DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/03/2003    Duedate: 12/16/2003

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-478

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DENOGGINIZER
BLOODSUCKERS (416)
(12-5702) [14-11-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DENOGGINIZER                   THAT WARRIOR
BLOODSUCKERS (416)             THAT TEAM (556)
(12-5702) [14-11-1,110]        (12-5444) [4-5-1,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OCTAPUSSY                      SONG OF SUMMER
ARENA FELINES II (565)         SWEET MAGIC (267)
(12-5720) [16-10-1,86]         (12-5790) [1-11-0,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (177)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLOODSUCKERS (416)          43
2. THE LAWMEN (148)            23      ARENA FELINES II (565)
3. POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)       19      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (177)         19
5. DREAMERS (142)              14      COUNTRY SUCKS (452)

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)   225 121 20 65.0   1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (177)      13  0 1
 2/ 2 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)     114  69  4 62.3   2/ 8 BLOODSUCKERS (416)        8  7 0
 3/ 3 HELL-MART (531)          115  71  2 61.8   3/ 2 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)     7  4 0
 4/ 4 THE LAWMEN (148)         454 335 29 57.5   4/ 3 ARENA FELINES II (565)    7  7 0
 5/ 5 ARENA FELINES (177)      609 454 58 57.3   5/ 7 DREAMERS (142)            7  8 0
 6- 6 LUROCIANS IV (438)       155 122  6 56.0   6/ 6 HELL-MART (531)           4  0 0
 7/ 7 DARKMOON (448)           148 149  7 49.8   7/ 5 THE LAWMEN (148)          4 10 0
 8/ 8 DREAMERS (142)           891 943 77 48.6   8/11 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)      3  0 0
 9/ 9 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       294 322 28 47.7   9-10 LUROCIANS IV (438)        2  0 0
10/ 0*COUNTRY SUCKS (452)        5   6  1 45.5  10- 4*BARJIN'S BEST (579)       2  2 0
11/11*THAT TEAM (556)            5   7  1 41.7  11/ 9 SWEET MAGIC (267)         2 13 0
12/12 SWEET MAGIC (267)        306 478  8 39.0  12/ 0*COUNTRY SUCKS (452)       1  0 0
13/13 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)    118 199  4 37.2  13/14*THAT TEAM (556)           1  1 0
14-14*BARJIN'S BEST (579)        9  18  1 33.3  14/12 DARKMOON (448)            0  5 0
15/ 0*WANDERING MONSTERS (575)   0   1  0  0.0  15/ 0*WANDERING MONSTERS (575)  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[(< + -----:----- + >)] Sweet Magic [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

     The Shuttle, one of the coaches that made a specialty of carrying gladiatorial
managers from arena city to arena city, rattled to a stop in front of Riztab's arena.
Only one man got down; Riztab was not a major destination these days.  Compact, well-
tanned, and smiling hopefully....

     I wasn't sure about coming to Riztab, you know.  I mean, I was sure that's what
had to be done, and being a Hero and all, I wouldn't refuse what had to be done.
But...it's an inland place.  What do I, Surfer Sam of Bonsur, know about living
inland?  Okay, it's got a lake.  That's something.  And I do mean something!  I got
my first glimpse of the lake a couple hours out of town, where the road up from the
south ran close to the shore.  I can't say I warmed to it.  Well, it looks cold, for
one thing.  And no surf.  As if!  Not even little waves.  And then, all these trees
around.  How can you grow vins with all these trees?
     But they told me I was supposed to come here and "give Jorja a hand."  Of course
I've got two, so I guess I could spare one, and besides, Jorja's a woman that would
like just FINE on any beach, but still.  Act as manager for this team, that's what
I'm supposed to do, or maybe be acting manager, I'm not clear on the details.  You
know how it is, a Hero gets sent off on a Mission, and finds out that he didn't have
enough information and what he had wasn't right.
     And I don't even know yet what special trouble I'm supposed to deal with here.
Is there a Monster to be slain?  A Damsel to be rescued?  An Evil Duke to be
thwarted?  A Vin Farm to be established?  Nobody tells me anything!
     A Hero's life is not an easy one.
     And I'm really going to miss Bonsur.

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #74 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Malcorn:

     The Prince of Malcorn listened carefully as Fist of Kjarran and his companions
described the monster on the road to Murska, what it had done up till now and how
they had dealt with it.  When Fist repeated Cadal's statement that the matter was not
settled and could not be settled in simple combat, the prince sighed and nodded.
"That's true," he admitted.  "The dregur can be driven off with steel, but they can't
be finally settled that way.  It takes magic to bind and unbind them, because an
essential part of their nature is magical."
     Stiffly, Aghtamar said, "We heard that it was you who set them loose
originally--"
     "For what I considered good and sufficient reason, yes, I did," Malcorn agreed.
"How many invaders did you encounter on the road here from Korga?"
     "Invaders?"  The Korgan woman shook her head, puzzled.  "None.  I hear they're
pulling out all along the coast, going back to their homelands, I suppose, and about
time!"
     "About time," Malcorn agreed.  "It was the dregur who finally convinced them of
that.  Not all dregur are criminals like the one you fought, probably no more than
might be found in a similar group of humans.  I made an agreement, which the
responsible leaders of the dregur entered into fully and fairly.  They will help us
deal with the few among them who are criminal."
     "They'll...help?" Zilla asked faintly.  "Wonderful.  Just wonderful."
     "They said they'd clean up their own snakes."  The gladiators turned to peer
into the dark corner.  The man sitting there, who had been so silent he hadn't been
noticed, was plainly a Karnhorn.  A Karnhorn of a familiar type--by his clothing,
which was fashionable but not highly so, and very plainly made, a man of the lower
ranks of the nobility, and impoverished, Aghtamar decided.  Probably a minor
bureaucrat.  Which made his presence here, on terms of familiarity with the Prince of
Malcorn, a puzzle.  Not her puzzle to solve, she hoped.
     "I know they did, Tiljanz, and I believe they intend to do so," Malcorn replied. 
"But I don't see any harm in providing them with...witnesses to their fulfillment of
the agreement."
     "To make sure they have no second thoughts?" Tiljanz asked.  He sounded a little
amused, but only a little.  "No harm in that," he agreed.  "I shall certainly go
along to see that the terms of the agreement are met."
     "No offense intended," Fist said quickly, "but this will be a job for warriors.
You don't look like--"
     "I am not a warrior," the young Karnhorn answered calmly.  "And I take no
offense at your warning, intended as it is to preserve my life.  But life is not
enough, there must be self-respect, as well."
     "Tiljanz al Burgos is as steady a man as you'll find," Malcorn cut in.  "He
won't run, and he won't get in your way.  We'll take him with us."
     "With...us?" Aghtamar asked faintly.
     "Yes, I'm coming, too," the Prince of Malcorn answered.

     Fist of Kjarran had expected to leave immediately, or at least first thing the
next morning.  But two full days passed before Lord Malcorn and the Karnhorn
bureaucrat were ready to go.  Two days during which he considered going without them.
But there were always several Shews, large, Lord Protector Shews, standing between
him and the door when those thoughts came to him.
     And then when they did finally set out, Fist of Kjarran, Aghtamar, Zilla, Cadal,
Malcorn, and Tiljanz al Burgos, Fist found himself wishing that some of those big,
tough-looking Shews were coming, too.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 479): E. VICTOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 477): SMELLY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 473): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 473): CRIMSON of PHOENIX (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 471): TWO GLASS EYES of SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 470): TRAGIC TUESDAY of QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 235): POPPY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 462): GOLDIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 459): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 457): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 450): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 413): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 210): 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 338): WORMY of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 318): MARTINE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 140): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 363): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 479): DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 477): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 473): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 473): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 471): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 470): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 235): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 462): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 459): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 457): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 450): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 413): KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 210): 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 338): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 318): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 140): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 363): MEOW MIX, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 479): E. VICTOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
              (turn 478): SCHIZOPHRENIC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
                          GWEN RYDER of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 477): SMELLY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (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 471): ASH of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
                            BECKY of BLADES OF STEEL (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 462): COBRA of DEATH THREAT (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): FREY of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, 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  45 STORMCROWE (turn 210): BINGE N PURGE 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  For every 
winner there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at BARJIN'S BEST, who 
went down to 4th from 10th.  Life is tough.  Coming up with a solid 4-1-0 outing, 
BLOODSUCKERS has advanced 6 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for 
DENOGGINIZER, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing OCTAPUSSY like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was 
OCTAPUSSY, who dropped 18 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
DENOGGINIZER.  Our battling duelmaster SMELLY CAT has managed to hold the title, 
fending off TILLOUISA's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, SWEET 
MAGIC.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.  
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid ARENA FELINES II, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does RIZTAB really have that 
many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch POWERPUFF GIRLS' act in the 
arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from ARENA FELINES II.  And 
who is this BRIARTHORN you ask, with 42 points and a 6-6-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I 
could tell!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud 
choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DENOGGINIZER 5702            14  11  1   110       BLOODSUCKERS (416)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAGGLE PUSS 5731            13  11  1   108       ARENA FELINES (177)
-HOFFA'S BANE 3554            22  17  0   101       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
-AISLE GET YOU! 5100          18  13  2    95       HELL-MART (531)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770         11   6  1    88       ARENA FELINES (177)
 OCTAPUSSY 5720               16  10  1    86       ARENA FELINES II (565)
-97 ITEM EXPRESS 5153         21  12  0    81       HELL-MART (531)
 KNOTHEAD 5727                15   7  1    79       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 TILLOUISA 5680               18  16  1    75       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 RIFT 3922                    11   9  1    75       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 PHANTAST 5737                10  13  2    70       DREAMERS (142)
 DROMMARE 5755                13   8  1    67       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SISONGOEN 5168                8  17  1    66       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 SOMNUS 5708                  10  18  1    65       DREAMERS (142)
-XXL STRETCH PANTS 5634        8   6  0    62       HELL-MART (531)
 BATAAKAPPU 5698              12  13  1    61       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 NANETTE 5629                  8  33  1    58       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THAT WARRIOR 5444             4   5  1    55       THAT TEAM (556)
 BLOOD BUD 5774                9   4  0    50       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 SHANIA TWAIN 4277             5   2  1    49       COUNTRY SUCKS (452)
 WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? 5773     7   8  0    46       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 METER MAID 5789               5   7  0    43       THE LAWMEN (148)
 BRIARTHORN 5671               6   6  0    42       DARKMOON (448)
-RIPSAW MCGRAW 5588            6   2  0    41       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 SONADOR 5769                  8   9  0    37       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)
 GRAYOLA 64-PACK 5839          2   0  0    31       HELL-MART (531)
 JUDGE PARKER 5845             3   2  0    29       THE LAWMEN (148)
 BELLOTA 5832                  3   3  0    25       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEADY EDDIE 5785             6   5  0    23       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 DREBIN 2.0 5844               3   2  0    22       THE LAWMEN (148)
-KORTUL 5829                   2   1  0    22       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
 NOREEN 5783                   3  11  0    20       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-SHORT TERM 2 5787             1   0  0    19       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 WHIPPED 5868                  2   0  0    15       ARENA FELINES II (565)
-LOST GERBIL 5686              2   2  0    14       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 SONG OF SUMMER 5790           1  11  0    14       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 MERINDA 5828                  3   4  0    13       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SHORTHAIREDLONGTERM 5846      3   2  0    13       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 THAT GUY 5442                 1   0  0    13       THAT TEAM (556)
 JULIE BEAN 5869               1   0  0    13       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
-FAST TRACK 5820               2   2  0    12       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
-REJ THE BLADE 5850            2   0  0    12       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
 DOLLY 5864                    1   1  0    11       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 STANK SHANK 5863              1   2  0    10       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-SILKE 5831                    2   2  0     8       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
 BILL TILGHMAN 5854            1   3  0     8       THE LAWMEN (148)
-HAVOKK 5851                   1   1  0     8       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
 SCREAMING PIXIE 5797          0   1  0     7       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
 REVEUR 5843                   0   3  0     7       DREAMERS (142)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POT BELLY 5819                1   3  0     6       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
-GREY THE SILENT 5830          1   3  0     6       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
 MOLLY 5865                    1   1  0     4       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 TOM SMITH 5876                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?
BAT MASTERSON 3384    12 13 1 THE LAWMEN 148        DENOGGINIZER 5702     474 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Snagglepuss -- Your notched teeth worry me.  Is that a notch for each canary you've
eaten? -- Tillouisa

What's New Pussycat? -- Not enough. -- Nanette

Bill Tilghman -- Surrendered like a gentleman, sir. -- Noreen

Sonador -- (suspiciously)  Was that you doing the tuba accompaniment last night? --
Song of Summer

Reveur -- But I'm an insomniac, you see. -- Merinda

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

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRAYOLA 64-PACK devastated NOREEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DENOGGINIZER vanquished OCTAPUSSY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
THAT WARRIOR was demolished by RIFT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BRIARTHORN was viciously subdued by BATAAKAPPU in a 2 minute gory Challenge contest.
BELLOTA was overpowered by BLOOD BUD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
JUDGE PARKER overpowered MERINDA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
MOLLY was viciously subdued by SHORTHAIREDLONGTERM in a 7 minute competition.
DOLLY unbelievably bested BILL TILGHMAN in a 4 minute gory beginner's Challenge duel.
SMELLY CAT vanquished TILLOUISA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SNAGGLE PUSS defeated KNOTHEAD in a popular 1 minute expert's match.
JOSTLING JAGUAR overpowered SOMNUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
PHANTAST bested NANETTE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory veteran's battle.
DROMMARE handily defeated WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
SHANIA TWAIN overpowered SONADOR in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
DREBIN 2.0 was handily defeated by BLACK BARTOK in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
METER MAID devastated FRED THE UNREADY in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
STEADY EDDIE luckily beat SONG OF SUMMER in a exciting 7 minute brutal match.
WHIPPED overpowered SCREAMING PIXIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched fight.
REVEUR was bested by STANK SHANK in a 2 minute novice's bout.
THAT GUY vanquished TOM SMITH in a 1 minute one-sided match.
JULIE BEAN handily defeated KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  37 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   53 -  43 -  2      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK    61 -  51 -  5      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  17 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  26 -  1      28  |

Turn 478 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DENOGGINIZER 5702          14  11  1  110 BLOODSUCKERS (416)
STRIKING ATTACK  SNAGGLE PUSS 5731          13  11  1  108 ARENA FELINES (177)
SLASHING ATTACK  OCTAPUSSY 5720             16  10  1   86 ARENA FELINES II (565)
LUNGING ATTACK   TILLOUISA 5680             18  16  1   75 SWEET MAGIC (267)
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 SONG OF SUMMER 5790.  The ten other most popular fighters were SNAGGLE PUSS 5731, 
BILL TILGHMAN 5854, JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770, PHANTAST 5737, BATAAKAPPU 5698, BLOOD BUD 
5774, DENOGGINIZER 5702, JUDGE PARKER 5845, KNOTHEAD 5727, and DROMMARE 5755.

The least popular fighter this week was MOLLY 5865.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STEADY EDDIE 5785, TOM SMITH 5876, DREBIN 2.0 5844, SONADOR 5769, 
TILLOUISA 5680, DOLLY 5864, SHORTHAIREDLONGTERM 5846, MERINDA 5828, OCTAPUSSY 5720, 
and JULIE BEAN 5869.

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

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