Date   : 02/09/2004    Duedate: 02/21/2004


DM-26    TURN-472

This Weeks Top Honors


HISTORY! (391)
(26-3692) [13-11-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HERCULES                       SON OF A GUN
HISTORY! (391)                 IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
(26-3692) [13-11-1,106]        (26-4382) [3-2-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DIO                            MOUNTAIN TROLL
HEADBANGERS (87)               HEADBANGERS (87)
(26-4302) [13-9-1,61]          (26-4385) [7-1-1,77]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HEADBANGERS (87)            47
2. HISTORY! (391)              42      WATCH OUT! (432)
3. IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)     27      Unchartered Team
4. WATCH OUT! (432)            20
5. WARCKERS (362)              16      IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WATCH OUT! (432)          34  11  1 75.6   1/ 1 HEADBANGERS (87)         12  3 2
 2/ 4 HEADBANGERS (87)         375 269 23 58.2   2/ 2 WARCKERS (362)           10  5 0
 3/ 3 WARCKERS (362)           513 371 28 58.0   3/ 3 WATCH OUT! (432)          6  2 0
 4/ 5 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    149 118 19 55.8   4/ 5 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)     4  3 0
 5/ 0 HOME LIFE (453)          125 100  7 55.6   5/ 6 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       4 11 0
 6/ 0 HISTORY! (391)            43  45  3 48.9   6/ 4 SOULS OF BLACK (303)      3 10 0
 7- 6 ERRATUM (440)             26  31  1 45.6   7/ 0*IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)   2  1 0
 8/ 7 SOULS OF BLACK (303)     196 257 16 43.3   8/ 0 HISTORY! (391)            2  3 0
 9/ 8 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      353 521 13 40.4   9- 7 ERRATUM (440)             1  0 0
10/ 0*IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)    7  18  1 28.0  10/ 0 HOME LIFE (453)           0  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 #23 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Off the coast of Andoria:

     Towers rising out of the misty dawn.  They had sailed due east from Skaithvarn,
so that had to be the coast of Andoria, but Raoul couldn't remember any coastal city
with such slender, pearl-colored spires.  Those looked more like the skyline of a
dream than practical stonework.  They caught the growing light and glowed.  They were
beautiful, but unearthly.  Unreal.  Not residences for practical folk.  Raoul thought
it a fitting destination for the boat Khaldren had made with his magic, though.  The
boat was, in its way, as dreamlike as the city ahead;  The hull was mother of pearl,
the sails were webs of cloud.  Magic, of course.  Powerful magic.  Raoul wondered
uneasily what Khaldren had done to assemble that power.
     The exiled Kraelian had already demonstrated that he was ruthless in pursuit of
his goals.  Raoul shifted slightly, uneasily aware of the waves of magic that seethed
throughout the uncanny vessel.  Khaldren had not hesitated to cast a spell on the
three gladiators when they entered his tower in Skaithvarn.  A binding of loyalty and
obedience, the Lord Protector guessed.  He had not resisted at the time.  In truth,
he had been taken completely by surprise.  But he sensed that the spell had not
gripped him so thoroughly as the wizard intended.  He was fairly sure he could break
it, and very sure that he wanted to be further away from Khaldren when he did that--
THIS spell, he could break, but what if the wizard immediately countered with
something stronger?  And the fate of the two women with him was unknown; they might
be as lightly held as he was, or belong to Khaldren body and soul.
     "That is Zorpunt," Jeri Northwind said.  Her voice was calm, emotionless.  Very
     Zorpunt?  Raoul blinked and controlled his impulse to question that statement.
True, there were towers in the coastal city, but nothing like those slender spires of
glass!  Without turning his head, Raoul looked sideways at the wizard.
     Khaldren's face was set in lines of effort, sheened with sweat.  Using his magic
to turn the work-a-day port city into this dream?  Wasteful of energy...unless he had
some inexhaustible source at hand.  And why?  "Krael shall be reborn," he muttered
through clenched teeth, "and Celestinvael, and Orgillat in the south.  But this shall
be my seat of power in the new world that will be...."
     The ship of pearl glided to a stop beside a dock that had been transformed
into...agate, Raoul decided.  Or something like that.  It was the kind of thing the 
Chaos contamination might have done in the recent past.  Maybe that was part of
Khaldren's power, that he could harness the residual Chaos energy?  Not a comfortable
thought, although the gladiator supposed it was better than using lives to fuel
magic.  So long as it didn't get loose.
     There was no one on the dock, no one moving anywhere in sight.  Khaldren stepped
ashore as an emperor might step ashore in conquered province.  The gladiators
followed, and the ship dissolved into mist behind them.
     The Assassins' Guild's Black Book appeared in the wizard's hands, and he smiled
at it coldly.  "I note that 'Arenamaster Kai' has a secret he would not like
advertised," Khaldren murmured.  "For a price, I will keep his secret between these
covers.  Bring him to me."  He didn't look at the gladiators at any point while he
     Raoul felt the magic sliding around him, urging him forward, and he was willing
to go.  Once out of the wizard's sight, he would test the binding, but not here.  He
and the two women walked quietly into the city.  Jeri, a native of Zorpunt, was
slightly ahead of the older gladiators.
     The streets were filled with mist even though the sun must now be up.  The
buildings, even the street underfoot, showed the effects of transforming magic.  They
were ethereal, idealized.  Unreal.  Nothing and no one moved that Raoul could see.
     Jeri turned a corner.  Looking up the cross street, Raoul saw what he guessed
was the arena, although no arena of his experience had ever had those delicate arches
of gold-veined marble.
     Raoul stopped, setting his feet firmly when the magic tried to force him onward.
It scrabbled at his mind, feeling like a handful of energetic bugs.  But he wasn't a
puppet.  He would not BE a puppet, especially not for a man who should have been dead
centuries ago!  He served his manager Generalissimo Puerco, King Mickeal of Andoria,
and Sheila Greywand.  The oath he had taken when he first reached the Isle shimmered
in his mind.  Khaldren's magic shrieked against it, fingernails on a slate, then fell
away.  The wizard would--must--know that he'd broken free.  Raoul turned set off at a
run down the first street he saw.  A real street, this one, with cracked paving
stones, and rubbish piled against the curbs.
     Someone was running and panting beside him.  He risked a glance.  Hallie O'Dene,
the Delarquan Lady Protector.  But not Jeri.
     They ran for several minutes, but at the first sign of people ahead, living
people, they dropped to a walk without needing to discuss it.  Running people are
conspicuous.  Neither of them spoke of their problem, either.  Time enough for that
when they were out of the city.  Zorpunt was a narrow city, stretched along its
river; and they were crossing its axis.  There was a bridge ahead, which would put
them on the south bank and that much farther from the arena and the dock where they
had left Khaldren..  That much closer to the countryside.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Hallie O'Dene leaned back against one of the trees at the edge of the road.  She
was breathing hard.  "Do you think we're far enough away?"
     Raoul dropped onto the grass beside her and glanced back toward Zorpunt.  The
city's skyline, barely visible in the distance, shimmered slightly but otherwise
looked normal.  "I think so, doll," he answered.  "I hope so!"
     After a minute, Hallie sat up straighter.  "I wish we could have brought Jeri
away, too!  I didn't realize until it was too late that she wasn't with us."
     "I don't think we could've done it, doll," Raoul said quietly.  He took off his
hat and stared at the dusty crown for a moment, then put it back on.  "I think it's
Lady Greywand's magic that saved us--the oath we took when we got to the Isle.  Jeri
might be a Lady Protector, but she never went to the Isle.  She had no defense
against...his spell."  He found himself reluctant to speak the wizard's name here, as
though it might draw the man's attention.
     "People have to be warned--"
     "And there's only us to do it," Raoul agreed.  "I'm heading for Andor by the
fastest road."
     "And I for Delarq Tor.  We are menaced, too.  Celestinvael and Orgillat!  Gods 
protect us.  If they're anything like the histories say...."  She shook her head.
     "I've heard of Celestinvael," Raoul said slowly.  "It was between Ardivent and
the Federation, and it existed at about the same time as Krael.  But Orgillat?"
     "Near the mouth of the Selwin river," Hallie said.  "It was of the same time.
We remember it--when we must--as a place of power and fear.  If...that man would
recreate the Empire of Skorlos, he must be stopped!  By any means that we can."
     Raoul nodded.  "The legends of Krael are dark legends, too.  I should be able to
reach King Mickael with the warning.  Who would be equivalent in the Delarquan
     "No one has complete power," Hallie said, frowning.  "Princess Chrysanth, maybe,
but...."  She sighed and shrugged.  "It's a place to start."  She got to her feet and
held out her hand as Raoul rose also.  "Good luck."
     "To both of us, we'll need it," Raoul agreed, standing.  He grasped her hand
warmly for a moment.  "May all your gods go with you."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Arenamaster Kai of Zorpunt glared at the stranger, hands twitching with the urge
to reach for his sword.  But the damned wizard had already demonstrated that he could
get a spell off faster than even an arenamaster could attack.  At least, Kai supposed
it was a spell, even if it was like nothing he'd ever seen before.  And nothing he
ever wanted to experience again.  "What do you want?" he croaked.
     "Your obedience.  This 'arena'--it will now be run for me, instead of Sheila of
the Grey Wand.  The blood will be spilled in my name, not hers, the power from that
blood will come to me, not to her.  This will be the beginning of a new Alastari, and
I will rule it!"

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 481): WINDOW WING SIGN of PISSED PIZZA GUYS (wuapinmon, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 474): ROBERT BYRD of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): TAZZY TIGER of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 470): SIAMESE SPY of KITTY KONSPIRACY (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 471): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Klondike Kate, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 467): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 432): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): OPURT of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 187): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 330): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 319): ELENA of SITTIN' ON ACES (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 367): SNOWY OWL of CALL OF THE WILD from KYR'TERR (Poison Ivy)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 481): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 474): CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 470): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 471): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 467): I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 432): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 187): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 330): 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 319): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 367): DA AFRO, etc. (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
               (turn 239): ABYSS of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                   (turn 480): RICK DERRIS of VIEW ASKEW (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 472): MONTY PYTHON of SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): CURTIS JOSEPH of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 471): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Klondike Kate, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 467): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): SKOWIE of SPRINGFIELD XIII (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): OPURT of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
                 (turn 418): BANANA JR of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 329): ACHONDROPLASIA of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          LLLENGEANCE of LUROCIANS VI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ah, Sailor Venus, you shouldn't waste time worrying about your manicure!
That'll get you in trouble on the sands every time, AND your nails will get broken
     For those who burn to know, I am 15-6-13-11-17-9-13 PR.  Favorites are EP, very
low/moderate, learn riposte.  I depart here with advanced experts in my namesake
skills, and no other ratings.
     I believe I will retire to some quiet country cottage where I can raise roses.
No, roses are ordinary.  Maybe I'll raise... how about the PERFECT violet?  Beside a
mossy stone, of course.  Things must be done properly.


                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in CALEAM!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for SON OF A GUN?  
IT'S ALL RELATIVE's proud of him after beating DE DE MAO and getting 17 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  DE DE MAO got smashed by SON OF A GUN, and lost 15 
points!  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, 
welcome HERCULES.  Aren't HISTORY! proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear the top team insists all 
their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of SHERWOOD FOREST must be getting lonely.  They were 
the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Hhmph!  What kind 
of warriors are HEADBANGERS?  SHERWOOD FOREST, an easy team to beat if I ever saw 
one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Can GOLDEN CANYON's KORIBUS be more 
popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  DIO must 
not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged LITTLE NUGGET.  15 
is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought DIO showed great 
skill and promise when he put to death LITTLE NUGGET.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey!  Quit laughing!  Just because PAOS 
had 13-7-2 was no reason for HOME LIFE to send her to the Dark Arena!  Stop it!  Hey, 
warriors get killed by other warriors, not by their manager sending them to the Dark 
Arena.  What's wrong with PAOS' 13-7-2, HOME LIFE?  Pinch me, I must be dreaming!!!  
ZODIAC FREAK returns from the Dark Arena, maybe a "little upset" at his HEADBANGERS 
teammates...  What a bummer!  LITTLE NUGGET got wasted by DIO!  But with a 6-22-0, I 
guess GOLDEN CANYON aren't too bummed.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys 
can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  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                  
 HERCULES 3692                13  11  1   106       HISTORY! (391)

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)
 RICHARD M NIXON 3585         14   9  0    85       HISTORY! (391)
 PHOBOPHOBIA 4144              8   0  0    84       WATCH OUT! (432)
 AMEE 4301                    15   7  2    80       HEADBANGERS (87)
 MOUNTAIN TROLL 4385           7   1  1    77       HEADBANGERS (87)
-SAILOR VENUS 4326            12   2  0    74       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 DIESEL 4277                  12  14  0    73       WARCKERS (362)
 SARMASSOPHOBIA 4145           7   3  1    67       WATCH OUT! (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SINISTROPHOBIA 4143          10   3  0    65       WATCH OUT! (432)
 RAZOR BACK 4317              12   8  0    62       WARCKERS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIO 4302                     13   9  1    61       HEADBANGERS (87)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORIBUS 4227                  8  30  0    56       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 FLIMSY 4406                   4   0  0    51       WARCKERS (362)
 MISS PRISS 4371               5   6  0    44       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 MELOPHOBIA 4247               4   3  0    42       WATCH OUT! (432)
 CHARDON 4364                  7   4  2    37       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
-ASHE 4241                     4   4  1    34       ERRATUM (440)
 TUK ADOW 4395                 3   1  0    34       WARCKERS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZODIAC FREAK 4353             5   6  2    33       HEADBANGERS (87)
 SON OF A GUN 4382             3   2  0    27       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
 SPLINTER 4439                 2   0  0    27       HEADBANGERS (87)
 PEIDAO 4365                   5   6  0    26       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 MOUNTAIN MIKE 4405            3   2  1    24       SOULS OF BLACK (303)

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)
-GRAVEL 4266                   2   2  0    20       ERRATUM (440)
 AIKSU 4361                    4   7  0    19       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 ONYX 4409                     2   1  0    16       WARCKERS (362)
 GRAPHITE 4408                 2   1  0    15       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 MOTHER SUPERIOR 4380          1   4  0    11       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
 DE DE MAO 4397                2   3  0     9       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 MENGELA... 3939               2   2  0     8       HISTORY! (391)
 POPPA LODE 4392               1   5  0     8       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 TWISTED SISTER 4390           1   0  0     7       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
 JUMBO SHRIMP 4440             0   1  0     1       HOME LIFE (453)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HIGH ELF 415           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          ZODIAC FREAK 4353     472 NONE    
LITTLE NUGGET 4269     6 22 0 GOLDEN CANYON 290     DIO 4302              472         
DAME 4285              0  1 0 HISTORY! 391          ARENAMASTER TOHRE 419 472 NONE    
WILLIAM WALLACE 4286   0  1 0 HISTORY! 391          SHEWISH GIANT 417     472 NONE    
PAOS 4420             13  8 2 HOME LIFE 453         BANDIT PRINCE 421     472 NONE    
MOPPY 4413             0  2 0 HOME LIFE 453         HIGH ELF 415          472 NONE    
DON'TNEEDONE 4441      0  1 0 HOME LIFE 453         SPYMASTER 418         472 NONE    
LINK 4412              0  1 0 HOME LIFE 453         MOUNTAIN TROLL 414    472 NONE    
MAUREN 4362            3  1 0 SOULS OF BLACK 303    SARMASSOPHOBIA 4145   469         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Koribus -- Ah professor!  Well done.  Hopefully we can "lock swords" again soon.  Ok,
so there wasn't much locking going on, but I sure liked it! -- Mountain Troll

Mountain Mike -- Betchya didn't realize you got a kill, kinda, that last turn. --
Zodiac Freak, yeah...14 skills in 10 fights with a 21 wit...youch!

Chardon -- Thanks.  Just what I needed for the confidence. -- Amee

Diesel -- OK punk, time for a new strategy for me. -- Dio

Sarina -- Congrats on graduating.  Enjoy the retirement with El Grincho. -- Sablon-O-

Mountain Troll -- You're a horrid creature, but then, you knew that, didn't you?
(heavy sigh)  Good fight. -- Koribus
P.S.  Amazing how much you learned.

Flimsy -- Your name's a joke, right?  Or maybe you ARE flimsy, which is why you made
sure I didn't have a chance to hit you?  Good work, in that case.  Not that I
approve! -- Little Nugget, rather chipped

A Cult Member?  How low-bred.  How COMMON. -- Miss Priss

Onyx -- Ah!  You were just layers of black and white, but NOW you're layers of black
and white and RED. -- Poppa Lode

El Grincho -- I, too, benefited from the Small Arena Syndrome!  Don't knock it, we
might both have died young in a larger and more hazardous environment. -- Sarina

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

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much
trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PAOS was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
MOPPY was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
ZODIAC FREAK easily killed HIGH ELF in a popular 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena match.
DON'TNEEDONE was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
LINK was narrowly killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DAME was butchered by ARENAMASTER TOHREHN in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
WILLIAM WALLACE was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CHARDON was devastated by SARMASSOPHOBIA in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
PHOBOPHOBIA handily defeated RAZOR BACK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
MELOPHOBIA slimly lost to KORIBUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DIO assassinated LITTLE NUGGET in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge fight.
TUK ADOW beat MOUNTAIN MIKE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ONYX luckily beat AIKSU in a 5 minute bloody amateur vs. master upset Challenge match.
SPLINTER demolished POPPA LODE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SARINA was overpowered by HERCULES in a 1 minute mismatched Title conflict.
AMEE overpowered NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
MOUNTAIN TROLL viciously subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a exciting 2 minute bloody fray.
DIESEL was bested by RICHARD M NIXON in a exciting 4 minute brutal veteran's brawl.
SINISTROPHOBIA beat MISS PRISS in a exciting 3 minute bout.
FLIMSY defeated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute conflict.
DE DE MAO was devastated by SON OF A GUN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
PEIDAO overpowered MOTHER SUPERIOR in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRAPHITE slimly won victory over MENGELA... in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
TWISTED SISTER subdued JUMBO SHRIMP in a 2 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  11 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  15 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  36 -  5      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  18 -  0      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  27 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   8 -  1      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  12 -  2      37  |

Turn 472 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:

TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  2     AIMED BLOW         2 -  5         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   HERCULES 3692              13  11  1  106 HISTORY! (391)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RICHARD M NIXON 3585       14   9  0   85 HISTORY! (391)
SLASHING ATTACK  PHOBOPHOBIA 4144            8   0  0   84 WATCH OUT! (432)
STRIKING ATTACK  AMEE 4301                  15   7  2   80 HEADBANGERS (87)
PARRY-STRIKE     SARMASSOPHOBIA 4145         7   3  1   67 WATCH OUT! (432)
TOTAL PARRY      SINISTROPHOBIA 4143        10   3  0   65 WATCH OUT! (432)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIO 4302                   13   9  1   61 HEADBANGERS (87)
AIMED BLOW       CHARDON 4364                7   4  2   37 SOULS OF BLACK (303)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DIO 4302.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MOUNTAIN TROLL 4385.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRAPHITE 4408, MISS 
PRISS 4371, RICHARD M NIXON 3585, AIKSU 4361, FLIMSY 4406, MENGELA... 3939, 

The least popular fighter this week was DE DE MAO 4397.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were POPPA LODE 4392, ONYX 4409, MOUNTAIN MIKE 4405, LITTLE NUGGET 4269, 
and MOPPY 4413.

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

SARINA (26-4220) GOLDEN CANYON (290)