DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/10/2004    Duedate: 03/08/2004

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-143

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KASENKO
PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
(73-4445) [16-6-1,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KASENKO                        IAN
PERFECTION QUEST II (513)      OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDER (484)
(73-4445) [16-6-1,121]         (73-4245) [3-1-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GAI-JIN                        MIGHTY CUT-UP
RISING SUN (515)               PERFECTION QUEST (34)
(73-4507) [18-8-0,111]         (73-317) [6-5-0,85]

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)   34
2. DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)    32      THE BULLS (43)
3. PERFECTION QUEST (34)       28      Unchartered Team
4. DRAKE'S LODGE (126)         14
5. WORLDWIDE GORE (36)         14OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDER (484)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*MUTANT'S R US (328)        4   0  1  100   1/ 1 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)        7  8 0
 2/ 3 THE BULLS (43)           138  70  8 66.3   2/ 2 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  6  0 0
 3/ 0 WAY TO GO! II (346)      107  63  6 62.9   3/ 4 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       4  6 1
 4- 6 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     12   8  0 60.0   4/ 3 FLAMING FIST (65)         4  9 0
 5/ 5 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)        52  38  3 57.8   5/ 7 SATAN'S VOMIT (127)       3  3 0
 6/ 0 RISING SUN (515)         114  84  5 57.6   6- 8*MUTANT'S R US (328)       2  0 0
 7- 7 MYSTERIOUS (347)         105  78  5 57.4   7- 6 THE BEGINNING (355)       2  1 0
 8- 8 DHOOMZDEY (486)           58  45  4 56.3   8/ 5 THE BULLS (43)            2  3 0
 9/12 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  50  41  3 54.9   9/ 0 WAY TO GO! II (346)       2  3 0
10/10 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      377 314 31 54.6  10/21 DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)  2  4 0
11/ 0 PERFECTION QUEST (34)      6   5  0 54.5  11/20 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       2  5 1
12/13 DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)  30  26  0 53.6  12-18*KILLER GUYS (442)         1  0 0
13/11 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       63  55  3 53.4  13/ 0*OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDE (484)  1  0 0
14-15*DOG SOLDIERS II (527)     16  15  0 51.6  14- 9 MYSTERIOUS (347)          1  0 0
15-16 DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)  57  62  6 47.9  15/ 0 PERFECTION QUEST (34)     1  0 0
16/18 SATAN'S VOMIT (127)       39  45  3 46.4  16/17 THE INANIMATES (514)      1  0 0
17/19 THE INANIMATES (514)     142 165 10 46.3  17-11 DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)  1  1 0
18-20 THE BEGINNING (355)      106 127  6 45.5  18-10 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     1  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/ 0*OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDE (484)   5   6  0 45.5  19/ 0 RISING SUN (515)          1  4 0
20/21 FLAMING FIST (65)        118 145 12 44.9  20-22 DHOOMZDEY (486)           0  1 0
21-22*KILLER GUYS (442)          2   3  0 40.0  21-24*DOG SOLDIERS II (527)     0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
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                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #76 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Various places in Zukal:

     "There are warriors coming.  Several of them from Free Blades, in fact," Kitala
the Bold, Lady Protector of Crysalis, reported.  She picked with most comfortable
chair in the Blue Moon guildhouse's common room with an unerring instinct and settled
into it.  "Maybe one or two from Crysalis, as well.  Me, anyway.  I'm getting bored
on the Isle."
     "When?" Jorja asked.  She didn't much like Kitala--they'd trained on the same
team in Lin Tirian years ago--but she could work with the woman.  Kitala had a
deserved reputation for getting things done.  Things no one else wanted to do, and by
Mantor's Shining Sword, dealing with Sekahos was not something Jorja wanted to do.
She hated politics.  "The sooner we get started, the sooner we'll be done with it."
     "Couple of weeks, probably," Kitala said after a moment's thought.  "These
things don't happen all at once.  People have to cancel their dental appointments,
sublet their apartments, find someone to walk their dogs, stuff like that.  Some of
'em even consult their managers!"  The Lubanese woman shook her head as at an
inexplicable marvel.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Ghenis crouched on a roof and looked down at soldiers marching through an alley.
They were some of Sekahos's men, heading for a brothel, not that it mattered.  Any
soldiers would do for this test.  When they were all in the alley and in his sight,
Ghenis clutched his talisman and muttered, "Stop these men, make them helpless to
prevent anything I would inflict on them in Your Name."  Then he held his breath,
waiting to see if the Dark God of the cult would answer his request.  If the Demongod
answered, then he would know that the cult was real, whatever fripperies Pelishtekan
dressed it in.  And if there was no answer....  The gladiator bared his teeth in a
silent snarl.  There was, somewhere, just such a Demongod.  He knew it.  And he would
find that Demongod and unleash it on the Ferencian and the others who would propose a
false cult, just for the money and power it gave them.  Let all false prophets
beware!
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     In the principal hall of Zukal's grandest palace, the man who was now calling
himself Prince Sekahos scowled at his advisors.  "It's outrageous!  Intolerable!
It--"
     "It has happened, even so, Prince," Amar Yayoi said.  He was the Prince's
battlemage and chief adviser.  "Some fool among the benighted heathen of this land
has let loose a tribe of Old Ones, dregur as they are called here, against us.  We
must re-bind--"
     "Why can't we get them on our side?" the Prince demanded.  "If these local
yokels bound them before, then the dregur must hate them even more than they hate us.
Why not form an alliance?"
     "A novel idea," the mage said slowly, "but I would recommend against it.  The
Old Ones are not noted for their willingness to accommodate to we who are the Younger
Peoples."  He watched closely as Sekahos considered this and felt a sinking in the
pit of his stomach.  His Prince was going to demand that the attempt be made.  It
could lead to the deepest disaster, and even if an alliance successfully forged, it
could not be depended upon.  The Old Ones were masters of that special treachery
which was produced by following agreements to the exact letter.
     Whatever Sekahos might have said next was swept aside by the entry of Vilardet,
the Prince's master of spies and assassins.  The dark-faced intriguer (he was half
Ferencian and half Kannar) sketched the formal sequences of bows and salutes and
plunged quickly into his report.  "The assassin sent against Kinnishan of Chimlevtal
failed, Prince.  Bad enough in itself, of course, but worse that it has alerted the
cursed Chimlevtans against further attempts."  What Vilardet did not say, but Yayoi
knew quite well, was that the spymaster had argued against that precipitate action.
But he was wise enough not to say "I told you so," not to THIS prince.
     "Kinnishan must die!" Sekahos shouted.  "He's a reactionary!  A cursed populist!
He is blocking my path of expansion, refusing to pay tribute, providing a base for my
enemies--"
     "All this is true," Yayoi said calmly, "but there are other ways to slay a tiger
than by charging it with a spear."
     "Let us set a trap for your enemy, Prince," Vilardet agreed.  "Let us lead him
to destroy himself, and not only himself but those who would ally with him against
you."
     "This would be a great coup," the mage urged, taking up the argument in his
turn.  "Not only would your immediate enemies be removed, but their purpose in
opposing you would be so discredited that others will hesitate to rise against in the
future."
     "And in the doing of it," Vilardet went on, "another danger might also be
reduced...if Kinnishan is brought to attack the Light of Barikala, for instance?"
     Even Sekahos hesitated over that suggestion.  Inzolas had dispatched men to take
Barikala early in the invasion.  They had succeeded, but soon afterward had ceased to
communicate.  Spies sent to that great island in the years since had never returned.
Ships passing too close to it had vanished without a trace.  No one knew what,
precisely, was happening there.  The only thing to be seen which might have a bearing
on the disappearances was a pillar of light, vast, brilliant, and unaccountable, that
rose from the center of the island.  What that pillar meant, was, or did was unknown.
"Would he be such a fool?" the Prince asked finally.
     The spymaster shrugged.  "It doesn't matter.  A situation can be contrived where
he has no CHOICE but to approach the Light.  That, or lose his throne and his allies,
which would serve our purposes well enough."
     There were several minutes of silence while all considered the possibilities.
"Do it," Sekahos said finally.

In and around Kurukar:

     He who was now known as the Black Kaliv stood behind the altar, waiting.  No
moon shone on Kurukar, nor had it since the Kaliv had come into his full power.  But
there was something in the sky which gave a blood-colored light.  The Kaliv said,
"Come."
     A woman walked toward him through the icy night.  She had been a gladiator once,
before the closing of Kurukar's arena.  She was not afraid of pain and death.  But
she was afraid now.  Terrified, not for her life but for her soul.  She would have
run screaming into the dark forest had the spell not bound her limbs to the Kaliv's
will.  She would not have survived such a flight, for the men--the CREATURES--who
served the Black Kaliv were behind her.  But it would have been a cleaner death.
     She reached the altar and stopped, staring across it and awaiting the next
command.
     "Disrobe."
     Fingers half numb with cold fumbled at the fibula holding the white cloth around
her.  Like a winding sheet, it was.  She willed her fingers to seize the clasp, to
drive the long fang of metal into her own flesh and end it all now.  Her fingers
dropped the fibula onto the cloth at her feet.
     She could sense the creatures close behind her.  They were foul things, even the
one who was human.  But she wished one of them--any one of them--would reach out and
take her life.  Now.  Before it was too late.
     "Lie on the altar," the Kaliv said.
     She did so.
     The four creatures came forward, and each of them seized one of her limbs,
holding her in place though she wasn't struggling.  The Kaliv raised a dagger over
her; it burned red in the light of the not-moon in the sky.  With a single word, he
released the spell that bound her limbs to his will.
     She screamed and fought.
     Until the dagger came down.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Kholzern, Commander of the East for the Black Kaliv, stepped aboard his
flagship.  He wore a form that was nearly human, but his sailors were not deceived.
They had seen Kholzern in the heat of battle, when he wasted no energy on such
disguises.  But he always won those battles, so they accepted his alien origin, even
when it made their blood run cold.  Not that they had a choice.  Those who had
protested serving under Commander Kholzern had...vanished.
     "North," Kholzern said, "then east through the canal to Aljafir Bay.  Aljafir
and Stormcrowe must be subdued so that we may secure out outlet into the Storm Sea."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Tashart, Commander of the West, was not at all human and made no effort to
disguise that fact.  He gestured with a tentacle to the helmsman of his flagship.
"South," his piping voice ordered.  "All shipping which does not bear the standard of
Jhuizkhal is to be destroyed.  Three ships to blockade the mouth of North Fork's
river, the rest to invest Veastian.  Not a ship shall move along this coast without
my leave."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 484): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 482): TILLOUISA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 478): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 478): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 475): TRAGIC TUESDAY of QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 237): IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 467): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 235): SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): JOHNNY B GOODE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 462): GRUDGEBRINGER of WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 455): IRON-HIDE of FERROUS MEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 212): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 343): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 142): PRIZMATYK WAHL of MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 368): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 484): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 482): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 478): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 478): DARK WARRIORS (Arcane's Den, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 475): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 237): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 467): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 235): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 462): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 455): STRONGHOLD (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 212): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): MY DAY (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 343): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 142): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 368): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 483): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 481): OCTAPUSSY of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 478): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
                            NEIGH! of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 477): ROWARDENN of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 466): MONTY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): JOHNNY B GOODE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 462): SQUEEZE CHEESE of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer
                                   Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                       (turn 461): OLD MAJOR of PIG BATTALION (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ERINIKA.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Who can explain it?  Not 
you, not me, not DRAKE'S TELEVISION's opponents, after watching them shoot up the 
ranks from 21st to 10th.  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too little dodging gave 
KIWI CONNECTION a 0-0-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  It seems so recently people 
were saying PERFECTION QUEST II was washed up, finished.  But 3-0-0 moved them up 0.  
I guess they're washed no more...  What's with MIGHTY CUT-UP?  He actually beat THE 
BULLS' BULL MARKET, and walked away with 28 more points from the fight.  Laughs were 
big at PERFECTION QUEST while they watched MIGHTY CUT-UP clobber BULL MARKET.  He 
lost 21 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Another fighter 
(KASENKO 16-6-1) challenged another Duelmaster (PRIZMATYK WAHL 13-5-1).  Life goes 
on.  I'm sure ERINIKA is excited about KASENKO, the new Duelmaster from PERFECTION 
QUEST II.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be 
nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses 
of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
ERINIKA thinks FLAMING FIST and their 118-145-12 is too much!  If at first you don't 
succeed, give up...  Management must be dealin', as the boys at DRAKE'S TELEVISION 
ain't reelin'!  FLAMING FIST's mad!  What do people see in CONAN THE PILLOWMAN?  His 
15-25-0?  FLAMING FIST ain't talkin', but he's got 70 points.   
     Warriors of ERINIKA unite.  You have only your games to lose!  So WAY TO GO! II 
sent DIXIE CUP to the Dark Arena.  Big deal.  Plenty more fighters where DIXIE CUP 
came from.  Dime a dozen...  Now, Spyreporters...  Some people in ERINIKA think WAY 
TO GO! II was too harsh when they sent PINCH HITTER (4-1-0) to the Dark Arena.  
Them's the breaks, I say.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many 
skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KASENKO 4445                 16   6  1   121       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONGOL HORDE 4001            14   8  3   124       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-CONUNDRUM 3100               12   4  0   112       MYSTERIOUS (347)
 GAI-JIN 4507                 18   8  0   111       RISING SUN (515)
 SAIONJI 4447                 13   5  0   103       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-A BOMB IN A BULL 503         16   8  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
 PRIZMATYK WAHL 4252          13   5  1   101       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-BASE ON BULLS 3101           16   6  2    97       THE BULLS (43)
 ASPHYXIATE 3830              19   6  0    94       WAY TO GO! II (346)
 HANNIBAL 3498                17  14  1    93       WAY TO GO! II (346)
-ANGLE 4333                   11   2  0    92       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358      20  12  1    90       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 CROSS CZECH 4008             12  11  1    89       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 YANKEE DOODLE 3605           16  15  0    87       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 MIGHTY CUT-UP 317             6   5  0    85       PERFECTION QUEST (34)
 PHETHER PHAHL 4251           11   7  1    81       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-DHETHE 4258                  12   9  0    80       DHOOMZDEY (486)
 KNITTED AFGHAN 4123          10   9  4    80       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-THE BHAUM 4256               15   6  0    78       DHOOMZDEY (486)
 KANTRYP 4403                 10   7  0    78       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
 RED RUEPHIN 4443             10   4  0    78       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
 WHAHL OF PHORSE 4248         10   8  1    77       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
 KING RAT 4508                14  14  0    76       RISING SUN (515)
-WANSTEAD 3628                 8   7  0    73       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
 CONAN THE PILLOWMAN 768      15  25  0    70       FLAMING FIST (65)
 BULL MARKET 4124             13   6  1    67       THE BULLS (43)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONSPIRACY THEORY 4423       10   5  1    66       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
 VANISH 4633                   8   3  0    64       THE INANIMATES (514)
-SACHA 4422                    9  13  2    63       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
 FIENDS 4335                   8   4  0    62       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
-LADDIE BUG 3851               9   9  0    61       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRISIAN 4635                  8   5  0    55       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-EVE 3232                     12  10  0    52       THE BEGINNING (355)
 BULL FROG 4547                9   6  0    49       THE BULLS (43)
-ABALACH-RE 4430               9  13  1    48       DARQUE FORCES VIII (510)
-3 LEGGED BOB 2943             2   0  0    48       MUTANT'S R US (328)
-MAGGUS 4468                   8   7  0    44       THE INANIMATES (514)
-A POCK O' LIPS 4254          10   7  0    43       DHOOMZDEY (486)
-KARATIA 3624                  4   1  0    40       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-SILHOUETTE 4464               4   6  0    37       THE INANIMATES (514)
 DUHNG B. TELL 4877            6   2  1    36       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
 SCRODS 4336                   5   7  0    36       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
-TZENORITZE 4652               3   4  0    36       DOG SOLDIERS II (527)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOARRING B. TELL 4876         4   4  0    33       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
 BESS TWESTURN 4869            3   4  0    29       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
 IAN 4245                      3   1  0    27       OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDER (484)
-TATADAHO 4650                 2   2  0    27       DOG SOLDIERS II (527)
-ADAM ANT 4670                 3   7  0    25       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHELTOWEE 4653                6   3  0    23       DOG SOLDIERS II (527)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YA SLO 4651                   2   1  0    23       DOG SOLDIERS II (527)
 KAREL PROSEK 4712             4   5  0    20       FLAMING FIST (65)
 JAEGER 5007                   2   2  0    19       FLAMING FIST (65)
 JACQUE 3.142857 5013          1   3  0    19       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
-DANCIN' SCARECROW 4466        4   6  0    18       THE INANIMATES (514)
-EKON O'LOGE 4878              2   5  1    18       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-MINNET 4448                   4   5  0    17       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-LET THERE BE LIGHT 3162       1   4  0    17       THE BEGINNING (355)
-HYDROGEN 4647                 1   6  0    15       THE BEGINNING (355)
-TIME 5020                     1   0  0    15       THE BEGINNING (355)
-BANCHEE 4664                  1   0  0    14       OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDER (484)
-SEVYN SINES 4922              2   3  1    13       DHOOMZDEY (486)
-ADAM 4648                     1   3  0    12       THE BEGINNING (355)
-CRAZY HORSE 4654              2   3  0     9       DOG SOLDIERS II (527)
 FENRIS 5019                   1   3  0     6       FLAMING FIST (65)
-MOUNTAIN SLEW 4666            1   0  0     5       OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDER (484)
 ROKTU MUDD 5023               0   2  0     2       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-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?
CALIBAN 5018           1  1 0 FLAMING FIST 65       EKON O'LOGE 4878      141         
JOEY 5001              0  2 0 FRIENDS 573           SEVYN SINES 4922      139 NOT REVE
LYTENING BOLT 4358     8  7 0 MAGIC MAYHEM 485      KNITTED AFGHAN 4123   141         
KINJIRU 4504           3  4 0 RISING SUN 515        KENDROL LIGHTFINGE 26 143 NONE    
BUSHIDO 4501           0  4 0 RISING SUN 515        ANODINE 27            143 NONE    
SHOGUN 4502            0  1 0 RISING SUN 515        ANODINE 27            143 NONE    
DIXIE CUP 4910         5  1 0 WAY TO GO! II 346     ELAYA 24              143 NONE    
PINCH HITTER 4911      4  2 0 WAY TO GO! II 346     LEN-KEVRALA 20        143 NONE    
SACRIFICE 4999         2  2 0 WAY TO GO! II 346     SNORL ONE-HAND 25     143 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Sorry I had to leave.  Man, ya wouldn't believe how crazy the past year has
been.  Yet, I'm back for some limited play.  Got a couple of warriors here worth
running and graduating.  The others, well, they'll sit till it's time to get new
ones. -- Baphomet, mgr. Dog Soldiers

