Date   : 01/12/2004    Duedate: 01/24/2004


DM-25    TURN-469

This Weeks Top Honors


(25-4971) [5-1-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

XYLZ AREE                      SIAMESE SPY
(25-4987) [12-7-1,86]          (25-4971) [5-1-0,109]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TAM ULLAN                      SIAMESE SPY
(25-4984) [14-9-1,81]          (25-4971) [5-1-0,109]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)      37
2. DARKENED PRIDE (343)        18      THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
3. THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)     6      Unchartered Team
4. OTHER GAMES (424)            3
5. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)       3      OTHER GAMES (424)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*OTHER GAMES (424)          5   1  0 83.3   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    7  8 0
 2/ 1 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  20  10  3 66.7   2/ 2 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  2  1 0
 3/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    70  45  4 60.9   3- 3 LATIN SWING (436)         2  3 0
 4/ 0 DARKENED PRIDE (343)     217 167 20 56.5   4/ 4*KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)    2  7 0
 5- 3*RUNNERS II (465)           1   1  0 50.0   5/ 0 DARKENED PRIDE (343)      1  0 0
 6- 4 LATIN SWING (436)         17  25  3 40.5   6/ 0*OTHER GAMES (424)         1  0 0
 7/ 5*KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)     5   9  0 35.7   7- 5*RUNNERS II (465)          1  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 #22 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Raoul didn't much like this Kaldrehn, or trust him at all, but there was nothing
he could do right then.  And many people, especially wizards, were arrogant and self-
centered without necessarily being bad citizens.  Well, amend that to "most wizards
were arrogant and self-centered, and SOME of them were not bad citizens...."
     "So having escaped the destruction of Krael, you're going to settle down to a
meditative life in Skaithvarn?" Hallie O'Dene asked.
     The Kraelian laughed with genuine amusement.  "Do I look like a man for the
meditative life?"  His gaze went around the inside of the tower, and his lip curled
in scorn.  "This is a way station, nothing more.  As I was the adviser and kingmaker
in Krael, so shall I be in the world that now is."
     "Krael is drowned--" Jeri began.
     The wizard shrugged.  "There are other kingdoms.  The current one in that area
is now called Andoria, is it not?"  He looked toward a shadowy stretch of wall where
a crude table stood; there was a thick black book on it.  "I shall rule Andoria in
all but name...."
     Raoul looked at the book, too, and groaned inwardly.  That would be the one
Peranis had stolen, the infamous Black Book in which the never-to-be-sufficiently-
damned Assassins' Guild had recorded all the secrets it could find that would allow
powerful Andorians, nobles and rich merchants and military figures, to be blackmailed
or coerced.  With that book, a clever man COULD rule Andoria...at least for a while.
They would have to get it away from Kaldrehn and destroy it.
     But on the positive side, it would no longer be necessary to visit the vampire
city of Leemith.  And there was only one of Kaldrehn, whereas Hallie had told them
there were thousands of vampires in Leemith.
     "Not every powerful man in Andoria is corrupt!" Jeri burst out.  "That's just a
small fraction of--"
     "There will be enough," Kaldrehn said calmly.  "You would be surprised how few
points of pressure it takes to control a kingdom!  And I am well skilled in that
art."  The wizard crossed to the doorway and looked out.
     Raoul's hand twitched toward his sword, then was still.  He didn't like to stab
a man in the back, even one who deserved it as much as the Kaldrehn seemed to.  But
he wasn't fool enough even to try against a wizard powerful enough to have moved
through time.  The man probably had eyes in the back of his head, and short way with
would-be assassins.  At least it seemed likely that Peranis had got all that was
coming to him.
     "As soon as this storm ends," Kaldrehn said, "I will cross to Andoria.  You
three will be my guides and servants.  For now.  But soon I must form my own coterie
of agents....  That should not be difficult, there are always, in EVERY land, those
who desire a measure of power and wealth, or revenge on the mighty, or simply someone
to lead them."
     Raoul's face tightened.  That was true, he knew.  Not all greedy men were
Delarquan, just as there were honorable men who were not Andorian.  He would get word
to King Mickeal as quickly as he could.  And then he would form his own coterie to
contend against the Kraelians.

Call for volunteers, good guys and bad.  A personal to Scribe or an email to
Livia@reality.com will do the trick.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     That Siamese Spy is a slinky dish, sure enough, but what if I like my women
plain and down to earth?  Not to mention loyal and honest, but that's a different pot
of beans.  She put up a good try, and I salute her for it.  But I'm glad I won, just
the same.

                                        Nolan Orgel

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  DARKENED PRIDE had cause to celebrate, after WILDCAT got 18 points by 
beating YENTA ZEL.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, KUNG-FU MASTER was 
winsome, after beating BRON CHOLLU and seeing him lose 5 points.  What can be a 
greater victory?  SIAMESE SPY has taken hers place as the top, as LYRATILAN's new 
Duelmaster.  Word has it one team in LYRATILAN is using psychics to predict wins.  
They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from 
the lion, so did the "warriors" in LYRATILAN avoid THE MIDDLE WAY 4.  The warriors of 
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 found their efforts at combat frustrated as KITTY KONSPIRACY 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not a spymaster 
for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  LYRATILAN, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Mourngrym Inn and 
Tavern.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIAMESE SPY 4971              5   1  0   109       KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XYLZ AREE 4987               12   7  1    86       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 NOLAN ORGEL 4981             15   8  1    84       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 TAM ULLAN 4984               14   9  1    81       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRON CHOLLU 4988             11   8  0    65       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 WILDCAT 4482                  6   3  0    57       DARKENED PRIDE (343)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASHERON'S CALL 4501           5   1  0    55       OTHER GAMES (424)
 YENTA ZEL 4986               13   7  1    47       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PA' QUE GOZES 4624            5   3  1    32       LATIN SWING (436)
-MAMI CHULA 4623               5   4  0    28       LATIN SWING (436)
 STAYED HOME 4967              4   1  1    28       THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
-JUDAS ISCARIOT 4452           4   1  0    27       DARKENED PRIDE (343)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MUERTE 4754                   2   1  1    20       LATIN SWING (436)
-SUCIO 4736                    3   2  0    11       LATIN SWING (436)
-SCOTTY SCOTT 4995             1   0  0    11       RUNNERS II (465)
-RELAMPAGO 4848                0   2  0     2       LATIN SWING (436)
-TUSKIN RU 4994                0   1  0     1       RUNNERS II (465)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BURMESE BOMBER 5000    0  1 0 KITTY KONSPIRACY 462  ROWAN ORC 356         469 NONE    
MANX MOLE 4999         0  1 0 KITTY KONSPIRACY 462  WASTE MONSTER 361     469 NONE    
KORAT KILLER 4973      0  2 0 KITTY KONSPIRACY 462  STAYED HOME 4967      466         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I thought this was fighting with swords, not Kung Fu.  Darn. -- Xylz Aree

M. Chardinee MAY be a stupid idiot, as someone in the stands (I didn't know there was
anyone in the stands!) said, but he's a mean bugger. -- Bron Chollu

I don't like Orcs.  Especially when they drop in for visits unannounced.  Talk about
rude! -- Tam Ullan

I don't even want to TALK about the Ruthless Jaywalker.  What a monster! -- Yenta Zel

Four standbys in five fights isn't good.  Where is everyone? -- The Middle Way

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

     The contest will be starting on the turn due February 23rd, 2004 and run for 20
     Only one team will be allowed for each manager in the contest, regardless of
whether additional teams are announced as contest entries.  No exceptions for any
     The Style Master points should read that there is +1 point for beating a member
of your own style even if the warrior is not registered for the contest.
     Rolling points for consecutive turns as Style Master means that your warrior
gets the extra point every turn after the first 3 that he continues to hold the
     The points for Quality Wins should be clarified to read the winning warrior is
ranked below by the number of recognition points needed for each bonus point at the
start of the fight.  For example, Warrior A (3-2-0, 17) beats Warrior B (4-1-0, 35)
and receives 2 bonus points under Quality Win for the 18 point difference in the
     I believe that is all the clarifications for the moment, please feel free to
email, diplo, call or write me with any other questions or concerns about the
          Robert Occhipinti aka Zalgor Prigg

10 January 2004
                *     *     *  Third Annual Turf War  *     *      *

     Come one and all to DM 47 (North Fork) for the Third Annual Turf War!  Rules of
the contest will be posted in Turn #208's newsletter (due date Feb. 23).  The contest
will begin on Turn #209 (due date March 22).
     So, get a team there and register!  To register, you must send me a donation of
one (1) rollup CERTIFICATE.  Then, declare your alliance and team in the North Fork
personals.  You may also declare a warrior as champion, and that warrior will earn
(or lose!) double points in the contest!
     Roll-up certs will be *ALL* awarded as prizes, in addition to:

*** Highest Scoring Alliance -- Gets to Rename DM 47 for 6 months!
*** Most returns from DA (Alliance) -- Rename DA monsters for 6 months!
*** Most listings as "Style Masters" (Alliance) -- Pick arena to host the April "05
    Grand Tournament!
*** Warrior with the most awards -- Arenamaster named after him for 6 months!
*** Alliance with the most awards -- Pick the slow arena for TW 4!
*** Team with most "Style Master" listings -- Discover favorites of one warrior on
*** Warrior with most "Style Master" listings -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns!
    (I'll transfer $7.50 to the manager's account)
*** Alliance with the most kills -- Rename the stand-ins for 6 months!
*** Highest scoring Warrior -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns.  (I'll transfer
    $7.50 to their manager's account.)

     The contest will run for 10 turns, with the winners announced on turn #220.  See
the Turn #208 North Fork newsletter for complete rules and scoring system!  Direct
"declarations" to:  A.D. in the personals, and prize pot entry donations to:
                      Jason Mazuch HSP H-2
                      P.O. Box 339 #924385
                      Sparta, GA  31087-0339
     By snail mail or diplo through RSI.
               Bloody Sands!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BURMESE BOMBER was viciously butchered by ROWAN ORC in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
MANX MOLE was murdered by WASTE MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
NOLAN ORGEL was demolished by SIAMESE SPY in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
XYLZ AREE devastated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BRON CHOLLU was subdued by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute competition.
TAM ULLAN devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
YENTA ZEL was devastated by WILDCAT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ASHERON'S CALL viciously subdued VISITING ORC in a action packed 1 minute fight.
STAYED HOME vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW         4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  10 -  2      66  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 469 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SIAMESE SPY 4971            5   1  0  109 KITTY KONSPIRACY (462)
SLASHING ATTACK  XYLZ AREE 4987             12   7  1   86 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
WALL OF STEEL    NOLAN ORGEL 4981           15   8  1   84 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
PARRY-STRIKE     TAM ULLAN 4984             14   9  1   81 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
AIMED BLOW       ASHERON'S CALL 4501         5   1  0   55 OTHER GAMES (424)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TAM ULLAN 4984.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SIAMESE SPY 4971.  The ten other most popular fighters were ASHERON'S CALL 4501, 

The least popular fighter this week was YENTA ZEL 4986.  The other ten least popular 
4501, and SIAMESE SPY 4971.


     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff