DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/02/2003    Duedate: 07/15/2003

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-467

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LIFE SENTANCE
THE LAWMEN (148)
(12-2919) [34-15-0,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LIFE SENTANCE                  ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG
THE LAWMEN (148)               THE NORTH (554)
(12-2919) [34-15-0,125]        (12-5748) [2-1-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FLOWBEE                        AISLE GET YOU!
HELL-MART (531)                HELL-MART (531)
(12-5154) [20-10-0,123]        (12-5100) [17-12-2,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE LAWMEN (148)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREAMERS (142)              41
2. THE LAWMEN (148)            32      SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
3. BLOODSUCKERS (416)          27      Unchartered Team
4. THE NORTH (554)             26
5. POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)       22      THE NORTH (554)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)     3   1  1 75.0   1/ 4 THE LAWMEN (148)          9  5 0
 2/10*THE NORTH (554)            2   1  0 66.7   2/ 1 ARENA FELINES II (565)    9  6 1
 3/ 3 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)     107  57  4 65.2   3/ 6 DREAMERS (142)            8  7 2
 4/ 2 ARENA FELINES II (565)   191 102 19 65.2   4/ 3 THE CITY (570)            8  7 0
 5/ 0 HELL-MART (531)          100  63  2 61.3   5/ 2 ARENA FELINES (177)       8  7 0
 6- 4*THAT TEAM (556)            3   2  1 60.0   6/ 5 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)     7  7 0
 7/ 5 THE LAWMEN (148)         430 305 29 58.5   7/ 8 BLOODSUCKERS (416)        6  4 0
 8/ 6 THE CITY (570)            32  23  4 58.2   8/ 0 HELL-MART (531)           3  2 0
 9/ 7 ARENA FELINES (177)      567 443 54 56.1   9/13 LUROCIANS IV (438)        3  3 1
10- 8 ESTIMATED PROPHETS (510)  88  70  2 55.7  10/ 7 SWEET MAGIC (267)         3 12 0
11/ 9 LUROCIANS IV (438)       153 122  6 55.6  11- 9*ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)    2  1 1
12/11 DREAMERS (142)           863 918 76 48.5  12/11 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)      2  1 1
13/12 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       268 299 27 47.3  13/12*THE NORTH (554)           2  1 0
14/13 SWEET MAGIC (267)        290 439  7 39.8  14-10*THAT TEAM (556)           1  0 1
15/14 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)     96 174  4 35.6  15-14 ESTIMATED PROPHETS (510)  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[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #64 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Ibizond, Korga, and in between:

     The sun was low in the sky, less than an hour from setting, Fist of Kjarran
calculated.  He glanced at his companions, a hastily assembled group of gladiators
from Murska and hunters from Ibizond.  They had all heard of the killer that stalked
this stretch of road at night--Cadal had insisted on telling them, just to make sure
they all knew, which Fist thought was a mistake--and they were nervous.  Well, it was
time for them to turn back, and their numbers should protect them from attack.
Cadal, with Aghatamar and Zilla, were somewhere ahead, waiting in ambush to attack
the killer if the killer attacked him, Fist of Kjarran.  Not a bad plan, he conceded
privately, even if it had come from a Murskan semi-barbarian.  The man was almost as
good as a true Karnhorn in his thinking....  But Cadal hadn't taken into account the
possibility that the killer might take one look at him and sheer off.  Fist caressed
the hilt of the sword at his side.  Even if the killer had never heard of him, the
Lord Protector knew that he was an impressive, even daunting, sight.  A stir among
his companions drew his attention outward again.
     "About time we turned back," one of the men said.  He seemed to be the leader,
what was his name...Finn, that was it.  "Most of these people aren't Lord Protectors,
and if the killer gets them, they're just plain dead."
     Fist nodded.  "Yes, you should have time to get back to Ibizond before dark," he
agreed.  "And we certainly don't need more deaths along here."
     They all came to a stop.  "Thing is, I don't like leaving you on your own," Finn
went on.  He looked uncomfortable about the whole situation, but of course he had no
belief in Kjarran to sustain him.  "I could stay...."
     "A generous offer," Fist responded, clapping him on the back.  It was good to be
reminded that even non-believers had courage and honor.  "But I'm supposed to be
alone, to be tempting bait for the killer.  That is the way it's planned, you know.
We can't change the plan at this late hour!"
     "I know," Finn agreed gloomily, "but I don't like it.  Well...I guess we turn
back now.  Good luck!"  He gestured to his group, and they turned back readily, even
eagerly, toward Ibizond, sturdy walls, lights, and companionship.  With a last
salute, Finn followed them, leaving Fist of Kjarran alone on the road.
     Fist of Kjarran watched them go and smiled to himself as he turned to go toward
Korga.  That was the best thing about adventures; you made new friends, met good
people you would never have encountered in your regular life.  Doing this service for
the people of the area, ridding the road of its killer, was a good thing, a worthy
effort, but making new friends was a warmer pleasure.  Whistling, he strode eastward
toward the prepared ambush.

Near Malcorn:

     Blackie, Lord Malcorn of Malcorn, stood next to the ancient stone and waited for
the moon to rise.  It would be full tonight, and he knew, because he knew most of the
natural world around Malcorn, that when it reached a certain height above the
horizon, it would shine through the hole in a more distant rock and strike squarely
onto the face of the rock beside him, revealing carvings that had been old when the
first Lord Malcorn came to this land.  The records of his ancestors said that the
Dregur were accustomed to gathering here when the moon was just so.
     "I must be insane," Tiljanz muttered behind him.
     "Courage and a sense of responsibility often looks like madness," Blackie
agreed, "even to the people exhibiting it.  You didn't have to come here tonight, but
you felt it was the right thing to do.  I can respect that in a man.  A lot."
     "Will it do any good?" the young Karnhorn asked curiously.  "We've turned the
Dregur loose, and I'd think it hard if not impossible to rein them back in."
     "We turned them loose under terms," Blackie said.  His voice hardened, becoming
the voice of the Lord of Malcorn.  "They have not kept those terms.  They were to
attack only those who came here following Inzolas.  That a few innocents might get
caught in that net by accident was...almost inevitable.  But some of the Dregur have
been actively hunting those not indicated by the terms of their release."  He was
silent for a long moment, then shrugged.  "I'm not certain that we can put an end to
these...excesses.  But I am very certain that if we don't protest, the situation will
become worse.  A failure to protest will be seen as an admission of weakness."

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #65 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Near Zukal:

     Ghenis grimaced at the wave of fear but set himself to defend his shelter,
himself, his horse, and Veleks.  The fear, he realized after a moment, was something
outside himself, something the monstrous hunter was attempting to impose on him.
That knowledge did not lessen the icy waves coming at him, but it let him set it away
from himself, make a space between fear and thought.  It would not find him an easy
victim.
     There was what seemed like a very long silence, with Ghenis in the ruined house
beside his fire, and the icy-eyed shadows outside.  The shadows seemed to be waiting
for something--for him to flee, screaming, probably.  And to be disconcerted by his
failure to do so.
     Ghenis reached up to touch his amulet again, then paused before his fingers
reached the cool stone.  It looked like he could handle this on his own, so better
not to invoke the dark powers.  But should he speak, demand what this shadow wanted
of him, or wait and let it be first to break the silence?  Better to wait; in a
contest of nerves, the first to break silence lost points.  He didn't have any
points, whatever they might be in this context, to spare.
     Sooner than he expected, a voice came out of the night.  It was cold, and
hollow, and deep as a cave, sounding distant, somehow, or not quite real.  Oh, it was
real, Ghenis knew that--out of the corner of his eye, he saw his horse flinch at the
sound.  But it was hard to imagine that any creature of flesh and blood might produce
such a voice.
     "Why do you not flee?"
     "Flee?  You think I should run away?"  The gladiator put as much surprise in his
voice as he could.  "Why?  I've got a fine location here, shelter from the wind and
rain, a fire for light and warmth.  Why should I leave before morning?"
     "Do you not fear me?  You should."  The voice dropped to a deeper, darker tone.
"I could rip life and soul from your puny mortal flesh--"
     "Sounds unpleasant," Ghenis agreed.  "But I'm a Lord Protector, and the Greywand
has a deal with Ahringol--he doesn't get to keep us Lord Protectors.  We get
resurrected on a regular--"
     "Ahringol!"  The name crackled like thunder in the darkness.  Scornful thunder.
"That foolish child?  These young gods have no sense of dignity, trafficking with
wizards as though they were mortal merchants!  Ahringol and Greywand are nothing to
me, what I take, I keep."
     "If you say so," the gladiator responded.  The statement that Ahringol, who had
a deal concerning gladiators, was not involved was disconcerting, but this was not
the time to show it.  "But if you could come here and get me, you'd already have done
it.  What's stopping you?" he added curiously.  "The fire, the steel, the fact that
I'm not afraid?"
     "Why should I tell you anything?"  The voice sounded annoyed now.  Almost sulky.
"You think too much."  It dropped to a note of menace.  "But one night you will be
without shelter, and then we will see what your brave words really mean."
     There was a stir in the shadows, a rushing wind of movement, and then Ghenis had
the night to himself.

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 466): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 462): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 463): MANAGER TC'S of IT'S JUST WRONG (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 461): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz, 
                            acting mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 452): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 448): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 403): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 199): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 186): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 327): HAIRY TUB of MY BATHROOM (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 307): VLADIMIR TALTOS of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 353):  GNU WORLD ORDER of HELPLESS ANIMALS from WILLAF (

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): none
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 466): ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 462): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 463): WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 461): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 452): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 448): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 403): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 204): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 199): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 186): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 327): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 307): BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 353): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): INDIGO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 465): WILD BILL of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 462): IMA MAROON of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
                           GINGER BROWN of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 461): TY BRINSON of  LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz, 
                            acting mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          BILLY LILLY of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
              (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
                (turn 445): DRY KEG of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
RIZTAB brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, ARENA FELINES II, since 
THE LAWMEN took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now keep the 
taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for THAT TEAM, whose 0-0-0 
this turn dropped them by 4 into 14th.  Ha!  LUROCIANS IV turned their 2-0-1 turn 
into a 9th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get 
put on hit lists.  Now let's all watch THE LAWMEN's heads swell from their 4-1-0 this 
turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Tsk, tsk, MIKE BELIEVE beat CAT 
FANCY and CAT FANCY lost 9 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  LIBERTY BELLE 
challenged RIZTAB's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And if variety is the spice 
of life, RIZTAB may be getting bland, as LIFE SENTANCE stays top dog in the city.  
The Swinging Aardvark, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they 
get this stuff?  From RIZTAB's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  ARENA FELINES was the most avoided 
team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like 
POWERPUFF GIRLS avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if 
you ask me.  Hmph.  DOORSTOP was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster. 
Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  Looks like time for laurels or 
hemlock, JOSTLING JAGUAR was challenged by ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG, who was ranked 29 
points below him.  And The Swinging Aardvark has banned JOSTLING JAGUAR from service 
until next turn for losing to ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG and giving him 26 points in the 
process!  Ha!  I guess I can give a little credit to EQUALIZER of THE LAWMEN for 
challenging up by 18 to DOORSTOP.  EQUALIZER won to get 105 points of recognition.  
And we have FRANK DREBIN in a challenge, going down 9 points for the fight.  Guess 
what?  I thought FRANK DREBIN showed great skill and promise when he was subdued by 
BAT MANUAL.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for RIZTAB's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIFE SENTANCE 2919           34  15  0   125       THE LAWMEN (148)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLOWBEE 5154                 20  10  0   123       HELL-MART (531)
 WISHFUL THINKER 5556         16  16  0   115       DREAMERS (142)
-HOFFA'S BANE 3554            22  16  0   110       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 EQUALIZER 3391               10   8  0   105       THE LAWMEN (148)
 MIKE BELIEVE 5552            14  15  0   104       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 LIBERTY BELLE 5448           16  21  0    99       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 DOORSTOP 5086                20  37  0    97       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 KITTY KAT 5700               14   4  1    96       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 FASTER PUSSYCAT 5690         12   8  1    96       ARENA FELINES II (565)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARRY 5663                   13   7  0    90       THE CITY (570)
-PERSONAL BEJEEZUS 5451       13   4  0    90       ESTIMATED PROPHETS (510)
 CAT FANCY 5739                8   4  1    90       ARENA FELINES (177)
 CUNNING CALICO 5628          17  13  1    88       ARENA FELINES (177)
 AISLE GET YOU! 5100          17  12  2    81       HELL-MART (531)
 97 ITEM EXPRESS 5153         20  10  0    77       HELL-MART (531)
 TILLOUISA 5680               14   9  1    74       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 DENOGGINIZER 5702            10   6  0    71       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 SMELLY CAT 5742               9   3  1    71       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DROMMARE 5755                 7   3  1    69       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OCTAPUSSY 5720                9   6  1    66       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 SISONGOEN 5168                8  17  1    66       LUROCIANS IV (438)
-THAT WARRIOR 5444             3   2  1    66       THAT TEAM (556)
 RIFT 3922                     7   3  1    59       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAT MANUAL 5660               4   5  1    54       THE CITY (570)
 KNOTHEAD 5727                10   2  1    53       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 THE TICK 5659                 7   2  0    50       THE CITY (570)
 BAT MASTERSON 3384            8  10  1    48       THE LAWMEN (148)
 FRANK DREBIN 3209            10  16  0    46       THE LAWMEN (148)
 BATAAKAPPU 5698               7   8  1    46       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 PHANTAST 5737                 5   7  2    45       DREAMERS (142)
 SNAGGLE PUSS 5731             5   8  0    44       ARENA FELINES (177)
 SOMNUS 5708                   6  11  1    43       DREAMERS (142)
-RIPSAW MCGRAW 5588            6   2  0    41       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 NANETTE 5629                  4  26  0    38       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ARTHUR 5662                   4   5  1    36       THE CITY (570)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG 5748      2   1  0    30       THE NORTH (554)
-OWEN 5656                     3   0  1    29       ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
-GHOUL 4825                    3   2  1    27       UNDEAD HORDE (509)
 CHAINSAW VIGILANTE 5775       2   2  0    27       THE CITY (570)
 WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? 5773     3   1  0    24       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 KUNG PAO 5753                 2   0  1    24       LUROCIANS IV (438)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WRAITH 4824                   3   2  1    23       UNDEAD HORDE (509)
 XXL STRETCH PANTS 5634        4   3  0    22       HELL-MART (531)
 SONADOR 5769                  1   5  0    19       DREAMERS (142)
-SKELETON 4826                 2   3  2    16       UNDEAD HORDE (509)
-LOST GERBIL 5686              2   2  0    14       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770          2   4  0    10       ARENA FELINES (177)
 LITTLE BULL 5786              1   0  0    10       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 BLOOD BUD 5774                2   1  0     8       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-LICH 4828                     1   4  1     8       UNDEAD HORDE (509)
-ZOMBIE 4827                   1   4  0     7       UNDEAD HORDE (509)
 BOMBON 5776                   1   2  0     5       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 METER MAID 5789               1   0  0     3       THE LAWMEN (148)
 NOREEN 5783                   0   3  0     3       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 PIZZARRHEA 5750               0   1  0     1       HELL-MART (531)
 SONG OF SUMMER 5790           0   1  0     1       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 STEADY EDDIE 5785             0   1  0     1       BLOODSUCKERS (416)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRAIDY CAT 5784        1  1 0 ARENA FELINES II 565  KUNG PAO 5753         467         
BLOOD THUG 5728        6  5 0 BLOODSUCKERS 416      RIFT 3922             465         
BABURUSU 5678          9 10 0 POWERPUFF GIRLS 522   THAT WARRIOR 5444     466         
DOMILDA 5766           2  4 0 SWEET MAGIC 267       OWEN 5656             466         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cat Fancy -- No, sorry, that was too fancy for me.  But the bed rest afterward was
very enjoyable. -- Tillouisa

Equalizer -- I hope those weren't favorite weapons!  The Doorstop can be hard on them
sometimes. -- Jorja
P.S.  Don't you just hate getting hit on the arm by the parry?

Frank Drebin -- But I didn't know that was illegal! -- Nanette

Owen -- That was uncalled for! -- Ghost of Domilda

What's New Pussycat? -- How should I know?  Nobody ever tells me ANYTHING. -- Noreen

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
     USA
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
                 ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
     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
Slaughterhouse.
     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.

26 June 2003
All -- Would you be willing to proxy my lunger Ganglare at the Face-to-Face?  He's
fighting in the champions tourney.  Thanks.  Write:  Michael Rogers #25335-013, PO
Box 6000, Florence, Co 81226 -- Skullagrim

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EQUALIZER devastated DOORSTOP in a action packed 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LIBERTY BELLE was overcome by LIFE SENTANCE in a 5 minute Challenge Title match.
MIKE BELIEVE bested CAT FANCY in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
RIFT was subdued by DROMMARE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge competition.
BAT MASTERSON overpowered ARTHUR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
FRANK DREBIN was bested by BAT MANUAL in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
SNAGGLE PUSS was overpowered by DENOGGINIZER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
BATAAKAPPU vanquished NANETTE in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
SONADOR vanquished BOMBON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG overpowered JOSTLING JAGUAR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
KITTY KAT was luckily beaten by WISHFUL THINKER in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
FLOWBEE demolished TILLOUISA in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BARRY unbelievably bested AISLE GET YOU! in a 6 minute veteran's battle.
97 ITEM EXPRESS overcame OCTAPUSSY in a popular 3 minute conflict.
CUNNING CALICO vanquished ANGRY ROSETTA in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
FASTER PUSSYCAT vanquished ANGRY ROSETTA in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
SMELLY CAT devastated PHANTAST in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SISONGOEN savagely defeated THE TICK in a exciting 4 minute brutal veteran's bout.
SOMNUS beat FRED THE UNREADY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master vs. amateur fight.
KNOTHEAD overpowered WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? in a 1 minute uneven fight.
XXL STRETCH PANTS demolished SIBATA THE THIEF in a 1 minute uneven bout.
KUNG PAO viciously butchered FRAIDY CAT in a 2 minute bloody fray.
NOREEN was overpowered by CHAINSAW VIGILANTE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BLOOD BUD defeated PIZZARRHEA in a 1 minute novice's duel.
STEADY EDDIE was outlasted by METER MAID in a tiring 19 minute novice's duel.
LITTLE BULL demolished SONG OF SUMMER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         STRIKING ATTACK   57 -  44 -  6      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         BASHING ATTACK    50 -  40 -  3      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  26 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  42 -  5      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   9 -  1      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  11 -  0       0  |

Turn 467 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:

BASHING ATTACK     7 -  3     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  5                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  4                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      LIFE SENTANCE 2919         34  15  0  125 THE LAWMEN (148)
LUNGING ATTACK   FLOWBEE 5154               20  10  0  123 HELL-MART (531)
STRIKING ATTACK  EQUALIZER 3391             10   8  0  105 THE LAWMEN (148)
BASHING ATTACK   FASTER PUSSYCAT 5690       12   8  1   96 ARENA FELINES II (565)
SLASHING ATTACK  OCTAPUSSY 5720              9   6  1   66 ARENA FELINES II (565)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FLOWBEE 5154.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was AISLE GET YOU! 5100.  The ten other most popular fighters were RIFT 3922, 
SISONGOEN 5168, EQUALIZER 3391, LIBERTY BELLE 5448, OCTAPUSSY 5720, CAT FANCY 5739, 
KUNG PAO 5753, DROMMARE 5755, KITTY KAT 5700, and SOMNUS 5708.

The least popular fighter this week was STEADY EDDIE 5785.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were METER MAID 5789, SONG OF SUMMER 5790, NOREEN 5783, XXL STRETCH 
PANTS 5634, WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? 5773, PHANTAST 5737, TILLOUISA 5680, JOSTLING JAGUAR 
5770, BOMBON 5776, and NANETTE 5629.

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

FLOWBEE (12-5154) HELL-MART (531)