DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/04/2003    Duedate: 10/17/2003

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-470

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MURGEN
THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
(16-5065) [12-11-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VRYCE                          RACECAR
WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)       MARGANA MAET (463)
(16-5141) [13-2-2,125]         (16-4517) [4-2-0,71]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TONYA THE RAGER                LOTANA
BROWN'S BLADES (539)           SILK AND STEEL (537)
(16-5183) [7-4-0,54]           (16-5174) [5-5-1,24]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAY OF THE SWORD (304)      55
2. PROJECT MAYHEM (542)        38      LOOK OUT! (530)
3. BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)      36      Unchartered Team
4. SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)     35
5. WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)    33      OXYMORONS (544)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*OXYMORONS (544)            5   1  0 83.3   1/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       9  6 2
 2/ 2 LOOK OUT! (530)           24   9  1 72.7   2/ 5 SILK AND STEEL (537)      9  6 1
 3/ 0*MARGANA MAET (463)         4   2  0 66.7   3/ 3*PROJECT MAYHEM (542)      9  6 1
 4/ 3 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)  47  29  5 61.8   4/ 6 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    8  4 0
 5/ 4 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    29  18  2 61.7   5/ 1 BROWN'S BLADES (539)      8  4 0
 6/ 5 SILK AND STEEL (537)      30  20  3 60.0   6/ 0 TYCRON'S MERCS (555)      8  5 1
 7/ 7 BROWN'S BLADES (539)      26  19  0 57.8   7/ 4 THE DARK TIDES (546)      8  7 0
 8/ 6 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)    61  49  6 55.5   8/ 8 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     6  2 0
 9/12*PROJECT MAYHEM (542)      16  14  2 53.3   9/ 9 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)  5  5 2
10/ 0 TYCRON'S MERCS (555)      26  24  1 52.0  10/ 7 PHOENIX (536)             4  8 0
11/10 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     61  57  2 51.7  11/10*OXYMORONS (544)           3  0 0
12/ 9 THE DARK TIDES (546)      41  39  3 51.3  12/ 0 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   3  2 0
13/ 0 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   62  62  6 50.0  13/11 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)    3  6 0
14-11 THE BLACKHEARTS (356)    314 333 22 48.5  14/14 THE BLACK COMPANY (459)   2  1 1
15-14*AXIS (85)                  8   9  0 47.1  15/ 0 LUST MUPPETS (188)        2  3 0
16/13 PHOENIX (536)             22  28  1 44.0  16/ 0*MARGANA MAET (463)        1  0 0
17/15 YAMABUSHI (432)           69  91  7 43.1  17/16 LOOK OUT! (530)           1  2 0
18/ 0 LUST MUPPETS (188)        48  69  0 41.0  18/15*DARK FEDERATION (13)      1  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      322 487 12 39.8  19/13 YAMABUSHI (432)           1  5 0
20/19 THE BLACK COMPANY (459)   15  24  1 38.5  20/18*DARK WARRIORS (551)       1  7 0
21/16*DARK FEDERATION (13)       6  11  1 35.3  21/17*THUNDER CLAP (543)        1  8 0
22/18*THUNDER CLAP (543)         7  14  0 33.3  22-19 THE BLACKHEARTS (356)     0  1 0
23/20*DARK WARRIORS (551)        1   7  0 12.5  23-20*AXIS (85)                 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 #69 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Zukal:

     Ghenis watched the ship _Relentless_ ease out into the channel and brushed his
hands together.  It was bound for Niatoli to further certain interests of the dark
cult.  On it was Veleks, and Cousin Og, who would look after the small thief...one
way or another.  Which freed him to attend to other matters.
     First of those other matters was a meeting with Pelishtekan, the Ferencian who
was currently the 'chief priest' of the cult.  Ghenis scowled to hide his grimace of
disgust.  He didn't like the Ferencian.  In fact, he loathed the man.  But it wasn't
necessary to like him, not really.  As long as Pelishtekan did his job, nothing else
counted.
     And right now, the man's job was to explain what manner of creature, monster, or
whatever was hunting over the lands just north of Zukal.  And how the damned thing
could be fought and destroyed.  It was in the way of certain plans that he had made
for the benefit of the dark cult...and of himself, of course.  The dark power did not
expect his minions to work for nothing but the joy of it.
     Ghenis left the waterfront behind and wove his way through the twisted and
noisome alleys of one of Zukal's poorest districts.  The cult always had its centers
among the homes of the poor.  They were the ones who had something to gain from it,
and nothing to lose, from shaking up the old order, after all.  Ghenis smiled just a
little.  He liked shaking things up.
     The cult was headquartered in a tall narrow building squeezed between other tall
narrow buildings.  The cellar, which was dark and always damp and divided into tiny
rooms no more than six feet square, was used for...storage.  More or less.  The
ground floor, reached by going down half a dozen steps from street level, was the
shrine itself.  The level above that was where the main work of the cult was done,
the plotting and planning, the gathering of information, the good stuff.  Above that,
two floors of small rooms where members of the cult lived if they couldn't do better
for themselves.  And on the top floor, the pigeons that carried messages from points
as distant as Zuwayza and Murska in the north, Rocanis, Xochithlan, and even Tricorus
in the south.  Most people had no idea how far the cult reached.
     Which was another source of amusement to Ghenis.  The authorities here in Zukal,
the very heart of the cult, had no idea that it was anything more than a handful of
dissatisfied commoners meeting to worship some petty godling.  Ha!  If Bey Sekahos
knew how near he stood to the rim of disaster, how fast he was sliding down the slope
into hell--!  Even the Bandit Princes, who had a clearer understanding of their city,
didn't know that the cult was gaining power daily and would soon be ready to make its
move.  IF the monster north of the city could be dealt with.
     Ghenis pushed open the door and stepped toward Pelishtekan's office.

Near Malcorn:

     The finger of light slid across the surface of the tall stone and touched the
worn carvings, which leaped into sudden clarity.  The little clearing, which had been
empty except for Lord Malcorn and Tiljanz al Burgos, the young Karnhorn diplomat, was
suddenly full of shadows.  Or something.  Tiljanz could feel the weight of a dozen
minds thinking about him--calculating minds, hostile minds, hungry ones.  He held
himself still and quiet with difficulty.  This was Lord Malcorn's meeting; he himself
was just present as a witness.
     Words came out of the darkness, hollow as caves, clear as trumpets.  "Why are
you here, Malcorn?"
     "To demand that you enforce your side of the agreement we made, Dregur," the
lord of Malcorn replied.  If a great tree had spoken, its voice might have sounded
like that.
     "Our side?  What have we, the true and original lords of all the land between
the lakes, to 'enforce' at the command of an ephemeral like you?"
     "Do not play games with me.  A deal was made and sworn under just such a moon,
that the dregur would attack only those who entered this land at the command of the
Easterner Inzolas.  In return for this, you were released from the Silent Place."
     "And if we choose now to disregard that 'deal' you speak of?"  Idle inquiry.
     "The Silent Place is still there."
     "You think you could return us to that captivity?"  Scorn and amusement.  "You?"
     "If you do not keep your side of the agreement," now Malcorn's voice was like
iron, cold black iron, "I will return you to that captivity.  Me."  At that moment,
Tiljanz did not doubt that Blackie would do just that, whatever the cost to himself.
     "We did make an oath."  The voice was the same, but different.  A different
dregur speaking, Tiljanz thought.  "The oath is a binding already.  He could do it."
Warning, cool consideration.
     "Because a few of us have chosen to Hunt freely, as we used to?  Unfair!  This
land was OURS.  If we stretch out our hand to take it back, where is the injustice in
that?"  Passion.
     "The injustice is in the breaking of our oath.  The land itself will reject an
oathbreaker.  It has always been so."  Stern command.  "We must keep our part of the
bargain, or by our failure we release Lord Malcorn from his.  And he could then
return us to the Silent Place, if he is willing to pay the price."  A pause.  "And
you can see that he is so willing."
     Objection.  "Those who Hunt alone will not be called back to the kennel, even by
you."
     Unyielding command.  "Then I myself will lead a Hunt against them."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Rabid Chinchilla, my dear old fur collar, I have no idea how that came about,
but I like it.  Somebody needed to take you to the cleaners, after all.  So much
dust!  And the dandruff was quite disgusting.  Shall I see you again soon?

                                        Pun Dat

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to WILLAF once again!  Bein' on top is great while it lasts, 
BROWN'S BLADES.  But how many friends do you have now?  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking 
and too little dodging gave YAMABUSHI a 0-2-0!  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, SILK AND STEEL's 2nd moved them up to 3-2-1 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 SULLY?  He actually beat PHOENIX's CRIMSON, and walked away with 17 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at PHOENIX.  CRIMSON lost 10 points to SULLY.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe CRIMSON will provide more easy wins...  I can 
barely restrain my enthusiam for THE BLACK COMPANY's outstanding member, Duelmaster 
MURGEN.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  WILLAF thinks BLACKHEART'S 
AXE and their 29-18-2 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  In my 
day, no team with a 26-17-2 would scare me off!  What's the problem, WYLDERNESS WYLD? 
What do people see in O. PUN PLEEZJ?  His 6-15-0?  PUNNY AMINALS ain't talkin', but 
he's got 33 points.  Taunt your opponent RABID CHINCHILLA!!  That was my lucky charm 
when I was unfairly challenged.  (and by 42 points!)  VRYCE should have an easy win.  
I have to get this off my chest.  What a low dog, VRYCE!  He can't set himself up in 
a real match.  I was sorry to see RABID CHINCHILLA! lose.  I hate going to the effort 
of writing about the kind of fights that TYLER gets in.  He fights people like 
CUTTING EDGE, 12 points below.  I thought TYLER showed great skill and promise when 
he defeated CUTTING EDGE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of WILLAF unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Who will dare 
fight WORVER, after he returned from the Dark Arena?  (For the record 6-1-2 is 65, 
and has he points) NEZUME looked pretty sick and surprised when he learned YAMABUSHI 
is sending him to the Dark Arena!  Whadd'he expect with a 7-7-0?  We all knew it had 
to happen sooner or later.  A warrior can't stick around with a 4-8-0, and RANDOM 
easily took care of PINCH CHICKEN.  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                  
 MURGEN 5065                  12  11  1   110       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VRYCE 5141                   13   2  2   125       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
 PERSIFLAGE 4219              21   8  0   118       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANYA 5160                     7   4  1    90       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 PUN DAT 4789                 14  35  0    89       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 SULLY 4344                   11   4  0    85       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 RABID CHINCHILLA! 5118        9   4  0    83       LOOK OUT! (530)
-PYOA 5090                     9   4  0    79       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
-HIMEI 4402                   15  12  3    77       YAMABUSHI (432)
 TAREX 4865                   10   6  0    73       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
 WEDNESDAY 5254               12   4  2    72       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 CRIMSON 5197                  8   2  0    71       PHOENIX (536)
 RACECAR 4517                  4   2  0    71       MARGANA MAET (463)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORVER 5234                   6   1  2    65       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
 ELESAURIS 5200                7   3  0    61       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 MUKAARTH 5156                 8   3  1    60       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 KORE SURYA 4232              11  14  1    59       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 CAEDDAR 5173                  8   2  1    59       SILK AND STEEL (537)
-ANTEZEL 4988                  9   9  1    57       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TONYA THE RAGER 5183          7   4  0    54       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 LONG TOM 5169                 8   3  0    51       PHOENIX (536)
 CALIAPHUS 5159                8   3  0    51       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 B'EKA STORMEYE 5182           7   4  0    50       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 TARRANT 5145                  7   8  0    49       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
 MICROSOFT WORKS 5239          5   1  0    49       OXYMORONS (544)
-SHOCHU 4912                   5   4  1    45       YAMABUSHI (432)
 FREUD 4258                    8   8  0    44       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 LASARIC 5172                  8   2  0    43       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 AMBROSIUS 5158                5   6  0    39       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 JOAN OF ARC 5287              3   1  0    37       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 ENDEX 5187                    8   3  0    36       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
-KUROHANA 5128                 7   1  0    36       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113            6  15  0    33       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 HAPPY FUN BALL 4259           6   8  0    33       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 PRANDTL 5224                  3   3  1    32       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KET 5329                      4   2  0    31       TYCRON'S MERCS (555)
 GRIZZ 5218                    7   2  0    30       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 KYLA SKINFLAYER 5203          6   3  0    30       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 GELRON 5175                   5   5  0    30       SILK AND STEEL (537)
-GRAE 596                      4   0  0    30       AXIS (85)
 KATRINA THE RED 5331          7   4  0    29       TYCRON'S MERCS (555)
 RANDOM 5171                   4   6  1    28       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 ALENNA TRYSHAND 5184          6   5  0    27       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 LOTANA 5174                   5   5  1    24       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 MELVISHNU 5328                3   1  1    24       TYCRON'S MERCS (555)
 LAREX 5274                    3   1  1    24       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUSHIMO 5101                  5   7  1    23       YAMABUSHI (432)
 PEACH NUTT 5298               3   1  2    22       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 MOOT 5075                     4   1  0    21       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 TYLER 5279                    3   2  0    21       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)
 HELLEBORE SIREN 5124          2   1  0    21       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 ORAN JI 5299                  2   2  0    21       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 IKEA BOY 5286                 3   1  0    20       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)
-BLIND DRIVER 5121             3   2  0    20       LOOK OUT! (530)
 POR Q. PINE 5149              4   2  0    19       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 MISCHIEVIOUS IMP 5318         2   0  0    19       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 COMPOST HEAP 5320             2   0  0    18       PROJECT MAYHEM (542)
 GHENGIS KAHN 5252             3   8  0    17       THE DARK TIDES (546)
-HALF-WAY 594                  3   1  0    17       AXIS (85)
 SARIC 5338                    1   0  0    17       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
 HUSAM AL DIN 4422             3   7  0    16       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-EQUINOX 592                   1   3  0    15       AXIS (85)
-ELMO 4453                     1   0  0    15       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
 HECK S'NUTT 5337              1   0  0    14       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 LIN MAEHARRA 5296             1   1  0    13       DARK WARRIORS (551)
-SLOK 26                       2   1  0    12       DARK FEDERATION (13)
 ZORG 27                       2   3  1    10       DARK FEDERATION (13)
-FLAMMABLE BABY! 5122          2   2  0     9       LOOK OUT! (530)
 COLONEL TRILL 5327            1   1  0     9       TYCRON'S MERCS (555)
 NEVRON 5231                   2   2  0     8       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 MURDOX 5228                   2   2  0     8       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-TROM 30                       1   2  0     7       DARK FEDERATION (13)
 PRAXEL 5230                   1   4  0     7       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-TONIUS 5229                   1   3  0     6       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-BENMAR 5227                   1   3  0     6       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 DARK PRIEST 5319              1   1  0     5       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 DESTROYER 28                  1   2  0     5       DARK FEDERATION (13)
-BALANCIA 595                  0   2  0     3       AXIS (85)
 ZOLKER 29                     0   3  0     3       DARK FEDERATION (13)
-ACROMATIUS 593                0   3  0     3       AXIS (85)
 SAM FIREHEART 5297            0   2  0     2       DARK WARRIORS (551)
 CUTTING EDGE 5295             0   2  0     2       DARK WARRIORS (551)
-SILENT 4452                   0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
-MERCY 4455                    0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
-RAVEN 4451                    0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
 CRUSHER 5293                  0   1  0     1       DARK WARRIORS (551)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DARK CHAMPION 540      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          WORVER 5234           470 NONE    
LITTLE HORN 5253       5  4 0 THE DARK TIDES 546    ANYA 5160             467 REVENGED
FINAL STRYKE 5294      0  1 0 DARK WARRIORS 551     PRANDTL 5224          469         
WHOMP 5238             0  1 0 LUST MUPPETS 188      BLACK ORC 536         470 NONE    
PINCH CHICKEN 4414     4  8 0 LUST MUPPETS 188      RANDOM 5171           470         
PRINCE ALEX 5163       4  2 0 NARNIAN KNIGHTS 535   HIMEI 4402            466 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FLICKER 5211           0  9 0 PHOENIX 536           BANDIT PRINCE 541     470 NONE    
METAL HEAD 5170        2  9 0 PHOENIX 536           MOUNTAIN TROLL 534    470 NONE    
NAVIER 5225            3  3 1 PROJECT MAYHEM 542    PEACH NUTT 5298       470         
CONUNDRUM 5223         1  3 0 PROJECT MAYHEM 542    PEACH NUTT 5298       468         
JACK'S COLON 5226      1  1 0 PROJECT MAYHEM 542    LAREX 5274            466 NOT REVE
CHOCCONUT 5140         9  4 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305     MURGEN 5065           469         
PUNJ ENT 5219          1  4 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305     SASAKI 5277           466 NOT REVE
MEAT 2 5340            0  1 0 WAY OF THE BLADE  532 ARENAMASTER KHARA 539 470 NONE    
MEAT 1 5339            0  1 0 WAY OF THE SWORD 304  ARENAMASTER KHARA 539 470 NONE    
16 MEAT 3 5341         0  1 0 WAY OF THE SWORD 304  BANDIT PRINCE 541     470 NONE    
NEZUME 4379            7  8 0 YAMABUSHI 432         MOUNTAIN TROLL 534    470 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Katrina the Red -- I'm waiting for you!  I'm sure a win will come easily for me. --
Wednesday

Peach Nutt -- 1, 2, 3 and 4 you are undefeated no more. -- Joan of Arc

Tonius --  I must say that was one of the best fights that I have ever saw.  Well
fought. -- Diaretic

Praxel -- I think I have a bit more skill than you.  Sorry about the Infirmary thing.
-- Dark Priest

Anya -- Well I actually expected that but I was hoping for a few more skills though.
-- Ghengis Kahn

Benmar -- I was as surprised to see Ghengis Kahn win as you were.  He needed the
morale boost. -- Diaretic
P.S.  Try slowing down and putting on more armor.

Project Mayhem -- Is it coincidence you fought all my warriors?

Project Mayhem -- I won't hold it against you that my warrior died due to his lack of
knowledge,  but only hope to gain from this first loss! -- Dark Warriors

Grand Master Ganamir -- I lacked the info and do not have complete weapons and armor
commissioned to my new warriors, and in turn, causing him death on his first fight--
please help! -- Dark Warriors

     I'm guessing that this is in regards to a possible input error?  I have passed
     it along to Customer Service in the hopes that this is the case.  If ever you
     have a question about an input error or anything of the sort, send a separate
     note with *all* the details to Customer Service so they can check on it. -- Ed.

Project Mayhem -- Was it by choice or coincidence all of your team fought mine?  If
you have plans to pick off my new breed of gladiators, you have another think coming,
and I swear by my blade...it will not happen again! -- Dark Warriors

Arenamaster Ganamir -- I lacked info in my packet and did not receive a complete
weapons and armor, in turn, causing death to my first warrior! -- Dark Warriors

Joan of Arc -- You're too curved.  You don't understand the imperative of the nutt.
-- Peach Nutt

Murgen -- (sigh)  I feared it would happen sooner or later.  Some people just lose
all control around chocolate. -- Ghost of Chocconut

B'eka Stormeye -- The wind of your gaze, the thunder of your glance! -- O Pun Pleezj
(the j is silent, don't forget)

Random -- Planned is better, big guy. -- Oran Ji

What horrid thing have I done to deserve this entirely possible rollup? -- Jorja

Pa Ell -- May you find your retirement as enjoyable as you hope.  You earned it. --
Jorja and Moonjumper, Punny Animals

Arcane's Den -- Go for it! -- Jorja
P.S.  Define "hostility."

Sunwake -- Welcome and all that appropriate stuff. -- Jorja

Tycron's Mercs -- Welcome to Willaf. -- Jorja, Punny Animals

9 September 2003
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MANAGERS!  If you think you have what it takes to match
wits and blades with some of the best managers in Alastari, then WE WANT YOU!  The
Tournament Of The Golden Scrod #4 will begin in Aradi (DM 60) the turn after the Fall
Mail-In.  It's not too late for you to sign up.  I realize that many of you may be
hesitant after seeing that myself and Hombre have teamed up again, but we'll try to
take it easy on you guys a little bit.  For more information on T#%S IV, please
contact me at ganolus@aol.com.  We're looking for a few good managers...the few, the
proud, the TOGS!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

15 September 2003
An Announcement Concerning the Brotherhood of the Blade Alliance:
     I have chosen to withdraw my membership from the Brotherhood of the Blade
alliance.  The years I have spent in the alliance have been the best of my DM career.
I leave the alliance with many great friends and will always remain close to my
former brethren.
     The Brotherhood of the Blade will not skip a beat without my membership.  It
remains in very capable hands and its roster is among the strongest in the game.
With the return on some of its founding members to DM, I know the BOB will continue
to grow in strength and prestige in the years to come. -- The Sandman

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WORVER viciously butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NEZUME was dispatched by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a action packed 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
FLICKER was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
METAL HEAD was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
MEAT 1 was butchered by ARENAMASTER KHARAK in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
WHOMP was narrowly killed by BLACK ORC in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
MEAT 2 was easily killed by ARENAMASTER KHARAK in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
16 MEAT 3 was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
WEDNESDAY was vanquished by ANYA in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
NAVIER was unbelievably slain by PEACH NUTT in a popular 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
VRYCE slimly won victory over RABID CHINCHILLA! in a 2 minute gory Challenge bout.
MICROSOFT WORKS subdued AMBROSIUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
ELESAURIS slimly won victory over LONG TOM in a exciting 2 minute Challenge contest.
JOAN OF ARC slimly won victory over ALENNA TRYSHAND in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
POR Q. PINE was overpowered by LASARIC in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GHENGIS KAHN was devastated by KYLA SKINFLAYER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PRANDTL savagely defeated O. PUN PLEEZJ in a 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
MURDOX was viciously subdued by ORAN JI in a 2 minute brutal novice's Challenge fight.
COMPOST HEAP overpowered PRAXEL in a 2 minute gory one-sided Challenge bout.
TYLER handily defeated CUTTING EDGE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
DARK PRIEST was overpowered by GRIZZ in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PUN DAT was demolished by MURGEN in a 1 minute uneven Title bout.
PERSIFLAGE vanquished TAREX in a 2 minute gory mismatched fray.
CRIMSON was subdued by SULLY in a popular 1 minute fight.
KORE SURYA was viciously subdued by RACECAR in a 1 minute veteran's match.
FREUD was narrowly defeated by TONYA THE RAGER in a action packed 3 minute match.
TARRANT lost to CAEDDAR in a 1 minute fray.
MUKAARTH overpowered KATRINA THE RED in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
CALIAPHUS handily defeated MELVISHNU in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
B'EKA STORMEYE savagely defeated GELRON in a action packed 2 minute gruesome fight.
HAPPY FUN BALL narrowly defeated LOTANA in a exciting 7 minute match.
ENDEX overpowered HUSAM AL DIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
YUSHIMO was narrowly defeated by HELLEBORE SIREN in a 2 minute bout.
PINCH CHICKEN was butchered by RANDOM in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KET devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 4 minute one-sided battle.
ZORG was devastated by SARIC in a 1 minute uneven bout.
LAREX overpowered NEVRON in a 1 minute one-sided match.
IKEA BOY handily defeated SAM FIREHEART in a 1 minute uneven match.
LIN MAEHARRA overpowered ZOLKER in a 1 minute gory uneven bout.
MISCHIEVIOUS IMP handily defeated CRUSHER in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched match.
MOOT beat COLONEL TRILL in a action packed 4 minute novice's fight.
DESTROYER was vanquished by HECK S'NUTT in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 20         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  19         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  21 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  11 -  2      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    78 -  68 -  9      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK  103 -  94 -  6      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  23 -  1      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        12 -  25 -  0      32  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  25 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  27 -  1      18  |

Turn 470 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:

TOTAL PARRY        6 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     8 - 11         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  9     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MURGEN 5065                12  11  1  110 THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
STRIKING ATTACK  VRYCE 5141                 13   2  2  125 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
TOTAL PARRY      PERSIFLAGE 4219            21   8  0  118 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  SULLY 4344                 11   4  0   85 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
WALL OF STEEL    ENDEX 5187                  8   3  0   36 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TONYA THE RAGER 5183.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LOTANA 5174.  The ten other most popular fighters were B'EKA STORMEYE 5182, 
NEZUME 4379, METAL HEAD 5170, LONG TOM 5169, COLONEL TRILL 5327, ALENNA TRYSHAND 
5184, PRANDTL 5224, TAREX 4865, FREUD 4258, and TONYA THE RAGER 5183.

The least popular fighter this week was DESTROYER 28.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CRUSHER 5293, ZOLKER 29, SAM FIREHEART 5297, NEVRON 5231, ZORG 27, KET 
5329, PINCH CHICKEN 4414, HUSAM AL DIN 4422, MELVISHNU 5328, and KATRINA THE RED 
5331.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 18 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                          CAFFEINE JUNKIE (3-6110) ADDICTED 
                        CATFISH HUNTER (5-3315) PARTY ANIMALS 
                          MATTAHOOPLE (16-4203) GIFTED GODS 
                         SWEET JANE (53-6535) THE DARK TEMPLE 
                              LIL NOIR (62-3311) ENIGMA 
                         NARCISSISTIC NUN (69-8644) ODD SQUAD 
                             LEGION '8' (71-2369) D.O.A. 
                       RAW SEX APPEAL (82-1331) WHY WE LOVE TUM 
                         ZOMBIE STOMP (82-2617) NO MORE TEARS 
                        VIOLENT VOLE (82-4565) MAMMAL MILITIA 
                         LADY OF THE MOON (82-5481) HARM NONE 
                      KAMIKAZI GNAT (82-6073) DEADLY ATTACKS II 
                      THE 13TH WARRIOR (82-6346) STOOPID MOVIES 
                              SIRTON (82-9190) I AM SUCK 
                            DUNE (82-10414) 4-LETTER EPICS 
                           FLEM (82-12614) 4-LETTER FLUIDS 
                     GREENHOUSE EFFECT (82-12996) GLOBAL WARMING 
                         UGLY (82-14501) 4-LETTER DESCRIPTION 

                                          -- Green Eyes