DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/28/2003    Duedate: 06/24/2003

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-204

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BINGE N PURGE
EMETICS (406)
(45-3567) [11-5-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BINGE N PURGE                  ARROGANT WURM
EMETICS (406)                  FOREST PHALANX (452)
(45-3567) [11-5-0,109]         (45-3905) [4-1-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AURORA                         SNOWFALL
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
(45-3470) [14-13-0,62]         (45-3473) [17-10-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EMETICS (406)               54
2. DYNASTIC (433)              46      DYNASTIC (433)
3. MIKE'S MORGUE (435)         38      Unchartered Team
4. WILD HARPIES (441)          28
5. PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)       16      MOJO P@TROL (451)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 DYNASTIC (433)            41  24  2 63.1   1/ 4 DARQUE FORCES (428)       9  6 3
 2/ 1 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)    56  36  1 60.9   2/ 2 DYNASTIC (433)            9  6 1
 3- 3 SPRITE'S ROGUES (436)     33  22  2 60.0   3/ 7*MOJO P@TROL (451)         9  6 0
 4- 5 A MOTLEY CREW (352)       79  55 10 59.0   4/ 5 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     8  7 0
 5/ 6 PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)     36  28  1 56.3   5/ 6 EMETICS (406)             8  7 0
 6/ 7 DARQUE FORCES (428)      107  87  7 55.2   6/ 1 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)    8  7 0
 7-12*MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)   13  12  1 52.0   7/ 8*FOREST PHALANX (452)      6  9 1
 8/ 9*MOJO P@TROL (451)         13  12  0 52.0   8- 3 SPRITE'S ROGUES (436)     5  0 1
 9/11 AVID FANS (65)            96  89 10 51.9   9/13 AVID FANS (65)            5  5 0
10/10 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     70  65  1 51.9  10/ 9 KNIGHT BREED (403)        5  5 0
11/13 KNIGHT BREED (403)        26  28  0 48.1  11/14 WILD HARPIES (441)        3  7 0
12/ 8*FOREST PHALANX (452)      12  13  2 48.0  12-11 A MOTLEY CREW (352)       2  2 0
13-14 RULERS OF ARYA (344)     156 177 16 46.8  13-15*MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)   2  3 0
14/15 EMETICS (406)             35  40  1 46.7  14/12 PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)     2  3 0
15/18 WILD HARPIES (441)        18  37  0 32.7  15/18 MIKE'S MORGUE (435)       1 11 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/17 MIKE'S MORGUE (435)       17  35  1 32.7  16-16 RULERS OF ARYA (344)      0  5 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."

Malcorn:

     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
invaders.
     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===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 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  17 ALJAFIR (turn 458): BONEY OLD BEHIND of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, 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  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 226): SARCOPHAGUS of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, 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.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 350): STEVE DALLAS of BLOOM COUNTY from NIYTYOLE ISLAND
                                (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.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 458): BONEY OLD BEHIND of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out STORMCROWE to 
see what's new.  Too bad, MORDRED'S MADMEN, but DARQUE FORCES was just too good to be 
stopped.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but MORDRED'S MADMEN 
really goofed with their 2-3-0.  MOJO P@TROL like really fought hard to move up to 
3rd from 7th.  Way to go!  What was the name of that team who got 4-1-0 this turn for 
a total 35-40-1 you ask?  (Sure)  EMETICS' their name, and fighting's their game!  
MVP award for ROMANOV?  DYNASTIC's proud of him after beating A BOUNCER and getting 
22 points.  Was that a tear I saw in BINGE N PURGE's eye, as she took over 
Duelmastership?  And wasn't DEBBIE DAHMER fit to be tied!  I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  AVID FANS was STORMCROWE's most avoided team.  Is 
there some award for that?  I don't know what DARQUE FORCES' been doing.  They 
certainly haven't been accepting many fights from AVID FANS, that's fer sher.  Can 
NORTHERN LIGHTS' SNOWFALL be more popular than me?  She was challenged the most, but 
is that really the same?  GOBLIN RAIDER must not be a good enough fighter to get in 
fair fights.  She challenged GARGLE SPEW.  9 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what 
they tell me.) I thought GOBLIN RAIDER showed great skill and promise when she was 
bested by GARGLE SPEW.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All STORMCROWE ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Everyone has problems, but why did FOREST PHALANX send 
CENTAUR VETERAN to the Dark Arena?  He had a 3-1-2, and I thought he looked neat on 
the sands...  What a bummer!  A BOUNCER got wasted by ROMANOV!  But with a 6-6-2, I 
guess AVID FANS aren't too bummed.  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'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BINGE N PURGE 3567           11   5  0   109       EMETICS (406)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWORDDANCER 2997             15  12  2    98       A MOTLEY CREW (352)
 SUNFLASH 3474                19   8  0    97       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARILYN 3712                 17  16  2    86       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 IPECAC 3625                   9   5  0    84       EMETICS (406)
 DEBBIE DAHMER 3579           16   3  0    82       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 MERLIN EMBRIES 3689          11   4  0    76       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
 THE BEER VENDOR 1975         12  10  1    74       AVID FANS (65)
 MING 3755                     7   6  0    67       DYNASTIC (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOWFALL 3473                17  10  0    66       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 ROMANOV 3753                  8   5  2    66       DYNASTIC (433)
-FRIFFLE SNUFFPOT 3781         8   3  1    65       SPRITE'S ROGUES (436)
 SCORPIUS 3752                 7   2  0    65       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 AURORA 3470                  14  13  0    62       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-BRYNN RUINGARD 3777           7   4  0    58       SPRITE'S ROGUES (436)
-IEILHALLA 3841                7   2  0    58       SPRITE'S ROGUES (436)
 NORA BATES 3883               5   2  0    58       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRECHTUR 3842                 6   3  1    55       SPRITE'S ROGUES (436)
 THE SMELL OF IT 3564          5  11  1    53       EMETICS (406)
 HOT LIPS 3743                10   1  0    52       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 MOTHER 3741                   7   4  1    48       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-UTHER 3691                    7   5  0    47       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
 CONVULSIVE HURL 3563          5  10  0    47       EMETICS (406)
 ARROGANT WURM 3905            4   1  0    46       FOREST PHALANX (452)
 ZINDELLA AZRON 3898           4   1  0    45       MOJO P@TROL (451)
-SURPRISE 3826                 8   2  1    44       A MOTLEY CREW (352)
 HAPSBURG 3754                 9   4  0    42       DYNASTIC (433)
-THE TRANSIENT 3494            5   0  0    42       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 THE STATISTICIAN 2309         9   9  0    40       AVID FANS (65)
 PLANTAGENET 3756             10   3  0    39       DYNASTIC (433)
 SHARD 3507                    5  12  1    39       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-CERDIC 3690                   5   7  1    37       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
-BEDWYR 3835                   6   4  0    36       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
 LEATHERBACK 3844              8   3  0    35       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAYNOR 3549                   6   5  0    32       KNIGHT BREED (403)
-RAGNAROK 3605                 6   9  2    29       RULERS OF ARYA (344)
-SAMIEL 3889                   4   1  0    29       A MOTLEY CREW (352)
-BOUDICCA 3679                 3   7  1    29       RULERS OF ARYA (344)
-MORGIAN 3833                  3   5  0    29       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
-ASTOR SUNBRIGHT 3879          3   3  0    29       SPRITE'S ROGUES (436)
 CLAPTRAP 3804                 7   4  0    28       WILD HARPIES (441)
-KERRIGAN 3545                 6   5  0    28       KNIGHT BREED (403)
-THEODORIC 3768                4   5  1    26       RULERS OF ARYA (344)
-NEURLOS 3770                  4   4  0    26       MIKE'S MORGUE (435)
 XAVIER MARTEK 3895            3   2  0    26       MOJO P@TROL (451)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARGLE SPEW 3902              2   2  0    25       EMETICS (406)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHARLA MANSON 3936            2   0  0    23       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-TOUR DE FORCE 3767            2   7  0    22       RULERS OF ARYA (344)
 BOMBSHELL 3914                2   2  1    20       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 SANGAN 3938                   2   0  1    20       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 DAGORA SAVON 3896             2   3  0    20       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 THE JANITOR 2545              4   2  0    19       AVID FANS (65)
 32ND PTOLEMAIC 3940           2   0  0    16       DYNASTIC (433)
 SIORAF 3941                   1   0  0    15       WILD HARPIES (441)
-ALRIC 3875                    3   4  1    14       A MOTLEY CREW (352)
-DIRK HAMMERTOE 3492           4   1  0    13       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 NANTUKO MENTOR 3903           2   3  0    13       FOREST PHALANX (452)
 KYRIE 3942                    1   0  0    13       WILD HARPIES (441)
-NYX 3888                      3   2  0    11       RULERS OF ARYA (344)
 ICE PRINCESS 3911             3   2  0    11       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 DANDYMAN 3882                 2   5  0    11       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-REDEMPTION 3491               2   3  1    10       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 GOBLIN RAIDER 3931            2   1  0    10       FOREST PHALANX (452)
-SNAKE PLISKIN 3495            2   3  0     9       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 VOR'EIV TAVERS 3916           2   2  0     9       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 MADRA 3944                    0   1  0     1       WILD HARPIES (441)
-DELAWARE BIRD 3534            0   1  0     1       KNIGHT KILLERS (398)
-DINO KOHLER 3937              0   1  0     1       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
-JENE DE' JOY 3536             0   1  0     1       KNIGHT KILLERS (398)
 GWYNNE 3943                   0   1  0     1       WILD HARPIES (441)
-MR. KILLINGTON 3537           0   1  0     1       KNIGHT KILLERS (398)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE SCOREKEEPER 2821   1  5 0 AVID FANS 65          BOMBSHELL 3914        204         
A BOUNCER 2428         6  6 2 AVID FANS 65          ROMANOV 3753          204         
19TH (RAMESSID) 3757   5  6 0 DYNASTIC 433          MOTHER 3741           202         
CENTAUR VETERAN 3904   3  2 2 FOREST PHALANX 452    BANDIT PRINCE 25      204 NONE    
WILD MONGREL 3907      1  4 0 FOREST PHALANX 452    SPYMASTER 22          204 NONE    
CHIANA 3868            1  4 0 KNIGHT BREED 403      CENTAUR VETERAN 3904  203         
DA-2 3934              1  1 0 MIKE'S MORGUE 435     SPYMASTER 22          204 NONE    
DA-3 3935              0  2 0 MIKE'S MORGUE 435     ARENAMASTER NHOR 23   204 NONE    
DA-1 3933              0  2 0 MIKE'S MORGUE 435     ARENAMASTER NHOR 23   204 NONE    
CARDIAC UNIT 3932      0  2 0 MIKE'S MORGUE 435     SPYMASTER 22          204 NONE    
LUTHIEN MAGDA 3899     2  3 0 MOJO P@TROL 451       SANGAN 3938           204         
TAMI MCVAY 3694        6  5 1 MORDRED'S MADMEN 409  FRIFFLE SNUFFPOT 3781 202         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I'd be willing to sponsor a Slaughterhouse II to begin at the conclusion of
the Turf War II in DM 73.  I am in need of an assistant for the administration aspect
of the sponsorship.  If interested, just drop me a line in the P-Ads, diplo, or e-
mail me at MasterDarqueDM@aol.com. -- Master Darque

Centaur Veteran -- Knight Breed wasn't supposed to run, but now you have give me
reason to run at least one warrior.  Lets see how AB vs. SL goes. -- Phantasm

Ice Princess -- I know a lot of princesses, and none of them have standards. --
Bombshell

All -- I'd like to say that I'm honored to have been invited and accepted into the
Vendetta Cartel.  Specifically, the Cosa Nostra family.  I like to give a shout out
to the other VC members here in Stormcrowe:  Apex, Abraxis, and Master Voodoo.  And

an especially loud hurrah to my Cosa Nostra brothers:  Master Darque, Jack
Wolfspider, and Ungodly.  If our swords cross, let both fighters live and the better
manager win.  To all non-VC, death. -- Sensei Jan and Forest Phalanx

Fahkry -- You, you, you.  Why did you put your name out there like that.  The demons
are closing in and others in 74 are bringing up the news as well so just chill the
scales. -- the other part of the Demon Duo

UpInYa -- I think I'll let you go first. -- The other part of the Demon Duo

Warsprite -- You're coming to our world and we are waiting. -- Demon Duo

Fizban -- I won your silly little contest.  Why have I not gotten anything.  Beating
you was fun, but I want more! -- ABRAXIS

Red Raven -- Who do I collect from, you or Fizban! -- ABRAXIS

All -- Beware, Fizban has rewarded no one for winning the Slaughterhouse! -- ABRAXIS

Jack Wolfspider -- I got nothing for winning.  Let me know if you get anything! --
ABRAXIS

Mother -- I would SERIOUSLY advise you to quit this gladiatorial life.  It's too
disconcerting to get matched against you. -- Snowfall

Merlin Embries -- (scowl)  If *I* had a chance to bury you under a tower's
foundations, I WOULD. -- Aurora

Debbie Dahmer -- Good thing I don't want to be duelmistress.  That's much too exposed
a situation. -- Sunflash

Leatherback -- Steel would probably work better. -- Shard

Dino Kohler -- You are, indeed, pathetic, and also much too forward. -- Ice Princes

Luthien Magda -- (resigned shrug)  That's the way it goes. -- Shard

Dagora Savon -- That's a contradiction, you know.  To say "the better fighter won,
but you might not be so lucky next time."  Either it's luck, or it's skill. -- Ice
Princess
P.S.  Probably it's luck.

Dandyman -- That was for Dagoka.  Maybe now you will challenge one of us again.

Wild Mongrel -- I have a lot of respect for you, my friend.  You didn't beg for
mercy.  You took your defeat like a man! -- Dagora Savon

Bombshell -- Hello, my lady.  We had a great and grueling fight.  Now that you're
beaten, how's about a night on the town.  I'll buy, My Lady.  You are the one who
challenged me.  You must have liked something about me.  Maybe next time we dance
I'll win.  Yours truly...Vor'ziv Ravers

Da-Z -- You got lucky, my friend.  Next time you won't be so lucky. -- Luthien Magda

Planet Agenet -- Can anyone say "chopped salad."  Sorry, ole buddy, but it was a long
and grueling fight, but I'm glad that I won.  Thanks for the dance.  Excuse.  You
have a little ranch dressing on your shoulder.  See ya. -- Zinderella Azron

Fizban -- I got a roll up and a transfer to my account.  I guess that's my prize.
Thanks. -- ABRAXIS

Slaughterhouse Organizers -- Prize received and appreciated.  Thanks. -- Jack
Wolfspider and Dynastic

Slaughterhouse 2 is coming soon to an arena near you--in fact this one.  Stay tuned
for details. -- Jack Wolfspider

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

CENTAUR VETERAN was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA-2 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DA-3 was easily killed by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
DA-1 was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
CARDIAC UNIT was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WILD MONGREL was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
NORA BATES was devastated by IPECAC in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
MERLIN EMBRIES luckily beat SNOWFALL in a 6 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
MOTHER was savagely defeated by AURORA in a action packed 2 minute Challenge melee.
HOT LIPS unbelievably bested ZINDELLA AZRON in a popular 5 minute Challenge duel.
NANTUKO MENTOR was unbelievably bested by THE JANITOR in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BOMBSHELL put to death THE SCOREKEEPER in a popular 1 minute Challenge bout.
GOBLIN RAIDER was savagely defeated by GARGLE SPEW in a 5 minute Challenge match.
DEBBIE DAHMER was devastated by BINGE N PURGE in a 1 minute one-sided Title battle.
SUNFLASH beat MARILYN in a popular 2 minute master's conflict.
THE BEER VENDOR vanquished THE SMELL OF IT in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SCORPIUS viciously subdued PLANTAGENET in a exciting 2 minute bloody fray.
MING devastated SHARD in a 1 minute brutal one-sided brawl.
CONVULSIVE HURL subdued XAVIER MARTEK in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
A BOUNCER was executed by ROMANOV in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
THE STATISTICIAN was devastated by ARROGANT WURM in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
HAPSBURG viciously subdued CLAPTRAP in a 3 minute gory match.
LEATHERBACK outwaited FRATSFA SLAVE in a tiring 11 minute expert vs. amateur duel.
DANDYMAN was savagely defeated by 32ND PTOLEMAIC in a 2 minute gory fight.
ICE PRINCESS was vanquished by SHARLA MANSON in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LUTHIEN MAGDA was dispatched by SANGAN in a 3 minute novice's fight.
VOR'EIV TAVERS subdued MADRA in a 2 minute novice's melee.
DAGORA SAVON vanquished GWYNNE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
SIORAF overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
KYRIE vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY       72 -  35 -  2      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         AIMED BLOW        10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    78 -  56 -  4      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE       33 -  29 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  20 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  22 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         STRIKING ATTACK   70 -  97 -  2      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    39 -  60 -  3      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  48 -  4      32  |

Turn 204 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         2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  5         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  5         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BINGE N PURGE 3567         11   5  0  109 EMETICS (406)
PARRY-LUNGE      SUNFLASH 3474              19   8  0   97 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
TOTAL PARRY      MERLIN EMBRIES 3689        11   4  0   76 PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE BEER VENDOR 1975       12  10  1   74 AVID FANS (65)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SNOWFALL 3473              17  10  0   66 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
AIMED BLOW       SCORPIUS 3752               7   2  0   65 KNIGHT BREED (403)
STRIKING ATTACK  NORA BATES 3883             5   2  0   58 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AURORA 3470.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SNOWFALL 3473.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZINDELLA AZRON 3898, GARGLE 
SPEW 3902, SUNFLASH 3474, AURORA 3470, NANTUKO MENTOR 3903, SCORPIUS 3752, MERLIN 
EMBRIES 3689, HAPSBURG 3754, LUTHIEN MAGDA 3899, and BINGE N PURGE 3567.

The least popular fighter this week was LEATHERBACK 3844.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GWYNNE 3943, ICE PRINCESS 3911, THE STATISTICIAN 2309, XAVIER 
MARTEK 3895, SHARD 3507, THE SMELL OF IT 3564, DEBBIE DAHMER 3579, GOBLIN RAIDER 
3931, NORA BATES 3883, and WILD MONGREL 3907.