DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/29/2003    Duedate: 08/25/2003

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-136

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JUSTICE
PEACE MAKERS (493)
(73-4299) [12-7-1,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JUSTICE                        PERALTA TRAIL
PEACE MAKERS (493)             SUPERSTITION MTN. (388)
(73-4299) [12-7-1,125]         (73-3494) [5-4-0,61]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ABSURD APPLE                   MIGHTY CUT-UP
GARDEN GUMBIES (3)             PERFECTION QUEST (34)
(73-2387) [16-17-1,78]         (73-317) [4-3-0,45]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAY TO GO! II (346)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALPHABET SOUP (39)          60
2. WAY TO GO! II (346)         39      THE BULLS (43)
3. SATAN'S VOMIT (127)         29      Unchartered Team
4. PERFECTION QUEST II (513)   29
5. FALLEN ONES (522)           29      EVIL SMURF HORDE 4 (564)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*EVIL SMURF HORDE 4 (564)   2   0  0  100   1/ 3 WAY TO GO! II (346)      13  2 0
 2- 1*EASTERN HORDE VII (534)    2   0  0  100   2/ 1 SATAN'S VOMIT (127)      12  3 1
 3/ 0*EVIL SMURF HORDE 1 (561)   1   0  0  100   3/ 4 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)       9  5 1
 4/ 0*EVIL SMURF HORDE 2 (562)   1   0  0  100   4/ 5 DHOOMZDEY (486)           9  5 0
 5- 3*BIMBO BRIGADE 4 (483)     10   4  0 71.4   5/ 7 PEACE MAKERS (493)        8  7 2
 6/ 2*BAATANAR'RITEZU V (544)    7   3  0 70.0   6/11 BLOOD OF KINGS (107)      8  7 1
 7/ 6*BAD BREAKS (444)          11   5  0 68.8   7/ 6 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)        8  7 1
 8/ 5 THE BULLS (43)           130  65  8 66.7   8- 2*FEMME FATALE (507)        7  3 1
 9/ 0*FALLEN ONES (522)         13   7  0 65.0   9/14 ALPHABET SOUP (39)        7  8 0
10/ 4 M*A*S*H (413)             11   6  0 64.7  10/13 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  6  5 0
11/15*KIWI CONNECTION (406)      7   4  0 63.6  11/10*HORS DE COMBAT (539)      6  8 0
12/ 8 WAY TO GO! II (346)       94  56  6 62.7  12/16 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       6  8 0
13/ 7 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)        33  22  3 60.0  13/ 9 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       6  9 0
14-10 COWBOYS FROM HELL (387)   35  25  1 58.3  14/19 FLAMING FIST (65)         5  9 0
15/13 DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)  21  15  0 58.3  15/ 8 THE WAR WIZARDS (440)     5 10 1
16/12 RISING SUN (515)         109  78  5 58.3  16/34*KIWI CONNECTION (406)     4  0 0
17/31*PERFECTION QUEST (34)      4   3  0 57.1  17/38*BAD BREAKS (444)          4  0 0
18/17 DHOOMZDEY (486)           47  36  3 56.6  18/43*DEMONIC (520)             4  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-14 HERE COME THE SCUM (517)  35  28  1 55.6  19/ 0*FALLEN ONES (522)         4  1 0
20/30*SUPERSTITION MTN. (388)    5   4  0 55.6  20/40 THE BULLS (43)            4  2 0
21-16 BILBO'S BUDDIES (550)    151 122  3 55.3  21/23 RISING SUN (515)          4  2 0
22/18 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      364 298 30 55.0  22/21 THE INANIMATES (514)      3  1 0
23/19 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       52  44  2 54.2  23-12 BILBO'S BUDDIES (550)     3  2 0
24-23 LED ZEPPELIN (465)        46  40  0 53.5  24-18 HERE COME THE SCUM (517)  3  2 0
25-24*FEMME FATALE (507)        23  20  2 53.5  25/33*BAATANAR'RITEZU V (544)   3  2 0
26/22 GARDEN GUMBIES (3)       143 128 10 52.8  26/28 DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)  3  7 0
27/27 ALPHABET SOUP (39)       117 106  8 52.5  27/24 GARDEN GUMBIES (3)        3  8 1
28/25 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)       46  42  3 52.3  28/ 0*EVIL SMURF HORDE 4 (564)  2  0 0
29/26 PEACE MAKERS (493)        41  38  4 51.9  29/45*PERFECTION QUEST (34)     2  1 0
30/32 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  37  36  3 50.7  30/15 DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)  2  1 0
31/42*DEMONIC (520)             18  18  2 50.0  31/48*SUPERSTITION MTN. (388)   2  1 0
32/56*HIGHLANDER (408)           1   1  0 50.0  32-27 LED ZEPPELIN (465)        2  3 0
33/35 SATAN'S VOMIT (127)       29  31  3 48.3  33-17 WEISS MACHT (496)         2  3 0
34/33 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)   48  52  1 48.0  34/41 BLACK & BLUE (412)        2  4 0
35/34 DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)  52  58  6 47.3  35/26 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)   2  5 0
36/36 STORM TROOP (537)         30  34  2 46.9  36-32*EASTERN HORDE VII (534)   1  0 0
37/37 BLOOD OF KINGS (107)      58  67  2 46.4  37/ 0*EVIL SMURF HORDE 1 (561)  1  0 0
38/38 FLAMING FIST (65)        111 131 12 45.9  38/ 0*EVIL SMURF HORDE 2 (562)  1  0 0
39/41 THE INANIMATES (514)     138 164 10 45.7  39/56*HIGHLANDER (408)          1  1 0
40/40 THE BEGINNING (355)      101 122  6 45.3  40/30 M*A*S*H (413)             1  1 0
41-44 GNOSTIK (462)             22  28  3 44.0  41-37 DARK FORCE RISING (377)   1  1 0
42-45 DARK FORCE RISING (377)   15  20  0 42.9  42/47 STORM TROOP (537)         1  1 0
43-46*FORGOTTEN GODS (451)       3   4  0 42.9  43/29 EASTERN HORDE (365)       1  1 0
44-48 WEISS MACHT (496)         37  51  2 42.0  44-20*BIMBO BRIGADE 4 (483)     1  1 0
45/43*HORS DE COMBAT (539)      10  14  0 41.7  45-49*FORGOTTEN GODS (451)      1  3 0
46/47 THE WAR WIZARDS (440)     35  50  3 41.2  46-25 GNOSTIK (462)             1  4 0
47/50 BLACK & BLUE (412)        12  20  0 37.5  47/50*THE BLACK ROSE (526)      1  8 0
48/49 DAUGHTERS OF DARKN (363)   8  15  1 34.8  48/51 THE BEGINNING (355)       1 12 1
49/53 EASTERN HORDE (365)        5  12  0 29.4  49/39 DAUGHTERS OF DARKN (363)  0  5 0
50/51*THE BLACK ROSE (526)       6  15  1 28.6  50/ 0*CHAOS BRINGERS (554)      0  3 0
51/ 0*CHAOS BRINGERS (554)       0   3  0  0.0  51-42 COWBOYS FROM HELL (387)   0  2 0
52/ 0*EVIL SMURF HORDE 3 (563)   0   1  0  0.0  52/ 0*EVIL SMURF HORDE 3 (563)  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     110- 96-7     53.4%
2.  EPA                    158-142-4     52.7%
3.  Tafkamoto               56- 52-1     51.9%
4.  Manics Depressant       81- 77-6     51.3%
5.  Amalgamation            20- 21-1     48.8%
6.  Vendetta Cartel        137-155-4     46.9%
7.  The Company             27- 39-1     40.9%

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               *          *          *  TW #9  *          *          *

     Greetings, and welcome all to turn 10 of the Turf War...only three more turns
left for The Fascist Federation (or Manics Depressant, or TAFKAMOTO) to catch the
home turf defenders, Erinika Protection Agency.  Most of the others are out of the
running, as last turn's no shows will give evidence to...yeah, you're right, whoever
that was that said I'd have quit if I weren't running the contest.  I'm actually
sticking around to graduate my "tourney baby" Aimbee, too.  Wasn't Ginsu Guru
surprised last turn!  Of course, Vrock has 19 FE 'hidden' behind his 5-1 record. ;-)
     Heathen, TW 4 will return to North Fork soon after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest of Crap is over.  I really hope you'll be able to make it! :-)
     Red Raven, I will seriously consider your idea of not taking points for DA
losses, though I may increase the reward for DA *returns*...and offer a special prize
for the most DA survivors!  I've recently received a scroll from the Gladiator
Commission--they *WILL* be offering several REALLY cool prizes for TW 4...so get
ready for this one!  Keep your eyes open for the all arena ad to be posted soon.
Now, on to the scores:

1481  (+56)  EPA -- Crip -- 4 Honors
     Crip  -21 (+265)
          The Bulls, Bull Market                 -4 ( +88)
          Alphabet Soup, None                 +5 (  +4)
          Worldwide Gore, Red Hot Chile Papa      -22 (+177)
          DF -- Things George Does, Tortures Toes          (  -4)
     Assurnasirbanipal  +9 (+120)
          Found in Sand, None                 +9 (+120)
     The Mun  DF  (+146) -- Black & Blue, Blue Blood  (+10); Family Tree, Gossip Girl
(+8); Kiwi Connecton, Wanstead (+31); My First Words, None (NF); Bed Time Buddies,
None (+24); Bad Brakes, Great One (+22); M*A*S*H, Hot Lips (+49)
     Spawn  +62 (+278)
          Way To Go II, Asphyxiate            +52 (+227)
          Rising Sun, Gai-Jin                +10 ( +51)
     Mannequin  -9 (+35)
          Perfection Quest, Mighy Cut-up           +13 ( +31)
          Perfections Quest II, Saionji           -22 (  +6)
1101  (+88)  Fascist Federation -- Fizban -- No Honors
     Fizban  +29 (+315)
          Magic Mayhem, Prizmatyk Whal            +8 (+116)
          Dhoomzdey, None                     +29 (+169)
          War Wizards, Oracle O'ryan            -8 ( +30)
     Heathen  +44 (+205)
          Odin's Chosen, Mannaz Thorsson           +44 (+181)
          DF -- Storm Troop, Heilstorm (+24)
     Staghorn  DF (-3); Frey's Faithful, None (-3)
     Red Raven  +15 (+21)
          Hors De Combat, Hidebound Corpse      +15 ( +21)
          DF -- Cross 'Em, None (NF)
     Huld  DF (+24); Valkyries, Huld (+24)
1034  (+13)  Compruns!
826 (+88) -- Manics Depressant -- Goat -- 1 Honor
     Goat  +48 (+258)
          Gnostik, None                     -16 ( -11)
          Here Come The Scum, None            +9 ( +15)
          Peace Makers, Justice                +55 (+144)
          DF -- Weiss Macht, None (+36); Fallen Ones, Rahbad (-2); Demonic, None
(+19); Kngs of Peace, Love (-1); Peace Keepers, Patience (+21); Peace Bringers, Jay
(+26); Deualmsters, Ed Schoonover (+2)
     Muscle Bum  DF (-32)  Assassini, Deceiver (+2);
          The Corps, The General (-34); Outcasts, Thrax (NF)
     Phat Phat  DF (+4)  Stretsamleud, None (NF);
          Stretsamleud II, Wolb Demia (+4)
     Angel  +39 (+71)
          Femme Fatale, None                +39 ( +71)
757 (+19) -- MOTO -- Drake -- No Honors
     Drake  +19 (+46)
          Drake's Lodge, Red Ruephin            +1 ( +91)
          Drake's Television, Buffet            +2 ( +24)
          Satan's Vomit, Undead Cockroach           +16 ( -69)
613  (+8) -- Vendetta Cartel -- CFH -- 1 Honor
     CFH  -11 (+60)
          Cowboys From Hell, Astro           -11 ( +71)
          DF -- Cartel 4 Life, None (-11)
     Firehawk  +18 (+146)
          Flaming Fist, None                -22 (  -2)
          Garden Gumbies, Blind Banana            +4 ( +74)
          Blood of Kings, Gilles le Breton      +36 ( +74)
     Horus  DF (-62) -- X-men III, Dark Phoenix (-26); Led Zeppelin, Kahmir (+29);
Bimbo Brigade 2, None (NF); Bimbo Brigade 4, Kim Basinger (-61); Bimbo Brigade 5,
Alicia Silverstone           (-11); Bilbo's Buddies, Arwen Undomiel (-10)
     Abraxis  DF (-94)  Primal Power, None (-57); Blood Lust, Nosferatu (-20); the
Makers, Nommo (-17)
     Master Darque  DF (+18)  Darque Forces II, Dixie (-9); Darque Forces VIII, Pixie
Blight (+27); Darque Forces, Darkseid (NF); Darque Forces VII, Gohan (NF)
     Apex  DF (-2)  Nostalgia, Gary Gnu (-2)
517  (DF)  Amalgamation -- Blackwind -- No Honors
     Blackwind  DF (+17)  Warlords, Sir Phawn D'Ilchant (+19); Fraternal
Greeks, Beta (+9); Roman Legion, I (NF); Love Letters, E (+27); Four Letter Words,
Abed (NF); Arabian Knights, Jim (+13); Groucy Golems, Cory (-10); Forgotten Gods,
Talos (-42); Duey, Skruem & Howe, Ima Hogg (NF)
502  (DF)  Manic Union -- Skullagrim -- No Honors
     Sulkagrim  DF (+32)  Einherjar, Iormangondar (+61);
          Einherjar II, None (-3); Einherjar III, None (-6)
     31 OP  DF (-51)  Acronemesis, Pound Into Ground (-51)
491 (DF)  The Ass. -- Sungoddess -- No Honor
     Sungoddess  DF (NF)  Sadists F2F IV, DA (NF)
     Darth Josh  DF (NF)  Sith Lords, Darth Aggravation (NF)
     Dark Spirit  DF (NF)  Immortal Power, None (NF)
     Necron 99  DF (-9)  Quasi-Legal Ops, Super Stinker (-9)
473  (+28)  The Company -- Baphomet -- 2 Honors
     Baphomet  DF (-20)  Dog Soldiers, Sequoyah (+10); Dog Soldiers II,
Sheltowe (-23); Dog Soldiers III, Death Stalker (-7)
     Fahkry  DF (-66)  Serpent Society, Ran (-66)
     Suiside  DF (+44)  Team Fried, Bud (+44)
     Asmo Dius  +21 (+25)
          Baatanar'ritezu V, Vrock           +21 ( +25)
          DF -- 'ritezu, Andramelockamon (+1); 'ritezu 2, Amducias (NF); 'ritezu 3,
Astaroth (-18)
     Aaaalright, folks, that's how it stands.  Special mention goes to Heathen for
his *EIGHT* spy report mentions...that's 40 points!  And yes, it *IS* already added
into the 44.
     'Til next cycle, Bloody Sands!

                    Asmo Dius

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 470): E. VICTOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 464): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): MALASION of THE BLACKHEARTS (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 462): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 461): KANDY KANES of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 230): RAPAX of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 453): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 228): GILGAMESH of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): LINDEN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 448): RYANATOR of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 441): BRIGIT of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 404): 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 200): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 329): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 309): ON MY WAY of SADISTS F2F (SunGod, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 354): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 470): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 464): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 462): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 461): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 230): DEMO-SQUAD (Shadowmere, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 453): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 228): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 448): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 441): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 404): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): none
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 329): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 309): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 354): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 469): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 468): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
               (turn 467): FLOWBEE of HELL-MART (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 464): MALASION of THE BLACKHEARTS (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                           N.D. GRASSE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 462): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
                (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.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 453): JUVENAL of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          BLUEY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 228): SIR YDER of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               BONEGRIN DEVAR of BUSHMASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
                   (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 450): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 448): RYANATOR of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
                            LEMON DROP of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
                (turn 447): A-10 of PIG BATTALION (Kellog, mgr.)
                            BEER GOGGLES of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 205): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 200): ZEEL BEBUB of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                               INCREDIBLE SULK of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
                               MARY ANN of SCREEN DREAMS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 328): NESSUS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 135): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
                            MOONSTONE of FLAMING FIST (Firehawk, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings!

Well, as expected I got the call and am off.  My faves are predictable, low-mod, but
LO was a pleasant surprise, thought it was the SH.

Don't mind if I do say so myself, for an experimental design on a style Spawn had
despaired of in the past I think I turned out rather well.  Two TV's, DM, strong
arena record.  Maybe there is something to the 'knacky' warrior theory.  Can't
rightly think of any other reason I've done so well!!

Anyway, time to put my feet up and go into retirement...think I challenged that pesky
upstart Justice this turn, just to check if he's avoiding me and to try and negate
his TV challenge against my friends!!  If you beat me Justice, then fair play to you;
I have the style advantage and knowledge of my faves...you'll have earned the title!!

Farewell Erinika,
Punch Drunk

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ERINIKA!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as SATAN'S VOMIT is pushed out 
of top team by WAY TO GO! II, who came from 3rd with a 5-0-0 this turn.  Now, what 
did these guys have for breakfast this morning?  KIWI CONNECTION has turned a 2-0-0 
into 16th place from 34th.  Give me the recipe!  I want to know who's buying the 
drinks for who tonight at The Welcome Wench, seeing as BAD BREAKS' 11-5-0 has earned 
them 17th place in the ranks.  I understand that The Welcome Wench is buying the 
drinks for DEMONIC tonight, to honor their rise to 18th after this turns 4-1-0.  
Hmmm.  I want to know who's buying the drinks for who tonight at The Welcome Wench, 
seeing as THE BULLS' 130-65-8 has earned them 20th place in the ranks.  Now, what did 
these guys have for breakfast this morning?  PERFECTION QUEST has turned a 1-0-0 into 
29th place from 45th.  Give me the recipe!  Our condolences (or sneers, as the case 
may be) go out to DRAKE'S TELEVISION for their drop to 30th from 15th.  A 1-0-0 can 
do that.  I understand that The Welcome Wench is buying the drinks for SUPERSTITION 
MTN. tonight, to honor their rise to 31st after this turns 1-0-0.  Hmmm.  I want to 
know who's buying the drinks for who tonight at The Welcome Wench, seeing as 
HIGHLANDER's 1-1-0 has earned them 39th place in the ranks.  EASTERN HORDE must be 
either in pain, or numb, having dropped from 29th to 43rd this turn, with a 0-1-0 
acting as the weight.  The PERFECTION QUEST II guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  Our condolences go out to one of ERINIKA's new teams, CHAOS BRINGERS, who 
unfortunately went 0-3-0.  Don't worry, things have got to get better.  And let's 
see, PRIZMATYK WAHL fought GINSU GURU and gained 25 points and contributed to MAGIC 
MAYHEM's 2-3-1.  FORSETI ODINSON has lost to PERALTA TRAIL, falling 16 points, while 
helping make ODIN'S CHOSEN a 2-3-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster 
have failed, and PUNCH DRUNK remains ERINIKA's top warrior for another turn.  Can 
someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do 
dishes at The Welcome Wench until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  PEACE MAKERS has cause to stand 
tall, as they were ERINIKA's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And avoiding PEACE MAKERS more than any other team we find WORLDWIDE GORE.  
ERINIKA, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged 
warrior this turn was ODIN'S CHOSEN's warrior FORSETI ODINSON.  More fighters 
challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  JUSTICE, does your 
manager know you're challenging down 30 points to fight VROCK from BAATANAR'RITEZU V? 
It pains me to see warriors take advantage of the system like this.  JUSTICE put to 
death VROCK, as if it surprises anyone.  I don't know about you, but GEBO GUNGNIRSON 
challenging down 27 points to ALPHABET SOUP's M.I.A., is not really worthy of ODIN'S 
CHOSEN.  Well, will you look at this, GEBO GUNGNIRSON was defeated by M.I.A., and 
ODIN'S CHOSEN will have to explain why they made such a challenge in the first place. 
In a brave attempt, LIBERTY from PEACE MAKERS challenged up 24 points to fight THE 
BHAUM from the DHOOMZDEY stable.  LIBERTY perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as 
she was bested by THE BHAUM and ended up with 40 recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  THE WAR WIZARDS has some questions 
to answer.  Like 'why did you kill your fighter, MEGA MAGE, who had a record of 
5-2-1?' Whatever bright future VROCK may have had, it's all history now.  The manager 
of BAATANAR'RITEZU V has lost a promising 5-1-0 warrior.  GINSU GURU has departed 
ERINIKA, leaving FLAMING FIST without their 14-17-4 warrior.  Question, just what was 
his team doing at the taverns last night?  Seriously now, is it really honorable for 
JUSTICE from PEACE MAKERS to kill VROCK and give BAATANAR'RITEZU V the chance to 
bloodfeud?  Mmmm, could be.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has 
nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, ERINIKA, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in ERINIKA again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUSTICE 4299                 12   7  1   125       PEACE MAKERS (493)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAI-JIN 4507                 15   7  0   121       RISING SUN (515)
 GILLES LE BRETON 1111        16   9  0   119       BLOOD OF KINGS (107)
 SUNGLASSES 3223              11   8  1   102       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
-A BOMB IN A BULL 503         16   8  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
 I.O.U. 450                   24  20  0    99       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-BASE ON BULLS 3101           16   6  2    97       THE BULLS (43)
-KASHMIR 4103                 12   6  0    97       LED ZEPPELIN (465)
 PRIZMATYK WAHL 4252           8   3  1    97       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
 MANNAZ THORSSON 4269         11   8  1    95       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
 MONGOL HORDE 4001            11   8  3    94       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-ARWEN UNDOMIEL 4816          21   7  0    92       BILBO'S BUDDIES (550)
 GUNGNIR 4267                  9   9  0    92       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)
 DHETHE 4258                  11   6  0    91       DHOOMZDEY (486)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROSS CZECH 4008             10   6  1    85       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 ABSURD APPLE 2387            16  17  1    78       GARDEN GUMBIES (3)
 RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358      18   8  1    77       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 HANNIBAL 3498                15  12  1    77       WAY TO GO! II (346)
 ASPHYXIATE 3830              15   6  0    75       WAY TO GO! II (346)
-BIG LEG WOMAN 4106           10   6  0    74       LED ZEPPELIN (465)
 CALISTA 3244                  5   4  0    74       DAUGHTERS OF DARKNES (363)
 YANKEE DOODLE 3605           14  10  0    72       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 CONAN THE PILLOWMAN 768      14  21  0    71       FLAMING FIST (65)
 PIXIE BLIGHT 4427            10  11  0    70       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
 PHETHER PHAHL 4251            8   3  1    70       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
 THE BHAUM 4256               12   5  0    68       DHOOMZDEY (486)
 PRINCE RAESENE 1115          13  12  2    67       BLOOD OF KINGS (107)
 TAL QUAZAR 1113              12  13  0    67       BLOOD OF KINGS (107)
 LADDIE BUG 3851               8   5  0    67       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAIONJI 4447                  9   3  0    66       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
 LOUEN LEONCOEUR 1112          8  17  0    66       BLOOD OF KINGS (107)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KASENKO 4445                 11   5  1    63       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
 SACHA 4422                    9  13  2    63       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
 KING RAT 4508                12  12  0    61       RISING SUN (515)
-ATF 4535                      8   5  0    61       HERE COME THE SCUM! (517)
 PERALTA TRAIL 3494            5   4  0    61       SUPERSTITION MTN. (388)
 TOMBSTONE 870                12  20  4    60       FLAMING FIST (65)
 UNDEADCOCKROACH 1422          9   4  1    60       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
 SCUMMED 2 DEATH 1410         10   8  0    59       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
 HOPE 4295                     4   3  1    59       PEACE MAKERS (493)
-DEA 4533                      9   4  0    58       HERE COME THE SCUM! (517)
 BLUE BLOOD 3657               6   5  0    58       BLACK & BLUE (412)
 WHAHL OF PHORSE 4248          6   5  1    57       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGLE 4333                    8   2  0    56       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
 DUHNG B. TELL 4877            3   0  1    56       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
 LIGHTNING 4723                8   7  1    55       STORM TROOP (537)
 HEILSTORM 4721               10   3  0    54       STORM TROOP (537)
-MANIC FUHRER 4321            13   6  0    53       WEISS MACHT (496)
 MICHAEL ROELE 1114            9  16  0    53       BLOOD OF KINGS (107)
 BULL MARKET 4124              8   4  1    51       THE BULLS (43)
 BLIND BANANA 3487            10   9  1    49       GARDEN GUMBIES (3)
 I.R.S. 4629                   4   3  0    49       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
 ABALACH-RE 4430               9  13  1    48       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
 F.U.B.A.R. 4196               7   5  0    48       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-BLIZZARD 4717                 6   8  1    48       STORM TROOP (537)
 BULL FROG 4547                6   3  0    48       THE BULLS (43)
 EVE 3232                     11   8  0    47       THE BEGINNING (355)
-KELLY BUNDY 4237              6   1  0    47       BIMBO BRIGADE 4 (483)
 SCROD ENVY 4424              10   3  1    46       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
 CHARITY 4300                  8   8  0    46       PEACE MAKERS (493)
-SMOKERING 4814                7   6  0    46       BILBO'S BUDDIES (550)
 KNITTED AFGHAN 4123           6   7  3    46       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-ASTRO 3490                    6   8  1    46       COWBOYS FROM HELL (387)
 GREATER ONE 3935              6   2  0    45       BAD BREAKS (444)
 GREAT ONE 3933                5   3  0    45       BAD BREAKS (444)
 MIGHTY CUT-UP 317             4   3  0    45       PERFECTION QUEST (34)
-SCARFACE 3491                 9   5  0    44       COWBOYS FROM HELL (387)
-MAGGUS 4468                   8   7  0    44       THE INANIMATES (514)
 BRUNHILDA 4268               10   5  2    43       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
 CONSPIRACY THEORY 4423        9   4  1    42       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
 KANTRYP 4403                  6   4  0    42       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
 LIBERTY 4302                  8   9  1    40       PEACE MAKERS (493)
 FORSETI ODINSON 4265         10   9  0    39       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-PUDGE 3606                    7   4  0    39       COWBOYS FROM HELL (387)
 A POCK O' LIPS 4254           7   6  0    38       DHOOMZDEY (486)
 RED RUEPHIN 4443              6   3  0    38       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
 VANISH 4633                   4   2  0    38       THE INANIMATES (514)
 ARROGANT ORACLE 4630          3   3  0    38       THE WAR WIZARDS (440)
 FRISBEE 3098                  8   7  0    37       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
-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)
 WANSTEAD 3628                 5   4  0    36       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-VARGA 4278                    5   2  0    36       GNOSTIK (462)
 BURIED TREASURE 4264          7   4  0    35       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
-KAT 4396                      6   2  0    34       FEMME FATALE (507)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT LIPS 3660                 7   2  0    33       M*A*S*H (413)
-FIENDS 4335                   6   1  0    33       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
 FAITH 4297                    6   5  0    33       PEACE MAKERS (493)
-BOLG 4813                     5   5  0    33       BILBO'S BUDDIES (550)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KIM BASINGER 4240             4   3  0    33       BIMBO BRIGADE 4 (483)
 BLACK EYE 3654                3   7  0    32       BLACK & BLUE (412)
-REMORHAZ 4698                 2   0  0    31       EASTERN HORDE VII (534)
 HIDEBOUND CORPSE 4739         4   1  0    30       HORS DE COMBAT (539)
 GEBO GUNGNIRSON 4352          5   4  0    29       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
 HELLO KITTY 4596              4   2  0    29       EASTERN HORDE (365)
 BLACK BOOK 3658               3   8  0    29       BLACK & BLUE (412)
-HEARTBREAKER 4357             5   2  0    28       LED ZEPPELIN (465)
-BELEIF 4800                   3   0  0    28       GNOSTIK (462)
-SUSIE 4399                    5   3  1    27       FEMME FATALE (507)
 FRISIAN 4635                  4   3  0    27       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
 TRITE TROWEL 3604             5  10  1    26       GARDEN GUMBIES (3)
-ATHENA 4872                   3   0  0    26       FEMME FATALE (507)
 ORACLE O'RYAN 3913            6   5  0    25       THE WAR WIZARDS (440)
 PAIN MISTRESS 4582            2   1  0    25       DEMONIC (520)
 IBLIS 4586                    3   2  0    24       FALLEN ONES (522)
-BUFFET 4334                   2   5  0    24       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MILLENNIA 4601                3   3  1    23       DAUGHTERS OF DARKNES (363)
-ARCHIE O'GARR 4627            3   2  0    23       THE BLACK ROSE (526)
 NANA KOOT 4713                3   1  0    23       DEMONIC (520)
 KARATIA 3624                  2   0  0    23       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-E.P.A. 4534                   2   2  0    23       HERE COME THE SCUM! (517)
-ANGRBOTHA 4317                5   6  1    22       WEISS MACHT (496)
 BAEL 4567                     4   4  0    22       DEMONIC (520)
-SMAUGVILLE 4591               2   2  0    22       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
 M.I.A. 4912                   1   1  0    22       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-HELLA 4314                    2   2  0    21       WEISS MACHT (496)
 LYTENING BOLT 4358            5   5  0    20       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-SCRODS 4336                   3   4  0    20       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
 FAUX PAS 4867                 2   2  0    20       HORS DE COMBAT (539)
 DUNCAN 3634                   1   1  0    20       HIGHLANDER (408)
-KINJIRU 4504                  3   3  0    19       RISING SUN (515)
 ELMER G 4584                  2   1  0    19       FALLEN ONES (522)
-JORJA 4397                    4   5  1    18       FEMME FATALE (507)
-DANCIN' SCARECROW 4466        4   6  0    18       THE INANIMATES (514)
 P.D.Q. 4628                   2   6  0    18       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-MINNET 4448                   4   5  0    17       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
 MOE TELSYX 4442               4   5  0    17       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
 RAHBAD 4585                   3   2  0    17       FALLEN ONES (522)
-GLITNER 4637                  1   2  0    17       WEISS MACHT (496)
 ANTAIA 4714                   1   2  0    17       DEMONIC (520)
 CALL ME TRINITY 4737          4   1  0    16       HORS DE COMBAT (539)
-GOHON 4415                    3   2  0    16       DARQUE FORCES VII (509)
-HUNNICUTT 3662                3   1  0    16       M*A*S*H (413)
 MERESIN 4587                  3   1  0    16       FALLEN ONES (522)
-THRAWN 3922                   2   1  0    16       DARK FORCE RISING (377)
 PINCH HITTER 4911             2   0  0    16       WAY TO GO! II (346)
-DRAYSON 3363                  3   6  0    15       DARK FORCE RISING (377)
-GLORIA 4400                   3   6  0    15       FEMME FATALE (507)
 SARIEL 4589                   2   1  0    15       FALLEN ONES (522)
 HYDROGEN 4647                 1   5  0    14       THE BEGINNING (355)
 PESTI LYNTZ 4909              1   0  0    14       DHOOMZDEY (486)
 WIMPY WARLOCK 4809            2   3  0    13       THE WAR WIZARDS (440)
 DIXIE CUP 4910                2   0  0    13       WAY TO GO! II (346)
-D'YER MAK'ER 4797             1   2  0    13       LED ZEPPELIN (465)
-STING 4871                    1   1  0    12       BILBO'S BUDDIES (550)
-ADAM 4648                     1   3  0    12       THE BEGINNING (355)
 TWITCHY SMURF 4930            1   0  0    12       EVIL SMURF HORDE 2 (562)
 SABER 4671                    2   4  1    11       THE BLACK ROSE (526)
-SOLOMON 4088                  2   4  1    11       GNOSTIK (462)
-TWO BREAKFASTS 4879           1   0  0    11       BILBO'S BUDDIES (550)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAREL PROSEK 4712             2   3  0    10       FLAMING FIST (65)
-F. D. A. 4801                 1   1  0    10       HERE COME THE SCUM! (517)
-TALOS 4033                    1   1  0    10       FORGOTTEN GODS (451)
 CAMBION 4768                  1   0  0    10       BAATANAR'RITEZU V (544)
-TALONA 4034                   1   0  0    10       FORGOTTEN GODS (451)
 SNEEZY SMURF 4940             1   0  0    10       EVIL SMURF HORDE 4 (564)
 SPASTIC SMURF 4926            1   0  0    10       EVIL SMURF HORDE 1 (561)
 HELL WARDEN 4715              2   1  0     9       DEMONIC (520)
-RED SNAPPER 4669              2   2  0     8       LED ZEPPELIN (465)
 ADAM ANT 4670                 1   5  0     8       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
 LUCIA 4726                    0   2  0     8       DAUGHTERS OF DARKNES (363)
-SVAN 3361                     2   1  0     7       DARK FORCE RISING (377)
 BOARRING B. TELL 4876         2   1  0     7       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
-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)
-TORVE 3364                    1   3  0     6       DARK FORCE RISING (377)
-HUTJIN 4770                   1   0  0     6       BAATANAR'RITEZU V (544)
-RAGNA ROK 4624                1   2  0     5       THE BLACK ROSE (526)
-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)
 BESS TWESTURN 4869            1   1  0     4       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
 GENERAL SMURF 4938            1   0  0     4       EVIL SMURF HORDE 4 (564)
-DREADNAUGHT 3365              0   4  0     4       DARK FORCE RISING (377)
-BUSHIDO 4501                  0   3  0     3       RISING SUN (515)
 EKON O'LOGE 4878              0   3  0     3       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
 UNRULY PEASANT 4874           0   3  0     3       HORS DE COMBAT (539)
-ENFANT TERRIBLE 4875          0   2  0     2       HORS DE COMBAT (539)
 BACK BREAKER 4865             0   1  0     1       CHAOS BRINGERS (554)
 PASSIVE STORM 4866            0   1  0     1       CHAOS BRINGERS (554)
-BEACH BUM 4522                0   1  0     1       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
-TORM 4035                     0   1  0     1       FORGOTTEN GODS (451)
 BELIAL 4767                   0   1  0     1       BAATANAR'RITEZU V (544)
 CHAOS' NEEDLE 4862            0   1  0     1       CHAOS BRINGERS (554)
 PYRO SMURF 4937               0   1  0     1       EVIL SMURF HORDE 3 (563)
 SEVYN SINES 4922              0   1  0     1       DHOOMZDEY (486)

'-' 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 REVENGED
VROCK 4771             5  2 0 BAATANAR'RITEZU V 544 JUSTICE 4299          136         
THE BIG BANG 4873      1  2 1 THE BEGINNING 355     GRONDATH 18           136 NONE    
GO 4920                0  1 0 THE BEGINNING 355     ANODINE 27            136 NONE    
THE BIG BANG 4327      3  4 0 THE BEGINNING 355     BRUNHILDA 4268        134         
MUMBLES MCGREW 4625    0  3 0 THE BLACK ROSE 526    BRANGO 19             136 NONE    
HOT ROD 4623           0  3 0 THE BLACK ROSE 526    BRANGO 19             136 NONE    
PHAMYNN 4255           7  4 2 DHOOMZDEY 486         BLIND BANANA 3487     134 REVENGED
WOARE 4257             6  7 1 DHOOMZDEY 486         PUNCH DRUNK 3836      132 NOT REVE
AYN THRAKS 4855        0  3 0 DHOOMZDEY 486         SUSIE 4399            135         
GREEN EYES 4802        0  1 0 FEMME FATALE 507      SABER 4671            132 REVENGED
GINSU GURU 869        14 18 4 FLAMING FIST 65       PRIZMATYK WAHL 4252   136         
BEAN 4919              0  1 0 GARDEN GUMBIES 3      ELAYA 24              136 NONE    
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 JUST REV
MEGA MAGE 3916         5  3 1 THE WAR WIZARDS 440   GRONDATH 18           136 NONE    
FIZZLE 4921            0  1 0 THE WAR WIZARDS 440   BRANGO 19             136 NONE    
BANZAI 4026           10  3 1 WAY TO GO! II 346     PRINCE RAESENE 1115   134 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

VC -- Sorry for missing last turn.  It was not intentional.  I thought I sent strats
in, but I was wrong. -- Master Darque
P.S.  It may have helped you out that I didn't fight the way my warriors have been
performing as of late.

Fizban -- Is Dollarbill accepted to the Federation?  He is (anxiously I'm sure)
awaiting your approval or disapproval! -- Asmo, TCB

Ginsu Guru -- Challenge THIS! -- Vrock, with 19 hidden F.E. :-)

Mighty Cut-Up -- You live up to your name.  You give good trains. -- Saber

Faux Pas -- You could've taught me something.  Anything. -- Hot Red

Bull Frog -- Jumpy little thing, aren't you. -- Archie O'Garr

Fizban -- Maybe it's best you not add me to the alliance.  I'm off to a pretty ragged
start. -- Dollarbill, mgr. Black Rose

Dollarbill -- Hi.  I was trapped in the mail room and recognized a familiar name.
I'm still at the same address; drop me a line if you want.  Or diplo to Sand Dancers,
DM 74. -- L. Dan

Sunglassess -- Seems I survived your early poke at me with that big stick this time.
Good to see you're keeping me honest though...thanks! -- Punchy

Scarface -- What...nothing to teach me?!  *sigh*  At this rate I'm going to be here a
loonnngggg time! -- Hannibal

Prince Raesene -- Still didn't hear an apology; guess you like being choked!! --
Asphyxiate

F.D.A. -- Good effort...unlucky! -- Pinch Hitter

Q.A. -- U.N.L.U.C.K.Y. -- Dixie

Tal Quazar -- A very disappointing effort on my part.  Fancy a re-match so I can
(try) to restore some honour?? -- King Rat

King Rat -- You consider a same class challenge with nine points difference a "cheap
downchallenge" when you have 6 more F.E. than I do?  You're obviously not Delarquan!
A "cheap downchallenge" is what my teammate Grebo did last turn against Ekon O'loge!!
My manager follows the one up, one down philosophy--you just happened to catch the
one down that turn. -- Gungnir

Gilles le Breton -- You are one tough S.O.B.!  I may try you again a few turns from
now, but I'll have to recuperate from those three crits from three different weapons
first!  Ouch!! -- Mannaz Thorsson

Red Hot Chili Papa -- I don't really understand that challenge (unless you thought I
was a pushover or something) but thanks nonetheless. -- Gungnir

Hydrogen -- A bit more offensive effort may help--I was actually running pretty slow
to have attacked you that many times.  Thanks for the rating though. -- Brunhilda

Big Horn -- Actually I figured it had to be something other than your horn.  From
what I have heard, no woman has ever seen it. -- Chaos Spear

Braul -- Sorry to hear of your loss.  I won't hurt you as bad. -- Hack Mistress

Sultan -- I really don't think it is close to patent infringement.  I am seeming how
I rule over a harem of females instead of a bunch of men.  You should try it unless
you do not like them.  (laughing) -- Sultan of Chaos

Tention Cyolis -- I am currently have to forgo the next couple of fight to bury my
dead and my wife.  When I return to Dragonhead, you have better not be there!  I am
sending my whole stable after you, and won't rest until you're dead.  I will also
destroy all those who wish to avenge your demise! -- Sultan of Chaos

Asmo -- A.T.F. is "Here Come the Scum" Champion. -- Goat

CFH -- Glad to be part of the Cartel.  Will have a new team sent to arena 31 by next
turn.  "Coup D'-Tat" is their name.  The stable I had for 28 is not to my liking.
See you in 31. -- Goat

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MEGA MAGE was viciously butchered by GRONDATH in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
THE BIG BANG was barely slain by GRONDATH in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
MUMBLES MCGREW was slain by BRANGO in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
HOT ROD was butchered by BRANGO in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
FIZZLE was assassinated by BRANGO in a exciting 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GO was butchered by ANODINE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BEAN was slain by ELAYA in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena struggle.
BLIND BANANA slimly lost to DUHNG B. TELL in a 2 minute Bloodfeud competition.
UNDEADCOCKROACH won victory over MILLENNIA in a action packed 2 minute Bloodfeud duel.
ASPHYXIATE defeated PRINCE RAESENE in a 3 minute expert's Bloodfeud duel.
HYDROGEN was overpowered by BRUNHILDA in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
JUSTICE executed VROCK in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge Title fight.
VANISH devastated CALL ME TRINITY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
GAI-JIN demolished GUNGNIR in a popular 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
CROSS CZECH was handily defeated by GILLES LE BRETON in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
PRIZMATYK WAHL delivered the death blow upon GINSU GURU in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
PIXIE BLIGHT was beaten by DHETHE in a 1 minute master's Challenge brawl.
RED HOT CHILE PAPA was viciously subdued by MANNAZ THORSSON in a 5 minute fight.
HANNIBAL beat TAL QUAZAR in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge match.
LOUEN LEONCOEUR slimly won victory over LIGHTNING in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
CONAN THE PILLOWMAN bested HOPE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BURIED TREASURE was demolished by SCUMMED 2 DEATH in a 3 minute uneven Challenge bout.
PERALTA TRAIL vanquished FORSETI ODINSON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
KING RAT savagely defeated CHARITY in a popular 3 minute gory Challenge match.
LIBERTY was vanquished by THE BHAUM in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge match.
HEILSTORM defeated KNITTED AFGHAN in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
MICHAEL ROELE was savagely defeated by KASENKO in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
GEBO GUNGNIRSON slimly lost to M.I.A. in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
TRITE TROWEL was overcome by A POCK O' LIPS in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
MIGHTY CUT-UP savagely defeated HIDEBOUND CORPSE in a 6 minute Challenge fight.
BAEL overpowered UNRULY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BOARRING B. TELL was overpowered by FRISIAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
PINCH HITTER outlasted KAREL PROSEK in a 7 minute novice's Challenge fray.
HELL WARDEN lost to FAUX PAS in a exciting 1 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
PUNCH DRUNK subdued MOONSTONE in a action packed 5 minute veteran's struggle.
I.O.U. overpowered CALISTA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SUNGLASSES handily defeated ABSURD APPLE in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
PHETHER PHAHL was overpowered by MONGOL HORDE in a 2 minute bloody one-sided duel.
YANKEE DOODLE luckily beat SACHA in a exciting 3 minute gory expert's competition.
TOMBSTONE was demolished by SAIONJI in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LADDIE BUG slimly won victory over F.U.B.A.R. in a 3 minute bloody match.
WHAHL OF PHORSE viciously subdued CONSPIRACY THEORY in a popular 7 minute conflict.
BULL MARKET beat KANTRYP in a action packed 3 minute competition.
GREATER ONE outwaited THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a tiresome 20 minute match.
GREAT ONE outlasted FRISBEE in a 8 minute battle.
BLUE BLOOD savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gory duel.
ANGLE beat HELLO KITTY in a popular 2 minute fray.
SCROD ENVY handily defeated IBLIS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ABALACH-RE subdued BLACK EYE in a exciting 2 minute conflict.
BULL FROG demolished ORACLE O'RYAN in a popular 2 minute bloody one-sided battle.
EVE was devastated by I.R.S. in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal one-sided conflict.
RED RUEPHIN demolished P.D.Q. in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
WIMPY WARLOCK was bested by KARATIA in a 1 minute match.
WANSTEAD savagely defeated MOE TELSYX in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory contest.
HOT LIPS was savagely defeated by FAITH in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory duel.
ARROGANT ORACLE overpowered BLACK BOOK in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DUNCAN bested LYTENING BOLT in a 1 minute bout.
ADAM ANT was beaten by DIXIE CUP in a action packed 5 minute fight.
SABER was demolished by ANTAIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided conflict.
LUCIA was beaten by NANA KOOT in a 3 minute novice's struggle.
SARIEL overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
MERESIN vanquished PASSIVE STORM in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RAHBAD overpowered PYRO SMURF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ELMER G vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PAIN MISTRESS demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
BESS TWESTURN was overpowered by PESTI LYNTZ in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
EKON O'LOGE was demolished by TWITCHY SMURF in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
BACK BREAKER was beaten by GENERAL SMURF in a 6 minute novice's match.
CHAOS' NEEDLE was overpowered by SNEEZY SMURF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CAMBION overpowered SEVYN SINES in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BELIAL was devastated by SPASTIC SMURF in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  24         WALL OF STEEL     67 -  51 -  4      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     21         TOTAL PARRY      150 - 115 -  2      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 19         PARRY-RIPOSTE     23 -  21 -  2      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  15         AIMED BLOW        54 -  52 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     11         PARRY-LUNGE       59 -  59 -  3      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         BASHING ATTACK    75 -  88 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     9         LUNGING ATTACK   148 - 178 -  9      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         STRIKING ATTACK  120 - 145 -  8      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         PARRY-STRIKE      36 -  46 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   49 -  70 -  5      41  |

Turn 136 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:

TOTAL PARRY       14 -  7     PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  5         4  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  5     BASHING ATTACK     5 - 10         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  9     AIMED BLOW         2 -  7         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK    12 - 12                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  5                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  JUSTICE 4299               12   7  1  125 PEACE MAKERS (493)
LUNGING ATTACK   GAI-JIN 4507               15   7  0  121 RISING SUN (515)
TOTAL PARRY      GILLES LE BRETON 1111      16   9  0  119 BLOOD OF KINGS (107)
BASHING ATTACK   SUNGLASSES 3223            11   8  1  102 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
PARRY-STRIKE     I.O.U. 450                 24  20  0   99 ALPHABET SOUP (39)
WALL OF STEEL    PRIZMATYK WAHL 4252         8   3  1   97 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
SLASHING ATTACK  MONGOL HORDE 4001          11   8  3   94 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      HANNIBAL 3498              15  12  1   77 WAY TO GO! II (346)
AIMED BLOW       CALISTA 3244                5   4  0   74 DAUGHTERS OF DARKNES (363)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KASENKO 4445               11   5  1   63 PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ABSURD APPLE 2387.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MIGHTY CUT-UP 317.  The ten other most popular fighters were MANNAZ THORSSON 
4269, CROSS CZECH 4008, KAREL PROSEK 4712, KANTRYP 4403, SACHA 4422, WHAHL OF PHORSE 
4248, ABALACH-RE 4430, WANSTEAD 3628, ADAM ANT 4670, and MILLENNIA 4601.

The least popular fighter this week was GREATER ONE 3935.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GREAT ONE 3933, PINCH HITTER 4911, GENERAL SMURF 4938, BELIAL 
4767, SEVYN SINES 4922, CHAOS' NEEDLE 4862, EKON O'LOGE 4878, BESS TWESTURN 4869, 
PYRO SMURF 4937, and PASSIVE STORM 4866.

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

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