DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/16/2003    Duedate: 06/28/2003

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-455

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

R'AKA
THE DREADLANDS (425)
(26-4084) [8-4-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

R'AKA                          WOOLLY LOCO
THE DREADLANDS (425)           POISONOUS PUGILISTS (414)
(26-4084) [8-4-0,91]           (26-3902) [4-0-0,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BENEFICE                       WOOLLY LOCO
THE TAKEN (390)                POISONOUS PUGILISTS (414)
(26-4153) [15-21-2,74]         (26-3902) [4-0-0,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEADBANGERS (87)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DREADLANDS (425)        27
2. WARCKERS (362)              24      CRACKED TANKARD (426)
3. WATCH OUT! (432)            19      Unchartered Team
4. HERE TO PHOENIX (415)       19
5. HONESTY (442)               12      WATCH OUT! (432)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WATCH OUT! (432)          19   5  0 79.2   1/ 1 HEADBANGERS (87)          9  6 0
 2/ 1 CRACKED TANKARD (426)     14   7  1 66.7   2/ 2 MENAGERIE (228)           7  5 0
 3/ 2 THE DREADLANDS (425)      31  16  1 66.0   3/ 3 WARCKERS (362)            7  6 1
 4/ 3 MENAGERIE (228)          114  71  7 61.6   4/ 7 THE DREADLANDS (425)      5  2 0
 5/ 5 WARCKERS (362)           470 335 26 58.4   5/ 4 THE TAKEN (390)           5  7 0
 6/ 6 HEADBANGERS (87)         321 240 17 57.2   6/ 5 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)     5  7 0
 7/ 4*POISONOUS PUGILIST (414)   4   3  0 57.1   7/11 HERE TO PHOENIX (415)     4  4 1
 8/ 7 HERE TO PHOENIX (415)     63  48  2 56.8   8/ 6*POISONOUS PUGILIST (414)  3  3 0
 9/ 8 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    115  90 17 56.1   9/ 9 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       3  9 0
10/10 THE TAKEN (390)          249 295 20 45.8  10/10 CRACKED TANKARD (426)     2  2 0
11/ 9 ERRATUM (440)             16  19  1 45.7  11/ 0*WATCH OUT! (432)          1  0 0
12/11 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      325 464 13 41.2  12/ 8 ERRATUM (440)             1  2 0
13/12*HONESTY (442)              1   5  0 16.7  13/12*HONESTY (442)             1  5 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.

Last turn's column:

Greetings, Caleam!

     Interesting in that two short months ago I was a simple bartender at the LeGrand
Saloon.  I had retired from this fighting stuff 10 years earlier.  Who should walk
in, but my old manager, Sablon-O-Vlad.  He tells me he's back in town, and I'll be
fightin' again.  Imagine my surprise!  Well, here I am, two months later, atop the
throne I never thought I would sit upon!  I guess I will be here for a couple more
turns, and then "off to the Isle" with me...hey, do they still say that?  Best of
luck on the sands.

                                                       Deadman

This turn's column:

     Well kids, here's a look at Duelmasters technology about 10 years ago.

Deadman -- Parry-Strike        23-12-1
12(2)-13(1)-12-17(1)-17-9(1)-11(2)
Expert in attack
Advanced Expert parry and decise
Favors the longsword, but used scimitar only
Favors very low offensive effort and a moderate activity level.
Fought 10-10-7 D each fight.
Focused on learning parry skills.

     So much for my fighting days.  Once more, and then it's back into retirement for
me.  Best of luck all.  Make Caleam proud.

                                             Deadman

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for CALEAM.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's 
feelings or anything, but ERRATUM really goofed with their 0-1-0.  HERE TO PHOENIX 
like really fought hard to move up to 7th from 11th.  Way to go!  What was the name 
of that team who got 3-0-0 this turn for a total 31-16-1 you ask?  (Sure)  THE 
DREADLANDS' their name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award for DIGITAL?  WARCKERS' 
proud of it after beating BOINGA and getting 20 points.  Talk about yer big time 
losers!  SAPPER got smashed by NOVERCAPHOBIA, and lost 17 points!  Don't you think 
the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think DEADMAN should let BALTIMORE be Duelmaster 
for a while, without fighting about it.  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob 
to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  WARCKERS was the most avoided team.  Is a 470-335-26 
record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are HEADBANGERS?  WARCKERS, 
an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Can 
THE TAKEN's BENEFICE be more popular than me?  She was challenged the most, but is 
that really the same?  People were asking me did NICKEL REALLY challenge R'AKA?  (all 
right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or 
anything, but R'AKA wants me to write about it since he overcame NICKEL.  Satisfied?  
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What a bummer!  BOINGA got wasted by 
DIGITAL!  But with a 8-8-1, I guess THE TAKEN aren't too bummed.  What if they had a 
fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  CALEAM is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 R'AKA 4084                    8   4  0    91       THE DREADLANDS (425)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GALILEO 4196                 10   3  0    91       MENAGERIE (228)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAOS 4042                    10   7  0    86       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
 QUINN 4091                    8   1  0    81       THE DREADLANDS (425)
 BENEFICE 4153                15  21  2    74       THE TAKEN (390)
 BALTIMORE 4043                8   8  0    74       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
 EBON AH'BIS 4085              6   3  0    71       THE DREADLANDS (425)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRIS 4228                     9   2  1    66       MENAGERIE (228)
 BOB FROM BODIE 4141          11  31  0    64       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 DIGITAL 4274                  6   3  3    64       WARCKERS (362)
 NICKEL 4240                   9   9  0    59       ERRATUM (440)
 MEAD 4103                     8   2  1    59       CRACKED TANKARD (426)
 WOOLLY LOCO 3902              4   0  0    57       POISONOUS PUGILISTS (414)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALBUQUERQUE 4082             10   9  0    53       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
 NOVERCAPHOBIA 4147            4   1  0    52       WATCH OUT! (432)
 STEW 4104                     3   2  0    48       CRACKED TANKARD (426)
 SARINA 4220                  10  12  1    43       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-SARMASSOPHOBIA 4145           4   1  0    43       WATCH OUT! (432)
 SAILOR MOON 4275              6   3  1    42       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 OINGA 4255                    6  10  0    40       THE TAKEN (390)
-SINISTROPHOBIA 4143           6   2  0    40       WATCH OUT! (432)
-KERCHECK 4093                 6   1  1    39       THE DREADLANDS (425)
 BORDERLINE 4195               5   6  2    37       MENAGERIE (228)
 KORIBUS 4227                  5  16  0    37       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 MR. GRINCH 2124               6   5  0    35       HEADBANGERS (87)
 ALEGRIA 4291                  5   1  0    35       MENAGERIE (228)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRALION 4303                  4   1  0    34       MENAGERIE (228)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAPOW 4257                    6  10  0    31       THE TAKEN (390)
 SAPPER 4243                   5   4  1    31       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
-ASHE 4241                     3   2  1    29       ERRATUM (440)
-MELOPHOBIA 4247               2   0  0    28       WATCH OUT! (432)
-PHOBOPHOBIA 4144              3   0  0    27       WATCH OUT! (432)
 DIO 4302                      3   2  0    25       HEADBANGERS (87)
 AMEE 4301                     3   2  0    25       HEADBANGERS (87)
-WICK 4267                     2   0  0    24       ERRATUM (440)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POINDEXTER 2133               3   7  0    23       HEADBANGERS (87)
 TROUBLE 4290                  3   3  0    20       WARCKERS (362)
 COLORADO SPRINGS 4265         1   1  1    20       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
 DIESEL 4277                   5   4  0    19       WARCKERS (362)
 LITTLE NUGGET 4269            1  10  0    13       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-R TO L 4268                   1   1  0    13       ERRATUM (440)
 ORLANDO 4131                  1   4  0    12       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
 AVOID 4297                    1   1  0    11       HONESTY (442)
 RAZOR BACK 4317               2   1  0     9       WARCKERS (362)
-MUG 4101                      1   0  0     9       CRACKED TANKARD (426)
 SAILOR VENUS 4326             2   0  0     7       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
-GRAVEL 4266                   1   1  0     6       ERRATUM (440)
 CLICHE 4298                   0   2  0     2       HONESTY (442)
 FREAK 4296                    0   2  0     2       HONESTY (442)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ALE 4105               2  3 0 CRACKED TANKARD 426   COLORADO SPRINGS 4265 455         
OHIO BUCKEYE 4328      0  1 0 POISONOUS PUGILIS 414 BANDIT PRINCE 421     455 NONE    
BOINGA 4256            8  8 1 THE TAKEN 390         DIGITAL 4274          455         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bashers should not dodge!  Quit it.  You take what might be a decent turn and...
Parry/Dodge, riposte, bash, I lose two fights.  It's just not fair...whine...whine.
-- Sablon-O-Vlad

Baltimore -- Bet you didn't know that from here to Phoenix had a stop at the
infirmary. -- Deadman

Little Nugget -- I'll have you know I looked just fine in those socks. -- Mr. Grinch

Notes from the Asylum -- Well, well, first Duelmaster in 10 years.  Life could be
worse.... -- S.O.V.

Quinn -- As in "the Mighty," I take it.  Ouch! -- Bob from Bodie

Mr. Grinch -- Jimminy Christmas but you're mean! -- Little Nugget

Amee -- Is banging what makes all those skills stick in your head?  Maybe I should
try it. -- Koribus

Mead -- NOT my favorite kind of fight.  Yowch! -- Sarina

Crip -- Good to hear from you.  Seems like just yesterday those teams were here.
Hope we get some new blood in Caleam.  The arena could use it.  Good luck on the
sands. -- Sablon-O-Vlad

Little Nugget -- I think we deserve each other. -- Poindexter

Koribus -- Now that's my kind of fight. -- Amee

R'aka -- Wow!  Amazing fight. -- Deadman

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

OHIO BUCKEYE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TAOS won victory over BENEFICE in a exciting 4 minute gory expert's Challenge battle.
NICKEL was vanquished by R'AKA in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
EBON AH'BIS defeated BOB FROM BODIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
MR. GRINCH was viciously subdued by WOOLLY LOCO in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
AMEE slimly lost to KORIBUS in a 1 minute novice vs. expert Challenge competition.
STEW won victory over SARINA in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
POINDEXTER won victory over LITTLE NUGGET in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
COLORADO SPRINGS slaughtered ALE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CLICHE was savagely defeated by RAZOR BACK in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge match.
ORLANDO was overpowered by DRALION in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
DEADMAN devastated BALTIMORE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
MEAD was demolished by QUINN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
IRIS narrowly defeated OINGA in a 2 minute conflict.
ALBUQUERQUE slimly won victory over KAPOW in a action packed 3 minute fight.
DIGITAL assassinated BOINGA in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
BORDERLINE slimly lost to SAILOR MOON in a 2 minute bout.
SAPPER was devastated by NOVERCAPHOBIA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ALEGRIA defeated TROUBLE in a 1 minute bout.
DIESEL was subdued by DIO in a 3 minute bout.
FREAK was outlasted by SAILOR VENUS in a unpopular 18 minute novice's match.
AVOID bested POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     25 -  15 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  33 -  3      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  28 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  23 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  29 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   6 -  1      33  |

Turn 455 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         4  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  R'AKA 4084                  8   4  0   91 THE DREADLANDS (425)
WALL OF STEEL    TAOS 4042                  10   7  0   86 HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
LUNGING ATTACK   QUINN 4091                  8   1  0   81 THE DREADLANDS (425)
TOTAL PARRY      MEAD 4103                   8   2  1   59 CRACKED TANKARD (426)
SLASHING ATTACK  WOOLLY LOCO 3902            4   0  0   57 POISONOUS PUGILISTS (414)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      ALBUQUERQUE 4082           10   9  0   53 HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BENEFICE 4153.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WOOLLY LOCO 3902.  The ten other most popular fighters were TAOS 4042, KAPOW 
4257, STEW 4104, CLICHE 4298, IRIS 4228, BORDERLINE 4195, DIO 4302, EBON AH'BIS 4085, 
OINGA 4255, and BENEFICE 4153.

The least popular fighter this week was SAILOR VENUS 4326.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FREAK 4296, TROUBLE 4290, SAPPER 4243, BOINGA 4256, MEAD 4103, 
BALTIMORE 4043, ORLANDO 4131, ALE 4105, SARINA 4220, and BOB FROM BODIE 4141.

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

DEADMAN (26-1761) HEADBANGERS (87)

               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