Date   : 02/11/2004    Duedate: 02/24/2004


DM-12    TURN-483

This Weeks Top Honors


(12-5727) [18-8-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KNOTHEAD                       WAX HOSTILE
BLOODSUCKERS (416)             HIGH JINKS (584)
(12-5727) [18-8-1,107]         (12-5888) [4-1-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RIFT                           JOSTLING JAGUAR
SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)           ARENA FELINES (177)
(12-3922) [13-11-1,81]         (12-5770) [14-8-1,90]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
2. POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)       31      ARENA FELINES II (565)
3. SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)        30      Unchartered Team
4. BLOODSUCKERS (416)          29
5. HIGH JINKS (584)            24      HIGH JINKS (584)

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)   233 130 20 64.2   1/ 3 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       10  5 0
 2/ 2 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)     117  72  5 61.9   2/ 9 THE CITY (570)            8  2 0
 3/ 3 HELL-MART (531)          123  76  2 61.8   3/ 7 TEAM GNASTY (460)         7  4 0
 4/ 4 THE CITY (570)            52  33  5 61.2   4/ 8 HELL-MART (531)           6  3 0
 5/ 6 THE LAWMEN (148)         464 344 29 57.4   5/ 4*HIGH JINKS (584)          6  8 0
 6/ 7 ARENA FELINES (177)      623 465 60 57.3   6/ 1 DREAMERS (142)            6  9 2
 7- 8 LOBOTOMATION (502)       108  95  7 53.2   7/ 2 ARENA FELINES (177)       6  9 1
 8/ 5*HIGH JINKS (584)          12  12  1 50.0   8/ 5 THE LAWMEN (148)          5  5 0
 9/ 9 DREAMERS (142)           904 955 79 48.6   9/10 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)     5  7 0
10/10 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       306 330 28 48.1  10/11 SWEET MAGIC (267)         5 10 0
11/11 TEAM GNASTY (460)         51  63  7 44.7  11/13 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)      3  1 1
12/12 SWEET MAGIC (267)        313 496  9 38.7  12/ 6 ARENA FELINES II (565)    3  4 0
13/13 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)    127 212  4 37.5  13/14*WANDERING MONSTERS (575)  2  2 0
14-14*THE BIG STUDDS (80)        2   5  0 28.6  14-12 LOBOTOMATION (502)        1  0 0
15/15*WANDERING MONSTERS (575)   2   5  0 28.6  15-15*THE BIG STUDDS (80)       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 #76 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Various places in Zukal:

     "There are warriors coming.  Several of them from Free Blades, in fact," Kitala
the Bold, Lady Protector of Crysalis, reported.  She picked with most comfortable
chair in the Blue Moon guildhouse's common room with an unerring instinct and settled
into it.  "Maybe one or two from Crysalis, as well.  Me, anyway.  I'm getting bored
on the Isle."
     "When?" Jorja asked.  She didn't much like Kitala--they'd trained on the same
team in Lin Tirian years ago--but she could work with the woman.  Kitala had a
deserved reputation for getting things done.  Things no one else wanted to do, and by
Mantor's Shining Sword, dealing with Sekahos was not something Jorja wanted to do.
She hated politics.  "The sooner we get started, the sooner we'll be done with it."
     "Couple of weeks, probably," Kitala said after a moment's thought.  "These
things don't happen all at once.  People have to cancel their dental appointments,
sublet their apartments, find someone to walk their dogs, stuff like that.  Some of
'em even consult their managers!"  The Lubanese woman shook her head as at an
inexplicable marvel.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Ghenis crouched on a roof and looked down at soldiers marching through an alley.
They were some of Sekahos's men, heading for a brothel, not that it mattered.  Any
soldiers would do for this test.  When they were all in the alley and in his sight,
Ghenis clutched his talisman and muttered, "Stop these men, make them helpless to
prevent anything I would inflict on them in Your Name."  Then he held his breath,
waiting to see if the Dark God of the cult would answer his request.  If the Demongod
answered, then he would know that the cult was real, whatever fripperies Pelishtekan
dressed it in.  And if there was no answer....  The gladiator bared his teeth in a
silent snarl.  There was, somewhere, just such a Demongod.  He knew it.  And he would
find that Demongod and unleash it on the Ferencian and the others who would propose a
false cult, just for the money and power it gave them.  Let all false prophets
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     In the principal hall of Zukal's grandest palace, the man who was now calling
himself Prince Sekahos scowled at his advisors.  "It's outrageous!  Intolerable!
     "It has happened, even so, Prince," Amar Yayoi said.  He was the Prince's
battlemage and chief adviser.  "Some fool among the benighted heathen of this land
has let loose a tribe of Old Ones, dregur as they are called here, against us.  We
must re-bind--"
     "Why can't we get them on our side?" the Prince demanded.  "If these local
yokels bound them before, then the dregur must hate them even more than they hate us.
Why not form an alliance?"
     "A novel idea," the mage said slowly, "but I would recommend against it.  The
Old Ones are not noted for their willingness to accommodate to we who are the Younger
Peoples."  He watched closely as Sekahos considered this and felt a sinking in the
pit of his stomach.  His Prince was going to demand that the attempt be made.  It
could lead to the deepest disaster, and even if an alliance successfully forged, it
could not be depended upon.  The Old Ones were masters of that special treachery
which was produced by following agreements to the exact letter.
     Whatever Sekahos might have said next was swept aside by the entry of Vilardet,
the Prince's master of spies and assassins.  The dark-faced intriguer (he was half
Ferencian and half Kannar) sketched the formal sequences of bows and salutes and
plunged quickly into his report.  "The assassin sent against Kinnishan of Chimlevtal
failed, Prince.  Bad enough in itself, of course, but worse that it has alerted the
cursed Chimlevtans against further attempts."  What Vilardet did not say, but Yayoi
knew quite well, was that the spymaster had argued against that precipitate action.
But he was wise enough not to say "I told you so," not to THIS prince.
     "Kinnishan must die!" Sekahos shouted.  "He's a reactionary!  A cursed populist!
He is blocking my path of expansion, refusing to pay tribute, providing a base for my
     "All this is true," Yayoi said calmly, "but there are other ways to slay a tiger
than by charging it with a spear."
     "Let us set a trap for your enemy, Prince," Vilardet agreed.  "Let us lead him
to destroy himself, and not only himself but those who would ally with him against
     "This would be a great coup," the mage urged, taking up the argument in his
turn.  "Not only would your immediate enemies be removed, but their purpose in
opposing you would be so discredited that others will hesitate to rise against in the
     "And in the doing of it," Vilardet went on, "another danger might also be
reduced...if Kinnishan is brought to attack the Light of Barikala, for instance?"
     Even Sekahos hesitated over that suggestion.  Inzolas had dispatched men to take
Barikala early in the invasion.  They had succeeded, but soon afterward had ceased to
communicate.  Spies sent to that great island in the years since had never returned.
Ships passing too close to it had vanished without a trace.  No one knew what,
precisely, was happening there.  The only thing to be seen which might have a bearing
on the disappearances was a pillar of light, vast, brilliant, and unaccountable, that
rose from the center of the island.  What that pillar meant, was, or did was unknown.
"Would he be such a fool?" the Prince asked finally.
     The spymaster shrugged.  "It doesn't matter.  A situation can be contrived where
he has no CHOICE but to approach the Light.  That, or lose his throne and his allies,
which would serve our purposes well enough."
     There were several minutes of silence while all considered the possibilities.
"Do it," Sekahos said finally.

In and around Kurukar:

     He who was now known as the Black Kaliv stood behind the altar, waiting.  No
moon shone on Kurukar, nor had it since the Kaliv had come into his full power.  But
there was something in the sky which gave a blood-colored light.  The Kaliv said,
     A woman walked toward him through the icy night.  She had been a gladiator once,
before the closing of Kurukar's arena.  She was not afraid of pain and death.  But
she was afraid now.  Terrified, not for her life but for her soul.  She would have
run screaming into the dark forest had the spell not bound her limbs to the Kaliv's
will.  She would not have survived such a flight, for the men--the CREATURES--who
served the Black Kaliv were behind her.  But it would have been a cleaner death.
     She reached the altar and stopped, staring across it and awaiting the next
     Fingers half numb with cold fumbled at the fibula holding the white cloth around
her.  Like a winding sheet, it was.  She willed her fingers to seize the clasp, to
drive the long fang of metal into her own flesh and end it all now.  Her fingers
dropped the fibula onto the cloth at her feet.
     She could sense the creatures close behind her.  They were foul things, even the
one who was human.  But she wished one of them--any one of them--would reach out and
take her life.  Now.  Before it was too late.
     "Lie on the altar," the Kaliv said.
     She did so.
     The four creatures came forward, and each of them seized one of her limbs,
holding her in place though she wasn't struggling.  The Kaliv raised a dagger over
her; it burned red in the light of the not-moon in the sky.  With a single word, he
released the spell that bound her limbs to his will.
     She screamed and fought.
     Until the dagger came down.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Kholzern, Commander of the East for the Black Kaliv, stepped aboard his
flagship.  He wore a form that was nearly human, but his sailors were not deceived.
They had seen Kholzern in the heat of battle, when he wasted no energy on such
disguises.  But he always won those battles, so they accepted his alien origin, even
when it made their blood run cold.  Not that they had a choice.  Those who had
protested serving under Commander Kholzern had...vanished.
     "North," Kholzern said, "then east through the canal to Aljafir Bay.  Aljafir
and Stormcrowe must be subdued so that we may secure out outlet into the Storm Sea."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Tashart, Commander of the West, was not at all human and made no effort to
disguise that fact.  He gestured with a tentacle to the helmsman of his flagship.
"South," his piping voice ordered.  "All shipping which does not bear the standard of
Jhuizkhal is to be destroyed.  Three ships to blockade the mouth of North Fork's
river, the rest to invest Veastian.  Not a ship shall move along this coast without
my leave."

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 484): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 482): TILLOUISA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 478): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 478): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 475): TRAGIC TUESDAY of QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 237): IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 467): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 235): SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): JOHNNY B GOODE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 455): IRON-HIDE of FERROUS MEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 212): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 343): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 142): PRIZMATYK WAHL of MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 484): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 482): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 478): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 478): DARK WARRIORS (Arcane's Den, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 475): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 237): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 467): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 235): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 462): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 455): STRONGHOLD (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 212): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): MY DAY (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 343): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 142): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 368): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 483): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 481): OCTAPUSSY of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 478): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
                            NEIGH! of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 477): ROWARDENN of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 466): MONTY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): JOHNNY B GOODE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                                   Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                       (turn 461): OLD MAJOR of PIG BATTALION (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     A good try, Somnus, but I think it was that extra cup of coffee.  I am EXTREMELY
wide awake.


                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of RIZTAB!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Woof!  DREAMERS were a bunch of 
dogs after BLOODSUCKERS got through with 'em!  6th ain't so sweet as 1st!  Hmmmph!  I 
always thought ARENA FELINES II was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 
1-0-0!  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  
Block out the pain!  THE CITY is now ranked 2nd with a 4-1-0 turn.  It seems so 
recently people were saying POWERPUFF GIRLS was washed up, finished.  But 3-1-0 moved 
them up 1.  I guess they're washed no more...  What's with SKULKING THIEF?  He 
actually beat DREAMERS' SEER, and walked away with 24 more points from the fight.  
Major screwup at DREAMERS.  SEER lost 18 points to SKULKING THIEF.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe SEER will provide more easy wins...  I'm sure RIZTAB is 
excited about KNOTHEAD, the new Duelmaster from BLOODSUCKERS.  (remember?)  But when 
you've seen as many as I have...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting! 
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was ARENA FELINES.  In my day, no team with a 620-463-60 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, HELL-MART?  What do people see in NANETTE?  Hers 10-36-2?  SWEET MAGIC 
ain't talkin', but she's got 70 points.  XXL STRETCH PANTS expects the easy win by 
going 16 points down.  SOMNUS will find this a hard lesson!  I have to get this off 
my chest.  What a low dog, XXL STRETCH PANTS!  It can't set itself up in a real 
match.  I was sorry to see SOMNUS lose.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  MERINDA of SWEET MAGIC didn't know when to quit.  
When you've got a 4-8-0, that's a good sign.  Now she's dead.  Many a warrior has met 
his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
RIZTAB is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KNOTHEAD 5727                18   8  1   107       BLOODSUCKERS (416)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ILLUMINAUGHTY 5423           15   7  0   122       LOBOTOMATION (502)
 BARRY 5663                   16  10  0   106       THE CITY (570)
 XXL STRETCH PANTS 5634       12   7  0   102       HELL-MART (531)
-HOFFA'S BANE 3554            22  17  0   101       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
-AISLE GET YOU! 5100          18  13  2    95       HELL-MART (531)
-FLADRAKEEN OOSCH 4396        16  14  1    91       TEAM GNASTY (460)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770         14   8  1    90       ARENA FELINES (177)
 PHANTAST 5737                13  15  2    90       DREAMERS (142)
 TILLOUISA 5680               21  18  1    88       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 THE TICK 5659                12   3  0    88       THE CITY (570)
-97 ITEM EXPRESS 5153         21  12  0    81       HELL-MART (531)
 RIFT 3922                    13  11  1    81       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 SOMNUS 5708                  12  21  1    78       DREAMERS (142)
 NANETTE 5629                 10  36  2    70       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 DROMMARE 5755                14  12  2    68       DREAMERS (142)
 BATAAKAPPU 5698              14  16  1    68       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOOD BUD 5774               12   5  0    66       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 ARTHUR 5662                   8   7  1    66       THE CITY (570)
 SONADOR 5769                 12  10  0    64       DREAMERS (142)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? 5773     9   9  0    56       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 BAT MANUAL 5660               7   8  1    54       THE CITY (570)
 TOM SMITH 5876                4   2  0    53       THE LAWMEN (148)
 CHAINSAW VIGILANTE 5775       7   3  1    49       THE CITY (570)
 GRAYOLA 64-PACK 5839          5   2  0    49       HELL-MART (531)
 AF BOX GNASTY 5417            7   1  0    42       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 PIZZARRHEA 5750               7   4  0    38       HELL-MART (531)
 JULIE BEAN 5869               4   2  0    38       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 DREBIN 2.0 5844               5   4  0    35       THE LAWMEN (148)
 STANK SHANK 5863              4   3  0    34       BLOODSUCKERS (416)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIRTY SANCHEZ 5725            3   1  0    33       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 JUDGE PARKER 5845             4   4  0    32       THE LAWMEN (148)
 SHORTHAIREDLONGTERM 5846      5   5  0    30       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 STEADY EDDIE 5785             7   8  0    29       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 FREAKY BARBER 5283            6   5  2    29       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 WAX HOSTILE 5888              4   1  0    29       HIGH JINKS (584)
 NOREEN 5783                   3  16  0    25       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 POT BELLY 5819                2   3  1    24       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 SONG OF SUMMER 5790           2  15  0    24       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 HOVAN HATER 5904              2   1  0    24       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 SKULKING THIEF 5794           1   0  0    24       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BILL TILGHMAN 5854            3   4  0    22       THE LAWMEN (148)
 CROUCHING TIGER 5899          2   2  0    22       ARENA FELINES (177)
 CAT MAN DON'T 5893            3   2  0    20       ARENA FELINES (177)
 CAT TAGIOUS 5900              2   2  1    20       ARENA FELINES (177)
 SCREAMING PIXIE 5797          1   2  0    19       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
-WHIPPED 5868                  3   1  0    16       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 FAST TRACK 5820               2   3  0    15       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 TWIGGY 5912                   1   0  0    15       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 SWAT CAT 5905                 1   1  0    14       ARENA FELINES (177)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMSTER GIRL 5911             1   0  0    13       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 BASS REEVES 5901              1   1  0    12       THE LAWMEN (148)
 DASTARDLY DAN 5887            3   2  0    11       HIGH JINKS (584)
 GNASTY EDGAR 5867             1   1  0    10       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 LUNGING PIRATE 5795           0   1  0     9       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
-SATANTRICA 5546               1   3  0     6       LOBOTOMATION (502)
-CAT MAN DO 5891               1   2  0     6       ARENA FELINES II (565)
 SEER 5909                     1   1  1     5       DREAMERS (142)
-YAZ SISYPHUS 590              1   1  0     4       THE BIG STUDDS (80)
-SCHTUPERGIRL 5567             0   2  0     2       LOBOTOMATION (502)
-THUMPER 592                   0   1  0     1       THE BIG STUDDS (80)
-STUDLY 591                    0   1  0     1       THE BIG STUDDS (80)
-IGY SISYPHUS 589              0   1  0     1       THE BIG STUDDS (80)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LORD NEVAR 593         1  1 0 THE BIG STUDDS 80     SEER 5909             482         
SHADOW-BOX 5889        2  3 1 HIGH JINKS 584        SPYMASTER TORRIC 495  483 NONE    
SAFFY 5903             1  1 0 HIGH JINKS 584        HEZDLAT THE GIANT 494 483 NONE    
CRUSHER 5921           0  1 0 HIGH JINKS 584        DEMRON THE DARK 497   483 NONE    
RUMOR MILL 5886        1  1 0 HIGH JINKS 584        CAT TAGIOUS 5900      480 REVENGED
BELLOTA 5832           5  4 0 POWERPUFF GIRLS 522   DROMMARE 5755         481 REVENGED
MERINDA 5828           4  8 0 SWEET MAGIC 267       POT BELLY 5819        483         
THAT WARRIOR 5444      4  6 1 THAT TEAM 556         NANETTE 5629          479 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mgr. Wandering Monsters -- Well struck.  You backed into the revenging, and I'll take
it. -- Jondeaux

Swat Cat -- We've a manager who's...well, I don't want to say he's a bit on the
demonstrable side, howevvvver...but you judge.  Lost in one of his moods last night
during the evening meal, he all of a sudden gets up and goes into the kitchen area,
makes a "thump" then comes out rolling the chopping block which he proceeds to stand
up in the corner proclaiming "This is going to stay out here for a while."  As
kitchen-ware goes, it's surprisingly unconductive to good digestion. -- Wax Hostile

Hovan Hater -- I seem to have ended up with a mole's-eye view of the fight.  How'd I
do? -- Dastardly Dan

XXL Stretch Pants -- Gosh, I didn't know there WAS that much stretch!  That is truly
amazing. -- Nanette

Drebin 2.0 -- Two point oh what?  Is this some kind of test? -- Merinda

Freaky Barber -- No, I do NOT want a mohawk!  Gods, the things some people call
"fashion"! -- Noreen

Af Box Gnasty -- How can you be a Shew when you're so short?  It's a travesty. --
Song of Summer

Dastardly Dan -- You were "afore" the mast?  What had you done that the poor mast
should chase you for two years?  That seems like cruelty.  To masts.  And maybe
albatrosses. Or is it albatrossi? -- Surfer Sam, acting manager of Sweet Magic while
Jorja's busy elsewhere

Snowdrift -- Ah.  Um...ah.  I think I get your drift. -- Merinda
P.S.  Or am I confusing you with somebody else?
P.P.S.  Or are you confusing me with something else?

Tillouisa -- Ya know, I never really thought about it.  I guess that's something I
can think about while I'm on vacation. -- Ooscher

Song Of Summer -- Good thing Simon wasn't in the audience.  I think your song needs a
touch of work and I'm afraid your presentation isn't that great either. -- Box Gnatsy

Chainsaw Vigilante -- Now that...that wasn't cool!  Here I am trying to make an
honest living and you cut me down like a spot of shrubbery! -- Dirty Sanchez

All -- Hey!  Been gone a spell and I don't know who's aligned with whom if at all.
Can someone fill me in? -- Big Gnasty, mgr. Team Gnasty

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much

trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHADOW-BOX was butchered by SPYMASTER TORRIC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SAFFY was viciously butchered by HEZDLAT THE GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CRUSHER was murdered by DEMRON THE DARK in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GRAYOLA 64-PACK lost to NANETTE in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
XXL STRETCH PANTS devastated SOMNUS in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
DROMMARE was viciously subdued by RIFT in a popular 2 minute expert's Challenge brawl.
BATAAKAPPU was overpowered by PHANTAST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
JOSTLING JAGUAR was luckily beaten by BARRY in a 6 minute expert's Challenge melee.
FREAKY BARBER was vanquished by TOM SMITH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BLOOD BUD vanquished CHAINSAW VIGILANTE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JUDGE PARKER was viciously subdued by BAT MANUAL in a popular 2 minute Challenge bout.
PIZZARRHEA demolished NOREEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
AF BOX GNASTY unbelievably bested STANK SHANK in a exciting 2 minute Challenge battle.
JULIE BEAN devastated STEADY EDDIE in a 3 minute bloody mismatched Challenge bout.
BASS REEVES was savagely defeated by SONG OF SUMMER in a 5 minute Challenge duel.
GNASTY EDGAR was overcome by SWAT CAT in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
TILLOUISA was devastated by KNOTHEAD in a 1 minute one-sided Title brawl.
THE TICK beat SONADOR in a exciting 6 minute veteran's match.
ARTHUR overpowered DREBIN 2.0 in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
CROUCHING TIGER was bested by DIRTY SANCHEZ in a 1 minute contest.
SHORTHAIREDLONGTERM narrowly defeated SCREAMING PIXIE in a 8 minute gruesome fight.
MERINDA was murdered by POT BELLY in a 1 minute uneven bout.
FAST TRACK was vanquished by WAX HOSTILE in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
CAT MAN DON'T overpowered KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DASTARDLY DAN was overpowered by CAT TAGIOUS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SEER was overpowered by SKULKING THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HOVAN HATER overpowered LUNGING PIRATE in a 1 minute uneven match.
TWIGGY overpowered WILLIE THE RAT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HAMSTER GIRL overpowered KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  17         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    54 -  41 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   44 -  36 -  3      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    54 -  48 -  5      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        11 -  22 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  33 -  1      28  |

Turn 483 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-RIPOSTE      3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  9         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  8         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   KNOTHEAD 5727              18   8  1  107 BLOODSUCKERS (416)
TOTAL PARRY      BARRY 5663                 16  10  0  106 THE CITY (570)
PARRY-STRIKE     XXL STRETCH PANTS 5634     12   7  0  102 HELL-MART (531)
LUNGING ATTACK   TILLOUISA 5680             21  18  1   88 SWEET MAGIC (267)
STRIKING ATTACK  ARTHUR 5662                 8   7  1   66 THE CITY (570)
WALL OF STEEL    AF BOX GNASTY 5417          7   1  0   42 TEAM GNASTY (460)
AIMED BLOW       JULIE BEAN 5869             4   2  0   38 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RIFT 3922.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770.  The ten other most popular fighters were SONADOR 5769, BAT 
5790, JULIE BEAN 5869, BASS REEVES 5901, SAFFY 5903, and NANETTE 5629.

The least popular fighter this week was LUNGING PIRATE 5795.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SEER 5909, DASTARDLY DAN 5887, FAST TRACK 5820, MERINDA 5828,