Date   : 06/24/2003    Duedate: 07/07/2003


DM-41    TURN-411

This Weeks Top Honors


(41-1210) [14-2-0,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CAER SIDHE (116)               
(41-1210) [14-2-0,125]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LORONA                         GWYN AP NUDD
WANDERERS (329)                CAER SIDHE (116)
(41-3892) [17-23-0,83]         (41-1210) [14-2-0,125]


BIRDS (286)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BIRDS (286)                 19
2. CAER SIDHE (116)             9      CAER SIDHE (116)
3. READY AND ABLE (333)         8      Unchartered Team
4. WANDERERS (329)              5
5. FLAGG'S FIVE (170)           0      VORPAL BLAZE (218)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CAER SIDHE (116)          30  14  2 68.2   1/ 1 BIRDS (286)               8  7 0
 2/ 3 BIRDS (286)               26  21  2 55.3   2/ 3 WANDERERS (329)           5 10 0
 3- 2 FLAGG'S FIVE (170)        57  47  2 54.8   3/ 4 CAER SIDHE (116)          2  0 0
 4/ 5 READY AND ABLE (333)       9  10  0 47.4   4- 2 FLAGG'S FIVE (170)        2  0 0
 5/ 4 WANDERERS (329)          235 291  4 44.7   5/ 5 READY AND ABLE (333)      2  0 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 #8 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Tankesh parried the guard captain's thrust and riposted, cutting the man's sword
arm.  Minor wound, wouldn't stop him, wouldn't even slow him down.  Damn.  He parried
again.  This guardsman was too good, he had no business being this good!  Off to the
side, Kasarya gave a sudden squeak, and the sounds of struggle there ceased.  Tankesh
still couldn't turn to look, but he had the uneasy feeling that one of the other
guardsmen was going to sneak up on him from the side, if he couldn't take this one
out of the fight in a hurry.  The guard captain knew it, too, and pressed him harder.
     There was a soft explosion, a nearly silent puff of air, but the ground shifted
under his feet.  Tankesh sprang back, disengaging automatically, and the guard
captain did likewise.  Both men looked around quickly.
     At first glance, nothing seemed changed.  At second glance...nothing seemed
quite the same.  The building Tankesh was facing across the street, of sooty red
brick imperfectly plastered, turned browner and somewhat cleaner, though still
imperfectly plastered.  The air, usually cool and damp even in summer, was suddenly
hot and dry.  Excited voices called out in a language that sounded like Akhaddic
but...not quite the same; Tankesh didn't recognize many of the words he was hearing.
He stared at the guard captain, who stared back at him, wide-eyed.
     The ground rocked again, and there was a sound, or not quite a sound, like
ripping silk.  Dirty red brick and damp, cool air.
     Before the guardsmen could react to the second change, Tankesh whirled and
grabbed Kasarya's arm, jerking her away from the man holding her, and plunged down a
convenient alley...which he didn't remember being there before, but he wasn't going
to look this gift horse in the mouth.  With any luck, the guardsmen would be too
shaken to pursue them.  Not that GOOD luck had been a prominent feature of his day so
far.  Which meant it was about time for that to change, dammit.  He was due some good
luck!  The alley turned sharply and plunged into a tunnel formed where the second
stories of the buildings on either side reached out to touch each other.  He watched
alertly for open doors or gates, anything to get them into more shelter and
concealment, because the guardsmen would have recovered quickly, and he thought he
could hear them behind, stumbling over barrels in the alley and pounding on doors.
No, wait, there hadn't BEEN any barrels in the alley....
     Worry about that later.
     The immediate need was to get away.
     The alley took another sharp turn and opened out into a little courtyard filled
with harsh, hot sunlight.
     Not Zuwayza.
     But there were enemies here, just the same.  Men in robes and turbans and the
dark, hawk-nosed faces characteristic of the Karnhorns turned at the sound of running
feet, hands going automatically to the curved swords that each wore at his waist.
Tankesh darted sideways, dragging Kasarya after him, in the hopes of finding an exit
or at least putting a wall at his back.  Tripped over something--he heard the sharp
yapping of a dog as he fell.  His head slammed against something else, hard, and that
was all he knew.

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 232): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 465): THE ARDIVENTI CHEF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 465): TIGER JIM of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 458): SARGENT SUGAR of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 454): VIKING of SAVAGES (Tarzan, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 455): GLORY of DARKENED PRIDE (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 455): R'AKA of THE DREADLANDS (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 451): VALLISNERIA of THE GREENHOUSE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 416): BIRDBRAIN of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 410): GWYN AP NUDD of CAER SIDHE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 402): VEERS of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 179): MERADI of KING AND COUNTRY (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 314): CROW of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 304): MIDNIGHT RAMBLER of WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): KING TEC of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 232): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 465): none
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 465): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 458): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 454): none
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 455): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 455): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 451): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 416): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 410): BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 402): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 179): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 314): SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 304): WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): none
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 350): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 232): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
                           BETHUNES of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
               (turn 231): WEIRD WILLIAM of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 465): THE ARDIVENTI CHEF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
                               HITCHING POST of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
                               PIOTR WYSMYK of 'CROSSED UP (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 465): TIGER JIM of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
              (turn 464): BEAVIS of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 458): DEAF SMITH of THE ZOO (Morris, mgr.)
               (turn 457): MAJOR MUFFINS of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
                           SANDY of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 453): DOMINIK HASEK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 454): DEADMAN of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 451): FUNKY ELVIS of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 415): JUDAS PRIEST of THAT 80'S METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 314): BAKY PARFUM of OGRES ARE US (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 304): MIDNIGHT RAMBLER of WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): CENTURION of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
                             BARRETT of DARQUE FORCES IV (Master Darque, mgr.)
                 (turn 133): BEER of STUFF I BROUGHT (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, I'm back.  Sorry about the vanishing act--the boss sent in marching orders for
me, but they apparently got lost in all the red tape.  When I showed up to fight, the
Arenamaster pointed out that I was not included in any match, and they couldn't just
round up a dwarf for me to fight.  He did kindly offer to let me fight in the Dark
Arena, however, which I decided to politely decline.

African Grey, that was a nice fight.  Once I'm gone, you'll probably have the throne
to yourself.  Of course, once I'm gone, you'll damned near have the arena to
yourself.  I've tried to talk the boss into activating the rest of the team, but he
said that just wasn't an option at this point.  Maybe he'll talk to the other
'Sloshers about running a contest here.  Being an Andorian arena, though, the
bloodthirsty nature of 'Slosher contests probably wouldn't sit well with the locals.

Well, if I win again, the boss says that I should receive an Isle induction.  I keep
telling him he's nuts--no way they're inducting someone with 16 arena fights--but he
seems fairly certain.  He seems to think my tournament fights will be weighed in.
*shrug*  That's why he runs the show and I just fight, I guess.

Challenges go out to Farmer's Girl and African Grey, not that I really had many
options here.

Your Duelmaster,
Gwyn ap Nudd

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon KATI-TEI, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Practice pays for JACANA, who pummelled JEHU, to 
pocket 11 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice 
more, after losing 10 points to JACANA.  (Discrete enough, JEHU?) Like a flirtacious 
debutante, KATI-TEI's Duelmaster GWYN AP NUDD found himself the man of the hour, 
being "invited to dance" 2 times!  Well, Duelmaster GWYN AP NUDD challenged 
WANDERERS' FARMER'S GIRL.  Is a 13-2-0 good enough?  Those who hoped for a new 
Duelmaster were disappointed by FARMER'S GIRL, of WANDERERS, who despite a 18-29-1 
couldn't overcome KATI-TEI's Number 1.  Word has it one team in KATI-TEI is taking 
speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in BIRDS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  The 
warriors of BIRDS found their efforts at combat frustrated as CAER SIDHE apparently 
had more important things to do than fight.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Oh hard!  that to 
strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid KATI-TEI farewell-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GWYN AP NUDD 1210            14   2  0   125       CAER SIDHE (116)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AFRICAN GREY 3317            11   4  1   101       BIRDS (286)
 FOOTSORE 3910                18  15  0    97       WANDERERS (329)
-NYPD 3886                    12   5  0    94       FLAGG'S FIVE (170)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARMER'S GIRL 3884           18  29  1    89       WANDERERS (329)
-JEHAN 2262                   11   8  2    89       FLAGG'S FIVE (170)
 LORONA 3892                  17  23  0    83       WANDERERS (329)
 ZEPHYRE 3917                 17  12  0    82       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LAVO VAUGN 1892              11   6  0    57       FLAGG'S FIVE (170)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DONAL MAC AVERA 1209          9   0  2    54       CAER SIDHE (116)
-FDNY 3887                     8   5  0    50       FLAGG'S FIVE (170)
 DIRK 3786                     4   2  0    41       READY AND ABLE (333)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACANA 3324                   3   7  1    31       BIRDS (286)
-ARTHUR AP ARVON 1214          4   3  0    27       CAER SIDHE (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENGUIN 3951                  3   0  0    25       BIRDS (286)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PELICAN 3949                  2   3  0    20       BIRDS (286)
-GWYDION AP ARAWN 1215         2   1  0    13       CAER SIDHE (116)
 JEHU 3963                     1   2  0     9       WANDERERS (329)
-TALON 3743                    0   3  0     7       READY AND ABLE (333)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KIWI 3322              1  2 0 BIRDS 286             SHEWISH GIANT 21      411 NONE    
MIDL OFTHE ROAD 3873  13 34 0 WANDERERS 329         JEHAN 2262            408         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wanderers went 2-2 against the Khalhums Dwarf last time.  Thank the gods for Kiwi, so
we didn't ALL fight the damned Dwarf.  Or Dwarves, they all look alike to me. --

Kiwi -- That was almost fun. -- Jehu

27 May 2003
A note to everyone regarding manager names and manager lists -- If you're running a
team incognito, all you have to do is let me know and I won't put your name on any
manager lists.  It has seemed though, that more people want their names listed, even
if they do not announce themselves, than the other way around.  Also, I do maintain
the list more or less by hand and errors do creep in.  You have but to say I've made
an error and no one will be the wiser (except thee and me, of course). -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

4 June 2003
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KIWI was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GWYN AP NUDD devastated FARMER'S GIRL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
AFRICAN GREY subdued LORONA in a 1 minute expert's fight.
ZEPHYRE devastated NOBLE ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
FOOTSORE devastated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
PELICAN was overpowered by DIRK in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
JACANA devastated JEHU in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
PENGUIN vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   8 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  16 -  2      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 411 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GWYN AP NUDD 1210          14   2  0  125 CAER SIDHE (116)
BASHING ATTACK   AFRICAN GREY 3317          11   4  1  101 BIRDS (286)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FOOTSORE 3910              18  15  0   97 WANDERERS (329)
WALL OF STEEL    ZEPHYRE 3917               17  12  0   82 WANDERERS (329)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LORONA 3892.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
GWYN AP NUDD 1210.  The ten other most popular fighters were AFRICAN GREY 3317, 
ZEPHYRE 3917, JACANA 3324, KIWI 3322, FOOTSORE 3910, DIRK 3786, PENGUIN 3951, 
FARMER'S GIRL 3884, LORONA 3892, and PELICAN 3949.

The least popular fighter this week was JEHU 3963.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PELICAN 3949, LORONA 3892, FARMER'S GIRL 3884, PENGUIN 3951, DIRK 3786, 
FOOTSORE 3910, KIWI 3322, JACANA 3324, ZEPHYRE 3917, and AFRICAN GREY 3317.

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

GWYN AP NUDD (41-1210) CAER SIDHE (116)