DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/13/2003    Duedate: 08/26/2003

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-452

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PICKLED PIGSKIN
BUFFY'S DINER (346)
(32-4051) [10-0-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PICKLED PIGSKIN                POSITION IS EMPTY
BUFFY'S DINER (346)            
(32-4051) [10-0-0,118]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TROTLINE                       VY-OTIN
FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)        THE STORMLORDS (337)
(32-3962) [16-34-3,93]         (32-4081) [5-3-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       23
2. THE STORMLORDS (337)        15      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. BUFFY'S DINER (346)         11      Unchartered Team
4. HARBINGERS (330)             0
5. CALL THE PRIEST (344)        0      THE SOUND & FURY (306)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    681 399 34 63.1   1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    12  3 1
 2- 2 HARBINGERS (330)         104  80 10 56.5   2/ 2 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   6  6 1
 3/ 5 BUFFY'S DINER (346)       27  21  0 56.3   3/ 5 THE STORMLORDS (337)      5  4 1
 4/ 3 THE STORMLORDS (337)      85  67  7 55.9   4- 3 HARBINGERS (330)          4  1 0
 5- 4 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     30  24  2 55.6   5/ 6 BUFFY'S DINER (346)       2  2 0
 6/ 6 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  255 358  9 41.6   6- 4 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     1  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[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #66 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Ibizond, Korga, and in between:

     Fist of Kjarran strode briskly along the road that ran east from Ibizond.  It
would eventually reach Malcorn and then Zuwayza, but that was several days away even
if nothing came of this effort to catch the killer.  What kind of man, he wondered
would haunt a lonely stretch of road and kill only single travelers after dark?  A
coward, for one thing.  But it might be useful to consider the other factors; after
all, the ambush ahead that was supposed to catch the killer might fail.  He could end
up fighting alone.  His hand caressed the hilt of his sword.  And he'd do very well
by himself, if he had to.
     The Murskan, Cadal, believed the killer was a non-human monster of some sort,
perhaps a demon.  It would be a feather in his cap to kill a demon....  But he had to
remember that he wasn't out here for glory, even when the glory would honor mighty
Kjarran, and his daughter Jayde, too, of course.  He was here to rid the area of a
killer.  He peered sharply into the trees on either side of the road.  Though the sun
had not yet vanished behind the western hills, the woods were already filled with
shadow.  Anything could be hiding there.
     In fact, Aghtamar, Zilla, and Cadal were hiding there, somewhere a little
farther ahead.  No human would detect them, Fist believed.  Cadal might be a semi-
barbarian, as all the Murskans were, and a second-rate gladiator (for a Lord
Protector), but he knew what he was doing in the woods.  Fist sighed and shook his
head.  What the Murskans should be doing in the woods was cutting down the trees and
planting beans.  Oh, well.  Doubtless that would come in time, as they absorbed
civilization from their more enlightened neighbor, the Glorious Empire.
     Meanwhile, there was the killer.  The sun was balanced on the rim of the hills,
and the shadows were stretching out of the forest and across the road.  It was time 
for the killer to appear.
     As though his thought had conjured the sound, he heard hoofs on the road ahead
of him.  No one had mentioned the killer being mounted.  Could this be a chance
victim?  Some unfortunate traveler from the east who didn't know the risk he was
taking?  The rider was still out of sight, as the road ahead curving and slanting
into a valley dark with trees.  That valley would be a good place for the killer to
set his ambush....  Or for Cadal to set his!  Fist had a sudden vision of the killer
and the gladiators facing each other across the road, waiting for a victim to walk
into their trap.  He resisted the urge to laugh; after all, it could be true!  He
also resisted the urge to break into a run, which would tire out him right when he
might be needing his full strength.
     Somewhere ahead, but farther away than the horseman, a hound bayed, answered by
two more.  At least, Fist of Kjarran was fairly sure they were hounds, and not
wolves.  But it was enough to make anyone's blood run cold, and that alone might have
scared a timid traveler to death.  And who would be hunting with hounds along this
road at night?  Fist wasn't a country boy, but something seemed out of step in this.
Maybe the killer used the hounds to terrify his victims?  In any case, the horsemen
in the valley was in danger.
     Fist paused to listen.  He had lost track of the hoofbeats when he'd heard the
baying, but now he picked them up again.  They were faster-paced, but...they didn't
seem to be getting any closer.  He shuddered in sympathy for the rider as he hurried
ahead.  It must be like one of those nightmares where you run and run and can't
escape.
     Darkness filled the little valley like a pool of water.  Fist had the
unreasonable feeling that he should hold his breath as he descended.  There was a
thin wail from below, then shouts and the clangor of swords.  He broke into a trot.
Some other traveler must have drawn the killer and sprung the ambush before he got
there!
     At the bottom of the valley, the road crossed a stream.  The woods were broken
there so that some moonlight came down onto the bridge and the struggle going on
there.  Swords flickered in reflected moonlight, and shadows surged back and forth.
Fist drew his sword.  One shadow detached itself from the struggle.  It was
silhouetted briefly against the white foam of the stream: a gigantic hound, black as
hate except for crimson ears and eyes that burned like fire.  It bayed as it raced
along the road toward Fist of Kjarran.
     Fist shuddered.  You didn't have to be timid for that sound and sight to freeze
your blood!  But he was a gladiator, a Lord Protector, a faithful follower of Kjarran
and Jayde.  No dog was going to intimidate him.  He steadied his sword to receive the
charge.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 471): BLUE DUCK of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 469): EQUALIZER of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 465): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 466): PA ELL of WAY OF THE SWORD (? mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 464): DUSK of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 463): KANDY KANES of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 231): RAPAX of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 455): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 229): DELWYNNDWN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 451): PICKLED PIGSKIN of BUFFY'S DINER (Alfredo Frothingslosh)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 449): APATHY of WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 442): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 406): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 206): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 330): 4-0 PROLENE of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 310): ON MY WAY of SADISTS F2F (SunGod, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 136): JUSTICE of PEACE MAKERS (Solomon, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 356): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 471): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 469): BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 465): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 466): WYLDERNESS WYLD (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 464): KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 463): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 231): UGLY URBAN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 455): DEATH THREAT (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 229): UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 451): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 449): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 442): COMIC MAYHEM (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 406): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 206): DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 330): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 310): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 136): WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 356): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 471): BLUE DUCK of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): MALASION of THE BLACKHEARTS (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           N.D. GRASSE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 464): KILLIN' STU of MINIONS OF MILO (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 463): KANDY KANES of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 231): BATMANNING (28-3402) CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 229):ODYSSEUS of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KRAC D'CHEVALIERS of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               BABBS BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
                   (turn 228): SIR YDER of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               BONEGRIN DEVAR of BUSHMASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 448): RYANATOR of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
                            LEMON DROP of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): ZEEL BEBUB of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                               INCREDIBLE SULK of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
                               MARY ANN of SCREEN DREAMS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
                            MOONSTONE of FLAMING FIST (Firehawk, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ARVAT.  MVP award for DEBBE EAST?  DEVIL 
ADVOCATES' proud of her after beating DEATH KNIGHT and getting 14 points.  Talk about 
yer major upsets!  FIZGIGG's match with COEUR DE LION cost him a loss of 6 points!  
The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause he's Number One!  TROTLINE knows this.  
He was challenged by the Duelmaster.  This Duelmaster is like something else!  
PICKLED PIGSKIN stopped TROTLINE dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said 
ARVAT's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Dripping Blade?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  THE STORMLORDS was the most avoided team.  Is a 
85-67-7 record really that scary?  I don't know what DEVIL ADVOCATES' been doing.  
They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from THE STORMLORDS, that's fer 
sher.  Can FISHERMAN'S WHARF's TROTLINE be more popular than me?  He was challenged 
the most, but is that really the same?  MAY FISTAFOLES must not be a good enough 
fighter to get in fair fights.  She challenged BASKERVOLE.  14 is a big difference.  
(Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought MAY FISTAFOLES showed great skill and 
promise when she won victory over BASKERVOLE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PICKLED PIGSKIN 4051         10   0  0   118       BUFFY'S DINER (346)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINDEN 4072                  11   6  0    98       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 TROTLINE 3962                16  34  3    93       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 COEUR DE LION 3976           15  12  2    91       THE STORMLORDS (337)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARK SKY 3933                18  23  2    88       HARBINGERS (330)
-JOHNNY B GOODE 4034           8   2  0    87       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-STARBREAKER 4039              7   2  1    83       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 FIZGIGG 4012                 16  21  1    70       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GERI 4016                    10  13  0    66       HARBINGERS (330)
 DEBBE EAST 3858               9   3  0    66       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-OBSIDIAN GOLEM 3975          16  14  0    64       THE STORMLORDS (337)
-PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029         6   4  0    64       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 DEATH KNIGHT 4026            13  12  4    61       THE STORMLORDS (337)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SENSOO O SURU 3979           16  11  0    59       THE STORMLORDS (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAY FISTAFOLES 3852          10   6  0    51       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-MISS AMERICAN PIE 4058        4   0  0    50       BUFFY'S DINER (346)
-LOCKED IN 4049                5   4  1    40       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 BASKERVOLE 4071               6  11  0    35       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-EDIBLE UNDIES 4052            4   3  0    34       BUFFY'S DINER (346)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUN OF THE MILL 4056          3   4  0    32       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 VY-OTIN 4081                  5   3  0    30       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 DIETER KWAN 4092              3   0  0    28       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIA M. ATT 4095               2   0  0    17       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 LIL ETH 4093                  2   1  1    11       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
L. DIABLO 3829        10  6 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105   COEUR DE LION 3976    450         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lord Protector Lightining -- Well done on taking the throne yet again on your final 
fight!  A salute to you and the noble High Lord Bosk. -- The Icelord and The 
Stormlords

Geri -- Well struck. -- Death Knight

Baskervole -- <sigh>  You again. -- Vy-Otin

Abraxis -- High Lord Bosk has departed Arvat.  Are you going to come back now? -- Vy-
Otin

High Lord Bosk -- Here is news of GREAT IMPORTANCE!!!  Ian Anderson and Martin Baare 
(both of Jethro Tull, of course) will each release their solo albums in August!  This 
is glorious news indeed!  Hussah! -- The Icelord  (Am off to the Bad Company/Kansas 
concert.  Wish you could join us, my brother.)

They sure don't make Convicted Thieves like they used to.  I barely hit the guy. -- 
Lil Eth

Stormlords -- We appreciate the welcome back.  It has been some time, but it's nice 
to be home. -- The Devil Advocates

Lightning -- I'm glad you won that one.  I felt so exposed up there! -- Linden

Arenamistress Sugar stopped me from killing the assassin on the sands, so I think 
I'll take him out to the river and drown him, instead. -- Trotline

Mae Fistafoles -- Sorry, ma'am, I didn't mean to step on you like that, but I 
couldn't see you down there. -- Fizgigg

Vy-Otin -- Ho.  Or, um, some suitable exclamation to mark my victory.  You're not bad 
for a youngster. -- Baskervole

Devil Advocates -- Despite all (such as losing), it's good to have you back. -- 
Fisherman's Wharf

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

26 July 2003
     Citizens of Alastari, a bright dawn has risen.  While you slept, a pernicious
force has entered the once-fair City of Aruak.  It fought alongside their treasured
warriors, it drank with their fans, and it slept with their women.  Now the masks are
coming off.
     Warriors, be afraid...be very afraid.  After years of Andorian managers ranting
that Aruak is the safest city in Alastari, the Frothingslosh Syndicate has selected
Aruak City as the home for its next epic 'contest'--Murder by Numbers II.  Our spies
have selected the warriors for extermination, and the executioners have had several
months to prepare.  Now a new age of darkness will descend upon Aruak, as the
Syndicate and its allies bring an entirely new level of competition to the arena!
Downchallenges!  Assassinations!  Small poodles as hors d'oeuvres!
     The Murder by Numbers II 'rules' will be announced next cycle.  However, we
invite all managers, from all corners of Alastari, to come to Aruak City and take
part...in one way or another.  Help defend the honor of a long heralded haven for the
pure, or join the forces of change in their siege of the ice-cream and cake
stronghold of the Dukes of Nerf-Dueling!
     This exercise is not for either the faint of heart or the weak willed.  Blood
will flow, brains will leak, and beer will be chugged.  Either way, we welcome you
with open arms and gleaming blades.
     This public service announcement has been brought to you by Frothingslosh Epic
Contests (tm), the number 86, and the letter 'K'.

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

29 July 2003
           *     *     *     *The Third Annual Turf War*     *     *     *
     Yes, it's time again for alliances to go to war!  TW3 will be held in DM 47
(North Fork) at a date to be  specified later--right after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest is over...but I'm sure everyone wants to get their teams there soon!  Here
are the rules:

1.  Each alliance must have a leader declare the arrival of his alliance.  The leader
    will be responsible for verifying any and all teams/managers who declare to the
    alliance he/she is leading.
2.  Each manager, team declaring for the contest must have approval of the leader,
    donate one Roll-up Certificate ($5) to the prize pot (send it to me by diplo, by
    snail, or a note to customer service), and declare his/her team by diplo, p-ad or
    snail.
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
    double!
4.  Prizes are as follows (mostly...there WILL be some things added as the prize pot
    grows with entry donations--this list is not final!)
    *  Highest scoring alliance -- Rename Arena 47 for a period of 6 months, one half
       of the total prize pot donated; roll-up certs.
    *  The Alliance with the most returns from the DA will get to re-name the DA
       monsters for a period of 6 months.
    *  The alliance with the most warriors listed as style masters will get to pick
       the Alastari city/arena to host the next Grand Tournament.
    *  The warrior with the most front page honors/awards will have the Arenamaster
       named after him for a period of 6 months.
    *  The Alliance with the most front page Honors/Awards will have the honor of
        picking the *slow* arena to host the Fifth Annual Turf War.
    *  The team with the most listings as Style Master will find out the favorites of
       one of their warriors.
    *  The warrior with the most listings as Style Master will fight at my expense
       for five turns (I will transfer to the manager's account).
    *  The Alliance with the most kills will be able to re-name the stand-in warriors
       for a period of 6 months.
    *  The warrior that scores the most total points will fight at my expense for 5
       turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the manager's account).
    *  The team that scores the most total points will receive an extra share of
       roll-up certs from the prize pot.
     There may be more categories to come, and the prize pot still has to be
divided...I'm open to category/prize ideas--and further donations to the prize pot.
     The contest will run for *TEN* turns; prizes will be awarded at the end of the
11th turn.
     Scoring will be as follows:
* 5 points per fight, doubled for each of the following conditions met:
     -- Two Alliance     -- Champion
     -- Challenge        -- Two Champions
     -- Bloodfeud        -- Challenger losing
     -- Kill
     (Note:  DA losses are exempt, but DA wins will be *tripled*!!!  Ex:  Happy
Slasher goes to the DA and dies, no points are lost.  If he wins, his team scores 60
points!  If he was a champ, he scores 120 points!)
     Use the following chart to calculate scores:
Conditions Met:       0     1     2     3     4     5     6     7
Points Per Fight:     5    10    20    40    80   160   320   640
* Awards/Honors and Style Masters will each be awarded points also.  Find the total
number of each (do note add Awards and Style Masters together) and consult the graph
below.  Champs that score an award or style master count as two.
     1 --   5      7 --  320
     2 --  10      8 --  640
     3 --  20      9 -- 1280
     4 --  40     10 -- 2560
     5 --  80     11 -- 5280
     6 -- 100     (x2 for each extra)
Note -- These categories *count as "triple"*--they will be figured for each team,
*AND* again for each alliance *as well as* for each warrior!
*  Each and every mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points...period.
*  TVs will be scored on the same scale as Awards/Style Masters, but the total points
will be x10.  TC's will be scored as TV's, but x10 more.
Number of TV/TC's          Points Scored (TV/TC)
     1      50/ 500
     2     100/1000
     3     200/2000
     4     400/4000
     +     x2/ x2 (for each extra)
     Each alliance will start with 5000 points, scores for *fights* will be added to
the winner's total *AND* deducted from the losers.
     Come  one and all, defend your turf and the honor of your alliance...or your
own!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB
                    Arenas, DM 47, DM 73

1 August 2003
     Assurnasirbanipal invites you to Talcama to participate in the third BATTLE
ROYAL contest.  It is a Delarquan contest so brutal that even some of Talcama's most
notable managers will refuse to participate.  The rules are simpler than any other
contest:  You may not avoid any other contest team.  There are no silly rules for who
can and can't compete.  Any team in Talcama is eligible to compete.  The scoring is
also quite simple (+1 for a win, +1 for a kill (+1 for the win), -1 for a loss) and
the first team to reach 25 points is the winner.
     Scoring will be live--the results for the turn posted in the newsletter.  The
winner will be able to fight their contest team in Talcama for free for 6 months but
more importantly will win a contest against some of the best managers who play the
game in one of the hardest contests in the game.
     First turn for BATTLE ROYAL 3 is Talcama Turn 465, which is due August 30.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PICKLED PIGSKIN devastated TROTLINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
MAY FISTAFOLES won victory over BASKERVOLE in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge battle.
LIL ETH was savagely defeated by VY-OTIN in a action packed 8 minute Challenge fight.
LINDEN devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FIZGIGG was demolished by COEUR DE LION in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DEATH KNIGHT was vanquished by DEBBE EAST in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DIETER KWAN overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TIA M. ATT defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

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

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PICKLED PIGSKIN 4051       10   0  0  118 BUFFY'S DINER (346)
WALL OF STEEL    LINDEN 4072                11   6  0   98 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
PARRY-STRIKE     COEUR DE LION 3976         15  12  2   91 THE STORMLORDS (337)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEATH KNIGHT 4026          13  12  4   61 THE STORMLORDS (337)
PARRY-LUNGE      MAY FISTAFOLES 3852        10   6  0   51 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TROTLINE 3962.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was VY-OTIN 4081.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAY FISTAFOLES 3852, 
PICKLED PIGSKIN 4051, DEBBE EAST 3858, LINDEN 4072, COEUR DE LION 3976, DIETER KWAN 
4092, TIA M. ATT 4095, TROTLINE 3962, BASKERVOLE 4071, and LIL ETH 4093.

The least popular fighter this week was DEATH KNIGHT 4026.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FIZGIGG 4012, LIL ETH 4093, BASKERVOLE 4071, TROTLINE 3962, TIA 
M. ATT 4095, DIETER KWAN 4092, COEUR DE LION 3976, LINDEN 4072, DEBBE EAST 3858, and 
PICKLED PIGSKIN 4051.