DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/26/2003    Duedate: 10/23/2003

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-173

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SLIPPERY NIPPLE
INDULGENT DRINKS (256)
(54-2478) [13-9-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SLIPPERY NIPPLE                BALZ WEBER
INDULGENT DRINKS (256)         BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)
(54-2478) [13-9-1,116]         (54-2611) [4-2-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CERISA                         HAVELOCK THE DANE
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)        POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
(54-2414) [18-23-1,78]         (54-2614) [2-3-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INDULGENT DRINKS (256)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)       49
2. WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)     37      USELESS TOOLS (219)
3. INDULGENT DRINKS (256)      29      Unchartered Team
4. KATHOUSE (278)              27
5. POMPOUS PALADINS (277)      24      BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*MIKE'S MORTUARY (285)      1   0  0  100   1/ 1 INDULGENT DRINKS (256)   13  2 0
 2/ 2 USELESS TOOLS (219)      139  73  3 65.6   2/ 6*BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)    10  5 0
 3/ 3 INDULGENT DRINKS (256)    70  39  4 64.2   3/ 2 USELESS TOOLS (219)       9  4 0
 4- 4 ELDRITCH FURY (268)       48  28  7 63.2   4/ 4*WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)   9  6 0
 5- 5 FISH HAMMERZ (271)       180 115 13 61.0   5/ 3*DREIHDENWALD (279)        7  8 0
 6- 6*RANCID FOODS (284)         3   2  1 60.0   6- 8 ELDRITCH FURY (268)       6  4 2
 7/ 7*BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)     17  13  0 56.7   7/11 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)   6  8 0
 8/ 0 THE WHITE COMPANY (201)   69  56  4 55.2   8/12*POMPOUS PALADINS (277)    6  9 1
 9/11*WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)   13  12  0 52.0   9/ 7*PLAGUES (273)             6  9 0
10/ 8*DREIHDENWALD (279)        13  12  0 52.0  10/ 5 RUNNING AMOK (238)        5  6 0
11/10 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  106  98  6 52.0  11/16*KATHOUSE (278)            4 11 1
12/ 9 RUNNING AMOK (238)        60  56  7 51.7  12/ 0 THE WHITE COMPANY (201)   3  1 0
13-13*BAD FEELINGS (283)         2   3  0 40.0  13-13*RANCID FOODS (284)        3  2 1
14/12*MISSSPELLED (262)         16  27  4 37.2  14-10 FISH HAMMERZ (271)        3  2 0
15/16*POMPOUS PALADINS (277)     9  16  2 36.0  15-15*BAD FEELINGS (283)        2  3 0
16/14*PLAGUES (273)             10  20  0 33.3  16/ 9*MISSSPELLED (262)         2 13 0
17-15*FUSED SAIYANS (272)        4   9  0 30.8  17-14*FUSED SAIYANS (272)       1  0 0
18/17*KATHOUSE (278)             6  14  1 30.0  18-17*MIKE'S MORTUARY (285)     1  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18*WULF PACK (281)            1   8  0 11.1  19-18*WULF PACK (281)           0  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 Charter Cities #91 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Between Morya and Rocanis:

     Rokori Klee was standing in his stirrups, and since he was a very tall man on a
very tall horse, he could see a long ways.  But the drifting clouds of smoke and
steam from the eruption masked large parts of the landscape, and now Iron Talon and
the Lugard-image were both out of sight.  "They might have gone into that little
valley yonder," he muttered anxiously.
     "This is an unstable area," Bill said.  "They might have fallen through an
accidental Gate, too."  He urged his reluctant horse toward the 'little valley
yonder'.
     "I'm really glad you told me that," the Shew growled.  "I really WANTED to know
there might be freak Gates around here."
     "Want to or not, you need to know," the young magician answered.  "WE might
stumble through one as easily as Iron Talon."
     As Rokori Klee had more than half expected, there was no sign of Iron Talon and
the Lugard-image in the little valley.  He glanced at Bill.  "You sure that wasn't
Lugard, that it was really some kind of magical construct?"
     "Of course I'm not SURE," Bill snapped, digging through his satchel.  "I didn't
get close enough to be sure without my tools, and I didn't have the right tools out
and ready."  He pulled out something that looked vaguely like a compass and held it
in front of him, held his breath, even, the Shew thought.  Finally he shook his head.
"The whole area is in flux.  There might have been some kind of Gate or, well, a sort
of 'soft spot' in the wall between dimensions here recently.  Or not.  I think...
maybe, but I just can't tell."
     "But there isn't one now."
     "Right.  Nothing now."
     "If there was a Gate, is it likely to reopen any time soon?" the Shew asked.
     Bill shrugged.  "Who knows?  This isn't a, well, it isn't a LAWFUL area.
Magically speaking.  And even if A Gate opened here, we couldn't tell whether or not
it went to the same place the Iron Talon did."
     "You're saying we just ride off and abandon Iron Talon."
     Bill sighed.  "Yeah, that's what I'm saying.  I don't like it any better than
you do, but we can't DO anything here.  Except maybe get killed ourselves."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Iron Talon realized that they had stumbled through some kind of Gate, but she
didn't care.  One world was as good as another, and Lugard was not dead after all.
She glanced over at the man striding beside her mount and keeping up easily.  Right
that minute, she didn't care if they found their way back to Ghea eventually or not.
It wasn't like there was anything there that MATTERED, now that she knew Lugard was
okay.
     Still, if this was the world they were going to be dealing with now, she needed
to know something more about it than that it wasn't Ghea.  She looked around
curiously.
     It was dry.  That was the first thing anybody would notice about this place.
Dry and barren.  Sand dunes sparsely tufted with grass that was the same color as the
sand, stony ground under foot like a natural pavement, sky like the lid of a kettle
pressing the heat down onto them.  No bugs anywhere, no mice or rabbits on the
shallow hills, no vultures in the air.  She and Lugard and the horse might be the
only live creatures in this land.  That was a worrying thought.  What would they eat?
     After another look around, Iron Talon wondered what they'd drink.  There was no
water to be seen, or any sign of it, and water was more important than food...
especially the way she and the horse were sweating now.  Lugard wasn't sweating...
but Shews were tough.
     She shoved Bill's doubts away angrily.  Shews were tough.  Really tough.  This
was Lugard, and she knew how tough he was.  Bill was wrong.  But still....
     "Do you think we'll have to stay in this world?" she asked suddenly.
     Lugard glanced at her and away, then shrugged slightly, saying nothing.
     Odd, she hadn't realized his eyes were that dark.  Black as midnight.  But she
had remembered them as....  And why wouldn't he speak?  Bill's doubt returned,
chilling her despite the heat.  "Lugard, we can't just walk at random.  We need a
plan--"
     He turned again, and she saw that his eyes were totally black, without any white
showing, and his lips were drawn back in a silent snarl that revealed a mouthful of
pointed teeth.  A carnivore's teeth.  Or a demon's.  The monster lunged at her,
clawed hands spread to grip and rip.
     Her hand went to her sword, too late.

Morya/Not Morya:

     Two men stood on the shore of a lake, waiting for the world to change.  One was
old and one was young.  In front of them was the lake, a sheet of water like a mirror
that reflected...things that were not always there.  Behind them rose a city.  It was
of stone and brick, low domes and blunt watchtowers.  The reflection was of a city of
something glass-like, tall slender spires and pointed domes.  Or the other way
around, glass towers behind and brick domes reflected in the lake.  Sometimes there
were two old men and two young men, overlapping each other.
     When the old men spoke, their messages were the same:  Be careful.  Take no
unnecessary chances.  At all costs, lead no enemy through the barrier.
     The young men made similar replies.  Both stressed the need for knowledge of the
other city, the one reflected in their lake.  Promised to be careful and asked that
any volunteers that showed up later should be sent as seemed best.  One vowed to find
and bring a thing of power long lost from his city.  The other spoke of the new and
better home he hoped to find for his people.
     The images in the lake shivered, rippled, and merged briefly.  The two young men
changed places.  The images separated.

Volunteers are invited to contact the Scribe by personal or diplo.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I've been told that Microsoft doesn't believe in hard copy documentation
anymore, so why should I write a column?  This should just be an automatic upload.

     Challenges go to Slippery Nipple as the only Challenger Champion.  But win or
lose, I will be sitting out the following turn.

Microsoft
Useless Tools

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out TROCAR to see 
what's new.  Uncool, MISSSPELLED.  I mean 0-5-0 is bad.  Will they will be allowed to 
fight?  I say use 'em for training practice!  The guys at KATHOUSE like really pulled 
together to get a 2-3-1 this turn, moving up by 5.  MVP award for WARLEGGAN?  
WOLFSPIDER'S GANG's proud of him after beating CASS and getting 19 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  JOEY ABEQ got smashed by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE, and lost 14 
points!  Like INDULGENT DRINKS' SLIPPERY NIPPLE is sweating since she got challenged 
by Duelmaster MICROSOFT!  Was that a tear I saw in SLIPPERY NIPPLE's eye, as she took 
over Duelmastership?  And wasn't MICROSOFT fit to be tied!  I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  INDULGENT 
DRINKS was the most avoided team.  Is a 70-39-4 record really that scary?  Hhmph!  
What kind of warriors are USELESS TOOLS?  INDULGENT DRINKS, an easy team to beat if I 
ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is LUR popular, or what? 
She was challenged the most in all of TROCAR!  She's got a 4-1-0, is that good?  Ooh! 
Did BALZ WEBER really know what he was doing when he challenged A.O. HELL?  A 4-2-0 
speaks volumes.  (Zontoni said that.  I don't know what it means.) BALZ WEBER was so 
studly out there in the sands!  Beating A.O. HELL and getting 27 points.  BUTZBERG 
'CROSS must be proud, for sure!  Speaking of challenging 28 points above did you hear 
about KATFISH of KATHOUSE vs. INDULGENT DRINKS' SLOW GIN FIZZ?  (And how was that 
intro!) KATFISH lost to SLOW GIN FIZZ, but he got 1 points.  SLOW GIN FIZZ won, and 
got 3 points.  I don't get it.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All TROCAR ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear 
from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLIPPERY NIPPLE 2478         13   9  1   116       INDULGENT DRINKS (256)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIRAN 1927                   12   4  0   104       THE WHITE COMPANY (201)
 RUBBER BULLET 2503           11   1  0    92       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 MICROSOFT 2483               10   5  0    91       USELESS TOOLS (219)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CERISA 2414                  18  23  1    78       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 RAVEN CLAW 2461               9   8  1    77       RUNNING AMOK (238)
-WEE JAS 2548                 10   5  3    74       ELDRITCH FURY (268)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MS. S.C.U.M. 2544            11   3  0    63       ELDRITCH FURY (268)
-NIGHTSONG 2546               11   4  0    61       ELDRITCH FURY (268)
-GRUUMSH 2545                  8   7  1    61       ELDRITCH FURY (268)
 THE LIMPER 1844              14   8  0    58       THE WHITE COMPANY (201)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SEAHORSE HAMMER 2580         10   8  0    55       FISH HAMMERZ (271)
 BALZ WEBER 2611               4   2  0    53       BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)
-IRON TALON 2460              12  12  0    52       RUNNING AMOK (238)
 MOUSETRAP 2521                7   3  1    48       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 NO-STICK TAPE 2541            6   2  0    45       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 SILVERBOLT 2554               5   4  0    39       RUNNING AMOK (238)
 SIR LOIN OF BEEF 2618         4   1  1    37       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
 IN-LAWS 2593                  4   2  0    36       PLAGUES (273)
 SIR CASWALLAWN 2617           2   3  1    35       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALLOWS DWARF 2631            2   3  0    33       WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)
-FIREFLASH 2459                6   6  2    32       RUNNING AMOK (238)
 SLOW GIN FIZZ 2556            5   0  0    32       INDULGENT DRINKS (256)
 A.O. HELL 2523                6   3  0    31       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 WHITE RUSSIAN 2652            3   0  0    31       INDULGENT DRINKS (256)
 WARLEGGAN 2630                2   3  0    31       WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)
 RED EYE 2542                  6   4  0    28       INDULGENT DRINKS (256)
 YVES CORMINBEUF 2654          2   1  0    27       BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)
 LUR 2632                      4   1  0    26       WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)
 MARK SCHUPPLI 2653            2   1  0    26       BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)
 THUNDERBIRD 2555              4   3  0    25       INDULGENT DRINKS (256)
 URS BOLLINGER 2609            4   2  0    25       BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORD HALIFAX 2625             5   0  0    24       DREIHDENWALD (279)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAT CHI 2620                  3   1  0    22       KATHOUSE (278)
-DORSAL FIN HAMMER 2584        1   2  0    22       FISH HAMMERZ (271)
 DAROSHTAN 2602                5   2  0    20       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 FIREBOLT 2603                 4   2  0    20       RUNNING AMOK (238)
 OLD MONKEY JUTE 2634          3   2  0    20       WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)
 TALION 2626                   2   3  0    20       DREIHDENWALD (279)
 TWO 2492                      4   5  2    19       MISSSPELLED (262)
 CASS 2629                     4   1  0    19       DREIHDENWALD (279)
-RIVER SQUID HAMMER 2585       1   2  0    19       FISH HAMMERZ (271)
-GOTAN 2588                    3   1  0    18       FUSED SAIYANS (272)
 HAVELOCK THE DANE 2614        2   3  0    18       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
 ANGLE OF DOOM 2489            2   7  1    16       MISSSPELLED (262)
 FINNIGAN 2615                 1   4  0    16       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
-MINA 2656                     1   0  0    16       ELDRITCH FURY (268)
 WIMPLES 2640                  3   2  0    15       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 WIMPERETTA 2655               2   0  0    15       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 DUALMASTER 2515               4   2  0    14       MISSSPELLED (262)
 LAWYER 2595                   2   4  0    14       PLAGUES (273)
 FIREANT 2592                  2   4  0    14       PLAGUES (273)
-FLOUNDER HAMMER 2586          2   1  0    13       FISH HAMMERZ (271)
 KATZEN JAMMER 2624            1   3  1    13       KATHOUSE (278)
-FLAPPIN 2661                  1   0  0    13       BAD FEELINGS (283)
 SVEN DUMUSC 2612              3   3  0    12       BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)
-JELLYFISH HAMMER 2566         1   2  0    12       FISH HAMMERZ (271)
 LOCUST 2594                   1   5  0    12       PLAGUES (273)
-SUM-TING RONG 2669            1   0  0    12       MIKE'S MORTUARY (285)
-CHUCK-E-SNEEZE 2667           1   0  1    11       RANCID FOODS (284)
 AYEBALL 2668                  1   1  0    11       MISSSPELLED (262)
 ANIAKIN 2386                  1   1  0    11       THE WHITE COMPANY (201)
 MOCHAOMHOG 2616               0   5  0    11       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
 KATRINE 2622                  1   3  0    10       KATHOUSE (278)
-CRAMPS 2657                   1   0  0    10       BAD FEELINGS (283)
-HACK IN THE BOX 2665          1   0  0    10       RANCID FOODS (284)
 KILLER BEE 2596               1   5  0     8       PLAGUES (273)
-PORUNGA 2649                  1   0  0     7       FUSED SAIYANS (272)
 KAT CHING 2623                1   3  0     6       KATHOUSE (278)
-BREAK WENDY'S 2664            1   0  0     6       RANCID FOODS (284)
 UMIS 2628                     0   5  0     5       DREIHDENWALD (279)
-THORNE 2637                   1   1  0     4       WULF PACK (281)
-LOKI 2636                     0   2  0     2       WULF PACK (281)
-SPIKE 2639                    0   2  0     2       WULF PACK (281)
 KATFISH 2662                  0   2  0     2       KATHOUSE (278)
-RAVN 2638                     0   2  0     2       WULF PACK (281)
-VEGETUNKS 2648                0   1  0     1       FUSED SAIYANS (272)
-BARGETTO 2650                 0   1  0     1       FUSED SAIYANS (272)
-PAPER CUT 2660                0   1  0     1       BAD FEELINGS (283)
-TINY 2635                     0   1  0     1       WULF PACK (281)
-WET 2658                      0   1  0     1       BAD FEELINGS (283)
-TACO SMELL 2663               0   1  0     1       RANCID FOODS (284)
 MU 2674                       0   1  0     1       WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)
-LITTLE SEIZURES 2666          0   1  0     1       RANCID FOODS (284)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TWISTED 2659           0  1 0 BAD FEELINGS 283      CHUCK-E-SNEEZE 2667   172         
FLUKIGER 2610          1  1 0 BUTZBERG 'CROSS 276   ANGLE OF DOOM 2489    169 JUST REV
RETO GUT 2613          1  2 0 BUTZBERG 'CROSS 276   TWO 2492              170 JUST REV
ALUM 2627              2  3 0 DREIHDENWALD 279      KATZEN JAMMER 2624    173         
SAIL PHONE 2539        1  4 0 MISSSPELLED 262       MASTER JARETH OKAR 23 173 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CHANCE PEDRO 2385      1  1 0 THE WHITE COMPANY 201 RIRORNI DESERTER 18   173 NONE    
GASTOLPHO 2633         2  2 0 WOLFSPIDER'S GANG 280 SIR LOIN OF BEEF 2618 172         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Joey Abeq -- Judging by those ratings, we should be pretty close to equally quick. --
Microsoft

Ms. S.C.U.M. -- You are being worn down by your periods. -- Rubber Bullet

Silverbolt -- Take 2, first crash looks pretty similar to the first. -- A.O. Hell

Nightsong -- Couldn't let you disarm the Mousetrap again. -- No-Stick Tape

Sir Caswallawn -- Time to ask the MUGS for a refund. -- Mousetrap

Jack -- Looks like you do pretty well when you're not fighting Butzberg eh? ;) -- Dr.
Mabuse, Butzberg 'Cross
P.S.  Nice job tagging a 'L' on the Godfather! -- DM

Microsoft -- You can really suck up the skills.  Is it some kind of parasitic thing?
-- Joey Abeq

In-laws -- Gods, you shouldn't be let loose on a relatively innocent world! --
Daroshtan

Slippery Nipple -- (heavy sigh)  Blood-red is NOT my best color. -- Cerisa

Lord Halifax -- At least I made you work HARD for those skills.  It was my clear
duty. -- Wimples

Katfish -- Out of my way, idiot!  I have places to be and people to do in. --
Wimperetta

How tedious, that we collectively teach fifteen skills and only learn seven.  This
seems terribly unbalanced.  I think NEXT time, the learning should go the OTHER way.
And the wins, too. -- Joey Abeq for Traders of Trocar
P.S.  (pained look)  Very low/low?  (shudder)  I'm not going to post my numbers here,
because I'm basically a modest guy.  But if anyone burns to know, ask, and I'll post
'em next time or whenever.
P.P.S.  Microsoft, apparently I'm not slow enough.  Very low/low... (sigh).

Gruumsh -- I have returned.  Get yourself over here, and I'll FIX your name. --
Wimperetta

9 September 2003
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MANAGERS!  If you think you have what it takes to match
wits and blades with some of the best managers in Alastari, then WE WANT YOU!  The
Tournament Of The Golden Scrod #4 will begin in Aradi (DM 60) the turn after the Fall
Mail-In.  It's not too late for you to sign up.  I realize that many of you may be
hesitant after seeing that myself and Hombre have teamed up again, but we'll try to
take it easy on you guys a little bit.  For more information on T#%S IV, please
contact me at ganolus@aol.com.  We're looking for a few good managers...the few, the
proud, the TOGS!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAIL PHONE was butchered by MASTER JARETH OKARRA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CHANCE PEDRO was butchered by RIRORNI DESERTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MARK SCHUPPLI demolished ANGLE OF DOOM in a 2 minute one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
YVES CORMINBEUF overpowered TWO in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
MOUSETRAP unbelievably bested SILVERBOLT in a popular 4 minute brutal Challenge fight.
MICROSOFT was devastated by SLIPPERY NIPPLE in a 1 minute Challenge Title brawl.
RUBBER BULLET overpowered CERISA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
BALZ WEBER devastated A.O. HELL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
IN-LAWS viciously subdued THUNDERBIRD in a 4 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
URS BOLLINGER was savagely defeated by NO-STICK TAPE in a 5 minute Challenge duel.
DUALMASTER was overpowered by WHITE RUSSIAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
MOCHAOMHOG was overpowered by TALION in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
KATRINE was demolished by RED EYE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
FIREANT was viciously subdued by DAROSHTAN in a 2 minute brutal Challenge battle.
AYEBALL was bested by OLD MONKEY JUTE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge bout.
KATFISH was handily defeated by SLOW GIN FIZZ in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
HAVELOCK THE DANE was luckily beaten by LUR in a 10 minute Challenge struggle.
FINNIGAN handily defeated KAT CHING in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge bout.
BIRAN devastated RAVEN CLAW in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
JOEY ABEQ was overpowered by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
THE LIMPER defeated GALLOWS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 6 minute conflict.
CASS was devastated by WARLEGGAN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SIR LOIN OF BEEF vanquished KILLER BEE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
SIR CASWALLAWN handily defeated LAWYER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
FIREBOLT was luckily beaten by KAT CHI in a popular 4 minute gruesome fight.
SVEN DUMUSC was savagely defeated by LORD HALIFAX in a 6 minute gruesome fight.
LOCUST was luckily beaten by WIMPLES in a exciting 4 minute gruesome bout.
UMIS was overpowered by WIMPERETTA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ALUM was killed by KATZEN JAMMER in a 1 minute novice's fray.
ANIAKIN handily defeated MU in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         TOTAL PARRY       41 -  18 -  0      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  14 -  2      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  15 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  23 -  4      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        20 -  20 -  3      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   50 -  52 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  29 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  30 -  4      32  |

Turn 173 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:

TOTAL PARRY        9 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  8         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  6         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SLIPPERY NIPPLE 2478       13   9  1  116 INDULGENT DRINKS (256)
BASHING ATTACK   BIRAN 1927                 12   4  0  104 THE WHITE COMPANY (201)
WALL OF STEEL    RUBBER BULLET 2503         11   1  0   92 USELESS TOOLS (219)
STRIKING ATTACK  MICROSOFT 2483             10   5  0   91 USELESS TOOLS (219)
TOTAL PARRY      THE LIMPER 1844            14   8  0   58 THE WHITE COMPANY (201)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CERISA 2414.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HAVELOCK THE DANE 2614.  The ten other most popular fighters were SILVERBOLT 2554, 
NO-STICK TAPE 2541, AYEBALL 2668, FIREBOLT 2603, LOCUST 2594, GALLOWS DWARF 2631, 
BALZ WEBER 2611, IN-LAWS 2593, DAROSHTAN 2602, and SIR LOIN OF BEEF 2618.

The least popular fighter this week was MU 2674.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ALUM 2627, UMIS 2628, LAWYER 2595, CASS 2629, THE LIMPER 1844, KAT 
CHING 2623, LUR 2632, OLD MONKEY JUTE 2634, KATRINE 2622, and MOCHAOMHOG 2616.

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

JOEY ABEQ (54-2453) TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WOLFINMYCLOTHES 961 (179-107-4)       10  3  0         SIS BOOM BAA         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SEX ON THE BEACH 2435 (17-4-3)         2  3  0         INDULGENT DRINKS     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MOUSETRAP 2521 (5-2-1)                 8  3  0         USELESS TOOLS        

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GALLOWS DWARF 2631 (0-2-0)             6  3  0         WOLFSPIDER'S GANG    
LUR 2632 (1-1-0)                       6  3  0         WOLFSPIDER'S GANG    
SLOW GIN FIZZ 2556 (2-0-0)             6  3  0         INDULGENT DRINKS     
URS BOLLINGER 2609 (2-1-0)             5  3  0         BUTZBERG 'CROSS      
CASS 2629 (2-0-0)                      3  3  0         DREIHDENWALD         
GASTOLPHO 2633 (1-1-0)                 3  3  0         WOLFSPIDER'S GANG    
BALZ WEBER 2611 (1-2-0)                2  3  0         BUTZBERG 'CROSS      
IN-LAWS 2593 (2-1-0)                   2  3  0         PLAGUES              
LORD HALIFAX 2625 (2-0-0)              2  3  0         DREIHDENWALD         
OLD MONKEY JUTE 2634 (1-1-0)           2  3  0         WOLFSPIDER'S GANG    
WARLEGGAN 2630 (1-1-0)                 2  3  0         WOLFSPIDER'S GANG    
GOTAN 2588 (2-1-0)                     1  3  0         FUSED SAIYANS        
KATRINE 2622 (0-1-0)                   1  3  0         KATHOUSE             
LAWYER 2595 (1-2-0)                    1  3  0         PLAGUES              
FIREANT 2592 (0-3-0)                   0  3  0         PLAGUES              
NAPPITZ 2590 (0-3-0)                   0  3  0  DEAD   FUSED SAIYANS        
TALION 2626 (1-1-0)                    0  3  0         DREIHDENWALD