Date   : 05/15/2003    Duedate: 05/28/2003


DM-43    TURN-400

This Weeks Top Honors


(43-4134) [21-9-2,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KORGAN CRUSADE (392)           WENSINWASIN (428)
(43-4134) [21-9-2,118]         (43-4270) [7-1-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORGAN CRUSADE (392)           WIDOWMAKERS (115)
(43-4134) [21-9-2,118]         (43-1520) [2-4-0,20]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FAMILY (116)            41
2. WIDOWMAKERS (115)           41      KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
3. KORGAN CRUSADE (392)        35      Unchartered Team
4. EASTERN HORDE (430)         16
5. THE FIVE RONIN (425)         9      WENSINWASIN (428)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 3*WHEEL OF THE YEAR (402)    9   3  1 75.0   1/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)          9  6 1
 2/ 1*WENSINWASIN (428)         17   6  1 73.9   2/ 2 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)      8  6 1
 3/ 4 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)     245 144 14 63.0   3/ 8 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         8  7 0
 4/ 2*MEDS (432)                 6   4  1 60.0   4/ 5*MEDS (432)                6  4 1
 5- 6 BADLANDS (227)            41  33  0 55.4   5/ 4 THE FIVE RONIN (425)      5  7 0
 6/ 5*JURIM'S TEAM (429)        17  14  0 54.8   6/ 7*WENSINWASIN (428)         3  3 0
 7/ 9 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         51  52  2 49.5   7/ 3*JURIM'S TEAM (429)        3  3 0
 8- 8 EYE SCREAM (320)          36  40  5 47.4   8-11 BADLANDS (227)            1  0 0
 9/12 THE FAMILY (116)         288 350  9 45.1   9- 9 EYE SCREAM (320)          1  1 0
10/11 THE FIVE RONIN (425)      21  27  1 43.8  10- 6*WHEEL OF THE YEAR (402)   1  1 0
11/ 7*EASTERN HORDE (430)        2   4  0 33.3  11/12*EASTERN HORDE (430)       0  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[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #60 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Korga and vicinity:

     Aghtamar pushed back her bowl with a sigh of satisfaction.  She'd probably eaten
better venison stew, but she couldn't remember when.  "So tell us about the new
danger on the road here," she invited.
     Cadal drained his tankard of ale and folded his arms on the table.  "We don't
know what it is," he said, "but there have been more than a dozen travelers' deaths
between here and Mirkon [the next town east of Korga] that can't be accounted for by
any of the usual hazards.  All but one instance were lone travelers, all were moving
after dark.  A courier, a couple of traders, the rest we're not sure about.  Two
female, the rest male.  Karnhorns, mostly, but three Harkenes, a couple westerners,
Convincian, maybe.  All armed, four mounted and the others on foot."
     "A mixed lot," Fist of Kjarran said, nodding.  "Nothing to link them together--"
     "Except the way they died.  The doctor here that examined some of the bodies
called it 'heart failure'."  Cadal grimaced.  "Those of us that have been patrolling
the road and found the bodies call it 'dead of fear'.  The looks on their faces...."
He shook his head slightly.  "Whatever they met terrified them.  All but the oldest
two had run long and hard before they dropped.  We figure the oldest ones simply died
on the spot where they met...whatever it was."
     "Not a lot to go on, if you're thinking we can help you hunt this killer," Zilla
said critically.  "I suppose there aren't any tracks?"
     "Nothing we can be sure of," Cadal admitted.  "My idea is to bait them--send a
likely traveler along the road after dark and follow, hoping to come on something."
     "Damned big risk you're asking your decoy to take," Aghtamar pointed out.
     "Yes, that's why I only want Lord Protectors on this."
     "I can do this," Fist of Kjarran said briskly.  "For the glory of the Empire and
in the service of Kjarran and His Daughter Jayde, I will serve as bait to lure out
this killer who preys on innocent travelers!"

Zukal and vicinity:

     It was harder to get Veleks into the boat than Ghenis had expected.  Dead, it
might have been awkward, but alive...the little thief turned suddenly hysterical,
shrieking and weeping, trashing wildly, and begging not to be given to "the burning
eyes and flashing teeth."  Ghenis finally had to knock Veleks out so that he and
Harlund drag him into the rowboat.
     "He's nuts," Harlund growled, leaning into his oars as he drove the boat back
toward the shore.  "Burning eyes and flashing teeth.  Sounds like some kind of kid's
nightmare.  He do some kind of drugs?"
     "Veleks?  No.  He's got a few bad habits, but not drugs.  He must have seen
something real...but maybe not really what he thinks he saw."
     "He couldn't've seen something like that, not on the beach he couldn't.  There
aren't any monsters in the woods around here."  Harlund paused and looked around
uneasily, looked down into the water, which was filling with the shadows of sunset
faster than the sky was.  "Might be different if he'd been in a boat to start with,"
the beach walker muttered.  "He might've seen something over the water...."
     "Veleks can't swim and had no boat.  He was not on the water," Ghenis said
firmly.  "Besides, I found what are probably his tracks.  He was on the shore road
and left it to run toward the beach, and I do mean run--flat out.  Something
terrified him.  Veleks is no hero, but he wouldn't run without a reason."
     Harlund opened his mouth to argue further, then looked at Ghenis and shut it
again.  Smart move.
     "Just get us to shore, man.  Then I'll pay you, and you can go home.  It isn't
your problem."


     Blackie, Lord Malcorn of Malcorn, sat in his study and stared into the fire.  He
was alone, and it was very late.  A bottle of wine and a goblet sat on the table at
his elbow, but he didn't reach for them.  Getting drunk might make him forget his
problems for the night, but in the morning, the problems would still be there, and
he'd have Shew-sized hangover to go with them.  Better to pass on the wine.
     Had he done the right thing in releasing the Dregur from the Silent Place?  Yes.
Or at least, releasing them wasn't a wrong thing.  Caging them because the Karnhorns
didn't know how to live with them and hadn't the power to kill them had been a wrong
thing.  Blackie believed with his whole heart that death was better than a cage.  And
he had known the risks he was taking--the risks he was subjecting everyone in the
area to--when he released the Dregur.  Some innocent people would die of encounters
with the Dregur...as innocent people were dying every day at the hands of the
     Blackie's eyes went to the wine bottle.  That was what haunted him, the innocent
people.  Hell, even some of the invaders were innocent in all the ways that counted,
drafted from their Eastern homes at the command of some powerful lord and sent to
Alastari to fight and die.  Telling himself that fewer innocents would die this way
was cold comfort.

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 465): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 463): TONY THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 459): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 459): GINGER BROWN of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 456): NUTT BRITTLE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 448): PYGMY SHREW of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 225): DROSS of SOLIPSISM II (Abdiel, acting mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 445): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 443): SEDEN of PATH OF THE BLADE (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 436): JELIAH BIGABO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 399): FLYING MARMOSET of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 203): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): RING D'BELL of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 184): MR. HOOPER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 324): NESSUS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 304): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 349): CHALICE of SUPERIOR FORCES from LAPUR (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 465): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 463): ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 459): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 459): WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 457): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 456): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 228): FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 448): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 225): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 445): FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 443): JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 436): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 399): THE FAMILY (Don John, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 203): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 184): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 324): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 304): FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): DRAKE'S TELEVISION (Drake, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 349): WOLF PACK II, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 463): MIDNIGHT DANCER of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 455): MERRY DEMENTE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
              (turn 227): WIMPY WIND of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 225): DROSS of SOLIPSISM II (Abdiel, acting mgr.)
                               VE of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                   (turn 224): SAMPSA of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                               BLADEFIST of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 442): EYE OF THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                            NO CHASER of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 436): JELIAH BIGABO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): INSOLENT IDIOT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               ESPRESSO of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 303): JESSIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): KAMIKAZE of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
                (turn 132): UU DOEWANAKNO of DRAKE'S LODGE (Drake, mgr.)
                            LACONIC LEMON of GARDEN GUMBIES (Firehawk, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Oh dear.  Despite my low kill desire and non-vital aim, it appears that I have 
done it again and killed another one.  Sorry.  If I were a better warrior, I'd no 
doubt have fewer kills.  At least I am Duelmaster again.  It makes me feel a little 

