ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 07/21/2003    Duedate: 08/02/2003

ANDORAK

DM-105    TURN-353

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 BOXES 60/929          121   32  3 79.1   13 THE CODA 71/786       603  576  4 51.1
    DARK PANTHEON 6/792                         OVERWORLD 68/891                      
  2 PIMPS 52/905          234  161  6 59.2      DIRTY TRICKS 63/862                   
    FROM THE RESERVOIR 82/920                   INCARNATIONS 52/711                   
    MIKE THE HUNTER 82/954                      SHERWOOD FOREST 44/809                
    SUNNYDALE 82/904                            REAL FAKE CHARACTERS 68/947           
    ARCHANGELS OF BRIAH 37/926                  ACTION TOYS 41/889                    
    ARCHLORDS OF ASSIAH 61/879                  WARCKERS 26/587                       
    POISONOUS PLANTS 82/919                     WAR SEEKERS 99/946                    
    RISEN FROM THE DEAD 82/903               14 GERFEL'S FRIE 11/396  274  264  3 50.9
    THE INQUISITION 66/384                   15 IRONY UNLIMIT 57/876  109  105  1 50.9
    LORDS OF DARKNESS 15/925                    THE NETHER REGION 48/874              
    FREAKS OF NATURE 70/916                  16 X-FORCE 66/415        712  888 11 44.5
    THIGH MASTERS II 82/955                     DRAGONBALL Z 46/944                   
  3 TOTEM 74/934          938  662 15 58.6      SCARLET KNIGHTS 53/518                
    CALM DOWN! 65/933                           SCARLET KNIGHTS 11/902                
    SAILS OF CHARON 60/275                      FORGOTTEN REALMS 45/881               
    DEATH STUDS VIII 20/868                     FORGOTTEN REALMS 67/880               
    THE LONGING 30/871                          X-FORCE II 66/624                     
    TACO GODS 40/198                         17 THE NATURALS 25/446    51   66  2 43.6
    BAILE BEAG 63/838                           WINDY CITY WOMEN 25/932               
    NULN IS MY GOD 60/467                    18 CARNIVAL 25/21         94  123  1 43.3
    SCENT OF A WOMAN 71/941                     MINSTRELS 38/872                      
    DEATH STUDS VII 60/877                      CARNIVAL 11/910                       
    HALL OF GIANT 15/950                        ANDORIANS 43/953                      
  4 SUPERIOR FORC 40/538  392  288  1 57.6      MEDICINE SHOW 37/948                  
  5 KNIGHTS OF VI 11/633  263  200  0 56.8      CARNIVAL 19/951                       
    DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE 66/702               19 BARONE 25/410          99  153  1 39.3
  6 MAGICK 60/772        1278 1022  9 55.6      SLY'S SLAYERS 25/927                  
    ELEMENTAL FORCE 52/323                      SLY'S SLAYERS 23/566                  
    POISONOUS DEMISE 53/134                     ARMY OF DARKNESS 41/931               
    NAME YOUR POISON 22/663                  20 WAYFARERS 63/782      389  662  6 37.0
    WHAT'S YOUR POISON 11/949                   KRILL CAVALRY 24/780                  
    CALL OF THE WILD 71/805                     COPYRITENFRINGMNTS 57/781             
  7 DIS-TEAM 63/810       481  396  6 54.8      THE DOGHOUSE 14/896                   
  8 CLUB CULTURE 60/943   588  493 11 54.4   21 STARS 48/743          259  522  6 33.2
    CAR AND DRIVER 63/470                       MIKES 14/831                          
    FARFIGNEWTONS 68/640                     22 THE MC5 24/956         43  122  1 26.1
  9 4000 BLOWS 60/309      56   47  0 54.4      THE DEATH SQUAD 14/44                 
 10 PSYCHOTIC END 48/454  187  161  3 53.7      THAT 80'S METAL 40/945                
 11 DEATHTONGUE 46/111    659  584  6 53.0      THE HEADCUTTERS II 11/939             
 12 HEADBANGERS 26/9       69   65  1 51.5

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Eye of the Storm #63 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Somewhere in the Far West:

     "She's sick!"  The voice was male, unfamiliar, annoyed.  The language was
unfamiliar, too, but Shania understood it.  Part of her gift for knowing, she
supposed.  The gift had declined of late, as a part of the decay of the Arcanum; that
it had come back in part was doubtless significant...of something.  She didn't want
to think about it right now.  "A sick woman is no use to us!"
     Shania kept her eyes closed, stayed relaxed.  The man was talking about her, but
she felt no need to discuss her health with a stranger.
     "She's sick because she is closely linked with the Arcanum, and the Arcanum is
sick."  A different voice, probably male, but older, tireder.  "She is less useful
than she would have been a month ago, but there is no value in lamenting what has
passed.  And no one else would be of any use at all."
     The first voice muttered what was apparently a curse.  Footsteps departed.
     "I know you are awake," the tired voice said, "and that you can understand me.
You may as well admit it."
     Shania opened her eyes.  The man looked to be of medium height and might once
have been physically powerful, but all that was left now was broad bone structure and
withered hide.  He didn't appear to be of any race known to her, being bronze-skinned
with a brutal beak of a nose, high cheekbones, narrow black eyes, and iron-gray hair.
His mouth was narrow, almost lipless.  The dominant characteristics in his face were
a fierce intelligence and an implacable will.  He would make a bad enemy.
     "What do you want of me?" she asked idly.  She thought it unlikely that she
would help this man in anything, but no harm in asking.
     "Your aid in healing the Pillar of the West."  A gesture indicated something
just out of her line of sight.
     She shifted, noting that she was on a narrow pallet rather than a real bed, far
enough to look in that direction.  A massive dark stone had been carved into the
likeness of a man squatting and holding his hands cupped against his chest.  Held in
the hands was a sphere of crystal, dull gray in color except as flashes of livid
reddish light shivered across it.  The Eye of the West, and barely functional.
     "I have little power at present," she said.  "What can I do that you cannot?"
     "Your power is of no value," the man answered flatly.  "The stone is dying
because the spirit that inhabits and animates it is dying.  As you are the person
mostly closely attuned to it at this time, you are the obvious one to replace the
dying spirit.  By the gods' favor, you may survive long enough for us to find and
attune a younger, stronger woman to assume the burden."
     Shania had not expected to be so surprised, but that this old man proposed to
sacrifice her to the stone in order to preserve its function for a few days or weeks
longer came as a shock.  "Does my position on this make any difference?"
     "No."
     "Not even if I know of other ways to stabilize the stone?  Non-fatal ways?"
     "There are no other ways.  If you will not accept your role as the honor it is,
you will accept it anyway.  The time for choice is long past."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): FANTA FUELED FUZZ of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 467): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 467): CONAN of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 460): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 456): FLITTER MCGEE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 457): WENT TO MARKET of THIS LITTLE PRIGGY
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 457): TAOS of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 453): PHISH BAIT of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 418): KLUMSY TUMBLES of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 412): ZEPHYRE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 404): VEERS of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 180): MERADI of KING AND COUNTRY (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 316): SCUMBAG of WIMPS OF DEATH (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 306): RHYTHM METHOD of SURPRISE! (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 135): LONGSHOT of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 352): PRIMUS BOUND of SUPERIOR FORCES from ZENSU (Manager)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 467): KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (JRK, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 467): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 460): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 456): THE ASININE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 457): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 457): SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 453): TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 418): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 412): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 404): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 180): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 316): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 306): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 135): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 352): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 233): FANTA FUELED FUZZ of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                           FOTHERINFOP of WIMPS OF PERIL (Wimpy, mgr.)
               (turn 232): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
                           BETHUNES of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 467): ORION ORANGE of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 466): DAISY JANUARY of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 459): SARGENT SUGAR of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 455): VIKING of SAVAGES (Tarzan, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 453): INFERNO of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
             (turn 452): VALLISNERIA of THE GREENHOUSE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 418): DESPICABLE DUCK of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 412): ZEPHYRE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                             FARMER'S GIRL of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                 (turn 411): GWYN AP NUDD of CAER SIDHE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 316): SCUMBAG of WIMPS OF DEATH (Wimpy, mgr.)
                          WETBOX of BOXES (Doc Steele, mgr.)
              (turn 315): SMOOCHY of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                          CROW of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 134): CENTURION of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
                             BARRETT of DARQUE FORCES IV (Master Darque, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     "I just dropped Mrs. Jones off for resurrection," Maserati said as he joined the
others outside the gates of the wall surrounding the courtyard of the White Tower.
"At least she'll b back among the living very soon."
     Monica nodded appreciatively as she stood leaning on the limestone walls, eyes
distant and thinking of other things.  Maserati had volunteered to go with Deadpool
to deliver Mrs. Jones body to the arena.  Deadpool had stayed behind to oversee the
resurrection and assist if need be.  Being a Priest of Ahringol did have its
drawbacks, he'd told them with a smile.
     "Where's Warlock?" Maserati asked, seeing that only Monica and Renshaw were
there with Prince Mickeal, who was cloaked and hooded against prying eyes.
     Renshaw cleared his throat and motioned with his head toward the sky.  Maserati
looked up and saw the wizard circling the area from high above, keeping vigilant
watch over them and their charge.  After the loss of Prince Rylian, they'd all been
worried over what might happen if the same result came of their rescue of the Crown
Prince.
     Monica stepped away from the wall, dusting her cloak and checking her weapons
and armor, making sure they were still gleaming as she moved into the bright morning
sunlight.  "Let's get this over with," she said, placing a hand on Renshaw and
Maserati's shoulders.  They each grabbed one of her hands and squeezed reassuringly
and made their way through the gate and into the courtyard beyond.
     ***************************************************************************
     Warlock watched his companions until they entered the safety of the White Tower.
Once they were inside, he turned on a wing and sped off to the other end of Andorak
to Commander JRK's guild house to check on Crystal.  Deadpool had managed to heal her
enough to stabilize her, but it seemed as though there was something else going on
with her injuries, perhaps something internal that the Priest had been unable to
heal.  The trip back had taken better than a week, thanks to Crystal's injuries and
bad weather slowing them down.  He was worried beyond the bounds of friendship, and
he wanted to be there when she woke up to tell her just that.
     He landed outside the house and knocked on the door.  One of the younger
warriors answered, he didn't even know the young man's name and didn't think to ask.
He was escorted to Crystal's room, where JRK himself sat watching over her.  The
wizard walked to her bedside and took a seat in the same chair he'd vacated when the
others had went back to the Tower and he'd escorted them from the air.
     "I'm going to go get some rest," JRK said after an hour of silence.  "If there's
any change...."
     "I'll let you know," Warlock replied without looking.  He heard the soft click
of the door latch catching and knew that they were alone.
     ***************************************************************************
     Samarra sat with fresh tears on her face, first of joy, then of further sorrow.
Monica had been up-front and as gentle as possible in relating the story of the chase
and recovery of Prince Mickeal; and of the loss of Prince Rylian to the vile
sorceress called Raven.  She hadn't said anything about Deadpool's Folstrom comment,
because she wasn't sure she believed it just yet.  When they had tried to speak to
Armalias about it at the Sightless Dragon, he had been too busy planning something in
Aruak City and had been unable to talk to them about it just yet.  Until she knew
more, she wasn't saying anything to further upset the Governess of Andorak.
     "I...I think I need to be alone for a while," the Princess said at last, rising
form her chair in her office.  She'd already sent Mickeal off with Squidboy to see
his brother and sister.  Squidboy had been given the task of explaining why Rylian
wasn't there; with a promise that she would be there soon to spend much needed time
with the triplets.
     Monica, Renshaw, and Maserati all turned to go, making their way quietly to the
door.  At the door, Maserati turned to say something, but the Princess had already
moved away and stood with her back to them, gazing out the window and at the Lake of
Mists beyond.  Maserati pulled the door shut behind them and they exited the White
Tower to rendezvous with the others at the Monica's guild house, where Crystal lay in
bed recovering.
     Sammy looked out the window, the tears gone now as she had cried all of them she
could cry.  Raven.  The name kept repeating itself in her mind as she stared at the
waves rolling in off the lake.  Everywhere she looked, she saw the smiling face of a
woman she'd never met, and wondered if perhaps her mind was gone, or if she was being
taunted by the power of the sorceress, being manipulated through magical means.  That
thought stuck with her as she saw the image out of the corner of her eye, again and
again.
     "I see you, witch," she said, finally, no longer caring if she was losing her
mind or not.  "And I'm coming for you."
     <No need for that, pretty Princess.>
     Samarra spun on her heel, falling into a defensive crouch as she did so, dagger
flying into her hand almost of its own volition.  She hadn't gone anywhere unarmed
since Zarhed's death and wasn't about to let up her defenses now.  Before her was an
image of the same dark-haired, dark-eyed woman she'd been sure she was imaging, but
much clearer, though obviously not a real person.  "A projection," she said, speaking
to hear her own voice and keep her head straight.
     <Indeed.>  The response wasn't heard so much as understood...felt.  Sammy
refused to let her guard down, circling away from the open window and around towards
her desk where her rapier hung on the wall.
     <There is no further need for conflict between us, I assure you.> the voice
intoned in her mind.  It sounded remarkably similar to her own voice.  <I have
delivered that which I was originally hired to deliver, and now I am here to offer
you...information.>
     "The only thing I want from you, is your life, witch," Sammy said, her voice
spitting venom.  She had reached her desk and taken her rapier down, replacing one of
the daggers in its wrist sheath.  She started to move forward, more than willing to
test this image and see just how invulnerable it might be.
     <I know where your son is, Princess.>
     Sammy stopped in her tracks at that statement, he curiosity outweighing her
anger.  "What did you say?"
     <Your son.  Rylian, you called him; after the man who forced you to marry Zarhed
in the first place.  I know where he is.>
     "You killed him," Samarra spat, slashing hard at the image with her sword,
striking nothing but air.
     Raven laughed, her image wavering a little as she did so.  <Just stop, Princess;
you have not the power to hurt me.  I didn't kill your son, or Joakim, either, for
that matter.  I simply led your cronies to believe that's what happened.  When I
summoned the demons, I took Joakim and Rylian within the protective fold of my robe.
They are both alive and well.>
     "You lie," Sammy said, fresh tears flowing down her face despite her fury and
disbelief.
     <Your husband's body arrived back in Jurine about the same time I delivered the
young Prince.  The same man received them both, Princess.  I offer this information
with no price, other than your leaving me be and not sending anyone after me.  Do I
have your promise on this, Sammy.>
     The woman's voice in her mind made Samarra's skin crawl, particularly the way
she called her 'Sammy'.  She was confused and desperate for Raven's words to hold
true, but he couldn't decide how to respond.  Everything within her urged her to make
no such agreement.  She had the pleasure city of Jurine as a reference point if she
decided to take action at this point, and surely something could be discovered, even
from that.
     Raven must have sensed her mind at work, and known where Samarra's train of
thought must have been taking her.  <Fine, Samarra; I see I have tipped my hand, so I
will share this information freely and ask you consider its worth against my life.
If you want to send more of you little protectors to take me on, you'll simply get
more of them back in a box.>
     She paused dramatically, using the silence to build on the moment and drive
Samarra as close to crazy as possible.  <Emir Tehyrek of Jurine has both his son's
dead body, and his grandson's live one, and is on his way back to his home from
Zuwayza.  If you want Joakim, I know where he is as well, but I'll save that for
another time.>
     With that, the image was gone and Samarra was left alone with her thoughts.
     ***************************************************************************
     Warlock sat with Crystal until well after dark before exhaustion finally caught
up with him.  He'd tried a few simple incantations and had somehow narrowed Crystal's
condition down to poison from the blood of the giant bug.  When Deadpool had arrived,
he'd been told about it and had countered it after working on a potion for about an
hour.  Crystal's breathing had improved almost immediately, allowing Warlock to relax
and fall asleep.
     He awoke some time after midnight, his tray of cold food gone from the table
beside Crystal's bed, someone having removed it.  He'd heard something with his
sensitive ears, and it had brought him awake instantly.  He listened intently for the
sound to come again, and it did...from right in front of him.  Crystal moaned softly
for the third time, rolling and stretching in her bed, pushing the coverlet back
revealing her muscled, scarred body beneath the gown she'd been dressed in when
they'd laid her down.  Warlock reached out and took her hand, his expression hopeful
and anxious.
     Crystal's eyes snapped open and she looked at Warlock, her expression showed
just how dazed and confused she was at that moment, and even a little worried about
the way she was dressed when she quickly scanned their surroundings.
     "What happened, Warlock?" she asked, looking into his eyes for a clue.  She
looked down to where his hand was still holding hers and grinned a little grin.
     "You were knocked out when Deadpool banished Kjarran's minion, that large demon
that you didn't get to face directly.  You were poisoned when you were fighting the
giant bug, broke both your arms, and have been unconscious for over a week."
     "I guess you all managed to save me, then," she stated more than asked.
     Warlock nodded.  "And Prince Mickeal," he said.  They sat looking at each other
for a long while then, neither willing to break the silence or lose the moment.
     "We need to talk...." Warlock said just as the door opened and JRK and their
friends all rushed in.
     ***************************************************************************
     Greetings one and all from the White Tower of Andorak!  Princess Samarra has
seen fit to give me a palatial office right here in the Tower, so now all my reports
will be coming directly from Khalli's Dungeon Suites.  Just kidding...Sammy wouldn't
ever do that to me...at least I don't think so.
     Challenges were issued, accepted, and avoided this cycle.  Only 17 challenges,
though...not as many as I like to see.  I'll blame the Face-to-Face for the lack of
interested managers...
     MAUI WAUI (40-3518) (30-16-0,237) of TACO GODS TV challenged DEMONFANG (6-4891)
(59-49-2,250) of DARK PANTHEON.  MAUI WAUI devastated DEMONFANG in a action packed 2
minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Up 13.  And Demonfang takes a nosedive in the
rankings as Maui Waui simply crushed him!  I've been hearing rumors lately about The
Sentinel catching up to Doc Steele...if this was any indication, I'd say the rumors
might be true!  Way to go Maui!!!  Don't forget to watch your back, though...as I
know that Demonfang will be back, and likely with a strategy just for you....
     GRAA ROCKBROW (15-3121) (39-31-0,191) of HALL OF GIANT TV challenged LITTLE BIG
BOX (60-4965) (41-49-2,188) of BOXES.  GRAA ROCKBROW was overcome by LITTLE BIG BOX
in a 2 minute Challenge match.  Down 3 with a TV challenge?!?  Say it ain't so!
Graa, I am severely disappointed.  Use your TV challenge to better yourself, not to
pick on someone...oh, wait here...HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!  You
LOST!!!  Now THAT'S just too much fun!!!  Little Big Box drinks for free for TWO
cycles for beating the Rockbrow on his TV downchallenge.  Too much.... <snicker>
     WISTERIA (11-3786) (14-1-0,154) of WHAT'S YOUR POISON TV challenged MANUS (63-
1783) (52-23-1,193) of BAILE BEAG.  WISTERIA was overpowered by MANUS in a 1 minute
mismatched Challenge duel.  Up 39!  Hope you learned something for your efforts,
Wisteria.  Thanks for the bold challenge!
     NEBBISH (60-1172) (47-56-1,240) of SAILS OF CHARON challenged SHIVAA (26-3523)
(91-64-0,241) of WARCKERS.  NEBBISH viciously subdued SHIVAA in a popular 3 minute
bloody Challenge duel.  Up 1.  At least it wasn't even.  Nebbish would like me to
mention just how bloodthirsty he looked out there since that was the look he was
going for, but I just didn't see it.  Try smearing some blood on you face and
growling like a dog, Nebbish...it might enhance the image a bit.
     CARRIS FALLSTAR (11-3471) (44-36-0,216) of GERFEL'S FRIENDS challenged DIS-
EMBOWEL (63-2025) (35-33-0,247) of DIS-TEAM.  CARRIS FALLSTAR was overpowered by DIS-
EMBOWEL in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.  Up 31!  Another good challenge, but alas, for
a loss.  Stay brave, Carris!
     PRONTO PONGO (26-3999) (45-34-2,193) of WARCKERS challenged JESUS (82-5459) (24-
14-2,198) of RISEN FROM THE DEAD.  PRONTO PONGO was handily defeated by JESUS in a 1
minute uneven Challenge melee.  Up 5.  Another loss for Warckers.  I wish I had more
time to see just how many losses you took this turn.... <heh-heh>
     GLEEMAN (11-4009) (32-26-0,196) of CARNIVAL challenged DREAMSLAYER (57-4362)
(49-27-4,218) of IRONY UNLIMITED.  GLEEMAN was vanquished by DREAMSLAYER in a 1
minute one-sided Challenge duel.  Up 22.  Another challenger takes a loss.  I guess
you should feel lucky to be alive, Gleeman.  I think Dreamslayer is about due another
kill....
     CARNAGE XIX (20-3386) (39-15-1,197) of DEATH STUDS VIII challenged FACE (25-
2504) (35-27-5,202) of THE NATURALS.  CARNAGE XIX vanquished FACE in a exciting 1
minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Up 5.  Yet another win for the mighty Sentinel.
Hmm....
     JUPITER (44-2554) (43-45-0,181) of SHERWOOD FOREST challenged SIRYN (66-2357)
(54-46-0,187) of X-FORCE II.  JUPITER was handily defeated by SIRYN in a exciting 2
minute one-sided Challenge bout.  Up 6.  I guess your experience in the woods wasn't
quite enough to help you against a creature of the sea, eh Jupiter?  Well, actually,
she's an elf, not a Siryn, but it makes a better report if I play off people's names,
don't you know....
     JE SUIS BIEN (26-626) (69-38-0,198) of HEADBANGERS challenged ERGOT (53-5009) 
(67-93-2,217) of POISONOUS DEMISE.  JE SUIS BIEN was bested by ERGOT in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute Challenge conflict.  Up 19.  Another challenger loss.  You know,
before anyone points out that they might have done better to downchallenge, let me
disagree.  They should have done better research on their chosen opponents, giving
them the advantages that they would have needed in strategy, weapon, and armor
selection.  THAT'S how you win your challenges, up or down (right, Sentinel?); so do
the honorable, Andorian thing and challenge UP!!!
     POSITIVE (26-3633) (77-64-0,171) of WARCKERS challenged STILTS (19-1248) (38-49-
3,180) of CARNIVAL.  POSITIVE narrowly defeated STILTS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute
Challenge match.  Up 9.  Ah, a positive result for the challenger...finally...
<chuckle>  I'm just glad that the crowd got their money's worth.  Thanks, you two!
     MRS LIMESCHULTZ (46-2809) (48-48-1,173) of DEATHTONGUE challenged GIMETHATSHIELD
(26-1306) (34-23-1,180) of HEADBANGERS.  MRS LIMESCHULTZ savagely defeated
GIMETHATSHIELD in a 3 minute Challenge conflict.  Up 7.  Another challenger wins!
See, with a little planning and research, anyone can win!  No offense, Mrs
Limeschultz, really.  No wait, really...no...NO...NOOOOO!!!!!
     VISION (26-1573) (29-15-2,163) of HEADBANGERS challenged HUMMEL (14-1404) (38-
71-2,163) of MIKES.  VISION won victory over HUMMEL in a crowd pleasing 4 minute
gruesome Challenge bout.  Even.
     DOALTY (63-2073) (29-21-0,145) of BAILE BEAG challenged QUICHE LORRAINE (46-
3451) (24-15-0,147) of DEATHTONGUE.  DOALTY handily defeated QUICHE LORRAINE in a 1
minute mismatched Challenge bout.  Up 2.  Thanks, Doalty, for gaining me a little
payback on those Deathtongues.  Do you know, Mrs Limeschultz actually LICKED me!?!
And a deadlier tongue I've never seen...I'm going to be sick for a while....
     STANKLIN P FRANKLIN (60-2934) (36-29-0,85) of NULN IS MY GOD challenged NOT LIKE
YOU'D KNOW (82-7050) (8-10-2,90) of MIKE THE HUNTER.  STANKLIN P FRANKLIN was
devastated by NOT LIKE YOU'D KNOW in a 1 minute fight.  Up 5.  From disgusting dead
tongues to worshipers of Chaos Lords...what will we see here next?  Mike the Hunter
seems more like a warrior name than Not Like You'd Know, so why don't you change it?
Or maybe explain the concept to us in a spotlight!  Yeah, that's it!!!
     GREAT BEAR (74-2851) (16-10-0,67) of TOTEM challenged JOYCE (25-4732) (23-16-
2,67) of WINDY CITY WOMEN.  GREAT BEAR was overpowered by JOYCE in a 1 minute one-
sided Challenge bout.  Even.
     And last, certainly not least, but butt-ugliest:
     MARS (52-2609) (81-58-0,212) of INCARNATIONS challenged PRIMUS BOUND (40-2996)
(87-34-0,339) of SUPERIOR FORCES.  MARS was overpowered by PRIMUS BOUND in a 1 minute
one-sided Challenge Title fight.  Up 127!  To no avail, Mars makes his attempt at
glory and falls way short.  How did you get beaten so quickly by a TP?  Are you
really that bad?  Are you feeling a little under the weather?  Maybe you should take
a vacation and see the world, or something.  Or, maybe, just maybe, Primus Bound IS
Primus bound and we'll be rid of him by attrition.  Thanks for playing!!!  Later.
                                   Khalli Dyr'eel
                                   Spymaster of Andorak

THE KING'S SENTINEL           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PRIMUS BOUND 40-2996        88  34  0  362  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ARTEMIS ENTRERI 45-2097     68  49  1  285  FORGOTTEN REALMS (881)     STORMCROWE
 PIGMY RATTLESNAKE 22-4214   84  70  2  263  NAME YOUR POISON (663)     SOLVEN
 NEBBISH 60-1172             48  56  1  262  SAILS OF CHARON (275)      ARADI
 DIS-EMBOWEL 63-2025         36  33  0  262  DIS-TEAM (810)             AMEN-TEI
 MAUI WAUI 40-3518           31  16  0  255  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU
 CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 66-3153   59  49  0  245  DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE (702)  TARRGIR
 OGIER 30-2493               46  28  1  245  THE LONGING (871)          IAYE
 ERGOT 53-5009               68  93  2  238  POISONOUS DEMISE (134)     KHALHUMS
 THE GAKKER 65-4886          55  52  0  238  CALM DOWN! (933)           DAL SHANG

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEATH TWIT II 48-2962       65  50  3  235  THE NETHER REGION (874)    CAER
 LEPRECHAUN 63-2130          41  33  1  235  DIRTY TRICKS (862)         AMEN-TEI
 WADAS 25-2311               43  40  4  232  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN
 DREAMSLAYER 57-4362         50  27  4  231  IRONY UNLIMITED (876)      ANDOR
 ASMODEUS 61-2353            22   7  2  230  ARCHLORDS OF ASSIAH (879)  JURINE
 MONICA VIRTUESHIEL 11-3208  84  51  0  225  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 CARNAGE XIX 20-3386         40  15  1  214  DEATH STUDS VIII (868)     SEAM
 KOTTONKANDY 25-1062         60  57  0  213  CARNIVAL (21)              LYRATILAN
 JESUS 82-5459               25  14  2  213  RISEN FROM THE DEAD (903)  DWES EG
-MRS. JONES 46-3367          41  27  0  211  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 F-A'KRILL 43-3923           44  30  0  208  ANDORIANS (953)            VEASTIAN
 AXLY HIMSELF 11-2363        87  70  1  204  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY
 MARS 52-2609                81  59  0  204  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA
 SILENT LUCIDITY 48-2586     29  15  0  204  PSYCHOTIC ENDEAVOR (454)   CAER
 IN THE AFTERNOON 82-10018   14   9  0  204  SUNNYDALE (904)            DWES EG
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  59  52  1  203  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
-MR BLACK 82-5468            14   5  1  203  FROM THE RESERVOIR (920)   DWES EG
 SPELLSINGER 53-4742         58  63  0  202  SCARLET KNIGHTS (518)      KHALHUMS
 INTENDRID O'REILLY 11-2969  49  45  0  202  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY
 MANUS 63-1783               53  23  1  201  BAILE BEAG (838)           AMEN-TEI
 TALISMAN SHIELDGUA 11-4304  34  24  0  201  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 LITTLE BIG BOX 60-4965      42  49  2  200  BOXES (929)                ARADI
 ZEPHYR 52-2935              39  12  0  200  ELEMENTAL FORCE (323)      FRATSFA
 MICHAEL HONORBLADE 11-3300  79  49  0  199  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 WARLOCK 66-2473             59  85  1  199  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 FIRE MOUTH 25-2478          37  30  0  199  THE NATURALS (446)         LYRATILAN
 SIRYN 66-2357               55  46  0  198  X-FORCE II (624)           TARRGIR
 NAIMT BACKRUB 68-7192       48  29  1  198  FARFIGNEWTONS (640)        FIREHOLD
 LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849    72  78  0  197  KRILL CAVALRY (780)        ZORPUNT
 PLUTO 68-7735               50  45  2  197  REAL FAKE CHARACTERS (947) FIREHOLD
-SERRA ANGEL 60-2584         26  23  1  197  MAGICK (772)               ARADI
 SHIVAA 26-3523              91  65  0  196  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 B. LLUD PITT 57-1171        79  71  0  196  COPYRITENFRINGMNTS (781)   ANDOR
 JE SUIS BIEN 26-626         69  39  0  195  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 SANDS 11-4123               36  34  2  195  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
-BUTCH 66-1831               71  72  4  194  THE INQUISITION (384)      TARRGIR
 DEMONFANG 6-4891            59  50  2  194  DARK PANTHEON (792)        TRANSEL
 MUCOUS 71-2277              59  45  2  194  THE CODA (786)             KYR'TERR
 FACE 25-2504                35  28  5  194  THE NATURALS (446)         LYRATILAN
 PEPSI 68-8510               34  17  0  194  OVERWORLD (891)            FIREHOLD
-LITTLE SISTER 26-669        46  47  1  193  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 GLEEMAN 11-4009             32  27  0  193  CARNIVAL (910)             ARUAK CITY
 MRS LIMESCHULTZ 46-2809     49  48  1  191  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT
 CARRIS FALLSTAR 11-3471     44  37  0  191  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY
 DEADPOOL 66-2274            59  60  5  189  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 MERCURY 99-780              44  40  5  189  WAR SEEKERS (946)          SOUTH RIDGE
 BLUNT FORCE 63-2186         36  13  2  189  CAR AND DRIVER (470)       AMEN-TEI
-PUNK 25-2695                32  26  0  189  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN
-GIGGY 26-728                49  50  1  188  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 THE PIRATE 25-4572          26  19  0  188  SLY'S SLAYERS (927)        LYRATILAN
 SCHENDIRK 63-2054           63  77  2  187  WAYFARERS (782)            AMEN-TEI
 PRONTO PONGO 26-3999        45  35  2  187  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 GRAA ROCKBROW 15-3121       39  32  0  185  HALL OF GIANT (950)        MALCORN
 JESTER 38-830               48  53  0  183  MINSTRELS (872)            CLIFFHOME
 POSITIVE 26-3633            78  64  0  182  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 ZEBRAWOOD 41-3595           39  24  0  182  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PUSSYCAT 14-3701            40  39  1  180  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR
 SALINE LAMORAK 11-4261      28  33  0  180  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 SNOWY OWL 71-3252           44  45  0  179  CALL OF THE WILD (805)     KYR'TERR

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PARTY CRASHER 23-2941       32  23  1  179  SLY'S SLAYERS (566)        TI
 HEATHER 48-3062             82 140  7  178  STARS (743)                CAER
 LANFEAR 52-2872             28  17  2  178  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA
 STILTS 19-1248              38  50  3  177  CARNIVAL (951)             ZUWAYZA
 JUPITER 44-2554             43  46  0  175  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
-RENSHAW 63-2033             39  29  1  172  BAILE BEAG (838)           AMEN-TEI
 GIMETHATSHIELD 26-1306      34  24  1  172  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 WEBSTER 41-3848             31  22  2  171  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 VISION 26-1573              30  15  2  171  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 JACK THE RIPPER 14-572      29  41  1  169  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 HUMMEL 14-1404              38  72  2  165  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 DOALTY 63-2073              30  21  0  162  BAILE BEAG (838)           AMEN-TEI
 CORNFACE ROWTEETH 60-2765   25  15  1  162  4000 BLOWS (309)           ARADI
 WISTERIA 11-3786            14   2  0  162  WHAT'S YOUR POISON (949)   ARUAK CITY
-WOOHOO-WOOHOO! 40-3504      32  18  0  155  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU
 STRAWBERRY BUSH 82-5460     10   4  0  153  POISONOUS PLANTS (919)     DWES EG
-CRASSUS 25-2674             23  29  2  152  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BLACKRAZOR 11-4091          33  38  0  148  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 SCRYB SPRITE 60-4003        54  51  0  142  MAGICK (772)               ARADI
 WARPATH 66-2926             47  74  3  139  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 QUICHE LORRAINE 46-3451     24  16  0  138  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT
-SWEET SWEAT 71-3477         14  11  1  138  SCENT OF A WOMAN (941)     KYR'TERR
 SMITH 14-1282               35  77  3  134  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 MOJO 66-3401                33  63  5  123  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           28  24  4  122  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 TWILO THUNDER 60-5225       30  17  1  111  CLUB CULTURE (943)         ARADI
 JOE SATRIANI 11-4422        19  22  2  107  THE HEADCUTTERS II (939)   ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NOT LIKE YOU'D KNO 82-7050   9  10  2  100  MIKE THE HUNTER (954)      DWES EG
 GOKU 46-3655                18  14  2   99  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 DRIVEN 63-2398              24   5  1   98  CAR AND DRIVER (470)       AMEN-TEI
 DAISY JANUARY 14-3913       24  21  0   93  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR
-THE NATURAL 25-4630         20   5  2   93  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN
-BLITZKRIEG XXIII 60-5503    18   7  0   91  DEATH STUDS VII (877)      ARADI
 PAHPAEL 37-4112             12   5  0   91  ARCHANGELS OF BRIAH (926)  SIBIKHAS

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HEATHER 70-6003              8   8  1   87  FREAKS OF NATURE (916)     SENTERN
 JOYCE 25-4732               24  16  2   80  WINDY CITY WOMEN (932)     LYRATILAN
 STANKLIN P FRANKLI 60-2934  36  30  0   76  NULN IS MY GOD (467)       ARADI
-BILLIE LU  14-1382          33  47  0   76  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR
 AZAZEL 15-2562               9   9  0   74  LORDS OF DARKNESS (925)    MALCORN
-BARON BARONE 41-2310        20  11  1   71  ARMY OF DARKNESS (931)     KATI-TEI
 LADY HERBBLOOD 37-2376      22  18  2   70  MEDICINE SHOW (948)        SIBIKHAS
 SHAFT 52-3348               10   3  1   70  PIMPS (905)                FRATSFA
-SHAW 25-2949                25  20  1   69  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN
 JUDAS PRIEST 40-3869        17  13  0   62  THAT 80'S METAL (945)      ZENSU
 GHOST HUNTER 25-2669        20  21  1   60  THE NATURALS (446)         LYRATILAN
 GREAT BEAR 74-2851          16  11  0   59  TOTEM (934)                DAIYLA KIV
 TEASE-ME 25-4718            15  14  1   57  WINDY CITY WOMEN (932)     LYRATILAN
 BEAVIS 14-3996              14   7  2   44  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
-ARMY OF ONE 25-4639         19   8  2   41  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN
-STORM LXV 60-4972           17  10  0   35  DEATH STUDS VII (877)      ARADI
 DUCK BUTTER 82-7712          6   6  0   21  THIGH MASTERS II (955)     DWES EG

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Khalli -- Let's see if this makes more sense:
Giggy...G as in Gee I am really bad.
I as in Ick!
G as in God, am I a lousy burnt up dude.
G as in God, I am bad.
Y as in Egads!  Back into retirement for me!
How's that? -- Giggy

     Thanks for clearing that up...now I know what they're talking about when they
     say "Gettin' Giggy wit' it!"  And what do you mean, retirement? -- Khalli

Heather -- Great fight!  Good to see we both got our trains!  Good luck. -- Je Suis
Bien

Pluto -- Well, I do appreciate that you let me swing once.  Either way, it's back
into retirement for me. -- Little Sister

     Now hold on a minute...that's two retirement announcements too many! -- Khalli

Primus Bound -- How about a column for your adoring masses...or how about a column
for the arena. -- Sablon-O-Vlad (And yes, I am that stupid, so don't go off on me
like Manager did to Rillion.)

Nebbish -- I was starting to wonder where all the TVs were.  Thank you.  Thank you.
Good fight. -- Jester, Minstrels

Dreamslayer -- So much for new ideas.  You looked good. -- Gleeman

Pronto Pongo -- A wild and wooly fight.  Way to go. -- Stilts

Snowy Owl -- Not to worry.  After all I was elected a DM. -- F-A'Krill, DM

Pahpael -- One for you.  I'lllll be back. -- Lady Herbblood

Zephyr -- Sorry!  Skills by appointment only. -- Jester, Minstrels

Sly's Crew -- En-garde for the sensational battle for the spotlight on the envied
last place honors. -- Lady Herbblood, Medicine Show

In the Afternoon -- I'm a morning person myself. -- B. Llud Pitt

Sands -- Actually, I don't care whether you feel humbled or not.  I just want a
winning record. -- Leeta Stormrider

Mrs. Limeschultz -- The thing is, I prefer lemon. -- Pussycat

Crassus -- I was not seeking the glory of the kill.  That's pure hyperbole, if there
is such a thing. -- Schendirk

The Natural -- It may be natural, but sure isn't fun. -- Billie Lu

26 June 2003
     STOP THINKING TOGS!!!!!  It's here.  Well, almost here anyway.  We're looking at
a start date of the first turn in Aradi (DM 60) following the Fall Mail-In.  This
should give everyone sufficient time to study the new ultra-improved T#%S IV rules 
and prep accordingly.  So without further ado, here is your handy-dandy guide to
winning your very own Golden Scrod (and some other very cool prizes to be announced
officially before the start of the tourney that must not be named):
1.  Each T#%S team consists of two managers.  After the tourney starts, there will be
    no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your partners wisely.  T#%S IV will
    last for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.  The only
    team I know of so far is last TOGS winners:  Ganolus Oakleaf/Hombre of Blood
    Related/Thieves Guild.  Hey, this is fun!
2.  The T#%S entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per T#%S
    team.  This entry fee is required before the start of the tourney with no
    exceptions being made.  This is to ensure that nobody gets screwed if a team or
    manager decides to back out early.  To pay the entry fee either:
    a) send $10 cash/check/money order/ or whatever to me personally at:
       Andy Salveson
       6812 Romanzo Way
       Elk Grove, CA 95758
    b) get RSI to send me 2 team setup gift certificates.  Sorry, no credit cards and
       no old teams you have lying around will be accepted.
3.  T#%S point system:
    10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on your even challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    7 points for winning on another T#%S warriors challenge.
    7 points for winning a random matchup against another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another T#%S warrior.
    4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-T#%S warrior.  Do not fight
      your team mate, you will not get any points.  Also, you will not get any points
      if you challenge or get challenged by a non-T#%S team, so use your avoids
      wisely if you think someone is out to get you.
   10 points for being the Duelmaster.  This is in addition to all points listed
      above and will begin turn 1, so prep accordingly.
    5 points for every spotlight written by any team member, 1 per manager per turn.
      The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the
      newsletter (that's 31 lines-each line 85 characters across) and I will be
      completely firm on this.  In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will
      not be given points if they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not
      Duelmasters or fantasy related.  I will be the sole judge of this.  If you're
      unsure if I will judge something to be Duelmasters or fantasy related, then
      e-mail me before you write the spotlight and ask me.  I reserve the right to
      take points away from a spotlight after they are given if I judge at a later
      time that the spotlight has been plagiarized.
   -5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write one
      personal ad.
   -5 points for being the team that avoided the most.
     If you participated in TOGS III, you'll notice some slight changes in the points
structure.  The main things are points for random match ups against non T#%S
warriors, bonus points for being the Duelmaster, new spotlight criteria, and no
points given for being the most avoided team.
4.  I already mentioned this, but T#%S IV will start the first turn in arena 60 after
    the Fall Mail-In runs and it will last for 13 turns.  There will not be a
    Survivor format this time around, meaning no eliminations.  I will still be doing
    the multipliers at the end, however.  This means that all points accumulated by a
    team on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and all points accumulated by
    each team on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2.
5.  Prizes are yet to be determined, but I'll tell you what I know.  There will be
    prizes given out each turn to whichever team scores the most combined points on a
    given turn.  Tie breakers will go to the team with the most wins on that turn and
    then to the team with most overall points.  I have asked RSI for the same prizes
    as last TOGS which were transferring any warrior to arena 60 and renaming Aradi
    for approximately 6 months, but we'll see what they come back with.  I haven't
    decided how to split the prizes up, partly because I don't know how many teams
    will be entering yet, but I do know the prizes will be split among the top 3
    teams at the end.  I will announce the exact breakdown of everything when I know
    more.
6.  And just like TOGS III, Death Stud and I will be the sole arbiters of any dispute
    that may arise.  Whine all you like, but as Nuln told you last time, that's how
    it is.
7.  M & RR Clause (go ahead, read between the capitals):  I reserve the right to
    disallow entry to this tourney if you have a previous history of being a big fat
    mouth about everything.
     I think that pretty much covers it.  I will be accepting team entries as of now
and then posting them in the newsletters as I receive entry fees.  Please feel free
to e-mail me regarding any questions or comments at Ganolus@aol.com.  So everyone don
your best pair of leg warmers, hop on your favorite farm animal, and ride to Aradi
for the 4th kinda-annual Tournament that must not be named for no apparent reason
whatsoever, or T#%S IV, for short.  See ya'll there!

-- Ganolus Oakleaf, T#%S IV Commish

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAUI WAUI devastated DEMONFANG in a action packed 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GRAA ROCKBROW was overcome by LITTLE BIG BOX in a 2 minute Challenge match.
WISTERIA was overpowered by MANUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
MARS was overpowered by PRIMUS BOUND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
NEBBISH viciously subdued SHIVAA in a popular 3 minute bloody Challenge duel.
CARRIS FALLSTAR was overpowered by DIS-EMBOWEL in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
PRONTO PONGO was handily defeated by JESUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
GLEEMAN was vanquished by DREAMSLAYER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CARNAGE XIX vanquished FACE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JUPITER was handily defeated by SIRYN in a exciting 2 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
JE SUIS BIEN was bested by ERGOT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge conflict.
POSITIVE narrowly defeated STILTS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge match.
MRS LIMESCHULTZ savagely defeated GIMETHATSHIELD in a 3 minute Challenge conflict.
VISION won victory over HUMMEL in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gruesome Challenge bout.
DOALTY handily defeated QUICHE LORRAINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
STANKLIN P FRANKLIN was devastated by NOT LIKE YOU'D KNOW in a 1 minute fight.
GREAT BEAR was overpowered by JOYCE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
LEPRECHAUN overpowered PUSSYCAT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory mismatched conflict.
B. LLUD PITT was defeated by THE GAKKER in a exciting 1 minute duel.
PIGMY RATTLESNAKE overpowered PEPSI in a action packed 2 minute uneven fray.
ZEPHYR was bested by ASMODEUS in a 2 minute bout.
CRYSTAL FIREBLADE savagely defeated FIRE MOUTH in a popular 4 minute gruesome fight.
DEATH TWIT II overpowered MUCOUS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ARTEMIS ENTRERI savagely defeated NAIMT BACKRUB in a exciting 2 minute gruesome bout.
OGIER overpowered SCHENDIRK in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
MONICA VIRTUESHIELD overcame IN THE AFTERNOON in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bout.
AXLY HIMSELF won victory over PLUTO in a popular 2 minute gory bout.
INTENDRID O'REILLY won victory over DEADPOOL in a popular 2 minute fray.
JESTER was overpowered by TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
MICHAEL HONORBLADE overpowered CORNFACE ROWTEETH in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
F-A'KRILL savagely defeated SALINE LAMORAK in a action packed 9 minute gory contest.
SILENT LUCIDITY bested LEETA STORMRIDER in a 2 minute battle.
WADAS demolished BLUNT FORCE in a action packed 1 minute gory one-sided struggle.
HEATHER was savagely defeated by THE PIRATE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal match.
KOTTONKANDY vanquished JACK THE RIPPER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
SPELLSINGER overpowered SNOWY OWL in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
PARTY CRASHER was overcome by SANDS in a exciting 1 minute duel.
MERCURY was overpowered by JIMI in a action packed 1 minute uneven battle.
BRUENOR BATTLEHAMMER bested WEBSTER in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gruesome match.
WARLOCK unbelievably bested LANFEAR in a crowd pleasing 9 minute brutal fight.
ZEBRAWOOD viciously subdued BLACKRAZOR in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal melee.
WARPATH overpowered DAISY JANUARY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SCRYB SPRITE overpowered MOJO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
STRAWBERRY BUSH overpowered SMITH in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
WOLVERINE was handily defeated by TYLARRA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided duel.
TWILO THUNDER handily defeated HEATHER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
JOE SATRIANI demolished LADY HERBBLOOD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
GOKU handily defeated JUDAS PRIEST in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GHOST HUNTER demolished DUCK BUTTER in a popular 1 minute mismatched battle.
DRIVEN devastated AZAZEL in a 2 minute one-sided match.
BEAVIS was devastated by SHAFT in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
TEASE-ME was overpowered by PAHPAEL in a 1 minute mismatched duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  30         SLASHING ATTACK   74 -  51 -  2      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 14         LUNGING ATTACK   149 - 108 -  3      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   13         PARRY-LUNGE       44 -  34 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     10         TOTAL PARRY       46 -  51 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         AIMED BLOW        24 -  27 -  1      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         WALL OF STEEL     63 -  71 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  50 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  33 -  2      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  21 -  0      32  |

Turn 353 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        6 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  6         4  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  5     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      7 -  6     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  6         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK    15 - 15                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PRIMUS BOUND 40-2996       88  34  0  362 SUPERIOR FORCES (538)
SLASHING ATTACK  ARTEMIS ENTRERI 45-2097    68  49  1  285 FORGOTTEN REALMS (881)
PARRY-LUNGE      NEBBISH 60-1172            48  56  1  262 SAILS OF CHARON (275)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIS-EMBOWEL 63-2025        36  33  0  262 DIS-TEAM (810)
BASHING ATTACK   ERGOT 53-5009              68  93  2  238 POISONOUS DEMISE (134)
WALL OF STEEL    MONICA VIRTUESHIE 11-3208  84  51  0  225 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)
AIMED BLOW       AXLY HIMSELF 11-2363       87  70  1  204 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MICHAEL HONORBLAD 11-3300  79  49  0  199 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)
STRIKING ATTACK  FACE 25-2504               35  28  5  194 THE NATURALS (446)
PARRY-STRIKE     SCHENDIRK 63-2054          63  77  2  187 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 STILTS 19-1248, 
WEBSTER 41-3848, MRS LIMESCHULTZ 46-2809, CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 66-3153, SALINE LAMORAK 
11-4261, WARLOCK 66-2473, HUMMEL 14-1404, NEBBISH 60-1172, ARTEMIS ENTRERI 45-2097, 
and PLUTO 68-7735.

The least popular fighter this week was TEASE-ME 25-4718.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BEAVIS 14-3996, DUCK BUTTER 82-7712, JUDAS PRIEST 40-3869, LADY 
HERBBLOOD 37-2376, HEATHER 70-6003, SMITH 14-1282, DAISY JANUARY 14-3913, MUCOUS 
71-2277, GREAT BEAR 74-2851, and MOJO 66-3401.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
TRANSEL(6)           0  1 0  SIBIKHAS(37)         1  1 0  ARADI(60)            4  2 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       7  5 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        0  1 0  JURINE(61)           1  0 0  
TOBIR(14)            0  6 0  ZENSU(40)            2  1 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         5  2 0  
MALCORN(15)          0  2 0  KATI-TEI(41)         1  1 0  DAL SHANG(65)        1  0 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          0  1 0  VEASTIAN(43)         1  0 0  TARRGIR(66)          4  3 0  
SEAM(20)             1  0 0  KRILL(44)            0  1 0  BARIKALA(67)         1  0 0  
SOLVEN(22)           1  0 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  0 0  FIREHOLD(68)         0  3 0  
TI(23)               0  1 0  ARDIVENT(46)         2  1 0  SENTERN(70)          0  1 0  
ZORPUNT(24)          0  1 0  CAER(48)             2  1 0  KYR'TERR(71)         0  2 0  
LYRATILAN(25)        5  3 0  FRATSFA(52)          1  3 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       0  1 0  
CALEAM(26)           2  4 0  KHALHUMS(53)         2  0 0  DWES EG(82)          3  2 0  
IAYE(30)             1  0 0  ANDOR(57)            1  1 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEMONFANG 6-4891            59  50  2  194  DARK PANTHEON (792)        TRANSEL
 MONICA VIRTUESHIEL 11-3208  84  51  0  225  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 PUSSYCAT 14-3701            40  39  1  180  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR
 GRAA ROCKBROW 15-3121       39  32  0  185  HALL OF GIANT (950)        MALCORN
 STILTS 19-1248              38  50  3  177  CARNIVAL (951)             ZUWAYZA
 CARNAGE XIX 20-3386         40  15  1  214  DEATH STUDS VIII (868)     SEAM
 PIGMY RATTLESNAKE 22-4214   84  70  2  263  NAME YOUR POISON (663)     SOLVEN
 PARTY CRASHER 23-2941       32  23  1  179  SLY'S SLAYERS (566)        TI
 LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849    72  78  0  197  KRILL CAVALRY (780)        ZORPUNT
 WADAS 25-2311               43  40  4  232  BARONE (410)               LYRATILAN
 SHIVAA 26-3523              91  65  0  196  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 OGIER 30-2493               46  28  1  245  THE LONGING (871)          IAYE
 PAHPAEL 37-4112             12   5  0   91  ARCHANGELS OF BRIAH (926)  SIBIKHAS
 JESTER 38-830               48  53  0  183  MINSTRELS (872)            CLIFFHOME
 PRIMUS BOUND 40-2996        88  34  0  362  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU
 ZEBRAWOOD 41-3595           39  24  0  182  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 F-A'KRILL 43-3923           44  30  0  208  ANDORIANS (953)            VEASTIAN
 JUPITER 44-2554             43  46  0  175  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
 ARTEMIS ENTRERI 45-2097     68  49  1  285  FORGOTTEN REALMS (881)     STORMCROWE
 MRS LIMESCHULTZ 46-2809     49  48  1  191  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT
 DEATH TWIT II 48-2962       65  50  3  235  THE NETHER REGION (874)    CAER
 MARS 52-2609                81  59  0  204  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA
 ERGOT 53-5009               68  93  2  238  POISONOUS DEMISE (134)     KHALHUMS
 DREAMSLAYER 57-4362         50  27  4  231  IRONY UNLIMITED (876)      ANDOR
 NEBBISH 60-1172             48  56  1  262  SAILS OF CHARON (275)      ARADI
 ASMODEUS 61-2353            22   7  2  230  ARCHLORDS OF ASSIAH (879)  JURINE
 DIS-EMBOWEL 63-2025         36  33  0  262  DIS-TEAM (810)             AMEN-TEI
 THE GAKKER 65-4886          55  52  0  238  CALM DOWN! (933)           DAL SHANG
 CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 66-3153   59  49  0  245  DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE (702)  TARRGIR
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  59  52  1  203  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 NAIMT BACKRUB 68-7192       48  29  1  198  FARFIGNEWTONS (640)        FIREHOLD
 HEATHER 70-6003              8   8  1   87  FREAKS OF NATURE (916)     SENTERN
 MUCOUS 71-2277              59  45  2  194  THE CODA (786)             KYR'TERR
 GREAT BEAR 74-2851          16  11  0   59  TOTEM (934)                DAIYLA KIV
 JESUS 82-5459               25  14  2  213  RISEN FROM THE DEAD (903)  DWES EG
 MERCURY 99-780              44  40  5  189  WAR SEEKERS (946)          SOUTH RIDGE