DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/26/2003    Duedate: 01/08/2004

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-479

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

B.S.
BULLDOGS (157)
(11-4301) [22-7-2,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BARK                           JUGULAR
BULLDOGS (157)                 NEVERWAKE (508)
(11-4177) [16-11-0,114]        (11-5537) [8-1-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TONY MCALPINE                  OPUS X
THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
(11-4948) [14-14-1,81]         (11-5276) [3-5-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE BLUES (539)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BLUES (539)             61
2. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)       58      COLORIFIC (511)
3. GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)     42      Unchartered Team
4. U.B.O.S.M. (82)             32
5. NEVERWAKE (508)             30      FISH MONGERS III (502)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*G1 AUTOBOTS (521)         15   4  1 78.9   1/ 6 THE BLUES (539)          12  3 1
 2/ 2 COLORIFIC (511)          137  68  3 66.8   2/ 4 BULLDOGS (157)           10  5 0
 3/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)        866 516 31 62.7   3/ 8 ANIMAL FARM (510)         9  4 0
 4/ 4 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)  109  73  5 59.9   4/ 9 U.B.O.S.M. (82)           8  7 0
 5/ 5 MANIC MARVELS (456)       41  30  2 57.7   5/ 3 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)  8  7 0
 6- 6*SHAOLIN-ISH (473)         19  15  1 55.9   6/ 2 MANIC MARVELS (456)       7  5 1
 7/ 7 BULLDOGS (157)           692 559 23 55.3   7/12 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     7  6 1
 8/ 9 MYTHICAL (485)           184 151  6 54.9   8/10 VIEW ASKEW (453)          7  6 0
 9/12 THE BLUES (539)          197 163 10 54.7   9/ 5 CANNIBALZ (383)           7  8 0
10-11 YOUNG JUSTICE (484)      125 105  9 54.3  10/21 SEER KING (402)           7  8 0
11/10*FISH MONGERS III (502)    20  18  0 52.6  11/ 1 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  7  8 0
12-14 DEEP FOREST (533)         44  40  5 52.4  12/16*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     7  8 0
13/15 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        73  68  6 51.8  13/25 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)   6  4 2
14/13 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  63  60  2 51.2  14/18*ABC'S (480)               6  8 1
15/ 8*MORAL FIBER (479)         23  22  4 51.1  15/29 'CROSSED UP (399)         6  9 0
16-18 BAD HEIR DAY (463)        25  24  2 51.0  16/24 MYTHICAL (485)            5  3 0
17/17 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   589 567 16 51.0  17/19 CLUB HAMMER (491)         5  4 0
18/16 ERRATA (372)              14  14  0 50.0  18/17 SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)   5  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-21 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       542 543 18 50.0  19/15*FISH MONGERS III (502)    5  5 0
20/20 ELFQUEST (515)           147 148  8 49.8  20/13 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    5  7 0
21/22 SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)   25  26  0 49.0  21/20*MORAL FIBER (479)         5 10 1
22/29 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      23  24  2 48.9  22-11 BAD HEIR DAY (463)        4  1 0
23/23 IMMORTALS (85)           764 802 60 48.8  23/33 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      4  2 1
24-24 VELVET GREEN (475)        60  63  6 48.8  24/30*NEVERWAKE (508)           4  4 0
25/28 CANNIBALZ (383)          172 186 16 48.0  25/31 BARHOPPERS (420)          4  9 0
26/30 VIEW ASKEW (453)          64  70  2 47.8  26/14 ELFQUEST (515)            4 10 0
27/25*ABC'S (480)               21  23  1 47.7  27- 7*G1 AUTOBOTS (521)         3  2 0
28/33*NEVERWAKE (508)           20  22  3 47.6  28/26 COLORIFIC (511)           3  3 0
29/27 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 127 140  6 47.6  29/28 IMMORTALS (85)            3  8 0
30/31 'CROSSED UP (399)        171 189  6 47.5  30-35 YOUNG JUSTICE (484)       2  1 0
31/32 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    215 245 11 46.7  31/23 ERRATA (372)              2  1 0
32/34 U.B.O.S.M. (82)          240 287 17 45.5  32-37 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        2  2 0
33/36 SEER KING (402)           33  40  2 45.2  33-36*SHAOLIN-ISH (473)         2  2 0
34/38 CLUB HAMMER (491)         22  27  2 44.9  34/ 0*CATCH THIS! (536)         2  3 0
35-35 YA GOTTA WINCE... (497)   19  24  2 44.2  35/40*OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       2  7 0
36-37 FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)    24  31  1 43.6  36/27 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       2  7 0
37/41*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     15  20  2 42.9  37-42*SKASMONAUTS (495)         1  0 0
38/ 0*CATCH THIS! (536)          2   3  0 40.0  38-34 YA GOTTA WINCE... (497)   1  0 0
39-39 SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      19  29  1 39.6  39/41 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        1  1 1
40/43 BARHOPPERS (420)          14  24  0 36.8  40-38 VELVET GREEN (475)        1  2 0
41/42 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      176 308  3 36.4  41-39 SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      1  2 0
42/45*OLD BOYS CLUB (483)        8  18  1 30.8  42-22 FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)    1  4 0
43-46*SKASMONAUTS (495)          7  16  1 30.4  43-44 DEEP FOREST (533)         1  4 0
44/47*COUNTRY FELLERS (534)      6  18  0 25.0  44/32*COUNTRY FELLERS (534)     1 13 0
45/ 0*DOG SOLDIERS (445)         0   6  0  0.0  45-45*MK-ULTRA (467)            0  5 0
46/ 0*DRAGONS TAIL (451)         0   5  0  0.0  46/ 0*DOG SOLDIERS (445)        0  1 0
47-48*MK-ULTRA (467)             0   5  0  0.0  47/ 0*HITMEN OF THE CDC (538)   0  1 0
48/ 0*HITMEN OF THE CDC (538)    0   1  0  0.0  48/ 0*DRAGONS TAIL (451)        0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Merry Christmas from the Great Oceanic One, plebes.  This holiday benevolence around
here is going to have to stop when all the pretty candles come down.  Not sure four
kills is really satisfactory for a deadly group of warriors like yourselves.  You all
must be distracted, or getting all sneaky for the F2F....  So, for this turn which
falls so close to the holiday of giving, we're giving double points to any warrior
who takes care of one of the numbers listed below.

Death death death.

 - Murder by Numbers -
set 8 - turn 479
eligible: turn 480

4932   5622   4992   4956   5524   5091   4965   6070
5496   4525   5104   5905   5374   5850   5236   4334
6057   5842   5984   6063   6147

Current Bloody Bastard:
(tie) Guardian and Mgr. of Angels of Death, 1 kill each

Happy death to all --

Frothingslosh Syndicate

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #21 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Skaithvarn:

     "Bound to be trouble there," Hallie O'Dene said almost cheerfully.  She guided
her horse toward the half-hidden tower.  "It's too pat to be anything but a trap."
     "You've got that right, doll," Raoul agreed.  "But it just might be a trap for
sheep.  Let's see how it handles some wolves."
     "It might be a perfectly innocent tower," Jeri Northwind protested.
     "It MIGHT, doll, but I don't think so.  It--"
     "If it was a 'perfectly innocent' building, whether ruined or whole, I'd have
heard of it," Hallie said.  "It's my job to hear of such things.  Besides, this isn't
the first time I've been down this road, and I don't recall seeing that tower before.
Maybe--MAYBE I missed it because I didn't need it, but...."
     "But it's the kind of thing you would be looking for anyway," Raoul said.
Thunder crashed suddenly.  He squinted at the trees.
     If there was going to be lightning, the trees might be risky shelter at best.
Of course, riding down a road with nothing nearby as tall as three gladiators on
their horses wouldn't be safe, either.  The horses seemed to have their own ideas and
ran in under the trees at the edge of the road, not quite fast enough to avoid the
deluge that suddenly burst from the clouds.
     Even the trees didn't provide much shelter from that driving downpour.  Raoul
took off his hat and tried to shake the water from it, then shrugged and put it back
on.  "Not much choice--risk the tower or drown where we sit."  He urged his horse
forward.  The light wasn't good now that the rain had closed over them, but he
thought he could see a door of planks weathered to almost the same gray as the
stones.
     As they approached, the door moved.  Opened into the black interior of the
tower.
     "Probably haunted," Hallie muttered.  "If we're lucky.  If not...well, all the
vampires may not be in Leemith.  And there are robbers, and--"
     "Oh, stop!" Jeri protested.  "At least not robbers--they couldn't have BUILT the
tower since you were here last, could they?"
     "If they had a wizard--"
     A figure appeared in the doorway.  Between the rain and the shadow of the trees
now, it was little more than a pale, moving shape until they got close.  Too close
now to flee, if they had to and he was any kind of wizard.
     An old man, Raoul saw, but not bent or shriveled with his age.  Tall, lean as a
bone, with a narrow, hawk's face, hair more gray than red, wearing a simple robe of
natural-colored wool.  He made a gesture that was half an offer of shelter, half a
command that they enter.
     "Come out of the rain," he said.  His voice was deep and cold, and he spoke
Fratsfan with a slight accent like none that Raoul had ever heard before.  He stepped
toward the doorway ahead of them.  "I have a great aversion to becoming wet."
     After a brief hesitation, Raoul dismounted and moved forward, leading his horse.
"We didn't expect to find a shelter along this stretch of the coast," he said,
shaking what rain he could from his clothes before entering.  The room within was
circular and large, filling the whole base of the tower.  A fire burned on a hearth
to one side.  It looked like the part near the door had been used to stable horses
before, and recently.
     "This tower has been here a long time," the man said.  He turned back at the
fireplace and watched the women enter behind Raoul.  "But it has not always been...
visible."
     "You're a wizard," Hallie said.
     It wasn't a question, but the man bowed his head slightly.  "Perhaps the
greatest.  I am Kaldrehn of Krael."
     One of the women drew a breath in shock; Raoul didn't look back to see which
one.  He didn't want to turn his back on this man.  "It figures that a great wizard
wouldn't have been caught in the destruction of Krael," he agreed.  "But I'm
surprised I haven't heard of you before.  You don't have the look of a recluse."
     Kaldrehn laughed.  "And so I am not."  His gaze shifted from Raoul to look
past--at the women, probably.  "Not at all a recluse.  Nor a man to endure the tedium
of the dark centuries between the fall of Krael and the present, if it could be
avoided.  A man with skill enough can move behind time from one era to another, as he
wills."  His smile was not reassuring.  "As I willed."

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 478): RICK DERRIS of VIEW ASKEW (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 477): ATROPHY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 470): WOF-A-MIT of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 467): SLIM SHADY of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 466): NOLAN ORGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 467): MR. GRINCH of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 463): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 429): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 422): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 415): ANASTASIA of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 326): BLACK CAT of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 316): GORDIAN of WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 140): LOKI of ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 363): EARTHQUAKE of NATURAL DISASTERS from ARADI (Soultaker)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 478): SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 477): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 470): THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 467): THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 466): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 467): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 463): none
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 429): WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 422): THE FLINTSTONES (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 415): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 326): RED AVENGERS (Rage Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 316): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 140): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 363): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 478): HARRY POTTER of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 477): ATROPHY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 470): WOF-A-MIT of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
                           SNAKE IN THE GRASS of SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
               (turn 469): HOMELESS PRINCE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo)
                           EDWIN MEESE of CONSPIRACY INC. (?, mgr.)
                           HOW--LITE of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 467): SLIM SHADY of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 185): VIOLENT VIOLET of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
                            SQUASH BUTT of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PYROTECHNICIAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 326): BLACK CAT of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
              (turn 325): THE LIMELIGHT of CLUB CULTURE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 316): GORDIAN of WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 140): GHOULSHINE of MONSTER RANCHER (Hombre, mgr.)
                 (turn 139): BATTLEMAGE of SHADOW MAGIC (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ARUAK CITY!  Once again I've been called out of 
retirement for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Woof!  SCARLET KNIGHTS 
II were a bunch of dogs after THE BLUES got through with 'em!  11th ain't so sweet as 
1st!  Who can explain it?  Not you, not me, not SEER KING's opponents, after watching 
them shoot up the ranks from 21st to 10th.  You know what they say about the herd of 
lions who studied a judge...  GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 moved up 12 places, to 13th.  Who can 
explain it?  Not you, not me, not 'CROSSED UP's opponents, after watching them shoot 
up the ranks from 29th to 15th.  ELFQUEST bit the big one as they could not win.  
They dropped from 14th down to 26th!  Are you guy giving lessons or what?  Looking 
for a good fight, confident, skilled, tough opponents.  Well don't look at COUNTRY 
FELLERS, cause they dropped by 12.  Some people say I ramble too much, I don't say 
anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well U.B.O.S.M. moved up 5, to 4th.  
Well, CATCH THIS!, 2-3-0 isn't a complete rout.  But the Duelmaster has nothing to 
fear from you guys!  What's with DIK-DIK?  He actually beat SCARLET KNIGHTS' TATIANA 
SEASPRITE, and walked away with 24 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at 
ELFQUEST.  RAINSONG lost 15 points to PHUNKTASTIC.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  
Maybe RAINSONG will provide more easy wins...  Another fighter (B.S. 22-7-2) 
challenged another Duelmaster (RICK DERRIS 18-11-0).  Life goes on.  I'm sure ARUAK 
CITY is excited about B.S., the new Duelmaster from BULLDOGS.  (remember?)  But when 
you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to 
practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was SEER KING.  The bums at ANIMAL FARM couldn't face the 
challenges from SEER KING!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being 
the most challenged warrior, GRAND MARNIER!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come 
back to haunt you.  DOG FASHION expects the easy win by going 18 points down.  
HERMIONE will find this a hard lesson!  DOG FASHION dealt death to  HERMIONE.  I bet 
DOG FASHION could beat two-year-olds, too.  Well, GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 knows who to set 
their sights on.  Fighting is a better craft than farming, GLADIUS STARSTRYKE, but 
you have to pay your dues.  Being challenged by LINERGES, 32 points above you, is 
dues.  LINERGES subdued GLADIUS STARSTRYKE.  SEER KING calls this fighting?  In my 
day...  KHAKI KANGAROO didn't quite know what to make of a challenge she received 
from STUMPJUMPER of COUNTRY FELLERS, who is 20 points below her.  STUMPJUMPER perhaps 
got his just desserts, seeing as he was bested by KHAKI KANGAROO and ended up with 5 
recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Sending a warrior to the Dark Arena reminds the 
others they'd better shape up.  Tough beans, MOONSHADOW.  That's what a 5-6-0 gets 
you.  Some people are wondering why SEER KING sent PROTOGENES (6-3-0) to the Dark 
Arena.  Just be glad you're not on their team.  Hmm...  More surprises must remain in 
store for me, if DA SCUM can return from the Dark Arena.  I like to see warriors put 
young whippersnappers in their place.  I guess you could say GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2'HARRY 
POTTER did just that.  Right WOLFBROTHERS?  KEDRO of KRILL CAVALRY didn't know when 
to quit.  When you've got a 13-22-0, that's a good sign.  Now he's dead.  MORNING 
MIST found herself really over-matched when she faced HARRY POTTER.  MORNING MIST 
found herself grossly dead at the end of the match.  Someone told GRANITE IRONBEARD 
that KELLUMBO'S KIDS never Bloodfeuded, that he'd have an easy kill.  Well, I'm sure 
whoever misled you is right sorry.  MORNING MIST larned hers lesson (HARRY POTTER 
taught it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 
members with the same gusto.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger 
every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
ARUAK CITY is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time 
for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 B.S. 4301                    22   7  2   103       BULLDOGS (157)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARK 4177                    16  11  0   114       BULLDOGS (157)
 T-BONE WALKER 6068           14   5  0   110       THE BLUES (539)
-RON WEASLEY 4500             21  10  0   107       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 ANN GRANDE 4991              15   6  0   104       'CROSSED UP (399)
 CRISSY 4993                  15   9  1   101       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-SEGALLION SUNDANCER 4600     14  12  1   101       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-ONEWOLF 5505                 13   1  0    95       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 AXIOM 3918                   10   2  0    94       ERRATA (372)
 RICK DERRIS 4932             18  11  0    93       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 CONNOR MACLEOD 5532          14  11  0    91       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 DOG-TIRED 4467               11   4  0    91       BULLDOGS (157)
 POLYESTER 5107                9   2  0    91       SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOLDEN MOMENT 5622           20   4  1    90       COLORIFIC (511)
 BLACK OUT 5623               19   6  0    90       COLORIFIC (511)
-THE HORNED KING 5965         10   6  1    87       DEEP FOREST (533)
 SKYWISE 5687                 11  12  0    86       ELFQUEST (515)
-GUARDIAN 3791                15   5  0    83       FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)
 BLIND LEMON 6070             13  10  0    83       THE BLUES (539)
-BODEL 4970                    7   7  0    82       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 FRED WEASLEY 4956            15   6  0    81       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 TONY MCALPINE 4948           14  14  1    81       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-WIND RUNNER 5510             10   4  0    81       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992         15  10  0    79       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-TREEMAN 5963                 10   8  2    79       DEEP FOREST (533)
 SERENITY 4449                17   9  1    78       CANNIBALZ (383)
 CHERRY CHEETAH 5549           9   4  0    76       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-ZLATINA ANGUELOVA 4856       13  17  0    75       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 B.B. KING 6072               11  13  3    75       THE BLUES (539)
 CREATURE 4532                10   8  1    74       CANNIBALZ (383)
 THE GREAT SAMARITAN 4782     16  21  0    72       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 WALL OF GLASS 5534           14  11  0    71       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-BACK-DOOR ANGEL 5198         12   7  1    70       VELVET GREEN (475)
-HADES 5338                   12   6  0    70       MYTHICAL (485)
-STEEL MONKEY 5196            10   7  1    68       VELVET GREEN (475)
 SALENA WARSMITH 5524          6   4  0    67       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRESIDENT CHIMP 5091          7   5  1    66       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 PRISM EYESBRITE 5531         13  12  1    65       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 JUGULAR 5537                  8   1  0    65       NEVERWAKE (508)
 NILA SUNDANCER 4872          11  24  0    63       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 REND 5050                    11   9  0    63       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
-SPIRAL 5440                   7   3  0    63       VELVET GREEN (475)
 DIK-DIK 5850                  7   0  1    61       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
-70 MPH ROAD RASH 5447         9   4  1    59       YA GOTTA WINCE... (497)
-LOWELL DARNO 4594            15  12  0    58       IMMORTALS (85)
 BEEF BULLION 4501             8   7  3    58       BULLDOGS (157)
 GRAND MARNIER 4525            7   4  0    58       BARHOPPERS (420)
 GALLOWS POLE 5496             8   1  0    57       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TATIANA SEASPRITE 4951       14  14  0    56       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 T.S. QUINT 5020              11  12  0    56       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 LONNIE JOHNSON 4965          14  12  0    54       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 IRON MAGRU 5397              10   6  0    52       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 DARIUSZ GIL 5028             10   4  0    52       'CROSSED UP (399)
 BIG LOU 4971                 10   5  2    51       MANIC MARVELS (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LORD BENNETT 4974            10   1  0    51       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 CORINE DORLAND 5374           6   4  0    51       'CROSSED UP (399)
-FUZZBALL 5101                 6   4  0    50       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
-STRATEGERY 5093               7   6  0    48       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
-GUMDROP 5104                  7   4  1    47       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
-PERSIANA JONES 5427           5   2  0    47       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 MEMPHIS MINNIE 6067          13   5  0    46       THE BLUES (539)
 THE CAPED COD 5470            7   1  0    45       FISH MONGERS III (502)
 K. K. DOWNING 5655            4   6  1    43       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 TITAN 5799                    7   2  0    42       MYTHICAL (485)
 KILLER DEAL 5261              6   6  0    42       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
 GANYMEDES 5800                6   3  0    42       MYTHICAL (485)
 STRONGBOW 5686                5  15  0    42       ELFQUEST (515)
 DOUBLE - TAP 5535             6   3  1    41       NEVERWAKE (508)
 SUPERFICIAL HITMAN 5905       6   2  0    41       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 BIG JOE TURNER 6066           3   0  0    38       THE BLUES (539)
 RUM RUNNER 4529               7   3  0    36       BARHOPPERS (420)
 ONYX OWL 5548                 7   7  0    36       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 TOTALION 5648                 6   5  2    36       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-TAI-CHIHUAHUA 5163            6   2  0    36       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
 LINERGES 4334                 6   9  0    35       SEER KING (402)
 IVY 4972                      6  10  0    34       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 BRI 5996                      4   0  0    34       MANIC MARVELS (456)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERNAK 4333                   9   6  0    33       SEER KING (402)
-BRANFORD HAWKE 5077           7   5  0    33       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 DAMASTES 4331                 6   8  0    33       SEER KING (402)
-OLD MAN WILLOW 5962           3   1  0    33       DEEP FOREST (533)
 DA SCUM 6149                  1   0  1    33       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 VIRTUE PUFFS 5233             6   3  1    32       MORAL FIBER (479)
-HERMES 5318                   3   2  0    32       MYTHICAL (485)
-IMPULSE 5797                  4   3  0    31       YOUNG JUSTICE (484)
-FLOYDIAN CONQUEROR 4845       4   7  1    30       FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)
 WANDA GOBY 5471               4   4  0    30       FISH MONGERS III (502)
-BUDDHA-BELCHES 5164           4   4  0    30       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
 NATIONAL BRAND 5275           3   5  0    29       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 CONEY ISLAND 5236             5   4  0    28       ABC'S (480)
 EQUALIZER 5835                5   5  0    28       CANNIBALZ (383)
-FUNK-SHUI 5161                4   4  1    28       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
 KIP HARDEE 5842               4   6  0    28       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 OPUS X 5276                   3   5  0    28       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
-G1 HUBCAP 5807                3   0  0    28       G1 AUTOBOTS (521)
 PURPLE PANTHER 6057           2   1  0    28       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 DOG FASHION 5240              5   4  1    27       ABC'S (480)
 KHAKI KANGAROO 5547           5   2  0    27       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 CANDY MAKER 5237              7   2  0    26       ABC'S (480)
 THUNDERSTORM 6113             2   0  0    26       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 MISMOSH 5144                  6   6  0    25       IMMORTALS (85)
 LAISH 4352                    5   9  1    25       SEER KING (402)
-ATHENA 5320                   3   3  0    25       MYTHICAL (485)
 SYRLANIA 6107                 2   0  0    25       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 GREEN WITH ENVY 5621          3   4  0    24       COLORIFIC (511)
-G1 IRON HIDE 5808             3   1  0    24       G1 AUTOBOTS (521)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONEFACE 5100                6   5  0    23       IMMORTALS (85)
 VIRTUE NUTS 5904              1   5  1    23       MORAL FIBER (479)
-HARLIN DOBBS 5486             5   5  0    22       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 CTENO POMA 5864               3   4  0    22       FISH MONGERS III (502)
 TAKEEYLA 6049                 2   2  0    22       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
-MUSTY KOBOLD 5400             2   2  0    22       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 VIRTUE CHARMS 5232            6   3  0    21       MORAL FIBER (479)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRUITY VIRTUES 5235           5   4  1    21       MORAL FIBER (479)
-ELIZA PIGERON 5222            3   4  0    21       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 CLEARBROOK 5678               3   8  0    21       ELFQUEST (515)
 METAL GUN 6015                3   1  0    21       CANNIBALZ (383)
-ROBIN 5984                    3   1  0    20       YOUNG JUSTICE (484)
 CARP 6102                     2   0  0    20       FISH MONGERS III (502)
 SOEK 5646                     3   8  0    19       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 PUNCH GRAN CRU 5274           2   6  1    19       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
-HOSS 5971                     2   2  0    19       COUNTRY FELLERS (534)
-BLOOD MONKEY 5858             1   3  0    19       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 SUMTHING DIFFERENT 6025       3   1  0    18       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
 LITTLE CROW 6007              2   0  1    18       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 ANSORGII 5990                 2   1  0    18       FISH MONGERS III (502)
 VIRTUE FLAKES 5234            4   5  0    17       MORAL FIBER (479)
-FLOYDIAN KING 4980            3   3  0    17       FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)
 LA DEIDRA 6138                1   1  0    17       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 BONNIE RAITT 5790             4   4  0    16       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 PHUNKTASTIC 6153              1   0  0    16       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
-KALIDOR THE BOLD 5244         4   3  0    15       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-G1 BLUESTREAK 5809            3   1  0    15       G1 AUTOBOTS (521)
 GRANITE IRONBEARD 5929        3   4  1    14       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-TWO FINGERS 5789              3   5  0    14       VELVET GREEN (475)
 BROWNIE QUEEN 5239            2   7  0    13       ABC'S (480)
 PAT TRAVERS 6108              3   0  0    12       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-FENRIS 3916                   2   2  0    12       ERRATA (372)
-G1 WINDCHARGER 5810           3   1  1    11       G1 AUTOBOTS (521)
-G1 SIDESWIPE 5811             3   1  0    11       G1 AUTOBOTS (521)
 WARDUKE 5930                  2   5  0    11       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 EBONIQUE 6150                 1   0  0    11       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 CAPSTER 5071                  2   4  0    10       IMMORTALS (85)
 CLACKERS 6047                 2   1  0    10       SINCE YOU'RE GONE (466)
 DOOM 5997                     1   3  0    10       CANNIBALZ (383)
-INFIDELICIOUS 6052            1   0  0    10       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 ALMOND ALBATROSS 6056         2   1  0     8       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-EL SCORCHO 5430               1   3  1     7       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 TENDERLOIN 6141               1   1  0     7       BULLDOGS (157)
 AUNT THRAX 6002               1   0  0     7       CATCH THIS! (536)
 ED SMITH 6041                 0   1  0     7       HITMEN OF THE CDC (538)
-FLOYD OF TOPEKA 5871          1   1  0     6       FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)
 DREIHDENBEAST 6112            1   2  0     6       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
 SAL MONELLA 6006              1   0  0     6       CATCH THIS! (536)
-SKAMAKAZE 5928                1   2  0     5       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 RAINSONG 6128                 1   1  0     5       ELFQUEST (515)
 STUMPJUMPER 6147              1   1  0     5       COUNTRY FELLERS (534)
-PANTS OF THE LOTUS 5950       1   1  0     4       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
-RISE 5817                     1   1  0     4       ERRATA (372)
-19SZ3DF 3920                  0   4  0     4       ERRATA (372)
-POOKIE 6043                   0   2  0     4       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
-DEATHBRINGER 3919             0   4  0     4       ERRATA (372)
 CINTRON SYVOK 6050            0   4  0     4       IMMORTALS (85)
 TY FOID 6005                  0   1  0     3       CATCH THIS! (536)
-BLACK KETTLE 4851             0   3  0     3       DOG SOLDIERS (445)
-DISMEMBERS ONLY 5788          0   3  0     3       YA GOTTA WINCE... (497)
 SHAREKA 6137                  0   2  0     2       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 HEYOKA 4850                   0   2  0     2       DOG SOLDIERS (445)
 GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127       0   2  0     2       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 GOLDEN BOY 4917               0   2  0     2       DRAGONS TAIL (451)
-ATOMIC ORANGE 5429            0   2  0     2       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 HEBERT 6158                   0   1  0     1       COUNTRY FELLERS (534)
-BORG ELFSLAYER 5114           0   1  0     1       MK-ULTRA (467)
-HAMMER FANG 4915              0   1  0     1       DRAGONS TAIL (451)
-FALCO THE SWIFT 5115          0   1  0     1       MK-ULTRA (467)
-VERMINAARD 5948               0   1  0     1       CLUB HAMMER (491)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VANESA SKARR 5112             0   1  0     1       MK-ULTRA (467)
-LEATHERNECK 5113              0   1  0     1       MK-ULTRA (467)
-TES BLADESINGER 5116          0   1  0     1       MK-ULTRA (467)
 JACQUE ITEN 6003              0   1  0     1       CATCH THIS! (536)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ANJA NOBUS 5249        5  6 0 'CROSSED UP 399       BLACK ORC 488         479 NONE    
EDDY DEVOS 5856        4  4 0 'CROSSED UP 399       DARK CHAMPION 492     479 NONE    
DA MEAT 6151           0  1 0 ABC'S 480             HIGH ELF 487          479 NONE    
ABE LINCOLN 5238       2  4 0 ABC'S 480             TOTALION 5648         475 NOT REVE
BREMALO 6142           0  1 0 ABC'S 480             LITTLE CROW 6007      478         
QUADRA SHOT 6027       0  4 0 BARHOPPERS 420        BANDIT PRINCE 493     479 NONE    
DA1 6152               0  1 0 BARHOPPERS 420        SHEWISH GIANT 489     479 NONE    
HERSHEY MELT 6004      0  1 0 CATCH THIS! 536       SHEWISH GIANT 489     479 NONE    
FEELIN' BLUE 6012      0  1 0 COLORIFIC 511         VIRTUE NUTS 5904      477 JUST REV
BILLY JIM BOB 5973     2  3 0 COUNTRY FELLERS 534   HIGH ELF 487          479 NONE    
BUMPKIN 5969           1  4 0 COUNTRY FELLERS 534   SHEWISH GIANT 489     479 NONE    
HIGH ELF 487           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          DA SCUM 6149          479 NONE    
SCARLET KNIGHT 6154    0  1 0 DEADMAN'S HAND 505    HIGH ELF 487          479 NONE    
MOONSHADOW 5680        5  7 0 ELFQUEST 515          MOUNTAIN TROLL 486    479 NONE    
TOOGER 6130            0  1 0 GERFEL'S FRIENDS 253  BANDIT PRINCE 493     479 NONE    
GOURMET COWBOY 5224    5  7 0 GERFEL'S FRIENDS 253  BIG LOU 4971          478         
HERMIONE 6063          1  1 0 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 418 DOG FASHION 5240      479         
NEVILLE 6064           0  1 0 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 418 MORNING MIST 5934     478 JUST REV
FERONA HEARTFUL 5099   1  3 0 IMMORTALS 85          HELENA HANDBASKE 6016 475 NONE    
DRACO 5849             1  3 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 526   BIG LOU 4971          476         
SMEAGOL 6019           1  3 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 526   GRANITE IRONBEAR 5929 478 JUST REV
KEDRO 4871            13 22 0 KRILL CAVALRY 374     B.B. KING 6072        479         
SCARLET KNIGHT 6155    0  1 0 NEVERWAKE 508         HIGH ELF 487          479 NONE    
PROTOGENES 5250        6  4 0 SEER KING 402         BLACK ORC 488         479 NONE    
SNOOCHIE BOOCHIE 5540  4  4 0 VIEW ASKEW 453        STEEL MONKEY 5196     476         
MORNING MIST 5934      3  1 1 WOLFBROTHERS 506      HARRY POTTER 4497     479 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Christmas card to all true Aruakians -- Thank you for making Aruak City the Heart and
Soul of Andoria, and for allowing The Bulldogs to be a part of it.  Health!
Humility!  Honor! -- Kennelworth

Christmas card to Frothing sloshers -- Thank you for bringing some excitement to our
city.  The additional NPC-level warrior competition was also a bonus. -- Kennelworth

Christmas card to Doc Steele -- Thank you for the stimulation to bring the Bulldogs
back to their home.  Thank you also for very occasionally showing up for battle. --
Kennelworth

Christmas card to Mino -- Thank you for bringing your critters to Aruak City to fight
alongside me for the "credo". -- Kennelworth

Christmas card to Lady Adie -- Thank you for taking such good care of The Bulldog Inn
in my absence.  Thank you for continuing to share in its management and prosperous
growth. -- Kennelworth

Virtue Nut -- You cad!  Take THAT for killing my teammate.  Next time you can expect
to come away missing both your virtue and your nuts. -- Golden Moment, Proud
Colorific

Tankesh -- Well, sure, I like purple hair.  I like anything purple--except maybe the
Minnesota Vikings. -- Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

Rick Harris...View people -- My coloreds want that Duelmaster slot.  We want you!
Get your skates (and big armour) on! -- Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

...There are NO good live Andorians.  None at all. -- Brought to you by
Frothingsloshers & Steele everywhere

     So if they won't write their OWN ads.... -- Ed.

Virtue Flakes -- Now why would you want your African Queen to work that hard!? --
Takeeyla
P.S.  I at least like how you finally lowered your head out of respect at the end.

Granite Ironbear -- Thank you for saving me the trouble of yet *another* dark arena
fight. -- Detective Kellumbo

Soek -- Sometimes you are good, sometimes you get lucky, and sometimes, you just get
Dik-Dikked. -- Dik-Dik

Stumpjumper -- Hey now, there wasn't a stump around anywhere.  Go jump in a river
instead. -- Shareka

Infidelicious -- Well sir, if you ask me there was nothing delicious about it at all!
-- La Deidra

Who's a girl got to bribe to get a winning turn around here? -- Detective Kellumbo

Tankesh -- I heard some interlopers were causing havoc here and decided to return, at
least temporarily in order to help out.  Style lists, offending teams and managers
would be helpful. -- Ahbleza, mgr. Dog Soldiers

Kellumbo -- I run the Tuft Tuggers.  We're true Aruaki.  What side are YOU on? --
Tankesh

All -- <after checking her purse> Hmm...business may be good at the Bulldog Inn, but
it does not help my own manager expenses.  Sorry that I've been in and out recently.
It's kind of annoyed Tankesh that he doesn't get all the funds he needs, but these
are slim times for me.  Keep looking for my team now and then, I will try to keep a
presence, if not with gladiators, than in word and spirit.  Although I'm sure Tankesh
will make sure you know he's got the team running since his mouth will surely be
doing the same.  I love Aruak City.  See you in town. -- Adie

Congratulations to Rick Derris!  Drinks at the Bulldog for the Duelmaster. -- Adie

Kennelworth -- I'd love to get those two next time I require the RUGS.  So very un-
Aruaki they are.... -- Adie

Mino -- <smile> I try to be. -- Adie

Creature -- I don't get this "bathtub" remark.  I mean, I keep hearing it.  WE have
bathtubs, too, you know, and there's nothing formidable in them.  Unless you're
terrified of rubber duckies, I suppose. -- Kedro

     Have you LOOKED at a rubber duckie lately.  They seem pretty maniacal to me. --
     Ed.

Opus X -- (looks the chubby little guy up and down)  Yes, you're definitely a piece
of work. -- Nila Sundancer

Strategery -- Well, ouch.  I was still using that kidney, you know. -- Kip Hardee

Grand Marnier -- I've noticed that myself. -- Nila Sundancer

Detective Kellumbo -- I'm neutral. -- Leeta, Krill Cavalry

Adie -- If you make it, great.  If not, well, I did promise cookies to Darkfist, and
he says he's coming. -- Leeta
P.S.  Even though the warrior who made the initial promise died, I'm gonna carry
through.  After all, *I* like them, too!

Dog Tired -- Some days I feel like I was BORN tired. -- Kedro

Bulldogs -- I expect more energy, and thus more enthusiasm, in a month or so.  These
things go in cycles. -- Leeta
P.S.  But I will say that these lengthy exchanges of hate mail and boasting which
wars and contests seem to spark are tedious.  Open a topic full of interest and
possibilities for discussion, such as, "What is best for mulching crabgrass?", and
I'll be right there.
     Or how about, "Can there be too much garlic in a burrito?"  Well, no, that one
may be inarguable, since the answer is plainly, "No."
     Hmm.  "Is it better to add cinnamon to your hot chocolate, or nutmeg?"
     "During hunting season, is it better to go dashing around the landscape in a
bright orange vest screaming, or should you stay home and hide in the closet?"
     Or, "Can a character described as 'a perfect Best Friend' make a Heroic lead?"
     "Is it better to take highway 54 or 56, and why?"
     I could go on like this for hours.

Polyester -- Ah you bring back the memories.  Unfortunately for me, you also brought
me a loss.  I salute your superior talent. -- Beef Bullion of Bulldogs

Nixie -- What a great battle!  So close!  I won with my usual B.S. -- B.S. of
Bulldogs

Fred Weasley -- I am so proud of myself to have been able to do that!  I had you down
as far superior.  Next time, let's go hunting Froth together instead of stalking each
other. -- Bark of Bulldogs

Lonnie Johnson -- You gave it up too soon, pal.  Just maybe I am the one with the
biggest Johnson? -- Dog-Tired of Bulldogs

Syrlania -- A pair of rookies we were.  And, as usual, my team was the one leaving
with the tender bruises.  Shucks, perhaps I would have been better off as the other
white meat? -- Tenderloin of Bulldogs

Rick Derris -- A salute to The Duelmaster.  Come on over to The Bulldog Inn for your
free drinks. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Mr. Steele -- Glad to see you back to keep us stimulated.  Now we have to do
something about your 3-7 plus 2-1 plus 1-0.  A 6-8 is a little skimpy even for a
Legion Sixer. -- Kennelworth, the concerned friend

Adie, my dear, I would be quite sorry to miss you at The Face.  I hope it pans out.
-- Kennelworth of Bulldogs

View Askew -- Now THAT was a very, very intelligent act--avoiding Bulldogs.  I am
impressed. -- Kennelworth of Bulldogs

Avast all ye mateys!  Me'n me critters bea wishin' ye Happy Holidays.  Ye have yon
bloody good'n. -- Mino

Protogenes -- You were too much for me, but my skills and experience will catch up to
your current abilities, and then watch out. -- Almond Albatross

National Brand -- I may be a mere hooter, but you'll need more than the little stick
of yours to bring home a prize. -- Onyx Owl

Laish -- Wow!  All that experience?  All that skill!  And a little old pussycat
rookie sent you down to the minors?  Perhaps it is your management. -- Purple Panther

All -- Welcome my new flock of warriors.  May your behinds be kicked in a quick and
dutiful manner. -- Dr. Crawdaddy, mgr. Catch This

Stud Field Mouse -- I have arrived.  Let the fun begin. -- Dr. Crawdaddy

Purple People Eater -- I admire your attempt to dethrone the top teams.  Perhaps my
brother and I can give you some assistance in this task.  If you need any help, let
us know, if not we'll still help talk trash.  We are pretty good at that. -- Dr.
Crawdaddy

Shareka -- The only time you should be playing with sharp objects is when you are
preparing a meal.  You really should take off your shoes and go back to the kitchen.
Well, if not, you might think about a bigger weapon.  You can come over any time and
play with mine. -- Stumpjumper

Khaki Kangaroo -- You wanna put me in your pouch?  Is that an invite? <wink wink> --
Hoss

All -- Dis is da bad ass Cajun name of Hebert (pronounced A-bear for doze dat don'
know).  Ima whoop ya like you dun been whoop tree time.

All -- When raising stats, does your chance for success drop every time you make an
attempt or only when you succeed in raising the stat?  Thanks. -- Bart

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.

     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MOONSHADOW was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PROTOGENES was killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
ANJA NOBUS was narrowly killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
EDDY DEVOS was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
QUADRA SHOT was savagely slain by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
BILLY JIM BOB was dealt death by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BUMPKIN was slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena struggle.
DA1 was executed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
DA MEAT was assassinated by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena melee.
TOOGER was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
HERSHEY MELT was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA SCUM unbelievably slew HIGH ELF in a popular 4 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
SCARLET KNIGHT was executed by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
SCARLET KNIGHT was assassinated by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena match.
HARRY POTTER butchered MORNING MIST in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud conflict.
BLACK OUT demolished VIRTUE NUTS in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
TAKEEYLA savagely defeated GRANITE IRONBEARD in a 2 minute bloody Bloodfeud conflict.
BRI defeated EQUALIZER in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
B.S. outlasted RICK DERRIS in a dull 24 minute expert's Challenge Title struggle.
FRED WEASLEY luckily beat THE GREAT SAMARITAN in a 2 minute master's Challenge brawl.
POLYESTER bested TONY MCALPINE in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
CHERRY CHEETAH was demolished by CRISSY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BLIND LEMON overpowered WALL OF GLASS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
B.B. KING butchered KEDRO in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
K. K. DOWNING was unbelievably bested by IRON MAGRU in a 4 minute Challenge match.
GALLOWS POLE viciously subdued SUPERFICIAL HITMAN in a dull 35 minute Challenge duel.
WANDA GOBY was overpowered by GRAND MARNIER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BIG LOU was luckily beaten by REND in a exciting 1 minute gory Challenge duel.
ONYX OWL unbelievably bested OPUS X in a popular 4 minute brutal Challenge fight.
DOG FASHION viciously butchered HERMIONE in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge bout.
DOUBLE - TAP handily defeated BONNIE RAITT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
PERNAK was outlasted by DARIUSZ GIL in a dull 20 minute Challenge competition.
LINERGES overpowered GLADIUS STARSTRYKE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GANYMEDES won victory over STRONGBOW in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
FRUITY VIRTUES narrowly defeated DREIHDENBEAST in a 2 minute brutal Challenge match.
VIRTUE CHARMS was savagely defeated by NATIONAL BRAND in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SYRLANIA overpowered PUNCH GRAN CRU in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
TENDERLOIN subdued SHAREKA in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge contest.
CARP defeated CLACKERS in a 1 minute novice's Challenge struggle.
LA DEIDRA savagely defeated VIRTUE FLAKES in a exciting 4 minute Challenge struggle.
STUMPJUMPER was savagely defeated by KHAKI KANGAROO in a 7 minute Challenge match.
SKYWISE was subdued by DOG-TIRED in a popular 3 minute veteran's duel.
ANN GRANDE won victory over CONNOR MACLEOD in a exciting 3 minute master's bout.
BARK handily defeated SALENA WARSMITH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
T-BONE WALKER defeated AXIOM in a 2 minute expert's battle.
NIXIE SEASPRITE won victory over NILA SUNDANCER in a 1 minute veteran's struggle.
PRISM EYESBRITE handily defeated VIRTUE PUFFS in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
LONNIE JOHNSON was savagely defeated by JUGULAR in a 2 minute brutal brawl.
TATIANA SEASPRITE was viciously subdued by DIK-DIK in a crowd pleasing 2 minute melee.
CREATURE overpowered THE CAPED COD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BEEF BULLION was overpowered by SERENITY in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
CONEY ISLAND was handily defeated by CORINE DORLAND in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
T.S. QUINT won victory over KIP HARDEE in a 2 minute match.
TITAN subdued PURPLE PANTHER in a exciting 4 minute conflict.
MEMPHIS MINNIE subdued IVY in a popular 3 minute battle.
BIG JOE TURNER savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute bloody conflict.
TOTALION viciously subdued GREEN WITH ENVY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal match.
SOEK was demolished by KILLER DEAL in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
DAMASTES devastated WARDUKE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
RUM RUNNER devastated CAPSTER in a 2 minute one-sided brawl.
ANSORGII was defeated by CANDY MAKER in a crowd pleasing 6 minute duel.
BROWNIE QUEEN was narrowly defeated by MISMOSH in a 2 minute bloody fight.
DOOM was viciously subdued by LAISH in a 2 minute brutal contest.
STONEFACE was outlasted by METAL GUN in a crowd boring 12 minute brutal fight.
CTENO POMA overcame CLEARBROOK in a 2 minute battle.
CINTRON SYVOK slimly lost to AUNT THRAX in a 4 minute gory amateur's bout.
ALMOND ALBATROSS luckily beat HEBERT in a 2 minute novice's brawl.
SUMTHING DIFFERENT won victory over TY FOID in a popular 3 minute gory novice's duel.
LITTLE CROW overpowered HEYOKA in a 3 minute uneven melee.
GOLDEN BOY was savagely defeated by PAT TRAVERS in a 8 minute novice's battle.
THUNDERSTORM overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
RAINSONG was subdued by PHUNKTASTIC in a 4 minute brutal amateur's duel.
ED SMITH was beaten by SAL MONELLA in a 2 minute novice's match.
EBONIQUE overpowered JACQUE ITEN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     28         TOTAL PARRY      171 - 104 -  3      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  26         WALL OF STEEL     66 -  65 -  3      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 17         PARRY-LUNGE       50 -  50 -  3      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 16         LUNGING ATTACK   184 - 221 - 16      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  15         PARRY-RIPOSTE     28 -  35 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         SLASHING ATTACK  116 - 152 - 10      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         STRIKING ATTACK  109 - 143 - 10      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         BASHING ATTACK    76 - 102 -  5      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE      28 -  54 -  1      34  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         AIMED BLOW        29 -  68 -  2      30  |

Turn 479 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:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  4         5  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY       18 - 10     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  4         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  7     BASHING ATTACK     6 -  9         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    6 - 10         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     9 - 17         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              AIMED BLOW         1 -  4     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  5     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      B.S. 4301                  22   7  2  103 BULLDOGS (157)
SLASHING ATTACK  BARK 4177                  16  11  0  114 BULLDOGS (157)
PARRY-LUNGE      ANN GRANDE 4991            15   6  0  104 'CROSSED UP (399)
LUNGING ATTACK   CRISSY 4993                15   9  1  101 VIEW ASKEW (453)
BASHING ATTACK   AXIOM 3918                 10   2  0   94 ERRATA (372)
AIMED BLOW       BLIND LEMON 6070           13  10  0   83 THE BLUES (539)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FRED WEASLEY 4956          15   6  0   81 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
WALL OF STEEL    NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992       15  10  0   79 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
PARRY-STRIKE     LONNIE JOHNSON 4965        14  12  0   54 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
STRIKING ATTACK  BIG LOU 4971               10   5  2   51 MANIC MARVELS (456)
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 OPUS X 5276.  The ten other most popular fighters were LA DEIDRA 6138, 
TOTALION 5648, K. K. DOWNING 5655, PURPLE PANTHER 6057, SKYWISE 5687, DIK-DIK 5850, 
IVY 4972, ANSORGII 5990, TY FOID 6005, and DOG FASHION 5240.

The least popular fighter this week was SUPERFICIAL HITMAN 5905.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GALLOWS POLE 5496, PERNAK 4333, DARIUSZ GIL 5028, B.S. 4301, 
RICK DERRIS 4932, METAL GUN 6015, STONEFACE 5100, KHAKI KANGAROO 5547, STUMPJUMPER 
6147, and JACQUE ITEN 6003.

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

HARRY POTTER (11-4497) GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)