DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/21/2003    Duedate: 09/17/2003

DRAGONHEAD ARENA

DM-72    TURN-137

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CONSTANTINE
AGELESS WONDER (584)
(72-5361) [9-3-1,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONSTANTINE                    ANGRY MAN
AGELESS WONDER (584)           RAGE-ING BULL (569)
(72-5361) [9-3-1,95]           (72-5433) [2-1-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

2 PHAT                         CK1
VERMIN (165)                   CRIMSON KILLERS (587)
(72-5064) [11-2-0,81]          (72-5442) [2-1-1,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AGELESS WONDER (584)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)      61
2. NIGHTMARE LOGIC (586)       33      NIGHTMARE LOGIC (586)
3. RAGE-ING BULL (569)         23      Unchartered Team
4. X-POSSE (579)               10
5. SNIVELLS (585)               9      RAGE-ING BULL (569)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 DARQUE FORCES (509)       25  13  3 65.8   1/ 2 AGELESS WONDER (584)     10  5 0
 2/ 2 NIGHTMARE LOGIC (586)     31  17  2 64.6   2/ 4 CRIMSON KILLERS (587)     8  4 2
 3/ 3 CRIMSON KILLERS (587)     97  64  7 60.2   3/ 3 FREELANCERS (576)         8  6 0
 4- 4 DEATH-N-HONOR (530)       24  16  2 60.0   4/ 7 NIGHTMARE LOGIC (586)     7  1 1
 5/ 5 SNIVELLS (585)            65  46  6 58.6   5/ 1 ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)     7  7 1
 6/ 6 FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)   169 131 17 56.3   6/ 9 JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)    7  8 2
 7- 7 THE OCTAVIANS (515)       34  30  3 53.1   7/ 6 FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)    5  7 1
 8/10 FREELANCERS (576)         69  67 10 50.7   8/10*RAGE-ING BULL (569)       5  8 0
 9/ 9 VERMIN (165)             164 161  7 50.5   9/ 5 ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)     5  9 0
10/11 AGELESS WONDER (584)      33  40  2 45.2  10/12 VERMIN (165)              3  5 0
11/12 ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)     23  32  3 41.8  11-13 DARQUE FORCES (509)       2  0 0
12/13 ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)     36  56  3 39.1  12- 8 DEATH-N-HONOR (530)       2  0 0
13/15*RAGE-ING BULL (569)       13  22  1 37.1  13/15 SNIVELLS (585)            2  5 0
14/17 JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)    27  57  2 32.1  14/18*X-POSSE (579)             2 13 0
15-18*HAREM OF CHAOS (580)       2  10  0 16.7  15-11 THE OCTAVIANS (515)       1  1 0
16/19*X-POSSE (579)              2  13  0 13.3  16-17*HAREM OF CHAOS (580)      1  2 0
17/ 0*SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (590)    0   1  0  0.0  17/ 0*SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (590)   0  1 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

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

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

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

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for DRAGONHEAD.  Like, ROCKERS OF RAGE had to 
be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by AGELESS WONDER!  Way to go 
AGELESS WONDER!  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but ROCKERS OF 
RAGE really goofed with their 2-2-0.  X-POSSE like really fought hard to move up to 
14th from 18th.  Way to go!  Cut this out and put it in your scrapbooks, FREELANCERS! 
'Cause they got 3-1-0 and moved up to 3rd!  MVP award for KHARATEESKA?  JUSTICE OF 
STEEL's proud of it after beating ARDASHIN and getting 22 points.  Talk about yer big 
time losers!  HAFGAN got smashed by BLAZE REGICIDE, and lost 19 points!  Like DARK 
ARENA's SPYMASTER is sweating since he got Dark Arena Challenged by Duelmaster ANDRO 
MEDA!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think ANDRO MEDA should let 
SPYMASTER be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  JUSTICE OF STEEL was the most avoided team.  Is a 27-57-2 record 
really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are ROCKERS OF RAGE?  JUSTICE OF 
STEEL, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an 
invitation!  Can FREELANCERS' WILLDRAS be more popular than me?  He was challenged 
the most, but is that really the same?  People were asking me did NIZNEK REALLY 
challenge ABBERAN?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a 
spectacular fight, or anything, but ABBERAN wants me to write about it since he 
defeated NIZNEK.  Satisfied?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All DRAGONHEAD ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Pinch me, I must be dreaming!!!  ANDRO MEDA returns from the 
Dark Arena, maybe a "little upset" at his FEARSOME LEGENDS teammates...  How cruel!  
FREELANCERS heartlessly sent his to JARRAC certain fate in the Dark Arena.  Is a 
16-12-2 bad or something?  What a bunch of heartless!  I couldn't believe how many 
people were snickering when KHARATEESKA killed ARDASHIN.  So he had a 7-12-0, that's 
no excuse!  ANGRY MAN bloodfeuded (is that a word?) CK1 for revenge over some guy's 
bad fortune.  Was it really worth it?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can 
do?   
     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.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONSTANTINE 5361              9   3  1    95       AGELESS WONDER (584)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOROKAN 5416                 16   5  0   108       CRIMSON KILLERS (587)
-CATER PILLAR 2304            10   0  2   104       VERMIN (165)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CADELL 4755                  14   5  0    91       THE OCTAVIANS (515)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 2 PHAT 5064                  11   2  0    81       VERMIN (165)
-PIERCE-007 4862               7   3  1    72       DEATH-N-HONOR (530)
 2 PHAT TOO 5063              10   6  1    70       VERMIN (165)
-SNIVELL 9 5382               11   8  0    69       SNIVELLS (585)
-FAITH 4760                    8   8  2    68       THE OCTAVIANS (515)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAZE REGICIDE 1861           8  10  0    61       JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)
 THE BAKER 4548               10  10  1    57       FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENTALEN 5288                13   6  1    55       FREELANCERS (576)
 WILLDRAS 5282                 8   1  0    49       FREELANCERS (576)
-VIPER 4759                    6   5  1    49       THE OCTAVIANS (515)
 ATOMIC PUNK 2 5344            5   4  0    49       ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)
 DUNAUT 5367                   8   6  0    48       AGELESS WONDER (584)
 TINY TURK 4581                7  12  2    46       ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)
 LORD EARL GREY 4546           7  10  1    46       FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)
-D-BRAUN 4865                  7   1  0    46       DEATH-N-HONOR (530)
 FLINT 5392                    4   1  0    42       NIGHTMARE LOGIC (586)
 HAFGAN 5355                   7   6  1    40       AGELESS WONDER (584)
-CHUNKY MONKEY 5394            2   0  0    40       NIGHTMARE LOGIC (586)
 EAGLE KEYS 4585               6  13  0    36       ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BETTY BOO 5378                4   2  0    33       SNIVELLS (585)
 KHARATEESKA 5437              3   0  2    33       JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)
-LARRY LAMPSHADE 5396          3   0  0    33       NIGHTMARE LOGIC (586)
 ANDERON 5260                  5   4  0    32       FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)
-BIG HORN 5208                 3   1  0    30       RAGE-ING BULL (569)
-BIG D 4860                    5   3  0    29       DEATH-N-HONOR (530)
 KAZMIRYK 5405                 3   0  1    29       CRIMSON KILLERS (587)
 ABBERAN 5280                  6   1  2    28       FREELANCERS (576)
-CRAZY TRAIN 5352              3   0  1    28       ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)
 BAD ATTITUDE 5411             4   3  0    27       CRIMSON KILLERS (587)
-KEIS MIAZ 4757                2   3  0    27       THE OCTAVIANS (515)
 SOON TO DA 5341               4   1  0    25       ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)
-WYNDSTORM 4599                2   2  1    25       DARQUE FORCES (509)
 ASNEFF 5434                   3   0  0    24       AGELESS WONDER (584)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGRY MAN 5433                2   1  0    23       RAGE-ING BULL (569)
-ANGELIQUE 4597                3   1  0    21       DARQUE FORCES (509)
-DARQUE KNIGHT 4598            3   1  0    21       DARQUE FORCES (509)
 ROMIR THE SECOND 5454         1   1  0    21       JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)
-UNKNOWN III 5127              1   1  0    20       DEATH-N-HONOR (530)
 CYOLIS 5311                   4   1  1    19       ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)
-RABID RABBIT 2317             3   1  0    17       VERMIN (165)
-CHAOS SPEAR 5318              2   1  0    16       HAREM OF CHAOS (580)
-UNDER CUT 4864                3   1  0    15       DEATH-N-HONOR (530)
-MIZ CRABTREE 5351             1   0  0    15       THE OCTAVIANS (515)
 CK1 5442                      2   1  1    14       CRIMSON KILLERS (587)
 NL1 5441                      2   1  1    14       NIGHTMARE LOGIC (586)
 GOODBYE! 5407                 2   2  1    13       CRIMSON KILLERS (587)
 CANNONBALL 5313               1   2  0    13       X-POSSE (579)
 LITTLE BULL 5467              1   0  0    13       RAGE-ING BULL (569)
 CALIBAN 5462                  1   0  0    11       X-POSSE (579)
 MAXIMUM ICE 5391              1   0  0     8       NIGHTMARE LOGIC (586)
 ATOMIC DOG 5430               1   2  0     6       ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)
 HAELDEN 5436                  1   2  0     5       JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERLYN 5452                   1   1  0     4       AGELESS WONDER (584)
 NIZNEK 5423                   0   2  0     3       ANCIENT KNIGHTS (507)
-HACK MISTRESS 5319            0   3  0     3       HAREM OF CHAOS (580)
 ORPHAN 5463                   0   1  0     1       X-POSSE (579)
 EVIL WOMAN 5468               0   1  0     1       ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)
 DEAD GIRL 5465                0   1  0     1       X-POSSE (579)
-CHAOS' HORN 5422              0   1  0     1       HAREM OF CHAOS (580)
 SUNSPOT 5464                  0   1  0     1       X-POSSE (579)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ARDASHIN 4583          7 12 0 ANCIENT KNIGHTS 507   KHARATEESKA 5437      137         
SPYMASTER 22           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          ANDRO MEDA 4550       137 NONE    
JARRAC 5294           16 13 2 FREELANCERS 576       DARK CHAMPION 24      137 NONE    
TWISTER 5317           0  2 0 HAREM OF CHAOS 580    ABBERAN 5280          134         
GLITTERSWORD 5320      0  2 0 HAREM OF CHAOS 580    CYOLIS 5311           134 REVENGED
SPIRAL 5321            0  1 0 HAREM OF CHAOS 580    ABBERAN 5280          133 NOT REVE
HRAIVAN SHALLA 1848    2  4 0 JUSTICE OF STEEL 173  KAZMIRYK 5405         137         
MAD COW 5207           1  4 0 RAGE-ING BULL 569     MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     137 NONE    
BAD ANDY 5432          0  1 0 RAGE-ING BULL 569     CK1 5442              135 JUST REV
LITTLE JOHN 5453       0  1 0 RAGE-ING BULL 569     KHARATEESKA 5437      136         
ZIFFLE 5375            0  4 0 SNIVELLS 585          BLACK ORC 20          137 NONE    
CINDER 5374            1  3 0 SNIVELLS 585          SPYMASTER 22          137 NONE    
BASEBALL 5460          0  1 0 SPORTS CRIP PLAYS 590 SHEWISH GIANT 21      137 NONE    
2 PHAT TWO 5429        0  2 0 VERMIN 165            CRAZY TRAIN 5352      136         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Veteran Mercenary -- I really enjoyed taking it to you.  You put a good fight.  But 
it wasn't enough. -- Constantine

Chaos Horn -- You put up a pretty good fight there gal.  I see you learned good.  I 
didn't get one skill.  I may not be around long. -- Berlyn

Tny Turk -- You hit very hard.  You may of fractured my ankle, but I also hit hard 
also.  And I like lots of pain. -- Hafgan

Willdras -- Oh no.  You got me this time.  We will meet again.  Oh yeah.  If my buddy 
don't get you first anyways.  Good fight and played well. -- Donaut

Ziffle -- Why do we keep meeting like this.  It doesn't look good.  Thanks for the 
skills.  I see I was really blessed. -- Asneff

CKI -- Good fight, my bad.  Maybe angry man can handle you.  Then next time, I will 
send another one your way. -- Rage-ing Bull

NLI -- When I said you could make a salesman, I meant to say you need to sell better 
armor to people. -- Big Horn
P.S.  I'm taking a vacation.  See you soon.

26 July 2003
     Citizens of Alastari, a bright dawn has risen.  While you slept, a pernicious
force has entered the once-fair City of Aruak.  It fought alongside their treasured
warriors, it drank with their fans, and it slept with their women.  Now the masks are
coming off.
     Warriors, be afraid...be very afraid.  After years of Andorian managers ranting
that Aruak is the safest city in Alastari, the Frothingslosh Syndicate has selected
Aruak City as the home for its next epic 'contest'--Murder by Numbers II.  Our spies
have selected the warriors for extermination, and the executioners have had several
months to prepare.  Now a new age of darkness will descend upon Aruak, as the
Syndicate and its allies bring an entirely new level of competition to the arena!
Downchallenges!  Assassinations!  Small poodles as hors d'oeuvres!
     The Murder by Numbers II 'rules' will be announced next cycle.  However, we
invite all managers, from all corners of Alastari, to come to Aruak City and take
part...in one way or another.  Help defend the honor of a long heralded haven for the
pure, or join the forces of change in their siege of the ice-cream and cake
stronghold of the Dukes of Nerf-Dueling!
     This exercise is not for either the faint of heart or the weak willed.  Blood
will flow, brains will leak, and beer will be chugged.  Either way, we welcome you
with open arms and gleaming blades.
     This public service announcement has been brought to you by Frothingslosh Epic
Contests (tm), the number 86, and the letter 'K'.

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

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

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

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

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari), 
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.  
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.  
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all 
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they 
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in 
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by 
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the 
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many 
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by 
pests.
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own 
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except 
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you 
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.  
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents 
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target 
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous 
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and 
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANDRO MEDA viciously butchered SPYMASTER in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
JARRAC was dispatched by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
ZIFFLE was easily killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
MAD COW was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
CINDER was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BASEBALL was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
ANGRY MAN unbelievably bested CK1 in a exciting 3 minute amateur's Bloodfeud fight.
THE BAKER was devastated by 2 PHAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
EAGLE KEYS slimly lost to ATOMIC PUNK 2 in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
DUNAUT viciously subdued LORD EARL GREY in a action packed 4 minute Challenge duel.
TINY TURK lost to VENTALEN in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
SOON TO DA was outlasted by WILLDRAS in a tiresome 20 minute Challenge fight.
KHARATEESKA viciously butchered ARDASHIN in a 4 minute Challenge bout.
NIZNEK was overcome by ABBERAN in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
2 PHAT TOO was demolished by CONSTANTINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
HAFGAN was overpowered by BLAZE REGICIDE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ANDERON was narrowly defeated by FLINT in a 2 minute gory duel.
CANNONBALL was bested by ASNEFF in a 1 minute duel.
BAD ATTITUDE handily defeated HAELDEN in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
HRAIVAN SHALLA was butchered by KAZMIRYK in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
GOODBYE! was overpowered by ROMIR THE SECOND in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CYOLIS overpowered EVIL WOMAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
ATOMIC DOG bested ORPHAN in a 4 minute novice's contest.
NL1 overpowered SUNSPOT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BERLYN was luckily beaten by CALIBAN in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's fray.
MAXIMUM ICE viciously subdued DEAD GIRL in a popular 5 minute gory novice's bout.
LITTLE BULL vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  12 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   5 -  3      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  16 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         LUNGING ATTACK    60 -  58 -  4      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  25 -  6      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW        11 -  19 -  1      37  |

Turn 137 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     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     4 - 11         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  2     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CONSTANTINE 5361            9   3  1   95 AGELESS WONDER (584)
WALL OF STEEL    VENTALEN 5288              13   6  1   55 FREELANCERS (576)
TOTAL PARRY      WILLDRAS 5282               8   1  0   49 FREELANCERS (576)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is 2 PHAT 5064.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CK1 5442.  The ten other most popular fighters were KHARATEESKA 5437, MAXIMUM ICE 
5391, EAGLE KEYS 4585, DUNAUT 5367, LORD EARL GREY 4546, BERLYN 5452, ANDERON 5260, 2 
PHAT 5064, ATOMIC PUNK 2 5344, and VENTALEN 5288.

The least popular fighter this week was WILLDRAS 5282.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOON TO DA 5341, ATOMIC DOG 5430, DEAD GIRL 5465, SUNSPOT 5464, 
GOODBYE! 5407, HRAIVAN SHALLA 1848, HAELDEN 5436, CANNONBALL 5313, HAFGAN 5355, and 2 
PHAT TOO 5063.

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

ANDRO MEDA (72-4550) FEARSOME LEGENDS (505)
JARRAC (72-5294) FREELANCERS (576)