DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/06/2003    Duedate: 01/02/2004

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-189

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZOOLANDER
WITLESS WONDERS (419)
(39-3523) [10-6-1,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZOOLANDER                      SMIRK
WITLESS WONDERS (419)          CHEAP SHOTS (426)
(39-3523) [10-6-1,124]         (39-3606) [3-1-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MYRON NAGEL                    WARRIOR NO
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           ATMAN PROJECT (391)
(39-3316) [23-18-0,87]         (39-3417) [3-2-0,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHEAP SHOTS (426)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ATMAN PROJECT (391)         34
2. CHEAP SHOTS (426)           32      CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
3. WITLESS WONDERS (419)       28      Unchartered Team
4. CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)      17
5. BLUE DIAMONDS (237)         10      CHEAP SHOTS (426)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CHEAP SHOTS (426)         17   2  0 89.5   1/ 1*CHEAP SHOTS (426)        12  2 0
 2/ 2 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)   126  75  7 62.7   2/ 5 WITLESS WONDERS (419)     7  2 0
 3/ 5 WITLESS WONDERS (419)     34  25  1 57.6   3/ 3 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)    6  8 1
 4- 3 DARQUE ANGELS (402)       40  31  4 56.3   4- 4 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)     5  5 0
 5- 4 OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)     130 103  6 55.8   5- 6*FIVE FELINES (190)        5  5 0
 6- 6 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    115  97  9 54.2   6/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      5 10 0
 7/ 7 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     123 136  5 47.5   7/ 8 ATMAN PROJECT (391)       3  7 1
 8/ 0 BLUE DIAMONDS (237)       27  31  4 46.6   8/ 0 BLUE DIAMONDS (237)       1  0 1
 9- 8*FIVE FELINES (190)        18  22  1 45.0   9- 7 THE CATS (427)            1  1 0
10- 9 THE CATS (427)            25  35  3 41.7  10- 9 DARQUE ANGELS (402)       1  4 0
11/10 ATMAN PROJECT (391)       30  44  2 40.5  11-10 OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)      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

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Dark Federation #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Xochithlan, the royal palace:

     Tirisha Dulake leaned closer to her cousin, King Feyen, and pouted.  "You can't
be so hard hearted, Pootles," she cooed.  "It isn't like I'm asking a LOT from
you...."
     Feyen was too dark skinned to blush noticeably, but he felt himself getting
rather warm under the collar.  "Don't call me that!" he hissed.  [It is a gift in the
royal family of Xochithlan to be able to hiss words which contain no esses.]  "You're
the only one who remembers that Mother used to call me that!  But what if someone
overhears?"  He peered around nervously.  Eavesdropping was the national pastime in
Xochithlan, but he thought his throne room was reasonably secure.  Still, if anyone
heard her say that name....  He shuddered.
     "If you'll give me the soldiers, dearest cousin, I'll be so busy and so far
away, I'm sure I'll forget."
     "But Tirisha, I can't!  If I sent Xochithlani Royal Guardsmen into Mordanti
territory, it could start a war, or at LEAST," he shuddered again, "Samir would send
that battlemage of his to 'make an official protest' and the man has NO sense of
style at all.  His hair, his beard!"  King Feyen stroked his own perfect little
mustache.  "It's impossible, Tirisha, you must see that!"
     "No, it is NOT impossible."  Her coo was getting ragged around the edges,
letting the iron determination show through.  She took a deep breath, noting that,
as with every other man who saw her do that, she had riveted Feyen's attention; after
all, they were only second cousins on one side.  "You don't need to send the whole
Royal Guard.  I'm sure I won't need a thousand men in Rodeki.  It's such a LITTLE
place.  A hundred will be enough to protect me, DEAR Feyen."  She blew in his ear.
     Feyen took his own deep breath and managed not to melt on the spot.  "Well...a
hundred men, then, but no more!  And not in Royal Xochithlani uniform, either!"
     "Of course not, coz."  She patted his arm as she straightened up.  "I wouldn't
want anyone to get the idea they were on YOUR business."  She slid out of reach just
a little ahead of King Feyen's reaching hands.  "You won't have any trouble at all
over this, dear coz."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Arenamaster Xoron, a practitioner of the Ancient Elvish Martial Art of Seelie-
Khuei, was deeply resistant to feminine wiles.  He was, however, extremely interested
in cash.  Tirisha had plenty of cash.
     "I guess I could find you a few gladiators to serve as a personal bodyguard," he
muttered, mentally fingering the coins Tirisha had placed on the table between them.
"I couldn't vouch for their reliability, though."
     "I will attend to that," Tirisha said briskly.  "Twenty ounces of gold for every
gladiator you can find me.  Payable when they sign up."

Warriors and managers are invited to accompany Tirisha Dulake to Rodeki, or wherever
she may end up going.  A note in the personals addressed to Scribe, or an email to
Livia@reality.com will do it.

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 483): DENNIS of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 368): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): THE MAN of FAMOUS HITTERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 484): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 483): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): CASTOR of ASTRONOMICAL (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 479): KEPLER of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): IRON HANDS LEE of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): SANTO STINKO of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 434): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 421): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 319): NAMES of SADISTS F2F II (SunGod, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 140): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 362): LEE AT TOURNEY of LETHAL LADIES from JHELUM (A-Sop)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 483): SOUL HAREM (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 368): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 484): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 483): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 479): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 434): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 421): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 319): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 140): FAVORITE THINGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 362): DARK PANTHEON, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 488): THE MAN of FAMOUS HITTERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 487): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 482): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 487): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 484): CASTOR of ASTRONOMICAL (Jinx, mgr.)
               (turn 483): GAMBLE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                           SESAME of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 478): MUNCHIES of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
                           QUONSET of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
                           HOTTA WATTA of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 470): CHASITY BELT of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
                            TUM of FROM THE FACE (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
                            CHOLLA of POWER PLANTS (Hoffa, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 469): SANTO STINKO of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
               (turn 468): CLAW of MEOW MIX (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           CARNAL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stick, mgr.)
                           MALLIA of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
                           VIVAMORT of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 443): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               WHAT'S UP, DUCK? of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 369): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
                 (turn 368): REIDI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
                          GHASTLY MIGRAINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): SIR LANCELOT of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of XOCHITHLAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Fortune did not smile upon THE 
MIDDLE WAY this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 6th position in the wake 
of a 0-5-0 round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  
Witness how this week WITLESS WONDERS went 3-0-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  
LUMINOUS NIGHT caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully 
bested SELA TIMM and was awarded 25 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, SMIRK put down SHIFTING LION, causing him to lose 11 points of 
recognition in the process.  Although MYRON NAGEL made a valiant effort, it did not 
suffice to topple the reign of victorious ZOOLANDER.  Would you believe that over 
half of the old women in XOCHITHLAN seem to feel that they could fight better than 
you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city XOCHITHLAN.  XOCHITHLAN, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of 
thy guilds is FIVE FELINES, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Apparently the stalwarts of CHEAP SHOTS are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  COCONUT COOLY take warning!  You have more than 
a few enemies in XOCHITHLAN.  Give MYSTI MIENER credit for hers courage.  Did you 
note how she challenged TAMMY FAYE despite the 27 point difference in their rankings? 
In the end MYSTI MIENER lost to TAMMY FAYE, a "sharp" reminder that higher 
recognition is an indication of greater skill.  Still, it was a worthy bout!  At the 
gambling halls I have started to bet money on COCONUT COOLY.  She has got the courage 
it takes.  Witness hers challenge this turn against HOMEY CIDE!  Truth to tell, 
COCONUT COOLY did not come out of the fight a winner, but she managed to capture much 
attention, gaining 4 in recognition.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of 
EYE RAISE who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 13 points below in the 
rankings.  I thought EYE RAISE showed great skill and promise when it beat GIB 
HOLGIN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Strange what qualities come forth in the face of 
certain doom.  LATE KNIGHT has the town astir with the news of his Dark Arena 
victory!  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one 
reward--death.  This past week SELA TIMM, at 9-9-0, departed XOCHITHLAN forever.  
Many townsmen have begin to remark over the fact that after one more round of duels 
CRIMINAL ELEMENT's Bloodfeud against ZOOLANDER will have expired.  Some say a warrior 
is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then 
a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in XOCHITHLAN.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOOLANDER 3523               10   6  1   124       WITLESS WONDERS (419)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MISS CON DUCK 2344           16  15  1   108       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
-TIGER 3629                    9   5  0    96       THE CATS (427)
 TAMMY FAYE 3520              11   5  0    94       WITLESS WONDERS (419)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUCK TAPE 3283               10   9  2    90       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 MYRON NAGEL 3316             23  18  0    87       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAHRS ENNY 3400              14  10  0    83       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
-NAJENA 3413                  10   5  1    74       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
-ANGELOST 3415                10   5  1    67       DARQUE ANGELS (402)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAMOK 3538                    8   8  0    65       WITLESS WONDERS (419)
-OUTLAW STAR 3550              7   3  0    64       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 LUMINOUS NIGHT 3340           8   9  1    63       ATMAN PROJECT (391)
 MYSTI MIENER 3578             7   4  1    60       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANACONDA 3382                 7   2  0    50       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
-SILVERTOOTH 3360              6   3  2    46       BLUE DIAMONDS (237)
-HOT AIR DUCK 3451             8   5  0    45       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
-SKULK 3603                    3   0  0    42       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
-THE FALLEN ONE 3416           7   8  2    41       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 ULRIK VORN 3556               9   7  0    37       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOMEY CIDE 3594               5   3  1    33       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
 LATE KNIGHT 3359              4   5  1    33       BLUE DIAMONDS (237)
 SMIRK 3606                    3   1  0    33       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
-BLACK ADDER 3373              6   3  0    31       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
-IRONWOLF 1845                 5   9  0    30       BLUE DIAMONDS (237)
-QUICKSTRIKE 3380              6   4  0    29       BLUE DIAMONDS (237)
 EYE RAISE 3604                4   0  0    29       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 IGNORE 3605                   4   0  0    28       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PROUD PANTHER 1454            3   3  0    23       FIVE FELINES (190)
 CHUCKLE 3602                  3   1  0    18       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 SHIFTING LION 3427            3   1  1    14       ATMAN PROJECT (391)
 WARRIOR NO 3417               3   2  0    14       ATMAN PROJECT (391)
-DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607          0   4  0    12       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
-CUNNING COUGAR 3615           1   0  0     8       FIVE FELINES (190)
-ETRIGAN 3596                  1   2  0     7       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
-BIG BOBCAT 3614               1   0  0     7       FIVE FELINES (190)
 COCONUT COOLY 3428            0   4  0     7       ATMAN PROJECT (391)
-PANTHER 3618                  0   2  0     6       THE CATS (427)
-BOA 3595                      1   2  0     5       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
 YOLANA X 3631                 1   1  0     5       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 GIB HOLGIN 3611               1   2  0     5       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-LARGE LYNX 3613               1   0  0     5       FIVE FELINES (190)
-JUST JAGUAR 3616              1   0  0     5       FIVE FELINES (190)
 A. SALT 3610                  0   2  0     4       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
-TYSON 3592                    0   1  0     1       WITLESS WONDERS (419)
 STREET SCUM 3633              0   1  0     1       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
POWER GOD 3612         0  2 0 ATMAN PROJECT 391     DARK ELF CHAMPION 24  189 NONE    
BERG, LORI 3554        8  4 1 CRIMINAL ELEMENT 379  ZOOLANDER 3523        186         
CAPTIVE GIANT 21       0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          LATE KNIGHT 3359      189 NONE    
SELA TIMM 3537         9  9 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 385    LUMINOUS NIGHT 3340   189         
WALLEN YO 3576         5  6 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 385    HOMEY CIDE 3594       187 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whoo, whoo!  Congratulations Zoolander!  It is a real pleasure to have a witless
wonder as our top dog.  Whoo! -- The Cheap Shots

Duck A L'Orange -- I'll have you know that I am ambidextrous--either brow. -- Eye
Raise Of Cheap Shots

Proud Panther -- You dirty, rotten excuse for a dog!  You piece of alleycat dung!
You foul feline litter!  You cheated and I'm going to file charges! -- Smirk (who was
cheap shotted)

Gilo Holgin -- Now that was what I call the top way.  No middle road for me. -- Eye
Raise of Cheap Shots

Rirorni Janissary and Long-Range Archers -- We think we love you. -- Skulk and Ignore
Of Cheap Shots

Duck A L'Orange -- You always draw a belly laugh out of me.  Unlimited guffaws of
unmitigated joy. -- Chuckle of Cheap Shots

All -- When the Holiday season comes upon you, we hope this finds you wallowing in
despair. -- Cheap Shots Seasons Greetings

Xochithlan -- Quack!  The Canadian Winter has hit.  And in other news, the Ducks are
migrating to warmer locales for the winter, and aren't expected back for another 6-8
months. -- Crip

     Brrr!  Does the Canadian winter really last that long? -- Ed.

Miss Con Duck -- Your name describes your behavior, wench.  Proper conduct would have
been for you to lose this fight.  Gracefully, if you wished, but definitely to lose.
Remember that next time. -- Myron Nagel
P.S.  Although my loss to you this time was part of a deep, dark (or darque?) plot.
To remain here as long as possible and defeat ducks every chance I get.  It's a dirty
job, but someone's got to do it.

Homey Cide -- That was my special move, want me to do it again? -- Sela Timm
P.S.  Gotta love that wall of blades thing.

Eye Raise -- That was a damned cheap shot! -- Gib Holgin

Luminous Night -- Lights out, fellow! -- Ulrik Vorn

Warrior No -- Was your manager psychic when he named you?  Or was I just very, very
lucky? -- Yolana X
P.S.  I have a feeling that it was just luck on my part.  (sigh)  I fear I'm
nothing--as a warrior--to write home about.  However, if you care to meet me off the
sands, I'm sure we can find something noteworthy to do!

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

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.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LATE KNIGHT viciously butchered CAPTIVE GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
POWER GOD was dispatched by DARK ELF CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
SMIRK demolished SHIFTING LION in a 5 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MYSTI MIENER was devastated by TAMMY FAYE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
LUMINOUS NIGHT assassinated SELA TIMM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
EYE RAISE devastated GIB HOLGIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
COCONUT COOLY was bested by HOMEY CIDE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
ZOOLANDER overpowered MYRON NAGEL in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
LAHRS ENNY viciously subdued COLLABORATOR in a popular 3 minute expert's duel.
DAMOK vanquished ULRIK VORN in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
IGNORE handily defeated YOLANA X in a 3 minute one-sided bout.
CHUCKLE outlasted A. SALT in a unpopular 15 minute match.
WARRIOR NO viciously subdued STREET SCUM in a exciting 8 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   3 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  20 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  19 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  15 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  16 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  16 -  2      43  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 189 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       3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         5  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ZOOLANDER 3523             10   6  1  124 WITLESS WONDERS (419)
PARRY-LUNGE      MYRON NAGEL 3316           23  18  0   87 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
PARRY-STRIKE     LAHRS ENNY 3400            14  10  0   83 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
SLASHING ATTACK  MYSTI MIENER 3578           7   4  1   60 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
LUNGING ATTACK   ULRIK VORN 3556             9   7  0   37 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MYRON NAGEL 3316.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WARRIOR NO 3417.  The ten other most popular fighters were LAHRS ENNY 3400, 
LATE KNIGHT 3359, COCONUT COOLY 3428, YOLANA X 3631, SHIFTING LION 3427, TAMMY FAYE 
3520, HOMEY CIDE 3594, ZOOLANDER 3523, DAMOK 3538, and LUMINOUS NIGHT 3340.

The least popular fighter this week was CHUCKLE 3602.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were A. SALT 3610, STREET SCUM 3633, SMIRK 3606, ULRIK VORN 3556, MYRON 
NAGEL 3316, GIB HOLGIN 3611, SELA TIMM 3537, MYSTI MIENER 3578, IGNORE 3605, and 
POWER GOD 3612.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXII

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LLEWELYN 2526 (56-46-2)                0  5  0         JIHAD                

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUE E. SYDE 3240 (36-28-1)             0  2  0         CRIMINAL ELEMENT     

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROB A. REE 3241 (29-15-0)              3  3  0         CRIMINAL ELEMENT     
CERASTES 3181 (21-14-1)                2  3  0         OPHIDIAN ORDER       

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MOTHER TERESA 3039 (12-2-3)            6  3  0         ANGELS OF MERCY      
ZOOLANDER 3523 (8-6-1)                 5  3  0         WITLESS WONDERS      
WHAT'S UP, DUCK? 3273 (14-10-2)        4  3  0         DUCKS UNLIMITED      
TAMMY FAYE 3520 (9-5-0)                0  2  0         WITLESS WONDERS      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANACONDA 3382 (7-2-0)                  5  3  0         OPHIDIAN ORDER       
DAMOK 3538 (7-7-0)                     4  3  0         WITLESS WONDERS      
BLACK ADDER 3373 (6-3-0)               1  3  0         OPHIDIAN ORDER       
SILVERSTAR 3361 (6-3-1)                0  1  0  DEAD   BLUE DIAMONDS        
SILVERTOOTH 3360 (6-3-2)               0  2  0         BLUE DIAMONDS        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PROUD PANTHER 1454 (2-3-0)             0  2  0         FIVE FELINES         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TYSON 3592 (0-1-0)                     2  3  0         WITLESS WONDERS      

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SKULK 3603 (2-0-0)                    12  1  0         CHEAP SHOTS          
SMIRK 3606 (2-0-0)                     9  2  0         CHEAP SHOTS          
IGNORE 3605 (2-0-0)                    6  3  0         CHEAP SHOTS          
CHUCKLE 3602 (1-1-0)                   4  3  0         CHEAP SHOTS          
DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607 (0-3-0)           4  3  0         DUCKS UNLIMITED      
EYE RAISE 3604 (2-0-0)                 3  3  0         CHEAP SHOTS          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BIG BOBCAT 3614 (0-0-0)                1  3  0         FIVE FELINES         
PYTHON 3608 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         OPHIDIAN ORDER       
SEA SNAKE 3609 (0-0-0)                 1  3  0         OPHIDIAN ORDER       
A. SALT 3610 (0-0-0)                   0  2  0         CRIMINAL ELEMENT     
JUST JAGUAR 3616 (0-0-0)               0  2  0         FIVE FELINES         
LARGE LYNX 3613 (0-0-0)                0  2  0         FIVE FELINES         

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOP DUCK 932 (17-15-0)                 0  2  0         DUCKS UNLIMITED      

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BERG, LORI 3554 (8-4-1)                0  2  0         CRIMINAL ELEMENT     
DIAMOND HEART 3341 (4-5-0)             0  2  0         ATMAN PROJECT        

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COBRA 3381 (3-2-1)                     7  3  1         OPHIDIAN ORDER       
CUNNING COUGAR 1337 (4-3-1)            0  2  0         FIVE FELINES         

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ARISING DIGNITY 3390 (0-4-0)           3  3  0         ATMAN PROJECT