Date   : 02/04/2004    Duedate: 02/17/2004


DM-21    TURN-475

This Weeks Top Honors


YAKUZA (475)
(21-5485) [22-6-1,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TAISHO                         I SEE SOUNDS
YAKUZA (475)                   COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
(21-5485) [22-6-1,123]         (21-5704) [4-0-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JADE                           HURRICANE
I MAGI (133)                   STORM WARNING (472)
(21-4624) [14-12-0,107]        (21-5404) [13-18-1,88]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SONS OF SATAN (20)          66
2. MINISTRY OF SKA (496)       34      YAKUZA (475)
3. NASTY MOB (456)             31      Unchartered Team
4. COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)      28
5. THAT 70'S TEAM (476)        25      FIZBANS FOLLIES (471)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*FIZBANS FOLLIES (471)      1   0  0  100   1/ 2 SONS OF SATAN (20)       10  5 1
 2- 1 MEOW MIX (466)            61  38  1 61.6   2/ 3*COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    9  5 0
 3/ 2*COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    11   7  0 61.1   3/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       8  7 0
 4/ 3 YAKUZA (475)              74  58  2 56.1   4/ 1 YAKUZA (475)              8  7 0
 5/ 5 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     37  30  4 55.2   5/ 8 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     7  3 0
 6/ 4 SONS OF SATAN (20)       253 207 33 55.0   6/15 SWORD OPERA (323)         7  8 1
 7/ 6 NASTY MOB (456)           60  52  3 53.6   7/13 NASTY MOB (456)           6  4 0
 8/ 0 I MAGI (133)             314 276 20 53.2   8/ 4 STORM WARNING (472)       6  8 0
 9- 8 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      326 301 33 52.0   9/ 9 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    6  9 0
10/ 7 STORM WARNING (472)       79  73  4 52.0  10/10 IRONIC TAILS (484)        6  9 0
11/ 9 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    83  79  9 51.2  11/12 THE BLOODBANES (474)      5  1 0
12/11 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      140 141  4 49.8  12/ 5 RAGE (501)                5  9 0
13/10 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       98  99  5 49.7  13/11 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       5 10 0
14/ 0 FEVER PITCH (253)        133 136  4 49.4  14-14 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       4  1 0
15/13 THE BLOODBANES (474)      50  52  1 49.0  15- 6 BOOK OF STINK (364)       4  6 0
16/12 RAGE (501)                36  39  2 48.0  16-16 MEOW MIX (466)            2  1 0
17-14 BOOK OF STINK (364)      118 140  6 45.7  17/17 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      2  2 0
18/15 IRONIC TAILS (484)        42  52  4 44.7  18/18*AIR ATTACK (502)          2  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/16*AIR ATTACK (502)           8  10  1 44.4  19/ 0*FIZBANS FOLLIES (471)     1  0 0
20/17 SWORD OPERA (323)        387 552 15 41.2  20/ 0 I MAGI (133)              1  0 0
21/18 KANO CLAN (106)          131 193  7 40.4  21/ 0 FEVER PITCH (253)         1  1 0
22/19 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      25  40  1 38.5  22/19 KANO CLAN (106)           0  6 0
23/20 DIRTY SOUTH (465)         14  27  3 34.1  23/20 DIRTY SOUTH (465)         0  5 0
24/ 0*UNDER THE SEA (504)        0   1  0  0.0  24/ 0*UNDER THE SEA (504)       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

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Dark Federation #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Tirisha Dulake looked around the suite--the one hotel's best suite--and sighed.
It wasn't what she was used to, but until she and her husband could move into the
governor's mansion, it would have to do.  She glanced at her husband and her lush
mouth flattened in annoyance.  He had been the governor of Rodeki before--before
Gryzash--so why couldn't he accept that she would make him governor again?  She would
make him PRINCE of Rodeki, if he would just stop worrying!
     She sighed faintly and moved toward him, to explain--again--why this was a good
thing to do.

     In the anteroom of the suite, Sue E Syde, Lady Protector from Xochithlan and
escort of Princess Tirisha, sighed also.  Not that she knew what was going on in the
room behind her.  Or cared.  Her job was to guard King Feyen's cousin.  Or maybe she
was his sister.  Arenamaster Xoron hadn't been clear about that.  Or maybe Tirisha
was both his sister and his cousin.  Elves were like that; everyone said so.  Not
that it mattered.
     What mattered was the job.  And the people she had to work with.  Her teammate,
Lord Protector Rob A Ree, for instance.  Not the person she would have chosen to work
with.  Too full of himself, Rob was.  But at that, he was better than the Rodekian
Lord Protector Adabemis & Balmador.  The man was a fruitcake, and no two ways about

     "The whole shape of the Federation is changing, Devon," Tirisha said urgently.
"It's as though Gryzash was the keystone of an arch, and now that he's gone, the
lines of power are shifting.  Everything is changing.  Rodeki could be the center of
the shift, the point around which the new structure forms--and you could be--"
     Dulake shook his head.  "Rodeki?  Not a chance, it's a backwater.  Important as
a mining center, but it would never be the heart of the Federation, or even of the
Mordanti Alliance.  Besides, Queen Talissen wouldn't like it.  She'd be angry, really
angry.  And she's got a man here already, Gryzash's deputy, uh, Milvares, I think his
name is...."
     Tirisha could have shrieked and stamped her rage at her husband's over-caution,
but she held it in.  He never responded properly to such displays.  "A flunky."  The
elven woman dismissed Milvares with a contemptuous gesture.  "He will be dealt with."

     Sue E Syde looked up as the captain of Princess Tirisha's personal guards
emerged from deeper in the suite.  Captain Shirivien was an elf, of course, just like
the princess herself.  Well, Sue could live with that, as long as the man was
competent.  As he seemed to be.  But right now, he also looked annoyed.
     "Get the rest of the gladiators," Captain Shirivien snapped.  "We have a
     Sue raised an eyebrow in question.  Until she knew what had the man wound up,
she wouldn't know how to deal with it, and with him.
     Shirivien grimaced sourly.  "We're going to arrest the governor of Rodeki."
     The gladiatrix's other eyebrow joined the first.  "On what grounds and with what
authority?" she asked.  She had nothing against arresting a governor, generally
speaking, but if it was going to cause trouble, she wanted to know which direction to
watch to see that trouble coming.
     The captain's frown deepened.  "On the grounds that Princess Tirisha wants him
arrested, and by her authority."
     Definitely trouble coming.  "Does this governor have any guards of his own?" Sue
     "Of course he does."  Shirivien released his scowl suddenly and sighed.  "This
is going to make a lot of trouble."


     Faceless, a gladiator of The Black Company of Mordant, settled onto the small
ledge and leaned back against sun-warmed stone.  There was room here for her to sit
comfortably, and for a small satchel beside her (today it contained a bottle of beer
and a few slabs of bread and cheese), and a small but powerful crossbow on her other
side.  That was enough.  Her stint on watch here was only a few hours, after all.
And nothing was likely to happen.  Oh, sure, there were RUMORS, but you couldn't
count on a rumor to produce a good fight.  Her position had been formed by the
ornamental stonework on an old mansion overlooking the Feyranse River where it flowed
through Mordant.  Just across the river was the Queen's palace.  That was what she
was watching--the palace.  There were rumors of an intention to assassinate the
Queen, and Her Majesty's Herald, Allech Rabo, had taken the rumors seriously and
enrolled gladiators along with his regular men to cover the possible approaches.
     The Queen's official guards hadn't been pleased!  Faceless grinned, remembering.
Especially, it hadn't pleased that part of the Royal Guard which was composed of the
younger sons of Mordanti noble families.  Very insulted, they'd been.  Young snots.
It served them right, they'd had things too easy all their lives.  THEY didn't have
to enter the arena to make a place for themselves in the world.
     There'd been one especially, Ferris Kor, younger son of the Duke of Sharm.  Not
bad looking, if he'd ever had a pleasant expression on his face.  Which he probably
never did.  One of the other gladiators on guard, the Homicidal Maniac Babyface, had
told her that Ferris's older brother had wanted to marry Queen Talissen himself.  And
Ferris acted like that had actually happened, like he was royal himself.  What a
     But while her thoughts had wandered, Faceless's attention had stayed strictly on
the job, and she now heard someone making a quiet approach to her position over the
mansion's roof.  Faceless levered the crossbow to full cock and braced one foot under
herself in case she had to move quickly.
     "A friend coming."  The voice was low but familiar.  Marian of Ravenskeep, who
had graduated from Mordant arena and gone on to Lirith Kai.
     Faceless glanced quickly toward the voice.  It was Marian, all right.  She
lowered the crossbow as the woman settled into the angle beside a dormer window, the
nearest place to Faceless's little ledge that a person could sit.
     "Something may be happening," Marian said quietly.  "Word's come along that
there's someone on the river who isn't acting normally."
     Faceless quickly scanned all the river she could see.  There was a lot of
activity; there was always a lot of activity.  Barges hauling grain or coal or who-
knew-what.  Yachts belonging to noblemen.  Smaller boats, all the way down to canoes,
coming in from the swamp, or up or down the river from one of the outlying villages,
or just darting around on mysterious business of their own.  How could you tell who
was "acting normally"?
     "We're all supposed to watch for a green houseboat with a patched tarp over the
roof," Marian went on.  "If it goes on by, that's fine, but if it tries to land
anywhere along here," she hesitated, "well, we're to treat it like a proven enemy.
That's the order, anyway."
     "There it is!"  Faceless watched for a moment.  "Yes, that must be it, just
coming into sight around the coal barge."  The boat was barely moving, drifting with
the current; although one man stood at the stern sweep, he was steering rather than
driving the boat ahead.  He was keeping it well out into the center of the river,
too.  She tracked its slow progress down the river, sometimes losing sight of it for
a moment as it passed one of the larger barges.  At no point did it swerve closer to
the shore--either shore--or change its speed.  A false alarm....
     A faint movement, barely glimpsed from the corner of her eye.  Her gaze raced
back to the palace.  HAD something moved, something that should be there?  Something
along the waterline...something near the lower end where there was a low watergate
into the palace grounds.  Into the dungeons, more likely, but it must connect
     Her crossbow moved without her conscious thought.  The string slapped against
the arms and a bolt sped across and downward.  Faceless dropped another bolt into the
slot and searched the shore again while she levered back the heavy bowstring.
     "What was it?" Marian asked, peering across the river as intently.  "I don't
     "I'm not sure, but something moved near the watergate.  Could've been a muskrat,
but what if it wasn't?"
     "You're thinking someone might have dropped over the side of the boat where we
couldn't see?"  The older woman was already signaling to one of the other gladiators
on watch.
     The signal was relayed with mirrors, and presently a shape moved in the shadow
behind the watergate.  Opened it.  Two men in the uniform of Royal Guards stepped
through and looked around.  One knelt and reached into the water, dragging a body to
the surface.  Faceless could see her bolt sticking out of the man's back.
     "Good work," Marian muttered.

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Off the coast of Andoria:

     Towers rising out of the misty dawn.  They had sailed due east from Skaithvarn,
so that had to be the coast of Andoria, but Raoul couldn't remember any coastal city
with such slender, pearl-colored spires.  Those looked more like the skyline of a
dream than practical stonework.  They caught the growing light and glowed.  They were
beautiful, but unearthly.  Unreal.  Not residences for practical folk.  Raoul thought
it a fitting destination for the boat Khaldren had made with his magic, though.  The
boat was, in its way, as dreamlike as the city ahead;  The hull was mother of pearl,
the sails were webs of cloud.  Magic, of course.  Powerful magic.  Raoul wondered
uneasily what Khaldren had done to assemble that power.
     The exiled Kraelian had already demonstrated that he was ruthless in pursuit of
his goals.  Raoul shifted slightly, uneasily aware of the waves of magic that seethed
throughout the uncanny vessel.  Khaldren had not hesitated to cast a spell on the
three gladiators when they entered his tower in Skaithvarn.  A binding of loyalty and
obedience, the Lord Protector guessed.  He had not resisted at the time.  In truth,
he had been taken completely by surprise.  But he sensed that the spell had not
gripped him so thoroughly as the wizard intended.  He was fairly sure he could break
it, and very sure that he wanted to be further away from Khaldren when he did that--
THIS spell, he could break, but what if the wizard immediately countered with
something stronger?  And the fate of the two women with him was unknown; they might
be as lightly held as he was, or belong to Khaldren body and soul.
     "That is Zorpunt," Jeri Northwind said.  Her voice was calm, emotionless.  Very
     Zorpunt?  Raoul blinked and controlled his impulse to question that statement.
True, there were towers in the coastal city, but nothing like those slender spires of
glass!  Without turning his head, Raoul looked sideways at the wizard.
     Khaldren's face was set in lines of effort, sheened with sweat.  Using his magic
to turn the work-a-day port city into this dream?  Wasteful of energy...unless he had
some inexhaustible source at hand.  And why?  "Krael shall be reborn," he muttered
through clenched teeth, "and Celestinvael, and Orgillat in the south.  But this shall
be my seat of power in the new world that will be...."
     The ship of pearl glided to a stop beside a dock that had been transformed
into...agate, Raoul decided.  Or something like that.  It was the kind of thing the 
Chaos contamination might have done in the recent past.  Maybe that was part of
Khaldren's power, that he could harness the residual Chaos energy?  Not a comfortable
thought, although the gladiator supposed it was better than using lives to fuel
magic.  So long as it didn't get loose.
     There was no one on the dock, no one moving anywhere in sight.  Khaldren stepped
ashore as an emperor might step ashore in conquered province.  The gladiators
followed, and the ship dissolved into mist behind them.
     The Assassins' Guild's Black Book appeared in the wizard's hands, and he smiled
at it coldly.  "I note that 'Arenamaster Kai' has a secret he would not like
advertised," Khaldren murmured.  "For a price, I will keep his secret between these
covers.  Bring him to me."  He didn't look at the gladiators at any point while he
     Raoul felt the magic sliding around him, urging him forward, and he was willing
to go.  Once out of the wizard's sight, he would test the binding, but not here.  He
and the two women walked quietly into the city.  Jeri, a native of Zorpunt, was
slightly ahead of the older gladiators.
     The streets were filled with mist even though the sun must now be up.  The
buildings, even the street underfoot, showed the effects of transforming magic.  They
were ethereal, idealized.  Unreal.  Nothing and no one moved that Raoul could see.
     Jeri turned a corner.  Looking up the cross street, Raoul saw what he guessed
was the arena, although no arena of his experience had ever had those delicate arches
of gold-veined marble.
     Raoul stopped, setting his feet firmly when the magic tried to force him onward.
It scrabbled at his mind, feeling like a handful of energetic bugs.  But he wasn't a
puppet.  He would not BE a puppet, especially not for a man who should have been dead
centuries ago!  He served his manager Generalissimo Puerco, King Mickeal of Andoria,
and Sheila Greywand.  The oath he had taken when he first reached the Isle shimmered
in his mind.  Khaldren's magic shrieked against it, fingernails on a slate, then fell
away.  The wizard would--must--know that he'd broken free.  Raoul turned set off at a
run down the first street he saw.  A real street, this one, with cracked paving
stones, and rubbish piled against the curbs.
     Someone was running and panting beside him.  He risked a glance.  Hallie O'Dene,
the Delarquan Lady Protector.  But not Jeri.
     They ran for several minutes, but at the first sign of people ahead, living
people, they dropped to a walk without needing to discuss it.  Running people are
conspicuous.  Neither of them spoke of their problem, either.  Time enough for that
when they were out of the city.  Zorpunt was a narrow city, stretched along its
river; and they were crossing its axis.  There was a bridge ahead, which would put
them on the south bank and that much farther from the arena and the dock where they
had left Khaldren..  That much closer to the countryside.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Hallie O'Dene leaned back against one of the trees at the edge of the road.  She
was breathing hard.  "Do you think we're far enough away?"
     Raoul dropped onto the grass beside her and glanced back toward Zorpunt.  The
city's skyline, barely visible in the distance, shimmered slightly but otherwise
looked normal.  "I think so, doll," he answered.  "I hope so!"
     After a minute, Hallie sat up straighter.  "I wish we could have brought Jeri
away, too!  I didn't realize until it was too late that she wasn't with us."
     "I don't think we could've done it, doll," Raoul said quietly.  He took off his
hat and stared at the dusty crown for a moment, then put it back on.  "I think it's
Lady Greywand's magic that saved us--the oath we took when we got to the Isle.  Jeri
might be a Lady Protector, but she never went to the Isle.  She had no defense
against...his spell."  He found himself reluctant to speak the wizard's name here, as
though it might draw the man's attention.
     "People have to be warned--"
     "And there's only us to do it," Raoul agreed.  "I'm heading for Andor by the
fastest road."
     "And I for Delarq Tor.  We are menaced, too.  Celestinvael and Orgillat!  Gods 
protect us.  If they're anything like the histories say...."  She shook her head.
     "I've heard of Celestinvael," Raoul said slowly.  "It was between Ardivent and
the Federation, and it existed at about the same time as Krael.  But Orgillat?"
     "Near the mouth of the Selwin river," Hallie said.  "It was of the same time.
We remember it--when we must--as a place of power and fear.  If...that man would
recreate the Empire of Skorlos, he must be stopped!  By any means that we can."
     Raoul nodded.  "The legends of Krael are dark legends, too.  I should be able to
reach King Mickael with the warning.  Who would be equivalent in the Delarquan
     "No one has complete power," Hallie said, frowning.  "Princess Chrysanth, maybe,
but...."  She sighed and shrugged.  "It's a place to start."  She got to her feet and
held out her hand as Raoul rose also.  "Good luck."
     "To both of us, we'll need it," Raoul agreed, standing.  He grasped her hand
warmly for a moment.  "May all your gods go with you."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Arenamaster Kai of Zorpunt glared at the stranger, hands twitching with the urge
to reach for his sword.  But the damned wizard had already demonstrated that he could
get a spell off faster than even an arenamaster could attack.  At least, Kai supposed
it was a spell, even if it was like nothing he'd ever seen before.  And nothing he
ever wanted to experience again.  "What do you want?" he croaked.
     "Your obedience.  This 'arena'--it will now be run for me, instead of Sheila of
the Grey Wand.  The blood will be spilled in my name, not hers, the power from that
blood will come to me, not to her.  This will be the beginning of a new Alastari, and
I will rule it!"

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

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

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 488): MURGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 374): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 493): THOR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 489): G.A. CUSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 488): SUX0R of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 492): DARK THUNDER of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 489): ADAM of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 484): SHYLAYLA MINOR of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 476): CADEX CFM of THE BIKE SHOP (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 474): TAISHO of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 448): TARGEN of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 439): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 426): PROBLEMATIC of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 374): TSOMEGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 177): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 165): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 324): DOZER of THE DEN OF SWORDS (TMoney, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 142): MISSY MAYHAM of ANGELS OF CHAOS (Lord Chaos, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 367): LARGE SPINNY GUY of DIABLO TOO from TI (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 488): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 374): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 493): THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 489): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 488): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 492): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 489): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 484): TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 476): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 474): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 448): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 439): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 426): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 374): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 177): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 165): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 324): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 142): EPOCHOLYPSE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 367): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 488): MURGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
                            MUMPHY CHICK of LEGENDS OF STEELE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 493): THOR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 489): G.A. CUSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 492): DARK THUNDER of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
                (turn 491): SPONGEBOB of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 488): JAKUCHU ITO of NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
                           RAISON D'ETRE of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 484): SHYLAYLA MINOR of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 476): HE HATE ME of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                            PEON NECROMANCER of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
                (turn 475): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 474): VEG-O-MATIC of TRANSGRESSORS (?, mgr.)
               (turn 475): TSUNAMI of STORM WARNING (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 438): HEBEE of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 425): SNAPPY GEORGE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 373): DROGOI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 142): MISSY MAYHAM of ANGELS OF CHAOS (Lord Chaos, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  SONS 
OF SATAN now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  For every winner 
there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at BOOK OF STINK, who went 
down to 6th from 15th.  Life is tough.  Coming up with a solid 3-2-0 outing, SWORD 
OPERA has advanced 9 places in the rankings.  It looks like the guys(?) at MINISTRY 
OF SKA had a good week as they went 4-1-0 to put them in 5th place.  I guess steroids 
help!  Hey everybody, watch out for BELL BOTTOMS, who flew up 24 points in the 
rankings after mashing KAMI like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling 
like a basher in the top ten was KAMI, who dropped 19 points after a disappointing 
(to say the least) bout with BELL BOTTOMS.  Well, everybody's pal TAISHO moved his 
record to 22-6-1 by defeating VEG-O-MATIC in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 
15 recognition points.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger 
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the SUNSET arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad CARNAGE CANARIES?   Big bad CARNAGE 
CANARIES.  Big bad CARNAGE CANARIES.  SUNSET's afraid of the big bad CARNAGE 
CANARIES.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  CARNAGE 
CANARIES + Weapons That go Boom = YAKUZA + Avoid City.  And who is this MINAMI KAZE 
you ask, with 21 points and a 4-9-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  In a 
touching display by a 'touched' warrior, ROGAN went after KITTY CHOWDER, who was 
higher by 24 points.  Well, when the dust settled, ROGAN lost to KITTY CHOWDER.  I 
SEE SOUNDS of COSMIC FREAK OUT had better have a good reason for challenging down 13 
points in a challenge which it won.  I thought I SEE SOUNDS showed great skill and 
promise when it defeated MINAMI KAZE.  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?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the SUNSET giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  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                  
 TAISHO 5485                  22   6  1   123       YAKUZA (475)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JADE 4624                    14  12  0   107       I MAGI (133)
 KITTY CHOWDER 5466           18  11  1   104       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 THE BUTCHER 5374             14   5  0   101       NASTY MOB (456)
 PERSIANA JONES 5682           9   3  0    99       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 GLIMMOR 5503                 18   8  0    91       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SYRANO BLOODBANE 5720        10   4  0    91       THE BLOODBANES (474)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALE FORCE 5418              15  14  0    90       STORM WARNING (472)
 BELL BOTTOMS 5493            13  13  0    90       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 HURRICANE 5404               13  18  1    88       STORM WARNING (472)
 SONJA BLOODBANE 5474         18   8  0    86       THE BLOODBANES (474)
-FANCY FEAST 5306             12   3  0    86       MEOW MIX (466)
 MR. TWISTER 5716             10   4  0    86       IRONIC TAILS (484)
-BAUMGARTEN 4670              11  11  1    80       I MAGI (133)
 ROGAN 5755                   11   7  1    80       RAGE (501)
 RAZOR MELODY 5577            10   9  2    78       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 EMNITY 5748                  10   2  0    75       RAGE (501)
 WILD THING 5649              17  22  1    74       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
-SYLVESTER F. 5620             5   3  1    74       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 I ATE A PUTY TAT 1512        16  16  0    73       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 RUDI JAMOS 5428              17  15  0    70       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ORIGINAL STINK 4244          10  32  0    66       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 GINA TAILIA 4817              7   4  0    66       FEVER PITCH (253)
 SKA-BOOM 5743                 5   6  2    66       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 GERYON 1710                   9   8  1    65       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 KAMI 5521                    18   7  0    64       YAKUZA (475)
 UGLY FOG 5414                14  16  0    64       STORM WARNING (472)
 RONALD REAGAN 1588           10   9  0    64       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566            12   8  2    59       SWORD OPERA (323)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIMON BLOODBANE 5490          9   9  1    53       THE BLOODBANES (474)
-MAINE COON CAT 5358           9  11  0    52       MEOW MIX (466)
 RUDE BUDDHA 5765              6   3  0    49       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 MINOS 5805                    4   1  1    48       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 COMPACTOR 5647                9  13  2    47       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
-KLEP 5791                     4   3  0    46       BOOK OF STINK (364)
-TVEDEN 4961                   6   4  0    45       I MAGI (133)
 SENSEI JAN 5619              10   6  0    42       YAKUZA (475)
 MIRANDA GRACE 5552            7  14  1    42       SWORD OPERA (323)
-INERTIA 5761                  4   1  0    41       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 I SEE SOUNDS 5704             4   0  0    41       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-SKULL STROKER 5590            6   5  0    39       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 PERFERATOR 5741               4   5  0    39       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
-ASYLUM 5786                   3   0  0    35       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 DRANE 5833                    3   0  0    35       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WRATHCHILD 5747               4   7  1    30       RAGE (501)
 HI-JINX 5778                  4   3  0    30       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-BEORN 5044                    3   5  0    30       I MAGI (133)
 DAMION 5831                   3   0  0    30       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 EXECUTIONER 5734              4   3  0    29       NASTY MOB (456)
-ROADKILL 5373                 6   4  0    28       DIRTY SOUTH (465)
 LIBERATOR 5775                1   3  1    26       AIR ATTACK (502)
-MOMORO WA 5514                8   1  0    25       KANO CLAN (106)
 ACE 5732                      5   8  0    25       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POISON BEAK 5827              2   2  0    25       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-STINK 5820                    4   0  0    24       BOOK OF STINK (364)
-STINKY LEE 5792               3   3  0    24       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 TOAD LICKER 5830              3   0  0    24       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MUSHIKU BO 5713               5   3  0    23       KANO CLAN (106)
 PORK RIND 5480                4   1  0    23       FEVER PITCH (253)
 CAT KABOB 5802                3   3  1    23       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 CORSAIR 5773                  2   2  0    23       AIR ATTACK (502)
 LIQUID GOLIATH 5800           5   2  0    22       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 METARU YONA 5350              5   6  0    21       KANO CLAN (106)
-MATSUDA KAO 5712              5   0  0    21       KANO CLAN (106)
 MINAMI KAZE 5164              4   9  0    21       KANO CLAN (106)
 C. CANARY 5766                4   6  0    20       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-SOLOMON BLOODBANE 5475        4   8  0    20       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 B. BREAKER 5811               2   1  0    19       NASTY MOB (456)
 THE HIPPY 5701                1   1  0    19       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-HORNS 5770                    2   2  0    18       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 SLAUGHTER PRST 5781           4   3  0    17       STORM WARNING (472)
 BAD ACID 5700                 2   2  0    17       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-STANK NATS 5819               3   1  0    16       BOOK OF STINK (364)
 MOON BEAM 5745                2   5  0    13       RAGE (501)
 TALPER 5784                   2   7  0    13       SWORD OPERA (323)
 TIEN 5808                     3   3  0    12       YAKUZA (475)
 AGENT 99 5840                 1   0  0    12       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 WRECKER 5759                  1   8  0    11       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
-SUPER FRIENDS 5757            1   0  0    11       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
-TIGER'S TAIL 5638             1   0  0    11       MEOW MIX (466)
 RED EYE LOVE 5832             1   2  0    11       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 ONE TOO MANY 5393             1   0  0    10       FIZBANS FOLLIES (471)
 SKYDANCER 5834                1   2  0     9       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 PHATE 5825                    2   2  0     8       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 STEELAWAY 5818                1   5  0     8       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MOSQUITO 5843                 1   0  0     6       AIR ATTACK (502)
 TRIPPY HIPPY 5829             1   2  0     5       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-BULLY 5822                    1   1  0     4       NASTY MOB (456)
 AVENGER 5774                  0   4  0     4       AIR ATTACK (502)
 WATERGATE 5836                0   1  0     1       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 SHURIKEN 5842                 0   1  0     1       YAKUZA (475)
-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)
 STARFISH SAM 5812             0   1  0     1       UNDER THE SEA (504)

'-' 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 NOT REVE
MARLBORO MAN 5419      0  2 0 DIRTY SOUTH 465       SHEWISH GIANT 408     475 NONE    
MOONSHINE 5386         3  4 2 DIRTY SOUTH 465       MINOS 5805            475         
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
STINKY SWEET 5807      2  4 0 IRONIC TAILS 484      SPYMASTER 409         475 NONE    
STORMCHILD 5746        5  5 0 RAGE 501              LUGO BELOSKI 5566     474         
UDAY HUSSEIN 5841      0  1 0 SONS OF SATAN 20      DARK CHAMPION 411     475 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sons Of  Satan -- Do you guys plan on fighting Gruumsh in ADM? -- Sylvester
P.S.  If you have email please contact me at Ultraist2000@yahoo.com or diplo a number
where I can reach you.

Sonya Bloodbane -- We will meet on the sands again.  Well fought, perhaps we can make
next time a little more exciting. -- Rogan

Lugo -- You killed my brother...prepare to be skewered! -- Wrathchilde

Sonja Bloodbane -- No excuse, I wasn't good enuff. -- K. Chowder

Drane -- Good fight.  For a 7 minute fight I expected to win.  Oh well, maybe next
time. -- C. Kabob

Hurricane -- Ha Ha!  You suck. -- C. Canary

Hi Jinx -- Some game you play.  Maybe next time. -- C. Canary

The Butcher -- I didn't expect to face you.  I was trying to avoid you until you
graduate.  Now I don't have to avoid you. -- K. Chowder

Minos -- Good fight. -- P. Beak

Gale Force -- Thanks and same to you. -- Puty Tat

Welcome back to all who were on hiatus. -- C. Canary

Ugly Fog -- Funny, cause I was challenging you last turn.  Wonder what I could do to
you with my TP strategy.... -- Syrano B.

Rogan -- Thanks for screwing up my title shot with that challenge, rookie. -- Sonja

Taisho -- You're exactly who I didn't want to see on the throne right now, but I'll
give it a go anyway.  Promise I won't hold it long! -- Sonja B.

Kitty Kabob -- Big enough for you, tough guy.... -- Glimmor

Sylvester -- Nice to see you back, I was beginning to wonder.... -- Stik

A little bit late but Damion is here for MOTS.  If only someone could kill off Mr.
Twister and the other contestants....

C.Canary -- You called it.  Cerberus has been recalled.  Let's see what a can do with
the next horrible rollup. -- Damion

Stormchild -- It is the way of children to be overbold and full of confidence.
Nothing wrong with that, if you don't get yourself killed before you can learn
caution, of course.  Good try. -- Lugo Beloski

Perferator -- (shrieking)  Now I've got HOLES in all my clothes and armor!  What if
it rains? -- Miranda Grace

Stinky Sweet -- Hey, look, I may not be a HERO yet, but I'm not HELPLESS.  Actually,
I should be thanking you for that challenge.  My second win!  Wonderful.  I'll buy
you a drink. -- Talper

Gale Force -- You just blow me down, sweet thing. -- Rudi Jamos

Horns -- (fiercely scowling)  There's a rule against using horns!  Stick to regular
weapons! -- Ace

Slaughter Prst -- I generally do my best, sir. -- Miranda Grace

Emnity -- You and your brother Rogan are some tuff nuts to crack. -- Razor Melody

Ska-Boom -- Wow!  Where did you come from?  Thanks for showing up.  And giving us our
only win last turn. -- Mr. Twister

I See Sounds -- You should join our team.  Thanks for the skills, not the loss. --
Liquid Goliath

Talper -- Now you done it.  Just couldn't afford just one more loss, to save a poor
soul from packing his bags for a candle light fight.  See you on the other side
someday. -- Stinky Sweet

Taisho -- Congrats on becoming Duelmaster, and the impressive W/L record. -- Mr.

Ace -- Weird or wired? -- Liquid Goliath

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

     The contest will be starting on the turn due February 23rd, 2004 and run for 20
     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
     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
     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
     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
          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
*** 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
     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.

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much

trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STINKY SWEET was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MARLBORO MAN was dispatched by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
UDAY HUSSEIN was savagely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
GLIMMOR devastated CAT KABOB in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
WRATHCHILD was overpowered by LUGO BELOSKI in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
MR. TWISTER was bested by PERSIANA JONES in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
WILD THING was viciously subdued by RAZOR MELODY in a 2 minute Challenge match.
HURRICANE viciously subdued I ATE A PUTY TAT in a 3 minute expert's Challenge melee.
ROGAN was defeated by KITTY CHOWDER in a 2 minute gory expert's Challenge duel.
UGLY FOG was outlasted by EMNITY in a dull 21 minute gory Challenge match.
PERFERATOR was defeated by RUDE BUDDHA in a exciting 1 minute Challenge match.
COMPACTOR slimly lost to RONALD REAGAN in a 4 minute master's Challenge conflict.
I SEE SOUNDS demolished MINAMI KAZE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
MINOS easily killed MOONSHINE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
TIEN was defeated by B. BREAKER in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
SLAUGHTER PRST was vanquished by MIRANDA GRACE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
LIQUID GOLIATH bested TALPER in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
POISON BEAK devastated MOON BEAM in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BAD ACID was luckily beaten by ACE in a 5 minute novice vs. veteran Challenge bout.
TOAD LICKER devastated WRECKER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
TRIPPY HIPPY was defeated by SKYDANCER in a 2 minute gory novice's Challenge duel.
DAMION unbelievably bested EXECUTIONER in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
TAISHO demolished VEG-O-MATIC in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Title fight.
SONJA BLOODBANE was beaten by THE BUTCHER in a 3 minute expert's fight.
JADE overpowered RUDI JAMOS in a action packed 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
GINA TAILIA was vanquished by SYRANO BLOODBANE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
GALE FORCE luckily beat SKA-BOOM in a action packed 2 minute brutal competition.
KAMI was overpowered by BELL BOTTOMS in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven fight.
SENSEI JAN was overpowered by GERYON in a 1 minute gory one-sided match.
DRANE luckily beat LIBERATOR in a 3 minute gory bout.
HI-JINX overcame METARU YONA in a 2 minute match.
PORK RIND devastated STEELAWAY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
C. CANARY was devastated by CORSAIR in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
AVENGER was devastated by AGENT 99 in a 1 minute uneven bout.
THE HIPPY overpowered PHATE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
RED EYE LOVE handily defeated STARFISH SAM in a 1 minute uneven match.
ONE TOO MANY overpowered WATERGATE in a 2 minute uneven bout.
SHURIKEN was beaten by MOSQUITO in a 2 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  20         SLASHING ATTACK   41 -  34 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         WALL OF STEEL     37 -  31 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         LUNGING ATTACK    87 -  79 -  3      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         AIMED BLOW        24 -  23 -  0      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         STRIKING ATTACK   43 -  42 -  2      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       42 -  47 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  30 -  1      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK    32 -  45 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  27 -  3      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn 475 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:

LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  7     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  4         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  5         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TAISHO 5485                22   6  1  123 YAKUZA (475)
LUNGING ATTACK   JADE 4624                  14  12  0  107 I MAGI (133)
AIMED BLOW       PERSIANA JONES 5682         9   3  0   99 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SONJA BLOODBANE 5474       18   8  0   86 THE BLOODBANES (474)
STRIKING ATTACK  MR. TWISTER 5716           10   4  0   86 IRONIC TAILS (484)
TOTAL PARRY      ROGAN 5755                 11   7  1   80 RAGE (501)
PARRY-STRIKE     GINA TAILIA 4817            7   4  0   66 FEVER PITCH (253)
BASHING ATTACK   LUGO BELOSKI 5566          12   8  2   59 SWORD OPERA (323)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JADE 4624.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HURRICANE 5404.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAZOR MELODY 5577, SKA-BOOM 
SKYDANCER 5834, THE BUTCHER 5374, JADE 4624, and LIBERATOR 5775.

The least popular fighter this week was UGLY FOG 5414.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EMNITY 5748, STARFISH SAM 5812, PHATE 5825, AVENGER 5774, STEELAWAY 
5818, RUDI JAMOS 5428, TRIPPY HIPPY 5829, WRECKER 5759, ACE 5732, and MOON BEAM 5745.

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

JADE (21-4624) I MAGI (133)

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