ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 02/02/2004    Duedate: 02/14/2004

ANDORAK

DM-105    TURN-367

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 DA AFRO 14/660         14    6  0 70.0    8 DIS-TEAM 63/810       500  403  6 55.4
    JIVE STEP BUNCH 57/644                      NATURAL DISASTERS 60/383              
    THE AVENGERS 11/646                       9 CLUB CULTURE 60/943   594  498 11 54.4
  2-SERPENTINE IN 22/980   47   26  0 64.4      CAR AND DRIVER 63/470                 
  3-SUNNYDALE 82/904      314  198  8 61.3      FARFIGNEWTONS 68/640                  
    POISONOUS PLANTS 82/919                  10 HEADBANGERS 26/9       97   83  1 53.9
    ARCHLORDS OF ASSIAH 61/879                  KELLUMBO'S KIDS 22/978                
    THIGH MASTERS II 82/955                  11 PSYCHOTIC END 48/454  193  169  3 53.3
    FROM THE RESERVOIR 82/920                12 DEATHTONGUE 46/111    665  606  7 52.3
    ULTIMATE ACCELERATION 32/957             13 WARCKERS 26/587       666  650  5 50.6
    MIKE THE HUNTER 82/954                      INCARNATIONS 52/711                   
    LORDS OF DARKNESS 15/925                    SHERWOOD FOREST 44/809                
    RISEN FROM THE DEAD 82/903                  ACTION TOYS 41/889                    
    THE INQUISITION 66/384                      OVERWORLD 68/891                      
  4-TOTEM 74/934          990  704 15 58.4      REAL FAKE CHARACTERS 68/947           
    THE URGE 40/216                             WAR SEEKERS 99/946                    
    HALL OF GIANT 15/950                     14-WIMPS OF DOOM 17/979  323  400  4 44.7
    TACO GODS 40/198                         15 VIEW ASKEW 11/981      11   14  0 44.0
    BAILE BEAG 63/838                        16 X-FORCE 66/415        776  997 12 43.8
    DARK SIDE 43/970                            FORGOTTEN REALMS 67/880               
    DEATH STUDS VII 60/877                      DRAGONBALL Z 46/944                   
    THE LONGING 30/871                          SCARLET KNIGHTS 11/902                
  5 KNIGHTS OF VI 11/633  293  212  0 58.0   17 THE BLUES 20/5         15   22  0 40.5
    DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE 66/702               18 WAYFARERS 63/782      411  697  6 37.1
  6 SUPERIOR FORC 40/538  409  304  1 57.4      KRILL CAVALRY 24/780                  
    SUPERIOR FORCES IX 82/973                   COPYRITENFRINGMNTS 57/781             
    SUPERIOR FORCES 2Q 77/972                   THE DOGHOUSE 14/896                   
    SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 82/975              19 STARS 48/743          272  551  7 33.0
    SUPERIOR FORCES X 68/971                    MIKES 14/831                          
    SUPERIOR FORCES B103 82/974              20-WRAITHGUARD 40/373     20   52  0 27.8
  7 MAGICK 60/772        1315 1051  9 55.6   21 THE MC5 24/956         48  126  1 27.6
    CALL OF THE WILD 71/805                     THE DEATH SQUAD 14/44                 
    ELEMENTAL FORCE 52/323                      THE HEADCUTTERS II 11/939             
    WHAT'S YOUR POISON 11/949             

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Andorians Abroad #23 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                         or
            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Off the coast of Andoria:

     Towers rising out of the misty dawn.  They had sailed due east from Skaithvarn,
so that had to be the coast of Andoria, but Raoul couldn't remember any coastal city
with such slender, pearl-colored spires.  Those looked more like the skyline of a
dream than practical stonework.  They caught the growing light and glowed.  They were
beautiful, but unearthly.  Unreal.  Not residences for practical folk.  Raoul thought
it a fitting destination for the boat Khaldren had made with his magic, though.  The
boat was, in its way, as dreamlike as the city ahead;  The hull was mother of pearl,
the sails were webs of cloud.  Magic, of course.  Powerful magic.  Raoul wondered
uneasily what Khaldren had done to assemble that power.
     The exiled Kraelian had already demonstrated that he was ruthless in pursuit of
his goals.  Raoul shifted slightly, uneasily aware of the waves of magic that seethed
throughout the uncanny vessel.  Khaldren had not hesitated to cast a spell on the
three gladiators when they entered his tower in Skaithvarn.  A binding of loyalty and
obedience, the Lord Protector guessed.  He had not resisted at the time.  In truth,
he had been taken completely by surprise.  But he sensed that the spell had not
gripped him so thoroughly as the wizard intended.  He was fairly sure he could break
it, and very sure that he wanted to be further away from Khaldren when he did that--
THIS spell, he could break, but what if the wizard immediately countered with
something stronger?  And the fate of the two women with him was unknown; they might
be as lightly held as he was, or belong to Khaldren body and soul.
     "That is Zorpunt," Jeri Northwind said.  Her voice was calm, emotionless.  Very
certain.
     Zorpunt?  Raoul blinked and controlled his impulse to question that statement.
True, there were towers in the coastal city, but nothing like those slender spires of
glass!  Without turning his head, Raoul looked sideways at the wizard.
     Khaldren's face was set in lines of effort, sheened with sweat.  Using his magic
to turn the work-a-day port city into this dream?  Wasteful of energy...unless he had
some inexhaustible source at hand.  And why?  "Krael shall be reborn," he muttered
through clenched teeth, "and Celestinvael, and Orgillat in the south.  But this shall
be my seat of power in the new world that will be...."
     The ship of pearl glided to a stop beside a dock that had been transformed
into...agate, Raoul decided.  Or something like that.  It was the kind of thing the 
Chaos contamination might have done in the recent past.  Maybe that was part of
Khaldren's power, that he could harness the residual Chaos energy?  Not a comfortable
thought, although the gladiator supposed it was better than using lives to fuel
magic.  So long as it didn't get loose.
     There was no one on the dock, no one moving anywhere in sight.  Khaldren stepped
ashore as an emperor might step ashore in conquered province.  The gladiators
followed, and the ship dissolved into mist behind them.
     The Assassins' Guild's Black Book appeared in the wizard's hands, and he smiled
at it coldly.  "I note that 'Arenamaster Kai' has a secret he would not like
advertised," Khaldren murmured.  "For a price, I will keep his secret between these
covers.  Bring him to me."  He didn't look at the gladiators at any point while he
spoke.
     Raoul felt the magic sliding around him, urging him forward, and he was willing
to go.  Once out of the wizard's sight, he would test the binding, but not here.  He
and the two women walked quietly into the city.  Jeri, a native of Zorpunt, was
slightly ahead of the older gladiators.
     The streets were filled with mist even though the sun must now be up.  The
buildings, even the street underfoot, showed the effects of transforming magic.  They
were ethereal, idealized.  Unreal.  Nothing and no one moved that Raoul could see.
     Jeri turned a corner.  Looking up the cross street, Raoul saw what he guessed
was the arena, although no arena of his experience had ever had those delicate arches
of gold-veined marble.
     Raoul stopped, setting his feet firmly when the magic tried to force him onward.
It scrabbled at his mind, feeling like a handful of energetic bugs.  But he wasn't a
puppet.  He would not BE a puppet, especially not for a man who should have been dead
centuries ago!  He served his manager Generalissimo Puerco, King Mickeal of Andoria,
and Sheila Greywand.  The oath he had taken when he first reached the Isle shimmered
in his mind.  Khaldren's magic shrieked against it, fingernails on a slate, then fell
away.  The wizard would--must--know that he'd broken free.  Raoul turned set off at a
run down the first street he saw.  A real street, this one, with cracked paving
stones, and rubbish piled against the curbs.
     Someone was running and panting beside him.  He risked a glance.  Hallie O'Dene,
the Delarquan Lady Protector.  But not Jeri.
     They ran for several minutes, but at the first sign of people ahead, living
people, they dropped to a walk without needing to discuss it.  Running people are
conspicuous.  Neither of them spoke of their problem, either.  Time enough for that
when they were out of the city.  Zorpunt was a narrow city, stretched along its
river; and they were crossing its axis.  There was a bridge ahead, which would put
them on the south bank and that much farther from the arena and the dock where they
had left Khaldren..  That much closer to the countryside.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Hallie O'Dene leaned back against one of the trees at the edge of the road.  She
was breathing hard.  "Do you think we're far enough away?"
     Raoul dropped onto the grass beside her and glanced back toward Zorpunt.  The
city's skyline, barely visible in the distance, shimmered slightly but otherwise
looked normal.  "I think so, doll," he answered.  "I hope so!"
     After a minute, Hallie sat up straighter.  "I wish we could have brought Jeri
away, too!  I didn't realize until it was too late that she wasn't with us."
     "I don't think we could've done it, doll," Raoul said quietly.  He took off his
hat and stared at the dusty crown for a moment, then put it back on.  "I think it's
Lady Greywand's magic that saved us--the oath we took when we got to the Isle.  Jeri
might be a Lady Protector, but she never went to the Isle.  She had no defense
against...his spell."  He found himself reluctant to speak the wizard's name here, as
though it might draw the man's attention.
     "People have to be warned--"
     "And there's only us to do it," Raoul agreed.  "I'm heading for Andor by the
fastest road."
     "And I for Delarq Tor.  We are menaced, too.  Celestinvael and Orgillat!  Gods 
protect us.  If they're anything like the histories say...."  She shook her head.
     "I've heard of Celestinvael," Raoul said slowly.  "It was between Ardivent and
the Federation, and it existed at about the same time as Krael.  But Orgillat?"
     "Near the mouth of the Selwin river," Hallie said.  "It was of the same time.
We remember it--when we must--as a place of power and fear.  If...that man would
recreate the Empire of Skorlos, he must be stopped!  By any means that we can."
     Raoul nodded.  "The legends of Krael are dark legends, too.  I should be able to
reach King Mickael with the warning.  Who would be equivalent in the Delarquan
Federation?"
     "No one has complete power," Hallie said, frowning.  "Princess Chrysanth, maybe,
but...."  She sighed and shrugged.  "It's a place to start."  She got to her feet and
held out her hand as Raoul rose also.  "Good luck."
     "To both of us, we'll need it," Raoul agreed, standing.  He grasped her hand
warmly for a moment.  "May all your gods go with you."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Arenamaster Kai of Zorpunt glared at the stranger, hands twitching with the urge
to reach for his sword.  But the damned wizard had already demonstrated that he could
get a spell off faster than even an arenamaster could attack.  At least, Kai supposed
it was a spell, even if it was like nothing he'd ever seen before.  And nothing he
ever wanted to experience again.  "What do you want?" he croaked.
     "Your obedience.  This 'arena'--it will now be run for me, instead of Sheila of
the Grey Wand.  The blood will be spilled in my name, not hers, the power from that
blood will come to me, not to her.  This will be the beginning of a new Alastari, and
I will rule it!"

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 239): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 480): 10% VIGORISH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 473): ROBERT BYRD of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): TAZZY TIGER of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 469): SIAMESE SPY of KITTY KONSPIRACY (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 470): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Klondike Kate, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 466): MAD MAX of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 432): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 418): BANANA JR of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 187): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 329): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 319): ELENA of SITTIN' ON ACES (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 366): JE SUIS BIEN of HEADBANGERS from CALEAM (Sablon-O-Vlad)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 239): Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 480): TOTEM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 473): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellubmo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 469): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 470): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 466): I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 432): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 418): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 187): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 329): 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 319): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 366): SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 239): ABYSS of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 481): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                   (turn 480): RICK DERRIS of VIEW ASKEW (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 472): MONTY PYTHON of SERPENTINE INC. (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 470): CURTIS JOSEPH of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 469): MR. GRINCH of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): SKOWIE of SPRINGFIELD XIII (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 418): BANANA JR of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 329): ACHONDROPLASIA of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          LLLENGEANCE of LUROCIANS VI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
              (turn 328): LLOSMIC LLAMMER of LUROCIANS VI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

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

     I guess if you're going to wear the black hat, you might as well wear it tall
and proud.  It is I, Je Suis Bien, your King's Sentinel of Andorak!  Hail and well
met, brave warriors.  Seems like just the other day I was off defending the Gate vs.
the invading horde of monsters.  Although I had to be resurrected a few times, I did
not go without a kill myself as I put an Invisible down.
     Since this is my first time upon the throne, I'll make this short and see if I
am deserving next turn.  My challenge goes out to Mars, in an attempt to avenge the
beating he gave my teammate last week.  May the fates smile upon me once again.
Fight well!

     -- Je Suis Bien

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Well, I just lost three hours of typing by being an idiot and using notepad to
do my report, so I'm sorry, I just can't do it all over again.
     JUPITER (44-2554) (49-53-0,198) of SHERWOOD FOREST challenged SALINE LAMORAK
(11-4261) (31-47-0,202) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  JUPITER devastated SALINE LAMORAK in a 1
minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Up 4.  Size advantage, anyone?
     GIMETHATSHIELD (26-1306) (40-31-1,201) of HEADBANGERS challenged QUICHE LORRAINE
(46-3451) (27-26-1,182) of DEATHTONGUE.  GIMETHATSHIELD won victory over QUICHE
LORRAINE in a 1 minute Challenge battle.  Down 19.  Thanks for the challenge AND
personal ad, Gime.
     VISION (26-1573) (37-21-2,209) of HEADBANGERS challenged SANDS (11-4123) (39-48-
3,195) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  VISION overcame SANDS in a 2 minute Challenge match.
Down 14.  Again, thanks for the challenge and personal ad.
     POSITIVE (26-3633) (85-70-0,187) of WARCKERS challenged ZEPHYR (52-2935) (47-17-
0,203) of ELEMENTAL FORCE.  POSITIVE luckily beat ZEPHYR in a crowd pleasing 4 minute
bloody Challenge duel.  Up 16!  Thanks for the positive challenge and the...oh, never
mind on the personal, but thanks for the upchallenge at least!
     And a random matchup for the throne:
     JE SUIS BIEN (26-626) (81-44-1,355) of HEADBANGERS fought SNOWY OWL (71-3252)
(53-49-0,231) of CALL OF THE WILD.  JE SUIS BIEN was savagely defeated by SNOWY OWL
in a exciting 3 minute Title fight.  A huge difference in recognition, as Snowy Owl
was 124 point below his opponent.  But the victory belongs to our feathered friend.
Congrats, Owl...now let's have a King's Sentinel's message or something!!!

               Khalli Dyr'eel

THE KING'S SENTINEL           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SNOWY OWL 71-3252           54  49  0  258  CALL OF THE WILD (805)     KYR'TERR

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEADPOOL 66-2274            64  73  6  348  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  70  59  3  329  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 MONICA VIRTUESHIEL 11-3208  96  53  0  307  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
-DUCK BUTTER 82-7712         15  13  0  272  THIGH MASTERS II (955)     DWES EG
 CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 66-3153   68  54  0  255  DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE (702)  TARRGIR
-OGIER 30-2493               51  29  1  251  THE LONGING (871)          IAYE
-GRAA ROCKBROW 15-3121       46  35  0  242  HALL OF GIANT (950)        MALCORN
-WEBSTER 41-3848             38  28  3  230  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
-PLUTO 68-7735               55  53  2  228  REAL FAKE CHARACTERS (947) FIREHOLD
 DIS-EMBOWEL 63-2025         45  38  0  227  DIS-TEAM (810)             AMEN-TEI
-EARTHQUAKE 60-1468         108  66  1  225  NATURAL DISASTERS (383)    ARADI
 LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849    80  84  0  225  KRILL CAVALRY (780)        ZORPUNT
-MARS 52-2609                88  65  0  219  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA
 POSITIVE 26-3633            86  70  0  215  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 VISION 26-1573              38  21  2  214  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 NAIMT BACKRUB 68-7192       50  29  1  213  FARFIGNEWTONS (640)        FIREHOLD
 GOKU 46-3655                25  25  2  213  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 NAVIGATOR 63-2068           39  35  0  212  CAR AND DRIVER (470)       AMEN-TEI

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JUPITER 44-2554             50  53  0  209  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
 MRS LIMESCHULTZ 46-2809     52  59  1  208  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT
-DIS-MOUNT 63-1970           49  22  1  208  DIS-TEAM (810)             AMEN-TEI
-IN THE AFTERNOON 82-10018   21  12  0  208  SUNNYDALE (904)            DWES EG
-MR BLACK 82-5468            17   7  1  207  FROM THE RESERVOIR (920)   DWES EG
 GIMETHATSHIELD 26-1306      41  31  1  203  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 HEATHER 48-3062             86 150  7  200  STARS (743)                CAER
-SHERRI 82-15114             11  14  0  200  SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 (975) DWES EG
 B. LLUD PITT 57-1171        87  77  0  199  COPYRITENFRINGMNTS (781)   ANDOR
 JE SUIS BIEN 26-626         81  45  1  199  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 WARLOCK 66-2473             66  96  2  199  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 SCRYB SPRITE 60-4003        61  58  0  197  MAGICK (772)               ARADI
 SANDS 11-4123               39  49  3  196  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 ZEPHYR 52-2935              47  18  0  195  ELEMENTAL FORCE (323)      FRATSFA
 PEPSI 68-8510               41  24  0  194  OVERWORLD (891)            FIREHOLD
-THE 'STACHE 40-2048         40  41  2  194  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU
 ZEBRAWOOD 41-3595           46  31  0  193  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-ASMODEUS 61-2353            35  11  5  193  ARCHLORDS OF ASSIAH (879)  JURINE
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           32  38  4  191  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 MICHAEL HONORBLADE 11-3300  88  54  0  190  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 SILENT LUCIDITY 48-2586     35  23  0  190  PSYCHOTIC ENDEAVOR (454)   CAER
 SALINE LAMORAK 11-4261      31  48  0  189  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 SHIVAA 26-3523              96  74  0  186  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 WISTERIA 11-3786            20  10  0  186  WHAT'S YOUR POISON (949)   ARUAK CITY
 QUICHE LORRAINE 46-3451     27  27  1  185  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT
 TALISMAN SHIELDGUA 11-4304  40  36  0  184  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
-STRAWBERRY BUSH 82-5460     17   7  0  184  POISONOUS PLANTS (919)     DWES EG

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-MERCURY 99-780              49  48  5  180  WAR SEEKERS (946)          SOUTH RIDGE
 BLUNT FORCE 63-2186         36  15  2  180  CAR AND DRIVER (470)       AMEN-TEI
 HUMMEL 14-1404              40  84  2  179  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
-HELIO 32-3733               45  47  4  178  ULTIMATE ACCELERATION (957 ARVAT
-THE DUCK 82-12670           22  13  1  178  SUPERIOR FORCES IX (973)   DWES EG
 WARPATH 66-2926             50  89  4  177  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 PUSSYCAT 14-3701            43  50  1  177  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR
 THE PINK RANGER 68-9166     29  21  1  175  SUPERIOR FORCES X (971)    FIREHOLD
-JESUS 82-5459               33  23  3  172  RISEN FROM THE DEAD (903)  DWES EG
 YERTLE THE TURTLE 11-2026   18   8  0  170  THE AVENGERS (646)         ARUAK CITY
-BABY 43-2863                19   8  2  168  DARK SIDE (970)            VEASTIAN
-RENSHAW 63-2033             41  36  1  162  BAILE BEAG (838)           AMEN-TEI
-SINAFAY 40-1899             24  30  0  162  WRAITHGUARD (373)          ZENSU
 SMITH 14-1282               42  84  4  158  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
-KINKY 40-2645               24  12  0  156  THE URGE (216)             ZENSU

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JOE SATRIANI 11-4422        21  22  2  149  THE HEADCUTTERS II (939)   ARUAK CITY
-WHITE CHRISTMAS 82-13930    16  16  2  146  SUPERIOR FORCES B103 (974) DWES EG
 DRIVEN 63-2398              26   5  1  142  CAR AND DRIVER (470)       AMEN-TEI
 FUZZY WARRIOR 14-1890       21   2  0  139  DA AFRO (660)              TOBIR
 BLACKRAZOR 11-4091          39  51  0  134  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 SCHENDIRK 63-2054           66  88  2  133  WAYFARERS (782)            AMEN-TEI
-BLITZKRIEG XXIII 60-5503    20  11  0  131  DEATH STUDS VII (877)      ARADI
-AZAZEL 15-2562              15  15  0  119  LORDS OF DARKNESS (925)    MALCORN
 VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928      17  21  0  118  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BRICK 20-389                33  27  0  100  THE BLUES (5)              SEAM
 MADMARTAGAN 57-2313         19   7  2  100  JIVE STEP BUNCH (644)      ANDOR
-STORM LXV 60-4972           22  10  0   99  DEATH STUDS VII (877)      ARADI
 RICK DERRIS 11-4932         20  12  0   94  VIEW ASKEW (981)           ARUAK CITY
-NOT LIKE YOU'D KNO 82-7050  21  16  4   92  MIKE THE HUNTER (954)      DWES EG
 TWILO THUNDER 60-5225       30  19  1   91  CLUB CULTURE (943)         ARADI

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-TRIUMPH 40-2160             12   5  0   88  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU
 BOOMER 20-357               21  12  0   81  THE BLUES (5)              SEAM
-GREAT BEAR 74-2851          18  15  0   81  TOTEM (934)                DAIYLA KIV
 NIGHTCRAWLER 57-2045        21   9  0   80  JIVE STEP BUNCH (644)      ANDOR
 DAIN BRAMAGE 14-3935        21  12  2   78  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 HOMELESS PRINCE 22-6012     21   5  0   76  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841    19  24  0   72  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 CURTIS JOSEPH 24-4384       18  13  0   64  THE MC5 (956)              ZORPUNT
-MR. GRINCH 26-2124          18   8  0   62  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 ATROPHY 14-4034             16   8  1   52  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN
VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928     17  21  0 SCARLET KNIGHTS 902    SMITH 14-1282          367

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Mars -- Well now, that was rotten.  You didn't even *bring* a shield.  How was I
suppose to win? -- Gimethatshield

Sands -- If it makes you feel any better, you were my second challenge.  I have been
unsuccessfully challenging the King's Sentinel for a while now.... -- Je Suis Bien

Saline Lamorak -- Well fought.  We'll have to dance again soon. -- Vision

Lukarian Lamorak -- Man, I tell ya, I am not used to this losing stuff. -- Homeless
Prince

Managers of Andorak -- What is up with the total lack of personal ads? -- Sablon-O-
Vlad

Mercury -- (puzzled look)  I thought you just stood around and measured the
temperature! -- Schendirk

Pluto -- I've always had a problem when it comes to kicking dogs.  I just can't do
it. -- B. Llud Pitt

Positive -- Ah, a train!  That is positively good news.  Thanks. -- Leeta Stormrider
P.S.  Not that you had anything to do with it, but still....

Zephyr -- Well, HECK.  You rotten, low-down, fight-winning skill-raper! -- Pussycat

Adie -- I don't know if that's arrogance or coincidence, but what difference does it
make?  You're gone and nobody's talking. -- Leeta

10 January 2004
ZalCon2 Updates (1/9/04)

     The contest will be starting on the turn due February 23rd, 2004 and run for 20
turns.
     Only one team will be allowed for each manager in the contest, regardless of
whether additional teams are announced as contest entries.  No exceptions for any
reason.
     The Style Master points should read that there is +1 point for beating a member
of your own style even if the warrior is not registered for the contest.
     Rolling points for consecutive turns as Style Master means that your warrior
gets the extra point every turn after the first 3 that he continues to hold the
title.
     The points for Quality Wins should be clarified to read the winning warrior is
ranked below by the number of recognition points needed for each bonus point at the
start of the fight.  For example, Warrior A (3-2-0, 17) beats Warrior B (4-1-0, 35)
and receives 2 bonus points under Quality Win for the 18 point difference in the
ranking.
     I believe that is all the clarifications for the moment, please feel free to
email, diplo, call or write me with any other questions or concerns about the
contest.
          Robert Occhipinti aka Zalgor Prigg

10 January 2004
                *     *     *  Third Annual Turf War  *     *      *

     Come one and all to DM 47 (North Fork) for the Third Annual Turf War!  Rules of
the contest will be posted in Turn #208's newsletter (due date Feb. 23).  The contest
will begin on Turn #209 (due date March 22).
     So, get a team there and register!  To register, you must send me a donation of
one (1) rollup CERTIFICATE.  Then, declare your alliance and team in the North Fork
personals.  You may also declare a warrior as champion, and that warrior will earn
(or lose!) double points in the contest!
     Roll-up certs will be *ALL* awarded as prizes, in addition to:

*** Highest Scoring Alliance -- Gets to Rename DM 47 for 6 months!
*** Most returns from DA (Alliance) -- Rename DA monsters for 6 months!
*** Most listings as "Style Masters" (Alliance) -- Pick arena to host the April "05
    Grand Tournament!
*** Warrior with the most awards -- Arenamaster named after him for 6 months!
*** Alliance with the most awards -- Pick the slow arena for TW 4!
*** Team with most "Style Master" listings -- Discover favorites of one warrior on
    team!
*** Warrior with most "Style Master" listings -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns!
    (I'll transfer $7.50 to the manager's account)
*** Alliance with the most kills -- Rename the stand-ins for 6 months!
*** Highest scoring Warrior -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns.  (I'll transfer
    $7.50 to their manager's account.)

     The contest will run for 10 turns, with the winners announced on turn #220.  See
the Turn #208 North Fork newsletter for complete rules and scoring system!  Direct
"declarations" to:  A.D. in the personals, and prize pot entry donations to:
                      Jason Mazuch HSP H-2
                      P.O. Box 339 #924385
                      Sparta, GA  31087-0339
     By snail mail or diplo through RSI.
               Bloody Sands!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
born.
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.
M A T R I X

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JUPITER devastated SALINE LAMORAK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GIMETHATSHIELD won victory over QUICHE LORRAINE in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
VISION overcame SANDS in a 2 minute Challenge match.
POSITIVE luckily beat ZEPHYR in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody Challenge duel.
JE SUIS BIEN was savagely defeated by SNOWY OWL in a exciting 3 minute Title fight.
PEPSI was devastated by BRUENOR BATTLEHAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DEADPOOL overpowered SILENT LUCIDITY in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CRYSTAL FIREBLADE handily defeated TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MONICA VIRTUESHIELD vanquished WOLVERINE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LEETA STORMRIDER vanquished BLUNT FORCE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
SHIVAA was viciously subdued by MRS LIMESCHULTZ in a popular 2 minute brutal bout.
ZEBRAWOOD subdued HUMMEL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute competition.
GOKU devastated WISTERIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
HEATHER overpowered WARPATH in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
B. LLUD PITT savagely defeated THE PINK RANGER in a popular 2 minute bloody duel.
SCRYB SPRITE was viciously subdued by NAVIGATOR in a exciting 3 minute bloody fray.
DIS-EMBOWEL devastated MICHAEL HONORBLADE in a 2 minute one-sided brawl.
NAIMT BACKRUB overpowered YERTLE THE TURTLE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
WARLOCK beat PUSSYCAT in a 2 minute fight.
SCHENDIRK slimly lost to FUZZY WARRIOR in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gory competition.
BLACKRAZOR was savagely defeated by DRIVEN in a exciting 2 minute gory duel.
JOE SATRIANI handily defeated MADMARTAGAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven duel.
VAJRA VALMEJAR was assassinated by SMITH in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
TWILO THUNDER was savagely defeated by BRICK in a action packed 3 minute gory fight.
LUKARIAN LAMORAK was defeated by DAIN BRAMAGE in a action packed 4 minute match.
NIGHTCRAWLER was outlasted by RICK DERRIS in a dull 14 minute gory duel.
HOMELESS PRINCE handily defeated ATROPHY in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CURTIS JOSEPH was viciously subdued by BOOMER in a popular 4 minute gory bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         AIMED BLOW        19 -  12 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         TOTAL PARRY       45 -  32 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         WALL OF STEEL     62 -  47 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK   119 - 102 -  2      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  18 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   41 -  44 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  17 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  28 -  1      24  |

Turn 367 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SNOWY OWL 71-3252          54  49  0  258 CALL OF THE WILD (805)
LUNGING ATTACK   DEADPOOL 66-2274           64  73  6  348 X-FORCE (415)
WALL OF STEEL    BRUENOR BATTLEHAMM 67-917  70  59  3  329 FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)
TOTAL PARRY      POSITIVE 26-3633           86  70  0  215 WARCKERS (587)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       GOKU 46-3655               25  25  2  213 DRAGONBALL Z (944)
BASHING ATTACK   MRS LIMESCHULTZ 46-2809    52  59  1  208 DEATHTONGUE (111)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MICHAEL HONORBLAD 11-3300  88  54  0  190 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)
PARRY-LUNGE      SILENT LUCIDITY 48-2586    35  23  0  190 PSYCHOTIC ENDEAVOR (454)
STRIKING ATTACK  QUICHE LORRAINE 46-3451    27  27  1  185 DEATHTONGUE (111)
PARRY-STRIKE     SMITH 14-1282              42  84  4  158 MIKES (831)

The overall popularity leader is HEATHER 48-3062.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ZEPHYR 52-2935.  The ten other most popular fighters were NAVIGATOR 63-2068, 
SCHENDIRK 63-2054, LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841, BOOMER 20-357, SNOWY OWL 71-3252, MRS 
LIMESCHULTZ 46-2809, TWILO THUNDER 60-5225, FUZZY WARRIOR 14-1890, JE SUIS BIEN 
26-626, and SHIVAA 26-3523.

The least popular fighter this week was RICK DERRIS 11-4932.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ATROPHY 14-4034, NIGHTCRAWLER 57-2045, WARPATH 66-2926, SILENT 
LUCIDITY 48-2586, SALINE LAMORAK 11-4261, MADMARTAGAN 57-2313, BLACKRAZOR 11-4091, 
THE PINK RANGER 68-9166, WISTERIA 11-3786, and WOLVERINE 66-3871.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
ARUAK CITY(11)       3  9 0  KATI-TEI(41)         1  0 0  ARADI(60)            0  2 0  
TOBIR(14)            3  3 1  KRILL(44)            1  0 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         3  2 0  
SEAM(20)             2  0 0  ARDIVENT(46)         2  1 0  TARRGIR(66)          3  2 0  
SOLVEN(22)           1  0 0  CAER(48)             1  1 0  BARIKALA(67)         1  0 0  
ZORPUNT(24)          1  1 0  FRATSFA(52)          0  1 0  FIREHOLD(68)         1  2 0  
CALEAM(26)           3  2 0  ANDOR(57)            1  2 0  KYR'TERR(71)         1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MONICA VIRTUESHIEL 11-3208  96  53  0  307  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 HUMMEL 14-1404              40  84  2  179  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 BRICK 20-389                33  27  0  100  THE BLUES (5)              SEAM
 HOMELESS PRINCE 22-6012     21   5  0   76  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849    80  84  0  225  KRILL CAVALRY (780)        ZORPUNT
 POSITIVE 26-3633            86  70  0  215  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 ZEBRAWOOD 41-3595           46  31  0  193  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 JUPITER 44-2554             50  53  0  209  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
 GOKU 46-3655                25  25  2  213  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 HEATHER 48-3062             86 150  7  200  STARS (743)                CAER
 ZEPHYR 52-2935              47  18  0  195  ELEMENTAL FORCE (323)      FRATSFA
 B. LLUD PITT 57-1171        87  77  0  199  COPYRITENFRINGMNTS (781)   ANDOR
 SCRYB SPRITE 60-4003        61  58  0  197  MAGICK (772)               ARADI
 DIS-EMBOWEL 63-2025         45  38  0  227  DIS-TEAM (810)             AMEN-TEI
 DEADPOOL 66-2274            64  73  6  348  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  70  59  3  329  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 NAIMT BACKRUB 68-7192       50  29  1  213  FARFIGNEWTONS (640)        FIREHOLD
 SNOWY OWL 71-3252           54  49  0  258  CALL OF THE WILD (805)     KYR'TERR