DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/18/2003    Duedate: 12/31/2003

NIYTYOLE ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-459

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MIKE TV
WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
(33-6965) [17-8-1,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MIKE TV                        DARTMAN
WILLY WONKA INC. (550)         COLGATE DAYS (594)
(33-6965) [17-8-1,124]         (33-7161) [4-2-1,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MIKE TV                        CATLOW
WILLY WONKA INC. (550)         SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
(33-6965) [17-8-1,124]         (33-6990) [8-5-1,44]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PIG BATTALION (226)         33
2. OBSIDIAN HALL (192)         27      PETS ON FIRE (573)
3. PETS ON FIRE (573)          21      Unchartered Team
4. WILLY WONKA INC. (550)      18
5. WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)      10      COLGATE DAYS (594)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*COLGATE DAYS (594)         5   2  1 71.4   1/ 2 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       8  7 0
 2/ 2 PETS ON FIRE (573)       127  76  8 62.6   2/ 6 PIG BATTALION (226)       7  3 1
 3/ 3 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     96  83 10 53.6   3/ 1 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)    7  8 1
 4/ 4 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      63  55 12 53.4   4- 4 BAD BREAD (95)            6  0 0
 5/ 5 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      319 287 29 52.6   5/ 3 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      5  5 1
 6- 6 FOOD FIGHT (10)          141 132  5 51.6   6/ 7 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)    5  7 0
 7/ 7 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)      114 110  4 50.9   7/ 9 PETS ON FIRE (573)        4  3 0
 8- 9*HARPERS (584)              2   2  0 50.0   8/10*COLGATE DAYS (594)        3  1 1
 9/ 8 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)   119 122  3 49.4   9/ 5 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     3  2 1
10-10*BAD MOON (460)            11  12  2 47.8  10- 8 FOOD FIGHT (10)           2  3 0
11-11 BAD BREAD (95)           187 209 20 47.2  11-11*BAD MOON (460)            2  4 0
12/12 PIG BATTALION (226)       71  84  5 45.8  12/12 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)       2  4 0
13/13 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)   101 141  5 41.7  13/13 THE WRETCHED (572)        0  7 0
14/14 THE WRETCHED (572)        19  46  3 29.2  14-14*HARPERS (584)             0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #75 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Zukal:

     Ghenis threw down the handful of papers in disgust.  Invoices for the purchase
of black candles and sacrificial knives, chickens, rabbits...potatoes?  An angry note
from the man in charge of the cult's storeroom, demanding an investigation to
determine what had happened to three yards of black cloth and a pound of onions that
should have been there and weren't.  A requisition for a cushion "to kneel on while
praying"--gods!  Members of dark cults were supposed to be TOUGH.  All these
pettifogging little details were an insult to the whole IDEA of a dark cult.  He had
a dark suspicion that Pelishtekan had deliberately dumped this work on him, this
FILING, to get back at him for something.  The Ferencian was always "getting back at
people," and often for the slightest of slights.  It just showed you what kind of
people Easterners were!
     Ghenis looked at the papers that were now scattered on the floor of his cubicle
and came to a decision.  He had had enough.  He walked out into the hall, taking care
to tread on as many of the papers as he could in the process.  These "administrative
details" were the Ferencian's doing, but there might, still, be a proper dark god at
the head of the cult.  He would find out, and if there was such a deity, he would
give it proper worship, with blood--and not chicken or rabbit blood--and dark deeds.
And if not...Pelishtekan would find out that Hell had NOTHING like the fury of a dark
cultist scorned.
     Ghenis began to consider ways in which he might discover the truth at the heart
of the cult.

Elsewhere in Zukal:

     Jorja rubbed her forehead tiredly, which didn't do a thing to relieve the
headache.  She wasn't sure just how SHE had been appointed to organize the overthrow
of Sekahos, one of Inzolas' men and the current ruler of Zukal.  What business was it
of hers?  She was Adantri, dammit.  She sighed.  Doreg's doing, probably.  Doreg
was--or had been--one of the Bandit Princes of Zukal.  Their association had been
brief; she hadn't even liked the man much.  But apparently that was enough.  By
Mantor's blazing sword, it was MORE than enough.
     If getting rid of Sekahos was what it took to shut up the yammering Bandit
Princes, then she would do it.
     The first thing she needed was information.  Spies.  She began to go over the
list of gladiators she might call on for assistance.

Somewhere between Veastian and North Fork:

     Emir Kyreses of Veastian shrugged and sighed.  "I know.  You meet the Mad
Khaliv's minions on land, and I have no doubt they're a major problem.  But--"
     "AND we shelter YOU from them," Gorich of North Fork cut in.  "WE bear the
burden of his demon soldiers, not--"
     "We meet them at sea," Kyreses countered.  "Most of our ships are destroyed or
dare not return from southern ports, no sailors can be found who will ship out of--or
into--Veastian.  To say nothing of the damage this has done to our economy, we--"
     "Something must be done."  Gorich glared at Kyreses, daring him to counter THAT
statement.
     The Karnhorn did not.  "I agree.  But I don't know what will answer our needs
best.  To kill the Mad Khaliv is obvious, and it MAY be enough...or it may simply
free all the demons he's bound to his service."
     "Aye."  The swampman was silent for a moment.  Then he shrugged.  "But at least
it's a place to start.  But to assassinate the Mad Khaliv will take men very nearly
as mad as he is."
     "Gladiators," Kyreses said.  "That is who we must send."

This is a general call for warriors who want to be in adventures.  Any warriors from
any arenas, Basic or Advanced, any region, are welcome.  A personal or a diplo to
Scribe will do the trick.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 480): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 478): DENOGGINIZER of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 474): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 475): ROWARDENN of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 473): FOGGY DEW of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 472): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 235): POPPY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 464): PYGMY SHREW of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 460): FIZGIGG of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 458): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 451): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 415): SKYWISE of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 339): WORMY of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 319): SWINGLINED SUE of PISSED AT WORK (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 140): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 365): MYMID EL NAIMIS of THE DANGER DOGS from BONSUR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 480): DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 478): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 474): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 475): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 473): KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 472): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 235): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 464): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 460): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 458): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 451): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 415): none
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 339): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 319): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 140): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 365): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 479): E. VICTOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 477): SMELLY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 475): WEDNESDAY of THE DARK TIDES (Diaretic, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 473): FOGGY DEW of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
                            ADOBE of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
                (turn 472): TWO GLASS EYES of SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 463): GOLDIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): FREY of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 210): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): THE MIGHTY SORE of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
                   (turn 204): BEAR KEEPER of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 139): SUNGLASSES of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hello, Hello, to all you below me!

     The view from the top is spectacular!  It reminds me of my great spin in the
glass elevator.  Charlie Bucket, Grandpa Joe, myself.  Mike T.V. is too drunk to
write this script so I, Willy Wonka, Mr. Distorted, will do the honors.
     I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I will be leaving this Isle after Mike
T.V. graduates to advanced.  I have learned a lot here with not much help from many
except the one they call "Den" and Horus One-Eye and also from the expense from my
pocket, but I do thank all here.  Even Pig Battalion (who avoids me too much).  Any
hoo, it has been fun here, but I must venture to other regions here.  Farewell,
adieu, ta ta.  Oh yes, Pandora will get my challenge.

                    Distorted

P.S.  If one wants to start a "stay here Distorted" petition, I may think about
staying.

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon NIYTYOLE 
ISLAND, for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  The boys at WHEN DOGMA FAILS left the 
arena dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by OBSIDIAN HALL.  Good show!  
He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe 
SACKETT'S & CO..  Last week they got 1-2-0 to drop by 4!  Nothing works for a team 
like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as PIG BATTALION can 
attest...  Practice pays for MYRIKLE, who pummelled CATLOW, to pocket 20 points.  A 
certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 16 
points to SPRYTE.  (Discrete enough, SIN-EATER?) Well, Duelmaster MIKE TV Bloodfeuded 
OBSIDIAN HALL's PANDORA.  Is a 16-8-1 good enough?  MIKE TV successfully staved off a 
grab for the roses by PANDORA of OBSIDIAN HALL.  Does NIYTYOLE ISLAND have no one 
talented enough to dethrone him?  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable 
walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are NIYTYOLE ISLAND's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like a 
horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so did the "warriors" in NIYTYOLE ISLAND 
avoid OBSIDIAN HALL.  The warriors of OBSIDIAN HALL found their efforts at combat 
frustrated as SACKETT'S & CO. apparently had more important things to do than fight.  
If challenges were horses, POKER FACE HAMMER could open up a fast food joint!  Place 
your bets!  LIGHT DA' PYRE is the long shot of the week:  they challenged ROULETTE 
HAMMER, up by 33.  The gods smiled upon LIGHT DA' PYRE, in his upset fight against 
ROULETTE HAMMER.  LIGHT DA' PYRE gets a win, 25 points, and a free drink on me.  
(Next week, OK?)  
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Justice was served as PUT OUT THE CAT fought POKER FACE HAMMER in bloodfeud.  Well 
done, PETS ON FIRE!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be 
wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Do not despair!  
I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIKE TV 6965                 17   8  1   124       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063          10   6  1   107       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
-DARK DUMPLING 4949           19  17  1   101       BAD BREAD (95)
 PUT OUT THE CAT 6793         19   9  1   101       PETS ON FIRE (573)
-SQUEEZE CHEESE 1302          23  23  0    98       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 OLD MAJOR 3149               16  15  0    98       PIG BATTALION (226)
-TOMB SCONE 5585              15   3  0    97       BAD BREAD (95)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOOM CHICKEN BOOM 6798       17  13  0    87       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 PANDORA 6898                 13  12  2    87       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 ROULETTE HAMMER 7044         12   4  3    82       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 SPRYTE 7101                   7   9  1    80       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 GRUDGEBRINGER 6999           12  12  0    69       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POKER FACE HAMMER 7057        8   8  3    66       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 DIGITALIS 6862               15  15  1    61       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 SHAR-PEI FLAMBE 6902         11   0  0    59       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 SIN-EATER 6748                6   8  2    59       THE WRETCHED (572)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KID REDO 6899                 7   7  2    52       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 MYRIKLE 7128                  6   6  1    51       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 LONIGAN 7022                  5   6  1    51       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-NIGHTCRAWLER 5171             5   2  1    51       BAD MOON (460)
 JOE FRIDAY 7130               6   3  1    49       PIG BATTALION (226)
 LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043        7   9  1    48       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 CHARLIE BUCKET 7095           4   9  1    47       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 HEY, ZEUS! 7068               9   7  0    44       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 CATLOW 6990                   8   5  1    44       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 DA SPINS 7011                 6   8  1    40       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 DARTMAN 7161                  4   2  1    37       COLGATE DAYS (594)
-ICE-BOX 6749                  6   9  0    36       THE WRETCHED (572)
 STUPOR 7094                   8   7  0    35       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLINCH 7133                   4   1  1    33       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-IRON CHEF 6925                7   2  0    32       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 HAROLD O'DOOM 7176            3   2  1    30       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 BLASPHEMY 6750                3   6  0    29       THE WRETCHED (572)
 BLACK MARGOT 7153             3   5  0    26       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUFTSCHWEIN 7154              2   4  0    22       PIG BATTALION (226)
 FICKLEBERRY 7165              1   5  1    21       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
 PERISH DA THOUGHT 7177        2   2  0    18       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
-SLAYBAGEL 7105                2   0  0    16       BAD BREAD (95)
-JUNK PILE 7178                1   1  0    15       WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
-BASILISK 5173                 3   3  0    12       BAD MOON (460)
-OGRE 5511                     1   0  1    12       BAD MOON (460)
 PIGGY 7175                    2   2  0    11       PIG BATTALION (226)
-DAVE GAGNON 7158              1   0  0     7       COLGATE DAYS (594)
 HAMTON 7174                   1   3  0     6       PIG BATTALION (226)
-CHOKECHERRY 7181              0   1  0     1       FOOD FIGHT (10)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE USEROUS MERCH 230  0  1 0   1                   JOE FRIDAY 7130       459 NONE    
RANDAL MORN 6996       2  2 0 HARPERS 584           DARTMAN 7161          458         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JEFF THOMPSON 6884     2  3 0 KILLER JS 577         CATLOW 6990           455 NOT REVE
ZIPPOPOTAMUS 6792     11  9 1 PETS ON FIRE 573      POKER FACE HAMME 7057 458 JUST REV
BORDEN 7104            0  1 0 SACKETT'S & CO. 552   MOUNTAIN TROLL 238    459 NONE    
ANDY 6769             18 21 1 WILLY WONKA INC. 550  PANDORA 6898          456 JUST REV
CLUTZ 6980             0  1 0 THE WRETCHED 572      SHEWISH GIANT 241     459 NONE    
NO!! 7184              0  1 0 THE WRETCHED 572      GERELIN LOSTFIRE 239  459 NONE    
CHANCE 6981            1  2 0 THE WRETCHED 572      HAROLD O'DOOM 7176    457         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

WOW!!!  No personals last turn.  C'mon people!  (Then again, I didn't send in any
either, so how can I complain?)

Mike TV -- Ahhh, another tough beating.  I must say, you have to be getting a bit
more worried as I am the only one of us who seems to be improving.  As I understand
it, whoever wins this turn is likely to be granted immortality.  Perhaps it is my
turn! -- Pandora

Stupor -- There!  I took the rubber match, hon.  Looks like you have nothing left to
teach me so it is time to move on to greater glory! -- Black Margot, Mistress of
Terror

Hey, Zeus! -- *CRACK!  BOOM!* -- Spryte

Light Da' Pyre -- OK, I give up. -- Digitalis

Fickleberry -- What are you thinking, man?  It'd take another me for you to beat me!
-- Myrikle

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BORDEN was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CLUTZ was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
NO!! was put to death by GERELIN LOSTFIRE in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
MIKE TV defeated PANDORA in a 2 minute master's Bloodfeud Title duel.
PUT OUT THE CAT devastated POKER FACE HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
LIGHT DA' PYRE demolished ROULETTE HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
LONIGAN vanquished HAROLD O'DOOM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
CHARLIE BUCKET overpowered BLACK MARGOT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
PERISH DA THOUGHT was savagely defeated by DARTMAN in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
BOOM CHICKEN BOOM vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
SIN-EATER was vanquished by SPRYTE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
OLD MAJOR overpowered GRUDGEBRINGER in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided melee.
SHAR-PEI FLAMBE savagely defeated DA SPINS in a 2 minute bloody competition.
DIGITALIS bested HEY, ZEUS! in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's battle.
CATLOW was beaten by MYRIKLE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute conflict.
JOE FRIDAY slew THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 4 minute duel.
LUCKY LADY HAMMER overpowered BLASPHEMY in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
STUPOR unbelievably bested FICKLEBERRY in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bout.
LUFTSCHWEIN devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute one-sided brawl.
HAMTON was beaten by CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute novice's match.
PIGGY beat MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  16 -  2      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  18 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    50 -  45 -  8      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  12 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  20 -  1      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  24 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  25 -  2      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn 459 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MIKE TV 6965               17   8  1  124 WILLY WONKA INC. (550)
SLASHING ATTACK  LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063        10   6  1  107 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PUT OUT THE CAT 6793       19   9  1  101 PETS ON FIRE (573)
PARRY-LUNGE      OLD MAJOR 3149             16  15  0   98 PIG BATTALION (226)
BASHING ATTACK   JOE FRIDAY 7130             6   3  1   49 PIG BATTALION (226)
TOTAL PARRY      STUPOR 7094                 8   7  0   35 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MIKE TV 6965.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CATLOW 6990.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARTMAN 7161, FICKLEBERRY 
7165, MIKE TV 6965, BORDEN 7104, PANDORA 6898, OLD MAJOR 3149, SHAR-PEI FLAMBE 6902, 
LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063, BOOM CHICKEN BOOM 6798, and DA SPINS 7011.

The least popular fighter this week was BLASPHEMY 6750.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SIN-EATER 6748, PERISH DA THOUGHT 7177, BLACK MARGOT 7153, HAROLD 
O'DOOM 7176, ROULETTE HAMMER 7044, CLUTZ 6980, HAMTON 7174, LUFTSCHWEIN 7154, STUPOR 
7094, and LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043.

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

MIKE TV (33-6965) WILLY WONKA INC. (550)