ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 07/22/2003    Duedate: 08/18/2003

CRYSALIS

DM-106    TURN-133

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 BLOOD LUST 73/978       5    2  0 71.4      ANCIENT KNIGHTS 65/817                
  2 REAL BEER 21/859     1517  750 19 66.9   12 ONE GOOD DUDE 72/396  386  392  4 49.6
    PRIMATES-R-US 25/963                        PAUL'Z PHARTZ 65/985                  
    ALPHABET SOUP 73/943                        ALL THE MUN'S MEN 37/219              
    MISTAKEN IDENTITY 73/96                     INSP GADGETS MINIONS 7/214            
    THINGS GEORGE DOES 73/812                   KIWI CONNECTION 13/747                
    PARTY ANIMALS 5/476                         THE FAMILY TREE 20/717                
    ROYAL FLUSH 47/10                           OTAGO HIGHLANDERS 14/808              
    CHAPEL ROCK 79/615                       13 DARQUE FORCES 44/857   30   31  1 49.2
    INGRATE WHITE NORTH 60/745                  DARQUE FORCES 72/1009                 
    IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS 7/883                  DARQUE FORCES 45/941                  
  3-TOOL BOX 2/959          2    1  0 66.7      DARQUE FORCES 31/908                  
    BARHOPPERS 25/1008                          DARQUE FORCES 71/863                  
    PLATOON 37/999                              DARQUE FORCES IV 71/1014              
  4 HAREM 25/998           33   18  2 64.7   14-ACTION TOYS 41/1000   129  142  2 47.6
    A UNIT 25/835                               GAMES PEOPLE PLAY 82/1001             
    A UNIT XV 82/851                         15 DARK SIDHE 50/642      98  117  0 45.6
    A  UNIT 10/961                           16 SIR AGLIO 10/716       33   41  0 44.6
    A UNIT XI 82/849                            OUTA THIS WORLD 82/1002               
    A UNIT 70/844                            17-LORDS OF VAL 31/1005   28   35  0 44.4
    A UNIT XII 82/850                        18 ANDORIAN KNIG 11/962   17   24  1 41.5
  5-IRON CURTAIN 50/791    13   10  0 56.5   19-DYSERAY 8/901           4    6  1 40.0
    OPHIDIAN ORDER 39/705                    20-MASTER BLASTE 50/251   22   34  0 39.3
  6 DREAM TEAMS 41/919     77   61  1 55.8   21-DRAKE'S LODG 73/1003    7   11  0 38.9
    MIKE'S MISFITS 1/793                     22 DRINKING BUDD 39/574   72  126  0 36.4
    DEADLY DE-PARTED 11/370                  23 SAND DANCERS 52/942   226  415  1 35.3
  7 OVERLORDS 20/371       52   42  0 55.3      SAND DANCERS 51/610                   
    THE STORMGUARDS 31/192                      SAND DANCERS 78/848                   
  8 CARNIVAL 4/686         48   40  0 54.5      THE MIDDLE WAY 39/946                 
    MEDICINE SHOW 21/687                     24 BLOCKS 79/568          16   45  0 26.2
    CARNIVAL 25/866                          25 RUNNING AMOK 54/979     2    6  0 25.0
  9-2ND ARCTIC GU 71/994   12   10  0 54.5   26 COFFEE RULES 47/1007    2    0  0  100
 10-WAY TO GO! I 73/1010  101   86  2 54.0   27-SOLIPSISM II 31/1004    1    1  0 50.0
 11-CANADIAN CLUB 50/76    36   33  0 52.2   28 PBA 78/1006             0    2  0  0.0
    FEARSOME LEGENDS 6/995                   29 WALKING DEATH 45/771    0    1  0  0.0

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Eye of the Storm #62 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Isle of the Eye:

     They didn't get to see Sheila Greywand, which was a surprise.  Some sort of
secretary told them that she was "very busy."  They should take their trophy, which
might or might not be the Eye of the South, to the Stronghold Academy and turn it
over to Senior Wizard Tanrith.  Then he shut the door in their faces.
     "You would think," Mr. Testosterone muttered angrily, "that after sending us--
personally sending us, at that--on a special mission of 'surpassing importance',
she'd want to at least hear our report in person and ask us some questions."
     "One might think that," Bellerophon agreed.  "I suppose she might be occupied
with more pressing matters," he went on slowly, staring at the shut door.
     "We were given to understand that there WERE no more pressing matters than
finding out what happened to the Eyes," Tamea Soulkeeper growled.  "But not only are
we turned away at her door, we could barely get onto the Isle at all!"
     "That might be one of the more pressing matters," Skirnir suggested.
     "Ha!  I know when I've been insulted."  Tamea glared at the door.  "It would
serve her right if we didn't take the Eye to the Academy."
     "No, WE should do things properly, even if SHE is too busy," E.A. Polecat cut
in.  "Besides, what would we do with the thing?"  He looked at the towel-wrapped
bundle uneasily.
     "And even if we, you know, get away with it now," Debby Tonte predicted, "SHE
will notice later on, and then we'll be in trouble.  SHE always notices sooner or
later."
     "What's the point in arguing?" Onuphre asked.  "We're going to take it to the
Stronghold Academy, to this Senior Wizard, so let's just do it.  I want to go back to
my guildhouse, take a hot bath, get a good meal, and a night's sleep in a real bed
for a change."  He glanced sideways at Debby.  "Not that the Rithakar Hilton wasn't
okay, but I want my own bed."
     "I agree," Natasha Knight said from the back of the group.  "Let's just get rid
of the thing and be done with all this.  Where is the Stronghold Academy from here?"
She moved to the outer door and peered into the fog uncertainly.
     Debby tugged her beach jacket more securely around her well-tanned figure and
stepped out into the fog.  "It's right down there."  She gestured at nothing visible
to the others.
     The gladiators glanced at each other.  Bellerophon shrugged.  "She always lands
on her feet," he murmured.  "She probably does know where the Academy is, and we want
to get rid of this.  Let's go."
     They went.
     Ten minutes brisk walk brought them to a stout brick wall topped with iron
spikes.  The porter at the heavy gate, a pale, weedy specimen who looked more like a
student of magic than any kind of guard, let them in without argument, and directed
them to Tanrith's workroom.
     Tanrith looked old, as befitted a senior wizard.  He also looked tired, but that
was not their problem.  He took the towel-wrapped stone from them, set it on a bare
table, and unwrapped it.  The stone was a sphere a little bigger than a man's head,
chalky white, smooth but dull of surface, and faint shadows cast by nothing visible
moved just under its skin.
     The wizard sighed.  "This was, indeed, one of the Eyes," he said.  "It's beyond
recovery now, poor thing.  Best to put it out of its misery...."
     "You make it sound like something alive," E.A. Polecat muttered.
     "It is.  Or it was.  The records state plainly that when Lady Greywand created
the Eyes, each was built around the soul, spirit, or whatever you want to call it, of
a living person.  I'm surprised they lasted as long as they did."
     "Why?"  Tamea Soulkeeper leaned forward intently.  "Why should they not survive
for even longer when preserved by spells?"
     "Nothing but the vast mind of a Great Dragon lasts without decay for more than a
few hundred years in nature.  Spells may extend that period to as much as a thousand
years, but beyond that point...no."  The old man sighed.  "Oh, to be sure, you can
keep it GOING with spells, but it changes.  Memory frays away, personality twists
into new channels, and the resilience of the healthy mind is lost.  The mind may
retain function, indeed, it may be quite powerful, but it isn't sane by any measure."
     Nobody said anything.  Bellerophon didn't look at the other gladiators, but in
his mind was the awareness that Sheila Greywand was considerably more than a thousand
years old.  Was this man saying SHE was insane?  Impossible...or was it?
     "That's two of the Eyes recovered," Tanrith went on.  "The East and the South.
Good work."
     "And luck," Bellerophon said.  "Luck, and help when we needed it."
     "If the Eyes are useless now," Tamea asked, "what happens to the Arcanum and
magic?"
     "Nobody knows for sure," the old wizard said.  "Disruption of normal life, at
the least.  Beyond that, we must wait and see."

          + ]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."

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #10 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Talahya?

     "I'm not sure that would be a good idea," Fizban said cautiously.  "We don't
know where we are, but we DO know that the Gate we came through must be near here.
If we go farther away, we could lose track of our route home."
     Moonjumper patted his hand.  "It's okay, we're as lost as we'll ever be
already!"
     "What wonderful news."  The old wizard sighed.
     "Besides, we're Lord Protectors," Scarlatti pointed out, straightening up from
his examination of the water.  "Part of our DUTY is to explore new realms."
     "And our pleasure, as well," Carris Fallstar agreed.  "Let's see if there is a
boat, a ferry or some other boat.  I feel like sailing!"
     Fizban looked from one to another of his companions, shook his head slightly,
and sighed.  Maybe it was a sign of his age, but he really didn't like the idea of
getting completely lost.  At least here, there was the illusion that by retracing
their steps, they could find the Gate they'd come through and return to the Isle.
     Rodan leaned closer to him.  "It will be okay," the blind gladiator murmured.
"I can retrace a long route as easily as a short one.  And it is better to do
something, even something wrong, than to do nothing."

Lirin Kiv?

     The carriage moved through the streets slowly, as though the driver was feeling
his way in the fog.  The fog wasn't heavy enough to justify that kind of groping
progress, but Shylock kept quiet.  No point in berating the driver.  Besides, the
Lord Protector was also making full use of the chance to stare around.  So was
Clemenda, he noted, well, that was okay.  He didn't normally like people around him
to be TOO alert, but in this peculiar situation, no telling what might be significant
and who might notice it first.
     The temple to Somebody Who Wasn't Mantor vanished behind them.  Shylock counted
turns and blocks and finally set his teeth against possible disaster and looked
toward where the arena should have been.  Hmm.  Not the same structure, but there
were points of similarity.
     It might be an arena.

Sorry to be so brief, but time and heat is pressing.  More to come, if it rains. --
the Scribe

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                         Reflections by the Chief Tower Guard

Try and give Canadian Mist a shot at the throne, and someone goes scurrying away.
Won't be happening again any time in the near future.  This turn, I will go for the
style mismatch, and challenge Aulic.  This is one slippery dude.  Regularly goes 6+
minutes against heavy armoured foes, but even when gasping and wheezing, pulls the
crit dodges out of Magician's top hat.  Of course, my challenge, and the challenges
of the rest of Crip's Crap were not coordinated this time, so it is possible that
someone else may get Aulic, so Kalandra gets the back-up challenge.

Good luck to all in the Philly Phacer, Crip says I get to go try and improve on my 5-
3 showing from the last mailer, and Prince Apple will be joining me.  Grolsch will be
trying his hand at the ADM tourney, along with Fighter Ace, King Foraday, Juninho and
Beervahna.

Willie Makit
Mistaken Identity.

P.S.  Fengar II, congrats on win number one hundred.

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     "Welcome to your friendly neighborhood spy report"?  Is this a friendly
neighborhood spy report?  Alarond doubts that Crysalis will ever be the same.  I
didn't realize.  The same as what?  Why?  Or why not?  "Was that the Duelmaster I saw
last night, cramped under the table at The Swinging Aardvark?"  I don't know, was it?
And if so, what was he doing at the Aardvark, a low dive.  Very low.  "A green
quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling."  Yes?  But wouldn't it be prone
to splitting as it dries?  And should we take the word of a basher in any case?  I
mean, a basher, well, you know what they're like.
     So many questions....
     Andorian Knights were avoided by Royal Flush.  Yet another unknown--why?  Or as
Alarond says, "Anyone surprised?"  Should we be?  Kalandra got the most challenges.
Are challenges collectible?  Is she onto a good thing here?
     "We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and
shave it close?"  It?  What it?  "Is it really true that CRYSALIS has more
dishwashers per capita that fighters?"  I certainly hope so!  I like my dishes clean.
     "Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe."
This is true, but it makes it unsuitable for formal wear.

     We had thirty-seven fights, sixteen of them being challenge matches.  Several
standbys fought, but I'm not going to count them today.
     NORM PETERSON (39-2745) (38-64-0,43) of DRINKING BUDDIES fought WRITER'S (79-
1069) (26-52-1,50) of BLOCKS.  NORM PETERSON was beaten by WRITER'S in a 2 minute
duel.  Does this, perhaps, explain why Norm never does personals?
     FEUDER (45-1305) (23-19-0,88) of WALKING DEATH fought FOGGY (72-4595) (9-1-2,58)
of DARQUE FORCES.  FEUDER was handily defeated by FOGGY in a popular 1 minute uneven
match.  I don't believe I've seen this Feuder around before.  Welcome to Crysalis,
Feuder, and think nothing of losing your first fight.  Many people do.  They call it
"paying your dues."
     DANNIA TYL SIO (52-3393) (28-17-1,87) of SAND DANCERS fought AB DESTINED 4 THE
DA (65-1154) (12-3-2,76) of PAUL'Z PHARTZ.  DANNIA TYL SIO narrowly defeated AB
DESTINED 4 THE DA in an exciting 3 minute match.  Did you know there's a village in
the Khriatrin's called Da?  Is this Ab supposed to go there?
     SUPERMUN (37-2138) (35-30-0,149) of ALL THE MUN'S MEN fought TYRE (31-3713) (26-
15-0,98) of DARQUE FORCES.  SUPERMUN luckily beat TYRE in an exciting 9 minute
gruesome struggle.  Nine minutes is rather long, but then, it wasn't ME standing out
there, so I guess I can't complain.  I had shade and a cool drink, after all.
     JUAN (41-2304) (20-13-0,119) of DREAM TEAMS fought DOLLFACE (39-2372) (53-72-
1,137) of DRINKING BUDDIES.  JUAN vanquished DOLLFACE in an exciting 1 minute
mismatched fight.  I don't know HOW many times Debby has told Dollface to cut back on
the drinking (or get umbrellas), but some people just don't listen.
     SNOOKUMS (82-610) (31-32-0,141) of A UNIT XI fought DUNEDIN (14-3703) (26-29-
0,128) of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS.  SNOOKUMS unbelievably bested DUNEDIN in a crowd
pleasing 4 minute match.  Why should this one be hard to believe?
     MOUNTEBANK (4-2083) (42-17-0,137) of CARNIVAL fought KYRA (51-3774) (39-35-
1,112) of SAND DANCERS.  MOUNTEBANK was savagely defeated by KYRA in an exciting 3
minute gory bout.  I don't need to comment on this one, do I?  Both warriors are
likely to have plenty to say next time!
     MONKEY BUSINESS (25-4040) (25-15-0,160) of PRIMATES-R-US fought CARLA (39-2428)
(57-65-1,125) of DRINKING BUDDIES.  MONKEY BUSINESS overpowered CARLA in a popular 1
minute one-sided match.  Carla's got the same problem as Dollface, of course.  No
umbrellas in her drinks, and too many drinks.  Not to run down Monkey's victory--a
worthy effort.
     DISCO QUEEN (47-1992) (30-10-1,174) of ROYAL FLUSH fought TASHIA (11-2740) (24-
29-1,142) of DEADLY DE-PARTED.  DISCO QUEEN was defeated by TASHIA in an action
packed 2 minute duel.  Sometimes, flashing lights aren't enough.
     OUR LADY PEACE (79-1191) (22-6-2,159) of CHAPEL ROCK fought EVIL INPUTTER (106-
7) (0-0-0,110) of Importunate Fans.  OUR LADY PEACE vanquished EVIL INPUTTER in a 1
minute one-sided bout.  Everyone cheered.
     BUTCH (70-6657) (28-22-2,160) of A UNIT fought BALCLUTHA (14-3169) (23-27-1,136)
of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS.  BUTCH unBelievably Bested BALCLUTHA in a 2 minute Bloody Bout.
A battle of the Bs.
     BEERVAHNA (60-4292) (28-28-3,200) of INGRATE WHITE NORTH fought TELGOR (106-27)
(0-0-0,200) of Importunate Fans.  BEERVAHNA was vanquished by TELGOR in a 1 minute
one-sided fray.  Rumor has it that Telgor has been taking part-time work, and
training, as a bookie's leg-breaker.  So watch out for him!
     JUNINHO (7-4001) (20-12-1,190) of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS fought ALYSSA (82-656)
(30-29-0,179) of A UNIT XII.  JUNINHO won victory over ALYSSA in a 2 minute bout.  I
knew a Sweet Alyssa once.  She was like a delicate white flower, and easily trampled
by a footballer, I'm sure.
     LONALILTA (50-2806) (46-39-2,206) of DARK SIDHE fought SIR PLUS (10-4316) (26-
19-1,162) of SIR AGLIO.  LONALILTA vanquished SIR PLUS in an exciting 1 minute one-
sided fight.  Sir was excited, all right, by Lonalita....
     FATHER OF ALL MUNS (20-2306) (28-37-1,199) of THE FAMILY TREE fought DAIRY QUEEN
(47-2685) (56-33-2,169) of ROYAL FLUSH.  FATHER OF ALL MUNS savagely defeated DAIRY
QUEEN in a exciting 3 minute gory duel.  Father knows best, after all.
     TEN COMMANDMENTS (47-3843) (36-28-0,210) of ROYAL FLUSH fought CLOTTO (106-25)
(0-0-0,181) of Importunate Fans.  TEN COMMANDMENTS was luckily beaten by CLOTTO in a
2 minute gory match.  "Luckily" because...well, I won't tell you what Clotto was up
to, but it wasn't something that Ten would have approved of.
     SITS ON HIS DUFF (73-1810) (34-17-3,194) of THINGS GEORGE DOES fought AMBER
WOLFWALKER (106-11) (0-0-0,220) of Importunate Fans.  SITS ON HIS DUFF handily
defeated AMBER WOLFWALKER in a 2 minute uneven duel.  But Amber was scheduled to walk
a wolf this afternoon, and who's going to do it now?
     FIGHTER ACE (47-1189) (49-37-6,190) of ROYAL FLUSH fought TATTOO (25-947) (45-
43-1,195) of CARNIVAL.  FIGHTER ACE was vanquished by TATTOO in a 1 minute one-sided
match.  The worst of it, of course, was the hollering after the fight, when the
orderlies held Ace down while Tattoo applied some, er, "decoration."
     TEMPUS (31-538) (31-24-0,204) of THE STORMGUARDS fought F.O.A.D. (73-442) (28-
11-2,199) of ALPHABET SOUP.  TEMPUS was devastated by F.O.A.D. in a popular 1 minute
one-sided contest.  "Fought On A Dare"?
     AVAUNT (10-4170) (40-26-2,247) of A  UNIT fought PRINCE APPLE (47-325) (94-69-
2,211) of ROYAL FLUSH.  AVAUNT was savagely defeated by PRINCE APPLE in a popular 6
minute bloody match.  At the end of six minutes in the sun, I would have been savage,
too.
     GROLSCH (21-5029) (30-3-4,238) of REAL BEER fought SANDMAN (11-3923) (49-47-
2,185) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS.  GROLSCH savagely defeated SANDMAN in an exciting 6
minute brutal bout.  You see?  More six-minute savagery.

     Ah, the challenge matches--
     URSULA (45-3713) (21-13-1,85) of DARQUE FORCES challenged SABRETOOTH (54-2269)
(19-9-2,86) of RUNNING AMOK.  Up 1.  URSULA devastated SABRETOOTH in a 1 minute
mismatched Challenge brawl.  Well, it looks like Sabertooth won't be lacking women's
couches to drape over.  Just so long as they don't insist on skinning him first....
     NIBENAY (71-3380) (20-17-1,54) of DARQUE FORCES challenged GABRIA HAND (39-3294)
(24-23-1,54) of THE MIDDLE WAY.  Straight across.  NIBENAY was overpowered by GABRIA
HAND in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.  She's on a roll!  (Cinnamon with
raisons and vanilla frosting.)
     MATADOR (11-4139) (33-31-2,46) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS challenged 300 (78-2346) (15-
10-0,38) of PBA.  Down 8.  MATADOR viciously subdued 300 in a popular 2 minute
gruesome Challenge conflict.  Is this the way to make a newcomer feel welcome?
     ESPRESSO (47-4556) (15-7-1,64) of COFFEE RULES! challenged MIRTA (51-4033) (38-
25-1,89) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 25.  ESPRESSO demolished MIRTA in a 1 minute one-sided
Challenge brawl.  Too much caffeine too late at night....
     HANNYA (73-4350) (21-4-1,143) of BLOOD LUST challenged AVONSIDE (13-3927) (29-
33-1,148) of KIWI CONNECTION.  Up 5.  HANNYA bested AVONSIDE in a 1 minute Challenge
battle.  But the real question is, do you LIKE kiwi fruits?  They're so...green.
     BELGOROTH (50-3175) (25-25-0,117) of DARK SIDHE challenged JOYCE (25-4387) (23-
14-0,124) of HAREM.  Up 7.  BELGOROTH was savagely defeated by JOYCE in a crowd
pleasing 2 minute Challenge match.  Numerologically, this is obvious.  A warrior from
arena fifty is an obvious candidate to beat one from arena twenty-five.  The bookies
gave him 2-1 odds.
     STONEWALL (11-3900) (46-49-2,150) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS challenged MAGICIAN (21-
1040) (45-37-0,171) of MEDICINE SHOW.  Up 21.  STONEWALL was overpowered by MAGICIAN
in a 3 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.  I always thought a magician was
supposed to use a magic box when sawing someone in half.
     GERTRUDE (44-2582) (20-7-0,138) of DARQUE FORCES challenged SANDPAWN (11-4169)
(39-20-1,146) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS.  Up 8.  GERTRUDE viciously subdued SANDPAWN in a
popular 6 minute gory Challenge duel.  Viciously and darquely.
     SANDBLASTER (11-3899) (47-48-3,166) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS challenged SIR LY (10-
4116) (36-25-0,167) of SIR AGLIO.  Up 1.  SANDBLASTER won victory over SIR LY in an
action packed 5 minute gory Challenge duel.  Dare we wonder what Sir Ly was doing
last night to be so tired this morning?
     FENGAR II (20-61) (100-69-1,210) of OVERLORDS challenged KITALA THE BOLD (78-
875) (77-97-2,210) of SAND DANCERS.  Straight across.  FENGAR II overcame KITALA THE
BOLD in an action packed 2 minute Challenge fight.  Ah, well, no winning streak lasts
forever.
     KING UVDAHELL (47-1643) (28-11-1,193) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged SNOOPER (1-5154)
(28-17-3,196) of MIKE'S MISFITS.  Up 3.  KING UVDAHELL was overpowered by SNOOPER in
a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.  Rumor has it that Snooper learned the
necessary skills to beat King by spying on him!  Snooper, this is an offense against
the Spies' Union.
     KING FORADAY (47-3762) (37-36-4,200) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged SCUM #1 (50-2743)
(43-47-0,204) of DARK SIDHE.  Up 4.  KING FORADAY savagely defeated SCUM #1 in a 6
minute Challenge competition.  Ah, a King who won't be trifled with.  Although I
rather like trifle, myself.  In small servings, of course.
     NEWT GINGRICH (5-3399) (67-23-0,205) of PARTY ANIMALS challenged ATONEMENT (82-
761) (38-25-0,239) of A UNIT XV.  Up 34.  NEWT GINGRICH was bested by ATONEMENT in a
popular 1 minute Challenge fight.  Less partying, Newt!
     JACK VALTRAEDS (47-407) (79-56-2,217) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged AULIC (25-3944)
(33-25-0,229) of A UNIT.  Up 12.  JACK VALTRAEDS was savagely defeated by AULIC in a
7 minute Challenge fight.  It would appear that seven was NOT a lucky number for
Jack.
     SIDON (31-3712) (28-18-2,179) of DARQUE FORCES TV challenged CRUMBSNATCHER (72-
1842) (44-26-1,190) of ONE GOOD DUDE.  Up 11.  SIDON was devastated by CRUMBSNATCHER
in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Congratulations to Sidon on having a TV
challenge, but is this the use it should be put to?  Don't forget, you're on an
adventure, and authors are terribly impressionable.
     KALANDRA (50-2443) (50-54-3,260) of DARK SIDHE challenged WILLIE MAKIT (73-514)
(98-36-2,405) of MISTAKEN IDENTITY.  Up 145.  KALANDRA was vanquished by WILLIE MAKIT
in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.  A bold try, Kalandra, and better luck
next time.  Good work, Willie.

                                        Livia

THE TOWER GUARDIAN            W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WILLIE MAKIT 73-514         99  36  2  415  MISTAKEN IDENTITY (96)     ERINIKA

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ATONEMENT 82-761            39  25  0  267  A UNIT XV (851)            DWES EG
 AULIC 25-3944               34  25  0  249  A UNIT (835)               LYRATILAN
 GROLSCH 21-5029             31   3  4  243  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
-CANADIAN MIST 50-1136       32  18  1  239  CANADIAN CLUB (76)         SNOWBOUND
 PRINCE APPLE 47-325         95  69  2  226  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-YENDOR 6-503                58  47  0  223  FEARSOME LEGENDS (995)     TRANSEL
 FENGAR II 20-61            101  69  1  218  OVERLORDS (371)            SEAM
 SNOOPER 1-5154              29  17  3  215  MIKE'S MISFITS (793)       MORDANT
 F.O.A.D. 73-442             29  11  2  215  ALPHABET SOUP (943)        ERINIKA
 LONALILTA 50-2806           47  39  2  211  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
 FATHER OF ALL MUNS 20-2306  29  37  1  211  THE FAMILY TREE (717)      SEAM

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TATTOO 25-947               46  43  1  210  CARNIVAL (866)             LYRATILAN
 SITS ON HIS DUFF 73-1810    35  17  3  210  THINGS GEORGE DOES (812)   ERINIKA
 KING FORADAY 47-3762        38  36  4  208  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 KALANDRA 50-2443            50  55  3  206  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
 AVAUNT 10-4170              40  27  2  205  A  UNIT (961)              KOLACT
 KITALA THE BOLD 78-875      77  98  2  204  SAND DANCERS (848)         LIN TIRIAN
 CRUMBSNATCHER 72-1842       45  26  1  202  ONE GOOD DUDE (396)        DRAGONHEAD
 JACK VALTRAEDS 47-407       79  57  2  200  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 NEWT GINGRICH 5-3399        67  24  0  199  PARTY ANIMALS (476)        KALTOS
 SCUM #1 50-2743             43  48  0  199  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
 SANDMAN 11-3923             49  48  2  194  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 TEMPUS 31-538               31  25  0  194  THE STORMGUARDS (192)      CHIMLEVTAL
 JUNINHO 7-4001              21  12  1  194  IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (883) BONSUR
 BEERVAHNA 60-4292           28  29  3  190  INGRATE WHITE NORTH (745)  ARADI
 KING UVDAHELL 47-1643       28  12  1  187  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 TEN COMMANDMENTS 47-3843    36  29  0  186  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 FIGHTER ACE 47-1189         49  38  6  182  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SANDBLASTER 11-3899         48  48  3  181  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
-CANADA COOLER 50-1904       26  18  0  181  CANADIAN CLUB (76)         SNOWBOUND

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ALYSSA 82-656               30  30  0  179  A UNIT XII (850)           DWES EG
 MAGICIAN 21-1040            46  37  0  177  MEDICINE SHOW (687)        SUNSET
 SIDON 31-3712               28  19  2  177  DARQUE FORCES (908)        CHIMLEVTAL
 TASHIA 11-2740              25  29  1  176  DEADLY DE-PARTED (370)     ARUAK CITY
 DAIRY QUEEN 47-2685         56  34  2  172  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 SIR LY 10-4116              36  26  0  164  SIR AGLIO (716)            KOLACT
 SIR PLUS 10-4316            26  20  1  164  SIR AGLIO (716)            KOLACT
-THANATO 39-2824             25  19  1  163  OPHIDIAN ORDER (705)       XOCHITHLAN
 BUTCH 70-6657               29  22  2  162  A UNIT (844)               SENTERN
 MONKEY BUSINESS 25-4040     26  15  0  162  PRIMATES-R-US (963)        LYRATILAN
 OUR LADY PEACE 79-1191      23   6  2  161  CHAPEL ROCK (615)          MIROI CHANG
 GERTRUDE 44-2582            21   7  0  160  DARQUE FORCES (857)        KRILL
 DISCO QUEEN 47-1992         30  11  1  153  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 SUPERMUN 37-2138            36  30  0  151  ALL THE MUN'S MEN (219)    SIBIKHAS
 HANNYA 73-4350              22   4  1  151  BLOOD LUST (978)           ERINIKA

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STONEWALL 11-3900           46  50  2  148  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 KYRA 51-3774                40  35  1  146  SAND DANCERS (610)         TRICORUS
 SNOOKUMS 82-610             32  32  0  146  A UNIT XI (849)            DWES EG
 AVONSIDE 13-3927            29  34  1  145  KIWI CONNECTION (747)      DULLENS
 SANDPAWN 11-4169            39  21  1  144  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 BALCLUTHA 14-3169           23  28  1  140  OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (808)    TOBIR
 JUAN 41-2304                21  13  0  139  DREAM TEAMS (919)          KATI-TEI
-BUCKNER 50-2841             25  23  1  134  IRON CURTAIN (791)         SNOWBOUND
 JOYCE 25-4387               24  14  0  130  HAREM (998)                LYRATILAN
 DUNEDIN 14-3703             26  30  0  129  OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (808)    TOBIR
 CARLA 39-2428               57  66  1  127  DRINKING BUDDIES (574)     XOCHITHLAN
-BAULINDA 8-4024             20  14  2  126  DYSERAY (901)              ARKERS
 DOLLFACE 39-2372            53  73  1  120  DRINKING BUDDIES (574)     XOCHITHLAN
 MOUNTEBANK 4-2083           42  18  0  120  CARNIVAL (686)             JHELUM
 BELGOROTH 50-3175           25  26  0  118  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
-OINGO BOINGO 3-4034         26  24  0  102  DOUBLE TROUBLE (960)       OSKSI

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TYRE 31-3713                26  16  0  100  DARQUE FORCES (908)        CHIMLEVTAL
 URSULA 45-3713              22  13  1  100  DARQUE FORCES (941)        STORMCROWE
-DR. NO-NOOKIE 50-865        26   9  0   99  MASTER BLASTERS (251)      SNOWBOUND
 DANNIA TYL SIO 52-3393      29  17  1   97  SAND DANCERS (942)         FRATSFA
-*WINTER* 65-3644            23  18  1   95  ANCIENT KNIGHTS (817)      DAL SHANG
 ESPRESSO 47-4556            16   7  1   95  COFFEE RULES! (1007)       NORTH FORK
-BILLY LILLY 28-3416         26  13  1   92  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FOGGY 72-4595               10   1  2   86  DARQUE FORCES (1009)       DRAGONHEAD
-HOCKEY DUCK 39-937          23  11  1   81  DUCKS UNLIMITED (129)      XOCHITHLAN
-MONKEY WRENCH 2-4403        16  16  1   80  TOOL BOX (959)             NIANIA
 AB DESTINED 4 THE  65-1154  12   4  2   80  PAUL'Z PHARTZ (985)        DAL SHANG
-JUNGLE BOB 7-3032           16  22  2   78  INSP GADGETS MINIONS (214) BONSUR
 SABRETOOTH 54-2269          19  10  2   77  RUNNING AMOK (979)         TROCAR
-BARRETT 71-3571             17  16  2   69  DARQUE FORCES IV (1014)    KYR'TERR
 MIRTA 51-4033               38  26  1   68  SAND DANCERS (610)         TRICORUS
 GABRIA HAND 39-3294         25  23  1   67  THE MIDDLE WAY (946)       XOCHITHLAN
-KAMIKAZE 73-3052            17  14  1   66  WAY TO GO! II (1010)       ERINIKA
-DROSS 31-4305               16  11  2   66  SOLIPSISM II (1004)        CHIMLEVTAL
-VAMPIRE 25-4546             16   8  0   66  BARHOPPERS (1008)          LYRATILAN
 FEUDER 45-1305              23  20  0   65  WALKING DEATH (771)        STORMCROWE
-BALI 59-2266                17  12  1   64  ISLANDERS (804)            ILLIS
-SHAWINIGAN SMURF 28-3431    18   8  1   63  CANADIAN BACON (986)       MORYA

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MATADOR 11-4139             34  31  2   55  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 WRITER'S 79-1069            27  52  1   54  BLOCKS (568)               MIROI CHANG
-DOMINO 8-3994               14   5  3   50  BONDAGE (956)              ARKERS
 NIBENAY 71-3380             20  18  1   45  DARQUE FORCES (863)        KYR'TERR
-GRIFFIN 31-4510             12   6  1   43  MYTH (1012)                CHIMLEVTAL
 NORM PETERSON 39-2745       38  65  0   40  DRINKING BUDDIES (574)     XOCHITHLAN
 300 78-2346                 15  11  0   37  PBA (1006)                 LIN TIRIAN

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

CFH -- Welcome to Crysalis.  Now our V.C. presence here is growing. -- Abraxis

Master Darque -- Welcome back to Crysalis. -- Abraxis

Juan -- Nothing personal. -- Hannya

     It probably FELT personal!

Mr. Coffee -- Welcome aboard, though I think you'll find the going a little tougher 
than North Fork. -- Crip

Abby, Icelord, Carny -- Thanks for the words.  I will continue to run all my Royal 
Flush warriors until Primus induction, and the personal favourites here and there.  
Note that personal favourites and good can be mutually exclusive terms.  Using good 
as a guideline, the likes of Beervahna, F.O.A.D, Sits On His Duff, and Juninho would 
never get to fight in the Champions class here.  On the other hand, Grolsch, Newt 
Gingrich and Monkey Business are both favoured and good. -- Crip

Icelord -- I have the oddest of goals in Chimlevtal.  Do not expect much from me 
there. -- Crip

     You mean, goals like "Have fun"?

Kitala-the-???-Far-Not-Inducted --- The ??? falls right where the 3-hole punch 
pierces the newsletter, so I have no idea who you are this month.  But you should 
avoid the entry to Primus, not for an inability to win, but it becomes much tougher 
to teach your opponents skills at that locale.  But I have confidence that you could 
still do it. -- Juninho

Father of all Muns -- All that strength, and you slept in and missed the duels. -- 
Jack Valtraeds

     Fathers get to do that sometimes.

Mountebank -- Consider thyself challenged as soon as you are in my range.  Always 
seeking a courageous foe. -- Willie Makit

Stonewall -- Frogs Outlive Ancient Dinosaurs? -- F.O.A.D.

Avaunt, Atonement, Aulic -- Challenge all the units to get a title fight with 
Canadian Mist, and low and beholds, the Foggy Canuck fails to show. -- Sits on His 
Duff, F.O.A.D. and King Foraday

Kalandra -- You've improved since our last bout. -- Fighter Ace

     That's the idea here, no?  To improve steadily?

Snooper -- That was for all the Ripper marbles here. -- Jack Valtraeds

Scum #1 -- Finally maxed, only took 37 fights here in Crysalis to learn those last 3 
skills. -- Newt Gingrich, looking to artificially inflate some stats now

Magician -- Do not attempt to saw the King in Half.  Has trouble squirming around 
under the box. -- King Uvdahell

Sir Plus -- It only took you 0 fights to learn your last skill.  I am truly jealous. 
-- Dairy Queen

     0 fights?

Mountebank -- I thought you were #1 of your style.  Deceiver Extraordinaire is not a 
style. -- Our Lady Peace

Joyce -- It seems that Crip/Abby cannot win against each other when issuing a 
challenge. -- Monkey Business

Kitala the Bold -- Let me tell you, I was behind on the scorecards of 4 of the 5 
judges.  Jorja the unbiased was the only dissenting opinion, but apparently, as wise 
as ever. -- Willie Makit

Tempus -- Where have you been hiding?  Can Utu be far behind? -- Grolsch

Fengar II -- Needless to say, I wasn't holding my breath with that match up. -- 
Juninho

     Good!  It's very hard to fight while holding your breath.

Thanato -- Next time, remember to swing back at the bible belters. -- Ten 
Commandments

Sidon -- Not all bad records are complete pushovers, just most of us. -- Beervahna

Mountebank -- Since Sandpawn is so great, perhaps he'll win a few fights and rise 
high enough in the ranks to challenge me.  I'll be waiting. -- Avaunt, TP 
extrodinaire

Willie -- Enjoy while you can.  I'm coming to get you. -- Atonement

All -- Looking ahead to the winter FTF, is anyone going who would proxy a fighter or 
two? -- Abby, A Unit Mgr.

Our Lady Peace -- Obviously, you've run up against some pretty mediocre strikers, 
then. -- Sir Plus

Sir Plus -- Are there any other kinds? -- Sultan

Monkey Business -- Enjoyed your personal except for one thing:  is it really that 
much of a disgrace to lose to a pair of Sirs?? -- Sir Ly

Sir Ly -- Yeah!  That's tellin' him! -- Sultan

Anyone -- Could someone tell me the qualifications to be inducted into Primus? -- Mr 
Coffee

     Really bad luck.

Livia -- Since when does 1-0 get 26th on the list, especially at 100%?  I feel 
insulted.  What a welcome! -- Espresso

     I'm not sure exactly how it works, but it seems to be something along the lines
     of your team needing a certain number of fights or perhaps turns here before you
     get mixed in with the regular ranking.

Norm Petterson -- 101 FE and I beat you?  WOW!  I am impressed.  Thanks.  COFFEE 
RULES! -- Espresso

     He was drunk, you know.  He usually is.

Livia -- Hi back, spy reporter cutie. -- Mr Coffee

     Er...hi.

The Men -- Thanks for the welcome.  Glad to be here. -- Mr Coffee

To All my Fellow FORKERS -- Way to represent this last turn. -- Mr Coffee

Sabretooth -- Hmm.  (checking his fur)  You might make a good throw for my couch.... 
-- Kyra
P.S.  NOT a fur coat.  I won't even insist on removing the skin from you before 
draping it over my couch.  You're welcome to drape yourself over my couch, but do NOT 
expect me to share my iced tea.  There are limits.

Dross -- I suppose I should be glad I didn't DIE again, but I would have liked to 
win.  Art was watching. -- Gabria Hand

Willie Makit -- A title match!  I'm impressed.  Back down in Basic, no one seemed to 
have much faith in me.  But I'm glad I lost that one (though I wouldn't have minded a 
train); I don't have time for the duties of the Duelmaster or whatever we might call 
you.  Tower Guardian? -- Kitala the Bold and Busy

Carla -- Is this what I have to look forward to?  Perhaps I should retire.  Perhaps 
YOU should retire, too. -- Mirta

     Retire together and open a bar.

Nibenay -- I am pleased to discover that the forces of Darqueness are not invincible.  
It's a comfort when one is slogging through the Slough of Despond and similar darque 
regions. -- Dannia tyl Sio

     I wonder if he's ever named a team "Thru a Glass Darquely"?

Juninho -- It was too hot.  I didn't have the energy to imagine four skills.  Be glad 
you got one. -- Kitala the Not Happy With Her Air Condition or Lack Thereof

Mr. Coffee -- Then toss some wins their way, or they'll never graduate. -- Jorja

Matador -- Dutch beef?  Oooo-kay. -- Kyra

What? -- Coffee Rules?  Decaf I presume. -- Carny

     There's no POINT in decaf coffee.

King Uvdahell -- And let that be a lesson. -- Magician

Our Lady Peace -- You leave me no cnoise. -- Mountebank, Top TP

     Cnoise is rare and expensive.  Of course she leaves none for you.

All -- Who desire a little coaching in the PR style are welcome to request my 
attention. -- Tattoo

Tattoo -- Welcome!  In your honor I will turn over my Top TP title to you. -- 
Mountebank, Top TP

Mountebank -- Not at all.  I insist you hold it proudly. -- Tattoo, Carnival

Kyra -- I will now fight Bare-Knuckle.  I am told I am gifted in open hand tactics.  
No metal or wooden weapons or shields for me.  My goal since I am ranked #3 as worst 
warrior here I have decided since I lost six fights in a row I will now fist fight my 
way to worst of all the worst. -- Matador (thinking perhaps it is better to rule in 
Hell than serve in Heaven)

     That's a good way to get sunburned knuckles.

Matador -- Whatever it takes to win. -- AK 47 (wishing Matador would save drama for 
his mama)

Dollface -- I won?  After 5 losses in a row I won one?  Wow!  Get the smelling salts, 
I feel dizzy. -- Stonewall (still waiting to learn one last skill)

Mountebank -- It's me again.  Should we dance? -- Sandpawn (just can't get enough)

Tashia -- Please note you are no longer top warrior here in Aruak City. -- Sandpawn 
(pouring salt on wounds)

Gertrude -- Wear armor next time.  You don't want to lose an eye, do you? -- 
Sandblaster (shortest fight ever he can recall)

Lonalilta -- That hurt! -- Sandman (kinda liked a woman in leather whipping him with 
an epee)

Newt Gingrich -- You always take and never give.  Damn politicians. -- Scum #1

Sandman/Fighter Ace -- What did you do to annoy the girls?  Ace hope the healing 
potion fixed all. -- Daehir

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

SIDON was devastated by CRUMBSNATCHER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
KALANDRA was vanquished by WILLIE MAKIT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
JACK VALTRAEDS was savagely defeated by AULIC in a 7 minute Challenge fight.
NEWT GINGRICH was bested by ATONEMENT in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
KING FORADAY savagely defeated SCUM #1 in a 6 minute Challenge competition.
KING UVDAHELL was overpowered by SNOOPER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
FENGAR II overcame KITALA THE BOLD in a action packed 2 minute Challenge fight.
SANDBLASTER won victory over SIR LY in a action packed 5 minute gory Challenge duel.
GERTRUDE viciously subdued SANDPAWN in a popular 6 minute gory Challenge duel.
STONEWALL was overpowered by MAGICIAN in a 3 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
BELGOROTH was savagely defeated by JOYCE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge match.
HANNYA bested AVONSIDE in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
ESPRESSO demolished MIRTA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
MATADOR viciously subdued 300 in a popular 2 minute gruesome Challenge conflict.
NIBENAY was overpowered by GABRIA HAND in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
URSULA devastated SABRETOOTH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
GROLSCH savagely defeated SANDMAN in a exciting 6 minute brutal bout.
AVAUNT was savagely defeated by PRINCE APPLE in a popular 6 minute bloody match.
TEMPUS was devastated by F.O.A.D. in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
FIGHTER ACE was vanquished by TATTOO in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SITS ON HIS DUFF handily defeated AMBER WOLFWALKER in a 2 minute uneven duel.
TEN COMMANDMENTS was luckily beaten by CLOTTO in a 2 minute gory match.
FATHER OF ALL MUNS savagely defeated DAIRY QUEEN in a exciting 3 minute gory duel.
LONALILTA vanquished SIR PLUS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
JUNINHO won victory over ALYSSA in a 2 minute bout.
BEERVAHNA was vanquished by TELGOR in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BUTCH unbelievably bested BALCLUTHA in a 2 minute bloody bout.
OUR LADY PEACE vanquished EVIL INPUTTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DISCO QUEEN was defeated by TASHIA in a action packed 2 minute duel.
MONKEY BUSINESS overpowered CARLA in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
MOUNTEBANK was savagely defeated by KYRA in a exciting 3 minute gory bout.
SNOOKUMS unbelievably bested DUNEDIN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute match.
JUAN vanquished DOLLFACE in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
SUPERMUN luckily beat TYRE in a exciting 9 minute gruesome struggle.
DANNIA TYL SIO narrowly defeated AB DESTINED 4 THE DA in a exciting 3 minute match.
FEUDER was handily defeated by FOGGY in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
NORM PETERSON was beaten by WRITER'S in a 2 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  18         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -   9 -  0      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         LUNGING ATTACK    79 -  60 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         AIMED BLOW        29 -  23 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         STRIKING ATTACK   57 -  52 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  13 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL     62 -  61 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       26 -  29 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  39 -  0      35  |

Turn 133 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WILLIE MAKIT 73-514        99  36  2  415 MISTAKEN IDENTITY (96)
WALL OF STEEL    ATONEMENT 82-761           39  25  0  267 A UNIT XV (851)
LUNGING ATTACK   AULIC 25-3944              34  25  0  249 A UNIT (835)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRINCE APPLE 47-325        95  69  2  226 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SNOOPER 1-5154             29  17  3  215 MIKE'S MISFITS (793)
PARRY-LUNGE      LONALILTA 50-2806          47  39  2  211 DARK SIDHE (642)
BASHING ATTACK   KING FORADAY 47-3762       38  36  4  208 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
TOTAL PARRY      AVAUNT 10-4170             40  27  2  205 A  UNIT (961)
SLASHING ATTACK  NEWT GINGRICH 5-3399       67  24  0  199 PARTY ANIMALS (476)
PARRY-STRIKE     DISCO QUEEN 47-1992        30  11  1  153 ROYAL FLUSH (10)

The overall popularity leader is KITALA THE BOLD 78-875.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was GERTRUDE 44-2582.  The ten other most popular fighters were AULIC 
25-3944, KING FORADAY 47-3762, PRINCE APPLE 47-325, DUNEDIN 14-3703, TYRE 31-3713, 
JACK VALTRAEDS 47-407, JOYCE 25-4387, SIR LY 10-4116, SCUM #1 50-2743, and 
SANDBLASTER 11-3899.

The least popular fighter this week was NORM PETERSON 39-2745.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FEUDER 45-1305, SUPERMUN 37-2138, FIGHTER ACE 47-1189, MIRTA 
51-4033, KING UVDAHELL 47-1643, DOLLFACE 39-2372, CARLA 39-2428, BEERVAHNA 60-4292, 
SIR PLUS 10-4316, and TEMPUS 31-538.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           1  0 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       0  3 0  TROCAR(54)           0  1 0  
JHELUM(4)            0  1 0  SIBIKHAS(37)         1  0 0  ARADI(60)            0  1 0  
KALTOS(5)            0  1 0  XOCHITHLAN(39)       1  3 0  DAL SHANG(65)        0  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  0 0  KATI-TEI(41)         1  0 0  SENTERN(70)          1  0 0  
KOLACT(10)           0  3 0  KRILL(44)            1  0 0  KYR'TERR(71)         0  1 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       3  3 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  1 0  DRAGONHEAD(72)       2  0 0  
DULLENS(13)          0  1 0  NORTH FORK(47)       3  6 0  ERINIKA(73)          4  0 0  
TOBIR(14)            0  2 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        1  3 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       0  2 0  
SEAM(20)             2  0 0  TRICORUS(51)         1  1 0  MIROI CHANG(79)      2  0 0  
SUNSET(21)           2  0 0  FRATSFA(52)          1  0 0  DWES EG(82)          2  1 0  
LYRATILAN(25)        4  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SNOOPER 1-5154              29  17  3  215  MIKE'S MISFITS (793)       MORDANT
 MOUNTEBANK 4-2083           42  18  0  120  CARNIVAL (686)             JHELUM
 NEWT GINGRICH 5-3399        67  24  0  199  PARTY ANIMALS (476)        KALTOS
 JUNINHO 7-4001              21  12  1  194  IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (883) BONSUR
 AVAUNT 10-4170              40  27  2  205  A  UNIT (961)              KOLACT
 SANDMAN 11-3923             49  48  2  194  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 AVONSIDE 13-3927            29  34  1  145  KIWI CONNECTION (747)      DULLENS
 BALCLUTHA 14-3169           23  28  1  140  OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (808)    TOBIR
 FENGAR II 20-61            101  69  1  218  OVERLORDS (371)            SEAM
 GROLSCH 21-5029             31   3  4  243  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 AULIC 25-3944               34  25  0  249  A UNIT (835)               LYRATILAN
 TEMPUS 31-538               31  25  0  194  THE STORMGUARDS (192)      CHIMLEVTAL
 SUPERMUN 37-2138            36  30  0  151  ALL THE MUN'S MEN (219)    SIBIKHAS
 CARLA 39-2428               57  66  1  127  DRINKING BUDDIES (574)     XOCHITHLAN
 JUAN 41-2304                21  13  0  139  DREAM TEAMS (919)          KATI-TEI
 GERTRUDE 44-2582            21   7  0  160  DARQUE FORCES (857)        KRILL
 URSULA 45-3713              22  13  1  100  DARQUE FORCES (941)        STORMCROWE
 PRINCE APPLE 47-325         95  69  2  226  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 LONALILTA 50-2806           47  39  2  211  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
 KYRA 51-3774                40  35  1  146  SAND DANCERS (610)         TRICORUS
 DANNIA TYL SIO 52-3393      29  17  1   97  SAND DANCERS (942)         FRATSFA
 SABRETOOTH 54-2269          19  10  2   77  RUNNING AMOK (979)         TROCAR
 BEERVAHNA 60-4292           28  29  3  190  INGRATE WHITE NORTH (745)  ARADI
 AB DESTINED 4 THE  65-1154  12   4  2   80  PAUL'Z PHARTZ (985)        DAL SHANG
 BUTCH 70-6657               29  22  2  162  A UNIT (844)               SENTERN
 NIBENAY 71-3380             20  18  1   45  DARQUE FORCES (863)        KYR'TERR
 CRUMBSNATCHER 72-1842       45  26  1  202  ONE GOOD DUDE (396)        DRAGONHEAD
 WILLIE MAKIT 73-514         99  36  2  415  MISTAKEN IDENTITY (96)     ERINIKA
 KITALA THE BOLD 78-875      77  98  2  204  SAND DANCERS (848)         LIN TIRIAN
 OUR LADY PEACE 79-1191      23   6  2  161  CHAPEL ROCK (615)          MIROI CHANG
 ATONEMENT 82-761            39  25  0  267  A UNIT XV (851)            DWES EG