DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/17/2003    Duedate: 09/30/2003

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-465

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STINKALOGICAL
BOOK OF STINK (364)
(21-5409) [17-9-1,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POTOMACC                       RAZOR MELODY
GRIM FANDANGO (454)            IRONIC TAILS (484)
(21-5489) [14-4-0,127]         (21-5577) [5-4-2,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JADE                           JADE
I MAGI (133)                   I MAGI (133)
(21-4624) [13-12-0,101]        (21-4624) [13-12-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

YAKUZA (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWORD OPERA (323)           30
2. OUTSIDERS (468)             25      REAL BEER (424)
3. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         25      Unchartered Team
4. BOOK OF STINK (364)         24
5. YAKUZA (475)                23      PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*GERM WARFARE (494)         3   0  0  100   1/ 2 YAKUZA (475)              9  3 0
 2/ 4*PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)      3   1  0 75.0   2/ 1*DREIH'S TRIBE (490)       8  7 0
 3/ 3 REAL BEER (424)           93  46  6 66.9   3/ 6 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    7  8 1
 4/ 5 MEOW MIX (466)            55  35  1 61.1   4/ 4 SWORD OPERA (323)         7  8 0
 5/ 7 YAKUZA (475)              49  33  2 59.8   5/ 8 BOOK OF STINK (364)       7  8 0
 6/ 0 SONS OF SATAN (20)       232 180 32 56.3   6/18 STORM WARNING (472)       7  8 0
 7/ 8*KILL AT WILL (491)        10   8  3 55.6   7/ 9 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       6  8 0
 8/18*SPORTS (497)               5   4  0 55.6   8/ 7*THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)  6  9 2
 9/ 6*MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     13  11  3 54.2   9/14*IRONIC TAILS (484)        6  9 1
10/ 9 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       85  72  5 54.1  10/11 KANO CLAN (106)           5  1 0
11/12 I MAGI (133)             313 276 20 53.1  11/22*SPORTS (497)              5  4 0
12/13 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    59  54  7 52.2  12/12 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       5  5 0
13/15 STORM WARNING (472)       59  55  3 51.8  13/ 5*MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     5  9 2
14/14 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      313 294 33 51.6  14- 3*SAUCY MONASTERY (487)     4  1 1
15-16 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       28  27  0 50.9  15/27*KILL AT WILL (491)        4  4 2
16-17 THE GUARDIANS (243)       98  96  1 50.5  16-17 TROOPERS (271)            4  5 1
17/20 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      115 118  3 49.4  17/19 THE BLOODBANES (474)      4  5 0
18-21*SAUCY MONASTERY (487)     12  13  2 48.0  18/21 REAL BEER (424)           4  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/28 OUTSIDERS (468)           15  17  3 46.9  19-15 THE GUARDIANS (243)       4  6 0
20-24 TROOPERS (271)            97 110 16 46.9  20/10*WAR MACHINE (489)         4  7 0
21/23*DREIH'S TRIBE (490)       14  16  0 46.7  21/ 0 SONS OF SATAN (20)        3  2 0
22/22*WAR MACHINE (489)         12  14  1 46.2  22-23 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       3  3 0
23/25*IRONIC TAILS (484)        20  24  4 45.5  23/13 I MAGI (133)              3  7 0
24-26*LORD OF DARKNESS (493)     5   6  0 45.5  24/24 OUTSIDERS (468)           2  0 1
25/29 BOOK OF STINK (364)       95 120  6 44.2  25-20*GERM WARFARE (494)        2  0 0
26/30 THE BLOODBANES (474)      34  45  1 43.0  26/26*PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     2  1 0
27/31 SWORD OPERA (323)        366 523 13 41.2  27/16 MEOW MIX (466)            2  2 0
28/32 KANO CLAN (106)          123 181  7 40.5  28-31*LORD OF DARKNESS (493)    1  0 0
29-33 NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)   25  41  8 37.9  29-32 NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)   1  1 0
30/34 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      19  33  1 36.5  30/34 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      1  3 0
31/35*THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)  12  28  2 30.0  31/35 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       0  5 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Well met once again, Sunset!  Quicksilver here with a rundown on the MOTS
(Manager on the Sands) competition taking place here in the Jewel of the Delarquan
federation!
     Looks like Papaiz lost his lead with a loss from a challenger but remains in hot
pursuit, while Dreihdenflahg continues to ride his bloodfeud opportunity to an
undefeated record.  JE takes a hit on a Yakuza challenge, while Sylvester F. takes
out a veteran scum and takes the lead, showing some good endurance, wonder what style
he is....
     Mordraith gets put in his place by his bloodfeuders, but methinks one loss is
all the medicine he'll have to take from that one, lucky him.  Sensei Jan and the Mr.
twins, that is Mojo and Twister, along with Young Blood, also all scored wins, while
Stik sat out and Sly was disqualified for not declaring his intentions in the
personals.  Is it that tough?  Apparently so....
     Rumor has it we may see a late entry this turn as well!  Anyway, here are the
standings:

     1) Sylvester F./Frothingsloshers     2-1-1  47pts
     2) Papaiz/Indy                       3-2-0  37pts
     3) Dreihdenflahg/V.C.                4-0-0  34pts
     4) Mr. Twister/Indy                  2-1-0  23pts
     5) Sensei Jan/V.C.                   4-1-0  22pts
     6) Mr. Mojo/Indy                     2-1-0  22pts
     7) JE/Indy                           1-3-0  17pts
     8) Mordraith/Indy                    1-2-1  15pts
     9) Stik/Indy                         3-1-0  12pts
     10) Young Blood/The Firm             2-1-0  10pts

     Chew on that for a while, I need a beer....SERVING WENCH!!!
           Quicksilver

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Sunset,

All hail Biff!  You once again have a champion to be proud of.  No more second rate
Fandango puds polluting this throne.  I am going to challenge Potomacc and see if his
plate and shield can stand up to me.  It is doubtful, but stranger things have
happened (i.e.: Storm Warning having a 12-2 warrior).

Speaking of the bottom feeders over at Storm Warning stable, does the manager of that
sorry team not have the intelligence to use the dark arena to rid himself of a 10-11
scum?  Not surprising considering some of the "power" styles that he hangs onto.

I would love to be able to challenge and kill some Yakuza scum, but they are
absolutely unable to get out of the adepts class.  Big shocker there considering the
poor management that team has.

The bugs over at Book of Stink just like to hover around the champions class without
ever winning the throne.  Probably because they suck and know they could never take
it.

Since we're talking about things that suck, naturally the next thing that pops to
mind in the teams of I Magi and Dreih's Tribe.  I Magi used to be a good team when
they had a manager but now they got Street Legal....  At least Dreihdenflagh has the
courage to participate in the MotS contest....  Wonder why Guardian hasn't put this
contest away yet?

While I'm on the subject of the MotS contest, Quicksilver, you misrepresented my
boss's record.  You left off the kill he has, you worthless tequila worm.

What's with Papaiz?  I hear through the grapevine that he has already dropped out of
this contest?!  What a wuss.  I remember a few years back when this rocket scientist
had the Lyratilan Rumble won, but then decided to DA his entire team and drop out on
the last turn.  But Papaiz does ride the short wagon to the arena....

I heard the other day that Real Beer came up with That!'s name when Crip was standing
at a urinal?  Go figure.

Did I miss it when I dosed off or did Sword Opera not spout off this turn that they
don't avoid or challenge, but they might?  Yawn.  Can you imagine how tough that team
would be if they were actively managed?  Almost as tough as strawberry shortcake I'd
imagine.

Did I really see some nobody calling himself Sluggo post an ad last turn that this
arena is too tough for him and he may leave.  Don't may leave, get out!  Sunset
hasn't the stomach for cowards like you.  (All right we do make exceptions for a few
teams, but yours isn't one of them.)

Until next time (unless of course, I lose and die)....
Claw,
Frothingslosh Syndicate

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to DREIH'S TRIBE, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the YAKUZA 
stable.  Take a look at STORM WARNING's act, as they have a 3-2-0 week and gain 12 
places in the team ranking.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, 
I admit it's corny) is SPORTS, who swept up 11 places in the ranks.  Take a look at 
KILL AT WILL's act, as they have a 2-2-1 week and gain 12 places in the team ranking. 
A seasoned team is steady in the lists.  But to MEOW MIX, which fell to 27th, it's 
what you soak in before going to the Dark Arena.  YAKUZA is no joke as it posted a 
3-1-0 week advancing from 2nd place to 1st place.  Hey everybody, watch out for THE 
ANGEL, who flew up 25 points in the rankings after mashing STINKACOST like a melon.  
Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the 
sands.  BAUMGARTEN was defeated by HURRICANE and drops 15 points.  Drawing on all of 
its experience as a 16-9-1 warrior, STINKALOGICAL went for the Duelmastership against 
CLAW this week.  It's a proud day for the BOOK OF STINK stable, as their warrior, 
STINKALOGICAL, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  An apple a day keeps the doctor 
away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid BLACKEST PRIDE, please raise you 
hand.  Wow.  Does SUNSET really have that many liars?  For those of you who like 
math, try this one:  BLACKEST PRIDE + Weapons That go Boom = REAL BEER + Avoid City.  
And who is this POTOMACC you ask, with 127 points and a 14-4-0 record.  Ooh, the 
tales I could tell!  POTOMACC of GRIM FANDANGO had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 13 points in a TV challenge which he won.  I thought POTOMACC showed 
great skill and promise when he subdued JADE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Big deal, so SICKLE got mashed in the Dark Arena.  With 
his face he was more at home with the trolls than with us. (Waka waka).  TYRELA 
defied all odds and slew SHEWISH GIANT in the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased 
were the buzzards, as SHEWISH GIANT's meat is notoriously tough.  For those of you 
who missed it, Death showed up, grabbed STINKACOST by the ear and took it away to a 
place where it won't need a coat.  Yes, and another newbie bites the dust as 
SKASMONAUT goes down under the sword of GRAVITY THIEF.  Thanks to this, GRAVITY THIEF 
now has 33 recognition points.  Congrats to MORDRAITH for revenging the death of its 
teammate (but more importantly, feeding SI-SHREE a bit of dirt).  Knowing when to use 
the right tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to 
Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the SUNSET giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been real, 
and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STINKALOGICAL 5409           17   9  1   117       BOOK OF STINK (364)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POTOMACC 5489                14   4  0   127       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 VIVAMORT 747                 20  18  2   121       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 THE VILLAIN 5394             15   7  0   116       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-BODDINGTON'S 5035            16   9  0   108       REAL BEER (424)
 MONSOON 5407                 14   9  1   105       STORM WARNING (472)
 CARNAL 5388                  17  12  0   104       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 JADE 4624                    13  12  0   101       I MAGI (133)
-VEG-O-MATIC 5650             19  12  1    98       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 SARA DIVINE 5364             20  13  1    93       SWORD OPERA (323)
 HURRICANE 5404               11  12  1    93       STORM WARNING (472)
 TSUNAMI 5470                 12   3  0    92       STORM WARNING (472)
 ADAM AND STINK 3999          24  18  1    91       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 CLAW 5337                    16   6  1    91       MEOW MIX (466)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANTO STINKO 5400            19   8  0    89       BOOK OF STINK (364)
-FANCY FEAST 5306             12   3  0    86       MEOW MIX (466)
 THE ANGEL 5325                8   3  3    86       OUTSIDERS (468)
 MALLIA 748                   18  20  1    85       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-BUNNY THUMPER 4007           18  18  0    85       THE GUARDIANS (243)
-WILD THING 5649              16  15  1    80       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 BAUMGARTEN 4670              11  11  1    80       I MAGI (133)
 GALE FORCE 5418               9  12  0    76       STORM WARNING (472)
 THAT! 5272                    7   3  1    73       REAL BEER (424)
-BASS 5262                     6   0  1    71       REAL BEER (424)
 RUDI JAMOS 5428              13   9  0    68       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAISHO 5485                  14   4  1    66       YAKUZA (475)
-COMPACTOR 5647                7   7  2    61       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
-PRIME SLIME 5522              5   3  0    61       TROOPERS (271)
 KITTY CHOWDER 5466           12   7  1    60       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GLIMMOR 5503                 10   6  0    58       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UGLY FOG 5414                11  11  0    56       STORM WARNING (472)
-SUIGENERIS 5545               5   1  1    56       TROOPERS (271)
 RONALD REAGAN 1588            7   3  0    55       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-SONJA BLOODBANE 5474         11   5  0    54       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 ORIGINAL STINK 4244           8  25  0    53       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 I ATE A PUTY TAT 1512        11  11  0    52       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 KAMI 5521                    11   4  0    48       YAKUZA (475)
 MAINE COON CAT 5358           7   9  0    48       MEOW MIX (466)
 SIMON BLOODBANE 5490          8   8  1    46       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 BELL BOTTOMS 5493             8   8  0    46       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
-TVEDEN 4961                   6   4  0    45       I MAGI (133)
 BONSAI 5677                   4   0  0    45       YAKUZA (475)
 RAZOR MELODY 5577             5   4  2    42       IRONIC TAILS (484)
-BRAND 5322                    5   7  0    42       OUTSIDERS (468)
 CHARON 1565                   5   5  2    41       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-DRUNK MOOSE 5451              6   6  1    40       TROOPERS (271)
 PAPAIZ 5615                   3   3  0    36       WAR MACHINE (489)
 SKULL STROKER 5590            4   3  0    35       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-AMOEBA BAKER 5663             3   0  0    35       GERM WARFARE (494)
 BRICK 5622                    3   3  0    34       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
 SYLVESTER F. 5620             2   2  1    34       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TERRE HAUTE 4522              7   3  0    33       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 TYRELA 5589                   4   4  1    33       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
-TAO SIN 5602                  4   1  1    33       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 GRAVITY THIEF 5627            3   1  2    33       KILL AT WILL (491)
-CHILDHOOD'S END 4911          6   1  0    32       THE GUARDIANS (243)
 STELLA ARTOIS 5560            5   2  0    32       REAL BEER (424)
 MORDRAITH 5631                2   2  1    31       KILL AT WILL (491)
-BEORN 5044                    3   5  0    30       I MAGI (133)
 MR. TWISTER 5716              3   1  0    30       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 DREIHDENFLAHG 5679            4   1  0    29       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
-PHILLIPA 5432                 7   5  2    28       NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)
-EMMA 5435                     6   8  1    27       NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)
 KITTEN FRICASEE 5673          3   2  1    27       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-PANTHER 5611                  3   2  0    26       WAR MACHINE (489)
 GERYON 1710                   4   3  1    25       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-MOOK IN TRAINING 5601         2   3  0    25       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOODLUM 5533                  5   3  0    23       TROOPERS (271)
 YOUNG BLOOD 5723              3   1  0    23       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
-LUCY 4523                     2   0  0    23       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 ACE 5732                      2   1  0    23       SWORD OPERA (323)
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566             4   6  1    22       SWORD OPERA (323)
-QIN SHI 5598                  2   3  0    22       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
-MR. MOJO 5654                 2   1  0    22       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
 MOMORO WA 5514                6   1  0    20       KANO CLAN (106)
 ZERO COOL 5685                4   1  1    20       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-SOLOMON BLOODBANE 5475        4   8  0    20       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 ALEXIS 5705                   3   1  0    20       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 VOLLEYBALL 5691               2   1  0    20       SPORTS (497)
-SLEEPING GIANT 5728           2   0  0    20       THE GUARDIANS (243)
 MIRANDA GRACE 5552            4   7  0    19       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SENSEI JAN 5619               4   2  0    19       YAKUZA (475)
 MATSUDA KAO 5712              4   0  0    19       KANO CLAN (106)
 HOEGARDEN 5554                2   5  0    18       REAL BEER (424)
-JE 5634                       1   3  0    17       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
-KURUWA 5531                   4   4  0    16       YAKUZA (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONE MAN SWARM 5575            3   6  1    16       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 SWIMMING 5693                 2   1  0    16       SPORTS (497)
-METARU YONA 5350              4   2  0    15       KANO CLAN (106)
-GENERAL TSO 5680              3   0  1    15       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 ROCKET SCIENTIST 5658         3   2  0    15       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
-MINAMI KAZE 5164              3   3  0    14       KANO CLAN (106)
-PERSIANA JONES 5682           2   2  0    14       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 SKA-BOOM 5743                 1   1  1    14       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 PINEAPPLE HEAD 5644           3   3  1    13       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 SI-SHREE 5587                 2   6  1    13       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 SPIDER 5625                   3   3  0    12       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
-STIK 5641                     3   1  0    12       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 LITTLE FUJIKO 5630            3   1  0    11       KILL AT WILL (491)
-SS-FRAU 5431                  2   4  1    11       NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)
 INERTIA 5761                  1   0  0    11       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 SKAZZ 5681                    2   3  1    10       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-HELL CAT 5613                 2   3  1    10       WAR MACHINE (489)
 SYRANO BLOODBANE 5720         2   2  0    10       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 RIANNA 5674                   1   4  0     8       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 OLGA 5731                     2   1  0     7       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
-MUSHIKU BO 5713               2   1  0     7       KANO CLAN (106)
-NEVER 5633                    1   3  0     6       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
-SONG LI 5718                  1   1  0     4       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
-ROTHGAR 5653                  1   1  0     4       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
-ALONE IN THE DARK 5655        1   1  0     4       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
-TWINE 4524                    1   1  0     4       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
-QUAM MASTER 5652              1   1  0     4       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
 VEIL DANCER 5719              0   4  0     4       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-MANON 5471                    0   3  0     3       NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)
 TWEETY 5738                   0   2  0     2       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-HARDSHIP 5656                 0   2  0     2       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
 SUPREME RHINO 5742            0   2  0     2       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 PERFERATOR 5741               0   1  0     1       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 WRECKER 5759                  0   1  0     1       TRANSGRESSORS (492)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SICKLE 5331           13 10 1 BLACKEST PRIDE 71     ARENAMASTER HARTH 410 465 NONE    
SINN BLOODBANE 5642    1  1 0 THE BLOODBANES 474    MORDRAITH 5631        461 REVENGED
STINKACOST 5408       12 14 3 BOOK OF STINK 364     THE ANGEL 5325        465         
BEAK OF DOOM 5760      0  1 0 CARNAGE CANARIES 147  ZERO COOL 5685        465         
C. CANARY 5635         1  2 0 CARNAGE CANARIES 147  LUGO BELOSKI 5566     462 JUST REV
SHEWISH GIANT 408      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          TYRELA 5589           465 NONE    
OX 5624                1  5 0 DREIH'S TRIBE 490     MOUNTAIN TROLL 405    465 NONE    
TICKER 5639            1  5 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454     MOUNTAIN TROLL 405    465 NONE    
TRISTA 5610            0  3 0 THE HARLOTS OF HE 485 SKAZZ 5681            461 NOT REVE
SHEELA 5706            0  1 0 THE HARLOTS OF HE 485 GENERAL TSO 5680      462         
NOT QUITE 5763         0  1 0 I MAGI 133            BLACK ORC 407         465 NONE    
GLASS JOE 5579         4  3 0 IRONIC TAILS 484      SUIGENERIS 5545       463         
SUPAH BUTTAH DOG 5762  0  1 0 KILL AT WILL 491      DARK CHAMPION 411     465 NONE    
SMILE LIKE DOG 5628    2  1 0 KILL AT WILL 491      SI-SHREE 5587         464 JUST REV
SKASMONAUT 5683        3  2 0 MINISTRY OF SKA 496   GRAVITY THIEF 5627    465         
SPACE SKADET 5684      1  2 0 MINISTRY OF SKA 496   PINEAPPLE HEAD 5644   463 REVENGED
SOCCER 5689            1  2 0 SPORTS 497            KITTEN FRICASEE 5673  465         
DISCO 5491             5  8 1 THAT 70'S TEAM 476    SYLVESTER F. 5620     462         
SPACE INVADERS 5494    3 11 0 THAT 70'S TEAM 476    TAO SIN 5602          463         
SHERMAN 5612           3  2 0 WAR MACHINE 489       SKA-BOOM 5743         464         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stik -- Finally...I deal some death.  Perhaps this arena isn't so bad. -- Sluggo

Ace -- I apologize for besting you.  Next time we dance...let me lead!!! -- Olga

Stik -- No sweat.  I'm probably just grouchy 'cause the RUG's are producing pus-like
ooze when they should be popping out warriors.... -- Slaughter Priest
P.S.  Sorry, wasn't on dodge tactic this time so the challenge didn't work as well as
the random last turn.... -- SP

Claw -- Like I said, probably not...enjoy your reign! -- Carnal
P.S.  Good thing those Duelmaster challenges get such high priority, or I might have
gotten a bad random matchup....

Mordraith -- One loss is all we'll likely hand you,  but it's better than nothing.
Best of bad luck to you the rest of the MOTS competition! ;) -- The Bloodbanes

Young Blood -- I see what you're made of, and it hurts, damn! -- Syrano Bloodbane

Hurricane -- Whoops, wrong weapons choice there.  Perhaps again soon... -- Glimmor

Stinkalogical -- Now that's the way it's supposed to work, see. -- Potomacc

35 teams, I must say we are looking GOOD, people!!  Hopefully too many won't
disappear after the tourney.  What better place to fight than Sunset, eh?? -- Stik

Lugo Belowski -- That's Z. -- C. Canary

Uhh, not much to say, that turn sucked.  I'll try to think of something witty next
turn. -- C. Canary

Nick -- Being a villain is more fun.  I don't play a heel here (sometimes), I do in
my other arenas. -- C. Canary

Dreihdenflahg -- Remind me to go see Shewish Giant earlier next time, if I have to
fight someone from your tribe again. -- One Man Swarm

Suigeneris -- Okay, you win.  Maybe I should have went with the random luck matchup.
-- Razor Melody

Zero Cool -- That is true.  That fight was ZERO COOL.  I was clobbering you with all
my foolish looking attacks, until you had to strike me on my pineapple head. --
Pineapple Head

Volleyball -- First, welcome to Sunset!  Second, thanks for the cheap win. -- Mr.
Twister

Olga -- You're one wicked woman.  I'd like this to be a kinder, gentler arena. --
Supreme Rhino

Kitty Chowder -- If that's a sample of the way you plan to go after the kitties and
make chowder, I say do it.  You've practiced enough. -- Lugo Beloski, not a kitty

Baumgarten -- (grimacing)  Stylistically, that wasn't surprising, but it was
disappointing on a personal basis.  Oh, well.  Good fight. -- Sara Divine

Stinkacost -- Listen, I don't have TIME for that stuff today.  I've got to get ready
for a really hot date tonight. -- Rudi Jamos

Maine Coon Cat -- Well!  I think that last, where you tried to bury me in the sand
(without even bothering to knock me down first!) was a deep insult.  It was just
plain mean. -- Miranda Grace

Skazz -- Ha, you thought you'd get me on my "weak side."  Ha!  It's only weak
compared to my other side, but that still makes it stronger than lots of people's
strong sides.  So, HA! -- Ace

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
pests.
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

9 September 2003
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MANAGERS!  If you think you have what it takes to match
wits and blades with some of the best managers in Alastari, then WE WANT YOU!  The
Tournament Of The Golden Scrod #4 will begin in Aradi (DM 60) the turn after the Fall
Mail-In.  It's not too late for you to sign up.  I realize that many of you may be
hesitant after seeing that myself and Hombre have teamed up again, but we'll try to
take it easy on you guys a little bit.  For more information on T#%S IV, please
contact me at ganolus@aol.com.  We're looking for a few good managers...the few, the
proud, the TOGS!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

15 September 2003
An Announcement Concerning the Brotherhood of the Blade Alliance:
     I have chosen to withdraw my membership from the Brotherhood of the Blade
alliance.  The years I have spent in the alliance have been the best of my DM career.
I leave the alliance with many great friends and will always remain close to my
former brethren.
     The Brotherhood of the Blade will not skip a beat without my membership.  It

remains in very capable hands and its roster is among the strongest in the game.
With the return on some of its founding members to DM, I know the BOB will continue
to grow in strength and prestige in the years to come. -- The Sandman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SICKLE was butchered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TYRELA butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a exciting 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
TICKER was killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a action packed 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
OX was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
SUPAH BUTTAH DOG was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
NOT QUITE was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
KITTY CHOWDER devastated LUGO BELOSKI in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
MORDRAITH handily defeated SI-SHREE in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud melee.
POTOMACC won victory over JADE in a action packed 4 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
STINKALOGICAL overpowered CLAW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
THE VILLAIN handily defeated TSUNAMI in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
CARNAL savagely defeated ADAM AND STINK in a 6 minute master's Challenge competition.
I ATE A PUTY TAT was demolished by TAISHO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
KAMI overcame PAPAIZ in a 2 minute gory Challenge conflict.
RAZOR MELODY won victory over DREIHDENFLAHG in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
UGLY FOG unbelievably bested MAINE COON CAT in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
SKULL STROKER viciously subdued SENSEI JAN in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
PINEAPPLE HEAD was beaten by HOEGARDEN in a 2 minute Challenge match.
KITTEN FRICASEE executed SOCCER in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge bout.
TWEETY was overcome by SYRANO BLOODBANE in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
OLGA was overpowered by BRICK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BAUMGARTEN was beaten by HURRICANE in a action packed 1 minute expert's fray.
MONSOON devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
VIVAMORT overpowered THAT! in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MALLIA was overpowered by SARA DIVINE in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.
SANTO STINKO savagely defeated GALE FORCE in a exciting 2 minute expert's match.
THE ANGEL easily killed STINKACOST in a 1 minute uneven bout.
RUDI JAMOS beat CHARON in a 2 minute competition.
SYLVESTER F. lost to SIMON BLOODBANE in a 2 minute bout.
RONALD REAGAN defeated ORIGINAL STINK in a 2 minute fight.
BELL BOTTOMS won victory over STELLA ARTOIS in a popular 1 minute fray.
BONSAI overpowered MIRANDA GRACE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SPIDER was savagely defeated by ALEXIS in a 6 minute brutal bout.
ONE MAN SWARM was beaten by MOMORO WA in a monotonous 6 minute fray.
GERYON devastated SUPREME RHINO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RIANNA was outwaited by MATSUDA KAO in a crowd pleasing 11 minute novice's battle.
LITTLE FUJIKO was savagely defeated by YOUNG BLOOD in a 1 minute novice's fray.
GRAVITY THIEF easily killed SKASMONAUT in a 1 minute uneven match.
SKAZZ was beaten by VOLLEYBALL in a popular 2 minute bloody beginner's bout.
ZERO COOL killed BEAK OF DOOM in a 5 minute beginner's competition.
SWIMMING overpowered WRECKER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MR. TWISTER vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
VEIL DANCER was subdued by ROCKET SCIENTIST in a 3 minute beginner's conflict.
ACE unbelievably bested SKA-BOOM in a exciting 3 minute bloody amateur's fight.
INERTIA handily defeated PERFERATOR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  23         WALL OF STEEL     58 -  42 -  3      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         TOTAL PARRY       36 -  32 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         LUNGING ATTACK   121 - 114 - 12      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         SLASHING ATTACK   48 -  53 -  2      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         STRIKING ATTACK   63 -  76 -  8      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     27 -  38 -  1      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  47 -  2      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        26 -  46 -  3      36  |

Turn 465 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        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK    11 - 12         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  7         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  4         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  7         1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  4     AIMED BLOW         0 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   STINKALOGICAL 5409         17   9  1  117 BOOK OF STINK (364)
WALL OF STEEL    POTOMACC 5489              14   4  0  127 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
BASHING ATTACK   VIVAMORT 747               20  18  2  121 SONS OF SATAN (20)
STRIKING ATTACK  MONSOON 5407               14   9  1  105 STORM WARNING (472)
SLASHING ATTACK  CARNAL 5388                17  12  0  104 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SARA DIVINE 5364           20  13  1   93 SWORD OPERA (323)
TOTAL PARRY      ADAM AND STINK 3999        24  18  1   91 BOOK OF STINK (364)
PARRY-STRIKE     BONSAI 5677                 4   0  0   45 YAKUZA (475)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JADE 4624.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
JADE 4624.  The ten other most popular fighters were SKA-BOOM 5743, CARNAL 5388, 
MAINE COON CAT 5358, SKULL STROKER 5590, SANTO STINKO 5400, TICKER 5639, RIANNA 5674, 
VOLLEYBALL 5691, PAPAIZ 5615, and VEIL DANCER 5719.

The least popular fighter this week was MATSUDA KAO 5712.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MOMORO WA 5514, BEAK OF DOOM 5760, ALEXIS 5705, PERFERATOR 
5741, WRECKER 5759, SKASMONAUT 5683, SUPREME RHINO 5742, MIRANDA GRACE 5552, 
STINKACOST 5408, and MALLIA 748.

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

MONSOON (21-5407) STORM WARNING (472)
SARA DIVINE (21-5364) SWORD OPERA (323)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AMANDA 987 (131-129-4)                 5  3  0         THE CRIPPLERS        
KING CRAB 1 (158-65-2)                 2  3  0         TRITON'S ARMY        
RONIN 1569 (90-72-1)                   2  3  0         WAYSIDE ELITE        
KY 4498 (94-58-0)                      1  4  0         AFTER DARK 2         
BUD THE WONDER FROG 3624 (53-32-0)     0  5  0         FEARSOME LEGENDS     

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WALRUS OF DOOM 1372 (82-95-1)          2  3  0         COMMONERS            

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HE-MAN 3112 (44-33-0)                  1  3  0         TORMENTORS           
PRORIARITY 4159 (43-30-3)              0  3  0         SCRAGITARIOUS        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DESECRATION 4392 (24-13-2)            12  3  0         BLACKEST PRIDE       
THE BIG MEOW 5307 (18-3-0)             9  3  0         MEOW MIX             
DARK OMEGA 4983 (39-37-0)              6  3  0         LORDS OF SHADOWS     
GROLSCH 5029 (30-3-4)                  6  3  0         REAL BEER            
TITAN 5070 (34-20-1)                   6  3  0         BLACKEST PRIDE       
E AHO LAULA 4224 (31-16-0)             4  3  0         FEVER PITCH          
FOG 4416 (70-66-0)                     4  3  0         EVENGATE             
LADY STARDUST 4601 (42-19-2)           4  3  0         SPIDERS FROM MARS    
FORGET THE ALAMO! 4698 (34-22-1)       5  4  0         SORE LOSERS          
MAJOR TOM 4598 (37-28-1)               3  3  0         SPIDERS FROM MARS    
FROG SLAYER 4021 (16-16-0)             1  3  0         THE GUARDIANS        
THE HUNGER 4622 (14-6-1)               1  3  0         SPIDERS FROM MARS    
TORMENT 3121 (43-32-3)                 1  3  0         TORMENTORS           
AGONY 3413 (32-11-0)                   0  3  0         TORMENTORS           
TERROR 3267 (40-22-0)                  0  3  0         TORMENTORS           

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE MADNESS 5214 (25-8-1)              4  3  1         BLACKEST PRIDE       
SMILES 3207 (22-13-3)                  0  1  0         TROOPERS             

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STONE KILLER 5245 (15-7-1)            10  3  0         NASTY MOB            
SUICIDE 4832 (7-2-1)                   1  3  0         APPLE CIDER          
BODDINGTON'S 5035 (16-9-0)             0  3  0         REAL BEER            
FANCY FEAST 5306 (12-3-0)              0  3  0         MEOW MIX             
WAR 5369 (11-9-0)                      0  3  0         TORMENTORS           

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE VILLAIN 5394 (12-6-0)              7  3  1         BLACKEST PRIDE       
THE SICKNESS 5327 (14-6-1)             6  3  0         BLACKEST PRIDE       
CLAW 5337 (13-5-1)                     4  3  0         MEOW MIX             
GINA TAILIA 4817 (6-2-0)               2  3  0         FEVER PITCH          
SICKLE 5331 (11-8-0)                   2  3  0         BLACKEST PRIDE       
DESTROY 5383 (9-9-1)                   1  3  0         TORMENTORS II        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANIMATE TOFU 5454 (0-0-0)             13  3  0         SCRAGITARIOUS        
BASS 5262 (6-0-1)                      9  3  0         REAL BEER            
NO-FEAR 5507 (3-3-0)                   9  3  0         TORMENTORS II        
PRIME SLIME 5522 (4-1-0)               5  3  0         TROOPERS             
SUIGENERIS 5545 (2-1-0)                5  3  0         TROOPERS             
FALCHRON 5535 (3-1-0)                  3  3  0         THE DARK DOMINION    
THAT! 5272 (5-1-1)                     3  3  0         REAL BEER            
MAINE COON CAT 5358 (5-7-0)            2  3  0         MEOW MIX             
THE ANGEL 5325 (5-3-2)                 2  3  0         OUTSIDERS            

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHEMICAL WEDDING 4904 (5-2-0)          5  3  0         MATRIX OF ETERNITY   
VICTORY 5540 (0-2-0)                   2  3  0         TORMENTORS           

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DREIHDENFLAHG 5626 (0-1-0)             3  2  0  DEAD   DREIH'S TRIBE        
STELLA ARTOIS 5560 (2-1-0)             2  3  0         REAL BEER            
HOEGARDEN 5554 (0-3-0)                 1  3  0         REAL BEER            
PAPAIZ 5615 (0-1-0)                    1  3  0         WAR MACHINE          
SKULL STROKER 5590 (1-2-0)             1  3  0         BLACKEST PRIDE       
WITCH 5580 (0-1-0)                     1  3  1         TORMENTORS           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SYLVESTER F. 5620 (0-0-0)              5  3  1         BLACKEST PRIDE       
TIGER'S TAIL 5638 (0-0-0)              3  3  0         MEOW MIX             
STAR WARS 5657 (0-0-0)                 2  3  0         THAT 70'S TEAM