Date   : 08/22/2003    Duedate: 09/04/2003


DM-40    TURN-421

This Weeks Top Honors


(40-3748) [12-11-2,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KING LOVE                      SPIKE
SUNNYLAND (382)                NEUROMANCERS (404)
(40-3748) [12-11-2,123]        (40-3963) [2-2-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TERIS                          SIANNA
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-3895) [15-18-1,67]         (40-3914) [16-10-0,64]


THAT 80'S METAL (394)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THAT 80'S METAL (394)       30
2. WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)       28      CARNIVAL (379)
3. TACO GODS (152)             28      Unchartered Team
4. NEUROMANCERS (404)          27
5. CRUEL PET NAMES (381)       16      BATTLE SCHOOL (407)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 CARNIVAL (379)            79  53  2 59.8   1/ 2 THAT 80'S METAL (394)     9  0 0
 2/ 4 THAT 80'S METAL (394)     66  46  1 58.9   2/ 1 CARNIVAL (379)            9  5 0
 3/ 5 WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)    325 251 16 56.4   3/ 4*BATTLE SCHOOL (407)       8  7 1
 4/ 6 TACO GODS (152)          445 381 29 53.9   4/ 3 WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)     8  7 0
 5/ 1*BATTLE SCHOOL (407)        8   7  1 53.3   5/ 6 CRUEL PET NAMES (381)     5  4 0
 6/ 7 CRUEL PET NAMES (381)     52  51  2 50.5   6/ 7 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     5 10 0
 7/ 9 SUNNYLAND (382)           22  30  2 42.3   7/ 5*NEUROMANCERS (404)        5 10 0
 8/10 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    285 423  7 40.3   8/ 8 SUNNYLAND (382)           2  3 1
 9/11*NEUROMANCERS (404)         9  16  2 36.0   9/12 TACO GODS (152)           1  4 0
10-12*EXOTIC TASTES (397)        0   4  0  0.0  10-11*EXOTIC TASTES (397)       0  4 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[ Andorians Abroad #13 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Sailing to Skaithvarn:

     One of the crewmen had climbed to the very top of the mast and was examining the 
horizons with a spyglass.  "Land ahead!" he reported.  "Looks like the Volarbyn 
     At Raoul's questioning glance, Goff said, "Highlands just north of Istoreth."
     "Ship coming from the north," the lookout added.  "I don't recognize her 
shape...."  He continued to stare northward through the spyglass.
     "And that's the flip side of the problem with getting lost from our world," Goff 
said as he headed for the steering area.  "Somebody getting lost from the Other Side, 
wherever that is.  Sometimes they act like pirates.  We may have a fight on our 
     Raoul, who had fought in Aruak City as In Gerfel We Trust, rubbed one hand down 
the scabbard of his sword and nodded.  A fight was something he understood, not like 
this skipping in and out of alien dimensions.  He could handle a fight, and would.
     The two ships were close enough together now that he could see details even from 
the deck.  They were seeing it head on, so there was no way to tell how long the 
other ship was.  But it looked blocky, and the sail was tall and rectangular and 
seemed to have horizontal ribs; there was a bearded face with staring eyes painted on 
the parchment-colored sail in red and black.  Definitely not something familiar.  He 
could just make out some figures near the rail, and if they were men, it meant the 
ship was big, really big.
     After a moment, Goff handed him the spyglass.  "Take a look and tell me what you 
make of that."
     Raoul wiped his face with his silk handkerchief, refolded it carefully, and put 
it back in his pocket.  Then he accepted the telescope and squinted through it.  
Details leaped into prominence.  Several people--they did appear to be men, so far as 
he could tell--were scurrying around on the deck of the other ship.  He could see the 
gleam of sunlight on steel, as though a couple of the men were armed with cutlasses, 
but otherwise they looked like ordinary sailors.  More or less.  One man was studying 
the Iayan ship through a spyglass.
     "Doesn't look like a warship," Raoul said after a moment.  "Looks like a big-
bellied merchant, in fact.  But I reckon they'll fight if they think they need to."
     Goff nodded, looking gloomy.  "Same like us, except we're not a heavy cargo 
ship."  He sighed.  "Let's hope it doesn't come to fighting."
     They watched for several minutes while the strange ship drew steadily closer.  
Men were working to lower the sail, or perhaps to change the angle, it was hard to be 
sure, since nothing seemed to be happening.  There wasn't enough wind to make much 
difference.  Goff's own crew was also working with their sails in an effort to keep 
the two vessels from coming together.  As matters looked now, Raoul judged that they 
wouldn't collide, but only barely.
     The merchantman glided near them.  A man by the rail waved his arms and called 
out something in an unfamiliar language.
     Goff mimed confusion and shouted back, "I don't know where you want to go, but 
you're in the wrong world."  He pointed to the tree-fringed headland visible to the 
west.  "Skaithvarn!"
     The most elaborately dressed man on the other deck gestured confusion and turned 
to one of his companions as the ships passed beyond closest approach.
     Raoul watched it drift away.  "What will happen to them?" he asked.
     "If they're lucky, they'll go through another thin spot between worlds and end 
up back home.  If not..." Goff shrugged.  "If they have a good cargo, they'll sell it 
wherever they can and adapt to new ways, make a new home for themselves.  There's 
nothing we can do for them."
     "I suppose so."  Raoul squinted at the shore.  "I suppose what we need to be 
doing is thinking about Istoreth, who we want to talk to and what we want to say."
     "It will be a delicate issue," Berdan said behind him.
     Raoul didn't jump, but if he'd had less self-control, he might have done.  The 
former assassin could move as silently as a cloud when he wanted to.  "Why?"  He 
figured he knew, but wanted the Fratsfan's angle.
     "We need to find Peranis and recover the Black Book without making it sound so 
important that someone local decides THEY want it.  If Peranis hasn't already sold 
it, of course.  And if he has sold it to one of the Lords of Istoreth--"
     "An even bigger problem," Raoul agreed.

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

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): FANTA FUELED FUZZ of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 469): NUBIAN GOD of VIEW ASKEW (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 468): CONAN of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 461): CLINTON of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 458): SLIM SHADY of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 458): BENEFICE of THE TAKEN (The Annalist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 454): PHISH BAIT of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 420): BIRDBRAIN of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 414): AFRICAN GREY of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 406): OL' JOE COLLIN of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 181): SQUASH BUTT of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 317): GATECRASHER of CLUB CULTURE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 308): PIPE LAYER of WORKING MEN (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 136): LONGSHOT of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 354): NEBBISH of SAILS OF CHARON from ARADI (The Sentinel)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 469): VIEW ASKEW (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 468): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 461): SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 458): THE ASININE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 458): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 458): SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 454): WRESTLMANIACS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 420): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 414): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 406): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 181): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 317): CLUB CULTURE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 308): WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 136): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 354): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): FANTA FUELED FUZZ of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                           FOTHERINFOP of WIMPS OF PERIL (Wimpy, mgr.)
               (turn 232): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
                           BETHUNES of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
                               JUGHEAD of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
                               BART WELLENS of 'CROSSED UP (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                   (turn 468): BOOTLEG PATCHWORK of  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 461): CLINTON of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
                           SUE of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 458): FLITTER MCGEE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 454): PHISH BAIT of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
             (turn 453): INFERNO of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 420): BIRDBRAIN of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 414): AFRICAN GREY of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 181): LONGARMOFTHELAW of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 317): GATECRASHER of CLUB CULTURE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
                          SLAP HAPPY of BUMS 'R' US (Berylstar, mgr.)
              (turn 316): SCUMBAG of WIMPS OF DEATH (Wimpy, mgr.)
                          WETBOX of BOXES (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 308): RHYTHM METHOD of SURPRISE! (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 136): LONGSHOT of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to CARNIVAL, as they are pushed from the coveted top 
team spot by the THAT 80'S METAL stable.  Coming up with a solid 1-3-0 outing, TACO 
GODS has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  It looks like the guys(?) at THAT 80'S 
METAL had a good week as they went 3-0-0 to put them in 1st place.  I guess steroids 
help!  Hey everybody, watch out for SCOOTER, who flew up 20 points in the rankings 
after mashing CASSIUS like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was CASSIUS, who dropped 18 points after a disappointing (to 
say the least) bout with SCOOTER.  Unlike most arenas, BIRDBRAIN managed to get his 
challenge off against the 11-11-2 KING LOVE.  It's a proud day for the SUNNYLAND 
stable, as their warrior, KING LOVE, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  An apple a 
day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid NEUROMANCERS, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does ZENSU really have that many 
liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause WIMPS MOST 
FOWL beats feet every time NEUROMANCERS smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well just 
about everybody wants a piece of QUAKY ASP, who was this week's most challenged 
warrior.  Was it guts or an overtaxed mental capacity that had TIBERIUS challenge up 
27 points in the rankings to take on DANZIG?  This week TIBERIUS 0-3-0 fought DANZIG 
5-0-0 and in losing gained 3 points.  I know several gladiators who could go for a 
few fights like that.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the ZENSU giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KING LOVE 3748               12  11  2   123       SUNNYLAND (382)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KLUMSY TUMBLES 3918          14   1  0   100       CARNIVAL (379)
 FOIL D'AGEN 3909             11   8  0    99       CARNIVAL (379)
-PHILLIP THE BIRD 3708        11   7  0    96       CRUEL PET NAMES (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEENSRYCHE 3942              9   3  0    90       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 JOPHAN 3846                  15  34  0    79       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 DEAD DUCK 3911               15  10  2    77       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 WARRANT 3920                 10  13  0    74       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 TERIS 3895                   15  18  1    67       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SQUISH THE GERBIL 3778       11   5  0    67       CRUEL PET NAMES (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIANNA 3914                  16  10  0    64       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUAKY ASP 3919                9   6  0    50       CARNIVAL (379)
 FRY GUY 3655                  6   9  0    48       TACO GODS (152)
 OUATE LE PHOQUE 3902          7   5  0    43       CRUEL PET NAMES (381)
-JIMMY CRICKET 3744            8  11  0    39       SUNNYLAND (382)
-BIG BOP 3935                  8   4  0    37       CARNIVAL (379)
 HUMP THE CAMEL 3903           4   7  0    35       CRUEL PET NAMES (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIKE 3963                    2   2  1    33       NEUROMANCERS (404)
 SCOOTER 3985                  2   0  0    32       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 ARNIE EL SHEW 3930            5  12  0    31       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 DANZIG 3954                   5   0  0    31       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 LEADFOOT 3516                 3   0  0    29       TACO GODS (152)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAEREA 3975                  2   1  0    20       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
 TIGER ELF 3941                3  10  0    19       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 MUD DUCK 3955                 3   2  0    19       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 CRAZY LOON 3961               2   2  0    16       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 CYBERPUNK 4001                1   0  0    16       NEUROMANCERS (404)
 CASE 3958                     3   2  1    15       NEUROMANCERS (404)
-B 3746                        2   6  0    12       SUNNYLAND (382)
 CASSIUS 3978                  2   1  0    11       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
 TRIANGLE MAN 4000             1   0  0    11       NEUROMANCERS (404)
 SQUASH THE SNAKE 4002         1   0  0    10       CRUEL PET NAMES (381)
 ARRECINUS 3979                2   1  1     8       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
 CORDUS 3976                   2   1  0     7       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
-IRON MAIDEN 3872              1   3  0     6       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 ONO-SENDEI 3962               1   3  0     6       NEUROMANCERS (404)
 TIBERIUS 3977                 0   3  0     5       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
 PANDORA'S DIAPHRAGM 3730      0   1  0     5       TACO GODS (152)
 CAPTAIN M. 3749               0   1  0     5       TACO GODS (152)
 PALLIO BLUES 3997             0   1  0     1       CARNIVAL (379)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ONE-MAN BAND 3841     17 12 0 CARNIVAL 379          KING LOVE 3748        420         
NINSEI 3959            0  4 0 NEUROMANCERS 404      ARRECINUS 3979        420         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Klumsy Tumbles -- What can I say?  I thought I could scum you but you are too good 
for me, and everyone else I think. -- Dead Duck

Cordus -- I guess the hatchet is not my favorite.  I don't think I have a favorite 
unless it is doing no damage. -- Crazy Loon

Foil D'Agen -- I thought the scimitar was my favorite.  It only took one critical to 
down you.  Now I find out my favorite is the....ready for this?...the dagger.  Uggh. 
-- Birdbrain

     Somebody's got to use these weapons.

Note All -- Birdbrain is correct, his favorite is the dagger.  I think he may 
continue to use the scimitar against anyone wearing armor.  The rest of his info:  
AB,  15-5-0, 10(1)-3-9-17-15-10-21 (and he lives!!!), Master ATT, Adx RIP & PAR, Exp 
DEF & DEC,  +4 PAR, +1 DEF,  LO/LO, ability to use the bash tactic good effort, (bash 
with the dagger?),  poor END, Very frail, Normal DM.  He has learned 51 skills for a 
total of 117. -- Wimpy

Cassius -- It would have been nice if you had let me hit you at least once.  All I 
won was a strength increase, badly needed. -- Mud Duck

Ono-Sendei -- If I was your manager I would sendei you to the DA. -- Scooter

Scooter -- Be nice.  You are just starting and you don't want to get everyone mad at 
you.  Play the "wimp". -- Wimpy

Jophan -- Your actions in our fight have taught me well and I consider myself better 
for having fought you!  Thanks and if you wish join me at our local tavern so I may 
by you a pint! -- Queensryche

Jimmy Cricket -- That fight was very intense and I had doubted my ability to overcome 
you at several points during the fight!  I have tried some new training techniques 
lately and they appear to be paying off as of late! -- Warrant

Tiger Elf -- Man, you really are quite a Tiger!  It seemed to me that there was 
nowhere to hide from your onslaught.  However in the end I was able to fend off the 
intense attack and find victory! -- Danzig

Teris -- Yes, I know.  I have a running joke with my manager that I must train each 
week to fight you as we most certainly will meet again and again!  With several new 
teams arriving hopefully opponents will be spread out more with less of our 
familiarity occurring in the future! -- Warrant

Battle School and Neuromancers -- Welcome to Zensu and luck to you, except against my 
team (That 80's Metal)! -- Street Legal

Queensruche -- The bedrest was good.  I didn't mind that part. -- Jophan

Spike -- Odd, that sounds more like a dog's name. -- Teris

Danzig -- If you're determined to win, quit wasting my time.  Just TELL me. -- Tiger 

Quaky Asp -- It's been a while since anybody taught me three skills.  Thanks. -- 
P.S.  Unless my memory is failing, which is possible, of course.

Big Bop -- That's a weird name.  Are you sure it isn't supposed to be Big TOP? -- 
Arnie El Shew

One-Man Band -- Acapulco. -- Sianna

One-Man Band -- This is true, and a good thing besides. -- Jophan

Mud Duck --  Well, you know how it is, you get bored lying around in the Infirmary.  
I've been reading books on the martial arts.  And the Kung Fu Master comes in to 
entertain the wards. -- Arnie El Shew
P.S.  He knows some great jokes.

Birdbrain -- You're welcome.  We aim to please. -- Sianna

Warrant -- (sucking in his breath in shock)  That is a DESPICABLE thing to say! -- 
Tiger Elf

Mud Duck -- Looks like you lost your third and fourth fights.  Sorry one of my guys 
wasn't there to see it. -- Rude Buddha

Big Bop -- Ratz was hoping you would teach him something.  Boy, did you.  Just not 
what he expected. -- Rude Buddha

Battle School -- Keep up the good work. -- Rude Buddha

Arrecinus -- You shouldn't have done that. -- Rude Buddha

26 July 2003
     Citizens of Alastari, a bright dawn has risen.  While you slept, a pernicious
force has entered the once-fair City of Aruak.  It fought alongside their treasured
warriors, it drank with their fans, and it slept with their women.  Now the masks are
coming off.
     Warriors, be afraid...be very afraid.  After years of Andorian managers ranting
that Aruak is the safest city in Alastari, the Frothingslosh Syndicate has selected
Aruak City as the home for its next epic 'contest'--Murder by Numbers II.  Our spies
have selected the warriors for extermination, and the executioners have had several
months to prepare.  Now a new age of darkness will descend upon Aruak, as the
Syndicate and its allies bring an entirely new level of competition to the arena!
Downchallenges!  Assassinations!  Small poodles as hors d'oeuvres!
     The Murder by Numbers II 'rules' will be announced next cycle.  However, we
invite all managers, from all corners of Alastari, to come to Aruak City and take
part...in one way or another.  Help defend the honor of a long heralded haven for the
pure, or join the forces of change in their siege of the ice-cream and cake
stronghold of the Dukes of Nerf-Dueling!
     This exercise is not for either the faint of heart or the weak willed.  Blood
will flow, brains will leak, and beer will be chugged.  Either way, we welcome you
with open arms and gleaming blades.
     This public service announcement has been brought to you by Frothingslosh Epic
Contests (tm), the number 86, and the letter 'K'.

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

29 July 2003
           *     *     *     *The Third Annual Turf War*     *     *     *
     Yes, it's time again for alliances to go to war!  TW3 will be held in DM 47
(North Fork) at a date to be  specified later--right after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest is over...but I'm sure everyone wants to get their teams there soon!  Here
are the rules:

1.  Each alliance must have a leader declare the arrival of his alliance.  The leader
    will be responsible for verifying any and all teams/managers who declare to the
    alliance he/she is leading.
2.  Each manager, team declaring for the contest must have approval of the leader,
    donate one Roll-up Certificate ($5) to the prize pot (send it to me by diplo, by
    snail, or a note to customer service), and declare his/her team by diplo, p-ad or
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
4.  Prizes are as follows (mostly...there WILL be some things added as the prize pot
    grows with entry donations--this list is not final!)
    *  Highest scoring alliance -- Rename Arena 47 for a period of 6 months, one half
       of the total prize pot donated; roll-up certs.
    *  The Alliance with the most returns from the DA will get to re-name the DA
       monsters for a period of 6 months.
    *  The alliance with the most warriors listed as style masters will get to pick
       the Alastari city/arena to host the next Grand Tournament.
    *  The warrior with the most front page honors/awards will have the Arenamaster
       named after him for a period of 6 months.
    *  The Alliance with the most front page Honors/Awards will have the honor of
        picking the *slow* arena to host the Fifth Annual Turf War.
    *  The team with the most listings as Style Master will find out the favorites of
       one of their warriors.
    *  The warrior with the most listings as Style Master will fight at my expense
       for five turns (I will transfer to the manager's account).
    *  The Alliance with the most kills will be able to re-name the stand-in warriors
       for a period of 6 months.
    *  The warrior that scores the most total points will fight at my expense for 5
       turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the manager's account).
    *  The team that scores the most total points will receive an extra share of
       roll-up certs from the prize pot.
     There may be more categories to come, and the prize pot still has to be
divided...I'm open to category/prize ideas--and further donations to the prize pot.
     The contest will run for *TEN* turns; prizes will be awarded at the end of the
11th turn.
     Scoring will be as follows:
* 5 points per fight, doubled for each of the following conditions met:
     -- Two Alliance     -- Champion
     -- Challenge        -- Two Champions
     -- Bloodfeud        -- Challenger losing
     -- Kill
     (Note:  DA losses are exempt, but DA wins will be *tripled*!!!  Ex:  Happy
Slasher goes to the DA and dies, no points are lost.  If he wins, his team scores 60
points!  If he was a champ, he scores 120 points!)
     Use the following chart to calculate scores:
Conditions Met:       0     1     2     3     4     5     6     7
Points Per Fight:     5    10    20    40    80   160   320   640
* Awards/Honors and Style Masters will each be awarded points also.  Find the total
number of each (do note add Awards and Style Masters together) and consult the graph
below.  Champs that score an award or style master count as two.
     1 --   5      7 --  320
     2 --  10      8 --  640
     3 --  20      9 -- 1280
     4 --  40     10 -- 2560
     5 --  80     11 -- 5280
     6 -- 100     (x2 for each extra)
Note -- These categories *count as "triple"*--they will be figured for each team,
*AND* again for each alliance *as well as* for each warrior!
*  Each and every mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points...period.
*  TVs will be scored on the same scale as Awards/Style Masters, but the total points
will be x10.  TC's will be scored as TV's, but x10 more.
Number of TV/TC's          Points Scored (TV/TC)
     1      50/ 500
     2     100/1000
     3     200/2000
     4     400/4000
     +     x2/ x2 (for each extra)
     Each alliance will start with 5000 points, scores for *fights* will be added to
the winner's total *AND* deducted from the losers.
     Come  one and all, defend your turf and the honor of your alliance...or your
                    Asmo Dius, TCB
                    Arenas, DM 47, DM 73

1 August 2003
     Assurnasirbanipal invites you to Talcama to participate in the third BATTLE
ROYAL contest.  It is a Delarquan contest so brutal that even some of Talcama's most
notable managers will refuse to participate.  The rules are simpler than any other
contest:  You may not avoid any other contest team.  There are no silly rules for who
can and can't compete.  Any team in Talcama is eligible to compete.  The scoring is
also quite simple (+1 for a win, +1 for a kill (+1 for the win), -1 for a loss) and
the first team to reach 25 points is the winner.
     Scoring will be live--the results for the turn posted in the newsletter.  The
winner will be able to fight their contest team in Talcama for free for 6 months but
more importantly will win a contest against some of the best managers who play the
game in one of the hardest contests in the game.
     First turn for BATTLE ROYAL 3 is Talcama Turn 465, which is due August 30.

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari), 
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.  
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.  
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all 
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they 
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in 
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by 
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the 
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many 
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by 
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own 
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except 
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you 
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.  
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents 
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target 
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous 
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and 
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BIRDBRAIN was bested by KING LOVE in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
QUEENSRYCHE vanquished JOPHAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
WARRANT demolished QUAKY ASP in a 3 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight.
LEADFOOT devastated TIGER ELF in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
MUD DUCK bested CORDUS in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge brawl.
TIBERIUS was luckily beaten by DANZIG in a 6 minute novice's Challenge struggle.
CRAZY LOON overcame ARRECINUS in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's Challenge fight.
SCOOTER vanquished CASSIUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
FOIL D'AGEN overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KLUMSY TUMBLES savagely defeated M. CHARDINEE in a exciting 1 minute gruesome fight.
TERIS was beaten by DEAD DUCK in a 5 minute veteran's fight.
SQUISH THE GERBIL luckily beat FRY GUY in a 2 minute bloody competition.
OUATE LE PHOQUE viciously subdued SPIKE in a 7 minute gory veteran vs. amateur battle.
HUMP THE CAMEL was handily defeated by SIANNA in a 3 minute one-sided conflict.
ARNIE EL SHEW devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CASE beat PALLIO BLUES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's brawl.
ONO-SENDEI was savagely defeated by CHAEREA in a exciting 3 minute novice's bout.
PANDORA'S DIAPHRAGM was overpowered by TRIANGLE MAN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
CAPTAIN M. was devastated by SQUASH THE SNAKE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CYBERPUNK won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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                   9         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  18 -  2      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         AIMED BLOW        21 -  14 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  23 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  18 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  12 -  1      33  |

Turn 421 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     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2                                       2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KING LOVE 3748             12  11  2  123 SUNNYLAND (382)
LUNGING ATTACK   KLUMSY TUMBLES 3918        14   1  0  100 CARNIVAL (379)
STRIKING ATTACK  QUEENSRYCHE 3942            9   3  0   90 THAT 80'S METAL (394)
TOTAL PARRY      DEAD DUCK 3911             15  10  2   77 WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SIANNA 3914                16  10  0   64 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TERIS 3895.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SIANNA 3914.  The ten other most popular fighters were CASE 3958, CHAEREA 3975, 
WARRANT 3920, MUD DUCK 3955, FRY GUY 3655, KLUMSY TUMBLES 3918, TERIS 3895, 

The least popular fighter this week was OUATE LE PHOQUE 3902.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DANZIG 3954, CAPTAIN M. 3749, SPIKE 3963, CASSIUS 3978, 
3730, and HUMP THE CAMEL 3903.

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