DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/17/2003    Duedate: 12/30/2003

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-471

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GARY CONDIT
THE DEMOCRATS (202)
(22-5914) [16-18-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GARY CONDIT                    SHUX
THE DEMOCRATS (202)            4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
(22-5914) [16-18-1,106]        (22-5788) [3-2-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MORGAN                         MARIE
WOMEN OF REALITY (669)         WOMEN OF REALITY (669)
(22-5915) [17-14-1,98]         (22-6128) [3-0-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       45
2. SERPENTINE INC. (85)        38      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. ANDORIAN WIMPS (651)        29      Unchartered Team
4. THE POISON CLAN (692)       16
5. ROCK ETTS (595)             12      THE POISON CLAN (692)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*VAPOUR (684)               1   0  0  100   1/ 5 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    10  5 0
 2/ 1*THE POISON CLAN (692)      8   2  0 80.0   2/ 3 SERPENTINE INC. (85)      9  6 0
 3/ 4 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     79  44  3 64.2   3/ 7*THE POISON CLAN (692)     8  2 0
 4/ 3*4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)   3   2  0 60.0   4/ 1 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     8  6 0
 5/ 5 ROCK ETTS (595)          403 279  7 59.1   5/ 2 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)     8  7 2
 6/ 6 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)    117  85  8 57.9   6/ 4 ANDORIAN WIMPS (651)      7  6 0
 7/ 7 SERPENTINE INC. (85)     135 102  6 57.0   7/ 6 WOMEN OF REALITY (669)    7  7 0
 8/ 8 WOMEN OF REALITY (669)   109  96  2 53.2   8/ 9 ROCK ETTS (595)           5  2 0
 9/ 9 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    311 285 23 52.2   9/10*BIBLE BELTERS (364)       5  5 0
10-10 MIRROR IMAGE (72)         25  23  3 52.1  10/ 8 THE DEMOCRATS (202)       5 10 0
11/17*BIBLE BELTERS (364)        6   6  0 50.0  11/11 THE ZOO (205)             4 11 0
12/12 THE DEMOCRATS (202)      102 105  8 49.3  12/15 OLD MCDONALD (621)        3  5 0
13/13 ANDORIAN WIMPS (651)      54  56  1 49.1  13-12*BAD INVENTIONS (683)      2  3 0
14/14 OLD MCDONALD (621)       257 276 13 48.2  14-13*VAPOUR (684)              1  0 0
15/15 THE ZOO (205)            324 428  4 43.1  15/14*LOONEY (693)              1  2 0
16-16*BAD INVENTIONS (683)       2   3  0 40.0  16/ 0*OXYMORONS (698)           0  2 0
17/11*LOONEY (693)               1   2  0 33.3  17/17*4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)  0  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18/ 0*OXYMORONS (698)            0   2  0  0.0  18-16 MIRROR IMAGE (72)         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[ Andorians Abroad #21 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Skaithvarn:

     "Bound to be trouble there," Hallie O'Dene said almost cheerfully.  She guided
her horse toward the half-hidden tower.  "It's too pat to be anything but a trap."
     "You've got that right, doll," Raoul agreed.  "But it just might be a trap for
sheep.  Let's see how it handles some wolves."
     "It might be a perfectly innocent tower," Jeri Northwind protested.
     "It MIGHT, doll, but I don't think so.  It--"
     "If it was a 'perfectly innocent' building, whether ruined or whole, I'd have
heard of it," Hallie said.  "It's my job to hear of such things.  Besides, this isn't
the first time I've been down this road, and I don't recall seeing that tower before.
Maybe--MAYBE I missed it because I didn't need it, but...."
     "But it's the kind of thing you would be looking for anyway," Raoul said.
Thunder crashed suddenly.  He squinted at the trees.
     If there was going to be lightning, the trees might be risky shelter at best.
Of course, riding down a road with nothing nearby as tall as three gladiators on
their horses wouldn't be safe, either.  The horses seemed to have their own ideas and
ran in under the trees at the edge of the road, not quite fast enough to avoid the
deluge that suddenly burst from the clouds.
     Even the trees didn't provide much shelter from that driving downpour.  Raoul
took off his hat and tried to shake the water from it, then shrugged and put it back
on.  "Not much choice--risk the tower or drown where we sit."  He urged his horse
forward.  The light wasn't good now that the rain had closed over them, but he
thought he could see a door of planks weathered to almost the same gray as the
stones.
     As they approached, the door moved.  Opened into the black interior of the
tower.
     "Probably haunted," Hallie muttered.  "If we're lucky.  If not...well, all the
vampires may not be in Leemith.  And there are robbers, and--"
     "Oh, stop!" Jeri protested.  "At least not robbers--they couldn't have BUILT the
tower since you were here last, could they?"
     "If they had a wizard--"
     A figure appeared in the doorway.  Between the rain and the shadow of the trees
now, it was little more than a pale, moving shape until they got close.  Too close
now to flee, if they had to and he was any kind of wizard.
     An old man, Raoul saw, but not bent or shriveled with his age.  Tall, lean as a
bone, with a narrow, hawk's face, hair more gray than red, wearing a simple robe of
natural-colored wool.  He made a gesture that was half an offer of shelter, half a
command that they enter.
     "Come out of the rain," he said.  His voice was deep and cold, and he spoke
Fratsfan with a slight accent like none that Raoul had ever heard before.  He stepped
toward the doorway ahead of them.  "I have a great aversion to becoming wet."
     After a brief hesitation, Raoul dismounted and moved forward, leading his horse.
"We didn't expect to find a shelter along this stretch of the coast," he said,
shaking what rain he could from his clothes before entering.  The room within was
circular and large, filling the whole base of the tower.  A fire burned on a hearth
to one side.  It looked like the part near the door had been used to stable horses
before, and recently.
     "This tower has been here a long time," the man said.  He turned back at the
fireplace and watched the women enter behind Raoul.  "But it has not always been...
visible."
     "You're a wizard," Hallie said.
     It wasn't a question, but the man bowed his head slightly.  "Perhaps the
greatest.  I am Kaldrehn of Krael."
     One of the women drew a breath in shock; Raoul didn't look back to see which
one.  He didn't want to turn his back on this man.  "It figures that a great wizard
wouldn't have been caught in the destruction of Krael," he agreed.  "But I'm
surprised I haven't heard of you before.  You don't have the look of a recluse."
     Kaldrehn laughed.  "And so I am not."  His gaze shifted from Raoul to look
past--at the women, probably.  "Not at all a recluse.  Nor a man to endure the tedium
of the dark centuries between the fall of Krael and the present, if it could be
avoided.  A man with skill enough can move behind time from one era to another, as he
wills."  His smile was not reassuring.  "As I willed."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 478): RICK DERRIS of VIEW ASKEW (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 477): ATROPHY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 470): WOF-A-MIT of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 467): SLIM SHADY of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 466): NOLAN ORGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 467): MR. GRINCH of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 463): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 429): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 422): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 415): ANASTASIA of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 326): BLACK CAT of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 316): GORDIAN of WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 140): LOKI of ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 363): EARTHQUAKE of NATURAL DISASTERS from ARADI (Soultaker)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 478): SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 477): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 470): THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 467): THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 466): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 467): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 463): none
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 429): WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 422): THE FLINTSTONES (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 415): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 326): RED AVENGERS (Rage Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 316): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 140): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 363): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 478): HARRY POTTER of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 477): ATROPHY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 470): WOF-A-MIT of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
                           SNAKE IN THE GRASS of SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
               (turn 469): HOMELESS PRINCE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo)
                           EDWIN MEESE of CONSPIRACY INC. (?, mgr.)
                           HOW--LITE of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 467): SLIM SHADY of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 185): VIOLENT VIOLET of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
                            SQUASH BUTT of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PYROTECHNICIAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 326): BLACK CAT of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
              (turn 325): THE LIMELIGHT of CLUB CULTURE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 316): GORDIAN of WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 140): GHOULSHINE of MONSTER RANCHER (Hombre, mgr.)
                 (turn 139): BATTLEMAGE of SHADOW MAGIC (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SOLVEN games.  Former top team THE REPUBLICANS was 
unseated this week as KELLUMBO'S KIDS moved up from 5th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 5-0-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around 
the corner!  Witness how this week KELLUMBO'S KIDS went 5-0-0 to move up 4 in the 
rankings.  My praise to SERPENTINE INC. for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, 
it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  DARKLE caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested GEORGE BUSH and was awarded 23 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DARKLE put down 
GEORGE BUSH, causing him to lose 16 points of recognition in the process.  This time 
out MORGAN made hers bid for the throne as she challenged WOF-A-MIT in an all out 
contest of skill for possession of the title!  Not for nothing has WOF-A-MIT in the 
past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers combat 
skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this 
week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  KELLUMBO'S KIDS is feared.  This 
much I can say.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent 
the better part of last week avoiding KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  Indeed it was SERPENTINE 
INC..  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  GIDEON take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in SOLVEN.  I can not but mention with 
disdain the name of BARB who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 8 
points below in the rankings.  I thought BARB showed great skill and promise when she 
was bested by NANCY PELOSI.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in SOLVEN as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into 
a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARY CONDIT 5914             16  18  1   106       THE DEMOCRATS (202)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARKLE 5709                  13   5  0   100       ANDORIAN WIMPS (651)
 MONTY PYTHON 5939            20   7  0    98       SERPENTINE INC. (85)
 MORGAN 5915                  17  14  1    98       WOMEN OF REALITY (669)
 JUSTICE 5949                 17  10  0    98       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 BLIND GIRL 6041              14   1  0    95       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 MAXIMUS 5966                 17   7  3    94       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HISS 6017                    15   3  0    90       SERPENTINE INC. (85)
 BEAR MARKET 6010             10  12  1    90       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 TURKEY JOE 5825              17  32  0    87       THE ZOO (205)
 KANGAROO KATE 5900           16  26  1    85       THE ZOO (205)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBERT BYRD 6039              9   7  0    84       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 LEE 5831                     15  27  0    80       WOMEN OF REALITY (669)
 SKEEMER 5965                 14  11  0    76       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 GEORGE BUSH 1708             11   5  0    76       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 TWO PLUS TWO 5910            13  13  1    68       OLD MCDONALD (621)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLATINUM 5677                11  24  1    63       ROCK ETTS (595)
 SCHWARZENEGGER 6050           8   6  1    62       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUMSFELD 6032                 6  11  0    54       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 FLAT TAX 5998                10  13  0    53       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 MACRIBSI 6024                 9   5  0    52       OLD MCDONALD (621)
-TWIN 562                      6   3  3    44       MIRROR IMAGE (72)
 VENOM 6059                    6   5  0    43       SERPENTINE INC. (85)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NANCY PELOSI 6076             5   4  1    33       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 DARRELL ISSA 6108             4   1  1    30       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 NERF 6105                     3   3  0    29       ANDORIAN WIMPS (651)
 BARB 6060                     5   5  0    24       WOMEN OF REALITY (669)
 SKANK 6114                    3   1  0    24       ANDORIAN WIMPS (651)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DROOLMASTER 660               6   2  0    22       MIRROR IMAGE (72)
 ANTHONY SCALIA 6103           5   1  0    22       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 MARIE 6128                    3   0  0    21       WOMEN OF REALITY (669)
 SHUX 5788                     3   2  0    21       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
 MERIAM 3305                   2   2  0    20       BIBLE BELTERS (364)
 GIDEON 3308                   2   2  0    20       BIBLE BELTERS (364)
 THE SCORPION 6117             2   0  0    19       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 THE SNAKE 6119                2   0  0    19       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 GIREFFY 6102                  2   4  0    17       THE ZOO (205)
-FRESH LIMBERGER 6018          1   0  0    17       BAD INVENTIONS (683)
-SHATTER 561                   3   7  0    16       MIRROR IMAGE (72)
 THE TOAD 6121                 2   0  0    16       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 ILSA SHE-WOLF 6107            3   2  0    15       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-ICE TOASTER 6020              1   0  0    14       BAD INVENTIONS (683)
-REFLECTIONS 702               1   3  0    13       MIRROR IMAGE (72)
 CHENEY 6153                   1   0  0    12       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 LITTLE PONY 6106              0   3  0     9       OLD MCDONALD (621)
-SANDSTONE 6056                2   1  0     8       ROCK ETTS (595)
 NICODEMUS 6145                1   0  0     7       BIBLE BELTERS (364)
-TWIST TIE 6019                0   1  0     7       BAD INVENTIONS (683)
 BROTHER JUSTIN 6127           1   2  0     5       LOONEY (693)
 ANN COULTER 6168              1   0  0     5       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 HANNAH 6144                   1   0  0     5       BIBLE BELTERS (364)
 SNAKE CHARMER 6169            1   0  0     5       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 OINK 6142                     1   0  0     5       OLD MCDONALD (621)
-CHIA PET 6022                 0   1  0     5       BAD INVENTIONS (683)
 THE LIZARD 6120               1   1  0     4       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 THE CENTIPEDE 6118            1   1  0     4       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 KALAMAZOO 6116                0   3  0     4       THE ZOO (205)
-DARK HEAVEN 6037              1   0  0     3       VAPOUR (684)
 ZOOIE 6152                    0   2  0     2       THE ZOO (205)
 CAROL M. BRAUN 6146           0   2  0     2       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 D.O.A. DOMINANCE 6162         0   1  0     1       OXYMORONS (698)
 POINTY TEETH 6165             0   1  0     1       SERPENTINE INC. (85)
 MARIJUANA INITIATIVE 6164     0   1  0     1       OXYMORONS (698)
 BIG FAT HEN 6166              0   1  0     1       ANDORIAN WIMPS (651)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUSH LIMBAUGH 6167            0   1  0     1       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DIDILY SQUAT 6066      4  3 0 ANDORIAN WIMPS 651    NANCY PELOSI 6076     467 REVENGED
JFK 1660              18 21 1 THE DEMOCRATS 202     EDWIN MEESE 828       469 REVENGED
LEE II 6129            0  3 0 WOMEN OF REALITY 669  SHAPESHIFTER 402      471 NONE    
ZELORA 6068            3  5 0 THE ZOO 205           DARRELL ISSA 6108     469         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

DK -- I certainly noticed about JFK.  Was so absolutely stunned, I forgot to write
about it!  Talk about timing. -- Meese

Meriam -- I think I will need to start avoiding you.  One skill in two fights just
doesn't cut it.  And Elaine decided to put herself into a much more precarious
position--in the way of a Golem's Maul! -- Anthony

Maximus -- Wow, it must not be luck!  Three wins in a row vs. TP.  Fortunately, I
have a great favorite weapon.  Now I have to worry about getting the jump on these
other CC's. -- George Bush Sr.

Byrd -- I sure wish my master in init would do me any good.  Off to retirement with
another loss. -- Meese

Ghost of Zelora -- If I had only known you trained so well, I would have used my dull
scimitar. -- Darrell

All -- Please allow me to humbly introduce myself.  I am Master Tazo.  I have
traveled a great distance to bring my young ones to fight and learn here in your
arena.  They are all skilled in the arts of combat.  So much so, that they have
become arrogant and headstrong.  I bring them here to continue their lessons.  I hope
to teach them humility and perhaps to weed out the ones without the skills and
discipline to be a member of the poison clan.  Regrettably though, after our first
round of fights, you have only reinforced their belief that they are your superiors.
In truth, I believe this may be so. -- Master Tazo

Hiss -- I just didn't see the point letting you beat that sweet, innocent, Blind
Girl.  That makes all 3 losses vs. the Kids if I am right. -- Detective Kellumbo

Kangaroo Kate -- Wow!  You almost had me there.  If you let me off the hook because I
was leaving, thank you. -- Homeless Prince

Darkle -- I know where I will be protecting next time.  Well done, for a Wimp. --
Skeemer

George Bush -- Was that act II?  Geesh....gimeabreak. -- Maximus

Floyd -- Ah...I set the trap for Rattler, only to oversee Venom up there a little
higher.  Strangely enough though, Ilsa had a shot.  You got me on that one. --
Kellumbo

Woelfe -- Welcome to the best arena in all of Alastari!  Glad to have you.  Best of
luck. -- Detective Kellumbo

Poison Clan -- And a warm welcome to you also.  Although not too warm for too long if
you keep up that 5-0 business. -- Detective Kellumbo

Dark Heavan -- You do realize that one man teams need to be killed off don't you? --
Detective Kellumbo

Wof-A-Mit -- Geesh, how's that for a how do you do....  You take the throne and they
kick you out of the arena. -- Kellumbo

Floyd -- You are definitely a manager whose outlook on the arena I can respect.  I
seem to recall about six months past saying something similar to Judge about trying
to hand you a few losses.  Let the fun begin. -- DK
P.S.  Prince says to send Snake in the Grass to 105 so they can finally have that
fight you kept dodging. :)

Happy holidays all.  Hope you get what you want! -- DK

Schwarzenegger -- Fate, she did not smile upon me, and thus victory found you
instead.  Perhaps we will battle again sometime...but not yet.  Well fought. --
Gideon

Anthony Scalia -- I truly believed I would best thee.  Alas, my faith alone was not
enough as you have once again managed to escape my sword.  Even if narrowly, I will
not seek you again for sometime. -- Meriam

Nancy Pelosi -- I guess that this third loss is good enough.  You and you team have
been embarrassed enough by the capture of old S.D. -- Skank

Skeemer -- Note my challenge was an up challenge by 2 points and 16 FE vs. 23.  It
can be done.  It is not necessary to down challenge for easy wins. -- Darkle

Gireffy -- Thanks for deciding to fight me.  I rewarded you with skills even though I
got the win.  Nice. -- Nerf

Solven -- I may decide to stick around for another turn or two while I decide what to
do with my new fighter.  I may not want him to fight here, so I can hold him for the
rookies.  10-9-7-21-17-9-11.  I do have to leave, not only here but is several other
cities also.  I will cut back to only Zensu and Aradi and then reactivate in 105.  It
has been fun here for the most part.  There are some honorable managers here that
make the arena interesting.  Unfortunately there are also a couple of dishonorable
managers who want to win at any cost and use the down challenge to do so.  I find
this very distasteful and uncalled for since there are many cites that welcome this
type of managing and will welcome a team who wishes to transfer.  I have no regard
for this type of managing or the men who manage in this fashion.  I guess my
departing is a little bit of a protest.  Good luck to all except the two lowlifes. --
Wimpy

Homeless Prince -- It's my considered opinion that if you are, in fact, homeless,
it's because your mother threw you out.  Talk about RUDE. -- Kangaroo Kate
P.S.  The poor woman was probably at her wit's end.

Nerf -- Cousin! -- Gireffy

Snake in the Grass -- You bit my TOES!  I hate that.  They get all red and swollen.
-- Turkey Joe
P.S.  Congratulations on graduating.

The Snake -- THE snake?  The ORIGINAL one?  Wow. -- Kalamazoo

Fresh Limberger -- Well, really, all I like in that way is just a sharp cheddar.
Sissy of me, perhaps, but there it is. -- Zooie

Homeless Prince -- Fare you well on the Isle.  You have been a worthy Duelmaster
here. -- Leeta and The Zoo

Ilsa -- I wouldn't worry about it.  You're still young, and nobody expects mature
judgment from the young!  Why, when I think of some of the boners *I* have pulled....
(shudder) -- Gireffy

Woelfe -- Welcome, and other remarks as appropriate.  We don't issue challenges, but
if you find yourself in need of a quick win, look us up. -- Leeta, The Zoo

Skeemer -- No problem with my mom.  It's nice to know that while dead, she is still
wanted and paying her rent for that cemetery plot. -- Al Gore

Skank -- You got lucky.  You won't next time. -- Nancy Pelosi

The Centipede -- Good fight.  Close up to the end. -- C.M.B.

Morgan -- Ha!  I meant to do that. -- Gary Condit

Edwin Meese -- Thanks for the skills and easy win. -- Robert Byrd

To all the new teams.  Welcome to Solven and lose often. -- Al Gore

To the graduates -- Congrats! -- Al Gore

Wof-A-Mit -- Good victory.  That fight was a clash of Titans of sorts.  You came away
with the win, and immortality, all in one turn. -- Justice

Homeless Prince and Kellumbo -- Another insulting DM Column.  Nice way to leave the
arena, H.P.  Why would I "ask" you for the opportunity to challenge for Solven's
throne?  You made it perfectly clear in one of your prior DM Columns that you would
never let me have a shot at the throne as long as you held it.  You have brought
great dishonor to this arena with all of your avoids and downchallenges.  Good
riddance. -- Judge

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LEE II was butchered by SHAPESHIFTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HISS viciously subdued LEE in a action packed 8 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
MORGAN was narrowly defeated by WOF-A-MIT in a 2 minute master's Challenge duel.
GARY CONDIT devastated KANGAROO KATE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
TWO PLUS TWO was subdued by TURKEY JOE in a 2 minute master's Challenge competition.
DARKLE overpowered GEORGE BUSH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
FLAT TAX was bested by PLATINUM in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge competition.
BARB was viciously subdued by NANCY PELOSI in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
SKANK was viciously subdued by VENOM in a 6 minute novice vs. expert Challenge duel.
NERF narrowly defeated GIDEON in a action packed 3 minute Challenge match.
DARRELL ISSA narrowly defeated SHUX in a 6 minute brutal Challenge fight.
ILSA SHE-WOLF savagely defeated LITTLE PONY in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
THE LIZARD was viciously subdued by GIREFFY in a exciting 5 minute Challenge battle.
ROBERT BYRD was beaten by MAXIMUS in a 2 minute conflict.
BEAR MARKET was overcome by MONTY PYTHON in a 1 minute expert's fight.
SNAKE IN THE GRASS savagely defeated JUSTICE in a 2 minute expert's struggle.
BLIND GIRL bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory brawl.
SKEEMER overpowered RUMSFELD in a exciting 2 minute brutal one-sided match.
MACRIBSI overpowered ANTHONY SCALIA in a 4 minute mismatched conflict.
SCHWARZENEGGER devastated VISITING ORC in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
MERIAM savagely defeated THE CENTIPEDE in a action packed 1 minute gruesome bout.
KALAMAZOO slimly lost to THE TOAD in a exciting 8 minute gory novice's contest.
THE SCORPION overpowered BIG FAT HEN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THE SNAKE overpowered FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BROTHER JUSTIN was overpowered by CHENEY in a 1 minute uneven match.
MARIE savagely defeated RUSH LIMBAUGH in a popular 8 minute gruesome beginner's duel.
CAROL M. BRAUN was outlasted by OINK in a tiresome 8 minute beginner's competition.
ZOOIE was savagely defeated by NICODEMUS in a 1 minute gruesome beginner's fight.
HANNAH luckily beat POINTY TEETH in a 2 minute gory novice's match.
D.O.A. DOMINANCE was defeated by SNAKE CHARMER in a popular 3 minute novice's bout.
MARIJUANA INITIATIVE was overcome by ANN COULTER in a 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         STRIKING ATTACK   47 -  24 -  1      66  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         PARRY-LUNGE       34 -  26 -  2      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         TOTAL PARRY       43 -  34 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  20 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    51 -  56 -  5      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  20 -  0      39  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         AIMED BLOW         9 -  17 -  1      35  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  30 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  22 -  0      31  |

Turn 471 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-LUNGE        5 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  5                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  4                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  5                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DARKLE 5709                13   5  0  100 ANDORIAN WIMPS (651)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MONTY PYTHON 5939          20   7  0   98 SERPENTINE INC. (85)
STRIKING ATTACK  MORGAN 5915                17  14  1   98 WOMEN OF REALITY (669)
WALL OF STEEL    JUSTICE 5949               17  10  0   98 THE REPUBLICANS (103)
TOTAL PARRY      BLIND GIRL 6041            14   1  0   95 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
PARRY-LUNGE      HISS 6017                  15   3  0   90 SERPENTINE INC. (85)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MORGAN 5915.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MARIE 6128.  The ten other most popular fighters were GIREFFY 6102, GIDEON 3308, 
KALAMAZOO 6116, D.O.A. DOMINANCE 6162, TURKEY JOE 5825, VENOM 6059, RUMSFELD 6032, 
HISS 6017, ROBERT BYRD 6039, and NANCY PELOSI 6076.

The least popular fighter this week was CAROL M. BRAUN 6146.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were OINK 6142, SHUX 5788, RUSH LIMBAUGH 6167, THE TOAD 6121, 
MACRIBSI 6024, SKANK 6114, SNAKE CHARMER 6169, ZOOIE 6152, BROTHER JUSTIN 6127, and 
BIG FAT HEN 6166.

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

MORGAN (22-5915) WOMEN OF REALITY (669)

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

WOF-A-MIT (22-5639) ROCK ETTS (595)
SNAKE IN THE GRASS (22-5952) SERPENTINE INC. (85)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXII

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AFGHAN REBEL 1636 (42-29-4)            1  3  0         THE REPUBLICANS      
ANKLEBITER 1163 (43-39-3)              1  3  0         THE REPUBLICANS      
THE EXPLOITER 1226 (46-32-1)           1  3  0         THE REPUBLICANS      

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NEBUCHADNEZZAR 5821 (20-16-0)          7  3  0         BLADES OF WONDER     
RONALD REAGAN 831 (26-11-1)            6  3  0         CONSPIRACY INC.      
AXIS OF EVIL 5827 (24-9-0)             5  3  0         THE REPUBLICANS      
CLINTON 2516 (22-13-1)                 3  3  0         THE DEMOCRATS        
SUE 5828 (20-18-0)                     3  3  0         WOMEN OF REALITY     
TAXES 1661 (21-17-1)                   3  3  0         THE DEMOCRATS        
SANDY 5829 (24-15-1)                   0  2  0         WOMEN OF REALITY     

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LIGHTNING XLV 5532 (8-1-0)             6  3  0         DEATH STUDS IX       
NOT SO GOOD AL 5729 (9-3-1)            6  3  0         WE BE WAR FLAILS     
DARKSIDE 2714 (10-6-0)                 5  3  0         LOST SOULS 1         
DVDA 5768 (0-0-0)                      4  3  1         THAT'S UNPOSSIBLE!   
BARKING SPIDER 5765 (0-0-0)            3  3  0         THAT'S UNPOSSIBLE!   
HOW--LITE 5635 (21-17-1)               3  3  0         ROCK ETTS            
PISHTUSH 5651 (16-3-0)                 3  3  0         ANDORIAN WIMPS       
REVEREND LOVEJOY 5517 (6-2-0)          2  3  0         SPRINGFIELD          
JFK 1660 (18-19-1)                     1  3  0         THE DEMOCRATS        
GARY CONDIT 5914 (13-17-1)             0  2  0         THE DEMOCRATS        
HOMELESS PRINCE 6012 (16-2-0)          0  2  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      
JUDITH 5832 (22-17-0)                  0  2  0  DEAD   WOMEN OF REALITY     
LEE 5831 (14-24-0)                     0  2  0         WOMEN OF REALITY     

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HISS 6017 (13-1-0)                     7  3  0         SERPENTINE INC.      
SKEEMER 5965 (12-9-0)                  7  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      
BLIND GIRL 6041 (10-1-0)               3  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      
BEAR MARKET 6010 (8-10-1)              2  3  0         THE DEMOCRATS        
MAXIMUS 5966 (16-4-3)                  2  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MCGRORY 5976 (5-1-1)                   7  3  0         BREMEN SIX DAY       
ROBERT BYRD 6039 (8-4-0)               2  3  0         THE DEMOCRATS        
RUMSFELD 6032 (5-8-0)                  1  3  0         THE REPUBLICANS      
SCHWARZENEGGER 6050 (4-6-1)            1  3  0         THE REPUBLICANS      
PATTON 5924 (0-0-0)                    0  2  0         THE GENERALS         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NANCY PELOSI 6076 (4-1-1)              3  3  0         THE DEMOCRATS        
BORENSEN 6091 (0-2-0)                  0  2  0         BLOOD OF THE RAT     
SAVAGE DRAGON 3263 (2-2-0)             0  2  0         SAVAGE HEARTS        
SHUX 5788 (3-0-0)                      0  2  0         4-LETTER CURSE WORDS 

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MARIE 6077 (3-0-0)                     4  3  0  DEAD   WOMEN OF REALITY     
DARRELL ISSA 6108 (1-0-0)              3  3  0         CONSPIRACY INC.      
STAEL 6071 (1-1-1)                     1  3  0         WAY OF THE SWORD C5  
ANTHONY SCALIA 6103 (2-0-0)            0  2  0         CONSPIRACY INC.      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ORON 6070 (0-0-0)                      8  2  2         WAY OF THE SWORD C5  
KYRANAS 6069 (0-0-0)                   5  3  0         WAY OF THE SWORD C5  
MERIAM 3305 (0-0-0)                    5  3  0         BIBLE BELTERS        
GIDEON 3308 (0-0-0)                    4  3  0         BIBLE BELTERS        
365 GTB4 6054 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0         HOT WHEELS           
LITTLE PONY 6106 (0-0-0)               2  3  0         OLD MCDONALD         
PAPA TEUTUL 6081 (0-0-0)               0  2  0         CHOPPERZ MANIA       

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MARA*BULL 5502 (14-5-0)                5  3  0         ROCK ETTS            
IRISH SPRING 5893 (8-3-0)              3  3  0         CLEAN AND SOBER      
SLAM THUNDERHIDE 2855 (9-4-0)          2  3  0         CHAIN REACTION       
TURBO STANG 3052 (8-5-0)               2  3  0         CHAIN REACTION       
CUFF LINK 2647 (10-7-2)                1  3  0         CHAIN REACTION       

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALASTOR 5567 (5-3-0)                   0  2  0         A UNIT               
HEMA-TITE 5224 (2-7-0)                 0  2  0         ROCK ETTS            

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLIND BOY 6042 (6-4-0)                 1  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      
VIXEN TRIM 5452 (0-1-0)                1  3  0         CHAIN REACTION       
BITTERSTONE 5693 (2-0-0)               0  2  0         SHADOWRIGHT          
BLOOD-STONE 5321 (4-2-0)               0  2  0         ROCK ETTS            

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LEE 5923 (0-1-0)                       2  3  0         THE GENERALS         
LOST GIANT 6029 (0-1-0)                1  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS