Date   : 10/24/2003    Duedate: 11/20/2003


DM-54    TURN-174

This Weeks Top Honors


(54-2478) [14-9-1,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

(54-2478) [14-9-1,119]         (54-2611) [5-2-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CERISA                         SILVERBOLT
(54-2414) [18-24-1,79]         (54-2554) [5-5-0,32]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PLAGUES (273)               29
2. WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)     27      INDULGENT DRINKS (256)
3. THE WHITE COMPANY (201)     24      Unchartered Team
4. POMPOUS PALADINS (277)      17
5. INDULGENT DRINKS (256)      14      MIKE'S MORTUARY (285)

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)      2   0  0  100   1/ 1 INDULGENT DRINKS (256)   13  2 0
 2- 2 USELESS TOOLS (219)      139  73  3 65.6   2/ 2*BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)     9  6 0
 3/ 3 INDULGENT DRINKS (256)    74  40  4 64.9   3/ 8*POMPOUS PALADINS (277)    8  7 1
 4/ 4 ELDRITCH FURY (268)       48  29  7 62.3   4- 3 USELESS TOOLS (219)       7  3 0
 5- 6*RANCID FOODS (284)         3   2  1 60.0   5/ 9*PLAGUES (273)             7  8 0
 6/ 8 THE WHITE COMPANY (201)   71  58  4 55.0   6/ 4*WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)   7  8 0
 7/ 7*BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)     19  16  0 54.3   7/ 5*DREIHDENWALD (279)        6  8 0
 8/10*DREIHDENWALD (279)        15  14  0 51.7   8/12 THE WHITE COMPANY (201)   5  3 0
 9/12 RUNNING AMOK (238)        61  58  7 51.3   9/ 7 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)   5 10 0
10/11 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  107 102  6 51.2  10-13*RANCID FOODS (284)        3  2 1
11/ 9*WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)   15  15  0 50.0  11/ 6 ELDRITCH FURY (268)       3  3 1
12/15*POMPOUS PALADINS (277)    12  18  2 40.0  12-11*KATHOUSE (278)            3  7 1
13-13*BAD FEELINGS (283)         2   3  0 40.0  13/18*MIKE'S MORTUARY (285)     2  0 0
14-14*MISSSPELLED (262)         16  27  4 37.2  14-15*BAD FEELINGS (283)        2  3 0
15/16*PLAGUES (273)             13  22  0 37.1  15/10 RUNNING AMOK (238)        2  7 0
16-17*FUSED SAIYANS (272)        4   9  0 30.8  16-17*FUSED SAIYANS (272)       1  0 0
17-18*KATHOUSE (278)             6  14  1 30.0  17-16*MISSSPELLED (262)         1  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
    '*'   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 #92 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Agro burst out of the arena's gate with Bindi at his side and the handful of
rebels at his heels.  There were Usurper's men in the street, but they seemed
disorganized.  Probably shaken and confused by the explosions, who wouldn't be?  It
was tempting, it would have been easy to cut down four or five of the nearest ones
before they realized there was a fight going on, but he resisted.  A fight would
shake them out of their confusion faster than anything, and as long as they were
milling uselessly asking each other what was going on, he had an edge.  He needed to
use it to get himself, Bindi, and these men who trusted him out of town.
     He picked the street with the fewest soldiers on it and set off at a run.
     That, he realized immediately, was a mistake.  Running attracted attention, and
the less attention they had, the better their chance of escape.  Running attracted
pursuers.  He did the best he could while mentally cursing himself, waved his sword
vaguely and yelled, "That way!"
     One of the men with him, apparently an alert, quick-thinking type, took up the
yell but waved in a different direction.  "No, THAT way!  They're making for the
     Apparently "making for the forest" was a logical move, because most of the
soldiers rushed off in that direction.  Maybe it was logical for humans, but Agro
wanted water, lots of it.  Any human that came after him in the water would be in
serious trouble.  Agro dropped to a steady trot and grabbed the nearest of his
followers.  "Which way's the waterfront?  Don't point."
     The man blinked.  "Left at the next intersection, then straight all the way.
You got a boat?" he asked hopefully.
     Agro grinned.  He could pass for human most times, if you didn't look too
closely, but his grin exposed a lot of very sharp teeth.  The man shied back, though
not as much as the Croc had expected.  "Not yet, but I will have."
     Falling in beside the running gladiator, the man said, "All the coast along the
peninsula is patrolled by the Usurper.  It is possible to land there undetected, but
it isn't easy."  The man glanced at him sideways.  "I, ah, do a little blockade
running, now and then."
     "Then you can handle a boat, good!  I can swim, never had much need of boats,"
the gladiator admitted.  "We want the smallest boat that can take all of us--I'm not
going to leave anybody behind to be questioned by the Usurper.  Where's the safest
place to land?"
     "Niatoli Island."

Elsewhere in Monuntial:

     The Prince of Ar flattened himself against the side of a building, watching the
soldiers run past on the street.  There had been an explosion, and now a growing
crowd roar, from the great oval structure that housed Monuntial's arena.  It had been
built for chariot races, and those still went on even though the gladiatorial
contests had stopped.  But there had been rumors of spectacles involving the gruesome
deaths of 'traitors'--by which he assumed the current rulers of the city meant rebels
against the regime of the Eastern mage Nishtar.  That had been the subject of Ar's
current researches.  The free cities of this part of Alastari were at risk so long as
Nishtar ruled unchecked.  If there were rebels, they should be saved and aided....
     But he could not talk to, or fight, a mob such as he heard now.  He began to
slide slowly and silently away from the street down the narrow passage between the
walls of two mansions.  Both were deserted, so far as he could tell, which meant he
had only to fear discovery from the street.
     Until someone dropped into the passage behind him, landing as lightly as a cat.
     He risked a glance over his shoulder.  Someone tall, lean, and garbed in black
except for a bared sword, anonymous and deadly.
     "Keep your hands in plain sight," the figure said, its voice muffled and
unidentifiable.  "Work your way farther down this alley until you come to a door on
the left.  Go in there."
     "For privacy.  We need to talk--you have been making a nuisance of yourself with
your prying."
     "Talk?" Ar asked skeptically.  "You think that will stop me?"
     "We'll find out, won't we?  Move now."
     Behind the door on the left was what had probably been a porter's room.  It
looked as though someone had been camping in it:  there was no furniture such as the
room must once have had, but he saw a bedroll in one corner, a lantern on the floor
beside it, and the ashes of a very small fire on the hearth.
     The door closed softly behind him.  The Prince of Ar turned and examined his...
accoster.  A woman, he saw with surprise, nearly six feet tall, and she moved like a
warrior.  A very accomplished warrior.  "What do you want to talk about?"
     "How to coordinate our efforts," she said briskly.  "I can tell by the places
you've gone and the questions you've asked that you are the enemy of Nishtar and
Quelsarrain."  She smiled grimly.  "And an enemy of my enemies is my friend.  I am
Tyrai.  I used to be the Arenamistress here."

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Charter Cities #93 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Monuntial, the waterfront:

     The man--he said his name was Tully--pointed out a boat tied at the end of one
of the long piers.  "That'd take us all, and I can handle it with a couple of guys to
do the sails."  He glanced over his shoulder at their small group.  "There's some
here that are good enough."
     Agro squinted at the boat in question and noted that it was already occupied by
at least three people.  "Okay.  You know the men on that boat?"
     "Not personally," Tully said, his brows drawing down in a scowl.  "But I'm
looking forward to it.  Those are Usurper's men.  The boat used to belong to my
cousin, but he 'met with an accident' and somebody claimed he left a debt behind--
Kollis that never borrowed money!--and his boat got taken for payment."
     "You know the boat then.  Good."  Agro gestured for his followers to move
closer.  When they were in a cluster so that all could hear him, he said, "We're
going to take that boat out there.  No damage to the boat if you can help it--that's
our escape route.  But damage the men all you want.  Let's make it fast, because
those soldiers are going to be behind us any minute."
     "Right!"  A man with a squint, Agro hadn't heard his name, grinned.  "We can do
this, boys!  Let's go."  He made a sweeping gesture that must have alerted anybody
watching from the boat.
     Before the Croc could say anything to him, the remnants of the group that had
been trapped in the arena surged forward.  One of the men on the boat shouted, and
heads popped out of a hatch.  And just to put the situation over the top, he could
hear more shouts and running feet, the clashing of armor as men jostled against each
other, and a horn blowing some kind of signal behind them.  That would be the
Usurper's soldiers.  There was no time for planning or any kind of organization.
     Making sure that Bindi was with them and nobody lagging, Agro ran for the boat.
Most of his group were ahead of him now, so he figured that made him and Bindi the
rear guard.  He didn't like that--what if the soldiers had bows?--but that's the way
it was.
     There were yells from the boat, and screams, and the various sounds of combat,
bludgeon sounds, and the ring of steel on steel, grunts and wordless roars of rage
and destruction.  Agro hoped that Tully, the man who knew how to handle the boat, was
not among the ones screaming.  But he didn't have time to look, because the first of
the soldiers were coming into sight around the corner of a warehouse, and they DID
have bows.  Agro swept his teammate Bindi into the protection of a stack of bales and
moved the other way to draw the soldiers off.  It was a primary goal with him that
Bindi not be hurt, and he cursed the day he had agreed to allow her to come along on
this trip.
     Sighting their prey, the soldiers hesitated.  Then somebody must have realized
that the escaping rebels had no distance weapons, and they surged forward again.  The
ones with bows, only three of them that Agro could see, moved to the side of the
advancing pack and nocked arrows, looking for targets.  Agro popped out of his own
cover behind a cluster of barrels, yelled defiance, and ducked down again.  Two
arrows thudded into the barrels; if the third archer fired, Agro couldn't tell where
his arrow had gone.
     The sounds from the ship were becoming one-sided, and Agro guessed, hoped, that
it was the rebels who were winning.  Another minute, half a minute, and the soldiers
would be on them.
     "Agro, they've got the boat!  We have to get on it now," Bindi called.
     He could hear her moving and leaped up again, yelling, to distract the archers.
Arrows, but the soldiers were so close now that a third volley was impractical from
their point of view.  Bindi yelped, and Agro heard her fall.  The leading soldiers
weren't looking at him, they must be aiming for Bindi.  With a roar of rage, Agro
hurled himself at their pursuers, his sword moving like a scythe as he mowed down the
men who would harm his teammate.  The soldiers fell back, dismayed by his fury--those
of them who were still alive.  They left three bodies behind them.
     "Agro, I'm okay," Bindi called.  "Come ON, we have to get out of here!"
     Agro gutted one soldier who was too slow withdrawing, then turned and leaped for
the boat.  Bindi was already on board.  She was bleeding from her leg, but he could
see that it wasn't a major wound, and one of the rebels was already working to
bandage it.  Tully was at the rear of the boat, at least one other man was climbing
around overhead, and several were pushing the boat away from the pier with long
poles.  The archers fired a last, futile volley, the arrows falling into the water as
the boat moved outward.
     "To Niatoli," Agro said, nodding at Tully.  "But we'll be back...."

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Charter Cities #94 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Between Morya and Rocanis originally, but now somewhere else:

     Iron Talon immediately abandoned trying to draw her sword and threw herself off
her horse on the other side.  Not difficult, since the horse was rearing and
screaming.  And the monster which was not Lugard was immediately distracted, turning
its claws on the frantic beast instead.  Iron Talon landed and rolled to her feet,
and now she did have time to draw her sword.
     The monster had the horse down and was ripping at its belly, making a bloody
mess without killing the poor beast.  Iron Talon cut the horse's throat quickly as
she circled.  The monster didn't notice when the horse stopped screaming and
thrashing, didn't notice the furious woman coming up behind it with a sword.  Its
stupidity surprised her, but she didn't mind.  It was fine with her, in fact.  She
glided in and sank her blade into the monster's kidney.  She felt the blow as a near-
paralyzing stab in her back.
     Apparently the monster didn't have kidneys, and that purple stuff on her blade
was not blood.  It whirled, batting at her sword with one... paw.  It looked less
like Lugard than it had at first, for which she was grateful.  And it didn't seem to
know anything about intelligent fighting, either--grab and claw-slash seemed to be
the extent of its abilities.  When her sword was knocked out of line by its first
blow, she twisted a little and let her self fall and roll in that direction, glad
enough to go down until the pain faded a little.  Then she came back to her feet to
hack at its neck.  By chance--she was sure it was not an intentional block--it threw
up one arm and took the edge of her blade there.  Her sword cut to the bone, but the
monster didn't seem to notice.  Her sword dropped from a hand suddenly strengthless
as pain ripped through her own arm.
     Iron Talon lurched back out of the way and wondered what she was going to do if
the thing was unkillable.  Silly question.  She'd die, that's what.  As she watched,
the damaged arm healed.
     The monster straightened up, taking a more man-like posture, swaying as though
with some internal struggle, and its features... flowed like softened wax, shaping
themselves into Lugard's face again.  The claws became less obvious, the teeth less
like a shark's as it grimaced.  But its eyes remained black, doorways into the Pit.
     "I will not harm you," the monster said.  The movements of its lips did not
quite match the words.  "You gave me entry into this shape, creatrix.  But you must
not attempt to harm me.  You must not deny me what I need.  That is no part of a
creator's duty.  You must provide for me, as you provided this meat.  I will eat, and
you will stay here and not harm me, and then you will give me water to drink.  You
will take me to more meat.  This is your duty."
     "I'll die first," she growled.  "I'll kill you if I die in the attempt."
     "You will die," it said.  "We are bound together by your act of creation."
Fires blazed in the darkness of its eyes.  "You will wait where you are until I have
fed," it commanded.
     Furious, Iron Talon bent to pick up her sword again.  And cried out, as fire
wrapped around her.  She had never known such pain, and when it suddenly stopped,
that was pain of another kind.  She lay on the gravelly ground, gasping for breath.
     "You will not attempt to harm me," the monster said.  "It will not be

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 480): CHYNA of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 365): FIERCE ONE-EYE of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 485): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 482): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 480): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 484): DELAPP of NIGHT TRAIN (BPR, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 481): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 476): FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 467): LILITH of THE SHADOWS (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 466): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 440): KNOCKED UP! of UNKNOWNS (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): FIDDLESTICKS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 366): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 173): SLIPPERY NIPPLE of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 161): GHASTLY MIGRAINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): RAY of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 138): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 359): BARROCH of SHEPHERDS from TALCAMA (Assurnasirbanipal)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 480): HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 365): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 485): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 482): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 480): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 484): none
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 481): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 476): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 467): FEISTY POODLES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 466): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 440): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 366): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 173): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 161): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): none
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 138): AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 359): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 479): DIESEL of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 483): ASHANTI of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 480): TENACIOUS of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 475): QUIBBLE of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 466): ADAM AND STINK of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
               (turn 465): SARA DIVINE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
                           MONSOON of STORM WARNING (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 439): BLONDIE of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): FIDDLESTICKS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               WHAT'S UP, DUCK? of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): JOEY ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): RAY of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
                               DADDY of MIKE'S INK (Hombre, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TROCAR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  There were bitter words at ELDRITCH FURY's 
guildhouse after a 0-1-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 11th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week POMPOUS PALADINS went 3-2-0 to move up 5 in the rankings.  KILLER BEE 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested LUR and 
was awarded 17 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SIR 
CASWALLAWN put down MARK SCHUPPLI, causing him to lose 8 points of recognition in the 
process.  Not for nothing has SLIPPERY NIPPLE in the past laid claim to the 
Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TROCAR.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in TROCAR these 
days is USELESS TOOLS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding USELESS TOOLS.  Indeed it was THE WHITE COMPANY.  Loose talk at 
the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after LUR.  Watch your back!  At the gambling halls I have started to bet money 
on RAVEN CLAW.  He has got the courage it takes.  Witness his challenge this turn 
against BIRAN!  Truth to tell, RAVEN CLAW did not come out of the fight a winner, but 
he managed to capture much attention, gaining 3 in recognition.  A match that raised 
a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that THE LIMPER posted a challenge 
against the more highly recognized CERISA.  The results, you ask?  Well, the 
firebrand THE LIMPER defeated CERISA.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of 
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  This week marked the last days of WEE 
JAS who at 10-5-3 was dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command of ELDRITCH FURY's 
demanding management.  Was I the only one shocked to see the well respected fighter 
WEE JAS (10-5-3) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  He is now dead.  My hearty 
congratulations MU, for thy revenge upon SIR LOIN OF BEEF, slayer of thy fallen 
comrade.  Next time he will know better, eh?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLIPPERY NIPPLE 2478         14   9  1   119       INDULGENT DRINKS (256)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIRAN 1927                   13   4  0   106       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                  
 RAVEN CLAW 2461               9   9  1    80       RUNNING AMOK (238)
 CERISA 2414                  18  24  1    79       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 THE LIMPER 1844              15   8  0    73       THE WHITE COMPANY (201)

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)
 BALZ WEBER 2611               5   2  0    60       BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 SIR CASWALLAWN 2617           3   3  1    45       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
 RED EYE 2542                  7   4  0    39       INDULGENT DRINKS (256)
 URS BOLLINGER 2609            5   2  0    39       BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)
 GALLOWS DWARF 2631            3   3  0    38       WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)
 WHITE RUSSIAN 2652            4   0  0    36       INDULGENT DRINKS (256)
 SLOW GIN FIZZ 2556            6   0  0    34       INDULGENT DRINKS (256)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIREFLASH 2459                6   6  2    32       RUNNING AMOK (238)
 SILVERBOLT 2554               5   5  0    32       RUNNING AMOK (238)
 FIREBOLT 2603                 5   2  0    32       RUNNING AMOK (238)
-A.O. HELL 2523                6   3  0    31       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 MU 2674                       1   1  0    31       WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)
 FINNIGAN 2615                 2   4  0    30       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
 IN-LAWS 2593                  4   3  0    28       PLAGUES (273)
 LORD HALIFAX 2625             6   0  0    27       DREIHDENWALD (279)
 CASS 2629                     5   1  0    27       DREIHDENWALD (279)
 WARLEGGAN 2630                2   4  0    27       WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)
 KILLER BEE 2596               2   5  0    25       PLAGUES (273)
 LUR 2632                      4   2  0    24       WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)
 LAWYER 2595                   3   4  0    24       PLAGUES (273)
 YVES CORMINBEUF 2654          2   2  0    24       BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KAT CHI 2620                  3   1  0    22       KATHOUSE (278)
 HAVELOCK THE DANE 2614        2   4  0    22       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
 MOCHAOMHOG 2616               1   5  0    22       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
 LOCUST 2594                   2   5  0    21       PLAGUES (273)
-TWO 2492                      4   5  2    19       MISSSPELLED (262)
 WIMPERETTA 2655               3   0  0    19       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 DAROSHTAN 2602                5   3  0    18       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 THUNDERBIRD 2555              4   4  0    18       INDULGENT DRINKS (256)
-GOTAN 2588                    3   1  0    18       FUSED SAIYANS (272)
 OLD MONKEY JUTE 2634          3   3  0    18       WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)
 MARK SCHUPPLI 2653            2   2  0    18       BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)
-ANGLE OF DOOM 2489            2   7  1    16       MISSSPELLED (262)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MINA 2656                     1   0  0    16       ELDRITCH FURY (268)
 SIR LOIN OF BEEF 2618         4   2  1    15       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
 FIREANT 2592                  2   5  0    15       PLAGUES (273)
-DUALMASTER 2515               4   2  0    14       MISSSPELLED (262)
 TALION 2626                   2   4  0    14       DREIHDENWALD (279)
 SUM-TING RONG 2669            2   0  0    14       MIKE'S MORTUARY (285)
 SVEN DUMUSC 2612              3   4  0    13       BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)
-KATZEN JAMMER 2624            1   3  1    13       KATHOUSE (278)
-FLAPPIN 2661                  1   0  0    13       BAD FEELINGS (283)
 WIMPLES 2640                  3   3  0    12       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-CHUCK-E-SNEEZE 2667           1   0  1    11       RANCID FOODS (284)
-AYEBALL 2668                  1   1  0    11       MISSSPELLED (262)
-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)
 ANIAKIN 2386                  1   2  0     8       THE WHITE COMPANY (201)
-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)
-KATFISH 2662                  0   2  0     2       KATHOUSE (278)
-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)
-TACO SMELL 2663               0   1  0     1       RANCID FOODS (284)
 JOKAROF TROCAR 2682           0   1  0     1       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-WET 2658                      0   1  0     1       BAD FEELINGS (283)
-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         
RETO GUT 2613          1  2 0 BUTZBERG 'CROSS 276   TWO 2492              170 REVENGED
UMIS 2628              0  6 0 DREIHDENWALD 279      CONJURED DEMON 26     174 NONE    
ALUM 2627              2  3 0 DREIHDENWALD 279      KATZEN JAMMER 2624    173         
WEE JAS 2548          10  6 3 ELDRITCH FURY 268     MASTER JARETH OKAR 23 174 NONE    
DIDO 2680              0  1 0 THE WHITE COMPANY 201 SHAGORNAN CHIEFTAN 25 174 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- After about 7 years of play, that is my first 0-5 turn.  I have had plenty of
1-4's, but never the dreaded 0-5.  Guess that shows me what I need to do.  Though it
was my first 0-5, it won't be my last!  They are all going to the DA next turn.  I
may keep one of them, but doubtful. -- Master Darque

Silverbolt -- I don't think I will be able to take advantage of that for much longer.
-- Mousetrap

Slippery Nipple -- A quick squeeze to the top.  Will you be staying around long? --

Cerisa -- Time to bite the big one -- Rubber Bullet

Balz Weber -- What a well timed worm, shutting everything down and making me roll
around on the ground. -- A.O. Hell

Urs Bollinger -- Surprise! -- No-Stick Tape

Joey Abeq -- The Tools were always intimidated by you early in your career, but felt
that you were actually losing skills with experience.  Of course we'd like to know
more about the set-up that could do that. -- Crip, mgr. of Useless Tools

Joey Abeq -- I want to download all the info about everyone into my own private database. -- Microsoft

Wimperetta -- I'm here!  Exactly how would you fix my multiple consonant-double vowel
name?  I burn with fevered anticipation as to your ideas. -- Gruumsh

All -- I've not received any notification on the "Dead Tourney."  Doesn't it run
every year? -- Shadowmere

Rubber Bullet -- Don't count me out yet! -- Mr. S.C.U.M.

No-Stick Tape -- What can I say?  I'm just trying to swim in turbulent waters.  Good
match though.  Next time I meet Mousetrap I'll be sure to reset him and put new
cheese out. -- Nightsong

Rubber Bullet -- I may, I say MAY recover from your blows, but I don't know if I can
live down the humiliation of being CARRIED out of the arena after you slapped my hand
twice. -- Cerisa

Fireant -- Did you know that if you wait till the temperature is over a hundred, all
the ants go underground in their nest, and then you can pour boiling water down it
and really make them sick? -- Daroshtan
P.S.  Hey, I'm a nice guy, but fireants are fair game.

I felt sorry for the Concubine.  She's had a hard life. -- Joey Abeq

Locust -- (softly)  You must turn the other cheek, my boy.  That is the way to win.
It's the meek, you know. -- Wimples

Umis -- Your misfortune.  *I* am not meek. -- Wimperetta

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WEE JAS was butchered by MASTER JARETH OKARRA in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
UMIS was dispatched by CONJURED DEMON in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
DIDO was killed by SHAGORNAN CHIEFTAN in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
MU devastated SIR LOIN OF BEEF in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
RAVEN CLAW was savagely defeated by BIRAN in a 1 minute master's Challenge match.
THE LIMPER won victory over CERISA in a exciting 4 minute master's Challenge fight.
MARK SCHUPPLI was handily defeated by SIR CASWALLAWN in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
WHITE RUSSIAN won victory over WARLEGGAN in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
YVES CORMINBEUF was viciously subdued by GALLOWS DWARF in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
RED EYE defeated IN-LAWS in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
FIREBOLT savagely defeated THUNDERBIRD in a popular 2 minute gory Challenge melee.
LOCUST savagely defeated WIMPLES in a 8 minute bloody Challenge match.
LAWYER viciously subdued OLD MONKEY JUTE in a exciting 1 minute Challenge contest.
KILLER BEE viciously subdued LUR in a 2 minute bloody Challenge bout.
SLIPPERY NIPPLE viciously subdued SHAGORNAN WILD MAN in a 3 minute Title fight.
SILVERBOLT was unbelievably bested by URS BOLLINGER in a action packed 6 minute duel.
BALZ WEBER devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LORD HALIFAX outlasted FIREANT in a 7 minute bout.
SLOW GIN FIZZ subdued HAVELOCK THE DANE in a exciting 6 minute bout.
MOCHAOMHOG luckily beat TALION in a 2 minute bloody fight.
FINNIGAN devastated DAROSHTAN in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
SVEN DUMUSC was vanquished by CASS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ANIAKIN slimly lost to WIMPERETTA in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
SUM-TING RONG bested JOKAROF TROCAR in a 3 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         TOTAL PARRY       45 -  21 -  0      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  14 -  2      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  25 -  4      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        22 -  20 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  16 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   54 -  57 -  3      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  33 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  31 -  3      31  |

Turn 174 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:

AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       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       14   9  1  119 INDULGENT DRINKS (256)
BASHING ATTACK   BIRAN 1927                 13   4  0  106 THE WHITE COMPANY (201)
TOTAL PARRY      THE LIMPER 1844            15   8  0   73 THE WHITE COMPANY (201)
STRIKING ATTACK  BALZ WEBER 2611             5   2  0   60 BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)
AIMED BLOW       RED EYE 2542                7   4  0   39 INDULGENT DRINKS (256)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHITE RUSSIAN 2652          4   0  0   36 INDULGENT DRINKS (256)
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 
SILVERBOLT 2554.  The ten other most popular fighters were FIREBOLT 2603, CERISA 
2628, GALLOWS DWARF 2631, LOCUST 2594, and LAWYER 2595.

The least popular fighter this week was FIREANT 2592.  The other ten least popular 
2612, DAROSHTAN 2602, LUR 2632, THUNDERBIRD 2555, IN-LAWS 2593, WARLEGGAN 2630, and 


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

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

                                          -- Green Eyes