DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/19/2003    Duedate: 12/02/2003

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-477

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SMELLY CAT
ARENA FELINES (177)
(12-5742) [17-5-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SMELLY CAT                     POSITION IS EMPTY
ARENA FELINES (177)            
(12-5742) [17-5-1,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OCTAPUSSY                      RIFT
ARENA FELINES II (565)         SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
(12-5720) [16-9-1,104]         (12-3922) [10-9-1,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (177)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HELL-MART (531)             49
2. ARENA FELINES (177)         37      ARENA FELINES II (565)
3. ARENA FELINES II (565)      28      Unchartered Team
4. THE LAWMEN (148)            27
5. DREAMERS (142)              22      'D' TEAM (581)

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)   223 119 20 65.2   1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (177)      14  1 1
 2/ 2 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)     113  69  4 62.1   2/ 4 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)     7  4 0
 3/ 3 HELL-MART (531)          114  71  2 61.6   3/ 6 ARENA FELINES II (565)    7  8 0
 4/ 4 THE LAWMEN (148)         452 332 29 57.7   4- 5*BARJIN'S BEST (579)       6  3 0
 5/ 5 ARENA FELINES (177)      606 454 58 57.2   5/ 3 THE LAWMEN (148)          6  8 0
 6- 6 LUROCIANS IV (438)       155 122  6 56.0   6/ 8 HELL-MART (531)           5  0 0
 7/ 7 DARKMOON (448)           148 148  7 50.0   7/10 DREAMERS (142)            5  9 0
 8/ 8 DREAMERS (142)           889 940 77 48.6   8/ 2 BLOODSUCKERS (416)        5  9 0
 9/ 9 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       290 321 28 47.5   9/11 SWEET MAGIC (267)         3 12 0
10-10 TEAM GNASTY (460)         44  59  7 42.7  10-12 LUROCIANS IV (438)        2  0 0
11-11*THAT TEAM (556)            4   6  1 40.0  11/ 9 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)      2  3 0
12/12 SWEET MAGIC (267)        306 473  8 39.3  12/ 7 DARKMOON (448)            2  5 0
13/13 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)    115 197  4 36.9  13-13 TEAM GNASTY (460)         1  2 0
14-14*BARJIN'S BEST (579)        9  18  1 33.3  14-14*THAT TEAM (556)           0  2 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 #73 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Korga:

     Fist of Kjarran rather liked being hailed as a hero in Korga.  It wasn't
something he'd expected, which made it even better.  Cadal explained to the people--
several times--that the hunter had not been destroyed, only driven off, and that the
road was still dangerous after dark, but the Korgans didn't seem to care.  They
fussed over Fist, cheered when he assured them that Aghtamar, herself a Korgan, had
been invaluable in the effort, and generally made a party out of the whole situation.
     Later that evening, when all the gladiators were so full of food they could
barely move (or didn't want to, at least), Fist drew Cadal aside.  "These people act
like all their troubles are over!" he worried.  "The hunter will still be out there,
maybe not right away, but he'll be back."
     "I know that," Cadal said, "and you know that, and more of the Korgans realize
it than you might think.  But there isn't anything else we can do about it without
help."  He smiled faintly.  "Even the kind of help you had is not exactly what we
need here.  It was enough for that night, but it was...."  He frowned, groping for
the right words, then shrugged.  "There was power enough, you understand, and the
will to help, but it wasn't really the best tool for the job."
     "What is the best tool, then?  If there is one at all."
     "I think there is a tool," Cadal said, "and I think the man who knows about it
is Lord Malcorn.  So in the morning we head for Malcorn, and we ask."

Zukal:

     Ghenis watched the ship _Relentless_ ease out into the channel and brushed his
hands together.  It was bound for Niatoli to further certain interests of the dark
cult.  On it was Veleks, and Cousin Og, who would look after the small thief...one
way or another.  Which freed him to attend to other matters.
     First of those other matters was a meeting with Pelishtekan, the Ferencian who
was currently the 'chief priest' of the cult.  Ghenis scowled to hide his grimace of
disgust.  He didn't like the Ferencian.  In fact, he loathed the man.  But it wasn't
necessary to like him, not really.  As long as Pelishtekan did his job, nothing else
counted.
     And right now, the man's job was to explain what manner of creature, monster, or
whatever was hunting over the lands just north of Zukal.  And how the damned thing
could be fought and destroyed.  It was in the way of certain plans that he had made
for the benefit of the dark cult...and of himself, of course.  The dark power did not
expect his minions to work for nothing but the joy of it.
     Ghenis left the waterfront behind and wove his way through the twisted and
noisome alleys of one of Zukal's poorest districts.  The cult always had its centers
among the homes of the poor.  They were the ones who had something to gain from it,
and nothing to lose, from shaking up the old order, after all.  Ghenis smiled just a
little.  He liked shaking things up.
     The cult was headquartered in a tall narrow building squeezed between other tall
narrow buildings.  The cellar, which was dark and always damp and divided into tiny
rooms no more than six feet square, was used for...storage.  More or less.  The
ground floor, reached by going down half a dozen steps from street level, was the
shrine itself.  The level above that was where the main work of the cult was done,
the plotting and planning, the gathering of information, the good stuff.  Above that,
two floors of small rooms where members of the cult lived if they couldn't do better
for themselves.  And on the top floor, the pigeons that carried messages from points
as distant as Zuwayza and Murska in the north, Rocanis, Xochithlan, and even Tricorus
in the south.  Most people had no idea how far the cult reached.
     Which was another source of amusement to Ghenis.  The authorities here in Zukal,
the very heart of the cult, had no idea that it was anything more than a handful of 
dissatisfied commoners meeting to worship some petty godling.  Ha!  If Bey Sekahos
knew how near he stood to the rim of disaster, how fast he was sliding down the slope
into hell--!  Even the Bandit Princes, who had a clearer understanding of their city,
didn't know that the cult was gaining power daily and would soon be ready to make its
move.  IF the monster north of the city could be dealt with.
     Ghenis pushed open the door of the old house and stepped toward Pelishtekan's
office, batting away the coil of incense that came up from the shrine below.  The
incense wasn't necessary, just window-dressing added to the cult worship by
Pelishtekan.  Ghenis didn't care for it.  Damned frills!  But it did seem to please
the lesser members, and of course it added to their "harmless crackpot" image.
     The Ferencian was waiting for him in the cult's office, simmering with
indignation.  As soon as the door was shut, he demanded, "What do you think you're
doing?"
     Ghenis raised an eyebrow and smiled faintly, clearing off the other chair and
sitting down.  "Doing?  The cult's work, of course.  What did you think I was doing,
Pelish?"
     "In sending Og and Veleks to Niatoli without consulting me, you were--"
     "--Doing as we agreed was necessary.  Niatoli can't be left out of our plans,
and we HAD agreed that we should send someone to lay the ground there."
     "But--"
     "And it was necessary to get Veleks out of the city before his fear broke the
nerve of other people.  Cousin Og will keep an eye on him."
     "If the thief's nerve is broken--"
     "He'll be fine on Niatoli.  The thing he fears doesn't seem to cross water
readily."  Ghenis leaned forward.  "Put aside your annoyance and listen to me,
Pelish.  The thing Veleks fears--let me tell you about it."  He launched into a
description of what he had seen north of Zukal, and of what Veleks had been able to
tell him.
     When Ghenis was through, the other man sat in silence for a long moment.  Then
he shook his head, seeming almost dazed.  "I had believed Alastari free of such
beings, unaccountable as that freedom had appeared.  I supposed it was the Grey
Witch's doing, that she had bound them long ago to keep them from interfering in her
plans.  Why would she loose them now?"
     "Who knows what the Witch would do?  But you do know what this monster--these
monsters--are?"
     "More or less," the Ferencian said, shrugging.  "They're remnants of the races
that inhabited Ghea before...whatever, the Old Gods or who knows what, started
meddling.  The ancient scrolls which I have seen in Ferencia speak of them as being
the rulers of the world when humans were still little more than beasts living in
caves and there were no elves or dwarves here at all."  He shrugged again.
"Unsupported myth, of course, but it does suggest that they are a very old race.
Frankly, if I'd thought of them at all, I would have supposed them destroyed here in
Alastari."
     "Destroyed in Alastari," Ghenis repeated.  "That implies that in other places--
such as Ferencia--they are not destroyed, and perhaps not even bound?"
     "They're BOUND, of course!"  Pelishtekan snapped, scandalized.  "Er...more or
less.  Differently in different places, of course.  But we couldn't leave them
LOOSE."
     "I can see that," the gladiator agreed.  "So, we have these things loose here,
but they CAN be bound.  Okay, fine.  How do we do it?"
     The Ferencian blanched.  "WE don't do it, that is work for great wizards, high
priests, men of power--"
     "And no one in the cult has that amount of power?"  Scowling, Ghenis came to his
feet and leaned closer to the Ferencian, his hands braced on the desk between them.
He gathered up a fist-full of Pelishtekan's tunic.  "Are you telling me that the cult
doesn't have that kind of power?  That it's just a piddling little two-bit cult?"
     Pelishtekan paled further.  "No!  No, the cult has that power, but nobody HERE
can wield it!  And with the Arcanum so weak--"
     "The state of the Arcanum doesn't seem to be affecting the monsters," Ghenis
interrupted in a hard voice.  "Any dark god worth his worship should be able to take
care of a few monsters, Ferencian.  If I find that this is just a small time
operation for a small time demon after all, there will be HELL to pay, man, and I
will PERSONALLY see that you pay the first installment."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 478): SCHIZOPHRENIC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 476): CUNNING CALICO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 472): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 472): CRIMSON of PHOENIX (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 470): ASH of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 469): LADY DEATHSTRIKE of QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 234): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 461): BUZZARD of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 232): GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 458): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 456): WILD CARD HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 449): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 412): SILVER BELLE of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 209): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 204): 101 PROOF!! of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 191): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 337): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 317): MARTINE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 139): MONGOL HORDE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 362): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 478): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 476): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 472): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 472): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 470): none
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 469): NATURE'S WRATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 234): KESSEN (Iker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 461): none
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 232): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 458): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 456): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 449): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 412): KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 209): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 204): COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 191): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 337): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 317): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 139): DHOOMZDEY (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 362): MEOW MIX, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 478): SCHIZOPHRENIC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
                          GWEN RYDER of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 476): CUNNING CALICO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           CAT FANCY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           FASTER PUSSYCAT of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
                           PERSONAL BEJEEZUS of ESTIMATED PROPHETS (Chazz
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 469): INBRED FRED of SPECIAL ED (PTFT, 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  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): DELWYNNDWN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               GILGAMESH of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 458): LINDEN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 456): WILD CARD HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 449): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 411): HEMERA AHKISAR of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): IPECAC of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 204): BEAR KEEPER of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
                   (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 337): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 139): SUNGLASSES of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (turn 138): I.O.U. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  RIZTAB needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  I don't wanna hurt 
anybody's feelings or anything, but BLOODSUCKERS really goofed with their 0-5-0.  The 
guys at ARENA FELINES II like really pulled together to get a 3-2-0 this turn, moving 
up by 3.  What was the name of that team who got 3-0-0 this turn for a total 114-71-2 
you ask?  (Sure)  HELL-MART's their name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award for 
GRAYOLA 64-PACK?  HELL-MART's proud of it after beating SHORTHAIREDLONGTERM and 
getting 20 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  DENOGGINIZER got smashed by CAT 
FANCY, and lost 26 points!  Like DARK ARENA's DEMRON THE DARK is sweating since he 
got Dark Arena Challenged by Duelmaster CUNNING CALICO!  Don't you think the 
Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think CUNNING CALICO should let DEMRON THE DARK be 
Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Is the Duelmaster really being a 
real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  SWEET MAGIC 
was the most avoided team.  Is a 306-473-8 record really that scary?  I don't know 
what BLOODSUCKERS' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights 
from SWEET MAGIC, that's fer sher.  Like, is NANETTE popular, or what?  She was 
challenged the most in all of RIZTAB!  She's got a 8-32-1, is that good?  Ooh!  Did 
XXL STRETCH PANTS really know what it was doing when it challenged SOMNUS?  A 8-6-0 
speaks volumes.  (Zontoni said that.  I don't know what it means.) XXL STRETCH PANTS 
was so studly out there in the sands!  Beating SOMNUS and getting 26 points.  
HELL-MART must be proud, for sure!  Speaking of challenging 26 points above did you 
hear about WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? of ARENA FELINES II vs. SWEET MAGIC's NANETTE?  (And 
how was that intro!) Like, was that some fighting on WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT?'s part, or 
what?  And he got 24 points out of it!  (besides getting in my report)  Poor NANETTE. 
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Like, who is this guy???  CUNNING CALICO gets sent to the Dark Arena, 
battles DEMRON THE DARK, and returns to tell of it!!!  I bet ARENA FELINES manager is 
surprised!  How cruel!  ARENA FELINES II heartlessly sent his to FASTER PUSSYCAT 
certain fate in the Dark Arena.  Is a 20-9-1 bad or something?  Everyone has 
problems, but why did ARENA FELINES II send FASTER PUSSYCAT to the Dark Arena?  He 
had a 20-9-1, and I thought he looked neat on the sands...  Hey, warriors get killed 
by other warriors, not by their manager sending them to the Dark Arena.  What's wrong 
with TRISTANA's 8-2-0, DARKMOON?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would 
like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMELLY CAT 5742              17   5  1   109       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OCTAPUSSY 5720               16   9  1   104       ARENA FELINES II (565)
-FLADRAKEEN OOSCH 4396        16  13  1   103       TEAM GNASTY (460)
-HOFFA'S BANE 3554            22  17  0   101       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 SNAGGLE PUSS 5731            12  11  1   101       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AISLE GET YOU! 5100          18  13  2    95       HELL-MART (531)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DENOGGINIZER 5702            13  11  1    90       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770         10   6  1    82       ARENA FELINES (177)
-97 ITEM EXPRESS 5153         21  12  0    81       HELL-MART (531)
 TILLOUISA 5680               18  15  1    76       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 KNOTHEAD 5727                15   6  1    76       BLOODSUCKERS (416)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHANTAST 5737                 9  13  2    66       DREAMERS (142)
-SISONGOEN 5168                8  17  1    66       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 RIFT 3922                    10   9  1    65       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 SOMNUS 5708                  10  17  1    64       DREAMERS (142)
-THAT WARRIOR 5444             4   4  1    64       THAT TEAM (556)
 XXL STRETCH PANTS 5634        8   6  0    62       HELL-MART (531)
 DROMMARE 5755                12   8  1    57       DREAMERS (142)
 BATAAKAPPU 5698              11  13  1    57       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 NANETTE 5629                  8  32  1    57       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? 5773     7   7  0    54       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 BRIARTHORN 5671               6   5  0    44       DARKMOON (448)
 BLOOD BUD 5774                8   4  0    41       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-RIPSAW MCGRAW 5588            6   2  0    41       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 SONADOR 5769                  8   8  0    39       DREAMERS (142)
-KUNG PAO 5753                 3   0  1    34       LUROCIANS IV (438)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIZZARRHEA 5750               6   2  0    33       HELL-MART (531)
 BELLOTA 5832                  3   2  0    31       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 METER MAID 5789               4   7  0    27       THE LAWMEN (148)
 DREBIN 2.0 5844               3   1  0    26       THE LAWMEN (148)
-DIRTY SANCHEZ 5725            2   0  0    24       TEAM GNASTY (460)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KORTUL 5829                   2   1  0    22       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
-AF BOX GNASTY 5417            4   1  0    21       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 NOREEN 5783                   3  10  0    21       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 STEADY EDDIE 5785             5   5  0    20       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 GRAYOLA 64-PACK 5839          1   0  0    20       HELL-MART (531)
 MERINDA 5828                  3   3  0    19       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-SHORT TERM 2 5787             1   0  0    19       LUROCIANS IV (438)
-FREAKY BARBER 5283            4   4  2    18       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 JUDGE PARKER 5845             2   2  0    16       THE LAWMEN (148)
-LOST GERBIL 5686              2   2  0    14       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 SONG OF SUMMER 5790           1  10  0    13       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-FAST TRACK 5820               2   2  0    12       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
-REJ THE BLADE 5850            2   0  0    12       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
 BILL TILGHMAN 5854            1   2  0    11       THE LAWMEN (148)
-SILKE 5831                    2   2  0     8       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
 SHORTHAIREDLONGTERM 5846      2   2  0     8       ARENA FELINES II (565)
-HAVOKK 5851                   1   1  0     8       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
-POT BELLY 5819                1   3  0     6       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 WHIPPED 5868                  1   0  0     6       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 MOLLY 5865                    1   0  0     6       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
-GREY THE SILENT 5830          1   3  0     6       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
 REVEUR 5843                   0   2  0     6       DREAMERS (142)
 STANK SHANK 5863              0   2  0     2       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 DOLLY 5864                    0   1  0     1       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FASTER PUSSYCAT 5690  20 10 1 ARENA FELINES II 565  ARENAMASTER RILLI 496 477 NONE    
DEMRON THE DARK 497    0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          CUNNING CALICO 5628   477 NONE    
TRISTANA 5683          8  3 0 DARKMOON 448          GORASH THE ORC 493    477 NONE    
ANN DROMEDA 5687       1  3 1 DARKMOON 448          HEZDLAT THE GIANT 494 477 NONE    
GNARLEY TROLLBON 5849  0  1 0 DARKMOON 448          DEMRON THE DARK 497   477 NONE    
LOSER 5870             0  1 0 THE LAWMEN 148        ARENAMASTER RILLI 496 477 NONE    
FRANK DREBIN 3209     12 20 0 THE LAWMEN 148        SNAGGLE PUSS 5731     473 NOT REVE
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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Baatakappu -- Yesyesyes, we've DONE that.  I said I was sorry, okay?  And I will NOT
teach you well if you challenge me again.  I'm running out of things to show you. --
Nanette

Bill Tilghman -- But I DIDN'T DO IT!  Honest, I didn't.  I've never even BEEN there.
-- Song of Summer

Cunning Calico -- I was in a title match?  I'm almost impressed with myself. --
Tillouisa
P.S.  To be really impressed with myself, I would have had to win.

Sonador -- So much for MY dreams.  Oh, well. -- Noreen

Rej the Blade -- You Shews are so MEAN. -- Merinda

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your
team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CUNNING CALICO viciously butchered DEMRON THE DARK in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FASTER PUSSYCAT was murdered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
TRISTANA was savagely slain by GORASH THE ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ANN DROMEDA was assassinated by HEZDLAT THE GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LOSER was butchered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
GNARLEY TROLLBONE was assassinated by DEMRON THE DARK in a 1 minute struggle.
CAT FANCY devastated DENOGGINIZER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
SNAGGLE PUSS vanquished TILLOUISA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BATAAKAPPU was vanquished by JOSTLING JAGUAR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
XXL STRETCH PANTS vanquished SOMNUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BLOOD BUD was overpowered by PHANTAST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? overpowered NANETTE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BELLOTA viciously subdued METER MAID in a 2 minute brutal Challenge contest.
JUDGE PARKER was subdued by PIZZARRHEA in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
BILL TILGHMAN was beaten by NOREEN in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
OCTAPUSSY overpowered KNOTHEAD in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
SMELLY CAT viciously subdued MOTTA THE PIKE in a 2 minute bloody Title bout.
RIFT viciously subdued BRIARTHORN in a popular 2 minute brutal brawl.
DROMMARE subdued TIO THE MONEYCHANGER in a exciting 1 minute bout.
SONADOR overpowered SONG OF SUMMER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
STEADY EDDIE was viciously subdued by DREBIN 2.0 in a popular 3 minute gory contest.
MERINDA vanquished REVEUR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SHORTHAIREDLONGTERM was handily defeated by GRAYOLA 64-PACK in a 1 minute uneven duel.
STANK SHANK was unbelievably bested by MOLLY in a 3 minute gory novice's bout.
WHIPPED savagely defeated DOLLY in a popular 1 minute gruesome novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   56 -  42 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  39 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    61 -  52 -  5      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  20 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  14 -  1      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  15 -  0      32  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  23 -  1      30  |

Turn 477 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     5 -  6         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SMELLY CAT 5742            17   5  1  109 ARENA FELINES (177)
SLASHING ATTACK  OCTAPUSSY 5720             16   9  1  104 ARENA FELINES II (565)
BASHING ATTACK   DENOGGINIZER 5702          13  11  1   90 BLOODSUCKERS (416)
LUNGING ATTACK   TILLOUISA 5680             18  15  1   76 SWEET MAGIC (267)
PARRY-STRIKE     XXL STRETCH PANTS 5634      8   6  0   62 HELL-MART (531)
WALL OF STEEL    BRIARTHORN 5671             6   5  0   44 DARKMOON (448)
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 DREBIN 2.0 5844, SMELLY CAT 
5742, STANK SHANK 5863, WHIPPED 5868, BELLOTA 5832, XXL STRETCH PANTS 5634, PHANTAST 
5737, WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? 5773, PIZZARRHEA 5750, and BILL TILGHMAN 5854.

The least popular fighter this week was DOLLY 5864.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHORTHAIREDLONGTERM 5846, REVEUR 5843, STEADY EDDIE 5785, SONG OF 
SUMMER 5790, KNOTHEAD 5727, JUDGE PARKER 5845, NANETTE 5629, BLOOD BUD 5774, SOMNUS 
5708, and BATAAKAPPU 5698.

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

SMELLY CAT (12-5742) ARENA FELINES (177)

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

PERSONAL BEJEEZUS (12-5451) ESTIMATED PROPHETS (510)
CUNNING CALICO (12-5628) ARENA FELINES (177)
FASTER PUSSYCAT (12-5690) ARENA FELINES II (565)
CAT FANCY (12-5739) ARENA FELINES (177)