DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/28/2003    Duedate: 08/09/2003

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-311

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EURO STEAMER
AS SEEN ON TV (361)
(62-3810) [14-4-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAY                            NAMES
THE BOLT (378)                 SADISTS F2F II (389)
(62-3611) [10-3-0,119]         (62-3755) [4-3-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANDERS                         NAMES
THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)        SADISTS F2F II (389)
(62-3476) [15-28-4,89]         (62-3755) [4-3-0,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STRETSAMLEUD (407)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE LOSERS (393)            56
2. THE BOLT (378)              48      SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
3. GRAPHIC VIOLENCE (382)      27      Unchartered Team
4. THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)     25
5. GRIM OBITUARY (197)         19      SADISTS F2F II (389)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DEE CEE (397)              3   1  0 75.0   1/ 4*STRETSAMLEUD (407)        7  7 1
 2- 3 SUPERIOR DOA (359)        25  14  1 64.1   2/ 6 AS SEEN ON TV (361)       6  7 0
 3/ 2*SADISTS F2F II (389)       7   4  0 63.6   3/ 5 SAMURAI KIDS II (390)     5  4 2
 4/ 7*WON AT POOL (401)          5   3  0 62.5   4/10 GRAPHIC VIOLENCE (382)    5  5 2
 5/ 5 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    20  14  0 58.8   5- 3*FISH MONGERS (406)        5  5 0
 6- 6*FISH MONGERS (406)        23  17  0 57.5   6/ 0 THE LOSERS (393)          4  1 1
 7/ 0 THE BEARS (268)          254 202 18 55.7   7- 1 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)    4  1 0
 8/ 9 GRAPHIC VIOLENCE (382)    41  33  5 55.4   8- 2 FREAKSHOW (354)           4  6 1
 9/ 8 SAMURAI KIDS II (390)     60  50  6 54.5   9/ 8 MITHRAL HALO (383)        4  7 0
10-10 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)    28  24  2 53.8  10/ 7 THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)   4 10 1
11-11 FREAKSHOW (354)           54  48  1 52.9  11/ 0 THE BOLT (378)            3  2 1
12/12 MITHRAL HALO (383)        48  47  2 50.5  12/ 0 THE BEARS (268)           2  0 0
13/ 4*STRETSAMLEUD (407)         7   7  1 50.0  13- 9*DEE CEE (397)             2  0 0
14/13 AS SEEN ON TV (361)      103 108  7 48.8  14/12 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    2  1 0
15/15 GRIM OBITUARY (197)      347 442 34 44.0  15/16 GRIM OBITUARY (197)       2  6 0
16/ 0 THE BOLT (378)            25  32  2 43.9  16-14 SUPERIOR DOA (359)        1  0 0
17/16 THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)   88 125  9 41.3  17/13*SADISTS F2F II (389)      1  1 0
18/ 0 THE LOSERS (393)          19  31  3 38.0  18/15*WON AT POOL (401)         1  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-17*LATE SHOW (403)           13  24  2 35.1  19-11*LATE SHOW (403)           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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 474): CIARAN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 359): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 479): DUNE of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 476): BAQA of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 474): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 478): ASHANTI of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 475): BAYUSHI KACHIKO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 470): HOTTA WATTA of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 461): QUEUE of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 460): SARA DIVINE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 434): M. THRASHER of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 425): GAR & BRILL of JUST BECAUSE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 184): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 412): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 360): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 170): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 158): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 310): EURO STEAMER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): EVE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 353): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 474): SOUL HAREM (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 359): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 479): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 476): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 474): PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 478): SCIENCE FICTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 475): none
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 470): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 461): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 460): IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 434): 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 425): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 184): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 412): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 360): SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes" Frothingslosh)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 170): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 158): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 310): FREAKSHOW (Elephant, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 353): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 473): KOGITSUNE MARU of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 479): DUNE of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
                          MX of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 475): BETSY of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 478): ZOT ZIPZIG of NIGHT TRAIN (Teet, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 475): MALT LICKER of WISH YOU WERE BEER (Alfredo Frothingslosh
               (turn 474): WILL DUEL FOR FOOD of SPARE-A-DIME SHIFT (Chazz 
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           ISAWA TADAKA of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 470): SIR VILE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
               (turn 469): SUNNY SIDE UP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 460): FLUFFY of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 460): THE SICKNESS of BLACKEST PRIDE (Sylvester Frothingslosh)
               (turn 459): MADAM BUTTERFLY of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 433): ANGRY WASHINGTON of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): HOCKEY DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 411): COOKIE SNORT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 359): REAP THE FIELD of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 169): SEX ON THE BEACH of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 309): P.B. BLASTER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 135): EVE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  We now have a 
new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  STRETSAMLEUD now holds the crown and 
they are betting they can keep it.  For every winner there is a loser.  Speaking of 
losers, lets take a look at LATE SHOW, who went down to 11th from 19th.  Life is 
tough.  Coming up with a solid 2-1-1 outing, GRAPHIC VIOLENCE has advanced 6 places 
in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for SPENCER, who flew up 26 points in the 
rankings after mashing KISSAKI like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  CRYSALIS was overcame by DRAVOR 
and drops 10 points.  Unlike most arenas, EURO STEAMER managed to get his challenge 
off against the 2-0-2 NINJATO.  Well, everybody's pal EURO STEAMER moved his record 
to 14-4-0 by defeating NINJATO in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 2 
recognition points.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger 
halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad THE DEN  OF SWORDS?  Big bad THE 
DEN OF SWORDS.  Big bad THE DEN OF SWORDS.  VALAMANTIS' afraid of the big bad THE DEN 
OF SWORDS.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  THE DEN 
OF SWORDS + Weapons That go Boom = MITHRAL HALO + Avoid City.  Well just about 
everybody wants a piece of MAGNUS PHAEDRUS, who was this week's most challenged 
warrior.  Challenging down 25 points was DREXAL.  Pretty soon he'll be using two 
shields and selling 'T.P.:  The only way to clean up' pins.  Definition of petty:  
DREXAL defeated MAGNUS PHAEDRUS, a mismatch of 25 points.  JIGAI of SAMURAI KIDS II 
had better have a good reason for challenging down 9 points in a challenge which she 
lost.  I thought JIGAI showed great skill and promise when she was bested by ZAIN 
GRIMEYE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  SKUMWALL defied all odds and slew HIGH ELF in the Dark 
Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as HIGH ELF's meat is notoriously 
tough.  ALABAMA defied all odds and slew HIGH ELF in the Dark Arena.  The only ones 
displeased were the buzzards, as HIGH ELF's meat is notoriously tough.  There's got 
to be more reason for the sending of TEST MONKEY to the Dark Arena than his record 
(2-1-1).  Anybody got any ideas THE LOSERS?  This round goes to THE BOLT, their 8-5-2 
warrior, SPENCER slew the 12-8-1 KISSAKI.  Stay tuned next week to see what happens.  
Congrats to EURO STEAMER for revenging the death of his teammate (but more 
importantly, feeding NINJATO a bit of dirt).  Here's some advice:  warriors with 
little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in VALAMANTIS have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been 
fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide 
Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EURO STEAMER 3810            14   4  0   112       AS SEEN ON TV (361)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAY 3611                     10   3  0   119       THE BOLT (378)
-MUGA GUCKA 3320              15   7  1    99       FREAKSHOW (354)
-LHI 3361                      9   3  1    99       SUPERIOR DOA (359)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AKLAR 3700                   11   7  1    90       MITHRAL HALO (383)
 ANDERS 3476                  15  28  4    89       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
 SPENCER 3610                  8   5  2    84       THE BOLT (378)
-DARTH TIMMY 3781              8   3  0    82       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
-JAGGED SHIV 3357             13   9  2    76       GRIM OBITUARY (197)
-EVIL WEEVIL 3779              7   3  1    71       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
 DREXAL 3694                  14  12  0    67       GRAPHIC VIOLENCE (382)
 DAWNRACER 3699               12   7  1    67       MITHRAL HALO (383)
-SNOW CONEZ 3316              12  10  0    67       FREAKSHOW (354)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK WIDOW 3807             11   8  0    66       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
-ALBACORE TUNER 3954           7   1  0    66       FISH MONGERS (406)
-MANAGER 3392                  7   2  0    61       SUPERIOR DOA (359)
-HOLLY MACKEREL 3951           7   1  0    61       FISH MONGERS (406)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JAY COBBLER 3691              6   3  3    56       GRAPHIC VIOLENCE (382)
-FROG SOAPDISH 3319           16   6  0    55       FREAKSHOW (354)
 DOZER 3826                   12   7  0    55       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
 MISTRESS 3928                 7   5  2    52       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
 SKUMWALL 3783                 7   2  2    52       THE LOSERS (393)
 ALABAMA 3692                  5   3  2    50       GRAPHIC VIOLENCE (382)
-JIMMY KIMMEL 3913             4   3  0    50       LATE SHOW (403)
 NAMES 3755                    4   3  0    49       SADISTS F2F II (389)
 GARRION 3723                 12   8  0    44       MITHRAL HALO (383)
-DEATH WISH 3819               6   3  0    42       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
-FREON NECROPHILA 3861         2   1  0    41       DEE CEE (397)
 GED 3823                      6   7  0    39       MITHRAL HALO (383)
-FATHER 3363                   6   7  0    39       SUPERIOR DOA (359)
-RUNNING 3758                  3   1  0    38       SADISTS F2F II (389)
 MADE A COMBO 3896             5   3  0    36       WON AT POOL (401)
 MAGNUS PHAEDRUS 3908          6   7  1    35       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KING SAMMON 3955              4   4  0    33       FISH MONGERS (406)
 JACOB 3866                    3   1  0    31       THE BOLT (378)
-GRIM REAPER 3803              2   1  0    29       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
-CARSON DAILY 3930             3   3  0    27       LATE SHOW (403)
-PSYCO KILLER 3804             3   1  0    27       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
-BWAHAHA 3870                  3   5  1    25       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
-SUPERMODEL MIA 3738           3   4  0    25       FREAKSHOW (354)
 DRAVOR 3915                   3   1  0    25       THE LOSERS (393)
 PIMPLES 3917                  3   0  0    24       THE BEARS (268)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACKLASH 3695                 3   4  0    23       GRAPHIC VIOLENCE (382)
 NINJATO 3977                  2   1  2    23       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
-DAVID LETTERMAN 3912          3   5  0    22       LATE SHOW (403)
 THE BUM 3918                  2   0  0    22       THE BEARS (268)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DMOBSTER 3362                 3   2  0    21       SUPERIOR DOA (359)
 MIA 3900                      2   3  0    20       THE LOSERS (393)
-ANGEL OF DEATH 3805           2   2  0    20       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
-ARSENIO HALL 3973             1   2  1    20       LATE SHOW (403)
 BETTER NOT DIE 3982           2   1  0    19       STRETSAMLEUD (407)
 ZAIN GRIMEYE 3976             1   2  0    18       GRIM OBITUARY (197)
-FUNSHI 3974                   1   0  0    17       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
 EASY TWEEZE 3937              4   4  0    16       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
-BOFFA 3862                    1   0  0    15       DEE CEE (397)
 NIC 3901                      3   2  0    14       THE LOSERS (393)
-MR. BIG BAD 3943              3   1  0    14       EVIL DEATH DUDES (392)
 OGRISH NOCLARR 3970           2   2  0    14       GRIM OBITUARY (197)
-THERRU 3958                   2   2  0    13       MITHRAL HALO (383)
-HAYAI 3960                    3   2  0    12       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
-DOCTOR DEATH 3806             2   2  0    12       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 UMZAR RALU 3715               2   3  0     9       GRIM OBITUARY (197)
 BET OR NOT DIE 3981           1   2  0     9       STRETSAMLEUD (407)
 CRYSALIS 3980                 2   1  1     8       STRETSAMLEUD (407)
 KILL ME 3979                  2   1  0     7       STRETSAMLEUD (407)
 JIGAI 3978                    1   2  0     5       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
 GLAL 3994                     0   2  0     2       GRIM OBITUARY (197)
-ELWEEZA CARPER 3993           0   1  0     1       FISH MONGERS (406)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ROTATO 3998            0  2 0 AS SEEN ON TV 361     HIGH ELF 19           311 NONE    
TORSO TIGER 3949       3  2 0 AS SEEN ON TV 361     MISTRESS 3928         309 REVENGED
TWIST-A-BRAID 3987     0  2 0 AS SEEN ON TV 361     NINJATO 3977          310 JUST REV
RANDY 3867             1  1 0 THE BOLT 378          BLACK ORC 20          311 NONE    
DWAYNE 3865            0  2 0 THE BOLT 378          WURM KIN 27           311 NONE    
HIGH ELF 19            0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SKUMWALL 3783         311 NONE    
HIGH ELF 19            0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          ALABAMA 3692          311 NONE    
BARNABAS' BRAVER 4001  0  1 0 THE DEN OF SWORDS 369 BANDIT PRINCE 25      311 NONE    
TEST MONKEY 3933       2  1 1 THE LOSERS 393        BANDIT PRINCE 25      311 NONE    
KISSAKI 3834          12  8 1 SAMURAI KIDS II 390   SPENCER 3610          311         
JITTE 3975             0  1 0 SAMURAI KIDS II 390   ARSENIO HALL 3973     308 REVENGED
MASS EXODUS 3983       0  1 0 STRETSAMLEUD 407      NINJATO 3977          309         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Barnabas -- When I came back here, it was for fun.  I took jabs at you, Indimar and
Tmoney in the ads to loosen things up.  If I offended you in the ads, I'm sorry.  I
proposed a truce between the RIO group (per you).  You refused to answer whether you
were in or out.  You challenged me in here (I've never challenged you) even though we
had an agreement not to challenge one another since we exchanged/talked about each
others' warriors.  You've proved to me that you don't want order, you want chaos.  So
when/if Tmoney kills or downchallenges your warriors you'll have nobody to blame but
yourself.  You had the choice to end this.  Me, I'm done being in middle and my
fighting in here is going to be reduced anyway.  I'm sure I'll see you in other
arenas.  I won't challenge unless you challenge me (if you chose to defend in 11, all
bets are off in there).  If you have a true beef with me in here let me know.  All I
ask is no avoids.  I'll only fight one team in here to make it even. -- Elephant

Barnabas -- Let's examine parts of your ads from last turn, further proving you're
impossible---"maybe it's time for you to head to an Andorian arena" ... "every shot
was to a vital."  First you tell me to join an Andorian arena then you CRY about
vitals.  You're a walking contradiction.  Let the record show that Indimar's fight
with me was a RANDOM match-up that HE WON.  There were NO death intent statement.
His warrior was never in danger of dying.  So how was I trying to kill him?  Let the
record also show that Freakshow's kill % is one of the lowest in the arena with 54
wins, 1 kill (against a stand in.)  I've only killed one warrior in this arena that
belonged to someone and it was the Midnight Foundation's. -- Elephant

Indimar -- I'll see you in ARADI.  Have you started your writings for the TOGS yet?
Funny how I tried to kill your warriors and we end up as TOGS partners.  I guess
misery loves company? -- Elephant

Mistress -- As Seen On T.V. considers the matter closed. -- Indimar Fallon

Ninjato -- I am afraid it is your turn to be taught a lesson.  Euro Steamer will
instruct you in the ways of honor. -- Sir Indimar Fallon

King Sammon -- Looks like I'm the one trying to swim upstream.  Well fought. -- Easy
Tweeze

Barnabas -- Nice try at shifting Elephant's attention to me, but I don't think he
bought your little ploy. -- Indimar

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

26 July 2003
     Citizens of Alastari, a bright dawn has risen.  While you slept, a pernicious
force has entered the once-fair City of Aruak.  It fought alongside their treasured
warriors, it drank with their fans, and it slept with their women.  Now the masks are
coming off.
     Warriors, be afraid...be very afraid.  After years of Andorian managers ranting
that Aruak is the safest city in Alastari, the Frothingslosh Syndicate has selected
Aruak City as the home for its next epic 'contest'--Murder by Numbers II.  Our spies
have selected the warriors for extermination, and the executioners have had several
months to prepare.  Now a new age of darkness will descend upon Aruak, as the
Syndicate and its allies bring an entirely new level of competition to the arena!
Downchallenges!  Assassinations!  Small poodles as hors d'oeuvres!
     The Murder by Numbers II 'rules' will be announced next cycle.  However, we
invite all managers, from all corners of Alastari, to come to Aruak City and take
part...in one way or another.  Help defend the honor of a long heralded haven for the
pure, or join the forces of change in their siege of the ice-cream and cake
stronghold of the Dukes of Nerf-Dueling!
     This exercise is not for either the faint of heart or the weak willed.  Blood
will flow, brains will leak, and beer will be chugged.  Either way, we welcome you
with open arms and gleaming blades.
     This public service announcement has been brought to you by Frothingslosh Epic
Contests (tm), the number 86, and the letter 'K'.

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SKUMWALL delivered the death blow upon HIGH ELF in a 9 minute Dark Arena fight.
ALABAMA killed HIGH ELF in a exciting 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
TEST MONKEY was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
RANDY was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DWAYNE was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
ROTATO was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
BARNABAS' BRAVERY was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
EURO STEAMER devastated NINJATO in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud Title competition.
DREXAL handily defeated MAGNUS PHAEDRUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
GARRION was viciously subdued by BLACK WIDOW in a popular 2 minute Challenge duel.
DOZER unbelievably bested NAMES in a popular 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
MISTRESS handily defeated GED in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
EASY TWEEZE was subdued by MADE A COMBO in a 1 minute Challenge match.
GLAL was devastated by BETTER NOT DIE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
JIGAI was demolished by ZAIN GRIMEYE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
RAY overpowered ANDERS in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
SPENCER slew KISSAKI in a 2 minute veteran's duel.
DAWNRACER devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute brutal uneven duel.
BACKLASH was viciously subdued by JACOB in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory brawl.
DRAVOR overpowered CRYSALIS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PIMPLES outlasted OGRISH NOCLARR in a popular 7 minute match.
THE BUM handily defeated BET OR NOT DIE in a popular 1 minute mismatched competition.
NIC defeated UMZAR RALU in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
MIA overcame KILL ME in a crowd pleasing 2 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         WALL OF STEEL     19 -   8 -  1      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         TOTAL PARRY       39 -  25 -  3      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   51 -  50 -  4      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  31 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  65 -  7      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  17 -  2      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  15 -  1      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 311 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    2 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  7         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  7     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    EURO STEAMER 3810          14   4  0  112 AS SEEN ON TV (361)
PARRY-LUNGE      RAY 3611                   10   3  0  119 THE BOLT (378)
TOTAL PARRY      SPENCER 3610                8   5  2   84 THE BOLT (378)
SLASHING ATTACK  DREXAL 3694                14  12  0   67 GRAPHIC VIOLENCE (382)
STRIKING ATTACK  DAWNRACER 3699             12   7  1   67 MITHRAL HALO (383)
LUNGING ATTACK   MISTRESS 3928               7   5  2   52 THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
BASHING ATTACK   ALABAMA 3692                5   3  2   50 GRAPHIC VIOLENCE (382)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANDERS 3476.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
NAMES 3755.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLACK WIDOW 3807, OGRISH 
NOCLARR 3970, JACOB 3866, MIA 3900, MISTRESS 3928, KISSAKI 3834, ALABAMA 3692, BETTER 
NOT DIE 3982, ZAIN GRIMEYE 3976, and DAWNRACER 3699.

The least popular fighter this week was SKUMWALL 3783.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PIMPLES 3917, KILL ME 3979, CRYSALIS 3980, JIGAI 3978, GLAL 3994, 
MAGNUS PHAEDRUS 3908, BARNABAS' BRAVERY 4001, ROTATO 3998, DWAYNE 3865, and RANDY 
3867.