DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/06/2004    Duedate: 02/19/2004

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-482

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              PERSIANA JONES
                               SKASMONAUTS (495)
                               (11-5427) [7-2-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TONY MCALPINE                  DIK-DIK
THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
(11-4948) [15-16-1,98]         (11-5850) [8-2-1,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE BLUES (539)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)    76
2. GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)      68      COLORIFIC (511)
3. KHANS OF CONQUEST (548)     44      Unchartered Team
4. VELVET GREEN (475)          39
5. MANIC MARVELS (456)         37      DARK WIND (509)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ROMA (74)                  1   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE BLUES (539)           9  6 0
 2/ 2 COLORIFIC (511)          142  71  3 66.7   2/ 2 BULLDOGS (157)            8  6 0
 3/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)        871 524 32 62.4   3/15 ELFQUEST (515)            8  6 0
 4/ 6 MANIC MARVELS (456)       47  31  2 60.3   4/21 MORAL FIBER (479)         8  7 0
 5- 4 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)  110  73  5 60.1   5/25 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    7  6 1
 6- 5 BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)     24  16  3 60.0   6/ 6 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     7  8 1
 7- 7*SNUGGLE BUNNEES (514)     11   8  0 57.9   7/23 MANIC MARVELS (456)       6  1 0
 8/ 9 SHAOLIN-ISH (473)         21  16  1 56.8   8- 3 NEVERWAKE (508)           6  2 1
 9- 8*FISH MONGERS III (502)    24  19  1 55.8   9/14 VIEW ASKEW (453)          6  8 1
10/10 BULLDOGS (157)           700 565 23 55.3  10/11 SEER KING (402)           6  8 0
11/11 MYTHICAL (485)           188 152  6 55.3  11/24*MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)  6  9 1
12/12 THE BLUES (539)          206 169 10 54.9  12/16 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  6  9 0
13/ 0 YOUNG JUSTICE (484)      126 105  9 54.5  13/26 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)  6  9 0
14/13 TRIBAL COUNCIL (518)      37  31  7 54.4  14- 7 CLUB HAMMER (491)         5  1 0
15-14 NEVERWAKE (508)           26  24  4 52.0  15/13 COLORIFIC (511)           5  3 0
16-15 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      26  24  2 52.0  16/10 ABC'S (480)               5  7 0
17/28 MORAL FIBER (479)         31  29  4 51.7  17/ 4 ANIMAL FARM (510)         5  8 1
18-16 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        74  70  7 51.4  18/ 5 U.B.O.S.M. (82)           5  9 0
19/17 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   596 573 17 51.0  19- 9*FISH MONGERS III (502)    4  1 1
20/19 ELFQUEST (515)           155 154  8 50.2  20/18 MYTHICAL (485)            4  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
21/18 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  69  69  2 50.0  21/29 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        4  4 0
22/33*DARK WIND (509)            5   5  1 50.0  22- 8 CANNIBALZ (383)           4  6 0
23/21 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       546 547 18 50.0  23/20 OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       4  7 1
24/ 0 VELVET GREEN (475)        63  64  6 49.6  24/17 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     4 11 0
25-22 CLUB HAMMER (491)         27  28  2 49.1  25-12 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      3  0 0
26/ 0 BAD HEIR DAY (463)        26  27  2 49.1  26/ 0 THE AVENGERS (196)        3  1 1
27-26 CANNIBALZ (383)          176 192 16 47.8  27/ 0 VELVET GREEN (475)        3  1 0
28/29 VIEW ASKEW (453)          70  78  3 47.3  28/34*DARK WIND (509)           2  0 1
29/30 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 133 149  6 47.2  29-27*SNUGGLE BUNNEES (514)     2  1 0
30/ 0 THE AVENGERS (196)        73  82  5 47.1  30/36 SHAOLIN-ISH (473)         2  1 0
31/25 ABC'S (480)               26  30  1 46.4  31/33*SKASMONAUTS (495)         2  2 0
32/31 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    219 256 11 46.1  32-31 BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)     1  0 0
33/32 U.B.O.S.M. (82)          245 296 17 45.3  33-32*ROMA (74)                 1  0 0
34/34 SEER KING (402)           39  48  2 44.8  34/ 0 YOUNG JUSTICE (484)       1  0 0
35/35 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     22  28  3 44.0  35-19 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)   1  0 0
36/41*MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)   6   9  1 40.0  36-37*DOG SOLDIERS (445)        1  0 0
37/38 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      176 312  3 36.1  37-38 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        1  2 1
38/40*SKASMONAUTS (495)          9  18  1 33.3  38/ 0 BAD HEIR DAY (463)        1  3 0
39/39 OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       12  25  2 32.4  39/ 0*KHANS OF CONQUEST (548)   1  4 1
40/ 0*KHANS OF CONQUEST (548)    1   4  1 20.0  40/40 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       0  4 0
41-43*DOG SOLDIERS (445)         1   6  0 14.3  41/43*INQUISITION GC 03 (519)   0  2 0
42/45*INQUISITION GC 03 (519)    0   2  0  0.0  42/42 TRIBAL COUNCIL (518)      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

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #23 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                         or
            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Off the coast of Andoria:

     Towers rising out of the misty dawn.  They had sailed due east from Skaithvarn,
so that had to be the coast of Andoria, but Raoul couldn't remember any coastal city
with such slender, pearl-colored spires.  Those looked more like the skyline of a
dream than practical stonework.  They caught the growing light and glowed.  They were
beautiful, but unearthly.  Unreal.  Not residences for practical folk.  Raoul thought
it a fitting destination for the boat Khaldren had made with his magic, though.  The
boat was, in its way, as dreamlike as the city ahead;  The hull was mother of pearl,
the sails were webs of cloud.  Magic, of course.  Powerful magic.  Raoul wondered
uneasily what Khaldren had done to assemble that power.
     The exiled Kraelian had already demonstrated that he was ruthless in pursuit of
his goals.  Raoul shifted slightly, uneasily aware of the waves of magic that seethed
throughout the uncanny vessel.  Khaldren had not hesitated to cast a spell on the
three gladiators when they entered his tower in Skaithvarn.  A binding of loyalty and
obedience, the Lord Protector guessed.  He had not resisted at the time.  In truth,
he had been taken completely by surprise.  But he sensed that the spell had not
gripped him so thoroughly as the wizard intended.  He was fairly sure he could break
it, and very sure that he wanted to be further away from Khaldren when he did that--
THIS spell, he could break, but what if the wizard immediately countered with
something stronger?  And the fate of the two women with him was unknown; they might
be as lightly held as he was, or belong to Khaldren body and soul.
     "That is Zorpunt," Jeri Northwind said.  Her voice was calm, emotionless.  Very
certain.
     Zorpunt?  Raoul blinked and controlled his impulse to question that statement.
True, there were towers in the coastal city, but nothing like those slender spires of
glass!  Without turning his head, Raoul looked sideways at the wizard.
     Khaldren's face was set in lines of effort, sheened with sweat.  Using his magic
to turn the work-a-day port city into this dream?  Wasteful of energy...unless he had
some inexhaustible source at hand.  And why?  "Krael shall be reborn," he muttered
through clenched teeth, "and Celestinvael, and Orgillat in the south.  But this shall
be my seat of power in the new world that will be...."
     The ship of pearl glided to a stop beside a dock that had been transformed
into...agate, Raoul decided.  Or something like that.  It was the kind of thing the 
Chaos contamination might have done in the recent past.  Maybe that was part of
Khaldren's power, that he could harness the residual Chaos energy?  Not a comfortable
thought, although the gladiator supposed it was better than using lives to fuel
magic.  So long as it didn't get loose.
     There was no one on the dock, no one moving anywhere in sight.  Khaldren stepped
ashore as an emperor might step ashore in conquered province.  The gladiators
followed, and the ship dissolved into mist behind them.
     The Assassins' Guild's Black Book appeared in the wizard's hands, and he smiled
at it coldly.  "I note that 'Arenamaster Kai' has a secret he would not like
advertised," Khaldren murmured.  "For a price, I will keep his secret between these
covers.  Bring him to me."  He didn't look at the gladiators at any point while he
spoke.
     Raoul felt the magic sliding around him, urging him forward, and he was willing
to go.  Once out of the wizard's sight, he would test the binding, but not here.  He
and the two women walked quietly into the city.  Jeri, a native of Zorpunt, was
slightly ahead of the older gladiators.
     The streets were filled with mist even though the sun must now be up.  The
buildings, even the street underfoot, showed the effects of transforming magic.  They
were ethereal, idealized.  Unreal.  Nothing and no one moved that Raoul could see.
     Jeri turned a corner.  Looking up the cross street, Raoul saw what he guessed
was the arena, although no arena of his experience had ever had those delicate arches
of gold-veined marble.
     Raoul stopped, setting his feet firmly when the magic tried to force him onward.
It scrabbled at his mind, feeling like a handful of energetic bugs.  But he wasn't a
puppet.  He would not BE a puppet, especially not for a man who should have been dead
centuries ago!  He served his manager Generalissimo Puerco, King Mickeal of Andoria,
and Sheila Greywand.  The oath he had taken when he first reached the Isle shimmered
in his mind.  Khaldren's magic shrieked against it, fingernails on a slate, then fell
away.  The wizard would--must--know that he'd broken free.  Raoul turned set off at a
run down the first street he saw.  A real street, this one, with cracked paving
stones, and rubbish piled against the curbs.
     Someone was running and panting beside him.  He risked a glance.  Hallie O'Dene,
the Delarquan Lady Protector.  But not Jeri.
     They ran for several minutes, but at the first sign of people ahead, living
people, they dropped to a walk without needing to discuss it.  Running people are
conspicuous.  Neither of them spoke of their problem, either.  Time enough for that
when they were out of the city.  Zorpunt was a narrow city, stretched along its
river; and they were crossing its axis.  There was a bridge ahead, which would put
them on the south bank and that much farther from the arena and the dock where they
had left Khaldren..  That much closer to the countryside.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Hallie O'Dene leaned back against one of the trees at the edge of the road.  She
was breathing hard.  "Do you think we're far enough away?"
     Raoul dropped onto the grass beside her and glanced back toward Zorpunt.  The
city's skyline, barely visible in the distance, shimmered slightly but otherwise
looked normal.  "I think so, doll," he answered.  "I hope so!"
     After a minute, Hallie sat up straighter.  "I wish we could have brought Jeri
away, too!  I didn't realize until it was too late that she wasn't with us."
     "I don't think we could've done it, doll," Raoul said quietly.  He took off his
hat and stared at the dusty crown for a moment, then put it back on.  "I think it's
Lady Greywand's magic that saved us--the oath we took when we got to the Isle.  Jeri
might be a Lady Protector, but she never went to the Isle.  She had no defense
against...his spell."  He found himself reluctant to speak the wizard's name here, as
though it might draw the man's attention.
     "People have to be warned--"
     "And there's only us to do it," Raoul agreed.  "I'm heading for Andor by the
fastest road."
     "And I for Delarq Tor.  We are menaced, too.  Celestinvael and Orgillat!  Gods 
protect us.  If they're anything like the histories say...."  She shook her head.
     "I've heard of Celestinvael," Raoul said slowly.  "It was between Ardivent and
the Federation, and it existed at about the same time as Krael.  But Orgillat?"
     "Near the mouth of the Selwin river," Hallie said.  "It was of the same time.
We remember it--when we must--as a place of power and fear.  If...that man would
recreate the Empire of Skorlos, he must be stopped!  By any means that we can."
     Raoul nodded.  "The legends of Krael are dark legends, too.  I should be able to
reach King Mickael with the warning.  Who would be equivalent in the Delarquan
Federation?"
     "No one has complete power," Hallie said, frowning.  "Princess Chrysanth, maybe,
but...."  She sighed and shrugged.  "It's a place to start."  She got to her feet and
held out her hand as Raoul rose also.  "Good luck."
     "To both of us, we'll need it," Raoul agreed, standing.  He grasped her hand
warmly for a moment.  "May all your gods go with you."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Arenamaster Kai of Zorpunt glared at the stranger, hands twitching with the urge
to reach for his sword.  But the damned wizard had already demonstrated that he could
get a spell off faster than even an arenamaster could attack.  At least, Kai supposed
it was a spell, even if it was like nothing he'd ever seen before.  And nothing he
ever wanted to experience again.  "What do you want?" he croaked.
     "Your obedience.  This 'arena'--it will now be run for me, instead of Sheila of
the Grey Wand.  The blood will be spilled in my name, not hers, the power from that
blood will come to me, not to her.  This will be the beginning of a new Alastari, and
I will rule it!"

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 481): WINDOW WING SIGN of PISSED PIZZA GUYS (wuapinmon, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 474): ROBERT BYRD of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): TAZZY TIGER of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 470): SIAMESE SPY of KITTY KONSPIRACY (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 471): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Klondike Kate, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 467): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 432): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): OPURT of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 187): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 330): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 319): ELENA of SITTIN' ON ACES (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 367): SNOWY OWL of CALL OF THE WILD from KYR'TERR (Poison Ivy)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 481): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 474): CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 470): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 471): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 467): I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 432): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 187): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 330): 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 319): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 367): DA AFRO, etc. (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
               (turn 239): ABYSS of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                   (turn 480): RICK DERRIS of VIEW ASKEW (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 472): MONTY PYTHON of SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): CURTIS JOSEPH of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 471): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Klondike Kate, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 467): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): SKOWIE of SPRINGFIELD XIII (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): OPURT of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
                 (turn 418): BANANA JR of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 329): ACHONDROPLASIA of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          LLLENGEANCE of LUROCIANS VI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It is sad that I come to you as my last time as Duelmaster of Aruak City.  I
love Aruak City, and I have become fond of this throne.  But life moves on, and I
shall return with a successful career.
     Connor Macleod, again we met, and again it was so very, very close.  You fight
far better than your record indicates, Sir, and you, too, are deserving of this top
spot in all Aruak City.
     It is customary for a graduating Consortium warrior to reveal his personal data.
This has been done for years, hopefully providing information of value to those new
to the competition.  So here I am:
     B.S. of Bulldogs
     19(+2)-17(+2)-6-9(+2)-21(+1)-12-11(+2)
     24-7-2 arena; 16-12-0 tournaments
     mode TP
     awesome E, tremendous, tremendous
     good damage
     adex parry and expert riposte and defense
     LS/Low/Low (at my size!)
     Counter-attack and riposte
     5 Duelmaster crowns

     Good luck to all of you in your advancement and may you always do Aruak City,
Heart of Andoria, proud.

                              Health!  Humility!  Honor!
                                             B.S.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ARUAK CITY!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  The proverbial rising comet can only 
hope to compare with ELFQUEST's team record!  A 3-2-0 week and now a firm grasp on a 
3rd place ranking.  I have begun to suspect trickery on the part of MORAL FIBER.  How 
else weeks like this one's 5-0-0?  How else the sudden move to 4th team?  The 
proverbial rising comet can only hope to compare with GERFEL'S FRIENDS' team record!  
A 5-0-1 week and now a firm grasp on a 5th place ranking.  I have begun to suspect 
trickery on the part of MANIC MARVELS.  How else weeks like this one's 4-0-0?  How 
else the sudden move to 7th team?  The proverbial rising comet can only hope to 
compare with MISNOMER'S MAIDENS' team record!  A 3-2-0 week and now a firm grasp on a 
11th place ranking.  I have begun to suspect trickery on the part of THE HEADCUTTERS 
II.  How else weeks like this one's 4-1-0?  How else the sudden move to 13th team?  
My tutors were fond of telling me that the higher you rise the harder you fall.  This 
week ANIMAL FARM went 0-4-0 and fell 13 notches into 17th!  U.B.O.S.M. bore the brunt 
of major assault on their standings this week as they dropped to 18th position as the 
result of going 1-4-0!  TONY MCALPINE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested CHERRY CHEETAH and was awarded 25 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, TONY MCALPINE put down CHERRY 
CHEETAH, causing her to lose 20 points of recognition in the process.  Unwilling to 
wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster B.S. challenged WALL OF GLASS last week in a 
match to decide the fate of the throne.  Although WALL OF GLASS made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious B.S..  Informants 
"close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on 
beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ARUAK CITY.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  NEVERWAKE is feared.  This much I can say.  If you didn't 
look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of BULLDOGS last week. 
Busy avoiding NEVERWAKE?  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those 
below.  GLADIUS STARSTRYKE take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in ARUAK 
CITY.  At the gambling halls I have started to bet money on THE GREAT SAMARITAN.  He 
has got the courage it takes.  Witness his challenge this turn against CRISSY!  The 
GERFEL'S FRIENDS stable will be up late tonight, for indeed it was THE GREAT 
SAMARITAN who claimed victory in the contest, ascending 21 in recognition!  As a 
gladiator gets older, the icy grip of fear lays hold of his heart.  True, DIK-DIK?  
Who could miss your "brave" challenge of ONYX OWL?  All the city knows the duel went 
in favor of DIK-DIK.  I shall not fail to spread the word in other cities of this 
"mighty" victory.  I cannot but express pride for the fearlessness of LONNIE JOHNSON 
who cast caution to the winds and challenged BARK, a fighter 29 points higher.  I 
must admit to some joy.  Before my very eyes the underdog in this contest, LONNIE 
JOHNSON, defeated BARK to claim victory and recognition.  For some warriors honor is 
not important--only empty victory.  See, gladiators, how DAMASTES of SEER KING 
challenged down 21 points to PAT TRAVERS.  Few would not have guessed the outcome of 
the bout as PAT TRAVERS was overcame by DAMASTES.  Is this what passes for courage in 
ARUAK CITY?  MISS FORTUNE must really be harboring a grudge against the GERFEL'S 
FRIENDS guild!  Merciless, 16 challenged down MOONLIGHT points this week to duel with 
she.  An upset indeed!  MISS FORTUNE found sheself outmatched as her was subdued by 
MOONLIGHT.  There is no place left further down for MISS FORTUNE but the burial 
mound!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Strange what qualities come forth in the face of certain doom.  
CHURCHHILL has the town astir with the news of its Dark Arena victory!  Fate is a 
fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the 
victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in ARUAK CITY as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are 
angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN MOMENT 5622           22   4  1   119       COLORIFIC (511)
 BLIND LEMON 6070             16  10  0   119       THE BLUES (539)
 THE GREAT SAMARITAN 4782     18  22  0   108       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-RON WEASLEY 4500             21  10  0   107       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
-SEGALLION SUNDANCER 4600     14  12  1   101       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 TONY MCALPINE 4948           15  16  1    98       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 WALL OF GLASS 5534           16  12  0    96       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 T-BONE WALKER 6068           15   7  0    96       THE BLUES (539)
 ZLATINA ANGUELOVA 4856       14  18  0    95       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-ONEWOLF 5505                 13   1  0    95       WOLFBROTHERS (506)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BODEL 4970                    8   7  0    95       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-BLACK OUT 5623               20   6  0    92       COLORIFIC (511)
 CONNOR MACLEOD 5532          14  14  0    91       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WIND RUNNER 5510             11   4  1    88       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 BEEF BULLION 4501            10   7  3    86       BULLDOGS (157)
-JUGULAR 5537                 10   1  0    85       NEVERWAKE (508)
 CRISSY 4993                  17  10  1    83       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-FRED WEASLEY 4956            16   6  0    83       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 LONNIE JOHNSON 4965          16  13  0    82       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 B.B. KING 6072               13  14  3    80       THE BLUES (539)
 STEEL MONKEY 5196            11   7  1    80       VELVET GREEN (475)
 SPIRAL 5440                   8   3  0    79       VELVET GREEN (475)
 PRISM EYESBRITE 5531         15  13  1    78       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 SKYWISE 5687                 12  14  0    78       ELFQUEST (515)
-CREATURE 4532                11   9  1    78       CANNIBALZ (383)
 SALENA WARSMITH 5524          7   6  0    76       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 DOG-TIRED 4467               12   6  0    75       BULLDOGS (157)
-CHARGING BUFFALO 5764         7   7  3    75       TRIBAL COUNCIL (518)
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992         16  12  0    74       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 CHERRY CHEETAH 5549          11   5  0    73       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-SERENITY 4449                17  11  1    72       CANNIBALZ (383)
 BARK 4177                    17  13  0    72       BULLDOGS (157)
-BACK-DOOR ANGEL 5198         12   7  1    70       VELVET GREEN (475)
-HADES 5338                   12   6  0    70       MYTHICAL (485)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERSIANA JONES 5427           7   2  0    66       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 KRONOS 1775                  13  21  1    65       THE AVENGERS (196)
 TATIANA SEASPRITE 4951       16  15  0    63       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 STRONGBOW 5686                8  15  0    63       ELFQUEST (515)
 LORD BENNETT 4974            11   1  0    62       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 TITAN 5799                    9   2  0    61       MYTHICAL (485)
-IRON MAGRU 5397              12   6  0    60       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 NILA SUNDANCER 4872          11  27  0    60       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 DIK-DIK 5850                  8   2  1    60       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
-DOUBLE - TAP 5535             8   3  1    60       NEVERWAKE (508)
-GALLOWS POLE 5496             9   1  0    59       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-MAKING HATS 5096              5   1  0    59       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
 MEMPHIS MINNIE 6067          15   6  0    58       THE BLUES (539)
 BRANFORD HAWKE 5077           9   5  0    58       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 REND 5050                    12  11  0    57       U.B.O.S.M. (82)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BIG LOU 4971                 11   5  2    55       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 PRESIDENT CHIMP 5091          7   6  1    55       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 KILLER DEAL 5261              8   7  0    51       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
 K. K. DOWNING 5655            5   8  1    51       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 T.S. QUINT 5020              12  14  0    50       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-THE CAPED COD 5470            8   1  1    48       FISH MONGERS III (502)
-EQUALIZER 5835                7   5  0    46       CANNIBALZ (383)
 GANYMEDES 5800                7   4  0    46       MYTHICAL (485)
-LOOKING AT 5094               6   3  0    45       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
 IVY 4972                      8  10  0    43       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-TOTALION 5648                 7   6  2    41       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 SUPERFICIAL HITMAN 5905       7   4  0    41       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 ONYX OWL 5548                 8   9  0    40       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 STRATEGERY 5093               7   7  0    40       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
-WANDA GOBY 5471               5   4  0    40       FISH MONGERS III (502)
 BIG JOE TURNER 6066           4   2  0    40       THE BLUES (539)
 HERMES 5318                   4   2  0    40       MYTHICAL (485)
-PURPLE PANTHER 6057           3   2  0    40       ANIMAL FARM (510)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIRTUE PUFFS 5233             8   4  1    39       MORAL FIBER (479)
 DAMASTES 4331                 8   9  0    39       SEER KING (402)
 LAISH 4352                    6  11  1    39       SEER KING (402)
 PERNAK 4333                   9   9  0    36       SEER KING (402)
-TAI-CHIHUAHUA 5163            6   2  0    36       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
-FUR 5098                      7   2  2    35       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
 PANTS OF THE LOTUS 5950       3   2  0    34       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOG FASHION 5240              5   5  1    33       ABC'S (480)
-SOEK 5646                     5   8  0    33       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-DA SCUM 6149                  1   0  1    33       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 CHURCHHILL 6215               1   0  1    33       KHANS OF CONQUEST (548)
 LINERGES 4334                 7  11  0    32       SEER KING (402)
 KHAKI KANGAROO 5547           6   3  1    32       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 GREEN WITH ENVY 5621          4   5  0    32       COLORIFIC (511)
 ROBIN 5984                    4   1  0    32       YOUNG JUSTICE (484)
 BONNIE RAITT 5790             6   5  0    31       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-IMPULSE 5797                  4   3  0    31       YOUNG JUSTICE (484)
 NATIONAL BRAND 5275           3   8  0    31       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 OPUS X 5276                   4   7  1    30       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 GRANITE IRONBEARD 5929        4   6  1    30       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-BUDDHA-BELCHES 5164           4   4  0    30       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
-CTENO POMA 5864               4   4  0    29       FISH MONGERS III (502)
 CLEARBROOK 5678               4  10  0    29       ELFQUEST (515)
 SUBWAY JOE 3469               3   5  1    29       THE AVENGERS (196)
 VIRTUE NUTS 5904              2   7  1    29       MORAL FIBER (479)
 VIRTUE CHARMS 5232            8   4  0    28       MORAL FIBER (479)
 FRUITY VIRTUES 5235           6   6  1    28       MORAL FIBER (479)
-FUNK-SHUI 5161                4   4  1    28       SHAOLIN-ISH (473)
 ELIZA PIGERON 5222            4   5  0    28       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-LITTLE CROW 6007              4   0  1    27       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 RAINSONG 6128                 3   2  0    27       ELFQUEST (515)
 PUNCH GRAN CRU 5274           4   7  1    26       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
-CARP 6102                     3   0  0    26       FISH MONGERS III (502)
-MOOPIE PIE 5674               3   1  0    26       SNUGGLE BUNNEES (514)
-METAL GUN 6015                4   2  0    25       CANNIBALZ (383)
-ATHENA 5320                   3   3  0    25       MYTHICAL (485)
 CONEY ISLAND 5236             6   6  0    24       ABC'S (480)
 VIRTUE FLAKES 5234            6   6  0    24       MORAL FIBER (479)
 TWO FINGERS 5789              4   5  0    24       VELVET GREEN (475)
 PAINFIRE 5541                 3   1  1    24       DARK WIND (509)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POOFIE 5673                   3   2  0    23       SNUGGLE BUNNEES (514)
 SHAREKA 6137                  2   3  1    23       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 PONY GIRL 6204                2   0  0    23       ABC'S (480)
-HARLIN DOBBS 5486             5   5  0    22       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-WREN 5760                     2   3  0    22       TRIBAL COUNCIL (518)
-MUSTY KOBOLD 5400             2   2  0    22       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 MISS DEEDS 6161               2   1  0    21       MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)
-WOODWORKING 5921              3   0  0    20       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)
 EBONIQUE 6150                 3   1  0    19       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 HOTSTOVE JIMMY 3468           2   2  0    19       THE AVENGERS (196)
 MOONLIGHT 6174                2   0  0    19       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 TAKEEYLA 6049                 4   3  0    18       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 ALMOND ALBATROSS 6056         2   4  0    18       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-AMPLIATUS 625                 1   0  0    18       ROMA (74)
 GLADIATORZ 5771               0   2  0    18       INQUISITION GC 03 (519)
 KALIDOR THE BOLD 5244         4   5  0    17       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 TENDERLOIN 6141               2   3  0    17       BULLDOGS (157)
 WARDUKE 5930                  3   7  0    16       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 SYRLANIA 6107                 3   2  0    16       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHUNKTASTIC 6153              3   1  0    16       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
-ANSORGII 5990                 2   2  0    16       FISH MONGERS III (502)
-SCRUMTRILESCENT 5956          2   1  0    15       SNUGGLE BUNNEES (514)
 PAT TRAVERS 6108              3   3  0    12       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT 6195     1   0  1    12       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 SKAMAKAZE 5928                1   3  0    12       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 PUMPKIN ESCOBAR 6178          1   1  0    12       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-SLAG 6157                     1   0  0    12       NEVERWAKE (508)
 WHITE HEAT 6140               1   1  0    12       COLORIFIC (511)
-DOOM 5997                     1   5  0    12       CANNIBALZ (383)
 JERSEY GIRL 6225              1   0  1    11       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-THIEVING SOUL 5752            1   1  0    11       DARK WIND (509)
 MISS FORTUNE 6159             2   1  1    10       MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)
 RUIZ 6219                     1   0  0    10       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-INFIDELICIOUS 6052            1   0  0    10       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 THUNDERSTORM 6113             2   3  0     9       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 HERNE 6203                    2   0  0     9       SEER KING (402)
 MISS CHIEVOUS 6196            1   1  0     9       MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)
 DREIHDENBEAST 6112            1   5  0     8       U.B.O.S.M. (82)
 PADRON 6000                   1   0  0     8       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
-EL SCORCHO 5430               1   3  1     7       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-HEYOKA 4850                   1   2  0     7       DOG SOLDIERS (445)
 MISS HAP 6163                 1   2  0     7       MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)
 CAO BLACK 6001                0   1  0     7       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
-HALO 6189                     1   0  1     6       NEVERWAKE (508)
 BOILER 6228                   1   0  0     6       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 REEL BIG FISH 3476            1   0  0     5       THE AVENGERS (196)
 GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127       0   5  0     5       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-VOID SMOKE 5545               1   1  0     4       DARK WIND (509)
 MISS GIVINGS 6160             0   3  0     3       MISNOMER'S MAIDENS (542)
-BLACK KETTLE 4851             0   3  0     3       DOG SOLDIERS (445)
 KAITA 6197                    0   2  0     2       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
-ATOMIC ORANGE 5429            0   2  0     2       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 PATTON 6214                   0   1  0     1       KHANS OF CONQUEST (548)
 RED CLOUD 5766                0   1  0     1       TRIBAL COUNCIL (518)
-VERMINAARD 5948               0   1  0     1       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 LEATHER DADDY 6229            0   1  0     1       ABC'S (480)
-DEVIL'S KNUCKLE 5544          0   1  0     1       DARK WIND (509)
 HITLER 6211                   0   1  0     1       KHANS OF CONQUEST (548)
 TYLER DURDEN 6226             0   1  0     1       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-RINUS 5543                    0   1  0     1       DARK WIND (509)
 WEATHERCOCK 6109              0   1  0     1       VELVET GREEN (475)
 LEATHER BOY 6230              0   1  0     1       ABC'S (480)
-LIQUOR GOOD 6020              0   1  0     1       BEAVERS ARE FOR (464)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CANDY MAKER 5237       8  3 0 ABC'S 480             KHAKI KANGAROO 5547   481         
BROWNIE QUEEN 5239     3  8 0 ABC'S 480             OPUS X 5276           481         
BREMALO 6142           0  1 0 ABC'S 480             LITTLE CROW 6007      478 NOT REVE
LUMPY 6227             0  1 0 BAD HEIR DAY 463      MOUNTAIN TROLL 486    482 NONE    
ICE BLUE 6210          0  1 0 COLORIFIC 511         PAINFIRE 5541         482         
HIGH ELF 487           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          CHURCHHILL 6215       482 NONE    
RAYEK 6192             1  1 0 ELFQUEST 515          MONTEZUMA WHIFFL 6195 482         
GOURMET COWBOY 5224    5  7 0 GERFEL'S FRIENDS 253  BIG LOU 4971          478 NOT REVE
HERMIONE 6063          1  1 0 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 418 DOG FASHION 5240      479 REVENGED
NEVILLE 6064           0  1 0 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 418 MORNING MIST 5934     478 REVENGED
SMEAGOL 6019           1  3 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 526   GRANITE IRONBEAR 5929 478 REVENGED
LA DEIDRA 6138         1  2 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 526   MISS FORTUNE 6159     480         
MCARTHUR 6213          0  1 0 KHANS OF CONQUEST 548 SPYMASTER 490         482 NONE    
ALEXANDER 6212         0  1 0 KHANS OF CONQUEST 548 JERSEY GIRL 6225      482         
KEDRO 4871            13 22 0 KRILL CAVALRY 374     B.B. KING 6072        479         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KIP HARDEE 5842        4  7 0 KRILL CAVALRY 374     THE CAPED COD 5470    480         
WON'T SKA 6217         0  1 0 SKASMONAUTS 495       MOUNTAIN TROLL 486    482 NONE    
SUMTHING DIFFERE 6025  3  3 0 U.B.O.S.M. 82         SUBWAY JOE 3469       482         
IGNATIUS GLICK 6193    0  1 0 VIEW ASKEW 453        HALO 6189             481         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I am back after my brief absence following the tournament.  I needed a one
turn break to update my records and determine who will be fighting here in the
upcoming tournaments.  So if you want to come after me, Ganymedes, Hermes, and Titan
from Mythical shall be fighting fairly regularly, at least until the next tournament.
From Young Justice, Impulse might get a few fights in but Robin will be at 10FE after
this turn.  Meanwhile I do not believe anyone from Gryffindor House will be fighting
as the only worthy students on that team right now are both becoming patient
Challengers.  -- Rillion

Kennelworth -- B.S.'s DM Column was outstanding!  I am Delarquan by nature, but when
in Andoria...which no one so far can contradict.  I will continue as such. -- Ahbleza

All -- I created my first Piker (after 3 1/2 years in the game) and am having
problems running the bugger.  Any assistance would be appreciated. -- Ahbleza, mgr.
Dog Soldiers

Tankesh -- I can see and understand your hesitations, but sometimes we have to get
along to move along. -- Ahbleza
P.S.  DM #47 -- North Fork is hosting a Turf War Contest.  Anyone wishing to join my
alter-ego (Baphomet) would be welcomed with a pint at the Knights Templar guildhouse
there.  Diplo me and I'll even send ya a style list I've been putting together, or...
if you're a free world player...Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500,
Georgetown, DE  19947-0500

All -- Greetings.  The Blues have traveled down the river from the closed arena in
Seam.  We are glad to see Mino here also from Seam.  We are an Andorian team and
follow the Bulldogs code quite closely. -- Keldon Blackfang and The Blues

Dog-Tired -- I don't give anything to anyone.  You have to earn it. -- T-Bone

Krill Cavalry -- Sorry about the death of Kedro and sorry for this late note.  B.B.
was not then nor has he ever run a killing strat despite the 3 kills he has. --
Keldon, mgr. The Blues

Golden Moment -- Dangit!  I hate scimitars! -- T-Bone

All -- Well talk about ludicrous!  A day before the strats are due, the commission
sends me a note saying the post delivered my mail empty.  Somebody gaffled my strats!
See you in two more weeks.... -- Tankesh

B.S. -- You old dog, hangin' in up there to the very end....  More drinks for you, I
suppose. -- Tankesh

All -- Is it just me, or is Purple People Eater just all talk? -- Tankesh

Dog-Tired -- Ooo...so close!  Next time I won't just ring the post! -- Zlatina

Damastes -- Clearly a lack of staying power.  And clearly why there are no women
about you.... -- Branford

Clearbrook -- I guess I could say I zinged ya! -- Eliza

Poofie -- I have fallen into a slump.  Perhaps a strategy change is in order.... --
Kalidor

Kennelworth -- I know, you made it very clear.  But I had always held out hope that
you would return and that my role was one of steward.  I am glad I was right.  Now,
if we can just get your business to be a bit more profitable, I might be able to
afford to have Tankesh run my teams again! ;) -- Adie

Memphis Minnie -- Ah, and your team name means you give OTHER people the blues, I
suppose.  Which you certainly did.  Turnaround fights are so frustrating!  Good work.
-- Nila Sundancer

Ghoti and The Caped Cod (great name) -- It happens.  If I wanted to live to a ripe
old age and die in bed, I wouldn't have become a gladiator. -- Ghost of Kip Hardee

Virtue Nuts -- Well I guess we're all done here.  Thanks for the easy wins. --
Blackout, Proud Colorific

T-Bone -- How'd you like them golden flashes?  Whammo! -- Golden Moment, Proud
Colorific

Laish -- I'll just bet that made you... -- Green With Envy

Heat!  Heat, Miss Hap.  That's called heat! -- White Heat, Proud Colorific

Yo!  Watch my Colorifics brighten up the arena!  Four and oh!  What a sight to see!
-- One-Eyed, One-Horned, Flying, Purple People Eater

B.S. -- You bozo!  My guys are gunnin' for that throne!  It will be ours! -- Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

B.S. -- Come on over to The Bulldog Inn for your final round of Duelmaster drinks
before you head off to the Aisle.  Salute. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Tankesh, my friend, I truly regret the death of your fine warrior Candy Maker.  May
he fight well in that great arena in the sky. -- Khaki Kangaroo

Tony Mcalpine -- That was a tough one.  I was surprised and pleased to have defeated
one as skilled and experienced as you. -- Cherry Cheetah

Gallows Pole -- You and your sly fox Manager sneaked that one in one me.  Chalk one
up for y'all. -- Purple Panther

Perinak -- A bird in the arena is worth two in the bush! -- Onyx Owl

You fought well, Miss Fortune.  Salute. -- Almond Albatross

Wall Of Glass -- For some reason, you came across as Stonewall of Wall of Steel.
Either that or I came across as a chirp or a peep. -- Bark

Zlatina -- Sorry for the matchup.  You deserved better. -- Dog-Tired

Avast me mates!  Me critters feelin' damme fine after yon Tempe.  Shiver me timbers!
-- Mino

Killer Deal -- You were lucky to escape with your life and all those skills.  Next
time, teach me something, pal! -- Beef Bullion

Thunderstorm -- I was the cyclone! -- Tenderloin

10 January 2004
ZalCon2 Updates (1/9/04)

     The contest will be starting on the turn due February 23rd, 2004 and run for 20
turns.
     Only one team will be allowed for each manager in the contest, regardless of
whether additional teams are announced as contest entries.  No exceptions for any
reason.
     The Style Master points should read that there is +1 point for beating a member
of your own style even if the warrior is not registered for the contest.
     Rolling points for consecutive turns as Style Master means that your warrior
gets the extra point every turn after the first 3 that he continues to hold the
title.
     The points for Quality Wins should be clarified to read the winning warrior is
ranked below by the number of recognition points needed for each bonus point at the
start of the fight.  For example, Warrior A (3-2-0, 17) beats Warrior B (4-1-0, 35)
and receives 2 bonus points under Quality Win for the 18 point difference in the
ranking.
     I believe that is all the clarifications for the moment, please feel free to
email, diplo, call or write me with any other questions or concerns about the
contest.
          Robert Occhipinti aka Zalgor Prigg

10 January 2004
                *     *     *  Third Annual Turf War  *     *      *

     Come one and all to DM 47 (North Fork) for the Third Annual Turf War!  Rules of
the contest will be posted in Turn #208's newsletter (due date Feb. 23).  The contest
will begin on Turn #209 (due date March 22).
     So, get a team there and register!  To register, you must send me a donation of
one (1) rollup CERTIFICATE.  Then, declare your alliance and team in the North Fork
personals.  You may also declare a warrior as champion, and that warrior will earn
(or lose!) double points in the contest!
     Roll-up certs will be *ALL* awarded as prizes, in addition to:

*** Highest Scoring Alliance -- Gets to Rename DM 47 for 6 months!
*** Most returns from DA (Alliance) -- Rename DA monsters for 6 months!
*** Most listings as "Style Masters" (Alliance) -- Pick arena to host the April "05
    Grand Tournament!
*** Warrior with the most awards -- Arenamaster named after him for 6 months!
*** Alliance with the most awards -- Pick the slow arena for TW 4!
*** Team with most "Style Master" listings -- Discover favorites of one warrior on
    team!
*** Warrior with most "Style Master" listings -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns!
    (I'll transfer $7.50 to the manager's account)
*** Alliance with the most kills -- Rename the stand-ins for 6 months!
*** Highest scoring Warrior -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns.  (I'll transfer
    $7.50 to their manager's account.)

     The contest will run for 10 turns, with the winners announced on turn #220.  See
the Turn #208 North Fork newsletter for complete rules and scoring system!  Direct
"declarations" to:  A.D. in the personals, and prize pot entry donations to:
                      Jason Mazuch HSP H-2
                      P.O. Box 339 #924385
                      Sparta, GA  31087-0339
     By snail mail or diplo through RSI.
               Bloody Sands!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
born.
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.
M A T R I X

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much
trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LUMPY was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
WON'T SKA was dispatched by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
CHURCHHILL luckily killed HIGH ELF in a action packed 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
MCARTHUR was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TAKEEYLA was defeated by GRANITE IRONBEARD in a 3 minute bloody Bloodfeud match.
B.S. outwaited WALL OF GLASS in a unpopular 26 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
GOLDEN MOMENT savagely defeated T-BONE WALKER in a 2 minute master's Challenge brawl.
B.B. KING vanquished TATIANA SEASPRITE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BODEL vanquished SKYWISE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ZLATINA ANGUELOVA viciously subdued DOG-TIRED in a 9 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
THE GREAT SAMARITAN overpowered CRISSY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MEMPHIS MINNIE was savagely defeated by SALENA WARSMITH in a 1 minute competition.
DIK-DIK savagely defeated ONYX OWL in a popular 7 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
LONNIE JOHNSON unbelievably bested BARK in a 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
BIG JOE TURNER was vanquished by STRONGBOW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
PERSIANA JONES devastated NILA SUNDANCER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
LINERGES was overpowered by K. K. DOWNING in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
DAMASTES overpowered PAT TRAVERS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
HERMES savagely defeated PERNAK in a 2 minute bloody Challenge conflict.
ALMOND ALBATROSS was bested by SHAREKA in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
BONNIE RAITT defeated CONEY ISLAND in a exciting 1 minute Challenge duel.
EBONIQUE overpowered DREIHDENBEAST in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge fray.
PONY GIRL devastated WHITE HEAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MISS FORTUNE was outlasted by MOONLIGHT in a 7 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
MISS GIVINGS was savagely defeated by PUMPKIN ESCOBAR in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
MISS CHIEVOUS narrowly defeated GLADIUS STARSTRYKE in a 3 minute Challenge match.
MISS DEEDS vanquished THUNDERSTORM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
TENDERLOIN slimly lost to VIRTUE NUTS in a 2 minute bloody Challenge bout.
BLIND LEMON vanquished CONNOR MACLEOD in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CHERRY CHEETAH was overpowered by TONY MCALPINE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
BEEF BULLION beat NIXIE SEASPRITE in a popular 1 minute brutal veteran's match.
STEEL MONKEY overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 1 minute uneven bout.
KRONOS was devastated by SPIRAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
REND was devastated by PRISM EYESBRITE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
PRESIDENT CHIMP was unbelievably bested by TITAN in a action packed 4 minute bout.
GANYMEDES was narrowly defeated by BRANFORD HAWKE in a 3 minute match.
KILLER DEAL subdued STRATEGERY in a 1 minute conflict.
T.S. QUINT subdued NATIONAL BRAND in a 2 minute duel.
LORD BENNETT outlasted GREEN WITH ENVY in a crowd boring 13 minute bout.
IVY savagely defeated PUNCH GRAN CRU in a exciting 1 minute bloody competition.
KHAKI KANGAROO was outwaited by SUPERFICIAL HITMAN in a slow 39 minute brutal match.
OPUS X was unbelievably bested by ROBIN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal duel.
VIRTUE PUFFS slimly won victory over ELIZA PIGERON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute duel.
VIRTUE CHARMS outlasted KALIDOR THE BOLD in a tiresome 9 minute brawl.
LAISH handily defeated PHUNKTASTIC in a 1 minute mismatched melee.
PANTS OF THE LOTUS demolished GLADIATORZ in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
WARDUKE was defeated by TWO FINGERS in a 2 minute duel.
SKAMAKAZE was overpowered by CLEARBROOK in a 2 minute uneven bout.
SUMTHING DIFFERENT was slain by SUBWAY JOE in a action packed 2 minute competition.
FRUITY VIRTUES demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
VIRTUE FLAKES outlasted CONVICTED THIEF in a 8 minute veteran vs. novice battle.
RAINSONG handily defeated LEATHER BOY in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
SYRLANIA overpowered WEATHERCOCK in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
HERNE luckily beat CAO BLACK in a 3 minute bloody novice's brawl.
PAINFIRE murdered ICE BLUE in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
HOTSTOVE JIMMY devastated RED CLOUD in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
MISS HAP bested HITLER in a 1 minute novice's fight.
RAYEK was viciously butchered by MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT in a 2 minute conflict.
KAITA was beaten by BOILER in a 4 minute beginner's fight.
PADRON savagely defeated TYLER DURDEN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's conflict.
ALEXANDER was butchered by JERSEY GIRL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PATTON was bested by REEL BIG FISH in a action packed 4 minute beginner's match.
RUIZ overpowered LEATHER DADDY 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  26         TOTAL PARRY      154 - 101 -  6      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     23         PARRY-LUNGE       36 -  39 -  3      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 21         STRIKING ATTACK   77 -  91 -  6      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         LUNGING ATTACK   145 - 177 - 12      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         SLASHING ATTACK  100 - 123 -  4      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  28 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         BASHING ATTACK    63 -  81 -  5      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         WALL OF STEEL     45 -  58 -  4      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE      26 -  41 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW        26 -  46 -  3      36  |

Turn 482 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:

AIMED BLOW         6 -  1     TOTAL PARRY       11 - 12         4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  9         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  6         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK    14 - 12                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK   11 - 10                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  GOLDEN MOMENT 5622         22   4  1  119 COLORIFIC (511)
AIMED BLOW       BLIND LEMON 6070           16  10  0  119 THE BLUES (539)
TOTAL PARRY      WALL OF GLASS 5534         16  12  0   96 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
LUNGING ATTACK   BODEL 4970                  8   7  0   95 MANIC MARVELS (456)
PARRY-STRIKE     LONNIE JOHNSON 4965        16  13  0   82 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
STRIKING ATTACK  STEEL MONKEY 5196          11   7  1   80 VELVET GREEN (475)
WALL OF STEEL    NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992       16  12  0   74 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
BASHING ATTACK   DIK-DIK 5850                8   2  1   60 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
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 DIK-DIK 5850.  The ten other most popular fighters were OPUS X 5276, BARK 
4177, PRESIDENT CHIMP 5091, PATTON 6214, GOLDEN MOMENT 5622, ZLATINA ANGUELOVA 4856, 
SUBWAY JOE 3469, PADRON 6000, TAKEEYLA 6049, and PUMPKIN ESCOBAR 6178.

The least popular fighter this week was SUPERFICIAL HITMAN 5905.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KHAKI KANGAROO 5547, WALL OF GLASS 5534, GREEN WITH ENVY 5621, 
DOG-TIRED 4467, VIRTUE CHARMS 5232, LORD BENNETT 4974, VIRTUE FLAKES 5234, LEATHER 
DADDY 6229, ALEXANDER 6212, and TYLER DURDEN 6226.

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

GOLDEN MOMENT (11-5622) COLORIFIC (511)

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

B.S. (11-4301) BULLDOGS (157)