DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/18/2003    Duedate: 10/01/2003

DAIYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-272

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MICKEY HATCHER
1988 DODGERS (435)
(74-3356) [16-4-0,148]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MICKEY HATCHER                 BOB MAN
1988 DODGERS (435)             WILL'S PLACE (73)
(74-3356) [16-4-0,148]         (74-350) [1-1-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SYR-DAVAN                      JAY HOWELL
SAND DANCERS (251)             1988 DODGERS (435)
(74-3053) [19-22-2,85]         (74-3177) [11-8-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)       74
2. 1988 DODGERS (435)          38      SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
3. WICKED DESTINY (440)        33      Unchartered Team
4. DARK TOADZ (430)            29
5. NOPE (460)                  28      GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 LAME ALLIANCES (455)      14   4  1 77.8   1/ 2 VUELTA PELETON (421)     10  5 0
 2/ 2 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     63  35  5 64.3   2/ 4 1988 DODGERS (435)       10  5 0
 3/ 3 1988 DODGERS (435)        64  37  1 63.4   3/ 3 DARK TOADZ (430)          9  6 0
 4/ 4 DARK TOADZ (430)          61  39  0 61.0   4/10 WICKED DESTINY (440)      8  7 0
 5/ 5 CORPS (346)              328 218 18 60.1   5/13 EINHERJAR IV (454)        7  3 0
 6- 7*THE WILLBURYS 74 (406)     7   5  2 58.3   6/ 1 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       7  6 2
 7- 8 ARENA FELINES (461)       29  21  0 58.0   7/14 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     7  8 1
 8/ 6 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)  51  38  1 57.3   8/ 6 SAND DANCERS (251)        7  8 0
 9/ 9 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       57  44  4 56.4   9/ 8 PARTY GEEKS (431)         6  6 0
10-10 KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)   41  33  1 55.4  10/ 9 STDS (450)                6  8 1
11-11 REVELATIONS (400)         45  38  7 54.2  11-11*THE WILLBURYS 74 (406)    5  0 2
12/13 WICKED DESTINY (440)      50  46  4 52.1  12/12 CORPS (346)               5  1 1
13/14 EINHERJAR IV (454)        49  47  4 51.0  13/21 NOPE (460)                5  3 0
14/12 STDS (450)                49  49  2 50.0  14/ 7 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)  5  7 0
15/20 NOPE (460)                33  33  2 50.0  15/18 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     5 10 0
16/17 PARTY GEEKS (431)         39  41  2 48.8  16/ 5 THE DREIHDENS (433)       4  8 1
17/19 VUELTA PELETON (421)      51  54  2 48.6  17-15 SPRINGFIELD USA (425)     3  7 0
18/18 SAND DANCERS (251)       611 657 27 48.2  18-16 LAME ALLIANCES (455)      2  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/15 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)   13  14  1 48.1  19-17 KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)   2  1 0
20/16 THE DREIHDENS (433)       47  52  2 47.5  20-20 REVELATIONS (400)         2  2 0
21-21 WENSINWASIN SYNDIC (418)  37  41  6 47.4  21/25 CAT FIGHT (439)           2  6 0
22/ 0 ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)   139 190 10 42.2  22/ 0*GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  1  0 0
23/23 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     39  54  2 41.9  23/23*CARNIVOROUS SHEEP (487)   1  2 0
24-24*THE SOUTH (483)            2   3  0 40.0  24/19 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)   1  2 0
25/ 0*GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)   9  14  0 39.1  25/ 0 ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)    1  3 0
26-26 SPRINGFIELD USA (425)     36  58  1 38.3  26-27*THE SOUTH (483)           0  1 0
27/25 CAT FIGHT (439)           26  42  0 38.2  27/ 0*WILL'S PLACE (73)         0  1 0
28/ 0*WILL'S PLACE (73)          1   2  0 33.3  28-28 ARENA FELINES (461)       0  1 0
29/27*CARNIVOROUS SHEEP (487)    1   3  0 25.0  29-26 WENSINWASIN SYNDIC (418)  0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

