DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/07/2003    Duedate: 05/20/2003

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-455

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOE-PAZ #2
ROCK ETTS (595)
(22-5608) [26-16-0,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOE-PAZ #2                     MAXIMUS
ROCK ETTS (595)                KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-5608) [26-16-0,136]        (22-5966) [9-0-1,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOE-PAZ #2                     BELORIAN
ROCK ETTS (595)                A.C. (664)
(22-5608) [26-16-0,136]        (22-5795) [2-2-1,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE ZOO (205)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WOMEN OF REALITY (669)      41
2. THE ZOO (205)               29      BLADES OF WONDER (668)
3. ROCK ETTS (595)             23      Unchartered Team
4. ANDORIAN WIMPS (651)        21
5. THE REPUBLICANS (103)       16      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BREMEN SIX DAY (678)       3   1  0 75.0   1/ 5 THE ZOO (205)             9  6 0
 2- 2*SHADOWRIGHT (654)          9   4  0 69.2   2/ 3*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     8  6 1
 3/ 3 BLADES OF WONDER (668)    33  18  0 64.7   3/ 2 THE DEMOCRATS (202)       8  7 0
 4/ 4 ROCK ETTS (595)          385 249  7 60.7   4- 1 SERPENTINE INC. (85)      6  2 0
 5/ 5*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     25  19  1 56.8   5/ 4 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     6  9 1
 6/ 6 WOMEN OF REALITY (669)    73  60  2 54.9   6/ 7 SWEET MARINES (325)       5  3 0
 7- 7 SERPENTINE INC. (85)      89  81  5 52.4   7/ 8 ROCK ETTS (595)           5  5 0
 8/ 8 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    270 247 22 52.2   8/10 WOMEN OF REALITY (669)    5 10 0
 9/ 9 OLD MCDONALD (621)       237 236 11 50.1   9/ 6 BLADES OF WONDER (668)    4  2 0
10/ 0*ANDORIAN WIMPS (651)      17  17  0 50.0  10/12 OLD MCDONALD (621)        2  3 1
11/ 0*A.C. (664)                 2   2  1 50.0  11/ 0*ANDORIAN WIMPS (651)      2  3 0
12/10 THE DEMOCRATS (202)       59  68  5 46.5  12-11*SHADOWRIGHT (654)         1  0 0
13/11 THE ZOO (205)            300 375  4 44.4  13- 9*BREMEN SIX DAY (678)      1  1 0
14/12 SWEET MARINES (325)       85 108  5 44.0  14/ 0*A.C. (664)                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 Aruaki Clanhold #115 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Point:

     Raoul looked around, stunned.  He hadn't formed a clear picture of what he could
expect to see in Point, but it hadn't been anything like this.  It looked like the
aftermath of disaster, before anyone had started to clean up.  The kind of aftermath
that left people wondering if it was worth cleaning up.  There were only a few
buildings left standing, stone ones on the highest ground near the arena, and they
were battered looking.  Elsewhere houses were broken open as though by earthquake, or
reduced to a tangle of fire-blackened beams.  And he could see weeds growing up
through the rubble, so it hadn't just happened.  Whatever "it" was.  What had been
the waterfront simply wasn't there any more.  No docks or sheds, no boats.  Not much
beach.
     Raoul took off his bowler, looked into it as though in search of answers and
found none, then put it back on.  "Do you think Peranis knew anything about this?"
     Berdan shook his head.  "I have no idea what Peranis knew.  I'd heard that Point
had fallen on hard times, but nothing prepared me for this!"
     "Well, if Peranis wasn't prepared, he'd've gotten a shock.  And he might be
having trouble getting a boat to take him wherever he plans to go...."
     "He might still be here!" Jeri agreed.  "I didn't think we'd catch up with him
easily, but...."
     "We haven't caught up with him, not yet, doll," Raoul warned her.  "He might be
here in Point, and he might not.  Even if he came here, and we don't know that for
sure.  We look around, and we ask questions.  Carefully.  Don't forget that Peranis
might have friends here."
     "We can ask at the arena," the gladiatress said confidently.  "There's bound to
be someone there still.  Arenas are never completely abandoned, are they?"
     "I would abandon that one," Berdan muttered, glancing around the wreckage of the
town distastefully.  "This whole town should be abandoned."
     "Ah, don't say that!" someone protested.  "We're doing the best we can with the
materials at hand, and we'll get this place cleaned up and back on its feet in no
time.  Well...in not too long a time, a year or three...."
     The three travelers turned.  They were being addressed by a man in an extremely
dirty carpenter's apron worn over clothes that were cleaner but heavily patched.
"I'm Ketl Chakor," he said.  "I am--I was, I mean, the public relations agent for the
Point arena."  He glanced at the battered walls of the arena sadly.  "It's such a
come-down for it to be used as a cattle pen, when we had so many great warriors
once."
     "Cattle pen?"  Jeri clapped both hands over her mouth to stifle an incredulous
laugh.
     "What happened to the town?" Raoul asked quickly.  This public relations agent
looked like a laugh at the arena right now would put him in tears, and thus prevent
him answering questions.
     Ketl Chakor frowned, his eyes darting quickly from side to side to make sure
that no local person was within earshot.  "Greed," he muttered.  "It was destroyed by
greed--and *I* think it was the Assassins' Guild that planted the rumors and set it
all off."  He gestured toward the lower slope, where a pile of tumbled rocks might
once have been almost anything.  "Rumors of treasure hidden in the Ogre's Tomb.
Fools!  When they opened it, the monster got out.  And then..." his gaze slid
uneasily toward the shore and the cold-looking waters of the Trier, and his voice
dropped, "then something came out of the lake.  The whole town was destroyed in a
night of storm and blood.  Many of the gladiators that stayed behind with the arena
was closed were killed, and the others weren't enough to drive off the monsters.
Those who could make it to the arena in time were saved; it was an inspiring defense.
But the next morning, when everyone saw what had happened...."  He shrugged.  "Most
people left.  Didn't want to do all the work it'll take to rebuild, figured the place
was bad luck, couldn't stand the memories of what they lost here...lots of reasons."
     "There've been hard times all over," Raoul said.  "Seam just had a major geyser
burst out in the middle of the town--"
     "I didn't hear about that!"
     "It just happened.  An assassin named Peranis set it off...."  He looked a
question at the local man.
     "Peranis?"  Ketl Chakor looked uneasy.  "He's got a lot of power here...bought
out the only two taverns left half-standing, owns a boat that ferries back and forth
to Iaye and up the coast."
     "That sounds like Peranis," Berdan agreed.  "An opportunist.  Is he in town now,
do you know?  We would like to...speak with him."
     "No!  No, I don't think he's here now.  He came through, but he didn't stay.  He
took the ferry over to Iaye."
     "Then we'll have to follow him over and talk to him there," Raoul said.  "When's
the next ferry run?"

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 230): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 461): SHAIRLINDRIA of TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 461): DAISY JANUARY of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 454): SARU SKINK of THE ZOO (Morris, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 450): DOMINIK HASEK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 451): VAMPIRE of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 451): BLUE RING OCTOPUS of VENOM (Lord Fang, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 447): GAZELLE HOUND of DOG DAY AFTERNOON (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 412): DESPICABLE DUCK of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 406): SMASHNGRAB of FIST OF FIVE (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 398): LH PUTTGRASS of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 177): SINISTER SAINT of of IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 310): PUTZ'N ALONG of JOKA MASHER! (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 300): XINGARA of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 132): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 346): TIMBER WOLF of CALL OF THE WILD from FIREHOLD (Poison
                            Ivy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 230): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 461): TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 461): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 454): SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 450): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 451): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 451): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 447): DOG DAY AFTERNOON (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 412): none
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 406): BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 398): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 177): THE OBIQUITY MIRE (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 310): ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 300): TOMATO ENFORCER (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 132): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 346): BOXES (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 460): AVALYNE WHYTE of TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 460): BRAGH of DELIVERANCE (Lance Turbo, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 454): SARU SKINK of THE ZOO (Morris, mgr.)
                           TAXES of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
                           NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 449): SANDY FLEETWOOD of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 451): COTTONMOUTH of VENOM (Lord Fang, mgr.)
               (turn 450): SCORN of THE TAKEN (The Annalist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 406): SMASHNGRAB of FIST OF FIVE (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 176): KNIGHT MARSHALL of IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 310): HURFOON of SWIFT CURRENT (Barnabas, mgr.)
              (turn 309): STORM LXV of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 299): NASTY NITTERS of TOMATO ENFORCER (Thawk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 131): RAVEN of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     You crowed too soon, Sandy.  I'm not that easy to beat.

                                        Saru Skink

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in SOLVEN!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Like, SERPENTINE INC. had to be 
so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by THE ZOO!  Way to go THE ZOO!  I 
don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but BREMEN SIX DAY really goofed 
with their 0-0-0.  The guys at THE ZOO like really pulled together to get a 4-1-0 
this turn, moving up by 4.  Cut this out and put it in your scrapbooks, WOMEN OF 
REALITY!  'Cause they got 4-1-0 and moved up to 8th!  MVP award for MAXIMUS?  
KELLUMBO'S KIDS' proud of it after beating JFK and getting 19 points.  Talk about yer 
major upsets!  GUANTANAMO BAY's match with MORGAN cost him a loss of 14 points!  
Like, CLINTON must be pretty gutsy!  He challenged the Duelmaster from THE ZOO.  Does 
this guy have a death wish or what!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  SARU 
SKINK stopped CLINTON dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said SOLVEN's 
Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Victory Tavern?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of SERPENTINE INC. must be getting 
lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  
Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are THE DEMOCRATS?  SERPENTINE INC., an easy team to 
beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is PLATINUM 
popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of SOLVEN!  He's got a 7-12-1, 
is that good?  I'm not so sure NEBUCHADNEZZAR knew all the facts when he challenged 
TOE-PAZ #2 of ROCK ETTS.  I saw NEBUCHADNEZZAR stumbling and dribbling at The Victory 
Tavern last week...  What did NEBUCHADNEZZAR expect, anyway!  Of course TOE-PAZ #2 
won.  Next time stick to people you have a chance against, dummy!  BRIANNA must not 
be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  She challenged BEAR MARKET.  8 is a 
big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought BRIANNA showed great 
skill and promise when she was defeated by BEAR MARKET.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All SOLVEN ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear 
from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Its been 
really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOE-PAZ #2 5608              26  16  0   136       ROCK ETTS (595)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLOSSUS 5820                16   5  0   113       BLADES OF WONDER (668)
 SANDY 5829                   17  10  1   100       WOMEN OF REALITY (669)
-SARGENT SUGAR 2928           19  19  1    96       SWEET MARINES (325)
-MAJOR MUFFINS 2930           25  15  0    93       SWEET MARINES (325)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLINTON 2516                 15   7  0    92       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 JUDITH 5832                  15  12  0    91       WOMEN OF REALITY (669)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARKSIDE 2714                10   6  0    88       LOST SOULS 1 (300)
 SUE 5828                     14  12  0    87       WOMEN OF REALITY (669)
 DEAF SMITH 5775              21  23  0    86       THE ZOO (205)
 MORGAN 5915                  10   6  1    84       WOMEN OF REALITY (669)
 BIG MAC 5698                 17  17  0    83       OLD MCDONALD (621)
 HOW--LITE 5635               18   9  1    80       ROCK ETTS (595)
 TOYS 5679                    17  17  4    79       OLD MCDONALD (621)
 BISCUIT 5678                 17  16  0    77       OLD MCDONALD (621)
 WOF-A-MIT 5639               15  11  0    71       ROCK ETTS (595)
-FANG 5289                    11   4  0    68       SERPENTINE INC. (85)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUANTANAMO BAY 5826          14  15  0    65       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 TURKEY JOE 5825              14  19  0    64       THE ZOO (205)
 GARY CONDIT 5914              7  11  1    60       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
-MONTY PYTHON 5939             8   5  0    59       SERPENTINE INC. (85)
 JFK 1660                     11  14  1    58       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 MAXIMUS 5966                  9   0  1    57       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUSTICE 5949                  8   3  0    54       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-SNAKE IN THE GRASS 5952       7   3  0    52       SERPENTINE INC. (85)
 LEE 5831                     11  16  0    51       WOMEN OF REALITY (669)
 KANGAROO KATE 5900           10  16  1    47       THE ZOO (205)
 PLATINUM 5677                 7  12  1    46       ROCK ETTS (595)
 HOMELESS PRINCE 6012          5   1  0    46       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 PISHTUSH 5651                 6   1  0    45       ANDORIAN WIMPS (651)
-RECON ROSE 5293               7   8  0    44       SWEET MARINES (325)
-SHADOWSHADE 5902              4   0  0    40       SHADOWRIGHT (654)
 TWO PLUS TWO 5910             8   5  1    34       OLD MCDONALD (621)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INARINDA 5913                 6  13  1    32       THE ZOO (205)
 SKEEMER 5965                  6   3  0    32       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 PITY 5653                     3   4  0    32       ANDORIAN WIMPS (651)
-SILVERSCALES 5695             3   3  0    32       SHADOWRIGHT (654)
 MAJOR DAISY 5943              7   3  0    31       SWEET MARINES (325)
 BEAR MARKET 6010              2   4  0    27       THE DEMOCRATS (202)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PFC LYNCH 6030                2   0  1    21       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 KLUTZ 5654                    3   3  0    19       ANDORIAN WIMPS (651)
 QUISLING 5652                 2   4  0    18       ANDORIAN WIMPS (651)
 DARKLE 5709                   2   0  0    18       ANDORIAN WIMPS (651)
 FLAT TAX 5998                 3   4  0    17       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 MACRIBSI 6024                 1   0  0    15       OLD MCDONALD (621)
 RUMSFELD 6032                 1   0  0    15       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-MCGRORY 5976                  2   0  0    14       BREMEN SIX DAY (678)
-HISS 6017                     3   1  0    10       SERPENTINE INC. (85)
 BRIANNA 6025                  1   3  0    10       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 BELORIAN 5795                 2   2  1     9       A.C. (664)
-KHUFU 5918                    2   1  0     9       BLADES OF WONDER (668)
-COLONEL HUGS 6000             1   3  1     8       SWEET MARINES (325)
-SIDEWINDER 6016               1   1  0     4       SERPENTINE INC. (85)
-NOTHSTEIN 5977                1   1  0     4       BREMEN SIX DAY (678)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
M. CHARDINEE 397       0  1 0   1                   TOYS 5679             455 NONE    
BADABING 6031          0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 676   PFC LYNCH 6030        455         
MUSKRAT 6014           0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 676   COLONEL HUGS 6000     451 REVENGED
FRANCE BITES 6026      0  3 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   MAXIMUS 5966          454         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     The following three ads were misfiled and should have appeared last turn. -- Ed.

Saru Skink -- Nice comeback! -- Taxes

Zoo -- Sidewinder is pathetic enuff to only fight lower ranked warriors and he still
can't win.  Ha ha. -- Al Gore

Judith -- Thanks for the learns. -- Clinton

Greetings -- I am pleased to announce that I am returning to Solven with the Andorian
Wimps.  I have been asked to return by my good friend and partner in the last TOGS,
the Honorable Judge.  For those of you who have never fought a Wimp before, you are
in for a treat.  Wimps are the antithesis of the macho, chest beating, I'm better
than you managers and teams.  We are quiet types, most of whom couldn't get a job
with any other team.  All Wimps wear the trade marked target bullseye on their armor,
both front and rear.  This makes it easy for your fighters regardless of the
direction of the Wimp, coming or going.  As you can tell from our name, Andorian
Wimps, we support the Andorian code of honor and will fight to the death (ours or
better still, others), to defend it.  I am personally taking time from my busy
schedule in Aradi to return to Solven.  It will be like a vacation for me to spend
time with so many loyal Andorian managers. -- Wimpy

To Hedunbro Kid -- Come on down and take a shot or two at Two + Two.  Sorry I was out
but a grandson got in the way. -- Elderberry

Morgan -- I didn't hear a word you said. -- Deaf Smith
P.S.  Just as well.

Snake in the Grass -- Snakes always make me frantic, especially when they're hiding
in the grass.  And it usually costs me fights, too. -- Kangaroo Kate

Gary Condit -- Mean, aren't you?  What if I told you I was a member of an
underprivileged minority?  Think you might moderate your blows then? -- Turkey Joe
P.S.  Because I am.

Major Daisy -- Nasty temper you've got there. -- Inarinda

Judge -- Tsk, how politically incorrect of you! -- Saru Skink

Judge -- Well, for what it is worth, I double checked your "downchallenge."  Hate to 
say it, but you were right.  While it may have been unfair, one-sided, and cheap, it
was not a downchallenge.  I over-reacted.  Sorry about France bites.  Hope you can
chalk it up to a rookie manager's error.  Besides, we have better people to beat on
(what's that hissing noise?) than ourselves.  Hope you accept this apology. --
Detective Kellumbo

Hiss -- Better lucky than good I guess. -- Brianna

Snookums -- Retaliate for what?  Bloodfeuding?  Get real. -- Kellumbo

That's right!  C'mon!  Call me "Scum" will ya!  France Bit It!  Who ya gonna send,
Judge?  Your big Guantanamo Bay?  Put 'em up I say, put 'em up! -- Maximus

JFK -- Ouch!! -- Skeemer

Justice -- How do you lose to Visiting Orc?  You give us wastes a bad name. --
Skeemer

Saru Skink -- Hey!  I don't have a glass jaw; you just got lucky. -- Taxes

Judith -- Do you get the point now? -- Clinton

G'Bay -- Got ya. -- Al Gore

Skeemer -- No scheming allowed in Solven. -- Al Gore

Maximus and Kellumbo -- Nice 24 point downchallenge.  Are you happy with your kill?
You just bought yourself four turns of pain.  We will avenge the loss of France
Bites, and make you pay for your cowardice. -- The Republicans

Kellumbo -- Once again, we were the most avoided team.  Once again, your team avoided
us the most.  Nevertheless, you downchallenge 24 points to fight one of our new
warriors.  We frown upon these acts of cowardice, as does the rest of Solven.  Just
ask the other managers in this arena. -- The Republicans

Saru Skink and Nebuchadnezzar -- Congrats on your invite to the Isle. -- The
Republicans
P.S.  Oh alright.  Congrats to Taxes too.

30 April 2003
All -- Remember to put your arena number on your strategy sheets.  Strategies turned
in without an arena number run the risk of missing the turn. -- NAIEI

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NEBUCHADNEZZAR was devastated by TOE-PAZ #2 in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
CLINTON was vanquished by SARU SKINK in a exciting 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.
MORGAN vanquished GUANTANAMO BAY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
JUDITH defeated DEAF SMITH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
GARY CONDIT was devastated by SUE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LEE was bested by TURKEY JOE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's Challenge match.
SKEEMER was defeated by PLATINUM in a 1 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
BRIANNA was vanquished by BEAR MARKET in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
TAXES defeated WOF-A-MIT in a popular 1 minute expert's duel.
SANDY overpowered BISCUIT in a 1 minute uneven match.
COLOSSUS overpowered HOW--LITE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TOYS killed M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute competition.
BIG MAC was viciously subdued by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute veteran's contest.
JFK slimly lost to MAXIMUS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody bout.
JUSTICE defeated CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a popular 2 minute bloody duel.
HOMELESS PRINCE vanquished KLUTZ in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
TWO PLUS TWO was outwaited by PISHTUSH in a unpopular 15 minute brawl.
KANGAROO KATE defeated PITY in a 2 minute bout.
MAJOR DAISY subdued QUISLING in a exciting 3 minute bout.
INARINDA beat FLAT TAX in a 2 minute bloody fight.
DARKLE devastated FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BELORIAN was narrowly defeated by MACRIBSI in a exciting 4 minute gory duel.
PFC LYNCH easily killed BADABING in a 1 minute uneven duel.
RUMSFELD devastated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  12 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       37 -  25 -  2      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  22 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  20 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  16 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         AIMED BLOW        30 -  28 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  23 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  29 -  2      37  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  26 -  0      30  |

Turn 455 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  3                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TOE-PAZ #2 5608            26  16  0  136 ROCK ETTS (595)
AIMED BLOW       COLOSSUS 5820              16   5  0  113 BLADES OF WONDER (668)
WALL OF STEEL    SANDY 5829                 17  10  1  100 WOMEN OF REALITY (669)
TOTAL PARRY      CLINTON 2516               15   7  0   92 THE DEMOCRATS (202)
BASHING ATTACK   JUDITH 5832                15  12  0   91 WOMEN OF REALITY (669)
STRIKING ATTACK  MORGAN 5915                10   6  1   84 WOMEN OF REALITY (669)
SLASHING ATTACK  HOW--LITE 5635             18   9  1   80 ROCK ETTS (595)
PARRY-LUNGE      BISCUIT 5678               17  16  0   77 OLD MCDONALD (621)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TOE-PAZ #2 5608.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BELORIAN 5795.  The ten other most popular fighters were JFK 1660, TURKEY JOE 
5825, QUISLING 5652, BIG MAC 5698, JUSTICE 5949, PITY 5653, JUDITH 5832, SUE 5828, 
PLATINUM 5677, and BEAR MARKET 6010.

The least popular fighter this week was TWO PLUS TWO 5910.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PISHTUSH 5651, BADABING 6031, KLUTZ 5654, HOW--LITE 5635, 
BISCUIT 5678, BRIANNA 6025, SKEEMER 5965, LEE 5831, GARY CONDIT 5914, and GUANTANAMO 
BAY 5826.

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

TOE-PAZ #2 (22-5608) ROCK ETTS (595)
COLOSSUS (22-5820) BLADES OF WONDER (668)

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

TAXES (22-1661) THE DEMOCRATS (202)
SARU SKINK (22-5813) THE ZOO (205)
NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-5821) BLADES OF WONDER (668)