DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/18/2003    Duedate: 12/15/2003

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-140

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PIXIE BLIGHT
DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
(73-4427) [13-11-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PIXIE BLIGHT                   LAKE CREST
DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)       ROUTE 71 (415)
(73-4427) [13-11-0,120]        (73-3673) [3-1-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CONAN THE PILLOWMAN            CONUNDRUM
FLAMING FIST (65)              MYSTERIOUS (347)
(73-768) [15-22-0,83]          (73-3100) [11-4-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MAGIC MAYHEM (485)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PERFECTION QUEST II (513)   36
2. FLAMING FIST (65)           35      THE BULLS (43)
3. WORLDWIDE GORE (36)         27      Unchartered Team
4. KIWI CONNECTION (406)       23
5. MYSTERIOUS (347)            22      ROUTE 71 (415)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ROUTE 86 (417)             4   0  1  100   1- 2 WAY TO GO! II (346)       9  1 0
 2/ 6*ROUTE 71 (415)             3   1  0 75.0   2/ 3 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)        9  6 0
 3/ 5 THE BULLS (43)           136  67  8 67.0   3/ 7 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       8  6 0
 4- 7 WAY TO GO! II (346)      105  60  6 63.6   4/ 1 DHOOMZDEY (486)           7  7 1
 5- 8 BAD BREAKS (444)          12   7  0 63.2   5/ 6 ALPHABET SOUP (39)        7  8 2
 6/16 SUPERSTITION MTN. (388)    8   5  0 61.5   6/15 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  6  3 0
 7/13 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     11   7  0 61.1   7/ 8 SATAN'S VOMIT (127)       6  7 0
 8/ 9 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)        45  30  3 60.0   8/ 5 DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)  6  7 0
 9-10*FALLEN ONES (522)         15  10  1 60.0   9- 4 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       5  5 0
10-14 RISING SUN (515)         113  80  5 58.5  10/21 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     4  1 0
11-15 DARQUE FORCES VII (509)   42  30  4 58.3  11/ 9 THE BULLS (43)            4  2 0
12/18 MYSTERIOUS (347)         104  78  5 57.1  12/14 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)   4  7 0
13-17*DARQUE FORCES (254)       16  12  0 57.1  13-18 THINGS GEORGE DOES (183)  3  1 1
14/12 DHOOMZDEY (486)           58  44  4 56.9  14-13 RISING SUN (515)          3  1 0
15/11 DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)  28  22  0 56.0  15-19 BLOOD OF KINGS (107)      3  2 0
16-21 THINGS GEORGE DOES (183) 114  93 12 55.1  16-12 PEACE MAKERS (493)        3  2 0
17-22 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       61  50  2 55.0  17/22 BLACK & BLUE (412)        3  3 1
18/20 BAATANAR'RITEZU VI (546)  51  42  1 54.8  18/48 FLAMING FIST (65)         3  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/23 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      373 308 30 54.8  19-17 THE WAR WIZARDS (440)     3  7 0
20-24 PEACE MAKERS (493)        45  40  4 52.9  20-23*FRIENDS (573)             3  7 0
21-25 GARDEN GUMBIES (3)       144 131 10 52.4  21-10 HERE COME THE SCUM (517)  3  7 0
22-27 HERE COME THE SCUM (517)  40  37  2 51.9  22-11 STORM TROOP (537)         2  0 0
23/26 ALPHABET SOUP (39)       126 117 10 51.9  23-25*ROUTE 86 (417)            2  0 0
24/29 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  44  41  3 51.8  24/29 SUPERSTITION MTN. (388)   2  1 0
25-28 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)       50  48  3 51.0  25/30 THE INANIMATES (514)      2  1 0
26-30 STORM TROOP (537)         34  34  2 50.0  26/20 DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)  2  2 0
27-31 PERFECTION QUEST (34)      5   5  0 50.0  27-32*FALLEN ONES (522)         2  3 1
28/36 DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)  56  61  6 47.9  28-16 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)       2  3 0
29-35 DEMONIC (520)             20  22  2 47.6  29-33 DEMONIC (520)             2  4 0
30-37 BLOOD OF KINGS (107)      61  69  2 46.9  30-39*KINGS OF PEACE (489)      1  0 0
31/34 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)   53  60  1 46.9  31-27*DARQUE FORCES (254)       1  0 0
32-39*PEACE KEEPERS (492)        7   8  0 46.7  32-41 DARQUE FORCES VII (509)   1  0 0
33/38 SATAN'S VOMIT (127)       36  42  3 46.2  33/52*ROUTE 71 (415)            1  1 0
34/41 THE INANIMATES (514)     141 165 10 46.1  34-44 PERFECTION QUEST (34)     1  1 0
35/43 FLAMING FIST (65)        114 136 12 45.6  35/56 MYSTERIOUS (347)          1  1 0
36-44 FEMME FATALE (507)        24  29  2 45.3  36/53*ROUTE 84 (414)            1  1 0
37/42 THE BEGINNING (355)      104 126  6 45.2  37/31 THE BEGINNING (355)       1  2 0
38/49 BLACK & BLUE (412)        16  25  1 39.0  38/43 BAATANAR'RITEZU VI (546)  1  2 0
39-47 THE WAR WIZARDS (440)     39  61  3 39.0  39-46 GARDEN GUMBIES (3)        1  3 0
40-50*KINGS OF PEACE (489)       3   5  1 37.5  40-47 FEMME FATALE (507)        1  4 0
41-54*FRIENDS (573)              3   7  0 30.0  41/50*KILLER GUYS (442)         0  3 0
42/52*KILLER GUYS (442)          1   3  0 25.0  42-45 BAD BREAKS (444)          0  1 0
43/55*ROUTE 84 (414)             1   3  0 25.0  43-54*SHIMMERING STEEL (425)    0  1 0
44-58*THE SEAGULL BOMB B (433)   0   1  0  0.0  44-40*PEACE KEEPERS (492)       0  1 0
45-57*SHIMMERING STEEL (425)     0   1  0  0.0  45-58*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

			                TW 2...this is the end

     And...THE WINNER IS..the EPA....
     Seriously folks, thanks a bunch to all those who participated and 'specially to
those who were in for all 13 turns!  Crip, the prize is on the way, (maybe even with
this turn) via RIS diplo.
     Oh, you want final standings?  OK....

EPA:  One thousand eight hundred and ninety nine points (thanks to the SIX honors on
      the last turn!).
Fascist Fed:  1407
Compruns:  1131
TAFKAMOTO:  894
Manics Depressed:  851
Vendetta Cartel:  582
Amalgamation:  517
Manic Union:  502
The ASS.:  491
The Company:  477  :-(
Indeps:  403

     Now, by Manager...and teams:
         (highest to lowest!)
+494 -- Fizban
     Dhoomzdey                 +294
     Magic Mayhem            +191
     War Wizards                 +6
+413 -- Spawn
     Way To Go! II                 +348
     Rising Sun                 +65
+383 -- Drake
     Satan's Vomit            +176
     Drakes' Lodge            +167
     Drake's T.V.                 +39
+345 -- Heathen
     Odin's Chosen            +249
     Storm Troop                 +96
+213 -- Crip
     Worldwide Gore            +153
     The Bulls                      +129
       Alphabet Soup            +30
     Things George Does          0
+308 -- Goat/Solomon
     Peace Makers            +234
     Weiss Macht                 +36
     Peace Bringers            +26
     Demonic                      +21
     Peace Keepers            +15
      Here Come The Scum  +5
     Kings of Peace            +4
     Duel Masters                  0
      Gnostik                         -11
     Fallen Ones                 -22
+197 -- The Mun
     Kiwi Connection            +62
     M*A*S*H                    +45
     Bad Breaks               +28
     Bed Time Buddies          +24
     Black & Blue               +22
     Family Tree               +8
     My First Words          NF
+149 -- Assurnasirbanipal
     Found In Sand            +149
+91 -- Mannequin
     Perfetion Quest            +55
     Perfection Quest II       +36
+88 -- Master Darque
     Darque Forces VIII       +82
     "                  "  VII       +9
     "                  "  0            +6
     "                  "  II            -9
+60 -- CFH
     Cowboys From Hell       +71
     C@rtel 4 Life                 -11
+52 -- Skullagrim
     Einherjar                      +61
     "        "  II                      -3
     "        " III                      -6
+44 Suiside
     Team Fried                 +44
+43 -- Angel
     Femme Fatale            +43
+34 -- Firehawk
     Blood of Kings                 +57
     Garden Gumbies          +26
     Flaming Fist               -49
+24 -- Huld
     Valkyries                    +24
+17 -- Blackwind
     Love Letters               +27
     Warlords                    +19
     Arabian Knights          +13
     Fraternal Greeks          +9
     Roman Legion               NF
     Four Letter Words          NF
     Duey, Skruem &Howe  NF
     Grouchy Golems          -10
     Forgotten Gods          -42
+16 -- Asmo Dius
     'ritezu V                    +29
     'ritezu                         +1
     'ritezu2                         NF
     'ritezu3                         -18
+7 -- Red Raven
     Hors de Combat          +7
     Cross 'Em                     NF
+4 -- Phat Phat
     Sretsamleud II                +4
     "               "  0               NF
NF -- Sungod
     Sadists F2F IV               NF
NF -- Darth Josh     
     Sith Lords                    NF
NF -- Dark Spirit
     Immortal Power          NF
-2 -- Apex     
     Nostalgia                    -2
-3 -- Staghorn               
     Frey's Faithful               -3
-9 -- Necron 99
     Quasi-legal Ops          -9
-20 -- Baphomet
     Dog Soldiers               +10
     Dog Soldiers III               -7
     "               "  II               -23
-32 -- Muscle Bum
     Assassini                     +2
     Outcasts                    NF
     The Corps                    -34
-51 -- 31 OP
     Acronemesis               -51
-62 -- Horus-one-eye
     Led Zeppelin               +29
     Bimbo Brigade 2           NF
     Bilbo's Buddies          -3
     Bimbo Brigade 5          -11
     X-men III                    -26
     Bimbo Brigade 4          -61
-66 -- Fahkry
     Serpent Society          -66
-94 -- Abraxis
     The Makers               -17
     Blood Lust                    -20
     Primal Power               -57

     Sorry, Heathen, I didn't keep track of each individual warrior, so can't tell
you which one scored the most overall.  I'd guess one off of...Way To Go! II--maybe
Asphyxiate?  Or one of Dhoomzdey's, or Odin's Chosen, or Peace Makers.  Those are the
5 high scoring teams.
     All, sorry I missed last turn's report...no excuse, just laziness.
     I'm looking forward to seeing most of you at TW3, to be held in North Fork, DM
47--possibly in January, most likely will start in February, maybe even March.  Get a
team there now to prep, so you can compete for the Honors and Stylemasters prizes!!!

                                        To the end,
                                             Bloody Sands!
                                                       Asmo, TCB

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #71 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Riztab:

     "There was something out there," Tillouisa whispered, squinting into the moonlit
distance.  "I SAW it moving across the water."
     "Somebody night-fishing in a rowboat," Song of Summer said in a normal voice.
"Everything isn't monsters, Til."
     "Ha!  That just shows how much YOU know."  Tillouisa abandoned her whisper and
scowled at her teammate triumphantly.  "I've SEEN monsters, Summer.  I know what I'm
talking about.  There are ALWAYS monsters around water--"
     "In the Shagornan Desert, maybe, but--"
     "Everywhere!  Water's tricky, Summer.  You can't TRUST it," the Rirorni woman
stated positively.
     Before Song of Summer could reply to that, a cry floated to them from the dark
lake.  Not a human cry, nor the call of any nightbird that either woman had heard
before.  There was a little of the wolf howling in it, but what wolf would be in the
middle of miles of water?  And even the howl of a wolf did not chill the blood quite
so effectively.
     After a moment, Song of Summer swallowed twice and said, "It might not be a
monster even so."  She didn't sound like she believed that.  "It might be...just some
strange creature out there."
     There was another cry from the lake, this time all too human, shrill with terror
and despair.  Splashes accompanied it.
     "I guess there was a night-fisherman out there, after all," Tillouisa noted.
     "You don't have to sound so cheerful about it!  That poor man probably died
horribly."
     "He would've heard the rumors of monsters same as we did," Tillouisa said,
shrugging.  "If he chose to risk the lake anyway, well, what did he expect?"  She
turned away from the waterfront.
     "I don't suppose there's anything we could do to help him?"
     "I don't suppose so.  He's probably dead by now.  Come on."  Tillouisa grabbed
her teammate's arm and started towing her back up the sloping street.
     "Where are we going?"
     "Around this block of buildings.  They're all collapsed, and we couldn't get
through them.  I want to check out the old records building now while the monster's
out on the lake."
     "Til!  You're INSANE!  We don't know there's only ONE monster."
     "We can find out, then."

Malcorn:

     "It looks like somebody laid a plate, or a shield, or, I dunno, a cartwheel or
something on the field," Blacklock said doubtfully.
     "If plates, shields, or cartwheels came twenty feet across, yes, it surely
does," Birdsong agreed.
     Blacklock moved to study the circle of flattened grain--which was to have been
cut today--from another angle.  Not that there was anything different to see.
Perfectly circular, perfectly flat.  "It'd be hard to cut grain that's been trampled
down like that, wouldn't it?"
     "Yeah, really hard--like impossible, and that's a lot of grain.  It isn't like
we've got so much to spare, you know."  Birdsong knelt and touched the smashed
stalks, drawing her hand back quickly.  "They're frozen!"
     "A twenty-foot cartwheel of ice?" Blacklock speculated doubtfully.  "Well,
anyway, it's too bad, but it happened.  What caused it, and what do we do about it?"
     "I don't know to both, but I think..." Birdsong stood and frowned at the ruined
grain.  "I think we tell Lord Malcorn."
     "Oh, SH-- uh, shoot!  You think he's been dabbling in magic and did this?"
     "Of course not!  Lord Malcorn isn't careless or destructive," Birdsong stated
positively.  "But he'll know what to do."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Lord Malcorn, Blackie in more informal situations, was staring at another circle
of smashed crops.  Hay, this time, and a couple of rabbits who had been so unlucky as
to be inside the circle when disaster fell.  He knew, in a general sense, what had
caused it--when he had loosed the Dregur from the Silent Place, other things had
escaped also.  From the Silent Place, and from other restraints elsewhere.  He didn't
know exactly which "other things" had caused this, but he was sure that the ultimate
blame attached to him.  That was the trouble with taking drastic measures to counter
drastic problems.  You never knew what secondary effects might occur.  Or what kind
of measures would be required to deal with the secondary problems, and what tertiary
problems might arise from THAT.  He could spend the rest of his life cleaning up
after the results of releasing the Dregur....  But then, he could have spent the rest
of his life cleaning up after the invaders, too.
     He sighed and turned to the farmer.  "Keep your livestock and your workers out
of the fields," he directed.  "There may be more of these, and it will require a
complicated bit of work to put a stop to it."

