Date   : 07/27/2005    Duedate: 08/09/2005


DM-32    TURN-503

This Weeks Top Honors


(32-3979) [25-17-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SENSOO O SURU                  MISERY
THE STORMLORDS (337)           ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
(32-3979) [25-17-0,99]         (32-4235) [2-0-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BOATMAN KU                     LITTLE RAINBOW
(32-4130) [15-25-1,77]         (32-4146) [19-12-0,96]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE STORMLORDS (337)        33
2. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        30      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     17      Unchartered Team
4. CALL THE PRIEST (344)       16
5. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        13      ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE WARRIORS (2)           2   0  1  100   1/ 3*ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     11  4 0
 2/ 2*ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      11   4  0 73.3   2/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      9  5 0
 3- 3*FLAMING DEATH (347)        9   4  0 69.2   3/ 2 THE STORMLORDS (337)      8  7 0
 4/ 4 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     121  56 10 68.4   4/ 5 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     7  8 1
 5/ 7 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    101  59  6 63.1   5/ 4 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     6  9 0
 6/ 8 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    798 479 42 62.5   6/ 6 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   5  7 0
 7/ 9 HARBINGERS (330)         107  86 10 55.4   7/ 7 HARBINGERS (330)          3  6 0
 8/10 THE STORMLORDS (337)     126 108 10 53.8   8- 8*THE WARRIORS (2)          1  0 1
 9/11 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  348 506 10 40.7   9- 9*FLAMING DEATH (347)       1  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

               + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Dark Waters ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Arenamistress Sugar walked along the waterside just north of Arvat's harbor,
sighing heavily.  The land did not end in a beach of clean white sand here, or a
golden sandy beach, or with a band of shining pebbles, or even a grassy bank.  It was
mud.  Sticky, not very clean, rather stinky mud.  It would never appeal to, for
instance, Debby Tonte.  This was bad, because Sugar really liked Debby Tonte.  She
found the spy reporter full of good suggestions about tanning, and the best colors of
nail polish to go with one's complexion, and good tips on getting blood stains out of
purple robes.  Sugar had even persuaded the bartender at the Knot of Eels to offer
drinks with umbrellas in them.  Not that there was room for much of anything in the
cup once the umbrella was in there, but it was the principle of the thing.  Debby
Tonte had been polite, but she hadn't lingered longer than it took to drink one cup
of Phishjuice with an umbrella in it.
     It was discouraging.
     Dear Arrnie, that is, Duke Arrnet, wanted to put Arvat on the map.  That's what
he said, but of course, it was already on the map.  Sugar knew that.  She'd even seen
it on a map.  He meant, at least, she thought he meant that he wanted it to be
important.  Or interesting.  Something more than a fishing village.
     Sugar sighed again and plucked a flat shell from the mud, sending it skipping
out over the sullen waters of the Storm Sea.  One.  Two.  Three.  Four, and...gosh!
It was caught by a tentacle!
     She took two steps back away from the water's edge, drawing her sword.  She
might have a figure every bit as good as Debby Tonte's, or even better, but she had
been made Arenamistress because she was comfortable with violence.  And this might
just be a time for violence.
     The tentacle coiled and straightened, flinging the shell back with the speed of
an arrow, or one of those bullets (she thought that they used slings for them) that
managers talked about sometimes.  Gauging its trajectory, she swept her sword up and
deflected it back out over the lake.  The tentacle caught it again and flung it back.
Sugar danced a little farther down the beach--the aim was off--and returned it.  This
was like a game!  Maybe that would be the thing to put Arvat on the map:
Volleyshells over the lake.  On the third return, the tentacle's toss was a little
short, and she had to come down to the water's edge and even a step beyond to reach
     Another tentacle coiled around her ankle, drawing her toward deeper water.

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 520): TOP CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 520): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 514): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 517): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 515): HI-JINX of PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 514): ELLE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 256): MYSTIC ZEALOT of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 506): BLACK TIGER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 254): GREYSCALES of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 502): SILVER TRAIN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 493): MOZART of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 456): RAYEK of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 232): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 226): HOURGLASS of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 213): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 360): STONE DOG of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 161): BULL MARKET of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
                                Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 520): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 520): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 514): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 517): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 515): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 514): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 256): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 506): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 254): AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 502): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 500): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 493): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 456): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 232): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 226): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 213): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 381): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 360): FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 161): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 407): DEATH REALM (Floyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 513): MORTIKHAN of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 517): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 516): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 515): DARON EL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 513): WHITE WOLF of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 256): MYSTIC ZEALOT of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                          YIP AGAIN of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 253): OIL CAN HARRY of THE CANUCKS (Polaris, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 492): SOYOYAY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 456): RAYEK of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 231): BOMBSHELL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 226): HOURGLASS of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 381): MECHANISM of TOOLS OF TORMENT (Mad Max, mgr.)
                (turn 380): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 360): DELORES of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Greetings again, all.  I have retained my title by defeating Tassalter.  He was
ready for me but I was more ready for him.  Tassalter had just vanquished my guild
mate Stratostar the previous turn and I was determined to not allow him to vanquish
me as well.  When the signal was given to fight I did not hesitate.  I strode forward
and landed a shot to Tassalter's leg.  My second swing came down upon his arm.  I saw
a look of panic come across his eyes.  I had him on the ropes.  Not letting up, I
swung again.  This time my opponent parried my swing.  Unable to mount a counter
attack, I swung again, this time catching my foe in the head.  He was reeling.   Two
more shots later the Arenamaster stepped in to prevent any serious injury.  I was
     Unfortunately this turn I will not be Duelmaster.  How do I know this you all
ask?  Since I will not fight I cannot be Duelmaster.  I will be making the journey
with my proxy manager to St. Louis.  I need to not fight this turn so I will not be
reclassified to another bracket.  My manager has big things in store for me.  I pray
that I do not let him down.  I am off to train for the tournament.  I would like to
wish all of our brethren luck at the Face to Face.  Glory to Arvat the jewel of Free

Silver Train

                                      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.  We now have a 
new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  ANGELS OF PAIN now holds the crown 
and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for LITTLE RAINBOW, 
who flew up 27 points in the rankings after mashing OBSIDIAN GOLEM like a melon.  
Keep your eye on this guy.  Well, if ya don't shows up at the laundromat, ya can'ts 
wash yer clothes.  SILVER TRAIN did not fight this week so his title was forfeit.  In 
front of all the crowds, SENSOO O SURU took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I 
give the bum two weeks.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger 
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
ARVAT's afraid of the big bad CALL THE PRIEST.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys like 
to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause THE STORMLORDS beats feet every time 
CALL THE PRIEST smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this ELECTRIC EYE you 
ask, with 88 points and a 8-3-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  In a touching 
display by a 'touched' warrior, STRATOSTAR went after BOATMAN KU, who was higher by 
22 points.  Well, when the dust settled, STRATOSTAR defeated BOATMAN KU.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  This week 13-8-1 KILLING MACHINE was sent 
to the Dark Arena.  I know a lot of fighters with similar records who might take 
notice of this.  There's got to be more reason for the sending of KILLING MACHINE to 
the Dark Arena than his record (13-8-1).  Anybody got any ideas CALL THE PRIEST?  
Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may encounter problems on the 
trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ARVAT have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENSOO O SURU 3979           25  17  0    99       THE STORMLORDS (337)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILVER TRAIN 4170            10   2  0   128       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 OBSIDIAN GOLEM 3975          25  21  1    97       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 TASSALTER 4112               12  33  0    97       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 STRATOSTAR 4173               9   4  0    97       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 LITTLE RAINBOW 4146          19  12  0    96       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELECTRIC EYE 4156             8   3  0    88       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 DARK SKY 3933                19  24  2    85       HARBINGERS (330)
 BOATMAN KU 4130              15  25  1    77       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEFORE THE DAWN 4148          9   2  0    66       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-IZUSU TROOPER 4062            7   1  0    65       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 CHARON 4103                   9   7  0    57       THE STORMLORDS (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREKI 4179                    9   2  0    55       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 LOGGERHEAD 4149              13  15  0    54       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 M. A. FISTAFOLES 4191         5   2  0    49       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERI 4016                    10  15  0    45       HARBINGERS (330)
 LOU CYPHER 4188               6   4  0    37       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNITED 4162                   2   6  1    33       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 DEE SPADER 4192               4   3  2    30       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 SINNER 4165                   3   4  0    24       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 MISERY 4235                   2   0  0    24       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAMNATION 4214                3   0  0    19       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 REPRISAL 4216                 3   0  0    19       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-VENOM 18                      2   0  1    17       THE WARRIORS (2)
 JUSTICE 4217                  2   1  0    17       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 PERSONAL LEGEND 4198          5   0  0    15       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 TOPIARY 4219                  3   1  0    13       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-YUGO CV 4066                  1   0  0    12       FLAMING DEATH (347)
-VW BEETLE 4064                1   0  0     6       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 FENDER MALLOTT 4233           1   1  0     6       HARBINGERS (330)
 ULTHAR ULSAY 4199             0   5  0     5       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 WULFGAR 4232                  1   1  0     4       HARBINGERS (330)
 BILL ZEYBUB 4244              0   1  0     2       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 SUGAR PUNCH 4237              0   2  0     2       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 M. EDGAR D'SERPENT 4236       0   2  0     2       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-FORD PINTO 4234               0   1  0     1       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 BRUENOR 4231                  0   1  0     1       HARBINGERS (330)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RAGE 4243              0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360    DARK CHAMPION 333     503 NONE    
N. FERNAL 4230         1  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105   VENOM 18              502         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ghost of S. Moe Dius -- Ha!  Killed by Mordant Deserter!  You are the WORST warrior
EVER to grace this team!  And that's saying something. -- the other Devil Advocates,
free of the albatross at last!

Welcome to the Angels of Pain, friends and allies from long ago! -- the Devil

The Trainer -- I don't know if your "duel identity" comment last turn was purposeful
or was meant to be "dual identity", but either way it amused me. -- the Dark One

All -- The Spotlights for turn 500 amused me.  Not that I have time these days to
write many, but I will attempt to write the occasional spotlight and keep active.  If
only I could get Caesar to come back....  His "Temple of Caesar" classic spotlight
was perhaps the funniest I have read in all of my DM days...perhaps someday.... --
the Dark One

Silver Train -- 13-3-1 in the tourney and DM at 9-2.  Congratulations and well done!
-- the Devil Advocates

Arvat -- Greetings, new arena!  We are an old team belonging to the Dark One who was
traded to the Sandman and have now come back to fight under our original manager.
Since we are from an arena that was closed and needed a new home, he suggested that
we pack our bags and join our friends here.  We look forward to seeing you all on the
sands! -- Angels of Pain

High Lord Bosk -- Tal and well met, mighty one!  It is great to see you and the
Harbingers in Arvat.  Alas, Destitute N. complained when you arrived claiming you
were here to interfere with the Arvat Challenge 2005.  I must ask you, my brother, to
consider not running in Arvat so that DN can't have yet another excuse.  Salute! --
The Icelord

Eleven teams listed in Arvat!  Good to see.  All are welcome in Arvat.  Well, not
you, Lord Bosk.  I personally would love to see you liven up the arena but there is
one that does not want you here. -- The Icelord

United -- <YAWN> -- The Stormlords

Destitute N. -- Since you want to bring up Primus, let me bring up Chimlevtal.  I'm
glad you're hacked off about my killing of Love Potion #9.  It was a down-challenge
<lol> true, but my guy had what, one more FE than yours and how many tournaments did
your guy run in?  You mentioned running in ADM, and I see you're running three teams
in Chimlevtal now.  You just have too deep of pockets for me, bud.  I'll see you
here, 31 and Primus and save some of my money for real life requirements.  You might
outspend me but you'll never outgame me. -- The Icelord (Are you sure you're really
"destitute?"  Maybe you should call your self "affluent" instead.)

Before the Dawn -- I double-challenged you and yet we got matched randomly.  DN is an
awesome manager. -- Charon (your desperation strategy rocked!  I hope you die in the

Loggerhead -- I use magic. -- Charon

the Trainer -- True. -- The Icelord

Topiary -- I think I'll avoid your team now. -- Ulthar Ulsay

Destitute N. -- If you don't like my personals and spotlights, then good.  That is
how I felt when I saw your "Freki must die" mocking team spotlight and the lame
personals you wrote afterwards.  Payback time. -- The Icelord (it will make you a
better manager)

Tassalter -- Sorry about the rough treatment.  I would like for you know that my
manager took every precaution possible so that I did not injure you more severely.
We aimed for the arms and brought the Kill Desire down to 3.  Thank you for the duel.
I wish you luck in future endeavors.  I don't plan on challenging you for a while. --
Silver Train

Obsidian Golem -- I would be honored to duel with you again.  Unfortunately next turn
I will not be active so I can not grant your request of a rematch.  When I am active
again will be challenging to take back the throne.  When I do and if you are still
active and have not received your invite yet I will honor this request.  Hopefully
you will be Duelmaster next turn so we can make the rematch another title shot. --
Silver Train

Harbingers -- Welcome back to Arvat!!!  We hope your stay is long.  Here is a cookie!
-- the Trainer mgr. of Saratoga Glory, President and official member of Arvat's
welcome wagon!

     Oatmeal cookies? -- Ed., ever hopeful

Geri -- Sorry for the rough welcome back.  I was a little disappointed in my recent
performance so I needed someone to take my frustrations out on.  Unfortunately for
you, you were it.  Thanks for the skills though.  Good luck to you, sir. --

Ford Pinto -- Unbelievably bested?  Hmph!  You barely touched me.  I'll welcome a
rematch any time you might want one. -- Personal Legend

Damnation -- That was a horrible way to welcome me into Arvat.  Once I got the chance
to start swinging I thought I could take you down but you're just too darn good.
Well, have to do it again sometime in the distant future. -- Sugar Punch

"Arvat Challenge 2005" Update:
     The Stormlords 8-5-0
     Call the Priest 5-8-1

Venom and The Warriors -- HOLY COW!!!!!  Arvat's second team ever makes a return
appearance!!!!!!  Welcome back.  How long as it been?  Twenty years??????!?!?!?!?!
Kudos to you.  We hope you stick around for a while and that wasn't just a fluke
input error. -- the Trainer

Destitute Noble -- Just taking a page out of the Notorious handbook.  I figured that
since Mad Max is more of a grease-monkey and not really a name known with
Thoroughbreds that the Trainer would be a much more suitable name to go along with my
role playing style that I have been trying to get back into since I returned to DM.
While I am known as Mad Max to a wider audience, I would like to be known as the
Trainer here.  Kind of like how the Sentinel is the Sentinel in pretty much every
arena except for Aradi where he is known as Death Stud.  I would have liked to have
restarted my Road Warriors team here but since that team was unfortunately deleted
ages ago I was forced to bring a new team in.  I figured that since I was going for a
new start with a new team I might has well adopt an alternate name.  I intended no
deception.  My apologies if that was what you thought. -- the Trainer, mgr. Saratoga

the Dark One -- Mute again eh?  <sigh!> -- the Trainer

Good luck to all at the Face to Face.  Make us all proud!

Flaming Death -- I pass flatulence in your general direction. -- the Trainer

The Icelord -- It is nice to be back.  Just passing through, though.  Some things
never change, you continue to lead in the contest and Desperate Nobelle seems to
continue to cry.  I'll make way so as not to "interfere" , My Brother. -- High Lord

Arvat -- Looking strong!  Try not to upset DNoble.  He's a "kinder-gentler" manager
with slightly rose colored glasses (and boxers, we hear!). -- High Lord Bosk

Boatman Ku -- I've killed before in the dark arena--I'm hoping to give it one more go
and live up to my namesake.  Losses to the Golem and then M.A. have earned me another
trip to where Noble sent me a few turns back because of what he called "lack of a
competitive future".  He was hoping I could be a great addition to the squad in the
fight against Icelord's troops, but I'm only 1-1 against them, and 1-4 overall since
spilling the Bandit Prince's blood.  I hope to address you again, my worthy foe;
perhaps then we can break our 2-2 tie. -- Killing Machine

Harbingers -- A return to the scene of the crime eh?  -- D. Noble

Venom -- Whew boy--you must have a foot of dust on you!  I think yer old enough to be
my grandpappy!  Yet, you slay one of The Dark One's warriors?  Didn't take you long
to work out the kinks, huh? -- Sinner

Personal Legend -- I'm sure Ulthar would rather go 0-4 against you rather than go 0-4
against me. -- United

Argh.  My ads didn't make it again last turn.  Maybe it's the typing....  The typist
must be used to my crappy handwriting and isn't able to adjust to something legible.
-- the Dark One

     Legibility is a strange thing indeed!  Looks like they're here this time though.
     -- Ed.

Killing Machine -- You saved us from our first ever 0-5 turn!  Although when I saw
the matchup, I thought my goose was cooked. -- M.A. Fistafoles

Sinner -- That was a good fight, even though I lost.  And good skills for both. --
Dee Spader

High Lord Bosk -- Welcome back to Arvat.  Hopefully you will stick around a while.
We can use all the warriors we can get around here. -- the Devil Advocates

The Sentinel -- So, can you bring yourself to write a personal or two as your studly
fellow here makes his way to AD? -- the Dark One

Sugar Punch -- Pretty good fight.  We were rather evenly matched. -- Damnation

Silver Train -- Aw...did you HAVE to do that?  It isn't that I wanted to be the
Duel2Dude, but I kinda wanted a win.  It doesn't matter HOW many fights you have, you
know, there's gotta be fourteen wins or no graduation.  I'd've liked to be one step
closer to ready for something like graduating. -- Tassalter
P.S.  Cool, you having a TV challenge to use.  I wish Jorja would take US to tourneys
sometimes, but she says no.

     Maybe she'll take you to the circus instead. -- Ed.

Izusu Trooper -- I don't trust golems, especially from "death" name teams.  And you
can see I was right.  You're a troublemaker. -- Loggerhead

Obsidian Golem -- I hope you fall through the bottom of the boat and sink, but
otherwise, good fight. -- Boatman Ku

Dark Sky -- Well, darn.  I thought I'd do really well with you for a backdrop, but it
just didn't work out that way. -- Little Rainbow

Stratostar -- If you'll give me another win, I'll do my best to give you skills.  I'm
a little worried just now about my lack of the basic fourteen wins. -- Tassalter,
feeling the winds of mortality blowing

The Trainer -- For those kind words, I thank you.  I won't leave, well, I probably
won't leave, unless you run a contest here.  I generally shut down during contests
and then come back in the dead period that follows them. -- Jorja
P.S.  Moving every few years would probably be easier than moving after twenty-three
years spent accumulating books in one spot.

Note to readers -- The spotlite (that spelling is not a typo) in this newsletter will
probably have sequels, but it will NOT have a pre-determined plot.  It is totally off
the cuff.  Anyone is welcome to spin off it or attempt to extend it in some new and
unexpected direction.  I will work with such efforts if/when I can. -- the Scribe
P.S.  Well, okay, I *might* sort of link it to the story that was running in Free
Blades and will be lurching back into motion in August.

27 June 2005
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,

Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KILLING MACHINE was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
RAGE was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
ELECTRIC EYE was narrowly defeated by SENSOO O SURU in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
STRATOSTAR devastated BOATMAN KU in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
FREKI viciously subdued LOGGERHEAD in a 7 minute gruesome Challenge brawl.
M. EDGAR D'SERPENT was savagely defeated by FENDER MALLOTT in a 6 minute struggle.
TOPIARY defeated ULTHAR ULSAY in a action packed 6 minute beginner's Challenge melee.
DARK SKY lost to TASSALTER in a 2 minute veteran's duel.
OBSIDIAN GOLEM slimly lost to LITTLE RAINBOW in a popular 8 minute veteran's duel.
M. A. FISTAFOLES was handily defeated by BEFORE THE DAWN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GERI was demolished by CHARON in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LOU CYPHER overcame SINNER in a exciting 2 minute contest.
UNITED demolished JUSTICE in a 2 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
DEE SPADER handily defeated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PERSONAL LEGEND defeated BILL ZEYBUB in a action packed 3 minute beginner's struggle.
DAMNATION beat SUGAR PUNCH in a 1 minute amateur's brawl.
REPRISAL bested BRUENOR in a 2 minute novice's fight.
WULFGAR was demolished by MISERY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  16 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  14 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  19 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  24 -  3      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  23 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  13 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 503 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SENSOO O SURU 3979         25  17  0   99 THE STORMLORDS (337)
STRIKING ATTACK  STRATOSTAR 4173             9   4  0   97 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LITTLE RAINBOW 4146        19  12  0   96 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ELECTRIC EYE 4156           8   3  0   88 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
LUNGING ATTACK   LOU CYPHER 4188             6   4  0   37 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BOATMAN KU 4130.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LITTLE RAINBOW 4146.  The ten other most popular fighters were ULTHAR ULSAY 4199, 

The least popular fighter this week was M. EDGAR D'SERPENT 4236.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JUSTICE 4217, SINNER 4165, GERI 4016, M. A. FISTAFOLES 4191, 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: