DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/16/2004    Duedate: 02/28/2004

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-477

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAZOR HAWK
BEAST MASTERS (567)
(18-7656) [22-22-1,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAZOR HAWK                     SKA DADDY Z
BEAST MASTERS (567)            UNDERCOVER SKA (590)
(18-7656) [22-22-1,121]        (18-8331) [3-0-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PICKLE JUICE                   HO HUM HO
BURN N' PILLAGE (218)          CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
(18-7741) [13-24-0,85]         (18-7884) [16-13-1,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MAD SCIENTISTS (75)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLD CUTS (615)             52
2. BIG MEAN FISH (171)         48      THE GUARDIANS II (479)
3. THUNDR + LITENING (22)      39      Unchartered Team
4. SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)    38
5. DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)   34      COLD CUTS (615)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*COLD CUTS (615)            4   1  1 80.0   1/ 7 MAD SCIENTISTS (75)       9  6 1
 2/ 1 THE GUARDIANS II (479)    81  52  2 60.9   2/ 2 SHEPHERDS (252)           9  6 0
 3/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  92  68  3 57.5   3/ 5 BIG MEAN FISH (171)       8  6 2
 4- 2 NEXT GENERATION (547)    130  97  9 57.3   4/ 8 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    8  6 0
 5/ 4 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   950 822 %121 53.6   5/ 9 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)       8  6 0
 6/ 5 DOC STEELE FAN CLU (451)  26  23  0 53.1   6/ 4 DARK FOREST INN (600)     7  7 1
 7/ 6 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    37  33  4 52.9   7/ 1 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     7  8 0
 8/ 7 MAD SCIENTISTS (75)      669 638 54 51.2   8/10 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    6  3 1
 9/ 8 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    552 529 30 51.1   9/11 BEAST MASTERS (567)       6  3 0
10/ 9 DARK FOREST INN (600)     27  26  2 50.9  10/12 THE SHADOWS (574)         6  8 0
11/10 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    776 770 48 50.2  11/ 6 THE GUARDIANS II (479)    6  9 0
12/11 WASTELAND (207)          508 508 38 50.0  12/17*UNDERCOVER SKA (590)      5  5 0
13/12 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      514 546 28 48.5  13/ 3 WASTELAND (207)           5  8 1
14/13 BEAST MASTERS (567)      264 288 15 47.8  14/13 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        5  9 0
15/14 THE SHADOWS (574)         69  81  5 46.0  15/16 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     5 10 0
16/15 SRETSAMLEUD (572)         77  92 10 45.6  16/ 0*COLD CUTS (615)           4  1 1
17/16 RUN AND HYDE (537)        60  76  7 44.1  17/18 DOC STEELE FAN CLU (451)  4  3 0
18/17 SHEPHERDS (252)          477 618 27 43.6  18/14 SRETSAMLEUD (572)         4  5 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)      168 232  6 42.0  19/15 RUN AND HYDE (537)        4 11 0
20/18 UNTOUCHABLES (287)       125 177  8 41.4  20/19 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  3  0 0
21/20 ARROGANCE (347)          347 527 26 39.7  21-20*THE BIKE SHOP (293)       2  3 0
22/21*UNDERCOVER SKA (590)      17  26  0 39.5  22-21 NEXT GENERATION (547)     1  2 0
23-22*THE BIKE SHOP (293)       13  21  1 38.2  23-23*DRAGONLANCE (315)         0  5 0
24-23*DRAGONLANCE (315)          0   5  0  0.0  24/22 ARROGANCE (347)           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

              Battle Royal 3 -- http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br3
The Battle Royale is a head to head free for all contest open to any Talcama manager
willing to subject themselves to some of the fiercest competition Alastari has ever
seen!

Previous Winners:
BR1 - Doc Steele (Transel)          BR2 - Manray

Short Rules:
No avoiding other contest teams (And this will be checked each turn).
Only Fights against contest warriors count.
Score = Wins + Kills - Losses
First team to 25 wins!

Battle Royale Score
         Overall       Mgr   Team                      Manager
  Score   Record    IE Code  Name                      Name
   15     17-2-0    0  [M]    Superior Forces 6N       Manager
   9      13-6-2    0  [F]    Get Outta My Way         Floyd
   8      23-16-1   0  [AN]   Shepherds                Assurnasirbanipal
   8      18-11-1   0  [DS]   Thundr + Litening        Doc Steele
   7      21-15-1   0  [G]    The Guardians II         Guardian
   3       7-5-1    0  [NN]   Mad Scientists           Neon Necromancer
   2      19-19-2   0  [A]    Untouchables             Angus
   1      19-19-1   0  [DD]   Dark Forest Inn          Dameon Darkheart
   0      12-13-1   0  [MQ]   The Bike Shop            Malaquar
   0       9-9-0    0  [PT]   Doc Steele Fan Club      Pip the Troll
   -2     21-24-1   0  [PP]   Sretsamleud              Phat Phat
   -3     16-20-1   0  [JK]   Run and Hyde             Jekyll
   -3      6-9-0    0  [RB]   Undercover Ska           Rude Buddha
   -4     14-18-0   0  [D]    Beast Masters            Druid
   -5     17-23-1   0  [GO]   The Shadows              Goat
  -12     11-23-0   0  [J]    Burn N' Pillage          Jolly

This Turn's Score:                     Record        Point
  M    Manager                         3-0-0           3
  DS   Doc Steele                      3-1-0           2
  PT   Pip the Troll                   2-1-0           1
  F    Floyd                           2-2-1           1
  D    Druid                           2-1-0           1
  NN   Neon Necromancer                2-2-0           0
  RB   Rude Buddha                     1-1-0           0
  A    Angus                           1-1-0           0
  AN   Assurnasirbanipal               2-3-0          -1
  JK   Jekyll                          1-2-0          -1
  J    Jolly                           1-2-0          -1
  G    Goat                            1-2-0          -1
  DD   Dameon Darkheart                1-2-0          -1
  G    Guardian                        1-3-0          -2

Top Warriors (Points)
  Iron Hands Lee              The Guardians II            6-0-1          7
  Cinderella                  Superior Forces 6N          6-0-0          6
  Lilith                      The Shadows                 5-0-1          6
  Moordar                     Dark Forest Inn             6-2-0          4
  Mary                        Shepherds                   6-3-1          4
  Wiggler                     Thundr + Litening           5-2-1          4
  Chasity Belt                The Guardians II            4-0-0          4
  Cadex CFM                   The Bike Shop               4-1-1          4

Bottom Warriors (Points)
  Jock                        The Guardians II            3-7-0          -4
  Shen Jing                   Ghaelie Sidhe               0-4-0          -4
  Kutu                        The Shadows                 0-4-0          -4
  D'Astra                     Dark Forest Inn             0-4-0          -4
  Bagdhad Bob                 Patronas Veritas II         0-4-0          -4

Top 10 Warriors (Most Wins)              #
  Paul                                   7
  Cinderella                             6
  Iron Hands Lee                         6
  Moordar                                6
  Mary                                   6

Bottom 10 Warriors (Most Losses)            #
  Jock                                      7
  Marduk                                    6
  Morrocco Mole                             6
  Peon Necromancer                          6

Fight Results for Turn 477
   Ska Daddy Z [RB] over Wandering Star [AN]
   Pickle Juice [J] over Borgard [DD]
   Hannah [AN] over His Proctologist [PT]
   The Atomizer [NN] over Jock [G]
   Montpelier [M] over Best Destiny [G]
   Cinderella [M] over Paul [AN]
   Vassal [DS] over Talon [F]
   Hoffa [PT] over Marduk [GO]
   Bart [AN] over Bambi [D]
   Kyniska [A] over Moordar [DD]
   Wonder Bra [G] over Parallax [NN]
   Smunch [DS] over Wonderland [JK]
   Last Gasp [JK] over Soul Reaver [G]
   Was That Exlax? [F] kills Vertigo [A]
   Lil' Eva [GO] over Greivance [JK]
   Myllie [DD] over Spaceman Spiff [RB]
   Ramjet [NN] over Alton [J]
   Dallas [M] over Scourge [DS]
   Razor Hawk [D] over Chasek [GO]
   Morrocco Mole [D] over Absolute Zero [NN]
   Wiggler [DS] over Destitute Noble [F]
   Just Had A Big Gulp [F] over Grobraum [J]
   Staple Gun [PT] over Mary [AN]

Active Warriors by Manager
   [A]    Knuckles, Kyniska
   [AN]   Wandering Star, Mary, Bart, Hannah, Paul
   [D]    Bambi, Razor Hawk, Morrocco Mole
   [DD]   D'Astra, Myllie, Moordar, Borgard, Hilt
   [DS]   Smunch, Wiggler, Scourge, Vassal
   [F]    Was That Exlax?, Destitute Noble, Just Had A Big Gulp, Talon
   [G]    Revenge, Soul Reaver, Best Destiny, Jock, Wonder Bra
   [GO]   Lil' Eva, Marduk, Chasek
   [J]    Alton, Grobraum, Booter, Pickle Juice
   [JK]   Last Gasp, Greivance, Wonderland, Freak
   [M]    Montpelier, Cinderella, Point Man, Dallas
   [MQ]   Splitfork, Rimtrue, Crankshaft, Cadex CFM, Beast of the East
   [NN]   The Atomizer, Parallax, Absolute Zero, Ramjet, Boson
   [PP]   Example, Goat, He, Muscle Bum
   [PT]   Anarchist, His Proctologist, Staple Gun, Hoffa
   [RB]   Skagore, Spaceman Spiff, Ska Daddy Z, Skabba The Hut

Teams in BR (Alphabetical)
 Animal Pharm, Beast Masters, Burn N' Pillage, Come On, Dark Forest Inn
 Doc Steele Fan Club, Dreih's Freaks, Feisty Poodles, Get Outta My Way
 Ghaelie Sidhe, Golden Legion, Mad Scientists, Of Wolf and Man 9, Only in Las Vegas
 Patronas Veritas II, Run and Hyde, Shepherds, Soulthieves, Sretsamleud
 Sungod*Battle Royal, Superior Forces 6N, The Bike Shop, The Grateful Undead
 The Guardians II, The Shadows, Thundr + Litening, Trouble Helix, Undercover Ska
 Untouchables

Teams in BR (Numerical)
 22, 75, 218, 252, 287, 293, 451, 479, 493, 495, 498, 532, 533, 537, 549, 566, 567
 572, 573, 574, 587, 588, 589, 590, 591, 593, 595, 596, 600

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 489): FACELESS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 374): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 494): DREUBRA of THE BALROGS (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 490): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 489): DERBIE FOYLE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 493): MEDUSA of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 490): RED NO. 40 of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 485): AERYN SUN of FARSCAPE (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 476): CADEX CFM of THE BIKE SHOP (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 475): TAISHO of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 449): TARGEN of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 440): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 427): PROBLEMATIC of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 375): TSOMEGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 178): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 166): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 325): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 143): 2 PHAT TOO of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 368): LARGE SPINNY GUY of DIABLO TOO from TI (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 489): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 374): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 494): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 490): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 489): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 493): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 490): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 485): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 476): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 475): SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 449): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 440): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 427): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 375): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 178): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 166): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 325): THE DEN OF SWORDS (TMoney, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 143): EPOCHOLYPSE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 368): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 488): MURGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
                            MUMPHY CHICK of LEGENDS OF STEELE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 493): THOR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 489): G.A. CUSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 493): DELAPP of NIGHT TRAIN (BPR, mgr.)
                (turn 492): DARK THUNDER of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 490): RED NO. 40 of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 485): AERYN SUN of FARSCAPE (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
               (turn 484): SHYLAYLA MINOR of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 476): HE HATE ME of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                            PEON NECROMANCER of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
                (turn 475): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 475): JADE of I MAGI (Street Legal, mgr.)
               (turn 474): VEG-O-MATIC of TRANSGRESSORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 427): PROBLEMATIC of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 375): TSOMEGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 142): MISSY MAYHAM of ANGELS OF CHAOS (Lord Chaos, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

CADEX CFM, once again, did not show up to defend his throne, so it was again left to
recognition.  RAZOR HAWK edged out VASSAL to take the throne and get his invitation
to the Isle of the Eye.  RAZOR HAWK, with the win brought his arena record to .500.
His final turn will determine whether he leaves Talcama as a winner or a loser.

Both of our departing Lord Protectors fought at night.  HE HATE ME was unable to
dispatch WIRYDON, but PEON NECROMANCER did.  Our hottest warriors on the sands still
include MOORDAR (7-3), TALON (7-3), and WONDER BRA (7-3).  Joining them for at least
a turn is FRENCH GRUNT (7-3).  Dropping off the list are BRICKTOP, BORGARD, and MARY.

Quick facts for the day include 16 warriors moving up a class and 4 warriors moving
down.  Down challengers went 8-1 to up challengers 5-4.  WONDER BRA and P'TIT GARS
both successfully avenged Bloodfeuds while PURPLE FIREFISH and WAS THAT EXLAX?
created bloodfeud opportunities by killing their opponents.  ECHO killed an LBA
Groupie, but there won't be any bloodfeuding for that one.  CENTER FOR OLDS was
avoided by THE SHADOWS and PICKLE JUICE was the most challenged warrior.

The were more personal ads printed than I remember in a long time.  Keep it up!  And
welcome to BRAD BUFF, managing COLD CUTS to a beautiful 4-1 turn record.  Also going
4-1 for the turn were the PENTARCHIE-18 crew. Well done, each of you.

CINDERELLA and PAUL stood around for 38 minutes on the sands trying to outwait the
arenamaster so they could both be declared victors.  It didn't work, however, and the
Arenamaster finally declared CINDERELLA the victor.  This contributed to MANAGER's 3-
0 record in both the arena and the Battle Royal.

For some reason, the commission put 6 NPC's out on the sands this turn.  I don't
really know why they did this, but such was the case.  Personally, I enjoyed the
SWEATCAKE being swallowed (I mean subdued) by a MIDNIGHT ANGEL.  That is it! --
Sherik

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAZOR HAWK 7656              22  22  1   121       BEAST MASTERS (567)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CADEX CFM 3366                5   1  1   122       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 VASSAL 7637                  19  10  2   120       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-FORGED IN L.A. 7433          15  18  0   119       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 DALLAS 6860                   8  27  0   111       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 BOOTER 7742                  23  14  0   107       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 SCOURGE 7847                 19  11  0   102       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 FRENCH GRUNT 7981            10  10  0   101       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 HANNAH 7875                  16  15  0    99       SHEPHERDS (252)
 MORROCCO MOLE 7654           23  18  0    97       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 HO HUM HO 7884               16  13  1    97       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 CINDERELLA 7648              12   2  0    96       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 WONDER BRA 6510              20   7  0    95       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 TALON 7782                   13   6  0    95       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 HOFFA 6021                   11   7  0    93       DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHASEK 7791                  16  13  2    90       THE SHADOWS (574)
 PURPLE FIREFISH 7982         11   9  1    90       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 PAUL 7804                    18  12  0    86       SHEPHERDS (252)
 PICKLE JUICE 7741            13  24  0    85       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 FREAK 7300                   14   9  2    84       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 HIS PROCTOLOGIST 7951         7   3  0    83       DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)
 MUSCLE BUM 7919              13  13  0    77       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
 ABSOLUTE ZERO 7586           10   4  0    77       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
-BRICKTOP 7955                12   6  0    76       WASTELAND (207)
 P'TIT GARS 7816              15  20  0    73       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 MIDNIGHT ANGEL 8008          11   8  1    73       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 MARDUK 7835                  14  12  0    71       THE SHADOWS (574)
 BORGARD 8196                  7   4  0    71       DARK FOREST INN (600)
 BART 7927                    12  13  2    69       SHEPHERDS (252)
 GOUT GOUT 7948               12  11  0    69       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 PARALLAX 7730                 8   3  3    69       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEATCAKE 8217                6   5  1    62       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 THE ATOMIZER 7753             8   2  0    60       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
 KYNISKA 8289                  6   3  0    60       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 ADELAIDE 8151                 7   6  0    58       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASSUR 7821                   10  24  2    56       ARROGANCE (347)
 STAPLE GUN 6024               7   7  0    54       DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)
 WIGGLER 8088                  5   2  1    52       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 JUST HAD A BIG GULP 7863     11   5  1    49       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
-POINT MAN 7450                9   5  0    48       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 HILT 8195                     5   6  0    47       DARK FOREST INN (600)
 MOORDAR 8193                  8   3  1    46       DARK FOREST INN (600)
 JOCK 7939                     8   9  0    43       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 MARY 8168                     8   4  1    38       SHEPHERDS (252)
-HE 8183                       6   4  0    36       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
 BAMBI 7926                    7  10  0    35       BEAST MASTERS (567)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LE PAIN DLG 8016              8  10  0    34       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 SKA DADDY Z 8331              3   0  0    34       UNDERCOVER SKA (590)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GROBRAUM 8045                 6   7  0    33       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 BOSON 7754                    4   5  0    33       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
 SMUNCH 8337                   3   0  0    32       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 DESTITUTE NOBLE 7817          6   4  1    31       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 MYLLIE 8342                   3   2  0    31       DARK FOREST INN (600)
 POOPIEHEAD 8295               5   4  0    30       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 WAS THAT EXLAX? 8377          2   0  1    29       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 MONTPELIER 7962               4   1  0    26       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIL' EVA 8305                 4   2  0    23       THE SHADOWS (574)
 LIPPS MCFRENZY 8373           3   1  0    23       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-BEAST OF THE EAST 3365        3   4  0    23       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
-CRANKSHAFT 8149               4   2  0    22       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 SKABBA THE HUT 8299           4   1  0    21       UNDERCOVER SKA (590)
-DATA LOSS 8029                2   0  0    19       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 QUINTAL 8341                  3   2  0    18       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 RAMJET 8018                   2   1  0    18       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
 BEST DESTINY 8383             2   1  0    17       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 DIAMOND DAN 8416              1   0  0    16       COLD CUTS (615)
 WONDERLAND 8286               3   6  0    15       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 LAST GASP 8405                2   0  0    14       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 ECHO 8414                     1   0  1    14       COLD CUTS (615)
 LOCO-MOTION 8415              1   0  0    13       COLD CUTS (615)
 SCARLET WRASSE 8396           1   2  1    11       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 WANDERING STAR 8310           0   7  0    11       SHEPHERDS (252)
-D'ASTRA 8343                  0   4  0    10       DARK FOREST INN (600)
-GOAT 8336                     2   3  0     9       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
 ALTON 8297                    1   6  0     9       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-RIMTRUE 8382                  0   1  0     9       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 HEZA HEATHEN 8413             1   0  0     8       COLD CUTS (615)
-WILL THE BIKER 8290           2   1  0     7       NEXT GENERATION (547)
-EXAMPLE 8357                  2   1  0     7       SRETSAMLEUD (572)
-THE CRUSHER 8050              0   2  0     6       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 SPACEMAN SPIFF 8332           1   2  0     5       UNDERCOVER SKA (590)
 BABEL TETE DE BETON 8422      1   0  0     5       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 GREIVANCE 8385                1   2  0     5       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 REVENGE 8432                  1   0  0     5       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 ANARCHIST 8391                0   1  0     5       DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)
-CARAMON 3670                  0   1  0     5       DRAGONLANCE (315)
 KNUCKLES 8408                 1   1  0     4       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 TRANCEPORT 8411               0   2  0     2       WASTELAND (207)
 SUNSHINE BUD YELLOW 8410      0   2  0     2       WASTELAND (207)
 SKAGORE 8425                  0   1  0     1       UNDERCOVER SKA (590)
 OSO OZONE 8412                0   1  0     1       COLD CUTS (615)
-SPLITFORK 8381                0   1  0     1       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 SOUL REAVER 8433              0   1  0     1       THE GUARDIANS II (479)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LBA GROUPIE 405        0  1 0   1                   ECHO 8414             477 NONE    
HUMBUG 8276            4  4 0 BIG MEAN FISH 171     MOORDAR 8193          476         
REIHE 8044             8  5 0 BURN N' PILLAGE 218   PURPLE FIREFISH 7982  477         
WIRYDON THE GIANT 425  0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          PEON NECROMANCER 7856 477 NONE    
KEEPER OF SOULS 8015   6  8 0 THE GUARDIANS II 479  PARALLAX 7730         476 JUST REV
GROUMF 8376            0  1 0 PENTARCHIE-18 508     SCARLET WRASSE 8396   475 JUST REV
GRATCH 8285            6  3 0 RUN AND HYDE 537      ARENAMISTRESS FYL 427 477 NONE    
MARUKKA 8006           6  8 0 THE SHADOWS 574       SPYMISTRESS SHARD 426 477 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SULDAR 8403            0  2 0 THUNDR + LITENING 22  MOUNTAIN TROLL 422    477 NONE    
CAN'T SKANK 8426       0  1 0 UNDERCOVER SKA 590    BANDIT PRINCESS 429   477 NONE    
GOBI 8423              0  1 0 UNTOUCHABLES 287      HIGH ELF 423          477 NONE    
IBOG 8424              0  1 0 UNTOUCHABLES 287      WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 477 NONE    
VERTIGO 8393           1  2 0 UNTOUCHABLES 287      WAS THAT EXLAX? 8377  477         
HE HATE ME 7820       17 14 2 WASTELAND 207         WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 477 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

*On*the*Spot*News* -- Brad Buff coming to you live with breaking news from the Five
Cisterns Gate.  It's a new team arriving in Talcama...can't quite make out the
banner...yet...and, yes, yes it is, it's "Cold Cuts" ...no fooling?  Well, I mean,
your name's...reeeeally Cold...*snort*...Cuts!  *chuckle* *snicker*  Fighters;
...Bologna?!? Salami?!? *chuckle* *snicker* *snort* with a bloodfeud avenger who
kills in Cold SLAW!?!  HAR HAR HAR HAR!!!.  *snork* *snuffle* ...*whew* ...back to
you in the studio.

Subject:  Battle Royale...Manager knows he can't win with just 12 points, right?  Is
he joining the Frothingsloshers as Battle Royale has-beens? -- Neon Necromancer

Guardian -- Too bad Iron Hands graduated.  You could use a good bloodfeuder right
about now. -- Neon One

Bart -- In the end, the better warrior won that one. -- Absolute Zero

Freak -- Wow--thanks!  I'm actually fairly impressed with your staying power, but in
the end, I got the win and a surprisingly good number of skills.  In theory, next
turn I'll be getting an invitation to retirement! -- Paul

Marduk -- Hannah's not as good as Paul.  Perhaps it's time for you to consider
retirement! -- Assur

Lipps McFrenzy -- Let's see.  You miss your attack location once.  Perfect timing on
the miss, though!  Otherwise, I wouldn't be here right now. -- Wandering Star

Absolute Zero -- You're good, that's for sure!  I'll fight you with Hannah anytime,
but Bart really doesn't want to see you anymore! -- Assur

Marukka -- If you want to be a winner, you've got to win the close ones. -- Mary

Neon -- There is a prize for this one.  Six months free play in Talcama.  Any team
that makes an illegal avoid or challenge during the contest becomes ineligible for
the prize, and I get an avoid report each turn to monitor the rules.  Very little
avoiding has been going on, though.  Most of the time, only two teams in the BR are
avoiding (and I don't need to avoid anymore with Neosphincter gone). --
Assurnasirbanipal

My excuse for running so many TP's is trying to graduate style #10.  I'd had poor
luck with TP's until recently, so like BWD running almost everything as a PR, I was
running 3 TP's at once.  Paul is on the verge of graduation, though, and it is
unlikely his replacement will be a TP.  I figure I may as well work towards having
two sets of 10.  Counting my Frog Princes team, I'm a TP, PL, and PS short of two
sets.  Without them, I need another L, PR, SL, STK, and WOS in addition to the other
three. -- Assur

BR Notes
Guardian falls into a tie for second place with Assur.  Manager has a nice current
score, but won't get any points by sitting out inactive.  Will the Muffin Man join in
now that his 'special' warriors have graduated?  That was his excuse for not joining
in the first place.  The Neon Necromancer enters and seems as motivated as ever.  I'm
glad he's back, even if it does mean another enemy for me on the sands.  The most
surprising thing in this one is the lack of challenges going on.  Sure, the
challenges that are being made are good ones, but there just aren't very many being
made.  But I guess that is what happens when your arena is full of mega-managers and
aspiring mega-managers.  One thing that is sure in my mind--I have no clue who is the
front-runner.  It certainly isn't me though, unless a certain member of my team is
removed from my roster, I've got a liability that basically assures that I can't win
this thing.  Me and my playing for fun style! -- Assur

Dragonlance -- Welcome to Talcama!  Please introduce yourself and let us know if you
will be joining the Battle Royal? -- Doc Steele, mgr. of Thundr+Litening

Neon -- Welcome back!  As for Manager and his feeble squad of Scums that run once and
a while, I hope we can bring him down.  If the Battle Royal were won in such a manner
it would send the wrong message to the younger players coming up.  At least our No
Avoids rule has worked.  I gave one of Manager's scums a loss and he has not run the
warrior in months, waiting for me to clear the Initiates no doubt.  The little
Andorian worm won't get to 25 points that way, eventually he'll have to fight.  As
for Guardian, he'll continue to fall back to earth now that his sandbagger squad has
been graduated.  I hope it was worth 9 points in the BR Guardian, to sacrifice years
of tourney preparation!  I am highly disappointed in Manray for not showing up to
defend his title.  When will these young managers learn that you can not create a
reputation by trying to protect a reputation.  I suppose all the Sloshers are working
under the "you can't lose what you don't put in the middle" philosophy.  I tried to
recruit them all personally, and that got me about 2-3 turns from each before they
quit.  I wonder if they would have found the time to play had they done well in those
few turns.  Hmmmm...they do an awful lot of talking to fade away so quickly.
Guardians, Managers, and Sloshers, they all come and go; but Talcama will always be
Talcama.  Our fine arena is stronger for your return, Neon!  Now if we could just
find out where they buried TUM's body, so we could resurrect him and get him active
again. -- Doc Steele

Assur -- I see you bounced ahead of me again in the BR.  Well done, and welcome back
to my radar screen. -- Doc Steele

Angus -- I wanted to make a quick public note of your turn around in the BR.  Welcome
to positive numbers!  Keep it up. -- Doc Steele

Neon -- I find your actions to be atypical of the true sheep that you are, atypical
of the big dog that still needs his pack to win and is little more than nothing
without them.  Ah well, Neon 2 -- Guardian 0.  Rest assured I will be keeping score.
-- Guardian

All -- I finally graduated a He Hate Me and he's a good one.  He's my first +4
Attack/+4 Defense Lunger to make it to ADM. He's got crappy numbers, so don't
expect anything out of him for a while, but he could make some noise in Primus some
day.... -- TMM

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much
trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HE HATE ME was dealt death by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
PEON NECROMANCER savagely slew WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
MARUKKA was slaughtered by SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
GRATCH was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS FYLOR in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SULDAR was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
GOBI was assassinated by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
CAN'T SKANK was executed by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
IBOG was assassinated by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
P'TIT GARS vanquished SCARLET WRASSE in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
WONDER BRA vanquished PARALLAX in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
BORGARD was viciously subdued by PICKLE JUICE in a popular 2 minute Challenge fight.
HIS PROCTOLOGIST was outwaited by HANNAH in a 9 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
THE ATOMIZER viciously subdued JOCK in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge conflict.
MONTPELIER subdued BEST DESTINY in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
HO HUM HO was luckily beaten by BOOTER in a 6 minute master's Challenge conflict.
PAUL was outlasted by CINDERELLA in a dull 38 minute expert's Challenge struggle.
VASSAL overpowered TALON in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
HOFFA overpowered MARDUK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BART overpowered BAMBI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
KYNISKA overcame MOORDAR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge competition.
STAPLE GUN beat MARY in a action packed 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
SMUNCH savagely defeated WONDERLAND in a action packed 4 minute Challenge fray.
SKA DADDY Z devastated WANDERING STAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
POOPIEHEAD overpowered SUNSHINE BUD YELLOW in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
LIPPS MCFRENZY overpowered KNUCKLES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
WAS THAT EXLAX? assassinated VERTIGO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
LIL' EVA vanquished GREIVANCE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
SPACEMAN SPIFF was handily defeated by MYLLIE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
RAMJET narrowly defeated ALTON in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
DALLAS viciously subdued SCOURGE in a popular 3 minute gruesome veteran's bout.
FRENCH GRUNT handily defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHASEK was overpowered by RAZOR HAWK in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
MORROCCO MOLE luckily beat ABSOLUTE ZERO in a monotonous 17 minute expert's bout.
PURPLE FIREFISH butchered REIHE in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
SWEATCAKE was subdued by MIDNIGHT ANGEL in a 4 minute bloody match.
GOUT GOUT was savagely defeated by FREAK in a exciting 2 minute brutal veteran's fray.
MUSCLE BUM handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven match.
DESTITUTE NOBLE was overpowered by WIGGLER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
ASSUR was beaten by ADELAIDE in a exciting 1 minute competition.
JUST HAD A BIG GULP overcame GROBRAUM in a 2 minute duel.
LE PAIN DLG was beaten by BOSON in a exciting 1 minute gruesome fight.
HILT won victory over DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a exciting 1 minute bloody struggle.
SKABBA THE HUT won victory over TRANCEPORT in a 1 minute gory conflict.
QUINTAL viciously subdued ANARCHIST in a action packed 2 minute amateur's match.
LAST GASP demolished SOUL REAVER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LOCO-MOTION demolished LBA GROUPIE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DIAMOND DAN beat FROGS FORM THE SKY in a popular 1 minute beginner's bout.
BABEL TETE DE BETON overcame SKAGORE in a 2 minute novice's duel.
ECHO murdered LBA GROUPIE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
HEZA HEATHEN subdued MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's battle.
OSO OZONE was beaten by REVENGE in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  17         TOTAL PARRY      115 -  87 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     14         WALL OF STEEL     53 -  49 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         AIMED BLOW        29 -  32 -  4      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         SLASHING ATTACK   42 -  49 -  1      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     25 -  32 -  1      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  50 -  5      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         BASHING ATTACK    50 -  72 -  6      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    74 - 114 -  3      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  20 -  1      35  |

Turn 477 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-LUNGE        2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      5 -  7         5  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  3     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  7     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     6 -  5     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  5         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  7     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      VASSAL 7637                19  10  2  120 THUNDR + LITENING (22)
BASHING ATTACK   HO HUM HO 7884             16  13  1   97 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
WALL OF STEEL    TALON 7782                 13   6  0   95 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOFFA 6021                 11   7  0   93 DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHASEK 7791                16  13  2   90 THE SHADOWS (574)
SLASHING ATTACK  PURPLE FIREFISH 7982       11   9  1   90 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MIDNIGHT ANGEL 8008        11   8  1   73 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
PARRY-LUNGE      SWEATCAKE 8217              6   5  1   62 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
AIMED BLOW       WIGGLER 8088                5   2  1   52 THUNDR + LITENING (22)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PICKLE JUICE 7741.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HO HUM HO 7884.  The ten other most popular fighters were DALLAS 6860, 
SMUNCH 8337, STAPLE GUN 6024, QUINTAL 8341, TALON 7782, KYNISKA 8289, FREAK 7300, 
PICKLE JUICE 7741, HIS PROCTOLOGIST 7951, and THE ATOMIZER 7753.

The least popular fighter this week was CINDERELLA 7648.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PAUL 7804, MORROCCO MOLE 7654, ABSOLUTE ZERO 7586, TRANCEPORT 8411, 
DESTITUTE NOBLE 7817, REIHE 8044, CHASEK 7791, SPACEMAN SPIFF 8332, GREIVANCE 8385, 
and VERTIGO 8393.

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

RAZOR HAWK (18-7656) BEAST MASTERS (567)

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

HE HATE ME (18-7820) WASTELAND (207)
PEON NECROMANCER (18-7856) SRETSAMLEUD (572)