DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/12/2003    Duedate: 06/25/2003

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-454

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VIKING
SAVAGES (178)
(24-4334) [20-17-3,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VIKING                         CANE TOAD
SAVAGES (178)                  AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
(24-4334) [20-17-3,108]        (24-4425) [4-2-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VIKING                         TAZZY TIGER
SAVAGES (178)                  AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
(24-4334) [20-17-3,108]        (24-4423) [4-2-0,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (149)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AUSSIE KILLERS (455)        54
2. THE ASININE (272)           36      DIABLO ALSO (458)
3. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         20      Unchartered Team
4. SAVAGES (178)               12
5. THE MC5 (445)                7      AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SWEET BLISS (441)          1   0  0  100   1/ 3 THE ASININE (272)         8  7 1
 2/ 2 DIABLO ALSO (458)         40  18  1 69.0   2/ 1*AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      8  7 1
 3/ 3*AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      19  11  2 63.3   3/ 5 THE MC5 (445)             6  8 1
 4/ 4 THE MC5 (445)             84  75  8 52.8   4/ 2 BATTLEMANIA (71)          6  9 2
 5/ 5 BATTLEMANIA (71)         335 305 23 52.3   5/ 4 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       6  9 0
 6/ 6 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      342 331 11 50.8   6/ 6 DIABLO ALSO (458)         3  0 0
 7/ 7 THE ASININE (272)         63  65  6 49.2   7/ 7 SAVAGES (178)             3  3 0
 8/ 8 SAVAGES (178)            104 120 12 46.4   8- 8*SWEET BLISS (441)         1  0 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 #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Iaye:

     Raoul, once known in the arena at Aruak City as In Gerfel We Trust, looked
around the waterfront and frowned.  Even though he and his companions, Jeri
Northwind, a gladiator from Zorpunt, and Berdan, a Fratsfan ex-assassin, had just
come from the devastated town of Point, he had not expected to find Iaye in such a
mess.
     "What happened here?" Jeri asked a lounger.
     The local man, who could have used a bath, shrugged and spat.  "The Trier rose
up and smashed the waterfront," he said.  He looked at the woman calculatingly, as
though trying to guess how much money she might spend on hearing his tale.  "Or
ghosts did it, if you can believe that."
     "Ghosts out of Krael," Raoul said, nodding.  "They hit Point, too."
     "That's what folks say," the man agreed, scowling.  "I guess you heard the story
already, huh?  When I saw 'em coming, them ghosts, I didn't stay to ask their names.
A mean bunch.  But things are pretty much okay on up the hill.  Harbor House can
still give you a bed and a half-way decent feed."
     Raoul looked at the man thoughtfully, glanced at his companions, and saw that
they agreed with him--ask this loafer nothing, tell him nothing.  Iaye had an arena,
he and Jeri both had contacts there.  That was where they'd ask their questions and
look for help.

     Goff, the manager of Red Dog Gang in Iaye, shrugged.  "They say it was ghosts,
but who knows?  Does it matter?"
     "Not to us," Raoul agreed.  "Asking was just curiosity.  We've got other
business.  We're chasing a man known as Peranis, a Raltuman--"
     "Him!  He's a big-time troublemaker here, but he's got powerful friends.  Nobody
can touch him."
     "That's what we heard in Point, too," Jeri said, nodding.  "Is he actually here
now?"
     "No, I don't think so, I think he went to Skaithvarn.  I keep track of him, as
much as I can, so as to keep out of his way.  I had a run-in with him a few years
back," Goff explained, "and he's been out to do me bad turns ever since.  That man
can REALLY hold a grudge.  Uh...what do you want him for?"
     Raoul glanced at Berdan, and the Fratsfan shrugged and sighed.  "Peranis is a
member of the Assassins' Guild," Berdan said.  "A high-ranking member.  Though he's
been doing mostly administrative work lately, never doubt for a minute that he is a
dangerous man."
     "Right, I won't doubt it," Goff said.  "Why are you following him?"
     "Because he's run off with the Guild's Black Book...which lists all the
assassins, all the Andorian spies abroad, all the people that the Guild is in a
position to coerce--"
     "Blackmail, you mean," Raoul growled.
     Berdan nodded.  "But up until the King disbanded the Guild, it wasn't blackmail,
it was, ah, 'encouraging them to act in the national interest rather than in their
own'."
     "With the 'national interest' being determined by the Guild, of course," Jeri
muttered.
     "This Black Book, is it just names, or does it have details?" Goff asked.  "I
mean, if somebody steals it from Peranis, can that somebody use it to blackmail?"
     "Yes.  We are pursuing Peranis to retrieve the book, which will be--"
     "Which will be burned as soon as we get our hands on it," Raoul finished.
     "But some of the information might be of great use to the King!" Berdan
protested.
     Raoul shook his head.  "No.  That book is muck," he said flatly, "and you can't
pick up even a little of the muck without getting dirty.  Let the King compile his
own files for 'encouraging' his citizens."
     "And I hope he doesn't feel the need," Jeri added.  "But you're right about the
Black Book.  We've got to burn it."
     "But first we have to catch Peranis and get the Book away from him," Raoul
finished.  "You say he went to Skaithvarn.  Where?  There are several strong city-
states over there."
     "I didn't ask him where he was going.  My idea was to stay out of sight," Goff
pointed out.  "But the word is he mostly goes to Istoreth."
     "Isn't that the one that has a treaty with Osksi?" Raoul asked.  "I didn't like
the idea of that book falling into S'varni hands, and I like it less if the Osksians
are going to have a chance at it."  He took off his bowler and frowned down into it
as though he was looking into a crystal ball.  "We need to get over there.  You know
anyone with a boat?"
     "Well...yeah, I've got a boat myself that'd make the crossing.  It isn't that
far.  But...."  Goff ran a hand through his hair, leaving it standing on end.  "But
it might be needed here--what if the ghosts come back?"
     "Why should they come back?" Raoul asked.
     "Nobody knows why they came in the first place, so how can we know whether
they'll come back?"  The manager shook his head like a dog shaking off water.  "Are
things going crazy everywhere?"
     "Yes," Jeri answered, surprising the others.  Defensively she added, "Well, they
are!  Point was destroyed by the ghosts, too, and Seam now has a geyser in the middle
of town that can't be helping things much, and there are other stories going around.
Have you heard anything at all from Ti lately?"
     "I know, doll," Raoul said quietly, "but we can't do more than one thing at a
time, and our job is to catch Peranis."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 231): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 464): THE ARDIVENTI CHEF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 464): BEAVIS of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 457): SUE of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 453): DOMINIK HASEK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 454): WENT TO MARKET of THIS LITTLE PRIGGY 
                             (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 454): DEADMAN of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 450): VALLISNERIA of THE GREENHOUSE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 415): BIRDBRAIN of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 409): AFRICAN GREY of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 401): VEERS of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 179): MERADI of KING AND COUNTRY (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 313): CROW of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 303): DIS-JOINT of DIS-TEAM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 133): BEER of STUFF I BROUGHT (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 349): PRIMUS BOUND of SUPERIOR FORCES from ZENSU (Manager)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 231): X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 464): TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 464): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 457): none
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 453): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 454): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 454): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 450): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 415): none
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 409): BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 401): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 179): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 313): SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 303): WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 133): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 349): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 231): WEIRD WILLIAM of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 462): SHAIRLINDRIA of TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 464): BEAVIS of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 457): MAJOR MUFFINS of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
                           SANDY of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 453): DOMINIK HASEK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 454): DEADMAN of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 449): THE FRATSFAN CHEF of ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (Generalissimo
                         Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 415): JUDAS PRIEST of THAT 80'S METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 400): FIENDISH GLEE of CLEVER LINGO (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 133): BEER of STUFF I BROUGHT (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Zorpunt,

Hail, all!  Having been shamed by the almighty CEO of Zorpunt I am here to address
you.  I can remember not long ago running laps around the guildhouse all night
holding 2 large shields while my 4 teammates pummeled away at my feeble defenses.
All because I started off 1-4.  Well, I'd like to thank Street Legal for forcing me
to become better, it worked and paid dividends for us both.  Later this week Street
graduated warriors 14 & 15 from Basic (I was lucky #13). Quite a week for my faithful
manager, I must say congrats to him.

I have enjoyed my stay here in our quaint little town, and am actually sad to be
leaving.  I have a nice piece of land adjacent to my stablemates (none of them
teammates, all come from Tobir, Aruak, Zensu, and Niytyole).  I have land across the
road from a strange couple, the wife has this strange red hairdo.  I think his name
is Al and he graduated as a TP from Tobir arena.  He has 2 kids who are always
getting in to trouble it seems, but I should hope we will get along well!

For those of you wondering how I achieved my 19-12-0 record this is what I looked
like:  10(1)-16-14-11-15(2)-12-9 TP.  I have an AdEx in PAR and an Ex in DEF (+1).
My favorites, rhythm:  VL/VL, weapon:  QS, learn:  DEF, Tactic:  Parry.

Thank you all and I am honored to have been your Duelmaster and to be a Lord
Protector for Zorpunt in Andorak!

Dominik Hasek

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ZORPUNT?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see DEHUMANIZER win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, STONEFISH 
beat PENOK and PENOK lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Going for broke or 
broken, our Duelmaster HIGH ELF Dark Arena Challenged this turn.  And if variety is 
the spice of life, ZORPUNT may be getting bland, as DOMINIK HASEK stays top dog in 
the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You 
want to know what's new, don't you, ZORPUNT?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ZORPUNT, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
THE ASININE the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it 
looks like BATTLEMANIA avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, TRISHA WINGFOOT was 
this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Whoa!  I'll even buy DOMINIK HASEK a drink 
tonight!  Anyone who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on his good 
side!  It's about time EASTERN BROWN got beat for picking on warriors like FLITTER 
MCGEE.  Bravo, KRILL CAVALRY.  See you at The Dripping Blade.  Titanium shields and 
bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the ZORPUNT arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIKING 4334                  20  17  3   108       SAVAGES (178)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUGE TWIRLING MAN 4457       12   3  0   101       DIABLO ALSO (458)
 FLITTER MCGEE 4378           15   6  0   100       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CEO 2269                     10   6  0    78       BATTLEMANIA (71)
 SLIM SHADY 4370               9  12  0    74       THE MC5 (445)
-KID ROCK 4340                18  15  0    72       THE MC5 (445)
 CURTIS JOSEPH 4384            8   9  0    72       THE MC5 (445)
 TRISHA WINGFOOT 4330         16  21  0    69       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 YOU HATE ME 4366             11   2  0    69       THE ASININE (272)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ASSASSASSIN 4454              7   3  0    66       DIABLO ALSO (458)
 CANE TOAD 4425                4   2  0    64       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 HOFFA 4332                   12  25  2    63       SAVAGES (178)
 TAZZY TIGER 4423              4   2  0    61       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONE SHELL 4422               5   1  0    43       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EASTERN BROWN 4424            4   2  2    33       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
-BROAD WITH A ROD 4452         8   4  0    32       DIABLO ALSO (458)
-MAGIC LASS 4455               7   5  0    32       DIABLO ALSO (458)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONEFISH 4432                1   3  0    23       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 DEHUMANIZER 4461              1   1  0    22       THE ASININE (272)
 TELLAR FLEET 4415             5   2  1    18       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 JESSIE JUNE 4466              1   0  0    18       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-PINK TACO 4287                1   0  0    13       SWEET BLISS (441)
 AIMER 4427                    3   1  0    10       THE ASININE (272)
 RICH CRANIUM 4464             1   0  0    10       THE ASININE (272)
 SPANKYTIME 4446               2   1  1     8       BATTLEMANIA (71)
 PENOK 4445                    2   1  0     7       BATTLEMANIA (71)
 FLESHHARROWER 4462            1   1  1     5       THE ASININE (272)
 MARK TREMONTE 4442            0   3  0     3       THE MC5 (445)
 KERMET 4465                   0   1  0     1       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KING BROWN SNAKE 4421  1  1 0 AUSSIE KILLERS 455    TELLAR FLEET 4415     450 JUST REV
DA17 4460              1  1 1 BATTLEMANIA 71        SPYMASTER 414         454 NONE    
DA19 4463              0  1 0 BATTLEMANIA 71        MOUNTAIN TROLL 410    454 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HIGH ELF 411           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          DOMINIK HASEK 4341    454 NONE    
LEANDRA FLEET 4391     5  3 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403     HOFFA 4332            450 REVENGED
LUANN SWIFT 4434       1  2 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403     EASTERN BROWN 4424    453 JUST REV
KOBEY TAYNE 4435       0  3 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403     SPANKYTIME 4446       453         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sure was fun seeing the big Shewish Giant fall.  Keep DA17 after all?  Nah, he's too
dangerous.  Despite what Spankytime did last turn (with a shortsword???), that's
really not our style.  Grab a torch, guy! -- Darkfist

Viking -- Weren't you paying attention?  I was beating you!  But no! You have to go
getting desperate and ignoring me with your single-minded desire to poke me with your
spear.  You...savage barbarian...you! -- CEO

Sigh.  I hate to see a young basher go like that.  It's always a possibility, I know,
but we really don't go looking for the kill.  Here's to the memory of Kobey Tayne. --
Spankytime

Dehumanizer -- Woah!  You're a big one.  And an Adex already?  Smart too.  But your
name...why are all the good-looking guys so lacking in personality? -- Penok

Luann Swift -- Kinda surprised me too.  Wish I could get it to do that again.  Maybe
if I wave it around real hard and jump up and down? -- Penok

Oops, my bad, Flitter.  You had just taken the throne that turn so hadn't had time to
write a column yet.  Sorry you didn't keep it.  Those MC5 guys have been way too
quiet.  Oh well, hope to see you back on the big chair this turn! -- CEO

Luann Swift -- That's what happens when you muck with the second most deadly snake in
the world. -- Eastern Brown

Krill Cavalry -- My condolences to Luann Swift's next of kin. -- THawk

CEO -- No conspiracy, I'm just a good learner! -- Curtis Joseph

Flitter McGee -- It appears I am just a bit better defensively than Curtis and the
Kid.  It was, however, not an easy win; looks like you may have a few more turns as
DM soon to come! -- Dominik Hasek

Huge Twirling Man -- This was a very frustrating loss.  I'm just hoping this isn't
one of The Muffin Man's transfer teams as he REALLY has my number, as well as the
ticket to my warriors' dirt naps! -- Kid Rock and Street Legal

Trisha Wingfoot -- A longer fight, I took less punishment and I learn less than last
time?  Not right at all!  The learns should come in handy, however! -- Curtis Joseph

Cane Toad and THawk -- A very brave challenge, though not so bright.  I am not as bad
as my record would allow for!  Hope the skills were worth it! -- Slim Shady

Aimer -- My, what big feet you have.  I will be back and I will win this next time
(or I will likely be fighting at night, my manager says)! -- Mark Tremonte

Dominik Hasek -- I guess it's natural for an old fella like you to pace yourself that
way, hmm?  I just can't seem to get the hang of that.  Good thing you're leaving, and
I won't HAVE to get the hang of it. -- Flitter McGee
P.S.  Thanks for the skills, fella.  I'll cherish 'em.

Curtis Joseph -- Not one of my favorite fights.  (sigh)  Way it goes, at least I
survived! -- Trisha Wingfoot

Stonefish -- There, you see?  A career error.  No doubt about it.  You should
probably have been a total parry, as too many people here seem to be. -- Tellar Fleet

Eastern Brown -- Nasty, aren't you?  Two kills in four wins?  We will bloodfeud this
one, as you seem to be taking your team name too seriously. -- Ghost of Luann Swift

Spanky Time -- Heck, talk about bad luck. -- Ghost of Kobey Tayne
P.S.  'Course, I knew I wasn't much good at this stuff when Leeta told me to train as
a basher....

Darkfist -- In small arenas, that happens often--the accidental bloodfeud.  But now
and then, when it appears to be necessary, we do actually stir ourselves to the point
of issuing a challenge. -- Leeta

15 May 2003
Assurnasirbanipal invites all to use his computerized warrior management tool.  The
program is the most extensive management tool ever created.  It was meant to run on a
PALM OS PDA, but will run (emulated) on a PC or MAC.  You can get this program on the
web at: http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir

27 May 2003
A note to everyone regarding manager names and manager lists -- If you're running a
team incognito, all you have to do is let me know and I won't put your name on any
manager lists.  It has seemed though, that more people want their names listed, even
if they do not announce themselves, than the other way around.  Also, I do maintain
the list more or less by hand and errors do creep in.  You have but to say I've made
an error and no one will be the wiser (except thee and me, of course). -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
     USA
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

4 June 2003
                 ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
Slaughterhouse.
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DOMINIK HASEK delivered the death blow upon HIGH ELF in a 5 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA17 was dispatched by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DA19 was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena match.
FLITTER MCGEE devastated EASTERN BROWN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
CONE SHELL overpowered TELLAR FLEET in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
SLIM SHADY viciously subdued TRISHA WINGFOOT in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
CEO was overpowered by VIKING in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
CANE TOAD overpowered HOFFA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
MARK TREMONTE was unbelievably bested by AIMER in a 12 minute Challenge duel.
HUGE TWIRLING MAN vanquished CURTIS JOSEPH in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
YOU HATE ME overcame TAZZY TIGER in a popular 5 minute brutal bout.
STONEFISH demolished PENOK in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SPANKYTIME was devastated by DEHUMANIZER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
FLESHHARROWER was devastated by JESSIE JUNE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
RICH CRANIUM handily defeated KERMET in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   6 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  15 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  18 -  2      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  23 -  4      34  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   5 -  1      17  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 454 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   VIKING 4334                20  17  3  108 SAVAGES (178)
AIMED BLOW       HUGE TWIRLING MAN 4457     12   3  0  101 DIABLO ALSO (458)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLITTER MCGEE 4378         15   6  0  100 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
PARRY-LUNGE      CEO 2269                   10   6  0   78 BATTLEMANIA (71)
TOTAL PARRY      YOU HATE ME 4366           11   2  0   69 THE ASININE (272)
STRIKING ATTACK  CANE TOAD 4425              4   2  0   64 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VIKING 4334.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
TAZZY TIGER 4423.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARK TREMONTE 4442, SLIM 
SHADY 4370, HUGE TWIRLING MAN 4457, CONE SHELL 4422, VIKING 4334, DA19 4463, FLITTER 
MCGEE 4378, CANE TOAD 4425, STONEFISH 4432, and DEHUMANIZER 4461.

The least popular fighter this week was AIMER 4427.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KERMET 4465, FLESHHARROWER 4462, SPANKYTIME 4446, PENOK 4445, CURTIS 
JOSEPH 4384, HOFFA 4332, CEO 2269, TRISHA WINGFOOT 4330, TELLAR FLEET 4415, and 
EASTERN BROWN 4424.

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

DOMINIK HASEK (24-4341) THE MC5 (445)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 13 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                            STRYSON (12-1368) SHADOW LORDS
                              STEFEN (15-2052) WILD BOYS
                         FROG SLAYER (21-4021) THE GUARDIANS
                       VICTOR CALDERONE (60-5223) CLUB CULTURE
                          TYBALT (62-3696) GRAPHIC VIOLENCE
                         WESTON (65-5719) SUPERIOR FORCES 4I
                            FOGGY (72-4595) DARQUE FORCES
                              NORAF (82-3856) ENVENOMED
                          CHEOPS (82-4451) LEGENDS OF EGYPT
                      THE SCREAMING FANS (82-6495) WHY I PLAY DM
                            CRAB (82-11880) 4-LETTER STDS
                         BRAND (82-13289) TOADS OF AMBER III
                        SHERRI (82-15114) SUPERIOR FORCES 3201

                                          -- Green Eyes