Date   : 12/02/2003    Duedate: 12/29/2003


DM-47    TURN-205

This Weeks Top Honors


LAND OF OZ (217)
(47-4350) [13-7-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DRAKE'S COMICS (463)           MY DAY (557)
(47-4490) [18-10-0,150]        (47-5067) [4-1-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

100% COLUMBIAN                 CUP OF CAT
COFFEE RULES! (505)            MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
(47-4874) [11-7-2,89]          (47-4926) [11-6-0,99]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LAND OF OZ (217)            45
2. DRAKE'S COMICS (463)        41      SPOONERTIKS (523)
3. THE JESUITS (524)           38      Unchartered Team
4. MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)      32
5. FANTASTIC FIVE (477)        27      MY DAY (557)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SPOONERTIKS (523)         71  33  4 68.3   1/ 2 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   11  4 1
 2/ 3 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   213 119 17 64.2   2/ 5 LAND OF OZ (217)         10  4 1
 3/ 4 LAND OF OZ (217)         373 259 12 59.0   3/ 1 COFFEE RULES! (505)       9  6 1
 4/ 6 DRAKE'S COMICS (463)     126  93  4 57.5   4/ 3 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)      9  6 0
 5/ 5 COFFEE RULES! (505)       83  62  3 57.2   5/ 7 DRAKE'S COMICS (463)      8  4 0
 6/ 8*MY DAY (557)              13  10  0 56.5   6/10 THE FEDERATION (539)      8  7 0
 7/ 7 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         542 425 29 56.0   7/ 8*MY DAY (557)              7  6 0
 8/ 1*BORDEAUX - SAINTES (561)   8   7  0 53.3   8/ 9 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          7  7 0
 9/ 9 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     263 242 26 52.1   9/ 4 SPOONERTIKS (523)         7  7 0
10-10*DREWS CREW (546)          10  10  0 50.0  10/15 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    6  6 0
11-11*MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)      2   2  0 50.0  11/11 CARNIVAL (411)            6  9 0
12/12 CARNIVAL (411)           135 140  7 49.1  12- 6*DREWS CREW (546)          5  5 0
13/13 THE FEDERATION (539)      42  45  1 48.3  13/13 PURE POISON (478)         5  8 1
14-14 SCREEN DREAMS (488)       56  81  5 40.9  14/14 FANTASTIC FIVE (477)      5 10 1
15/15 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    79 116  2 40.5  15-12 SCREEN DREAMS (488)       4  4 1
16-16 THE 7TH ORDER (294)       50  75  6 40.0  16-16*AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)     3  7 0
17/ 0 THE JESUITS (524)         33  54  7 37.9  17-18*MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)     2  1 0
18/17 PURE POISON (478)         22  36  2 37.9  18-19 THE 7TH ORDER (294)       1  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 FANTASTIC FIVE (477)      22  42  1 34.4  19/17*BORDEAUX - SAINTES (561)  1  4 0
20-19*AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)      4  11  0 26.7  20/ 0 THE JESUITS (524)         0  5 0
21/ 0*EXALTED PATH (565)         0   5  0  0.0  21/ 0*EXALTED PATH (565)        0  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                         North Fork's Swampvivor Competition
                                       Turn 17

     Yeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaaaaw!  Welcome to da Swamp.
     Things were up in the air, as we got down to the last four teams last turn.
Bear Keeper's Graduation clinched Carnival's advancement to the medal rounds, but who
among the remaining contenders would advance.   Well Mr. Coffee claimed the
duelmastership on a 3-2, as well as picking up the Current Top Team award for a hefty
sum of points.  That left Spoonertics and Royal Flush to battle for the last spot.
Spawn's Spooneys were quaking in their boots after a 1-4 turn, however, Crip's Crap
collapsed with a 1-3 turn (Where, oh were has Ten O'Chtitlan gone, oh, where oh where
can he be!) to get knocked out of Swampvivor.
     Swampvivor competition is now down to the final three.

Team updates:

CARNIVAL - 49 points for TOM #3.  Total score for turn 17 - (9697 points)
Bear Keeper - 14 points for challenge, 11 Points for Real Bashmaster, 9 points for
#10 most popular, 9356 points for ADM invite
Nettles - 44 points for win
Franc N'Steen - 88 points for win, 32 point penalty for #5 Unpopular
Perfect Parri - 49 points for win.
Crabbs - 49 points for win, 18 points for challenge, 42 points for up and coming

COFFEE RULES - 5 points for short spotlight.  484 points for current top team, 200
bonus points for best spotlight.  Total score for turn 17 - (997 points)
Bombay - 34 points for challenge
101 Proof! - 88 points for win, 117 points for DM, 12 points for Wastemaster
Sugar Cube - 98 points for win
Latte - 0 points
100% Columbian - 52 points for win, 19 points for popularity leader, 88 points for
most popular

ROYAL FLUSH - 25 points for long spot, 5 points for Personal ads.  Total Score for
turn 17 - (20 points)
King Crab - 54 point penalty for least popular
Ten O'Chtitlan - No Show?  Tourney RIP?
Black Jack Shelack - 44 points for win
Ace Bailey - 0 points
Queen of Denial - 0 points

SPOONERTIKS - 68 points for Top Chartered Team, 5 points for Personal Ads - Total
score for turn 17 (235 points)
Mutus Braximus - 0 points
Jumbo Mumbo - 0 points.
Ivan Poisy - 0 points
Tent in Quarantino - 87 points for aimmaster
Stroke Broker - 49 points for win, 26 points for challenge

SWAMPVIVOR TURN 17 RESULTS (200 point bonuses included in scores)

TEAM Score Bonus
1. CARNIVAL (411)      9697
2. COFFEE RULES! (505) 1197 "200"
3. SPOONERTIKS (523)    235

200 points for best personal ad went to Oz The Educated.

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SWAMP JEOPARDY STANDINGS AFTER TURN 17 (bonus points not included)

TEAM      Score Bonus  Last Turn
 1. THE BEAR'S PAW (150) 11414400  "600"  1
 2. SPOONERTIKS (523)       17487         2
 3. CARNIVAL (411)          13881 "1600"  6
 4. MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)  10826  "200"  3
 5. COFFEE RULES! (505)      8253  "600"  5
 6. ROYAL FLUSH (48)         7740         4
 7. DRAKE'S COMICS (463)     4279  "400"  7
 8. SCREEN DREAMS (488)      3723  "600"  8
 9. THE FEDERATION (539)     1222  "200"  9
10. THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)   -923 "1000" 10

     Compared to lately, a lot of shuffling in the standings, as Carnival leaps from
6th to 3rd, and Coffee Rules passes Royal Flush to hold onto 5th place.  Big Losers
on the turn were Royal Flush, who get knocked out of Swampvivor, and fall two
positions in Swamp Jeopardy.
     What will happen on Turn 18?  Can Coffee Rules defend the throne, and possibly
get an invite to accumulate lots of points and a trip to the championship turn.
Looks like a battle between Spoontertiks and Carnival to avoid the bronze, unless of
course Mr. Coffee turns out to be decaffeinated.
     Stayed tuned to the results of this turn.

MC of the Swampvivor and Swamp Jeopardy Competitions
Mngr of Royal Flush

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                                Swampvivor, Carnival

     It is I, Fortune Teller, step right in, step right in.  The mystic power of
silver coins bring you answers to the mystery of the Swampvivor.  No will not discuss
the subject of 11, 413, 771.  There are some mysteries best left to the initiated.
They are dangerous.
     Ahh you inquire about Jacob's Ladder of ancient lore.  The ladder is a metaphor
of the powers of alchemy.  The ladder was a rainbow.  Two colors red and blue are
spirit and matter.  Orange is red mixing with the yellow sun.  Green is blue and
yellow.  Indigo is blue with a hint of red.  Violet is a mix of red and blue.  The
sun is gold and the moon is silver.  Out of which all mundanity is produced.  I thank
you for the profound question.

               Fortune Teller, Carnival

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #72 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Between Ibizond and Korga:

     The hound that Fist of Kjarran had crippled was dragging itself down the road
toward its approaching master, whining pitifully.  If it had been a proper dog, the
gladiator might have regretted the injury.  As it was...serve the damned beast right.
     As the hound had appeared to grow when it charged him, so did the hunter.  What
might have been a big horse--if it was a horse at all--became huge, and its rider
dominated the sky.  He...it seemed to wear a crown of cold lights, or maybe there
were northern lights in the sky behind its head.  No, that wasn't north, that was
southeast.  Fist shook his own head to clear out the fantasies.  As the rider passed
the crippled hound, he cried out in a terrible voice, a word Fist didn't know and
didn't want to know.  An evil word, he was sure.  Maybe a spell, or a vow of
vengeance.  Not that it mattered!  He had the protection of Kjarran and Jayde.  He
raised his sword against the moon-colored blade that was swinging down out of the
stars above him.
     "Kjarran and Jayde guide my hand!" Fist shouted, and then the blow fell against
his blade with enough force that it drove him to his knees.  The hunter's blade was
white as bone, his own turned red as life's blood, and warmth came into his hands
from his two-handed grip on it, and down his arms, to counter the icy air that
cloaked his opponent.  He was a little surprised to find himself still alive after
such a blow, more surprised still to find his blade unbroken.  Nothing but the direct
intervention of his god Kjarran and the god's Daughter Jayde could have preserved his
life, he was sure.  And the only proper way to show appreciation of that aid was to
get up and fight.  Which he would do.
     As the hunter's blade was withdrawn and raised for another blow, Fist lurched to
his feet.  The hunter was thundering more of his evil-sounding words, they seemed to
streak toward him like arrows, like an icy hail or the bitterest wind of winter, and
it was hard to stand against them, the coldness and the hate and the fury.
Impossible to stand against another powerful sword-stroke delivered in their wake.
Fist did the only thing he could think of and threw himself forward under the falling
blade, slashing at the horse's forelegs where it reared high, then at its belly as he
rolled under it and out into the road.
     The horse screamed as cold-gleaming coils emerged from its belly and came down
on all four feet, stumbled when one of its front legs wouldn't hold, and fell.  The
hunter leaped free, but the fallen horse was now between him and his prey.  Cold
light, colder than moonlight and without that clean purity, shivered around him.
     The intestines that had spilled from the horse writhed like snakes, or like an
animated snare, coils twisting toward Fist.  If they caught him, the gladiator
believed they would be like a snare and would hold him for the vengeance of the
hunter.  He edged backward, not taking his eyes off the hunter but wondering uneasily
what had become of the hounds.  The idea of one or two of those hell-hounds coming up
behind was enough to shake the steadiest nerves.
     As though in answer to his worry, one of the hounds howled pain behind him.
     "We've got your back," Cadal said.  At that moment, the barbarian's voice was
the sweetest sound Fist could imagine.
     "Serimna shield us all with her mercy!" Zilla added.
     There were several butchery whacks interspersed with screams, and Aghtamar
growled, "What does it take to kill the damned thing?"
     The knowledge that his friends were at his back, ready to stand and fight beside
him, was more warming than sunlight.
     "The hounds won't close with us on their own," Cadal reported from close behind
him.  "If we can take out the hunter, we may be home clear on this."
     "That won't be easy," Fist of Kjarran observed.  "These things can be hurt, but
damned if I know what will kill them."  He staggered as one foot was dragged out from
under him.  Someone caught his arm and kept him from falling while he looked down.
And swore.  A loop of the horse's intestines had wrapped itself around his ankle.  He
slashed downward to free his foot, then threw himself to the side just as the hunter
struck.  Blades rang together as one of his comrades parried the blow.  The hunter
spoke more of his unknown words that might be spells or cursing.  Or really cursing,
if it came to that, really laying a curse.
     Fist pushed himself to his feet again and faced his opponent grimly.  "Kjarran
and Jayde, this has got to STOP."  He raised his sword, noting that the blade had
gone red again, and advanced on the dark shape of the hunter.  The blade burned as
hot as the hunter was cold and made a sound like a deep-voiced bell very far away.
Fist felt a presence, a force, move through his body, and without willing it he
lunged forward, driving the bright-burning blade toward the hunter.  There was a
roaring around him, and he felt as though he'd been caught in a twist of wind, or an
earthquake, something natural and violent and beyond his control.  It was a relief to

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #73 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<


     Fist of Kjarran rather liked being hailed as a hero in Korga.  It wasn't
something he'd expected, which made it even better.  Cadal explained to the people--
several times--that the hunter had not been destroyed, only driven off, and that the
road was still dangerous after dark, but the Korgans didn't seem to care.  They
fussed over Fist, cheered when he assured them that Aghtamar, herself a Korgan, had
been invaluable in the effort, and generally made a party out of the whole situation.
     Later that evening, when all the gladiators were so full of food they could
barely move (or didn't want to, at least), Fist drew Cadal aside.  "These people act
like all their troubles are over!" he worried.  "The hunter will still be out there,
maybe not right away, but he'll be back."
     "I know that," Cadal said, "and you know that, and more of the Korgans realize
it than you might think.  But there isn't anything else we can do about it without
help."  He smiled faintly.  "Even the kind of help you had is not exactly what we
need here.  It was enough for that night, but it was...."  He frowned, groping for
the right words, then shrugged.  "There was power enough, you understand, and the
will to help, but it wasn't really the best tool for the job."
     "What is the best tool, then?  If there is one at all."
     "I think there is a tool," Cadal said, "and I think the man who knows about it
is Lord Malcorn.  So in the morning we head for Malcorn, and we ask."


     Ghenis watched the ship _Relentless_ ease out into the channel and brushed his
hands together.  It was bound for Niatoli to further certain interests of the dark
cult.  On it was Veleks, and Cousin Og, who would look after the small thief...one
way or another.  Which freed him to attend to other matters.
     First of those other matters was a meeting with Pelishtekan, the Ferencian who
was currently the 'chief priest' of the cult.  Ghenis scowled to hide his grimace of
disgust.  He didn't like the Ferencian.  In fact, he loathed the man.  But it wasn't
necessary to like him, not really.  As long as Pelishtekan did his job, nothing else
     And right now, the man's job was to explain what manner of creature, monster, or
whatever was hunting over the lands just north of Zukal.  And how the damned thing
could be fought and destroyed.  It was in the way of certain plans that he had made
for the benefit of the dark cult...and of himself, of course.  The dark power did not
expect his minions to work for nothing but the joy of it.
     Ghenis left the waterfront behind and wove his way through the twisted and
noisome alleys of one of Zukal's poorest districts.  The cult always had its centers
among the homes of the poor.  They were the ones who had something to gain from it,
and nothing to lose, from shaking up the old order, after all.  Ghenis smiled just a
little.  He liked shaking things up.
     The cult was headquartered in a tall narrow building squeezed between other tall
narrow buildings.  The cellar, which was dark and always damp and divided into tiny
rooms no more than six feet square, was used for...storage.  More or less.  The
ground floor, reached by going down half a dozen steps from street level, was the
shrine itself.  The level above that was where the main work of the cult was done,
the plotting and planning, the gathering of information, the good stuff.  Above that,
two floors of small rooms where members of the cult lived if they couldn't do better
for themselves.  And on the top floor, the pigeons that carried messages from points
as distant as Zuwayza and Murska in the north, Rocanis, Xochithlan, and even Tricorus
in the south.  Most people had no idea how far the cult reached.
     Which was another source of amusement to Ghenis.  The authorities here in Zukal,
the very heart of the cult, had no idea that it was anything more than a handful of 
dissatisfied commoners meeting to worship some petty godling.  Ha!  If Bey Sekahos
knew how near he stood to the rim of disaster, how fast he was sliding down the slope
into hell--!  Even the Bandit Princes, who had a clearer understanding of their city,
didn't know that the cult was gaining power daily and would soon be ready to make its
move.  IF the monster north of the city could be dealt with.
     Ghenis pushed open the door of the old house and stepped toward Pelishtekan's
office, batting away the coil of incense that came up from the shrine below.  The
incense wasn't necessary, just window-dressing added to the cult worship by
Pelishtekan.  Ghenis didn't care for it.  Damned frills!  But it did seem to please
the lesser members, and of course it added to their "harmless crackpot" image.
     The Ferencian was waiting for him in the cult's office, simmering with
indignation.  As soon as the door was shut, he demanded, "What do you think you're
     Ghenis raised an eyebrow and smiled faintly, clearing off the other chair and
sitting down.  "Doing?  The cult's work, of course.  What did you think I was doing,
     "In sending Og and Veleks to Niatoli without consulting me, you were--"
     "--Doing as we agreed was necessary.  Niatoli can't be left out of our plans,
and we HAD agreed that we should send someone to lay the ground there."
     "And it was necessary to get Veleks out of the city before his fear broke the
nerve of other people.  Cousin Og will keep an eye on him."
     "If the thief's nerve is broken--"
     "He'll be fine on Niatoli.  The thing he fears doesn't seem to cross water
readily."  Ghenis leaned forward.  "Put aside your annoyance and listen to me,
Pelish.  The thing Veleks fears--let me tell you about it."  He launched into a
description of what he had seen north of Zukal, and of what Veleks had been able to
tell him.
     When Ghenis was through, the other man sat in silence for a long moment.  Then
he shook his head, seeming almost dazed.  "I had believed Alastari free of such
beings, unaccountable as that freedom had appeared.  I supposed it was the Grey
Witch's doing, that she had bound them long ago to keep them from interfering in her
plans.  Why would she loose them now?"
     "Who knows what the Witch would do?  But you do know what this monster--these
     "More or less," the Ferencian said, shrugging.  "They're remnants of the races
that inhabited Ghea before...whatever, the Old Gods or who knows what, started
meddling.  The ancient scrolls which I have seen in Ferencia speak of them as being
the rulers of the world when humans were still little more than beasts living in
caves and there were no elves or dwarves here at all."  He shrugged again.
"Unsupported myth, of course, but it does suggest that they are a very old race.
Frankly, if I'd thought of them at all, I would have supposed them destroyed here in
     "Destroyed in Alastari," Ghenis repeated.  "That implies that in other places--
such as Ferencia--they are not destroyed, and perhaps not even bound?"
     "They're BOUND, of course!"  Pelishtekan snapped, scandalized.  "Er...more or
less.  Differently in different places, of course.  But we couldn't leave them
     "I can see that," the gladiator agreed.  "So, we have these things loose here,
but they CAN be bound.  Okay, fine.  How do we do it?"
     The Ferencian blanched.  "WE don't do it, that is work for great wizards, high
priests, men of power--"
     "And no one in the cult has that amount of power?"  Scowling, Ghenis came to his
feet and leaned closer to the Ferencian, his hands braced on the desk between them.
He gathered up a fist-full of Pelishtekan's tunic.  "Are you telling me that the cult
doesn't have that kind of power?  That it's just a piddling little two-bit cult?"
     Pelishtekan paled further.  "No!  No, the cult has that power, but nobody HERE
can wield it!  And with the Arcanum so weak--"
     "The state of the Arcanum doesn't seem to be affecting the monsters," Ghenis
interrupted in a hard voice.  "Any dark god worth his worship should be able to take
care of a few monsters, Ferencian.  If I find that this is just a small time
operation for a small time demon after all, there will be HELL to pay, man, and I
will PERSONALLY see that you pay the first installment."

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 479): E. VICTOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 477): SMELLY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 473): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 473): CRIMSON of PHOENIX (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 471): TWO GLASS EYES of SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 470): TRAGIC TUESDAY of QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 235): POPPY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 462): GOLDIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 459): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 457): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 450): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 413): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 210): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 204): 101 PROOF!! of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 191): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 338): WORMY of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 318): MARTINE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 140): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 363): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 479): DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 477): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 473): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 473): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 471): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 470): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 235): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 462): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 459): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 457): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 450): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 413): KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 210): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 204): COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 191): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 338): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 318): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 140): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 363): MEOW MIX, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 479): E. VICTOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
              (turn 478): SCHIZOPHRENIC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
                          GWEN RYDER of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 477): SMELLY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 476): CUNNING CALICO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           CAT FANCY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           FASTER PUSSYCAT of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
                           PERSONAL BEJEEZUS of ESTIMATED PROPHETS (Chazz
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 471): ASH of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
                            BECKY of BLADES OF STEEL (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 462): COBRA of DEATH THREAT (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): FREY of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 458): LINDEN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 449): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 210): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 204): BEAR KEEPER of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
                   (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 337): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 139): SUNGLASSES of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail, Forkers!!

     Thanks to the MUGS for my match against Lord Protector Jumbo Mumbo.  I couldn't
get a challenge in otherwise.  The match was all Jumbo Mumbo but I managed to steal
the initiative and send him to ADM 19-2-1.  I'm the second Duelmaster for the Coffee
Rules! stable but not the last.

          101 Proof!! Duelmaster

     I salute the invaluable assistance and advice of my fellow managers:  Spawn, Oz,
Drake, Jorja, Crip, Fizban, Hammer.  And some really great competitors who forced me
to become a better manager/player or be trampled under their boots:  Slugbait, Carny,
Kat.  Finally I'd like to thank Asmo Dius for introducing me to Duelmasters and
Horace One Eye for the rollup that bought me back to the swamp, beloved North Fork!
Thank you, one and all.

               Mr. Coffee, mgr. Coffee Rules!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in NORTH FORK since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Woof!  COFFEE RULES! were 
a bunch of dogs after MYSTIC ORC FEAST got through with 'em!  3rd ain't so sweet as 
1st!  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too little dodging gave DREWS CREW a 0-0-0!  I 
got a good laugh out of it!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n 
down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, THE MIDDLE WAY 3's 10th moved them up to 2-2-0 
place.  LAND OF OZ showed NORTH FORK what they were made of as they fought with a 
vengeance to walk off with 4-0-1.  I've seen sore losers on my day, but the sword 
bait known as EXALTED PATH were really in sorry shape after getting a 0-5-0 their 
first time!  What's with CAPTAIN MARBLE?  He actually beat SPOONERTIKS' TENT IN 
QUARANTINO, and walked away with 24 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at 
DRAKE'S COMICS while they watched CAPTAIN MARBLE clobber TENT IN QUARANTINO.  It lost 
18 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  I can barely restrain 
my enthusiam for LAND OF OZ's outstanding member, Duelmaster STRAW FIRE.  I suppose 
you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, ROYAL FLUSH!  
The bums at CARNIVAL couldn't face the challenges from ROYAL FLUSH!  No excuse for 
that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, RONDOL 
QUIGLO!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Keep challenging 
up 39 points, SUGAR CUBE, and I won't have to write about you much longer.  THE 
MIGHTY SORE always accepts those kind of challenges...  As I expected, THE MIGHTY 
SORE won SUGAR CUBE.  Not to start anything, but, SUGAR CUBE, now that you've faced 
him and seen hers style, you might try it again!  SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE knows how 
to pick 'em.  He challenged BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH who is up by 18.  Now 
was this a wise move?  SPAWN perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he beat BLACK 
JACK SHELACK and ended up with 89 recognition points.  I hate going to the effort of 
writing about the kind of fights that UR BRAIN ON EGG gets in.  He fights people like 
BEAR KEEPER, 15 points below.  I thought UR BRAIN ON EGG showed great skill and 
promise when he defeated BEAR KEEPER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  AXE of LAND OF OZ got 13 points for removing another young 
punk.  Tough luck, BORDEAUX - SAINTES!  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, 
master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRAW FIRE 4350              13   7  0   118       LAND OF OZ (217)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MIGHTY SORE 4490         18  10  0   150       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
 HONEY BEAR 3032              20  14  0   121       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 UR BRAIN ON EGG 4703         13   8  1   119       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 CUP OF CAT 4926              11   6  0    99       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 ONE HIT WONDER 4680          17   6  0    98       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 101 PROOF!! 4495             17  13  0    97       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 SUGAR CUBE 4617              15  11  0    97       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 ACE BAILEY 4948               8   7  0    91       ROYAL FLUSH (48)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 100% COLUMBIAN 4874          11   7  2    89       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 SPAWN 4283                    7   6  0    89       FANTASTIC FIVE (477)
 FRANC N' STEEN 4649          17   6  0    87       CARNIVAL (411)
 FOLMOR GRIGG 4501            16  25  0    83       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 CAPTAIN MARBLE 4634          13  11  0    83       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
 BLACK JACK SHELACK 4850      11   9  0    80       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 BELANNA TORRES 4898           9   9  0    74       THE FEDERATION (539)
 TENT IN QUARANTINO 4816      16   5  0    69       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 KIRA NERYS 4941               8   5  1    69       THE FEDERATION (539)
-SEKA 4612                    11  13  0    68       SCREEN DREAMS (488)
 LATTE 4667                   16   8  0    67       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 DEEP FRIED LARD 4975         11   1  0    67       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ASOKA 2922                   10   7  0    66       THE 7TH ORDER (294)
 RAINBOW 4553                  7   7  0    64       LAND OF OZ (217)
 QUEEN OF DENIAL 4896          8  10  0    63       ROYAL FLUSH (48)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAR ACUDA 4995               5   4  0    56       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 BEARFOOT 4875                 9  10  0    55       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 INCREDIBLE HULK 4280          8   5  0    53       FANTASTIC FIVE (477)
-LARA CROFT 4980               6   4  1    53       SCREEN DREAMS (488)
 NEDDIE OGIL 4663             11  14  0    52       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 AXE 4551                      8   5  1    51       LAND OF OZ (217)
-COURAGE 4552                  7   5  1    50       LAND OF OZ (217)
 KING CRAB 4983                6   5  0    50       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-SAMMEL 2952                  12   6  3    49       THE 7TH ORDER (294)
-TARRANT 3012                  8   7  2    45       THE 7TH ORDER (294)
-ARSENIC 4285                  4   7  1    45       PURE POISON (478)
 CRABBS 5093                   4   1  0    39       CARNIVAL (411)
 BOMBAY 5043                   6   1  0    35       COFFEE RULES! (505)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STROKE BROKER 5094            4   1  0    34       SPOONERTIKS (523)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRYCHNINE 4838               7   4  0    33       PURE POISON (478)
 SEVEN OF NINE 4940            7   6  0    27       THE FEDERATION (539)
 DABO GIRL 5023                4   3  0    27       THE FEDERATION (539)
 FRUSTRATION 5067              4   1  0    26       MY DAY (557)
 BEAR NEKKID 5126              3   0  0    26       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 LEVIATHAN OF LARD 5113        3   1  0    26       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 PERFECT PARRI 4967            5   9  0    24       CARNIVAL (411)
 MASS STUPIDITY 5068           5   0  0    24       MY DAY (557)
 HENBANE 4289                  4   8  0    24       PURE POISON (478)
 HOURGLASS 5127                2   0  0    24       LAND OF OZ (217)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IVAN POISY 5112               3   1  0    23       SPOONERTIKS (523)
-NEER BEAR 5073                2   0  0    23       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
 BEARNAISE 5114                1   3  0    22       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 CYANIDE 4286                  2  10  1    21       PURE POISON (478)
 WOLVERINE 4279                3  10  1    20       FANTASTIC FIVE (477)
-KATE 4992                     3   1  0    18       DREWS CREW (546)
 RONDOL QUIGLO 4978            3   9  0    18       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-BUFFY 5086                    2   2  0    16       SCREEN DREAMS (488)
-OSWALD 4991                   2   2  0    15       DREWS CREW (546)
-STINGRAY HAMMER 5064          2   1  0    15       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
-DREW 4993                     2   2  0    14       DREWS CREW (546)
 MUTUS BRAXIMUS 5095           3   2  1    13       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 MAYHEM 5066                   1   4  0    13       MY DAY (557)
 RONY MARTIAS 5090             1   2  0    12       BORDEAUX - SAINTES (561)
 CARNAGE 5069                  1   4  0    11       MY DAY (557)
 JEAN-LUC DELPECH 5089         2   1  0    10       BORDEAUX - SAINTES (561)
 LUNIEA MILAND 5147            1   0  0    10       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 EZRI-DAX 5140                 1   0  0    10       THE FEDERATION (539)
-SAMANTHA THE WITCH 5128       1   0  0     9       SCREEN DREAMS (488)
-HAWKEYE HAMMER 5061           0   3  0     9       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
-LEWIS 4989                    2   2  0     8       DREWS CREW (546)
 TEN C-0 METER 5141            1   0  0     8       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-IRON MAN HAMMER 5063          1   2  0     7       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
-GOLIATH HAMMER 5060           1   2  0     7       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
 RENAUD DION 5088              1   2  0     6       BORDEAUX - SAINTES (561)
-MIMI 4990                     1   3  0     6       DREWS CREW (546)
 THE RAMPAGING BULK 5133       1   0  0     5       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
 NETTLES 5131                  1   1  0     4       CARNIVAL (411)
-PANTHER HAMMER 5062           0   3  0     3       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
 FORBES BUSHMAN 5130           0   2  0     2       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
-MUDDY BLARIE 5071             0   1  0     1       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
 CURARE 5132                   0   1  0     1       PURE POISON (478)
 SINISTER 5123                 0   1  0     1       EXALTED PATH (565)
 PENTACLE SILK 5122            0   1  0     1       EXALTED PATH (565)
 ARTIC PROPHECY 5124           0   1  0     1       EXALTED PATH (565)
 KIA 5125                      0   1  0     1       EXALTED PATH (565)
 DAJA LUST 5121                0   1  0     1       EXALTED PATH (565)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FLOP 5139              0  1 0 BORDEAUX - SAINTE 561 BANDIT PRINCE 25      205 NONE    
DELARUE 5091           2  1 0 BORDEAUX - SAINTE 561 AXE 4551              205         
VALLET 4963            6  6 0 DRAKE'S COMICS 463    LARA CROFT 4980       203 REVENGED
QUICKSILVER 5029       3  2 0 DRAKE'S COMICS 463    ARSENIC 4285          203 REVENGED
THE THING 4927         3  6 0 FANTASTIC FIVE 477    HIGH ELF 19           205 NONE    
WARLOCK 4837           1 10 0 FANTASTIC FIVE 477    BLACK ORC 20          205 NONE    
PROPHET 4853           1  3 1 THE JESUITS 524       SPYMASTER 22          205 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PEACE MAKER 4915       1  1 0 THE JESUITS 524       HIGH ELF 19           205 NONE    
LOYAL SERVANT 4914     0  2 0 THE JESUITS 524       ARENAMASTER OKEL 23   205 NONE    
FIRE BAPTIZER 4916     0  2 0 THE JESUITS 524       MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     205 NONE    
SACRED SERVANT 4917    1  1 0 THE JESUITS 524       BANDIT PRINCE 25      205 NONE    
BROOMSTICK 4474        8  8 0 LAND OF OZ 217        100% COLUMBIAN 4874   203         
JEM KATOREH 4499      18 22 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 506  UR BRAIN ON EGG 4703  204         
OPIUM 4287             5  5 0 PURE POISON 478       WOLVERINE 4279        203         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I want to personally welcome The Chrome Dome, Sandy's favorite pony-tail to North
Fork.  Good luck, Buddy. -- The Great & Wonderful Oz

Goat -- There was a typo in the zip code.  It said 98298.  It should have been 98208.
Any mail already sent will probably get there a little late, but it should get there.

Drake -- Someone only getting 5 fights means that they haven't been an active
presence on the sands, instead, sitting back, being chicken, trying to pick and
choose the fights on their terms.  Total wins is where it's at, and percentage can
break those ties.  Maybe in other arenas, the opposite could apply, but I don't think
it would be up to the standard expected here in North Fork. -- Crip

Kira Nerys -- I see there's a little rebel in you. -- Queen of Denial

Folmor Grigg -- You aren't supposed to keep going and going like a little pink
energizer bunny.  With your size, a quick nap should be in order. -- Ace Bailey

     Oooo, nap!  What a wonderful idea! -- Ed.

Deep Fried Lard -- Me!  Least Popular!  Let's not do that again any time soon. --
King Crab

North Fork -- Ten O'Chtitlan, RIP on R4 of the Inits tourney.  Not necessarily one to
write home about, 21-4-11-17-8-12-11 with an AdEx in initiative, but it will be
missed, as the replacement wasn't as entertaining. -- Crip, mgr. of Royal Flush

Latte -- Good try! -- Franc N' Steen

Iron Man Hammer -- That must have stung. -- Nettles

Strychnine -- Never challenge perfection. -- Perfect Parri

Cyanide -- Always an antidote. -- Crabbs

Sugar Cube -- You can't take a punch. -- Bear Keeper

Asmo & All -- Bordeaux--Saintes (561) will fight for the Vendetta Cartel in the
upcoming Turf War. -- Dr. Mabuse, Bordeaux--Saintes
P.S.  Asmo -- Look for the Roll Up Cert. -- D.M.

Oz -- I think "frothingslosher" is Polish for "scum"...so I confuse the terms!
Welcome back. -- Dr. Mabuse, Bordeaux-Saintes

Drake -- It's good to be back!  Thanks!  And now that I'm done being incompetent (off
the sands anyway...), I won't be missing any more turns for a good long while. -- Dr.
Mabuse, Bordeaux-Saintes

To Drake's Comics and The Fantastic Five -- The Exalted Path has just arrived and as
a whole we have decided that you must be destroyed.  Sincerely -- Azrael Path,
manager of Exalted Path

All -- I forgot the send in my p-ads. -- Mr. Coffee

Crip -- The suspense is killing me.  Who will be eliminated next? -- Mr. Coffee (then
there were three)

Sweet Desires -- Welcome to the swamp. -- Sugar Cube

All -- That's what I'm talking about!  Yeah!  Only 7 warriors did not fight last
cycle!  AWESOME! -- Mr. Coffee

Fizban -- Thank you.  I guess 4 awards has you smiling.  I admit being DM and top
team is nice. -- Mr. Coffee

Hourglass -- Welcome. -- Mr. Coffee

Oz -- Yes, on MY challenge.  Would you have felt better if it had been YOUR
challenge?  Having seen Broomstick's stats I again offer my sympathies. -- Mr. Coffee

Jorja -- I bet it does.  Then by all means bash away.  I really appreciate all your
help over the years. -- Mr. Coffee

All -- Happy Holidays! -- Mr. Coffee

101 Proof!! -- Congratulations, champ! -- Oz The All Praising

Fizban -- What a kind thing to say!  I appreciate it. -- Oz The All Thankful

Stroke B. -- You thought wrong.  Oz calls me dense.  Does that mean I am well built?
-- Axe

Blow Pop -- Well at least I went 4-3 in The Mailer!  Take that for all the souls
you've taken! -- Hourglass

100% Columbian -- I salute your fine and colorful skills. -- Rainbow

Tent In Quarrantino -- I think I have your number! -- Straw Fire

Henbane -- You can challenge me anytime if you're going to do that! -- Axe
P.S.  Next time leave some skills!

Fratsfa Slave -- You've got to know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em.... --

Ozers were 5-3, 4-3, 2-3, and 2-3 in The Mailer.  Mediocre at best. -- Oz the All

All -- Real life has been throwing some large spanners my way of late, as a result
I've had no time for Duelmasters this past month.  Apologies to all (here and
elsewhere!) for my silence/inactivity.  Hopefully things will begin to return to
'normal' soon.  Good luck to those remaining in Crip's Crap contest.  I feel the
favorite now is Mr. Coffee!! -- Spawn

Ur Brain on Egg -- If you eat MINE, you FIEND, I'll give you Mad Cow Disease. --
Ghost of Jem Katoreh
P.S.  Three and a half years, and it comes to this.  How anti-climactic.

Bearfoot -- Oh...step on a tack, you!  I hope you get a Visiting Orc and he eats you
out of house and home. -- Neddie Ogil
P.S.  But why house AND home?  Why shouldn't they be one and the same?  Actually,
they SHOULD be one and the same.

The Thing -- Look upon it as cheap reproduction.  Now there are lots of little
things, and you didn't have to buy somebody dinner to accomplish it. -- Rondol Quiglo

Ace Bailey -- Listen, pussycat, I need something to feed my Orc.  How about it, you
want a short-term job? -- Folmor Grigg
P.S.  I mean, I need some-ONE to feed my Orc.  Through the window, you know.  I'm too

Ten O'Chtitlan -- You don't expect me to switch over to ogling the GUYS, do you?  I
am strictly a one-way ogled, no gender-equality here! -- Neddie Ogil

Ahh.  Finally!  I'm out of that convoluted, confusing, corny, complicated, crazy
contest of Crip's.  Now, once these bloodfeuds are done, I can start getting rid of
some of the dead wood on this team. -- Drake

Fizban -- Yeah, sure.  Blame me for my challenge.  I know you suckered me into it.
You can't fool me.  I demand my four full turns to bloodfeud! -- Drake

Oz -- I didn't know the spyreporters were slickery.  Do they come that way or do they
get greased up upon being accepted for the job? -- Drake

Black Jack Shellack -- You're just jealous. -- The Mighty Sore (yep, I still count 3

Arsenic -- 3 and counting. -- Cpt. Marble

Goliath Hammer -- There's something all too Freudian about your name. -- Forbes

Ivan Poisy -- What was that you were saying? -- Dabo Girl

Queen of Denial -- Red Bull gives you wings! -- Kira Nerys

Coffee Rules -- Four awards!!!  Is that some kind of record?  Congratulations and way
to represent North Fork in the Tourney. -- 31

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE THING was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WARLOCK was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
PROPHET was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
PEACE MAKER was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
LOYAL SERVANT was assassinated by ARENAMASTER OKEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
FIRE BAPTIZER was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
SACRED SERVANT was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
FLOP was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena competition.
UR BRAIN ON EGG handily defeated BEAR KEEPER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
SUGAR CUBE lost to THE MIGHTY SORE in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
CUP OF CAT was outlasted by HONEY BEAR in a 12 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
SPAWN luckily beat BLACK JACK SHELACK in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge match.
FRANC N' STEEN viciously subdued FOLMOR GRIGG in a 4 minute Challenge contest.
100% COLUMBIAN was beaten by ONE HIT WONDER in a 3 minute master's Challenge conflict.
ACE BAILEY vanquished KIRA NERYS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
BEARFOOT was unbelievably bested by LATTE in a exciting 3 minute Challenge fray.
RAINBOW unbelievably bested BEAR ACUDA in a popular 4 minute Challenge brawl.
KING CRAB beat CRABBS in a exciting 4 minute veteran vs. novice Challenge match.
DELARUE was assassinated by AXE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
SEVEN OF NINE was devastated by NEDDIE OGIL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BEARNAISE was outwaited by BOMBAY in a 13 minute novice vs. expert Challenge match.
CYANIDE slimly lost to DABO GIRL in a popular 3 minute brutal Challenge contest.
HOURGLASS overpowered RENAUD DION in a 3 minute brutal uneven Challenge fight.
CARNAGE was overpowered by LEVIATHAN OF LARD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
JEAN-LUC DELPECH was overpowered by STROKE BROKER in a 1 minute Challenge match.
FORBES BUSHMAN was savagely defeated by MAYHEM in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
BEAR NEKKID overcame RONDOL QUIGLO in a 4 minute Challenge bout.
101 PROOF!! was savagely defeated by STRAW FIRE in a 2 minute expert's Title fight.
TENT IN QUARANTINO was beaten by CAPTAIN MARBLE in a 5 minute veteran's match.
DEEP FRIED LARD defeated QUEEN OF DENIAL in a popular 4 minute veteran's bout.
BELANNA TORRES handily defeated INCREDIBLE HULK in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PERFECT PARRI was unbelievably bested by STRYCHNINE in a 2 minute fight.
FRUSTRATION outwaited HENBANE in a exciting 12 minute battle.
MASS STUPIDITY outwaited WOLVERINE in a dull 9 minute gory bout.
IVAN POISY demolished NETTLES in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MUTUS BRAXIMUS subdued KIA in a popular 1 minute gruesome novice's duel.
RONY MARTIAS overpowered SINISTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided competition.
ARTIC PROPHECY was overpowered by LUNIEA MILAND in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PENTACLE SILK was vanquished by EZRI-DAX in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
CURARE was subdued by THE RAMPAGING BULK in a 1 minute beginner's conflict.
DAJA LUST was overcome by TEN C-0 METER in a exciting 6 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                   14         WALL OF STEEL     68 -  39 -  1      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         TOTAL PARRY       56 -  42 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         STRIKING ATTACK   57 -  45 -  4      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         LUNGING ATTACK    75 -  78 -  4      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        20 -  23 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  17 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         BASHING ATTACK    43 -  54 -  4      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  24 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  16 -  1      30  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  19 -  0      21  |

Turn 205 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:

TOTAL PARRY       10 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  6         5  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      9 -  5     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              AIMED BLOW         1 -  4     
                              LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  9     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   STRAW FIRE 4350            13   7  0  118 LAND OF OZ (217)
WALL OF STEEL    THE MIGHTY SORE 4490       18  10  0  150 DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
TOTAL PARRY      HONEY BEAR 3032            20  14  0  121 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
STRIKING ATTACK  UR BRAIN ON EGG 4703       13   8  1  119 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
AIMED BLOW       TENT IN QUARANTINO 4816    16   5  0   69 SPOONERTIKS (523)
PARRY-LUNGE      BEAR ACUDA 4995             5   4  0   56 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
BASHING ATTACK   AXE 4551                    8   5  1   51 LAND OF OZ (217)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is 100% COLUMBIAN 4874.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CUP OF CAT 4926.  The ten other most popular fighters were 100% COLUMBIAN 
4874, TEN C-0 METER 5141, CRABBS 5093, STRAW FIRE 4350, HENBANE 4289, BLACK JACK 

The least popular fighter this week was BEARNAISE 5114.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOMBAY 5043, HONEY BEAR 3032, DAJA LUST 5121, WOLVERINE 4279, MASS 
PROPHECY 5124, and KIA 5125.

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


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

BEAR KEEPER (47-3782) CARNIVAL (411)