DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/21/2004    Duedate: 02/03/2004

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-474

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TAISHO
YAKUZA (475)
(21-5485) [21-6-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SONJA BLOODBANE                I SEE SOUNDS
THE BLOODBANES (474)           COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
(21-5474) [18-7-0,128]         (21-5704) [3-0-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAINE COON CAT                 CAT KABOB
MEOW MIX (466)                 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
(21-5358) [9-11-0,52]          (21-5802) [3-2-1,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

YAKUZA (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SONS OF SATAN (20)          55
2. BLACKEST PRIDE (71)         49      MEOW MIX (466)
3. COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)      44      Unchartered Team
4. MINISTRY OF SKA (496)       43
5. YAKUZA (475)                24      COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 MEOW MIX (466)            61  38  1 61.6   1/ 2 YAKUZA (475)             10  5 0
 2/10*COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)     8   5  0 61.5   2/ 8 SONS OF SATAN (20)        9  6 0
 3/ 2 YAKUZA (475)              73  54  2 57.5   3/13*COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    8  5 0
 4/ 3 SONS OF SATAN (20)       249 206 32 54.7   4/ 1 STORM WARNING (472)       8  7 0
 5/ 6 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     33  29  4 53.2   5/ 4 RAGE (501)                8  7 0
 6/ 5 NASTY MOB (456)           58  51  3 53.2   6/ 3 BOOK OF STINK (364)       7  8 0
 7/ 4 STORM WARNING (472)       77  71  4 52.0   7/ 9 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       7  8 0
 8/ 0 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      326 301 33 52.0   8/10 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     6  3 0
 9/ 7 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    81  76  9 51.6   9/ 6 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    6  9 0
10/ 8 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       98  94  5 51.0  10/ 5 IRONIC TAILS (484)        6  9 0
11/12 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      137 139  4 49.6  11/ 7 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       6  9 0
12/ 9 RAGE (501)                35  36  2 49.3  12/12 THE BLOODBANES (474)      5  1 0
13/13 THE BLOODBANES (474)      49  51  1 49.0  13/14 NASTY MOB (456)           5  5 0
14/14 BOOK OF STINK (364)      118 140  6 45.7  14/ 0 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       4  1 0
15/15 IRONIC TAILS (484)        39  50  4 43.8  15/11 SWORD OPERA (323)         4 11 1
16-16*AIR ATTACK (502)           6   8  1 42.9  16/ 0 MEOW MIX (466)            2  1 0
17/17 SWORD OPERA (323)        384 550 15 41.1  17/18 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      1  2 0
18/18 KANO CLAN (106)          131 191  7 40.7  18-16*AIR ATTACK (502)          1  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      24  39  1 38.1  19/17 KANO CLAN (106)           0  6 0
20/ 0 DIRTY SOUTH (465)         14  25  3 35.9  20/ 0 DIRTY SOUTH (465)         0  3 0
21-21*TYCRON'S ARMY (503)        0   2  0  0.0  21-19*TYCRON'S ARMY (503)       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

     Hmmph...zzzz...<ack>...mmm<cough>mmmchokesputtermmphdlkillqpukeANDI'MBACK!!!!!
(Sitting bolt upright as trash falls off him)  Ha ha!! Quicksilver here, ho ho ho and
Merry freakin' New Year!!!!  Wooooo!!  (Looking around and getting up as bugs and
small rodents flee the area)  Hey, where is everyone, the party was just gettin'
goin'!!  Lightweights, all of'em!!  Oh well...I see once again I've been divested of
my clothing, gotta do something about that...where am I again, Sunset you say??
Hmmm...(holding head while appearing to think hard)...OH YEAH!!!  The whole MOTS
thing, that's riiiigghht, now I remember, the reason I'm on this godforsaken island!!
     Ok, I may have missed a little, so let's catch up...(snatching an arena
newsletter from a horrified passerby)....hmm, seems I wasn't the only one taking the
holidays off, where the hell is everyone??  Looks as though our cuddly host Sylvester
Frothingslosh has left the building along with Mordraith and Mr. Twister has taken up
the lead.  Gads, he even fought for the title last cycle!  Got his ass kicked, but
HEY, title bout!!  And let's see, Stik died again, aHAHAHAHA, that's too funny!  Oh,
dead again!!  (falls down momentarily)  That poor guy, really!!  I see Sensei Jan
continues her "slow and easy wins the race" strategy, climbing all the way up to the
lofty adepts with another win.  Klep workin' his way up, with Slaughter Priest hot on
his heels after a nice little challenge win.  Youngblood sits out while C. Canary
languishes at the kid's table, I mean, the initiates, whoops!!  And the rest of the
pack!  Still snorin' off New Year's, the slackers!!  Perhaps they were all tourney
timing for the Face, hmm?  We shall see who may reappear next cycle.  Until then,
carry on, as you were!!  (Strutting off down the street naked, dirty, and hung over)
Keep it moving, nothing to see here....

1)  Mr. Twister/Indy          9-3-0 89 pts
2)  Sensei Jan/VC             9-5-0 53 pts
3)  Klep/Indy                 4-2-0 49 pts
4)  Slaughter Priest/Indy     4-1-0 33 pts
5)  Rude Buddha/Indy          4-3-0 31 pts
6)  Youngblood/the Firm       6-3-0 29 pts
7)  C. Canary/Indy            4-4-0 20 pts

     I believe we've weeded out the pretenders, now is the time to forge ahead,
boldly challenge upwards and onwards, reach for the brass ring, carpe diem and all
that crap, come on people!  Let's duel!!!

Quicksilver

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

A rented hall near the arena--

     "Excellent!  That went exactly right," Madam Butterfly declared, "and you can
SEE--or you would have, if you'd been in the audience--how very good it was once you
settled down to follow the script."
     "It'd be better if we fixed the plot," Black Victor countered.  "Lots better--"
     "What it would be if you 'fixed' it," the diva answered tartly, "is another
story altogether.  Write that other story if you must, but don't import it into MY
opera!"
     "All right, all right."  Vic grinned at her.  "But I love to watch you fume,
you're a knock-out when you're angry!"  He ducked under the book she threw at him.
"No, I mean it!  When does the play go on the stage?"
     "At the end of next month."  She sighed and shrugged.  "I know it's a long wait.
But there was a problem with the theater.*  The end of next month is the earliest we
can get it."
     "Oh, gods!"  Bruise groaned dramatically.  "You're telling me we have to keep
practicing, I mean rehearsing, this for six weeks?"
     "No," Butterfly admitted, "that would be foolish.  We would get stale.  We'll
take some time off, then get back together to polish it when the performance date
comes nearer."  She glanced sternly at the mortal members of the cast.  "Mind you
don't die in the arena before then!"

*The arena on Sunset doubles as a theater and a public auditorium on non-fight days.
Being an island with limited space, the government of Sunset has to conserve that
space.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail, Sunset!

My last column as your DM and I know you're all disappointed, but after watching my
fights the last few turns the commission seems to feel I'm ready.  It would be remiss
of me if I didn't offer some credit to the Froshers Sylvester and Ichabod since my
manager wasn't wild about working me up as he did for a place like Sunset.  They
convinced him, however, and here I am not only still kicking but graduating with some
success to my credit.  I'm 11-5(2)-10-17-21-11-11 lunger.  I've got an attack bonus
but pretty bland favorites, MO/HI, SS and riposte for learn.  Just MA att, AE
initiative, defense and rip.

This turn I reminded Mr. Twister that a TV challenge is no replacement for the skills
to beat your opponent.  The Tsunami rained the Twister out in less than a minute.  At
least by getting the jump he provided the opportunity to learn a skill.  Sylvia B., I
hope you've been practicing, the fights have been on the boring side since last we
met.  I intend to make you earn it if you want to replace me on the throne of honor
as I graduate.

A final time in Sunset I wish; Life to you warriors, and everlasting glory!

Tsunami

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  STORM WARNING?  Who?  YAKUZA is the top team 
these days, buddies!  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing 
at jokes, observe IRONIC TAILS.  Last week they got 1-4-0 to drop by 5!  Good things 
come to those who fight well, as SONS OF SATAN can attest, moving up by 6.  CARNAGE 
CANARIES had cause to celebrate, after KITTY CHOWDER got 25 points by beating THE 
BUTCHER.  THE BUTCHER certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to 
KITTY CHOWDER and losing 18 points in the process!  What can be a greater victory?  
TAISHO has taken his place as the top, as SUNSET's new Duelmaster.  Word has it one 
team in SUNSET is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll 
bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from 
the lion, so did the "warriors" in SUNSET avoid CARNAGE CANARIES.  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of YAKUZA, so did that sorry team shy from CARNAGE 
CANARIES Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  
Whatever it is, ROGAN is the most challenged warrior.  As a confidence booster, 
HURRICANE challenged I ATE A PUTY TAT, down 17 points.  Do you also slay vicious 
rodents in your spare time, HURRICANE?  HURRICANE will have to start challenging 
legless old maids next, as she was defeated by I ATE A PUTY TAT.  Good show, I ATE A 
PUTY TAT!  Place your bets!  ROGAN is the long shot of the week:  they challenged 
SONJA BLOODBANE, up by 38.  Like a mother cat batting her overly rambunctious kitten 
into submission, SONJA BLOODBANE quashed ROGAN.  But ROGAN, if at first you don't 
succeed...  Mismatched by 15 points, DAMION overcame PHATE.  Is this really worth 
noting?  I thought PHATE showed great skill and promise when he was bested by DAMION. 
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Like a tattered, 
worn-out, faded, out-of-fashion garment cast out to rot, ZERO COOL of MINISTRY OF SKA 
has been summarily sent to the Dark Arena.  Congratulations, LUGO BELOSKI.  The 
manager of RAGE should have sent STORMCHILD to the Dark Arena for having a 5-4-0 long 
ago.  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  Like a 
mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid SUNSET farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAISHO 5485                  21   6  1   108       YAKUZA (475)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONJA BLOODBANE 5474         18   7  0   128       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 KITTY CHOWDER 5466           17  11  1   101       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 VEG-O-MATIC 5650             24  14  1    99       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 MR. TWISTER 5716             10   3  0    91       IRONIC TAILS (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLIMMOR 5503                 17   8  0    89       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 GALE FORCE 5418              14  14  0    88       STORM WARNING (472)
-FANCY FEAST 5306             12   3  0    86       MEOW MIX (466)
 PERSIANA JONES 5682           8   3  0    86       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 KAMI 5521                    18   6  0    83       YAKUZA (475)
 I ATE A PUTY TAT 1512        16  15  0    83       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 SYRANO BLOODBANE 5720         9   4  0    81       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 THE BUTCHER 5374             13   5  0    78       NASTY MOB (456)
 ROGAN 5755                   11   6  1    77       RAGE (501)
 HURRICANE 5404               12  18  1    74       STORM WARNING (472)
 SYLVESTER F. 5620             5   3  1    74       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 WILD THING 5649              17  21  1    73       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 EMNITY 5748                   9   2  0    73       RAGE (501)
 RUDI JAMOS 5428              17  14  0    72       SWORD OPERA (323)
 UGLY FOG 5414                14  15  0    69       STORM WARNING (472)
 RAZOR MELODY 5577             9   9  2    67       IRONIC TAILS (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELL BOTTOMS 5493            12  13  0    66       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 ORIGINAL STINK 4244          10  32  0    66       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 SKA-BOOM 5743                 5   5  2    66       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 RONALD REAGAN 1588            9   9  0    61       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 SENSEI JAN 5619              10   5  0    58       YAKUZA (475)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566            11   8  2    53       SWORD OPERA (323)
-SIMON BLOODBANE 5490          9   9  1    53       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 MAINE COON CAT 5358           9  11  0    52       MEOW MIX (466)
 COMPACTOR 5647                9  12  2    48       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 GERYON 1710                   8   8  1    46       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 KLEP 5791                     4   3  0    46       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 RUDE BUDDHA 5765              5   3  0    44       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 PERFERATOR 5741               4   4  0    42       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 INERTIA 5761                  4   1  0    41       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 SKULL STROKER 5590            6   5  0    39       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 ASYLUM 5786                   3   0  0    35       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIRANDA GRACE 5552            6  14  1    33       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WRATHCHILD 5747               4   6  1    33       RAGE (501)
 EXECUTIONER 5734              4   2  0    33       NASTY MOB (456)
 I SEE SOUNDS 5704             3   0  0    33       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-LIBERATOR 5775                1   2  1    33       AIR ATTACK (502)
 MOONSHINE 5386                3   3  2    31       DIRTY SOUTH (465)
 MINOS 5805                    3   1  0    30       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 ROADKILL 5373                 6   4  0    28       DIRTY SOUTH (465)
 HI-JINX 5778                  3   3  0    26       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 DRANE 5833                    2   0  0    26       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-MOMORO WA 5514                8   1  0    25       KANO CLAN (106)
 STINK 5820                    4   0  0    24       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 STINKY LEE 5792               3   3  0    24       BOOK OF STINK (364)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MUSHIKU BO 5713               5   3  0    23       KANO CLAN (106)
 SLAUGHTER PRST 5781           4   2  0    23       STORM WARNING (472)
-MATSUDA KAO 5712              5   0  0    21       KANO CLAN (106)
 METARU YONA 5350              5   5  0    20       KANO CLAN (106)
-SOLOMON BLOODBANE 5475        4   8  0    20       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 MINAMI KAZE 5164              4   8  0    20       KANO CLAN (106)
 ACE 5732                      4   8  0    20       SWORD OPERA (323)
 CAT KABOB 5802                3   2  1    20       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 C. CANARY 5766                4   5  0    19       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 MOON BEAM 5745                2   4  0    19       RAGE (501)
 LIQUID GOLIATH 5800           4   2  0    18       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 TIEN 5808                     3   2  0    18       YAKUZA (475)
 BAD ACID 5700                 2   1  0    18       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 HORNS 5770                    2   2  0    18       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 STANK NATS 5819               3   1  0    16       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 TOAD LICKER 5830              2   0  0    16       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 TALPER 5784                   2   6  0    15       SWORD OPERA (323)
 DAMION 5831                   2   0  0    14       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 TIGER'S TAIL 5638             1   0  0    11       MEOW MIX (466)
-SUPER FRIENDS 5757            1   0  0    11       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 WRECKER 5759                  1   7  0    10       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 STINKY SWEET 5807             2   3  0     9       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 POISON BEAK 5827              1   2  0     8       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 PHATE 5825                    2   1  0     7       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 STEELAWAY 5818                1   4  0     7       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 B. BREAKER 5811               1   1  0     7       NASTY MOB (456)
-CORSAIR 5773                  1   2  0     7       AIR ATTACK (502)
 THE HIPPY 5701                0   1  0     7       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-BULLY 5822                    1   1  0     4       NASTY MOB (456)
 TRIPPY HIPPY 5829             1   1  0     4       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-AVENGER 5774                  0   3  0     3       AIR ATTACK (502)
 SKYDANCER 5834                0   2  0     2       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-ADMIRAL TAEFA 5797            0   2  0     2       TYCRON'S ARMY (503)
 RED EYE LOVE 5832             0   2  0     2       IRONIC TAILS (484)
-SUPER HOST 5758               0   1  0     1       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 MORRIS 5835                   0   1  0     1       MEOW MIX (466)
-THUNDER BOLT 5826             0   1  0     1       AIR ATTACK (502)
-MARLBORO MAN 5419             0   1  0     1       DIRTY SOUTH (465)

'-' 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         
AIRWALK 5299           3  4 0 DIRTY SOUTH 465       ARENAMASTER HARTH 410 474 NONE    
GACKLE 5767            2  3 1 GRIM FANDANGO 454     WRATHCHILD 5747       471 JUST REV
STIK 5817              1  1 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454     CAT KABOB 5802        471 JUST REV
ZERO COOL 5685         6  7 1 MINISTRY OF SKA 496   DARK CHAMPION 411     474 NONE    
STORMCHILD 5746        5  5 0 RAGE 501              LUGO BELOSKI 5566     474         
CERBERUS 5806          0  5 0 SONS OF SATAN 20      BLACK ORC 407         474 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GEISHA 5828            0  3 0 YAKUZA 475            SPYMASTER 409         474 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

C. Canary -- Not to be insulting, but I didn't see where you got that close. --
Slaughter Prst

Miranda Grace-- You, on the other hand, did make it a near thing. -- Slaughter Prst

Taisho -- Usually when I hit 'em they seem to notice.  Could you at least yell ouch a
couple times if we match up again?  Good fight. -- Hurricane

Butcher -- I wasn't up to it yet, but I begin to see hints the day will come.  Won't
be a minute too soon, either!  Well done. -- Ugly

Putty -- That's just the type of fight where I shine.  We'll try again some day,
better luck then. -- Gale

Kitty Chowder -- Your challenge, and your excuse this time is.... -- Sonja Bloodbane

Tsunami -- Uh, I take it back.  Why don't you pick on someone else or head over to
the DA this last turn and let me have the throne, hmmm?? -- Sonja B.

Wrathchild -- Mmm, I think we'll try it again now.  You can definitely have another.
-- Glimmor

Bell Bottoms -- Knew I could count on you, thanks! -- Syrano Bloodbane

Toad Licker -- I think it was your breath that got me.  Is that Shocking Toad or
Tigtoad you've been licking?  My guess is Shocking.... -- Skydancer

     It's all pretty shocking, whatever kind of toad they've been licking.  Moral
     degeneracy and all that stuff. -- Ed.

Red Eye Love -- It pays not to show up on fight day hung over. -- Phate

Here's luck to everyone from Sunset attending the Face, hopefully we'll pick up a
little around here afterwards! -- Stik

Slimmor -- Hey, tuff guy.  You think you're big, don't you.  You suck anyway. -- Cat
Kabob

Sonja -- Good fight. -- C. Canary

Gale Force -- That was weak. -- C. Canary

Talper -- Thank you for sucking.  The skills were nice as well. -- C. Canary

Cerebus -- Back to the dog house for you.  I hate dogs almost as much as I hate cats.
-- C. Canary

Slaughter Prst -- (panting heavily)  That was impressive, sir. -- Miranda Grace

Poison Beak -- The whole IDEA of you scares me!  I just didn't want to close with you
at ALL. -- Talper
P.S.  If that's part of a hero's job, maybe I need to think about it some more.

Wild Thing -- (crossly)  I was all SET for a tussle with a wild woman, and what do I
get?  A GUY.  Gods, I hate that.  I don't tussle with wild guys. -- Rudi Jamos
P.S.  Especially not big, ugly, wild guys.

Wrathchild -- "Token surrender."  Yep, that about covers it.  You youngsters are just
getting too uppity. -- Lugo Beloski

Liquid Goliath -- Man, you are WEIRD. -- Ace

What if I don't want to be most challenged? -- Talper the disturbed not to mention
fearing for his life

Congratulations to Tsunami (assuming I've read the newsletter correctly even though I
couldn't find my magnifying glass) on graduating. -- Nick and Sword Opera

Rogan -- Nice fight.  Thanks for the learns.  See around. -- Razor Melody

Tsumami -- Congrats on your graduation.  I can't say I liked anything about our fight
except the chance battle the Duelmaster. -- Mr. Twister

Ace -- Thanks. -- I hope to start learning more soon. -- Liquid Goliath

Phats -- Short and sweet.  The same way I like my women on those late nites. -- Red
Eye Love

B. Breaker -- Them's the breaks. -- Stinky Sweet

10 January 2004
ZalCon2 Updates (1/9/04)

     The contest will be starting on the turn due February 23rd, 2004 and run for 20
turns.
     Only one team will be allowed for each manager in the contest, regardless of
whether additional teams are announced as contest entries.  No exceptions for any
reason.
     The Style Master points should read that there is +1 point for beating a member
of your own style even if the warrior is not registered for the contest.
     Rolling points for consecutive turns as Style Master means that your warrior
gets the extra point every turn after the first 3 that he continues to hold the
title.
     The points for Quality Wins should be clarified to read the winning warrior is
ranked below by the number of recognition points needed for each bonus point at the
start of the fight.  For example, Warrior A (3-2-0, 17) beats Warrior B (4-1-0, 35)
and receives 2 bonus points under Quality Win for the 18 point difference in the
ranking.
     I believe that is all the clarifications for the moment, please feel free to
email, diplo, call or write me with any other questions or concerns about the
contest.
          Robert Occhipinti aka Zalgor Prigg

10 January 2004
                *     *     *  Third Annual Turf War  *     *      *

     Come one and all to DM 47 (North Fork) for the Third Annual Turf War!  Rules of
the contest will be posted in Turn #208's newsletter (due date Feb. 23).  The contest
will begin on Turn #209 (due date March 22).
     So, get a team there and register!  To register, you must send me a donation of
one (1) rollup CERTIFICATE.  Then, declare your alliance and team in the North Fork
personals.  You may also declare a warrior as champion, and that warrior will earn
(or lose!) double points in the contest!
     Roll-up certs will be *ALL* awarded as prizes, in addition to:

*** Highest Scoring Alliance -- Gets to Rename DM 47 for 6 months!
*** Most returns from DA (Alliance) -- Rename DA monsters for 6 months!
*** Most listings as "Style Masters" (Alliance) -- Pick arena to host the April "05
    Grand Tournament!
*** Warrior with the most awards -- Arenamaster named after him for 6 months!
*** Alliance with the most awards -- Pick the slow arena for TW 4!
*** Team with most "Style Master" listings -- Discover favorites of one warrior on
    team!
*** Warrior with most "Style Master" listings -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns!
    (I'll transfer $7.50 to the manager's account)
*** Alliance with the most kills -- Rename the stand-ins for 6 months!
*** Highest scoring Warrior -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns.  (I'll transfer
    $7.50 to their manager's account.)

     The contest will run for 10 turns, with the winners announced on turn #220.  See
the Turn #208 North Fork newsletter for complete rules and scoring system!  Direct
"declarations" to:  A.D. in the personals, and prize pot entry donations to:
                      Jason Mazuch HSP H-2
                      P.O. Box 339 #924385
                      Sparta, GA  31087-0339
     By snail mail or diplo through RSI.
               Bloody Sands!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
born.
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.
M A T R I X

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AIRWALK was butchered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ZERO COOL was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
CERBERUS was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
GEISHA was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
GLIMMOR devastated WRATHCHILD in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
DRANE outwaited CAT KABOB in a popular 7 minute beginner's Bloodfeud brawl.
HURRICANE was unbelievably bested by I ATE A PUTY TAT in a 4 minute Challenge match.
ROGAN was handily defeated by SONJA BLOODBANE in a 5 minute uneven Challenge melee.
UGLY FOG was savagely defeated by SYRANO BLOODBANE in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
COMPACTOR was overpowered by BELL BOTTOMS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
EMNITY luckily beat RAZOR MELODY in a exciting 5 minute brutal Challenge fight.
SENSEI JAN bested KLEP in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
STORMCHILD was dealt death by LUGO BELOSKI in a exciting 1 minute Challenge battle.
TIEN was devastated by EXECUTIONER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
PERFERATOR handily defeated MIRANDA GRACE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SLAUGHTER PRST was overpowered by GERYON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
RUDE BUDDHA handily defeated STINKY LEE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
HI-JINX devastated C. CANARY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
WRECKER was overpowered by MOON BEAM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
STINKY SWEET was beaten by TALPER in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
PHATE was unbelievably bested by DAMION in a 15 minute Challenge competition.
TRIPPY HIPPY outwaited RED EYE LOVE in a dull 13 minute novice's Challenge match.
TOAD LICKER vanquished STEELAWAY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
TSUNAMI was defeated by TAISHO in a 2 minute veteran's Title match.
VEG-O-MATIC savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 2 minute veteran's duel.
THE BUTCHER was overpowered by KITTY CHOWDER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MR. TWISTER won victory over SKA-BOOM in a 1 minute bout.
PERSIANA JONES vanquished WILD THING in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fray.
SYLVESTER F. was beaten by KAMI in a 2 minute competition.
GALE FORCE won victory over RUDI JAMOS in a 2 minute gory veteran's bout.
ORIGINAL STINK lost to RONALD REAGAN in a 2 minute brutal veteran's fray.
ROADKILL was savagely defeated by INERTIA in a 3 minute fight.
MAINE COON CAT overcame MOONSHINE in a action packed 1 minute mismatched match.
ASYLUM overpowered METARU YONA in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
STANK NATS was demolished by SKULL STROKER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LIQUID GOLIATH was handily defeated by I SEE SOUNDS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HORNS savagely defeated ACE in a 2 minute brutal conflict.
MINAMI KAZE was viciously subdued by BAD ACID in a 1 minute bout.
MINOS handily defeated POISON BEAK in a 1 minute mismatched match.
B. BREAKER won victory over MORRIS in a 2 minute novice's match.
STINK subdued THE HIPPY in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
SKYDANCER was devastated by TIGER'S TAIL in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  17         WALL OF STEEL     40 -  29 -  2      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         SLASHING ATTACK   40 -  35 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         LUNGING ATTACK    85 -  84 -  5      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         STRIKING ATTACK   45 -  45 -  4      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       43 -  44 -  0      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW        22 -  25 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     23 -  31 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  23 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         BASHING ATTACK    34 -  47 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |

Turn 474 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TAISHO 5485                21   6  1  108 YAKUZA (475)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SONJA BLOODBANE 5474       18   7  0  128 THE BLOODBANES (474)
LUNGING ATTACK   KITTY CHOWDER 5466         17  11  1  101 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
SLASHING ATTACK  VEG-O-MATIC 5650           24  14  1   99 TRANSGRESSORS (492)
STRIKING ATTACK  MR. TWISTER 5716           10   3  0   91 IRONIC TAILS (484)
AIMED BLOW       PERSIANA JONES 5682         8   3  0   86 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
TOTAL PARRY      ROGAN 5755                 11   6  1   77 RAGE (501)
BASHING ATTACK   LUGO BELOSKI 5566          11   8  2   53 SWORD OPERA (323)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is MAINE COON CAT 5358.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CAT KABOB 5802.  The ten other most popular fighters were HURRICANE 5404, 
SONJA BLOODBANE 5474, SYRANO BLOODBANE 5720, INERTIA 5761, RAZOR MELODY 5577, 
VEG-O-MATIC 5650, SYLVESTER F. 5620, GALE FORCE 5418, HORNS 5770, and I ATE A PUTY 
TAT 1512.

The least popular fighter this week was DAMION 5831.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PHATE 5825, TRIPPY HIPPY 5829, RED EYE LOVE 5832, DRANE 5833, SKYDANCER 
5834, POISON BEAK 5827, MINAMI KAZE 5164, ACE 5732, LIQUID GOLIATH 5800, and STANK 
NATS 5819.

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

VEG-O-MATIC (21-5650) TRANSGRESSORS (492)

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

TSUNAMI (21-5470) STORM WARNING (472)