ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 12/08/2003    Duedate: 12/20/2003

ANDORAK

DM-105    TURN-363

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 SUNNYDALE 82/904      305  192  8 61.4    6 DIS-TEAM 63/810       495  400  6 55.3
    MIKE THE HUNTER 82/954                      NATURAL DISASTERS 60/383              
    FROM THE RESERVOIR 82/920                 7 PSYCHOTIC END 48/454  191  167  3 53.4
    ARCHLORDS OF ASSIAH 61/879                8 HEADBANGERS 26/9       88   77  1 53.3
    THIGH MASTERS II 82/955                     KELLUMBO'S KIDS 22/978                
    POISONOUS PLANTS 82/919                   9 DEATHTONGUE 46/111    663  600  7 52.5
    ULTIMATE ACCELERATION 32/957             10-THE GOOD EART 68/530  289  270  3 51.7
    RISEN FROM THE DEAD 82/903                  GERFEL'S FRIENDS 11/396               
    THE INQUISITION 66/384                   11-THE NETHER RE 48/874  119  112  1 51.5
    HARM NONE 82/964                         12 WARCKERS 26/587       648  636  4 50.5
    DEADLY ATTACKS II 82/965                    INCARNATIONS 52/711                   
  2 TOTEM 74/934          979  697 15 58.4      SHERWOOD FOREST 44/809                
    DEATH STUDS VIII 20/868                     OVERWORLD 68/891                      
    SCENT OF A WOMAN 71/941                     ACTION TOYS 41/889                    
    THE LONGING 30/871                          REAL FAKE CHARACTERS 68/947           
    THE URGE 40/216                             WAR SEEKERS 99/946                    
    SWEET SILK 41/720                        13-ANDORIAN WIMP 22/976  323  400  4 44.7
    CALM DOWN! 65/933                        14 CARNIVAL 25/21        104  131  1 44.3
    TACO GODS 40/198                            MEDICINE SHOW 37/948                  
    BAILE BEAG 63/838                           CARNIVAL 19/951                       
    HALL OF GIANT 15/950                     15 X-FORCE 66/415        765  972 12 44.0
    DARK SIDE 43/970                            FORGOTTEN REALMS 67/880               
    DEATH STUDS VII 60/877                      DRAGONBALL Z 46/944                   
    DEATH BY STUPIDITY 5/938                    SCARLET KNIGHTS 11/902                
  3 SUPERIOR FORC 40/538  402  298  1 57.4   16-TRIP OUT 30/969        10   14  0 41.7
    SUPERIOR FORCES IX 82/973                   THUNDERSTRUCK 41/365                  
    SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 82/975              17-WOLF PACK 25/966        9   15  0 37.5
    SUPERIOR FORCES X 68/971                    DARKENED PRIDE 25/968                 
    SUPERIOR FORCES 2Q 77/972                   CRIMSON PRIDE 25/967                  
    SUPERIOR FORCES B103 82/974              18 WAYFARERS 63/782      405  687  6 37.1
  4 KNIGHTS OF VI 11/633  283  210  0 57.4      KRILL CAVALRY 24/780                  
    DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE 66/702                  COPYRITENFRINGMNTS 57/781             
  5 MAGICK 60/772        1306 1044  9 55.6      THE DOGHOUSE 14/896                   
    WHAT'S YOUR POISON 11/949                19 STARS 48/743          268  543  6 33.0
    CALL OF THE WILD 71/805                     MIKES 14/831                          
    ELEMENTAL FORCE 52/323                   20 CONSPIRACY IN 22/977    1    0  0  100

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #20 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Skaithvarn:

     Raoul glanced over his shoulder, but Dankilvan's mansion was already out of
sight around one of the street's numerous curves.  He wasn't sure Berdan had even
noticed their departure yet; at least, the Fratsfan wasn't coming along behind them.
He shrugged and turned forward again.  As he'd told Hallie, they could do this
mission without Berdan if they had to, and looked like that was the way it was going
to be.  He looked at the Delarquan.  "Tell us more about these vampires in Leemith,
doll.  Are they going to be a problem to deal with?  Do they attack chance
travelers?"
     "Well...not instantly, anyway."  Hallie pulled a couple of pocket-sized leather
folders from a belt pouch, handing one to each gladiator.  "These are passes signed
by Lord Dankilvan and naming you as being on business for Istoreth.  If you get a
chance to show the pass, that should give you some protection.  Of course, if we meet
someone who's working for, oh, Sharvan or Pantiello, or even Ulm, maybe, then the
passes will get us INTO trouble...."
     "Those being other city-states here, I take it?"
     "Yep.  The Ulmers are probably okay, they've got some kind of trade treaty with
Convincia.  But if the Leemin don't want whatever it is your Peranis is selling, I
bet the Sharvanese will."
     "These Sharvanese have Delarquan ties?" Jeri asked.
     "No, ISTORETH has Delarquan ties," Hallie corrected her.  "Sharvan isn't a
player in Trier politics.  Yet.  But they want to be."
     "And Peranis' book of names and blackmail material would give them their ticket
to the party," Raoul finished.  "Damn."  He scowled at the crowded street and the
city gate ahead of them without seeing any of it.  "What's the political stance of
this Leemith place?"
     "Mostly they just want to be left alone," Hallie answered promptly.  "If they
buy the list of names, it would be some lord doing it for personal profit, I would
guess.  Nobody's ever suggested they want to be a power in the Trier."
     Raoul nodded, his attention returning to his companions.  "So Peranis might be
able to sell it in Leemith if he's in a hurry, but he'd probably get more money, and
cause more trouble for Andorian, if he takes it to Sharvan?"
     "Yes.  That'd be how I see it."  Hallie glanced at Raoul.  "Whose names are on
this list?"
     "According to Berdan, noblemen, politicians, merchants, even some arena
managers--people who make a big noise in Andorian politics and the Andorian economy."
     "People with secrets they'd pay a lot--or do a lot--to keep hidden."
     "Right."
     "Hmm."  Hallie showed her own pass at the city's gate and indicated her
companions with a gesture.  "They're with me."  She led the way through the gate and
onto the open road.
     "We might've asked how long ago Peranis went through," Jeri said, urging her
mount up beside Hallie's.
     "I already did.  Two days.  It's one day from here to Leemith, another day to
Ulm, a third to Sharvan, moving at a normal traveling pace.  Peranis may already have
made his deal in Leemith, if he found a purchaser there."
     Raoul glanced at the sky.  It was midmorning, clear and crisp.  Maybe eight
hours of daylight left, he judged.  "Let's pick up our pace a little, then, so we can
make inquiries in Leemith this evening."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     The road hugged the coast, sometimes running along the narrow, stony beach,
sometimes veering inland to cross small, steep-sided valleys, occasionally clinging
to a cliff above the water.  They met no one coming from the south, and were
overtaken by no coming from behind them.  There were no villages or inns along the
road.  A dense pine forest covered most of the land near the road.
     "You could BELIEVE in vampires in a place like this," Jeri muttered, twisting to
reach the cloak tied behind her saddle.  The temperature had dropped steadily all
morning, and now, looking north, she saw why.  A bank of clouds filled the northern
sky with shades of slate and charcoal.
     "Of course.  What's to disbelieve?  I never argue with the facts, doll," Raoul
said.  He glanced over at her--they were riding all three abreast--and followed her
gaze northward.  "Damn.  Any place along here where we could take shelter?"
     "Not that I know of," Hallie admitted, squinting at the clouds uneasily.  "We
might come across something, I suppose, but would YOU trust any shelter you found
along here under these circumstances?  Bound to be a disaster waiting to happen."
     "We don't have much choice," Jeri argued.  "If we can find ANYTHING, a house, a
ruin, a CAVE, even, I'm for it!"  She kicked her horse into a better pace.  "We know
there's no shelter behind us, almost all the way back to Istoreth, so--"  The horse
seemed to share her dislike of storms and willingly shifted into a pounding gallop
down the hill into the next little valley.
     Almost hidden among the trees was the curved stone wall of a stubby tower.

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #17 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Not Lirin Kiv:

     Shylock, who had been lurking behind a hedge of rosebushes as Master Dan Shao
explained the war with the Grey Witch to Clemenda, frowned and sank down onto a handy
bench.  This would require thought.  This "Grey Witch of the East" sounded nearly as
powerful as Sheila Greywand, and if that was the case, she was a threat to his plans.
She would have to be removed--which had the added advantage that it would apparently
make him a hero to these people.  Or else he would have to write off this world as a
place to establish himself and find some other.  Because he had no intention of
sharing power....
     The thing to do, he decided, was to visit the home city of this Witch.  He
didn't have to actually meet her to discover just how much of a danger she might be.
But he had to be closer.  And fortunately, there was an obvious reason for the
journey:  He, and also Clemenda, which would get her out of the hands of that cursed
Master Dan Shao, would be seeking aid in finding and closing the Gate that had
brought them here.  An obvious reason, and one that no one could fault.
     He would propose the plan to Dan Shao immediately.  No point in wasting time.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "I don't see why we had to rush off like this," Clemenda muttered.  "Another day
or two wouldn't have mattered."
     "It might matter," Shylock assured her.  "With magic, you can never tell about
things like that.  It MIGHT matter."  He drew her down onto the bench beside him,
smiling at the water that separated them from Master Dan Shao.  More water every
minute.  "Besides," he said, "I promised you dinner in Talahya, and I can fulfill
that promise till we get home."
     "But the Gate we came through must have been back there on that island!"
     "Gates are magic and don't always follow linear logic, my dear."
     "But--"
     "And besides, Dan Shao sent men out to search the island, and they reported that
the Gate is gone.  Or at least closed."  He shrugged.  "So we need to consult someone
who understands the magic of this world.  Dan Shao said the greatest magician or
wizard or whatever you want to call her, the Grey Witch, lives on an island--Thallia,
it's called--to the east."
     Clemenda sighed.  "Okay, I don't argue with your logic, I guess.  But I hope
it's not FAR to the east, because I don't like sailing."  She swallowed twice and
moved back toward the rail, leaning over it.  "I really don't...."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "I don't know how far it is to Thallia," the ship's captain said.  "I don't sail
there.  Just the Irindan Sea, and to the Pillars of Gold, the gates of the Middle
Sea, you know, no farther."  He gestured toward the east.  "It's dangerous out there!
Our Sea Patrols keep order in the Irindan, but the Middle Sea is full of pirates.
Dangerous place, and you'd do better not to go.  Stay in Lirith Kai.  No place else
is as good anyway."

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Thirty-seven fights out there this turn, I'm so impressed.  Can we please speak
to our friends and enemies and try to get that number back above 40, hmm?  No dead
this time out, which is a good thing for the holiday season.  The King's Sentinel
decided he wasn't about to sit idle, so issued a challenge in defense of his throne.
The result?  You'll have to wait for that.  Did we have any downchallenges this
cycle?  Read on....
     GOOD OL' HERB (77-2647) (51-37-1,193) of SUPERIOR FORCES 2Q TV challenged JE
SUIS BIEN (26-626) (77-40-0,256) of HEADBANGERS.  GOOD OL' HERB was devastated by JE
SUIS BIEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Up an truly amazing 63!  My
thanks to Good Ol' Herb for keeping Je Suis Bien from DCing, at least...lol.  Well
fought, even if you were devastated, Herb.  Your drinks are on me for the next month!
     OGIER (30-2493) (48-29-1,213) of THE LONGING challenged MERCURY (99-780) (48-45-
5,221) of WAR SEEKERS.  OGIER vanquished MERCURY in a popular 1 minute gory
mismatched Challenge brawl.  Up 8.  Mercury was lucky to walk away from this one
without a visit to Sheila!  Well done, Ogier, if a little bloodily done.
     DIS-MOUNT (63-1970) (47-21-1,211) of DIS-TEAM challenged SILENT LUCIDITY (48-
2586) (33-20-0,217) of PSYCHOTIC ENDEAVOR.  DIS-MOUNT subdued SILENT LUCIDITY in a 2
minute Challenge competition.  Up 6.  Nice to see one of Boyd's warriors in the
rankings, though I must admit that I don't know if Boyd owns her contract any more.
If so, he needs to wake up as Dis-Mount handed Lucidity her pretty little buns.
     GIMETHATSHIELD (26-1306) (39-28-1,203) of HEADBANGERS challenged JUPITER (44-
2554) (47-51-0,218) of SHERWOOD FOREST.  GIMETHATSHIELD was devastated by JUPITER in
a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.  Up 15.  Thanks for the double-digit challenge.
Congrats to Jupiter for staving off those advances and holding onto that shield!
     THE 'STACHE (40-2048) (40-39-2,195) of TACO GODS challenged JESUS (82-5459) (29-
19-2,194) of RISEN FROM THE DEAD.  THE 'STACHE slimly lost to JESUS in a popular 3
minute Challenge competition. Down 1.  Unbelievable.  The Sentinel used to be so
Andorian....
     CARNAGE XIX (20-3386) (43-17-1,200) of DEATH STUDS VIII challenged BUTCH (66-
1831) (73-72-4,205) of THE INQUISITION.  CARNAGE XIX handily defeated BUTCH in a
action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.  Up 5.  Too bad Butch didn't smack
little Carnage around like a little eighty pount weakling.  Better luck next time,
Butch.  Carnage, thanks for the UC.
     DIS-EMBOWEL (63-2025) (42-36-0,206) of DIS-TEAM challenged TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD
(11-4304) (39-28-0,208) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  DIS-EMBOWEL was vanquished by TALISMAN
SHIELDGUARD in a 1 minute Challenge fight.  Up 2.  Dis-Embowel makes it 1-1 for Dis-
Team on the challenges, losing his UC to Talisman Shieldguard.  What is it with these
Scarlet Knights and their names, anyway?  I think every one of them is pushing the
limit on name length....
     GOOSEBUMPS (41-3112) (48-30-0,191) of SWEET SILK challenged QUICHE LORRAINE (46-
3451) (27-22-1,192) of DEATHTONGUE.  GOOSEBUMPS defeated QUICHE LORRAINE in a 2
minute Challenge fight.  Up 1.  Sorry, Quiche...you seem to have given up too much in
experience.  Better luck next time.  Goosebumps...something we all get that we wish
we didn't.
     RENSHAW (63-2033) (41-33-1,181) of BAILE BEAG challenged SHIVAA (26-3523) (94-
71-0,186) of WARCKERS.  RENSHAW was overpowered by SHIVAA in a popular 1 minute one-
sided Challenge melee.  Up 5.  Renshaw gave it a go, but Shivaa (I LOVE that name)
was too much for him.  Don't sweat it, Ren...your mind is elsewhere with that little
mission you want to take that the King is holding you back from.  Chin up!
     PEPSI (68-8510) (38-22-0,193) of OVERWORLD challenged HEATHER (48-3062) (84-147-
7,193) of STARS.  PEPSI savagely defeated HEATHER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody
Challenge match.  Even.
     VISION (26-1573) (33-21-2,173) of HEADBANGERS challenged HUMMEL (14-1404) (40-
79-2,163) of MIKES.  VISION unbelievably bested HUMMEL in a exciting 4 minute bloody
Challenge battle.  Down 10.  Typical Headbangers' strategy here, only this time the
poor recipient had a LOT more fights.  Hope you learned well, Vision...you'll need
those skills at the rate you're making enemies.
     WEBSTER (41-3848) (34-28-2,168) of ACTION TOYS challenged MRS LIMESCHULTZ (46-
2809) (50-56-1,183) of DEATHTONGUE.  WEBSTER beat MRS LIMESCHULTZ in a crowd pleasing
2 minute gory Challenge conflict.  Up 15.  Webster made it look easy as he pummeled
the Mrs into submission with the bloodiest beating of the cycle.
     BLITZKRIEG XXIII (60-5503) (20-8-0,137) of DEATH STUDS VII challenged PUSSYCAT
(14-3701) (42-46-1,156) of THE DOGHOUSE.  BLITZKRIEG XXIII was viciously subdued by
PUSSYCAT in a 2 minute Challenge bout.  Up 19.  Pussycat gets the big win and the
appreciation of the crowd this time around.  Pussycat gave her best effort, and Blitz
was outclassed.  Pussycat took care of business.
     BABY (43-2863) (17-7-2,132) of DARK SIDE challenged GOKU (46-3655) (23-18-2,135)
of DRAGONBALL Z.  BABY handily defeated GOKU in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched
Challenge bout.  Up 3.  Baby took one look at Goku's hair and had a fit, pulling and
biting and screaming, forcing Goku laughing to his back where the officials thought
he'd given up...when in fact he was just laughing too hard.  Nice strategy, Baby.
     And for the coveted position of King's Sentinel:
     EARTHQUAKE (60-1468) (106-65-1,261) of NATURAL DISASTERS challenged MR BLACK
(82-5468) (16-5-1,223) of FROM THE RESERVOIR.  EARTHQUAKE luckily beat MR BLACK in a
exciting 7 minute gory Challenge Title melee.  Down 38.  Instantly forgiven, since
the King's Sentinel can only challenge down; and because Soultaker is such a putz,
it's impossible to be mad at him.
     Thanks to all who issued challenges and personals this turn.  Now if we can just
get some spotlights out of everyone....

                         Khalli Dyr'eel, Spymaster of Andorak

THE KING'S SENTINEL           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 EARTHQUAKE 60-1468         107  65  1  275  NATURAL DISASTERS (383)    ARADI

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JE SUIS BIEN 26-626         78  40  0  272  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 MONICA VIRTUESHIEL 11-3208  92  53  0  250  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 SNOWY OWL 71-3252           51  48  0  240  CALL OF THE WILD (805)     KYR'TERR
 JUPITER 44-2554             48  51  0  237  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
 ASMODEUS 61-2353            30   9  2  235  ARCHLORDS OF ASSIAH (879)  JURINE
-KOTTONKANDY 25-1062         61  57  0  234  CARNIVAL (21)              LYRATILAN
 MARS 52-2609                87  63  0  232  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA
 OGIER 30-2493               49  29  1  226  THE LONGING (871)          IAYE
 DIS-MOUNT 63-1970           48  21  1  224  DIS-TEAM (810)             AMEN-TEI
 TALISMAN SHIELDGUA 11-4304  40  28  0  222  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 NOT LIKE YOU'D KNO 82-7050  17  12  3  222  MIKE THE HUNTER (954)      DWES EG
 ZEPHYR 52-2935              45  16  0  220  ELEMENTAL FORCE (323)      FRATSFA
 PLUTO 68-7735               53  52  2  219  REAL FAKE CHARACTERS (947) FIREHOLD
 B. LLUD PITT 57-1171        84  76  0  213  COPYRITENFRINGMNTS (781)   ANDOR
 CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 66-3153   64  54  0  212  DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE (702)  TARRGIR
 CARNAGE XIX 20-3386         44  17  1  212  DEATH STUDS VIII (868)     SEAM
-AXLY HIMSELF 11-2363        92  72  1  211  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MR BLACK 82-5468            16   6  1  209  FROM THE RESERVOIR (920)   DWES EG
-INTENDRID O'REILLY 11-2969  55  46  0  207  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY
 LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849    77  83  0  206  KRILL CAVALRY (780)        ZORPUNT
-DEATH TWIT II 48-2962       69  55  3  205  THE NETHER REGION (874)    CAER
 IN THE AFTERNOON 82-10018   19  12  0  203  SUNNYDALE (904)            DWES EG
 SILENT LUCIDITY 48-2586     33  21  0  202  PSYCHOTIC ENDEAVOR (454)   CAER
 JESUS 82-5459               30  19  2  202  RISEN FROM THE DEAD (903)  DWES EG
 STRAWBERRY BUSH 82-5460     17   5  0  202  POISONOUS PLANTS (919)     DWES EG
 GOOSEBUMPS 41-3112          49  30  0  201  SWEET SILK (720)           KATI-TEI
 PEPSI 68-8510               39  22  0  201  OVERWORLD (891)            FIREHOLD
 SHIVAA 26-3523              95  71  0  200  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 GRAA ROCKBROW 15-3121       44  35  0  199  HALL OF GIANT (950)        MALCORN
 HELIO 32-3733               41  44  2  198  ULTIMATE ACCELERATION (957 ARVAT
 BUTCH 66-1831               73  73  4  197  THE INQUISITION (384)      TARRGIR
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  65  56  1  197  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 WARLOCK 66-2473             64  90  1  197  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 POSITIVE 26-3633            83  69  0  195  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 GOOD OL' HERB 77-2647       51  38  1  195  SUPERIOR FORCES 2Q (972)   MAZGOURRAH
 MERCURY 99-780              48  46  5  195  WAR SEEKERS (946)          SOUTH RIDGE
 THE 'STACHE 40-2048         40  40  2  195  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU
 WISTERIA 11-3786            19   7  0  195  WHAT'S YOUR POISON (949)   ARUAK CITY
-SILK SHEETS 41-2556         74  66  3  194  SWEET SILK (720)           KATI-TEI
 DIS-EMBOWEL 63-2025         42  37  0  193  DIS-TEAM (810)             AMEN-TEI
 HEATHER 48-3062             84 148  7  192  STARS (743)                CAER
 QUICHE LORRAINE 46-3451     27  23  1  192  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT
 DEADPOOL 66-2274            60  69  5  191  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 MICHAEL HONORBLADE 11-3300  86  52  0  190  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
-THE GAKKER 65-4886          56  54  0  190  CALM DOWN! (933)           DAL SHANG
 GIMETHATSHIELD 26-1306      39  29  1  190  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
-JOHN ROCKER 5-3657          34  16  0  190  DEATH BY STUPIDITY (938)   KALTOS

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-OATMEAL 68-3138             49  44  1  185  THE GOOD EARTH (530)       FIREHOLD
 WEBSTER 41-3848             35  28  2  184  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
-DUNCAN 41-1994              34  25  1  183  THUNDERSTRUCK (365)        KATI-TEI

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-WOOHOO-WOOHOO! 40-3504      34  20  0  180  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU
 LADY HERBBLOOD 37-2376      27  22  2  180  MEDICINE SHOW (948)        SIBIKHAS
 BLACKRAZOR 11-4091          37  44  0  179  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 RENSHAW 63-2033             41  34  1  178  BAILE BEAG (838)           AMEN-TEI
 THE DUCK 82-12670           21  11  1  178  SUPERIOR FORCES IX (973)   DWES EG
 THE PINK RANGER 68-9166     27  19  1  177  SUPERIOR FORCES X (971)    FIREHOLD
 VISION 26-1573              34  21  2  176  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 DUCK BUTTER 82-7712         14   8  0  176  THIGH MASTERS II (955)     DWES EG
 ZEBRAWOOD 41-3595           43  30  0  175  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 WARPATH 66-2926             50  81  4  172  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 MRS LIMESCHULTZ 46-2809     50  57  1  172  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT
 STILTS 19-1248              38  51  3  170  CARNIVAL (951)             ZUWAYZA
 SCRYB SPRITE 60-4003        58  57  0  169  MAGICK (772)               ARADI
 SANDS 11-4123               38  42  2  168  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 HUMMEL 14-1404              40  80  2  167  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 SCHENDIRK 63-2054           66  84  2  166  WAYFARERS (782)            AMEN-TEI
 PUSSYCAT 14-3701            43  46  1  165  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           32  30  4  165  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 SALINE LAMORAK 11-4261      31  40  0  164  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
-SWEET SWEAT 71-3477         15  13  1  157  SCENT OF A WOMAN (941)     KYR'TERR
-SWEET TOOTH 11-3248         22  14  0  155  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BABY 43-2863                18   7  2  148  DARK SIDE (970)            VEASTIAN
 BLITZKRIEG XXIII 60-5503    20   9  0  138  DEATH STUDS VII (877)      ARADI
 SMITH 14-1282               40  82  3  136  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 GOKU 46-3655                23  19  2  126  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
-PURPLE DONKEY 30-2751       22  13  0  101  TRIP OUT (969)             IAYE

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SHERRI 82-15114             11   8  0   98  SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 (975) DWES EG
 EDWIN MEESE 22-828          25  18  5   97  CONSPIRACY INC. (977)      SOLVEN
-KINKY 40-2645               22  12  0   92  THE URGE (216)             ZENSU

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HOMELESS PRINCE 22-6012     20   2  0   82  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
-FUNKY ELVIS 30-2754         18  14  0   78  TRIP OUT (969)             IAYE
 VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928      17  13  0   76  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 GREAT BEAR 74-2851          17  15  0   64  TOTEM (934)                DAIYLA KIV
 STORM LXV 60-4972           20  10  0   63  DEATH STUDS VII (877)      ARADI
-PISHTUSH 22-5651            17   4  0   55  ANDORIAN WIMPS (976)       SOLVEN
 WHITE CHRISTMAS 82-13930    15  10  2   51  SUPERIOR FORCES B103 (974) DWES EG
 LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841    18  17  0   41  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Earthquake -- Congrats on the throne.  I'm coming for you, punk. -- Je Suis Bien

Heather -- Nice fight there, old girl.  Care to make it best two out of three? --
Vision

Blackrazor -- Give it up, it's mine, all mine. -- Gimethatshield

Sands ( Doltboy ) -- Perhaps you should use a shield!  That way I could take it. --
Gime 

Khalli -- Ah...you warmed my heart to say that Je Suis Bien was "well known".  Must
be the season for giving. -- Sablon-O-Vlad

     Well known in Andorak might not mean much if you were in Darkholm. -- Khalli

I don't know about you all, but I sure was happy to see some of those warriors leave
for Gateway.  Don't let the door hit ya, and all that.... -- SOV

Mr. Black -- From a reservoir, eh?  Kind of like the Creature from the Black Lagoon?
-- Llud

Shivaa -- Not today. -- Leeta

Smith -- You should be called "Anvil," given the way I hammered you. -- Pussycat

Helio -- Acceleration as in how? -- Schendirk, genuinely curious

Dis-Embowel -- You have talent, but also a height problem. -- Lady Herbblood

Artemis Entreri -- Good luck in Primus.  No Primus for me.  I've a long term contract
to remain here.  A tourney prize that I won long ago. -- KottonKandy

Demon Fang -- I told you that name of yours had to go.  No way you could hold the
"Sentinel" title in Andorak with that name.  Why, oh why, didn't you listen? --
KottonKandy

KottonKandy -- Some just will not listen. -- Lady Herbblood

Earth Quake -- Congrats on 'Sentinel'. -- Carny

Ahhhhh, some new blood arrived.  Our gain. -- Carny

All -- On 16 December, please be thinking of me as I will be in Harrisburg, PA,
experiencing the once-in-a-lifetime Trilogy Tuesday!  If you don't know what that is,
let's just say this:  I read the greatest fiction of the 20th century for the first
time when I was 8 and waited 25 years for the movies. -- Armalias

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second

arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

8 December 2003
Greetings!  I would like to invite everyone to Jhans (DM 36) for the first annual kLk
St. Valentine's Day Massacre (kill contest).  We will start the contest off with the
ceremonial burning of the Andorian flag on turn 450.  (Six turns away.  Roughly mid-
February.)  The contest will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461, 3 separate victors will
be announced.  Team with the most kills, warrior with the most kills, and alliance
with the most kills.  Prizes will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most
kills and to the manager of the warrior with the most kills.  The prizes will
probably be team roll-ups.  The number of roll-ups has yet to be determined.  The
contest is sponsored by Jhans' newest, (but by the time the contest starts) largest
alliance, the kLk (pronounced "klick"). -- Polarius, mgr. of Blitzkrieg DM 36

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOOD OL' HERB was devastated by JE SUIS BIEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
EARTHQUAKE luckily beat MR BLACK in a exciting 7 minute gory Challenge Title melee.
OGIER vanquished MERCURY in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
DIS-MOUNT subdued SILENT LUCIDITY in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
GIMETHATSHIELD was devastated by JUPITER in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
THE 'STACHE slimly lost to JESUS in a popular 3 minute Challenge competition.
CARNAGE XIX handily defeated BUTCH in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
DIS-EMBOWEL was vanquished by TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
GOOSEBUMPS defeated QUICHE LORRAINE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
RENSHAW was overpowered by SHIVAA in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
PEPSI savagely defeated HEATHER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
VISION unbelievably bested HUMMEL in a exciting 4 minute bloody Challenge battle.
WEBSTER beat MRS LIMESCHULTZ in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory Challenge conflict.
BLITZKRIEG XXIII was viciously subdued by PUSSYCAT in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
BABY handily defeated GOKU in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
SNOWY OWL bested DEADPOOL in a exciting 2 minute brutal fight.
BRUENOR BATTLEHAMMER was savagely defeated by NOT LIKE YOU'D KNOW in a 2 minute bout.
LEETA STORMRIDER was overcome by MONICA VIRTUESHIELD in a 2 minute competition.
GRAA ROCKBROW was bested by B. LLUD PITT in a popular 3 minute bout.
IN THE AFTERNOON lost to ZEPHYR in a 2 minute match.
POSITIVE was savagely defeated by CRYSTAL FIREBLADE in a action packed 8 minute fray.
ASMODEUS devastated WISTERIA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MARS overpowered WARLOCK in a exciting 3 minute gory uneven fight.
MICHAEL HONORBLADE vanquished WOLVERINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SANDS was subdued by DUCK BUTTER in a exciting 1 minute melee.
HELIO vanquished WARPATH in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fray.
PLUTO overpowered THE PINK RANGER in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven competition.
STRAWBERRY BUSH defeated BERYL in a action packed 1 minute duel.
SCRYB SPRITE was savagely defeated by THE DUCK in a exciting 4 minute gory match.
BLACKRAZOR luckily beat STILTS in a exciting 2 minute gory bout.
ZEBRAWOOD unbelievably bested SALINE LAMORAK in a crowd pleasing 7 minute match.
LADY HERBBLOOD savagely defeated SCHENDIRK in a exciting 2 minute brutal struggle.
SMITH bested TAEL KAL in a 2 minute bout.
VAJRA VALMEJAR was handily defeated by SHERRI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
EDWIN MEESE demolished LUKARIAN LAMORAK in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
HOMELESS PRINCE vanquished GREAT BEAR in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
WHITE CHRISTMAS was beaten by STORM LXV in a exciting 3 minute bloody competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  30         AIMED BLOW        28 -  14 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         PARRY-LUNGE       30 -  21 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK   136 - 122 -  2      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       43 -  39 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     58 -  57 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   58 -  57 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  35 -  1      35  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  26 -  1      28  |

Turn 363 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

WALL OF STEEL      7 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    19 - 11     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      EARTHQUAKE 60-1468        107  65  1  275 NATURAL DISASTERS (383)
WALL OF STEEL    MONICA VIRTUESHIE 11-3208  92  53  0  250 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)
SLASHING ATTACK  SNOWY OWL 71-3252          51  48  0  240 CALL OF THE WILD (805)
LUNGING ATTACK   JUPITER 44-2554            48  51  0  237 SHERWOOD FOREST (809)
PARRY-LUNGE      DIS-MOUNT 63-1970          48  21  1  224 DIS-TEAM (810)
AIMED BLOW       GRAA ROCKBROW 15-3121      44  35  0  199 HALL OF GIANT (950)
BASHING ATTACK   BUTCH 66-1831              73  73  4  197 THE INQUISITION (384)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MERCURY 99-780             48  46  5  195 WAR SEEKERS (946)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MICHAEL HONORBLAD 11-3300  86  52  0  190 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)
PARRY-STRIKE     SCHENDIRK 63-2054          66  84  2  166 WAYFARERS (782)

The overall popularity leader is HEATHER 48-3062.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MR BLACK 82-5468.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 
66-3153, SALINE LAMORAK 11-4261, NOT LIKE YOU'D KNOW 82-7050, THE DUCK 82-12670, 
HUMMEL 14-1404, THE 'STACHE 40-2048, ZEBRAWOOD 41-3595, B. LLUD PITT 57-1171, MARS 
52-2609, and EARTHQUAKE 60-1468.

The least popular fighter this week was LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were WOLVERINE 66-3871, WISTERIA 11-3786, GREAT BEAR 74-2851, 
VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928, THE PINK RANGER 68-9166, GOKU 46-3655, RENSHAW 63-2033, BUTCH 
66-1831, MERCURY 99-780, and GOOD OL' HERB 77-2647.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
ARUAK CITY(11)       4  5 0  SIBIKHAS(37)         1  0 0  JURINE(61)           1  0 0  
TOBIR(14)            2  1 0  ZENSU(40)            0  1 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         1  3 0  
MALCORN(15)          0  1 0  KATI-TEI(41)         3  0 0  TARRGIR(66)          1  5 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          0  1 0  VEASTIAN(43)         1  0 0  BARIKALA(67)         0  1 0  
SEAM(20)             1  0 0  KRILL(44)            1  0 0  FIREHOLD(68)         2  1 0  
SOLVEN(22)           2  0 0  ARDIVENT(46)         0  3 0  KYR'TERR(71)         1  0 0  
ZORPUNT(24)          0  1 0  CAER(48)             0  2 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       0  1 0  
CALEAM(26)           3  2 0  FRATSFA(52)          2  0 0  MAZGOURRAH(77)       0  1 0  
IAYE(30)             1  0 0  ANDOR(57)            1  0 0  DWES EG(82)          6  3 0  
ARVAT(32)            1  0 0  ARADI(60)            2  2 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MONICA VIRTUESHIEL 11-3208  92  53  0  250  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 HUMMEL 14-1404              40  80  2  167  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 GRAA ROCKBROW 15-3121       44  35  0  199  HALL OF GIANT (950)        MALCORN
 STILTS 19-1248              38  51  3  170  CARNIVAL (951)             ZUWAYZA
 CARNAGE XIX 20-3386         44  17  1  212  DEATH STUDS VIII (868)     SEAM
 EDWIN MEESE 22-828          25  18  5   97  CONSPIRACY INC. (977)      SOLVEN
 LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849    77  83  0  206  KRILL CAVALRY (780)        ZORPUNT
 JE SUIS BIEN 26-626         78  40  0  272  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 OGIER 30-2493               49  29  1  226  THE LONGING (871)          IAYE
 HELIO 32-3733               41  44  2  198  ULTIMATE ACCELERATION (957 ARVAT
 LADY HERBBLOOD 37-2376      27  22  2  180  MEDICINE SHOW (948)        SIBIKHAS
 THE 'STACHE 40-2048         40  40  2  195  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU
 GOOSEBUMPS 41-3112          49  30  0  201  SWEET SILK (720)           KATI-TEI
 BABY 43-2863                18   7  2  148  DARK SIDE (970)            VEASTIAN
 JUPITER 44-2554             48  51  0  237  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
 QUICHE LORRAINE 46-3451     27  23  1  192  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT
 SILENT LUCIDITY 48-2586     33  21  0  202  PSYCHOTIC ENDEAVOR (454)   CAER
 MARS 52-2609                87  63  0  232  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA
 B. LLUD PITT 57-1171        84  76  0  213  COPYRITENFRINGMNTS (781)   ANDOR
 EARTHQUAKE 60-1468         107  65  1  275  NATURAL DISASTERS (383)    ARADI
 ASMODEUS 61-2353            30   9  2  235  ARCHLORDS OF ASSIAH (879)  JURINE
 DIS-MOUNT 63-1970           48  21  1  224  DIS-TEAM (810)             AMEN-TEI
 CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 66-3153   64  54  0  212  DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE (702)  TARRGIR
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  65  56  1  197  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 PLUTO 68-7735               53  52  2  219  REAL FAKE CHARACTERS (947) FIREHOLD
 SNOWY OWL 71-3252           51  48  0  240  CALL OF THE WILD (805)     KYR'TERR
 GREAT BEAR 74-2851          17  15  0   64  TOTEM (934)                DAIYLA KIV
 GOOD OL' HERB 77-2647       51  38  1  195  SUPERIOR FORCES 2Q (972)   MAZGOURRAH
 NOT LIKE YOU'D KNO 82-7050  17  12  3  222  MIKE THE HUNTER (954)      DWES EG
 MERCURY 99-780              48  46  5  195  WAR SEEKERS (946)          SOUTH RIDGE