DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/11/2004    Duedate: 02/24/2004

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-465

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STARBREAKER
CALL THE PRIEST (344)
(32-4039) [14-2-1,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STARBREAKER                    STYLISH
CALL THE PRIEST (344)          SARATOGA GLORY (352)
(32-4039) [14-2-1,142]         (32-4116) [6-1-1,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAY FISTAFOLES                 SOLAR MAN
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          SARATOGA GLORY (352)
(32-3852) [17-12-0,76]         (32-4115) [5-2-1,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SARATOGA GLORY (352)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        26
2. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       23      CALL THE PRIEST (344)
3. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     11      Unchartered Team
4. CALL THE PRIEST (344)        3
                                       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SARATOGA GLORY (352)      27   8  4 77.1   1/ 1*SARATOGA GLORY (352)     12  3 2
 2/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     51  27  4 65.4   2/ 4 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     7  3 1
 3/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    722 423 38 63.1   3/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     5 10 1
 4/ 4 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  275 397 10 40.9   4/ 3 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   5 10 1

    '*'   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 #76 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Various places in Zukal:

     "There are warriors coming.  Several of them from Free Blades, in fact," Kitala
the Bold, Lady Protector of Crysalis, reported.  She picked with most comfortable
chair in the Blue Moon guildhouse's common room with an unerring instinct and settled
into it.  "Maybe one or two from Crysalis, as well.  Me, anyway.  I'm getting bored
on the Isle."
     "When?" Jorja asked.  She didn't much like Kitala--they'd trained on the same
team in Lin Tirian years ago--but she could work with the woman.  Kitala had a
deserved reputation for getting things done.  Things no one else wanted to do, and by
Mantor's Shining Sword, dealing with Sekahos was not something Jorja wanted to do.
She hated politics.  "The sooner we get started, the sooner we'll be done with it."
     "Couple of weeks, probably," Kitala said after a moment's thought.  "These
things don't happen all at once.  People have to cancel their dental appointments,
sublet their apartments, find someone to walk their dogs, stuff like that.  Some of
'em even consult their managers!"  The Lubanese woman shook her head as at an
inexplicable marvel.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Ghenis crouched on a roof and looked down at soldiers marching through an alley.
They were some of Sekahos's men, heading for a brothel, not that it mattered.  Any
soldiers would do for this test.  When they were all in the alley and in his sight,
Ghenis clutched his talisman and muttered, "Stop these men, make them helpless to
prevent anything I would inflict on them in Your Name."  Then he held his breath,
waiting to see if the Dark God of the cult would answer his request.  If the Demongod
answered, then he would know that the cult was real, whatever fripperies Pelishtekan
dressed it in.  And if there was no answer....  The gladiator bared his teeth in a
silent snarl.  There was, somewhere, just such a Demongod.  He knew it.  And he would
find that Demongod and unleash it on the Ferencian and the others who would propose a
false cult, just for the money and power it gave them.  Let all false prophets
beware!
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     In the principal hall of Zukal's grandest palace, the man who was now calling
himself Prince Sekahos scowled at his advisors.  "It's outrageous!  Intolerable!
It--"
     "It has happened, even so, Prince," Amar Yayoi said.  He was the Prince's
battlemage and chief adviser.  "Some fool among the benighted heathen of this land
has let loose a tribe of Old Ones, dregur as they are called here, against us.  We
must re-bind--"
     "Why can't we get them on our side?" the Prince demanded.  "If these local
yokels bound them before, then the dregur must hate them even more than they hate us.
Why not form an alliance?"
     "A novel idea," the mage said slowly, "but I would recommend against it.  The
Old Ones are not noted for their willingness to accommodate to we who are the Younger
Peoples."  He watched closely as Sekahos considered this and felt a sinking in the
pit of his stomach.  His Prince was going to demand that the attempt be made.  It
could lead to the deepest disaster, and even if an alliance successfully forged, it
could not be depended upon.  The Old Ones were masters of that special treachery
which was produced by following agreements to the exact letter.
     Whatever Sekahos might have said next was swept aside by the entry of Vilardet,
the Prince's master of spies and assassins.  The dark-faced intriguer (he was half
Ferencian and half Kannar) sketched the formal sequences of bows and salutes and
plunged quickly into his report.  "The assassin sent against Kinnishan of Chimlevtal
failed, Prince.  Bad enough in itself, of course, but worse that it has alerted the
cursed Chimlevtans against further attempts."  What Vilardet did not say, but Yayoi
knew quite well, was that the spymaster had argued against that precipitate action.
But he was wise enough not to say "I told you so," not to THIS prince.
     "Kinnishan must die!" Sekahos shouted.  "He's a reactionary!  A cursed populist!
He is blocking my path of expansion, refusing to pay tribute, providing a base for my
enemies--"
     "All this is true," Yayoi said calmly, "but there are other ways to slay a tiger
than by charging it with a spear."
     "Let us set a trap for your enemy, Prince," Vilardet agreed.  "Let us lead him
to destroy himself, and not only himself but those who would ally with him against
you."
     "This would be a great coup," the mage urged, taking up the argument in his
turn.  "Not only would your immediate enemies be removed, but their purpose in
opposing you would be so discredited that others will hesitate to rise against in the
future."
     "And in the doing of it," Vilardet went on, "another danger might also be
reduced...if Kinnishan is brought to attack the Light of Barikala, for instance?"
     Even Sekahos hesitated over that suggestion.  Inzolas had dispatched men to take
Barikala early in the invasion.  They had succeeded, but soon afterward had ceased to
communicate.  Spies sent to that great island in the years since had never returned.
Ships passing too close to it had vanished without a trace.  No one knew what,
precisely, was happening there.  The only thing to be seen which might have a bearing
on the disappearances was a pillar of light, vast, brilliant, and unaccountable, that
rose from the center of the island.  What that pillar meant, was, or did was unknown.
"Would he be such a fool?" the Prince asked finally.
     The spymaster shrugged.  "It doesn't matter.  A situation can be contrived where
he has no CHOICE but to approach the Light.  That, or lose his throne and his allies,
which would serve our purposes well enough."
     There were several minutes of silence while all considered the possibilities.
"Do it," Sekahos said finally.

In and around Kurukar:

     He who was now known as the Black Kaliv stood behind the altar, waiting.  No
moon shone on Kurukar, nor had it since the Kaliv had come into his full power.  But
there was something in the sky which gave a blood-colored light.  The Kaliv said,
"Come."
     A woman walked toward him through the icy night.  She had been a gladiator once,
before the closing of Kurukar's arena.  She was not afraid of pain and death.  But
she was afraid now.  Terrified, not for her life but for her soul.  She would have
run screaming into the dark forest had the spell not bound her limbs to the Kaliv's
will.  She would not have survived such a flight, for the men--the CREATURES--who
served the Black Kaliv were behind her.  But it would have been a cleaner death.
     She reached the altar and stopped, staring across it and awaiting the next
command.
     "Disrobe."
     Fingers half numb with cold fumbled at the fibula holding the white cloth around
her.  Like a winding sheet, it was.  She willed her fingers to seize the clasp, to
drive the long fang of metal into her own flesh and end it all now.  Her fingers
dropped the fibula onto the cloth at her feet.
     She could sense the creatures close behind her.  They were foul things, even the
one who was human.  But she wished one of them--any one of them--would reach out and
take her life.  Now.  Before it was too late.
     "Lie on the altar," the Kaliv said.
     She did so.
     The four creatures came forward, and each of them seized one of her limbs,
holding her in place though she wasn't struggling.  The Kaliv raised a dagger over
her; it burned red in the light of the not-moon in the sky.  With a single word, he
released the spell that bound her limbs to his will.
     She screamed and fought.
     Until the dagger came down.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Kholzern, Commander of the East for the Black Kaliv, stepped aboard his
flagship.  He wore a form that was nearly human, but his sailors were not deceived.
They had seen Kholzern in the heat of battle, when he wasted no energy on such
disguises.  But he always won those battles, so they accepted his alien origin, even
when it made their blood run cold.  Not that they had a choice.  Those who had
protested serving under Commander Kholzern had...vanished.
     "North," Kholzern said, "then east through the canal to Aljafir Bay.  Aljafir
and Stormcrowe must be subdued so that we may secure out outlet into the Storm Sea."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Tashart, Commander of the West, was not at all human and made no effort to
disguise that fact.  He gestured with a tentacle to the helmsman of his flagship.
"South," his piping voice ordered.  "All shipping which does not bear the standard of
Jhuizkhal is to be destroyed.  Three ships to blockade the mouth of North Fork's
river, the rest to invest Veastian.  Not a ship shall move along this coast without
my leave."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 484): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 482): TILLOUISA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 478): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 478): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 475): TRAGIC TUESDAY of QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 237): IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 467): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 235): SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): JOHNNY B GOODE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 462): GRUDGEBRINGER of WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 455): IRON-HIDE of FERROUS MEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 212): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 343): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 142): PRIZMATYK WAHL of MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 368): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 484): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 482): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 478): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 478): DARK WARRIORS (Arcane's Den, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 475): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 237): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 467): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 235): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 462): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 455): STRONGHOLD (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 212): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): MY DAY (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 343): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 142): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 368): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 483): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 481): OCTAPUSSY of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 478): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
                            NEIGH! of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 477): ROWARDENN of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 466): MONTY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): JOHNNY B GOODE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 462): SQUEEZE CHEESE of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer
                                   Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                       (turn 461): OLD MAJOR of PIG BATTALION (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for JASAFRAS, who flew up 11 points in the rankings after mashing SILVER 
MINNOW like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the 
top ten was SILVER MINNOW, who dropped 3 points after a disappointing (to say the 
least) bout with JASAFRAS.  Unlike most arenas, JOHNNY B GOODE managed to get its 
challenge off against the 0-0-0 BANDIT PRINCE.  Our battling duelmaster JOHNNY B 
GOODE has managed to hold the title, fending off BANDIT PRINCE's none too subtle 
advances.  Better luck next time, DARK ARENA.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 
gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And who is this MAY FISTAFOLES you ask, with 76 points and a 17-12-0 record.  Ooh, 
the tales I could tell!  Getting lots of flowers from sympathetic fans was DIETER 
KWAN, who was successfully challenged by PRIVATE PROPERTY who had a mere 28 points 
more than DIETER KWAN.  Well PRIVATE PROPERTY, just can't get an easy fight anymore 
can you?  You thought challenging down 28 points to DIETER KWAN would be fun.  Right? 
Wrong!  Challenging down 46 points was STARBREAKER.  Pretty soon he'll be using two 
shields and selling 'T.P.:  The only way to clean up' pins.  Definition of petty:  
STARBREAKER bested TIA M. ATT, a mismatch of 46 points.  Can any one out there say 
'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying LOCKED IN will do.  He challenged 18 points down to 
trash MAY FISTAFOLES.  Definition of petty:  LOCKED IN won victory over MAY 
FISTAFOLES, a mismatch of 18 points.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  JOHNNY B GOODE defied all odds and slew 
BANDIT PRINCE in the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as 
BANDIT PRINCE's meat is notoriously tough.  There's got to be more reason for the 
sending of TED EVIL to the Dark Arena than his record (6-3-0).  Anybody got any ideas 
DEVIL ADVOCATES?  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  
Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you can pick your 
friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STARBREAKER 4039             14   2  1   142       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOCKED IN 4049               10   4  1   105       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 DIETER KWAN 4092             12   4  0    95       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIA M. ATT 4095              10   5  3    83       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 MAY FISTAFOLES 3852          17  12  0    76       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029         8   5  1    75       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIL ETH 4093                 12   4  2    67       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STYLISH 4116                  6   1  1    60       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRADEMARK 4114                6   1  1    55       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 SOLAR MAN 4115                5   2  1    51       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 BASKERVOLE 4071               8  22  0    46       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOATMAN KU 4130               2   0  1    25       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRETTY WILD 4113              5   2  0    23       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 LEVEE LOAFER 4129             2   0  0    14       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 JASAFRAS 4136                 1   0  0    11       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 SILVER MINNOW 4128            1   4  0     7       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 TASSALTER 4112                0   7  0     7       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
...TOO LATE 4137       0  1 0 CALL THE PRIEST 344   DARK CHAMPION 333     465 NONE    
BANDIT PRINCE 334      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          JOHNNY B GOODE 4034   465 NONE    
TED EVIL 4109          6  3 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105   MOUNTAIN TROLL 327    465 NONE    
LOACH 4126             1  3 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 SOLAR MAN 4115        463         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Trademark -- Well, geeze loueze, I wouldn't want to be in violation of anything. --
Baskervole
P.S.  (muttering)  You COULD have just quietly MENTIONED that there was a problem....

Pretty Wild -- (bursts into tears)  But...I'm endangered!  You're not supposed to be
MEAN to me, because I'm endangered! -- Silver Minnow
P.S.  Actually, good fight, and many thanks for the skills.

Ted Evil -- Ah...I see.  You really are, hmm?  Well...ouch. -- Tassalter

That Beggar's no good. -- Levee Loafer
P.S.  Just in case any of you wondered.

But he might make decent bait. -- Boatman Ku

Trademark -- Well, I figured I might as well swing back, since I didn't have anything
else to do out there. -- Silver Minnow

Stylish -- (resigned look)  Everyone beats me.  It's my lot in life. -- Baskervole

Tia M.ATT and the rest of the Devil Advocates -- Interesting DM Column.  That is
quite the light. -- Saratoga Glory

Baskervole -- Thanks for all of those skills!!! -- Trademark

Silver Minnow -- You're welcome for all of those skills. -- Pretty Wild

Well, thanks to Dangerous Criminal, Ghostzapper has left us.  Ghostzapper was a fine
lad and we will miss him.  For those that are interested in such things Ghostzapper
was:  5-4-20-17-9-8-21, +5 att.  Died with a Master Attack and no other ratings.
R.I.P. Ghostzapper. -- the trainer Saratoga Glory

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
born.
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.
M A T R I X

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much
trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JOHNNY B GOODE butchered BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TED EVIL was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
...TOO LATE was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
PRIVATE PROPERTY was devastated by DIETER KWAN in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
STARBREAKER overpowered TIA M. ATT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title match.
LOCKED IN devastated MAY FISTAFOLES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TRADEMARK bested BASKERVOLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
PRETTY WILD overcame TASSALTER in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
LIL ETH won victory over SOLAR MAN in a action packed 3 minute duel.
STYLISH lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute fight.
SILVER MINNOW lost to JASAFRAS in a 3 minute novice's duel.
LEVEE LOAFER defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 3 minute beginner's match.
BOATMAN KU overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR 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|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -   5 -  2      82  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  1      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  10 -  1      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  12 -  2      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  14 -  0       7  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  18 -  0       5  |

Turn 465 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  STARBREAKER 4039           14   2  1  142 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
AIMED BLOW       LOCKED IN 4049             10   4  1  105 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIETER KWAN 4092           12   4  0   95 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
WALL OF STEEL    TIA M. ATT 4095            10   5  3   83 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
PARRY-LUNGE      MAY FISTAFOLES 3852        17  12  0   76 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
BASHING ATTACK   PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029       8   5  1   75 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLAR MAN 4115              5   2  1   51 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MAY FISTAFOLES 3852.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SOLAR MAN 4115.  The ten other most popular fighters were STYLISH 4116, 
JASAFRAS 4136, STARBREAKER 4039, TRADEMARK 4114, PRETTY WILD 4113, BOATMAN KU 4130, 
TED EVIL 4109, LIL ETH 4093, PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029, and DIETER KWAN 4092.

The least popular fighter this week was LEVEE LOAFER 4129.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SILVER MINNOW 4128, BASKERVOLE 4071, MAY FISTAFOLES 3852, TIA 
M. ATT 4095, ...TOO LATE 4137, TASSALTER 4112, LOCKED IN 4049, DIETER KWAN 4092, 
PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029, and LIL ETH 4093.

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

JOHNNY B GOODE (32-4034) CALL THE PRIEST (344)