DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/24/2003    Duedate: 11/06/2003

ARADI ARENA

DM-60    TURN-323

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ACHONDROPLASIA
ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
(60-6546) [13-2-1,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ACHONDROPLASIA                 MURRAY
ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)         POWER BROKERS (527)
(60-6546) [13-2-1,117]         (60-6661) [6-1-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUMMOX                         TOO ICKY
RED DOG GANG (476)             BLOOD RELATED (395)
(60-6092) [17-43-0,94]         (60-5937) [12-8-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

POWER BROKERS (527)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)        49
2. BLOOD RELATED (395)         44      REDLANDS PELETON (520)
3. SHADOW SIGNS (491)          41      Unchartered Team
4. 4000 BLOWS (107)            41
5. DEATH STUDS VII (301)       32      HIT ME WITH... (503)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*HIT ME WITH... (503)       4   0  0  100   1/ 1*POWER BROKERS (527)      10  5 1
 2/ 1*POWER BROKERS (527)       26   9  5 74.3   2/ 3 WIMPS OF DEATH (66)      10  5 0
 3/ 2 REDLANDS PELETON (520)     8   3  0 72.7   3/ 7 CLUB CULTURE (424)       10  5 0
 4/ 3 ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)   101  56  5 64.3   4/ 2 R.J.G. (475)              9  6 0
 5/ 0*MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)       3   2  0 60.0   5/ 6 FA CHING (388)            8  2 0
 6/ 0 LUROCIANS VI (431)        73  59  6 55.3   6/ 9 WILD CARDS (148)          8  4 0
 7/ 5 LOCK-OUT (368)            24  20  0 54.5   7/ 4 LOCK-OUT (368)            8  7 0
 8/ 4 SWIFT CURRENT (468)       75  64  6 54.0   8/ 5 OGRES ARE US (270)        7  7 0
 9/ 6 WIMPS OF DEATH (66)      505 442 30 53.3   9/15 4000 BLOWS (107)          7  7 0
10/ 7 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)  549 491 19 52.8  10/14 SHADOW SIGNS (491)        7  7 0
11/ 9 WILD CARDS (148)         669 610 25 52.3  11/ 8 ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)    6  2 0
12/10 DEATH STUDS VII (301)    295 270  8 52.2  12/21 BLOOD RELATED (395)       6  5 0
13/11 SHADOW SIGNS (491)        50  46  1 52.1  13/18 WINTERHOLM (478)          5  4 1
14/ 8 DEMONS OF DARKNESS (430) 129 122 11 51.4  14/11 SWIFT CURRENT (468)       5  5 0
15/13 WINTERHOLM (478)          43  41  1 51.2  15/19 LEGALESE (449)            5  9 1
16/12 BLOOD RELATED (395)      121 117  4 50.8  16/12 DEMONS OF DARKNESS (430)  5 10 1
17/16 CLUB CULTURE (424)       130 130  7 50.0  17-17*INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)     4  4 1
18-14*INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)      4   4  1 50.0  18/24*I'M WITH STUPID (531)     4  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-17 INGRATE WHITE NORT (348) 118 129  9 47.8  19/26 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)   4  6 0
20/19 OGRES ARE US (270)       116 131  2 47.0  20/38 DEATH STUDS VII (301)     3  2 0
21/20 4000 BLOWS (107)         523 602 26 46.5  21/ 0*MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)      3  2 0
22/18 THIEVES GUILD (396)       99 115  5 46.3  22-13*WING HOVE (529)           3  2 0
23/21 BUMS 'R' US (465)        114 141  0 44.7  23/22 BUMS 'R' US (465)         3  5 0
24/22 FA CHING (388)            68  89  3 43.3  24/25 FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)    3  7 0
25/15*LETHAL ANATOMY II (512)    3   4  0 42.9  25/16 BLACK FRIARS (521)        3 11 1
26-23 JOKA MASHER! (283)       149 206  6 42.0  26/20 THIEVES GUILD (396)       3 12 1
27/26 LEGALESE (449)            38  55  2 40.9  27/35*BEERBARIANS (528)         2  2 1
28-27*WING HOVE (529)            8  12  1 40.0  28-23*NIHILISTIC ENDEAVO (538)  2  3 1
29-28*NIHILISTIC ENDEAVO (538)   2   3  1 40.0  29/ 0*FACES OF ETERNITY (539)   2  3 0
30/ 0*FACES OF ETERNITY (539)    2   3  0 40.0  30-27*SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)    2  6 0
31/25 BLACK FRIARS (521)        19  31  3 38.0  31/10 RED DOG GANG (476)        2 13 0
32/29 FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)    48  79  1 37.8  32/ 0 LUROCIANS VI (431)        1  0 0
33/32 R.J.G. (475)              48  80  1 37.5  33/ 0*HIT ME WITH... (503)      1  0 0
34/30 RED DOG GANG (476)       211 354  3 37.3  34-32 INGRATE WHITE NORT (348)  1  1 0
35/36*I'M WITH STUPID (531)      4   7  0 36.4  35-29 JOKA MASHER! (283)        1  1 0
36/35*BEERBARIANS (528)          7  15  3 31.8  36/31 REDLANDS PELETON (520)    1  2 0
37-33*SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)     5  11  0 31.3  37/37*DARK TOGS (526)           1  3 1
38/37*DARK TOGS (526)            3  11  1 21.4  38/30*LETHAL ANATOMY II (512)   1  3 0
39/38*RED AVENGERS (487)         0   5  0  0.0  39/36*RED AVENGERS (487)        0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

T#$S IV:

Teams:
Ganolus/Hombre of Blood Related/Thieves Guild
Death Stud/Soultaker of Death Studs VII/Natural Disasters
Rascally Rabbit/Sandman of Saab Story/Smooth Operators
Shadowgate/Yukon of Shadow Signs/I'm With Stupid
Wimpy/Judge of Wimps Of Death/Legalese
Jack Wolfspider/CFH of Winterholm/5 Below Zero
Dreidenflahg/Street Legal of R.J.G./???
Nuln/Tiberon of 4000 Blows/???
Elephant/Sir Indimar of Lockout/Winghove
Ghoti/Armalias of Ogres Are Us/Forgotten Realms
Anti/Snotman of The Upstarts III/Wild Cards
The Greek Guy/Rillion of Lurocians/Demons Of Darkness
Onedawg/Master Darque of Faces Of Eternity/Darque Ages
Pip The Troll/Guardian of Hit Me With.../???

     I still need team names from Street Legal, Tiburon, and Guardian.  Eloquent
Knights and Lethal Anatomy II are the only two Non-TOGS teams registered to be
run by T#%S IV managers.
     Soultaker, Rascally Rabbit, Sandman, Judge, Street Legal, Tiberon,
Elephant, Sir Indimar, Armalias, Anti, Snotman, The Greek Guy, Onedawg, Master
Darque, Pip The Troll, Guardian, and anyone else who joins before Aradi turn
#324 still need to pay their entry fees.  For any T#%S IV correspondence, please
e-mail me at ganolus@aol.com.  To pay T#$S entry fee, either A) send $10 to Andy
Salveson, 9175 Greenback Lane #111, Orangevale, CA 95662 (let me know which
manager it's from) or B) have RSI send me 2 team set-up GIFT CERTIFICATES (let
me know which manager they're from). The above entry fees are per manager not
per team.  All entry fees must be paid by turn # 324 in Aradi.  If you need an
exception to this, you must contact me at the above e-mail address or I will
assume you are not participating.
     Seraphim, Berylstar, Mannequin, and Rude Buddha are all still looking for
T#%S IV partners.  If any of you would like me to match you up with another
manager, please let me know.

     T#$S IV Rules (Again):
1.  Each T#$S IV team consists of two managers.  After the tourney starts, there
will be no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your partner wisely.  T#$S
IV will last for 13 turns starting on Aradi turn #324, so pick a partner you can
stand for 6 months or so.
2.  The T#%S IV entry fees are 2 team set ups per manager.  This means 4 team
set ups per T#$S IV team.  Entry fees are required before the start of the
tourney.  If you are unable to get your entry fee to me before the start of T#$S
IV, you need to get a hold of me.  If I don't hear from you and your entry fee
is not paid, you will not be participating.  See above for how to pay your entry
fees.
3.  T#$S IV Points System:
10 points for winning on your upchallenge against another T#$S warrior.
7 points for winning on your even challenge of another T#$S warrior.
7 points for winning on another T#$S warrior's challenge.
7 points for winning a random matchup against another T#$S warrior.
4 points for winning on your down challenge of another T#$S warrior.
4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-T#$S warrior.
Do not fight your team mate, you will not get any points.  Also, you will not
get any points if you challenge or get challenged by a non-T#$S team, so use
your avoids wisely if you think someone is out to get you.
10 points for being the Duelmaster.
This is in addition to all points listed above and will begin turn 1, so prep
accordingly.
5 points for every spotlight written by any team member, 1 per manager per turn.
The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the
nesletter (that's 31 lines--each line 86 characters across) and I will be
completely firm on this.  In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will
not be given any points if they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not
Duelmasters or fantasy related.  I will be the sole judge on this.  If you're
unsure if I will judge something to be Duelmasters or fantasy related, then e-
mail me before you write the spotlight and I'll let you know what I think.
-5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write 1
personal ad.
-5 points for being the team that avoided the most.
If you participated in TOGS III, you'll notice some slight changes in the points
structure.  The main things are points for random matchups against non-T#$S
warriors, bonus points for being the Duelmaster, new spotlight criteria, and no
points given for being the most avoided team.
4.  T#$S IV begins on turn # 324 of Aradi and will last 13 turns.  There will
not be a Survivor format this time around, meaning no eliminations.  I will
still be doing point multipliers at the end, however.  This means that all
points accumulated by a team on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and
all points accumulated by a team on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2.
5.  Prizes have been determined.  If you did not get them when I posted them
last, just e-mail me and I'll send the prize breakdown to you again.
6.  Death Stud and I will be the sole arbiters of any dispute that may arise.
7.  I reserve the right to disallow entry into this tourney if you have a
previous history of being a big fat mouth about everything.
     Good luck to everyone and don't forget to get those entry fees in.  This
will be my last update before the actual start of T#$S IV.  See ya on the sands,
or at Farmer Bob's, depending on the manager.

 -- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

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Manager Handicaps the TOGs:
---------------------------------------------
By popular demand!  Ok, not really.  But as a former TOGS winner and the all-
time high-scorer in TOGS history (at least I think I am), I thought it was only
right that I give my opinion of all of the TOGS teams.  Yes, I realize that the
last year, the team I gave 500,000 to 1 odds of winning the TOGs actually won
it.  That was a fluke.  Remember, that in order to win the TOGS, it takes more
than managerial skill.  You must also pay attention, write spotlights, and be
savvy.

If I gave you long odds to win, it's not necessarily indicative or your game
knowledge or managerial skill, but your reputation for not writing or generally
laissez faire attitude.

Here is my analysis of the teams.  Overall, this may be the toughest TOGS we've
had yet.

Ganolus/Hombre - Longshots in TOGS III, these two came out of nowhere to win it
all.   This team has probably done the most prep work in the TOGs competition
out of all the teams.  Ganolus has had his team prepped over a year in advance,
and Hombre has been throwing fights like crazy.  However, there has yet to be a
repeat TOGS winner, so this FONZ pairing will have their work cut out against
them.
Odds to Win: 5 to 2

Death Stud/Soultaker - Individually, members of this pairing have done
respectably in TOGS competition.  Soultaker has finished as high as 2nd and
Death Stud as high as 3rd.  However, this particular pairing together has never
been particular strong, even though Soultaker has been preparing well.  They'll
probably do respectably, but the Death Stud's lack of desire to win may drag
them down.
Odds to Win: 15 to 1

Rascally Rabbit/Sandman - This team is sure to generate controversy.  How will
the chemistry of this team remain intact with Sandman's announcement to ditch
Rascally Rabbit's alliance?  Is Rascally Rabbit capable of writing his
spotlights without getting burned out?  Still, this pairing has a history of
working well together and has always performed well above average.
Odds that Rascally Rabbit will be involved in controversy: 1 to 1
Odds to Win: 10 to 1

Shadowgate/Yukon - Shadowgate has been bitten by bad partners in previous TOGs
competitions, although he and Yukon will have the full resources of the DOA as
they carry their new alliance banner into the TOGs.  Both have done well in
arena competitions in the past, although either have yet to score a major
victory.  A dangerous team.
Odds to Win: 7 to 1

Wimpy/Judge - It has been fun to see these two managers progress in TOGs
contests over the years.  However, their obvious lack of preparation for this
contest tells me that they still haven't developed the killer instinct necessary
to do well.  Wimpy may be sitting on his TOGS II trophy and Judge's refusal to
run scum puts him at a disadvantage.  However, expect these two TOGS veterans
to stick it out until the end.
Odds to Win: 50 to 1

Jack Wolfspider/CFH - Two Free Blade managers entering their first TOGs
competition.  Minimal prep work by Jack Wolfspider, CFH isn't even in the arena
yet.  The best part of this pairing will be Jack Wolfspider's excellent
spotlights.  I used to read them in Lapur.  However, competitively, they may be
in over their heads.
Odds to Win: 10 to 1

Dreidenflahg/Street Legal - Looks like a solid mid-level team to me.  They won't
quit and might end up finishing higher than most expect.  However, a lot of
enemies and poor preparation might do this team in.  There is no excuse for a
10-5 record 3 turns before TOGS.
Odds to Win: 75 to 1

Ghoti/Armalias - After finishing 3rd in TOGS I, Ghoti is back, this time with
Armalias.  I see this team as working well together as long as they are in the
top group, but the wheels could come off if they fall to the middle or have one
or two bad turns.  Ghoti's rust and Armalias's busy schedule could play factors.
Odds to Win: 35 to 1

Nuln/Tiberon - In a surprise move, Nuln is not teaming with Snotman and opted
to go with Tiberon.  Possibly a wise move, since in all three TOGs competitions,
a brand new pairing has won it all.  Even if this team doesn't do well, I expect
Nuln to write some of the best spotlights around.
Odds to Win: 50 to 1.

Elephant/Indimar - A wildcard team with little prior history in basic arena
contests make them hard to gauge.  Minimal preperation.  A lack of the
intricacies of basic contests along with lack of resources could do this team
in.  Can they also write spotlights every turn?
Odds to Win: 100 to 1

Anti/Snotman - I won't believe Anti is capable of finishing out a TOGs contest
until I actually see it.
Odds to win: 10,000,000 to 1

The Greek Guy/Rillion - Individually, this team has had success in basic
contests.  Together, they are a shambles.  Who can forget the disastrous 0-10
showing they pulled in the last turn of the TOGS, a turn which sent them out of
the money and plummeting down the rankings.  Frankly, I'm expecting a similar
collapse here, both are known for slow finishes.
Odds to Win: 80 to 1

Onedawg/Master Darque - Two managers who seem to be more in it for the
experience rather than to actually win.  Where is Captain K?
Odds to Win: 100 to 1

Pip the Troll/Guardian - Guardian says that he's changed and that he's ready to
micromanage again and kick butt.  But based on the fact that he's already out of
the Morya Madness and the fact that he hasn't issued any challenges in the
Talcama Battle Royale in several turns now, I am extremely skeptical.  Barring
Doc Mabuse coming in and killing some of Guardian's warriors, I won't expect
much out of these two.
Odds to Win: 75 to 1

DeGotti/The Rage Man - Another TOGS II winner DeGotti, and Kontest winner, The
Rage Man pairing up in an interesting combo.  Both were considered the support
players on their respective teams. (to Destitute Noble and Lightbringer,
respectively) One or both of them will have to step up in order to make a run
at the top group.
Odds To Win: 75 to 1

Rude Buddha/Mannequin - Another interesting team that was thrown together at
the last minute.  With Mannequin being out for so long and Rude Buddha still a
bit rough around the edges, this team should worry about starting the contest
slowly.  However, if they stick with it until the end, they may finish in the
top half.
Odds to Win: 100 to 1

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #17 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Istoreth, Skaithvarn:

     The guards hustled them away from the waterfront and up a steep street to the
next level of buildings.  They weren't hostile or aggressive toward their charges,
but it was plain that they meant to be obeyed.
     Raoul cocked an eye at Berdan, who was walking next to him and breathing a
little heavily.  "You know who this Lord Dankilvan is?  What his position is here in
Istoreth?"
     The ex-assassin shook his head.  "Not to be sure of it.  Istoreth is ruled by a
council of lords, and I suppose he's one of them, but...I don't know which one."
     "Looks like we'll find out soon," Jeri remarked as the leading guards turned
through a gateway.
     They passed through a courtyard lined with small evergreen trees that had been
pruned into the shapes of fantastic creatures.  The building beyond was large and
foreign-looking.  Windows and doors had pointed tops and elaborate fretwork filled
with sly faces around them, the columns of the portico were shaped like tree-trunks
and done with such care and detail that it was possible to identify the type of tree
used as a model.  They were hurried through halls so filled with rich-colored carpets
and rich-colored tapestry wall hangings and richly inlaid furniture made of rich and
exotic woods that everything became a blur, a sort of visual indigestion.  Only the
occasional detail penetrated the dazzle:  an exquisitely curved vase the color of the
sky in a dream that stood quietly in a niche, a single white rose lying on a table, a
statue of a slim dog like a miniature greyhound that suddenly stood up and stepped
toward them, ears cocked curiously.
     They came out on a terrace that looked over the harbor and the Trier Sea beyond.
There were trellises of roses, and overhead screens to make shade, a fountain
rippling and flinging rainbows into the air, and benches, a table, a decanter of wine
and several glasses, and Lord Dankilvan.
     It was impossible to guess his age.  For one thing, he looked like having a lot
of elven blood.  High elven blood, the kind that was tall, thin, and blond, Araoi.
After the extreme richness of the furnishings in the house, he was dressed with
surprising plainness.  Silk, of course, but subdued in color, maybe gray or some
grayed shade, it was hard to tell because it kept changing subtly in the changing
light, but plain.
     Raoul noticed that the guards didn't follow them onto the terrace.  Either this
man was very trusting, or he figured he could handle any trouble they made.  It would
make a difference which.
     "You declared yourselves Andorian when you docked," he said.  "Very well.  Tell
me about this man Peranis and what he is up to."
     "You met him?" Berdan asked.
     "He...approached me.  With a book he wanted to sell.  I have books of my own and
did not desire his.  He became angry.  Desperate, too, I think.  What is he doing,
what is he likely to do if pushed to it?"
     "He's making trouble," Raoul said flatly.  "He's a renegade assassin--"
     Dankilvan's expression chilled.  "Any trouble Andoria gets into because of its
foul Assassins' Guild is well deserved.  But I will not have you drawing Istoreth
into it."
     "We're trying to prevent that," Raoul said quietly.  Was there any point in
telling this man that King Mickeal had outlawed the Assassins' Guild?  Probably not.
After all, it had been outlawed once before and had come back.  "We want to catch
Peranis and destroy his book."
     "Not keep it for your own use?"
     "No."
     Dankilvan was silent for a long moment, one hand resting lightly on the stopper
of the decanter.  Raoul noted that the stopper was formed from some kind of crystal
as full of rainbows as the falling water and wondered if it had magical properties.
Finally the Istorthene said, "I turned this Peranis from my presence once he had said
his piece.  The other Lords of Istoreth, advised by me, gave him no hearing at all.
Eventually he was ordered to leave the city as a pernicious nuisance.  He did leave.
There was no boat departing for Alastari at that time, and a man answering his
description passed out through the south gate and took the road to Leemith."  An
expression of distaste passed across the Istorthene's face.  "They may have met his
demands in Leemith.  The Leemin are capable of anything."  With emphasis, he
repeated, "Anything."
     Raoul sighed.  "Then I guess we follow him to this Leemith place.  Can you tell
us anything about it?"
     "I can provide you with an escort who has some knowledge of the place,"
Dankilvan said.  "We employ Alastarians here--gladiators--for special jobs.  I offer
you a Delarquan woman, Hallie O'Dene.  You will find her knowledgeable, and reliable.
If you can bring yourself to work with a Delarquan."
     Before Berdan could utter the protest Raoul saw developing, the gladiator said,
"I'll work with anyone who can help me get the job done."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 236): ABYSS of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 473): RED HOT of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 473): BERWICK of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 466): HOMELESS PRINCE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 462): CANE TOAD of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 462): APE WILD of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 463): SAPPER of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 459): GAZELLE HOUND of DOG DAY AFTERNOON (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 424): SUSAN STO HELIT of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 418): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 410): COURIER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 183): SQUASH BUTT of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 322): VERISIMILITUDE of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 312): RAZORTOOTHROTEY of TOMATO ENFORCER (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 138): BATTLEMAGE of SHADOW MAGIC (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 358): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS from ARUAK CITY
                            (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 236): TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 473): 'CROSSED UP (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 473): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 466): SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 462): BATTLEMANIA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 462): PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 463): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 459): GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 424): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 418): THE FLINTSTONES (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 410): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 183): MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 322): POWER BROKERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 312): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 138): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 358): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 235): ODDJOB of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 473): RED HOT of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               SUMTHING PAINFUL of U.B.O.S.M. (Dreihdenflahg, mgr.)
                   (turn 472): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 465): ROBERT BORK of CONSPIRACY INC. (?, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 423): KING LOVE of SUNNYLAND (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 417): FOOTSORE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 322): VERISIMILITUDE of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          PUTZ'N ALONG of JOKA MASHER! (Sultan, mgr.)
                          BIGGLES of BUMS 'R' US (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 312): RAZORTOOTHROTEY of TOMATO ENFORCER (THawk, mgr.)
                 (turn 311): PIPE LAYER of WORKING MEN (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             XINGARA of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 137): SHADOW HAWK of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ARADI!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  Now, what did these guys have for breakfast this morning?  DEATH STUDS VII 
has turned a 3-2-0 into 20th place from 38th.  Give me the recipe!  It doesn't rain, 
but it pours for RED DOG GANG this turn, a 0-5-0 causing a 21 flight drop in the team 
rankings.  Hand that team a dry towel.  The SHADOW SIGNS guild has had a 3-1-0 turn 
and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing 
can lead.  ARADI welcomes a new team to our ranks, unofficially of course, for now.  
But welcome nonetheless to MY BEST BUDS 2.  Let's see what you can do.  PREJUDICE has 
lost to GENEVIEVE, falling 18 points, while helping make LEGALESE a 2-3-0 turn.  This 
turn VERISIMILITUDE challenged BIGGLES in what was ARADI's Title bout.  And not 
without some honor, BIGGLES now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of ARADI.  
Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters 
do dishes at The Blind Cyclops Inn until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  CLUB CULTURE has cause to stand tall, 
as they were ARADI's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided CLUB CULTURE stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
ELOQUENT KNIGHTS.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was WILD 
CARDS' warrior NAPPY DUGOUT.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, SYRINGE from BLOOD RELATED challenged up 22 points 
to fight THE LIMELIGHT from the CLUB CULTURE stable.  SYRINGE perhaps got his just 
desserts, seeing as he beat THE LIMELIGHT and ended up with 109 recognition points.  
SLACKJAW of I'M WITH STUPID had better have a good reason for challenging down 10 
points in a challenge which it won.  I thought SLACKJAW showed great skill and 
promise when it beat DICHABOD.  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?  The Blind Cyclops Inn declares a free round for NEWCASTLE and all of 
BEERBARIANS, for having revenged BLACK FRIARS' GUILDENSTERN for killing one of their 
comrades.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  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 ARADI again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACHONDROPLASIA 6546          13   2  1   117       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MICHAEL J'EH FOX 5263        16  11  1   112       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
-BEEROPOLY 5374               14  12  1   112       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
 SYRINGE 6003                 12   5  0   109       BLOOD RELATED (395)
 UNDERGROUND BEAT 6083        17  20  1   107       CLUB CULTURE (424)
 BLACK CAT 6268               14   8  0   107       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
-BLACK EYE 6163               11   6  0   101       JOKA MASHER! (283)
 THE LIMELIGHT 6104           24  13  0    99       CLUB CULTURE (424)
 SIR ZESTALOT 6557             9   2  0    98       4000 BLOWS (107)
 TOO ICKY 5937                12   8  0    97       BLOOD RELATED (395)
 RIFF 6452                     9   5  1    96       SWIFT CURRENT (468)
 LUMMOX 6092                  17  43  0    94       RED DOG GANG (476)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKBURST 5025               8  12  0    93       FA CHING (388)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LLOSMIC LLAMMER 5684         12   9  1    89       LUROCIANS VI (431)
-TRANSCENDENTALISM 6547       15   8  0    87       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
 BOONE 6090                   12  35  0    87       RED DOG GANG (476)
 AVIENDHA 4721                17  15  0    84       FA CHING (388)
 ACUTE 6048                    9   5  0    84       THIEVES GUILD (396)
 GENEVIEVE 6576                8   3  0    84       REDLANDS PELETON (520)
-THUNDRA 5122                 14  12  1    81       FA CHING (388)
-LAR'EH WALKER 5825            8   4  1    81       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
-LLLENGEANCE 5864             11   4  2    78       LUROCIANS VI (431)
-JACARANDA 6129               10   5  0    78       WINTERHOLM (478)
 LORD OF THE O RINGS 6022     17   8  1    77       WILD CARDS (148)
 THE SPOTLIGHT 6329           14  13  1    76       CLUB CULTURE (424)
 BULL DOGGAM 6088             16  27  0    75       RED DOG GANG (476)
 HEADROCK 3430                13  14  0    73       OGRES ARE US (270)
 QUICKSAND 6554                8   4  1    72       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 DANICA 1872                  11  18  0    67       FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)
 THORNE 5259                   7   1  0    67       FA CHING (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAZREKK 6438                  7   5  1    66       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
 MURRAY 6661                   6   1  0    65       POWER BROKERS (527)
 SIRIUS 6193                  13  19  1    64       RED DOG GANG (476)
 WHITE RAVEN 6484              9   4  1    63       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
 PREJUDICE 5644               10   8  0    62       LEGALESE (449)
 KOBE 4497                     7   4  0    62       LOCK-OUT (368)
-IRREVOCABILITY 6549          12   9  1    60       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
 WINKER X 6470                 8   7  0    60       4000 BLOWS (107)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MC CAIN 6662                  6   1  0    56       POWER BROKERS (527)
 KAPRIKORN 6151               10   6  1    55       WINTERHOLM (478)
 THE AYL'M'ER 6056             8  11  0    54       4000 BLOWS (107)
-PRIME MINISTER 6011           7   7  0    52       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
 IVAN 2565                     4   5  0    52       FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)
 OBITER DICTA 5860             6   5  1    50       LEGALESE (449)
 SLOUGH 6134                  11   7  1    49       SWIFT CURRENT (468)
 THE BRICK 6342                4   0  0    48       HIT ME WITH... (503)
 MARBURY 4499                  9   3  0    46       LOCK-OUT (368)
 MISTRESS BOMBTRONIC 6617      7   3  1    46       WILD CARDS (148)
 NAPPY DUGOUT 6080            11  11  0    44       WILD CARDS (148)
 KILWICK 6130                  9   9  0    42       WINTERHOLM (478)
-O'RIORDAN 6128                6  10  0    41       WINTERHOLM (478)
 LACHES 5642                   8  10  0    40       LEGALESE (449)
 CANTWELL 6664                 5   2  2    40       POWER BROKERS (527)
 DEMURRER 5828                 8   7  1    38       LEGALESE (449)
 PIPSQUEAK 6810                3   0  0    38       WIMPS OF DEATH (66)
 BLUE BEANIE 6461              6   6  1    37       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
 BUSH 6663                     4   3  1    37       POWER BROKERS (527)
-LLUGS AND LLISSES 5887        6   5  1    36       LUROCIANS VI (431)
 GOLDFISH 6718                 4   2  0    36       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
-LLUCKY DAY 6021               3   1  0    36       LUROCIANS VI (431)
 FRUB 6794                     3   1  0    35       WIMPS OF DEATH (66)
 THE HOLLOW 6118               6   7  1    34       THIEVES GUILD (396)
 RIP RAP 6599                  5   2  0    34       SWIFT CURRENT (468)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEWCASTLE 6669                4   3  3    33       BEERBARIANS (528)
 FREEP 6812                    3   0  0    33       WIMPS OF DEATH (66)
 SMIRLIN 6568                  7   8  0    32       OGRES ARE US (270)
 IKER 6505                     4   2  0    32       R.J.G. (475)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYVIN 5258                    6   4  1    30       FA CHING (388)
 SOMFMA 6797                   3   1  0    30       OGRES ARE US (270)
 TEACUP TERRIER 6569           6   9  1    28       RED DOG GANG (476)
 HELMS 6660                    5   2  2    28       POWER BROKERS (527)
 SPINNING 6710                 4   1  1    28       CLUB CULTURE (424)
 TYVINREK 6513                 4   2  0    28       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
 BLOODY HELL 6821              2   1  0    28       BLOOD RELATED (395)
 SCABBY 6514                   7   6  0    27       BLOOD RELATED (395)
 UNUSUAL VIOLENCE 6595         5   1  0    27       R.J.G. (475)
 LEBRON 6767                   4   1  0    27       LOCK-OUT (368)
 SYDA HAMMIE 6667              6   2  0    26       OGRES ARE US (270)
 TRIPLICATE THUNDER 6616       5   5  0    26       WILD CARDS (148)
-TALON 6736                    2   1  0    25       WING HOVE (529)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREEDYGUT 6371                6   3  0    23       WINTERHOLM (478)
-HERROL 6694                   3   1  0    23       WING HOVE (529)
 HURRICANE 6815                2   0  0    21       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 4-FT PARTY BONG 6908          1   0  0    21       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
 SPONGEBOB 6504                5   1  0    20       R.J.G. (475)
 TOGS STINKER 6588             4   2  0    20       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
 BUPKES 6859                   2   0  0    20       WIMPS OF DEATH (66)
-JAMIS 6735                    2   1  1    19       WING HOVE (529)
 DUMB 6749                     2   0  0    19       I'M WITH STUPID (531)
-BEERZILLA 6170                2   3  0    19       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
 SLACKJAW 6750                 2   0  0    18       I'M WITH STUPID (531)
 PIKEL 5808                    4   2  0    17       FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)
 GUILDENSTERN 6785             2   2  1    17       BLACK FRIARS (521)
-APEP 6855                     1   0  1    16       NIHILISTIC ENDEAVOR (538)
-ZANN 6830                     1   1  0    16       INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)
 ANGRY SANTA 6828              1   0  0    16       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
-EXCESSIVE NOSEHAIR 6834       1   1  0    16       SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)
 SON OF BLOODLUST 6823         2   1  0    15       4000 BLOWS (107)
 MAUI WOWIE! 6907              1   0  0    15       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
 INSISTANT BEGGAR 6630         3   1  0    14       BUMS 'R' US (465)
-LLUPERIOR LLORCES 5956        2   2  0    14       LUROCIANS VI (431)
 WILLOW 6659                   1   3  1    14       DARK TOGS (526)
 HOSCHA 6835                   1   1  0    13       OGRES ARE US (270)
-PULL MY FINGER 6625           3   3  0    12       SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)
 FLORIN FALCONHAND 5750        2   6  0    12       FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)
 BLOODLUST SHOCKER 6715        1   1  1    12       BLOOD RELATED (395)
 PIGGY 6655                    1   3  0    12       DARK TOGS (526)
 BARON 6765                    3   2  0    11       LOCK-OUT (368)
 DOVE FALCONHAND 5770          2   5  0    11       FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)
 DIE DIE THIGH 6447            1   2  0    11       LETHAL ANATOMY II (512)
-MARSH 6829                    1   1  0    11       INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)
-SHIVA 6853                    1   0  0    11       NIHILISTIC ENDEAVOR (538)
 GRAFFIX 6909                  1   0  0    11       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
 GOURMET GRUEL 6730            2   3  0    10       R.J.G. (475)
-OBED 6831                     1   1  1    10       INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)
 CYCLONE 6816                  1   1  0    10       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 TOGS LOSER 6619               1   3  0    10       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
 THE-SHOCKER 6824              1   0  0    10       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 VORPAL BUNNY 6731             2   3  0     9       R.J.G. (475)
-TUNE IN TOKYO 6627            1   1  0     9       SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)
 HENRY IV 6899                 1   1  0     8       BLACK FRIARS (521)
 SANDSTORM 6813                1   1  0     7       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 SLIPKNOT 6674                 0   7  0     7       THIEVES GUILD (396)
 T-MAC 6806                    1   3  0     6       LOCK-OUT (368)
 ROSENCRANTZ 6786              1   3  0     6       BLACK FRIARS (521)
 RASPBERRY STOLI 6860          1   1  0     6       CLUB CULTURE (424)
 KARATE WRECKER 6693           0   6  0     6       THIEVES GUILD (396)
 ALEXANDER 6864                1   0  0     5       FACES OF ETERNITY (539)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARKHAM 6832                   1   0  0     5       INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)
 QUETZACOATYL 6865             1   0  0     5       FACES OF ETERNITY (539)
 TYPHOON XXII 6827             1   0  0     4       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 NUMSKULL 6751                 0   2  0     3       I'M WITH STUPID (531)
-TAY STARLE 6808               0   2  0     2       WING HOVE (529)
-GARLIC BREATH 6626            0   2  0     2       SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)
 SUBROGATION 6850              0   2  0     2       LEGALESE (449)
 DUSTSTORM 6814                0   2  0     2       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 DICHABOD 6912                 0   2  0     2       THIEVES GUILD (396)
 SNIRP 6858                    0   2  0     2       WIMPS OF DEATH (66)
 SKUNK #1 6910                 0   1  0     1       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
-DUNWICH 6833                  0   1  0     1       INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)
 TWO IN THE GOO 6826           0   1  0     1       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
-JORMUNDGUND 6854              0   1  0     1       NIHILISTIC ENDEAVOR (538)
 MARDUK 6863                   0   1  0     1       FACES OF ETERNITY (539)
 LANCELOT 6867                 0   1  0     1       FACES OF ETERNITY (539)
 POT POURRI 6911               0   1  0     1       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
 NECROMANCER XLVII 6825        0   1  0     1       DEATH STUDS VII (301)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
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 JUST REV
J.W. DUNDEE 6744       0  1 0 BEERBARIANS 528       BLOODLUST SHOCKE 6715 319 NONE    
FAILED ACTOR 6947      0  1 0 BLACK FRIARS 521      ARENAMASTER HARKON 23 323 NONE    
OTHELLO 6733           1  1 0 BLACK FRIARS 521      NEWCASTLE 6669        319 REVENGED
CYMBELINE 6734         1  3 1 BLACK FRIARS 521      NEWCASTLE 6669        321 REVENGED
DECHALA 6682           1  2 0 BROKEN SPIRITS 514    CANTWELL 6664         319 NOT REVE
LAZY EYE 6564          5  8 0 BUMS 'R' US 465       DEMURRER 5828         322         
HERACLES 6866          0  1 0 FACES OF ETERNITY 539 MARINE TROLL 18       323 NONE    
M.I.T. 6950            0  1 0 I'M WITH STUPID 531   ARNIE SHEW 21         323 NONE    
PINKY OF DOOM 6443     2  2 0 LETHAL ANATOMY II 512 BLUE BEANIE 6461      321         
CEPL 6666              2  3 0 OGRES ARE US 270      TEACUP TERRIER 6569   320         
PRONOUN 6819           0  2 0 RED AVENGERS 487      WILLOW 6659           323         
BIG EP 6940            0  1 0 SHADOW SIGNS 491      BORED ELF 19          323 NONE    
DINGEY 6480            1  4 0 SWIFT CURRENT 468     SEA MONSTER 27        323 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

Aradi -- Please enter me and DeGotti into the T@$S competition.  (I have no idea why
it's called that)  My team is Red Avengers and his team is Fa Ching.  I don't usually
leave my slow arenas, so go easy on me.  -- The Rage Man, Red Avengers

Barnabas -- Actually, I'm here; I merely chose not to post due to the fact that real
life issues necessitate my leaving Duelmasters for a time.  Be well--I'll be back
eventually to make you eat those words.  *grin* -- Ichabod "The Antichrist"
Frothingslosh, mgr. Nihilistic Endeavor

Raspberry Stoli -- A thrashing Stoli.  Now that is quite a sight. -- Bupkes

Obed -- You remind me of an Irish place to sleep, O'Bed.  I was lucky to win this
one. I was guessing when I challenged you.  How is your arse? -- Freep

Helms -- I guess you must have been really tired from winning those five fights.  At
least you don't have to worry about protecting your undefeated record anymore. --
Frub

Tog Stinker -- Your name says it all. -- Pipsqueak

Dumb -- You may be the fastest dummy I have ever seen. -- Snirp

I'm With Stupid -- Hey, now that's funny!  I think I'm going to change my team name
to "So Am I." -- Death Stud

Wimpy -- I think there must have been a misplaced roadsign or something because all
of those Wimpy fighters have been showing up at my place. -- Death Stud

Death and pestilence to the Postal Service!!!!!  They damaged the envelope that had
all the turns for all the arenas that I was prepping for the tourney and held onto it
for a week before returning it to me.  YOU EVIL BASTARDS!!!!  Besides screwing
basically ALL of my tourney warriors, they put me in a whole for the TOGS, too.  You
will all die.... -- Death Stud
P.S.  To any Bush administration anti-terrorism watchdogs scouring the Internet or
snooping RSI, the above is merely a fictional extrapolation of my discontent over a
setback in a play-by-mail game.  It is purely role-playing and in no way, shape, or
manner am I any sort of Taliban or Al-Qaeda member or sympathizer.  I also do not
blaspheme God (well, not most of the time anyway), I do not perform partial birth
abortions, and I do not think that Dubya is a meat-headed monkey-humper who has sold
his soul to corporate interests and the religious right.  Really, I don't.  Please do
not arrest me and send me to Guantanomo to be savaged by sadistic jarheads while
never informing my family of my whereabouts or charging me with any crime.  Thank
you.

Barnabas -- Master Evil was so afraid of Mithril Halo's 53-59 record that he had to
run in fear.  He thought that being a loser might be contagious and didn't want it to
rub off on him. -- Death Stud

All -- Prepare yourself for the TOGS! -- Death Studs

Good luck to everybody in the T@#$.  It'll be strange to have it be a Dwayne
Wayneless one, but it should be good competition nonetheless.  Here's to a clean &
drama-free T@#$. -- Nuln

Transcendentalism -- What happened to hooking up a fellow FONZ *brother* with a
complimentary 5 skills?  Soultaker isn't paying you to sit on your butt!!! -- Sir
Zestalot, who had big plans

Prime Minister -- Good challenge.  And where were my skills? (have you noticed a
trend w/Nuln's warriors)  I am not feeling the love. -- the Aylmer

Gazrekk -- *yawn* -- Sir Zestalot

Barnabie Bass -- I was ready before the guy who was ready was ready.  And even before
that, I was still ready.  As we speak, I'm ready, and I plan on being ready up until
about, oh, say anywhere between 1am--2am PST Nov. 8th.  After that I'll go back to my
lazy ways.  See ya in a bit. -- Nuln

Slipknot -- Bow before your master.  Not me, but presumably you have one somewhere.
-- Son of Bloodlust

Thorne -- Nice one.  I think if I used a shorter, slightly more pointy weapon I may
have had you.  An A-bomb would have worked effectively too.  I blame this one on
Nuln. -- Winker X

Murray -- Surely you don't expect to defeat the Dog Star? -- Sirius

Riff -- Oh, hey, I'm not a retriever or anything.  You push me out into that swift
current, and all you get is a big wet dog that'll shake on you first chance.  That's
after climbing up you to get out of the water.  It isn't that I'm AFRAID of the

water, you understand, I just don't LIKE it. -- Lummox
P.S.  After all, when it's smooth, it looks like it should be a floor you can walk
on, and when it isn't smooth, it's scary.

Blackburst -- (sneezes several times)  Wad dad blag bebber? -- Bull Doggam

Bloody Hell -- Yes, indeed!  I always suspected that Dwarves were anti-Dog.  Now I
know it. -- Teacup Terrier

Putz'n Along -- Hey, I like a guy that's got time to stroll along and smell the fire
hydrants.  How about if you and me go check out the street, eh? -- Boone

Ed. -- No, true dogs don't get splinters in their mouths from chewing on sticks.
It's our spit.  It softens wood or something.  I don't understand the technical
stuff, but I know it works. -- Lummox
P.S.  Of course, we can get splinters in our feet.  Then we either have to bite our
toes or get a human to help.  Splinters in the feet are bad.

     Ah, good thing you don't chew with your feet then. -- Ed.

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

DINGEY was butchered by SEA MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FAILED ACTOR was butchered by ARENAMASTER HARKON in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
BIG EP was easily killed by BORED ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
M.I.T. was assassinated by ARNIE SHEW in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
HERACLES was barely slain by MARINE TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
NEWCASTLE overpowered GUILDENSTERN in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
FREEP unbelievably bested HELMS in a popular 4 minute bloody Bloodfeud duel.
MURRAY savagely defeated IVAN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gory Challenge brawl.
CANTWELL was handily defeated by KOBE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
VERISIMILITUDE was vanquished by BIGGLES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BLACK CAT won victory over RIFF in a popular 1 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
GAZREKK was beaten by LORD OF THE O RINGS in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
SIR ZESTALOT overpowered LUMMOX in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge match.
AVIENDHA handily defeated BULL DOGGAM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SYRINGE demolished THE LIMELIGHT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
QUICKSAND slimly lost to BLACKBURST in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
GENEVIEVE overpowered PREJUDICE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
THORNE bested DANICA in a action packed 3 minute brutal Challenge duel.
BLUE BEANIE was devastated by MARBURY in a 13 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
WINKER X overpowered DEMURRER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
WHITE RAVEN overpowered NAPPY DUGOUT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
THE AYL'M'ER bested KILWICK in a popular 1 minute Challenge bout.
IKER lost to MISTRESS BOMBTRONIC in a 1 minute Challenge match.
BUSH overpowered TEACUP TERRIER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fray.
GOLDFISH viciously subdued TYVINREK in a 2 minute gory Challenge contest.
CYVIN was outlasted by LACHES in a slow 12 minute Challenge fight.
PIPSQUEAK vanquished SCABBY in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
KARATE WRECKER lost to TRIPLICATE THUNDER in a tiring 5 minute Challenge fight.
SLIPKNOT was savagely defeated by UNUSUAL VIOLENCE in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
TOGS LOSER was vanquished by BUPKES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
HENRY IV was handily defeated by RIP RAP in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
BLOODLUST SHOCKER lost to SMIRLIN in a 1 minute novice vs. veteran Challenge bout.
SON OF BLOODLUST slimly lost to SYDA HAMMIE in a popular 4 minute Challenge fray.
DUSTSTORM was subdued by RASPBERRY STOLI in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
SLACKJAW overpowered DICHABOD in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge bout.
DIE DIE THIGH was subdued by PIKEL in a action packed 4 minute Challenge contest.
ROSENCRANTZ was overpowered by DUMB in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
BLOODY HELL demolished FLORIN FALCONHAND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
BOONE was handily defeated by UNDERGROUND BEAT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ACHONDROPLASIA demolished HEADROCK in a 1 minute one-sided Title conflict.
TOO ICKY savagely defeated ACUTE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal veteran's duel.
LLOSMIC LLAMMER handily defeated SIRIUS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THE SPOTLIGHT was luckily beaten by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute battle.
SLOUGH was vanquished by THE BRICK in a monotonous 11 minute bloody mismatched duel.
OBITER DICTA vanquished THE HOLLOW in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
KAPRIKORN bested SOMFMA in a 2 minute master vs. beginner match.
MC CAIN handily defeated FRUB in a 1 minute one-sided match.
WILLOW savagely slew PRONOUN in a popular 3 minute gruesome battle.
PIGGY was overpowered by LEBRON in a 1 minute uneven bout.
DOVE FALCONHAND was overpowered by HURRICANE in a 1 minute brutal uneven competition.
GREEDYGUT savagely defeated GOURMET GRUEL in a exciting 6 minute brutal conflict.
INSISTANT BEGGAR outlasted NUMSKULL in a popular 9 minute fight.
TOGS STINKER was viciously subdued by SPINNING in a 2 minute bloody contest.
SPONGEBOB luckily beat SUBROGATION in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
BARON was demolished by 4-FT PARTY BONG in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
SANDSTORM was bested by ANGRY SANTA in a crowd pleasing 4 minute novice's match.
CYCLONE bested T-MAC in a 2 minute novice's bout.
VORPAL BUNNY won victory over TWO IN THE GOO in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
HOSCHA overpowered LANCELOT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SNIRP was devastated by GRAFFIX in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ALEXANDER defeated POT POURRI in a 1 minute novice's duel.
QUETZACOATYL overcame NECROMANCER XLVII in a 1 minute amateur's battle.
MARDUK was overpowered by THE-SHOCKER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MAUI WOWIE! beat TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 3 minute novice's brawl.
SKUNK #1 slimly lost to TYPHOON XXII in a 7 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  31         WALL OF STEEL     36 -  30 -  1      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 20         AIMED BLOW        39 -  38 -  1      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     19         LUNGING ATTACK   129 - 127 -  8      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 18         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         TOTAL PARRY       70 -  90 -  3      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         STRIKING ATTACK   66 -  88 -  4      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   66 -  92 -  7      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     25 -  42 -  3      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  21 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  45 -  7      26  |

Turn 323 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        2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         4 -  6         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK    18 - 13     SLASHING ATTACK    7 - 11         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  9     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  7         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY       10 -  9     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ACHONDROPLASIA 6546        13   2  1  117 ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLACK CAT 6268             14   8  0  107 SHADOW SIGNS (491)
AIMED BLOW       THE LIMELIGHT 6104         24  13  0   99 CLUB CULTURE (424)
SLASHING ATTACK  TOO ICKY 5937              12   8  0   97 BLOOD RELATED (395)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RIFF 6452                   9   5  1   96 SWIFT CURRENT (468)
PARRY-LUNGE      LORD OF THE O RINGS 6022   17   8  1   77 WILD CARDS (148)
WALL OF STEEL    THORNE 5259                 7   1  0   67 FA CHING (388)
TOTAL PARRY      SLOUGH 6134                11   7  1   49 SWIFT CURRENT (468)
BASHING ATTACK   DEMURRER 5828               8   7  1   38 LEGALESE (449)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUMMOX 6092.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
TOO ICKY 5937.  The ten other most popular fighters were MURRAY 6661, HELMS 6660, 
GOURMET GRUEL 6730, WILLOW 6659, NUMSKULL 6751, SANDSTORM 6813, DANICA 1872, DIE DIE 
THIGH 6447, ACUTE 6048, and UNUSUAL VIOLENCE 6595.

The least popular fighter this week was MARBURY 4499.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLUE BEANIE 6461, SLOUGH 6134, THE BRICK 6342, LACHES 5642, TYPHOON 
XXII 6827, KARATE WRECKER 6693, INSISTANT BEGGAR 6630, TRIPLICATE THUNDER 6616, 
SCABBY 6514, and MARDUK 6863.

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

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