Date   : 06/04/2003    Duedate: 06/17/2003


DM-12    TURN-465

This Weeks Top Honors


(12-3160) [18-8-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WILD BILL                      OWEN
THE LAWMEN (148)               ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
(12-3160) [18-8-0,118]         (12-5656) [2-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EQUALIZER                      JOSTLING JAGUAR
THE LAWMEN (148)               ARENA FELINES (177)
(12-3391) [9-7-0,81]           (12-5770) [2-2-0,33]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)       32
2. SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)        25      ARENA FELINES II (565)
3. ARENA FELINES (177)         16      Unchartered Team
4. SWEET MAGIC (267)           14
5. ARENA FELINES II (565)      13      ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)     2   0  0  100   1/ 1 ARENA FELINES II (565)   13  1 1
 2/ 0*THE NORTH (554)            1   0  0  100   2/ 3 THE LAWMEN (148)          9  6 0
 3/ 2 ARENA FELINES II (565)   186  97 19 65.7   3/ 2 ARENA FELINES (177)       8  7 0
 4/ 3 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)     106  56  4 65.4   4/ 4 BLOODSUCKERS (416)        7  8 0
 5/ 5 THE LAWMEN (148)         424 302 29 58.4   5/ 5 THE CITY (570)            6  8 0
 6/ 6 ARENA FELINES (177)      562 438 54 56.2   6/ 7 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)     6  8 0
 7/ 4 THE CITY (570)            25  20  4 55.6   7/ 6 SWEET MAGIC (267)         6  9 0
 8- 7*THAT TEAM (556)            2   2  0 50.0   8/ 8 DREAMERS (142)            3 12 1
 9/ 8 DREAMERS (142)           856 915 75 48.3   9/ 9*ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)    2  0 0
10/ 9 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       264 298 27 47.0  10/ 0*THE NORTH (554)           1  0 0
11/10 SWEET MAGIC (267)        289 430  7 40.2  11-10*THAT TEAM (556)           1  0 0
12/11 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)     92 169  4 35.2  12/11 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)      1  2 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #61 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Ibizond, Korga, and in between:

     Aghtamar and Zilla had argued with Fist of Kjarran, but not for long.  After
all, someone to play bait WAS needed, and he WAS a Lord Protector and therefore had
guaranteed resurrection....  The Murskan, Cadal, suggested that they all get a good
night's sleep here in Ibizond, look over the area where they wanted to set their trap
tomorrow by daylight, and then run the bait tomorrow night.  This seemed such a
sensible suggestion that Aghtamar hesitated to accept it; there was sure to be an
unpleasant catch in it somewhere.  But Zilla was for it, and even Fist, not one to
wallow in luxuries, agreed, so she shrugged and nodded.
     They stayed at the inn where they'd eaten, the Red Cow, and it seemed to
Aghtamar that the night was endless.  She dozed and woke and dozed and woke and it
was still dark.  Maybe the sun had forgotten to rise.  Maybe she was caught in some
magical time loop.  Maybe she was worrying too much.  Maybe she had insomnia.  She
rolled over and thumped her pillow and tried to go to sleep again.  Really asleep
this time.  But there were so many things that could go wrong....
     By the time morning came--reluctantly, with lots of clouds and a cold, damp
wind--Aghtamar was a rag.  Squinting at the imperfect mirror in the small bedroom,
she amended that to a depressed, grumpy rag.  Or hag.  The kind of rag or hag that no
right-thinking gladiator would want as a companion on an adventure.  She was going to
be as second-rate at adventuring as she had been in the arena.  She was just working
up a really good depression when Zilla pounded on the door.
     "Come on," Zilla urged, bouncing on her toes once the door was opened.  "The
guys are waiting."
     "Maybe it would be better if I didn't--"
     "They're WAITING for us, Aghtamar.  Come ON."  Zilla grabbed her arm and dragged
her out into the inn's tiny hallway.  "I kind of LIKE having a couple of men waiting
for us," she confided.  "Even though Cadal is OLD, he must be forty or even FIFTY,
he's a very HOT-looking old man...."
     At that, Aghtamar laughed.  "I didn't know you had a thing for older men,
     "Well, he's a Lord Protector, so he won't get any older than he IS, after all,
and I bet he knows lots of INTERESTING things."  She glanced sideways at her friend.
"I bet he knows some men he could introduce to you."
     "Uh...Zilla, I'm not really looking for--"
     "You should be.  It's great exercise!"
     "Jack told me to watch out for you," Zilla said.  "He likes you.  I like you.
Lots of people like you.  He was, we were all worried you might get depressed again.
You take things too seriously, Aghty."
     "What kind of nickname would YOU suggest I make out of Aghtamar?  Why you ever
let your folks--or Jack if it was him--saddle you with such a mouthful of a name...."
Zilla squinted at her thoughtfully.  "Maybe I'll call you 'Sunshine'.  Would that be
     By this time, they had arrived at the ground floor, where Fist of Kjarran and
Cadal were, indeed, waiting.  "I've got horses for us all," Cadal said the moment
they appeared, "and lunches packed.  Let's go, we're burning daylight here."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Basically, the part of the Traders' Road that ran between Ibizond and Korga was
just like the parts between Korgan and Malcorn and between Ibizond and Murska.
Unpaved, rutted, hilly, muddy in the low spots, with trees crowding close on both
sides most of the way.  Many of the steepest hills had been cut down to make the
grade easier, with the road passing through dirt-walled notches--great places for an
ambush, as Fist of Kjarran observed cheerfully.
     Cadal nodded, but he looked gloomy.  "Great places," he agreed, "but our killer
doesn't use 'em, mostly.  Out of the dozen we think are victims of the same killer,
only two were attacked at a road cut like this."  He looked up at the steep, muddy
banks with their shaggy topping of brush and sighed.  "One in six isn't significant.
That would be too easy.  Our killer doesn't seem to need ambuscades."
     "But we do," Zilla said.  "So, which ones do you favor, and how do you expect us
to get the killer to attack Fist where we're watching?"
     "There is no way," Aghtamar muttered.
     "Sure there is.  Fist sets out in a group--say four people--from Ibizond about
sunset.  As he approaches the spot we've picked as best for our purposes, the other
three turn back, leaving him to enter the target zone alone.  So far, the killer has
never attacked a group as big as four, and besides, we can probably get enough out-
of-work gladiators from Murska, gods know there are plenty of them, to do the escort.
But my figuring is that he won't be attacked till he's alone.  And if he gets beyond
the optimum area without an attack, he turns and comes back, and if he gets all the
way back through it without being attacked, we join him and call it a night and go
back to Ibizond."
     "I wouldn't like to go back to the inn and leave a job undone," Fist of Kjarran
     "But doing the job needs the cooperation of our killer, so we're not totally in
control of that," Zilla pointed out.  "This sounds like a decent bet.  Let's do it."

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 466): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 464): TONY THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 460): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 460): BUBU of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 457): NUTT BRITTLE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 449): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 446): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 444): RYANATOR of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 437): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 400): FLYING MARMOSET of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 203): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 198): RING D'BELL of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): DR. NO-NOOKIE of MASTER BLASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 325): NESSUS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 305): VLADIMIR TALTOS of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 466): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 464): ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 460): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 460): SILK AND STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 458): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 457): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 228): FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 449): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 226): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 446): FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 444): PATH OF THE BLADE (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 437): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 400): THE FAMILY (Don John, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 203): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 198): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 325): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 305): FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): DRAKE'S TELEVISION (Drake, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 350): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 464): TONY THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 463): MIDNIGHT DANCER of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 460): BUBU of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
                           HU MI of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
                            10-11-8-15-17-14-9ST of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
                (turn 457): LAWN DART GOALIE of SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 457): NUTT BRITTLE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
              (turn 227): WIMPY WIND of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 225): DROSS of SOLIPSISM II (Abdiel, acting mgr.)
                               VE of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 436): JELIAH BIGABO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 400): FLYING MARMOSET of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): INSOLENT IDIOT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               ESPRESSO of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): DR. NO-NOOKIE of MASTER BLASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): KAMIKAZE of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
                (turn 132): UU DOEWANAKNO of DRAKE'S LODGE (Drake, mgr.)
                            LACONIC LEMON of GARDEN GUMBIES (Firehawk, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in RIZTAB this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, RIFT fought BLOOD THUG and gained 
25 points and contributed to SPIRITUAL GIFT's 1-0-1.  ARTHUR has lost to 
DENOGGINIZER, falling 10 points, while helping make THE CITY a 1-4-0 turn.  This 
week's Duelmaster bout was between GORASH THE ORC and our Duelmaster TONY THE TIGER, 
making a Dark Arena Challenge.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, 
and TONY THE TIGER remains RIZTAB's top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is 
nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Welcome Wench uses 
trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the DREAMERS stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on RIZTAB, what are you afraid of?  And 
guess who avoided DREAMERS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was POWERPUFF 
GIRLS.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was SWEET MAGIC's 
warrior DOORSTOP.  More fighters challenged it than challenged the Duelmaster!  WILD 
BILL of THE LAWMEN had better have a good reason for challenging down 9 points in a 
challenge which he won.  I thought WILD BILL showed great skill and promise when he 
won victory over DOORSTOP.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     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.  TONY THE TIGER must have surprised 
ARENA FELINES II this turn, after they sent him to the Dark Arena, but the Dark Arena 
couldn't hold him!  BLOODSUCKERS has lost BLOOD THUG to the arena in the sky, but 
they don't seem to be worried.  What do you expect from 6-5-0?  The bigger they are, 
as they say.  And what I say is that RIFT had better watch out for BLOODSUCKERS, 
seeing as BLOOD THUG felled he this turn.  Is it really true that RIZTAB has more 
dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, RIZTAB, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in RIZTAB and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD BILL 3160               18   8  0   118       THE LAWMEN (148)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIFE SENTANCE 2919           32  15  0   117       THE LAWMEN (148)
-HOFFA'S BANE 3554            22  16  0   110       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 MIKE BELIEVE 5552            13  14  0   101       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 KITTY KAT 5700               13   3  1    99       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 DOORSTOP 5086                19  36  0    98       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 TILLOUISA 5680               14   7  1    96       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WISHFUL THINKER 5556         14  16  0    90       DREAMERS (142)
 CUNNING CALICO 5628          16  12  1    89       ARENA FELINES (177)
 LIBERTY BELLE 5448           15  20  0    86       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 EQUALIZER 3391                9   7  0    81       THE LAWMEN (148)
 FASTER PUSSYCAT 5690         10   8  1    75       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 CAT FANCY 5739                7   3  1    73       ARENA FELINES (177)
 OCTAPUSSY 5720                9   4  1    68       ARENA FELINES II (565)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DENOGGINIZER 5702             9   6  0    66       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 BARRY 5663                   11   7  0    62       THE CITY (570)
 SMELLY CAT 5742               7   3  1    60       ARENA FELINES (177)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BABURUSU 5678                 9   9  0    56       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 RIFT 3922                     6   2  1    56       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 THE TICK 5659                 6   1  0    54       THE CITY (570)
 ARTHUR 5662                   4   3  1    47       THE CITY (570)
 KNOTHEAD 5727                 9   2  1    46       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 FRANK DREBIN 3209             9  15  0    44       THE LAWMEN (148)
 DROMMARE 5755                 5   3  1    44       DREAMERS (142)
 BATAAKAPPU 5698               6   7  1    40       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 SOMNUS 5708                   5  10  1    40       DREAMERS (142)
 BAT MASTERSON 3384            7  10  1    38       THE LAWMEN (148)
-THAT WARRIOR 5444             2   2  0    37       THAT TEAM (556)
 NANETTE 5629                  4  24  0    36       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770          2   2  0    33       ARENA FELINES (177)
 PHANTAST 5737                 4   6  1    31       DREAMERS (142)
 SNAGGLE PUSS 5731             4   7  0    30       ARENA FELINES (177)
 BAT MANUAL 5660               2   5  1    30       THE CITY (570)
-GHOUL 4825                    3   2  1    27       UNDEAD HORDE (509)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WRAITH 4824                   3   2  1    23       UNDEAD HORDE (509)
 WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? 5773     2   0  0    23       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 OWEN 5656                     2   0  0    20       ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
-SKELETON 4826                 2   3  2    16       UNDEAD HORDE (509)
 DOMILDA 5766                  2   3  0    10       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG 5748      1   0  0    10       THE NORTH (554)
-LICH 4828                     1   4  1     8       UNDEAD HORDE (509)
-ZOMBIE 4827                   1   4  0     7       UNDEAD HORDE (509)
 BLOOD BUD 5774                1   1  0     4       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 SONADOR 5769                  0   4  0     4       DREAMERS (142)
 CHAINSAW VIGILANTE 5775       0   2  0     2       THE CITY (570)
 BOMBON 5776                   0   1  0     1       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOREEN 5783                   0   1  0     1       SWEET MAGIC (267)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BOLGAR THE FOOLIS 479  0  1 0   1                   SOMNUS 5708           465 NONE    
JUST SHORT 5782        0  1 0 BLOODSUCKERS 416      DARK STRANGER 498     465 NONE    
BLOOD THUG 5728        6  5 0 BLOODSUCKERS 416      RIFT 3922             465         
AMERICAN MAID 5661     2  1 2 THE CITY 570          PHANTAST 5737         461 REVENGED
GORASH THE ORC 493     0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          TONY THE TIGER 5676   465 NONE    
SOGNATORE 5759         1  2 0 DREAMERS 142          BAT MANUAL 5660       461 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Equalizer -- Ah...I guess there are some things you just can't shoot through, hmm?
Good try, though. -- Jorja
P.S.  Amazing the Doorstop can teach that well.

Denogginizer -- I'd take it as a sign of unfriendliness if you denogginized ME, you
know. -- Tillouisa
P.S.  But you could have taught me something.

Wild Bill -- A skill and a rating is always useful, my thanks.  Fare you and your
teammates well, and the rest of the arena also. -- Midnight Dancer

Bat Masterson -- Well, shoot, I thought you'd come out with a quarterstaff or
something like that. -- Nanette

What's New Pussycat? -- Tish. -- Domilda, prevented from saying something stronger by
the threat of censorship before it ever gets out of the guildhouse

10 May 2003
To All -- Fellow managers, I humbly request your help.  My team (Ex Oblivione) was
started in Monuntial (DM 34) back in '92.  They were active for seven months.  I have
lost all early traces of them.  If any of you can help with copies of relevant
newsletters or, if you fought one of my warriors, copies of the fights, I would
greatly appreciate it.  I only have one of my original warriors left from the early
team now active in DM 60.  You can diplo me with any info here in the wonderful city
of Aradi.  Thank you in advance. -- Enigma, manager Ex Oblivione

15 May 2003
Assurnasirbanipal invites all to use his computerized warrior management tool.  The
program is the most extensive management tool ever created.  It was meant to run on a
PALM OS PDA, but will run (emulated) on a PC or MAC.  You can get this program on the
web at: http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir

27 May 2003
A note to everyone regarding manager names and manager lists -- If you're running a
team incognito, all you have to do is let me know and I won't put your name on any
manager lists.  It has seemed though, that more people want their names listed, even
if they do not announce themselves, than the other way around.  Also, I do maintain
the list more or less by hand and errors do creep in.  You have but to say I've made
an error and no one will be the wiser (except thee and me, of course). -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

4 June 2003
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TONY THE TIGER butchered GORASH THE ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
JUST SHORT was slaughtered by DARK STRANGER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
EQUALIZER was demolished by MIKE BELIEVE in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DENOGGINIZER devastated ARTHUR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WILD BILL savagely defeated DOORSTOP in a 1 minute Challenge Title competition.
LIBERTY BELLE bested CAT FANCY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BABURUSU handily defeated BAT MASTERSON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
FRANK DREBIN won victory over NANETTE in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
BATAAKAPPU was vanquished by SMELLY CAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
KITTY KAT overpowered ANGRY ROSETTA in a popular 1 minute gory uneven match.
LIFE SENTANCE luckily beat WISHFUL THINKER in a unpopular 7 minute master's match.
FASTER PUSSYCAT was demolished by TILLOUISA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CUNNING CALICO savagely defeated BARRY in a popular 2 minute master's conflict.
OCTAPUSSY savagely defeated DROMMARE in a action packed 1 minute gruesome struggle.
KNOTHEAD narrowly defeated BAT MANUAL in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
THE TICK bested JOSTLING JAGUAR in a exciting 6 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
BLOOD THUG was killed by RIFT in a popular 1 minute match.
SOMNUS easily killed BOLGAR THE FOOLISH in a 1 minute gory mismatched competition.
PHANTAST was overpowered by BLACK BARTOK in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
SNAGGLE PUSS handily defeated BLOOD BUD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
OWEN bested CHAINSAW VIGILANTE in a 1 minute bout.
DOMILDA narrowly defeated BOMBON in a action packed 3 minute novice's fight.
SONADOR was overpowered by WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG overpowered NOREEN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         STRIKING ATTACK   63 -  40 -  3      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  14 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         BASHING ATTACK    47 -  41 -  3      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  43 -  5      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  27 -  0      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  18 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   9 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   9 -  0      10  |

Turn 465 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  WILD BILL 3160             18   8  0  118 THE LAWMEN (148)
TOTAL PARRY      LIFE SENTANCE 2919         32  15  0  117 THE LAWMEN (148)
STRIKING ATTACK  KITTY KAT 5700             13   3  1   99 ARENA FELINES II (565)
LUNGING ATTACK   TILLOUISA 5680             14   7  1   96 SWEET MAGIC (267)
BASHING ATTACK   CUNNING CALICO 5628        16  12  1   89 ARENA FELINES (177)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EQUALIZER 3391.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770.  The ten other most popular fighters were CUNNING CALICO 
5628, EQUALIZER 3391, WILD BILL 3160, BOMBON 5776, CAT FANCY 5739, KNOTHEAD 5727, 

The least popular fighter this week was LIFE SENTANCE 2919.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NOREEN 5783, SONADOR 5769, CHAINSAW VIGILANTE 5775, BLOOD BUD 

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

WILD BILL (12-3160) THE LAWMEN (148)

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