DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/21/2003    Duedate: 09/03/2003

DAIYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-270

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOM RIDDLE
SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
(74-3501) [15-2-1,167]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOM RIDDLE                     D'ALLON
SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)          THE WILLBURYS 74 (406)
(74-3501) [15-2-1,167]         (74-2982) [3-1-0,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SYR-DAVAN                      SUMMER
SAND DANCERS (251)             FORCE OF FIVE (470)
(74-3053) [18-21-2,85]         (74-3617) [9-6-1,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

1988 DODGERS (435)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FORCE OF FIVE (470)         61
2. THE WILLBURYS 74 (406)      55      LAME ALLIANCES (455)
3. WICKED DESTINY (440)        49      Unchartered Team
4. 1988 DODGERS (435)          44
5. EINHERJAR IV (454)          38      THE WILLBURYS 74 (406)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LAME ALLIANCES (455)      13   4  1 76.5   1/ 1 1988 DODGERS (435)       11  4 0
 2/ 2 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     57  31  4 64.8   2/ 5 SAND DANCERS (251)        9  6 0
 3/ 3 1988 DODGERS (435)        58  33  1 63.7   3/ 2 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)  8  4 0
 4/ 5 CORPS (346)              325 217 17 60.0   4/10 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       8  7 1
 5/ 4 DARK TOADZ (430)          53  37  0 58.9   5/ 4 THE DREIHDENS (433)       8  7 1
 6/ 0*THE WILLBURYS 74 (406)     7   5  2 58.3   6/13 EINHERJAR IV (454)        8  7 0
 7/ 6 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)  47  34  1 58.0   7/ 8 STDS (450)                7  6 0
 8/ 7 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       53  40  3 57.0   8/ 6 VUELTA PELETON (421)      7  8 0
 9/ 8 KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)   41  33  1 55.4   9/ 3 DARK TOADZ (430)          7  8 0
10/ 0 REVELATIONS (400)         45  38  7 54.2  10/11 CORPS (346)               6  3 1
11/ 9 WICKED DESTINY (440)      45  41  4 52.3  11/ 7 PARTY GEEKS (431)         6  6 0
12/11 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)   13  12  1 52.0  12/12 SPRINGFIELD USA (425)     6  9 0
13/10 STDS (450)                45  44  1 50.6  13/ 9 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     6  9 0
14/14 EINHERJAR IV (454)        46  45  4 50.5  14/ 0*THE WILLBURYS 74 (406)    5  0 2
15/31*CARNIVOROUS SHEEP (487)    1   1  0 50.0  15/16 WICKED DESTINY (440)      5  5 0
16/13 THE DREIHDENS (433)       45  47  2 48.9  16/14 KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)   4  5 0
17/15 PARTY GEEKS (431)         35  37  2 48.6  17/17 LAME ALLIANCES (455)      3  0 0
18/17 SAND DANCERS (251)       608 650 27 48.3  18/21 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)   2  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18 WENSINWASIN SYNDIC (418)  37  40  6 48.1  19/ 0 REVELATIONS (400)         2  2 0
20/16 NOPE (460)                29  32  2 47.5  20-23 CAT FIGHT (439)           2  3 0
21-20*BROKEN SPIRITS II (484)    7   8  1 46.7  21-24*HORROR ENCLAVE (444)      2  3 0
22/21 VUELTA PELETON (421)      43  52  2 45.3  22/19 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     2  8 0
23-23 LUROCIANS XI (462)        35  46  2 43.2  23/31*CARNIVOROUS SHEEP (487)   1  1 0
24/22 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     35  48  2 42.2  24/18 NOPE (460)                1  2 0
25-25 CAT FIGHT (439)           24  36  0 40.0  25/28*THE SOUTH (483)           1  2 0
26/12*THE SOUTH (483)            2   3  0 40.0  26-15*BROKEN SPIRITS II (484)   1  4 0
27/26 SPRINGFIELD USA (425)     34  55  1 38.2  27-20 LUROCIANS XI (462)        1  5 0
28-30*HORROR ENCLAVE (444)       4  26  0 13.3  28-29 WENSINWASIN SYNDIC (418)  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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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 296): DISORDER of PARANOIA (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 269): TOM RIDDLE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 263): FLIGHT of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 251): BLANK of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 227): PHETMOLGE of UP TO NO GOOD from SIBIKHAS (She-Puppy)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 296): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 269): 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 263): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 251): TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 227): ELANTI HUNTERS (Sir Boyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 263): FLIGHT of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
                      (turn 262): LARCENY of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 251): MAD LODEN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                               PINE of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Another turn another lopsided win.  Unfortunately I was unable to separate Ganglare's 
head from his shoulders.  It would have made much improvement in his looks and helped 
out my lunger teammates but alas it was not to be.  I am sure that you are all 
terribly concerned about this so I will mention that Salazar is feeling much better 
as of late.  After he choked down a few of Severus's magical healing potions his 
health improved rapidly.  

The Challenger Champion class is finally starting to fill up.  Unfortunately one of 
those pesky Force of Five blokes made it up near the top so I will most likely be 
spending this turn defending against a bloodfued challenge.  Interestingly if Frankie 
actually does manage to outjump me, he even stands a chance of graduating before me 
to win the Striker Competition.  Here I thought I had this race all wrapped up and he 
goes and makes a contest out of it again.  The nerve!  It could very well come down 
to if I get my invite on the "magical" thirty-fourth fight equivalent or not.  This 
number has proven fortuitous in the past for other gladiators of my quality, 
hopefully it will prove just as lucky if the unthinkable (I lose) happens.
 
Well I have rambled long enough.

Your Future Lord,

Tom Riddle

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of DAIYLA KIV!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week CARNIVOROUS SHEEP went 1-0-0 to move 
up 8 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-0 record which EINHERJAR IV 
managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  
FRANKIE THE FISH caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested DREIHDEN TP and was awarded 34 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, SLAP YOURSELF put down OTTO, causing him to lose 21 
points of recognition in the process.  Who here was not present for the title fight 
this week as GANGLARE boldly challenged TOM RIDDLE in order to strive for the 
Duelmasters honors?  Not for nothing has TOM RIDDLE in the past laid claim to the 
Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Heed 
this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city 
shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In DAIYLA KIV "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in DAIYLA KIV these days is FORCE OF FIVE.  At least, most blades in town are looking 
to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent 
the better part of last week avoiding FORCE OF FIVE.  Indeed it was DARK TOADZ.  
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  <FOLGER'S CRYSTALS> 
take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in DAIYLA KIV.  At the gambling halls 
I have started to bet money on DURANY.  He has got the courage it takes.  Witness his 
challenge this turn against <FOLGER'S CRYSTALS>!  Do not the gods reward courage?  
DURANY it was that claimed victory in the bout, while also rising 26 points in 
recognition.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems 
that ANGEL EDO posted a challenge against the more highly recognized VIRGIN QUEEN.  
The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand ANGEL EDO overcame VIRGIN QUEEN.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I can not but mention with disdain the 
name of SANTIAGO who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 9 points below 
in the rankings.  I thought SANTIAGO showed great skill and promise when he was 
overcame by DURBATULUK.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  I have seen warriors die in youth.  I have seen 
men cut down in their prime.  This week THE DREIHDENS must mourn the loss of 14-4-0 
DREIHDEN TP to FORCE OF FIVE.  I must report the passing of BART SIMPSON, veteran of 
many duels.  8-10-0 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no 
favorites.  This week in mortal passion DREIHDEN TAG let the blood of BART SIMPSON, 
sending one more soul into the void.  Retribution by SPRINGFIELD USA seems 
inevitable!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is 
sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in DAIYLA KIV.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM RIDDLE 3501              15   2  1   167       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANKIE THE FISH 3489        13   5  1   127       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 MICKEY HATCHER 3356          14   4  0   126       1988 DODGERS (435)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FONZ 3332                    13   4  1   125       LAME ALLIANCES (455)
-DEATH STRIKE 3368             9   3  0   123       LUROCIANS XI (462)
 FATHER WILLIAM 3155          13   4  0   103       DARK TOADZ (430)
 JAY HOWELL 3177              10   7  0   100       1988 DODGERS (435)
 DURANY 3213                  13   4  1    99       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 STAN THE MAN 3556            11   5  0    96       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 <COOKIE JONES> 3422          14   3  0    93       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
 CANON 2679                   15  11  0    92       CORPS (346)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTRA ENDEAVOR 3187          11   6  0    89       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 GANGLARE 3324                11   7  2    87       EINHERJAR IV (454)
 THRAKATULUK 3343              9   7  0    86       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
 SYR-DAVAN 3053               18  21  2    85       SAND DANCERS (251)
 SUMMER 3617                   9   6  1    83       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 <FOLGER'S CRYSTALS> 3524     10   7  1    79       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
 SYPHILLUS 3280               10   8  0    79       STDS (450)
 LORD VOLDEMORT 3499          11   7  1    78       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 OREL HERSHISER 3180           8   9  0    76       1988 DODGERS (435)
 SONGBIRD 3153                12   6  0    75       DARK TOADZ (430)
 VINCENT CRABBE 3498          13   5  1    74       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 TONY TAVLER 3226             12   6  1    72       VUELTA PELETON (421)
 TILAEN TYL SANH 3098         12  13  0    72       SAND DANCERS (251)
 HOFDING WARG 3469            14   4  0    71       EINHERJAR IV (454)
 <ERASER> 3425                11   6  0    69       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
 KIRK GIBSON 3230             12   6  1    68       1988 DODGERS (435)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DURBATULUK 3367               9   7  0    66       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
 ANGEL EDO 3662                8   5  1    66       VUELTA PELETON (421)
 DREIHDEN PLUNGER 3344        10   8  1    64       THE DREIHDENS (433)
 JADOW 3214                   10   7  0    64       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 DOUBLE HOMICIDE 2990          7   3  0    64       REVELATIONS (400)
 HIV#3 3518                    9   8  1    63       STDS (450)
 LOUD DRUNK 3554              11   4  1    62       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 DRACO MALFOY 3500            10   7  1    62       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 <CORUSCATOR> 3424             9   8  0    62       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
 KINSLAYER 3421               10   7  0    59       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 GONORRHOEA 3283              10   8  0    58       STDS (450)
 PELAK TEN ZORN 3062          12  21  0    57       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TARAPYN 3088                 13   8  1    56       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
 DONSTAN 3061                 10  24  0    56       SAND DANCERS (251)
 DRIPS 3541                    9   6  0    55       STDS (450)
 KRAZY KAT 3550                6   9  0    53       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 DREIHDEN TAG 3759             4   2  1    53       THE DREIHDENS (433)
 SETZER GABBIANI 3485          9   6  1    52       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 SLAP YOURSELF 2991            5   5  0    52       REVELATIONS (400)
 NEKKID CHICK 3307             8   9  0    50       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 GREGORY GOYLE 3497            8  10  0    50       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 APU 3125                      4  13  0    50       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)
 SANTIAGO 3654                10   3  0    48       DARK TOADZ (430)
-CHILL FACTOR 2994             4   4  0    48       REVELATIONS (400)
 SLOPPY DRUNK 3306             8   9  0    47       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-CHINA 3201                    8   6  0    47       CAT FIGHT (439)
 IKER FLORES 3761              4   1  0    47       VUELTA PELETON (421)
 VIRGIN QUEEN 3681             8   4  0    45       DARK TOADZ (430)
 NURNLING 3661                 7   5  0    45       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
-SLUT 3491                     5   9  0    45       CAT FIGHT (439)
 MAX FACTOR 3690               5   2  0    44       CORPS (346)
 IRONHAND ORC 3190             6  11  2    41       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 KAGES FAULT 3189              6  11  0    41       FAULTY PREMISES (436)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NANCY 3629                    5   1  0    41       CAT FIGHT (439)
-KRIMPATUL 3473                7   4  0    40       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
-NO 3359                       7   3  0    37       NOPE (460)
 MALICE 3210                   7  10  1    36       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 CLONE MISHAP 3708             3   6  0    36       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 APOSTLE PAUL II 3054          4   0  0    35       REVELATIONS (400)
 OTTO 3128                     6  12  0    34       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)
 SUPERSOL 2977                 5   6  1    34       REVELATIONS (400)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RICK DEMPSEY 3750             5   1  0    33       1988 DODGERS (435)
 IN THE PIT! 3792              3   0  0    33       EINHERJAR IV (454)
 NEGATORY 3361                 5   6  1    32       NOPE (460)
 DREIHDEN OBTUSE 3758          5   1  0    32       THE DREIHDENS (433)
-GIMBATUL 3392                 6   5  1    31       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
 NELSON 3670                   5   8  0    29       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)
 NOT POSSIBLE 3718             4   3  0    29       NOPE (460)
 BLACK ORPHEUS 3709            6   4  0    26       DARK TOADZ (430)
-PRISSY PANTS 3713             4   5  0    26       LUROCIANS XI (462)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PINKERTON 3735                2   0  1    23       CORPS (346)
 HERPES III 3715               5   3  0    22       STDS (450)
-NEVER AGAIN 3685              4   2  0    22       NOPE (460)
-DEEP FLESH WOUND 3723         4   3  0    21       LUROCIANS XI (462)
 SIGARD 3748                   2   5  0    21       EINHERJAR IV (454)
 TSIRELL 3793                  3   0  0    19       SAND DANCERS (251)
 FAT PUNK 3721                 3   5  0    18       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 D'ALLON 2982                  3   1  0    18       THE WILLBURYS 74 (406)
-LORD TAYLOR 3731              1   0  0    17       CORPS (346)
-URIA 3756                     2   1  1    16       BROKEN SPIRITS II (484)
-DUBAWNT 3691                  2   4  0    16       CAT FIGHT (439)
 ROBERT E. LEE 3743            2   3  0    15       THE SOUTH (483)
-UZZIEL 3757                   2   1  0    14       BROKEN SPIRITS II (484)
 POP! 3003                     1   0  1    14       THE WILLBURYS 74 (406)
 KRAKEL 3002                   1   0  1    14       THE WILLBURYS 74 (406)
 HORNY HORROR 3798             1   1  0    13       CARNIVOROUS SHEEP (487)
 FNB 3004                      1   0  0    13       THE WILLBURYS 74 (406)
-FROGGYENUFF4NO1 3651          1   3  0    13       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
 BISHOP 3765                   1   3  1    12       WICKED DESTINY (440)
-ZIDANE TRIBAL 3194            1   1  0    12       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 SNAP 3001                     1   0  0    12       THE WILLBURYS 74 (406)
-I'M JUST A GIRL 3650          2   4  1    11       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
-CYAN GARAMONDE 3195           2   0  0     9       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 GARRIOO 3802                  1   0  0     9       VUELTA PELETON (421)
-HAIL HAMMER 3747              1   3  0     8       HORROR ENCLAVE (444)
-DELKEN 3753                   2   1  0     7       BROKEN SPIRITS II (484)
 ABE SIMPSON 3764              1   4  0     7       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)
-KOKANEE 3730                  1   3  0     6       CAT FIGHT (439)
-ALISIS URSUICIDE 3745         1   1  0     6       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
 INGVAR VANIER 3804            1   0  0     6       EINHERJAR IV (454)
-ISANDEL 3252                  1   3  0     6       HORROR ENCLAVE (444)
-DANCING FOOL 3385             0   2  0     6       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-BELTOG 3754                   1   2  0     5       BROKEN SPIRITS II (484)
 DIXIE 3787                    1   2  0     5       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
-GADRIEN 3790                  1   1  0     5       HORROR ENCLAVE (444)
-GERBIL ASSASSIN 3775          0   1  0     5       LUROCIANS XI (462)
 STINKMONKEY 3778              0   1  0     5       NOPE (460)
-SUM1GIVEMEANAME 3649          1   1  0     4       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
 DREIHDEN BLOOD 3800           1   1  0     4       THE DREIHDENS (433)
-CAIT SITH 3196                1   1  0     4       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-THRYNDEL 3253                 0   4  0     4       HORROR ENCLAVE (444)
-ALCIADRA 3755                 0   3  0     3       BROKEN SPIRITS II (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOCKE COLE 3486               0   2  0     3       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 THE TICK 3788                 0   3  0     3       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
-PAIN AND SIMPLE 3789          0   2  0     2       HORROR ENCLAVE (444)
 AITOR KINTANA 3801            0   1  0     1       VUELTA PELETON (421)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CRINGING CUTPURSE 1    0  1 0   1                   POP! 3003             270 NONE    
CRINGING CUTPURSE 1    0  1 0   1                   KRAKEL 3002           270 NONE    
DREIHDEN TP 3166      14  4 0 THE DREIHDENS 433     FRANKIE THE FISH 3489 270         
CRAZY LARRY 3439       9  6 0 FORCE OF FIVE 470     TOM RIDDLE 3501       267         
THE CHAD 3774          0  1 0 FORCE OF FIVE 470     URIA 3756             267 REVENGED
TOBIN RAZE 3737        0  2 0 HORROR ENCLAVE 444    I'M JUST A GIRL 3650  266 NOT REVE
NOWAY 3672             4  3 1 NOPE 460              SUSHI-Q 3293          266 NOT REVE
BART SIMPSON 3126      8 10 0 SPRINGFIELD USA 425   DREIHDEN TAG 3759     270         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zalgor, TigToad & All -- Aitor Kintana will compete in the Wall of Steel Style Master 
competition. -- Dr. Mabuse, Vuelta Peloton

Dreihden Plunger -- Well...I see that yo have fallen to second place and that's how I 
hope you will remain!  I do hope that you will not be foolish enough to challenge the 
likes of me...that would be a terrible mistake on your behalf! -- SYPHILLUS of STDS!

All -- It's been very, very quiet in this arena for some time now...am starting to 
think the worst of you.  It's so quiet that I can hear a damn pin drop on the dirt 
streets in this city!!! -- UpInYa!!!

Cookie Jones and Eraser -- I have posted challenges to the both of you for this turn 
and I pray I'm able to get them through.  I will challenge until I get you.  I like 
your type!!! -- SYPHILLUS!

Virgin Queen and Santiago -- I've challenge you this round and am in great hopes that 
I'll be able to run my longsword through you like a soft cake!!!  You and everyone 
here are about to stop kicking me around...my time has come...I have great lineage 
and I will not be denied!!! -- GONORRHOEA the forsaken!

All -- How many more turns will this contest last??? -- UpInYa!

All -- Come get some...(Herpes III)

All -- This is one of the best arenas that I've ever been in and the city is 
outstanding...have enjoyed your ladies as well.  Too bad that every lady I touch...I 
infect... -- UpInYa...Deep!!!

All -- I missed a turn, but am back in hopes of winning a few before I'm sent to the 
Dark Arena.  My future seems a little dim as you well know...I'm not that great.  
What is funny...is that I've beaten some of you...Haaaaa Haaa Haaa!!! -- HIV #3

All -- Come on people challenge me...do something for Gods' sake!!!  You're really 
making us very angry and don't know how much more we can stand before we snap.  Let's 
make that ending of this contest hot-n-heavy...try to hand us a losing overall 
record!!!  If it is possible? -- STDS...COME GET SOME!!!

Drips -- You seem awfully cocky for a little warrior, you know?  -- Black Orpheus

Upinya -- You are not doing badly for a rookie manager at all.  You are a little more 
vocally arrogant than your typical rookie manager... hopefully, it won't come back to 
haunt you. -- TigToad

STDS -- The contest goes 25 turns.  The newsletter you are reading is turn 18.  So 7 
more turns after this one. -- TigToad

All -- Remember to announce styles... the contest is 18 out of 25 turns over, but 
some of these contests are down to 1 or 2 warriors, so a death could still net you 
stylemaster. -- TigToad

Vincent Crabbe -- Take that!  And don't even think about using Manager's TPs to try 
and climb back up the ranks.  We wouldn't want Rillion to suffer anymore "accidents" 
like what happened at the FtF. -- <Folger's Crystals>

Upinya -- This contest is scheduled to run 25 turns.  This turn (270) will be the 
18th turn of the contest.  I trust you can do the math from there. -- Salazar 
Slytherin  

Folger's Crystal -- Sigh, guess I need a little more dodging practice. -- Vincent 
Crabbe

Mikey Hatcher -- An unfortunate match up for me.  Impressive performance for you. -- 
Lord Voldemort

Nurnling -- How odd, you scummed me. -- Gregory Goyle

Angel Edo -- So was that worth it? -- Draco Malfoy

Summer -- Now that was some learns, all that and this week's favorite. -- Hofding 
Warg

Tom Riddle -- That's twice, maybe the third time is the charm. -- Ganglare

Dixie -- What happened to your learns? -- In the Pit

Fat Punk -- As you may have noticed, I suck. -- Sigard, warrior want-to-be!

Jay Howell -- Ah, the bite of cold, cruel steel.  One of the drawbacks of this job, 
unfortunately. -- Syr-Davan
P.S.  You could tell, could you not, that before I entered the arena I taught in the 
tevas?

Otto -- Darn. -- Donstan
P.S.  If you want eloquent, let me win.

Nelson -- Aha!  And also, Oho! -- Pelak ten Zorn, who doesn't do eloquent even after 
victory

Bart Simpson -- This is not a job for children, you know. -- Tilaen tyl Sanh

The Tick -- This was Tock. -- Tsirell

26 July 2003
     Citizens of Alastari, a bright dawn has risen.  While you slept, a pernicious
force has entered the once-fair City of Aruak.  It fought alongside their treasured
warriors, it drank with their fans, and it slept with their women.  Now the masks are
coming off.
     Warriors, be afraid...be very afraid.  After years of Andorian managers ranting
that Aruak is the safest city in Alastari, the Frothingslosh Syndicate has selected
Aruak City as the home for its next epic 'contest'--Murder by Numbers II.  Our spies
have selected the warriors for extermination, and the executioners have had several
months to prepare.  Now a new age of darkness will descend upon Aruak, as the
Syndicate and its allies bring an entirely new level of competition to the arena!
Downchallenges!  Assassinations!  Small poodles as hors d'oeuvres!
     The Murder by Numbers II 'rules' will be announced next cycle.  However, we
invite all managers, from all corners of Alastari, to come to Aruak City and take
part...in one way or another.  Help defend the honor of a long heralded haven for the
pure, or join the forces of change in their siege of the ice-cream and cake
stronghold of the Dukes of Nerf-Dueling!
     This exercise is not for either the faint of heart or the weak willed.  Blood
will flow, brains will leak, and beer will be chugged.  Either way, we welcome you
with open arms and gleaming blades.
     This public service announcement has been brought to you by Frothingslosh Epic
Contests (tm), the number 86, and the letter 'K'.

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

29 July 2003
           *     *     *     *The Third Annual Turf War*     *     *     *
     Yes, it's time again for alliances to go to war!  TW3 will be held in DM 47
(North Fork) at a date to be  specified later--right after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest is over...but I'm sure everyone wants to get their teams there soon!  Here
are the rules:

1.  Each alliance must have a leader declare the arrival of his alliance.  The leader
    will be responsible for verifying any and all teams/managers who declare to the
    alliance he/she is leading.
2.  Each manager, team declaring for the contest must have approval of the leader,
    donate one Roll-up Certificate ($5) to the prize pot (send it to me by diplo, by
    snail, or a note to customer service), and declare his/her team by diplo, p-ad or
    snail.
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
    double!
4.  Prizes are as follows (mostly...there WILL be some things added as the prize pot
    grows with entry donations--this list is not final!)
    *  Highest scoring alliance -- Rename Arena 47 for a period of 6 months, one half
       of the total prize pot donated; roll-up certs.
    *  The Alliance with the most returns from the DA will get to re-name the DA
       monsters for a period of 6 months.
    *  The alliance with the most warriors listed as style masters will get to pick
       the Alastari city/arena to host the next Grand Tournament.
    *  The warrior with the most front page honors/awards will have the Arenamaster
       named after him for a period of 6 months.
    *  The Alliance with the most front page Honors/Awards will have the honor of
        picking the *slow* arena to host the Fifth Annual Turf War.
    *  The team with the most listings as Style Master will find out the favorites of
       one of their warriors.
    *  The warrior with the most listings as Style Master will fight at my expense
       for five turns (I will transfer to the manager's account).
    *  The Alliance with the most kills will be able to re-name the stand-in warriors
       for a period of 6 months.
    *  The warrior that scores the most total points will fight at my expense for 5
       turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the manager's account).
    *  The team that scores the most total points will receive an extra share of
       roll-up certs from the prize pot.
     There may be more categories to come, and the prize pot still has to be
divided...I'm open to category/prize ideas--and further donations to the prize pot.
     The contest will run for *TEN* turns; prizes will be awarded at the end of the
11th turn.
     Scoring will be as follows:
* 5 points per fight, doubled for each of the following conditions met:
     -- Two Alliance     -- Champion
     -- Challenge        -- Two Champions
     -- Bloodfeud        -- Challenger losing
     -- Kill
     (Note:  DA losses are exempt, but DA wins will be *tripled*!!!  Ex:  Happy
Slasher goes to the DA and dies, no points are lost.  If he wins, his team scores 60
points!  If he was a champ, he scores 120 points!)
     Use the following chart to calculate scores:
Conditions Met:       0     1     2     3     4     5     6     7
Points Per Fight:     5    10    20    40    80   160   320   640
* Awards/Honors and Style Masters will each be awarded points also.  Find the total
number of each (do note add Awards and Style Masters together) and consult the graph
below.  Champs that score an award or style master count as two.
     1 --   5      7 --  320
     2 --  10      8 --  640
     3 --  20      9 -- 1280
     4 --  40     10 -- 2560
     5 --  80     11 -- 5280
     6 -- 100     (x2 for each extra)
Note -- These categories *count as "triple"*--they will be figured for each team,
*AND* again for each alliance *as well as* for each warrior!
*  Each and every mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points...period.
*  TVs will be scored on the same scale as Awards/Style Masters, but the total points
will be x10.  TC's will be scored as TV's, but x10 more.
Number of TV/TC's          Points Scored (TV/TC)
     1      50/ 500
     2     100/1000
     3     200/2000
     4     400/4000
     +     x2/ x2 (for each extra)
     Each alliance will start with 5000 points, scores for *fights* will be added to
the winner's total *AND* deducted from the losers.
     Come  one and all, defend your turf and the honor of your alliance...or your
own!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB
                    Arenas, DM 47, DM 73

1 August 2003
     Assurnasirbanipal invites you to Talcama to participate in the third BATTLE
ROYAL contest.  It is a Delarquan contest so brutal that even some of Talcama's most
notable managers will refuse to participate.  The rules are simpler than any other
contest:  You may not avoid any other contest team.  There are no silly rules for who
can and can't compete.  Any team in Talcama is eligible to compete.  The scoring is
also quite simple (+1 for a win, +1 for a kill (+1 for the win), -1 for a loss) and
the first team to reach 25 points is the winner.
     Scoring will be live--the results for the turn posted in the newsletter.  The
winner will be able to fight their contest team in Talcama for free for 6 months but
more importantly will win a contest against some of the best managers who play the
game in one of the hardest contests in the game.
     First turn for BATTLE ROYAL 3 is Talcama Turn 465, which is due August 30.

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari), 
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.  
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.  
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all 
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they 
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in 
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by 
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the 
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many 
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by 
pests.
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own 
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except 
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you 
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.  
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents 
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target 
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous 
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and 
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IKER FLORES was viciously subdued by KIRK GIBSON in a 6 minute Challenge fight.
MAX FACTOR demolished MALICE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
GANGLARE was overpowered by TOM RIDDLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title duel.
ULTRA ENDEAVOR was devastated by MICKEY HATCHER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
DRACO MALFOY was demolished by SYR-DAVAN in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
DREIHDEN TP was assassinated by FRANKIE THE FISH in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
SYPHILLUS was unbelievably bested by <COOKIE JONES> in a 7 minute Challenge fight.
TONY TAVLER was viciously subdued by CANON in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
DURANY overpowered <FOLGER'S CRYSTALS> in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HOFDING WARG unbelievably bested DREIHDEN PLUNGER in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
SANTIAGO was demolished by DURBATULUK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
DRIPS was devastated by THRAKATULUK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
SUMMER savagely defeated <ERASER> in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge conflict.
IRONHAND ORC was vanquished by LOUD DRUNK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
JADOW handily defeated PELAK TEN ZORN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
KAGES FAULT was unbelievably bested by NEKKID CHICK in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
ANGEL EDO overpowered VIRGIN QUEEN in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
CLONE MISHAP was overcome by GONORRHOEA in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
NELSON was devastated by DONSTAN in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
APU demolished GREGORY GOYLE in a 2 minute uneven Challenge bout.
HORNY HORROR won victory over ABE SIMPSON in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge fray.
BISHOP was overpowered by RICK DEMPSEY in a 8 minute one-sided Challenge match.
DIXIE was vanquished by TSIRELL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
IN THE PIT! vanquished FAT PUNK in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SONGBIRD was vanquished by JAY HOWELL in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
FONZ overpowered LORD VOLDEMORT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
VINCENT CRABBE was vanquished by FATHER WILLIAM in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
STAN THE MAN vanquished DOUBLE HOMICIDE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fray.
OREL HERSHISER was luckily beaten by TRAVELING TINKER in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
HIV#3 overpowered SUPERSOL in a 1 minute uneven bout.
TILAEN TYL SANH subdued <CORUSCATOR> in a 2 minute contest.
OTTO was vanquished by SLAP YOURSELF in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
NURNLING was savagely defeated by KINSLAYER in a exciting 4 minute gruesome struggle.
SLOPPY DRUNK was defeated by SETZER GABBIANI in a exciting 2 minute match.
NEGATORY was handily defeated by KRAZY KAT in a popular 2 minute gory uneven match.
BART SIMPSON was viciously butchered by DREIHDEN TAG in a 2 minute bout.
APOSTLE PAUL II handily defeated ROBERT E. LEE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BLACK ORPHEUS was luckily beaten by DREIHDEN OBTUSE in a 4 minute battle.
HERPES III was outwaited by NOT POSSIBLE in a exciting 7 minute struggle.
SIGARD handily defeated DREIHDEN BLOOD in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
D'ALLON savagely defeated STINKMONKEY in a 1 minute bloody novice's brawl.
THE TICK was viciously subdued by GARRIOO in a exciting 4 minute novice's conflict.
FNB demolished CRINGING CUTPURSE in a tiring 2 minute uneven fight.
POP! executed CRINGING CUTPURSE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
KRAKEL easily killed CRINGING CUTPURSE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SNAP demolished SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a monotonous 5 minute one-sided conflict.
AITOR KINTANA was savagely defeated by INGVAR VANIER in a 4 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  17         TOTAL PARRY       76 -  59 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 16         AIMED BLOW        38 -  32 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         WALL OF STEEL     36 -  32 -  3      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         SLASHING ATTACK   54 -  48 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         LUNGING ATTACK   108 - 107 -  5      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         STRIKING ATTACK  112 - 113 -  6      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         PARRY-STRIKE      21 -  23 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     32 -  39 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-LUNGE       33 -  46 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         BASHING ATTACK    39 -  66 -  5      37  |

Turn 270 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-STRIKE       4 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  9         4  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  1     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  6         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  7     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  5         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  3                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TOM RIDDLE 3501            15   2  1  167 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
SLASHING ATTACK  MICKEY HATCHER 3356        14   4  0  126 1988 DODGERS (435)
LUNGING ATTACK   FATHER WILLIAM 3155        13   4  0  103 DARK TOADZ (430)
WALL OF STEEL    DURANY 3213                13   4  1   99 WICKED DESTINY (440)
TOTAL PARRY      <COOKIE JONES> 3422        14   3  0   93 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ULTRA ENDEAVOR 3187        11   6  0   89 FAULTY PREMISES (436)
PARRY-LUNGE      SYPHILLUS 3280             10   8  0   79 STDS (450)
BASHING ATTACK   SONGBIRD 3153              12   6  0   75 DARK TOADZ (430)
AIMED BLOW       VINCENT CRABBE 3498        13   5  1   74 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
PARRY-STRIKE     TONY TAVLER 3226           12   6  1   72 VUELTA PELETON (421)
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 SUMMER 3617.  The ten other most popular fighters were KIRK GIBSON 3230, DREIHDEN 
PLUNGER 3344, GARRIOO 3802, SYPHILLUS 3280, BISHOP 3765, KINSLAYER 3421, HERPES III 
3715, CANON 2679, KAGES FAULT 3189, and SLOPPY DRUNK 3306.

The least popular fighter this week was SNAP 3001.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RICK DEMPSEY 3750, FNB 3004, STINKMONKEY 3778, DREIHDEN BLOOD 3800, 
ROBERT E. LEE 3743, BART SIMPSON 3126, NURNLING 3661, SUPERSOL 2977, DOUBLE HOMICIDE 
2990, and DIXIE 3787.