Date   : 05/13/2003    Duedate: 05/26/2003


DM-63    TURN-302

This Weeks Top Honors


(63-2469) [15-8-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WAYFARERS (248)                
(63-2469) [15-8-0,104]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPEEDBUMP                      DRIFTER
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2376) [15-27-0,81]         (63-2397) [19-12-1,92]


WHY KNOT (201)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)             31
2. TOMATO ENFORCER (284)       19      DIS-TEAM (247)
3. WHY KNOT (201)               3      Unchartered Team
4. THE EXILED ONES (31)        -8
5. DIS-TEAM (247)             -11      RON'S REAPERS (37)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 DIS-TEAM (247)           150 112  6 57.3   1/ 1 WHY KNOT (201)            8  4 2
 2/ 1 THE EXILED ONES (31)     367 305 13 54.6   2/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)           8  7 0
 3/ 2 TOMATO ENFORCER (284)     78  84  4 48.1   3/ 2 TOMATO ENFORCER (284)     6  2 0
 4/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          314 380  6 45.2   4/ 4 THE EXILED ONES (31)      1  2 0
 5/ 5 WHY KNOT (201)           124 204  7 37.8   5/ 0 DIS-TEAM (247)            0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Tankesh didn't waste time cursing, he had a decision to make, and fast:  fight 
or flight.  He could take the two men that were supposed to "teach him better 
manners," and their captain and the rest of his men as well, come to that.  He wanted 
to.  But would it forward his mission, which was to get into the Kashka, kill the 
traitor, restore Kasarya to her rightful position, make sure the Andorian League came 
out of the whole mess looking good, and get out safely himself?  Or run, change his 
appearance yet again, and try a different approach?  Prudence said he should run, but 
he didn't want to.
     "You leave him alone!" Kasarya screeched.
     Tankesh half sighed, half grinned.  That would do it!  No guard liked taking 
orders from a civilian, and damned few Karnhorns could bear to take orders from a 
woman, and then when you throw in the apparent difference in class....  He turned, 
dropping into a hand-to-hand fighting stance.  No point in killing these men if he 
didn't have to; they were just doing their jobs.
     Party of five, two men dismounted and carrying clubs.  Okay, clubs he would 
fight bare-handed until he could grab one and turn it on the other.  But if either 
one drew a sword, they were dead men.  He feinted to the left, wove right, and then 
darted toward the left-hand man and grappled briefly, seizing his club in time to 
turn and parry the other fellow.  The right-hand man staggered a little when his blow 
met unexpected resistance, but he recovered fast.  So did the one Tankesh had 
disarmed, grabbing him from behind in a bear hug.  Tankesh slammed his head back, 
butting the bear-hugger in the face, stamped on the man's foot, and twisted free.
     By this time, the other two guardsmen had gotten their mouths closed and were 
dismounting, drawing swords.  So much for Mr. Nice Guy.  His sword slid into his hand 
as he turned and moved to put the wall at his back.  If the women had any sense--and 
Kasarya, at least, should--they'd get out of the way.
     Taynisya took a step forward and said, "Do not kill him!  This is the man for 
whom the Vizier has been searching, and he must be delivered to the Kashka alive."
     Tankesh took note, in the back of his mind, that this had been a trap all along.  
Taynisya would pay for that, but later.  Right now... nobody told him that he had to 
keep these Karnhorn Palace Guards alive.  Especially not that captain, sitting on his 
horse and waiting for his men to "teach the peasant manners."  Afraid to do his own 
dirty work?  Or did he just feel that he was above such things?  Whichever, he was 
going to find himself in trouble soon enough....
     Tankesh took out the first swordsman before the man could get set, with a 
slashing sweep to the sword arm that crippled it.  Then spun back to drive off one of 
the club-wielders he'd fought first, back to the second swordsman....  The action 
flowed into a blur guided by instinct and years of training, years that even the best 
of these guardsmen couldn't match.  They were probably good enough to dominate 
peasants, but that wasn't good enough to take HIM.
     Which the captain seemed to recognize, finally.  He drew his own sword and 
leaped down from his horse.  Off-hand shortsword for parrying, Tankesh noted, and 
steel back- and breast-plates instead of the leather worn by his men.  The captain 
moved like a man who knew what he was doing, too, probably trained in one of the 
better local schools, maybe even a local duelist... but could he equal a gladiator?  
And would the other men, the two that weren't badly hurt, stay out of it?  He heard 
the sounds of a scuffle off to the side, and Kasarya cursing, but couldn't turn to 
look.  With luck, she had taken out one of the guardsmen; at the least, she was 
keeping the man busy.

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 230): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 462): SHAIRLINDRIA of TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 462): CRAIG of OLYMPIANS (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 455): TOE-PAZ #2 of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 451): JEHANNUM of THE ASININE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 452): VAMPIRE of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 452): R'AKA of THE DREADLANDS (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 448): THE FRATSFAN CHEF of ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (Generalissimo
                         Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 413): JUDAS PRIEST of THAT 80'S METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 407): GWYN AP NUDD of CAER SIDHE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 399): LH PUTTGRASS of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 178): LONGARMOFTHELAW of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 311): CROW of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
                            Ivy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 230): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 462): TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 462): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 455): THE ZOO (Morris, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 451): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 452): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 452): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 448): RED DOG GANG (Goff, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 413): WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 407): WANDERERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 399): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 178): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 311): NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 301): WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 132): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 347): BOXES (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 462): SHAIRLINDRIA of TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 462): CRAIG of OLYMPIANS (?, mgr.)
                          ESOX LUCIUS of DELIVERANCE (Lance Turbo, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 455): TOE-PAZ #2 of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
                           COLOSSUS of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman, mgr.)
               (turn 454): SARU SKINK of THE ZOO (Morris, mgr.)
                           TAXES of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
                           NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 451): JEHANNUM of THE ASININE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 452): VAMPIRE of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 451): COTTONMOUTH of VENOM (Lord Fang, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 406): SMASHNGRAB of FIST OF FIVE (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 310): HURFOON of SWIFT CURRENT (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 131): RAVEN of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail Amen-Tei and farewell,

This is my first and last time as DuelMaster of our great city.  As you all know, I 
have received the call to join my kinsman, Nasty Nitters, on the Isle.  For all the 
stat lovers out there, my dimensions are 17-12-6-17-15-6-11; Normal HP; Good 
Endurance/Encumbrance; Great Damage.

Skills - Master Ini, Atk; Adv Expert Def; Expert Parry
Weapon - Short Spear (rats, I was hoping for halberd)
Learns - Parry
OE/AL - Low/High

This probably makes the Wayfarers very happy now that I'm leaving them.  Midnight 
Rambler, now I don't have to stay up all night due to your rambling.  Drifter, I hope 
you go over the falls one day (hey, at least you won't be drifting anymore).  Ah yes, 
my old buddy Speedbump... you should change your name, Punching Bag is probably good, 
not to mention more accurate.

--Avaricious Avon

                                      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.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for HANGMAN, who flew up 14 points in the rankings after mashing DIS-LOCATE 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten 
was DIS-LOCATE, who dropped 11 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout 
with HANGMAN.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was 
THE EXILED ONES' XINGARA, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by AVARICIOUS 
AVON.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you can pick your 
friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 2469        15   8  0   104       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIS-JOINT 2163               11   7  0   115       DIS-TEAM (247)
-DIS-FUNCTIONAL 2223           7   2  0   100       DIS-TEAM (247)
 RAZORTOOTHROTEY 2360         14  12  0    94       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)
 DRIFTER 2397                 19  12  1    92       WAYFARERS (248)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XINGARA 2352                 21  15  0    88       THE EXILED ONES (31)
-DIS-GRUNTLE 2162             12   4  0    86       DIS-TEAM (247)
 SPEEDBUMP 2376               15  27  0    81       WAYFARERS (248)
-DIS-COMBOBULATE 2222          8   1  1    81       DIS-TEAM (247)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WANDERING JO 2411            16  13  1    65       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORDIAN 2104                  7   3  0    52       WHY KNOT (201)
 HANGMAN 1631                  6   4  1    52       WHY KNOT (201)
-CURVACEOUS CORRY 2387         8   7  0    39       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HALF HITCH 2490               6   4  1    32       WHY KNOT (201)
 DIS-LOCATE 2471               3   2  1    31       DIS-TEAM (247)
 GRANNY 2489                   4   6  2    27       WHY KNOT (201)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILLER KINCY 2512             1   0  0     6       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)
 PASSER BY 2513                0   1  0     1       WAYFARERS (248)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SINISTER SANDRO 2462          0   1  0     1       TOMATO ENFORCER (284)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GORKUS 2295           22 17 0 THE EXILED ONES 31    NASTY NITTERS 2383    298 REVENGED
POOR STRANGER 2497     3  4 0 WAYFARERS 248         HANGMAN 1631          301         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Razortoothrotey -- I'll bet dentists refuse to work on you.  I sure would. -- 

My true opinion of the "Noble" Assassin is unprintable.  I wish I'd killed him. -- 
Midnight Rambler

And the Veteran Mercenary should be allowed to retire in peace, instead of in pieces. 
-- Drifter

Gordian -- You're supposed to stand STILL so I can cleave you. -- Wandering Jo

Hangman -- And I don't want to "hang out" with YOU at all. -- Poor Stranger
P.S.  Us Strangers always get the blame.  It's discrimination.

Hmm, it certainly simplifies our job when no one else writes personals.  But I could 
stand the complication of having someone to answer, you know. -- Schendirk, Wayfarers

30 April 2003
All -- Remember to put your arena number on your strategy sheets.  Strategies turned
in without an arena number run the risk of missing the turn. -- NAIEI

10 May 2003
To All -- Fellow managers, I humbly request your help.  My team (Ex Oblivione) was
started in Monuntial (DM 34) back in '92.  They were active for seven months.  I have
lost all early traces of them.  If any of you can help with copies of relevant
newsletters or, if you fought one of my warriors, copies of the fights, I would
greatly appreciate it.  I only have one of my original warriors left from the early
team now active in DM 60.  You can diplo me with any info here in the wonderful city
of Aradi.  Thank you in advance. -- Enigma, manager Ex Oblivione

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AVARICIOUS AVON devastated XINGARA in a action packed 1 minute mismatched fight.
MIDNIGHT RAMBLER savagely defeated RAZORTOOTHROTEY in a 2 minute Title melee.
SPEEDBUMP vanquished GORDIAN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DRIFTER defeated M. CHARDINEE in a exciting 3 minute fight.
WANDERING JO devastated HALF HITCH in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
HANGMAN overpowered DIS-LOCATE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
GRANNY was overcome by THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 3 minute fight.
KILLER KINCY overcame PASSER BY in a action packed 1 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   2 -  2      83  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  17 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  18 -  2      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 302 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 2469      15   8  0  104 WAYFARERS (248)
TOTAL PARRY      XINGARA 2352               21  15  0   88 THE EXILED ONES (31)
SLASHING ATTACK  WANDERING JO 2411          16  13  1   65 WAYFARERS (248)
BASHING ATTACK   HANGMAN 1631                6   4  1   52 WHY KNOT (201)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SPEEDBUMP 2376.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DRIFTER 2397.  The ten other most popular fighters were MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 2469, 
2411, XINGARA 2352, DIS-LOCATE 2471, GRANNY 2489, and PASSER BY 2513.

The least popular fighter this week was HALF HITCH 2490.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GORDIAN 2104, PASSER BY 2513, GRANNY 2489, DIS-LOCATE 2471, XINGARA 
2352, WANDERING JO 2411, KILLER KINCY 2512, HANGMAN 1631, SPEEDBUMP 2376, and 

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