Date   : 11/24/2003    Duedate: 12/06/2003


DM-17    TURN-472

This Weeks Top Honors


(17-6033) [26-8-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

                               FISH THANGS (505)
                               (17-6261) [5-1-0,75]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPECIAL ED (499)               SPECIAL ED (499)
(17-6272) [17-13-0,98]         (17-6272) [17-13-0,98]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DELTA DOOM (492)            42
2. WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)      39      DELTA DOOM (492)
3. FISH THANGS (505)           28      Unchartered Team
4. GROW (512)                  27
5. LET'S DUEL! (519)           26      THIS WRECKAGE (516)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THIS WRECKAGE (516)        1   0  0  100   1/ 3 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)     6  2 0
 2- 1*BLOOD COAST (521)          2   1  0 66.7   2/ 6 DELTA DOOM (492)          5  0 0
 3/ 0*WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)    28  17  2 62.2   3/ 2*UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)      5  5 1
 4/ 3 DELTA DOOM (492)          89  64  5 58.2   4/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          5 10 0
 5- 4*DOUGH BOYS (518)           8   6  0 57.1   5/ 5 DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)  4  2 0
 6/ 2*LET'S DUEL! (519)          4   3  0 57.1   6/ 8*LET'S DUEL! (519)         4  3 0
 7/ 5 DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)  28  23  1 54.9   7/ 4 SPECIAL ED (499)          4  4 0
 8/ 6 SPECIAL ED (499)         187 160  6 53.9   8/ 0*WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)    3  2 0
 9/ 8*GROW (512)                12  12  1 50.0   9- 9*BLOOD COAST (521)         2  0 0
10/11 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)    256 298 21 46.2  10/12*GROW (512)                2  3 0
11/10*UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)      11  14  1 44.0  11/ 7*FISH THANGS (505)         2  8 0
12-12 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       49  64  5 43.4  12/ 0*THIS WRECKAGE (516)       1  0 0
13/14 MIDDLE WAY (484)         142 253  3 35.9  13-11 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       1  1 1
14/15*FISH THANGS (505)          7  15  0 31.8  14-13*DOUGH BOYS (518)          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

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #73 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<


     Fist of Kjarran rather liked being hailed as a hero in Korga.  It wasn't
something he'd expected, which made it even better.  Cadal explained to the people--
several times--that the hunter had not been destroyed, only driven off, and that the
road was still dangerous after dark, but the Korgans didn't seem to care.  They
fussed over Fist, cheered when he assured them that Aghtamar, herself a Korgan, had
been invaluable in the effort, and generally made a party out of the whole situation.
     Later that evening, when all the gladiators were so full of food they could
barely move (or didn't want to, at least), Fist drew Cadal aside.  "These people act
like all their troubles are over!" he worried.  "The hunter will still be out there,
maybe not right away, but he'll be back."
     "I know that," Cadal said, "and you know that, and more of the Korgans realize
it than you might think.  But there isn't anything else we can do about it without
help."  He smiled faintly.  "Even the kind of help you had is not exactly what we
need here.  It was enough for that night, but it was...."  He frowned, groping for
the right words, then shrugged.  "There was power enough, you understand, and the
will to help, but it wasn't really the best tool for the job."
     "What is the best tool, then?  If there is one at all."
     "I think there is a tool," Cadal said, "and I think the man who knows about it
is Lord Malcorn.  So in the morning we head for Malcorn, and we ask."


     Ghenis watched the ship _Relentless_ ease out into the channel and brushed his
hands together.  It was bound for Niatoli to further certain interests of the dark
cult.  On it was Veleks, and Cousin Og, who would look after the small thief...one
way or another.  Which freed him to attend to other matters.
     First of those other matters was a meeting with Pelishtekan, the Ferencian who
was currently the 'chief priest' of the cult.  Ghenis scowled to hide his grimace of
disgust.  He didn't like the Ferencian.  In fact, he loathed the man.  But it wasn't
necessary to like him, not really.  As long as Pelishtekan did his job, nothing else
     And right now, the man's job was to explain what manner of creature, monster, or
whatever was hunting over the lands just north of Zukal.  And how the damned thing
could be fought and destroyed.  It was in the way of certain plans that he had made
for the benefit of the dark cult...and of himself, of course.  The dark power did not
expect his minions to work for nothing but the joy of it.
     Ghenis left the waterfront behind and wove his way through the twisted and
noisome alleys of one of Zukal's poorest districts.  The cult always had its centers
among the homes of the poor.  They were the ones who had something to gain from it,
and nothing to lose, from shaking up the old order, after all.  Ghenis smiled just a
little.  He liked shaking things up.
     The cult was headquartered in a tall narrow building squeezed between other tall
narrow buildings.  The cellar, which was dark and always damp and divided into tiny
rooms no more than six feet square, was used for...storage.  More or less.  The
ground floor, reached by going down half a dozen steps from street level, was the
shrine itself.  The level above that was where the main work of the cult was done,
the plotting and planning, the gathering of information, the good stuff.  Above that,
two floors of small rooms where members of the cult lived if they couldn't do better
for themselves.  And on the top floor, the pigeons that carried messages from points
as distant as Zuwayza and Murska in the north, Rocanis, Xochithlan, and even Tricorus
in the south.  Most people had no idea how far the cult reached.
     Which was another source of amusement to Ghenis.  The authorities here in Zukal,
the very heart of the cult, had no idea that it was anything more than a handful of 
dissatisfied commoners meeting to worship some petty godling.  Ha!  If Bey Sekahos
knew how near he stood to the rim of disaster, how fast he was sliding down the slope
into hell--!  Even the Bandit Princes, who had a clearer understanding of their city,
didn't know that the cult was gaining power daily and would soon be ready to make its
move.  IF the monster north of the city could be dealt with.
     Ghenis pushed open the door of the old house and stepped toward Pelishtekan's
office, batting away the coil of incense that came up from the shrine below.  The
incense wasn't necessary, just window-dressing added to the cult worship by
Pelishtekan.  Ghenis didn't care for it.  Damned frills!  But it did seem to please
the lesser members, and of course it added to their "harmless crackpot" image.
     The Ferencian was waiting for him in the cult's office, simmering with
indignation.  As soon as the door was shut, he demanded, "What do you think you're
     Ghenis raised an eyebrow and smiled faintly, clearing off the other chair and
sitting down.  "Doing?  The cult's work, of course.  What did you think I was doing,
     "In sending Og and Veleks to Niatoli without consulting me, you were--"
     "--Doing as we agreed was necessary.  Niatoli can't be left out of our plans,
and we HAD agreed that we should send someone to lay the ground there."
     "And it was necessary to get Veleks out of the city before his fear broke the
nerve of other people.  Cousin Og will keep an eye on him."
     "If the thief's nerve is broken--"
     "He'll be fine on Niatoli.  The thing he fears doesn't seem to cross water
readily."  Ghenis leaned forward.  "Put aside your annoyance and listen to me,
Pelish.  The thing Veleks fears--let me tell you about it."  He launched into a
description of what he had seen north of Zukal, and of what Veleks had been able to
tell him.
     When Ghenis was through, the other man sat in silence for a long moment.  Then
he shook his head, seeming almost dazed.  "I had believed Alastari free of such
beings, unaccountable as that freedom had appeared.  I supposed it was the Grey
Witch's doing, that she had bound them long ago to keep them from interfering in her
plans.  Why would she loose them now?"
     "Who knows what the Witch would do?  But you do know what this monster--these
     "More or less," the Ferencian said, shrugging.  "They're remnants of the races
that inhabited Ghea before...whatever, the Old Gods or who knows what, started
meddling.  The ancient scrolls which I have seen in Ferencia speak of them as being
the rulers of the world when humans were still little more than beasts living in
caves and there were no elves or dwarves here at all."  He shrugged again.
"Unsupported myth, of course, but it does suggest that they are a very old race.
Frankly, if I'd thought of them at all, I would have supposed them destroyed here in
     "Destroyed in Alastari," Ghenis repeated.  "That implies that in other places--
such as Ferencia--they are not destroyed, and perhaps not even bound?"
     "They're BOUND, of course!"  Pelishtekan snapped, scandalized.  "Er...more or
less.  Differently in different places, of course.  But we couldn't leave them
     "I can see that," the gladiator agreed.  "So, we have these things loose here,
but they CAN be bound.  Okay, fine.  How do we do it?"
     The Ferencian blanched.  "WE don't do it, that is work for great wizards, high
priests, men of power--"
     "And no one in the cult has that amount of power?"  Scowling, Ghenis came to his
feet and leaned closer to the Ferencian, his hands braced on the desk between them.
He gathered up a fist-full of Pelishtekan's tunic.  "Are you telling me that the cult
doesn't have that kind of power?  That it's just a piddling little two-bit cult?"
     Pelishtekan paled further.  "No!  No, the cult has that power, but nobody HERE
can wield it!  And with the Arcanum so weak--"
     "The state of the Arcanum doesn't seem to be affecting the monsters," Ghenis
interrupted in a hard voice.  "Any dark god worth his worship should be able to take
care of a few monsters, Ferencian.  If I find that this is just a small time
operation for a small time demon after all, there will be HELL to pay, man, and I
will PERSONALLY see that you pay the first installment."

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

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 479): E. VICTOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 477): SMELLY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 473): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 473): CRIMSON of PHOENIX (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 471): TWO GLASS EYES of SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 470): TRAGIC TUESDAY of QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 235): POPPY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 462): GOLDIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 459): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 457): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 450): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 413): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 210): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 204): 101 PROOF!! of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 191): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 338): WORMY of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 318): MARTINE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 140): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 363): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 479): DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 477): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 473): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 473): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 471): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 470): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 235): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 462): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 459): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 457): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 450): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 413): KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 210): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 204): COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 191): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 338): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 318): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 140): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 363): MEOW MIX, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 479): E. VICTOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
              (turn 478): SCHIZOPHRENIC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
                          GWEN RYDER of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 477): SMELLY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 476): CUNNING CALICO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           CAT FANCY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           FASTER PUSSYCAT of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
                           PERSONAL BEJEEZUS of ESTIMATED PROPHETS (Chazz
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 471): ASH of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
                            BECKY of BLADES OF STEEL (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 462): COBRA of DEATH THREAT (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): FREY of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 458): LINDEN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 449): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 210): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 204): BEAR KEEPER of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
                   (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 337): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 139): SUNGLASSES of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ALJAFIR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, MIDDLE WAY, since KINDRED OF 
KAOS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  If this keeps up, FISH 
THANGS, you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 4 in the 
rankings?  DELTA DOOM turned their 3-0-0 turn into a 2nd place rank in the listings 
this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see CREME A. SHUN win a fight and gain 24 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, PHILLY STEAK beat THE ENTITY and THE ENTITY lost 9 points.  You're breakin' 
my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as ADOBE takes the Title and 
last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, 
kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  
Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
MIDDLE WAY, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like DELTA DOOM avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  
MOUSE NOYLE was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in ALJAFIR to get a drink than The Vile Vizier! 
Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of 
ALJAFIR.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADOBE 6033                   26   8  0   105       DELTA DOOM (492)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CREME A. SHUN 6152           13   8  1   105       DELTA DOOM (492)
 FOGGY DEW 6235               21  10  1    98       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 TWO GLASS EYES 6272          17  13  0    98       SPECIAL ED (499)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIRTY OLD MAN 6391            7   3  0    75       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 TROUT TART 6261               5   1  0    75       FISH THANGS (505)
 EAGLES LAIR 6310              5   4  0    71       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARO LEE 6133                12  30  0    66       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-BLACKEYE NED 6447             2   1  0    64       BLOOD COAST (521)
 MOUSE NOYLE 6252             14  18  0    60       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 SNOTMAN'S CAT 6356            8   8  1    59       SPECIAL ED (499)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORLYN UNA 6288              12  14  1    56       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6376           7   1  1    56       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 JUNIOR VASQUEZ 6313           6   3  0    56       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
-IDUN 6396                     7   1  1    55       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
 OMG-STFU 6390                 9   1  0    54       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POOP IN A SOCK 6389           6   3  1    45       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
-CAPT KIRCHNER 6093            6   2  0    45       82ND ILLINOIS (421)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHERRY PITTER 6332            4   1  0    33       GROW (512)
 OANIUN SETT 6331              3   3  1    33       GROW (512)
 PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335          3   2  0    30       GROW (512)
-GNOCCHI 6412                  3   4  0    30       DOUGH BOYS (518)
 EXODIA! 6420                  2   0  0    29       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 DO-GOODIN GARY 6528           3   2  1    27       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)
 TABETA UNIS 6405              3   8  0    26       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ELDAR BARRY 6334              2   1  0    26       GROW (512)
 PHILLY STEAK 6406             3   1  0    24       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 NINGAUBLE 7 EYES 6524         1   1  0    24       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LT. OLSEN 6245                2   3  1    21       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
 DARK MAGICIAN 6417            2   0  0    21       LET'S DUEL! (519)
-LT KAFKA 6075                 2   4  0    18       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
-CIABATTA 6409                 5   2  0    17       DOUGH BOYS (518)
 DARON EL 6414                 3   7  0    16       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-GREY MOUSER 6290              1   4  0    16       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
 BLACK-DOT DOTTIE 6526         3   2  0    13       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)
 THE ENTITY 6543               1   1  0    11       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)
 EVERYDAY I DIE 6374           1   0  0    11       THIS WRECKAGE (516)
-BLOWFISH 6262                 1   0  0     9       FISH THANGS (505)
 SEDENTARY SAL 6542            2   1  0     7       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)
 HYPERBOLIC HAL 6541           1   2  0     5       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)
 ANHUR 6544                    1   1  0     4       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
-SILKY SALMON 6537             0   4  0     4       FISH THANGS (505)
 LA JINN 6419                  0   2  0     2       LET'S DUEL! (519)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 626    0  1 0   1                   DO-GOODIN GARY 6528   472 NONE    
PAN 6292              12  8 0 DEITIES & DEMIGOD 507 ASH 6145              469 NONE    
PIRANHA 6539           1  3 0 FISH THANGS 505       ARENAMASTER KARGH 648 472 NONE    
LIL ACORN 6333         0  5 0 GROW 512              BLACK ORC 645         472 NONE    
DUMB TRAP 6418         0  1 0 LET'S DUEL! 519       BLACK ORC 645         472 NONE    
DUMB BLONDE 6377       4  4 0 WHEN EAGLES DARE 509  WURM KIN 652          472 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Trout Tart -- Your pastry isn't flaky enough.  It's tough. -- Torlyn Una

Silky Salmon -- Amazing what a few silkworms can do, isn't it?  But, ahem, it isn't
quite enough, apparently. -- Tabeta Unis

Piranha -- You won't catch me in YOUR bathtub, that's for sure! -- Daron El

Two Glass Eyes -- This is some kind of trick, isn't it?  The "Beady Eye."  I won't
fall for it a second time, human! -- Mouse Noyle

Foggy Dew -- That isn't the way it's supposed to be!  You're supposed to PROTECT me
from the foggy, foggy dew! -- Karo Lee
P.S.  Or "keep" me from it or something, I forget the exact details.  But you could
look them up!

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your

team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DUMB BLONDE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LIL ACORN was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
PIRANHA was easily killed by ARENAMASTER KARGHAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DUMB TRAP was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
TROUT TART overpowered MOUSE NOYLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
NINGAUBLE 7 EYES devastated DARON EL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TWO GLASS EYES was luckily beaten by ADOBE in a popular 6 minute master's Title brawl.
FOGGY DEW was vanquished by CREME A. SHUN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ASH vanquished EAGLES LAIR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KARO LEE was vanquished by DIRTY OLD MAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TORLYN UNA overpowered OANIUN SETT in a 2 minute gory one-sided melee.
JUNIOR VASQUEZ subdued POOP IN A SOCK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
SNOTMAN'S CAT handily defeated TABETA UNIS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided contest.
OMG-STFU beat PHLEUM PRATENSE in a 2 minute master vs. novice conflict.
CLINT EASTWOOD vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched bout.
ELDAR BARRY handily defeated HYPERBOLIC HAL in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BLACK-DOT DOTTIE was devastated by CHERRY PITTER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
PHILLY STEAK beat THE ENTITY in a exciting 2 minute novice's match.
DARK MAGICIAN overpowered ANHUR in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
LA JINN was devastated by EVERYDAY I DIE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
EXODIA! overpowered SEDENTARY SAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DO-GOODIN GARY executed CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute uneven fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  14 -  1      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   43 -  37 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  22 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  17 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  30 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   9 -  0      31  |

Turn 472 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     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  6         5  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ADOBE 6033                 26   8  0  105 DELTA DOOM (492)
SLASHING ATTACK  CREME A. SHUN 6152         13   8  1  105 DELTA DOOM (492)
PARRY-STRIKE     FOGGY DEW 6235             21  10  1   98 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIRTY OLD MAN 6391          7   3  0   75 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
AIMED BLOW       TROUT TART 6261             5   1  0   75 FISH THANGS (505)
WALL OF STEEL    CLINT EASTWOOD 6376         7   1  1   56 WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TWO GLASS EYES 6272.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TWO GLASS EYES 6272.  The ten other most popular fighters were PHILLY STEAK 
A. SHUN 6152.

The least popular fighter this week was SEDENTARY SAL 6542.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LA JINN 6419, ANHUR 6544, BLACK-DOT DOTTIE 6526, HYPERBOLIC HAL 
6541, KARO LEE 6133, FOGGY DEW 6235, MOUSE NOYLE 6252, PIRANHA 6539, LIL ACORN 6333, 
and DUMB BLONDE 6377.

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


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

BECKY (17-5782) BLADES OF STEEL (470)
ASH (17-6145) DELTA DOOM (492)