DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/15/2003    Duedate: 10/28/2003

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-467

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STINKALOGICAL
BOOK OF STINK (364)
(21-5409) [19-9-1,143]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STINKALOGICAL                  POSITION IS EMPTY
BOOK OF STINK (364)            
(21-5409) [19-9-1,143]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STINKALOGICAL                  MR. TWISTER
BOOK OF STINK (364)            IRONIC TAILS (484)
(21-5409) [19-9-1,143]         (21-5716) [4-2-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SWORD OPERA (323)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACKEST PRIDE (71)         62
2. AIR ATTACK (502)            55      MEOW MIX (466)
3. BOOK OF STINK (364)         37      Unchartered Team
4. MINISTRY OF SKA (496)       26
5. THE BLOODBANES (474)        18      PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)      4   1  0 80.0   1/ 3 SWORD OPERA (323)        10  5 1
 2/ 4*SPORTS (497)               9   4  0 69.2   2/ 4 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       9  4 1
 3- 3 REAL BEER (424)           93  46  6 66.9   3/ 9 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       9  6 0
 4/ 5 MEOW MIX (466)            58  36  1 61.7   4/ 5 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    8  7 2
 5/ 6 YAKUZA (475)              53  39  2 57.6   5/ 2 STORM WARNING (472)       7  7 1
 6/ 7 SONS OF SATAN (20)       234 187 32 55.6   6/ 1 YAKUZA (475)              7  7 0
 7/29*AIR ATTACK (502)           5   4  1 55.6   7/12*SPORTS (497)              6  1 0
 8-10 I MAGI (133)             313 276 20 53.1   8/10 BOOK OF STINK (364)       6  9 0
 9/ 9 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    65  58  8 52.8   9/13 IRONIC TAILS (484)        6  9 0
10/ 8 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       88  79  5 52.7  10/11 KANO CLAN (106)           5  1 0
11-11*KILL AT WILL (491)        12  11  4 52.2  11/15 THE BLOODBANES (474)      5  3 0
12/13 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      319 298 33 51.7  12/25*AIR ATTACK (502)          5  4 1
13/17*MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     17  16  3 51.5  13/ 7*MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     5  8 1
14/12 STORM WARNING (472)       63  60  4 51.2  14/16 SONS OF SATAN (20)        5  9 0
15/16 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      122 120  4 50.4  15- 6*KILL AT WILL (491)        4  5 2
16-18*LORD OF DARKNESS (493)     6   6  0 50.0  16/17*DREIH'S TRIBE (490)       4  5 0
17/20*DREIH'S TRIBE (490)       16  18  0 47.1  17-18 RAGE (501)                3  2 0
18-21*WAR MACHINE (489)         12  14  1 46.2  18/14 MEOW MIX (466)            3  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-22 OUTSIDERS (468)           15  18  3 45.5  19/27 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       3  9 0
20/23 IRONIC TAILS (484)        24  30  4 44.4  20/ 8 THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)  3 12 1
21-24 RAGE (501)                19  24  1 44.2  21/21*PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     2  0 0
22/25 BOOK OF STINK (364)       99 126  6 44.0  22/ 0 NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)   1  0 0
23/26 THE BLOODBANES (474)      37  48  1 43.5  23-20*LORD OF DARKNESS (493)    1  0 0
24/27 SWORD OPERA (323)        373 526 14 41.5  24-22 OUTSIDERS (468)           1  1 1
25/28 KANO CLAN (106)          126 182  7 40.9  25-26 REAL BEER (424)           1  2 0
26/ 0 NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)   26  41  8 38.8  26/29 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      1  2 0
27/30 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      19  35  1 35.2  27-19 I MAGI (133)              0  3 0
28/31 THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)  13  37  2 26.0  28-31*WAR MACHINE (489)         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

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     The lightning leapt down from the mottled grey clouds, framed in stone for a
timeless moment and illuminating the makeshift room that was supposed by some to be
an office.  The bull hide map of Alastari slapped on the wall from the winds and the
dark haired man at the desk sighed as if at something very far away.
     "Wrathchilde." he said, at a normal pitch as if speaking to someone inhabiting
the cluttered but obviously empty room with him, and within the minute the door opens
deliberately.
     "Yes sir?  Have you touched upon it yet?  Are we going home?"  Wrathchilde
looked hopeful, his Tleilaxu breeding having given him several strangely comforting
memories of his home.
     "Not for a while it seems Wrath....  It took me 42 moons to open the last gate,
and there are so many new variables involved.  Now and again it seems I can affect
nodal frequency variances that allow entrance to this realm but I have not been able
to contact your home node since...last time.  I am truly sorry, but I will continue
my research."  He leaned back in his chair thoughtfully for a moment then, standing
up and looking at Wrathchilde with a curious glint in his eye he smiled.  "We will
fight here and learn more of these lands.  I have heard of an isle where mighty magic
and powerful warriors reside and test their skills.  We must fight our way up through
the ranks of warriors here, but there are many of you that hope to see home again and
I think that the woman of the isle is the one who can help."  Rogan vaulted the desk
and in the flash of an eye was before Wrathchilde with an arm on his shoulder.  "Are
you with me?  Will you support this venture before the others?"  Wrathchilde frowned
for a moment, seemingly deep in thought wrestling with something, then nodded.
     "We will do what needs be done, Rogan, but who is this woman and how do you know
she will help us...or even if she can?"

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     Good day, Sunset!  Not quite sure what's so good about it, though.  I've got a
headache and the runs after last week's binge, sorry about the MIA.  One minute I was
in the Broken Bone, quill in one hand and beer in the other, about to set down for
posterity all the goings on of the MOTS race, and the next I was waking up in the
alley behind Baba Yaga's buck naked and feeling a tad violated...live and learn, I
suppose.  I'm here now at any rate....
     Time to catch up, let's see what you've been up to!  It appears that former
Doomcorps buddies Sylvester F. and Mordraith are out in front right now, both with a
3-2 record, while Mordy has two kills already, both Bloodbanes.  Looks like Stik
tried to make up for some lost time and wound getting scratched, hopefully he'll be
back soon.  It's a long race, people...the Mr. twins were both out on the sands this
cycle as well, Mojo picking up a challenge win and Twister getting scummed, it
appears.  One other manager vs. manager duel had C. Canary in his latest incarnation
putting down the new guy, Rude Buddha, in two flat, nice work.  Sensei Jan stays
alive but rather sedentary in the inits with another loss, while Papaiz,
Dreihdenflahg, JE and Youngblood sat out.  C'mon guys, freeze is past, let's get
crackin'!!  Here are the stats, official-like:

 1) Sylvester F./Frothingsloshers     3-2-1 50 pts
 2) Mordraith/Indy                    3-2-2 41 pts
 3) Papaiz/Indy                       3-3-0 36 pts
 4) Mr. Mojo/Indy                     3-1-0 31 pts
 5) Dreihdenflahg/Vendetta Cartel     4-1-0 29 pts
 6) Mr. Twister/Indy                  3-2-0 25 pts
 7) Youngblood/The Firm               3-1-0 23 pts
 8) JE/Indy                           1-3-0 17 pts
 9) Sensei Jan/Vendetta Cartel        4-3-0 15 pts
10) C. Canary/Indy                    1-0-0  5 pts
11) Rude Buddha/Indy                  0-1-0  1 pts

     If I forgot anybody, too damn bad...my achin' head.....before I forget, Rude
Buddha, you've got to declare yourself in the personals for the contest to be
official within the next two turns, all right?  Good, I'm going back to bed...later,
Sunset!

Quicksilver

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 480): CHYNA of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 365): FIERCE ONE-EYE of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 485): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 482): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 480): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 484): DELAPP of NIGHT TRAIN (BPR, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 481): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 476): FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 467): LILITH of THE SHADOWS (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 466): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 440): KNOCKED UP! of UNKNOWNS (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): FIDDLESTICKS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 366): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 173): SLIPPERY NIPPLE of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 161): GHASTLY MIGRAINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): RAY of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 138): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 359): BARROCH of SHEPHERDS from TALCAMA (Assurnasirbanipal)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 480): HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 365): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 485): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 482): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 480): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 484): none
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 481): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 476): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 467): FEISTY POODLES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 466): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 440): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 366): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 173): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 161): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): none
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 138): AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 359): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 479): DIESEL of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 483): ASHANTI of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 480): TENACIOUS of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 475): QUIBBLE of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 466): ADAM AND STINK of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
               (turn 465): SARA DIVINE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
                           MONSOON of STORM WARNING (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 439): BLONDIE of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): FIDDLESTICKS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               WHAT'S UP, DUCK? of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): JOEY ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): RAY of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
                               DADDY of MIKE'S INK (Hombre, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of SUNSET.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  The boys at YAKUZA left 
the arena dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by SWORD OPERA.  Good 
show!  Perhaps it is AIR ATTACK members' intannibility that enabled them to move from 
25th to 12th last week...  (Less time in the sun...) Rumor has it an incurable 
disease has swept the stable of THE HARLOTS OF HEL.  Note their drop in the rankings 
from 8th to 20th.  Watch out!!!  BLACKEST PRIDE posted a nice gain, to come in 3rd.  
Everybody loves a winner...  BLACKEST PRIDE had cause to celebrate, after ASYLUM got 
22 points by beating SKA-BOOM.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and 
practice more, after losing 15 points to PERSIANA JONES.  (Discrete enough, ACE?) You 
could cut the tension with a scimitar as VIVAMORT of SONS OF SATAN met the 
Duelmaster.  STINKALOGICAL successfully staved off a grab for the roses by VIVAMORT 
of SONS OF SATAN.  Does SUNSET have no one talented enough to dethrone it?  So who's 
the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a 
PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of MEOW MIX should take 
up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good breeding 
scorns the "warriors" of GRIM FANDANGO, so did that sorry team shy from MEOW MIX Is 
it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it 
is, ORIGINAL STINK is the most challenged warrior.  As a confidence booster, 
VEG-O-MATIC challenged SANTO STINKO, down 20 points.  Do you also slay vicious 
rodents in your spare time, VEG-O-MATIC?  Yes, Virginia, sometimes the little guy 
wins, as SANTO STINKO proved, beating 20 point higher VEG-O-MATIC.  Call 'im brash!  
Call 'im brassy!  Call 'im brave!  Call 'im sassy!  LIBERATOR will face PINEAPPLE 
HEAD, up by 29.  Aaaah, just call 'im dead meat.  Not to smear a reputation, but 
IRONIC TAILS must be a little surprised, as PINEAPPLE HEAD blew it when facing 
LIBERATOR, 29 points below him.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Admittedly Death 
waits for no one, but me thinks BONSAI of YAKUZA (4-1-0) is being sent off a little 
prematurely.  He who lives by the sword (or maul)...  Witness PINEAPPLE HEAD of 
IRONIC TAILS, felled by LIBERATOR of AIR ATTACK.  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; 
it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in SUNSET is the highlight of my life.  As if buffeted 
by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Do not 
despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STINKALOGICAL 5409           19   9  1   143       BOOK OF STINK (364)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARNAL 5388                  19  12  0   121       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-BODDINGTON'S 5035            16   9  0   108       REAL BEER (424)
 GALE FORCE 5418              11  12  0   107       STORM WARNING (472)
 CLAW 5337                    18   6  1   106       MEOW MIX (466)
 SANTO STINKO 5400            20   9  0   103       BOOK OF STINK (364)
-JADE 4624                    13  12  0   101       I MAGI (133)
 POTOMACC 5489                15   5  0    99       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 VIVAMORT 747                 21  19  2    96       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 MALLIA 748                   19  21  1    95       SONS OF SATAN (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLIMMOR 5503                 12   6  0    90       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 VEG-O-MATIC 5650             20  13  1    89       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
-THE ANGEL 5325                8   4  3    87       OUTSIDERS (468)
-FANCY FEAST 5306             12   3  0    86       MEOW MIX (466)
 HURRICANE 5404               11  14  1    82       STORM WARNING (472)
-BAUMGARTEN 4670              11  11  1    80       I MAGI (133)
-TSUNAMI 5470                 12   4  0    78       STORM WARNING (472)
 RUDI JAMOS 5428              14  10  0    76       SWORD OPERA (323)
 TAISHO 5485                  15   5  1    74       YAKUZA (475)
-THAT! 5272                    7   3  1    73       REAL BEER (424)
 WILD THING 5649              16  17  1    72       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
-BASS 5262                     6   0  1    71       REAL BEER (424)
 RAZOR MELODY 5577             7   4  2    68       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 KITTY CHOWDER 5466           14   7  1    67       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYLVESTER F. 5620             4   2  1    66       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 UGLY FOG 5414                12  12  0    63       STORM WARNING (472)
 SONJA BLOODBANE 5474         12   6  0    62       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 I ATE A PUTY TAT 1512        12  12  0    59       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 COMPACTOR 5647                8   8  2    59       TRANSGRESSORS (492)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORIGINAL STINK 4244           8  27  0    55       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 SIMON BLOODBANE 5490          9   8  1    53       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 MAINE COON CAT 5358           8  10  0    51       MEOW MIX (466)
-RONALD REAGAN 1588            7   4  0    47       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-TVEDEN 4961                   6   4  0    45       I MAGI (133)
-ROGAN 5755                    6   5  1    44       RAGE (501)
 SKULL STROKER 5590            5   4  0    43       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 KAMI 5521                    12   5  0    42       YAKUZA (475)
 BELL BOTTOMS 5493             8  10  0    42       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
-BRAND 5322                    5   7  0    42       OUTSIDERS (468)
 KITTEN FRICASEE 5673          4   3  2    41       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-MORDRAITH 5631                3   2  2    41       KILL AT WILL (491)
 DREIHDENFLAHG 5679            5   1  0    36       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
 VOLLEYBALL 5691               4   1  0    36       SPORTS (497)
-PAPAIZ 5615                   3   3  0    36       WAR MACHINE (489)
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566             6   6  1    35       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EMNITY 5748                   5   0  0    33       RAGE (501)
 LIBERATOR 5775                1   1  1    33       AIR ATTACK (502)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STELLA ARTOIS 5560            5   2  0    32       REAL BEER (424)
 MR. TWISTER 5716              4   2  0    32       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 PERSIANA JONES 5682           3   2  0    32       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-MR. MOJO 5654                 3   1  0    31       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
 CHARON 1565                   5   7  2    30       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-BEORN 5044                    3   5  0    30       I MAGI (133)
-PHILLIPA 5432                 7   5  2    28       NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)
-STORMCHILD 5746               3   1  0    28       RAGE (501)
-EMMA 5435                     6   8  1    27       NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)
 MIRANDA GRACE 5552            5   8  1    26       SWORD OPERA (323)
 ZERO COOL 5685                5   2  1    26       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 SI-SHREE 5587                 3   7  1    26       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
-PANTHER 5611                  3   2  0    26       WAR MACHINE (489)
 YOUNG BLOOD 5723              4   1  0    25       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
 BRICK 5622                    3   4  0    25       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
 SWIMMING 5693                 4   1  0    24       SPORTS (497)
 SYRANO BLOODBANE 5720         3   3  0    24       THE BLOODBANES (474)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOMORO WA 5514                7   1  0    22       KANO CLAN (106)
-MUSTANG 5776                  1   0  0    22       AIR ATTACK (502)
 ASYLUM 5786                   1   0  0    22       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 MATSUDA KAO 5712              5   0  0    21       KANO CLAN (106)
 LIGHTNING 5777                2   0  0    21       AIR ATTACK (502)
 KURUWA 5531                   5   5  0    20       YAKUZA (475)
-SOLOMON BLOODBANE 5475        4   8  0    20       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 SENSEI JAN 5619               5   3  0    19       YAKUZA (475)
 INERTIA 5761                  2   1  0    19       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 GERYON 1710                   4   5  1    18       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-GRAVITY THIEF 5627            3   2  2    18       KILL AT WILL (491)
-HOEGARDEN 5554                2   5  0    18       REAL BEER (424)
 ROCKET SCIENTIST 5658         4   2  0    17       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
-METARU YONA 5350              4   2  0    15       KANO CLAN (106)
 RUDE BUDDHA 5765              1   1  0    15       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-LITTLE FUJIKO 5630            4   1  0    14       KILL AT WILL (491)
-MINAMI KAZE 5164              3   3  0    14       KANO CLAN (106)
 SPIDER 5625                   3   4  0    13       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
 MANON 5471                    1   3  0    13       NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)
 CORSAIR 5773                  1   1  0    13       AIR ATTACK (502)
 ALEXIS 5705                   3   3  0    12       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 HORNS 5770                    1   1  0    12       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 MUSHIKU BO 5713               3   2  0    11       KANO CLAN (106)
 ACE 5732                      3   2  0    11       SWORD OPERA (323)
-SS-FRAU 5431                  2   4  1    11       NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)
-HELL CAT 5613                 2   3  1    10       WAR MACHINE (489)
 TWEETY 5738                   1   3  0    10       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-WRATHCHILD 5747               1   3  0    10       RAGE (501)
 SKA-BOOM 5743                 2   2  1     9       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 OLGA 5731                     2   3  0     9       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
-GACKLE 5767                   1   0  1     8       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 PERFERATOR 5741               1   2  0     8       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 TALPER 5784                   1   0  0     6       SWORD OPERA (323)
-ROTHGAR 5653                  1   1  0     4       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
-ALONE IN THE DARK 5655        1   1  0     4       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
 C. CANARY 5766                1   1  0     4       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-QUAM MASTER 5652              1   1  0     4       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
 HI-JINX 5778                  0   1  0     3       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 WRECKER 5759                  0   3  0     3       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 ROBIN 5779                    0   1  0     2       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
-MOON BEAM 5745                0   2  0     2       RAGE (501)
 AVENGER 5774                  0   2  0     2       AIR ATTACK (502)
-HARDSHIP 5656                 0   2  0     2       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
 MAGNA DON 5783                0   1  0     1       IRONIC TAILS (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANDY*EYESLUGGER 5733         0   1  0     1       KILL AT WILL (491)
 SLAUGHTER PRST 5781           0   1  0     1       STORM WARNING (472)
 BRITTANI 5780                 0   1  0     1       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STIK 5641              3  2 0 THE BLOODBANES 474    MORDRAITH 5631        466         
DIE HARDER 5782        0  1 0 BOOK OF STINK 364     BLACK ORC 407         467 NONE    
STINKACOST 5408       12 14 3 BOOK OF STINK 364     THE ANGEL 5325        465 REVENGED
BEAK OF DOOM 5760      0  1 0 CARNAGE CANARIES 147  ZERO COOL 5685        465 REVENGED
VEIL DANCER 5719       1  5 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454     MIRANDA GRACE 5552    467         
TYRELA 5589            4  5 1 THE HARLOTS OF HE 485 KITTEN FRICASEE 5673  466         
ONE MAN SWARM 5575     3  8 1 IRONIC TAILS 484      WURM KIN 414          467 NONE    
PINEAPPLE HEAD 5644    4  4 1 IRONIC TAILS 484      LIBERATOR 5775        467         
GLASS JOE 5579         4  3 0 IRONIC TAILS 484      SUIGENERIS 5545       463 NOT REVE
SMILE LIKE DOG 5628    2  1 0 KILL AT WILL 491      SI-SHREE 5587         464 REVENGED
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         
SHERMAN 5612           3  2 0 WAR MACHINE 489       SKA-BOOM 5743         464         
BONSAI 5677            4  2 0 YAKUZA 475            DARK CHAMPION 411     467 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sylvester F. -- Thank you for the welcome back.  Let's see if my guys can remember
which end of the sword is pointy.  Based on last turn though, I think I have a bunch
of DA fodder.  They really stink!  (No offense, Book of Stink.) -- Damion, Sons of
Satan

Ugly Fog -- Aptly named, but thanks for the skills! -- Ronald Reagan

Si-Shree -- If you prick me, do I not fall down like a brick?  Sheesh, I've seen
better fighting from Roberto Duran. -- Geryon

Stinkalogical -- Nice work, but I'd like to try one more time.  You gonna write a
column? -- Potomacc

Mordraith -- Nicely done, maybe you'll show up for the bloodfeuds this time?  Good
thing the dead tourney's coming up.  Wouldn't it be cool if I could bloodfeud my own
killer? -- Stik
P.S.  Stik Flikker, funny.  Where's Bands on the Run now?  VH1 has gone into a
spiral....

Sons of Satan -- Welcome back, Old School!!  Damn glad to see you! -- Stik, Grim
Fandango and The Bloodbanes (ran The Cripplers and The Borribles back in the day)

Santo Stinko -- What a shootout!  You're makin' me look good! -- Glimmor

Lord Protector Adam and Stink -- Congrats on your escape, didn't see that coming! --
Carnal

Best of luck to everyone in the upcoming tourney!  We will be representing. -- GF and
TB

Ace -- (exposing some leg)  Anytime you're ready big boy.  (wink wink) -- Olga

Air Attack -- Please "attack" someone else...please. -- Sluggo

Re: my misplaced MOTS guy -- I am writing this ad to let all the contestants know
that, although my namesake warrior was misplaced in arena 25, along with my

announcement ad, I am still planning on participating.  SUNGOD tw was killed on his
debut turn in 25, but I hope to bring him back in the MI in time to still win, or
maybe just TC the dead and win the MOTS in one swift swoop. -- Sungod, the FIRM

Twice as many lungers as any other single style?  As many as the next two together?
Ah, well, maybe they'll die or graduate. -- Nick

Wild Thing -- How very kind of you to give me the chance to leave on a win.  Thank
you. -- Sara Divine
P.S.  I didn't mean for you to "nearly die."  Glad you didn't.

Mr. Mojo -- I knew that.  It was NOT earth-shaking news that I don't like hospitals.
Who does? -- Miranda Grace

Inertia -- You really gave me a workout, overcoming your inertia-of-motion.  Whew! --
Ace

Claw -- You should be clipped. -- Rudi Jamos

A beggar?  Me, fighting a mere BEGGAR?  Gods. -- Lugo Beloski

Lugo -- The scribes in Sunset made a typo.  The "Z" is supposed to be "two." -- C.
Canary

Clan = Claw.  Another typo.  I will have to DA the scribes. -- C. Canary

Vick -- Thanks for the "honorable" mention in the spotlight.  I wait with baited
breath for the opera. -- C. Canary

Harlots -- You're welcome on getting rid of your poor warrior. -- C. Canary

Sensei -- Ha Ha!  You suck hard.  I guess my sword was a little hard for you to
swallow.  Now go play in the street. -- Tweety

Razor Melody -- Good fight. -- C. Canary

Rude Buddha -- Good matchup.  Very close to the end.  Good luck. -- C. Canary

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

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BONSAI was unbelievably slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ONE MAN SWARM was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DIE HARDER was easily killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
VIVAMORT was vanquished by STINKALOGICAL in a 1 minute Challenge Title brawl.
GALE FORCE savagely defeated ADAM AND STINK in a 9 minute master's Challenge match.
VEG-O-MATIC was savagely defeated by SANTO STINKO in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
WILD THING was overpowered by MALLIA in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Challenge melee.
SONJA BLOODBANE lost to RUDI JAMOS in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
RAZOR MELODY vanquished ORIGINAL STINK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
KAMI was overpowered by SYLVESTER F. in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
CHARON was savagely defeated by SKULL STROKER in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
VEIL DANCER was killed by MIRANDA GRACE in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
SYRANO BLOODBANE handily defeated GERYON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
KURUWA was savagely defeated by MR. TWISTER in a popular 7 minute Challenge brawl.
RUDE BUDDHA handily defeated OLGA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
LIBERATOR assassinated PINEAPPLE HEAD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
CORSAIR beat MUSHIKU BO in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
C. CANARY was bested by SENSEI JAN in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
PERFERATOR was beaten by SWIMMING in a 2 minute novice's Challenge match.
PERSIANA JONES overpowered ACE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
POTOMACC overcame CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 3 minute bloody competition.
CARNAL overpowered TAISHO in a 2 minute brutal uneven fight.
CLAW overpowered HURRICANE in a action packed 1 minute bloody uneven fray.
GLIMMOR savagely defeated UGLY FOG in a popular 7 minute gruesome veteran's match.
MAINE COON CAT was beaten by I ATE A PUTY TAT in a popular 2 minute expert's fight.
KITTY CHOWDER overpowered BELL BOTTOMS in a 1 minute uneven match.
SIMON BLOODBANE savagely defeated KITTEN FRICASEE in a action packed 1 minute duel.
BRICK was overcome by VOLLEYBALL in a 2 minute bout.
COMPACTOR handily defeated SI-SHREE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LUGO BELOSKI overpowered SPIDER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DREIHDENFLAHG handily defeated ALEXIS in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
ZERO COOL defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute brutal fight.
ROCKET SCIENTIST luckily beat AVENGER in a 2 minute gruesome bout.
YOUNG BLOOD subdued HI-JINX in a 2 minute beginner's contest.
MATSUDA KAO luckily beat ROBIN in a 4 minute novice's struggle.
TWEETY was savagely defeated by LIGHTNING in a 1 minute novice's struggle.
SKA-BOOM was demolished by ASYLUM in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WRECKER was demolished by MANON in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
INERTIA overpowered BRITTANI in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
HORNS demolished SLAUGHTER PRST in a 1 minute uneven competition.
MAGNA DON was narrowly defeated by TALPER in a 3 minute gruesome novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  18         WALL OF STEEL     56 -  41 -  3      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         TOTAL PARRY       40 -  35 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         LUNGING ATTACK   125 - 116 - 12      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         SLASHING ATTACK   50 -  54 -  2      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         STRIKING ATTACK   66 -  80 - 10      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  18 -  1      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     26 -  39 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    32 -  50 -  2      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        26 -  45 -  3      37  |

Turn 467 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  9         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  6         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  2                                       2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  8                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  4                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   STINKALOGICAL 5409         19   9  1  143 BOOK OF STINK (364)
SLASHING ATTACK  CARNAL 5388                19  12  0  121 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
WALL OF STEEL    POTOMACC 5489              15   5  0   99 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
BASHING ATTACK   VIVAMORT 747               21  19  2   96 SONS OF SATAN (20)
STRIKING ATTACK  SYLVESTER F. 5620           4   2  1   66 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SONJA BLOODBANE 5474       12   6  0   62 THE BLOODBANES (474)
PARRY-LUNGE      SIMON BLOODBANE 5490        9   8  1   53 THE BLOODBANES (474)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STINKALOGICAL 5409.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MR. TWISTER 5716.  The ten other most popular fighters were GALE FORCE 5418, 
SANTO STINKO 5400, GLIMMOR 5503, MAINE COON CAT 5358, RUDI JAMOS 5428, ROBIN 5779, 
STINKALOGICAL 5409, MALLIA 748, SKULL STROKER 5590, and SENSEI JAN 5619.

The least popular fighter this week was UGLY FOG 5414.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SLAUGHTER PRST 5781, BRITTANI 5780, WRECKER 5759, SKA-BOOM 5743, TWEETY 
5738, MATSUDA KAO 5712, ALEXIS 5705, SPIDER 5625, SI-SHREE 5587, and HURRICANE 5404.

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

STINKALOGICAL (21-5409) BOOK OF STINK (364)
POTOMACC (21-5489) GRIM FANDANGO (454)

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

ADAM AND STINK (21-3999) BOOK OF STINK (364)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 18 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                          CAFFEINE JUNKIE (3-6110) ADDICTED 
                        CATFISH HUNTER (5-3315) PARTY ANIMALS 
                          MATTAHOOPLE (16-4203) GIFTED GODS 
                         SWEET JANE (53-6535) THE DARK TEMPLE 
                              LIL NOIR (62-3311) ENIGMA 
                         NARCISSISTIC NUN (69-8644) ODD SQUAD 
                             LEGION '8' (71-2369) D.O.A. 
                       RAW SEX APPEAL (82-1331) WHY WE LOVE TUM 
                         ZOMBIE STOMP (82-2617) NO MORE TEARS 
                        VIOLENT VOLE (82-4565) MAMMAL MILITIA 
                         LADY OF THE MOON (82-5481) HARM NONE 
                      KAMIKAZI GNAT (82-6073) DEADLY ATTACKS II 
                      THE 13TH WARRIOR (82-6346) STOOPID MOVIES 
                              SIRTON (82-9190) I AM SUCK 
                            DUNE (82-10414) 4-LETTER EPICS 
                           FLEM (82-12614) 4-LETTER FLUIDS 
                     GREENHOUSE EFFECT (82-12996) GLOBAL WARMING 
                         UGLY (82-14501) 4-LETTER DESCRIPTION 

                                          -- Green Eyes