DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/20/2003    Duedate: 01/16/2004

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-234

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MACIOBELLY
UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
(31-4392) [20-6-3,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MACIOBELLY                     RUMPLESTILTSKIN
UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)         5 BELOW ZERO (518)
(31-4392) [20-6-3,142]         (31-4855) [7-0-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OBAN                           ?
SINGLE MALTS (501)             5 BELOW ZERO (518)
(31-4530) [12-11-1,102]        (31-4857) [3-4-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WORDS TO THE WISE (545)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)      41
2. RESPECT THE DEAD (546)      36      UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
3. THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)         36      Unchartered Team
4. SINGLE MALTS (501)          32
5. MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)          32      WORDS TO THE WISE (545)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WORDS TO THE WISE (545)   19   3  1 86.4   1/ 1*WORDS TO THE WISE (545)  13  2 1
 2/ 2 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)   138  64 11 68.3   2/ 5 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)   11  2 1
 3/ 0*RESPECT THE DEAD (546)     3   2  0 60.0   3/17 SINGLE MALTS (501)       10  5 0
 4/ 3 SOL INVICTUS (469)        73  54  9 57.5   4/ 2 THE STORMGUARDS (78)      9  6 1
 5/ 0*5 BELOW ZERO (518)        19  15  0 55.9   5/ 3 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)       9  6 0
 6/ 5 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  150 120 10 55.6   6/ 4 STORMWATCH (440)          9  6 0
 7/ 7 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     562 462 22 54.9   7/ 6 SOL INVICTUS (469)        8  7 3
 8/ 8 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378) 264 218 10 54.8   8/ 9 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)   8  7 1
 9/ 4 NUMBERS GAME (403)       198 164 13 54.7   9/10 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)   8  7 0
10/ 6 DARQUE FORCES (422)      116  98  6 54.2  10/12 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378)  7  6 1
11/ 9 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  301 284 24 51.5  11/20 KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)     6  9 0
12/10 ASSASSIN NATION (515)    343 335 48 50.6  12/19 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        6  9 0
13/11 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     208 207 14 50.1  13/13 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      5  2 2
14-12*CANDIES (537)             15  15  3 50.0  14-14*WOODPILE (521)            5  4 1
15/13 OVERLORDS (509)          315 327 19 49.1  15- 7*CANDIES (537)             5  5 2
16-14*WOODPILE (521)            19  20  2 48.7  16/ 8 ASSASSIN NATION (515)     5 10 1
17-15 WILLBENDERS (479)         67  73  4 47.9  17/11 DARQUE FORCES (422)       4  6 0
18/16 STORMWATCH (440)         125 144  9 46.5  18/18 OVERLORDS (509)           4 11 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-17*COUP D'TAT (543)          11  13  3 45.8  19/ 0*RESPECT THE DEAD (546)    3  2 0
20/19 SINGLE MALTS (501)        52  66  1 44.1  20-15 WILLBENDERS (479)         3  7 1
21/18 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)      239 316 33 43.1  21-16*COUP D'TAT (543)          2  8 0
22/ 0 SOLIPSISM II (458)        65  86  6 43.0  22/21 NUMBERS GAME (403)        2 10 0
23/20 KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)     31  48  0 39.2  23/ 0*5 BELOW ZERO (518)        1  4 0
24/21 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        38  60  1 38.8  24/ 0 SOLIPSISM II (458)        0  3 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[ Chimlevtal #8 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Chimlevtal:

     "I heard enough to know that the agent came from Arvat," Tempus finished, "and
maybe ultimately from Zukal."  With their managers on Polaris, the Lord Protectors
had met to go over the problem of the assassin who threatened Lord Kinnishan and
determine how to deal with it themselves.
     "Then we will go to Arvat, and if necessary to Zukal," Premysl Otokar said.
"That is given.  It is our duty and privilege to guard this city and its ruler.  The
only question is how best to go about it."  He glanced around at the other warriors,
who nodded agreement.
     "It will be a great riding," Master Janos noted.  His fingers moved a little as
though touching the strings of a bard's harp.  "A great tale, perhaps even an epic.
The Prince of Ar will regret not being here for it...."
     "His work in Monuntial is important," Tempus answered.  "We couldn't call him
away from it--we have to know the intentions and abilities of the Usurper."
     "Speaking of intentions and abilities...." Bellerophon smiled a little as the
others reacted in surprise; he had been silent for so long that they had forgotten he
was present.
     His closest companion, Skirnir, turned to him.  "You think SHE is involved?  She
has no interests in Chimlevtal!"
     "But we followed her here, so she must have found such interests."
     Skirnir's fingers tightened on the grip of his sword.  "We should have killed
her when we had the chance--"
     "She was our comrade then, and we could not have killed her without imperiling
our mission."  Bellerophon ran his fingers slowly along the horsehair crest on his
helm.  "She has done no harm to any, that we could see, here in Chimlevtal."
     "Who are you talking about?" Tempus demanded before Skirnir could answer.
     "Tamea Soulkeeper," Skirnir answered, scowling.  "A witch, evil--"
     "A demon, I think," Bellerophon said.  "At least, I think some demon blood flows 
in her veins, if she is not wholly so."
     Now Tempus scowled.  "There are others with demon blood in Chimlevtal," he
began.
     "She has not been in contact with anyone here," Bellerophon answered.  "Not
beyond the innkeeper where she rented a room, and the waiter where she has been
eating.  As well assume two people are conspirators because they're both Harkene, or
Kannar."
     "That is true," Master Janos said, before Tempus could speak.  "But there are
some races that are more prone to certain activities than others.  However, we are
straying from our subject--the assassin.  The threat to Lord Kinnishan comes from
Arvat and Zukal, you say?"
     "Arvat, certainly," Tempus agreed, "with a possibility that the roots are in
Zukal."
     "Then let us make that our immediate concern."

Elsewhere in Chimlevtal:

     "Why didn't he come to me directly?" Lord Kinnishan demanded.  "It seems rather
suspicious that he--"
     Shau'nin Snowbeard shook his head.  "No, it's some gladiatorial political thing.
Not important to us at this time.  It's the information that counts, and I do not
think he would have been fool enough to give false information.  His concern with
maintaining stability in Chimlevtal seems genuine."
     Kinnishan frowned but shrugged.  "You have more to do with the gladiators than I
do, so I'll take your word for it.  An unruly element in our society, in truth, but
as loyal and valuable as any other.  But as to the information--that the assassin was
sent from Arvat--"
     "Duke Arrnet of Arvat would not be party to such a thing," Kinnishan said
firmly.
     "Duke Arrnet does not know all that goes on in the town," the old Chancellor
countered.  "Since the Invasion, things have been different there.  True, the Duke's
power has been restored to some extent, unlike the situation on Barikala, but the
influence of Bey Sekahos, who now rules Zukal, remains strong in Arvat.  I feel
certain that much goes on in the delta which Duke Arrnet doesn't even guess at."
     "We need to do more than guess what goes on there," Kinnishan countered.  "We
must KNOW.  Agents must be sent to discover the facts of this assassination plot and
of other matters which will weigh on Chimlevtal."  He smiled thinly.  "Let us send
gladiators...."

Monuntial:

     The door closed softly behind him.  The Prince of Ar turned and examined his...
accoster.  A woman, he saw with surprise, nearly six feet tall, and she moved like a
warrior.  A very accomplished warrior.  "What do you want to talk about?"
     "How to coordinate our efforts," she said briskly.  "I can tell by the places
you've gone and the questions you've asked that you are the enemy of Nishtar and
Quelsarrain."  She smiled grimly.  "And an enemy of my enemies is my friend.  I am
Tyrai.  I used to be the Arenamistress here."
     "Coordinating our efforts implies a common goal," Ar said.  "Mine is simply to
gather information.  I am not, myself, an insurrectionist here."
     Tyrai smiled grimly.  "I am rebellious enough for both of us.  Here is the
information I have--in brief, since I assume you don't want the details of who is
collaborating with the Usurper, who is hiding Loyalists, and so on."  She paused for
a moment, as though to marshal her information.  "The Invasion, in this part of
Alastari, was originally under the command of Pasha Arjuna, who has since cast off
his Eastern allegiances and become ruler of Zarens--"
     "I know Arjuna," the Prince interrupted.
     "Good!  Then perhaps you can answer a question for me:  Will he intervene to
curtail his former subordinate, Bey Nishtar?"
     Ar shrugged.  "I don't know.  Perhaps.  He's been busy so far simply
consolidating his position in Zarens.  He has the support of most of the nobles
there, but--"
     "But there are always a few who think THEY should be the ruler, not some
stranger.  Understood.  But Nishtar and the Usurper, especially Nishtar, do not
intend to stop with controlling the Monuntial Peninsula.  Nishtar has imperial
ambitions, and he's been negotiating something with Morya, even making overtures to
Dullens and Khalani.  As for the lesser states immediately to the south of Zarens..."
she shrugged, "would you want to bet your life on their decision, if Nishtar offers
them an alliance?"
     "No.  And if I were Lord Kinnishan of Chimlevtal, I wouldn't make that bet,
either.  I see that we have more to work together on than I had expected."  He sat on
one of the two stools which, with a rough table, were the room's only furnishing.
"Tell me more, Arenamistress."

Readers, this situation is going to require prompt action by gladiators--lots of
gladiators.  Volunteers are sought.  A personal to that effect, or a diplo to Scribe,
will do it.  Thanks.

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #74 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Malcorn:

     The Prince of Malcorn listened carefully as Fist of Kjarran and his companions
described the monster on the road to Murska, what it had done up till now and how
they had dealt with it.  When Fist repeated Cadal's statement that the matter was not
settled and could not be settled in simple combat, the prince sighed and nodded.
"That's true," he admitted.  "The dregur can be driven off with steel, but they can't
be finally settled that way.  It takes magic to bind and unbind them, because an
essential part of their nature is magical."
     Stiffly, Aghtamar said, "We heard that it was you who set them loose
originally--"
     "For what I considered good and sufficient reason, yes, I did," Malcorn agreed.
"How many invaders did you encounter on the road here from Korga?"
     "Invaders?"  The Korgan woman shook her head, puzzled.  "None.  I hear they're
pulling out all along the coast, going back to their homelands, I suppose, and about
time!"
     "About time," Malcorn agreed.  "It was the dregur who finally convinced them of
that.  Not all dregur are criminals like the one you fought, probably no more than
might be found in a similar group of humans.  I made an agreement, which the
responsible leaders of the dregur entered into fully and fairly.  They will help us
deal with the few among them who are criminal."
     "They'll...help?" Zilla asked faintly.  "Wonderful.  Just wonderful."
     "They said they'd clean up their own snakes."  The gladiators turned to peer
into the dark corner.  The man sitting there, who had been so silent he hadn't been
noticed, was plainly a Karnhorn.  A Karnhorn of a familiar type--by his clothing,
which was fashionable but not highly so, and very plainly made, a man of the lower
ranks of the nobility, and impoverished, Aghtamar decided.  Probably a minor
bureaucrat.  Which made his presence here, on terms of familiarity with the Prince of
Malcorn, a puzzle.  Not her puzzle to solve, she hoped.
     "I know they did, Tiljanz, and I believe they intend to do so," Malcorn replied. 
"But I don't see any harm in providing them with...witnesses to their fulfillment of
the agreement."
     "To make sure they have no second thoughts?" Tiljanz asked.  He sounded a little
amused, but only a little.  "No harm in that," he agreed.  "I shall certainly go
along to see that the terms of the agreement are met."
     "No offense intended," Fist said quickly, "but this will be a job for warriors.
You don't look like--"
     "I am not a warrior," the young Karnhorn answered calmly.  "And I take no
offense at your warning, intended as it is to preserve my life.  But life is not
enough, there must be self-respect, as well."
     "Tiljanz al Burgos is as steady a man as you'll find," Malcorn cut in.  "He
won't run, and he won't get in your way.  We'll take him with us."
     "With...us?" Aghtamar asked faintly.
     "Yes, I'm coming, too," the Prince of Malcorn answered.

     Fist of Kjarran had expected to leave immediately, or at least first thing the
next morning.  But two full days passed before Lord Malcorn and the Karnhorn
bureaucrat were ready to go.  Two days during which he considered going without them.
But there were always several Shews, large, Lord Protector Shews, standing between
him and the door when those thoughts came to him.
     And then when they did finally set out, Fist of Kjarran, Aghtamar, Zilla, Cadal,
Malcorn, and Tiljanz al Burgos, Fist found himself wishing that some of those big,
tough-looking Shews were coming, too.

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #75 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Zukal:

     Ghenis threw down the handful of papers in disgust.  Invoices for the purchase
of black candles and sacrificial knives, chickens, rabbits...potatoes?  An angry note
from the man in charge of the cult's storeroom, demanding an investigation to
determine what had happened to three yards of black cloth and a pound of onions that
should have been there and weren't.  A requisition for a cushion "to kneel on while
praying"--gods!  Members of dark cults were supposed to be TOUGH.  All these
pettifogging little details were an insult to the whole IDEA of a dark cult.  He had
a dark suspicion that Pelishtekan had deliberately dumped this work on him, this
FILING, to get back at him for something.  The Ferencian was always "getting back at
people," and often for the slightest of slights.  It just showed you what kind of
people Easterners were!
     Ghenis looked at the papers that were now scattered on the floor of his cubicle
and came to a decision.  He had had enough.  He walked out into the hall, taking care
to tread on as many of the papers as he could in the process.  These "administrative
details" were the Ferencian's doing, but there might, still, be a proper dark god at
the head of the cult.  He would find out, and if there was such a deity, he would
give it proper worship, with blood--and not chicken or rabbit blood--and dark deeds.
And if not...Pelishtekan would find out that Hell had NOTHING like the fury of a dark
cultist scorned.
     Ghenis began to consider ways in which he might discover the truth at the heart
of the cult.

Elsewhere in Zukal:

     Jorja rubbed her forehead tiredly, which didn't do a thing to relieve the
headache.  She wasn't sure just how SHE had been appointed to organize the overthrow
of Sekahos, one of Inzolas' men and the current ruler of Zukal.  What business was it
of hers?  She was Adantri, dammit.  She sighed.  Doreg's doing, probably.  Doreg
was--or had been--one of the Bandit Princes of Zukal.  Their association had been
brief; she hadn't even liked the man much.  But apparently that was enough.  By
Mantor's blazing sword, it was MORE than enough.
     If getting rid of Sekahos was what it took to shut up the yammering Bandit
Princes, then she would do it.
     The first thing she needed was information.  Spies.  She began to go over the
list of gladiators she might call on for assistance.

Somewhere between Veastian and North Fork:

     Emir Kyreses of Veastian shrugged and sighed.  "I know.  You meet the Mad
Khaliv's minions on land, and I have no doubt they're a major problem.  But--"
     "AND we shelter YOU from them," Gorich of North Fork cut in.  "WE bear the
burden of his demon soldiers, not--"
     "We meet them at sea," Kyreses countered.  "Most of our ships are destroyed or
dare not return from southern ports, no sailors can be found who will ship out of--or
into--Veastian.  To say nothing of the damage this has done to our economy, we--"
     "Something must be done."  Gorich glared at Kyreses, daring him to counter THAT
statement.
     The Karnhorn did not.  "I agree.  But I don't know what will answer our needs
best.  To kill the Mad Khaliv is obvious, and it MAY be enough...or it may simply
free all the demons he's bound to his service."
     "Aye."  The swampman was silent for a moment.  Then he shrugged.  "But at least
it's a place to start.  But to assassinate the Mad Khaliv will take men very nearly
as mad as he is."
     "Gladiators," Kyreses said.  "That is who we must send."

This is a general call for warriors who want to be in adventures.  Any warriors from
any arenas, Basic or Advanced, any region, are welcome.  A personal or a diplo to
Scribe will do the trick.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 480): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 478): DENOGGINIZER of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 474): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 475): ROWARDENN of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 473): FOGGY DEW of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 472): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 235): POPPY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 464): PYGMY SHREW of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 460): FIZGIGG of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 458): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 451): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 415): SKYWISE of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 339): WORMY of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 319): SWINGLINED SUE of PISSED AT WORK (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 140): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 365): MYMID EL NAIMIS of THE DANGER DOGS from BONSUR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 480): DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 478): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 474): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 475): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 473): KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 472): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 235): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 464): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 460): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 458): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 451): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 415): none
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 339): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 319): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 140): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 365): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 479): E. VICTOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 477): SMELLY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 475): WEDNESDAY of THE DARK TIDES (Diaretic, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 473): FOGGY DEW of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
                            ADOBE of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
                (turn 472): TWO GLASS EYES of SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 463): GOLDIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): FREY of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 210): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): THE MIGHTY SORE of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
                   (turn 204): BEAR KEEPER of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 139): SUNGLASSES of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Take a look at SINGLE MALTS' act, as they have 
a 5-0-0 week and gain 14 places in the team ranking.  For every winner there is a 
loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at CANDIES, who went down to 7th from 
15th.  Life is tough.  WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! is no joke as it posted a 4-0-1 week 
advancing from 12th place to 10th place.  Most new teams do poorly at first.  RESPECT 
THE DEAD, however, has gotten off to a reasonable start at 3-2-0.  Nice job!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for MACIOBELLY, who flew up 28 points in the rankings after 
mashing PHOENICIA like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was LOCO, who dropped 15 points after a disappointing (to say 
the least) bout with CALLEIGHT.  FREY got through to the Duelmaster this turn.  No 
doubt he was more than anxious to kick SODOM's tail out of the throne!  It's a proud 
day for the STORMWATCH stable, as their warrior, FREY, ascended the Duelmaster's 
throne.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay. 
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the CHIMLEVTAL arena.  And 
hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid THE STORMBRINGERS, please raise you hand. 
Wow.  Does CHIMLEVTAL really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  
Well, unsling your rasberries, cause KOSMOS'S MATRIX beats feet every time THE 
STORMBRINGERS smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this TOBIAS HAWKWIND you 
ask, with 91 points and a 9-7-1 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  Can any one 
out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying VALKYRIE will do.  She challenged 20 
points down to trash GAZA.  Definition of petty:  VALKYRIE overcame GAZA, a mismatch 
of 20 points.  PRODIGIOUS of WORDS TO THE WISE had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 13 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought PRODIGIOUS showed 
great skill and promise when he defeated LOVE POTION #9.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  PEKKO defied all odds and slew LIGHTBRINGER in the Dark 
Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as LIGHTBRINGER's meat is 
notoriously tough.  For those of you who missed it, Death showed up, grabbed 
PHOENICIA by the ear and took her away to a place where she won't need a coat.  Well, 
just when you thought it was safe to put a new warrior in the arena.  No no!  
CAPRICIOUS, a mere girl, was slain by ALT this turn.  Congrats to ABYSSINIAN for 
revenging the death of his teammate (but more importantly, feeding PSYCH MAJOR a bit 
of dirt).  Well, the dead guy BUTTERS just took SOUTH PARK off his Christmas card 
list.  The poor guy's bloodfeud just expired with zippo results.  Remember:  
alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what 
happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in CHIMLEVTAL have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la 
bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACIOBELLY 4392              20   6  3   142       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STIGMA OF STUPID 4948         9   3  1   110       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-SIR PELLEAS 4352             14  14  1   106       WILLBENDERS (479)
 HUNGRY BONES 4720            13   6  1   105       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 LAPHROAIG 4529               13  11  0   105       SINGLE MALTS (501)
 TIGBASA 4868                 15   4  0   104       STORMWATCH (440)
 UNCAS 4189                   22  17  0   103       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 OBAN 4530                    12  11  1   102       SINGLE MALTS (501)
 SODOM 4368                   16  10  0    97       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 PEKKO 4227                   16  10  5    96       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-POPCORN KERNEL 3313          19  28  0    93       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 PALLADICE 3968               18  33  3    92       STORMWATCH (440)
 GAELIN BLACKTALON 4140       15  23  5    92       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOBIAS HAWKWIND 4941          9   7  1    91       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOMITO 4840                  14   7  0    90       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 SUBOTAI 4380                 16  14  0    86       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 HELM HAMMERHAND 5025          9   3  0    84       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 LUCKY 7 4895                 11   7  0    82       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 NAPULAK 4467                 18   6  0    81       STORMWATCH (440)
-DEE-DEE 4354                 11  17  1    71       WILLBENDERS (479)
 DASKON 4464                  12  13  1    70       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 REZOS THE THRACIAN 4993      10   5  0    70       OVERLORDS (509)
 VILI 4597                    13  11  1    69       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 INMAR 4388                   11  12  0    69       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 MALICE 4986                   8   7  1    69       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 TRASHIUS 4980                10   6  0    68       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 DROKK 4014                    9   6  2    68       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 GLENLIVET 4528                8  16  0    67       SINGLE MALTS (501)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOMORRAH 4337                11  16  1    66       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 CHERRY 2000 4994              9   5  0    66       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 TALISKER 4923                10   8  0    62       SINGLE MALTS (501)
 VALKYRIE 4958                10   6  1    58       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-BRILLIANT ORANGE 4961         7   6  0    58       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 ALT 4839                     12   9  1    57       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 KIRKEN TUORNIN 4849          10  10  1    57       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 PLOTINUS 4341                 8   5  0    57       KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGOG 5031                    7   3  1    56       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 GREYSCALES 4917              11   7  0    52       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 ZARENDARGAR 4888              8  11  1    52       OVERLORDS (509)
-SIR SAGRAMOR 5146             4   0  0    51       WILLBENDERS (479)
 MENDAL OMSHIL 5043            8   7  0    48       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-SIR VILLARS 4351              9  19  0    47       WILLBENDERS (479)
 ABYSSINIAN 4918              10   8  0    46       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 RYU-KISHIN 5033               7   4  0    45       OVERLORDS (509)
 PARADOXE 4287                 8   8  0    42       KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)
 LAGAVULIN 5019                6   6  0    41       SINGLE MALTS (501)
 KAMBARD MURH 5045             8  12  0    40       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 RUMPLESTILTSKIN 4855          7   0  0    40       5 BELOW ZERO (518)
 JO LUDAN 5046                 9  11  1    39       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 NEON SHADOW 4290              7   9  0    39       KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)
 LES NAYLE 5044                6  14  0    38       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-MILKY WAY 5059                4   2  2    38       CANDIES (537)
 GAZA 4571                     9  10  0    37       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 SPATHA 4996                  10   3  1    36       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 NORGEN PELH 5042              7   8  0    36       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 ONE HIT WONDER 5000           6   7  4    36       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 PSYCH MAJOR 5018              4   3  1    36       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GENERAL PURPOSE 5124          2   1  1    33       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 COMMANDER SPUD 5149           2   2  0    29       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 I'MIC 4583                    4   9  0    28       SOLIPSISM II (458)
 CALLEIGHT 5128                4   2  0    28       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 GENERAL ELECTRIC 4889         3   7  1    28       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 SHALLOW THREAT 4329           5   8  0    27       KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)
 BLISTER 4853                  4   2  0    26       5 BELOW ZERO (518)
-ROBES-PIERRE 5134             4   1  0    26       COUP D'TAT (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAUNI 5035                    5   5  0    24       SOL INVICTUS (469)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARYAN BARBARIAN 4877          5   2  1    23       WOODPILE (521)
 IGOMINY 5144                  4   0  1    23       WORDS TO THE WISE (545)
-COOL HAND LUKE 4920           3   4  1    23       WOODPILE (521)
 ARCHETYPE 5140                4   0  0    22       WORDS TO THE WISE (545)
 FAOLAN AP GRYFFYDD 5152       4   0  0    22       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-MA BARKER 5073                4   1  0    22       WOODPILE (521)
 UBER ALLES 4505               2   4  0    22       KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)
 LEXICON 5142                  4   1  0    21       WORDS TO THE WISE (545)
 JAN PREMYSL OTOKAR 5085       4   4  0    20       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-SNICKERS 5060                 3   3  0    20       CANDIES (537)
-STARBURST 5061                2   4  0    20       CANDIES (537)
 PRODIGIOUS 5141               4   1  0    19       WORDS TO THE WISE (545)
 BARTOFELES 5173               2   0  1    19       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 BLUE 4852                     4   3  0    18       5 BELOW ZERO (518)
 ? 4857                        3   4  0    18       5 BELOW ZERO (518)
-POLL POTT 5131                2   2  0    18       COUP D'TAT (543)
 LOCO 4991                     4   4  0    17       SOLIPSISM II (458)
-WROUGHT-HIDE GOUL 5088        4   0  0    17       WOODPILE (521)
 URACCA EVENSTAR 5148          2   3  0    15       STORMWATCH (440)
 TARL OF KO-RO-BA 5170         1   1  0    15       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 PERFORATE 5100                3   4  0    13       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 OPHEELIA 5167                 1   0  0    13       RESPECT THE DEAD (546)
-COL. KA DA FEE 5132           2   3  2    11       COUP D'TAT (543)
 THE THING 5189                1   0  1    11       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 TRIG 5190                     1   0  0    10       RESPECT THE DEAD (546)
-IDI A MEAN 5133               2   3  0     9       COUP D'TAT (543)
 ANDERS DIEMED 5174            1   1  0     9       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 AJIHAD 5168                   1   0  0     9       RESPECT THE DEAD (546)
-SIR BREUNIS 5145              2   2  0     8       WILLBENDERS (479)
 MANI 5102                     1   5  0     8       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187          1   0  0     8       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 HARALD FAIRHAIR 5188          1   0  0     8       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-JOLLY RANCHER 5183            1   0  1     6       CANDIES (537)
 DINGUS 5055                   1   3  0     6       SOLIPSISM II (458)
 DUKE GORLOIS 5153             1   3  0     6       OVERLORDS (509)
 LOVE POTION #9 5151           0   4  0     5       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-TAFFY 5182                    1   0  0     3       CANDIES (537)
 URESIA 5166                   0   1  0     3       RESPECT THE DEAD (546)
-EUA 5154                      0   3  0     3       COUP D'TAT (543)
 DARK OMEN 5185                0   1  0     1       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
-TEFLON DON 5175               0   1  0     1       WOODPILE (521)
 FORESHADOW 5186               0   1  0     1       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
-CHUCKLES 5099                 0   1  0     1       SOLIPSISM II (458)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DUMBA$$ 5191           0  1 0 5 BELOW ZERO 518      ARENAMASTER LEVTA 358 234 NONE    
TEMPEST 5125           0  3 0 ASSASSIN NATION 515   COL. KA DA FEE 5132   231 REVENGED
CONSUME 5171           0  1 0 ASSASSIN NATION 515   BARTOFELES 5173       233         
EN PASSANT 5172        0  1 0 ASSASSIN NATION 515   JOLLY RANCHER 5183    233         
SKITTLES 5058          4  1 0 CANDIES 537           ONE HIT WONDER 5000   232         
HOT TAMALE 5155        0  2 0 CANDIES 537           IGOMINY 5144          232         
JULIUS C. 5130         1  1 1 COUP D'TAT 543        LAJINN THE GENIE 5126 230 REVENGED
LIGHTBRINGER 357       0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          PEKKO 4227            234 NONE    
TOOTH FAIRY 5037       0  1 0 DARKNESS FALLS 500    GENERAL PURPOSE 5124  230 NOT REVE
PHOENICIA 4502        12  9 1 DARQUE FORCES 422     MACIOBELLY 4392       234         
PERSONIFICATION 5184   0  1 0 NUMBERS GAME 403      BLACK ORC 355         234 NONE    
LAJINN THE GENIE 5126  2  4 2 OVERLORDS 509         GENERAL ELECTRIC 4889 234         
YAZUAC 5164            0  1 0 RESPECT THE DEAD 546  THE THING 5189        234         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BUTTERS 5089           3  1 0 SOUTH PARK 539        MALICE 4986           230 NOT REVE
ZARLIFF THE LICH 5032  5  5 0 THE STORMBRINGERS 359 PSYCH MAJOR 5018      233 JUST REV
LOVELY BONES 4850     10  5 3 UNFIT TO BE ORCS 450  SIR PELLEAS 4352      233         
BIG TUNA 4881          2  5 0 WOODPILE 521          MILKY WAY 5059        232         
CAPRICIOUS 5143        3  1 0 WORDS TO THE WISE 545 ALT 4839              234         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ice -- You keep writing personals and all I see is "whine, whine, whine." -- Master
Darque
P.S.  Yeah, Dichabod did want to face me, and I gave him a long list of arenas to
find me in.  He refused.  Unlike yourself, I can run in an arena without my alliance
mates to protect me.

Bi-Polar Bear -- Save the butt-kissing for your personal meetings with Ice and Bosk.
Spare us in the newsletter. -- Master Darque

Ice -- Yeah, I call up dad every month when I get a newsletter and tell him about the
insatiable fetish you have with him.  It is pretty sad that your "Jimbophilia" has
carried on for so long.  I'm sure he would be pleased to know that you are still
obsessed with him.  Apparently he did his work well for you to still be seething and
mentioning him in personal ads (especially since he doesn't play any longer).  I can
only hope to get you as fixated with me. -- Master Darque
P.S.  I could bring back Omni and Phantasm if you would like, but you have enough
trouble with my Darque Forces.

Goat -- Diplo on the way, you should have it by the time this runs. -- Master Darque

Chimlevtal -- Just a reminder if you would like to cast ballots for the new inductees
into the Chimlevtal Hall of Fame, please have them to us by 15 January 2004.  You can
nominate up to three for Best Manager, Best Team and Best Warrior. -- The Icelord &
High Lord Bosk 

I wanted to announce my nominations for the Hall of Fame, so here goes!
     Best Manager -- Berylstar (mgr. of Single Malts)
        Reason:  has compiled a 30-29 record over last 12 turns showing great
        commitment to the arena both in regular turns and tourneys, and turning
        around what was a 17-37 record!
     Best Team -- Stormwatch
        Reason:  36-24 record over last 12 turns is the best of those who fought
        every fight, and the only two teams that had done better percentage-wise have
        already been inducted (Unfit To Be Orcs, and The Stormguards).
     Best Warrior -- Two choices here:
     1.  Sampsa -- 17-0-2 record; enough said.
     2.  5-Star Rating -- 20-5 record, plus a 23-9 record in tourneys before AD.
I appreciate the C.O.L. continuing this tradition each year, and encourage you to let
your voices be heard and enter your nominations ASAP! -- Destitute Noble (mgr.
Numbers Game)
P.S.  I sent a diplo note also; I trust these votes will be counted even though I did
post them in the personal ads....

The Icelord & High Lord Bosk -- It is not worth going down to his level. -- Polar
Bear & Stormwatch

Lajinn the Genie -- Of course Stormwatch sent a BF to Julius C.  (The "c" stands for
clone and clown.)  He avoided our BF.  This is just a fact.  Of course facts never
get in the way of the Crying Cartel.  Well done on slaying the clone. -- Stormwatch

Stigma of Stupid -- A TV challenge for me?  How sweet.  You're not as dim-witted as
your name suggests. -- Palladice

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all. -- Polar Bear

The Icelord and Polar Bear -- Happy holidays to you both.  May the COL have a great
new year! -- High Lord Bosk

Chimlevtal -- Let's see if we can get a nice substantial response to The Chimlevtal
Hall of Fame!  It is a nice thing to have, no other arenas have one that I'm aware
of!  Happy holidays! -- High Lord Bosk

Capricious -- Sorry about stepping on your toes with my Iron Boots.  Your beauty
mesmerized me. -- Idi A Clean

Taffy -- That flavor you were using is stuck all over my armor.  Good fight. -- Eva

Teflon Don -- Teflon does not stick to steel, it slides.  The mead is on me. --
Robes-Pierre

Perforate -- Good fight.  You have an invite to the officer's club.  You really
impressed me.  I will have to train harder.  Some things still amaze me. -- Col Ka Da
Fee

All -- I "Poll Pott" have defeated, yes, in a successful bloodfeud "LaJin the Genie."
This is only after he was found trying to flee by the thugs.  Our most trustworthy,
honorable, loyal, best friend of a manager, "Goat" sent them to locate him.  To be
found dressed as a lady fleeing off to some orc king's harem.  This is not very
overlordish. -- Poll Pott

Anders Diemed -- Excellent fight too.  You must be under the tutelage of a very smart
manager.  My horn is tilted in his honor, yours also. -- Idi A Mean

Skullagrim -- Accepted.  Just cancelled both HW I was playing in.  I will be pounding
these Council of Fools until they submit and subvert to the way of "Goat."  You know
all fields have rocks in them.  A sledge in each hand is what I will use.  Good luck.
-- Goat

Council -- I came to this arena of my own accord.  The Lord of Darkness did not bring
me.  I came to fight with C.F.H. hoping to learn more about the game.  Since I have
been here all I have heard is your constant crying about the Cartel.  Since I am a
member, have 5 warriors.  You pick a member of your council, who has 5 warriors (1
stable) (don't get confused).  We will fight until I kill every warrior on his or its
stable.  Warriors that are killed by another stable can be replaced.  Once a warrior
is killed by the stable of your choosing or by me they can't be replaced.  Once the
stable is gone, the manager is gone.  A challenge by a rookie to managers who cry
like rookies. -- Goat

Goat -- Maybe you haven't noticed, but I'm as busy smashing the C.O.L. as you are! --
Abraxis

Unfit to be Orcs -- Sorry about the death of Lovely Bones; it was your challenge
though! -- Abraxis

Abyssinion -- You had 13 FE on me and still lost.  That just shows how weak you and
your manager are! -- Sir Sagtamor, Willborders

Slugbait -- I will not avoid the bloodfeud or sit out my warrior.  The if challenged
kill strat was intended for the C.O.L. -- Abraxis

I am in a great holiday spirit.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  Bosk and
Polar Bear, an extra salute to you.  May 2004 be a great year. -- The Icelord

Brilliant Orange -- "Brilliant" doesn't even begin to describe it.  You're blinding.
And not only that, my automatic reaction on seeing you is to swerve to the side,
which makes it hard to hit you.  Very cunning. -- Jo Ludan

Cool Hand Luke -- Have you considered gloves? -- Les Nayle
P.S.  And how come you're female?  That is strange.  Very strange, and also
disturbing.

General Electric -- What if I prefer Sylvania? -- Mendal Omshil, contrary by nature

Trashius -- The "whammo" part, okay, I can take it.  But you didn't need to "thudda"
me afterward. -- Kambard Murh

Magog -- (frowning)  Aren't you supposed to be giant?  Or is that your brother Gog?
-- Norgen Pelh
P.S.  Are you any relation to Ma Gog of Murska?

Idi A Mean -- Huh?  I don't follow your last comment at all. -- Les Nayle

All -- Out of curiosity, does anyone know the record for consecutive dark arena
victories in Chimlevtal? -- Pekko

Igominy -- A pox and a plague upon ya, and may you bore the spectators to death! --
Mani

One Hit Wonder -- But not a one skill learner, I see. -- Inmar

Lagavulin -- You really stuck me good.  I barely had it in me to get back to my feet
and fight back. -- Spatha

Icebore -- You would think that in the 5 mo. or so that I've been gone you would have
at least stolen or bought some decent put downs because you damn sure can't come up
with them on your own. -- CFH
P.S.  Come get some, tough guy.  We await your challenges up or down.  You know down
challenges don't phase me one bit.

Goat -- Suck it up and regroup. -- CFH

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PEKKO viciously butchered LIGHTBRINGER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PERSONIFICATION was dispatched by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DUMBA$$ was easily killed by ARENAMASTER LEVTANI in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
ABYSSINIAN slimly won victory over PSYCH MAJOR in a 6 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
PERFORATE slimly lost to BARTOFELES in a 4 minute gory Bloodfeud fight.
MACIOBELLY murdered PHOENICIA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title competition.
PALLADICE lost to OBAN in a exciting 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
FREY bested SODOM in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge competition.
VILI was handily defeated by TOBIAS HAWKWIND in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
CHERRY 2000 lost to NAPULAK in a popular 3 minute Challenge duel.
VALKYRIE won victory over GAZA in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
ONE HIT WONDER was overpowered by PLOTINUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
NEON SHADOW was overpowered by GLENLIVET in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
RYU-KISHIN slimly lost to KIRKEN TUORNIN in a 5 minute brutal Challenge contest.
SPATHA subdued UBER ALLES in a 2 minute gory Challenge brawl.
RAUNI was overcome by PARADOXE in a popular 1 minute Challenge conflict.
SHALLOW THREAT was vanquished by NORGEN PELH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
GENERAL ELECTRIC slaughtered LAJINN THE GENIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
PRODIGIOUS bested LOVE POTION #9 in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge brawl.
ARCHETYPE defeated URACCA EVENSTAR in a 6 minute Challenge bout.
FAOLAN AP GRYFFYDD subdued ANDERS DIEMED in a 3 minute novice's Challenge bout.
TIGBASA beat GAELIN BLACKTALON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's fight.
HUNGRY BONES devastated DASKON in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LAPHROAIG vanquished MALICE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
SUBOTAI was vanquished by STIGMA OF STUPID in a 2 minute gory mismatched fray.
UNCAS luckily beat LUCKY 7 in a action packed 3 minute veteran's fight.
HELM HAMMERHAND overpowered GOMORRAH in a 1 minute uneven fight.
VOMITO defeated REZOS THE THRACIAN in a 1 minute veteran's bout.
TRASHIUS viciously subdued LES NAYLE in a action packed 3 minute gruesome bout.
TALISKER beat KAMBARD MURH in a exciting 3 minute fray.
INMAR overcame ZARENDARGAR in a popular 1 minute veteran's duel.
DROKK savagely defeated GREYSCALES in a popular 3 minute brutal expert's duel.
BLISTER was demolished by MENDAL OMSHIL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JO LUDAN was overpowered by RUMPLESTILTSKIN in a 6 minute one-sided bout.
ALT murdered CAPRICIOUS in a popular 1 minute uneven contest.
MAGOG devastated I'MIC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
LAGAVULIN overpowered BLUE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
LOCO was subdued by CALLEIGHT in a 1 minute match.
? was unbelievably bested by IGOMINY in a action packed 6 minute match.
JAN PREMYSL OTOKAR was overpowered by COMMANDER SPUD in a 2 minute uneven bout.
MANI was beaten by LEXICON in a 2 minute competition.
DUKE GORLOIS was subdued by AJIHAD in a 4 minute beginner's competition.
DINGUS was overpowered by TARL OF KO-RO-BA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
OPHEELIA vanquished DARK OMEN in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
URESIA was viciously subdued by SVEIN FORKBEARD in a popular 3 minute amateur's duel.
FORESHADOW was savagely defeated by HARALD FAIRHAIR in a 3 minute competition.
THE THING executed YAZUAC in a 1 minute gory one-sided fight.
TRIG won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 17         STRIKING ATTACK  115 -  83 -  9      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  17         TOTAL PARRY       80 -  62 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         PARRY-STRIKE      46 -  39 -  4      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     8         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         BASHING ATTACK    40 -  38 -  3      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         AIMED BLOW        29 -  28 -  4      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         SLASHING ATTACK   59 -  63 -  4      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK   109 - 137 -  8      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         WALL OF STEEL     42 -  62 -  6      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  34 -  1      31  |

Turn 234 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-STRIKE       6 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     7 - 10         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  5     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        9 -  6     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     AIMED BLOW         1 -  6         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  4     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MACIOBELLY 4392            20   6  3  142 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
STRIKING ATTACK  STIGMA OF STUPID 4948       9   3  1  110 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
AIMED BLOW       HUNGRY BONES 4720          13   6  1  105 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
LUNGING ATTACK   LAPHROAIG 4529             13  11  0  105 SINGLE MALTS (501)
TOTAL PARRY      UNCAS 4189                 22  17  0  103 THE STORMGUARDS (78)
WALL OF STEEL    PEKKO 4227                 16  10  5   96 SOL INVICTUS (469)
SLASHING ATTACK  TOBIAS HAWKWIND 4941        9   7  1   91 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
PARRY-STRIKE     SUBOTAI 4380               16  14  0   86 THE STORMGUARDS (78)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OBAN 4530.  The most popular warrior this turn was ? 
4857.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUCKY 7 4895, CHERRY 2000 4994, DROKK 
4014, LOVE POTION #9 5151, TRASHIUS 4980, JO LUDAN 5046, SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187, OBAN 
4530, KAMBARD MURH 5045, and HARALD FAIRHAIR 5188.

The least popular fighter this week was IGOMINY 5144.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RUMPLESTILTSKIN 4855, TRIG 5190, YAZUAC 5164, FORESHADOW 5186, URESIA 
5166, DUKE GORLOIS 5153, JAN PREMYSL OTOKAR 5085, BLUE 4852, BLISTER 4853, and REZOS 
THE THRACIAN 4993.

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

MACIOBELLY (31-4392) UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
GAELIN BLACKTALON (31-4140) THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)

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

FREY (31-4197) STORMWATCH (440)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXII

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
5-STAR RATING 4264 (31-10-0)           4  3  0         NUMBERS GAME         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRUSADER LORD 3946 (35-23-4)           1  3  0         THE STORMGUARDS      
BLADEFIST 3565 (20-18-1)               0  2  0         THE STORM REAVERS    
TALOS 2069 (45-18-0)                   0  2  0         THE STORMGUARDS      

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KRAC D'CHEVALIERS 4345 (18-13-0)       3  3  0         THE STORMGUARDS      
GILGAMESH 4428 (14-11-0)               2  3  1         THE STORMBRINGERS    
NEDIAM NORI 4069 (20-13-1)             1  3  0         CISUM S. EKARD       

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LUCKY 7 4895 (10-6-0)                  4  3  0         NUMBERS GAME         
LAPHROAIG 4529 (11-11-0)               3  3  0         SINGLE MALTS         
GEORGE WEASLEY 4375 (9-1-0)            0  2  0         GRYFFINDOR HOUSE     
GLENLIVET 4528 (7-15-0)                0  2  0         SINGLE MALTS         
POPCORN KERNEL 3313 (19-28-0)          0  2  0         MILITARY MAYHEM      
TALISKER 4923 (9-7-0)                  0  2  0         SINGLE MALTS         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STIGMA OF STUPID 4948 (7-3-1)          8  2  1         UNFIT TO BE ORCS     
DROKK 4014 (8-5-2)                     2  3  0         WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! 
VOMITO 4840 (13-6-0)                   2  3  0         WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! 
REZOS THE THRACIAN 4993 (10-3-0)       1  3  0         OVERLORDS            
CHERRY 2000 4994 (9-3-0)               0  2  0         NUMBERS GAME         
LAGAVULIN 5019 (5-5-0)                 0  2  0         SINGLE MALTS         
LOVELY BONES 4850 (10-4-3)             0  2  0         UNFIT TO BE ORCS     
MALICE 4986 (7-6-1)                    0  2  0         ASSASSIN NATION      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ARL HAMMERHAND 5023 (4-4-0)            3  1  0  DEAD   THE STORMGUARDS      
RYU-KISHIN 5033 (6-3-0)                2  3  0         OVERLORDS            
HELM HAMMERHAND 5025 (8-2-0)           1  3  0         LORDS OF VALHALLA    
ZARLIFF THE LICH 5032 (5-4-0)          1  3  0         THE STORMBRINGERS    
MILKY WAY 5059 (3-2-2)                 0  2  0         CANDIES              

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JAN PREMYSL OTOKAR 5085 (4-2-0)        1  3  0         THE STORMGUARDS      
THRALL 5074 (2-3-0)                    1  3  0         THE STORM REAVERS    
HEIMDAHL 5101 (1-4-0)                  0  2  0         LORDS OF VALHALLA    
LAJINN THE GENIE 5126 (2-2-2)          0  2  0         OVERLORDS            
TICHONDRIOUS 5129 (2-0-0)              0  2  0         THE STORM REAVERS    

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ARCHETYPE 5140 (2-0-0)                 5  3  0         WORDS TO THE WISE    
IGOMINY 5144 (2-0-1)                   5  3  0         WORDS TO THE WISE    
COMMANDER SPUD 5149 (0-2-0)            4  3  0         MILITARY MAYHEM      
LEXICON 5142 (2-1-0)                   3  3  0         WORDS TO THE WISE    
PRODIGIOUS 5141 (2-1-0)                3  3  0         WORDS TO THE WISE    
URACCA EVENSTAR 5148 (1-2-0)           2  3  0         STORMWATCH           
CAPRICIOUS 5143 (2-0-0)                1  3  0         WORDS TO THE WISE    
FAOLAN AP GRYFFYDD 5152 (2-0-0)        0  2  0         THE STORMGUARDS      
GENERAL PURPOSE 5124 (1-1-1)           0  2  0         MILITARY MAYHEM      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OPHEELIA 5167 (0-0-0)                  7  3  0         RESPECT THE DEAD     
ZAR'ROC 5165 (0-0-0)                   3  2  0  DEAD   RESPECT THE DEAD     
BULLSEYE 5098 (0-0-0)                  0  2  0         SOLIPSISM II         
URESIA 5166 (0-0-0)                    0  2  0         RESPECT THE DEAD     

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GENERAL PUBLIC 3112 (12-13-0)          8  2  1         MILITARY MAYHEM      
PRIVATE ROOM 3620 (17-11-0)            8  2  0         MILITARY MAYHEM      
PUNISHMENT 4787 (17-3-2)               4  3  0         ASSASSIN NATION      
CPL PUNISHMENT 3880 (14-11-0)          2  3  0         MILITARY MAYHEM      
BEC DE CORBIN 3085 (11-5-2)            0  2  0         THE STORMBRINGERS    
CAPTAIN KANGAROO 3947 (15-16-1)        0  2  0         MILITARY MAYHEM      
DROP DEAD DUMB 4387 (6-2-0)            0  2  0         UNFIT TO BE ORCS     
GENERAL MOTORS 3985 (15-14-0)          0  2  0         MILITARY MAYHEM      
JACK FROST 324 (13-5-1)                0  2  0         THE CANUCKS          
POLEDOURIS 3349 (17-4-1)               0  2  0         THE STORMBRINGERS    
SARCOPHAGUS 4766 (16-10-1)             0  2  0         ASSASSIN NATION      

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SPRINGBANK 4531 (3-8-0)                2  3  0         SINGLE MALTS         
BARTOFELES 3257 (4-6-2)                0  2  0         THE STORMBRINGERS    
EIYUUTEKI T'AISHOO 3825 (5-1-0)        0  2  0         THE STORMGUARDS      
INSIDIOUS IDIOT 4164 (5-3-0)           0  2  0         UNFIT TO BE ORCS     

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
UNZOE THE SHAMAN 4940 (3-1-0)          6  3  0         THE STORMGUARDS      

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LORD SOTH 4386 (0-0-0)                 5  3  0         THE STORMBRINGERS    
VOLATILITY 4759 (0-1-0)                5  3  2         THE OTHER ONES       
JULIUS C. 5130 (1-1-1)                 4  3  0         COUP D'TAT           
HARRY POTTER 4378 (0-0-0)              1  1  0  DEAD   GRYFFINDOR HOUSE     
FAFNIR 4599 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         LORDS OF VALHALLA    
HOT TAMALE 5155 (0-2-0)                2  3  1         CANDIES