Date   : 07/07/2003    Duedate: 07/19/2003


DM-17    TURN-462

This Weeks Top Honors


(17-5290) [17-11-1,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COL SALOMON                    EAGLES LAIR
82ND ILLINOIS (421)            WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
(17-5290) [17-11-1,119]        (17-6310) [3-2-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KILLIN' STU                    KILLIN' STU
MINIONS OF MILO (318)          MINIONS OF MILO (318)
(17-4906) [18-17-4,97]         (17-4906) [18-17-4,97]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUND FAMILIES (513)         50
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            46      ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
3. LO' DOWN (456)              42      Unchartered Team
4. KINDRED OF KAOS (213)       25
5. DELTA DOOM (492)            23      WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)    4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 10  5 0
 2/ 2 ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)    32  14  4 69.6   2/ 3 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)     9  4 2
 3/ 3*WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)    16   9  1 64.0   3/ 2*WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)    9  6 1
 4/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 139 109  5 56.0   4/ 5 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       7  2 0
 5/ 0 DELTA DOOM (492)          75  61  4 55.1   5/ 4 SPECIAL ED (499)          6  7 1
 6/ 5 SPECIAL ED (499)         166 145  5 53.4   6/11 LO' DOWN (456)            6  9 1
 7/ 6 DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)  17  15  0 53.1   7- 7*ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    5  5 0
 8- 7*GROW (512)                 8   8  0 50.0   8/ 8 MIDDLE WAY (484)          5 10 1
 9- 8*ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)     5   5  0 50.0   9-10 RAGNAROK (282)            4  6 1
10/ 9*LUROCIANS ABC (508)        3   3  1 50.0  10/ 9 MALICIOUS INTENT (372)    4 10 0
11-10 JEKYLL'S BREW (486)       86  94 10 47.8  11/15 DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)  3  1 0
12/11 MALICIOUS INTENT (372)   155 180  6 46.3  12/ 0 DELTA DOOM (492)          3  2 0
13-12 1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)   40  47  2 46.0  13/14*LUROCIANS ABC (508)       3  3 1
14/13 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)    236 291 21 44.8  14/19*FUND FAMILIES (513)       3  9 0
15/16 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       48  63  4 43.2  15/12 ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)    2  1 0
16-15 RAGNAROK (282)           157 211  9 42.7  16- 6*GROW (512)                2  1 0
17/14 LO' DOWN (456)           197 265 10 42.6  17-16 JEKYLL'S BREW (486)       2  4 0
18/17 MINIONS OF MILO (318)    233 360 25 39.3  18-17 1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)   1  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 MIDDLE WAY (484)         124 221  3 35.9  19-13*THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)   1  1 0
20/19*FUND FAMILIES (513)        3  15  0 16.7  20/18 MINIONS OF MILO (318)     0  3 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 #64 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Ibizond, Korga, and in between:

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

Near Malcorn:

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

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #65 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Near Zukal:

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

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 466): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 462): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 463): MANAGER TC'S of IT'S JUST WRONG (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 461): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz, 
                            acting mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 452): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 448): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 403): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 199): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 186): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 327): HAIRY TUB of MY BATHROOM (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 307): VLADIMIR TALTOS of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): none
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 466): ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 462): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 463): WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 461): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 452): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 448): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 403): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 204): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 199): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 186): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 327): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 307): BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 353): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): INDIGO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 465): WILD BILL of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 462): IMA MAROON of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
                           GINGER BROWN of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 461): TY BRINSON of  LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz, 
                            acting mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          BILLY LILLY of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
              (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
                (turn 445): DRY KEG of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): DR. NO-NOOKIE of MASTER BLASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): KAMIKAZE of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     At ease, people.  This is your CO Colonel Salomon here and I have a few things
to say.  Killin' Stu, or should I say Losin' Stu, did you know that you weren't the
Duelmaster last week?  Here I am reading my newsletter and there's the DM column from
Losin' Stu.  Gee, I could have swore *I* was Duelmaster last week.  I must have
walloped that head of yours pretty good, eh?

     Now, while I'm on the subject, who is this "Odin" character?  Does he run a team
here?  There's a guy begging to be made an example of, I tell ya.  And just what is
the Midnight Flagellation anyway?  Some kind of club or sewing circle or something?
Pah!  Just a bunch of pansies, if you ask me.  Few weeks of boot camp'll have 'em
singing a different tune.

That is all.  Dismissed.

Col. Salomon

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ALJAFIR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week LO' DOWN went 2-3-1 to move up 5 in 
the rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 3-0-0 record which FUND FAMILIES managed to 
post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  CARMELLA 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested 
CALIGULA and was awarded 37 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable 
duels, MOUSE NOYLE put down CREME A. SHUN, causing him to lose 17 points of 
recognition in the process.  Although TY BRINSON made a valiant effort, it did not 
suffice to topple the reign of victorious COL SALOMON.  Would you believe that over 
half of the old women in ALJAFIR seem to feel that they could fight better than you 
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  ALJAFIR, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is KINDRED OF KAOS, a guild shunned and avoided 
by many in the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it 
was that spent the better part of last week avoiding KINDRED OF KAOS.  Indeed it was 
MALICIOUS INTENT.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  
PAN take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in ALJAFIR.  JORRAM must really 
be harboring a grudge against the HEROESANDFOUNDONES guild!  Merciless, 19 challenged 
down CAESAR points this week to duel with she.  Surprising everyone, CAESAR overcame 
JORRAM, earning 16 points of recognition in the process!  A knave's just desserts are 
the sweetest victory.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of ABATIS who this 
week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 14 points below in the rankings.  I 
thought ABATIS showed great skill and promise when he was bested by PAN.  All right, 
so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  I must report the passing of CALIGULA, veteran of 
many duels.  10-7-0 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no 
favorites.  My condolences to WHEN EAGLES DARE for their loss of a very promising 
warrior, FLOYDIAN CRIT.  FLOYDIAN CRIT went to doom before the arms of DANGEROUS 
CRIMINAL, a warrior of ALJAFIR.  This week in mortal passion CARMELLA let the blood 
of CALIGULA, sending one more soul into the void.  Retribution by HEROESANDFOUNDONES 
seems inevitable!  Walk proud, warriors of FUND FAMILIES!  By striking down WASTELAND 
WENDY you have avenged the honor of your dead.  Your virtue is known to all in 
ALJAFIR.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, 
better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ALJAFIR.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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                  
 COL SALOMON 5290             17  11  1   119       82ND ILLINOIS (421)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUSK 6119                    11   7  0   115       DELTA DOOM (492)
 ADOBE 6033                   23   6  0   112       DELTA DOOM (492)
-R BAGGIO 4867                15   7  1   111       ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
 CARMELLA 6154                16  12  1   107       LO' DOWN (456)
 ASH 6145                     12   4  0   100       DELTA DOOM (492)
 PAN 6292                     10   4  0    99       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
 KILLIN' STU 4906             18  17  4    97       MINIONS OF MILO (318)
 ABATIS 5940                  19  11  0    94       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOGGY DEW 6235               16   8  1    89       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 CAESAR 6258                  10   9  0    84       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 GHENGIS KHAN 6205            15   7  0    82       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 INBRED FRED 6253             13   8  0    81       SPECIAL ED (499)
-TARLON 4153                  17  19  0    77       RAGNAROK (282)
 JORRAM 6018                  12  13  1    75       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
 TOTTI 5991                    9   3  2    72       ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
 TIBERIOUS 6209               12  12  0    70       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-N- MOCK 5378                  9   8  0    70       1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOUSE NOYLE 6252             10  12  0    60       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 TORLYN UNA 6288               8   8  1    60       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWO GLASS EYES 6272          11   9  0    56       SPECIAL ED (499)
 CAPT KIRCHNER 6093            6   1  0    56       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
-RED STRIPE 6066              11  15  0    54       JEKYLL'S BREW (486)
 EAGLES LAIR 6310              3   2  0    53       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 TE'LAS THE SPIRE 6153         8   8  0    49       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
-WICKED PETE 6151              8   7  1    48       JEKYLL'S BREW (486)
 KARO LEE 6133                 8  24  0    48       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 CREME A. SHUN 6152           10   7  1    47       DELTA DOOM (492)
-PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335          3   0  0    38       GROW (512)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-N- FEAR 5398                  7   3  0    33       1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)
-N-DISPAIR 5394                6   0  1    30       1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)
 DIRTY OLD MAN 6391            2   1  0    27       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
-SVEN 4668                     5   7  0    26       RAGNAROK (282)
-EXODUS 6327                   4   1  0    26       THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
 JUNIOR VASQUEZ 6313           4   1  0    25       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 QUACKING DUCK 6306            2   1  1    25       LUROCIANS ABC (508)
-ANCHOR STEAM 6248             3   1  1    24       JEKYLL'S BREW (486)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHERRY PITTER 6332            3   1  0    23       GROW (512)
 POOP IN A SOCK 6389           2   1  1    20       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
-DREAM DATE FLOYD 6383         2   0  0    20       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTISAN 6367                  1   3  0    20       FUND FAMILIES (513)
-OANIUN SETT 6331              1   2  0    20       GROW (512)
 KAUFMANN 6368                 1   1  0    19       FUND FAMILIES (513)
-N-FAITHLESS 5397              3   6  1    18       1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)
-BRAUG 6361                    3   1  1    18       RAGNAROK (282)
 OMG-STFU 6390                 3   0  0    18       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
-LT KAFKA 6075                 2   4  0    18       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
 SNOTMAN'S CAT 6356            3   3  0    17       SPECIAL ED (499)
 WASATCH 6339                  1   2  0    17       FUND FAMILIES (513)
-ELDAR BARRY 6334              1   1  0    17       GROW (512)
 GOUGED GRIMEYE 6401           2   0  0    16       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
-GREY MOUSER 6290              1   4  0    16       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
 WASTELAND WENDY 6355          4   2  1    15       SPECIAL ED (499)
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6376           3   1  0    13       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
-T.G.I. FLOYD'S 6379           1   1  0    13       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
 LT. OLSEN 6245                1   3  0    12       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
-WARSTEINER 6300               2   2  0    11       JEKYLL'S BREW (486)
 KURNOFF 6399                  1   1  0    11       LO' DOWN (456)
 SULA 6378                     3   1  0    10       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 DUMB BLONDE 6377              3   1  0    10       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 JACOB NYGH 6357               1   5  0     8       LO' DOWN (456)
-$6,000,000 FLOYD 6380         1   1  0     8       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
 MIELLE RANTOR 6358            0   6  0     6       LO' DOWN (456)
 GABBING GOOSE 6308            1   2  0     5       LUROCIANS ABC (508)
-FANTASY FLOYD 6381            1   1  0     4       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
-LIL ACORN 6333                0   4  0     4       GROW (512)
-FRANKENFLOYD 6382             0   2  0     2       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
-HOTOK 6398                    0   1  0     1       RAGNAROK (282)
-HOLY CRUD 6397                0   1  0     1       RAGNAROK (282)
-WILD STRIKE 6400              0   1  0     1       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
-ARTEMIS 6289                  0   1  0     1       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
 TABETA UNIS 6405              0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY (484)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ATHENA 6291            6  6 0 DEITIES & DEMIGOD 507 FOGGY DEW 6235        460         
MORTICIA 6297          3  3 0 DELTA DOOM 492        ARENAMASTER KARGH 648 462 NONE    
OAKMARK 6337           0  2 0 FUND FAMILIES 513     BRAUG 6361            460         
PAX 6395               0  1 0 FUND FAMILIES 513     WASTELAND WENDY 6355  461 JUST REV
CALIGULA 6283         10  7 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 CARMELLA 6154         462         
CARLO DEAN 6402        0  2 0 MIDDLE WAY 484        POOP IN A SOCK 6389   462         
ROLAND SALL 6275       2 17 0 MIDDLE WAY 484        QUACKING DUCK 6306    461         
BELLA CHEE 6324        2  5 1 MIDDLE WAY 484        FLOYDIAN CRIT 6309    460         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Middle Way -- Please note that Bella Chee's death was certainly unintended despite
our warriors' bloodthirsty ways. -- Talon Volksie, When Eagles Dare

Odin -- You are incorrect, sir.  You see, it says right here in Oakmark's Will that
he preferred to have his skin boiled in fat for eating, his bones were to be filed
and used as utensils, and a candle was to be put in his skull to be used for lighting
our stable. -- Talon Volksie, Grand Pubah of the League Arcane

Destitute Noble -- You are giving away the League Arcane secret domination
technique...lull the enemy in submission by going 0-15! -- Talon Volksie

Floyd -- You WILL need to speak at some point and announce your arrival, though
apparent to the most witless managers. -- Talon

League Arcane!  League Arcane!  League Arcane! -- the fans

Braug -- OK, one chance down, three more to go...we'll get ya back before it's all
said and done! -- Artisan and the other members of Fund Families

Aljafir -- We're only fighting three this turn, so our other two new members may
fight as rookies in the upcoming tourney.  No DA's this turn...woo-hoo! -- D. Noble

T/V -- Way to represent!! -- D. Noble

Te'las the Spire -- (scowling)  How come you didn't in-spire me with skills? -- Karo

Wicked Pete -- You...you CAT!  You MOUSE-HATER!  May those riposte skills ALWAYS
leave you open for a counter-riposte! -- Mouse Noyle

Nobody wanted that ol' Osksi Noble, did they?  I didn't think so. -- Torlyn Una

Quacking Duck -- I must say that I feel that degree of harshness was un-called for.
-- Ghost of Roland Sall

Snotman's Cat -- But you aren't a cat, you're a golem?  *I* am a cat.  What's going
on here? -- Carlo Dean

Odin -- But I hate dealing with feathers! -- Jorja
P.S.  And I hate losing a headless chicken to the river due to a moment's
inattention.  Messes up the dinner menu.  Rabbits are much smarter, they realize
right off that they're dead.

Not that most of you care, but just announcing the Lo' Down team will be on hiatus
for a while.  Hopefully we'll be back in time for the autumn tournament, but we'll
just have to wait and see. -- Cayl Reed, Mgr. Lo' Down

And for those of you who ever faced Ty and wondered why he was so odd.  He started
out with a 5-15-9-8-17-9-21 set of stats.  Just to see what happens.  Never thought
he'd last long or even ever make it to ADM.  Still, he sure was interesting to run.
-- Cayl Reed, Mgr. Lo' Down

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

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

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MORTICIA was butchered by ARENAMASTER KARGHAL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ARTISAN slimly won victory over WASTELAND WENDY in a 3 minute Bloodfeud battle.
ABATIS was savagely defeated by PAN in a 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
JORRAM was defeated by CAESAR in a crowd pleasing 4 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
TOTTI was unbelievably bested by GHENGIS KHAN in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
CAPT KIRCHNER devastated KARO LEE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
WASATCH handily defeated LT. OLSEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
QUACKING DUCK won victory over CLINT EASTWOOD in a 4 minute novice's Challenge duel.
COL SALOMON won victory over TY BRINSON in a 2 minute veteran's Title duel.
DUSK overpowered FOGGY DEW in a 1 minute uneven match.
KILLIN' STU was luckily beaten by ADOBE in a exciting 4 minute veteran's fight.
ASH viciously subdued INBRED FRED in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal conflict.
CALIGULA was murdered by CARMELLA in a 1 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
TIBERIOUS handily defeated TE'LAS THE SPIRE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CREME A. SHUN was luckily beaten by MOUSE NOYLE in a 2 minute gruesome struggle.
EAGLES LAIR handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
TORLYN UNA devastated TWO GLASS EYES in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
FLOYDIAN CRIT was executed by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MIELLE RANTOR was overpowered by GOUGED GRIMEYE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SNOTMAN'S CAT viciously subdued JACOB NYGH in a crowd pleasing 3 minute competition.
JUNIOR VASQUEZ overpowered TABETA UNIS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GABBING GOOSE was narrowly defeated by KURNOFF in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's fray.
CARLO DEAN was butchered by POOP IN A SOCK in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
KAUFMANN defeated SULA in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
DUMB BLONDE was vanquished by DIRTY OLD MAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
OMG-STFU demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         WALL OF STEEL     35 -  23 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         LUNGING ATTACK    48 -  43 -  2      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  41 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   45 -  55 -  2      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  22 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  17 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        11 -  20 -  2      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  15 -  1      35  |

Turn 462 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  6         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    COL SALOMON 5290           17  11  1  119 82ND ILLINOIS (421)
STRIKING ATTACK  DUSK 6119                  11   7  0  115 DELTA DOOM (492)
TOTAL PARRY      ADOBE 6033                 23   6  0  112 DELTA DOOM (492)
SLASHING ATTACK  CARMELLA 6154              16  12  1  107 LO' DOWN (456)
BASHING ATTACK   KILLIN' STU 4906           18  17  4   97 MINIONS OF MILO (318)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     FOGGY DEW 6235             16   8  1   89 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CAESAR 6258                10   9  0   84 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAPT KIRCHNER 6093          6   1  0   56 82ND ILLINOIS (421)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KILLIN' STU 4906.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KILLIN' STU 4906.  The ten other most popular fighters were TOTTI 5991, 
6355, CAESAR 6258, KAUFMANN 6368, and CAPT KIRCHNER 6093.

The least popular fighter this week was DUMB BLONDE 6377.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SULA 6378, CARLO DEAN 6402, TABETA UNIS 6405, JACOB NYGH 6357, 
CALIGULA 6283, and FOGGY DEW 6235.

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

COL SALOMON (17-5290) 82ND ILLINOIS (421)

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

TY BRINSON (17-5777) LO' DOWN (456)