Date   : 07/23/2003    Duedate: 08/19/2003


DM-45    TURN-206

This Weeks Top Honors


(45-3474) [20-9-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUNFLASH                       ARROGANT WURM
(45-3474) [20-9-0,96]          (45-3905) [6-1-0,68]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNOWFALL                       UTHER
(45-3473) [19-10-0,85]         (45-3691) [9-5-2,70]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AVID FANS (65)              47
3. MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)        29      Unchartered Team
4. EMETICS (406)               28
5. MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)      21      FOREST PHALANX (452)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 THE SUNGOD XPERIEN (405)  17   5  1 77.3   1/ 2 DYNASTIC (433)           10  5 2
 2/ 1 DYNASTIC (433)            47  28  3 62.7   2/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)       8  7 2
 3/ 2 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)    62  40  2 60.8   3/ 3 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)    8  7 1
 4/ 4 PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)     42  31  4 57.5   4/ 6 EMETICS (406)             8  7 0
 5/ 5 DARQUE FORCES (428)      112  92  7 54.9   5/ 7 PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)     7  3 3
 6/ 6 WALKING DEATH (197)       84  73  1 53.5   6/ 5 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     7  7 0
 7/11*FOREST PHALANX (452)      16  14  2 53.3   7/ 8 AVID FANS (65)            6  7 0
 8/ 9 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     75  69  1 52.1   8/ 4*FOREST PHALANX (452)      5  5 0
 9/ 8 AVID FANS (65)           100  93 10 51.8   9/11*MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      5  5 0
10-10 KNIGHT BREED (403)        29  28  0 50.9  10-10 KNIGHT BREED (403)        4  0 0
11/ 3*MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)       5   5  0 50.0  11- 9*MOJO P@TROL (451)         3  7 1
12-12*MOJO P@TROL (451)         14  16  1 46.7  12/14 WALKING DEATH (197)       2  0 0
13/13 EMETICS (406)             39  46  1 45.9  13/ 0*A DEAL'S DEAL (457)       2  3 0
14/ 0*A DEAL'S DEAL (457)        2   3  0 40.0  14- 0 WILD HARPIES (441)        2  8 0
15/ 0 THE IMPERIALS (347)       20  34  2 37.0  15/ 0 THE SUNGOD XPERIEN (405)  1  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16- 0 WILD HARPIES (441)        18  42  0 30.0  16/ 0 THE IMPERIALS (347)       1  4 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                  SLAUGHTERHOUSE II

     The Slaughterhouse II begins NEXT TURN!!!  I hope that you are looking forward
to the sequel as much as I am.  Jack Wolfspider or myself (Master Darque) will give
you a run down on the scoring system next month, but I want to use this spotlight to
give you an overview of the prizes that will be awarded to the winners of this

1ST PLACE:  The grand prize winner of this contest will receive very special prize (a
            special thanks goes out to RSI--especially Sandy for this one).  The
            winner may have the favorites of one of his basic warriors revealed to
            him--just like the ADM overview!  The warrior must be from your
            Stormcrowe team, and may not be applicable to Rookies (still waiting for
            confirmation on this one).  The grand prize winner will also receive four
            team roll up certificates.
2ND PLACE:  4 team roll up certificates.
3RD PLACE:  2 team roll up certificates.

     A special prize is also being considered for the team that scores the most KILLS
during the contest.  So bring your killers and get ready to RUMBLE!!!!
     All prizes are being provided by Jack Wolfspider and Master Darque.  We are your
contest coordinators, and all contest inquiries should be directed to us.  We are not
anticipating any problems with this contest, but if a problem does arise, disputes
will be handled by Jack Wolfspider and Master Darque and those decisions are FINAL!
     You may diplo Dynastic (433) or Darque Forces (428) with any questions.  You may
also reach us by e-mail at RussTulp@aol.com or MasterDarqueDM@aol.com
     Let the carnage begin,
          Master Darque

     >)]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."

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #65 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Near Zukal:

     Ghenis grimaced at the wave of fear but set himself to defend his shelter,
himself, his horse, and Veleks.  The fear, he realized after a moment, was something
outside himself, something the monstrous hunter was attempting to impose on him.
That knowledge did not lessen the icy waves coming at him, but it let him set it away
from himself, make a space between fear and thought.  It would not find him an easy
     There was what seemed like a very long silence, with Ghenis in the ruined house
beside his fire, and the icy-eyed shadows outside.  The shadows seemed to be waiting
for something--for him to flee, screaming, probably.  And to be disconcerted by his
failure to do so.
     Ghenis reached up to touch his amulet again, then paused before his fingers
reached the cool stone.  It looked like he could handle this on his own, so better
not to invoke the dark powers.  But should he speak, demand what this shadow wanted
of him, or wait and let it be first to break the silence?  Better to wait; in a
contest of nerves, the first to break silence lost points.  He didn't have any
points, whatever they might be in this context, to spare.
     Sooner than he expected, a voice came out of the night.  It was cold, and
hollow, and deep as a cave, sounding distant, somehow, or not quite real.  Oh, it was
real, Ghenis knew that--out of the corner of his eye, he saw his horse flinch at the
sound.  But it was hard to imagine that any creature of flesh and blood might produce
such a voice.
     "Why do you not flee?"
     "Flee?  You think I should run away?"  The gladiator put as much surprise in his
voice as he could.  "Why?  I've got a fine location here, shelter from the wind and
rain, a fire for light and warmth.  Why should I leave before morning?"
     "Do you not fear me?  You should."  The voice dropped to a deeper, darker tone.
"I could rip life and soul from your puny mortal flesh--"
     "Sounds unpleasant," Ghenis agreed.  "But I'm a Lord Protector, and the Greywand
has a deal with Ahringol--he doesn't get to keep us Lord Protectors.  We get
resurrected on a regular--"
     "Ahringol!"  The name crackled like thunder in the darkness.  Scornful thunder.
"That foolish child?  These young gods have no sense of dignity, trafficking with
wizards as though they were mortal merchants!  Ahringol and Greywand are nothing to
me, what I take, I keep."
     "If you say so," the gladiator responded.  The statement that Ahringol, who had
a deal concerning gladiators, was not involved was disconcerting, but this was not
the time to show it.  "But if you could come here and get me, you'd already have done
it.  What's stopping you?" he added curiously.  "The fire, the steel, the fact that
I'm not afraid?"
     "Why should I tell you anything?"  The voice sounded annoyed now.  Almost sulky.
"You think too much."  It dropped to a note of menace.  "But one night you will be
without shelter, and then we will see what your brave words really mean."
     There was a stir in the shadows, a rushing wind of movement, and then Ghenis had
the night to himself.

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 470): E. VICTOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 464): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): MALASION of THE BLACKHEARTS (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 462): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 461): KANDY KANES of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 230): RAPAX of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 453): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 228): GILGAMESH of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): LINDEN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 448): RYANATOR of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 441): BRIGIT of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 404): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 329): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 309): ON MY WAY of SADISTS F2F (SunGod, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 354): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 470): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 464): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 462): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 461): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 230): DEMO-SQUAD (Shadowmere, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 453): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 228): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 448): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 441): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 404): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): none
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 329): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 309): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 354): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 469): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
               (turn 467): FLOWBEE of HELL-MART (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): MALASION of THE BLACKHEARTS (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           N.D. GRASSE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 462): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
                (turn 461): TY BRINSON of LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz, 
                            acting mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          BILLY LILLY of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 453): JUVENAL of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          BLUEY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 228): SIR YDER of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               BONEGRIN DEVAR of BUSHMASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
                   (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 448): RYANATOR of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
                            LEMON DROP of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
                (turn 447): A-10 of PIG BATTALION (Kellog, mgr.)
                            BEER GOGGLES of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): ZEEL BEBUB of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                               INCREDIBLE SULK of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
                               MARY ANN of SCREEN DREAMS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 328): NESSUS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
                            MOONSTONE of FLAMING FIST (Firehawk, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail Fanboys,

     It is I, Debbie Dahmer, Queen of the World.  On top once again.  This will be my
last turn as Duelmistress, as I am going to the Dark Arena to kill someone.  So,
Darque, Jack, Hammer and Voo Doo, I leave the throne to one of you.  Hold it until my
sister Nora is ready.  Just don't let that smelly Fizban have it.

               Queen of the World
               Debbie Dahmer

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon STORMCROWE, 
for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Nothing is certain in STORMCROWE, with 
changing loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--DYNASTIC.  
He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe 
FOREST PHALANX.  Last week they got 2-0-0 to drop by 4!  NORTHERN LIGHTS posted a 
nice gain, to come in 6th.  Everybody loves a winner...  In the interest of complete 
reporting, A DEAL'S DEAL got a 2-3-0 last week, on their first time around.  MUTANT 
HAMMERZ had cause to celebrate, after CANNONBALL HAMMER got 19 points by beating 
SANGAN.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after 
losing 13 points to CANNONBALL HAMMER.  (Discrete enough, SANGAN?) Duelmaster DEBBIE 
DAHMER from MORDRED'S MADMEN is going for the gold, as she Dark Arena Challenged DARK 
ARENA's DARK CHAMPION.  Ooh, the excitement!  DEBBIE DAHMER successfully staved off a 
grab for the roses by DARK CHAMPION of DARK ARENA.  Does STORMCROWE have no one 
talented enough to dethrone her?  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable 
walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are STORMCROWE's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some 
nasty rumors, the guys in AVID FANS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need 
to avoid 'em.  The warriors of AVID FANS found their efforts at combat frustrated as 
DARQUE FORCES apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Is it charming 
personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, THE 
SMELL OF IT is the most challenged warrior.  MARILYN challenged BINGE N PURGE!  Who 
says DARQUE FORCES are just a bunch of wimps!  MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES kept hers 
wits as she was defeated by BINGE N PURGE.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  DARK CHAMPION 
in the Dark Arena wasn't enough for DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN.  Maybe that 
certain serving girl(?) at The Shadow's Fountain will be!  Q:  What's a record like 
6-7-2 get you?  A:  A free trip to the Dark Arena!  This week's winner:  CERDIC of 
PENDRAGON CYCLE!  Those who owe UTHER of PENDRAGON CYCLE money and had written him 
off, take note:  he'S BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S MAD!!!  Justice was 
served as THE BEER VENDOR fought ROMANOV in bloodfeud.  Well done, AVID FANS!  Never 
one to advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see NORTHERN LIGHTS 
retaliate against DYNASTIC in bloodfeud!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match 
itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an 
overtaxed simile, I now bid STORMCROWE farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUNFLASH 3474                20   9  0    96       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAN'T BRING ME DOWN 3559     15   0  0    95       THE SUNGOD XPERIENCE (405)
 BINGE N PURGE 3567           12   6  0    95       EMETICS (406)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IPECAC 3625                  10   6  0    88       EMETICS (406)
 MING 3755                     8   7  1    87       DYNASTIC (433)
 SNOWFALL 3473                19  10  0    85       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-WRECKER 1402                 18  12  0    83       WALKING DEATH (197)
 MARILYN 3712                 17  18  2    77       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-SCORPIUS 3752                 8   2  0    72       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 UTHER 3691                    9   5  2    70       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
 MOTHER 3741                   9   4  1    69       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 ARROGANT WURM 3905            6   1  0    68       FOREST PHALANX (452)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BEER VENDOR 1975         13  11  1    66       AVID FANS (65)
 THE SMELL OF IT 3564          6  12  1    66       EMETICS (406)
 NORA BATES 3883               6   3  0    65       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 THE STATISTICIAN 2309        11   9  0    60       AVID FANS (65)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEDWYR 3835                   8   4  0    60       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAPSBURG 3754                11   4  0    54       DYNASTIC (433)
 CONVULSIVE HURL 3563          5  12  0    53       EMETICS (406)
 HOT LIPS 3743                11   2  0    44       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 PLANTAGENET 3756             11   4  0    43       DYNASTIC (433)
 JOGLI 1902                   10   4  0    43       WALKING DEATH (197)
 LEATHERBACK 3844              8   5  0    43       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 SHARLA MANSON 3936            4   0  0    43       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-SKORG 1804                   10   7  1    42       WALKING DEATH (197)
 ROMANOV 3753                  8   7  2    41       DYNASTIC (433)
-RAYNOR 3549                   7   5  0    40       KNIGHT BREED (403)
-ZINDELLA AZRON 3898           4   2  0    40       MOJO P@TROL (451)
-KERRIGAN 3545                 7   5  0    39       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 HAWKINS 2905                  7   4  1    38       THE IMPERIALS (347)
 32ND PTOLEMAIC 3940           4   0  0    34       DYNASTIC (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLAPTRAP 3804                 7   5  0    33       WILD HARPIES (441)
 SHARD 3507                    6  13  1    32       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 LAN 3287                      3   1  0    32       THE IMPERIALS (347)
-DAGORA SAVON 3896             3   3  1    31       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 GARGLE SPEW 3902              3   3  0    30       EMETICS (406)
 CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960        2   0  0    29       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 DRITZ 3299                    2   1  0    26       THE IMPERIALS (347)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOMBSHELL 3914                3   3  1    23       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 DAMON 2906                    3   8  1    20       THE IMPERIALS (347)
 THE JANITOR 2545              4   4  0    18       AVID FANS (65)
-XAVIER MARTEK 3895            3   3  0    18       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 ICE PRINCESS 3911             4   3  0    15       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 BEAST HAMMER 3963             1   1  0    15       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
-NANTUKO MENTOR 3903           2   3  0    13       FOREST PHALANX (452)
 ANGEL HAMMER 3962             1   1  0    13       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951       1   0  0    13       AVID FANS (65)
-GOBLIN RAIDER 3931            3   1  0    12       FOREST PHALANX (452)
-MASOJ 2603                    2   0  0    12       WALKING DEATH (197)
-8 BALL CORNER POCKET 3561     1   1  1    12       THE SUNGOD XPERIENCE (405)
 SANGAN 3938                   3   1  1    11       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-KYRIE 3942                    1   1  0    11       WILD HARPIES (441)
 NIMBLE MONGOOSE 3976          1   0  0    10       FOREST PHALANX (452)
 ALICE OSBORNE 3970            1   0  0    10       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-VOR'EIV TAVERS 3916           2   3  0     9       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961         1   1  0     9       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 SYNJEN 3263                   1   5  0     8       THE IMPERIALS (347)
 A TALENT SCOUT 3950           0   1  0     7       AVID FANS (65)
 CONCERTINA 3965               1   0  0     6       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 WHAT'S IT'S 3969              1   0  0     5       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
-FUN WITH WAR HAMMERS 3562     1   1  0     4       THE SUNGOD XPERIENCE (405)
-DELAWARE BIRD 3534            0   1  0     1       KNIGHT KILLERS (398)
-JENE DE' JOY 3536             0   1  0     1       KNIGHT KILLERS (398)
-SLOW AND BEHOLD 3603          0   1  0     1       THE SUNGOD XPERIENCE (405)
 ARTHUR 3982                   0   1  0     1       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
-TEARSA 3954                   0   1  0     1       MOJO P@TROL (451)
-SADISTIC BASTARD 3560         0   1  0     1       THE SUNGOD XPERIENCE (405)
-MR. KILLINGTON 3537           0   1  0     1       KNIGHT KILLERS (398)
 WHO'S IT'S 3968               0   1  0     1       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 ATTA-HERE ANNE 3967           0   1  0     1       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 DOOR NUMBER 3 3966            0   1  0     1       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HENGIST 3460                  0   1  0     1       WALKING DEATH (197)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
A BOUNCER 2428         6  6 2 AVID FANS 65          ROMANOV 3753          204 JUST REV
THE SCOREKEEPER 2821   1  5 0 AVID FANS 65          BOMBSHELL 3914        204 REVENGED
DARK CHAMPION 24       0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          DEBBIE DAHMER 3579    206 NONE    
HIGH ELF 19            0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          UTHER 3691            206 NONE    
19TH (RAMESSID) 3757   5  6 0 DYNASTIC 433          MOTHER 3741           202 NOT REVE
LUTHIEN MAGDA 3899     2  3 0 MOJO P@TROL 451       SANGAN 3938           204         
PSYLOCKE HAMMER 3964   0  2 0 MUTANT HAMMERZ 456    DAMON 2906            206         
AURORA 3470           14 14 0 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393   MING 3755             205 JUST REV
CERDIC 3690            6  8 2 PENDRAGON CYCLE 426   WURM KIN 27           206 NONE    
SIORAF 3941            1  1 0 WILD HARPIES 441      DAGORA SAVON 3896     205         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Dis's Applejack speakin at ya, an I've been run outten more arenas den ya
probable knew existed.  Slaughterhouse!  S'gotta nice ring, n' here we are.  Deese
are "A Deal's a Deal" a lost concept in modern times, but some a us remember da more
honorable days when a man was proud ta give his good word cause he knew it stood fer
somethin.  Before tha welshers took over.  S'a good thing we done lost here, folks.
More'n like'll never see it's like again in our lifetimes. -- Applejack
P.S.  An example...da end a "Kelly's Heroes"  No one double-crossed.  Man ta man dey
had a deal.  Wouldn't happen today.

Nora Bates -- Your future here looks brighter than Norman's anyway. -- The Beer

Bombshell -- You can go on your merry way now.  Revenge was served lukewarm at best.
-- The Statistician

32nd Ptolemaic -- Your mother needs spelling lessons. -- The Janitor

Master Darque -- What would a Slaughterhouse be without the Madmen.  Of course we
will participate. -- ABRAXIS

All V.C. -- Well it looks like we have another arena (Stormcrowe).  Top three career
honors, top three current teams, four of the five teams on the move, and four of the
seven given awards (and tied for the eighth).  If that doesn't qualify this arena as
V.C., I don't know what does. -- ABRAXIS (just wait 'til C.F.H. comes back!)

Voo Doo -- It happens; just don't make it a habit.  You're a better manager than
that. -- ABRAXIS

Fizban -- Damn you, you're in the way!  No, really I welcome the competition.  Good
luck in the upcoming Slaughterhouse. -- ABRAXIS

Binge n Purge -- A random matchup, imagine that, well good luck regaining the throne.
It was an honor to fight you. -- Debbie Dahmer S.O.T.C.

Master Darque -- Consider me entered for the Slaughterhouse and the early long shot
not in a zillion years pick to win. -- Fizban

All -- As a testament to the total incompetence of Luther and Cardic.  They beat the
DA when I specifically told them both to throw the fights.  So if they fail again
this turn and somehow survive again I will be offering a one rollup bounty for the
one who can finish the job.  Now with my luck they'll both beat the DA again then
turn around and both die on their first turn of the bounty hunt.  Ugh. -- Fizban

All -- My immediate challenge is to retain the Unchartered Team position for the free
fight.  However, I expect to be challenged for this position by the newcomers who are
flocking to Stormcrowe Arena for the upcoming Slaughterhouse contest.  My collection
of Mutant Hammerz may not be the best stable assembled for the contest, but early
indications reveal that this stable may hold my interest well beyond the 10 Turn
limit of the Slaughterhouse contest.  Factor in the warm welcome from Shadowmere and
the collection of alliance mates misfits from the Vendetta Cartel and my mission work
overseas will have the added benefit of an interesting hobby unfolding upon the sands
of DM 45.  I look forward to the competition and communication from one and all
during the Slaughterhouse! -- Hammer

Tearsa -- Glad you survived the Infirmary, my lady!  Thanks for the introduction to
Stormcrowe! -- Cannonball Hammer

Convicted Thief -- Bah!  Crawl back to the swamp! -- Angel Hammer

Sharla Manson -- Jealous of my beauty?  You nearly Killed me! -- Psylocke Hammer

Persistent Beggar -- Thanks for the introduction!  Better to face you than those
hungry head hunters assembling for the Slaughterhouse contest!  Shall we meet again?
-- Shadowcat Hammer

Goblin Raider -- Such a strenuous dance partner you are!  Perhaps we will meet again?
-- Beast Hammer

All -- This was the former stomping ground of my experimental stable of Total
Parodies known as Dangerous Dames.  They have long since been banished.  My stable of
Mutant Hammerz are nothing like them.  After all, the Dangerous Dames were among many
of my experimental stables in slow arenas while I was training Milchamah in the
Noblish Island Arena many long years ago! -- Hammer

Slaughterhouse Soldiers -- The game is afoot next cycle! -- Hammer

Merlin Embries -- Someone should have buried you under a tower.  If I've already said
that, tough, I still think it. -- Sunflash

Bedwyr -- Tish. -- Shard, not feeling long on words today

Ming -- Listen, you!  That was ENTIRELY uncalled for. -- Ghost of Aurora

Leatherback -- That doesn't keep the snow and cold off, does it? -- Snowfall

Vor'iev Tavers -- (suspicious look)  You have been trafficking in apostrophes.  This
is bad. -- Ice Princess
P.S.  All strophes are bad, but apo-strophes are worst.

Assuming I remember to reactivate my team in DM 45, I would like to participate in
the Slaughterhouse.  Hopefully my old team here isn't that horrific.  Please add
Superior Forces to the list. -- Manager

Aurora and A Vouncer -- Sorry about that.  My team seems to have gotten a taste for
blood since the last Slaughterhouse.  Save it up for the contest, I tell them.  Do
they listen?  Not this bunch.  Sorry. -- Jack Wolfspider

All -- Oh yeah, in case I didn't mention it earlier, Dynastic declares its intention
to run in Slaughterhouse 2. -- Jack Wolfspider

All -- Greetings and Salutations!  After approximately a five or more year hiatus the
Imperials are returning to the sands of Stormcrowe.  We are a bit rusty so I wouldn't
be surprised if we lose many of our fights.  I will be updating Terrablood's page
(newsletter page) with info on my warriors for all to see as soon as I can.
     If by some miracle I win a few fights right off, I can only attribute it to
having advanced knowledge of the arena before introducing my fighters to the rest of
the managers.  Which is why I am updating Terrablood's page as soon as possible to
place myself on an even keel.
     Again "if" I win any of these first fights, I apologize to those that lose to me
for the negative W/L records.  (I am sure you all will get equal with me in good
time.)  (smirk)
     Note:  If any warriors die by Imperial hands, advanced apologies are being sent
out now.  I am not running anything higher than a 6 KD nor will I unless provoked to
do so.  But Death is always the courtesan of the warrior so alas there is only so
much I can do.  Yet I will hold true to my KD statement. -- signed Mordigan,
Imperials mgr.

All -- Is anyone here a frequent commentator on the Round Table?  I am curious to
learn if I am playing with anyone I have already been in contact with. -- Mordigan

All -- P.S.  The Imperials are going to be slightly role-played as far as they (the
warriors and manager) hail from the Karnhorn Empire.
     Mordigan is a naval officer that was once in charge of a small fleet of the
Karnhorn Armada and because of unknown reasons was stripped of command and placed as
Gladiatorial Manager of two arenas outside the Karnhorn Empire.
     Though as yet it is not known if he acts as political delegate or is simply an
outcast that was simply sent away so as not to be bothered with,  it is clear that
the Karnhorn Empire requires Mordigan to use only Karnhorn citizens as those that
represent their great nation in the sands.  However, Mordigan is expected to gather
them at his own expense and trouble. -- The Imperials

26 June 2003
     STOP THINKING TOGS!!!!!  It's here.  Well, almost here anyway.  We're looking at
a start date of the first turn in Aradi (DM 60) following the Fall Mail-In.  This
should give everyone sufficient time to study the new ultra-improved T#%S IV rules 
and prep accordingly.  So without further ado, here is your handy-dandy guide to
winning your very own Golden Scrod (and some other very cool prizes to be announced
officially before the start of the tourney that must not be named):
1.  Each T#%S team consists of two managers.  After the tourney starts, there will be
    no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your partners wisely.  T#%S IV will
    last for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.  The only
    team I know of so far is last TOGS winners:  Ganolus Oakleaf/Hombre of Blood
    Related/Thieves Guild.  Hey, this is fun!
2.  The T#%S entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per T#%S
    team.  This entry fee is required before the start of the tourney with no
    exceptions being made.  This is to ensure that nobody gets screwed if a team or
    manager decides to back out early.  To pay the entry fee either:
    a) send $10 cash/check/money order/ or whatever to me personally at:
       Andy Salveson
       6812 Romanzo Way
       Elk Grove, CA 95758
    b) get RSI to send me 2 team setup gift certificates.  Sorry, no credit cards and
       no old teams you have lying around will be accepted.
3.  T#%S point system:
    10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on your even challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on another T#%S warriors challenge.
    7 points for winning a random matchup against another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-T#%S warrior.  Do not fight
      your team mate, you will not get any points.  Also, you will not get any points
      if you challenge or get challenged by a non-T#%S team, so use your avoids
      wisely if you think someone is out to get you.
   10 points for being the Duelmaster.  This is in addition to all points listed
      above and will begin turn 1, so prep accordingly.
    5 points for every spotlight written by any team member, 1 per manager per turn.
      The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the
      newsletter (that's 31 lines-each line 85 characters across) and I will be
      completely firm on this.  In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will
      not be given points if they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not
      Duelmasters or fantasy related.  I will be the sole judge of this.  If you're
      unsure if I will judge something to be Duelmasters or fantasy related, then
      e-mail me before you write the spotlight and ask me.  I reserve the right to
      take points away from a spotlight after they are given if I judge at a later
      time that the spotlight has been plagiarized.
   -5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write one
      personal ad.
   -5 points for being the team that avoided the most.
     If you participated in TOGS III, you'll notice some slight changes in the points
structure.  The main things are points for random match ups against non T#%S
warriors, bonus points for being the Duelmaster, new spotlight criteria, and no
points given for being the most avoided team.
4.  I already mentioned this, but T#%S IV will start the first turn in arena 60 after
    the Fall Mail-In runs and it will last for 13 turns.  There will not be a
    Survivor format this time around, meaning no eliminations.  I will still be doing
    the multipliers at the end, however.  This means that all points accumulated by a
    team on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and all points accumulated by
    each team on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2.
5.  Prizes are yet to be determined, but I'll tell you what I know.  There will be
    prizes given out each turn to whichever team scores the most combined points on a
    given turn.  Tie breakers will go to the team with the most wins on that turn and
    then to the team with most overall points.  I have asked RSI for the same prizes
    as last TOGS which were transferring any warrior to arena 60 and renaming Aradi
    for approximately 6 months, but we'll see what they come back with.  I haven't
    decided how to split the prizes up, partly because I don't know how many teams
    will be entering yet, but I do know the prizes will be split among the top 3
    teams at the end.  I will announce the exact breakdown of everything when I know
6.  And just like TOGS III, Death Stud and I will be the sole arbiters of any dispute
    that may arise.  Whine all you like, but as Nuln told you last time, that's how
    it is.
7.  M & RR Clause (go ahead, read between the capitals):  I reserve the right to
    disallow entry to this tourney if you have a previous history of being a big fat
    mouth about everything.
     I think that pretty much covers it.  I will be accepting team entries as of now
and then posting them in the newsletters as I receive entry fees.  Please feel free
to e-mail me regarding any questions or comments at Ganolus@aol.com.  So everyone don
your best pair of leg warmers, hop on your favorite farm animal, and ride to Aradi
for the 4th kinda-annual Tournament that must not be named for no apparent reason
whatsoever, or T#%S IV, for short.  See ya'll there!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEBBIE DAHMER butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CERDIC was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
UTHER viciously butchered HIGH ELF in a popular 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena match.
THE BEER VENDOR devastated ROMANOV in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
MARILYN was defeated by BINGE N PURGE in a 1 minute master's Challenge match.
HOT LIPS was vanquished by THE SMELL OF IT in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
THE STATISTICIAN devastated PLANTAGENET in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
THE JANITOR was handily defeated by GARGLE SPEW in a 2 minute uneven Challenge melee.
ANGEL HAMMER lost to SHARD in a popular 1 minute beginner vs. expert Challenge fight.
CANNONBALL HAMMER overpowered SANGAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SHADOWCAT HAMMER was overpowered by 32ND PTOLEMAIC in a 1 minute Challenge match.
MING was viciously subdued by SUNFLASH in a 2 minute bloody Title conflict.
IPECAC was luckily beaten by CAN'T BRING ME DOWN in a popular 3 minute master's match.
SNOWFALL handily defeated NORA BATES in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MOTHER savagely defeated LEATHERBACK in a action packed 2 minute gruesome struggle.
ARROGANT WURM overpowered HAWKINS in a 1 minute bloody mismatched brawl.
BEDWYR overpowered CONVULSIVE HURL in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
HAPSBURG savagely defeated LAN in a 2 minute bloody master vs. amateur fight.
JOGLI beat DRITZ in a 3 minute expert vs. novice fight.
SHARLA MANSON overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven fray.
ICE PRINCESS was overcome by BEAST HAMMER in a popular 1 minute contest.
BOMBSHELL narrowly defeated SYNJEN in a 3 minute gory fight.
DAMON viciously butchered PSYLOCKE HAMMER in a 4 minute veteran vs. beginner match.
COLOUR COMMENTATOR savagely defeated DOOR NUMBER 3 in a 1 minute gruesome match.
A TALENT SCOUT was beaten by WHAT'S IT'S in a popular 3 minute beginner's duel.
CONCERTINA savagely defeated ARTHUR in a 3 minute brutal beginner's competition.
ATTA-HERE ANNE was overpowered by NIMBLE MONGOOSE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WHO'S IT'S was handily defeated by ALICE OSBORNE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         TOTAL PARRY       60 -  35 -  2      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    76 -  48 -  5      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         PARRY-LUNGE       28 -  27 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  21 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  22 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   63 -  84 -  4      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  17 -  1      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    35 -  57 -  3      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  39 -  3      36  |

Turn 206 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     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  5                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      SUNFLASH 3474              20   9  0   96 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
LUNGING ATTACK   BINGE N PURGE 3567         12   6  0   95 EMETICS (406)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SNOWFALL 3473              19  10  0   85 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
STRIKING ATTACK  UTHER 3691                  9   5  2   70 PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE BEER VENDOR 1975       13  11  1   66 AVID FANS (65)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    THE STATISTICIAN 2309      11   9  0   60 AVID FANS (65)
AIMED BLOW       SHARLA MANSON 3936          4   0  0   43 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
BASHING ATTACK   HAWKINS 2905                7   4  1   38 THE IMPERIALS (347)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNOWFALL 3473.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was UTHER 3691.  The ten other most popular fighters were IPECAC 3625, A TALENT SCOUT 

The least popular fighter this week was WHO'S IT'S 3968.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ATTA-HERE ANNE 3967, DOOR NUMBER 3 3966, PSYLOCKE HAMMER 3964, ICE 

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