                                        Flying Marmoset

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
VEASTIAN.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  For 
every winner there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at JURIM'S TEAM, 
who went down to 3rd from 7th.  Life is tough.  Coming up with a solid 5-0-0 outing, 
WIDOWMAKERS has advanced 5 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for 
SWORDBREAKER, who flew up 18 points in the rankings after mashing SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk 
out on the sands.  SUNGOD DESIGNED ME was bested by SWORDBREAKER and drops 11 points. 
Our battling duelmaster FLYING MARMOSET has managed to hold the title, fending off 
NHAVARL's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, THE FAMILY.  4 out of 5 
gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the VEASTIAN arena.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Well, just when you thought it 
was safe to put a new warrior in the arena.  No no!  OFUKU, a mere boy, was slain by 
NORPRAMINE this turn.  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally in 
the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in VEASTIAN have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it 
hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLYING MARMOSET 4134         21   9  2   118       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JENNY THE MULE 4215          13   8  0    86       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
 SWORDBREAKER 1087            14   7  0    77       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 NHAVARL 4222                  9  11  0    74       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 4270       7   1  0    65       WENSINWASIN (428)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AGONY 4048                    7   8  1    54       EYE SCREAM (320)
 FACE BREAKER 1099            13   6  0    51       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 STILTZ 4265                   5   5  0    48       THE FAMILY (116)
 TIRO COCO 4260                8   6  0    46       THE FAMILY (116)
-THE MEKANIK 3244              9   5  0    43       EYE SCREAM (320)
-LONESTAR 4060                 6   2  1    43       EYE SCREAM (320)
-POWERMAN 5000 4070            4   2  1    43       EYE SCREAM (320)
-HANDOW 3960                   4   2  0    41       BADLANDS (227)
-SHADOW TOMB 4071              3   3  0    41       BADLANDS (227)
-BELTANE 3970                  4   2  1    39       WHEEL OF THE YEAR (402)
 FLESHRENDER 1108              8  11  0    37       WIDOWMAKERS (115)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BIL BALROG'S SON 4281         3   2  0    33       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
 TRONJI-ZAR 4303               2   1  0    32       THE FAMILY (116)
-JIB AH 4276                   3   3  0    28       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
 FOECRUSHER 1160               6   9  0    27       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
-SHRILL BALROGG 4289           3   1  0    27       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
 TOYOTOMI 4262                 3   1  0    26       THE FIVE RONIN (425)
 TYLENOL 3 4297                2   0  0    24       MEDS (432)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JURRASIC LARKS 4278           5   2  0    22       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
 CARLINE 4266                  3   7  1    22       THE FAMILY (116)
-YULE 3969                     3   1  0    22       WHEEL OF THE YEAR (402)
-AUGUST 4271                   3   0  0    21       WENSINWASIN (428)
 LIFETAKER 1520                2   4  0    20       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 NORPRAMINE 4296               2   0  1    19       MEDS (432)
-JABBA 4277                    3   3  0    18       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
 TENZO WATANABE 4239           4   5  0    17       THE FIVE RONIN (425)
-SPRING EQUINOX 3968           2   0  0    17       WHEEL OF THE YEAR (402)
 SWAMPY THE GOBLIN 4310        1   0  0    15       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
-SOUTH-PAW 4140                1   0  0    15       EYE SCREAM (320)
 BIL BALROGG 4273              3   5  0    14       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
-TORE 3948                     1   2  0    13       BADLANDS (227)
-MUSHAD 4287                   1   1  0    12       EASTERN HORDE (430)
 PENICILLEN 4299               1   1  0    12       MEDS (432)
 SILVER BELLE 4269             3   2  0    11       WENSINWASIN (428)
-WINTER WITCH 4283             2   4  0    10       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
-GALO THE RED 4268             2   1  1     8       WENSINWASIN (428)
 BISHOP 4272                   2   2  0     8       WENSINWASIN (428)
-INZOLAS 4288                  1   1  0     6       EASTERN HORDE (430)
 LITHIUM 4300                  1   1  0     5       MEDS (432)
 PREDNIZONE 4298               0   2  0     2       MEDS (432)
 ONAKA 4301                    0   2  0     2       THE FIVE RONIN (425)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DEAD 3 4284            0  1 0 EASTERN HORDE 430     BLACK ORC 20          400 NONE    
DEAD 2 4286            0  1 0 EASTERN HORDE 430     DARK CHAMPION 24      400 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TRONJE 4242            7  7 0 THE FAMILY 116        FLYING MARMOSET 4134  396 NOT REVE
OFUKU 4263             3  2 0 THE FIVE RONIN 425    NORPRAMINE 4296       400         
TAKEDA SHINGEN 4238    7  3 1 THE FIVE RONIN 425    FLYING MARMOSET 4134  399         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sungod Designed Me -- Ah?  If you say so.  Am I supposed to be impressed?  Quite a 
decent record you've got there, but then, this IS a small arena.  What I don't 
understand is how I jumped you. -- Nhavarl

Jenny the Mule -- For six skills, I don't mind the loss at all.  You were very clear 
in your demonstrations, thank you. -- Tiro Coco
P.S.  No doubt this is Lady Egenai's influence.

Foecrusher -- Thing is, I'm not your foe, see?  I'm just an ordinary Shew in the 
street. -- Stiltz
P.S.  You're too tall, or else you're part Shewish yourself.  One or the other.

Tenzo Watanabe -- Ah, excellent!  Just what I needed. -- Tronji-Zar

I have no patience with convicted thieves.  If they were GOOD thieves, they wouldn't 
have been caught at all, much less convicted. -- Carline

How tedious not getting to see what people REALLY said to me. -- Stiltz

Regarding last turn's personals:  Who said what now? -- Jack/Reverend

     Hang on, I'll run 'em again. -- Temp Ed.

All -- It has come to my attention that I ought to, from time to time, reiterate the 
fact that Jack Wolfspider and Revered Boz and played by the same person -- namely me.  
Sorry for any confusion that my dual personality may have caused. -- Jack/Reverend

Sungod Designed Me -- Time to show each other what we got.  Good luck. -- Jenny The 

Last turn's personals:

Nhavarl -- Looks like you're up and by the time you read this we will know so here is 
to a good match, if my challenge goes through that is. -- Sungod Designed Me

Jenny the Mule -- Your name definitely fits you, because I have challenged you and 
almost every time 'cept this last time anyways.  I hope you ain't avoiding me. -- 
Sungod Designed Me

Flying Marmoset -- We all know how angels get their wings.  So how did you lose 
yours, because you obviously cannot fly. -- Young Blood

Winter Witch -- Yeah next time we fight I'll have a bucket of water with your name on 
it so I can personally send your ass back to Oz where you came from. - Bishop

Jack -- I eventually plan to make a full return to Veastian.  Maybe in June.  As of 
right now I only have the funds to run three slow teams a month and maybe an ADM 
warrior.  When I do start back up here I'll have to drop a couple of Teams.  I'll 
figure something out.  As for TOGS, I'm still up for that.  I'll have to get a new 
team though; I sent the old one to Dragonhead! -- CFH

Flying Marmoset -- I hope this isn't a case of discrimination against those of us who 
happen to have the good fortune to be Rirorni.  There's been a lot of that going 
around, too much of it. -- Nhavarl

Foecrusher -- Obviously, I am not your foe.  In fact, if all you lesser peoples would 
simply realize that we, the Favored of Kjarran, are not your enemies but rather your 
guardians and teachers, all would go much more smoothly. -- Tiro Coco

Lifetaker -- Sorry, but I'm still using mine, short stuff. -- Stiltz

Tenzo Watanabe -- You know, I've never cared for warriors of your style.  Nothing 
personal. -- Carline

The Mordant Deserter makes a good warm-up opponent.  How about if I fight the 
Persistent Beggar next? -- Tronji-Zar

Reverend Boz -- Don't put me on the spot before it's time, boy.  I hate being forced 
to choose, and publicly, before I have to. -- Don John, fence-sitter extraordinaire
P.S.  But I go way back here in Veastian, and I think that if those of us--the 
Harkenes, the Shews, want to be independent and worship Serimna and Danisjo 
Quickhand, we should be and do so.
P.P.S.  I'd go with Kyreses, if he can get his situation back under control.  He was 
a man who'd listen to both sides.  But I don't care for fanatics of ANY persuasion.
P.P.P.S.  And I'm not sure how much authority that Karnhorn admiral has now that 
Kurukar's closed the canal that connects the Trier with the Storm Sea.  He can't get 
reinforcements now, can he?

Youngblood -- All the years I've been in this arena I've graduated seven and had tons
of Duelmasters but never got a TV out there.  You get one your first try.  It's not
fair, but congratulations. -- Reverend Boz

Widowmakers -- Welcome to Veastian. -- Reverend Boz (Korgan Crusade)

30 April 2003
All -- Remember to put your arena number on your strategy sheets.  Strategies turned
in without an arena number run the risk of missing the turn. -- NAIEI

10 May 2003
To All -- Fellow managers, I humbly request your help.  My team (Ex Oblivione) was
started in Monuntial (DM 34) back in '92.  They were active for seven months.  I have
lost all early traces of them.  If any of you can help with copies of relevant
newsletters or, if you fought one of my warriors, copies of the fights, I would
greatly appreciate it.  I only have one of my original warriors left from the early
team now active in DM 60.  You can diplo me with any info here in the wonderful city
of Aradi.  Thank you in advance. -- Enigma, manager Ex Oblivione

15 May 2003
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                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD 3 was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD 2 was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 3 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
FLYING MARMOSET overcame NHAVARL in a 2 minute gory Title match.
JENNY THE MULE vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SUNGOD DESIGNED ME was luckily beaten by SWORDBREAKER in a 2 minute brutal fight.
FACE BREAKER unbelievably bested TRONJI-ZAR in a 4 minute expert vs. novice brawl.
TIRO COCO devastated JURRASIC LARKS in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
FOECRUSHER won victory over TENZO WATANABE in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
FLESHRENDER vanquished BIL BALROGG in a 1 minute uneven fight.
STILTZ vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a exciting 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
LIFETAKER beat LITHIUM in a exciting 2 minute brutal fight.
CARLINE bested PREDNIZONE in a 2 minute conflict.
SILVER BELLE bested ONAKA in a 1 minute bloody novice's battle.
OFUKU was luckily killed by  NORPRAMINE in a popular 1 minute amateur's conflict.
BISHOP was vanquished by TYLENOL 3 in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched bout.
TOYOTOMI outwaited PENICILLEN in a 9 minute amateur's bout.
SWAMPY THE GOBLIN devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -   7 -  1      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  31 -  2      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  28 -  2      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  14 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 400 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SWORDBREAKER 1087          14   7  0   77 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
PARRY-STRIKE     FACE BREAKER 1099          13   6  0   51 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FLYING MARMOSET 4134.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LIFETAKER 1520.  The ten other most popular fighters were TRONJI-ZAR 4303, 

The least popular fighter this week was PENICILLEN 4299.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BIL BALROGG 4273, DEAD 3 4284, BISHOP 4272, ONAKA 4301, FOECRUSHER 
and NORPRAMINE 4296.

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