Date   : 02/03/2004    Duedate: 03/01/2004


DM-52    TURN-188

This Weeks Top Honors


(52-3316) [13-4-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RED EYE                        SOUTHPOINT
ASSASSIN NATION (186)          OHIO (350)
(52-2171) [19-21-2,92]         (52-3492) [1-1-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED EYE                        STRING BEAN JEAN
(52-2171) [19-21-2,92]         (52-3220) [11-9-0,83]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          37
2. OHIO (350)                  34      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)          31      Unchartered Team
4. THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)      13
5. ASSASSIN NATION (186)       12      OHIO (350)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       365 224 10 62.0   1/ 1 ASSASSIN NATION (186)     9  5 0
 2/ 1*OHIO (350)                 8   5  0 61.5   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        8  7 0
 3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        44  36  0 55.0   3/ 2 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        7  4 0
 4/ 3 THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)   150 128  4 54.0   4/ 4*THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)  4  6 1
 5- 5 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       204 213 12 48.9   5/ 6 THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)    2  0 0
 6/ 7 ASSASSIN NATION (186)    103 137 16 42.9   6/ 7*OHIO (350)                2  5 0
 7/ 6*THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)  10  15  2 40.0   7- 5 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        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

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #23 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Off the coast of Andoria:

     Towers rising out of the misty dawn.  They had sailed due east from Skaithvarn,
so that had to be the coast of Andoria, but Raoul couldn't remember any coastal city
with such slender, pearl-colored spires.  Those looked more like the skyline of a
dream than practical stonework.  They caught the growing light and glowed.  They were
beautiful, but unearthly.  Unreal.  Not residences for practical folk.  Raoul thought
it a fitting destination for the boat Khaldren had made with his magic, though.  The
boat was, in its way, as dreamlike as the city ahead;  The hull was mother of pearl,
the sails were webs of cloud.  Magic, of course.  Powerful magic.  Raoul wondered
uneasily what Khaldren had done to assemble that power.
     The exiled Kraelian had already demonstrated that he was ruthless in pursuit of
his goals.  Raoul shifted slightly, uneasily aware of the waves of magic that seethed
throughout the uncanny vessel.  Khaldren had not hesitated to cast a spell on the
three gladiators when they entered his tower in Skaithvarn.  A binding of loyalty and
obedience, the Lord Protector guessed.  He had not resisted at the time.  In truth,
he had been taken completely by surprise.  But he sensed that the spell had not
gripped him so thoroughly as the wizard intended.  He was fairly sure he could break
it, and very sure that he wanted to be further away from Khaldren when he did that--
THIS spell, he could break, but what if the wizard immediately countered with
something stronger?  And the fate of the two women with him was unknown; they might
be as lightly held as he was, or belong to Khaldren body and soul.
     "That is Zorpunt," Jeri Northwind said.  Her voice was calm, emotionless.  Very
     Zorpunt?  Raoul blinked and controlled his impulse to question that statement.
True, there were towers in the coastal city, but nothing like those slender spires of
glass!  Without turning his head, Raoul looked sideways at the wizard.
     Khaldren's face was set in lines of effort, sheened with sweat.  Using his magic
to turn the work-a-day port city into this dream?  Wasteful of energy...unless he had
some inexhaustible source at hand.  And why?  "Krael shall be reborn," he muttered
through clenched teeth, "and Celestinvael, and Orgillat in the south.  But this shall
be my seat of power in the new world that will be...."
     The ship of pearl glided to a stop beside a dock that had been transformed
into...agate, Raoul decided.  Or something like that.  It was the kind of thing the 
Chaos contamination might have done in the recent past.  Maybe that was part of
Khaldren's power, that he could harness the residual Chaos energy?  Not a comfortable
thought, although the gladiator supposed it was better than using lives to fuel
magic.  So long as it didn't get loose.
     There was no one on the dock, no one moving anywhere in sight.  Khaldren stepped
ashore as an emperor might step ashore in conquered province.  The gladiators
followed, and the ship dissolved into mist behind them.
     The Assassins' Guild's Black Book appeared in the wizard's hands, and he smiled
at it coldly.  "I note that 'Arenamaster Kai' has a secret he would not like
advertised," Khaldren murmured.  "For a price, I will keep his secret between these
covers.  Bring him to me."  He didn't look at the gladiators at any point while he
     Raoul felt the magic sliding around him, urging him forward, and he was willing
to go.  Once out of the wizard's sight, he would test the binding, but not here.  He
and the two women walked quietly into the city.  Jeri, a native of Zorpunt, was
slightly ahead of the older gladiators.
     The streets were filled with mist even though the sun must now be up.  The
buildings, even the street underfoot, showed the effects of transforming magic.  They
were ethereal, idealized.  Unreal.  Nothing and no one moved that Raoul could see.
     Jeri turned a corner.  Looking up the cross street, Raoul saw what he guessed
was the arena, although no arena of his experience had ever had those delicate arches
of gold-veined marble.
     Raoul stopped, setting his feet firmly when the magic tried to force him onward.
It scrabbled at his mind, feeling like a handful of energetic bugs.  But he wasn't a
puppet.  He would not BE a puppet, especially not for a man who should have been dead
centuries ago!  He served his manager Generalissimo Puerco, King Mickeal of Andoria,
and Sheila Greywand.  The oath he had taken when he first reached the Isle shimmered
in his mind.  Khaldren's magic shrieked against it, fingernails on a slate, then fell
away.  The wizard would--must--know that he'd broken free.  Raoul turned set off at a
run down the first street he saw.  A real street, this one, with cracked paving
stones, and rubbish piled against the curbs.
     Someone was running and panting beside him.  He risked a glance.  Hallie O'Dene,
the Delarquan Lady Protector.  But not Jeri.
     They ran for several minutes, but at the first sign of people ahead, living
people, they dropped to a walk without needing to discuss it.  Running people are
conspicuous.  Neither of them spoke of their problem, either.  Time enough for that
when they were out of the city.  Zorpunt was a narrow city, stretched along its
river; and they were crossing its axis.  There was a bridge ahead, which would put
them on the south bank and that much farther from the arena and the dock where they
had left Khaldren..  That much closer to the countryside.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Hallie O'Dene leaned back against one of the trees at the edge of the road.  She
was breathing hard.  "Do you think we're far enough away?"
     Raoul dropped onto the grass beside her and glanced back toward Zorpunt.  The
city's skyline, barely visible in the distance, shimmered slightly but otherwise
looked normal.  "I think so, doll," he answered.  "I hope so!"
     After a minute, Hallie sat up straighter.  "I wish we could have brought Jeri
away, too!  I didn't realize until it was too late that she wasn't with us."
     "I don't think we could've done it, doll," Raoul said quietly.  He took off his
hat and stared at the dusty crown for a moment, then put it back on.  "I think it's
Lady Greywand's magic that saved us--the oath we took when we got to the Isle.  Jeri
might be a Lady Protector, but she never went to the Isle.  She had no defense
against...his spell."  He found himself reluctant to speak the wizard's name here, as
though it might draw the man's attention.
     "People have to be warned--"
     "And there's only us to do it," Raoul agreed.  "I'm heading for Andor by the
fastest road."
     "And I for Delarq Tor.  We are menaced, too.  Celestinvael and Orgillat!  Gods 
protect us.  If they're anything like the histories say...."  She shook her head.
     "I've heard of Celestinvael," Raoul said slowly.  "It was between Ardivent and
the Federation, and it existed at about the same time as Krael.  But Orgillat?"
     "Near the mouth of the Selwin river," Hallie said.  "It was of the same time.
We remember it--when we must--as a place of power and fear.  If...that man would
recreate the Empire of Skorlos, he must be stopped!  By any means that we can."
     Raoul nodded.  "The legends of Krael are dark legends, too.  I should be able to
reach King Mickael with the warning.  Who would be equivalent in the Delarquan
     "No one has complete power," Hallie said, frowning.  "Princess Chrysanth, maybe,
but...."  She sighed and shrugged.  "It's a place to start."  She got to her feet and
held out her hand as Raoul rose also.  "Good luck."
     "To both of us, we'll need it," Raoul agreed, standing.  He grasped her hand
warmly for a moment.  "May all your gods go with you."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Arenamaster Kai of Zorpunt glared at the stranger, hands twitching with the urge
to reach for his sword.  But the damned wizard had already demonstrated that he could
get a spell off faster than even an arenamaster could attack.  At least, Kai supposed
it was a spell, even if it was like nothing he'd ever seen before.  And nothing he
ever wanted to experience again.  "What do you want?" he croaked.
     "Your obedience.  This 'arena'--it will now be run for me, instead of Sheila of
the Grey Wand.  The blood will be spilled in my name, not hers, the power from that
blood will come to me, not to her.  This will be the beginning of a new Alastari, and
I will rule it!"

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 481): WINDOW WING SIGN of PISSED PIZZA GUYS (wuapinmon, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 474): ROBERT BYRD of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): TAZZY TIGER of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 470): SIAMESE SPY of KITTY KONSPIRACY (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 471): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Klondike Kate, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 467): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 432): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): OPURT of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 187): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 330): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 319): ELENA of SITTIN' ON ACES (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 367): SNOWY OWL of CALL OF THE WILD from KYR'TERR (Poison Ivy)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 481): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 474): CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 470): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 471): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 467): I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 432): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 187): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 330): 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 319): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 367): DA AFRO, etc. (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
               (turn 239): ABYSS of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                   (turn 480): RICK DERRIS of VIEW ASKEW (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 472): MONTY PYTHON of SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): CURTIS JOSEPH of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 471): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Klondike Kate, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 467): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): SKOWIE of SPRINGFIELD XIII (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): OPURT of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
                 (turn 418): BANANA JR of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 329): ACHONDROPLASIA of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          LLLENGEANCE of LUROCIANS VI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of FRATSFA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  LEVIATHAN caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested NEFAN MURH and was awarded 19 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, NASTY NASTURTIUM put 
down ORCA, causing her to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  This time 
victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail GRIM GLADIOLA, Duelmaster of 
FRATSFA!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city FRATSFA.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  ASSASSIN NATION is feared.  This much I can say.  
Apparently the stalwarts of FLOWER GIRLS are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  INSOLENT IRIS take warning!  You have more than 
a few enemies in FRATSFA.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For 
mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week NEFAN MURH, at 8-8-0, 
departed FRATSFA forever.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the 
arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in FRATSFA as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into 
a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIM GLADIOLA 3316           13   4  0    86       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOODY NOSE 3175             18  15  1   134       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 RED EYE 2171                 19  21  2    92       ASSASSIN NATION (186)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRING BEAN JEAN 3220        11   9  0    83       THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INSOLENT IRIS 3323           11   4  0    66       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-MUTILATE 3375                 7   3  1    66       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-PHEURTON SKEURTO 3240         8   5  0    59       THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORRID HOLLY 3334             8   5  0    55       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-COLLAPSED LUNG 3380           7   8  2    51       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 RENDOR QUIL 3497              9   7  0    50       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
-CAULIFLOWER EARS 3424         7   6  0    50       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 TEALIN SALI 3496              9   7  0    49       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 NASTY NASTURTIUM 3307         4   4  0    42       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 SOUTHPOINT 3492               1   1  0    42       OHIO (350)
 HALF MAST 3390                4   4  1    36       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 LENA KORIL 3495               9   7  0    35       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEVIATHAN 3506                3   2  1    33       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 TORMENT 3523                  2   0  0    31       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 STEUBENVILLE 3487             1   1  0    28       OHIO (350)
 VICIOUS 3508                  3   1  0    26       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 QUILEE PARR 3524              2   0  0    24       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TROGLODYTE 3504               2   3  0    23       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 ORCA 3503                     3   2  0    19       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 JAMESTOWN 3491                2   0  0    18       OHIO (350)
 BEXLEY 3486                   3   2  0    17       OHIO (350)
-BRAIN TUMOUR 3502             1   0  0    13       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 TOLEDO 3482                   1   1  0    10       OHIO (350)
 MAMMOTH 3514                  1   1  0     7       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 NEANDERTHAL 3507              0   5  0     5       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 LETHAL LARKSPUR 3521          0   1  0     5       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOLAR SISTER 3441             1   1  0     4       THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
REBELLION 3406         3  1 1 ASSASSIN NATION 186   TROLL 3505            184 REVENGED
NEFAN MURH 3499        8  8 0 MIDDLE WAY 8 351      LEVIATHAN 3506        188         
TROLL 3505             1  2 1 THEY MIGHT BE ORC 352 HALF MAST 3390        185 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Last turn's personals:

Violent Violet -- Sure, sure...you beat on me yet again...thank you for leaving
Fratsfa for ADM!  Ghab has never had a warrior back into being the Duelmaster of an
arena before.  I don't really feel like I belong up here! -- Red Eye

Troglodyte -- Bummer of a matchup for you!  You got lucky though...you survived two
death intents! -- Mutilate

Orca -- Wheeze!  Wheeze!  Wheeze!  Let me catch my breath...good bloodfeud! -- Half

This turn's personals:

Grim Gladiola -- Looked forward to a different matchup....  Given a little more
experience I believe you could get the better of me.  Hopefully, I will not be around
long enough to see that happen. -- Red Eye

Tealin Sali -- You will be my last fight for a little while.  I am perfectly timed
for the next tournament and will not be running until after that.  Sorry to remove
yet another warrior from the sands of Fratsfa. -- Mutilate (taking a much needed

Nasty Nasturtium -- Nasty matchup.  I was pleased with the results. -- Half Mast

Leeta, Lady Fern, and Ed. -- Thanks for the congratulations on my new addition.  It's
quite a trip, although it might make it harder for me to go to the occasional Face to
Face. -- Ghab/Assassin Nation

Assassin Nation -- 5-0!!!  Wow! -- Lady Fern

Ooooh, Red Eye!  You just plain ate me all up!  You were more than I could handle!
What a climactic event!  Come on over to The Flower Shoppe.  I want more. -- Grim

Nefan -- Thanks for letting me come out on top, guy!  If you truly like the Middle
Way, then you must visit me and the new Lethal Larkspur at The Flower Shoppe.
Between us, we'll show you the real Middle Way! -- Horrid Holly

Half Mast -- There was nothing half mast about the way you came at me with that
weapon.  Not one bit!  I loved it! -- Nasty Nasturtium

Congratulations to Red Eye, our Fratsfa Duelmaster.  He has a lot on the ball (wink).
-- Lady Fern, Flower Girls

Red Eye, Honey, as much as we love your body, we also love your DM Columns.  Write!
Then come over to The Flower Shoppe to see your Team reward.  You can handle us. --
All The Flower Girls

Depraved, Lena?  What a lovely thing to say!  Come and visit me at The Flower Shoppe
and I will show you up close and personal, Babe! (wink) -- Horrid Holly

Mutilate -- What a horrid idea!  I hope you won't carry through on it. -- Tealin Sali

String Bean Jean -- I KNEW beans weren't good for me.  But does anybody listen?
Noooo. -- Rendor Quil
P.S.  Good work, unfortunately.

Horrid Holly -- You're truly horrid.  I don't go for that kind of stuff. -- Nefan
Murh, who likes it pleasant
P.S.  Got any Pleasant Petunias?

Hey, you didn't expect me to try to STOP that Jaywalker, did you?  He was RUTHLESS.
-- Lena Koril

Bexley -- Hey, thanks!  I really appreciate being able to start with a win.  Let me
buy you a drink or three! -- Quilee Parr

Horrid Holly -- No, sorry, I'm definitely into the "mixed company" thing. -- Lena

10 January 2004
ZalCon2 Updates (1/9/04)

     The contest will be starting on the turn due February 23rd, 2004 and run for 20
     Only one team will be allowed for each manager in the contest, regardless of
whether additional teams are announced as contest entries.  No exceptions for any
     The Style Master points should read that there is +1 point for beating a member
of your own style even if the warrior is not registered for the contest.
     Rolling points for consecutive turns as Style Master means that your warrior
gets the extra point every turn after the first 3 that he continues to hold the
     The points for Quality Wins should be clarified to read the winning warrior is
ranked below by the number of recognition points needed for each bonus point at the
start of the fight.  For example, Warrior A (3-2-0, 17) beats Warrior B (4-1-0, 35)
and receives 2 bonus points under Quality Win for the 18 point difference in the
     I believe that is all the clarifications for the moment, please feel free to
email, diplo, call or write me with any other questions or concerns about the
          Robert Occhipinti aka Zalgor Prigg

10 January 2004
                *     *     *  Third Annual Turf War  *     *      *

     Come one and all to DM 47 (North Fork) for the Third Annual Turf War!  Rules of
the contest will be posted in Turn #208's newsletter (due date Feb. 23).  The contest
will begin on Turn #209 (due date March 22).
     So, get a team there and register!  To register, you must send me a donation of
one (1) rollup CERTIFICATE.  Then, declare your alliance and team in the North Fork
personals.  You may also declare a warrior as champion, and that warrior will earn
(or lose!) double points in the contest!
     Roll-up certs will be *ALL* awarded as prizes, in addition to:

*** Highest Scoring Alliance -- Gets to Rename DM 47 for 6 months!
*** Most returns from DA (Alliance) -- Rename DA monsters for 6 months!
*** Most listings as "Style Masters" (Alliance) -- Pick arena to host the April "05
    Grand Tournament!
*** Warrior with the most awards -- Arenamaster named after him for 6 months!
*** Alliance with the most awards -- Pick the slow arena for TW 4!
*** Team with most "Style Master" listings -- Discover favorites of one warrior on
*** Warrior with most "Style Master" listings -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns!
    (I'll transfer $7.50 to the manager's account)
*** Alliance with the most kills -- Rename the stand-ins for 6 months!
*** Highest scoring Warrior -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns.  (I'll transfer
    $7.50 to their manager's account.)

     The contest will run for 10 turns, with the winners announced on turn #220.  See
the Turn #208 North Fork newsletter for complete rules and scoring system!  Direct
"declarations" to:  A.D. in the personals, and prize pot entry donations to:
                      Jason Mazuch HSP H-2
                      P.O. Box 339 #924385
                      Sparta, GA  31087-0339
     By snail mail or diplo through RSI.
               Bloody Sands!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HALF MAST was viciously subdued by TEALIN SALI in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
NASTY NASTURTIUM vanquished ORCA in a 2 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
LEVIATHAN assassinated NEFAN MURH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
RED EYE was unbelievably bested by GRIM GLADIOLA in a 3 minute veteran's Title fight.
INSOLENT IRIS was viciously subdued by STRING BEAN JEAN in a 2 minute expert's brawl.
HORRID HOLLY narrowly defeated SOUTHPOINT in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory brawl.
RENDOR QUIL handily defeated HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute uneven melee.
LENA KORIL won victory over TROGLODYTE in a popular 1 minute duel.
STEUBENVILLE was vanquished by TORMENT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BEXLEY savagely defeated NEANDERTHAL in a action packed 3 minute gory match.
JAMESTOWN narrowly defeated MAMMOTH in a 2 minute novice's match.
TOLEDO was devastated by QUILEE PARR in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
VICIOUS devastated LETHAL LARKSPUR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   9 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  12 -  2      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  20 -  2      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  13 -  2      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         5 -  12 -  1      29  |

Turn 188 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    GRIM GLADIOLA 3316         13   4  0   86 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
TOTAL PARRY      INSOLENT IRIS 3323         11   4  0   66 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
BASHING ATTACK   HORRID HOLLY 3334           8   5  0   55 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TEALIN SALI 3496            9   7  0   49 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 STRING BEAN JEAN 3220.  The ten other most popular fighters were BEXLEY 3486, RED 
3307, JAMESTOWN 3491, MAMMOTH 3514, LENA KORIL 3495, and QUILEE PARR 3524.

The least popular fighter this week was LETHAL LARKSPUR 3521.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STEUBENVILLE 3487, NEFAN MURH 3499, ORCA 3503, TOLEDO 3482, 

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn: