Date   : 08/07/2003    Duedate: 08/20/2003


DM-24    TURN-458

This Weeks Top Honors


THE MC5 (445)
(24-4370) [13-12-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SLIM SHADY                     POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MC5 (445)                  
(24-4370) [13-12-0,117]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KRILL CAVALRY (403)            AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
(24-4330) [17-24-0,79]         (24-4425) [6-4-0,91]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         29
2. AUSSIE KILLERS (455)        24      DIABLO ALSO (458)
3. THE ASININE (272)           23      Unchartered Team
4. BATTLEMANIA (71)            16
5. THE MC5 (445)               11       (149)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DIABLO ALSO (458)         43  19  1 69.4   1/ 1 THE ASININE (272)        12  3 0
 2- 2*SWEET BLISS (441)          2   1  0 66.7   2/ 2 THE MC5 (445)             7  5 1
 3/ 5 THE ASININE (272)         79  69  7 53.4   3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       7  8 0
 4/ 4 THE MC5 (445)             93  82  9 53.1   4/ 4 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      5 10 0
 5/ 6 BATTLEMANIA (71)         341 314 23 52.1   5/ 5 BATTLEMANIA (71)          4  6 0
 6/ 3 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      26  24  2 52.0   6/ 6 DIABLO ALSO (458)         3  0 0
 7/ 7 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      352 341 11 50.8   7- 7*SWEET BLISS (441)         1  0 0
 8/ 8 SAVAGES (178)            105 125 12 45.7   8/ 8 SAVAGES (178)             0  4 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 #117 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Tonga, a Lord Protector who had graduated here, stood on the top level of the
arena and looked out over the small city.  The past year or two had not been kind to
Seam.  Buildings still stood between the center of the city and the river, but the
other half of the town was in ruins.  "It wouldn't look any worse if there'd been a
war here," he muttered to his teammate, Nathaniel G.
     "If there'd been a war, there would be more bodies," Nathaniel argued.  Anything
else he might have said was drowned out by rumbling deep in the earth.
     The geyser that had broken out a few months ago burst into the air, bringing
sulfur-scented steam.  It rose in the center of the devastated area, shooting higher
than the arena walls before a wind from the west seized the top of the plume and blew
scalding mist to the east.  The circle of abandoned buildings marked the distance
that any normal wind was likely to blow the deadly steam.  Although some of the
destruction in the center had resulted from the blast that released the geyser, and
from the occasional earth-shocks afterward, most of it was due to vandalism and
     Some of the vandals, Tonga noted sadly, were gladiators whose teams hadn't found
new homes after the arena closed.  He could understand their anger and despair, but
wished they'd found a more constructive outlet.  Others were relicts of the civil war
who, for one reason or another, had nowhere else to go.
     "Point's in worse shape," Nathaniel said when the geyser finally subsided.
"Wiped out by..." he hesitated, not wanting to attribute the destruction of Point to
     "Ghosts," Tonga said.  "Might as well admit it.  Everyone says it was ghosts out
of Krael that wiped out Point and hit Iaye, too."  He glanced sideways at his
companion.  "When you were out toward Point, did you swing down to Ti?  We haven't
heard a word from there in, I dunno, weeks, months?"


     Karanjal walked into the Krill Cavalry guildhouse and flopped into a chair.  He
wasn't sure now what he had expected life to be like once he became a Lord Protector,
but he knew he hadn't expected to end up as a courier riding all over the Clanhold.
He accepted a mug of cold cider from his teammate, Flitter McGee, and drank deeply.
     Flitter waited impatiently, and when Karanjal didn't seem likely to stop
drinking, he said, "Well?"
     "No, not well," Karanjal growled.
     "You went to Ti," Flitter prompted, when no further comment was forthcoming.
     "There isn't any Ti.  Empty beach.  Not even ruins."
     "Some kind of wave, like took out Point?" Flitter guessed.
     "You're not listening!"  Karanjal slammed his mug onto the long refectory table
in sudden irritation.  "There is no Ti.  It's like there never was a Ti.  With Point,
there are ruins.  With Ti, nothing.  I searched the coast for three miles each way--
What a joke, each way from what?  I couldn't even be sure exactly which part of the
coast used to have the town on it!"  He was silent for a moment.  "There's a cliff at
the water's edge," he said finally, "some kind of purplish rock with fossils in it.
Like nothing I've seen anywhere before.  I'm guessing that's where Ti used to be,
that somehow the town got swapped for a piece of some other coast somewhere...."
     "But that's impossible!"
     "Unlikely, maybe, but what other explanation is there?"
     "Okay, okay...."  Flitter frowned.  "Okay, really big magic could maybe do it,
but really big magic is impossible right now, because of the Chaos contamination and
the Arcanum failing and all."
     Karanjal shrugged.  "I don't have to come up with answers, thank all gods!  I
just go and gather facts.  Someone else can figure out what's going on."  He heaved
himself up reluctantly.  "I suppose I'd better write out a report."

At an unknown location:

     Belana listened to the sliding rocks, but she kept her eyes moving.  Just
because she could hear someone coming from one direction, that didn't mean there
wasn't somebody coming from some other direction, too.  The man who emerged from the
trees was dark enough to be Delarquan, but if this was the wrong side of some Gate,
that didn't mean anything.  She supposed she should be glad it was human.  Or at
least looked human.  Her gaze flicked to the man and then along the edge of the
trees, back to the man and along the trees on the other side.  He looked like
Gelleran.  Not exactly, but very nearly like Gelleran.  Maybe he was trapped on this
side of the Gate, too.
     Or maybe this was somebody or some THING else that was mimicking Gelleran's
appearance to put her off guard.  There was a lot of deceit in the world--in ANY
world, after all.
     The man came down the last of the slope in a half-run that made enough noise to
cover anyone else who might be moving in the woods.  "Belana!  My seer said you would
be here--I'm so glad you're not badly hurt!"  He came up against the low wall that
marked that side of her floor, hitting it with a jolt that would knock the breath out
of anyone.  He grinned at her, panting.
     If this wasn't Gelleran, the illusion was beyond her ability to penetrate, and
she couldn't refuse help just because she didn't trust this world.  Belana put down
her rock and stood.  "I'm glad to see a familiar face," she admitted.  "But where are
     "On Kordos, of course!"  He recovered his breath and came around the wall,
obviously intending to take her into his arms.
     Belana shied back.  She knew he liked her, but they hadn't been on hugging
terms, that she recalled.  But at least they must be still in the Ghean world, still
on Alastari, even.  She grabbed for the first neutral topic that came to mind.
"Kordos...that's your island, isn't it?  Near Valamantis--"
     "It is my island, yes, of course," he said, lowering his arms and looking
disturbed.  "And yours, too, I hope.  As my betrothed and soon-to-be wife and queen,
I hope you will come to regard Kordos as your home just as it is mine.  But...I do
not know of this Valamantis you speak of."

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #12 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Not in Zuwayza:

     A deep drumming sound echoed through the house.
     "That will be the Sultan's men--or the Temple Guards, even!--at the door," the
merchant muttered.  "I dare not refuse them entry."
     The merchant hurried away, and Tankesh dismissed the man from his mind.  The way
his head ached, he didn't figure on wasting his efforts on peripheral puzzles.  The
important thing was to get on his feet without falling down.  He braced one hand
against the wall and pushed himself upward.  After a moment, the room stopped
wobbling around.  He took a careful step toward the small table that held his sword,
picked it up, and slung the belt around himself.  Headache or no, he could fight if
he had to, and just having the sword at hand gave him confidence.  He looked around
the room.
     The doctor was tidying away all sign that someone had been here, straightening
the cover on the divan, scooping up a small cup and spoon, a bit of bloodstained
cloth, anything that might be out of place, and gathering it all into a small bundle
which he shoved into his doctor's bag.  Not speaking, the man gestured for Tankesh to
follow him and darted out a door that had been concealed by a hanging curtain.
     No, Tankesh corrected himself as he scrambled to keep up with the man, not
concealed.  It didn't seem to be anything like a secret door, and the curtain was
probably merely to stop drafts.  Well, whatever.  He didn't suppose that mattered.
He would probably never see these people or this place again.
     The doctor led him down a long hall; some of the doorways opening off it had
curtains for closure and others had real doors of wood.  Even in what Tankesh guessed
was a service hallway, the doors were all surrounded by tiles painted with bright-
colored floral patterns, and the floor, also of tile, had a long strip of striped
carpet down it.  The door at the far end was locked and bolted, but the doctor had a
key and let them out into an alley.
     A blank-faced building on the side made a narrow path of black shadow, but for
the rest, the sun turned the alley into an oven.  The doctor didn't pause but led him
onward at a brisk trot, around a corner, and in through another door, across a small
courtyard, into a dusty hallway, out another door, and on and on through a maze of
buildings and alleys.  Tankesh wondered what kind of practice the man had that he
knew this maze so well.  They saw few people in their rapid passage, all of them
heavily cloaked and moving away.
     They ended up in another small courtyard, this one dominated by a spreading
cypress tree and a tiled pool of water with a fountain splashing gently into it.
     "I will leave you here," the doctor said quickly.  "The sage may be able to help
you return to your own world.  Fare you well, Traveler, and may the Goddess smile
upon your going out and your returning."  Before Tankesh could respond, he vanished
back through the gateway.
     "So you are a Traveler, eh?"  The voice came from the deep shade of the cypress,
unhurried and genial.  "It's been a long time since I Traveled, though I visited many
worlds in my youth.  Come sit here by the fountain and tell me how it is with you,
young man."
     Tankesh peered into the shadow but couldn't make out more than a vague presence.
With a slight shrug, he moved closer, noting with relief that the air was distinctly
cooler under the tree.  He sank down onto the rim of the fountain and squinted into
the shadow.
     The sage was very old, a shrunken, withered figure barely visible among a nest
of shawls.  How could he stand shawls in this heat?  "What's going on?" he asked.
     The old man sighed.  "It's a time of change, young man.  I have studied many
lifetimes and do not fully understand it.  There is always the possibility of
Traveling from one world to another, but the choice of destination is ordinarily
restricted, and the passage is difficult.  For some reason beyond my slender
understanding, this is changing...at least for now.  A world of which we know
nothing, have never Visited--your world--is coming into conjunction with ours.
Travel is easy, even happening by sheerest accident.  Thus, I gather, your presence."
     "The doctor who brought me here said the same thing, more or less.  But that
still doesn't tell me why ME, what happened to my companion, and how I get home!"
     The old man laughed.  "Why you and what happened to your companion, I cannot
guess.  As to how you might get home--"  He stretched one thin leg out in front of
him, and the sunlight burned on a crimson slipper with a curled toe.  "I don't think
my shoes will fit you, but there are other ways.  Quite simple, really.  Come into my
terminal."  He hoisted himself to his feet and headed for a door that was barely
visible under a deep arcade.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hey Zorpunt!  How is it you let me sit up here...on this throne?  A skinny little
twerp like me from the carriages on the outskirts of town has achieved such a lofty
goal.  In all seriousness though, I thank you for allowing me such a fine winning
streak, though my manager is complaining about me graduating too soon or some sh...
er stuff!  That lil' punk b.....  If he's got a problem wit' me winning, tell him to
come see me.  Party at my crib tonight, come join me!

Slim Shady

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ZORPUNT!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for PENOK?  
BATTLEMANIA's proud of her after beating TELLAR FLEET and getting 22 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  OLD MAN WINTER got smashed by AIMER, and lost 10 points!  
This Duelmaster is like something else!  SLIM SHADY stopped CONE SHELL dead in its 
tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said ZORPUNT's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at 
The Dripping Blade?  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 MC5 was ZORPUNT's most avoided team.  Is there 
some award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are THE ASININE?  THE MC5, an 
easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Can 
AUSSIE KILLERS' STONEFISH be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but 
is that really the same?  See if I ever talk to RICH CRANIUM again!  IGGY POP was so 
low when He challenged he.  Hhmph!  I was sorry to see such an unfair "fight" in 
ZORPUNT.  RICH CRANIUM got 2 points after beating IGGY POP, 16 points below him.  
HUGE TWIRLING MAN must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He 
challenged CURTIS JOSEPH.  14 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) 
I thought HUGE TWIRLING MAN showed great skill and promise when he won victory over 
CURTIS JOSEPH.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ZORPUNT 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 gotta leave.  ZORPUNT is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I 
had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLIM SHADY 4370              13  12  0   117       THE MC5 (445)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUGE TWIRLING MAN 4457       15   4  0   113       DIABLO ALSO (458)
 FLITTER MCGEE 4378           18   7  0    96       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 CANE TOAD 4425                6   4  0    91       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CURTIS JOSEPH 4384           11  10  0    85       THE MC5 (445)
 TRISHA WINGFOOT 4330         17  24  0    79       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 CONE SHELL 4422               8   2  0    79       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 YOU HATE ME 4366             13   4  0    73       THE ASININE (272)
 CEO 2269                     10   9  0    73       BATTLEMANIA (71)
-KID ROCK 4340                18  15  0    72       THE MC5 (445)
 HOFFA 4332                   12  29  2    67       SAVAGES (178)
 TAZZY TIGER 4423              5   5  0    67       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ASSASSASSIN 4454              7   3  0    66       DIABLO ALSO (458)
 FLESHHARROWER 4462            5   1  1    66       THE ASININE (272)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEHUMANIZER 4461              4   2  1    49       THE ASININE (272)
 SPANKYTIME 4446               4   2  1    34       BATTLEMANIA (71)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENOK 4445                    4   2  0    33       BATTLEMANIA (71)
-BROAD WITH A ROD 4452         8   4  0    32       DIABLO ALSO (458)
-MAGIC LASS 4455               7   5  0    32       DIABLO ALSO (458)
 TELLAR FLEET 4415             8   3  1    28       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 AIMER 4427                    6   2  0    27       THE ASININE (272)
 JESSIE JUNE 4466              3   2  0    25       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-PINK TACO 4287                2   1  0    25       SWEET BLISS (441)
 RICH CRANIUM 4464             5   0  0    24       THE ASININE (272)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EASTERN BROWN 4424            4   6  2    20       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 GEORGE CLINTON 4470           2   1  1    19       THE MC5 (445)
 STONEFISH 4432                2   6  0    18       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 OLD MAN WINTER 4467           2   1  0    18       BATTLEMANIA (71)
 IGGY POP 4469                 0   4  0     6       THE MC5 (445)
 ORESTES 4471                  0   2  0     2       BATTLEMANIA (71)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KERMET 4465            1  4 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403     GEORGE CLINTON 4470   458         
MARK TREMONTE 4442     0  4 0 THE MC5 445           DEHUMANIZER 4461      455 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Huge Twirling Man -- Somehow I thought you'd be taller.  Well, your desperation strat
is obviously just a bit better than mine, nice fight. -- CEO

Jessie June -- Wow, didn't think I knew how to parry.  Well, you've been spanked.
Hope it didn't hurt too much.... -- Spankytime

Aimer -- Heh, bet you'd be surprised to know that I went 13 minutes with only a 13
will.  We'll meet again as soon as I find a decent weapon. -- Penok

Dehumanizer -- You're just lucky I didn't go all P-Funk on you that's all! -- George

Tellar Fleet -- Don't you think you could of taught me something.  After all I'm
Iggy, not one of the Stooges! -- Iggy Pop

Tazzy Tiger -- Nothing to be ashamed of in that fight.  You were simply over matched.
You will have your day soon enough! -- Curtis Joseph

Cone Shell -- Darn.  Also drat.  That's embarrassing.  I'd like to make the "style
advantage" excuse, but it was just plain bad fighting on my part. -- Trisha Wingfoot

Iggy Pop -- You just about went pop there!  Glad you didn't. -- Tellar Fleet

Slim Shady -- For those skills, I'll glad hand over the throne to you, young fella!
Sit on it in good health. -- Flitter McGee

Spankytime -- Tish.  Well, at least you didn't kill me.  Oh, I know, they all tell me
it was a mistake, but mistakes leave a body just as dead as deliberate acts do. --
Jessie June

Orestes -- Huh, that was an odd moment.  I was going to write a note to Kermet,
congratulating him on his win, when I suddenly realized that *I* am Kermet!  Felt
strange, like somebody was messing with my head, and it wasn't, isn't all that strong
a head to begin with, or so Leeta tells me. -- Kermet
P.S.  I taught you all that?  Amazing.  You must be really smart to learn so well.

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

26 July 2003
     Citizens of Alastari, a bright dawn has risen.  While you slept, a pernicious
force has entered the once-fair City of Aruak.  It fought alongside their treasured
warriors, it drank with their fans, and it slept with their women.  Now the masks are
coming off.
     Warriors, be afraid...be very afraid.  After years of Andorian managers ranting
that Aruak is the safest city in Alastari, the Frothingslosh Syndicate has selected
Aruak City as the home for its next epic 'contest'--Murder by Numbers II.  Our spies
have selected the warriors for extermination, and the executioners have had several
months to prepare.  Now a new age of darkness will descend upon Aruak, as the
Syndicate and its allies bring an entirely new level of competition to the arena!
Downchallenges!  Assassinations!  Small poodles as hors d'oeuvres!
     The Murder by Numbers II 'rules' will be announced next cycle.  However, we
invite all managers, from all corners of Alastari, to come to Aruak City and take
part...in one way or another.  Help defend the honor of a long heralded haven for the
pure, or join the forces of change in their siege of the ice-cream and cake
stronghold of the Dukes of Nerf-Dueling!
     This exercise is not for either the faint of heart or the weak willed.  Blood
will flow, brains will leak, and beer will be chugged.  Either way, we welcome you
with open arms and gleaming blades.
     This public service announcement has been brought to you by Frothingslosh Epic
Contests (tm), the number 86, and the letter 'K'.

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

29 July 2003
           *     *     *     *The Third Annual Turf War*     *     *     *
     Yes, it's time again for alliances to go to war!  TW3 will be held in DM 47
(North Fork) at a date to be  specified later--right after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest is over...but I'm sure everyone wants to get their teams there soon!  Here
are the rules:

1.  Each alliance must have a leader declare the arrival of his alliance.  The leader
    will be responsible for verifying any and all teams/managers who declare to the
    alliance he/she is leading.
2.  Each manager, team declaring for the contest must have approval of the leader,
    donate one Roll-up Certificate ($5) to the prize pot (send it to me by diplo, by
    snail, or a note to customer service), and declare his/her team by diplo, p-ad or
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
4.  Prizes are as follows (mostly...there WILL be some things added as the prize pot
    grows with entry donations--this list is not final!)
    *  Highest scoring alliance -- Rename Arena 47 for a period of 6 months, one half
       of the total prize pot donated; roll-up certs.
    *  The Alliance with the most returns from the DA will get to re-name the DA
       monsters for a period of 6 months.
    *  The alliance with the most warriors listed as style masters will get to pick
       the Alastari city/arena to host the next Grand Tournament.
    *  The warrior with the most front page honors/awards will have the Arenamaster
       named after him for a period of 6 months.
    *  The Alliance with the most front page Honors/Awards will have the honor of
        picking the *slow* arena to host the Fifth Annual Turf War.
    *  The team with the most listings as Style Master will find out the favorites of
       one of their warriors.
    *  The warrior with the most listings as Style Master will fight at my expense
       for five turns (I will transfer to the manager's account).
    *  The Alliance with the most kills will be able to re-name the stand-in warriors
       for a period of 6 months.
    *  The warrior that scores the most total points will fight at my expense for 5
       turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the manager's account).
    *  The team that scores the most total points will receive an extra share of
       roll-up certs from the prize pot.
     There may be more categories to come, and the prize pot still has to be
divided...I'm open to category/prize ideas--and further donations to the prize pot.
     The contest will run for *TEN* turns; prizes will be awarded at the end of the
11th turn.
     Scoring will be as follows:
* 5 points per fight, doubled for each of the following conditions met:
     -- Two Alliance     -- Champion
     -- Challenge        -- Two Champions
     -- Bloodfeud        -- Challenger losing
     -- Kill
     (Note:  DA losses are exempt, but DA wins will be *tripled*!!!  Ex:  Happy
Slasher goes to the DA and dies, no points are lost.  If he wins, his team scores 60
points!  If he was a champ, he scores 120 points!)
     Use the following chart to calculate scores:
Conditions Met:       0     1     2     3     4     5     6     7
Points Per Fight:     5    10    20    40    80   160   320   640
* Awards/Honors and Style Masters will each be awarded points also.  Find the total
number of each (do note add Awards and Style Masters together) and consult the graph
below.  Champs that score an award or style master count as two.
     1 --   5      7 --  320
     2 --  10      8 --  640
     3 --  20      9 -- 1280
     4 --  40     10 -- 2560
     5 --  80     11 -- 5280
     6 -- 100     (x2 for each extra)
Note -- These categories *count as "triple"*--they will be figured for each team,
*AND* again for each alliance *as well as* for each warrior!
*  Each and every mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points...period.
*  TVs will be scored on the same scale as Awards/Style Masters, but the total points
will be x10.  TC's will be scored as TV's, but x10 more.
Number of TV/TC's          Points Scored (TV/TC)
     1      50/ 500
     2     100/1000
     3     200/2000
     4     400/4000
     +     x2/ x2 (for each extra)
     Each alliance will start with 5000 points, scores for *fights* will be added to
the winner's total *AND* deducted from the losers.
     Come  one and all, defend your turf and the honor of your alliance...or your
                    Asmo Dius, TCB
                    Arenas, DM 47, DM 73

1 August 2003
     Assurnasirbanipal invites you to Talcama to participate in the third BATTLE
ROYAL contest.  It is a Delarquan contest so brutal that even some of Talcama's most
notable managers will refuse to participate.  The rules are simpler than any other
contest:  You may not avoid any other contest team.  There are no silly rules for who
can and can't compete.  Any team in Talcama is eligible to compete.  The scoring is
also quite simple (+1 for a win, +1 for a kill (+1 for the win), -1 for a loss) and
the first team to reach 25 points is the winner.
     Scoring will be live--the results for the turn posted in the newsletter.  The
winner will be able to fight their contest team in Talcama for free for 6 months but
more importantly will win a contest against some of the best managers who play the
game in one of the hardest contests in the game.
     First turn for BATTLE ROYAL 3 is Talcama Turn 465, which is due August 30.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HUGE TWIRLING MAN devastated CURTIS JOSEPH in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
YOU HATE ME was viciously subdued by CANE TOAD in a popular 7 minute Challenge match.
TAZZY TIGER was bested by TRISHA WINGFOOT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
CEO was demolished by FLITTER MCGEE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
FLESHHARROWER overpowered HOFFA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
AIMER slimly won victory over OLD MAN WINTER in a slow 6 minute Challenge competition.
EASTERN BROWN was vanquished by SPANKYTIME in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ORESTES was vanquished by STONEFISH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
RICH CRANIUM won victory over IGGY POP in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
SLIM SHADY savagely defeated CONE SHELL in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
DEHUMANIZER demolished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute bloody mismatched competition.
TELLAR FLEET was demolished by PENOK in a 1 minute mismatched match.
KERMET was executed by GEORGE CLINTON in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
JESSIE JUNE overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  19 -  3      66  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  13 -  1      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  30 -  3      32  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  10 -  0       9  |

Turn 458 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SLIM SHADY 4370            13  12  0  117 THE MC5 (445)
AIMED BLOW       HUGE TWIRLING MAN 4457     15   4  0  113 DIABLO ALSO (458)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLITTER MCGEE 4378         18   7  0   96 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
STRIKING ATTACK  CANE TOAD 4425              6   4  0   91 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
TOTAL PARRY      CURTIS JOSEPH 4384         11  10  0   85 THE MC5 (445)
PARRY-LUNGE      CEO 2269                   10   9  0   73 BATTLEMANIA (71)
BASHING ATTACK   FLESHHARROWER 4462          5   1  1   66 THE ASININE (272)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TRISHA WINGFOOT 4330.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CANE TOAD 4425.  The ten other most popular fighters were HUGE TWIRLING MAN 
HATE ME 4366.

The least popular fighter this week was AIMER 4427.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OLD MAN WINTER 4467, KERMET 4465, TELLAR FLEET 4415, CONE SHELL 4422, 
CEO 2269.

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