Date   : 07/02/2003    Duedate: 07/15/2003


DM-30    TURN-452

This Weeks Top Honors


(30-3226) [14-8-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VALLISNERIA                    TECK WEE SEAH
THE GREENHOUSE (323)           PERLIS OPEN (407)
(30-3226) [14-8-1,106]         (30-4267) [5-1-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHERKO                         SONIC TACO
RED DOG GANG (356)             TRIP OUT (287)
(30-4288) [16-18-0,72]         (30-4337) [4-3-1,53]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WRESTLMANIACS (73)          50
2. THE GREENHOUSE (323)        22      I TRAINED THEM (331)
3. GONNA GET YA (412)          18      Unchartered Team
4. LHI'S ANGELS (406)          11
5. TOUR DOWN UNDER (421)       10      GONNA GET YA (412)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GONNA GET YA (412)         3   0  1  100   1/ 1 CARNIVAL (399)           10  5 0
 2/ 3*PERLIS OPEN (407)          8   2  0 80.0   2/ 2 RED DOG GANG (356)        7  8 0
 3/ 2*LHI'S ANGELS (406)         8   2  0 80.0   3/ 4 TRIP OUT (287)            6  4 1
 4/ 4 I TRAINED THEM (331)     179  98  7 64.6   4/ 5*WRESTLMANIACS (73)        5  2 1
 5/ 6 TOUR DOWN UNDER (421)     15   9  0 62.5   5/ 3 THE GREENHOUSE (323)      5  6 0
 6- 5 ANDORIAN UNIVERSIT (423)  56  35  0 61.5   6/ 6*PERLIS OPEN (407)         3  0 0
 7/ 7 TRIP OUT (287)            66  62  2 51.6   7/ 9*GONNA GET YA (412)        2  0 0
 8/ 8 CARNIVAL (399)            49  50  2 49.5   8/11 TOUR DOWN UNDER (421)     2  1 0
 9/ 9 THE GREENHOUSE (323)      38  39  1 49.4   9- 7 ANDORIAN UNIVERSIT (423)  1  0 0
10-10 CONCENTRATION (341)       58  66  1 46.8  10/13 I TRAINED THEM (331)      1  1 0
11/11 PERFECT HARMONY (227)     65  86  6 43.0  11/10*LHI'S ANGELS (406)        1  1 0
12/12 RED DOG GANG (356)       287 393  5 42.2  12- 8 CONCENTRATION (341)       0  3 0
13/13*WRESTLMANIACS (73)         9  15  1 37.5  13/12 PERFECT HARMONY (227)     0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #8 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Tankesh parried the guard captain's thrust and riposted, cutting the man's sword
arm.  Minor wound, wouldn't stop him, wouldn't even slow him down.  Damn.  He parried
again.  This guardsman was too good, he had no business being this good!  Off to the
side, Kasarya gave a sudden squeak, and the sounds of struggle there ceased.  Tankesh
still couldn't turn to look, but he had the uneasy feeling that one of the other
guardsmen was going to sneak up on him from the side, if he couldn't take this one
out of the fight in a hurry.  The guard captain knew it, too, and pressed him harder.
     There was a soft explosion, a nearly silent puff of air, but the ground shifted
under his feet.  Tankesh sprang back, disengaging automatically, and the guard
captain did likewise.  Both men looked around quickly.
     At first glance, nothing seemed changed.  At second glance...nothing seemed
quite the same.  The building Tankesh was facing across the street, of sooty red
brick imperfectly plastered, turned browner and somewhat cleaner, though still
imperfectly plastered.  The air, usually cool and damp even in summer, was suddenly
hot and dry.  Excited voices called out in a language that sounded like Akhaddic
but...not quite the same; Tankesh didn't recognize many of the words he was hearing.
He stared at the guard captain, who stared back at him, wide-eyed.
     The ground rocked again, and there was a sound, or not quite a sound, like
ripping silk.  Dirty red brick and damp, cool air.
     Before the guardsmen could react to the second change, Tankesh whirled and
grabbed Kasarya's arm, jerking her away from the man holding her, and plunged down a
convenient alley...which he didn't remember being there before, but he wasn't going
to look this gift horse in the mouth.  With any luck, the guardsmen would be too
shaken to pursue them.  Not that GOOD luck had been a prominent feature of his day so
far.  Which meant it was about time for that to change, dammit.  He was due some good
luck!  The alley turned sharply and plunged into a tunnel formed where the second
stories of the buildings on either side reached out to touch each other.  He watched
alertly for open doors or gates, anything to get them into more shelter and
concealment, because the guardsmen would have recovered quickly, and he thought he
could hear them behind, stumbling over barrels in the alley and pounding on doors.
No, wait, there hadn't BEEN any barrels in the alley....
     Worry about that later.
     The immediate need was to get away.
     The alley took another sharp turn and opened out into a little courtyard filled
with harsh, hot sunlight.
     Not Zuwayza.
     But there were enemies here, just the same.  Men in robes and turbans and the
dark, hawk-nosed faces characteristic of the Karnhorns turned at the sound of running
feet, hands going automatically to the curved swords that each wore at his waist.
Tankesh darted sideways, dragging Kasarya after him, in the hopes of finding an exit
or at least putting a wall at his back.  Tripped over something--he heard the sharp
yapping of a dog as he fell.  His head slammed against something else, hard, and that
was all he knew.

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #9 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Iaye and beyond:

     Goff's boat was not what they'd expected.  Raoul admitted to himself that the
big manager had looked like someone who would own a rowboat for the fishing.  But
this...was a worthy vessel.  It had a mast and sails--probably all with technical
names, not that Raoul cared.  It was a trim vessel and fit to cross the Trier, which
was what counted.  It actually had a crew of two who did things to the sails, took
them up and down, changed their angle, and so on.  Sailor stuff.  They seemed to
enjoy what they were doing, but as far as he was concerned, a boat was
transportation, and that was all.
     "How far is it to Istoreth?" Raoul asked.
     "A hundred twenty-five, maybe a hundred fifty miles, I haven't measured."  Goff
shrugged.  "The wind's against us, it always is this time of year, but even so, it
shouldn't take more than a few days."


     "But this is the goods!" Peranis protested.  He knew his voice was getting
shrill, but he couldn't help it.  These S'varni were maddening.  They didn't CARE.
"With this book," he urged, trying to speak more calmly, even though this was the
third of the city's princes he'd made his pitch to, "you'd have the entire Andorian
intelligence network under your hand, and the power to coerce many of the Andorian
lords into obedience, as well."
     Lord Haluren, a FARMER, for the gods' sake, the Sealord and the Spelllord having
already turned him down, shrugged.  "Why would I want the Andorian intelligence
network?  Would it bring rain in season, or prevent the malformed births of sheep and
     "But..." Peranis swallowed, "but you could sell it to the Osksi, if nothing
else!  They'd give you a good price for it, more than I'm asking."
     "Sell it to the Osksi yourself, then," Haluren advised.  "I understand the winds
are favorable for sailing to Osksi at this season.  Have a good trip."
     Peranis found himself outside the door, with no clear notion of what he was
going to do next.  His dreams of wealth and power were not materializing.  The Black
Book WAS valuable, but if he couldn't find a buyer...he wasn't sure that he could use
that information safely himself.  Certainly not from a base in Andoria.  There were
enough assassins left that his survival would be measured in days, weeks at the most,
once he made his first approach.  Probably not in Osksi, either.  They were the
enemies of Andoria, but they had their own code of honor and nothing but disgust for
a traitor, which is how they'd see him.  He reconsidered his original plan, to take
the Book to the Karnhorns, then shook his head.  Better to leave them out of it.
They had no honor at all, and if someone--Kaliv Jhuizkhal of Kurukar, for example--
decided he wanted the Black Book, he would simply order Peranis' death and take it.
     Which meant staying in Skaithvarn.  But not in Istoreth, apparently.  Well,
there must be someone, some prince of a small kingdom who would like to increase his
power.  Maybe a prince with a daughter he could marry.  Yes, that had appeal.
     With renewed confidence in his glorious future, the assassin set out for the
waterfront.  He would find a boat to take him south along the peninsula, to one of
the other kingdoms.

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #10 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Zuwayza or Somewhere Else:

     "Ah, you are awake then?"
     The voice seemed unreasonably cheerful, given the way Tankesh's head was
pounding.  It was speaking Akhaddic...of a sort.  Understandable, since it was
speaking slowly, or maybe the odd accent was becoming more familiar.  He opened his
eyes cautiously.  He was in a dimly lit room, on a sort of divan or daybed such as
the Karnhorns used.  The walls were pale above, and something simple and dark below,
painted plaster, maybe.  Plainer than the walls in any upper class Karnhorn house
he'd seen.  A two-branched candlestick of bronze provided the light.  The man sitting
beside him and holding the candlestick had the expected dark, hawk-nosed face,
typical Karnhorn.  But he was wearing an unfamiliar sort of headgear, a cap like an
inverted flowerpot, of black patterned with gold, and he had a swathe of green cloth
twisted around the base of it.
     "In the house of Taran in'Dalbi, a merchant, and fortunate for you that you
occurred here, and not in the hands of some worshipper of bloody Jakarran.  We see
few Elves here in Wazara, and most view them with deep suspicion.  Taran is a more
cosmopolitan man, however, why, he has even been to Ys!  He knows well that an Elf is
just a man, and not some dark spirit come to work harm."  The man's mouth twitched
between mustache and pointed beard.  "Very fortunate you are.  For if you had been
received next door, in the house of Zaldin in'Varash, you might be stretched on an
altar by now!"
     Tankesh frowned and tried to heave himself up on one elbow.  The room shimmied
around him alarmingly, but he could see his sword lying on a side table, which told
him that he wasn't a prisoner here.  Wherever "here" was.  "Where?" he demanded
     "Ah, of course.  I was forgetting for a moment that you are a...Visitor.
Wazara, as I said, capital of Valkoril.  This is one of the most famous ports on the
Middle Sea, the last port on the Southern Shore before one comes to the Pillars of
the Sun."
     "From another time, or another world."  The man waved one hand negligently.  "I
am no philosopher to probe into such details, but a mere physician.  But you are not
the first Visitor to come to Valkoril of late, nor even the first to visit Golden
Wazara, so once he had recovered from the shock of your arrival, Taran understood
what was happening."
     "More'n I do," Tankesh muttered.
     "This is your first experience at Traveling?  Then it is no wonder you are
confused, especially if you have known no other Travelers."  The physician tapped his
knee thoughtfully with the fingers of one hand, then nodded.  "Very well, then, let
me see if I can explain--so far as my understanding goes.  The worlds that sprang
forth from the First Cause are as numerous as the grains of sand in Southern Waste,
as like and as different from each other as such grains may be.  When the wind swirls
over the Waste, grains of sand may strike one another, move from one place to lie in
different company, whatever metaphor you wish."  His fingers flicked in a dismissing
gesture.  "At such times of contact, Travel becomes possible, by will or by chance--
in your case, I assume that it must have been chance."  He raised an eyebrow
     Tankesh started to nod and thought better of it.  "Yes.  The woman with me, what
happened to her?"
     The man shrugged.  "When you fell, you lost your grip on her hand.  At once, the
road that you had Traveled together split.  I do not know whether she would return to
the world where your journey began, or go on to some other on her own."
     Someone tapped on the door to the room.
     The doctor rose at once and crossed to it, opening it a hands' breadth.  "What
news, Taran?"
     "The worst, Russem!  We must get rid of the fellow at once!"  The man in the
hallway had a gasping voice, or in the grip of strong emotion.  "Zaldin's pet
astrologer has worked out that there was an Occurrence, and he knows I must be
harboring a Visitor!"
     "Say rather, he suspects it, Taran.  But you are correct, the Visitor cannot
remain here any longer, unless he wishes to decorate an altar to Jakarran."  The
doctor glanced over his shoulder at Tankesh.  "We have neither the knowledge nor the
power to return you to your original world, but we shall send you to one who may
help.  But you must go at once, without delay--"
     A deep drumming sound echoed through the house.
     "That will be the Sultan's men--or the Temple Guards, even!--at the door," the
merchant muttered.  "I dare not refuse them entry."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 232): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 465): TIGER JIM of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 458): SARGENT SUGAR of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 455): VIKING of SAVAGES (Tarzan, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 455): GLORY of DARKENED PRIDE (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 455): R'AKA of THE DREADLANDS (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 451): VALLISNERIA of THE GREENHOUSE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 417): KLUMSY TUMBLES of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 411): GWYN AP NUDD of CAER SIDHE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 403): VEERS of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 180): MERADI of KING AND COUNTRY (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 314): CROW of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 305): WANDERING JO of WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): KING TEC of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 232): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 466): KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (JRK, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 465): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 458): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 455): THE ASININE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 455): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 455): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 451): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 417): BEYOND THE PALE (Graciela, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 411): BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 403): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 180): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 314): SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 305): WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): none
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 351): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 232): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
                           BETHUNES of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
               (turn 231): WEIRD WILLIAM of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 465): THE ARDIVENTI CHEF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
                               HITCHING POST of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
                               PIOTR WYSMYK of 'CROSSED UP (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 465): TIGER JIM of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
              (turn 464): BEAVIS of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 458): DEAF SMITH of THE ZOO (Morris, mgr.)
               (turn 457): MAJOR MUFFINS of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
                           SANDY of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 455): VIKING of SAVAGES (Tarzan, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 454): DEADMAN of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 451): FUNKY ELVIS of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 411): GWYN AP NUDD of CAER SIDHE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 314): BAKY PARFUM of OGRES ARE US (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 304): MIDNIGHT RAMBLER of WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): CENTURION of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
                             BARRETT of DARQUE FORCES IV (Master Darque, mgr.)
                 (turn 133): BEER of STUFF I BROUGHT (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hello, Iaye,

Please let me take this time to say a few things:  Carny, we are all saddened by the
passing of Karn, who showed great promise.  May the RUGs be kind.  Phish Bait, you
fought an incredible fight that could have gone either way.  You should be proud of
your performance.

Good luck to all,

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail IAYE!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for 
CONCENTRATION, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 12th.  TOUR DOWN UNDER 
stable has parlayed this turn's 1-0-0 into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This 
brings them up to 8th place.  Good work, guys!  The WRESTLMANIACS guild has had a 
4-1-1 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind 
of thing can lead.  And let's see, ITHYPHOBIA fought AMBITIOUS GUARD and gained 18 
points and contributed to GONNA GET YA's 1-0-0.  CHIHUAHUA CHICA has lost to LORD 
POLTROON, falling 12 points, while helping make RED DOG GANG a 1-4-0 turn.  Defending 
hers title for another turn, VALLISNERIA kept TRIP OUT's warrior, EGG SHERBERT, from 
claiming the throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes 
their losing fighters do dishes at The Wharf Rat until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  CARNIVAL has cause to stand tall, as they were IAYE's most 
avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And avoiding CARNIVAL 
more than any other team we find WRESTLMANIACS.  IAYE, are we going to accept, or 
respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this turn was CARNIVAL's 
warrior SPIN D'TOPP.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  
In a brave attempt, ISOETES from THE GREENHOUSE challenged up 20 points to fight SPIN 
D'TOPP from the CARNIVAL stable.  ISOETES perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he 
was overcame by SPIN D'TOPP and ended up with 38 recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that IAYE has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in IAYE, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALLISNERIA 3226             14   8  1   106       THE GREENHOUSE (323)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INFERNO 4168                 15   3  0   140       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 PHISH BAIT 3761              15   9  0    99       TRIP OUT (287)
 IRESINE 3227                 13  10  0    93       THE GREENHOUSE (323)
 EGG SHERBERT 3759            14  11  1    91       TRIP OUT (287)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAD MAX 3874                  6   8  1    85       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 PURPLE DONKEY 2751           14  12  0    81       TRIP OUT (287)
 DUMB, DUMB 4235              10  42  0    79       RED DOG GANG (356)
-IVY 3857                     11   7  0    77       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 CHERKO 4288                  16  18  0    72       RED DOG GANG (356)
-PATIN 3473                   16  13  0    67       CONCENTRATION (341)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TECK WEE SEAH 4267            5   1  0    66       PERLIS OPEN (407)
-SAINT LUCIFER 2203            8   7  1    61       PERFECT HARMONY (227)
 PATRICK JONKER 4363           8   2  0    60       TOUR DOWN UNDER (421)
 SPIN D'TOPP 4360              9   2  0    59       CARNIVAL (399)
 LEE 4255                      6   1  0    57       LHI'S ANGELS (406)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HERMAN 3534                  14   7  0    55       CONCENTRATION (341)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STUART O'GRADY 4364           5   3  0    54       TOUR DOWN UNDER (421)
 SONIC TACO 4337               4   3  1    53       TRIP OUT (287)
 LORD POLTROON 4369            5   0  0    52       CARNIVAL (399)
-HALBONT 3736                  6   2  0    50       CONCENTRATION (341)
 THE ROCK 4314                 3   1  0    43       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 ITHYPHOBIA 4299               3   0  1    42       GONNA GET YA (412)
 VINILLA 4324                  9  14  0    41       RED DOG GANG (356)
 ISOETES 3277                  7  10  0    38       THE GREENHOUSE (323)
-JUDGEMENT DAY 2226            5   5  0    35       PERFECT HARMONY (227)
-CRANIAL KINETICIST 4384       4   2  0    34       ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (423)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIHUAHUA CHICA 4344          8   9  0    33       RED DOG GANG (356)
 SNOTMAN 4290                  5   3  1    29       I TRAINED THEM (331)
-WOLFEGANG 3723                7   6  0    27       CONCENTRATION (341)
 ROWDY RODDY 621               3   1  0    27       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 HOT TAMALE 4367               6   6  0    24       RED DOG GANG (356)
 TWINKLES 4336                 5   7  0    24       CARNIVAL (399)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALANCER OF FATE 2279         2   3  0    23       PERFECT HARMONY (227)
 OUTBACK JACK 672              2   2  1    15       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
-GRAEME BROWN 4372             1   0  0    15       TOUR DOWN UNDER (421)
 ONE-GAL-BAND 4370             1   4  0    13       CARNIVAL (399)
-AMANDA 4256                   2   1  0    11       LHI'S ANGELS (406)
-SHEWISH TREE SURGEON 4382     2   1  0    11       ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (423)
-BETA 3249                     2   3  0     9       THE GREENHOUSE (323)
-PHASEOLUS 3250                2   3  0     9       THE GREENHOUSE (323)
 COCO B. WARE 685              1   2  0     9       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
-RILLION 4313                  1   1  0     7       I TRAINED THEM (331)
-PSEUDO-ASTROLOGER 4383        0   2  0     6       ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (423)
-WALTER 4400                   1   1  0     4       CONCENTRATION (341)
-NICK GATES 4371               0   1  0     1       TOUR DOWN UNDER (421)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MINTY PEPPER 4403      0  1 0 CARNIVAL 399          OUTBACK JACK 672      452         
KARN 4368              6  2 0 CARNIVAL 399          SONIC TACO 4337       451         
HURRICANE 4394         0  1 0 WRESTLMANIACS 73      BLACK ORC 379         452 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chica -- Can we fight all the time?  Please?  Pretty please?  What is that...13
skills for me in 3 fights? -- Teck

Hot Tamale -- First, don't serve food while I'm playing.  Second, your tamales are
cold. -- One-Gal-Band

Sonic Taco -- Alas!  Karn to lose badly to a cold taco. -- Carny

Welcome -- To gonna get ya, prosper. -- Carny

Welcome back -- I trained, trip out, perfect harmony.  If you've forgotten Iaye is
pronounced Iaye.  Also Vallisneria has our full support as DM. -- Carny

Lee -- Your unbeaten record would have just invited challenges. -- Spin D'Topp

Balancer of Fate -- Who knows when Fate is in balance? -- Twinkles

     You can tell when it doesn't fall over. -- Ed.

All -- Yes we are the most avoided team for good reason.  Note our 23 point third
place team on the move.  We suspect another world record. -- Carny

Teck Wee Seah -- I, we regret to inform you, few with a middle name reach the isle.
-- Tuto Two Heads

Iresine -- Amazing!  I wasn't sure Dumb knew what he was supposed to do with that
weapon. -- Goff

Teck Wee Seah -- You are one strange hombre, and I will keep my distance, thanks just
the same. -- Chihuahua Chica

One Gal Band -- Don't quit your day job, chica! -- Hot Tamale

Patrick Jonker -- Next time, don't take a tour down under the tables at the tavern
the night before you have to fight. -- Cherko

Isoetes -- Sometimes the situation calls for plain... Vinilla

Twinkles -- I don't know, a good sicill now and then can be fun. -- Hot Tamale

Goof, I mean Goff and the rest of the managers here -- I am taking on the overall
responsibility for this team, though Goff will remain as trainer, at least for a
while.  I'd like to have a hand in getting some better warriors to fight beside me in
Andorak! -- Leeta, new manager of Red Dog Gang

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
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
     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
     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

HURRICANE was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PHISH BAIT vanquished DUMB, DUMB in a 2 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
PATRICK JONKER narrowly defeated SONIC TACO in a 6 minute Challenge duel.
ISOETES was savagely defeated by SPIN D'TOPP in a exciting 2 minute Challenge fight.
LEE devastated VINILLA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
THE ROCK devastated TWINKLES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ONE-GAL-BAND was unbelievably bested by HOT TAMALE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
VALLISNERIA won victory over EGG SHERBERT in a 1 minute expert's Title duel.
PURPLE DONKEY was defeated by IRESINE in a popular 1 minute expert's duel.
FUNKY ELVIS overpowered CHERKO in a popular 1 minute gory uneven match.
TECK WEE SEAH demolished RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CHIHUAHUA CHICA was demolished by LORD POLTROON in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SNOTMAN beat BALANCER OF FATE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.
ITHYPHOBIA overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
COCO B. WARE bested FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 4 minute beginner's duel.
OUTBACK JACK executed MINTY PEPPER in a 1 minute bloody mismatched brawl.
ROWDY RODDY overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -   7 -  1      74  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  27 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 452 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  VALLISNERIA 3226           14   8  1  106 THE GREENHOUSE (323)
WALL OF STEEL    PHISH BAIT 3761            15   9  0   99 TRIP OUT (287)
BASHING ATTACK   EGG SHERBERT 3759          14  11  1   91 TRIP OUT (287)
LUNGING ATTACK   PURPLE DONKEY 2751         14  12  0   81 TRIP OUT (287)
TOTAL PARRY      PATRICK JONKER 4363         8   2  0   60 TOUR DOWN UNDER (421)
PARRY-STRIKE     SONIC TACO 4337             4   3  1   53 TRIP OUT (287)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHERKO 4288.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SONIC TACO 4337.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPIN D'TOPP 4360, PATRICK 
3761, IRESINE 3227, SNOTMAN 4290, HURRICANE 4394, and DUMB, DUMB 4235.

The least popular fighter this week was MINTY PEPPER 4403.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COCO B. WARE 685, CHIHUAHUA CHICA 4344, CHERKO 4288, TWINKLES 
DONKEY 2751, and EGG SHERBERT 3759.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:


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

FUNKY ELVIS (30-2754) TRIP OUT (287)