Date   : 08/19/2005    Duedate: 09/01/2005


DM-11    TURN-522

This Weeks Top Honors


(11-5548) [25-15-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ONYX OWL                       NATAS
ANIMAL FARM (510)              DO IT AGAIN (565)
(11-5548) [25-15-0,123]        (11-6531) [5-1-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAINSONG                       BLACK PLAGUE
ELFQUEST (515)                 COLORIFIC (511)
(11-6128) [21-24-0,105]        (11-6550) [4-5-0,19]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LORDS OF CHAOS (556)        34
2. WAR-C-KERS (345)            33      COLORIFIC (511)
3. DO IT AGAIN (565)           32      Unchartered Team
4. GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)      32
5. KRILL CAVALRY (374)         31      UNDER WATER (567)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 COLORIFIC (511)          215 112  4 65.7   1/ 1*UNDER WATER (567)         9  6 2
 2- 3 TURKEY DAY MASSACR (460)   9   5  0 64.3   2/ 3*DO IT AGAIN (565)         8  5 0
 3/ 4 ANIMAL FARM (510)        951 573 34 62.4   3/10 SKASMONAUTS (495)         7  3 0
 4/ 1*UNDER WATER (567)          9   6  2 60.0   4/ 7 COLORIFIC (511)           7  3 0
 5/ 5 BULLDOGS (157)           799 627 26 56.0   5/ 4 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    7  6 0
 6- 6 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)      73  62  1 54.1   6/ 2 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        7  8 0
 7/ 7 WAR-C-KERS (345)         162 138  8 54.0   7/11 ANIMAL FARM (510)         6  3 0
 8/ 8 SKASMONAUTS (495)         55  47  1 53.9   8/15 BULLDOGS (157)            6  6 0
 9/ 9 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 134 123  5 52.1   9/ 5 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       6  9 0
10/10 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   684 654 19 51.1  10/ 6 WAR-C-KERS (345)          5  3 2
11/11 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       627 616 20 50.4  11/12 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)  4  3 0
12/13 LORDS OF CHAOS (556)     124 125  5 49.8  12/13 LORDS OF CHAOS (556)      3  1 0
13/12 BALLAD OF THE BLAD (415)  21  22  0 48.8  13/ 9 BALLAD OF THE BLAD (415)  2  2 0
14/18*DO IT AGAIN (565)         19  20  1 48.7  14/14 ELFQUEST (515)            2  4 0
15/14 ELFQUEST (515)           213 226 10 48.5  15/ 8 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     2  7 0
16-15 CLUB HAMMER (491)         44  48  3 47.8  16-16 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)      1  0 0
17/16 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 224 247  9 47.6  17-18 TURKEY DAY MASSACR (460)  1  0 0
18/19 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    289 353 12 45.0  18-17 BRAT PACK II (523)        1  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 NEVERWAKE (508)           56  79  9 41.5  19-19 CLUB HAMMER (491)         1  1 0
20-22 BRAT PACK II (523)        28  41  3 40.6  20/20 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  1  2 0
21/23 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      237 409  4 36.7  21/22 NEVERWAKE (508)           1  8 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[ The Mountains of Night #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Raoul, one of Gerfel's Friends from Aruak City, looked around the one room cabin
and sighed.  "It isn't much, doll, but it'll have to do."
     "It's fine," Crystal Fireblade said.  "Shelter, and a chance to rest, what more
can we ask?"  She lowered her pack to the floor, which was of rough planks, and
stretched.  "Any idea where we are?"
     "Somewhere between Zensu and Murska is the best I can do."  He moved to the
fireplace, noting the full woodbox with approval, and began to lay a fire.  "I wish I
knew what we've got following us, though."
     "Yeah, but did you get the impression back in Fratsfa that Khaldren's converts
used demons?  They were regular hired bravos that we fought."
     "True, but we killed them.  Maybe the next step is demons."  The Lady Knight
looked at the bread and cheese in her hands, then passed it to Raoul to toast.  "What
else could it mean?  You think there's some OTHER power-mad magician at work, too?"
     "There are rumors about the kaliv of Kurukar."
     "I've heard them, but surely his arm isn't this long?  And anyway, Andoria has
its protections--"
     Raoul shrugged, looking around uneasily.  "The protections, such as they are,
focus on the person of the king, and who's seen him lately?"
     "He spends a lot of time on the Isle of the Eye...."
     "Which doesn't do Andoria much good.  Sometimes I wonder if people are right
about him being under the Greywand's thumb."
     Crystal Fireblade stood, squaring her shoulders, and looked down at her
companion sternly.  "That's fool talk, and practically treasonous."
     "And they say Fratsfa has its own protections," Raoul went on as though she
hadn't spoken.  "But those only work against...."  He shrugged.  "If the majority of
the magicians of Fratsfa choose to ignore a danger, then the protections do, too.
And if Khaldren has suborned them--"
     "That would still leave the protections in place against Kurukar," Crystal said,
sitting down again.
     Raoul shrugged again.  "Well, if we can catch one of the demons alive, we can
ask who sent him."

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "There isn't anything YOU can do with it, either!" the elf said.  He twisted
against the restraints of the spell that held him.
     "That may be so, or it may not," Cho said.  "It is not your concern.  All you
may and must do is tell us where the collector is."
     "I can't!"  The elf was panting now, and sweat ran down his face.  "It's
forbidden--don't try to force--"  He stiffened and screamed as his clothing burst
into flames.
     "Adie!" Fandil gasped.
     "I'm not doing it!"  She grappled with the flames, trying to damp them down.
They were magical, of course, but of an unfamiliar pattern that devoured more than
the elf's body; his soul was in peril as well.  There seemed to be no way to stop the
destruction, and her face set in grim lines.  This man had sinned, who knew how
freely and knowingly, but he did not--nobody deserved to be consumed utterly.  She
reached over and drew Cho's sword (one never saw an Adantri, regardless of gender,
age, or profession, without a sword), then turned and drove it through the elf's
heart in one clean lunge.

     Shania struggled once and realized that she didn't have the strength at this
time to break free of the trap, although she had more energy now than at any time in
recent months.  That was odd.  But there would be a later time, and in preparation
for that, she needed as much information as she could gather.  In the first shock of
entrapment, she had attempted to pull back her sensors, but now she relaxed and
extended them again.
     The energy flows were like rushing water, sweeping her toward a cataract.  She
could not get out of the river, but she could control the angle at which she met the
fall.  Perhaps, and the metaphor amused her, she could seize a "floating log" to help
her remain above water.  She looked around.
     Four "logs" kept pace with her.  She touched the nearest one with her thoughts.
It was Rughal.  Of course it would be Rughal!  Nothing was more likely that he would
be close at hand to hold her up.  Although she would never have imagined him as a
     The log changed shape on the thought, becoming a dog, no, a wolf, swimming
strongly beside her.  The other logs were changing, too.  A boar, that must be
Vurand.  And a...some kind of big cat, a panther, perhaps.  Herlas, without a doubt.
Ashon Chang was a horse, and she put a hand on his mane, and dragged herself half
onto his back.
     What was her form?  Her hand was unchanged, well, younger, perhaps, but the hand
of an elf.  And her arm was over a man's shoulders, not those of a horse.
     "Do not imagine us other than we are," Herlas said, coming up beside her.  They
were now standing on a beach of silver sand, the rushing river scarcely a memory.
"This place is too responsive."  The dark Fratsfan looked around, eyes gleaming in
the sourceless light.  "There's power here, if I can find the way to grasp it...."
     "It is not a power you can use," Shania said.  The lines were clear, a pleasure
to observe after the confused state of the Arcanum in Ghea.  "We have passed into a
gate, but not out of it.  The only proper use of this power is to make an appropriate
     "So you SAY," Herlas muttered.
     "Let's find that exit and get out," Vurand said.  He glared around, his whole
posture indicating suspicion.  "I don't like it here."
     "Nor I," Ashon Chang agreed.  "There is a feeling of...unreality.  Or only
partial reality."
     Shania nodded.  "To remain within a gate is unwise."  She glanced around,
willing the possible exits to appear.  A dozen pillars materialized in a ring around
them, between each pair was an archway.
     "Six choices?  How generous!"  Herlas raised his hands, thumbs and index fingers
touching to form a circle, a spell forming in the enclosed space.  He peered through
it as through a window.  "Which shall we choose...?"
     "To go back to Ghea!" Vurand answered.
     Shania formed her own spell, so easily, so strongly, it was as if she had never
been diminished by the failure of the Arcanum.  A true pleasure, and one she would be
reluctant to forego, though Vurand was correct.  A return to their friends and
comrades in Aruak City was--  She turned slowly, looking through each of the six
gates.  None of them led to any Ghean location.  She frowned.  Then how had they
gotten here?  She had heard of one-way gates, but they were rare.  Of course, for a
trap, such a limited gate might be of use.
     "We should go that way," Rughal said, stepping toward one of the archways.
     "Why?  There's more power over here!"  Herlas indicated a different gate.
     "This is the right way," the ranger said.
     Shania had come to know that stubborn look!  Rughal had made up his mind and
wasn't going to change it.  She examined each gate in turn.  Herlas was correct; one
gate suggested more power beyond it than the others, a second had nearly as much, but
of a darker flavor, and the others, including Rughal's choice, showed little
difference between them.
     Vurand's voice cut across her thoughts.  "I say we go with Rughal's gate."
     "It seems as good as any, unless you can make some other suggestion, Lady
Shania," Ashon Chang said.
     The Fratsfan's face hardened into lines as stubborn as that of Rughal.  "I am
going there."  He pointed to the gate that seemed likely to lead to the most power.
     "Then our ways part here," Shania said.  "The rest of us are going through this
other."  She nodded toward the one the ranger said was "right."
     Herlas hesitated.  Shania wondered if he could forego the extra power to keep
their group together.  Then he said, "So be it."  He moved toward his choice, stepped
through.  For a moment he remained visible, as though seen through the distortion of
running water; then he was gone.
     Shania sighed.  Herlas had a dark side, and she feared that where he had gone,
that aspect of him would be developed at the expense of what was good in him.  But
each man had to choose his own fate.  "Let us hold hands as we go through the gate,"
she said to her companions.  "It will make us less likely to be separated in the

     It was peculiar.  Adie was aware of her body, extended in a perfect lunge.  But
on another level she seemed to be nothing but spirit, also stretched into the
equivalent of that lunge.  It was not, in any way she could identify, the elf in
front of her now, however.  She was looking into the heart of a dark vortex, plunging
toward that dark vortex.  Torrents of black energy were rushing forward with her.
     The collector!
     She tried to draw back, to anchor herself in her body.  Awareness of her body
had vanished.  Reached for Cho and Fandil to anchor her spirit.  They had vanished...
no, she could sense them, faint as ghosts, attempting to reach her.  They would not
reach her soon enough, would not be able to hold her strongly enough if they did.
The vortex was her fate.
     So be it.  But she was no helpless victim, and she would be the fate of the
vortex, as well.  She began to gather all the powers that remained to her, coiling
her spirit into a compact sphere, ready to move and to attack in any direction once
the threshold of the vortex had been passed.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     You want to hear from the best, so here I am.  And if you expect the most, what
better to talk about than ME.  Blue Velvet, what a wonderful name and what a
wonderful DM career.  Eat your hearts out, guys!
     My "birthright" was as an 11-16-4-17-21-4-11 WS.  Indeed, I am the fourth in a
line of cloned wastes, with faves of BS/VH/VL/parry.  We are all ambidextrous and
blessed otherwise.  As the fourth in line, the jealousy of The Commission personnel
began to show, as they would not allow me to TC as all others of my clone family did.
     I graduate with 2 advanced masters, 2 masters, and an expert, so I have learned
my share.  I've won a lot, taken some DM thrones, and generally made all of you
jealous with my exquisite abilities.  Too bad!  I am what I am, and you aren't what
you aren't!
     I will probably go on to TC in the advanced realms somewhere, in a land where I
am wanted for what I am, and jealousy does not reign supreme.  I leave you all
behind, realizing that I have done all that I can for you guys, even though you all
have so little to work with.
     Good luck to my manager, Purple People Eater; he will need it putting up with
you crass lot.
          Blue Velvet

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ARUAK CITY this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for 
there are sorrows to drown for SCARLET KNIGHTS, whose 0-3-0 this turn dropped them by 
7 into 15th.  SKASMONAUTS stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 7 space move 
up the rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good work, guys!  The LORDS OF 
CHAOS guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never 
know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, ELMER FUDD fought HOT DOG and 
gained 20 points and contributed to LORDS OF CHAOS' 3-1-0.  AQUA ARACHNID has lost to 
JEB MERCLUE, falling 12 points, while helping make ANIMAL FARM a 3-2-0 turn.  This 
week's Duelmaster bout was between REQUIEM and our Duelmaster BLUE VELVET, making a 
challenge.  Defending hers title for another turn, BLUE VELVET kept BALLAD OF THE 
BLADE's warrior, REQUIEM, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I 
have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Bulldog Inn uses trolls in their stew. 
Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the GERFEL'S FRIENDS 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ARUAK CITY, what are you afraid 
of?  And avoiding GERFEL'S FRIENDS more than any other team we find BULLDOGS.  ARUAK 
CITY, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take 
notice that HOT DOG from BULLDOGS was ARUAK CITY's most challenged warrior this turn. 
In a fit of brilliance or of stupidity (hard to say sometimes), ELIZA PIGERON 
challenged BIG DOG today, facing a 37 difference in recognition.  But when the dust 
settled, ELIZA PIGERON had lost to BIG DOG, and TUFT TUGGERS left ELIZA PIGERON doing 
chores when they went to the tavern.  Better luck next time.  In a brave attempt, 
NATAS from DO IT AGAIN challenged up 19 points to fight ROCKIE DEE from the KRILL 
CAVALRY stable.  NATAS perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he subdued ROCKIE DEE 
and ended up with 52 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  DOOR KNOB must have surprised WAR-C-KERS this turn, after they sent 
it to the Dark Arena, but the Dark Arena couldn't hold it!  We'd like to remind 
certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's 
considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ARUAK CITY and I've a long road ahead 
of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in ARUAK CITY again, farewell-- Alarond 
the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONYX OWL 5548                25  15  0   123       ANIMAL FARM (510)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KALIDOR THE BOLD 6441        14   4  0   115       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 SKATTERBRAIN 6232            14   6  0   112       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 ELMER FUDD 6401              21  24  1   105       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 RAINSONG 6128                21  24  0   105       ELFQUEST (515)
 ALMOND ALBATROSS 6056        17  13  0   103       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-BROCCOLI CASSEROLE 5040       9   4  0   102       TURKEY DAY MASSACRE (460)
 SKAMAKAZE 5928               13   9  0   101       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 HOT DOG 6343                 18  10  1    99       BULLDOGS (157)
 REQUIEM 4472                 12  11  0    99       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
 THUNDERBLADE 6367            14  13  0    94       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-WARCHANT 4470                 6   1  0    94       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
 BRANFORD HAWKE 5077          23  22  0    93       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 ELIZA PIGERON 5222           22  18  0    93       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 THE SINGING BANDIT 6349      16  11  0    93       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-MARCUS KUERTON 4855           7   5  0    91       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALFSKIN 6240                14  19  1    89       BULLDOGS (157)
-IRON MAGRU 5397              18  11  0    87       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 FRANK ZAPPA 6484              9   4  0    87       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 HONEY 6368                   12  15  1    84       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 LINI DAWNWIND 5865           17  13  0    83       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 WILLIE DIXON 6385             8  15  1    82       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 YELLOW STREAK 6239           12   5  0    81       COLORIFIC (511)
 VIRGINIA'S SECRET 6295       15  18  0    80       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 HALO 6189                    12   4  2    80       NEVERWAKE (508)
 GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127      12  33  0    73       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE 6465        10   7  0    73       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JO MOONCATCHER 6370          12  15  0    69       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TITANIUM 5137                 7   5  0    65       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 TREESTUMP 6369               13  14  0    64       ELFQUEST (515)
-MUSTY KOBOLD 5400             8   5  0    63       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-DJANGO REINHARDT 6384        12  10  1    61       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-SOEK 5646                     9  10  1    60       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-LORD KRONOS 6111              6   3  0    57       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOOR KNOB 6562                4   1  2    56       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 BUCKING BRAHMA 6372          12   8  0    55       BULLDOGS (157)
 JEREMIAH JAY COOKE 6520       8   2  1    55       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 ROCKIE DEE 6060              12  18  0    54       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 NATAS 6531                    5   1  0    52       DO IT AGAIN (565)
-SILVER LINING 6339            6   6  0    48       COLORIFIC (511)
 COOKIE MONSTER 6490           6   3  0    48       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
-WILDSIDE 5829                 4  12  0    48       BRAT PACK II (523)
 POTATO HEAD JR 6391           9  11  0    45       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 JON FLEET 6415                5  19  0    45       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-ALLY SHEEDY 6250              5   3  0    42       BRAT PACK II (523)
 JEB MERCLUE 6483              7   8  0    39       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 MOO MOO 6474                  5   2  0    39       BULLDOGS (157)
 STU HAMM 6544                 4   4  0    39       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 RICK DERRINGER 6463           8  10  0    38       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-BARGAIN BASEMENT 6388         9   6  0    34       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINDCHASER 6469               4  13  1    33       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-FIONA STARMANTLE 5022         3   5  0    33       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
 MEPHISKAPHALES 6438           5   1  0    29       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 TURQUOISE TIGER 6556          4   1  0    29       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 GOLDEN AURA 6558              3   3  0    27       COLORIFIC (511)
-YOUR KIDZ 5868                4   8  1    26       BRAT PACK II (523)
 SKADADDLE 6468                1   1  0    26       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 LOUIE C 6532                  5   4  0    25       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 TYRANNOSAURUS ED 6590         3   0  0    25       DO IT AGAIN (565)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINK PUMA 6537                4   3  0    22       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 REGULUS 6582                  3   0  0    22       UNDER WATER (567)
 SKABBA THE HUTT 6417          4   2  0    21       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 BIONIC BUFFALO 6570           2   0  0    21       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 BLACK PLAGUE 6550             4   5  0    19       COLORIFIC (511)
 AQUA ARACHNID 6511            4   4  0    18       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 KAITEN 6583                   2   1  0    15       UNDER WATER (567)
 BURST 6514                    1   1  0    14       NEVERWAKE (508)
 RED PEPPER 6561               2   1  0    13       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 DREAM KILLER 6559             1   0  0    10       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-CANTICLE 4473                 2   2  0     9       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
 SURCOUF 6584                  2   1  1     8       UNDER WATER (567)
 GOLEM PROTOTYPE 6578          2   2  0     8       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 RELIC HUNTER 6563             1   0  0     8       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-GEEAMOS 6284                  1   1  0     8       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 SOSUS 6586                    1   2  1     6       UNDER WATER (567)
 STU D. BAKER 6580             1   3  0     6       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 DOENITZ 6585                  1   2  0     5       UNDER WATER (567)
-LAMENTATION 4795              1   0  0     5       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
-FUGUE 4469                    0   5  0     5       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
 JUGULAR 6587                  0   2  0     2       NEVERWAKE (508)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLACK ORC 488          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          DOOR KNOB 6562        522 NONE    
GORGE 6566             0  3 0 NEVERWAKE 508         SHEWISH GIANT 489     522 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gee, we feel greatly demeaned...as our confirmed electronic personal ads were not
"posted" (again).  Perhaps it is age discrimination? -- Kennelworth The Elder

     Very strange.  I don't know where HAL put them, but they were NOT in the file I
     received. -- Ed., puzzled

Lady Adie -- You well know that you are quite favored by Fandil The Wise.  Perhaps
more than favored. -- Kennelworth

Congratulations to Blue Velvet, the repeat Duelmaster.  Duelmasters drink free at The
Bulldog Inn. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Big Dog to The Big Time?!  We are proud. -- Kennelworth and all The Bulldogs

Branford Hawke -- You have my number and it is not "foot long". -- Hot Dog

On the other hand, Singing Bandit, I have YOURS! -- Calfskin

Golem Prototype -- Your challenge--your great style advantage--my win--your
embarrassment?  (And a big tuft for Kennelworth--to match the one lost by Hot Dog.)
-- Moo Moo

Van Helsing -- It was my pleasure to "show you the way"! -- Big Dog

Another day, another Colorific on Top of Aruak City.  Ho Hum.  Life is so predictable
and boring. -- Purple People Eater, proud Colorific Manager

Tankesh -- "Color dude on the throne"?  So what's new? -- Purple People Eater (who
has dwarves for lunch)

Little trinket Tankesh -- Go hide in your cave.  Your jealousy is highly amusing. --
Yellow Streak, Proud Colorific 

Trinket -- And take that loser Iron Magru with you. -- Yellow Streak, Proud Colorific

Jeb Merclue -- Heh, heh, heh.  Does Adie have any tufts left?  You were more than
punked; you were plagued! -- Black Plague, Proud Colorific

Rainsong -- I guess you tried your best.  It must hurt to have to fight some one so
good. -- Blue Velvet, Proud Colorific

Golden Aura -- The force had better be with you henceforth or your aura will be dark
--as in arena. -- Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

We are not gone, just had a round of rest for the overworked critters. -- The Animal
Farm Scribe

Rest, nay!  Bloody rapscallions done striking!  Lazy landlubbers! -- Mino

All, quote the lark, "Neverwake".  Oh, that was a raven that said "nevermore"?  Lark
or raven, an oh-and-two is an oh-and-two!  And that's not much. -- The Consortium

All -- For those interested in Big Dog, as a puppy, he was a 10-17-17-17-6-6 striker.
Over time he learned at a 2.11 skill/fight rate, collected a TV and a DM crown with
his 15-5-0 arena record, and was deemed LS/mod/high by The commission.  The Bulldogs
will miss him! -- Kennelworth

Windchaser -- Experiencing a bit of...blood loss...after our duel...in the infirmary.
Hahahaha...I am more of a fiend than a maniac, as you shall see! -- Lord Kronos

Requiem -- Slapped down, literally. -- Kalidor the Bold

Hot Dog -- Just thought I'd give you a chance to do something before I turned up the
heat.  How's them apples? -- Branford

     Them apples is hot, apparently. -- Ed., thinking of apple pie

Moo Moo -- He's too stupid, but the Golem wants to know how the heck you pulled that
amazing win?!  Gagh!!! -- Tankesh

Lini -- I've never fought like that running with this strategy before.  Maybe it's
something I prefer, because I looked pretty good. -- Eliza

Black Plague -- Oh damn, SO close!  SO close...I had you there, but I didn't turn up
the pressure at the end and you finished it.  Damn.... -- Jeb

Natas -- I've got an idea, how about if we do NOT try it again. -- Windchaser, with
other fish to fry

     You can have apple pie with the fish. -- Ed.

Eliza Pigeron -- Golly, they told me you Fratsfan were stuck up, but I didn't realize
it was that, um, firm. -- Lini Dawnwind

Jeremiah Jay Cooke -- I consider that a fair trade:  you get two skills, I get the
win.  And I appreciate it, I really do. -- Jo Mooncatcher

Louie C -- I'd be glad to play it again for you, Sam.  Any time. -- Rockie Dee

Treestump -- Seems like we run into treestumps everywhere these days.  Somebody had
better get to work clearing these fields properly! -- Jon Fleet

Jon Fleet -- What else is one supposed to say?  In the p-ads?  I think some have been
struggling with that question for years now. -- J.J. Cooke

M. Whifflebat:  12(+1)-14(+1)-10-13-17-5-15.  Good/good.  Bonus of three in attack.
I'll not divulge all his favorites at this time, but I will admit that he used his
favorite weapon in almost every fight, which is very good news, indeed! --
Generalissimo Puerco
P.S.  Congrats to all the other grads!

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DOOR KNOB butchered BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GORGE was dispatched by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
DESIGNATED SLACKER was murdered by DEVELLAN JARA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FRANK ZAPPA viciously subdued BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
BLUE VELVET subdued REQUIEM in a 2 minute master's Challenge competition.
KALIDOR THE BOLD won victory over SKAMAKAZE in a 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
ELIZA PIGERON was devastated by BIG DOG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
ELMER FUDD viciously subdued HOT DOG in a 3 minute expert's Challenge melee.
HALO savagely defeated GLADIUS STARSTRYKE in a 3 minute expert's Challenge duel.
STU HAMM was overpowered by JO MOONCATCHER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
NATAS defeated ROCKIE DEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
LOUIE C was viciously subdued by MOO MOO in a 2 minute brutal Challenge contest.
GOLDEN AURA demolished SURCOUF in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
BIONIC BUFFALO handily defeated DOENITZ in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
TYRANNOSAURUS ED unbelievably bested KAITEN in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
GOLEM PROTOTYPE was vanquished by MEPHISKAPHALES in a 1 minute Challenge fray.
THUNDERBLADE was viciously subdued by SKATTERBRAIN in a 2 minute gory master's brawl.
VAN HELSING overpowered CALFSKIN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT beat BRANFORD HAWKE in a 3 minute bloody master's fight.
RAINSONG devastated VIRGINIA'S SECRET in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ALMOND ALBATROSS unbelievably bested LINI DAWNWIND in a 3 minute veteran's match.
ONYX OWL overcame HONEY in a exciting 2 minute veteran's Title contest.
YELLOW STREAK luckily beat TREESTUMP in a tiresome 7 minute gory expert's fight.
WILLIE DIXON lost to THE SINGING BANDIT in a 3 minute veteran's fight.
POTATO HEAD JR was subdued by BUCKING BRAHMA in a exciting 1 minute gruesome melee.
JON FLEET viciously subdued TURQUOISE TIGER in a action packed 3 minute brutal bout.
RICK DERRINGER was overcome by COOKIE MONSTER in a 2 minute duel.
JEREMIAH JAY COOKE overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
AQUA ARACHNID was vanquished by JEB MERCLUE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BLACK PLAGUE was luckily beaten by SKADADDLE in a popular 6 minute gory match.
SKABBA THE HUTT was beaten by WINDCHASER in a 1 minute bout.
PINK PUMA overpowered BURST in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
RED PEPPER devastated JUGULAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
STU D. BAKER was bested by RELIC HUNTER in a 2 minute novice's battle.
REGULUS bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's bout.
SOSUS was defeated by DREAM KILLER in a 3 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         TOTAL PARRY       37 -  20 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         LUNGING ATTACK    57 -  44 -  3      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         WALL OF STEEL     45 -  35 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW        28 -  28 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  42 -  2      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     25 -  33 -  1      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  31 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  19 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  33 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  11 -  0      35  |

Turn 522 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

WALL OF STEEL      7 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  7         3  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3                                       2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ONYX OWL 5548              25  15  0  123 ANIMAL FARM (510)
WALL OF STEEL    KALIDOR THE BOLD 6441      14   4  0  115 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
PARRY-LUNGE      SKATTERBRAIN 6232          14   6  0  112 SKASMONAUTS (495)
LUNGING ATTACK   SKAMAKAZE 5928             13   9  0  101 SKASMONAUTS (495)
STRIKING ATTACK  THUNDERBLADE 6367          14  13  0   94 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
AIMED BLOW       BRANFORD HAWKE 5077        23  22  0   93 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
PARRY-STRIKE     ELIZA PIGERON 5222         22  18  0   93 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
BASHING ATTACK   DOOR KNOB 6562              4   1  2   56 WAR-C-KERS (345)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RAINSONG 6128.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLACK PLAGUE 6550.  The ten other most popular fighters were JON FLEET 6415, LINI 
STARSTRYKE 6127, GORGE 6566, REQUIEM 4472, and HALO 6189.

The least popular fighter this week was YELLOW STREAK 6239.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JUGULAR 6587, BURST 6514, AQUA ARACHNID 6511, TREESTUMP 6369, 
6584, and LOUIE C 6532.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ONYX OWL (11-5548) ANIMAL FARM (510)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

BIG DOG (11-6378) BULLDOGS (157)