DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/21/2003    Duedate: 12/18/2003

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-175

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BIRAN
THE WHITE COMPANY (201)
(54-1927) [14-4-1,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BIRAN                          BALZ WEBER
THE WHITE COMPANY (201)        BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)
(54-1927) [14-4-1,138]         (54-2611) [5-3-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CERISA                         SILVERBOLT
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)        RUNNING AMOK (238)
(54-2414) [19-24-1,83]         (54-2554) [5-6-0,35]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INDULGENT DRINKS (256)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREIHDENWALD (279)          62
2. THE WHITE COMPANY (201)     62      USELESS TOOLS (219)
3. USELESS TOOLS (219)         40      Unchartered Team
4. PLAGUES (273)               32
5. BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)       22      DREIHDENWALD (279)

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)   10  5 0
 2/ 2 USELESS TOOLS (219)      143  73  3 66.2   2/ 7*DREIHDENWALD (279)        9  5 0
 3/ 3 INDULGENT DRINKS (256)    76  43  4 63.9   3/ 2*BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)     9  6 0
 4- 4 ELDRITCH FURY (268)       48  29  7 62.3   4/ 5*PLAGUES (273)             8  7 0
 5/ 8*DREIHDENWALD (279)        20  14  0 58.8   5/ 4 USELESS TOOLS (219)       7  2 0
 6/ 0 THE MUPPETS (20)          66  47  4 58.4   6/ 8 THE WHITE COMPANY (201)   7  5 1
 7/ 7*BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)     23  17  0 57.5   7/ 3*POMPOUS PALADINS (277)    6  9 0
 8/ 6 THE WHITE COMPANY (201)   73  60  5 54.9   8- 6*WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)   5  5 0
 9/ 9 RUNNING AMOK (238)        61  59  7 50.8   9/ 9 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)   5 10 0
10/10 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  108 106  6 50.5  10-12*KATHOUSE (278)            2  3 1
11-11*WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)   15  15  0 50.0  11-13*MIKE'S MORTUARY (285)     1  0 0
12/ 0 THE BLACK COMPANY (185)   76  93  2 45.0  12/ 0 THE MUPPETS (20)          1  4 0
13/15*PLAGUES (273)             17  23  0 42.5  13/15 RUNNING AMOK (238)        1  6 0
14-14*MISSSPELLED (262)         16  27  4 37.2  14-17*MISSSPELLED (262)         0  5 0
15/12*POMPOUS PALADINS (277)    12  23  2 34.3  15/ 0 THE BLACK COMPANY (185)   0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16-17*KATHOUSE (278)             6  14  1 30.0  16-11 ELDRITCH FURY (268)       0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Charter Cities #95 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

From Monuntial to Niatoli:

     Agro didn't know if the Usurper's men hadn't been able to get a boat moving fast
enough to do any good, or if they'd decided this little band of rebels wasn't worth
the effort, but nobody followed them out of Monuntial harbor.  Someone had mentioned
that the Usurper's men patrolled all around the peninsula, though, so maybe they
didn't feel there was any need for pursuit.  Not a comforting thought, but he'd been
a long time out of the egg since he expected things to go easily.  At least the
rebels seemed to know their way about this boat, or maybe it was a ship, and to know
the waters.  He'd heard that there were a lot of hazards in the lake in this area,
rocks under the surface, and wrecks that would rip the bottom out of an unwary boat
as fast as the rocks would.
     One of the men who had climbed up the mast yelled, "Ship coming!"
     Everyone looked back toward the shore, but the water was empty of other vessels.
The peninsula itself was merely a dark band of trees on the horizon, the city a
cluster of paler shapes.  Agro staggered as the deck underfoot shifted and tilted.
He glanced around and saw that the approaching ship was coming from farther out, and
it was big, and there were...he squinted, rather a lot of armed men on the deck,
sunlight winking off shields and helms and spear points.
     Tully, at the stern, was yelling commands to the two men up the mast, and they
were scrambling around doing things with ropes and sails.  Lots of sails.  The deck
tilted farther, and Agro, clinging to the railing, had a view of the Storm Sea's
clear, dark-green water rushing by close at hand.  It was laced with foam, very
decorative, and very uninviting.  He hoped the ship wasn't in the process of turning
over and dumping them into the lake.  He glimpsed things poking upward from the
bottom, some wrecked ship's timbers, maybe, or drowned trees.  They didn't quite
reach the ship he was on, but what if there were others reaching a little higher?  He
could swim, and Bindi could swim, but they preferred WARM water....
     The ship tilted the other way, not instantly, but it felt like a fast change
anyway.  Agro released the rail and allowed himself to slide toward the cabin in the
middle of the deck, pulled himself upright, and looked around to see what was
happening.  The rebels who weren't engaged in steering the ship were holding onto
whatever they could reach, and he guessed they were praying.  And the other ship was
approaching, not aiming directly at them, but the Croc could see that the two courses
were converging despite the crooked maneuvers Tully was sailing.
     The bigger ship was zigzagging, too.  Ah, trying to find a clear channel!  Of
course.  And being bigger, it would need a deeper channel.  That must be what Tully
was counting on, because it was a good bet they couldn't outrun the other.  The other
ship was so close that he could hear people in the front of it screaming warnings to
the steersman.  It was changing course, but slowly.  Well, you couldn't expect it to
skid around like a pony.  With any luck, it'd hit some snag and get the bottom ripped
out, a prospect Agro could view with enthusiasm.  Too bad there wouldn't be time to
go after some of the survivors....  The Croc licked his lips and sighed.  Oh, well,
another time.
     As he had that thought, the bigger ship seemed to jerk and shudder, slowing
suddenly.  Some of the rebels who knew how ships ought to behave cheered.
     One of them, scrambling along the deck, thumped Agro on the shoulder and
shouted, "Niatoli, here we come!  We'll be there in time for dinner!"

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Charter Cities #96 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Between Morya and Rocanis originally, but now somewhere else:

     Iron Talon lay without moving, watching the monster eat her horse and cursing
herself for her impulsive act of creation.  There must be a way to defeat the thing,
but she couldn't think of one.  Yet.  She WOULD think of one.  If she had to turn her
sword on herself to kill it, then she would...but she hoped it didn't come to that.
Better if she could find a way to UN-create it.  Her thoughts focused abruptly.  Was
that possible?  She'd need another zone of magical sensitivity like the one that had
led to this monster's birth, but....
     She sat up, then glanced at the monster.  Gods, was it going to eat the WHOLE
horse for one meal?
     "Seems like that'd be bound to make it sluggish," Lugard murmured in her ear.
     Iron Talon stiffened, holding her breath.  That was Lugard's voice, truly
Lugard's voice.  But what did it mean?  Lugard had...almost certainly had died in the
lava--
     "I'm a ghost," the voice answered.  It sounded quite cheerful, as though being a
ghost wasn't different, in any way that mattered, from being a live man.  And Iron
Talon could think of a lot of ways it would matter.  The voice chuckled.  "Okay,
maybe not exactly a ghost, because I don't THINK I'm dead...exactly.  But there's a
problem with my body.  I, uh, seem to have mislaid it somewhere...."
     Iron Talon looked around wildly.  This couldn't be real.  NONE of it could be
real--the monster, the ghost, the world that wasn't HER world, the whole mess--
     "Real enough," Lugard assured her.  "And you've got to act like it's real, or
we're all lost."
     "But--"
     "Because it IS real.  Trust me, Ronnie."
     "What do you want me to do?"
     "Hug the monster."
     "WHAT?"  She glanced quickly at the monster, but it didn't react to her shout.
     "You heard.  Right now I'm linked to you.  Because, well, because I am.  But
that thing is, sort of, in my body.  Well, sort of my body.  You know what I mean!
With physical contact, I can transfer to THAT body."  A pause.  "At least, I think I
can.  I should be able to."
     "There's already somebody in that body," Iron Talon protested.
     "Yeah, makes it a challenge, doesn't it?"  Lugard was grinning, she could tell
from his tone.  "Let's give it a try, Ronnie.  After all, what else can you do?"

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 482): ABYSSINIAN of CAT'S MEOW (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 367): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 487): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 482): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 486): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 483): GAMBLE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 478): MUNCHIES of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 469): IRON HANDS LEE of THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 468): CLAW of MEOW MIX (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 442): ZANTARA of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 433): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 420): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 368): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 174): SLIPPERY NIPPLE of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 162): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 318): DAWNRACER of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 361): BARROCH of SHEPHERDS from TALCAMA (Assurnasirbanipal)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 482): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 367): HARLEQUINS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 487): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 482): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 486): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 483): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 478): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 469): THE GUARDIANS II (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 468): CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 442): IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 433): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 188): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 420): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 368): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 174): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 162): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 318): SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): FAVORITE THINGS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 361): DARK PANTHEON, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 481): CHYNA of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
                            MAN NEXT DOOR of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 487): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 483): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 482): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 483): GAMBLE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                           SESAME of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
               (turn 482): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
                           MIAMI MIA of BEACH BABES (Surfer Sam, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 478): MUNCHIES of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
                           QUONSET of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
                           HOTTA WATTA of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
               (turn 477): GRANDIOSE GRETA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 468): LILITH of THE SHADOWS (Goat, mgr.)
                            SON OF CAIN of UNTOUCHABLES (Angus, mgr.)
                            VAIN VARICOSE of CAULDRON OF HATE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
                            DIRE WOLF of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 468): CLAW of MEOW MIX (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           CARNAL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stick, mgr.)
                           MALLIA of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
                           VIVAMORT of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
               (turn 467): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
                           POTOMACC of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               WHAT'S UP, DUCK? of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 368): REIDI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 139): SIR LANCELOT of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in TROCAR a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  Now keep the taverns open late 
tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for ELDRITCH FURY, whose 0-0-0 this turn 
dropped them by 5 into 16th.  DREIHDENWALD stable has parlayed this turn's 5-0-0 into 
a 5 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, guys!  
The PLAGUES guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You 
never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, ODDMAN fought 
WIMPERETTA and gained 22 points and contributed to DREIHDENWALD's 5-0-0.  SIR 
CASWALLAWN has lost to SLOW GIN FIZZ, falling 13 points, while helping make POMPOUS 
PALADINS a 0-5-0 turn.  BIRAN challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting 
to dethrone INDULGENT DRINKS' warrior.  Somebody's not going to like this, (then 
again, somebody will), but our Duelmaster, SLIPPERY NIPPLE, has died, and BIRAN has 
killed her.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources 
that The Swinging Aardvark uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  RUNNING AMOK has cause to stand tall, 
as they were TROCAR's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding RUNNING AMOK more than any other team we find USELESS TOOLS.  
TROCAR, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, 
take notice that SILVERBOLT from RUNNING AMOK was TROCAR's most challenged warrior 
this turn.  FIREANT of PLAGUES had better have a good reason for challenging down 14 
points in a challenge which she won.  I thought FIREANT showed great skill and 
promise when she bested JOKAROF TROCAR.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal! 
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that TROCAR has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, TROCAR, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in TROCAR again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIRAN 1927                   14   4  1   138       THE WHITE COMPANY (201)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBBER BULLET 2503           12   1  0    97       USELESS TOOLS (219)
-MICROSOFT 2483               10   5  0    91       USELESS TOOLS (219)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE LIMPER 1844              16   8  0    86       THE WHITE COMPANY (201)
 MERGEN 1899                  12  10  1    86       THE BLACK COMPANY (185)
 FOZZY 2398                   14   5  1    85       THE MUPPETS (20)
 CERISA 2414                  19  24  1    83       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-RAVEN CLAW 2461               9   9  1    80       RUNNING AMOK (238)
-CROAKER 1898                  9  12  0    79       THE BLACK COMPANY (185)
 COOKIE MONSTER 262           17   5  0    71       THE MUPPETS (20)
 RALPH 2397                    8  11  1    69       THE MUPPETS (20)

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)
-JOURNEY 1900                 12   9  0    59       THE BLACK COMPANY (185)
 MOUSETRAP 2521                8   3  1    58       USELESS TOOLS (219)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NO-STICK TAPE 2541            7   2  0    55       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 BALZ WEBER 2611               5   3  0    53       BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)
-IRON TALON 2460              12  12  0    52       RUNNING AMOK (238)
 SLOW GIN FIZZ 2556            7   0  0    50       INDULGENT DRINKS (256)
 A.O. HELL 2523                7   3  0    46       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 URS BOLLINGER 2609            6   2  0    42       BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)
 KILLER BEE 2596               3   5  0    40       PLAGUES (273)
 CASS 2629                     6   1  0    39       DREIHDENWALD (279)
 IN-LAWS 2593                  5   3  0    38       PLAGUES (273)
 LORD HALIFAX 2625             7   0  0    37       DREIHDENWALD (279)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVERBOLT 2554               5   6  0    35       RUNNING AMOK (238)
 YVES CORMINBEUF 2654          3   2  0    34       BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIREFLASH 2459                6   6  2    32       RUNNING AMOK (238)
 SIR CASWALLAWN 2617           3   4  1    32       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
 FINNIGAN 2615                 2   5  0    31       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
-MU 2674                       1   1  0    31       WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)
 LAWYER 2595                   4   4  0    29       PLAGUES (273)
 RIZZO 2405                    7   5  0    28       THE MUPPETS (20)
 RED EYE 2542                  7   5  0    27       INDULGENT DRINKS (256)
-WARLEGGAN 2630                2   4  0    27       WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)
-SCUM III 2034                 8   2  0    26       THE BLACK COMPANY (185)
 THUNDERBIRD 2555              5   4  0    25       INDULGENT DRINKS (256)
 WHITE RUSSIAN 2652            4   1  0    24       INDULGENT DRINKS (256)
-LUR 2632                      4   2  0    24       WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)
 MARK SCHUPPLI 2653            3   2  0    24       BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SVEN DUMUSC 2612              4   4  0    23       BUTZBERG 'CROSS (276)
-SAHARA 2387                   1   1  0    23       THE BLACK COMPANY (185)
 TALION 2626                   3   4  0    22       DREIHDENWALD (279)
 FIREANT 2592                  3   5  0    22       PLAGUES (273)
-KAT CHI 2620                  3   1  0    22       KATHOUSE (278)
 ODDMAN 2693                   1   0  0    22       DREIHDENWALD (279)
 DAROSHTAN 2602                5   4  0    19       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-TWO 2492                      4   5  2    19       MISSSPELLED (262)
-OLD MONKEY JUTE 2634          3   3  0    18       WOLFSPIDER'S GANG (280)
 SIR LOIN OF BEEF 2618         4   3  1    16       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
-ANGLE OF DOOM 2489            2   7  1    16       MISSSPELLED (262)
 LOCUST 2594                   2   6  0    16       PLAGUES (273)
-MINA 2656                     1   0  0    16       ELDRITCH FURY (268)
 MOCHAOMHOG 2616               1   6  0    15       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
-DUALMASTER 2515               4   2  0    14       MISSSPELLED (262)
-SUM-TING RONG 2669            2   0  0    14       MIKE'S MORTUARY (285)
 WIMPLES 2640                  3   4  0    13       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 HAVELOCK THE DANE 2614        2   5  0    13       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
-KATZEN JAMMER 2624            1   3  1    13       KATHOUSE (278)
-AYEBALL 2668                  1   1  0    11       MISSSPELLED (262)
 WIMPERETTA 2655               3   1  0    10       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-KATRINE 2622                  1   3  0    10       KATHOUSE (278)
 ANIAKIN 2386                  1   3  0    10       THE WHITE COMPANY (201)
 MOLLY 2681                    1   0  0    10       DREIHDENWALD (279)
-KAT CHING 2623                1   3  0     6       KATHOUSE (278)
-KATFISH 2662                  0   2  0     2       KATHOUSE (278)
 JOKAROF TROCAR 2682           0   2  0     2       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 SAM 2692                      0   1  0     1       THE MUPPETS (20)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ALUM 2627              2  3 0 DREIHDENWALD 279      KATZEN JAMMER 2624    173         
SLIPPERY NIPPLE 2478  14 10 1 INDULGENT DRINKS 256  BIRAN 1927            175         
DA DRIVEN 2683         0  1 0 THE WHITE COMPANY 201 MASTER JARETH OKAR 23 175 NONE    
GASTOLPHO 2633         2  2 0 WOLFSPIDER'S GANG 280 SIR LOIN OF BEEF 2618 172 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Slippery Nipple -- Hmmm...you are slippery.  (wink)  But let's see for how.... --
Biran

To All -- We are back home again after a long departure.  (Although to some peoples'
dismay, I'm sure.)  ;)  Greetings to you all.  *salutes*  Even you, Green Eyes. --
Silver Stroke, mgr. White Company

All -- Hmmm...do I smell a wet dog?  I wonder if my paw footed, fungus toed cretin is
coming back ....  *sniff*  *sniff*  Oh yeah, I can smell him, hehehe.  (Hi, Woelfe.)
-- Silver Stroke

Cre -- They don't call me the Limper for nothing. -- the Limper

All -- These may be my last words; Silver isn't to fond of those who can't hold their
own.  *cry*  Maybe the Woelfe has a spot for me?  Hey, I can't fight, but I can fix
pretty much anything under or above the sun. -- Aniakian, the soon to be departed

The Limper -- For someone with a bum leg, you're damned spry. -- Cerisa

Locust -- You cute little pussy, you!  I am just SOOO impressed. -- Wimples

Finnigan -- You're pompous?  Great!  Say something pompous for me! -- Daroshtan

Aniakin -- And I WOULD have said no, if you'd asked for mercy.  You--and everyone--
OWE me. -- Wimperetta

Sum Ting Rong -- I'll say!  What's wrong is you won!  It should have been me. --
Jokarof Trocar

Rubber Bullet -- You call that big?  I've seen...ah, maybe I'd better not finish that
sentence.  But it wasn't all that big. -- Cerisa

Crip -- Joey Abeq:  a parry-striker (which may explain the skill degradation,
everyone says this is a weird style) 9-10-14-11-15-10-15  QS, very low/low learns
dec. Graduated with an expert in parry and an adex in decise.  Normal endurance,
takes normal damage, does good damage. -- Nick for Traders of Trocar

Gruumsh -- (purring)  I would start by putting you at ease, a drink, a light meal, a
back rub....  Then...something more.  I just love those big, tough, manly consonants
and the hint of tenderness in the double vowel. -- Wimperetta, licking her fangs in
anticipation

Shadowmere -- It didn't used to run every year, but it seems to be doing so now, and
you have doubtless had your notification, yes?  Because it ran already. -- Nick

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your
team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA DRIVEN was butchered by MASTER JARETH OKARRA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MOUSETRAP unbelievably bested BALZ WEBER in a exciting 13 minute Challenge duel.
BIRAN murdered SLIPPERY NIPPLE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
SLOW GIN FIZZ overpowered SIR CASWALLAWN in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LAWYER viciously subdued WIMPLES in a action packed 3 minute gory Challenge brawl.
FINNIGAN was bested by URS BOLLINGER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
IN-LAWS slimly won victory over SILVERBOLT in a 6 minute Challenge fight.
A.O. HELL vanquished WHITE RUSSIAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
MOCHAOMHOG was overpowered by LORD HALIFAX in a 4 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
FIREANT overpowered JOKAROF TROCAR in a 3 minute uneven Challenge match.
SIR LOIN OF BEEF was beaten by MARK SCHUPPLI in a 4 minute brutal Challenge fight.
HAVELOCK THE DANE was demolished by YVES CORMINBEUF in a 1 minute competition.
RUBBER BULLET luckily beat MERGEN in a 2 minute bloody match.
RALPH was narrowly defeated by CERISA in a 2 minute gory master's conflict.
FOZZY won victory over GURTARGAN MONK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
THE LIMPER outwaited COOKIE MONSTER in a unpopular 11 minute veteran's fray.
RIZZO was bested by CASS in a 1 minute brawl.
NO-STICK TAPE overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
RED EYE was beaten by KILLER BEE in a 2 minute match.
SVEN DUMUSC narrowly defeated DAROSHTAN in a 2 minute bloody conflict.
ANIAKIN was devastated by TALION in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
THUNDERBIRD won victory over LOCUST in a 1 minute match.
WIMPERETTA was overpowered by ODDMAN in a 1 minute uneven fray.
MOLLY handily defeated SAM in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         TOTAL PARRY       50 -  23 -  0      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        23 -  19 -  3      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  16 -  2      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  16 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  27 -  4      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   57 -  66 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  31 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  30 -  3      35  |

Turn 175 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   BIRAN 1927                 14   4  1  138 THE WHITE COMPANY (201)
WALL OF STEEL    RUBBER BULLET 2503         12   1  0   97 USELESS TOOLS (219)
TOTAL PARRY      THE LIMPER 1844            16   8  0   86 THE WHITE COMPANY (201)
STRIKING ATTACK  MERGEN 1899                12  10  1   86 THE BLACK COMPANY (185)
LUNGING ATTACK   FOZZY 2398                 14   5  1   85 THE MUPPETS (20)
PARRY-LUNGE      A.O. HELL 2523              7   3  0   46 USELESS TOOLS (219)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CASS 2629                   6   1  0   39 DREIHDENWALD (279)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is CERISA 2414.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SILVERBOLT 2554.  The ten other most popular fighters were BALZ WEBER 2611, LAWYER 
2595, FINNIGAN 2615, IN-LAWS 2593, MERGEN 1899, SIR CASWALLAWN 2617, YVES CORMINBEUF 
2654, FOZZY 2398, SVEN DUMUSC 2612, and BIRAN 1927.

The least popular fighter this week was COOKIE MONSTER 262.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE LIMPER 1844, MOUSETRAP 2521, SAM 2692, WIMPERETTA 2655, 
ANIAKIN 2386, WHITE RUSSIAN 2652, DA DRIVEN 2683, LOCUST 2594, TALION 2626, and CASS 
2629.

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

BIRAN (54-1927) THE WHITE COMPANY (201)

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff