ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 06/21/2003    Duedate: 07/04/2003

LIRIN KIV

DM-107    TURN-224

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 LOST HOPE INN 78/107  285  136  3 67.7    5 DARKLINGS 74/207      640  673  5 48.7
    ELANTI HUNTERS 75/124                       SKAITHVARN 51/116                     
  2 SPLIT INFINIT 65/226  185  134  1 58.0      UP TO NO GOOD 37/117                  
    BLENDING ENTHRONED 38/264                 6 SCARLET KNIGHT 75/42  422  492  4 46.2
    MUTANT LEAGUE II 82/257                     SCARLET KNIGHTS 70/64                 
    LITTLE EARTHQUAKES 65/215                   THE DRAGON FIST 78/30                 
    CHEYSULI & LIR 74/222                       SCARLET KNIGHTS 99/19                 
    HOUSE OF CARDS 65/149                     7 SAND DANCERS 76/38   1436 1949 19 42.4
    DOOMSDAY4DOOMCORPS 65/227                   SAND DANCERS 51/253                   
  3 DARK TOADS 1/273       36   32  0 52.9      SAND DANCERS 74/36                    
    DARK TOADS 38/271                           SAND DANCERS 46/270                   
    TOADS OF AMBER 82/266                       SAND DANCERS 65/78                    
    DARK TOADS 75/262                           SAND DANCERS 78/43                    
    TOADS OF AMBER III 82/274                   SAND DANCERS 77/72                    
    LADY OF THE GLEN 1/272                    8 HOLY SLAUGHTER 11/49   99  137  3 41.9
  4 BAD NEWS 78/16       1764 1640 25 51.8      SANGUINE SAINTS 65/24                 
    CREW MONIKER 76/9                           THE WASTING FIELD 33/265              
    GENERAL MAYHEM 65/71                  

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Eye of the Storm #61 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Rithakar:

     Onuphre had disarmed the man and was now holding him in an iron grip to prevent 
him bleeding to death from the stump.  Seeing that he had his companions' attention 
again, the Shew said, "I thought we might want to ask this fellow some questions."
     "What an excellent idea!" Tamea Soulkeeper purred.  She moved closer to the 
Shew's prisoner and examined him curiously.  "He appears to be of a race unknown in 
Alastari," she murmured, then glanced at the blood leaking from the stump of the 
man's arm.  It was an unusual shade of red, almost coppery.  "Of an unknown species 
entirely.  I wonder where the Folstrom found him?"
     "Stop wondering and ask your questions," Onuphre suggested.  "He isn't going to 
last long, as much blood as he's lost."
     Tamea gave the Shew a look that would have put a dagger to shame for sharpness 
and addressed a brisk question to the prisoner in a language none of the other 
gladiators recognized.
     The man stared at her blankly, then mumbled a few words.
     The witch frowned and rapped out another question in what sounded like a 
different language.
     The man shook his head feebly.
     "Those other people make my head spin," Debby Tonte announced.  She was glaring 
at the main body of lancers, who were still rippling and fading in and out of 
solidity.  "They make me feel like I forgot the umbrella in my drink, or, you know, 
no olives.  I don't like it."
     Bellerophon and Mr. Testosterone turned to look at the larger group again.  It 
didn't appear to offer much danger, if the lancers couldn't even rejoin the active 
universe.
     "That sphere the banner-man is carrying!" Mr. Testosterone said suddenly.  
"Could that be the Eye we're looking for?"
     Ultraist* squinted at it and nodded once.  "It could be," the big Aruaki 
admitted.  "It looks pretty much the way the Eye looked--if it was the Eye--when I 
saw it last.  But how would they come to have it?"
     "If that's the Eye of the South," Bellerophon answered briskly, "it doesn't 
matter how they got it.  We have to get it back."
     This declaration gathered the attention of the whole group that had originally 
set out from the Isle.  After the delays and disappointments experienced so far, the 
possibility of actually being able to accomplish their task was invigorating.
     "How do we get it from them?" E.A. Polecat demanded.  "They aren't all here, I 
mean, they're not in this world completely, and if they can't touch us, we can't 
touch them, right?"
     "We can get right in among them with our swords drawn," Skirnir suggested.  
Holding his blade at the ready, he moved forward as he spoke.
     The others rushed to join him, out of loyalty and duty and from a simple desire 
to have, finally, a clear fight that they could win.  Because they were going to win.  
At their near approach, the lancers seemed to get a firmer grip on reality and become 
solid, or nearly so, but at the same time many of them began to age with appalling 
swiftness, as though all the years they had slept through were falling on them at 
once.  Skirnir, who found himself paired with Black Skull, the retired Rocani Lord 
Protector, headed for the banner man who had what was probably the Eye of the South.  
Belerophon and Natasha Knight targeted the leader of the troop, and the other 
gladiators spread out to do as much damage as they could.
     The man with the banner and the Eye shouted when he found himself beset by two 
warriors, and others rallied to his side, including the leader.  The battle was brief 
but fierce, the end inevitable.  Though they had the advantages of numbers and of 
being mounted, the lancers were weary and confused, and when one of them took a 
deadly wound, he rapidly collapsed into a pile of bones that crumbled to dust.
     Black Skull looked over the seen of the battle, shaken.  Nothing remained of the 
men they'd fought, who had fought them with the fierceness of desperation, but dust 
drifting away on the wind, and a few pieces of age-weakened metal--spearheads, a 
helmet or two, a buckle....  "That was..." he shook his head, unable to think of a 
word to describe his feeling.
     "It was as bad, in its way, as though we'd lost," Bellerophon said grimly.  "But 
we won."  He stepped carefully through the dust to the spherical stone, white and 
dead as the moon, that might be all that remained of the Eye of the South.
     "Better not to touch it!" Ultraist advised, coming up beside him.
     "Right!  Remember what it did to that poor dragon!" Debby Tonte added, joining 
them.  She rummaged in her straw bag and pulled out a large towel.  "Roll it into 
this, so you can carry it safely.  We can take it back to HER, and then forget about 
it.  And the sooner the better, too!"

*Ultraist is now known as Sylvester Frothingslosh.

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #9 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Talahya?

     Scarlatti knelt on the stony beach and scooped a hand through the water, sniffed 
it, then touched his tongue to it.  "Salt.  This is weird.  Only something really 
strange could change a freshwater, inland lake to salt water."
     "Unless," Fizban repeated, "it's not the lake we remember."
     "Well, that'd be pretty strange, too."
     Rogan cleared his throat.  "That isn't all that's strange," the blind man said.
     "You sense it, too?" Moonjumper asked.  "But of course, you would--"
     "We aren't in Talahya," Rogan confirmed.  "At least, in no part of Talahya I've 
ever encountered, and we were walking a known route.  I sense a different pattern of 
buildings and open spaces around us."
     "We passed through some sort of Gate," Moonjumper added.  "I sense quite a 
different pattern of energies around us, as well.  So what do we do now?"  She turned 
to Fizban and Carris Fallstar.  "How do we go about investigating... whatever it is 
that makes this not the Isle?"
     Before the old wizard could answer, Carris said, "We were headed for the ferry 
docks on the Isle, and we've come to a shore.  Maybe there are ferries near here.  
Let's find 'em."
     "Why?" Scarlatti asked.
     "Why not?" the elf countered.  "It's a place to start."

Lirin Kiv?

     The town that finally emerged from the fog bore some resemblance to Lirin Kiv, 
but it was definitely not the Adantri town.  The architecture they could see was 
similar in style, but different in detail, the streets were laid out in different 
curves and lined with different trees, some of them totally unfamiliar to Shylock and 
Clemenda.  Where the Temple of Mantor should have been was a temple to... somebody 
else.  By the symbols on the facade, some kind of solar deity, Shylock thought.
     The carriage came to a stop, and the driver dismounted again, to peer anxiously 
through the window at his passengers.  "I don't know where we are," he admitted, "but 
it's nowhere I've been before.  Now what?"
     "See if there's anything like an arena here," Shylock ordered.  "If there is, 
it'll be a point of contact, I think."
     "Where do I look?"
     Shylock bit back an exasperated comment which wouldn't help.  The man was 
stupid, but it would do no good to rub his nose in that dismal fact.  "Look where you 
would expect to find the Lirin Kiv arena, if this were Lirin Kiv and that was the 
Temple of Mantor."
     The driver clambered back onto his perch and set the horses in motion.
     "Something this strange, Lady Sheila would have to know about it, wouldn't she?" 
Clemenda asked.  "I've always understood that she knows about every bit of magic 
that's performed on the Isle."
     "Maybe she's not paying attention," Shylock answered.  His eyes gleamed at the 
possibilities opened up by Sheila not paying attention.  "She's got other things on 
her mind, I suppose--the decline in the Arcanum and all that...."  He frowned 
slightly.  "Wherever we are, THIS Arcanum hasn't declined!"

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 291): AMPLITUR of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 264): STREET SWEEPER of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 259): PREMEDITATION of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 246): JON SNOW of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 223): PHETMOLGE of UP TO NO GOOD from SIBIKHAS (She-Puppy)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 291): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 264): SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 259): LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 246): TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 223): LOST HOPE INN, etc. (Sir Boyd, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Here we are again, hot, sweaty, and exhausted from watching all these sword boys 
and girls fight out there on the sands.  At least, I'm exhausted by it.  And I notice 
that our longest fight was a mere four minutes, which says to ME that you all were 
exhausted, or too hot, to waste time out there.  Suits me.
     House of Cards was most avoided by Dark Toads.  This makes sense, as the 
managers of these two groups, Zalgor Prigg and TigToad, were apparently the only 
managers paying attention today.  TigToad and his warriors wrote personals, Zalgor 
Prigg didn't, so we hope the Toads won most of the fights.  Hey, nobody said I had to 
be impartial!
     And speaking of not being impartial, you notice our Champion of the Horn didn't 
write a column?  And this despite being reminded on three separate occasions in the 
last two weeks.  I think it's because Phetmolge is a Troll.  Yeah, I know that his 
census form says he's an Elf, but seriously, does anybody believe that?  Eight feet 
tall, gray and scaly, no slightest physical grace... trust me, he's a Troll.
     According to the Commission (and I quote):  Trolls are large, vaguely gorilla-
like bipeds of dubious intelligence.  They are not mammalian, but not exactly 
reptilian either; they are warm-blooded, with tough, pebbly hide and sparse, coarse 
hair.  They have formidable fangs and enormous strength.  They do not turn to stone 
in daylight.  They appear to be right on the borderline of sentience; they can be 
taught language, but they do not possess it themselves.
     Which means our Champion of the Horn gives new depth to the term "not too 
bright," and naturally, we can't expect a column from somebody who can barely talk, 
much less write.
     Reverting to more interesting topics (people with some brains here and there), 
Tairikia was most challenged.  I don't know if the Commission statistician just 
flipped a coin on this, or if she actually got two challenges.
     Longest fight was four minutes, I said that, didn't I?  Twenty-six fights in 
all.  Seven challenge matches, with the challenges all coming from the hands of 
TigToad and Zalgor Prigg, if I am not in error.  Two standbys fought.  One warrior 
died.
     Not a lot to report, is there?  It's the heat.

     TIRYA (46-3594) (15-22-0,23) of SAND DANCERS fought FRIAR TUCK (1-7105) (18-4-
0,65) of DARK TOADS.  TIRYA handily defeated FRIAR TUCK in an exciting 1 minute 
uneven bout.  Tirya was probably the most excited person in the arena when this fight 
ended.  Is this her first win over a managed warrior here?  Well, regardless, this 
one was enough to hoist her out of the foundation position (she got, um, 39 points 
for the win), and good cess to her.
     DAMORETH STENN (65-6105) (24-23-0,48) of SAND DANCERS fought VALLANT (38-4151) 
(22-6-1,75) of BLENDING ENTHRONED.  DAMORETH STENN was vanquished by VALLANT in a 1 
minute uneven bout.  And there goes Damoreth's winning record.  I wonder how many 
times a day on fight day he wishes he was still retired, sitting on a rock north of 
Dal Shang and fishing?  Sounds like a good life to me, a better one, anyway, than 
being a target dummy here on the Isle.
     DARLINA (74-2995) (17-10-2,45) of SAND DANCERS fought R.O.U.S. (107-4) (0-0-
0,50) of Local Louts.  DARLINA was vanquished by R.O.U.S. in an exciting 1 minute 
one-sided fight.  Doubtless Darlina will tell us that she "doesn't do rats."  But 
this is a SPECIAL rat, Darlina, it's one of the bookies!  Don't ask me how they chose 
which one to send out, but trust me, this is a bookie.  You should beat him up with 
vim and enthusiasm, as this may be your only chance.
     ZHAL (77-1456) (29-42-0,25) of SAND DANCERS fought VELOXI (38-4233) (12-4-0,69) 
of DARK TOADS.  ZHAL was overpowered by VELOXI in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.  
Apparently a V and an X together are stronger than a Z.  Which gives Zhal the not-so-
coveted founadation spot.
     XARA (78-2254) (17-8-0,40) of SAND DANCERS fought CAPTURED PIRATE KING (107-2) 
(0-0-0,30) of Local Louts.  XARA handily defeated CAPTURED PIRATE KING in an exciting 
1 minute one-sided contest.  Do you suppose Xara has some personal reason for her 
distinct animosity to Captured Pirate Kings?  Was she scared by one in the cradle?  
Did she lose a loved one, or a fortune, to a pirate?  Who can tell?
     BRAND (82-13289) (7-6-0,27) of TOADS OF AMBER III fought SARGEN DENJO (74-2723) 
(29-12-0,67) of SAND DANCERS.  BRAND vanquished SARGEN DENJO in an action packed 2 
minute gruesome one-sided match.  And there's Brand making a firm effort not to hang 
around the bottom of the rankings.  I commend your good sense on that, Brand.  If you 
HAVE to be a gladiator, don't be bottom-ranked.  It leads to all kinds of 
humiliations, such as being forced to stand in the corner to drink at the Red Sands, 
always getting bumped to the end of lines, and so on.
     KYRLANIA (70-2327) (54-69-1,150) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought I TOL'YA THE PUN (65-
2154) (68-118-1,127) of GENERAL MAYHEM.  KYRLANIA was bested by I TOL'YA THE PUN in a 
popular 1 minute bout.  If Kyrlania's manager doesn't wake up and teach her some new 
jokes, she's going to be a sucker for every old fossil lurking in Lirin Kiv, and 
we've got a high proportion of them, too.
     CYLADIA (51-1122) (79-93-0,185) of SKAITHVARN fought SUNDOWN (75-1222) (34-22-
1,160) of ELANTI HUNTERS.  CYLADIA overpowered SUNDOWN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute 
bloody one-sided match.  Our longest fight.  How do they do it?  I know people say 
that women have more endurance than men, but... in this heat?  Surely they could have 
decided sooner between themselves who should win.  Oh, well, at least I was sitting 
in the shade with a glass of iced tea.
     TRAM SATANS BLOOD (65-1106) (53-51-2,193) of SANGUINE SAINTS fought KHORA THE 
SMALL (78-519) (91-127-3,208) of SAND DANCERS.  TRAM SATANS BLOOD subdued KHORA THE 
SMALL in a 2 minute bout.  Oops!  Another rock on the road to top basher-dom.  
Everyone is warned to steer clear of Khora for the next couple of weeks, as she's 
likely to be in a foul (fouler?) mood.
     DEBATOR (76-1233) (109-120-5,204) of CREW MONIKER fought THE QUICKLING (70-1669) 
(43-92-2,160) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  DEBATOR defeated THE QUICKLING in a 2 minute bout.  
Not only is the Quickling slow of body, he's slow of mind, as well.  No match for a 
seasoned Debator.  The seasoning (garlic, lemon pepper, and a touch of oregano) was 
especially good today, too, if you care about that.
     WINDSONG (75-1425) (48-26-2,190) of ELANTI HUNTERS fought CRYSALIS GUARD (107-
29) (0-0-0,200) of Local Louts.  WINDSONG overpowered CRYSALIS GUARD in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.  Listen, we've got to do something about this!  
Who wants a bunch of dumb guards from Crysalis?  Why can't we have our OWN guards?  
Oh, right--we're good people and don't need guards to keep us in line.  But still.
     *PRECIOUS THINGS* (65-3340) (28-23-0,188) of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES fought JAMMIES 
(74-2829) (48-44-1,180) of DARKLINGS.  *PRECIOUS THINGS* was viciously subdued by 
JAMMIES in a 2 minute gruesome duel.  This is the first time I've seen someone roped 
and hog-tied with a blankie in the arena!  I'm always up for novel experiences 
(within reason), but let's not repeat this one, okay?
     TORYN TYL DAGEDA (74-2777) (51-41-4,209) of SAND DANCERS fought ZALMARDARIN (78-
312) (34-64-2,173) of THE DRAGON FIST.  TORYN TYL DAGEDA handily defeated ZALMARDARIN 
in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.  Zalmardarin appears to be another warrior well on 
his way to fossildom.  And Toryn, amazingly enough for a Sand Dancers, seems 
determined to hang onto her winning record.  What are we coming to?
     BAT (74-2742) (54-66-1,190) of DARKLINGS fought ALYAHOODI (11-2219) (44-61-
1,180) of HOLY SLAUGHTER.  BAT subdued ALYAHOODI in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory 
match.  The move where Bat darted close and mussed up Alyahoodi's hair got a standing 
ovation from the crowd.  If you chose that moment to step out, as some did, this is 
what the roaring was about.
     NORMANDY (65-4916) (22-15-3,198) of DOOMSDAY4DOOMCORPS fought NIGHTCAP (74-2745) 
(48-71-0,181) of DARKLINGS.  NORMANDY was savagely defeated by NIGHTCAP in a crowd 
pleasing 2 minute competition.  I'm not sure what pleased the crowd on this one.  
Maybe when Nightcap grabbed Normandy's helmet and turned it backward on his head?  
They like the crude laughs.
     NIGHTINGALE (74-2423) (73-83-1,187) of DARKLINGS fought NAPPER LEON (65-2153) 
(94-135-1,195) of GENERAL MAYHEM.  NIGHTINGALE easily killed NAPPER LEON in an 
exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.  "Easily killed"?  is Napper so old that he fell 
asleep in the arena?  I've heard of that happening, but not, usually, in one-minute, 
exciting fights.
     NIGHTFALL (74-2421) (71-85-2,190) of DARKLINGS fought CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-196) 
(42-53-0,168) of THE DRAGON FIST.  NIGHTFALL defeated CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a 2 minute 
match.  One of the orderlies is a gem collector on the side, and he says that Cort's 
jewel is paste.  This falls in well with the rumor that the Dragon Fist and Scarlet 
Knight crew have been reduced to pawning most of the possessions to keep going here.  
It can be a hard life working for a manager who has forgotten you're alive, can't it?
     DEADBOLT (70-1664) (63-79-2,197) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought RUSTLING BREEZE (33-
6478) (24-19-1,166) of THE WASTING FIELD.  DEADBOLT won victory over RUSTLING BREEZE 
in a popular 1 minute duel.  You'll note the handicapper didn't consider this a mis-
match?  Tells you something, doesn't it?
     Ah, the challenge matches, all seven of 'em--
     LANIK MUELLER (65-3632) (13-6-2,53) of HOUSE OF CARDS challenged SELA TYL VARAN 
(74-2897) (15-16-0,59) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 6.  LANIK MUELLER handily defeated SELA 
TYL VARAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  Not surprising, but I'm sure Sela 
feels the defeat deeply.  Somewhere.  Have you tried petitioning for a strategy 
change, Sela?  Your record isn't that bad yet, and you MIGHT reclaim your winning 
edge.
     SHYLOCK (75-2602) (26-16-1,147) of DARK TOADS challenged SMOLDER DARKSUN (78-
513) (51-48-0,177) of THE DRAGON FIST.  Up 30.  SHYLOCK was overpowered by SMOLDER 
DARKSUN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.  Nothing like ambition to get 
your head handed to you on a small shield, is there, Shylock?  Good, bold attempt, 
though.
     WINSTON (75-2600) (35-9-0,190) of DARK TOADS challenged TALON WARSMITH (99-101) 
(46-76-7,191) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Up 1.  WINSTON was savagely defeated by TALON 
WARSMITH in a 2 minute Challenge competition.  Ouch.  You're lucky to come out of 
that one alive, Winston.
     ZALGOR PRIGG (82-15204) (21-8-0,192) of MUTANT LEAGUE II challenged DEANJLI TYL 
RHU (76-1970) (67-54-0,238) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 46.  ZALGOR PRIGG was devastated by 
DEANJLI TYL RHU in a 1 minute Challenge fight.  I hear that over at the Sand Dancers' 
guildhouse, Deanjli has been voted "most likely to be Inducted."  Try losing some 
fights, kid.  It might help.
     ALIX (74-2701) (26-12-0,208) of CHEYSULI & LIR challenged IT'S A BOY (78-841) 
(76-67-3,225) of BAD NEWS.  Up 17.  ALIX overpowered IT'S A BOY in a 2 minute 
mismatched Challenge duel.  We've heard all the jokes about "sending a Boy to do a 
man's job," unfortunately, and I'm too hot to think of new ones.
     ROBERTO LEATHAM (65-6232) (23-18-1,193) of SPLIT INFINITY challenged DARKMOON 
BLACKFELL (75-862) (65-56-2,211) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Up 18.  ROBERTO LEATHAM 
viciously subdued DARKMOON BLACKFELL in a 2 minute Challenge battle.  Oooh, 
viciously!  I love it!  You can be vicious to the warriors of non-writing, non-
challenging managers any time you want, Roberto.
     BLEYS (82-13278) (20-7-2,178) of TOADS OF AMBER TV challenged TAIRIKIA (51-4247) 
(56-59-0,204) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 26.  BLEYS devastated TAIRIKIA in a 1 minute 
mismatched Challenge fight.  Some people just don't like to lose....
     And for the title, the Troll, PHETMOLGE (37-1555) (127-135-1,252) of UP TO NO 
GOOD fought the fossil, EYES IN FLOWER (65-2960) (81-66-1,212) of GENERAL MAYHEM.  
PHETMOLGE won victory over EYES IN FLOWER in an action packed 1 minute gory Title 
duel.  Both are equally mute, so who cares?  (Hey, I'm an equal oportunity insulter.  
You don't pay attention, you can count on an insult sooner or later, doesn't matter 
if you've got the Horn.)

                                                       This has been Larkin talkin'

CHAMPION OF THE HORN          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PHETMOLGE 37-1555          128 135  1  266  UP TO NO GOOD (117)        SIBIKHAS

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NIGHTINGALE 74-2423         74  83  2  259  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970     68  54  0  253  SAND DANCERS (38)          SIMTAKKA
 ALIX 74-2701                27  12  0  224  CHEYSULI & LIR (222)       DAIYLA KIV
-SIR ROTHWAIN 78-301         40  35  0  218  LOST HOPE INN (107)        LIN TIRIAN
 TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777    52  41  4  213  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       47  76  7  212  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232     24  18  1  210  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG
 DEBATOR 76-1233            110 120  5  206  CREW MONIKER (9)           SIMTAKKA
 WINDSONG 75-1425            49  26  2  206  ELANTI HUNTERS (124)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 TRAM SATANS BLOOD 65-1106   54  51  2  203  SANGUINE SAINTS (24)       DAL SHANG
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            49  71  0  202  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 BLEYS 82-13278              21   7  2  200  TOADS OF AMBER (266)       DWES EG
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            64  79  2  199  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 CYLADIA 51-1122             80  93  0  198  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 EYES IN FLOWER 65-2960      81  67  1  196  GENERAL MAYHEM (71)        DAL SHANG
 BAT 74-2742                 55  66  1  195  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 IT'S A BOY 78-841           76  68  3  194  BAD NEWS (16)              LIN TIRIAN
 DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862   65  57  2  194  SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)       JADE MOUNTAIN

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519      91 128  3  193  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 JAMMIES 74-2829             49  44  1  193  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421           72  85  2  192  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 ZALGOR PRIGG 82-15204       21   9  0  188  MUTANT LEAGUE II (257)     DWES EG
 SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513      52  48  0  185  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 WINSTON 75-2600             35  10  0  185  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 NORMANDY 65-4916            22  16  3  184  DOOMSDAY4DOOMCORPS (227)   DAL SHANG
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            56  60  0  183  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 NAPPER LEON 65-2153         94 136  1  182  GENERAL MAYHEM (71)        DAL SHANG

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 *PRECIOUS THINGS* 65-3340   28  24  0  180  LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (215)   DAL SHANG
 ALYAHOODI 11-2219           44  62  1  178  HOLY SLAUGHTER (49)        ARUAK CITY
 ZALMARDARIN 78-312          34  65  2  173  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 RUSTLING BREEZE 33-6478     24  20  1  170  THE WASTING FIELD (265)    NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      42  54  0  169  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       43  93  2  166  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 SUNDOWN 75-1222             34  23  1  157  ELANTI HUNTERS (124)       JADE MOUNTAIN

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SHYLOCK 75-2602             26  17  1  146  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 I TOL'YA THE PUN 65-2154    69 118  1  144  GENERAL MAYHEM (71)        DAL SHANG
 KYRLANIA 70-2327            54  70  1  134  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 VALLANT 38-4151             23   6  1   79  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 VELOXI 38-4233              13   4  0   71  DARK TOADS (271)           CLIFFHOME
 BRAND 82-13289               8   6  0   69  TOADS OF AMBER III (274)   DWES EG
 LANIK MUELLER 65-3632       14   6  2   67  HOUSE OF CARDS (149)       DAL SHANG
 TIRYA 46-3594               16  22  0   62  SAND DANCERS (270)         ARDIVENT
 DAMORETH STENN 65-6105      24  24  0   49  SAND DANCERS (78)          DAL SHANG
 XARA 78-2254                18   8  0   48  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 SELA TYL VARAN 74-2897      15  17  0   48  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 SARGEN DENJO 74-2723        29  13  0   38  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 DARLINA 74-2995             17  11  2   36  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 FRIAR TUCK 1-7105           18   5  0   34  DARK TOADS (273)           MORDANT
 ZHAL 77-1456                29  43  0   28  SAND DANCERS (72)          MAZGOURRAH
-MARIAN OF RAVENSKEE 1-6882  17  12  0   26  LADY OF THE GLEN (272)     MORDANT

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN
NAPPER LEON 65-2153        94 136  1 GENERAL MAYHEM 71      NIGHTINGALE 74-2423    224

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Toryn Tyl Dageda -- Ah, losses happen to all of us sometimes.  I try not to make it a
habit, but sometimes I see my opponent stumbling around the stands and I let my guard
down. -- Winston

Sargen Denjo -- Wait, have you been talking to those in Cliffholm?  I remember these
conversations about X's and V's back then in my prior arena life.  Maybe you have
friends there, I kept trying to explain that the X and the V were the source of my
power.... -- Veloxi

All (Meaning Li Dan really, since I doubt many others read this). -- I am going to
ask Marian to sit out some fights.  While my brothers in arms tell me to run her, I
am not enjoying her fights much, so she will sit a while.  However, I am bringing in
Brand from my recent graduations to join the sands here and Stile should be back next
turn. -- TigToad

     Ah, Marian is going to keep ravens for now, eh?

Bleys -- You need these losses to give you perspective. -- Tairikia
P.S.  At least, that's what *I* was told in a like position.

Veloxi -- The evil X, hmm?  I like it.  I wonder if I could get my name changed to
Damorex? -- Damoreth Stenn
P.S.  Or do I have to get a V to go with it?

Friar Tuck -- I know I'm SUPPOSED to be here for you guys to fight, but I would THINK
that I could get some wins, TOO. -- Darlina

Ram Satans Blood -- It makes a puzzle, does it not?  Is this a case of your manager
not paying attention, or am I really better than you in the arena? -- Deanjli tyl Rhu

Alyahoodi -- Do not DARE to stand in the way of Lirin Kiv's Basher Supreme. -- Khora
the Small but Powerful

Cyladia -- Actually, I never bathe in tubs.  It must be "natural" water. -- Toryn tyl
Dageda

Marian of Ravenskeep -- Have you considered giving up this life and just keeping
ravens? -- Xara

So the Rirorni Soldier beat me, what did you expect?  I'm a pud, after all. -- Zhal

Vallant -- You are an AMAZING teacher, sir!  I thank you. -- Sela tyl Varan

I don't see why Zhal couldn't beat the Rirorni Soldier, unless this is a different
one.  This'n was easy. -- Sargen Denjo

It was a different one. -- Zhal

Lanik Mueller -- I think there's something strange going on in the arena.  If I could
walk to the Infirmary, why couldn't I keep on fighting? -- Tirya
P.S.  Oh, no, don't tell me that my time--I had no CHOICE--in Andoria has weakened
me?

Larkin -- Bitter, yes, turn to strong drink, no. -- Sela tyl Varan
P.S.  I notice Li Dan is keeping out of our way.  Smart man.

     That's why he's a manager and you're a gladiator.

Larkin -- The best carousing spots are by invitation only, and if I told you about
them, I would be uninvited. -- a virtuous Zhal

Now there's a weird concept: a virtuous Zhal?  I laugh. -- Tirya

     Hmm, I'm a spy reporter, right?  I bet I can follow him....

Larkin -- It was the ravens. -- Xara

     Nevermore.

Larkin -- Mind your own business. -- Deanjli tyl Rhu

     This is my business, toots.

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 devastated TAIRIKIA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ROBERTO LEATHAM viciously subdued DARKMOON BLACKFELL in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
ALIX overpowered IT'S A BOY in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
ZALGOR PRIGG was devastated by DEANJLI TYL RHU in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
WINSTON was savagely defeated by TALON WARSMITH in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
SHYLOCK was overpowered by SMOLDER DARKSUN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
LANIK MUELLER handily defeated SELA TYL VARAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PHETMOLGE won victory over EYES IN FLOWER in a action packed 1 minute gory Title duel.
DEADBOLT won victory over RUSTLING BREEZE in a popular 1 minute duel.
NIGHTFALL defeated CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a 2 minute match.
NIGHTINGALE easily killed NAPPER LEON in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
NORMANDY was savagely defeated by NIGHTCAP in a crowd pleasing 2 minute competition.
BAT subdued ALYAHOODI in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory match.
TORYN TYL DAGEDA handily defeated ZALMARDARIN in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
*PRECIOUS THINGS* was viciously subdued by JAMMIES in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
WINDSONG overpowered CRYSALIS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DEBATOR defeated THE QUICKLING in a 2 minute bout.
TRAM SATANS BLOOD subdued KHORA THE SMALL in a 2 minute bout.
CYLADIA overpowered SUNDOWN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody one-sided match.
KYRLANIA was bested by I TOL'YA THE PUN in a popular 1 minute bout.
BRAND vanquished SARGEN DENJO in a action packed 2 minute gruesome one-sided match.
XARA handily defeated CAPTURED PIRATE KING in a exciting 1 minute one-sided contest.
ZHAL was overpowered by VELOXI in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
DARLINA was vanquished by R.O.U.S. in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
DAMORETH STENN was vanquished by VALLANT in a 1 minute uneven bout.
TIRYA handily defeated FRIAR TUCK in a exciting 1 minute uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  17 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         WALL OF STEEL     30 -  20 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  11 -  2      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  21 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   38 -  42 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  32 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        20 -  24 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  24 -  0      37  |

Turn 224 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-RIPOSTE      3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3     AIMED BLOW         0 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   PHETMOLGE 37-1555         128 135  1  266 UP TO NO GOOD (117)
LUNGING ATTACK   NIGHTINGALE 74-2423        74  83  2  259 DARKLINGS (207)
WALL OF STEEL    DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970    68  54  0  253 SAND DANCERS (38)
TOTAL PARRY      ALIX 74-2701               27  12  0  224 CHEYSULI & LIR (222)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777   52  41  4  213 SAND DANCERS (36)
SLASHING ATTACK  TALON WARSMITH 99-101      47  76  7  212 SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745           49  71  0  202 DARKLINGS (207)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLEYS 82-13278             21   7  2  200 TOADS OF AMBER (266)
PARRY-STRIKE     EYES IN FLOWER 65-2960     81  67  1  196 GENERAL MAYHEM (71)
AIMED BLOW       TAIRIKIA 51-4247           56  60  0  183 SAND DANCERS (253)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is CYLADIA 51-1122.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CYLADIA 51-1122.  The ten other most popular fighters were TALON WARSMITH 99-101, 
ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232, BAT 74-2742, BRAND 82-13289, NIGHTINGALE 74-2423, NIGHTCAP 
74-2745, ALIX 74-2701, PHETMOLGE 37-1555, NIGHTFALL 74-2421, and JAMMIES 74-2829.

The least popular fighter this week was FRIAR TUCK 1-7105.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DAMORETH STENN 65-6105, ZHAL 77-1456, SARGEN DENJO 74-2723, 
ZALGOR PRIGG 82-15204, TAIRIKIA 51-4247, ZALMARDARIN 78-312, NORMANDY 65-4916, SELA 
TYL VARAN 74-2897, SHYLOCK 75-2602, and IT'S A BOY 78-841.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           0  1 0  TRICORUS(51)         1  1 0  SIMTAKKA(76)         2  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       0  1 0  DAL SHANG(65)        4  5 0  MAZGOURRAH(77)       0  1 0  
NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  0  1 0  SENTERN(70)          1  2 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       2  4 0  
SIBIKHAS(37)         1  0 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       7  3 1  DWES EG(82)          2  1 0  
CLIFFHOME(38)        2  0 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    1  4 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      1  0 0  
ARDIVENT(46)         1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FRIAR TUCK 1-7105           18   5  0   34  DARK TOADS (273)           MORDANT
 ALYAHOODI 11-2219           44  62  1  178  HOLY SLAUGHTER (49)        ARUAK CITY
 RUSTLING BREEZE 33-6478     24  20  1  170  THE WASTING FIELD (265)    NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 PHETMOLGE 37-1555          128 135  1  266  UP TO NO GOOD (117)        SIBIKHAS
 VALLANT 38-4151             23   6  1   79  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 TIRYA 46-3594               16  22  0   62  SAND DANCERS (270)         ARDIVENT
 CYLADIA 51-1122             80  93  0  198  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232     24  18  1  210  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            64  79  2  199  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 NIGHTINGALE 74-2423         74  83  2  259  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 WINDSONG 75-1425            49  26  2  206  ELANTI HUNTERS (124)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970     68  54  0  253  SAND DANCERS (38)          SIMTAKKA
 ZHAL 77-1456                29  43  0   28  SAND DANCERS (72)          MAZGOURRAH
 IT'S A BOY 78-841           76  68  3  194  BAD NEWS (16)              LIN TIRIAN
 BLEYS 82-13278              21   7  2  200  TOADS OF AMBER (266)       DWES EG
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       47  76  7  212  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE