Date   : 02/06/2004    Duedate: 02/19/2004


DM-40    TURN-433

This Weeks Top Honors


THE DISC (411)
(40-4011) [12-0-1,165]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE DISC (411)                 EXOTIC TASTES (397)
(40-4011) [12-0-1,165]         (40-3891) [5-1-0,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SIANNA                         SIANNA
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-3914) [23-15-1,94]         (40-3914) [23-15-1,94]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EXOTIC TASTES (397)         39
2. THE DISC (411)              37      THE DISC (411)
3. BATTLE SCHOOL (407)         24      Unchartered Team
4. ACHAIANS (412)              17
5. TACO GODS (152)              9      EXOTIC TASTES (397)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 THE DISC (411)            34  25  2 57.6   1/ 2 BATTLE SCHOOL (407)       8  1 1
 2/ 1 THAT 80'S METAL (394)     83  62  1 57.2   2/ 4 THE DISC (411)            7  7 0
 3/ 4*EXOTIC TASTES (397)       17  13  1 56.7   3/ 3 WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)     7  8 0
 4/ 5 WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)    355 281 17 55.8   4/ 1 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     6  8 0
 5/ 6 TACO GODS (152)          477 396 29 54.6   5/ 5 TACO GODS (152)           4  4 0
 6/ 7 BATTLE SCHOOL (407)       24  21  3 53.3   6/ 8*EXOTIC TASTES (397)       3  2 0
 7/ 8 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    303 464  9 39.5   7/ 6 THAT 80'S METAL (394)     3  6 0
 8/ 0 PLAYER'S BAR (354)        23  41  4 35.9   8/ 9*ACHAIANS (412)            2  8 1
 9/ 9*ACHAIANS (412)             9  26  3 25.7   9/ 0 PLAYER'S BAR (354)        1  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #23 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Off the coast of Andoria:

     Towers rising out of the misty dawn.  They had sailed due east from Skaithvarn,
so that had to be the coast of Andoria, but Raoul couldn't remember any coastal city
with such slender, pearl-colored spires.  Those looked more like the skyline of a
dream than practical stonework.  They caught the growing light and glowed.  They were
beautiful, but unearthly.  Unreal.  Not residences for practical folk.  Raoul thought
it a fitting destination for the boat Khaldren had made with his magic, though.  The
boat was, in its way, as dreamlike as the city ahead;  The hull was mother of pearl,
the sails were webs of cloud.  Magic, of course.  Powerful magic.  Raoul wondered
uneasily what Khaldren had done to assemble that power.
     The exiled Kraelian had already demonstrated that he was ruthless in pursuit of
his goals.  Raoul shifted slightly, uneasily aware of the waves of magic that seethed
throughout the uncanny vessel.  Khaldren had not hesitated to cast a spell on the
three gladiators when they entered his tower in Skaithvarn.  A binding of loyalty and
obedience, the Lord Protector guessed.  He had not resisted at the time.  In truth,
he had been taken completely by surprise.  But he sensed that the spell had not
gripped him so thoroughly as the wizard intended.  He was fairly sure he could break
it, and very sure that he wanted to be further away from Khaldren when he did that--
THIS spell, he could break, but what if the wizard immediately countered with
something stronger?  And the fate of the two women with him was unknown; they might
be as lightly held as he was, or belong to Khaldren body and soul.
     "That is Zorpunt," Jeri Northwind said.  Her voice was calm, emotionless.  Very
     Zorpunt?  Raoul blinked and controlled his impulse to question that statement.
True, there were towers in the coastal city, but nothing like those slender spires of
glass!  Without turning his head, Raoul looked sideways at the wizard.
     Khaldren's face was set in lines of effort, sheened with sweat.  Using his magic
to turn the work-a-day port city into this dream?  Wasteful of energy...unless he had
some inexhaustible source at hand.  And why?  "Krael shall be reborn," he muttered
through clenched teeth, "and Celestinvael, and Orgillat in the south.  But this shall
be my seat of power in the new world that will be...."
     The ship of pearl glided to a stop beside a dock that had been transformed
into...agate, Raoul decided.  Or something like that.  It was the kind of thing the 
Chaos contamination might have done in the recent past.  Maybe that was part of
Khaldren's power, that he could harness the residual Chaos energy?  Not a comfortable
thought, although the gladiator supposed it was better than using lives to fuel
magic.  So long as it didn't get loose.
     There was no one on the dock, no one moving anywhere in sight.  Khaldren stepped
ashore as an emperor might step ashore in conquered province.  The gladiators
followed, and the ship dissolved into mist behind them.
     The Assassins' Guild's Black Book appeared in the wizard's hands, and he smiled
at it coldly.  "I note that 'Arenamaster Kai' has a secret he would not like
advertised," Khaldren murmured.  "For a price, I will keep his secret between these
covers.  Bring him to me."  He didn't look at the gladiators at any point while he
     Raoul felt the magic sliding around him, urging him forward, and he was willing
to go.  Once out of the wizard's sight, he would test the binding, but not here.  He
and the two women walked quietly into the city.  Jeri, a native of Zorpunt, was
slightly ahead of the older gladiators.
     The streets were filled with mist even though the sun must now be up.  The
buildings, even the street underfoot, showed the effects of transforming magic.  They
were ethereal, idealized.  Unreal.  Nothing and no one moved that Raoul could see.
     Jeri turned a corner.  Looking up the cross street, Raoul saw what he guessed
was the arena, although no arena of his experience had ever had those delicate arches
of gold-veined marble.
     Raoul stopped, setting his feet firmly when the magic tried to force him onward.
It scrabbled at his mind, feeling like a handful of energetic bugs.  But he wasn't a
puppet.  He would not BE a puppet, especially not for a man who should have been dead
centuries ago!  He served his manager Generalissimo Puerco, King Mickeal of Andoria,
and Sheila Greywand.  The oath he had taken when he first reached the Isle shimmered
in his mind.  Khaldren's magic shrieked against it, fingernails on a slate, then fell
away.  The wizard would--must--know that he'd broken free.  Raoul turned set off at a
run down the first street he saw.  A real street, this one, with cracked paving
stones, and rubbish piled against the curbs.
     Someone was running and panting beside him.  He risked a glance.  Hallie O'Dene,
the Delarquan Lady Protector.  But not Jeri.
     They ran for several minutes, but at the first sign of people ahead, living
people, they dropped to a walk without needing to discuss it.  Running people are
conspicuous.  Neither of them spoke of their problem, either.  Time enough for that
when they were out of the city.  Zorpunt was a narrow city, stretched along its
river; and they were crossing its axis.  There was a bridge ahead, which would put
them on the south bank and that much farther from the arena and the dock where they
had left Khaldren..  That much closer to the countryside.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Hallie O'Dene leaned back against one of the trees at the edge of the road.  She
was breathing hard.  "Do you think we're far enough away?"
     Raoul dropped onto the grass beside her and glanced back toward Zorpunt.  The
city's skyline, barely visible in the distance, shimmered slightly but otherwise
looked normal.  "I think so, doll," he answered.  "I hope so!"
     After a minute, Hallie sat up straighter.  "I wish we could have brought Jeri
away, too!  I didn't realize until it was too late that she wasn't with us."
     "I don't think we could've done it, doll," Raoul said quietly.  He took off his
hat and stared at the dusty crown for a moment, then put it back on.  "I think it's
Lady Greywand's magic that saved us--the oath we took when we got to the Isle.  Jeri
might be a Lady Protector, but she never went to the Isle.  She had no defense
against...his spell."  He found himself reluctant to speak the wizard's name here, as
though it might draw the man's attention.
     "People have to be warned--"
     "And there's only us to do it," Raoul agreed.  "I'm heading for Andor by the
fastest road."
     "And I for Delarq Tor.  We are menaced, too.  Celestinvael and Orgillat!  Gods 
protect us.  If they're anything like the histories say...."  She shook her head.
     "I've heard of Celestinvael," Raoul said slowly.  "It was between Ardivent and
the Federation, and it existed at about the same time as Krael.  But Orgillat?"
     "Near the mouth of the Selwin river," Hallie said.  "It was of the same time.
We remember it--when we must--as a place of power and fear.  If...that man would
recreate the Empire of Skorlos, he must be stopped!  By any means that we can."
     Raoul nodded.  "The legends of Krael are dark legends, too.  I should be able to
reach King Mickael with the warning.  Who would be equivalent in the Delarquan
     "No one has complete power," Hallie said, frowning.  "Princess Chrysanth, maybe,
but...."  She sighed and shrugged.  "It's a place to start."  She got to her feet and
held out her hand as Raoul rose also.  "Good luck."
     "To both of us, we'll need it," Raoul agreed, standing.  He grasped her hand
warmly for a moment.  "May all your gods go with you."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Arenamaster Kai of Zorpunt glared at the stranger, hands twitching with the urge
to reach for his sword.  But the damned wizard had already demonstrated that he could
get a spell off faster than even an arenamaster could attack.  At least, Kai supposed
it was a spell, even if it was like nothing he'd ever seen before.  And nothing he
ever wanted to experience again.  "What do you want?" he croaked.
     "Your obedience.  This 'arena'--it will now be run for me, instead of Sheila of
the Grey Wand.  The blood will be spilled in my name, not hers, the power from that
blood will come to me, not to her.  This will be the beginning of a new Alastari, and
I will rule it!"

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 481): WINDOW WING SIGN of PISSED PIZZA GUYS (wuapinmon, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 474): ROBERT BYRD of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): TAZZY TIGER of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 470): SIAMESE SPY of KITTY KONSPIRACY (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 471): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Klondike Kate, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 467): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 432): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): OPURT of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 187): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 330): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 319): ELENA of SITTIN' ON ACES (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 367): SNOWY OWL of CALL OF THE WILD from KYR'TERR (Poison Ivy)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 481): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 474): CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 470): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 471): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 467): I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 432): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 187): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 330): 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 319): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 367): DA AFRO, etc. (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
               (turn 239): ABYSS of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                   (turn 480): RICK DERRIS of VIEW ASKEW (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 472): MONTY PYTHON of SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): CURTIS JOSEPH of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 471): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Klondike Kate, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 467): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): SKOWIE of SPRINGFIELD XIII (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): OPURT of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
                 (turn 418): BANANA JR of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 329): ACHONDROPLASIA of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          LLLENGEANCE of LUROCIANS VI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Not too bad there, Queensryche!  But not damn enough!  I can't talk, too busy gettin
the new sausage machine ready.  C'mon by later for a low priced sample.  Guaranteed
to have real meat!

CMOT Dibbler

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ZENSU!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Too bad, BEYOND THE PALE, but 
BATTLE SCHOOL was just too good to be stopped.  Cut this out and put it in your 
scrapbooks, BATTLE SCHOOL!  'Cause they got 3-1-0 and moved up to 1st!  MVP award for 
BUTTERED BEAVER?  EXOTIC TASTES' proud of him after beating MUTANT GNOME and getting 
21 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  CONCRETE SHOES got smashed by CASSIUS, 
and lost 13 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause he's Number One!  
TERIS knows this.  She was TV challenged by the Duelmaster.  This Duelmaster is like 
something else!  CMOT DIBBLER stopped TERIS dead in hers tracks!  I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  THAT 80'S METAL was ZENSU's most avoided team.  Is there some award 
for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why WIMPS MOST FOWL's been avoiding THAT 
80'S METAL so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Like, is SUSAN STO HELIT 
popular, or what?  She was challenged the most in all of ZENSU!  She's got a 7-5-0, 
is that good?  For sure, I was holding my breath when I found out GRILLED GRIZZLY 
challenged SUSAN STO HELIT.  After all, haven't EXOTIC TASTES and THE DISC had a long 
standing duel in ZENSU?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but SUSAN STO 
HELIT wants me to write about it since she overcame GRILLED GRIZZLY.  Satisfied?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CMOT DIBBLER 4011            12   0  1   165       THE DISC (411)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEENSRYCHE 3942             14   9  0   105       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 FRY GUY 3655                 16  10  0   101       TACO GODS (152)
 JOPHAN 3846                  17  44  0    95       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 LIQUID ANGER 3474            11   7  0    95       PLAYER'S BAR (354)
 SIANNA 3914                  23  15  1    94       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 TERIS 3895                   19  26  1    93       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEADFOOT 3516                11   3  0    90       TACO GODS (152)
 SUSAN STO HELIT 4013          7   5  0    90       THE DISC (411)
 CASSIUS 3978                  7   2  1    76       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZHARRA TYL MEDAN 2586         8   9  0    66       SUPERIOR FORCES (226)
 CONCRETE SHOES 3364          10  12  3    65       PLAYER'S BAR (354)
 DANZIG 3954                  12   4  0    64       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 SCOOTER 3985                  9   5  0    63       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 MINISTRY 3993                 5   2  0    58       TACO GODS (152)
 GRILLED GRIZZLY 3891          5   1  0    58       EXOTIC TASTES (397)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIPPED WEASEL 3995           4   1  0    48       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 OLD BIDDY 4035                7   2  0    45       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 ARNIE EL SHEW 3930            7  22  1    44       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 PERRY 4032                    4   1  0    39       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
 BRAISED BUFFALO 3999          5   2  1    38       EXOTIC TASTES (397)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAZY LOON 3961               7   9  1    33       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 TURKEY LURKEY 4003            7   5  0    33       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 DUCKY LUCKY 4048              3   2  0    26       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ODYSSEUS 4014                 2   5  1    26       ACHAIANS (412)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUTTERED BEAVER 4042          1   0  0    21       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 MENELAOS 4016                 3   4  0    19       ACHAIANS (412)
 TWO FLOWER 4068               1   0  0    18       THE DISC (411)
 WALLY 4033                    2   2  0    15       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
 MARINATED MUSSEL 4057         1   0  0    15       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
-SALANIO 4054                  1   0  1    13       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
 BRUTUS 4050                   2   1  0    11       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
 PONDER STIBBONS 4047          1   4  0     7       THE DISC (411)
-IRON MAIDEN 3872              1   3  0     6       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 MUTANT GNOME 4067             0   1  0     1       THE DISC (411)
 BLONDE GRENADE 4069           0   1  0     1       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DIOMEDES 4018          2  5 2 ACHAIANS 412          DARK CHAMPION 24      433 NONE    
AIAS TELAMONIAN 4015   2  5 0 ACHAIANS 412          MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     433 NONE    
IDOMENEUS 4049         0  3 0 ACHAIANS 412          BLACK ORC 20          433 NONE    
TIGER ELF 3941         5 16 0 BEYOND THE PALE 337   BRAISED BUFFALO 3999  429 NOT REVE
KARRINE 4052           1  1 0 BEYOND THE PALE 337   SALANIO 4054          431         
CHOPPED CAMEL 3998     1  5 0 EXOTIC TASTES 397     CASSIUS 3978          430         
DA! 4066               0  1 0 PLAYER'S BAR 354      SHEWISH GIANT 21      433 NONE    
PANDORA'S DIAPHR 3730  4  5 0 TACO GODS 152         CHUNKY MONKEY 3983    430         
WOMAN'S WRATH 4024     4  2 0 TACO GODS 152         CRAZY LOON 3961       429 REVENGED
SAVATAGE 4051          1  3 0 THAT 80'S METAL 394   ODYSSEUS 4014         433         
WARRANT 3920          14 16 0 THAT 80'S METAL 394   SIANNA 3914           429 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jophan -- Hmmm, perhaps a different strategy is in order. -- Susan

Ducky -- Are you really lucky?  Perhaps Yucky! -- Ponder

Danzig -- A bad match for me, a good one for you. -- Crazy Loon

All -- Two wins against the Arena Master's finest yokels gives us a chance at a good
turn. -- Wimpy

Ponder Stibbons -- Since you can't beat me, I think you should try your luck at the
Dark Arena. -- Ducky Lucky

Arnie El Shew -- You are really not very good, are you? -- Turkey Lurkey

Savatage -- A new one on me, but then, my interest in that kind of thing ended with
the sixties.  And it wasn't great then, but that's another story.  Good try on the
fight, though. -- Siana

Susan Sto Helit -- I thought you were supposed to be some kind of hot-shot teacher!
-- Jophan

A STANDBY?  The nerve! -- Teris

Turkey Lurkey -- (heavy sigh)  Damned turnaround fights.  Good work. -- Arnie El Shew

Old Biddy -- Well, the old biddies are often the best cooks, and I REALLY appreciate
good cooks. -- Arnie El Shew

10 January 2004
ZalCon2 Updates (1/9/04)

     The contest will be starting on the turn due February 23rd, 2004 and run for 20
     Only one team will be allowed for each manager in the contest, regardless of
whether additional teams are announced as contest entries.  No exceptions for any
     The Style Master points should read that there is +1 point for beating a member
of your own style even if the warrior is not registered for the contest.
     Rolling points for consecutive turns as Style Master means that your warrior
gets the extra point every turn after the first 3 that he continues to hold the
     The points for Quality Wins should be clarified to read the winning warrior is
ranked below by the number of recognition points needed for each bonus point at the
start of the fight.  For example, Warrior A (3-2-0, 17) beats Warrior B (4-1-0, 35)
and receives 2 bonus points under Quality Win for the 18 point difference in the
     I believe that is all the clarifications for the moment, please feel free to
email, diplo, call or write me with any other questions or concerns about the
          Robert Occhipinti aka Zalgor Prigg

10 January 2004
                *     *     *  Third Annual Turf War  *     *      *

     Come one and all to DM 47 (North Fork) for the Third Annual Turf War!  Rules of
the contest will be posted in Turn #208's newsletter (due date Feb. 23).  The contest
will begin on Turn #209 (due date March 22).
     So, get a team there and register!  To register, you must send me a donation of
one (1) rollup CERTIFICATE.  Then, declare your alliance and team in the North Fork
personals.  You may also declare a warrior as champion, and that warrior will earn
(or lose!) double points in the contest!
     Roll-up certs will be *ALL* awarded as prizes, in addition to:

*** Highest Scoring Alliance -- Gets to Rename DM 47 for 6 months!
*** Most returns from DA (Alliance) -- Rename DA monsters for 6 months!
*** Most listings as "Style Masters" (Alliance) -- Pick arena to host the April "05
    Grand Tournament!
*** Warrior with the most awards -- Arenamaster named after him for 6 months!
*** Alliance with the most awards -- Pick the slow arena for TW 4!
*** Team with most "Style Master" listings -- Discover favorites of one warrior on
*** Warrior with most "Style Master" listings -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns!
    (I'll transfer $7.50 to the manager's account)
*** Alliance with the most kills -- Rename the stand-ins for 6 months!
*** Highest scoring Warrior -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns.  (I'll transfer
    $7.50 to their manager's account.)

     The contest will run for 10 turns, with the winners announced on turn #220.  See
the Turn #208 North Fork newsletter for complete rules and scoring system!  Direct
"declarations" to:  A.D. in the personals, and prize pot entry donations to:
                      Jason Mazuch HSP H-2
                      P.O. Box 339 #924385
                      Sparta, GA  31087-0339
     By snail mail or diplo through RSI.
               Bloody Sands!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB

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

DIOMEDES was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
AIAS TELAMONIAN was savagely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
IDOMENEUS was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
DA! was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DANZIG was savagely defeated by SIANNA in a 5 minute master's Bloodfeud match.
CMOT DIBBLER overpowered TERIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title struggle.
MINISTRY devastated ARNIE EL SHEW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
QUEENSRYCHE handily defeated JOPHAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
GRILLED GRIZZLY was vanquished by SUSAN STO HELIT in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
WHIPPED WEASEL viciously subdued TURKEY LURKEY in a popular 4 minute Challenge duel.
DUCKY LUCKY beat MENELAOS in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
PONDER STIBBONS was luckily beaten by WALLY in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
FRY GUY devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
LEADFOOT was luckily beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 2 minute master's match.
SCOOTER was handily defeated by LIQUID ANGER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CONCRETE SHOES was savagely defeated by CASSIUS in a action packed 3 minute struggle.
CRAZY LOON was luckily beaten by PERRY in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody brawl.
BRAISED BUFFALO was luckily beaten by OLD BIDDY in a exciting 6 minute brutal bout.
ODYSSEUS executed SAVATAGE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BRUTUS was overcome by TWO FLOWER in a popular 1 minute amateur's competition.
MARINATED MUSSEL overpowered BLONDE GRENADE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BUTTERED BEAVER overpowered MUTANT GNOME in a 1 minute uneven fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         AIMED BLOW         6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  16 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    50 -  44 -  3      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  21 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  21 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  22 -  4      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  16 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -  11 -  0      15  |

Turn 433 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CMOT DIBBLER 4011          12   0  1  165 THE DISC (411)
SLASHING ATTACK  FRY GUY 3655               16  10  0  101 TACO GODS (152)
LUNGING ATTACK   LIQUID ANGER 3474          11   7  0   95 PLAYER'S BAR (354)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SIANNA 3914                23  15  1   94 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
AIMED BLOW       CASSIUS 3978                7   2  1   76 BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
TOTAL PARRY      DANZIG 3954                12   4  0   64 THAT 80'S METAL (394)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SIANNA 3914.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SIANNA 3914.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRAZY LOON 3961, BRAISED 

The least popular fighter this week was OLD BIDDY 4035.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MUTANT GNOME 4067, BLONDE GRENADE 4069, SAVATAGE 4051, SCOOTER 3985, 
JOPHAN 3846, ARNIE EL SHEW 3930, TERIS 3895, DA! 4066, BRUTUS 4050, and WALLY 4033.