DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/15/2003    Duedate: 12/27/2003

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-468

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MR. GRINCH
HEADBANGERS (87)
(26-2124) [16-8-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MR. GRINCH                     ZARCO
HEADBANGERS (87)               411 (431)
(26-2124) [16-8-0,104]         (26-4136) [3-1-1,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NICKEL                         SAPPER
ERRATUM (440)                  SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
(26-4240) [12-17-0,73]         (26-4243) [12-8-2,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEADBANGERS (87)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SOULS OF BLACK (303)        40
2. WATCH OUT! (432)            29      WATCH OUT! (432)
3. HEADBANGERS (87)            27      Unchartered Team
4. WARCKERS (362)              18
5. RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)        10      411 (431)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WATCH OUT! (432)          26   7  0 78.8   1/ 1 HEADBANGERS (87)         10  5 3
 2/ 0*411 (431)                  3   1  1 75.0   2/ 3 SOULS OF BLACK (303)      9  5 2
 3/ 2 WARCKERS (362)           501 364 28 57.9   3/ 5 WATCH OUT! (432)          6  2 0
 4/ 3 HEADBANGERS (87)         359 265 21 57.5   4/ 2 WARCKERS (362)            6  6 1
 5/ 4 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    144 114 19 55.8   5/ 4 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       5 10 0
 6/ 0*RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)       1   1  0 50.0   6/ 0*411 (431)                 1  0 0
 7/ 6 SOULS OF BLACK (303)     190 245 16 43.7   7/ 0*RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)      1  1 0
 8/ 5 ERRATUM (440)             24  31  1 43.6   8/ 8 ERRATUM (440)             1  2 0
 9/ 7 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      349 505 13 40.9   9/ 6 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)     1  6 0
10/ 8*IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)    5  17  1 22.7  10/ 7*IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)   1  8 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #21 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Skaithvarn:

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

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

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

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

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Surprise, surprise.  Look where I am.  This is a very unexpected honor.  I'll keep
this short and hope to feel like I "earned it" next week.  Sarina, Nickel, I await
your challenge. -- El Grincho

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in CALEAM a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  The SOULS OF BLACK guild has had a 
4-1-1 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind 
of thing can lead.  And let's see, SARINA fought AMEE and gained 21 points and 
contributed to GOLDEN CANYON's 1-4-0.  AMEE has lost to SARINA, falling 16 points, 
while helping make HEADBANGERS a 3-2-0 turn.  Defending his title for another turn, 
MR. GRINCH kept SHERWOOD FOREST's warrior, SAPPER, from claiming the throne.  By the 
way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The 
Warty Toad?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the HEADBANGERS 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on CALEAM, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided HEADBANGERS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was WATCH 
OUT!.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was GOLDEN CANYON's 
warrior KORIBUS.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  I 
don't know about you, but ZODIAC FREAK challenging down 16 points to GOLDEN CANYON's 
POPPA LODE, is not really worthy of HEADBANGERS.  We're not surprised to hear that 
ZODIAC FREAK bested POPPA LODE, but I bet it would be interesting to hear why 
HEADBANGERS made such a challenge.  In a brave attempt, MOTHER SUPERIOR from IT'S ALL 
RELATIVE challenged up 22 points to fight RAZOR BACK from the WARCKERS stable.  
MOTHER SUPERIOR perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she was defeated by RAZOR 
BACK and ended up with 8 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  The Warty Toad declares a free round for SARINA and all of GOLDEN 
CANYON, for having revenged HEADBANGERS' AMEE for killing one of their comrades.  Is 
it really true that CALEAM has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just 
thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, CALEAM, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. GRINCH 2124              16   8  0   104       HEADBANGERS (87)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARINA 4220                  18  17  1    95       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 SAPPER 4243                  12   8  2    92       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAILOR VENUS 4326            12   1  0    75       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 DIESEL 4277                  11  11  0    74       WARCKERS (362)
 NICKEL 4240                  12  17  0    73       ERRATUM (440)
 AMEE 4301                    13   5  2    69       HEADBANGERS (87)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SINISTROPHOBIA 4143           8   2  0    56       WATCH OUT! (432)
 PHOBOPHOBIA 4144              5   0  0    53       WATCH OUT! (432)
 SARMASSOPHOBIA 4145           5   2  0    50       WATCH OUT! (432)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAUREN 4362                   3   0  0    49       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 KORIBUS 4227                  7  27  0    48       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 DIO 4302                     10   8  0    47       HEADBANGERS (87)
 MOUNTAIN TROLL 4385           3   1  1    43       HEADBANGERS (87)
 MELOPHOBIA 4247               3   1  0    43       WATCH OUT! (432)
 RAZOR BACK 4317              10   6  0    37       WARCKERS (362)
 LITTLE NUGGET 4269            6  18  0    36       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-ASHE 4241                     4   4  1    34       ERRATUM (440)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISS PRISS 4371               4   3  0    30       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 CHARDON 4364                  5   2  2    28       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 ZARCO 4136                    3   1  1    25       411 (431)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZODIAC FREAK 4353             2   5  1    23       HEADBANGERS (87)
-R TO L 4268                   3   1  0    22       ERRATUM (440)
-WICK 4267                     3   1  0    22       ERRATUM (440)
 PEIDAO 4365                   4   3  0    20       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
-GRAVEL 4266                   2   2  0    20       ERRATUM (440)
 AIKSU 4361                    3   4  0    13       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
-SON OF A GUN 4382             2   2  0    10       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
 MORAAT 4401                   1   0  0     9       RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)
 MOTHER SUPERIOR 4380          1   3  0     8       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
 MOUNTAIN MIKE 4405            1   0  1     6       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 DE DE MAO 4397                0   1  0     2       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 POPPA LODE 4392               0   2  0     2       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RED RUFFLES 4333       4  7 0 GOLDEN CANYON 290     AMEE 4301             466 JUST REV
UNCLE ERNIE 4389       0  1 0 IT'S ALL RELATIVE 449 BLACK ORC 416         468 NONE    
DEVIL'S DAUGHTER 4357  0  4 0 IT'S ALL RELATIVE 449 MOUNTAIN TROLL 4385   466         
GRAMPA JOE 4381        1  1 0 IT'S ALL RELATIVE 449 ZODIAC FREAK 4353     466         
ZHER-DENVA 4398        0  1 0 RAJHAN'S PRIDE 452    MOUNTAIN MIKE 4405    468         
TRY AGAIN 3 4396       0  1 0 SHERWOOD FOREST 438   BANDIT PRINCE 421     468 NONE    
TRY AGAIN 2 4394       0  1 0 WARCKERS 362          MOUNTAIN TROLL 414    468 NONE    
TRY AGAIN 1 4393       0  1 0 WARCKERS 362          DARK CHAMPION 420     468 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Leeta -- Yep...I tend to like the ones that die quick though.... -- The Annalist

Vlad/Leeta -- About contests, we did have a unarmored, empty-handed aimed blow
tournament a while back, but it was more of an internal contest.  I assume you're
looking for a boost in outside participation as well as internal.  I'd be willing to
help coordinate or donate $ or team rollups to the prizes.. Only have two ADM
warriors worth anything so I can't offer any of those. -- The Annalist

Vlad -- 4-1-3 ??!?!?!  Looks like the early days of the Taken.  When you start
killing those who are bloodfeuding you, then it gets really bloody.  I had a warrior
do that for the first two bloodfeuds, then he was left alone for a while.... -- The
Annalist

Mr.Grinch -- 15-8 as a TP?  With not that many ABs?  Hmmm.... -- The Taken

Nickel -- Hey, I'll take it.  I'm not sure if it would turn out the same next time.
-- Amee

Diesel -- That sure was not how I had hoped things would go.... -- Dio

Peidao -- Don't worry, I really am that good. -- Mountain Troll

Razor Back -- You dog you.  I'll remember this in a few months when I have learned a
bit. -- Z

Mountain Troll -- Was trying out a new weapon which may be a touch too slow for me
heh. -- Peidao

Phobophobia -- One hesitates for a split second and the next thing you know, you wake
up on a gurney watching some dwarf pour distilled alcohol over your wounds while
joking about you to other nurses. Yep that was fun. -- Aiksu

Sablon-o-Vlad -- The arena does seem to be pretty small these days.  I would agree
with Leeta on contests.  Hate to see something that changes the arena for the worse.
The Zalcon in 74 (where my other stables are) seemed to be well received but I
imagine some teams will start to leave.  Plus they are starting a new Zalcon in arena
4.  Still hoping Sons of Death find their way back. :) -- Bremen

Mr. Grinch -- What a student you are!  Bob from Bodie would've been proud of you. --
Sarina

Sinistrophobia -- How horrid!  You actually ARE left-handed. -- Miss Priss

Sarmassophobia -- That's a new one on me.  And I make short work of new phobias.  We
have too many already. -- Little Nugget

Melophobia -- Hmm...fear of melons?  Melodies?  Guys named Mel? -- Koribus the
puzzled

     Think Muses. -- Ed.

Mother Superior -- (chagrinned look)  Well, darn.  I was just naturally unable to
attack you. -- Poppa Lode

Amee -- It happens. -- Leeta

Amee -- Of course! -- Koribus, who wouldn't dare say no anyway

Dio -- Not quite exactly what I had in mind. -- Sarina
P.S.  But I s'pose it'll do for starters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRY AGAIN 3 was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TRY AGAIN 2 was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
UNCLE ERNIE was easily killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
TRY AGAIN 1 was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
SINISTROPHOBIA unbelievably bested DIO in a popular 6 minute brutal Challenge fight.
SARMASSOPHOBIA devastated MISS PRISS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
PHOBOPHOBIA overpowered LITTLE NUGGET in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
MOUNTAIN TROLL viciously subdued KORIBUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ZODIAC FREAK vanquished POPPA LODE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
MOTHER SUPERIOR was overpowered by RAZOR BACK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
MR. GRINCH narrowly defeated SAPPER in a exciting 6 minute gruesome Title fight.
SARINA overpowered AMEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NICKEL was luckily beaten by SAILOR VENUS in a 4 minute mismatched competition.
DIESEL demolished MELOPHOBIA in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
MAUREN handily defeated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
AIKSU was vanquished by CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CHARDON vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
PEIDAO devastated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ZARCO savagely defeated DE DE MAO in a exciting 2 minute brutal novice's bout.
ZHER-DENVA was killed by MOUNTAIN MIKE in a 1 minute bloody amateur's fight.
MORAAT bested FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 2 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        14 -   8 -  2      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  14 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  18 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  37 -  5      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  29 -  1      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  15 -  2      21  |

Turn 468 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  6         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MR. GRINCH 2124            16   8  0  104 HEADBANGERS (87)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SARINA 4220                18  17  1   95 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
STRIKING ATTACK  SAPPER 4243                12   8  2   92 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
SLASHING ATTACK  PHOBOPHOBIA 4144            5   0  0   53 WATCH OUT! (432)
PARRY-STRIKE     SARMASSOPHOBIA 4145         5   2  0   50 WATCH OUT! (432)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAUREN 4362                 3   0  0   49 SOULS OF BLACK (303)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NICKEL 4240.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SAPPER 4243.  The ten other most popular fighters were NICKEL 4240, DIO 4302, MR. 
GRINCH 2124, ZARCO 4136, PHOBOPHOBIA 4144, MOUNTAIN TROLL 4385, SAILOR VENUS 4326, 
MAUREN 4362, MORAAT 4401, and SINISTROPHOBIA 4143.

The least popular fighter this week was AIKSU 4361.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MELOPHOBIA 4247, POPPA LODE 4392, KORIBUS 4227, MISS PRISS 4371, TRY 
AGAIN 1 4393, UNCLE ERNIE 4389, TRY AGAIN 2 4394, TRY AGAIN 3 4396, ZHER-DENVA 4398, 
and DE DE MAO 4397.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXII

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JENNY 1388 (135-118-2)                 7  3  0         THE DREADLANDS       

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JE SUIS BIEN 626 (75-40-0)             2  3  0         HEADBANGERS          

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KLAUS DIETER 3856 (17-15-5)            2  3  0         THE TAKEN            
BLISTER 3832 (32-7-0)                  0  2  0         THE TAKEN            

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TAOS 4042 (12-7-1)                     8  2  0         HERE TO PHOENIX      
HERCULES 3692 (12-11-1)                3  3  0         HISTORY!             
OMNIBOOK 6000 4148 (11-1-1)            2  3  0         AT WORK              
OMNIBOOK 500 4151 (13-0-0)             1  3  0         AT WORK              
NICKEL 4240 (11-14-0)                  0  2  0         ERRATUM              

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WOOLLY LOCO 3902 (8-0-0)               3  3  0         POISONOUS PUGILISTS  
AMEE 4301 (10-4-1)                     2  3  0         HEADBANGERS          
MR. GRINCH 2124 (12-8-0)               2  3  0         HEADBANGERS          
DIO 4302 (10-4-0)                      0  2  0         HEADBANGERS          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PAUL BOOTH 4250 (2-1-0)                2  3  0         SADISTS-PHOTODERMIC  

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHARDON 4364 (2-1-1)                   2  3  0         SOULS OF BLACK       
ZODIAC FREAK 4353 (0-3-0)              0  2  0         HEADBANGERS          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TEMP 4295 (0-0-0)                      2  2  0  DEAD   HONESTY              
NEKEN 4363 (0-0-0)                     2  3  0  DEAD   SOULS OF BLACK       
PEYOTE 3900 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         POISONOUS PUGILISTS  
INANE 4294 (0-0-0)                     1  3  0         HONESTY              
ALLIDOISWIN 4376 (0-0-0)               0  2  0         BLACKENED PRIDE      
DRUNK DRIVER 4350 (0-0-0)              0  2  0         ROAD RAGE            
FURY 4377 (0-0-0)                      0  2  0         BLACKENED PRIDE      
MAUREN 4362 (0-0-0)                    0  2  0         SOULS OF BLACK       

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NOVERCAPHOBIA 4147 (5-1-0)             2  2  0  DEAD   WATCH OUT!           
SHARPTOOTH 3922 (10-13-1)              0  2  0         SOULS OF BLACK       
SUN-TO-BE 3684 (8-13-2)                0  2  0         THE TAKEN            

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POINDEXTER 2133 (6-9-0)                0  2  0         HEADBANGERS          

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRAVADO 4226 (3-1-0)                   1  2  0  DEAD   MENAGERIE            

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CLICHE 4298 (0-3-0)                    3  3  0         HONESTY