Date   : 06/26/2003    Duedate: 07/09/2003


DM-43    TURN-403

This Weeks Top Honors


(43-4270) [10-1-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WENSINWASIN (428)              JURIM'S TEAM (429)
(43-4270) [10-1-0,100]         (43-4289) [4-2-0,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORGAN CRUSADE (392)           BADLANDS (227)
(43-4215) [14-10-0,76]         (43-4071) [4-4-0,40]


MEDS (432)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WIDOWMAKERS (115)           49
2. MEDS (432)                  15      WENSINWASIN (428)
3. JURIM'S TEAM (429)          14      Unchartered Team
4. THE FAMILY (116)             6
5. WENSINWASIN (428)            5      MEDS (432)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WENSINWASIN (428)         21   9  1 70.0   1/ 4*MEDS (432)                7  4 0
 2/ 2 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)     252 151 14 62.5   2/ 1 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)      7  7 0
 3/ 3*MEDS (432)                13   8  1 61.9   3/ 2 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         6  4 0
 4/ 4*JURIM'S TEAM (429)        22  16  0 57.9   4/ 3 THE FAMILY (116)          6  9 0
 5/ 5 BADLANDS (227)            45  34  0 57.0   5/ 9*JURIM'S TEAM (429)        5  4 0
 6/ 7 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         57  56  2 50.4   6/ 7 BADLANDS (227)            4  1 0
 7- 6*EASTERN HORDE (430)        6   6  1 50.0   7- 5*EASTERN HORDE (430)       4  2 1
 8/ 8 THE FAMILY (116)         294 359  9 45.0   8/ 6 WENSINWASIN (428)         4  3 0
 9- 9 THE FIVE RONIN (425)      23  30  1 43.4   9- 8 THE FIVE RONIN (425)      2  3 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 #63 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<


     With all the snow of the winter just past, the lake was higher than usual.  At
least two feet higher, Spymaster Torric guessed, looking at the water that now stood
waist high in the doorway of the old arena records building.  He hadn't liked going
in there to hunt for old records when the water was barely up to his knees.  Now...
no.  No way he was going in there; anything could be hidden by that dark water.
     "What idiot made the decision to leave the records down there, anyway?" Jorja,
manager of Sweet Magic, asked.  "It's so stupid!"
     Torric shrugged.  "Gladiators and managers don't have the copyright on stupid,"
he said mildly.  "I'm not sure if it was Arenamaster Rillion or First Citizen Makrok
who made the decision, but the other one concurred in it."
     "Sounds like maybe the both had something to hide," Garfield, manager of Arena
Felines, murmured.  "I wonder what?"
     "Don't we all," Torric responded.  That Rillion tA and Makrok should have a
secret they had succeeded in hiding offended him.  He was supposed to be able to find
things out, and so far he hadn't scratched the surface on that.
     "Are the records even THERE?" Garfield asked.  "Maybe Rillion tA just said
they're stored down here to keep you from finding out that they're gone."
     "They were here a little while ago."  Torric frowned.  "Four years?  Five?
Something like that, I think--but I know the records still existed back then,
whenever, because I consulted them to find out about the earliest teams here.  For
Sleepy, that was.  Then something came up--the invasion, I think?  Anyway, I didn't
go back.  But--"  He jumped as a crazy howl floated over the water.  "I hate coming
here so late in the day," he muttered, glancing anxiously to the west.  The sun was
slipping behind a bank of clouds.
     "If somebody's messing around in the records storage, late in the day is the
time to watch for him.  Be glad we can't see in the dark and watch after sunset!"
Jorja advised.
     "Huh.  I wish now I hadn't mentioned that Jaguar saw someone down this way."
Garfield eyed the dark water with disfavor.  "Better I should have stayed at the
guildhouse and whacked him a couple of times for wandering around where he shouldn't
     The howl came again, from far out over the lake.  A chorus, several voices
saluting the coming night.
     "Loons," Torric said uneasily.  "We always have some loons on this lake.
Horrible birds."
     "It sounds more like wolves to me," Jorja countered, "or even hounds."
     "Not on the lake!"
     "I know, but--"
     Another chorus of howls, this time accompanied by a deep-throated hunting horn.
     "It IS hounds!"  Garfield backed up a couple of steps.  "I don't like dogs."
     "And I don't like anything that can hunt on the surface of the lake," Jorja
agreed.  She backed up with him.  Spymaster Torric was already behind them and edging
farther back.  "But I'd like to know what it is."
     "It's us cats that are supposed to be curious," Garfield reminded her.
     "Yeah, but it kills you cats.  Don't want that--who'd I have to talk to?"  She
stiffened, staring out over the water intently.  With the sun sinking into the clouds
and the forest shadowing the lake anyway, it was hard to be sure, but she thought
something--bigger than any water bird--was moving out there.
     The horn blew once more, a long note with more chilling menace in it than
anything either manager had heard.  The horn call was backed by the baying of the
unnatural pack.  The twilight took the shape of a pack of tall hounds and three lean
horsemen sweeping forward across the glassy surface of the water.
     "They're headed for the old records building," Garfield noted in a steady voice.
"I don't think I want to hang around to welcome them."
     "Right."  Jorja joined his retreat.  She shivered a little in the night air.
"This calls for strong drink in a warm, crowded tavern."

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #64 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Ibizond, Korga, and in between:

     The sun was low in the sky, less than an hour from setting, Fist of Kjarran
calculated.  He glanced at his companions, a hastily assembled group of gladiators
from Murska and hunters from Ibizond.  They had all heard of the killer that stalked
this stretch of road at night--Cadal had insisted on telling them, just to make sure
they all knew, which Fist thought was a mistake--and they were nervous.  Well, it was
time for them to turn back, and their numbers should protect them from attack.
Cadal, with Aghatamar and Zilla, were somewhere ahead, waiting in ambush to attack
the killer if the killer attacked him, Fist of Kjarran.  Not a bad plan, he conceded
privately, even if it had come from a Murskan semi-barbarian.  The man was almost as
good as a true Karnhorn in his thinking....  But Cadal hadn't taken into account the
possibility that the killer might take one look at him and sheer off.  Fist caressed
the hilt of the sword at his side.  Even if the killer had never heard of him, the
Lord Protector knew that he was an impressive, even daunting, sight.  A stir among
his companions drew his attention outward again.
     "About time we turned back," one of the men said.  He seemed to be the leader,
what was his name...Finn, that was it.  "Most of these people aren't Lord Protectors,
and if the killer gets them, they're just plain dead."
     Fist nodded.  "Yes, you should have time to get back to Ibizond before dark," he
agreed.  "And we certainly don't need more deaths along here."
     They all came to a stop.  "Thing is, I don't like leaving you on your own," Finn
went on.  He looked uncomfortable about the whole situation, but of course he had no
belief in Kjarran to sustain him.  "I could stay...."
     "A generous offer," Fist responded, clapping him on the back.  It was good to be
reminded that even non-believers had courage and honor.  "But I'm supposed to be
alone, to be tempting bait for the killer.  That is the way it's planned, you know.
We can't change the plan at this late hour!"
     "I know," Finn agreed gloomily, "but I don't like it.  Well...I guess we turn
back now.  Good luck!"  He gestured to his group, and they turned back readily, even
eagerly, toward Ibizond, sturdy walls, lights, and companionship.  With a last
salute, Finn followed them, leaving Fist of Kjarran alone on the road.
     Fist of Kjarran watched them go and smiled to himself as he turned to go toward
Korga.  That was the best thing about adventures; you made new friends, met good
people you would never have encountered in your regular life.  Doing this service for
the people of the area, ridding the road of its killer, was a good thing, a worthy
effort, but making new friends was a warmer pleasure.  Whistling, he strode eastward
toward the prepared ambush.

Near Malcorn:

     Blackie, Lord Malcorn of Malcorn, stood next to the ancient stone and waited for
the moon to rise.  It would be full tonight, and he knew, because he knew most of the
natural world around Malcorn, that when it reached a certain height above the
horizon, it would shine through the hole in a more distant rock and strike squarely
onto the face of the rock beside him, revealing carvings that had been old when the
first Lord Malcorn came to this land.  The records of his ancestors said that the
Dregur were accustomed to gathering here when the moon was just so.
     "I must be insane," Tiljanz muttered behind him.
     "Courage and a sense of responsibility often looks like madness," Blackie
agreed, "even to the people exhibiting it.  You didn't have to come here tonight, but
you felt it was the right thing to do.  I can respect that in a man.  A lot."
     "Will it do any good?" the young Karnhorn asked curiously.  "We've turned the
Dregur loose, and I'd think it hard if not impossible to rein them back in."
     "We turned them loose under terms," Blackie said.  His voice hardened, becoming
the voice of the Lord of Malcorn.  "They have not kept those terms.  They were to
attack only those who came here following Inzolas.  That a few innocents might get
caught in that net by accident was...almost inevitable.  But some of the Dregur have
been actively hunting those not indicated by the terms of their release."  He was
silent for a long moment, then shrugged.  "I'm not certain that we can put an end to
these...excesses.  But I am very certain that if we don't protest, the situation will
become worse.  A failure to protest will be seen as an admission of weakness."

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

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 466): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 462): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 462): MANAGER TC'S of IT'S JUST WRONG (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 460): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 459): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz, 
                            acting mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 451): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 448): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 402): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 204): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 199): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 186): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 327): HAIRY TUB of MY BATHROOM (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 307): VLADIMIR TALTOS of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): none
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 466): ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 462): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 462): WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 460): WHEN EAGLES DARE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 459): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 451): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 448): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 402): KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 204): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 199): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 186): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 327): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 307): BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 352): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): INDIGO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 465): WILD BILL of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 462): IMA MAROON of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
                           GINGER BROWN of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 459): SEAR ICECAP of LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          BILLY LILLY of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
              (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
                (turn 445): DRY KEG of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, I am back as your Duelmaster and have to admit that even though it wasn't
a long road, it wasn't that easy.  I would like to thank Nharval, well, for being
Nharval, since that he gets all of the Duelmaster title matches and hasn't been
Duelmaster once.  Maybe one day, shoot maybe this time, who knows.  All I know is
that it won't be an easy task for him or anyone else in this arena.  One more thing,
Swordbreaker, I can't challenge you being just a chump, I mean champ, so my challenge
goes to Jenny the Mule who is also a champ but is higher than you are since she
whooped your ass and all.  So I bid you all farewell until next time.
               your Duelmaster,
                    Sungod Designed Me

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out VEASTIAN to see 
what's new.  Too bad, KORGAN CRUSADE, but MEDS was just too good to be stopped.  
JURIM'S TEAM like really fought hard to move up to 5th from 9th.  Way to go!  One 
team deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 1 after going 4-1-0.  Keep it up, 
WIDOWMAKERS!  MVP award for SWAMPY THE GOBLIN?  KORGAN CRUSADE's proud of him after 
beating STILTZ and getting 22 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  STILTZ's match 
with SWAMPY THE GOBLIN cost him a loss of 20 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster 
is being unfair?  I think SUNGOD DESIGNED ME should let NHAVARL be Duelmaster for a 
while, without fighting about it.  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his 
teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  Like, is JENNY THE MULE popular, or what?  She was challenged the 
most in all of VEASTIAN!  She's got a 14-10-0, is that good?  For sure, I was holding 
my breath when I found out LIFETAKER challenged HANDOW.  After all, haven't 
WIDOWMAKERS and BADLANDS had a long standing duel in VEASTIAN?  It wasn't a 
spectacular fight, or anything, but HANDOW wants me to write about it since she beat 
LIFETAKER.  Satisfied?  SHADOW TOMB must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair 
fights.  He challenged FLESHRENDER.  12 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they 
tell me.) I thought SHADOW TOMB showed great skill and promise when he was subdued by 
FLESHRENDER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All VEASTIAN ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  VEASTIAN is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 4270      10   1  0   100       WENSINWASIN (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWORDBREAKER 1087            15   8  0    84       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 JENNY THE MULE 4215          14  10  0    76       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NHAVARL 4222                  9  14  0    68       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWAMPY THE GOBLIN 4310        4   0  0    58       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FACE BREAKER 1099            15   6  0    55       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 HANDOW 3960                   7   2  0    53       BADLANDS (227)
-MUSHAD 4287                   3   1  1    50       EASTERN HORDE (430)
 FLESHRENDER 1108              9  12  0    49       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 FOECRUSHER 1160               7  10  0    46       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 SHADOW TOMB 4071              4   4  0    40       BADLANDS (227)
 STILTZ 4265                   7   6  0    38       THE FAMILY (116)
 CARLINE 4266                  6   7  1    37       THE FAMILY (116)
 SHRILL BALROGG 4289           4   2  0    37       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
 JABBA 4277                    5   3  0    35       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
 JIB AH 4276                   4   4  0    35       JURIM'S TEAM (429)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIL BALROG'S SON 4281         3   3  0    33       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
 JURRASIC LARKS 4278           6   1  0    30       JURIM'S TEAM (429)
 LIFETAKER 1520                3   5  0    28       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 TRONJI-ZAR 4303               3   3  0    26       THE FAMILY (116)
 LITHIUM 4300                  3   1  0    26       MEDS (432)
 WINTER WITCH 4283             3   6  0    25       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORPRAMINE 4296               4   1  1    23       MEDS (432)
-AUGUST 4271                   4   0  0    23       WENSINWASIN (428)
 PENICILLEN 4299               3   1  0    22       MEDS (432)
-PEACE 4306                    2   0  0    20       EASTERN HORDE (430)
 BIL BALROGG 4273              4   7  0    19       KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
-TENZO WATANABE 4239           4   6  0    18       THE FIVE RONIN (425)
-STBD 4311                     1   0  0    16       THE FIVE RONIN (425)
 PREDNIZONE 4298               1   3  0    15       MEDS (432)
-KINOSHITA 4309                1   0  0    15       THE FIVE RONIN (425)
-INZOLAS 4288                  1   3  0    14       EASTERN HORDE (430)
-TORE 3948                     1   2  0    13       BADLANDS (227)
-SILVER BELLE 4269             3   3  0    12       WENSINWASIN (428)
-TOYOTOMI 4262                 3   2  0    11       THE FIVE RONIN (425)
-GALO THE RED 4268             2   2  1     9       WENSINWASIN (428)
-BISHOP 4272                   2   3  0     9       WENSINWASIN (428)
 TYLENOL 3 4297                2   2  0     8       MEDS (432)
-ONAKA 4301                    0   3  0     3       THE FIVE RONIN (425)
 TIRO COCOCO 4314              0   1  0     1       THE FAMILY (116)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TIRO COCO 4260         8  8 0 THE FAMILY 116        MUSHAD 4287           402         
OFUKU 4263             3  2 0 THE FIVE RONIN 425    NORPRAMINE 4296       400         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nharval-- You are right.  You did get the jump on me the first time we fought, but
can I ask a silly question?  Who, like, won this time?  Wait a minute, didn't I get
the jump this time?  Hmmmm! -- Sungod Designed Me

YoungBlood -- The "1" in SDM's Loss column is an honor I relish.  SDM tore
Facebreaker up pretty easy.  I have no affiliation, joined the arena way back when
because I had three or four friends here.  They have long since moved on.  Here's to
a spirited rivalry! -- Soultender

Don John -- Foecrusher is always put off by looking down at a giant.  That and
constant pain of blows from a warhammer.  Have a heart; he's kinda slow. --

Jenny -- Nice work, again. -- Sword Breaker

Sungod Designed Me -- Well, I didn't manage to get my shot at a rematch this turn;
hopefully next time.  There goes that Nhavarl again going for the gusto.  Always
getting his face kicked in--but always back to give it another shot.  Takes a licking
but keeps on ticking! -- Jenny the Mule

All -- Hi, I'm Swampy! -- Swampy the Goblin

(Sorry about that.  Those are the only words I've ever been able to teach him to
say.) -- Rev. Boz

Swordbreaker -- Good fight.  Now that I'm tuned up for Sungod Designed Me maybe he
won't floor me in a couple of seconds this time. -- Jenny the Mule

Handow -- I must be getting soft without my wife and son to beat up on.  Good job of
teaching, though! -- Bil Balrog

Mushad -- You laughed!  I distinctly heard you laugh!  That was the unkindest blow of
all, and I will GET you for this.  I will return! -- Ghost of Tiro Coco

Mushad -- Don John seemed to have some idea of me bloodfeuding you for Tiro Coco's
death.  No way.  Why should I care?  He was no friend of mine. -- Nhavarl

Peace -- You're kidding, right? -- Tronji-Zar

Sungod Designed Me -- And quite well, too. -- Nhavarl

Foe Crusher -- YOU think we need more action?  So bring some of your own, big boy! --

Inzolas -- Gotcha! -- Carline

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

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

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

26 June 2003
All -- Would you be willing to proxy my lunger Ganglare at the Face-to-Face?  He's
fighting in the champions tourney.  Thanks.  Write:  Michael Rogers #25335-013, PO
Box 6000, Florence, Co 81226 -- Skullagrim

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SWORDBREAKER unbelievably bested JENNY THE MULE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
SHADOW TOMB was subdued by FLESHRENDER in a exciting 2 minute Challenge melee.
LIFETAKER was defeated by HANDOW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.
SUNGOD DESIGNED ME devastated NHAVARL in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
STILTZ was devastated by SWAMPY THE GOBLIN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
FACE BREAKER defeated BIL BALROG'S SON in a 3 minute struggle.
JIB AH was beaten by FOECRUSHER in a 3 minute brawl.
WINTER WITCH was viciously subdued by CARLINE in a action packed 3 minute fight.
SHRILL BALROGG vanquished BIL BALROGG in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
NORPRAMINE was viciously subdued by JABBA in a 3 minute novice vs. veteran duel.
TRONJI-ZAR handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
JURRASIC LARKS demolished TYLENOL 3 in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PREDNIZONE handily defeated TIRO COCOCO in a exciting 3 minute one-sided contest.
PENICILLEN devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute mismatched bout.
LITHIUM handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -   9 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    51 -  33 -  2      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  34 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  15 -  1      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  10 -  1      38  |

Turn 403 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SWORDBREAKER 1087          15   8  0   84 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
LUNGING ATTACK   JENNY THE MULE 4215        14  10  0   76 KORGAN CRUSADE (392)
PARRY-STRIKE     FACE BREAKER 1099          15   6  0   55 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
BASHING ATTACK   STILTZ 4265                 7   6  0   38 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 SHADOW TOMB 4071.  The ten other most popular fighters were JENNY THE MULE 

The least popular fighter this week was PENICILLEN 4299.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TYLENOL 3 4297, STILTZ 4265, NHAVARL 4222, BIL BALROGG 4273, FOECRUSHER 
1160, FACE BREAKER 1099, LITHIUM 4300, TIRO COCOCO 4314, JURRASIC LARKS 4278, and