DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/25/2005    Duedate: 02/21/2005

SCOMSS SWAMP ARENA

DM-47    TURN-220

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

COURAGE
LAND OF OZ (217)
(47-4552) [17-10-1,139]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COURAGE                        BABY
LAND OF OZ (217)               RAT SALAD (577)
(47-4552) [17-10-1,139]        (47-5224) [7-2-0,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COURAGE                        AHURA MAZDA
LAND OF OZ (217)               KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
(47-4552) [17-10-1,139]        (47-5152) [4-8-1,40]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LAND OF OZ (217)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SECOND BANANAS (573)        51
2. TOMBSTONE (555)             45      MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
3. ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)     44      Unchartered Team
4. LAND OF OZ (217)            42
5. SKELETON KEY (493)          40      TOMBSTONE (555)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*TOMBSTONE (555)            8   2  1 80.0   1/ 1 LAND OF OZ (217)         15  0 0
 2/ 2 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   252 153 20 62.2   2/20 BLACK STORM (171)         9  5 0
 3/ 5 OLD HABITS (566)          25  16  1 61.0   3/17*TOMBSTONE (555)           8  2 1
 4/ 7 LAND OF OZ (217)         427 279 13 60.5   4/ 3*FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)     8  5 0
 5- 6 ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)     38  25  4 60.3   5/ 2 MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)   8  7 1
 6/ 0*DOK SIK KILLAS (595)       3   2  1 60.0   6/ 4 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)    7  6 1
 7/ 0*ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)    3   2  1 60.0   7/24 SECOND BANANAS (573)      7  8 1
 8/ 3*FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)     21  15  3 58.3   8/ 5 SKELETON KEY (493)        7  8 0
 9/ 8 MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)   29  21  2 58.0   9/13*VINCERE AUT MORI (588)    7  8 0
10/10 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         573 457 30 55.6  10/12 THE JESUITS (524)         7  8 0
11/ 9 COFFEE RULES! (505)      121  98  5 55.3  11/10*NATURAL B. KILLERS (584)  6  3 3
12/11 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)      88  77  5 53.3  12/15 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     6  9 1
13/16*NATURAL B. KILLERS (584)  17  15  3 53.1  13/ 6 COFFEE RULES! (505)       6  9 0
14/13 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     302 272 30 52.6  14/14 NEMESIS (32)              6  9 0
15/14*RAT SALAD (577)           22  20  0 52.4  15- 9 ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)     5  5 0
16/12 NEMESIS (32)             135 124 13 52.1  16/26*RAT SALAD (577)           5  5 0
17-15 DARQUE FORCES (396)       84  81  5 50.9  17/22*SOULFORGE (587)           5 10 2
18/19 SKELETON KEY (493)        78  78  3 50.0  18/ 7 OLD HABITS (566)          4  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18*CYNICAL DELUSIONS (586)    2   2  0 50.0  19- 8 DARQUE FORCES (396)       4  6 0
20/20 BLACK STORM (171)         61  63  8 49.2  20/30*ADULT SWIM (589)          4  6 0
21/21 SECOND BANANAS (573)      29  30  2 49.2  21/16 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)      4 10 0
22/17*VINCERE AUT MORI (588)     7   8  0 46.7  22/ 0*DOK SIK KILLAS (595)      3  2 1
23/ 0*DARK PINNACLE (598)       13  15  2 46.4  23/ 0*ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   3  2 1
24/22 THE JESUITS (524)         61  79 12 43.6  24/21 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          3  4 0
25/ 0*DRACONIC REALM (519)      10  13  0 43.5  25-25*CYNICAL DELUSIONS (586)   2  0 0
26-23 TREBORS (232)             79 106  8 42.7  26-27 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    2  1 0
27-24 KELLY'S HEROES (202)      27  37  5 42.2  27- 0 I HATE THEM (597)         2  1 0
28/ 0 I HATE THEM (597)         27  37  1 42.2  28-11 DUR EDHEL (579)           2  3 0
29/ 0 HOME GUARD (402)          27  38  2 41.5  29/ 0 HOME GUARD (402)          2  3 0
30/31*ADULT SWIM (589)           4   6  0 40.0  30- 0*DARK PINNACLE (598)       1  1 0
31-26 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    98 148  2 39.8  31/ 0*FALLEN (590)              1  2 0
32/25 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     25  38  2 39.7  32/28 AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)     1  2 0
33-27 DUR EDHEL (579)           17  33  2 34.0  33/ 0*GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     1  4 0
34/28*SOULFORGE (587)            5  10  2 33.3  34-19 TREBORS (232)             1  5 0
35/ 0*FALLEN (590)               1   2  0 33.3  35/18 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)      1  8 0
36/ 0*GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)      2   5  0 28.6  36/ 0*THE DREAMING (591)        0  5 0
37/29 AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)     11  29  0 27.5  37-31 KELLY'S HEROES (202)      0  2 0
38/30 MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)      8  31  0 20.5  38/ 0*DRACONIC REALM (519)      0  2 0
39/ 0*THE DREAMING (591)         0   5  0  0.0  39/29 MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)     0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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Couple of announcements, folks!

1.  The Turf War IV, as you know was postponed until Turn 225.  As you also know, it
was done out of respect for Oz's request.  Until such time, I'll allow changes in
declarations, verifications, Champions, etc.  On Turn 224, you're stuck with what
you've got.

2.  Hammer's question was a good one (even if he called me a misfit and idiot).  The
answer to that, Hammer, is...yes.  If a team in entered in the contest, and his
warrior wins a TV or TC, the points will continue to run throughout the contest.
Once the Tourney Results are posted in the NL, the points begin to add or subtract at
the given rates.

3.  This is rather a question of my own...how do you feel about my disqualifying a
team that disrespects the capacity of "Host."  As a manager, I personally can deal
with anything that comes at me in that regard, it's the disrespect to Hosts in
general that ticks me off.  I've seen it directed at others, and I don't like it.
With a general consensus...I'll base my decision.  Thanks.

4.  I've sent off a letter to RSI (again) regarding arena name change, DA monster
name changes and stand-in name changes.  I'll let you guys/gals know as the answers
come in.

5.  Here's what I've got for declarations and verifications so far:

Captain:  Kat (I'm assuming Hammer had this right)

Hammer/All Swamp Hammerz/Swamp Claw Hammer
(0)/declared/not verified

Alliance:  Vendett@United (0)
Captain:  CFH

CFH/Rat Salad/Baby                      (0)/declared/verified
Abraxis/?/?                             (0)/not declared/verified
Voodoo/?/?                              (0)/not declared/verified
Goat/The Jesuits(?)/?                   (0)/not declared/verified
Toker/Vincere Aut Mori (?)/?            (0)/not declared/verified
Wasby/Soulforgt(?)/?                    (0)/not declared/verified
Skullagrim/Skeleton Key(?)/?            (0)/not declared/verified
Mr. Coffee/Coffee Rules! (?)/?          (0)/not declared/verified

** Special Note:  Those managers not declared are NOT locked in.

Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar, TCB
Host of TW4

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                                   A CONVERSATION

     The two men looked at each other one last time as brothers.  One was a half-
demon.  Child-like in stature he actually seemed to tower over the other man who was
just over six foot tall.  A wise man would realize that the larger of the two had an
immense, deep respect for the smaller.
     "Master Darque, I wish it hadn't come down to this but it is time for me to move
on.  The Cartel is no longer the alliance I joined and I cannot deal with what it is
becoming," said CFH.
     I wish that you would stay my Captain, but you must do what you feel is right
for you and your people," said the Half-demon.
     "No, I cannot stay.  When I joined there were only five of us.  We were truly a
brotherhood, an alliance of equals.  A group of men with an understanding and a
purpose.  When we began to expand we brought in good people, Abraxis, Apex and Dr.
Mabuse.  But then, then...then we made mistakes.  We began to bring in people with no
true desire to represent the Cartel.  People who do not deserve the honor of serving
within its ranks.  People like Rook, Lady Martilyo, Sensei Jan and others with no
true commitment to the arena or our alliance."
     Master Darque grimaced, "Yes there have probably been some mistakes, but I
cannot leave the VC now.  I cannot join you as you have asked.  I must continue to
lead.  Good people like Firehawk, Fizban, Hammer and my Father make the alliance
worth being a part of."
     "I respect your decision," said CFH with a nod.
     "And I respect yours," said Master Darque.  "Any thoughts as to what you will
name your alliance, my friend?"
     "I have come up with something that means a lot to me, but you may not approve.
Even though I am leaving the Cartel, it was a difficult decision to make and a small
piece of me will always remain with it.  Therefore, I would like to take a small
piece of the alliance with me.  I would like to found my alliance on the values and
principles of what the VC once was.  A small collection of individuals united by a
common cause.  Heavy emphasis on the United.  I will of course do something to
indicate that we are no longer truly Cartel.  Perhaps alter the appearance of
Vendetta."
     Master Darque smiled, "Why would I not approve, my Captain.  You are paying
tribute to the alliance."
     "No my Godfather," he said as he bowed his head and took the half-demon's right
hand.  "I am paying tribute to you and Firehawk.  Two of my oldest friends."  CFH
kissed the Half-demon's Vendetta Cartel signet ring one final time.

                    The End

(This is more of an explanation than most of you deserve.)

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 507): CATNIP of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): WILD WEST of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): RAZZLE DAZZLE of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): DISMAY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 507): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): LADZ OF LUGBURZ (Bum, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
                          RAY D AYTOR of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LUCIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Amazing!  I am so proud to be the very first Duelmaster in SCOMSS Swamp!  What
an honor!  It was a great challenge and a fine battle, but the gods must have wanted
a member of The Fellowship to be the first Titleholder.
     But I realize the road ahead is difficult.  Many at the top levels are as good a
warrior as I am.  I can but give it my best.  And I will.
     More importantly to me is the need for that final political point to make myself
worthy of The Lady.  Of course another title will allow that end, but perchance even
with a loss to one of SCOMSS Swamp's finest, I shall prevail.
     By the time this column is published, the Tempe Arena Face will have concluded.
I wish my teammates Hourglass and Rainbow well, realizing that they are not at their
optimum for the event.  Good luck to all the entered Fellowship members, as
preparation begins to be ready for defense of the title in Turf War Four.
     May the coming of the New Year bring all of you your hopes and dreams.

                                         I remain,
                                         Courage, DMII
                                         Land Of Oz
                                         Fellowship Of The SCOMSS

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail SCOMSS SWAMP!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  I understand that The Dripping Blade is buying the drinks for BLACK 
STORM tonight, to honor their rise to 2nd after this turns 5-0-0.  Hmmm.  Now, what 
did these guys have for breakfast this morning?  TOMBSTONE has turned a 4-1-1 into 
3rd place from 17th.  Give me the recipe!  I want to know who's buying the drinks for 
who tonight at The Dripping Blade, seeing as SECOND BANANAS' 29-30-2 has earned them 
7th place in the ranks.  OLD HABITS must be either in pain, or numb, having dropped 
from 7th to 18th this turn, with a 2-1-0 acting as the weight.  The NATURAL B. 
KILLERS 2 guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You 
never know where this kind of thing can lead.  On their very first turn, ALL SWAMP 
HAMMERZ had a 3-2-1, and with this kind of luck or skill, should do well.  Welcome to 
SCOMSS SWAMP.  On their very first turn, DOK SIK KILLAS had a 3-2-1, and with this 
kind of luck or skill, should do well.  Welcome to SCOMSS SWAMP.  And let's see, 
PAULA BONES fought DEEP FRIED LARD and gained 28 points and contributed to SKELETON 
KEY's 3-2-0.  BEAR NEKKID has lost to BABY, falling 17 points, while helping make THE 
BEAR'S PAW a 2-3-0 turn.  JABBERWOCK challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, 
attempting to dethrone LAND OF OZ's warrior.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster 
have failed, and COURAGE remains SCOMSS SWAMP's top warrior for another turn.  Can 
someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do 
dishes at The Dripping Blade until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the THE BEAR'S PAW stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on SCOMSS SWAMP, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided THE BEAR'S PAW stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was THE 
JESUITS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that BEAR NEKKID from THE 
BEAR'S PAW was SCOMSS SWAMP's most challenged warrior this turn.  Well now, what do 
you expect when someone like AHURA MAZDA from KNIGHTS TEMPLAR challenges down 16 
points to fight MIDGUARD of THE JESUITS?  We're not surprised to hear that AHURA 
MAZDA subdued MIDGUARD, but I bet it would be interesting to hear why KNIGHTS TEMPLAR 
made such a challenge.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  CORPULENT CORPSE has departed SCOMSS SWAMP, leaving MYSTIC ORC FEAST 
without their 7-4-0 warrior.  Question, just what was hers team doing at the taverns 
last night?  Kudos go out to BLACK THUNDER this turn, for revenging BLACK STORM's 
bloodfeud against SOULFORGE's warrior CULONEGRO.  Well done.  Is it really true that 
SCOMSS SWAMP has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...  
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in SCOMSS SWAMP again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COURAGE 4552                 17  10  1   139       LAND OF OZ (217)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAINBOW 4553                 19   9  0   123       LAND OF OZ (217)
 LEVIATHAN OF LARD 5113       14   5  2   116       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-NULN 5467                    10   2  1   115       I HATE THEM (597)
 HOURGLASS 5127               15   2  0   113       LAND OF OZ (217)
-GREGOLA 5101                 21  13  0   111       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 DEEP FRIED LARD 4975         18   9  0   105       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 PAULA BONES 4414             18  13  1   101       SKELETON KEY (493)
-FOLMOR GRIGG 4501            21  33  0   100       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-THE GREEK GUY 5478           11   4  0   100       I HATE THEM (597)
 ART PENDRAGON 5151            8   7  0   100       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 OSLOBEN BENBOBEN 4561        14  13  1    97       SKELETON KEY (493)
-SHELDON 4111                 10   3  2    92       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JABBERWOCK 1277              13  13  3    89       NEMESIS (32)
-KALYPSO 3603                 19  14  0    86       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 SPAWING OF SPEWN 5197         9   2  0    85       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 FIGHTING TREE 5235            8   4  0    82       LAND OF OZ (217)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STING 2724                   12   8  0    66       NEMESIS (32)
 JENNA 5099                   11   9  3    66       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 WYRD 5167                     8   3  0    66       THE JESUITS (524)
 GALDR 5171                    6   4  1    66       THE JESUITS (524)
 MARAJUANA MAN 3411            8   4  2    65       BLACK STORM (171)
 DRASTARDY DAKE 5198           6   5  1    64       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 BABY 5224                     7   2  0    62       RAT SALAD (577)
 HUMBUG 5199                   9   4  1    60       LAND OF OZ (217)
-LEPPADA 2257                 13  19  0    58       TREBORS (232)
 AMELA BUNDERSON 5339          6   2  0    58       SKELETON KEY (493)
 SARA F. 5349                  5   2  0    58       SKELETON KEY (493)
-ANJE 4109                     9   4  0    57       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ACE METRIC 3554               4   4  0    56       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 GREEDY 5223                   6   2  0    52       RAT SALAD (577)
 YURI KARLOMOV 4215            9   2  0    51       HOME GUARD (402)
 SISTER MARY SARAH 5137        9   2  0    51       OLD HABITS (566)
 ZOMBIE KNIGHT 3564            9   1  0    49       BLACK STORM (171)
 DASTER MARQUE 5196            6   5  0    46       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 KRAMER 5191                   6   5  0    44       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 SWEET N LOW 5306              5   4  0    44       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 TEN C-0 METER 5141            7   6  0    43       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT 5219     6   4  1    43       OLD HABITS (566)
-STEAL SHANK 5487              4   1  0    43       DARK PINNACLE (598)
-DONAVAN 4112                  8   5  0    42       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 SIR GALAHAD 5148              7   7  0    42       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 TAKALEREIHN II 4260           4   6  1    42       HOME GUARD (402)
-RONDOL QUIGLO 4978            8  17  0    41       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 BEAR NEKKID 5126              9   8  0    40       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 AHURA MAZDA 5152              4   8  1    40       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAT-BOY 5221                  6   2  0    39       RAT SALAD (577)
-HELLUIN 5237                  3   7  0    39       DUR EDHEL (579)
-MAHARA 2656                   9  10  1    38       TREBORS (232)
 MINOR BLUE 5326               6   2  1    38       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
-KOZYTA 2640                   8  11  2    37       TREBORS (232)
 PAUL BEARER 5187              6   7  2    37       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-CURSESHOCK 5234               6   4  0    36       DARQUE FORCES (396)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HUSTLER 1765                  3   4  3    33       KELLY'S HEROES (202)
 HALLE BEARY 5312              3   6  0    33       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 LITTLE BIG MAN 5393           2   0  1    33       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 CRISTER MOFFEE 5289           6   4  1    32       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 CLINTONLIKESBUSH 5318         5   2  0    32       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 SISTER MARY CLARENCE 5262     4   4  0    32       OLD HABITS (566)
 WHITE SETTLER 5322            3   4  1    32       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 GAFF 5347                     4   0  0    31       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 MORGAN 5055                   2   0  0    31       TOMBSTONE (555)
 PAVEL MOLARI II 3665          6   7  1    30       HOME GUARD (402)
 FREEZE DRIED 5308             6   3  0    30       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 DEVOUT CHRISTIAN 5321         4   3  1    29       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
-KATIE 5337                    4   3  0    29       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
-ARAUTHATOR 4660               3   1  0    29       DRACONIC REALM (519)
-YLW JACKET HAMMER 5329        2   0  0    29       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
-COWBOY 1545                   6   8  0    28       KELLY'S HEROES (202)
-ELDHWEN 5236                  5   5  0    28       DUR EDHEL (579)
 FRED BEAR 5348                4   3  0    28       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-ANTI 5457                     3   3  0    26       I HATE THEM (597)
 JACK & JILL 5310              4   3  0    25       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-NIN QUIRE 5281                4   5  0    24       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 HAWKEYE HAMMER 5061           3   9  0    24       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAVEL MOLARI III 4539         2   5  0    23       HOME GUARD (402)
 B.B. CROSS 5323               5   3  1    22       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 GET THE POINT? 5097           3   7  0    22       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
-SISTER SLEDGE 5341            2   1  0    21       OLD HABITS (566)
-BLOOD RAYNE 5489              4   4  0    20       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 LEET STREEGLE 5368            2   1  0    20       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
-CARCHAROTH 5353               1   3  0    20       DUR EDHEL (579)
 VASH THE STAMPEDE 5396        1   1  0    20       ADULT SWIM (589)
-MULLIGAN 1718                 5   4  0    19       KELLY'S HEROES (202)
-SCOTT 5299                    5   4  0    19       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 MELON MUSH 5357               4   2  0    19       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 BORIS MARKOV 4540             3   4  0    19       HOME GUARD (402)
 GANGSTA CREEP 5391            2   1  0    19       VINCERE AUT MORI (588)
 DOC 5059                      2   0  0    19       TOMBSTONE (555)
 SKIPPY 5411                   1   1  0    19       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 RINGO 5056                    2   0  1    18       TOMBSTONE (555)
 FAMILY GUY 5398               1   1  0    18       ADULT SWIM (589)
 JAY 5327                      4   4  1    17       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
-MR. REE 5406                  1   0  0    17       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-VALAMARADACE 4695             2   2  0    16       DRACONIC REALM (519)
 SWAMP LILY HAMMER 5441        1   0  0    16       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 MATTIE 5058                   1   1  0    16       TOMBSTONE (555)
 SWAMP BURP HAMMER 5439        1   0  0    15       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 ETIENNE DUPLAIX 5377          2   1  1    14       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 WOODY 5412                    2   0  0    14       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 APPIUS 5392                   2   1  0    14       VINCERE AUT MORI (588)
 PICUS 5390                    1   2  0    14       VINCERE AUT MORI (588)
 CAFE AU LAIT 5344             3   4  0    13       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 BLACK THUNDER 3885            3   3  0    13       BLACK STORM (171)
-NASTA 5297                    2   6  1    13       DUR EDHEL (579)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITANIA 2958                  2   7  0    13       NEMESIS (32)
-MARRED TEENY 5291             1   3  0    13       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
-BABBRA 1866                   3   2  1    12       KELLY'S HEROES (202)
 WYATT 5057                    1   1  0    12       TOMBSTONE (555)
 KENSAI 5267                   2   5  0    11       RAT SALAD (577)
 SWAMP CLAW HAMMER 5438        1   0  1    11       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 CYANIDE 5444                  1   0  1    11       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
 AXELROD GUNNER 5401           1   0  0    11       FALLEN (590)
 EVICSERATOR 5358              3   1  0    10       BLACK STORM (171)
 BENDER 5395                   2   0  0    10       ADULT SWIM (589)
 GENESIS 5435                  1   0  0    10       SOULFORGE (587)
 HANTA 5443                    1   0  0    10       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
 DIPTHERIA 5445                1   0  0    10       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
-SOULTAKER 5455                1   0  0    10       I HATE THEM (597)
 JACK MCFARLAND 5481           1   0  0    10       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 HOLLE' CHERRY 5437            1   0  0    10       SKELETON KEY (493)
 TRESSA 5388                   1   2  0     9       VINCERE AUT MORI (588)
 INCUBUS 5423                  1   1  0     9       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 SHADOW 5434                   1   0  0     9       SOULFORGE (587)
-TOUCH OF STONE 5362           1   0  0     9       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (586)
-ITHILNAUR 5354                2   2  0     8       DUR EDHEL (579)
 GRENDEL 5376                  2   1  0     8       NEMESIS (32)
 MIDGUARD 5410                 1   1  0     8       THE JESUITS (524)
-CLAUGIYLIAMATAR 4694          2   1  0     7       DRACONIC REALM (519)
-SHE HULK HAMMER 5328          2   0  0     7       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
-SMOKED 5361                   1   0  0     7       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (586)
 CULONEGRO 5387                1   2  1     6       SOULFORGE (587)
 IMMAZAEL 5384                 1   2  1     6       SOULFORGE (587)
 CLOCKWORK ORANGE 5415         1   0  0     6       BLACK STORM (171)
-STEEL RAIN 2180               1   3  0     6       KELLY'S HEROES (202)
 WILSON 5482                   1   0  0     6       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 FASTDRAW 5315                 1   3  0     6       RAT SALAD (577)
-DON KING 5374                 0   2  0     6       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 ROBUST BREW 5400              1   1  0     5       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 THE KURGEN 5375               1   2  0     5       NEMESIS (32)
 DARK WARLOCK 5422             1   1  0     4       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 BEAR SKINRUG 5399             1   1  0     4       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 CAPPUCCINO 5382               0   3  0     3       COFFEE RULES! (505)
-3 MI. ISLE COFFEE 5334        0   1  0     3       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
 AMALRIC 5378                  0   3  0     3       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
-WASP HAMMER 5330              0   2  0     2       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
 AMAZON JANE 5414              0   2  0     2       SOULFORGE (587)
-FALCON HAMMER 5331            0   2  0     2       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
 SHADOW RAINS 5405             0   1  0     1       FALLEN (590)
 SWAMP TRAP HAMMER 5442        0   1  0     1       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 SWAMP ROSE HAMMER 5440        0   1  0     1       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 DEAD ANGLE 5418               0   1  0     1       THE DREAMING (591)
 NIGHT TERROR 5420             0   1  0     1       THE DREAMING (591)
 ERON RIPPER 5403              0   1  0     1       FALLEN (590)
 EBOLA (Z) 5447                0   1  0     1       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
 ANTHRAX 5446                  0   1  0     1       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
 DAY DREAM 5417                0   1  0     1       THE DREAMING (591)
 BROCK SAMPSON 5416            0   1  0     1       THE DREAMING (591)
-DAMING FLRAMBUIE 5335         0   1  0     1       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
 WAR CRY HAMM 5436             0   1  0     1       THE JESUITS (524)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FAYE VALENTINE 5397    0  2 0 ADULT SWIM 589        DARK CHAMPION 24      220 NONE    
VENDETTA LYNNE 5431    0  1 0 ADULT SWIM 589        DARRELL DEATH 25      220 NONE    
VERITAS 5379           0  1 0 BLACK STORM 171       CULONEGRO 5387        218 JUST REV
WITCHCRAZE 5201        5  3 1 DARQUE FORCES 396     SHELDON 4111          216 NOT REVE

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ICEWRAITH 5346         0  2 0 DARQUE FORCES 396     JAY 5327              216 REVENGED
ARVEIATURACE 4658      2  3 0 DRACONIC REALM 519    DARK CHAMPION 24      220 NONE    
ZORE 4863              0  1 0 DRACONIC REALM 519    MURDEROUS MARK 18     220 NONE    
KNIGHTMARE 5419        0  1 0 THE DREAMING 591      SWAMP CLAW HAMME 5438 220         
CHIRP 5480             0  1 0 FEATHERS FLYIN' 585   WURM KIN 27           220 NONE    
KELSO 5324             2  4 0 FEATHERS FLYIN' 585   WHITE SETTLER 5322    219         
WITCH NUN 5424         0  1 0 GOTHIC MINISTRY 592   DARK CHAMPION 24      220 NONE    
SUCCUBUS 5425          0  1 0 GOTHIC MINISTRY 592   GUILLOTINE GARTH 20   220 NONE    
UNWORTHY 5421          0  1 0 GOTHIC MINISTRY 592   MURDEROUS MARK 18     220 NONE    
DISIR 5168             5  5 1 THE JESUITS 524       DARK CHAMPION 24      220 NONE    
BEWARE OF CLONES 5409  0  1 0 LIFE'S LESSONS 562    CYANIDE 5444          220         
THE FISHER KING 5104  15 18 1 LIFE'S LESSONS 562    LEVIATHAN OF LAR 5113 218         
PELLA REES 5280        1  7 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 506  NASTA 5297            217         
LID BUTE 5333          0  2 0 MIXED-UP MIXERS 558   CARDIAC CRAIG 21      220 NONE    
CORPULENT CORPSE 5250  7  5 0 MYSTIC ORC FEAST 416  DRASTARDY DAKE 5198   220         
GEORGE BUSH 5320       2  3 0 NATURAL B. KILLER 584 MINOR BLUE 5326       217         
KING CRAB 4983        12  9 0 ROYAL FLUSH 48        OSLOBEN BENBOBEN 4561 216 NOT REVE
THE INFINITE 5383      1  1 0 SOULFORGE 587         LITTLE BIG MAN 5393   219         
BIG CREEPY 5385        0  1 0 SOULFORGE 587         ETIENNE DUPLAIX 5377  218         
LAST ROACH 5386        0  2 0 SOULFORGE 587         DEVOUT CHRISTIAN 5321 219         
CASIEA 5389            1  2 0 VINCERE AUT MORI 588  RINGO 5056            220         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Spawn -- It was SO nice of you to say that!  You brought me luck in winning the
second crown.  Thanks! -- Courage

Master Darque -- The Consortium Waste has been a fixture for many, many years.  All
us Consortiumites hoped that publishing the info would help others, and your comments
give us cheer that it has.  Salute. -- Oz The All Cheerful

Leviathon Of Lard -- Now since you are up here nearly alone with all of us, you don't
plan to put the hurt on any of us Ozers, do you? -- Hourglass, Rainbow, and Courage

Ace Bailey -- Congrats on the graduation!  We all hope you and Crip give 'em immortal
"what for" in the upcoming FTF Challenger Class!  You go, Ace! -- Oz The All
Motivating

Mr. Coffee -- Thanks for the fine comment on the Land Of Oz Turf War W/L record.  I
would like to take some credit for good strategies or timely magic or something, but
I must honestly admit that the warriors did it all, rising to the challenge of The
Fellowship. -- Oz The All Lucky

Baphomet -- We are not the least bit sorry for your deep disappointment, but we are
thankful for your heartfelt congrats.  And a big salute to you for rising to the
challenge of handling TW4.  You the man! -- Oz The All Thankful

T225, Old Fellowshippers, are you in?  Spawn, Crip, Mannequin, Slugbait, Soultaker?
The Fellowship Of The SCOMSS intends to defend the TW3 Title.  -- Oz The All Excited

Asmo Dius -- We all owe you a BIG, BIG, BIG "hip hip" for coordinating a terrific
event.  Teams and alliances are easy to come by.  Great coordinators are scarce.  A
Top-Of-The-Line Salute!!!!!! -- Oz The Ever Praising

Mr. Baphomet -- Most verbose?!?!  Couldn't it have been most friendly or most
talkative or.......  But thanks for the thought! -- Oz The Most Verbose

Donovan -- It was truly all my pleasure.  I am at my best around the Holidays. --
Humbug (Bah)

Vendetta Cartel -- Congrats for getting the most stylemasters and awards in TW3. --
Oz The All Praising

All -- Doesn't the arena name SCOMSS Swamp just seem so neat?! -- Oz The All Humble

Kalypso -- A valiant, valiant try, but the luck of the gods tipped my way. -- Courage

Bears Paw -- Most stylemasters and awards in TW3!  Way to go team!  Salute!  And
congrats on Bear Acuda's win of most stylemasters, even though Courage says he is
looking for a lawyer to protest!  (The dolt!) -- Oz The All Praising

Daster Marque -- I would like to say that I topped you in one fell swoop, but it was
not that easy. -- Fighting Tree

Osloben Benboben -- Haven't you learned anything?  Another challenge and another loss
to me, Hon?  You really don't want to mess with my "if challenged", that is,
presuming you can even get to first base with me.  (wink)  I may be fun, but I am not
easy. -- Hourglass (with hugs and kisses and that's all)

All -- Maybe this got lost but I was supposed to announce last turn that I am
captaining THE ILLUMINATI alliance in the upcoming Turf War 4.  Since it's been
delayed and I'm still talking some of the kLk to work this into their budgets I'm
going to wait to announce who all is in.  Truth be told, I'm not sure who all might
show up.  This grouping has possibilities to be quite unique.  The Company of
Brothers, the kLk, maybe get some of the CHAOS guys to show.  Yup.  47 is staying on
my must play list for a while.  *evil grin* -- Talon Darkhart/the artist formerly
known as Bookie, mgr. Adult Swim

All -- One more thing.  Baphomet's my boy.  He's always been cool with me and
respectful so anyone calling him an enemy should also expect my blade.  Be ye
forewarned. -- TDH

Street Legal -- While I like your mouth and your wit, we had a brief tie up in Jhans.
I gave you a death and you gave me some scumming.  I hardly felt our encounter was
finished and perhaps we can use this stink-ass swamp to settle which juggalo is king.
*evil grin*  It's not that I don't necessarily like you, but beating on juggalos is
what a juggalo does. -- TDH
P.S.  Who's down with the clown?

Baphomet -- Damn.  When ya throws a party ya throws a party don't ya?  Well let me
get a couple more of the guys over here and we'll burn this mother down! -- TDH

Sir Chester -- Hehe!  How's my favorite kLk talker in the world?  I finally got over
here so you point and I'll kill.  *grin*  Let the bodies hit the floooooooor! -- TDH
P.S.  kLk kLk BOOM!!!!

Hey!  Did anyone read the DM 25 PA's where "The Circle of Order" has demanded tribute
from anyone playing in 'their' arena?  Hehe!  Anybody wanna go run em out of town
when the BR is over or before?  Hehe!  What can I say?  I'm deviant. -- TDH

Master Darque -- Thanks for reminding me of some of my lost time in Hartford.  As I
said, if I'd known that was you, I'd have said hello before then.  Don't expect me to
not get involved considering my ties to Baphomet but I didn't like Episode II and I
don't like clones either.  *wink*  This is really is going to be a battle royal in
here isn't it?  *cackle* -- TDH

All -- <whisper> We should be careful.  I hear that without hockey Canadians lose
their mind.  *points toward Crip*  He's gonna lose it.  I just know it. -- TDH,
tiptoeing away humming O'Canada softly

Goat -- Hand of death, eh?  And where exactly, sir, has that hand been? -- TDH

Asmo Dius, The Mighty TW3 Coordinator -- Please advise me on what needs to be done
from The Fellowship side to assure delivery of the roll-up certs and account postings
for those in The SCOMSS.  Oz can be reached at:  wfms101@aol.com; 864-940-6848
(cell); and via
     Wayne Smith
     101 Overlook Ct.
     Easley, SC, 29642
         -- Oz The Fellowship Coordinator

All -- Rumor has it that the British Isles Spawn and The Spoonertics (a.k.a. Mark
Spencer), a valued member of The Fellowship Of The SCOMSS, and a long-time cornerpost
of North Fork and SCOMSS Swamp is taking a sabbatical (hopefully) and/or retiring
from Alastarian competition.  We wish him the best, and we will miss his wisdom and
fellowship.  Godspeed. -- Oz The All-Emotional

Asmo Dius, my friend, all is answered.  The package that you sent to the old Clinton,
MO fortress made its way back to RSI and then on to the Oz castle in SC.  All is well
that ends well.  Salute! -- Oz The All Excited

All -- I am Talon Darkhart.  I will be captaining THE ILLUMINATI team in Turf War 4.
Managers able to declare for my team are:  Azareth, Baphomet, Assurnasir, P Diddy,
Azrael, and Turtle/Vigilante.  A few others may join as well but I will inform you
accordingly.  Prepare to taste my steel. -- Talon Darkhart, ILLUMINATI ALLIANCE, kLk
Faction, kLk God of War, Illuminati Alliance, Puppetmaster

All -- Oops.  I also want to say that Sir Chester is eligible for TEAM ILLUMINATI as
well.  (It's the second time I've sent this, what do you expect...perfection??) --
TDH, kLk God of War, Illuminati Alliance, Puppetmaster

Baphomet -- I am declaring my entry into the Turf War and of course will be
representing the kLk through the Illuminati. -- Azrael, Lord of the Fallen

All -- Pdiddy and the Dreaming shall join the ILLUMINATI for TW4.  My champion shall
be Knightmare. -- PdiddykLk

All -- My new home away from home.  All who stand against the ILLUMINATI shall fall
at my feet. -- Pdiddyklk the Great

White Settler -- Feeling pretty good, don't, that warrior sucked!!!  Be looking for
ya! -- Barnabas

Street Legal -- Oz and I are old pals, missed him at the face this year, sorry old
buddy!  I was doing something I shouldn't have been, wasn't paying attention and he
just got me back on track, that's all.  Glad to see you in here, plan on being here
for quite a while. -- Barnabas

Oz -- Got myself calmed down, thanks.  Hope your tourney went well, wished I could
have been there! -- Barnabas

GTP -- Looks like the shoe is on the other foot. -- Minor Blue

     Perhaps you need TWO shoes? -- Ed.

Tressa -- What were you thinking? -- Jay

Halle -- So, what are you doing after the fight? -- Gaff

Amalric -- Wake me up when it's over. -- B.B.

Fizban -- You should mention the fact that you would rather DA your warrior than face
a blood-feud. -- The COL

SCOMSS SWAMPERS -- It is with a pang of regret I have to inform you all that the
SCOMSS alliance is to become the SCOMS.  I'm taking a break from Duelmasters (I will
NOT call it Duel II... *ich*) for an indeterminate period.  The enjoyment/
anticipation I once felt just isn't there for me any more.  Hence my efforts and
commitment (and subsequently results) have declined.  Hence my enjoyment has declined
further...etc. etc....  In order to break this cycle before I hit the bottom, I'm
jumping off the slide.  Thanks to all those who've helped make this an enjoyable pass
time for over ten years now--I've had a blast. -- Spawn, Manager Spoonertiks

     We will miss you! -- Ed.

*Baphomet* -- Since the contest is postponed I hereby withdraw my announced Champion
until such time as Turf War 4 begins.  Must scrutinize the roster performances! --
Hammer
P.S.  It was a Wise Decision on your part to postpone the TW4 as suggested by the
various members of the Swamp!

SCOMMS -- Congratulations on a hard fought victory! -- Kat

Asmo Dius -- A hearty congrats to you also for a finely run contest.  My boys didn't
lose--we simply ran out of turns! -- The Ever-Pessimistic persian:  Kat

Baphomet -- The contest is starting rather soon, eh?  (T225)  The Kat-representative
Cartel will be present, but you'll have to wait a couple turns for my announcement.
As a prelude;  Kat (THE BEAR'S PAW), Hammer (ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ), Fizban (MANAGERIAL
MAYHEM), Master Darque (DARQUE FORCES), Street Legal, and Maxmillian (NATURAL B.
KILLERS) all will participate. -- The Ocelot of Unorganization -- Kat

V@U -- Make sure you have the WAAAMBulance for Hammer when you fight. -- Goat/Dark
Knight of the V@U/Delarquan Duke of the Desolate Empire

Skully -- Feel free to test their mettle.  They await your teaching. -- Goat/Dark
Knight

Baphomet -- The Jesuits declare for TW IV, my champion is "Wyrd."  I also declare for
the V@U Alliance. -- Goat/Dark Knight of V@U/Delarquan Duke of the Desolate Empire

All, especially Baphomet -- Mr. Coffee and the Coffee Rules! Guildhouse is proud to
announce our intent to compete in Turf War 4.
     Manager Name -- Mr. Coffee (Captain)
     Team Name -- Coffee Rules! (505)
     Alliance -- The Alliance That Isn't Oz And His Cronies OR T.A.T.I.O.A.H.C.
     We are taking applications via the personals.  We can't all hang out with Oz, so
come one, come all, come early.  If I accept your application or reject your
application you'll read it in the personals.
     The Final Cut is the first turn, after that all applicants are rejected unless
you're just a real fun manager, not necessarily a winning one--but it would be nice.
     Give me liberty over the oppressive Oz Government or at least 12 competitive
rounds.

Oz -- Your request was respected. -- Baphomet (the Oz Respecter)

Hammer -- Were you calling me a misfit or an idiot?  I resemble that! -- Bapohmet

CFH -- Does Toker remind you of someone? -- Baphomet

Adult Swim -- Tell your possum-hunting, road-kill, backwood, trailer-trash, absent-
minded redneck hillbilly manager to make those declarations and verifications. --
Baphomet

Baphomet -- For the sake of organization, I'm claiming my team, Knights Templar for
"Illuminati." -- Baphomet, mgr.

Toker -- Now, I can appreciate your indulgence in the fine art of talking trash.
However, I think you missed the class on subtleties and tact.  Might I suggest you go
back and take it 'cause if you announce again that you're targeting my team, I'm
gonna shove my foot so far up your hind parts that your tonsils will have Athlete's
Foot.  If you think for a moment that we are all as forgiving as Hammer...think
again.  I've tempered my style of play in order to enjoy the folks I am in the arena
with.  And, I've got a whole passel of fellows coming to join me.  If you start
something, son--you die quickly and no one in your alliance can stop it.  And, as
much as I like and respect CFH and Abraxis...if you disrespect me again...I'll put
that friendship aside and go through them to get to you.  Now, get out of my front
yard and go play somewhere else before I lose my composure and smack you around just
for practice. -- Baphomet

Hammer -- Package came today.  No rollup cert enclosed. -- Baphomet
Alliance:  Vendetta Cartel

Oz -- SCOMMS Swamp?  Well spoken. -- Mr Coffee

Duelmaster Courage -- Salute! -- Coffee Rules!

Kat -- Congrats on a 5-0 turn. -- Mr. Coffee, the envious

Master Darque -- Sometimes wishful thinking works, ask Oz.  I know I've "wished" a
warrior to win on more than one occasion. -- Mr. Coffee

I agree that the spoils of success should be enjoyed by the successful before TW4
begins. -- Mr. Coffee

Tuff Stuff -- Winning is good.  Who wants to lose fights?  Oz is a bit stuffy at
times.  Ah, perhaps that is his secret.  Perhaps someone should beat the stuffing out
of him.

Tuff Stuff -- Challenging Oz regularly is a good way to rack up a lot of losses.  His
Ozers aren't omnipotent but he manages them fairly well! -- Mr. Coffee

Fizban -- I definitely remember your intro to the swamp and how you and Hammer butted
heads.  I love good competition.  Remember me killing your what was it, a PS?  (grin)
I recall we feuded for a while. -- Mr. Coffee

Spawn -- I don't ADM so a graduation or death is about the same thing.  I admit I
thought Latte could handle himself and instead got handled.  A lesson learned. -- Mr.
Coffee
P.S.  On Cold days I miss my Latte.

Goat -- I believe Fizban/Asmo bare knuckled a few times among themselves but nothing
"organized."  I believe one of the louts even carried a back up blade which he
relieved of its sheath rather quickly.  So much for "friendly" competition. -- Mr.
Coffee

CFH -- I have no idea what my plans are of this writing.  I'd like some alliance
mates that do as well with their stable as they do with their personals. -- Mr.
Coffee

Baphomet -- I declare Soulforge for vendett@UNITED in the upcoming TW4.  My champion
will be Culonegro.  Rollup cert is on the way. -- Wasby the Great
P.S.  Thanks for the welcome.  It's appreciated.

CFH -- I will represent us to the best of my abilities and will always be there till
the end. -- Wasby the Great

Maximillian -- Congrats on the fights.  Nicely done. -- Wasby the Great

Oz -- Thanks for the Welcome Wagon.  Judging from the TWIII results, you should be Oz
the all-conquering.  Congrats. -- Wasby the Great

Fizban -- It should ALWAYS be in fun, shouldn't it?  But if Toker acquires a target,
I will share it. -- Wasby the Great, Dark Knight, V@U of the Desolate Empire
P.S.  Don't make me call Takhisis...or Raistlin.

Kurgen -- Nice moves.  Good fight. -- Immazael, Barrenblade

Ettiene Duplaix -- d Que, Yo es no tu compadre?

All -- Mi Mama es Culonegro, e yo el las campeon de Soulforge.  Nadie aceptaria el
trabajo! -- Culonegro, Barrenblade

To whom it may concern -- Trash talk tends to bore me these days, so I'll try to
avoid a 5000 word short story and get to the point.  I named vendett@UNITED and I
know that I discussed it with the only person whose opinion counts:  Master Darque.
"Clone" would imply fake or duplicate but the truth is that I was VC back when you
side-show Charlies were buying the raffle tickets for your eventual membership.  I
loved the Cartel and I lived the experience.  You pay it lip service.  You know
nothing about its history or tradition and you know nothing about loyalty.
     I didn't come here for a "real" alliance war, but if it's war you want, then
suck in your gut, pull up your man panties, pin your ears back and wade in.  But
don't trip over your five seconds of courage because if you do, I'll kick you in your
face when you fall.  I don't play fair, don't live fair and I don't fight fair.  I'm
not Goat, not Toker and not Wasby.  I am... -- CFH/V@U

All -- The current active roster of V@U includes:  CFH, Goat, Abraxis, Voodoo.  Wasby
and Toker are being considered as prospects.  As of 11:11 a.m., 1/1/05 I do NOT
support the Desolate Empire.  I support the V@U and its members.  I will sort this
out...eventually. -- CFH/Rat Salad/V@U

V@U -- If you are true V@U or want to become V@U, I am imposing two turns of silence
versus any Cartel member.  Any who wish to appeal the decision can meet me in court.
-- CFH
P.S.  If you are V@U, wish to remain V@U or desire to become V@U, sound off.

Baphomet -- Did you receive my cert? -- CFH

Hammer -- You and I go back a ways you've done a couple of things for me that no
other manager probably would.  And because of that I've always liked and respected
you.  I do not condone what has been going on, but I do support my alliance and
alliance-mates.  I am V@U and because of that when you call out the "United vendett@
clones" you call me out as well.  At this point I can't speak for my alliance mates,
but I can speak for myself...I will answer the bell.  Every...single...time...Think
back to this war with the AA in 33.  Several managers swore to exterminate, several
swore vengeance.  But only a few delivered.  I was one of them.  I am not a great
manager.  I have never claimed to be a great manager.  But I am pretty decent when it
counts.  And one of the times that it counts is when someone calls you out.  Judging
by your p-ad, I see you know what I mean. -- CFH
P.S.  I leave it up to you.

Baphomet -- My team Draconic Realm (519) will be fighting under the banner of
Illuminati. -- Sir Chester

CFH -- I'll join your alliance for the tourney if I fight in it. -- Skullagrim

Courage -- I sure hope you graduate or die real soon. -- Paula

Corpulent Corpse -- You taught me my first parry skill!  I was hoping for so much
more. -- Sara Aster

Sorry, wasn't trying to be anti-social.  (My last turn's ads just weren't printed--
too anti-social I guess.)  Well, may this swamp of polite society know Snarky, God
Good Sport of Nemesis loves you and hopes you win every fight, especially against my
Nemesis.  Isn't that right, guys!

Ahm...Yes sir Mr. Snarky sir!  I would have just as soon had tea with Miss Bones as
broke her. -- Paula, let's just be friends ok? -- Jabberwock

Uhh...right.  Scott, it's beneath me to compare you to the paper product of your
namesake.  You wiped me out, buddy. -- Sting

Sara F(awcett?) -- Oh dear!  Well!  I'll call you Sara Sister.  Oh my! -- Titania

Immazael -- You can't hide down there forever, lowlander...brother. -- The Kurgen

(Snarky:)  ...ah...Greeendel!

No, No Social!  Midguard scare! -- Grendel

v@U of THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- War has been declared upon us.  What a mistake they
have made!  Let's make the transgressors pay for their slanders. -- Dark Knight Toker

C.F.H., Duke of the FREE-Blades for v@U THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- As you can see, Hammer
isn't the happiest manager in Alastari right now!  My feelings about this
"declaration of war" are, "SMASH THEM" and then wait for their peace talks.  It's sad
that a lot of respectful managers from the cartel will be dragged into this.  From
what I've seen, Hammer can't handle a one on one, so he will call for help!!! -- Dark
Knight Toker
P.S.  It looks to be an interesting future!!

Dark Knight Goat -- What's up with all these "CLONE" and "PRETENDER" comments!  We
need to teach some people what THE DESOLATE EMPIRE is all about!!! -- Dark Knight
Toker v@U of The D.E.

Dark Knight Wasby the Great -- I really hope that they bring it as good as they speak
it or I might be disappointed.  I haven't been shown anything yet, have you? -- Dark
Knight Toker

Dark Knight Abraxis -- CAN you believe these fools?  What say you? -- Dark Knight
Toker

Baphomet -- Let me say this now to clear up anything that I might have left unclear.
I apologize to you for any comments that may have been pointed your way.  I'm sending
a diplo to address this further.  Also thank you for the welcome, and I want to
declare now for v@u and my chosen champion will be GANSTA CREEP.  I know it's early;
however, I want to get it out of the way. -- Dark Knight Toker

Oz The All Wonderfully -- You are a manager with class.  I appreciate the warm
welcome you extended to my brother Wasby the Great and me.  My intentions were never
to come over here and cause any inconveniences or disruptions in this arena.
However, I fear the problems between Hammer and me have followed from Illis.  I look
forward to crossing blades and learning from some of the best managers of all
Alastari. -- Dark Knight Toker

Fizban -- So that you will know for future reference; I am v@U of The Desolate
Empire, not some bizarro cartel.  We are above all that!  The name choice for the
founders of v@U.  As you already know, they are all EX-cartel by choice.  They chose
to move on to a new future!  I would also have you know that Hammer doesn't tell the
whole story.  The man makes slighting comments toward me and mine, and when we
respond in kind, he wants to call it shooting off at the mouth and declares WAR.  It
matters not one bit who started it.  I'm here for the long haul.  I'm like you, I
don't take too much personally; however, I do enjoy fierce competition and wars.
It's not my place to declare war and truthfully I thought that Hammer and I could
have handled this between ourselves.  I guess I was a bad judge of character.  Now I
guess it escalates.  I'm a quick study and learn extremely fast!  Hammer has cast the
die; now we must ride it out the most enjoyable way we can--"ROLE-PLAYING and
STRATEGIZING!"  Hammer hasn't been able to show me anything yet!  Plus I love
desserts; I just hope it's cherry pie!! -- Dark Knight Toker

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or
http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DISIR was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LID BUTE was butchered by CARDIAC CRAIG in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ARVEIATURACE was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
FAYE VALENTINE was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WITCH NUN was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
VENDETTA LYNNE was assassinated by DARRELL DEATH in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
ZORE was dealt death by MURDEROUS MARK in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
CHIRP was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena struggle.
SUCCUBUS was butchered by GUILLOTINE GARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
UNWORTHY was savagely slain by MURDEROUS MARK in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena melee.
JENNA was vanquished by LEVIATHAN OF LARD in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
JAY was overpowered by WHITE SETTLER in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
BLACK THUNDER defeated CULONEGRO in a exciting 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
OSLOBEN BENBOBEN slimly lost to HOURGLASS in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
JABBERWOCK was demolished by COURAGE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title match.
ART PENDRAGON slimly lost to RAINBOW in a 7 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
SARA F. was overpowered by FIGHTING TREE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
MARAJUANA MAN vanquished TEN C-0 METER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
DASTER MARQUE was beaten by HUMBUG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
GALDR devastated SIR GALAHAD in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GREEDY luckily beat SWEET N LOW in a exciting 2 minute Challenge bout.
DRASTARDY DAKE assassinated CORPULENT CORPSE in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
BABY devastated BEAR NEKKID in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge bout.
AMELA BUNDERSON demolished PAUL BEARER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
AHURA MAZDA vanquished MIDGUARD in a popular 2 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
GANGSTA CREEP was overpowered by KRAMER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FREEZE DRIED beat GET THE POINT? in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.
APPIUS was overpowered by LITTLE BIG MAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
VASH THE STAMPEDE vanquished MATTIE in a 2 minute uneven Challenge bout.
CLINTONLIKESBUSH unbelievably bested B.B. CROSS in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge bout.
HALLE BEARY overpowered SISTER MARY CLARENCE in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
MORGAN beat LEET STREEGLE in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
PICUS won victory over THE KURGEN in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fray.
IMMAZAEL was beaten by BENDER in a 2 minute novice's Challenge match.
CAPPUCCINO was luckily beaten by GRENDEL in a 2 minute novice's Challenge bout.
AMALRIC was overpowered by WYATT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
DOC devastated BEAR SKINRUG in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ETIENNE DUPLAIX was devastated by MINOR BLUE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
ROBUST BREW was bested by MELON MUSH in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge bout.
CASIEA was slain by RINGO in a 1 minute novice's Challenge match.
DEEP FRIED LARD was handily defeated by PAULA BONES in a 1 minute uneven match.
SPAWING OF SPEWN savagely defeated STING in a action packed 3 minute gory bout.
ZOMBIE KNIGHT unbelievably bested TAKALEREIHN II in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
WYRD beat YURI KARLOMOV in a exciting 1 minute gruesome fight.
FAT-BOY unbelievably bested DEVOUT CHRISTIAN in a exciting 3 minute bloody struggle.
SISTER MARY SARAH slimly won victory over JACK & JILL in a tiring 42 minute conflict.
CRISTER MOFFEE was beaten by SISTER MARY ELEPHANT in a 1 minute competition.
PAVEL MOLARI II overcame TITANIA in a 1 minute match.
HAWKEYE HAMMER was beaten by FRED BEAR in a 4 minute fight.
KENSAI was demolished by SKIPPY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CAFE AU LAIT was beaten by FAMILY GUY in a action packed 1 minute bout.
PAVEL MOLARI III overpowered AMAZON JANE in a 1 minute uneven competition.
BORIS MARKOV was demolished by GAFF in a 1 minute brutal mismatched match.
TRESSA savagely defeated WAR CRY HAMM in a popular 7 minute bloody novice's battle.
EVICSERATOR bested SHADOW RAINS in a crowd pleasing 6 minute novice's conflict.
FASTDRAW was subdued by SHADOW in a popular 1 minute amateur's battle.
WOODY devastated ERON RIPPER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
INCUBUS bested SWAMP ROSE HAMMER in a popular 3 minute novice's brawl.
DARK WARLOCK lost to AXELROD GUNNER in a popular 4 minute bloody novice's struggle.
DEAD ANGLE was handily defeated by JACK MCFARLAND in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
KNIGHTMARE was executed by SWAMP CLAW HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
NIGHT TERROR was demolished by DIPTHERIA in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
DAY DREAM was overcome by WILSON in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
BROCK SAMPSON was overpowered by HANTA in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CLOCKWORK ORANGE subdued EBOLA (Z) in a popular 1 minute gory beginner's duel.
BEWARE OF CLONES! was assassinated by CYANIDE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GENESIS vanquished ANTHRAX in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HOLLE' CHERRY demolished SWAMP TRAP HAMMER in a 5 minute one-sided duel.
SWAMP BURP HAMMER overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SWAMP LILY HAMMER won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 27         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  18         AIMED BLOW        55 -  45 -  3      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 18         WALL OF STEEL     46 -  38 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     17         TOTAL PARRY       98 -  87 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  15         SLASHING ATTACK   61 -  66 -  7      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         LUNGING ATTACK    78 -  87 - 10      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                      11         STRIKING ATTACK   92 - 111 -  6      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         BASHING ATTACK    58 -  90 -  4      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  24 -  1      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  24 -  0      37  |

Turn 220 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     TOTAL PARRY        8 -  9         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         8 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     6 -  9         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  8     SLASHING ATTACK    5 - 13         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK   14 - 13     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  6     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  4         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  COURAGE 4552               17  10  1  139 LAND OF OZ (217)
TOTAL PARRY      RAINBOW 4553               19   9  0  123 LAND OF OZ (217)
LUNGING ATTACK   LEVIATHAN OF LARD 5113     14   5  2  116 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
WALL OF STEEL    HOURGLASS 5127             15   2  0  113 LAND OF OZ (217)
AIMED BLOW       PAULA BONES 4414           18  13  1  101 SKELETON KEY (493)
STRIKING ATTACK  SPAWING OF SPEWN 5197       9   2  0   85 MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
BASHING ATTACK   FIGHTING TREE 5235          8   4  0   82 LAND OF OZ (217)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BEAR NEKKID 5126            9   8  0   40 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is COURAGE 4552.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was AHURA MAZDA 5152.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHADOW RAINS 5405, 
ART PENDRAGON 5151, CULONEGRO 5387, SPAWING OF SPEWN 5197, TRESSA 5388, SWEET N LOW 
5306, TAKALEREIHN II 4260, DEVOUT CHRISTIAN 5321, RAINBOW 4553, and GET THE POINT? 
5097.

The least popular fighter this week was JACK & JILL 5310.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SISTER MARY SARAH 5137, WAR CRY HAMM 5436, HOLLE' CHERRY 5437, 
ANTHRAX 5446, BEWARE OF CLONES! 5409, EBOLA (Z) 5447, BROCK SAMPSON 5416, DAY DREAM 
5417, NIGHT TERROR 5420, and KNIGHTMARE 5419.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

COURAGE (47-4552) LAND OF OZ (217)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SATURN 2440 (118-101-2)                0  5  0         CRYSTAL PALACE       

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LUCANUS 3651 (45-34-0)                 2  3  0         DEATH STALKERS       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RAINBOW 4553 (18-9-0)                  7  3  0         LAND OF OZ           
DEEP FRIED LARD 4975 (18-8-0)          3  3  0         MYSTIC ORC FEAST     
HOURGLASS 5127 (14-2-0)                2  3  0         LAND OF OZ           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MATTIE 5058 (1-0-0)                    0  3  0         TOMBSTONE            

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CREAMED CAMEL TOES 5183 (0-0-0)        8  3  0         EXOTIC TASTES        
GANGSTA CREEP 5391 (2-0-0)             1  3  0         VINCERE AUT MORI     
VASH THE STAMPEDE 5396 (0-1-0)         1  3  1         ADULT SWIM           
DON KING 5374 (0-2-0)                  0  3  0         ROYAL FLUSH          
FAMILY GUY 5398 (0-1-0)                0  3  0         ADULT SWIM           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CUP OF TOE 5433 (0-0-0)                5  3  0         MYSTIC ORC FEAST     
CHEF 5303 (0-0-0)                      4  3  0         CARTMAN