Date   : 08/08/2003    Duedate: 08/21/2003


DM-51    TURN-362

This Weeks Top Honors


(51-5135) [13-2-1,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LURCH                          ORANGE
SORROW'S HARVEST (542)         FRUITS (548)
(51-5135) [13-2-1,123]         (51-5168) [3-1-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

REIDI                          RAZOR WYRM
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
(51-5133) [10-7-0,76]          (51-5179) [2-2-0,19]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         35
2. SORROW'S HARVEST (542)      10      SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
3. AMAZON ELITE (536)           2      Unchartered Team
4. FRUITS (548)                 0
5. WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)       0      FRUITS (548)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)     1   0  0  100   1/ 1 SORROW'S HARVEST (542)    8  4 1
 2/ 2*FRUITS (548)               6   2  0 75.0   2/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       5  7 0
 3/ 3 SORROW'S HARVEST (542)    71  34  2 67.6   3/ 2*FRUITS (548)              4  2 0
 4/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)        59  52  6 53.2   4/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)        3  4 0
 5/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      379 484 13 43.9   5- 5*WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)    1  0 0
 6- 6*ARCTIC BELT (488)          0   3  0  0.0   6- 6*ARCTIC BELT (488)         0  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

"Bring out your dead!"  *clang*  "Bring out your dead!"  *clang*  "Bring out your


Francine has shuffled off her mortal coil with the help of my current top recruit,
Lurch.  Sorrow's Harvest can finally celebrate successful vengeance over the prideful
amazons, Francine in particular, who so cruelly took the life of our young rookie,
Wither Rain, so long ago.  Yes, Francine's threats and posturings led to her undoing.
And while her experience allowed her to survive our initial bloodfeud it was only a
matter of time before we laid her low (in this case six feet under.)  Alas, so many
upstarts have attempted to challenge my preeminence to their shame and defeat.
Though the row of heads in my trophy room is long, storied usurpers by their nature
pay no heed to the lessons of the past.  Again I must remind you who you're dealing
with because in these hinterlands the names of Rhialto and the Reaper seem unheard
of.  It seems when the word "Frothingslosh" is uttered people blink and scratch their
noses rather than bolt their doors and hide their children and womenfolk.  Well, pay
heed now when I tell you these names all describe the very same child of outrage
spawned from a devil and a saint who ravages the domains of Alastari wherever and
whenever he sees fit and grinds all who oppose him into the primal dust from which
they sprang.  And whether I name myself Rhialto in Vithicar, The Reaper in Transel,
or Gergin in Bonsur, the swathe I cut through the opposition is deep and indelible.

So, if you see an arena where turn after turn the same team holds a death grip on the
top spot.  Where turn after turn the same Duelmaster reigns and where challengers
fear the very sound of their ruler's tread.  Where the meek pay tribute and the bold
roar and cry but pay tribute nonetheless.  Heed Tricorians!  There you see the fell
embrace of Gergin Frothingslosh!  Where I lay my hand the top team is my team.  Where
I lay my hand the Duelmaster is my agent.  Where I lay my hand a long night envelopes
the land with no sunrise till I choose to move along.

Fortunately for you that time has come.  My advancing is upon me.  Indeed you will
see me but fleetingly in these lands and in a short time you will see me no more lest
you follow your own path to better shores.  For this is a children's game and I have
tarried here too long.  The fruits of this endeavor are mere candy, truly satisfying
are the feasts of a wider world.  So take what lessons are to be learned here and
move on.  Children will always find games to play and adults will always need
amusement to leaven the burdens of life.  Together these things build practice and
patience.  Pursue them too much and you deny yourself and forget your neighbor.  So,
is your play the frosting on the cake or is your cake all frosting?  Know yourself
and act accordingly.

Gergin "Happy Toes" Frothingslosh

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for REIDI, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after mashing CONVICTED 
ASSASSIN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the 
top ten was APPLE, who dropped 8 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout 
with TSOMEGH.  Well, everybody's pal LURCH moved his record to 13-2-1 by defeating 
HANNAH in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 2 recognition points.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the TRICORUS arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid WENSINWASIN M.H., please raise you hand.  Wow. 
Does TRICORUS really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, try this 
one:  WENSINWASIN M.H. + Weapons That go Boom = SORROW'S HARVEST + Avoid City.  Well 
just about everybody wants a piece of TSOMEGH, who was this week's most challenged 
warrior.  GARGANTUAN APHID of SORROW'S HARVEST had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 13 points in a challenge which it won.  I thought GARGANTUAN APHID 
showed great skill and promise when it beat HAROCH.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the TRICORUS giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya 
bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LURCH 5135                   13   2  1   123       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHRISEIS 4989                24  12  1    91       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REIDI 5133                   10   7  0    76       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 HANNAH 5059                   7   8  1    70       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DROGOI 5156                   7   2  0    58       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TSOMEGH 5132                  9   8  1    48       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARGANTUAN APHID 5171         5   1  0    27       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
 ORANGE 5168                   3   1  0    27       FRUITS (548)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLE 5169                    3   1  0    23       FRUITS (548)
-BELLONA 4986                  2   1  0    22       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-SPIDER-MAN 5173               1   0  0    21       WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)
 RAZOR WYRM 5179               2   2  0    19       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
-POLAR WORM 4338               0   3  0    11       ARCTIC BELT (488)
-DAPHNE 4987                   2   1  0     8       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 HAROCH 5177                   1   4  1     8       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 TORI'S ICICLE 5181            1   0  0     4       SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
 INANNIA 5183                  0   1  0     1       AMAZON ELITE (536)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRANCINE 5021         18 16 4 AMAZON ELITE 536      LURCH 5135            361         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gargantuan Aphid -- We're on to your tricks.  The only sorrow you'll harvest from the
fruits is your own! -- Apple

Haroch -- You are a disgrace to your style! -- Orange

I told you I'd be back, but perhaps you didn't want me back.  The Apple of my eye met
my expectations, while Oranges never fail to please me.  Both my warriors are at 10
FE after this turn, so see you just before the Mail In. -- Assurnasirbanipal

Sorrow's bunch -- Whoa!!  That's it, bub!  You just bought yourself a blood war with
the killing of Francine!  Been putting up with your level of arrogance for long
enough anyway.  You're long overdue for getting kicked down a few notches.  So,
stand-by for the rock n'roll, pal.  We don't care about the fight record any more.
We don't care about the distractions.  We're just going to beat you down, no matter
how long it takes! -- Amazon Elite

Lurch -- For now, you can go rot in the top spot, moron!  Hope you have no one to
fight and get as aggravated as possible.  You're just too far out of reach right now
with that bloated 121-point total. -- Chriseis

Razor Wyrm -- Is this what the spy reporter means by "taking a dagger and shaving it
close"? -- Drogoi

Hannah -- I admire a woman who blazes with deadly bloodlust, but I'd rather admire
her from a distance greater than sword's-length, you know? -- Tsomegh

The Fratsfa Slave is worthless and weak.  He does not belong here. -- Reidi

Orange -- Heck, I guess it's true that I can't get blood from an orange.  Darn. --

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

26 July 2003
     Citizens of Alastari, a bright dawn has risen.  While you slept, a pernicious
force has entered the once-fair City of Aruak.  It fought alongside their treasured
warriors, it drank with their fans, and it slept with their women.  Now the masks are
coming off.
     Warriors, be afraid...be very afraid.  After years of Andorian managers ranting
that Aruak is the safest city in Alastari, the Frothingslosh Syndicate has selected
Aruak City as the home for its next epic 'contest'--Murder by Numbers II.  Our spies
have selected the warriors for extermination, and the executioners have had several
months to prepare.  Now a new age of darkness will descend upon Aruak, as the
Syndicate and its allies bring an entirely new level of competition to the arena!
Downchallenges!  Assassinations!  Small poodles as hors d'oeuvres!
     The Murder by Numbers II 'rules' will be announced next cycle.  However, we
invite all managers, from all corners of Alastari, to come to Aruak City and take
part...in one way or another.  Help defend the honor of a long heralded haven for the
pure, or join the forces of change in their siege of the ice-cream and cake
stronghold of the Dukes of Nerf-Dueling!
     This exercise is not for either the faint of heart or the weak willed.  Blood
will flow, brains will leak, and beer will be chugged.  Either way, we welcome you
with open arms and gleaming blades.
     This public service announcement has been brought to you by Frothingslosh Epic
Contests (tm), the number 86, and the letter 'K'.

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

29 July 2003
           *     *     *     *The Third Annual Turf War*     *     *     *
     Yes, it's time again for alliances to go to war!  TW3 will be held in DM 47
(North Fork) at a date to be  specified later--right after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest is over...but I'm sure everyone wants to get their teams there soon!  Here
are the rules:

1.  Each alliance must have a leader declare the arrival of his alliance.  The leader
    will be responsible for verifying any and all teams/managers who declare to the
    alliance he/she is leading.
2.  Each manager, team declaring for the contest must have approval of the leader,
    donate one Roll-up Certificate ($5) to the prize pot (send it to me by diplo, by
    snail, or a note to customer service), and declare his/her team by diplo, p-ad or
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
4.  Prizes are as follows (mostly...there WILL be some things added as the prize pot
    grows with entry donations--this list is not final!)
    *  Highest scoring alliance -- Rename Arena 47 for a period of 6 months, one half
       of the total prize pot donated; roll-up certs.
    *  The Alliance with the most returns from the DA will get to re-name the DA
       monsters for a period of 6 months.
    *  The alliance with the most warriors listed as style masters will get to pick
       the Alastari city/arena to host the next Grand Tournament.
    *  The warrior with the most front page honors/awards will have the Arenamaster
       named after him for a period of 6 months.
    *  The Alliance with the most front page Honors/Awards will have the honor of
        picking the *slow* arena to host the Fifth Annual Turf War.
    *  The team with the most listings as Style Master will find out the favorites of
       one of their warriors.
    *  The warrior with the most listings as Style Master will fight at my expense
       for five turns (I will transfer to the manager's account).
    *  The Alliance with the most kills will be able to re-name the stand-in warriors
       for a period of 6 months.
    *  The warrior that scores the most total points will fight at my expense for 5
       turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the manager's account).
    *  The team that scores the most total points will receive an extra share of
       roll-up certs from the prize pot.
     There may be more categories to come, and the prize pot still has to be
divided...I'm open to category/prize ideas--and further donations to the prize pot.
     The contest will run for *TEN* turns; prizes will be awarded at the end of the
11th turn.
     Scoring will be as follows:
* 5 points per fight, doubled for each of the following conditions met:
     -- Two Alliance     -- Champion
     -- Challenge        -- Two Champions
     -- Bloodfeud        -- Challenger losing
     -- Kill
     (Note:  DA losses are exempt, but DA wins will be *tripled*!!!  Ex:  Happy
Slasher goes to the DA and dies, no points are lost.  If he wins, his team scores 60
points!  If he was a champ, he scores 120 points!)
     Use the following chart to calculate scores:
Conditions Met:       0     1     2     3     4     5     6     7
Points Per Fight:     5    10    20    40    80   160   320   640
* Awards/Honors and Style Masters will each be awarded points also.  Find the total
number of each (do note add Awards and Style Masters together) and consult the graph
below.  Champs that score an award or style master count as two.
     1 --   5      7 --  320
     2 --  10      8 --  640
     3 --  20      9 -- 1280
     4 --  40     10 -- 2560
     5 --  80     11 -- 5280
     6 -- 100     (x2 for each extra)
Note -- These categories *count as "triple"*--they will be figured for each team,
*AND* again for each alliance *as well as* for each warrior!
*  Each and every mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points...period.
*  TVs will be scored on the same scale as Awards/Style Masters, but the total points
will be x10.  TC's will be scored as TV's, but x10 more.
Number of TV/TC's          Points Scored (TV/TC)
     1      50/ 500
     2     100/1000
     3     200/2000
     4     400/4000
     +     x2/ x2 (for each extra)
     Each alliance will start with 5000 points, scores for *fights* will be added to
the winner's total *AND* deducted from the losers.
     Come  one and all, defend your turf and the honor of your alliance...or your
                    Asmo Dius, TCB
                    Arenas, DM 47, DM 73

1 August 2003
     Assurnasirbanipal invites you to Talcama to participate in the third BATTLE
ROYAL contest.  It is a Delarquan contest so brutal that even some of Talcama's most
notable managers will refuse to participate.  The rules are simpler than any other
contest:  You may not avoid any other contest team.  There are no silly rules for who
can and can't compete.  Any team in Talcama is eligible to compete.  The scoring is
also quite simple (+1 for a win, +1 for a kill (+1 for the win), -1 for a loss) and
the first team to reach 25 points is the winner.
     Scoring will be live--the results for the turn posted in the newsletter.  The
winner will be able to fight their contest team in Talcama for free for 6 months but
more importantly will win a contest against some of the best managers who play the
game in one of the hardest contests in the game.
     First turn for BATTLE ROYAL 3 is Talcama Turn 465, which is due August 30.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

APPLE was devastated by TSOMEGH in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
GARGANTUAN APHID demolished HAROCH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
LURCH overpowered HANNAH in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
REIDI devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
DROGOI devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gory uneven brawl.
ORANGE bested RAZOR WYRM in a crowd pleasing 4 minute match.
TORI'S ICICLE outwaited INANNIA in a dull 8 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  13 -  1      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  10 -  1      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  13 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   4 -  1      20  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 362 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LURCH 5135                 13   2  1  123 SORROW'S HARVEST (542)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    REIDI 5133                 10   7  0   76 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  DROGOI 5156                 7   2  0   58 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
WALL OF STEEL    TSOMEGH 5132                9   8  1   48 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is REIDI 5133.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
RAZOR WYRM 5179.  The ten other most popular fighters were TSOMEGH 5132, REIDI 5133, 
GARGANTUAN APHID 5171, LURCH 5135, DROGOI 5156, APPLE 5169, ORANGE 5168, HAROCH 5177, 
HANNAH 5059, and TORI'S ICICLE 5181.

The least popular fighter this week was INANNIA 5183.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TORI'S ICICLE 5181, HANNAH 5059, HAROCH 5177, ORANGE 5168, APPLE 5169, 
DROGOI 5156, LURCH 5135, GARGANTUAN APHID 5171, REIDI 5133, and TSOMEGH 5132.