DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/15/2003    Duedate: 12/27/2003

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-321

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLACK WIDOW
SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
(62-3807) [19-10-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLACK WIDOW                    FREON NECROPHILA
SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)         DEE CEE (397)
(62-3807) [19-10-0,112]        (62-3861) [4-1-0,72]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACK WIDOW                    BRUCE WILLIS
SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)         LATE SHOW (403)
(62-3807) [19-10-0,112]        (62-4053) [4-2-1,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAMURAI KIDS II (390)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAMURAI KIDS II (390)       31
2. LATE SHOW (403)             20      SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
3. SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)      19      Unchartered Team
4. MITHRAL HALO (383)          13
5. THE BEARS (268)              8      DEE CEE (397)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DEE CEE (397)              5   2  0 71.4   1/ 2 SAMURAI KIDS II (390)     8  6 1
 2- 2 SADISTS F2F II (389)      13   7  0 65.0   2/ 1 AS SEEN ON TV (361)       7  5 0
 3/ 3 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    29  17  0 63.0   3/ 4 MITHRAL HALO (383)        5  4 0
 4- 5 SRETSAMLEUD (407)         30  22  3 57.7   4/ 7 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)    4  1 0
 5/ 4*SOCCER STUDS (411)         8   6  0 57.1   5- 3 SRETSAMLEUD (407)         4  5 0
 6/ 7 THE BEARS (268)          261 213 18 55.1   6- 5 THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)   4  6 0
 7/ 8 SAMURAI KIDS II (390)     84  75  9 52.8   7/ 0 LATE SHOW (403)           3  2 0
 8/ 6 FISH MONGERS (406)        29  26  0 52.7   8/10 THE BEARS (268)           3  4 0
 9/ 9 AS SEEN ON TV (361)      125 129  8 49.2   9/ 9*DEE CEE (397)             2  1 0
10/10 MITHRAL HALO (383)        60  65  2 48.0  10/11 FISH MONGERS (406)        2  8 0
11/ 0 LATE SHOW (403)           31  41  3 43.1  11- 6 SADISTS F2F II (389)      1  0 0
12-11 THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)  101 142 10 41.6  12/ 8*SOCCER STUDS (411)        1  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Dark Federation #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Xochithlan, the royal palace:

     Tirisha Dulake leaned closer to her cousin, King Feyen, and pouted.  "You can't
be so hard hearted, Pootles," she cooed.  "It isn't like I'm asking a LOT from
you...."
     Feyen was too dark skinned to blush noticeably, but he felt himself getting
rather warm under the collar.  "Don't call me that!" he hissed.  [It is a gift in the
royal family of Xochithlan to be able to hiss words which contain no esses.]  "You're
the only one who remembers that Mother used to call me that!  But what if someone
overhears?"  He peered around nervously.  Eavesdropping was the national pastime in
Xochithlan, but he thought his throne room was reasonably secure.  Still, if anyone
heard her say that name....  He shuddered.
     "If you'll give me the soldiers, dearest cousin, I'll be so busy and so far
away, I'm sure I'll forget."
     "But Tirisha, I can't!  If I sent Xochithlani Royal Guardsmen into Mordanti
territory, it could start a war, or at LEAST," he shuddered again, "Samir would send
that battlemage of his to 'make an official protest' and the man has NO sense of
style at all.  His hair, his beard!"  King Feyen stroked his own perfect little
mustache.  "It's impossible, Tirisha, you must see that!"
     "No, it is NOT impossible."  Her coo was getting ragged around the edges,
letting the iron determination show through.  She took a deep breath, noting that,
as with every other man who saw her do that, she had riveted Feyen's attention; after
all, they were only second cousins on one side.  "You don't need to send the whole
Royal Guard.  I'm sure I won't need a thousand men in Rodeki.  It's such a LITTLE
place.  A hundred will be enough to protect me, DEAR Feyen."  She blew in his ear.
     Feyen took his own deep breath and managed not to melt on the spot.  "Well...a
hundred men, then, but no more!  And not in Royal Xochithlani uniform, either!"
     "Of course not, coz."  She patted his arm as she straightened up.  "I wouldn't
want anyone to get the idea they were on YOUR business."  She slid out of reach just
a little ahead of King Feyen's reaching hands.  "You won't have any trouble at all
over this, dear coz."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Arenamaster Xoron, a practitioner of the Ancient Elvish Martial Art of Seelie-
Khuei, was deeply resistant to feminine wiles.  He was, however, extremely interested
in cash.  Tirisha had plenty of cash.
     "I guess I could find you a few gladiators to serve as a personal bodyguard," he
muttered, mentally fingering the coins Tirisha had placed on the table between them.
"I couldn't vouch for their reliability, though."
     "I will attend to that," Tirisha said briskly.  "Twenty ounces of gold for every
gladiator you can find me.  Payable when they sign up."

Warriors and managers are invited to accompany Tirisha Dulake to Rodeki, or wherever
she may end up going.  A note in the personals addressed to Scribe, or an email to
Livia@reality.com will do it.

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Dark Federation #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Jhans:

     "That is a fight you cannot win, Princess Morra," Chancellor Ethylbyrr said.  He
leaned forward to emphasize his point, one hand on the report that had sparked the
discussion.  "It is better not to enter a battle you cannot win."
     "Darron wouldn't--"
     "Princess, your brother is no longer a boy, he is a young man now," the old man
said.  "He will not be pleased to receive...advice from his older sister, much less
commands.  Even without his new friends, he would be reluctant to--"
     "All right, you've made your point."  She looked away.  Looked out the window
across the city of Jhans, but she didn't really see it.  Didn't want to see it, if
the truth be told.  She was surprised to realize that what she really wanted to see
at this moment was her husband, Gryzash the Golden.  She had not felt strongly about
him one way or the other, theirs had been a marriage of political expediency.  But
Gryzash was--had been--a confident, decisive man.  One whose very presence would awe
these quarreling nobles of Jhans into obedience.  Unfortunately, Gryzash was dead.
Her thoughts shifted briefly to their son, Gorris.  She might have stayed in Jhans to
fight the treacherous 'advisors' of her brother, except...it was her first duty to
protect her son and defend HIS heritage.  Let Prince Darron worry about Jhans now.
It was time for her to leave him to it, for good or ill.
     "I must take Gorris to Sibikhas," she said finally.  "That is where my duty lies
now.  That city is his to rule, by rights, but it is easier to hold onto power than
to win it back after it's been lost.  Will you stay here and advise Darron?"
     Ethylbyrr laughed sadly and shook his head.  "The boy--the young man--wouldn't
have me," he said.  "His new friends won't want to share the influence, and...I am a
reminder of his youth.  Which he would prefer to forget as he strives to become a man
in his own eyes."
     "If you remain in Jhans without a royal post, your life won't be worth--"
     "It will be worth nothing at all," the old man said.  "I will be dead by the
time you clear the city's gates."
     She nodded.  There was no mercy in the Delarquan Federation for someone who fell
from power.  "Come with me to Sibikhas, then.  It would be a shame to waste your wit
and experience, old friend."
     The old man half rose from his seat across the table and bowed.  "I would be
honored to serve you in Sibikhas or elsewhere, Princess."  Seating himself again, he
said, "But you cannot simply decide to leave Jhans and then go.  You will need, at
the very least, bodyguards.  The Jhans Royal Guard you cannot take with you--they
belong here and will provide some protection from Darron, if he does not run
completely mad and dismiss them.  So you will need--"
     "Gladiators," she said firmly.  "Two or three, at least, as many as half a dozen
perhaps.  They are--"
     "They are crude men, for the most part," Ethylbyrr protested.
     "So?  They are less likely than any others to have political axes of their own
to grind.  I will have gladiators for bodyguards."  She grimaced.  "I will need
them."

This is a call for volunteers.  A personal, or an email to Livia@reality.com will do
it.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 484): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 370): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 489): MARY RETZLAFF of AMERICAN APPRAISAL (?, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 485): LYSISTRATA of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 484): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 488): IVANMOE of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 486): POPCORN MACHINE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 480): KEPLER of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 472): PROVIDENCE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 471): TSUNAMI of STORM WARNING (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 445): KATHLEEN of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 436): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 189): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 422): DRAXUS BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 371): DROGOI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 320): BLACK WIDOW of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 141): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 364): DOONE of FLAGG 16 from RODEKI (Flagg, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 484): BLOOD AND IRON (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 370): KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 489): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 485): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 484): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 488): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 486): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 480): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 472): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 471): BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 445): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 436): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 189): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 422): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 371): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 320): none
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 141): EPOCHOLYPSE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 364): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 370): MORADOR of RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 489): GO FISH of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
              (turn 488): THE MAN of FAMOUS HITTERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 488): IVANMOE of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
                (turn 487): GRIZZLY ADAMS of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 486): POPCORN MACHINE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                           SATOSHI KUNO of NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
               (turn 485): ISHINOMORI of NINJAS (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 472): PROVIDENCE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
                (turn 471): PEOPLE'S ELBOW of UNTOUCHABLES (Angus, mgr.)
                            ACK VERT of PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 435): EAGLE'S NEST of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 175): BIRAN of THE WHITE COMPANY (Silverstroke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 163): LUCIA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
                          GHASTLY MIGRAINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for VALAMANTIS.  Like, AS SEEN ON TV had to be 
so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by SAMURAI KIDS II!  Way to go 
SAMURAI KIDS II!  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but SADISTS F2F 
II really goofed with their 0-0-0.  The guys at SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 like really pulled 
together to get a 2-1-0 this turn, moving up by 3.  MVP award for BRUCE WILLIS?  LATE 
SHOW's proud of him after beating AEROBED and getting 21 points.  Talk about yer 
major upsets!  AEROBED's match with BRUCE WILLIS cost him a loss of 14 points!  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  BLACK WIDOW stopped HOLLY MACKEREL dead in hers 
tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said VALAMANTIS' Duelmaster was paying for drinks 
at The Wasteland Bar?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of AS SEEN ON TV must 
be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that 
I don't?  I don't know what MITHRAL HALO's been doing.  They certainly haven't been 
accepting many fights from AS SEEN ON TV, that's fer sher.  Like, is FREON NECROPHILA 
popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of VALAMANTIS!  He's got a 
4-1-0, is that good?  NINJATO must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair 
fights.  He challenged SARTANIAN.  8 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they 
tell me.) I thought NINJATO showed great skill and promise when he defeated 
SARTANIAN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All VALAMANTIS ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  VALAMANTIS is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK WIDOW 3807             19  10  0   112       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NAMES 3755                    9   5  0   106       SADISTS F2F II (389)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAWNRACER 3699               16  10  1    88       MITHRAL HALO (383)
 HOLLY MACKEREL 3951          10   2  0    88       FISH MONGERS (406)
 AKLAR 3700                   13  12  1    79       MITHRAL HALO (383)
 ALBACORE TUNER 3954           9   2  0    79       FISH MONGERS (406)
 FREON NECROPHILA 3861         4   1  0    72       DEE CEE (397)
-DOZER 3826                   17   8  0    68       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BETTER NOT DIE 3982           8   3  0    59       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
 DAVID LETTERMAN 3912          8   7  0    58       LATE SHOW (403)
 EURO SHARK 4052               7   1  0    58       AS SEEN ON TV (361)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY KIMMEL 3913             8   6  0    56       LATE SHOW (403)
-MISTRESS 3928                10   8  2    55       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
 GED 3823                      8  11  0    55       MITHRAL HALO (383)
 BIJIN 4057                    6   2  0    52       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
 BRUCE WILLIS 4053             4   2  1    49       LATE SHOW (403)
-CRYSALIS 3980                 8   3  2    45       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
-MAGNUS PHAEDRUS 3908          9  10  2    43       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
 THE BUM 3918                  5   2  0    43       THE BEARS (268)
 CARSON DAILY 3930             6   7  0    39       LATE SHOW (403)
 NINJATO 3977                  7   6  2    37       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
 EASY TWEEZE 3937              8   9  1    34       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
 AEROBED 4005                  7   2  0    34       AS SEEN ON TV (361)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAMBOO 4075                   5   1  3    33       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
-BET OR NOT DIE 3981           4   6  1    33       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
 GRIM REAPER 3803              3   1  0    33       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
-THERRU 3958                   5   4  0    32       MITHRAL HALO (383)
 FRANZ BECKENBAUER 4019        5   3  0    26       SOCCER STUDS (411)
 PSYCO KILLER 3804             3   2  0    26       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 ARSENIO HALL 3973             3   7  1    25       LATE SHOW (403)
-YOU 4002                      5   3  0    24       SRETSAMLEUD (407)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIGAI 3978                    5   7  0    23       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)
-ANGEL OF DEATH 3805           2   2  0    20       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 KING SAMMON 3955              4   6  0    18       FISH MONGERS (406)
-DOCTOR DEATH 3806             2   2  0    12       SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
 SARTANIAN 4081                1   1  0    12       MITHRAL HALO (383)
 SAVAGE 4076                   2   1  0    10       THE BEARS (268)
-SILENT DEATH 4033             1   5  0    10       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
-DIEGO MARADONA 4021           2   2  0     8       SOCCER STUDS (411)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROBERTO BAGGIO 4022           1   1  0     7       SOCCER STUDS (411)
 ELWEEZA CARPER 3993           0   3  0     3       FISH MONGERS (406)
-BLACK DAWN 4083               0   2  0     2       THE DEN OF SWORDS (369)
-GINSU CLASSIC 4084            0   1  0     1       AS SEEN ON TV (361)
 BAKA 4086                     0   1  0     1       SAMURAI KIDS II (390)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BOFFA 3862             1  1 0 DEE CEE 397           MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     321 NONE    
SWORDFISH 4003         1  3 0 FISH MONGERS 406      BAMBOO 4075           321         
FATHER 3363            6  9 0 SUPERIOR DOA 359      MAGNUS PHAEDRUS 3908  317 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOFFA was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GED was devastated by FREON NECROPHILA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BIJIN handily defeated EASY TWEEZE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
NINJATO vanquished SARTANIAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BLACK WIDOW overpowered HOLLY MACKEREL in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
ALBACORE TUNER viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 11 minute gory duel.
DAWNRACER devastated DAVID LETTERMAN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JIMMY KIMMEL was handily defeated by AKLAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
THE BUM won victory over PSYCO KILLER in a action packed 1 minute gruesome duel.
EURO SHARK overpowered FRANZ BECKENBAUER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
AEROBED was savagely defeated by BRUCE WILLIS in a exciting 4 minute gruesome fight.
BAMBOO executed SWORDFISH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CARSON DAILY demolished KING SAMMON in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
GRIM REAPER bested JIGAI in a 1 minute battle.
ARSENIO HALL demolished ELWEEZA CARPER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided brawl.
SAVAGE savagely defeated BAKA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  25 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  39 -  2      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  22 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  29 -  1      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  64 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   8 -  3      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 321 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BLACK WIDOW 3807           19  10  0  112 SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)
STRIKING ATTACK  DAWNRACER 3699             16  10  1   88 MITHRAL HALO (383)
PARRY-LUNGE      HOLLY MACKEREL 3951        10   2  0   88 FISH MONGERS (406)
LUNGING ATTACK   AKLAR 3700                 13  12  1   79 MITHRAL HALO (383)
TOTAL PARRY      ALBACORE TUNER 3954         9   2  0   79 FISH MONGERS (406)
BASHING ATTACK   BIJIN 4057                  6   2  0   52 SAMURAI KIDS II (390)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLACK WIDOW 3807.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BRUCE WILLIS 4053.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLACK WIDOW 
3807, THE BUM 3918, ARSENIO HALL 3973, SAVAGE 4076, BIJIN 4057, AKLAR 3700, CARSON 
DAILY 3930, FREON NECROPHILA 3861, NINJATO 3977, and DAWNRACER 3699.

The least popular fighter this week was ALBACORE TUNER 3954.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BAKA 4086, ELWEEZA CARPER 3993, KING SAMMON 3955, SWORDFISH 
4003, FRANZ BECKENBAUER 4019, PSYCO KILLER 3804, JIMMY KIMMEL 3913, DAVID LETTERMAN 
3912, HOLLY MACKEREL 3951, and SARTANIAN 4081.

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

BLACK WIDOW (62-3807) SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (395)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXII

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE DRAGON 2505 (103-87-1)             4  3  0         SAVAGE               
5 2979 (88-60-3)                       1  4  0         NUMBERS              

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE ETERNAL PLEDGE 2931 (30-22-0)      0  2  0         LEGENDS OF TKE       

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KERMIT 3267 (13-8-0)                   3  3  0         THE MUPPETS          
EURO STEAMER 3810 (16-5-0)             0  2  0         AS SEEN ON TV        
P.B. BLASTER 3718 (16-5-2)             0  2  0         AS SEEN ON TV        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DIO 3336 (10-8-0)                      2  3  0         MIDGETS              
THE GREY LADY 2992 (8-3-0)             2  3  0         THE DARK TEMPLE      
NAMES 3755 (7-5-0)                     1  3  0         SADISTS F2F II       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MANAGER 3392 (8-3-0)                   8  2  0         SUPERIOR DOA         
LHI 3361 (9-5-1)                       6  3  0         SUPERIOR DOA         
DAVID LETTERMAN 3912 (8-6-0)           4  3  0         LATE SHOW            
FREON NECROPHILA 3861 (2-1-0)          3  3  0         DEE CEE              
GED 3823 (7-9-0)                       2  3  0         MITHRAL HALO         
ALBACORE TUNER 3954 (8-1-0)            0  2  0         FISH MONGERS         
MADE A COMBO 3896 (8-6-0)              0  2  0         WON AT POOL          
RUNNING 3758 (4-2-0)                   0  1  0  DEAD   SADISTS F2F II       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE BUM 3918 (4-0-0)                   5  3  0         THE BEARS            
VICIOUS THRILL 3885 (2-3-1)            5  3  0         FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS  
HOLLY MACKEREL 3951 (9-1-0)            4  3  0         FISH MONGERS         
ARSENIO HALL 3973 (2-7-1)              3  3  0         LATE SHOW            
BETTER NOT DIE 3982 (6-2-0)            3  3  0         SRETSAMLEUD          
CARSON DAILY 3930 (5-7-0)              3  3  0         LATE SHOW            
DMOBSTER 3362 (4-3-0)                  1  1  0  DEAD   SUPERIOR DOA         
NINJATO 3977 (5-4-2)                   0  2  0         SAMURAI KIDS II      
PIMPLES 3917 (5-2-0)                   0  2  0         THE BEARS            

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AEROBED 4005 (4-1-0)                   5  3  0         AS SEEN ON TV        
BIJIN 4057 (3-1-0)                     3  3  0         SAMURAI KIDS II      
YOU 4002 (4-1-0)                       3  3  0         SRETSAMLEUD          
BRUCE WILLIS 4053 (3-2-1)              2  3  0         LATE SHOW            
EURO SHARK 4052 (3-1-0)                2  3  0         AS SEEN ON TV        
FRANZ BECKENBAUER 4019 (4-2-0)         0  2  0         SOCCER STUDS         
THERRU 3958 (4-3-0)                    0  2  0         MITHRAL HALO         

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLOWBEE JR 4068 (1-2-0)                3  3  0         AS SEEN ON TV        
SOMETIMES_IT 4023 (0-1-0)              3  3  0         AIN'T EASY           
SWORDFISH 4003 (1-1-0)                 3  3  0         FISH MONGERS         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRINGDOWNABLE 4024 (0-0-0)             6  3  0         AIN'T EASY           
RUBBER CHICKEN 4073 (0-0-0)            4  3  0         BLITHERING IDIOTS    
DARK RED 3448 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         GOTHIC PRIDE         
SAVAGE 4076 (0-0-0)                    0  2  0         THE BEARS            
SILVER BULLET 3451 (0-0-0)             0  1  0  DEAD   GOTHIC PRIDE         

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SPUD WEBB 3397 (3-10-0)                3  3  0         MIDGETS              
KISSAKI 3834 (12-8-1)                  1  3  0         SAMURAI KIDS II      

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAC A. RONI 3124 (4-2-1)               3  3  0         THE BEARS            
A MAN CALLED E 1580 (0-0-0)            2  3  0         PAUL & THE BANSHEES  
ANN MOST 3310 (5-2-0)                  1  3  0         ENIGMA               
BLUE BUTTERFLY 3642 (0-0-0)            0  2  0         MIKE'S INK           

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OLD ENGLISH 2866 (0-1-0)               2  3  0         FLOYD'S BREWERY      
QUICK DEATH 3624 (0-1-0)               2  3  0         THE BEARS            

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUDDEN DEATH 3778 (0-1-0)             12  1  0         EVIL DEATH DUDES     
GRIZZLY 3856 (1-1-1)                   6  3  0         THE BEARS            
MASS EXODUS 3983 (0-1-0)               3  2  0  DEAD   SRETSAMLEUD          
DAWN 3564 (3-1-0)                      4  3  0         DELTA BREEZE         
PEANUT 3705 (0-1-0)                    2  3  0  DEAD   THE BOLT