DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/12/2003    Duedate: 07/25/2003

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-464

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MALASION
THE BLACKHEARTS (356)
(16-4321) [17-13-1,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MALASION                       MUKAARTH
THE BLACKHEARTS (356)          BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
(16-4321) [17-13-1,132]        (16-5156) [4-1-1,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PAZUZU                         B'EKA STORMEYE
THE BLACKHEARTS (356)          BROWN'S BLADES (539)
(16-4318) [15-17-1,84]         (16-5182) [3-2-0,36]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CRIMSON WOLVES (538)        66
2. BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)      53      LOOK OUT! (530)
3. PROJECT MAYHEM (542)        30      Unchartered Team
4. COLOR ME (350)              29
5. WAY OF THE SWORD (304)      21      BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 IT'S JUST WRONG (511)     10   3  1 76.9   1/ 4 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     9  4 0
 2/ 1 LOOK OUT! (530)           21   7  1 75.0   2/ 2 COLOR ME (350)            9  6 0
 3/ 4 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)  35  18  3 66.0   3/ 1 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)  8  6 0
 4/ 5*BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    15   8  1 65.2   4/ 3*BROWN'S BLADES (539)      7  1 0
 5/ 3*SILK AND STEEL (537)      12   8  0 60.0   5/ 9*BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    6  2 0
 6/ 6 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)    51  38  5 57.3   6/ 6 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)    6  7 0
 7/ 7 GEN KHAN (485)           136 111  5 55.1   7/ 5*PHOENIX (536)             5  5 0
 8- 9 ALL-TIME GREATS (458)     90  76  3 54.2   8/14*CRIMSON WOLVES (538)      5 10 1
 9-10 HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (454)  85  75  4 53.1   9/ 7 GEN KHAN (485)            5 10 0
10/11 COLOR ME (350)            95  85  3 52.8  10/ 8 LOOK OUT! (530)           4  1 0
11/13*BROWN'S BLADES (539)      11  10  0 52.4  11/13*SILK AND STEEL (537)      4  6 0
12/ 8*PHOENIX (536)             13  12  1 52.0  12/10 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       4 11 0
13/12 THE BLACKHEARTS (356)    311 330 21 48.5  13/17 THE BLACKHEARTS (356)     3  3 0
14/14 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     49  53  2 48.0  14/16 YAMABUSHI (432)           3  3 0
15-15 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    172 197 13 46.6  15-11*NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)     3  7 0
16/16 YAMABUSHI (432)           64  84  5 43.2  16-15 HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (454)  2  0 0
17-17 LUST MUPPETS (188)        46  66  0 41.1  17-12 IT'S JUST WRONG (511)     2  0 0
18/ 0*PROJECT MAYHEM (542)       2   3  0 40.0  18/ 0*PROJECT MAYHEM (542)      2  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      307 473 10 39.4  19-18 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     1  2 1
20-19 THE BLACK COMPANY (459)   13  21  0 38.2  20/ 0*THUNDER CLAP (543)        1  2 0
21/21*CRIMSON WOLVES (538)      10  19  3 34.5  21-19 LUST MUPPETS (188)        1  4 0
22/ 0*THUNDER CLAP (543)         1   2  0 33.3  22-20 ALL-TIME GREATS (458)     0  2 0
23-20*NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)      8  17  0 32.0  23-21 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 #65 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Near Zukal:

     Ghenis grimaced at the wave of fear but set himself to defend his shelter,
himself, his horse, and Veleks.  The fear, he realized after a moment, was something
outside himself, something the monstrous hunter was attempting to impose on him.
That knowledge did not lessen the icy waves coming at him, but it let him set it away
from himself, make a space between fear and thought.  It would not find him an easy
victim.
     There was what seemed like a very long silence, with Ghenis in the ruined house
beside his fire, and the icy-eyed shadows outside.  The shadows seemed to be waiting
for something--for him to flee, screaming, probably.  And to be disconcerted by his
failure to do so.
     Ghenis reached up to touch his amulet again, then paused before his fingers
reached the cool stone.  It looked like he could handle this on his own, so better
not to invoke the dark powers.  But should he speak, demand what this shadow wanted
of him, or wait and let it be first to break the silence?  Better to wait; in a
contest of nerves, the first to break silence lost points.  He didn't have any
points, whatever they might be in this context, to spare.
     Sooner than he expected, a voice came out of the night.  It was cold, and
hollow, and deep as a cave, sounding distant, somehow, or not quite real.  Oh, it was
real, Ghenis knew that--out of the corner of his eye, he saw his horse flinch at the
sound.  But it was hard to imagine that any creature of flesh and blood might produce
such a voice.
     "Why do you not flee?"
     "Flee?  You think I should run away?"  The gladiator put as much surprise in his
voice as he could.  "Why?  I've got a fine location here, shelter from the wind and
rain, a fire for light and warmth.  Why should I leave before morning?"
     "Do you not fear me?  You should."  The voice dropped to a deeper, darker tone.
"I could rip life and soul from your puny mortal flesh--"
     "Sounds unpleasant," Ghenis agreed.  "But I'm a Lord Protector, and the Greywand
has a deal with Ahringol--he doesn't get to keep us Lord Protectors.  We get
resurrected on a regular--"
     "Ahringol!"  The name crackled like thunder in the darkness.  Scornful thunder.
"That foolish child?  These young gods have no sense of dignity, trafficking with
wizards as though they were mortal merchants!  Ahringol and Greywand are nothing to
me, what I take, I keep."
     "If you say so," the gladiator responded.  The statement that Ahringol, who had
a deal concerning gladiators, was not involved was disconcerting, but this was not
the time to show it.  "But if you could come here and get me, you'd already have done
it.  What's stopping you?" he added curiously.  "The fire, the steel, the fact that
I'm not afraid?"
     "Why should I tell you anything?"  The voice sounded annoyed now.  Almost sulky.
"You think too much."  It dropped to a note of menace.  "But one night you will be
without shelter, and then we will see what your brave words really mean."
     There was a stir in the shadows, a rushing wind of movement, and then Ghenis had
the night to himself.

      * }%|[-----+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 463): MANAGER TC'S of IT'S JUST WRONG (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 461): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): 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 452): 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 403): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, 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 353):  GNU WORLD ORDER of HELPLESS ANIMALS from WILLAF (

                                      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 463): WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 461): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 452): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, 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 403): MEDS (Berylstar, 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 353): 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 461): TY BRINSON of  LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz, 
                            acting 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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly WILLAF games.  Former top team WAY OF THE BLADE 1 was 
unseated this week as WYLDERNESS WYLD moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-1-0 record for the round.  There were bitter words at IT'S JUST WRONG's 
guildhouse after a 0-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 17th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week CRIMSON WOLVES went 4-1-0 to move up 6 in the rankings.  Did only my 
eyes note the 4-0-0 record which BLACKHEART'S AXE managed to post this round?  I 
don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  The city turned out in welcome 
to meet the banners of a new guild, PROJECT MAYHEM, as they entered the city this 
week. May victory find you!  LUCKY THE FILTHY caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 20 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, AMBROSIUS put down 
CAEDDAR, causing him to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his 
absence and inability to defend the throne, MANAGER TC'S has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  The city has turned out in honor of MALASION, for with his arena victory 
he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Informants "close" to the 
city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his 
armor.  Watch out!   
     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 CRIMSON WOLVES.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Apparently the stalwarts of WYLDERNESS WYLD are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  N.D. GRASSE 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 ENDEX posted a challenge against the more highly recognized 
HIMEI.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand ENDEX lost to HIMEI.  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?  My hearty congratulations ANGELIUS OF NOT, for thy revenge upon 
DARIUS, slayer of thy fallen comrade.  Next time he will know better, eh?  Fate is a 
fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the 
victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in WILLAF.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 MALASION 4321                17  13  1   132       THE BLACKHEARTS (356)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MANAGER TC'S 4885             9   1  0   126       IT'S JUST WRONG (511)
-ARTEMIS ENTERI 2899           9   5  0   115       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
 VRYCE 5141                    9   2  2   109       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
 ANNIE PINKLEY 3713           13   8  2   106       COLOR ME (350)
 N.D. GRASSE 4367             15  52  1    98       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AMYTHEST 3446                16  27  0    89       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 PA ELL 2898                  13   7  0    88       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
-THE MECHANIC CRAZY 4977       9   8  0    85       ALL-TIME GREATS (458)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAZUZU 4318                  15  17  1    84       THE BLACKHEARTS (356)
 TAREX 4865                    9   4  0    80       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
-MURGEN 5065                  10   8  0    74       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
 PYOA 5090                     8   3  0    73       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUN DAT 4789                 11  32  0    65       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-SEXY FLANDERS 5087            6   1  1    63       HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (454)
 RABID CHINCHILLA! 5118        6   2  0    63       LOOK OUT! (530)
 TARRANT 5145                  6   4  0    59       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
-ANTEZEL 4988                  9   9  1    57       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIMEI 4402                   13  12  1    55       YAMABUSHI (432)
-FREUD 4258                    8   7  0    54       LUST MUPPETS (188)
-PRINCE ALEX 5163              4   1  0    51       NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)
 MUKAARTH 5156                 4   1  1    46       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
-SHOCHU 4912                   5   4  1    45       YAMABUSHI (432)
 CRIMSON 5197                  4   0  0    45       PHOENIX (536)
-UNEXPLAINED BACON 5105        3   0  0    39       HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (454)
 B'EKA STORMEYE 5182           3   2  0    36       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
-KUROHANA 5128                 6   1  0    34       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALIAPHUS 5159                4   1  0    33       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
-SNEE-KEY SNAK 5073            5   3  0    31       ALL-TIME GREATS (458)
 ANYA 5160                     3   2  0    31       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 ANGELIUS OF NOT 5179          2   4  1    30       CRIMSON WOLVES (538)
 RESH 4978                     5   3  1    29       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
 ENDEX 5187                    5   1  0    29       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
-HAPPY FUN BALL 4259           5   8  0    28       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 LONG TOM 5169                 4   1  0    27       PHOENIX (536)
 ALENNA TRYSHAND 5184          3   2  0    26       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 YUSHIMO 5101                  5   4  1    25       YAMABUSHI (432)
 CHOCCONUT 5140                5   3  0    25       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 AMBROSIUS 5158                3   2  0    25       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
-CAPTAIN BLAKE 5094            4   3  1    24       ALL-TIME GREATS (458)
 LASARIC 5172                  4   0  0    24       SILK AND STEEL (537)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113            4  11  0    23       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 BLUU GNITE 5201               3   2  0    22       COLOR ME (350)
 LUCKY THE FILTHY 5232         1   1  0    21       CRIMSON WOLVES (538)
-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)
 WORVER 5234                   2   0  0    19       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
 POR Q. PINE 5149              3   1  0    18       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
-MOOT 5075                     3   1  0    18       LUST MUPPETS (188)
-COSMIC HAMMER 4886            1   2  1    18       IT'S JUST WRONG (511)
-ANIS 5189                     1   0  1    18       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 MISTY MORN 5204               2   2  0    17       CRIMSON WOLVES (538)
-AZLYA 5164                    2   3  0    16       NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)
-ELMO 4453                     1   0  0    15       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
 DARIUS 5167                   4   1  1    14       PHOENIX (536)
 TONYA THE RAGER 5183          3   2  0    14       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 TASHA THE QUICK 5220          1   2  0    14       CRIMSON WOLVES (538)
 AZAKA 5216                    2   1  0    12       GEN KHAN (485)
 GRIZZ 5218                    2   1  0    12       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
-WHITE QUEEN 5165              1   4  0    12       NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)
 CAEDDAR 5173                  3   1  0    11       SILK AND STEEL (537)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK'S COLON 5226             1   0  0    11       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)
 RUDDY JOE 5236                1   0  0    11       COLOR ME (350)
 NAVIER 5225                   1   0  0    10       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)
 UKI 5196                      2   3  0     9       GEN KHAN (485)
-FLAMMABLE BABY! 5122          2   2  0     9       LOOK OUT! (530)
 STORMFETCHER 5178             1   5  1     9       CRIMSON WOLVES (538)
 GELRON 5175                   2   2  0     8       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 LOTANA 5174                   2   2  0     8       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 BI GI 5214                    2   1  0     8       GEN KHAN (485)
 ELESAURIS 5200                2   2  0     8       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 KYLA SKINFLAYER 5203          2   1  0     7       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 METAL HEAD 5170               1   4  0     7       PHOENIX (536)
-PRINCESS ANN 5162             1   4  0     7       NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)
 BLACK AND BLUE 5237           1   0  0     7       COLOR ME (350)
 KEAGYER 5233                  0   1  0     7       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
 RANDOM 5171                   1   3  0     6       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 PUNJ ENT 5219                 1   2  0     5       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 PRAXEL 5230                   1   0  0     5       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-FAUN 5161                     0   5  0     5       NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)
 CONUNDRUM 5223                0   1  0     3       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)
 FLICKER 5211                  0   3  0     3       PHOENIX (536)
 PRANDTL 5224                  0   1  0     1       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)
-SILENT 4452                   0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
-RAVEN 4451                    0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
 BENMAR 5227                   0   1  0     1       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 TONIUS 5229                   0   1  0     1       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-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?
LIL GREENIE 5212       2  2 0 COLOR ME 350          STONE GOLEM 542       464 NONE    
WRIGHTINESS 5176       1  2 1 CRIMSON WOLVES 538    DARIUS 5167           461 JUST REV
SIERRA 5177            2  2 0 CRIMSON WOLVES 538    ANIS 5189             462         
BAKA 5138              2  6 0 GEN KHAN 485          BLACK ORC 536         464 NONE    
KRA DI 5221            0  2 0 GEN KHAN 485          SHEWISH GIANT 537     464 NONE    
IMA FOO 5215           0  1 0 GEN KHAN 485          ANGELIUS OF NOT 5179  462 REVENGED
DA ALL THE WAY 5222    0  1 0 PROJECT MAYHEM 542    DARK CHAMPION 540     464 NONE    
MILKI WEIGH 5195       0  1 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305     STORMFETCHER 5178     460 REVENGED
LDAR 5235              0  1 0 WAY OF THE SWORD 304  DARK CHAMPION 540     464 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pazuzu -- Ghoti says your manager is a piece of chicken snot and so are you.  Avoid,
avoid, avoid, and get a full team out here.  Oh, I think I found my favorite weapon;
how did it feel? -- Annie Pinkley

Technogeek -- Did I rant?  I complained I think but I never rant.  I tried to rant
once but someone told me to stop complaining.  Have I been wrong all this time?  Is
this an Andorian arena or something?  I hope I am not lost. -- Ghoti

OH Nunziooooo -- You piece of chicken snot.  Not even the whole snot, just a small
tiny piece of it.  I see your avoids did not help you.  Annie says she didn't even
crack a callus.  You are not known for silence, what gives?  (sigh)  Hey and get the
rest of your brothers in here, I am not going to chase all over Alastari to have to
beat on you guys.  Gonna do it right here in your arena.  And get a team, man.  You
must be a horrible recruiter.  Nobody willing to fight for a piece of chicken snot?
-- Ghoti (the loud)

To all you low-life LOOK OUT! skumbags -- Yeah, we don't doubt that you might win
most of the fights we have with you, but the satisfaction of seeing you squirm is all
ours.  You will never have the opportunity to relax knowing that we will always be at
your back with a freshly sharpened blade in hand. -- Yamabushi

Hey, LOOK OUT! -- There are others, you know, that don't take kindly to your skum
sucking ways of down-challenges in this arena.  Am guessing that you're in for a
whole lot more trouble than you might think, since fighting a 'real' contest is so
terrible to you.  Heaven forbid the thought of you having to fight a warrior of
equivalent or better stature, right!? -- Friends of Yamabushi

Manager TCs -- You know, your team name is RIGHT.  It's just WRONG. -- N.D. Grasse
P.S.  And you're stingy with the skills, too.

Rabid Chinchilla -- Hey!  Do I look like the kind of person who goes in for fur
coats?  Of course not!  So STOP HITTING ME! -- Pun Dat

Blue Gnite -- (puzzled look)  If you're blue, what am I? -- O. Pun Pleez
P.S.  Besides on the verge of shock.

Captain Blake -- Chocolate RULES. -- Chocconut
P.S.  It's all-time GREAT, you know.  Really.

Cheddar -- Amazing, we fought someone from a different team in each fight.  I will
admit I could have done without your deadly bloodlust, and your ridiculous attempt to
bury my feet in the sand (that being all you could easily reach once you sheathed
your sword) (next time, please don't sheathe your sword in my chest).  But it was a
surprise to see so many different faces out here on the sands.  I rather like the
effect.  Like a mosaic, you know? -- Punj Ent

All, or Those Who Care (If Any) -- I have turned over ultimate management of this
team to my colleague Jorja, who doesn't like the paperwork involved any more than I
do but has a greater sense of responsibility concerning it.  I'll still be around,
since I know Willaf better than she does, but if anything goes wrong, it's HER fault!
-- Moonjumper, Punny Animals

Do you realize, that as a Challenger Champion who isn't going to drop a category, I'm
pulling down a solid two political points every turn I remain alive?  I may actually
graduate! -- N.D. Grasse
P.S.  When I think of all my more talented teammates who died, well, it humbles me.

Tok -- Welcome and have fun. -- Moonjumper and Jorja, Punny Animals

Muffin Man -- But what if I say that I greatly dislike lungers (which I do), and that
downchallenges to lungers are okay, regardless?  Just because you don't like one
style doesn't mean it's "bad" and deserving of special treatment.  Be an equal
opportunity Delarquan and hate every style equally! -- Jorja

Ghoti -- While I don't necessarily agree that "you need wins," you're correct about
the time it takes for a manager to find his metaphorical feet (some only find
allegorical feet, which can be a problem).  If we have any new managers here who are
discouraged about their records (I don't see any inactive new managers in the team
listing, though), I entreat them to give themselves a chance.  Ask for help, go to
Noblish Island (there's a REASON why new managers are advised to start there), and
hang in there.  The law of averages will catch up with you. -- Jorja
P.S.  Congratulations on your graduates.

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

     STOP THINKING TOGS!!!!!  It's here.  Well, almost here anyway.  We're looking at
a start date of the first turn in Aradi (DM 60) following the Fall Mail-In.  This
should give everyone sufficient time to study the new ultra-improved T#%S IV rules 
and prep accordingly.  So without further ado, here is your handy-dandy guide to
winning your very own Golden Scrod (and some other very cool prizes to be announced
officially before the start of the tourney that must not be named):
1.  Each T#%S team consists of two managers.  After the tourney starts, there will be
    no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your partners wisely.  T#%S IV will
    last for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.  The only
    team I know of so far is last TOGS winners:  Ganolus Oakleaf/Hombre of Blood
    Related/Thieves Guild.  Hey, this is fun!
2.  The T#%S entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per T#%S
    team.  This entry fee is required before the start of the tourney with no
    exceptions being made.  This is to ensure that nobody gets screwed if a team or
    manager decides to back out early.  To pay the entry fee either:
    a) send $10 cash/check/money order/ or whatever to me personally at:
       Andy Salveson
       6812 Romanzo Way
       Elk Grove, CA 95758
    b) get RSI to send me 2 team setup gift certificates.  Sorry, no credit cards and
       no old teams you have lying around will be accepted.
3.  T#%S point system:
    10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on your even challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on another T#%S warriors challenge.
    7 points for winning a random matchup against another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-T#%S warrior.  Do not fight
      your team mate, you will not get any points.  Also, you will not get any points
      if you challenge or get challenged by a non-T#%S team, so use your avoids
      wisely if you think someone is out to get you.
   10 points for being the Duelmaster.  This is in addition to all points listed
      above and will begin turn 1, so prep accordingly.
    5 points for every spotlight written by any team member, 1 per manager per turn.
      The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the
      newsletter (that's 31 lines-each line 85 characters across) and I will be
      completely firm on this.  In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will
      not be given points if they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not
      Duelmasters or fantasy related.  I will be the sole judge of this.  If you're
      unsure if I will judge something to be Duelmasters or fantasy related, then
      e-mail me before you write the spotlight and ask me.  I reserve the right to
      take points away from a spotlight after they are given if I judge at a later
      time that the spotlight has been plagiarized.
   -5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write one
      personal ad.
   -5 points for being the team that avoided the most.
     If you participated in TOGS III, you'll notice some slight changes in the points
structure.  The main things are points for random match ups against non T#%S
warriors, bonus points for being the Duelmaster, new spotlight criteria, and no
points given for being the most avoided team.
4.  I already mentioned this, but T#%S IV will start the first turn in arena 60 after
    the Fall Mail-In runs and it will last for 13 turns.  There will not be a
    Survivor format this time around, meaning no eliminations.  I will still be doing
    the multipliers at the end, however.  This means that all points accumulated by a
    team on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and all points accumulated by
    each team on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2.
5.  Prizes are yet to be determined, but I'll tell you what I know.  There will be
    prizes given out each turn to whichever team scores the most combined points on a
    given turn.  Tie breakers will go to the team with the most wins on that turn and
    then to the team with most overall points.  I have asked RSI for the same prizes
    as last TOGS which were transferring any warrior to arena 60 and renaming Aradi
    for approximately 6 months, but we'll see what they come back with.  I haven't
    decided how to split the prizes up, partly because I don't know how many teams
    will be entering yet, but I do know the prizes will be split among the top 3
    teams at the end.  I will announce the exact breakdown of everything when I know
    more.
6.  And just like TOGS III, Death Stud and I will be the sole arbiters of any dispute
    that may arise.  Whine all you like, but as Nuln told you last time, that's how
    it is.
7.  M & RR Clause (go ahead, read between the capitals):  I reserve the right to
    disallow entry to this tourney if you have a previous history of being a big fat
    mouth about everything.
     I think that pretty much covers it.  I will be accepting team entries as of now
and then posting them in the newsletters as I receive entry fees.  Please feel free
to e-mail me regarding any questions or comments at Ganolus@aol.com.  So everyone don
your best pair of leg warmers, hop on your favorite farm animal, and ride to Aradi
for the 4th kinda-annual Tournament that must not be named for no apparent reason
whatsoever, or T#%S IV, for short.  See ya'll there!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BAKA was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
KRA DI was dispatched by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
LIL GREENIE was put to death by STONE GOLEM in a popular 3 minute Dark Arena match.
LDAR was dispatched by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DA ALL THE WAY was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ANGELIUS OF NOT devastated DARIUS in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud brawl.
ANNIE PINKLEY overpowered N.D. GRASSE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
BLUU GNITE was bested by B'EKA STORMEYE in a 4 minute novice's Challenge competition.
ENDEX was viciously subdued by HIMEI in a action packed 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
GRIZZ slimly won victory over GELRON in a 4 minute gory novice's Challenge duel.
BI GI was overpowered by ANYA in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
MALASION demolished PA ELL in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
VRYCE viciously subdued PAZUZU in a exciting 4 minute brutal contest.
TARRANT was devastated by M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
TAREX overcame RABID CHINCHILLA! in a 1 minute fight.
PYOA vanquished PUN DAT in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
YUSHIMO was vanquished by MUKAARTH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
CHOCCONUT was viciously subdued by CALIAPHUS in a popular 3 minute brutal brawl.
CRIMSON demolished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CAEDDAR was savagely defeated by AMBROSIUS in a 2 minute bloody fight.
O. PUN PLEEZJ was bested by ALENNA TRYSHAND in a 3 minute contest.
RESH overpowered LOTANA in a 1 minute uneven fray.
STORMFETCHER was overcome by AZAKA in a 2 minute contest.
TONYA THE RAGER narrowly defeated PUNJ ENT in a 2 minute novice's match.
LASARIC defeated BENMAR in a popular 4 minute novice's duel.
UKI lost to RUDDY JOE in a exciting 4 minute novice's fight.
RANDOM was vanquished by WORVER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
ELESAURIS was overcome by TASHA THE QUICK in a 2 minute brutal beginner's bout.
METAL HEAD was outwaited by BLACK AND BLUE in a popular 9 minute novice's duel.
KYLA SKINFLAYER was luckily beaten by MISTY MORN in a 8 minute gory beginner's duel.
FLICKER was overpowered by JACK'S COLON in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LONG TOM overpowered TONIUS in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
POR Q. PINE overcame CONUNDRUM in a action packed 3 minute amateur's match.
LUCKY THE FILTHY overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
KEAGYER was demolished by NAVIER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
PRAXEL unbelievably bested PRANDTL in a 2 minute brutal novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 21         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  15 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         LUNGING ATTACK    62 -  45 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         STRIKING ATTACK   80 -  83 -  6      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        17 -  20 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  18 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  15 -  0      29  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  20 -  1      20  |

Turn 464 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:

LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  4     STRIKING ATTACK   10 - 11         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MALASION 4321              17  13  1  132 THE BLACKHEARTS (356)
STRIKING ATTACK  VRYCE 5141                  9   2  2  109 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
AIMED BLOW       ANNIE PINKLEY 3713         13   8  2  106 COLOR ME (350)
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 
LIL GREENIE 5212.  The ten other most popular fighters were B'EKA STORMEYE 5182, 
VRYCE 5141, CALIAPHUS 5159, ALENNA TRYSHAND 5184, UKI 5196, METAL HEAD 5170, HIMEI 
4402, LASARIC 5172, CONUNDRUM 5223, and GELRON 5175.

The least popular fighter this week was BLACK AND BLUE 5237.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MISTY MORN 5204, KEAGYER 5233, TONIUS 5229, FLICKER 5211, 
ELESAURIS 5200, RANDOM 5171, RUDDY JOE 5236, BENMAR 5227, LOTANA 5174, and PUN DAT 
4789.

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

MALASION (16-4321) THE BLACKHEARTS (356)
N.D. GRASSE (16-4367) PUNNY AMINALS (305)