DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/21/2003    Duedate: 11/17/2003

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-139

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MONGOL HORDE
WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
(73-4001) [14-8-3,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MONGOL HORDE                   OLYMPIC
WORLDWIDE GORE (36)            ROUTE 86 (417)
(73-4001) [14-8-3,124]         (73-3681) [4-0-1,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GAI-JIN                        WANSTEAD
RISING SUN (515)               KIWI CONNECTION (406)
(73-4507) [17-8-0,107]         (73-3628) [6-6-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DHOOMZDEY (486)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAY TO GO! II (346)         38
2. THE WAR WIZARDS (440)       33      THE BULLS (43)
3. THINGS GEORGE DOES (183)    28      Unchartered Team
4. MAGIC MAYHEM (485)          28
5. ROUTE 86 (417)              24      ROUTE 86 (417)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*ROUTE 86 (417)             4   0  1  100   1/ 2 DHOOMZDEY (486)          11  4 1
 2- 1*EVIL SMURF HORDE 4 (564)   4   0  0  100   2/ 1 WAY TO GO! II (346)      11  4 0
 3- 3*EASTERN HORDE VII (534)    3   0  0  100   3/ 4 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)       10  5 0
 4- 4*EVIL SMURF HORDE 2 (562)   2   0  0  100   4/ 3 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       9  6 0
 5/ 6 THE BULLS (43)           135  66  8 67.2   5/14 DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)  7  4 0
 6/ 0*ROUTE 71 (415)             2   1  0 66.7   6/ 5 ALPHABET SOUP (39)        7  8 2
 7/10 WAY TO GO! II (346)      105  60  6 63.6   7/ 6 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       7  8 0
 8- 9 BAD BREAKS (444)          12   7  0 63.2   8/ 7 SATAN'S VOMIT (127)       6  9 0
 9/11 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)        43  27  3 61.4   9/ 8 THE BULLS (43)            5  1 0
10-12*FALLEN ONES (522)         15  10  1 60.0  10/15 HERE COME THE SCUM (517)  5  9 1
11/14 DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)  28  19  0 59.6  11-12 STORM TROOP (537)         4  0 0
12/17 DHOOMZDEY (486)           58  40  4 59.2  12-10 PEACE MAKERS (493)        4  2 0
13/13 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     10   7  0 58.8  13/21 RISING SUN (515)          4  2 0
14/16 RISING SUN (515)         113  80  5 58.5  14/26 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)   4  5 0
15-15 DARQUE FORCES VII (509)   42  30  4 58.3  15/16 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  4  5 0
16/ 8 SUPERSTITION MTN. (388)    7   5  0 58.3  16-11 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)       4  6 0
17-18*DARQUE FORCES (254)       16  12  0 57.1  17/27 THE WAR WIZARDS (440)     4 11 0
18-19 MYSTERIOUS (347)         103  78  5 56.9  18/ 0 THINGS GEORGE DOES (183)  3  1 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-22*DUEL MASTERS (477)         5   4  0 55.6  19-17 BLOOD OF KINGS (107)      3  2 0
20-23 BAATANAR'RITEZU VI (546)  51  41  1 55.4  20-18 DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)  3  3 0
21/ 0 THINGS GEORGE DOES (183) 114  93 12 55.1  21/20 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     3  3 0
22/20 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       61  50  2 55.0  22/22 BLACK & BLUE (412)        3  5 1
23/24 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      371 306 30 54.8  23/48*FRIENDS (573)             3  7 0
24-25 PEACE MAKERS (493)        45  40  4 52.9  24-19*EVIL SMURF HORDE 4 (564)  2  0 0
25-26 GARDEN GUMBIES (3)       144 131 10 52.4  25/35*ROUTE 86 (417)            2  0 0
26/27 ALPHABET SOUP (39)       124 114 10 52.1  26-28 DARK FORCE RISING (377)   2  0 0
27/21 HERE COME THE SCUM (517)  40  37  2 51.9  27-29*DARQUE FORCES (254)       2  0 0
28-29 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)       50  48  3 51.0  28-32 DAUGHTERS OF DARKN (363)  2  1 0
29/35 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  41  41  3 50.0  29/23 SUPERSTITION MTN. (388)   2  1 0
30-30 STORM TROOP (537)         34  34  2 50.0  30/31 THE INANIMATES (514)      2  1 0
31/47 PERFECTION QUEST (34)      5   5  0 50.0  31-33 THE BEGINNING (355)       2  2 0
32-31*KIWI CONNECTION II (423)   2   2  1 50.0  32- 9*FALLEN ONES (522)         2  3 1
33-32*EVIL SMURF HORDE 1 (561)   1   1  0 50.0  33/13 DEMONIC (520)             2  4 0
34/37 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)   52  57  1 47.7  34-25 DARK CIRCLE PETS I (572)  1  0 0
35/28 DEMONIC (520)             20  22  2 47.6  35-39 EASTERN HORDE (365)       1  0 0
36-36 DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)  55  61  6 47.4  36-36*KIWI CONNECTION II (423)  1  0 0
37-39 BLOOD OF KINGS (107)      61  69  2 46.9  37-37*EASTERN HORDE VII (534)   1  0 0
38/38 SATAN'S VOMIT (127)       35  40  3 46.7  38-30*EVIL SMURF HORDE 2 (562)  1  0 0
39-40*PEACE KEEPERS (492)        7   8  0 46.7  39-40*KINGS OF PEACE (489)      1  1 0
40-41 DARK FORCE RISING (377)   17  20  0 45.9  40-42*PEACE KEEPERS (492)       1  1 0
41/42 THE INANIMATES (514)     140 165 10 45.9  41-43 DARQUE FORCES VII (509)   1  1 0
42-43 THE BEGINNING (355)      103 124  6 45.4  42-47*THE BLACK ROSE (526)      1  1 0
43-44 FLAMING FIST (65)        111 134 12 45.3  43-38 BAATANAR'RITEZU VI (546)  1  1 0
44-45 FEMME FATALE (507)        24  29  2 45.3  44/44 PERFECTION QUEST (34)     1  2 0
45-46 DARK CIRCLE PETS I (572)  16  20  1 44.4  45-24 BAD BREAKS (444)          1  2 0
46-49*OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDE (484)   4   6  0 40.0  46-50 GARDEN GUMBIES (3)        1  3 0
47/51 THE WAR WIZARDS (440)     39  61  3 39.0  47-51 FEMME FATALE (507)        1  9 0
48-52 DAUGHTERS OF DARKN (363)  10  16  1 38.5  48-49 FLAMING FIST (65)         0  3 0
49/50 BLACK & BLUE (412)        15  25  1 37.5  49-53*OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDE (484)  0  2 0
50-53*KINGS OF PEACE (489)       3   5  1 37.5  50/55*KILLER GUYS (442)         0  2 0
51-54 EASTERN HORDE (365)        6  12  0 33.3  51-57*DUEL MASTERS (477)        0  1 0
52/34*KILLER GUYS (442)          1   2  0 33.3  52/ 0*ROUTE 71 (415)            0  1 0
53-55*THE BLACK ROSE (526)       7  16  1 30.4  53/ 0*ROUTE 84 (414)            0  1 0
54/56*FRIENDS (573)              3   7  0 30.0  54-56*SHIMMERING STEEL (425)    0  1 0
55/ 0*ROUTE 84 (414)             0   3  0  0.0  55-41*EVIL SMURF HORDE 1 (561)  0  1 0
56-58*EVIL SMURF HORDE 3 (563)   0   2  0  0.0  56-59 MYSTERIOUS (347)          0  1 0
57-59*SHIMMERING STEEL (425)     0   1  0  0.0  57-54*EVIL SMURF HORDE 3 (563)  0  1 0
58/ 0*THE SEAGULL BOMB B (433)   0   1  0  0.0  58/ 0*THE SEAGULL BOMB B (433)  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

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #69 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Zukal:

     Ghenis watched the ship _Relentless_ ease out into the channel and brushed his
hands together.  It was bound for Niatoli to further certain interests of the dark
cult.  On it was Veleks, and Cousin Og, who would look after the small thief...one
way or another.  Which freed him to attend to other matters.
     First of those other matters was a meeting with Pelishtekan, the Ferencian who
was currently the 'chief priest' of the cult.  Ghenis scowled to hide his grimace of
disgust.  He didn't like the Ferencian.  In fact, he loathed the man.  But it wasn't
necessary to like him, not really.  As long as Pelishtekan did his job, nothing else
counted.
     And right now, the man's job was to explain what manner of creature, monster, or
whatever was hunting over the lands just north of Zukal.  And how the damned thing
could be fought and destroyed.  It was in the way of certain plans that he had made
for the benefit of the dark cult...and of himself, of course.  The dark power did not
expect his minions to work for nothing but the joy of it.
     Ghenis left the waterfront behind and wove his way through the twisted and
noisome alleys of one of Zukal's poorest districts.  The cult always had its centers
among the homes of the poor.  They were the ones who had something to gain from it,
and nothing to lose, from shaking up the old order, after all.  Ghenis smiled just a
little.  He liked shaking things up.
     The cult was headquartered in a tall narrow building squeezed between other tall
narrow buildings.  The cellar, which was dark and always damp and divided into tiny
rooms no more than six feet square, was used for...storage.  More or less.  The
ground floor, reached by going down half a dozen steps from street level, was the
shrine itself.  The level above that was where the main work of the cult was done,
the plotting and planning, the gathering of information, the good stuff.  Above that,
two floors of small rooms where members of the cult lived if they couldn't do better
for themselves.  And on the top floor, the pigeons that carried messages from points
as distant as Zuwayza and Murska in the north, Rocanis, Xochithlan, and even Tricorus
in the south.  Most people had no idea how far the cult reached.
     Which was another source of amusement to Ghenis.  The authorities here in Zukal,
the very heart of the cult, had no idea that it was anything more than a handful of
dissatisfied commoners meeting to worship some petty godling.  Ha!  If Bey Sekahos
knew how near he stood to the rim of disaster, how fast he was sliding down the slope
into hell--!  Even the Bandit Princes, who had a clearer understanding of their city,
didn't know that the cult was gaining power daily and would soon be ready to make its
move.  IF the monster north of the city could be dealt with.
     Ghenis pushed open the door and stepped toward Pelishtekan's office.

Near Malcorn:

     The finger of light slid across the surface of the tall stone and touched the
worn carvings, which leaped into sudden clarity.  The little clearing, which had been
empty except for Lord Malcorn and Tiljanz al Burgos, the young Karnhorn diplomat, was
suddenly full of shadows.  Or something.  Tiljanz could feel the weight of a dozen
minds thinking about him--calculating minds, hostile minds, hungry ones.  He held
himself still and quiet with difficulty.  This was Lord Malcorn's meeting; he himself
was just present as a witness.
     Words came out of the darkness, hollow as caves, clear as trumpets.  "Why are
you here, Malcorn?"
     "To demand that you enforce your side of the agreement we made, Dregur," the
lord of Malcorn replied.  If a great tree had spoken, its voice might have sounded
like that.
     "Our side?  What have we, the true and original lords of all the land between
the lakes, to 'enforce' at the command of an ephemeral like you?"
     "Do not play games with me.  A deal was made and sworn under just such a moon,
that the dregur would attack only those who entered this land at the command of the
Easterner Inzolas.  In return for this, you were released from the Silent Place."
     "And if we choose now to disregard that 'deal' you speak of?"  Idle inquiry.
     "The Silent Place is still there."
     "You think you could return us to that captivity?"  Scorn and amusement.  "You?"
     "If you do not keep your side of the agreement," now Malcorn's voice was like
iron, cold black iron, "I will return you to that captivity.  Me."  At that moment,
Tiljanz did not doubt that Blackie would do just that, whatever the cost to himself.
     "We did make an oath."  The voice was the same, but different.  A different
dregur speaking, Tiljanz thought.  "The oath is a binding already.  He could do it."
Warning, cool consideration.
     "Because a few of us have chosen to Hunt freely, as we used to?  Unfair!  This
land was OURS.  If we stretch out our hand to take it back, where is the injustice in
that?"  Passion.
     "The injustice is in the breaking of our oath.  The land itself will reject an
oathbreaker.  It has always been so."  Stern command.  "We must keep our part of the
bargain, or by our failure we release Lord Malcorn from his.  And he could then
return us to the Silent Place, if he is willing to pay the price."  A pause.  "And
you can see that he is so willing."
     Objection.  "Those who Hunt alone will not be called back to the kennel, even by
you."
     Unyielding command.  "Then I myself will lead a Hunt against them."

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #70 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Between Ibizond and Korga:

     The horseman started to turn away, but two of the hounds made a determined
attack on the three gladiators as they scrambled out of their sheltering tree.  Now,
the tree was a trap rather than a shelter.  Cadal was first out, hammering at the
nearest hound with his heavy blade.
     Aghatamar was just behind him, close enough to slash at the hound trying to take
him from the side.  The horseman turned back, just as the moon shone through a gap in
the clouds overhead.  Aghtamar sucked in her breath in shock.  There was a face, she
repeated that to herself as a litany against the unknown.  Two eyes--she shuddered
and wrenched her gaze away from them, feeling her blood turn to ice and her bones to
sand.  A beak of a nose, a hunting bird's beak.  Gash of a mouth, with an icy glitter
of fangs.
     Behind her, Zilla muttered a prayer to Sermina and struck two-handed at the
hound, awkwardly because she didn't want to look directly at it.  That hound was no
beast that ever curled up quietly before a fire or accepted a pat on the head for a
job well done.  Cadal lunged at his hound and came near to spitting it on his sword,
but the uncanny creature twisted away.  The horseman laughed, a sound which would
chill the strongest heart, and turned away again, riding up the road toward whatever
his, or its third hound had cornered.  Fist of Kjarran, most likely, but there was no
way to help him now.  They had their own problems.
     The hounds had a pattern of swirling in to attack and then out before they could
be struck in return, coordinating their efforts smoothly without needing their
master's guidance.  They must have done this many times before.  Aghtamar thought of
the other people dead along this road and knew they must have sustained just such an
attack:  the horn with its message of fear, then these uncanny beasts with their
teasing and toying, and finally the huntsman on his horse.  Not a good death.  If
there was such a thing as a 'good death'.
     While these thoughts were flitting through her mind, she kept her sword moving
as well.  The hounds seemed reluctant, maybe even totally unwilling, to close with
them, but they wouldn't leave them alone, either.  "The damned things are trying to
wear us down," she muttered.  And it might work.  She was already breathing hard, and
she could hear Zilla panting beside her.  She couldn't hear Cadal, but he was
farthest from her.
     "We've got to finish these," Cadal stated.  "Fist of Kjarran is going to need
our help."  A shuffle and lunge, a hound yelped and dodged back.  "Except they won't
stand--"
     "And if we just go to Fist, turn our backs on these hounds," Zilla growled,
"likely they'll jump on us from behind."
     "There must be SOME way we can kill or cripple these damned hounds!" Aghtamar
snapped.  "Anything that lives can be killed.  It's a natural law or something."
     "We're not going to find it tonight except by chance," Cadal said.  "And we have
to go help Fist.  If we all move together, back to back...."
     "Right!  Let's move," Aghtamar agreed.  "On the count of three?"
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     The hound that Fist of Kjarran had crippled was dragging itself down the road
toward its approaching master, whining pitifully.  If it had been a proper dog, the
gladiator might have regretted the injury.  As it was...serve the damned beast right.
     As the hound had appeared to grow when it charged him, so did the hunter.  What
might have been a big horse--if it was a horse at all--became huge, and its rider
dominated the sky.  He...it seemed to wear a crown of cold lights, or maybe there
were northern lights in the sky behind its head.  No, that wasn't north, that was
southeast.  Fist shook his own head to clear out the fantasies.  As the rider passed
the crippled hound, he cried out in a terrible voice, a word Fist didn't know and
didn't want to know.  An evil word, he was sure.  Maybe a spell, or a vow of
vengeance.  Not that it mattered!  He had the protection of Kjarran and Jayde.  He
raised his sword against the moon-colored blade that was swinging down out of the
stars above him.

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 476): GWEN RYDER of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): MIKE BELIEVE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 470): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 470): MURGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Spartacus?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 468): ASH of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 467): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): LUCKY LUCIEN of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 459): BUZZARD of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 456): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 454): WILD CARD HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 447): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 410): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): IPECAC of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 190): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 315): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 138): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 360): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 476): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 470): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 470): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 468): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 467): NATURE'S WRATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 459): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 456): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 454): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 447): COMIC MAYHEM (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 410): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 190): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 315): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 138): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 360): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): MIKE BELIEVE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
                           EQUALIZER of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
               (turn 475): LIBERTY BELLE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 469): INNERVISION of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): LUCKY LUCIEN of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          POLARIS of ASTRONOMY DOMINE (Razorback, mgr.)
                          RAPAX of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 458): MATSURI of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): DELWYNNDWN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               GILGAMESH of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 410): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): IPECAC of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                   (turn 202): THREEKARD of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 189): MR. HOOPER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 138): I.O.U. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 137): JUSTICE of PEACE MAKERS (Solomon, mgr.)
                            SCRAG'S LIZARD of DARK CIRCLE PETS II (Guardian, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ERINIKA this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
WAY TO GO! II is pushed out of top team by DHOOMZDEY, who came from 2nd with a 4-1-1 
this turn.  I understand that The Dripping Blade is buying the drinks for FOUND IN 
THE SAND tonight, to honor their rise to 14th after this turns 2-1-0.  Hmmm.  Now, 
what did these guys have for breakfast this morning?  FRIENDS has turned a 2-3-0 into 
23rd place from 48th.  Give me the recipe!  It doesn't rain, but it pours for DEMONIC 
this turn, a 1-4-0 causing a 20 flight drop in the team rankings.  Hand that team a 
dry towel.  The MAGIC MAYHEM guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in 
the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, 
OLYMPIC fought DUHNG B. TELL and gained 24 points and contributed to ROUTE 86's 
1-0-0.  DUHNG B. TELL has lost to OLYMPIC, falling 21 points, while helping make 
SATAN'S VOMIT a 2-3-0 turn.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, 
PIXIE BLIGHT has lost the title of Duelmaster.  And not without some honor, MONGOL 
HORDE now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of ERINIKA.  Can someone confirm 
a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The 
Dripping Blade 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.  I also notice that the HERE COME 
THE SCUM! stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ERINIKA, what are you 
afraid of?  And avoiding HERE COME THE SCUM! more than any other team we find SATAN'S 
VOMIT.  ERINIKA, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most 
challenged warrior this turn was WAY TO GO! II's warrior SACRIFICE.  More fighters 
challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  RED RUEPHIN, does 
your manager know you're challenging down 16 points to fight BURIED TREASURE from 
FOUND IN THE SAND?  It pains me to see warriors take advantage of the system like 
this.  RED RUEPHIN won victory over BURIED TREASURE, as if it surprises anyone.  
FRISIAN of PERFECTION QUEST II had better have a good reason for challenging down 12 
points in a challenge which he won.  I thought FRISIAN showed great skill and promise 
when he overcame ADAM ANT.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     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.  Had I not seen it, it would be hard 
to believe.  I.O.U. was sent to the Dark Arena and lived to tell about it!  Makes you 
think, no?  You gotta do what you gotta do.  THE WAR WIZARDS has sent ORACLE O'RYAN 
to the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, and toast the memory.  We'd like 
to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you 
are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in ERINIKA, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ERINIKA again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONGOL HORDE 4001            14   8  3   124       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUNGLASSES 3223              13   9  1   117       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PIXIE BLIGHT 4427            12  11  0   112       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
 GAI-JIN 4507                 17   8  0   107       RISING SUN (515)
-A BOMB IN A BULL 503         16   8  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
-ACHAIERAI 4783               16   9  0    98       BAATANAR'RITEZU VII (546)
-BASE ON BULLS 3101           16   6  2    97       THE BULLS (43)
-GILLES LE BRETON 1111        16  10  0    97       BLOOD OF KINGS (107)
 PRIZMATYK WAHL 4252          10   4  1    96       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
 CROSS CZECH 4008             11   8  1    94       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-PRINCE RAESENE 1115          14  12  2    93       BLOOD OF KINGS (107)
 ASPHYXIATE 3830              18   6  0    92       WAY TO GO! II (346)
-MANNAZ THORSSON 4269         12   9  1    92       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
 ANGLE 4333                   11   2  0    92       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
 WHAHL OF PHORSE 4248          9   5  1    92       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)
-TAL QUAZAR 1113              13  13  0    91       BLOOD OF KINGS (107)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BHAUM 4256               15   5  0    89       DHOOMZDEY (486)
 HANNIBAL 3498                16  14  1    88       WAY TO GO! II (346)
 KASENKO 4445                 13   6  1    88       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-ABSURD APPLE 2387            17  17  1    86       GARDEN GUMBIES (3)
 DHETHE 4258                  12   8  0    86       DHOOMZDEY (486)
-CALISTA 3244                  6   4  0    84       DAUGHTERS OF DARKNES (363)
 RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358      19  10  1    82       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 PERALTA TRAIL 3494            7   5  0    82       SUPERSTITION MTN. (388)
 KING RAT 4508                14  13  0    80       RISING SUN (515)
-CONUNDRUM 3100               10   4  0    79       MYSTERIOUS (347)
 F.U.B.A.R. 4196              10   5  1    77       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-GUNGNIR 4267                  9  11  0    76       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
 RED RUEPHIN 4443              9   3  0    75       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-SOCOTH BENOTH 4781           15   9  0    74       BAATANAR'RITEZU VII (546)
 YANKEE DOODLE 3605           14  13  0    73       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-HOPE 4295                     5   3  1    71       PEACE MAKERS (493)
-CONAN THE PILLOWMAN 768      14  22  0    70       FLAMING FIST (65)
-LOUEN LEONCOEUR 1112          9  17  0    69       BLOOD OF KINGS (107)
 PHETHER PHAHL 4251            9   5  1    68       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
 BLUE BLOOD 3657               8   6  0    68       BLACK & BLUE (412)
-HEILSTORM 4721               12   3  0    67       STORM TROOP (537)
-LIGHTNING 4723               10   7  1    67       STORM TROOP (537)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONSPIRACY THEORY 4423       10   5  1    66       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
 ATF 4535                      9   7  0    65       HERE COME THE SCUM! (517)
 A POCK O' LIPS 4254          10   6  0    64       DHOOMZDEY (486)
-SACHA 4422                    9  13  2    63       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
-BENSOZIA 4780                11   7  0    61       BAATANAR'RITEZU VII (546)
 DEA 4533                     10   6  0    61       HERE COME THE SCUM! (517)
 BULL FROG 4547                8   4  0    61       THE BULLS (43)
 DREAMS OF GREEN 3905         10   4  0    60       THINGS GEORGE DOES (183)
 UNDEADCOCKROACH 1422         11   5  1    59       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
 SCUMMED 2 DEATH 1410         11  10  0    59       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
 SAIONJI 4447                 10   5  0    59       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
 BULL MARKET 4124             11   4  1    57       THE BULLS (43)
-KAKAROTE 4412                 9   6  0    57       DARQUE FORCES VII (509)
 MIGHTY CUT-UP 317             5   5  0    57       PERFECTION QUEST (34)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MICHAEL ROELE 1114            9  17  0    56       BLOOD OF KINGS (107)
-DARKSEID 2350                 9   0  0    56       DARQUE FORCES (254)
 KNITTED AFGHAN 4123           8   8  3    56       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-CHARITY 4300                  9   8  0    53       PEACE MAKERS (493)
 LYTENING BOLT 4358            8   5  0    53       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
 TORTURES TOES 3906           11   3  0    52       THINGS GEORGE DOES (183)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VANISH 4633                   6   3  0    51       THE INANIMATES (514)
-FAITH 4297                    7   5  0    49       PEACE MAKERS (493)
 OLYMPIC 3681                  4   0  1    49       ROUTE 86 (417)
-EVE 3232                     11   9  0    48       THE BEGINNING (355)
-ABALACH-RE 4430               9  13  1    48       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
-BLIZZARD 4717                 6   8  1    48       STORM TROOP (537)
-BRUNHILDA 4268               11   6  2    47       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-BLIND BANANA 3487            10  10  1    47       GARDEN GUMBIES (3)
-GREAT ONE 3933                6   3  0    47       BAD BREAKS (444)
 LADDIE BUG 3851               8   8  0    46       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
 BURIED TREASURE 4264          8   6  0    46       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
 KANTRYP 4403                  7   6  0    45       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-MAGGUS 4468                   8   7  0    44       THE INANIMATES (514)
-NAPPA 4419                    5   0  1    44       DARQUE FORCES VII (509)
 SCRODS 4336                   5   4  0    44       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
-LIBERTY 4302                  8  10  1    43       PEACE MAKERS (493)
 WANSTEAD 3628                 6   6  0    43       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
 I.R.S. 4629                   5   5  0    43       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
 BOP 4538                     10   7  1    42       HERE COME THE SCUM! (517)
-GEBO GUNGNIRSON 4352          7   4  0    42       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-GREATER ONE 3935              6   4  0    42       BAD BREAKS (444)
-REMORHAZ 4698                 3   0  0    42       EASTERN HORDE VII (534)
-FORSETI ODINSON 4265         10  11  0    41       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-FRISBEE 3098                  8   8  0    40       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
 KARATIA 3624                  4   1  0    40       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
 FIENDS 4335                   7   2  0    37       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
-BLACK EYE 3654                4   8  1    37       BLACK & BLUE (412)
-SILHOUETTE 4464               4   6  0    37       THE INANIMATES (514)
-HELLO KITTY 4596              5   2  0    36       EASTERN HORDE (365)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUSIE 4399                    5   5  1    33       FEMME FATALE (507)
 F. D. A. 4801                 2   3  0    33       HERE COME THE SCUM! (517)
 BLACK BOOK 3658               3  11  0    32       BLACK & BLUE (412)
 BUFFET 4334                   3   6  0    32       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
 BESS TWESTURN 4869            3   2  0    32       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
 ARROGANT ORACLE 4630          3   6  0    32       THE WAR WIZARDS (440)
 BOARRING B. TELL 4876         4   2  0    31       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
-GOHON 4415                    4   3  0    30       DARQUE FORCES VII (509)
-DRAYSON 3363                  4   6  0    29       DARK FORCE RISING (377)
 FRISIAN 4635                  5   5  0    28       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-KING KAI 4420                 4   1  0    28       DARQUE FORCES VII (509)
-TRITE TROWEL 3604             5  11  1    27       GARDEN GUMBIES (3)
 DUHNG B. TELL 4877            4   2  1    27       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
-CHI CHI 4421                  3   1  1    27       DARQUE FORCES VII (509)
 PAIN MISTRESS 4582            3   1  0    27       DEMONIC (520)
 DIXIE CUP 4910                5   0  0    26       WAY TO GO! II (346)
 SUCKS DIRT 4044               5   3  0    26       THINGS GEORGE DOES (183)
-ELMER G 4584                  3   1  1    26       FALLEN ONES (522)
 P.D.Q. 4628                   3   8  0    25       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-DARQUE DISCIPLE 3422          3   0  0    25       DARQUE FORCES (254)
 MOE TELSYX 4442               6   6  0    24       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-SNEEZY SMURF 4940             2   0  0    24       EVIL SMURF HORDE 4 (564)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MILLENNIA 4601                3   4  1    23       DAUGHTERS OF DARKNES (363)
-THRAWN 3922                   3   1  0    23       DARK FORCE RISING (377)
-ARCHIE O'GARR 4627            3   2  0    23       THE BLACK ROSE (526)
 RACHEL 5004                   2   0  0    23       FRIENDS (573)
-KAT 4396                      6   4  0    22       FEMME FATALE (507)
 NANA KOOT 4713                4   2  0    22       DEMONIC (520)
-STRAHD 3424                   2   1  0    22       DARQUE FORCES (254)
 LAKE CREST 3673               2   1  0    22       ROUTE 71 (415)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINCH HITTER 4911             4   1  0    21       WAY TO GO! II (346)
 PESTI LYNTZ 4909              3   1  0    21       DHOOMZDEY (486)
-LUCIA 4726                    1   2  0    21       DAUGHTERS OF DARKNES (363)
-MERESIN 4587                  4   1  0    20       FALLEN ONES (522)
-IBLIS 4586                    3   3  0    20       FALLEN ONES (522)
-KINJIRU 4504                  3   3  0    19       RISING SUN (515)
 SACRIFICE 4999                2   1  0    19       WAY TO GO! II (346)
-TWITCHY SMURF 4930            2   0  0    19       EVIL SMURF HORDE 2 (562)
-DANCIN' SCARECROW 4466        4   6  0    18       THE INANIMATES (514)
 WIMPY WARLOCK 4809            3   5  0    18       THE WAR WIZARDS (440)
-CHARLES KRAVER 4193           2   0  0    18       DUEL MASTERS (477)
-PATIENCE 4292                 5   2  0    17       PEACE KEEPERS (492)
 BAEL 4567                     4   5  0    17       DEMONIC (520)
-MINNET 4448                   4   5  0    17       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-THE KEY 3718                  2   2  1    17       KIWI CONNECTION II (423)
 BEACH BUM 4522                1   2  0    17       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
 E.P.A. 4534                   3   3  0    16       HERE COME THE SCUM! (517)
-IAN 4245                      2   1  0    16       OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDER (484)
 SAUCED SEER 4984              1   2  0    16       THE WAR WIZARDS (440)
 SEVYN SINES 4922              2   2  1    15       DHOOMZDEY (486)
 POPS A CORK 4395              2   2  1    15       THINGS GEORGE DOES (183)
-HYDROGEN 4647                 1   6  0    15       THE BEGINNING (355)
 FURY 3923                     1   2  0    15       KILLER GUYS (442)
-KINDNESS 4291                 1   1  0    15       PEACE KEEPERS (492)
-FREEDOM 4274                  1   0  0    15       KINGS OF PEACE (489)
-WISDOM 4275                   1   0  1    14       KINGS OF PEACE (489)
-BANCHEE 4664                  1   0  0    14       OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDER (484)
-GENTLENESS 4293               1   1  0    14       PEACE KEEPERS (492)
-ATHENA 4872                   3   2  0    13       FEMME FATALE (507)
 ADAM ANT 4670                 2   7  0    13       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
-MORARTY'S MONKEY 4992         2   1  0    13       DARK CIRCLE PETS II (572)
 ANTAIA 4714                   1   3  0    13       DEMONIC (520)
-DELILAH 4981                  1   0  0    13       THE BLACK ROSE (526)
-RAHBAD 4585                   3   3  0    12       FALLEN ONES (522)
-ADAM 4648                     1   3  0    12       THE BEGINNING (355)
-SCRATCHIN' SUSIE 5009         1   0  0    12       FEMME FATALE (507)
-THE BIG BANG 4979             1   0  0    12       THE BEGINNING (355)
-NOAH 4978                     1   0  0    12       THE BEGINNING (355)
-SABER 4671                    2   4  1    11       THE BLACK ROSE (526)
-KAREL PROSEK 4712             2   3  0    10       FLAMING FIST (65)
 ROSS 5011                     1   0  0    10       FRIENDS (573)
 M.I.A. 4912                   2   3  0     9       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
 EKON O'LOGE 4878              1   5  0     9       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-SARIEL 4589                   2   2  0     8       FALLEN ONES (522)
 HELL WARDEN 4715              2   2  0     8       DEMONIC (520)
-SVAN 3361                     2   1  0     7       DARK FORCE RISING (377)
-ED SCHOONOVER 4194            2   1  0     7       DUEL MASTERS (477)
-TRUTH 4272                    1   2  0     7       KINGS OF PEACE (489)
-GENERAL SMURF 4938            2   0  0     6       EVIL SMURF HORDE 4 (564)
-TORVE 3364                    1   3  0     6       DARK FORCE RISING (377)
-RAGNA ROK 4624                1   2  0     5       THE BLACK ROSE (526)
-MOUNTAIN SLEW 4666            1   0  0     5       OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDER (484)
-FASCIST FREAK 4719            1   2  0     5       STORM TROOP (537)
-SPASTIC SMURF 4926            1   1  0     4       EVIL SMURF HORDE 1 (561)
-SCOTT CARROLL 4191            1   1  0     4       DUEL MASTERS (477)
-THE DEALER'S SHEEP 4993       1   1  0     4       DARK CIRCLE PETS II (572)
-DREADNAUGHT 3365              0   4  0     4       DARK FORCE RISING (377)
-TYPHOID MARY 2349             0   4  0     4       DARQUE FORCES (254)
 PHOEBE 5000                   0   2  0     3       FRIENDS (573)
 CAROLINA 3670                 0   3  0     3       ROUTE 84 (414)
-BUSHIDO 4501                  0   3  0     3       RISING SUN (515)
-LEGGY LINDA 5010              0   1  0     3       FEMME FATALE (507)
-REST IN PEACE 4290            0   2  0     2       PEACE KEEPERS (492)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOODNESS 4289                 0   2  0     2       PEACE KEEPERS (492)
-YEENOGHU 4779                 0   2  0     2       BAATANAR'RITEZU VII (546)
-PYRO SMURF 4937               0   2  0     2       EVIL SMURF HORDE 3 (563)
 MONICA 5003                   0   2  0     2       FRIENDS (573)
-NEON'S BULLDOG 4994           0   2  0     2       DARK CIRCLE PETS II (572)
-LOVE 4276                     0   2  0     2       KINGS OF PEACE (489)
-GRAZ'ZT 4778                  0   2  0     2       BAATANAR'RITEZU VII (546)
-CHRIS M. 4192                 0   1  0     1       DUEL MASTERS (477)
 JACQUE 3.142857 5013          0   1  0     1       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
-MARKUS 4190                   0   1  0     1       DUEL MASTERS (477)
-POMPOUS PLUM 5005             0   1  0     1       GARDEN GUMBIES (3)
-DUKE 4980                     0   1  0     1       THE BLACK ROSE (526)
-HOLINESS 4273                 0   1  0     1       KINGS OF PEACE (489)
-NEGATIVE 13 5008              0   1  0     1       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
-GREMLIN 4663                  0   1  0     1       OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDER (484)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ELAYA 24               0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          I.O.U. 450            139 NONE    
SCROD ENVY 4424       10  4 1 DARQUE FORCES VII 510 BOP 4538              137         
AYN THRAKS 4855        0  3 0 DHOOMZDEY 486         SUSIE 4399            135 REVENGED
SMAUGVILLE 4591        2  3 0 DRAKE'S TELEVISIO 497 BLACK EYE 3654        138         
GINSU GURU 869        14 18 4 FLAMING FIST 65       PRIZMATYK WAHL 4252   136         
TOMBSTONE 870         12 21 4 FLAMING FIST 65       F.U.B.A.R. 4196       138         
JOEY 5001              0  2 0 FRIENDS 573           SEVYN SINES 4922      139         
GILLIGAN 3834          0  1 0 THE SEAGULL BOMB  433 POPS A CORK 4395      139         
TINSEL 3734            0  1 0 SHIMMERING STEEL 425  ELMER G 4584          138         
ORACLE O'RYAN 3913     7  7 0 THE WAR WIZARDS 440   BRANGO 19             139 NONE    
KINKY CONJOURER 4983   1  2 0 THE WAR WIZARDS 440   FRELEN 21             139 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Assur -- I now have my own Mode -13.  I was also going to give him that name, but I
paid homage to you by just naming him Negative 13. -- Master Darque

Gaijin -- You are more than welcome to challenge me for a rematch.  Make it quick
though, because if all goes according to plan (and it NEVER does) I'll be out of here
in a few turns. -- Pixie Blight
P.S.  Not too gutsy of a challenge.  My numbers and skills are better looking than my
record, but my manager sucks!

Asmo -- Great run of the contest.  Wish I could have paid more attention (not that it
would have helped my record any), but I stayed as active as possible.  Was completely
fun, but it looks like I'm going to have to concede to the EPA and congratulate them
on a very decisive victory. -- Master Darque

Justice -- You definitely lie about your FE.  You graduated with 20 arena fights, and
had 7 FE from your Adepts tourney here, and another 5 FE from your Novices TV when
you were back in North Fork, so there's at least 32 FE, without counting any other
tourney appearances. -- Vrock's Secret Informer

Heathen -- Tips on getting your challenges through?  Respect your foes by not
downchallenging, and very few people will avoid you.  Then you can pick and choose
your challenges carefully.  News of too much of something of weak morals travels fast
by word of mouth and gets lots of avoids. -- Crip

Gilles Le Breton -- Beware of troops coming from the East. -- Mongol Horde

Angle -- ??? Is Drake a WWE fan? -- Yankee Doodle

Tombstone -- Seems like a fitting end to a career. -- F.U.B.A.R.

Laddie Bug -- Big Frog eats little bug for breakfast. -- Bull Frog, ribbit

Liberty -- A little more respectful, perhaps someone is learning something. -- Bull
Market

Lytening Bolt -- Blasted into oblivion. -- M.I.A.

Boarring B. Tell -- Avoided the wrong drake. -- P.D.Q.

Socoth Benoth -- You should have stayed in your home arena. -- Cross Czech

Tal Quazar -- You get the win, I get the invite.  Seems like --- I.O.U.

Erinika -- Thanks for letting I.O.U. graduate.  He's Crip's first to graduate without
ever fighting in a tournament.  He started in arena 27, back in the late 80's, then
went inactive for ages.  I don't have all his particulars, but numbers are 9(1)-
14(1)-11-14(1)-18(1)-9(1)-15(1). with AdEx Attack, AdEx Parry, and Expert in Decise.
Favourites are War Hammer (never tried), Moderate/Very Low Rhythm, Parry Tactic, and
Learns attack skills. He will be promptly retired. -- Crip

Hannibal -- Mmmmm, skills....  Mmmmmmm. -- Red Hot Chile Papa

Foreseti Odinson -- Perhaps you are over the hill. -- I.R.S.

Blind Banana -- You bruise too easily. -- Knitted Afghan

Fizban -- Mein Bruder!  We gave it a shot, Bro, and you were the highest scoring
manager of the War, but we fell a bit short.  Que sera sera, to North Fork! --
Heathen
P.S.  Did you receive my last letter?

EPA -- Congratulations of defending your city.  I'll be back soon to duel with you
all again. -- Heathen Hatebred, the Fascist

Dhethe -- Wot, no skills?  You're no fun! -- Gai-Jin

Whahl of Phorse -- A reckless challenge on my part and STUPID weapon selection.  Well
won! -- King Rat

Kinky Conjourer -- What?!  Downchallenging a 1 recognition pt warrior?!  Clearly I'm
not yours to -- Sacrifice

Sevyn Sines -- Wow...that loss *must* be a bad sign for your future! -- Dixie Cup

Wimpy Warlock -- Not a bad effort...not bad at all...unlucky. -- Pinch Hitter

Red Hot Chile Papa -- I feel a little violated...you scam me for a win and ALL those
skills??  No fair! -- Hannibal

Conspiracy Theory -- Go conspire elsewhere!! -- Asphyxiate

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

I.O.U. butchered ELAYA in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ORACLE O'RYAN was viciously butchered by BRANGO in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
KINKY CONJOURER was slain by FRELEN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
PRIZMATYK WAHL was defeated by SUNGLASSES in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
WHAHL OF PHORSE unbelievably bested PERALTA TRAIL in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
F.U.B.A.R. viciously subdued ATF in a 6 minute master's Challenge match.
SAIONJI was handily defeated by DHETHE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
RED RUEPHIN vanquished BURIED TREASURE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DEA was vanquished by ANGLE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
PHETHER PHAHL overcame SCUMMED 2 DEATH in a 5 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
LADDIE BUG was devastated by MIGHTY CUT-UP in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
I.R.S. was demolished by A POCK O' LIPS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
LYTENING BOLT handily defeated BESS TWESTURN in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
FRISIAN viciously subdued ADAM ANT in a 2 minute bloody Challenge bout.
SCRODS vanquished PESTI LYNTZ in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
BAEL was devastated by FIENDS in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
DIXIE CUP narrowly defeated E.P.A. in a tiresome 19 minute brutal Challenge match.
MONICA was overpowered by WIMPY WARLOCK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
RACHEL devastated FURY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SAUCED SEER defeated M.I.A. in a 5 minute novice's Challenge duel.
PHOEBE was beaten by SACRIFICE in a 6 minute beginner's Challenge fray.
HELL WARDEN was handily defeated by BEACH BUM in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
JOEY was savagely slain by SEVYN SINES in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
GAI-JIN savagely defeated CROSS CZECH in a popular 1 minute gory expert's fight.
MONGOL HORDE demolished BLUE BLOOD in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
KASENKO vanquished BULL FROG in a 2 minute one-sided fray.
RED HOT CHILE PAPA was viciously subdued by HANNIBAL in a 4 minute master's bout.
KING RAT savagely defeated YANKEE DOODLE in a 4 minute gruesome expert's fight.
THE BHAUM defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 1 minute match.
ASPHYXIATE outlasted DREAMS OF GREEN in a tiresome 35 minute brutal fight.
DUHNG B. TELL was overpowered by OLYMPIC in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
KNITTED AFGHAN slimly won victory over ARROGANT ORACLE in a popular 3 minute duel.
BULL MARKET outlasted F. D. A. in a crowd pleasing 7 minute match.
TORTURES TOES luckily beat BOP in a 5 minute gory fray.
VANISH demolished NANA KOOT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BUFFET was subdued by KARATIA in a popular 1 minute duel.
WANSTEAD was beaten by UNDEADCOCKROACH in a popular 3 minute duel.
KANTRYP handily defeated LAKE CREST in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MOE TELSYX slimly lost to SUCKS DIRT in a slow 34 minute match.
BLACK BOOK was luckily beaten by BOARRING B. TELL in a action packed 4 minute duel.
PAIN MISTRESS subdued EKON O'LOGE in a 2 minute gruesome conflict.
P.D.Q. overcame ANTAIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master vs. novice fight.
POPS A CORK easily killed GILLIGAN in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
PINCH HITTER overpowered CAROLINA in a popular 2 minute one-sided fight.
ROSS vanquished JACQUE 3.142857 in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     18         WALL OF STEEL     56 -  39 -  4      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         TOTAL PARRY      137 -  97 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         AIMED BLOW        53 -  51 -  1      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  18 -  1      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         LUNGING ATTACK   137 - 148 -  9      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     8         PARRY-LUNGE       52 -  58 -  2      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE      38 -  44 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         BASHING ATTACK    58 -  74 -  5      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK  100 - 128 -  2      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   37 -  58 -  2      39  |

Turn 139 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:

BASHING ATTACK     6 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  7         3  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY       10 -  8     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  7     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         5 -  5     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  4                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MONGOL HORDE 4001          14   8  3  124 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
BASHING ATTACK   SUNGLASSES 3223            13   9  1  117 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
LUNGING ATTACK   GAI-JIN 4507               17   8  0  107 RISING SUN (515)
WALL OF STEEL    PRIZMATYK WAHL 4252        10   4  1   96 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
PARRY-STRIKE     CROSS CZECH 4008           11   8  1   94 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
TOTAL PARRY      ASPHYXIATE 3830            18   6  0   92 WAY TO GO! II (346)
AIMED BLOW       ANGLE 4333                 11   2  0   92 DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
PARRY-LUNGE      HANNIBAL 3498              16  14  1   88 WAY TO GO! II (346)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KASENKO 4445               13   6  1   88 PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
STRIKING ATTACK  RED RUEPHIN 4443            9   3  0   75 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GAI-JIN 4507.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WANSTEAD 3628.  The ten other most popular fighters were F. D. A. 4801, PHETHER 
PHAHL 4251, HANNIBAL 3498, BLACK BOOK 3658, RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358, F.U.B.A.R. 4196, 
ATF 4535, SCUMMED 2 DEATH 1410, KNITTED AFGHAN 4123, and GAI-JIN 4507.

The least popular fighter this week was SUCKS DIRT 4044.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MOE TELSYX 4442, ASPHYXIATE 3830, DREAMS OF GREEN 3905, DIXIE CUP 4910, 
E.P.A. 4534, YANKEE DOODLE 3605, GILLIGAN 3834, LAKE CREST 3673, NANA KOOT 4713, and 
TORTURES TOES 3906.

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

SUNGLASSES (73-3223) FOUND IN THE SAND (299)

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

I.O.U. (73-450) ALPHABET SOUP (39)

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 18 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                          CAFFEINE JUNKIE (3-6110) ADDICTED 
                        CATFISH HUNTER (5-3315) PARTY ANIMALS 
                          MATTAHOOPLE (16-4203) GIFTED GODS 
                         SWEET JANE (53-6535) THE DARK TEMPLE 
                              LIL NOIR (62-3311) ENIGMA 
                         NARCISSISTIC NUN (69-8644) ODD SQUAD 
                             LEGION '8' (71-2369) D.O.A. 
                       RAW SEX APPEAL (82-1331) WHY WE LOVE TUM 
                         ZOMBIE STOMP (82-2617) NO MORE TEARS 
                        VIOLENT VOLE (82-4565) MAMMAL MILITIA 
                         LADY OF THE MOON (82-5481) HARM NONE 
                      KAMIKAZI GNAT (82-6073) DEADLY ATTACKS II 
                      THE 13TH WARRIOR (82-6346) STOOPID MOVIES 
                              SIRTON (82-9190) I AM SUCK 
                            DUNE (82-10414) 4-LETTER EPICS 
                           FLEM (82-12614) 4-LETTER FLUIDS 
                     GREENHOUSE EFFECT (82-12996) GLOBAL WARMING 
                         UGLY (82-14501) 4-LETTER DESCRIPTION 

                                          -- Green Eyes