DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/04/2003    Duedate: 07/31/2003

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-230

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAPAX
THE PENTARCHY (397)
(28-3514) [13-5-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAPAX                          STARGRITS
THE PENTARCHY (397)            UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
(28-3514) [13-5-0,110]         (28-3714) [3-0-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BATMANNING                     HANDEL
CANADIAN BACON (383)           ROOK'S RAVENS (412)
(28-3402) [15-15-0,108]        (28-3640) [1-2-0,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEMO-SQUAD (405)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CANADIAN BACON (383)        50
2. UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)       43      IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
3. 50TH MILK RAS (448)         36      Unchartered Team
4. ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)       30
5. FILIPINA LADYZ (423)        30      DEMO-SQUAD (405)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)      60  33  3 64.5   1/ 2*DEMO-SQUAD (405)         11  4 3
 2/ 1*DEMO-SQUAD (405)          11   7  3 61.1   2/ 1 IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)     10  5 1
 3/ 4 THE PENTARCHY (397)      134  88  3 60.4   3/ 3*MAGICAL MADNESS (417)    10  5 0
 4/17*UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)     12   8  0 60.0   4/ 7*UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)    10  5 0
 5/ 6*WENSINWASIN G.T. (437)     9   6  1 60.0   5/27*BAD GERMS (430)           9  5 0
 6/23*FILIPINA LADYZ (423)       9   6  0 60.0   6/ 8 CANADIAN BACON (383)      9  6 2
 7/26*BAD GERMS (430)            9   6  0 60.0   7/11*WENSINWASIN G.T. (437)    9  6 1
 8- 5*VALHALLA (435)             6   4  1 60.0   8/17*LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)     9  6 0
 9- 8*FLAGG'S FINEST (426)       6   4  0 60.0   9/23*FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      9  6 0
10- 9*VISIONS (456)              3   2  0 60.0  10/ 4 THE PENTARCHY (397)       8  6 1
11/ 2*MAGICAL MADNESS (417)     10   7  0 58.8  11/14*THE WARLORDS II (413)     8  6 1
12/10 FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)      39  29  1 57.4  12/24*MOMENT OF SILENCE (424)   8  6 1
13/12 CANADIAN BACON (383)      83  62  8 57.2  13/19*ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)     8  6 0
14/24*MOMENT OF SILENCE (424)    8   6  1 57.1  14/31*50TH MILK RAS (448)       8  6 0
15/ 7*KESSEN (443)               8   6  0 57.1  15/13*KESSEN (443)              8  6 0
16/34*50TH MILK RAS (448)        8   6  0 57.1  16/15*CHAOSITECTS (422)         8  7 2
17/13*ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)      8   6  0 57.1  17/22*SHADOW GATE (414)         8  7 0
18/14 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)   58  47  1 55.2  18/25 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)   8  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/15 BOXOROX (396)             33  28  1 54.1  19/ 5 FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)      8  7 0
20-18 CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)      122 108  8 53.0  20/20*FRUITS OF DEATH (449)     7  8 1
21/20*LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)      9   8  0 52.9  21/28*PRIMAL FURY (438)         7  8 1
22/19 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)   144 139  7 50.9  22/26*HEAVEN'S GATE (446)       7  8 1
23/16*GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)    9   9  1 50.0  23/32*TEAM SLAYER (419)         7  8 0
24/25 DODGE BULLETS (126)      175 187  9 48.3  24/30*LEE FAMILY (440)          7  8 0
25/30*SHADOW GATE (414)          8   9  0 47.1  25-10*VALHALLA (435)            6  4 1
26/21*FRUITS OF DEATH (449)      7   8  1 46.7  26- 9 CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)       6  4 0
27/33*LEE FAMILY (440)           7   8  0 46.7  27-12*FLAGG'S FINEST (426)      6  4 0
28-27*DRAKE'S ICE BOX (402)      5   6  0 45.5  28/16 BOXOROX (396)             6  6 0
29/28 LUNAE MILITES (387)       24  30  1 44.4  29/ 6*GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)   6  7 0
30/32*THE WARLORDS II (413)      8  11  1 42.1  30/29 DODGE BULLETS (126)       6  9 0
31/41*GONDORS BASE (441)         5   7  0 41.7  31/34 LUNAE MILITES (387)       6  9 0
32/29*PRIMAL FURY (438)          7  10  1 41.2  32/40*GONDORS BASE (441)        5  7 0
33/31*CHAOSITECTS (422)          8  12  2 40.0  33/39*SRETSAMLEUD (431)         5 10 2
34/36*TEAM SLAYER (419)          7  11  0 38.9  34/21*WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)    5 10 0
35/35*HEAVEN'S GATE (446)        7  14  1 33.3  35/38*DREW'S BOYS (428)         4 11 1
36/37 HITLIST XXVIII (450)       7  14  1 33.3  36/36*ROOK'S RAVENS (412)       4 11 1
37/22*WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)     5  10  0 33.3  37/37*CLASSIC ARCADE (415)      4 11 0
38/43*SRETSAMLEUD (431)          5  12  2 29.4  38/42*5 BELOW ZERO (436)        4 11 0
39/39*ROOK'S RAVENS (412)        4  11  1 26.7  39-33*VISIONS (456)             3  2 0
40/38*CLASSIC ARCADE (415)       4  11  0 26.7  40/41 HITLIST XXVIII (450)      3  8 0
41/42*DREW'S BOYS (428)          4  12  1 25.0  41/35*WRAITHS OF WRATH (411)    3 12 0
42/44*5 BELOW ZERO (436)         4  13  0 23.5  42/18 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)    2 13 0
43/40*WRAITHS OF WRATH (411)     3  12  0 20.0  43-43*DRAKE'S ICE BOX (402)     1  3 0
44/ 0*THE ARMAGEDDON (442)       1   4  0 20.0  44/ 0*THE ARMAGEDDON (442)      1  4 0
45-45*MASTERS OF MEN (432)       1   9  0 10.0  45-45*MASTERS OF MEN (432)      1  9 0
46-47*ENIGMA (455)               0   1  0  0.0  46-46*ENIGMA (455)              0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     The innkeeper opened the door to the studio.  It wasn't a large room, but it had
enough space for a cot and a couple of workbenches.  "It'll do just fine.  I don't
need much space in this town.  All the conventions are being thrown out for Hammer's
contest...."
     "Thank you, Master.  If you need anything, you need only ask."
     After weeks of preparation, the studio was now a chemistry lab, samples
carefully contained in petri dishes and test tubes.  The student was pleased with the
week's work, hoping the results would turn the arena upside down.  Taking a rest
before working towards one final specimen, he went to his creations, considering each
in turn.
     "Boss, I'm on top after the first round."
     "Ah, Rhino, you are certainly my finest.  Possibly even good enough to win on
your own merit.  And yet, your job is merely to soften up the competition, to bring
down their defense systems and prepare the way for the others.  It isn't likely
you'll ever be defeated, not completely.
     "But you don't have the right touch for my hands.  Even should you win your
competition, t'will be a hollow victory for me if the others don't win theirs.  And
Clostridium, my boy.  They might find a way to get rid of you, but until they do,
we'll attack them right where they think they might get strength!"
     "I'll do whatever you want!  They'll never know what hit them."
     "Assur, who's the new guy?"
     "Oh, Staphylococcus, you touch my skin.  Let me tell you about the new guy.  You
and he are now my pride and joy.  This science stuff is tricky business, and I didn't
learn everything I needed to from the Neon Necromancer to ensure ultimate success.
But you and Giardia, you are my precious Bashers.
     "I might find a third to join you, but sometimes, I don't know what I'll find in
these silly little dishes.  Giardia is my newest attempt to go after life itself!  If
they knew all about him, I'd be a laughingstock, but hopefully you germs will be bad
enough to infect the whole city with fear of Assur's Bashers.  I have the respect!  I
have the reputation!  But that is no longer enough.  I want them to fear.  And so,
all conventional methods of battling are being thrown out to accomplish that goal and
it is you, my Bad Germs, that will hopefully set the stage!"

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Somewhere in the North between Snowbound and Vithicar:

     Maximillian sat nervously in the antechamber to the Council of Lords, a slight
sweat had formed on his brow despite the cold temperature.  He knew they were
deciding his fate from events that occurred almost two decades gone.  As a leader of
the Badlanders provincial guard, he had failed to stop an incursion into their lands
by the Southerners.  For this crime--and crime it is considered to be--Maximillian
was forever banished to live among the lands of the Southerners.  Death could not
have been a worse punishment, for all Badlanders shun the Southerners as being magic
users; weak, filled with corruption, and ruled by greed.
     Maximillian had decided that only by becoming a gladiator could he salvage what
was left of his honor by defeating and slaying as many Southerners as possible.  In
time he would become a manager of his own stable of gladiators, naming them in honor
of his homeland.  It took many years for him to understand the intrigue and deceitful
ways of this race.  Now being respected across the lands, he had returned to the
Great Hall of the Council of Lords to atone for his past failure.
     After many hours, the doors to the Council chambers opened, and out came two
black armoured warriors that Maximillian recognized immediately.  "Erik!  Nyall!," he
shouted to them.  But they only stood, in silent contempt of the man who had trained
and graduated them on the sands of the arenas in the South.
     "The great lord will see you now," Erik sneered to Maximillian.  The warriors
separated, allowing Maximillian to walk between them.  The sweat upon Maximillian's
brow became heavy, threatening to spill down on his face.  'Maybe I shouldn't have
come here after all,' he thought to himself.  Forcing some will into his legs, he
arose with a slight tremble, and was escorted into the Great Hall by his two old
comrades.
     Seated at the throne was the Great Ymir Bloodgrin, ruler of the Badlands and the
Council of Lords.  Standing before them (kneeling is considered to be weak)
Maximillian stated, "My Lord, I have com--"
     "SILENCE!" roared Ymir, in a voice so powerful that all present trembled.
"Think you that we know not why you've come?"
     "No, my Lord," replied Maximillian.
     "I SAID SILENCE!" roared Ymir again.  He threw aside the massive table at which
the council was seated, and rushed to face Maximillian with his Greatsword drawn.
(He was the only human Maximillian had ever known that was able to wield such a
weapon single-handed.)  Resting the blade on Maximillian's chest he snapped, "Know
this, Maximillian, son of Morgul, the only reason you are still alive is because you
are the son of my sister--if not for that, then I would run you through myself for
returning to the Badlands unbidden."
     Ymir lowered his sword, leaned forward, and gave Max a contemptuous sniff,
"Hmmf!  You even smell like a southern dog.  So, you have come to beg permission to
return to the Badlands.  I assure you, begging will only insure a slow death."
     "No, my Lord," said Max, "I have, in the past years, made some accomplishments
on the sands of the arenas in the south."
     "Aye, we know of your achievements," stated Ymir.  "The men you have trained and
graduated have all shunned Lady Greywand to return here."  Ymir waved his arm to one
side, where Silent Runner, Erik ThunderHead, Thor Ravenblade and Nyall Bloodgin stood
quietly watching the proceedings.  "If not for their telling of your deeds, you would
have been slain ere you crossed the border to our lands, despite our kinship.  So, if
you have not come to beg forgiveness, then why have you come at all?"
     "My Lord, I have the honor of co-sponsoring the greatest slow arena contest
ever," stated Maximillian.
     "Co-sponsoring," spat Ymir.  "Who is the other sponsor?"
     "My Lord, I have joined with the venerable Hammer," replied Maximillian, and a
murmur that spreads across the room.  "We are sure that it is going to be an event of
momentous proportions!  The contest will run for a little over 2 years, with 28 prize
categories.  A collaboration of managers, great and small from all of Alastari will
compete for the glory!"  Maximillian extended a shaky hand, to pass the contest
outline to Ymir.
     "What has this to do with your presence here?" questioned Ymir.
     "My great Lord, I am here to ask permission to fight in the contest, in the name
of the Badlanders, and to ask for the recruiting of some real warriors from the
North.  The Southerners cannot compare to the sheer ferocity of the Badlands
warriors, as you know, my Lord.  It is my great hope, my Lord, that proving my worth,
in the Name of the Badlands, that I may redeem my past failures, and dishonor of my
family and race."
     Ymir stood silently, staring out the window, surveying his lands for a long
moment.  Absolute silence reigned in the Council Chamber.  Without turning to face
Maximillian he stated, "Very well, you have my permission to compete...conditionally!
Because the name Hammer is renowned across the land for these great events, I will
allow you to compete in our name, and redeem the honor of your family.  If you can
achieve the team with the best W/L record, or the team with the most kills, I will
consider you redeemed, and restore the honor of your family.  Fail in these demands,
and I will pit you and your stable unarmed and shackled against a score of pole
bears.  Now get out of my sight until that day has come!"
     "Thank you, my Lord," said Maximillian as he turned to leave.
     "One more thing," said Ymir, "you will only use Badlanders in your stable.  I
will not have soft-bellied Southerners fighting in our name.  Hence, I will select
some suitable warriors to be sent in the near future."
     "You are too kind Lord," whispered Maximillian.  Ymir finally turned to face
Maximillian with an icy glare, "Do not fail me again, Maximillian, son of Morgul!"
     "I won't, my Lord."  Max then turned and left the Manor with trembling legs that
could barely carry his large form.

A few weeks later in Morya....

     In Maximillian's manor, at the base of the mountains, just North of Morya,
anxiety ran high in anticipation of the return of their Lord, and the coming contest.
Maximus Decimus plodded through the long tedious days, interviewing mathematicians
and scribes from all corners of Alastari, in preparation of the Morya Madness
contest.  As the senior gladiator, the responsibility was left to him.  "Enough for
today, scribes.  Leave me now, my head hurts."  After a brief shuffling, the room was
empty once more.  At that time, Wasteland Warlord appeared from the training chambers
below.
     "What news?" asked Maximus.
     "Sir, the new recruits are runnable, but I do not know if they will live up to
our Lord's standards.  I have been training them night and day to the best of my
abilities, but I fear they aren't going to please Maximillian.  You know how high his
standards are."
     "Indeed I do," sighed Maximus.  "Not many ever make the cut, and I fear it will
be worse for the Contest.  The only thing Maximillian has ever been concerned with is
winning; even men with good stats have been sent to the Dark Arena."
     "When is he scheduled to return?" queried Wasteland Warlord.
     "He has returned!" boomed Maximillian, startling both gladiators, causing them
to jump at the sudden interruption of silence.
     "My Lord!  We did not expect you so soon," cried Maximus.
     "It matters not.  I am back.  Any word from Hammer lately?"
     "Yes, my Lord.  He has sent you a great gift--an Elven Orb of Transport--so that
you may communicate much more quickly in regards to the contest.  He wishes to meet
with you immediately upon your return."
     "BAH!  I will not scatter my atoms with magic just to speed things up.  While
Hammer may consort with Elven magic, I will not.  Send word.  I will leave on the
'morrow by natural means to meet with him."
     "Yes, my lord!" snapped Wasteland Warlord.
     "Now I would see our new recruits.  Let us go to the training center."
     Down the long stairs they descended.  Both Wasteland Warlord and Maximus knew
what to expect.  "Here they are, my Lord," said Wasteland apprehensively.
     "Hmmf!  Let me see their stats."
     "Here they are, my Lord," squeaked Wasteland.
     "Are these the best that could be found?!?" roared Maximillian and stormed out
of the chamber.  "DA them at once, we will be getting some new arrivals from the
Badlands."
     "The Badlands, my Lord...then they have accepted your proposal?" asks Maximus.
     "Indeed they have, Maximus, but only under the gravest of conditions.  I cannot
stress enough the need for success in this contest, or it will be ALL our heads, not
just mine!  We once held the Top Chartered Team Award for at least twenty turns, and
I expect to do so again.  Everyone will keep a 60% W/L record or find yourself in a
night fight, am I understood!?
     "YES, SIR!" cried both men in unison.
     Maximillian strode to his balcony for a moment's thought.
     "One more thing, I want you to kill every Southerner you can!"
     The two warriors glanced at each other nervously, "Uhmm!  Kill them, my Lord,"
said Maximus, "isn't that kind of frowned upon?"
     Maximillian whipped around, and caught both men in a murderous glare.
     "YES!  Kill as many as possible, do you have a problem with that?!"
     "No, sir!" was their unanimous reply.
     "Good!  Now leave me, I have much to ponder."

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     Rook looked at the neatly polished marble of his Raven Theater and Mortuary.
Currently all was still as it was early in the morning hours after the previous days'
bouts at the arena.  The silence was broken by a few loud notes from the organ in the
corner of the theater and quiet mutterings in German.
     "Bach, what are you doing up at this time of night?  You should be resting after
your match!"
     "Writing a new piece," came the response, "Failure in the arena again confirms
ze fact that death is near.  So I prepare ze music for ze funeral."
     "Nonsense you've just had some bad luck, not to mention all of you have been
working too hard around here lately!  Well, it's time I did something about that so
since you're already up, get Chopin and a couple shovels.  There should be enough
time yet before sunrise."
     A few minutes later Rook lead a bewildered Bach and yawning Chopin into the
stables where he rousted a cart man and had him hitch a team to a wagon, soon they
were rumbling through the dark streets of Morya towards the River.
     At the gate Rook talked quietly with the sergeant of the guards and there came
the quiet click of coins being exchanged, then the gate was opened to let them out.
     "Remember we'll be back in an hour or two so be ready to open up!" Rook called
as they left.  "I don't want to be out here all night!"
     As the wagon rumbled on into the night a sleepy Chopin asked where they were
headed.
     "To get workers for the mortuary so you have more time to practice."
     "At this time of night?" was Chopin's response.
     "Trust me!  This is the perfect time!"
     "If zu ist dead maybe!" quipped back.
     "You'll see," was Rook's only response.
    The wagon was passing a low hill crowned by what at first appeared to be a couple
of strangely bare trees.  Then one noticed the slack form of a man hanging from one
of the trees.
     "Ah!  Perfect, we'll only have to dig for one," Rook said motioning the wagon
driver to go on around the hill towards the river.
     "Stop," was his quiet order.  "Bach, climb up to the gallows and bring that body
down here to the wagon.  Chopin, grab the shovels and come with me."
     Taking a lantern Rook started picking his way across the rocky field between
hill and river, bending over his cane and searching the ground.  Soon he found signs
of freshly turned earth.
     "We dig here," Rook told Chopin.  "It shouldn't be too deep for a hanged
criminal."
               -------------------------------------------------------
     Later that day Rook was showing CFH, Dr. Mabuse and Kat into the Mortuary
chapel.
     "Of course I haven't completed my work on Razor Back and Keran McMahon yet,"
Rook stated.  "But I can have Freya ready for the Pyre before sundown.  That is of
course, if you don't insist on a longship, Kat.  That, I'm afraid, would take me a
few days at least."
     "No, a pyre by the lake would be purrfect," Kat purred.
     "Fine I'll see to it.  CFH, Dr. Mabuse, will tomorrow morning be good for
services?"
     Both managers indicated their assent.
     Suddenly the air was tainted by the scent of mold and rotting flesh.
     "There iss mmore cucustomerss masster," came a grating hiss from a small man
dressed in a tuxedo, his head strangely lolling as if the neck were boneless.
     "Fine, have Marcus show them in Dominic, Rook replied.
     Rook and the managers watched as the odd figure turned and shuffled jerkily
towards the entrance.
     "Dr. Mabuse, could you possibly make some potions or oils that will mask the
scent of the grave for me?" Rook queried.  "Ghouls are perfect assistants for a
mortuary but I'm afraid some of my customers, the still living ones that is, might be
offended by their aroma."
     "I'll check into it," Dr. Mabuse promised as he hurried to follow Kat and CFH
out, all three looking a little pale and a trifle nauseous.
     A large man also with a lolling head and dressed in a tuxedo, also soon shuffled
in leading the managers from  Hitlist XXXVIII, Shadowgate, Sretsamleud and Warriors
II.  Several of them had their noses covered with kerchiefs or other pieces of cloth
and all were giving the ghouls plenty of room.
     "Gentlemen, welcome!" Rook intoned.  "Marcus, that will be all for now.  Please
go help Dominic move the new lumber to the workshop."
     Rook paused to give the ghouls time to shuffle out before turning back to face
the group of managers.
     "Now then, you've come to see about the arrangements for your fallen warriors, I
take it.  Come Frothingslosh, I took the liberty of starting to build a pair of
coffins for DA Beast and DA!  They are custom built with a pony keg and tap at the
heads and pewter mug handles for the pallbearers to carry it with.  If you approve,
they'll be ready two days from now."
     Rook adjusted his grip on the silver raven that topped his cane as he went on.
     "Shadowgate, I already have an ebony casket with black velvet lining.  If that's
acceptable for your man Death, then our only delay would be my preparation of the
body, say some time this evening about sundown?
     "Phat Phat, I'm not sure what you would consider appropriate for the one called
Goat, a simple pine box?  Or were you planning to barbeque him on a pyre?  Either way
we can be ready tomorrow afternoon.
     "Fizban, my men are preparing a gilded ash casket and getting a small dingy.  I
can have it all ready to send Arthur off on the lake morning after next if you
approve.
     "Now then, if you gentlemen will excuse me I have clients to attend to.  Please
see Vivaldi in the theater about your bills for our services.  I'm sure you'll all be
satisfied with our arrangements."
     Rook turned and limped out a side door leaving the four managers standing there
looking a bit bewildered as he hadn't given any of them a chance to respond to his
proposals.

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                              ELGON'S ELEGIBLE ENTRIES
                             Round by Round Recognition
                        P-ad Approved Style Masters Listings
                               "Be Bold! Wager Gold!"
                         (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
                       [Manager name/Stable name in brackets]

Bashers
01.  Streptococcus (T-226) [Assurnasirbanipal/Bad Germs] Died April Mailer 2003
     Rookies Tourney
02.  Coliform (T-226) [Assurnasirbanipal/Bad Germs] Died Dark Arena T-227
03.  Staph. Aureus (T-226) [Assurnasirbanipal/Bad Germs]
04.  Anyja (T-227) [Abraxis/Team Slayer]
05.  Lady Consolacion (T-227) [Lady Martilyo/Filipina Ladyz]
06.  Chopin (T-227) [Rook/Rook's Ravens]
07.  Bach (T-227) [Rook/Rook's Ravens]
08.  Missy Mayhem (T-227) [Lord Chaos/Chaositects]
09.  Broadside (T-227) [Lord Chaos/Chaositects
10.  Manic Mage (T-228) [Dameon Darkheart/Magical Madness]
11.  Hengist (T-228) [Fizban/The Warlords II]
12.  Ciaran Power (T-228) [Dr. Mabuse/50th Milk Ras]
13.  Pat Tikakes (T-228) [Wimpy/Wimps Of Madness]
14.  Skullagrim (T-228) [Phat Phat/Stretsamleud]
15.  Death (T-228) [Shadowgate/Shadow Gate] Died Dark Arena T-229
16.  Nerf The Softy (T-228) [Bum/Ladz Of Lugburz]
17.  Greedy Grape (T-228) [Spawn/Fruits Of Death]
18.  Coa Coa (T-228) [Iker (Son of Dreihdenflahg)/Kessen]
19.  Maphistus (T-228) [Lord Chaos/Chaositects]
20.  Moon Rock (T-229) [The Omnimancer/Lunae Milites]
21.  Giardia (T-229) [Assurnasirbanipal/Bad Germs]

Pikers
01.  Clost. Perfringens (T-226) [Assurnasirbanipal/Bad Germs] Died April Mailer 2003
     Rookies Tourney/Input Error
02.  Lost (T-227) [Shadowgate/Shadow Gate] Died April Mailer 2003 Rookies Tourney
03.  Shurlee Ujest (T-227) [Kalkin/Wraiths Of Wrath] Died T-228
04.  Arthur (T-228) [Fizban/The Warlords II] Died T-229
05.  Pharaoh (T-228) [Chosen One/Warpath]
06.  Caesar (T-228) [Chosen One/Warpath]
07.  Narcissus (T-228) [Goat/Masters Of Men]
08.  Freddy Fender (T-229) [Crip/Otto s Mechanics]
09.  Whore Of Babylon (T-229) [Jack Wolfspider/Visions]

Lungers
01.  Rhinovirus (T-226) [Assurnasirbanipal/Bad Germs]
02.  Farkle (T-227) [Wimpy/Wimps Of Madness]
03.  Freya (T-227) [Kat/Valhalla] Died Dark Arena T-229
04.  Balder (T-227) [Kat/Valhalla]
05.  Sif (T-227) [Kat/Valhalla]
06.  Coppertone (T-227) [CFH/5 Below Zero]
07.  Vivaldi (T-227) [Rook/Rook's Ravens]
08.  Diaper Bag (T-227) [the Mun/Drew's Boys]
09.  Teddy Bear (T-227) [the Mun/Drew's Boys]
10.  Spasm (T-227) [Manray F./Heaven's Gate]
11.  Immortal Coil (T-227) [Manray F./Heaven's Gate]
12.  Louis E. Fur (T-227) [Lord Chaos/Chaositects]
13.  Skull Prince (T-228) [YoungBlood/Wensinwasin G.T.]
14.  Boudicca (T-228) [Fizban/The Warlords II] Died April Mailer 2003 Rookies Tourney
15.  Niall Quinlan (T-228) [Dr. Mabuse/50th Milk Ras]
16.  OU812 (T-228) [Phat Phat/Stretsamleud] Died in Dark Arena T-228
17.  Blackheart (T-228) [Southern Boy/Moment Of Silence]
18.  Wessfield (T-228) [Flagg/Flagg's Finest]
19.  Wessmill (T-228) [Flagg/Flagg's Finest]
20.  Steel Tiger (T-228) [Flagg/Flagg's Finest]
21.  Prickly Pear (T-228) [Spawn/Fruits Of Death]
22.  Coaren (T-228) [Iker (Son of Dreihdenflahg)/Kessen]
23.  Frogger (T-228) [Street Legal/Classic Arcade]
24.  Napoleon (T-228) [Chosen One/Warpath]
25.  Moon Pie (T-229) [The Omnimancer/Lunae Milites]
26.  St John The Insane (T-229) [Jack Wolfspider/Visions]
27.  Para Bull (T-229) [Goat/Masters Of Men]

Total Parodys
01.  Venus Fly Hammer (T-226) [Hammer/Flower Hammerz] DQ'd 1st FE T-226
02.  Marigold Hammer (T-226) [Hammer/Flower Hammerz] DQ'd 1st FE T-226
03.  Nonce (T-227) [Wimpy/Wimps Of Madness]
04.  Star (T-227) [Shadowgate/Shadow Gate] TV d April Mailer 2003 Rookies Tourney
05.  Lady Maria (T-227) [Lady Martilyo/Filipina Ladyz]
06.  Gypsy (T-227) [Chain/Arcana Esoteric]
07.  Frigg (T-227) [Kat/Valhalla]
08.  Smooches (T228) [YoungBlood/Wensinwasin G.T.]
09.  Paddy Sweeney (T-228) [Dr. Mabuse/50th Milk Ras]
10.  Cryptosporidium (T-228) [Assurnasirbanipal/Bad Germs] Died Dark Arena T-229
11.  Ug (T-228) [Abarsis the Slaughter Priest/Lee Family]
12.  Coa Sumpthing (T-228) [Iker (Son of Dreihdenflahg)/Kessen] TV'd April Mailer
     2003 Rookies Tourney
13.  Pole Position (T-228) [Street Legal/Classic Arcade]
14.  C-4 (T-228) [Shadowmere/Demo-Squad]
15.  S.A.D.M. (T-228) [Shadowmere/Demo-Squad]
16.  Nyall Bloodgrin (T-229) [Maximillian/Northern Badlands]
17.  Des Descardo (T-229) [Moorlock/Crypt Knights]
18.  Purgatory Jester (T-229) [Jack Wolfspider/Visions]
19.  Nu'Kee (T-229) [Goat/Masters Of Men]

Aimers
01.  Bubkes (T-227) [Wimpy/Wimps Of Madness] Died April Mailer 2003 Rookies Tourney
02.  Allure (T-227) [Dameon Darkheart/Magical Madness]
03.  Sponge Bob (T-227) [the Mun/Drew's Boys]
04.  Doctor Of Style (T-228) [Southern Boy/Moment Of Silence] TV'd April Mailer 2003
     Rookies Tourney
05.  Ghengis Khan (T-228) [Fizban/The Warlords II]
06.  Bunny Power (T-228) [Cosmo Frothingslosh/Hitlist XXVIII]
07.  Joel (T-229) [God s Soldier/Armageddon]
08.  Rotting Meat (T-229) [Jack Wolfspider/Visions]

Slashers
01.  Pettifogger (T-227) [Wimpy/Wimps Of Madness]
02.  Dream (T-227) [Shadowgate/Shadow Gate]
03.  Talisman (T-227) [Dameon Darkheart/Magical Madness]
04.  Andrea Hannos (T-227) [Dr. Mabuse/Redlands Peleton] DQ'd Team No Show
05.  Razorback (T-227) [CFH/5 Below Zero] Died T-229
06.  Bottle Boy (T-227) [the Mun/Drew's Boys]
07.  Galo The Grey (T-228) [YoungBlood/Wensinwasin G.T.]
08.  Gryphon Jr. (T-228) [YoungBlood/Wensinwasin G.T.]
09.  Cleopatra (T-228) [Fizban/The Warlords II]
10.  Rory Wyley (T-228) [Dr. Mabuse/50th Milk Ras]
11.  Doomstrike (T-228) [Southern Boy/Moment Of Silence]
12.  Slasher (T-228) [Gonad/Gondors Base]
13.  Giles (T-228) [Abraxis/Team Slayer]
14.  Gabmaz (T-228) [Bum/Ladz Of Lugburz]
15.  Horrible (T-228) [Abarsis the Slaughter Priest/Lee Family]
16.  Asteroids (T-228) [Street Legal/Classic Arcade]
17.  Tron (T-228) [Street Legal/Classic Arcade] Died T-228
18.  Isaiah (T-229) [God's Soldier/Armageddon]
19.  Grim Blacksmith (T-229) [Maximillian/Northern Badlands]

Rippers
01.  Twitter (T-227) [Wimpy/Wimps Of Madness]
02.  Infinity (T227) [Shadowgate/Shadow Gate]
03.  Lady Emelita (T-227) [Lady Martilyo/Filipina Ladyz]
04.  Philippa (T-227) [Chain/Arcana Esoteric]
05.  Mystic Zealot (T-227) [Sensei Jan/Primal Fury]
06.  Mozart (T-227) [Rook/Rook's Ravens]
07.  Ly T Ning (T-227) [Kalkin/Wraiths Of Wrath]
08.  Grim Ripper (T-228) [Phat Phat/Stretsamleud]
09.  Meter Maid (T-228) [Slugbait/Ugly Urban Orcs]
10.  Grenade (T-228) [Gonad/Gondors Base]
11.  Grottarak The Sneak (T-228) [Bum/Ladz Of Lugburz]
12.  Fug (T-228) [Abarsis the Slaughter Priest/Lee Family]
13.  Coapi (T-228) [Iker (Son of Dreihdenflahg)/Kessen]
14.  Alexander (T-228) [Chosen One/Warpath]
15.  Deborah (T-229) [God's Soldier/Armageddon]
16.  Apocalypse Clown (T-229) [Jack Wolfspider/Visions]

Strikers
01.  Paradox (T-227) [Shadowgate/Shadow Gate]
02.  Buffy (T227) [Abraxis/Team Slayer]
03.  Lady Beatriz (T-27) [Lady Martilyo/Filipina Ladyz]
04.  Kakini Rouge (T-227) [Chain/Arcana Esoteric]
05.  Tyr (T-227) [Kat/Valhalla]
06.  Mesmeric Fiend (T-227) [Sensei Jan/Primal Fury]
07.  Organ Grinder (T-227) [Sensei Jan/Primal Fury]
08.  Genevieve (T-227) [Dr. Mabuse/Redlands Peleton] DQ'd Team No Show
09.  Iris (T-227) [CFH/5 Below Zero]
10.  Handel (T-227) [Rook/Rook's Ravens]
11.  Baruk Khazad (T-227) [Kalkin/Wraiths Of Wrath]
12.  Thun D'Ar (T-227) [Kalkin/Wraiths Of Wrath]
13.  Dimachaerus (T-227) [Kalkin/Wraiths Of Wrath] Died Dark Arena T-229
14.  Gardenia Hammer (T-227) [Hammer/Flower Hammerz]
15.  Alaric (T-228) [Fizban/The Warlords II]
16.  Kiernan McMahon (T-228) [Dr. Mabuse/50th Milk Ras] Died T-229
17.  NE1469 (T-228) [Phat Phat/Stretsamleud]
18.  TV (T-228) [Phat Phat/Stretsamleud] Died T-228
19.  Black Scotty (T-228) [Southern Boy/Moment Of Silence]
20.  Gritbucks (T-228) [Slugbait/Ugly Urban Orcs]
21.  McEvil Clown (T-228) [Slugbait/Ugly Urban Orcs] Died Dark Arena T-229
22.  Willow (T-228) [Abraxis/Team Slayer]
23.  Thrakklash (T-228) [Bum/Ladz Of Lugburz]
24.  Outrageous Orange (T-228) [Spawn/Fruits Of Death]
25.  Home (T-228) [Abarsis the Slaughter Priest/Lee Family]
26.  Coa Patty (T-228) [Iker (Son of Dreihdenflahg)/Kessen]
27.  Linux (T-228) [CFH/5 Below Zero]
28.  Gorgon (T-228) [Street Legal/Classic Arcade] Died T-229
29.  Det-Cord (T-228) [Shadowmere/Demo-Squad]
30.  Blast Radius (T-228) [Shadowmere/Demo-Squad]
31.  Zionist (T-228) [Goat/Masters Of Men]
32.  Daniel (T-229) [God's Soldier/Armageddon]
33.  Moonshine (T-229) [The Omnimancer/Lunae Milites]
34.  Soul Reaver (T-229) [Kalkin/Wraiths Of Wrath]
35.  Bulwyf Redhammer (T-229) [Maximillian/Northern Badlands]

Wastes
01.  Lady Dominga (T-227) [Lady Martilyo/Filipina Ladyz]
02.  Construct (T-227) [Dameon Darkheart/Magical Madness]
03.  Six (T-227) [Chain/Arcana Esoteric]
04.  Digustini (T-227) [Dr. Mabuse/Redlands Peleton] DQ'd Team No Show
05.  Nirvana (T-228) [YoungBlood/Wensinwasin G.T.]
06.  Lava Runner (T-228) [Sensei Jan/Primal Fury]
07.  Seasons (T-228) [Flagg/Flagg's Finest]
08.  Jaffa (T-228) [Spawn/Fruits Of Death]
09.  Nationwide (T-228) [Cosmo Frothingslosh/Hitlist XXVIII]
10.  Blackcherry (T-228) [Manray F./Heaven's Gate]
11.  What A Waste? (T-229) [Phat Phat/Stretsamleud]

Plungers
01.  Reagent (T-227) [Dameon Darkheart/Magical Madness]
02.  Tuesday s Child (T-227) [Chain/Arcana Esoteric]
03.  Mr Book (T-227) [the Mun/Drew's Boys]
04.  Ironfist (T-227) [Manray F./Heaven's Gate]
05.  Usurper (T-227) [Manray F./Heaven's Gate]
06.  Stargrits (T-228) [Slugbait/Ugly Urban Orcs] TV d April Mailer 2003 Rookies
     Tourney
07.  Grinch (T-228) [Gonad/Gondors Base]
08.  Dawn (T-228) [Abraxis/Team Slayer]
09.  Bliserpah (T-228) [Flagg/Flagg s Finest]
10.  Blackheart (T-228) [Spawn/Fruits Of Death] DQ'd because First Fight in DM 28
     resulted in Challenger Init Recognition Ranking
11.  Teen Shocker (T-228) [Cosmo Frothingslosh/Hitlist XXVIII] Died T-228
12.  Mot (T-228) [Abarsis the Slaughter Priest/Lee Family]
13.  Perl (T-228) [CFH/5 Below Zero]
14.  R.D.X. (T-228) [Shadowmere/Demo-Squad]
15.  Zionist (T-228) [Chosen One/Warpath]
16.  'I' (T-228) [Goat/Masters Of Men]
17.  Jeremiah (T-229) [God's Soldier/Armageddon]

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                                   Hammerz Herald
                     Morya Madness Round Three Edition/Turn 230
                                      by Hammer

           A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth
no food.  -- Proverbs 28:3

     HAMMER STUDIED the faces of his Flower Hammerz stable of women warriors as he
addressed them within the confines of their quarters beneath Hammer's Estate on the 
Lake.
     Flower Hammerz had opened the Madness with a surprising 5-0-0 and then plummeted
to a dismal 1-4-0 to rank them with several other promising stables at 6-40 after two
rounds of the Madness.
     Lady Martilyo's Filipina Ladyz were now but one win behind Hammer's Flower
Hammerz as they managed to eke out a 2-3-0 second round for an overall Madness
ranking of 5-5-0 for the Newbie.
     There was a spirited rivalry developing between the two stables as to which
stable would have the best Madness record once the first five rounds were recorded in
the record books.
     The month of July would be a tell tale thermometer of sorts for the Flower
Hammerz stable of women warriors as rounds 3 and 4 would be sandwiched between the
Summer Face Tourney.
     Hammer had just announced to his Flower Hammerz stable that each of the five
ladies would be sent to the Summer Face to develop their Skills if they succeeded in
surviving round 3 of the Madness.
     Poppy Hammer was registered for the Champions Tourney and the memory of Violet
of the original Flower Power stable being slain at the Tempe Face Champions Tourney
so long ago hung heavy in the air over her head.  Should Poppy Hammer survive the
Summer Face Champions Tourney then she would be in a position to wreak havoc among
the ranks of the upcoming Madness Style Masters contestants.
     This was also the case with Daisy Hammer who would be registered in the Adepts
Tourney should she manage to survive round three of the Madness.  She already was in
a position to lash out at any unsuspecting Madness Style Masters who were beginning
to come within range of her position in the Morya Arena Recognition Standings.
     Marigold Hammer had survived round two of the Madness and if she could manage to
succeed in a repeat performance of Skill Learns in round three, then the Initiates
Tourney awaited her arrival.  She was in a position to impede the progress of any
Madness Style Masters contestants who found themselves matched against her after she
returned from the Summer Face for round four at July's end.
     Registration for the Apprentices Tourney awaited Venus Fly Hammer should she
find a way to survive round three of the Madness and make the journey to the Summer
Face with her friends.  She also was in a position to make or break any Style Master
contestant who strode out on the Madness sands to face her at the end of July for
round four should she survive the Summer Face.
     Gardenia Hammer was now fully recovered from her bout in the Infirmary at the
hands of Slugbait's warrior who had Challenged her for a better position among the
Style Masters contestants in the second round of the Madness.  Should she find a way
to survive round three of the Madness, then her registration for the Novices Tourney
at the Summer Face would provide the litmus test as to whether she had the ability to
advance in the ranks of the Madness Style Masters contestants should she survive and
return for round four of the Madness the end of July.
     Hammer had impressed upon his stable of women warriors that July would prove to
be the breaking point for many of the stables competing in the Madness and that round
five in August would prove to be a crucial round for establishing the early
favorites; although admittedly, not all of the Contenders and Pretenders could hope
to be weeded out heading into September's sixth round of the Madness.
     However, the October Mailer Tourney would prove to be the beginning of the end
for the aspirations and dreams of many warriors and stables as they took to the
Madness sands for the eighth round of the Madness in November.  Hammer expected his
Flower Hammerz to either be well Skilled by then or to have been replaced by more
well suited warriors to prevent his stable from claiming the dishonor of being
heralded as the Team Suffering the Most Defeats when the Madness concluded at the end
of 28 rounds of combat prior to the 2005 Summer Face.
     Judging from the expressions on the faces of his Flower Hammerz stable of women
warriors, Hammer was satisfied that they would do their best to bring honor to Hammer
during the Madness.
     MEANWHILE...a Special Courier was riding hard to Hammerz Flower Garden to alert
Hammer that his friend God's Soldier would soon arrive with his Armageddon stable to
join the Madness....

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                    Maximillian's Morya Madness contest spotlight
     Here it is, folks, the first Contest spotlight for the Madness contest.  Almost
fifty teams fighting for the glory and prizes.  Hammer has outdone himself.  Special
thanks to Robert Logbeck and his tracking program.  Here we go!
     Southern Boy is in the top spot, but Ghengis Khan is looking good.

Aimed Blow
DOCTOR OF STYLE      3707 1 1 0 25  MOMENT OF SILENCE (424)
GHENGIS KHAN         3876 2 0 1 19  THE WARLORDS II (413)
SPONGE BOB           3785 1 1 0 18  DREWS BOYS (428)
ALLURE               3671 1 1 0 16  MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
BUNNY POWER          3905 0 2 0 12  HITLIST XXVIII (450)
ROTTING MEAT         3945 1 0 0 6   VISIONS (456)
     Hmm...looks like Mikey's out to an early lead.  Now who didn't see that coming?
Of course Wimpy is in a close second.  Do I hear coins being traded?

Basher
STAPH. AUREUS        3752 1 1 0 25  BAD GERMS (430)
PAT TIKAKES          3865 2 0 0 21  WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
MANIC MAGE           3862 2 0 0 19  MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
HENGIST              3788 1 1 0 17  THE WARLORDS II (413)
NERF THE SOFTY       3833 1 1 0 14  LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
MEPHISTUS            3896 1 1 1 12  CHAOSITECTS (422)
MOON ROCK            3937 1 0 0 12  LUNAE MILITES (387)
COA COA              3829 1 1 0 12  KESSEN (443)
MISSY MAYHAM         3692 1 1 0 11  CHAOSITECTS (422)
BROADSIDE            3836 1 1 0 11  CHAOSITECTS (422)
GREEDY GRAPE         3880 2 0 1 10  FRUITS OF DEATH (449)
LADY CONSOLACION     3703 0 2 0 2  FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
BACH                 3643 0 2 0 2  ROOKS RAVENS (412)
ANYJA                3678 0 2 0 2  TEAM SLAYER (419)
CHOPIN               3642 0 2 0 2  ROOKS RAVENS (412)
CIARAN POWER         3868 0 2 0 2  50TH MILK RAS (448)
GIARDIA              3935 0 1 0 1  BAD GERMS (430)
     Flagg lucked out with the lead for the Lunger class.  Rhinovirus, Balder, and
Blackheart are all going to want a piece of Wessfield.

Lunger
WESSFIELD           3719 2 0 0 21  FLAGGS FINEST (426)
RHINOVIRUS          3754 2 0 0 18  BAD GERMS (430)
BALDER              3778 2 0 1 17  VALHALLA (435)
BLACKHEART          3709 2 0 0 17  MOMENT OF SILENCE (424)
PRICKLY PEAR        3883 1 1 0 14  FRUITS OF DEATH (449)
FROGGER             3656 1 1 0 14  CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
NIALL QUINLAN       3866 1 1 0 13  50TH MILK RAS (448)
COPPERTONE          3793 1 1 0 12  5 BELOW ZERO (436)
LOUIS E. FUR        3696 1 1 0 11  CHAOSITECTS (422)
WESSMILL            3717 1 1 0 10  FLAGGS FINEST (426)
DIAPER BAG          3728 1 1 0 10  DREWS BOYS (428)
IMMORTAL COIL       3850 0 2 0 10  HEAVENS GATE (446)
COAREN              3827 0 2 0 10 KESSEN (443)
VIVALDI             3639 1 1 0 9  ROOKS RAVENS (412)
SKULL PRINCE        3797 1 1 0 8 WENSINWASIN G.T. (437)
SIF                 3780 1 1 0 8  VALHALLA (435)
TEDDY BEAR          3730 0 2 0 8 DREWS BOYS (428)
FARKLE              3765 0 2 0 6 WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
STEEL TIGER         3875 1 1 0 4 FLAGGS FINEST (426)
SPASM               3842 0 2 0 2  HEAVENS GATE (446)
ST JOHN THE INSANE  3948 0 1 0 1  VISIONS (456)
MOON PIE            3938 0 1 0 1  LUNAE MILITES (387)
PARA BULL           3953 0 1 0 1  MASTERS OF MEN (432)
     Slugbait's Mailer TV entry will be my prediction for the one to beat hear.  If
he lives. Of course RDX might give some competition.

Parry Lunge
STARGRITS        3714 2 0 0 24  UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
R.D.X.           3589 2 0 1 18  DEMO-SQUAD (405)
MR BOOK          3731 1 1 0 16  DREWS BOYS (428)
IRONFIST         3846 2 0 0 14  HEAVENS GATE (446)
USURPER          3843 1 1 0 10  HEAVENS GATE (446)
REAGENT          3669 1 1 0 10  MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
GRINCH           3819 1 0 0 9  GONDORS BASE (441)
DAWN             3853 1 1 0 8  TEAM SLAYER (419)
BLISERPAH        3720 0 2 0 6  FLAGGS FINEST (426)
TUESDAYS CHILD   3688 0 2 0 6  ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)
MOT              3907 1 1 0 4  LEE FAMILY (440)
PERL             3912 0 2 0 2  5 BELOW ZERO (436)
I                3894 0 2 0 2  MASTERS OF MEN (432)
     Dreih's boy jumps out to the early lead.  Beginner's luck, I say.

Parry Riposte
COAPI              3826 2 0 0 16  KESSEN (443)
FUG                3815 1 1 0 10  LEE FAMILY (440)
INFINITY           3655 1 1 0 8  SHADOW GATE (414)
GROTTRAK THE SNEAK 3831 1 1 0 8  LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
MYSTIC ZEALOT      3804 1 1 0 7  PRIMAL FURY (438)
GRENADE            3816 0 1 0 7  GONDORS BASE (441)
MOZART             3641 1 1 0 6  ROOKS RAVENS (412)
TWITTER            3769 0 2 0 6  WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
PHILIPPA           3691 0 2 0 6  ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)
LY TNING           3633 0 2 0 6  WRAITHS OF WRATH (411)
LADY EMELITA       3700 1 1 0 4  FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
METER MAID         3909 0 2 0 2  UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
     Crip takes the lead in the PS class.  He had to be in the rankings somewhere I
guess.

Parry Strike
FREDDY FENDER      3956 1 0 0 14  OTTOS MECHANICS (226)
NARCISSUS          3762 0 2 0 12  MASTERS OF MEN (432)
CLOST. PERFRINGENS 3750 1 1 0 10  BAD GERMS (430)
WHORE OF BABYLON   3949 1 0 0 10  VISIONS (456)
     Wimpy squeaked out first place so far for the Slasher class.  Will he hold it?
Doubtful.

Slasher
PETTIFOGGER        3766 2 0 0 25  WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
GABMAZ             3908 2 0 0 22  LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
DREAM              3651 2 0 0 22  SHADOW GATE (414)
GRYPHON JR.        3799 2 0 0 17 WENSINWASIN G.T. (437)
TALISMAN           3667 2 0 0 17  MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
DOOMSTRIKE         3708 1 1 0 10  MOMENT OF SILENCE (424)
ASTEROIDS          3658 1 1 0 10  CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
GRIM BLACKSMITH    3961 1 0 0 10  NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
SLASH              3820 1 0 0 10  GONDORS BASE (441)
GALO THE GREY      3796 1 1 1 9  WENSINWASIN G.T. (437)
RORY WYLEY         3870 1 1 0 9  50TH MILK RAS (448)
BOTTLE BOY         3727 0 2 0 8  DREWS BOYS (428)
HORRIBLE           3813 0 2 0 7  LEE FAMILY (440)
CLEOPATRA          3856 1 1 0 4  THE WARLORDS II (413)
GILES              3855 0 2 0 2  TEAM SLAYER (419)
     Shadowmere has taken an imposing lead.  Do you dare challenge and add to there
kill total?

Striker
BLAST RADIUS       3874 2 0 2 19  DEMO-SQUAD (405)
BLACK SCOTTY       3706 1 1 0 18  MOMENT OF SILENCE (424)
ALARIC             3787 1 1 0 18  THE WARLORDS II (413)
GRITBUCKS          3711 2 0 0 17  UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
WILLOW             3854 2 0 0 17  TEAM SLAYER (419)
BUFFY              3679 1 1 0 17  TEAM SLAYER (419)
COA PATTY          3830 1 1 0 17  KESSEN (443)
HANDEL             3640 1 1 0 16  ROOKS RAVENS (412)
ORGAN GRINDER      3802 2 0 1 15  PRIMAL FURY (438)
PARADOX            3654 1 1 0 15  SHADOW GATE (414)
THUN DAR           3632 2 0 0 14  WRAITHS OF WRATH (411)
THRAKKLASH         3835 1 1 0 14  LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
LADY BEATRIZ       3704 1 1 0 13 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
NE1469             3889 1 1 1 12  SRETSAMLEUD (431)
MESMERIC FIEND     3801 1 1 0 12  PRIMAL FURY (438)
DAKINI ROUGE       3687 1 0 0 11  ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)
SOUL REAVER        3934 1 0 0 11  WRAITHS OF WRATH (411)
BULWYF REDHAMMER   3962 1 0 0 11  NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
HOME               3812 1 1 0 8  LEE FAMILY (440)
ZIONIST            3761 0 2 0 8  MASTERS OF MEN (432)
GARDENIA HAMMER    3871 1 1 0 6  FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
IRIS               3792 1 1 0 4  5 BELOW ZERO (436)
DET-CORD           3873 1 1 0 4  DEMO-SQUAD (405)
TYR                3781 1 1 0 4  VALHALLA (435)
OUTRAGEOUS ORANGE  3884 0 2 0 2  FRUITS OF DEATH (449)
BARUK KHAZAD       3631 0 2 0 2 WRAITHS OF WRATH (411)
LINUX              3911 0 2 0 2  5 BELOW ZERO (436)
MOONSHINE          3936 0 1 0 1  LUNAE MILITES (387)
     Iker pulls the lead in a second Stylemaster class, impressive.  Veterans beware!

Total Parry
COA SUMPTHING      3828 2 0 0 24  KESSEN (443)
STAR               3776 1 1 0 16  SHADOW GATE (414)
C-4                3585 2 0 0 13  DEMO-SQUAD (405)
GYPSY              3690 2 0 0 11  ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)
UG                 3811 1 1 0 11  LEE FAMILY (440)
S.A.D.M.           3872 2 0 0 10  DEMO-SQUAD (405)
POLE POSITION      3659 1 1 0 10  CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
SMOOCHES           3798 1 1 0 8  WENSINWASIN G.T. (437)
NONCE              3768 1 1 0 8 WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
FRIGG              3782 2 0 0 7  VALHALLA (435)
LADY MARIA         3701 2 0 0 7  FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
DES DESCARDO       3969 1 0 0 6  CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)
PADDY SWEENEY      3869 1 1 0 4  50TH MILK RAS (448)
NUKEE              3954 1 0 0 4  MASTERS OF MEN (432)
PURGATORY JESTER   3946 1 0 0 3  VISIONS (456)
     Chain might not last too long if Flagg or Manray makes a move.

Wall of Steel
SIX               3689 2 0 0 16  ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)
SEASONS           3718 2 0 0 16  FLAGGS FINEST (426)
BLACKCHERRY       3844 2 0 0 15  HEAVENS GATE (446)
CONSTRUCT         3668 2 0 0 15  MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
NIRVANA           3795 1 1 0 10  WENSINWASIN G.T. (437)
JAFFA             3881 1 1 0 7  FRUITS OF DEATH (449)
NATIONWIDE        3899 1 1 0 6  HITLIST XXVIII (450)
LAVA RUNNER       3864 1 1 0 6  PRIMAL FURY (438)
WHAT A WASTE?     3967 1 0 0 5  SRETSAMLEUD (431)
LADY DOMINGA      3702 1 1 0 4  FILIPINA LADYZ (423)

Demo-squad looks to have the necessary killer instinct.  Just watch your challenges
or you'll be padding his kill record, which will be mine.  Hehe!

Most team wins
<CUT OFF BY HAL>  Sorry everyone! -- Ed.

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Charter Cities #87 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Morya:

     "Lapur remains a thorn in our side," Bey Nishtar, new ruler of Monuntial, said.
"Not only do they resist absorption into the Grand Plan, but they encourage and abet
the rebels that still follow the old fool Quetzal.  That city must be broken and the
rebels crushed.  What are you going to do about it?"
     "It's too early for me to break openly with the other Charter Cities," Equestor
Valarrian Kiyle said.  "My own people would turn on me if I--"
     "Decimate them," Nishtar suggested.  "I find that it has a very persuasive
effect if you line up the entire population, men, women, and children, and kill every
tenth person out of hand."
     "I dare not at this time!" the Moryan said.  "As well hand over control of the
city-state to Minzach directly."
     "If you can't help me over Lapur," Nishtar asked softly, "then what good are you
to me, Valarrian?  Why should I continue to support you and your puny efforts to
forge an empire?"
     "I can find the men to infiltrate the Monuntialese rebel forces," Valarrian said
quickly.  "I have contacts in Dullens and Khalani where there are gladiators who
are...displeased at the closing of the arenas.  Displeased enough to believe that
Lapur engineered those closings.  They'll be good tools to begin the downfall of
Lapur."
     "Perhaps," Nishtar said.  "Let me see some action on this and I might be
convinced to continue my support of your cause.  But if there is no action SOON,
Valarrian, you had better put your affairs in order and prepare your graveclothes."

Monuntial:

     Agro and Bindi emerged from the underground room at the head of the double line
of laborers who had carried the float.  The men standing at the door were armed, but
they seemed to have no special training in combat.  Professional bullies, Agro
guessed, taking out the nearest man with a quick thrust.  He caught the guard's
weapon as the man fell and tossed it back to one of his unarmed followers.  On the
other side, Bindi cut a guard's throat and danced past to menace the next one.
     They weren't out in the arena yet, but just entering a sort of cavernous foyer.
Several hallways opened into it from under the stands, and the far wall was all open;
the sunlight came from there, and the roar of the crowd.  The big Croc tipped his
head to the side and listened grimly for a moment.  The crowd wanted to see blood and
death, did they?  He grinned, displaying a lot of very sharp teeth; he and his
followers would oblige them--not in the way they expected.
     He killed two more guards before reaching the wide archway into the arena
itself.  He felt no remorse about them; they had chosen to support the usurpers,
Quelsarrain and Nishtar, and their new, bloodier arena, so he figured they'd asked
for whatever happened to them.  But it meant two more of the men with him would now
be armed, and that was good.
     Monuntial arena was built on an ancient foundation, oval and larger than arena
in Lapur.  Someone had mentioned once that it was an old Van arena where they had
held chariot races.  This entry was near the middle of one long side, and directly
across, Agro saw the box seating of the wealthy, especially the fancy raised box with
its gold-fringed awning where Quelsarrain sat with his personal attendants.  The
barrier wall around the arena was ten feet high except at that point; the Usurper sat
twenty feet above the sands.  Smooth marble, too, the Croc noted with displeasure; he
would have liked to get up there and deliver some blood and death directly to
Quelsarrain.  Oh, well, another time.  There were soldiers stationed around the edge
who would make a good bloody show.
     Agro pivoted sharply and engaged the one nearest the entry arch.  The rest of
his group, remembering his brief instructions before they were freed from the
underground holding chamber, remained close enough together to support each other as
they began to fight their way around the open space.

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Charter Cities #88 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Monuntial:

     The Usurper's guards hadn't expected their prey to come out fighting, and that
moment's shock and hesitation was time they couldn't spare.  'Steal their
initiative'?  Agro snorted as he slaughtered the nearest guard.  These fools had
simply dropped it, if they'd ever had any.  As gladiators, they would have been
hopeless...and he decided that the closing of Monuntial's arena had benefited his
side in ways nobody had expected.  He and the group behind worked half-way around the
arena before they met with a real challenge.
     The real challenge was half a dozen guardsmen who dropped down from the
Usurper's box.  They were armored, and they were skilled.  All Agro had to pit
against that was the numbers and desperate determination of his followers.  The crowd
loved it, probably found it a lot more exciting than lions against unarmed prey.  And
speaking of lions...where were they?  If someone let them out, it could add a lot of
confusion to the situation.  Better if that didn't happen, but nothing he could do
about it right now.
     The Usurper's men knew their business, Agro could see it in the way they looked
over the situation, identified himself as the core of the problem, and started after
him, ignoring all others.  Then he had no more time to think about things.  Thrust
and parry, riposte and dodge.  Slash.  Duck and roll.  Thrust again.  Didn't dodge
fast enough, but it wasn't a serious cut.  Yet.  These men were good.  It seemed to
go on and on, testing his stamina to the limit.  Slash, slash, and parry.  How did
the guards stand it?  Thrust, parry, dodge.  They must be cooking in that armor.
     Someone shouted for him to drop flat on the count of five.  It took him a few
seconds to realize the command had been in Isle cant, a language born of the cross-
fertilization of Fratsfan, Kannish, and Tathanit, and little known outside the
gladiatorial community.  Probably a friend, then.  When someone yelled "FIVE" he
dropped.
     And an explosion of...light?  Fire?  Some kind of blast flashed over his head,
taking down anyone still standing.  The Usurper's guards, the regular guards, most of
his followers who were still standing.  He didn't want to think about Bindi; she was
still a Basic gladiator and hadn't been exposed to Isle cant....
     There was a second explosion on the heels of the first, but it was dark and cold
and expanded in a volume instead of a plane.  Counterattack?  This was a lot of magic
flying around for the time and conditions.  Agro recalled that someone had told him
Nishtar, the Eastern ally of the Usurper, was a mage.  Maybe a reckless mage, then.
And it probably meant that the Usurper, or at least his ally, had survived the first
blast.
     When the air stopped shaking, Agro raised his head and looked around cautiously.
He couldn't hear anything, but that was probably because the two blasts had numbed
his ears.  After a look at the stands, he decided temporary deafness was a blessing.
He gathered his limbs under himself and lurched to his feet.  A few others down on
the sands were doing likewise--one of them, he saw with relief, was Bindi.  If any
were guards, they'd lost their tell-tale armor.  He gestured for her to go toward the
exit and started in that direction himself.

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

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 466): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 462): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 463): MANAGER TC'S of IT'S JUST WRONG (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 461): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz, 
                            acting mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 452): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 448): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 403): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 199): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 186): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 327): HAIRY TUB of MY BATHROOM (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 307): VLADIMIR TALTOS of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 353):  GNU WORLD ORDER of HELPLESS ANIMALS from WILLAF (

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): none
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 466): ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 462): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 463): WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 461): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 452): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 448): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 403): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 204): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 199): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 186): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 327): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 307): BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 353): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): INDIGO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 465): WILD BILL of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 462): IMA MAROON of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
                           GINGER BROWN of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 461): TY BRINSON of  LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz, 
                            acting mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          BILLY LILLY of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
              (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
                (turn 445): DRY KEG of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): DR. NO-NOOKIE of MASTER BLASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): KAMIKAZE of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to MORYA once again!  Bein' on top is great while it lasts, IDIOTIC 
ICCERS.  But how many friends do you have now?  You know what they say about the herd 
of lions who studied a judge...  BAD GERMS moved up 22 places, to 5th.  Who can 
explain it?  Not you, not me, not FILIPINA LADYZ's opponents, after watching them 
shoot up the ranks from 23rd to 9th.  You know what they say about the herd of lions 
who studied a judge...  MOMENT OF SILENCE moved up 12 places, to 12th.  Who can 
explain it?  Not you, not me, not 50TH MILK RAS' opponents, after watching them shoot 
up the ranks from 31st to 14th.  FLOWER HAMMERZ bit the big one as they could not 
win.  They dropped from 5th down to 19th!  Are you guy giving lessons or what?  
Looking for a good fight, confident, skilled, tough opponents.  Well don't look at 
BOXOROX, cause they dropped by 12.  Ever take one of those association tests?  You 
know, he says black, you say white.  Water-Lake, Sky-Blue. Try this:  Flop.  
GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT!  WIMPS OF MADNESS bit the big one as they could not win.  They 
dropped from 21st down to 34th!  Are you guy giving lessons or what?  Looking for a 
good fight, confident, skilled, tough opponents.  Well don't look at OTTO'S 
MECHANICS, cause they dropped by 24.  CANADIAN BACON showed MORYA what they were made 
of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 5-0-0.  What's with BATMANNING?  
He actually beat DODGE BULLETS' BILLY LILLY, and walked away with 21 more points from 
the fight.  Laughs were big at DODGE BULLETS while they watched TORPEDO clobber LUNA 
KNIGHT.  It lost 13 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
IDIOTIC INDIGO was reminded on the sands why SHAWINIGAN SMURF is Duelmaster.  Advice 
to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, THE 
PENTARCHY!  In my day, no team with a 131-86-3 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, FILIPINA LADYZ?  What do people see in YOUNG JOAN?  Hers 7-8-0?  DODGE 
BULLETS ain't talkin', but she's got 32 points.  Fighting is a better craft than 
farming, MEAT, but you have to pay your dues.  Being challenged by POPPY HAMMER, 23 
points above you, is dues.  POPPY HAMMER beat MEAT.  FLOWER HAMMERZ calls this 
fighting?  In my day...  TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS knows how to pick 'em.  
She challenged LUCKY LUCIEN of CANADIAN BACON who is up by 25.  Now was this a wise 
move?  TERRIBLE TOTOMAC perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she was bested by 
LUCKY LUCIEN and ended up with 78 recognition points.  I hate going to the effort of 
writing about the kind of fights that BLAST RADIUS gets in.  He fights people like 
POLE POSITION, 9 points below.  I thought BLAST RADIUS showed great skill and promise 
when he won victory over POLE POSITION.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal! 
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Someone told GHENGIS KHAN that LUNAE MILITES never 
Bloodfeuded, that he'd have an easy kill.  Well, I'm sure whoever misled you is right 
sorry.  R.D.X. was plum wore out after NIALL QUINLAN pounded 'im silly in a 
Bloodfeud.  DEMO-SQUAD'll have to get a little better before going after NIALL 
QUINLAN again!  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight 
dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAPAX 3514                   13   5  0   110       THE PENTARCHY (397)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BATMANNING 3402              15  15  0   108       CANADIAN BACON (383)
 LOONY LATEKNIGHT 3529        13   6  1   100       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
 LUCKY LUCIEN 3432            18   7  0    98       CANADIAN BACON (383)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOOLISH FOLGERS 3526         10   9  1    81       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
 IDIOTIC INDIGO 3528          14   5  0    79       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
 TERRIBLE TOTOMAC 3569         6   3  0    78       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
 STUPID SMILEY 3527           12   7  0    76       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
 RAY D AYTOR 2965             11  15  0    68       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 MICA 3508                    10   3  0    68       BOXOROX (396)
 POPPY HAMMER 3318            11   3  0    67       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YIP AGAIN 3512               10   7  2    59       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-BLACKSTAFF 2089               6   2  0    58       CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAXIMUS DECIMUS 3440         12   4  0    53       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 TORPEDO 3477                  9  12  1    50       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 AXLE FOLEY 3454               4  10  0    50       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 GALENA 3505                   6   7  0    46       BOXOROX (396)
 PEG-LEG BOUCHARD 3400         5   5  2    44       CANADIAN BACON (383)
 DAISY HAMMER 3317             5   6  0    41       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
 GRANITE 3507                  5   8  0    41       BOXOROX (396)
 STARGRITS 3714                3   0  0    40       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
-HOLY HAVOC 3901               5   3  1    39       HITLIST XXVIII (450)
 MEAT 3895                     2   1  1    37       CHAOSITECTS (422)
 DRUNKEN DONUT 3712            5   0  0    36       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
 SELUMIA 3491                  8  11  0    35       DODGE BULLETS (126)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOBBY CLOBBER 3557            5   7  2    33       CANADIAN BACON (383)
 BLACKHEART 3882               2   1  0    33       FRUITS OF DEATH (449)
 WYATT BURP 3531               8   8  0    32       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 YOUNG JOAN 3534               7   8  0    32       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 MOON UNIT 3475                4   3  0    32       LUNAE MILITES (387)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILLOW 3854                   3   0  0    30       TEAM SLAYER (419)
 ALARIC 3787                   2   1  0    30       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 LUNA KNIGHT 3445              5   9  0    29       LUNAE MILITES (387)
 COA PATTY 3830                2   1  0    28       KESSEN (443)
 DREAM 3651                    3   0  0    27       SHADOW GATE (414)
 STAPH. AUREUS 3752            2   1  0    27       BAD GERMS (430)
 GRITBUCKS 3711                3   0  0    26       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
 COA SUMPTHING 3828            3   0  0    26       KESSEN (443)
 BLAST RADIUS 3874             3   0  2    25       DEMO-SQUAD (405)
 PARADOX 3654                  2   1  0    25       SHADOW GATE (414)
 MISSY MAYHAM 3692             2   1  0    25       CHAOSITECTS (422)
-DOCTOR OF STYLE 3707          1   1  0    25       MOMENT OF SILENCE (424)
 LADY BEATRIZ 3704             2   1  0    24       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 LOUIS E. FUR 3696             2   1  0    24       CHAOSITECTS (422)
 GRIM BLACKSMITH 3961          2   0  0    24       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
-PHENIX 3810                   1   2  0    24       CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKHEART 3709               3   0  0    23       MOMENT OF SILENCE (424)
 GYPSY 3690                    3   0  0    23       ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)
 MIGHTY MOUSE! 3841            2   2  0    23       GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)
 NIALL QUINLAN 3866            2   1  0    23       50TH MILK RAS (448)
 FREDDY FENDER 3956            1   1  0    23       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 RHINOVIRUS 3754               3   0  0    22       BAD GERMS (430)
 USURPER 3843                  2   1  1    22       HEAVEN'S GATE (446)
 THRAKKLASH 3835               2   1  0    22       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
 SIX 3689                      3   0  0    21       ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)
 CONSTRUCT 3668                3   0  0    21       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
 MESMERIC FIEND 3801           2   1  0    21       PRIMAL FURY (438)
-WESSFIELD 3719                2   0  0    21       FLAGG'S FINEST (426)
 BOTTLE BOY 3727               1   2  1    21       DREW'S BOYS (428)
 MOONSHINE 3936                1   1  0    21       LUNAE MILITES (387)
 CLOST. PERFRINGENS 3750       2   1  0    20       BAD GERMS (430)
 ASTEROIDS 3658                2   1  0    20       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
 MOON ROCK 3937                2   0  0    20       LUNAE MILITES (387)
 NERF THE SOFTY 3833           2   1  0    19       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
 SULKAGRIM 3757                2   1  0    19       SRETSAMLEUD (431)
 GREEDY GRAPE 3880             3   0  1    18       FRUITS OF DEATH (449)
 GALO THE GREY 3796            2   1  1    18       WENSINWASIN G.T. (437)
 RORY WYLEY 3870               2   1  0    18       50TH MILK RAS (448)
 REAGENT 3669                  2   1  0    18       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
 GARDENIA HAMMER 3871          2   1  0    18       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
-BALDER 3778                   2   0  1    17       VALHALLA (435)
 DOOMSTRIKE 3708               2   1  0    17       MOMENT OF SILENCE (424)
 HOME 3812                     2   1  0    17       LEE FAMILY (440)
 COPPERTONE 3793               2   1  0    17       5 BELOW ZERO (436)
 NIRVANA 3795                  2   1  0    17       WENSINWASIN G.T. (437)
 PETTIFOGGER 3766              2   1  0    17       WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
 MARIGOLD HAMMER 3726          2   3  0    17       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
 IMMORTAL COIL 3850            1   2  0    17       HEAVEN'S GATE (446)
 MR BOOK 3731                  1   2  0    17       DREW'S BOYS (428)
 PHILIPPA 3691                 1   2  0    17       ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)
 GRENADE 3816                  1   1  0    17       GONDORS BASE (441)
-COAPI 3826                    2   0  0    16       KESSEN (443)
-SEASONS 3718                  2   0  0    16       FLAGG'S FINEST (426)
 WHISPER 3964                  1   1  1    16       MOMENT OF SILENCE (424)
 NE1469 3889                   2   1  2    15       SRETSAMLEUD (431)
-POP CYCLE 3561                2   1  0    15       DRAKE'S ICE BOX (402)
 SMOOCHES 3798                 2   1  0    15       WENSINWASIN G.T. (437)
-WHAT BOSS RAT WANTS 3837      2   1  0    15       GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)
 UG 3811                       2   1  0    15       LEE FAMILY (440)
 FROGGER 3656                  1   2  0    15       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
 HENGIST 3788                  1   2  0    15       THE WARLORDS II (413)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUNNY POWER 3905              1   2  0    15       HITLIST XXVIII (450)
 S.A.D.M. 3872                 3   0  0    14       DEMO-SQUAD (405)
-WALL OF SCUM! 3885            2   0  0    14       GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)
 CLEOPATRA 3856                2   1  0    14       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 HANDEL 3640                   1   2  0    14       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)
 BUFFY 3679                    1   2  0    14       TEAM SLAYER (419)
 CIARAN POWER 3868             1   2  0    14       50TH MILK RAS (448)
 MR. CHOMP CHOMP 3620          3   4  0    13       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 IRIS 3792                     2   1  0    13       5 BELOW ZERO (436)
-BACKYNG SOEDDAH 3559          2   1  0    13       DRAKE'S ICE BOX (402)
 GRINCH 3819                   2   0  0    13       GONDORS BASE (441)
 IRONFIST 3846                 2   1  0    13       HEAVEN'S GATE (446)
 TALISMAN 3667                 2   1  0    13       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
 BLACKCHERRY 3844              2   1  0    13       HEAVEN'S GATE (446)
 LADY DOMINGA 3702             2   1  0    13       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 FUG 3815                      2   1  0    13       LEE FAMILY (440)
 COA COA 3829                  1   2  0    13       KESSEN (443)
-I. SCREAM 3562                1   2  0    13       DRAKE'S ICE BOX (402)
 LADY MARIA 3701               3   0  0    12       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 THE MAN IN YELLOW 3839        2   2  0    12       GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)
 INFINITY 3655                 2   1  0    12       SHADOW GATE (414)
 GABMAZ 3908                   2   1  0    12       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
 MEPHISTUS 3896                1   2  1    12       CHAOSITECTS (422)
 DAKINI ROUGE 3687             1   1  0    12       ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)
 ALLURE 3671                   1   2  0    12       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
 NYALL BLOODGRIN 3963          1   1  0    12       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 METER MAID 3909               1   2  0    12       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
-NARCISSUS 3762                0   2  0    12       MASTERS OF MEN (432)
 GRYPHON JR. 3799              2   1  0    11       WENSINWASIN G.T. (437)
 LAVA RUNNER 3864              2   1  0    11       PRIMAL FURY (438)
 DIAPER BAG 3728               1   2  0    11       DREW'S BOYS (428)
 JEREMIAH 3823                 1   0  0    11       THE ARMAGEDDON (442)
 BLACK SCOTTY 3706             1   2  0    11       MOMENT OF SILENCE (424)
 CUBIC ZIRCONIUM 3777          1   0  0    11       BOXOROX (396)
 SPONGE BOB 3785               1   2  0    11       DREW'S BOYS (428)
 GIARDIA 3935                  1   1  0    11       BAD GERMS (430)
 POLE POSITION 3659            1   2  0    11       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
 R.D.X. 3589                   2   1  1    10       DEMO-SQUAD (405)
 WASTELAND WARLORD 3594        2   4  0    10       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 PAT TIKAKES 3865              2   1  0    10       WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
 CHOPIN 3642                   1   2  1    10       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)
-WESSMILL 3717                 1   1  0    10       FLAGG'S FINEST (426)
 DA 3971                       1   0  0    10       GONDORS BASE (441)
-WHORE OF BABYLON 3949         1   0  0    10       VISIONS (456)
 PADDY SWEENEY 3869            2   1  0     9       50TH MILK RAS (448)
 VENUS FLY HAMMER 3705         2   3  0     9       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
 PRICKLY PEAR 3883             1   2  0     9       FRUITS OF DEATH (449)
 TIDY HEIDI 3958               1   1  0     9       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 GROTTRAK THE SNEAK 3831       1   2  0     9       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
 NONCE 3768                    1   2  0     9       WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
 TEDDY BEAR 3730               0   3  0     9       DREW'S BOYS (428)
 ORGAN GRINDER 3802            2   1  1     8       PRIMAL FURY (438)
 GHENGIS KHAN 3876             2   1  1     8       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 THUN D'AR 3632                2   1  0     8       WRAITHS OF WRATH (411)
 MANIC MAGE 3862               2   1  0     8       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
 C-4 3585                      2   1  0     8       DEMO-SQUAD (405)
 ANYJA 3678                    1   2  0     8       TEAM SLAYER (419)
-SIF 3780                      1   1  0     8       VALHALLA (435)
-ZIONIST 3761                  0   2  0     8       MASTERS OF MEN (432)
-FRIGG 3782                    2   0  0     7       VALHALLA (435)
 SHAGUK 3966                   2   0  0     7       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
 VIVALDI 3639                  1   2  0     7       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)
 GILES 3855                    1   2  0     7       TEAM SLAYER (419)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARKLE 3765                   0   3  0     7       WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
 TUESDAY'S CHILD 3688          0   3  0     7       ARCANA ESOTERIC (421)
 HORRIBLE 3813                 0   3  0     7       LEE FAMILY (440)
 TWITTER 3769                  0   3  0     7       WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
 LADY CONSOLACION 3703         1   2  0     6       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
-ROTTING MEAT 3945             1   0  0     6       VISIONS (456)
-NATIONWIDE 3899               1   1  0     6       HITLIST XXVIII (450)
-DES DESCARDO 3969             1   0  0     6       CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)
-BLISERPAH 3720                0   2  0     6       FLAGG'S FINEST (426)
 DAWN 3853                     1   2  0     5       TEAM SLAYER (419)
 MYSTIC ZEALOT 3804            1   2  0     5       PRIMAL FURY (438)
 DET-CORD 3873                 1   2  0     5       DEMO-SQUAD (405)
 JAFFA 3881                    1   2  0     5       FRUITS OF DEATH (449)
 MOT 3907                      1   2  0     5       LEE FAMILY (440)
 BROADSIDE 3836                1   2  0     5       CHAOSITECTS (422)
 LADY EMELITA 3700             1   2  0     5       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 MOZART 3641                   1   2  0     5       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)
-STEEL TIGER 3875              1   1  0     4       FLAGG'S FINEST (426)
-TYR 3781                      1   1  0     4       VALHALLA (435)
 WHAT A WASTE? 3967            1   1  0     4       SRETSAMLEUD (431)
-NU'KEE 3954                   1   0  0     4       MASTERS OF MEN (432)
 BULWYF REDHAMMER 3962         1   1  0     4       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
-PURGATORY JESTER 3946         1   0  0     3       VISIONS (456)
 OUTRAGEOUS ORANGE 3884        0   3  0     3       FRUITS OF DEATH (449)
 SPASM 3842                    0   3  0     3       HEAVEN'S GATE (446)
 LINUX 3911                    0   3  0     3       5 BELOW ZERO (436)
 BACH 3643                     0   3  0     3       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)
 GRIM RIPPER 3888              0   3  0     3       SRETSAMLEUD (431)
 MOON PIE 3938                 0   2  0     2       LUNAE MILITES (387)
 HIGH SPEED 3952               0   2  0     2       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
-'I' 3894                      0   2  0     2       MASTERS OF MEN (432)
 POUM POUM 3957                0   2  0     2       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-ST JOHN THE INSANE 3948       0   1  0     1       VISIONS (456)
 OTTO MOTIVE 3983              0   1  0     1       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 GREY SNOW 3981                0   1  0     1       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
 ISAIAH 3822                   0   1  0     1       THE ARMAGEDDON (442)
-EYES QUEB 3879                0   1  0     1       DRAKE'S ICE BOX (402)
 KORN 3975                     0   1  0     1       5 BELOW ZERO (436)
 CENTIPEDE 3980                0   1  0     1       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
-PARA BULL 3953                0   1  0     1       MASTERS OF MEN (432)
 DANIEL 3821                   0   1  0     1       THE ARMAGEDDON (442)
 JOEL 3824                     0   1  0     1       THE ARMAGEDDON (442)
 BURNBABYBURN 3970             0   1  0     1       GONDORS BASE (441)
-APOCALYPSE CLOWN 3947         0   1  0     1       VISIONS (456)
 DEBORAH 3825                  0   1  0     1       THE ARMAGEDDON (442)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERL 3912              0  3 0 5 BELOW ZERO 436      NE1469 3889           230         
RAZOR BACK 3790        0  2 0 5 BELOW ZERO 436      NE1469 3889           229         
KIERAN MCMAHON 3867    1  1 0 50TH MILK RAS 448     R.D.X. 3589           229 JUST REV
TALC 3506              6  6 0 BOXOROX 396           SHAWINIGAN SMURF 3431 229 NONE    
GRAVEL 3509            5  4 1 BOXOROX 396           ZITAN AL KHUM 3743    226 NOT REVE
TRON 3657              0  1 0 CLASSIC ARCADE 415    BLAST RADIUS 3874     228         
GORGON 3913            0  2 0 CLASSIC ARCADE 415    BLAST RADIUS 3874     229         
DR. DNA 3941           0  1 0 ENIGMA 455            MEPHISTUS 3896        229         
ROSE HAMMER 3319       2  5 0 FLOWER HAMMERZ 372    JEQUIE CONQUISTA 3738 226 NOT REVE
SLASH 3820             1  1 0 GONDORS BASE 441      BOTTLE BOY 3727       230         
TEAM WRECKIN DEA 3977  0  1 0 GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT 445 HIGH ELF 342          230 NONE    
GRIM BEAVER 3838       1  1 1 GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT 445 PEG-LEG BOUCHARD 3400 228         
TEEN SHOCKER 3904      0  1 0 HITLIST XXVIII 450    GALO THE GREY 3796    228 REVENGED
COAREN 3827            0  3 0 KESSEN 443            USURPER 3843          230         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MOONBEAM 3532          2  2 0 LUNAE MILITES 387     GHENGIS KHAN 3876     228 JUST REV
REPLACEMENT PART 3982  0  1 0 OTTO'S MECHANICS 226  BANDIT PRINCE 348     230 NONE    
ALLAN WRENCH 2856     10 12 0 OTTO'S MECHANICS 226  LOONY LATEKNIGHT 3529 229         
VC AVENGER 3944        0  2 0 PRIMAL FURY 438       STONE GOLEM 349       230 NONE    
BAD 1 3972             0  1 0 SHADOW GATE 414       WURM KIN 350          230 NONE    
STAR 3776              1  2 0 SHADOW GATE 414       WHISPER 3964          230         
GOAT 3978              0  1 0 SRETSAMLEUD 431       BLACK ORC 343         230 NONE    
TV 3887                0  1 0 SRETSAMLEUD 431       BALDER 3778           228         
ARTHUR 3789            1  1 0 THE WARLORDS II 413   ORGAN GRINDER 3802    229         
SKULL PRINCE 3797      1  2 0 WENSINWASIN G.T. 437  HIGH ELF 342          230 NONE    
SOUL REAVER 3934       1  1 0 WRAITHS OF WRATH 411  BLACK ORC 343         230 NONE    
BARUK KHAZAD 3631      0  3 0 WRAITHS OF WRATH 411  HIGH ELF 342          230 NONE    
INTERSTATE 3976        0  1 0 WRAITHS OF WRATH 411  BLACK ORC 343         230 NONE    
LY T'NING 3633         0  3 0 WRAITHS OF WRATH 411  CHOPIN 3642           230         
SHURLEE UJEST 3634     0  1 0 WRAITHS OF WRATH 411  GREEDY GRAPE 3880     228         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

CFH -- Sorry, I forgot to answer your question last turn.  Yes, it would be very safe
to assume I like bashers.  Of my 37 graduates, 16 are bashers.  If I were to win the
PS & L competitions, but didn't have a basher finish in the top 3, I'd feel the 
madness was a waste.  If you want a somewhat fun read, read my spotlight this turn
(should have printed last turn, except for an honest mistake by me). -- Assur

Rook -- My apologies.  I now remember who you are, and I believe I did mix you up
with someone else!  See you on the sands! -- Assurnasirbanipal

Hengist/Fizban -- My thanks for doing my scouting work for me!  Hengist is one of the
warriors I wanted to know about!  Now that you've been infected by my germs, you have
no chance of making it out of here! -- Assur

All -- Style Master Announcement.  ENTEROCOCCUS will fight for the team BAD GERMS as
a Parry Strike.  Assurnasirbanipal, of course, manages the Bad Germs.

Well, it looks like I'll have to make do with only 2 Bashers.  I can only hope
they're enough! -- Assur

Maximillian -- Oh, we are supposed to slay.  I must have been confused, as I've
obviously been sending my guys out where they are supposed to be croaking of their
own accord.  Must fix that. -- Crip

Loony Lateknight -- I have to admit that that result was not really a surprise.
Allan Wrench was a 17-5-9-17-5-14-17 Slasher.  Besides non-existent endurance, and
being -4 in decise, he was +4 in init, and was already 4 past AdMaster, with more
init still to learn.  Of course, without endurance, Init really isn't worth much.
All I can say now is I hope you teach well. -- Otto's Mechanics

Stupid Smiley -- What's with the opening knockdown again.  At least you had the
decency to teach this 15 witter something. -- Axle Foley

Blackstaff -- I can't figure out why you wouldn't move up farther in the standing
with that win.  Well done. -- Ray D Aytor

Ly T'ning -- I like the win, but where were all the skills? -- Freddy Fender

Fug -- I see your future clearly. You will live up to your name. -- Gypsy

Home -- Lucky for you, I don't know how to riposte.  Lucky for me, I don't need to!
-- Six

Allure -- Not very alluring, in fact, I found you quite off-putting. -- Tuesday's
Child

Niall Quinlan -- Typically short and painful, but at least I got something out of it
this time. -- Philippa

Giardia -- Good germ!  Not bad at all!  I do thank Assur for bringing you here! --
Dakini Rouge
P.S.  Favorite learn or anything?

Kalkin -- My manager has instructed me to answer those types of questions like this:
"That information is on a need to know basis and I can neither confirm or deny the
existence of allegedly compartmentalized information."  That being said, would you be
so kind as to tell me what I just said!?! -- S.A.D.M.

Manic Mage -- I don't quite know how you pulled that off but I will find out and
correct the problem.  Enjoy your win while you can! -- Det-Cord
P.S.  Can I have my wallet back now?

Jaffa -- I attribute my success thus far to aerobics and general weight training.
Good luck to you!  I'm sure we will meet on the sands again before it's all said and
done. -- C-4

Lady Dominga -- I felt like I was trying to open a can without a can opener.  I was
beginning to wonder if either of us would win.  Good luck in The Madness! -- C-4

Classic Arcade -- I salute your first attempt at avenging Tron's death.  However, I'd
slow down before you run out of video games.  Again, nothing personal.   Just an
unfortunate effect when one is caught in a "blast-radius!" -- Blast Radius

Hammer -- Thanks for the mention in the "Hammer Herald."  Always enjoy your stories.
I wish you luck and look forward to future match-ups here and abroad. -- Shadowmere

Dr. Mabuse and Team 50th Milk Ras -- My condolences for the death of Kieran McHahon.
I hope you receive an adequate replacement. -- R.D.X.

Goat -- You are now full-fledged Cartel.  Time to step it up a notch, little bro! --
CFH

Abraxis -- Time for the Senate to represent! -- CFH

All -- Last turn's 0-5 was a bit surprising, not to mention unacceptable.  I pity
those of you whom I use to rebuild my record. -- CFH

Shadowmere -- Looking impressive here.  Keep up the good work.  I've got my eye on
you. -- CFH

Rook -- Honestly I expected to plow right through your people.  Good job holding back
the storm. -- CFH

Sensei Jan -- A "go to hell" would've been cool. -- CFH

Cartel -- Glory lies in Chimlevtal, the toughest slow arena in the game and the home
of our alliance.  Do you have what it takes?  Few do. -- CFH

Chopin -- Even though I won, my manager says that I'm too tall, too weak, and lack
the fortitude to be a real gladiator.  He's said that he's made an appointment for me
to see some guy named Ahringol...whoever that it.  Care to join me? -- Soul Reaver

Wyatt Burp -- I hope that this Double Challenge goes through...my manager REALLY want
you to see what an epee can do in the right hands. -- Ly T'Ning

Mad Max -- Three of the Wraiths of Wrath have First Class tickets to the Dark Arena.
I'll try to have new entries to the Stylemaster competition straightened out by Turn
231.  Sorry about the extra work. -- Kalkin, mgr. Wraiths of Wrath

Gladiatorial Commission -- I hope that the spirits of my departed warriors haunt your
replacement selection staff!  Maybe a ghost in the machine would give me a ghost of a
chance to recruit some decent talent!  Phlllt!! -- Kalkin, mgr. Wraiths of Wrath

     Nope, you're just making things worse.... - RUG 647132

Paddy Sweeney -- From one Patty/Paddy to another, try a different weapon, one you can
handle. -- Pat Tikakes

Mr. Book -- It is time to go back to (need I say it?) the book. -- Pettifogger

Dawn -- I was all atwitter when I learned that you had challenged me.  I was hoping
that we could get together after the fight, but you sliced me in the belly then took
right off. -- Twitter

Wessfield -- It took you three swings to hit me.  Not good.  Not good at all.  I will
not place any money on you to finish at the top when this Madness is over. -- Farkle

Missy Mayham -- You looked like such a sweet little thing until you started hitting
me with that hammer thingy.  Please don't come back. -- Nonce

All -- We Wimps are off to a 5-5 start.  This means that you are not doing your job.
We think that after this turn we will not have two undefeated fighters.  Right? --
Wimpy

Drunken Donut -- I needed to meet you last cycle...when I needed to lose.  Still,
I'll take the loss in exchange for the skills.  Thanks! -- Blackheart

Baruk Khazad -- I think we both played silly games strat wise there.  I think I got
lucky by being sent desperate first!!  Funny 'ol game.  Still, wonder what your boss
has in store for me next! -- Greedy Grape

VC Avenger -- Enjoyed that...thanks! -- Jaffa

Diaper Bag -- Urgh!!  That's disgusting, throwing yourself against my prickles until
you ripped yourself open.  I need a shower!! -- Prickly Pear

Asteroids -- Hey!  No fair!!  What's with all the dodging and parrying stuff??  It's
Outrageous!! -- O.Orange

Linux -- Thanks for the dance.  Hope your luck starts to improve...just not against
me! -- Vivaldi

Six -- While I admit one can never be strong enough, I dare say the combination of my
weapon vs. your armor had as much to do with the results!  Any time you want to prove
me wrong, lose the armor and look me up...if you dare! -- Vivaldi

Mr Chomp Chomp -- Would love to know what sort of strategy you ran in that first
minute.  Never seen those sorts of results with my strategy!  Still turned out to be
a great fight, thought we were watching "The Matrix, Part IV, Neo goes Midevil."  Oh
well even Mr Smith can only dodge my blade so many times before I finish him off! --
Handel
P.S.  Did you really need to learn more defense with all those critical dodges you
pulled?

Perl -- Nice fight, think you need some more beauty sleep though on the nights before
matches.  Maybe then you won't decide to take a nap on the sand so soon.  :) --
Mozart

Soul Reaver -- Ouch!  I need that arm to play piano with! -- Chopin

Venus Fly Hammer -- Nice shot there, thought I had you to start with. -- Bach
P.S.  Rook says he'll give you a rest till he figures out some more effective
strategies.

Crimson Ascension Family -- Apologies to the following managers:  CFH, Dr. Mabuse,
Firehawk, Jack Wolfspider, The Omnimancer, Abraxis and Kat.  I didn't have a complete
listing of the Vendetta Cartel/Crimson Ascension family members when I wrote my last
spotlight. -- Rook
P.S.  If I am still missing members please inform me.

All -- If my use of your manager personae in my spotlights bothers you please let me
know.  I'll gladly use any information you send me regarding your managers, teams or
warriors.  If you do not wish me to include you at all just say the word and I'll
exclude you from any future spotlights. -- Rook, trying to please everyone and offend
no one

All -- I know I missed most of the warriors that were DA'd last turn but I felt my
spotlight had rambled on long enough.  You know if you fought a few more warriors
you'd make my job easier and keep more gold in your purses...just a thought. -- Rook,
getting writers cramp

Madness Maniacs -- Be it known that my hundred or so legged/armed friend Centipede
will be entering the Wall of Steel Stylemaster Competition.  I'm hoping the extra
appendages help his success with the style ~;-)> -- Street Legal, mgr. of Classic
Arcade

Blast Radius -- I must thank you for killing off my inept little friend, he was what
we call hosed.  I may return the favor by not having you killed by one of my
bloodthirsty friends! -- Street Legal
P.S.  Who needs the DA with friends like you, if I were to DA 2 warriors they were
the ones who went at the end of your blade!

Madness Maniacs -- Running out of time on Thursday, July 3rd which means the Team
Spotlight for this cycle T-230 will be meager at best.  Perhaps some of you others
are scribing more? -- Hammer

Madness Maniacs -- Just a reminder that if you post your Style Master as a Lunger and
he is really a Striker, then that warrior is DQ'd from the Style Masters contest!  28
day turnaround and all that! -- Hammer

Wimpy -- Glad you enjoyed the feast!  See you on the Madness sands! -- Hammer

Assur -- I have been goading you in the P-ads regarding your Bashers all in good
natured fun.  After all, there has to be someone for all the other Great Managers to
set their sights upon.  Take it as the honor being bestowed upon you for your past
successes.  It is a great honor to have you in the Madness and I look forward to
tracking the progress of your Bashers!  Besides, when two or three other Bashers
start outdistancing the pack and leave your Bashers in the dust, then it will get
real interesting when everyone sets their sights on those overlooked and your Bashers
make their move! -- Hammer

Kat -- Yes, the 5-0 was rather unexpected and gave me some breathing room from the
Team Suffering the Most Defeats category [no pun intended!].  The real test will be

if my Flower Hammerz are able to enter September with a better than 50% win
percentage and how many stables are under 30 or 40% after 5 rounds of Madness.  The
Summer Face holds the Key for Victory or Defeat! -- Hammer

Chain -- Hopefully you will remain entertained during the entire 28 rounds of Morya
Madness!  Glad to have you back in the game and in the P-ads.  How about a Spotlight?
-- Hammer

Kalkin -- Looks like Gardenia Hammer will have to do well in the upcoming Face and
climb in the Morya Madness rankings before your Stormy Warrior will decide to strike!
-- Hammer

Uncle Wolf -- Looks like the fire alarm in your cabin will be set off soon as you
feed reams of DM 28 newsletters to your fire! -- Hammer

Mad Max -- With July hosting two rounds of the Madness and the Facer as well, things
should begin to get interesting as summer makes its way into autumn and the Madness
spreads! -- Hammer

Fizban -- Getting a slow start in the P-ads or what?  Glad to see you are alive and
well and stretching your legs in the Madness!  You advertising for Challenges or
what? -- Hammer

Shadowmere -- Glad to see it was in the Madness where you scored your first ever 5
win cycle!  Try to Kill a Fish over in Trocar if you dare!  Look for my Mutant
Hammerz over in Stormcrowe as they are in preparation for the Stormcrowe
Slaughterhouse contest over there!  Received your Diplo and you can Snail Mail me
here in the States before I return overseas in October! -- Hammer
P.S.  Glad you are enjoying the Madness!
      Daryl P Holloman
      C/o D Hagy
      1515 E 7 St
      Okmulgee, OK  74447

Rook -- Received your Diplo as well.  You too may scribe my Snail Mail address above
while I am in the States!  Glad you enjoy the Spots and I look forward to yours as
well. -- Hammer
P.S.  Any more questions regarding that Style you asked about or just to comment
further be sure to write me before I leave in October!

CFH -- Teach as you go, son!  Teach as you go!  Glad you are enjoying the Madness! --
Hammer

Young Joan -- If they take off yer head yer in Wonderland Madness my dear! -- Poppy
Hammer

Mozart -- You all forming a chorus line to Challenge me? -- Venus Fly Hammer

Bach -- How rude of you to cut in on Mozart's dance with me!  You trying ta Kill me
or something?  If I survive T-230 I had best get on over to the Summer Face and
prepare for the next cut! -- Venus Fly Hammer

Mica -- That's some Hip Pointer ya got there! -- Daisy Hammer

Idiotic Indigo -- Make the climb to the Duelmaster's Throne!  I'll be along a bit
later as I have some training to do!  Besides, there are some hungry Madness Style
Masters on their way up! -- Poppy Hammer

Galena -- Glad I survived that Matchup!  Thanks for the Skills!  You did well
yourself! -- Marigold Hammer

Gritbucks -- Since I survived the Infirmary and am on my way to the Summer Face if
all goes well this cycle, I will return with a few modifications in case we meet
again in the Madness! -- Gardenia Hammer

Madness Maniacs -- It seems my friend God's Soldier sent his instructions for last
cycle filled out on Tourney Sheets rather than the Basic DM sheets.  Newbies are
learners! -- Hammer

God'sSoldier -- Welcome to the Madness! -- Hammer/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith
and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension Family in DM 28

Summer Facers -- Spread the Madness! -- Hammer
P.S.  Do Morya proud and add points to your Madness Facer Tourney contest point
standings by bringing home those Wins/Kills/TV's and TC's from Champions to Rookies!

Madness Managers -- As a Newbie, I am NOT a Tourney Manager, so my Filipina Ladyz
will do well to survive in the later rounds of the Madness and finish the Madness
above 40% as I am here at the request of my fiancee to share in the Madness
experience! -- Lady Martilyo

Ly T'Ning -- Just keep your distance and your hands off me, young man!  Be thankful
you did NOT step in something else!  You sure that was me dripping and not you? --
Lady Maria

Kat -- You may be surprised at what the future reveals!  A few more Skills and Fight
Experience will set the stage for the Madness that is yet to be! -- Lady Dominga

Rook -- The thanks goes to my "real life" sister who collects our fearless leader's
mail at her mailing address when he is ministering overseas! -- Lady Martilyo

All -- This is God's Soldier officially registering The Armageddon stable for the
Madness contest.  Introducing Deborah, Ripper; Jeremiah, Plunger; Joel, Aimer;
Daniel, Striker; Isaiah, Slasher.  I'll try not to be too hard on everyone in the
beginning.  Looking forward to the friendly competition.  All I ask is you veterans
be generous with skill learns, to compensate for warrior designs. -- God's Soldier
:-)

Star -- Gods, I hate being put on the spot like that! -- Selumia
P.S.  Even with your TV challenge to testify to your hidden tourney fights, I
couldn't have stood it if I'd lost.  Motivation is where you find it.

Batmanning -- With eggs once over medium, please!  Good try, though. - Billy Lilly
P.S.  I've never broken one of those before.

Luna Knight -- (hack, cough)  Why'd you do (choke, gasp) that? -- Wyatt Burp

Immortal Coil -- You're wound too tight, you need to relax! -- Young Joan

Maximus Decimus -- Drat. -- Torpedo

Allen Wrench -- Glad to oblige.  Though I'll admit, right now, I'd be glad to do most
anything for a fellow gladiator.  Nothing like that letter from the Isle to raise a
man's spirits. -- Billy Lilly

Ray D Aytor -- "Hit my target"?  I'm supposed to be hitting something? -- Torpedo

Assur -- Now, why are we not surprised, eh? -- Uncle Wolf

Drunken -- Haven't you heard of an Artful Dodger? -- Young Joan

Hammer -- You caught me off guard by including me so quickly, but as you can see the
Chaotic One has caught up. -- Lord Chaos

Nonce -- I can't believe you lasted 3 minutes. -- Missy Mayhem

Ciaran Power -- You are lucky the Arenamaster stopped me. -- Louis E. Fur

Tidy Heidi -- You're supposed to swing back.  I guess you were blown over by the
force of Broadside.

Manager of Enigma -- That was a very bad random match up for you, my apologies. --
Mehistus

Thrakklash -- A one hitter quitter HA! -- Meat
P.S.  How'd you get a name like that?

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.

26 June 2003
All -- Would you be willing to proxy my lunger Ganglare at the Face-to-Face?  He's
fighting in the champions tourney.  Thanks.  Write:  Michael Rogers #25335-013, PO
Box 6000, Florence, Co 81226 -- Skullagrim

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VC AVENGER was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SOUL REAVER was dispatched by BLACK ORC in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
SKULL PRINCE was savagely slain by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
BARUK KHAZAD was dealt death by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
GOAT was slain by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
REPLACEMENT PART #2 was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TEAM WRECKIN DEATH 2 was killed by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BAD 1 was easily killed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
INTERSTATE was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
PERL was viciously butchered by NE1469 in a 1 minute beginner's Bloodfeud fight.
NIALL QUINLAN defeated R.D.X. in a 2 minute novice's Bloodfeud fight.
FREDDY FENDER was handily defeated by LOONY LATEKNIGHT in a 1 minute Bloodfeud bout.
THUN D'AR was subdued by GREEDY GRAPE in a 2 minute amateur's Bloodfeud match.
MOONSHINE handily defeated GHENGIS KHAN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
STARGRITS demolished SELUMIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
DRUNKEN DONUT overcame WYATT BURP in a popular 6 minute Challenge conflict.
TERRIBLE TOTOMAC lost to LUCKY LUCIEN in a 2 minute master's Challenge bout.
FOOLISH FOLGERS was handily defeated by RAPAX in a 1 minute Challenge Title bout.
BATMANNING devastated BILLY LILLY in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Challenge brawl.
POPPY HAMMER demolished MEAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
AXLE FOLEY was savagely defeated by MICA in a 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
CONSTRUCT bested HANDEL in a popular 5 minute Challenge bout.
REAGENT viciously subdued DAKINI ROUGE in a 2 minute gory Challenge match.
ALLURE was overcome by SIX in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
BLACKCHERRY was viciously subdued by YOUNG JOAN in a 4 minute Challenge contest.
COAREN was assassinated by USURPER in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge fight.
IMMORTAL COIL defeated WASTELAND WARLORD in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
DOOMSTRIKE defeated COA COA in a 2 minute Challenge match.
BOBBY CLOBBER vanquished PETTIFOGGER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
COA PATTY handily defeated TALISMAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
MESMERIC FIEND savagely defeated HENGIST in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
ALARIC overpowered MANIC MAGE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PARADOX overcame MARIGOLD HAMMER in a exciting 3 minute Challenge fight.
WHAT A WASTE? was demolished by GARDENIA HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
GRIM BLACKSMITH overpowered BLACK SCOTTY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
CIARAN POWER handily defeated TWITTER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
PADDY SWEENEY won victory over DET-CORD in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
RORY WYLEY savagely defeated DIAPER BAG in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
SULKAGRIM handily defeated BROADSIDE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LAVA RUNNER savagely defeated JAFFA in a 6 minute novice's Challenge conflict.
NIRVANA beat MR. CHOMP CHOMP in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
WILLOW overpowered PAT TIKAKES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
SPASM was handily defeated by LADY DOMINGA in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SMOOCHES defeated PRICKLY PEAR in a 6 minute beginner's Challenge battle.
GRYPHON JR. was devastated by MOON UNIT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
HIGH SPEED lost to STAPH. AUREUS in a popular 1 minute bloody Challenge conflict.
ORGAN GRINDER was beaten by ASTEROIDS in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge competition.
MYSTIC ZEALOT was overpowered by GRENADE in a 5 minute gory one-sided Challenge fight.
DAWN was vanquished by CLOST. PERFRINGENS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BLAST RADIUS savagely defeated POLE POSITION in a 7 minute Challenge competition.
OUTRAGEOUS ORANGE was demolished by IRIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
GRIM RIPPER was narrowly defeated by ANYJA in a 3 minute novice's Challenge battle.
MEPHISTUS was overcome by COA SUMPTHING in a 5 minute Challenge contest.
LOUIS E. FUR handily defeated IRONFIST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
MISSY MAYHAM demolished SPONGE BOB in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge battle.
MOON PIE was overpowered by METER MAID in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
GYPSY devastated FROGGER in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
HORRIBLE was overpowered by PHILIPPA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
MOT was overpowered by CLEOPATRA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BUFFY was overcome by DREAM in a 2 minute brutal Challenge contest.
MOON ROCK beat C-4 in a 4 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
VIVALDI was luckily beaten by RHINOVIRUS in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
LINUX was subdued by BUNNY POWER in a popular 1 minute Challenge conflict.
MOZART was unbelievably bested by FUG in a tiring 11 minute bloody Challenge fight.
CHOPIN killed LY T'NING in a 1 minute gory beginner's Challenge duel.
BACH was overpowered by BLACKHEART in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SHAWINIGAN SMURF outwaited IDIOTIC INDIGO in a exciting 9 minute veteran's duel.
RAY D AYTOR lost to STUPID SMILEY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal veteran's fight.
MAXIMUS DECIMUS unbelievably bested DAISY HAMMER in a exciting 3 minute contest.
PEG-LEG BOUCHARD savagely defeated GRANITE in a 1 minute gory bout.
YIP AGAIN narrowly defeated GALENA in a 2 minute fight.
LUNA KNIGHT was devastated by TORPEDO in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
BLACKHEART overpowered TEDDY BEAR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
STAR was killed by WHISPER in a 4 minute duel.
COPPERTONE viciously subdued NONCE in a 2 minute gory battle.
MR BOOK was overpowered by MIGHTY MOUSE! in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BOTTLE BOY murdered SLASH in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
GRITBUCKS demolished GROTTRAK THE SNEAK in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
NERF THE SOFTY overcame THE MAN IN YELLOW in a 2 minute gruesome match.
THRAKKLASH handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRINCH beat CENTIPEDE in a 4 minute bloody novice's contest.
HOME overpowered POUM POUM in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
UG narrowly defeated TUESDAY'S CHILD in a 3 minute brutal beginner's match.
GALO THE GREY devastated LADY EMELITA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GILES beat JOEL in a 1 minute brutal beginner's duel.
FARKLE lost to LADY MARIA in a 3 minute novice's fray.
S.A.D.M. outwaited BULWYF REDHAMMER in a monotonous 17 minute amateur's bout.
VENUS FLY HAMMER was bested by JEREMIAH in a 3 minute gory novice's battle.
LADY BEATRIZ narrowly defeated GABMAZ in a 2 minute beginner's competition.
LADY CONSOLACION defeated ISAIAH in a 1 minute novice's bout.
INFINITY beat GREY SNOW in a 2 minute beginner's battle.
GIARDIA overpowered DANIEL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
TIDY HEIDI viciously subdued OTTO MOTIVE in a popular 3 minute beginner's contest.
NYALL BLOODGRIN devastated KORN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided bout.
SHAGUK outwaited DEBORAH in a tiring 16 minute beginner's battle.
CUBIC ZIRCONIUM bested BURNBABYBURN in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's duel.
DA overcame PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 36         WALL OF STEEL     44 -  30 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  26         TOTAL PARRY       58 -  40 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 22         SLASHING ATTACK   52 -  46 -  6      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  22         STRIKING ATTACK   89 -  94 -  7      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     19         PARRY-LUNGE       31 -  36 -  4      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     16         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  69 -  5      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                   16         BASHING ATTACK    50 -  77 -  3      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   13         AIMED BLOW        11 -  19 -  2      37  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     27 -  54 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  24 -  0      31  |

Turn 230 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:

WALL OF STEEL      8 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  9         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK   12 - 10     PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 - 10         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK    14 - 12     LUNGING ATTACK     7 - 15         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK   19 - 17     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY       10 -  9                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         4 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   RAPAX 3514                 13   5  0  110 THE PENTARCHY (397)
WALL OF STEEL    LOONY LATEKNIGHT 3529      13   6  1  100 IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
TOTAL PARRY      LUCKY LUCIEN 3432          18   7  0   98 CANADIAN BACON (383)
STRIKING ATTACK  TERRIBLE TOTOMAC 3569       6   3  0   78 IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
PARRY-LUNGE      MAXIMUS DECIMUS 3440       12   4  0   53 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
LUNGING ATTACK   MEAT 3895                   2   1  1   37 CHAOSITECTS (422)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BATMANNING 3402.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HANDEL 3640.  The ten other most popular fighters were PARADOX 3654, WYATT BURP 
3531, TERRIBLE TOTOMAC 3569, RORY WYLEY 3870, PRICKLY PEAR 3883, BLAST RADIUS 3874, 
STUPID SMILEY 3527, DAISY HAMMER 3317, YOUNG JOAN 3534, and TIDY HEIDI 3958.

The least popular fighter this week was SHAGUK 3966.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEBORAH 3825, S.A.D.M. 3872, FUG 3815, MOZART 3641, BULWYF REDHAMMER 
3962, POLE POSITION 3659, STAR 3776, MYSTIC ZEALOT 3804, SMOOCHES 3798, and LAVA 
RUNNER 3864.

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

BILLY LILLY (28-3416) DODGE BULLETS (126)
SHAWINIGAN SMURF (28-3431) CANADIAN BACON (383)