DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/04/2003    Duedate: 08/16/2003

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-464

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DUSK
DELTA DOOM (492)
(17-6119) [13-7-0,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DUSK                           EAGLES LAIR
DELTA DOOM (492)               WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
(17-6119) [13-7-0,136]         (17-6310) [5-2-0,73]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KILLIN' STU                    KILLIN' STU
MINIONS OF MILO (318)          MINIONS OF MILO (318)
(17-4906) [19-18-4,103]        (17-4906) [19-18-4,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KINDRED OF KAOS (213)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KINDRED OF KAOS (213)       43
2. MALICIOUS INTENT (372)      33      DELTA DOOM (492)
3. DOUGH BOYS (518)            28      Unchartered Team
4. DELTA DOOM (492)            21
5. SPECIAL ED (499)            18      DOUGH BOYS (518)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DOUGH BOYS (518)           2   0  0  100   1/ 1 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)    11  1 1
 2- 3 ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)    32  15  4 68.1   2/ 2*WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)    9  6 1
 3/ 2*WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)    23  12  2 65.7   3/ 5 DELTA DOOM (492)          7  2 0
 4/ 4 DELTA DOOM (492)          79  61  4 56.4   4/ 6 SPECIAL ED (499)          6  6 1
 5/ 5 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 142 116  5 55.0   5/ 4 MALICIOUS INTENT (372)    6  7 0
 6/ 6 SPECIAL ED (499)         171 148  6 53.6   6/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  6  9 0
 7/ 7 DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)  18  16  0 52.9   7/ 9 MIDDLE WAY (484)          3 12 0
 8- 9*LUROCIANS ABC (508)        3   3  1 50.0   8/ 0*DOUGH BOYS (518)          2  0 0
 9/11 MALICIOUS INTENT (372)   160 184  6 46.5   9- 7 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       2  1 0
10/12 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)    244 291 21 45.6  10/13 DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)  2  1 0
11-13 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       48  63  4 43.2  11-11 LO' DOWN (456)            2  3 1
12-14 LO' DOWN (456)           197 265 10 42.6  12- 8 RAGNAROK (282)            2  3 0
13-15 RAGNAROK (282)           159 214  9 42.6  13-10*LUROCIANS ABC (508)       1  1 0
14/16 MINIONS OF MILO (318)    234 361 25 39.3  14/17 MINIONS OF MILO (318)     1  2 0
15/17 MIDDLE WAY (484)         125 230  3 35.2  15-18 ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)    0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 470): E. VICTOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 464): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): MALASION of THE BLACKHEARTS (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 462): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 461): KANDY KANES of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 230): RAPAX of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 453): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 228): GILGAMESH of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): LINDEN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 448): RYANATOR of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 441): BRIGIT of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 404): 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 200): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 329): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 309): ON MY WAY of SADISTS F2F (SunGod, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 354): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 470): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 464): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 462): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 461): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 230): DEMO-SQUAD (Shadowmere, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 453): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 228): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 448): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 441): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 404): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): none
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 329): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 309): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 354): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 469): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
               (turn 467): FLOWBEE of HELL-MART (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): MALASION of THE BLACKHEARTS (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           N.D. GRASSE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 462): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
                (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.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 453): JUVENAL of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          BLUEY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 228): SIR YDER of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               BONEGRIN DEVAR of BUSHMASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
                   (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 448): RYANATOR of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
                            LEMON DROP of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
                (turn 447): A-10 of PIG BATTALION (Kellog, mgr.)
                            BEER GOGGLES of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): ZEEL BEBUB of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                               INCREDIBLE SULK of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
                               MARY ANN of SCREEN DREAMS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 328): NESSUS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
                            MOONSTONE of FLAMING FIST (Firehawk, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, well, surprise, surprise, sure wasn't expecting that challenge.  If not
mistaken I believe this was the 1st time one of Judge's warriors challenge one of the
Delta Doom squad.  I guess a thanks is in order.  As a matter of fact here is a
double thanks.  I thank you and Barnabas thanks you.  No hard feelings, just hope I
didn't hurt you too bad.  This is a very comfortable chair.  Think I'm gonna have to
stick around a while.  Well, let's see, I've already whipped Fog a couple times,
Fred, Stu, OK Abatis, you're the only one I haven't fought.  Prepare to get your butt
kicked if my challenge goes through.

                                                  Dusk

P.S.  That is, of course, if everything goes to plan.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
ALJAFIR.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  For 
every winner there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at RAGNAROK, who 
went down to 8th from 12th.  Life is tough.  Coming up with a solid 1-1-0 outing, 
DEITIES & DEMIGODS has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  SPECIAL ED is no joke as 
it posted a 3-1-0 week advancing from 6th place to 4th place.  Hey everybody, watch 
out for FOGGY DEW, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after mashing ABATIS like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on 
the sands.  TIBERIOUS was defeated by JORRAM and drops 10 points.  Our battling 
duelmaster DUSK has managed to hold the title, fending off PAN's none too subtle 
advances.  Better luck next time, DEITIES & DEMIGODS.  An apple a day keeps the 
doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ALJAFIR arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad KINDRED OF KAOS?   Big bad KINDRED OF 
KAOS.  Big bad KINDRED OF KAOS.  ALJAFIR's afraid of the big bad KINDRED OF KAOS.  
Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch MALICIOUS INTENT's act in 
the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from KINDRED OF KAOS.  
And who is this KILLIN' STU you ask, with 103 points and a 19-18-4 record.  Ooh, the 
tales I could tell!  ADOBE of DELTA DOOM had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 13 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought ADOBE showed great 
skill and promise when he subdued KILLIN' STU.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes 
and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you can pick your 
friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUSK 6119                    13   7  0   136       DELTA DOOM (492)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADOBE 6033                   25   6  0   123       DELTA DOOM (492)
 FOGGY DEW 6235               18   8  1   115       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
-R BAGGIO 4867                15   7  1   111       ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
-CARMELLA 6154                16  12  1   107       LO' DOWN (456)
 KILLIN' STU 4906             19  18  4   103       MINIONS OF MILO (318)
 INBRED FRED 6253             15   8  0   102       SPECIAL ED (499)
-ASH 6145                     12   4  0   100       DELTA DOOM (492)
 ABATIS 5940                  19  13  0    96       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
 PAN 6292                     10   5  0    91       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JORRAM 6018                  14  13  1    89       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
 CAESAR 6258                  11  10  0    87       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 GHENGIS KHAN 6205            15   9  0    82       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-TARLON 4153                  17  20  0    75       RAGNAROK (282)
 EAGLES LAIR 6310              5   2  0    73       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 TWO GLASS EYES 6272          12  10  0    68       SPECIAL ED (499)
 TIBERIOUS 6209               13  13  0    67       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOTTI 5991                    9   4  2    66       ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAPT KIRCHNER 6093            6   1  0    56       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
 DIRTY OLD MAN 6391            4   1  0    56       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 MOUSE NOYLE 6252             10  14  0    55       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 KARO LEE 6133                 8  26  0    50       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-CREME A. SHUN 6152           10   7  1    47       DELTA DOOM (492)
 TORLYN UNA 6288               8  10  1    47       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 JUNIOR VASQUEZ 6313           5   2  0    44       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 OMG-STFU 6390                 5   0  0    40       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 TE'LAS THE SPIRE 6153         9   9  0    39       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
 POOP IN A SOCK 6389           4   1  1    35       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOUGED GRIMEYE 6401           4   0  0    31       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6376           5   1  1    28       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
-SVEN 4668                     5   8  0    27       RAGNAROK (282)
 WASTELAND WENDY 6355          5   3  1    26       SPECIAL ED (499)
-QUACKING DUCK 6306            2   1  1    25       LUROCIANS ABC (508)
 SNOTMAN'S CAT 6356            4   4  1    24       SPECIAL ED (499)
-BRAUG 6361                    4   1  1    24       RAGNAROK (282)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTISAN 6367                  2   4  0    22       FUND FAMILIES (513)
-LT KAFKA 6075                 2   4  0    18       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
-HOTOK 6398                    1   1  0    17       RAGNAROK (282)
-GREY MOUSER 6290              1   4  0    16       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
 WASATCH 6339                  1   4  0    15       FUND FAMILIES (513)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CIABATTA 6409                 1   0  0    15       DOUGH BOYS (518)
 DUMB BLONDE 6377              4   2  0    14       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 IDUN 6396                     1   0  0    14       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
 GNOCCHI 6412                  1   0  0    13       DOUGH BOYS (518)
-LT. OLSEN 6245                1   3  0    12       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
-KURNOFF 6399                  1   1  0    11       LO' DOWN (456)
 KAUFMANN 6368                 1   2  0     9       FUND FAMILIES (513)
-JACOB NYGH 6357               1   5  0     8       LO' DOWN (456)
 SPARTACUS 6413                1   1  0     8       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 DARON EL 6414                 1   1  0     8       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-MIELLE RANTOR 6358            0   6  0     6       LO' DOWN (456)
 ARIEL 6403                    0   2  0     6       FUND FAMILIES (513)
 PHILLY STEAK 6406             1   1  0     4       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 TABETA UNIS 6405              0   3  0     3       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-ARTEMIS 6289                  0   1  0     1       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)

'-' 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 NOT REVE
JENSEN PORTFOLIO 6415  0  1 0 FUND FAMILIES 513     WURM KIN 652          464 NONE    
OAKMARK 6337           0  2 0 FUND FAMILIES 513     BRAUG 6361            460 NOT REVE
PAX 6395               0  1 0 FUND FAMILIES 513     WASTELAND WENDY 6355  461 REVENGED
PTFT'S CAT 6416        0  1 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 MOUNTAIN TROLL 643    464 NONE    
CALIGULA 6283         10  7 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 CARMELLA 6154         462         
SULA 6378              3  2 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 SNOTMAN'S CAT 6356    463         
WILD STRIKE 6400       0  2 0 MALICIOUS INTENT 372  HIGH ELF 644          464 NONE    
ROLAND SALL 6275       2 17 0 MIDDLE WAY 484        QUACKING DUCK 6306    461         
CARLO DEAN 6402        0  2 0 MIDDLE WAY 484        POOP IN A SOCK 6389   462         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Braug -- The way Fund Families is playing here, Destitute might take you up on the
offer of the undertaker's coffins.  I would enjoy it too because then as alliance-
mate I could avenge their deaths. <wicked grin> -- Talon V.

Jorja -- Death and taxes are the only true things in life. -- Talon

More pain!  We are masochists! -- the fans

League Arcane!  League Arcane! -- the fans chant in unison

Tabeta Unis -- No, I'm a famous NYC DJ who has moonlights as a fearsome gladiator! --
Junior Vasquez

Odin -- Lawyers?  Shouldn't our warriors settle it with swords, blood, and death? --
Talon Volksie

Floyd -- You have to be active and play in the arena! -- Talon V.

Destitute Noble -- Our grudge match was a most pitiful display on your part. -- Talon

Floyd -- NOFX may have done well in the tourney, but Blunt Force almost killed him in
the grudge. -- Talon

Caesar -- I almost couldn't believe my eyes when you appeared on the sands.  I'm a
bad man, Caesar.  Knew Barnabas would want me to go easy on ya, didn't hurt ya too
bad, did I? -- Dusk

Abatis -- Boy, what a sleeper, perhaps we should go our separate ways and try not to
bore folks to death. -- Adobe

Ash -- For a 35 skill base warrior with 40 learns, I think I'm doing pretty well for
myself.  Just you dang striker type people piss me off.  Still hiding every turn in
fear of death from my teammates? -- Inbred Fred

Barnabus -- Well of course my guys are cocky, they're doing awesome, even with your
striker and TP legions running around here.  Four kills in four turns, can't beat
that.  Maybe when you take me fishing I can teach you how to run something other than
a naked decise striker or plate clad scum TP.  You fix that boat yet?  Moved my
sailboat to Treasure Island, now I'm like an hour from the entrance to San Pablo Bay,
we gotta go hit us some salmon come spawning time. -- Pip

Judge -- 2-0 for me last turn, and I iced your new guy.  Excellent.  I know I can
count on wooping you up in the bloodfeuds. -- Pip

Odin -- I think you're mistaken about all those fans screaming in pain.  Those
weren't fans the Midnight Foundation was dispensing punishment on, those were fans
who mistakenly bet on the Midnight Foundation's warriors. -- Pip

Jorja & Carlo Dean -- Policy or not, we expect a bloodfeud from you. -- Poop in a
Sock

Gouged Grimeye -- The very idea behind your name gives me a cold grue.  Which throws
me off my stroke, you know.  Now if you'd been a Twinkle Brighteye, things might have
gone differently. -- Tabeta Unis

Jorram -- I hate these women who scream when they see an honest Mouse and then jump
around beating the poor creature flat.  I take it as a personal insult. -- Mouse
Noyle

Tiberious -- And that's how you fight: tiberiously.  Ouch! -- Torlyn Una

Dirty Old Man -- Gods, I wish you'd wash. -- Karo Lee

Ah, a standby seems to me to be a good beginning to my career.  Maybe I can
specialize in fighting just standbys? -- Daron El

Odin -- But I don't happen to like fish, you see.  And besides, catching the guilty
fish in a river, even a fairly small river, can be tricky.  I'd rather stick with
fried chicken, or, as I said (I think), rabbit. -- Jorja
P.S.  But you're welcome to all my fish.  They're mostly carp.  Bleh.

Ed. -- The cockroaches are merely our stalking bugs. -- Mouse Noyle

     What and odd mental picture THAT makes. -- Ed.

Snotman's Cat -- Bad matchup for us with Sula.  No matter--we will be sure to square
things up. -- HEROESANDFOUNDONES

Tarlyn Una -- You are a crappy teacher.  I did appreciate the quick victory, however.
-- Tiberious

Dumb Blonde -- You were running out of steam there at the end.  Next time will be
sure to take advantage of that.  Good victory. -- Spartacus

Foggy Dew -- You never seem to get tired, do you? -- Ghengis Khan

Dusk -- I figured I would take a shot at the title.  Guess I am not in your league
yet. -- Caesar

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

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

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WILD STRIKE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JENSEN PORTFOLIO was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
PTFT'S CAT was murdered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
ABATIS was demolished by FOGGY DEW in a 3 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ADOBE unbelievably bested KILLIN' STU in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
GHENGIS KHAN was viciously subdued by INBRED FRED in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
JORRAM devastated TIBERIOUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
TE'LAS THE SPIRE won victory over SNOTMAN'S CAT in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
SPARTACUS viciously subdued TABETA UNIS in a 4 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
GOUGED GRIMEYE overpowered DARON EL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DUSK handily defeated PAN in a 1 minute one-sided Title bout.
CAESAR demolished MOUSE NOYLE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody mismatched match.
TWO GLASS EYES demolished KARO LEE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
EAGLES LAIR overpowered TORLYN UNA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
DIRTY OLD MAN defeated JUNIOR VASQUEZ in a 2 minute duel.
OMG-STFU savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 3 minute gruesome struggle.
POOP IN A SOCK handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ARTISAN devastated DUMB BLONDE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
CLINT EASTWOOD overpowered WASATCH in a 1 minute one-sided match.
WASTELAND WENDY overpowered ARIEL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
KAUFMANN was overcome by CIABATTA in a 2 minute amateur's competition.
PHILLY STEAK was overpowered by IDUN in a 2 minute uneven fight.
GNOCCHI demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  22 -  2      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  44 -  2      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  14 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  38 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  23 -  3      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   42 -  55 -  2      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  13 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  22 -  1      35  |

Turn 464 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DUSK 6119                  13   7  0  136 DELTA DOOM (492)
TOTAL PARRY      ADOBE 6033                 25   6  0  123 DELTA DOOM (492)
PARRY-STRIKE     FOGGY DEW 6235             18   8  1  115 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
BASHING ATTACK   KILLIN' STU 4906           19  18  4  103 MINIONS OF MILO (318)
SLASHING ATTACK  INBRED FRED 6253           15   8  0  102 SPECIAL ED (499)
LUNGING ATTACK   JORRAM 6018                14  13  1   89 MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CAESAR 6258                11  10  0   87 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
WALL OF STEEL    OMG-STFU 6390               5   0  0   40 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
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 INBRED FRED 
6253, FOGGY DEW 6235, CAESAR 6258, JORRAM 6018, PHILLY STEAK 6406, ADOBE 6033, TE'LAS 
THE SPIRE 6153, SPARTACUS 6413, DUSK 6119, and MOUSE NOYLE 6252.

The least popular fighter this week was ARIEL 6403.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WASATCH 6339, DUMB BLONDE 6377, TORLYN UNA 6288, KARO LEE 6133, PAN 
6292, DARON EL 6414, PTFT'S CAT 6416, JENSEN PORTFOLIO 6415, IDUN 6396, and WASTELAND 
WENDY 6355.

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

KILLIN' STU (17-4906) MINIONS OF MILO (318)