Date   : 01/19/2004    Duedate: 01/31/2004


DM-46    TURN-418

This Weeks Top Honors


(46-3715) [23-12-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OPURT                          ANASTASIA
DEATHTONGUE (89)               RUBY DRAGONS (336)
(46-3750) [18-8-0,112]         (46-3760) [8-1-0,99]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BANANA JR                      NA'TOTH
(46-3715) [23-12-0,111]        (46-3800) [8-1-0,74]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
3. DEATHTONGUE (89)            17      Unchartered Team
4. RUBY DRAGONS (336)         -34
                                       RUBY DRAGONS (336)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325) 145  78  7 65.0   1/ 1 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325) 13  2 0
 2/ 2*RUBY DRAGONS (336)        42  26  2 61.8   2/ 2*RUBY DRAGONS (336)       11  4 0
 3/ 3 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1001 731 55 57.8   3/ 3 DEATHTONGUE (89)         10  5 0
 4/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  258 403  8 39.0   4/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   6  9 1

    '*'   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 #22 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Raoul didn't much like this Kaldrehn, or trust him at all, but there was nothing
he could do right then.  And many people, especially wizards, were arrogant and self-
centered without necessarily being bad citizens.  Well, amend that to "most wizards
were arrogant and self-centered, and SOME of them were not bad citizens...."
     "So having escaped the destruction of Krael, you're going to settle down to a
meditative life in Skaithvarn?" Hallie O'Dene asked.
     The Kraelian laughed with genuine amusement.  "Do I look like a man for the
meditative life?"  His gaze went around the inside of the tower, and his lip curled
in scorn.  "This is a way station, nothing more.  As I was the adviser and kingmaker
in Krael, so shall I be in the world that now is."
     "Krael is drowned--" Jeri began.
     The wizard shrugged.  "There are other kingdoms.  The current one in that area
is now called Andoria, is it not?"  He looked toward a shadowy stretch of wall where
a crude table stood; there was a thick black book on it.  "I shall rule Andoria in
all but name...."
     Raoul looked at the book, too, and groaned inwardly.  That would be the one
Peranis had stolen, the infamous Black Book in which the never-to-be-sufficiently-
damned Assassins' Guild had recorded all the secrets it could find that would allow
powerful Andorians, nobles and rich merchants and military figures, to be blackmailed
or coerced.  With that book, a clever man COULD rule Andoria...at least for a while.
They would have to get it away from Kaldrehn and destroy it.
     But on the positive side, it would no longer be necessary to visit the vampire
city of Leemith.  And there was only one of Kaldrehn, whereas Hallie had told them
there were thousands of vampires in Leemith.
     "Not every powerful man in Andoria is corrupt!" Jeri burst out.  "That's just a
small fraction of--"
     "There will be enough," Kaldrehn said calmly.  "You would be surprised how few
points of pressure it takes to control a kingdom!  And I am well skilled in that
art."  The wizard crossed to the doorway and looked out.
     Raoul's hand twitched toward his sword, then was still.  He didn't like to stab
a man in the back, even one who deserved it as much as the Kaldrehn seemed to.  But
he wasn't fool enough even to try against a wizard powerful enough to have moved
through time.  The man probably had eyes in the back of his head, and short way with
would-be assassins.  At least it seemed likely that Peranis had got all that was
coming to him.
     "As soon as this storm ends," Kaldrehn said, "I will cross to Andoria.  You
three will be my guides and servants.  For now.  But soon I must form my own coterie
of agents....  That should not be difficult, there are always, in EVERY land, those
who desire a measure of power and wealth, or revenge on the mighty, or simply someone
to lead them."
     Raoul's face tightened.  That was true, he knew.  Not all greedy men were
Delarquan, just as there were honorable men who were not Andorian.  He would get word
to King Mickeal as quickly as he could.  And then he would form his own coterie to
contend against the Kraelians.

Call for volunteers, good guys and bad.  A personal to Scribe or an email to
Livia@reality.com will do the trick.

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ARDIVENT!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for VALLEY-JO?  
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS' proud of him after beating THE HONEST MERCHANT and getting 19 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  ZACK got smashed by KUNG-FU MASTER, and 
lost 19 points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular gal in all 
ARDIVENT.  She got the most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) Like, BANANA JR 
must be pretty gutsy!  It challenged the Duelmaster from RUBY DRAGONS.  Does this 
beast have a death wish or what!  Was that a tear I saw in BANANA JR's eye, as it 
took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't ANASTASIA fit to be tied!  Who was the wiseguy 
that said ARDIVENT's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Seaside Manor?  Don't 
look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  RUBY DRAGONS was the most avoided team.  Is a 42-26-2 
record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why DEATHTONGUE's been 
avoiding RUBY DRAGONS so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ARDIVENT ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out 
of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANANA JR 3715               23  12  0   111       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPURT 3750                   18   8  0   112       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 OLLIE FUNT 3778              13   5  1   100       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 ANASTASIA 3760                8   1  0    99       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 PURPLE SASH 3777             13   4  2    96       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
 DODGER 3772                  16   6  1    94       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZACK 3795                    10   1  0    80       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
 NA'TOTH 3800                  8   1  0    74       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLARIS 3759                  6   3  0    65       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 DOWN BELOW 3807               6   0  0    61       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERKE 3799                    7   3  0    56       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 VALLEY-JO 3798                4   6  0    47       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 VANICE 3775                   8  13  1    42       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BERNINA COLLIN 3794           7   5  0    39       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809       4   0  1    33       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 CROW 3757                     4   5  0    29       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 FLINT HILLS 3796              5   6  0    25       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808        4   1  1    24       RUBY DRAGONS (336)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GNEISS GUY 3787               3   9  0    18       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BOBBI 3812                    1   1  0     4       DEATHTONGUE (89)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HAMMOND EGGS 3785      8  5 3 DEATHTONGUE 89        VANICE 3775           416 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ollie Funt -- Go AHEAD, then, TRAMPLE me under your big flat FEET.  See if *I* care!
-- Vanice

Crow -- I'm not sure what comes next.  Does someone have to eat you? -- Bernina

Stupid Trustworthy Scribe. -- Valley Jo

Palantiriathalasa -- A name that long is a dirty trick.  By the time the announcer
had finished saying it, you'd already hit me five times! -- Gneiss Guy

Khorne Shadowspawn -- Kinda corny, don't you think? -- Flint Hills

Anastasia -- Hope you don't mind if I try to spread these losses to a variety of my
guys.... -- Technogeek

Vanice -- Oy, nuthin' personal, little lady. -- Ollie

Anastasia -- I guess I'll have to learn a little more.... -- Dodger

Solaris -- Ho!  Is good to beat you! -- Purple Sash

10 January 2004
ZalCon2 Updates (1/9/04)

     The contest will be starting on the turn due February 23rd, 2004 and run for 20
     Only one team will be allowed for each manager in the contest, regardless of
whether additional teams are announced as contest entries.  No exceptions for any
     The Style Master points should read that there is +1 point for beating a member
of your own style even if the warrior is not registered for the contest.
     Rolling points for consecutive turns as Style Master means that your warrior
gets the extra point every turn after the first 3 that he continues to hold the
     The points for Quality Wins should be clarified to read the winning warrior is
ranked below by the number of recognition points needed for each bonus point at the
start of the fight.  For example, Warrior A (3-2-0, 17) beats Warrior B (4-1-0, 35)
and receives 2 bonus points under Quality Win for the 18 point difference in the
     I believe that is all the clarifications for the moment, please feel free to
email, diplo, call or write me with any other questions or concerns about the
          Robert Occhipinti aka Zalgor Prigg

10 January 2004
                *     *     *  Third Annual Turf War  *     *      *

     Come one and all to DM 47 (North Fork) for the Third Annual Turf War!  Rules of
the contest will be posted in Turn #208's newsletter (due date Feb. 23).  The contest
will begin on Turn #209 (due date March 22).
     So, get a team there and register!  To register, you must send me a donation of
one (1) rollup CERTIFICATE.  Then, declare your alliance and team in the North Fork
personals.  You may also declare a warrior as champion, and that warrior will earn
(or lose!) double points in the contest!
     Roll-up certs will be *ALL* awarded as prizes, in addition to:

*** Highest Scoring Alliance -- Gets to Rename DM 47 for 6 months!
*** Most returns from DA (Alliance) -- Rename DA monsters for 6 months!
*** Most listings as "Style Masters" (Alliance) -- Pick arena to host the April "05
    Grand Tournament!
*** Warrior with the most awards -- Arenamaster named after him for 6 months!
*** Alliance with the most awards -- Pick the slow arena for TW 4!
*** Team with most "Style Master" listings -- Discover favorites of one warrior on
*** Warrior with most "Style Master" listings -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns!
    (I'll transfer $7.50 to the manager's account)
*** Alliance with the most kills -- Rename the stand-ins for 6 months!
*** Highest scoring Warrior -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns.  (I'll transfer
    $7.50 to their manager's account.)

     The contest will run for 10 turns, with the winners announced on turn #220.  See
the Turn #208 North Fork newsletter for complete rules and scoring system!  Direct
"declarations" to:  A.D. in the personals, and prize pot entry donations to:
                      Jason Mazuch HSP H-2
                      P.O. Box 339 #924385
                      Sparta, GA  31087-0339
     By snail mail or diplo through RSI.
               Bloody Sands!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BANANA JR unbelievably bested ANASTASIA in a 3 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
DOWN BELOW handily defeated VANICE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
OLLIE FUNT vanquished VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ZACK was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute fight.
OPURT demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DODGER viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal fight.
PURPLE SASH devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BERKE was unbelievably bested by SOLARIS in a action packed 3 minute gruesome melee.
NA'TOTH viciously subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a action packed 2 minute gruesome fight.
KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN savagely defeated GNEISS GUY in a 3 minute fight.
VALLEY-JO overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
PALANTIRIATHALASA was overcome by BERNINA COLLIN in a 2 minute contest.
FLINT HILLS subdued TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute master vs. novice match.
CROW handily defeated BOBBI in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -   5 -  2      87  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   7 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  13 -  2      68  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  1      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 418 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BANANA JR 3715             23  12  0  111 DEATHTONGUE (89)
AIMED BLOW       OPURT 3750                 18   8  0  112 DEATHTONGUE (89)
SLASHING ATTACK  OLLIE FUNT 3778            13   5  1  100 DEATHTONGUE (89)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANASTASIA 3760              8   1  0   99 RUBY DRAGONS (336)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZACK 3795                  10   1  0   80 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
TOTAL PARRY      SOLARIS 3759                6   3  0   65 RUBY DRAGONS (336)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BANANA JR 3715.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NA'TOTH 3800.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANASTASIA 3760, DODGER 
3772, BERKE 3799, BANANA JR 3715, KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809, ZACK 3795, OPURT 3750, 

The least popular fighter this week was BOBBI 3812.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, VANICE 3775, GNEISS GUY 3787, PURPLE SASH 3777, 
VALLEY-JO 3798, SOLARIS 3759, OLLIE FUNT 3778, DOWN BELOW 3807, CROW 3757, and FLINT 
HILLS 3796.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn: