DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/25/2003    Duedate: 01/21/2004

KYR'TERR ARENA

DM-71    TURN-141

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOMB
SHADOW GOLD (402)
(71-4704) [12-1-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOMB                           ORANGUTANG
SHADOW GOLD (402)              SUPERIOR FORCES 2200 (433)
(71-4704) [12-1-0,106]         (71-4088) [5-1-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOKI                           LOKI
ARCTIC GUARDS (403)            ARCTIC GUARDS (403)
(71-3798) [13-10-1,99]         (71-3798) [13-10-1,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHADOW GOLD (402)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHADOW GOLD (402)           24
2. SHADOW GAMES (536)          10      SHADOW GOLD (402)
3. SUPERIOR FORCES 2200 (433)   8      Unchartered Team
4. SHADOW TALES (452)           7
5. CASTLE BLACK (430)           7SUPERIOR FORCES 2200 (433)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*AREAN MAFIA (559)          1   0  0  100   1/ 1 SHADOW GOLD (402)         8  4 0
 2- 2*3RD ARCTIC GUARDS (508)    3   1  1 75.0   2/ 2 CASTLE BLACK (430)        8  5 0
 3/ 6*SUPERIOR FORCES 22 (433)   6   3  1 66.7   3- 3 HAZAARDS OF CLONIN (373)  4  1 0
 4- 3*SHADOW REIGN (532)         2   1  0 66.7   4/ 4 ARCTIC GUARDS (403)       3  3 0
 5/ 4 SHADOW GOLD (402)        125  67  3 65.1   5- 6 SHADOW MAGIC (454)        2  0 1
 6- 5 SHADOW MAGIC (454)        50  28  3 64.1   6- 8*3RD ARCTIC GUARDS (508)   2  0 1
 7- 7 WOMBAT DREAMS (419)       21  14  0 60.0   7- 7*15TH ARCTIC GUARD (520)   2  0 1
 8/ 8 CASTLE BLACK (430)        93  69  3 57.4   8/15*SUPERIOR FORCES 22 (433)  2  0 0
 9- 9 I'M HISTORY II (558)      43  35  4 55.1   9- 9 WOMBAT DREAMS (419)       2  2 0
10-10 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (322)   75  66  7 53.2  10/ 5*SHADOW GAMES (536)        2  4 0
11-11*6TH ARCTIC GUARDS (511)    1   1  1 50.0  11-16*6TH ARCTIC GUARDS (511)   1  0 1
12-12*8TH ARCTIC GUARDS (513)    1   1  0 50.0  12-13*AREAN MAFIA (559)         1  0 0
13/13 ARCTIC GUARDS (403)       31  34  2 47.7  13-17*8TH ARCTIC GUARDS (513)   1  0 0
14-14 HAZAARDS OF CLONIN (373)  23  27  1 46.0  14-18 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (322)   1  1 1
15/18*SHADOW GAMES (536)         5   6  0 45.5  15-10 THE LOWLIFES (416)        1  1 0
16-16*15TH ARCTIC GUARD (520)    4   5  2 44.4  16-11*SHADOW REIGN (532)        1  1 0
17-17*SHADOW RULE (557)          8  11  1 42.1  17-12*SHADOW SPAWN (453)        1  2 0
18/22*SHADOW TALES (452)         6  10  0 37.5  18/19*SHADOW TALES (452)        1  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K

    '*'   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 #20 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Skaithvarn:

     Raoul glanced over his shoulder, but Dankilvan's mansion was already out of
sight around one of the street's numerous curves.  He wasn't sure Berdan had even
noticed their departure yet; at least, the Fratsfan wasn't coming along behind them.
He shrugged and turned forward again.  As he'd told Hallie, they could do this
mission without Berdan if they had to, and looked like that was the way it was going
to be.  He looked at the Delarquan.  "Tell us more about these vampires in Leemith,
doll.  Are they going to be a problem to deal with?  Do they attack chance
travelers?"
     "Well...not instantly, anyway."  Hallie pulled a couple of pocket-sized leather
folders from a belt pouch, handing one to each gladiator.  "These are passes signed
by Lord Dankilvan and naming you as being on business for Istoreth.  If you get a
chance to show the pass, that should give you some protection.  Of course, if we meet
someone who's working for, oh, Sharvan or Pantiello, or even Ulm, maybe, then the
passes will get us INTO trouble...."
     "Those being other city-states here, I take it?"
     "Yep.  The Ulmers are probably okay, they've got some kind of trade treaty with
Convincia.  But if the Leemin don't want whatever it is your Peranis is selling, I
bet the Sharvanese will."
     "These Sharvanese have Delarquan ties?" Jeri asked.
     "No, ISTORETH has Delarquan ties," Hallie corrected her.  "Sharvan isn't a
player in Trier politics.  Yet.  But they want to be."
     "And Peranis' book of names and blackmail material would give them their ticket
to the party," Raoul finished.  "Damn."  He scowled at the crowded street and the
city gate ahead of them without seeing any of it.  "What's the political stance of
this Leemith place?"
     "Mostly they just want to be left alone," Hallie answered promptly.  "If they
buy the list of names, it would be some lord doing it for personal profit, I would
guess.  Nobody's ever suggested they want to be a power in the Trier."
     Raoul nodded, his attention returning to his companions.  "So Peranis might be
able to sell it in Leemith if he's in a hurry, but he'd probably get more money, and
cause more trouble for Andorian, if he takes it to Sharvan?"
     "Yes.  That'd be how I see it."  Hallie glanced at Raoul.  "Whose names are on
this list?"
     "According to Berdan, noblemen, politicians, merchants, even some arena
managers--people who make a big noise in Andorian politics and the Andorian economy."
     "People with secrets they'd pay a lot--or do a lot--to keep hidden."
     "Right."
     "Hmm."  Hallie showed her own pass at the city's gate and indicated her
companions with a gesture.  "They're with me."  She led the way through the gate and
onto the open road.
     "We might've asked how long ago Peranis went through," Jeri said, urging her
mount up beside Hallie's.
     "I already did.  Two days.  It's one day from here to Leemith, another day to
Ulm, a third to Sharvan, moving at a normal traveling pace.  Peranis may already have
made his deal in Leemith, if he found a purchaser there."
     Raoul glanced at the sky.  It was midmorning, clear and crisp.  Maybe eight
hours of daylight left, he judged.  "Let's pick up our pace a little, then, so we can
make inquiries in Leemith this evening."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     The road hugged the coast, sometimes running along the narrow, stony beach,
sometimes veering inland to cross small, steep-sided valleys, occasionally clinging
to a cliff above the water.  They met no one coming from the south, and were
overtaken by no coming from behind them.  There were no villages or inns along the
road.  A dense pine forest covered most of the land near the road.
     "You could BELIEVE in vampires in a place like this," Jeri muttered, twisting to
reach the cloak tied behind her saddle.  The temperature had dropped steadily all
morning, and now, looking north, she saw why.  A bank of clouds filled the northern
sky with shades of slate and charcoal.
     "Of course.  What's to disbelieve?  I never argue with the facts, doll," Raoul
said.  He glanced over at her--they were riding all three abreast--and followed her
gaze northward.  "Damn.  Any place along here where we could take shelter?"
     "Not that I know of," Hallie admitted, squinting at the clouds uneasily.  "We
might come across something, I suppose, but would YOU trust any shelter you found
along here under these circumstances?  Bound to be a disaster waiting to happen."
     "We don't have much choice," Jeri argued.  "If we can find ANYTHING, a house, a
ruin, a CAVE, even, I'm for it!"  She kicked her horse into a better pace.  "We know
there's no shelter behind us, almost all the way back to Istoreth, so--"  The horse
seemed to share her dislike of storms and willingly shifted into a pounding gallop
down the hill into the next little valley.
     Almost hidden among the trees was the curved stone wall of a stubby tower.

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #21 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Skaithvarn:

     "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
stones.
     As they approached, the door moved.  Opened into the black interior of the
tower.
     "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...
visible."
     "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."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 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.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 363): EARTHQUAKE of NATURAL DISASTERS from ARADI (Soultaker)

                                      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

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in KYR'TERR this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  SUPERIOR FORCES 2200 stable has parlayed 
this turn's 1-0-0 into a 7 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 8th 
place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, CHESS fought PERSISTANT BEGGAR and gained 10 
points and contributed to SHADOW GAMES' 1-0-0.  MORROLAN E'DRIEN has lost to SIF, 
falling 5 points, while helping make CASTLE BLACK a 2-2-0 turn.  And not without some 
honor, TOMB now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of KYR'TERR.  Tell me, is 
nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Dripping Blade uses 
trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  The most challenged warrior this turn 
was SUPERIOR FORCES 2200's warrior ORANGUTANG.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  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.   
     I like this place, KYR'TERR, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls. 
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in KYR'TERR and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in KYR'TERR again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOMB 4704                    12   1  0   106       SHADOW GOLD (402)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOKI 3798                    13  10  1    99       ARCTIC GUARDS (403)
 VAULT 4353                   16   1  0    96       SHADOW GOLD (402)
 ALIERA 4192                  12   7  0    96       CASTLE BLACK (430)
 LOIOSH 4059                  13   7  0    91       CASTLE BLACK (430)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEN FRANKLIN 5133            14   9  0    83       I'M HISTORY II (558)
 VLADIMIR TALTOS 4191         10   8  0    80       CASTLE BLACK (430)
-GRUBS 3949                    8   2  0    75       WOMBAT DREAMS (419)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-I OF THE KNEE DOLL 3532       5   5  1    66       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-AIKEN 3933                    7   5  0    62       THE LOWLIFES (416)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIF 3925                     10  10  0    57       ARCTIC GUARDS (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL 3375     5   4  0    47       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
 MORROLAN E'DRIEN 4909         4   5  0    46       CASTLE BLACK (430)
-MAD CAT 4802                  4   1  2    45       15TH ARCTIC GUARD (520)
-PRIME 5125                    4   0  0    43       SHADOW RULE (557)
-AYE OF THE NEEDLE 3376        5   5  0    42       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-EYE OF THE NEEDLE 3379        5   4  0    37       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORANGUTANG 4088               5   1  1    33       SUPERIOR FORCES 2200 (433)
-BOLT HOLE 3952                4   3  0    33       WOMBAT DREAMS (419)
-UG 4949                       1   0  1    33       THE LOWLIFES (416)
-FLUX 4374                     2   1  0    32       SHADOW SPAWN (453)
-DEAD TWO 5126                 1   1  1    32       SHADOW RULE (557)
-WOLF TRAP 4742                2   0  0    27       3RD ARCTIC GUARDS (508)
-I OF THE NEEDLE 3377          3   6  0    25       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-DARK KING 4945                2   1  0    25       SHADOW REIGN (532)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IDOL 4706                     3   5  0    23       SHADOW GOLD (402)
-ULLER 4179                    2   5  1    23       2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (322)
-POKER 4972                    2   0  0    23       SHADOW GAMES (536)
 RUMOR 4372                    5   3  0    22       SHADOW TALES (452)
 CHESS 4968                    2   2  0    22       SHADOW GAMES (536)
-TWISTED 4376                  2   1  0    22       SHADOW SPAWN (453)
-LOCUST 4755                   1   1  1    20       6TH ARCTIC GUARDS (511)
-CICADA 4739                   1   1  1    20       3RD ARCTIC GUARDS (508)
-RUNEMASTER 4382               3   5  0    19       SHADOW MAGIC (454)
-CAESAR 4766                   1   1  0    18       8TH ARCTIC GUARDS (513)
-NO TICKS 3951                 4   3  0    17       WOMBAT DREAMS (419)
-NECROMANCER 4707              3   0  0    17       SHADOW MAGIC (454)
 PYRAMID 4938                  2   2  0    15       SHADOW GOLD (402)
-BETSY ROSS 5134               1   1  0    11       I'M HISTORY II (558)
-TOMMY VITO 5145               1   0  0    11       AREAN MAFIA (559)
-SAM ADAMS 5138                1   5  1    10       I'M HISTORY II (558)
-CHARLATAN 4709                2   1  0     7       SHADOW MAGIC (454)
-PATRICK HENRY 5136            1   1  0     7       I'M HISTORY II (558)
-PASHA 5128                    1   3  0     6       SHADOW RULE (557)
-MORRIS 4091                   1   2  0     5       SUPERIOR FORCES 2200 (433)
-DIAMOND QUEEN 5131            0   4  0     4       SHADOW RULE (557)
-WARPED 4377                   0   3  0     3       SHADOW SPAWN (453)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CIVILIZATION 4970      1  1 0 SHADOW GAMES 536      LOCUST 4755           139         
RULE 4981              1  1 0 SHADOW GOLD 402       ULLER 4179            140         
SAGA 4936              1  1 0 SHADOW TALES 452      CICADA 4739           139         

                                     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

MORROLAN E'DRIEN was bested by SIF in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
LOKI was bested by TOMB in a action packed 6 minute veteran's Title duel.
VAULT demolished KHALHUMS DWARF in a 5 minute uneven fight.
ALIERA devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
LOIOSH overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
VLADIMIR TALTOS was defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute veteran's struggle.
IDOL was savagely defeated by ORANGUTANG in a action packed 3 minute gruesome melee.
RUMOR vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CHESS vanquished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
PYRAMID overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       30 -   8 -  0      79  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  15 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  20 -  2      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  55 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  14 -  2      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   9 -  0      10  |

Turn 141 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TOMB 4704                  12   1  0  106 SHADOW GOLD (402)
LUNGING ATTACK   LOKI 3798                  13  10  1   99 ARCTIC GUARDS (403)
STRIKING ATTACK  LOIOSH 4059                13   7  0   91 CASTLE BLACK (430)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LOKI 3798.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
LOKI 3798.  The ten other most popular fighters were VLADIMIR TALTOS 4191, SIF 3925, 
IDOL 4706, ORANGUTANG 4088, CHESS 4968, TOMB 4704, ALIERA 4192, LOIOSH 4059, MORROLAN 
E'DRIEN 4909, and VAULT 4353.

The least popular fighter this week was PYRAMID 4938.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RUMOR 4372, VAULT 4353, MORROLAN E'DRIEN 4909, LOIOSH 4059, ALIERA 
4192, TOMB 4704, CHESS 4968, ORANGUTANG 4088, IDOL 4706, and SIF 3925.

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

GHOULSHINE (71-3893) MONSTER RANCHER (412)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXII

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PANDA 550 (104-92-0)                   4  3  0         EDGE OF EXTINCTION   

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AMAX 3590 (21-17-0)                    9  1  0         COAL, INC.           
SETHRA LAVODE 4060 (24-5-0)            9  1  0         CASTLE BLACK         
SNOWY OWL 3252 (48-48-0)               0  2  0         CALL OF THE WILD     

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KOOSH BALL 3536 (37-27-0)              7  3  0         STUFF I BROUGHT      
BLAMELESS COOK 2362 (10-2-0)           3  3  0         WANNABEES            
SUPERIORBOY 3640 (34-60-1)             2  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 1F   

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK ANDARUS 3783 (21-12-0)           7  3  0         SHADOW MOD           
LEGION '8' 2369 (4-1-0)                5  3  0         D.O.A.               
BEER 3539 (18-23-0)                    0  2  0         STUFF I BROUGHT      
CENTURION 3432 (18-12-1)               0  2  0         2ND ARCTIC GUARDS    
MISER 3793 (36-16-2)                   0  1  0         SHADOW GOLD          

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GHOULSHINE 3893 (17-8-0)               8  2  0         MONSTER RANCHER      
BOIL-BITER 3466 (8-5-1)                4  3  0         POSITIVELY PUTRID    
AIKEN 3933 (6-5-0)                     2  3  0         THE LOWLIFES         
BATTLEMAGE 4383 (22-5-0)               1  3  1         SHADOW MAGIC         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LOIOSH 4059 (12-6-0)                   7  3  0         CASTLE BLACK         
VAULT 4353 (14-1-0)                    4  3  0         SHADOW GOLD          
VLADIMIR TALTOS 4191 (9-7-0)           3  3  0         CASTLE BLACK         
NEURLOS 4917 (5-5-0)                   2  3  0  DEAD   MIKE'S MORGUE        
SIF 3925 (9-9-0)                       2  3  0         ARCTIC GUARDS        
TOMB 4704 (10-1-0)                     1  3  0         SHADOW GOLD          

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EYE OF THE NEEDLE 3379 (5-4-0)         5  3  0         HAZAARDS OF CLONING  

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MORROLAN E'DRIEN 4909 (3-4-0)          9  1  1         CASTLE BLACK         
BOLT HOLE 3952 (3-3-0)                 8  2  0         WOMBAT DREAMS        
CICADA 4739 (1-1-1)                    7  3  0         3RD ARCTIC GUARDS    
MAD CAT 4802 (3-1-1)                   7  3  0         15TH ARCTIC GUARD    
WOLF TRAP 4742 (2-0-0)                 5  3  0         3RD ARCTIC GUARDS    
LOCUST 4755 (1-1-1)                    2  3  0         6TH ARCTIC GUARDS    
CAESAR 4766 (1-1-0)                    1  3  0         8TH ARCTIC GUARDS    
NO TICKS 3951 (4-2-0)                  0  2  0         WOMBAT DREAMS        

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DARK KING 4945 (1-1-0)                11  2  0         SHADOW REIGN         
FLUX 4374 (2-1-0)                      3  3  0         SHADOW SPAWN         
WARPED 4377 (0-3-0)                    0  2  0         SHADOW SPAWN         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DWAYNE 4713 (0-0-0)                    9  2  0         THE LOWLIFES         
BLUEBEARD 5175 (0-0-0)                 6  3  0         SUPERIOR HORDE 196L  
GHOST 4954 (0-0-0)                     6  3  0         18TH ARCTIC GUARDS   
SUN COBRA 4961 (0-0-0)                 4  3  0         19TH ARCTIC GUARDS   
WOLF HOUND 4976 (0-0-0)                3  3  0         14TH ARCTIC GUARDS   
YGG 4897 (0-0-0)                       1  3  0         ARCTIC GUARDS        
CRIMSON HAWK 4957 (0-0-0)              0  2  0         19TH ARCTIC GUARDS   
F'LAR 5300 (0-0-0)                     0  2  0         I'M FANTASY          
MANGER 4712 (0-0-0)                    0  2  0         THE LOWLIFES         

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DESERT TORTOISE 555 (0-0-0)            3  3  0         EDGE OF EXTINCTION   
CHIEF PINIWACK 2349 (7-0-1)            0  2  0         LEGION AIN'T         

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROAD KILL 2367 (2-3-0)                 3  3  0         D.O.A.               
RED GOLD 3878 (5-6-0)                  1  3  0         SHADOW GOLD          

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RABID DOG 4082 (2-2-0)                 8  2  0         SHADOW MOD           
SUPERIOR TYCK 3628 (1-1-0)             5  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 1F   
SOBEKNEFRU 3279 (2-1-0)                2  3  1         THEBES               
DRANDUS DE'VIR 4723 (0-0-0)            0  2  0         REALMS TUFTS         
EQ BUNS 3736 (4-1-1)                   0  2  0         BEING YUKON          

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEFILER 4385 (2-1-1)                   7  3  1         SHADOW MAGIC         
NONBORN KING 5129 (1-1-0)              6  3  0         SHADOW RULE          
DIAMOND MASK 4197 (1-2-0)              2  3  0         METACONCERT