The first stylemaster contest has been decided!  Congratulations to Tom Riddle for
graduating this turn and winning the striker stylemaster!   I know there are a lot of
disappointed strikers out there, but there are still nine contests left to win!  The
basher contest joins the ranks of the parry-strike contest with only two living
entries.  Talk about bloodthirsty!  A big thanks goes out to Vuelta Peleton for
actually announcing entry into the Wall of Steel contest a few turns ago!  Garfield
returned to the sands this turn and Darth Declawed was put back on the slasher list.
If any other manager returns and doesn't see their warrior's name, let me know so I
can put it back in.  Any questions?  Email me at: TigToad@qwest.net.  Good luck to
all! -- TigToad

Aimed Blow (4)
     *Vincent Crabbe       S. Slytherin         3498         64
     Virgin Queen          TigToad              3681         62
     Kinslayer             Bum                  3421         44
     Kokanee               Lance Turbo          3730          7
Basher (2)
     Songbird              TigToad              3153         72
     Ironhand Orc          Slaughter Priest     3190         42
Lunger (14)
     Father William        TigToad              3155        107
     Jay Howell            Zalgor Prigg         3177         90
     -Ganglare             Skullagrim           3324         87
     Gonorrhoea            Upinya               3283         80
     Lord Voldemort        S. Slytherin         3499         73
     Draco Malfoy          S. Slytherin         3500         68
     -Durbatuluk           Jack Wolfspider      3367         66
     Jadow                 Bum                  3214         59
     Sloppy Drunk          Berylstar            3306         48
     Kages Fault           Slaughter Priest     3189         42
     Nelson                Street Legal         3670         38
     Otto                  Street Legal         3128         35
     -Gimbatul             Jack Wolfspider      3392         31
     -Zidane Tribal        Kefka                3194         12
Parry-Lunge (5)
     Syphillus             Upinya               3280         86
     Dreihden Plunger      Dreihdenflahg        3344         70
     Nekkid Chick          Berylstar            3307         53
     Negatory              Nope Manager         3361         32
     Black Orpheus         TigToad              3709         32
Parry-Riposte (4)
     Ultra Endeavor        Slaughter Priest     3187         98
     Setzer Gabbiani       Kefka                3485         46
     -Nurnling             Jack Wolfspider      3661         45
     Apu                   Street Legal         3125         38
Parry-Strike (2)
     Tony Tavler           Dr. Mabuse           3226         82
     Kirk Gibson           Zalgor Prigg         3230         69
Slasher (8)
     *Mickey Hatcher       Zalgor Prigg         3356        140
     -Thrakatuluk          Jack Wolfspider      3343         86
     Krazy Kat             Abarsis              3550         65
     Santiago              TigToad              3654         52
     Darth Declawed        Garfield             3420         46
     Slut                  Lance Turbo          3491         41
     -Deep Flesh Wound     The Greek Guy        3723         21
     -Cyan Garamonde       Kefka                3195          9
Total Parry (8)
     <Eraser>              Manager              3425         88
     <Cookies Jones>       Manager              3422         84
     -Hofding Warg         Skullagrim           3469         71
     Gregory Goyle         S. Slytherin         3497         56
     -Krimpatul            Jack Wolfspider      3473         40
     -No                   Nope Manager         3359         37
     -Prissy Pants         The Greek Guy        3713         26
     -Cait Sith            Kefka                3196          4
Wall of Steel (4)
     Durany                Bum                  3213        101
     China                 Lance Turbo          3201         44
     Aitor Kintana         Dr. Mabuse           3801          9
     -Dancing Fool         Berylstar            3385          6
* Indicates first of style to become DM.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Rumor has it an incurable disease has swept 
the stable of THE DREIHDENS.  Note their drop in the rankings from 5th to 16th.  
Watch out!!!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive 
observation?) as EINHERJAR IV can attest...  Say what you will about blind luck and 
dirty fighting, but NOPE will tell you 33-33-2 is nothing to laugh at...  Practice 
pays for VINCENT CRABBE, who pummelled <COOKIE JONES>, to pocket 26 points.  Win 
some, lose some.  Speaking of which, DRACO MALFOY was winsome, after beating BLUN 
ZIGOR and seeing her lose 19 points.  A certain someone saw FONZ at The Crystal Wheel 
with the shakes, and now he fails to show up to defend his throne.  What a pathetic 
slob!  In DAIYLA KIV, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a 
new Duelmaster, MICKEY HATCHER.  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable 
walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are DAIYLA KIV's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like the noble 
eagle soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of STDS, alone and 
unchallenged.  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of FAULTY PREMISES, 
so did that sorry team shy from STDS Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and 
TSIRELL is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't SAND DANCERS proud!  LORD 
VOLDEMORT challenged ULTRA ENDEAVOR!  Who says SLYTHERIN HOUSE are just a bunch of 
wimps!  LORD VOLDEMORT of SLYTHERIN HOUSE kept his wits as he beat ULTRA ENDEAVOR.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Those who owe TOM RIDDLE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE money and had written him off, take note: 
he'S BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S MAD!!!  MARHAN HAMHAND in the Dark Arena 
