DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/26/2003    Duedate: 07/09/2003

DAIYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-266

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MICKEY HATCHER
1988 DODGERS (435)
(74-3356) [11-3-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOM RIDDLE                     DELKEN
SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)          BROKEN SPIRITS II (484)
(74-3501) [11-2-0,119]         (74-3753) [1-0-0,10]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SYR-DAVAN                      PUTZ
SAND DANCERS (251)             WIMPS OF CARNAGE (423)
(74-3053) [16-19-2,69]         (74-3116) [6-8-0,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADZ (430)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADZ (430)            78
2. LUROCIANS XI (462)          44      SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
3. STYLISTS (422)              35      Unchartered Team
4. BROKEN SPIRITS II (484)     26
5. CAT FIGHT (439)             25      BROKEN SPIRITS II (484)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     49  19  3 72.1   1/ 1 DARK TOADZ (430)         14  1 0
 2/ 2 LAME ALLIANCES (455)       9   4  1 69.2   2/ 2 KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)   9  4 0
 3/ 3 1988 DODGERS (435)        44  27  1 62.0   3/ 3 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     9  5 1
 4/ 6 DARK TOADZ (430)          43  27  0 61.4   4/ 6 WICKED DESTINY (440)      9  6 1
 5/ 0*BROKEN SPIRITS II (484)    3   2  0 60.0   5/ 8 1988 DODGERS (435)        9  6 0
 6- 5 CORPS (346)              317 214 16 59.7   6/ 5 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       9  6 0
 7/ 4 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       43  30  2 58.9   7/15 LUROCIANS XI (462)        7  7 1
 8/ 7 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)  37  28  1 56.9   8/21 STYLISTS (422)            7  7 0
 9/ 8 KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)   35  27  1 56.5   9/ 9 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)  7  7 0
10- 9 GURTARG'S AXES (447)      38  33  4 53.5  10/10 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     7  8 0
11/10 WICKED DESTINY (440)      38  33  3 53.5  11/12 EINHERJAR IV (454)        7  8 0
12-11 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      41  37  3 52.6  12/ 4 NOPE (460)                7  8 0
13/18 STYLISTS (422)            37  35  1 51.4  13/20 CAT FIGHT (439)           7  8 0
14/14 WENSINWASIN SYNDIC (418)  36  35  6 50.7  14/11 STDS (450)                7  8 0
15/12 EINHERJAR IV (454)        36  35  4 50.7  15/ 7 THE DREIHDENS (433)       6  9 0
16/16 STDS (450)                36  35  1 50.7  16/14 PARTY GEEKS (431)         5  7 1
17/13 CRIMSON EAGLES (389)      29  30  3 49.2  17/23 KNOCKAROUND KNIGHT (452)  5  9 1
18/20 SAND DANCERS (251)       596 642 27 48.1  18/17 SPRINGFIELD USA (425)     5 10 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/15 THE DREIHDENS (433)       35  38  1 47.9  19/24*GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  4  0 0
20/17 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)   10  11  1 47.6  20/27 WENSINWASIN SYNDIC (418)  4  1 1
21/21 PARTY GEEKS (431)         26  30  2 46.4  21/22 VUELTA PELETON (421)      4 11 0
22/19 NOPE (460)                25  29  2 46.3  22/29 LAME ALLIANCES (455)      3  0 0
23/22 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     31  37  2 45.6  23/ 0*BROKEN SPIRITS II (484)   3  2 0
24/23 LUROCIANS XI (462)        32  39  2 45.1  24/18 CRIMSON EAGLES (389)      3  3 0
25/24 VUELTA PELETON (421)      33  42  2 44.0  25/19 WIMPS OF CARNAGE (423)    3  9 0
26-25 GREEN COBRAS (459)        26  34  1 43.3  26/25 SAND DANCERS (251)        3 12 1
27/26 WIMPS OF CARNAGE (423)    30  44  1 40.5  27-26 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      2  0 0
28/30 CAT FIGHT (439)           22  33  0 40.0  28-13 GREEN COBRAS (459)        2  3 0
29/27 SPRINGFIELD USA (425)     27  42  1 39.1  29-16 GURTARG'S AXES (447)      2  7 0
30/28 KNOCKAROUND KNIGHT (452)  21  33  2 38.9  30-31 CORPS (346)               1  1 0
31/32*GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)   7  14  0 33.3  31/30 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)   1  2 0
32/29 TC'S ARE US (456)          4   8  1 33.3  32/32*HORROR ENCLAVE (444)      0  7 0
33/33*HORROR ENCLAVE (444)       2  20  0  9.1  33/33 TC'S ARE US (456)         0  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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               Tales From Hell

     The Demon Duo walked to the Black Dock.
     "I hope we didn't miss the boat," Stevie Ray said putting down the satchel he
was carrying.
     Fahkry looked at the night sky.  "I do not think so."
     "We haven't missed it," Fahkry said.
     Talat looked around.  "How can you tell?"
     Fahkry leaned against a wooden post.  "When a demon ship comes upon you, the
clouds haze so it is completely dark and when it leaves the haze follows."
     Talat nodded.
     "So what if it left twenty minutes ago," Ivory said.  "The haze would've been
long gone."
     "Got you on that one," Suicide put in.
     "Alright, alright," Fahkry said.  "The ship is coming for the haze has a red
lining," he looked up.  "See no lining, then the ship hasn't arrived."  Ivory nodded.
     Suicide walked to the end of the pier and looked into the murky water.
     Hisser pointed out, "Here it comes!"
     The others looked as the skies grew darker.  Only a vague outline of the moon
could break through.
     Stevie Ray picked up his bag.  "Alright people, it's time to take the ship."
     Ivory pulled out her spy scope.  "I can't see a blasted thing."
     "That's normal," Suicide said.
     "I see something," Snake Face said.
     They looked in awe as a ship came into view.
     As it came close Talat shook his head. "Don't look very sea worthy."
     "Looks like a skeleton ship," Python said.
     "That is about the size of it," Fahkry said.
     The ship came to the dock.
     "Hey, it ain't in the water," Python said pointing at the bottom which was a
couple inches from the water's surface.
     "If it was actually in the water it would go down in minutes," a voice said from
the prowl.
     A plank came within an inch of the pier.
     "Let's go," Fahkry said going up the plank.
     "Well?" asked Ivory looking at Suicide.
     "Let's go," Suicide said going up the plank and the others followed.
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     A humanoid looking person stood in front of them.  "I am taking you to the Land
of Shadows."  He turned and walked toward a door.  When he got to the door he turned
back.  "Make yourselves at peace.  We'll be there within the night."
     Fahkry nodded and the person walked into the cabin.
     "Well, I'm going to have a look around," Python said.
     "I'll go with ya," Stevie Ray said.
     Suicide and Fahkry went into the cabin.
     "Like I said before, it's an adventure," Snake Bite said going up to the second
level.

     Inside the cabin Suicide sat in a swivel chair to the left of the humanoid
captain.  Fahkry slithered to the right and looked out the window.
     "Mostly open sea there, lad," the humanoid captain said.
     Fahkry nodded.  "It's been awhile."
     "So what's the news?" Suicide asked.
     "What I gathered is a bunch of warlords came with a band of rebels to take over
the underworld."  He turned to Fahkry.  "Seems like they think it'll be an easy
victory."
     "Rude awakening there," Fahkry said.
     "Got that right," Suicide said leaning back.

     In the hold, Scum, Snake Bite and Luna Vachon were putting their belongings into
a corner.
     "I'm gonna catch some z's before we dock," Scum said laying on a hammock.
     "I'm going topside to look for something," Snake Face said.
     Luna Vachon looked out a port hole.  "I do not see anything, but water."
     Most oceans are like that," Snake Bite giggled heading out.
     Luna Vachon shook her head and sat on a crate.  She pulled out her scimitar and
started sharpening the blade.

     On the prowl, Stevie Ray hung to the railing while Python held a fishing pole to
the water.
     "This is so boring," Stevie Ray said.
     Python nodded.  "I rather bash them, then catch them."
     "I'd rather be in a tub with fine women at my beck'n call," said Stevie Ray.
     "No talk for a warrior," Python said.
     Stevie Ray looked at him.  "And what would you know 'bout a warrior.  Hell just
because you've been with this team longer means squat."
     Python smiled.  "You talk too much, boy!"
     Stevie Ray spun around and caught Python with a right to the jaw which made
Python back peddle a little.  Python charged and caught Stevie Ray and scooped him
up, then dropped him on the desk.  Stevie Ray got up and came to Python and Python
nodded and they shook hands.
     "I really wasn't expecting that charge," said Stevie Ray.
     "Was the only move that came to mind."
     Stevie Ray nodded and walked back to the rail.
     Snake Bite walked to the starboard side and could see the murky water below.
She thought about the things she might see and the things she has seen already.
     Talat came up to the rail.  "There you are."
     Snake Bite turned to him as he continued speaking.
     "Fahkry brought out a scroll that was marked by the Demon Brigade that states
the demons to fight till the death, and Suicide said you can't kill something that is
already dead, now Fahkry says to beat the old timers is to go in fast'n furious and
we'll go in numbers."
     Snake Bite nodded and started to say something when Talat started again.
"Suicide told Fahkry that we can make better plans once they are in the situation and
look over things."
     "So there is no plan just yet?" Snake Bite asked and Talat shook his head.
     "I hope things will go our way," said Snake Bite.
     Talat gave a little smirk.  "We will prevail."
     Snake Bite nodded.  "I hope so."
     "Do not fret.  It is written that the demons will conquer anything that stands
in our way'n that includes the old timers who think they can bring their decrepit
selves against us."
     Talat smiled.  "Blind people would have an easier time going through a volcanic
jumble without getting burned then these yuppies facing us."
     "Damn straight," Ivory said coming from behind.  "We will outmaneuver them."
     "We will crush them without even thinking about it," Talat said.
     "We will destroy their hopes, their wishes and their dreams without really
trying," said Talat.
     "Well said," Ivory said patting Talat on his left shoulder.  "By the by, I was
told to tell everyone that we will be coming to land any second now, so be prepared."
     Snake Bite nodded.  "It will be sweet to get on dry land once again."
     "You'll get used to is," Talat said.
     "I don't want to get used to it," Snake Bite put in and headed down the stern.
     "She isn't cut out to be a pirate," Ivory said.
     "She'll get used to it," said Talat.

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                                MVP Race for Turn 13

     Well, we are now over half way through with the contest and the MVP race is
starting to heat up.  We now have 4 warriors within 5 points of one another.  Only 11
points separate #5 from #22.  Warriors who graduate on Turn 20 will most likely win
their respective Stylemaster competition but likely will not come close to winning
the MVP.  So who will it be?  I believe that Songbird has the best shot as he is
currently #4 and will likely not graduate until after the contest.
     Here are the current standings:

1.  Vincent Crabbe      AB    Salazar Slytherin    53
2.  Tom Riddle          ST    Salazar Slytherin    52
3.  <Eraser>            TP    Manager              48
4.  Songbird            BA    TigToad              48
5.  Mickey Hatcher      SL    Zalgor Prigg         39
6.  Ganglare            LU    Skullagrim           38
7.  Tony Tavler         PS    Dr Mabuse            35
8.  Ultra Endeavor      PR    Slaughter Priest     34
9.  Durany              WS    Bum                  33
10. Kirk Gibson         PS    Zalgor Prigg         32
11. Dreihden Plunger    PL    Dreihdenflahg        31
12. Crazy Larry         ST    Marshall D           31
13. Woss                WS    Postmaster           31
14. Stan the Man        ST    Marshall D           30
15. Dreihden TP         TP    Dreihdenflahg        30
16. <Cookie Jones>      TP    Manager              29
17. Bobby               BA    Marshall D           29
18. Auldrymbrei         LU    Aurin Ironshard      28
19. Lord Voldemort      LU    Salazar Slytherin    28
20. Adalius             SL    Aurin Ironshard      28
21. Prip                PR    Postmaster           28
22. Dunderhead          TP    Wimpy                28
23. Draco Malfoy        LU    Salazar Slytherin    26
24. Hofding Warg        TP    Skullagrim           26
25. Frankie the Fish    ST    Marshall D           25

     Well, there you have it.  Dropping from the list permanently are Alejandro Pena
and Homer Simpson.  Also dropping due to inactivity is Chick Magnate.  Sorry it took
me so long to compile the list.  There are so many warriors between 22 and 26 that it
was nearly impossible to make the final few rankings with any accuracy.  If you see
any scoring errors, let me know and I will look into them.
     Zalgor Prigg, already looking into new categories, prizes and the home arena for
Zalcon 2.

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                              ZALCON GOSSIP COLUMN #13

Seen (or Not) Around Town:  Not seen around town was my own ability to count.  As I
prepared this column I realized I had incorrectly billed last turn's column as
unlucky number 13.  Unlucky being unlucky, I messed up so, we get a second number 13
column.  Lucky us.  Several of the big name managers have fled the Zalcon.  Here are
a list of those managers no longer with us here.  SHADOWGATE (Shadow Squad), GARFIELD
(Arena Felines), CHAZZ FROTHINGSLOSH (Poultry In Motion), KAT (Olympus), SELYN
(Ageless Wonder), SUGAR DADDY (Candies), APEX (Immortal Rogues), The General (Top
Guns), CHAIN (Torment), DMobster (Mob Bosses), OTTO FROTHINGSLOSH (Battle Cattle),
HAMMER (QATAR HAMMERZ), DARTH JOSH (Sith Lords).  There have been a few other teams
that have come and gone but I either didn't catch their managers' names or they were
tourney teams and not here for the Zalcon.  So remember if you see any of these
managers in other arenas go ahead and give them hell for being a quitter!

Now after having ridiculed the quitters I want to give some credit to those managers
that have stuck this thing out and fought every turn.  So congratulations to MARSHALL
D (Force of Five), OLINDA (Sand Dancers), DREIHDENFLAHG (The Dreihdens), BUM (Wicked
Destiny), [all of which have not missed a single fight], AURIN IRONSHARD (Gurtarg's
Axes), STREET LEGAL (Springfield USA), POSTMASTER (Stylists), DR. MABUSE (Vuelta
Peleton), ZALGOR (1988 Dodgers), TIGTOAD (Dark Toadz), SKALLAGRIM (EINHERJAR IV),
SLAUGHTER PRIEST (Faulty Premises), SALAZAR SLYTHERIN (Slytherin House), WIMPY (WIMPS
OF CARNAGE), and UPINYA (STD'S).

The DRIEHDEN TP Report (a.k.a. the Undefeated Report):  Miracles of miracles, it
FINALLY happened.  My prediction was a little off, it didn't come on his challenge
but on a random.  GANGLARE vaulted himself up into the CC's and the political point
promised land by ending DRIEHDEN TP's undefeated streak.  Way to go, Ganglare!
Unfortunately now I'll have to find something else to talk about each turn.

Loser Lookout:  PLACID managed to win a fight and pull himself into a three-way tie
for most ZALCON losses with APU and OTTO.  Good to see there are managers out there
stubborn enough to stick with these losers.  Good for you!  I am sure all the other
managers thank you for your largess.

I've rambled long enough so I'll give Ed. a break and end this here,

The Zalcon Gossip Columnist

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Well folks, our ranks are dwindling. Three warriors have reached the throne already
and as such put themselves in the best position to win the stylemaster. However, two
categories only had 3 active warriors this turn and death has a way of totally
changing a style class!

Style/Name Manager ID # Rec
Aimed Blow (7)
     *Vincent Crabbe S. Slytherin 3498 96
     Kinslayer Bum 3421 66
     Bart Simpson Street Legal 3126 47
     Virgin Queen TigToad 3681 42
     Huge Abs Postmaster 3303 37
     Kokanee Lance Turbo 3730 2
     Lil Abner Postmaster 3749 1
Basher (6)
     Songbird TigToad 3153 72
     Roo Iver 3209 52
     Ironhand Orc Slaughter Priest 3190 43
     Bobby Marshall D 3440 42
     Malice Bum 3210 41
     -Python Fahkry 3355 40
Lunger (18)
     Ganglare Skullagrim 3324 94
     Auldrymbrei Aurin Ironshard 3264 81
     Father William TigToad 3155 72
     Lord Voldemort S. Slytherin 3499 65
     Durbatuluk Jack Wolfspider 3367 59
     Draco Malfoy S. Slytherin 3500 53
     Gonorrhoea Upinya 3283 51
     Jay Howell Zalgor Prigg 3177 51
     Putz Wimpy 3116 50
     Nelson Street Legal 3670 43
     Sloppy Drunk Berylstar 3306 40
     Gonif Wimpy 3404 39
     Kages Fault Slaughter Priest 3189 37
     Gimbatul Jack Wolfspider 3392 31
     Jadow Bum 3214 31
     -Calis Iver 3476 23
     Otto Street Legal 3128 23
     -Zidane Tribal Kefka 3194 12
Parry-Lunge (7)
     Dreihden Plunger Dreihdenflahg 3344 74
     Negatory Nope Manager 3361 66
     Syphillus Upinya 3280 57
     Glaerikim Aurin Ironshard 3515 43
     Nekkid Chick Berylstar 3307 34
     Black Orpheus TigToad 3709 30
     Placid Wimpy 3114 29
Parry-Riposte (6)
     Ultra Endeavor Slaughter Priest 3187 62
     Prip Postmaster 3109 45
     Nurnling Jack Wolfspider 3661 42
     Ablaer Blyth Aurin Ironshard 3657 33
     Setzer Gabbiani Kefka 3485 27
     Apu Street Legal 3125 20
Parry-Strike (3)
     Peacies Postmaster 3229 66
     Kirk Gibson Zalgor Prigg 3230 58
     Tony Tavler Dr. Mabuse 3226 51
Slasher (9)
     *Mickey Hatcher Zalgor Prigg 3356 107
     Adalius Aurin Ironshard 3513 57
     Thrakatuluk Jack Wolfspider 3343 51
     Slut Lance Turbo 3491 50
     Santiago TigToad 3654 43
     Krazy Kat Abarsis 3550 33
     Sushi-Q Kalkin 3293 21
     Deep Flesh Wound The Greek Guy 3723 21
     -Cyan Garamonde Kefka 3195 9
Striker (16)
     *Tom Riddle S. Slytherin 3501 108
     Stan the Man Marshall D 3556 77
     Crazy Larry Marshall D 3439 73
     Frankie the Fish Marshall D 3489 62
     <Coruscator> Manager 3424 53
     <Folger's Crystals> Manager 3524 52
     HIV#3 Upinya 3518 48
     Orel Hershiser Zalgor Prigg 3180 46
     -Snake Face Fahkry 3351 46
     -Biggo Iver 3517 43
     Angel Edo Dr. Mabuse 3662 39
     Daciryas Aurin Ironshard 3514 36
     Mourning Star Kalkin 3290 33
     Juggernaut Kefka 3294 19
     Pucker Up Kefka 3292 19
     -Locke Cole Kefka 3486 3
Total Parry (12)
     <Eraser> Manager 3425 98
     Dreihden TP Dreihdenflahg 3166 70
     -Scum Suicide 3349 56
     <Cookies Jones> Manager 3422 53
     Erik Iver 3223 49
     Hofding Warg Skullagrim 3469 46
     Dunderhead Wimpy 3403 43
     Krimpatul Jack Wolfspider 3473 40
     Gregory Goyle S. Slytherin 3497 40
     No Nope Manager 3359 25
     Prissy Pants The Greek Guy 3713 10
     -Cait Sith Kefka 3196 4
Wall of Steel (4)
     Woss Postmaster 3110 59
     Durany Bum 3213 52
     China Lance Turbo 3201 24
     -Dancing Fool Berylstar 3385 6

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     The boat pulled up to a rickety dock and the humanoid captain tossed a rope to
the dock.  The crew onboard watched as three small creatures tied the rope to a post.
     "We will depart now," Fahkry said.
     The humanoid captain lowered the plank so the members of the Demon Duo could
walk off.
     "Aren't you coming?" Scum asked over his shoulder.
     The humanoid captain shook his head.
     As they got closer to lend Stevie Ray looked around.  "Where exactly are we
going."
     "East," Suicide said.
     Fahkry who was leading stopped.  "Why east?"
     "Well first off east is the quickest route to Skull Mountain from here'n the way
I know that is while we were in the cabin of the boat I found a map'n took it."
     Fahkry smiled.  "I knew you were good for something."
     As they reached the beach Talat looked around, "Something doesn't feel right."
     "I know what you mean," Fahkry said pulling out his scimitar.
     Talat took the lead up the beach.  No noise was heard from the group until a
shrill squeal was heard farther up the beach.
     "Either we'll find what made that or it'll be gone before we get there," Suicide 
said.
     "You are really enjoying this, ain't you," Luna Vachon said clutching at her
chest.
     Suicide smiled, "Don't worry, we shall prevail."
     "Who's worried?" Luna Vachon asked.
     After waiting for another half mile another shrill squeal was heard and again
the group jumped back.
     "A little more," Fahkry said.
     "I agree," Suicide said and the group started moving again.
     "It seems this is gonna tell all," Stevie Ray whispered to Ivory and she nodded.
     Fahkry stopped as he saw something on the beach and went to it.
     "Looks like a burnt spot," Talat said.
     Fahkry looked around, but saw nothing that could have burnt the beach like this.
     "Maybe the sun," Talat said.
     "The sun doesn't shine in one spot for a long period of time," Fahkry said.
     "Here, the sun hardly shines," Suicide said.
     From the bushes on their right a rustling sound was heard.  The group stopped
and listened.  The rustling sound was heard for only a few seconds then suddenly
stopped.
     "I would hate to burn the shrubs for nothing," said Suicide.
     "If it was to save our lives it wouldn't be for nothing," Luna Vachon said.
     "Don't exaggerate," Suicide said.  "Right now our lives are not really in
danger."
     "How do you know?" Luna Vachon asked looking around.
     Suicide smiled, "Cause I said so."
     A hell hound jumped from the bushes with fire coming from its mouth.
     Fahkry held his scimitar out, ready in case it leapt again.
     Scum unbuckled his large shield from his back.  "Come on, puppy."
     Flames spewed from the hell hound's mouth but it stood a few feet from the
crowd.  Talat, Snake Face and Hisser crept around behind, but it turned and spewed
fire at them.
     "Oh hell," Talat said.
     Python came running with his war hammer over his head.  The hell hound reared
back and got its head crushed by the blow from Python.  Python hit the hell hound
seven times as it started sinking into the sand.
     "Enough!" shouted Suicide and Python dropped the war hammer.
     "Uh he said it buried my rubber ducky," Python said pointing to Stevie Ray.
     Suicide shook his head and started walking up the beach.  The others followed.
     Python tapped the handle of his war hammer on the body of the hell hound.  "I
don't think it's pretending."
     Stevie Ray walked by, "He might have told you where your rubber ducky is, if you
would just listen."
     Python shook his head and walked at the end of the group with Stevie Ray right
behind.
     "I wonder if that was a pet or part of a pack," Suicide said to Fahkry who was
to his left.
     "Who knows," Fahkry said.
     Talat who was right behind them spoke up.  "Like it matters now."
     "In a way it does," Suicide said.  "See, the more answers we know the less we
have to figure out."
     A voice told them to stop and Fahkry stopped and pulled out his scimitar.
     The voice told him the weapon was not needed.
     "What do you want?" asked Suicide.
     The voice told them it would take them to the entrance of the Valley of the
Dead.
     "Past the Point of no Return," said Suicide.
     The voice told them it would be close but Skull Mountain is not where they would
be going.
     Suicide took a step closer.  "What are you talking about?"
     The voice said the warlords have taken it over.
     "So where are we going?" Fahkry asked.
     The voice told them it was taking them to spear head.
     "Let's go," Suicide said.
     "How can we follow something we can't see?" Fahkry asked.
     Suicide pointed to the sand as a trail started forming.  "See, invisible
stalkers leave trails which makes it easy to follow.  Some have robes or something to
erase their tracks or just don't leave any."
     "I can't believe I forgot a comb," Ivory said.
     "I don't think you'll be worried about it," Hisser said.
     "Maybe not," Ivory said.
     The shadows grew larger.  "This is my time," Suicide said.
     "We will be ready for anything," Talat said.
     "You know it," Fahkry agreed.
     They saw the forest ahead.  "I guess the place is close by," Fahkry said and the
voice told them about a few more miles.
     "Can you believe how dark it's getting?" asked Talat.
     "There is no sunlight in the land of Shadows," Suicide said.
     They started into the forest and the crowd started crowding closer.
     "Need some arm room, guys," said Fahkry.
     Python looked over his shoulder and noticed the opening getting smaller.  "Uh,
guys, the way we came is getting farther away."
     Stevie Ray shook his head.  "We are not heading that way."
     Python stopped and turned to face Stevie Ray.  "And how you know?"
     Stevie Ray smirked.  "Well for starters we are going east and the way we came
would be west, so if we are heading east who cares what is west of us."
     Python nodded.  "And that beast coming from behind is nothing to think about."
     Stevie Ray turned to see the entrance behind him.  He quickly turned back to see
Python walking away with the others laughing.
     "Made you look," Python said over his shoulder.
     Stevie Ray nodded.  "I'll get back at you."
     The voice told them that the warlords have a horde of orcs with them.
     "Well at least it ain't trolls," Fahkry said.
     "Yes and at least it ain't golems or elves."
     Fahkry looked at Suicide.  "What is sooooo bad bout elves?"
     "I don't know; it just slipped out."
     Fahkry nodded.  "Be careful bout other things that might slip."

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

                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 292): AMPLITUR of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 265): MICKEY HATCHER of 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 260): CHILLY CHARLIE of THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (Still, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 247): JON SNOW of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 224): PHETMOLGE of UP TO NO GOOD from SIBIKHAS (She-Puppy)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 292): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 265): none
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 260): LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 247): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 224): LOST HOPE INN, etc. (Sir Boyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 292): FORLA of REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 260): CHILLY CHARLIE of THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (Still, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to DAIYLA KIV once again!  Who can explain it?  Not you, not me, 
not STYLISTS' opponents, after watching them shoot up the ranks from 21st to 8th.  It 
seems so recently people were saying CAT FIGHT was washed up, finished.  But 4-1-0 
moved them up 7.  I guess they're washed no more...  DAIYLA KIV's got someone new to 
push around.  C'mon everyone, challenge BROKEN SPIRITS II.  Let's see how long they 
last.  What's with HUGE ABS?  He actually beat CRIMSON EAGLES' ERIK, and walked away 
with 23 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at CRIMSON EAGLES.  ERIK lost 16 
points to HUGE ABS.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe ERIK will provide more easy 
wins...  DAIYLA KIV has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  He 
Bloodfeuded SAND DANCERS' STREET SWEEPER (20-29-2), which should prove (ahem!) 
interesting.  STREET SWEEPER was reminded on the sands why MICKEY HATCHER is 
Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your 
fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, GURTARG'S 
AXES!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at FAULTY PREMISES ain't reelin'!  
GURTARG'S AXES' mad!  What do people see in PRIP?  His 10-4-0?  STYLISTS ain't 
talkin', but he's got 50 points.  <ERASER> didn't quite know what to make of a 
challenge he received from CRAZY LARRY of FORCE OF FIVE, who is 25 points below him.  
CRAZY LARRY perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he overcame <ERASER> and ended 
up with 98 recognition points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind 
of fights that TOM RIDDLE gets in.  He fights people like GANGLARE, 14 points below.  
I thought TOM RIDDLE showed great skill and promise when he beat GANGLARE.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  BOBBY looked pretty sick and surprised when he learned FORCE 
OF FIVE is sending him to the Dark Arena!  Whadd'he expect with a 8-5-1?  Sending a 
warrior to the Dark Arena reminds the others they'd better shape up.  Tough beans, 
MOURNING STAR.  That's what a 5-8-1 gets you.  Yeah, yeah, SUSHI-Q killed NOWAY, who 
was "too young to die."  Well, he was a fighter, and that's what you have to face.  
CRACKED BONE larned his lesson (DREIHDEN OBTUSE taught it well), and we right likely 
won't be seein' 'im fight any THE DREIHDENS members with the same gusto.  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MICKEY HATCHER 3356          11   3  0   114       1988 DODGERS (435)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM RIDDLE 3501              11   2  0   119       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 DEATH STRIKE 3368             8   3  0   106       LUROCIANS XI (462)
 CRAZY LARRY 3439              9   5  0    98       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 FONZ 3332                     9   4  1    95       LAME ALLIANCES (455)
 STAN THE MAN 3556             9   3  0    94       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 STREET SWEEPER 2980          20  29  2    91       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONGBIRD 3153                10   4  0    90       DARK TOADZ (430)
 GANGLARE 3324                 9   5  2    88       EINHERJAR IV (454)
 FATHER WILLIAM 3155          10   3  0    86       DARK TOADZ (430)
-AULDRYMBREI 3264             10   3  0    81       GURTARG'S AXES (447)
 <ERASER> 3425                10   3  0    81       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
 VINCENT CRABBE 3498          11   3  1    80       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-CANON 2679                   13   9  0    79       CORPS (346)
 LORD VOLDEMORT 3499          10   4  1    78       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 SYR-DAVAN 3053               16  19  2    69       SAND DANCERS (251)
 DRIPS 3541                    8   3  0    69       STDS (450)
 PEACIES 3229                  7   7  1    68       STYLISTS (422)
 TARAPYN 3088                 13   6  1    67       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
 ULTRA ENDEAVOR 3187           9   5  0    67       FAULTY PREMISES (436)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 <COOKIE JONES> 3422          10   3  0    66       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
 DRACO MALFOY 3500             9   4  1    66       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 DURANY 3213                  11   3  1    65       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 DREIHDEN PLUNGER 3344         9   5  1    65       THE DREIHDENS (433)
 HIV#3 3518                    8   6  1    65       STDS (450)
 DREIHDEN TP 3166             12   2  0    64       THE DREIHDENS (433)
 KIRK GIBSON 3230             10   4  1    63       1988 DODGERS (435)
 WOSS 3110                    10   4  0    63       STYLISTS (422)
 <FOLGER'S CRYSTALS> 3524      7   6  1    63       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
 THRAKATULUK 3343              7   5  0    61       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
-GROUND POUNDER 3058          11   8  0    60       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 HUGE ABS 3303                 7   7  0    60       STYLISTS (422)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOUD DRUNK 3554               8   3  1    58       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 OREL HERSHISER 3180           7   6  0    58       1988 DODGERS (435)
-ADALIUS 3513                  7   6  1    57       GURTARG'S AXES (447)
 VIRGIN QUEEN 3681             6   2  0    57       DARK TOADZ (430)
 NEGATORY 3361                 5   4  1    57       NOPE (460)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GONORRHOEA 3283               8   6  0    56       STDS (450)
 SANTIAGO 3654                 8   1  0    56       DARK TOADZ (430)
 FRANKIE THE FISH 3489         9   5  0    55       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 NELSON 3670                   5   4  0    54       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)
 KINSLAYER 3421                8   6  0    53       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 HOFDING WARG 3469            11   3  0    52       EINHERJAR IV (454)
 PELAK TEN ZORN 3062          11  18  0    51       SAND DANCERS (251)
 TONY TAVLER 3226             10   4  1    51       VUELTA PELETON (421)
 <CORUSCATOR> 3424             7   6  0    51       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
 PRIP 3109                    10   4  0    50       STYLISTS (422)
 TILAEN TYL SANH 3098          9  12  0    50       SAND DANCERS (251)
 DURBATULUK 3367               7   5  0    49       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
 SLUT 3491                     5   8  0    49       CAT FIGHT (439)
 SLOPPY DRUNK 3306             7   6  0    48       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 PUTZ 3116                     6   8  0    48       WIMPS OF CARNAGE (423)
 BLACK ORPHEUS 3709            5   1  0    48       DARK TOADZ (430)
 KRAZY KAT 3550                5   7  0    47       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 DONSTAN 3061                  8  22  0    46       SAND DANCERS (251)
 SYPHILLUS 3280                7   7  0    46       STDS (450)
-SNAKE FACE 3351               6   6  0    46       GREEN COBRAS (459)
 ANGEL EDO 3662                6   3  1    45       VUELTA PELETON (421)
 IRONHAND ORC 3190             5   9  2    45       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 MALICE 3210                   7   7  1    44       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 BART SIMPSON 3126             7   7  0    44       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)
 DUNDERHEAD 3403               7   7  0    44       WIMPS OF CARNAGE (423)
-GLAERIKIM 3515                8   5  0    43       GURTARG'S AXES (447)
-BIGGO 3517                    5   3  1    43       CRIMSON EAGLES (389)
-CRAZY MARY 3051              10   8  0    42       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 ROO 3209                      7   6  0    42       CRIMSON EAGLES (389)
 JAY HOWELL 3177               6   7  0    42       1988 DODGERS (435)
 NOVICES 3334                  4   8  1    41       TC'S ARE US (456)
 CLONE MISHAP 3708             3   3  0    41       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 GONIF 3404                    7   7  0    40       WIMPS OF CARNAGE (423)
-KRIMPATUL 3473                7   4  0    40       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
-PYTHON 3355                   5   7  0    40       GREEN COBRAS (459)
 JADOW 3214                    8   6  0    39       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 GREGORY GOYLE 3497            8   6  0    39       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 SUMMER 3617                   6   5  1    38       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 KAGES FAULT 3189              6   8  0    38       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
-HISSER 3353                   6   6  0    38       GREEN COBRAS (459)
 NURNLING 3661                 5   3  0    37       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
-DACIRYAS 3514                 7   5  2    36       GURTARG'S AXES (447)
 NEKKID CHICK 3307             5   8  0    35       PARTY GEEKS (431)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERIK 3223                    10   3  0    33       CRIMSON EAGLES (389)
 SUSHI-Q 3293                  5   9  1    33       KNOCKAROUND KNIGHTS (452)
-ABLAER BLYTH 3657             5   3  0    33       GURTARG'S AXES (447)
-TALAT 3352                    4   8  1    33       GREEN COBRAS (459)
 DEEP FLESH WOUND 3723         4   1  0    33       LUROCIANS XI (462)
 PUCKER UP 3292                4   2  0    33       KNOCKAROUND KNIGHTS (452)
 PLACID 3114                   4  10  1    32       WIMPS OF CARNAGE (423)
-GIMBATUL 3392                 6   5  1    31       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
 CHINA 3201                    7   6  0    30       CAT FIGHT (439)
-NICOTINE FIT 3052             6   6  0    30       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
-SNAKE BITE 3536               5   6  0    29       GREEN COBRAS (459)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CROP DUSTER 3378              3   0  1    29       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 SETZER GABBIANI 3485          6   5  1    28       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-GULF HELI HAMMER 3526         4   2  0    28       QATAR HAMMERZ (476)
 NO 3359                       6   3  0    25       NOPE (460)
 NANCY 3629                    4   1  0    25       CAT FIGHT (439)
 OTTO 3128                     3  11  0    24       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CALIS 3476                    5   3  2    23       CRIMSON EAGLES (389)
 APU 3125                      2  11  0    23       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)
-MAX FACTOR 3690               2   1  0    19       CORPS (346)
-ORBIT ESPN HAMMER 3527        3   3  0    18       QATAR HAMMERZ (476)
-RIOT ACT 3477                 2   1  0    18       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
-IRON MAIDEN 3317              2   1  0    17       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
-FROGGYENUFF4NO1 3651          1   2  0    16       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
 NEVER AGAIN 3685              3   2  0    15       NOPE (460)
 DUBAWNT 3691                  2   3  0    15       CAT FIGHT (439)
 KOKANEE 3730                  1   2  0    14       CAT FIGHT (439)
 HERPES III 3715               3   2  0    13       STDS (450)
 I'M JUST A GIRL 3650          1   3  1    13       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
-RAGING PYROTHAG 3320          1   3  0    12       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
-ZIDANE TRIBAL 3194            1   1  0    12       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 UTGARD-LOKI 3752              1   1  0    12       EINHERJAR IV (454)
 ALISIS URSUICIDE 3745         1   0  0    11       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
 CRACKED BONE 3724             2   3  1    10       LUROCIANS XI (462)
 PRISSY PANTS 3713             2   4  0    10       LUROCIANS XI (462)
 DELKEN 3753                   1   0  0    10       BROKEN SPIRITS II (484)
-CYAN GARAMONDE 3195           2   0  0     9       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 NOT POSSIBLE 3718             2   3  0     9       NOPE (460)
 ICE TITAN 3318                2   2  0     9       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
 DREIHDEN OBTUSE 3758          2   0  0     8       THE DREIHDENS (433)
 BELTOG 3754                   1   0  0     8       BROKEN SPIRITS II (484)
 URIA 3756                     1   0  0     6       BROKEN SPIRITS II (484)
 FAT PUNK 3721                 1   3  0     6       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 RICK DEMPSEY 3750             1   1  0     6       1988 DODGERS (435)
 ISANDEL 3252                  1   3  0     6       HORROR ENCLAVE (444)
 BOLVERK 3733                  1   3  0     6       EINHERJAR IV (454)
-DANCING FOOL 3385             0   2  0     6       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 SIGARD 3748                   1   2  0     5       EINHERJAR IV (454)
 IKER FLORES 3761              1   0  0     5       VUELTA PELETON (421)
 DREIHDEN TAG 3759             1   1  0     4       THE DREIHDENS (433)
-SUM1GIVEMEANAME 3649          1   1  0     4       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
-CAIT SITH 3196                1   1  0     4       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-THRYNDEL 3253                 0   4  0     4       HORROR ENCLAVE (444)
-LOCKE COLE 3486               0   2  0     3       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 HAIL HAMMER 3747              0   2  0     2       HORROR ENCLAVE (444)
 LIL ABNER 3749                0   2  0     2       STYLISTS (422)
 UZZIEL 3757                   0   1  0     1       BROKEN SPIRITS II (484)
 ABE SIMPSON 3764              0   1  0     1       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)
 ALCIADRA 3755                 0   1  0     1       BROKEN SPIRITS II (484)
-CORNICHE HAMMER 3637          0   1  0     1       QATAR HAMMERZ (476)
 BISHOP 3765                   0   1  0     1       WICKED DESTINY (440)
-HYPER MART HAMMER 3676        0   1  0     1       QATAR HAMMERZ (476)
 DARIO GADEO 3763              0   1  0     1       VUELTA PELETON (421)
-HARD ROCK HAMMER 3638         0   1  0     1       QATAR HAMMERZ (476)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ALEJANDRO PENA 3178    9  3 0 1988 DODGERS 435      STREET SWEEPER 2980   264 JUST REV
DREIDHEN SMACK 3717    1  5 0 THE DREIHDENS 433     DARINHASS THE FIRS 27 266 NONE    
DREIHDEN SLASHER 3169  5  5 0 THE DREIHDENS 433     BOBBY 3440            262 REVENGED
DREIHDEN LUNGER 3739   1  1 0 THE DREIHDENS 433     CRACKED BONE 3724     264 JUST REV

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BOBBY 3440             8  6 1 FORCE OF FIVE 470     KOLAS STONEATER 18    266 NONE    
DEATH FROM ABOVE 3772  0  1 0 HORROR ENCLAVE 444    FARLITHAN THE CAT 19  266 NONE    
TOBIN RAZE 3737        0  2 0 HORROR ENCLAVE 444    I'M JUST A GIRL 3650  266         
MOURNING STAR 3290     5  9 1 KNOCKAROUND KNIGH 452 TALL SHARO-SKA 21     266 NONE    
JUGGERNAUT 3294        2  6 0 KNOCKAROUND KNIGH 452 KOLAS STONEATER 18    266 NONE    
ONE FIGHT ONLY 3773    0  1 0 LUROCIANS XI 462      MARHAN HAMHAND 22     266 NONE    
NOWAY 3672             4  3 1 NOPE 460              SUSHI-Q 3293          266         
HOMER SIMPSON 3124     8  5 1 SPRINGFIELD USA 425   LOUD DRUNK 3554       265         
BLEAH 3771             0  1 0 SUPERIOR FORCES Z 467 ARENAMASTER DERNAL 23 266 NONE    
DUCK 3762              0  1 0 VUELTA PELETON 421    DARINHASS THE FIRS 27 266 NONE    
OSCAR SEVILLA 3106     6  7 0 VUELTA PELETON 421    DRACO MALFOY 3500     265         
PEST 3117              6  5 0 WIMPS OF CARNAGE 423  DACIRYAS 3514         263         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ultra Endeavor -- Yeah it was a good one.  My manager thinks one of the best he's
seen. -- Glaerikim

All -- Not sure how much longer I'll be involved.  The prison I'm in is getting ready
to do some crazy stuff with our outgoing mail.  We'll play it by ear for a while and
see what happens.  Either way good luck to each of you for the remainder of the
contest. -- Aurin Ironshard
P.S.  Demon Duo, that includes you 'cause you need all the luck you can get.

Fahkry -- I hear the Cartel do a lot of talk, even though when we show they took the
walk. -- Suicide

UpInYa -- Laugh all you want, truth is you can't survive. -- Suicide
P.S.  The flames consume the stupid.

Cobras -- Hang in there man; we will crash these bums. -- Crash Holly

Dreihden TP -- I yield. -- Mourning Star

Roo -- After THAT whoopin', my manager has made a reservation for me in the Dark
Arena.  Farewell, and strike true. -- He Hate Me

Fahkry -- You were saying...??? -- Kalkin

Kooklin of Been Knocked around Knights -- You talk big, but have showed nothing.  You
want to run with the crowd, but keep getting stepped on.  That's reality, live with
it. -- Suicide

Kalkin -- You and your 'Been Knocked Around Knights' just wish you could be a part of
the Demons, but you are just a pile of dung looking for some flies to land on you.
Talk and make fun.  All I have to say is "Can't Beat Us." -- Fahkry

Fahkry -- Moving up I see, soon we'll own this town. -- Suicide

Roo -- Sorry to spoil your wishes to beat me.  NOT! -- Scum

Not Possible -- Seems like losing is a possibility.  You got crashed. -- Crash Holly

Setzer Gabbiani -- I can't believe you got the better of me.  I had you'n it slipped
through my grasp.  I will be back for a rematch. -- Stevie Ray

Dreinden TP -- The Total Parries are moving up.  We will survive cause we are the
better warriors. -- Scum

Young Blood -- You talk a lot of smack for a nobody.  You talk up the Demon Duo.  Now
until you hear us say anything to you, SHUT UP. -- Suicide

UpInYa -- You got dogged, or should I say you got scaled. -- Suicide

All -- I am noticing that this arena is getting smaller, mostly cause the Demon Duo
is making people run scared and that can be expected.  I was hoping for real
challenges and so far they has been few and far between.  Want some?  Come git some.
-- Suicide

Fahkry -- You talk about heat, it seems if we add any more this whole place will go
to hell.  Not like I would mind. -- Suicide

Lance Turbo -- I have entered Kokanee into the AB contest, but due to the rules of
the contest which say you must announce your style within your first two arena
fights, I was unable to add Nancy or Dubwant into the stylemaster list.  Sorry. --
TigToad

Postmaster -- There is always a reason to announce styles...some of those lists are
running out of warriors and the one that lives may win! -- TigToad

Salazar Slytherin -- Whoever said I was trying to reason with them?  I am just trying
to pick a fight. -- Youngblood

Draco -- I was also a bit shocked by how well I did in that fights.  Unfortunately
Peaches didn't have your problem and hits a lot harder. -- Durany

Prip -- I was not to happy that you broke my LO, thank the gods I decided to carry a
back-up this time. -- Kinslayer

Santiago -- The least I can do for having my head handed to me is get your style put
into Terrablood's data base. -- Jadow

Wimpy -- Don't leave us!  -- Salazar Slytherin

Auldrymbrei -- Since I have the stylemaster competition all wrapped up, I figured I
would give Draco and Voldy a hand in the lunger competition. -- Tom Riddle

Ganglare -- Let's see if you are more deserving of the top lunger spot then
Auldrymbrei was. -- Tom Riddle

Drips -- That was a stupid challenge on your part. -- Vincent Crabbe

HIV#3 -- The word is out, we all know how to prevent you from infecting more victims.
-- Lord Voldemort

Ghost of Oscar Sevilla -- Thanks for helping me help my team in the most kill
category.  All of your teammates are welcome to help as well. -- Draco Malfoy

Roo -- If I were smart I could probably make some rue pun, but I'm not. -- Gregory
Goyle

Marshall D -- Why don't you take a couple turns off?  I am getting tired of always
looking over my shoulder and still seeing you hanging around in the most wins
category. -- Salazar Slytherin

Gonif -- If only they could ALL teach like that!  What a wonderful world it would be.
-- Durbatuluk
P.S.  How did you ever turn out to be a Dwarf with YOUR size?!

Wimpy -- Sorry to see you go.  I am using this as a learning experience.  You know--
start at the bottom and work your way up. -- Lance Turbo, Cat Fight

Greetings all -- I am Lanister mgr. of Broken Spirits II.  It looks like I chose a
pretty rough arena for my new team.  I'll try to stay competitive, and look forward
to the task ahead.  Later. -- Lanister

Fahkry -- If you are SERIOUS about the "Company of Brothers" June 3, 2003 all-call,
then I leave you in peace. -- Kalkin

All -- My P-ads did not get printed last turn, so let's try this again... -- Kalkin

Mickey Hatcher -- An excellent piece of work, sir! -- Street Sweeper

Eraser -- Ah, skills!  Always useful. -- Syr-Davan

Jay Howell -- Heck, I'm the one that needed to be a dodger.  Too bad I never mastered
that. -- Donstan
P.S.  Or even experted it.

Erik -- I have no fondness for your style. -- Tilaen tyl Sanh

Slut -- You're disgusting. -- Pelak ten Zorn

Draco Malfoy -- Your ethnocentrism is showing.  I find you quite astonishingly ugly
myself, round-eye. -- Tilaen

Salazar -- Among birds, maybe. -- Pelak
P.S.  Or do you get "male" sopranos, too...the hard way?

Tom Riddle -- Indeed, sir. -- Syr-Davan

Krazy Kat -- Oh ye of little faith! -- Donstan

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOBBY was dealt death by KOLAS STONEATER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MOURNING STAR was unbelievably slain by TALL SHARO-SKA in a 1 minute battle.
JUGGERNAUT was assassinated by KOLAS STONEATER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DREIDHEN SMACK was butchered by DARINHASS THE FIRST in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
DEATH FROM ABOVE was assassinated by FARLITHAN THE CAT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DUCK was murdered by DARINHASS THE FIRST in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
BLEAH was butchered by ARENAMASTER DERNAL in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ONE FIGHT ONLY was executed by MARHAN HAMHAND in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
MICKEY HATCHER handily defeated STREET SWEEPER in a 1 minute Bloodfeud Title melee.
APU was viciously subdued by LOUD DRUNK in a 2 minute gory Bloodfeud duel.
DREIHDEN OBTUSE outwaited CRACKED BONE in a slow 7 minute novice's Bloodfeud duel.
TOM RIDDLE overpowered GANGLARE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
CRAZY LARRY savagely defeated <ERASER> in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge match.
SONGBIRD devastated SYR-DAVAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
TARAPYN was overpowered by FONZ in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
DREIHDEN TP was overpowered by STAN THE MAN in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LORD VOLDEMORT handily defeated NEGATORY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
NELSON overpowered DONSTAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
HOFDING WARG luckily beat PUTZ in a exciting 9 minute gory Challenge bout.
VIRGIN QUEEN handily defeated DUNDERHEAD in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
GREGORY GOYLE lost to GONORRHOEA in a 1 minute Challenge match.
<COOKIE JONES> overpowered DURBATULUK in a 3 minute uneven Challenge fray.
SLUT was overcome by WOSS in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
THRAKATULUK overpowered JAY HOWELL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
HUGE ABS overpowered ERIK in a popular 2 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge duel.
NURNLING was savagely defeated by TILAEN TYL SANH in a 2 minute brutal Challenge bout.
CLONE MISHAP lost to PRIP in a action packed 5 minute gruesome Challenge bout.
DRACO MALFOY overpowered SYPHILLUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
TONY TAVLER was viciously subdued by DRIPS in a popular 2 minute gory Challenge bout.
DURANY won victory over FRANKIE THE FISH in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
IRONHAND ORC was savagely defeated by PEACIES in a 4 minute brutal Challenge match.
<FOLGER'S CRYSTALS> overpowered ROO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
OREL HERSHISER overpowered PELAK TEN ZORN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
SANTIAGO demolished BART SIMPSON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge contest.
PUCKER UP overpowered SETZER GABBIANI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
OTTO was luckily beaten by PLACID in a exciting 3 minute Challenge struggle.
NEVER AGAIN was handily defeated by JADOW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
UTGARD-LOKI subdued DREIHDEN TAG in a 4 minute novice's Challenge conflict.
BOLVERK was unbelievably bested by ICE TITAN in a 13 minute novice's Challenge bout.
KOKANEE overpowered FAT PUNK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
VINCENT CRABBE was handily defeated by DEATH STRIKE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FATHER WILLIAM overpowered DREIHDEN PLUNGER in a 1 minute uneven battle.
KIRK GIBSON vanquished KAGES FAULT in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
KINSLAYER was overcome by HIV#3 in a crowd pleasing 1 minute duel.
ULTRA ENDEAVOR defeated <CORUSCATOR> in a exciting 1 minute brawl.
NOVICES was viciously subdued by SLOPPY DRUNK in a crowd pleasing 2 minute melee.
NEKKID CHICK was beaten by MALICE in a 1 minute fight.
ANGEL EDO savagely defeated NO in a action packed 5 minute gory fight.
GONIF was overpowered by KRAZY KAT in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
SUMMER was overcome by BLACK ORPHEUS in a 2 minute brutal duel.
NOWAY was killed by SUSHI-Q in a 1 minute conflict.
CHINA overpowered PRISSY PANTS in a 1 minute gory one-sided battle.
DUBAWNT beat HAIL HAMMER in a 2 minute conflict.
NANCY devastated LIL ABNER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
DEEP FLESH WOUND devastated HERPES III in a 1 minute bloody one-sided battle.
I'M JUST A GIRL assassinated TOBIN RAZE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
NOT POSSIBLE subdued ALCIADRA in a 2 minute amateur's contest.
SIGARD was beaten by BELTOG in a 2 minute bloody beginner's bout.
RICK DEMPSEY defeated UZZIEL in a 3 minute amateur's fight.
ISANDEL was outwaited by IKER FLORES in a tiresome 12 minute novice's contest.
URIA luckily beat ABE SIMPSON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's duel.
DARIO GADEO was demolished by ALISIS URSUICIDE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
BISHOP was devastated by DELKEN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 25         TOTAL PARRY       85 -  68 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  22         AIMED BLOW        45 -  42 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     16         STRIKING ATTACK  152 - 142 -  8      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         SLASHING ATTACK   68 -  66 -  2      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         LUNGING ATTACK   127 - 140 -  8      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         WALL OF STEEL     43 -  49 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-LUNGE       43 -  53 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     40 -  50 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         PARRY-STRIKE      29 -  38 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    63 - 104 -  8      38  |

Turn 266 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  5         5  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK     9 - 13         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         5 -  5     STRIKING ATTACK   10 - 15         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        8 -  8     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  5     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MICKEY HATCHER 3356        11   3  0  114 1988 DODGERS (435)
STRIKING ATTACK  TOM RIDDLE 3501            11   2  0  119 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
BASHING ATTACK   SONGBIRD 3153              10   4  0   90 DARK TOADZ (430)
LUNGING ATTACK   GANGLARE 3324               9   5  2   88 EINHERJAR IV (454)
TOTAL PARRY      <ERASER> 3425              10   3  0   81 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
AIMED BLOW       VINCENT CRABBE 3498        11   3  1   80 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ULTRA ENDEAVOR 3187         9   5  0   67 FAULTY PREMISES (436)
WALL OF STEEL    DURANY 3213                11   3  1   65 WICKED DESTINY (440)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      DREIHDEN PLUNGER 3344       9   5  1   65 THE DREIHDENS (433)
PARRY-STRIKE     KIRK GIBSON 3230           10   4  1   63 1988 DODGERS (435)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SYR-DAVAN 3053.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PUTZ 3116.  The ten other most popular fighters were VIRGIN QUEEN 3681, CRAZY 
LARRY 3439, SLOPPY DRUNK 3306, SONGBIRD 3153, STAN THE MAN 3556, HUGE ABS 3303, CLONE 
MISHAP 3708, DRIPS 3541, OTTO 3128, and ANGEL EDO 3662.

The least popular fighter this week was ICE TITAN 3318.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IKER FLORES 3761, BOLVERK 3733, ISANDEL 3252, DREIHDEN OBTUSE 3758, NO 
3359, HOFDING WARG 3469, BISHOP 3765, DARIO GADEO 3763, TOBIN RAZE 3737, and HERPES 
III 3715.

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

STREET SWEEPER (74-2980) SAND DANCERS (251)