Date   : 01/17/2004    Duedate: 01/30/2004


DM-42    TURN-425

This Weeks Top Honors


(42-4015) [15-6-0,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           
(42-4015) [15-6-0,137]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PROBLEMATIC                    SUSHEE SU
FLAGG'S FIVE (213)             DELVERS (154)
(42-3928) [20-15-0,92]         (42-3983) [8-18-0,49]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        31
2. DELVERS (154)               25      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. CLOWNING AROUND (354)        7      Unchartered Team
4. KING'S KREW (151)            3
5. FLAGG'S FIVE (213)         -23      FALSE HOPE (123)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     248 172 16 59.0   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     13  2 0
 2/ 2 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     23  19  0 54.8   2/ 4 DELVERS (154)             6  9 0
 3/ 3 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       135 153  8 46.9   3/ 3 KING'S KREW (151)         5  5 0
 4/ 4 DELVERS (154)            310 439  5 41.4   4/ 5 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     4  2 0
 5/ 5 KING'S KREW (151)         52  94  2 35.6   5/ 2 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)        4  9 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[ Delvers ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     The gladiator Adabemis & Balmador surveyed the structure and scowled.  It was
supposed to be the first Rodekian Temple of the Dark Arts, and it looked
unfortunately like exactly what it was: a slightly refurbished warehouse.  "Plenty of
room for a large congregation," Adabemis said, looking for a bright side.
     Balmador immediately countered with, "Bah!  It looks two-bit.  Small time.
Dingy.  Back alley.  Peasantish--"
     "Princess Tirisha will bring money," Adabemis argued.  "She'll get it fixed up
once she gets here from Xochithlan."
     "Like she cares about the cult!" Balmador sneered.  "It's just a means to an end
for her."
     "But she's an initiate!  Not a gladiator, I mean she's one of the Inner Circle!"
Adabemis protested.  The Dwarf noticed that people were beginning to stare at them;
they scowled, then moved away down the street.  "What we really need," Adabemis went
on, "is for Lady Flagg to come back.  I bet SHE could fix up that Temple really
     "Her husband wouldn't like that," Balmedor pointed out.  "He doesn't trust us."
Both personalities regarded this in silence for a few moments.  Then the Dwarf
nodded.  "We'll have to kill him."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in RODEKI since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Major screwup at KING'S 
KREW.  CARRIE lost 12 points to LIMPY TWO-SCREWS.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  
Maybe CARRIE will provide more easy wins...  Another fighter (PROBLEMATIC 20-15-0) 
challenged another Duelmaster (SNAPPY GEORGE 15-6-0).  Life goes on.  PROBLEMATIC was 
reminded on the sands why SNAPPY GEORGE is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have 
live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was KING'S KREW.  In my day, no team with a 50-91-2 would scare me 
off!  What's the problem, CLOWNING AROUND?  What do people see in STERLING?  His 
16-13-3?  FLAGG'S FIVE ain't talkin', but he's got 76 points.  GUNSLINGER of KING'S 
KREW knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged STERLING of FLAGG'S FIVE who is up by 18.  
Now was this a wise move?  GUNSLINGER perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he 
defeated STERLING and ended up with 88 recognition points.  I hate going to the 
effort of writing about the kind of fights that YANKEE DAN gets in.  He fights people 
like JOHN ROSE, 14 points below.  I thought YANKEE DAN showed great skill and promise 
when he beat JOHN ROSE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of RODEKI unite.  You have only your games to lose!  How long have I 
been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAPPY GEORGE 4015           15   6  0   137       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROBLEMATIC 3928             20  15  0    92       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUNSLINGER 1587              14  17  2    88       KING'S KREW (151)
 GATE WITCH 3953              17   7  0    85       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 ANN ARTICHOKE 3984           17   9  0    82       DELVERS (154)
 EL RIPPOFF 3992              14  10  0    79       DELVERS (154)
 STERLING 3950                16  13  3    76       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 GEORGE STARK 1589            14  19  0    67       KING'S KREW (151)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024           13   5  0    61       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YANKEE DAN 4019              15   5  0    59       CLOWNING AROUND (354)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIMPY TWO-SCREWS 4048         7   6  0    52       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 SUSHEE SU 3983                8  18  0    49       DELVERS (154)
 JOHN ROSE 3985                7  19  0    46       DELVERS (154)
 BOZO 4016                     7  13  0    42       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 GOLDEN BOY OF BASS 4071       4   1  0    37       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARRIE 3230                   5   7  0    32       KING'S KREW (151)
 HAIRLIP BOMBSHELL 4067        2   4  1    31       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERALD 3281                   2   3  0    15       KING'S KREW (151)
 BEN MEARS 3280                3   2  0    11       KING'S KREW (151)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Problematic -- I hold you PERSONALLY responsible for the Bumper graduating.  Sure,
you beat it, but that's not enough.  You should've killed the damned thing rather
than....  (sigh)  Oh, well.  Obviously, the gods were feeling whimsical. -- Harby
P.S.  The Bumper is 13-21-10-4-14-7-15 and actually managed to achieve an expert
rating in parry.  It's got four stupid statements but has good endurance and can take
a tremendous amount of damage.  LS, very low/low.

Gate Witch -- I've been ripped off!  By a hairy, bearded witch of a Dwarf, too, which
makes it worse.  Or maybe a Dwarf of a witch?  Whichever. -- El Rippoff

Draxus Bremoore -- That is not news.  I already KNEW I didn't like hospitals.  We
should've found out how YOU feel about them. -- Ann Artichoke

Yankee Dan -- Am I supposed to laugh? -- John Rose, not feeling amused

Fuzzy Buzzcut -- (hissing intensely)  I'll GET you for that. -- Sushee Su

Yankee Dan -- Well, at least I'm good for something. -- John Rose, teacher supreme

Gate Witch -- Careful how you approach me.  I AM named after a thistle, after all. --
Ann Artichoke, prickly when she needs to be

Flagg -- Two managers volunteered warriors, but nobody volunteered time, and I'm
short on it because of the Face to Face.  But even if I don't get something done in
time for this newsletter, there should be good stuff for the next one. -- Harby

Flagg -- Will it count as a quake if I shiver with cold?  I could dedicate my
goosebumps to your new alliance. -- Harby

Sterling -- I shall dish it out--hopefully this turn, you mere mortal! -- Gunslinger

Flagg -- Yes, it is I, King Ralph of King's Krew who has risen from the ashes to
reclaim my throne!  Gone are the days of Attack of the Scrags and We Blow Bubbles!
Alas, those were better days filled with cold, hard steel and our fallen enemies
beneath our feet.  Now, having returned triumphantly to at long lost Rodeki arena, my
heart is heavy knowing that there are limited battles between warriors with our
immense experience.  I raise my golden chalice to you, Flagg of Flagg's Fire, and to
the Delvers team for a very long and productive run.  Cheers! -- King Ralph

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.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PROBLEMATIC was devastated by SNAPPY GEORGE in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
GUNSLINGER vanquished STERLING in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
GEORGE STARK was subdued by EL RIPPOFF in a 5 minute bloody expert's Challenge fight.
YANKEE DAN viciously subdued JOHN ROSE in a 4 minute gory Challenge fight.
HAIRLIP BOMBSHELL was subdued by BOZO in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
GERALD was devastated by GOLDEN BOY OF BASS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
RUBBER BUMPER unbelievably bested GATE WITCH in a 2 minute master's match.
ANN ARTICHOKE defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute melee.
FUZZY BUZZCUT unbelievably bested SUSHEE SU in a action packed 3 minute expert's duel.
CARRIE was vanquished by LIMPY TWO-SCREWS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BEN MEARS defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 4 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW         4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     20 -  10 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  11 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  18 -  1      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -  21 -  0      13  |

Turn 425 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     1 -  2         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SNAPPY GEORGE 4015         15   6  0  137 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-STRIKE     PROBLEMATIC 3928           20  15  0   92 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
PARRY-LUNGE      GATE WITCH 3953            17   7  0   85 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
LUNGING ATTACK   STERLING 3950              16  13  3   76 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
BASHING ATTACK   FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024         13   5  0   61 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      YANKEE DAN 4019            15   5  0   59 CLOWNING AROUND (354)
AIMED BLOW       GOLDEN BOY OF BASS 4071     4   1  0   37 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PROBLEMATIC 3928.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SUSHEE SU 3983.  The ten other most popular fighters were GATE WITCH 3953, 

The least popular fighter this week was BEN MEARS 3280.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CARRIE 3230, GERALD 3281, STERLING 3950, PROBLEMATIC 3928, GOLDEN BOY 
3984, and GUNSLINGER 1587.

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


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