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


DM-26    TURN-470

This Weeks Top Honors


(26-4220) [18-19-1,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SARINA                         POSITION IS EMPTY
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            
(26-4220) [18-19-1,96]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NICKEL                         AMEE
ERRATUM (440)                  HEADBANGERS (87)
(26-4240) [14-17-0,89]         (26-4301) [13-7-2,60]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WATCH OUT! (432)            39
2. SHERWOOD FOREST (438)       26      WATCH OUT! (432)
3. HEADBANGERS (87)            23      Unchartered Team
4. WARCKERS (362)              18
5. ERRATUM (440)                7      WAR DOGS (340)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WATCH OUT! (432)          31  10  1 75.6   1/ 1 HEADBANGERS (87)         11  4 0
 2- 2*411 (431)                  3   1  1 75.0   2/ 3 WATCH OUT! (432)          8  4 1
 3- 3*RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)       2   1  0 66.7   3/ 2 SOULS OF BLACK (303)      8  6 1
 4/ 4 WARCKERS (362)           506 368 28 57.9   4/ 4 WARCKERS (362)            7  6 0
 5/ 5 HEADBANGERS (87)         367 267 21 57.9   5/ 6 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)     4  4 0
 6/ 6 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    147 115 19 56.1   6- 5*RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)      2  1 0
 7/ 7 ERRATUM (440)             26  31  1 45.6   7/ 9 ERRATUM (440)             2  1 0
 8/ 8 SOULS OF BLACK (303)     194 250 16 43.7   8- 8*411 (431)                 1  0 0
 9/ 9 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      349 515 13 40.4   9/ 7 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       1 14 0
10-10*IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)    5  17  1 22.7  10-10*IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)   0  2 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.

     Greetings warriors of Caleam.  El Grincho, Duelmaster of the arena at your
service.  Well, not all of you.  Actually, only one more of you gets to fight the
Grinch, as I am off to the Isle as predicted this turn.  Who would have thought 10
years ago that I'd actually make it.
     Just a little bit of history for you.  One year ago my first fight back in the
arena I had 5 fights, and fought Koribus.  He smashed me like there was no tomorrow.
How the mighty have fallen.
     I would like to take just a moment to thank the people who make this arena what
it is.  Leeta, for being here week in and week out, Sherwood Forest for the good
competition, Warckers and Erratum as well.  Thank you all, it has been my privilege
to fight with you all.
     Best of luck all.  I'm outta here!

-- El Grincho

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of CALEAM!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  SINISTROPHOBIA caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested AMEE and was awarded 22 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DIO put down SARMASSOPHOBIA, 
causing him to lose 7 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the 
fights this week, the spotlight was on SARINA as she bore arms against the challenge 
of reigning Duelmaster MR. GRINCH.  Not for nothing has MR. GRINCH in the past laid 
claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet 
again.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in CALEAM seem to feel that 
they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city CALEAM.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in CALEAM these 
days is SOULS OF BLACK.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Apparently the stalwarts of WATCH OUT! are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  LITTLE NUGGET take warning!  You have more than 
a few enemies in CALEAM.  ZODIAC FREAK must really be harboring a grudge against the 
GOLDEN CANYON guild!  Merciless, 25 challenged down POPPA LODE points this week to 
duel with he.  Few would not have guessed the outcome of the bout as POPPA LODE was 
overcame by ZODIAC FREAK.  Is this what passes for courage in CALEAM?   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in CALEAM as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARINA 4220                  18  19  1    96       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAPPER 4243                  13   8  2   100       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NICKEL 4240                  14  17  0    89       ERRATUM (440)
-SAILOR VENUS 4326            12   1  0    75       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 PHOBOPHOBIA 4144              7   0  0    70       WATCH OUT! (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIO 4302                     12   8  0    66       HEADBANGERS (87)
 SINISTROPHOBIA 4143           9   3  0    63       WATCH OUT! (432)
 DIESEL 4277                  11  13  0    62       WARCKERS (362)
 MOUNTAIN TROLL 4385           5   1  1    61       HEADBANGERS (87)
 AMEE 4301                    13   7  2    60       HEADBANGERS (87)
 SARMASSOPHOBIA 4145           6   3  1    59       WATCH OUT! (432)
 RAZOR BACK 4317              11   7  0    57       WARCKERS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORIBUS 4227                  7  29  0    50       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELOPHOBIA 4247               4   2  0    46       WATCH OUT! (432)
 CHARDON 4364                  7   2  2    45       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 LITTLE NUGGET 4269            6  20  0    38       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-ASHE 4241                     4   4  1    34       ERRATUM (440)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZODIAC FREAK 4353             4   5  1    32       HEADBANGERS (87)
 FLIMSY 4406                   2   0  0    30       WARCKERS (362)
 MISS PRISS 4371               4   5  0    29       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-ZARCO 4136                    3   1  1    25       411 (431)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-R TO L 4268                   3   1  0    22       ERRATUM (440)
-WICK 4267                     3   1  0    22       ERRATUM (440)
-MORAAT 4401                   2   0  0    22       RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)
-GRAVEL 4266                   2   2  0    20       ERRATUM (440)
 PEIDAO 4365                   4   5  0    17       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 AIKSU 4361                    4   5  0    17       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 DE DE MAO 4397                1   2  0    15       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 TUK ADOW 4395                 1   1  0    14       WARCKERS (362)
 GRAPHITE 4408                 1   0  0    13       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
-SON OF A GUN 4382             2   2  0    10       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
 MOUNTAIN MIKE 4405            2   1  1     8       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
-MOTHER SUPERIOR 4380          1   3  0     8       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
 ONYX 4409                     1   0  0     7       WARCKERS (362)
 POPPA LODE 4392               0   4  0     4       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 REVENGED
GRAMPA JOE 4381        1  1 0 IT'S ALL RELATIVE 449 ZODIAC FREAK 4353     466 NOT REVE
ZHER-DENVA 4398        0  1 0 RAJHAN'S PRIDE 452    MOUNTAIN MIKE 4405    468         
MAUREN 4362            3  1 0 SOULS OF BLACK 303    SARMASSOPHOBIA 4145   469         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sarina -- Good fight.  Just the way I like em'. -- El Grincho

Koribus -- I sure do enjoy the way you teach.  How much more do you have to teach me?
-- Mountain Troll 
P.S.  And yes, I realize it sure would be funny if you killed me this turn.  Not
like, haha funny, but funny none the less.

Poppa Lode -- Did you drop the "poppa load" there? -- Freak

Sapper -- Congrats on the ratings.  You one bad dude. -- Amee

Little Nugget -- We should compare strategies sometime.  Something doesn't look right
with us.  Drop us a diplo if you are interested. -- Dio

Koribus -- What's up with the silent treatment, Big Boy?  I thought we had something
nice going on. -- Amee

Sarmassophobia -- Well I was very disappointed to see Mauren drop against you.  She
was probably the best all around warrior I have ever had on this team.  Too bad her
replacement is less than stellar. -- Bremen

Melophobia -- I think I would have rather had the huge amount of skills you gained
over the win.  Yikes! -- Chardon

De De Mao -- Was there a skill bonus this cycle fighting Souls of Black warriors?
Sheesh.... -- Aiksu

Mr. Grinch, El Grincho Sir, I gotta tell you, you're the goods. -- Sarina
P.S.  You knew that, right?
P.P.S.  Congratulations on graduating.  Enjoy your retirement; that's what it's for.

Mountain Troll -- (confused look)  I thought trolls were, you know, bigger. --
P.S.  Very dumb.

Zodiac Freak -- Okayokayokay.  So your stars are great.  Well, great.  Take mine too,
why don't you?  They're no good to me! -- Poppa Lode
P.S.  You don't like my name?  Tough cookies.  Momma Lode likes it fine.

Dio -- (pout) -- Little Nugget

Phobophobia -- Well, at least you're not a headbanger.  I thought we weren't going to
fight anything BUT headbangers this time.  Ridiculous.  We should have a chance to
lose to a wide variety of warriors. -- Miss Priss

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

MR. GRINCH viciously subdued SARINA in a 8 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
PHOBOPHOBIA savagely defeated RAZOR BACK in a exciting 1 minute gory Challenge melee.
MELOPHOBIA vanquished LITTLE NUGGET in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MOUNTAIN TROLL overpowered KORIBUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DIO slimly won victory over SARMASSOPHOBIA in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
ZODIAC FREAK overpowered POPPA LODE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
TUK ADOW bested MOUNTAIN MIKE in a 1 minute novice's Challenge competition.
NICKEL handily defeated DIESEL in a 2 minute uneven melee.
AMEE was unbelievably bested by SINISTROPHOBIA in a popular 8 minute gruesome duel.
CHARDON won victory over MISS PRISS in a 3 minute gory fight.
PEIDAO was overpowered by FLIMSY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
AIKSU was defeated by DE DE MAO in a 1 minute match.
GRAPHITE demolished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ONYX unbelievably bested SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 7 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  12 -  0      66  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        15 -   8 -  2      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  36 -  4      51  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  17 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  17 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  23 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  13 -  2      24  |

Turn 470 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         3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  PHOBOPHOBIA 4144            7   0  0   70 WATCH OUT! (432)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIO 4302                   12   8  0   66 HEADBANGERS (87)
TOTAL PARRY      SINISTROPHOBIA 4143         9   3  0   63 WATCH OUT! (432)
PARRY-STRIKE     SARMASSOPHOBIA 4145         6   3  1   59 WATCH OUT! (432)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAZOR BACK 4317            11   7  0   57 WARCKERS (362)
AIMED BLOW       CHARDON 4364                7   2  2   45 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 
AMEE 4301.  The ten other most popular fighters were SARMASSOPHOBIA 4145, DIO 4302, 
4406, DE DE MAO 4397, and MELOPHOBIA 4247.

The least popular fighter this week was ONYX 4409.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were AIKSU 4361, PEIDAO 4365, DIESEL 4277, MOUNTAIN MIKE 4405, POPPA LODE 
4392, KORIBUS 4227, LITTLE NUGGET 4269, GRAPHITE 4408, RAZOR BACK 4317, and 

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



     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