All -- Well...looks like things have slowed down a bit.  But...I've got some warriors
here who could do well.  We'll see how it goes. -- Baphomet

3 Legged Bob -- No wonder I couldn't block those shots...3 legs and 13 arms! --
Sheltowee

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was

born.
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.
M A T R I X

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much
trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DIXIE CUP was butchered by ELAYA in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PINCH HITTER was viciously butchered by LEN-KEVRALA in a 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
KINJIRU was savagely slain by KENDROL LIGHTFINGER in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
SACRIFICE was dealt death by SNORL ONE-HAND in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
BUSHIDO was murdered by ANODINE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
SHOGUN was slaughtered by ANODINE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SAIONJI devastated PHETHER PHAHL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
KASENKO viciously subdued PRIZMATYK WAHL in a 7 minute expert's Challenge Title fight.
YANKEE DOODLE unbelievably bested KANTRYP in a 5 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
RED RUEPHIN overpowered CONAN THE PILLOWMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JACQUE 3.142857 handily defeated FENRIS in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ROKTU MUDD was savagely defeated by JAEGER in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge match.
GAI-JIN subdued CROSS CZECH in a 2 minute master's match.
ASPHYXIATE luckily beat KNITTED AFGHAN in a popular 4 minute master's conflict.
WHAHL OF PHORSE was savagely defeated by HANNIBAL in a 2 minute expert's struggle.
BULL MARKET was savagely defeated by MIGHTY CUT-UP in a 3 minute master's brawl.
KING RAT was savagely defeated by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 5 minute brutal match.
VANISH overpowered SCRODS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FIENDS handily defeated BULL FROG in a popular 1 minute mismatched competition.
FRISIAN defeated BOARRING B. TELL in a exciting 2 minute duel.
DUHNG B. TELL overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven fray.
KAREL PROSEK was overcome by IAN in a popular 2 minute contest.
BESS TWESTURN was subdued by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 1 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         TOTAL PARRY       82 -  59 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  25 -  2      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    85 -  80 -  6      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       31 -  30 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         AIMED BLOW        35 -  34 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      25 -  30 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    36 -  46 -  4      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   50 -  65 -  2      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  37 -  0      43  |

Turn 143 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  6         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KASENKO 4445               16   6  1  121 PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
LUNGING ATTACK   GAI-JIN 4507               18   8  0  111 RISING SUN (515)
WALL OF STEEL    PRIZMATYK WAHL 4252        13   5  1  101 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
TOTAL PARRY      ASPHYXIATE 3830            19   6  0   94 WAY TO GO! II (346)
PARRY-LUNGE      HANNIBAL 3498              17  14  1   93 WAY TO GO! II (346)
PARRY-STRIKE     CROSS CZECH 4008           12  11  1   89 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
STRIKING ATTACK  MIGHTY CUT-UP 317           6   5  0   85 PERFECTION QUEST (34)
BASHING ATTACK   KANTRYP 4403               10   7  0   78 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
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 MIGHTY CUT-UP 317.  The ten other most popular fighters were KASENKO 4445, 
KNITTED AFGHAN 4123, PRIZMATYK WAHL 4252, KANTRYP 4403, JAEGER 5007, FRISIAN 4635, 
KAREL PROSEK 4712, GAI-JIN 4507, HANNIBAL 3498, and FIENDS 4335.

The least popular fighter this week was BOARRING B. TELL 4876.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ASPHYXIATE 3830, ROKTU MUDD 5023, CONAN THE PILLOWMAN 768, 
PHETHER PHAHL 4251, SHOGUN 4502, BUSHIDO 4501, SCRODS 4336, VANISH 4633, WHAHL OF 
PHORSE 4248, and YANKEE DOODLE 3605.