Date   : 09/02/2005    Duedate: 09/15/2005


DM-11    TURN-523

This Weeks Top Honors


(11-6441) [15-4-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KALIDOR THE BOLD               ALL
TUFT TUGGERS (305)             THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
(11-6441) [15-4-0,118]         (11-4476) [3-0-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

(11-6127) [12-34-0,76]         (11-6368) [13-15-1,104]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TUFT TUGGERS (305)          35
2. KRILL CAVALRY (374)         33      COLORIFIC (511)
3. SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)       32      Unchartered Team
4. THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)    22
5. ANIMAL FARM (510)           15      BATTLE CHASERS (351)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BATTLE CHASERS (351)       1   0  0  100   1/ 6 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       10  5 0
 2/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          216 115  4 65.3   2/ 9 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       9  6 0
 3/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)        954 574 34 62.4   3/ 8 BULLDOGS (157)            8  6 0
 4- 4*UNDER WATER (567)          9   6  2 60.0   4/ 2 DO IT AGAIN (565)         7  4 0
 5/ 5 BULLDOGS (157)           801 630 26 56.0   5/ 4 COLORIFIC (511)           7  5 0
 6/ 7 WAR-C-KERS (345)         163 138  8 54.2   6/ 3 SKASMONAUTS (495)         7  8 0
 7- 9 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 134 123  5 52.1   7/10 WAR-C-KERS (345)          6  1 2
 8/ 8 SKASMONAUTS (495)         55  52  1 51.4   8/ 7 ANIMAL FARM (510)         6  3 0
 9/10 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   685 656 19 51.1   9/ 5 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    6  6 0
10/11 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       632 616 20 50.6  10- 1*UNDER WATER (567)         4  6 0
11/14 DO IT AGAIN (565)         20  20  1 50.0  11-12 LORDS OF CHAOS (556)      3  1 0
12-12 LORDS OF CHAOS (556)     124 125  5 49.8  12/11 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)  3  5 0
13-13 BALLAD OF THE BLAD (415)  21  22  0 48.8  13/14 ELFQUEST (515)            2  4 0
14/15 ELFQUEST (515)           213 228 10 48.3  14/15 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     2  7 0
15-16 CLUB HAMMER (491)         44  48  3 47.8  15/21 NEVERWAKE (508)           2 10 0
16/17 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 226 249  9 47.6  16/ 0*BATTLE CHASERS (351)      1  0 0
17/ 0*THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)     6   7  1 46.2  17/ 0*THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)    1  0 0
18/18 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    291 354 12 45.1  18-20 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  1  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 NEVERWAKE (508)           57  83  9 40.7  19-13 BALLAD OF THE BLAD (415)  0  2 0
20/21 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      241 410  4 37.0  20-19 CLUB HAMMER (491)         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[ Out of the Past #8 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The dark vortex shrank, compacting the energies that hurtled through it, then
expanded suddenly, releasing them into...she couldn't see what they were released
into.  But she herself stopped in her directionless plunge, so smoothly that she
didn't realize she had ceased to move forward until she saw the energies rushing past
her.  She hung now in a featureless void.  There seemed to be no way she could grip
her environment to affect it, nothing in the void to affect her.  That, she was sure,
would change.  Whoever had brought her here would--
     Ah.  There was another presence in the void.  Male.  Half human, half something
she did not recognize.  The primary characteristics seemed to be power and ambition,
a hunger for yet more power.  Khaldren, most likely.  Good!  She had some things to
say to Khaldren.
     Time passed.
     The male presence drew itself into a focus and spoke/telepathed to her:  *Who
are you?  Submit!  You are at my mercy!*
     He believed that?  She was not so helpless as he might think.  Adie knew that
her amusement would be perceptible to him, as his arrogance was to her.  She did not
     *Who are you?  Identify yourself immediately!*
     And give away her name to an enemy?  No.  Names were powerful handles in some
magical systems, and she was not going to give Khaldren an easy handle.  His presence
was becoming intensely impatient.  That was a serious weakness for a mage.  Could he
curb it, or not?  If not...she checked to make sure that her defensive formation was
     Khaldren launched an attack.  Not one that would have bothered her even if she'd
been unprepared, but a minor mage or a non-mage would have been in trouble.  She
allowed her amusement to deepen, knowing it would provoke an arrogant man to rash
     It did.
     Another attack, stronger.  She formed her mind into a mirror and reflected it
back at him.  Ah.  So he wasn't completely careless--he managed to deflect the
ricocheting energy.  He would probably make a third attack, stronger yet, but Adie
decided not to wait for it.  This was getting her nowhere, providing neither
information, nor an angle of effective attack on this enemy of Alastari, nor a way to
destroy the collector.
     Fandil's thoughts brushed against her awareness, and she stopped her automatic
attack just in time.  The old mage extended a figurative hand.  *It's time to leave
here, Adie.  Cho is anchoring this line of retreat--*
     Adie took hold of Fandil's "hand," keeping a mental eye on Khaldren as she did
so.  If the enemy was aware that she was about to escape--  Ah!  He was, and he had
something different to try this time.  She couldn't quite see what he was up to,
though.  That was mildly disturbing, since his other attacks had been simple and
uncomplicated.  Powerful, but obvious.
     The vortex, which had been a background to this fight, changed...color, flavor,
temperature, something changed.  It "whirled" in the other direction, reversed to the
original spin, reversed again.  She tightened her link to Fandil as the vortex went
through another series of disorienting changes.

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Mountains of Night #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Morning was as overcast as the night had been.  There was no sunrise, just a
fading of the sky from black to gray.  The air was colder than it had any right to be
at this altitude and season.
     Huw studied the clouds, the mountain, the river, and muttered incredulously,
"It's going to snow."
     The elf came to stand beside him on the brink of the hill.  "In the summer?"
     "I don't think it IS summer here now."  He shivered.  He'd brought a poncho,
because it was always cold in the mountains at night, but this was colder than he'd
planned for.  Colder than he had expected, or could believe possible even while it
was happening.  "Do you suppose the Black Kaliv can control the weather?"
     Tankesh duplicated his study of sky, mountains, and river.  "Apparently."  He
frowned.  "That's the trouble with blood magic.  A man has to be unscrupulous to use
it, but then it gives him a LOT of power for his unscrupulous purposes."
     Huw felt a chill that had nothing to do with the weather.  "Why would he want to
make it winter in the middle of summer?"
     "Who knows?"  He stared at the mountain opposite their position without seeing
it, studying the decision he had made in the night.  It felt like the right decision,
finally--so many things had shoved him one way or another since he'd left Andor, but
now, finally, the choice was in his hands.  This is where he would stop.  The demons
would chase him, or drive him, no further.  His hand went to his sword without
conscious thought, not drawing it, just touching the hilt.  Killing demons wasn't
easy, but it could be done.  He would do it here.  Somewhere right around Murska.
     Huw was still staring at the town.  Finally he sighed.  "There was a rumor in
Riztab saying that all the dwarves had retreated underground, and I don't see any in
the streets.  I guess it's true."  He paused, still watching the people not so far
below them.  "Lots of Shews, though, more than used to be normal."
     Tankesh didn't know much about Shews.  The ones he'd met in the arena tended to
be slow-moving and not too bright, but did that apply to the race as a whole?  It
seemed unlikely.  "Could the unnatural winter have brought them out of the hills and
     Huw shrugged.  "Maybe.  Or the demons."
     "Will the Shews help fight the demons, if we get to needing more men?"
     Huw glanced at him and then away.  "Ah...maybe.  They don't like demons--who
does?  But they don't like Andorians, much, either, and they really don't like
Fratsfans...and elves."
     Tankesh raised an eyebrow.  Elves were the goodest of the good guys, everyone
knew that--even when it wasn't true.  "And this would be because...?"
     "There was a war, a long time back, how long depends on who you ask.  The
Fratsfans throwing their weight around, and the Shews didn't like it.  They fought
all over this part of Alastari.  I guess it got bad, even for a war, and Serimna
knows the 'best' war is bad enough.  And Shews have long memories."
     "I don't recall hearing about such a war.  Who won?"
     "The Karnhorns.  Isn't it usually third and fourth parties who come out ahead
after a war?"
     One of the clouds turned inky black, and a bolt of blackness shot from it to the
mountain peak.  Thunder roared.  Pine trees exploded into purple fire.  Rocks
shattered and slid downward.  A second bolt of darkness joined the first, which had
not faded.
     "The demons have arrived." Tankesh said.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It seems like millions of years ago when the egg cracked and I entered the world
with a tentative "hoot".  My mommy and daddy, both members of the near-extinct pure
black owl species, created a 13-19-15-9-18-4-6 gosling.  (Well, they called me an
ugly big black goose!)
     It didn't take long for me to hit the road on my own, looking for fame and
fortune--and then along came Mino.  Seam, where I came from, was a Consortium
stronghold, and the old pirate was quick at grabbing the fittest critters and molding
them into something more special for the life of a gladiator.
     Seam closed down the fighting competitions, and when "The Invasion" of Aruak
City was announced, Mino convinced Kennelworth, a Consortium brother who had just
retired from that city, that both teams had to take a stance on the cause of "Health.
Humility.  Honor." for The Heart And Soul Of Andoria.  So, now, here I am as Aruak
City Duelmaster and soon Lord Protector.
     Life has not always been easy as I have worked hard to earn my 25-15 record.
Consortium Total parries are deemed "good" if they graduate with only single digit
losses, so I guess I do not fit into the upper levels.  Tournament life has been no
better, as my mere 17-17 record would indicate.
     I have, however, come a long way.  I have worked hard with the weights in the
gym and am now a svelte, black 15-21-15-11-21-5-8.  You would have thought I would
have done better since I did great damage from birth and was even a little blessed in
initiative (How does a TP use that?) but I never could find a good weapon, with
1/75/7 using the broadsword being the best I could do.  (I appealed to the commission
to designate my beak as a weapon, but to no avail.)  Because of that, I am expecting
that I will be given a favorite weapon which would be unsuited to my physicals--
probably something like a longsword.  (I hope!)
     I have learned an awfully lot of skills, but am currently only rated as adex
parry and expert Initiative.  Since I have really not won as many fights as I should
have, I would expect that my favorite rhythm is unusual to what I have typically
stepped into the ring with.  Mino's guess is something like mod/mod.
     So what's next for me?  Well, in my final fight I will challenge somebody, but
it will certainly not be an aimer like Branford Hawke or The Singing Bandit.  (Guess
whom I will avoid?)  We'll see.  Then it is on to the grand world of retirement.  I
am looking for a pretty white swan or albino Canadian Goose to see if we can parent
some zebra-type feathered friends.  Wouldn't that be ducky!
     So good luck to you all.  It has been fun.  It was a hoot to send those invaders
running back to their mommas with their tiny little tails dangling.  Keep the faith.
                  Onyx Owl

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ARUAK CITY!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as UNDER WATER is pushed 
out of top team by TUFT TUGGERS, who came from 6th with a 5-0-0 this turn.  Now keep 
the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for UNDER WATER, whose 
0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 9 into 10th.  KRILL CAVALRY stable has parlayed this 
turn's 4-1-0 into a 7 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  
Good work, guys!  The ANIMAL FARM 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, HONEY fought HOT DOG and gained 20 points and contributed to SCARLET KNIGHTS' 
2-1-0.  JEREMIAH JAY COOKE has lost to JON FLEET, falling 10 points, while helping 
make GERFEL'S FRIENDS a 1-2-0 turn.  This turn ONYX OWL challenged SKAMAKAZE in what 
was ARUAK CITY's Title bout.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, 
and ONYX OWL remains ARUAK CITY's top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing 
sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Victory Tavern uses trolls 
in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the NEVERWAKE stable was the most avoided 
team this turn.  Come on ARUAK CITY, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding NEVERWAKE 
more than any other team we find ANIMAL FARM.  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 brave attempt, 
FRANK ZAPPA from THE HEADCUTTERS II challenged up 25 points to fight SKATTERBRAIN 
from the SKASMONAUTS stable.  FRANK ZAPPA perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he 
defeated SKATTERBRAIN and ended up with 109 recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KALIDOR THE BOLD 6441        15   4  0   118       TUFT TUGGERS (305)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANK ZAPPA 6484             10   4  0   109       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 ELIZA PIGERON 5222           23  18  0   105       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-ELMER FUDD 6401              21  24  1   105       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 ALMOND ALBATROSS 6056        18  13  0   105       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 HONEY 6368                   13  15  1   104       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 THUNDERBLADE 6367            15  13  0   103       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 BRANFORD HAWKE 5077          24  22  0   102       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 HOT DOG 6343                 18  11  1   100       BULLDOGS (157)
-REQUIEM 4472                 12  11  0    99       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
 SKAMAKAZE 5928               13  10  0    98       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-WARCHANT 4470                 6   1  0    94       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
 RAINSONG 6128                21  25  0    93       ELFQUEST (515)
 VIRGINIA'S SECRET 6295       16  18  0    93       WAR-C-KERS (345)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SINGING BANDIT 6349      16  12  0    89       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 HALO 6189                    13   4  2    89       NEVERWAKE (508)
 LINI DAWNWIND 5865           18  13  0    88       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-IRON MAGRU 5397              18  11  0    87       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE 6465        11   7  0    86       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 SKATTERBRAIN 6232            14   7  0    85       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 CALFSKIN 6240                14  20  1    80       BULLDOGS (157)
 YELLOW STREAK 6239           12   6  0    80       COLORIFIC (511)
 WILLIE DIXON 6385             8  16  1    78       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127      12  34  0    76       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 JO MOONCATCHER 6370          12  16  0    73       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TITANIUM 5137                 7   5  0    65       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-MUSTY KOBOLD 5400             8   5  0    63       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-DJANGO REINHARDT 6384        12  10  1    61       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 BUCKING BRAHMA 6372          13   8  0    60       BULLDOGS (157)
 TREESTUMP 6369               13  15  0    60       ELFQUEST (515)
 ROCKIE DEE 6060              13  18  0    60       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-SOEK 5646                     9  10  1    60       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 JON FLEET 6415                6  19  0    59       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOOR KNOB 6562                4   1  2    56       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-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)
 JEB MERCLUE 6483              8   8  0    46       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 STU HAMM 6544                 5   4  0    46       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-POTATO HEAD JR 6391           9  11  0    45       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 JEREMIAH JAY COOKE 6520       8   3  1    45       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 WINDCHASER 6469               5  13  1    37       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 GOLDEN AURA 6558              4   3  0    36       COLORIFIC (511)
 RICK DERRINGER 6463           8  11  0    35       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-BARGAIN BASEMENT 6388         9   6  0    34       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 MOO MOO 6474                  5   3  0    34       BULLDOGS (157)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIONIC BUFFALO 6570           3   0  0    32       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 PINK PUMA 6537                5   3  0    30       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 ALL 4476                      3   0  0    30       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
 TURQUOISE TIGER 6556          4   2  0    27       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-LOUIE C 6532                  5   4  0    25       DO IT AGAIN (565)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TYRANNOSAURUS ED 6590         3   0  0    25       DO IT AGAIN (565)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEPHISKAPHALES 6438           5   2  0    23       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-REGULUS 6582                  3   0  0    22       UNDER WATER (567)
 SKABBA THE HUTT 6417          4   3  0    20       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-THE WHOLE ARENA 4475          2   2  1    19       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
 SKADADDLE 6468                1   2  0    19       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 BLACK PLAGUE 6550             4   6  0    18       COLORIFIC (511)
-AQUA ARACHNID 6511            4   4  0    18       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-KAITEN 6583                   2   1  0    15       UNDER WATER (567)
 BURST 6514                    1   2  0    15       NEVERWAKE (508)
-RED PEPPER 6561               2   1  0    13       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 GOLEM PROTOTYPE 6578          3   2  0    12       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-DREAM KILLER 6559             1   0  0    10       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 TALON DARKCLAW 3618           1   0  0    10       BATTLE CHASERS (351)
-CANTICLE 4473                 2   2  0     9       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
-SURCOUF 6584                  2   1  1     8       UNDER WATER (567)
-RELIC HUNTER 6563             1   0  0     8       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-EXCUSE ME EVERYONE 4478       1   0  0     8       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
-GEEAMOS 6284                  1   1  0     8       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-PEOPLE OF ARUAK 4477          0   1  0     7       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
-SOSUS 6586                    1   2  1     6       UNDER WATER (567)
-STU D. BAKER 6580             1   3  0     6       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 BULL HORN 6593                1   0  0     6       BULLDOGS (157)
-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   3  0     3       NEVERWAKE (508)
-FROTHINGSLOSH BOOBS 5642      0   3  0     3       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
 BLUE EYES 6594                0   1  0     1       COLORIFIC (511)
 GORGE 6592                    0   1  0     1       NEVERWAKE (508)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ANDORIAN FODDER 6595   0  1 0 NEVERWAKE 508         MOUNTAIN TROLL 486    523 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Requiem -- You are lucky that was not your requiem.  Now I am on to a far more
befitting place for my talent. -- Blue Velvet, Proud Colorific Lord Proctectress

Surcouf -- I told you I was coming back.  I like an easy double. -- Golden Aura,
Proud Colorific 

Treestump -- You did not fill the bill for your name.  I am, by far, the most
enduring. -- Yellow Streak, Proud Colorific

Skadaddle -- I will give you that one.  Don't try it again pal, or they will be
saying a Requiem Mass for you. -- Black Plague, Proud Colorific

Tankesh -- You plump little trollbait, The Colorifics were 7-3 for the last three
with two Duelmasters.  Where were you, dorkling? -- Purple People Eater, Proud
Colorific Manager

An owl is Duelmaster!  Congrats to Mino and his Onyx Owl--who will drink free at The
Bulldog Inn.  All the bird has to do is hoot. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Branford -- Weren't no hot dog.  It were a fricasseed hunk of meat! -- Hot Dog

Tankesh -- I guess Golems are just scared by Moos? -- Moo Moo

Eliza Pigeron -- Thanks for the challenge and the send-off with a big win.  Perhaps
sometime soon your day will come. -- Big Dog (now dog gone)

Louie C -- You con heavy protagonists just do not seen to understand--don't challenge
me.  It is not in your best interest.  It's all in the cud. -- Moo Moo

Van Helsing -- No doubt you are my daddy.  You skin me every time!  Salute. --

Potato Head Jr. -- It was my distinct pleasure to peel you.  I love my new "cooking"
hobby.  I am bucking cookin'....... -- Bucking Brahma

Elmer Fudd -- You cad!  Go challenge a rabbit and protect your carrots.  I'm just a
long brown little puppy.  Gee. -- Hot Dog

Congratulations to Adie and The "Tufts" for owning three stylemasters.  Well done. --

Neverwake -- We all want to thank you sincerely for joining our great city.  Your
recent 1-8 three turn record and continuing 56-79 team record is a contribution over
and above.  A salute to you and your great manager, Doc Steele. -- Kennelworth

Me owl done show'n ye scallywags!  Champeen!  What er hoot! -- Mino

Lini Dawnwind -- You are one of my favorite shopping partners.  I lucked out and had
the best day.  Next one is yours. -- Almond Albatross

Jon Fleet -- You were clearly the tiger in that match.  A salute to your ferocity and
talent. -- Turquoise Tiger

Jeb Merclue -- You were way too much for me.  You broke through my web like it wasn't
there.  Wow. -- Aqua Arachnid

Burst -- It was my absolute pleasure to give The Consortium yet one more Steel win
for the record.  Your Manager used to keep score.  Certainly, now, it is no longer in
his interest to post the collective results. -- Pink Puma

Kennelworth -- I'm glad to have Fandil by my side. -- Adie

Congratulations, graduates! -- Adie

And congratulations to Onyx Owl!  It's good to have somebody worth chatting to on the
throne. -- Tankesh

Moo-moo -- Not sure what happened there, it WAS quite embarrassing.  Then again, he
is just a mindless automaton.... -- Tankesh for Golem Prototype

Lini -- Do my french features make you think I am stuck up?  Or was it just me
holding my head, and nose, high to enjoy the bit of praise.  Do not be so inferior
with your jealousy if I have a single good day. -- Eliza

Skamakaze -- A bit one sided, how did you get way up here? -- Kalidor

Big Dog -- Oh well.  It seems the strat I'd been using to win recently didn't work so
good on you....  Enjoy the big time, if you aren't retiring.  Hey, are you missing an
attribute? -- Eliza

Mephiskaphales -- Ooops, bad challenge to give my golem!  It was certainly blind. --
Tankesh, for Golem Prototype

M. Whifflebat -- I should have swung more, much earlier.  Might have made a
difference.  But what do I care, I'm not dropping out of the CCs again, so I'm slowly
on my way now.... -- Branford

Aqua Arachnid -- Ya better get used to it, that's how I'm gonna whup everybody's
behind around here! -- Jeb

Kennelworth -- I was hoping for one more opportunity to match Montezuma with Big Dog,
but it looks like you put a stop to that...too bad! -- Generalissimo Puerco
P.S.  Don't you have BETTER teams to avoid?

Jo -- I'm all about fairness.  Cheers! -- JJ Cooke

Stu Hamm -- Nothing personal, but I prefer my stew with beef. -- Jo Mooncatcher

Natas -- I hate it when you do that.  It'll be DAYS before I can dance again. --
Rockie Dee

Almond Albatross -- You're neuter?  I know it's hard to tell with birds sometimes,
but I thought the Commission used....  Oh, you're a golem.  That explains it.  No
gender attachment.  Oh, well. -- Lini Dawnwind
P.S.  Got any ecru elephants?  Or beige beagles?

Turquoise Tiger -- Poor judgment, ma'am.  Turquoise is a fragile stone, you know,
almost as bad as opal. -- Jon Fleet

Skabba the Hutt -- You need to find some other kind of roofing.  Your hutt is
leaking. -- Windchaser

Ed. -- Apple pie with fish?  Nauseating.  How about if I just eat the pie and let the
fish go? -- Windchaser
P.S.  I just said I was going to FRY the fish, no mention of (gag) eating it.

     Not apple pie with fish baked in, apple pie for dessert after some nice fried
     catfish or something. -- Ed.
     P.S.  Why fry it if you're not going to eat it?

Lady Protector Onyx Owl -- In line with the problems being experienced all over
Alastari, we cannot offer you much in the way of "lands."  It seems that earlier
generations of Lord and Lady Protectors have cleaned us out, and not just here.  In
most cases, by what I gather over the, ah, intradepartmental network (we do NOT
gossip, mind you!), the awardees have generally neglected their lands and often
haven't been seen in years.  Efforts are being made to recover these abandoned
properties, which MAY lead to the possibility of grants of land at some future date.
But for now, all we can come up with is the loft of a barn out on the Krill Cavalry's
pastures.  I suppose you could sit in the upper door and hoot?  They tell me the roof
is sound, which is something. -- Shinketh, Aruak City Arena Agent

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

ANDORIAN FODDER was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ONYX OWL won victory over SKAMAKAZE in a exciting 1 minute expert's Challenge battle.
ELIZA PIGERON savagely defeated RAINSONG in a 2 minute master's Challenge duel.
FRANK ZAPPA overpowered SKATTERBRAIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
HALO viciously subdued WILLIE DIXON in a exciting 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
MOO MOO was overcome by JEB MERCLUE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
RICK DERRINGER was handily defeated by ROCKIE DEE in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
GOLDEN AURA won victory over MEPHISKAPHALES in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
TURQUOISE TIGER was viciously subdued by STU HAMM in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
BIONIC BUFFALO savagely defeated SKADADDLE in a popular 2 minute gory Challenge melee.
ALMOND ALBATROSS subdued JO MOONCATCHER in a 3 minute master's match.
KALIDOR THE BOLD handily defeated GLADIUS STARSTRYKE in a 2 minute Title contest.
BRANFORD HAWKE bested THE SINGING BANDIT in a 2 minute master's bout.
HOT DOG was viciously subdued by HONEY in a popular 4 minute bloody expert's fight.
THUNDERBLADE viciously subdued YELLOW STREAK in a 3 minute veteran's fray.
BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE bested CALFSKIN in a exciting 4 minute brutal fight.
VIRGINIA'S SECRET overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LINI DAWNWIND overpowered TREESTUMP in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
JEREMIAH JAY COOKE was viciously subdued by JON FLEET in a 2 minute gory bout.
BUCKING BRAHMA vanquished DELARQUAN SPY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
WINDCHASER slimly won victory over SKABBA THE HUTT in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
BURST was devastated by PINK PUMA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BLACK PLAGUE was overpowered by ALL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GOLEM PROTOTYPE luckily beat BLUE EYES in a popular 4 minute gory beginner's fight.
JUGULAR was luckily beaten by BULL HORN in a 2 minute novice's melee.
TALON DARKCLAW vanquished GORGE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  21 -  0      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         WALL OF STEEL     47 -  32 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    54 -  47 -  3      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         AIMED BLOW        28 -  28 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  41 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     26 -  29 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  31 -  2      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  31 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  11 -  0      31  |

Turn 523 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  8         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    KALIDOR THE BOLD 6441      15   4  0  118 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
LUNGING ATTACK   FRANK ZAPPA 6484           10   4  0  109 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
PARRY-STRIKE     ELIZA PIGERON 5222         23  18  0  105 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
STRIKING ATTACK  THUNDERBLADE 6367          15  13  0  103 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
AIMED BLOW       BRANFORD HAWKE 5077        24  22  0  102 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
TOTAL PARRY      HOT DOG 6343               18  11  1  100 BULLDOGS (157)
PARRY-LUNGE      SKATTERBRAIN 6232          14   7  0   85 SKASMONAUTS (495)
BASHING ATTACK   BUCKING BRAHMA 6372        13   8  0   60 BULLDOGS (157)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was HONEY 6368.  The ten other most popular fighters were CALFSKIN 6240, 

The least popular fighter this week was GORGE 6592.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLACK PLAGUE 6550, BURST 6514, TREESTUMP 6369, THE SINGING BANDIT 6349, 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


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

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