ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 11/19/2003    Duedate: 12/02/2003

HOME GUARD

DM-101    TURN-363

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1-COLLEGE RADI 98/1223  114   60  0 65.5      ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY 30/1213           
  2-SHADOW GOLD 71/1143   372  242  1 60.6      ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY 66/1123           
  3-BLADES OF ICE 7/162   320  236  6 57.6   12 OVERLORDS 20/30       106  110  1 49.1
    BLADES OF STEEL 17/1068                     THE STORMGUARDS 31/132                
  4 QUBIT 10/1136         653  540  3 54.7   13 CISUM S. EKA 31/1175  151  163  5 48.1
    VERMIN!! 82/1124                            DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q 15/313                
    JOKA MASHER! 60/833                         DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO 33/1075           
    SIR AGLIO 10/788                         14 EMETICS 45/1242        27   30  0 47.4
    TRIPLE CROWN 15/990                         JOYS OF BOOZE 33/1209                 
    SNOTZI'S II 33/813                       15 THRILLZ & KIL 7/1211    9   10  1 47.4
    JOKA MASHER 82/917                          SUPERIOR KILLS 98/1229                
  5 MAGICK 60/955         468  390  4 54.5      WORLDWIDE PANIC 36/1263               
    FORCE OF NATURE 75/747                      SHAO-LIN HEROES 14/1253               
    AND SO IT BEGINS 65/1062                 16 RESURRECTION 2/1065   141  166  0 45.9
    CARTOUCHE 71/1111                           SCIENCE FICTION 6/1152                
    EDGE OF EXTINCTION 71/973                17 CARNIVAL 11/1105       45   55  0 45.0
  6 INDIFFERENCE 7/1250    14   12  0 53.8      CARNIVAL 47/1238                      
  7 YOU FEEL THA 82/1205  101   91  1 52.6   18-UNTOUCHABLES 18/1190   13   16  0 44.8
  8 AUTHORS 8/1251         34   31  0 52.3   19 VIOLENT FEMS 35/972   375  502  9 42.8
    ANIMAL FARM 36/1262                         JUST BECAUSE 38/1228                  
    TOP DOGS 18/1255                         20-BOOK OF STIN 21/1239    5    7  0 41.7
    LOST SOULS II 4/1247                     21-HARLEQUINS 2/1186      56   89  1 38.6
    HIGH HOPES 5/1249                           WAR HAWKS 10/1026                     
    SWEETNESS 33/1260                        22 MY PETS 9/554         435  700 11 38.3
    HOME SWEET HOME 25/1257                     GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/812             
    DIS-TEAM 33/1261                            RHYME TYME 55/449                     
    LOST SOULS II 9/918                      23 BLUE MOON 9/1025      398  690  3 36.6
    PROTECTORS 26/1258                          BAD APPLES 56/1091                    
    INTIMIDATORS 2/1246                         CIRQUE DU MASQUES 58/1093             
    METAL MINCERS 29/1259                       REFORMERS 64/1095                     
    GOLDEN GLADIATORS 16/1254                24-SOLARAN BERSE 40/949   23   40  1 36.5
    LIGHTS OUT 4/1248                        25 U.B.O.S.M. 11/1184     19   35  1 35.2
  9 SWEORDMASTERS 1/1210   38   35  0 52.1   26 TOWNSVILLAIN 10/1252   11   23  0 32.4
    LAB EXPERIMENTS 1/1207                      POWERPUFF GIRLS 12/1145               
    SUGAR AND SPICE 7/1231                   27-THE REDBAERS 3/1180    11   26  0 29.7
    MANNEQUIN'S BEST 1/1227                  28 MY DRUGS 98/1222        6   18  0 25.0
 10 SPARF! 20/1069        672  641 10 51.2      SANDS OF TIME 38/1195                 
    OPEN SESAME 50/824                       29 IKER'S CORPS 99/1225    1    7  0 12.5
    ROYAL FLUSH 47/146                       30 THE SHADOWS 18/1256     2    0  0  100
    OTTO'S MECHANICS 28/1073                    PEACE MAKERS 73/1241                  
    DUCKS UNLIMITED 39/1221                  31-YOUNG JUSTIC 11/1244    0    1  0  0.0
 11-GERFEL'S FRIE 11/516   69   71  0 49.3      GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 11/1243             

    '##/###' Avoid teams by their Team Id     '-'  Team did not fight this turn

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Eye of the Storm #68 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the Far West:

     Shania Silverstar leaned back against the wall and closed her eyes.  Reaching
Herlas had been difficult and exhausting, but it was also a victory; she hadn't
really believed it was possible.  Hard on Herlas, too, probably, but...she pressed
her lips together in a hard line.  Herlas had asked for it.  The Fratsfan magician
had set her up for capture by the people here in this city.  Even more surprising
than reaching Herlas with her message had been that Herlas was still alive to be
reached.  Rughal would have been furious when she vanished.  Someone--Ashon Chang,
perhaps, or Werre--had kept the Fratsfan alive.  Unless--  Could Rughal be dead?  No.
She'd have sensed it if Rughal had died.  At least, she was fairly sure she would
have felt it if the ranger had died.
     A measure of strength returned, and she opened her eyes to stare at the opposite
wall and wonder what to do next.  And whether a priest would show up and demand
something of her for the use of this shrine.  She hadn't seen anyone here yet.  No
priest, no cult figure, no offering bowl--she wouldn't have turned down a bite of the
god's bread--and no altar, no worshippers.  Just a courtyard with a fountain in it,
and two plain stone rooms behind, the water for the fountain welling up in the rear-
most room and flowing through the other and out.  The stair to the storm drains had
come up in the inner room, also.  The god's name, Hodan, had come to her when she
attempted a Knowing, but there had been nothing with it, no images.  Still, it was a
restful place, and she could use the rest.  And she was fairly sure that it was
magically shielded against prying eyes.
     On that thought, her own eyes closed.  Just a little nap, that's what she
needed....
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     The mage-wind had dropped when Herlas fainted, but the natural wind was enough
to keep their ship moving.  Werre was doing something with the wheel, and he and
Ashon Chang were peering at a chart.  Vurand and Rughal were kneeling beside the
prostrate Fratsfan.  Jammies dithered a moment, then went back to see whether he
could do anything to help with the ship.
     Ashon Chang glanced up as the young gladiator joined them.  "We've entered a
strong current," the samurai said.  "Without more wind than we have now, escaping it
will be difficult--"
     Jammies peered at the chart they were studying curiously.  It didn't bear enough
resemblance to an ordinary map for him to make sense of it.  "Where's the current
taking us?  Back to the rocks, or the Outer Ocean, or...?"
     "To shore in this area."  Werre indicated a section of coast.  "Zinaco, and even
I, back in Lirith Kai, have heard of Zinaco.  Not a place that welcomes visitors."
     "But it's where we have to go," Vurand said, coming up behind Jammies.  "Zinaco
Lal.  Is that on your map?"
     "Yes, but--"
     "Shania got a message to us through Herlas saying she's AT this Zinaco Lal
place.  So we have to go there and rescue her," the Orc said flatly.  He was
obviously not prepared to hear any arguments on the subject.
     No one offered arguments.  Shania was their comrade, and one did not abandon a
comrade, if there was a way to rescue her.
     Werre walked his fingers over the chart, measuring.  "It'll take us a couple of
days to get there, even with the current and a good wind in our favor."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Shania wasn't sure how long she'd slept, hours, at least.  The light in the
shrine's outer courtyard had changed from one wall to the opposite one, and it was
softer.  Nearing the day's end, she guessed.  She stood and stretched slowly, wincing
at the aches from sleeping sitting on a stone floor against a stone wall.
     Now that she was fully awake, she could smell something hot and spicy, and her
stomach grumbled eagerly.  If there was finally a worshipper here, with an offering,
did she dare go out to the outer room or the courtyard?
     A man's shape--that was all she could see against the brightness--filled the
doorway.  "'Bout time you woke up," he growled.  "Who're you running from?"
     Shania stiffened, her chin coming up aggressively.  "Why do you assume I'm
running from something?"
     "That's why people come here," he said.  He sounded impatient.  "To hide."
     "Oh."  She shrugged a little.  "Some priests thought I would make a good
sacrifice.  I disagreed with them."
     He moved into the room, and she saw him clearly for the first time.  A local
man, by his swarthy face and features.  Poorly dressed, but he didn't move like a
poor man...he moved like a warrior, and a proud one.  Her eyes narrowed.  And he had
been speaking Isle cant.  An advanced gladiator, almost certainly.  "No point in
being sacrificed if it isn't an honor," he agreed.  "But they have good taste."  He
leered at her.  "I'm partial to blondes myself."

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #16 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Not Talahya:

     This place that wasn't Talahya, this Hub, was the most confusing city the
gladiators had ever seen, as well as the largest.  There were stone blockhouses with
grim monster masks on their facades, and huts of some kind of jointed wood or reed
with thatched roofs, and tall, narrow wooden houses with elaborate wooden lace
trimming and wild colors, houses of mud, and brick, and even glass, log cabins,
towers that might have been made out of seashell, and scaled domes, all jumbled
together.  Most of the people who crowded the streets were human, though varying
wildly in their dress, but there were elves and dwarves and orcs, lizardmen like
Thristle, Ardaunar, a feline race that resembled the Pridefolk of Ghea, and others
too strange to categorize with a quick glance.

     Thristle's "guildhouse" was not like any Scarlatti had seen before.  It was
built in the form of a hollow square with a modestly-sized courtyard in the center
and three stories around it; the upper floors were set back so that each had a broad
deck in front of the rooms.  Well, no, it was a little like the oldest houses in
Zuwayza.  He had used to think that the Karnhorns had brought that building style
from Serevada, because it sure didn't fight the Zuwayzan climate.  But Serevada
wasn't any warmer, so he didn't know where it came from, just that it wasn't
particularly practical.  Now he wondered if it was practical anywhere, because it
caught the sunlight and concentrated it in this courtyard and to a lesser extent on
the terraces, and he was sweltering.
     Of course, lizards liked being hot, within reason.  Maybe these guys had brought
the style from THEIR home.  And it did have one great advantage: it provided privacy.
No telling when a person might need privacy.
     Thristle gave a trilling call that no human could have voiced, and his fellow
gladiators began to emerge from the curtained doorways around the courtyard and on
the terraces.  All lizard folk, of course, and many of them noticeably larger than
Thristle.  And armed.  Rather intimidating, actually, because the first thing one of
them did was to shut the gate that led back to the street.
     There was a brisk exchange of incomprehensible sounds.  Finally Thristle turned
to the Ghean gladiators and said, "I have told them how you stood with me against the
Ardaunar, and how you came to be here by some magical fluke.  They have agreed that
you are to stay with us for now, and that we will do what we can to put you in the
way of going home.  But it is likely that in return you must join with us in the
arena.  The final decision, though, will be made by our captains."  He gestured
toward the widest doorway on the courtyard level.  An elaborately decorated cloth
hung there, and on one had come out of it so far.  "If you will come with me to speak
to captains Lirtr and Ristrisks and Zith, who all speak the language of the Hub as
well as I do, we can make the final negotiations."
     "Final negations," Rogan muttered.  "I don't know if I like the sound of
that...."
     Carris Fallstar glanced at the blind Aruaki sharply, then around at the clusters
of lizard men.
     "It need not have such a negative implication," Moonjumper murmured.  She, too,
glanced around with as casual an air as she could manage.
     "Thristle was friendly," Scarlatti protested, keeping his voice down too.
     "In a human, that behavior would be friendly," Carris said quietly.  "But
Thristle is not human.  Who knows what his people might mean by such an appearance?
It could be how they bait traps."  The elf gestured slightly toward the doorway,
where the lizard man was waiting for them.  "We'd better go on in.  It might be as
innocent as anything could be, and anyway, we're arousing who knows what suspicions
by lingering here."  He walked firmly and confidently toward the curtained doorway.

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                       Reflections by the Captain of the Guard

     Well, first off, Sorrow, it looks like I was able to hit you that hard & often.
Too bad it didn't work so well at the tournament.  Sorry I couldn't make it sooner.
     Okay, all, if Drake guesses correctly, it looks like I've made it here just in
time to be kicked out to Free Blades.  It's been a fun run here, going from my Invite
to the top of the Guard in one semester.  I somehow doubt I'll be so successful in
FB, but I'll be sure to try my best on that one.
     Finally, just in case the split didn't happen this turn, both my challenges went
to Kaiden.  It's not like I had a lot of choices, with my teammates taking up 2 of
the 4 warriors I'm eligible to challenge.

     Later folks,
     -- Uu Doewanakno

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Welcome HOME GUARD.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with JOE KING?  
He actually beat SNOTZI'S II's SPAZZ, and walked away with 50 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at RESURRECTION while they watched FILI LIU clobber CARRIE 
NATION.  She lost 21 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  I'm 
sure HOME GUARD is excited about OBSESSED AVENGER, the new Duelmaster from DRAKE'S 
BAR-B-Q.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Advice to fighters 
with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was ROYAL FLUSH.  The bums at OVERLORDS couldn't face the 
challenges from ROYAL FLUSH!  No excuse for that!  What do people see in MUMMY?  Its 
8-10-5?  IKER'S CORPSES ain't talkin', but it's got 55 points.  Fighting is a better 
craft than farming, DIRT WORM, but you have to pay your dues.  Being challenged by 
OBSESSED AVENGER, 39 points above you, is dues.  OBSESSED AVENGER bested DIRT WORM.  
DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q calls this fighting?  In my day...  Keep challenging up 27 points, 
APPLE JACK, and I won't have to write about you much longer.  KAIDEN always accepts 
those kind of challenges...  Who knows what was running through APPLE JACK's head, 
but KAIDEN rearranged it for him.  How soon will APPLE JACK make a challenge like 
that again?  STEVE MCQUEEN expects the easy win by going 18 points down.  TALOS will 
find this a hard lesson!  I have to get this off my chest.  What a low dog, STEVE 
MCQUEEN!  He can't set himself up in a real match.  I was sorry to see TALOS lose.  
Maybe ROYAL FLUSH's ROT TEN EGGS is one of those beasts who likes pain, or something. 
That's what it'll get next week, after challenging up 39 to STARBUCK.  STARBUCK must 
not been fighting well, cause he lost to ROT TEN EGGS of ROYAL FLUSH.  Sometimes you 
just have a bad day where things get, um, mixed up.  Taunt your opponent KOOKABURRA!  
That was my lucky charm when I was unfairly challenged.  (and by 23 points!)  PERFECT 
TEN should have an easy win.  PERFECT TEN defeated KOOKABURRA.  I bet PERFECT TEN 
could beat two-year-olds, too.  Well, GIRL SCOUT COOKIES knows who to set their 
sights on.  Keep challenging up 28 points, ONE A DAY, and I won't have to write about 
you much longer.  GAR & BRILL always accepts those kind of challenges...  ONE A DAY 
did pretty good last week in beating GAR & BRILL to get 20 points.  Why did GAR & 
BRILL lose, you ask?  Simple:  it wasn't good enough.  Fighting is a better craft 
than farming, MUMMY, but you have to pay your dues.  Being challenged by ODEN 
WARFIEND, 66 points above you, is dues.  ODEN WARFIEND left the match looking worse 
than when he went in, after MUMMY, with a 7-10-5, walked all over him.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
HOME GUARD is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't 
want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 OBSESSED AVENGER 15-2162    41  40  1  253  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (313)      MALCORN

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 EMERALD DRAGONFLY 60-2586   64  59  2  235  MAGICK (955)               ARADI
 STEVE MCQUEEN 47-3908       32  33  1  226  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 KAIDEN 35-3108              76  75  2  223  VIOLENT FEMS (972)         MURSKA

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 R'SHANN 20-577              48  37  3  204  OVERLORDS (30)             SEAM
-FANNY BELT 28-1804          39  24  1  196  OTTO'S MECHANICS (1073)    MORYA
 DIRT WORM 82-2315           55  27  0  191  VERMIN!! (1124)            DWES EG
 50 SUCKS 60-4129            54  32  0  191  JOKA MASHER! (833)         ARADI
 VELVET VIXEN 9-3275         30  31  0  190  LOST SOULS II (918)        ZUKAL
 TALOS 31-2069               45  20  0  189  THE STORMGUARDS (132)      CHIMLEVTAL
 MASHER 60-4553              35  35  3  186  JOKA MASHER! (833)         ARADI
-WURP 10-18                  46  52  1  181  WAR HAWKS (1026)           KOLACT

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JOE KING 47-2223            29  47  1  180  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 APPLE JACK 47-4011          29  20  4  178  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 BLACK RHINO 71-1834         37  27  1  177  EDGE OF EXTINCTION (973)   KYR'TERR
 LOOMING BIRD 82-424         45  59  4  176  YOU FEEL THAT! (1205)      DWES EG
 PREACHER 7-5083             24   9  3  172  THRILLZ & KILLZ (1211)     BONSUR
 QRAPPY 10-4761              35  47  1  163  QUBIT (1136)               KOLACT
 ROT TEN EGGS 47-3099        35  31  0  157  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 CRUSADER LORD 31-3946       35  25  4  156  THE STORMGUARDS (132)      CHIMLEVTAL
 HALLIE O'DENE 58-6018       43  56  0  151  CIRQUE DU MASQUES (1093)   DELARQ TOR

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-EMILY 17-5753               26  15  0  147  BLADES OF STEEL (1068)     ALJAFIR
 STARBUCK 6-5387             27  17  0  141  SCIENCE FICTION (1152)     TRANSEL
 AVALANCHE 75-2213           20   4  1  141  FORCE OF NATURE (747)      JADE MOUNTAIN
 W.T. POOH 33-4430           58  42  0  138  SNOTZI'S II (813)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-THE FRATSFAN CHEF 30-4385   19   6  0  135  ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (1213) IAYE
 BURGER KING 47-4152         30  25  2  133  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 PERFECT TEN 47-4218         26  19  1  133  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 BUBBLES 12-4981             24  44  1  131  POWERPUFF GIRLS (1145)     RIZTAB
-MIME 2-4966                 22  14  3  130  HARLEQUINS (1186)          NIANIA
 PUTZ'N ALONG 60-5437        26  20  0  128  JOKA MASHER! (833)         ARADI
-NED THE JANITOR 66-2973     22  22  0  127  ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (1123) TARRGIR
 SPAZZ 33-6207               36  28  0  125  SNOTZI'S II (813)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 BEER GOGGLES 33-6819        23  17  1  123  JOYS OF BOOZE (1209)       NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          44  57  2  114  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (812)   NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 DELICE THE RED 56-3401      38  48  1  114  BAD APPLES (1091)          ROCANIS
-MISER 71-3793               36  17  2  109  SHADOW GOLD (1143)         KYR'TERR
-JUGGLER 2-4965              23  14  0  105  HARLEQUINS (1186)          NIANIA
 TICKLES 9-3486              35  58  1  104  MY PETS (554)              ZUKAL

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-KONGOL 7-4524               30  16  2  100  BLADES OF ICE (162)        BONSUR
 OSCAR 50-3153               28   7  0  100  OPEN SESAME (824)          SNOWBOUND
 LIBERTY BELLE 12-5448       21  25  0  100  POWERPUFF GIRLS (1145)     RIZTAB
 ROWDY YOBBO 20-3429         22  21  1   94  SPARF! (1069)              SEAM
-SABLE 2-4950                26  15  2   93  HARLEQUINS (1186)          NIANIA
 FILI LIU 2-4968             21  20  0   92  RESURRECTION (1065)        NIANIA
 SPUTTER 82-15095            23  11  1   91  JOKA MASHER (917)          DWES EG

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GLLEELLMANN 11-4514         25   9  0   89  CARNIVAL (1105)            ARUAK CITY
 DREIHDENSMURF 11-4821       24  13  0   89  U.B.O.S.M. (1184)          ARUAK CITY
 LUNA TYCK 33-5761           31  33  1   85  DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO (1075) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SKI MASK 58-5869            29  51  0   85  CIRQUE DU MASQUES (1093)   DELARQ TOR

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NEDIAM NORI 31-4069         21  14  1   84  CISUM S. EKARD (1175)      CHIMLEVTAL
-ANGAR 10-4933               19  16  1   84  WAR HAWKS (1026)           KOLACT
 LETHE 9-4782                27  20  2   81  BLUE MOON (1025)           ZUKAL
-SON OF CAIN 18-6438         23  11  0   80  UNTOUCHABLES (1190)        TALCAMA
 CLOUDS AWAY 50-3332         17   5  2   79  OPEN SESAME (824)          SNOWBOUND
 LYTA ALEXANDER 65-5021      13   8  0   79  AND SO IT BEGINS (1062)    DAL SHANG
-EXILE 7-4618                21  16  1   77  BLADES OF ICE (162)        BONSUR
 TORATORATORRES 11-726       24  24  0   76  U.B.O.S.M. (1184)          ARUAK CITY
 MOD COD 55-2638             41  73  1   74  RHYME TYME (449)           KHALANI
-NEVILLE 11-4498             18  18  1   73  GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (1243)   ARUAK CITY
 QUIBBLE 10-4756             16  36  0   73  QUBIT (1136)               KOLACT
 THREEKARD 47-4600           15  11  1   73  CARNIVAL (1238)            NORTH FORK
-JUSTICE 73-4299             15   8  1   73  PEACE MAKERS (1241)        ERINIKA
 TUTANKHAMUN 71-3357         18  11  0   71  CARTOUCHE (1111)           KYR'TERR
 CARRIE NATION 64-4054       36  65  0   70  REFORMERS (1095)           KURUKAR
 ANDAR 11-1038               21  16  1   70  U.B.O.S.M. (1184)          ARUAK CITY
 SUMTHING PAINFUL 11-4735    21  20  0   70  U.B.O.S.M. (1184)          ARUAK CITY
 SIR VILE 10-4754            19  18  0   67  SIR AGLIO (788)            KOLACT
-SESAME 7-5269               18   9  1   64  SUGAR AND SPICE (1231)     BONSUR
-LILITH 18-7794              17   9  2   64  THE SHADOWS (1256)         TALCAMA
 XISS 11-1305                25  31  4   63  U.B.O.S.M. (1184)          ARUAK CITY
-ARROWROOT 7-5270            17   9  1   61  SUGAR AND SPICE (1231)     BONSUR
 IPECAC 45-3625              14   8  0   61  EMETICS (1242)             STORMCROWE
 FOREVER MAN 38-4168         28  45  0   60  SANDS OF TIME (1195)       CLIFFHOME
 KRAC D'CHEVALIERS 31-4345   18  15  0   59  THE STORMGUARDS (132)      CHIMLEVTAL
 ONE A DAY 98-799            13   5  3   59  MY DRUGS (1222)            SYVYN'S HILL
 HOCKEY DUCK 39-937          24  16  1   56  DUCKS UNLIMITED (1221)     XOCHITHLAN
-WHAT'S UP, DUCK? 39-3273    14  11  2   55  DUCKS UNLIMITED (1221)     XOCHITHLAN
 MUMMY 99-853                 8  10  5   55  IKER'S CORPSES (1225)      SOUTH RIDGE
-TORLEC 10-5018              15  11  2   54  WAR HAWKS (1026)           KOLACT
 GAR & BRILL 38-4252         19  22  0   53  JUST BECAUSE (1228)        CLIFFHOME
 CIARAN 1-7176               15   7  1   53  MANNEQUIN'S BEST (1227)    MORDANT
-GAMBLE 7-4884               14   8  2   52  INDIFFERENCE (1250)        BONSUR
-FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE 98-809    9   8  4   52  COLLEGE RADIO (1223)       SYVYN'S HILL
 NUTMEG 7-5167               16  10  1   51  SUGAR AND SPICE (1231)     BONSUR
 KOGITSUNE MARU 1-5298       20  16  1   47  SWEORDMASTERS (1210)       MORDANT
 ODEN WARFIEND 11-1335       26  23  3   42  U.B.O.S.M. (1184)          ARUAK CITY
 HIGH GUN 15-4386            14  17  1   42  TRIPLE CROWN (990)         MALCORN
 GLORY HOLE 98-870            7  11  4   40  SUPERIOR KILLS (1229)      SYVYN'S HILL

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN
BEER GOGGLES 33-6819       23  17  1 JOYS OF BOOZE 1209     PREACHER 7-5083        363
SPAZZ 33-6207              36  28  0 SNOTZI'S II 813        JOE KING 47-2223       363

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

     The Split is amongst us and the Splitters (people performing the Split, you
     understand) are clogging up the office so that I can't get in.  Hence, no spy
     report by me, just some piece of golem junk.  Sorry about that, and we can
     deplore it at great length next time, okay? -- Olaf

Sorrow -- My apologies for not responding to you last time.  It was not a good week.
As to inaccurately reporting your fight (blush), it does happen if I'm reading
through the notes too quickly.  My apologies for that, also! -- Olaf Modeen

Olaf -- No word from the Lady on going into the gate.  Have you heard anything? --
The Icelord

     No, but she's got a lot on her mind at present.

Sultan/Sir Aglio -- <chuckle> -- Overlords

Spaz Ghost -- Ouch! -- Talos

Icelord -- Wow.  You're a nutty dude. -- Drake

Icelord -- Let us be sent forth against those vile fiends.  They shall learn the
error of their naughtiness.  They shall be shown defeat at the hands, feet and
earlobes of Justice!  I would be honored to be such an instrument of Justice.  For I
am the right hand of Justice; the left boot of Lawfulness and the joined eyebrow of
Vengeance.  I am the Obsessed Avenger.

     The earlobes, too?  You ARE taking a hard line here.

Icelord -- Before you take that as a sign of encouragement, just remember that O.A.
thinks he's a superhero.  I suspect he's certifiable (and not as a superhero). --
Drake

Carrie Nation -- Hah!  You can't fool me!  I know your secret.  I saw that attack
made with 'demonic fury'!  You're a fraud!  A fake!  Keep it up and I'll sick the
Obsessed Avenger on you. -- Luna Tyck

Talos -- You and I are not so alike. -- Spaz "one Z" Ghost

Dirt Worm -- Vile villain, I warned you that you could not escape the long arm and
longer butt-kicking of Justice!  Ever shall I pursue such prevalent purveyors of
perfuse perversions!  For I am the seeker of Justice, the bringer of Order, and the
maker of Waffles!  I am the Obsessed Avenger!

     (mouth watering)  What kind of waffles?

Tutannowayimevengoingtotry -- Fight you?!  I can't even *pronounce* you! -- Luna Tyck

Looming Bird -- You know, I've heard of that behavior from vultures & crows, but
never from a humming bird.  That's just weird. -- Caffeine Achiever

Andar -- Hey, no fair!  You never let me take my turn. -- Iron Maiden

IceLord -- I am with you.  What prize do you offer? -- #3

Mr Sucks -- Head shots...that figures.  Nice matchup.  Let's be pen pals. -- #3

WT -- By Fall mixed we moonshine and honeys.  Just Pooh and me.  Just Pooh... -- #3

Threekard -- You foul little hustler!  You DARED to come out on the sands REEKING of
strong liquor!  What happened to you is no more and in fact much LESS than you
deserve, you leader-astray-of-youth! -- Carrie Nation

Starbuck -- The caffeine is going to....  Oh, sorry.  Um...I really don't KNOW
anything about "spaceships."  Is this like, well, other kinds of ships? -- Hallie
O'Dene

     Maybe they're bigger? -- Ed.

     Meaning they've got lots of space?  Sounds likely to me.

Hockey Duck -- Ha!  And I say again, HA HA!  You think you are greater than ME, the
Supreme Duck with a Sword?  HA! -- Ski Mask, whose pride probably goeth before a
fall, but you won't get him to admit the possibility

Glory Hole -- (surprised look)  Were the holes I made in you glorious?  I didn't
expect that. -- Lethe
P.S.  I thought they were just ORDINARY holes.

Beer Goggles -- May you have severe green-apple colic. -- Delice the Red

Hockey Duck -- I have no doubt that if he could, Ski would avoid you, just to be on
the safe side.  But we don't avoid anybody.  It's just bad luck for you that there
haven't been more matches.  Or maybe good luck, considering how this latest one came
out. -- Ho-Chan

Luna Tyck -- (elevated eyebrow of superiority)  Evil?  Hardly.  But seeing people
pollute themselves with strong drink drives me to demonic fury.  How else would a
delicate little woman like me be able to smash doors, bottles, and barrels of beer?
-- Carrie Nation

Carrie Nation -- I would not say I was demolished.  I would say your lack of awe for
a TV challenge astonished. -- Threekard

Threekard -- Want me to deal with the audacious Carrie? -- Glleellmann

Glleellmann -- No.  Your name would bewilder her. -- Threekard

Fili Liv -- A good fight.  One of my better inspirations.  Would welcome another go.
-- Glleellmann

UU Poewawakno -- Congrats on taking Captain's seat. -- Carny

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

OBSESSED AVENGER viciously subdued DIRT WORM in a 11 minute Challenge Title fight.
APPLE JACK was demolished by KAIDEN in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
STEVE MCQUEEN unbelievably bested TALOS in a crowd pleasing 14 minute Challenge brawl.
ROT TEN EGGS savagely defeated STARBUCK in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge match.
PREACHER slaughtered BEER GOGGLES in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PERFECT TEN viciously subdued KOOKABURRA in a popular 3 minute Challenge competition.
JOE KING slaughtered SPAZZ in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BUBBLES was vanquished by HALLIE O'DENE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
THREEKARD viciously subdued FOREVER MAN in a popular 4 minute brutal Challenge fight.
ONE A DAY overcame GAR & BRILL in a popular 3 minute Challenge bout.
LUNA TYCK subdued TUTANKHAMUN in a 2 minute Challenge match.
ROWDY YOBBO devastated ANDAR in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
GLORY HOLE was demolished by IPECAC in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
ODEN WARFIEND was viciously subdued by MUMMY in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GLLEELLMANN bested SKI MASK in a action packed 4 minute Challenge duel.
KOGITSUNE MARU was overpowered by MOD COD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
R'SHANN devastated MASHER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
EMERALD DRAGONFLY demolished 50 SUCKS in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
VELVET VIXEN handily defeated CRUSADER LORD in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BLACK RHINO savagely defeated PUTZ'N ALONG in a exciting 2 minute gory duel.
LOOMING BIRD handily defeated AVALANCHE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
QRAPPY devastated DELICE THE RED in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BURGER KING overpowered TICKLES in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven fight.
W.T. POOH viciously subdued OSCAR in a 8 minute gory fight.
LIBERTY BELLE demolished SIR VILE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
CARRIE NATION was vanquished by FILI LIU in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fray.
CIARAN was overpowered by DREIHDENSMURF in a 1 minute uneven competition.
SPUTTER overpowered SUMTHING PAINFUL in a action packed 2 minute one-sided fight.
LYTA ALEXANDER overpowered NUTMEG in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CLOUDS AWAY overpowered HIGH GUN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LETHE overpowered KRAC D'CHEVALIERS in a exciting 1 minute uneven bout.
HOCKEY DUCK was bested by TORATORATORRES in a popular 4 minute bloody duel.
QUIBBLE was savagely defeated by NEDIAM NORI in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
XISS overcame MEAN SPIRIT in a exciting 1 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  18         PARRY-LUNGE       36 -  15 -  2      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         PARRY-STRIKE      26 -  19 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         TOTAL PARRY       46 -  39 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  20 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         LUNGING ATTACK   116 - 108 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         WALL OF STEEL     73 -  73 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    51 -  57 -  2      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        21 -  24 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   55 -  78 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  13 -  0      41  |

Turn 363 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        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  6         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  8         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  1                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  3                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  8                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  5                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     OBSESSED AVENGER 15-2162   41  40  1  253 DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (313)
SLASHING ATTACK  EMERALD DRAGONFLY 60-2586  64  59  2  235 MAGICK (955)
AIMED BLOW       STEVE MCQUEEN 47-3908      32  33  1  226 ROYAL FLUSH (146)
LUNGING ATTACK   KAIDEN 35-3108             76  75  2  223 VIOLENT FEMS (972)
TOTAL PARRY      DIRT WORM 82-2315          55  27  0  191 VERMIN!! (1124)
WALL OF STEEL    50 SUCKS 60-4129           54  32  0  191 JOKA MASHER! (833)
BASHING ATTACK   MASHER 60-4553             35  35  3  186 JOKA MASHER! (833)
STRIKING ATTACK  APPLE JACK 47-4011         29  20  4  178 ROYAL FLUSH (146)
PARRY-LUNGE      PREACHER 7-5083            24   9  3  172 THRILLZ & KILLZ (1211)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    XISS 11-1305               25  31  4   63 U.B.O.S.M. (1184)

The overall popularity leader is KAIDEN 35-3108.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THREEKARD 47-4600.  The ten other most popular fighters were STARBUCK 6-5387, SKI 
MASK 58-5869, OBSESSED AVENGER 15-2162, GAR & BRILL 38-4252, BLACK RHINO 71-1834, 
KOOKABURRA 33-4151, NEDIAM NORI 31-4069, ROT TEN EGGS 47-3099, SPUTTER 82-15095, and 
TORATORATORRES 11-726.

The least popular fighter this week was HIGH GUN 15-4386.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NUTMEG 7-5167, CIARAN 1-7176, SIR VILE 10-4754, AVALANCHE 
75-2213, MASHER 60-4553, KOGITSUNE MARU 1-5298, ODEN WARFIEND 11-1335, GLORY HOLE 
98-870, ANDAR 11-1038, and APPLE JACK 47-4011.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           0  2 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       1  3 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       1  1 0  
NIANIA(2)            1  0 0  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  2  3 0  ARADI(60)            1  3 0  
TRANSEL(6)           0  1 0  MURSKA(35)           1  0 0  KURUKAR(64)          0  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  1 1  CLIFFHOME(38)        0  2 0  DAL SHANG(65)        1  0 0  
ZUKAL(9)             2  1 0  XOCHITHLAN(39)       0  1 0  KYR'TERR(71)         1  1 0  
KOLACT(10)           1  2 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  0 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    0  1 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       4  3 0  NORTH FORK(47)       6  1 1  DWES EG(82)          2  1 0  
RIZTAB(12)           1  1 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        1  1 0  SYVYN'S HILL(98)     1  1 0  
MALCORN(15)          1  1 0  KHALANI(55)          1  0 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      1  0 0  
SEAM(20)             2  0 0  ROCANIS(56)          0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CIARAN 1-7176               15   7  1   53  MANNEQUIN'S BEST (1227)    MORDANT
 FILI LIU 2-4968             21  20  0   92  RESURRECTION (1065)        NIANIA
 STARBUCK 6-5387             27  17  0  141  SCIENCE FICTION (1152)     TRANSEL
 PREACHER 7-5083             24   9  3  172  THRILLZ & KILLZ (1211)     BONSUR
 VELVET VIXEN 9-3275         30  31  0  190  LOST SOULS II (918)        ZUKAL
 QRAPPY 10-4761              35  47  1  163  QUBIT (1136)               KOLACT
 GLLEELLMANN 11-4514         25   9  0   89  CARNIVAL (1105)            ARUAK CITY
 BUBBLES 12-4981             24  44  1  131  POWERPUFF GIRLS (1145)     RIZTAB
 OBSESSED AVENGER 15-2162    41  40  1  253  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (313)      MALCORN
 R'SHANN 20-577              48  37  3  204  OVERLORDS (30)             SEAM
 TALOS 31-2069               45  20  0  189  THE STORMGUARDS (132)      CHIMLEVTAL
 W.T. POOH 33-4430           58  42  0  138  SNOTZI'S II (813)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 KAIDEN 35-3108              76  75  2  223  VIOLENT FEMS (972)         MURSKA
 FOREVER MAN 38-4168         28  45  0   60  SANDS OF TIME (1195)       CLIFFHOME
 HOCKEY DUCK 39-937          24  16  1   56  DUCKS UNLIMITED (1221)     XOCHITHLAN
 IPECAC 45-3625              14   8  0   61  EMETICS (1242)             STORMCROWE
 STEVE MCQUEEN 47-3908       32  33  1  226  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 OSCAR 50-3153               28   7  0  100  OPEN SESAME (824)          SNOWBOUND
 MOD COD 55-2638             41  73  1   74  RHYME TYME (449)           KHALANI
 DELICE THE RED 56-3401      38  48  1  114  BAD APPLES (1091)          ROCANIS
 HALLIE O'DENE 58-6018       43  56  0  151  CIRQUE DU MASQUES (1093)   DELARQ TOR
 EMERALD DRAGONFLY 60-2586   64  59  2  235  MAGICK (955)               ARADI
 CARRIE NATION 64-4054       36  65  0   70  REFORMERS (1095)           KURUKAR
 LYTA ALEXANDER 65-5021      13   8  0   79  AND SO IT BEGINS (1062)    DAL SHANG
 BLACK RHINO 71-1834         37  27  1  177  EDGE OF EXTINCTION (973)   KYR'TERR
 AVALANCHE 75-2213           20   4  1  141  FORCE OF NATURE (747)      JADE MOUNTAIN
 DIRT WORM 82-2315           55  27  0  191  VERMIN!! (1124)            DWES EG
 ONE A DAY 98-799            13   5  3   59  MY DRUGS (1222)            SYVYN'S HILL
 MUMMY 99-853                 8  10  5   55  IKER'S CORPSES (1225)      SOUTH RIDGE