DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/07/2004    Duedate: 02/03/2004

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-212

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MING
DYNASTIC (433)
(45-3755) [11-9-1,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MING                           MYTHING LINK
DYNASTIC (433)                 MYTH TAKES (458)
(45-3755) [11-9-1,101]         (45-3972) [5-1-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUNFLASH                       CANTBELIEVEIT
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
(45-3474) [22-13-0,89]         (45-4030) [1-1-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIKES MORGUE (460)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. P.A.C. (462)                41
2. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       35      DYNASTIC (433)
3. DYNASTIC (433)              27      Unchartered Team
4. MOJO P@TROL (451)           24
5. MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)      23      MIKES MORGUE (460)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MIKES MORGUE (460)        20   8  1 71.4   1/ 1*MIKES MORGUE (460)       10  5 1
 2/ 3*P.A.C. (462)              10   5  0 66.7   2/ 8*P.A.C. (462)             10  5 0
 3/ 2 DYNASTIC (433)            61  38  3 61.6   3/ 5 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     8  4 0
 4- 4*ELDRITCH FURY (461)        3   2  0 60.0   4/ 2*MYTH TAKES (458)          8  7 0
 5/ 5 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)    77  55  3 58.3   5/ 3 DYNASTIC (433)            7  3 0
 6/ 7*MYTH TAKES (458)          17  13  1 56.7   6- 7 DARQUE FORCES (428)       6  4 0
 7/ 6 PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)     57  46  4 55.3   7/ 4 EMETICS (406)             6  5 1
 8- 9 DARQUE FORCES (428)      118 102  7 53.6   8/16 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     6  9 0
 9-10 AVID FANS (65)           111 102 10 52.1   9/ 6 PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)     6  9 0
10/11 EMETICS (406)             54  57  2 48.6  10/ 9 MOJO P@TROL (451)         5  9 0
11/12 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     84  90  1 48.3  11/10 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)    5 10 0
12-13*MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      14  16  2 46.7  12/14*A DEAL'S DEAL (457)       5 10 0
13/15 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     25  31  0 44.6  13-11 AVID FANS (65)            4  6 0
14/14 MOJO P@TROL (451)         24  30  1 44.4  14-13*VENDETTA INC. (463)       4  6 0
15-16*VENDETTA INC. (463)        4   6  0 40.0  15-12*MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      3  2 0
16/17*A DEAL'S DEAL (457)       11  24  0 31.4  16-15*ELDRITCH FURY (461)       3  2 0
17-18*POP STARS (464)            2   8  0 20.0  17-17*POP STARS (464)           2  8 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                           Slaughterhouse Report:  Turn 5

My computer broke!  I had to do this report the old fashioned way--by hand.  So
without further ado--let's see who's doing what in the Slaughterhouse.

 1. Mikes Morgue          turn 5 - 40 points - total 154
 2. Myth Takes            turn 5 - 35 points - total 109
 3. Pendragon Cycle       turn 5 - 20 points - total 106
 4. Mordred's Madmen      turn 5 -  0 points - total  96
 5. Avid Fans             turn 5 -  5 points - total  80
 5. Mutant Hammerz        turn 5 -  0 points - total  80
 7. Emetics               turn 5 - 10 points - total  69
 8. Mojo Patrol           turn 5 -  0 points - total  64
 9. Dynastic              turn 5 - 30 points - total  60
10. A Deal's a Deal       turn 5 - 25 points - total  57
11. Superior Forces       turn 5 - 24 points - total  56
12. Darque Forces         turn 5 - 25 points - total  55
13. PAC                   turn 5 - 25 points - total  46
14. Vendetta Inc.         turn 5 - 20 points - total  37
15. Eldritch Fury         turn 5 -  0 points - total  24
16. Pop Stars             turn 5 - 17 points - total  17

Nice move by Nyth Takes to slip into second, but Mikes Morgue widens its lead with a
kill.  An 0-5 turn for Mordred's Madmen?!  Still, this is only the half of it and
many teams still have a chance at it.

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       THE STARTING LINE-UP FOR THE CANNELTON BULLDOGS

    ***Offense (Split T) ***

Tight End           Bill Lemaire   (Frenchy)    Free Blade
Left Guard          Dennis Leitner (Bullwinkle) Andorian
Center              Wayne Smith    (Smitty)     Andorian
Right Guard         John Minto     (Minto)      Darkholm
Split End           Tom Taylor     (TT)         Darkholm
Quarterback         Mike Spencer   (Spens)      Free Blade
Fullback            Jack Tuggle    (Tug)        Free Blade
Flanker             Kean Heck      (Keano)      Andorian

Most dependable plays .....
   Option right
   Quick pass
   Quarterback sneak
   Reverse

    ***Defense (4-1-2-1 or 4-diamond) ***

Left End            Jim Cassidy    (Cassidy)    Free Blade
Left Tackle         Paul Hay       (Hay)        Free Blade
Right Tackle        John Minto     (Minto)      Darkholm
Right End           Kean Heck      (Keano)      Andorian
Center Linebacker   Wayne Smith    (Smitty)     Andorian
Left Halfback       Jack Tuggle    (Tug)        Free Blade
Right Halfback      Tom Taylor     (TT)         Darkholm
Safety              Mike Spenser   (Spens)      Free Blade

A tribute to the guys of yesteryear.

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #75 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Zukal:

     Ghenis threw down the handful of papers in disgust.  Invoices for the purchase
of black candles and sacrificial knives, chickens, rabbits...potatoes?  An angry note
from the man in charge of the cult's storeroom, demanding an investigation to
determine what had happened to three yards of black cloth and a pound of onions that
should have been there and weren't.  A requisition for a cushion "to kneel on while
praying"--gods!  Members of dark cults were supposed to be TOUGH.  All these
pettifogging little details were an insult to the whole IDEA of a dark cult.  He had
a dark suspicion that Pelishtekan had deliberately dumped this work on him, this
FILING, to get back at him for something.  The Ferencian was always "getting back at
people," and often for the slightest of slights.  It just showed you what kind of
people Easterners were!
     Ghenis looked at the papers that were now scattered on the floor of his cubicle
and came to a decision.  He had had enough.  He walked out into the hall, taking care
to tread on as many of the papers as he could in the process.  These "administrative
details" were the Ferencian's doing, but there might, still, be a proper dark god at
the head of the cult.  He would find out, and if there was such a deity, he would
give it proper worship, with blood--and not chicken or rabbit blood--and dark deeds.
And if not...Pelishtekan would find out that Hell had NOTHING like the fury of a dark
cultist scorned.
     Ghenis began to consider ways in which he might discover the truth at the heart
of the cult.

Elsewhere in Zukal:

     Jorja rubbed her forehead tiredly, which didn't do a thing to relieve the
headache.  She wasn't sure just how SHE had been appointed to organize the overthrow
of Sekahos, one of Inzolas' men and the current ruler of Zukal.  What business was it
of hers?  She was Adantri, dammit.  She sighed.  Doreg's doing, probably.  Doreg
was--or had been--one of the Bandit Princes of Zukal.  Their association had been
brief; she hadn't even liked the man much.  But apparently that was enough.  By
Mantor's blazing sword, it was MORE than enough.
     If getting rid of Sekahos was what it took to shut up the yammering Bandit
Princes, then she would do it.
     The first thing she needed was information.  Spies.  She began to go over the
list of gladiators she might call on for assistance.

Somewhere between Veastian and North Fork:

     Emir Kyreses of Veastian shrugged and sighed.  "I know.  You meet the Mad
Khaliv's minions on land, and I have no doubt they're a major problem.  But--"
     "AND we shelter YOU from them," Gorich of North Fork cut in.  "WE bear the
burden of his demon soldiers, not--"
     "We meet them at sea," Kyreses countered.  "Most of our ships are destroyed or
dare not return from southern ports, no sailors can be found who will ship out of--or
into--Veastian.  To say nothing of the damage this has done to our economy, we--"
     "Something must be done."  Gorich glared at Kyreses, daring him to counter THAT
statement.
     The Karnhorn did not.  "I agree.  But I don't know what will answer our needs
best.  To kill the Mad Khaliv is obvious, and it MAY be enough...or it may simply
free all the demons he's bound to his service."
     "Aye."  The swampman was silent for a moment.  Then he shrugged.  "But at least
it's a place to start.  But to assassinate the Mad Khaliv will take men very nearly
as mad as he is."
     "Gladiators," Kyreses said.  "That is who we must send."

This is a general call for warriors who want to be in adventures.  Any warriors from
any arenas, Basic or Advanced, any region, are welcome.  A personal or a diplo to
Scribe will do the trick.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 481): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 479): SNAGGLE PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 475): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 476): ROWARDENN of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 474): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 473): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 236): COA PATTY of KESSEN (Iker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 465): PYGMY SHREW of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 461): FIZGIGG of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 459): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 452): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 416): FACE BREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 340): WORMY of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 320): SWINGLINED SUE of PISSED AT WORK (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 366): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 481): DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 479): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 475): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 476): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 474): DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 473): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 236): none
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 465): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 461): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 459): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 452): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 416): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 340): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 320): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 366): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 479): DENOGGINIZER of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 475): WEDNESDAY of THE DARK TIDES (Diaretic, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 473): FOGGY DEW of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
                            ADOBE of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 465): PYGMY SHREW of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                   (turn 233): FREY of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 459): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 210): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 205): THE MIGHTY SORE of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
                   (turn 204): BEAR KEEPER of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 192): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Bedwyr, I wish you better luck next time, against somebody else.
     It appears that I am to leave here and go blanket the Isle with seasonally
appropriate precipitation.  I leave here 13-9-9-17-15-4-17 PR, favorite LO, high/
high.  Odd that.  No ratings starting with D, but I've got the rest.
     I figure my success--a ripper leaving a competitive arena at 23-11?--is due to
being left-handed.  Which means I'm in my right mind, and all that good stuff.

                                        Snowfall

P.S.  I will automatically go to Crysalis, of course, but probably not as an active
warrior.  I'm not really into pain and indignation, and have no desire to be
repeatedly down-challenged by Andorians.

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon STORMCROWE, 
for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  What's a move up by 8 you ask?  (alright, 
maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to NORTHERN LIGHTS.  Good 
things come to those who fight well, as P.A.C. can attest, moving up by 6.  MORDRED'S 
MADMEN had cause to celebrate, after ALICE OSBORNE got 18 points by beating MYTH 
OLOGY.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after 
losing 14 points to ALICE OSBORNE.  (Discrete enough, MYTH OLOGY?) You could cut the 
tension with a scimitar as UTHER of PENDRAGON CYCLE met the Duelmaster.  Those who 
hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by UTHER, of PENDRAGON CYCLE, who 
despite a 12-8-2 couldn't overcome STORMCROWE's Number 1.  Word has it one team in 
STORMCROWE is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so 
did the "warriors" in STORMCROWE avoid SUPERIOR FORCES.  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, MYTH TAKES scurried away from SUPERIOR FORCES.  Oh, the shame!  Is 
it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it 
is, GALAHAD is the most challenged warrior.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  GARGLE SPEW of 
EMETICS spared ROMANOV (10-9-2) from having to lose any more fights.  What's your 
next plan, DYNASTIC?  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs 
be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  STORMCROWE, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The 
Shadow's Fountain.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MING 3755                    11   9  1   101       DYNASTIC (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UTHER 3691                   12   8  2    92       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE BEER VENDOR 1975         16  12  1    90       AVID FANS (65)
 SUNFLASH 3474                22  13  0    89       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 HAPSBURG 3754                15   5  0    88       DYNASTIC (433)
 BEDWYR 3835                  11   7  0    88       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
 NORA BATES 3883               8   7  0    80       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-MARILYN 3712                 17  21  2    78       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 THE SMELL OF IT 3564          9  15  1    78       EMETICS (406)
-MOTHER 3741                  11   5  1    69       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-HOT LIPS 3743                13   3  0    68       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 ZINDELLA AZRON 3898           7   4  0    67       MOJO P@TROL (451)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARGLE SPEW 3902              8   4  1    66       EMETICS (406)
 ALICE OSBORNE 3970            5   2  0    65       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 PLANTAGENET 3756             14   6  0    64       DYNASTIC (433)
 SHARLA MANSON 3936            7   3  0    61       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 CONVULSIVE HURL 3563          5  18  0    61       EMETICS (406)
 32ND PTOLEMAIC 3940           6   3  0    60       DYNASTIC (433)
-THE STATISTICIAN 2309        12  12  0    58       AVID FANS (65)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MYTHING LINK 3972             5   1  0    49       MYTH TAKES (458)
 STORM SERPENT 2416            9   6  0    46       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
-CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960        5   1  0    45       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 MYTH OLOGY 3975               4   2  0    42       MYTH TAKES (458)
-THE JANITOR 2545              6   6  0    41       AVID FANS (65)
 TWIGS 4003                    3   0  0    41       P.A.C. (462)
 SHARD 3507                    7  18  1    40       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 DAGORA SAVON 3896             6   5  1    39       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 BENEVOLENCE 3986              5   1  1    35       MIKES MORGUE (460)
-BOMBSHELL 3914                5   4  1    34       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIKINGS 4004                  3   0  0    32       P.A.C. (462)
 DEATH FOG 4017                3   0  0    29       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
 SWINGANDAMYTH 3971            3   3  0    29       MYTH TAKES (458)
 SCOURGE 3987                  4   0  0    28       MIKES MORGUE (460)
-ANGEL HAMMER 3962             4   2  2    26       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 ARTHUR 3982                   4   3  0    25       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
 ZEBRAS 4007                   1   2  0    25       P.A.C. (462)
 NEAR MYTH 3973                3   3  1    24       MYTH TAKES (458)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUCKY MOHAWK II 4001         4   1  0    23       MIKES MORGUE (460)
-A TALENT SCOUT 3950           3   2  0    23       AVID FANS (65)
-COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951       3   2  0    21       AVID FANS (65)
 USURIOUS 3989                 4   2  0    20       MIKES MORGUE (460)
-GOAT 4012                     2   0  0    20       VENDETTA INC. (463)
 VOR'EIV TAVERS 3916           4   6  0    18       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 POSTHUMOUS PETE 4024          2   1  0    18       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 WALRUS 3995                   1   5  0    18       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-PALIN 3997                    1   0  0    18       ELDRITCH FURY (461)
 GALAHAD 4002                  3   2  0    16       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
 PYROTECHNICS 4018             3   0  0    16       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
 GOLDEN ACES 4006              3   0  0    15       P.A.C. (462)
 DIMINUTIVE 3990               3   3  0    14       MIKES MORGUE (460)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEAST HAMMER 3963             2   4  0    14       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 LANCELOT 3994                 2   4  0    14       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
 JILTED JILL (MAD?) 4013       1   3  0    14       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 CONCERTINA 3965               3   4  0    13       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
-MASTER DARQUE 4008            1   1  0    13       VENDETTA INC. (463)
 HIT & MYTH 3974               2   4  0    12       MYTH TAKES (458)
-SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961         1   5  0    12       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 DOOR NUMBER 3 3966            2   5  0    11       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 TESS BUNDY 4038               1   0  0    11       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-BUGBEAR 4000                  1   0  0    11       ELDRITCH FURY (461)
-BISHOP HAMMER 3993            2   2  0    10       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 TEARSA 3954                   2   4  0    10       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 CANTBELIEVEIT 4030            1   1  0     9       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
-SIMBUL 3998                   1   0  0     8       ELDRITCH FURY (461)
 FRANCINE KRUGER 4015          1   2  0     7       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-JESSICA S. 4028               1   0  0     7       POP STARS (464)
-RICKY M. 4029                 1   0  0     6       POP STARS (464)
-ABRAXIS 4010                  1   1  0     4       VENDETTA INC. (463)
-BRITNEY S. 4023               0   2  0     4       POP STARS (464)
 FROSTBITE 4014                0   4  0     4       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-C.F.H. 4009                   0   2  0     2       VENDETTA INC. (463)
-LANCE B. 4019                 0   2  0     2       POP STARS (464)
-FIRE HAWK 4011                0   2  0     2       VENDETTA INC. (463)
-SPASM 4026                    0   1  0     1       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-WOOD TROLL 3999               0   1  0     1       ELDRITCH FURY (461)
 KOTHAS JAPFIN 4031            0   1  0     1       MOJO P@TROL (451)
-JUSTIN T. 4027                0   1  0     1       POP STARS (464)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LOBOTAMY LOU 4032      0  2 0 A DEAL'S DEAL 457     MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     212 NONE    
WHAT'S IT'S 3969       2  1 0 A DEAL'S DEAL 457     ANGEL HAMMER 3962     208 NOT REVE
ROMANOV 3753          10  9 2 DYNASTIC 433          GARGLE SPEW 3902      212         
JANE FAUST 3992        3  2 1 MORDRED'S MADMEN 409  BENEVOLENCE 3986      211         
ICE PRINCESS 3911      4  5 0 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393   JANE FAUST 3992       208 NONE    
ACORNS 4005            0  3 0 P.A.C. 462            STONE GOLEM 26        212 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A Talent Scout -- I had you deduced to three styles.  I set my strategy to fight two
of the styles I had guessed.  I guessed WRONG!  By some stroke of luck (and I stress
luck), I was able to pull out the win. -- Bombshell

Binge N Purge -- So continue my troubles as of late.  I'm on a LOOOONG losing streak
with no light shining at the end of the tunnel as of yet.  Good luck in ADM.  Maybe I
can join you some day, but I'm guessing it is going to be a LOOONG time before that
happens.  Ah, the perils of a 13 Wit. -- Marilyn

Mything Link -- It was just pure experience that helped me win that one.  I'm not
complaining about the win, but I do need to fight some more experienced opponents so
I have a chance to learn more skills. -- Mother

Romanov -- I love style advantage, but I hate fighting friends.  Come by the CHOIR in
Chimlevtal and I'll buy you a drink or 6. -- Hot Lips

Pyrotechnics -- Maybe we can meet again before this contest ends.  I'll get a
strategy prepared just for you...in about 6-10 fights. -- Spasm

Jack Wolfspider -- I am unable to get the fight info from RSI.  Sorry. -- Abraxis

Goat -- Best as I know these are the V.C. teams here!
Dynastic:  Jack Wolfspider
Mordreds Madmen:  Abraxis
Darque Forces:  Master Darque
Mutant Hammerz:  Hammer
MojoPatrol:  VooDoo
               -- Abraxis

Dagan LifeGiver -- TEXAS! -- Abraxis

Frostbite -- What I like about my name is I don't have to mention anything concerning
return on their savings and checking accounts, in my bank.  What I like about your
name is I KNOW where I could go when I mention it to YOU.  NOTE:  I'll try harder
next time.  OK?? -- Usurious

Nor' Elv -- My mother says my birth was as bad as our battle.  Ouch!  I HURT ALL
OVER.  As for another dance--I'd enjoy it, ouch! -- Chucky Mohawk II

Mordreds Madmen -- My condolences on your warrior Jane Faust's demise at the hand of
my warrior Benevolence.  My thinking is if this wasn't The Slaughterhouse contest
this event would not have occurred.  He stands ready to meet our commitment. -- Mikes
Morgue

All -- Acorns was a 19-19-15-9-7-9-6 basher who didn't learn (naturally) and couldn't
crit.  He will not grow into a big oak.  How sad. -- Coach (switching from single-
wing to split-T)

Congratulations, Snowfall of Northern Lights!  What a ripper of a Duelmaster!
Salute. -- Coach and The P.A.C.

Hammer, my friend, may The Force be with you in all your Eastern teachings.  Spread
the word! -- Coach of P.A.C. (and all The Consortium)

Vendetta -- I must admit to being a little slow as I have no idea what "Abraxis, his
name says it all" means.  What is Abraxis? -- Coach (not really educated in that
formation)

Yes, Crip, 8-man football requires padding.  It is not a namby pamby sport like
synchronized swimming, or tiddlywinks, or Toronto baseball or rugby. -- Coach
P.S.  Thank you for the ambidextrous information.  I will do my best to keep the
locker room antics out of the equation.

Usurious -- How about those tackles, pal?  I'll bet I made your day. -- Twigs

Posthumous Pete -- I may have been the racehorse, but you were the stud. -- Zebras

Door Number 3 -- I would have done better had it been my choice.  Well fought, Big
Oak. -- Acorns

Frostbite -- I feel lucky to have gotten out of that without being sacked or trumped!
-- Golden Aces

Abraxis -- Gotcha with the quarterback sneak! -- Vikings

Francine Kruger -- How'd ya like them apples?  HAR! HAR! HAR! -- Concertina

Acorns -- So close, yet so far.  Perhaps a little more giddy-up in your get-a-long.
-- Door Number 3

Zebras -- Oof, wiped out and then some.  Ding dang horse's fundament, bobbin n'
weavin n' all.  Hold still!!! -- Posthumous Pete

Master Darque -- Another loss.  How can I be so bad when I'm sooooo good? -- Jilted
Jill

The Statistician -- Crunch those numbers, eh? -- Sunflash

Gargle Spew -- That's fairly disgusting. -- Shard
P.S.  Which you knew already, I'm sure.

Swingandamyth -- But you DIDN'T!  You hit me. -- Walrus
P.S.  Ouch.

Golden Aces -- I don't understand that.  Are the aces the only part that's golden?
Because if so, a person would always know who held the aces.  And if that's not so,
if ALL the cards are golden, why comment on it specifically in your case? --
Frostbite the Confused

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ACORNS was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
LOBOTAMY LOU was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
FRANCINE KRUGER was narrowly defeated by BENEVOLENCE in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
UTHER was vanquished by SNOWFALL in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BEDWYR was defeated by MING in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge Title match.
ZINDELLA AZRON viciously subdued CONVULSIVE HURL in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
SHARLA MANSON was beaten by THE SMELL OF IT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MYTHING LINK overpowered SHARD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
ALICE OSBORNE vanquished MYTH OLOGY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
TWIGS overpowered CHUCKY MOHAWK II in a 2 minute uneven Challenge duel.
DAGORA SAVON overpowered GALAHAD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
VOR'EIV TAVERS was outwaited by SCOURGE in a slow 12 minute Challenge bout.
DOOR NUMBER 3 was demolished by VIKINGS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SWINGANDAMYTH handily defeated DIMINUTIVE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
ARTHUR demolished CONCERTINA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
JILTED JILL (MAD?) handily defeated FROSTBITE in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
GOLDEN ACES unbelievably bested CANTBELIEVEIT in a 8 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
PYROTECHNICS beat LANCELOT in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
DEATH FOG viciously subdued USURIOUS in a popular 8 minute brutal Challenge brawl.
NORA BATES was subdued by HAPSBURG in a exciting 1 minute bout.
SUNFLASH savagely defeated PLANTAGENET in a 2 minute bloody master's fight.
ROMANOV was butchered by GARGLE SPEW in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
32ND PTOLEMAIC won victory over STORM SERPENT in a popular 2 minute match.
WALRUS handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute uneven duel.
HIT & MYTH was devastated by ZEBRAS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
NEAR MYTH defeated TEARSA in a 1 minute fight.
POSTHUMOUS PETE vanquished KOTHAS JAPFIN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TESS BUNDY won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         LUNGING ATTACK    81 -  43 -  4      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         TOTAL PARRY       50 -  34 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         AIMED BLOW        20 -  16 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   51 -  42 -  6      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  33 -  2      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  22 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  23 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  27 -  1      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  23 -  1      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  44 -  1      28  |

Turn 212 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  6         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  6         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MING 3755                  11   9  1  101 DYNASTIC (433)
STRIKING ATTACK  UTHER 3691                 12   8  2   92 PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
PARRY-LUNGE      SUNFLASH 3474              22  13  0   89 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
TOTAL PARRY      PLANTAGENET 3756           14   6  0   64 DYNASTIC (433)
AIMED BLOW       SHARLA MANSON 3936          7   3  0   61 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SUNFLASH 3474.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CANTBELIEVEIT 4030.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEATH FOG 4017, 
32ND PTOLEMAIC 3940, LANCELOT 3994, HAPSBURG 3754, SUNFLASH 3474, LOBOTAMY LOU 4032, 
MING 3755, ZINDELLA AZRON 3898, MYTHING LINK 3972, and ALICE OSBORNE 3970.

The least popular fighter this week was SCOURGE 3987.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VOR'EIV TAVERS 3916, GOLDEN ACES 4006, KOTHAS JAPFIN 4031, HIT & MYTH 
3974, ROMANOV 3753, PLANTAGENET 3756, USURIOUS 3989, PYROTECHNICS 4018, FROSTBITE 
4014, and CONCERTINA 3965.

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

SNOWFALL (45-3473) NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff