Date   : 02/20/2004    Duedate: 03/04/2004


DM-40    TURN-434

This Weeks Top Honors


THAT 80'S METAL (394)
(40-3942) [15-9-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THAT 80'S METAL (394)          GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)
(40-3942) [15-9-0,122]         (40-3862) [3-1-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SIANNA                         LEADFOOT
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          TACO GODS (152)
(40-3914) [24-15-1,99]         (40-3516) [11-4-0,77]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THAT 80'S METAL (394)       41
2. ACHAIANS (412)              27      THAT 80'S METAL (394)
3. GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)     26      Unchartered Team
4. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       22
5. WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)       10      GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 THAT 80'S METAL (394)     85  64  1 57.0   1/ 3 WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)    10  5 0
 2- 3*EXOTIC TASTES (397)       17  13  1 56.7   2/ 4 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     6  8 0
 3/ 1 THE DISC (411)            36  28  2 56.3   3/ 2 THE DISC (411)            6  9 0
 4/ 4 WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)    359 282 17 56.0   4/ 5 TACO GODS (152)           4  4 0
 5/ 5 TACO GODS (152)          479 398 29 54.6   5/ 7 THAT 80'S METAL (394)     4  6 0
 6- 6 BATTLE SCHOOL (407)       24  21  3 53.3   6- 1 BATTLE SCHOOL (407)       3  1 0
 7/ 0*GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)    3   4  0 42.9   7- 6*EXOTIC TASTES (397)       3  2 0
 8/ 7 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    305 467  9 39.5   8/ 8*ACHAIANS (412)            2  8 1
 9- 8 PLAYER'S BAR (354)        23  41  4 35.9   9/ 0*GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)   1  0 0
10/ 9*ACHAIANS (412)            10  30  3 25.0  10- 9 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[ Out of the Past #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     If anyone was aware of a difference in the air of the city, or in the texture of 
life and death in the arena, they did not mention it.  Of course, with a stranger 
holding a wizard's staff and guarded by... some kind of monsters sitting in the 
arenamaster's box, who was going to mention things, even if they DID notice?
     And who, dying messily in the Dark Arena, would mention strange lights and 
unexplained whistling noises?  If Arenamaster Kai saw fit to lay down pentagrams and 
other designs of colored sand on the arena floor before each fight... well, he WAS 
the arenamaster.  No doubt he knew what he was doing.
     It was known that a few managers intended to protest that they had not ordered 
the actual, literal death of their warriors, but only formal dismissal from the 
gladiatorial system.  But when they came back from the arenamaster's office, they 
looked pale and shaken, and they had nothing to tell anyone about the situation.  And 
one or two of them didn't come back at all.
                      ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "There IS something going on," Penok muttered to Jessie June as they waited in 
the ready area for their fight to be called.  "Something bad.  I can feel it in my 
bones.  I don't care what the Rau says."  She jerked her head sideways slightly, 
indicating Tijiss Rau, the arena steward waiting in the archway just ahead of them.
     "You know Rau," Jessie June muttered back.  "'All for the best in the best of 
all possible worlds', that's Rau.  He wouldn't know 'something bad' if he ate it for 
dinner and got sick right after."  She eyed the crystals set into the wall of the 
arena.  About a third of them were black, the rest were blood red.  They reminded her 
of the eyes of spiders.  "If those are purely ornamental, I'll eat 'em."
     "Magic," Cane Toad said flatly, coming up behind the two women.  "Blood magic.  
You can smell it in the air.  At least, I can.  There's a lot of it down south where 
I come from, and I'd know that smell anywhere."
     "I thought all magic was screwed up because of the Chaos and the Arcanum and 
all!" Penok protested.
     The poisonous Toad shook his head firmly.  "Not blood magic.  You spill enough 
blood, nothing else matters."
     "And there's always a lot of blood spilled in the arena," Jessie June whispered, 
horrified at the possibilities.
     "And the arena's been bloodier since those crystals went up," Cane Toad said.  
"There's something bad going down here."


     Hallie O'Dene went overland from Andoria to the Delarquan Federation.  It might 
have been faster to sail--if she could have found a ship going where she needed to 
go, or hired one.  But she found herself distrusting the Trier.  The mage Khaldren 
had come out of the Trier, after all.  He might have some power over it.  And he was 
bound to notice that she and Raoul hadn't come back from the errand he'd commanded.  
But these were all logical reasons that she had arrived at to explain her decision to 
herself.  In fact, she simply hadn't trusted the Trier at an instinctive level.  She 
made her way on foot along the coast to Gelafan, then hired horses as needed for a 
fast ride south.  Well... fast!  She might have laughed if she hadn't been so 
worried.  Six days to Valamantis.  What horrors might the mad wizard have 
accomplished in six days?
     Her plan was to take a riverboat up the Feyranse past Mordant to Sibikhas, and 
then go by horse again to Delarq Tor.
     But there were towers behind Valamantis, where no towers had been for hundreds 
of years.  They had none of the dream-like unreality of the vision towers that 
Khaldren had raised over Zorpunt, and that was alarming.  Valamantis was much older 
than Zorpunt.  There had once BEEN towers--it was called Old Valamantis now, and it 
was in ruins except for the arena where the Bloodgames were held.  On that thought, 
Hallie froze briefly, horrified by the realization that there had been Bloodgames 
recently, lakes of blood spilled on that ancient soil.  What might Khaldren have 
conjured out of that?  She didn't think she wanted to know.

Aruak City:

     The return of a wizard from drowned Krael was news that should reach Andor as 
quickly as possible.  It took Raoul two days to reach Aruak City from Zorpunt, longer 
than he would have liked, but faster than he had feared.  The Aruaki countryside had 
suffered badly during the civil war and from the Chaos contamination just before 
that.  People were getting it back into shape now, but there were no horses to be 
rented or bought.  Or stolen, come to that.  Walking was faster than riding a plow 
horse would've been, even if he could've gotten hold of one of the plowhorses.
     But he was damned glad to see the towers (most of the towers, some were nothing 
but stumps) of Aruak city ahead.  He compared their slightly battered appearance with 
the towers of Khaldren's Zorpunt and found this much better.  This was REAL.  Maybe 
not perfect, maybe not as beautiful as a dream, but real.  He'd take this over the 
perfect illusion any day.
     His first goal in the city was the Bulldog Inn.  He needed news, he needed to 
contact his manager, and he wanted to alert Adie, the manager of the Tuft Tuggers, to 
the danger.  Adie was a magician of some kind--he'd never bothered with the details--
and she could be an important part of the opposition to the Kraelian.  EARLY 
opposition, too, before the man got entrenched in Zorpunt.  That might make a 
     The Inn was jammed.  Odd, that.  Aruak City had always had a vigorous dueling 
community, but... this many gladiators?  He could barely SEE across the common room, 
much less move quickly.  But there was a table of managers in an alcove at the back.  
He'd find news there, if he could reach it.
     The Lord Protector took a last look at the crowd, shook his head, and plunged in 
under the elbow of a Shew.  The man was too tall for most managers, but there were 
always one or two who would give a large gladiator a chance.  From the looks of the 
scars, this man had been at it a while, but he was nobody Raoul recognized.  Well, 
he'd been away for a long time.  Quite a long time, actually.
He paused and looked toward the woman whose hand was on his sleeve.  Hair like a 
sunrise and wide violet eyes.  "Lady Adeolar!  You're one of the people I wanted to 
find.  There--"
     "Not here in the middle of the floor, Raoul."  She drew him to one side and 
through an inconspicuous door.  "Jhordeal will be glad to know you are well, but 
that's not what you came for, is it?"
     "Glad to know I'm...?"  When had he been in Aruak City last?  Mantor, it was 
years ago!  Before the civil war, and he had died....  He took off his hat, looked at 
the rounded, dusty crown, ran a hand over his head, and put the hat back on.  No time 
to go into that now.  "No, doll, that's not why I came this way.  There's magical 
trouble.  Serious magical trouble, I think."
     "You came from Zorpunt?"  She twisted a lock of hair between nervous fingers.  
"I have felt something happening there--something dark--"
     He nodded briefly.  "I saw it start, and it's going to be damned dark," he 
muttered.  Quickly, he sketched in what he and Hallie had learned of the wizard 
Khaldren and his intentions.  "I don't know how he's doing that much magic," he 
finished, "because everyone says the Arcanum is in decline and spells aren't working, 
     "He's using blood magic."  The woman's beautiful face hardened.  "It is the 
oldest magic and the most primitive.  Almost always used for darkness and 
destruction," she muttered, frowning, "even though it doesn't have to be....  It's 
the least dependent on the Arcanum, unfortunately, the easiest to pervert, and the 
hardest to control once it gets started."  She frowned, twisting the lock of hair 
harder.  "In the hands of a powerful wizard with no scruples...."
     "That's what me and Hallie figured," Raoul said, nodding.  "I'm headed for 
Andor--the king has to be warned.  And Hallie's taking the warning to Delarq Tor."
     "Yes, of course.  Definitely the right thing to do.  But you need to see your 
manager before you leave town, Raoul.  He's been worried about you."  She patted his 
arm absently, still frowning.  "I will gather as much information about this wizard 
and his spells as I can....  I wish Shania were here, she is so good at that.  Well, 
I must work with what I have."  She patted his arm one last time and opened the door 
to the inn's main room.  "Off with you, and tell the other managers that... tell them 
I have things to do, and I'll add to your news later."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 482): JERRY CURL of DA AFRO (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 475): BLIND GIRL of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 471): TAZZY TIGER of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 471): ABSOLUCIOUN of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 472): HERCULES of HISTORY! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 468): SNOTMAN of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 433): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 426): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): OPURT of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 331): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 320): FURIOUS TERROR of CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, 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 482): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 482): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 475): JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 471): THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 471): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 472): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 468): I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 433): BATTLE SCHOOL (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 426): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 331): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 320): 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 482): GOLDEN MOMENT of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                   (turn 481): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 475): GARY CONDIT of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
                           JUSTICE of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, 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  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 331): ACUTE of THIEVES GUILD (Hombre, mgr.)
                          GAZREKK of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 320): WANDERING JO of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ZENSU?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, BATTLE SCHOOL, since WIMPS 
MOST FOWL took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now keep the 
taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for BATTLE SCHOOL, whose 
0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 5 into 6th.  Ha!  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see THE MAD CARROT win a fight and gain 26 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
DANGEROUS CRIMINAL beat SCOOTER and SCOOTER lost 17 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  Looks like ZENSU has some guts at least, CMOT DIBBLER the Duelmaster was this 
turn's most-challenged warrior.  QUEENSRYCHE challenged ZENSU's Duelmaster for a shot 
at the throne.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as QUEENSRYCHE takes the 
Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and 
bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their 
fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  THE DISC, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were 
this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it 
looks like TACO GODS avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Looks like time for laurels or hemlock, LEADFOOT was 
challenged by DANZIG, who was ranked 26 points below him.  My sides still hurt from 
laughing about LEADFOOT losing and giving DANZIG 22 points of recognition.  Ha ha ha 
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of ZENSU.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEENSRYCHE 3942             15   9  0   122       THAT 80'S METAL (394)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRY GUY 3655                 17  10  0   110       TACO GODS (152)
 SUSAN STO HELIT 4013          8   5  0   104       THE DISC (411)
 SIANNA 3914                  24  15  1    99       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 JOPHAN 3846                  17  45  0    96       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-LIQUID ANGER 3474            11   7  0    95       PLAYER'S BAR (354)
 CMOT DIBBLER 4011            12   1  1    92       THE DISC (411)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERIS 3895                   19  27  1    87       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 DANZIG 3954                  13   4  0    86       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 LEADFOOT 3516                11   4  0    77       TACO GODS (152)
-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)
-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                  
 CRAZY LOON 3961               8   9  1    50       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
-WHIPPED WEASEL 3995           4   1  0    48       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 OLD BIDDY 4035                8   2  0    47       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 SCOOTER 3985                  9   6  0    46       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 ARNIE EL SHEW 3930            7  23  1    45       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MAD CARROT 3862           3   1  0    42       GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)
-PERRY 4032                    4   1  0    39       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
-BRAISED BUFFALO 3999          5   2  1    38       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 TURKEY LURKEY 4003            8   5  0    35       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCKY LUCKY 4048              4   2  0    32       WIMPS MOST FOWL (355)
 ODYSSEUS 4014                 3   5  1    31       ACHAIANS (412)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWO FLOWER 4068               2   0  0    23       THE DISC (411)
 BLONDE GRENADE 4069           1   1  0    22       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-BUTTERED BEAVER 4042          1   0  0    21       EXOTIC TASTES (397)
 MENELAOS 4016                 3   5  0    20       ACHAIANS (412)
-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)
 PONDER STIBBONS 4047          1   5  0    13       THE DISC (411)
-BRUTUS 4050                   2   1  0    11       BATTLE SCHOOL (407)
 SANITARIUM 4058               1   0  0     9       TACO GODS (152)
 IRON MAIDEN 3872              1   4  0     7       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 MOTLEY CRUE 4075              0   1  0     1       THAT 80'S METAL (394)
 PATROCLOS 4078                0   1  0     1       ACHAIANS (412)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SOLDIER 2 4077         0  1 0 ACHAIANS 412          ARENAMASTER DIEGO 23  434 NONE    
SOLDIER 1 4076         0  1 0 ACHAIANS 412          DARK CHAMPION 24      434 NONE    
KARRINE 4052           1  1 0 BEYOND THE PALE 337   SALANIO 4054          431         
MUTANT GNOME 4067      0  2 0 THE DISC 411          STONE GOLEM 26        434 NONE    
CHOPPED CAMEL 3998     1  5 0 EXOTIC TASTES 397     CASSIUS 3978          430 NOT REVE
MEAT 4079              0  1 0 TACO GODS 152         DARK CHAMPION 24      434 NONE    
SAVATAGE 4051          1  3 0 THAT 80'S METAL 394   ODYSSEUS 4014         433         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Perry -- Just one more example of my luck, all bad, getting matched with you. -- 
Crazy Loon

Menelaos -- Thanks you.  I am now over .500 and you are not. -- Ducky Lucky

     Ooooh, rub his nose in it!

Braised Buffalo -- There is nothing like the smell of braised buffalo in the morning.  
Bon Appetit. -- Old Biddy

Liquid Anger -- Well, that didn't work either.  I guess I will have to try some other 
tactics. -- Scooter

Whipped Weasel -- My compliments, sir.  That was a brave challenge.  I perhaps should 
try a smaller shield? -- Turkey Lurkey

Danzig -- Ah... that's what one does when the music plays, yes?  Danzig in the 
moonlight and so on?  Sounds like a good plan to me. -- Sianna

Cmot Dibbler -- (shudder)  You don't expect me to EAT that thing, do you? -- Teris

Ministry -- What kind of taco are you?  (pause to ruminate)  Something with fish, I 
bet. -- Arnie El Shew

Queensryche -- Listen, I already KNEW I didn't like hospitals, so let's not go there 
again, okay? -- Jophan

Marinated Mussel -- Oh, I know about, you know, stuff like THAT.  It's like being 
pickled, with no umbrella. -- Blonde Grenade

Susan -- For you, or for me?  I wouldn't mind a different strategy myself, but I'm 
not going to hold my breath until one shows up.  I guess I just have to hope for a 
fortuitous input error. -- Jophan

Turkey Lurkey -- Good at what, though?  In the arena, no.  Hunting in the hills, yes.  
Pray you don't meet me in the woods. -- Arnie El Shew

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

MUTANT GNOME was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SOLDIER 2 was butchered by ARENAMASTER DIEGO in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SOLDIER 1 was easily killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
MEAT was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
IRON MAIDEN was overpowered by ODYSSEUS in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
DANZIG unbelievably bested LEADFOOT in a popular 7 minute expert's Challenge brawl.
QUEENSRYCHE devastated CMOT DIBBLER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title match.
CRAZY LOON overpowered ARNIE EL SHEW in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
SIANNA vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
TERIS was overpowered by FRY GUY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JOPHAN was handily defeated by SUSAN STO HELIT in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
SCOOTER was demolished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
OLD BIDDY unbelievably bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a tiresome 16 minute battle.
DUCKY LUCKY devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
TURKEY LURKEY overcame PONDER STIBBONS in a action packed 3 minute fight.
MENELAOS was overpowered by THE MAD CARROT in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
TWO FLOWER devastated PATROCLOS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BLONDE GRENADE overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SANITARIUM beat MOTLEY CRUE in a 1 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW         5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  15 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  43 -  3      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  23 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  21 -  4      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  20 -  1      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   8 -  1      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -  11 -  0      15  |

Turn 434 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  QUEENSRYCHE 3942           15   9  0  122 THAT 80'S METAL (394)
SLASHING ATTACK  FRY GUY 3655               17  10  0  110 TACO GODS (152)
LUNGING ATTACK   SUSAN STO HELIT 4013        8   5  0  104 THE DISC (411)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SIANNA 3914                24  15  1   99 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
TOTAL PARRY      DANZIG 3954                13   4  0   86 THAT 80'S METAL (394)
WALL OF STEEL    THE MAD CARROT 3862         3   1  0   42 GARDEN OF HORRORS (393)
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 
LEADFOOT 3516.  The ten other most popular fighters were PONDER STIBBONS 4047, 

The least popular fighter this week was OLD BIDDY 4035.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PATROCLOS 4078, SCOOTER 3985, JOPHAN 3846, TERIS 3895, ARNIE EL SHEW 
3930, IRON MAIDEN 3872, MOTLEY CRUE 4075, MENELAOS 4016, TURKEY LURKEY 4003, and 

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

QUEENSRYCHE (40-3942) THAT 80'S METAL (394)