DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/07/2004    Duedate: 01/20/2004

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-473

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TSUNAMI
STORM WARNING (472)
(21-5470) [16-4-0,143]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TSUNAMI                        I SEE SOUNDS
STORM WARNING (472)            COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
(21-5470) [16-4-0,143]         (21-5704) [2-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WILD THING                     C. CANARY
TRANSGRESSORS (492)            CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
(21-5649) [17-20-1,72]         (21-5766) [4-4-0,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STORM WARNING (472)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. YAKUZA (475)                46
2. STORM WARNING (472)         37      YAKUZA (475)
3. CARNAGE CANARIES (147)      32      Unchartered Team
4. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         22
5. SWORD OPERA (323)           21      COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)

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   3  0 66.7   1/ 4 STORM WARNING (472)      11  4 0
 2/ 2 YAKUZA (475)              70  52  2 57.4   2/ 5 YAKUZA (475)             10  5 0
 3/ 3 SONS OF SATAN (20)       245 205 32 54.4   3/ 3 BOOK OF STINK (364)      10  5 0
 4/ 5 STORM WARNING (472)       76  67  4 53.1   4/ 1 RAGE (501)                9  5 1
 5/ 4 NASTY MOB (456)           56  50  3 52.8   5/ 6 IRONIC TAILS (484)        8  7 0
 6- 6 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     30  27  4 52.6   6/ 7 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    7  8 1
 7/ 7 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    79  73  9 52.0   7/11 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       7  8 0
 8/ 8 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       96  91  5 51.3   8/ 9 SONS OF SATAN (20)        6  8 0
 9/ 9 RAGE (501)                33  33  2 50.0   9/ 8 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       6  9 0
10/11*COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)     4   4  0 50.0  10- 2 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     5  4 1
11-10*SCHOOL LOCKER (249)        3   3  0 50.0  11/12 SWORD OPERA (323)         5 10 0
12/12 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      135 136  4 49.8  12/10 THE BLOODBANES (474)      4  2 0
13/13 THE BLOODBANES (474)      47  51  1 48.0  13/15*COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    4  4 0
14/14 BOOK OF STINK (364)      117 136  6 46.2  14/14 NASTY MOB (456)           4  6 0
15/15 IRONIC TAILS (484)        38  46  4 45.2  15-16 THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)  1  2 0
16-16*AIR ATTACK (502)           6   8  1 42.9  16-19*AIR ATTACK (502)          1  4 0
17/18 SWORD OPERA (323)        382 547 14 41.1  17/13 KANO CLAN (106)           1  5 0
18/17 KANO CLAN (106)          131 189  7 40.9  18/18 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      0  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      23  39  1 37.1  19-20*TYCRON'S ARMY (503)       0  2 0
20-20 THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)  19  47  2 28.8  20-21*SCHOOL LOCKER (249)       0  1 0
21-21*TYCRON'S ARMY (503)        0   2  0  0.0  21-17*PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     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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     "What's that?" Rogan yelled across the crowded table to his team mate, cupping a
hand to his ear, "Chavez Ravine Arena?  When did they change its name to Chavez...
oh...how come?  Well ok, never mind that now.  I received word yesterday and we leave
tomorrow at daybreak.  We are escorting this gentleman and his family to 'Chavez
Ravine' previously known as Daiyla Kiv."
     Rogan nodded slightly to the middle aged man at his side wearing the garb of the
sand dwellers.  "This is Arjuna.  Arjuna, this is my crew.  Does anyone have any
questions or concerns before we start preparations?"
     Rogan looked about at his friends one by one and then to his new charge.  "No
questions?  Ok, we meet back here tomorrow morning an hour before dawn, I will be in
my room studying our route.  Wrathchilde, get the horses and food stuffs ready for a
three day journey.  Stormchilde, you prepare the weapons.  Emnity, you come with me
and Moonbeam, you help Wrathchilde.  OK?"
     Rogan turned slightly to Arjuna and bowed his head then gestured towards the
stairs.  "Shall we?"

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Dark Federation #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Rodeki:

     "Princess?  I didn't know she was a princess," Tolugat muttered.  "Princess
Tirisha?  This changes everything!"
     "Yeah."  Adabemis & Balmador nodded with satisfaction.  "This gives us, you
know, whatchit.  Not just a back-street cult.  We've got a princess."
     "She'll be picky," the priest objected.  "She'll want velvet cushions to kneel
on.  Good wine.  All that fancy stuff we can't afford--"
     "Hey, it makes a good show!" the gladiator protested.  "People like a good show.
Velvet cushions, okay, maybe not, but we have to have good wine.  And blood
sacrifices.  Lots of them."  His eyes glittered.  "Lots of blood...."
     Tolugat began to look uneasy.  "That could attract unfavorable attention.
Rulers don't like that, they shut down cults that do a lot of sacrificing, they--"
     "But Princess Tirisha's going to be the ruler," the gladiator pointed out.
"She's one of us.  She's on OUR side.  She LIKES a good bloody cult, I can tell."  He
grinned, the glitter in his eye becoming more pronounced.
     "Oh.  Oh, of course," the priest said faintly.  "Why didn't I think of that...."
     "And we'll have lots of gladiators," Adabemis & Balmador went on.  "Gladiators
like blood, too.  Gladiators are INTO dark cults, after all.  It'll be great!"
     "Right... great.  Of course," Tolugat muttered.  "Lots of...," he swallowed
hard, "lots of blood."

Mordant, the royal palace:

     Talissen, Queen of Mordant, threw down the spy's report and glared across the
breakfast table at her husband, King Samir of Trocar.  "You see!  I told you that if
we didn't deal with Sibikhas and Rodeki, there would be trouble."
     Samir shrugged and cut himself another slice of ham.  "If it gets out of hand,
you can crack down on things, but I like the idea of letting the contenders for
Overlord of Sibikhas fight it out among themselves.  Fewer discontented challengers
left around to make trouble later."
     "And I told you I thought it was a bad idea, on several counts," she snapped
back.  "That kind of chaos is not good for the nation, in the first place.  Second,
the winner could end up being TOO strong, and everyone knowing it.  Third, it ignores
the legal solution, that Morra of Jhans, as Gryzash's wife, should be regent until
his son is old enough to take the rule--"
     "She's got experience at being a regent," Samir remarked, frowning thoughtfully.
"Rather convenient, isn't it, that just when her job ends in Jhans, here comes
another one in Sibikhas...."
     "Coincidences DO happen sometimes.  That's why we have a name for them," the
Queen replied.  "And the fourth reason is that if there is to be some new rulers
among my vassals, *I* should be the one to choose them."
     "That's the best reason," Samir agreed.  He shrugged again.  "So choose one.
But if it isn't someone with the strength to defend the position, you'll have to
commit YOUR army to supporting him.  And if your army's not at home, then you could
be vulnerable."
     After a moment's thoughtful silence, Talissen said, "I need more information.
And I need some warriors to be bodyguards for whoever I do choose.  Gladiators, I
think.  Very useful people, gladiators."

This is a call for volunteers.  A personal, or an email to Livia@reality.com will do
it.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 485): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 371): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally The Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 490): MARY RETZLAFF of AMERICAN APPRAISAL (?, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 486): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 485): SUX0R of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 489): SPONGEBOB of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 487): RAISON D'ETRE of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 481): AERYN SUN of FARSCAPE (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 473): CADEX CFM of THE BIKE SHOP (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 472): TSUNAMI of STORM WARNING (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 446): MAC of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 437): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 189): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 423): SNAPPY GEORGE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 372): DROGOI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 176): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 164): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 321): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 141): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 365): MAUI WAUI of TACO GODS from ZENSU (The Sentinel, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 485): SOUL HAREM (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 371): BIG COUNTRY (Wally The Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 490): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 486): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 485): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 489): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 487): NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 481): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 473): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 472): RAGE (Myrrdin, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 446): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 437): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 189): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 423): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 372): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 176): DREIHDENWALD (Dreihdenflahg, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 164): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 321): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 141): EPOCHOLYPSE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 365): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 370): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 489): GO FISH of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 486): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 485): AUTOMATON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 488): IVANMOE of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 487): ALOHA ALICE of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
                           BUBBA of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
               (turn 486): POPCORN MACHINE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                           SATOSHI KUNO of NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 481): KEPLER of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 473): VIGO of ALCHEMY (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                (turn 472): PROVIDENCE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 437): 2 + 2 = 4 of JUST BECAUSE (A-Sop, 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  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 321): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, Sunset,

A second turn upon the throne for me.  The view is good but the vendors never seem to
make it this far.  The Butcher wasn't up to my challenge but at least he got a skill
out of it, apparently your opponent has to actually do something to learn anything at
the top.  What a bother!

Things are more promising this turn as a new challenger, with a TV yet, reaches the
upper ranks.  I'll make all plans for fighting Mr. Twister this turn.  A guy named
Twister and a gal called Tsunami.  You could just tell we were destined to have a
'stormy' relationship....  Sonya, I promise, if I'm still here next turn, I'll do all
I can to give you that rematch.  Until next I hold the lofty perch, life to you
warriors and everlasting glory!

Tsunami

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
SUNSET.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Say 
good-bye to RAGE, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the STORM 
WARNING stable.  It was a tough week for MINISTRY OF SKA, to drop 8 places in the 
rankings.  Coming up with a solid 3-2-0 outing, TRANSGRESSORS has advanced 4 places 
in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for ROGAN, who flew up 20 points in the 
rankings after mashing RAZOR MELODY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya 
know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  GERYON was beat by SENSEI 
JAN and drops 17 points.  MR. TWISTER got through to the Duelmaster this turn.  No 
doubt he was more than anxious to kick TSUNAMI's tail out of the throne!  Going for 
the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was IRONIC TAILS' MR. TWISTER, 
who was turned away from the Duelmastership by TSUNAMI.  An apple a day keeps the 
doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the SUNSET arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid CARNAGE CANARIES, please raise you hand.  Wow. 
Does SUNSET really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling 
your rasberries, cause YAKUZA beats feet every time CARNAGE CANARIES smiles at them.  
Try farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of TALPER, who was this 
week's most challenged warrior.  Was it guts or an overtaxed mental capacity that had 
KITTY CHOWDER challenge up 44 points in the rankings to take on SONJA BLOODBANE?  
This week KITTY CHOWDER 16-11-1 fought SONJA BLOODBANE 17-7-0 and in losing gained 5 
points.  I know several gladiators who could go for a few fights like that.  EMNITY 
of RAGE had better have a good reason for challenging down 14 points in a challenge 
which she won.  I thought EMNITY showed great skill and promise when she overcame 
RONALD REAGAN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, 
CAT KABOB was mashed by GLIMMOR, who let CAT KABOB know that killing members of GRIM 
FANDANGO is a no-no.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a 
very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in SUNSET have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  And remember, you can pick your friends 
and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TSUNAMI 5470                 16   4  0   143       STORM WARNING (472)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONJA BLOODBANE 5474         17   7  0   117       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 THE BUTCHER 5374             13   4  0    96       NASTY MOB (456)
 TAISHO 5485                  20   6  1    94       YAKUZA (475)
 VEG-O-MATIC 5650             23  14  1    93       TRANSGRESSORS (492)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. TWISTER 5716              9   3  0    89       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 GLIMMOR 5503                 16   8  0    87       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 HURRICANE 5404               12  17  1    85       STORM WARNING (472)
 GALE FORCE 5418              13  14  0    82       STORM WARNING (472)
 ROGAN 5755                   11   5  1    79       RAGE (501)
 KITTY CHOWDER 5466           16  11  1    76       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-PERSIANA JONES 5682           7   3  0    76       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 RUDI JAMOS 5428              17  13  0    74       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SYRANO BLOODBANE 5720         8   4  0    74       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 WILD THING 5649              17  20  1    72       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 UGLY FOG 5414                14  14  0    72       STORM WARNING (472)
 RAZOR MELODY 5577             9   8  2    72       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 KAMI 5521                    17   6  0    70       YAKUZA (475)
-SI-SHREE 5587                 6   8  1    69       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 I ATE A PUTY TAT 1512        15  15  0    68       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SKA-BOOM 5743                 5   4  2    66       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 ORIGINAL STINK 4244          10  31  0    65       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 COMPACTOR 5647                9  11  2    62       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 EMNITY 5748                   8   2  0    62       RAGE (501)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELL BOTTOMS 5493            11  13  0    54       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
-SIMON BLOODBANE 5490          9   9  1    53       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 SENSEI JAN 5619               9   5  0    53       YAKUZA (475)
 KLEP 5791                     4   2  0    49       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 RONALD REAGAN 1588            8   9  0    47       SONS OF SATAN (20)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566            10   8  1    41       SWORD OPERA (323)
 STORMCHILD 5746               5   4  0    40       RAGE (501)
 STINKY LEE 5792               3   2  0    35       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 GERYON 1710                   7   8  1    34       SONS OF SATAN (20)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLAUGHTER PRST 5781           4   1  0    33       STORM WARNING (472)
 TIEN 5808                     3   1  0    33       YAKUZA (475)
-LIBERATOR 5775                1   2  1    33       AIR ATTACK (502)
 MIRANDA GRACE 5552            6  13  1    32       SWORD OPERA (323)
 WRATHCHILD 5747               4   5  1    31       RAGE (501)
 LIQUID GOLIATH 5800           4   1  0    31       IRONIC TAILS (484)
-RUDE BUDDHA 5765              4   3  0    31       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 CAT KABOB 5802                3   1  1    31       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 PERFERATOR 5741               3   4  0    30       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
-YOUNG BLOOD 5723              6   3  0    29       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
-LIGHTNING 5777                3   0  0    29       AIR ATTACK (502)
 STANK NATS 5819               3   0  0    28       BOOK OF STINK (364)
-MOMORO WA 5514                8   1  0    25       KANO CLAN (106)
-ZERO COOL 5685                6   6  1    25       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-ALEXIS 5705                   4   5  0    25       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MUSHIKU BO 5713               5   3  0    23       KANO CLAN (106)
 I SEE SOUNDS 5704             2   0  0    23       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 STINK 5820                    3   0  0    22       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 EXECUTIONER 5734              3   2  0    22       NASTY MOB (456)
-MATSUDA KAO 5712              5   0  0    21       KANO CLAN (106)
 MINOS 5805                    2   1  0    21       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 C. CANARY 5766                4   4  0    20       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-SOLOMON BLOODBANE 5475        4   8  0    20       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 METARU YONA 5350              5   4  0    19       KANO CLAN (106)
 MINAMI KAZE 5164              4   7  0    19       KANO CLAN (106)
 ACE 5732                      4   7  0    19       SWORD OPERA (323)
 PHATE 5825                    2   0  0    18       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 POISON BEAK 5827              1   1  0    16       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-ALICIA 5804                   1   0  0    14       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
-DIRTY SOCKS 2734              1   0  0    13       SCHOOL LOCKER (249)
-SLIMY HAT 2737                1   0  0    13       SCHOOL LOCKER (249)
-HI-JINX 5778                  2   3  0    11       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-SUPER FRIENDS 5757            1   0  0    11       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 DRANE 5833                    1   0  0    11       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 STINKY SWEET 5807             2   2  0    10       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 MOON BEAM 5745                1   4  0     9       RAGE (501)
-ROBIN 5779                    1   2  0     9       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
 TALPER 5784                   1   6  0     9       SWORD OPERA (323)
 WRECKER 5759                  1   6  0     9       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
-CORSAIR 5773                  1   2  0     7       AIR ATTACK (502)
 STEELAWAY 5818                1   3  0     6       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 TOAD LICKER 5830              1   0  0     6       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 BAD ACID 5700                 1   1  0     4       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 BULLY 5822                    1   1  0     4       NASTY MOB (456)
-GYM SHORTS 2736               1   1  0     4       SCHOOL LOCKER (249)
 CERBERUS 5806                 0   4  0     4       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 DAMION 5831                   1   0  0     3       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-AVENGER 5774                  0   3  0     3       AIR ATTACK (502)
 GEISHA 5828                   0   2  0     2       YAKUZA (475)
-ADMIRAL TAEFA 5797            0   2  0     2       TYCRON'S ARMY (503)
-STAGNIA 5803                  0   2  0     2       THE HARLOTS OF HEL (485)
-SWEATY T 2733                 0   1  0     1       SCHOOL LOCKER (249)
-SUPER HOST 5758               0   1  0     1       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 SKYDANCER 5834                0   1  0     1       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-THUNDER BOLT 5826             0   1  0     1       AIR ATTACK (502)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 B. BREAKER 5811               0   1  0     1       NASTY MOB (456)
 RED EYE LOVE 5832             0   1  0     1       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 TRIPPY HIPPY 5829             0   1  0     1       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TWEETY 5738            3  5 0 CARNAGE CANARIES 147  SKA-BOOM 5743         471         
GACKLE 5767            2  3 1 GRIM FANDANGO 454     WRATHCHILD 5747       471 REVENGED
STIK 5817              1  1 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454     CAT KABOB 5802        471 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stinky Lee -- Young Guns, please be careful with your upchallenges and don't expect
an easy win.  I don't have a kill under my belt for no reason....  It's because some
young go-getter decided to try my mettle and get some easy skills, if I remember
correctly. -- Rogan

Glimmor -- You are a more skilled warrior than I.  Perhaps we will have a chance to
try that again after I have had a chance to practice a little bit more. --
Wrathchilde

C. Canary -- Oops??  You challenged and went for the kill, which is all well and
good, just don't pretend it was an accident.  My vengeance is at hand!
Muwahahahaha!!! -- Stik

Taisho -- Almost had you...another time soon, perhaps. -- Syrano B.

Veg-o-matic -- Nice try sparky, but the bigger they are... -- Sonja B.

Tsunami -- Well, get that out of your system, then?  I'm still here.... -- Sonja B.

Damian -- And why can't I take credit??  Confidence is very important in this little
game of ours! -- Stik

Welcome to School Locker, Cosmic Freak out, and Tycron's Army, may your stays be
long, bloody, and glory-filled!!  Drop by the Broken Bone Tavern after the duels for
a drink on us! -- Stik, Grim Fandango and The Bloodbanes

All right, two decent recruits from the RUGs, woohoo!!  Not good MOTS material,
though.  Looks like I might just have to sit out, get some popcorn, and laugh at the
rest of you for the remainder of the contest! -- Stik

Persiana Jones -- Hmm, was this "bury him in the sands" thing some kind of religious
rite?  Because I wouldn't want to mess with your religion, after all.  But if it was
just a demonstration of contempt for me as a warrior, that is a different matter
entirely! -- Rudi Jamos
P.S.  Ahem, I can get you a part in the opera if you want....

Geryon -- If that was your daddy's armor you were wearing, I don't think it's FAIR.
-- Miranda Grace
P.S.  It's too intimidating.

Klep -- I don't see where YOU have a religious excuse for the sand thing, so KNOCK IT
OFF. -- Lugo Beloski

Perferator -- Hey!  You're picking on the wrong guy!  I'm...oh, I guess I'm not the
hero now, am I?  But I still FEEL heroic, so that should count. -- Ace

Stink -- Cheese, good fight, but they're all going to blame ME for our oh-fer turn.
-- Talper, coming last and not liking it

Dear opera fans -- I fear that preparations for the tourney will prevent me from
giving you a glimpse of our great production this time. -- Madam Butterfly

O.G. Stink -- Um...what the heck was that all about?  Come on now, I know you can do
better than that!! -- Emnity

Glimmor -- Thank you sir, may I have another? -- Wrathchilde

Stellaway -- Nice try.  Next. -- Cat Kabob

Ska Boom -- Good fight. -- C. Canary

Compactor -- You suck.  You swing, you miss, then I steal the initiative.  HaHa. -- I
Ate a Puty Tat

Slaughter Prst -- Close fight.  Good luck in the contest. -- C. Canary

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GLIMMOR devastated CAT KABOB in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
MR. TWISTER was vanquished by TSUNAMI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
I SEE SOUNDS demolished WRECKER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
KITTY CHOWDER was bested by SONJA BLOODBANE in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
GALE FORCE savagely defeated I ATE A PUTY TAT in a 3 minute master's Challenge match.
EMNITY savagely defeated RONALD REAGAN in a tiresome 24 minute Challenge struggle.
SYRANO BLOODBANE handily defeated BELL BOTTOMS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
KAMI vanquished KLEP in a 3 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SENSEI JAN overpowered GERYON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SLAUGHTER PRST defeated MIRANDA GRACE in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
METARU YONA was overpowered by TIEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
MINOS savagely defeated MINAMI KAZE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
GEISHA was devastated by EXECUTIONER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
POISON BEAK devastated TALPER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
THE BUTCHER viciously subdued UGLY FOG in a popular 3 minute bloody expert's fight.
VEG-O-MATIC won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
RAZOR MELODY was bested by ROGAN in a popular 4 minute master's brawl.
HURRICANE was narrowly defeated by TAISHO in a exciting 4 minute veteran's match.
WILD THING was savagely defeated by RUDI JAMOS in a 1 minute master's conflict.
ORIGINAL STINK defeated STORMCHILD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
STINKY LEE was overpowered by COMPACTOR in a 1 minute uneven fray.
LUGO BELOSKI slimly won victory over WRATHCHILD in a 2 minute gory contest.
LIQUID GOLIATH savagely defeated ACE in a 2 minute novice vs. expert upset fight.
MOON BEAM was overpowered by PERFERATOR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
C. CANARY savagely defeated CERBERUS in a action packed 4 minute brutal match.
BAD ACID lost to DRANE in a action packed 3 minute novice's fray.
STINKY SWEET beat B. BREAKER in a 1 minute beginner's competition.
STEELAWAY was overpowered by STINK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
STANK NATS vanquished BULLY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fray.
PHATE demolished RED EYE LOVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TRIPPY HIPPY was outlasted by DAMION in a dull 20 minute novice's bout.
TOAD LICKER subdued SKYDANCER in a popular 1 minute beginner's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         WALL OF STEEL     41 -  32 -  2      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       44 -  41 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   38 -  36 -  0      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    90 -  90 -  7      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW        23 -  24 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  20 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   45 -  53 -  4      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    36 -  46 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  34 -  1      38  |

Turn 473 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TSUNAMI 5470               16   4  0  143 STORM WARNING (472)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SONJA BLOODBANE 5474       17   7  0  117 THE BLOODBANES (474)
WALL OF STEEL    TAISHO 5485                20   6  1   94 YAKUZA (475)
SLASHING ATTACK  VEG-O-MATIC 5650           23  14  1   93 TRANSGRESSORS (492)
STRIKING ATTACK  MR. TWISTER 5716            9   3  0   89 IRONIC TAILS (484)
TOTAL PARRY      ROGAN 5755                 11   5  1   79 RAGE (501)
BASHING ATTACK   KLEP 5791                   4   2  0   49 BOOK OF STINK (364)
PARRY-STRIKE     STORMCHILD 5746             5   4  0   40 RAGE (501)
AIMED BLOW       STINKY LEE 5792             3   2  0   35 BOOK OF STINK (364)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WILD THING 5649.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was C. CANARY 5766.  The ten other most popular fighters were HURRICANE 5404, GALE 
FORCE 5418, THE BUTCHER 5374, RAZOR MELODY 5577, BAD ACID 5700, KLEP 5791, MINOS 
5805, LIQUID GOLIATH 5800, KAMI 5521, and RUDI JAMOS 5428.

The least popular fighter this week was TRIPPY HIPPY 5829.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DAMION 5831, EMNITY 5748, RONALD REAGAN 1588, RED EYE LOVE 
5832, STEELAWAY 5818, B. BREAKER 5811, MOON BEAM 5745, STINKY LEE 5792, STORMCHILD 
5746, and UGLY FOG 5414.

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

TSUNAMI (21-5470) STORM WARNING (472)