ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 05/26/2003    Duedate: 06/07/2003

ANDORAK

DM-105    TURN-349

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 BOXES 60/929          116   28  3 80.6      REAL FAKE CHARACTERS 68/947           
    DARK PANTHEON 6/792                         WARCKERS 26/587                       
  2-NIGHT'S GUARD 48/116   35   23  0 60.3      WAR SEEKERS 99/946                    
  3 SUNNYDALE 82/904      214  147  6 59.3   14 GERFEL'S FRIE 11/396  270  259  3 51.0
    FROM THE RESERVOIR 82/920                15 HOUSE ORDOS 53/836    102  104  1 49.5
    RISEN FROM THE DEAD 82/903                  THE NETHER REGION 48/874              
    FREAKS OF NATURE 70/916                     IRONY UNLIMITED 57/876                
    MIKE THE HUNTER 82/954                   16 THE NATURALS 25/446    46   56  2 45.1
    THIGH MASTERS II 82/955                     WINDY CITY WOMEN 25/932               
  4-HALL OF GIANT 15/950  915  650 14 58.5   17 X-FORCE 66/415        684  860 10 44.3
  5 SUPERIOR FORC 40/538  386  288  1 57.3      SCARLET KNIGHTS 53/518                
    SUPERIOR FORCES 2 63/930                    SCARLET KNIGHTS 11/902                
  6 KNIGHTS OF VI 11/633  254  197  0 56.3      FORGOTTEN REALMS 45/881               
    DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE 66/702                  X-FORCE II 66/624                     
  7 MAGICK 60/772        1263 1012  9 55.5      FORGOTTEN REALMS 67/880               
    ELEMENTAL FORCE 52/323                      DRAGONBALL Z 46/944                   
    WHAT'S YOUR POISON 11/949                18 CARNIVAL 25/21         85  111  1 43.4
    POISONOUS DEMISE 53/134                     MINSTRELS 38/872                      
    CALL OF THE WILD 71/805                     ANDORIANS 43/953                      
    NAME YOUR POISON 22/663                     MEDICINE SHOW 37/948                  
  8 DIS-TEAM 63/810       477  396  6 54.6      CARNIVAL 11/910                       
  9-CLUB CULTURE 60/943   586  491 11 54.4      CARNIVAL 19/951                       
    CAR AND DRIVER 63/470                    19 BARONE 25/410          95  145  1 39.6
    FARFIGNEWTONS 68/640                        SLY'S SLAYERS 25/927                  
 10 HEADBANGERS 26/9       63   53  1 54.3      SLY'S SLAYERS 23/566                  
 11 CRIMSON PEGAS 66/445  184  160  3 53.5      ARMY OF DARKNESS 41/931               
    PSYCHOTIC ENDEAVOR 48/454                20 WAYFARERS 63/782      379  652  6 36.8
 12 MYTHOS 30/952         656  579  6 53.1      KRILL CAVALRY 24/780                  
    DEATHTONGUE 46/111                          COPYRITENFRINGMNTS 57/781             
 13 THE CODA 71/786       580  547  4 51.5      THE DOGHOUSE 14/896                   
    SHERWOOD FOREST 44/809                   21 STARS 48/743          258  511  6 33.6
    OVERWORLD 68/891                            MIKES 14/831                          
    ACTION TOYS 41/889                       22 THE DEATH SQUA 14/44   41  114  1 26.5
    INCARNATIONS 52/711                         THE HEADCUTTERS II 11/939             
    DIRTY TRICKS 63/862                         THAT 80'S METAL 40/945                

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Zuwayza:

     Tankesh didn't waste time cursing, he had a decision to make, and fast:  fight 
or flight.  He could take the two men that were supposed to "teach him better 
manners," and their captain and the rest of his men as well, come to that.  He wanted 
to.  But would it forward his mission, which was to get into the Kashka, kill the 
traitor, restore Kasarya to her rightful position, make sure the Andorian League came 
out of the whole mess looking good, and get out safely himself?  Or run, change his 
appearance yet again, and try a different approach?  Prudence said he should run, but 
he didn't want to.
     "You leave him alone!" Kasarya screeched.
     Tankesh half sighed, half grinned.  That would do it!  No guard liked taking 
orders from a civilian, and damned few Karnhorns could bear to take orders from a 
woman, and then when you throw in the apparent difference in class....  He turned, 
dropping into a hand-to-hand fighting stance.  No point in killing these men if he 
didn't have to; they were just doing their jobs.
     Party of five, two men dismounted and carrying clubs.  Okay, clubs he would 
fight bare-handed until he could grab one and turn it on the other.  But if either 
one drew a sword, they were dead men.  He feinted to the left, wove right, and then 
darted toward the left-hand man and grappled briefly, seizing his club in time to 
turn and parry the other fellow.  The right-hand man staggered a little when his blow 
met unexpected resistance, but he recovered fast.  So did the one Tankesh had 
disarmed, grabbing him from behind in a bear hug.  Tankesh slammed his head back, 
butting the bear-hugger in the face, stamped on the man's foot, and twisted free.
     By this time, the other two guardsmen had gotten their mouths closed and were 
dismounting, drawing swords.  So much for Mr. Nice Guy.  His sword slid into his hand 
as he turned and moved to put the wall at his back.  If the women had any sense--and 
Kasarya, at least, should--they'd get out of the way.
     Taynisya took a step forward and said, "Do not kill him!  This is the man for 
whom the Vizier has been searching, and he must be delivered to the Kashka alive."
     Tankesh took note, in the back of his mind, that this had been a trap all along.  
Taynisya would pay for that, but later.  Right now... nobody told him that he had to 
keep these Karnhorn Palace Guards alive.  Especially not that captain, sitting on his 
horse and waiting for his men to "teach the peasant manners."  Afraid to do his own 
dirty work?  Or did he just feel that he was above such things?  Whichever, he was 
going to find himself in trouble soon enough....
     Tankesh took out the first swordsman before the man could get set, with a 
slashing sweep to the sword arm that crippled it.  Then spun back to drive off one of 
the club-wielders he'd fought first, back to the second swordsman....  The action 
flowed into a blur guided by instinct and years of training, years that even the best 
of these guardsmen couldn't match.  They were probably good enough to dominate 
peasants, but that wasn't good enough to take HIM.
     Which the captain seemed to recognize, finally.  He drew his own sword and 
leaped down from his horse.  Off-hand shortsword for parrying, Tankesh noted, and 
steel back- and breast-plates instead of the leather worn by his men.  The captain 
moved like a man who knew what he was doing, too, probably trained in one of the 
better local schools, maybe even a local duelist... but could he equal a gladiator?  
And would the other men, the two that weren't badly hurt, stay out of it?  He heard 
the sounds of a scuffle off to the side, and Kasarya cursing, but couldn't turn to 
look.  With luck, she had taken out one of the guardsmen; at the least, she was 
keeping the man busy.

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Eye of the Storm #59 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Rithakar:

     As the lancer came nearer, Onuphre drew his sword and awaited the charge with 
bared steel.  A thunder of hooves burst out of the silence of the night.  The horse 
staggered and seemed to have trouble regaining a smooth stride.  The lance wobbled 
and missed the Shew as the man closed with him.  Onuphre sidestepped and his sword 
licked out.
     Bellerophon kept his attention on the main body of the ghost troop.  They had 
shown no awareness when Onuphre drew his sword, but when Bellerophon and the rest of 
the gladiators armed themselves, the company faltered in its steady progress.  It 
seemed to ripple in their vision, as though they were looking at it through running 
water.
     "They are barely in this world," Tamea Soulkeeper murmured behind the 
gladiators.  "I had heard of such things but never expected to see it."
     Ultraist glanced over his shoulder at her.  "What do you know about it?"
     "About this particular example, not a thing," she answered calmly.  "About the 
phenomenon... a little."  She returned his look from half-closed eyes.  "Why should I 
share my hard-won knowledge with you?"
     "Why shouldn't you?" Debby Tonte asked from farther back.  The well-tanned spy 
report could be just glimpsed coming up, mostly by the large umbrella she carried.  
"I mean, we're comrades, right?  We're, like, unallajous together."
     "I wouldn't have put it QUITE like that," Mr. Testosterone muttered, "but then 
again, she does have a point."  He looked at Tamea expectantly.
     Shrugging as though it didn't matter (though her frown said otherwise), Tamea 
said, "It's a kind of stasis, half pocket universe, half time-stop.  At least, that's 
what I've heard.  There are usually some specific signals that end the spell--a time 
limit, or some triggering event.  Or two events, here, apparently.  Whatever set them 
in motion to begin with, and the Shew drawing steel on them to finalize the, hmm, 
reconnection."  She glanced over at Onuphre.
     The Shew was having no trouble with his opponent.  The man's movements were slow 
and awkward, though definitely hostile in intent.  The horse was in serious trouble, 
stumbling, overshooting turns, and seeming to sag with exhaustion or age as they 
watched.
     "But the others haven't emerged from their, um, pocket universe," E.A. Polecat 
argued.  "So--"
     "Part of the same problem," the witch said with an airy wave of her hand.  
"Sloppy workmanship is what *I* would call it.  Even in stasis, people and horses 
don't last forever, you know.  I guess whoever set this up expected it to be 
triggered sooner--a LOT sooner--and didn't put a final time limit on it."  She looked 
at the ghost troop and bared her sharp white teeth.  "So these fine fellows have 
passed their peak.  Lile wine too long in the cellar.  If they can break out of the 
stasis completely--which seems to be giving them trouble--they'll be easy meat.  One 
might learn many interesting things from an examination of their souls...."
     "That would be totally necrophilatilous!" Debby Tonte said in a shocked voice.  
"I don't think you should."
     Before anyone could reply to this, a thin cry of anguish jerked their attention 
back to Onuphre, who had kept his mind focused on his job:  killing the lancer who 
was trying to kill him.  The man had been unhorsed, and they saw that he had drawn a 
sword of his own and made battle on foot.  But the Shew was too big, too fast, and 
too vigorous for him.
     Onuphre had disarmed the man and was now holding him in an iron grip to prevent 
him bleeding to death from the stump.  Seeing that he had his companions' attention 
again, the Shew said, "I thought we might want to ask this fellow some questions."

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Isle of the Eye, Talahya:

     It didn't take them long to bring Carris Fallstar up to date on what they had 
deduced; the elf had managed to guess a lot of it on his own.  When Fizban started 
adding speculations and guesses, Carris held up a hand to stop him.  "Save the 
guessing till you've got more facts, old man," he suggested.  "The important thing 
now is action--"
     "Such as?" Scarlatti demanded truculently.
     "We need to reconnect the Isle to Alastari," Carris said calmly, "or to some 
other world that can supply us with the food needed to support the population."
     "And you think we can do this?"  Rogan's skepticism was obvious.  "It's true 
that Fizban's a wizard, but--"
     "But not knowledgeable or powerful enough to accomplish that," the old man 
agreed.  "I learned my art in another place, and even there where the pattern was as 
familiar to me as the shape of my hand, I might not have been able to..." he 
shrugged, "to do whatever it would take to forge such links.  It's my thought that 
the Lady Greywand may be the only one with the knowledge we need and the control."
     Scarlatti blew out his breath in something a little more than a sigh.  "Yeah, 
that's what I've been figuring right along.  And I'm assuming that she knows what's 
happening and is doing whatever she wants to and can do about the situation, and 
we're still in trouble here.  So...."  He shrugged.
     "So we need to come up with something ourselves," Rogan said coolly.  He seemed 
to sense the doubt in his companions and turned his blind face from one to another.  
"Why not, after all?  We are none of us stupid, unimaginative, or lacking in 
potentially useful skills.  Therefore let us use them."
     "Good points," Moonjumper murmured.  "Because of my nature, I can sense the 
presence of Gates... at least active ones.  And I can also sense the linkage with 
Alastari, when it is operating.  What other skills may be part of my design I do not 
know.  I have never had an opportunity to speak with my designer," the golem said, 
"nor do I know the designer's identity or purpose."
     Scarlatti nodded.  "That's about what I figured.  I, uh, have some skills in 
gathering information...."
     "A spy?" Rogan asked.
     "I prefer to think of myself as an observer," the Lapurian answered with 
dignity.  "I also have some knowledge of the political chessboard that is eastern 
Alastari, though I admit I don't see how that can be useful."
     "Very well, a trained observer," Rogan said.  "That may be quite useful in 
itself.  I am, as you see, Aruaki, and I can shapeshift at need.  Also, my senses 
other than sight are much sharper than is normal."  He paused for a moment, then went 
on more slowly, "I suspect that I may extend the range of my other senses beyond even 
that of most who are born blind... or perhaps I have some other sense that I cannot 
give a name to.  But I become... aware of things, sometimes."
     "Interesting," Fizban said.  "Perhaps we could set up some experiments to 
determine the full range of you--  Oh, all right," he shrugged at Scarlatti's frown, 
"some other time.  My skills that might be useful are simple:  I am a wizard.  Not 
the greatest, perhaps, but not the least, either.  And I have a lot of information 
picked up in odd, sometimes VERY odd, places."  He looked at the last member of the 
group, Carris, expectantly.
     The elf shrugged.  "I have a lot of skills, you could say I collect them!  I 
know a little of sorcery, and more of surviving in strange corners of the universes.  
We probably all have abilities that we don't yet realize will be valuable.  No way to 
list them till we know what we're going to DO with them.  So...?"
     "Two angles of attack on the problem occur to me," Fizban said after a moment.  
"We can find where the magical links USED to be anchored and look for significant 
facts about the anchors, how they worked and why they aren't now.  And we can find 
Gates that are working now and study THEM to find out the how and why."
     "And from those two sets of facts," Carris agreed, "we should be able to draw 
conclusions and form plans of action.  Sounds good to me.  Let's get started."

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

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 231): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 463): THE ARDIVENTI CHEF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 463): LADY DOROTHY of OLYMPIANS (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 456): MAJOR MUFFINS of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 452): FLITTER MCGEE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 453): BIG HURT of BARONE (Sly, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 453): DEADMAN of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 449): THE FRATSFAN CHEF of ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (Generalissimo
                         Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 414): BIRDBRAIN of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 408): GWYN AP NUDD of CAER SIDHE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 400): FIENDISH GLEE of CLEVER LINGO (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 178): LONGARMOFTHELAW of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 312): CROW of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 302): MIDNIGHT RAMBLER of WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 133): BEER of STUFF I BROUGHT (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 348): PRIMUS BOUND of SUPERIOR FORCES from ZENSU (Manager)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 231): X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 463): TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 463): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 456): THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 452): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 453): BARONE (Sly, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 453): none
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 449): THE GREENHOUSE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 414): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 408): WANDERERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 400): none
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 178): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 312): WIMPS OF DEATH (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 302): WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 133): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 348): BOXES (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 231): WEIRD WILLIAM of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 462): SHAIRLINDRIA of TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 462): CRAIG of OLYMPIANS (?, mgr.)
                          ESOX LUCIUS of DELIVERANCE (Lance Turbo, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 455): TOE-PAZ #2 of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
                           COLOSSUS of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 451): JEHANNUM of THE ASININE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 452): VAMPIRE of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 449): THE FRATSFAN CHEF of ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (Generalissimo
                         Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 406): SMASHNGRAB of FIST OF FIVE (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 400): FIENDISH GLEE of CLEVER LINGO (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 301): AVARICIOUS AVON of TOMATO ENFORCER (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 133): BEER of STUFF I BROUGHT (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                          Reflections by the King's Sentinel

Greetings, Andorak!

Well, I was wrong.  Ivy is still all busy with something called "a real life",
whatever that is, and she completely ignored me AGAIN!  So, no challenges, no avoids,
just like last turn.  It's Monday now so I better sign off so this has a chance of
making it in before the deadline.  I'm fairly certain I'll be in Primus next turn
which means you should have a more "involved" King's Sentinel next turn.  It's been a
pleasure representing you all.

All the best to you all as you pursue your careers!
King's Sentinel Timber Wolf

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Warlock awoke after having been rendered unconscious yet again, the backlash of
Deadpool's spell having sent him spiraling into a tree just as he'd pulled Crystal
out of the fight.  He felt a weight across his legs and looked down to find her body
draped limply across him, her clothing and armor shredded and bloodied from the fight
with the giant bug and from the blast that followed.  He panicked momentarily before
he managed to pick out the rise and fall of her chest showing that she yet lived.
Moving slowly, he slid his legs out from under her and gently laid her back, pulling
what was left of her cloak up under her head.  Once he had her laid out, he checked
her over for serious injuries and found nothing that looked fatal.  He tore strips of
cloth from her clothing to bind up a couple of wounds that were still bleeding, then
removed his shirt to cover her for modesty's sake.
     "You okay?" Maserati called out as the wizard rose to his feet.  The gladiator
was in pretty bad shape himself, one side of his face was burned and red and he had a
bloody bandage around his arm on that same side.
     Warlock nodded in response, then looked down at Crystal, marveling at her beauty
despite her injuries.  He hair had been badly scorched and the trees had scratched
her face pretty badly in several places, but she was still so beautiful he could
hardly stand it.  He wondered that he'd never bothered to notice before.
     Maserati knelt down beside Crystal as Warlock continued to stare at her.  He
pulled back Warlock's shirt to examine her wounds and the wizard was surprised at the
pangs of jealousy that sprang up.  He forced it down, knowing that Maserati was just
checking her wounds.  "She's going to need some healing, or she might not make it
back to the Isle," he said, rising to his feet.  "Stay here with her while I get
Deadpool, okay?"  When Warlock didn't answer, he patted the man on the shoulder and
then turned and walked off toward the clearing.
     Warlock followed him with his eyes, noting that he and Crystal were some 30 feet
or so inside the treeline.  He figured they'd been blasted at least 50 feet through
the air when the demon had been abjured, and he had to double check himself to make
sure he was okay.  One of his wings was badly bruised and he was afraid he might no t
be able to fly, but he could ride Crystal's horse and keep her in front of him if she
was still unconscious when the left.  He took a seat on the ground next to Crystal
and took her hand in his, holding it in his lap as he waited for Deadpool to arrive.
     He didn't have to wait very long, as Deadpool, Maserati, and Monica soon
appeared, making their way through the trees.  Monica looked at her stable mate with
concern, kneeling down next to her even as Deadpool did the same thing.  The priest
of Ahringol pulled back the shirt and examined Crystal's wounds, his face devoid of
emotion as he went about his business.
     "You did well to bandage the wounds you did, Warlock," he said after he had
completely checked her over.  I'm going to have to redo these with clean bandages,
but you probably saved her life."
     Warlock looked up at his teammate, his expression determined and sad at the same
time.  "Can you heal her?" he asked, his voice breaking a little as he spoke.
     Deadpool shook his head as he began pulling out healing packs to apply to the
wounds.  "My magic is spent until I get a chance to rest, but I can get her well on
her way with these."  He held the healing packs out and Warlock held them for him as
he began removing the strips of cloth and cleaning the wounds with clear liquid from
a skin he carried at his belt.
     Monica got to her feet and took Maserati with her, making her way back to where
Renshaw and Mickeal were waiting.
     "Renshaw has already collected the horses and he and Prince Mickeal have
searched out all the clues they could find about what was going on here," Deadpool
explained as he worked, feeling the need to talk and to distract his teammate and
friend.  "There wasn't much to find, as you can guess.  Joakim was too smart to keep
anything written; at least not that he was carrying with him.  All we found was a
small key, like to a locket or some other small box."
     Warlock remained silent as Deadpool continued talking.  He wasn't listening.  He
couldn't stop thinking about how close he'd come to losing Crystal.  He'd never
really though of her the way he was thinking about her now.  The three of them,
including Khazakh, had become very close over the course of the months they'd spent
on the road together; but the feelings he was having now were entirely unexpected.
It didn't matter to him that she was immortal, he still couldn't bear the thought of
her dying.
     He was still puzzling it over in his mind when Deadpool finished and got to his
feet.  He numbly helped the priest carry Crystal back to the clearing where the
others waited.  They had already bound up Mrs. Jones body for transport back to the
Isle, and he shivered that it might have been Crystal in that bundle.  A litter had
been hastily built when they'd learned of Crystal's condition, and they gently
lowered her onto it and strapped her down.  Warlock mounted the horse that would pull
the litter without asking or saying a word.  The others just looked at each other and
shrugged before mounting up themselves.  Deadpool, priest of the god of death, rode
with the body Mrs. Jones draped across his saddle horn.
     "It will probably take us a week to get back to the Isle unless Crystal improves
dramatically," Monica said, assuming the role of leader once again.  "If we get to
the point where we can ride hard, it should only take about four days."
     "She'll be fine tomorrow," Deadpool said confidently.
     Warlock sincerely hoped he was right.
*************************************************************************************
     Can you believe what our favorite heroes are going through out there in the
wilderness?  Will they find civilization in time to save Crystal?  Gotta wonder....
     Well, the turns get tighter and tighter around here.  One death this time out,
as Wadas had enough of what Mercury had to say and shut him up for good.  Well, at
least until Sheila brought Mercury back form Ahringol's realm.  Not an unpleasant
place from what I hear, though I'm none too eager to find out first hand.
     Here are your challenges for the turn...hope you got the results you were
looking for, but I know most of you didn't....
     WEIRD HEAD BOY (63-2216) (23-12-0,251) of SUPERIOR FORCES 2 TV challenged
DEMONFANG (6-4891) (56-48-2,270) of DARK PANTHEON.  WEIRD HEAD BOY devastated
DEMONFANG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Up 19.  And Demonfang drops like
a basher in the top ten....  Congrats to Weird Head Boy on an outstanding win!
     WISTERIA (11-3786) (11-0-0,88) of WHAT'S YOUR POISON TV challenged BILLIE LU
(14-1382) (32-44-0,88) of THE DOGHOUSE.  WISTERIA demolished BILLIE LU  in a popular
1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.  Even.  Can you say 'Sandbagger', Billie Lu?
Okay, whisper it then...maybe then Wisteria won't beat you so badly.
     PEPSI (68-8510) (32-14-0,215) of OVERWORLD challenged AXLY HIMSELF (11-2363)
(85-68-1,252) of GERFEL'S FRIENDS.  PEPSI was devastated by AXLY HIMSELF in a 1
minute one-sided Challenge contest.  Up 37!  Well done, Pepsi.  You caught my eye
with that eye-popping challenge.  Too bad you also caught a case of the stupids as
you didn't have a chance from the get-go against Axly.
     GIGGY (26-728) (49-46-1,216) of HEADBANGERS challenged SPELLSINGER (53-4742)
(55-61-0,237) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  GIGGY was vanquished by SPELLSINGER in a 2 minute
mismatched Challenge fight.  Up 21.  Giggy...how is that pronounced, anyway?  Like,
G-G?  Or like piggy?  Either way, the elf from Khalhums dished out a beating for the
challenge.  Once he stopped laughing at your name.  Here, Giggy Giggy Giggy....
     MARS (52-2609) (79-56-0,231) of INCARNATIONS challenged INTENDRID O'REILLY (11-
2969) (46-44-0,235) of GERFEL'S FRIENDS.  MARS was savagely defeated by INTENDRID
O'REILLY in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.  Up 4.  Intendrid stood idly by and got
rewarded with a small challenge which was summarily rebuffed.  Or something like
that.
     F-A'KRILL (43-3923) (41-28-0,236) of ANDORIANS challenged B. LLUD PITT (57-1171)
(75-70-0,245) of COPYRITENFRINGMNTS.  F-A'KRILL was overcome by B. LLUD PITT in a
action packed 1 minute Challenge melee.  Up 9.  B. Llud isn't to be taken for
granted, F-A'Krill....  You know what, I was going to say something witty, but forget
it....
     PLUTO (68-7735) (48-42-2,224) of REAL FAKE CHARACTERS challenged LEETA
STORMRIDER (24-3849) (70-75-0,224) of KRILL CAVALRY.  PLUTO lost to LEETA STORMRIDER
in a 2 minute Challenge duel.  Even.  If you're going to take on cavalry, you must
use a pike.
     JESUS (82-5459) (22-12-2,193) of RISEN FROM THE DEAD challenged TALISMAN
SHIELDGUARD (11-4304) (32-21-0,218) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  JESUS overpowered TALISMAN
SHIELDGUARD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  Up 25.  In the event that you
should get challenged by Jesus, it might be in your best interest to lose, right,
Talisman?
     ZEBRAWOOD (41-3595) (38-20-0,191) of ACTION TOYS challenged MRS. JONES (46-3367)
(39-26-0,193) of DEATHTONGUE.  ZEBRAWOOD was savagely defeated by MRS. JONES in a
exciting 4 minute Challenge fight.  Up 2.  You see, this is what I'm getting too used
to seeing around here.  All these tiny little challenges where the challenger gets
their butt kicked.  If you're going to lose anyway, why not do so with style and
challenge up 30+ points in the rankings?  At least then you'll have a good excuse for
losing.
     MERCURY (99-780) (43-36-5,200) of WAR SEEKERS challenged WADAS (25-2311) (41-39-
3,202) of BARONE.  MERCURY was executed by WADAS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided
Challenge fight.  Up 2.  This is exactly what I'm talking about.  Wadas was so
insulted that Mercury expected an easy win, he EXECUTED the poor dolt for his 2 point
challenge.  Tell us, Mercury; was it worth it?
     LITTLE SISTER (26-669) (45-44-1,189) of HEADBANGERS challenged FIRE MOUTH (25-
2478) (36-27-0,204) of THE NATURALS.  LITTLE SISTER was devastated by FIRE MOUTH in a
3 minute Challenge conflict.  Up 15.  Little Sister don't you....
     PRONTO PONGO (26-3999) (43-32-2,193) of WARCKERS challenged DEADPOOL (66-2274)
(56-58-5,193) of X-FORCE.  PRONTO PONGO was devastated by DEADPOOL in a 1 minute
mismatched Challenge bout.  Even.  <laughs aloud with tears streaming down his face>
Pronto, you just seal the deal when making my point for me.  I guess you're lucky the
priest of Ahringol didn't send YOU off with Mercury.  At least you guys aren't
challenging down....
     LEPRECHAUN (63-2130) (38-31-1,195) of DIRTY TRICKS challenged SIRYN (66-2357)
(53-43-0,204) of X-FORCE II.  LEPRECHAUN was overcome by SIRYN in a action packed 3
minute Challenge fight.  Up 9.  Two sprites face off and the waterkin wins.  Bravo
for Tarrgir!!!
     IN THE AFTERNOON (82-10018) (12-6-0,164) of SUNNYDALE challenged JACK THE RIPPER
(14-572) (29-38-1,208) of THE DEATH SQUAD.  IN THE AFTERNOON overpowered JACK THE
RIPPER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.  Up 44!  And for a win!!!  Now, In
the Afternoon...that's the way you do it!  You're the Andorian of the Week!
     POSITIVE (26-3633) (75-62-0,174) of WARCKERS challenged PUNK (25-2695) (31-25-
0,181) of BARONE.  POSITIVE was narrowly defeated by PUNK in a 17 minute bloody
Challenge brawl.  Up 7.  After 17 of the most boring minutes of my life, Positive
proved just how stinky a challenge can be.  He lost.  Punk.
     MR BLACK (82-5468) (11-4-1,129) of FROM THE RESERVOIR challenged WARLOCK (66-
2473) (55-84-1,180) of X-FORCE.  MR BLACK was unbelievably bested by WARLOCK in a
exciting 5 minute Challenge fight.  Up an amazing 51!!!  Mr. Black gets an A+ for his
challenge, but not for his choice of opponents.  Don't let the record fool you,
Blackie....
     LANFEAR (52-2872) (25-15-2,143) of INCARNATIONS challenged THE PIRATE (25-4572)
(25-17-0,175) of SLY'S SLAYERS.  LANFEAR savagely defeated THE PIRATE in a exciting 9
minute gory Challenge bout.  Up 32!  Another challenge we can be proud of, and
another win on that challenge!  Lanfear gets free drinks at the Crimson Eagle for a
week for that one!  Well done!
     QUICHE LORRAINE (46-3451) (23-12-0,122) of DEATHTONGUE challenged VISION (26-
1573) (27-13-2,137) of HEADBANGERS.  QUICHE LORRAINE was handily defeated by VISION
in a 3 minute Challenge competition.  Up 15.  Keep trying, Quiche.  I know it says
handily defeated, but we all saw how close it was.
     DAIN BRAMAGE (14-3935) (20-9-2,51) of THE DEATH SQUAD challenged SHAW (25-2949)
(24-19-1,59) of BARONE.  DAIN BRAMAGE was savagely defeated by SHAW in a exciting 2
minute gory Challenge duel.  Up 8.  Boo-hoo, another loss for a challenge of less
than 10 points.  I think I'll just make that the number I'm looking for to poke fun
at you guys for these challenges.  Show some true aspirations and challenge up-up-
UP!!!
     NOT LIKE YOU'D KNOW (82-7050) (5-10-2,33) of MIKE THE HUNTER challenged BARON
BARONE (41-2310) (19-10-1,98) of ARMY OF DARKNESS.  NOT LIKE YOU'D KNOW overcame
BARON BARONE in a action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.  Up 65!!!  Not like you'd
Know makes us all proud!!!  Wow, 65 points at the LOWER end of the rankings AND the
win.  You rock!  Free drinks for TWO weeks for you, NLYK!  Baron Barone?  Hang your
head in shame....
     And lastly, for all the marbles in Andorak (at least for the turn):
     PARTY CRASHER (23-2941) (32-20-1,214) of SLY'S SLAYERS challenged PRIMUS BOUND
(40-2996) (83-34-0,282) of SUPERIOR FORCES.  PARTY CRASHER was luckily beaten by
PRIMUS BOUND in a 4 minute Challenge competition.  Up 68!  Biggest challenge for the
turn, and you almost pulled it off, Crash...too bad Primus Bound isn't there yet, or
you might sit on the throne.  Congrats to our King's Sentinel for holding out one
more time!  Who will unseat the mighty Primus Bound?  Stay tuned for our next
installment of the Report from the White Tower!!!!

                                   Khalli Dyr'ell,
                                        Spymaster of Andorak

THE KING'S SENTINEL           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PRIMUS BOUND 40-2996        84  34  0  296  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DREAMSLAYER 57-4362         47  26  4  275  IRONY UNLIMITED (876)      ANDOR
 WADAS 25-2311               42  39  4  273  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN
 AXLY HIMSELF 11-2363        86  68  1  271  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY
 WEIRD HEAD BOY 63-2216      24  12  0  266  SUPERIOR FORCES 2 (930)    AMEN-TEI
 B. LLUD PITT 57-1171        76  70  0  260  COPYRITENFRINGMNTS (781)   ANDOR
 INTENDRID O'REILLY 11-2969  47  44  0  255  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY
 SPELLSINGER 53-4742         56  61  0  250  SCARLET KNIGHTS (518)      KHALHUMS
 CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 66-3153   56  48  0  247  DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE (702)  TARRGIR
 LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849    71  75  0  233  KRILL CAVALRY (780)        ZORPUNT
 MONICA VIRTUESHIEL 11-3208  81  50  0  223  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 ARTEMIS ENTRERI 45-2097     64  49  1  223  FORGOTTEN REALMS (881)     STORMCROWE
 CARRIS FALLSTAR 11-3471     43  35  0  216  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY
 SIRYN 66-2357               54  43  0  215  X-FORCE II (624)           TARRGIR
 FIRE MOUTH 25-2478          37  27  0  215  THE NATURALS (446)         LYRATILAN
 SHIVAA 26-3523              89  63  0  213  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 JESUS 82-5459               23  12  2  213  RISEN FROM THE DEAD (903)  DWES EG

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEADPOOL 66-2274            57  58  5  210  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 PARTY CRASHER 23-2941       32  21  1  210  SLY'S SLAYERS (566)        TI
 KOTTONKANDY 25-1062         59  57  0  209  CARNIVAL (21)              LYRATILAN
 MRS. JONES 46-3367          40  26  0  209  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT
 MUCOUS 71-2277              57  43  2  206  THE CODA (786)             KYR'TERR
 HEATHER 48-3062             82 136  7  205  STARS (743)                CAER
 JUPITER 44-2554             43  42  0  205  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
 PIGMY RATTLESNAKE 22-4214   80  70  2  203  NAME YOUR POISON (663)     SOLVEN
-ROBYN 66-1996               55  56  2  200  CRIMSON PEGASI (445)       TARRGIR
 JESTER 38-830               46  51  0  200  MINSTRELS (872)            CLIFFHOME
 MARS 52-2609                79  57  0  199  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA
 DEATH COMMANDER 14-669      31  45  3  199  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 F-A'KRILL 43-3923           41  29  0  198  ANDORIANS (953)            VEASTIAN
-NAVIGATOR 63-2068           38  34  0  198  CAR AND DRIVER (470)       AMEN-TEI
-NAIMT BACKRUB 68-7192       48  28  1  197  FARFIGNEWTONS (640)        FIREHOLD
 LEPRECHAUN 63-2130          38  32  1  197  DIRTY TRICKS (862)         AMEN-TEI
-BLUNT FORCE 63-2186         36  12  2  197  CAR AND DRIVER (470)       AMEN-TEI
 PLUTO 68-7735               48  43  2  196  REAL FAKE CHARACTERS (947) FIREHOLD
-JESTER 53-6499              39  47  1  196  HOUSE ORDOS (836)          KHALHUMS
 ZEPHYR 52-2935              37  10  0  195  ELEMENTAL FORCE (323)      FRATSFA
 PEPSI 68-8510               32  15  0  195  OVERWORLD (891)            FIREHOLD
 IN THE AFTERNOON 82-10018   13   6  0  195  SUNNYDALE (904)            DWES EG
 JE SUIS BIEN 26-626         67  37  0  194  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 DEMONFANG 6-4891            56  49  2  194  DARK PANTHEON (792)        TRANSEL
 ZEBRAWOOD 41-3595           38  21  0  194  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 DEATH TWIT II 48-2962       61  50  3  192  THE NETHER REGION (874)    CAER
 MERCURY 99-780              43  37  5  192  WAR SEEKERS (946)          SOUTH RIDGE
 PUNK 25-2695                32  25  0  192  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN
 GLEEMAN 11-4009             31  24  0  192  CARNIVAL (910)             ARUAK CITY
 GIGGY 26-728                49  47  1  191  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 LITTLE BIG BOX 60-4965      40  47  2  191  BOXES (929)                ARADI
 SILENT LUCIDITY 48-2586     26  14  0  191  PSYCHOTIC ENDEAVOR (454)   CAER
 DIS-EMBOWEL 63-2025         32  33  0  190  DIS-TEAM (810)             AMEN-TEI
 TALISMAN SHIELDGUA 11-4304  32  22  0  189  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 SALINE LAMORAK 11-4261      28  29  0  189  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 LITTLE SISTER 26-669        45  45  1  186  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 MICHAEL HONORBLADE 11-3300  76  48  0  185  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  56  51  1  185  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 PRONTO PONGO 26-3999        43  33  2  183  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 WARLOCK 66-2473             56  84  1  182  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
-ELMO 26-3823                60  50  0  181  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FACE 25-2504                33  27  5  181  THE NATURALS (446)         LYRATILAN

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WEBSTER 41-3848             30  19  2  180  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
-TRIPMASTER MONKEY 11-4028   23  14  2  180  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY
 SCRYB SPRITE 60-4003        53  48  0  179  MAGICK (772)               ARADI
 GIMETHATSHIELD 26-1306      33  21  1  177  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 MOJO 66-3401                33  59  5  175  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
-EYE SORE 52-2850            40  45  1  174  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA
 JACK THE RIPPER 14-572      29  39  1  174  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 SCHENDIRK 63-2054           61  75  2  173  WAYFARERS (782)            AMEN-TEI
 POSITIVE 26-3633            75  63  0  172  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 LANFEAR 52-2872             26  15  2  171  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA
 SNOWY OWL 71-3252           42  43  0  169  CALL OF THE WILD (805)     KYR'TERR
 STILTS 19-1248              37  47  3  166  CARNIVAL (951)             ZUWAYZA
 HUMMEL 14-1404              38  68  2  165  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 AL BUNDY 14-2010            34  29  0  164  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
-FREE BOX 60-4964            20  12  1  162  BOXES (929)                ARADI
 WARPATH 66-2926             45  72  3  161  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 SANDS 11-4123               33  33  2  161  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 THE PIRATE 25-4572          25  18  0  160  SLY'S SLAYERS (927)        LYRATILAN
 CRASSUS 25-2674             23  28  2  154  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 VISION 26-1573              28  13  2  150  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           27  21  4  144  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 PUSSYCAT 14-3701            37  38  1  143  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR
 MR BLACK 82-5468            11   5  1  140  FROM THE RESERVOIR (920)   DWES EG
 BLACKRAZOR 11-4091          31  36  0  133  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 SMITH 14-1282               34  74  3  122  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 QUICHE LORRAINE 46-3451     23  13  0  121  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT
-TWILO THUNDER 60-5225       29  17  1  102  CLUB CULTURE (943)         ARADI

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WISTERIA 11-3786            12   0  0   99  WHAT'S YOUR POISON (949)   ARUAK CITY
 LADY HERBBLOOD 37-2376      21  15  2   97  MEDICINE SHOW (948)        SIBIKHAS
 JOE SATRIANI 11-4422        18  21  2   94  THE HEADCUTTERS II (939)   ARUAK CITY

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-DRIVEN 63-2398              23   5  1   89  CAR AND DRIVER (470)       AMEN-TEI
 BILLIE LU  14-1382          32  45  0   81  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR
 JOYCE 25-4732               22  15  2   79  WINDY CITY WOMEN (932)     LYRATILAN
-CRAIG 14-2912               21  15  1   79  OLYMPIANS (666)            TOBIR
 NOT LIKE YOU'D KNO 82-7050   6  10  2   79  MIKE THE HUNTER (954)      DWES EG
 TEASE-ME 25-4718            15  11  1   77  WINDY CITY WOMEN (932)     LYRATILAN
 THE NATURAL 25-4630         19   5  2   75  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN
 GHOST HUNTER 25-2669        19  19  1   75  THE NATURALS (446)         LYRATILAN
 SHAW 25-2949                25  19  1   71  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN
 JIMMY PAGE 11-4424          18  21  1   64  THE HEADCUTTERS II (939)   ARUAK CITY
 GOKU 46-3655                15  13  1   64  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 HEATHER 70-6003              7   6  1   62  FREAKS OF NATURE (916)     SENTERN
-ESOX LUCIUS 14-3875         15  15  1   61  DELIVERANCE (77)           TOBIR
 BARON BARONE 41-2310        19  11  1   60  ARMY OF DARKNESS (931)     KATI-TEI
-ALLEN WRENCH 63-2209        23  24  1   55  CAR AND DRIVER (470)       AMEN-TEI
 DAIN BRAMAGE 14-3935        20  10  2   51  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
-OZZY OSBOURNE 40-3884       15  11  1   45  THAT 80'S METAL (945)      ZENSU
 ARMY OF ONE 25-4639         19   7  2   34  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN
MERCURY 99-780             43  37  5 WAR SEEKERS 946        WADAS 25-2311          349

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

All -- How many of our arena were inducted?  In one turn we have really gotten kind
of thin, haven't we? -- Talon Volksie

Jack the Ripper -- You're welcome. -- Snowy Owl

Jester -- You don't seem all that funny to me. -- Scryb Sprite

Dreamslayer -- I think the name Neckslayer is more appropriate for you. :P -- Zephyr

Naimt Backrub -- I just love to see an epee breaking a battle axe and a scimitar! :)
-- Pigmy Rattlesnake

Allen Wrench -- You PARRIED?!?!?  <shock>  The announcer wasn't kidding when he said
the audience was stunned. -- Wisteria

Axly -- Well, at least I appreciate the swing you gave me. -- Little Sister

Bruenor -- Wow!  Six "weapons lock" statements in a row.  Good fight. -- Giggy

Demon Fang -- Great, just great.  I come out of retirement.  I get no attacks, no
parries and no dodges.  You're going to make me rethink this fighting stuff. -- Je
Suis Bien

Baron Barone -- Kinda hard to learn when you're dead, huh?  snicker, snicker.... --
Vision

Greetings, fellow managers of Andorak -- After a 10 year break, I have decided to try
this fighting business again.  Good to be back.  Good to be back.  What happened to
all the personal ads we used to have?  Best of luck, all.  Looking forward to the
fight. -- Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr. Headbangers (9)

     Welcome back!  I'm your new Spymaster, Khalli Dyr'eel.  The personal ads are a
     little slim these days, but with you adding to them, they will be better in no
     time!  Speak your mind!--Khalli

We don't seem to have gotten our turn, so no personals from us today.  We aren't even
going to look for the e-newsletter to answer anything in that.  It's just too hot. --
Leeta and company

Primus Bound -- Congrats on taking the K.S. -- Carny

Demon Fang -- Welcome and do well!  Your name is violent and not up to Andorak
standards.  I suggest a name change.  We have a million, well near a hundred to
spare.  You can have in the Carnival mode.  1.  Drooling Tonk  2.  Merry Leech  3.
Killa Kipcake  OR if you prefer non-Carnival names we have 1.  Pond Fiddler  2.
Knave N' Stave or 3.  Green Tea Buzz. -- Carny

Andorak -- I'm here!  The hero who captured Veastian for Andoria. -- F-A'Krill, Hero

Scryb Sprite -- Just kidding! -- Jester, Minstrels

Death Commander -- I'm from Aruak City. -- Gleeman

Mrs. Jones -- Am I the new P.R. champ? -- F-A'Krill, hero

Heather -- Some experience on you. -- Lady Herbblood

Stilts -- You arrived!  Slow but sure. -- Carny

30 April 2003
All -- Remember to put your arena number on your strategy sheets.  Strategies turned
in without an arena number run the risk of missing the turn. -- NAIEI

10 May 2003
To All -- Fellow managers, I humbly request your help.  My team (Ex Oblivione) was
started in Monuntial (DM 34) back in '92.  They were active for seven months.  I have
lost all early traces of them.  If any of you can help with copies of relevant
newsletters or, if you fought one of my warriors, copies of the fights, I would
greatly appreciate it.  I only have one of my original warriors left from the early
team now active in DM 60.  You can diplo me with any info here in the wonderful city
of Aradi.  Thank you in advance. -- Enigma, manager Ex Oblivione

15 May 2003
Assurnasirbanipal invites all to use his computerized warrior management tool.  The
program is the most extensive management tool ever created.  It was meant to run on a
PALM OS PDA, but will run (emulated) on a PC or MAC.  You can get this program on the
web at: http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir

27 May 2003
A note to everyone regarding manager names and manager lists -- If you're running a
team incognito, all you have to do is let me know and I won't put your name on any
manager lists.  It has seemed though, that more people want their names listed, even
if they do not announce themselves, than the other way around.  Also, I do maintain
the list more or less by hand and errors do creep in.  You have but to say I've made
an error and no one will be the wiser (except thee and me, of course). -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WEIRD HEAD BOY devastated DEMONFANG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WISTERIA demolished BILLIE LU  in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
PEPSI was devastated by AXLY HIMSELF in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
PARTY CRASHER was luckily beaten by PRIMUS BOUND in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
GIGGY was vanquished by SPELLSINGER in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MARS was savagely defeated by INTENDRID O'REILLY in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
F-A'KRILL was overcome by B. LLUD PITT in a action packed 1 minute Challenge melee.
PLUTO lost to LEETA STORMRIDER in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
JESUS overpowered TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ZEBRAWOOD was savagely defeated by MRS. JONES in a exciting 4 minute Challenge fight.
MERCURY was executed by WADAS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LITTLE SISTER was devastated by FIRE MOUTH in a 3 minute Challenge conflict.
PRONTO PONGO was devastated by DEADPOOL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
LEPRECHAUN was overcome by SIRYN in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.
IN THE AFTERNOON overpowered JACK THE RIPPER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
POSITIVE was narrowly defeated by PUNK in a 17 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
MR BLACK was unbelievably bested by WARLOCK in a exciting 5 minute Challenge fight.
LANFEAR savagely defeated THE PIRATE in a exciting 9 minute gory Challenge bout.
QUICHE LORRAINE was handily defeated by VISION in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
DAIN BRAMAGE was savagely defeated by SHAW in a exciting 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
NOT LIKE YOU'D KNOW overcame BARON BARONE in a action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.
CRYSTAL FIREBLADE devastated GLEEMAN in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
PIGMY RATTLESNAKE was defeated by SHIVAA in a exciting 4 minute gory duel.
MUCOUS was viciously subdued by MONICA VIRTUESHIELD in a popular 4 minute fight.
DREAMSLAYER viciously subdued SALINE LAMORAK in a action packed 3 minute bout.
JE SUIS BIEN beat MOJO in a 3 minute fray.
GIMETHATSHIELD was overpowered by JUPITER in a 1 minute uneven competition.
MICHAEL HONORBLADE was overpowered by ARTEMIS ENTRERI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CARRIS FALLSTAR handily defeated SCRYB SPRITE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
JESTER demolished CRASSUS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
SILENT LUCIDITY beat STILTS in a action packed 1 minute bout.
DEATH TWIT II demolished HUMMEL in a 1 minute uneven contest.
HEATHER overpowered FACE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ZEPHYR demolished SANDS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided struggle.
KOTTONKANDY defeated DIS-EMBOWEL in a 2 minute match.
DEATH COMMANDER savagely defeated BRUENOR BATTLEHAMMER in a 4 minute conflict.
SNOWY OWL was overpowered by LITTLE BIG BOX in a popular 1 minute uneven bout.
AL BUNDY unbelievably bested BLACKRAZOR in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
WARPATH was vanquished by WEBSTER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
SMITH was vanquished by PUSSYCAT in a exciting 1 minute mismatched duel.
SCHENDIRK was handily defeated by MASKED GUILDMASTER in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
WOLVERINE devastated LADY HERBBLOOD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HEATHER handily defeated ARMY OF ONE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
GHOST HUNTER savagely defeated JIMMY PAGE in a exciting 1 minute gory fight.
GOKU lost to THE NATURAL in a popular 3 minute gruesome bout.
JOE SATRIANI defeated JOYCE in a 2 minute competition.
TEASE-ME lost to TARIN SHARPEYES in a exciting 1 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  25         LUNGING ATTACK   149 - 108 -  4      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   14         PARRY-LUNGE       48 -  35 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     12         AIMED BLOW        27 -  27 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         TOTAL PARRY       51 -  52 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         SLASHING ATTACK   58 -  62 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -  21 -  0      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     72 -  84 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  53 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  29 -  2      33  |

Turn 349 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:

TOTAL PARRY        8 -  4     PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      9 -  5     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK    14 - 11     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  7         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  6         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PRIMUS BOUND 40-2996       84  34  0  296 SUPERIOR FORCES (538)
LUNGING ATTACK   DREAMSLAYER 57-4362        47  26  4  275 IRONY UNLIMITED (876)
AIMED BLOW       AXLY HIMSELF 11-2363       86  68  1  271 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)
PARRY-LUNGE      INTENDRID O'REILL 11-2969  47  44  0  255 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)
WALL OF STEEL    SPELLSINGER 53-4742        56  61  0  250 SCARLET KNIGHTS (518)
SLASHING ATTACK  ARTEMIS ENTRERI 45-2097    64  49  1  223 FORGOTTEN REALMS (881)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MRS. JONES 46-3367         40  26  0  209 DEATHTONGUE (111)
BASHING ATTACK   HEATHER 48-3062            82 136  7  205 STARS (743)
STRIKING ATTACK  MERCURY 99-780             43  37  5  192 WAR SEEKERS (946)
PARRY-STRIKE     SCHENDIRK 63-2054          61  75  2  173 WAYFARERS (782)

The overall popularity leader is HEATHER 48-3062.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LANFEAR 52-2872.  The ten other most popular fighters were MR BLACK 82-5468, 
PIGMY RATTLESNAKE 22-4214, MRS. JONES 46-3367, THE NATURAL 25-4630, MUCOUS 71-2277, 
MONICA VIRTUESHIELD 11-3208, BRUENOR BATTLEHAMMER 67-917, INTENDRID O'REILLY 11-2969, 
FIRE MOUTH 25-2478, and SHAW 25-2949.

The least popular fighter this week was POSITIVE 26-3633.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ARMY OF ONE 25-4639, LADY HERBBLOOD 37-2376, SCHENDIRK 63-2054, 
SANDS 11-4123, FACE 25-2504, HUMMEL 14-1404, GIMETHATSHIELD 26-1306, PRONTO PONGO 
26-3999, TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD 11-4304, and JIMMY PAGE 11-4424.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
TRANSEL(6)           0  1 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        1  0 0  ANDOR(57)            2  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       6  7 0  ZENSU(40)            1  0 0  ARADI(60)            1  1 0  
TOBIR(14)            3  5 0  KATI-TEI(41)         1  2 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         1  3 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          0  1 0  VEASTIAN(43)         0  1 0  TARRGIR(66)          5  2 0  
SOLVEN(22)           0  1 0  KRILL(44)            1  0 0  BARIKALA(67)         0  1 0  
TI(23)               0  1 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  0 0  FIREHOLD(68)         0  2 0  
ZORPUNT(24)          1  0 0  ARDIVENT(46)         1  2 0  SENTERN(70)          1  0 0  
LYRATILAN(25)        7  6 1  CAER(48)             3  0 0  KYR'TERR(71)         0  2 0  
CALEAM(26)           3  5 0  FRATSFA(52)          2  1 0  DWES EG(82)          3  1 0  
SIBIKHAS(37)         0  1 0  KHALHUMS(53)         1  0 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEMONFANG 6-4891            56  49  2  194  DARK PANTHEON (792)        TRANSEL
 AXLY HIMSELF 11-2363        86  68  1  271  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY
 DEATH COMMANDER 14-669      31  45  3  199  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 STILTS 19-1248              37  47  3  166  CARNIVAL (951)             ZUWAYZA
 PIGMY RATTLESNAKE 22-4214   80  70  2  203  NAME YOUR POISON (663)     SOLVEN
 PARTY CRASHER 23-2941       32  21  1  210  SLY'S SLAYERS (566)        TI
 LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849    71  75  0  233  KRILL CAVALRY (780)        ZORPUNT
 WADAS 25-2311               42  39  4  273  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN
 SHIVAA 26-3523              89  63  0  213  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 LADY HERBBLOOD 37-2376      21  15  2   97  MEDICINE SHOW (948)        SIBIKHAS
 JESTER 38-830               46  51  0  200  MINSTRELS (872)            CLIFFHOME
 PRIMUS BOUND 40-2996        84  34  0  296  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU
 ZEBRAWOOD 41-3595           38  21  0  194  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 F-A'KRILL 43-3923           41  29  0  198  ANDORIANS (953)            VEASTIAN
 JUPITER 44-2554             43  42  0  205  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
 ARTEMIS ENTRERI 45-2097     64  49  1  223  FORGOTTEN REALMS (881)     STORMCROWE
 MRS. JONES 46-3367          40  26  0  209  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT
 HEATHER 48-3062             82 136  7  205  STARS (743)                CAER
 MARS 52-2609                79  57  0  199  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA
 SPELLSINGER 53-4742         56  61  0  250  SCARLET KNIGHTS (518)      KHALHUMS
 DREAMSLAYER 57-4362         47  26  4  275  IRONY UNLIMITED (876)      ANDOR
 LITTLE BIG BOX 60-4965      40  47  2  191  BOXES (929)                ARADI
 WEIRD HEAD BOY 63-2216      24  12  0  266  SUPERIOR FORCES 2 (930)    AMEN-TEI
 CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 66-3153   56  48  0  247  DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE (702)  TARRGIR
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  56  51  1  185  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 PLUTO 68-7735               48  43  2  196  REAL FAKE CHARACTERS (947) FIREHOLD
 HEATHER 70-6003              7   6  1   62  FREAKS OF NATURE (916)     SENTERN
 MUCOUS 71-2277              57  43  2  206  THE CODA (786)             KYR'TERR
 JESUS 82-5459               23  12  2  213  RISEN FROM THE DEAD (903)  DWES EG
 MERCURY 99-780              43  37  5  192  WAR SEEKERS (946)          SOUTH RIDGE
 DM 105 Newsletter
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Date   : 06/09/2003    Duedate: 06/21/2003

ANDORAK

DM-105    TURN-350

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 BOXES 60/929          117   30  3 79.6      DIRTY TRICKS 63/862                   
    DARK PANTHEON 6/792                         ACTION TOYS 41/889                    
  2 SUNNYDALE 82/904      217  149  6 59.3      WARCKERS 26/587                       
    FROM THE RESERVOIR 82/920                   REAL FAKE CHARACTERS 68/947           
    MIKE THE HUNTER 82/954                      WAR SEEKERS 99/946                    
    RISEN FROM THE DEAD 82/903               13 GERFEL'S FRIE 11/396  271  261  3 50.9
    FREAKS OF NATURE 70/916                  14 HOUSE ORDOS 53/836    103  105  1 49.5
    THIGH MASTERS II 82/955                     THE NETHER REGION 48/874              
  3 BAILE BEAG 63/838     919  651 14 58.5      IRONY UNLIMITED 57/876                
    SAILS OF CHARON 60/275                   15-THE NATURALS 25/446    46   56  2 45.1
    DEATH STUDS VIII 20/868                     WINDY CITY WOMEN 25/932               
    HALL OF GIANT 15/950                     16 X-FORCE 66/415        692  866 11 44.4
    NULN IS MY GOD 60/467                       SCARLET KNIGHTS 11/902                
  4 SUPERIOR FORC 40/538  389  288  1 57.5      SCARLET KNIGHTS 53/518                
    SUPERIOR FORCES 2 63/930                    FORGOTTEN REALMS 45/881               
    SUPERIOR FORCES II 60/686                   DRAGONBALL Z 46/944                   
  5 KNIGHTS OF VI 11/633  256  198  0 56.4      X-FORCE II 66/624                     
    DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE 66/702                  FORGOTTEN REALMS 67/880               
  6 MAGICK 60/772        1267 1013  9 55.6   17 CARNIVAL 25/21         88  113  1 43.8
    ELEMENTAL FORCE 52/323                      MINSTRELS 38/872                      
    CALL OF THE WILD 71/805                     CARNIVAL 11/910                       
    WHAT'S YOUR POISON 11/949                   CARNIVAL 19/951                       
    NAME YOUR POISON 22/663                     ANDORIANS 43/953                      
  7 DIS-TEAM 63/810       478  396  6 54.7      MEDICINE SHOW 37/948                  
  8-CLUB CULTURE 60/943   586  491 11 54.4   18-BARONE 25/410          95  145  1 39.6
    CAR AND DRIVER 63/470                       SLY'S SLAYERS 25/927                  
    FARFIGNEWTONS 68/640                        SLY'S SLAYERS 23/566                  
  9 CRIMSON PEGAS 66/445  185  160  3 53.6      ARMY OF DARKNESS 41/931               
    PSYCHOTIC ENDEAVOR 48/454                19 WAYFARERS 63/782      382  654  6 36.9
 10 MYTHOS 30/952         656  581  6 53.0      KRILL CAVALRY 24/780                  
    DEATHTONGUE 46/111                          COPYRITENFRINGMNTS 57/781             
 11 HEADBANGERS 26/9       64   57  1 52.9      THE DOGHOUSE 14/896                   
 12 THE CODA 71/786       585  555  4 51.3   20 STARS 48/743          259  513  6 33.5
    OVERWORLD 68/891                            MIKES 14/831                          
    SHERWOOD FOREST 44/809                   21 THE DEATH SQUA 14/44   42  119  1 26.1
    INCARNATIONS 52/711                         THE HEADCUTTERS II 11/939             

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Iaye:

     Raoul, once known in the arena at Aruak City as In Gerfel We Trust, looked
around the waterfront and frowned.  Even though he and his companions, Jeri
Northwind, a gladiator from Zorpunt, and Berdan, a Fratsfan ex-assassin, had just
come from the devastated town of Point, he had not expected to find Iaye in such a
mess.
     "What happened here?" Jeri asked a lounger.
     The local man, who could have used a bath, shrugged and spat.  "The Trier rose
up and smashed the waterfront," he said.  He looked at the woman calculatingly, as
though trying to guess how much money she might spend on hearing his tale.  "Or
ghosts did it, if you can believe that."
     "Ghosts out of Krael," Raoul said, nodding.  "They hit Point, too."
     "That's what folks say," the man agreed, scowling.  "I guess you heard the story
already, huh?  When I saw 'em coming, them ghosts, I didn't stay to ask their names.
A mean bunch.  But things are pretty much okay on up the hill.  Harbor House can
still give you a bed and a half-way decent feed."
     Raoul looked at the man thoughtfully, glanced at his companions, and saw that
they agreed with him--ask this loafer nothing, tell him nothing.  Iaye had an arena,
he and Jeri both had contacts there.  That was where they'd ask their questions and
look for help.

     Goff, the manager of Red Dog Gang in Iaye, shrugged.  "They say it was ghosts,
but who knows?  Does it matter?"
     "Not to us," Raoul agreed.  "Asking was just curiosity.  We've got other
business.  We're chasing a man known as Peranis, a Raltuman--"
     "Him!  He's a big-time troublemaker here, but he's got powerful friends.  Nobody
can touch him."
     "That's what we heard in Point, too," Jeri said, nodding.  "Is he actually here
now?"
     "No, I don't think so, I think he went to Skaithvarn.  I keep track of him, as
much as I can, so as to keep out of his way.  I had a run-in with him a few years
back," Goff explained, "and he's been out to do me bad turns ever since.  That man
can REALLY hold a grudge.  Uh...what do you want him for?"
     Raoul glanced at Berdan, and the Fratsfan shrugged and sighed.  "Peranis is a
member of the Assassins' Guild," Berdan said.  "A high-ranking member.  Though he's
been doing mostly administrative work lately, never doubt for a minute that he is a
dangerous man."
     "Right, I won't doubt it," Goff said.  "Why are you following him?"
     "Because he's run off with the Guild's Black Book...which lists all the
assassins, all the Andorian spies abroad, all the people that the Guild is in a
position to coerce--"
     "Blackmail, you mean," Raoul growled.
     Berdan nodded.  "But up until the King disbanded the Guild, it wasn't blackmail,
it was, ah, 'encouraging them to act in the national interest rather than in their
own'."
     "With the 'national interest' being determined by the Guild, of course," Jeri
muttered.
     "This Black Book, is it just names, or does it have details?" Goff asked.  "I
mean, if somebody steals it from Peranis, can that somebody use it to blackmail?"
     "Yes.  We are pursuing Peranis to retrieve the book, which will be--"
     "Which will be burned as soon as we get our hands on it," Raoul finished.
     "But some of the information might be of great use to the King!" Berdan
protested.
     Raoul shook his head.  "No.  That book is muck," he said flatly, "and you can't
pick up even a little of the muck without getting dirty.  Let the King compile his
own files for 'encouraging' his citizens."
     "And I hope he doesn't feel the need," Jeri added.  "But you're right about the
Black Book.  We've got to burn it."
     "But first we have to catch Peranis and get the Book away from him," Raoul
finished.  "You say he went to Skaithvarn.  Where?  There are several strong city-
states over there."
     "I didn't ask him where he was going.  My idea was to stay out of sight," Goff
pointed out.  "But the word is he mostly goes to Istoreth."
     "Isn't that the one that has a treaty with Osksi?" Raoul asked.  "I didn't like
the idea of that book falling into S'varni hands, and I like it less if the Osksians
are going to have a chance at it."  He took off his bowler and frowned down into it
as though he was looking into a crystal ball.  "We need to get over there.  You know
anyone with a boat?"
     "Well...yeah, I've got a boat myself that'd make the crossing.  It isn't that
far.  But...."  Goff ran a hand through his hair, leaving it standing on end.  "But
it might be needed here--what if the ghosts come back?"
     "Why should they come back?" Raoul asked.
     "Nobody knows why they came in the first place, so how can we know whether
they'll come back?"  The manager shook his head like a dog shaking off water.  "Are
things going crazy everywhere?"
     "Yes," Jeri answered, surprising the others.  Defensively she added, "Well, they
are!  Point was destroyed by the ghosts, too, and Seam now has a geyser in the middle
of town that can't be helping things much, and there are other stories going around.
Have you heard anything at all from Ti lately?"
     "I know, doll," Raoul said quietly, "but we can't do more than one thing at a
time, and our job is to catch Peranis."

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Eye of the Storm #60 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the Far West:

     "Shania is with the Eye of the West, that we are seeking?" Ashon Chang repeated.
He frowned at Herlas.  "That sounds too easy.  The Eye of the West is not where it's
supposed to be," he guessed.
     "On Kurzanica?  No, I don't think it is," Herlas agreed.  He kept a wary eye on
Rughal, which was not difficult since the ranger had a nearly-strangling grip on the
wizard's throat.  "I would guess it's somewhere on the mainland, probably in Zinaco
somewhere.  But you can't interfere!  The preservation of the Arcanum is essential,
anyone's life is nothing in the face of the disaster to be avert--"
     Rughal closed his fingers more tightly around the Fratsfan's throat, choking him
to silence.  "We don't need him anymore now, do we?" he asked almost casually.
     "He might still have his uses," Ashon Chang said slowly, and Werre nodded with
him.  "But we cannot trust him--"
     "Did we ever?" Vurand demanded.  "The thing is, we can't guard him properly
because none of us do magic.  Better just to kill him."  He took a step closer to
Herlas, who was helpless in the grip of both Rughal and Ashon Chang.  "I'll help...
strangling him is too fast, Rughal."
     "Just...?  In cold blood?" Jammies asked, swallowing hard.
     "Who says my blood is cold right now?" Vurand growled.  The Orc flexed his large
hands and bared his fangs in a hungry grin.  "Who says any of us are feeling cold
about this?  Even you, boy."
     Jammies opened his mouth to argue the point and stopped, staring at Rughal.  The
young gladiator knew himself to be average and no more in the matter of the more
esoteric martial arts as studied in Lirith Kai, but he had training enough to realize
that he was seeing something extraordinary now.  Light was emerging from the darkness
around them, swirling in a haze that shaded from gold to increasingly red, hotter and
brighter with every passing instant.  The source was Rughal, the fury was Rughal's,
and Jammies wondered if the ranger intended to kill Herlas with a manifestation of
hiu.  He backed away a couple of steps without realizing that he was doing it; there
didn't seem to be enough air to breathe so close to all that power.
     Werre pushed past the younger Adantri and forced his way toward Rughal; he
looked like he was wading against a strong current.  He grabbed Rughal's shoulder and
leaned close, saying something Jammies couldn't hear.  Rughal turned his head slowly
to look at Werre.  The ranger's face was quite calm, which Jammies found shocking.
Calm, but not really aware of anything beyond himself and Herlas.  It seemed like a
year before Rughal's eyes actually focused on Werre.  The four of them, Ashon Chang,
Herlas, Rughal, and Werre, all clustered together, were half-hidden by the steadily
thickening haze of rage, as though they were embedded in blood-colored amber.
     Beside Jammies, Vurand growled.  "They're going to let the damned wizard live, I
bet."
     Jammies shrugged uncomfortably.  "Well...I know he's no friend of ours, and he's
a wizard, and...but I don't like the idea of just killing him out of hand."
     The Orc snorted.  "That's what civilization does to people, makes you all soft!"
     Jammies opened his mouth to refute this and was knocked from his feet and half-
deafened by an explosion.  He struggled to one elbow and saw that Herlas was sprawled
on the deck, while Werre and Ashon Chang were holding Rughal backed against the low
wall of the ship's cabin.  The haze of rage and hiu was gone, but there was still
anger enough in Rughal's tense posture to alarm a sensible man.  Werre had one hand
clamped around Rughal's wrist to prevent the ranger from drawing his sword.
     "We still need him," Ashon Chang said, his voice hard.  "Without Shania, we need
him because we have no way to find the Eye of the West.  We could walk right past it
and not know."
     Rughal growled something that was barely words.
     "You watch him, then," Ashon Chang said, "and I will help sail this boat.  We
need him alive, Rughal.  He is our best tool to find Lady Shania."

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #8 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Isle of the Eye, Talahya:

     "Okay," Carris Fallstar said, "how do we tackle your two angles?  How do we find 
where the, uh, 'magical links' that bind the Isle to Alastari are located?"
     Everyone turned to look at Moonjumper, who frowned at the ground between her 
feet.  "I'm not sure," she said slowly, "but I might--only might--be able to identify 
them.  But it would help a LOT if I had some idea, however vague, of what the 
identifying characteristics of such a site WERE."
     All eyes now moved to the old wizard.  Fizban sighed.  "I suppose 'used to be 
strongly magical but nothing working there now' is not enough?"
     "You suppose correctly!" Carris muttered.  "What an idea--used to be...."  He 
shook his head.  "The Isle positively reeks of magic, past and present, and well you 
must know it, if you're any kind of wizard at all!"
     "Look," Scarlatti interrupted, "I don't know much about magic, but it stands to 
reason that the kind we're talking about would be different than, um, regular magic, 
and a lot more powerful.  There must be some way to tell that?"
     There was a silence that seemed long.
     Finally Rogan said, "What about the ferry docks?  That's where the physical 
connections are anchored, so why shouldn't the magical connections be in the same 
locations?"
     "Sounds good," Scarlatti agreed.  "Can you lead us to a ferry dock through this 
fog?"
     The blind gladiator smiled faintly.  "Easily."  He set off down the street, and 
the others fell in behind him.
     The city was mostly silent, and the gladiators met no one as they hurried toward 
the shore.  There were people about--now and then they could hear footsteps fading 
away, or voices just too muffled to be understandable.  The fog was so heavy that 
even their immediate surroundings seemed unreal.  A sound shook the air, heavy as a 
mountain, dull as despair.  It was repeated six times.
     "Gods!"  Fizban wiped sweat from his face.
     "What was it?" Carris asked, one hand on his sword.
     "A clock tolling the hour of seven," Moonjumper guessed, but she sounded unsure 
of it.  "Maybe the one at the Stronghold Academy...."
     "It never sounded like that before," Scarlatti growled.
     "Another sign of the differences here and now, wherever and whenever here and 
now is."  Rogan pulled his cloak a little more snugly around himself, though the 
evening was no colder now than it had been an hour ago.  Or maybe it was colder.  It 
was impossible to be sure.
     Sooner than they expected, the cobbles underfoot changed to planks, and the 
smell of the air changed from stone and fog to mud and fish and water.
     Carris Fallstar stopped and sniffed, then drew in a lungful of air and seemed to 
taste it slowly.  "Salt water, I could swear it smells like salt water," he muttered.
     "But the lake is fresh!" Scarlatti protested.
     "But is this the lake we remember?" Fizban asked.  "I doubt it."

The Isle of the Eye, Lirin Kiv:

     The carriage jolted as though the pavement had suddenly ended, rolled a few feet 
farther, and stopped.  After a moment, there was a creaking shift as the driver 
climbed down.  Shylock glimpsed his lantern moving through the fog, going ahead past 
the horses, then coming back.
     The face that appeared at the window was white, eyes round with disbelief.  "The 
road is lost," the driver said hoarsely.
     Shylock frowned at him.  "You mean YOU are lost--"
     "No!  I swear, I was following the road right along, and then it...it just 
wasn't there anymore!"
     Shylock looked hard at the driver and decided the man wasn't lying.  He might be 
mistaken, but he believed what he was saying.  And if he wasn't mistaken....  Well, 
better to find out for himself, the gladiator decided.  He unlatched the door and 
stepped down from the carriage.  "Wait here," he said over his shoulder to Clemenda.
     "Not hardly!"  She climbed down after him.
     The driver held up his lantern, swinging it from side to side, which set shadows 
swooping wildly.  Shylock took the lantern away from him and held it steady.
     It was true.  A pace behind the rear wheels of the carriage were the flat stones 
of the roadway.  Under the wheels and ahead was rocky dirt and tangled grasses and no 
sign that there'd ever been a road.
     "Amazing," Shylock murmured, "this is something quite without precedent, so far 
as I know.  I wonder what else has changed?"
     "Don't say that!"  Clemenda looked around fearfully.  "I like things to be 
ordinary," she whispered, "no surprises...."
     "It would appear that surprises are the name of the entertainment tonight," 
Shylock countered.  "Still....  Driver, take us back the way we came, to Lirin Kiv."
     The man hurried to climb back onto the box as Shylock assisted Clemenda into the 
body of the carriage again.  The horses were turned, and they went rumbling back onto 
the paving and southward...or at least, back.  No telling if it was still south.  
Shylock leaned out the window to watch ahead.  Even in this fog, it should be 
possible to see the lighted tower of the Temple of Mantor for a fair distance.  
Judging the current speed of the horses against the pace at which they had come out, 
it should be possible to see it now.
     But he didn't see it.

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

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 231): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 464): THE ARDIVENTI CHEF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 464): BEAVIS of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 457): SUE of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 453): DOMINIK HASEK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 454): WENT TO MARKET of THIS LITTLE PRIGGY 
                             (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 454): DEADMAN of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 450): VALLISNERIA of THE GREENHOUSE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 415): BIRDBRAIN of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 409): AFRICAN GREY of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 401): VEERS of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 179): MERADI of KING AND COUNTRY (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 313): CROW of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 303): DIS-JOINT of DIS-TEAM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 133): BEER of STUFF I BROUGHT (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 349): PRIMUS BOUND of SUPERIOR FORCES from ZENSU (Manager)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 231): X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 464): TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 464): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 457): none
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 453): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 454): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 454): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 450): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 415): none
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 409): BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 401): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 179): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 313): SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 303): WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 133): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 349): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 231): WEIRD WILLIAM of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 462): SHAIRLINDRIA of TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 464): BEAVIS of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 457): MAJOR MUFFINS of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
                           SANDY of WOMEN OF REALITY (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 453): DOMINIK HASEK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 454): DEADMAN of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 449): THE FRATSFAN CHEF of ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (Generalissimo
                         Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 415): JUDAS PRIEST of THAT 80'S METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 400): FIENDISH GLEE of CLEVER LINGO (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 133): BEER of STUFF I BROUGHT (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     It would appear your regular spy reporter has gone AWOL, so you're stuck with
me.  Unfortunately, it wasn't apparent that I'd have to do this until rather late in
the day, so you're not getting anything terribly inspired or involved.
     The King's Sentinel, PRIMUS BOUND was TV challenged by AXLY HIMSELF (as opposed
to someone just pretending to be Axly?).  According to Novogorodny Vir, Mr. Bound was
also the most challenged warrior.  Axly might have been better served by letting one
of his stand-ins do the fighting, since he lost the bout.  Then again, Bound might
just be that good.  I know nothing about these things.
     THE NATURALS garnered the most avoids, with HEADBANGERS leading the way.  Of
course, it was a wasted effort, since all those Natural dudes sat the turn out.
Naturally.  Ahem.  Sorry.
     One death this cycle.  I understand it's frowned on around here, so I won't
start cheering.  At any rate, GOKU (from Ardivent, one of those "red sands" places,
if I recall correctly) spent four long minutes to kill LADY HERBBLOOD.  It's never
good to kill a carny, they have...unusual ideas of revenge.
     There were 43 fights, with two lucky warriors (WOLVERINE and NOT LIKE YOU'D
KNOW) fighting and beating commission flunkies.  The fights themselves (not counting
raking the sand between fights and such) took 95 minutes.  The average fight length
was 2.2 minutes, but the median was just 1 minute.  I must say, since it's summer I'm
glad you keep it short!
     And speaking of keeping it short, I shall bid you adieu.
          The Saint

THE KING'S SENTINEL           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PRIMUS BOUND 40-2996        85  34  0  313  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WEIRD HEAD BOY 63-2216      25  12  0  284  SUPERIOR FORCES 2 (930)    AMEN-TEI
 B. LLUD PITT 57-1171        77  70  0  279  COPYRITENFRINGMNTS (781)   ANDOR
-WADAS 25-2311               42  39  4  273  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN
 INTENDRID O'REILLY 11-2969  48  44  0  263  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY
 SUPERIOR FORCES 60-3654     48  79  2  248  SUPERIOR FORCES II (686)   ARADI
 ARTEMIS ENTRERI 45-2097     65  49  1  233  FORGOTTEN REALMS (881)     STORMCROWE

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MONICA VIRTUESHIEL 11-3208  82  50  0  231  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 MUCOUS 71-2277              58  43  2  225  THE CODA (786)             KYR'TERR
 IN THE AFTERNOON 82-10018   14   6  0  220  SUNNYDALE (904)            DWES EG
 DIS-EMBOWEL 63-2025         33  33  0  219  DIS-TEAM (810)             AMEN-TEI
 NEBBISH 60-1172             45  56  1  217  SAILS OF CHARON (275)      ARADI
 PIGMY RATTLESNAKE 22-4214   81  70  2  215  NAME YOUR POISON (663)     SOLVEN
-FIRE MOUTH 25-2478          37  27  0  215  THE NATURALS (446)         LYRATILAN
 MARS 52-2609                80  57  0  214  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA
 CARNAGE XIX 20-3386         39  14  1  214  DEATH STUDS VIII (868)     SEAM
 DEADPOOL 66-2274            58  58  5  212  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 F-A'KRILL 43-3923           42  29  0  211  ANDORIANS (953)            VEASTIAN

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 AXLY HIMSELF 11-2363        86  69  1  210  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY
 JESTER 38-830               47  51  0  210  MINSTRELS (872)            CLIFFHOME
 ZEPHYR 52-2935              38  10  0  210  ELEMENTAL FORCE (323)      FRATSFA
-PARTY CRASHER 23-2941       32  21  1  210  SLY'S SLAYERS (566)        TI
-KOTTONKANDY 25-1062         59  57  0  209  CARNIVAL (21)              LYRATILAN
 DEMONFANG 6-4891            57  49  2  209  DARK PANTHEON (792)        TRANSEL
 MICHAEL HONORBLADE 11-3300  77  48  0  208  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 GRAA ROCKBROW 15-3121       39  29  0  208  HALL OF GIANT (950)        MALCORN
 SILENT LUCIDITY 48-2586     27  14  0  208  PSYCHOTIC ENDEAVOR (454)   CAER
 MANUS 63-1783               51  22  1  207  BAILE BEAG (838)           AMEN-TEI
 LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849    71  76  0  206  KRILL CAVALRY (780)        ZORPUNT
 LEPRECHAUN 63-2130          39  32  1  205  DIRTY TRICKS (862)         AMEN-TEI
 DEATH TWIT II 48-2962       62  50  3  204  THE NETHER REGION (874)    CAER
 CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 66-3153   56  49  0  201  DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE (702)  TARRGIR
 SIRYN 66-2357               54  44  0  201  X-FORCE II (624)           TARRGIR
-ROBYN 66-1996               55  56  2  200  CRIMSON PEGASI (445)       TARRGIR
 LITTLE SISTER 26-669        46  45  1  199  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 PRONTO PONGO 26-3999        44  33  2  198  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
-NAVIGATOR 63-2068           38  34  0  198  CAR AND DRIVER (470)       AMEN-TEI
-NAIMT BACKRUB 68-7192       48  28  1  197  FARFIGNEWTONS (640)        FIREHOLD
 MRS. JONES 46-3367          40  27  0  197  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT
-BLUNT FORCE 63-2186         36  12  2  197  CAR AND DRIVER (470)       AMEN-TEI
 CARRIS FALLSTAR 11-3471     43  36  0  196  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY
-JESTER 53-6499              39  47  1  196  HOUSE ORDOS (836)          KHALHUMS
 TALISMAN SHIELDGUA 11-4304  33  22  0  196  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 DEATH COMMANDER 14-669      31  46  3  196  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 HEATHER 48-3062             82 137  7  195  STARS (743)                CAER
 JESUS 82-5459               23  13  2  194  RISEN FROM THE DEAD (903)  DWES EG
 WARLOCK 66-2473             57  84  1  193  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 SPELLSINGER 53-4742         56  62  0  193  SCARLET KNIGHTS (518)      KHALHUMS
 PLUTO 68-7735               48  44  2  193  REAL FAKE CHARACTERS (947) FIREHOLD
 MERCURY 99-780              43  38  5  193  WAR SEEKERS (946)          SOUTH RIDGE
 GLEEMAN 11-4009             31  25  0  193  CARNIVAL (910)             ARUAK CITY
 JUPITER 44-2554             43  43  0  192  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
-PUNK 25-2695                32  25  0  192  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN
 DREAMSLAYER 57-4362         47  27  4  189  IRONY UNLIMITED (876)      ANDOR
 ZEBRAWOOD 41-3595           38  22  0  189  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 PEPSI 68-8510               32  16  0  188  OVERWORLD (891)            FIREHOLD
 SHIVAA 26-3523              89  64  0  185  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 POSITIVE 26-3633            76  63  0  185  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 GIGGY 26-728                49  48  1  184  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 STILTS 19-1248              38  47  3  183  CARNIVAL (951)             ZUWAYZA
-FACE 25-2504                33  27  5  181  THE NATURALS (446)         LYRATILAN

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JE SUIS BIEN 26-626         67  38  0  180  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 LITTLE BIG BOX 60-4965      40  48  2  180  BOXES (929)                ARADI
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  56  52  1  179  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 SNOWY OWL 71-3252           43  43  0  178  CALL OF THE WILD (805)     KYR'TERR
 SALINE LAMORAK 11-4261      28  30  0  177  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MR BLACK 82-5468            12   5  1  177  FROM THE RESERVOIR (920)   DWES EG
 SCRYB SPRITE 60-4003        53  49  0  176  MAGICK (772)               ARADI
 MOJO 66-3401                33  60  5  175  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 GIMETHATSHIELD 26-1306      33  22  1  173  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 SANDS 11-4123               34  33  2  172  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 LANFEAR 52-2872             26  16  2  172  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA
 JACK THE RIPPER 14-572      29  40  1  171  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 FREE BOX 60-4964            20  13  1  168  BOXES (929)                ARADI
 HUMMEL 14-1404              38  69  2  164  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
-THE PIRATE 25-4572          25  18  0  160  SLY'S SLAYERS (927)        LYRATILAN
 SCHENDIRK 63-2054           61  76  2  159  WAYFARERS (782)            AMEN-TEI
 AL BUNDY 14-2010            34  30  0  157  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
-CRASSUS 25-2674             23  28  2  154  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN
 WARPATH 66-2926             45  73  3  153  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 SMITH 14-1282               35  74  3  152  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 WEBSTER 41-3848             30  20  2  152  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PUSSYCAT 14-3701            38  38  1  148  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           28  21  4  146  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 BLACKRAZOR 11-4091          32  36  0  135  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 VISION 26-1573              28  14  2  134  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 QUICHE LORRAINE 46-3451     23  14  0  123  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT
-TWILO THUNDER 60-5225       29  17  1  102  CLUB CULTURE (943)         ARADI
 WISTERIA 11-3786            13   0  0  101  WHAT'S YOUR POISON (949)   ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JOE SATRIANI 11-4422        18  22  2  100  THE HEADCUTTERS II (939)   ARUAK CITY
 GOKU 46-3655                16  13  2  100  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 BILLIE LU  14-1382          33  45  0   91  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-DRIVEN 63-2398              23   5  1   89  CAR AND DRIVER (470)       AMEN-TEI
 NOT LIKE YOU'D KNO 82-7050   7  10  2   84  MIKE THE HUNTER (954)      DWES EG
 JIMMY PAGE 11-4424          19  21  1   80  THE HEADCUTTERS II (939)   ARUAK CITY
-JOYCE 25-4732               22  15  2   79  WINDY CITY WOMEN (932)     LYRATILAN
-CRAIG 14-2912               21  15  1   79  OLYMPIANS (666)            TOBIR
-TEASE-ME 25-4718            15  11  1   77  WINDY CITY WOMEN (932)     LYRATILAN
 LADY HERBBLOOD 37-2376      21  16  2   76  MEDICINE SHOW (948)        SIBIKHAS
-THE NATURAL 25-4630         19   5  2   75  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN
-GHOST HUNTER 25-2669        19  19  1   75  THE NATURALS (446)         LYRATILAN
-SHAW 25-2949                25  19  1   71  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN
 STANKLIN P FRANKLI 60-2934  35  29  0   67  NULN IS MY GOD (467)       ARADI
 HEATHER 70-6003              7   7  1   64  FREAKS OF NATURE (916)     SENTERN
-ESOX LUCIUS 14-3875         15  15  1   61  DELIVERANCE (77)           TOBIR
-BARON BARONE 41-2310        19  11  1   60  ARMY OF DARKNESS (931)     KATI-TEI
-ALLEN WRENCH 63-2209        23  24  1   55  CAR AND DRIVER (470)       AMEN-TEI
 DAIN BRAMAGE 14-3935        20  11  2   49  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
-ARMY OF ONE 25-4639         19   7  2   34  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN
LADY HERBBLOOD 37-2376     21  16  2 MEDICINE SHOW 948      GOKU 46-3655           350

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Primus Bound -- Hey, buddy, the stakes are too high to be a non-writing King's
Sentinel.  You should give us more deserving warriors a chance. -- Axly

Pepsi -- Forget what you thought you knew about favorable style matchups. -- Axly

Scryb Sprite -- Learning skills was SO last semester.... -- Carris

Mars -- Thanks for the ego boost! -- Intendrid

Sablon-o-vlad -- Welcome back to Andorak.  The personal ads have declined along with
the size of most of the arenas, but there is always a chance for a comeback!  If you
get bored you could always taunt Doc Steele, since that has become a popular hobby in
Andorak.  He may be expecting to get by untaunted, since Adie and the Sentinel are
both currently inactive. -- Generalissimo Puerco, Mgr. Gerfel's Friends et al.

Little Sister -- Oh, I let most everyone swing once on me.  I might even let a lucky
warrior swing three times.  I should have only let Butch swing twice in our tourney
fight.  That third swing was murder. -- Axly

Carny -- Thanks for the name change suggestions, but I think I will keep my sinister
Delarquan style name, thank you very much.  I'm just here on a temporary stopover on
the way to Gateway to see what I can do to hold up Doc's 80% record.  Not exactly a
true defection.  I'm still a black hearted Delarquan regardless of what Green Eyes'
ridiculous papers say.  I thank you for the personal ad though, I was having trouble
figuring out who to challenge until I read it. -- Demonfang

Je Suis Bien -- I wouldn't feel so, bad old timer; you did pretty well all things
considered.  I have been modified by more than one tourney prize, so it was not
exactly a fair match up for you.  Just leave me and Weird Head Boy and all the other
TC prize modified freaks to do our business, and stray out of the cross fire.  Best
of luck on your return to the games. -- Demonfang

Weird Head Boy -- Very impressive performance against Demonfang.  It's been a while
since I had a warrior running around with a 50 attack and still training in a
regional arena, so if you can dodge a couple of those you deserve a win.  I'll send
Demonfang your way again when he moves back up the ranks. -- Doc Steele

Khalli Dyr'ell -- It's pronounce Giggy, like that goaltender for the ducks...you
know. -- Giggy

     Ducks play hockey?  I thought that was PUCKS. -- The Saint, not terribly sports
     savvy

Spellsinger -- Wasn't that supposed to be a "good" matchup for me?  Geesh. -- Giggy

Firemouth -- Cool parries, huh? -- Little Sister

Quiche Lorraine -- Khalli doesn't know what he's talking about.  "Handily defeated"
is just right. -- Vision

     How is it that none of you ever get defeated by something other than the hands?
     A well-placed elbow, say. -- The Saint

Mojo -- Thanks, much better results. -- Je Suis Bien

Jupiter -- Knock that off.  It's bad enough I have to wup on your team in Caleam.
Don't make me start here also. -- Sablon-O-Vlad

Wisteria -- Forget poison, you aren't even a good COLOR for me.  I prefer a sort of
soft peachy color, or maybe a light blue. -- Billie Lu

F-A'Krill -- Ah.  Yes, I have heard of you.  And I will strive to help you fulfill
your goal of being the bottom-ranked warrior here.  All the losses you want. -- B.
Llud Pitt

     Now that's something I like to see, a nice neighborly spirit. -- The Saint

Pluto -- Bad dog!  Down, boy. -- Leeta

Smith -- Have you considered getting a job at a forge?  I feel sure it would be YOU.
-- Pussycat

A standby?  Oh, ick. -- Schendirk

Talon Volksie -- I had no inductees this time around, but I believe some have become
eligible, which means they'll be at risk next time.  How for you? -- Leeta, Wayfarers
et al

B. Llud Pitt -- What do you think you were doing?  Don't you know I'm F-A'Krill?
Does that name not impress you?  And was that supposed to hurt? -- F-A'Krill, D.M.

Crystal Fireblade -- That was my best malevolence. -- Gleeman

Crassus -- A bit of experience on this old-timer.  I'm always available to coach. --
Jester, Minstrels

Jester -- Spend more time coaching me. -- F-A'Krill, Hero

Lent Lucidity -- That was my best shot. -- Stilts

Kottonkandy -- You inspired my brilliant moves I had forgotten I knew. -- Kottonkandy

     I always knew you guys were a bit odd.  At least, where I come from, talking to
     yourself is odd (at least if anyone catches you). -- The Saint

15 May 2003
Assurnasirbanipal invites all to use his computerized warrior management tool.  The
program is the most extensive management tool ever created.  It was meant to run on a
PALM OS PDA, but will run (emulated) on a PC or MAC.  You can get this program on the
web at: http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir

27 May 2003
A note to everyone regarding manager names and manager lists -- If you're running a
team incognito, all you have to do is let me know and I won't put your name on any
manager lists.  It has seemed though, that more people want their names listed, even
if they do not announce themselves, than the other way around.  Also, I do maintain
the list more or less by hand and errors do creep in.  You have but to say I've made
an error and no one will be the wiser (except thee and me, of course). -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
     USA
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

4 June 2003
                 ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
Slaughterhouse.
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AXLY HIMSELF was bested by PRIMUS BOUND in a 4 minute Challenge Title fight.
MONICA VIRTUESHIELD slimly won victory over LEETA STORMRIDER in a 4 minute battle.
PRONTO PONGO overpowered LITTLE BIG BOX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
MERCURY was overpowered by ZEPHYR in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
PLUTO lost to JESTER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge fight.
IN THE AFTERNOON overpowered DREAMSLAYER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MARS viciously subdued SIRYN in a action packed 4 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
GIGGY was vanquished by DEATH TWIT II in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
LITTLE SISTER overpowered SALINE LAMORAK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MUCOUS overpowered JESUS in a exciting 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge fight.
POSITIVE outwaited SCRYB SPRITE in a exciting 7 minute brutal Challenge contest.
LANFEAR was bested by WARLOCK in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge bout.
STILTS handily defeated SCHENDIRK in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight.
JACK THE RIPPER was vanquished by TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD in a 1 minute Challenge fray.
QUICHE LORRAINE was bested by PUSSYCAT in a popular 1 minute Challenge brawl.
MR BLACK overpowered WEBSTER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
JOE SATRIANI was beaten by BLACKRAZOR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge fight.
CRYSTAL FIREBLADE slimly lost to PIGMY RATTLESNAKE in a popular 4 minute bout.
WEIRD HEAD BOY vanquished ZEBRAWOOD in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
SUPERIOR FORCES vanquished BRUENOR BATTLEHAMMER in a popular 1 minute mismatched fray.
B. LLUD PITT overpowered PEPSI in a exciting 1 minute uneven fight.
SPELLSINGER was overpowered by MANUS in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
CARRIS FALLSTAR was savagely defeated by SILENT LUCIDITY in a exciting 4 minute melee.
SHIVAA was handily defeated by DIS-EMBOWEL in a exciting 1 minute bloody uneven bout.
INTENDRID O'REILLY viciously subdued DEATH COMMANDER in a popular 4 minute gory bout.
ARTEMIS ENTRERI viciously subdued GLEEMAN in a popular 1 minute brutal fray.
DEMONFANG demolished GIMETHATSHIELD in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
F-A'KRILL overpowered JUPITER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
MRS. JONES lost to MICHAEL HONORBLADE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute fight.
HEATHER was savagely defeated by LEPRECHAUN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal match.
JE SUIS BIEN was handily defeated by NEBBISH in a exciting 3 minute one-sided fight.
CARNAGE XIX demolished FREE BOX in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRAA ROCKBROW vanquished MOJO in a exciting 1 minute mismatched bout.
DEADPOOL handily defeated HUMMEL in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
SNOWY OWL demolished WARPATH in a 1 minute uneven duel.
AL BUNDY was viciously subdued by SANDS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome match.
WOLVERINE handily defeated TARIN SHARPEYES in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
VISION was outlasted by SMITH in a action packed 7 minute bloody competition.
WISTERIA demolished HEATHER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LADY HERBBLOOD was savagely slain by GOKU in a 4 minute gruesome fight.
BILLIE LU  overpowered DAIN BRAMAGE in a popular 2 minute bloody uneven bout.
JIMMY PAGE slimly won victory over STANKLIN P FRANKLIN in a exciting 7 minute match.
NOT LIKE YOU'D KNOW overpowered SHINORR in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  26         PARRY-LUNGE       48 -  34 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 12         LUNGING ATTACK   150 - 109 -  4      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         SLASHING ATTACK   66 -  55 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         AIMED BLOW        28 -  26 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  19 -  0      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         WALL OF STEEL     69 -  82 -  1      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       47 -  56 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  18 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  27 -  2      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  53 -  0      35  |

Turn 350 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:

SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK    15 - 11     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  6         1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  8         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  4         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PRIMUS BOUND 40-2996       85  34  0  313 SUPERIOR FORCES (538)
LUNGING ATTACK   WEIRD HEAD BOY 63-2216     25  12  0  284 SUPERIOR FORCES 2 (930)
PARRY-LUNGE      INTENDRID O'REILL 11-2969  48  44  0  263 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)
SLASHING ATTACK  ARTEMIS ENTRERI 45-2097    65  49  1  233 FORGOTTEN REALMS (881)
WALL OF STEEL    MONICA VIRTUESHIE 11-3208  82  50  0  231 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)
AIMED BLOW       AXLY HIMSELF 11-2363       86  69  1  210 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MICHAEL HONORBLAD 11-3300  77  48  0  208 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)
BASHING ATTACK   LITTLE SISTER 26-669       46  45  1  199 HEADBANGERS (9)
STRIKING ATTACK  MERCURY 99-780             43  38  5  193 WAR SEEKERS (946)
PARRY-STRIKE     SCHENDIRK 63-2054          61  76  2  159 WAYFARERS (782)

The overall popularity leader is HEATHER 48-3062.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LANFEAR 52-2872.  The ten other most popular fighters were SMITH 14-1282, 
INTENDRID O'REILLY 11-2969, MARS 52-2609, PIGMY RATTLESNAKE 22-4214, SCRYB SPRITE 
60-4003, ZEPHYR 52-2935, JOE SATRIANI 11-4422, VISION 26-1573, MONICA VIRTUESHIELD 
11-3208, and WARLOCK 66-2473.

The least popular fighter this week was HEATHER 70-6003.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WARPATH 66-2926, BRUENOR BATTLEHAMMER 67-917, JACK THE RIPPER 14-572, 
GLEEMAN 11-4009, SHIVAA 26-3523, SPELLSINGER 53-4742, PEPSI 68-8510, ZEBRAWOOD 
41-3595, SCHENDIRK 63-2054, and SALINE LAMORAK 11-4261.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
TRANSEL(6)           1  0 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        1  0 0  ANDOR(57)            1  1 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       8  5 0  ZENSU(40)            1  0 0  ARADI(60)            2  4 0  
TOBIR(14)            3  5 0  KATI-TEI(41)         0  2 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         4  1 0  
MALCORN(15)          1  0 0  VEASTIAN(43)         1  0 0  TARRGIR(66)          3  4 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          1  0 0  KRILL(44)            0  1 0  BARIKALA(67)         0  1 0  
SEAM(20)             1  0 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  0 0  FIREHOLD(68)         0  2 0  
SOLVEN(22)           1  0 0  ARDIVENT(46)         1  2 1  SENTERN(70)          0  1 0  
ZORPUNT(24)          0  1 0  CAER(48)             2  1 0  KYR'TERR(71)         2  0 0  
CALEAM(26)           3  5 0  FRATSFA(52)          2  1 0  DWES EG(82)          3  1 0  
SIBIKHAS(37)         0  1 0  KHALHUMS(53)         0  1 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEMONFANG 6-4891            57  49  2  209  DARK PANTHEON (792)        TRANSEL
 INTENDRID O'REILLY 11-2969  48  44  0  263  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY
 DEATH COMMANDER 14-669      31  46  3  196  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 GRAA ROCKBROW 15-3121       39  29  0  208  HALL OF GIANT (950)        MALCORN
 STILTS 19-1248              38  47  3  183  CARNIVAL (951)             ZUWAYZA
 CARNAGE XIX 20-3386         39  14  1  214  DEATH STUDS VIII (868)     SEAM
 PIGMY RATTLESNAKE 22-4214   81  70  2  215  NAME YOUR POISON (663)     SOLVEN
 LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849    71  76  0  206  KRILL CAVALRY (780)        ZORPUNT
 LITTLE SISTER 26-669        46  45  1  199  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 LADY HERBBLOOD 37-2376      21  16  2   76  MEDICINE SHOW (948)        SIBIKHAS
 JESTER 38-830               47  51  0  210  MINSTRELS (872)            CLIFFHOME
 PRIMUS BOUND 40-2996        85  34  0  313  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU
 ZEBRAWOOD 41-3595           38  22  0  189  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 F-A'KRILL 43-3923           42  29  0  211  ANDORIANS (953)            VEASTIAN
 JUPITER 44-2554             43  43  0  192  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
 ARTEMIS ENTRERI 45-2097     65  49  1  233  FORGOTTEN REALMS (881)     STORMCROWE
 MRS. JONES 46-3367          40  27  0  197  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT
 SILENT LUCIDITY 48-2586     27  14  0  208  PSYCHOTIC ENDEAVOR (454)   CAER
 MARS 52-2609                80  57  0  214  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA
 SPELLSINGER 53-4742         56  62  0  193  SCARLET KNIGHTS (518)      KHALHUMS
 B. LLUD PITT 57-1171        77  70  0  279  COPYRITENFRINGMNTS (781)   ANDOR
 SUPERIOR FORCES 60-3654     48  79  2  248  SUPERIOR FORCES II (686)   ARADI
 WEIRD HEAD BOY 63-2216      25  12  0  284  SUPERIOR FORCES 2 (930)    AMEN-TEI
 DEADPOOL 66-2274            58  58  5  212  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  56  52  1  179  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 PLUTO 68-7735               48  44  2  193  REAL FAKE CHARACTERS (947) FIREHOLD
 HEATHER 70-6003              7   7  1   64  FREAKS OF NATURE (916)     SENTERN
 MUCOUS 71-2277              58  43  2  225  THE CODA (786)             KYR'TERR
 IN THE AFTERNOON 82-10018   14   6  0  220  SUNNYDALE (904)            DWES EG
 MERCURY 99-780              43  38  5  193  WAR SEEKERS (946)          SOUTH RIDGE

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 13 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                            STRYSON (12-1368) SHADOW LORDS
                              STEFEN (15-2052) WILD BOYS
                         FROG SLAYER (21-4021) THE GUARDIANS
                       VICTOR CALDERONE (60-5223) CLUB CULTURE
                          TYBALT (62-3696) GRAPHIC VIOLENCE
                         WESTON (65-5719) SUPERIOR FORCES 4I
                            FOGGY (72-4595) DARQUE FORCES
                              NORAF (82-3856) ENVENOMED
                          CHEOPS (82-4451) LEGENDS OF EGYPT
                      THE SCREAMING FANS (82-6495) WHY I PLAY DM
                            CRAB (82-11880) 4-LETTER STDS
                         BRAND (82-13289) TOADS OF AMBER III
                        SHERRI (82-15114) SUPERIOR FORCES 3201

                                          -- Green Eyes