DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/19/2003    Duedate: 07/02/2003

ANASAZI ARENA

DM-33    TURN-446

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SLUGWORTH
WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
(33-6847) [16-11-0,153]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SLUGWORTH                      OLENTANGY
WILLY WONKA INC. (550)         ORIGRINS (549)
(33-6847) [16-11-0,153]        (33-6452) [1-2-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BEER GOGGLES                   BARAK
JOYS OF BOOZE (556)            PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
(33-6819) [16-14-1,133]        (33-6499) [10-6-3,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LUROCIANS II (92)           74
2. CASINO HAMMERZ (576)        49      PETS ON FIRE (573)
3. WILLY WONKA INC. (550)      33      Unchartered Team
4. PETS ON FIRE (573)          20
5. WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)      15      JAILBIRDS (590)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 PETS ON FIRE (573)       112  68  8 62.2   1/ 3 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)   10  5 0
 2/ 1 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)   47  31  5 60.3   2/ 2 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)       9  3 0
 3/ 4 LA STARS (544)           112  97  8 53.6   3/ 8 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      8  7 3
 4/ 5 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      289 253 26 53.3   4/ 6 PIG BATTALION (226)       8  7 2
 5/ 6 SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)  81  74  2 52.3   5/ 4 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    8  7 0
 6/ 0 LUROCIANS II (92)        348 319 24 52.2   6/ 1 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)   7  7 0
 7/ 8 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)       98  94  3 51.0   7/ 9 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       5  8 0
 8/10 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)    83  94  1 46.9   8/ 7*JAILBIRDS (590)           5 10 0
 9/12 PIG BATTALION (226)       47  54  4 46.5   9/ 5 LA STARS (544)            4  9 0
10-11 BAD BREAD (95)           181 209 20 46.4  10/11 SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)  3  1 0
11/14 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      26  33  6 44.1  11/ 0 LUROCIANS II (92)         2  2 1
12/13 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    84 112  3 42.9  12-12 BAD BREAD (95)            2  2 0
13/15*JAILBIRDS (590)            5  10  0 33.3  13/10 PETS ON FIRE (573)        2  2 0
14/ 9*ORIGRINS (549)             1   2  0 33.3  14/13*ORIGRINS (549)            1  1 0
15/ 0*ALL DRESSED UP (592)       0   1  0  0.0  15/ 0*ALL DRESSED UP (592)      0  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

                        HAMMER RUN for the ROLLUPS ROLL CALL
                           Round by Round Recognition
                        P-ad Approved Style Masters Listings
                               "Be Bold! Wager Gold!"
                         (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
                       [Manager name/Stable name in brackets]

Rippers
     01.  Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     02.  W. (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]
Lungers
     01.  Roulette Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     02.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]
Strikers
     01.  Poker Face Hammer (T-441) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     02.  Athena (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men] Died at the April Mailer
          2003 Rookies Tourney
     03.  Black Jack Hammer (T-443) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     04.  Tommy Lee (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
Pikers
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]
     02.  Men (T-444) [Kellog/Pig Battallion]
Slashers
     01.  Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]
     02.  Spryte (T-444) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     02.  Larry Flint (T-445) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
Plungers
     01.  Tim Allen (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     02.  Coolhand Luke (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]

Attention:  Distorted/Willie Wonka Inc. and all other managers/stables!  Hammer Run
is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.  Slugworth is a 14-11-0 Striker and Mike TV is
an 8-5-1 Lunger (when declared in the P-ads); therefore, neither of these warriors
qualify as contestants in the Hammer Run as announced in the P-ads for T-444.

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #62 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Zukal and vicinity:

     It was harder to get Veleks into the boat than Ghenis had expected.  Dead, it
might have been awkward, but alive...the little thief turned suddenly hysterical,
shrieking and weeping, trashing wildly, and begging not to be given to "the burning
eyes and flashing teeth."  Ghenis finally had to knock Veleks out so that he and
Harlund drag him into the rowboat.
     "He's nuts," Harlund growled, leaning into his oars as he drove the boat back
toward the shore.  "Burning eyes and flashing teeth.  Sounds like some kind of kid's
nightmare.  He do some kind of drugs?"
     "Veleks?  No.  He's got a few bad habits, but not drugs.  He must have seen
something real...but maybe not really what he thinks he saw."
     "He couldn't've seen something like that, not on the beach he couldn't.  There
aren't any monsters in the woods around here."  Harlund paused and looked around
uneasily, looked down into the water, which was filling with the shadows of sunset
faster than the sky was.  "Might be different if he'd been in a boat to start with,"
the beach walker muttered.  "He might've seen something over the water...."
     "Veleks can't swim and had no boat.  He was not on the water," Ghenis said
firmly.  "Besides, I found what are probably his tracks.  He was on the shore road
and left it to run toward the beach, and I do mean run--flat out.  Something
terrified him.  Veleks is no hero, but he wouldn't run without a reason."
     Harlund opened his mouth to argue further, then looked at Ghenis and shut it
again.  Smart move.
     "Just get us to shore, man.  Then I'll pay you, and you can go home.  It isn't
your problem."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Ghenis had the idea that it would have been harder, maybe impossible, to get rid
of Harlund at any time earlier in the day.  But it was sunset, and the beach walker
seemed to have a strong aversion to being out on the shore at night.  Which probably
meant that the gladiator would be wise to get himself and Veleks off the shore before
dark, too.  Besides, he didn't want to meet his henchman's "burning eyes and flashing
teeth" with Veleks on his hands either unconscious or hysterical.
     He draped the little thief over the saddle of his rented horse and glared at the
beast.  It probably wasn't a bad horse, as horses went, but neither was it
outstanding in any way--it seemed unlikely, for instance, that it would take to
carrying double.  Which meant he himself was going to have to walk.  He toyed again
with the idea of buying a horse, a really GOOD horse.  But, as at other times, he
also thought about how much it cost to keep a horse in the city, whether he was
riding it or not.  His resources weren't infinite.  And he didn't really leave the
city and NEED a horse that often, so it wouldn't be a savings, not really.
     By the time Ghenis had reached this point, a familiar one, in his thoughts, it
was twilight and he was back on the coast road, leading the horse.  He paused before
stepping out into the open.  By the evidence of the tracks, Veleks had been on the
coast road in the dark when he met his monster.  Maybe it would be better to get
under immediate cover instead of heading straight back to Zukal tonight.  He'd passed
an abandoned farmstead--courtesy of the invasion, most likely--on his way to the
beach to meet Harlund.  It wasn't any palace, but it would provide shelter and a
defensive position, and it was nearby, a mile, maybe a mile and a half away.  He set
off in that direction, crossing the road and plunging into the brush along an
overgrown track.
     The farmstead was as Ghenis remembered it, a stone house with half a roof, two
or three wooden sheds that had mostly collapsed, a cluster of unpruned fruit trees.
He led the horse right into what had been the main room of the house and dumped
Veleks onto the ground.  By the dark powers, the little thief had better have
something useful to report after all this trouble!  Veleks could sleep now, but by
morning he'd better be coherent.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Ghenis sat over the fire he'd made from scraps of lumber and watched the full
moon ride across the sky.  The night seemed long for the time of year, but that was
subjective, he knew.  It was about midnight now, with the moonlight turning the
landscape into silver and soot.  There had been owls hooting earlier, some other kind
of night birds, rustlings outside the farmhouse that had nothing to do with the wind,
but the night was silent now.  He touched the amulet he wore under his shirt,
wondering if he would see Veleks' monster tonight.  That would be...interesting.
     A howl?  There were wolves around the delta country, they'd come down out of the
hills after the invaders had devastated the area.  A chorus of howls, must be a pack.
His horse was moving restlessly.  It had a right to be uneasy, a pack of wolves was
no joke.  Ghenis wished briefly that he had a crossbow, but he didn't.  He drew his
sword and put more wood on the fire, checked to make sure that the remaining walls of
the old house would protect him from the sides and rear.
     Another howl, closer, almost a hound-like baying.  Other wolf voices answering.
Definitely a pack, hunting in the moonlight.  He touched his amulet again.  The dark
powers would not protect him if he stupidly put himself in the way of danger.  Which
he had not done tonight, he had prudently gotten off the road and taken a defensible
shelter.  With one hand on his amulet and the other on his sword, he waited.
     Shadows moved in ways that wind and trees could not account for.  They gathered
around the shell of the farmhouse; he glimpsed them through the empty doorway and the
gaps in the wall.  The shadows blinked at him with eyes that were not burning but
cold as the moon overhead.  Wolves.  Big wolves, given how far off the ground those
pale eyes were.  A lot of big wolves.  But they weren't trying to get at him.  More
kept arriving, causing an ongoing stir of shadows.  He didn't try to count them.
Didn't really want to know how many wolves there were out there.
     And then, suddenly, there was something else, with eyes of flame and a spear
tipped with icy moonlight.  Human in shape, more or less, and mounted on something
that might be a horse but probably wasn't.  It lifted a horn and blew, and the sound
was a wave of fear.
     Veleks' monster.

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #63 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Riztab:

     With all the snow of the winter just past, the lake was higher than usual.  At
least two feet higher, Spymaster Torric guessed, looking at the water that now stood
waist high in the doorway of the old arena records building.  He hadn't liked going
in there to hunt for old records when the water was barely up to his knees.  Now...
no.  No way he was going in there; anything could be hidden by that dark water.
     "What idiot made the decision to leave the records down there, anyway?" Jorja,
manager of Sweet Magic, asked.  "It's so stupid!"
     Torric shrugged.  "Gladiators and managers don't have the copyright on stupid,"
he said mildly.  "I'm not sure if it was Arenamaster Rillion or First Citizen Makrok
who made the decision, but the other one concurred in it."
     "Sounds like maybe the both had something to hide," Garfield, manager of Arena
Felines, murmured.  "I wonder what?"
     "Don't we all," Torric responded.  That Rillion tA and Makrok should have a
secret they had succeeded in hiding offended him.  He was supposed to be able to find
things out, and so far he hadn't scratched the surface on that.
     "Are the records even THERE?" Garfield asked.  "Maybe Rillion tA just said
they're stored down here to keep you from finding out that they're gone."
     "They were here a little while ago."  Torric frowned.  "Four years?  Five?
Something like that, I think--but I know the records still existed back then,
whenever, because I consulted them to find out about the earliest teams here.  For
Sleepy, that was.  Then something came up--the invasion, I think?  Anyway, I didn't
go back.  But--"  He jumped as a crazy howl floated over the water.  "I hate coming
here so late in the day," he muttered, glancing anxiously to the west.  The sun was
slipping behind a bank of clouds.
     "If somebody's messing around in the records storage, late in the day is the
time to watch for him.  Be glad we can't see in the dark and watch after sunset!"
Jorja advised.
     "Huh.  I wish now I hadn't mentioned that Jaguar saw someone down this way."
Garfield eyed the dark water with disfavor.  "Better I should have stayed at the
guildhouse and whacked him a couple of times for wandering around where he shouldn't
be."
     The howl came again, from far out over the lake.  A chorus, several voices
saluting the coming night.
     "Loons," Torric said uneasily.  "We always have some loons on this lake.
Horrible birds."
     "It sounds more like wolves to me," Jorja countered, "or even hounds."
     "Not on the lake!"
     "I know, but--"
     Another chorus of howls, this time accompanied by a deep-throated hunting horn.
     "It IS hounds!"  Garfield backed up a couple of steps.  "I don't like dogs."
     "And I don't like anything that can hunt on the surface of the lake," Jorja
agreed.  She backed up with him.  Spymaster Torric was already behind them and edging
farther back.  "But I'd like to know what it is."
     "It's us cats that are supposed to be curious," Garfield reminded her.
     "Yeah, but it kills you cats.  Don't want that--who'd I have to talk to?"  She
stiffened, staring out over the water intently.  With the sun sinking into the clouds
and the forest shadowing the lake anyway, it was hard to be sure, but she thought
something--bigger than any water bird--was moving out there.
     The horn blew once more, a long note with more chilling menace in it than
anything either manager had heard.  The horn call was backed by the baying of the
unnatural pack.  The twilight took the shape of a pack of tall hounds and three lean
horsemen sweeping forward across the glassy surface of the water.
     "They're headed for the old records building," Garfield noted in a steady voice.
"I don't think I want to hang around to welcome them."
     "Right."  Jorja joined his retreat.  She shivered a little in the night air.
"This calls for strong drink in a warm, crowded tavern."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 467): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 465): WILD BILL of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 461): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 461): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 459): KILLIN' STU of MINIONS OF MILO (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 458): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 450): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 447): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 445): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 438): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 401): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 204): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 198): RING D'BELL of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): DR. NO-NOOKIE of MASTER BLASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 326): NESSUS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 306): VLADIMIR TALTOS of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 351): STEVE DALLAS of BLOOM COUNTY from NIYTYOLE ISLAND
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 467): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 465): ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 461): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 461): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 459): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 458): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 450): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 447): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 445): PATH OF THE BLADE (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 438): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 401): KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 204): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 198): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 326): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 306): FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 351): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 465): WILD BILL of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
               (turn 464): TONY THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 460): BUBU of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
                           HU MI of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 459): SEAR ICECAP of LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
                (turn 458): BONEY OLD BEHIND of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
                            10-11-8-15-17-14-9ST of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 457): NUTT BRITTLE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          BILLY LILLY of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
              (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 445): DRY KEG of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 436): JELIAH BIGABO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 400): FLYING MARMOSET of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): INSOLENT IDIOT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               ESPRESSO of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): DR. NO-NOOKIE of MASTER BLASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): KAMIKAZE of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hmm?  What?  All you doubters!  Ryanator, well fought but...!  Willy Wonka Inc.
has engraved the name in the stone tablets of history.  I may not be in this spot
long, so I must relish while I have the chance.  Seden...you're next!  With the loss
of Gramps, this one is for you.  "Let's do it for Joey!"  Sacketts, stop kissing my
feet.  Your drool is getting in between my toes!

                    Slugworth
                    Willy Wonka Inc.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ANASAZI!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as PATH OF THE BLADE is pushed 
out of top team by WHEN DOGMA FAILS, who came from 3rd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  Now 
keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for PATH OF THE 
BLADE, whose 1-4-0 this turn dropped them by 5 into 6th.  CASINO HAMMERZ stable has 
parlayed this turn's 4-1-3 into a 5 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up 
to 3rd place.  Good work, guys!  The WILLY WONKA INC. guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  And let's see, LADY KALDRA fought QUID PRO KAPOW and gained 42 points and 
contributed to LUROCIANS II's 2-2-1.  TIM ALLEN has lost to LIGHT DA' PYRE, falling 
11 points, while helping make JAILBIRDS a 1-4-0 turn.  RYANATOR challenged for the 
Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone WILLY WONKA INC.'s warrior.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and SLUGWORTH remains ANASAZI's top 
warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team 
makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Don't Drop Inn until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  PATH OF THE BLADE has cause to stand 
tall, as they were ANASAZI's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And guess who avoided PATH OF THE BLADE stable the most?  Believe it or 
not, it was PETS ON FIRE.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
A-10 from PIG BATTALION was ANASAZI's most challenged warrior this turn.  Building 
dreams on hope, BARAK challenged up 37 points this turn to take on A-10 from PIG 
BATTALION stable.  And though BARAK lost to A-10, the valiant attempt earned him 6 
worth of recognition.  Foolhardiness can sometimes pay.  In a fit of brilliance or of 
stupidity (hard to say sometimes), APATHY challenged LEMON DROP today, facing a 48 
difference in recognition.  And now nobody knows where LEMON DROP is right now, after 
giving APATHY 23 points worth of recognition.  As quiet chuckles rise behind me.  
LARRY FLINT from JAILBIRDS took a risk this turn by bravely challenging up 31 points 
in a challenge against SHAWN GREEN.  Even though LARRY FLINT lost the fight, he at 
least came away with a gain of 2 points for challenging on of LA STARS.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  You gotta do what you gotta do.  
PIG BATTALION has sent KRIEG SWINE to the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the 
ale, and toast the memory.  Whatever bright future EXUS may have had, it's all 
history now.  The manager of PATH OF THE BLADE has lost a promising 4-0-0 warrior.  
Banners at half mast, warriors, WHEN DOGMA FAILS has lost QUID PRO KAPOW, and you 
might say all of ANASAZI has felt the loss, except maybe LUROCIANS II.  CASINO 
HAMMERZ, with any luck PATH OF THE BLADE will successfully bloodfeud WILD CARD HAMMER 
for killing such a warrior as EXUS.  Have a little decency, will ya?  The bigger they 
are, as they say.  And what I say is that LADY KALDRA had better watch out for WHEN 
DOGMA FAILS, seeing as QUID PRO KAPOW felled she this turn.  A brave warrior does not 
carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider 
well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLUGWORTH 6847               16  11  0   153       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEER GOGGLES 6819            16  14  1   133       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 RYANATOR 3462                26  16  0   114       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 LADY KALDRA 5451              7   3  1   113       LUROCIANS II (92)
 A-10 2563                    16  17  1   107       PIG BATTALION (226)
 LEMON DROP 6685              21  15  0   102       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
-LIGHT WALL 6659              17  10  0   100       LUROCIANS II (92)
 APATHY 6913                  11   7  0    97       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEDEN 6566                    9   5  1    85       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
-TOMB SCONE 5585              13   3  0    83       BAD BREAD (95)
 BOOM CHICKEN BOOM 6798       14   9  0    82       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 BRILL 6501                    9   7  0    82       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
-DARK DUMPLING 4949           17  17  1    79       BAD BREAD (95)
 BARAK 6499                   10   6  3    73       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
 PUT OUT THE CAT 6793         15   8  1    72       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 WILD CARD HAMMER 6864        12  12  2    72       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 PANDORA 6898                  7   5  1    72       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 MIKE TV 6965                  9   6  1    70       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 ANDY 6769                    16  16  1    69       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLD MAJOR 3149               10  10  0    64       PIG BATTALION (226)
 KINDA SHADY WALL 6727        10  14  0    59       LUROCIANS II (92)
 SILK 6498                    10   6  0    59       PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
-SUPERIOROIREPUS 6922          7   1  0    58       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY WU 6815                  5   6  0    48       LUROCIANS II (92)
 ZIPPOPOTAMUS 6792             8   6  1    43       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 GRUDGEBRINGER 6999            6   5  0    42       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 SHAR-PEI FLAMBE 6902          6   0  0    39       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 TOMMY MADDOX 7007             7   5  0    35       LA STARS (544)
 SHAWN GREEN 7061              4   2  1    34       LA STARS (544)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIGITALIS 6862                7  10  1    32       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 SNOWBALL 3150                 6   7  0    31       PIG BATTALION (226)
 OLENTANGY 6452                1   2  0    30       ORIGRINS (549)
 ROULETTE HAMMER 7044          2   1  0    26       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 MEN 7029                      2   1  0    26       PIG BATTALION (226)
 LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063           1   2  0    26       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUPERIOR BAGGINS 6968         3   2  0    25       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOCTOR LECTER 7097            3   0  0    23       JAILBIRDS (590)
 POKER FACE HAMMER 7057        2   1  1    22       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 HEY, ZEUS! 7068               3   0  0    21       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 CHARLIE BUCKET 7095           2   1  0    20       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
-H 6924                        4   4  0    19       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
 LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043        2   1  1    17       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 DEREK FISHER 7056             3   2  0    14       LA STARS (544)
 CYNTHIA COOPER 7102           1   1  0    12       LA STARS (544)
 <B>SUPERIOR</B> 7018          2   0  0    11       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
 DA SPINS 7011                 1   0  0    11       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 VIOLET B. 7065                2   4  0    10       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
-SUPERIOR TOAD 7019            2   0  0    10       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
 CHAPS & SPURS 7115            0   1  0     9       ALL DRESSED UP (592)
 TIM ALLEN 7098                2   1  0     7       JAILBIRDS (590)
-FOOFAH 6343                   1   3  0     6       LORD OF THE RINGS (540)
-FRODO BAGGINS 6345            1   3  0     6       LORD OF THE RINGS (540)
 STUPOR 7094                   1   1  0     4       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 TOMMY LEE 7096                0   3  0     3       JAILBIRDS (590)
 SPRYTE 7101                   0   3  0     3       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-SMOG 6384                     0   3  0     3       LORD OF THE RINGS (540)
 BLACK JACK HAMMER 7081        0   3  0     3       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 LARRY FLINT 7106              0   2  0     2       JAILBIRDS (590)
-DANG DAN 4439                 0   1  0     1       I'M DAN, MAN (378)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 225  0  1 0   1                   POKER FACE HAMME 7057 446 NONE    
COOLHAND LUKE 7100     0  3 0 JAILBIRDS 590         LUCKY LADY HAMME 7043 446         
RICH AURILIA 7107      0  1 0 LA STARS 544          BLACK ORC 240         446 NONE    
TESSIE'S RACK 6971     1  4 0 LUROCIANS II 92       SPYMASTER 242         446 NONE    
EXUS 7078              4  1 0 PATH OF THE BLADE 558 WILD CARD HAMMER 6864 446         
KRIEG SWINE 2566      12  9 3 PIG BATTALION 226     WURM KIN 247          446 NONE    
QUID PRO KAPOW 6901   12  8 0 WHEN DOGMA FAILS 566  LADY KALDRA 5451      446         
GRANDPA JOE 6633      19 16 0 WILLY WONKA INC. 550  SEDEN 6566            443         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Prophet -- Thanks for pointing out the style switch listing of Pyre and Zeas.  In the
Morya Madness I have been writing them down on paper according to Style categories
and then typing them on the disc that I use to copy and paste and then send to HAL.
I jotted these down on a piece of paper when reading the online newsletter and
obviously made the mistake of switching their styles.  Note the change made in the
Team Spotlight this issue. -- Hammer

Hammer Run Racers -- Please forgive any inconvenience the switched listing for Pyre
and Zeas may have caused you when writing your challenges and avoids the past couple
of turns. -- Hammer

Philthy Phil -- Now that Black Jack Hammer is no longer running 1-1-1-HE-HE Bare
Handed due to some kind of input error or omission, you are welcome to take another
shot at him with your Jailbirds! -- Hammer

All -- Summer Face Tourney time so bring back some honors to our beloved Niytyole
Island! -- Hammer

Berylstar -- Be sure to declare your new warrior's Style when you get the RU to
replace Dry Keg if you want to compete in the Hammer Run! -- Hammer
P.S.  Congratulations on Dry Keg's graduation!

Niytyole Island -- Will no one rid me of this bothersome beast?  If that foul
creature (Krieg Swine) comes back for the DA one more time I will put out a bounty on
its head. -- Kellog, mgr. of Pig Battalion

Distorted -- Your opinion of A-10 is to say the least, Distorted. -- Kellog

Kidd Pro Kapow -- The lost to you was truly painful.  I can and will do better next
time we meet. -- A-10

Brill -- Maybe next time I'll teach you respect. -- Old Major

27 May 2003
A note to everyone regarding manager names and manager lists -- If you're running a
team incognito, all you have to do is let me know and I won't put your name on any
manager lists.  It has seemed though, that more people want their names listed, even
if they do not announce themselves, than the other way around.  Also, I do maintain
the list more or less by hand and errors do creep in.  You have but to say I've made
an error and no one will be the wiser (except thee and me, of course). -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
     USA
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

4 June 2003
                 ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
Slaughterhouse.
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KRIEG SWINE was butchered by WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
TESSIE'S RACK was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
RICH AURILIA was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
SEDEN was devastated by DRY KEG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
RYANATOR was demolished by SLUGWORTH in a 2 minute Challenge Title competition.
BARAK slimly lost to A-10 in a crowd pleasing 6 minute gory master's Challenge match.
APATHY slimly won victory over LEMON DROP in a 3 minute expert's Challenge melee.
GRUDGEBRINGER was defeated by OLD MAJOR in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
TOMMY MADDOX was vanquished by ANDY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
EXUS was easily killed by WILD CARD HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ZIPPOPOTAMUS was savagely defeated by MIKE TV in a 2 minute Challenge match.
VIOLET B. was devastated by MEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
LIGHT DA' PYRE devastated TIM ALLEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
DEREK FISHER was overcome by DIGITALIS in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
CYNTHIA COOPER devastated BLACK JACK HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SPRYTE was overpowered by CHARLIE BUCKET in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
DOCTOR LECTER defeated SUPERIOR BAGGINS in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
COOLHAND LUKE was executed by LUCKY LADY HAMMER in a 3 minute Challenge match.
LARRY FLINT was handily defeated by SHAWN GREEN in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
BEER GOGGLES savagely defeated PUT OUT THE CAT in a popular 4 minute veteran's duel.
QUID PRO KAPOW was slaughtered by LADY KALDRA in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
BOOM CHICKEN BOOM defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 1 minute veteran's match.
BRILL won victory over KINDA SHADY WALL in a popular 1 minute match.
PANDORA won victory over SILK in a 3 minute fight.
SHAR-PEI FLAMBE luckily beat OLENTANGY in a action packed 2 minute brutal match.
LADY WU vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fray.
SNOWBALL was beaten by ROULETTE HAMMER in a 2 minute competition.
POKER FACE HAMMER dispatched EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's bout.
HEY, ZEUS! defeated CHAPS & SPURS in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
<B>SUPERIOR</B> outlasted STUPOR in a slow 18 minute novice's match.
TOMMY LEE was overpowered by DA SPINS 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  12 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         STRIKING ATTACK   54 -  43 -  7      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         LUNGING ATTACK    48 -  45 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  41 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -  27 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  26 -  2      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW         8 -  12 -  1      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  20 -  3      39  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  31 -  1      34  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 446 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     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         6  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  5     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  5     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SLUGWORTH 6847             16  11  0  153 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
TOTAL PARRY      RYANATOR 3462              26  16  0  114 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
WALL OF STEEL    APATHY 6913                11   7  0   97 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
LUNGING ATTACK   BOOM CHICKEN BOOM 6798     14   9  0   82 PETS ON FIRE (573)
BASHING ATTACK   BARAK 6499                 10   6  3   73 PATH OF THE BLADE (558)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PUT OUT THE CAT 6793       15   8  1   72 PETS ON FIRE (573)
PARRY-LUNGE      PANDORA 6898                7   5  1   72 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BEER GOGGLES 6819.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BARAK 6499.  The ten other most popular fighters were BEER GOGGLES 6819, 
OLENTANGY 6452, LEMON DROP 6685, SLUGWORTH 6847, A-10 2563, MIKE TV 6965, BRILL 6501, 
PANDORA 6898, ROULETTE HAMMER 7044, and APATHY 6913.

The least popular fighter this week was STUPOR 7094.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were <B>SUPERIOR</B> 7018, TOMMY LEE 7096, CHAPS & SPURS 7115, KINDA SHADY 
WALL 6727, QUID PRO KAPOW 6901, LARRY FLINT 7106, BLACK JACK HAMMER 7081, DEREK 
FISHER 7056, TIM ALLEN 7098, and VIOLET B. 7065.

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

SLUGWORTH (33-6847) WILLY WONKA INC. (550)

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

DRY KEG (33-6679) JOYS OF BOOZE (556)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 13 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                            STRYSON (12-1368) SHADOW LORDS
                              STEFEN (15-2052) WILD BOYS
                         FROG SLAYER (21-4021) THE GUARDIANS
                       VICTOR CALDERONE (60-5223) CLUB CULTURE
                          TYBALT (62-3696) GRAPHIC VIOLENCE
                         WESTON (65-5719) SUPERIOR FORCES 4I
                            FOGGY (72-4595) DARQUE FORCES
                              NORAF (82-3856) ENVENOMED
                          CHEOPS (82-4451) LEGENDS OF EGYPT
                      THE SCREAMING FANS (82-6495) WHY I PLAY DM
                            CRAB (82-11880) 4-LETTER STDS
                         BRAND (82-13289) TOADS OF AMBER III
                        SHERRI (82-15114) SUPERIOR FORCES 3201

                                          -- Green Eyes