ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 11/12/2003    Duedate: 11/25/2003

PRIMUS

DM-102    TURN-363

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 EVILUTION 74/987     1395  569  6 71.0      FIERCE CREATURES 68/1120              
    ERDMAN BROTHERS 35/521                   20 QUBIT 53/792          367  387  1 48.7
    SONG OF ILUVATAR 56/1305                    VERMIN 72/956                         
    SONS OF CTHULHU 67/493                   21 POISONOUS DEM 53/586  327  364  2 47.3
    OLD FRIENDS 17/1100                         CALL OF THE WILD 68/1310              
    DEVIL ADVOCATES 32/356                      DOG DAY AFTERNOON 30/935              
    MEN OF IRON 70/815                          BRINK OF EXTINCTION 14/1185           
    SATAN'S KINGDOM 13/351                      BOOK OF THE DEAD 57/1205              
    SOMETHING FAMILIAR 15/1177               22 JUGEND 39/776         429  480  3 47.2
    FOWL WARRIORS 64/1116                       LOONY TEAM 54/538                     
  2 DARK PANTHEON 6/738   784  386  6 67.0      SWORDS OF TWILIGHT 45/693             
    THUNDR + LITENING 18/616                    BAUTA BABIES 52/791                   
  3 DSM4 9/995            102   56  0 64.6   23 STAR TREK 29/1066     210  273  1 43.5
  4 YOUNG JUSTIC 57/1306    9    5  0 64.3      LORDS OF THE SWORD 55/1152            
  5 MY WIFE 30/1107      1142  678  7 62.7      CRIMSON CLUB 5/439                    
    HEART OF DARKNESS 82/1271                   THE A'S -- LOSERS 30/1032             
    DEATH STUDS VII 60/1257                     LORDKING GENOCIDAL 66/1085            
    DEATH STUDS IV 60/658                       THE REVELATION 1/389                  
    SAILS OF CHARON 60/437                      STAR GUARDIANS 56/1254                
    RAINDANCE 57/540                         24 THE ART OF D 66/1118  119  174  1 40.6
  6-THE TIDE 33/685       528  322  2 62.1   25 THE DARK ORDE 30/516   85  131  0 39.4
    ZOOM ZONE 12/675                         26-THE TAKEN 29/895       47   75  0 38.5
    WISH YOU WERE HERE 17/1146                  SOUL WARRIORS 38/648                  
    HIGH FLIERS 60/912                          HERO ALLIANCE 35/1246                 
    PARTY TIME 6/927                         27 X-FORCE 66/981        325  537  1 37.7
  7 LOST SOULS 40/583     245  164  1 59.9      RUBY DRAGONS 42/620                   
    LOST SOULS II 19/972                        ELFQUEST 77/629                       
    MUSIC IMMORTALS 53/1076                     BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/575                  
  8 BURN N' PILLA 18/407  386  259  2 59.8      SCARLET KNIGHTS 70/706                
    BOB'S REFRIGERATOR 69/703                   PEGICORN 71/1266                      
    KNIGHTS OF ORCCON 69/865                    SCARLET KNIGHTS 61/1308               
  9 WITCHES BREW 18/1103  269  187  4 59.0   28 THE FORSAKEN 60/1288   15   25  0 37.5
    EYE OF THE NEEDLE 60/574                    CRYSTAL PALACE 47/1287                
    MEPHISTO'S WALTZ 9/636                   29 CASTAWAYS 7/402       220  370  1 37.3
 10 KNIGHT SHADE 69/1123  155  114  1 57.6      MOSSRUNNERS 1/180                     
 11 SIS BOOM BAA 54/432  1128  836  9 57.4      BLUE EYRIE 1/1179                     
    4-LETTER WORDS 48/317                       BLACK WINGS 58/1206                   
    STREET PIZZA 18/293                         SKAITHVARN 51/1304                    
 12 WASTELAND II 7/635    676  506  3 57.2   30 DONUT POLICE 26/1065   96  163  2 37.1
 13 KILLER JELLO 7/502    320  240  0 57.1      WIMPS OF DEATH 22/1064                
    BIG MEAN FISH 18/512                        SUPERHERO REJECTS 19/1061             
 14 OVERLORDS 20/1294       8    6  0 57.1   31 ELVENDEN 69/1311        4    7  0 36.4
 15 SUPERIOR FORC 9/1058  201  158  0 56.0   32 RUNNERS 58/1036        56  100  1 35.9
    SUPERIOR FORCES II 60/1037               33 THE PINK PAN 99/1315    5    9  0 35.7
 16 SUNNYDALE 60/1081     113   95  0 54.3   34 DREAM PARK 9/1317      10   21  0 32.3
    BLOOD BATH 99/1133                          BATTLE SCHOOL 65/1260                 
 17 LAKOTA 21/1193         21   18  0 53.8   35 SAND DANCERS 76/1048  114  241  4 32.1
 18 RHYME TYME 55/587     244  241  2 50.3      THE ILLUMINATI 37/938                 
    SCARRY BEASTIES 74/958                      SAND DANCERS 75/1091                  
    WE WANT RAISES 75/922                       SAND DANCERS 74/1217                  
 19 THE MERCENARIE 8/385  860  872  3 49.7   36 GENETIC MISHAP 14/32  301  675  1 30.8
    THE RED REAVERS 28/300                

    '##/###' 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.

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Welcome to the rainy day story hour.  Well, not really, but it is raining.  I
suppose I could tell you a story about the valiant delivery man who brought some
nice, shiny new books to my door this afternoon...but you'd probably rather hear a
bit about this week's fights.
     Let's see, IRON PRINCESS kept the top spot despite not having written a column.
This is a bad trend, I think.  At any rate, she made one of this cycles two TV
challenges to fight DRAT.  It was a fairly short fight and I'm told it was
"mismatched", which seems a trifle unlikely.  I expect Drat was just having problems
because of the puddles out on the sands.  At least they were puddles of rainwater.
     The other TV challenge was from RABID MOOSE to RAETH.  This match was a bit
closer, but after three minutes, rabidity won the day.  Well, won the fight, at any
rate.
     Avoids, looks like DEVIL ADVOCATES were avoiding ZOOM ZONE.  It's always best to
avoid zooming too much when there's this much water on the ground.  If you slip,
it'll take weeks to get all the mud out of everything.  Hmmm...these may have been
wasted avoids; it looks like FRAC was the only Zoomer listed and he didn't fight this
time.
     I *think* Zontani means us to understand that SHAHRAZAD was this cycle's most
challenged warrior.  She was challenged, so let's make that assumption.  The
challenger was AUNTIE CHRIST, who seemed to have more than knitting and healing the
blind in mind today.  In fact, after a quick two minutes, Auntie won the fight and
could get back to tea.
     No one died.  That's a good thing; those dried flower arrangements don't hold up
well in the rain.  Of course, it does make for a lovely, atmospheric funeral....
     The longest fight of the cycle was a mere six minutes.  No one gets any turtles
for that, I'm afraid.  WHIRLING FURY challenged SUNSPOT and lost the fight.  It was a
close call, but I think Sunspot took strength from the recent solar activity.
     That's it for me this evening.  I'm going to go watch the rain for a while.
It's very soothing.  Until next time, remember to keep your socks dry.
          The Saint

THE LADY'S PROTECTOR              W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
  1) IRON PRINCESS 18-3115      190  94  3  THUNDR + LITENING (616)    TALCAMA

THE LADY'S CHALLENGERS            W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
  2) DRAT 48-1831               183  99  6  4-LETTER WORDS (317)       CAER
  3)-WIDOWMAKER XII 60-1803     144  72  6  DEATH STUDS IV (658)       ARADI
  4) MUDMINNOW 18-2760          151  77  1  BIG MEAN FISH (512)        TALCAMA
  5) WHITE DOVE 57-2671         192  94  1  RAINDANCE (540)            ANDOR
  6) RED HOOK 60-1596           141 103  4  EYE OF THE NEEDLE (574)    ARADI
  7) RABID MOOSE 13-2450        207  79  0  SATAN'S KINGDOM (351)      DULLENS
  8) RAETH 69-1083              123 101  0  KNIGHTS OF ORCCON (865)    CIMMERIAC
  9) TIMKORD 54-979             163 111  0  LOONY TEAM (538)           TROCAR
 10) MENDELSSOHN 9-2894         171  77  2  MEPHISTO'S WALTZ (636)     ZUKAL
 11) GRIM REAVER 28-1356        167  92  3  THE RED REAVERS (300)      MORYA

LEGION OF THE WAND                W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 12) MELANIE 99-365              84  78  6  BLOOD BATH (1133)          SOUTH RIDGE
 13) SUNSPOT 66-2832             91  90  3  X-FORCE (981)              TARRGIR
 14)-LIMEY 60-983               209  65  2  SAILS OF CHARON (437)      ARADI
 15)-SUG 60-2336                142  65  0  HIGH FLIERS (912)          ARADI
 16) WOLFINMYCLOTHES 54-961     184 111  4  SIS BOOM BAA (432)         TROCAR

LEGION OF THE WAND                W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 17)-ABT 60-2950                120  60  2  HIGH FLIERS (912)          ARADI
 18) HENDERSON 30-1622          151  93  0  THE A'S -- LOSERS (1032)   IAYE
 19) BOB'S WEINER 69-1200       146  86  1  BOB'S REFRIGERATOR (703)   CIMMERIAC
 20) SMELLY SOCKS 18-1975       214  93  1  STREET PIZZA (293)         TALCAMA
 21) PRIME EVIL MAN 74-2332     113  30  0  EVILUTION (987)            DAIYLA KIV
 22) GRINDOL 52-2287             81  78  0  BAUTA BABIES (791)         FRATSFA
 23) RABID-GERBIL 68-6931        73  72  0  FIERCE CREATURES (1120)    FIREHOLD
 24) TEDDY BREWSTER 35-1563     217  73  2  ERDMAN BROTHERS (521)      MURSKA
 25) NOVA STAR 40-1831          161  63  3  LOST SOULS (583)           ZENSU
 26) RAKHIM 54-741              135 128  1  LOONY TEAM (538)           TROCAR
 27)-KEYSER 6-4340              122  50  2  PARTY TIME (927)           TRANSEL
 28) WHIRLING FURY 6-3891       168  54  0  DARK PANTHEON (738)        TRANSEL
 29) BERCILAK 45-1791           110 100  0  SWORDS OF TWILIGHT (693)   STORMCROWE
 30) BOB'S BEEF 69-1199         148  88  3  BOB'S REFRIGERATOR (703)   CIMMERIAC
 31) RASPBERRY 7-2219           147  93  0  KILLER JELLO (502)         BONSUR

DEFENDERS OF THE TOWER            W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 32) BLUE BUNNY 9-2717          111  60  0  SUPERIOR FORCES (1058)     ZUKAL
 33) THE UNHOLY CHILD 1-3810    145  52  1  THE REVELATION (389)       MORDANT
 34)-JOE 17-4772                102  37  0  WISH YOU WERE HERE (1146)  ALJAFIR
 35) TORTURED TROUT 13-2449     177 108  1  SATAN'S KINGDOM (351)      DULLENS
 36) LEVI A. THON 32-2080       175  85  1  DEVIL ADVOCATES (356)      ARVAT
 37) EDGE 7-3539                149  72  0  WASTELAND II (635)         BONSUR
 38) MARDUK 67-159              217  70  7  SONS OF CTHULHU (493)      BARIKALA
 39) AUNTIE CHRIST 32-1913      206  64  0  DEVIL ADVOCATES (356)      ARVAT
 40) MASQUERADE 8-2297          107  59  0  THE MERCENARIES (385)      ARKERS
 41) UUM FOO FOO 18-2083        151 100  2  BURN N' PILLAGE (407)      TALCAMA
 42)-FRAC 12-2900               151  74  2  ZOOM ZONE (675)            RIZTAB
 43) HISSY FIT 30-3308          116  58  0  MY WIFE (1107)             IAYE
 44) NEUE REGEL 30-1775         158 154  0  THE DARK ORDER (516)       IAYE
 45) QUAGMIRE 53-4637           133  86  1  QUBIT (792)                KHALHUMS
 46) PINK MINK 55-220           161 112  1  RHYME TYME (587)           KHALANI
 47) DOMINO 66-2867              98  96  2  X-FORCE (981)              TARRGIR
 48) TRY AS HE WILL 61-752       84  97  0  BLOOD KNIGHTS (575)        JURINE
 49) STABLIOQUEEN 39-1244       114  97  1  JUGEND (776)               XOCHITHLAN
 50) TAMED SHREW 72-1776        124 103  1  VERMIN (956)               DRAGONHEAD
 51) FALPAWIZ 55-1342           153  77  4  LORDS OF THE SWORD (1152)  KHALANI
 52) TREMOR 9-3352              121  60  1  DSM4 (995)                 ZUKAL
 53) NIGHTFALL 77-1210           81  60  2  ELFQUEST (629)             MAZGOURRAH
 54) TIMBER WOLF 68-9138         65  34  1  CALL OF THE WILD (1310)    FIREHOLD
 55)-BLACK DOG 33-3207          144  87  2  THE TIDE (685)             NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 56) QUAALUDE 53-5154           114  80  1  QUBIT (792)                KHALHUMS
 57) BIG BIRD 64-3987            60  27  0  FOWL WARRIORS (1116)       KURUKAR
 58) SHAHRAZAD 1-2008           127  84  1  MOSSRUNNERS (180)          MORDANT
 59) HOPE CRUSHER 22-3070        86 101  0  WIMPS OF DEATH (1064)      SOLVEN
 60) PANZER 58-3579              67 100  4  RUNNERS (1036)             DELARQ TOR
 61) OLIVE DRAB 70-1678          91  78  3  SCARLET KNIGHTS (706)      SENTERN

THE ELITE GUARD                   W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 62) LOWLY WORM 74-56           159 108  1  SCARRY BEASTIES (958)      DAIYLA KIV
 63) ANIKAN SILVERHAWK 61-1263   65  90  4  SCARLET KNIGHTS (1308)     JURINE
 64) NELINARIA 75-672           153 117  6  SAND DANCERS (1091)        JADE MOUNTAIN
 65) SATURN 47-2440             101  93  2  CRYSTAL PALACE (1287)      NORTH FORK
 66) JA'KLA 82-1173              53  38  1  HEART OF DARKNESS (1271)   DWES EG
 67) JAZERIAN 70-1675           100  86  2  SCARLET KNIGHTS (706)      SENTERN
 68) SAVAGE CHIPMUNK 13-3603     99  72  1  SATAN'S KINGDOM (351)      DULLENS
 69) ODIN LXXIV 60-3678          61  48  0  DEATH STUDS VII (1257)     ARADI
 70) ANGEL 60-4060               47  43  0  SUNNYDALE (1081)           ARADI
 71) RAVEN BLOOD 18-4760         81  97  1  WITCHES BREW (1103)        TALCAMA
 72) THUNDAR BEAGLE! 14-852      93 167  1  GENETIC MISHAPS (32)       TOBIR
 73) JOHN BRAIN 7-3850          110  74  2  WASTELAND II (635)         BONSUR
 74) KHAROS 7-1777              113  71  1  CASTAWAYS (402)            BONSUR
 75) ELISA 5-1210                98  67  2  CRIMSON CLUB (439)         KALTOS

THE ELITE GUARD                   W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 76) ALAIN 42-1532               98  82  0  RUBY DRAGONS (620)         RODEKI
 77) COL WYRMSLAYER 70-3145     126  43  0  MEN OF IRON (815)          SENTERN
 78)-MANIC 9-4297                83  24  0  DREAM PARK (1317)          ZUKAL
 79) BELLEROPHON 20-2863        109  73  3  OVERLORDS (1294)           SEAM
 80)-SOLOMON 35-2758             66  34  1  HERO ALLIANCE (1246)       MURSKA
 81) MASTER STROKE 22-2809      120  86  1  WIMPS OF DEATH (1064)      SOLVEN
 82) XOTHUZYL 54-1038           109 118  1  LOONY TEAM (538)           TROCAR
 83) CELUAN 1-3263              153 112  0  BLUE EYRIE (1179)          MORDANT
 84) SHAVED MAMMOTH 13-3607     120  53  1  SATAN'S KINGDOM (351)      DULLENS
 85) CHIEF IRON BEAR 21-4669     66  39  2  LAKOTA (1193)              SUNSET
 86) PRETTY VASHEEL 58-42       127 128  3  BLACK WINGS (1206)         DELARQ TOR
 87) PIZZA SAINT 60-3286         89  74  0  SUPERIOR FORCES II (1037)  ARADI
 88) RAINFOREST 14-3132          33  21  0  BRINK OF EXTINCTION (1185) TOBIR
 89) ON GUARD 15-3234           101  58  0  SOMETHING FAMILIAR (1177)  MALCORN
 90) SHATTERSTAR 66-334         127 145  1  X-FORCE (981)              TARRGIR
 91)-NEPTUNE 38-2780             68  48  0  SOUL WARRIORS (648)        CLIFFHOME
 92) INVISIBLE PEDESTRI 19-3040  83  82  2  SUPERHERO REJECTS (1061)   ZUWAYZA
 93)-LADY LACE 19-2544           95  49  0  LOST SOULS II (972)        ZUWAYZA
 94) SNIK SNAK 26-3135           92  91  2  DONUT POLICE (1065)        CALEAM
 95) STING-GER 66-443           116 101  1  LORDKING GENOCIDAL (1085)  TARRGIR
 96) WENDIGO 58-3871             78  78  2  RUNNERS (1036)             DELARQ TOR
 97) HARM 57-1937                79  55  0  YOUNG JUSTICE (1306)       ANDOR
 98) ELFSTER 69-3085             63  61  4  ELVENDEN (1311)            CIMMERIAC
 99) PICASSO 66-89               98 120  5  THE ART OF DEATH (1118)    TARRGIR
100) SWIFT 75-181               150 115  2  WE WANT RAISES (922)       JADE MOUNTAIN
101)-CHERRY HILL 53-4999         96  47  2  MUSIC IMMORTALS (1076)     KHALHUMS

THE TOWER GUARD                   W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
102) CUTTER 77-73                85  77  1  ELFQUEST (629)             MAZGOURRAH
103) KHYRON 75-1026             107 133  3  WE WANT RAISES (922)       JADE MOUNTAIN
104) CHARINIDA 71-1462           60  75  2  PEGICORN (1266)            KYR'TERR
105) SALUKI 30-3253              78  52  1  DOG DAY AFTERNOON (935)    IAYE
106) MIHA-TAHALI 76-752         137 127  2  SAND DANCERS (1048)        SIMTAKKA
107) PICARD 29-1995             145  82  2  STAR TREK (1066)           LAPUR
108) PIECE OF 12 BUCKS 99-321    37  34  4  THE PINK PANSIES (1315)    SOUTH RIDGE
109) D. OGGED 69-7672            58  29  0  KNIGHT SHADE (1123)        CIMMERIAC
110) WILD TURKEY 64-3934         53  23  1  FOWL WARRIORS (1116)       KURUKAR
111) COLREDES 51-1313           122 148  1  SKAITHVARN (1304)          TRICORUS
112)-CLARISA 38-2493             81  39  0  SOUL WARRIORS (648)        CLIFFHOME
113) VILLIAGE IDIOT 14-304      202 195  1  GENETIC MISHAPS (32)       TOBIR
114) THE LITTLE ONE 56-1432     108 120  4  STAR GUARDIANS (1254)      ROCANIS
115) BEAN 65-4972                52  32  0  BATTLE SCHOOL (1260)       DAL SHANG
116) PHANTAZIA 66-2083           88  96  1  X-FORCE (981)              TARRGIR
117) MANWE SULIMO 56-3338        28  12  0  SONG OF ILUVATAR (1305)    ROCANIS
118) NEPTUNE 60-3433             78  49  1  THE FORSAKEN (1288)        ARADI
119) PARIS GREEN 53-5465         92  97  0  POISONOUS DEMISE (586)     KHALHUMS
120) REBINA TYL KHOL 74-1528    109 162  5  SAND DANCERS (1217)        DAIYLA KIV
121) TREY THE EDGE 37-1849      139 133  5  THE ILLUMINATI (938)       SIBIKHAS
122) CONOR LARKIN 17-4974        67  26  2  OLD FRIENDS (1100)         ALJAFIR
123)-THE LADY 29-2226            84  67  1  THE TAKEN (895)            LAPUR
124) DAION 1-2061                94 106  0  MOSSRUNNERS (180)          MORDANT
125) VIOLENT FURY 14-303         87 187  1  GENETIC MISHAPS (32)       TOBIR
126) HATHOR 57-3998              57  42  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

Wild Turkey -- Good thing you're a fighter.  This is not the time of year to be a
turkey. -- Rebina tyl Khol

John Brain -- Go dig a hole and pull it in after you, Mole.  I don't need to see you
here. -- Trey the Edge

Rainforest -- Hey, I can be ecologically sensitive.  No damaging the rainforest,
check.  But you should reciprocate and not damage ME. -- Miha-Tahali

Paris Green -- I fear that your constant handling of noxious substances has weakened
your constitution. -- Nelinaria
P.S.  Not a becoming shade of green, either.

The Saint -- Certainly we're not bloodthirsty.  Blood tastes awful.  I much prefer
tea. -- Nelinaria
P.S.  Snapdragons tend to bite.

     Ah, but it's not tea that makes my steak taste so good....  Maybe your
     snapdragons need more steak? -- The Saint, who hasn't the foggiest notion what
     we were talking about

ABT -- Aww...what a shame, you won and get to move up to Legion of the Wand.  Well
done!  Punkie! -- Quagmire

Hoffa -- Let's recap ABT's last 3 turns, shall we?  ABT is in the Elite Guard; ABT is
a Defender of the Tower; and ABT is in the Legion of the Wand.  A short trip to get
ABT where he belonged all along.  Sucks to be him, or is that you. -- Sultan

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

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

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  40         LUNGING ATTACK   285 - 197 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 17         PARRY-LUNGE       94 -  77 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     14         WALL OF STEEL     62 -  63 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                      11         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  28 -  0      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         AIMED BLOW        52 -  63 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     34 -  42 -  1      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   75 - 110 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      22 -  38 -  0      37  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  29 -  0      34  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   7 -  0       0  |

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:

LUNGING ATTACK    26 - 14     SLASHING ATTACK    7 - 10         7  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              AIMED BLOW         4 -  7         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      4 -  7     
                              TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   RANK WARRIOR                     W   L  K TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK     1) IRON PRINCESS 18-3115     190  94  3 THUNDR + LITENING (616)

FIGHTING STYLE   RANK WARRIOR                     W   L  K TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW         2) DRAT 48-1831              183  99  6 4-LETTER WORDS (317)
PARRY-LUNGE        4) MUDMINNOW 18-2760         151  77  1 BIG MEAN FISH (512)
WALL OF STEEL      8) RAETH 69-1083             123 101  0 KNIGHTS OF ORCCON (865)
SLASHING ATTACK   20) SMELLY SOCKS 18-1975      214  93  1 STREET PIZZA (293)
PARRY-STRIKE      26) RAKHIM 54-741             135 128  1 LOONY TEAM (538)
TOTAL PARRY       35) TORTURED TROUT 13-2449    177 108  1 SATAN'S KINGDOM (351)
STRIKING ATTACK   38) MARDUK 67-159             217  70  7 SONS OF CTHULHU (493)
PARRY-RIPOSTE     39) AUNTIE CHRIST 32-1913     206  64  0 DEVIL ADVOCATES (356)

The overall popularity leader is VILLIAGE IDIOT 14-304.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was WHIRLING FURY 6-3891.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUNSPOT 
66-2832, GRIM REAVER 28-1356, RED HOOK 60-1596, WOLFINMYCLOTHES 54-961, DOMINO 
66-2867, BOB'S WEINER 69-1200, WENDIGO 58-3871, SHAVED MAMMOTH 13-3607, MANWE SULIMO 
56-3338, and TIMKORD 54-979.

The least popular fighter this week was THE LITTLE ONE 56-1432.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PHANTAZIA 66-2083, D. OGGED 69-7672, PICARD 29-1995, SNIK SNAK 
26-3135, LOWLY WORM 74-56, STABLIOQUEEN 39-1244, GRINDOL 52-2287, MELANIE 99-365, 
COLREDES 51-1313, and ELFSTER 69-3085.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           1  3 0  IAYE(30)             3  1 0  ARADI(60)            4  1 0  
KALTOS(5)            1  0 0  ARVAT(32)            2  0 0  JURINE(61)           1  1 0  
TRANSEL(6)           0  1 0  MURSKA(35)           0  1 0  KURUKAR(64)          1  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            3  1 0  SIBIKHAS(37)         1  0 0  DAL SHANG(65)        1  0 0  
ARKERS(8)            1  0 0  XOCHITHLAN(39)       0  1 0  TARRGIR(66)          4  2 0  
ZUKAL(9)             3  0 0  ZENSU(40)            0  1 0  BARIKALA(67)         1  0 0  
DULLENS(13)          4  0 0  RODEKI(42)           1  0 0  FIREHOLD(68)         0  2 0  
TOBIR(14)            0  4 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  0 0  CIMMERIAC(69)        2  3 0  
MALCORN(15)          1  0 0  NORTH FORK(47)       0  1 0  SENTERN(70)          2  1 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          1  0 0  CAER(48)             0  1 0  KYR'TERR(71)         0  1 0  
TALCAMA(18)          3  2 0  TRICORUS(51)         0  1 0  DRAGONHEAD(72)       1  0 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          1  0 0  FRATSFA(52)          0  1 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       0  3 0  
SEAM(20)             0  1 0  KHALHUMS(53)         2  1 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    1  2 0  
SUNSET(21)           1  0 0  TROCAR(54)           1  3 0  SIMTAKKA(76)         1  0 0  
SOLVEN(22)           0  2 0  KHALANI(55)          1  1 0  MAZGOURRAH(77)       0  2 0  
CALEAM(26)           0  1 0  ROCANIS(56)          1  1 0  DWES EG(82)          1  0 0  
MORYA(28)            1  0 0  ANDOR(57)            1  2 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      0  2 0  
LAPUR(29)            0  1 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       2  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA         W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 33) THE UNHOLY CHILD 1-3810    145  52  1  THE REVELATION (389)       MORDANT
 75) ELISA 5-1210                98  67  2  CRIMSON CLUB (439)         KALTOS
 28) WHIRLING FURY 6-3891       168  54  0  DARK PANTHEON (738)        TRANSEL
 31) RASPBERRY 7-2219           147  93  0  KILLER JELLO (502)         BONSUR
 40) MASQUERADE 8-2297          107  59  0  THE MERCENARIES (385)      ARKERS
 10) MENDELSSOHN 9-2894         171  77  2  MEPHISTO'S WALTZ (636)     ZUKAL
  7) RABID MOOSE 13-2450        207  79  0  SATAN'S KINGDOM (351)      DULLENS
 72) THUNDAR BEAGLE! 14-852      93 167  1  GENETIC MISHAPS (32)       TOBIR
 89) ON GUARD 15-3234           101  58  0  SOMETHING FAMILIAR (1177)  MALCORN
122) CONOR LARKIN 17-4974        67  26  2  OLD FRIENDS (1100)         ALJAFIR
  1) IRON PRINCESS 18-3115      190  94  3  THUNDR + LITENING (616)    TALCAMA
 92) INVISIBLE PEDESTRI 19-3040  83  82  2  SUPERHERO REJECTS (1061)   ZUWAYZA
 79) BELLEROPHON 20-2863        109  73  3  OVERLORDS (1294)           SEAM
 85) CHIEF IRON BEAR 21-4669     66  39  2  LAKOTA (1193)              SUNSET
 59) HOPE CRUSHER 22-3070        86 101  0  WIMPS OF DEATH (1064)      SOLVEN
 94) SNIK SNAK 26-3135           92  91  2  DONUT POLICE (1065)        CALEAM
 11) GRIM REAVER 28-1356        167  92  3  THE RED REAVERS (300)      MORYA
107) PICARD 29-1995             145  82  2  STAR TREK (1066)           LAPUR
 18) HENDERSON 30-1622          151  93  0  THE A'S -- LOSERS (1032)   IAYE
 36) LEVI A. THON 32-2080       175  85  1  DEVIL ADVOCATES (356)      ARVAT
 24) TEDDY BREWSTER 35-1563     217  73  2  ERDMAN BROTHERS (521)      MURSKA
121) TREY THE EDGE 37-1849      139 133  5  THE ILLUMINATI (938)       SIBIKHAS

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA         W   L  K  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 49) STABLIOQUEEN 39-1244       114  97  1  JUGEND (776)               XOCHITHLAN
 25) NOVA STAR 40-1831          161  63  3  LOST SOULS (583)           ZENSU
 76) ALAIN 42-1532               98  82  0  RUBY DRAGONS (620)         RODEKI
 29) BERCILAK 45-1791           110 100  0  SWORDS OF TWILIGHT (693)   STORMCROWE
 65) SATURN 47-2440             101  93  2  CRYSTAL PALACE (1287)      NORTH FORK
  2) DRAT 48-1831               183  99  6  4-LETTER WORDS (317)       CAER
111) COLREDES 51-1313           122 148  1  SKAITHVARN (1304)          TRICORUS
 22) GRINDOL 52-2287             81  78  0  BAUTA BABIES (791)         FRATSFA
 45) QUAGMIRE 53-4637           133  86  1  QUBIT (792)                KHALHUMS
  9) TIMKORD 54-979             163 111  0  LOONY TEAM (538)           TROCAR
 46) PINK MINK 55-220           161 112  1  RHYME TYME (587)           KHALANI
114) THE LITTLE ONE 56-1432     108 120  4  STAR GUARDIANS (1254)      ROCANIS
  5) WHITE DOVE 57-2671         192  94  1  RAINDANCE (540)            ANDOR
 60) PANZER 58-3579              67 100  4  RUNNERS (1036)             DELARQ TOR
  6) RED HOOK 60-1596           141 103  4  EYE OF THE NEEDLE (574)    ARADI
 48) TRY AS HE WILL 61-752       84  97  0  BLOOD KNIGHTS (575)        JURINE
 57) BIG BIRD 64-3987            60  27  0  FOWL WARRIORS (1116)       KURUKAR
115) BEAN 65-4972                52  32  0  BATTLE SCHOOL (1260)       DAL SHANG
 13) SUNSPOT 66-2832             91  90  3  X-FORCE (981)              TARRGIR
 38) MARDUK 67-159              217  70  7  SONS OF CTHULHU (493)      BARIKALA
 23) RABID-GERBIL 68-6931        73  72  0  FIERCE CREATURES (1120)    FIREHOLD
  8) RAETH 69-1083              123 101  0  KNIGHTS OF ORCCON (865)    CIMMERIAC
 61) OLIVE DRAB 70-1678          91  78  3  SCARLET KNIGHTS (706)      SENTERN
104) CHARINIDA 71-1462           60  75  2  PEGICORN (1266)            KYR'TERR
 50) TAMED SHREW 72-1776        124 103  1  VERMIN (956)               DRAGONHEAD
 21) PRIME EVIL MAN 74-2332     113  30  0  EVILUTION (987)            DAIYLA KIV
 64) NELINARIA 75-672           153 117  6  SAND DANCERS (1091)        JADE MOUNTAIN
106) MIHA-TAHALI 76-752         137 127  2  SAND DANCERS (1048)        SIMTAKKA
 53) NIGHTFALL 77-1210           81  60  2  ELFQUEST (629)             MAZGOURRAH
 66) JA'KLA 82-1173              53  38  1  HEART OF DARKNESS (1271)   DWES EG
 12) MELANIE 99-365              84  78  6  BLOOD BATH (1133)          SOUTH RIDGE

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

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

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

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

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff