DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/11/2003    Duedate: 08/23/2003

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-312

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EURO STEAMER
AS SEEN ON TV (361)
(62-3810) [15-4-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EURO STEAMER                   NAMES
AS SEEN ON TV (361)            SADISTS F2F II (389)
(62-3810) [15-4-0,124]         (62-3755) [5-3-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANDERS                         JIMMY KIMMEL
THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)        LATE SHOW (403)
(62-3476) [15-29-4,83]         (62-3913) [5-3-0,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SRETSAMLEUD (407)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SADISTS F2F II (389)        31
2. SRETSAMLEUD (407)           29      SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
3. SOCCER STUDS (411)          21      Unchartered Team
4. AS SEEN ON TV (361)         21
5. THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)     17      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/ 1*SRETSAMLEUD (407)         6  8 0
 2/ 3*SADISTS F2F II (389)       9   4  0 69.2   2/11 THE BOLT (378)            5  5 1
 3/ 4*WON AT POOL (401)          6   3  0 66.7   3/ 2 AS SEEN ON TV (361)       5  8 0
 4/ 0*SOCCER STUDS (411)         2   1  0 66.7   4- 6 THE LOSERS (393)          4  1 1
 5- 6*FISH MONGERS (406)        23  17  0 57.5   5/ 8 FREAKSHOW (354)           4  2 0
 6/ 5 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    20  15  0 57.1   6/10 THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)   4 10 0
 7/ 7 THE BEARS (268)          254 205 18 55.3   7/17*SADISTS F2F II (389)      3  1 0
 8/ 8 GRAPHIC VIOLENCE (382)    41  34  5 54.7   8- 5*FISH MONGERS (406)        3  2 0
 9/11 FREAKSHOW (354)           55  48  1 53.4   9/ 4 GRAPHIC VIOLENCE (382)    3  4 1
10/13*SRETSAMLEUD (407)         10   9  1 52.6  10/19 LATE SHOW (403)           3  4 0
11/ 9 SAMURAI KIDS II (390)     60  55  6 52.2  11- 9 MITHRAL HALO (383)        3  5 0
12-12 MITHRAL HALO (383)        48  47  2 50.5  12/ 3 SAMURAI KIDS II (390)     3  8 1
13/14 AS SEEN ON TV (361)      105 111  7 48.6  13/14 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    2  1 0
14-15 GRIM OBITUARY (197)      347 442 34 44.0  14/18*WON AT POOL (401)         2  1 0
15/16 THE BOLT (378)            27  35  2 43.5  15/ 0*SOCCER STUDS (411)        2  1 0
16/17 THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)   90 128  9 41.3  16/12 THE BEARS (268)           2  3 0
17/19 LATE SHOW (403)           16  26  2 38.1  17-15 GRIM OBITUARY (197)       2  5 0
18-18 THE LOSERS (393)          19  31  3 38.0  18-13*DEE CEE (397)             1  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/ 0*MEAT PAK (410)             1   4  0 20.0  19/ 0*MEAT PAK (410)            1  4 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 475): CIARAN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 361): BIG RED of BIG COUNTRY (Wally the Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 480): PETE HARNISCH of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 477): BAQA of ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 475): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 479): VIZZERDRIX of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 477): BAYUSHI KACHIKO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 471): HOTTA WATTA of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 463): QUEUE of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 462): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 436): BLONDIE of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 427): ZAZU of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 184): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 413): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 362): LURCH of SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes"
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 171): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 159): HAMP of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 311): EURO STEAMER of AS SEEN ON TV (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 136): ANDRO MEDA of FEARSOME LEGENDS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 354): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 475): HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 361): BIG COUNTRY (Wally the Wacko, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 480): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 477): ABBY NORMAL (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 475): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 479): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 477): none
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 471): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 463): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 462): MINISTRY OF SKA (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 436): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 427): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 184): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 413): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 362): SORROW'S HARVEST (Gergin "Happy Toes" Frothingslosh)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 171): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 159): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 311): STRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 136): ROCKERS OF RAGE (Unforgiven, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 354): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 475): CIARAN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
                            HELLRAISER of UNKNOWNS II (
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 479): DUNE of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
                          MX of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 478): ZOT ZIPZIG of NIGHT TRAIN (Teet, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 477): BAYUSHI KACHIKO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
                           TOTURI of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           NUTMEG of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 470): SIR VILE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 462): BO PEEP of SHEPHERDS (Assurwhatever, mgr.)
                            MIMIC BLENNY of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 462): CARNIVOROUS CANARY of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
               (turn 461): STONE KILLER of NASTY MOB (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 426): HAR DI'HAR of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
                              GAR & BRILL of JUST BECAUSE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 183): HOCKEY DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 159): HAMP of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 136): ANDRO MEDA of FEARSOME LEGENDS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
                               JARRAC of FREELANCERS (Jinx, mgr.)
                   (turn 135): EVE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail VALAMANTIS!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown 
for SAMURAI KIDS II, whose 0-5-0 this turn dropped them by 9 into 12th.  On their 
very first turn, SOCCER STUDS had a 2-1-0, and with this kind of luck or skill, 
should do well.  Welcome to VALAMANTIS.  And let's see, RUNNING fought DOZER and 
gained 20 points and contributed to SADISTS F2F II's 2-0-0.  DOZER has lost to 
RUNNING, falling 11 points, while helping make THE DEN OF SWORDS a 2-3-0 turn.  RAY 
challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone AS SEEN ON TV's 
warrior.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and EURO STEAMER 
remains VALAMANTIS' top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I 
have heard from unimpeachable sources that Doom's Dome uses trolls in their stew.  
Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the GRIM OBITUARY stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on VALAMANTIS, what are you afraid of?  
And avoiding GRIM OBITUARY more than any other team we find SAMURAI KIDS II.  
VALAMANTIS, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most 
challenged warrior this turn was SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5's warrior BLACK WIDOW.  More 
fighters challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!  MAGNUS PHAEDRUS from THE DEN 
OF SWORDS took a risk this turn by bravely challenging up 31 points in a challenge 
against BLACK WIDOW.  And whaddya know, MAGNUS PHAEDRUS beat BLACK WIDOW, and the 
fighters of THE DEN OF SWORDS were last seen lifting frothy pints of ale in honor of 
MAGNUS PHAEDRUS' 29 point gain.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  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.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in VALAMANTIS, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in VALAMANTIS again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EURO STEAMER 3810            15   4  0   124       AS SEEN ON TV (361)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAY 3611                     10   4  0   101       THE BOLT (378)
-MUGA GUCKA 3320              15   7  1    99       FREAKSHOW (354)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPENCER 3610                  9   5  2    93       THE BOLT (378)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AKLAR 3700                   11   7  1    90       MITHRAL HALO (383)
 ANDERS 3476                  15  29  4    83       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
-JAGGED SHIV 3357             13   9  2    76       GRIM OBITUARY (197)
-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                  
-ALBACORE TUNER 3954           7   1  0    66       FISH MONGERS (406)
 MAGNUS PHAEDRUS 3908          7   7  1    64       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
-HOLLY MACKEREL 3951           7   1  0    61       FISH MONGERS (406)
 NAMES 3755                    5   3  0    60       SADISTS F2F II (389)
 RUNNING 3758                  4   1  0    58       SADISTS F2F II (389)
 JIMMY KIMMEL 3913             5   3  0    57       LATE SHOW (403)

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)
-SKUMWALL 3783                 7   2  2    52       THE LOSERS (393)
 BLACK WIDOW 3807             11   9  0    50       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
-ALABAMA 3692                  5   3  2    50       GRAPHIC VIOLENCE (382)
 MISTRESS 3928                 7   6  2    46       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
 DOZER 3826                   12   8  0    44       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
-GARRION 3723                 12   8  0    44       MITHRAL HALO (383)
 MADE A COMBO 3896             6   3  0    44       WON AT POOL (401)
 JACOB 3866                    4   1  0    41       THE BOLT (378)
-FREON NECROPHILA 3861         2   1  0    41       DEE CEE (397)
-GED 3823                      6   7  0    39       MITHRAL HALO (383)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KING SAMMON 3955              4   4  0    33       FISH MONGERS (406)
-GRIM REAPER 3803              2   1  0    29       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 ARSENIO HALL 3973             2   2  1    28       LATE SHOW (403)
 BETTER NOT DIE 3982           3   1  0    27       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
-PSYCO KILLER 3804             3   1  0    27       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 DAVID LETTERMAN 3912          4   5  0    25       LATE SHOW (403)
-SUPERMODEL MIA 3738           3   4  0    25       FREAKSHOW (354)
-DRAVOR 3915                   3   1  0    25       THE LOSERS (393)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE BUM 3918                  2   0  0    22       THE BEARS (268)
 EASY TWEEZE 3937              5   4  0    20       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
 CARSON DAILY 3930             3   4  0    20       LATE SHOW (403)
 PIMPLES 3917                  3   1  0    20       THE BEARS (268)
-MIA 3900                      2   3  0    20       THE LOSERS (393)
-ANGEL OF DEATH 3805           2   2  0    20       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
-ZAIN GRIMEYE 3976             1   2  0    18       GRIM OBITUARY (197)
 CRYSALIS 3980                 3   1  1    17       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
 NINJATO 3977                  2   2  2    16       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
-BOFFA 3862                    1   0  0    15       DEE CEE (397)
-NIC 3901                      3   2  0    14       THE LOSERS (393)
-OGRISH NOCLARR 3970           2   2  0    14       GRIM OBITUARY (197)
 DIEGO MARADONA 4021           1   0  0    14       SOCCER STUDS (411)
-THERRU 3958                   2   2  0    13       MITHRAL HALO (383)
-DOCTOR DEATH 3806             2   2  0    12       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 SILENT DEATH 4033             1   0  0    11       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
 BET OR NOT DIE 3981           1   3  0    10       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
 YOU 4002                      1   0  0    10       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
-UMZAR RALU 3715               2   3  0     9       GRIM OBITUARY (197)
 KILL ME 3979                  2   2  0     8       SRETSAMLEUD (407)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANZ BECKENBAUER 4019        1   0  0     6       SOCCER STUDS (411)
 PORTER HOUSE 4013             1   0  0     6       MEAT PAK (410)
 JIGAI 3978                    1   3  0     6       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
 LIQUID D-WAYNE-O 4006         1   0  0     5       FREAKSHOW (354)
-GLAL 3994                     0   2  0     2       GRIM OBITUARY (197)
 ORBITREK 4004                 0   1  0     1       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
 PRIME RIB 4017                0   1  0     1       MEAT PAK (410)
-ELWEEZA CARPER 3993           0   1  0     1       FISH MONGERS (406)
 RIB RAK 4015                  0   1  0     1       MEAT PAK (410)
 GRISSLE 4016                  0   1  0     1       MEAT PAK (410)
 ROBERTO BAGGIO 4022           0   1  0     1       SOCCER STUDS (411)
 AEROBED 4005                  0   1  0     1       AS SEEN ON TV (361)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PARRY STRIKE 4032      0  1 0 AS SEEN ON TV 361     WURM KIN 27           312 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 REVENGED
SNEAKY 3999            0  1 0 THE BEARS 268         HIGH ELF 19           312 NONE    
CLAWS 4000             0  1 0 THE BEARS 268         BLACK ORC 20          312 NONE    
CHUCK 4030             0  1 0 THE BOLT 378          SPYMASTER 22          312 NONE    
BOB 4031               0  1 0 THE BOLT 378          STONE GOLEM 26        312 NONE    
BACKLASH 3695          3  5 0 GRAPHIC VIOLENCE 382  STONE GOLEM 26        312 NONE    
STREET LEGAL 4007      0  1 0 GRAPHIC VIOLENCE 382  STONE GOLEM 26        312 NONE    
WEE TODD 4029          0  1 0 LATE SHOW 403         DARK CHAMPION 24      312 NONE    
CHOPPED LIVER 4014     0  1 0 MEAT PAK 410          WURM KIN 27           312 NONE    
HAYAI 3960             3  3 0 SAMURAI KIDS II 390   MISTRESS SITALVA 23   312 NONE    
FUNSHI 3974            1  1 0 SAMURAI KIDS II 390   SHEWISH GIANT 21      312 NONE    
DOH 4028               0  1 0 SAMURAI KIDS II 390   MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     312 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 SRETSAMLEUD 407       NINJATO 3977          309         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dozer and the Den of Swords mgr. -- Payback's a beeyatch!  First I'll kill Mistress, 
then I'll get back to you.  In the meantime, Running is reactivating so he can take a 
shot at you. -- Names and SunGod

Indimar Fallon -- Very well, at least you can acknowledge the fact that your warrior 
had the misfortune of being randomly matched against me. -- Mistress

Barnabas -- I'd say he got ya there. -- Tmoney, the Chaos Bringer mgr of the Den of 
Swords

names -- You're not fit to step onto the sands. -- Dozer

Ged -- If you had avoided the Den of Swords as often as I avoided your pitiful 
attacks, then perhaps I woulsn't have made you look so silly. -- Mistress

Hombre -- You and your warriors timing is like.....BAD. -- Tmoney, the Choas Bringer 
mgr of the Den of Swords

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

29 July 2003
           *     *     *     *The Third Annual Turf War*     *     *     *
     Yes, it's time again for alliances to go to war!  TW3 will be held in DM 47
(North Fork) at a date to be  specified later--right after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest is over...but I'm sure everyone wants to get their teams there soon!  Here
are the rules:

1.  Each alliance must have a leader declare the arrival of his alliance.  The leader
    will be responsible for verifying any and all teams/managers who declare to the
    alliance he/she is leading.
2.  Each manager, team declaring for the contest must have approval of the leader,
    donate one Roll-up Certificate ($5) to the prize pot (send it to me by diplo, by
    snail, or a note to customer service), and declare his/her team by diplo, p-ad or
    snail.
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
    double!
4.  Prizes are as follows (mostly...there WILL be some things added as the prize pot
    grows with entry donations--this list is not final!)
    *  Highest scoring alliance -- Rename Arena 47 for a period of 6 months, one half
       of the total prize pot donated; roll-up certs.
    *  The Alliance with the most returns from the DA will get to re-name the DA
       monsters for a period of 6 months.
    *  The alliance with the most warriors listed as style masters will get to pick
       the Alastari city/arena to host the next Grand Tournament.
    *  The warrior with the most front page honors/awards will have the Arenamaster
       named after him for a period of 6 months.
    *  The Alliance with the most front page Honors/Awards will have the honor of
        picking the *slow* arena to host the Fifth Annual Turf War.
    *  The team with the most listings as Style Master will find out the favorites of
       one of their warriors.
    *  The warrior with the most listings as Style Master will fight at my expense
       for five turns (I will transfer to the manager's account).
    *  The Alliance with the most kills will be able to re-name the stand-in warriors
       for a period of 6 months.
    *  The warrior that scores the most total points will fight at my expense for 5
       turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the manager's account).
    *  The team that scores the most total points will receive an extra share of
       roll-up certs from the prize pot.
     There may be more categories to come, and the prize pot still has to be
divided...I'm open to category/prize ideas--and further donations to the prize pot.
     The contest will run for *TEN* turns; prizes will be awarded at the end of the
11th turn.
     Scoring will be as follows:
* 5 points per fight, doubled for each of the following conditions met:
     -- Two Alliance     -- Champion
     -- Challenge        -- Two Champions
     -- Bloodfeud        -- Challenger losing
     -- Kill
     (Note:  DA losses are exempt, but DA wins will be *tripled*!!!  Ex:  Happy
Slasher goes to the DA and dies, no points are lost.  If he wins, his team scores 60
points!  If he was a champ, he scores 120 points!)
     Use the following chart to calculate scores:
Conditions Met:       0     1     2     3     4     5     6     7
Points Per Fight:     5    10    20    40    80   160   320   640
* Awards/Honors and Style Masters will each be awarded points also.  Find the total
number of each (do note add Awards and Style Masters together) and consult the graph
below.  Champs that score an award or style master count as two.
     1 --   5      7 --  320
     2 --  10      8 --  640
     3 --  20      9 -- 1280
     4 --  40     10 -- 2560
     5 --  80     11 -- 5280
     6 -- 100     (x2 for each extra)
Note -- These categories *count as "triple"*--they will be figured for each team,
*AND* again for each alliance *as well as* for each warrior!
*  Each and every mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points...period.
*  TVs will be scored on the same scale as Awards/Style Masters, but the total points
will be x10.  TC's will be scored as TV's, but x10 more.
Number of TV/TC's          Points Scored (TV/TC)
     1      50/ 500
     2     100/1000
     3     200/2000
     4     400/4000
     +     x2/ x2 (for each extra)
     Each alliance will start with 5000 points, scores for *fights* will be added to
the winner's total *AND* deducted from the losers.
     Come  one and all, defend your turf and the honor of your alliance...or your
own!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB
                    Arenas, DM 47, DM 73

1 August 2003
     Assurnasirbanipal invites you to Talcama to participate in the third BATTLE
ROYAL contest.  It is a Delarquan contest so brutal that even some of Talcama's most
notable managers will refuse to participate.  The rules are simpler than any other
contest:  You may not avoid any other contest team.  There are no silly rules for who
can and can't compete.  Any team in Talcama is eligible to compete.  The scoring is
also quite simple (+1 for a win, +1 for a kill (+1 for the win), -1 for a loss) and
the first team to reach 25 points is the winner.
     Scoring will be live--the results for the turn posted in the newsletter.  The
winner will be able to fight their contest team in Talcama for free for 6 months but
more importantly will win a contest against some of the best managers who play the
game in one of the hardest contests in the game.
     First turn for BATTLE ROYAL 3 is Talcama Turn 465, which is due August 30.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BACKLASH was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
HAYAI was murdered by MISTRESS SITALVA in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
FUNSHI was slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SNEAKY was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
WEE TODD was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
CHOPPED LIVER was butchered by WURM KIN in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
STREET LEGAL was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 4 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
CHUCK was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BOB was easily killed by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DOH was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
PARRY STRIKE was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CLAWS was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
RAY was viciously subdued by EURO STEAMER in a 4 minute Challenge Title bout.
MISTRESS was viciously subdued by NAMES in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
RUNNING subdued DOZER in a popular 3 minute Challenge brawl.
MAGNUS PHAEDRUS handily defeated BLACK WIDOW in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
PIMPLES was overpowered by JACOB in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
CARSON DAILY was handily defeated by MADE A COMBO in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
BET OR NOT DIE was bested by EASY TWEEZE in a popular 1 minute Challenge brawl.
ARSENIO HALL beat NINJATO in a 1 minute novice's Challenge match.
ANDERS was luckily beaten by SPENCER in a 2 minute bloody veteran's match.
JIMMY KIMMEL viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 3 minute contest.
DAVID LETTERMAN viciously subdued KILL ME in a 1 minute gory match.
BETTER NOT DIE handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CRYSALIS devastated PRIME RIB in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
JIGAI was overpowered by DIEGO MARADONA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RIB RAK was overpowered by SILENT DEATH in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRISSLE was subdued by FRANZ BECKENBAUER in a 2 minute novice's melee.
ROBERTO BAGGIO was vanquished by YOU in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
PORTER HOUSE viciously subdued AEROBED in a dull 12 minute brutal amateur's bout.
LIQUID D-WAYNE-O luckily beat ORBITREK in a 3 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         WALL OF STEEL     18 -   5 -  0      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  28 -  3      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  57 -  7      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   44 -  52 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  35 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  18 -  2      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  18 -  0      25  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 312 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:

WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  4     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  6         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        2 -  6         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  4     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    EURO STEAMER 3810          15   4  0  124 AS SEEN ON TV (361)
PARRY-LUNGE      RAY 3611                   10   4  0  101 THE BOLT (378)
TOTAL PARRY      SPENCER 3610                9   5  2   93 THE BOLT (378)
LUNGING ATTACK   NAMES 3755                  5   3  0   60 SADISTS F2F II (389)
SLASHING ATTACK  RUNNING 3758                4   1  0   58 SADISTS F2F II (389)
STRIKING ATTACK  JIMMY KIMMEL 3913           5   3  0   57 LATE SHOW (403)
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 
JIMMY KIMMEL 3913.  The ten other most popular fighters were BACKLASH 3695, RAY 3611, 
RUNNING 3758, EURO STEAMER 3810, NAMES 3755, FRANZ BECKENBAUER 4019, PORTER HOUSE 
4013, DOH 4028, ANDERS 3476, and ORBITREK 4004.

The least popular fighter this week was AEROBED 4005.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STREET LEGAL 4007, ROBERTO BAGGIO 4022, JIGAI 3978, KILL ME 3979, 
PIMPLES 3917, DOZER 3826, MISTRESS 3928, CLAWS 4000, PARRY STRIKE 4032, and BOB 4031.