DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/10/2003    Duedate: 10/23/2003

ARADI ARENA

DM-60    TURN-322

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VERISIMILITUDE
ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
(60-6550) [19-14-0,146]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VERISIMILITUDE                 MURRAY
ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)         POWER BROKERS (527)
(60-6550) [19-14-0,146]        (60-6661) [5-1-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BIGGLES                        CYCLONE
BUMS 'R' US (465)              NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
(60-6032) [16-28-0,102]        (60-6816) [0-1-0,1]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

POWER BROKERS (527)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WIMPS OF DEATH (66)         64
2. NIHILISTIC ENDEAVOR (538)   43      REDLANDS PELETON (520)
3. BLACK FRIARS (521)          43      Unchartered Team
4. BLOOD RELATED (395)         42
5. I'M WITH STUPID (531)       38      POWER BROKERS (527)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*POWER BROKERS (527)       23   7  5 76.7   1/ 1*POWER BROKERS (527)      10  5 1
 2/ 2 REDLANDS PELETON (520)     7   3  0 70.0   2/ 7 R.J.G. (475)             10  5 0
 3/ 4 ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)   100  55  5 64.5   3/14 WIMPS OF DEATH (66)       9  6 1
 4/ 6 SWIFT CURRENT (468)       74  61  6 54.8   4/ 4 LOCK-OUT (368)            9  6 0
 5/ 9 LOCK-OUT (368)            21  18  0 53.8   5/ 3 OGRES ARE US (270)        8  6 0
 6/ 7 WIMPS OF DEATH (66)      502 440 30 53.3   6/ 9 FA CHING (388)            7  1 0
 7/10 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)  547 488 19 52.9   7/12 CLUB CULTURE (424)        7  4 0
 8/ 8 DEMONS OF DARKNESS (430) 129 117 11 52.4   8/ 2 ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)    7  4 0
 9/11 WILD CARDS (148)         666 609 25 52.2   9/ 8 WILD CARDS (148)          7  6 0
10-12 DEATH STUDS VII (301)    292 268  8 52.1  10/ 5 RED DOG GANG (476)        7  8 1
11/13 SHADOW SIGNS (491)        47  45  1 51.1  11/16 SWIFT CURRENT (468)       5  3 0
12/14 BLOOD RELATED (395)      118 115  4 50.6  12/ 6 DEMONS OF DARKNESS (430)  5  5 1
13/15 WINTERHOLM (478)          41  40  1 50.6  13-11*WING HOVE (529)           5  5 0
14/ 3*INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)      4   4  1 50.0  14/21 SHADOW SIGNS (491)        5  9 0
15/29*LETHAL ANATOMY II (512)    3   3  0 50.0  15/13 4000 BLOWS (107)          5  9 0
16/17 CLUB CULTURE (424)       127 128  7 49.8  16/15 BLACK FRIARS (521)        5 10 2
17/19 INGRATE WHITE NORT (348) 118 129  9 47.8  17/22*INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)     4  4 1
18/18 THIEVES GUILD (396)       99 110  5 47.4  18/18 WINTERHOLM (478)          4  5 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 OGRES ARE US (270)       113 129  2 46.7  19/25 LEGALESE (449)            4  9 1
20/21 4000 BLOWS (107)         520 601 26 46.4  20/20 THIEVES GUILD (396)       4 11 1
21/22 BUMS 'R' US (465)        112 141  0 44.3  21/24 BLOOD RELATED (395)       3  4 0
22/24 FA CHING (388)            65  88  3 42.5  22/26 BUMS 'R' US (465)         3  6 0
23/ 0 JOKA MASHER! (283)       149 206  6 42.0  23/ 0*NIHILISTIC ENDEAVO (538)  2  3 1
24-26 KUNGFOOLERY (509)         29  41  5 41.4  24/ 0*I'M WITH STUPID (531)     2  3 0
25/25 BLACK FRIARS (521)        19  27  3 41.3  25/ 0 FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)    2  3 0
26/27 LEGALESE (449)            36  52  2 40.9  26/32 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)   2  7 0
27-28*WING HOVE (529)            8  12  1 40.0  27/31*SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)    2  8 0
28/ 0*NIHILISTIC ENDEAVO (538)   2   3  1 40.0  28-28*THE UPSTARTS III (510)    1  1 0
29/ 0 FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)    47  75  1 38.5  29/ 0 JOKA MASHER! (283)        1  1 0
30/30 RED DOG GANG (476)       211 349  3 37.7  30/36*LETHAL ANATOMY II (512)   1  2 0
31-31*THE UPSTARTS III (510)    12  20  1 37.5  31/23 REDLANDS PELETON (520)    1  2 0
32/32 R.J.G. (475)              45  78  1 36.6  32/34 INGRATE WHITE NORT (348)  1  2 0
33/36*SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)     5  11  0 31.3  33-29*DEVIL'S REQUIEM (384)     1  3 1
34-34*DEVIL'S REQUIEM (384)      9  20  1 31.0  34-10 KUNGFOOLERY (509)         1  4 0
35/35*BEERBARIANS (528)          6  15  3 28.6  35/19*BEERBARIANS (528)         1  5 1
36/ 0*I'M WITH STUPID (531)      2   5  0 28.6  36-37*RED AVENGERS (487)        0  2 0
37/ 0*DARK TOGS (526)            2  10  0 16.7  37/ 0*DARK TOGS (526)           0  2 0
38-37*RED AVENGERS (487)         0   4  0  0.0  38-38 DEATH STUDS VII (301)     0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #16 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Possibly Zuwayza:

     It seemed to take Tankesh forever to fall out of the Gate, his motion slowed to
the point where he wasn't even sure he was moving at all.  And then there was a sort
of soundless click, and the floor came up fast and hard, knocking the breath out of
him as he hit and rolled.
     Voices speaking akkhadic, upper-class accents.  Shouting.  No time to sort
things out.  Gasping for breath but too well-trained to pause, he rolled to his feet
with his sword out, ending crouched and ready for anything.  By the grace of all the
gods, he was face to face with the Karnhorn vizier, Khannarth.  The man who had
betrayed his city and his ruler, plotted with the Satrap's First Wife to turn over
the Zuwayza to the minions of Inzolas, tried to have the Satrap's Second Wife and
Tankesh killed.....  Ah, it was GOOD to be here, now, and ready.
     The Vizier was looking past him and commanding someone to "get him!"
     Right, voices, plural.  Other people in the room.  Probably guards.  Tankesh
took a quick slash at the retreating Vizier; not a killing blow, but he felt the
resistance of clothing and flesh.  Continued the motion into a turn.  Right, guards.
Two...three.  Startled by his arrival out of nowhere, not expecting him to come
around so fast.  The first man would never have a chance to adjust his thinking; the
slash aimed at HIM gutted him and nearly cut him in two.  The second was a little
farther back.  He might recover, if he got the bleeding stopped in time.  But with
only one hand left to use, that wasn't likely.  Shocked by the unexpected and extreme
violence, he was out of the fight.  Khannarth was screaming orders behind him, and
the third man was leveling his spear for a charge.  Stupid weapon to carry indoors,
maybe it was tradition, maybe it was just ornamental, didn't matter.
     Tankesh edged to the right, drawing the spearman's attention with him.  When the
man was fully committed, all his momentum focused into the charge, Tankesh ducked to
the left.  Tripped over his first victim but rolled and came up again, whacked the
spear in two in passing, kicked the man in the belly as his charge brought him within 
range, and turned to face Khannarth again.
     The Vizier was holding his robes against a bleeding chest wound with one hand
and tugging on a bell-pull with the other.  Tankesh lunged closer and cut through
bell rope.
     And then froze as a man with a cocked and ready crossbow appeared in the doorway
behind the Vizier.  More than one man, and several with crossbows.  Karnhorns, of
course.  Damn.  They were all dressed alike, no doubt a uniform, but not the same as
worn by the three guards he'd just dealt with.  Khannarth began babbling out
accusations and orders.
     The first of the newcomers silenced him with a curt word.  "You will BOTH
explain yourself to the Exalted Satrap, may His justice be swift and sure," the man
said.  He gestured them out into the hallway with his crossbow.  "Now."

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ARADI once again!  You know what they say about the herd of 
lions who studied a judge...  WIMPS OF DEATH moved up 11 places, to 3rd.  BEERBARIANS 
bit the big one as they could not win.  They dropped from 19th down to 35th!  Are you 
guy giving lessons or what?  Some people say I ramble too much, I don't say anything 
relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well FA CHING moved up 3, to 6th.  ARADI's 
got someone new to push around.  C'mon everyone, challenge NIHILISTIC ENDEAVOR.  
Let's see how long they last.  What's with BOONE?  He actually beat JOKA MASHER!'s 
PUTZ'N ALONG, and walked away with 31 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at 
REDLANDS PELETON.  GENEVIEVE lost 17 points to SYRINGE.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe GENEVIEVE will provide more easy wins...  ARADI has a Duelmaster who 
doesn't sit back and get lazy.  She challenged CLUB CULTURE's UNDERGROUND BEAT 
(16-20-1), which should prove (ahem!) interesting.  UNDERGROUND BEAT was reminded on 
the sands why VERISIMILITUDE is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give 
up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was LOCK-OUT.  The bums at BLOOD RELATED couldn't face the 
challenges from LOCK-OUT!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being 
the most challenged warrior, GREEDYGUT!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back 
to haunt you.  BLOODY HELL of BLOOD RELATED knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged 
TEACUP TERRIER of RED DOG GANG who is up by 25.  Now was this a wise move?  BLOODY 
HELL perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he overcame TEACUP TERRIER and ended up 
with 20 recognition points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of 
fights that THE HOLLOW gets in.  He fights people like KILWICK, 15 points below.  I 
thought THE HOLLOW showed great skill and promise when he lost to KILWICK.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  LAZY EYE, with his forgettable 5-8-0,  was killed 
by DEMURRER in a forgettable match.  BUMS 'R' US didn't seem to mind very much.  
Someone told NEWCASTLE that BLACK FRIARS never Bloodfeuded, that he'd have an easy 
kill.  Well, I'm sure whoever misled you is right sorry.  NEWCASTLE was plum wore out 
after GUILDENSTERN pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  BEERBARIANS'll have to get a 
little better before going after GUILDENSTERN again!  HELMS larned his lesson (FRUB 
taught it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any WIMPS OF DEATH 
members with the same gusto.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  
You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VERISIMILITUDE 6550          19  14  0   146       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUTZ'N ALONG 5437            25  19  0   144       JOKA MASHER! (283)
 ACHONDROPLASIA 6546          12   2  1   113       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
-MICHAEL J'EH FOX 5263        16  11  1   112       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
-BEEROPOLY 5374               14  12  1   112       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
 THE LIMELIGHT 6104           24  12  0   106       CLUB CULTURE (424)
 RIFF 6452                     9   4  1   103       SWIFT CURRENT (468)
 BIGGLES 6032                 16  28  0   102       BUMS 'R' US (465)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK EYE 6163               11   6  0   101       JOKA MASHER! (283)
 BOONE 6090                   12  34  0    98       RED DOG GANG (476)
 UNDERGROUND BEAT 6083        16  20  1    96       CLUB CULTURE (424)
 BLACK CAT 6268               13   8  0    96       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
 LUMMOX 6092                  17  42  0    93       RED DOG GANG (476)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SPOTLIGHT 6329           14  12  1    90       CLUB CULTURE (424)
-TRANSCENDENTALISM 6547       15   8  0    87       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
-TOO ICKY 5937                11   8  0    87       BLOOD RELATED (395)
 BLACKBURST 5025               7  12  0    87       FA CHING (388)
 SYRINGE 6003                 11   5  0    84       BLOOD RELATED (395)
 ACUTE 6048                    9   4  0    84       THIEVES GUILD (396)
-THUNDRA 5122                 14  12  1    81       FA CHING (388)
-LAR'EH WALKER 5825            8   4  1    81       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
 SIR ZESTALOT 6557             8   2  0    81       4000 BLOWS (107)
 PREJUDICE 5644               10   7  0    80       LEGALESE (449)
-JACARANDA 6129               10   5  0    78       WINTERHOLM (478)
 BULL DOGGAM 6088             16  26  0    74       RED DOG GANG (476)
 QUICKSAND 6554                8   3  1    74       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 AVIENDHA 4721                16  15  0    73       FA CHING (388)
 HEADROCK 3430                13  13  0    73       OGRES ARE US (270)
 SIRIUS 6193                  13  18  1    70       RED DOG GANG (476)
 GAZREKK 6438                  7   4  1    70       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
 LORD OF THE O RINGS 6022     16   8  1    68       WILD CARDS (148)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DANICA 1872                  11  17  0    66       FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)
 GENEVIEVE 6576                7   3  0    63       REDLANDS PELETON (520)
-IRREVOCABILITY 6549          12   9  1    60       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
 THORNE 5259                   6   1  0    58       FA CHING (388)
 IVAN 2565                     4   4  0    57       FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURRAY 6661                   5   1  0    56       POWER BROKERS (527)
 NAPPY DUGOUT 6080            11  10  0    55       WILD CARDS (148)
 KILWICK 6130                  9   8  0    54       WINTERHOLM (478)
 KAPRIKORN 6151                9   6  1    53       WINTERHOLM (478)
 PRIME MINISTER 6011           7   7  0    52       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
 DEMURRER 5828                 8   6  1    50       LEGALESE (449)
 CANTWELL 6664                 5   1  2    50       POWER BROKERS (527)
-GUMMI GHOUL 6411              5   2  1    49       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
 SLOUGH 6134                  11   6  1    48       SWIFT CURRENT (468)
-KIK-BUTO 6396                 9   5  0    48       KUNGFOOLERY (509)
 KOBE 4497                     6   4  0    48       LOCK-OUT (368)
 FRUB 6794                     3   0  0    48       WIMPS OF DEATH (66)
 WHITE RAVEN 6484              8   4  1    47       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
 WINKER X 6470                 7   7  0    47       4000 BLOWS (107)
-KUNG POW KICKIN' 6571         5   5  1    45       KUNGFOOLERY (509)
 BLUE BEANIE 6461              6   5  1    41       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
-O'RIORDAN 6128                6  10  0    41       WINTERHOLM (478)
 OBITER DICTA 5860             5   5  1    41       LEGALESE (449)
 THE AYL'M'ER 6056             7  11  0    40       4000 BLOWS (107)
 MISTRESS BOMBTRONIC 6617      6   3  1    40       WILD CARDS (148)
 MC CAIN 6662                  5   1  0    40       POWER BROKERS (527)
 HELMS 6660                    5   1  2    39       POWER BROKERS (527)
 LACHES 5642                   7  10  0    37       LEGALESE (449)
 IKER 6505                     4   1  0    35       R.J.G. (475)
 MARBURY 4499                  8   3  0    34       LOCK-OUT (368)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYVIN 5258                    6   3  1    33       FA CHING (388)
 THE HOLLOW 6118               6   6  1    33       THIEVES GUILD (396)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUILDENSTERN 6785             2   1  1    33       BLACK FRIARS (521)
-THE SHREW 6450                1   1  1    33       DEVIL'S REQUIEM (384)
 SMIRLIN 6568                  6   8  0    30       OGRES ARE US (270)
 TYVINREK 6513                 4   1  0    29       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
 TEACUP TERRIER 6569           6   8  1    27       RED DOG GANG (476)
 GOLDFISH 6718                 3   2  0    27       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
 SOMFMA 6797                   3   0  0    27       OGRES ARE US (270)
 PIPSQUEAK 6810                2   0  0    27       WIMPS OF DEATH (66)
 SCABBY 6514                   7   5  0    26       BLOOD RELATED (395)
 BUSH 6663                     3   3  1    26       POWER BROKERS (527)
 UNUSUAL VIOLENCE 6595         4   1  0    25       R.J.G. (475)
-TALON 6736                    2   1  0    25       WING HOVE (529)
-CHOPSTICKS 6596               2   6  0    25       KUNGFOOLERY (509)
 RIP RAP 6599                  4   2  0    24       SWIFT CURRENT (468)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIPLICATE THUNDER 6616       4   5  0    23       WILD CARDS (148)
-HERROL 6694                   3   1  0    23       WING HOVE (529)
-MR OBLIVIOUS 6413             1   4  0    23       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
-SHURIKEN 6615                 2   5  0    22       KUNGFOOLERY (509)
 NEWCASTLE 6669                3   3  3    21       BEERBARIANS (528)
 SPINNING 6710                 3   1  1    21       CLUB CULTURE (424)
-EARL OF ZIPPY 6566            2   2  0    21       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
 GREEDYGUT 6371                5   3  0    20       WINTERHOLM (478)
 BLOODY HELL 6821              1   1  0    20       BLOOD RELATED (395)
 SYDA HAMMIE 6667              5   2  0    19       OGRES ARE US (270)
 TOGS STINKER 6588             4   1  0    19       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
 LEBRON 6767                   3   1  0    19       LOCK-OUT (368)
-JAMIS 6735                    2   1  1    19       WING HOVE (529)
-THE PROPHET 6382              2   2  0    19       DEVIL'S REQUIEM (384)
-BEERZILLA 6170                2   3  0    19       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
 FREEP 6812                    2   0  0    19       WIMPS OF DEATH (66)
 SANDSTORM 6813                1   0  0    19       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 SPONGEBOB 6504                4   1  0    18       R.J.G. (475)
-ANDROGENOUS STRAIN 6412       3   3  0    18       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
 BARON 6765                    3   1  0    18       LOCK-OUT (368)
 SON OF BLOODLUST 6823         2   0  0    18       4000 BLOWS (107)
 APEP 6855                     1   0  1    16       NIHILISTIC ENDEAVOR (538)
 ZANN 6830                     1   1  0    16       INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)
 EXCESSIVE NOSEHAIR 6834       1   1  0    16       SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)
 HENRY IV 6899                 1   0  0    15       BLACK FRIARS (521)
 PIKEL 5808                    3   2  0    12       FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)
 PULL MY FINGER 6625           3   3  0    12       SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)
-THE HERETIC 6399              2   2  0    12       DEVIL'S REQUIEM (384)
-BLOODLUST SHOCKER 6715        1   0  1    12       BLOOD RELATED (395)
 DIE DIE THIGH 6447            1   1  0    12       LETHAL ANATOMY II (512)
-SILK 6632                     3   2  0    11       KUNGFOOLERY (509)
 FLORIN FALCONHAND 5750        2   5  0    11       FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)
 INSISTANT BEGGAR 6630         2   1  0    11       BUMS 'R' US (465)
 PIGGY 6655                    1   2  0    11       DARK TOGS (526)
 MARSH 6829                    1   1  0    11       INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)
 SHIVA 6853                    1   0  0    11       NIHILISTIC ENDEAVOR (538)
 SLACKJAW 6750                 1   0  0    11       I'M WITH STUPID (531)
 DOVE FALCONHAND 5770          2   4  0    10       FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)
 OBED 6831                     1   1  1    10       INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)
 DINGEY 6480                   1   3  0    10       SWIFT CURRENT (468)
 DUMB 6749                     1   0  0    10       I'M WITH STUPID (531)
 BUPKES 6859                   1   0  0    10       WIMPS OF DEATH (66)
 HURRICANE 6815                1   0  0    10       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 TUNE IN TOKYO 6627            1   1  0     9       SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)
 TOGS LOSER 6619               1   2  0     9       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
 GOURMET GRUEL 6730            2   2  0     8       R.J.G. (475)
 ROSENCRANTZ 6786              1   2  0     7       BLACK FRIARS (521)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILLOW 6659                   0   3  0     7       DARK TOGS (526)
 T-MAC 6806                    1   2  0     6       LOCK-OUT (368)
 VORPAL BUNNY 6731             1   3  0     6       R.J.G. (475)
 SLIPKNOT 6674                 0   6  0     6       THIEVES GUILD (396)
 ARKHAM 6832                   1   0  0     5       INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)
 KARATE WRECKER 6693           0   5  0     5       THIEVES GUILD (396)
 HOSCHA 6835                   0   1  0     4       OGRES ARE US (270)
-TAY STARLE 6808               0   2  0     2       WING HOVE (529)
 GARLIC BREATH 6626            0   2  0     2       SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)
 CYCLONE 6816                  0   1  0     1       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 DUNWICH 6833                  0   1  0     1       INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)
 NUMSKULL 6751                 0   1  0     1       I'M WITH STUPID (531)
-PRONOUN 6819                  0   1  0     1       RED AVENGERS (487)
 DICHABOD 6912                 0   1  0     1       THIEVES GUILD (396)
 SNIRP 6858                    0   1  0     1       WIMPS OF DEATH (66)
 JORMUNGOUND 6854              0   1  0     1       NIHILISTIC ENDEAVOR (538)
 SUBROGATION 6850              0   1  0     1       LEGALESE (449)
 DUSTSTORM 6814                0   1  0     1       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 RASPBERRY STOLI 6860          0   1  0     1       CLUB CULTURE (424)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR 4        0  1 0   1                   APEP 6855             322 NONE    
SCRUDLUST 6861         0  1 0 4000 BLOWS 107        GARGOYLE PRINCE 25    322 NONE    
DR. MONKEYWOMAN 6623   3  3 1 4000 BLOWS 107        KAPRIKORN 6151        321         
DOUBLE DIAMOND 6671    2  2 0 BEERBARIANS 528       CYMBELINE 6734        320 REVENGED
OLD SPECKLED HEN 6672  1  4 0 BEERBARIANS 528       GUILDENSTERN 6785     321         
J.W. DUNDEE 6744       0  1 0 BEERBARIANS 528       BLOODLUST SHOCKE 6715 319         
DEATH'S DOOR 6900      0  1 0 BLACK FRIARS 521      GARGOYLE PRINCE 25    322 NONE    
DEAD MAN 6901          0  1 0 BLACK FRIARS 521      BORED ELF 19          322 NONE    
OTHELLO 6733           1  1 0 BLACK FRIARS 521      NEWCASTLE 6669        319 JUST REV
CYMBELINE 6734         1  3 1 BLACK FRIARS 521      NEWCASTLE 6669        321 JUST REV
LAZY EYE 6564          5  8 0 BUMS 'R' US 465       DEMURRER 5828         322         
JORDAN 6658            1  1 0 DARK TOGS 526         MISTRESS BOMBTRO 6617 318 NOT REVE
NOPE 6841              0  1 0 I'M WITH STUPID 531   ARENAMASTER HARKON 23 322 NONE    
NOT YET 6842           0  1 0 I'M WITH STUPID 531   MARINE TROLL 18       322 NONE    
PINKY OF DOOM 6443     2  2 0 LETHAL ANATOMY II 512 BLUE BEANIE 6461      321         
TARGET PRACTICE 6857   0  1 0 NIHILISTIC ENDEAV 538 STONE GOLEM 26        322 NONE    
OZYMANDIUS 6856        0  1 0 NIHILISTIC ENDEAV 538 ARNIE SHEW 21         322 NONE    
CEPL 6666              2  3 0 OGRES ARE US 270      TEACUP TERRIER 6569   320         
CRUEL RUG 6852         0  1 0 SHADOW SIGNS 491      DARK CHAMPION 24      322 NONE    
MEAN RUG 6851          0  1 0 SHADOW SIGNS 491      STONE GOLEM 26        322 NONE    
GONE 6753              0  1 0 WIMPS OF DEATH 66     HELMS 6660            319 JUST REV
ERRING RIFT 6697       1  3 0 WING HOVE 529         BUSH 6663             321         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Excessive Nosehair -- Love your name.  Love the way you don't fight. -- Pipsqueak

Die Die Thigh -- A hell of a thing to run up against someone like me on your first
fight.  I knew a Dee Dee once. -- Freep

Goldfish -- "Goldfish is overcoming his foe".  "Frub is winning".  Frub wins!!!  What
a great fight.  That shield really hurts when it hits you in the lower body, doesn't
it? -- Frub

TOGS Contestants -- The Wimps are still looking for a few wimpy fighters.  If you
know of any, send them to our guild house. -- Wimpy

Rillion -- I don't keep track of my record vs. each manager, but I do know I

consistently get served by you.  Pinky was a triplet, but I never liked the trips all
that much.  Anyway, if I do BF you it will only be a feeble attempt to rape you of
skills.  I salute your bloodlustiness.... -- Nuln, also mgr. of Lethal Anatomy II

Kaprikorn -- And you as well.  Serves me right, being a little too greedy for skills.
-- Nuln

Helms -- Either you have 15 hidden FE, or I need to lose some weight.  Wait, don't
answer that. -- the Ayl'm'er

Freep -- Well fought.  I made a lot of noise banging on your shield, but that was
about it. -- Die Die Thigh

Transcendentalism -- I can't pronounce your name, but I can count the number of
skills you gave me.  Thank you, Mr. T. -- Sir Zestalot

Garlic Breath -- Give Trident a try. -- Son of Bloodlust

Kilwick -- Good to know that there's at least one person I'm faster than.  I just
hope Nuln can remember that. -- Winker X

All -- Good luck to all TOGS competitors. -- Judge, mgr. of Legalese

Wimpy -- Good to see you, partner.  I am looking forward to our upcoming TOGS run. --
Judge

Hombre -- Dickabod!  Now that might be funnier than midgets and monkeys! -- Ganolus

On second thought, maybe we you should have had Snotty try that instead.  We'll
see....

Irrevocability -- Shouldn't have laughed at my weapon of choice; you didn't laugh
long, did ya? -- Riff

Nuln -- The time is near, my friend, are you ready to rock?  Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, the Delta
is so nice this time of year.  :)  Be ready, my friend. -- Barnabas

Death Stud -- What happened to mighty mouth Master Evil?  He seems to have vanished;
knew he couldn't hang, thought it would take a little longer though.  Your pal. --
Barnabas
P.S.  Too bad, I was going to invite him to the party; kinda fun to watch someone
sobbing in a corner after their warriors go two and out.

Hombre -- Hey man, that wasn't you holding the work for food sign, was it?  Thought
that blind man gig down on Broadway was paying you fairly well.  In either case, it's
good to see you back in action. -- Barnabas

Ganolus -- Glad to hear you're back in action (I think), hope the old house can
handle ya. -- Barnabas

I think a team revamp may be in order before the TOGS! contest.  Hmmm who gets a trip
to the DA? -- Ghoti

Achodroplasia -- What?  I don't understand that word.  It's too long, not like
"Walk," or "Dinner," or, well, "Down."  Besides, you moved in circles around me, and
that made me horribly dizzy.  I hate that. -- Lummox

Blackburst -- Only a REALLY MEAN PERSON would throw a water balloon for a dog on the
pretense that it's a ball.  What did you expect me to do when I bit it and it burst?
Of course I howled and ran away.  Any dog would.  We don't like things to be
unexpected.  We like them to be orderly and familiar.  Don't do that again. -- Boone

Prejudice -- You're a DOG-HATER!  Don't bother to deny it.  I can tell.  Dogs can
ALWAYS tell.  You're OUT TO GET ME. -- Sirius, the Dog Star

Black Cat -- (snarl, snap)  (snappity snap)  (yelp!) -- Bull Doggam

White Raven -- Good heavens, woman!  You're not supposed to pour TEA into that cup!
-- Teacup Terrier the Scalded

Cepl -- But there's the dead tourney.  And you could be in the story anyway, if you
were merely crippled and unfit for arena work instead of killed. -- Teacup Terrier
and Spot of Red Dog Gang, both sympathetic of the problems that strike an author
using a mortal cast

Ed. -- I can catch a stick as well as a tennis ball.  They aren't as resilient to
chew on, but they do shred nicely. -- Lummox
P.S.  I can change a quarterstaff into a nickel and a few battered pennies with no
effort.

     Do you ever get splinters?  That'd be no fun at all. -- Ed., just curious

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

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

DEATH'S DOOR was butchered by GARGOYLE PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NOPE was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER HARKON in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
DEAD MAN was murdered by BORED ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NOT YET was slaughtered by MARINE TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
TARGET PRACTICE was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SCRUDLUST was assassinated by GARGOYLE PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
OZYMANDIUS was barely slain by ARNIE SHEW in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
CRUEL RUG was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
MEAN RUG was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena competition.
GUILDENSTERN defeated NEWCASTLE in a action packed 1 minute Bloodfeud melee.
ACHONDROPLASIA vanquished BIGGLES in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
MURRAY lost to SIRIUS in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
PRIME MINISTER overpowered THE AYL'M'ER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
VERISIMILITUDE beat UNDERGROUND BEAT in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title fight.
RIFF handily defeated LUMMOX in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SIR ZESTALOT beat GAZREKK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory Challenge conflict.
PREJUDICE slimly lost to BLACK CAT in a 2 minute bloody Challenge bout.
BLACKBURST vanquished BULL DOGGAM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
ACUTE bested AVIENDHA in a 2 minute master's Challenge brawl.
DEMURRER assassinated LAZY EYE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
WHITE RAVEN was beaten by LORD OF THE O RINGS in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
CANTWELL overpowered SMIRLIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
THE HOLLOW was devastated by KILWICK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
THORNE narrowly defeated WINKER X in a 3 minute brutal Challenge duel.
BLUE BEANIE was beaten by NAPPY DUGOUT in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fray.
MC CAIN devastated SCABBY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BUSH overpowered PULL MY FINGER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DIE DIE THIGH savagely defeated TOGS LOSER in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
ZANN was defeated by IKER in a 1 minute Challenge match.
PIPSQUEAK vanquished TOGS STINKER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
ROSENCRANTZ was overcome by RIP RAP in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
BLOODY HELL overcame TEACUP TERRIER in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
SON OF BLOODLUST overpowered SLIPKNOT in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Challenge fight.
SOMFMA savagely defeated GREEDYGUT in a 2 minute brutal Challenge match.
KARATE WRECKER was overpowered by TYVINREK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
FREEP beat OBED in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge bout.
PUTZ'N ALONG was demolished by BOONE in a 1 minute uneven contest.
THE LIMELIGHT overpowered QUICKSAND in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BLACK EYE savagely defeated HEADROCK in a action packed 1 minute veteran's struggle.
THE SPOTLIGHT subdued DANICA in a exciting 1 minute gruesome master's match.
GENEVIEVE was overpowered by SYRINGE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SLOUGH was savagely defeated by IVAN in a unpopular 29 minute veteran's competition.
KAPRIKORN beat MISTRESS BOMBTRONIC in a exciting 1 minute gruesome fight.
HELMS was unbelievably bested by FRUB in a exciting 3 minute bloody struggle.
KOBE viciously subdued LACHES in a popular 3 minute bloody conflict.
MARBURY was overpowered by THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 4 minute uneven competition.
SYDA HAMMIE was overpowered by OBITER DICTA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CYVIN defeated FLORIN FALCONHAND in a 2 minute duel.
PIGGY was beaten by GOLDFISH in a action packed 2 minute gory bout.
TRIPLICATE THUNDER was outwaited by EXCESSIVE NOSEHAIR in a 10 minute duel.
UNUSUAL VIOLENCE overpowered WILLOW in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
SPONGEBOB defeated T-MAC in a 2 minute bout.
DINGEY was handily defeated by BARON in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
DOVE FALCONHAND was beaten by LEBRON in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
VORPAL BUNNY was demolished by HENRY IV in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided brawl.
GOURMET GRUEL was demolished by SANDSTORM in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
SPINNING defeated HOSCHA in a popular 4 minute gory amateur's duel.
INSISTANT BEGGAR outwaited GARLIC BREATH in a exciting 9 minute amateur's conflict.
TUNE IN TOKYO savagely defeated DUNWICH in a exciting 4 minute beginner's fight.
PIKEL outlasted CYCLONE in a crowd pleasing 10 minute gory novice's conflict.
MARSH overpowered DUSTSTORM in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
ARKHAM won victory over NUMSKULL in a 1 minute novice's duel.
SUBROGATION was overpowered by SHIVA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HURRICANE vanquished JORMUNGOUND in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
APEP murdered POLITE BEGGAR in a 3 minute gory uneven battle.
SNIRP was overpowered by DUMB in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BUPKES vanquished RASPBERRY STOLI in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SLACKJAW overpowered DICHABOD in a 1 minute gory one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  32         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 20         AIMED BLOW        37 -  34 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     20         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  33 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 18         LUNGING ATTACK   120 - 122 -  9      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         TOTAL PARRY       64 -  85 -  4      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         SLASHING ATTACK   63 -  86 -  7      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         STRIKING ATTACK   59 -  83 -  4      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  20 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     25 -  43 -  3      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  40 -  7      30  |

Turn 322 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    9 - 11         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         7 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    8 - 10         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        7 - 13         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK    16 - 16     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  7         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   VERISIMILITUDE 6550        19  14  0  146 ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
TOTAL PARRY      PUTZ'N ALONG 5437          25  19  0  144 JOKA MASHER! (283)
AIMED BLOW       THE LIMELIGHT 6104         24  12  0  106 CLUB CULTURE (424)
STRIKING ATTACK  RIFF 6452                   9   4  1  103 SWIFT CURRENT (468)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLACK CAT 6268             13   8  0   96 SHADOW SIGNS (491)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE SPOTLIGHT 6329         14  12  1   90 CLUB CULTURE (424)
PARRY-LUNGE      LORD OF THE O RINGS 6022   16   8  1   68 WILD CARDS (148)
WALL OF STEEL    THORNE 5259                 6   1  0   58 FA CHING (388)
BASHING ATTACK   DEMURRER 5828               8   6  1   50 LEGALESE (449)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BIGGLES 6032.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CYCLONE 6816.  The ten other most popular fighters were TRIPLICATE THUNDER 6616, 
NAPPY DUGOUT 6080, KOBE 4497, GARLIC BREATH 6626, HELMS 6660, TUNE IN TOKYO 6627, 
VERISIMILITUDE 6550, GOLDFISH 6718, HOSCHA 6835, and AVIENDHA 4721.

The least popular fighter this week was SLOUGH 6134.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IVAN 2565, EXCESSIVE NOSEHAIR 6834, INSISTANT BEGGAR 6630, PIKEL 5808, 
DICHABOD 6912, RASPBERRY STOLI 6860, SNIRP 6858, JORMUNGOUND 6854, SUBROGATION 6850, 
and NUMSKULL 6751.

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

VERISIMILITUDE (60-6550) ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
PUTZ'N ALONG (60-5437) JOKA MASHER! (283)
BIGGLES (60-6032) BUMS 'R' US (465)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     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