Date   : 12/23/2003    Duedate: 01/05/2004


DM-63    TURN-317

This Weeks Top Honors


(63-2376) [19-38-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPEEDBUMP                      JHANA
WAYFARERS (248)                SAFE HAVEN (270)
(63-2376) [19-38-0,95]         (63-2233) [4-0-1,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPEEDBUMP                      ELENA
WAYFARERS (248)                SITTIN' ON ACES (283)
(63-2376) [19-38-0,95]         (63-2356) [8-2-0,90]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SITTIN' ON ACES (283)       30
2. SAFE HAVEN (270)            25      MONSTER CHILD (292)
3. MONSTER CHILD (292)         12      Unchartered Team
4. WHY KNOT (201)               7
5. THE BIZZLE (295)             0      SAFE HAVEN (270)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE BIZZLE (295)           3   0  1  100   1/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)           6  9 1
 2/ 2*SAFE HAVEN (270)          13   5  2 72.2   2/ 4*SAFE HAVEN (270)          4  2 0
 3/ 0 MONSTER CHILD (292)        7   4  0 63.6   3/ 5 SITTIN' ON ACES (283)     4  3 0
 4/ 3 SITTIN' ON ACES (283)     11   9  0 55.0   4- 2*THE BIZZLE (295)          3  0 1
 5/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)          351 418  8 45.6   5/ 3 WHY KNOT (201)            3  0 0
 6/ 5 WHY KNOT (201)           140 219  7 39.0   6/ 0 MONSTER CHILD (292)       1  0 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 #21 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     "Bound to be trouble there," Hallie O'Dene said almost cheerfully.  She guided
her horse toward the half-hidden tower.  "It's too pat to be anything but a trap."
     "You've got that right, doll," Raoul agreed.  "But it just might be a trap for
sheep.  Let's see how it handles some wolves."
     "It might be a perfectly innocent tower," Jeri Northwind protested.
     "It MIGHT, doll, but I don't think so.  It--"
     "If it was a 'perfectly innocent' building, whether ruined or whole, I'd have
heard of it," Hallie said.  "It's my job to hear of such things.  Besides, this isn't
the first time I've been down this road, and I don't recall seeing that tower before.
Maybe--MAYBE I missed it because I didn't need it, but...."
     "But it's the kind of thing you would be looking for anyway," Raoul said.
Thunder crashed suddenly.  He squinted at the trees.
     If there was going to be lightning, the trees might be risky shelter at best.
Of course, riding down a road with nothing nearby as tall as three gladiators on
their horses wouldn't be safe, either.  The horses seemed to have their own ideas and
ran in under the trees at the edge of the road, not quite fast enough to avoid the
deluge that suddenly burst from the clouds.
     Even the trees didn't provide much shelter from that driving downpour.  Raoul
took off his hat and tried to shake the water from it, then shrugged and put it back
on.  "Not much choice--risk the tower or drown where we sit."  He urged his horse
forward.  The light wasn't good now that the rain had closed over them, but he
thought he could see a door of planks weathered to almost the same gray as the
     As they approached, the door moved.  Opened into the black interior of the
     "Probably haunted," Hallie muttered.  "If we're lucky.  If not...well, all the
vampires may not be in Leemith.  And there are robbers, and--"
     "Oh, stop!" Jeri protested.  "At least not robbers--they couldn't have BUILT the
tower since you were here last, could they?"
     "If they had a wizard--"
     A figure appeared in the doorway.  Between the rain and the shadow of the trees
now, it was little more than a pale, moving shape until they got close.  Too close
now to flee, if they had to and he was any kind of wizard.
     An old man, Raoul saw, but not bent or shriveled with his age.  Tall, lean as a
bone, with a narrow, hawk's face, hair more gray than red, wearing a simple robe of
natural-colored wool.  He made a gesture that was half an offer of shelter, half a
command that they enter.
     "Come out of the rain," he said.  His voice was deep and cold, and he spoke
Fratsfan with a slight accent like none that Raoul had ever heard before.  He stepped
toward the doorway ahead of them.  "I have a great aversion to becoming wet."
     After a brief hesitation, Raoul dismounted and moved forward, leading his horse.
"We didn't expect to find a shelter along this stretch of the coast," he said,
shaking what rain he could from his clothes before entering.  The room within was
circular and large, filling the whole base of the tower.  A fire burned on a hearth
to one side.  It looked like the part near the door had been used to stable horses
before, and recently.
     "This tower has been here a long time," the man said.  He turned back at the
fireplace and watched the women enter behind Raoul.  "But it has not always been...
     "You're a wizard," Hallie said.
     It wasn't a question, but the man bowed his head slightly.  "Perhaps the
greatest.  I am Kaldrehn of Krael."
     One of the women drew a breath in shock; Raoul didn't look back to see which
one.  He didn't want to turn his back on this man.  "It figures that a great wizard
wouldn't have been caught in the destruction of Krael," he agreed.  "But I'm
surprised I haven't heard of you before.  You don't have the look of a recluse."
     Kaldrehn laughed.  "And so I am not."  His gaze shifted from Raoul to look
past--at the women, probably.  "Not at all a recluse.  Nor a man to endure the tedium
of the dark centuries between the fall of Krael and the present, if it could be
avoided.  A man with skill enough can move behind time from one era to another, as he
wills."  His smile was not reassuring.  "As I willed."

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 478): RICK DERRIS of VIEW ASKEW (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 477): ATROPHY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 470): WOF-A-MIT of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 467): SLIM SHADY of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 466): NOLAN ORGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 467): MR. GRINCH of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 463): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 429): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 422): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 415): ANASTASIA of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 326): BLACK CAT of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 316): GORDIAN of WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 140): LOKI of ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 238): Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 478): SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 477): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 470): THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 467): THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 466): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 467): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 463): none
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 429): WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 422): THE FLINTSTONES (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 415): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 186): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 326): RED AVENGERS (Rage Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 316): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 140): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 363): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 478): HARRY POTTER of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 477): ATROPHY of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 470): WOF-A-MIT of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
                           SNAKE IN THE GRASS of SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
               (turn 469): HOMELESS PRINCE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo)
                           EDWIN MEESE of CONSPIRACY INC. (?, mgr.)
                           HOW--LITE of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 467): SLIM SHADY of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 185): VIOLENT VIOLET of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
                            SQUASH BUTT of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PYROTECHNICIAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 326): BLACK CAT of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
              (turn 325): THE LIMELIGHT of CLUB CULTURE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 316): GORDIAN of WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 140): GHOULSHINE of MONSTER RANCHER (Hombre, mgr.)
                 (turn 139): BATTLEMAGE of SHADOW MAGIC (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out AMEN-TEI to see 
what's new.  MVP award for ERICKA BEARICKA?  MONSTER CHILD's proud of him after 
beating PASSER BY and getting 12 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  PASSER BY's 
match with ERICKA BEARICKA cost her a loss of 11 points!  This Duelmaster is like 
something else!  GORDIAN stopped WANDERING JO dead in hers tracks!  I hear the top 
team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters 
for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of SAFE HAVEN must be getting lonely.  
They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  I don't 
know what SITTIN' ON ACES' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many 
fights from SAFE HAVEN, that's fer sher.  Like, is SPEEDBUMP popular, or what?  He 
was challenged the most in all of AMEN-TEI!  He's got a 19-38-0, is that good?  I'm 
not so sure JHANA knew all the facts when she challenged HOBO JO of WAYFARERS.  I saw 
JHANA stumbling and dribbling at The Swinging Aardvark last week...  Do you think 
JHANA knew something before she challenged HOBO JO?  She got a win and 25 points.  
What will the gal do next?  People were asking me did ELENA REALLY challenge 
SPEEDBUMP?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a 
spectacular fight, or anything, but SPEEDBUMP wants me to write about it since he was 
bested by ELENA.  Satisfied?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPEEDBUMP 2376               19  38  0    95       WAYFARERS (248)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELENA 2356                    8   2  0    90       SITTIN' ON ACES (283)
 WANDERING JO 2411            21  23  3    89       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JHANA 2233                    4   0  1    50       SAFE HAVEN (270)
 ERICKA BEARICKA 2461          7   4  0    49       MONSTER CHILD (292)
 JOE CHILL 2527                7   2  0    46       WAYFARERS (248)
 HOBO JO 2520                  8   4  0    37       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUINZE 2355                   3   3  0    32       SITTIN' ON ACES (283)
 PASSER BY 2513                7   9  0    30       WAYFARERS (248)
 FREAN 2234                    4   0  0    28       SAFE HAVEN (270)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINDEL 2231                   2   3  1    21       SAFE HAVEN (270)
-PIZNAUL JIZNOKE 2495          1   0  0    20       THE BIZZLE (295)
-HYDRO ON THE D-LO 2494        1   0  1    16       THE BIZZLE (295)
-F'SHIZZLE M'NIZZLE 2492       1   0  0    16       THE BIZZLE (295)
-LOCKHEART 2232                2   1  0    14       SAFE HAVEN (270)
-DEEVINE 2230                  1   1  0     9       SAFE HAVEN (270)
-ARLO 2357                     0   3  0     3       SITTIN' ON ACES (283)
-KENJI 2359                    0   1  0     1       SITTIN' ON ACES (283)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gordian -- I can think of LOTS of reasons "why knot?"  Such as, you never slow down
when you come to a speed zone.  I hate that. -- Speedbump
P.S.  I see you're graduating.  Congratulations.

     You mean you're not supposed to speed in a speed zone?  I thought that's that
     they meant! -- Ed.

I didn't know what to make of the Virginal Concubine.  She was so ODD. -- Wandering

Elena -- My momma used to tell me, "Joe, it's cool to let a woman win sometimes."  I
remembered that, and there you are. -- Joe Chill
P.S.  What's it like being dead and then resurrected?  Sounds kinda cool all by

Quinze -- How'd you get away from the Qubit team?  I thought all you guys were
supposed to be there, not here. -- Passer By
P.S.  But at least you lost.  That makes up for a lot.

Tindel -- Where's that?  I could appreciate a safe haven myself. -- Hobo Jo

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.

     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
     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

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

ELENA viciously subdued SPEEDBUMP in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
JHANA slimly won victory over HOBO JO in a 5 minute Challenge match.
GORDIAN devastated WANDERING JO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ERICKA BEARICKA demolished PASSER BY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JOE CHILL vanquished TINDEL in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
QUINZE overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
FREAN overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  19 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  13 -  2      32  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 317 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ELENA 2356                  8   2  0   90 SITTIN' ON ACES (283)
PARRY-STRIKE     JHANA 2233                  4   0  1   50 SAFE HAVEN (270)
AIMED BLOW       ERICKA BEARICKA 2461        7   4  0   49 MONSTER CHILD (292)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HOBO JO 2520                8   4  0   37 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is SPEEDBUMP 2376.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ELENA 2356.  The ten other most popular fighters were JHANA 2233, HOBO JO 2520, 
PASSER BY 2513, SPEEDBUMP 2376, and TINDEL 2231.

The least popular fighter this week was TINDEL 2231.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SPEEDBUMP 2376, PASSER BY 2513, WANDERING JO 2411, FREAN 2234, QUINZE 
2355, JOE CHILL 2527, ERICKA BEARICKA 2461, HOBO JO 2520, JHANA 2233, and ELENA 2356.

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


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

GORDIAN (63-2104) WHY KNOT (201)