Date   : 05/29/2003    Duedate: 06/11/2003


DM-43    TURN-401

This Weeks Top Honors


(43-4270) [8-1-0,89]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NHAVARL                        SUNGOD DESIGNED ME
THE FAMILY (116)               WENSINWASIN (428)
(43-4222) [9-12-0,74]          (43-4270) [8-1-0,89]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORGAN CRUSADE (392)           THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4215) [13-9-0,67]          (43-4303) [2-2-0,19]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EASTERN HORDE (430)         36
2. KORGAN CRUSADE (392)        31      KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
3. WENSINWASIN (428)           29      Unchartered Team
4. JURIM'S TEAM (429)          28
5. THE FIVE RONIN (425)        18      WENSINWASIN (428)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WHEEL OF THE YEAR (402)    9   3  1 75.0   1/ 2 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)      9  5 1
 2/ 2*WENSINWASIN (428)         19   9  1 67.9   2/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)          8  7 1
 3/ 4*MEDS (432)                 7   4  1 63.6   3- 3 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         7  3 0
 4/ 3 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)     249 145 14 63.2   4/ 4*MEDS (432)                7  4 1
 5/ 6*JURIM'S TEAM (429)        19  14  0 57.6   5/ 7*JURIM'S TEAM (429)        5  4 0
 6/ 5 BADLANDS (227)            42  33  0 56.0   6/ 6*WENSINWASIN (428)         4  5 0
 7- 7 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         51  52  2 49.5   7/ 5 THE FIVE RONIN (425)      4 10 0
 8- 8 EYE SCREAM (320)          36  40  5 47.4   8/ 8 BADLANDS (227)            2  0 0
 9/ 9 THE FAMILY (116)         290 353  9 45.1   9/11*EASTERN HORDE (430)       2  3 0
10/11*EASTERN HORDE (430)        4   5  0 44.4  10-10*WHEEL OF THE YEAR (402)   1  0 0
11/10 THE FIVE RONIN (425)      23  30  1 43.4  11- 9 EYE SCREAM (320)          0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "Well old man, looks like you bought yourself a warrior!" exclaimed a tall 
brawny youth as he added a large handful of coins to his sparsely loaded pouch.
     The old man he referred to flashed him a smile so false it would fool no one.  
Unfortunately for the brash young warrior, he was all but oblivious to the world 
around him.  The table's wealth of empty tankards spoke volumes about his ability to 
ignore his surroundings.  It also explained the difficulty he had in leaving the 
tavern and the rapidity in which he became the target of five ruffians loitering 
across the street.
     They made quite an enticing prize to men practiced in preying on others, one 
barely able to keep his feet beneath him, and the other well past his physical prime.  
The five brigands drew their weapons and advanced quickly.  The youth saw them 
finally and tried to draw his own weapon, but it was too late when finally it came 
free of his scabbard.
     The five men froze as they crossed the glistening street.  Their flesh slowly 
darkened to a deep shade of brown, before falling from their bones in steaming 
chunks.  The youth turned, looking at his new employer with awe and fear.
     "Wow, I'm working for a wizard!" he grinned as the possibilities of his 
situation pushed into his mind through the alcoholic fog.  "Will you give me a magic 
weapon?" he asked.
     The old man's face wrestled with many emotions as he considered the question.  
Finally he croaked a simple, "Yes," through clenched teeth.
     Not far from the tavern they entered the wizard's rooms.  The youth's attention 
drawn was immediately to a rack of finely crafted weapons prominently displayed on 
the far wall.  "Are these magic?" he asked.  
     The wizard could do no more than nod, as pangs of guilt assailed him.  He 
gestured toward the rack with his left hand, but would not meet the young man's gaze.
     The young man smiled, and carefully inspected each before he picked up a long 
slim spear.  The smile froze on his face, turning first to bewilderment and then 
quickly to anguish.  He collapsed behind the long wooden table in the middle of the 
dimly lit room.
     After a few minutes passed, a low groan broke the silence.  The old man could 
see nothing of his guest, until a hand rose to his view, grasping the table's edge 
firmly.  The look on the youth's face was drastically altered.  Where once a carefree 
smile lived, there now lurked naught but a scowl. The very age of the man had 
seemingly changed.  Not so much the physical features but the bearing was definitely 
that of a more experienced and older man.  He grasped the spear as one born to do so.
     The wizard continued to stare at the floor before him.  "I'm sorry it was you he 
chose to call back, Charles," he whispered.
     The spear came down hard on the wooden floor with a sharp rap.  "Charles is 
dead, and has been for quite some time," he hissed.  "Call me Woundbringer."

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #61 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Ibizond, Korga, and in between:

     Aghtamar and Zilla had argued with Fist of Kjarran, but not for long.  After
all, someone to play bait WAS needed, and he WAS a Lord Protector and therefore had
guaranteed resurrection....  The Murskan, Cadal, suggested that they all get a good
night's sleep here in Ibizond, look over the area where they wanted to set their trap
tomorrow by daylight, and then run the bait tomorrow night.  This seemed such a
sensible suggestion that Aghtamar hesitated to accept it; there was sure to be an
unpleasant catch in it somewhere.  But Zilla was for it, and even Fist, not one to
wallow in luxuries, agreed, so she shrugged and nodded.
     They stayed at the inn where they'd eaten, the Red Cow, and it seemed to
Aghtamar that the night was endless.  She dozed and woke and dozed and woke and it
was still dark.  Maybe the sun had forgotten to rise.  Maybe she was caught in some
magical time loop.  Maybe she was worrying too much.  Maybe she had insomnia.  She
rolled over and thumped her pillow and tried to go to sleep again.  Really asleep
this time.  But there were so many things that could go wrong....
     By the time morning came--reluctantly, with lots of clouds and a cold, damp
wind--Aghtamar was a rag.  Squinting at the imperfect mirror in the small bedroom,
she amended that to a depressed, grumpy rag.  Or hag.  The kind of rag or hag that no
right-thinking gladiator would want as a companion on an adventure.  She was going to
be as second-rate at adventuring as she had been in the arena.  She was just working
up a really good depression when Zilla pounded on the door.
     "Come on," Zilla urged, bouncing on her toes once the door was opened.  "The
guys are waiting."
     "Maybe it would be better if I didn't--"
     "They're WAITING for us, Aghtamar.  Come ON."  Zilla grabbed her arm and dragged
her out into the inn's tiny hallway.  "I kind of LIKE having a couple of men waiting
for us," she confided.  "Even though Cadal is OLD, he must be forty or even FIFTY,
he's a very HOT-looking old man...."
     At that, Aghtamar laughed.  "I didn't know you had a thing for older men,
     "Well, he's a Lord Protector, so he won't get any older than he IS, after all,
and I bet he knows lots of INTERESTING things."  She glanced sideways at her friend.
"I bet he knows some men he could introduce to you."
     "Uh...Zilla, I'm not really looking for--"
     "You should be.  It's great exercise!"
     "Jack told me to watch out for you," Zilla said.  "He likes you.  I like you.
Lots of people like you.  He was, we were all worried you might get depressed again.
You take things too seriously, Aghty."
     "What kind of nickname would YOU suggest I make out of Aghtamar?  Why you ever
let your folks--or Jack if it was him--saddle you with such a mouthful of a name...."
Zilla squinted at her thoughtfully.  "Maybe I'll call you 'Sunshine'.  Would that be
     By this time, they had arrived at the ground floor, where Fist of Kjarran and
Cadal were, indeed, waiting.  "I've got horses for us all," Cadal said the moment
they appeared, "and lunches packed.  Let's go, we're burning daylight here."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Basically, the part of the Traders' Road that ran between Ibizond and Korga was
just like the parts between Korgan and Malcorn and between Ibizond and Murska.
Unpaved, rutted, hilly, muddy in the low spots, with trees crowding close on both
sides most of the way.  Many of the steepest hills had been cut down to make the
grade easier, with the road passing through dirt-walled notches--great places for an
ambush, as Fist of Kjarran observed cheerfully.
     Cadal nodded, but he looked gloomy.  "Great places," he agreed, "but our killer
doesn't use 'em, mostly.  Out of the dozen we think are victims of the same killer,
only two were attacked at a road cut like this."  He looked up at the steep, muddy
banks with their shaggy topping of brush and sighed.  "One in six isn't significant.
That would be too easy.  Our killer doesn't seem to need ambuscades."
     "But we do," Zilla said.  "So, which ones do you favor, and how do you expect us
to get the killer to attack Fist where we're watching?"
     "There is no way," Aghtamar muttered.
     "Sure there is.  Fist sets out in a group--say four people--from Ibizond about
sunset.  As he approaches the spot we've picked as best for our purposes, the other
three turn back, leaving him to enter the target zone alone.  So far, the killer has
never attacked a group as big as four, and besides, we can probably get enough out-
of-work gladiators from Murska, gods know there are plenty of them, to do the escort.
But my figuring is that he won't be attacked till he's alone.  And if he gets beyond
the optimum area without an attack, he turns and comes back, and if he gets all the
way back through it without being attacked, we join him and call it a night and go
back to Ibizond."
     "I wouldn't like to go back to the inn and leave a job undone," Fist of Kjarran
     "But doing the job needs the cooperation of our killer, so we're not totally in
control of that," Zilla pointed out.  "This sounds like a decent bet.  Let's do it."

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 466): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 464): TONY THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 460): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 460): BUBU of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 457): NUTT BRITTLE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 449): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 446): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 444): RYANATOR of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 437): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 400): 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 198): RING D'BELL of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): DR. NO-NOOKIE of MASTER BLASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 325): NESSUS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 305): VLADIMIR TALTOS of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 466): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 464): ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 460): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 460): SILK AND STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 458): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 457): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 228): FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 449): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 226): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 446): FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 444): PATH OF THE BLADE (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 437): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 400): THE FAMILY (Don John, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 203): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 198): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 325): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 305): FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): DRAKE'S TELEVISION (Drake, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 350): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 464): TONY THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 463): MIDNIGHT DANCER of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 460): BUBU of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
                           HU MI of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
                            10-11-8-15-17-14-9ST of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
                (turn 457): LAWN DART GOALIE of SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 457): NUTT BRITTLE 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.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 436): JELIAH BIGABO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 400): FLYING MARMOSET of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): INSOLENT IDIOT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               ESPRESSO of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): DR. NO-NOOKIE of MASTER BLASTERS (Tripwire, 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.

     You can all breathe easier now.  The Killer Marmoset is moving on the greener
pastures.  ADM?  No, they're just given me a green pasture to graze in.  A nice
gesture, but they know very little of marmoset feeding habits.
     As for me, I'm really nothing special.  11-15(+1)-8-16-17(+2)-8-13.  I only have
three experts (Init, Att, Def), a +3 to Init.  I like the Epee which I never used,
VH/M, Lunge Tactic (which I also never used).  Well, I'll try them out on whoever
gets the title shot this time.
     Apologies once again to the families of Tronje and Takeda.  Will you please tell
their ghosts to stop haunting me?!

                    Flying Marmoset

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in VEASTIAN since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Bein' on top is great 
while it lasts, THE FAMILY.  But how many friends do you have now?  NHAVARL was 
reminded on the sands why FLYING MARMOSET 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 
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, WIDOWMAKERS!  
In my day, no team with a 51-52-2 would scare me off!  What's the problem, KORGAN 
CRUSADE?  What do people see in NORPRAMINE?  Hers 3-0-1?  MEDS ain't talkin', but 
she's got 22 points.  JENNY THE MULE didn't quite know what to make of a challenge 
she received from SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN, who is 21 points below her.  
SUNGOD DESIGNED ME perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he beat JENNY THE MULE 
and ended up with 89 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 4270       8   1  0    89       WENSINWASIN (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWORDBREAKER 1087            14   7  0    77       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 NHAVARL 4222                  9  12  0    74       THE FAMILY (116)
 JENNY THE MULE 4215          13   9  0    67       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STILTZ 4265                   6   5  0    56       THE FAMILY (116)
-AGONY 4048                    7   8  1    54       EYE SCREAM (320)
-FACE BREAKER 1099            13   6  0    51       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 JIB AH 4276                   4   3  0    49       JURIM'S TEAM (429)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANDOW 3960                   5   2  0    44       BADLANDS (227)
-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)
-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)
 TIRO COCO 4260                8   7  0    31       THE FAMILY (116)
 BIL BALROGG 4273              4   5  0    31       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
 MUSHAD 4287                   2   1  0    31       EASTERN HORDE (430)
 WINTER WITCH 4283             3   4  0    28       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
-FOECRUSHER 1160               6   9  0    27       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 JABBA 4277                    4   3  0    27       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
 SHRILL BALROGG 4289           3   2  0    27       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
 SWAMPY THE GOBLIN 4310        2   0  0    26       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
 CARLINE 4266                  4   7  1    24       THE FAMILY (116)
-TYLENOL 3 4297                2   0  0    24       MEDS (432)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUGUST 4271                   4   0  0    23       WENSINWASIN (428)
 NORPRAMINE 4296               3   0  1    22       MEDS (432)
-YULE 3969                     3   1  0    22       WHEEL OF THE YEAR (402)
 JURRASIC LARKS 4278           5   1  0    20       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
-LIFETAKER 1520                2   4  0    20       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 TRONJI-ZAR 4303               2   2  0    19       THE FAMILY (116)
 TENZO WATANABE 4239           4   6  0    18       THE FIVE RONIN (425)
-SPRING EQUINOX 3968           2   0  0    17       WHEEL OF THE YEAR (402)
 STBD 4311                     1   0  0    16       THE FIVE RONIN (425)
-SOUTH-PAW 4140                1   0  0    15       EYE SCREAM (320)
 KINOSHITA 4309                1   0  0    15       THE FIVE RONIN (425)
 INZOLAS 4288                  1   2  0    13       EASTERN HORDE (430)
-TORE 3948                     1   2  0    13       BADLANDS (227)
 SILVER BELLE 4269             3   3  0    12       WENSINWASIN (428)
-PENICILLEN 4299               1   1  0    12       MEDS (432)
 TOYOTOMI 4262                 3   2  0    11       THE FIVE RONIN (425)
 PEACE 4306                    1   0  0    10       EASTERN HORDE (430)
 GALO THE RED 4268             2   2  1     9       WENSINWASIN (428)
 BISHOP 4272                   2   3  0     9       WENSINWASIN (428)
-LITHIUM 4300                  1   1  0     5       MEDS (432)
 ONAKA 4301                    0   3  0     3       THE FIVE RONIN (425)
-PREDNIZONE 4298               0   2  0     2       MEDS (432)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TAKEDA SHINGEN 4238    7  3 1 THE FIVE RONIN 425    FLYING MARMOSET 4134  399 NONE    
OFUKU 4263             3  2 0 THE FIVE RONIN 425    NORPRAMINE 4296       400         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Veastian, it's been a long while and the arena is kinda small right now, but it's
great to be back. -- Soultender

Flying Marmoset -- (wistful look)  Some day, I'll defeat you and have a tail to tie
to my horse's bridle.  If your tail is sufficiently bushy and colorful. -- Nhavarl
P.S.  I haven't been able to find a raccoon here anywhere, and it's ruining my self-
image not to have a coon tail to float from my horse's gear, or maybe from my helmet.
P.P.S.  I wouldn't have to kill you for the tail, you know, I can do it non-fatally,
and indeed, painlessly.  And you'd grow another.

Face Breaker -- The only way you'd break my face would be if I yawned so hard I
cracked my jaw. -- Tronji-Zar

Jurrasic Larks -- Well, how was I to know?  Somebody--it MIGHT have been Don John, I
suppose--mentioned that if one buried a Jurassic lark in the sand, it would turn into
a fossil bird.  So I had to give it a try.  But I suppose you aren't the same KIND of
jura-whatever. -- Tiro Coco

The Captured Orc ran up to me and begged me to save him.  He (embarrassed look), he
wept on my boots.  I hope this kind of thing doesn't happen OFTEN. -- Stiltz
P.S.  Somebody must have been very cruel to him.

Prednizone -- I have NO patience AT ALL with anything that serves as part of the
subject line of junk emails.  Trash is trash. -- Carline, taking a hard line

Flying Marmoset -- You weasel!  You're getting away!  We'll find you, you so-and-so!
-- The Five Ronin

Norpramine -- I lost one to the Duelmaster.  That I can live with.  But you?!!  It's
bloodfeud now.  Beware. -- Bones, mgr. The Five Ronin

Trongi-Zar -- You'll get yours very soon. -- Tenco Watanabe

Carline -- So make something of it. -- Tenco Watanabe

CFH -- My team is embedded and waiting--some good ones there.  So until the TOGS
begins or you return to Veastian--cheers. -- Jack Wolfspider
P.S.  In case you haven't heard--I'm Cartel all the way now--Cosa Family.

Nhavarl -- Discrimination against Rirorni?  What's a Rirorni?  I really prefer
bananas. -- Flying Marmoset

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
Assurnasirbanipal invites all to use his computerized warrior management tool.  The
program is the most extensive management tool ever created.  It was meant to run on a
PALM OS PDA, but will run (emulated) on a PC or MAC.  You can get this program on the
web at: http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SUNGOD DESIGNED ME devastated JENNY THE MULE in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
INZOLAS was subdued by CARLINE in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
MUSHAD demolished JURRASIC LARKS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GALO THE RED was defeated by NORPRAMINE in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
FLYING MARMOSET devastated NHAVARL in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
HANDOW bested SHRILL BALROGG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
TIRO COCO was handily defeated by JIB AH in a 1 minute uneven fight.
STILTZ vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TOYOTOMI was vanquished by BIL BALROGG in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TRONJI-ZAR lost to WINTER WITCH in a popular 3 minute brutal fight.
TENZO WATANABE was handily defeated by SWAMPY THE GOBLIN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SILVER BELLE was demolished by JABBA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BISHOP slimly lost to PEACE in a exciting 4 minute bloody novice's contest.
AUGUST beat ONAKA in a 2 minute gory amateur's conflict.
KINOSHITA vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
STBD won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 4 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -   8 -  1      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    50 -  33 -  2      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  32 -  2      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  15 -  1      35  |

Turn 401 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  6         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   JENNY THE MULE 4215        13   9  0   67 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
BASHING ATTACK   STILTZ 4265                 6   5  0   56 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JENNY THE MULE 4215.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TRONJI-ZAR 4303.  The ten other most popular fighters were BISHOP 4272, 
INZOLAS 4288, PEACE 4306, AUGUST 4271, STBD 4311, CARLINE 4266, MUSHAD 4287, GALO THE 
RED 4268, HANDOW 3960, and JIB AH 4276.

The least popular fighter this week was KINOSHITA 4309.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SILVER BELLE 4269, TENZO WATANABE 4239, TOYOTOMI 4262, TIRO COCO 4260, 
JURRASIC LARKS 4278, and ONAKA 4301.

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