DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/28/2003    Duedate: 07/11/2003

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-463

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MANAGER TC'S
IT'S JUST WRONG (511)
(16-4885) [9-1-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MANAGER TC'S                   PRINCE ALEX
IT'S JUST WRONG (511)          NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)
(16-4885) [9-1-0,126]          (16-5163) [4-1-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PAZUZU                         SEXY FLANDERS
THE BLACKHEARTS (356)          HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (454)
(16-4318) [15-16-1,81]         (16-5087) [6-1-1,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BROWN'S BLADES (539)        37
2. LOOK OUT! (530)             31      LOOK OUT! (530)
3. WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)       25      Unchartered Team
4. SILK AND STEEL (537)        24
5. WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)    22      SILK AND STEEL (537)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 LOOK OUT! (530)           21   6  1 77.8   1/ 1 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532) 10  4 0
 2/ 3 IT'S JUST WRONG (511)     10   3  1 76.9   2/ 2 COLOR ME (350)           10  5 0
 3/ 1*SILK AND STEEL (537)      11   4  0 73.3   3/14*BROWN'S BLADES (539)      6  3 0
 4/ 4 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)  33  15  3 68.8   4/ 8 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     6  3 0
 5/ 5*BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    11   8  1 57.9   5/ 4*PHOENIX (536)             6  4 1
 6/ 6 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)    49  36  5 57.6   6/ 5 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)    6  7 0
 7/ 7 GEN KHAN (485)           135 107  5 55.8   7/ 3 GEN KHAN (485)            6  9 0
 8/ 8*PHOENIX (536)             11   9  1 55.0   8/10 LOOK OUT! (530)           5  1 0
 9/ 0 ALL-TIME GREATS (458)     90  76  3 54.2   9/ 9*BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    5  4 0
10/ 0 HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (454)  85  75  4 53.1  10/ 7 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       5  9 0
11/ 9 COLOR ME (350)            92  83  3 52.6  11/12*NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)     4 11 0
12/10 THE BLACKHEARTS (356)    310 329 21 48.5  12/13 IT'S JUST WRONG (511)     3  0 0
13/17*BROWN'S BLADES (539)       8   9  0 47.1  13/11*SILK AND STEEL (537)      3  2 0
14/12 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     46  52  2 46.9  14/ 6*CRIMSON WOLVES (538)      3 12 1
15-11 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    172 197 13 46.6  15/ 0 HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (454)  2  0 0
16/13 YAMABUSHI (432)           63  83  5 43.2  16/16 YAMABUSHI (432)           2  2 0
17/ 0 LUST MUPPETS (188)        46  66  0 41.1  17/18 THE BLACKHEARTS (356)     2  5 0
18/14 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      307 468 10 39.6  18-17 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     1  4 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-15 THE BLACK COMPANY (459)   13  21  0 38.2  19/ 0 LUST MUPPETS (188)        1  4 0
20/18*NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)      8  17  0 32.0  20/ 0 ALL-TIME GREATS (458)     0  2 0
21/16*CRIMSON WOLVES (538)       6  18  3 25.0  21-15 THE BLACK COMPANY (459)   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 #63 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Riztab:

     With all the snow of the winter just past, the lake was higher than usual.  At
least two feet higher, Spymaster Torric guessed, looking at the water that now stood
waist high in the doorway of the old arena records building.  He hadn't liked going
in there to hunt for old records when the water was barely up to his knees.  Now...
no.  No way he was going in there; anything could be hidden by that dark water.
     "What idiot made the decision to leave the records down there, anyway?" Jorja,
manager of Sweet Magic, asked.  "It's so stupid!"
     Torric shrugged.  "Gladiators and managers don't have the copyright on stupid,"
he said mildly.  "I'm not sure if it was Arenamaster Rillion or First Citizen Makrok
who made the decision, but the other one concurred in it."
     "Sounds like maybe the both had something to hide," Garfield, manager of Arena
Felines, murmured.  "I wonder what?"
     "Don't we all," Torric responded.  That Rillion tA and Makrok should have a
secret they had succeeded in hiding offended him.  He was supposed to be able to find
things out, and so far he hadn't scratched the surface on that.
     "Are the records even THERE?" Garfield asked.  "Maybe Rillion tA just said
they're stored down here to keep you from finding out that they're gone."
     "They were here a little while ago."  Torric frowned.  "Four years?  Five?
Something like that, I think--but I know the records still existed back then,
whenever, because I consulted them to find out about the earliest teams here.  For
Sleepy, that was.  Then something came up--the invasion, I think?  Anyway, I didn't
go back.  But--"  He jumped as a crazy howl floated over the water.  "I hate coming
here so late in the day," he muttered, glancing anxiously to the west.  The sun was
slipping behind a bank of clouds.
     "If somebody's messing around in the records storage, late in the day is the
time to watch for him.  Be glad we can't see in the dark and watch after sunset!"
Jorja advised.
     "Huh.  I wish now I hadn't mentioned that Jaguar saw someone down this way."
Garfield eyed the dark water with disfavor.  "Better I should have stayed at the
guildhouse and whacked him a couple of times for wandering around where he shouldn't
be."
     The howl came again, from far out over the lake.  A chorus, several voices
saluting the coming night.
     "Loons," Torric said uneasily.  "We always have some loons on this lake.
Horrible birds."
     "It sounds more like wolves to me," Jorja countered, "or even hounds."
     "Not on the lake!"
     "I know, but--"
     Another chorus of howls, this time accompanied by a deep-throated hunting horn.
     "It IS hounds!"  Garfield backed up a couple of steps.  "I don't like dogs."
     "And I don't like anything that can hunt on the surface of the lake," Jorja
agreed.  She backed up with him.  Spymaster Torric was already behind them and edging
farther back.  "But I'd like to know what it is."
     "It's us cats that are supposed to be curious," Garfield reminded her.
     "Yeah, but it kills you cats.  Don't want that--who'd I have to talk to?"  She
stiffened, staring out over the water intently.  With the sun sinking into the clouds
and the forest shadowing the lake anyway, it was hard to be sure, but she thought
something--bigger than any water bird--was moving out there.
     The horn blew once more, a long note with more chilling menace in it than
anything either manager had heard.  The horn call was backed by the baying of the
unnatural pack.  The twilight took the shape of a pack of tall hounds and three lean
horsemen sweeping forward across the glassy surface of the water.
     "They're headed for the old records building," Garfield noted in a steady voice.
"I don't think I want to hang around to welcome them."
     "Right."  Jorja joined his retreat.  She shivered a little in the night air.
"This calls for strong drink in a warm, crowded tavern."

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #64 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Ibizond, Korga, and in between:

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

Near Malcorn:

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

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 466): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 462): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 462): MANAGER TC'S of IT'S JUST WRONG (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 460): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 459): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz, 
                            acting mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 451): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 448): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 402): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 204): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 199): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 186): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 327): HAIRY TUB of MY BATHROOM (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 307): VLADIMIR TALTOS of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 352): BLACKMYTH of SHADOWS from ARUAK CITY (

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): none
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 466): ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 462): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 462): WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 460): WHEN EAGLES DARE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 459): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 451): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 448): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 402): KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 204): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 199): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 186): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 327): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 307): BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 352): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): INDIGO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 465): WILD BILL of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 462): IMA MAROON of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
                           GINGER BROWN of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 459): SEAR ICECAP of LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          BILLY LILLY of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
              (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
                (turn 445): DRY KEG of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): DR. NO-NOOKIE of MASTER BLASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): KAMIKAZE of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of WILLAF!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  I have begun to suspect trickery on the 
part of BROWN'S BLADES.  How else weeks like this one's 4-0-0?  How else the sudden 
move to 3rd team?  Fortune did not smile upon CRIMSON WOLVES this time out who this 
turn suffered a fall into 14th position in the wake of a 0-5-0 round.  My praise to 
WYLDERNESS WYLD for their 3-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully 
fought round deserving of notice!  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
UNEXPLAINED BACON put down PINCH CHICKEN, causing it to lose 14 points of recognition 
in the process.  Most watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on N.D. 
GRASSE as he bore arms against the challenge of reigning Duelmaster MANAGER TC'S.  
Not for nothing has MANAGER TC'S in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, 
and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my 
sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city WILLAF.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in WILLAF these 
days is COLOR ME.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding COLOR ME.  Indeed it was THE BLACKHEARTS.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  MALASION take warning!  You have more than a 
few enemies in WILLAF.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it 
seems that RABID CHINCHILLA! posted a challenge against the more highly recognized 
PUN DAT.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand RABID CHINCHILLA! beat PUN DAT.  
Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Walk proud, warriors of GEN KHAN!  By striking down ANGELIUS OF NOT 
you have avenged the honor of your dead.  Your virtue is known to all in WILLAF.  
Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a 
dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in WILLAF as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into 
a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANAGER TC'S 4885             9   1  0   126       IT'S JUST WRONG (511)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALASION 4321                16  13  1   118       THE BLACKHEARTS (356)
 ARTEMIS ENTERI 2899           9   5  0   115       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PSYCHO GRANDMA! 5120         10   1  1   109       LOOK OUT! (530)
 VRYCE 5141                    8   2  2   106       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
 N.D. GRASSE 4367             15  51  1    97       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 PA ELL 2898                  13   6  0    96       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
 ANNIE PINKLEY 3713           12   8  2    93       COLOR ME (350)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AMYTHEST 3446                16  27  0    89       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 THE MECHANIC CRAZY 4977       9   8  0    85       ALL-TIME GREATS (458)
 PAZUZU 4318                  15  16  1    81       THE BLACKHEARTS (356)
-MURGEN 5065                  10   8  0    74       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
 TAREX 4865                    8   4  0    74       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
 TARRANT 5145                  6   3  0    67       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RABID CHINCHILLA! 5118        6   1  0    65       LOOK OUT! (530)
 PUN DAT 4789                 11  31  0    64       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 SEXY FLANDERS 5087            6   1  1    63       HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (454)
 PYOA 5090                     7   3  0    62       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
-ANTEZEL 4988                  9   9  1    57       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREUD 4258                    8   7  0    54       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 PRINCE ALEX 5163              4   1  0    51       NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)
 HIMEI 4402                   12  12  1    50       YAMABUSHI (432)
-SHOCHU 4912                   5   4  1    45       YAMABUSHI (432)
 UNEXPLAINED BACON 5105        3   0  0    39       HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (454)
 YUSHIMO 5101                  5   3  1    36       YAMABUSHI (432)
-KUROHANA 5128                 6   1  0    34       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHOCCONUT 5140                5   2  0    33       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 MUKAARTH 5156                 3   1  1    32       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
-SNEE-KEY SNAK 5073            5   3  0    31       ALL-TIME GREATS (458)
 CRIMSON 5197                  3   0  0    29       PHOENIX (536)
 HAPPY FUN BALL 4259           5   8  0    28       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 ENDEX 5187                    5   0  0    28       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
 B'EKA STORMEYE 5182           2   2  0    28       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 DARIUS 5167                   4   0  1    27       PHOENIX (536)
 BLUU GNITE 5201               3   1  0    26       COLOR ME (350)
 CAEDDAR 5173                  3   0  0    25       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 CAPTAIN BLAKE 5094            4   3  1    24       ALL-TIME GREATS (458)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALIAPHUS 5159                3   1  0    23       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113            4  10  0    22       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 LONG TOM 5169                 3   1  0    22       PHOENIX (536)
 LASARIC 5172                  3   0  0    21       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 LIL GREENIE 5212              2   1  0    21       COLOR ME (350)
-SACRAFICED 5117               5   5  0    20       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-BLIND DRIVER 5121             3   2  0    20       LOOK OUT! (530)
-URINAL FRESH 5099             1   4  0    20       HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (454)
-NEZUME 4379                   5   4  0    19       YAMABUSHI (432)
 PINCH CHICKEN 4414            4   7  0    19       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 ANYA 5160                     2   2  0    19       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 MOOT 5075                     3   1  0    18       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 LOTANA 5174                   2   1  0    18       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 BI GI 5214                    2   0  0    18       GEN KHAN (485)
-COSMIC HAMMER 4886            1   2  1    18       IT'S JUST WRONG (511)
-ANIS 5189                     1   0  1    18       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 KYLA SKINFLAYER 5203          2   0  0    17       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 RESH 4978                     4   3  1    16       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
 AZLYA 5164                    2   3  0    16       NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POR Q. PINE 5149              2   1  0    16       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
-ELMO 4453                     1   0  0    15       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
 ALENNA TRYSHAND 5184          2   2  0    13       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 ELESAURIS 5200                2   1  0    12       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 WHITE QUEEN 5165              1   4  0    12       NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)
 UKI 5196                      2   2  0    11       GEN KHAN (485)
 BAKA 5138                     2   5  0    11       GEN KHAN (485)
 WORVER 5234                   1   0  0    11       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
 TONYA THE RAGER 5183          2   2  0     9       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
-FLAMMABLE BABY! 5122          2   2  0     9       LOOK OUT! (530)
 AMBROSIUS 5158                2   2  0     8       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 ANGELIUS OF NOT 5179          1   4  1     8       CRIMSON WOLVES (538)
 STORMFETCHER 5178             1   4  1     8       CRIMSON WOLVES (538)
 GELRON 5175                   2   1  0     7       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 PRINCESS ANN 5162             1   4  0     7       NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)
 METAL HEAD 5170               1   3  0     6       PHOENIX (536)
 MISTY MORN 5204               1   2  0     6       CRIMSON WOLVES (538)
 RANDOM 5171                   1   2  0     5       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 FAUN 5161                     0   5  0     5       NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)
 AZAKA 5216                    1   1  0     4       GEN KHAN (485)
 PUNJ ENT 5219                 1   1  0     4       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GRIZZ 5218                    1   1  0     4       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 KRA DI 5221                   0   1  0     3       GEN KHAN (485)
 TASHA THE QUICK 5220          0   2  0     2       CRIMSON WOLVES (538)
 FLICKER 5211                  0   2  0     2       PHOENIX (536)
 LUCKY THE FILTHY 5232         0   1  0     1       CRIMSON WOLVES (538)
-SILENT 4452                   0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
-RAVEN 4451                    0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
-MERCY 4455                    0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WRIGHTINESS 5176       1  2 1 CRIMSON WOLVES 538    DARIUS 5167           461         
SIERRA 5177            2  2 0 CRIMSON WOLVES 538    ANIS 5189             462         
IMA FOO 5215           0  1 0 GEN KHAN 485          ANGELIUS OF NOT 5179  462 JUST REV
FACE PLANT 5127        0  1 0 LUST MUPPETS 188      DARK CHAMPION 540     463 NONE    
BLOWOUT 5168           0  1 0 PHOENIX 536           MUKAARTH 5156         459 NOT REVE
MILKI WEIGH 5195       0  1 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305     STORMFETCHER 5178     460 REVENGED
SAVOX 5213             0  2 0 WAY OF THE SWORD 304  STONE GOLEM 542       463 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

G'day, everyone.  I'm Tok, manager and coach of the Crimson Wolves.  We are here
thanks to Vhagar, and if it wasn't for him, we wouldn't have found out how much fun
this is.... -- Tok

Phoenix -- Gonna getcha for killing poor little Wrightness.... -- Sierra of The
Crimson Wolves

Ghost of Milki Weigh -- You were the first to fall to the might of the epee of doom,
many more shall follow to the pits below. -- The Crimson Wolves

Well Ghoti, that was a great rant! -- Technogeek

Here's the scoop on my new grads:
Bubu:  6(+1)/12/9/15/17/11/15, Likes the War Flail.  (Bleah!)
Hu Mi:  14/4/10/17/15/13/11, likes the Long Spear.  (Bleah again!)
Off to retirement with them. -- Technogeek

Pa Ell -- Nice try, young one.  Thanks for the nice going away skills! -- Hu Mi

Ima Maroon -- Oi, you just don't learn eh?  Fortunately, I do! -- Bubu

Chocconut -- Um, boss sent me out with that, but I didn't really want to use it. --
Uki

Ambrosius -- Oh man, I thought you were a drink or sumthin. -- Baka

The Blackhearts -- Avoid me would ya?  -- Ghoti (Color Me)

Muffin Man -- Now, now!  You know very well that any downchallenge of more than 23
points is not a fair downchallenge, except for a BF or the DM, even to scum!  The
least you could do now is wait for him to get less than the 23 point mark from your
current level and do it again to prove it was not a fluke. -- Ghoti

Manager TC's -- Yeesh, pick on a poor girl just trying to graduate.  Good thing for
you I didn't swing at ya; you'd of gotten smacked a good one.  But then, I couldn't
get my helmet outta my eyes. -- Ginger Brown

Why are all the newbie managers going by the wayside?  Get back in here and put up a
fight!  Bad records early on are expected...and I need the wins. -- Ghoti

Hi, Kids -- Thought I would tell you all my fortunes and misfortunes...of graduating.
Here are my particulars (now pay attention, guys :)):  I am a 12(1)-12(1)-6-17-18(1)-
5-17 wall of steel, my favorite weapon is the quarterstaff (icky), and I have Masters in Ini/Att/Par.  I learn attack best and like to use a bash tactic.  *sigh*  I also
like the rhythms of MO/VL, but then, I knew that.  *tee hee*  I am also mode for att
and par.  I am headed to DM 100 and will go into semi retirement. -- Ginger Brown

Hello, Little Darlings.  I am not as wordy as my compatriot Ginger so here it is.
12(1)-15-8-16(1)-18(1)-9-10(1) lunger, longsword/LO/HI-INI, Master ini, Ex in att and
dec. and am semi-retired. -- Ima Maroon

To the pathetic moron from LOOK OUT! who doesn't have a clue -- The attempt to
explain your actions is rather typical of the meaningless babble we get from dumbed-
down people like you that were subjected to an utterly failed public education
system.  The marked inability to admit to your level of dishonor, lack of integrity,
and total disregard for competition and fairness, indicates without a doubt your
indecent behavior.  You display a level of incomparable arrogance and mindless
exaggeration to the point of nauseous disgust.  Hypocrites such as yourself have no
business here.  You believe that you can just simply do and get away with anything
you please because you're above it all....  Well, pal, the solution for such behavior
as yours is complete defeat.  My pursuit of your team will be relentless, because
unlike you, I've got nothing to lose in this arena.  My goal is to bring you down.
No matter how long it takes, or how many losses I incur.  So let's get it on, bub.
Don't let your guard down.  The Yamabushi are coming after you!

Vryce -- Huh, to rhyme with "slice," I suppose?  That is certainly what you do! --
N.D. Grasse
P.S.  My head's going to ache for a week.  I didn't need that.

Tarex -- Listen, if you don't like puns, just SAY so!  No need to get so damned pun-
ishing. -- Pun Dat

Azyla -- Chocolate triumphs again! -- Chocconut
P.S.  You half elfs don't understand things like that, although I suppose you're
better than a complete elf.

White Queen -- I think you have a problem, ma'am.  It would be a good plan for you to
reconsider this gladiator stuff. -- O. Pun Pleez

Stormfetcher -- I am the victim of a foul, I say FOUL, input error.  Or registration
error.  My name has NO "m" in it.  What were they thinking? -- Punj Ent

P.S.  Good fight, I guess, I wasn't paying a lot of attention, my mind being on the
indignity done to my name rather than such trifling matters as battle.  I'm sure you
understand.

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
     USA
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

4 June 2003
                 ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
Slaughterhouse.
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAVOX was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 4 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FACE PLANT was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BI GI overcame ANGELIUS OF NOT in a 1 minute novice's Bloodfeud match.
MANAGER TC'S vanquished N.D. GRASSE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
IMA MAROON was overpowered by MALASION in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PA ELL lost to PSYCHO GRANDMA! in a 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
ANNIE PINKLEY savagely defeated PAZUZU in a popular 1 minute master's Challenge brawl.
RABID CHINCHILLA! vanquished PUN DAT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PYOA defeated PRINCE ALEX in a 2 minute expert vs. novice Challenge duel.
RESH was overpowered by YUSHIMO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
MISTY MORN was savagely defeated by DARIUS in a 8 minute novice's Challenge fight.
STORMFETCHER was overcome by WHITE QUEEN in a 2 minute novice's Challenge contest.
LIL GREENIE slimly lost to ENDEX in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
BLUU GNITE defeated O. PUN PLEEZJ in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
GINGER BROWN vanquished TARRANT in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ARTEMIS ENTERI devastated THE MECHANIC CRAZY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
VRYCE overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
FREUD was overpowered by TAREX in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
HIMEI bested MUKAARTH in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SEXY FLANDERS overpowered HAPPY FUN BALL in a popular 2 minute one-sided duel.
PINCH CHICKEN was handily defeated by UNEXPLAINED BACON in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CAPTAIN BLAKE slimly lost to CHOCCONUT in a 3 minute bout.
BAKA was demolished by LONG TOM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CALIAPHUS vanquished RANDOM in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ANYA vanquished METAL HEAD in a exciting 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
FAUN was beaten by ALENNA TRYSHAND in a popular 1 minute gruesome beginner's duel.
PRINCESS ANN was overpowered by CRIMSON in a exciting 1 minute uneven competition.
AMBROSIUS was defeated by LOTANA in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
AZLYA overpowered TASHA THE QUICK in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LASARIC defeated UKI in a 1 minute novice's fight.
CAEDDAR overpowered PUNJ ENT in a 1 minute uneven bout.
GELRON was subdued by POR Q. PINE in a 5 minute beginner's contest.
B'EKA STORMEYE overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
TONYA THE RAGER bested LUCKY THE FILTHY in a 1 minute beginner's bout.
ELESAURIS luckily beat AZAKA in a 3 minute novice's match.
MOOT unbelievably bested KRA DI in a popular 10 minute gory beginner's match.
KYLA SKINFLAYER won victory over GRIZZ in a exciting 2 minute bloody amateur's bout.
FLICKER was vanquished by WORVER in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 24         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         LUNGING ATTACK    55 -  44 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  15 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         STRIKING ATTACK   75 -  73 -  7      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        15 -  19 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  17 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  15 -  1      25  |

Turn 463 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       3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK   14 - 10     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  7     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MANAGER TC'S 4885           9   1  0  126 IT'S JUST WRONG (511)
PARRY-LUNGE      ARTEMIS ENTERI 2899         9   5  0  115 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
AIMED BLOW       PSYCHO GRANDMA! 5120       10   1  1  109 LOOK OUT! (530)
STRIKING ATTACK  VRYCE 5141                  8   2  2  106 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
WALL OF STEEL    THE MECHANIC CRAZY 4977     9   8  0   85 ALL-TIME GREATS (458)
PARRY-STRIKE     SEXY FLANDERS 5087          6   1  1   63 HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (454)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PAZUZU 4318.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SEXY FLANDERS 5087.  The ten other most popular fighters were KRA DI 5221, LIL 
GREENIE 5212, KYLA SKINFLAYER 5203, ANNIE PINKLEY 3713, DARIUS 5167, VRYCE 5141, 
ALENNA TRYSHAND 5184, STORMFETCHER 5178, CHOCCONUT 5140, and GELRON 5175.

The least popular fighter this week was MOOT 5075.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MISTY MORN 5204, SAVOX 5213, FLICKER 5211, GRIZZ 5218, POR Q. PINE 
5149, PUNJ ENT 5219, TASHA THE QUICK 5220, FAUN 5161, METAL HEAD 5170, and RANDOM 
5171.

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

GINGER BROWN (16-3584) COLOR ME (350)
IMA MAROON (16-3631) COLOR ME (350)