Date   : 10/21/2006    Duedate: 11/17/2006


DM-31    TURN-271

This Weeks Top Honors


(31-5197) [26-11-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OVERLORDS (509)                CON KNIGHTS (589)
(31-5197) [26-11-0,121]        (31-5743) [4-3-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

(31-5187) [21-17-2,110]        (31-5632) [6-5-1,43]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL NIGHT LONG (570)        44
2. THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)         39      UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
3. SHERMANS STABLE (578)       36      Unchartered Team
4. HOPLITES (596)              35
5. CISUM S. EKARD (451)        34      THE HUNTSMEN (600)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)   185  99 16 65.1   1/10*CON KNIGHTS (589)        11  3 0
 2/ 6*THE HUNTSMEN (600)         6   4  1 60.0   2/ 8 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  11  4 0
 3- 5*DESSERT TRIBUNAL (591)     3   2  1 60.0   3/ 4 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)     10  5 0
 4/ 3 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)      52  35  1 59.8   4/ 5 PLATOON (513)             9  5 1
 5/ 7 SOL INVICTUS (469)       161 125 17 56.3   5/ 3 THE STORMGUARDS (78)      9  5 0
 6/ 8 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     671 535 28 55.6   6/ 1*CLUB DV8 (575)            9  6 1
 7-10 4-LETTER FRUIT BAT (487)  21  17  2 55.3   7/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (422)       8  5 1
 8/ 9 NUMBERS GAME (403)       276 224 17 55.2   8/13*DESOLATE ONES (595)       8  7 1
 9/12 SHERMANS STABLE (578)     52  44  1 54.2   9/28 CISUM S. EKARD (451)      7  2 0
10/11 BUSHMASTERS (164)        192 163 12 54.1  10/ 7 BUSHMASTERS (164)         7  8 1
11/13 DARQUE FORCES (422)      211 182 11 53.7  11/11 SHERMANS STABLE (578)     7  8 0
12/ 4*DESOLATE ONES (595)        8   7  1 53.3  12/14 SOL INVICTUS (469)        6  3 0
13/15 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  241 214 12 53.0  13/26*THE HUNTSMEN (600)        6  4 1
14/14 PLATOON (513)             78  70  7 52.7  14/19 AVENGERS (146)            6  6 0
15-16 WHY DID I DO IT (540)     66  60  5 52.4  15/15 OVERLORDS (509)           6  7 0
16/28 CISUM S. EKARD (451)      67  66  4 50.4  16/20 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)   6  8 0
17/20 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  384 383 29 50.1  17/12*THE 'X' FACTOR (590)      6  9 1
18/17*BLACKGUARD (584)          13  13  1 50.0  18/ 6 CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)   6  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/44*HOPLITES (596)             5   5  0 50.0  19/ 9 THE ANIMALS (574)         6  9 0
20-22*EXTREME CREEPS (573)       5   5  0 50.0  20/18*BLUE FROG COMPANY (587)   6  9 0
21-24*THIEVES' GUILD (502)       3   3  0 50.0  21/16*BLACKGUARD (584)          5  4 1
22/26 OVERLORDS (509)          411 412 26 49.9  22/31 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)       5  5 1
23/18 CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)   24  25  1 49.0  23/43*HOPLITES (596)            5  5 0
24/27 AVENGERS (146)           164 171 15 49.0  24/24 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        5 10 0
25/29 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)  57  60  3 48.7  25/42 CRIMSON BLADE (423)       4  3 1
26/35 CRIMSON BLADE (423)       19  21  5 47.5  26/25 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)    4  5 0
27/36*CON KNIGHTS (589)         18  20  0 47.4  27-22 STORMWATCH (440)          4  6 0
28-30 STORMWATCH (440)         209 234 10 47.2  28-27*DESSERT TRIBUNAL (591)    3  2 1
29/21*CLUB DV8 (575)            21  24  2 46.7  29/39 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)  3  2 0
30/31*THE 'X' FACTOR (590)       9  11  1 45.0  30/17 NUMBERS GAME (403)        3  5 0
31/34 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)      288 372 36 43.6  31-29*CIRCUS MAXIMUS (524)      2  2 0
32/32 THE ANIMALS (574)         30  40  1 42.9  32/ 0 JUST DESSERTS (569)       2  3 0
33/39 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      31  42  4 42.5  33-33*DENZO MASTERS (592)       2  3 0
34/ 0 JUST DESSERTS (569)       28  42  1 40.0  34-32*EXTREME CREEPS (573)      2  3 0
35-37*CIRCUS MAXIMUS (524)       6   9  0 40.0  35/34 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)      2  7 0
36/23*BLUE FROG COMPANY (587)    6   9  0 40.0  36-23*WHAT GAUL! (586)          2  8 0
37-38*DENZO MASTERS (592)        2   3  0 40.0  37-38*THIEVES' GUILD (502)      1  0 0
38/40 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        83 150  2 35.6  38-40 4-LETTER FRUIT BAT (487)  1  2 0
39-41*DRAGON KNIGHTS (594)       1   2  0 33.3  39-41*DRAGON KNIGHTS (594)      1  2 0
40-42*WHAT GAUL! (586)           8  17  1 32.0  40-44 WHY DID I DO IT (540)     1  3 0
41-43 NECRONOMICON (577)        16  36  2 30.8  41/ 0*ETERNAL SOULS (597)       1  4 0
42/ 0*ETERNAL SOULS (597)        3  12  0 20.0  42-21 NECRONOMICON (577)        0  4 0
43/ 0*RAVAGING HORDE (601)       0   2  0  0.0  43/ 0*RAVAGING HORDE (601)      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

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This spotlight was misfiled and should probably have run last turn. -- Ed.

     Yes, it is me!  Voca De Florida!  Seeker of all gossip (hand to ear), Digger of
old outhouses (pew!).  You never know where the truth shall lie or be hidden! (grin)
     Good citizens of Chimlevtal, I have heard some of the rumors (hee hee) going
around and will only tell you the truth of the matter!  On pain of...my writing hand.
     Who on the "Council of Lords" is dealing with these Dark Knights?  Why?  Is the
question being asked.  No declaration of war against the C.O.L.  Citizens, an
invading army is at war with all, in our good city.  Unless we are missing the bigger
picture!  Has the C.O.L. finally tired of being outnumbered?  Or is it all a ruse,
Darque Forces and Dark Knights?  Don't ask me, not just yet.
     Yes, I heard this Johan Johan sing, even though I thought his clothes looked
real tight!  What do I know about fashion.  You never know where I will turn up.
Thanks Manic...oops.  "Who is this," Wasby?  Or is it Osiris?   There was some
confusion among some of the Dark Knights on this matter.  Don't ask me.  My head is
still reeling from all the wine and smoke.
     What is this or who is this Dark Knight Goat?  An old VC member, now fighting
against his old alliance.  I even hear that this Goat has bought land here in
Chimlevtal.  He plans on staying!  Of course, leave it to me "Voca De Florida" to
find the facts for my fan club.
     Who is this General Toker?  I have heard he spends more time with Maxi...I mean
a bong than managing his warriors.  Hopefully this is not a sign of the type of
management that this Young Dumb Alliance is under.  Come on, you guys and gals.  What
are you thinking?  I myself have always favored the home team.  Now don't take this
wrong good citizens of this fine region.  How many times has some young gunslingers
(narrowed eyes) come into our backyard and had their butts handed back to them by our
Defenders of our fine city of Chimlevtal.
     While I am on the subject of the Cartel...Master Darque, we know YOU can answer
the challenge.  But half your running mates are under 50%...maybe the folk of
Chimlevtal don't want to point this out.  But me being "Voca De Florida," the
people's voice, will remind you that the time for peace is past with these young
pups.  You must crush them on the sands and in the personals!  By the way, "I" would
not lie.  This Desolate Empire has been pounding a mud puddle in you guys,  then
walking it dry in the p-ads.  Now they are showing up in force at whose call?
Blackstorm!  What did you have to do to earn your title of Dark Knight Blackstorm?
Why are you and Maxi going at it?  I hope you know what you have done.  Breaking up a
fine relationship with Maxi getting all the property, even I don't believe that!
     So, you guys, let's stop all this V.ocal C.owards name calling (I heard this at
the Rusted Cutlass) and save it for the sands.  I have never seen the Cartel ask for
any kind of truce.  No.  I can't remember who said it. (I never give my sources up.)
     Can the V.C. fight a war with two alliances with nothing in common but to trash
and murder the Defenders of Chimlevtal...?  Trust me on this people.  I, "Voca De
Florida," will stop at nothing to report the truth and gossip of our fine city.
Until next month, remember, "I tell no lies."

                                                     Voca De Florida

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Tale of Two Cities #16 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Muirona turned her shell boat to move in the direction indicated by The Icelord.  
"There are no islands in this part of the sea," she said when the course was set.  
"It will take us days to reach the other shore on this line."
     The Icelord tested his perception of the enemy.  "He is not days away.  An hour 
or two at the most."
     "A ship?  If he sees us coming, he can move away, possibly faster than we can 
pursue him."
     "Do not take council of your fears," The Icelord said.  "Our enemy, one or many, 
will not see us coming until he can use the eyes of the body to do so, and not soon 
then.  He or they will not escape.  I guarantee that."
     "You can do this?"  Muirona stared at him for a moment, then waved a graceful 
hand in apology.  "I am not doubting you, that was just surprise.  I had not realized 
you were a master of illusion... or whatever form of magic you are using.  I do not 
ask or seek to know secrets.  But... what we pursue, then, cannot be the actual Gate 
used by the enemy to bring the monsters here.  A Gate must be founded on land, it 
cannot stand on water or in the air."
     The Icelord shrugged.  "I do not know the special conditions of magic in this 
world of yours, but I know that what we seek lies ahead, and at no great distance."  
He narrowed his eyes, considering the recent encounter.  "I don't think that 
leviathan could have been controlled at a great distance."
     "Or that it had come a great distance from its home waters," the Prince of Ar 
commented.  He frowned, trying to put reasons to his conviction.  "Something that 
big, people would have noticed.  It would have tried to eat someone else, had other 
fights, showed wounds or fresh scars."
     Tempus had been following the flight of a bird with his eyes.  Now he said, 
"Land ho!"

     There was a door at the bottom of the twisting stair, and red light shone 
through the cracks all around it.  "We'll have to go through quickly and shut it," 
Molly said, "or it will act like a chimney and make everything worse!"
     "Yes, I know."  High Lord Bosk raised his sword.  "You handle the door, I'll go 
through first and defend the position while you close it again."
     "Right."  Molly turned back to the door and did something.
     Over the storm of noise beyond, or maybe under the noises, he heard mechanisms 
click and grind the door opened toward them.  As soon as the space at the edge was 
wide enough, he darted through.
     The noise was a wall of shouting and screaming and roaring flames and metal-on-
metal clangor and other sounds he couldn't separate from the mass of it.  The heat 
was a wall, pressing against him and weighing him down, scorching his lungs and his 
eyeballs.  The light came mostly from the far side of the chamber, red as flames.  
This door was in the shadow of the great cooling tower, but the shadow was not true 
darkness, too much light reflected back and forth through the cavern.  He could see 
people running toward the attack, and others staggering back dragging bodies or 
helping the walking wounded.  The floor was littered with bits of bodies and armor 
and broken weapons.
     Molly was at his shoulder.  "We can be of most help at the tower," she said, 
leaning close enough to be heard.
     "This chamber can't be held," Bosk yelled back at her.  "No tactical 
possibilities, unless the attackers can be forced back into the tunnel they came up."
     "If they couldn't hold them in the tunnel before, they can't drive them back," 
Molly said, working her way toward the tower through the heaving crowd.
     There were fights here as well as people trying to help the wounded or simply 
flee.  Something the size and shape of a dwarf, but with bristles instead of hair and 
crazed red eyes, ran toward him, ululating and waving an axe in either hand.  Bosk 
measured distances with a glance, swept his sword outward, lopping off the leading 
axe--and hand--with a single blow, then gutting the thing on the backstroke.  Or 
trying to, it was wearing body armor of incredible quality, so that his sword 
rebounded and he had to dance three quick steps to the other side to keep his feet.  
Blood was pumping from the stump of the severed wrist, but this wasn't slowing the 
creature down.
     Molly came past him at a run, holding a spear she must have found on the floor 
here and aiming at the thing's unprotected face.  The other axe whirled toward her.  
Bosk amputated that hand, also, and then her spear entered the creature's eye, and it 
bellowed and collapsed.  Molly came closer and smashed the skull with a one-handed 
     Bosk raised an eyebrow at that but didn't have time to ask questions.  He was 
too busy watching in all directions.  Where there had been one enemy, there could be 

     "There can't be land here!"  Muirona stared across the sea in consternation.  "I 
know this area, I've seen the charts and I've sailed this end of the Middle Sea 
often.  This is not possible!"
     "And yet there is land before us," The Icelord said.  "It is not illusion."  He 
studied their destination.  It looked like a mountain top, or a dark iceberg.  They 
were still too far away from clear details, but he thought there were trees, or 
something similar, on the lower slopes.  "The Gate we seek is here, on this island."
     "Then there will be enemies on it," Tempus said.  He and the Prince of Ar began 
to check over their weapons.
     Muirona shivered in the hot sunlight.  "Yes."
     She touched her sail-tree with one fingertip.  The little shell's speed dropped 
so that it was no longer raising a curl of white water ahead of itself, or trailing a 
lacy wake of foam.  They were still approaching the dark island, but at a more 
deliberate pace.  "Where...?"  She swallowed twice.  "Where do you want to land?"
     "Wherever we can," The Icelord answered.  "A beach with a way inland would be 
good."  He looked at the island doubtfully.  It seemed to be all mass of dark cliffs, 
high ledges.  Something moved on one of the high shelves of stone, but it was dark 
against a dark ground, and covered by shadows.
     "The sun is behind us," Tempus said, "but everything we see is in shadow.  That 
isn't natural."
     "It isn't natural for there to be an island here," Muirona snapped back.  "Why 
should anything else about it be natural?"
     "Half in this world, half in some other," The Icelord said.  "Perhaps this is 
how the Gate works, by merging two locations in different worlds."
     "That isn't how it is SUPPOSED to work!" Muirona protested.  "It should be like 
a... door.  Or a gate in a wall.  Something that can be controlled, something where 
the access can be controlled."
     "That is how your people would do it," The Icelord answered.  "Most other people 
also.  But these Brothers of Darkness may have different spells and techniques."
     "There," the Prince of Ar said, pointing.  "Looks like... hmm, not a beach, 
exactly, but maybe a ledge near the water's surface?"
     "Like the lower, submerged end of stair in the rock," Tempus added.  "Probably 
our best bet for landing."

     Bosk felt like he'd been fighting for hours by the time they reached the cooling 
tower.  That was probably not true, he knew the effect of combat on the perceived 
passage of time.  He was uninjured.  He thought Molly might have a few minor cuts, 
but most of the blood that soaked her clothes had come from other bodies, most of 
them enemy bodies.  The space behind them was clearing out, at least of the living.  
There were plenty of dead, both of her people and of the enemy's "lesser" troops.
     And nothing in front of them but the cooling tower, with the last defenders, the 
fire trolls, and whatever that other monster was beyond it.  Well, probably more of 
the enemy sword-fodder, too.
     Bosk took the minute's pause to wipe his sword clean with a piece of cloak he 
found discarded on the floor.  It was quieter, this close under the shelter of the 
cooling tower.  He turned to Molly.  "You still doing okay?"
     She nodded.  "Tired, though."  She took a deep breath, coughed on the smoke, 
took another, more carefully.  "I'm okay.  I can keep going."
     "Better to," Bosk said, "or you'll stiffen up."  He moved toward one side of the 
tower's shadow, peering into the contested area beyond it.  There were not a lot of 
defenders left that he could see.  "They won't last much longer," he muttered.
     "They have to," Molly said beside him.  "We haven't gotten the all-clear signal 
yet--it'll be a whistle, and we will be able to hear it anywhere over anything, 
telling us that the evacuation is complete.  We have to hold the tower until then."
     Bosk frowned.  He liked a good fight, but this was not a good one.  Time it was 
ended.  This was an enemy that should be met on some other ground.  "We'll help them 
hold it, then--as long as we can.  But there's no value to throwing away lives for no 
     "Saving the rest of the population is advantage enough!"
     "And we'll do it," Bosk agreed grimly.  "But the price is rising too fast.  
Let's go see if we can change the rules a little."

     The shell-boat came to a stop when it was still ten feet out from the edge of 
the water.  Though it was midday a hundred yards behind them, the island was deep in 
twilight, so that details were difficult to make out.
     "If it wasn't black," Tempus said, squinting, "I'd call it an iceberg for sure.  
Those shapes are just what you get in old ice sculptured by wind and sun."
     "It's going to be hard to climb," the Prince of Ar said.
     The shell rocked once, twice, three times, with a small crunching sound.  "We 
are grounded," Muirona said.  "This is as far as we can go by water."  She looked 
over the side, lip curling a little in distaste.  "We'll have to wade to get ashore."  
She gathered up the skirts of her robes, exposing a well-shaped pair of ankles, and 
moved closer to the edge, reluctantly.
     The Icelord hid a smile and stepped over and into the water.  It was scarcely 
knee deep on a tall man, but icy cold.  The cold did not bother him.  He held out his 
     Muirona took it and half-stepped, half-jumped out of the shell, yelping at the 
chill.  There was no splash, however, which seemed... odd.  The two gladiators 
     Tempus looked around.  "Shall we drag the boat farther in, just in case?"
     The Icelord turned to Muirona.  "Will it drift away if left unattended?  Does it 
come if you call it?"
     "I..." she hesitated and swallowed once, "I would normally not worry about it," 
she said.  Her voice was barely more than a whisper.  "But this place is... strange.  
I do not know if the shell will stay here, or return having left."
     "We'll bring it farther up, then."  Tempus and the Prince of Ar each laid hold 
of it, one on either side, and started toward the shoreline.
     The Icelord moved ahead of them, Muirona behind him.  The bottom seemed firm and 
unreliable at the same time, sharp shifting pebbles, but on a firm foundation.  The 
slope up out of the water was smooth; he had suspected potholes or other 
irregularities, but there were none.  As they approached the looming cliff, a current 
of cold air flowed down and past them, a waterfall of cold air.
     Muirona's teeth were chattering by the time they stepped out onto the pebbly 
beach.  "This is completely unnatural," she said.  "I KNOW this area, there should be 
no island, and nothing this cold!"
     "Tempus was correct," The Icelord said.  "This is an iceberg, however it got 
here, whatever the reason for its color."
     "I have heard of icebergs," Muirona said, bending to wring out the lower part of 
her robes.  "But I've never seen one.  You're sure the color is unnatural?  Darkness 
is cold, after all."
     "We're sure," The Icelord said.  He was examining the cliff that fronted on 
their little beach.  Up close, he could see irregularities that had been hidden by 
the lack of light.  There was actually a path of sorts going up, switching back and 
forth in steep, uneven slants and ledges.  What he had thought might be trees 
before... was no longer visible.  There was nothing but bare dark ice above, so far 
as he could see in this twilight.  But there would be, eventually, something living 
and hostile.  "No point in delay," he said.  "This looks like the most passable route 
to the top."
     The Prince of Ar stepped forward.  "Let me lead the way, and Tempus bring up the 
rear," he said.  "That sort of thing's our job, neither of us can do magic."
     The Icelord shrugged, a little amused, a little annoyed--they knew he wasn't 
helpless.  But it was the right move on the part of the two gladiators, the best way 
they could be of use here.
     Ar drew a dagger and tapped it on the dark ice, tried driving the point in two 
or three times.  Finally he nodded.  "We can use daggers as pitons if we have to," he 
     "Let's hope we don't have to," Tempus answered.
     Ar set his foot on the first upward slope, shifted his weight experimentally, 
and nodded again.  He started climbing.  The Icelord came next, then Muirona, and 
Tempus at the rear.  It was cold and silent on the path, and the twilight neither 
deepened nor thinned.  A wind flowed down the face of the cliff, cold as a glacier.  
The movement of the air was smooth; if it had been turbulent, it might have thrown 
them off the path.  There was no indication on the ice that others had walked this 
way, except that there was a path worn here at all.  No footprints, no wisps of hair 
caught on a rough edge because there were no rough edges, nothing that might have 
been dropped by a traveler.  Just the ice.
     Something hooted above them, once, then several times, the sound mixed with 
crashing and cracking noises.  The Icelord did not waste time looking up and trying 
to see what was happening there, he knew.  Someone was throwing rocks--or boulders of 
ice--down on them.  He spoke two words and raised his hand over his head, extending 
the other to the side.  The air shimmered around it.
     The first boulder arrived and bounced off the shield he had established.  He 
grunted a little at the impact.  The shield would prevent a direct hit, but the 
kinetic energy involved was considerable.  Some was deflected along the curving 
surface of magical force, but some of it... was not deflected.  There was always a 
price to pay in such a situation.  More boulders followed, and smaller "stones," a 
little avalanche.  The shield would protect him and his companions from being crushed 
under the falling blocks of ice, but he could still be driven off the path by the 
repeated jolts.
     Then he felt the gladiators bracing him physically, as well as the narrow path 
allowed.  Good men.  He shifted the angle and shape of his barrier, turning it from a 
shield into a ram, and slammed it upward into and beyond the avalanche.  Debris 
cascaded around them without coming close enough to cause damage; even configured as 
a ram, the forcefield protected them.  He felt it hit something that was not ice.
     Resistance.  Conflict.  It was not physical boulders but magical spears that 
probed his shield now.  The Icelord bared his teeth in a predator's grin and reached 
with his mind for the loose chunks of ice that were prepared for throwing.  Drew them 
smashing together at the origin-point of the spears.  A howl of rage, a howl of pain.  
He pressed the ram higher.  Against fierce resistance, and then... nothing.  He 
staggered a little as the spell shield-and-ram was abruptly hurtling through nothing.
     Something screamed, inhuman and terrible.  Darkness tumbled downward, screaming, 
struck the path just above them, bounced, and kept falling.  If it hit the beach or 
the water below, no sound came back to tell them.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, CHIMLEVTAL?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, CLUB DV8, since CON KNIGHTS 
took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  With any luck, I can sneak 
into The Mourngrym Inn and Tavern and join CISUM S. EKARD's celebration over their 
good record this turn.  9th place, not bad.  If The Mourngrym Inn and Tavern is 
buying drinks for THE HUNTSMEN's good turn, I'm afraid the place will be dry before 
long.  A 3-2-0 makes for a big thirst.  Look out below!  CHAMPIONS OF RUNE is on the 
way down, falling to 18th from 6th with a 1-4-0!  Ha ha ha ha!  With any luck, I can 
sneak into The Mourngrym Inn and Tavern and join HOPLITES' celebration over their 
good record this turn.  23rd place, not bad.  If The Mourngrym Inn and Tavern is 
buying drinks for CRIMSON BLADE's good turn, I'm afraid the place will be dry before 
long.  A 3-0-0 makes for a big thirst.  Why not, I'm having a good day, so I feel 
sorry for NUMBERS GAME, who went 0-2-0 and dropped 13 into 30th.  Here's my pity, for 
what it's worth.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, LORDS OF 
VALHALLA, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see NORGEN PELH win a fight and gain 25 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, NORGEN PELH beat UNZOE THE SHAMAN and UNZOE THE SHAMAN lost 31 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as DAMHAIN THE SATYR 
takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The 
Mourngrym Inn and Tavern, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do 
they get this stuff?  From CHIMLEVTAL's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
CHIMLEVTAL, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  CLUB DV8 the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act 
of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was THE STORMGUARDS.  Ha ha ha ha!  
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, STILETTO was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  Now look at this.  HEAVEN challenged down 20 
against THE ANIMALS' GORILLA.  What a weasel!  Question now is, will CHIMLEVTAL 
accept this sort of tacky behavior?  HEAVEN beating GORILLA.  The insult, 
the....yech!  I notice ULTHAR STORMHELM challenging down 32 points to fight THORN 
ELEMENTAL, THE STORMGUARDS doubtless has some rotten excuse for such an insult to 
honor.  And golly gee, ULTHAR STORMHELM overcame THORN ELEMENTAL.  Aren't we all 
surprised and impressed?   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Gee, DEVIL'S MAYHEM, ain't it past due for 
sending COLOSSUS'S FIRE Dark Arena?  What took ol' '6-5-0' so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha 
ha!  Now hey, I like to see a death as much as the next guy, but hey BLACKGUARD, 
whyja send ASH GOLEM to the Dark Arena, look at its record, huh?  Seriously now, is 
it really honorable for WARDO BARD from BUSHMASTERS to kill ORIN GREYLOCKS and give 
THE HUNTSMEN the chance to bloodfeud?  Mmmm, could be.  Not that I'll be buying the 
drinks, but I'll be glad to see WARDO BARD and BUSHMASTERS at The Mourngrym Inn and 
Tavern tonight celebrating their bloodfeud victory over ORIN GREYLOCKS.  We're all 
going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that 
     What does the CHIMLEVTAL arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAMHAIN THE SATYR 5197       26  11  0   121       OVERLORDS (509)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-11TH COMMANDMENT 5453         8   7  1   113       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 AIRBORNE 4729                23  11  2   112       PLATOON (513)
-FALCATA 5405                 12   5  1   111       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 CINNIMON ROLLE 5553           9   3  1   111       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187         21  17  2   110       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 NORGEN PELH 5042             15  27  0   108       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 RETAEH T. MAERD 4105         19   8  0   103       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
 HORAGALLES 5212              13  14  2    95       SOL INVICTUS (469)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EDOM 5465                    16   6  0    94       DARQUE FORCES (422)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNIPER 4724                  19  15  0    87       PLATOON (513)
-SHE MADE ME 5421             13  10  0    86       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 DUST MITE 5390               10   2  1    86       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-HELL STORM 5665              11   3  0    85       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)
 ANDERS DIEMED 5174           11  13  0    83       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 MENDAL OMSHIL 5043           15  27  0    82       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-WAS DRUNK 5094               15  20  0    82       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 STEPHEN 5460                 14   9  0    81       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 UNZOE THE SHAMAN 4940        11   3  0    81       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 SNORTY MCSNORT 5555           6   5  0    80       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 MIKADO 5627                  12   9  0    79       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 DIRDEN II 5655                7   2  0    78       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-INFERNO SERPENT 5662          9   6  0    77       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)
 LES NAYLE 5044               13  34  0    73       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 VALKYRIE 5351                16  16  0    72       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 OMAR 5626                    13   8  0    71       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
-CERIDWEN 5636                 6   2  0    70       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 POSEIDONIS 5540               9   4  1    68       AVENGERS (146)
-FRED 4434                     8   3  1    68       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERI 5473                    12   9  0    66       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 KATANA 5420                  11   8  1    66       AVENGERS (146)
 ULTHAR THYDRIM 5557           9   7  1    66       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-JOHN 4433                     8   2  1    66       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
-ULF STORMHELM 5612           10   1  0    65       STORMWATCH (440)
 WARDO BARD 5276              10   2  1    63       BUSHMASTERS (164)
 ULTHAR URUV 5409             16  10  4    62       OVERLORDS (509)
 LOWLY WORM 5383               9  15  0    61       AVENGERS (146)
 ULTHAR UTHERYDES 5682         6   1  0    58       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 CALLEIGHT 5128               14  14  1    57       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTHAR THUUNE 5411           14  12  2    56       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 VIP SECTION 5531              8   7  2    56       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 UNHOLY TEMPTRESS 5563         6   4  1    56       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
 KOLUM MAROD 5344              9  14  1    52       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 ULL STORMHELM 5559            7   6  2    52       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 SLATE G35 5637                7   3  0    52       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-HAJJ'IL THAN'NI 5664         10   7  0    50       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)
 TELLAS ARIGO 3727             8   2  3    50       CRIMSON BLADE (423)
 ULTHAR JARVA 5417            10  15  0    49       OVERLORDS (509)
-ULTHAR ES 5418               10  13  0    49       STORMWATCH (440)
 TRINITY 5743                  4   3  0    47       CON KNIGHTS (589)
 PAPER CUT KING 5211           6   8  0    46       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 OBERON STORMBLADE 5632        6   5  1    43       OVERLORDS (509)
 BEAR 5577                    10   4  1    42       THE ANIMALS (574)
-CRUSADER 5744                 4   4  0    42       CON KNIGHTS (589)
 DUALIN 5799                   3   0  1    41       DESOLATE ONES (595)
 MAYTODD 5628                 10  10  0    40       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 TEMPLAR 5747                  4   5  0    40       CON KNIGHTS (589)
 TERROR TWIN 5620              5   6  1    38       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 NOSSER PEEL 4395              7   5  0    35       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
 ULTHAR STORMHELM 5556         6  10  1    35       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 TNEG UNDET 4373               5   6  0    34       CISUM S. EKARD (451)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBSESSION 5692                4   3  1    33       BLACKGUARD (584)
 FLASHMAN 5561                 4   2  1    33       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
-MASKIM XUL 5595               3   7  0    33       NECRONOMICON (577)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRUTIKUS 4938                 2   1  0    33       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (524)
 DANTRAG 5803                  3   0  0    32       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 SARONIKO 5583                 4   5  0    31       CLUB DV8 (575)
 HEAVEN 5742                   4   3  0    31       CON KNIGHTS (589)
 ELP RUPPEED 4449              4   5  0    31       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
 BADGER 5576                   8   6  0    30       THE ANIMALS (574)
 KANDI LAND 5582               6   3  0    30       CLUB DV8 (575)
 STEEL DRAGON 5564             6   4  0    29       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
 TWIN TERROR 5621              3   8  0    29       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 GOMORRAH 5771                 2   1  0    28       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 SEPTIMIUS 3484                3   1  0    27       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 EAGLE 5578                    6   8  0    26       THE ANIMALS (574)
 ULEK 5471                     4   4  0    26       BUSHMASTERS (164)
-VESPIA MAXIMUS 4937           3   0  0    26       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (524)
 URN4A TREAT! 5600             4   2  0    25       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 STILETTO 5581                 4   5  0    25       CLUB DV8 (575)
 CHLOE D'MORTE 5724            3   2  0    25       BLACKGUARD (584)
 CORNELIUS 3485                2   2  0    25       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
-GENGHIS KHAN 5569             2   0  0    25       EXTREME CREEPS (573)
 MARSHMALLOW MAN 5694          2   0  0    25       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 BERAGO 5702                   6   1  0    24       BUSHMASTERS (164)
 SYNYSTR 5596                  4   5  0    24       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
-OBELIX 5705                   2   3  1    24       WHAT GAUL! (586)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GIGAM XUL 5592                6   5  0    23       NECRONOMICON (577)
 MAXIMIUS 3276                 5   7  0    22       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 CHICA LOCA 5585               3   6  0    21       CLUB DV8 (575)
-SIR LEILWYN 5794              1   0  0    20       DRAGON KNIGHTS (594)
 ENSLAVED ANGEL 5660           5   4  0    19       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)
 VICIOSO 5026                  2   3  1    19       CRIMSON BLADE (423)
 SAVANNAH 5759                 2   2  0    19       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 FIRESOUL 5657                 3   2  0    18       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
 ZLOTY 5768                    2   2  1    18       THE 'X' FACTOR (590)
-DINGIR XUL 5630               4   4  1    17       NECRONOMICON (577)
 DIRDEN I 5654                 4   5  0    17       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-METALLURGIX 5704              2   3  0    17       WHAT GAUL! (586)
-ADAPA ASHUR 4114              4   2  0    16       CRIMSON BLADE (423)
-MAZZY FENTON 4533             2   0  0    16       THIEVES' GUILD (502)
 LONG STRIDER 5831             2   0  0    16       THE HUNTSMEN (600)
 MIMIR 5800                    2   1  0    16       DESOLATE ONES (595)
 DAZZLING DULL DAY 5752        1   1  0    16       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-O.B.L. 5696                   1   0  0    16       EXTREME CREEPS (573)
-ARTURUS DECIMUS 4903          1   2  0    15       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (524)
 LODEN NORVIS 5693             3   5  0    14       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 TOMMY FRANKS 5750             2   1  0    14       PLATOON (513)
-ULTHAR REDBEARD 5843          1   0  0    14       STORMWATCH (440)
 TROAST 5850                   1   0  0    14       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 HLOTHYN 5853                  1   0  0    14       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-HERUGRIM 5653                 3   4  0    13       STORMWATCH (440)
 TATTLE TAIL 5754              2   2  1    13       CLUB DV8 (575)
 CHAREOS 5718                  2   1  0    13       BLUE FROG COMPANY (587)
 ZARCO 5767                    2   2  0    13       THE 'X' FACTOR (590)
 SPIKE WEAVER 5809             1   1  0    13       HOPLITES (596)
-COURTNEY JOANNE 5779          1   0  0    13       DENZO MASTERS (592)
 ATLANTA 5713                  3   3  0    12       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 HEAD HUNTER 5832              2   0  0    11       THE HUNTSMEN (600)
 BRIAR SHIELD 5813             2   0  0    11       HOPLITES (596)
-COFFEE CAKE 5772              1   0  1    11       DESSERT TRIBUNAL (591)
 KROWE 5816                    1   2  0    11       ETERNAL SOULS (597)
 LONE WOLF 5812                1   1  0    11       HOPLITES (596)
-GETAFIX 5708                  2   3  0    10       WHAT GAUL! (586)
 GORILLA 5710                  2   4  0    10       THE ANIMALS (574)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUNNA 5764                    2   2  0    10       THE 'X' FACTOR (590)
 SIR BRUTUS 5723               2   1  0    10       BLACKGUARD (584)
 LICORICE WHIP 5638            1   0  0    10       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 RAMPAGE 5193                  1   0  0    10       CRIMSON BLADE (423)
-THE HOLLOW 4537               1   0  0    10       THIEVES' GUILD (502)
-DAWN MARIE 5780               1   0  0    10       DENZO MASTERS (592)
-SWEET TART 5775               1   0  0    10       DESSERT TRIBUNAL (591)
 ALTAR 5770                    2   1  0     9       CON KNIGHTS (589)
 SADISTIC SMORE 5599           2   3  0     9       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 MAZOO 5766                    1   3  0     9       THE 'X' FACTOR (590)
-SU MIRP 4999                  1   0  0     9       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
 SUPER RAPID 5751              0   1  0     9       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 SLOTH 5765                    2   2  0     8       THE 'X' FACTOR (590)
 ULTHAR THE PIOUS 5753         2   2  0     8       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 CHALDEA 5836                  2   0  0     8       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 GRUNT 5749                    1   2  0     8       PLATOON (513)
 AUN'VAR 5807                  1   1  0     8       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 PYGMY TROLL 5811              1   1  0     8       HOPLITES (596)
-FLAVIUS MAXIMUS 4900          0   2  0     8       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (524)
 VEGA 5722                     2   1  0     7       BLUE FROG COMPANY (587)
-UNHYGIENIX 5706               1   4  0     7       WHAT GAUL! (586)
 CIN-MUM-MUM ROLL 5550         1   4  0     7       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 SR-71 5790                    1   1  1     6       PLATOON (513)
 ZOTHIQUE 5597                 1   3  0     6       AVENGERS (146)
-GLAZED DONUT 5776             1   0  0     6       DESSERT TRIBUNAL (591)
 SHARP EYES 5834               1   1  0     6       THE HUNTSMEN (600)
 ULTHAR REDBLADE 5802          1   2  0     5       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 SURT 5796                     1   2  0     5       DESOLATE ONES (595)
 PSYANYDE 5818                 1   2  0     5       ETERNAL SOULS (597)
 FENRIS 5798                   1   2  0     5       DESOLATE ONES (595)
-SHUB NIGGURATH 5730           1   2  0     5       NECRONOMICON (577)
 VON HERRIGAST 5721            1   2  0     5       BLUE FROG COMPANY (587)
 LOKISAN 5797                  1   2  0     5       DESOLATE ONES (595)
 WASTELANDER 5819              1   2  0     5       ETERNAL SOULS (597)
-IVAN THE TERRIBLE 5568        1   1  0     4       EXTREME CREEPS (573)
-FORINPOLITIX 5808             1   1  0     4       WHAT GAUL! (586)
 DRUGO 5849                    1   0  0     4       BUSHMASTERS (164)
 MITRIAN 5719                  0   3  0     3       BLUE FROG COMPANY (587)
 LOST SOUL 5815                0   3  0     3       ETERNAL SOULS (597)
 COPPERHEAD 5846               0   2  0     2       BUSHMASTERS (164)
 EDWARD DEATH 5758             0   2  0     2       BLACKGUARD (584)
 THORN ELEMENTAL 5810          0   2  0     2       HOPLITES (596)
-HENRY THE BLACK 5572          0   2  0     2       EXTREME CREEPS (573)
 FOOTPRINTS 5833               0   2  0     2       THE HUNTSMEN (600)
-SIR BLAERIC 5792              0   1  0     1       DRAGON KNIGHTS (594)
-THISTLE 4534                  0   1  0     1       THIEVES' GUILD (502)
-H. LEE 5781                   0   1  0     1       DENZO MASTERS (592)
 BLACKSWORD BILL 5854          0   1  0     1       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-SIR GORDERAN 5791             0   1  0     1       DRAGON KNIGHTS (594)
 STORMRUNE 5859                0   1  0     1       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
-PEACH STRUDEL 5774            0   1  0     1       DESSERT TRIBUNAL (591)
 CIANG THE ARM 5855            0   1  0     1       BLUE FROG COMPANY (587)
-SIROK AKHISAR 5049            0   1  0     1       CRIMSON BLADE (423)
-BABY COREE 5778               0   1  0     1       DENZO MASTERS (592)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WOODCHUCK 5717         1  4 0 THE ANIMALS 574       ZLOTY 5768            271         
ASH GOLEM 5689         3  1 0 BLACKGUARD 584        BANDIT PRINCE 360     271 NONE    
MYER GOLDSTIEN 5720    1  1 0 BLUE FROG COMPANY 587 OBSESSION 5692        270         
BLUE KRAIT 5789        0  2 0 BUSHMASTERS 164       ORIN GREYLOCKS 5830   270 JUST REV
METALSTORM 5643        3  3 0 CHAMPIONS OF RUNE 572 TELLAS ARIGO 3727     270         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
COLOSSUS'S FIRE 5661   6  6 0 DEVIL'S MAYHEM 580    BLACK ORC 355         271 NONE    
EDISKRAD 5817          0  3 0 ETERNAL SOULS 597     WURM KIN 362          271 NONE    
REINE MARGOT 5571      1  1 0 EXTREME CREEPS 573    SR-71 5790            270         
ORIN GREYLOCKS 5830    1  1 1 THE HUNTSMEN 600      WARDO BARD 5276       271         
MYTHIC MACAROON 5525   1  4 0 JUST DESSERTS 569     BANDIT PRINCE 360     271 NONE    
EIGHT SECONDS 5801     1  2 0 NUMBERS GAME 403      WURM KIN 362          271 NONE    
DA SPECIAL 5838        0  1 0 RAVAGING HORDE 601    SHEWISH GIANT 356     271 NONE    
UNGVAR STORMHELM 5634  5  3 0 STORMWATCH 440        FLASHMAN 5561         269         
EORED ROHIRRIM 5732    1  2 0 STORMWATCH 440        COFFEE CAKE 5772      270         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Members of TCB -- TCB is backing the COL and DE during this fracas.  Anyone who backs
the Vendetta Cartel should either give their resignation, or consider themselves
ejected from TCB. -- Baphomet, Founder of TCB

Liam -- You opened up this can of wyrms.  I hadn't intended to challenge your team
out of respect for our former association.  However, you saw fit to challenge mine
and thus...prepare for a can of "whoop butt." -- Baphomet, mgr. Circus Maximus

Buddy Lee -- Might I suggest you decide where your loyalties lie. -- Baphomet

Sensei Jan -- Looks like the only thing running is your mouth.  After the attacks on
the forum of a personal nature, and then disrespecting me in the pm's...it's only
natural that I kick the crap out of you in the arena.  If you decide to show your
cowardly behind in Chimlevtal, or any other arena that I am in...it'll be the same.
True, your score vs. me is higher...but...try it now, wench.  I dare you!!! --

Toker -- FYI...Liam resigned from TCB.  He's an open target. -- Baphomet

COL -- You don't have to point the direction...I'm on my way. -- Baphomet

Blackstorm -- Looks like this is gonna be like shooting traps.  Now, pull my finger
(snicker). -- Baphomet

Realizing we are mere bottom feeders, how does one participate in this war or
whatever?  Do we need to join an alliance?  How?  Or do we just fight and get fought?
-- The Con Knights

Stik -- Well, at least somebody's panties got bunched!  What kind of pansy suck-up
arena do we have here, anyway?  Tourney prep?  Bah, humbug. -- Sir Steel

The Icelord and High Lord Bosk -- It appears the Cartel has collapsed.  It was long
overdue.  I raise my goblet and my axe to all those who opposed them over the years.
There is sure to be a rowdy time at The Rusted Cutlass tonight.  <cracking knuckles>
I'm ready.  Eternal glory to The Council of Lords! -- RTR

Dark Knights of The Desolate Empire -- You guys show up and suddenly the Cartel falls
apart!  Pretty funny.  Well, I'm up for some swilling and wenching.  Should be an
all-nighter at The Rusted Cutlass.  After we drink that one dry, it's off to The
Winking Wench!  Let's keep this arena rocking! -- RTR

Senseless Jan -- It was no surprise you were kicked out of the Cartel.  Beat it,
loser! -- RTR

Kats -- You may continue to bus the tables at the Rusted Cutlass, but only on the
graveyard shift.  Carry on. -- RTR

Apex -- I'm still looking forward to mixing it up with you.  I respect a guy who
takes a fist in the face and then gets up swinging a busted beer bottle! -- RTR

Guardian -- Try to close this arena down, loser. -- RTR

D. K. Osiris -- Good to see you in the arena.  Never seems to be a dull moment around
here! -- RTR

The Icelord -- Well struck, Mi'Lord!  Was indeed a feasting and swilling event with
the Great Barbarian visiting from the north.  Would have been a true event if you and
Raul were here.  Tal and est sularis oth mithas! -- High Lord Bosk

Dark Knights -- Bad news, there is no more VC.  Either we scared em so bad they
didn't even want to play, or they knew they didn't stand a chance.  What do we do
now? -- DK Blackstorm

Apex -- That was just nasty.  Taking advantage of leaving the VC to razz us eh? -- DK
P.S.  A "set" of lego blocks is already dismantled.

Kat -- We seem to match up often enough anyway. -- DK Blackstorm

Kolum Marod -- You couldn't handle me even if you tried.  I'm too hardcore for you.
-- Unholy Temptress

Max -- "Is this close enough," says Blackstorm, tightening his grip on the WH
concealed behind his back....

Getafix -- Puff the magic dragon who lived by the sea.... -- Steel Dragon

Unhygenix -- Are you kidding, your fish is NEVER fresh. -- Firesoul

Desolate Ones -- We thank you. -- Champions of Rune

All -- Please welcome my Eternal Souls, be gentle (mphhh!!). -- Blackstorm

Dark Knights -- Diplos received!  Will get back ASAP.  I have been super busy lately.
It looks as if the Crying Cartel is no more.  We shall see.  Good hunting! -- The

The Council of Lords are proud to present Chimlevtal History Facts:  On turn #90
(12/5/92)there were 51 teams listed in Chimlevtal.  They were:  Les Knights Erant,
The Stormguards, Silver Blades, Les Gaulois, Dagarath Guards, Foreign Legion, Stellar
Express, The Bloodguard, Enforcers, Sea Rats, Team Supreme!!!, The Major Arcana, True
Brits, Energeia, The Inner Sphere, Bushmasters, Latin Overtones, Muslim Fanatics,
Loony Toons, Avengers, The Spice Pack, South of Heaven, Meat Cleavers, Black Company,
Ragnarok's Revenge, Knights of War, Jabbas Children, Beat These, Vicious Hatred, The
RW Killers, The Girls Club, Bad News Bees, The Barbarians, Mostly Music, Junkyard
Dogs, Metal Militia, Damage Inc., The Nighthawks, Gold Tiger, Salmatious, Mercenary
Force, The Dead, Death Inc., Sun, Hell Mounties, Thornbirds, The Bashers, A Touch
More, Legion of Doom, Were Wolves and Conquerors.  The Duelmaster was Yosemite Sam of
Loony Toons, a 20-15 Total Parry.

Toker -- No explanations needed.  Besides, most of that is history at this point, and
I'm sure I'll be reading about the 'forced dissolution' and 'capitulation' of the
former Vendetta Cartel.  It will be onerous, vociferous, and dreadfully boring--but
it will come nonetheless. -- Kat, Mgr. 'Club DV8'

Max -- Over/under on VC mentions = 25. -- Kat

Wardo Bard -- Wow, the way you handled me, I can just IMAGINE you you'd deal with a
bush!  And now that the topic arises...I happen to HAVE a bush that needs some
serious mastery asserted over it.  Do you make house calls?  It would have to be
soon, or the damned bush will probably EAT the house. -- Kolum Marod

Forinpolitix -- Ah, if I've mastered you, does that make me ready for
Domessticpolitix?  Could be trickier, since Domessticpolitix knows where I buried the
bodies, or can make a good guess.  Maybe I'll sit this one out after all.  I don't
think I want to be dog-catcher QUITE that much. -- Loden Norvis

Edom -- You win, what a surprise, you hussy.  As you can see, I'm more of a "make
love, not war" kind of guy.  Banging around a girl isn't my bag.  Neither is being
banged around by one.  I will take care not to put you on my list of "likely dates."
-- Les Nayle

Retaeh T. Maerd -- I just can't seem to get the hang of fighting backwards.  It's too
tricky.  Sounds a little like what the Kung-Fu Master does, when he's always getting
"hit on the arm by the parry."  Of course, he often manages to make it work, and I
suppose I might be able to, also, but then again, what if I don't WANT to get hit on
the arm?  At last you spread your blows around.  You hit my parry repeatedly....
(sigh)  Wind sprints for me. -- Norgen Pelh

Damhain the Satyr -- Well, damn.  I kinda thought YOU were one of the "make love, not
war" brigade, but ouchie!  You are one mean dude. -- Mendal Omshil

Greetings, fair arena!  A new manager stalks among you.  I am the Crypt Keeper.  I am
the new owner and manager of the team known as Hoplites.  I see there are many teams
here so I expect the fighting to be tough...but I will try my best!!!!  So c'mon mein
brothers, let's get it on!

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

20 October 2006
In accordance with those rules set forth by the Lady of the Realm, I hereby announce
the formation of a small group of managers calling themselves "The Outsiders".  The
group consists of the following members:
     Doc LeGrande
     Street Legal
     This group has only one rule.  Respect the play of the managers of this
alliance.  We have no worries about not playing by the rules set forth by others.  We
fight the way we like, and all those in this group appreciate what tools each manager
brings.  We have managers from the Delarquan, Andorian and Free Blade regions.  We
have managers that focus on the tournament arenas, and we have those that focus on
the regular city arenas.  We have those in our ranks that fight with honor and
respect for all, and we have those that have a bloodlust that cannot be quenched.
     Our goal is simple.  To create a ensemble of managers that will show their
prowess in the land of Alastari, and to bring a new level of competition to all those
that share the sands with our warriors.  Our warriors are many throughout the land.
We have no home arena.  We have no pacts we abide by.  Our fighters range from
Mordant to Talcama, from Lapur to Lyratilan, Aruak City to Valamantis, the Primus
arena to Talahya, and many more arenas throughout the land.
     Whether we are sought out or ignored makes no difference to us.  We are what we
are.  We fight how we fight.  And we do it however we wish.  We have no rules.  We
have no leader or ruler.  Be prepared.  We are.

20 October 2006
The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire respond thus to the Avengers of the Light:
Where are you?  EACH AND EVERY Dark Knight can be found in arenas 31 and 52.  Your
pretty words mean less than nothing if you won't fight.  EVERY Dark Knight is more
than willing to back up their talk.  So...we give you three turns in either 31 or 52,
REPEAT 31 or 52 to show up or shut up.  If you don't show we'll let all of Alastari
know the Avengers are indeed cowards! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COLOSSUS'S FIRE was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
EDISKRAD was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
ASH GOLEM was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
EIGHT SECONDS was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
MYTHIC MACAROON was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
DA SPECIAL was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THE TORTURER was butchered by ARENAMASTER LEVTANI in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
WARDO BARD easily killed ORIN GREYLOCKS in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
MITRIAN was vanquished by OBSESSION in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Bloodfeud duel.
HORAGALLES was luckily beaten by RETAEH T. MAERD in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
CINNIMON ROLLE overpowered DUST MITE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
VIP SECTION was handily defeated by DIRDEN II in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SNORTY MCSNORT demolished ULTHAR THUUNE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ULTHAR THYDRIM handily defeated BEAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
STEEL DRAGON was overpowered by KOLUM MAROD in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
CALLEIGHT was defeated by GERI in a 6 minute expert's Challenge struggle.
OBERON STORMBLADE savagely defeated SARONIKO in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
TELLAS ARIGO defeated MAYTODD in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
ENSLAVED ANGEL was demolished by DUALIN in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Challenge bout.
HEAVEN savagely defeated GORILLA in a 2 minute bloody Challenge conflict.
ULTHAR STORMHELM devastated THORN ELEMENTAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ULEK was viciously subdued by TNEG UNDET in a popular 2 minute Challenge match.
TRINITY vanquished BADGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
TEMPLAR savagely defeated STILETTO in a popular 3 minute gory Challenge match.
SYNYSTR won victory over TATTLE TAIL in a 2 minute Challenge match.
KANDI LAND overpowered LODEN NORVIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TWIN TERROR defeated FIRESOUL in a 2 minute expert vs. novice Challenge match.
SEPTIMIUS won victory over DIRDEN I in a 1 minute Challenge fray.
LONG STRIDER beat SR-71 in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fray.
SIR BRUTUS was handily defeated by DANTRAG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CHLOE D'MORTE overpowered SURT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FENRIS slimly lost to CHALDEA in a tiresome 8 minute novice's Challenge fight.
ULTHAR THE PIOUS was defeated by LONE WOLF in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
ZLOTY killed WOODCHUCK in a 1 minute bloody novice's Challenge fray.
FOOTPRINTS slimly lost to ALTAR in a 2 minute brutal amateur's Challenge fight.
EDWARD DEATH was subdued by SHARP EYES in a 3 minute novice's Challenge struggle.
SPIKE WEAVER handily defeated VON HERRIGAST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MIMIR subdued GRUNT in a action packed 2 minute novice's Challenge conflict.
VICIOSO overpowered SLOTH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
AUN'VAR beat ULTHAR REDBLADE in a 3 minute novice's Challenge competition.
MAZOO was handily defeated by ELP RUPPEED in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
EDOM was overpowered by DAMHAIN THE SATYR in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
UNZOE THE SHAMAN was vanquished by NORGEN PELH in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SVEIN FORKBEARD vanquished SNIPER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
AIRBORNE devastated MENDAL OMSHIL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
VALKYRIE overcame UNHOLY TEMPTRESS in a 5 minute one-sided conflict.
LES NAYLE was overpowered by MIKADO in a 2 minute gory one-sided fight.
STEPHEN viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute gory bout.
POSEIDONIS was overcome by ANDERS DIEMED in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
ULTHAR JARVA was vanquished by LOWLY WORM in a 1 minute one-sided match.
OMAR overcame SLATE G35 in a 4 minute bout.
ULTHAR URUV was demolished by KATANA in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
ULTHAR UTHERYDES savagely defeated FLASHMAN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute conflict.
PAPER CUT KING was savagely defeated by ULL STORMHELM in a exciting 2 minute struggle.
TERROR TWIN viciously subdued EAGLE in a 3 minute bloody fight.
NOSSER PEEL demolished ATLANTA in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
MAXIMIUS was unbelievably bested by MARSHMALLOW MAN in a popular 2 minute bout.
BERAGO won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 4 minute struggle.
URN4A TREAT! defeated CHICA LOCA in a 1 minute fight.
CORNELIUS viciously subdued DAZZLING DULL DAY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute conflict.
TOMMY FRANKS overpowered SUPER RAPID in a 2 minute uneven fight.
SAVANNAH savagely defeated SADISTIC SMORE in a 4 minute novice's conflict.
AUNNA slimly won victory over COPPERHEAD in a 4 minute bloody novice's fight.
VEGA was luckily beaten by HLOTHYN in a 2 minute gory beginner's duel.
ZARCO was defeated by GOMORRAH in a action packed 6 minute novice's fight.
LOKISAN lost to HEAD HUNTER in a 2 minute novice's match.
CHAREOS demolished LOST SOUL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ZOTHIQUE was defeated by BRIAR SHIELD in a 2 minute novice's contest.
CIN-MUM-MUM ROLL was viciously subdued by PYGMY TROLL in a 11 minute novice's contest.
KROWE overpowered CIANG THE ARM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PSYANYDE was defeated by TROAST in a 1 minute beginner's brawl.
WASTELANDER was outwaited by DRUGO in a tiresome 15 minute amateur's match.
LICORICE WHIP demolished STORMRUNE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
RAMPAGE demolished BLACKSWORD BILL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     26         SLASHING ATTACK   51 -  36 -  4      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 20         PARRY-RIPOSTE     35 -  30 -  2      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 16         PARRY-STRIKE      54 -  47 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         TOTAL PARRY       91 -  81 -  5      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  14         AIMED BLOW        55 -  59 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         WALL OF STEEL     58 -  65 -  2      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                      12         STRIKING ATTACK   90 - 101 -  7      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     9         LUNGING ATTACK    59 -  79 -  6      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    8         BASHING ATTACK    40 -  57 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         PARRY-LUNGE       24 -  38 -  1      39  |

Turn 271 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      6 -  2     TOTAL PARRY       12 - 14         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      8 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  5         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  6     STRIKING ATTACK    8 - 12         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  7     PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  5         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     5 -  9         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              AIMED BLOW         4 -  8         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DAMHAIN THE SATYR 5197     26  11  0  121 OVERLORDS (509)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    AIRBORNE 4729              23  11  2  112 PLATOON (513)
SLASHING ATTACK  CINNIMON ROLLE 5553         9   3  1  111 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
WALL OF STEEL    RETAEH T. MAERD 4105       19   8  0  103 CISUM S. EKARD (451)
PARRY-LUNGE      SNIPER 4724                19  15  0   87 PLATOON (513)
PARRY-STRIKE     UNZOE THE SHAMAN 4940      11   3  0   81 THE STORMGUARDS (78)
AIMED BLOW       DIRDEN II 5655              7   2  0   78 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
LUNGING ATTACK   VIP SECTION 5531            8   7  2   56 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was OBERON STORMBLADE 5632.  The ten other most popular fighters were GOMORRAH 
5747, GRUNT 5749, ULL STORMHELM 5559, MAXIMIUS 3276, and SAVANNAH 5759.

The least popular fighter this week was DRUGO 5849.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WASTELANDER 5819, CIN-MUM-MUM ROLL 5550, CHALDEA 5836, FENRIS 5798, 
and CIANG THE ARM 5855.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: