DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/06/2003    Duedate: 08/19/2003

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-462

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CARNIVOROUS CANARY
CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
(21-1509) [16-4-2,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CARNIVOROUS CANARY             RAZOR MELODY
CARNAGE CANARIES (147)         IRONIC TAILS (484)
(21-1509) [16-4-2,126]         (21-5577) [3-3-2,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRIM                           THE VILLAIN
TORMENTORS (239)               BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
(21-3580) [12-16-1,74]         (21-5394) [13-7-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MINISTRY OF SKA (496)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREIH'S TRIBE (490)         49
2. BLACKEST PRIDE (71)         44      MEOW MIX (466)
3. NASTY MOB (456)             36      Unchartered Team
4. THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)    25
5. YAKUZA (475)                25       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)      1   0  0  100   1/15*MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     8  2 1
 2/34*GERM WARFARE (494)         1   0  0  100   2/ 6 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       8  6 2
 3/ 1*MINISTRY OF SKA (496)      8   2  1 80.0   3/14 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    8  7 1
 4/ 3*CLIENTS (462)              4   1  0 80.0   4/ 9*WAR MACHINE (489)         8  7 1
 5- 4 REAL BEER (424)           89  41  6 68.5   5/ 1 BOOK OF STINK (364)       8  7 0
 6- 5*THE JERKY BOYZ (357)       2   1  0 66.7   6/ 8 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       8  7 0
 7/ 6 MEOW MIX (466)            53  33  1 61.6   7/ 4 YAKUZA (475)              7  4 1
 8- 7*KILL AT WILL (491)         6   4  1 60.0   8/11 THE BLOODBANES (474)      7  5 0
 9/ 9 YAKUZA (475)              40  30  2 57.1   9/ 2 SWORD OPERA (323)         7  6 1
10/14 NASTY MOB (456)           48  41  3 53.9  10/13 I MAGI (133)              7  8 2
11/11 TORMENTORS (239)         230 197 12 53.9  11/17*SAUCY MONASTERY (487)     7  8 1
12/13 I MAGI (133)             310 269 20 53.5  12/18 NASTY MOB (456)           6  1 0
13/ 8*WAR MACHINE (489)          8   7  1 53.3  13-10*KILL AT WILL (491)        6  4 1
14/12 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    52  46  6 53.1  14/12*IRONIC TAILS (484)        6  8 2
15-16 STORM WARNING (472)       52  47  3 52.5  15/24*DREIH'S TRIBE (490)       6  9 0
16/17 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      308 289 33 51.6  16- 5 REAL BEER (424)           5  2 1
17/ 0 THE GUARDIANS (243)       94  90  1 51.1  17- 3 TROOPERS (271)            5  5 0
18/15 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       25  24  0 51.0  18- 7 STORM WARNING (472)       5  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      109 110  3 49.8  19/19 MEOW MIX (466)            4  2 0
20/19 FEVER PITCH (253)        132 135  4 49.4  20-20*LORD OF DARKNESS (493)    4  6 0
21/10*IRONIC TAILS (484)        14  15  3 48.3  21/21 TORMENTORS II (467)       4 10 0
22-20 TROOPERS (271)            93 105 15 47.0  22-16*MADE MEN (442)            3  2 0
23/21 TORMENTORS II (467)       59  71  4 45.4  23/22*THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)  3 12 0
24/22 BOOK OF STINK (364)       88 112  6 44.0  24/26*CLIENTS (462)             2  0 0
25-23*MATRIX OF ETERNITY (437)  10  13  1 43.5  25/32 KANO CLAN (106)           2  4 0
26/26 OUTSIDERS (468)           13  17  2 43.3  26/30 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      2  7 0
27-24*MADE MEN (442)            13  17  2 43.3  27/31 TORMENTORS (239)          2 13 0
28/25 THE BLOODBANES (474)      30  40  1 42.9  28-27*MATRIX OF ETERNITY (437)  1  0 0
29/27 SWORD OPERA (323)        359 515 13 41.1  29/35*GERM WARFARE (494)        1  0 0
30/31*SAUCY MONASTERY (487)      8  12  1 40.0  30/ 0*PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     1  0 0
31/33*DREIH'S TRIBE (490)        6   9  0 40.0  31/29 OUTSIDERS (468)           1  2 0
32-28*LORD OF DARKNESS (493)     4   6  0 40.0  32/33 FEVER PITCH (253)         1  2 0
33/29 KANO CLAN (106)          118 180  7 39.6  33/23 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       1  3 0
34/30 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      18  30  1 37.5  34/ 0 THE GUARDIANS (243)       1  4 0
35/32*THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)   6  19  0 24.0  35- 0*SUNGOD (499)              0  3 0
36/ 0*SUNGOD (499)               0   3  0  0.0  36-28*THE JERKY BOYZ (357)      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

Sunset,

Round Two of the MotS competition got off without a hitch.  Before I go any further,
JE of Trial and Error, if you wish to participate in this contest you need to
announce yourself within two turns or you will be disqualified.

No manager vs. manager match-ups this turn.

Thus far the wannabe warriors are ranked like this:
1) Stik          2-0-0  20 pts
2) Mordraith     1-1-1  17 pts
3) Papaiz        1-1-0  15 pts
4) C. Canary     1-1-0  13 pts
5) Dreihdenflagh 1-0-0  11 pts
6) Sensei Jan    2-0-0   9 pts
7) Sylvester F.  0-1-0   9 pts
8) Mr. Mojo      1-1-0   5 pts
9)** JE          0-1-0   1 pts

Is it any coincidence that the first manager to score a kill was Mordraith, a.k.a.
The Natural Born Killer?  I'm looking forward to seeing some manager on manager
competition this round.

Quicksilver

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Sickness, I'm afraid it's you.  And me, of course.  I haven't had a strategy
change since I started fighting, and I don't expect one.  I am, however, an unusually
good roll-up (yes, I know, I'd have done better as a lunger, everyone would have done
better as a lunger or so I've heard), and once I accumulated some skills, I have been
able to demonstrate that.

                                        Sara Divine

P.S.  Rippers are an underrated style.
P.P.S.  My manager asks me to assure you all that "obsessing" over Duelmasters, as in
number crunching and so on, is extremely improbable.  There's a certain amount of
irritation, and at times outright wrath, at certain people who don't write personals,
but that's about it.  Now, obsessing over the personals or lack thereof might be a
different matter.
P.P.P.S.  And don't even get me started on the concepts of "good writing" and
"continuity"!
P.P.P.P.S.  Or apostrophes!  I think it's the misuse of apostrophes to form plurals
that is most likely to lead to apoplexy.  Or would that be "apostroplexy"?

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SUNSET!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team BOOK OF STINK was unseated 
this week as MINISTRY OF SKA moved up from 15th ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-2-0 record for the round.  I have begun to suspect trickery on the part of MINISTRY 
OF SKA.  How else weeks like this one's 3-2-0?  How else the sudden move to 1st team? 
The proverbial rising comet can only hope to compare with CARNAGE CANARIES' team 
record!  A 2-3-1 week and now a firm grasp on a 3rd place ranking.  Did only my eyes 
note the 4-1-0 record which DREIH'S TRIBE managed to post this round?  I don't doubt 
that such a record will draw challengers!  CARNAL caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested ADAM AND STINK and was awarded 25 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DESTROY put down 
SANTO STINKO, causing it to lose 42 points of recognition in the process.  This time 
out STONE KILLER made his bid for the throne as he TV challenged SARA DIVINE in an 
all out contest of skill for possession of the title!  The city has turned out in 
honor of STONE KILLER, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest 
position in the city!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in SUNSET 
seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city SUNSET.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  BOOK OF STINK is feared.  This much I can say.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding BOOK OF STINK.  Indeed it was CARNAGE CANARIES.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after GRIM.  Watch your back!  CARNIVOROUS CANARY must really be harboring a grudge 
against the TORMENTORS guild!  Merciless, 28 challenged down WAR points this week to 
duel with he.  The weight of the challenge fell hard upon WAR and predictably he was 
dealt death by CARNIVOROUS CANARY.  This is how to arouse the anger of an entire 
guild!  Give KAMI credit for hers courage.  Did you note how she challenged GINA 
TAILIA despite the 27 point difference in their rankings?  Truth to tell, KAMI did 
not come out of the fight a winner, but she managed to capture much attention, 
gaining 4 in recognition.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, 
it seems that SYLVESTER F. posted a challenge against the more highly recognized 
DISCO.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand SYLVESTER F. put to death DISCO.  
Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I can not but mention with 
disdain the name of SKULL STROKER who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a 
full 15 points below in the rankings.  I thought SKULL STROKER showed great skill and 
promise when he beat SENSEI JAN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one 
reward--death.  This past week WAR, at 11-11-0, departed SUNSET forever.  I must 
report the passing of DISCO, veteran of many duels.  5-8-1 final record Hers was not 
illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  This week's duel proved deadly to WAR as 
he fell to the more renowned warrior, CARNIVOROUS CANARY.  How will TORMENTORS find 
revenge?  ONE MAN SWARM must hold silent, for this week he was humbled in the arena 
by a successful Bloodfeud won by DREIHDENFLAHG of DREIH'S TRIBE.  Hail DREIHDENFLAHG 
for thy victory!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in SUNSET.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle 
walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARNIVOROUS CANARY 1509      16   4  2   126       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SICKLE 5331                  13   8  1   115       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-BODDINGTON'S 5035            16   9  0   108       REAL BEER (424)
 POTOMACC 5489                11   4  0   108       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 CLAW 5337                    15   5  1   106       MEOW MIX (466)
 CARNAL 5388                  15  11  0   102       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DESTROY 5383                 10  10  1   101       TORMENTORS II (467)
 THE VILLAIN 5394             13   7  0    98       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 SARA DIVINE 5364             19  11  1    93       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JADE 4624                    12  11  0    90       I MAGI (133)
 STINKALOGICAL 5409           15   8  1    88       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 THE BUTCHER 5374              9   2  0    87       NASTY MOB (456)
 ADAM AND STINK 3999          23  16  1    86       BOOK OF STINK (364)
-FANCY FEAST 5306             12   3  0    86       MEOW MIX (466)
 SANTO STINKO 5400            17   7  0    83       BOOK OF STINK (364)
-THAT! 5272                    6   1  1    81       REAL BEER (424)
 BUNNY THUMPER 4007           17  17  0    80       THE GUARDIANS (243)
-MONSOON 5407                 12   8  1    80       STORM WARNING (472)
-TSUNAMI 5470                 10   2  0    75       STORM WARNING (472)
-HURRICANE 5404                9  11  1    75       STORM WARNING (472)
 GRIM 3580                    12  16  1    74       TORMENTORS (239)
 BAUMGARTEN 4670              10   9  1    74       I MAGI (133)
 GINA TAILIA 4817              7   3  0    71       FEVER PITCH (253)
-BASS 5262                     6   0  1    71       REAL BEER (424)
-GALE FORCE 5418               9   9  0    68       STORM WARNING (472)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE ANGEL 5325                6   3  2    59       OUTSIDERS (468)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAISHO 5485                  12   3  1    56       YAKUZA (475)
 GLIMMOR 5503                  9   5  0    56       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 STINKACOST 5408              11  12  3    55       BOOK OF STINK (364)
-PRIME SLIME 5522              4   2  0    54       TROOPERS (271)
 I ATE A PUTY TAT 1512        10   9  0    51       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 KITTY CHOWDER 5466            9   7  1    51       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 MAINE COON CAT 5358           6   8  0    51       MEOW MIX (466)
 BELL BOTTOMS 5493             7   6  0    50       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
-UGLY FOG 5414                10   9  0    49       STORM WARNING (472)
 ORIGINAL STINK 4244           7  23  0    48       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 RUDI JAMOS 5428              10   9  0    46       SWORD OPERA (323)
 RAZOR MELODY 5577             3   3  2    45       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 SONJA BLOODBANE 5474         10   5  0    43       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 KAMI 5521                     9   3  0    43       YAKUZA (475)
-DRUNK MOOSE 5451              6   4  1    42       TROOPERS (271)
-BRAND 5322                    5   7  0    42       OUTSIDERS (468)
 NO-FEAR 5507                  4   4  0    39       TORMENTORS II (467)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOODLUM 5533                  4   2  0    33       TROOPERS (271)
 STIK 5641                     3   0  0    33       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 SYLVESTER F. 5620             1   1  1    33       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-CHEMICAL WEDDING 4904         5   2  0    32       MATRIX OF ETERNITY (437)
 SKULL STROKER 5590            3   2  0    32       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHILDHOOD'S END 4911          5   0  0    31       THE GUARDIANS (243)
 SIMON BLOODBANE 5490          6   7  1    30       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 BEORN 5044                    3   4  0    30       I MAGI (133)
 SPACE INVADERS 5494           3  10  0    29       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 AMR 5269                      4   1  0    28       CLIENTS (462)
-SUIGENERIS 5545               3   1  0    28       TROOPERS (271)
-SKULL SPLITTER 5047           4   2  0    27       MADE MEN (442)
 PAPAIZ 5615                   2   1  0    27       WAR MACHINE (489)
 TVEDEN 4961                   5   4  0    26       I MAGI (133)
-STELLA ARTOIS 5560            3   1  0    25       REAL BEER (424)
 HELL CAT 5613                 2   1  1    25       WAR MACHINE (489)
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566             4   3  1    24       SWORD OPERA (323)
-SHARKY 5021                   3   3  0    24       MADE MEN (442)
 DREIHDENFLAHG 5679            2   0  0    24       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUCY 4523                     2   0  0    23       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 SKASMONAUT 5683               2   0  0    23       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 TAO SIN 5602                  3   1  0    22       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 SOLOMON BLOODBANE 5475        4   7  0    21       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 RIANNA 5674                   1   1  0    21       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 BONSAI 5677                   1   0  0    21       YAKUZA (475)
-TERRE HAUTE 4522              5   3  0    20       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
-LITTLE FUJIKO 5630            2   0  0    18       KILL AT WILL (491)
 BRICK 5622                    1   2  0    18       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
-MOMORO WA 5514                5   1  0    17       KANO CLAN (106)
-MORDRAITH 5631                1   1  1    17       KILL AT WILL (491)
 AMOEBA BAKER 5663             1   0  0    17       GERM WARFARE (494)
-KURUWA 5531                   4   4  0    16       YAKUZA (475)
-METARU YONA 5350              4   2  0    15       KANO CLAN (106)
-ONE EYE 5020                  3   3  1    15       MADE MEN (442)
-ICEPICK 5564                  3   2  1    15       MADE MEN (442)
 SKAZZ 5681                    2   0  1    15       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-SMILE LIKE DOG 5628           2   0  0    15       KILL AT WILL (491)
 QIN SHI 5598                  1   3  0    15       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 GLASS JOE 5579                4   2  0    14       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 MIRANDA GRACE 5552            3   5  0    14       SWORD OPERA (323)
-MINAMI KAZE 5164              3   3  0    14       KANO CLAN (106)
-FREEZING INSIDE 4921          2   1  0    14       MATRIX OF ETERNITY (437)
 TANK 5541                     2   2  0    14       TORMENTORS II (467)
 VICTORY 5540                  0   4  0    14       TORMENTORS (239)
 ONE MAN SWARM 5575            3   3  1    13       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 GENERAL TSO 5680              2   0  1    13       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 SPIDER 5625                   2   1  0    13       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
 BONE COLLECTOR 5715           1   0  0    13       TORMENTORS (239)
-HOEGARDEN 5554                1   3  0    13       REAL BEER (424)
-BORACON 5215                  1   0  0    13       CATS (425)
 TYRELA 5589                   3   2  0    11       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 ROCKET SCIENTIST 5658         1   1  0    11       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
-PORK RIND 5480                3   1  0    10       FEVER PITCH (253)
 ZERO COOL 5685                2   0  0    10       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 SYRANO BLOODBANE 5720         1   0  0    10       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 LEOPARD 5614                  1   2  0    10       WAR MACHINE (489)
-SWEET ROSICRUCIAN 4908        2   2  1     9       MATRIX OF ETERNITY (437)
 SONG LI 5718                  1   0  0     9       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
-COUGAR 5188                   1   2  0     9       CATS (425)
 MUSHIKU BO 5713               1   0  0     9       KANO CLAN (106)
 PINEAPPLE HEAD 5644           2   1  0     7       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 SENSEI JAN 5619               2   1  0     7       YAKUZA (475)
 SHERMAN 5612                  2   1  0     7       WAR MACHINE (489)
 SI-SHREE 5587                 1   4  0     7       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 TICKER 5639                   1   2  0     7       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 WITCH 5580                    0   3  0     7       TORMENTORS (239)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUMA 5207                     0   1  0     7       CATS (425)
 MOOK IN TRAINING 5601         1   3  0     6       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
-BURIED STANDING 4906          1   3  0     6       MATRIX OF ETERNITY (437)
 YOUNG BLOOD 5723              1   0  0     6       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
 MATSUDA KAO 5712              1   0  0     6       KANO CLAN (106)
 PANTHER 5611                  1   2  0     5       WAR MACHINE (489)
-MR. MOJO 5654                 1   1  0     5       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
-LYNX 5187                     0   1  0     5       CATS (425)
-ROTHGAR 5653                  1   1  0     4       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
 PERSIANA JONES 5682           1   1  0     4       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-ALONE IN THE DARK 5655        1   1  0     4       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
 KITTEN FRICASEE 5673          1   1  0     4       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 NEVER 5633                    1   1  0     4       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
-GRAVITY THIEF 5627            1   1  0     4       KILL AT WILL (491)
 SPACE SKADET 5684             1   1  0     4       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-TWINE 4524                    1   1  0     4       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 ALEXIS 5705                   1   0  0     4       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
-QUAM MASTER 5652              1   1  0     4       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
-THE OBLONG BOX 4907           0   4  0     4       MATRIX OF ETERNITY (437)
 OX 5624                       0   3  0     3       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
 IHURTU 5581                   0   3  0     3       TORMENTORS II (467)
-HARDSHIP 5656                 0   2  0     2       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
 JE 5634                       0   2  0     2       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 MR. TWISTER 5716              0   1  0     1       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 SLY 5714                      0   1  0     1       TORMENTORS II (467)
-ROCK SOLID 5707               0   1  0     1       SUNGOD (499)
-OWNAGE 5709                   0   1  0     1       SUNGOD (499)
 VEIL DANCER 5719              0   1  0     1       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-WOODSMEN 5686                 0   1  0     1       TROOPERS (271)
 JOLT 5717                     0   1  0     1       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 NO WAY 5678                   0   1  0     1       NASTY MOB (456)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SINN BLOODBANE 5642    1  1 0 THE BLOODBANES 474    MORDRAITH 5631        461         
C. CANARY 5635         1  2 0 CARNAGE CANARIES 147  LUGO BELOSKI 5566     462         
SERIAL CAT KILLE 5465  4 10 0 CARNAGE CANARIES 147  BAUMGARTEN 4670       460         
LIQUID STEEL 5623      0  1 0 DREIH'S TRIBE 490     ONE MAN SWARM 5575    460 JUST REV
CHERRY 2000 5688       0  1 0 THE GUARDIANS 243     SPYMASTER 409         462 NONE    
FURRY HANDCUFFS 5592   0  1 0 THE GUARDIANS 243     STONE GOLEM 413       462 NONE    
THE CHERRY 5363        0  1 0 THE GUARDIANS 243     BLACK ORC 407         462 NONE    
SHEELA 5706            0  1 0 THE HARLOTS OF HE 485 GENERAL TSO 5680      462         
TRISTA 5610            0  3 0 THE HARLOTS OF HE 485 SKAZZ 5681            461         
MARINI 4973            2  6 1 I MAGI 133            WURM KIN 414          462 NONE    
TERROR DELIGHT 5576    1  2 0 IRONIC TAILS 484      EQUALIZER 5450        459 REVENGED
MR. TWISTER 5643       0  1 0 IRONIC TAILS 484      HELL CAT 5613         460         
FRANK RIZZO!!! 3917    2  1 0 THE JERKY BOYZ 357    TAISHO 5485           460         
MUSUBU SANO 5165       1  1 0 KANO CLAN 106         RAZOR MELODY 5577     458 NOT REVE
PERSIAN FUR 5332       4  1 0 MEOW MIX 466          STINKACOST 5408       458 REVENGED
DISCO 5491             5  8 1 THAT 70'S TEAM 476    SYLVESTER F. 5620     462         
SNL 5492               3  6 0 THAT 70'S TEAM 476    BASS 5262             458 NOT REVE
WAR 5369              11 11 0 TORMENTORS 239        CARNIVOROUS CANA 1509 462         
NIGHTMARE 5370        13  8 0 TORMENTORS 239        SICKLE 5331           461         
EQUALIZER 5450         4  5 1 TROOPERS 271          RAZOR MELODY 5577     460         
SHIKKEN 5520           7  3 0 YAKUZA 475            THAT! 5272            460         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mordraith -- Agreed. -- Quicksilver

Potatoemac -- I don't recall bragging about being DM.  Mainly because I forgot to
submit a DM column.  Anyway, losing to Sara Divine is not something to be ashamed of.
But being able to fight in the Adepts tournament as an immortal and failing to TV
is.... -- The Sickness
P.S.  Did go 6-3, winning my first 5 before running into some really good strikers
and finally getting eliminated by one of those.  But when you don't learn any decise
those of my style have trouble in Adepts tournaments.  Look for me in Freshman this
Winter or maybe next Summer, I should be quite dangerous then.

Sly -- I await thy bloodfeud. -- Sickle

Stik -- True, I was wise enough to wait until after the tournament to enter the MotS.
Gave me a much better chance in rookies than going into Novices with 1 FE. --
Sylvester F.

Gina Tailia -- A win over your stable is a rare thing.  I hope that you fighting
means Alfredo is going to stick around here awhile longer? -- The Villian

All -- Dang.  The way everyone supported me for hunting down and murdering Rizzo was
really touching.  I was getting tired of his loud mouth too. -- Taisho

The Jerky Boyz -- We're dead meat?  LOL!  That is funny.  You don't have anyone else
we can see, so what are you going to do?  Still talk smack even though you don't have
a team here? -- Sensei Jan and Yakuza

That! -- You're one tough cookie.  And well padded with tourney fights, methinks. --
Taisho

Ministry of Ska -- Impressive debut, welcome to the Jewel of the Delarquan
Federation!  Our numbers grow each cycle, it seems.  Welcome and welcome back also to
our other new stables, stop by the Broken Bone for a tall cool one post-fights, first
round's on us!! -- Stik, Grim Fandango and The Bloodbanes
P.S.  Don't forget about the MOTS (Manager on the Sands) competition just started,
it's not too late to enter your own manager persona!

C. Canary -- What'd I tell you about Serial Cat??  A slasher like that will only
leave you with a bad record and a lot of "what if's."  But I do thank you for the
wins he provided us!! -- Stik

Prime Slime -- That was sooooo satisfying.... -- Carnal, lighting one up

Bell Bottoms -- You're just my whipping boy these days, it seems.  A good stand-in
until Brand comes out from under his rock, anyway. -- Glimmor

Santo Stinko -- You've improved, nicely done! -- Potomacc

Mr. Mojo -- You failed your fist test with the locals...nothing personal, just doing
some scouting.  All my puds still hanging around in the initiates make good ones. --
Stik

Mordraith -- Nice kill on pud #3 on my "B" team!  But now I get to bloodfeud and
crush your MOTS hopes like a child's plaything (I hope, anyway).  And wonder of
wonders, the replacement was actually...GOOD!!  Be seein' you around! -- Stik and The
Bloodbanes
P.S.  If big talk=deep hole in dirt, then your team better start diggin' if last
turn's personals were an indication!

Maine Coon Cat -- Spank you very much, little kitty! -- Sonja Bloodbane

Lord Protector Stone Killer -- At last you're gone, oh silent one!  Congrats and do
Sunset proud in ADM!! -- Grim Fandango and The Bloodbanes

L.O.D. -- Ha ha!  You D.C. me and still lose.  Send the pud again. -- C. Canary

Destroy -- You have been re-destroyed.  Now stay destroyed or be destroyed again. --
C. Canary

Stinkalogical -- Well, that stunk!  Good fight though. -- C. Canary

Congrats to The Sickness and Stone Killer for graduating. -- C. Canary

Sylvester -- Are you going to put up the MOTS stats? -- C. Canary

Potomaccandcheese -- Challenging the patron saint of stink will only get you in a
world of sh--  Well, you nose. -- Santo Stinko

Sara Divine -- How bout a shot for old smells' sake? -- Santo Stinko

Beorn -- You should be DAed. -- Original Stink

Stik -- I was hoping Stinkacost would get killed in a Bloodfeud so I could jump in on
this contest, but it didn't happen.  I guess I'll have to kill a more bloodthirsty
manager's warrior. -- Klep

All -- Sorry, but Makita Ebi just had to go.  With 9(+2)-10(+1)-8-13(+2)-21-19(+2)-
13(+2), just couldn't make the grand experiment as a Striker work out.  So, let that
be a lesson to the rest of you, to never make a Striker out of those numbers.  Heck, 
never make Strikers anyway, if you can help it!  I hate Strikers! -- Manager, Kano
Clan

Having trouble getting a decent set of numbers out of RSI lately.  Just seem to be
getting more and more picky in my old age.  Got another couple of marginal warriors
to go with, but will give them a shot on the sands.  I love having an experimental
arena such as this! -- Manager, Kano Clan

Quam Master -- Close fight.  Cool fight.  First things I learned tonight. --
Pineapple Head

Tao Sin -- No!  Say Joe! -- Glass Joe (cc: Mr. Twister)

Kami -- Why do I get stuck in veteran vs. beginner matches?  Do you know Rizzo? --
Razor Melody

Hell Cat -- Not the right matchup.  Are you afraid of ghosts? -- One Man Swarm

Stik -- Thanks again for the "compliment."  Unfortunately, the one doing most of the
killing is the one that I run with a low intentional KD. -- Mr. Twister

A Favor -- One Man Swarm

Miranda Grace -- What can I say?  I was on edge that day.  Sorry about your jaw. --
Tyrela

All -- Alas, poor Trista is no more.  A shame none of you studs got to receive her
rose. -- Sluggo Harlots mgr.

Skazz -- I've got my eye on you.  Vengeance shall come, my friend...vengeance shall
come.

All -- a 4-16 record?!?  I thought this was supposed to be cool.  I feel like the
Detroit Lions...ugh!!  Can I get some tips, anyone? -- Sluggo

Jade -- I got all involved in other questions in my Duelmaster's column and didn't

get around to addressing you as my worthy opponent.  And you are a worthy opponent.
But there is a reason why fighters wear armor, you know. -- Sara Divine
P.S.  I'd thank the gods for my desperation strategy, if I had one....

Tveden -- With a name like yours, you should be a Demon of Darkness.  And the way you
soak up the skills is certainly demonic! -- Rudi Jamos

Qin Shi -- I thank you for that challenge.  I needed it. -- Lugo Beloski
P.S.  You any relation to Hoi Sin?
P.P.S.  And, of course, those old standbys Teri Yaki and Woo Star.

Stik -- My, my, so tall and handsome! -- Miranda Grace

Listen, you guys, what's the big deal about "employee warriors"?  Yes, I work for
RSI.  Because of this, I run everything, with minimal strategy changes, seldom
challenging or avoiding.  But nobody said I had to make my team into a running joke;
I do the best that I know how to with every roll-up.  I have been enjoined not to
seek the death of my opponents, but that doesn't mean I have to run my warriors to
lose.  I have some of the most consistent and successful personals-writing-warriors
in the game, and I'm proud of them. -- the player behind Sword Opera
P.S.  Sorry, Stik, but that's been a hot button this summer.  A manager lost to one
of my warriors (in some other arena, I forget which now), and complained, because I
wasn't supposed to be "competitive."  Sheesh.  Even standbys get to win sometimes!
P.P.S.  Or maybe it's a hot button because it's been a hot summer.  Even my glass of
iced tea is hot.

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

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

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MARINI was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CHERRY 2000 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
FURRY HANDCUFFS was easily killed by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
THE CHERRY was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
KITTY CHOWDER was devastated by BAUMGARTEN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
STONE KILLER overpowered SARA DIVINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
POTOMACC unbelievably bested THE VILLAIN in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
CARNIVOROUS CANARY butchered WAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title competition.
CLAW overcame JADE in a action packed 1 minute expert's Challenge melee.
CARNAL vanquished ADAM AND STINK in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GLIMMOR was savagely defeated by GRIM in a action packed 2 minute Challenge match.
MAINE COON CAT defeated SONJA BLOODBANE in a exciting 3 minute Challenge match.
STINKACOST viciously subdued NO-FEAR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge conflict.
I ATE A PUTY TAT subdued ORIGINAL STINK in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge brawl.
KAMI was viciously subdued by GINA TAILIA in a popular 4 minute Challenge conflict.
RAZOR MELODY overpowered TAO SIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
SKULL STROKER overpowered SENSEI JAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SYLVESTER F. executed DISCO in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge match.
DREIHDENFLAHG overpowered ONE MAN SWARM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
MOOK IN TRAINING was bested by ZERO COOL in a 2 minute novice's Challenge bout.
STIK vanquished SPACE INVADERS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
JE was overcome by MIRANDA GRACE in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
LEOPARD overcame NEVER in a 2 minute novice's Challenge contest.
TICKER was demolished by PAPAIZ in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
C. CANARY was slaughtered by LUGO BELOSKI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SICKLE overpowered STINKALOGICAL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SANTO STINKO lost to DESTROY in a action packed 1 minute gory expert's bout.
THE BUTCHER handily defeated BUNNY THUMPER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
RUDI JAMOS won victory over HELL CAT in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice bout.
TAISHO overcame SIMON BLOODBANE in a 4 minute fight.
BELL BOTTOMS overpowered SOLOMON BLOODBANE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
THE ANGEL overpowered TVEDEN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CHILDHOOD'S END savagely defeated GLASS JOE in a 4 minute brutal fray.
BEORN viciously subdued TANK in a 2 minute gory duel.
AMR devastated SI-SHREE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
VICTORY was bested by ROCKET SCIENTIST in a 4 minute bout.
SHERMAN was handily defeated by BONSAI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
QIN SHI demolished WITCH in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided conflict.
TYRELA was savagely defeated by BONE COLLECTOR in a 2 minute gory beginner's bout.
BRICK handily defeated KITTEN FRICASEE in a 2 minute mismatched match.
OX lost to MATSUDA KAO in a exciting 4 minute novice's match.
SPIDER vanquished JOLT in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
IHURTU was savagely defeated by SONG LI in a 2 minute beginner's conflict.
PINEAPPLE HEAD was devastated by RIANNA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PANTHER was overcome by SYRANO BLOODBANE in a 1 minute novice's conflict.
SPACE SKADET was beaten by MUSHIKU BO in a 2 minute novice's fight.
GENERAL TSO slew SHEELA in a 2 minute novice's duel.
SKAZZ savagely defeated VEIL DANCER in a 2 minute bloody novice's fray.
PERSIANA JONES was vanquished by AMOEBA BAKER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SKASMONAUT handily defeated NO WAY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ALEXIS subdued MR. TWISTER in a crowd pleasing 6 minute novice's fight.
SLY was bested by YOUNG BLOOD in a 3 minute novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  24         WALL OF STEEL     58 -  39 -  2      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 18         LUNGING ATTACK   106 - 101 -  8      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  30 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                      11         SLASHING ATTACK   44 -  45 -  2      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         STRIKING ATTACK   54 -  57 -  5      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     25 -  31 -  1      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  14 -  1      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  18 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         AIMED BLOW        20 -  41 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  37 -  2      33  |

Turn 462 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:

WALL OF STEEL      7 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  6         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  9     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     AIMED BLOW         4 -  7         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  9     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  7         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CARNIVOROUS CANARY 1509    16   4  2  126 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
WALL OF STEEL    POTOMACC 5489              11   4  0  108 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
LUNGING ATTACK   CLAW 5337                  15   5  1  106 MEOW MIX (466)
SLASHING ATTACK  CARNAL 5388                15  11  0  102 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SARA DIVINE 5364           19  11  1   93 SWORD OPERA (323)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ADAM AND STINK 3999        23  16  1   86 BOOK OF STINK (364)
PARRY-STRIKE     GINA TAILIA 4817            7   3  0   71 FEVER PITCH (253)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GRIM 3580.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
THE VILLAIN 5394.  The ten other most popular fighters were GINA TAILIA 4817, GRIM 
3580, OX 5624, MAINE COON CAT 5358, STINKACOST 5408, SONG LI 5718, MR. TWISTER 5716, 
DESTROY 5383, SIMON BLOODBANE 5490, and CHILDHOOD'S END 4911.

The least popular fighter this week was ALEXIS 5705.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROCKET SCIENTIST 5658, NO WAY 5678, PERSIANA JONES 5682, SPACE SKADET 
5684, PINEAPPLE HEAD 5644, IHURTU 5581, JOLT 5717, MATSUDA KAO 5712, TYRELA 5589, and 
SHERMAN 5612.

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

CARNIVOROUS CANARY (21-1509) CARNAGE CANARIES (147)

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

STONE KILLER (21-5245) NASTY MOB (456)