DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/22/2003    Duedate: 11/04/2003

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-475

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CUNNING CALICO
ARENA FELINES (177)
(12-5628) [24-14-2,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CUNNING CALICO                 THAT WARRIOR
ARENA FELINES (177)            THAT TEAM (556)
(12-5628) [24-14-2,115]        (12-5444) [4-4-1,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OCTAPUSSY                      RIFT
ARENA FELINES II (565)         SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
(12-5720) [15-8-1,109]         (12-3922) [8-9-1,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (177)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BARJIN'S BEST (579)         42
2. THE LAWMEN (148)            38      ARENA FELINES II (565)
3. HELL-MART (531)             20      Unchartered Team
4. POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)       18
5. TEAM GNASTY (460)           17      THAT TEAM (556)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES II (565)   218 114 20 65.7   1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (177)      13  2 2
 2/ 2 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)     111  69  4 61.7   2/ 5 THE LAWMEN (148)          9  6 0
 3/ 3 HELL-MART (531)          111  71  2 61.0   3/ 2 ARENA FELINES II (565)    9  6 0
 4/ 4 THE LAWMEN (148)         450 325 29 58.1   4/ 9 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)     7  6 0
 5/ 5 ARENA FELINES (177)      596 454 57 56.8   5/ 6 BLOODSUCKERS (416)        7  7 1
 6/ 6 DARKMOON (448)           148 144  7 50.7   6/11 DARKMOON (448)            5  6 1
 7/ 8 DREAMERS (142)           884 935 77 48.6   7/ 4 SWEET MAGIC (267)         5 10 0
 8/ 9 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       286 315 28 47.6   8/10 HELL-MART (531)           4  2 0
 9/10 TEAM GNASTY (460)         44  59  7 42.7   9/ 7 TEAM GNASTY (460)         4  6 1
10/ 7*THAT TEAM (556)            4   6  1 40.0  10/ 8 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)      4  6 0
11/11 SWEET MAGIC (267)        304 465  8 39.5  11/12*BARJIN'S BEST (579)       4  6 0
12/13 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)    111 195  4 36.3  12/ 3 DREAMERS (142)            3 10 1
13/14*BARJIN'S BEST (579)        7  16  1 30.4  13/13*THAT TEAM (556)           1  4 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 #71 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Riztab:

     "There was something out there," Tillouisa whispered, squinting into the moonlit
distance.  "I SAW it moving across the water."
     "Somebody night-fishing in a rowboat," Song of Summer said in a normal voice.
"Everything isn't monsters, Til."
     "Ha!  That just shows how much YOU know."  Tillouisa abandoned her whisper and
scowled at her teammate triumphantly.  "I've SEEN monsters, Summer.  I know what I'm
talking about.  There are ALWAYS monsters around water--"
     "In the Shagornan Desert, maybe, but--"
     "Everywhere!  Water's tricky, Summer.  You can't TRUST it," the Rirorni woman
stated positively.
     Before Song of Summer could reply to that, a cry floated to them from the dark
lake.  Not a human cry, nor the call of any nightbird that either woman had heard
before.  There was a little of the wolf howling in it, but what wolf would be in the
middle of miles of water?  And even the howl of a wolf did not chill the blood quite
so effectively.
     After a moment, Song of Summer swallowed twice and said, "It might not be a
monster even so."  She didn't sound like she believed that.  "It might be...just some
strange creature out there."
     There was another cry from the lake, this time all too human, shrill with terror
and despair.  Splashes accompanied it.
     "I guess there was a night-fisherman out there, after all," Tillouisa noted.
     "You don't have to sound so cheerful about it!  That poor man probably died
horribly."
     "He would've heard the rumors of monsters same as we did," Tillouisa said,
shrugging.  "If he chose to risk the lake anyway, well, what did he expect?"  She
turned away from the waterfront.
     "I don't suppose there's anything we could do to help him?"
     "I don't suppose so.  He's probably dead by now.  Come on."  Tillouisa grabbed
her teammate's arm and started towing her back up the sloping street.
     "Where are we going?"
     "Around this block of buildings.  They're all collapsed, and we couldn't get
through them.  I want to check out the old records building now while the monster's
out on the lake."
     "Til!  You're INSANE!  We don't know there's only ONE monster."
     "We can find out, then."

Malcorn:

     "It looks like somebody laid a plate, or a shield, or, I dunno, a cartwheel or
something on the field," Blacklock said doubtfully.
     "If plates, shields, or cartwheels came twenty feet across, yes, it surely
does," Birdsong agreed.
     Blacklock moved to study the circle of flattened grain--which was to have been
cut today--from another angle.  Not that there was anything different to see.
Perfectly circular, perfectly flat.  "It'd be hard to cut grain that's been trampled
down like that, wouldn't it?"
     "Yeah, really hard--like impossible, and that's a lot of grain.  It isn't like
we've got so much to spare, you know."  Birdsong knelt and touched the smashed
stalks, drawing her hand back quickly.  "They're frozen!"
     "A twenty-foot cartwheel of ice?" Blacklock speculated doubtfully.  "Well,
anyway, it's too bad, but it happened.  What caused it, and what do we do about it?"
     "I don't know to both, but I think..." Birdsong stood and frowned at the ruined
grain.  "I think we tell Lord Malcorn."
     "Oh, SH-- uh, shoot!  You think he's been dabbling in magic and did this?"
     "Of course not!  Lord Malcorn isn't careless or destructive," Birdsong stated
positively.  "But he'll know what to do."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Lord Malcorn, Blackie in more informal situations, was staring at another circle
of smashed crops.  Hay, this time, and a couple of rabbits who had been so unlucky as
to be inside the circle when disaster fell.  He knew, in a general sense, what had
caused it--when he had loosed the Dregur from the Silent Place, other things had
escaped also.  From the Silent Place, and from other restraints elsewhere.  He didn't
know exactly which "other things" had caused this, but he was sure that the ultimate
blame attached to him.  That was the trouble with taking drastic measures to counter
drastic problems.  You never knew what secondary effects might occur.  Or what kind
of measures would be required to deal with the secondary problems, and what tertiary
problems might arise from THAT.  He could spend the rest of his life cleaning up
after the results of releasing the Dregur....  But then, he could have spent the rest
of his life cleaning up after the invaders, too.
     He sighed and turned to the farmer.  "Keep your livestock and your workers out
of the fields," he directed.  "There may be more of these, and it will require a
complicated bit of work to put a stop to it."

Warriors and managers of the Free Cities, your participation in these events is
invited.  An email to Livia@reality.com or a personal is all it takes. -- the Scribe

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 476): GWEN RYDER of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): MIKE BELIEVE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 470): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 470): MURGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Spartacus?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 468): ASH of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 467): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): LUCKY LUCIEN of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 459): BUZZARD of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 456): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 454): WILD CARD HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 447): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 410): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): IPECAC of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 190): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 315): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 138): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 360): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 476): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 470): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 470): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 468): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 467): NATURE'S WRATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 459): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 456): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 454): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 447): COMIC MAYHEM (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 410): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 190): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 315): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 138): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 360): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): MIKE BELIEVE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
                           EQUALIZER of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
               (turn 475): LIBERTY BELLE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 469): INNERVISION of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): LUCKY LUCIEN of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          POLARIS of ASTRONOMY DOMINE (Razorback, mgr.)
                          RAPAX of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 458): MATSURI of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): DELWYNNDWN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               GILGAMESH of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 410): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): IPECAC of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                   (turn 202): THREEKARD of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 189): MR. HOOPER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 138): I.O.U. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 137): JUSTICE of PEACE MAKERS (Solomon, mgr.)
                            SCRAG'S LIZARD of DARK CIRCLE PETS II (Guardian, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Ah, the view from the top is magnificent.  Shame I'll only be enjoying it for one
week.  But it's still nice to have a Powerpuff Girl on the throne--or should that be
a Powerpuff Guy?

Anyway, I want to give a shout out first to Cat Fancy for accepting my challenge.
You might want to put some more armor on, girl; it gets pretty cold in the arena
sometimes.  Belated props also to my fellow PPG, Liberty Belle, for making it to the
Isle ahead of me.  Good luck to you in the Home Guard, and keep Bubbles out of
trouble (a tall order, from what I've heard).

Boss says he's sending me to Talahya, and I'm looking forward to the competition; he
says it's a much bigger arena than Riztab, lots of opportunities to develop my
skills.  The downside is that my "graduation party's" going to be held by 
torchlight--the gaffer's nothing if not a traditionalist--but I don't anticipate too
much of a problem (hey, I'm immortal now, right?)

I'm going to miss everyone here, especially the other 'Girls; Bataakappu, you're the
leader now, so take good care of the newbies.  As for the rest of you, keep your
swords sharp and your armor polished, and maybe I'll see some of you on the Isle.

-- Mike Believe

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  DREAMERS after a sorry 0-4-0 might want to consider abandoning the 
sands and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' blues!  What's a move up by 5 
you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to 
POWERPUFF GIRLS.  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but THE 
LAWMEN will tell you 450-325-29 is nothing to laugh at...  Practice pays for 
EQUALIZER, who pummelled FASTER PUSSYCAT, to pocket 19 points.  SNAGGLE PUSS 
certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to FLADRAKEEN OOSCH and 
losing 16 points in the process!  Duelmaster MIKE BELIEVE from POWERPUFF GIRLS is 
going for the gold, as he Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's SPYMASTER TORRIC.  Ooh, 
the excitement!  The crowds were amazed this turn, as SPYMASTER TORRIC killed the 
Duelmaster, MIKE BELIEVE, leaving POWERPUFF GIRLS in mourning.  The audience got 
their money's worth, as they witnessed CUNNING CALICO attain the throne at the cost 
of MIKE BELIEVE's life!  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week 
and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are RIZTAB's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like the noble eagle 
soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of BLOODSUCKERS, alone and 
unchallenged.  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of HELL-MART, so did 
that sorry team shy from BLOODSUCKERS Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, NANETTE is the most challenged 
warrior.  FAST TRACK found himself challenged by a warrior 24 below:  KORTUL.  KORTUL 
of BARJIN'S BEST kept his wits as he overcame FAST TRACK.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Oh hard!  that to 
strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in RIZTAB is the highlight of my life.  More important 
duties call me.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for 
RIZTAB?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUNNING CALICO 5628          24  14  2   115       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OCTAPUSSY 5720               15   8  1   109       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 SMELLY CAT 5742              15   5  1   104       ARENA FELINES (177)
 FLADRAKEEN OOSCH 4396        16  13  1   103       TEAM GNASTY (460)
-HOFFA'S BANE 3554            22  17  0   101       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
-DENOGGINIZER 5702            12  10  1   101       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-AISLE GET YOU! 5100          18  13  2    95       HELL-MART (531)
 CAT FANCY 5739               13   7  1    92       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TILLOUISA 5680               18  13  1    89       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 FASTER PUSSYCAT 5690         19   9  1    88       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 SNAGGLE PUSS 5731            10  11  1    83       ARENA FELINES (177)
-97 ITEM EXPRESS 5153         21  12  0    81       HELL-MART (531)
 KNOTHEAD 5727                14   5  1    75       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770          8   6  1    68       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOMNUS 5708                  10  15  1    66       DREAMERS (142)
 THAT WARRIOR 5444             4   4  1    64       THAT TEAM (556)
 BATAAKAPPU 5698              10  12  1    58       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NANETTE 5629                  8  30  1    55       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 TRISTANA 5683                 8   2  0    52       DARKMOON (448)
 PHANTAST 5737                 8  12  2    50       DREAMERS (142)
 RIFT 3922                     8   9  1    48       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 BRIARTHORN 5671               6   4  0    46       DARKMOON (448)
 DROMMARE 5755                10   8  1    45       DREAMERS (142)
 BLOOD BUD 5774                7   3  0    42       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? 5773     6   6  0    37       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 XXL STRETCH PANTS 5634        7   6  0    36       HELL-MART (531)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 METER MAID 5789               4   5  0    31       THE LAWMEN (148)
 PIZZARRHEA 5750               5   2  0    30       HELL-MART (531)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONADOR 5769                  6   8  0    26       DREAMERS (142)
-DIRTY SANCHEZ 5725            2   0  0    24       TEAM GNASTY (460)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANN DROMEDA 5687              1   2  1    23       DARKMOON (448)
 KORTUL 5829                   2   1  0    22       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
-AF BOX GNASTY 5417            4   1  0    21       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 FREAKY BARBER 5283            4   4  2    18       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 BELLOTA 5832                  1   2  0    18       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 STEADY EDDIE 5785             4   4  0    16       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 JUDGE PARKER 5845             2   0  0    16       THE LAWMEN (148)
 NOREEN 5783                   2   9  0    15       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 DREBIN 2.0 5844               2   0  0    15       THE LAWMEN (148)
 LOLLY 5842                    1   1  0    14       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 SHORTHAIREDLONGTERM 5846      1   1  0    13       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 HAVOKK 5851                   1   0  0    13       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
 FAST TRACK 5820               2   2  0    12       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 SILKE 5831                    2   1  0    11       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
 SONG OF SUMMER 5790           1   8  0    11       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 MERINDA 5828                  2   2  0     8       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 POT BELLY 5819                1   3  0     6       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 REJ THE BLADE 5850            1   0  0     6       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
 GREY THE SILENT 5830          0   3  0     3       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
 OUTTA 9 LIVES 5861            0   1  0     1       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 BILL TILGHMAN 5854            0   1  0     1       THE LAWMEN (148)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LITTLE BULL 5786       4  4 0 BLOODSUCKERS 416      ARENAMASTER RILLI 496 475 NONE    
FRANK DREBIN 3209     12 20 0 THE LAWMEN 148        SNAGGLE PUSS 5731     473         
BAT MASTERSON 3384    12 13 1 THE LAWMEN 148        DENOGGINIZER 5702     474         
DEPUTY CHAD 5810       0  4 0 THE LAWMEN 148        FREAKY BARBER 5283    473 REVENGED
MIKE BELIEVE 5552     18 19 0 POWERPUFF GIRLS 522   SPYMASTER TORRIC 495  475 NONE    
DEAD MAN WALKING 5855  0  1 0 POWERPUFF GIRLS 522   SHISHZAR THE SNAK 500 475 NONE    
BURBUJA 5788           3  2 0 POWERPUFF GIRLS 522   NANETTE 5629          472 JUST REV
BEAUTIOUS 5852         0  1 0 TEAM GNASTY 460       GORASH THE ORC 493    475 NONE    
CHIT-ZU 5756           0  1 0 TEAM GNASTY 460       KITTEN KABOODLE 5798  472 NONE    
THAT LOSER 5853        0  1 0 THAT TEAM 556         SPYMASTER TORRIC 495  475 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Mike Believe by the numbers:  9-12-10-11-21-8-13 TP; good endurance, normal
damage/HP, "not a lot" of carry; fave rhythm LO/VL, fave weapon EP, fave learn
initiative.  Surprisingly large number of learns, given his WT.  And a belated look
at Liberty Belle:  11 (+2)-13-16-13-17-5-11 WS; good endurance, great damage, "a lot"
of damage-taking, normal carry; fave rhythm MO/LO, fave weapon MS, fave learn
decisiveness.  I knew they were close to graduating political point-wise, but I still
didn't expect both of them to go on consecutive turns.  It's nice to see more 'Puffs
in ADM, though.  Of course, now I have to rebuild the team.... -- The Narrator, mgr.
Powerpuff Girls

Nanette -- Apology accepted.  But remember:  You mess with one Powerpuff Girl, you
answer to all of us! -- Liberty Belle, Home Guardsman 

Liberty Belle -- There's this ringing in my ears. -- Nanette
P.S.  (muttering)  Damned Rirorni take everything so seriously....

Pizzarrhea -- Euwh! -- Noreen

Phantast -- My dear sir, there is no place for fantasy on the sands! -- Tillouisa
P.S.  But if you would be interested in working out a few fantasies OFF the sands,
let me know!

Steady Eddie -- (fearfully)  You wouldn't really suck my blood, would you? -- Song of
Summer

Shorthairedlongterm -- Uh...that's quite a mouthful.  Of name, I mean, not of hair.
Ptui! -- Merinda

Lawmen -- I think death is a fair ending to an unfair challenge.  I don't like it
when your stable downchallenges my stablemates on a regular basis. -- Denogginizer

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MIKE BELIEVE was viciously butchered by SPYMASTER TORRIC in a 9 minute fight.
LITTLE BULL was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
THAT LOSER was murdered by SPYMASTER TORRIC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD MAN WALKING was slaughtered by SHISHZAR THE SNAKE in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BEAUTIOUS was butchered by GORASH THE ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
BATAAKAPPU savagely defeated NANETTE in a 1 minute master's Bloodfeud competition.
THAT WARRIOR was overpowered by TILLOUISA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
FLADRAKEEN OOSCH devastated SNAGGLE PUSS in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
TRISTANA unbelievably bested RIFT in a action packed 4 minute Challenge melee.
ANN DROMEDA was vanquished by BLOOD BUD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
XXL STRETCH PANTS won victory over SONADOR in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
METER MAID savagely defeated STEADY EDDIE in a popular 6 minute gory Challenge melee.
KORTUL narrowly defeated FAST TRACK in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge match.
BELLOTA devastated MERINDA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
LOLLY slimly won victory over NOREEN in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
JUDGE PARKER savagely defeated SONG OF SUMMER in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
SMELLY CAT devastated ANGRY ROSETTA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
OCTAPUSSY overpowered LI KO THE CLUMSY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
FASTER PUSSYCAT was devastated by EQUALIZER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CUNNING CALICO demolished KNOTHEAD in a 1 minute one-sided Title bout.
CAT FANCY savagely defeated SOMNUS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody master's fight.
JOSTLING JAGUAR overpowered PHANTAST in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DROMMARE was demolished by BLACK BARTOK in a 1 minute uneven bout.
WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? was unbelievably bested by BRIARTHORN in a 2 minute fray.
PIZZARRHEA subdued FREAKY BARBER in a popular 1 minute fight.
GREY THE SILENT lost to DREBIN 2.0 in a 3 minute novice's match.
SILKE won victory over OUTTA 9 LIVES in a 2 minute novice's fight.
POT BELLY was subdued by SHORTHAIREDLONGTERM in a 3 minute novice's melee.
HAVOKK overpowered KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BILL TILGHMAN was overcome by REJ THE BLADE in a 2 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  38 -  2      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         BASHING ATTACK    59 -  49 -  4      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   57 -  49 -  5      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  24 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  19 -  1      27  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         5 -  14 -  1      26  |

Turn 475 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     BASHING ATTACK     6 -  7         3  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  7         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   CUNNING CALICO 5628        24  14  2  115 ARENA FELINES (177)
SLASHING ATTACK  OCTAPUSSY 5720             15   8  1  109 ARENA FELINES II (565)
STRIKING ATTACK  SMELLY CAT 5742            15   5  1  104 ARENA FELINES (177)
AIMED BLOW       FLADRAKEEN OOSCH 4396      16  13  1  103 TEAM GNASTY (460)
LUNGING ATTACK   TILLOUISA 5680             18  13  1   89 SWEET MAGIC (267)
TOTAL PARRY      TRISTANA 5683               8   2  0   52 DARKMOON (448)
WALL OF STEEL    BRIARTHORN 5671             6   4  0   46 DARKMOON (448)
PARRY-STRIKE     XXL STRETCH PANTS 5634      7   6  0   36 HELL-MART (531)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OCTAPUSSY 5720.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RIFT 3922.  The ten other most popular fighters were METER MAID 5789, CAT FANCY 
5739, WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? 5773, POT BELLY 5819, LOLLY 5842, JUDGE PARKER 5845, 
BATAAKAPPU 5698, XXL STRETCH PANTS 5634, FAST TRACK 5820, and SMELLY CAT 5742.

The least popular fighter this week was STEADY EDDIE 5785.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GREY THE SILENT 5830, PHANTAST 5737, KNOTHEAD 5727, FASTER 
PUSSYCAT 5690, SONG OF SUMMER 5790, MERINDA 5828, ANN DROMEDA 5687, NANETTE 5629, 
DEAD MAN WALKING 5855, and THAT LOSER 5853.

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

EQUALIZER (12-3391) THE LAWMEN (148)
MIKE BELIEVE (12-5552) POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)