ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 06/07/2003    Duedate: 06/20/2003

LIRIN KIV

DM-107    TURN-223

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 LOST HOPE INN 78/107  284  135  3 67.8      SKAITHVARN 51/116                     
    ELANTI HUNTERS 75/124                       UP TO NO GOOD 37/117                  
  2 SPLIT INFINIT 65/226  181  131  1 58.0    6 SCARLET KNIGHT 75/42  419  487  4 46.2
    BLENDING ENTHRONED 38/264                   SCARLET KNIGHTS 70/64                 
    MUTANT LEAGUE II 82/257                     THE DRAGON FIST 78/30                 
    CHEYSULI & LIR 74/222                       SCARLET KNIGHTS 99/19                 
    HOUSE OF CARDS 65/149                     7 SAND DANCERS 76/38   1432 1942 19 42.4
  3 DARK TOADS 1/273       33   29  0 53.2      SAND DANCERS 51/253                   
    TOADS OF AMBER 82/266                       SAND DANCERS 74/36                    
    DARK TOADS 38/271                           SAND DANCERS 65/78                    
    DARK TOADS 75/262                           SAND DANCERS 78/43                    
    LADY OF THE GLEN 1/272                      SAND DANCERS 77/72                    
    TOADS OF AMBER III 82/274                   SAND DANCERS 46/270                   
  4 BAD NEWS 78/16       1762 1637 25 51.8    8 HOLY SLAUGHTER 11/49   98  135  3 42.1
    CREW MONIKER 76/9                           SANGUINE SAINTS 65/24                 
    GENERAL MAYHEM 65/71                        THE WASTING FIELD 33/265              
  5 DARKLINGS 74/207      633  673  4 48.5

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #8 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Isle of the Eye, Talahya:

     "Okay," Carris Fallstar said, "how do we tackle your two angles?  How do we find 
where the, uh, 'magical links' that bind the Isle to Alastari are located?"
     Everyone turned to look at Moonjumper, who frowned at the ground between her 
feet.  "I'm not sure," she said slowly, "but I might--only might--be able to identify 
them.  But it would help a LOT if I had some idea, however vague, of what the 
identifying characteristics of such a site WERE."
     All eyes now moved to the old wizard.  Fizban sighed.  "I suppose 'used to be 
strongly magical but nothing working there now' is not enough?"
     "You suppose correctly!" Carris muttered.  "What an idea--used to be...."  He 
shook his head.  "The Isle positively reeks of magic, past and present, and well you 
must know it, if you're any kind of wizard at all!"
     "Look," Scarlatti interrupted, "I don't know much about magic, but it stands to 
reason that the kind we're talking about would be different than, um, regular magic, 
and a lot more powerful.  There must be some way to tell that?"
     There was a silence that seemed long.
     Finally Rogan said, "What about the ferry docks?  That's where the physical 
connections are anchored, so why shouldn't the magical connections be in the same 
locations?"
     "Sounds good," Scarlatti agreed.  "Can you lead us to a ferry dock through this 
fog?"
     The blind gladiator smiled faintly.  "Easily."  He set off down the street, and 
the others fell in behind him.
     The city was mostly silent, and the gladiators met no one as they hurried toward 
the shore.  There were people about--now and then they could hear footsteps fading 
away, or voices just too muffled to be understandable.  The fog was so heavy that 
even their immediate surroundings seemed unreal.  A sound shook the air, heavy as a 
mountain, dull as despair.  It was repeated six times.
     "Gods!"  Fizban wiped sweat from his face.
     "What was it?" Carris asked, one hand on his sword.
     "A clock tolling the hour of seven," Moonjumper guessed, but she sounded unsure 
of it.  "Maybe the one at the Stronghold Academy...."
     "It never sounded like that before," Scarlatti growled.
     "Another sign of the differences here and now, wherever and whenever here and 
now is."  Rogan pulled his cloak a little more snugly around himself, though the 
evening was no colder now than it had been an hour ago.  Or maybe it was colder.  It 
was impossible to be sure.
     Sooner than they expected, the cobbles underfoot changed to planks, and the 
smell of the air changed from stone and fog to mud and fish and water.
     Carris Fallstar stopped and sniffed, then drew in a lungful of air and seemed to 
taste it slowly.  "Salt water, I could swear it smells like salt water," he muttered.
     "But the lake is fresh!" Scarlatti protested.
     "But is this the lake we remember?" Fizban asked.  "I doubt it."

The Isle of the Eye, Lirin Kiv:

     The carriage jolted as though the pavement had suddenly ended, rolled a few feet 
farther, and stopped.  After a moment, there was a creaking shift as the driver 
climbed down.  Shylock glimpsed his lantern moving through the fog, going ahead past 
the horses, then coming back.
     The face that appeared at the window was white, eyes round with disbelief.  "The 
road is lost," the driver said hoarsely.
     Shylock frowned at him.  "You mean YOU are lost--"
     "No!  I swear, I was following the road right along, and then it...it just 
wasn't there anymore!"
     Shylock looked hard at the driver and decided the man wasn't lying.  He might be 
mistaken, but he believed what he was saying.  And if he wasn't mistaken....  Well, 
better to find out for himself, the gladiator decided.  He unlatched the door and 
stepped down from the carriage.  "Wait here," he said over his shoulder to Clemenda.
     "Not hardly!"  She climbed down after him.
     The driver held up his lantern, swinging it from side to side, which set shadows 
swooping wildly.  Shylock took the lantern away from him and held it steady.
     It was true.  A pace behind the rear wheels of the carriage were the flat stones 
of the roadway.  Under the wheels and ahead was rocky dirt and tangled grasses and no 
sign that there'd ever been a road.
     "Amazing," Shylock murmured, "this is something quite without precedent, so far 
as I know.  I wonder what else has changed?"
     "Don't say that!"  Clemenda looked around fearfully.  "I like things to be 
ordinary," she whispered, "no surprises...."
     "It would appear that surprises are the name of the entertainment tonight," 
Shylock countered.  "Still....  Driver, take us back the way we came, to Lirin Kiv."
     The man hurried to climb back onto the box as Shylock assisted Clemenda into the 
body of the carriage again.  The horses were turned, and they went rumbling back onto 
the paving and southward...or at least, back.  No telling if it was still south.  
Shylock leaned out the window to watch ahead.  Even in this fog, it should be 
possible to see the lighted tower of the Temple of Mantor for a fair distance.  
Judging the current speed of the horses against the pace at which they had come out, 
it should be possible to see it now.
     But he didn't see it.

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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 290): FORLA of REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 263): TOM RIDDLE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 258): PREMEDITATION of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 245): JON SNOW of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 222): WINDSONG of ELANTI HUNTERS from JADE MOUNTAIN (Sir 
                              Boyd, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 290): REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 263): SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 258): THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (Still, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 245): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 222): LOST HOPE INN, etc. (Sir Boyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 244): 300 of PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                       Reflections by the Champion of the Horn

Hail, Lirith Kai,

That was a well-fought match, Debator!  I was truly surprised when the Lord
Protectors called the fight in my favor.  To the arena at large (at small?), the last
thing I'm going to do as your new Champion is to croon about how I deserve to be here
(although this chair does in fact compliment my hair color nicely).  My TV challenge
is only an ADM class victory, and I can hardly expect to triumph over the eligibles
in the ranks.  This turn I have decided that I won't issue any challenges or avoids.
(Actually, my manager is too scatterbrained recently to remember to put in a strategy
for me.)  So take your shot.  Should I remain here next cycle, I will more actively
seek to hold my position!

Windsong

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Okay, here it is the end of the week again, and more fights.  Kinda down, having 
nothing to look forward to but fights, don't you think?  Some people made the effort 
to write a few words, let us know they're still alive, we're still alive, and the 
world goes on.  Others were too busy, for one or another reason, probably quite valid 
reasons, but sometimes it just annoys the liver out of me anyway.  'Course, I don't 
expect everyone to speak up, but the sometimes-yes-sometimes-no people get me down, 
when they're in the no-personals stage.  Or maybe it's the weather, which has been 
nothing to celebrate.  A couple of days ago, it almost looked like it might possibly, 
eventually rain, but we just got wind and a few sprinkles.  Made the dust smell good, 
but the farmers are not happy.  Or maybe they are, it's hard to tell about farmers.  
Maybe they want to get the onions out of the fields before they welcome rain?  I have 
to admit that I can feel more interest toward an onion in the kitchen than one in the 
field.
     Is this enough socializing, and now I should talk about fights?  I could 
probably come up with a few more general comments, if y'all want.  Let me know.

     And on to the fights, which is why we're here, me writing and you reading.  Only 
twenty-five today, which might be a bad sign.  Three standbys fought.  Nobody died.  
(I hate it when people die in the arena.  What do you SAY to them.  After all, you 
can't hold a proper funeral, because in a couple of days, they're going to be back in 
business.  But you can't just ignore it, either.  Or I can't.  It's a dilemma.)  Five 
challenge matches, NOT for the Horn.  Scarlet Knights was avoided, possibly, 
according to these notes, on account of their personal hygiene.  Or maybe 
exasperation.  Dark Toads avoided them, perhaps wanting matches where somebody else 
would take an interest, too.  (By the way, TigToad, thanks for the inside look at 
your guildhouse last cycle.  I'm sure those of your gladiators who opted to apply for 
Adantri citizenship will not regret it.)  Tairikia got the most challenges, which may 
not be saying much.  After all, if Dark Toads did the most avoiding, and issued all 
the challenges as well, that looks like Dark Toads may have the only manager who's 
REALLY paying attention to things here.  One out of eight.  And two out of eight for 
personals, although a third manager did manage to get his warrior's Champion's column 
in.  I know things get tough in a person's life sometimes, and I thank those who have 
made an effort.  ANY effort.

     Okay, the fights.  Twenty-five isn't all that many, so maybe I should spread 
myself a little.
     LANIK MUELLER (65-3632) (12-6-2,49) of HOUSE OF CARDS fought TIRYA (46-3594) 
(15-21-0,25) of SAND DANCERS.  LANIK MUELLER overpowered TIRYA in a 1 minute uneven 
duel.  It looks to me like Tirya's going to regret taking up fighting here on the 
Isle, although she IS being useful.  Someone has to hold down the bottom spot, after 
all, and besides, she probably teaches well.  Here's a question, though, does being 
an "exchange student"--she started in Simtakka, I belive, then transfered to Ardivent 
when the Simtakka arena was closed (I could tell you tales about THAT!)--make her a 
better teacher?  Lanik, and any of you others who match against her, let us know, 
okay?
     SARGEN DENJO (74-2723) (28-12-0,65) of SAND DANCERS fought RIRORNI SOLDIER (107-
3) (0-0-0,30) of Random Fans.  SARGEN DENJO subdued RIRORNI SOLDIER in a 1 minute 
melee.  I don't know if we should really think of the Rirorni Soldier as a FAN, 
exactly.  He's our janitor, and a veteran of the Rirorni War who decided he liked 
civilization better than riding around the plains on a horse.  That's good sense, I 
wouldn't like riding around the plains on a horse, either.  No escape from the 
weather in a life like that.  Besides, horses are big, and dumb, and they slobber and 
step on your feet.  Who needs that?
     SELA TYL VARAN (74-2897) (15-15-0,55) of SAND DANCERS fought VALLANT (38-4151) 
(21-6-1,73) of BLENDING ENTHRONED.  SELA TYL VARAN lost to VALLANT in a popular 1 
minute fight.  I know Li Dan brought these low-ranked warriors in to make a change 
for the other teams, but did you ever wonder what these low-ranked warriors think 
about being pulled out of a possibly satisfying retirement just to provide target 
dummies for other warriors?  Will they get bitter and turn to strong drink?
     ZHAL (77-1456) (29-41-0,41) of SAND DANCERS fought RIRORNI SOLDIER (107-3) (0-0-
0,30) of Random Fans.  ZHAL was overpowered by RIRORNI SOLDIER in an exciting 1 
minute gory uneven fight.  I don't know if this is the same Rirorni Soldier that 
Sargen Denjo beat, or some other one (they all look alike to me), but you've got to 
wonder what Zhal was up to last night to make such a poor showing today.  Carousing, 
maybe, but I wish I knew where he found good carousing spots here in Lirin Kiv.  
There must BE some, but they sure aren't out on the main street.
     XARA (78-2254) (16-8-0,13) of SAND DANCERS fought MARIAN OF RAVENSKEEP (1-6882) 
(17-11-0,45) of LADY OF THE GLEN.  XARA viciously subdued MARIAN OF RAVENSKEEP in a 
popular 2 minute brutal contest.  Well, I can see why Xara was so desperate for a win 
that she got vicious--that starting rank of 13!  Vicious, okay, but whyfore the 
brutality, eh?  What has Marian done to deserve this treatment?  Was it something she 
said?
     NIGHTCAP (74-2745) (47-71-0,179) of DARKLINGS fought KYRLANIA (70-2327) (54-68-
1,148) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  NIGHTCAP beat KYRLANIA in an action packed 2 minute fray.  
Granting I'm biased, I explained that, didn't I?  Granting that, this was a ho-hum 
fight, with neither manager paying attention and the warriors not really having their 
hearts in the effort.  Of course, not having your heart in the battle might be a good 
thing, save you getting stabbed in it.
     SUNDOWN (75-1222) (34-21-1,165) of ELANTI HUNTERS fought ROBERTO LEATHAM (65-
6232) (22-18-1,176) of SPLIT INFINITY.  SUNDOWN was devastated by ROBERTO LEATHAM in 
an action packed 2 minute one-sided bout.  Sundown, I don't want you to take this to 
heart.  Roberto devastates everybody.  Well, everybody female.  It's that Latin 
charm.  He doesn't mean anything against you.  Of course, he doesn't mean anything 
FOR you, either.  He's always like this.
     SMOLDER DARKSUN (78-513) (51-47-0,183) of THE DRAGON FIST fought RIRORNI CAPTAIN 
(107-26) (0-0-0,200) of Random Fans.  SMOLDER DARKSUN was overpowered by RIRORNI 
CAPTAIN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.  Well, I know THIS isn't the same Rirorni 
Soldier, THIS one is a damned clever fighter, and a lot more on the ball than either 
Smolder Darksun or his manager seem to be lately.  I know there are warriors here in 
Lirin Kiv who are not enthusiastic about the idea of the Dragon Fist-Scarlet Knight 
crew pulling up their socks and fighting like they mean to win, but I gotta say, that 
would be a relief.  It's WORSE watching them wander out and just go through the 
motions.
     ZALMARDARIN (78-312) (34-63-2,189) of THE DRAGON FIST fought ZALGOR PRIGG (82-
15204) (20-8-0,172) of MUTANT LEAGUE II.  ZALMARDARIN was overpowered by ZALGOR PRIGG 
in an exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.  Another Dragon Fist warrior who just doesn't 
seem to care anymore.  You know, we might want to get some drug testing for these 
people.  This apathy hardly seems natural.  They used to be quite competitive.
     DEBATOR (76-1233) (108-120-5,202) of CREW MONIKER fought CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-
196) (42-52-0,170) of THE DRAGON FIST.  DEBATOR devastated CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a 1 
minute mismatched brawl.  The third Dragon First loss in a row.  This is depressing.  
Maybe they should just RETIRE.
     NAPPER LEON (65-2153) (93-135-1,193) of GENERAL MAYHEM fought THE QUICKLING (70-
1669) (43-91-2,162) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  NAPPER LEON vanquished THE QUICKLING in a 1 
minute one-sided fray.  Somehow I'd pictured The Quickling as having a worse record 
than that, but he must be around thirty percent.  I'll admit I sometimes wonder how 
he ever made it to the Isle, and other times I wonder even more why he bothers to go 
on fight.
     JAMMIES (74-2829) (48-43-1,181) of DARKLINGS fought EYES IN FLOWER (65-2960) 
(80-66-1,203) of GENERAL MAYHEM.  JAMMIES was overpowered by EYES IN FLOWER in a 
crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.  I gotta tell you, Jammies, the grass skirt 
is a mistake.  I don't care if you ARE vactioning on a tropical island.  Also, 
experience tells me that if you want to do well in your adventure, it would be a good 
thing if you won more fights.  Once that winning record goes, all sorts of horrible 
things might happen to you.
     TORYN TYL DAGEDA (74-2777) (50-41-4,201) of SAND DANCERS fought CYLADIA (51-
1122) (79-92-0,189) of SKAITHVARN.  TORYN TYL DAGEDA devastated CYLADIA in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.  Looks like Toryn still hasn't gotten over her 
snit--she won't say what upset her, but we can speculate, can't we?--but at least she 
isn't killing her opponents at the moment.  When she went hog-wild into that killing 
spree (relatively speaking), she was a very scary lady.
     RUSTLING BREEZE (33-6478) (24-18-1,182) of THE WASTING FIELD fought TALON 
WARSMITH (99-101) (45-76-7,171) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  RUSTLING BREEZE was devastated 
by TALON WARSMITH in a 1 minute one-sided battle.  And a Scarlet Knight finally wins 
one.  Speak up and telling him not to DO that, Rustling.  I was kinda looking for an 
oh-fer cycle for the Scarlet Knights gang; I even had a little bet about it.
     ALIX (74-2701) (25-12-0,198) of CHEYSULI & LIR fought BAT (74-2742) (54-65-
1,195) of DARKLINGS.  ALIX demolished BAT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched 
match.  His name may be Bat, but people treat him like the ball.  Or whatever other 
metaphor you want to use here.  Myself, I think his biggest mistake was letting 
Colredes advise him on his clothing.  After that orange and blue thing with the 
uneven hem, nobody takes him seriously.
     NIGHTFALL (Moonrise) (74-2421) (71-84-2,197) of DARKLINGS fought DARKMOON 
BLACKFELL (75-862) (64-56-2,199) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  NIGHTFALL (Moonrise) was 
overpowered by DARKMOON BLACKFELL in a popular 1 minute uneven match.  A conflict of 
names, here?  A warrior who sees herself as "Moonrise" is BOUND to be at a 
disadvantage against a "Darkmoon."  A clear conceptual conflict.
     ALYAHOODI (11-2219) (44-60-1,186) of HOLY SLAUGHTER fought KHORA THE SMALL (78-
519) (90-127-3,201) of SAND DANCERS.  ALYAHOODI was vanquished by KHORA THE SMALL in 
a 2 minute one-sided duel.  Let this be a lesson to you, Alyahoodi, never stand in 
the way of a Fox Woman who has her sights set on something, such as being acclaimed 
Top Basher.
     DEANJLI TYL RHU (76-1970) (66-54-0,226) of SAND DANCERS fought TRAM SATANS BLOOD 
(65-1106) (53-50-2,203) of SANGUINE SAINTS.  DEANJLI TYL RHU vanquished TRAM SATANS 
BLOOD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.  This is one Sand Dancer who's getting dangerous 
on the sands.  I have HEARD, but can't confirm, that when Simtakka arena closed, her 
best friend went into retirement and pretty much vanished from mortal ken, and Miss 
Rhu just THREW herself into the martial arts to escape the loneliness.  Can anyone 
confirm or refute this?
     IT'S A BOY (78-841) (75-67-3,217) of BAD NEWS fought DEADBOLT (70-1664) (63-78-
2,200) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  IT'S A BOY savagely defeated DEADBOLT in an action packed 
2 minute gruesome melee.  It almost seems a shame to insult these two warriors, 
however much they may deserve it, because they aren't paying attention.  Not only are 
they not paying attention to my spy report, they aren't paying attention to the job 
on hand, which is arena fighting.  What a waste of effort, especially on a hot day 
like this.
     Ah, the first challenge match of the day!  FRIAR TUCK (1-7105) (17-4-0,27) of 
DARK TOADS challenged DARLINA (74-2995) (17-9-2,69) of SAND DANCERS.  Up a lot, hmm, 
how about... 42?  FRIAR TUCK devastated DARLINA in a popular 2 minute uneven 
Challenge brawl.  Now, there's a warrior (Darlina) who is not going to be thrilled by 
this morning's effort.  What I say is, if she can't beat Tuck, she DESERVES to have 
him preach at her while she's being patched up in the Infirmary.  Maybe next time, 
she'll try harder.
     SHYLOCK (75-2602) (25-16-1,132) of DARK TOADS challenged I TOL'YA THE PUN (65-
2154) (68-117-1,136) of GENERAL MAYHEM.  Up 4.  SHYLOCK devastated I TOL'YA THE PUN 
in a popular 3 minute one-sided Challenge contest.  While I will admit that 
devastating I Tol'ya is not difficult--all you need is a few stale jokes and a good 
memory for the punchline--it's always fun to watch.  I just love the way he stands 
there with his mouth open trying to figure out why his joke went flat.  Maybe if he'd 
get a new joke, he'd do better, but after all these years, eight, maybe? after all 
these years, he is still telling the same old joke.
     WINSTON (75-2600) (34-9-0,175) of DARK TOADS challenged NIGHTINGALE (74-2423) 
(73-82-1,189) of DARKLINGS.  Up 14.  WINSTON unbelievably bested NIGHTINGALE in a 
popular 4 minute Challenge match.  Okay, this is silly.  "Unbelievable."  Bah.  Who 
doesn't believe it?  I believe it, and even the bookies wouldn't offer odds against 
Winston.
     VELOXI (38-4233) (11-4-0,44) of DARK TOADS TV challenged DAMORETH STENN (65-
6105) (24-22-0,69) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 25.  VELOXI devastated DAMORETH STENN in a 1 
minute one-sided Challenge duel.  Is it the X?  Does that X in Veloxi's name turn 
into a veritable wall of spinning blades and wipe out an opponent in the shortest 
order?  I have it on good authority that Damoreth, though doubtless a worthy man in 
many ways, graduated from a very small arena which didn't give him much of a 
challenge.  That kind of thing can get a warrior into trouble once he hits the Isle.
     BLEYS (82-13278) (20-6-2,178) of TOADS OF AMBER TV challenged TAIRIKIA (51-4247) 
(55-59-0,196) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 18.  This was our "Most Challenged" fight.  BLEYS 
was bested by TAIRIKIA in a 2 minute Challenge fight.  What can I say?  These 
Delarquans are tough and mean, and she wants a winning record.  But I can and will 
congratulate Bleys on having a TV challenge and using it.
     And for the title, a random match:  WINDSONG (75-1425) (48-25-2,223) of ELANTI 
HUNTERS fought PHETMOLGE (37-1555) (126-135-1,229) of UP TO NO GOOD.  WINDSONG was 
devastated by PHETMOLGE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.  A good try, Windsong, 
and we'll miss you at the top.  Our thanks for taking the time to write a column this 
week.  (And if Phetmolge doesn't get his act together and write us a column next 
week, my comments will scorch the paper they're printed on.)

                                                       This has been Larkin talkin'

CHAMPION OF THE HORN          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PHETMOLGE 37-1555          127 135  1  252  UP TO NO GOOD (117)        SIBIKHAS

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970     67  54  0  238  SAND DANCERS (38)          SIMTAKKA
 IT'S A BOY 78-841           76  67  3  225  BAD NEWS (16)              LIN TIRIAN
-SIR ROTHWAIN 78-301         40  35  0  218  LOST HOPE INN (107)        LIN TIRIAN
 EYES IN FLOWER 65-2960      81  66  1  212  GENERAL MAYHEM (71)        DAL SHANG
 DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862   65  56  2  211  SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)       JADE MOUNTAIN

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777    51  41  4  209  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519      91 127  3  208  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 ALIX 74-2701                26  12  0  208  CHEYSULI & LIR (222)       DAIYLA KIV
 DEBATOR 76-1233            109 120  5  204  CREW MONIKER (9)           SIMTAKKA

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            56  59  0  204  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            63  79  2  197  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 NAPPER LEON 65-2153         94 135  1  195  GENERAL MAYHEM (71)        DAL SHANG
 TRAM SATANS BLOOD 65-1106   53  51  2  193  SANGUINE SAINTS (24)       DAL SHANG
 ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232     23  18  1  193  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG
 ZALGOR PRIGG 82-15204       21   8  0  192  MUTANT LEAGUE II (257)     DWES EG
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       46  76  7  191  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421           71  85  2  190  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 BAT 74-2742                 54  66  1  190  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 WINDSONG 75-1425            48  26  2  190  ELANTI HUNTERS (124)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 WINSTON 75-2600             35   9  0  190  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 NIGHTINGALE 74-2423         73  83  1  187  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 CYLADIA 51-1122             79  93  0  185  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            48  71  0  181  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JAMMIES 74-2829             48  44  1  180  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 ALYAHOODI 11-2219           44  61  1  180  HOLY SLAUGHTER (49)        ARUAK CITY
 BLEYS 82-13278              20   7  2  178  TOADS OF AMBER (266)       DWES EG
 SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513      51  48  0  177  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 ZALMARDARIN 78-312          34  64  2  173  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      42  53  0  168  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 RUSTLING BREEZE 33-6478     24  19  1  166  THE WASTING FIELD (265)    NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       43  92  2  160  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 SUNDOWN 75-1222             34  22  1  160  ELANTI HUNTERS (124)       JADE MOUNTAIN

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KYRLANIA 70-2327            54  69  1  150  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 SHYLOCK 75-2602             26  16  1  147  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 I TOL'YA THE PUN 65-2154    68 118  1  127  GENERAL MAYHEM (71)        DAL SHANG

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 VALLANT 38-4151             22   6  1   75  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 VELOXI 38-4233              12   4  0   69  DARK TOADS (271)           CLIFFHOME
 SARGEN DENJO 74-2723        29  12  0   67  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 FRIAR TUCK 1-7105           18   4  0   65  DARK TOADS (273)           MORDANT
 SELA TYL VARAN 74-2897      15  16  0   59  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 LANIK MUELLER 65-3632       13   6  2   53  HOUSE OF CARDS (149)       DAL SHANG
 DAMORETH STENN 65-6105      24  23  0   48  SAND DANCERS (78)          DAL SHANG
 DARLINA 74-2995             17  10  2   45  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 XARA 78-2254                17   8  0   40  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 MARIAN OF RAVENSKEE 1-6882  17  12  0   26  LADY OF THE GLEN (272)     MORDANT
 ZHAL 77-1456                29  42  0   25  SAND DANCERS (72)          MAZGOURRAH
 TIRYA 46-3594               15  22  0   23  SAND DANCERS (270)         ARDIVENT

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

My experience with the online maps, is that they don't include Lirith Kai.  Maybe I
just missed them the first few times I looked.... -- TigToad

     I'll see what I can do.

Clemenda -- Quite alright.  You are too fine a lady to be forced to compete in the
arena. -- Shylock

Sigh.  I went 0-6!  0-6?!  I cannot handle that level of incompetence from my
warriors.  Apparently, granting them freedom was a huge mistake.  One would think
motivated self-interest would keep their records up.... -- TigToad

Phetmolge -- I hacked and hacked at your ankles, and then you wobbled on your feet a
bit and stepped on me.  Next time I'll try some other approach, but I don't want next
time to be soon! -- Tairikia

Rustling Breeze -- This winning is getting to be a habit.  Quite enjoyable, too,
but...I was Eligible for Primus at the last Split, and I fear what it will mean at
the next. -- Deanjli tyl Rhu

Winston -- "Tired" does not mean "out of the fight," it appears.  It amazes me that
you lost. -- Toryn tyl Dageda

Cyladia -- You shouldn't have kept going till the herald stopped you.  I was set to
win anyway, although my TEAMMATE let me down over the question of Phetmolge winning,
too. -- Khora the Small, top basher even if the Commission doesn't realize it

A captured pirate king?  Why would anyone WANT to capture a pirate king?  I'm sure
he's in the way around the house, and his manners leave something to be desired. --
Xara

     So he's not a GENTLEMAN pirate then? -- Ed.

R.O.U.S. -- Sorry, but I don't do rats.  No way, no how. -- Zhal

Amazingly, the unemployed person taught me four skills.  I hadn't expected that. --
Darlina

Friar Tuck -- Oh, my!  Another win, and I'll have a winning record!  Amazing, and
totally unexpected.  Thank you. -- Sela tyl Varan

Veloxi -- You are weakened by the burden of carrying both a "V" and an "X" in your
name.  Give them up. -- Sargen Denjo

Marian of Ravenskeep -- I was not going for a kill!  Against a sweet young thing like
you?  No way.  I just wanted to end the fight quickly so you could get out of the
heat. -- Damoreth Stenn

But what if I don't WANT to fight a Rirorni soldier? -- Tirya

TigToad -- Good work. -- Li Dan

Larkin -- I'm not savage!  I'm really not.  I don't know what it is that comes over
me in the arena. -- Toryn

TigToad -- Thank you.  We, um, didn't mean to hog the wins, you know.  You can
probably figure out how to beat us rather easily. -- Xara, Sargen Denjo, Damoreth
Stenn, Tirya, Zhal, Darlina, and Sela tyl Varan

10 May 2003
To All -- Fellow managers, I humbly request your help.  My team (Ex Oblivione) was
started in Monuntial (DM 34) back in '92.  They were active for seven months.  I have
lost all early traces of them.  If any of you can help with copies of relevant
newsletters or, if you fought one of my warriors, copies of the fights, I would
greatly appreciate it.  I only have one of my original warriors left from the early
team now active in DM 60.  You can diplo me with any info here in the wonderful city
of Aradi.  Thank you in advance. -- Enigma, manager Ex Oblivione

15 May 2003
Assurnasirbanipal invites all to use his computerized warrior management tool.  The
program is the most extensive management tool ever created.  It was meant to run on a
PALM OS PDA, but will run (emulated) on a PC or MAC.  You can get this program on the
web at: http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir

27 May 2003
A note to everyone regarding manager names and manager lists -- If you're running a
team incognito, all you have to do is let me know and I won't put your name on any
manager lists.  It has seemed though, that more people want their names listed, even
if they do not announce themselves, than the other way around.  Also, I do maintain
the list more or less by hand and errors do creep in.  You have but to say I've made
an error and no one will be the wiser (except thee and me, of course). -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
     USA
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

4 June 2003
                 ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
Slaughterhouse.
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLEYS was bested by TAIRIKIA in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
VELOXI devastated DAMORETH STENN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
WINSTON unbelievably bested NIGHTINGALE in a popular 4 minute Challenge match.
SHYLOCK devastated I TOL'YA THE PUN in a popular 3 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
FRIAR TUCK devastated DARLINA in a popular 2 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
WINDSONG was devastated by PHETMOLGE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
IT'S A BOY savagely defeated DEADBOLT in a action packed 2 minute gruesome melee.
DEANJLI TYL RHU vanquished TRAM SATANS BLOOD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ALYAHOODI was vanquished by KHORA THE SMALL in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
NIGHTFALL was overpowered by DARKMOON BLACKFELL in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
ALIX demolished BAT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
RUSTLING BREEZE was devastated by TALON WARSMITH in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
TORYN TYL DAGEDA devastated CYLADIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
JAMMIES was overpowered by EYES IN FLOWER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
NAPPER LEON vanquished THE QUICKLING in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
DEBATOR devastated CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ZALMARDARIN was overpowered by ZALGOR PRIGG in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
SMOLDER DARKSUN was overpowered by RIRORNI CAPTAIN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SUNDOWN was devastated by ROBERTO LEATHAM in a action packed 2 minute one-sided bout.
NIGHTCAP beat KYRLANIA in a action packed 2 minute fray.
XARA viciously subdued MARIAN OF RAVENSKEEP in a popular 2 minute brutal contest.
ZHAL was overpowered by RIRORNI SOLDIER in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven fight.
SELA TYL VARAN lost to VALLANT in a popular 1 minute fight.
SARGEN DENJO subdued RIRORNI SOLDIER in a 1 minute melee.
LANIK MUELLER overpowered TIRYA in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  19 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  21 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  19 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        23 -  22 -  2      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  12 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         SLASHING ATTACK   37 -  42 -  0      47  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  32 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  22 -  0      37  |

Turn 223 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   PHETMOLGE 37-1555         127 135  1  252 UP TO NO GOOD (117)
WALL OF STEEL    DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970    67  54  0  238 SAND DANCERS (38)
SLASHING ATTACK  IT'S A BOY 78-841          76  67  3  225 BAD NEWS (16)
PARRY-STRIKE     EYES IN FLOWER 65-2960     81  66  1  212 GENERAL MAYHEM (71)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777   51  41  4  209 SAND DANCERS (36)
TOTAL PARRY      ALIX 74-2701               26  12  0  208 CHEYSULI & LIR (222)
AIMED BLOW       TAIRIKIA 51-4247           56  59  0  204 SAND DANCERS (253)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232    23  18  1  193 SPLIT INFINITY (226)
STRIKING ATTACK  NIGHTFALL 74-2421          71  85  2  190 DARKLINGS (207)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745           48  71  0  181 DARKLINGS (207)

The overall popularity leader is CYLADIA 51-1122.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NIGHTINGALE 74-2423.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROBERTO LEATHAM 
65-6232, IT'S A BOY 78-841, NIGHTCAP 74-2745, KYRLANIA 70-2327, WINSTON 75-2600, 
SHYLOCK 75-2602, FRIAR TUCK 1-7105, DARLINA 74-2995, DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862, and 
XARA 78-2254.

The least popular fighter this week was TIRYA 46-3594.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MARIAN OF RAVENSKEEP 1-6882, RUSTLING BREEZE 33-6478, TRAM SATANS BLOOD 
65-1106, DAMORETH STENN 65-6105, SELA TYL VARAN 74-2897, ZHAL 77-1456, SMOLDER 
DARKSUN 78-513, CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196, THE QUICKLING 70-1669, and JAMMIES 74-2829.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           1  1 0  TRICORUS(51)         1  1 0  SIMTAKKA(76)         2  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       0  1 0  DAL SHANG(65)        4  3 0  MAZGOURRAH(77)       0  1 0  
NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  0  1 0  SENTERN(70)          0  3 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       3  3 0  
SIBIKHAS(37)         1  0 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       4  6 0  DWES EG(82)          1  1 0  
CLIFFHOME(38)        2  0 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    3  2 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      1  0 0  
ARDIVENT(46)         0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FRIAR TUCK 1-7105           18   4  0   65  DARK TOADS (273)           MORDANT
 ALYAHOODI 11-2219           44  61  1  180  HOLY SLAUGHTER (49)        ARUAK CITY
 RUSTLING BREEZE 33-6478     24  19  1  166  THE WASTING FIELD (265)    NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 PHETMOLGE 37-1555          127 135  1  252  UP TO NO GOOD (117)        SIBIKHAS
 VALLANT 38-4151             22   6  1   75  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 TIRYA 46-3594               15  22  0   23  SAND DANCERS (270)         ARDIVENT
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            56  59  0  204  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 EYES IN FLOWER 65-2960      81  66  1  212  GENERAL MAYHEM (71)        DAL SHANG
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            63  79  2  197  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777    51  41  4  209  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862   65  56  2  211  SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970     67  54  0  238  SAND DANCERS (38)          SIMTAKKA
 ZHAL 77-1456                29  42  0   25  SAND DANCERS (72)          MAZGOURRAH
 IT'S A BOY 78-841           76  67  3  225  BAD NEWS (16)              LIN TIRIAN
 ZALGOR PRIGG 82-15204       21   8  0  192  MUTANT LEAGUE II (257)     DWES EG
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       46  76  7  191  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 13 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                            STRYSON (12-1368) SHADOW LORDS
                              STEFEN (15-2052) WILD BOYS
                         FROG SLAYER (21-4021) THE GUARDIANS
                       VICTOR CALDERONE (60-5223) CLUB CULTURE
                          TYBALT (62-3696) GRAPHIC VIOLENCE
                         WESTON (65-5719) SUPERIOR FORCES 4I
                            FOGGY (72-4595) DARQUE FORCES
                              NORAF (82-3856) ENVENOMED
                          CHEOPS (82-4451) LEGENDS OF EGYPT
                      THE SCREAMING FANS (82-6495) WHY I PLAY DM
                            CRAB (82-11880) 4-LETTER STDS
                         BRAND (82-13289) TOADS OF AMBER III
                        SHERRI (82-15114) SUPERIOR FORCES 3201

                                          -- Green Eyes