wasn't enough for FRANKIE THE FISH of FORCE OF FIVE.  Maybe that certain serving 
girl(?) at The Crystal Wheel will be!  Citizens of DAIYLA KIV, be sure to settle your 
debts with AGAVE of ROOT OF ALL EVIL.  He's relocating to the Dark Arena and has 
other things on his mind!  Those who owe CANON of CORPS money and had written him 
off, take note:  he'S BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S MAD!!!  Questions are 
being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain 
tavern in DAIYLA KIV would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in DAIYLA KIV is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MICKEY HATCHER 3356          16   4  0   148       1988 DODGERS (435)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FATHER WILLIAM 3155          15   4  0   117       DARK TOADZ (430)
 DURANY 3213                  15   4  1   108       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 <FOLGER'S CRYSTALS> 3524     12   7  1   108       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
 LORD VOLDEMORT 3499          12   8  1   100       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 FRANKIE THE FISH 3489        14   6  2    99       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 SUMMER 3617                  10   7  1    99       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 JAY HOWELL 3177              11   8  0    98       1988 DODGERS (435)
 ANGEL EDO 3662               10   5  1    91       VUELTA PELETON (421)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINCENT CRABBE 3498          14   6  1    90       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 OREL HERSHISER 3180           9  10  0    90       1988 DODGERS (435)
 DRACO MALFOY 3500            12   7  1    89       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 SYPHILLUS 3280               12   8  0    89       STDS (450)
 CANON 2679                   16  12  1    87       CORPS (346)
-THRAKATULUK 3343              9   7  0    86       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
 JORU MANE 2299               20  23  2    85       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
 SYR-DAVAN 3053               19  22  2    85       SAND DANCERS (251)
 HOFDING WARG 3469            15   4  0    85       EINHERJAR IV (454)
 SONGBIRD 3153                13   7  0    84       DARK TOADZ (430)
 STAN THE MAN 3556            12   6  0    84       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 GANGLARE 3324                11   8  2    83       EINHERJAR IV (454)
 TILAEN TYL SANH 3098         13  14  0    80       SAND DANCERS (251)
 GONORRHOEA 3283              11   9  0    78       STDS (450)
 ULTRA ENDEAVOR 3187          12   7  0    76       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 <COOKIE JONES> 3422          14   5  0    75       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
 <ERASER> 3425                12   7  0    74       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
 TONY TAVLER 3226             13   7  1    73       VUELTA PELETON (421)
 <CORUSCATOR> 3424            10   9  0    72       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
 JADOW 3214                   11   8  0    70       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 BLUN ZIGOR 2774              16  20  0    69       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DURBATULUK 3367               9   7  0    66       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
 MAX FACTOR 3690               7   2  0    66       CORPS (346)
-DREIHDEN TAG 3759             5   2  1    66       THE DREIHDENS (433)
 KIRK GIBSON 3230             12   8  1    65       1988 DODGERS (435)
 IKER FLORES 3761              6   1  0    65       VUELTA PELETON (421)
-DOUBLE HOMICIDE 2990          7   3  0    64       REVELATIONS (400)
 DREIHDEN PLUNGER 3344        11   9  1    63       THE DREIHDENS (433)
 PELAK TEN ZORN 3062          12  23  0    59       SAND DANCERS (251)
 LOUD DRUNK 3554              12   5  1    57       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 SANTIAGO 3654                12   3  0    57       DARK TOADZ (430)
 KRAZY KAT 3550                7  10  0    57       FAULTY PREMISES (436)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TARAPYN 3088                 13   8  1    56       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
 DONSTAN 3061                 10  26  0    56       SAND DANCERS (251)
 NEKKID CHICK 3307            10   9  0    56       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 VIRGIN QUEEN 3681             9   5  0    56       DARK TOADZ (430)
 CHINA 3201                    9   7  0    56       CAT FIGHT (439)
 NANCY 3629                    6   2  0    56       CAT FIGHT (439)
 RICK DEMPSEY 3750             7   1  0    55       1988 DODGERS (435)
 GREGORY GOYLE 3497            9  11  0    54       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 IRONHAND ORC 3190             7  12  2    52       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
-SLAP YOURSELF 2991            5   5  0    52       REVELATIONS (400)
 CLONE MISHAP 3708             4   7  0    51       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 SLOPPY DRUNK 3306             8  11  0    49       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 NO 3359                       8   3  0    48       NOPE (460)
-CHILL FACTOR 2994             4   4  0    48       REVELATIONS (400)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IN THE PIT! 3792              4   0  0    47       EINHERJAR IV (454)
-DARTH DECLAWED 3420           7   3  0    46       ARENA FELINES (461)
 NEGATORY 3361                 6   6  1    46       NOPE (460)
 KINSLAYER 3421               10   9  0    45       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 SETZER GABBIANI 3485          9   8  1    45       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-NURNLING 3661                 7   5  0    45       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
 KAGES FAULT 3189              6  13  0    43       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 BLACK ORPHEUS 3709            8   4  0    40       DARK TOADZ (430)
-KRIMPATUL 3473                7   4  0    40       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
-NELSON 3670                   6   8  0    38       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)
-APU 3125                      4  14  0    38       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)
 FAI TESTH 2805                7  14  0    37       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
-CAT STEVENS 3363              6   4  0    36       ARENA FELINES (461)
-OTTO 3128                     6  13  0    35       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)
-APOSTLE PAUL II 3054          4   0  0    35       REVELATIONS (400)
-SUPERSOL 2977                 5   6  1    34       REVELATIONS (400)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOB MAN 350                   1   1  0    32       WILL'S PLACE (73)
-GIMBATUL 3392                 6   5  1    31       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
-SAND CAPPER 3362              5   5  0    30       ARENA FELINES (461)
 FAT PUNK 3721                 4   6  0    29       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-NOT POSSIBLE 3718             4   3  0    29       NOPE (460)
 SLUT 3491                     5  11  0    28       CAT FIGHT (439)
-FEROCIOUS FELINE 3366         5   5  0    28       ARENA FELINES (461)
 RAGING PYROTHAG 3320          2   3  0    27       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
-HERPES III 3715               6   3  1    26       STDS (450)
 DREIHDEN OBTUSE 3758          5   3  0    24       THE DREIHDENS (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PINKERTON 3735                2   0  1    23       CORPS (346)
 NEVER AGAIN 3685              5   3  0    22       NOPE (460)
-ABE SIMPSON 3764              2   4  0    20       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)
 BISHOP 3765                   2   4  1    19       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 TSIRELL 3793                  4   1  0    18       SAND DANCERS (251)
-D'ALLON 2982                  3   1  0    18       THE WILLBURYS 74 (406)
 GARIDO 3802                   3   0  0    17       VUELTA PELETON (421)
-IRON MAIDEN 3317              2   1  0    17       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
-LORD TAYLOR 3731              1   0  0    17       CORPS (346)
-DUBAWNT 3691                  2   4  0    16       CAT FIGHT (439)
-ROBERT E. LEE 3743            2   3  0    15       THE SOUTH (483)
 SIGARD 3748                   2   6  0    15       EINHERJAR IV (454)
-POP! 3003                     1   0  1    14       THE WILLBURYS 74 (406)
-KRAKEL 3002                   1   0  1    14       THE WILLBURYS 74 (406)
-FNB 3004                      1   0  0    13       THE WILLBURYS 74 (406)
-FROGGYENUFF4NO1 3651          1   3  0    13       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
-ICE TITAN 3318                3   2  0    12       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
-ZIDANE TRIBAL 3194            1   1  0    12       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-SNAP 3001                     1   0  0    12       THE WILLBURYS 74 (406)
-STINKMONKEY 3778              1   1  0    11       NOPE (460)
-YALOOSH 348                   0   1  0    11       WILL'S PLACE (73)
 INGVAR VANIER 3804            2   0  0     9       EINHERJAR IV (454)
-CYAN GARAMONDE 3195           2   0  0     9       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 KOKANEE 3730                  1   5  0     8       CAT FIGHT (439)
-THE TICK 3788                 1   3  0     8       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 DREIHDEN BLOOD 3800           1   3  0     6       THE DREIHDENS (433)
-DIXIE 3787                    1   3  0     6       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
-ALISIS URSUICIDE 3745         1   1  0     6       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
 HORNY HORROR 3798             1   3  0     6       CARNIVOROUS SHEEP (487)
-DANCING FOOL 3385             0   2  0     6       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 AITOR KINTANA 3801            1   2  0     5       VUELTA PELETON (421)
-SUM1GIVEMEANAME 3649          1   1  0     4       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
-CAIT SITH 3196                1   1  0     4       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAN OWEN 3810                 1   0  0     3       WICKED DESTINY (440)
-LOCKE COLE 3486               0   2  0     3       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-MAGGIE SIMPSON 3805           0   1  0     1       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)
 TRICH 3807                    0   1  0     1       STDS (450)
 GENITAL WART 3808             0   1  0     1       STDS (450)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KOLAS STONEATER 18     0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          TOM RIDDLE 3501       272 NONE    
MARHAN HAMHAND 22      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          FRANKIE THE FISH 3489 272 NONE    
DARINHASS THE FIRS 27  0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          CANON 2679            272 NONE    
DREIHDEN TP 3166      14  4 0 THE DREIHDENS 433     FRANKIE THE FISH 3489 270         
AGAVE 2300            13 30 0 ROOT OF ALL EVIL 247  DARINHASS THE FIRS 27 272 NONE    
BART SIMPSON 3126      8 10 0 SPRINGFIELD USA 425   DREIHDEN TAG 3759     270         
I'M JUST A GIRL 3650   2  5 1 WENSINWASIN SYNDI 418 HERPES III 3715       271         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Garfield -- Did you want me to re-enter your warriors into the contest now that
you've reactivated?  Or are you just here to tourney time? -- TigToad

This is a disturbing trend, my last 5 turns I've gone 4-1, 1-4, 4-1, 1-4 and 4-1...
here's bucking the trend THIS turn.... -- TigToad

Ahem...ahem..."Songbird"...you fought like a slap jawed freak, a three toed Dwarf,
aaaaah...what a pleasure it has been infecting you.  I think you should remove that
hauberk to lighten your fat arse up. -- Syphillus, STDS

Vincent Crabb -- "Soft Shell Crabb" -- bah!  Should have sued my fist...the fight
would've lasted longer.  You're very disappointing for a Crabb. -- Gonorrhoea

Wensinwasin Syndicat -- I think you can do the math on this..."Subtract (1) from you
stable."  Don't bother with any bloodfeuds...Herpes will be resting up for (4) turns.
ahem...it gives me great pleasure to see one of your gladiators be sent on to the
next life, face down...how wonderful!!!  Do the math: (-1) plus, Herpes (4) turns off
and what do you get??  Well you do the math! -- Upinya, STDS

Orel Hershiser -- Sir, you should take note of your team name and dodge more! -- Syr-
Davan

Krazy Kat -- Mantor, not the sand!  You really ARE crazy, aren't you? -- Pelak ten
Zorn

Virgin Queen -- (hurt, innocent look)  Was it something I said? -- Donstan

Father William -- It was when you stood on your head that I got really confused. --
Tilaen tyl Sanh

Fat Punk -- All things considered, you're faster off the mark than I expected. --
Tsirell

All -- I have lost all my arena information.  Could anyone please help me with some
fighter styles?  I would appreciate it. -- Skullagrim, Einherjar IV

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

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

9 September 2003
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MANAGERS!  If you think you have what it takes to match
wits and blades with some of the best managers in Alastari, then WE WANT YOU!  The
Tournament Of The Golden Scrod #4 will begin in Aradi (DM 60) the turn after the Fall
Mail-In.  It's not too late for you to sign up.  I realize that many of you may be
hesitant after seeing that myself and Hombre have teamed up again, but we'll try to
take it easy on you guys a little bit.  For more information on T#%S IV, please
contact me at ganolus@aol.com.  We're looking for a few good managers...the few, the
proud, the TOGS!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

15 September 2003
An Announcement Concerning the Brotherhood of the Blade Alliance:
     I have chosen to withdraw my membership from the Brotherhood of the Blade
alliance.  The years I have spent in the alliance have been the best of my DM career.
I leave the alliance with many great friends and will always remain close to my
former brethren.
     The Brotherhood of the Blade will not skip a beat without my membership.  It
remains in very capable hands and its roster is among the strongest in the game.
With the return on some of its founding members to DM, I know the BOB will continue
to grow in strength and prestige in the years to come. -- The Sandman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TOM RIDDLE viciously butchered KOLAS STONEATER in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
FRANKIE THE FISH murdered MARHAN HAMHAND in a exciting 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
AGAVE was slaughtered by DARINHASS THE FIRST in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
CANON assassinated DARINHASS THE FIRST in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
MAX FACTOR bested KRAZY KAT in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
IKER FLORES luckily beat NANCY in a exciting 5 minute bloody Challenge struggle.
DURANY overcame SUMMER in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
GANGLARE was handily defeated by FATHER WILLIAM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
KIRK GIBSON lost to TILAEN TYL SANH in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
HOFDING WARG outwaited <ERASER> in a slow 25 minute Challenge fight.
LORD VOLDEMORT overpowered ULTRA ENDEAVOR in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
JAY HOWELL savagely defeated SYR-DAVAN in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge match.
OREL HERSHISER viciously subdued TONY TAVLER in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge battle.
VINCENT CRABBE handily defeated <COOKIE JONES> in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
JADOW defeated VIRGIN QUEEN in a action packed 1 minute expert's Challenge struggle.
KAGES FAULT was beaten by NEKKID CHICK in a 2 minute master's Challenge brawl.
RICK DEMPSEY bested DONSTAN in a exciting 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CHINA beat PELAK TEN ZORN in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
IN THE PIT! overpowered SLUT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SIGARD was devastated by BLACK ORPHEUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
KOKANEE lost to GARIDO in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
AITOR KINTANA was viciously subdued by TSIRELL in a 5 minute Challenge duel.
STAN THE MAN was demolished by <FOLGER'S CRYSTALS> in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MICKEY HATCHER vanquished GONORRHOEA in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
JORU MANE was savagely defeated by ANGEL EDO in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
<CORUSCATOR> lost to SYPHILLUS in a 2 minute veteran's fray.
BLUN ZIGOR was handily defeated by DRACO MALFOY in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
DREIHDEN PLUNGER was vanquished by SONGBIRD in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SANTIAGO overpowered FAT PUNK in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KINSLAYER was defeated by IRONHAND ORC in a popular 2 minute gory veteran's match.
NO luckily beat SLOPPY DRUNK in a 2 minute gory bout.
SETZER GABBIANI slimly lost to LOUD DRUNK in a 2 minute bloody match.
GREGORY GOYLE was viciously subdued by CLONE MISHAP in a 4 minute fight.
DREIHDEN OBTUSE was demolished by NEGATORY in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided struggle.
FAI TESTH overpowered BOB MAN in a 2 minute bloody one-sided match.
NEVER AGAIN subdued HORNY HORROR in a 4 minute duel.
BISHOP overpowered TURO JAGUARCLAW in a 1 minute uneven bout.
RAGING PYROTHAG beat DREIHDEN BLOOD in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur competition.
INGVAR VANIER beat TRICH in a 2 minute novice's fight.
GENITAL WART was outwaited by VAN OWEN in a monotonous 18 minute amateur's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         TOTAL PARRY       66 -  56 -  0      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         SLASHING ATTACK   49 -  43 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  19 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         WALL OF STEEL     32 -  31 -  2      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         LUNGING ATTACK    97 -  94 -  4      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK  104 - 101 -  8      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        33 -  34 -  0      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     26 -  31 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-LUNGE       33 -  40 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    31 -  53 -  4      37  |

Turn 272 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MICKEY HATCHER 3356        16   4  0  148 1988 DODGERS (435)
LUNGING ATTACK   FATHER WILLIAM 3155        15   4  0  117 DARK TOADZ (430)
WALL OF STEEL    DURANY 3213                15   4  1  108 WICKED DESTINY (440)
STRIKING ATTACK  <FOLGER'S CRYSTALS> 3524   12   7  1  108 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
AIMED BLOW       VINCENT CRABBE 3498        14   6  1   90 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
PARRY-LUNGE      SYPHILLUS 3280             12   8  0   89 STDS (450)
TOTAL PARRY      HOFDING WARG 3469          15   4  0   85 EINHERJAR IV (454)
BASHING ATTACK   SONGBIRD 3153              13   7  0   84 DARK TOADZ (430)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ULTRA ENDEAVOR 3187        12   7  0   76 FAULTY PREMISES (436)
PARRY-STRIKE     TONY TAVLER 3226           13   7  1   73 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 JAY HOWELL 3177.  The ten other most popular fighters were TSIRELL 3793, NANCY 
3629, CLONE MISHAP 3708, OREL HERSHISER 3180, DONSTAN 3061, IRONHAND ORC 3190, ANGEL 
EDO 3662, SUMMER 3617, VINCENT CRABBE 3498, and JADOW 3214.

The least popular fighter this week was <ERASER> 3425.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOFDING WARG 3469, GENITAL WART 3808, VAN OWEN 3810, HORNY HORROR 3798, 
BOB MAN 350, DREIHDEN OBTUSE 3758, GREGORY GOYLE 3497, FAT PUNK 3721, DREIHDEN 
PLUNGER 3344, and BLUN ZIGOR 2774.

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

MICKEY HATCHER (74-3356) 1988 DODGERS (435)

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

FONZ (74-3332) LAME ALLIANCES (455)
TOM RIDDLE (74-3501) SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXI

GATEWAY TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHARP 2739 (83-36-0)                   4  3  0         CORPS                

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SANYO 2838 (45-21-0)                   2  3  0         CORPS                
LOWLY WORM 56 (153-105-1)              1  4  0         SCARRY BEASTIES      
PRIME EVIL MAN 2332 (107-27-0)         1  4  0         EVILUTION            

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PATIENCE 1734 (63-43-0)                6  3  0         NO SURRENDER         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLESH RIPPER 3375 (9-2-0)              6  3  0         LUROCIANS XI         
GODIVA 2800 (17-5-0)                   2  3  0         CORPS                

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
<COOKIE JONES> 3422 (11-3-0)           4  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES ZC   
MICKEY HATCHER 3356 (11-4-0)           3  3  0         1988 DODGERS         
LIVER SPOT 1958 (0-0-0)                0  3  0         FATALITY SIMS. INC.  

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FONZ 3332 (10-4-1)                    11  3  0         LAME ALLIANCES       
DEATH STRIKE 3368 (9-3-0)             10  3  0         LUROCIANS XI         
OREL HERSHISER 3180 (8-6-0)            8  3  0         1988 DODGERS         
TOM RIDDLE 3501 (12-2-1)               8  3  0         SLYTHERIN HOUSE      
DRACO MALFOY 3500 (9-5-1)              6  3  0         SLYTHERIN HOUSE      
LORD VOLDEMORT 3499 (10-5-1)           5  3  0         SLYTHERIN HOUSE      
<ERASER> 3425 (10-4-0)                 4  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES ZC   
GONORRHOEA 3283 (8-7-0)                4  3  0         STDS                 
GREGORY GOYLE 3497 (8-7-0)             4  3  0         SLYTHERIN HOUSE      
DREIHDEN TP 3166 (13-2-0)              3  3  0         THE DREIHDENS        
FATHER WILLIAM 3155 (10-4-0)           3  3  0         DARK TOADZ           
NOVICES 3334 (5-8-1)                   3  3  0         TC'S ARE US          
ULTRA ENDEAVOR 3187 (10-5-0)           3  3  0         FAULTY PREMISES      
DRUWEZ 3387 (2-5-0)                    2  3  0         GLACIATION GUILD     
IRONHAND ORC 3190 (6-9-2)              2  3  0         FAULTY PREMISES      
JAY HOWELL 3177 (7-7-0)                2  3  0         1988 DODGERS         
DRIPS 3541 (8-4-0)                     1  3  0         STDS                 
DURANY 3213 (12-3-1)                   1  3  0         WICKED DESTINY       
HIV#3 3518 (8-7-1)                     1  3  0         STDS                 
LOUD DRUNK 3554 (9-3-1)                1  3  0         PARTY GEEKS          
NEKKID CHICK 3307 (6-8-0)              1  3  0         PARTY GEEKS          
SLOPPY DRUNK 3306 (8-6-0)              1  3  0         PARTY GEEKS          
SONGBIRD 3153 (11-4-0)                 1  3  0         DARK TOADZ           
STAN THE MAN 3556 (9-4-0)              1  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        
SYPHILLUS 3280 (8-7-0)                 1  3  0         STDS                 
TARAPYN 3088 (13-7-1)                  1  3  0         WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT 
TONY TAVLER 3226 (11-4-1)              1  3  0         VUELTA PELETON       
DREIHDEN PLUNGER 3344 (9-6-1)          1  4  0         THE DREIHDENS        
KIRK GIBSON 3230 (10-5-1)              0  3  0         1988 DODGERS         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NURNLING 3661 (6-3-0)                  5  3  0         KNIGHTS OF MORDOR    
NO 3359 (7-3-0)                        3  3  0         NOPE                 
VIRGIN QUEEN 3681 (6-3-0)              3  3  0         DARK TOADZ           
AYLA 3538 (1-2-0)                      2  3  0         GLACIATION GUILD     
MAX FACTOR 3690 (3-1-0)                2  3  0         CORPS                
VINNAR 3537 (1-2-0)                    1  3  0         GLACIATION GUILD     
NEGATORY 3361 (5-5-1)                  0  3  0         NOPE                 

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RAGING PYROTHAG 3320 (1-3-0)          16  2  0         GEMSTONE CREATIONS   
PRISSY PANTS 3713 (3-4-0)              4  3  0         LUROCIANS XI         
DEEP FLESH WOUND 3723 (4-2-0)          3  3  0         LUROCIANS XI         
IRON MAIDEN 3317 (2-1-0)               3  3  0         GEMSTONE CREATIONS   
NOT POSSIBLE 3718 (3-3-0)              2  4  0         NOPE                 
FAT PUNK 3721 (1-4-0)                  1  3  0         PARTY GEEKS          
DANCING FOOL 3385 (0-2-0)              0  3  0         PARTY GEEKS          
HERPES III 3715 (4-2-0)                0  3  0         STDS                 
LARRY 2239 (1-0-0)                     0  3  0         FATALITY SIMS. INC.  

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IKER FLORES 3761 (2-0-0)               8  3  0         VUELTA PELETON       
RICK DEMPSEY 3750 (2-1-0)              3  3  0         1988 DODGERS         
DREIHDEN OBTUSE 3758 (2-1-0)           2  3  0         THE DREIHDENS        
DREIHDEN TAG 3759 (2-1-0)              2  3  0         THE DREIHDENS        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHUCKY 3769 (0-0-0)                    4  1  0  DEAD   BIG COUNTRY II       
BRUTUS 3768 (0-0-0)                    4  3  0         BIG COUNTRY II       
LORD TAYLOR 3731 (0-0-0)               3  3  0         CORPS                
THOLIE 3698 (0-0-0)                    3  3  0         GLACIATION GUILD     
BILLY JOEL 3770 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         BIG COUNTRY II       
BILLY BOB 3767 (0-0-0)                 1  3  1         BIG COUNTRY II       
GERBIL ASSASSIN 3775 (0-0-0)           0  3  0         LUROCIANS XI         
PINKERTON 3735 (0-0-0)                 0  3  0         CORPS                
STINKMONKEY 3778 (0-0-0)               0  3  0         NOPE