DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/13/2003    Duedate: 11/26/2003

DAIYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-276

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

<COOKIE JONES>
SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
(74-3422) [18-5-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUMMER                         POSITION IS EMPTY
FORCE OF FIVE (470)            
(74-3617) [14-7-1,128]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SYR-DAVAN                      VIRGIN QUEEN
SAND DANCERS (251)             DARK TOADZ (430)
(74-3053) [22-23-2,118]        (74-3681) [13-5-0,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FORCE OF FIVE (470)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CORPS (346)                 37
2. FORCE OF FIVE (470)         31      1988 DODGERS (435)
3. PARTY GEEKS (431)           30      Unchartered Team
4. FAULTY PREMISES (436)       26
5. DARK TOADZ (430)            22      WARRIORS OF EL (340)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*STORMTROOPERS (72)         5   2  1 71.4   1/ 1 FORCE OF FIVE (470)      11  3 3
 2/ 2 1988 DODGERS (435)        77  44  1 63.6   2/ 2 DARK TOADZ (430)         11  4 1
 3/ 4 DARK TOADZ (430)          75  45  1 62.5   3/ 4 SAND DANCERS (251)       10  5 0
 4/ 3 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     73  45  6 61.9   4/ 3 1988 DODGERS (435)       10  5 0
 5/ 6 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       72  48  9 60.0   5/11 PARTY GEEKS (431)         7  5 0
 6/ 5 CORPS (346)              334 224 19 59.9   6/ 5 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     7  8 1
 7/ 7 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)  59  45  1 56.7   7/17 THE DREIHDENS (433)       6  7 1
 8/ 8 KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)   45  38  1 54.2   8/ 8 VUELTA PELETON (421)      6  9 0
 9- 9 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      45  39  5 53.6   9/13 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     6  9 0
10/10 EINHERJAR IV (454)        56  55  5 50.5  10/ 9 EINHERJAR IV (454)        5  5 0
11-12*GIRLS BEST FRIEND (477)    2   2  0 50.0  11-10 STDS (450)                4  4 0
12-14 STDS (450)                54  55  2 49.5  12/ 6 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)  4  7 0
13/13 WICKED DESTINY (440)      57  59  5 49.1  13/12 WICKED DESTINY (440)      4 11 1
14/11 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)   15  16  1 48.4  14-18*STORMTROOPERS (72)        3  2 1
15/15 SAND DANCERS (251)       623 665 27 48.4  15/19 KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)   3  3 0
16/16 PARTY GEEKS (431)         46  50  2 47.9  16/15 CORPS (346)               3  4 1
17/17 VUELTA PELETON (421)      59  66  2 47.2  17/ 7 CAT FIGHT (439)           3  8 0
18/ 0 WENSINWASIN SYNDIC (418)  37  42  6 46.8  18/20 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 THE DREIHDENS (433)       53  64  3 45.3  19-14 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      2  2 1
20/ 0 LUROCIANS XI (462)        36  46  2 43.9  20-16 ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)    2  7 1
21-19 ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)   143 199 11 41.8  21/ 0 LUROCIANS XI (462)        1  0 0
22/20 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     47  66  2 41.6  22-21*GIRLS BEST FRIEND (477)   1  1 0
23/21 CAT FIGHT (439)           32  51  0 38.6  23/ 0 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

Only two turns remain in the Zalcon contest.  Three of the Stylemaster races are
over, two more require a death to make a different victor.  Five are wide open.  All
five of the open fields are still anyone's contest!  Good luck down the stretch!  If 
you see a problem email me at TigToad@qwest.net ...thanks! -- TigToad/Daniel

Style/Name                Manager               ID #     Rec
Basher (2)
     Songbird             TigToad               3153      84
     Ironhand Orc         Slaughter Priest      3190      80
Lunger (11)
     Ganglare             Skullagrim            3324     119
     Draco Malfoy         S. Slytherin          3500     107
     Gonorrhoea           Upinya                3283     101
     Jay Howell           Zalgor Prigg          3177      97
     Father William       TigToad               3155      77
     Lord Voldemort       S. Slytherin          3499      73
     Jadow                Bum                   3214      62
     Sloppy Drunk         Berylstar             3306      61
     Kages Fault          Slaughter Priest      3189      48
     -Gimbatul            Jack Wolfspider       3392      31
     -Zidane Tribal       Kefka                 3194      12
Parry-Lunge (3)
     Dreihden Plunger     Dreihdenflahg         3344      86
     Black Orpheus        TigToad               3709      71
     Nekkid Chick         Berylstar             3307      58
Parry-Riposte (3)
     Ultra Endeavor       Slaughter Priest      3187      94
     Nurnling             Jack Wolfspider       3661      88
     Setzer Gabbiani      Kefka                 3485      60
     Pansy Parkinson      Salazar Slytherin     3814      16
Parry-Strike (2)
     Kirk Gibson          Zalgor Prigg          3230      83
     Tony Tavler          Dr. Mabuse            3226      72
Total Parry (7)
     *<Cookies Jones>     Manager               3422     110
     <Eraser>             Manager               3425      90
     Hofding Warg         Skullagrim            3469      74
     Gregory Goyle        S. Slytherin          3497      59
     -Krimpatul           Jack Wolfspider       3473      40
     -Cait Sith           Kefka                 3196       4
Wall of Steel (4)
     *Durany              Bum                   3213      97
     China                Lance Turbo           3201      57
     Aitor Kintana        Dr. Mabuse            3801      28
     -Dancing Fool        Berylstar             3385       6

* Indicates first of style to become DM.
The following contests have already been won.
Aimed Blow:  Vincent Crabbe, managed by Salazar Slytherin
Slasher:  Mickey Hatcher, managed by Zalgor Prigg
Striker:  Tom Riddle, managed by Salazar Slytherin

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

     It was a dark and stormy night, and the keep was silent.  Myrrdin looked out
over the lands below and smiled to himself, for soon his friends would be returning
home from the tournament.  He sighed and turned towards the hearth once again and,
picking up his favorite book, continued to wait patiently by the fire for all of them
to come back home and share their stories of triumph and failure with him.
     Just as he remembered he had done so long ago.

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

     "We wait and wait and still no date.  Where is our little abrogate?"  Silver
Moon sighed plaintively while tending her wounds recently acquired in the arena.  "Do
you think he's--"  Looking sharply to her left, Loendal stopped her mid-sentence,
holding out his hand and craning his neck to listen to the announcer.
     "...Pinkerton lost to Krago in a popular 6 minute match."  Krago smiled a
reserved smile.  "Quite a warrior that one, mi ribs is pounded to grim nights fer a
week, no less heh."
     Loendal nodded, "Saw that one, you are a hearty warrior, Krag."
     "...Stormchilde was butchered by Dreihden Bum in a...."  Krago's smile froze and
his eyes seemed to harden somehow.  "Not quite the welcome oi 'spected , or he for
that."
     Silver Moon's eyes dropped to the floor, "Oh lovely Storm, we need to form, and
here we come, Oh Dreihden Bum, we come for you, in green and blue with blades and
sticks, A mighty crew, to fell an oak, an axe to stroke...."  Tears stained her
cheeks, and her face was red with anger.
     "...Xen Shirn was easily killed by Loendal in a...."  Loendal's head dropped and
he sighed. "I got too excited by the whole experience, it's my fault Stormy is dead,
I should not have been so intent so as to kill my opponent.  The Gods have spoken a
death for a death, but let us not have any more.  No more killing, it sickens me to
my gut."

     While all of this was occurring, just outside of the arena a small golem and a
medium built, dark set man approached the small group.  "What is happening, my
friends?  Long time no see.  I won my bout today; how have all of you done?  Well, I
hope.  Okay, so Loendal the sullen, Silver Moon the beauty, Krago the ox and I
Creator the fox meet....  Hey, where's Stormchilde?"  At this Creator looked about at
the sullen and angry crew of his fellows and began to notice the air about them.
"Hello?  Hey what's going on, no rhymes or, whoa...you are MAD!  What happened?"
     The man to his left was a calm fellow, with dark hair, blue eyes and a deep rich
brown complexion.  He watched only and said nothing, seemingly having noticed much
more quickly than his fellow the tension in the air.  With Creator looking around
like a confused man who had just been pickpocketed and everyone else trying to find
the patience and the words to explain themselves he finally lifted his voice in
introduction.  "Stormtroopers, I have heard much about your abilities as bodyguards
and as warriors and would like to join you.  I am known to those that know as Big
Brutha."
     Loendal nodded his assent and said, "We are short a man recently, we will drink
and talk of what has happened and what will be.  Come, let us to the tavern; we have
many things to accomplish in the coming days.  These will be difficult and dangerous
times for us."

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                             Turn 23 MVP Contest Ranking

Only 2 turns left in the contest and there are 11 warriors on the list with 2 just
one point off the list (Dreihden Plunger and Jay Howell).  Lee has agreed to give
knowledge of favorites to the warriors on the list not already graduated at the end
of the contest.  The next contest, which will be announced after next turn will
include in a +1 to bonus prize in a fashion yet to be determined.  Without further
ado the current standings:

1.   Tom Riddle          ST  Salazar Slytherin   103
2.   Vincent Crabbe      AB  Salazar Slytherin   93
3.   Songbird            BA  Tig Toad            86
4.   Durany              WS  Bum                 74
5.   Mickey Hatcher      SL  Zalgor Prigg        72
6.   Eraser              TP  Manager             71
7.   Ultra Endeavor      PR  Slaughter Priest    64
8.   Tony Tavler         PS  Dr Mabuse           62
9.   Cookie Jones        TP  Manager            61
10.  Ganglare            LU  Skullagrim          60
11.  Kirk Gibson         PS  Zalgor Prigg        58
   _______________________________________________________________________________

Iron Manager Awards

Looks like there will be at least 7 teams getting free fights in January for their
teams, but I think all 9 will come through and claim this prize for endurance.

1. Vuelta Peleton      114
2. 1988 Dodgers        113
3. Slytherin House     113
4. Dark Toadz          113
5. Force of Five       113
6. The Dreihdens       111
7. Wicked Destiny      110
8. Faulty Premises     108
9. STDs                105

Stay tuned next turn for the exciting conclusion and the announcement of ZalCon 2.

Zalgor Prigg

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 302): MASOOD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 275): <COOKIE JONES> of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 270): MARIANNE KIND of THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (Still, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 257): MOONSTONE of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 234): STILE of SPLIT INFINITY 2 from DAL SHANG (TigToad)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 302): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 275): FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 270): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 257): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 234): SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Rillion, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 274): VINCENT CRABBE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Warriors I'm avoiding forever and will be winning LU stylemaster over my dead
body because their manager likes to whine about not having DM columns:  Draco Malfoy
(3500).

          Sincerely,
               <Cookie Jones>

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in DAIYLA KIV this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  The DARK TOADZ guild has had a 4-1-0 turn 
and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing 
can lead.  And let's see, SLOPPY DRUNK fought SONGBIRD and gained 20 points and 
contributed to PARTY GEEKS' 2-2-0.  SONGBIRD has lost to SLOPPY DRUNK, falling 16 
points, while helping make DARK TOADZ a 4-1-0 turn.  This week's Duelmaster bout was 
between DURANY and our Duelmaster <COOKIE JONES>, making a Bloodfeud.  The attempts 
to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and <COOKIE JONES> remains DAIYLA KIV's top 
warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team 
makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Crystal Wheel until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  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 TILAEN TYL SANH from SAND DANCERS was DAIYLA KIV's most 
challenged warrior this turn.  GANGLARE of EINHERJAR IV had better have a good reason 
for challenging down 12 points in a challenge which he lost.  I thought GANGLARE 
showed great skill and promise when he lost to DRACO MALFOY.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Had I not seen it, it would be hard to believe.  FRANKIE THE FISH was sent 
to the Dark Arena and lived to tell about it!  Makes you think, no?  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.  Always good to rest in DAIYLA KIV, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 <COOKIE JONES> 3422          18   5  0   116       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUMMER 3617                  14   7  1   128       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 OREL HERSHISER 3180          13  10  0   123       1988 DODGERS (435)
-DEATH STRIKE 3368             9   3  0   123       LUROCIANS XI (462)
 DRACO MALFOY 3500            15   8  1   121       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 SYR-DAVAN 3053               22  23  2   118       SAND DANCERS (251)
 FRANKIE THE FISH 3489        18   6  6   109       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 ULTRA ENDEAVOR 3187          14   9  0   105       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 VIRGIN QUEEN 3681            13   5  0   104       DARK TOADZ (430)
 STAN THE MAN 3556            15   7  1   101       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
-GONORRHOEA 3283              14   9  0   101       STDS (450)
 SANTIAGO 3654                16   3  1    98       DARK TOADZ (430)
 DREIHDEN PLUNGER 3344        13  11  1    98       THE DREIHDENS (433)
 DURANY 3213                  16   7  2    96       WICKED DESTINY (440)
-JORU MANE 2299               22  24  2    92       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
 KIRK GIBSON 3230             15   9  1    92       1988 DODGERS (435)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANGLARE 3324                13   9  2    92       EINHERJAR IV (454)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAY HOWELL 3177              13  10  0    88       1988 DODGERS (435)
 TILAEN TYL SANH 3098         16  15  0    84       SAND DANCERS (251)
 MAX FACTOR 3690               9   3  0    83       CORPS (346)
 BLACK ORPHEUS 3709           12   4  0    82       DARK TOADZ (430)
 TONY TAVLER 3226             15   9  1    81       VUELTA PELETON (421)
 SLOPPY DRUNK 3306            10  13  0    81       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 NURNLING 3661                 9   7  0    81       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
 FATHER WILLIAM 3155          16   7  0    80       DARK TOADZ (430)
 <ERASER> 3425                14   9  0    80       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
 ANGEL EDO 3662               11   8  1    79       VUELTA PELETON (421)
-GROUND POUNDER 3058          13   9  1    78       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 HOFDING WARG 3469            15   7  0    77       EINHERJAR IV (454)
 PELAK TEN ZORN 3062          14  25  0    77       SAND DANCERS (251)
 CLONE MISHAP 3708             7   8  0    77       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 JADOW 3214                   13  10  0    74       WICKED DESTINY (440)
 <CORUSCATOR> 3424            11  12  0    73       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
 IRONHAND ORC 3190             9  14  2    73       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 THRAKATULUK 3343             11   9  0    72       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
 LORD VOLDEMORT 3499          12  12  1    71       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 LOUD DRUNK 3554              14   7  1    70       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 SONGBIRD 3153                14  10  0    68       DARK TOADZ (430)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DREIHDEN TAG 3759             6   5  1    65       THE DREIHDENS (433)
 NEKKID CHICK 3307            10  13  0    63       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 DONSTAN 3061                 11  29  0    62       SAND DANCERS (251)
 SETZER GABBIANI 3485         11  10  1    61       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 NANCY 3629                    9   3  0    61       CAT FIGHT (439)
 GREGORY GOYLE 3497           10  14  0    60       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 TARAPYN 3088                 13   9  1    57       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RICK DEMPSEY 3750             9   3  0    56       1988 DODGERS (435)
 KRAZY KAT 3550                8  13  0    55       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 IKER FLORES 3761              7   4  0    55       VUELTA PELETON (421)
 TSIRELL 3793                  7   2  0    52       SAND DANCERS (251)
 CHINA 3201                   11   9  0    49       CAT FIGHT (439)
 KAGES FAULT 3189              6  17  0    47       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 FAT PUNK 3721                 7   7  0    43       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 IN THE PIT! 3792              5   2  0    43       EINHERJAR IV (454)
-CRAZY MARY 3051              10   8  0    42       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
-KRIMPATUL 3473                7   4  0    40       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
-HERPES III 3715               7   3  1    35       STDS (450)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIGARD 3748                   4   7  1    33       EINHERJAR IV (454)
-LORD TAYLOR 3731              3   0  0    32       CORPS (346)
-GIMBATUL 3392                 6   5  1    31       KNIGHTS OF MORDOR (457)
-NICOTINE FIT 3052             6   6  0    30       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
-CROP DUSTER 3378              3   0  1    29       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 GARIDO 3802                   5   2  0    28       VUELTA PELETON (421)
-RIOT ACT 3477                 4   2  1    27       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 INGVAR VANIER 3804            4   1  0    27       EINHERJAR IV (454)
-PRISSY PANTS 3713             4   5  0    26       LUROCIANS XI (462)
 VAN OWEN 3810                 3   2  0    25       WICKED DESTINY (440)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANSY PARKINSON 3814          3   1  0    23       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-KRAGO 344                     2   0  0    22       STORMTROOPERS (72)
-DEEP FLESH WOUND 3723         4   3  0    21       LUROCIANS XI (462)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINKERTON 3735                3   2  1    18       CORPS (346)
 THE TICK 3788                 3   5  0    17       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 DREIHDEN BUM 3806             2   2  1    16       THE DREIHDENS (433)
-DUBAWNT 3691                  2   4  0    16       CAT FIGHT (439)
 FRIGID AIR 3828               1   0  1    15       CORPS (346)
 DREIHDEN BLOOD 3800           2   6  0    14       THE DREIHDENS (433)
-TRICH 3807                    1   1  0    14       STDS (450)
 AITOR KINTANA 3801            3   4  0    13       VUELTA PELETON (421)
-LOENDAL 343                   1   0  1    13       STORMTROOPERS (72)
-FROGGYENUFF4NO1 3651          1   3  0    13       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
 KOKANEE 3730                  1   9  0    12       CAT FIGHT (439)
-ZIDANE TRIBAL 3194            1   1  0    12       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-CREATOR 345                   1   0  0    12       STORMTROOPERS (72)
-CYAN GARAMONDE 3195           2   0  0     9       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 GERBIL ASSASSIN 3775          1   1  0     9       LUROCIANS XI (462)
-LAPIS LAZULI 3532             1   1  0     9       GIRLS BEST FRIEND (477)
-STAUROLITE 3531               1   1  0     8       GIRLS BEST FRIEND (477)
-ALISIS URSUICIDE 3745         1   1  0     6       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
 TIM LEARY 3838                1   0  0     6       1988 DODGERS (435)
-DANCING FOOL 3385             0   2  0     6       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-SUM1GIVEMEANAME 3649          1   1  0     4       WENSINWASIN SYNDICAT (418)
-CAIT SITH 3196                1   1  0     4       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-GENITAL WART 3808             0   4  0     4       STDS (450)
-LOCKE COLE 3486               0   2  0     3       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 HOT POINT 3829                0   1  0     3       CORPS (346)
-CHEN WYN MI 3821              0   2  0     2       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
 LUCIUS MALFOY 3839            0   1  0     1       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-SILVER MOON 1385              0   1  0     1       STORMTROOPERS (72)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TALL SHARO-SKA 21      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          FRANKIE THE FISH 3489 276 NONE    
DURBATULUK 3367        9  8 0 KNIGHTS OF MORDOR 457 GROUND POUNDER 3058   273 REVENGED
XEN SHIRN 3809         1  2 0 ROOT OF ALL EVIL 247  LOENDAL 343           275         
STORMCHILDE 347        1  1 0 STORMTROOPERS 72      DREIHDEN BUM 3806     275         
<FOLGER'S CRYSTA 3524 13  8 1 SUPERIOR FORCES Z 467 DURANY 3213           274 JUST REV
EXCITABLE BOY 3835     0  2 0 WICKED DESTINY 440    MARHAN HAMHAND 22     276 NONE    
BIG GORILLA 3834       1  1 0 WICKED DESTINY 440    FRIGID AIR 3828       276         
KINSLAYER 3421        11 10 0 WICKED DESTINY 440    SANTIAGO 3654         274         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nice try Avenger, maybe next time. -- Stormchilde

Volleyball -- Who taught who a lesson?  I think I have learned mine.  Be seeing you
later on in the game, friend. -- Stormchilde

Hello all, I am Rogan and I and my compatriots appreciate the warm welcome you have
all extended to us thus far.  We have been in retirement for quite a few years so
please be respectful and try not to beat us too harshly.  Our manager is Myrrdin but
I will be his mouthpiece here for now.  'Til we meet upon the arena sands, may you
drink deep and live well. -- Rogan

Hey, thanks Ace. -- Wrathchilde

OUCH!!  Oh me, oh my, I might need to find a new line of work...ouch...ouch.... --
Moon Beam

I had about enough of these men in my neighborhood mouthin off so I am here to show
for the girls.  Hope I don't embarrass you too much, guys, but it takes quite the man
to beat me into submission, and thus far there haven't been any! -- Emnity

Root of All Evil -- I must apologize for my impetuous actions in handily dispatching
your teammate.  I expect to be seeing more of all of you in the near future.  Let the
feud begin. -- Loendal

Big Gorilla -- You big brute, not so astute, you tired me out quite well.
I must admit you chipped my tip, and hurt my tinker bell.
Perhaps we'll meet in future days and find that things have changed.
When I have learned a few more tricks and you've become too tame. -- Silver Moon

Chen Wyn Mi -- Bold attempt, but we are differing classes of warriors, my friend.
Best of luck in the future. -- Creator

Pinkerton -- Ya' got some nice swats in der' against mi, a powerful swing, son.  Keep
at it and tanks for the recognition.  Oy will be seeing ya later, perhaps a drink at
the local tavern? -- Krago

Guess who is watching you now. -- Big Brutha

Dreihden Bum -- You have offended my family and destroyed the leader of our bodyguard
consortium. -- Loendal

That is real bad for business. -- Creator

We are going to have to pound you about for a few rounds so as not ta lose our good
names and standin, please prepare yerself fer a whippin. -- Krago

We may have lost a mighty man, the best I never knew, but it's ok, in a creepy way,
cuz now we beat the crap out of you! -- Silver moon (ok it kiiinda rhymed)

Skullagrim -- No.  Only kills in this arena, during the time of the contest count.
Dark Arena kills count though. -- TigToad

Stan the Man -- Somehow I never pictured you as a dwarf.  Odd. -- Syr-Davan

Gregory Goyle -- I think your problem is that you're too tall.  You don't get enough
oxygen at that altitude. -- Tsirell

Clone Mishap -- (recoiling)  I just hope it isn't catching! -- Tilaen tyl Sanh

Garido -- I'd be embarrassed to win against someone with so few regular fights, but
frankly, to win at all is so good I don't care. -- Pelak ten Zorn

Sloppy Drunk -- Euwh. -- Donstan

Virgin Queen -- Yeah, I can see that.  That's the whole idea, you know?  If you were
a gentleman, I wouldn't be interested. -- Pelak

Sigard -- Sorry about your luck, pal! -- Herpes III

Excitable Boy -- Lucky you lived after that brutal one-sided conflict? -- Trich

Max Factor -- Sorry about the matchup. -- Gonorrhoea

All -- Syphillus had joined the ranks of the dead...I shall not bewail over losing a
fallen gladiator...for I know it's the chance they all take every time they step out
onto the sands. -- Upinya!

Vincent Crabbe -- Tell me...if you will...what ADM Arena did you travel to?  Let me
know and I'll join you when I graduate! -- Gonorrhoea

Slytherin -- I should have known to watch you with a name like Slytherin!  You picked
the wrong young manager to prey on!!!  See you around, ol-boy! -- Upinya!

Cookie Jones -- I see that you are involved in a bloodfeud...are you going to let any
of us challenge for the top spot?  Whatever the case may be...I'm challenging you
every chance that I'm able.  I know I can defeat you! -- Gonorrhoea

All -- No matter how much crap I talk...I can always back it up!  Haaa haaa.  So
bring the noise and I'll bring the pain. -- Upinya!!!!

Hey! STORMTROOPERS 72 -- I see your hideous face hidden in the shadows lurking
around like the scum you are!  Can't wait to get my hands around your frail neck...
(Till the wheels fall off and then we'll carry it!)  Haaa!Haaa!Haaa!Haaaa!  What a
joke all of you were/are! -- Upinya/Don King, never forgets!

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your
team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FRANKIE THE FISH butchered TALL SHARO-SKA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
EXCITABLE BOY was murdered by MARHAN HAMHAND in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
<COOKIE JONES> outlasted DURANY in a unpopular 9 minute master's Bloodfeud Title duel.
STAN THE MAN overpowered ANGEL EDO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MAX FACTOR devastated NANCY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
IKER FLORES outlasted GREGORY GOYLE in a tiresome 10 minute Challenge struggle.
JAY HOWELL was devastated by SYR-DAVAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
GANGLARE was handily defeated by DRACO MALFOY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
NURNLING was vanquished by ULTRA ENDEAVOR in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TONY TAVLER won victory over LOUD DRUNK in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
VIRGIN QUEEN handily defeated <ERASER> in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
IRONHAND ORC was devastated by KIRK GIBSON in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
DREIHDEN PLUNGER subdued TILAEN TYL SANH in a 2 minute master's Challenge match.
RICK DEMPSEY was viciously subdued by PELAK TEN ZORN in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
CHINA was devastated by CLONE MISHAP in a 2 minute brutal uneven Challenge duel.
KAGES FAULT was bested by DONSTAN in a 2 minute master's Challenge brawl.
DREIHDEN TAG overpowered NEKKID CHICK in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge bout.
KRAZY KAT beat IN THE PIT! in a 2 minute Challenge match.
GARIDO was defeated by FAT PUNK in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
SIGARD devastated AITOR KINTANA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
PINKERTON was defeated by PANSY PARKINSON in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
KOKANEE was subdued by THE TICK in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
SUMMER handily defeated <CORUSCATOR> in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SANTIAGO viciously subdued HOFDING WARG in a popular 1 minute gory veteran's bout.
OREL HERSHISER vanquished LORD VOLDEMORT in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
SONGBIRD was defeated by SLOPPY DRUNK in a action packed 1 minute veteran's bout.
FATHER WILLIAM beat SETZER GABBIANI in a 2 minute expert's duel.
BLACK ORPHEUS beat PELIS THE OLD in a exciting 1 minute fray.
TSIRELL was handily defeated by JADOW in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THRAKATULUK defeated TARAPYN in a action packed 1 minute expert's fight.
DREIHDEN BLOOD was luckily beaten by VAN OWEN in a 2 minute brutal match.
INGVAR VANIER defeated DREIHDEN BUM in a 2 minute novice's fight.
GERBIL ASSASSIN luckily beat LUCIUS MALFOY in a exciting 3 minute beginner's bout.
BIG GORILLA was slaughtered by FRIGID AIR in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
HOT POINT was subdued by TIM LEARY in a exciting 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         PARRY-STRIKE      22 -  16 -  1      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         WALL OF STEEL     32 -  25 -  3      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   87 -  71 - 14      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         AIMED BLOW        31 -  28 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     26 -  25 -  0      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         TOTAL PARRY       47 -  47 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    75 -  78 -  4      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE       28 -  33 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  46 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  38 -  1      36  |

Turn 276 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-LUNGE        3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         5  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  5         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  5         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  5                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      <COOKIE JONES> 3422        18   5  0  116 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (467)
STRIKING ATTACK  SUMMER 3617                14   7  1  128 FORCE OF FIVE (470)
LUNGING ATTACK   DRACO MALFOY 3500          15   8  1  121 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ULTRA ENDEAVOR 3187        14   9  0  105 FAULTY PREMISES (436)
AIMED BLOW       VIRGIN QUEEN 3681          13   5  0  104 DARK TOADZ (430)
SLASHING ATTACK  SANTIAGO 3654              16   3  1   98 DARK TOADZ (430)
PARRY-LUNGE      DREIHDEN PLUNGER 3344      13  11  1   98 THE DREIHDENS (433)
WALL OF STEEL    DURANY 3213                16   7  2   96 WICKED DESTINY (440)
PARRY-STRIKE     KIRK GIBSON 3230           15   9  1   92 1988 DODGERS (435)
BASHING ATTACK   LOUD DRUNK 3554            14   7  1   70 PARTY GEEKS (431)
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 VIRGIN QUEEN 3681.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUCIUS MALFOY 3839, 
DREIHDEN PLUNGER 3344, PELAK TEN ZORN 3062, FRANKIE THE FISH 3489, DONSTAN 3061, 
SANTIAGO 3654, OREL HERSHISER 3180, FATHER WILLIAM 3155, DREIHDEN BLOOD 3800, and 
ULTRA ENDEAVOR 3187.

The least popular fighter this week was IKER FLORES 3761.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were <COOKIE JONES> 3422, GREGORY GOYLE 3497, BIG GORILLA 3834, 
TSIRELL 3793, <CORUSCATOR> 3424, AITOR KINTANA 3801, NEKKID CHICK 3307, IRONHAND ORC 
3190, NURNLING 3661, and GANGLARE 3324.

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

OREL HERSHISER (74-3180) 1988 DODGERS (435)
DURANY (74-3213) WICKED DESTINY (440)
GANGLARE (74-3324) EINHERJAR IV (454)

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff