DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/01/2003    Duedate: 07/28/2003

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-135

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PUNCH DRUNK
WAY TO GO! II (346)
(73-3836) [16-4-2,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PUNCH DRUNK                    VROCK
WAY TO GO! II (346)            BAATANAR'RITEZU V (544)
(73-3836) [16-4-2,121]         (73-4771) [5-1-0,81]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOONSTONE                      F. D. A.
FLAMING FIST (65)              HERE COME THE SCUM! (517)
(73-703) [22-19-0,104]         (73-4801) [1-1-0,10]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAY TO GO! II (346)         56
2. THE WAR WIZARDS (440)       32      THE BULLS (43)
3. ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)         31      Unchartered Team
4. SATAN'S VOMIT (127)         28
5. PEACE MAKERS (493)          28      BAATANAR'RITEZU V (544)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*EASTERN HORDE VII (534)    2   0  0  100   1/ 1 SATAN'S VOMIT (127)      11  4 1
 2/ 2*BAATANAR'RITEZU V (544)    6   1  0 85.7   2/ 5*FEMME FATALE (507)       11  4 1
 3- 3*BIMBO BRIGADE 4 (483)     10   4  0 71.4   3/ 2 WAY TO GO! II (346)      11  4 0
 4- 4*M*A*S*H (413)             11   5  0 68.8   4/ 7 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)       9  5 1
 5/ 5 THE BULLS (43)           128  65  8 66.3   5/ 8 DHOOMZDEY (486)           8  6 0
 6- 6*BAD BREAKS (444)           9   5  0 64.3   6/ 3 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)        8  7 0
 7/ 7 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)        31  19  2 62.0   7/26 PEACE MAKERS (493)        7  4 1
 8/ 9 WAY TO GO! II (346)       89  56  6 61.4   8/11 THE WAR WIZARDS (440)     7  8 1
 9-11*TEAM FRIED (512)           6   4  0 60.0   9/12 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       7  8 0
10/ 8 COWBOYS FROM HELL (387)   35  25  1 58.3  10/14*HORS DE COMBAT (539)      7  8 0
11-13 BLOOD LUST (499)          44  32  2 57.9  11/20 BLOOD OF KINGS (107)      6  4 1
12/12 RISING SUN (515)         107  78  5 57.8  12- 6 BILBO'S BUDDIES (550)     6  4 0
13/15*DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)  20  15  0 57.1  13/22 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  6  7 0
14/20 HERE COME THE SCUM (517)  35  28  1 55.6  14/10 ALPHABET SOUP (39)        6  9 0
15-16*KIWI CONNECTION (406)      5   4  0 55.6  15/ 9*DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)  5  1 0
16-19 BILBO'S BUDDIES (550)    151 122  3 55.3  16/ 4 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       5  7 0
17/17 DHOOMZDEY (486)           43  35  3 55.1  17-19 WEISS MACHT (496)         4  3 1
18/18 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      362 295 30 55.1  18/16 HERE COME THE SCUM (517)  4  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/14 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       50  41  2 54.9  19/18 FLAMING FIST (65)         4  5 0
20-21 THINGS GEORGE DOES (183) 111  92 11 54.7  20-15*BIMBO BRIGADE 4 (483)     3  1 0
21-22*ARABIAN KNIGHTS (459)      6   5  0 54.5  21/53 THE INANIMATES (514)      3  1 0
22/24 GARDEN GUMBIES (3)       143 124 10 53.6  22-28 BLOOD LUST (499)          3  2 0
23-23 LED ZEPPELIN (465)        46  40  0 53.5  23/24 RISING SUN (515)          3  3 0
24/27*FEMME FATALE (507)        23  20  2 53.5  24/36 GARDEN GUMBIES (3)        3  4 1
25/30 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)       44  39  3 53.0  25/23 GNOSTIK (462)             3  4 0
26/28 PEACE MAKERS (493)        39  35  3 52.7  26/27 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)   3  4 0
27/26 ALPHABET SOUP (39)       114 104  8 52.3  27-13 LED ZEPPELIN (465)        3  7 0
28-29 SRETSAMLEUD II (516)      55  51  4 51.9  28-21 DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)  3  7 0
29-31*WARLORDS (452)             6   6  1 50.0  29-30*EASTERN HORDE (365)       2  0 0
30/47*SUPERSTITION MTN. (388)    4   4  0 50.0  30-31*M*A*S*H (413)             2  0 0
31/54*PERFECTION QUEST (34)      3   3  0 50.0  31-39*TEAM FRIED (512)          2  0 0
32/33 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  34  36  3 48.6  32-40*EASTERN HORDE VII (534)   2  0 0
33/32 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)   47  50  1 48.5  33/50*BAATANAR'RITEZU V (544)   2  0 0
34-34 DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)  50  55  6 47.6  34-43*KIWI CONNECTION (406)     2  1 0
35/44 SATAN'S VOMIT (127)       26  29  3 47.3  35-41 THINGS GEORGE DOES (183)  2  1 0
36-38 STORM TROOP (537)         29  33  2 46.8  36-42*SHADOWLORDS (552)         2  2 0
37/41 BLOOD OF KINGS (107)      56  64  2 46.7  37-44 DARK FORCE RISING (377)   2  2 0
38/36 FLAMING FIST (65)        110 127 12 46.4  38-46*BAD BREAKS (444)          2  2 0
39-40*PEACE KEEPERS (492)        6   7  0 46.2  39-25*DAUGHTERS OF DARKN (363)  2  3 1
40/37 THE BEGINNING (355)      101 118  6 46.1  40/47 THE BULLS (43)            2  4 0
41/43 THE INANIMATES (514)     137 164 10 45.5  41-38 BLACK & BLUE (412)        2  4 0
42-42*DEMONIC (520)             14  17  2 45.2  42/17 COWBOYS FROM HELL (387)   2  4 0
43/53*HORS DE COMBAT (539)       9  11  0 45.0  43-32*DEMONIC (520)             1  0 0
44/39 GNOSTIK (462)             22  28  3 44.0  44-48*PEACE KEEPERS (492)       1  0 0
45-45 DARK FORCE RISING (377)   15  20  0 42.9  45/55*PERFECTION QUEST (34)     1  2 0
46-46*FORGOTTEN GODS (451)       3   4  0 42.9  46-54 SRETSAMLEUD II (516)      1  2 0
47/48 THE WAR WIZARDS (440)     34  46  3 42.5  47-35 STORM TROOP (537)         1  2 0
48-50 WEISS MACHT (496)         37  51  2 42.0  48/58*SUPERSTITION MTN. (388)   1  2 0
49-51*DAUGHTERS OF DARKN (363)   8  12  1 40.0  49-33*FORGOTTEN GODS (451)      1  3 0
50-56 BLACK & BLUE (412)        11  18  0 37.9  50/37*THE BLACK ROSE (526)      1  8 0
51/52*THE BLACK ROSE (526)       6  12  1 33.3  51/29 THE BEGINNING (355)       1 13 1
52-58*KINGS OF PEACE (489)       2   4  1 33.3  52-34*ARABIAN KNIGHTS (459)     0  3 0
53-60*EASTERN HORDE (365)        5  11  0 31.3  53-63*WARLORDS (452)            0  2 0
54-62*SHADOWLORDS (552)          6  15  0 28.6  54-62*GROUCHY GOLEMS (460)      0  2 0
55-65*GROUCHY GOLEMS (460)       0   2  0  0.0  55-65*KINGS OF PEACE (489)      0  1 0
56-66*HIGHLANDER (408)           0   1  0  0.0  56-64*HIGHLANDER (408)          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

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                             Turf War Alliance Standings

1.  Fascist Federation        96- 86-7     52.8%
2.  EPA                      145-130-4     52.7%
3.  TAFKAMOTO                 50- 47-1     51.6%
4.  Manics Depressant         72- 71-5     50.4%
5.  Amalgamation              20- 21-1     48.8%
6.  Vendetta Cartel          131-146-4     47.3%
7.  The Company               26- 39-1     40%

Asmo -- If I'm able to attend the next Turf War then I will offer a prize for the
alliance with the most wins.

               Heathen Hatebred

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                    *     *     *     * TW2 #8  *       *       *

     As we slowly advance on the end of this war, I'd like to make a couple
announcements and address a few concerns:
     Bapho + Huld -- Yes, your spy report mentions WERE scored!  They're figured into
the team's points:  Huld -- 8, Gondul +8, SRM +5!  Do your math; I do mine!
     There are rumors that there *MAY* be some cool prizes for TW3 donated by The
Gladiatorial folks!  Stay tuned...I'll share info as I receive it.
     Now, for something a little different...scores this time will be listed only for
teams that fought...though a list of teams + champs will be included.

1425  (+141)  EPA -- Crip -- 3 Honors
    Crip  +22 (+286)
     The Bulls, Bull Market             +14 ( +92)
     Alphabet Soup, None              +2 (  -1)
     Worldwide Gore, Red Hot Chili Papa  +6 (+199)
     DF - Things George Does, Tortures Toes
    Assur  +2 (+111)
     Found In Sand, None              +2 (+111)
    The Mun  +63 (+146)
     Black + Blue, Blue Blood        +12 ( +10)
     Kiwi Connection , Wanstead        +39 ( +31)
     M*A*S*H, Hot Lips              +8 ( +49)
     Bad Brakes, Great One              +4 ( +22)
     DF - My 1st Words - Bed Time Buddies - Family
      Tree, Gossip Girl
    Spawn  +50 (+216)
     Way To Go II, Asphyxiate        +31 (+175)
     Rising Sun, Gai-Jin             +19 ( +41)
    Mannequin  +4 (+46)
     Perfection Quest, Mighty Cut-Up         -8 ( +18)
     "            " II, Saionji        +12 ( +28)
1021  (+8)  Compruns
1013  (+11)  Fascist Federation -- Fizban -- No Honors
    Fizban  -52 (+286)
     Magic Mayhem, Prizmatyk Wahl        +16 (+108)
     Dhooomzdey, None             -10 (+140)
     War Wizards, Oracle O'ryan        -26 ( +38)
    Heathen  +47 (+161)
     Odin's Chosen, Mannaz Thorsson        +47 (+137)
     DF - Storm Troop, Heilstorm
    Staghorn  DF -- Frey's Faithful
    Red Raven  +16 (+6)
     Hors de Combat, None             +16 ( +16)
     DF - Cross'em
738  (+37)  Manics Depressant -- Goat -- No Honors
    Goat  +10  (+210)
     Weiss Macht, None               0 ( +36)
     Peace makers, Justice             +10 ( +89)
     DF -- Gnostik -- Fallen Ones, Bahbad -- Demonic
            -- Here Come The Scum -- Kings Of Peace, Love
           -- Peace Keppers, Patience -- Peace Bringers,
          Joy -- Duelmasters, Ed Schoonover
    Muscle Bum -- DF -- Assassini, Deceiver -- The
            Corps, The General -- Outcasts, Thrax
    Phat Phat -- DF -- Sretsamleud -- Sretsamleud II,
       Wolb Demia
    Angel  +27 (+32)
     Femme Fatale, None             +27 ( +32)
738  (+46)  MOTO -- Drake -- No Honors
    Drake  +46 (+27)
     Drakes Lodge, None             +16 ( +90)
     Drake Television Buffet              -2 ( +22)
     Satan's Vomit, Undead Cockroach        +32 ( -85)
605  (+8)  Vendetta Cartel -- CFH -- 3 Honors
     CFH -- DF -- Cartel 4 Life -- Cowboys From Hell,
        Astro, Firehawk                  +62 (+128)
     Flaming Fist, None             +15 ( +20)
     Garden Gumbies, Blind Banana        +34 ( +70)
     Blood Of King, Gilles le Breton        +13 ( +38)
    Horus One Eye  -45 (-62)
     Led Zeppelin, Kashmir             -21 ( +29)
     Bimbo Brigade 4, Kim Basinger        -14 ( -61)
     Bilbo's Buddies, Arwen Undomiel        -10 (  -3)
     DF -- X-Men III, Dark Phoenix -- Bimbo Brigade,
        Britney Spears -- Bimbo Brigade 5, Alicia        Silverstone
    Abraxis -- DF -- Primal Power -- Blood Lust --
            Nosferatu -- The Makers, Nommo
    Master Darque  -16 (+18)
     Darque Forces VIII, Pixie Blight   -16 ( +27)
     DF -- Darqu4e Forces II, Dixie -- Darque Forces,
        Darkseid -- Darque Forces VII, Gohon
    Apex -- DF -- Nostalgia, Gary Gnu
517  (-41)  Amalgamation -- Blackwind -- No Honors
    Blackwind  -41 (+17)
     Forgotten Gods, Talos             -41 ( -42)
     DF -- Warlords, Sir Rhawn D'Ilchant -- Fraternal
           Greeks, Geta -- roman Legion -- Love Letters,
        E-Four Letter Words, Abed -- Arabian Knights,
               Jim -- Grouchy Golems, Cory -- Duey, Skruem &
        Howe, I
ma Hogg
502  (DF)  Manic Union -- Skullagrim
    Skullagrim -- Einherjar, Iormangondar -- Einherjar
       II, Einherjar III
    31 OP -- Acronemesis, Pound Into Ground
491 (DF) Association -- Sungod
    Sungod -- Sadists F2F IV, DA
    Darth Josh -- Sith Lords, Darth Aggravation
    Dark Spirit -- Immortal Power
    Necron 99 -- Quasi-Legal Oops, Super Striker
445 (+4)  The Company -- Baphomet -- No Honors
     Baphomet -- DF -- Dog Soldiers, Sequoyah -- Dog
        Soldiers II, Sheltowee -- Dog Soldiers II, Death        Stalker
    Fahkry -- DF -- Serpent Society, Ran
    Asmo Dius  +4 (-13)
     Baatanar'ritezu V, Vrock          +4 (  +4)
     DF -- 'ritezu, Andramelockamon -- 'ritez 2, Amducias -- 'ritez 3, Astaroth
     Suiside -- Df -- Team Fried, Bud

     Ok, folks, there's the score.  We had several 32 point fights last turn:
Sacha's win over Oracle O'ryan, Blind Banana's slaughter of Phamynn, Mannaz Thorson's
defeat of Pixie Blight, and Wansteads win vs. Talos.  Still no 128 point fight,
though Blind Banana has a chance at it!
     'Til next time.

                    Bloody Sands!
                    Asmo  Dius, TCB

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 466): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 462): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 463): MANAGER TC'S of IT'S JUST WRONG (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 461): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz,
                            acting mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 452): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 448): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 403): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 199): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 186): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 327): HAIRY TUB of MY BATHROOM (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 307): VLADIMIR TALTOS of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 353):  GNU WORLD ORDER of HELPLESS ANIMALS from WILLAF (

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): none
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 466): ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 462): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 463): WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 461): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 452): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 448): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 403): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 204): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 199): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 186): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 327): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 307): BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 353): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): INDIGO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 465): WILD BILL of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 462): IMA MAROON of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
                           GINGER BROWN of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 461): TY BRINSON of  LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 460): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz,
                            acting mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          BILLY LILLY of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
              (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
                (turn 445): DRY KEG of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): DR. NO-NOOKIE of MASTER BLASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): KAMIKAZE of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Erinika,

Well well well...a very eventful turn.  I fully expected to have been hit by a Phamyn
and be out for the count last turn.  Fortunately for me, and phatally for Phamyn,
that didn't happen.  Commiserations, Dhoomzdey, on the loss of a fine warrior....

In addition, my own mate Banzai fell to a Prince.  To be honest, he'd surpassed all
expectations and I'm not overly surprised by the result.  (What do you expect with
very little endurance, very frail and a 7 will???  Oh, tremendous damage doing
helped!!)  Still, I think a friend is hoping to choke an apology out of the Prince
for the sake of honour.

I'm expecting my invite after this turn (if I'm still alive, that is) and then a well
deserved retirement.  But more on that next cycle, if I make it!!

Until then, good-bye....
            Punch Drunk

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ERINIKA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  If The Swinging Aardvark is buying 
drinks for PEACE MAKERS' good turn, I'm afraid the place will be dry before long.  A 
3-2-0 makes for a big thirst.  Oh, this is too good to be true!  DRAKE'S LODGE has 
fallen to 16th place after going 1-4-0 this turn.  Who's bragging now?  With any 
luck, I can sneak into The Swinging Aardvark and join THE INANIMATES' celebration 
over their good record this turn.  21st place, not bad.  If The Swinging Aardvark is 
buying drinks for GARDEN GUMBIES' good turn, I'm afraid the place will be dry before 
long.  A 2-1-0 makes for a big thirst.  With any luck, I can sneak into The Swinging 
Aardvark and join BAATANAR'RITEZU V's celebration over their good record this turn.  
33rd place, not bad.  Look out below!  COWBOYS FROM HELL is on the way down, falling 
to 42nd from 17th with a 0-2-0!  Ha ha ha ha!  Why not, I'm having a good day, so I 
feel sorry for THE BLACK ROSE, who went 0-3-0 and dropped 13 into 50th.  Here's my 
pity, for what it's worth.  Look out below!  THE BEGINNING is on the way down, 
falling to 51st from 29th with a 0-4-0!  Ha ha ha ha!  Now let's all watch ODIN'S 
CHOSEN's heads swell from their 4-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, 
big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see TAL QUAZAR win a fight and 
gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, TAL QUAZAR beat KING RAT and KING RAT lost 17 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  PUNCH DRUNK TV challenged SUNGLASSES for 
ERINIKA's Title this turn, and guess what happened?  And if variety is the spice of 
life, ERINIKA may be getting bland, as PUNCH DRUNK stays top dog in the city.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ODIN'S CHOSEN, I suppose you'll be glad to know you 
were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And 
it looks like ALPHABET SOUP avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, MIGHTY CUT-UP was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I notice JUSTICE 
challenging down 18 points to fight MONGOL HORDE, PEACE MAKERS doubtless has some 
rotten excuse for such an insult to honor.  And sorry to say, JUSTICE won victory 
over MONGOL HORDE, leaving a bad feeling with the crowd.  I think exploitive snob is 
the term I'm looking for.  EKON O'LOGE was challenged by one of ODIN'S CHOSEN's 
warriors this turn, with GEBO GUNGNIRSON having a lead of 25 points going into the 
fight.  Question now is, will ERINIKA accept this sort of tacky behavior?  GEBO 
GUNGNIRSON beating EKON O'LOGE.  The insult, the....yech!  Now look at this.  SUSIE 
challenged down 19 against DHOOMZDEY's AYN THRAKS.  What a weasel!  And golly gee, 
SUSIE dealt death to  AYN THRAKS.  Aren't we all surprised and impressed?  I notice 
ATHENA challenging down 20 points to fight UNRULY PEASANT, FEMME FATALE doubtless has 
some rotten excuse for such an insult to honor.  Question now is, will ERINIKA accept 
this sort of tacky behavior?  ATHENA beating UNRULY PEASANT.  The insult, 
the....yech!  I guess I can give a little credit to MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN 
for challenging up by 24 to GILLES LE BRETON.  MANNAZ THORSSON lost to get 83 points 
of recognition.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Not that I'll be buying the drinks, but 
I'll be glad to see ASPHYXIATE and WAY TO GO! II at The Swinging Aardvark tonight 
celebrating their bloodfeud victory over PRINCE RAESENE.  It's about time BLIND 
BANANA got beat for picking on warriors like DHETHE.  Bravo, DHOOMZDEY.  See you at 
The Swinging Aardvark.  A big yahoo goes out to I.O.U. this turn, for revenging 
ALPHABET SOUP's bloodfeud against THE WAR WIZARDS' warrior MEGA MAGE.  Heh, heh, heh. 
Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds 
of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUNCH DRUNK 3836             16   4  2   121       WAY TO GO! II (346)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUSTICE 4299                 11   7  0   111       PEACE MAKERS (493)
 GAI-JIN 4507                 14   7  0   109       RISING SUN (515)
 GILLES LE BRETON 1111        15   9  0   108       BLOOD OF KINGS (107)
 MOONSTONE 703                22  19  0   104       FLAMING FIST (65)
 GUNGNIR 4267                  9   8  0   104       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-A BOMB IN A BULL 503         16   8  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
-BASE ON BULLS 3101           16   6  2    97       THE BULLS (43)
-KASHMIR 4103                 12   6  0    97       LED ZEPPELIN (465)
 SUNGLASSES 3223              10   8  1    94       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
-ARWEN UNDOMIEL 4816          21   7  0    92       BILBO'S BUDDIES (550)
 I.O.U. 450                   23  20  0    91       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DHETHE 4258                  10   6  0    89       DHOOMZDEY (486)
 CROSS CZECH 4008             10   5  1    87       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 ABSURD APPLE 2387            16  16  1    84       GARDEN GUMBIES (3)
 MANNAZ THORSSON 4269         10   8  1    83       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
 VROCK 4771                    5   1  0    81       BAATANAR'RITEZU V (544)
 PHETHER PHAHL 4251            8   2  1    80       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-CALISTA 3244                  5   3  0    80       DAUGHTERS OF DARKNES (363)
 MONGOL HORDE 4001            10   8  3    79       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358      18   7  1    77       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 BLIND BANANA 3487            10   8  1    77       GARDEN GUMBIES (3)
 TAL QUAZAR 1113              12  12  0    75       BLOOD OF KINGS (107)
-BIG LEG WOMAN 4106           10   6  0    74       LED ZEPPELIN (465)
 GINSU GURU 869               14  17  4    73       FLAMING FIST (65)
 PRIZMATYK WAHL 4252           7   3  0    72       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
 PRINCE RAESENE 1115          13  11  2    71       BLOOD OF KINGS (107)
 YANKEE DOODLE 3605           13  10  0    69       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PIXIE BLIGHT 4427            10  10  0    69       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YRRAP LATOT 4523             14   8  1    66       SRETSAMLEUD II (516)
 HANNIBAL 3498                14  12  1    66       WAY TO GO! II (346)
 ASPHYXIATE 3830              14   6  0    66       WAY TO GO! II (346)
 HOPE 4295                     4   2  1    66       PEACE MAKERS (493)
-WOLB DEMIA 4529              12  11  0    65       SRETSAMLEUD II (516)
 CONAN THE PILLOWMAN 768      13  21  0    63       FLAMING FIST (65)
 THE BHAUM 4256               11   5  0    63       DHOOMZDEY (486)
 LADDIE BUG 3851               7   5  0    63       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
 TOMBSTONE 870                12  19  4    62       FLAMING FIST (65)
-SACHA 4422                    9  12  2    62       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
-LIGHTNING 4723                8   6  1    61       STORM TROOP (537)
 ATF 4535                      8   5  0    61       HERE COME THE SCUM! (517)
-REHSALS 4530                 11  11  2    60       SRETSAMLEUD II (516)
 DEA 4533                      9   4  0    58       HERE COME THE SCUM! (517)
 UNDEADCOCKROACH 1422          8   4  1    58       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
 KASENKO 4445                 10   5  1    57       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-DREAMS OF GREEN 3905         10   3  0    57       THINGS GEORGE DOES (183)
 LOUEN LEONCOEUR 1112          7  17  0    57       BLOOD OF KINGS (107)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MICHAEL ROELE 1114            9  15  0    56       BLOOD OF KINGS (107)
 FORSETI ODINSON 4265         10   8  0    55       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-BLUE BLOOD 3657               5   5  0    55       BLACK & BLUE (412)
 SAIONJI 4447                  8   3  0    54       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
 ANGLE 4333                    7   2  0    54       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
-MANIC FUHRER 4321            13   6  0    53       WEISS MACHT (496)
 KING RAT 4508                11  12  0    53       RISING SUN (515)
-NOSFERATU 4344                5   4  0    52       BLOOD LUST (499)
 SCUMMED 2 DEATH 1410          9   8  0    51       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
 KNITTED AFGHAN 4123           6   6  3    51       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 KANTRYP 4403                  6   3  0    50       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-CONSPIRACY THEORY 4423        9   3  1    49       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
 CHARITY 4300                  8   7  0    49       PEACE MAKERS (493)
 F.U.B.A.R. 4196               7   4  0    48       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-BLIZZARD 4717                 6   8  1    48       STORM TROOP (537)
 MEGA MAGE 3916                5   2  1    48       THE WAR WIZARDS (440)
-KELLY BUNDY 4237              6   1  0    47       BIMBO BRIGADE 4 (483)
 EVE 3232                     11   7  0    46       THE BEGINNING (355)
-HEILSTORM 4721                9   3  0    46       STORM TROOP (537)
-SMOKERING 4814                7   6  0    46       BILBO'S BUDDIES (550)
 ASTRO 3490                    6   8  1    46       COWBOYS FROM HELL (387)
-REHSAB 4527                   9   8  0    45       SRETSAMLEUD II (516)
-LAMIA 4343                    4   4  1    45       BLOOD LUST (499)
 SCARFACE 3491                 9   5  0    44       COWBOYS FROM HELL (387)
-MAGGUS 4468                   8   7  0    44       THE INANIMATES (514)
 PERALTA TRAIL 3494            4   4  0    44       SUPERSTITION MTN. (388)
-ABALACH-RE 4430               8  13  1    43       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
 WHAHL OF PHORSE 4248          5   5  1    43       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
 HIDEBOUND CORPSE 4739         4   0  0    43       HORS DE COMBAT (539)
-GREAT ONE 3933                4   3  0    42       BAD BREAKS (444)
-TORTURES TOES 3906           10   3  0    41       THINGS GEORGE DOES (183)
 BRUNHILDA 4268                9   5  2    40       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-GREATER ONE 3935              5   2  0    40       BAD BREAKS (444)
 LIBERTY 4302                  8   8  1    39       PEACE MAKERS (493)
-PUDGE 3606                    7   4  0    39       COWBOYS FROM HELL (387)
-SCROD ENVY 4424               9   3  1    37       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
 BULL MARKET 4124              7   4  1    37       THE BULLS (43)
 SILHOUETTE 4464               4   6  0    37       THE INANIMATES (514)
-BUSHWICK BILL 3492           10   3  0    36       COWBOYS FROM HELL (387)
 BOP 4538                      9   5  0    36       HERE COME THE SCUM! (517)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRISBEE 3098                  8   6  0    36       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
 BURIED TREASURE 4264          7   3  0    36       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
 VARGA 4278                    5   2  0    36       GNOSTIK (462)
 A POCK O' LIPS 4254           6   6  0    35       DHOOMZDEY (486)
 BULL FROG 4547                5   3  0    35       THE BULLS (43)
 KAT 4396                      6   2  0    34       FEMME FATALE (507)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIENDS 4335                   6   1  0    33       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
 ORACLE O'RYAN 3913            6   4  0    33       THE WAR WIZARDS (440)
-BOLG 4813                     5   5  0    33       BILBO'S BUDDIES (550)
-KIM BASINGER 4240             4   3  0    33       BIMBO BRIGADE 4 (483)
-HOT LIPS 3660                 7   1  0    32       M*A*S*H (413)
 RED RUEPHIN 4443              5   3  0    32       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-WANSTEAD 3628                 4   4  0    32       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-BLACK EYE 3654                3   6  0    31       BLACK & BLUE (412)
-REMORHAZ 4698                 2   0  0    31       EASTERN HORDE VII (534)
-BLACK BOOK 3658               3   7  0    30       BLACK & BLUE (412)
-JIM 4074                      2   1  0    29       ARABIAN KNIGHTS (459)
 TRITE TROWEL 3604             5   9  1    28       GARDEN GUMBIES (3)
 GEBO GUNGNIRSON 4352          5   3  0    28       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-HEARTBREAKER 4357             5   2  0    28       LED ZEPPELIN (465)
-AZZO 4346                     4   5  0    28       BLOOD LUST (499)
 BELEIF 4800                   3   0  0    28       GNOSTIK (462)
 DUHNG B. TELL 4877            2   0  1    28       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
 SUSIE 4399                    5   3  1    27       FEMME FATALE (507)
 MIGHTY CUT-UP 317             3   3  0    27       PERFECTION QUEST (34)
 CALL ME TRINITY 4737          4   0  0    26       HORS DE COMBAT (539)
 ATHENA 4872                   3   0  0    26       FEMME FATALE (507)
 I.R.S. 4629                   3   3  0    25       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
 ARROGANT ORACLE 4630          2   3  0    25       THE WAR WIZARDS (440)
 WIMPY WARLOCK 4809            2   2  0    25       THE WAR WIZARDS (440)
 THE BIG BANG 4873             1   1  1    25       THE BEGINNING (355)
-HELLO KITTY 4596              4   1  0    24       EASTERN HORDE (365)
 VANISH 4633                   3   2  0    24       THE INANIMATES (514)
-NOELA 4593                    3   2  0    24       BLOOD LUST (499)
-BUD 4438                      3   0  0    24       TEAM FRIED (512)
-BUFFET 4334                   2   5  0    24       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAITH 4297                    5   5  0    23       PEACE MAKERS (493)
 ARCHIE O'GARR 4627            3   2  0    23       THE BLACK ROSE (526)
 E.P.A. 4534                   2   2  0    23       HERE COME THE SCUM! (517)
-ANGRBOTHA 4317                5   6  1    22       WEISS MACHT (496)
-SUCKS DIRT 4044               4   3  0    22       THINGS GEORGE DOES (183)
-MILLENNIA 4601                3   2  1    22       DAUGHTERS OF DARKNES (363)
-SMAUGVILLE 4591               2   2  0    22       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
-HELLA 4314                    2   2  0    21       WEISS MACHT (496)
-HELL WARDEN 4715              2   0  0    21       DEMONIC (520)
-NANA KOOT 4713                2   1  0    21       DEMONIC (520)
-SCRODS 4336                   3   4  0    20       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
 LYTENING BOLT 4358            5   4  0    19       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-KINJIRU 4504                  3   3  0    19       RISING SUN (515)
 JORJA 4397                    4   5  1    18       FEMME FATALE (507)
-DANCIN' SCARECROW 4466        4   6  0    18       THE INANIMATES (514)
-PIRC 4524                     4   1  0    18       SRETSAMLEUD II (516)
-SIR RHAWN D'ILCHANT 4040      1   1  0    18       WARLORDS (452)
-MINNET 4448                   4   5  0    17       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-PATIENCE 4292                 4   1  0    17       PEACE KEEPERS (492)
-GLITNER 4637                  1   2  0    17       WEISS MACHT (496)
 MOE TELSYX 4442               4   4  0    16       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-BAEL 4567                     3   4  0    16       DEMONIC (520)
 FRISIAN 4635                  3   3  0    16       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOHON 4415                    3   2  0    16       DARQUE FORCES VII (509)
-HUNNICUTT 3662                3   1  0    16       M*A*S*H (413)
-THRAWN 3922                   2   1  0    16       DARK FORCE RISING (377)
-KRUN 4037                     3   1  1    15       WARLORDS (452)
-DRAYSON 3363                  3   6  0    15       DARK FORCE RISING (377)
 GLORIA 4400                   3   6  0    15       FEMME FATALE (507)
-KINDNESS 4291                 1   1  0    15       PEACE KEEPERS (492)
-FREEDOM 4274                  1   0  0    15       KINGS OF PEACE (489)
-HEIMDALL 4850                 2   2  0    14       SHADOWLORDS (552)
-WISDOM 4275                   1   0  1    14       KINGS OF PEACE (489)
-GENTLENESS 4293               1   1  0    14       PEACE KEEPERS (492)
 BOARRING B. TELL 4876         2   0  0    13       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
-SHADOW LORD 4848              1   3  0    13       SHADOWLORDS (552)
-D'YER MAK'ER 4797             1   2  0    13       LED ZEPPELIN (465)
 KAREL PROSEK 4712             2   2  0    12       FLAMING FIST (65)
-STING 4871                    1   1  0    12       BILBO'S BUDDIES (550)
-ADAM 4648                     1   3  0    12       THE BEGINNING (355)
 SOLOMON 4088                  2   4  1    11       GNOSTIK (462)
 P.D.Q. 4628                   2   5  0    11       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-TWO BREAKFASTS 4879           1   0  0    11       BILBO'S BUDDIES (550)
 PINCH HITTER 4911             1   0  0    11       WAY TO GO! II (346)
 SABER 4671                    2   3  1    10       THE BLACK ROSE (526)
 HYDROGEN 4647                 1   4  0    10       THE BEGINNING (355)
 F. D. A. 4801                 1   1  0    10       HERE COME THE SCUM! (517)
-TALOS 4033                    1   1  0    10       FORGOTTEN GODS (451)
-TALONA 4034                   1   0  0    10       FORGOTTEN GODS (451)
-KARATIA 3624                  1   0  0    10       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-SMOKED 4542                   1   0  0    10       TEAM FRIED (512)
-MARIUS 4592                   2   3  0     9       BLOOD LUST (499)
-THA 4073                      2   1  0     9       ARABIAN KNIGHTS (459)
-BA 4071                       2   1  0     9       ARABIAN KNIGHTS (459)
-CRANKED 4649                  1   1  0     9       TEAM FRIED (512)
-PAIN MISTRESS 4582            1   1  0     9       DEMONIC (520)
 DIXIE CUP 4910                1   0  0     9       WAY TO GO! II (346)
-DUNCAN 3634                   0   1  0     9       HIGHLANDER (408)
-RED SNAPPER 4669              2   2  0     8       LED ZEPPELIN (465)
-SVAN 3361                     2   1  0     7       DARK FORCE RISING (377)
 MONAD 4636                    1   1  1     7       GNOSTIK (462)
-THORSON 4716                  1   3  1     7       WEISS MACHT (496)
 Q.A. 4401                     1   3  1     7       GNOSTIK (462)
 ADAM ANT 4670                 1   4  0     7       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
 FAUX PAS 4867                 1   2  0     7       HORS DE COMBAT (539)
-LUCIA 4726                    0   1  0     7       DAUGHTERS OF DARKNES (363)
-TORVE 3364                    1   3  0     6       DARK FORCE RISING (377)
-THE GATEKEEPER 4849           1   3  0     6       SHADOWLORDS (552)
 BESS TWESTURN 4869            1   0  0     6       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-HUTJIN 4770                   1   0  0     6       BAATANAR'RITEZU V (544)
-BLACK TOM 4039                1   2  0     5       WARLORDS (452)
-POPS A CORK 4395              1   2  0     5       THINGS GEORGE DOES (183)
-ACID 4544                     1   1  0     5       TEAM FRIED (512)
-RAGNA ROK 4624                1   2  0     5       THE BLACK ROSE (526)
-LOGAN EBONWOLFE 4036          1   2  0     5       WARLORDS (452)
-FASCIST FREAK 4719            1   2  0     5       STORM TROOP (537)
-BLAKE 4179                    1   1  0     4       M*A*S*H (413)
-TYMORA 4031                   1   1  0     4       FORGOTTEN GODS (451)
-DREADNAUGHT 3365              0   4  0     4       DARK FORCE RISING (377)
-BUSHIDO 4501                  0   3  0     3       RISING SUN (515)
 EKON O'LOGE 4878              0   2  0     3       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-CORY 4076                     0   1  0     3       GROUCHY GOLEMS (460)
-'ALIF 4070                    0   2  0     2       ARABIAN KNIGHTS (459)
-MUMBLES MCGREW 4625           0   2  0     2       THE BLACK ROSE (526)
-REST IN PEACE 4290            0   2  0     2       PEACE KEEPERS (492)
-GOODNESS 4289                 0   2  0     2       PEACE KEEPERS (492)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT ROD 4623                  0   2  0     2       THE BLACK ROSE (526)
-ANTAIA 4714                   0   2  0     2       DEMONIC (520)
-TRUTH 4272                    0   2  0     2       KINGS OF PEACE (489)
 UNRULY PEASANT 4874           0   2  0     2       HORS DE COMBAT (539)
 ENFANT TERRIBLE 4875          0   2  0     2       HORS DE COMBAT (539)
 M.I.A. 4912                   0   1  0     1       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-BERT 4075                     0   1  0     1       GROUCHY GOLEMS (460)
-TORM 4035                     0   1  0     1       FORGOTTEN GODS (451)
-STONED 4543                   0   1  0     1       TEAM FRIED (512)
-BEACH BUM 4522                0   1  0     1       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
-HOLINESS 4273                 0   1  0     1       KINGS OF PEACE (489)
-LOVE 4276                     0   1  0     1       KINGS OF PEACE (489)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
S.N.A.F.U. 4326        4  4 0 ALPHABET SOUP 39      MEGA MAGE 3916        134 JUST REV
PINPOINT 4882          0  1 0 THE BEGINNING 355     SNORL ONE-HAND 25     135 NONE    
THE EARTH 3146        14 12 1 THE BEGINNING 355     PHAMYNN 4255          131 NONE    
THE BIG BANG 4327      3  4 0 THE BEGINNING 355     BRUNHILDA 4268        134         
AYN THRAKS 4855        0  3 0 DHOOMZDEY 486         SUSIE 4399            135         
PHAMYNN 4255           7  4 2 DHOOMZDEY 486         BLIND BANANA 3487     134 JUST REV
WOARE 4257             6  7 1 DHOOMZDEY 486         PUNCH DRUNK 3836      132         
GREEN EYES 4802        0  1 0 FEMME FATALE 507      SABER 4671            132 REVENGED
CRUSTY CORN 4795       1  1 0 GARDEN GUMBIES 3      DUHNG B. TELL 4877    134         
KAOLIN 4452            6  5 1 PERFECTION QUEST  513 HOPE 4295             134         
HOAR SFLIE 4441        2  4 0 SATAN'S VOMIT 127     MILLENNIA 4601        133 REVENGED
LORD SOTH 4852         0  1 0 SHADOWLORDS 552       THORSON 4716          133         
WILLING WITCH 3912     3  8 0 THE WAR WIZARDS 440   SNENITH 22            135 NONE    
MERLIN THE MAD 3908    7  5 0 THE WAR WIZARDS 440   SACHA 4422            131 REVENGED
BANZAI 4026           10  3 1 WAY TO GO! II 346     PRINCE RAESENE 1115   134 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kim Basinger -- Sweetheart, you had me when you walked onto the sand. -- Archie
O'Garr

Glithar -- The trains almost make up for the loss.  Almost. -- Archie O'Garr

I.R.S. -- I guess you audited me. -- Saber

Heartbreaker -- That wasn't fear you smelled. -- Ragna Rok

Fizban -- I'm really not this bad; of course, they say the same about Wagner...oh,
wait, I like Wagner.  Anyhow, I'm waiting for your approval. -- Dollarbill, mgr.
Black Rose

Aussa...Assuran...Ass...whatever -- No, I didn't think a downchallenge would phase
anyone who goes to such lengths to keep the RSI typist on their toes.  Regardless of
what Drake may think of you, I've just never approached the game that way.  Guess
that's why you're 32nd and I'm 52nd.  Didn't matter, either way. -- Saber

Minute -- I am a new fighter with a stable that has not been around a while.  Thank
you for the skills.  I just can't figure out why defense always wins against your
style.  I was a little worried when Angel told me who I was fighting.  Of course, I
also wonder if you do everything in a minute. -- Kat

Dyer Mak'er -- Did you really think you would outjump me with that weapon?  You
really tried and that is all that counts.  I recommend that you try a can opener next
time and we will chat after the wrestling. -- Athena

Arrogant Oracle -- I guess it was my fault that you lost to me, Duh.  I am not that
bright but you were trying to hurt me real bad, why?  Angel said it was just
practice.  Next time I won't be using a blunted weapon. -- Jorja

Frisian -- Don't you love all that shiny blue metal.  I sure do.  What about my
weapon.  I guess we are even--one win each.  Good fight on your part. -- Gloria

Knitted Afghan -- Curses, you foiled a well laid plan for my stable.  Do you give
class also on knitting? -- Susie

All -- Yes, I do think that I chose the right alliance.  But I still have questions
on what is the perfect sized warrior?  10-14 for offensive, 3-9 for defense.  I am
kinda stuck with the stable that I have, so until I can DA the garbage.  If anyone
has any ideas or proven combinations this Angel would give some good words to the all
power, if you would share them with me. -- Angel In White

Assur -- Not to be argumentative but I think that a 21 WL makes any warrior better.
The differences, skillwise, between a 21 WT/17 WL BA and a 17 WT/21 WL are few.  The
overall ATT base is the same.  The 21 WT will be +2 Init overall while the 21 WL will
have a +2 decise advantage.  Just a matter of preference, I guess.  Overall WL does
more for a warrior than any other stat including death saves HT Pts, Endurance, not
to forget trains. -- CFH (Lunger Freak)

Michael Roele -- Good effort...unlucky.... (and thanks for breaking my poor run!) --
Asphyxiate

Sunglasses -- Well, a way better fight than last time makes it 1-1.  Here's looking
for the best of three result this turn!!!  I'm gunning for you again with an
unmodified strat; let's see what you got! -- Punchy

Black Eye -- Don't know whose idea the off-hand was...certainly not mine!!  Still, an
experience mismatch for you, apologies for not teaching better. -- Hannibal

Gungnir -- Cheap down challenge...cheap win. -- King Rat

Red Hot Chile Papa -- Why don't you just give up, eh??  Please!! -- Gai-Jin

Asmo -- Greetings!  Thoughts for TW3?  How about ignoring Dark Arena challenges and
losses (not including wins).  You know, the only time I have ever defeated the DA was
DA'ing graduates already slated for ADM.  We should not score negatives worthless
gladiators, and holds back us broke-ass managers from developing more solid teams.
To meet the standard of proving the "Best Alliance," we should allow all alliances to
better themselves without penalty.  Just a thought, but I believe it is a valid one.
Keep up the excellent work; your service has become a boon to all Alliances who have
thoroughly enjoyed the Turf Wars. -- Red Raven
P.S.  Kind of sucks losing your own tourney, doesn't it?  :)

Red Snapper -- "DRAW!"  Is it safe to say that you were unaware of my Abilities?
Don't call me Fastest Fun in The West for nothin'. -- Call Me Trinity

Boarring B. Tell -- You live up to your name. -- Faux Pas

Mighty Cut-Up -- "........" -- Hidebound Corpse

All and Asmo -- After such deliberation and misgivings I am declaring HIDEBOUND
CORPSE as the Champion for Hors De Combat.  Since I salvaged him from an old public
crypt, his race in undeterminable, although, anyone with the family name "Whosits" is
welcome to him if they can describe the design of weapon we found lodged in his
kidneys. -- RED RAVEN

Asmo -- Red Ruephin is the new champ for Drake's Lodge. -- Drake

Spawn -- Why thank you.  If anyone's interested in following my further exploits, you
can currently find me killing old fogies in Home Guard. -- Uu Doewanakno

Assur -- Or lose them, depending on how pessimistic you're feeling at the moment. --
Drake
P.S.  What do you call yourself a Delarquan for? ;-)
P.P.S.  It's going to be hard for you to gain points for your team if your warriors
aren't fighting.

Huld -- Can we hate you for your halitosis? -- Drake

Millennia -- You don't last quite as long as your name, do you? -- Undeadcockroach

Scrod Envy -- Wow, your name is scarier than you are. -- Laddie

Eve -- It's so hard to find a woman that can last long enough to satisfy me. --
Scummed 2 Death

PDQ -- Oh surely you could have won faster than that. -- Moe

Adam -- Sorry, but you can't be first at everything. -- Red Ruephin

Willing Witch -- I know it's great for getting to those hard-to-reach places but you
might want to consider a smaller weapon. -- Adam Ant

Phether Phahl -- That's an odd-looking phether you've got in your hands. -- Angle

Crusty Corn -- Wow, were you fragile. -- Duhng B. Tell

Wimpy Warlock -- You dodge surprisingly well for a wimp. -- Ekon O' Lodge

Faux Pas -- That may have gone different had you been a real pas. -- Boarring B. Tell

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
     USA
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

4 June 2003
                 ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
Slaughterhouse.
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

26 June 2003
All -- Would you be willing to proxy my lunger Ganglare at the Face-to-Face?  He's
fighting in the champions tourney.  Thanks.  Write:  Michael Rogers #25335-013, PO
Box 6000, Florence, Co 81226 -- Skullagrim

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WILLING WITCH was dealt death by SNENITH in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PINPOINT was viciously butchered by SNORL ONE-HAND in a 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
SAIONJI was handily defeated by HOPE in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
I.O.U. vanquished MEGA MAGE in a 2 minute gory mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
DHETHE defeated BLIND BANANA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's Bloodfeud match.
ASPHYXIATE won victory over PRINCE RAESENE in a 3 minute Bloodfeud fight.
HYDROGEN was viciously subdued by BRUNHILDA in a 3 minute Bloodfeud match.
PUNCH DRUNK won victory over SUNGLASSES in a 1 minute expert's Challenge Title duel.
JUSTICE vanquished MONGOL HORDE in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MANNAZ THORSSON was savagely defeated by GILLES LE BRETON in a 2 minute fight.
GINSU GURU was beaten by VROCK in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
CROSS CZECH was subdued by MOONSTONE in a 2 minute master's Challenge competition.
PHETHER PHAHL demolished TOMBSTONE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
RED HOT CHILE PAPA was overpowered by GUNGNIR in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
PRIZMATYK WAHL won victory over CONAN THE PILLOWMAN in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
KANTRYP vanquished LIBERTY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
SCARFACE was devastated by HANNIBAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
LADDIE BUG savagely defeated F.U.B.A.R. in a exciting 2 minute brutal Challenge match.
FORSETI ODINSON savagely defeated BULL MARKET in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
ATF devastated ORACLE O'RYAN in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge bout.
DEA subdued WHAHL OF PHORSE in a 4 minute Challenge bout.
THE BHAUM slimly won victory over LOUEN LEONCOEUR in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
A POCK O' LIPS was overpowered by KASENKO in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
I.R.S. was defeated by KAT in a exciting 3 minute Challenge duel.
GEBO GUNGNIRSON savagely defeated EKON O'LOGE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
ARCHIE O'GARR was beaten by BULL FROG in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
PERALTA TRAIL handily defeated FAITH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
VANISH won victory over KAREL PROSEK in a popular 1 minute gory Challenge bout.
BELEIF won victory over LYTENING BOLT in a 3 minute Challenge fray.
SOLOMON was overpowered by BURIED TREASURE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SUSIE assassinated AYN THRAKS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MOE TELSYX was savagely defeated by TRITE TROWEL in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
ARROGANT ORACLE demolished ADAM ANT in a 2 minute uneven Challenge contest.
MONAD was savagely defeated by CALL ME TRINITY in a 3 minute Challenge struggle.
ATHENA devastated UNRULY PEASANT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
DUHNG B. TELL overpowered GLORIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BOARRING B. TELL unbelievably bested P.D.Q. in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge match.
SABER was overpowered by MIGHTY CUT-UP in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
GAI-JIN overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
YANKEE DOODLE was viciously subdued by ABSURD APPLE in a 3 minute veteran's match.
KING RAT was vanquished by TAL QUAZAR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
KNITTED AFGHAN overcame RED RUEPHIN in a 2 minute fight.
VARGA was bested by ANGLE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gruesome match.
CHARITY overcame EVE in a 2 minute match.
BOP was overpowered by MICHAEL ROELE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ASTRO was defeated by UNDEADCOCKROACH in a popular 4 minute duel.
SCUMMED 2 DEATH was outlasted by HIDEBOUND CORPSE in a 18 minute one-sided fray.
SILHOUETTE viciously subdued THE BIG BANG in a 4 minute brutal match.
FRISIAN overcame ENFANT TERRIBLE in a 1 minute bout.
JORJA was demolished by WIMPY WARLOCK in a 1 minute gory one-sided battle.
HOT ROD was overcome by FAUX PAS in a 2 minute amateur's contest.
E.P.A. overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute one-sided struggle.
F. D. A. was luckily beaten by PINCH HITTER in a 7 minute novice's brawl.
Q.A. was luckily beaten by DIXIE CUP in a tiring 12 minute gory amateur's contest.
BESS TWESTURN won victory over M.I.A. in a popular 1 minute bloody novice's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  22         WALL OF STEEL     70 -  50 -  3      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     16         TOTAL PARRY      155 - 117 -  3      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         AIMED BLOW        56 -  51 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     25 -  23 -  2      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         PARRY-LUNGE       58 -  59 -  4      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         BASHING ATTACK    79 -  94 -  3      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         LUNGING ATTACK   150 - 181 - 11      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         PARRY-STRIKE      37 -  46 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         STRIKING ATTACK  118 - 147 -  9      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   50 -  78 -  6      39  |

Turn 135 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:

AIMED BLOW         7 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  7         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        9 -  7     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  8         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  5                                       2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK    11 - 11                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  5                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PUNCH DRUNK 3836           16   4  2  121 WAY TO GO! II (346)
STRIKING ATTACK  JUSTICE 4299               11   7  0  111 PEACE MAKERS (493)
LUNGING ATTACK   GAI-JIN 4507               14   7  0  109 RISING SUN (515)
TOTAL PARRY      GILLES LE BRETON 1111      15   9  0  108 BLOOD OF KINGS (107)
PARRY-LUNGE      MOONSTONE 703              22  19  0  104 FLAMING FIST (65)
BASHING ATTACK   SUNGLASSES 3223            10   8  1   94 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
PARRY-STRIKE     I.O.U. 450                 23  20  0   91 ALPHABET SOUP (39)
WALL OF STEEL    MANNAZ THORSSON 4269       10   8  1   83 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       VROCK 4771                  5   1  0   81 BAATANAR'RITEZU V (544)
SLASHING ATTACK  MONGOL HORDE 4001          10   8  3   79 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MOONSTONE 703.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was F. D. A. 4801.  The ten other most popular fighters were FORSETI ODINSON 4265, 
ASTRO 3490, ABSURD APPLE 2387, ANGLE 4333, BRUNHILDA 4268, MOONSTONE 703, LADDIE BUG 
3851, LOUEN LEONCOEUR 1112, I.R.S. 4629, and I.O.U. 450.

The least popular fighter this week was HIDEBOUND CORPSE 4739.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SCUMMED 2 DEATH 1410, DIXIE CUP 4910, Q.A. 4401, PINCH HITTER 
4911, JORJA 4397, ENFANT TERRIBLE 4875, BOP 4538, VARGA 4278, KING RAT 4508, and 
SABER 4671.

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

PUNCH DRUNK (73-3836) WAY TO GO! II (346)
MOONSTONE (73-703) FLAMING FIST (65)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 13 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                            STRYSON (12-1368) SHADOW LORDS
                              STEFEN (15-2052) WILD BOYS
                         FROG SLAYER (21-4021) THE GUARDIANS
                       VICTOR CALDERONE (60-5223) CLUB CULTURE
                          TYBALT (62-3696) GRAPHIC VIOLENCE
                         WESTON (65-5719) SUPERIOR FORCES 4I
                            FOGGY (72-4595) DARQUE FORCES
                              NORAF (82-3856) ENVENOMED
                          CHEOPS (82-4451) LEGENDS OF EGYPT
                      THE SCREAMING FANS (82-6495) WHY I PLAY DM
                            CRAB (82-11880) 4-LETTER STDS
                         BRAND (82-13289) TOADS OF AMBER III
                        SHERRI (82-15114) SUPERIOR FORCES 3201

                                          -- Green Eyes