DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/13/2003    Duedate: 10/25/2003

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-469

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ASH
DELTA DOOM (492)
(17-6145) [14-4-1,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ASH                            BLACKEYE NED
DELTA DOOM (492)               BLOOD COAST (521)
(17-6145) [14-4-1,141]         (17-6447) [0-1-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOGGY DEW                      ARGUS AZAZEL
KINDRED OF KAOS (213)          BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
(17-6235) [20-9-1,92]          (17-6314) [2-1-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SPECIAL ED (499)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)        31
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            29      DELTA DOOM (492)
3. SPECIAL ED (499)            27      Unchartered Team
4. FISH THANGS (505)           27
5. DELTA DOOM (492)            27      DOUGH BOYS (518)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DOUGH BOYS (518)           8   4  0 66.7   1/ 1 SPECIAL ED (499)          8  4 0
 2/ 2 DELTA DOOM (492)          84  64  5 56.8   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          7  8 0
 3/ 4 SPECIAL ED (499)         183 156  6 54.0   3/ 6 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)     6  5 0
 4/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 152 130  5 53.9   4/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  6  8 0
 5/ 5 DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)  24  21  1 53.3   5/10*UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)      6  9 0
 6/ 6*GROW (512)                10   9  1 52.6   6/ 7 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   5  4 0
 7/ 0 ARCTIC GUARDS (458)      148 136  4 52.1   7/ 9*FISH THANGS (505)         5  7 0
 8/ 8 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)    250 296 21 45.8   8/ 4 DELTA DOOM (492)          4  2 1
 9/11*FISH THANGS (505)          5   7  0 41.7   9/ 8 DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)  3  3 0
10/ 9 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   47  67  2 41.2  10/ 5*DOUGH BOYS (518)          3  3 0
11/12*UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)       6   9  0 40.0  11/11*GROW (512)                2  1 1
12/10 MIDDLE WAY (484)         137 243  3 36.1  12/ 0 ARCTIC GUARDS (458)       0  1 0
13/ 0*BLOOD COAST (521)          0   1  0  0.0  13/ 0*BLOOD COAST (521)         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

                                THE KARNHORN ENQUIRER

Hello everybody!  I'm back.  I came back to see how things are going in the Glorious
Empire.  So let's see how things going.

DM-16 Willaf is currently the best of the Karnhorn arenas.  23 teams, 21 active.  If
you don't have a team here, you're missing out.
DM-17 Aljafir isn't doing too badly.  12 teams, 11 active.  This arena isn't doing
too badly, but it still can use a few more teams.
DM-19 Zuwayza, the Holy City.  6 teams, 5 active.  It's so sad to see the Holy City
at such a low.  This should be the best of the Karnhorn arenas.  If you don't have a
team in this arena, start one now!
DM-43 Veastian, 9 teams, 7 active.  Not doing too badly for a small arena.  A few
more teams would be nice.
DM-61 Jurine, 5 teams, 4 active.  The smallest of the Karnhorn arenas.  Definitely
could use some new teams.

TOP TEN WARRIORS

1.  SUNGOD DESIGNED ME (7-1-0) 142 PTS of WENWINWASIN, MGR. YOUNGBLOOD, VEASTIAN
2.  VRYCE (13-2-2) 125 PTS of WAY OF THE RAT, MGR. ?                    WILLAF
3.  PERSIFLAGE (21-8-0) 118 PTS of SHROUD IN MYSTERY, MGR. NOACHIAN,    WILLAF
4.  ASH (13-4-0) 115 PTS of DELTA DOOM, MGR. BARNABAS                   ALJAFIR
5.  ALIZARIN DAMASK (15-8-2) 109 PTS of BLADE AND BLOOD, MGR. NOACHIAN, JURINE
6.  TWO GLASS EYES (15-11-0) 106 PTS of SPECIAL ED, MGR. PTFT           ALJAFIR
7.  CAESAR (14-11-0) 103 PTS of HEROESANDFOUNDONES, MGR. THE JUDGE,     ALJAFIR
8.  HEMERA AKHISAR (13-7-2) 100 PTS of TERMAGANT VOTARY, MGR. NOACHIAN, VEASTIAN
9.  DRACO EL TANIN (10-9-3) 99PTS of BLADE AND BLOOD, MGR. NOACHIAN,    JURINE
10. VOO DOO (10-0-0) 98 PTS. of UNKNOWNS XII, MGR. ?                    ZUWAYZA

Well, that's it for this turn.  Next time I want to see a lot of new teams in
Zuwayza!

Lady Egenai

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #70 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Between Ibizond and Korga:

     The horseman started to turn away, but two of the hounds made a determined
attack on the three gladiators as they scrambled out of their sheltering tree.  Now,
the tree was a trap rather than a shelter.  Cadal was first out, hammering at the
nearest hound with his heavy blade.
     Aghatamar was just behind him, close enough to slash at the hound trying to take
him from the side.  The horseman turned back, just as the moon shone through a gap in
the clouds overhead.  Aghtamar sucked in her breath in shock.  There was a face, she
repeated that to herself as a litany against the unknown.  Two eyes--she shuddered
and wrenched her gaze away from them, feeling her blood turn to ice and her bones to
sand.  A beak of a nose, a hunting bird's beak.  Gash of a mouth, with an icy glitter
of fangs.
     Behind her, Zilla muttered a prayer to Sermina and struck two-handed at the
hound, awkwardly because she didn't want to look directly at it.  That hound was no
beast that ever curled up quietly before a fire or accepted a pat on the head for a
job well done.  Cadal lunged at his hound and came near to spitting it on his sword,
but the uncanny creature twisted away.  The horseman laughed, a sound which would
chill the strongest heart, and turned away again, riding up the road toward whatever
his, or its third hound had cornered.  Fist of Kjarran, most likely, but there was no
way to help him now.  They had their own problems.
     The hounds had a pattern of swirling in to attack and then out before they could
be struck in return, coordinating their efforts smoothly without needing their
master's guidance.  They must have done this many times before.  Aghtamar thought of
the other people dead along this road and knew they must have sustained just such an
attack:  the horn with its message of fear, then these uncanny beasts with their
teasing and toying, and finally the huntsman on his horse.  Not a good death.  If
there was such a thing as a 'good death'.
     While these thoughts were flitting through her mind, she kept her sword moving
as well.  The hounds seemed reluctant, maybe even totally unwilling, to close with
them, but they wouldn't leave them alone, either.  "The damned things are trying to
wear us down," she muttered.  And it might work.  She was already breathing hard, and
she could hear Zilla panting beside her.  She couldn't hear Cadal, but he was
farthest from her.
     "We've got to finish these," Cadal stated.  "Fist of Kjarran is going to need
our help."  A shuffle and lunge, a hound yelped and dodged back.  "Except they won't
stand--"
     "And if we just go to Fist, turn our backs on these hounds," Zilla growled,
"likely they'll jump on us from behind."
     "There must be SOME way we can kill or cripple these damned hounds!" Aghtamar
snapped.  "Anything that lives can be killed.  It's a natural law or something."
     "We're not going to find it tonight except by chance," Cadal said.  "And we have
to go help Fist.  If we all move together, back to back...."
     "Right!  Let's move," Aghtamar agreed.  "On the count of three?"
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     The hound that Fist of Kjarran had crippled was dragging itself down the road
toward its approaching master, whining pitifully.  If it had been a proper dog, the
gladiator might have regretted the injury.  As it was...serve the damned beast right.
     As the hound had appeared to grow when it charged him, so did the hunter.  What
might have been a big horse--if it was a horse at all--became huge, and its rider
dominated the sky.  He...it seemed to wear a crown of cold lights, or maybe there
were northern lights in the sky behind its head.  No, that wasn't north, that was
southeast.  Fist shook his own head to clear out the fantasies.  As the rider passed
the crippled hound, he cried out in a terrible voice, a word Fist didn't know and
didn't want to know.  An evil word, he was sure.  Maybe a spell, or a vow of
vengeance.  Not that it mattered!  He had the protection of Kjarran and Jayde.  He
raised his sword against the moon-colored blade that was swinging down out of the
stars above him.

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 476): GWEN RYDER of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): MIKE BELIEVE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 470): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 470): MURGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Spartacus?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 468): ASH of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 467): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): LUCKY LUCIEN of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 459): BUZZARD of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 456): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 454): WILD CARD HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 447): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 410): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): IPECAC of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 190): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 315): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 138): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 360): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 476): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 470): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 470): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 468): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 467): NATURE'S WRATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 459): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 456): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 454): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 447): COMIC MAYHEM (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 410): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 190): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 315): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 138): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 360): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): MIKE BELIEVE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
                           EQUALIZER of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
               (turn 475): LIBERTY BELLE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 469): INNERVISION of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): LUCKY LUCIEN of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          POLARIS of ASTRONOMY DOMINE (Razorback, mgr.)
                          RAPAX of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 458): MATSURI of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): DELWYNNDWN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               GILGAMESH of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 410): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): IPECAC of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                   (turn 202): THREEKARD of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 189): MR. HOOPER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 138): I.O.U. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 137): JUSTICE of PEACE MAKERS (Solomon, mgr.)
                            SCRAG'S LIZARD of DARK CIRCLE PETS II (Guardian, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, well, well, Fred.  Just a bunch of crap down in the challenger champs, eh?
Guess you forgot the ass whoopin' I put on you a while back.  Decided to give it to
you again, but this time so you'd remember I took the Title from ya.  :)  Adios
Amigos, hasta la vista, baby.  Next!  Hey, that ain't knees I hear knockin' out
there, is it?  Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, who's going to be the next sorrowful
putz!  Hey, that sounded damn good. -- Ash

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ALJAFIR games.  There were bitter words at DOUGH BOYS' 
guildhouse after a 1-1-0 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 UNJUSTIFIABLES went 3-2-0 to move up 5 in the rankings.  My praise to 
MIDDLE WAY for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought 
round deserving of notice!  TROUT TART caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as it skillfully bested PHLEUM PRATENSE and was awarded 15 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, TROUT TART put down PHLEUM 
PRATENSE, causing him to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched 
of the fights this week, the spotlight was on PAN as he bore arms against the 
challenge of reigning Duelmaster ASH.  Although PAN made a valiant effort, it did not 
suffice to topple the reign of victorious ASH.  Informants "close" to the city 
champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  
Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ALJAFIR "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  KINDRED OF KAOS is feared.  This much I can 
say.  Apparently the stalwarts of HEROESANDFOUNDONES are catching the bulk of jests 
down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after MOUSE NOYLE.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Perhaps even the strong cannot escape the vagaries 
of this world.  This week arena veteran PAN was slain, despite a 12-8-0 record.  This 
week's duel proved deadly to PAN as he fell to the more renowned warrior, ASH.  How 
will DEITIES & DEMIGODS find revenge?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, 
and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASH 6145                     14   4  1   141       DELTA DOOM (492)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWO GLASS EYES 6272          16  11  0   114       SPECIAL ED (499)
 INBRED FRED 6253             18  10  0   106       SPECIAL ED (499)
-GUNGNIR 5663                 14  15  0   101       ARCTIC GUARDS (458)
 CAESAR 6258                  14  12  0    94       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 FOGGY DEW 6235               20   9  1    92       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
-ADOBE 6033                   25   8  0    91       DELTA DOOM (492)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIBERIOUS 6209               17  14  0    89       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 GHENGIS KHAN 6205            16  13  0    89       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 KARO LEE 6133                12  27  0    76       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 TORLYN UNA 6288              11  12  1    75       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 SIGIL CAMISADO 5703           9  17  0    72       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CREME A. SHUN 6152           11   8  1    66       DELTA DOOM (492)
 QUIVRA NGEDO 5705            14  14  0    65       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
-KARA 5769                     8  10  0    61       ARCTIC GUARDS (458)
 MOUSE NOYLE 6252             13  16  0    58       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOTMAN'S CAT 6356            6   7  1    54       SPECIAL ED (499)
 BLACKEYE NED 6447             0   1  0    50       BLOOD COAST (521)
 OMG-STFU 6390                 7   1  0    48       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 TROUT TART 6261               3   0  0    48       FISH THANGS (505)
 WASTELAND WENDY 6355          8   5  1    43       SPECIAL ED (499)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POOP IN A SOCK 6389           5   2  1    43       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 DIRTY OLD MAN 6391            5   3  0    43       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 GNOCCHI 6412                  3   3  0    35       DOUGH BOYS (518)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OANIUN SETT 6331              3   2  1    33       GROW (512)
 ETIEN HAXAN 5772              7   8  0    31       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 BLACK-DOT DOTTIE 6526         3   0  0    27       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)
 PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335          3   1  0    26       GROW (512)
 IDUN 6396                     5   1  1    25       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CIABATTA 6409                 5   1  0    23       DOUGH BOYS (518)
-CHERRY PITTER 6332            3   1  0    23       GROW (512)
 ARGUS AZAZEL 6314             2   1  0    18       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
-ELDAR BARRY 6334              1   1  0    17       GROW (512)
-GREY MOUSER 6290              1   4  0    16       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
 TABETA UNIS 6405              1   7  0    15       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 DO-GOODIN GARY 6528           1   2  0    14       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)
 DARON EL 6414                 2   5  0    11       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 PIRANHA 6539                  1   0  0    11       FISH THANGS (505)
-RANNAROK 6063                 2   0  0    10       ARCTIC GUARDS (458)
-BLOWFISH 6262                 1   0  0     9       FISH THANGS (505)
 SEDENTARY SAL 6542            1   0  0     7       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)
 PERICLES 6523                 1   3  0     6       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 FORCAS 6538                   1   0  0     6       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
-LIL ACORN 6333                0   4  0     4       GROW (512)
 SILKY SALMON 6537             0   2  0     2       FISH THANGS (505)
-YGG 6062                      0   2  0     2       ARCTIC GUARDS (458)
 SPEAR MADIN 6091              0   1  0     1       ARCTIC GUARDS (458)
 HYPERBOLIC HAL 6541           0   1  0     1       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PAN 6292              12  8 0 DEITIES & DEMIGOD 507 ASH 6145              469         
SPARTACUS 6413         2  4 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 OANIUN SETT 6331      469         
SCRAPER 6529           0  3 0 UNJUSTIFIABLES 533    HIGH ELF 644          469 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Foggy Dew -- That was a close fight.  Next time, I win. -- Sigil

OMG-STFU -- "Concentrated hatred", I didn't know my weapon could do that. -- Quivra

Tabeta Unis -- You gave up too soon.  You could've taken another hit or two. -- Etien

Scraper -- Didn't even break a sweat against ya. -- Argus

Necron 99 -- Welcome back to Aljafir.  Sounds like you're gonna cause some trouble.
That's all right with me.  Trouble is good.  Just remember, Kjarran is the One True
God, the God of All.  All other gods are false.  Serve Kjarran and you will do well.
-- Noachian, mgr. Balance of Terror, Servant of Kjarran

Fred -- Didn't mean to make it look so easy. -- Ash

Dirt O'Man -- You just got a taste of the alternative, you dirty old man -- Creme A.
Shun

Pip -- I just thrive on those crappy, winning warriors -- Barnabas

Judge -- What's happenin' man?  Haven't heard from you in a while. -- Barnabas

Fish Thangs? -- What's the deal?  I am Mr. Fish!  How dare you use my name in such
Vain!? -- Ghoti (pronounced Fish)

It feels nice to win once in awhile.  I will have to return here for another turn. --
Ghoti

Tiberious -- What a teacher you are!  I'm stunned.  And grateful. -- Torlyn Una

Gnocchi -- Mmmm, very tasty!  Come by the guildhouse and I'll be just DELIGHTED to
EAT YOU UP. -- Karo Lee
P.S.  I don't usually go for sweets, but you're something special.

Spartacus -- Ha!  I did that rather well, if I say so myself.  I think Jorja should
give me a raise, don't you? -- Daron El
P.S.  We'll both have to stock up on skills and then do this again.

Snotman's Cat -- (squeal of horror)  A CAT!  A deadly dangerous cat!  You're out to
GET me, I can tell!  Be warned, I use a hair cream that is poisonous to cats. --
Mouse Noyle

Etien Haxan -- Hmm, well, I admit that was terrible, but I don't think it was
particularly balanced.  Of course, the imbalance landed ME with more skills than you
got, so maybe I shouldn't complain.... -- Tabeta Unis

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SCRAPER was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ASH slaughtered PAN in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge Title battle.
SIGIL CAMISADO was defeated by TIBERIOUS in a 1 minute master's Challenge duel.
SNOTMAN'S CAT was defeated by QUIVRA NGEDO in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
WASTELAND WENDY viciously subdued ETIEN HAXAN in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
GNOCCHI was bested by OMG-STFU in a 2 minute Challenge match.
DIRTY OLD MAN was bested by MOUSE NOYLE in a popular 3 minute Challenge competition.
POOP IN A SOCK was handily defeated by TORLYN UNA in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
CIABATTA slimly won victory over DARON EL in a 6 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
IDUN viciously subdued ARGUS AZAZEL in a popular 5 minute brutal Challenge fight.
PERICLES was overcome by TABETA UNIS in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
GHENGIS KHAN was savagely defeated by TWO GLASS EYES in a 3 minute veteran's match.
INBRED FRED bested CAESAR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory veteran's battle.
KARO LEE handily defeated BLACKEYE NED in a 2 minute one-sided conflict.
FOGGY DEW won victory over CREME A. SHUN in a action packed 2 minute master's bout.
PHLEUM PRATENSE was handily defeated by TROUT TART in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
OANIUN SETT butchered SPARTACUS in a 1 minute brutal one-sided brawl.
SILKY SALMON was subdued by SEDENTARY SAL in a 2 minute novice's bout.
BLACK-DOT DOTTIE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DO-GOODIN GARY devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
SPEAR MADIN was narrowly defeated by FORCAS in a 2 minute gory novice's duel.
PIRANHA handily defeated HYPERBOLIC HAL in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  18 -  2      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   49 -  40 -  3      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  41 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  17 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  28 -  2      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        12 -  15 -  1      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  15 -  1      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  19 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  10 -  0      17  |

Turn 469 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         1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  6         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  4                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ASH 6145                   14   4  1  141 DELTA DOOM (492)
SLASHING ATTACK  TWO GLASS EYES 6272        16  11  0  114 SPECIAL ED (499)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CAESAR 6258                14  12  0   94 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
PARRY-STRIKE     FOGGY DEW 6235             20   9  1   92 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
TOTAL PARRY      GHENGIS KHAN 6205          16  13  0   89 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
WALL OF STEEL    OMG-STFU 6390               7   1  0   48 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
AIMED BLOW       TROUT TART 6261             3   0  0   48 FISH THANGS (505)
BASHING ATTACK   WASTELAND WENDY 6355        8   5  1   43 SPECIAL ED (499)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIRTY OLD MAN 6391          5   3  0   43 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FOGGY DEW 6235.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ARGUS AZAZEL 6314.  The ten other most popular fighters were TWO GLASS EYES 6272, 
WASTELAND WENDY 6355, DIRTY OLD MAN 6391, INBRED FRED 6253, MOUSE NOYLE 6252, KARO 
LEE 6133, FOGGY DEW 6235, CREME A. SHUN 6152, SILKY SALMON 6537, and TORLYN UNA 6288.

The least popular fighter this week was DARON EL 6414.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HYPERBOLIC HAL 6541, PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335, PERICLES 6523, PAN 6292, 
SCRAPER 6529, DO-GOODIN GARY 6528, SPARTACUS 6413, BLACKEYE NED 6447, CIABATTA 6409, 
and POOP IN A SOCK 6389.

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

INBRED FRED (17-6253) SPECIAL ED (499)

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

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

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

                                          -- Green Eyes