Date   : 06/26/2003    Duedate: 07/09/2003


DM-19    TURN-460

This Weeks Top Honors


(19-4570) [14-6-1,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEERFORTH                     VOO DOO
(19-4570) [14-6-1,96]          (19-4529) [5-0-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KANDY KANES                    SHOEFLY PIE
CARNIVAL (101)                 CARNIVAL (101)
(19-4329) [12-8-0,67]          (19-4704) [2-2-0,18]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GO TO THE DICKENS! (330)    20
2. THE SIERRAS (393)           17      THE SIERRAS (393)
3. ACT OF MALICE (272)          5      Unchartered Team
4. THE LORDS (382)              5
5. NATURE'S WRATH (395)         4      NATURE'S WRATH (395)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE SIERRAS (393)         22  13  1 62.9   1/ 1 CARNIVAL (101)            7  8 0
 2/ 3 GO TO THE DICKENS! (330) 172 132  6 56.6   2/ 2 THE SIERRAS (393)         4  1 1
 3/ 2*NATURE'S WRATH (395)       8   7  0 53.3   3/ 3 ACT OF MALICE (272)       4  2 0
 4- 4 ILL STRATEGY (354)        11  10  1 52.4   4/ 4*NATURE'S WRATH (395)      4  5 0
 5/ 5 CARNIVAL (101)           297 325 11 47.7   5/ 7 GO TO THE DICKENS! (330)  3  0 0
 6- 6 ANARCHY (342)            138 159 21 46.5   6/ 6 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)      3  5 0
 7/ 7 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)      36  45  1 44.4   7- 5 ANARCHY (342)             2  1 0
 8/ 9*THE LORDS (382)            4   5  0 44.4   8/ 0*UNKNOWNS XII (389)        1  0 0
 9/ 8 ACT OF MALICE (272)      131 182 15 41.9   9/ 9*THE LORDS (382)           1  1 0
10/ 0*UNKNOWNS XII (389)         7  12  1 36.8  10-10 ILL STRATEGY (354)        0  1 0
11-10*SEINFELD (388)             3   6  0 33.3  11- 8*SEINFELD (388)            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

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #63 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<


     With all the snow of the winter just past, the lake was higher than usual.  At
least two feet higher, Spymaster Torric guessed, looking at the water that now stood
waist high in the doorway of the old arena records building.  He hadn't liked going
in there to hunt for old records when the water was barely up to his knees.  Now...
no.  No way he was going in there; anything could be hidden by that dark water.
     "What idiot made the decision to leave the records down there, anyway?" Jorja,
manager of Sweet Magic, asked.  "It's so stupid!"
     Torric shrugged.  "Gladiators and managers don't have the copyright on stupid,"
he said mildly.  "I'm not sure if it was Arenamaster Rillion or First Citizen Makrok
who made the decision, but the other one concurred in it."
     "Sounds like maybe the both had something to hide," Garfield, manager of Arena
Felines, murmured.  "I wonder what?"
     "Don't we all," Torric responded.  That Rillion tA and Makrok should have a
secret they had succeeded in hiding offended him.  He was supposed to be able to find
things out, and so far he hadn't scratched the surface on that.
     "Are the records even THERE?" Garfield asked.  "Maybe Rillion tA just said
they're stored down here to keep you from finding out that they're gone."
     "They were here a little while ago."  Torric frowned.  "Four years?  Five?
Something like that, I think--but I know the records still existed back then,
whenever, because I consulted them to find out about the earliest teams here.  For
Sleepy, that was.  Then something came up--the invasion, I think?  Anyway, I didn't
go back.  But--"  He jumped as a crazy howl floated over the water.  "I hate coming
here so late in the day," he muttered, glancing anxiously to the west.  The sun was
slipping behind a bank of clouds.
     "If somebody's messing around in the records storage, late in the day is the
time to watch for him.  Be glad we can't see in the dark and watch after sunset!"
Jorja advised.
     "Huh.  I wish now I hadn't mentioned that Jaguar saw someone down this way."
Garfield eyed the dark water with disfavor.  "Better I should have stayed at the
guildhouse and whacked him a couple of times for wandering around where he shouldn't
     The howl came again, from far out over the lake.  A chorus, several voices
saluting the coming night.
     "Loons," Torric said uneasily.  "We always have some loons on this lake.
Horrible birds."
     "It sounds more like wolves to me," Jorja countered, "or even hounds."
     "Not on the lake!"
     "I know, but--"
     Another chorus of howls, this time accompanied by a deep-throated hunting horn.
     "It IS hounds!"  Garfield backed up a couple of steps.  "I don't like dogs."
     "And I don't like anything that can hunt on the surface of the lake," Jorja
agreed.  She backed up with him.  Spymaster Torric was already behind them and edging
farther back.  "But I'd like to know what it is."
     "It's us cats that are supposed to be curious," Garfield reminded her.
     "Yeah, but it kills you cats.  Don't want that--who'd I have to talk to?"  She
stiffened, staring out over the water intently.  With the sun sinking into the clouds
and the forest shadowing the lake anyway, it was hard to be sure, but she thought
something--bigger than any water bird--was moving out there.
     The horn blew once more, a long note with more chilling menace in it than
anything either manager had heard.  The horn call was backed by the baying of the
unnatural pack.  The twilight took the shape of a pack of tall hounds and three lean
horsemen sweeping forward across the glassy surface of the water.
     "They're headed for the old records building," Garfield noted in a steady voice.
"I don't think I want to hang around to welcome them."
     "Right."  Jorja joined his retreat.  She shivered a little in the night air.
"This calls for strong drink in a warm, crowded tavern."

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #64 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Ibizond, Korga, and in between:

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

Near Malcorn:

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

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

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 466): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 462): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 462): MANAGER TC'S of IT'S JUST WRONG (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 460): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 459): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz, 
                            acting mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 451): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 448): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 402): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 204): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 199): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 186): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 327): HAIRY TUB of MY BATHROOM (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 307): VLADIMIR TALTOS of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): none
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 466): ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 462): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 462): WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 460): WHEN EAGLES DARE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 459): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 451): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 448): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 402): KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 204): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 199): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 186): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 327): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 307): BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 352): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): INDIGO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 465): WILD BILL of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 462): IMA MAROON of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
                           GINGER BROWN of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 459): SEAR ICECAP of LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          BILLY LILLY of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
              (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
                (turn 445): DRY KEG of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): DR. NO-NOOKIE of MASTER BLASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): KAMIKAZE of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I came.  I saw.  I conquered.  Well, really I hid out while Nutt Brittle was
around and snuck my way onto the throne after he graduated.  You ARE gone, right?  So
if anyone wants to do anything about it--you know where to find me.  Right, Barrage?


                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ZUWAYZA this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, MURPHY fought CYCLONE and gained 11 
points and contributed to THE SIERRAS' 2-0-1.  LEO PANTHERA has lost to FIRE SPRITE, 
falling 5 points, while helping make DRAGON JUNKIES a 2-2-0 turn.  Defending his 
title for another turn, STEERFORTH kept CARNIVAL's warrior, KANDY KANES, from 
claiming the throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes 
their losing fighters do dishes at The Drunken Ox until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the ANARCHY stable was 
the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ZUWAYZA, what are you afraid of?  And guess 
who avoided ANARCHY stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was CARNIVAL.  Anyone 
surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was DRAGON JUNKIES' warrior LEO 
PANTHERA.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, ZUWAYZA, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in ZUWAYZA again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEERFORTH 4570              14   6  1    96       GO TO THE DICKENS! (330)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARRAGE 3339                 18  14  2    96       ACT OF MALICE (272)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TMARACK 4651                  5   0  0    80       THE SIERRAS (393)
 BLUE 4647                     7   3  0    77       THE SIERRAS (393)
 KANDY KANES 4329             12   8  0    67       CARNIVAL (101)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LURE 4535                    10   9  0    65       CARNIVAL (101)
-MYSTIC 4348                   6   8  2    61       ANARCHY (342)
 MADAME DEFARGE 4503          10  13  0    59       GO TO THE DICKENS! (330)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAWKINS 4649                  4   1  0    55       THE SIERRAS (393)
-THE BLUE NUN 4021             5   3  0    54       ILL STRATEGY (354)
 MALKIA 4571                  14   3  0    49       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOO DOO 4529                  5   0  0    45       UNKNOWNS XII (389)
 CALLISTA 4575                 9   8  0    41       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
 SIR AUSTIN RIPPER 4671        4   4  1    40       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
-COSMO 4498                    3   1  0    37       SEINFELD (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMUVAL 4598                  2   0  1    33       ANARCHY (342)
 MURPHY 4703                   3   0  1    29       THE SIERRAS (393)
-GLAIVE 4695                   3   1  0    28       ACT OF MALICE (272)
 ONETRIK FONY 4694             1   4  0    27       CARNIVAL (101)
 DOUBLE-DEALING 4379           4   2  0    26       THE LORDS (382)
-PROFESSOR BOOTY 4024          5   6  0    25       ILL STRATEGY (354)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVALANCHE 4687                4   1  0    23       NATURE'S WRATH (395)
 FIRE SPRITE 4690              2   3  0    20       NATURE'S WRATH (395)
 SHOEFLY PIE 4704              2   2  0    18       CARNIVAL (101)
-SIMPLE SIMON 4631             2   1  0    17       ANARCHY (342)
-MAYLS 4612                    1   0  0    16       ANARCHY (342)
-CERBERUS 4611                 2   2  1    11       ACT OF MALICE (272)
 WOEDICA 4706                  2   2  0    10       ACT OF MALICE (272)
-SLOW BURN 4630                2   1  0    10       ANARCHY (342)
-JIMMY JAMES 4025              1   1  1     9       ILL STRATEGY (354)
-SOUP NAZI 4499                0   1  0     9       SEINFELD (388)
 LEO PANTHERA 4693             1   1  0     8       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
-TABOO 4580                    1   0  0     3       UNKNOWNS XII (389)
-VANILLA SCOOP 4380            0   3  0     3       THE LORDS (382)
 MASKED MIME 4719              0   2  0     2       CARNIVAL (101)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CYCLONE 4691           2  3 0 NATURE'S WRATH 395    MURPHY 4703           460         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Carny -- Dude, looks like you've run most of the folks out of here.  What's up with
that?  My tourney babies are mainly set-up for the mail-in, not going to the east
coast, so I'm limited to what I can run here.  Too bad, I'm looking forward to
whoopin some major tail!  In a few months my warriors will dominate this arena.
Until then, enjoy yourself.  By the way, over this last year you have had problems
with a couple buddies of mine.  That's between you.  So far you have kept it decent
with me, so I have done the same.  You keep it cool with me and I'll keep it cool
with you. -- Barnabas

Mystic -- You had the match-up, I have the win. -- Blue

Carny -- Lure is a much better warrior than Kat Fish, and I admit maybe, just maybe,
Sir Austin Ripper at the moment is outclassed when he fights Lure, for now.  So no,
it is not over by a long shot. -- Youngblood

Steerforth -- Congrats on your duelmastership.  Oh yeah, I'm coming for ya. -- Malkia

Arena -- We want Kandy!  We want Kandy! -- Fans

     Mmmm, candy does sounds good right now.  I didn't have dessert after lunch. --

Steerforth -- Congrats on taking the DM title. -- Carny

Sir Ripper -- A bold challenge. -- Lure

Callista -- Defense!  Defense! -- Kandy Kanes

All -- Note Carnival's 25 point gain.  Is that an all time world record? -- Carny

Steerforth -- Throwing hat.  Brilliant!  Brilliant! -- Kandy

Jekyll -- Welcome!  But sadly must tell you Midnight Foundation is no more.  A good
run however, alas I had to close it. -- Carny

Glaive -- A bold challenge!  I was unbeaten. -- Shoefly

Veastian Revolt #12 -- Ah, very good. -- Carny

Cyclone -- That's it.  I'm done. -- One Trik

Slow Burn -- I am the Masked Mime.  A Dwarf you know. -- Masked Mime

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

4 June 2003
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AVALANCHE was bested by SIR AUSTIN RIPPER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
DOUBLE-DEALING bested SHOEFLY PIE in a 3 minute veteran vs. beginner Challenge duel.
WOEDICA defeated MASKED MIME in a crowd pleasing 3 minute amateur's Challenge duel.
LEO PANTHERA was defeated by FIRE SPRITE in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
STEERFORTH devastated KANDY KANES in a popular 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
BLUE bested LURE in a 2 minute match.
CALLISTA was devastated by MADAME DEFARGE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
VOO DOO won victory over ONETRIK FONY in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner duel.
MALKIA luckily beat AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 3 minute gruesome duel.
CYCLONE was assassinated by MURPHY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  13 -  0      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  37 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  15 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  16 -  3      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  22 -  0      19  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 460 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     3 -  6         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   STEERFORTH 4570            14   6  1   96 GO TO THE DICKENS! (330)
TOTAL PARRY      MALKIA 4571                14   3  0   49 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
BASHING ATTACK   CALLISTA 4575               9   8  0   41 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KANDY KANES 4329.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SHOEFLY PIE 4704.  The ten other most popular fighters were MASKED MIME 
4671, LURE 4535, MADAME DEFARGE 4503, LEO PANTHERA 4693, and FIRE SPRITE 4690.

The least popular fighter this week was CYCLONE 4691.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CALLISTA 4575, KANDY KANES 4329, AVALANCHE 4687, MURPHY 4703, MALKIA 
4571, DOUBLE-DEALING 4379, VOO DOO 4529, FIRE SPRITE 4690, LEO PANTHERA 4693, and 

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