Date   : 06/23/2003    Duedate: 07/05/2003


DM-46    TURN-403

This Weeks Top Honors


(46-3697) [14-8-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VEERS                          POSITION IS EMPTY
(46-3697) [14-8-0,128]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

(46-3407) [17-40-1,92]         (46-1554) [15-14-1,77]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
2. DRAGONBALL Z (330)          21      HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
3. HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)    20      Unchartered Team
4. CLEVER LINGO (155)           2
5. DEATHTONGUE (89)           -24       (129)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)  86  63  3 57.7   1/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)         10  5 1
 2/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         948 709 51 57.2   2/ 3 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   8  7 0
 3/ 3 CLEVER LINGO (155)        57  49  7 53.8   3/ 2 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)  8  7 0
 4/ 4 DRAGONBALL Z (330)        59  72  3 45.0   4/ 4 DRAGONBALL Z (330)        6  3 0
 5/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  231 356  7 39.4   5/ 5 CLEVER LINGO (155)        0  4 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[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #8 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Tankesh parried the guard captain's thrust and riposted, cutting the man's sword
arm.  Minor wound, wouldn't stop him, wouldn't even slow him down.  Damn.  He parried
again.  This guardsman was too good, he had no business being this good!  Off to the
side, Kasarya gave a sudden squeak, and the sounds of struggle there ceased.  Tankesh
still couldn't turn to look, but he had the uneasy feeling that one of the other
guardsmen was going to sneak up on him from the side, if he couldn't take this one
out of the fight in a hurry.  The guard captain knew it, too, and pressed him harder.
     There was a soft explosion, a nearly silent puff of air, but the ground shifted
under his feet.  Tankesh sprang back, disengaging automatically, and the guard
captain did likewise.  Both men looked around quickly.
     At first glance, nothing seemed changed.  At second glance...nothing seemed
quite the same.  The building Tankesh was facing across the street, of sooty red
brick imperfectly plastered, turned browner and somewhat cleaner, though still
imperfectly plastered.  The air, usually cool and damp even in summer, was suddenly
hot and dry.  Excited voices called out in a language that sounded like Akhaddic
but...not quite the same; Tankesh didn't recognize many of the words he was hearing.
He stared at the guard captain, who stared back at him, wide-eyed.
     The ground rocked again, and there was a sound, or not quite a sound, like
ripping silk.  Dirty red brick and damp, cool air.
     Before the guardsmen could react to the second change, Tankesh whirled and
grabbed Kasarya's arm, jerking her away from the man holding her, and plunged down a
convenient alley...which he didn't remember being there before, but he wasn't going
to look this gift horse in the mouth.  With any luck, the guardsmen would be too
shaken to pursue them.  Not that GOOD luck had been a prominent feature of his day so
far.  Which meant it was about time for that to change, dammit.  He was due some good
luck!  The alley turned sharply and plunged into a tunnel formed where the second
stories of the buildings on either side reached out to touch each other.  He watched
alertly for open doors or gates, anything to get them into more shelter and
concealment, because the guardsmen would have recovered quickly, and he thought he
could hear them behind, stumbling over barrels in the alley and pounding on doors.
No, wait, there hadn't BEEN any barrels in the alley....
     Worry about that later.
     The immediate need was to get away.
     The alley took another sharp turn and opened out into a little courtyard filled
with harsh, hot sunlight.
     Not Zuwayza.
     But there were enemies here, just the same.  Men in robes and turbans and the
dark, hawk-nosed faces characteristic of the Karnhorns turned at the sound of running
feet, hands going automatically to the curved swords that each wore at his waist.
Tankesh darted sideways, dragging Kasarya after him, in the hopes of finding an exit
or at least putting a wall at his back.  Tripped over something--he heard the sharp
yapping of a dog as he fell.  His head slammed against something else, hard, and that
was all he knew.

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

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 232): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 465): THE ARDIVENTI CHEF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 465): TIGER JIM of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 458): SARGENT SUGAR of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 454): VIKING of SAVAGES (Tarzan, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 455): GLORY of DARKENED PRIDE (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 455): R'AKA of THE DREADLANDS (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 451): VALLISNERIA of THE GREENHOUSE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 416): BIRDBRAIN of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 410): GWYN AP NUDD of CAER SIDHE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 402): VEERS of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 179): MERADI of KING AND COUNTRY (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 314): CROW of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 304): MIDNIGHT RAMBLER of WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): KING TEC of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 232): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 465): none
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 465): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 458): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 454): none
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 455): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 455): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 451): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 416): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 410): BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 402): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 179): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 314): SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 304): WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): none
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 350): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 232): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
                           BETHUNES of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
               (turn 231): WEIRD WILLIAM of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 465): THE ARDIVENTI CHEF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
                               HITCHING POST of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
                               PIOTR WYSMYK of 'CROSSED UP (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 465): TIGER JIM of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
              (turn 464): BEAVIS of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 458): DEAF SMITH of THE ZOO (Morris, mgr.)
               (turn 457): MAJOR MUFFINS of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
                           SANDY of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 453): DOMINIK HASEK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 454): DEADMAN of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 451): FUNKY ELVIS of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 415): JUDAS PRIEST of THAT 80'S METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 314): BAKY PARFUM of OGRES ARE US (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 304): MIDNIGHT RAMBLER of WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): CENTURION of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
                             BARRETT of DARQUE FORCES IV (Master Darque, mgr.)
                 (turn 133): BEER of STUFF I BROUGHT (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, um, I'm not sure quite what to say.  I didn't really expect to get the throne.
Then I didn't really expect to keep it.  I bet you were surprised, eh Chi-Chi?  Hmm,
not much to say.  If you see someone named Morden, kill him.


                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ARDIVENT?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now let's all watch DRAGONBALL Z's heads 
swell from their 3-0-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of 
course, we're all terribly impressed to see MARLI BLUBELL win a fight and gain 15 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BULMA beat OLLIE FUNT and OLLIE FUNT lost 10 points.  
You're breakin' my heart.  Going for broke or broken, our Duelmaster OL' JOE COLLIN 
challenged this turn.  And if variety is the spice of life, ARDIVENT may be getting 
bland, as VEERS stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but 
why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, ARDIVENT?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ARDIVENT, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
DEATHTONGUE the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it 
looks like CLEVER LINGO avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  CHI-CHI was challenged more times this turn than the 
Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Let's see, 8-4-2.  Pretty good record for 
a living warrior.  A sad one though, for a dead one.  Such is the case for OLIVER of 
DEATHTONGUE.  Tsk.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VEERS 3697                   14   8  0   128       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BINKLY 3472                  14   6  2   106       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 OL' JOE COLLIN 3407          17  40  1    92       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHI-CHI 3656                 19  11  0    89       DRAGONBALL Z (330)
 COURIER 3739                  9   5  2    81       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
 HUMOROUS WHIM 1554           15  14  1    77       CLEVER LINGO (155)
 BANANA JR 3715               12   8  0    73       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FILAREE 3479                 13  19  1    65       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-TRINKET 1939                  5   6  0    61       RIVER WARDENS (184)
 OPURT 3750                    8   3  0    60       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 YAMCHA 3736                   9   7  2    57       DRAGONBALL Z (330)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DODGER 3772                   5   2  0    37       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
 BULMA 3753                    5   5  0    35       DRAGONBALL Z (330)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VANICE 3775                   4   2  0    29       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 LURKER 3746                   7   5  0    26       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
 MARLI BLUBELL 3755            2   7  0    25       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INTIMATE FACADE 1841          2   0  0    19       CLEVER LINGO (155)
 FOND MEMORY 3776              2   2  0    15       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-ROGUISH WAYS 1813             3   3  0    13       CLEVER LINGO (155)
 OLLIE FUNT 3778               2   1  0    13       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-MOMENTARY LAPSE 1847          1   0  0    10       CLEVER LINGO (155)
 PURPLE SASH 3777              1   2  0     5       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LILLEE JO 3503         9 18 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 YAMCHA 3736           399 NOT REVE

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
OLIVER 3745            8  4 2 DEATHTONGUE 89        RUTHLESS JAYWALKER 11 403 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sorry about no personals last turn.  I was on vacation, and my friend's computer
died. -- Technogeek

     A likely story....  I hope you had a good vacation though. -- Ed.

Bulma -- Ohh, that sounds like a nasty disease or sumthin'. -- Dodger

Marli -- Ha, victory for Purple Sash!

Yamcha -- Man, who's got a aspirin? -- Lurker

Fond Memory -- Oi, keep fighting like that lass, and ya will be. -- Ollie

Filaree -- Seems like our dance card is always full. -- Banana Jr

Humorous Whim -- If you want me to laugh, boy, you're going to have to come up with
something classier than a pratfall. -- Ol' Joe

Ollie Funt -- (sigh)  I couldn't remember what I was supposed to be DOING out there.
How embarrassing. -- Fond Memory
P.S.  Er, ah, if you could, you know, give me a hint from time to time, it'd be a big

Purple Sash -- That shade of purple hurts my eyes.  Next time we meet, I'm bringing
smoked glasses. -- Marli Blubell
P.S.  Of course, then I won't be able to see you at all....

Banana Jr -- I dislike bananas, and you have given me no reason to rethink my
position. -- Filaree

A standby!  Gotta love it. -- Vanice

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VEERS devastated OL' JOE COLLIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
HUMOROUS WHIM lost to CHI-CHI in a exciting 2 minute expert's Challenge battle.
OLLIE FUNT was overpowered by BULMA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
BINKLY devastated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BANANA JR was subdued by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute master's competition.
OPURT was vanquished by NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
COURIER overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
OLIVER was unbelievably slain by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a action packed 1 minute melee.
FILAREE viciously subdued DODGER in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
YAMCHA overpowered LURKER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MARLI BLUBELL handily defeated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
VANICE demolished PURPLE SASH in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FOND MEMORY handily defeated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  19 -  2      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        22 -  15 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  12 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     30 -  32 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  14 -  0      22  |

Turn 403 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  VEERS 3697                 14   8  0  128 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
TOTAL PARRY      CHI-CHI 3656               19  11  0   89 DRAGONBALL Z (330)
WALL OF STEEL    HUMOROUS WHIM 1554         15  14  1   77 CLEVER LINGO (155)
AIMED BLOW       OPURT 3750                  8   3  0   60 DEATHTONGUE (89)
LUNGING ATTACK   YAMCHA 3736                 9   7  2   57 DRAGONBALL Z (330)
SLASHING ATTACK  DODGER 3772                 5   2  0   37 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OL' JOE COLLIN 3407.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HUMOROUS WHIM 1554.  The ten other most popular fighters were BANANA JR 
3715, FILAREE 3479, CHI-CHI 3656, COURIER 3739, OLIVER 3745, DODGER 3772, VEERS 3697, 
BULMA 3753, BINKLY 3472, and VANICE 3775.

The least popular fighter this week was PURPLE SASH 3777.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were OPURT 3750, OLLIE FUNT 3778, OL' JOE COLLIN 3407, FOND MEMORY 
3776, MARLI BLUBELL 3755, LURKER 3746, YAMCHA 3736, VANICE 3775, BINKLY 3472, and 
BULMA 3753.