Date   : 10/11/2003    Duedate: 11/07/2003


DM-50    TURN-190

This Weeks Top Honors


(50-3312) [17-13-1,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAEGOLOS                       SHAME ON THE NIGHT
DARK SIDHE (288)               STRANGE TUNES (369)
(50-3312) [17-13-1,102]        (50-3398) [7-2-0,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NASSE                          ELLITA FESS
DARK SIDHE (288)               MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
(50-3307) [15-17-1,80]         (50-3392) [13-9-0,66]


MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          28
2. TEAM VIRTUE (371)           28      OPEN SESAME (199)
3. OPEN SESAME (199)           16      Unchartered Team
4. DARK SIDHE (288)            13
5. MODERN MASTERS (372)         9      TEAM VIRTUE (371)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*TEAM VIRTUE (371)          9   1  0 90.0   1/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       10  5 1
 2/ 2 OPEN SESAME (199)        253 174 16 59.3   2/ 5*TEAM VIRTUE (371)         9  1 0
 3/ 3 DARK SIDHE (288)         276 261 17 51.4   3/ 1 OPEN SESAME (199)         9  6 2
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        55  55  1 50.0   4/ 2 DARK SIDHE (288)          9  6 0
 5- 5 IRON CURTAIN (299)       124 136  9 47.7   5/ 3*STRANGE TUNES (369)       8  7 0
 6/ 6*STRANGE TUNES (369)       21  24  1 46.7   6- 6 IRON CURTAIN (299)        4  4 0
 7/ 7 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       37  44  3 45.7   7/ 7 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       4  9 0
 8/ 0*MODERN MASTERS (372)       1   4  0 20.0   8/ 0*MODERN MASTERS (372)      1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Middle Way ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "Tell me again why we're out here freezing our various parts off," Gilia Harn
growled.  She looked around with disfavor.  As far as she was concerned, Glacier View
Estates had nothing at all going for it.
     "To look at graduating gladiator lands," Ellita Fess answered.
     "But none of us is a graduating gladiator," Fender Grale protested.  "It'll be
months before any of us even has a chance to be close to graduating."  He hunched
deeper into his cloak, which was lined with rabbit skins, and blew on his cold
fingers.  "And I gotta tell you, if *I* graduate, I'm not taking land in this icebox.
I going for sun, sand, surf, the kind of stuff Debby Tonte likes."
     "Besides, there are probably ice trolls up here.  And other icky frozen
monsters, too."  Gilia shivered.  "Can we go back now?"
     "No," Ellita said firmly.  "This is planning ahead, which is a good thing to do.
And if there ARE ice trolls," she added, brightening suddenly, "we'll get a bounty
for killing them.  Then we could move out of that haunted guildhouse Jorja found us."
She started forward briskly, the snow squeaking under her boots.  "Let's find that
real estate agent, what's-his-name."
     "Lars Penkatten, at your service."  The voice behind them was smooth, maybe even
a little oily.  But after all, he was a realtor.  "What fine properties here--" he
gestured expansively around the valley with its terrain of rocks and snow, "can I
show you to--  URK!"  He flew forward, landing sprawled on his face in the snow, and
didn't move.  The stone which had hit his head (which head, being cushioned by a
furry cap, was not seriously damaged) lay beside him.
     Fender Grale, who happened to be facing the glacier, gulped and said, "It's an
abominable snowman!"
     "And it's lowering the property values!" Ellita snapped.  "We have to put a stop
to that!"

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #69 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<


     Ghenis watched the ship _Relentless_ ease out into the channel and brushed his
hands together.  It was bound for Niatoli to further certain interests of the dark
cult.  On it was Veleks, and Cousin Og, who would look after the small thief...one
way or another.  Which freed him to attend to other matters.
     First of those other matters was a meeting with Pelishtekan, the Ferencian who
was currently the 'chief priest' of the cult.  Ghenis scowled to hide his grimace of
disgust.  He didn't like the Ferencian.  In fact, he loathed the man.  But it wasn't
necessary to like him, not really.  As long as Pelishtekan did his job, nothing else
     And right now, the man's job was to explain what manner of creature, monster, or
whatever was hunting over the lands just north of Zukal.  And how the damned thing
could be fought and destroyed.  It was in the way of certain plans that he had made
for the benefit of the dark cult...and of himself, of course.  The dark power did not
expect his minions to work for nothing but the joy of it.
     Ghenis left the waterfront behind and wove his way through the twisted and
noisome alleys of one of Zukal's poorest districts.  The cult always had its centers
among the homes of the poor.  They were the ones who had something to gain from it,
and nothing to lose, from shaking up the old order, after all.  Ghenis smiled just a
little.  He liked shaking things up.
     The cult was headquartered in a tall narrow building squeezed between other tall
narrow buildings.  The cellar, which was dark and always damp and divided into tiny
rooms no more than six feet square, was used for...storage.  More or less.  The
ground floor, reached by going down half a dozen steps from street level, was the
shrine itself.  The level above that was where the main work of the cult was done,
the plotting and planning, the gathering of information, the good stuff.  Above that,
two floors of small rooms where members of the cult lived if they couldn't do better
for themselves.  And on the top floor, the pigeons that carried messages from points
as distant as Zuwayza and Murska in the north, Rocanis, Xochithlan, and even Tricorus
in the south.  Most people had no idea how far the cult reached.
     Which was another source of amusement to Ghenis.  The authorities here in Zukal,
the very heart of the cult, had no idea that it was anything more than a handful of
dissatisfied commoners meeting to worship some petty godling.  Ha!  If Bey Sekahos
knew how near he stood to the rim of disaster, how fast he was sliding down the slope
into hell--!  Even the Bandit Princes, who had a clearer understanding of their city,
didn't know that the cult was gaining power daily and would soon be ready to make its
move.  IF the monster north of the city could be dealt with.
     Ghenis pushed open the door and stepped toward Pelishtekan's office.

Near Malcorn:

     The finger of light slid across the surface of the tall stone and touched the
worn carvings, which leaped into sudden clarity.  The little clearing, which had been
empty except for Lord Malcorn and Tiljanz al Burgos, the young Karnhorn diplomat, was
suddenly full of shadows.  Or something.  Tiljanz could feel the weight of a dozen
minds thinking about him--calculating minds, hostile minds, hungry ones.  He held
himself still and quiet with difficulty.  This was Lord Malcorn's meeting; he himself
was just present as a witness.
     Words came out of the darkness, hollow as caves, clear as trumpets.  "Why are
you here, Malcorn?"
     "To demand that you enforce your side of the agreement we made, Dregur," the
lord of Malcorn replied.  If a great tree had spoken, its voice might have sounded
like that.
     "Our side?  What have we, the true and original lords of all the land between
the lakes, to 'enforce' at the command of an ephemeral like you?"
     "Do not play games with me.  A deal was made and sworn under just such a moon,
that the dregur would attack only those who entered this land at the command of the
Easterner Inzolas.  In return for this, you were released from the Silent Place."
     "And if we choose now to disregard that 'deal' you speak of?"  Idle inquiry.
     "The Silent Place is still there."
     "You think you could return us to that captivity?"  Scorn and amusement.  "You?"
     "If you do not keep your side of the agreement," now Malcorn's voice was like
iron, cold black iron, "I will return you to that captivity.  Me."  At that moment,
Tiljanz did not doubt that Blackie would do just that, whatever the cost to himself.
     "We did make an oath."  The voice was the same, but different.  A different
dregur speaking, Tiljanz thought.  "The oath is a binding already.  He could do it."
Warning, cool consideration.
     "Because a few of us have chosen to Hunt freely, as we used to?  Unfair!  This
land was OURS.  If we stretch out our hand to take it back, where is the injustice in
that?"  Passion.
     "The injustice is in the breaking of our oath.  The land itself will reject an
oathbreaker.  It has always been so."  Stern command.  "We must keep our part of the
bargain, or by our failure we release Lord Malcorn from his.  And he could then
return us to the Silent Place, if he is willing to pay the price."  A pause.  "And
you can see that he is so willing."
     Objection.  "Those who Hunt alone will not be called back to the kennel, even by
     Unyielding command.  "Then I myself will lead a Hunt against them."

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #70 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Between Ibizond and Korga:

     The horseman started to turn away, but two of the hounds made a determined
attack on the three gladiators as they scrambled out of their sheltering tree.  Now,
the tree was a trap rather than a shelter.  Cadal was first out, hammering at the
nearest hound with his heavy blade.
     Aghatamar was just behind him, close enough to slash at the hound trying to take
him from the side.  The horseman turned back, just as the moon shone through a gap in
the clouds overhead.  Aghtamar sucked in her breath in shock.  There was a face, she
repeated that to herself as a litany against the unknown.  Two eyes--she shuddered
and wrenched her gaze away from them, feeling her blood turn to ice and her bones to
sand.  A beak of a nose, a hunting bird's beak.  Gash of a mouth, with an icy glitter
of fangs.
     Behind her, Zilla muttered a prayer to Sermina and struck two-handed at the
hound, awkwardly because she didn't want to look directly at it.  That hound was no
beast that ever curled up quietly before a fire or accepted a pat on the head for a
job well done.  Cadal lunged at his hound and came near to spitting it on his sword,
but the uncanny creature twisted away.  The horseman laughed, a sound which would
chill the strongest heart, and turned away again, riding up the road toward whatever
his, or its third hound had cornered.  Fist of Kjarran, most likely, but there was no
way to help him now.  They had their own problems.
     The hounds had a pattern of swirling in to attack and then out before they could
be struck in return, coordinating their efforts smoothly without needing their
master's guidance.  They must have done this many times before.  Aghtamar thought of
the other people dead along this road and knew they must have sustained just such an
attack:  the horn with its message of fear, then these uncanny beasts with their
teasing and toying, and finally the huntsman on his horse.  Not a good death.  If
there was such a thing as a 'good death'.
     While these thoughts were flitting through her mind, she kept her sword moving
as well.  The hounds seemed reluctant, maybe even totally unwilling, to close with
them, but they wouldn't leave them alone, either.  "The damned things are trying to
wear us down," she muttered.  And it might work.  She was already breathing hard, and
she could hear Zilla panting beside her.  She couldn't hear Cadal, but he was
farthest from her.
     "We've got to finish these," Cadal stated.  "Fist of Kjarran is going to need
our help."  A shuffle and lunge, a hound yelped and dodged back.  "Except they won't
     "And if we just go to Fist, turn our backs on these hounds," Zilla growled,
"likely they'll jump on us from behind."
     "There must be SOME way we can kill or cripple these damned hounds!" Aghtamar
snapped.  "Anything that lives can be killed.  It's a natural law or something."
     "We're not going to find it tonight except by chance," Cadal said.  "And we have
to go help Fist.  If we all move together, back to back...."
     "Right!  Let's move," Aghtamar agreed.  "On the count of three?"
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     The hound that Fist of Kjarran had crippled was dragging itself down the road
toward its approaching master, whining pitifully.  If it had been a proper dog, the
gladiator might have regretted the injury.  As it was...serve the damned beast right.
     As the hound had appeared to grow when it charged him, so did the hunter.  What
might have been a big horse--if it was a horse at all--became huge, and its rider
dominated the sky.  He...it seemed to wear a crown of cold lights, or maybe there
were northern lights in the sky behind its head.  No, that wasn't north, that was
southeast.  Fist shook his own head to clear out the fantasies.  As the rider passed
the crippled hound, he cried out in a terrible voice, a word Fist didn't know and
didn't want to know.  An evil word, he was sure.  Maybe a spell, or a vow of
vengeance.  Not that it mattered!  He had the protection of Kjarran and Jayde.  He
raised his sword against the moon-colored blade that was swinging down out of the
stars above him.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     And so ends a long long of appearances as #1 in the ratings by a syndicated
television program.  The network is revamping our style, and should be back in full
force after a few tweaks.
     For those who care about my particulars, I am a 13(1)-11(1)-8-16(1)-18(1)-15-7
Slasher, with Advanced Experts in Decise and Init, and an expert in Attack.  Mode in
init, +2 in decise, and a whopping -4 in attack means that this turns fight in the
Dark Arena will end up being my last.  41 learned skills, along with a Hatchet as a
favourite weapon (with a HI/LO rhythm, with the slash tactic, and a tendency to learn
decise skills) are the end of the road in this neighborhood.  Now we get to look
forward to life under the Dark Sidhe.

Mr. Hooper
Open Sesame
3 Time DM of Snowbound

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for SNOWBOUND.  Too bad, OPEN SESAME, but 
MIDDLE WAY 6 was just too good to be stopped.  MIDDLE WAY 6 like really fought hard 
to move up to 1st from 4th.  Way to go!  What was the name of that team who got 5-0-0 
this turn for a total 9-1-0 you ask?  (Sure)  TEAM VIRTUE's their name, and 
fighting's their game!  MVP award for NEVERMORE?  STRANGE TUNES' proud of him after 
beating AMBITIOUS GUARD and getting 18 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  
EXISTENTIAL BLUES got smashed by CINDER, and lost 9 points!  Like DARK ARENA's EXILED 
ELF is sweating since he got Dark Arena Challenged by Duelmaster MR. HOOPER!  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  MR. HOOPER stopped EXILED ELF dead in his tracks! 
Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  DARK SIDHE was SNOWBOUND's most avoided team.  Is 
there some award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are TEAM VIRTUE?  DARK 
SIDHE, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an 
invitation!  Can DRUID'S GROVE's IRIADOR be more popular than me?  She was challenged 
the most, but is that really the same?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Like, who is this guy???  MR. HOOPER gets 
sent to the Dark Arena, battles EXILED ELF, and returns to tell of it!!!  I bet OPEN 
SESAME manager is surprised!  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like 
to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  SNOWBOUND is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAEGOLOS 3312                17  13  1   102       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRIADOR 2481                 10   7  2    87       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 NASSE 3307                   15  17  1    80       DARK SIDHE (288)
 VANWAFEA 3338                11  10  0    71       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELLITA FESS 3392             13   9  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 FENDER GRALE 3389             8   8  1    59       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 SHAME ON THE NIGHT 3398       7   2  0    59       STRANGE TUNES (369)
-30 3320                       7   2  1    57       IRON CURTAIN (299)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBSIDIAN 2484                 6  12  1    55       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 ON MY WAY 3378               11   4  0    53       OPEN SESAME (199)
 HAPPY 3399                    5   4  1    52       STRANGE TUNES (369)
-31 3322                       5   4  0    51       IRON CURTAIN (299)
 HOLLAN INNIS 3388             7   8  0    47       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-FUAMATU 3288                 10   7  0    46       IRON CURTAIN (299)
 SWEET AIR 3381                8   5  0    46       OPEN SESAME (199)
 NEVERMORE 3401                3   6  0    44       STRANGE TUNES (369)
 ARLEN ABELI 3387             10  12  0    43       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 GILIA HARN 3391              10  12  0    42       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 CINDER 3380                   9   3  0    42       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 EXISTENTIAL BLUES 3402        2   7  0    36       STRANGE TUNES (369)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUPER GROVER 3413             2   2  0    33       OPEN SESAME (199)
 TOM SMITH DISEASE 3400        4   5  0    32       STRANGE TUNES (369)
-10 3321                       3   5  0    28       IRON CURTAIN (299)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEUMA 3406                    4   4  0    27       DARK SIDHE (288)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRYKER 3404                  4   5  0    21       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 MR. CHEERFUL 3424             2   0  0    20       TEAM VIRTUE (371)
 LADY PATIENCE 3422            2   0  0    18       TEAM VIRTUE (371)
 MISS FAITH 3423               2   0  0    17       TEAM VIRTUE (371)
-ZERO 3397                     2   2  0    15       IRON CURTAIN (299)
 YAIWE 3414                    4   0  0    14       DARK SIDHE (288)
 CAPT. FRIENDLY 3421           1   1  0    12       TEAM VIRTUE (371)
 DR. HONORABLE 3420            2   0  0     7       TEAM VIRTUE (371)
 BORIS 3425                    1   0  0     5       MODERN MASTERS (372)
 HARRY MONSTER 3430            0   2  0     2       OPEN SESAME (199)
 BLAZE 3412                    0   1  0     1       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 FRAZETTA 3426                 0   1  0     1       MODERN MASTERS (372)
 BROM 3428                     0   1  0     1       MODERN MASTERS (372)
 JULIE BELL 3427               0   1  0     1       MODERN MASTERS (372)
 CIRUELO CABRAL 3429           0   1  0     1       MODERN MASTERS (372)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EXILED ELF 19          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          MR. HOOPER 3318       190 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gee, Yaiwe, that wasn't very nice or kind or friendly of you.  Wear me out.  Teach me
no skills.  Leave me collapse in the dirt.  Aw, gee! -- Capt, Friendly

Harry -- Wow!  For a monster you can go and go and go.  Is the Energizer Bunny a
monster? -- Dr. Honorable

Mr. Hooper -- Looks like you were right in that Iriador got the nod and the loss.  It
must be neat to have such a good manager. -- Boy Scout

Open Sesame -- Not a deft group, but one with lots of willpower.  Scout's honor! --
Boy Scout

Hi, Ed., the sometimes-nice RSI person.  Have a nice day. -- Boy Scout

     I shall do that.  I hope yours is good too.  Remember to practice you knots. --

On my honor, I will do my duty, to.... -- Boy Scout (just practicing)

Yaiwe -- I guess I will not be the last, too.  Me and Super Grover.  I'll bet he's
better than me!  (And apparently you're better than us both?) -- Capt. Friendly

Hi, Mr. Crip.  Is that short for Cripple?  Are you one of those big, bad bozos who
pick on us poor newcomers? -- Boy Scout

Vanwafea -- I thought you would have learned not to do that again. -- Mr. Hooper

Happy -- I am certainly not after that experience. -- Sweet Air

Hollan Illis -- Seems the oxygen tank wasn't full when we started. -- On My Way

Tom Smith Disease -- Seems I've been infected. -- Super Grover

Dr. Honorable -- We all know there is no "I" in "team", but now are you trying to
tell me there is no "You" in Honour? -- Harry Monster

     *laugh*  Thanks, I needed a good laugh. -- Ed.

Daehir -- Ah yes, the importance of getting in the first attack can not be
overlooked. -- Crip

Boy Scout -- Bienvenue. -- Crip

Hello, Everyone!  My name is Art and I'm new to this game.  I enjoy good competition,
learning new things and having fun, so anyone who may be willing to share the ins and
outs of DM, the game mechanics, or just offer some helpful hints can contact me via
diplomatic note.  Good luck all! -- Art Weurk

     What team do you run? -- The Saint, keeper of lists whenever possible

Fuamatu -- I thought at first that you were some kind of Eye-Talian dessert, but I
see now that I was wrong.  There is nothing sweet about you. -- Gilia Harn

On My Way -- And the sooner the better, too. -- Hollan Innis

Stryker -- Wimp. -- Ellita Fess
P.S.  Nothing personal.

"31" -- I'm using the quotes in the hope this note won't go astray.  I want to be
sure that I get the chance to point out to you that burying me in the sand without
knocking me down first is a difficult job, especially since I'm taller than you are.
-- Arlen Abeli

Oops, those swamp type people are kinda fragile, aren't they? -- Fender Grale

Anybody got an idea what to do with an abominable snowman? -- the warriors of the
Middle Way, looking for assistance

15 September 2003
An Announcement Concerning the Brotherhood of the Blade Alliance:
     I have chosen to withdraw my membership from the Brotherhood of the Blade
alliance.  The years I have spent in the alliance have been the best of my DM career.
I leave the alliance with many great friends and will always remain close to my
former brethren.
     The Brotherhood of the Blade will not skip a beat without my membership.  It
remains in very capable hands and its roster is among the strongest in the game.
With the return on some of its founding members to DM, I know the BOB will continue
to grow in strength and prestige in the years to come. -- The Sandman

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MR. HOOPER butchered EXILED ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
VANWAFEA was viciously subdued by IRIADOR in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
SWEET AIR luckily beat GILIA HARN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody Challenge duel.
NEUMA was savagely defeated by ARLEN ABELI in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
SUPER GROVER devastated STRYKER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
MAEGOLOS overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
NASSE devastated HAPPY in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ON MY WAY was overcome by ELLITA FESS in a action packed 5 minute gruesome melee.
OBSIDIAN was vanquished by FENDER GRALE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
EXISTENTIAL BLUES was outwaited by CINDER in a slow 11 minute fight.
SHAME ON THE NIGHT beat HOLLAN INNIS in a 3 minute melee.
NEVERMORE overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
TOM SMITH DISEASE was overcome by CAPTURED ORC in a 3 minute contest.
MR. CHEERFUL handily defeated HARRY MONSTER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
YAIWE won victory over BROM in a 3 minute amateur's bout.
DR. HONORABLE won victory over CIRUELO CABRAL in a unpopular 5 minute novice's fray.
CAPT. FRIENDLY devastated JULIE BELL in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided brawl.
LADY PATIENCE savagely defeated FRAZETTA in a popular 4 minute bloody novice's bout.
MISS FAITH bested KARNHORN DESERTER in a 6 minute novice's contest.
BORIS defeated BLAZE in a 3 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  12 -  0      72  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        17 -  10 -  1      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  11 -  3      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  25 -  0      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  33 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  15 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  12 -  0      40  |

Turn 190 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MAEGOLOS 3312              17  13  1  102 DARK SIDHE (288)
AIMED BLOW       IRIADOR 2481               10   7  2   87 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELLITA FESS 3392           13   9  0   66 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
PARRY-STRIKE     SHAME ON THE NIGHT 3398     7   2  0   59 STRANGE TUNES (369)
TOTAL PARRY      ON MY WAY 3378             11   4  0   53 OPEN SESAME (199)
PARRY-LUNGE      HAPPY 3399                  5   4  1   52 STRANGE TUNES (369)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NASSE 3307.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ELLITA FESS 3392.  The ten other most popular fighters were TOM SMITH DISEASE 3400, 
NASSE 3307, CAPT. FRIENDLY 3421, BLAZE 3412, and SWEET AIR 3381.

The least popular fighter this week was CINDER 3380.  The other ten least popular 
3404, and JULIE BELL 3427.

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

MR. HOOPER (50-3318) OPEN SESAME (199)


     For those of you who keep track of such things, 18 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                          CAFFEINE JUNKIE (3-6110) ADDICTED 
                        CATFISH HUNTER (5-3315) PARTY ANIMALS 
                          MATTAHOOPLE (16-4203) GIFTED GODS 
                         SWEET JANE (53-6535) THE DARK TEMPLE 
                              LIL NOIR (62-3311) ENIGMA 
                         NARCISSISTIC NUN (69-8644) ODD SQUAD 
                             LEGION '8' (71-2369) D.O.A. 
                       RAW SEX APPEAL (82-1331) WHY WE LOVE TUM 
                         ZOMBIE STOMP (82-2617) NO MORE TEARS 
                        VIOLENT VOLE (82-4565) MAMMAL MILITIA 
                         LADY OF THE MOON (82-5481) HARM NONE 
                      KAMIKAZI GNAT (82-6073) DEADLY ATTACKS II 
                      THE 13TH WARRIOR (82-6346) STOOPID MOVIES 
                              SIRTON (82-9190) I AM SUCK 
                            DUNE (82-10414) 4-LETTER EPICS 
                           FLEM (82-12614) 4-LETTER FLUIDS 
                     GREENHOUSE EFFECT (82-12996) GLOBAL WARMING 
                         UGLY (82-14501) 4-LETTER DESCRIPTION 

                                          -- Green Eyes 

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PLUTO 329 (33-17-1)                    2  3  0         MASTER BLASTERS      
SNUFFLEUPAGUS 2588 (37-23-4)           2  3  0         OPEN SESAME          

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BABY DUCK 1984 (26-9-0)                3  3  0         CANADIAN CLUB        
OSCAR 3153 (24-5-0)                    2  3  0         OPEN SESAME          
DR. NO-NOOKIE 865 (26-9-0)             0  3  0         MASTER BLASTERS      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JACK'O'SPADES 3114 (10-9-1)            3  3  0         MARVEL MADNESS       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CLOUDS AWAY 3332 (13-4-1)              8  3  0         OPEN SESAME          
JACK DANIELS 3277 (5-1-0)              2  3  0         CANADIAN CLUB        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EXISTENTIAL BLUES 3402 (0-5-0)         2  3  0         STRANGE TUNES        
SHAME ON THE NIGHT 3398 (3-2-0)        2  3  0         STRANGE TUNES        
TOM SMITH DISEASE 3400 (3-2-0)         2  3  0         STRANGE TUNES        
HAPPY 3399 (2-3-1)                     1  3  0         STRANGE TUNES        
AZAER 3096 (4-2-0)                     0  3  0         MASTER BLASTERS      
NEVERMORE 3401 (2-3-0)                 0  3  0         STRANGE TUNES        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUPER GROVER 3413 (0-0-0)              3  3  0         OPEN SESAME