DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/02/2003    Duedate: 10/15/2003

DAIYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-273

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

<FOLGER'S CRYSTALS>
SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
(74-3524) [13-7-1,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

<FOLGER'S CRYSTALS>            STAUROLITE
SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)       GIRLS BEST FRIEND (477)
(74-3524) [13-7-1,118]         (74-3531) [1-0-0,14]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SYR-DAVAN                      <CORUSCATOR>
SAND DANCERS (251)             SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
(74-3053) [19-23-2,82]         (74-3424) [11-9-0,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADZ (430)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)    42
2. INSIGNIFICANCE (414)        29      SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
3. WICKED DESTINY (440)        27      Unchartered Team
4. CORPS (346)                 23
5. FORCE OF FIVE (470)         22      GIRLS BEST FRIEND (477)

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/ 3 DARK TOADZ (430)         11  4 0
 2/ 2 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     66  37  5 64.1   2/ 1 VUELTA PELETON (421)     10  5 0
 3/ 3 1988 DODGERS (435)        67  39  1 63.2   3/ 7 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     9  6 1
 4/ 4 DARK TOADZ (430)          64  41  0 61.0   4/ 2 1988 DODGERS (435)        9  6 0
 5/ 5 CORPS (346)              331 220 18 60.1   5/14 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)  8  4 0
 6/ 8 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)  55  38  1 59.1   6/ 6 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       8  5 3
 7- 7 ARENA FELINES (461)       29  21  0 58.0   7/ 4 WICKED DESTINY (440)      8  7 0
 8/ 9 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       61  45  6 57.5   8/12 CORPS (346)               6  3 1
 9/10 KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)   42  35  1 54.5   9/15 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     6  9 0
10/ 0 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      43  37  4 53.8  10/ 5 EINHERJAR IV (454)        5  5 1
11/12 WICKED DESTINY (440)      53  48  4 52.5  11/10 STDS (450)                5  7 1
12/13 EINHERJAR IV (454)        51  50  5 50.5  12/21 CAT FIGHT (439)           5  7 0
13-15 NOPE (460)                33  33  2 50.0  13/ 8 SAND DANCERS (251)        5 10 0
14/ 0*GIRLS BEST FRIEND (477)    1   1  0 50.0  14-13 NOPE (460)                4  1 0
15/14 STDS (450)                50  51  2 49.5  15/ 9 PARTY GEEKS (431)         4  8 0
16/17 VUELTA PELETON (421)      53  57  2 48.2  16/25 ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)    3  5 0
17/18 SAND DANCERS (251)       613 660 27 48.2  17/ 0 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      2  0 1
18-21 WENSINWASIN SYNDIC (418)  37  41  6 47.4  18-17 SPRINGFIELD USA (425)     2  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/16 PARTY GEEKS (431)         39  45  2 46.4  19/16 THE DREIHDENS (433)       2 10 0
20/19 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)   13  15  1 46.4  20-18 LAME ALLIANCES (455)      1  0 0
21/20 THE DREIHDENS (433)       47  57  2 45.2  21-22*GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  1  0 0
22/22 ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)   141 192 10 42.3  22/ 0*GIRLS BEST FRIEND (477)   1  1 0
23/23 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     41  57  2 41.8  23/19 KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)   1  2 0
24/27 CAT FIGHT (439)           29  43  0 40.3  24/23*CARNIVOROUS SHEEP (487)   0  3 0
25-25*GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)   9  14  0 39.1  25/24 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)   0  3 0
26-26 SPRINGFIELD USA (425)     36  58  1 38.3  26-28 ARENA FELINES (461)       0  1 0
27-28*WILL'S PLACE (73)          1   2  0 33.3  27-27*WILL'S PLACE (73)         0  1 0
28/29*CARNIVOROUS SHEEP (487)    1   4  0 20.0  28-29 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 stylemaster contest has yet another champion.  Congratulations to Mickey Hatcher
on winning the Slasher competition.  That puts two contests down and eight to go with
only five turns left in Zalcon!  We have three lungers in the challenger champions
right now to make for the next contest where a warrior could take the throne!  The
Total Parry contest took a hard right last turn as Hofding Warg re-activated, won and
pulled ahead of Manager's total parries at 2 and 3 in the standings.  As always, any
questions email me at: TigToad@qwest.net

Style/Name           Manager              ID #        Rec
Aimed Blow (4)
*Vincent Crabbe      S. Slytherin         3498         90
Virgin Queen         TigToad              3681         56
Kinslayer            Bum                  3421         45
Kokanee              Lance Turbo          3730          8

Basher (2)
Songbird             TigToad              3153         84
Ironhand Orc         Slaughter Priest     3190         52

Lunger (14)
Father William       TigToad              3155        117
Lord Voldemort       S. Slytherin         3499        100
Jay Howell           Zalgor Prigg         3177         98
Draco Malfoy         S. Slytherin         3500         89
Ganglare             Skullagrim           3324         83
Gonorrhoea           Upinya               3283         78
Jadow                Bum                  3214         70
-Durbatuluk          Jack Wolfspider      3367         66
Sloppy Drunk         Berylstar            3306         49
Kages Fault          Slaughter Priest     3189         43
-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         89
Dreihden Plunger     Dreihdenflahg        3344         63
Nekkid Chick         Berylstar            3307         56
Negatory             Nope Manager         3361         45
Black Orpheus        TigToad              3709         40

Parry-Riposte (4)
Ultra Endeavor       Slaughter Priest     3187         76
Setzer Gabbiani      Kefka                3485         45
-Nurnling            Jack Wolfspider      3661         45
-Apu                 Street Legal         3125         38

Parry-Strike (2)
Tony Tavler          Dr. Mabuse           3226         73
Kirk Gibson          Zalgor Prigg         3230         65

Total Parry (7)
Hofding Warg         Skullagrim           3469         85
<Cookies Jones>      Manager              3422         75
<Eraser>             Manager              3425         74
Gregory Goyle        S. Slytherin         3497         54
-No                  Nope Manager         3359         48
-Krimpatul           Jack Wolfspider      3473         40
-Cait Sith           Kefka                3196          4

Wall of Steel (4)
Durany               Bum                  3213        108
China                Lance Turbo          3201         56
-Dancing Fool        Berylstar            3385          6
Aitor Kintana        Dr. Mabuse           3801          5

* Indicates first of style to become DM.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt DAIYLA KIV will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as VUELTA PELETON is pushed out of top team by DARK TOADZ, who came from 
3rd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are 
sorrows to drown for PARTY GEEKS, whose 0-4-0 this turn dropped them by 6 into 15th.  
SUPERIOR FORCES ZC stable has parlayed this turn's 4-0-0 into a 9 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 5th place.  Good work, guys!  The CAT FIGHT guild 
has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where 
this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, GROUND POUNDER fought DURBATULUK and 
gained 24 points and contributed to INSIGNIFICANCE's 2-0-1.  RICK DEMPSEY has lost to 
KINSLAYER, falling 14 points, while helping make 1988 DODGERS a 3-2-0 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and MICKEY HATCHER remains DAIYLA 
KIV's top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Crystal Wheel uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the DARK TOADZ 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on DAIYLA KIV, what are you afraid 
of?  And avoiding DARK TOADZ more than any other team we find FAULTY PREMISES.  
DAIYLA KIV, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports 
fans, take notice that FATHER WILLIAM from DARK TOADZ was DAIYLA KIV's most 
challenged warrior this turn.  In a fit of brilliance or of stupidity (hard to say 
sometimes), GANGLARE challenged FATHER WILLIAM today, facing a 34 difference in 
recognition.  And now nobody knows where FATHER WILLIAM is right now, after giving 
GANGLARE 25 points worth of recognition.  As quiet chuckles rise behind me.  In a 
brave attempt, SYPHILLUS from STDS challenged up 19 points to fight <FOLGER'S 
CRYSTALS> from the SUPERIOR FORCES ZC stable.  SYPHILLUS perhaps got hers just 
desserts, seeing as she was defeated by <FOLGER'S CRYSTALS> and ended up with 84 
recognition points.  LORD TAYLOR of CORPS had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 11 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought LORD TAYLOR showed 
great skill and promise when he subdued DREIHDEN BLOOD.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  The grave that FORCE OF FIVE had 
dug for FRANKIE THE FISH may yet be filled with the body of CHANNA THE DANCER.  
Seldom are the likes of this to be seen.  FRANKIE THE FISH lives still!  You gotta do 
what you gotta do.  CORPS has sent CANON to the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift 
the ale, and toast the memory.  ROOT OF ALL EVIL made what looks to be a tough 
decision this turn, as they sent BLUN ZIGOR, with a record of 16-20-0, to BLUN ZIGOR 
death.  Farewell, hers.  STAN THE MAN must have surprised FORCE OF FIVE this turn, 
after they sent him to the Dark Arena, but the Dark Arena couldn't hold him!  KNIGHTS 
OF MORDOR has lost DURBATULUK to the arena in the sky, but they don't seem to be 
worried.  What do you expect from 9-8-0?  I wish to point out for THE DREIHDENS that 
there is but a single turn before FORCE OF FIVE and their warrior, FRANKIE THE FISH, 
will get away with killing DREIHDEN TP.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob 
the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 <FOLGER'S CRYSTALS> 3524     13   7  1   118       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAY HOWELL 3177              12   8  0   113       1988 DODGERS (435)
 SUMMER 3617                  11   7  1   110       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 GANGLARE 3324                12   8  2   108       EINHERJAR IV (454)
 VINCENT CRABBE 3498          15   6  1   106       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 FRANKIE THE FISH 3489        15   6  3   101       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 DURANY 3213                  15   5  1    95       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 OREL HERSHISER 3180          10  10  0    94       1988 DODGERS (435)
 LORD VOLDEMORT 3499          12   9  1    93       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 THRAKATULUK 3343             10   7  0    93       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
 JORU MANE 2299               21  23  2    92       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
 <COOKIE JONES> 3422          15   5  0    91       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JADOW 3214                   12   8  0    89       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 GONORRHOEA 3283              12   9  0    89       STDS (450)
 STAN THE MAN 3556            13   6  1    87       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 TILAEN TYL SANH 3098         14  14  0    84       SAND DANCERS (251)
 GROUND POUNDER 3058          12   8  1    84       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 SYPHILLUS 3280               12   9  0    84       STDS (450)
 ANGEL EDO 3662               10   6  1    84       VUELTA PELETON (421)
 DRACO MALFOY 3500            12   8  1    83       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 SYR-DAVAN 3053               19  23  2    82       SAND DANCERS (251)
 FATHER WILLIAM 3155          15   5  0    82       DARK TOADZ (430)
 <ERASER> 3425                13   7  0    81       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
 <CORUSCATOR> 3424            11   9  0    81       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
 TONY TAVLER 3226             14   7  1    80       VUELTA PELETON (421)
 HOFDING WARG 3469            15   5  0    78       EINHERJAR IV (454)
 SONGBIRD 3153                13   8  0    77       DARK TOADZ (430)
 ULTRA ENDEAVOR 3187          12   8  0    73       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 MAX FACTOR 3690               8   2  0    70       CORPS (346)
 SANTIAGO 3654                13   3  0    68       DARK TOADZ (430)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KINSLAYER 3421               11   9  0    66       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 VIRGIN QUEEN 3681            10   5  0    66       DARK TOADZ (430)
 IRONHAND ORC 3190             8  12  2    66       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 CHINA 3201                   10   7  0    65       CAT FIGHT (439)
 DREIHDEN TAG 3759             5   3  1    65       THE DREIHDENS (433)
 IKER FLORES 3761              6   2  0    63       VUELTA PELETON (421)
 KIRK GIBSON 3230             12   9  1    62       1988 DODGERS (435)
 PELAK TEN ZORN 3062          12  24  0    60       SAND DANCERS (251)
 DREIHDEN PLUNGER 3344        11  10  1    60       THE DREIHDENS (433)
 GREGORY GOYLE 3497           10  11  0    58       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 NANCY 3629                    7   2  0    58       CAT FIGHT (439)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONSTAN 3061                 10  27  0    57       SAND DANCERS (251)
 CLONE MISHAP 3708             5   7  0    57       FAULTY PREMISES (436)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TARAPYN 3088                 13   8  1    56       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
 NEKKID CHICK 3307            10  10  0    56       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 LOUD DRUNK 3554              12   6  1    55       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 KRAZY KAT 3550                7  11  0    53       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 BLACK ORPHEUS 3709            9   4  0    52       DARK TOADZ (430)
 SLOPPY DRUNK 3306             8  12  0    50       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-NO 3359                       8   3  0    48       NOPE (460)
-DARTH DECLAWED 3420           7   3  0    46       ARENA FELINES (461)
-NEGATORY 3361                 6   6  1    46       NOPE (460)
 KAGES FAULT 3189              6  14  0    44       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 IN THE PIT! 3792              4   1  0    43       EINHERJAR IV (454)
-CRAZY MARY 3051              10   8  0    42       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 SETZER GABBIANI 3485          9   9  1    41       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 NURNLING 3661                 7   6  0    41       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
 RICK DEMPSEY 3750             7   2  0    41       1988 DODGERS (435)
-KRIMPATUL 3473                7   4  0    40       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
-NELSON 3670                   6   8  0    38       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)
 SLUT 3491                     6  11  0    38       CAT FIGHT (439)
-APU 3125                      4  14  0    38       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)
 FAI TESTH 2805                7  15  0    36       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
-CAT STEVENS 3363              6   4  0    36       ARENA FELINES (461)
-OTTO 3128                     6  13  0    35       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARIDO 3802                   4   0  0    33       VUELTA PELETON (421)
-BOB MAN 350                   1   1  0    32       WILL'S PLACE (73)
-GIMBATUL 3392                 6   5  1    31       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
-NICOTINE FIT 3052             6   6  0    30       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
-SAND CAPPER 3362              5   5  0    30       ARENA FELINES (461)
-NOT POSSIBLE 3718             4   3  0    29       NOPE (460)
-CROP DUSTER 3378              3   0  1    29       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 TSIRELL 3793                  5   1  0    28       SAND DANCERS (251)
-FEROCIOUS FELINE 3366         5   5  0    28       ARENA FELINES (461)
 PINKERTON 3735                3   0  1    27       CORPS (346)
-RAGING PYROTHAG 3320          2   3  0    27       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
-HERPES III 3715               6   3  1    26       STDS (450)
 LORD TAYLOR 3731              2   0  0    24       CORPS (346)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAT PUNK 3721                 4   7  0    23       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 RIOT ACT 3477                 3   1  0    23       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
-NEVER AGAIN 3685              5   3  0    22       NOPE (460)
 SIGARD 3748                   3   6  1    22       EINHERJAR IV (454)
-ABE SIMPSON 3764              2   4  0    20       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)
-IRON MAIDEN 3317              2   1  0    17       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
 BISHOP 3765                   2   5  1    16       WICKED DESTINY (440)
-DUBAWNT 3691                  2   4  0    16       CAT FIGHT (439)
 STAUROLITE 3531               1   0  0    14       GIRLS BEST FRIEND (477)
 DIXIE 3787                    2   3  0    13       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
-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)
-STINKMONKEY 3778              1   1  0    11       NOPE (460)
-YALOOSH 348                   0   1  0    11       WILL'S PLACE (73)
-CYAN GARAMONDE 3195           2   0  0     9       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 KOKANEE 3730                  1   6  0     9       CAT FIGHT (439)
 XEN SHIRN 3809                1   0  0     9       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
 INGVAR VANIER 3804            2   1  0     7       EINHERJAR IV (454)
 DREIHDEN BLOOD 3800           1   4  0     7       THE DREIHDENS (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANSY PARKINSON 3814          1   0  0     7       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 THE TICK 3788                 1   4  0     7       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 VAN OWEN 3810                 2   0  0     6       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 AITOR KINTANA 3801            1   3  0     6       VUELTA PELETON (421)
-ALISIS URSUICIDE 3745         1   1  0     6       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
-DANCING FOOL 3385             0   2  0     6       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 LAPIS LAZULI 3532             0   1  0     5       GIRLS BEST FRIEND (477)
-SUM1GIVEMEANAME 3649          1   1  0     4       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
-CAIT SITH 3196                1   1  0     4       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-LOCKE COLE 3486               0   2  0     3       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 GENITAL WART 3808             0   2  0     2       STDS (450)
-MAGGIE SIMPSON 3805           0   1  0     1       SPRINGFIELD USA (425)
-TRICH 3807                    0   1  0     1       STDS (450)
 DREIHDEN BUM 3806             0   1  0     1       THE DREIHDENS (433)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HORNY HORROR 3798      1  4 0 CARNIVOROUS SHEEP 487 SIGARD 3748           273         
CANON 2679            16 13 1 CORPS 346             STONE GOLEM 26        273 NONE    
YANKEE DOODLE 3820     0  1 0 CORPS 346             TALL SHARO-SKA 21     273 NONE    
CHANNA THE DANCER 24   0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          FRANKIE THE FISH 3489 273 NONE    
LORD OF THE SANDS 25   0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          STAN THE MAN 3556     273 NONE    
DREIHDEN OBTUSE 3758   5  4 0 THE DREIHDENS 433     KOLAS STONEATER 18    273 NONE    
DREIHDEN TP 3166      14  4 0 THE DREIHDENS 433     FRANKIE THE FISH 3489 270         
DURBATULUK 3367        9  8 0 KNIGHTS OF MORDOR 457 GROUND POUNDER 3058   273         
BLUN ZIGOR 2774       16 21 0 ROOT OF ALL EVIL 247  MARHAN HAMHAND 22     273 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

Upinya -- Where do I start?  You, for one, obviously cannot add.  Seeing that I
rarely run in this arena anymore, the only reason I ran I'm Just A Girl was to get
her prepped for the coming up tourney.  Well, shoot that idea to hell.  Now there is
a new agenda.  Since you like to run your pie hole, you will not only pay for her
death but for writing checks that your ass can't cash.  Your warriors will now face
the undying wrath of Wensinwasin.  No matter how far along you are in this game, you
have made a new enemy and his name is Youngblood, and where Youngblood goes, so does
the Firm, and where the Firm goes, destruction comes with them. -- Youngblood

Donston -- Of course it wasn't you.  It was me.  I'm just like that, I'm sorry. --
Virgin Queen

Tilaen Tyl Sanh -- Whatever it takes.  If standing on my head is the little bit of
extra effort I need...I'll do it. -- Father William

Lord V. -- Nice fight!  Darn it.  You're not supposed to get away after I steal init.
on your first swing!  Guess I still need two or three attacks in a row to start
critting on the parry tactic....  (Pretty good skill teaching considering how long
we've been around though.) -- Ultra E.

G. Goyle -- Heh, were you as surprised in how that went as I was?  Did you come off
parry or was the min 4 tempo just that good for me? -- C. Mishap

Kinslayer -- Oops, now I know why that wee small voice in my head said to target an
arm instead of the head last turn. -- I. Orc

Kirk Gibson -- If dodging won't do it, try parrying.  You never know, it might work.
-- Tilaen tyl Sanh

Jay Howell -- Ouch!  You're not bad for your style. -- Syr-Davan

Rick Dempsey -- Hey, don't we get to fight anyone ELSE? -- Donstan

China -- But not fragile, I see. -- Pelak ten Zorn

Aitor Kintana -- That was a severe test.  Good work, just not quite good enough, hmm?
-- Tsirell

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

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FRANKIE THE FISH viciously butchered CHANNA THE DANCER in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
CANON was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a action packed 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
BLUN ZIGOR was assassinated by MARHAN HAMHAND in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
STAN THE MAN viciously butchered LORD OF THE SANDS in a 2 minute Dark Arena contest.
DREIHDEN OBTUSE was murdered by KOLAS STONEATER in a 2 minute Dark Arena competition.
YANKEE DOODLE was dispatched by TALL SHARO-SKA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GANGLARE devastated FATHER WILLIAM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
IKER FLORES was viciously subdued by <CORUSCATOR> in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
SUMMER vanquished ANGEL EDO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
JAY HOWELL savagely defeated DURANY in a popular 3 minute expert's Challenge duel.
JADOW overpowered SYR-DAVAN in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SYPHILLUS was demolished by <FOLGER'S CRYSTALS> in a 1 minute Challenge Title match.
VINCENT CRABBE demolished HOFDING WARG in a 2 minute gory mismatched Challenge match.
DREIHDEN TAG was overcome by TILAEN TYL SANH in a popular 1 minute Challenge conflict.
SANTIAGO vanquished DONSTAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
IRONHAND ORC won victory over KIRK GIBSON in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge fray.
IN THE PIT! was bested by CLONE MISHAP in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
BLACK ORPHEUS savagely defeated SETZER GABBIANI in a exciting 4 minute Challenge bout.
KINSLAYER overpowered RICK DEMPSEY in a 4 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
GARIDO overpowered FAT PUNK in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LORD TAYLOR handily defeated DREIHDEN BLOOD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PINKERTON bested BISHOP in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
DIXIE subdued KOKANEE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
INGVAR VANIER was overpowered by TSIRELL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HORNY HORROR was savagely slain by SIGARD in a popular 6 minute gory Challenge duel.
MICKEY HATCHER demolished LORD VOLDEMORT in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
<ERASER> outwaited PELIS THE OLD in a popular 8 minute fray.
SONGBIRD was overcome by GONORRHOEA in a 1 minute master's bout.
DRACO MALFOY was unbelievably bested by <COOKIE JONES> in a 3 minute veteran's bout.
OREL HERSHISER handily defeated DREIHDEN PLUNGER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ULTRA ENDEAVOR was subdued by JORU MANE in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
TONY TAVLER overpowered KRAZY KAT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
THRAKATULUK handily defeated LOUD DRUNK in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DURBATULUK was slaughtered by GROUND POUNDER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MAX FACTOR savagely defeated NEKKID CHICK in a 2 minute bloody match.
PELAK TEN ZORN was overpowered by VIRGIN QUEEN in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
GREGORY GOYLE subdued SLOPPY DRUNK in a 2 minute master's match.
FAI TESTH was subdued by SLUT in a 1 minute duel.
NANCY beat KAGES FAULT in a action packed 1 minute bout.
NURNLING was overpowered by CHINA in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
THE TICK was viciously subdued by XEN SHIRN in a 5 minute gory novice's duel.
VAN OWEN luckily beat DREIHDEN BUM in a 3 minute bloody beginner's duel.
RIOT ACT demolished LAPIS LAZULI in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
AITOR KINTANA was handily defeated by STAUROLITE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
GENITAL WART was viciously subdued by PANSY PARKINSON in a 3 minute amateur's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 16         SLASHING ATTACK   50 -  41 -  1      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  18 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  30 -  2      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         TOTAL PARRY       60 -  56 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         STRIKING ATTACK   99 -  95 - 10      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         AIMED BLOW        33 -  32 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    90 -  92 -  5      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         PARRY-LUNGE       32 -  37 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     24 -  31 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  48 -  4      37  |

Turn 273 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  <FOLGER'S CRYSTALS> 3524   13   7  1  118 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
LUNGING ATTACK   JAY HOWELL 3177            12   8  0  113 1988 DODGERS (435)
AIMED BLOW       VINCENT CRABBE 3498        15   6  1  106 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
WALL OF STEEL    DURANY 3213                15   5  1   95 WICKED DESTINY (440)
SLASHING ATTACK  THRAKATULUK 3343           10   7  0   93 KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
TOTAL PARRY      <COOKIE JONES> 3422        15   5  0   91 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
PARRY-LUNGE      SYPHILLUS 3280             12   9  0   84 STDS (450)
PARRY-STRIKE     TONY TAVLER 3226           14   7  1   80 VUELTA PELETON (421)
BASHING ATTACK   SONGBIRD 3153              13   8  0   77 DARK TOADZ (430)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ULTRA ENDEAVOR 3187        12   8  0   73 FAULTY PREMISES (436)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is SYR-DAVAN 3053.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was <CORUSCATOR> 3424.  The ten other most popular fighters were JAY HOWELL 3177, 
BLACK ORPHEUS 3709, CANON 2679, KINSLAYER 3421, DRACO MALFOY 3500, STAN THE MAN 3556, 
IRONHAND ORC 3190, SIGARD 3748, FRANKIE THE FISH 3489, and VINCENT CRABBE 3498.

The least popular fighter this week was VAN OWEN 3810.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were <ERASER> 3425, GENITAL WART 3808, AITOR KINTANA 3801, LAPIS LAZULI 
3532, THE TICK 3788, PELAK TEN ZORN 3062, NEKKID CHICK 3307, DURBATULUK 3367, KRAZY 
KAT 3550, and DREIHDEN PLUNGER 3344.

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

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