DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/12/2005    Duedate: 08/08/2005

SCOMSS SWAMP ARENA

DM-47    TURN-226

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOURGLASS
LAND OF OZ (217)
(47-5127) [19-2-0,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOURGLASS                      SWAMP LILY HAMMER
LAND OF OZ (217)               ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
(47-5127) [19-2-0,132]         (47-5441) [7-0-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AHURA MAZDA                    HITLER YOUTH
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)          NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
(47-5152) [8-10-1,58]          (47-5547) [2-3-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SECOND BANANAS (573)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MARAUDERS (619)         59
2. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)       55      MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
3. MISNOMERS (608)             49      Unchartered Team
4. THE BEAR'S PAW (150)        46
5. LAND OF OZ (217)            44      THE MARAUDERS (619)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE MARAUDERS (619)        5   0  0  100   1/ 1 SECOND BANANAS (573)     12  2 3
 2- 2*MAYFAIR (607)              7   3  0 70.0   2/ 5*ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)  11  4 0
 3- 4*AGE OF EMPIRES (617)       9   5  0 64.3   3/15 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     10  5 0
 4/ 1*LOST SOULS (618)          12   7  2 63.2   4/ 4 SKELETON KEY (493)        9  6 0
 5/ 5 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   264 160 21 62.3   5/ 2*LOST SOULS (618)          8  6 0
 6/ 6 LAND OF OZ (217)         443 289 14 60.5   6/19 COFFEE RULES! (505)       8  7 0
 7/ 7*ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   21  14  3 60.0   7/ 3 NATURAL B. KILLERS (584)  8  7 0
 8/ 3*THE OPERA (613)            9   6  2 60.0   8- 6*AGE OF EMPIRES (617)      7  2 0
 9/36*PALINDROMES (599)          6   4  1 60.0   9/14 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          7  3 1
10/11 OLD HABITS (566)          28  20  1 58.3  10/20 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)      7  5 0
11/ 8*OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     11   8  0 57.9  11/17 LAND OF OZ (217)          7  6 0
12/13 SECOND BANANAS (573)      50  37  6 57.5  12/37*PALINDROMES (599)         6  4 1
13/ 9*BAATANAR' RITEZU (600)     4   3  0 57.1  13/ 9*THE OPERA (613)           6  5 1
14/12 NATURAL B. KILLERS (584)  35  27  4 56.5  14/13*SOULFORGE (587)           6  8 0
15/16 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         589 464 31 55.9  15/21 BLACK STORM (171)         6  9 1
16-17 FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)     31  25  5 55.4  16/33 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     6  9 1
17/18 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)      98  84  5 53.8  17/12*FALLEN (590)              6  9 1
18/19 COFFEE RULES! (505)      134 115  5 53.8  18/18 DARK PINNACLE (598)       6  9 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     315 279 30 53.0  19/11*GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     6  9 0
20/21 SKELETON KEY (493)        91  85  3 51.7  20/ 7*LEADERS (593)             6  9 0
21/22 DARQUE FORCES (396)       88  85  5 50.9  21/23*DOK SIK KILLAS (595)      6  9 0
22/23 MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)   38  38  2 50.0  22/ 0*THE MARAUDERS (619)       5  0 0
23-24*THE RIPPER CREW (489)     19  19  1 50.0  23/38 INDIFFERENCE (611)        5  3 1
24/15*LEADERS (593)             15  15  1 50.0  24/ 8*SALEM'S LOT (605)         5  6 0
25/25 FREEDONIA (32)           142 147 15 49.1  25/28*MAESTUS MORTALES (588)    5  9 0
26/26 BLACK STORM (171)         75  78  9 49.0  26/26*BLEAK LEGION (601)        5 10 1
27/14*SALEM'S LOT (605)         10  11  2 47.6  27-24*MAYFAIR (607)             4  1 0
28/27*DOK SIK KILLAS (595)      16  18  2 47.1  28/30*BAATANAR' RITEZU (600)    4  3 0
29/29 INDIFFERENCE (611)        71  83  5 46.1  29-25*THE RIPPER CREW (489)     4  4 1
30/31*MAESTUS MORTALES (588)    19  24  0 44.2  30/35 DARQUE FORCES (396)       4  4 0
31/28*GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     14  18  1 43.8  31/16*OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     4  5 0
32/32 DARK PINNACLE (598)       22  29  4 43.1  32/32 MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)   4  8 0
33-34*CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)      12  16  2 42.9  33/29 FREEDONIA (32)            4 11 1
34-35 TREBORS (232)             80 114  8 41.2  34/34*MISNOMERS (608)           4 11 0
35/33*FALLEN (590)              11  17  2 39.3  35/36 OLD HABITS (566)          3  2 0
36/39 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     36  57  3 38.7  36-22*ADULT SWIM (589)          3  7 1
37/40*SOULFORGE (587)           16  27  2 37.2  37/41*CODE RED (547)            3  7 0
38-38*ADULT SWIM (589)          13  22  1 37.1  38-27 FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)     2  3 0
39/37 DRACONIC REALM (519)      12  24  0 33.3  39-40*THE DREAMING (591)        2  3 0
40/41*BLEAK LEGION (601)         6  13  1 31.6  40/10 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)    2  6 0
41/43*MISNOMERS (608)            6  14  0 30.0  41/39 DRACONIC REALM (519)      2  9 0
42/44*CODE RED (547)             3   7  0 30.0  42-43*CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)      1  6 0
43-42*THE DREAMING (591)         6  19  1 24.0  43-44 TREBORS (232)             0  3 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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                                      Dropshot

    Dropshot sat wrapped in the void meditating, the steady pulse of the Godsource at 
the edge of awareness, it was a labor of will not to reach and embrace it.  To feel 
the power of it flow through him, making him feel more alive than at any other time.  
Lord High Commander Azraelus said that this was a thing that must be avoided as many 
who had allowed that desire to control them had been lost to the Sickness, an 
addiction to the Power that would eventual cause you to draw more than you could 
safely handle and either die or Sever themselves from the Power.  He would rather die 
than be Severed.  He shook his head, meditation was for focusing on the tasks that 
needed to be took care of.  Not musing.

     Tomorrow was the next cycle of arena fights.  Lord Azraelus put Val'malkites, or 
Novices of the Power, who were under him for training, to fight in the arena for 
learning hand to hand combat and melee combat.  He hated it.  Why should those gifted 
with the ability to Channel have to learn to fight physically?  Oh well, he was only 
a few weeks from being able to take the Trials and then he would be a full-fledged 
Val'Atani, Men of the Power.  No more being under the control of Azraelus.  He 
grabbed his spear and began the Forms he had been taught.  Just a few more weeks.

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                                  Heathen's Cafe

     Well, I've received a favorable response to the Cafe from a bunch of you.  
Though it has been via diplos, the objective is sharing info in the arena and I 
appreciate those of you who support this idea!  I'm disappointed that none of the 
veterans have spoken up as yet -- come on Crip, Oz, Hammer, Kat, Blackstorm, Snarky, 
Coffee, Slugbait, yes even you Street Legal, share some of your knowledge with us 
newbies!
    To address Baphomet's question, I've always subscribed to the theory that using a 
tactic shifts the skills, depending upono the ability of the warrior to use it.  
Examples:

      Unsuitable     Suitable     Favorite
INI      8              9             10
RIP      8              9             10
ATT      8              9             10
PAR     15             15             16+
DEF      8              9             10
DEC      8              9             10

     The above is an example of a waste using the parry tactic, hypothetically 
starting with 10 skills in teach area.  From this can be seen that if a tactic is 
unsuitable (if this were a lunger or slasher using parry) then there is a negative of 
double to the other areas and this doesn't even guarantee a bonus to the skill area 
determining the tactic.  Use of a suitable tactic (i.e. possible favorite) will give 
a bonus at the expense of other arenas, but not a drastic one, while use of one's 
favorite gives the bonus with no negative to other areas, with the possible addition 
of extra skills in a similar way as a warrior is blessed 1 to 4 skill.  This is a 
small example of my theory on tactic use.
     What do the rest of you think?  Am I on to something or just off my rocker?  A 
little input would be great! 

               Heathen Hatebred

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     ABRAXIS awoke with a horrible pounding in his head.  There was nothing worse 
than a wormwood hangover.  As he reached for the powdered yew bark (Druid Hangover 
cure) he began to sort the images rushing through his brain.  Since absinthe caused 
visions, it could be hard to distinguish fantasy from reality.  When all came clear 
he realized that he had for some reason called Bapohmet Buffy instead of Baffy.  Boy, 
was the wizard probably more than a little upset.
     This morning ABRAXIS had a task for the probate Lasher.  Lasher had done quite 
well in the arena on turn 225.  So now he would be given a very important task.  Four 
of his witches would be used to open a planar gate, so taht we would have a denizen 
of another plane at our beck and call.  Then ABRAXIS heard Lasher's voice, good they 
were here.
     As ABRAXIS entered the ritual chamber he saw that the four witches were indeed 
there with Lasher.  There was Suzanne in her red robe, Varlotta in her blue one; 
Stella was wearing green andRowan was in white.  The four entered the circle with 
Suzanne at the south, Carlotta, the east, Stella at the north, and Rowan at the west.  
They began to chant in unison.
          "Darksome night and shining moon
      East then south then west then north
      Hearken to the witches rune
      Here I come to call you forth!"
          "Earth and water, air and fire,
      Wand and Pantacle and sword:
      Make my will your desire,
      Hearken ye unto my word!"
          "Cord and censor, scourge and knife,
      Powers of the witches' blade.
      Waken now and change our life,
      Come yeas the charm is made!"
          "Queen of Heaven, queen of Hell!
      Horned mistless of the night,
      Lend your might unto my spell
      And work my will by Magik rite!"
          "By all the might of land and sea
      By the power of moon and sun
      As do I will, so mote it be:
      Chant the spell and be it done!"
          "Eko, Eko, AZARAK!
      Eko, Eko, ZAMILAK!
      Eko, Eko, KARNAYNA!
      Eko, Eko, ARADIA!"
     As the last sounds reverberated throughout the chamber a vortex opened and spit 
out a blue 10 inch tall imp.  ABRAXIS laughed gleefully as the imp took its place on 
his shoulder.

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     Suicide slammed the door to their room in the Lizard Tail's Inn.  "You morons, I 
got total squat from you!"
     The team of Code Red all froze where they were.
     "I will not tolerate that kind of filth!"
     The warriors did not speak nor took their eyes from the cloaked figure as smoke 
writhed from under the hood.
     "Curse be the one who thinks I liked what I saw.  Hell after the third fight I 
went to another parlor 'cause I was outraged beyond belief!"
     A spit of fire from the hood landed a couple feet from Deadly.
     "Um, we will leave now and go practice," Killer said.
     "Go, get out of my sight!"
     The warriors scrambled out without looking back.

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     Couple of clarifications and some questions I need to ask about.  so, before 
giving you the scores for Round One (T225), here goes:

A.  If you're reading this from the packet RSI sends you, then you'll notice a diplo 
from me.  This is a "play by play" report on what your team did and scored.  I also 
listed the score for each fight, and provided a description of what caused/created 
that score.  I will attempt, Lord Willing, to do this each and every turn.  If you're 
reading this online, then know you have a report on the way for each team.  If you 
want to receive this quicker, then you'll have to write me and send an address.

B.  Hammer asked when the bonuses/penalties for screwing up were gonna be applied.  
Naturally, I've made some blunders...I'm man/beast enough to admit that.  However...I 
want everyone to understand that the application of these are at *MY* discretion.  If 
you're decent and ask for a clarification...I'll provide it willingly.  If you act 
like a jerk...then you can expect to get nailed for it.  It's pretty much a matter of 
mutual respect.

C.  Kat, you verified Fizban's team as "Indulgent Drinks."  He claimed and was 
verified under Manegerial Mayhem.  I'm taking it that you made a mistake in your 
clarification (I seem to remember Indulgent Drinks being in a different slow-arena of 
Delarquan nature...39? or 54?).  If *I'M* mistaken, let me know and I'll make the 
proper adjustments.

D.  Mannequin asked about an up-date on alliance name changes, team name-changes, 
etc.  I did those as a courtesy for Turn 225 N/L.  Without penalty to anyone.  I 
thought that was something that would take the tension off, and keep everyone 
enjoying our little contest.

E.  I personally want to extend my appreciation for Tripwire for taking the 
initiative of getting an early copy of the N/L and printing it on the forums.  It's 
this kind of thing that really keeps me playing and I wanted to give Tripwire the 
respect, and applause he deserves.

F.  Lastly, allow me to give a heartfelt welcome to the following:  X-Syndicate 
(Impressario, Raven, Chaotix, and The Historian), Sensei Jan, Assurnassirbanipal, and 
Suiside.

G.  Oh, one more thing, if your scores don't show...it's because you haven't claimed, 
been verified, or I didn't receive a cert for you.  Iprepare everything before I get 
my results back, and it all goes in the mail on the same day I get them.  So...if I 
don't have everything, then...no scores get counted.

     Now, let's get on with the standings (in order of alliance placing):

                                                (TTL)     (LT)  d  v  cert
*VENDETTA CARTEL/Kat, Cpt.                      ( 51)     ( 0)
     Kat/The Bear's Paw/Paul Bearer             ( 19)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Street Legal/Life's Lessons/Homey D. Clone ( 26)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Master Darque/Darque Forces/Orc Plague     (  5)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Maximillian/Natural B. Killers 2           (  1)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Fizban/Manegerial Mayhem                   (  0)     ( 0)  y  y  n
     Sensei Jan/Salem's Lot                     (  0)     ( 0)  y  y  n

*ILLUMINATI/Talon Darkhart, Cpt.                ( 41)     ( 0)
     Talon Darkhart/Adult Swim/Bender           (  9)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Sir Chester/Draconic Realm/Arauthator      ( -5)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Azraelus Prime/Fallen/Lil Bit              (  8)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     P-Diddy/The Dreaming/Dead Angle            ( -5)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Assurnasirbanipal/Palindromes              (  4)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Noachian/The Ripper Crew                   (  3)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Hammer/All-Swamp Hammerz/Swamp Lily Hammer ( 19)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Asmo Dius/Baatanar'Ritezu/Pazuzu           (  3)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Baphomet/Knights Templar                   (-11)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Liam the Goth/Gothic Ministry/Incubus      (  7)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Buddy Lee/Dark Pinnacle/Steal Shank        (  9)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Pharoah/Celestial Knights                  (  0)     ( 0)  y  y  n

*SCOMS TOWER/Slugbait, Cpt.                     ( 37)     ( 0)
     Slugbait/Mystic Orc Feast                  ( -3)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Crip/Royal Flush                           ( 10)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Oz/Land of Oz                              (  6)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Mannequin/Second Bananas/Wilson            ( 23)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Father O'Malley/Old Habits                 (  1)     ( 0)  y  y  y

*THE IRON COUNCIL/Tripwire, Cpt.                ( 11)     ( 0)
     Tripwire/Of Wolf and Man                   (  6)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Ultraist/Wolfcats                          (  0)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Jekyll/Indifference                        (  5)     ( 0)  y  y  y

*X-SYNDICATE/Impresario, Cpt.                   (  6)     ( 0)
     Impresario/The Opera                       (  1)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Raven/Lost Souls                           (  3)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     The Historian/Age of Empires               (  4)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Chaotix/Chatoix Beasts                     ( -2)     ( 0)  y  y  y

*DESOLATE EMPIRE/Abraxis, Cpt.                  ( -6)     ( 0)
     Abraxis/Leaders/Mr. Crowley                (  5)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Goat/Desolate Ones                         (  0)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Toker/Maestus Mortales/Gansta Creep        ( -5)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Wasby/Soulforge                            ( -5)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Dok Sik/Dok Sik Killas/Hanta               ( -1)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Skullagrim/Skeleton Keyd                   (  0)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Lasher/Mayfair                             (  0)     ( 0)  y  y  n

*T.A.T.I.O.H.C./Mr. Coffee, Cpt.                (-34)     ( 0)  
     Mr. Coffee/Coffee Rules!/Freeze Dried      ( -5)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Heathen/Misnomers/Hugh G. Go               ( -7)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Snarky/Freedonia/The Kurgen                (-22)     ( 0)  y  y  y
     Black Storm/Black Storm/Zombie Knight      (  0)     ( 0)  y  y  n

     And, there you have it folks.  Just remember...it ain't personal, it's just 
business.

               Baphomet, your raggedy host for TW4

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                                  "Heathen's Cafe"

     Favorite lunger, eh?  Hmmm...Well I trained a lunger once, back inthe day when 
Snarks were Master Gs and Freedonias were still Nemesiss...s...s...uh...and he was a 
"Devastator"!  The ORIGINAL swamp lunger even before North Forks were swamps!  Yep, 
and for a score and seven turns he and his shortspear were North Fork's Popularity 
Leaders.  Went by the name o'Lance, he did, and with a super-manly 19-21-8-8-17-14-7 
he could go 10-10-10 all minutes (and did!).  Acrobatics and endurance galore, speed 
a'plenty, and never left 'em wonderin' whether they'd been hit.  No sir.  He went 17-
13-3, and then in a fit partially of hubris I foughthim by torchlight.  Sure Mr. 
Coffee and I can rationalize it (slow learner, not winning as mucyh lately, etc.) 
over a cup in this here fine establishment of our fellow Heathen, but he's missin' 
his Latte', and I miss d'Lance. -- Snarkgeezerin'

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
SCOMSS SWAMP brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  If The Welcome Wench is buying 
drinks for THE BEAR'S PAW's good turn, I'm afraid the place will be dry before long.  
A 4-1-0 makes for a big thirst.  With any luck, I can sneak into The Welcome Wench 
and join COFFEE RULES!'s celebration over their good record this turn.  6th place, 
not bad.  If The Welcome Wench is buying drinks for PALINDROMES' good turn, I'm 
afraid the place will be dry before long.  A 4-1-0 makes for a big thirst.  With any 
luck, I can sneak into The Welcome Wench and join KNIGHTS TEMPLAR's celebration over 
their good record this turn.  16th place, not bad.  Oh, this is too good to be true!  
LEADERS has fallen to 20th place after going 1-4-0 this turn.  Who's bragging now?  
If The Welcome Wench is buying drinks for INDIFFERENCE's good turn, I'm afraid the 
place will be dry before long.  A 3-0-1 makes for a big thirst.  Look out below!  
SALEM'S LOT is on the way down, falling to 24th from 8th with a 1-4-0!  Ha ha ha ha!  
Why not, I'm having a good day, so I feel sorry for OF WOLF AND MAN, who went 2-2-0 
and dropped 15 into 31st.  Here's my pity, for what it's worth.  Look out below!  
MYSTIC ORC FEAST is on the way down, falling to 40th from 10th with a 0-1-0!  Ha ha 
ha ha!  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, LAND OF OZ, the 
Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  SCOMSS SWAMP saw the first turn for 
THE MARAUDERS, a 5-0-0, and some teams are scared, others are too arrogant to notice. 
Take note friends, take note.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see LAST 
CALL win a fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DON KING beat DAVID KARESH 
and DAVID KARESH lost 17 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, SCOMSS SWAMP may be getting bland, as HOURGLASS stays top dog in the 
city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of 
these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
SCOMSS SWAMP, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  ADULT SWIM the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, HUGH G. GO was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  BOMBADIL was challenged by one of 
SECOND BANANAS' warriors this turn, with KRAMER having a lead of 36 points going into 
the fight.  And sorry to say, KRAMER won victory over BOMBADIL, leaving a bad feeling 
with the crowd.  I think exploitive snob is the term I'm looking for.  I guess I can 
give a little credit to FRED BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW for challenging up by 24 to SIR 
GALAHAD.  FRED BEAR lost to get 33 points of recognition.  And we have SISTER MARY 
SARAH in a challenge, going down 14 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought 
SISTER MARY SARAH showed great skill and promise when he beat TARANTELLA.  All right, 
so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Gee, MYSTIC ORC FEAST, ain't it past due for sending 
MELON MUSH Dark Arena?  What took ol' '6-5-0' so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha ha!  DARK 
PINNACLE has cause to pause today, as NOT!  AGAIN! was sent to the Dark Arena, and 
came back--though not in the best of moods, I'll wager.  Not that I'll be buying the 
drinks, but I'll be glad to see BULLSEYE and SOULFORGE at The Welcome Wench tonight 
celebrating their bloodfeud victory over LIL BIT.  A big yahoo goes out to HANTA this 
turn, for revenging DOK SIK KILLAS' bloodfeud against FALLEN's warrior DROPSHOT.  
Heh, heh, heh.  It's about time GRADE TEN got beat for picking on warriors like 
HAMATULA.  Bravo, BAATANAR' RITEZU.  See you at The Welcome Wench.  Not that I'll be 
buying the drinks, but I'll be glad to see JACK DER RIERRE and MISNOMERS at The 
Welcome Wench tonight celebrating their bloodfeud victory over LOWELL.  We're all 
going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that 
later?   
     What does the SCOMSS SWAMP arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOURGLASS 5127               19   2  0   132       LAND OF OZ (217)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACE METRIC 3554               9   4  0   118       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 KRAMER 5191                  11   5  0   115       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 TOTO 3914                    19   9  0   103       LAND OF OZ (217)
 GREGOLA 5101                 21  15  0   100       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
-PROHIBITION 5607             12  12  0    96       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 KILLING JOKE 5611            15   9  1    93       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 SARA F. 5349                  9   2  0    93       SKELETON KEY (493)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAST CALL 5606               11  10  0    88       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 ART PENDRAGON 5151            9  12  0    88       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 SPAWING OF SPEWN 5197        10   7  0    84       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 JABBERWOCK 1277              14  18  4    78       FREEDONIA (32)
 MARAJUANA MAN 3411           12   6  2    72       BLACK STORM (171)
 CLINTONLIKESBUSH 5318         9   4  0    72       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 BOMBADIL 2724                15  11  0    71       FREEDONIA (32)
 BEAR NEKKID 5126             13   8  0    71       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-MINOR BLUE 5326               9   3  1    71       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAUL BEARER 5187              9   8  2    65       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 DEVOUT CHRISTIAN 5321         9   4  2    64       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 FIGHTING TREE 5235            9   9  1    63       LAND OF OZ (217)
 AMELA BUNDERSON 5339          8   4  0    62       SKELETON KEY (493)
 JACK MCFARLAND 5481           6   1  0    62       SECOND BANANAS (573)
-LEPPADA 2257                 13  22  0    61       TREBORS (232)
 HUMBUG 5199                  11   8  1    61       LAND OF OZ (217)
 SISTER MARY SARAH 5137       11   3  0    61       OLD HABITS (566)
 JENNA 5099                   13  12  3    60       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 SWAMP LILY HAMMER 5441        7   0  0    60       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 FREEZE DRIED 5308            12   3  0    59       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 SIR GALAHAD 5148             11   9  0    58       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 AHURA MAZDA 5152              8  10  1    58       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LADY ARCANE 4381              6   2  1    58       THE RIPPER CREW (489)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INCUBUS 5423                  6   2  1    53       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 DASTER MARQUE 5196            7  10  0    52       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 LITTLE BIG MAN 5393           6   2  1    50       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 ARAUTHATOR 4660               4   2  0    49       DRACONIC REALM (519)
 TARANTELLA 5687               3   1  0    48       LOST SOULS (618)
 MORWHEN 5686                  4   0  1    47       LOST SOULS (618)
 STEAL SHANK 5487              8   2  1    46       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 CRISTER MOFFEE 5289           9   7  1    45       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
-CYRUS THE GREAT 5681          3   0  0    43       AGE OF EMPIRES (617)
-MAHARA 2656                   9  13  1    41       TREBORS (232)
-BODAK 5589                    4   3  1    41       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 SWAMP TRAP HAMMER 5442        6   1  1    40       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 LEET STREEGLE 5368            6   3  0    40       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 BLOOD RAYNE 5489              8   6  0    39       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 JACK & JILL 5310              7   5  0    39       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 HALLE BEARY 5312              4   9  0    39       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 WOZZECK 5644                  3   1  0    38       THE OPERA (613)
 WOODY 5412                    6   2  2    37       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 WHITE SETTLER 5322            6   7  1    37       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 CYANIDE 5444                  4   3  1    37       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
 ZOMBIE KNIGHT 3564           10   6  0    36       BLACK STORM (171)
-B.B. CROSS 5323               8   4  2    36       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
-WILSON 5482                   5   1  1    36       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 BEAR SKINRUG 5399             5   1  0    36       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-BENDER 5395                   7   0  1    34       ADULT SWIM (589)
 SISTER MARY CLARENCE 5262     4   6  0    34       OLD HABITS (566)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET N LOW 5306              7   8  0    33       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 FRED BEAR 5348                5   6  0    33       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 CAFE AU LAIT 5344             5   8  0    33       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 ANTON LEVAY 5429              4   2  1    33       LEADERS (593)
 DON KING 5374                 3   4  0    33       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 DAINTY CHINA 5564             3   1  0    33       LAND OF OZ (217)
 NOT!  AGAIN! 5699             1   0  1    33       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 APPIUS 5392                   6   3  0    32       MAESTUS MORTALES (588)
 BONDS ON 'ROIDS 5408          4   0  0    32       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 HITLER YOUTH 5547             2   3  0    32       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 GANGSTA CREEP 5391            4   5  0    31       MAESTUS MORTALES (588)
 GENESIS 5435                  4   3  0    31       SOULFORGE (587)
 TRESSA 5388                   3   5  0    31       MAESTUS MORTALES (588)
 AXELROD GUNNER 5401           4   2  0    29       FALLEN (590)
 ZOMBIE ASSASSIN 5552          3   0  1    29       SALEM'S LOT (605)
 SON YUNG MOON 5427            4   2  0    27       LEADERS (593)
 ETIENNE DUPLAIX 5377          3   6  2    27       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 HANTA 5443                    3   4  0    27       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
 BULLSEYE 5571                 3   1  0    27       SOULFORGE (587)
-SUZANNE 5560                  2   0  0    27       MAYFAIR (607)
 EVICSERATOR 5358              7   3  1    26       BLACK STORM (171)
 BLACK THUNDER 3885            6   6  0    26       BLACK STORM (171)
-GET THE POINT? 5097           4   8  0    26       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
-SISTER SLEDGE 5341            3   1  0    26       OLD HABITS (566)
 SHORTEST STRAW 5532           2   2  0    26       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
-RED DRAGON 5585               4   2  0    24       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 DROPSHOT 5402                 3   2  1    24       FALLEN (590)
-DAY DREAM 5417                2   3  0    24       THE DREAMING (591)
 JACK DER RIERRE 5639          1   1  0    24       MISNOMERS (608)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VASH THE STAMPEDE 5396        3   4  0    23       ADULT SWIM (589)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPPUCCINO 5382               2   7  0    23       COFFEE RULES! (505)
-CARLOTTA 5559                 2   0  0    23       MAYFAIR (607)
 KILLER 4999                   1   1  0    23       CODE RED (547)
 RACECAR 5498                  1   1  0    23       PALINDROMES (599)
-STELLA 5561                   2   0  0    22       MAYFAIR (607)
 TARZAN 5542                   1   4  0    22       FREEDONIA (32)
-SEALAB DEBBIE 5567            1   2  0    22       ADULT SWIM (589)
-TSO TSUNG T'ANG 4391          5   2  0    21       THE RIPPER CREW (489)
-CUP OF TOE 5433               2   1  0    21       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 BRUTE 5590                    2   1  0    21       BLEAK LEGION (601)
 RIKER 5707                    1   0  0    21       THE MARAUDERS (619)
 SWAMP BURP HAMMER 5439        4   3  1    20       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 LIL BIT 5404                  3   2  1    20       FALLEN (590)
 HAMATULA 5510                 2   0  0    20       BAATANAR' RITEZU (600)
-CAESAR 5679                   2   1  0    19       AGE OF EMPIRES (617)
 BLACKENED 5531                4   0  0    18       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 HOLLE' CHERRY 5437            4   1  0    18       SKELETON KEY (493)
 SWAMP CLAW HAMMER 5438        3   4  1    18       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 VALAMARADACE 4695             2   4  0    18       DRACONIC REALM (519)
 PARTY TRAP 5496               2   0  0    18       PALINDROMES (599)
-FINCH 5627                    1   0  0    18       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
-PHILP OF MACEDON 5680         2   1  0    17       AGE OF EMPIRES (617)
 TNT 5499                      1   1  0    17       PALINDROMES (599)
-KENTSUI FURY 4382             4   4  0    16       THE RIPPER CREW (489)
 ICHORID 5584                  3   1  0    16       SALEM'S LOT (605)
 MISS B. HAVEN 5701            1   0  0    16       MISNOMERS (608)
 DAVID KARESH 5426             4   2  0    15       LEADERS (593)
 EBOLA (Z) 5447                4   3  0    15       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
 DRAMA QUEEN 5494              4   1  0    15       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 BLACK BALL 5520               4   2  0    15       MAESTUS MORTALES (588)
 MEDEE 5642                    4   0  0    14       THE OPERA (613)
 DARK HEART 5684               3   1  1    14       LOST SOULS (618)
 JUSTICE FOR ALL 5534          2   2  0    14       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 PAZUZU 5513                   1   1  0    14       BAATANAR' RITEZU (600)
 FREMAN 5376                   2   7  0    13       FREEDONIA (32)
 MARBURG 5655                  1   1  0    13       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
 BLACK 5706                    1   0  0    13       THE MARAUDERS (619)
 SWAMP ROSE HAMMER 5440        1   6  0    13       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 ROBUST BREW 5400              2   6  0    12       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 THE KURGEN 5636               1   2  1    12       FREEDONIA (32)
 UNLEASH 5603                  1   1  1    12       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 CRYPT ANGEL 5553              1   2  1    12       SALEM'S LOT (605)
 DYERS EVE 5535                1   3  0    12       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 JENKINS 5708                  1   0  0    12       THE MARAUDERS (619)
 BINDI ATWATER 5704            1   0  0    12       SKELETON KEY (493)
 LOWELL 5569                   3   1  1    11       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 SHADE'S FORM 5549             3   2  0    11       SALEM'S LOT (605)
 WOW 5495                      1   1  1    11       PALINDROMES (599)
 MAN HUNTER 5000               1   1  0    11       CODE RED (547)
 HOMEY D. CLONE 5637           3   0  0    10       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 FAUST 5643                    2   2  2    10       THE OPERA (613)
-DEAD ANGLE 5418               2   3  1    10       THE DREAMING (591)
 DIPTHERIA 5445                2   4  0    10       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
-CONSTANTINE 5677              2   0  0    10       AGE OF EMPIRES (617)
 SPECTRE 5654                  1   1  0    10       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
-LOW FAT LOON 5527             1   1  0    10       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 OBLIVION 5518                 2   2  1     9       BLEAK LEGION (601)
 CLAUGIYLIAMATAR 4694          2   3  0     9       DRACONIC REALM (519)
 DEMONIC HEX 5530              2   3  0     9       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
-BARBAZU 5514                  1   0  0     9       BAATANAR' RITEZU (600)
 MR. CROWLEY 5570              2   2  0     8       LEADERS (593)
 TARGET 5573                   2   2  0     8       SOULFORGE (587)
 RICHARD CRANIUM 5577          2   2  0     8       MISNOMERS (608)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYCADAEMON 5592               1   2  0     8       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
-ICKY ICED FLEA 5565           1   1  0     8       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 DAMIEN BANESON 5519           2   1  0     7       BLEAK LEGION (601)
-NIGHT TERROR 5420             1   4  0     7       THE DREAMING (591)
 DETARTRATED 5497              1   1  0     7       PALINDROMES (599)
 CARLSON 5709                  1   0  0     7       THE MARAUDERS (619)
-GLABREZU 5512                 0   1  0     7       BAATANAR' RITEZU (600)
 CASSIDY 5705                  1   0  0     6       THE MARAUDERS (619)
-MUSTAFA 5568                  1   1  0     6       THE DREAMING (591)
-ROWAN 5563                    1   1  0     6       MAYFAIR (607)
 FREEBORN BLOODBLADE 5597      1   2  0     6       BLACK STORM (171)
 GRADE TEN 5638                1   1  1     5       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 ANGELIKA 5633                 1   2  0     5       FALLEN (590)
-BROCK SAMPSON 5416            0   5  0     5       THE DREAMING (591)
 DEADLY 4996                   1   1  0     4       CODE RED (547)
 FEL STRIKE 5516               0   4  0     4       BLEAK LEGION (601)
-BALOR 5586                    0   4  0     4       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 FETAL CREEPY 5634             0   3  0     3       SOULFORGE (587)
 OUT TO KILL 5594              0   3  0     3       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 LETHAL 4998                   0   2  0     2       CODE RED (547)
 RAZOR 5689                    0   2  0     2       LOST SOULS (618)
 DANTILLIUS 5675               0   2  0     2       MAESTUS MORTALES (588)
 JUDGE 4997                    0   2  0     2       CODE RED (547)
-CHARLOTTE 5562                0   2  0     2       MAYFAIR (607)
 JEALOUSY RAINS 5646           0   2  0     2       FALLEN (590)
-SPACE GHOST 5648              0   1  0     1       ADULT SWIM (589)
 LEAVON WORTH 5703             0   1  0     1       SKELETON KEY (493)
-FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST 5647      0   1  0     1       ADULT SWIM (589)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FAMILY GUY 5398        1  3 0 ADULT SWIM 589        B.B. CROSS 5323       222 REVENGED
NALFESHNEE 5511        0  1 0 BAATANAR' RITEZU 600  GRADE TEN 5638        225 JUST REV
CLOCKWORK ORANGE 5415  2  1 0 BLACK STORM 171       ANTON LEVAY 5429      222 REVENGED
LADY SCALE 5517        0  4 0 BLEAK LEGION 601      MURDEROUS MARK 18     226 NONE    
WEAKNESS 5515          0  1 0 BLEAK LEGION 601      INCUBUS 5423          222 NOT REVE
CARDIAC CRAIG 21       0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          NOT!  AGAIN! 5699     226 NONE    
OSNOGUROVIWZILU 5698   0  1 0 DARK PINNACLE 598     CARDIAC CRAIG 21      226 NONE    
ANTHRAX 5446           2  3 1 DOK SIK KILLAS 595    DROPSHOT 5402         224 JUST REV
TIAMAT 5692            0  1 0 DRACONIC REALM 519    BAPHOMET 22           226 NONE    
SILVER 5693            0  1 0 DRACONIC REALM 519    PUTRID PATRICK 19     226 NONE    
DRACONIC 5595          1  1 0 DRACONIC REALM 519    WOW 5495              225         
ERON RIPPER 5403       0  4 0 FALLEN 590            WOODY 5412            224         
MSK 5507               2  1 1 FEATHERS FLYIN' 585   WOODY 5412            223         
BRASSBACK 5544         0  2 0 FEATHERS FLYIN' 585   CRYPT ANGEL 5553      223         
GULL 5626              0  1 0 FEATHERS FLYIN' 585   THE KURGEN 5636       224         
NEUFCHATELLA 2958      3  9 0 FREEDONIA 32          STEAL SHANK 5487      223         
DEAD ROSES 5697        0  1 0 GOTHIC MINISTRY 592   UNLEASH 5603          226         
LONGINUS 5694          0  1 0 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR 568   ARENAMASTER OKEL 23   226 NONE    
AMALRIC 5378           1  7 0 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR 568   EVICSERATOR 5358      225         
PUD 5696               0  1 0 LEADERS 593           GUILLOTINE GARTH 20   226 NONE    
JIM JONES 5430         1  1 0 LEADERS 593           DEAD ANGLE 5418       222 REVENGED
JAIDEN 5685            2  2 0 LOST SOULS 618        ETIENNE DUPLAIX 5377  226         
HUGH G. GO 5574        1  3 0 MISNOMERS 608         WURM KIN 27           226 NONE    
TRASH 5702             0  1 0 MISNOMERS 608         THE BARTENDER 26      226 NONE    
MISS DE MEANOR 5575    0  3 0 MISNOMERS 608         BENDER 5395           225         
SIR PRIZE 5576         1  2 0 MISNOMERS 608         LOWELL 5569           225 JUST REV
MELON MUSH 5357        6  6 0 MYSTIC ORC FEAST 416  WURM KIN 27           226 NONE    
ONE 5533               2  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 603   WILSON 5482           225         
DA 5710                0  1 0 SALEM'S LOT 605       ARENAMASTER OKEL 23   226 NONE    
PAULA BONES 4414      18 14 1 SKELETON KEY 493      JABBERWOCK 1277       223 REVENGED
IMMAZAEL 5384          2  4 1 SOULFORGE 587         LIL BIT 5404          223 JUST REV

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GRAY GHOST 5387        2  3 1 SOULFORGE 587         DEVOUT CHRISTIAN 5321 222 NOT REVE
SHADOW 5434            1  2 0 SOULFORGE 587         SWAMP BURP HAMME 5439 222 NOT REVE
ETHER 5572             1  2 0 SOULFORGE 587         OBLIVION 5518         225         
KOZYTA 2640            9 13 2 TREBORS 232           LADY ARCANE 4381      224         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Apparently Hal doesn't love us as much as our fans do, so he lopped off lots of our 
personal ads last round.  Oh well, there were plenty of ads for all to read! -- Oz 
The All-Humiliated

And, by the way, big "well done" to all who wrote some of those fine spotlights last 
round.  This is soooo neat! -- Oz The All-Excited

Heathen's Cafi, lunger?  What's a lunger?  Like you we enjoy the waste utmost.  While 
we think your 15-12-3-17-17-5-15 WS would be a fine one, our thinking for 
optimization is slightly different.  Someday you cam read the article "Consortium 
Waste" to get a flavor. -- Oz The All-Wasted

Kat, The Alley Of Alliteration, indeed, we, too, hope for such an engaging resultant. 
But repeat endings are the rave nowadays.  Luck at you! -- Oz The All-Engaging

Historian, welcome to SCOMSS Swamp, Formerly North Fork-- the home of Turf War IV. 
Good luck to you here in the swamp.  You picked a "good un." -- Oz The All-Welcoming

Freeman, oh where oh where are you?  Get up here and let's rock!  Or send Bombadil; I 
here the mystical guy can go and go and go! -- Hourglass

Mr. Coffee, you will have to talk to our captain Slugbait about that SCCOMS idea.  No 
doubt the perks of the Fellowship are fine.  Soultaker brings them along with a wagon 
and all. (wink) -- Oz The All-Invigorated

Baphomet, we truly miss our conversations, and we apologize, knowing that as a 
gentleman, you understand. -- Oz The All-Humble

Baphomet, of course Mannequin goes both ways.  All us ambidextrous guys do. -- Oz The 
All-Knowing

Liam The Goth, what a fine thing to say.  And may the cream of the Goth rise to the 
top. -- Oz The All-Praising

Illuminati, having "the eye" upon us will prove inadequate.  Perhaps you should open 
both eyes? -- Oz The All-Knowing and SCOMSers everywhere

White Settler, it is all yours.  Merry Christmas. -- Humbug, without the "bah"

Sara F., you'd pick on a poor old tree?  It would be no big deal if you were a dog 
and wanted to use me, but I didn't like that "chopping" mentality you seemed to 
display.  Go pick on an Illuminati or a VC and leave me and my aging trunk and my 
desolate leaves alone. -- Fighting Tree (whining or begging or whatever)

Cyanide, no way!  Next time I'll run you through the fast-fired kiln and burn you off 
into the atmosphere. -- Dainty China

Venomous Concubine?  Venomous Concubine!  What a bore! -- Hourglass

Last Call, Oz told me a Jeckyl a day kept the doctor away?  Can you tell me what he 
meant? -- Toto (just a little lost doggie)

Freeze Dried, lucky match up.  Lucky win.  (Sounds better than what Oz said which was 
"Humbug, you fought like a mix of a female munchkin and Tiny Tim.")  No coffee for 
me, I guess.-- Humbug (feeling quite "bah".)

Mannequin, I stand in salute of your great 5-0-2 and your unparalleled 15-0-4.  Hip, 
hip!-- Oz The All-Amazed 

Baphomet-- "Whoever they are?" ?!?  Why the X-Syndicate is the newest, bestest, butt 
kickinest alliance around!-- Chaotix 

Raven-- Wits?  The rest of these scum here have no wits!-- Chaotix

Ed. -- Yep, should have been 12 months, not 6 months of fun.  I'm too used to fast 
arenas and 12 turns in a fast arena is about 6 months :)-- Thanks for making me look 
like a fool!  Luckily, I resemble that remark! -- Assur

So, the first turn of the Turf War passes and I match up with 5 alliance mates!
Hopefully that won't continue!  Or maybe it is better if it does... -- Assur

Talon Darkhart -- Thanks for the welcome--I've been looking forward to this for a 
long time! -- Assur

I'm sure my crew will have more to say as we face others in the turf war.  You'll
have to excuse them, for they know not how normal people speak!  Not that any of us
will ever be accused of being normal; at least not me! -- Assur

Lethal -- Hopefully you'll become more lethal after that train. -- Medee

Tarantella -- Nice learns. -- Faust

Wow, there sure are a lot of new alliances that have popped up since I was last 
around.  I see however, that the bravado is one thing that has not changed.  The 
great thing about this is that only one team will be able to back it up. -- 
Impresario, The Opera

Baphomet -- You probably figured it out, but the certs from "Syndicate X" are really 
from "X Syndicate"! -- Impresario

Baphomet -- Please accept the entry of Tarantella as Lost Souls' Champion for the 
contest. -- Raven, storyteller of the Lost Souls

Second Bananas -- That is a very impressive three turn record that you posted last 
turn.  My salute to an obviously great team and the skilled management to guide them 
to 15-0-4.  Steering clear of you seems like the logical first step if we were 
striving to duplicate your success. -- Lost Souls

Cafe Au Lait -- I thought you had me and consider myself fortunate. -- Morwhen

Faust -- Evenly matched and well fought. -- Tarantella

Mr. Ree -- I get it!  That's a play on words, yes?  Astute, that's me. -- Raven

CARLOTTA -- I have already gone [BURP] to the [BURP] doctor about this [BURP] swamp 
gas [BURP] problem!  No need for [BURP] challenging me and [BURP] sending me to the 
[BURP] infirmary! -- SWAMP BURP HAMMER

CAPPUCCINO -- Not quite what you expected, was it?  Your manager tried to sneak one 
by on Hammer! -- SWAMP CLAW HAMMER

THE KURGEN -- Maybe now your manager will understand why my name is! -- SWAMP TRAP 
HAMMER

GANGSTA CREEP -- Such a nasty dancer!  Trying to take advantage of a lady?  Serves 
you right for having Turf War Fever! -- SWAMP LILY HAMMER

DIPTHERIA -- My blood! Your loss! -- SWAMP ROSE HAMMER

Raven, Chaotix, The Historian, Impressario and All Other New to the Swamp for Turf 
War 4 Managers -- Welcome to the Swamp! -- Hammer; the Illuminati Ice Pick of 
Inspired Introductions

Talon Dark Hart -- Your P-ad pep talk to our alliance was greatly appreciated!  
Mostly because it looked like one of my rather lengthy diatribes! -- Hammer; the 
Illuminati Ice Pick of Impersonation Investigation

Assur -- Welcome to the Swamp!  Glad to have another warrior maintenance manager as 
an alliance mate! -- Hammer; the Illuminati Ice Pick of In-house Adulation

Illuminati Alliance -- Time to feed upon our TW4 foes! -- Hammer; the Illuminati Ice 
Pick of Iron Rations

Sir Chester the Jester -- It warms my heart that you enjoy my P-ads and have chosen 
your fighting stance!  Now let us warm our blades upon the hides of our TW4 foes! -- 
Hammer; the Illuminati Ice Pick of Ingenious Name Rhymes
P.S.  Your Jests are several Scimitar cuts above the Clowns!

The Expatriate -- Who you are now is what matters!  Enjoy your new managerial alias! 
-- Hammer; the Illuminati Ice Pick of Identity Card Concealment

Buddy Lee -- You should have received my Snail Mail, but have been too busy to scribe 
another!  Unleash thy flaming war mallet amongst our foes! -- Hammer; the Illuminati 
Ice Pick of International Snail Mail Correspondence

Mr Coffee -- Perhaps the Spotlight I wrote for this cycle sheds some light upon why 
you have NOT received a Snail Mail from me in recent weeks! -- Hammer; the Illuminati 
Ice Pick of International Delayed Snail Mail Correspondence

Baphomet the Blade -- My prayer is that you enjoy hosting this contest without the 
aberrations that I have encountered during the past year! -- Hammer; the Illuminati 
Ice Pick of Identification Illustration

Liam the Goth -- Trocar awaits your blades, which are more readily seen than the P-
ads and Team Spotlights that remain unwritten by Hammer in the DM 54 Slaughter Priest 
Memorial Contest newsletters! -- Hammer; the Illuminati Ice Pick of Imponderable 
Spotlight Silence

Az the Razz -- Continue scribing those TW4 Spotlights and I will search for time and 
energy to do the same as we show those Clowns what the Swamp Wars are all about! -- 
Hammer; the Illuminati Ice Pick of Inspired Spotlight Scribbling

OZ the All Strategic -- Congratulations on your maneuvering HOURGLASS to the DM 47 
Swamp Master Throne!  Those are valuable points that her unlikely death or more 
likely graduation will leave as a legacy to your contest conniving skills my friend! 
-- Hammer; the Illuminati Ice Pick of Imprecate Declarations

Swamp Scholars -- What happened to Drake and his stable of comic relief warriors? -- 
Hammer; the Illuminati Ice Pick of Investigative Inquiry
P.S.  Was it that Jiles fiasco or something else?

Turf War 4 Tuffies -- Blades Bend and Blades Break in the Midst of Things at Stake!
-- Hammer; the Illuminati Ice Pick of Intuitive Verse

Klown War Khronicler -- The Bringer of Pain did have a short tenure with the kLk.  He 
was a respected and welcome member of our Organization.  Alas diffrences in game play 
led to the Bringer of Pain choosing to leave our group.  We have nothing but respect 
and well wishes for Tripwire.  I hope his new alliance places second in the Turf War 
(can't wish him first *grin*).  And as we always say, when your kLk, your kLk for 
life.  All Trip ever has to do is walk into the guildhouse and pull up his chair, 
he's always welcome. -- Azraelus Prime

Mr Crowley -- Mr. Crowley, stuck a sword in your head.  Mr. Crowley, lucky you didn't 
wind up dead. -- Lil Bit

Abraxis -- I am demeaning myself by doing this but, My champion beat your champion my 
champion beat your champion, nya, nya, nya, nya, nya! -- Azraelus

Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar -- Please include my team in the Turf War contest 
under the banner of the X-Syndicate of Holy Cataclysm, thanks -- Murker, Mgr. of 
Marauders

Woody -- We'll meet again friend, I know how to tweek for your kind. -- LBM

Cup of Toe -- Not often you see a style match like that last 5 min.  Good match 
friend. -- Hitler Youth

Bear Nekkid -- Always get caught using tactics against your kind.  At least the 
points stayed in the VC. -- White Settler

Zombie Knight -- Zombies are such easy targets, you guys just stand there and get 
carved up. -- Clintonlikesbush

Hammer -- I made a friendly challenge before the contest started but if you wish to 
follow this course of action we will oblige. The Illuminati can not stand up to the 
VC and I shall prove it. -- Maximillian

Liam the Goth -- Good luck to you also. -- Maximillian

Raven -- A storyteller eh!  Tell me a story , I'm sure you have one.... --
Maximillian

Age of Empires -- Welcome Historian to a fine arena, you'll like it here, if you 
survive. -- Maximillian

Baphomet  -- I declare Cyrus the Great (47-5681) my Champion. -- The Historian, 
manager of Age of Empires, X-Syndicate

Talon Darkhart -- Let the flames roar! -- Buddy Lee

Mannequin -- Yeah, you're right...just too honest. -- Buddy Lee
P.S.  Wow!  What have you been feeding Second Bananas?  Look at them score!

Tarzan -- I thought you well.  Now go and just use the whooping stick. -- Steal Shank

Mr. Coffee -- There will be no gum chewing.  Now, if you like to chew coffee beans 
that's another story. -- Buddy all wired from chewing coffee beans
P.S.  Coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee.  No decaf please!

D.K. Toker -- Toke, Toke, toke, blow...you are the happiest D.K.; what's in it?  
Nevermind, I don't want to know.  Wait a minute...D.K.?  Donkey Kong!  Ha ha ha! -- 
Buddy, all blurry eyed with a stomach ache, Lee

White Settler -- I want some of that stuff. -- Steal Shank

Suicide -- Welcome brother!  Hope you enter turf.  Go give'm hell. -- Buddy Lee

Asmo -- Sent you a diplo.  Give me a holla. -- Buddy Lee

Hammer -- Sent you a diplo also; get at me. -- Buddy Lee

Noachian -- Noah for short?  Anyways sent you a diplo as well. -- Buddy Lee

Expatriate -- Well said!  Now come join the fun and declare!  Might as well since 
retaliation will be coming (not from me though).  Why not!? -- Buddy Lee

Heathen -- I do not like your waste.  It is definitely a scum waste.  It's going to 
need to burn Str for good damage I have a couple that looks similar I've D.A. because 
little damage to normal just won't cut it in the higher brackets of the game.  if you 
have to hit someone TEN times to take them out you better be a LU, BA, ST, SL that 
learns good (int) skills AND have the end to buck it up.  But I like lungers. -- 
Buddy Lee

Baphomet -- Host!  If I "get" challenged and I lose is it 2 pts or 1 pt that I lose?
-- Buddy Lee

Jan -- Go give those bad boys a good lesson. -- Buddy Lee

Sensei -- Hey Han!  Well it would seem allt hat work was not needed after all.  Oh 
well *sinister grin*.  Great to have you in the contest!  Kick their teeth in! -- 
Liam the Goth

Baphomet -- Thank you for your support on that personal matter.  I understand the 
position I put you in and appreciate the effort on your part. -- Liam the Goth
P.S.  If there's any retaliation  my way, so be it. *grin*

Baphomet -- Pharaoh is working on that.  You know how we undead are. -- Liam the Goth

Asmo Dius -- I can understand your hesitation with me and your dislike of my bloody 
Mary.   I should have told you it was made with real blood and not tomato juice; the 
look on your face after the first one was well worth it, though Pazuzu seem to love 
them. -- Liam the Goth
P.S.  Suicide made me do it.  Baphomet made the ice and Buddy Lee gave me the glass.  
*wink*

Buddy Lee -- I don't think the Illuminati will be asking me to bring the appetizers 
to the next mixer.  What do they think I would bring to the party, caviar? -- Liam 
the Goth *laughing with sorrow*

Suicide -- Have a ball brother and stop eating all the chips. -- Liam the Goth

Hammer -- Yes, thank you for bringing me life bane. -- Liam the "Mnemonic" Goth

The Expatriate -- Kiss the blade of sharp, cold steel, the perfect day for my final 
exit, hold your breath when I die. -- Liam the Goth
P.S.  One would think you were out to get me. *wink*

Marburg -- Giving me the evil eye huh? -- Nyca Dacmon
P.S.  What a fight!

Detartraded -- Good one. -- Spectre

Abraxis -- Giving our blood to the doomsday machine, fighting for a ravaged land and 
for worthless gains, marching on the road of the dead, a twisted road of torrid 
souls. -- Liam the Goth

TDH -- Who would want to miss a party of baptism with fire and blood. -- Liam the 
Goth

Illuminati -- What a party last night!  Sorry if anyone got sick on the refreshments 
I brought.  It's been a while since I party with living faith. -- Liam the Goth

Sir Chester -- I heave not heard from you. -- Liam the Goth
P.S.  Arautheator!!

Braute -- Don't you even think about hitting me with that weapon. -- Incubus the non-
retaliator

TNT -- Hay! that Digomight! hurt! -- Demonic Hex

Sensei Jan -- Punching bags?  Please start with me!  I'm tired of your deseased gums 
flapping up wind.  regardless of CFH's chosen absence, I consider him a friend.  So 
take a long leap from a short cliff, 'cause it's the same thing when you run yoru 
mouth toward me and mine! -- D.K. Toker, Maestus Mortales (588) Desolate Empire 
Alliance
P.S.  This KID will teach you a lesson!

Az -- Call me Clown al you want.  Star implying cowardice and I'll teach you the true 
meaning of coward! (evil grin x10) -- D.K. Toker Desoalte empire Alliance
P.S.  Whether foe or friendly foe, I try and keep a good attitude.  I'll tell you, 
it's been heard not getting crazy lately!

Oz and the Consortium -- I wanted to thank you for showing up in Fratsfa for our 
contest.  Crip was a good surprise also.  Thanks. -- Toker and the Desolate Empire 
Alliance

Mr. Coffee and Freeze Dried -- That was one heck of a fight and I do load up on the 
coffee before coming to the sands.  Thanks for the complimnet! -- Gangsta Creep #5391

Buddy Lee -- The last p-ad was supposed to read: "I look forward to enjoying this 
contest among managers with your attitude.  It's kinda refreshing, etc..."  Good luck 
and I'm glad there's managers like you out there. -- Dark Knight Toker (truly 
smiling)

Liam athe Goth -- I always liked vampires and you seem very likable.  Thanks for your 
wish of good luck.  I return it in kind and hope you have a great experience here in 
North Fork (ScommsSwamp)! -- Dark Knight Toke, Desolate Empire

Lasher -- Good to see you representing.  Baphomet has informed me that your great 
turn won't be scored due to noe cert.  I apologize.  I thought RSI had sent it off my 
account.  However, I now know that it is on its way.  I know you will score good 
throughout the contest so just concentrate on the future turns! -- Dark Knight Toker, 
Desolate Empire

Hammer -- Grow up! -- Dark Knight Toker

Abraxis -- Snail mail enroute.  I have checked over the #'s you sent and gave my 
opinions.  After you receive my letter, shoot back your opinion regarding the 
question of membership.  Also, screw the Charlies.  It's on now that you have fully 
informed me.  Let all our enemies flow freely!  Your brother in arms. -- Dark Knight 
Toker, Desolate Empire

Skullagrim -- Word is the Desolate Empire has many enemies.  Most will hide in the 
bushes until your back is turned, so be ready.  Not that any of them really matter, 
but just wanted to pass the word.
P.S.  Also, I got a call from Goat and he moved to Terre Haute, Indiana.  Just so you 
know!

Dark Knight Wasby the Great -- The Charlies seem to be acting up again.  Should we 
just play with them like before, or drop the NUKE and be done with them.  Personally, 
I feel their cockroaches and you know what they say about cockroaches and nukes, 
right?  No matter how bad you beat them down, they just keep crawling back! -- Dark 
Knight Toker screaming "DESOLATE EMPIRE" while frying a charlie!

T.A.T.I. -- Okay, I think we've lulled them into a sense of security now.  it's time 
to move into phase B.  What, we don't have a phase B?!?  Oh, sh...well let's pick up 
the pace then-- NO prisoners! -- Heathen the Hopeful

Blackstorm -- Welcome, my friend!  Don't get discouraged.  I'm just trying to 
convince people that I don't know what I'm doing so I can...wait, I DON'T know what 
I'm doing.  Dang, I seem to be confused today!  Well, hopefully the RUGS will show me 
some kind of love this turn and I'll be able to get on teh ball before losing too 
many points. -- Heathen

Mr. Coffee -- Honey?!  More info than I needed Bro!  Besides, honey in your coffee 
ruins the taste!  Anyone needs sweetener should just drink tea!! -- Heathen
P.S.  Rumor has it The Fuhrer is litigating in an attempt to return to the game, so 
we may see him and the crazy cow soon.  That would be nice!

Snarky -- I'll second the nomination of "Freedonia" as the new name of DM 47-- in 
fact I'll do my part to see it come to fruition, provided the RUGS give me the means 
to do so!  Snark, Snark!! -- Heathen, the suddenly talkative

RUGS -- Hint, hint! -- Heathen, the ever hopeful

Liam -- To you as well. -- Heathen Hatebred

Kat -- Actually, beyond good and evil, but anything Nietzsche ever wrote should be 
inspiring! -- Heathen

Street Legal -- Once up on a time in Aruak City...when allowing sleeping dogs to lie, 
ensure that they are indeed sleeping, eh?  Let the fun begin. -- Heathen Hatebred

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha. -- Sensei Jan

Bender -- We'll try you one more time and if no win is forthcoming we'll avoid you 
like diseases! -- Misnomers

Skullagrim -- Way to hold up your end! -- ABRAXIS

Goat -- Where were you! -- ABRAXIS

Sho-time -- Are you coming? -- ABRAXIS

Wasby -- Keep it up! -- ABRAXIS

Lasher -- Great turn.  I hope it counts! -- ABRAXIS

Azraelus Prime -- I'm sorry that my personal ad was over your head.  Let me explain.  
The name of Azrael, which you were using comes from a 1991 DC Comic Arc.  When Bane 
broke the Bat, a poser wanna-be named Azrael tried to take over.  His book was "Sword 
of Azrael."  Not only did he prove inferior to the Dark Knight, he was also 
psychotic! -- ABRAXIS
P.S.  The Dark Knight vanquished Azrael; watch history repeat himself.

Kat -- Sportsmanship and courteous conversation to one's opponents isn't kissing up, 
even when it's the SCOMS team. -- Mr. Coffee

Kat -- About the wagon hitch, polished it, hitched the horses even. -- Mr. Coffee 
(glad to be helpful)

All Managers -- Welcome one and all whether you be old school or new school.  Just 
glad to have so many managers take an interest in our swamp. -- Mr. Coffee

Heathen -- TATIOADH is actually TATIOAHC (The Alliance That Isn't Oz And His 
Cronies).  That is "why" you are confused.  Freedonia and Blackstorm are in.  Let's 
get serious. -- Mr. Coffee

ED -- Captain Coffee does sound cool. -- Mr. Coffee

     No, it's Hot! -- Temp Ed.

Snarky -- And now are four.  Blackstorm is a brewing with coffee. -- Mr. Coffee

The Expatriate -- You seem familiar. -- Mr. Coffee

Liam the Goth -- Appreicate your shout out. -- Mr. Coffee Captain of TATIOAHC

Baphomet -- You're welcome.  No blunder.  Tripping and falling onto your warrior's 
drawn swords is our fault.  Good luck as a manager and more so as a host.  Nice turn 
out. -- Mr. Coffee

Hammer -- Easy buddy with all that retributing...you'll pull something.  Remember 
count to ten unless it's Crip and then ten belongs to him and you skip from nine 
straight to eleven. -- Mr.Coffee
P.S.  But then you'll sound like Carny.

     A horrid fate.

Magic Man -- You're back but where's Tongue N Cheek? -- Mr. Coffee

Hammer -- You always can use me in a story line.  Look at the turn out.  Baphomet has 
done the swamp proud.  I looked for a win and instead gave you one.  You've 
definitely improved over the years.  But I got the stat bump I needed. -- Mr. Coffee
P.S.  My best to you and Elma.

Wow -- "OUCH!!!"  Thought we were working together?  Heeeheeehee!  Then again you may 
have done me a favor and saved me some trouble in the future? -- Ghost of Draconic!

Heathen -- Yes...it is I Sir Chester!  It is also good to see you back in action and 
will cross blades with you as soon as I am able.  Concerning Draconic (LU)...13-7-9-
17(1)-17-11-11...good damage!  Draconic has been laid to rest and will never amount 
to anything, but worm food!!!  Good luck and spill some blood! -- Sir Chester

Sir Prize -- My potential has faded as my life has! -- Draconic the Ghost!

TDH -- Hey!  Hope all is well and life is treating you and yours well.  Good luck to 
you and your stable! -- Sir Chester

Illuminati -- Thank you for picking up the slack and keeping us respectable.  I 
didn't do too well last turn.  Thanks to the Illuminati -- you know who you are.  
Keep up the great work!!! -- Sir Chester

Suicide -- Hey!!!  It's about time that you showed your wine filled mug around 
here...was wondering what becmae of you?  Glad to see you're back and hope you will 
do well.  Code Red??? What's that about...grin! -- Sir Chester

Heathen -- Just read last weeks fights...sorry to see you lost Sir Prize!  There were 
quite a few kills on the first turn.  Wow!  Hope your rollup is nice. -- Sir Chester

Hammer -- The Illuminati Ice Pick!!!  Great to see you and an excellent turn and 
thanks to you and the other great Illuminati brothers...we will be in the top two 
spots.  Thanks for pulling up the slack. -- Sir Chester

Sweet N Low -- Wow!!!  How sweet it is...grin...thanks a million.  Do not know of 
yoru style as of yet.  Have not gotten  my results back.  Good luck to you and hope 
to see some of your other teammates as well.  That was my only win this turn and I'm 
mighty happy about it. -- Arauthator the beast!

Odde Red -- Good luck...hope you do better in the future.  Maybe you should sharpen 
your blades a little better.  By the way...Bandit is dead! -- Sir Chester
P.S.  Tell Mr. Blakenship I said "Hello" and hope all is going well for him.  Love 
ya...wink...wink! 

TCB/Illuminati -- I'm behind on my writings...diplos will soon be enroute to all 
who've written/diploed me.  Bloody sands! -- Asmo, TCB

Baphomet -- It's Paz"U"zu...sheesh.  I'd think that YOU of all people would recognize 
the demon princes! -- Asmo  Dius, Devil Lord of TCB
P.S.  And joy!...I get to bloodfeud *Crip* early in the contest -- of all the 
people...sigh :-(

Crip -- Oooo...Ooooo!  You killed my 21 WT Basher!  Naughty -- shame, shame! -- Asmo, 
TCB

Assurnasirbanipal -- FYI, Bapohmet didn't run TW2...or TW1, TW3...I did.  Though he 
appears to have done a splendid job taking over the work for this one!  Helms off to 
our host! -- Asmo Dius, TCB

Kat -- We'll be standing here as well.  maybe propped on crutches and canes, but 
still standing! -- Baphomet (abashed at having a 0-5-0 turn)

Assur -- Actually, it was Asmo who was hosting TW1 through 3.  I'm just starting to 
get into it.  But, enjoy and I'm honoured. -- Baphomet

Mannequin -- Careful of those Beholders.  Their eyes are all over their bodies.  I 
mean, it's like...they can caste spells, and charm you, and then do nasty things to 
ya.  Kind like Father O'Malley's girls.  Come to think of it...that doesn't sound 
like a bad thing at that! -- Baphomet

TDH -- Bro, I'm with ya!  But, I'm also the one doing the bleeding! -- Baphomet

Liam -- You might regret it!  But, can't think of better men to have on my side. -- 
Baphomet

Buddy Lee -- Trust this...I'll put myself in harm's way before I let anything bad 
happen to you.  My friends...well...they *ARE* my family. -- Baphomet

Heathen -- Yes, they here.  Shhh...they are also listening. -- Baphomet

Toker -- Having fun isn't "not adult."  As you could see, there was no disrespect, or 
innuendoes.  Just a story directed at an enemy where he could understand. -- Baphomet

Suicide -- Sup?  Sent diplo to Jurine.  Declare for "Illuminati!" -- Baphomet
P.S.  Glad to see you're back.  Got some new folks for you to meet.

Oz -- Now that the Muppets got into the Land of Oz, will  we be seeing Kermit, Fozzy 
Bear (although Kat will probably try to steal him away), Animal or Miss Piggy?  How 
about Gonzo or Elmo? -- Baphomet

Mr. Coffee -- Hey!  You called me "friend!"  Hey, everybody!  Mr. Coffee called me 
his friend! -- Baphomet (not having many friends)

Eviscerator -- Nasty bit that in the 3rd minute.  FYI:  13-9-15-17-9-8-13; +1 INI/ -1 
RIP; nrml End/Grt. DMG. -- Ghost of Amalric

Sister Mary Sarah -- Had I known you would have spanked me in that fight...I'd have 
worn a bit less clothing. -- Sir Galahad

Killing Joke -- Looks like the joke was on me! -- Art Pendragon

Jack McFarland -- Woops! -- Ahura Mazda

Ebola (z) -- Appears you've mutated. -- Etienne Duplaix

:) Ahhh there I sent a Jenna/
to mend a hatebroke, and rend a great toke/
to tend another -- no mother to me/
There upends in henna a Jenna.
               -- Bombadil of Freedonia (crow-footed eyes a'laughin')

Holle Cherry, Batman! (Now I know why the caged fruit faceplants double.  Whoo-eee 
Baby!) -- Freman of Freedonia, plucing Cherry in the orchard

(You "wanna-be-Snark-Knight", you! -- Snark, snarking Cherry heartily)

Tarzan pounded Tarzan chest!  Steal Shank no pound Tarzan chest!

(Expatriate -- Aawww, grow up. (grin) potty humor's funny! -- Snark snark snark! -- 
anti-caterwaller)

Black Storm -- Well you came!  Welcome to the longest-aconum-alliance around, and 
from one oldster to another:  "Heh, let's learn these young whippersnapper warriors 
to respect their Mama Nature, eh?  Heh...(hubris, hubris)...heh heh" -- Snark o' 
Freedonia promordial jungleer

Heathen -- Nice to meet you...Turfwar "politics makes for strange fellowships," and 
confusion's contagious -- let's give 'em a headfull!  (starting with that Ed 
character, eh?)  Liam the Goth got this Gandhi award, next o'Malley, right? -- 
Snarkpatriot, cauliflower (no nationalist)

Captain...er, Senor...no, *MR* COFFEE! -- (I figure Storm likes it Black, too) and 
yeah, yours is strong enough to put hairy trees on our swamp's chest, turning it into 
wild and vital jungles!  I second Kat's notion that we "polish off" SCOMSS.  The 
tower must come down!  "Let Freedonia reign!" -- Snarkally (glad someone's keepin' 
track -- thanks Baphomet!)

Another time, Trap Hammer! -- The Kurgen

Bananas -- "Ooh, eeh!  Oooh ah ah!"  (translation from MONKEY:  "I admire your 15-0!"  
"Where can I get bananas like yours!"

Snarkorilla, native to the jungles o' Freedonia (your point, Manny) -- "ting-tang-
walla-walla-bing-bang"

Ace Matric -- Ywer brillig, and those slicey move gyre and gimble thorugh my wabes... 
-- Jabberwock (of Freedonia)

(Ach!  Skelton Key! -- I'll search your new "movie" for the fix to the hex your orc 
witches wove to beat and bewitch Jabber.  Freman and a little bit me... -- 
Snarkvexed, whiffling and burbling some...)

Buddy Lee -- Yeah well, Freman's a good teacher (he'll make a fine Dad once he 
settles), and I sent Shank's number via pidgeon-gram to Bombadil's jungle training 
camp.  Just remember, aim your flaming war mallet at SCOMSS' head shoulders, knees 
and toes...knees and toes, eh. -- Snark

All -- I am making my claim in the Illuminati confederation of alliances with Judge 
as my champion of Code Red. -- Suicide

Unleashed -- Maybe you should be put back on. -- Deadly

All -- I live by codes and for those who know me knows my codes and for those who 
don't, well here they are:

Code 1:  Never turn your back on a demon.
Code 2:  Fire and Brimstone are FOREVER.
Code 3:  Run with the demons or be consumed by the flames.
Code 4:  You cannot kill a demon.
Code 5:  Demons are very patient.
Code 6:  Demons are world wide.
Code 7:  You cannot outrun a demon.
Code 8:  Demons never forget.
Code 9:  Demons never forgive.
Code 10:  You cannot outsmart a demon.
Code 11:  Never trust a demon.
Code 12:  You cannot stop a demon.
Code 13:  When you see a demon, just R.L.H.

     Sounds a boring life, being a demon, even hellish.  No challenges.

Follow the codes and there will be no problems, but if any are broken then action 
will be taken.  You have been warned. -- Suicide

All -- Code Red is with the Illuminati so now you will learn from the demon that our 
enemies will be in Code Blue! -- Suicide

All -- The Illuminati members we will dissect the competition and burn their souls to 
our will. -- Suicide

Baphomet -- Your letter was received, and I *think* it's packed in some box, probably 
labeled "misc" or "sort later."  If necessary, I will (shudder) write a letter back 
from a cold start. -- the Scribe
P.S.  Don't have a P.O. Box here yet, so letters sent through RSI will be the only 
way to reach me till I get settled.

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get.-- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community.-- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MELON MUSH was butchered by WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LADY SCALE was dispatched by MURDEROUS MARK in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
HUGH G. GO was easily killed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
LONGINUS was assassinated by ARENAMASTER OKEL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
OSNOGUROVIWZILU was viciously butchered by CARDIAC CRAIG in a 2 minute fight.
TIAMAT was murdered by BAPHOMET in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
NOT!  AGAIN! butchered CARDIAC CRAIG in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
DA was butchered by ARENAMASTER OKEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
TRASH was viciously butchered by THE BARTENDER in a 2 minute Dark Arena competition.
SILVER was viciously butchered by PUTRID PATRICK in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
PUD was dispatched by GUILLOTINE GARTH in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
HANTA viciously subdued DROPSHOT in a 2 minute gory Bloodfeud duel.
THE KURGEN was overpowered by STEAL SHANK in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud match.
HAMATULA overpowered GRADE TEN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
FETAL CREEPY was unbelievably bested by SWAMP BURP HAMMER in a 1 minute conflict.
BULLSEYE luckily beat LIL BIT in a 2 minute Bloodfeud match.
JACK DER RIERRE devastated LOWELL in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud bout.
TOTO handily defeated SPAWING OF SPEWN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
KRAMER overpowered BOMBADIL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
ACE METRIC handily defeated GREGOLA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
ART PENDRAGON bested MARAJUANA MAN in a popular 1 minute Challenge brawl.
SISTER MARY SARAH beat TARANTELLA in a exciting 3 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BLOOD RAYNE was overpowered by HUMBUG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ARAUTHATOR was luckily beaten by FREEZE DRIED in a 6 minute Challenge fight.
LITTLE BIG MAN savagely defeated ZOMBIE KNIGHT in a 3 minute Challenge fray.
INCUBUS devastated APPIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
JACK MCFARLAND overpowered LEET STREEGLE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SWAMP LILY HAMMER overpowered CYANIDE in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MORWHEN narrowly defeated ANTON LEVAY in a exciting 3 minute gruesome Challenge bout.
AHURA MAZDA overpowered WHITE SETTLER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
JACK & JILL luckily beat GENESIS in a exciting 3 minute bloody Challenge fray.
FRED BEAR lost to SIR GALAHAD in a 4 minute Challenge bout.
BEAR SKINRUG defeated SISTER MARY CLARENCE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SON YUNG MOON vanquished VALAMARADACE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
RACECAR overpowered MR. CROWLEY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
DAINTY CHINA overpowered SWAMP CLAW HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BLACK BALL outlasted PAZUZU in a monotonous 15 minute Challenge fray.
BLACKENED bested CLAUGIYLIAMATAR in a 5 minute gory Challenge duel.
AXELROD GUNNER devastated FREMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
JEALOUSY RAINS was devastated by MAN HUNTER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
LETHAL was defeated by RICHARD CRANIUM in a 5 minute bloody novice's Challenge match.
DEADLY was narrowly defeated by HOMEY D. CLONE in a 19 minute novice's Challenge duel.
OUT TO KILL was overpowered by MARBURG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
WOW was unbelievably bested by TARZAN in a exciting 1 minute Challenge duel.
NYCADAEMON was luckily beaten by MEDEE in a 13 minute beginner's Challenge battle.
JAIDEN was savagely slain by ETIENNE DUPLAIX in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
DEMONIC HEX was overpowered by CAFE AU LAIT in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
FEL STRIKE was outwaited by TARGET in a popular 8 minute novice's Challenge match.
DETARTRATED savagely defeated JUDGE in a popular 1 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
HOLLE' CHERRY overcame SPECTRE in a action packed 3 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
TNT demolished ROBUST BREW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DARK HEART beat DIPTHERIA in a 3 minute Challenge battle.
BONDS ON 'ROIDS savagely defeated DRAMA QUEEN in a 3 minute novice's Challenge fight.
HOURGLASS overcame KALYPSO in a 3 minute master's Title match.
KILLING JOKE demolished DEVOUT CHRISTIAN in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
JABBERWOCK was overpowered by LAST CALL in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
AMELA BUNDERSON was subdued by CLINTONLIKESBUSH in a crowd pleasing 2 minute contest.
SARA F. overpowered FIGHTING TREE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven bout.
BEAR NEKKID overpowered WOZZECK in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
JENNA was handily defeated by PAUL BEARER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
GANGSTA CREEP was overpowered by KAT in a exciting 1 minute uneven fight.
DASTER MARQUE overcame WOODY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute battle.
SWAMP TRAP HAMMER luckily beat HITLER YOUTH in a popular 3 minute gory struggle.
SWEET N LOW was devastated by CRISTER MOFFEE in a 1 minute uneven match.
EBOLA (Z) was vanquished by TRESSA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ICHORID was overpowered by HALLE BEARY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CURSESHOCK vanquished CRYPT ANGEL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DAVID KARESH was demolished by DON KING in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
EVICSERATOR defeated DYERS EVE in a 3 minute contest.
CAPPUCCINO demolished SWAMP ROSE HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
SHORTEST STRAW overpowered FREEBORN BLOODBLADE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
JUSTICE FOR ALL was beaten by BLACK THUNDER in a popular 5 minute fight.
ZOMBIE ASSASSIN overpowered MAXIMILLIAN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
UNLEASH butchered DEAD ROSES in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ANGELIKA was demolished by JENKINS in a 2 minute uneven match.
SHADE'S FORM was bested by BRUTE in a 1 minute novice's battle.
DAMIEN BANESON was overpowered by KILLER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FAUST was demolished by RIKER in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
OBLIVION was subdued by BINDI ATWATER in a 5 minute novice's duel.
DANTILLIUS was overpowered by PARTY TRAP in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
MR. REE was overcome by MISS B. HAVEN in a exciting 2 minute beginner's conflict.
RAZOR was beaten by CARLSON in a 2 minute novice's contest.
ORC PLAGUE was viciously subdued by CASSIDY in a popular 1 minute novice's match.
LEAVON WORTH was defeated by BOGBANE in a 1 minute beginner's match.
BLACK demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 33         TOTAL PARRY      101 -  82 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     27         WALL OF STEEL     60 -  50 -  3      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  23         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  12 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  22         AIMED BLOW        53 -  50 -  2      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 17         LUNGING ATTACK    96 -  91 - 11      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   13         SLASHING ATTACK   77 -  79 -  8      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                      11         STRIKING ATTACK  114 - 154 - 10      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  25 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    69 - 111 -  5      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  32 -  1      29  |

Turn 226 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:

BASHING ATTACK    15 -  7     WALL OF STEEL      6 -  7         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY       17 - 10     STRIKING ATTACK   10 - 23         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  8     AIMED BLOW         2 -  9         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    12 - 11     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    HOURGLASS 5127             19   2  0  132 LAND OF OZ (217)
SLASHING ATTACK  ACE METRIC 3554             9   4  0  118 ROYAL FLUSH (48)
AIMED BLOW       KRAMER 5191                11   5  0  115 SECOND BANANAS (573)
TOTAL PARRY      GREGOLA 5101               21  15  0  100 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
LUNGING ATTACK   KILLING JOKE 5611          15   9  1   93 INDIFFERENCE (611)
STRIKING ATTACK  SARA F. 5349                9   2  0   93 SKELETON KEY (493)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BEAR NEKKID 5126           13   8  0   71 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
BASHING ATTACK   JENNA 5099                 13  12  3   60 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
PARRY-LUNGE      SWAMP LILY HAMMER 5441      7   0  0   60 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AHURA MAZDA 5152.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HITLER YOUTH 5547.  The ten other most popular fighters were FEL STRIKE 
5516, JUSTICE FOR ALL 5534, MORWHEN 5686, TARANTELLA 5687, ARAUTHATOR 4660, LITTLE 
BIG MAN 5393, GENESIS 5435, SPECTRE 5654, BONDS ON 'ROIDS 5408, and AMELA BUNDERSON 
5339.

The least popular fighter this week was DEADLY 4996.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOMEY D. CLONE 5637, BLACK BALL 5520, MEDEE 5642, PAZUZU 5513, TARGET 
5573, RICHARD CRANIUM 5577, FREEZE DRIED 5308, ORC PLAGUE 5501, DANTILLIUS 5675, and 
BINDI ATWATER 5704.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HOURGLASS (47-5127) LAND OF OZ (217)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXIX

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KING PIN 282 (112-85-2)                1  4  0         ROYAL FLUSH          
SATURN 2440 (119-105-2)                1  4  0         CRYSTAL PALACE       
KING KEY 281 (115-91-0)                0  5  0         ROYAL FLUSH          

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRINNON BEARIT 2955 (29-15-3)          5  3  0         THE BEAR'S PAW       
DISCO QUEEN 1992 (38-20-1)             4  3  0         ROYAL FLUSH          
IRONBAR 182 (32-22-0)                  1  3  0         NEMESIS              

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOTO 3914 (17-9-0)                     2  3  0         LAND OF OZ           

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ACE METRIC 3554 (6-4-0)                5  3  1         ROYAL FLUSH          
STING 2724 (13-9-0)                    1  3  0         NEMESIS              

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KRAMER 5191 (7-5-0)                    6  3  1         SECOND BANANAS       
TEN C-0 METER 5141 (7-7-0)             4  2  0  DEAD   ROYAL FLUSH          
FIGHTING TREE 5235 (8-6-0)             4  3  1         LAND OF OZ           
ARAUTHATOR 4660 (3-1-0)                2  3  1         DRACONIC REALM       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STEAL SHANK 5487 (4-2-0)               6  3  0         DARK PINNACLE        
B.B. CROSS 5323 (7-3-2)                3  3  0         FEATHERS FLYIN'      
WHITE SETTLER 5322 (4-5-1)             3  3  0         NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 
GANGSTA CREEP 5391 (4-1-0)             2  3  0         VINCERE AUT MORI     
BLOOD RAYNE 5489 (5-5-0)               1  3  0         DARK PINNACLE        
JACK & JILL 5310 (5-4-0)               1  3  0         ROYAL FLUSH          
MELON MUSH 5357 (5-3-0)                1  3  0         MYSTIC ORC FEAST     
MINOR BLUE 5326 (7-3-1)                1  3  0         FEATHERS FLYIN'      
WARFARIN 5231 (2-0-0)                  1  3  0         PURE POISON          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WILSON 5482 (2-1-0)                    5  3  1         SECOND BANANAS       
INCUBUS 5423 (2-2-1)                   4  3  0         GOTHIC MINISTRY      
ONE 5533 (1-0-0)                       4  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN      
SWAMP LILY HAMMER 5441 (3-0-0)         4  3  0         ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ    
CUP OF TOE 5433 (0-0-0)                3  3  0         MYSTIC ORC FEAST     
HANTA 5443 (2-1-0)                     3  3  0         DOK SIK KILLAS       
CRYPT ANGEL 5553 (0-1-0)               2  3  1         SALEM'S LOT          
DYERS EVE 5535 (0-1-0)                 2  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN      
JACK MCFARLAND 5481 (2-1-0)            2  3  0         SECOND BANANAS       
JUSTICE FOR ALL 5534 (1-0-0)           2  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN      
SWAMP TRAP HAMMER 5442 (2-1-1)         2  3  0         ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ    
TARNELUS 5359 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0         CYNICAL DELUSIONS    
ZOMBIE ASSASSIN 5552 (1-0-0)           2  3  0         SALEM'S LOT          
BENDER 5395 (4-0-0)                    1  3  0         ADULT SWIM           
LITTLE BIG MAN 5393 (4-0-1)            1  3  0         NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 
SWAMP ROSE HAMMER 5440 (0-3-0)         1  3  0         ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ    
WOODY 5412 (3-1-0)                     1  3  0         SECOND BANANAS       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PAZUZU 5513 (0-0-0)                    7  3  0         BAATANAR' RITEZU     
AROSAUR 5558 (0-0-0)                   6  3  0         ZOIDS                
DAINTY CHINA 5564 (0-0-0)              5  3  0         LAND OF OZ           
ORC PLAGUE 5501 (0-0-0)                5  3  0         DARQUE FORCES        
BARBAZU 5514 (0-0-0)                   3  3  0         BAATANAR' RITEZU     
GLABREZU 5512 (0-0-0)                  3  3  1         BAATANAR' RITEZU     
LOW FAT LOON 5527 (0-0-0)              3  3  0         MYSTIC ORC FEAST     
HOMIE D. CLONE 5546 (0-0-0)            1  1  0  DEAD   LIFE'S LESSONS       
LEOBLAZE 5557 (0-0-0)                  1  1  1  DEAD   ZOIDS                
NALFESHNEE 5511 (0-0-0)                2  3  1         BAATANAR' RITEZU     

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NULN 5467 (10-2-1)                     3  3  0         I HATE THEM          
SPAWN 4283 (9-7-0)                     1  3  0         FANTASTIC FIVE       
THE GREEK GUY 5478 (11-4-0)            1  3  0         I HATE THEM          
HOURGLASS 5127 (17-2-0)                0  3  0         LAND OF OZ           
JABBERWOCK 1277 (13-15-3)              0  3  0         NEMESIS              

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LEVIATHAN OF LARD 5113 (16-5-2)        3  3  0         MYSTIC ORC FEAST     
ART PENDRAGON 5151 (8-9-0)             0  3  0         KNIGHTS TEMPLAR      
SIR GALAHAD 5148 (9-7-0)               0  3  0         KNIGHTS TEMPLAR      

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AHURA MAZDA 5152 (6-8-1)               1  3  0         KNIGHTS TEMPLAR      
SWEET N LOW 5306 (6-5-0)               1  3  0         COFFEE RULES!        
STRYCHNINE 4838 (10-5-1)               0  3  0         PURE POISON          
TITANIA 2958 (3-8-0)                   0  3  0         NEMESIS              

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ETIENNE DUPLAIX 5377 (2-3-1)           2  3  0         KNIGHTS TEMPLAR      
AMALRIC 5378 (0-5-0)                   1  3  0         KNIGHTS TEMPLAR      
DROPSHOT 5402 (1-0-0)                  0  3  0         FALLEN               

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHORTEST STRAW 5532 (0-1-0)            2  3  1         OF WOLF AND MAN      
BLACKENED 5531 (1-0-0)                 0  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN      
LIL BIT 5404 (1-0-0)                   0  3  0         FALLEN               
SWAMP BURP HAMMER 5439 (2-1-1)         0  3  0         ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ    
SWAMP CLAW HAMMER 5438 (1-2-1)         0  3  0         ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ    
TARZAN 5542 (0-1-0)                    0  3  0         NEMESIS              

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HAMATULA 5510 (0-0-0)                  0  3  0         BAATANAR' RITEZU     
ICKY ICED FLEA 5565 (0-0-0)            0  3  0         MYSTIC ORC FEAST