ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 08/20/2003    Duedate: 09/02/2003

PRIMUS

DM-102    TURN-357

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 YOUNG JUSTIC 57/1306    8    0  0  100   21 QUBIT 53/792          359  377  1 48.8
  2 OVERLORDS 20/1294       6    2  0 75.0      VERMIN 72/956                         
  3 EVILUTION 74/987     1326  548  6 70.8      TRIPLE CROWN 15/1234                  
    ERDMAN BROTHERS 35/521                   22 JUGEND 39/776         415  458  3 47.5
    SONS OF CTHULHU 67/493                      LOONY TEAM 54/538                     
    DEVIL ADVOCATES 32/356                      SWORDS OF TWILIGHT 45/693             
    MEN OF IRON 70/815                          BAUTA BABIES 52/791                   
    OLD FRIENDS 17/1100                      23 POISONOUS DEM 53/586  314  347  2 47.5
    SONG OF ILUVATAR 56/1305                    BRINK OF EXTINCTION 14/1185           
    SATAN'S KINGDOM 13/351                      CALL OF THE WILD 68/1310              
    FOWL WARRIORS 64/1116                       DOG DAY AFTERNOON 30/935              
    SOMETHING FAMILIAR 15/1177                  BOOK OF THE DEAD 57/1205              
  4 DARK PANTHEON 6/738   776  382  6 67.0   24-THE GUILD 29/643       74   85  0 46.5
    THUNDR + LITENING 18/616                    INTO THE BLACK 35/898                 
  5 DSM4 9/995             97   53  0 64.7      DISTAFF STEEL 20/891                  
  6 MY WIFE 30/1107      1113  675  7 62.2   25 STAR TREK 29/1066     191  249  1 43.4
    DEATH STUDS VII 60/1257                     LORDS OF THE SWORD 55/1152            
    DEATH STUDS IV 60/658                       THE A'S -- LOSERS 30/1032             
    SAILS OF CHARON 60/437                      LORDKING GENOCIDAL 66/1085            
    HEART OF DARKNESS 82/1271                   THE REVELATION 1/389                  
    RAINDANCE 57/540                            STAR GUARDIANS 56/1254                
  7 THE TIDE 33/685       509  311  2 62.1   26 THE ART OF D 66/1118  118  169  1 41.1
    ZOOM ZONE 12/675                         27 THE TAKEN 29/895       42   64  0 39.6
    HIGH FLIERS 60/912                          HERO ALLIANCE 35/1246                 
    WISH YOU WERE HERE 17/1146                  SOUL WARRIORS 38/648                  
    PARTY TIME 6/927                         28 THE DARK ORDE 30/516   82  128  0 39.0
  8 BURN N' PILLA 18/407  375  246  2 60.4   29 NOTORIOUS 32/357       34   54  1 38.6
    BOB'S REFRIGERATOR 69/703                30 X-FORCE 66/981        298  489  1 37.9
    KNIGHTS OF ORCCON 69/865                    RUBY DRAGONS 42/620                   
  9 LOST SOULS 40/583     242  159  1 60.3      BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/575                  
 10 WITCHES BREW 18/1103  258  180  4 58.9      ELFQUEST 77/629                       
    EYE OF THE NEEDLE 60/574                    SCARLET KNIGHTS 70/706                
    MEPHISTO'S WALTZ 9/636                      PEGICORN 71/1266                      
 11 KNIGHT SHADE 69/1123  154  109  1 58.6      SCARLET KNIGHTS 61/1308               
 12 LAKOTA 21/1193         19   14  0 57.6      RUBY DRAGONS 48/1251                  
 13 SIS BOOM BAA 54/432  1119  827  9 57.5   31 CASTAWAYS 7/402       210  344  1 37.9
    4-LETTER WORDS 48/317                       MOSSRUNNERS 1/180                     
    STREET PIZZA 18/293                         BLUE EYRIE 1/1179                     
 14 WASTELAND II 7/635    667  503  3 57.0      BLACK WINGS 58/1206                   
 15 KILLER JELLO 7/502    310  238  0 56.6      SKAITHVARN 51/1304                    
    BIG MEAN FISH 18/512                     32 DONUT POLICE 26/1065   84  151  2 35.7
 16 SUNNYDALE 60/1081     110   86  0 56.1      WIMPS OF DEATH 22/1064                
    BLOOD BATH 99/1133                          SUPERHERO REJECTS 19/1061             
 17 SUPERIOR FORC 9/1058  191  155  0 55.2   33 RUNNERS 58/1036        50   94  1 34.7
    SUPERIOR FORCES 40/1000                  34 THE FORSAKEN 60/1288    9   19  0 32.1
    SUPERIOR FORCES II 60/1037                  CRYSTAL PALACE 47/1287                
 18 RHYME TYME 55/587     232  229  2 50.3   35 SAND DANCERS 76/1048  104  227  3 31.4
    SCARRY BEASTIES 74/958                      THE ILLUMINATI 37/938                 
    WE WANT RAISES 75/922                       SAND DANCERS 75/1091                  
 19 THE MERCENARIE 8/385  850  864  3 49.6      SAND DANCERS 74/1217                  
    THE RED REAVERS 28/300                   36 GENETIC MISHAP 14/32  295  663  0 30.8
    FIERCE CREATURES 68/1120                 37 BATTLE SCHOO 65/1260    6   14  0 30.0
 20-ALL THE MUN'S 37/688  311  321  2 49.2   38 THE PINK PAN 99/1315    2    6  0 25.0
    INSP GADGETS MINIONS 7/739               39 MOLES 63/947           69  213  3 24.5

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
    DARBS 77/1220                               CREW MONIKER 76/1219                  
    WILD AMINALS 74/986                         MASTICATORS 64/1002                   
    LIFESHARDPLAYSHORT 65/1003               40 ELVENDEN 69/1311        0    5  0  0.0
    THE PRESIDENTS 32/1196                

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

                                 AS THE TURNS WHIRL

     Khirza the cat-woman leaped from the lamppost to Phetmolge's shoulders and from 
there to the spar holding up the sign that said:

                               TALAHYA MUNICIPAL DOCK
                           No Admittance Without a Ticket.
                        Keep Hands and Feet Out of the Water.

     She looked around as though checking for some other alternative to solid ground, 
grinned toothily at her trollish friend, and said, "I always feel special when I see 
this sign, 'cause WE can get in without tickets."
     "If that's what it takes," Phetmolge responded with a slight smile.  He gestured 
with the small porcelain box that he was holding and said, "I don't think this is big 
enough to heat the boiler."
     He was referring to the Naiad's Nightmare (publicly known as the Naiad's Dream), 
their steam-powered barge that had originally relied on a fire elemental to keep its 
boiler hot.  The creature had quit when all the magical trouble had started on the 
Isle, temporarily grounding the Nightie.  But just recently, in exchange for 
informing Khirza's wizard friend of a source of the priceless magical ingredient 
"soy," they had gotten an artifact that might solve their power problem.
     "Sure it is!" Khirza responded, glancing sharply to the side and down and 
suddenly pouncing counterclockwise in an effort to catch her tail.  "It'll work, 
don't worry.  Ouch!"
     Attributing this judgement to nothing more than his friend's natural optimism, 
Phetmolge continued to worry.
     The Nightie stirred faintly in her moorings like a woman disturbed by an 
unpleasant dream.  Gigantic next to the fishing boats on either side of her, an 
ungainly-looking craft with two big paddlewheels on her sides and a superstructure 
that looked distinctly homemade, she gained an even more forlorn air due to the black 
tarpaulin shrouds that covered most of her above-deck features.  She rested outside 
the covered and warded dock; they had to walk down a side platform and through a 
magical shield to get aboard her.  Mist crawled from her hatches and ports.  They 
walked with hands on hilts, in case there was more than mist.
     "Think the hull glyphs are still protecting her?" Phetmolge muttered.
     "Sure," Khirza said faintly.  She looked around with quick motions.  Above the 
collar of her leather jerkin, the spotted fur bristled outward from her neck.  The 
furless tip of her nose, which so accurately reflected her mood, was crimson.  "We 
should have come to see her more often."
     "Yes, we should have."
     Khirza hopped down from the gangplank onto the deck, did a backbend and 
thoughtfully folded one knee to touch her chest, then extended that foot to the deck 
by her hands, followed it over, and came up standing again.  "On the brighter side, 
the bilge rats have probably been multiplying.  Fun!"
     "Bilge rats at the very least," Phetmolge agreed.  He drew his weapon -- not his 
usual hammer but a greatsword.  He might not wield a blade well enough to win in the 
arena, but he was more than competent with it in the normal course of life.  "I guess 
we'd better do a walk-through before we work on the engine."
     The Naiad's Nightmare had magical glyphs on her hull to repel any creatures of 
the lake, but as they searched the boat they became aware that some of these glyphs 
had indeed weakened.  Thumps and chitters and slithering sounds confirmed that 
wildlife from the Lake of Mists had taken up residence aboard the Nightie.  Phetmolge 
took the upper deck, whipping tarps off passenger seats and surprising half a dozen 
amphibians the size of foxes, which waddled away but not fast enough to escape the 
reach of his long arm and longer blade.  He flung their little bodies into the water, 
where they floated a moment before sinking.  After the third one, something 
apparently realized that appetizers were being served, because the rest of the 
corpses were snatched underwater the moment they hit.  Khirza, searching the main 
deck, found a nest of snakes with humanlike heads; she dispatched them quickly.  Then 
the two partners joined forces to go belowdecks.
     Phetmolge led the way down the stair into darkness, his sword before him.  
"We'll need to get your wizard friend out to refresh those glyphs," he said.  "Or do 
you have to have the boat in drydock to do that?"
     "Don't know," the cat-woman said.  "Weed!"
     Phetmolge ducked as a loop of slimy vegetation reached for his head.  They 
battled it for a while, noses wrinkled against the pungent smell of rotting spinach.  
When they were done, the plant had been extracted from its overhead compartment and 
lay heaped on the floor like a bundle of rags.  It had a head of sorts, which looked 
like brown lettuce.
     "You eat salad, don't you?" Khirza said, kicking at it.
     Phetmolge gave her a pained smile.
     They cleared out the staterooms and galley -- it wasn't too bad, the glyphs were 
obviously still working to some extent -- and then lit a lantern and went down the 
next level to the engine room.
     "I've been waiting for you," said the long-legged blonde who lay half-naked on 
the nest of ropes next to the engine.  Lips curving in a luscious red smile, she 
crooked her pale finger and beckoned to Phetmolge.  "Come here, handsome."
     "Siren!"  Khirza said, advancing with her scimitar up.  "That's a bad critter!  
Don't listen to her, big guy!"
     "That's not a siren," said Phetmolge.  "I don't know what she is, but she's not 
a siren.  She's lonely."  He strode forward, never taking his eyes from the smiling 
gaze of the mysterious woman.
     Khirza darted in front of him, waving her hands in front of his face to break 
the locked gaze.  "Remember our course in lake safety?  The kiss that drowns!  Dead 
boyfriends underwater!  Come ON, Phetmolge, she called you handsome!"
     The blonde rose from her couch of ropes.  "Ever since we met at the police 
station I have known that you would come to help me," she said.
     "What?" said the trollish gladiator.
     "You got my note," said the blonde.
     "You're getting mail from sirens?" Khirza said, looking bewildered.
     "Had we met under other circumstances, I could have fallen in love with you," 
said the blonde.
     "Not likely," Phetmolge responded.  "Ma'am, I think you're mistaking me for 
someone else... Who are you?"
     She looked blankly at him as though trying to remember.  Then -- "Jolane," she 
said.  "I'm Jolane."
     The woman in the boiler room was beautiful, if Phetmolge was any judge of human 
beauty.  Her full lips were as red as blood, her eyes a vivid, almost glowing light 
brown.  Her long, pale hair, dripping with water, was braided with strands of aquatic 
weed that formed strange pink blossoms over her ears.  Her complexion was nearly as 
white as the simple dress that, miraculously, hadn't gotten dirty from the nest of 
ropes on which she'd been reclining.
     She had said that her name was Jolane, a name which rang a bell in Phetmolge's 
awareness, although at the moment he couldn't place it.
     "I've been waiting for you," she repeated, in a soft, inviting voice.
     "How did you know I was coming?" Phetmolge asked, since he and his partner had 
told no one they were coming to check on the boat today.  He was pretty sure she had 
mistaken him for someone else, since she had previously mentioned meeting him in a 
police station; he'd never been in a police station in his life.  But since he was a 
troll, it was pretty hard to mistake him for anyone else on the Isle, and so he 
thought this woman was not right in the head.  He hoped to gently lead the 
conversation around to finding out where she came from and whether she had any 
relatives who could take charge of her.
     Khirza, his partner, was acting strangely.  Always rather hyperactive, she was 
practically manic now, leaping across his field of vision with her arms frantically 
waving, tail straight out and bristling like a bottle-brush.  He glanced at her as 
she landed on all fours next to the boiler.  "What?"
     "She's not human!" Khirza shouted.
     Phetmolge frowned in puzzlement that his friend would make an issue of this.  
She herself was not human but of the Pridefolk, a cat-woman.  And he was a troll.  
What did either of them care that their visitor was not human?  Come to think of it, 
though, Jolane looked human enough.  She had risen from her nest and approached him, 
smiling.  She was graceful and looked quite kissable, which was a little strange 
since he wasn't normally attracted to humans.  From a few inches away, he could feel 
the delightful coolness of her body.
     As he reached for Jolane, something tugged on his arm.  It was Khirza, making a 
pest of herself again.  Her mouth was moving and he realized she was still shouting.  
"...dead, Phetmolge!  She's undead!"
     "I knew that you would come to me at last," said Jolane, her soft voice easy to 
hear above all the background clatter.  "A little late, of course..."  Her tone was 
chiding.  "But better late than never.  Join me, and we'll rest forever in each 
other's arms."
     Even to his infatuated perception, this sounded like something one might see on 
a tombstone.  Jolane must have noticed a change in his expression because she added, 
"Know bliss, I mean.  We'll know bliss forever in each other's arms."
     "Oh," he said.  "Yes, all right."  Again he reached for her as her arms went 
around his neck.  He bent his head down for the kiss--
     --and got a faceful of Khirza's leather jerkin.  The cat-woman had leaped on 
him, wrapping her arms and legs around his head.  He staggered around, struggling to 
free himself while being careful not to hurt his friend.  He stepped on something 
slippery.  There was a scream.
     "You big oaf!" shrieked Jolane's voice.  "You big... you big... troll... you're 
not Galen!  And to think I almost--OHHH!  Fraud!  Despoiler!"
     A moment later, Khirza let go and climbed off of him.  The two partners were 
alone in the boiler room.
     "Perceptive, wasn't she?" Khirza panted.
     "What happened?"
     The cat-woman looked rather satisfied as she explained, "I don't know, maybe 
sirens don't have very good eyesight.  But then you stepped on her.  When you step on 
someone, big guy, they notice that they've been stepped on by a troll.  So she ran 
off, jumped back in the lake I guess."
     Although he still felt rather fuzzy-headed, Phetmolge was beginning to get it.  
"You mean, that woman was a siren?  A drowned woman who lures men to their deaths?  
How could you tell?"
     Cats laugh silently.  Khirza gave him a toothy grin, her tail twitching in 
merriment.

"Dear Mr. Shanmarrik,

You may not remember us, but you were a passenger on our boat, the 'Naiad's Dream,' a 
few months ago.  Maybe it is that slight connection that led to a strange case of 
mistaken identity yesterday.  Our boat had been docked for some time due to the 
magical disturbances around the Isle.  Khirza (my partner) and I had visited the dock 
to do some routine maintenance when we met a person who apparently mistook me for 
you.  She called me by your name, and identified herself as Jolane.

Mr. Shanmarrik, this person seemed quite unnatural and might in fact be one of the 
lake-dwelling undead that we have been warned about.  Therefore if you decide to 
investigate this incident I urge you to use extreme caution.  If you wish further 
information or help, please contact Khirza at the Castaways guildhouse affiliated 
with the Talahya arena, or myself, Phetmolge, at the Up To No Good guildhouse, 
affiliated with the Lirin Kiv arena.  We stand ready to give any assistance within 
our power.

                                                         Your Servant,
                                                          Phetmolge"

     Galen's hands trembled as he read the letter.  She was back.  She was dead.  
Somehow it was his fault.  He had to meet with her if possible.  He would go to the 
Naiad's Dream immediately.

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Eye of the Storm #64 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Somewhere in the Far West:

     Ashon Chang, Werre, and Jammies handled the sailing of their ship, with Vurand 
doing what he could, mostly the cooking.  Rughal and Herlas were present but not 
really there, wholly focused on each other as though they were locked in a dance the 
lip of a volcano.  It made them unnerving traveling companions.
     They saw other vessels from time to time as they made their way down the western 
coast of Ghea.  None of them close enough to hail, and after the tenth passed at a 
distance, Jammies began to wonder if the others were deliberate avoiding such 
contact.
     "Probably," Vurand said when the young gladiator raised the question.  "We've 
gotten used to it, but there must be such a cloud of magical tension over this ship 
that even the blindest will notice and avoid us."  The Orc didn't look toward the bow 
of the ship where Herlas and Rughal were currently stationed, staring at each other 
silently.  Jammies didn't, either.  Looking at them made him twitch.  "I'd avoid us, 
too, if I could," he muttered.  "I'll be glad when I've got ground under my feet 
again, too."
     "That might be fairly soon," Jammies said, his spirits lifting.  He didn't care 
much for sailing, or maybe it was just that he didn't like living on this little ship 
for days on end.  "Werre's got this chart that he's marking our positions on every 
day, and when we get through there--" he gestured ahead at rocks looming on their 
eastern horizon, "--we'll be almost to somewhere."
     "Almost to somewhere?"  The Orc grinned.  "I like that!  That describes this 
whole situation."  He sobered.  "Things aren't so good, are they?"
     Jammies shrugged uncomfortably.  The gladiators talked about the situation 
whenever two of them were together--the decline in the Arcanum and what that might 
mean to Ghea, the kidnapping of Shania Silverstar, and the search for the Eye of the 
West, but there wasn't anything they could DO about any of it except what they were 
doing.  Which was hunting for the Eye under the advice of Herlas, a man none of them 
trusted.  Jammies sighed.  "More than once lately, I've found myself wishing for 
something simple and obvious, like an attack by pirates...."
     "Ship approaching!" Werre shouted suddenly.  "Looks like trouble!"
     Vurand glared at Jammies.  "You just HAD to say that about pirates, didn't you?"
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "The time for choice is long past," the man had said.  By being so closed-
minded, he had made HIS choice, at least.
     There were other ways to save the Eye of the West.  So Shania believed, even 
though she did not yet know what those ways might be.
     She sat up on the pallet cautiously, a little surprised that she could move with 
relative ease, she had been so tired for so long.  More surprised that there was no 
one in the room with her.  Were they so sure she could do nothing that would matter 
here?  Or did they think her too weak to move at all?  Well, what they thought didn't 
matter.  She got to her feet carefully, noting in passing that she had been dressed 
in a simple shift of white cloth... appropriate for a sacrifice, no doubt.  Probably 
one they intended to carry out quite soon, which meant she didn't have much time for 
whatever she was going to do on her own.
     Whatever that might be.
     She was going to do something with the Eye that she had come so far to find.
     Shania crossed to the pillar-statue that was holding the dying stone and 
contemplated it for a moment, then touched the dull surface lightly.
     Ah.  There WAS a spirit within, as the man had said.  She received an impression 
of great age, perhaps as great as her own, and of weariness.
     *Release me.*  The voice was barely a whisper in her mind.
     "I do not refuse," Shania said carefully, "but how and why?  And what will 
happen to Ghea if your release destroys this stone which has upheld the Arcanum?"
     *So many questions.*  There was a period of silence.  *It is a long story....*  
Another silence.  *And we do not have much time between us for the telling, but you 
must know a little.  Enough to act correctly.*  A mental sigh.
     *Long ago, the world began to fall apart.  Some of us said that it was because 
of the departure of the Folstrom, that they had held the world together with their 
Arts, and now withdrew that support along with their presence.  Some of us said... 
other things.  It doesn't matter now, I suppose.*
     "It might," Shania said.  "If the problem is recurring, that might be crucial 
information."
     A mental shrug.  *If it is important, that is a misfortune, because it is 
not....  That information is no longer available.  I am not able to speak of it.  
Reality was changing then.  It is changing now.  SHE decided to stabilize the world 
with... by making devices to support what SHE called reality.  The Eyes.  SHE chose 
four of us to energize them, but I am the only one left, and there is no longer....  
I cannot maintain stability without my kinsmen to balance against.*
     "The only one left... the other three Eyes are destroyed, then?"
     *I fear so, because I cannot feel them anywhere, and if they were still in this 
phase of existence, I would.  I felt....  It doesn't matter.  They are gone.  The 
people here--what they want to do will not work.  One alone cannot maintain the 
balance of the world.  The old reality is ending.  You must find a new reality, with 
new keys.  Do not let HER or anyone persuade you that there is virtue in returning to 
the old way.  Can a bird crawl back into its egg?*  A mental laugh.  *People will not 
accept that until they must, though.  Can you resist their pressures?*
     "If I see the need, yes, of course.  But I have little strength to resist 
anything now."  Shania wondered if she should go into the details that had ended with 
her life being linked with the Ghean Arcanum.  Not now.  Besides, this person in the 
Eye might already know....
     *I know* the stone agreed.  *As I am placing a burden on you, so I will also 
give you the only gift I have.  Take the stone in your arms, and do not resist, 
Shania Silverstar.*
     She did so, lifting it carefully.  It was lighter in weight than she had 
expected, but there was a feeling of fragility about it.  It might be a hollow shell 
of glass, from the feel of it.  At first it was neither warm nor cold, but warmth 
crept into it.  Out of it.  Into her.
     *All of life and strength that remains to me I give to you, Shania Silverstar,* 
the voice in her mind whispered.  *Use it well.*

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                         Reflections by the Lady's Protector

Woo hoo!  Two turns in a row.  Not exactly an Iron Princess-like streak, but they all 
have to start somehow.  That was a great fight, Mudminnow.  Damn, but you're hard to 
hit!

Anyway, I owe challnges to White Dove and Mendllesohn, since I had promised to send 
them their way and never actually got around to doing so last turn.  I.P.--I hear you 
loud and clear.  Get back in the top 11 and you get my challenge.  It's the least I 
could do, considering how many you sent to me.

Only one piece of really important news this turn:  I just got 1 speed train better!  
Only 3 to go.  Damn, but I hope those help.

BTW, did you notice TUM had the 1 and 2 spots in Primus this past turn?  Naturally, 
that's the turn Wolf decides to blow it and drop about 20 spots straight down, but 
what the hell, the top 2 is still pretty good.

Luck to all on the sands.

Drat and TUM

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     I wasn't going to do this.  I mean, I wasn't even HERE to do this, I came to see 
about Free Blades tomorrow.  But The Saint is still on vacation, and somebody just 
GRABBED me and shoved me in this little room with the notes and a, you know, scribe 
to write things down.  The scribe, who is kind of cute but not, you know, really with 
it, said there should be action-packed adventure, thrills, chills, and spills.  
Except for spilling my drink, which I didn't, it looks like a pretty boring little 
room to me!  And I have, you know, things to do.
     So just the high points, okay?  Olive Drab won a fight and got 51 points and the 
Most Victorious Person award, besides.  She beat Randy Pollack, who only lost 46 
points, so those extra five points must be some kind of, like, bonus, right?
     Drat got the most challenges, and he is having them framed to hang on his wall, 
or maybe her wall, it doesn't say.  And ended up fighting Rabid Mouse.  Um, Moose.  
You know, the one with his hair standing up in jelly points all over.  That mouse.  
Moose.  Carlos the Bookie says that Drat is buying everybody drinks at E. Snee's Bar 
& Grill.  I don't know if it's true, but I wouldn't go to E. Snee's if I had anyplace 
else to go!
     High Fliers was most avoided by Satan's Kingdom.  I don't know what that means.  
I mean, I know what most avoided means, but I don't know WHY.
     Nobody died, and everything else is, you know, in the back of the newsletter.

                                        Debby Tonte

P.S.  And probably The Saint will be back next time.

THE LADY'S PROTECTOR              W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
  1) DRAT 48-1831               179  97  6  4-LETTER WORDS (317)       CAER

THE LADY'S CHALLENGERS            W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
  2) SMELLY SOCKS 18-1975       212  89  1  STREET PIZZA (293)         TALCAMA
  3) WIDOWMAKER XII 60-1803     140  72  6  DEATH STUDS IV (658)       ARADI
  4) PINK MINK 55-220           158 109  1  RHYME TYME (587)           KHALANI
  5) WHITE DOVE 57-2671         187  93  1  RAINDANCE (540)            ANDOR
  6) MELANIE 99-365              84  72  6  BLOOD BATH (1133)          SOUTH RIDGE
  7) WANNA BE MUFFIN 7-2663     176 107  2  WASTELAND II (635)         BONSUR
  8) RABID MOOSE 13-2450        202  78  0  SATAN'S KINGDOM (351)      DULLENS
  9) TEDDY BREWSTER 35-1563     213  71  2  ERDMAN BROTHERS (521)      MURSKA
 10) MUDMINNOW 18-2760          146  76  1  BIG MEAN FISH (512)        TALCAMA
 11) GRIM REAVER 28-1356        162  91  3  THE RED REAVERS (300)      MORYA

LEGION OF THE WAND                W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 12) IRON PRINCESS 18-3115      186  92  3  THUNDR + LITENING (616)    TALCAMA
 13)-HE-MUN 37-2304             154  69  0  ALL THE MUN'S MEN (688)    SIBIKHAS
 14) MENDELSSOHN 9-2894         166  76  2  MEPHISTO'S WALTZ (636)     ZUKAL
 15) FRAC 12-2900               149  71  2  ZOOM ZONE (675)            RIZTAB
 16) LEVI A. THON 32-2080       172  82  1  DEVIL ADVOCATES (356)      ARVAT
 17) BLACK DOG 33-3207          140  86  2  THE TIDE (685)             NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 18) NOVA STAR 40-1831          158  60  3  LOST SOULS (583)           ZENSU
 19) SUG 60-2336                139  63  0  HIGH FLIERS (912)          ARADI
 20) UUM FOO FOO 18-2083        149  96  2  BURN N' PILLAGE (407)      TALCAMA
 21) WOLFINMYCLOTHES 54-961     181 108  4  SIS BOOM BAA (432)         TROCAR
 22) RED HOOK 60-1596           136 102  4  EYE OF THE NEEDLE (574)    ARADI
 23) PRIME EVIL MAN 74-2332     109  28  0  EVILUTION (987)            DAIYLA KIV
 24) RAETH 69-1083              121  97  0  KNIGHTS OF ORCCON (865)    CIMMERIAC
 25) WHIRLING FURY 6-3891       164  52  0  DARK PANTHEON (738)        TRANSEL
 26) TIMKORD 54-979             160 108  0  LOONY TEAM (538)           TROCAR
 27)-BRAIN 7-2962               112  92  2  INSP GADGETS MINIONS (739) BONSUR
 28) BLUE BUNNY 9-2717          106  59  0  SUPERIOR FORCES (1058)     ZUKAL
 29) RABID-GERBIL 68-6931        70  69  0  FIERCE CREATURES (1120)    FIREHOLD
 30) QUAGMIRE 53-4637           132  81  1  QUBIT (792)                KHALHUMS

LEGION OF THE WAND                W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 31) HENDERSON 30-1622          149  89  0  THE A'S -- LOSERS (1032)   IAYE

DEFENDERS OF THE TOWER            W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 32) SUNSPOT 66-2832             89  86  3  X-FORCE (981)              TARRGIR
 33) BOB'S BEEF 69-1199         145  85  3  BOB'S REFRIGERATOR (703)   CIMMERIAC
 34) XOTHUZYL 54-1038           107 114  1  LOONY TEAM (538)           TROCAR
 35) TREMOR 9-3352              117  58  1  DSM4 (995)                 ZUKAL
 36) THE UNHOLY CHILD 1-3810    140  51  1  THE REVELATION (389)       MORDANT
 37) TAMED SHREW 72-1776        121 100  1  VERMIN (956)               DRAGONHEAD
 38) KEYSER 6-4340              119  48  2  PARTY TIME (927)           TRANSEL
 39) MARDUK 67-159              212  69  7  SONS OF CTHULHU (493)      BARIKALA
 40) BOB'S WEINER 69-1200       142  84  1  BOB'S REFRIGERATOR (703)   CIMMERIAC
 41) HISSY FIT 30-3308          111  57  0  MY WIFE (1107)             IAYE
 42) RAKHIM 54-741              133 124  1  LOONY TEAM (538)           TROCAR
 43) AUNTIE CHRIST 32-1913      201  63  0  DEVIL ADVOCATES (356)      ARVAT
 44) MASQUERADE 8-2297          105  55  0  THE MERCENARIES (385)      ARKERS
 45) GRINDOL 52-2287             78  75  0  BAUTA BABIES (791)         FRATSFA
 46) LIMEY 60-983               205  65  2  SAILS OF CHARON (437)      ARADI
 47) JOE 17-4772                 98  36  0  WISH YOU WERE HERE (1146)  ALJAFIR
 48) NEUE REGEL 30-1775         155 151  0  THE DARK ORDER (516)       IAYE
 49) EDGE 7-3539                144  71  0  WASTELAND II (635)         BONSUR
 50) DOMINO 66-2867              95  93  2  X-FORCE (981)              TARRGIR
 51) BIG BIRD 64-3987            58  23  0  FOWL WARRIORS (1116)       KURUKAR
 52) STABLIOQUEEN 39-1244       112  93  1  JUGEND (776)               XOCHITHLAN
 53) SATURN 47-2440              99  89  2  CRYSTAL PALACE (1287)      NORTH FORK
 54) FALPAWIZ 55-1342           151  73  4  LORDS OF THE SWORD (1152)  KHALANI
 55) ANGEL 60-4060               44  40  0  SUNNYDALE (1081)           ARADI
 56) BERCILAK 45-1791           108  96  0  SWORDS OF TWILIGHT (693)   STORMCROWE
 57) TORTURED TROUT 13-2449     171 108  1  SATAN'S KINGDOM (351)      DULLENS
 58) RASPBERRY 7-2219           142  92  0  KILLER JELLO (502)         BONSUR
 59) RAVEN BLOOD 18-4760         80  92  1  WITCHES BREW (1103)        TALCAMA
 60) THUNDER GULCH 15-3924       59  35  0  TRIPLE CROWN (1234)        MALCORN
 61) COL WYRMSLAYER 70-3145     122  41  0  MEN OF IRON (815)          SENTERN

THE ELITE GUARD                   W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 62) PICARD 29-1995             142  79  2  STAR TREK (1066)           LAPUR
 63) DANGEROUS 32-1843           65  51  3  NOTORIOUS (357)            ARVAT
 64) WENDIGO 58-3871             74  76  2  RUNNERS (1036)             DELARQ TOR
 65) ALAIN 42-1532               95  79  0  RUBY DRAGONS (620)         RODEKI
 66) PRETTY VASHEEL 58-42       125 124  3  BLACK WINGS (1206)         DELARQ TOR
 67) SNIK SNAK 26-3135           89  88  2  DONUT POLICE (1065)        CALEAM
 68) LOWLY WORM 74-56           154 107  1  SCARRY BEASTIES (958)      DAIYLA KIV
 69) SALUKI 30-3253              75  49  1  DOG DAY AFTERNOON (935)    IAYE
 70) JOHN BRAIN 7-3850          106  72  2  WASTELAND II (635)         BONSUR
 71) TRY AS HE WILL 61-752       82  93  0  BLOOD KNIGHTS (575)        JURINE
 72) XENA 40-2794                90  94  1  SUPERIOR FORCES (1000)     ZENSU
 73) BELLEROPHON 20-2863        107  69  3  OVERLORDS (1294)           SEAM
 74) CHIEF IRON BEAR 21-4669     64  35  2  LAKOTA (1193)              SUNSET
 75) THUNDAR BEAGLE! 14-852      91 163  1  GENETIC MISHAPS (32)       TOBIR
 76) ABT 60-2950                117  58  2  HIGH FLIERS (912)          ARADI
 77) HOPE CRUSHER 22-3070        83  98  0  WIMPS OF DEATH (1064)      SOLVEN
 78) HARM 57-1937                78  50  0  YOUNG JUSTICE (1306)       ANDOR
 79) CLARISA 38-2493             80  35  0  SOUL WARRIORS (648)        CLIFFHOME
 80) NIGHTFALL 77-1210           78  57  2  ELFQUEST (629)             MAZGOURRAH
 81) MANIC 9-4297                82  22  0  DSM4 (995)                 ZUKAL
 82) QUAALUDE 53-5154           110  78  1  QUBIT (792)                KHALHUMS
 83) SLINK 74-2155              113  86  2  WILD AMINALS (986)         DAIYLA KIV
 84)-ADRIEN ELISEER 35-2761      68  34  1  INTO THE BLACK (898)       MURSKA
 85) CUTTER 77-73                82  74  1  ELFQUEST (629)             MAZGOURRAH
 86) SAVAGE CHIPMUNK 13-3603     93  72  1  SATAN'S KINGDOM (351)      DULLENS
 87) OLIVE DRAB 70-1678          89  74  3  SCARLET KNIGHTS (706)      SENTERN
 88) TREY THE EDGE 37-1849      137 129  5  THE ILLUMINATI (938)       SIBIKHAS
 89) CHARINIDA 71-1462           58  71  2  PEGICORN (1266)            KYR'TERR

THE ELITE GUARD                   W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 90)-KEZ MAEFELE 29-3027         84  41  1  THE GUILD (643)            LAPUR
 91) JAZERIAN 70-1675            98  82  2  SCARLET KNIGHTS (706)      SENTERN
 92) MIHA-TAHALI 76-752         133 125  2  SAND DANCERS (1048)        SIMTAKKA
 93) RAINFOREST 14-3132          32  16  0  BRINK OF EXTINCTION (1185) TOBIR
 94) PHANTAZIA 66-2083           85  93  1  X-FORCE (981)              TARRGIR
 95) TIMBER WOLF 68-9138         61  32  1  CALL OF THE WILD (1310)    FIREHOLD
 96) PIECE OF 12 BUCKS 99-321    34  31  4  THE PINK PANSIES (1315)    SOUTH RIDGE
 97) NEPTUNE 38-2780             68  47  0  SOUL WARRIORS (648)        CLIFFHOME
 98) SHAVED MAMMOTH 13-3607     116  51  1  SATAN'S KINGDOM (351)      DULLENS
 99) COLREDES 51-1313           122 142  1  SKAITHVARN (1304)          TRICORUS
100)-KORAPH 35-2658              71  38  0  INTO THE BLACK (898)       MURSKA
101) JA'KLA 82-1173              47  38  1  HEART OF DARKNESS (1271)   DWES EG

THE TOWER GUARD                   W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
102) THE LADY 29-2226            83  63  1  THE TAKEN (895)            LAPUR
103) SOLOMON 35-2758             63  32  1  HERO ALLIANCE (1246)       MURSKA
104) SHAHRAZAD 1-2008           124  81  1  MOSSRUNNERS (180)          MORDANT
105) STING-GER 66-443           111 100  1  LORDKING GENOCIDAL (1085)  TARRGIR
106) NANCY DREHWING 63-1803      61 100  2  MOLES (947)                AMEN-TEI
107) MASTER STROKE 22-2809      116  84  1  WIMPS OF DEATH (1064)      SOLVEN
108) INVISIBLE PEDESTRI 19-3040  81  78  2  SUPERHERO REJECTS (1061)   ZUWAYZA
109) DAVE FLOWERS 77-1306       112 118  4  DARBS (1220)               MAZGOURRAH
110) SWIFT 75-181               148 111  2  WE WANT RAISES (922)       JADE MOUNTAIN
111) ODIN LXXIV 60-3678          56  47  0  DEATH STUDS VII (1257)     ARADI
112) JAMES BUCHANAN 32-3391      73 100  1  THE PRESIDENTS (1196)      ARVAT
113) ERIK HILLE 63-1891          78  98  0  MOLES (947)                AMEN-TEI
114) KHAROS 7-1777              110  68  1  CASTAWAYS (402)            BONSUR
115) ANIKAN SILVERHAWK 61-1263   64  85  4  SCARLET KNIGHTS (1308)     JURINE
116) PENNY FOOLISH 65-3057       97  96  2  LIFESHARDPLAYSHORT (1003)  DAL SHANG
117) PANZER 58-3579              65  96  4  RUNNERS (1036)             DELARQ TOR
118) PICASSO 66-89               97 115  5  THE ART OF DEATH (1118)    TARRGIR
119) ON GUARD 15-3234            95  58  0  SOMETHING FAMILIAR (1177)  MALCORN
120) JOHN HOUDE 63-1480         102 112  3  MOLES (947)                AMEN-TEI
121) REBINA TYL KHOL 74-1528    109 156  5  SAND DANCERS (1217)        DAIYLA KIV
122) BEAN 65-4972                50  28  0  BATTLE SCHOOL (1260)       DAL SHANG
123) SHATTERSTAR 66-334         126 140  1  X-FORCE (981)              TARRGIR
124) CELUAN 1-3263              151 108  0  BLUE EYRIE (1179)          MORDANT
125) THE LITTLE ONE 56-1432     108 114  4  STAR GUARDIANS (1254)      ROCANIS
126)-ALLISON JONES 20-2505       73  35  2  DISTAFF STEEL (891)        SEAM
127) PARIS GREEN 53-5465         91  92  0  POISONOUS DEMISE (586)     KHALHUMS
128) NEPTUNE 60-3433             74  47  1  THE FORSAKEN (1288)        ARADI
129) PIZZA SAINT 60-3286         84  73  0  SUPERIOR FORCES II (1037)  ARADI
130) KHYRON 75-1026             105 129  3  WE WANT RAISES (922)       JADE MOUNTAIN
131) MANWE SULIMO 56-3338        23  11  0  SONG OF ILUVATAR (1305)    ROCANIS
132) SEAN UPCHURCH 63-1478      102 111  1  MOLES (947)                AMEN-TEI
133) WILD TURKEY 64-3934         48  22  1  FOWL WARRIORS (1116)       KURUKAR
134) RANDY POLLACK 63-1770       93 116  1  MOLES (947)                AMEN-TEI
135) TREVOR PLACKER 77-1938      87 120  2  DARBS (1220)               MAZGOURRAH
136) NELINARIA 75-672           149 115  5  SAND DANCERS (1091)        JADE MOUNTAIN
137) ANGELIC SMURF 1-2351        57  54  0  THE REVELATION (389)       MORDANT
138) NIP 64-1321                110 161  3  MASTICATORS (1002)         KURUKAR
139) DAION 1-2061                94 100  0  MOSSRUNNERS (180)          MORDANT
140) VILLIAGE IDIOT 14-304      199 192  0  GENETIC MISHAPS (32)       TOBIR
141) D. OGGED 69-7672            57  24  0  KNIGHT SHADE (1123)        CIMMERIAC
142) REDUCER 76-988             110  97  5  CREW MONIKER (1219)        SIMTAKKA
143) ELFSTER 69-3085             59  59  4  ELVENDEN (1311)            CIMMERIAC
144) CONOR LARKIN 17-4974        62  25  2  OLD FRIENDS (1100)         ALJAFIR
145) VIOLENT FURY 14-303         86 182  1  GENETIC MISHAPS (32)       TOBIR
146) AMBER BLACKWOLF 48-2909     53  72  2  RUBY DRAGONS (1251)        CAER
147) HATHOR 57-3998              53  40  2  BOOK OF THE DEAD (1205)    ANDOR

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Iron Princess -- We both know I never avoid you but we also both know you don't 
really want to fight me in the arena. -- Grim Reaver

     Where else would she fight you?

Manager -- Thank you for your contribution to my continued reign as Top Team here in 
Primus.  It is appreciated. -- Rillion, mgr of Young Justice

Hoffa -- Admit it:  sure, you can beat me on unfair challenges, but when it counts 
(tourneys) or when Sultan isn't so lazy and actually lets me challenge, your warriors 
are just barely mediocre, aren't they? -- Tamed Shrew

Upright Man -- I agree with your opinions re: Primus learn rate and the distinction 
that Gateway should be the top end DM experience.  Now, is this problem ever going to 
get addressed? -- Sultan
P.S.  Way to go with Drat.

Masquerade -- Wow, can you say "overmatched"? -- Koraph

Bob's Weiner -- Should we ever match up again, I would take it as a personal favor if 
you would not make it look quite so easy in defeating me.  You quite bruised my ego. 
-- Adrien Eliseer

     Arnica.  With an umbrella in it.

John Brain -- I have not been handled so easily in quite some time.  Well done. -- 
Kez Maefele

Master Stroke -- Well, at least our fight was relatively close. -- Allison Jones

All -- Oy, time for some remedial training. -- Guido

TUM -- I don't want to see Primus folded into Gateway.  However, the small size of 
Primus is really an exaggeration, if you keep a running count of the # of warriors in 
the actual Primus and Gateway arena, Primus really isn't that small.  The problem 
seems to be that no one wants to be fodder in the Primus tourney with little chance 
of training anything.  (And a lot of the dedicated Primus managers don't send big 
squads anyway.)  If you're going to change something, I would strongly encourage 
changing a little bit at a time.  If you are looking for a bigger Primus tourney, 
then have the Comission give a bigger incentive to entering the tourney. (Maybe 
reduced rate, more rounds, guarantee to hit your first train....)  Personally 
speaking, no change in the training rate would affect which warriors I've decided to 
send to Primus or Gateway. -- Manager

Big Bird -- (sigh)  You're a big mean bird, and I'm getting soft in my old age.  I 
think I should quit this gig. -- Trey the Edge

Thundar Beagle -- Do you hunt rabbits? -- Miha-Tahali

The Lady -- That's lady-like? -- Rebina tyl Khol the surprised

Daion -- Take that, both of you. -- Nelinaria

Kharos -- Yes, we noticed the scent.  I believe the maintenance crew is using 409 on 
it. -- Rebina tyl Khol

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

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

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

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

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

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

Defenders of Aruak

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RABID MOOSE was viciously subdued by DRAT in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
WIDOWMAKER XII demolished MELANIE in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
WHITE DOVE viciously subdued WANNA BE MUFFIN in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
LEVI A. THON overpowered HENDERSON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
NOVA STAR savagely defeated RAETH in a exciting 5 minute bloody Challenge struggle.
PRIME EVIL MAN handily defeated BLUE BUNNY in a 3 minute uneven Challenge fight.
RABID-GERBIL was vanquished by MENDELSSOHN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TAMED SHREW vanquished KEYSER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
COL WYRMSLAYER was handily defeated by SATURN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BIG BIRD demolished THUNDER GULCH in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
MARDUK bested GRINDOL in a exciting 1 minute Challenge battle.
AUNTIE CHRIST devastated NEUE REGEL in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
LIMEY won victory over JOE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge bout.
TORTURED TROUT won victory over RAVEN BLOOD in a exciting 3 minute Challenge fray.
BELLEROPHON slimly won victory over HOPE CRUSHER in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
SHAVED MAMMOTH demolished COLREDES in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MANIC defeated CUTTER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody Challenge conflict.
SAVAGE CHIPMUNK savagely defeated TREY THE EDGE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
ODIN LXXIV beat PICASSO in a action packed 2 minute Challenge fray.
MANWE SULIMO handily defeated NELINARIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
CONOR LARKIN defeated VIOLENT FURY in a action packed 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
WILD TURKEY defeated TREVOR PLACKER in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
JA'KLA overpowered THE LADY in a 2 minute uneven Challenge match.
TEDDY BREWSTER beat RED HOOK in a action packed 1 minute duel.
TIMKORD was beaten by PINK MINK in a exciting 3 minute fray.
SMELLY SOCKS handily defeated QUAGMIRE in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
MUDMINNOW overpowered WHIRLING FURY in a popular 4 minute brutal uneven duel.
GRIM REAVER savagely defeated SUG in a popular 15 minute brutal fight.
TREMOR was savagely defeated by UUM FOO FOO in a action packed 2 minute brutal bout.
IRON PRINCESS devastated BOB'S BEEF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
FRAC narrowly defeated BERCILAK in a exciting 3 minute struggle.
WOLFINMYCLOTHES handily defeated FALPAWIZ in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
BLACK DOG slimly won victory over BOB'S WEINER in a action packed 3 minute match.
DANGEROUS was overpowered by RASPBERRY in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven bout.
ANGEL demolished NIGHTFALL in a 1 minute uneven competition.
STABLIOQUEEN savagely defeated ALAIN in a exciting 3 minute gruesome fight.
SUNSPOT vanquished NEPTUNE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gruesome one-sided struggle.
DOMINO was handily defeated by EDGE in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
QUAALUDE was beaten by HISSY FIT in a action packed 2 minute competition.
RAKHIM handily defeated PRETTY VASHEEL in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
XOTHUZYL subdued TIMBER WOLF in a action packed 1 minute fight.
MASQUERADE overpowered XENA in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven bout.
THE UNHOLY CHILD vanquished LOWLY WORM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
WENDIGO demolished SWIFT in a popular 2 minute bloody one-sided battle.
HARM devastated ANIKAN SILVERHAWK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided conflict.
ABT demolished STING-GER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute one-sided brawl.
CLARISA demolished SEAN UPCHURCH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched battle.
RANDY POLLACK was defeated by OLIVE DRAB in a crowd pleasing 3 minute duel.
SALUKI overpowered PHANTAZIA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody mismatched fight.
PICARD savagely defeated JAMES BUCHANAN in a popular 4 minute gruesome match.
PENNY FOOLISH was demolished by TRY AS HE WILL in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
PIECE OF 12 BUCKS was devastated by JAZERIAN in a 4 minute one-sided fight.
SNIK SNAK subdued CHARINIDA in a action packed 1 minute duel.
CHIEF IRON BEAR overpowered MASTER STROKE in a popular 1 minute one-sided fight.
ON GUARD was vanquished by THUNDAR BEAGLE! in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
RAINFOREST was vanquished by MIHA-TAHALI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
JOHN BRAIN demolished THE LITTLE ONE in a exciting 3 minute mismatched duel.
SLINK overpowered KHAROS in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
SHAHRAZAD overpowered REBINA TYL KHOL in a action packed 2 minute mismatched fight.
D. OGGED devastated ELFSTER in a exciting 1 minute mismatched match.
KHYRON was subdued by PANZER in a crowd pleasing 5 minute duel.
REDUCER was demolished by NEPTUNE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
SHATTERSTAR slimly won victory over PARIS GREEN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
DAVE FLOWERS demolished CELUAN in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
BEAN handily defeated NIP in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gruesome uneven match.
ANGELIC SMURF was demolished by INVISIBLE PEDESTRIAN in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
ERIK HILLE savagely defeated VILLIAGE IDIOT in a popular 2 minute gruesome match.
JOHN HOUDE was savagely defeated by SOLOMON in a action packed 4 minute brutal match.
PIZZA SAINT was viciously subdued by SNIVELLING SENTINEL in a exciting 2 minute bout.
HATHOR slimly lost to NANCY DREHWING in a exciting 4 minute gruesome duel.
AMBER BLACKWOLF was overcome by DAION in a action packed 6 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  52         PARRY-LUNGE      102 -  65 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 19         WALL OF STEEL     66 -  50 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     17         LUNGING ATTACK   258 - 218 -  2      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   13         AIMED BLOW        56 -  56 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                      12         SLASHING ATTACK   87 - 101 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     33 -  46 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     7         PARRY-STRIKE      25 -  42 -  0      37  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  33 -  0      37  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  28 -  0      32  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     0 -  10 -  0       0  |

Turn 357 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-RIPOSTE      6 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     AIMED BLOW         5 -  7         4  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      7 -  6     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  8     SLASHING ATTACK    7 - 12         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK    27 - 25     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   RANK WARRIOR                     W   L  K TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW         1) DRAT 48-1831              179  97  6 4-LETTER WORDS (317)
SLASHING ATTACK    2) SMELLY SOCKS 18-1975      212  89  1 STREET PIZZA (293)
LUNGING ATTACK     3) WIDOWMAKER XII 60-1803    140  72  6 DEATH STUDS IV (658)

FIGHTING STYLE   RANK WARRIOR                     W   L  K TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE        4) PINK MINK 55-220          158 109  1 RHYME TYME (587)
PARRY-RIPOSTE     20) UUM FOO FOO 18-2083       149  96  2 BURN N' PILLAGE (407)
WALL OF STEEL     21) WOLFINMYCLOTHES 54-961    181 108  4 SIS BOOM BAA (432)
STRIKING ATTACK   39) MARDUK 67-159             212  69  7 SONS OF CTHULHU (493)
PARRY-STRIKE      42) RAKHIM 54-741             133 124  1 LOONY TEAM (538)
TOTAL PARRY       57) TORTURED TROUT 13-2449    171 108  1 SATAN'S KINGDOM (351)
BASHING ATTACK   146) AMBER BLACKWOLF 48-2909    53  72  2 RUBY DRAGONS (1251)

The overall popularity leader is VILLIAGE IDIOT 14-304.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was GRIM REAVER 28-1356.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUG 
60-2336, SOLOMON 35-2758, NOVA STAR 40-1831, WHITE DOVE 57-2671, RAETH 69-1083, JOHN 
BRAIN 7-3850, KHYRON 75-1026, DAION 1-2061, WANNA BE MUFFIN 7-2663, and JAZERIAN 
70-1675.

The least popular fighter this week was CELUAN 1-3263.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NIGHTFALL 77-1210, COL WYRMSLAYER 70-3145, REDUCER 76-988, KHAROS 
7-1777, RAINFOREST 14-3132, MASTER STROKE 22-2809, PENNY FOOLISH 65-3057, NELINARIA 
75-672, COLREDES 51-1313, and KEYSER 6-4340.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           3  2 0  ARVAT(32)            2  2 0  ARADI(60)            6  3 0  
TRANSEL(6)           0  2 0  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  1  0 0  JURINE(61)           1  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            3  2 0  MURSKA(35)           2  0 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         2  3 0  
ARKERS(8)            1  0 0  SIBIKHAS(37)         0  1 0  KURUKAR(64)          2  1 0  
ZUKAL(9)             2  2 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        1  1 0  DAL SHANG(65)        1  1 0  
RIZTAB(12)           1  0 0  XOCHITHLAN(39)       1  0 0  TARRGIR(66)          2  4 0  
DULLENS(13)          3  1 0  ZENSU(40)            1  1 0  BARIKALA(67)         1  0 0  
TOBIR(14)            1  3 0  RODEKI(42)           0  1 0  FIREHOLD(68)         0  2 0  
MALCORN(15)          0  2 0  STORMCROWE(45)       0  1 0  CIMMERIAC(69)        1  4 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          1  1 0  NORTH FORK(47)       1  0 0  SENTERN(70)          2  1 0  
TALCAMA(18)          4  1 0  CAER(48)             1  1 0  KYR'TERR(71)         0  1 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          1  0 0  TRICORUS(51)         0  1 0  DRAGONHEAD(72)       1  0 0  
SEAM(20)             1  0 0  FRATSFA(52)          0  1 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       2  2 0  
SUNSET(21)           1  0 0  KHALHUMS(53)         0  3 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    0  3 0  
SOLVEN(22)           0  2 0  TROCAR(54)           3  1 0  SIMTAKKA(76)         1  1 0  
CALEAM(26)           1  0 0  KHALANI(55)          1  1 0  MAZGOURRAH(77)       1  3 0  
MORYA(28)            1  0 0  ROCANIS(56)          1  1 0  DWES EG(82)          1  0 0  
LAPUR(29)            1  1 0  ANDOR(57)            2  1 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      0  2 0  
IAYE(30)             2  2 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       2  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA         W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 36) THE UNHOLY CHILD 1-3810    140  51  1  THE REVELATION (389)       MORDANT
 25) WHIRLING FURY 6-3891       164  52  0  DARK PANTHEON (738)        TRANSEL
  7) WANNA BE MUFFIN 7-2663     176 107  2  WASTELAND II (635)         BONSUR
 44) MASQUERADE 8-2297          105  55  0  THE MERCENARIES (385)      ARKERS
 14) MENDELSSOHN 9-2894         166  76  2  MEPHISTO'S WALTZ (636)     ZUKAL
 15) FRAC 12-2900               149  71  2  ZOOM ZONE (675)            RIZTAB
  8) RABID MOOSE 13-2450        202  78  0  SATAN'S KINGDOM (351)      DULLENS
 75) THUNDAR BEAGLE! 14-852      91 163  1  GENETIC MISHAPS (32)       TOBIR
 60) THUNDER GULCH 15-3924       59  35  0  TRIPLE CROWN (1234)        MALCORN
 47) JOE 17-4772                 98  36  0  WISH YOU WERE HERE (1146)  ALJAFIR
  2) SMELLY SOCKS 18-1975       212  89  1  STREET PIZZA (293)         TALCAMA
108) INVISIBLE PEDESTRI 19-3040  81  78  2  SUPERHERO REJECTS (1061)   ZUWAYZA
 73) BELLEROPHON 20-2863        107  69  3  OVERLORDS (1294)           SEAM
 74) CHIEF IRON BEAR 21-4669     64  35  2  LAKOTA (1193)              SUNSET
 77) HOPE CRUSHER 22-3070        83  98  0  WIMPS OF DEATH (1064)      SOLVEN
 67) SNIK SNAK 26-3135           89  88  2  DONUT POLICE (1065)        CALEAM
 11) GRIM REAVER 28-1356        162  91  3  THE RED REAVERS (300)      MORYA
 62) PICARD 29-1995             142  79  2  STAR TREK (1066)           LAPUR
 31) HENDERSON 30-1622          149  89  0  THE A'S -- LOSERS (1032)   IAYE
 16) LEVI A. THON 32-2080       172  82  1  DEVIL ADVOCATES (356)      ARVAT
 17) BLACK DOG 33-3207          140  86  2  THE TIDE (685)             NIYTYOLE ISLAND
  9) TEDDY BREWSTER 35-1563     213  71  2  ERDMAN BROTHERS (521)      MURSKA

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA         W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 88) TREY THE EDGE 37-1849      137 129  5  THE ILLUMINATI (938)       SIBIKHAS
 79) CLARISA 38-2493             80  35  0  SOUL WARRIORS (648)        CLIFFHOME
 52) STABLIOQUEEN 39-1244       112  93  1  JUGEND (776)               XOCHITHLAN
 18) NOVA STAR 40-1831          158  60  3  LOST SOULS (583)           ZENSU
 65) ALAIN 42-1532               95  79  0  RUBY DRAGONS (620)         RODEKI
 56) BERCILAK 45-1791           108  96  0  SWORDS OF TWILIGHT (693)   STORMCROWE
 53) SATURN 47-2440              99  89  2  CRYSTAL PALACE (1287)      NORTH FORK
  1) DRAT 48-1831               179  97  6  4-LETTER WORDS (317)       CAER
 99) COLREDES 51-1313           122 142  1  SKAITHVARN (1304)          TRICORUS
 45) GRINDOL 52-2287             78  75  0  BAUTA BABIES (791)         FRATSFA
 30) QUAGMIRE 53-4637           132  81  1  QUBIT (792)                KHALHUMS
 21) WOLFINMYCLOTHES 54-961     181 108  4  SIS BOOM BAA (432)         TROCAR
  4) PINK MINK 55-220           158 109  1  RHYME TYME (587)           KHALANI
125) THE LITTLE ONE 56-1432     108 114  4  STAR GUARDIANS (1254)      ROCANIS
  5) WHITE DOVE 57-2671         187  93  1  RAINDANCE (540)            ANDOR
 64) WENDIGO 58-3871             74  76  2  RUNNERS (1036)             DELARQ TOR
  3) WIDOWMAKER XII 60-1803     140  72  6  DEATH STUDS IV (658)       ARADI
 71) TRY AS HE WILL 61-752       82  93  0  BLOOD KNIGHTS (575)        JURINE
106) NANCY DREHWING 63-1803      61 100  2  MOLES (947)                AMEN-TEI
 51) BIG BIRD 64-3987            58  23  0  FOWL WARRIORS (1116)       KURUKAR
116) PENNY FOOLISH 65-3057       97  96  2  LIFESHARDPLAYSHORT (1003)  DAL SHANG
 32) SUNSPOT 66-2832             89  86  3  X-FORCE (981)              TARRGIR
 39) MARDUK 67-159              212  69  7  SONS OF CTHULHU (493)      BARIKALA
 29) RABID-GERBIL 68-6931        70  69  0  FIERCE CREATURES (1120)    FIREHOLD
 24) RAETH 69-1083              121  97  0  KNIGHTS OF ORCCON (865)    CIMMERIAC
 61) COL WYRMSLAYER 70-3145     122  41  0  MEN OF IRON (815)          SENTERN
 89) CHARINIDA 71-1462           58  71  2  PEGICORN (1266)            KYR'TERR
 37) TAMED SHREW 72-1776        121 100  1  VERMIN (956)               DRAGONHEAD
 23) PRIME EVIL MAN 74-2332     109  28  0  EVILUTION (987)            DAIYLA KIV
110) SWIFT 75-181               148 111  2  WE WANT RAISES (922)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 92) MIHA-TAHALI 76-752         133 125  2  SAND DANCERS (1048)        SIMTAKKA
 80) NIGHTFALL 77-1210           78  57  2  ELFQUEST (629)             MAZGOURRAH
101) JA'KLA 82-1173              47  38  1  HEART OF DARKNESS (1271)   DWES EG
  6) MELANIE 99-365              84  72  6  BLOOD BATH (1133)          SOUTH RIDGE