Warriors and managers of the Free Cities, your participation in these events is
invited.  An email to Livia@reality.com or a personal is all it takes. -- the Scribe

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #72 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Between Ibizond and Korga:

     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.
     "Kjarran and Jayde guide my hand!" Fist shouted, and then the blow fell against
his blade with enough force that it drove him to his knees.  The hunter's blade was
white as bone, his own turned red as life's blood, and warmth came into his hands
from his two-handed grip on it, and down his arms, to counter the icy air that
cloaked his opponent.  He was a little surprised to find himself still alive after
such a blow, more surprised still to find his blade unbroken.  Nothing but the direct
intervention of his god Kjarran and the god's Daughter Jayde could have preserved his
life, he was sure.  And the only proper way to show appreciation of that aid was to
get up and fight.  Which he would do.
     As the hunter's blade was withdrawn and raised for another blow, Fist lurched to
his feet.  The hunter was thundering more of his evil-sounding words, they seemed to
streak toward him like arrows, like an icy hail or the bitterest wind of winter, and
it was hard to stand against them, the coldness and the hate and the fury.
Impossible to stand against another powerful sword-stroke delivered in their wake.
Fist did the only thing he could think of and threw himself forward under the falling
blade, slashing at the horse's forelegs where it reared high, then at its belly as he
rolled under it and out into the road.
     The horse screamed as cold-gleaming coils emerged from its belly and came down
on all four feet, stumbled when one of its front legs wouldn't hold, and fell.  The
hunter leaped free, but the fallen horse was now between him and his prey.  Cold
light, colder than moonlight and without that clean purity, shivered around him.
     The intestines that had spilled from the horse writhed like snakes, or like an
animated snare, coils twisting toward Fist.  If they caught him, the gladiator
believed they would be like a snare and would hold him for the vengeance of the
hunter.  He edged backward, not taking his eyes off the hunter but wondering uneasily
what had become of the hounds.  The idea of one or two of those hell-hounds coming up
behind was enough to shake the steadiest nerves.
     As though in answer to his worry, one of the hounds howled pain behind him.
     "We've got your back," Cadal said.  At that moment, the barbarian's voice was
the sweetest sound Fist could imagine.
     "Serimna shield us all with her mercy!" Zilla added.
     There were several butchery whacks interspersed with screams, and Aghtamar
growled, "What does it take to kill the damned thing?"
     The knowledge that his friends were at his back, ready to stand and fight beside
him, was more warming than sunlight.
     "The hounds won't close with us on their own," Cadal reported from close behind
him.  "If we can take out the hunter, we may be home clear on this."
     "That won't be easy," Fist of Kjarran observed.  "These things can be hurt, but
damned if I know what will kill them."  He staggered as one foot was dragged out from
under him.  Someone caught his arm and kept him from falling while he looked down.
And swore.  A loop of the horse's intestines had wrapped itself around his ankle.  He
slashed downward to free his foot, then threw himself to the side just as the hunter
struck.  Blades rang together as one of his comrades parried the blow.  The hunter
spoke more of his unknown words that might be spells or cursing.  Or really cursing,
if it came to that, really laying a curse.
     Fist pushed himself to his feet again and faced his opponent grimly.  "Kjarran
and Jayde, this has got to STOP."  He raised his sword, noting that the blade had
gone red again, and advanced on the dark shape of the hunter.  The blade burned as
hot as the hunter was cold and made a sound like a deep-voiced bell very far away.
Fist felt a presence, a force, move through his body, and without willing it he
lunged forward, driving the bright-burning blade toward the hunter.  There was a
roaring around him, and he felt as though he'd been caught in a twist of wind, or an
earthquake, something natural and violent and beyond his control.  It was a relief to
faint.

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 478): SCHIZOPHRENIC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 476): CUNNING CALICO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 472): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 472): CRIMSON of PHOENIX (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 470): ASH of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 469): LADY DEATHSTRIKE of QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 234): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 461): BUZZARD of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 232): GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 458): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 456): WILD CARD HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 449): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 412): SILVER BELLE of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 209): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 204): 101 PROOF!! of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 191): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 337): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 317): MARTINE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 139): MONGOL HORDE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 362): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 478): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 476): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 472): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 472): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 470): none
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 469): NATURE'S WRATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 234): KESSEN (Iker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 461): none
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 232): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 458): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 456): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 449): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 412): KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 209): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 204): COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 191): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 337): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 317): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 139): DHOOMZDEY (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 362): MEOW MIX, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 478): SCHIZOPHRENIC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
                          GWEN RYDER of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 476): CUNNING CALICO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           CAT FANCY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           FASTER PUSSYCAT of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
                           PERSONAL BEJEEZUS of ESTIMATED PROPHETS (Chazz
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 469): INBRED FRED of SPECIAL ED (PTFT, 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  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): DELWYNNDWN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               GILGAMESH of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 458): LINDEN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 456): WILD CARD HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 449): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 411): HEMERA AHKISAR of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): IPECAC of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 204): BEAR KEEPER of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
                   (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 337): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 139): SUNGLASSES of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (turn 138): I.O.U. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     And I've been told, so ends the TWII.  Fitting to see the EPA on top at the end
of it all don't you think?  And what timing as well.  Assur finally graduates his
basher, but will he be staying around?  Spawn's getting fed up with his replacements,
and may head for greener pastures.  Personally, I'll be taking a hiatus for arena
play as well, though my teammates will be continuing on for a little while at least.
Things George Does will be shut down (they were just activated this last turn to be
here at the end of the TW), and Alphabet Soup may not be far behind, though the
recent replacement looks a lot like Punch Drunk in terms of raw numbers.
     Thanks to Asmo for keeping tabs on the TW.  It's tough to keep up on that when
your alliance has fallen out of contention.  Bravo Zulu to you.

Mongol Horde
Worldwide Gore
Two time Duelmaster of Erinika

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ERINIKA.  Too bad, DHOOMZDEY, but MAGIC 
MAYHEM was just too good to be stopped.  I couldn't believe it.  Did KIWI CONNECTION 
really go up by 11?  If only those guys didn't have so may missing teeth...  Gross!  
FLAMING FIST had like a really albendranius week!  Those hunks got a 3-2-0 and wound 
up as 18th team!  I couldn't believe it.  Did ROUTE 71 really go up by 19?  If only 
those guys didn't have so may missing teeth...  Gross!  MYSTERIOUS had like a really 
albendranius week!  Those hunks got a 1-0-0 and wound up as 35th team!  I couldn't 
believe it.  Did ROUTE 84 really go up by 17?  If only those guys didn't have so may 
missing teeth...  Gross!  What was the name of that team who got 3-0-0 this turn for 
a total 44-41-3 you ask?  (Sure)  PERFECTION QUEST II's their name, and fighting's 
their game!  MVP award for WANSTEAD?  KIWI CONNECTION's proud of him after beating A 
POCK O' LIPS and getting 23 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  A POCK O' LIPS' 
match with WANSTEAD cost him a loss of 21 points!  What a putz!  MONGOL HORDE fights 
so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses the title.  No one said it 
was a genius...  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  
Oh well, welcome PIXIE BLIGHT.  Aren't DARQUE FORCES VIII proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear 
the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic 
fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  HERE COME THE SCUM! was the most avoided team.  Is a 40-37-2 record 
really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are DRAKE'S TELEVISION?  HERE COME 
THE SCUM!, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an 
invitation!  Like, is F.U.B.A.R. popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all 
of ERINIKA!  He's got a 10-6-1, is that good?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ERINIKA ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  How cruel!  FOUND IN THE SAND heartlessly sent his to 
SUNGLASSES certain fate in the Dark Arena.  Is a 13-9-1 bad or something?  Like was 
that some Bloodfeud, or what?  (CONAN THE PILLOWMAN vs. F.U.B.A.R., that is.) Enough 
already!  All I've heard lately is "Will DARQUE FORCES VIII Bloodfeud BOP of HERE 
COME THE SCUM! to revenge SCROD ENVY's death?"  I mean, who cares?  Fight, fight, 
fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  ERINIKA is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIXIE BLIGHT 4427            13  11  0   120       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONGOL HORDE 4001            14   8  3   124       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-GAI-JIN 4507                 17   8  0   107       RISING SUN (515)
 PRIZMATYK WAHL 4252          11   4  1   103       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-A BOMB IN A BULL 503         16   8  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
 CONUNDRUM 3100               11   4  0   101       MYSTERIOUS (347)
 KASENKO 4445                 14   6  1   100       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-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)
-PRINCE RAESENE 1115          14  12  2    93       BLOOD OF KINGS (107)
 CROSS CZECH 4008             11   9  1    93       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-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)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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                  
 YANKEE DOODLE 3605           15  13  0    90       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-HANNIBAL 3498                16  14  1    88       WAY TO GO! II (346)
-ABSURD APPLE 2387            17  17  1    86       GARDEN GUMBIES (3)
 PERALTA TRAIL 3494            8   5  0    86       SUPERSTITION MTN. (388)
 RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358      19  11  1    85       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 CONAN THE PILLOWMAN 768      15  22  0    83       FLAMING FIST (65)
-KING RAT 4508                14  13  0    80       RISING SUN (515)
 DHETHE 4258                  12   9  0    80       DHOOMZDEY (486)
 BLUE BLOOD 3657               9   6  0    79       BLACK & BLUE (412)
 THE BHAUM 4256               15   6  0    78       DHOOMZDEY (486)
 WHAHL OF PHORSE 4248          9   6  1    77       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-GUNGNIR 4267                  9  11  0    76       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-RED RUEPHIN 4443              9   3  0    75       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
 BULL MARKET 4124             12   4  1    74       THE BULLS (43)
-HOPE 4295                     5   3  1    71       PEACE MAKERS (493)
 SAIONJI 4447                 11   5  0    70       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
 SOCOTH BENOTH 4781           15  10  0    69       BAATANAR'RITEZU VII (546)
-LOUEN LEONCOEUR 1112          9  17  0    69       BLOOD OF KINGS (107)
 F.U.B.A.R. 4196              10   6  1    68       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
 PHETHER PHAHL 4251            9   6  1    68       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-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)
 WANSTEAD 3628                 7   6  0    66       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-ATF 4535                      9   7  0    65       HERE COME THE SCUM! (517)
 KNITTED AFGHAN 4123           9   8  3    64       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-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)
 UNDEADCOCKROACH 1422         11   6  1    60       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
-DREAMS OF GREEN 3905         10   4  0    60       THINGS GEORGE DOES (183)
 VANISH 4633                   7   3  0    60       THE INANIMATES (514)
-SCUMMED 2 DEATH 1410         11  10  0    59       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-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)
 KANTRYP 4403                  8   6  0    54       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
 BULL FROG 4547                8   5  0    54       THE BULLS (43)
-CHARITY 4300                  9   8  0    53       PEACE MAKERS (493)
 LADDIE BUG 3851               8   9  0    53       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
 EVE 3232                     12   9  0    52       THE BEGINNING (355)
-TORTURES TOES 3906           11   3  0    52       THINGS GEORGE DOES (183)
 BURIED TREASURE 4264          9   6  0    51       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
-FAITH 4297                    7   5  0    49       PEACE MAKERS (493)
-OLYMPIC 3681                  4   0  1    49       ROUTE 86 (417)
-ABALACH-RE 4430               9  13  1    48       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
 LYTENING BOLT 4358            8   6  0    48       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-BLIZZARD 4717                 6   8  1    48       STORM TROOP (537)
 P.D.Q. 4628                   4   8  0    48       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-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)
-MAGGUS 4468                   8   7  0    44       THE INANIMATES (514)
-NAPPA 4419                    5   0  1    44       DARQUE FORCES VII (509)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A POCK O' LIPS 4254          10   7  0    43       DHOOMZDEY (486)
-LIBERTY 4302                  8  10  1    43       PEACE MAKERS (493)
-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)
-FORSETI ODINSON 4265         10  11  0    41       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
 FRISIAN 4635                  6   5  0    41       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
 SCRODS 4336                   5   5  0    41       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
 FIENDS 4335                   7   3  0    40       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
-KARATIA 3624                  4   1  0    40       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
 FRISBEE 3098                  8   9  0    39       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
-BLACK EYE 3654                4   8  1    37       BLACK & BLUE (412)
-SILHOUETTE 4464               4   6  0    37       THE INANIMATES (514)
 I.R.S. 4629                   5   6  0    35       ALPHABET SOUP (39)

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)
-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)
-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)
 ADAM ANT 4670                 3   7  0    25       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
 KAREL PROSEK 4712             3   3  0    25       FLAMING FIST (65)
-DARQUE DISCIPLE 3422          3   0  0    25       DARQUE FORCES (254)
 LAKE CREST 3673               3   1  0    25       ROUTE 71 (415)
-MOE TELSYX 4442               6   6  0    24       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
-PINCH HITTER 4911             4   1  0    21       WAY TO GO! II (346)
-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)
-DANCIN' SCARECROW 4466        4   6  0    18       THE INANIMATES (514)
-WIMPY WARLOCK 4809            3   5  0    18       THE WAR WIZARDS (440)
-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)
 M.I.A. 4912                   3   3  0    17       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-E.P.A. 4534                   3   3  0    16       HERE COME THE SCUM! (517)
 FURY 3923                     1   3  0    16       KILLER GUYS (442)
-SAUCED SEER 4984              1   2  0    16       THE WAR WIZARDS (440)
-POPS A CORK 4395              2   2  1    15       THINGS GEORGE DOES (183)
-HYDROGEN 4647                 1   6  0    15       THE BEGINNING (355)
-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)
-GENTLENESS 4293               1   1  0    14       PEACE KEEPERS (492)
-ATHENA 4872                   3   2  0    13       FEMME FATALE (507)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEVYN SINES 4922              2   3  1    13       DHOOMZDEY (486)
-ANTAIA 4714                   1   3  0    13       DEMONIC (520)
-RAHBAD 4585                   3   3  0    12       FALLEN ONES (522)
 CAROLINA 3670                 1   3  0    12       ROUTE 84 (414)
-SCRATCHIN' SUSIE 5009         1   0  0    12       FEMME FATALE (507)
-ADAM 4648                     1   3  0    12       THE BEGINNING (355)
-ROSS 5011                     1   0  0    10       FRIENDS (573)
-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)
 JACQUE 3.142857 5013          0   2  0     8       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
-TRUTH 4272                    1   2  0     7       KINGS OF PEACE (489)
 BEACH BUM 4522                1   3  0     6       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
 CALIBAN 5018                  1   0  0     5       FLAMING FIST (65)
-FASCIST FREAK 4719            1   2  0     5       STORM TROOP (537)
-TYPHOID MARY 2349             0   4  0     4       DARQUE FORCES (254)
-PHOEBE 5000                   0   2  0     3       FRIENDS (573)
-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)
-GOODNESS 4289                 0   2  0     2       PEACE KEEPERS (492)
-YEENOGHU 4779                 0   2  0     2       BAATANAR'RITEZU VII (546)
-MONICA 5003                   0   2  0     2       FRIENDS (573)
-GRAZ'ZT 4778                  0   2  0     2       BAATANAR'RITEZU VII (546)
-LOVE 4276                     0   2  0     2       KINGS OF PEACE (489)
 FENRIS 5019                   0   1  0     1       FLAMING FIST (65)
-POMPOUS PLUM 5005             0   1  0     1       GARDEN GUMBIES (3)
 JAEGER 5007                   0   1  0     1       FLAMING FIST (65)
-HOLINESS 4273                 0   1  0     1       KINGS OF PEACE (489)
 F.B.I. 5016                   0   1  0     1       ALPHABET SOUP (39)
-NEGATIVE 13 5008              0   1  0     1       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NOAH 4978              1  1 0 THE BEGINNING 355     ELAYA 24              140 NONE    
THE BIG BANG 4979      1  1 0 THE BEGINNING 355     ELAYA 24              140 NONE    
SCROD ENVY 4424       10  4 1 DARQUE FORCES VII 510 BOP 4538              137         
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 NOT REVE
TOMBSTONE 870         12 21 4 FLAMING FIST 65       F.U.B.A.R. 4196       138 JUST REV
SUNGLASSES 3223       13 10 1 FOUND IN THE SAND 299 RINTHALAR THE GREY 23 140 NONE    
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         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hannibal -- Obviously gaining skills does not guarantee improved performance. -- Red
Hot Chile Papa

ATF -- Your acronym is unknown to me. -- F.U.B.A.R.

A Pock O'Lops -- Not what I was expecting, but that could just be the experience edge
talking. -- I.R.S.

Sauced Seer -- Now I'm the one with a hangover. -- M.I.A.

Gai-Jin -- You had 2 political points on turn 132.  I assume you are about ready to
go now.  At least you look ready after beating me up. -- Cross Czech

Blue Blood -- Thanks for the title, but with the turf war over, I get to rest now. --
Mongol Horde

Kasenko -- Looking fine, cleaning up like a snake in the swamp. -- Bull Frog

King Rat -- Oh what to do.  If it weren't for the TW, I would have solved that
problem long ago. -- Yankee Doodle

Asphyxiate -- My lungs finally gave out and put me to sleep. -- Dreams of Green

Bop -- Don't use a nerf weapon next time.  You may actually be able to inflict some
pain. -- Tortures Toes

Arrogant Oracle -- Good duel, one step forward, two steps back, but no consistent
rhythm.  You'll have to get someone to sort you out with that. -- Knitted Afghan

F.D.A. -- You were smoking something if you thought you could stop my momentum. --
Bull Market

Moe Telsyx -- Look what the cat dragged in. -- Sucks Dirt

Antaia -- I am most puzzled by your combination of vowels. -- P.D.Q.

Gilligan -- May you live on in syndication. -- Pops a Cork

Goat -- Yeah, lie about FE *AND* it being a second challenge!  I've never known
anyone to use a TV challenge for their second! -- Ghost of Vrock still crying about
the in'Justice' of killing on a major Pt/FE/TV/DC

Yankee Doodle -- I take it you're not familiar with Joss Whedon's line of shows. --
Angle

Bull Frog -- Yeah, well, imagine my surprise at discovering you had horns. -- Laddie
Bug (who'd never heard of an amphibious bovine before)

P.D.Q. -- The boss says, "Quack". -- Boarring B. Tell

Buried Treasure -- THHHPPPBBBTTTTT!!!!!! -- Red Ruephin

DEA -- Just what were you expecting, anyway? -- Angle

Phether Phal -- You know, being knocked over by a feather doesn't quite have the same
meaning when it's been tied to a brick. -- S2D

Mighty Cut-up -- The worst part was the lemon juice. -- Laddie Bug

Lytening Bolt -- Ah, good, I didn't want to be ranked that high anyway. -- Bess

Frisian -- More people for Drake's list. -- Adam Ant

Pesti Lyntz -- Glad I brought the bug spray. -- Scrods

Bael -- Hah!  My hell's tougher than your hell! -- Fiends

Olympic -- I give you a 6.2. -- Duhng

Karatia -- Had it not been for the contest, I'd have been retired a long time ago.
It's not easy being -9 from mode. -- Buffet

Wanstead -- I am not a nail. -- Undeadcockroach

Sucks Dirt -- I've been hoovered. -- Moe Telsyx

Black Book -- My name better not be in there. -- Boarring B. Tell

Pain Mistress -- The really scary part is that I liked it. -- Ekon

Ross -- I thought you used those things to play pool. -- Jaques Pi

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your
team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SUNGLASSES was butchered by RINTHALAR THE GREY in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NOAH was slaughtered by ELAYA in a action packed 1 minute brutal Dark Arena battle.
THE BIG BANG was narrowly killed by ELAYA in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
CONAN THE PILLOWMAN slimly won victory over F.U.B.A.R. in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
PRIZMATYK WAHL subdued CROSS CZECH in a 1 minute master's Challenge competition.
DHETHE was overpowered by KASENKO in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
CONUNDRUM devastated WHAHL OF PHORSE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
BULL FROG was vanquished by BLUE BLOOD in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SAIONJI won victory over UNDEADCOCKROACH in a popular 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
SCRODS was beaten by BURIED TREASURE in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
I.R.S. was overpowered by KANTRYP in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
VANISH subdued LYTENING BOLT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.
KAREL PROSEK devastated BEACH BUM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
ADAM ANT devastated FURY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
PIXIE BLIGHT savagely defeated RED HOT CHILE PAPA in a 2 minute veteran's Title duel.
SOCOTH BENOTH was unbelievably bested by BULL MARKET in a 2 minute master's bout.
THE BHAUM was outwaited by YANKEE DOODLE in a 7 minute veteran's fight.
PERALTA TRAIL subdued PHETHER PHAHL in a exciting 1 minute brutal bout.
A POCK O' LIPS was overpowered by WANSTEAD in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
LADDIE BUG was devastated by KNITTED AFGHAN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
EVE subdued FRISBEE in a 3 minute bout.
FIENDS was overcome by FRISIAN in a 1 minute duel.
P.D.Q. handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
M.I.A. overpowered JACQUE 3.142857 in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LAKE CREST beat SEVYN SINES in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
CAROLINA overpowered JAEGER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
F.B.I. lost to CALIBAN in a 1 minute beginner's bout.
FENRIS was overcome by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         TOTAL PARRY      128 -  84 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     49 -  37 -  3      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        51 -  44 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK   128 - 129 -  7      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  19 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       46 -  56 -  2      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   88 - 110 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    53 -  69 -  4      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   38 -  50 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE      32 -  43 -  2      43  |

Turn 140 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PIXIE BLIGHT 4427          13  11  0  120 DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
WALL OF STEEL    PRIZMATYK WAHL 4252        11   4  1  103 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
STRIKING ATTACK  CONUNDRUM 3100             11   4  0  101 MYSTERIOUS (347)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KASENKO 4445               14   6  1  100 PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
PARRY-STRIKE     CROSS CZECH 4008           11   9  1   93 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
TOTAL PARRY      YANKEE DOODLE 3605         15  13  0   90 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
SLASHING ATTACK  PERALTA TRAIL 3494          8   5  0   86 SUPERSTITION MTN. (388)
BASHING ATTACK   WANSTEAD 3628               7   6  0   66 KIWI CONNECTION (406)
PARRY-LUNGE      EVE 3232                   12   9  0   52 THE BEGINNING (355)
AIMED BLOW       BURIED TREASURE 4264        9   6  0   51 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CONAN THE PILLOWMAN 768.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was CONUNDRUM 3100.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOCOTH BENOTH 
4781, SAIONJI 4447, PIXIE BLIGHT 4427, BLUE BLOOD 3657, THE BHAUM 4256, PERALTA TRAIL 
3494, DHETHE 4258, VANISH 4633, KNITTED AFGHAN 4123, and EVE 3232.

The least popular fighter this week was YANKEE DOODLE 3605.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were F.B.I. 5016, JAEGER 5007, SEVYN SINES 4922, JACQUE 3.142857 
5013, A POCK O' LIPS 4254, PHETHER PHAHL 4251, BEACH BUM 4522, I.R.S. 4629, SCRODS 
4336, and FENRIS 5019.

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

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

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff