Date   : 02/12/2004    Duedate: 02/25/2004


DM-33    TURN-463

This Weeks Top Honors


(33-7101) [10-9-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPRYTE                         POSITION IS EMPTY
OBSIDIAN HALL (192)            
(33-7101) [10-9-1,115]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DIGITALIS                      DARTMAN
OBSIDIAN HALL (192)            COLGATE DAYS (594)
(33-6862) [17-16-1,82]         (33-7161) [6-4-1,57]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADS II (598)         38
2. SACKETT'S & CO. (552)       32      COLGATE DAYS (594)
3. JAILBIRDS (590)             27      Unchartered Team
4. VEGGIES (435)               26
5. PIG BATTALION (226)         22      DARK TOADS II (598)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLGATE DAYS (594)         7   4  1 63.6   1/ 1 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)    9  6 0
 2- 2 PETS ON FIRE (573)       128  77  8 62.4   2/ 2 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     8  2 2
 3/ 3 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)    104  85 12 55.0   3/ 3 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)       7  3 0
 4/ 0 VEGGIES (435)            157 136 11 53.6   4/ 7 PIG BATTALION (226)       6  9 1
 5/ 4 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      326 295 29 52.5   5/ 6 JAILBIRDS (590)           5  5 1
 6/ 5 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      66  61 13 52.0   6/ 4 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       4  6 0
 7/ 6 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)      122 114  4 51.7   7/ 9 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      2  4 0
 8- 7 FOOD FIGHT (10)          141 138  5 50.5   8-10 PETS ON FIRE (573)        1  0 0
 9/ 8 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)   128 128  3 50.0   9/ 0*DARK TOADS II (598)       1  1 0
10/ 0*DARK TOADS II (598)        1   1  0 50.0  10-11 BAD BREAD (95)            1  2 0
11- 9 BAD BREAD (95)           188 211 20 47.1  11/ 8 COLGATE DAYS (594)        1  2 0
12/10 PIG BATTALION (226)       77  93  6 45.3  12/ 0 VEGGIES (435)             1  4 0
13/12 JAILBIRDS (590)           24  36  2 40.0  13-12 FOOD FIGHT (10)           0  6 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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]

     01.  Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     02.  W. (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]
     01.  Roulette Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] Died T-461
     02.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]
     03.  Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     01.  Poker Face Hammer (T-441) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] Died T-462
     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] Died at the October
          Mailer 2003 Adepts Tourney
     04.  Tommy Lee (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-448 DA
     05.  Poc (T-447) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] Died T-451
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]
     02.  Men (T-444) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] Died T-447
     03.  Canadian II (T-450) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] Died T-450 DA
     01.  Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]
     02.  Spryte (T-444) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]
     03.  Black Margot (T-452) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall] Died T-461 DA
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     02.  Larry Flint (T-445) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-448 DA
     03.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]
     04.  Heretic Barbeque (T-448) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] Died T-450
     01.  Tim Allen (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-453
     02.  Coolhand Luke (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-446
     03.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battallion]
     03.  Canadian (T-449) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] Died T-449 DA
     04.  Firsttime Felon (T-450) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-462 DA
     05.  Gotta Schtick (T-451) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] Died T-455 DA
     01.  Shocktart (T-449) [Distorted/Willy Wonka Inc.] Died T-452
     02.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battallion]
     01.  Arnold Z. (T-452/HAL did not print P-ad from T-451) [Kellog/Pig Battallion]
          Died T-454
     02.  Hamton (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] Died T-462

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

Various places in Zukal:

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

In and around Kurukar:

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome NIYTYOLE ISLAND.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the 
fights have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Up 'n down.  Up 
'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, PIG 
BATTALION's 4th moved them up to 3-2-0 place.  It seems so recently people were 
saying SACKETT'S & CO. was washed up, finished.  But 3-1-0 moved them up 0.  I guess 
they're washed no more...  What's with TIGRESS?  She actually beat VEGGIES' PUMPKIN, 
and walked away with 19 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at OBSIDIAN HALL.  
MYRIKLE lost 12 points to CATLOW.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe MYRIKLE will 
provide more easy wins...  Another fighter (SPRYTE 10-9-1) challenged another 
Duelmaster (GRUDGEBRINGER 14-13-0).  Life goes on.  I'm sure NIYTYOLE ISLAND is 
excited about SPRYTE, the new Duelmaster from OBSIDIAN HALL.  (remember?)  But when 
you've seen as many as I have...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty 
gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, BAD BREAD!  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at WHEN DOGMA FAILS ain't reelin'!  BAD 
BREAD's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, JOE 
FRIDAY!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     Warriors of NIYTYOLE ISLAND unite.  You have only your games to lose!  REPEAT 
OFFENDER was plum wore out after JOE FRIDAY pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  
JAILBIRDS'll have to get a little better before going after JOE FRIDAY again!  Many a 
warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now. 
Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPRYTE 7101                  10   9  1   115       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KEOKOTAH 6471                16  11  2   139       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 LIGHT DA' PYRE 7063          12   7  1   105       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
-PUT OUT THE CAT 6793         20   9  1   103       PETS ON FIRE (573)
-DARK DUMPLING 4949           19  17  1   101       BAD BREAD (95)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUDGEBRINGER 6999           14  13  0    90       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 DIGITALIS 6862               17  16  1    82       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-TOMB SCONE 5585              15   4  0    77       BAD BREAD (95)
 PANDORA 6898                 14  14  2    77       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 KID REDO 6899                 9   7  3    77       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEY, ZEUS! 7068              11   8  0    67       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CATLOW 6990                  10   5  1    66       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 DOCTOR LECTER 7097           11   1  0    65       JAILBIRDS (590)
-SHAR-PEI FLAMBE 6902         11   0  0    59       PETS ON FIRE (573)
 DARTMAN 7161                  6   4  1    57       COLGATE DAYS (594)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043        9  11  1    56       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 CLINCH 7133                   6   1  1    56       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 DA SPINS 7011                 9   9  1    53       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 MYRIKLE 7128                  7   8  1    49       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 LONIGAN 7022                  6   8  1    46       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 STUPOR 7094                   9  10  0    45       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 JOE FRIDAY 7130               7   5  1    43       PIG BATTALION (226)
 HAROLD O'DOOM 7176            5   3  1    40       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
-IRON CHEF 6925                7   4  0    37       FOOD FIGHT (10)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REPEAT OFFENDER 7122          5   4  1    27       JAILBIRDS (590)
-SLAYBAGEL 7105                3   0  0    26       BAD BREAD (95)
 LUFTSCHWEIN 7154              3   6  0    24       PIG BATTALION (226)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIONESS 7222                  1   0  0    19       DARK TOADS II (598)
 TIGRESS 7216                  0   1  0    19       DARK TOADS II (598)
 BEER BELLY 7127               2   0  0    18       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 PIGGY 7175                    2   5  0    13       PIG BATTALION (226)
 PUMPKIN 6973                  2   1  0    13       VEGGIES (435)
 CAREER CRIMINAL 7169          2   1  0    13       JAILBIRDS (590)
 PORKY LR 7232                 1   0  0    13       PIG BATTALION (226)
 OLD MILLWATER 7173            2   0  0    12       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 MANSLAUGHTER 7228             1   1  0    12       JAILBIRDS (590)
 GORDIE 7231                   1   0  0     9       PIG BATTALION (226)
-DAVE GAGNON 7158              1   0  0     7       COLGATE DAYS (594)
 HOT PEPPER 6984               0   1  0     5       VEGGIES (435)
-DOOM BISCUIT 7092             0   1  0     5       BAD BREAD (95)
 SNARF! 7227                   1   1  0     4       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
-SWILL 7187                    0   1  0     1       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 RED ONION 7014                0   1  0     1       VEGGIES (435)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ROULETTE HAMMER 7044  13  5 4 CASINO HAMMERZ 576    KEOKOTAH 6471         461         
POKER FACE HAMME 7057  8 11 3 CASINO HAMMERZ 576    KID REDO 6899         462         
1ST OFFENSE 7233       0  1 0 JAILBIRDS 590         MOUNTAIN TROLL 238    463 NONE    
A DEN GLADIATOR 7234   0  1 0 OBSIDIAN HALL 192     STONE GOLEM 246       463 NONE    
HAMTON 7174            1  5 0 PIG BATTALION 226     REPEAT OFFENDER 7122  462 JUST REV
CORNY 6889             5  6 0 VEGGIES 435           BANDIT PRINCE 245     463 NONE    
ZUCCHINI 6983          0  1 0 VEGGIES 435           ARENAMASTER KAGHA 243 463 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hammer -- Not one crit in the whole fight, but death nevertheless.  What's up with
that? -- Kid Redo

Harold O'Doom -- You were tougher than I expected; fortunately I was prepared. --

Hey, Zeus! -- Caught me by surprise, you tricky little devil, nice challenge! --

Big Joe Friday -- Tough luck, big fella, shouldn't chase after a lady that's just too
tall for you. -- Catlow

Pets On Fire -- Didn't I talk to you at the face?  Saw there were a few problems in
here, thought I'd help calm them down. -- Barnabas

Hammer -- Please enter Gordie as a parry-striker and Porkey LR as an Aimed Blow. --

Hey Hammer Runners -- Roulette Hammer was a 13-4-4-17-21-10-15 LU with MA Init, EX
Rip, ADEX ATT, MA Def and EX DEC.  Poker Face Hammer was an 11-13-17-15-11-6-11 ST
with ADEX Init, EX ATT and EX Dec.  Kellog take note that my squad is now only down
to Lucky Lady Hammer and she has flirted with Death in the Infirmary a number of
times.  Just came from the post office [Wed Feb 11] and sent 3 New Warriors to RSI.
This means they should arrive on the DM 33 sands next month.  Have no time for DAing
gladiators while here in the Middle East, so look for the following Casino Hammerz to
make their debut soon:  Cool Hand Hammer is a Plunger, Bluffing Hammer is a Piker and
Stone Face Hammer is a Striker.  Am still waiting for the arrival of my DM 33
newsletter with the New Rollup Replacement for Poker Face Hammer and the result of
his fight that ended in his Death.  No Hard Feelings to everyone involved in the
Demise of my stable! -- Hammer

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

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CORNY was barely slain by BANDIT PRINCE in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ZUCCHINI was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER KAGHAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
A DEN GLADIATOR was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
1ST OFFENSE was unbelievably slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena contest.
JOE FRIDAY savagely defeated REPEAT OFFENDER in a 2 minute Bloodfeud competition.
SPRYTE vanquished GRUDGEBRINGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
PANDORA was overpowered by LIGHT DA' PYRE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
DOCTOR LECTER luckily beat DARTMAN in a action packed 3 minute Challenge melee.
CLINCH vanquished STUPOR in a action packed 5 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MANSLAUGHTER defeated PIGGY in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
CAREER CRIMINAL was overpowered by HAROLD O'DOOM in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
HEY, ZEUS! was defeated by KID REDO in a crowd pleasing 2 minute veteran's match.
DIGITALIS slimly won victory over VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 3 minute veteran's battle.
MYRIKLE was overpowered by CATLOW in a popular 1 minute gruesome mismatched conflict.
DA SPINS overpowered LUFTSCHWEIN in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
LONIGAN was overcome by LUCKY LADY HAMMER in a 2 minute bout.
BEER BELLY bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
PUMPKIN luckily beat TIGRESS in a exciting 1 minute bout.
OLD MILLWATER beat HOT PEPPER in a popular 3 minute novice's bout.
SNARF! was outwaited by GORDIE in a tiring 10 minute gory amateur's competition.
LIONESS vanquished RED ONION in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PORKY LR handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  16 -  1      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    54 -  45 -  8      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  12 -  2      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  18 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  24 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  20 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         2 -  11 -  0      15  |

Turn 463 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     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SPRYTE 7101                10   9  1  115 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
BASHING ATTACK   GRUDGEBRINGER 6999         14  13  0   90 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DIGITALIS 6862             17  16  1   82 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
WALL OF STEEL    KID REDO 6899               9   7  3   77 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
LUNGING ATTACK   HEY, ZEUS! 7068            11   8  0   67 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
TOTAL PARRY      DOCTOR LECTER 7097         11   1  0   65 JAILBIRDS (590)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DIGITALIS 6862.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DARTMAN 7161.  The ten other most popular fighters were 1ST OFFENSE 7233, CLINCH 
7133, HOT PEPPER 6984, HEY, ZEUS! 7068, DIGITALIS 6862, CORNY 6889, JOE FRIDAY 7130, 

The least popular fighter this week was SNARF! 7227.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RED ONION 7014, GORDIE 7231, LUFTSCHWEIN 7154, MYRIKLE 7128, CAREER 
and HAROLD O'DOOM 7176.

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