DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/27/2003    Duedate: 01/09/2004

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-476

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROWARDENN
SAILS OF CHARON (419)
(16-4105) [15-10-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MUKAARTH                       IN RE BEER
BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)         PORKCHOP EXPRESS (513)
(16-5156) [14-3-3,150]         (16-4905) [3-1-0,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROWARDENN                      GELRON
SAILS OF CHARON (419)          SILK AND STEEL (537)
(16-4105) [15-10-0,127]        (16-5175) [7-9-0,36]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         60
2. DARK WARRIORS (551)         46      BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
3. BROWN'S BLADES (539)        44      Unchartered Team
4. TYCRON'S MERCS (555)        27
5. COLOR ME (350)              19      PORKCHOP EXPRESS (513)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FORCES OF EVIL (557)       4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    9  3 1
 2/ 2 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    48  23  4 67.6   2/ 2 SILK AND STEEL (537)      8  7 0
 3/ 4*PORKCHOP EXPRESS (513)     4   2  0 66.7   3/10*DARK WARRIORS (551)       6  3 2
 4/ 3 HELPLESS ANIMALS (73)    507 317 36 61.5   4/ 3 THUNDER CLAP (543)        6  3 0
 5/ 6 SAILS OF CHARON (419)     43  34  1 55.8   5/ 4 TYCRON'S MERCS (555)      6  6 0
 6/ 5 SILK AND STEEL (537)      44  36  3 55.0   6/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       6  9 2
 7/ 8 COLOR ME (350)           102  89  3 53.4   7/11 BROWN'S BLADES (539)      5  7 1
 8/ 7 TYCRON'S MERCS (555)      38  34  1 52.8   8- 7*FORCES OF EVIL (557)      4  1 0
 9/ 9 BROWN'S BLADES (539)      35  34  1 50.7   9/ 8 YAMABUSHI (432)           4  2 0
10/11 PHOENIX (536)             30  32  1 48.4  10/ 5 THE DARK TIDES (546)      4 10 0
11/10 THE DARK TIDES (546)      52  57  4 47.7  11/12 COLOR ME (350)            3  2 0
12/13 YAMABUSHI (432)           77  95  8 44.8  12/ 9 PHOENIX (536)             3  3 0
13/12 THUNDER CLAP (543)        16  20  0 44.4  13/13 SAILS OF CHARON (419)     2  1 0
14/14 LUST MUPPETS (188)        51  72  0 41.5  14/16*PORKCHOP EXPRESS (513)    2  1 0
15/18*DARK WARRIORS (551)       10  15  3 40.0  15/14 HELPLESS ANIMALS (73)     2  5 0
16/15 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      335 504 14 39.9  16-15 THE BLACK COMPANY (459)   1  0 0
17-16 THE BLACK COMPANY (459)   16  26  1 38.1  17-18*KILL OR BE KILT (455)     0  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18-17*KILL OR BE KILT (455)      7  12  0 36.8  18/17 LUST MUPPETS (188)        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

                             "AN ALLIANCE SET IN STONE"

     After receiving an honorable offer, the Dark Warriors have sat with The Dark
Tides and agreed on alliance with them only to learn that we have been lied to by
Tycron's Mercs, making everyone think of the Dark Tides as an evil, wicked, heartless
team.  Just for the record, they aren't!  So, around the Willaf arena to pledge
allegiance to the Dark Tides I posted this note:

     Be Warned:  The Dark Warriors are an up and coming team.  Any team against the
Dark Tides are also against us.  We will not force you or lie to join our cause, but
if you challenge either team, you will be at our disposal!  The choice is yours:
Honor and integrity with us, or lies and back stabbing for his greedy cause when
Tycron's Mercs are done with you!
     The choice is your--choose wisely.

               Dark Warriors

     Before leaving, both teams shook hands in agreement and pounded fists above our
hearts.  "May the Gods be with you," The Dark Warriors manager told the Dark Tides
before leaving.  "May the forces be with you."

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #75 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Zukal:

     Ghenis threw down the handful of papers in disgust.  Invoices for the purchase
of black candles and sacrificial knives, chickens, rabbits...potatoes?  An angry note
from the man in charge of the cult's storeroom, demanding an investigation to
determine what had happened to three yards of black cloth and a pound of onions that
should have been there and weren't.  A requisition for a cushion "to kneel on while
praying"--gods!  Members of dark cults were supposed to be TOUGH.  All these
pettifogging little details were an insult to the whole IDEA of a dark cult.  He had
a dark suspicion that Pelishtekan had deliberately dumped this work on him, this
FILING, to get back at him for something.  The Ferencian was always "getting back at
people," and often for the slightest of slights.  It just showed you what kind of
people Easterners were!
     Ghenis looked at the papers that were now scattered on the floor of his cubicle
and came to a decision.  He had had enough.  He walked out into the hall, taking care
to tread on as many of the papers as he could in the process.  These "administrative
details" were the Ferencian's doing, but there might, still, be a proper dark god at
the head of the cult.  He would find out, and if there was such a deity, he would
give it proper worship, with blood--and not chicken or rabbit blood--and dark deeds.
And if not...Pelishtekan would find out that Hell had NOTHING like the fury of a dark
cultist scorned.
     Ghenis began to consider ways in which he might discover the truth at the heart
of the cult.

Elsewhere in Zukal:

     Jorja rubbed her forehead tiredly, which didn't do a thing to relieve the
headache.  She wasn't sure just how SHE had been appointed to organize the overthrow
of Sekahos, one of Inzolas' men and the current ruler of Zukal.  What business was it
of hers?  She was Adantri, dammit.  She sighed.  Doreg's doing, probably.  Doreg
was--or had been--one of the Bandit Princes of Zukal.  Their association had been
brief; she hadn't even liked the man much.  But apparently that was enough.  By
Mantor's blazing sword, it was MORE than enough.
     If getting rid of Sekahos was what it took to shut up the yammering Bandit
Princes, then she would do it.
     The first thing she needed was information.  Spies.  She began to go over the
list of gladiators she might call on for assistance.

Somewhere between Veastian and North Fork:

     Emir Kyreses of Veastian shrugged and sighed.  "I know.  You meet the Mad
Khaliv's minions on land, and I have no doubt they're a major problem.  But--"
     "AND we shelter YOU from them," Gorich of North Fork cut in.  "WE bear the
burden of his demon soldiers, not--"
     "We meet them at sea," Kyreses countered.  "Most of our ships are destroyed or
dare not return from southern ports, no sailors can be found who will ship out of--or
into--Veastian.  To say nothing of the damage this has done to our economy, we--"
     "Something must be done."  Gorich glared at Kyreses, daring him to counter THAT
statement.
     The Karnhorn did not.  "I agree.  But I don't know what will answer our needs
best.  To kill the Mad Khaliv is obvious, and it MAY be enough...or it may simply
free all the demons he's bound to his service."
     "Aye."  The swampman was silent for a moment.  Then he shrugged.  "But at least
it's a place to start.  But to assassinate the Mad Khaliv will take men very nearly
as mad as he is."
     "Gladiators," Kyreses said.  "That is who we must send."

This is a general call for warriors who want to be in adventures.  Any warriors from
any arenas, Basic or Advanced, any region, are welcome.  A personal or a diplo to
Scribe will do the trick.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 480): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 478): DENOGGINIZER of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 474): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 475): ROWARDENN of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 473): FOGGY DEW of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 472): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 235): POPPY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 464): PYGMY SHREW of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 460): FIZGIGG of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 458): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 451): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 415): SKYWISE of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 339): WORMY of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 319): SWINGLINED SUE of PISSED AT WORK (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 140): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 365): MYMID EL NAIMIS of THE DANGER DOGS from BONSUR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 480): DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 478): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 474): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 475): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 473): KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 472): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 235): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 464): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 460): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 458): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 451): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 415): none
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 339): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 319): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 140): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 365): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 479): E. VICTOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 477): SMELLY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 475): WEDNESDAY of THE DARK TIDES (Diaretic, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 473): FOGGY DEW of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
                            ADOBE of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
                (turn 472): TWO GLASS EYES of SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 463): GOLDIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): FREY of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 210): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): THE MIGHTY SORE of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
                   (turn 204): BEAR KEEPER of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 139): SUNGLASSES of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of WILLAF!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  There were bitter words at THE DARK TIDES' 
guildhouse after a 1-4-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 10th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week DARK WARRIORS went 4-1-1 to move up 7 in the rankings.  Did only my 
eyes note the 3-1-1 record which BROWN'S BLADES managed to post this round?  I don't 
doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  PUN DAT caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested EWE R TAR and was awarded 37 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, ALENNA TRYSHAND put 
down RANDOM, causing him to lose 16 points of recognition in the process.  Most 
watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on ANYA as she bore arms against 
the challenge of reigning Duelmaster ROWARDENN.  Not for nothing has ROWARDENN in the 
past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers combat 
skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in WILLAF seem to 
feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in WILLAF these days is DARK WARRIORS.  At least, most blades in town 
are looking to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of TYCRON'S MERCS last week.  Busy avoiding DARK WARRIORS?  
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  MOOT 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 COLONEL TRILL posted a challenge against the more 
highly recognized GHENGIS KAHN.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand COLONEL 
TRILL bested GHENGIS KAHN.  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?  I have seen warriors die in youth.  I have seen women cut down in 
their prime.  This week HELPLESS ANIMALS must mourn the loss of 19-10-0 EWE R TAR to 
PUNNY AMINALS.  I must report the passing of LOTANA, veteran of many duels.  9-7-1 
final record Hers was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  Cruelly, 
MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE has slain the lesser ranked LOTANA.  Word already flies 
around town that SILK AND STEEL plans a bloodfeud!  MUKAARTH, may you forever slay 
thy enemies with impunity as you did SEXY FLANDERS.  Are there none left in HOMERIC 
MMMMMMS... who hold honor as a virtue?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROWARDENN 4105               15  10  0   127       SAILS OF CHARON (419)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUKAARTH 5156                14   3  3   150       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 PUN DAT 4789                 17  38  1   123       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 CALIAPHUS 5159               13   4  0   113       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 CRIMSON 5197                 13   3  0    95       PHOENIX (536)
 ANYA 5160                    11   6  1    91       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNIE PINKLEY 3713           14   9  2    89       COLOR ME (350)
-MURGEN 5065                  13  13  1    83       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
 CAEDDAR 5173                 10   6  1    80       SILK AND STEEL (537)
-HIMEI 4402                   15  12  3    77       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAS GRAVYBOOT 4340            9   6  0    66       HELPLESS ANIMALS (73)
 TONYA THE RAGER 5183          9   8  0    62       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 KET 5329                      9   3  0    59       TYCRON'S MERCS (555)
 IN RE BEER 4905               3   1  0    59       PORKCHOP EXPRESS (513)
 ALENNA TRYSHAND 5184          9   8  0    57       BROWN'S BLADES (539)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LASARIC 5172                 11   5  0    56       SILK AND STEEL (537)
-HIPPOPOTTYMOUTH 4423          7   5  0    56       HELPLESS ANIMALS (73)
-SHOCHU 4912                   6   4  1    52       YAMABUSHI (432)
 B'EKA STORMEYE 5182          10   7  0    50       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
-FREUD 4258                    9   8  0    49       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 COLONEL TRILL 5327            5   3  0    49       TYCRON'S MERCS (555)
 AMBROSIUS 5158                9   8  0    48       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113            8  19  0    46       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 RANDOM 5171                   7   9  1    46       SILK AND STEEL (537)
 JOAN OF ARC 5287              4   6  1    43       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 RUDDY JOE 5236                4   0  0    43       COLOR ME (350)
-LAYETTE 4225                  4   2  0    41       SAILS OF CHARON (419)
 LONG TOM 5169                11   6  0    39       PHOENIX (536)
-HAPPY FUN BALL 4259           7   8  0    38       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 YUSHIMO 5101                  9   9  1    37       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GELRON 5175                   7   9  0    36       SILK AND STEEL (537)
-KUROHANA 5128                 7   1  0    36       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KYLA SKINFLAYER 5203          7   8  1    33       BROWN'S BLADES (539)
 PEACH NUTT 5298               6   4  2    32       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GHENGIS KAHN 5252             7  10  0    31       THE DARK TIDES (546)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOOT 5075                     5   2  0    29       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 DARK PRIEST 5319              4   4  0    29       THE DARK TIDES (546)
-QUARTERMASTER 4477            2   0  0    29       SAILS OF CHARON (419)
 LEENA WINDSONG 5335           3   1  0    28       DARK WARRIORS (551)
-AFF THE CUFF 4432             3   1  0    27       KILL OR BE KILT (455)
 CUTTING EDGE 5295             3   3  2    26       DARK WARRIORS (551)
 ORAN JI 5299                  5   5  1    24       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-MEPHISKAPHELES 5361           2   0  0    24       FORCES OF EVIL (557)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NEVRON 5231                   4   2  0    23       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-BENMAR 5227                   3   4  0    23       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 BLUU GNITE 5201               4   3  0    22       COLOR ME (350)
 LIN MAEHARRA 5296             3   3  1    22       DARK WARRIORS (551)
-SKAMAKAZE 5362                2   0  0    22       FORCES OF EVIL (557)
 MURDOX 5228                   5   2  0    21       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 KUROME 5342                   3   2  1    20       YAMABUSHI (432)
 BLACK AND BLUE 5237           3   0  0    20       COLOR ME (350)
 CRUSHER 5293                  1   4  0    19       DARK WARRIORS (551)
-ELMO 4453                     1   0  0    15       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
 HECK S'NUTT 5337              3   4  0    13       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 TONIUS 5229                   2   6  0    12       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-SKITTERS 4431                 2   1  0     7       KILL OR BE KILT (455)
-BARNACLE 4339                 1   0  0     6       SAILS OF CHARON (419)
 SARAH THE BLUE 5355           1   1  0     4       TYCRON'S MERCS (555)
-HOT SAUCE 4904                1   1  0     4       PORKCHOP EXPRESS (513)
 DENCEA 5356                   0   2  0     4       TYCRON'S MERCS (555)
-THE WEE BEASTIE 4429          0   4  0     4       KILL OR BE KILT (455)
 MELVAIN 5357                  0   2  0     2       TYCRON'S MERCS (555)
-COFFIN DODGER 5366            0   1  0     1       KILL OR BE KILT (455)
-SILENT 4452                   0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
-RAVEN 4451                    0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
-MERCY 4455                    0   1  0     1       THE BLACK COMPANY (459)
 MARQUIS DE SADE 5367          0   1  0     1       THE DARK TIDES (546)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AQUA VELVET 5265       0  2 0 COLOR ME 350          ORAN JI 5299          476         
SAM FIREHEART 5297     0  3 0 DARK WARRIORS 551     HIGH ELF 535          476 NONE    
EWE R TAR 4333        19 10 0 HELPLESS ANIMALS 73   PUN DAT 4789          476         
BIRDIE NUM-NUM 5092    1  2 0 HELPLESS ANIMALS 73   KYLA SKINFLAYER 5203  476         
SEXY FLANDERS 5087     6  2 1 HOMERIC MMMMMMS.. 454 MUKAARTH 5156         472 NOT REVE
THE FOOSTIE FUD 4528   1  1 0 KILL OR BE KILT 455   LIN MAEHARRA 5296     475         
LOTANA 5174            9  7 1 SILK AND STEEL 537    MUKAARTH 5156         476         
PRAXEL 5230            2  6 0 THUNDER CLAP 543      CUTTING EDGE 5295     476         
KATRINA THE RED 5331   8  5 0 TYCRON'S MERCS 555    JOAN OF ARC 5287      472 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Colonel Trill -- Tsk, tsk a bad piece of luck you had there!  But I'll take it. --
Nevron

Ambrosius -- I may have lost to you, but a loss well spent.  Thanks for the
experience. -- Leena Windsong

Kurome -- I showed some poor skills on the sands.  I'll be looking forward to our
rematch in the future! -- Crusher

Ewe R Tar -- Just a teaching fool, that's me.  Very well done, ma'am, considering. --
Pun Dat
P.S.  Er, sorry about tickling in that last clinch, it was a reflex.

P.P.S.  This is why I'm most challenged.
P.P.P.S.  The teaching, not the tickling.
P.P.P.P.S.  Although there are some women who really like my tickling skill, too.

In Re Beer -- Well!  Pun Dat may revel in is ability as a teacher, but I DON'T.  I
think you should have LOST if you were going to insist on winning so much. -- O. Pun
Pleezh

Skamakaze -- I hate that.  I feel like such a fool afterward. -- Heck S'Nutt
P.S.  I may, I say MAY be a fool, too (I am, after all, a basher), but I don't have
to FEEL like it, do I?

Lasaric -- Did you know that your name is Cirasal spelled backward?  That explains a
lot. -- Peach Nutt

Tonius -- (very crossly)  And that wraps up an oh-fer turn, and because my fight was
last, Jorja's going to blame ME.  Gods, life is so unfair! -- Oran Ji

Diaretic -- I'm rather partial to the one where someone is named "it" and everyone
else tries to hit them with darts. -- Jorja
P.S.  Blunt darts, but they sting when they hit!

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAM FIREHEART was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
KET outlasted JOAN OF ARC in a 7 minute Bloodfeud melee.
MOOT was savagely defeated by O. PUN PLEEZJ in a 7 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
ROWARDENN devastated ANYA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title contest.
EWE R TAR was savagely slain by PUN DAT in a 3 minute master's Challenge match.
COLONEL TRILL overpowered GHENGIS KAHN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
BIRDIE NUM-NUM was butchered by KYLA SKINFLAYER in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
SARAH THE BLUE was vanquished by DARK PRIEST in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
CRUSHER won victory over TONIUS in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
AQUA VELVET was slaughtered by ORAN JI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MUKAARTH assassinated LOTANA in a 1 minute uneven match.
CALIAPHUS overpowered WEDNESDAY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CRIMSON subdued CAEDDAR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
ANNIE PINKLEY viciously subdued TONYA THE RAGER in a exciting 1 minute bloody battle.
RANDOM was narrowly defeated by ALENNA TRYSHAND in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.
AMBROSIUS was savagely defeated by IN RE BEER in a popular 1 minute bloody duel.
YUSHIMO was vanquished by LASARIC in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
LONG TOM was devastated by B'EKA STORMEYE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GELRON was luckily beaten by RUDDY JOE in a exciting 5 minute brutal bout.
BLUU GNITE was beaten by PEACH NUTT in a 4 minute gory match.
PRAXEL was viciously butchered by CUTTING EDGE in a 1 minute bloody competition.
MURDOX beat MELVAIN in a 3 minute fight.
LIN MAEHARRA won victory over CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute match.
HECK S'NUTT was luckily beaten by KUROME in a 1 minute fray.
BLACK AND BLUE outwaited DENCEA in a popular 9 minute amateur's fray.
LEENA WINDSONG demolished MARQUIS DE SADE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  16 -  0      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         STRIKING ATTACK   80 -  65 -  5      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  25 -  2      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    66 -  65 -  7      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  19 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  19 -  2      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  11 -  1      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         7 -  13 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  22 -  0      21  |

Turn 476 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      ROWARDENN 4105             15  10  0  127 SAILS OF CHARON (419)
STRIKING ATTACK  MUKAARTH 5156              14   3  3  150 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
AIMED BLOW       ANNIE PINKLEY 3713         14   9  2   89 COLOR ME (350)
SLASHING ATTACK  CAEDDAR 5173               10   6  1   80 SILK AND STEEL (537)
TOTAL PARRY      KET 5329                    9   3  0   59 TYCRON'S MERCS (555)
LUNGING ATTACK   IN RE BEER 4905             3   1  0   59 PORKCHOP EXPRESS (513)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ROWARDENN 4105.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GELRON 5175.  The ten other most popular fighters were PUN DAT 4789, DENCEA 5356, 
IN RE BEER 4905, CRIMSON 5197, ANNIE PINKLEY 3713, ALENNA TRYSHAND 5184, BLUU GNITE 
5201, JOAN OF ARC 5287, O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113, and KYLA SKINFLAYER 5203.

The least popular fighter this week was BLACK AND BLUE 5237.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MOOT 5075, MARQUIS DE SADE 5367, PRAXEL 5230, LONG TOM 5169, 
YUSHIMO 5101, LOTANA 5174, AQUA VELVET 5265, TONIUS 5229, SARAH THE BLUE 5355, and 
BIRDIE NUM-NUM 5092.

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

WEDNESDAY (16-5254) THE DARK TIDES (546)