DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/09/2003    Duedate: 08/22/2003

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-466

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PA ELL
WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
(16-2898) [15-7-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PA ELL                         CALIAPHUS
WAY OF THE SWORD (304)         BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
(16-2898) [15-7-0,117]         (16-5159) [6-1-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PAZUZU                         LONG TOM
THE BLACKHEARTS (356)          PHOENIX (536)
(16-4318) [17-17-1,92]         (16-5169) [6-1-0,36]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAY OF THE SWORD (304)      30
2. PHOENIX (536)               26      LOOK OUT! (530)
3. BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)      25      Unchartered Team
4. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         23
5. WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)       23      THUNDER CLAP (543)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 LOOK OUT! (530)           23   7  1 76.7   1/ 3 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     8  2 0
 2/ 3*THUNDER CLAP (543)         6   3  0 66.7   2/ 6*BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    8  4 0
 3/ 5*SILK AND STEEL (537)      19  11  2 63.3   3/ 5*SILK AND STEEL (537)      8  7 2
 4/ 4 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)  39  23  3 62.9   4/10*CRIMSON WOLVES (538)      8  7 0
 5/ 6*BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    19  12  1 61.3   5/ 1*BROWN'S BLADES (539)      7  5 0
 6/ 7 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)    56  42  6 57.1   6/ 8 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)    7  6 1
 7/10 GEN KHAN (485)           138 119  6 53.7   7/ 2 THE DARK TIDES (546)      7  8 0
 8-13 COLOR ME (350)            95  85  3 52.8   8/13*THUNDER CLAP (543)        6  3 0
 9/ 9*BROWN'S BLADES (539)      15  14  0 51.7   9/ 4 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)  6  8 0
10/ 8 THE DARK TIDES (546)      31  29  3 51.7  10/ 9*PHOENIX (536)             5  9 0
11/15 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     54  54  2 50.0  11/12 YAMABUSHI (432)           4  2 2
12/24*OXYMORONS (544)            1   1  0 50.0  12/11 THE BLACKHEARTS (356)     4  2 1
13/14 THE BLACKHEARTS (356)    314 331 22 48.7  13/19*PROJECT MAYHEM (542)      4  6 1
14/16*PHOENIX (536)             16  18  1 47.1  14/16 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       4 10 0
15/17 YAMABUSHI (432)           67  85  7 44.1  15- 7 COLOR ME (350)            3  2 0
16/19*PROJECT MAYHEM (542)       4   6  1 40.0  16/15 GEN KHAN (485)            3 12 1
17/20 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      311 478 10 39.4  17/14 LOOK OUT! (530)           2  1 0
18/21 THE BLACK COMPANY (459)   13  23  0 36.1  18/24*OXYMORONS (544)           1  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/22*CRIMSON WOLVES (538)      14  25  3 35.9  19/18*NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)     0  5 0
20/23*NARNIAN KNIGHTS (535)      8  22  0 26.7  20/23 THE BLACK COMPANY (459)   0  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Attention Willaf, it is I, Diaretic of the Dark Tides.  My team has spent its time 
and paid its dues in Noblish Island and we are now appearing here.  I do not have the 
managerial experience of some of the managers here, but as you will see, I will give 
you many a good fight and just as many losses.  I have apprenticed loosely under The 
Great Jorja and studied from the Tome Enchiridion that Pagan wrote, still many props 
to you Pagan.

My team is filled with The Wretched who gets his name well, you'll see.  Furious Imp, 
who we recruited from the Hellmouth hidden in Noblish Island and he is currently 
undefeated, c'mon, let's see if you can change that.  Ghengis Kahn has been subjected 
to some absolutely horrible challenges on my part, but I have a feeling that things 
are going to change for him.  Little Horn is our Angel, fallen Angel, that is, even 
though he was resurected as a Kannar, I think that you will all see that he will 
prove a formidable foe.  Now for our pride and joy, the only one left of my original 
five, and just so happens to be our team hot head, Wednesday.  She's just finished a 
reign of 8 turns as Noblish Islands Duelmaster.  I give fair warning she tends to 
like to kill, against my will, let me add.  I once told her to take out a person's 
leg and she took off his head and turned around to me and calmly said, "He's not on 
his legs anymore."  She is a great fighter but doesn't seem to want to listen to 
orders.  I guess that former Dominatrix job of hers has taken a toll on her.  And for 
those of you interested she is still a Dominatrix on the side.  Anyone for a 
spanking?

I used to be one of the original gladiators for this rising team, but I wasn't 
meeting the requirements so I DA'd myself and had my body resurected.  I am much 
better on the sidelines than I am as a gladiator, which I'm not sure is a good thing 
because I really sucked as a gladiator.

Newer teams than me, stick in there. I started in a horrible rut of 2-3 turns until I 
finally figured out my characters just sucked.  Not enough wit and will and way too 
much con and speed.  Everyone laugh in sequence now.

Now I wish to put out an open challenge to the Duelmaster from a former Duelmaster.  
Let me get a chance at the throne.  You won't be disapointed. -- Wednesday.

Sorry about that, she was literally beating me to death until I put that in there.  
Having died once already I'm in NO hurry to do it again.

Until next time, may we share the the blood that stains the sand in the heat of 
battle.  But, let yours be more than ours.

                                     -- Diaretic, The Dark Tides

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #66 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Ibizond, Korga, and in between:

     Fist of Kjarran strode briskly along the road that ran east from Ibizond.  It
would eventually reach Malcorn and then Zuwayza, but that was several days away even
if nothing came of this effort to catch the killer.  What kind of man, he wondered
would haunt a lonely stretch of road and kill only single travelers after dark?  A
coward, for one thing.  But it might be useful to consider the other factors; after
all, the ambush ahead that was supposed to catch the killer might fail.  He could end
up fighting alone.  His hand caressed the hilt of his sword.  And he'd do very well
by himself, if he had to.
     The Murskan, Cadal, believed the killer was a non-human monster of some sort,
perhaps a demon.  It would be a feather in his cap to kill a demon....  But he had to
remember that he wasn't out here for glory, even when the glory would honor mighty
Kjarran, and his daughter Jayde, too, of course.  He was here to rid the area of a
killer.  He peered sharply into the trees on either side of the road.  Though the sun
had not yet vanished behind the western hills, the woods were already filled with
shadow.  Anything could be hiding there.
     In fact, Aghtamar, Zilla, and Cadal were hiding there, somewhere a little
farther ahead.  No human would detect them, Fist believed.  Cadal might be a semi-
barbarian, as all the Murskans were, and a second-rate gladiator (for a Lord
Protector), but he knew what he was doing in the woods.  Fist sighed and shook his
head.  What the Murskans should be doing in the woods was cutting down the trees and
planting beans.  Oh, well.  Doubtless that would come in time, as they absorbed
civilization from their more enlightened neighbor, the Glorious Empire.
     Meanwhile, there was the killer.  The sun was balanced on the rim of the hills,
and the shadows were stretching out of the forest and across the road.  It was time 
for the killer to appear.
     As though his thought had conjured the sound, he heard hoofs on the road ahead
of him.  No one had mentioned the killer being mounted.  Could this be a chance
victim?  Some unfortunate traveler from the east who didn't know the risk he was
taking?  The rider was still out of sight, as the road ahead curving and slanting
into a valley dark with trees.  That valley would be a good place for the killer to
set his ambush....  Or for Cadal to set his!  Fist had a sudden vision of the killer
and the gladiators facing each other across the road, waiting for a victim to walk
into their trap.  He resisted the urge to laugh; after all, it could be true!  He
also resisted the urge to break into a run, which would tire out him right when he
might be needing his full strength.
     Somewhere ahead, but farther away than the horseman, a hound bayed, answered by
two more.  At least, Fist of Kjarran was fairly sure they were hounds, and not
wolves.  But it was enough to make anyone's blood run cold, and that alone might have
scared a timid traveler to death.  And who would be hunting with hounds along this
road at night?  Fist wasn't a country boy, but something seemed out of step in this.
Maybe the killer used the hounds to terrify his victims?  In any case, the horsemen
in the valley was in danger.
     Fist paused to listen.  He had lost track of the hoofbeats when he'd heard the
baying, but now he picked them up again.  They were faster-paced, but...they didn't
seem to be getting any closer.  He shuddered in sympathy for the rider as he hurried
ahead.  It must be like one of those nightmares where you run and run and can't
escape.
     Darkness filled the little valley like a pool of water.  Fist had the
unreasonable feeling that he should hold his breath as he descended.  There was a
thin wail from below, then shouts and the clangor of swords.  He broke into a trot.
Some other traveler must have drawn the killer and sprung the ambush before he got
there!
     At the bottom of the valley, the road crossed a stream.  The woods were broken
there so that some moonlight came down onto the bridge and the struggle going on
there.  Swords flickered in reflected moonlight, and shadows surged back and forth.
Fist drew his sword.  One shadow detached itself from the struggle.  It was
silhouetted briefly against the white foam of the stream: a gigantic hound, black as
hate except for crimson ears and eyes that burned like fire.  It bayed as it raced
along the road toward Fist of Kjarran.
     Fist shuddered.  You didn't have to be timid for that sound and sight to freeze
your blood!  But he was a gladiator, a Lord Protector, a faithful follower of Kjarran
and Jayde.  No dog was going to intimidate him.  He steadied his sword to receive the
charge.

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 471): BLUE DUCK of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 469): EQUALIZER of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 465): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 465): VRYCE of WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 464): DUSK of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 463): KANDY KANES of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 231): RAPAX of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 455): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 229): DELWYNNDWN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 451): PICKLED PIGSKIN of BUFFY'S DINER (Alfredo Frothingslosh)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 449): APATHY of WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 442): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 406): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 206): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 330): 4-0 PROLENE of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 310): ON MY WAY of SADISTS F2F (SunGod, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 136): JUSTICE of PEACE MAKERS (Solomon, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 356): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 471): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 469): BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 465): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 465): BROWN'S BLADES (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 464): KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 463): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 231): UGLY URBAN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 455): DEATH THREAT (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 229): UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 451): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 449): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 442): COMIC MAYHEM (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 406): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 206): DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 330): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 310): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 136): WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 356): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 471): BLUE DUCK of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): MALASION of THE BLACKHEARTS (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           N.D. GRASSE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 464): KILLIN' STU of MINIONS OF MILO (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 463): KANDY KANES of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 231): BATMANNING (28-3402) CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 229):ODYSSEUS of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KRAC D'CHEVALIERS of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               BABBS BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
                   (turn 228): SIR YDER of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               BONEGRIN DEVAR of BUSHMASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 448): RYANATOR of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
                            LEMON DROP of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): ZEEL BEBUB of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                               INCREDIBLE SULK of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
                               MARY ANN of SCREEN DREAMS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
                            MOONSTONE of FLAMING FIST (Firehawk, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in WILLAF since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Woof!  BROWN'S BLADES were 
a bunch of dogs after WYLDERNESS WYLD got through with 'em!  5th ain't so sweet as 
1st!  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too little dodging gave COLOR ME a 0-0-0!  I 
got a good laugh out of it!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n 
down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, CRIMSON WOLVES' 4th moved them up to 2-3-0 
place.  BLACKHEART'S AXE showed WILLAF what they were made of as they fought with a 
vengeance to walk off with 3-1-0.  What's with RABID CHINCHILLA!?  He actually beat 
WAY OF THE SWORD's TAREX, and walked away with 21 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at BROWN'S BLADES.  B'EKA STORMEYE lost 18 points to CRIMSON.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe B'EKA STORMEYE will provide more easy wins...  Har har 
har!  Did VRYCE wimp out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, he's not Duelmaster anymore.  I 
can barely restrain my enthusiam for WAY OF THE SWORD's outstanding member, 
Duelmaster PA ELL.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was THE BLACKHEARTS.  In my day, no team with a 313-330-22 would scare me off!  
What's the problem, WAY OF THE SWORD?  What do people see in PAZUZU?  His 17-17-1?  
THE BLACKHEARTS ain't talkin', but he's got 92 points.  Maybe THE DARK TIDES' FURIOUS 
IMP is one of those gals who likes pain, or something.  That's what she'll get next 
week, after challenging up 28 to PAZUZU.  FURIOUS IMP found one way to advance:  
challenging PAZUZU and losing, but getting 2 points.  No brain, no pain.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Yeah, yeah, HIMEI killed PRINCE ALEX, who was "too 
young to die."  Well, he was a fighter, and that's what you have to face.  How long 
have I been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PA ELL 2898                  15   7  0   117       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VRYCE 5141                   10   2  2   113       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
-ANNIE PINKLEY 3713           13   8  2   106       COLOR ME (350)
 RABID CHINCHILLA! 5118        8   2  0    95       LOOK OUT! (530)
 PAZUZU 4318                  17  17  1    92       THE BLACKHEARTS (356)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEDNESDAY 5254                9   3  2    90       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 PYOA 5090                     9   4  0    79       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 HIMEI 4402                   15  12  3    77       YAMABUSHI (432)
 PUN DAT 4789                 12  33  0    74       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 TAREX 4865                   10   5  0    72       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
 MURGEN 5065                  10  10  0    68       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FURIOUS IMP 5250              6   1  0    64       THE DARK TIDES (546)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANTEZEL 4988                  9   9  1    57       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALIAPHUS 5159                6   1  0    55       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 ALENNA TRYSHAND 5184          5   2  0    53       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 MUKAARTH 5156                 5   2  1    50       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 TARRANT 5145                  6   6  0    48       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
 CRIMSON 5197                  5   1  0    47       PHOENIX (536)
 ANYA 5160                     4   3  0    47       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
-SHOCHU 4912                   5   4  1    45       YAMABUSHI (432)
 ENDEX 5187                    7   1  0    42       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
 CHOCCONUT 5140                7   3  0    41       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 LONG TOM 5169                 6   1  0    36       PHOENIX (536)
-KUROHANA 5128                 6   1  0    34       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE HORN 5253              5   3  0    30       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113            5  12  0    29       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GRIZZ 5218                    4   1  0    29       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 LOTANA 5174                   4   2  1    28       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 NEZUME 4379                   6   5  0    27       YAMABUSHI (432)
 STORMFETCHER 5178             3   5  1    27       CRIMSON WOLVES (538)
-YUSHIMO 5101                  5   4  1    25       YAMABUSHI (432)
 B'EKA STORMEYE 5182           4   3  0    25       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 ELESAURIS 5200                4   2  0    25       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 RANDOM 5171                   3   3  0    24       SILK AND STEEL (537)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISTY MORN 5204               4   2  0    22       CRIMSON WOLVES (538)
-BLUU GNITE 5201               3   2  0    22       COLOR ME (350)
 CAEDDAR 5173                  4   2  1    21       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 LASARIC 5172                  5   1  0    20       SILK AND STEEL (537)
-BLIND DRIVER 5121             3   2  0    20       LOOK OUT! (530)
-POR Q. PINE 5149              3   1  0    18       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 NAVIER 5225                   2   0  1    18       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)
 LAREX 5274                    1   0  1    18       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
 PRANDTL 5224                  1   1  0    18       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)
 AMBROSIUS 5158                3   4  0    17       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 TONYA THE RAGER 5183          3   4  0    16       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 ANGELIUS OF NOT 5179          2   6  1    16       CRIMSON WOLVES (538)
 MICROSOFT WORKS 5239          1   1  0    16       OXYMORONS (544)
 AZAKA 5216                    3   2  0    15       GEN KHAN (485)
 WORVER 5234                   3   1  0    15       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
-NEVRON 5231                   1   0  0    15       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-ELMO 4453                     1   0  0    15       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
 GELRON 5175                   3   3  0    14       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 PLADES 5273                   1   0  0    12       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
 BENMAR 5227                   1   1  0    12       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 KYLA SKINFLAYER 5203          3   2  0    11       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 UKI 5196                      2   5  0    11       GEN KHAN (485)
 GHENGIS KAHN 5252             2   5  0    11       THE DARK TIDES (546)
-RUDDY JOE 5236                1   0  0    11       COLOR ME (350)
-FLAMMABLE BABY! 5122          2   2  0     9       LOOK OUT! (530)
 SASAKI 5277                   1   0  1     9       GEN KHAN (485)
 METAL HEAD 5170               1   6  0     9       PHOENIX (536)
-TONIUS 5229                   1   1  0     9       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 MURDOX 5228                   2   0  0     8       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 TASHA THE QUICK 5220          1   4  0     7       CRIMSON WOLVES (538)
-BLACK AND BLUE 5237           1   0  0     7       COLOR ME (350)
 FLICKER 5211                  0   5  0     5       PHOENIX (536)
 PRAXEL 5230                   1   1  0     4       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 CONUNDRUM 5223                0   2  0     2       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)
 TYLER 5279                    0   1  0     1       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILENT 4452                   0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
-MERCY 4455                    0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
 GU GU 5275                    0   1  0     1       GEN KHAN (485)
-RAVEN 4451                    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?
AHRIMAS 5217           0  1 0 THE BLACKHEARTS 356   STONE GOLEM 542       466 NONE    
LUCKY THE FILTHY 5232  1  3 0 CRIMSON WOLVES 538    MOUNTAIN TROLL 534    466 NONE    
THE WRETCHED 5251      4  3 0 THE DARK TIDES 546    WURM KIN 543          466 NONE    
HU BOI 5276            0  1 0 GEN KHAN 485          NAVIER 5225           466         
BI GI 5214             2  2 0 GEN KHAN 485          LOTANA 5174           465         
IMA FOO 5215           0  1 0 GEN KHAN 485          ANGELIUS OF NOT 5179  462 REVENGED
PRINCESS ANN 5162      1  5 0 NARNIAN KNIGHTS 535   WURM KIN 543          466 NONE    
WHITE QUEEN 5165       1  5 0 NARNIAN KNIGHTS 535   DARK CHAMPION 540     466 NONE    
AZLYA 5164             2  4 0 NARNIAN KNIGHTS 535   BANDIT PRINCE 541     466 NONE    
FAUN 5161              0  6 0 NARNIAN KNIGHTS 535   SPYMASTER 538         466 NONE    
PRINCE ALEX 5163       4  2 0 NARNIAN KNIGHTS 535   HIMEI 4402            466         
DARIUS 5167            4  2 1 PHOENIX 536           CAEDDAR 5173          465         
JACK'S COLON 5226      1  1 0 PROJECT MAYHEM 542    LAREX 5274            466         
PUNJ ENT 5219          1  4 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305     SASAKI 5277           466         
MEAT 2 5272            0  1 0 WAY OF THE BLADE  532 STONE GOLEM 542       466 NONE    
MEAT 1 5271            0  1 0 WAY OF THE SWORD 304  STONE GOLEM 542       466 NONE    
RESH 4978              5  4 1 WAY OF THE SWORD 304  HIMEI 4402            465         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I hate missing turns. -- Ghoti

Tonya the Rager - More like Tonya the tin can.  Azaka

Misty Morn - Lulled to sleep in the mist....  Uki

Lotarna - Not very nice, there....  What's left of Bi Gi

Way of the Sword -- Pretty brave of your Resh challenging up 26 points at Himei!  
Shouldn't be too surprised that he got killed.  Geez, man!  What were you thinking? 
-- Yamabushi

Hey, Look Out! -- Where's the rest of your guys, bub?  What's the matter?  You scared 
of getting your but kicked by little ol' me?  Come on, now!  Don't think I haven't 
forgotten about a sick down-challenger like you.  I'm still waiting behind the door 
with a poison-dripping blade in hand to bury in your back! -- Yamabushi

Jorja -- The whole point is either he'll win or die.  He only has SZ 3 and CN 5.  So 
let him die, it's his purpose so that we can bloodfeud. -- Diaretic, mgr. The Dark 
Tides

McKaarth -- Ouch, one blow and you went down.  But you did right by surrendering. -- 
Furious Imp

Elesauris -- How come I always have to get these poor matchups? -- Gheng is Kahn, 
hoping for better matchups

Caliaphus -- Beating me like that, I think you deserve the win.  Congrats! -- Little 
Horn

All -- Well, I was hoping to come here and get some competition, and instead I got a 
stupid standby. -- Wednesday

All -- I got my turn back and I was amazed at something.  My ID numbers had all 
changed.  I kind of got attached to them over the last five months! -- Diaretic, mgr. 
The Dark Tides

     They always change when you move warriors to a new arena.

Pa Ell -- I suppose I can be generous, since I'm leaving.  But now that you've got 
fourteen wins, why aren't you leaving, too? -- N.D. Grasse

Rabid Chinchilla -- I'll never be able to look a fur coat in the face again. -- Pun 
Dat

Nezume -- Chocolate rules! -- Chocconut

Stormfetcher -- You have been FALLING DOWN ON THE JOB!  We should have had storms 
daily!  And what do we have?  One a week.  Sheesh, how can anyone expect us to run an 
ecology here without enough rain? -- Punj Ent, concerned citizen

Metal Head -- (surprised look)  I won?  Hot dog! -- O. Pun Pleezj

Ed. -- So is uncontroled rage. -- Punj Ent

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

26 July 2003
     Citizens of Alastari, a bright dawn has risen.  While you slept, a pernicious
force has entered the once-fair City of Aruak.  It fought alongside their treasured
warriors, it drank with their fans, and it slept with their women.  Now the masks are
coming off.
     Warriors, be afraid...be very afraid.  After years of Andorian managers ranting
that Aruak is the safest city in Alastari, the Frothingslosh Syndicate has selected
Aruak City as the home for its next epic 'contest'--Murder by Numbers II.  Our spies
have selected the warriors for extermination, and the executioners have had several
months to prepare.  Now a new age of darkness will descend upon Aruak, as the
Syndicate and its allies bring an entirely new level of competition to the arena!
Downchallenges!  Assassinations!  Small poodles as hors d'oeuvres!
     The Murder by Numbers II 'rules' will be announced next cycle.  However, we
invite all managers, from all corners of Alastari, to come to Aruak City and take
part...in one way or another.  Help defend the honor of a long heralded haven for the
pure, or join the forces of change in their siege of the ice-cream and cake
stronghold of the Dukes of Nerf-Dueling!
     This exercise is not for either the faint of heart or the weak willed.  Blood
will flow, brains will leak, and beer will be chugged.  Either way, we welcome you
with open arms and gleaming blades.
     This public service announcement has been brought to you by Frothingslosh Epic
Contests (tm), the number 86, and the letter 'K'.

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

29 July 2003
           *     *     *     *The Third Annual Turf War*     *     *     *
     Yes, it's time again for alliances to go to war!  TW3 will be held in DM 47
(North Fork) at a date to be  specified later--right after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest is over...but I'm sure everyone wants to get their teams there soon!  Here
are the rules:

1.  Each alliance must have a leader declare the arrival of his alliance.  The leader
    will be responsible for verifying any and all teams/managers who declare to the
    alliance he/she is leading.
2.  Each manager, team declaring for the contest must have approval of the leader,
    donate one Roll-up Certificate ($5) to the prize pot (send it to me by diplo, by
    snail, or a note to customer service), and declare his/her team by diplo, p-ad or
    snail.
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
    double!
4.  Prizes are as follows (mostly...there WILL be some things added as the prize pot
    grows with entry donations--this list is not final!)
    *  Highest scoring alliance -- Rename Arena 47 for a period of 6 months, one half
       of the total prize pot donated; roll-up certs.
    *  The Alliance with the most returns from the DA will get to re-name the DA
       monsters for a period of 6 months.
    *  The alliance with the most warriors listed as style masters will get to pick
       the Alastari city/arena to host the next Grand Tournament.
    *  The warrior with the most front page honors/awards will have the Arenamaster
       named after him for a period of 6 months.
    *  The Alliance with the most front page Honors/Awards will have the honor of
        picking the *slow* arena to host the Fifth Annual Turf War.
    *  The team with the most listings as Style Master will find out the favorites of
       one of their warriors.
    *  The warrior with the most listings as Style Master will fight at my expense
       for five turns (I will transfer to the manager's account).
    *  The Alliance with the most kills will be able to re-name the stand-in warriors
       for a period of 6 months.
    *  The warrior that scores the most total points will fight at my expense for 5
       turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the manager's account).
    *  The team that scores the most total points will receive an extra share of
       roll-up certs from the prize pot.
     There may be more categories to come, and the prize pot still has to be
divided...I'm open to category/prize ideas--and further donations to the prize pot.
     The contest will run for *TEN* turns; prizes will be awarded at the end of the
11th turn.
     Scoring will be as follows:
* 5 points per fight, doubled for each of the following conditions met:
     -- Two Alliance     -- Champion
     -- Challenge        -- Two Champions
     -- Bloodfeud        -- Challenger losing
     -- Kill
     (Note:  DA losses are exempt, but DA wins will be *tripled*!!!  Ex:  Happy
Slasher goes to the DA and dies, no points are lost.  If he wins, his team scores 60
points!  If he was a champ, he scores 120 points!)
     Use the following chart to calculate scores:
Conditions Met:       0     1     2     3     4     5     6     7
Points Per Fight:     5    10    20    40    80   160   320   640
* Awards/Honors and Style Masters will each be awarded points also.  Find the total
number of each (do note add Awards and Style Masters together) and consult the graph
below.  Champs that score an award or style master count as two.
     1 --   5      7 --  320
     2 --  10      8 --  640
     3 --  20      9 -- 1280
     4 --  40     10 -- 2560
     5 --  80     11 -- 5280
     6 -- 100     (x2 for each extra)
Note -- These categories *count as "triple"*--they will be figured for each team,
*AND* again for each alliance *as well as* for each warrior!
*  Each and every mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points...period.
*  TVs will be scored on the same scale as Awards/Style Masters, but the total points
will be x10.  TC's will be scored as TV's, but x10 more.
Number of TV/TC's          Points Scored (TV/TC)
     1      50/ 500
     2     100/1000
     3     200/2000
     4     400/4000
     +     x2/ x2 (for each extra)
     Each alliance will start with 5000 points, scores for *fights* will be added to
the winner's total *AND* deducted from the losers.
     Come  one and all, defend your turf and the honor of your alliance...or your
own!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB
                    Arenas, DM 47, DM 73

1 August 2003
     Assurnasirbanipal invites you to Talcama to participate in the third BATTLE
ROYAL contest.  It is a Delarquan contest so brutal that even some of Talcama's most
notable managers will refuse to participate.  The rules are simpler than any other
contest:  You may not avoid any other contest team.  There are no silly rules for who
can and can't compete.  Any team in Talcama is eligible to compete.  The scoring is
also quite simple (+1 for a win, +1 for a kill (+1 for the win), -1 for a loss) and
the first team to reach 25 points is the winner.
     Scoring will be live--the results for the turn posted in the newsletter.  The
winner will be able to fight their contest team in Talcama for free for 6 months but
more importantly will win a contest against some of the best managers who play the
game in one of the hardest contests in the game.
     First turn for BATTLE ROYAL 3 is Talcama Turn 465, which is due August 30.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE WRETCHED was butchered by WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PRINCESS ANN was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
WHITE QUEEN was put to death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
AZLYA was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
FAUN was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
LUCKY THE FILTHY was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
AHRIMAS was unbelievably slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
MEAT 2 was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MEAT 1 was executed by STONE GOLEM in a unpopular 3 minute gory Dark Arena brawl.
UKI was handily defeated by LOTANA in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud melee.
RABID CHINCHILLA! vanquished TAREX in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge duel.
FURIOUS IMP lost to PAZUZU in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TARRANT was overpowered by PUN DAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
LITTLE HORN was defeated by ENDEX in a 2 minute Challenge match.
GHENGIS KAHN was demolished by RANDOM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
WORVER was devastated by CHOCCONUT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
AZAKA was bested by NEZUME in a 2 minute gory amateur vs. master Challenge bout.
PA ELL vanquished WEDNESDAY in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Title bout.
PYOA overcame MURGEN in a 1 minute bout.
HIMEI butchered PRINCE ALEX in a 2 minute gory mismatched brawl.
MUKAARTH overpowered CAEDDAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CALIAPHUS beat O. PUN PLEEZJ in a popular 1 minute match.
ALENNA TRYSHAND viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute bloody competition.
B'EKA STORMEYE was overpowered by CRIMSON in a exciting 1 minute uneven fight.
ANYA overpowered LASARIC in a action packed 2 minute bloody uneven fray.
LONG TOM narrowly defeated TONYA THE RAGER in a popular 3 minute gory match.
METAL HEAD slimly lost to MISTY MORN in a 4 minute gory match.
ANGELIUS OF NOT lost to ELESAURIS in a 3 minute fight.
STORMFETCHER overpowered KYLA SKINFLAYER in a 1 minute uneven match.
AMBROSIUS was beaten by PRANDTL in a 2 minute duel.
GELRON overcame TASHA THE QUICK in a action packed 1 minute bout.
CONUNDRUM was overpowered by BENMAR in a 3 minute uneven competition.
NAVIER executed HU BOI in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
JACK'S COLON was easily killed by LAREX in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MURDOX subdued TYLER in a exciting 6 minute brutal novice's fight.
PRAXEL was overpowered by GRIZZ in a 2 minute one-sided fray.
PUNJ ENT was viciously butchered by SASAKI in a 1 minute bloody novice's duel.
MICROSOFT WORKS demolished GU GU in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FLICKER was overpowered by PLADES 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                  21         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 21         LUNGING ATTACK    75 -  56 -  5      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  19 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   94 - 100 -  7      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         AIMED BLOW        17 -  22 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  21 -  1      28  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  19 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  24 -  1      17  |

Turn 466 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       2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK   10 - 11         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  3     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK    11 - 10     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  4         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PA ELL 2898                15   7  0  117 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
SLASHING ATTACK  WEDNESDAY 5254              9   3  2   90 THE DARK TIDES (546)
LUNGING ATTACK   PYOA 5090                   9   4  0   79 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
WALL OF STEEL    ENDEX 5187                  7   1  0   42 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
PARRY-STRIKE     CHOCCONUT 5140              7   3  0   41 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
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 
LONG TOM 5169.  The ten other most popular fighters were TONYA THE RAGER 5183, TYLER 
5279, ANYA 5160, RABID CHINCHILLA! 5118, AHRIMAS 5217, NEZUME 4379, HIMEI 4402, 
ANGELIUS OF NOT 5179, CHOCCONUT 5140, and PA ELL 2898.

The least popular fighter this week was MEAT 1 5271.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MURDOX 5228, MEAT 2 5272, FLICKER 5211, GU GU 5275, PUNJ ENT 5219, 
PRAXEL 5230, JACK'S COLON 5226, BENMAR 5227, KYLA SKINFLAYER 5203, and MISTY MORN 
5204.