Date   : 12/23/2003    Duedate: 01/05/2004


DM-41    TURN-423

This Weeks Top Honors


BIRDS (286)
(41-3949) [10-5-0,77]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PELICAN                        WHITE RABBIT
BIRDS (286)                    WONDERLAND (358)
(41-3949) [10-5-0,77]          (41-3994) [2-0-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PELICAN                        WHITE RABBIT
BIRDS (286)                    WONDERLAND (358)
(41-3949) [10-5-0,77]          (41-3994) [2-0-0,32]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WANDERERS (329)             25
2. WONDERLAND (358)            10      BIRDS (286)
3. THE FLINTSTONES (200)        0      Unchartered Team
4. BIRDS (286)                -10
                                       WONDERLAND (358)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WONDERLAND (358)           6   4  0 60.0   1/ 2 WANDERERS (329)           8  7 0
 2- 3 THE FLINTSTONES (200)     38  30  3 55.9   2- 1 THE FLINTSTONES (200)     7  3 0
 3/ 2 BIRDS (286)               47  40  4 54.0   3/ 4*WONDERLAND (358)          6  4 0
 4/ 4 WANDERERS (329)          268 316  5 45.9   4/ 3 BIRDS (286)               6  8 2

    '*'   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 #21 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     "Bound to be trouble there," Hallie O'Dene said almost cheerfully.  She guided
her horse toward the half-hidden tower.  "It's too pat to be anything but a trap."
     "You've got that right, doll," Raoul agreed.  "But it just might be a trap for
sheep.  Let's see how it handles some wolves."
     "It might be a perfectly innocent tower," Jeri Northwind protested.
     "It MIGHT, doll, but I don't think so.  It--"
     "If it was a 'perfectly innocent' building, whether ruined or whole, I'd have
heard of it," Hallie said.  "It's my job to hear of such things.  Besides, this isn't
the first time I've been down this road, and I don't recall seeing that tower before.
Maybe--MAYBE I missed it because I didn't need it, but...."
     "But it's the kind of thing you would be looking for anyway," Raoul said.
Thunder crashed suddenly.  He squinted at the trees.
     If there was going to be lightning, the trees might be risky shelter at best.
Of course, riding down a road with nothing nearby as tall as three gladiators on
their horses wouldn't be safe, either.  The horses seemed to have their own ideas and
ran in under the trees at the edge of the road, not quite fast enough to avoid the
deluge that suddenly burst from the clouds.
     Even the trees didn't provide much shelter from that driving downpour.  Raoul
took off his hat and tried to shake the water from it, then shrugged and put it back
on.  "Not much choice--risk the tower or drown where we sit."  He urged his horse
forward.  The light wasn't good now that the rain had closed over them, but he
thought he could see a door of planks weathered to almost the same gray as the
     As they approached, the door moved.  Opened into the black interior of the
     "Probably haunted," Hallie muttered.  "If we're lucky.  If not...well, all the
vampires may not be in Leemith.  And there are robbers, and--"
     "Oh, stop!" Jeri protested.  "At least not robbers--they couldn't have BUILT the
tower since you were here last, could they?"
     "If they had a wizard--"
     A figure appeared in the doorway.  Between the rain and the shadow of the trees
now, it was little more than a pale, moving shape until they got close.  Too close
now to flee, if they had to and he was any kind of wizard.
     An old man, Raoul saw, but not bent or shriveled with his age.  Tall, lean as a
bone, with a narrow, hawk's face, hair more gray than red, wearing a simple robe of
natural-colored wool.  He made a gesture that was half an offer of shelter, half a
command that they enter.
     "Come out of the rain," he said.  His voice was deep and cold, and he spoke
Fratsfan with a slight accent like none that Raoul had ever heard before.  He stepped
toward the doorway ahead of them.  "I have a great aversion to becoming wet."
     After a brief hesitation, Raoul dismounted and moved forward, leading his horse.
"We didn't expect to find a shelter along this stretch of the coast," he said,
shaking what rain he could from his clothes before entering.  The room within was
circular and large, filling the whole base of the tower.  A fire burned on a hearth
to one side.  It looked like the part near the door had been used to stable horses
before, and recently.
     "This tower has been here a long time," the man said.  He turned back at the
fireplace and watched the women enter behind Raoul.  "But it has not always been...
     "You're a wizard," Hallie said.
     It wasn't a question, but the man bowed his head slightly.  "Perhaps the
greatest.  I am Kaldrehn of Krael."
     One of the women drew a breath in shock; Raoul didn't look back to see which
one.  He didn't want to turn his back on this man.  "It figures that a great wizard
wouldn't have been caught in the destruction of Krael," he agreed.  "But I'm
surprised I haven't heard of you before.  You don't have the look of a recluse."
     Kaldrehn laughed.  "And so I am not."  His gaze shifted from Raoul to look
past--at the women, probably.  "Not at all a recluse.  Nor a man to endure the tedium
of the dark centuries between the fall of Krael and the present, if it could be
avoided.  A man with skill enough can move behind time from one era to another, as he
wills."  His smile was not reassuring.  "As I willed."

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 478): RICK DERRIS of VIEW ASKEW (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 477): ATROPHY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 470): WOF-A-MIT of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 467): SLIM SHADY of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 466): NOLAN ORGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 467): MR. GRINCH of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 463): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 429): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 422): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 415): ANASTASIA of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 326): BLACK CAT of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 316): GORDIAN of WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 140): LOKI of ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 478): SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 477): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 470): THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 467): THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 466): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 467): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 463): none
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 429): WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 422): THE FLINTSTONES (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 415): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 326): RED AVENGERS (Rage Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 316): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 140): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 363): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 478): HARRY POTTER of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 477): ATROPHY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 470): WOF-A-MIT of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
                           SNAKE IN THE GRASS of SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
               (turn 469): HOMELESS PRINCE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo)
                           EDWIN MEESE of CONSPIRACY INC. (?, mgr.)
                           HOW--LITE of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 467): SLIM SHADY of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 185): VIOLENT VIOLET of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
                            SQUASH BUTT of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PYROTECHNICIAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 326): BLACK CAT of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
              (turn 325): THE LIMELIGHT of CLUB CULTURE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 316): GORDIAN of WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 140): GHOULSHINE of MONSTER RANCHER (Hombre, mgr.)
                 (turn 139): BATTLEMAGE of SHADOW MAGIC (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
KATI-TEI.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We 
now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  WANDERERS now holds the 
crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for WHITE 
RABBIT, who flew up 11 points in the rankings after mashing SATURN like a melon.  
Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the 
sands.  ALICE was overcame by MARS and drops 8 points.  Our Duelmaster has lost, 
folks, lost to M. CHARDINEE, BUT PELICAN is still the Duelmaster because he has the 
most recognition points!  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this 
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid BIRDS, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does KATI-TEI really have that many liars? 
For those of you who like math, try this one:  BIRDS + Weapons That go Boom = 
WONDERLAND + Avoid City.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of SATURN, who was 
this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in KATI-TEI have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PELICAN 3949                 10   5  0    77       BIRDS (286)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARNEE 3937                   8   3  1    65       THE FLINTSTONES (200)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEBBLES 3936                  7   4  0    55       THE FLINTSTONES (200)
-FRED 3935                     7   4  2    53       THE FLINTSTONES (200)
-J.L. GOTROCKS 3972            6   1  0    53       THE FLINTSTONES (200)
 BETHANNE GRACE 3984           4   5  1    52       WANDERERS (329)
-MR. BEDROCK 3939              6   5  0    42       THE FLINTSTONES (200)
 JEHU 3963                     8   7  0    40       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORA HAMLIN 3983              5   4  0    33       WANDERERS (329)
 WHITE RABBIT 3994             2   0  0    32       WONDERLAND (358)
 MARS 3989                     3   2  0    30       WANDERERS (329)
 OSTRICH 3970                  5   3  0    27       BIRDS (286)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PENGUIN 3951                  6   4  0    22       BIRDS (286)
 SATURN 3990                   3   2  0    18       WANDERERS (329)
 MAD HATTER 3991               1   1  0    17       WONDERLAND (358)
 THE WALRUS 3995               2   0  0    16       WONDERLAND (358)
 OSPRY 3988                    1   2  1     8       BIRDS (286)
 ALICE 3993                    1   1  0     5       WONDERLAND (358)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ROAD RUNNER 3986       1  3 1 BIRDS 286             HIGH ELF 19           423 NONE    
DIRTY FEET 3996        0  1 0 WONDERLAND 358        DARK CHAMPION 24      423 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mr. Bedrock -- Oh, well, that's no surprise.  Nothing is solider than bedrock, right?
Although I'm surprised that if I was so staggered I dropped my sword, I was
immediately able to draw my backup.  Something odd there. -- Tora Hamlin

Pebbles -- You'd better un-spellbind the audience, or they'll be sitting there for
the next two weeks! -- Bethanne Grace
P.S.  Not that I care, personally.  I mean, I don't much like either of them.  Rude
fellows.  But it seems so untidy.

Fred -- YOU are a four-letter word! -- Jehu

Ostrich -- For the skills, I will forego the overwhelming urge to bury you in the
sand. -- Mars
P.S.  For the skills, and because (sigh) I lost.

Penguin -- Nothing like the old "leaden weight" trick. -- Saturn the Smug

You know, we need an eleventh stylemaster: Personals-writer.  We'd sweep that one
every time, given the mutes we're constantly matched against. -- The Wanderers

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROAD RUNNER was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DIRTY FEET was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
WHITE RABBIT viciously subdued SATURN in a 5 minute novice's Challenge match.
ALICE was devastated by MARS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MAD HATTER was subdued by TORA HAMLIN in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
PELICAN slimly lost to M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute Title duel.
BETHANNE GRACE savagely defeated RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
OSTRICH was overcome by JEHU in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
OSPRY lost to THE WALRUS in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  11 -  2      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  12 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 423 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PELICAN 3949               10   5  0   77 BIRDS (286)
LUNGING ATTACK   JEHU 3963                   8   7  0   40 WANDERERS (329)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PELICAN 3949.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WHITE RABBIT 3994.  The ten other most popular fighters were JEHU 3963, PELICAN 
3970, OSPRY 3988, THE WALRUS 3995, and ROAD RUNNER 3986.

The least popular fighter this week was SATURN 3990.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ALICE 3993, DIRTY FEET 3996, ROAD RUNNER 3986, THE WALRUS 3995, OSPRY