ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 02/03/2004    Duedate: 03/01/2004

CRYSALIS

DM-106    TURN-140

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 CASINO HAMME 33/1039    4    1  0 80.0      DARQUE FORCES 72/1009                 
  2 REAL BEER 21/859     1574  787 21 66.7   13 THE BLACK COM 54/698    3    3  0 50.0
    MISTAKEN IDENTITY 73/96                  14 COMMON JOE'S 35/509   404  421  4 49.0
    PARTY ANIMALS 5/476                         PAUL'Z PHARTZ 65/985                  
    PRIMATES-R-US 25/963                        DUELING FOR DOLLARS 25/558            
    ROYAL FLUSH 47/10                           KIWI CONNECTION 13/747                
    IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS 7/883                  THE FAMILY TREE 20/717                
  3 A UNIT 70/844          52   26  2 66.7      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS 14/808              
    A UNIT XV 82/851                         15 DARK SIDHE 50/642     116  127  0 47.7
  4 THE MUPPETS 54/852      2    1  0 66.7   16-DIRTY TRICKS 63/1033  129  142  2 47.6
  5 DREAM PARK 9/1036      38   21  0 64.4   17 SIR AGLIO 10/716       41   49  0 45.6
    REIGNING DOOM 65/1035                       JOKA MASHER! 60/776                   
    HOUSE OF CARDS 65/1034                   18-IRON CURTAIN 50/791    13   16  0 44.8
  6 BLOOD LUST 73/978      18   10  0 64.3      OPHIDIAN ORDER 39/705                 
    WILLBENDERS 31/1016                      19 ANDORIAN KNIG 11/962   34   42  1 44.7
    MORDRED'S MADMEN 45/1015                 20 DRUID'S GROV 50/1041    5    7  1 41.7
  7-GET SMART 27/792      430  273  1 61.2   21 PBA 78/1006             7   10  0 41.2
    GLADIATION FOLLY 22/898                     TREE PEOPLE 78/1019                   
    MAIN COURSE 82/936                       22 DRINKING BUDD 39/574   81  138  0 37.0
  8 DREAM TEAMS 41/919     91   68  1 57.2   23 SAND DANCERS 52/942   241  439  1 35.4
    MIKE'S MISFITS 1/793                        SAND DANCERS 51/610                   
    DEADLY DE-PARTED 11/370                     SAND DANCERS 78/848                   
  9-PISSED PIZZA  14/831    6    5  0 54.5      THE MIDDLE WAY 39/946                 
 10-CARNIVAL 4/686         51   44  0 53.7      NORTHERN LIGHTS 45/1042               
    MEDICINE SHOW 21/687                     24 THE WHITE COM 54/529    8   20  0 28.6
    CARNIVAL 25/866                             ABYSMAL BEHAVIORS 28/694              
    CARNIVAL 47/1029                         25 OVERRATED 96/1044       1    0  0  100
 11-ANCIENT KNIGH 65/817   40   35  0 53.3   26 EMETICS 45/1030         0    2  0  0.0
 12 DARQUE FORCES 31/908   45   42  1 51.7   27 WALKING DEATH 45/771    0    2  0  0.0
    DARQUE FORCES VIII 73/1043               28-KNIGHTS TEMP 72/1031    0    2  0  0.0

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #19 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Various places in the Multiverse:

     The Dwarf scowled across his desk, a slab of polished granite that would have
looked over-large in front of a giant.  His chief wizards looked back at him calmly.
Their employer was a hard man, but he didn't penalize messengers for the bad news
they brought.  Usually.  "It's HER, isn't it?  This it the kind of low, underhanded,
nasty action I'd expect from someone who's part Orc and part Elf.  The two worst
races you could find!  How bad is it?"
     "She's found all the obvious gates," the wizard Skaefin said.  "From the power
flux, I assume she plans to close them.  This will cause more problems for her than
for us, but still..." his frown was almost as formidable as the Dwarf's.  "It's a
matter of principle!  We should strike back!"
     "Could be dangerous, that," the sorceress Lilinith murmured.  "Now that she's
terminating her Kaikwok project, she'll have the manpower to do...many violent
things.  We don't NEED that kind of trouble.  Sir."
     "The real problem will be our manpower."  The lizard mage Frilz's voice was dry,
as always, but there was a hint of genuine concern.  "Those of our people who
immigrated here from Ghea may find themselves dragged back against their wills.  It
could weaken our defense."
     "She can retrieve the immigrants?"  The Dwarf visibly shrugged off his anger to
concentrate on the immediate threat.  "What are the parameters?"
     "Not as bad as it might be," Skaefin said promptly.  "My researches indicate
there's a time limit.  I don't know what, exactly, that limit is--the flux between
dimensions makes it difficult to--"
     "Don't make excuses," the Dwarf snapped.  "I assume you did your best.  What's
the approximate time limit?"
     "Six months or so, I think."  Skaefin glanced at his fellow wizards for
confirmation.
     Both nodded.
     "More or less," Frilz confirmed.  "It depends on how much of her own power she
wants to expend.  Those who came of their own choice and were properly integrated
will be resistant even if they haven't been here long.  The ones who stumbled through
gates accidentally...."  He spread his hands in the gesture that served his race for
a shrug.
     "Loss of the involuntary immigrants won't be a problem," Lilinith agreed.  "But
there is a chance, a good one I believe, that people who are closely associated with
them when they are, shall we say, retrieved may be hauled away with them."
     "And because they came by chance, we don't know where they are," the Dwarf
finished, "or who they're with."  He shrugged.  "If that's all she can do, we'll be
fine.  She needs us more than we need her.  But she's got more than one trick up her
sleeve.  The situation will have to be watched closely."
     The Dwarf's fourth adviser, the giant Hadrubal, stirred finally.  "We might send
a counter-force into HER universe," he rumbled.
     "No."  The Dwarf's voice was emphatic.  "Right now, we're in the right.  WE
aren't taking hostile actions, we're the DEFENDERS.  That gives us a potent edge in
the forum of multiversal opinion.  I won't risk that unless I can be sure that such a
stance would gain us much more.  There will be no invasion from here.  Not now,
anyway."

     Scarlatti had expected them to go by ship to some other island, or to the
mainland of this world, whatever it was.  But the lizard men were leading the way to
high ground, and from the arrangement of the trees and stones on that knoll, he
realized that the transportation was going to be magical.  Teleportation, perhaps--he
had to remind himself that the instability that made teleportation on Ghea so
dangerous did not apply here.  Wherever here was.  Possibly a true Gate.  Would that
mean that the home of the lizard folk was in a different world, just as Ghea was in a
different world from this one?
     "If they can open this Gate," Carris Fallstar muttered, "they can open a Gate to
Ghea."
     "It's easier to open a Gate that is already there," Fizban pointed out.  "As
this one which will lead us to their home clearly is.  The Gate to OUR home will have
to be found or created first.  We must do this their way--their Gates first."
     "That is the bargain we agreed to," Rogan added.
     "I wasn't suggesting we break it," Carris snapped.  "You humans are too damned
touchy about things like that--which shows your race's basic unreliability.  I was
just making an observation."
     The oldest of the lizard men, the one that might be a wizard, though his regalia
of bones and shells and odd bits of this and that seemed more like the gear of a
witchdoctor, gestured them forward.  They took positions at his direction, along with
an equal number of lizard warriors.
     The old lizard shook his rattle and whistled a call into the sky.  Power rippled
around him.  Around them.  The world faded to gray.

     Power rippled across the sea, turning blue water to steel gray and the clear sky
to a dome of white glass.
     "Sorcery!" the ship's captain gasped.  He made a sign to avert ill fortune.
     A futile sign, Shylock knew.  The power that gripped this ship, the power he
could feel all around him, was too great for such a simple preventive measure.  There
was power enough here to turn the world inside out.
     And that was what it was doing.

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                             ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 237): IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 235): SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 212): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 187): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 177): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 165): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 142): MISSY MAYHAM of ANGELS OF CHAOS (Lord Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 142): PRIZMATYK WAHL of MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 237): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 235): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 212): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): MY DAY (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 187): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 177): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 165): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 142): EPOCHOLYPSE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 142): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
               (turn 239): ABYSS of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 142): MISSY MAYHAM of ANGELS OF CHAOS (Lord Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                         Reflections by the Chief Tower Guard

     Contenders?  I've yet to see RSI make any change that will benefit those of us
who seek to be more competitive with the long time powers, so I expect that these new
divisions will not be an improvement, for us.  Just bump us up to fight those whose
longevity gives them the upper hand.  If that division is as hard to train in as
Primus, I think I'll just retire.

                              Atonement, the cynic

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Hail and well met warriors of CRYSALIS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  RANDOM MATCHUP caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested PROOKIE and was awarded 
32 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, PIXIE BLIGHT put 
down SNOWFALL, causing her to lose 24 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has ATONEMENT in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this 
week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if 
exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 
7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In CRYSALIS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in CRYSALIS these days is DARK SIDHE.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find 
any of ROYAL FLUSH last week.  Busy avoiding DARK SIDHE?  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after FATHER 
OF ALL MUNS.  Watch your back!  At the gambling halls I have started to bet money on 
GROLSCH.  It has got the courage it takes.  Witness its TV challenge this turn 
against DUNEDIN!  I must admit to some joy.  Before my very eyes the underdog in this 
contest, GROLSCH, defeated DUNEDIN to claim victory and recognition.  Give WILLIE 
MAKIT credit for his courage.  Did you note how he challenged BALCLUTHA despite the 
128 point difference in their rankings?  The MISTAKEN IDENTITY stable will be up late 
tonight, for indeed it was WILLIE MAKIT who claimed victory in the contest, ascending 
11 in recognition!  I cannot but express pride for the fearlessness of STONEWALL who 
cast caution to the winds and challenged BELGOROTH, a fighter 48 points higher.  9 
points of newly earned recognition and a dose of my admiration is what STONEWALL must 
now weigh against the defeat which resulted.  Give FEATHER credit for hers courage.  
Did you note how she challenged JACK SPRAT despite the 43 point difference in their 
rankings?  Truth to tell, FEATHER did not come out of the fight a winner, but she 
managed to capture much attention, gaining 1 in recognition.  At the gambling halls I 
have started to bet money on LEVITICUS.  He has got the courage it takes.  Witness 
his challenge this turn against HANNYA!  In the end LEVITICUS was bested by HANNYA, a 
"sharp" reminder that higher recognition is an indication of greater skill.  Still, 
it was a worthy bout!  As a gladiator gets older, the icy grip of fear lays hold of 
his heart.  True, MATADOR?  Who could miss your "brave" challenge of EGAN FORN?  Few 
would not have guessed the outcome of the bout as EGAN FORN was defeated by MATADOR.  
Is this what passes for courage in CRYSALIS?  I cannot but express pride for the 
fearlessness of EGOTISTIC DUKE who cast caution to the winds and challenged SIR YDER, 
a fighter 53 points higher.  7 points of newly earned recognition and a dose of my 
admiration is what EGOTISTIC DUKE must now weigh against the defeat which resulted.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in CRYSALIS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can 
I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

THE TOWER GUARDIAN            W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ATONEMENT 82-761            46  25  0  378  A UNIT XV (851)            DWES EG

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-HEADACHE 60-3300            50  36  0  288  JOKA MASHER! (776)         ARADI
 WILLIE MAKIT 73-514        104  38  3  268  MISTAKEN IDENTITY (96)     ERINIKA
 LONALILTA 50-2806           51  42  2  248  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
-NEWT GINGRICH 5-3399        70  25  0  238  PARTY ANIMALS (476)        KALTOS
 GROLSCH 21-5029             36   4  4  238  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 KITALA THE BOLD 78-875      81 101  2  232  SAND DANCERS (848)         LIN TIRIAN
 FATHER OF ALL MUNS 20-2306  32  42  1  227  THE FAMILY TREE (717)      SEAM
 FIGHTER ACE 47-1189         53  40  6  215  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-BUTCH 70-6657               33  23  2  212  A UNIT (844)               SENTERN

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-PAT 35-2292                 35  42  2  210  COMMON JOE'S (509)         MURSKA
 JUNINHO 7-4001              25  14  1  210  IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (883) BONSUR
 KALANDRA 50-2443            56  56  3  208  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
 BEAUTY QUEEN 47-3352        36  38  3  208  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 BALCLUTHA 14-3169           25  34  1  208  OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (808)    TOBIR
 DUNEDIN 14-3703             29  35  0  206  OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (808)    TOBIR
-AVONSIDE 13-3927            31  39  1  205  KIWI CONNECTION (747)      DULLENS
 KING UVDAHELL 47-1643       33  13  1  203  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 JUAN 41-2304                26  15  0  203  DREAM TEAMS (919)          KATI-TEI
 SCUM #1 50-2743             46  52  0  201  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
-AB DESTINED 4 THE  65-1154  16   7  2  198  PAUL'Z PHARTZ (985)        DAL SHANG
-WHEEL OF FORTUNE 25-2529    43  38  2  196  DUELING FOR DOLLARS (558)  LYRATILAN
 PRIMUS 21-4975              38  13  0  196  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 SNOOPER 1-5154              35  18  3  196  MIKE'S MISFITS (793)       MORDANT
 DAIRY QUEEN 47-2685         60  36  2  195  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-*WINTER* 65-3644            27  25  1  195  ANCIENT KNIGHTS (817)      DAL SHANG
-TATTOO 25-947               46  45  1  194  CARNIVAL (866)             LYRATILAN
 SIDON 31-3712               32  22  2  193  DARQUE FORCES (908)        CHIMLEVTAL
 SANDBLASTER 11-3899         51  52  3  192  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 SIR LY 10-4116              39  30  0  192  SIR AGLIO (716)            KOLACT
 SIR PLUS 10-4316            30  23  1  192  SIR AGLIO (716)            KOLACT
 JACK VALTRAEDS 47-407       82  60  2  191  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-MONKEY BUSINESS 25-4040     28  17  1  190  PRIMATES-R-US (963)        LYRATILAN
 SANDMAN 11-3923             50  54  2  186  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 TASHIA 11-2740              28  33  1  183  DEADLY DE-PARTED (370)     ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-MAGICIAN 21-1040            47  37  0  179  MEDICINE SHOW (687)        SUNSET
 SANDPAWN 11-4169            46  21  1  178  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 KING FORADAY 47-3762        41  39  4  176  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 DISCO QUEEN 47-1992         32  15  1  175  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 KYRA 51-3774                41  41  1  172  SAND DANCERS (610)         TRICORUS
 BELGOROTH 50-3175           30  28  0  167  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
 TEN COMMANDMENTS 47-3843    38  33  0  165  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-THANATO 39-2824             25  22  1  163  OPHIDIAN ORDER (705)       XOCHITHLAN
 MIRTA 51-4033               44  27  1  152  SAND DANCERS (610)         TRICORUS

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JACK SPRAT 47-2954          48  55  4  147  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 CARLA 39-2428               59  71  1  146  DRINKING BUDDIES (574)     XOCHITHLAN
 TYRE 31-3713                29  20  0  146  DARQUE FORCES (908)        CHIMLEVTAL
 HANNYA 73-4350              25   8  1  146  BLOOD LUST (978)           ERINIKA
-MOUNTEBANK 4-2083           44  19  0  136  CARNIVAL (686)             JHELUM
 DOLLFACE 39-2372            57  76  1  135  DRINKING BUDDIES (574)     XOCHITHLAN
 STONEWALL 11-3900           47  56  2  126  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
-BUCKNER 50-2841             25  26  1  124  IRON CURTAIN (791)         SNOWBOUND
 MERCY 54-1797               18  10  0  114  THE BLACK COMPANY (698)    TROCAR
 FEATHER 54-1742             18  15  2  103  THE WHITE COMPANY (529)    TROCAR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SIR YDER 31-4353            23   8  0  100  WILLBENDERS (1016)         CHIMLEVTAL
 LEVITICUS 54-1687           17  17  2  100  THE WHITE COMPANY (529)    TROCAR
-WHAT'S A BLINKER? 14-3773   22  15  0   94  PISSED PIZZA GUYS (831)    TOBIR
 EVE 72-4596                 12   2  0   94  DARQUE FORCES (1009)       DRAGONHEAD

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MATADOR 11-4139             39  33  2   90  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
-UTAH DRIVERS 14-3775        16  13  2   90  PISSED PIZZA GUYS (831)    TOBIR
 SCOOTER 54-118              17   7  1   86  THE MUPPETS (852)          TROCAR
 PIXIE BLIGHT 73-4427        15  12  0   86  DARQUE FORCES VIII (1043)  ERINIKA

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEBBIE DAHMER 45-3579       22   6  1   83  MORDRED'S MADMEN (1015)    STORMCROWE
 DANNIA TYL SIO 52-3393      32  21  1   79  SAND DANCERS (942)         FRATSFA
 IRIADOR 50-2481             15   7  2   75  DRUID'S GROVE (1041)       SNOWBOUND
 NORM PETERSON 39-2745       41  69  0   72  DRINKING BUDDIES (574)     XOCHITHLAN
 300 78-2346                 17  15  0   70  PBA (1006)                 LIN TIRIAN
-ABYSS 8-3178                18  15  0   69  PHANTOM FORCES 2 (1048)    ARKERS
 SPLIT 78-2347               21  12  0   67  PBA (1006)                 LIN TIRIAN
-BEAR KEEPER 47-3782         21  32  2   63  CARNIVAL (1029)            NORTH FORK
 WILD CARD HAMMER 33-6864    22  17  2   62  CASINO HAMMERZ (1039)      NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 FEUDER 45-1305              23  21  0   61  WALKING DEATH (771)        STORMCROWE
 SNOWFALL 45-3473            24  12  0   59  NORTHERN LIGHTS (1042)     STORMCROWE
 RANDOM MATCHUP 96-1048       8   3  3   59  OVERRATED (1044)           OLD VALAMANTIS
 BINGE N PURGE 45-3567       16   9  0   55  EMETICS (1030)             STORMCROWE
-SIR LANCELOT 72-4997        14  12  2   55  KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (1031)     DRAGONHEAD
 PINE 78-2350                21   5  1   54  TREE PEOPLE (1019)         LIN TIRIAN
 EGOTISTIC DUKE 28-2779      19  10  1   52  ABYSMAL BEHAVIORS (694)    MORYA
 EGAN FORN 39-3295           24  31  0   51  THE MIDDLE WAY (946)       XOCHITHLAN
 GWEN RYDER 9-4867           18   6  0   50  DREAM PARK (1036)          ZUKAL
 BIRAN 54-1927               15   6  1   48  THE WHITE COMPANY (529)    TROCAR
-BREADSTICKS 14-3772         21  10  0   46  PISSED PIZZA GUYS (831)    TOBIR
 PROOKIE 78-2345             19  11  1   46  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

Baphomet -- Will you ever learn, you simply cannot beat me! -- Abraxis

AK47 -- I truly intend no disrespect, but I'm sitting here looking at Turn #480 for
Aruak City and I don't see an Andorian Knights stable *ANYWHERE*.  I applaud that you
are willing to fight for its honor.  Now, how about fighting for its honor *IN* Aruak
City?  Especially since Leeta *DOES* fight there! -- Baphomet (whose alter ego has a
team there also!)

Leeta -- My apologies for no p-ads last turn.  Prep for unsuccessful parole hearing.
But, I'm back in rare form.  I don't concern myself with those who get their
underthings bunched so easily.  Sometimes, a joke really is just a joke! -- Baphomet

Debbie Dahmer -- You are most definitely a very lucky wench.  Musta been that shot to
the buttocks that ticked you off! (grin) -- Sir Lancelot the lecher

Berylstar -- Welcome to Crysalis! -- Your old friend, Baphomet

Sandpawn -- Another fine Andorian challenge.  Can't you win on up-challenges? -- Kyra

Stonewall -- Have you considered that you might actually do better if you challenged
up? -- Mirta

Matador -- Have you Andorian Knights got some kind of monopoly on downchallenges?  I
notice you seem to be the only ones doing it. -- Egan Forn

Sandman -- Good try, sir. -- Kitala the Bold and Honest Enough to Give Credit Where
It's Due

Sir Yder -- It was an amazing pleasure to fight a non-Andorian, even though I lost.
Well done! -- Dannia tyl Sio

Abby -- Yep, same manager as in Simtakka. -- Leeta, aka Li Dan
P.S.  I've been digging back through the newsletters, and I can't find ANY instance
where we issued challenges here in Crysalis.  There may be one, but I'm not finding
it.  AK47 took exception to Kitala's remark, in a personal, that she "didn't like
being pawed by an Andorian."  I don't think you were with us in Lin Tirian, where she
graduated, but Kitala's LIKE that.  As mean-tempered a woman as you'd ever want to
avoid.  This is probably due to her years as a captain of mercenaries in the Naowei.
Oh, well.

Andorian Knights -- If you're getting bored with fighting us, which is understandable
since our manager doesn't do strategy changes any more than challenges, why not fight
somebody else for a change?  We're getting bored with fighting you, too. -- Sand
Dancers

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

GROLSCH bested DUNEDIN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge fight.
LONALILTA vanquished SIDON in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
WILLIE MAKIT overpowered BALCLUTHA in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
KALANDRA bested SIR PLUS in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
DAIRY QUEEN was savagely defeated by FATHER OF ALL MUNS in a 3 minute competition.
PRIMUS was savagely defeated by KITALA THE BOLD in a 4 minute Challenge struggle.
SANDBLASTER unbelievably bested TASHIA in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.
FIGHTER ACE vanquished SIR LY in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SANDPAWN unbelievably bested KYRA in a popular 4 minute Challenge duel.
STONEWALL was savagely defeated by BELGOROTH in a 3 minute Challenge match.
FEATHER was overpowered by JACK SPRAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
TYRE viciously subdued DOLLFACE in a crowd pleasing 8 minute Challenge conflict.
LEVITICUS was demolished by HANNYA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
MATADOR handily defeated EGAN FORN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
BIRAN was bested by IRIADOR in a action packed 1 minute Challenge duel.
SCOOTER overpowered WILD CARD HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
EGOTISTIC DUKE was overpowered by SIR YDER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ATONEMENT overpowered SNOOPER in a 2 minute one-sided Title bout.
JACK VALTRAEDS was savagely defeated by TELGOR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute conflict.
KING UVDAHELL savagely defeated ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
JUNINHO subdued SCUM #1 in a action packed 5 minute bout.
BEAUTY QUEEN vanquished SANDMAN in a popular 2 minute brutal mismatched fray.
JUAN overpowered DISCO QUEEN in a exciting 2 minute gory uneven fight.
CARLA was viciously subdued by MIRTA in a popular 4 minute brutal fight.
TEN COMMANDMENTS vanquished MERCY in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven bout.
KING FORADAY overcame EVIL INPUTTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
RANDOM MATCHUP unbelievably bested PROOKIE in a popular 3 minute one-sided bout.
PINE was handily defeated by UNEMPLOYED PERSON in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
SPLIT overpowered RIRORNI SOLDIER in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
300 was narrowly defeated by DANNIA TYL SIO in a exciting 2 minute fray.
PIXIE BLIGHT devastated SNOWFALL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
EVE devastated BINGE N PURGE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal one-sided battle.
NORM PETERSON slimly won victory over FEUDER in a 13 minute fight.
GWEN RYDER was demolished by DEBBIE DAHMER in a 2 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         AIMED BLOW        37 -  20 -  1      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         WALL OF STEEL     70 -  59 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         LUNGING ATTACK    89 -  88 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         STRIKING ATTACK   47 -  49 -  0      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  30 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  26 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       29 -  40 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   8 -  0      38  |

Turn 140 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         7 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  7         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  8     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  4                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ATONEMENT 82-761           46  25  0  378 A UNIT XV (851)
AIMED BLOW       WILLIE MAKIT 73-514       104  38  3  268 MISTAKEN IDENTITY (96)
PARRY-LUNGE      LONALILTA 50-2806          51  42  2  248 DARK SIDHE (642)
STRIKING ATTACK  KITALA THE BOLD 78-875     81 101  2  232 SAND DANCERS (848)
LUNGING ATTACK   FATHER OF ALL MUN 20-2306  32  42  1  227 THE FAMILY TREE (717)
TOTAL PARRY      SCUM #1 50-2743            46  52  0  201 DARK SIDHE (642)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SNOOPER 1-5154             35  18  3  196 MIKE'S MISFITS (793)
SLASHING ATTACK  SIDON 31-3712              32  22  2  193 DARQUE FORCES (908)
BASHING ATTACK   KING FORADAY 47-3762       41  39  4  176 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
PARRY-STRIKE     DISCO QUEEN 47-1992        32  15  1  175 ROYAL FLUSH (10)

The overall popularity leader is KITALA THE BOLD 78-875.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was KITALA THE BOLD 78-875.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
FATHER OF ALL MUNS 20-2306, JUNINHO 7-4001, DUNEDIN 14-3703, TASHIA 11-2740, TYRE 
31-3713, MIRTA 51-4033, KYRA 51-3774, BEAUTY QUEEN 47-3352, SCUM #1 50-2743, and JUAN 
41-2304.

The least popular fighter this week was NORM PETERSON 39-2745.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SNOWFALL 45-3473, WILD CARD HAMMER 33-6864, FEATHER 54-1742, 
SIR LY 10-4116, GWEN RYDER 9-4867, BINGE N PURGE 45-3567, PINE 78-2350, MERCY 
54-1797, EGOTISTIC DUKE 28-2779, and EGAN FORN 39-3295.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           0  1 0  MORYA(28)            0  1 0  TRICORUS(51)         1  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  0 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       2  1 0  FRATSFA(52)          1  0 0  
ZUKAL(9)             0  1 0  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  0  1 0  TROCAR(54)           1  4 0  
KOLACT(10)           0  2 0  XOCHITHLAN(39)       1  3 0  DRAGONHEAD(72)       1  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       3  3 0  KATI-TEI(41)         1  0 0  ERINIKA(73)          3  0 0  
TOBIR(14)            0  2 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  3 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       2  3 0  
SEAM(20)             1  0 0  NORTH FORK(47)       6  3 0  DWES EG(82)          1  0 0  
SUNSET(21)           1  1 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        4  1 0  OLD VALAMANTIS(96)   1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SNOOPER 1-5154              35  18  3  196  MIKE'S MISFITS (793)       MORDANT
 JUNINHO 7-4001              25  14  1  210  IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (883) BONSUR
 GWEN RYDER 9-4867           18   6  0   50  DREAM PARK (1036)          ZUKAL
 SIR LY 10-4116              39  30  0  192  SIR AGLIO (716)            KOLACT
 SANDBLASTER 11-3899         51  52  3  192  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 BALCLUTHA 14-3169           25  34  1  208  OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (808)    TOBIR
 FATHER OF ALL MUNS 20-2306  32  42  1  227  THE FAMILY TREE (717)      SEAM
 GROLSCH 21-5029             36   4  4  238  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 EGOTISTIC DUKE 28-2779      19  10  1   52  ABYSMAL BEHAVIORS (694)    MORYA
 SIDON 31-3712               32  22  2  193  DARQUE FORCES (908)        CHIMLEVTAL
 WILD CARD HAMMER 33-6864    22  17  2   62  CASINO HAMMERZ (1039)      NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 CARLA 39-2428               59  71  1  146  DRINKING BUDDIES (574)     XOCHITHLAN
 JUAN 41-2304                26  15  0  203  DREAM TEAMS (919)          KATI-TEI
 DEBBIE DAHMER 45-3579       22   6  1   83  MORDRED'S MADMEN (1015)    STORMCROWE
 FIGHTER ACE 47-1189         53  40  6  215  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 LONALILTA 50-2806           51  42  2  248  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
 KYRA 51-3774                41  41  1  172  SAND DANCERS (610)         TRICORUS
 DANNIA TYL SIO 52-3393      32  21  1   79  SAND DANCERS (942)         FRATSFA
 MERCY 54-1797               18  10  0  114  THE BLACK COMPANY (698)    TROCAR
 EVE 72-4596                 12   2  0   94  DARQUE FORCES (1009)       DRAGONHEAD
 WILLIE MAKIT 73-514        104  38  3  268  MISTAKEN IDENTITY (96)     ERINIKA
 KITALA THE BOLD 78-875      81 101  2  232  SAND DANCERS (848)         LIN TIRIAN
 ATONEMENT 82-761            46  25  0  378  A UNIT XV (851)            DWES EG
 RANDOM MATCHUP 96-1048       8   3  3   59  OVERRATED (1044)           OLD VALAMANTIS