DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/29/2003    Duedate: 11/11/2003

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-468

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CLAW
MEOW MIX (466)
(21-5337) [19-6-1,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CARNAL                         VOLLEYBALL
GRIM FANDANGO (454)            SPORTS (497)
(21-5388) [20-12-0,123]        (21-5691) [5-1-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAINE COON CAT                 MAINE COON CAT
MEOW MIX (466)                 MEOW MIX (466)
(21-5358) [8-11-0,43]          (21-5358) [8-11-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CARNAGE CANARIES (147)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)    43
2. IRONIC TAILS (484)          32      MEOW MIX (466)
3. NASTY MOB (456)             30      Unchartered Team
4. SONS OF SATAN (20)          29
5. RAGE (501)                  25      SPORTS (497)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*SPORTS (497)              11   4  0 73.3   1/ 4 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    9  6 1
 2/ 1*PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)      4   2  0 66.7   2/ 3 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       9  6 0
 3/ 4 MEOW MIX (466)            59  37  1 61.5   3/ 2 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       8  6 1
 4/ 5 YAKUZA (475)              55  42  2 56.7   4/ 1 SWORD OPERA (323)         8  7 1
 5/ 6 SONS OF SATAN (20)       238 188 32 55.9   5/ 8 BOOK OF STINK (364)       7  7 0
 6- 7*AIR ATTACK (502)           5   4  1 55.6   6/ 9 IRONIC TAILS (484)        7  8 0
 7/ 0 NASTY MOB (456)           49  43  3 53.3   7/ 7*SPORTS (497)              6  0 0
 8/ 9 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    68  60  8 53.1   8/17 RAGE (501)                6  4 0
 9/12 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      322 300 33 51.8   9/ 5 STORM WARNING (472)       6  8 1
10/10 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       89  83  5 51.7  10/14 SONS OF SATAN (20)        6  8 0
11/14 STORM WARNING (472)       65  63  4 50.8  11/13*MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     6  8 0
12/13*MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     19  19  3 50.0  12/ 6 YAKUZA (475)              6  9 0
13/11*KILL AT WILL (491)        14  14  5 50.0  13/11 THE BLOODBANES (474)      5  3 0
14-16*LORD OF DARKNESS (493)     6   6  0 50.0  14-12*AIR ATTACK (502)          5  4 1
15/ 0*I.Q. CENTRAL (310)         1   1  0 50.0  15/10 KANO CLAN (106)           4  2 0
16/15 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      123 124  4 49.8  16/18 MEOW MIX (466)            4  2 0
17/21 RAGE (501)                22  26  1 45.8  17/15*KILL AT WILL (491)        4  6 2
18/20 IRONIC TAILS (484)        27  32  4 45.8  18/20 THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)  4 11 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19 OUTSIDERS (468)           15  18  3 45.5  19/19 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       4 11 0
20/23 THE BLOODBANES (474)      39  48  1 44.8  20/16*DREIH'S TRIBE (490)       3  5 0
21/17*DREIH'S TRIBE (490)       17  21  0 44.7  21/26 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      2  3 0
22/22 BOOK OF STINK (364)      102 127  6 44.5  22-23*LORD OF DARKNESS (493)    1  0 0
23/24 SWORD OPERA (323)        374 530 14 41.4  23/ 0*I.Q. CENTRAL (310)        1  0 0
24/25 KANO CLAN (106)          127 183  7 41.0  24-22 NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)   1  0 0
25-26 NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)   26  41  8 38.8  25/21*PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     1  1 0
26/27 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      21  36  1 36.8  26/ 0 NASTY MOB (456)           1  2 0
27/28 THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)  16  39  2 29.1  27-24 OUTSIDERS (468)           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

     Another day of dueling down in the Jewel of the Delarquan Federation!  The sun
sets upon its namesake as I, Quicksilver, once again take up the pen to document the
carnage that is the MOTS (Manager on the Sands) contest.
     The action's heating up as the contestants try to put their money where their
mouths are and climb the ranks to achieve the prize, immortality and five, count'em,
FIVE brand new never-before-seen team sheets straight from the Gladiatorial
Commission.  Who knows, the next rookies TC could be lurking in there!  Also, the
winning manager shall have the honor (I think it's an honor, anyway) of having a Dark
Arena monster named after them for six months.  Laugh with glee (example:
BUWAHAHAHAHA!!!!) as your fellow managers, utterly bereft of design ideas or perhaps
frustrated beyond patience with an underachieving wuss, send them off to beg for
their lives at your feet in the torchlight while the crowd screams for their demise,
which of course you will provide at no extra charge, cause you da D.A. MAN!!  That's
right, baby....
     What happened last turn??  Let's have us a look.  Sylvester F. stays on top and
looking tough, vaulting all the way to the challenger adepts off a failed Yakuza take
down attempt.  One should always be careful rising too far too fast, shouldn't one?
After another successful tournament he may not need to, though.  Mordraith takes the
turn off and dodges another bloodfeud, them Bloodbanes gotta be steamin'.
Dreihdenflahg comes back with a win and a jump into the Adepts, as Mr. Twister and
Youngblood also put another in the W column.  Sensei  Jan put down C. Canary in our
only manager vs. manager matchup.  Methinks, boys, if you wanna stay in the running,
you best be makin' some up-challenges and gaining some headway outa the initiates!
     New guys!!  Slaughter Priest, I see your duel last cycle, glad to have you
aboard but of course you need to declare your participation in the personals
immediately to qualify officially.  And of course, the erstwhile Sungod.  Got lost on
the way to the arena, son?  Lyratilan doesn't look a lot like Sunset, at least not
while sober.  In any case, after conferring with the contest's host and the
Gladiatorial Commission, it's been decided that if by some chance in hell you make
good on your TC boast that will indeed win you the contest.  A great feat to be sure,
but I'd be loathe to see our winner walk off with the prize without having ever set
foot on Sunset sand to duel.  More likely you may TV (along with a couple other
managers) and get yourself back out here for a real shot with everyone else.  Good
luck to you in any case!

 1) Sylvester F.\Frothingsloshers            4-2-1 66 pts
 2) Mordraith\Indy                           3-2-2 41 pts
 3) Dreidenflahg\Vendetta Cartel             5-1-0 36 pts
 4) Papaiz\Indy                              3-3-0 36 pts
 5) Mr. Twister\Indy                         4-2-0 32 pts
 6) Mr. Mojo\Indy                            3-1-0 31 pts
 7) Youngblood\The Firm                      4-1-0 25 pts
 8) Sensei Jan\Vendetta Cartel               5-3-0 19 pts
 9) Rude Buddha\Indy                         1-1-0 15 pts
10) C. Canary\Indy                           1-1-0  4 pts
11) Slaughter Priest\Indy                    0-1-0  1 pts

     There it is, the ugly truth.  Keep your heads up and your wits about you, this
thing is just getting going!!  Swing away, managers!  I'm outa here, somebody beer
me!!

Quicksilver

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

     "No!" Madam Butterfly shrieked.  "You're supposed to be the HERO, Ace, you love
the girl, you cherish her and--"
     Ace, already upset by the curly blond wig the diva had selected for him,
glowered.  "If I'm going to play the heroic Canary in your damned opera," he snarled,
shifting his grip on Miranda Grace, "it'll be the way *I* interpret the role.  I
don't figure any hero worth mentioning would 'cherish' a tasty little piece like this
like she was some china doll or something.  Heroes know what to do with women!  It's
in the Hero Manual--"
     "There's a manual for heroes?" Talper asked, surprised.  As the newest member of
the team, he realized that he had a lot to learn.  A Hero Manual sounded like a good
place to start.
     "Yeah, I got it with cereal box tops," Ace said.  "It's on top of my dresser.
Help yourself."
     As the young gladiator hurried out of the room, Miranda Grace gave a quick twist
of her hips and slid out of Ace's grip.  "He pinches in the clinches," she observed
without heat.  She rubbed her hip and sighed.  "I never knew being in an opera would
be like this."
     "It isn't SUPPOSED to be," Madam Butterfly gritted.  She threw down her copy of
the script.  "We'll have to get a new actor to play the Heroic Canary."
     "Yeah, right, like there is anybody else!  Who you gonna pick, that runt Jamos?
The kid?  You need me, babe," Ace answered, grinning.
     "This is what you wanted me for?" a new voice asked from the doorway.  Everybody
turned.  The newcomer topped Ace's five foot eleven by two inches and had an easy
self-confidence that Ace lacked.  His cool glance dismissed Ace as unimportant,
flicked across Madam Butterfly, and settled approvingly on Miranda Grace.
     "Yes!"  The diva smiled triumphantly at Ace.  "Meet Lord Protector Black Victor,
a graduate of our team.  He has agreed to take the part of the hero in this opera."
     "So long as I don't have to wear tights," Victor cut in quickly.  "Don't forget
that--try to get me to wear tights, and I'm out of here."

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 481): CHYNA of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 366): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 486): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 481): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 485): SHEMAN DO of HEME-JO CONDITION (Hamich, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 482): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 477): FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 468): LILITH of THE SHADOWS (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 467): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 441): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 432): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 419): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 367): DROGOI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 174): SLIPPERY NIPPLE of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 162): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 317): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 360): BARROCH of SHEPHERDS from TALCAMA (Assurnasirbanipal)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 481): none
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 366): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 486): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 481): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 485): JETHRO'S TOOLS (TigerTiger, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 482): none
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 477): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 468): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 467): SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 441): EVER AFTER (SOL, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 432): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 419): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 367): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 174): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 162): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 317): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): FAVORITE THINGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 360): DARK PANTHEON, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 481): CHYNA of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
                            MAN NEXT DOOR of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 482): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
                           MIAMI MIA of BEACH BABES (Surfer Sam, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 477): GRANDIOSE GRETA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 468): LILITH of THE SHADOWS (Goat, mgr.)
                            SON OF CAIN of UNTOUCHABLES (Angus, mgr.)
                            VAIN VARICOSE of CAULDRON OF HATE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
                            DIRE WOLF of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 467): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
                           POTOMACC of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 466): ADAM AND STINK of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 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  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): RAY of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
                               DADDY of MIKE'S INK (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): SIR LANCELOT of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Alright Stik, I'll write a column.  You run less scum.  You should all be ashamed
that Stinkalogical lords over you right now.  He should have died.  His numbers are
too good to survive basic.  But now he's immortal.  Go figure.

Klep, Book of Stink

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in SUNSET a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as SWORD OPERA is pushed out of top team by CARNAGE CANARIES, who came 
from 4th with a 3-2-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for YAKUZA, whose 2-3-0 this turn dropped them by 6 into 12th.  
RAGE stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 9 space move up the rankings.  This 
brings them up to 8th place.  Good work, guys!  The SONS OF SATAN guild has had a 
4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind 
of thing can lead.  And let's see, TSUNAMI fought POTOMACC and gained 26 points and 
contributed to STORM WARNING's 2-3-0.  SKULL STROKER has lost to SI-SHREE, falling 19 
points, while helping make BLACKEST PRIDE a 3-2-0 turn.  CLAW challenged for the 
Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone BOOK OF STINK's warrior.  And all 
eyes were on CLAW this turn as she ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  SUNSET has 
a new victor!  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped 
under the table at Cagliostro's Castle?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the CARNAGE CANARIES 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on SUNSET, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided CARNAGE CANARIES stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
STORM WARNING.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that SENSEI JAN 
from YAKUZA was SUNSET's most challenged warrior this turn.  I don't know about you, 
but SENSEI JAN challenging down 16 points to MINISTRY OF SKA's HI-JINX, is not really 
worthy of YAKUZA.  It pains me to see warriors take advantage of the system like 
this.  SENSEI JAN subdued HI-JINX, as if it surprises anyone.  In a brave attempt, 
HURRICANE from STORM WARNING challenged up 21 points to fight SANTO STINKO from the 
BOOK OF STINK stable.  HURRICANE perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she was 
bested by SANTO STINKO and ended up with 80 recognition points.  ZERO COOL of 
MINISTRY OF SKA had better have a good reason for challenging down 8 points in a 
challenge which he lost.  I thought ZERO COOL showed great skill and promise when he 
was defeated by GRAVITY THIEF.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Kudos go out to SONJA BLOODBANE this turn, for revenging THE BLOODBANES' 
bloodfeud against KILL AT WILL's warrior MORDRAITH.  Well done.  Cagliostro's Castle 
declares a free round for CARNAL and all of GRIM FANDANGO, for having revenged SWORD 
OPERA's MIRANDA GRACE for killing one of their comrades.  We'd like to remind certain 
teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's 
considered rude.   
     I like this place, SUNSET, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLAW 5337                    19   6  1   122       MEOW MIX (466)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARNAL 5388                  20  12  0   123       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SANTO STINKO 5400            21   9  0   109       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 MALLIA 748                   20  21  1   109       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 VEG-O-MATIC 5650             21  13  1   104       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 TSUNAMI 5470                 13   4  0   104       STORM WARNING (472)
 VIVAMORT 747                 22  19  2    99       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 THE BUTCHER 5374             10   2  0    91       NASTY MOB (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALE FORCE 5418              11  13  0    87       STORM WARNING (472)
-THE ANGEL 5325                8   4  3    87       OUTSIDERS (468)
 RAZOR MELODY 5577             8   4  2    87       IRONIC TAILS (484)
-FANCY FEAST 5306             12   3  0    86       MEOW MIX (466)
 GLIMMOR 5503                 12   7  0    81       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SYLVESTER F. 5620             5   2  1    81       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 HURRICANE 5404               11  15  1    80       STORM WARNING (472)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUDI JAMOS 5428              15  10  0    78       SWORD OPERA (323)
 WILD THING 5649              16  18  1    74       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 SONJA BLOODBANE 5474         13   6  0    69       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 I ATE A PUTY TAT 1512        13  12  0    67       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAISHO 5485                  15   6  1    62       YAKUZA (475)
 KITTY CHOWDER 5466           14   8  1    61       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 ORIGINAL STINK 4244           9  27  0    61       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 COMPACTOR 5647                8   9  2    59       TRANSGRESSORS (492)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UGLY FOG 5414                12  13  0    56       STORM WARNING (472)
 KAMI 5521                    13   5  0    53       YAKUZA (475)
-SIMON BLOODBANE 5490          9   8  1    53       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 ROGAN 5755                    7   5  1    50       RAGE (501)
 BELL BOTTOMS 5493             9  10  0    47       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 EMNITY 5748                   6   0  0    47       RAGE (501)
 SI-SHREE 5587                 4   7  1    47       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 VOLLEYBALL 5691               5   1  0    45       SPORTS (497)
 RONALD REAGAN 1588            7   5  0    44       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 MAINE COON CAT 5358           8  11  0    43       MEOW MIX (466)
-BRAND 5322                    5   7  0    42       OUTSIDERS (468)
 MR. TWISTER 5716              5   2  0    39       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 SWIMMING 5693                 5   1  0    38       SPORTS (497)
 PERSIANA JONES 5682           4   2  0    38       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 MORDRAITH 5631                3   3  2    38       KILL AT WILL (491)
 CHARON 1565                   6   7  2    36       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566             6   7  1    36       SWORD OPERA (323)
 KITTEN FRICASEE 5673          4   4  2    34       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIRANDA GRACE 5552            5   9  1    33       SWORD OPERA (323)
 DREIHDENFLAHG 5679            5   2  0    33       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
-LIBERATOR 5775                1   1  1    33       AIR ATTACK (502)
 SYRANO BLOODBANE 5720         4   3  0    31       THE BLOODBANES (474)
-MR. MOJO 5654                 3   1  0    31       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
 GRAVITY THIEF 5627            4   2  2    30       KILL AT WILL (491)
-PHILLIPA 5432                 7   5  2    28       NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)
-EMMA 5435                     6   8  1    27       NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)
 GERYON 1710                   5   5  1    27       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 MOMORO WA 5514                8   1  0    25       KANO CLAN (106)
 RUDE BUDDHA 5765              2   1  0    25       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 SKULL STROKER 5590            5   5  0    24       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 INERTIA 5761                  3   1  0    24       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 ASYLUM 5786                   2   0  0    24       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOUNG BLOOD 5723              4   2  0    22       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
 ALEXIS 5705                   4   3  0    22       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
-MUSTANG 5776                  1   0  0    22       AIR ATTACK (502)
 SENSEI JAN 5619               6   3  0    21       YAKUZA (475)
-MATSUDA KAO 5712              5   0  0    21       KANO CLAN (106)
 STORMCHILD 5746               3   2  0    21       RAGE (501)
 TWEETY 5738                   2   3  0    21       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-LIGHTNING 5777                2   0  0    21       AIR ATTACK (502)
-SOLOMON BLOODBANE 5475        4   8  0    20       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 BRICK 5622                    3   5  0    20       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
 WRATHCHILD 5747               2   3  0    20       RAGE (501)
 ZERO COOL 5685                5   3  1    19       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 ROCKET SCIENTIST 5658         5   2  0    19       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
-METARU YONA 5350              4   2  0    15       KANO CLAN (106)
 BEAVIS 3486                   1   0  0    15       I.Q. CENTRAL (310)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE FUJIKO 5630            4   2  0    14       KILL AT WILL (491)
 SPIDER 5625                   3   5  0    14       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
-MINAMI KAZE 5164              3   3  0    14       KANO CLAN (106)
 C. CANARY 5766                2   1  0    13       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-MANON 5471                    1   3  0    13       NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)
-CORSAIR 5773                  1   1  0    13       AIR ATTACK (502)
 MUSHIKU BO 5713               3   3  0    12       KANO CLAN (106)
 ACE 5732                      3   3  0    12       SWORD OPERA (323)
 ROBIN 5779                    1   1  0    12       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 KLEP 5791                     1   0  0    12       BOOK OF STINK (364)
-SS-FRAU 5431                  2   4  1    11       NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)
 SUPER FRIENDS 5757            1   0  0    11       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 SLAUGHTER PRST 5781           1   1  0    11       STORM WARNING (472)
 SKA-BOOM 5743                 2   3  1    10       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 OLGA 5731                     2   4  0    10       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 RON RON CLOU 5787             1   0  1     7       KILL AT WILL (491)
 PERFERATOR 5741               1   3  0     6       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 GACKLE 5767                   1   1  1     5       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 HORNS 5770                    1   2  0     5       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-CYRANO 3483                   0   1  0     5       I.Q. CENTRAL (310)
-ROTHGAR 5653                  1   1  0     4       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
-ALONE IN THE DARK 5655        1   1  0     4       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
 TALPER 5784                   1   1  0     4       SWORD OPERA (323)
 CHUNKY FAMINE 5790            1   0  0     4       IRONIC TAILS (484)
-QUAM MASTER 5652              1   1  0     4       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
 CANDY*EYESLUGGER 5733         0   2  0     4       KILL AT WILL (491)
 HI-JINX 5778                  0   2  0     4       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 MOON BEAM 5745                0   3  0     4       RAGE (501)
 WRECKER 5759                  0   4  0     4       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
-AVENGER 5774                  0   2  0     2       AIR ATTACK (502)
 MAGNA DON 5783                0   2  0     2       IRONIC TAILS (484)
-HARDSHIP 5656                 0   2  0     2       LORD OF DARKNESS (493)
 BRITTANI 5780                 0   2  0     2       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 MONTRIEUX 5788                0   1  0     1       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SUPER HOST 5758               0   1  0     1       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 KANG 5793                     0   1  0     1       YAKUZA (475)

'-' 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 JUST REV
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 JUST REV
TYRELA 5589            4  5 1 THE HARLOTS OF HE 485 KITTEN FRICASEE 5673  466         
MONKEY GRIZZLE 5789    0  1 0 IRONIC TAILS 484      RON RON CLOU 5787     468         
PINEAPPLE HEAD 5644    4  4 1 IRONIC TAILS 484      LIBERATOR 5775        467         
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         
NO WAY 5678            0  2 0 NASTY MOB 456         BANDIT PRINCE 412     468 NONE    
RUFFIAN 5546           0  1 0 NASTY MOB 456         ARENAMASTER HARTH 410 468 NONE    
SOCCER 5689            1  2 0 SPORTS 497            KITTEN FRICASEE 5673  465         
KURUWA 5531            5  6 0 YAKUZA 475            QUICKSILVER 406       468 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Damion -- The first step to returning to your winning ways is to _not_ challenge
Blackest Pride. -- Sylvester

Sungod -- Did you get your MotS contestant transferred to 21?  Because you can do all
that you said as long as he has an ID# that starts with 21. -- Sylvester

Kami -- Scummy Wastes don't seem to be a problem for me.... -- Sylvester F.

Storm Warning -- If you intend to participate in the MotS, you will need to announce
in the newsletter. -- Sylvester Frothingslosh

Transgressors and Rage -- Welcome back to Sunset, wayward sons!  May your stay be
long and bloody!  Stop in at the Broken Bone post fights for a round on us! -- Stik,
Grim Fandango and The Bloodbanes

All -- Leaving one Isle for another at last!  Actually the invite came a little
quicker than I'd thought.  The Old Man says my faves turned out pretty sweet and I
might actually run in Talahya at some point soon, so I'll keep my secrets, other than
to say I'm as close to a classic gorilla waste as he's had.  Claw, my last challenge
goes to you, you got your wish.  Salute! -- Lord Protector Potomacc

Mordraith -- Keeping to form, anyway.  Come out and play like a big boy, now. -- The
Bloodbanes

Taisho -- Smack down, baby. -- Carnal

Miranda Grace -- Hey, did you know you've got "TICKET TO IMMORTALITY" stamped on your
forehead?  You do.... -- Carnal, sporting a vicious grin

Nick -- You got your wish, one more lunger dead, not a huge loss.  I don't think I'll
ever graduate one.  From here, anyway. -- Stik

Lord Protector Stinkalogical -- Congrats on your defense of the throne and your
invite, represent us well on the Isle! -- Stik, GF and TB

Klep -- With all these graduates maybe you can get yourself into the MOTS now, hmm??
Never too late! -- Stik

Damian -- With all that's going in the world these days, I think your next two
warriors should be Uday and Qusay, waddaya say?  Them or any two members of Nsync. --
Stik

Rudi Jamos -- Well fought, I was not expecting that. -- Sonja B.

Slaughter Priest -- Welcome to the MOTS! -- Stik, currently, uh, dead...

P'Macc -- I hope you challenge.  I'd like one last shot as well. -- Stinkalogical

Vivamort -- Life's gonna be hell for a basher up here.  Good luck if you decide to
stick it out.  (No offense, Stik.) -- Stinkalogical

Veg-O-Matic -- Bad-Down-Challenge-O-Matic. -- Santo Stinko

Damion -- None taken (and welcome back). -- Klep, Book of Stink

P'Macc -- Just noticed you got the call as well.  Congrats! -- Klep

By the way, I got a late entry in the MOTS thing.  Please kill him. -- Klep

Sonja Bloodbane -- Lovely lady, I had not the least intention of doing you grave
injury!  I assure you that despite my regrettable lack of inches, which SOME people
say makes me unsuited for HEROIC roles, I have the instincts of a TRUE hero to the
fullest degree. -- Rudi Jamos, stuck playing a side-kick and bitter about it, but not
meaning to take it out on you

Veil Dancer -- (shocked look)  But I didn't mean to do that!  I wanted you to teach
me your dances!  I was aiming for your arm, with a kill desire of five, and
unfortunately you blocked and deflected too many of my blows.  I really, really

regret this. -- Miranda Grace
P.S.  Perhaps I am a little on edge from all this rehearsing.  And from dealing with
Ace.

Persiana Jones -- Damned wench!  You're not supposed to treat me like that.  Wenches
are supposed to fall in love with heroes.  Feed 'em peeled grapes and stuff. -- Ace

     Why peeled grapes?  I've always wondered about that bit. -- Ed.

Spider -- I can't STAND spiders! -- Lugo Beloski
P.S.  Even us type-cast villains have our Ochellio's thumbs.
P.P.S.  Don't ask, don't even SUGGEST that Madam Butterfly might want to stage one of
the operas from the Ochellio cycle!  Just thinking about them gives me hives!

Magna Don -- You don't look like a tail, you look like the whole cat, and a big one,
too! -- Talper
P.S.  That wasn't so bad, at the end.  But I didn't like the beginning and the middle
much.

Olga -- (with an eager leer)  Any time, lady, any time at all.  Us official Heroes
can handle it all. -- Ace

C. Canary (and other people) -- I'm not sure how much of the opera I'll get written
today, as certain things came up and sucked off some of the time allotted for it.
But I'll try to put in a little each time, as long as someone's enjoying it.  Feel
free to write something linked to it, if the urge strikes.  This goes for everyone--
cast of dozens!  More the merrier, and all that stuff. -- Nick, Sword Opera

Sensei -- Win some, lose some.  See you around. -- C. Canary

Coon Cat -- I hate cats.  I hate you.  I love beating you.  Don't stray from your
litter box or I'll put the smackdown on you. -- Pudy Tat

Bell Bottom -- You don't teach.  Thanks for nothing. -- C. Canary

Lightning -- Nice comeback in the fight. -- C. Canary

"Vick" is supposed to be "Nick."  More scribes for the Dark Arena. -- C. Canary

All -- Good luck in the tourney.  Let's show why Sunset is the best! -- C. Canary

Geryon -- "No mas!  No mas!"  Who are you kidding; that was the luckiest fight EVER!!
-- Sluggo

C. Canary -- Why don't you pick on some other birdies?  You big brute. -- Sluggo

All -- My team has seen a doctor and the rash on my Harlots is clearing up...so watch
out.

Kuruwa -- Nice try, pal.  Thanks for the learns. -- Mr. Twister

Talper -- You've got some thick skin. -- Magna Don

Liberator -- Saddle-up.  Not my best foot, but a foot nonetheless is coming in your
general direction. -- Ironic Tails

C. Canary -- That was a good fight with I Ate Puddy Tat.  I was surprised with the
results. -- Razor Melody

All -- Good luck at the Halloween Tourney. -- Mr. Twister, mgr. of Ironic Tails

Ace -- I hope you enjoyed meeting my little sis Persiana; she certainly found some
weak spots. -- Ska-Boom

Ace -- How did you like that pounding? -- Persiana

C. Canary -- Yes, that was close.  Interesting strat you used.  Best of luck. -- Rude
Buddha

Asylum -- Ouch! -- Ska-Boom

All -- Thank you for allowing me to join the fun in the Contest.  Though I am getting
a late start, I hope to give you all some competition for the crown.  Fight, kill, be
merry, and may fortune favor the brave. -- Rude Buddha (Sorry for the late
declaration.)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KURUWA was butchered by QUICKSILVER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NO WAY was savagely slain by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
RUFFIAN was assassinated by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CARNAL devastated MIRANDA GRACE in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
SONJA BLOODBANE overpowered MORDRAITH in a 2 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
CLAW devastated STINKALOGICAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
MALLIA devastated GALE FORCE in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
VEG-O-MATIC overpowered GLIMMOR in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
TAISHO was vanquished by RAZOR MELODY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HURRICANE was vanquished by SANTO STINKO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
UGLY FOG was savagely defeated by I ATE A PUTY TAT in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
COMPACTOR was viciously subdued by RUDI JAMOS in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
RONALD REAGAN was narrowly defeated by ORIGINAL STINK in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
DREIHDENFLAHG was beaten by BELL BOTTOMS in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
KAMI handily defeated KITTEN FRICASEE in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SI-SHREE overpowered SKULL STROKER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
YOUNG BLOOD was overcome by CHARON in a 3 minute bloody Challenge bout.
ZERO COOL was bested by GRAVITY THIEF in a popular 1 minute Challenge brawl.
SYRANO BLOODBANE beat BRICK in a 2 minute Challenge match.
GERYON overpowered SPIDER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SENSEI JAN defeated HI-JINX in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
LITTLE FUJIKO was devastated by MR. TWISTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
OLGA was defeated by ASYLUM in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
TWEETY demolished HORNS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
PERFERATOR was vanquished by ALEXIS in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
C. CANARY narrowly defeated SKA-BOOM in a 3 minute novice's Challenge fight.
GACKLE was overpowered by RUDE BUDDHA in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge fight.
VIVAMORT savagely defeated WILD THING in a exciting 1 minute gruesome expert's match.
POTOMACC was handily defeated by TSUNAMI in a 1 minute uneven bout.
THE BUTCHER beat VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute competition.
KITTY CHOWDER was vanquished by SYLVESTER F. in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
VOLLEYBALL overpowered STORMCHILD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LUGO BELOSKI was savagely defeated by ROGAN in a exciting 5 minute gory match.
MAINE COON CAT was luckily beaten by EMNITY in a exciting 5 minute gory bout.
PERSIANA JONES handily defeated MUSHIKU BO in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SWIMMING won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
MOMORO WA luckily beat MOON BEAM in a 9 minute match.
WRATHCHILD viciously subdued ACE in a action packed 9 minute gory bout.
ROCKET SCIENTIST luckily beat CANDY*EYESLUGGER in a crowd pleasing 6 minute match.
TALPER was demolished by BEAVIS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WRECKER was overpowered by KLEP in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
INERTIA handily defeated KANG in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MAGNA DON was vanquished by ROBIN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BRITTANI was demolished by SUPER FRIENDS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SLAUGHTER PRST devastated SUPER HOST in a 2 minute mismatched match.
RON RON CLOU dispatched MONKEY GRIZZLE in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
MONTRIEUX was unbelievably bested by CHUNKY FAMINE in a 10 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  23         TOTAL PARRY       45 -  35 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         WALL OF STEEL     54 -  42 -  3      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         LUNGING ATTACK   124 - 120 - 12      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         SLASHING ATTACK   47 -  53 -  2      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         STRIKING ATTACK   65 -  80 -  9      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     29 -  37 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         BASHING ATTACK    33 -  48 -  2      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  22 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        28 -  44 -  2      39  |

Turn 468 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:

TOTAL PARRY        7 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  5         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  4         3  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  4     LUNGING ATTACK     9 - 14         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  5     
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CLAW 5337                  19   6  1  122 MEOW MIX (466)
SLASHING ATTACK  CARNAL 5388                20  12  0  123 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
BASHING ATTACK   VIVAMORT 747               22  19  2   99 SONS OF SATAN (20)
WALL OF STEEL    GLIMMOR 5503               12   7  0   81 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
STRIKING ATTACK  SYLVESTER F. 5620           5   2  1   81 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SONJA BLOODBANE 5474       13   6  0   69 THE BLOODBANES (474)
TOTAL PARRY      ROGAN 5755                  7   5  1   50 RAGE (501)
AIMED BLOW       PERSIANA JONES 5682         4   2  0   38 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MAINE COON CAT 5358.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MAINE COON CAT 5358.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUGO BELOSKI 
5566, WRATHCHILD 5747, CANDY*EYESLUGGER 5733, MONTRIEUX 5788, ROGAN 5755, I ATE A 
PUTY TAT 1512, YOUNG BLOOD 5723, GRAVITY THIEF 5627, C. CANARY 5766, and SKA-BOOM 
5743.

The least popular fighter this week was MOMORO WA 5514.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHUNKY FAMINE 5790, ROCKET SCIENTIST 5658, ACE 5732, MONKEY GRIZZLE 
5789, SLAUGHTER PRST 5781, BRITTANI 5780, MAGNA DON 5783, KANG 5793, WRECKER 5759, 
and TALPER 5784.

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

CLAW (21-5337) MEOW MIX (466)
CARNAL (21-5388) GRIM FANDANGO (454)
MALLIA (21-748) SONS OF SATAN (20)
VIVAMORT (21-747) SONS OF SATAN (20)

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

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