BLOOD MONKEY in a 2 minute match.
KIP HARDEE was overcome by FLOYDIAN KING in a exciting 1 minute bout.
SOCIAL ENGINEER was subdued by G1 IRON HIDE in a 3 minute novice's fight.
CTENO POMA was handily defeated by BILLY JIM BOB in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
G1 SIDESWIPE was luckily beaten by METAL GUN in a exciting 4 minute novice's struggle.
GRANITE IRONBEARD bested CINTRON SYVOK in a 3 minute brutal amateur's fight.
WARDUKE demolished BUMPKIN in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched contest.
MASOCHIST won victory over DOC STEAL in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
BONNIE RAITT overpowered POOKIE in a 3 minute mismatched brawl.
DOOM devastated SUMTHING AWFUL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SUMTHING DIFFERENT savagely defeated FROSTED MUG in a 13 minute novice's duel.
BRI handily defeated TAKEEYLA in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ANSORGII overpowered JOE DIRT in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
QUADRA SHOT was subdued by FLOYD OF TOPEKA in a 2 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  28         TOTAL PARRY      156 - 102 -  2      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 21         WALL OF STEEL     76 -  61 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     19         PARRY-LUNGE       54 -  51 -  3      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         LUNGING ATTACK   206 - 231 - 18      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         STRIKING ATTACK  117 - 160 - 11      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK  109 - 160 - 10      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         PARRY-STRIKE      34 -  53 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         BASHING ATTACK    70 - 116 -  7      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     25 -  44 -  1      36  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        35 -  78 -  4      31  |

Turn 476 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:

BASHING ATTACK     5 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        9 - 10         5  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK    13 - 15         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  4     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  9         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK   11 - 10     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      HUSHPUPPY 4045             22  15  0  113 BULLDOGS (157)
LUNGING ATTACK   CRISSY 4993                13   8  1  112 VIEW ASKEW (453)
PARRY-LUNGE      SKYWISE 5687               11   9  0  101 ELFQUEST (515)
SLASHING ATTACK  BARK 4177                  13  11  0   86 BULLDOGS (157)
BASHING ATTACK   AXIOM 3918                  8   1  0   79 ERRATA (372)
STRIKING ATTACK  STEEL MONKEY 5196          10   7  1   68 VELVET GREEN (475)
PARRY-STRIKE     LONNIE JOHNSON 4965        13  10  0   63 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
WALL OF STEEL    NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992       13   9  0   62 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TONY MCALPINE 4948.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BODEL 4970.  The ten other most popular fighters were 70 MPH ROAD RASH 5447, 
PRESIDENT CHIMP 5091, TONY MCALPINE 4948, DIK-DIK 5850, CONNOR MACLEOD 5532, ON THE 
RACK 5824, G1 SIDESWIPE 5811, RUM RUNNER 4529, JUGULAR 5537, and OPUS X 5276.

The least popular fighter this week was FROSTED MUG 6028.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ONYX OWL 5548, SUMTHING DIFFERENT 6025, STILLBORN AGAIN 5785, 
JOE DIRT 6058, TAKEEYLA 6049, SUMTHING AWFUL 6054, CTENO POMA 5864, PUNCH GRAN CRU 
5274, GUN METAL 5451, and CLEARBROOK 5678.

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

HUSHPUPPY (11-4045) BULLDOGS (157)

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

DREIHDENSMURF (11-4821) U.B.O.S.M. (82)

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

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

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

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

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff