Date   : 12/09/2003    Duedate: 01/05/2004


DM-52    TURN-186

This Weeks Top Honors


(52-2171) [18-20-2,89]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RED EYE                        ORCA
(52-2171) [18-20-2,89]         (52-3503) [3-1-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED EYE                        HALF MAST
(52-2171) [18-20-2,89]         (52-3390) [3-3-1,24]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)    36
2. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          25      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. ASSASSIN NATION (186)       20      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)          12
5. OHIO (350)                   0      OHIO (350)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*KIWI CONNECTION (337)      3   0  0  100   1/ 3 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       10  3 0
 2/ 1*OHIO (350)                 6   1  0 85.7   2/ 5*THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)  9  6 1
 3/ 3 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       361 220 10 62.1   3/ 2 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        6  4 0
 4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        39  31  0 55.7   4/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        6  9 0
 5/ 6 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       204 213 12 48.9   5/ 7 ASSASSIN NATION (186)     5  9 1
 6/ 9*THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)   9  11  1 45.0   6- 8*KIWI CONNECTION (337)     1  0 0
 7/ 8 ASSASSIN NATION (186)     96 135 16 41.6   7/ 4*OHIO (350)                1  1 0
 8-10 THE OLYMPICS (65)         12  23  2 34.3   8-10 THE OLYMPICS (65)         0  1 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[ Andorians Abroad #19 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     The Lord Dankilvan had given them temporary quarters in his mansion.  A suite
among the servants, but that was okay, the decor was less overpowering.
     Berdan looked around at the nearly plain hangings that covered the walls of the
central room in the suite and scowled.  "I don't like this," the ex-assassin growled.
"Sequestering us!  This Dankilvan is up to something."
     Raoul shrugged, took off his hat and looked at it, then put it back again.  The
gesture didn't mean anything, but it gave him time to think about his answer without
being rude.  And he was really tempted to be rude.  Berdan was repeating himself.
And the gladiator was getting tired of repeating his answer.  But one more time...
maybe it would get through this time.  "Lord Dankilvan is trying to keep Skaithvarn
out of Alastarian politics.  Can't blame him for that!  We don't want that
entanglement, either."
     "He's sending a Delarquan spy with us--"
     "A Delarquan gladiator who may or may not be a spy.  So?"
     "She'll be a spy.  Everything we do will be reported to this--"
     "Are you planning to do something you want to hide?" Jeri Northwind asked.
     Berdan jumped a little, having forgotten that she was there.  "No, but--"
     "Then it isn't a problem.  In fact," she exchanged a glance with Raoul, who
nodded slightly, "in fact, it's a good thing.  It means the S'varni won't have to
worry about what we might be up to, because they'll know what we ARE up to."
     "Right, doll.  And besides, better the spy we know and can see than one we
don't.  Surely you realize that, Berdan?"
     The ex-assassin sighed and shrugged.  "I suppose so."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Hallie O'Dene turned out to be an elf.  A southern elf, a dark-skinned Shagornan
elf, an elf of the kind deeply distrusted by the northern elves who figured in the
ancestry of all Fratsfan nobles.
     Berdan refused to have anything to do with her.  "And how Dankilvan, himself of
the High Blood, could actually employ her, trust her--!"  He stormed around their
sitting room, not quite throwing things but looking as though he wanted to.
     Hallie O'Dene watched quietly, showing no offense, nor any other reaction except
mild interest.  Leaning just a little toward Jeri, she asked, "Does he have a strong
heart?  Because he's a prime candidate for apoplexy right now."
     Jeri put a hand over her mouth to hold back a snort of laughter.  "I don't know
him that well," she admitted, "but fortunately, we can do this without him if we have
     The Delarquan's eyebrows rose.  "You think he might abandon the mission just to
avoid working with me?"
     "He might, doll," Raoul said, coming to sit between the two of them on the
room's long couch as Berdan continued to rage up and down the room, cursing Hallie,
Raoul and Jeri, Peranis, Dankilvan, and other people they'd never heard of
comprehensively and bitterly.  "That doesn't worry me so much as that he might quit
us and try to go on without us--go into competition with us over it.  How much can we
trust him?  The man used to be a spy and an assassin, after all."
     "Well, it's as good as a play," Hallie said, "but Lord Dankilvan wants us to get
ON with things.  Maybe we should try to stop him?"
     Raoul shook his head.  "He's got to get through it, doll.  But maybe we should
get on with it ourselves.  Jeri and I are ready to go--we didn't unpack when we got
     "Leave Berdan to follow when he calms down?" Jeri asked.
     "Or go back to Andor, if that's what he wants to do."  Raoul shrugged.  He
glanced at Jeri, who jumped up and grabbed a backpack.
     "I'm ready," she said.  As soon as Raoul and Hallie had picked up their packs,
she added, "What's the matter with this Leemith place that Lord Dankilvan mentioned?
He didn't seem to like them at all."
     Hallie led the way out the door.  "I've got horses waiting for us," she said.
"The Leemin, well, they're all vampires.  Generally good neighbors, but still, you
just don't trust a town full of vampires, do you?"

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #20 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Raoul glanced over his shoulder, but Dankilvan's mansion was already out of
sight around one of the street's numerous curves.  He wasn't sure Berdan had even
noticed their departure yet; at least, the Fratsfan wasn't coming along behind them.
He shrugged and turned forward again.  As he'd told Hallie, they could do this
mission without Berdan if they had to, and looked like that was the way it was going
to be.  He looked at the Delarquan.  "Tell us more about these vampires in Leemith,
doll.  Are they going to be a problem to deal with?  Do they attack chance
     "Well...not instantly, anyway."  Hallie pulled a couple of pocket-sized leather
folders from a belt pouch, handing one to each gladiator.  "These are passes signed
by Lord Dankilvan and naming you as being on business for Istoreth.  If you get a
chance to show the pass, that should give you some protection.  Of course, if we meet
someone who's working for, oh, Sharvan or Pantiello, or even Ulm, maybe, then the
passes will get us INTO trouble...."
     "Those being other city-states here, I take it?"
     "Yep.  The Ulmers are probably okay, they've got some kind of trade treaty with
Convincia.  But if the Leemin don't want whatever it is your Peranis is selling, I
bet the Sharvanese will."
     "These Sharvanese have Delarquan ties?" Jeri asked.
     "No, ISTORETH has Delarquan ties," Hallie corrected her.  "Sharvan isn't a
player in Trier politics.  Yet.  But they want to be."
     "And Peranis' book of names and blackmail material would give them their ticket
to the party," Raoul finished.  "Damn."  He scowled at the crowded street and the
city gate ahead of them without seeing any of it.  "What's the political stance of
this Leemith place?"
     "Mostly they just want to be left alone," Hallie answered promptly.  "If they
buy the list of names, it would be some lord doing it for personal profit, I would
guess.  Nobody's ever suggested they want to be a power in the Trier."
     Raoul nodded, his attention returning to his companions.  "So Peranis might be
able to sell it in Leemith if he's in a hurry, but he'd probably get more money, and
cause more trouble for Andorian, if he takes it to Sharvan?"
     "Yes.  That'd be how I see it."  Hallie glanced at Raoul.  "Whose names are on
this list?"
     "According to Berdan, noblemen, politicians, merchants, even some arena
managers--people who make a big noise in Andorian politics and the Andorian economy."
     "People with secrets they'd pay a lot--or do a lot--to keep hidden."
     "Hmm."  Hallie showed her own pass at the city's gate and indicated her
companions with a gesture.  "They're with me."  She led the way through the gate and
onto the open road.
     "We might've asked how long ago Peranis went through," Jeri said, urging her
mount up beside Hallie's.
     "I already did.  Two days.  It's one day from here to Leemith, another day to
Ulm, a third to Sharvan, moving at a normal traveling pace.  Peranis may already have
made his deal in Leemith, if he found a purchaser there."
     Raoul glanced at the sky.  It was midmorning, clear and crisp.  Maybe eight
hours of daylight left, he judged.  "Let's pick up our pace a little, then, so we can
make inquiries in Leemith this evening."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     The road hugged the coast, sometimes running along the narrow, stony beach,
sometimes veering inland to cross small, steep-sided valleys, occasionally clinging
to a cliff above the water.  They met no one coming from the south, and were
overtaken by no coming from behind them.  There were no villages or inns along the
road.  A dense pine forest covered most of the land near the road.
     "You could BELIEVE in vampires in a place like this," Jeri muttered, twisting to
reach the cloak tied behind her saddle.  The temperature had dropped steadily all
morning, and now, looking north, she saw why.  A bank of clouds filled the northern
sky with shades of slate and charcoal.
     "Of course.  What's to disbelieve?  I never argue with the facts, doll," Raoul
said.  He glanced over at her--they were riding all three abreast--and followed her
gaze northward.  "Damn.  Any place along here where we could take shelter?"
     "Not that I know of," Hallie admitted, squinting at the clouds uneasily.  "We
might come across something, I suppose, but would YOU trust any shelter you found
along here under these circumstances?  Bound to be a disaster waiting to happen."
     "We don't have much choice," Jeri argued.  "If we can find ANYTHING, a house, a
ruin, a CAVE, even, I'm for it!"  She kicked her horse into a better pace.  "We know
there's no shelter behind us, almost all the way back to Istoreth, so--"  The horse
seemed to share her dislike of storms and willingly shifted into a pounding gallop
down the hill into the next little valley.
     Almost hidden among the trees was the curved stone wall of a stubby tower.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Oay, so I get to making some parting words since I am now a Lady Protector.  I
could list all the many people I need to thank, or I could give kudos to my several
teachers.  But, you know, I think I'll just give a salute to all the warriors of
Fratsfa.  You made me what I am--HOT! (wink)
     So let me give you my particulars....

   -- 11(+1)-6-9-17(+2)-21-12-11 Slasher
   -- great damage and good endurance (on the roll)
   -- bonused +4 decisive--along with damage and endurance
   -- 2 master, an adex and 2 experts (no defense rating)
   -- 14-3-0 arena and 22-15-1 tournaments
   -- Epee/High/Very Low/Parry

     I will make a parting challenge at my old friends from Otto's Parts.  After all,
they spent the most money on me at The Flower Shoppe, so to the victor goes the
     Good luck to all.  Hugs and kisses.

                                        Violent Violet

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt FRATSFA will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as MIDDLE WAY 8 is pushed out of top team by FLOWER GIRLS, who came from 
3rd with a 3-0-0 this turn.  THEY MIGHT BE ORCS stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 
into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, 
guys!  And let's see, TEALIN SALI fought COLLAPSED LUNG and gained 17 points and 
contributed to MIDDLE WAY 8's 3-2-0.  COLLAPSED LUNG has lost to TEALIN SALI, falling 
15 points, while helping make OTTO'S PARTS a 0-3-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone 
the Duelmaster have failed, and VIOLENT VIOLET remains FRATSFA's top warrior for 
another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources 
that The Victory Tavern uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  OTTO'S PARTS has cause to stand tall, 
as they were FRATSFA's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided OTTO'S PARTS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
ASSASSIN NATION.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that HALF MAST 
from ASSASSIN NATION was FRATSFA's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  You gotta do what you gotta do.  
OTTO'S PARTS has sent SQUASH BUTT to the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the 
ale, and toast the memory.  MIDDLE WAY 8 has lost POL OLVAN to the arena in the sky, 
but they don't seem to be worried.  What do you expect from 7-7-0?  Kudos go out to 
ORCA this turn, for revenging THEY MIGHT BE ORCS' bloodfeud against ASSASSIN NATION's 
warrior HALF MAST.  Well done.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the 
graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED EYE 2171                 18  20  2    89       ASSASSIN NATION (186)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOODY NOSE 3175             18  15  1   134       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INSOLENT IRIS 3323           11   3  0    71       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 GRIM GLADIOLA 3316           12   3  0    67       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEALIN SALI 3496              8   6  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLLAPSED LUNG 3380           7   8  2    51       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 CAULIFLOWER EARS 3424         7   6  0    50       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 MUTILATE 3375                 6   3  1    48       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 RENDOR QUIL 3497              8   6  0    47       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 HORRID HOLLY 3334             6   5  0    43       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEFAN MURH 3499               8   6  0    33       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
-SOUTHPOINT 3492               1   0  0    33       OHIO (350)
 ORCA 3503                     3   1  0    32       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
-NASTY NASTURTIUM 3307         3   3  0    31       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 LENA KORIL 3495               8   6  0    30       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
-MURRAY 3341                   3   0  0    27       KIWI CONNECTION (337)
 TROGLODYTE 3504               2   2  0    25       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 HALF MAST 3390                3   3  1    24       ASSASSIN NATION (186)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STEUBENVILLE 3487             1   0  0    19       OHIO (350)
-HADES 341                     3   5  1    15       THE OLYMPICS (65)
 LEVIATHAN 3506                2   2  0    14       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 VICIOUS 3508                  1   1  0    13       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 MAMMOTH 3514                  1   0  0    13       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
-BRAIN TUMOUR 3502             1   0  0    13       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-POSEIDON 338                  2   4  1    11       THE OLYMPICS (65)
-ZEUS 337                      2   5  0    11       THE OLYMPICS (65)
-OCEANUS 339                   2   5  0    11       THE OLYMPICS (65)
-TOLEDO 3482                   1   0  0    11       OHIO (350)
 BEXLEY 3486                   2   1  0     9       OHIO (350)
-JAMESTOWN 3491                1   0  0     8       OHIO (350)
 NEANDERTHAL 3507              0   4  0     4       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FILTER 3419            1  4 0 ASSASSIN NATION 186   DARK CHAMPION 24      186 NONE    
REBELLION 3406         3  1 1 ASSASSIN NATION 186   TROLL 3505            184 REVENGED
POL OLVAN 3498         7  7 0 MIDDLE WAY 8 351      VISITING ORC 8        186 NONE    
SQUASH BUTT 3269      16 14 1 OTTO'S PARTS 150      WURM KIN 27           186 NONE    
TROLL 3505             1  2 1 THEY MIGHT BE ORC 352 HALF MAST 3390        185 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hello everyone!  I thought I would explain my absence of late.  My energies are
currently focused elsewhere and until such time as the Battle Royal or the Morya
Madness is over I am afraid I will not be a regular in Fratsfa.  It is good to see
several teams back though.  Good luck on the sands! -- D. Darkheart, Iron Cathedral

Violent Violet -- What do you mean Canada is a silly place?  Oh, I see.  You like the
comedic talents that come from the Great White North, a la Jim Carrey, Michael J. Fox
and John Candy.  Didn't think you were into those types. -- Crip

Fratsfa -- Sorry to say, that as Lady Fern and Slugbait make their returns here, the
Parts are being preserved for posterity's sake.  One more turn to let Squash Butt
have its final pre-retirement party, but the pickling jars won't be opened again for
6-8 months. -- Crip
P.S.  Squash Butt Graduates -> 11(1)-17-10-15-11-6-15, AdEx in Parry and Decise (with
nothing to spare, and an Expert in Attack, again with no room to spare, on a total of
49 learned skills.  Faves are the Small shield, Moderate/Very Low with the response
tactic, and learning decise skills.  This turn's fight will be its last.

Abraxis -- Pray tell, what Earthen state are you located in? -- Dagan LifeGiver

Gee, Fratsfa, aren't you a little cheap?  Four of my lusty maidens trained skills
last turn netting three total.  And they are a pretty smart collection of
pulchritude.  Perhaps you guys are all learn and no teach.  Or like all male role-
models, did you just get it done quickly? -- Lady Fern

Red-Eye -- You were my last.  I ended with a big climax.  You are the man! -- Violent

Squash Butt -- You play hard, Buster.  And I like it that way!  More! -- Insolent

Tealin Sali -- Aren't you a little young for me?  But you sure are a cutie.  Perhaps
an encore is in the cards. -- Grim Gladiola

Cauliflower -- Don't say I didn't teach you anything!  Was I your first, Hon? --
Nasty Nasturtium

Neanderthal -- Now aren't you just the specimen?  Didn't we have fun?  Come visit me
again at The Flower Shoppe. -- Horrid Holly

Lean Koril -- If you are desiring to become an expert in "wooing or seducing", I'd
suggest you give us a visit.  You'll be glad you did. -- Lady Fern of Flower Girls

Congratulations Lord Protectors Squash Butt and Pyrotechnician!  Perhaps we can
sandwich in a threesome? (wink) -- Violent Violet

Collapsed Lung -- Your condition filled me with horror, to such an extent that I was
unable to strike a blow. -- Rendor Quil

Grim Gladiola -- Cheese, lighten up, lady!  LIFE may be grim, but that doesn't mean
PEOPLE have to be. -- Tealin Sali

Mutilate -- Aw, why not just forget that part and just SAY you did? -- Nefan Murh

Philosophical question of the month:  Why is that Peasant so stupidly Happy to beaten
to within three centimeters of his life? -- Pol Olvan

     Brain damage. -- Ed.

As long as the Visiting Orc is willing to do the dishes, he can stay.  But not a
minute longer. -- Lena Koril

Grim Gladiola -- Well, it sure wasn't a Middle Way *9*. -- Rendor Quil
P.S.  I wonder if you aren't actually a Grinning Gladiola?  You seem quite cheerful
for someone designated "grim."

Horrid Holly -- I'm not sure I should.  My brother might come and beat me up for
immoral behavior! -- Nefan Murh

Collapsed Lung -- The teaching standards on Noblish Island are pathetic. -- Tealin

Ed. -- Well, yes, I have.  After all, they do well.  Why not learn from the experts?
-- Lena Koril

     True; I doubt there's anyone better in this town and probably not too many in other towns. -- Ed.

Leeta -- Thought I'd drop in for a few rounds. -- Kalkin

Crip -- Round Two of the Fall Mailer (Rookies Class):  Looks like my Spirit Thief is
really a neurosurgeon...he did a great job of removing your Brain Tumour. -- Kalkin

Violent Violet -- I thought I was going to rematch against Insolent Iris!  Oh well,
congrats on the throne and your invitation to the Isle. -- Red Eye

Insolent Iris -- I do want another go.  You were fun, so I'll try to get you on your
back this time! -- (Ride the) Red Eye

Pol Olvan -- Yes, I must! -- Mutilate

They Might Be Orcs -- Rebellion was worth a bloodfeud with prejudice!  I look for
your challenges in the upcoming turns. -- Half Mast

All -- I would like to announce the latest member of the Assassin Nation household.
My son, Connor, was born on November 25th.  His stats were 8 lbs 11 oz and 20" in
length.  Mother, baby and beleaguered father are all doing well. -- Ghab/Assassin

     Congrats and best wishes to all concerned! -- Ed.

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SQUASH BUTT was viciously butchered by WURM KIN in a 5 minute Dark Arena fight.
FILTER was narrowly killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
ORCA defeated HALF MAST in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge duel.
VICIOUS devastated NEANDERTHAL in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
VIOLENT VIOLET viciously subdued RED EYE in a 1 minute veteran's Title duel.
GRIM GLADIOLA bested CAULIFLOWER EARS in a 2 minute competition.
COLLAPSED LUNG was defeated by TEALIN SALI in a action packed 1 minute melee.
RENDOR QUIL vanquished HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LENA KORIL was defeated by HORRID HOLLY in a 1 minute duel.
MUTILATE viciously subdued TROGLODYTE in a popular 2 minute brutal fight.
POL OLVAN was barely slain by VISITING ORC in a 2 minute bout.
NEFAN MURH devastated FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BEXLEY was subdued by LEVIATHAN in a 1 minute amateur's match.
MAMMOTH overpowered FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK    17 -   8 -  2      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  10 -  3      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  21 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  1      33  |

Turn 186 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    GRIM GLADIOLA 3316         12   3  0   67 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TEALIN SALI 3496            8   6  0   59 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAULIFLOWER EARS 3424       7   6  0   50 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
SLASHING ATTACK  MUTILATE 3375               6   3  1   48 ASSASSIN NATION (186)
BASHING ATTACK   RENDOR QUIL 3497            8   6  0   47 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RED EYE 2171.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HALF MAST 3390.  The ten other most popular fighters were MUTILATE 3375, FILTER 

The least popular fighter this week was BEXLEY 3486.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LENA KORIL 3495, ORCA 3503, RENDOR QUIL 3497, RED EYE 2171, NEANDERTHAL 

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

SQUASH BUTT (52-3269) OTTO'S PARTS (150)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXII

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIROCCO 1789 (95-81-0)                 1  4  0         ELEMENTAL FORCE      

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZEPHYR 2935 (43-15-0)                  4  3  0         ELEMENTAL FORCE      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PYROTECHNICIAN 2847 (14-13-1)          8  2  0         THE FURIOUS FIVE     
UNKNOWN QUANTITY 2133 (5-6-0)          5  3  0         CAUSE AND PURPOSE    
VIOLENT VIOLET 3308 (13-3-0)           5  3  1         FLOWER GIRLS         
BLOODY NOSE 3175 (18-15-1)             0  2  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
GRIM GLADIOLA 3316 (10-3-0)            0  2  0         FLOWER GIRLS         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INSOLENT IRIS 3323 (11-2-0)            0  2  0         FLOWER GIRLS         
SOUTHPOINT 3492 (1-0-0)                0  2  0         OHIO                 

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NASTY NASTURTIUM 3307 (3-2-0)          5  3  0         FLOWER GIRLS         
COLLAPSED LUNG 3380 (6-7-2)            2  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
HORRID HOLLY 3334 (4-5-0)              0  2  0         FLOWER GIRLS         

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BEXLEY 3486 (1-0-0)                    0  2  0         OHIO                 
JAMESTOWN 3491 (1-0-0)                 0  2  0         OHIO                 

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRAIN TUMOUR 3502 (0-0-0)              2  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
PHILEMATOPHOBE 3501 (0-0-0)            0  2  0         PHOBIC PHENOMS       

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ADAM'S APPLE 3203 (18-9-0)             6  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
TRICK SHOULDER 1053 (17-20-1)          6  3  1         OTTO'S PARTS         
EVIL EYE 2145 (9-6-0)                  1  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
NUMBSKULL 2948 (3-2-0)                 1  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
ASTRAIA 1435 (11-5-1)                  0  2  0         IRON CATHEDRAL       
THE FINGER 2254 (1-2-0)                0  2  0         OTTO'S PARTS         

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FRACTURED SKULL 2690 (2-4-0)           6  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
CLARRY 3434 (8-4-0)                    4  3  0         KING AND COUNTRY     
CARITA 3435 (4-1-0)                    2  2  0  DEAD   KING AND COUNTRY     
PUMPKINHEAD 2451 (1-4-0)               2  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DENELSA 3436 (3-2-0)                   0  2  0         KING AND COUNTRY