DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/26/2003    Duedate: 12/09/2003

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-470

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SONJA BLOODBANE
THE BLOODBANES (474)
(21-5474) [15-6-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SONJA BLOODBANE                YOUNG BLOOD
THE BLOODBANES (474)           PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
(21-5474) [15-6-0,100]         (21-5723) [6-2-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUDI JAMOS                     HI-JINX
SWORD OPERA (323)              MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
(21-5428) [15-12-0,57]         (21-5778) [2-2-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BOOK OF STINK (364)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOOK OF STINK (364)         37
2. MINISTRY OF SKA (496)       34      YAKUZA (475)
3. IRONIC TAILS (484)          27      Unchartered Team
4. THE BLOODBANES (474)        27
5. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         19      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*PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)      6   2  0 75.0   1/ 2 BOOK OF STINK (364)       8  5 0
 2- 2*SPORTS (497)              12   5  0 70.6   2/ 6 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     8  7 0
 3- 3 MEOW MIX (466)            59  37  1 61.5   3/ 4 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    7  7 0
 4/ 4 YAKUZA (475)              60  47  2 56.1   4/ 3 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       7  7 0
 5/ 6 SONS OF SATAN (20)       239 197 32 54.8   5/ 8 YAKUZA (475)              7  8 0
 6/ 7 NASTY MOB (456)           52  44  3 54.2   6/ 7 THE BLOODBANES (474)      6  1 0
 7/ 8 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    72  65  8 52.6   7/ 9 IRONIC TAILS (484)        6  9 0
 8/15 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     25  23  3 52.1   8/16 RAGE (501)                5  4 0
 9- 9 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      322 300 33 51.8   9/12 THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)  5  8 0
10-10 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       89  83  5 51.7  10/11 SONS OF SATAN (20)        5 10 0
11-11 STORM WARNING (472)       65  63  4 50.8  11/15 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      4  1 0
12/12 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      129 127  4 50.4  12/17 KANO CLAN (106)           4  2 0
13-13*KILL AT WILL (491)        14  14  5 50.0  13/14 NASTY MOB (456)           4  3 0
14-14*I.Q. CENTRAL (310)         1   1  0 50.0  14/ 5 SWORD OPERA (323)         4 11 0
15/17 THE BLOODBANES (474)      43  49  1 46.7  15-10*SPORTS (497)              3  1 0
16/16 RAGE (501)                24  28  1 46.2  16- 1 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       3  2 0
17/18 BOOK OF STINK (364)      107 131  6 45.0  17/20*PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     2  1 0
18-19*DREIH'S TRIBE (490)       17  21  0 44.7  18-22*KILL AT WILL (491)        2  3 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 IRONIC TAILS (484)        30  39  4 43.5  19-19 STORM WARNING (472)       2  3 0
20/22 KANO CLAN (106)          130 184  7 41.4  20-25*I.Q. CENTRAL (310)        1  0 0
21/21 SWORD OPERA (323)        377 537 14 41.2  21-21 MEOW MIX (466)            1  1 0
22/24 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      23  36  1 39.0  22-18*DREIH'S TRIBE (490)       1  3 0
23/25 THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)  18  45  2 28.6  23-23 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Yo yo yo, what up, Sunset?!?!!  Quicksilver O.G. (that's original gangsta to
those of you not "down" with the street lingo) here, keepin' it real and bringin' you
the freshest, most fly report on the phattest contest to ever hit Alastari (insert
ridiculous posturing and several vague gang hand signs here)!!!
     Ok, fine, I'll stop now.  Happy?  Don't know where I was last turn.  Haven't the
foggiest.  Say, anybody seen my pants?  Ahem...anyway....
     The race for the rollups, the MOTS (Manager on the Sands) contest continues on
unabated in our glorious arena, Sunset!!  Jewel of the Delarquan Federation, self-
proclaimed Arena of Death, and so on and so forth and all of that, yada yada yada...
winner (first one to ADM) gets five fresh team rollups and a DA monster named after
them for six months, and the losers?  Well, we have some lovely parting gifts for
you...NOT!!  Ha ha, go back to your guildhouse and cry like a little girl!!
     Last turn our top two contenders both took the turn off, leaving the rest of the
bunch to play catch up.  Mr. Twister jumps into second place with a gimme win over a
standby, but if you think he's coasting, check out his tourney performance.  Congrats
on your TV, Twister, use that challenge wisely!  Sensei Jan is finally almost out of
the initiates with a win over one of those Harlot chicks, I love a good cat fight!
Golf clap for Sensei...Dreihdenflahg and Slaughter Priest both took a pit stop as
well, while Youngblood continues his creep up the lists with another win and Rude
Buddha oversteps himself and takes a Bloodbane beating.  In our spotlight Manager vs.
Manager match (there seems to be just one each cycle, so it might as well be a
spotlight fight, don't you think?), C. Canary threw down the gauntlet to Klep, and
apparently Klep picked it up, pulled a Bugs Bunny and inserted a brick and WHAM!  C.
Canary was really seeing canaries after that one!!  Get it??  Because of the name,
SEE canaries??  Ah, my side!!
     For all their talking, none of our dead managers appears to have done squat in
the tourney, but I believe we will be seeing some new blood out there this turn,
watch for them!  The standings are as follows:

 1) Sylvester F./Frothingsloshers     5-2-1  82 pts
 2) Mr. Twister/Indy                  6-2-0  53 pts
 3) Mordraith/Indy                    3-3-2  38 pts
 4) Sensei Jan/Vendetta Cartel        7-3-0  33 pts
 5) Dreihdenflahg/Vendetta Cartel     5-2-0  33 pts
 6) Youngblood/The Firm               5-2-0  25 pts
 7) Klep/Indy                                24 pts
 8) Rude Buddha/Indy                  2-2-0  18 pts
 9) Slaughter Priest/Indy             1-1-0  11 pts
10) C. Canary/Indy                    2-2-0  10 pts

     We've had a couple managers go inactive, I see.  Mr. Mojo, Papaiz, Sly, where
are you loafers??  Get back in the ring, boys!  We'll welcome you back with open arms
and blades drawn!!  That's if for now, PEACEI'MOUTAHERE!!!!

Quicksilver

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

At an inn near the waterfront--

     "Heroic CANARY?"  Lord Protector Livid, who had graduated from Sword Opera back
when it was Team Gore, was actually rendered speechless for a moment.
     Ace appreciated that.  Livid was a pain in the butt.  "Disgusting, isn't it?
It's because of this Managers on the Sands thing, and a guy Beloski killed--by
accident, mind you!  He isn't good enough to kill anybody on purpose.  So Butterfly
came up with this OPERA...."
     "Oh, gods, her operas!  I hate them.  She has NO taste at all," Gore Juss
complained.  "Caterwauling about being doomed and star-crossed and all that stuff.
What a waste of time and energy!"
     "Time and energy which could be better spent admiring you?" Ace asked.  It
hadn't taken him long to realize that Gore Juss was the center of her own world.
     "Certainly!"  Gore Juss frowned.  "Butterfly should have called ME to play the
heroine!  Quite right of her not to do it herself--she's such an old hag!--but I
would have been much better than this Miranda Grace person."
     "And what kind of name is that for a gladiator, anyway?" Livid sneered.  "Sounds
like softie, a push under, a--"
     "Now that the team is really an OPERA company instead of thorough-going
gladiators...well, what can you expect?"  Gore Juss shrugged.

At the Sword Opera Guildhouse--

     Madam Butterfly clutched at her hair.  "No no no!"  She snatched the thick tome
out of Victor's hands, nearly dropping it when she discovered how heavy it was.
"You're supposed to be studying your PART, Vic!  Not this..." she squinted at the
cover of the book, "History of Skaithvarn.  Willard Spearman?  Never heard of him."
She turned with the obvious intention of tossing the book into a corner.
     Victor snatched it from her hands quickly.  "You said the hero, Canari, is an
exiled nobleman from Skaithvarn," he pointed out.  "I'm just doing a little reading
to get the feel of the part.  Very useful stuff in here...this Spearman wrote plays,
you know.  He understood what a man needs to know to portray a character."  He
flipped through the pages.  "This 'Queen of Gorlon'--"
     "He wrote that?  How odd.  I never realized his first name was Willard...."  The
diva shook herself slightly.  "Not that it matters!  The important thing is MY OPERA,
and you are needed for rehearsals in half an hour."  She fixed him with a basilisk
glare.  "And you have to know your part!"
     "I will, don't fuss, Butterfly.  Which scene are we working on today?"
     "The one where the heroine's father refuses them permission to marry, which
causes Canari to leave Skaithvarn and seek his fortune in a wider world.  Noble
renunciation and heroic determination on your part--that's all you need."
     "What part of Skaithvarn exactly is Canari from?"  Victor turned to the map in
the back of the book, then cocked an eyebrow at his teammate.
     "VIC!  It doesn't MATTER!" she shrieked.

A rented hall near the arena--

     Victor leaned against the wall and watched while the man--an older Lord
Protector named Bruise--ran through his main speech, the one where he denounced
Canari as a penniless outcast and refused him permission to call upon his daughter,
the heroine, played by Miranda Grace.  Bruise got a lot of fire and brimstone into
that speech; it was impressive.  Madam Butterfly, playing the heroine's scheming,
socially ambitious mother, stood in the background looking smug and unyielding.
Miranda Grace twisted her hands together and looked tearful.
     Good melodrama, Victor decided, but... "A real hero would just challenge the old
man to a duel and be done with it," he suggested.  And grinned as Madam Butterfly
shrieked....

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 483): DENNIS of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 368): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): THE MAN of FAMOUS HITTERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 484): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 483): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): CASTOR of ASTRONOMICAL (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 479): KEPLER of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): IRON HANDS LEE of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): SANTO STINKO of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 434): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 421): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 319): NAMES of SADISTS F2F II (SunGod, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 140): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 362): LEE AT TOURNEY of LETHAL LADIES from JHELUM (A-Sop)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 483): SOUL HAREM (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 368): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 484): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 483): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 479): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 434): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 421): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 319): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 140): FAVORITE THINGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 362): DARK PANTHEON, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): THE MAN of FAMOUS HITTERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 487): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 482): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): CASTOR of ASTRONOMICAL (Jinx, mgr.)
               (turn 483): GAMBLE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                           SESAME of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 478): MUNCHIES of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
                           QUONSET of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
                           HOTTA WATTA of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): CHASITY BELT of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
                            TUM of FROM THE FACE (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
                            CHOLLA of POWER PLANTS (Hoffa, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): SANTO STINKO of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
               (turn 468): CLAW of MEOW MIX (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           CARNAL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stick, mgr.)
                           MALLIA of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
                           VIVAMORT of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               WHAT'S UP, DUCK? of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
                 (turn 368): REIDI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
                          GHASTLY MIGRAINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): SIR LANCELOT of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

And the saints go marching on....  Again, the "arena of death" should be appalled
that a size 3 warrior made it through their lethal ranks.  Santo Stinko has some
pretty decent numbers and learned great.  And like Carnal, he picked up battle axe as
a favorite.  His graduation leaves me with little left for a good team, but I like
this arena enough to stick it out for a while.  Please feel free to kill some of the
crap I'm running now.

Klep, for Santo Stinko and Book of Stink

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out SUNSET to see 
what's new.  Like, BLACKEST PRIDE had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off 
#1 spot by BOOK OF STINK!  Way to go BOOK OF STINK!  RAGE like really fought hard to 
move up to 8th from 16th.  Way to go!  Cut this out and put it in your scrapbooks, 
MINISTRY OF SKA!  'Cause they got 4-1-0 and moved up to 2nd!  MVP award for SONJA 
BLOODBANE?  THE BLOODBANES' proud of her after beating KITTY CHOWDER and getting 14 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  EMNITY got smashed by AMBITIOUS GUARD, and 
lost 9 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think SANTO STINKO 
should let THE BUTCHER be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear 
the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic 
fighters for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  YAKUZA was the most avoided team.  
Is a 60-47-2 record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why CARNAGE 
CANARIES' been avoiding YAKUZA so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  
Like, is ORIGINAL STINK popular, or what?  It was challenged the most in all of 
SUNSET!  It's got a 9-29-0, is that good?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONJA BLOODBANE 5474         15   6  0   100       THE BLOODBANES (474)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VEG-O-MATIC 5650             21  13  1   104       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
-TSUNAMI 5470                 13   4  0   104       STORM WARNING (472)
 THE BUTCHER 5374             11   3  0    94       NASTY MOB (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GALE FORCE 5418              11  13  0    87       STORM WARNING (472)
-FANCY FEAST 5306             12   3  0    86       MEOW MIX (466)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAISHO 5485                  17   6  1    84       YAKUZA (475)
 GLIMMOR 5503                 13   8  0    81       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-SYLVESTER F. 5620             5   2  1    81       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-HURRICANE 5404               11  15  1    80       STORM WARNING (472)
 KITTY CHOWDER 5466           15   9  1    77       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 RAZOR MELODY 5577             8   6  2    77       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 SI-SHREE 5587                 6   7  1    75       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
-WILD THING 5649              16  18  1    74       TRANSGRESSORS (492)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELL BOTTOMS 5493            11  10  0    66       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 MR. TWISTER 5716              7   2  0    66       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 PERSIANA JONES 5682           6   2  0    66       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 I ATE A PUTY TAT 1512        13  14  0    61       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 ORIGINAL STINK 4244           9  29  0    60       BOOK OF STINK (364)
-COMPACTOR 5647                8   9  2    59       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 RUDI JAMOS 5428              15  12  0    57       SWORD OPERA (323)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UGLY FOG 5414                12  13  0    56       STORM WARNING (472)
-SIMON BLOODBANE 5490          9   9  1    53       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 SYRANO BLOODBANE 5720         6   3  0    53       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 KAMI 5521                    14   6  0    52       YAKUZA (475)
 ROGAN 5755                    8   5  1    52       RAGE (501)
-VOLLEYBALL 5691               6   1  0    51       SPORTS (497)
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566             8   7  1    47       SWORD OPERA (323)
-MAINE COON CAT 5358           8  11  0    43       MEOW MIX (466)
 RONALD REAGAN 1588            7   7  0    42       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 MIRANDA GRACE 5552            6  10  1    42       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SENSEI JAN 5619               8   3  0    38       YAKUZA (475)
 CHARON 1565                   7   8  2    38       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 EMNITY 5748                   6   1  0    38       RAGE (501)
-MORDRAITH 5631                3   3  2    38       KILL AT WILL (491)
-SWIMMING 5693                 5   2  0    35       SPORTS (497)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DREIHDENFLAHG 5679            5   2  0    33       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
-GRAVITY THIEF 5627            4   2  2    30       KILL AT WILL (491)
 SKA-BOOM 5743                 3   4  1    30       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 YOUNG BLOOD 5723              6   2  0    29       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
 STINKY LEE 5792               2   0  0    29       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 ZERO COOL 5685                6   4  1    27       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 TWEETY 5738                   3   4  0    27       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-MOMORO WA 5514                8   1  0    25       KANO CLAN (106)
 ALEXIS 5705                   4   5  0    25       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
-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                  
 GERYON 1710                   5   7  1    23       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 MUSHIKU BO 5713               5   3  0    23       KANO CLAN (106)
 MINAMI KAZE 5164              4   4  0    23       KANO CLAN (106)
 WRATHCHILD 5747               3   3  0    23       RAGE (501)
 KLEP 5791                     2   1  0    22       BOOK OF STINK (364)
-MATSUDA KAO 5712              5   0  0    21       KANO CLAN (106)
 HI-JINX 5778                  2   2  0    21       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-SOLOMON BLOODBANE 5475        4   8  0    20       THE BLOODBANES (474)
-BRICK 5622                    3   5  0    20       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
 STORMCHILD 5746               3   3  0    20       RAGE (501)
-ROCKET SCIENTIST 5658         5   2  0    19       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
 RUDE BUDDHA 5765              2   3  0    16       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-METARU YONA 5350              4   2  0    15       KANO CLAN (106)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C. CANARY 5766                3   2  0    15       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 EXECUTIONER 5734              2   0  0    15       NASTY MOB (456)
-BEAVIS 3486                   1   0  0    15       I.Q. CENTRAL (310)
-LITTLE FUJIKO 5630            4   2  0    14       KILL AT WILL (491)
-SPIDER 5625                   3   5  0    14       DREIH'S TRIBE (490)
 ACE 5732                      3   5  0    14       SWORD OPERA (323)
 LIQUID GOLIATH 5800           1   1  0    11       IRONIC TAILS (484)
-SUPER FRIENDS 5757            1   0  0    11       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
-SLAUGHTER PRST 5781           1   1  0    11       STORM WARNING (472)
 CAT KABOB 5802                1   0  0    10       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 STIK 5817                     1   0  0    10       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 GACKLE 5767                   2   2  1     9       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MONTRIEUX 5788                1   2  0     9       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-ROBIN 5779                    1   2  0     9       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 CHUNKY FAMINE 5790            1   2  0     9       IRONIC TAILS (484)
-RON RON CLOU 5787             1   0  1     7       KILL AT WILL (491)
-PERFERATOR 5741               1   3  0     6       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 TALPER 5784                   1   3  0     6       SWORD OPERA (323)
 STEELAWAY 5818                1   0  0     6       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-HORNS 5770                    1   2  0     5       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-CYRANO 3483                   0   1  0     5       I.Q. CENTRAL (310)
-CANDY*EYESLUGGER 5733         0   2  0     4       KILL AT WILL (491)
-MOON BEAM 5745                0   3  0     4       RAGE (501)
-WRECKER 5759                  0   4  0     4       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
-SUPER HOST 5758               0   1  0     1       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 CERBERUS 5806                 0   1  0     1       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 TIEN 5808                     0   1  0     1       YAKUZA (475)
 MINOS 5805                    0   1  0     1       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 STINKY SWEET 5807             0   1  0     1       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 STAGNIA 5803                  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 REVENGED
STINK JOB 5801         0  1 0 BOOK OF STINK 364     ARENAMASTER HARTH 410 470 NONE    
VEIL DANCER 5719       1  5 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454     MIRANDA GRACE 5552    467 JUST REV
PINEAPPLE HEAD 5644    4  4 1 IRONIC TAILS 484      LIBERATOR 5775        467         
MONKEY GRIZZLE 5789    0  1 0 IRONIC TAILS 484      RON RON CLOU 5787     468         
FLUK 5809              0  1 0 YAKUZA 475            QUICKSILVER 406       470 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Okay, I'm declaring my participation in this MotS Tourney.  (What are the rules?) --
Myrrdin and company

Lord Protector Santo Stinko -- Much better fought on your part that time.  Congrats
on your invite, hopefully I'll see you soon in 100 perhaps, and we can pick up where
we left off.  Salute! -- Glimmor

Sylvester -- I had to read that personal twice.  You're not going soft on us, are
you??  Giving people a chance, what's gotten into you? ;) -- Stik, who by the way
will take the chance, you can stay inactive for a few more turns if you like while I
try to catch up!

Rogan -- Welcome to you and your lads.  You never said just what team you are,
though. -- Stik, Grim Fandango and The Bloodbanes

C. Canary -- We'll not be smack talked in any damn opera!  Challenge some more and
we'll test your theory! -- The Bloodbanes

Rude Buddha -- Not today, not ever. -- Syrano Bloodbane

Razor Melody -- You were getting a little big for your britches, there. -- Sonja
Bloodbane

Cyrano -- Is there room for two of us in this arena?  At least I've got a last name.
-- Syrano Bloodbane

Whoohoo!  I'm back in the MOTS!!  Look out!!!  Now watch, I'm already dead again. --
Stik

Sylvester -- Thanks! -- Losers

Klep -- Nice hit.  Must have been a Nuke Powered weapon. -- C. Canary

Rudi James -- Don't you start thinking you can hang with us big boys. -- Kitty
Chowder

Taisho -- Good fight. -- C. Canary

Minami Kaze -- Thanks for the skills. -- Tweety

Ugh!  What a horrible tourney.  My best guy went to round eight, and he was in the
dead tourney.  I hope everybody else fared better. -- C. Canary

Sonja Bloodbane -- Nice fight.  Too bad on the limited learns.  We may meet again. --
Razor Melody

Gackle -- Your early challenge match took me by surprise.  I didn't even get a chance
to eat breakfast. -- Chunky Famine

Executioner -- At least your blade was sharp for someone in your line of work. --
Liquid Goliath

Talper -- A peeled grape is better than a crushed grape. -- Ghost of Magna Don

Congratulations to all those graduating. -- Mr. Twister of Ironic Tails

Geryon -- Your father must be worried.  You lot aren't supposed to HAVE weak sides.
-- Lugo Beloski

Zero Cool -- Yes, well, in the absence of "cool," grace does quite well. -- Miranda
Grace

Montrieux -- Wow, that sounds like a Hero name!  I wish *I* had a cool Hero name like
that! -- Talper

Kitty Chowder -- "Unbelievable deadly force"?  I DON'T believe it.  How could any
woman use "deadly force" against ME? -- Rudi Jamos

Mushiko Bo -- So!  You're in league with them are you?  Going to help them cut me out
of my rightful place as the hero of the opera, are you?  Well, I just might have
something to say about that! -- Ace

Ushhiko Bo -- What he has to say is, "Ouch."  Bah.  His feet are clay to the
shoulders. -- Madam Butterfly

Ed. -- Hey, as long as somebody else does the peeling, I don't care!  Peeled grapes,
peeled cherries, peeled strawberries, peeled pickles, see if I care, eh? -- Ace,
leaning back in the hammock and letting all the beautiful babes come along and feed
him peeled grapes

     I can understand all the others, but peeled strawberries?  I'd like to SEE
     someone peel a strawberry! -- Ed.

C. Canary -- I'm a pushover for my fans. -- Nick

C. Canary -- Have you ever tried holding a weapon with nothing but thumbs? -- Lugo
Beloski, the ten-thumbed wonder

Persiana -- Hey, us Heroes are Men, first, and Men don't mince their words.  You get
the words whole, uncut, and raw. -- Ace

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your
team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FLUK was butchered by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
STINK JOB was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
GLIMMOR demolished MIRANDA GRACE in a 2 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
MR. TWISTER devastated ORIGINAL STINK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
I ATE A PUTY TAT was overpowered by SI-SHREE in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SYRANO BLOODBANE vanquished RONALD REAGAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PERSIANA JONES viciously subdued KAMI in a 2 minute gory Challenge competition.
TWEETY was overcome by CHARON in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
KLEP lost to SENSEI JAN in a 2 minute beginner vs. veteran Challenge duel.
SKA-BOOM vanquished GERYON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MONTRIEUX was savagely defeated by MUSHIKU BO in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge match.
GACKLE was overpowered by STINKY LEE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SANTO STINKO demolished THE BUTCHER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
KITTY CHOWDER was devastated by SONJA BLOODBANE in a 2 minute one-sided Title battle.
TAISHO beat RAZOR MELODY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory conflict.
RUDI JAMOS was vanquished by BELL BOTTOMS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ROGAN viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a tiresome 12 minute bloody fray.
LUGO BELOSKI bested ALEXIS in a popular 2 minute brawl.
EMNITY was beaten by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute match.
YOUNG BLOOD savagely defeated RUDE BUDDHA in a 1 minute brutal bout.
ACE was overpowered by MINAMI KAZE in a 2 minute mismatched conflict.
EXECUTIONER viciously subdued TALPER in a popular 1 minute gruesome bout.
STORMCHILD was subdued by ZERO COOL in a action packed 2 minute bout.
WRATHCHILD won victory over OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute fray.
C. CANARY bested CHUNKY FAMINE in a 3 minute bout.
HI-JINX savagely defeated STAGNIA in a action packed 3 minute brutal novice's fight.
LIQUID GOLIATH overpowered TIEN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MINOS was overpowered by STIK in a 1 minute uneven match.
CERBERUS was savagely defeated by STEELAWAY in a 2 minute gory beginner's duel.
STINKY SWEET was handily defeated by CAT KABOB in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         WALL OF STEEL     46 -  41 -  2      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         LUNGING ATTACK   107 - 100 -  9      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   43 -  41 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  41 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     31 -  36 -  2      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   59 -  71 -  8      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        28 -  36 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    33 -  46 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  21 -  1      42  |

Turn 470 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SONJA BLOODBANE 5474       15   6  0  100 THE BLOODBANES (474)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE BUTCHER 5374           11   3  0   94 NASTY MOB (456)
WALL OF STEEL    TAISHO 5485                17   6  1   84 YAKUZA (475)
STRIKING ATTACK  MR. TWISTER 5716            7   2  0   66 IRONIC TAILS (484)
AIMED BLOW       PERSIANA JONES 5682         6   2  0   66 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
SLASHING ATTACK  SYRANO BLOODBANE 5720       6   3  0   53 THE BLOODBANES (474)
TOTAL PARRY      ROGAN 5755                  8   5  1   52 RAGE (501)
BASHING ATTACK   LUGO BELOSKI 5566           8   7  1   47 SWORD OPERA (323)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RUDI JAMOS 5428.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HI-JINX 5778.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAZOR MELODY 5577, LUGO 
BELOSKI 5566, STORMCHILD 5746, GLIMMOR 5503, SI-SHREE 5587, PERSIANA JONES 5682, 
MUSHIKU BO 5713, C. CANARY 5766, SYRANO BLOODBANE 5720, and STEELAWAY 5818.

The least popular fighter this week was ROGAN 5755.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STINKY SWEET 5807, MINOS 5805, TIEN 5808, STAGNIA 5803, CHUNKY FAMINE 
5790, ACE 5732, RUDE BUDDHA 5765, EMNITY 5748, RUDI JAMOS 5428, and KITTY CHOWDER 
5466.

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

SANTO STINKO (21-5400) BOOK OF STINK (364)