DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/24/2004    Duedate: 03/22/2004

NORTH FORK ARENA

DM-47    TURN-208

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

100% COLUMBIAN
COFFEE RULES! (505)
(47-4874) [14-7-2,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HONEY BEAR                     FRUSTRATION
THE BEAR'S PAW (150)           MY DAY (557)
(47-3032) [23-14-0,136]        (47-5067) [7-1-0,70]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

100% COLUMBIAN                 STROKE BROKER
COFFEE RULES! (505)            SPOONERTIKS (523)
(47-4874) [14-7-2,128]         (47-5094) [5-3-1,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE JESUITS (524)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RAT SALAD (577)             44
2. ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)       41      SPOONERTIKS (523)
3. SPOONERTIKS (523)           38      Unchartered Team
4. THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)      37
5. COFFEE RULES! (505)         36      RAT SALAD (577)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SPOONERTIKS (523)         81  38  6 68.1   1/ 5 THE JESUITS (524)        12  3 3
 2/ 3 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   218 129 17 62.8   2/ 3 SPOONERTIKS (523)        10  5 2
 3- 5 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)      78  52  5 60.0   3/ 6 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     10  5 0
 4/ 0*RAT SALAD (577)            3   2  0 60.0   4/ 1*MY DAY (557)              9  5 0
 5/ 4*MY DAY (557)              22  15  0 59.5   5/ 9 COFFEE RULES! (505)       9  6 0
 6/ 6 LAND OF OZ (217)         381 266 12 58.9   6/ 2 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          8  7 0
 7/ 8 COFFEE RULES! (505)       92  68  3 57.5   7/ 4 LAND OF OZ (217)          8  7 0
 8/ 7 DRAKE'S COMICS (463)     128  98  4 56.6   8/14 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    6  6 0
 9/ 9 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         550 432 29 56.0   9/16 PURE POISON (478)         6  8 2
10/18*OLD HABITS (566)           5   4  0 55.6  10/ 8 FANTASTIC FIVE (477)      6  9 1
11/11 DARQUE FORCES (396)       63  52  3 54.8  11/10 THE FEDERATION (539)      6  9 0
12-10 SKELETON KEY (493)        52  44  2 54.2  12/18*OLD HABITS (566)          5  4 0
13/12 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     273 247 26 52.5  13/20 DARQUE FORCES (396)       5  5 0
14-13 CARNIVAL (411)           139 146  7 48.8  14/11*KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     5  6 0
15/15 THE FEDERATION (539)      48  54  1 47.1  15/ 7 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)    5 10 0
16/14*BORDEAUX - SAINTES (561)  11  13  0 45.8  16-12 CARNIVAL (411)            4  6 0
17/ 1*KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)      5   6  0 45.5  17/ 0*RAT SALAD (577)           3  2 0
18/ 0*ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)      4   5  1 44.4  18/15*BORDEAUX - SAINTES (561)  3  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/16 THE JESUITS (524)         45  57 10 44.1  19/ 0*ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)     2  3 0
20/ 0*DREWS CREW (546)          11  14  1 44.0  20-17 SKELETON KEY (493)        2  3 0
21/19 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    85 122  2 41.1  21/13 DRAKE'S COMICS (463)      2  5 0
22/21 PURE POISON (478)         28  44  4 38.9  22/ 0*DREWS CREW (546)          1  4 1
23/20 FANTASTIC FIVE (477)      28  51  2 35.4  23-21*KWANKAS (571)             1  4 0
24/22*MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)      3   7  0 30.0  24/23*MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)     1  5 0
25-23*KWANKAS (571)              1   4  0 20.0  25- 0*EXALTED PATH (565)        1  5 0
26- 0*EXALTED PATH (565)         1  10  0  9.1  26-24 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)      0  1 0

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                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                  *     *     *  Turf War III (TW3-1)*     *      *

     Greetings...all.  Welcome!...to the Third Annual Turf War...TW3.  This...
broadcast...is being made to convey the final rules posting and the declarations made
so far.  So...let us begin!

*****Entry Rules*****
1.  You must have a team in this arena, or a team on the way to this arena.
2.  Each team submits to me one (1) RSI rollup Gift Certificate--not an actual
    rollup.  We don't want any picked over "seconds" in the prize pot.
3.  ONE member of your alliance must declare the arrival of the alliance, and declare
    themselves as the leader.  This leader will be other managers to their alliance,
    and for distribution of any/all prizes won by the alliance AS an alliance.  (But
    not team or warrior prizes.)
4.  The remaining members who have submitted a rollup cert to me must declare in
    support of their alliance, *and* be verified by their alliance leader.
5.  All declarations should be by Personal Ad directed to *A.D.* -- This makes it
    easier for me to scan the P-ads for declarations.
6.  Each team participating *may* declare a champion.  This warrior will earn (or
    LOSE) double the normal points for fights, and will count as two for front page
    awards and style master.  Choose your champion carefully, for you may *NOT*
    change champs until he is killed or graduates, in which case you *CAN* choose a
    new champ.
7.  I will accept declarations up to and including the turn #216 newsletter.  Any
    declarations made after then will be ignored.

*****Scoring*****

A.  Fights
   1.  Each fight will be worth 10 points, and will be doubled for each of the
       following conditions met:
       -- Two Alliances   -- Kill              -- One Champion
       -- Challenge       -- Challenger loses  -- Two Champions
       -- Bloodfeud
   2.  D.A. *losses* are exempt, though *wins* will be worth TRIPLE (120 pt normal,
       240 pt for a champ)
   3.  Fight points will be added to the winner's total, *AND* subtracted from the
       loser's total.
   4.  You may use the following chart to calculate:
       Conditions met      0    1    2    3    4    5    6     7
       Points for fight   10   20   40   80  160  320  640  1280

B.  Awards/Honors and Stylemasters
  Points will be awarded on a progressive basis for each category separately.  To
calculate, count the number of awards or stylemasters for your alliance (remember,
champs count as TWO and consult the following chart:
     1   5pt          4  40          7  320
     2   10           5  80          8  640
     3   20           6  160        (+) (x2)
Note -- This category will *NOT* count as triple as previously stated.

C.  Tourney TVs and TCs
  TV/TC's will be scored on the same scale as "B" above, but TV's will be worth 10
times the final score, and TC's will be worth 100 times the total.

D.  Spy Report
   Each and every Spy Report mention will be worth 5 points, period.  Even multiple
mentions in the same sentence.

E.  Each alliance will start with 5000 points, and I will assign bonus points
*evenly* to ALL alliances to avoid any negative scores as needed.

*****Other Rules*****
1.  The contest will begin with the fights of turn #209, and continue through the
    fights of turn #218, which is the last of 10 turns.  I will post final scores in
    the turn #219 newsletter, and send out prizes via diplo with turn #220.
2.  Teams declaring *during* the contest will not be scored until the turn AFTER they
    declare and are verified.  The team will be scored as an independent up to then,
    and points will NOT be transferred.

*****PRIZES*****
  The following list of prizes is subject to change as the prize pot grows.

A * Alliance with Highest Score -- Gets to rename DM 47 for a period of six months,
    and will receive one-half the Rollup Certs from the prize pot. (*)
B * Alliance with the most returns from the D.A. -- Gets to rename the DM 47 DA
    monsters for 6 months, and one fifth the remaining rollup certs. (*)
C * Alliance with the most Awards/Honors -- Gets to pick the *slow* arena where I
    will hold TW4, and one fifth the remaining rollup certs. (*)
D * Alliance with the  most Stylemaster listings -- Gets to pick the arena that will
    host the April '05 Grand Tourney, and one fifth the remaining rollup certs. (*)
E * Alliance with the most kills -- Gets to rename the DM 47 stand-ins for six
    months, and one fifth the remaining rollup certs. (*)
F * Team with the Highest Score -- Receives an extra share of one fifth the remaining
    rollups certs (*)
(*)  One fifth the remaining certs after the first "half" is deducted for the "grand
prize")
G * Team with the most style master listings -- Gets to discover the favorites of one
    warrior on that team
H * Team with the most awards -- Gets one free entry to the next Grand Tourney (I
    will transfer $7.50 to the account).
I * Team with the most kills -- Gets one free rollup certificates (entry refunded)
J * Warrior with the Highest Score -- Gets to fight at my expense for 5 turns (I will
    transfer $7.50 to the owner's account)
K * Warrior with the most Style Master listings -- Gets to fight at my expense for 5
    turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the owner's account)
L * Warrior with the most Awards -- Get the Arenamaster named after him for six
    months
NOTE:  Champs also count as double for categories B-E and G-I, but *NOT* J-L!!!

*****The Declared*****
  (Alliance leaders are listed first)

Alliance/Manager/Team/Champ          Declared?  Cert Rec'd?  Verified?
*VC/Kat/The Bear's Paw/Paul Bearer          Y          Y          Y
   /Abraxis/Drew's Crew/Kate                Y          Y          Y
   /Dr. Mabuse/Bordeaux-Saintes/Yohan Gene  Y         (?)         Y
   /Master Darque/Darque Forces/None                              Y
   /Goat/The Jesuits/None                   Y          Y
   /Firehawk/Home Guard/None                           Y
   /Street Legal/Life's Lessons/Gregola     Y          Y          Y
   /Slaughter Priest/My Day/Carnage         Y          Y          Y
   /Phat Phat/Stretsamleud/None             Y                     Y
*SCOMSS/Oz/Land of Oz/None                  Y          Y          Y
   /Slugbait/Mystic Orc Feast/None          Y          Y
   /Crip/Royal Flush/None                   Y          Y
   /Mannequin/?/None                        Y          Y
   /Soultaker/?/None                        Y          Y
   /Spawn/Spoonertiks/None                  Y          Y          Y
*???/???/Mixed-up Mixers/None               Y
*???/???/Robert Gibson, Ashe/None           Y

     As you will see, there are two "extra" rollup certs.  Dr. Mabuse yours may be
one of them.  Mixed-up Mixers arrived with the one from The Bear's Paw with turn #205
on 12-08-03 -- but the Mixers haven't declared...both certs had been filled out in
the same writing (possibly RSI staff?)  The other, from Robert Gibson/Ashe was
received on 01/16/04, and there has been no declaration there, either.  I've inquired
RSI, also.
     I *MAY* have missed a few declarations or verifications that were not addressed
to "A.D."  Once again, I ask for you to address them to "A.D." so that I may find
them easier.
     All said, there are now 13 certs in the prize pot.  With many more expected!

                         Bloody Sands,
                              Asmo Dius, TCB

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This is to formally announce the arrival of Fizban and his team, "Managerial Mayhem"
into the folds of the Vendetta Cartel for the duration of the contest.  However, when
one door opens, another closes.  Goat and Abraxis have opted out of the Cartel, not
only for the contest, but permanently, disassociating the Strong Arm Senate branch
from our ranks.  Asmo Dius, please cut them from our league.  Looking at what has
gathered behind me, I've no doubt that the Griswalds and the other members of the
Cartel will be one hell of a challenge to our opponents.  We shall meet you all on
the sands.

The Abyssinian of Announcement -- Kat

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #76 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Various places in Zukal:

     "There are warriors coming.  Several of them from Free Blades, in fact," Kitala
the Bold, Lady Protector of Crysalis, reported.  She picked with most comfortable
chair in the Blue Moon guildhouse's common room with an unerring instinct and settled
into it.  "Maybe one or two from Crysalis, as well.  Me, anyway.  I'm getting bored
on the Isle."
     "When?" Jorja asked.  She didn't much like Kitala--they'd trained on the same
team in Lin Tirian years ago--but she could work with the woman.  Kitala had a
deserved reputation for getting things done.  Things no one else wanted to do, and by
Mantor's Shining Sword, dealing with Sekahos was not something Jorja wanted to do.
She hated politics.  "The sooner we get started, the sooner we'll be done with it."
     "Couple of weeks, probably," Kitala said after a moment's thought.  "These
things don't happen all at once.  People have to cancel their dental appointments,
sublet their apartments, find someone to walk their dogs, stuff like that.  Some of
'em even consult their managers!"  The Lubanese woman shook her head as at an
inexplicable marvel.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Ghenis crouched on a roof and looked down at soldiers marching through an alley.
They were some of Sekahos's men, heading for a brothel, not that it mattered.  Any
soldiers would do for this test.  When they were all in the alley and in his sight,
Ghenis clutched his talisman and muttered, "Stop these men, make them helpless to
prevent anything I would inflict on them in Your Name."  Then he held his breath,
waiting to see if the Dark God of the cult would answer his request.  If the Demongod
answered, then he would know that the cult was real, whatever fripperies Pelishtekan
dressed it in.  And if there was no answer....  The gladiator bared his teeth in a
silent snarl.  There was, somewhere, just such a Demongod.  He knew it.  And he would
find that Demongod and unleash it on the Ferencian and the others who would propose a
false cult, just for the money and power it gave them.  Let all false prophets
beware!
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     In the principal hall of Zukal's grandest palace, the man who was now calling
himself Prince Sekahos scowled at his advisors.  "It's outrageous!  Intolerable!
It--"
     "It has happened, even so, Prince," Amar Yayoi said.  He was the Prince's
battlemage and chief adviser.  "Some fool among the benighted heathen of this land
has let loose a tribe of Old Ones, dregur as they are called here, against us.  We
must re-bind--"
     "Why can't we get them on our side?" the Prince demanded.  "If these local
yokels bound them before, then the dregur must hate them even more than they hate us.
Why not form an alliance?"
     "A novel idea," the mage said slowly, "but I would recommend against it.  The
Old Ones are not noted for their willingness to accommodate to we who are the Younger
Peoples."  He watched closely as Sekahos considered this and felt a sinking in the
pit of his stomach.  His Prince was going to demand that the attempt be made.  It
could lead to the deepest disaster, and even if an alliance successfully forged, it
could not be depended upon.  The Old Ones were masters of that special treachery
which was produced by following agreements to the exact letter.
     Whatever Sekahos might have said next was swept aside by the entry of Vilardet,
the Prince's master of spies and assassins.  The dark-faced intriguer (he was half
Ferencian and half Kannar) sketched the formal sequences of bows and salutes and
plunged quickly into his report.  "The assassin sent against Kinnishan of Chimlevtal
failed, Prince.  Bad enough in itself, of course, but worse that it has alerted the
cursed Chimlevtans against further attempts."  What Vilardet did not say, but Yayoi
knew quite well, was that the spymaster had argued against that precipitate action.
But he was wise enough not to say "I told you so," not to THIS prince.
     "Kinnishan must die!" Sekahos shouted.  "He's a reactionary!  A cursed populist!
He is blocking my path of expansion, refusing to pay tribute, providing a base for my
enemies--"
     "All this is true," Yayoi said calmly, "but there are other ways to slay a tiger
than by charging it with a spear."
     "Let us set a trap for your enemy, Prince," Vilardet agreed.  "Let us lead him
to destroy himself, and not only himself but those who would ally with him against
you."
     "This would be a great coup," the mage urged, taking up the argument in his
turn.  "Not only would your immediate enemies be removed, but their purpose in
opposing you would be so discredited that others will hesitate to rise against in the
future."
     "And in the doing of it," Vilardet went on, "another danger might also be
reduced...if Kinnishan is brought to attack the Light of Barikala, for instance?"
     Even Sekahos hesitated over that suggestion.  Inzolas had dispatched men to take
Barikala early in the invasion.  They had succeeded, but soon afterward had ceased to
communicate.  Spies sent to that great island in the years since had never returned.
Ships passing too close to it had vanished without a trace.  No one knew what,
precisely, was happening there.  The only thing to be seen which might have a bearing
on the disappearances was a pillar of light, vast, brilliant, and unaccountable, that
rose from the center of the island.  What that pillar meant, was, or did was unknown.
"Would he be such a fool?" the Prince asked finally.
     The spymaster shrugged.  "It doesn't matter.  A situation can be contrived where
he has no CHOICE but to approach the Light.  That, or lose his throne and his allies,
which would serve our purposes well enough."
     There were several minutes of silence while all considered the possibilities.
"Do it," Sekahos said finally.

In and around Kurukar:

     He who was now known as the Black Kaliv stood behind the altar, waiting.  No
moon shone on Kurukar, nor had it since the Kaliv had come into his full power.  But
there was something in the sky which gave a blood-colored light.  The Kaliv said,
"Come."
     A woman walked toward him through the icy night.  She had been a gladiator once,
before the closing of Kurukar's arena.  She was not afraid of pain and death.  But
she was afraid now.  Terrified, not for her life but for her soul.  She would have
run screaming into the dark forest had the spell not bound her limbs to the Kaliv's
will.  She would not have survived such a flight, for the men--the CREATURES--who
served the Black Kaliv were behind her.  But it would have been a cleaner death.
     She reached the altar and stopped, staring across it and awaiting the next
command.
     "Disrobe."
     Fingers half numb with cold fumbled at the fibula holding the white cloth around
her.  Like a winding sheet, it was.  She willed her fingers to seize the clasp, to
drive the long fang of metal into her own flesh and end it all now.  Her fingers
dropped the fibula onto the cloth at her feet.
     She could sense the creatures close behind her.  They were foul things, even the
one who was human.  But she wished one of them--any one of them--would reach out and
take her life.  Now.  Before it was too late.
     "Lie on the altar," the Kaliv said.
     She did so.
     The four creatures came forward, and each of them seized one of her limbs,
holding her in place though she wasn't struggling.  The Kaliv raised a dagger over
her; it burned red in the light of the not-moon in the sky.  With a single word, he
released the spell that bound her limbs to his will.
     She screamed and fought.
     Until the dagger came down.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Kholzern, Commander of the East for the Black Kaliv, stepped aboard his
flagship.  He wore a form that was nearly human, but his sailors were not deceived.
They had seen Kholzern in the heat of battle, when he wasted no energy on such
disguises.  But he always won those battles, so they accepted his alien origin, even
when it made their blood run cold.  Not that they had a choice.  Those who had
protested serving under Commander Kholzern had...vanished.
     "North," Kholzern said, "then east through the canal to Aljafir Bay.  Aljafir
and Stormcrowe must be subdued so that we may secure out outlet into the Storm Sea."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Tashart, Commander of the West, was not at all human and made no effort to
disguise that fact.  He gestured with a tentacle to the helmsman of his flagship.
"South," his piping voice ordered.  "All shipping which does not bear the standard of
Jhuizkhal is to be destroyed.  Three ships to blockade the mouth of North Fork's
river, the rest to invest Veastian.  Not a ship shall move along this coast without
my leave."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 485): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 483): KNOTHEAD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 479): HIMEI of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 476): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): ZACHARIAH of RED IRON KNIGHTS (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 468): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 465): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 463): SPRYTE of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 419): LIFETAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 344): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 324): ELKIN HEMROCK of D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 369): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 485): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 483): BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 479): DARK WARRIORS (Arcane's Den, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 476): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 468): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 465): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 463): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 456): STRONGHOLD (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 419): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): MY DAY (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 344): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 324): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 369): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
                (turn 478): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
                            NEIGH! of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 479): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               PALLADICE of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): JOHNNY B GOODE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 462): SQUEEZE CHEESE of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer
                                   Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                           IRON-HIDE of FERROUS MEN (Ironbutt, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out NORTH FORK to 
see what's new.  Like, MY DAY had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 
spot by THE JESUITS!  Way to go THE JESUITS!  Uncool, MYSTIC ORC FEAST.  I mean 0-5-0 
is bad.  Will they will be allowed to fight?  I say use 'em for training practice!  
The guys at PURE POISON like really pulled together to get a 4-1-2 this turn, moving 
up by 7.  What was the name of that team who got 4-1-0 this turn for a total 63-52-3 
you ask?  (Sure)  DARQUE FORCES' their name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award 
for STRYCHNINE?  PURE POISON's proud of him after beating SEVEN OF NINE and getting 
20 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  HUGR got smashed by SHELDON, and lost 16 
points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular guy in all NORTH FORK. 
He got the most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) 100% COLUMBIAN thinks hers 
14-7-2 and studly character is good enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  
Was that a tear I saw in 100% COLUMBIAN's eye, as she took over Duelmastership?  And 
wasn't BLACK JACK SHELACK fit to be tied!  I hear the top team insists all their 
warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  COFFEE RULES! was the most avoided team.  Is a 
92-68-3 record really that scary?  I don't know what THE BEAR'S PAW's been doing.  
They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from COFFEE RULES!, that's fer 
sher.  Ooh!  Did CUP OF CAT really know what he was doing when he challenged HONEY 
BEAR?  A 11-9-0 speaks volumes.  (Zontoni said that.  I don't know what it means.) 
CUP OF CAT lost to HONEY BEAR, but he got 5 points.  HONEY BEAR won, and got 2 
points.  I don't get it.  Speaking of challenging 27 points above did you hear about 
SIR GALAHAD of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR vs. MY DAY's MASS STUPIDITY?  (And how was that 
intro!) SIR GALAHAD lost to MASS STUPIDITY, but he got 1 points.  MASS STUPIDITY won, 
and got 2 points.  I don't get it.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All NORTH FORK ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  How cruel!  FANTASTIC FIVE heartlessly sent his to WOLVERINE 
certain fate in the Dark Arena.  Is a 3-12-1 bad or something?  What a bummer!  SEVEN 
OF NINE got wasted by STRYCHNINE!  But with a 8-8-0, I guess THE FEDERATION aren't 
too bummed.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  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                  
 100% COLUMBIAN 4874          14   7  2   128       COFFEE RULES! (505)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONEY BEAR 3032              23  14  0   136       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 SUGAR CUBE 4617              17  12  0   105       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 NEEVA 3670                   15   7  1   105       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 101 PROOF!! 4495             19  14  0   103       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 TENT IN QUARANTINO 4816      18   6  0    97       SPOONERTIKS (523)
-FRANC N' STEEN 4649          18   7  0    93       CARNIVAL (411)
 UR BRAIN ON EGG 4703         14  10  1    92       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-CAPTAIN MARBLE 4634          14  11  0    92       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
 BLACK JACK SHELACK 4850      13  10  0    92       ROYAL FLUSH (48)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOLMOR GRIGG 4501            17  27  0    90       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-PAULA BONES 4414             14   5  1    90       SKELETON KEY (493)
 SPAWN 4283                    9   7  0    90       FANTASTIC FIVE (477)
 BELANNA TORRES 4898          10  11  0    87       THE FEDERATION (539)
 CUP OF CAT 4926              11   9  0    85       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 KALYPSO 3603                 15   8  0    84       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 RAINBOW 4553                 10   7  0    78       LAND OF OZ (217)
 ACE BAILEY 4948               9   9  0    78       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 KIRA NERYS 4941               9   7  1    75       THE FEDERATION (539)
 NEDDIE OGIL 4663             13  15  0    70       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 BEARFOOT 4875                11  11  0    70       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 FRUSTRATION 5067              7   1  0    70       MY DAY (557)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COURAGE 4552                  8   7  1    66       LAND OF OZ (217)
 LATTE 4667                   16  11  0    65       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 DEEP FRIED LARD 4975         12   3  0    65       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAR ACUDA 4995               6   6  0    64       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-LAYTON 5098                   7   3  1    63       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
-GREGOLA 5101                 17   9  0    60       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 INCREDIBLE HULK 4280         10   6  0    60       FANTASTIC FIVE (477)
-THE FISHER KING 5104         14  12  1    59       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 STRYCHNINE 4838              10   4  1    59       PURE POISON (478)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KING CRAB 4983                8   6  0    56       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 BOMBAY 5043                   8   2  0    56       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 QUEEN OF DENIAL 4896          9  12  0    55       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 STROKE BROKER 5094            5   3  1    51       SPOONERTIKS (523)
-OSLOBEN BENBOBEN 4561         9   6  0    49       SKELETON KEY (493)
 ARSENIC 4285                  5   8  1    45       PURE POISON (478)
 BEAR NEKKID 5126              5   1  0    43       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-JENNA 5099                    7   3  3    41       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 LEVIATHAN OF LARD 5113        5   2  0    39       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 IVAN POISY 5112               5   2  0    37       SPOONERTIKS (523)
-CRABBS 5093                   5   2  0    36       CARNIVAL (411)
 MASS STUPIDITY 5068           8   0  0    34       MY DAY (557)
 DABO GIRL 5023                5   5  0    34       THE FEDERATION (539)
 HOURGLASS 5127                4   1  0    34       LAND OF OZ (217)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HENBANE 4289                  5  10  1    32       PURE POISON (478)
 SHELDON 4111                  2   0  1    31       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 MOTHER THERESA 5136           2   0  0    28       OLD HABITS (566)
 MUTUS BRAXIMUS 5095           6   2  2    27       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 MAYHEM 5066                   3   5  0    27       MY DAY (557)
 RONDOL QUIGLO 4978            4  11  0    25       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 JEAN-LUC DELPECH 5089         4   2  0    24       BORDEAUX - SAINTES (561)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUNIEA MILAND 5147            3   1  0    21       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 TEN C-0 METER 5141            3   1  0    20       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 ART PENDRAGON 5151            2   1  0    20       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 DISIR 5168                    3   0  1    19       THE JESUITS (524)
 SISTER MARY SARAH 5137        2   0  0    18       OLD HABITS (566)
 CRASHGHOUL 5202               1   0  0    18       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 DREW 4993                     3   2  1    17       DREWS CREW (546)
 NEER BEAR 5073                2   1  0    17       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
 PAUL BEARER 5187              2   0  0    17       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-TONYA PHARDING 4924           3   2  0    16       SKELETON KEY (493)
-GET THE POINT? 5097           2   3  0    15       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT 5219     1   0  0    15       OLD HABITS (566)
 TARRED MEANY 5115             1   0  0    15       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
 FAT-BOY 5221                  1   0  0    15       RAT SALAD (577)
 PING KIN 5174                 2   1  0    14       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 JEN HADAR 5181                2   0  0    14       THE FEDERATION (539)
 ANJE 4109                     1   1  0    14       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 RAGNAROK 5169                 3   0  0    13       THE JESUITS (524)
 THE PUNISHER 5172             2   1  1    13       FANTASTIC FIVE (477)
 GALDR 5171                    2   1  1    13       THE JESUITS (524)
 BABY 5224                     1   0  0    12       RAT SALAD (577)
 KATE 4992                     3   2  0    11       DREWS CREW (546)
 WITCHCRAZE 5201               1   0  0    11       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 GREEDY 5223                   1   0  0    11       RAT SALAD (577)
 WYRD 5167                     2   1  0    10       THE JESUITS (524)
 DONAVAN 4112                  1   1  0    10       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 HUGR 5170                     2   1  1     9       THE JESUITS (524)
 OSWALD 4991                   2   3  0     9       DREWS CREW (546)
 LEWIS 4989                    2   3  0     9       DREWS CREW (546)
-NAKAMURI 5180                 1   0  0     9       EXALTED PATH (565)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NETTLES 5131                  2   2  0     8       CARNIVAL (411)
 THE RAMPAGING BULK 5133       2   1  0     8       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
 YOHAN GENE 5165               0   2  0     8       BORDEAUX - SAINTES (561)
 MIMI 4990                     1   4  0     7       DREWS CREW (546)
-BUMP 5177                     1   0  0     6       KWANKAS (571)
 WARFARIN 5231                 1   0  0     6       PURE POISON (478)
 SIR GALAHAD 5148              1   1  0     6       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 NICOLAS ANDRE 5166            0   2  0     6       BORDEAUX - SAINTES (561)
-HEX ON THE LEACH 5072         0   1  0     5       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
 BRONS 5150                    1   1  0     4       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 SIR GAWAIN 5149               1   1  0     4       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 CURARE 5132                   0   4  0     4       PURE POISON (478)
 AHURA MAZDA 5152              0   2  0     2       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 WASTED EFFORT 5153            0   2  0     2       MY DAY (557)
-ROLLO'S GIRL 5164             0   2  0     2       CARNIVAL (411)
 MIKE 4110                     0   2  0     2       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
-PENTACLE SILK 5122            0   2  0     2       EXALTED PATH (565)
-SINISTER 5123                 0   2  0     2       EXALTED PATH (565)
-KIA 5125                      0   2  0     2       EXALTED PATH (565)
-DAJA LUST 5121                0   2  0     2       EXALTED PATH (565)
 HUMBUG 5199                   0   1  0     1       LAND OF OZ (217)
-CHUMP 5175                    0   1  0     1       KWANKAS (571)
-JOHN 5178                     0   1  0     1       KWANKAS (571)
-DUMP 5179                     0   1  0     1       KWANKAS (571)
-PUDWEISER 5074                0   1  0     1       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
 FE MALE 5211                  0   1  0     1       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
-KUMP 5176                     0   1  0     1       KWANKAS (571)
 DREW SCRIVER 5200             0   1  0     1       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
 PITY WIN 5222                 0   1  0     1       RAT SALAD (577)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RON 4108               0  1 0 ALL-STAR NANA'S 457   ARENAMASTER OKEL 23   208 NONE    
DELARUE 5091           2  1 0 BORDEAUX - SAINTE 561 AXE 4551              205 NONE    
PERFECT PARRI 4967     6 10 0 CARNIVAL 411          STROKE BROKER 5094    207         
FOULBANE 5203          0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 396     DISIR 5168            208         
WHATAPUTZ 5212         0  1 0 DRAKE'S COMICS 463    WURM KIN 27           208 NONE    
ARTIC PROPHECY 5124    0  2 0 EXALTED PATH 565      THE PUNISHER 5172     206         
WOLVERINE 4279         3 13 1 FANTASTIC FIVE 477    BLACK ORC 20          208 NONE    
DAREDEVIL 5173         0  3 0 FANTASTIC FIVE 477    DREW 4993             208         
SEVEN OF NINE 4940     8  8 0 THE FEDERATION 539    STRYCHNINE 4838       208         
EZRI-DAX 5140          1  1 0 THE FEDERATION 539    HUGR 5170             206         
JEM KATOREH 4499      18 22 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 506  UR BRAIN ON EGG 4703  204 NOT REVE
MUDDY BLARIE 5071      0  2 0 MIXED-UP MIXERS 558   MUTUS BRAXIMUS 5095   206         
CARNAGE 5069           2  6 0 MY DAY 557            HENBANE 4289          208         
HUMBLE PIE 5188        1  1 0 MYSTIC ORC FEAST 416  GALDR 5171            208         
SISTER MARY ELLE 5220  0  1 0 OLD HABITS 566        DARK CHAMPION 24      208 NONE    
MURDER 5225            0  1 0 RAT SALAD 577         DARK CHAMPION 24      208 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

By now, surely Crip, Slugbait, Soultaker, Mannequin, and Mannequin (Oz and Spawn
already have) will have declared their entry into the Fellowship Of The SCOMSS.
(Including which teams are Mannequin and Soultaker as they are newcomers to the
arena.)  They will also declare a captain soon.  Life is sweet.  (Or is that sweat?)
-- Oz The All-Organizing

Congratulation to Carny for a glorious win in the Contest!  Well done!  And Mr.
Coffee, a salute to you! -- Oz The All- Covetous

Crip, what a wonderfully written and entertaining final spot for the Swampviver!

Wow!  Kudos squared!  An such a wonderful job of handling the whole contest.  You
will be very, very difficult to top as an organizer.  Hip, hip! -- Oz The All-
Praising

Asmo -- Sent you a RU cert via RSI.  I had Sandy send it, so hopefully she marked it.
-- Master Darque

Asmo -- Oh yeah forgot to mention, I'm part of the Vendetta Cartel group.  My team
name is Darque Forces (surprise, surprise) and my Champion will be chosen next turn
after I look at the rules. -- Master Darque

Asmo Dius, great tournament director, if you were to receive "extra" roll-up certs
from The Fellowship Of The SCOMSS, please feel free to use them as additional prizes.
It appears that we have chosen to do a little duplication for your pleasure. -- Oz
The All-Benevolent

A.D. -- Sign up Mixed-up Mixers for Beverages, Inc.  Mr. Coffee will be our leader,
and my champion will be...Tarred Meany! -- The Bartender

Mr. Coffee -- Let's go, man!  Get the caffeine flowing! -- Your ally, The Bartender

Jean-Luc -- Such a battle, studmuffin!  I do believe we make sweet music together.
Thanks for allowing me that top position. (wink) -- Hourglass

Black Jack -- Well fought and well won.  Your trip lunges were better than my hot
pair. -- Straw Fire

In Straw Fire's final battle, I provide you the following info:
15(+1)-11-3-21(+1)-17(+1)-10(+1)-11 lunger
Bonused init +4, decise +1, ambidextrous, hosed defense (-2)
Ad master -init, adex decise, expert parry, 3 masters
epee/very high/mod/dodge/defense
14-8-0 arena; 20-21-0 tournaments; 2 DM crowns
                    -- Oz The All-Revealing

Gutsy challenge, Bear Acuda!  Very brave!  A colorful move, but I was on and the pot
of gold is mine. -- Rainbow

Osloben Benboben -- Perhaps never again will you call me an "infidel", you loser. --
Courage

The Fellowship of the SCOMSS includes -- Second Bananas (soon), Old Habits,
Spoonertiks, Mystic Orc Feast, Royal flush, and Land of Oz.  How interesting!  We are
in! -- Oz The all-Excited

Mr. Coffee -- I am already quite addicted, but I promise, for you, to drink more
java. -- Oz The All-Caffeinated

Slugbait -- Help?  You and Soultaker and Mannequin and Anthony made my day.  A salute
to all of you! -- Oz The All-Thankful

Carny -- Thank you; but Black Jack Shelack is even better apparently. -- Straw Fire

Turf War Managers -- I am going to fight in the Turfwar.  However a manager cannot
fight for his alliance mates, so with that in mind...
     Continued -- Coffee Rules! has decided to donate a prize of 5 rollup certs for
the team with the best W/L during the Turf War.  But wait, there's more....
     More? -- There's nothing like blood on the sands to whet some managers'
appetites, so Coffee Rules! will also donate 6 months free fights to the warrior with
the most kills!  (Cash sent to your account).  More?
     Yes!  There's more -- To be eligible for the awards you must fight a minimum of

four warriors per turn for the duration of the contest.  No 1 Awesome Warrior teams
need apply.  Call it the "Iron Manager Qualification."
     North Fork -- Let's rumble! -- Mr. Coffee/Coffee Rules!, Proud Turf War sponsor

All -- Congrats to Carny.  It was a victory well deserved.  Thanks, Crip, for an
exciting competition.  Thanks, Oz, for such great prizes.  The acknowledgement and
respect of my fellow managers was prize enough.  Thank you all. -- Mr. Coffee

Rainbow -- You were too colorful for me. -- Bombay

SCOMSS -- Welcome to TW III. -- Mr. Coffee

Asmo -- Coffee Rules! declares for the alliance of...Beverages, Inc.  My champion is
Bombay for lack of a better choice. -- Mr. Coffee

Asmo -- Two rollups should be on the way.  One for myself (Mr. Coffee) and the other
for Crip (Royal Flush).  Thank you. -- Mr. Coffee

Tonya -- Nice.  Did you feel overdressed vs. me? -- Yohan Gene

Hourglass -- Another classic!  Though, I'll have to get on Doc for sending me in
there without a backup.... *grumble*. -- Jean-Luc

All -- Sadly, two of our more promising warriors failed to return from the last
tourney.  Happily, we have recruited a couple of very fine replacements:  Estadieu
and Bellilaud.  Please join me in welcoming them to our fair swamp. -- Dr. Mabuse,
Bordeaux-Saintes

Skullagrim -- Welcome back!  Get my diplo?  Any thoughts on an alliance?  As you see
Phat Phat is Cartel now.  Let me know what's up. -- 31

Phat^2 -- The Goat has plans for your initiates; will you ever learn? -- 31

Slugbait -- Noticed your loss of One Hit Wonder.  A great warrior with a great
record.  Any chance of a look at her stats? -- 31

Asmo -- I would like to announce that I will be in the Turf War.  The alliance that I
will be in is the Merced Mafia.  I will leading the Merced Mafia.  The other members
of the Merced Mafia are Centari, DJ Nth, and Sub-Dude.  They will be announcing their
Teams, Champions, and their membership to the Merced Mafia. -- the Mun

Asmo -- I will be managing the team All-Star Nana's and my champion will be Anje. --
the Mun

Asmo -- Dream Team will be in the turf wars III.  My Champion will be Campy.  Oh yes
and I am Sub-Dude.  I will be part of Merced Mafia. -- Sub-Dude

Asmo -- I, DJ Nth, manager of 10,001 Maniacs will be in the Turf Wars as a member of
the Merced Mafia and my champion is Concrete Redhead. -- DJ Nth

Crip -- Great spot...fantastic...just re-read it and still brings a smile to the
face.  Thanks for running the kontest, though I still haven't figured your random
point allocation system! -- Spawn
P.S.  Congrats to Black Jack for gaining the throne as well....

Neeva -- Ouch!  You have no right to hit so hard...none at all!  Congrats, hope you
enjoy all those new recognition points! -- T.I.Q.

Galdr -- I, on the other hand, have every right to hit so hard.  Smarts does it? --
Ivan Poisy

Ten C-O Meter -- I'm sure I tried to avoid your attentions.  Can see why I'd want to
know too!  One of us seemed to know what he was doing at least.  Sadly not I! -- Ping
Kin

Perfect Parri, RIP -- Sadly you managed to use your head and chest perfectly in
parrying all my blows, really I'm not sure that was such a good plan!!! -- Stroke
Broker

Daja Lust -- Maybe swap your weapons around??  If you want some more help/advice and
are 'online', drop me an e-mail to markcspencer@hotmail.com and I'd be glad to
oblige. -- Spawn

Phat Phat -- Sadly for me, my Stroke isn't as gifted as yours.  But they're similar
in one way at least! -- Spawn the cryptic

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much
trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WOLVERINE was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
RON was butchered by ARENAMASTER OKEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
WHATAPUTZ was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
MURDER was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SISTER MARY ELLEN was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
NEER BEAR was defeated by MUTUS BRAXIMUS in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
100% COLUMBIAN demolished BLACK JACK SHELACK in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
SUGAR CUBE savagely defeated SPAWN in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
DEEP FRIED LARD was overpowered by FOLMOR GRIGG in a 2 minute uneven Challenge melee.
TENT IN QUARANTINO vanquished ACE BAILEY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
RAINBOW luckily beat BEARFOOT in a action packed 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
CUP OF CAT was luckily beaten by HONEY BEAR in a 10 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
LATTE was devastated by BELANNA TORRES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
STRYCHNINE narrowly killed SEVEN OF NINE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
BEAR NEKKID was handily defeated by NEDDIE OGIL in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
STROKE BROKER was vanquished by FRUSTRATION in a 5 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
BEAR ACUDA viciously subdued INCREDIBLE HULK in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
MAYHEM was bested by ARSENIC in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
CARNAGE was narrowly killed by HENBANE in a 2 minute brutal Challenge match.
YOHAN GENE was beaten by SISTER MARY SARAH in a 6 minute Challenge match.
WYRD was overpowered by HOURGLASS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
RAGNAROK unbelievably bested CURARE in a 1 minute novice's Challenge bout.
GALDR savagely slew HUMBLE PIE in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's Challenge bout.
THE PUNISHER was overcome by RONDOL QUIGLO in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
ART PENDRAGON was savagely defeated by IVAN POISY in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
SIR GALAHAD was outlasted by MASS STUPIDITY in a 13 minute Challenge duel.
NEEVA won victory over KIRA NERYS in a 1 minute bout.
UR BRAIN ON EGG lost to STRAW FIRE in a action packed 1 minute veteran's fray.
101 PROOF!! overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute uneven competition.
KALYPSO beat COURAGE in a popular 3 minute fight.
QUEEN OF DENIAL was unbelievably bested by BOMBAY in a popular 3 minute brutal fray.
KING CRAB savagely defeated LEVIATHAN OF LARD in a 4 minute gory fight.
DABO GIRL savagely defeated TEN C-0 METER in a 2 minute veteran vs. beginner bout.
HUGR was devastated by SHELDON in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JEAN-LUC DELPECH devastated LEWIS in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
ANJE was devastated by MOTHER THERESA in a 1 minute uneven bout.
THE RAMPAGING BULK defeated HUMBUG in a 2 minute novice's match.
LUNIEA MILAND handily defeated FE MALE in a 1 minute gory uneven match.
DREW killed DAREDEVIL in a 1 minute bloody novice's duel.
SIR GAWAIN was subdued by BABY in a exciting 1 minute gory beginner's competition.
BRONS was luckily beaten by JEN HADAR in a 3 minute bloody beginner's duel.
KATE was subdued by FAT-BOY in a 3 minute beginner's conflict.
AHURA MAZDA was overcome by WARFARIN in a exciting 1 minute amateur's fight.
WASTED EFFORT was handily defeated by WITCHCRAZE in a 1 minute mismatched melee.
OSWALD was demolished by CRASHGHOUL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
NICOLAS ANDRE was subdued by DONAVAN in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
MIMI was overpowered by PAUL BEARER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
DISIR assassinated FOULBANE in a 1 minute uneven competition.
MIKE was demolished by GREEDY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PING KIN overpowered DREW SCRIVER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
TARRED MEANY overpowered PITY WIN in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SISTER MARY ELEPHANT devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  21         TOTAL PARRY       71 -  37 -  0      66  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  17         WALL OF STEEL     73 -  49 -  2      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   15         STRIKING ATTACK   56 -  49 -  7      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         BASHING ATTACK    46 -  55 -  4      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         LUNGING ATTACK    75 -  90 -  5      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  17 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         AIMED BLOW        17 -  23 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  31 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  22 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  21 -  1      25  |

Turn 208 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     BASHING ATTACK     8 -  9         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY       10 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     8 - 13         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      9 -  6     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  8         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   100% COLUMBIAN 4874        14   7  2  128 COFFEE RULES! (505)
TOTAL PARRY      HONEY BEAR 3032            23  14  0  136 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
WALL OF STEEL    SUGAR CUBE 4617            17  12  0  105 COFFEE RULES! (505)
AIMED BLOW       TENT IN QUARANTINO 4816    18   6  0   97 SPOONERTIKS (523)
STRIKING ATTACK  UR BRAIN ON EGG 4703       14  10  1   92 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
SLASHING ATTACK  COURAGE 4552                8   7  1   66 LAND OF OZ (217)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BEAR NEKKID 5126            5   1  0   43 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
BASHING ATTACK   IVAN POISY 5112             5   2  0   37 SPOONERTIKS (523)
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 STROKE BROKER 5094.  The ten other most popular fighters were COURAGE 4552, 
QUEEN OF DENIAL 4896, SUGAR CUBE 4617, BEARFOOT 4875, BEAR ACUDA 4995, CUP OF CAT 
4926, SEVEN OF NINE 4940, IVAN POISY 5112, 100% COLUMBIAN 4874, and FOLMOR GRIGG 
4501.

The least popular fighter this week was MASS STUPIDITY 5068.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HONEY BEAR 3032, SIR GALAHAD 5148, SISTER MARY SARAH 5137, PITY 
WIN 5222, DREW SCRIVER 5200, MIKE 4110, FOULBANE 5203, MIMI 4990, NICOLAS ANDRE 5166, 
and OSWALD 4991.

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

UR BRAIN ON EGG (47-4703) MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)

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

STRAW FIRE (47-4350) LAND OF OZ (217)