ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 10/11/2003    Duedate: 10/24/2003

LIRIN KIV

DM-107    TURN-232

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 DARK TOADS 9/275       70   52  1 57.4      THE DRAGON FIST 78/30                 
    TOADS OF AMBER III 82/274                   SCARLET KNIGHTS 99/19                 
    DARK TOADS 78/276                         5 HOLY SLAUGHTER 11/49  112  148  3 43.1
    SPLIT INFINITY 2 65/260                     SANGUINE SAINTS 65/24                 
    DARK TOADS 75/262                           THE WASTING FIELD 33/265              
    TOADS OF AMBER 82/266                     6 SAND DANCERS 76/38   1468 1997 19 42.4
    LADY OF THE GLEN 1/272                      SAND DANCERS 51/253                   
  2 1988 DODGERS 74/278   253  229  3 52.5      SAND DANCERS 74/36                    
    BLENDING ENTHRONED 38/264                   SAND DANCERS 65/78                    
    SPLIT INFINITY 65/226                       SAND DANCERS 78/43                    
  3 DARKLINGS 74/207      677  692  5 49.5      SAND DANCERS 77/72                    
    SKAITHVARN 51/116                           SAND DANCERS 46/270                   
    UP TO NO GOOD 37/117                      7 ROOT OF ALL E 74/108   50   79  1 38.8
  4 SCARLET KNIGHT 75/42  447  531  6 45.7    8 SLYTHERIN HOU 74/277    2    0  0  100
    SCARLET KNIGHTS 70/64                 

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #14 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Not Talahya:

     The Ghean gladiators once again positioned themselves for combat, spreading out 
enough that each warrior should have room to act independently.  The lizard man, 
Thristle, took the leading position on the path, with the others fanned out to the 
sides where the ground was flat and clear enough.
     The mist roiled and disgorged the Ardaunar.
     There were half a dozen of them, in scale-mail and helms, armed with short, 
straight swords.  Like Thristle, they were humanoid but not human.  Unlike Thristle, 
they were not reptilian.
     "Narsh Uttur?" Carris Fallstar asked, remembering a few of the werewolves of 
Lyratilan that he'd met on the Isle.
     "They certainly smell like wolves," Rogan answered with a grimace.
     "The teeth that bite," Scarlatti agreed, eyeing the fanged snouts uneasily.  
"The claws that rend.  I shudder to think of fighting them," he added, shuddering 
conspicuously.  His sword was steady in his hand.
     Moonjumper, beside him, laughed.
At that sound, the Ardaunar reared back, exchanging uneasy glances.  They weren't 
used to being laughed at.  The hesitation was brief, however.  The one in the center 
of the pack stepped forward and began a long... well, it was probably a harangue.  In 
the growly voice of the creature, it was hard to tell if it was boastful, hostile, or 
emotionally neutral.
     Thristle broke in on the speech with one of his own, all whistles and chirps and 
hissing sounds.
The leading Ardaunar made a 'cut it off' gesture and spoke, with difficulty, in the 
local version of Isle cant.  "Thizz ourr path.  You getd off, grrovel, and we notd 
kill."
     "No," Carris said, stepping up beside Thristle.  "Grovel for a pack of mangy 
curs?  We will not."
The leading Ardaunar howled fury and lunged forward, his companions close behind.  
Contrary to the gladiators' expectations, they did not each engage one enemy but 
concentrated at one end of the line, where Moonjumper and Scarlatti held down the 
right.  It was quickly obvious that the Ardaunar were used to fighting as a unit, 
rather than one-on-one.  They stayed together, covered each other's flanks, moved 
forward and back so that each got a chance to rest when the battle was hotest.
     The gladiators changed their own half-formed plan and moved to encircle the 
compact group of opponents.  Each gladiator picked one of the dog-men and tried to 
entice him out to where he could be fought in the way they were used to.  A futile 
effort, as the Ardaunar wouldn't break their pack; it was their strength, and they 
knew it.
     "This isn't working," Carris said, disgusted.  He spoke Fratsfan rather than 
Isle cant and hoped that the two Free Blades warriors would understand it well 
enough--and the dogs not at all.  "Thristle was right, we've got to fight as a team.  
And we've got to break them up.  So, Rogan, Scarlatti, work with me, we'll split this 
pack in two.  Moonjumper, you and Thristle keep them distracted so they won't guess 
what we're up to until it's too late."
     "What about me?" Fizban asked.
     "You're no warrior," the elf said bluntly.  "Do you have any spells that can 
help here?"
     "At such close quarters with risk to my own side, and without preparation...."  
The old wizard shrugged, looking embarrassed.
     "That's what I thought.  Stay out of the way, then."  Carris disengaged from the 
Ardaunar he was fencing with.  "We act... NOW."  He lunged.
     Rogan and Scarlatti fell in on either side of him and a little behind, making a 
wedge to split the pack.  The Ardaunar howled, and one went down from Carris's 
initial lunge-and-thrust.  No way, no time to tell if the blow was fatal, but the dog 
was out of the fight.  The others howled and drew back a little, trying to reform 
their tight group.  The wedge of gladiators forced itself deeper, and there was 
another howl as Moonjumper and Thristle attacked on the flank.  Two of the Ardaunar 
grabbed their fallen comrade, and they all began to back away.
     "This is the most dangerous moment," Thristle warned.  "They will retreat if we 
allow them to do so, but if the attack is pressed, they will fight, and more fiercely 
for being desperate."
     "We don't need to drive home this victory," Fizban urged behind them.  "We don't 
need bitter enemies here in this strange place!"
     "I'd like to see a clear surrender," Carris Fallstar growled.
     "Ah, let 'em go," Scarlatti muttered.  "We whipped 'em, and they know it.  We've 
got other things to do."
     "A place to rest," Fizban agreed with a small groan.  Age got no easier to bear 
with experience.
     "Food," added Scarlatti.
     "And most of all, information," Carris Fallstar finished.
     "I will take you to the compound of my team," Thristle said.  "You will be able 
to rest and refresh yourselves, and our managers will doubtless bend their minds to 
solving your problems.  This routing of the Ardaunar," he gestured at the patch of 
blood on the walkway, "is perhaps a small thing, but it will amuse my comrades and 
dispose them to be helpful.  Come."

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

Well, another turn comes and I remain your champion.  I must admit, taking this
throne proved to be a lot harder than holding it.  Maybe I shall give Phetmolge
another shot at it...or perhaps not, that man frightens me a bit.  Deanjli Tyl Rhu I
know is a strong competitor and is capable of besting me if she can keep her feet.
This turn I offer my challenge to a fourth different competitor in as many turns.  We
shall see if I remain top dog after my rash challenge. -- Stile

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     I think we have more personals per fight fought than any arena on the Isle.  We 
should celebrate this--NOT by having no personals next time, either!  After all, it's 
good to be best at something.
     It's been one of those lazy weekends here--sun with just enough cloud to make it 
interesting, a pot-luck picnic that was very good, and no rush to get back to the 
office.  Nothing big happened, so I guess I'll talk about the fights.
     Of which we had a mere twenty-two, with five of the warriors being standbys.  
Sheesh.  Nine fights were challenge matches, three of them involved TV challenges.  
And the most challenges, by the way, went to Damoreth Stenn.  I guess he won't be 
going fishing any time soon.  Most avoided was Root of All Evil, by Split Infinity.

     TIRYA (46-3594) (18-27-0,42) of SAND DANCERS fought MICKEY HATCHER (74-3356) 
(17-4-0,55) of 1988 DODGERS.  TIRYA was handily defeated by MICKEY HATCHER in a 1 
minute one-sided contest.  She just keeps losing.  How long will she stay active, I 
wonder?  True, Sand Dancers are masochists, but still, there must be some limit.
     VALLANT (38-4151) (28-8-2,80) of BLENDING ENTHRONED fought UNEMPLOYED PERSON 
(107-5) (0-0-0,70) of Draftees.  VALLANT vanquished UNEMPLOYED PERSON in an action 
packed 1 minute one-sided match.  You do realize, don't you, Vallant, that you have 
made it that much harder for the Unemployed Person to find work?  I mean, he's all 
beaten up.  Bleeding, even.  Who'd hire him?
     ISHAMAEL (74-1685) (27-39-1,115) of ROOT OF ALL EVIL fought FLOYD (107-10) (0-0-
0,150) of Draftees.  ISHAMAEL was bested by FLOYD in a popular 1 minute bout.  I 
gotta tell you, Ish--may I call you Ish?--that somebody in the Commission office must 
hate you.  There are standbys closer to your rank which would have given you a fairer 
fight.  A little largesse in the relevant locations might improve things for you.
     TRAM SATANS BLOOD (65-1106) (57-55-2,180) of SANGUINE SAINTS fought THE 
QUICKLING (70-1669) (43-100-2,159) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  TRAM SATANS BLOOD overpowered 
THE QUICKLING in a 2 minute bloody mismatched fight.  I got it figured out that what 
the Quickling is quick at is losing, yes?  And also, it would be interesting to see a 
match between Tram and Rogan of Home Guard, both of 'em being blind and all.
     DEANJLI TYL RHU (76-1970) (73-56-0,194) of SAND DANCERS fought CORT NIGHTJEWEL 
(78-196) (45-58-0,184) of THE DRAGON FIST.  DEANJLI TYL RHU demolished CORT 
NIGHTJEWEL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.  Which surprised nobody.
     RUSTLING BREEZE (33-6478) (28-23-1,190) of THE WASTING FIELD fought ZALMARDARIN 
(78-312) (37-69-2,175) of THE DRAGON FIST.  RUSTLING BREEZE was butchered by 
ZALMARDARIN in an exciting 1 minute one-sided brawl.  Ooooh, death!  BAD boy, 
Zalmardarin!  Bad!
     CYLADIA (51-1122) (84-96-0,210) of SKAITHVARN fought ROBERTO LEATHAM (65-6232) 
(24-25-1,174) of SPLIT INFINITY.  CYLADIA vanquished ROBERTO LEATHAM in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.  I don't know why the crowd was pleased, unless 
they all bet on Cyladia.  It was too short for much "appreciation of techniique" and 
so on.
     JAMMIES (74-2829) (53-47-1,189) of DARKLINGS fought IMPRISONED SPY (107-9) (0-0-
0,170) of Draftees.  JAMMIES was overpowered by IMPRISONED SPY in a crowd pleasing 1 
minute one-sided duel.  Really bad luck, boy.  There's an author breathing over my 
shoulder and commenting on the, ahem, influences that such a loss might have on the 
story you're in.
     NIGHTFALL (74-2421) (77-87-2,199) of DARKLINGS fought GOJIRO (107-31) (0-0-
0,220) of Draftees.  NIGHTFALL (Moonrise) devastated GOJIRO in a crowd pleasing 1 
minute mismatched bout.  Just in passing I might note that NONE of the Sand Dancers 
fought standbys this time!  Incredible, no?  Yes?  But five other people did, as 
noted above, and that is too many standbys for the number of fights we've got here.  
So let's have more fights next time, okay?
     NIGHTINGALE (74-2423) (79-85-2,223) of DARKLINGS fought TALON WARSMITH (99-101) 
(51-79-7,189) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  NIGHTINGALE was handily defeated by TALON WARSMITH 
in a 1 minute one-sided contest.  Guess he didn't like your singing.  But Dwarves are 
notorious for their tin ears.  If it isn't a march, they don't know what to do with 
it.
     BAT (74-2742) (61-67-1,227) of DARKLINGS fought VILLAINOUS INFORMER (107-23) (0-
0-0,181) of Draftees.  BAT demolished VILLAINOUS INFORMER in a 1 minute mismatched 
match.  Good work, Bat.  The fellow was even more villainous than the title hints at.  
A real rabid snide.  He probably spends his time hanging out in deep con caves.
     INIGO MONTOYA (74-1611) (37-43-4,215) of ROOT OF ALL EVIL fought NIGHTCAP (74-
2745) (53-74-0,205) of DARKLINGS.  INIGO MONTOYA handily defeated NIGHTCAP in a 2 
minute one-sided bout.  Listen, Nightcap, you've got to let some of the Root guys 
win, or they'll quit.
     PHETMOLGE (37-1555) (134-136-1,221) of UP TO NO GOOD fought KHORA THE SMALL (78-
519) (96-130-3,198) of SAND DANCERS.  PHETMOLGE was viciously subdued by KHORA THE 
SMALL in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.  A long-sought outcome, at least by Khora.  
It has not, however, gotten her the coveted top basher's slot.  That is still held by 
Zalmardarin the vicious but silent.

     And the challenge matches, such of them as there were.
     MARIAN OF RAVENSKEEP (1-6882) (18-13-0,50) of LADY OF THE GLEN challenged 
DARLINA (74-2995) (21-14-2,62) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 12.  MARIAN OF RAVENSKEEP won 
victory over DARLINA in a popular 3 minute Challenge duel.  Three minutes, eh?  
Must've been a tough contest.  Too bad I slept through it....
     IAN (75-2747) (25-10-0,92) of DARK TOADS challenged KYRLANIA (70-2327) (55-76-
1,120) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Up 28.  IAN unbelievably bested KYRLANIA in a 2 minute 
Challenge duel.  Hey, I believe it!  Nothing like managerial attention, after all.
     TREMERE (9-4915) (26-0-0,123) of DARK TOADS challenged TORYN TYL DAGEDA (74-
2777) (54-46-4,161) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 38.  TREMERE handily defeated TORYN TYL 
DAGEDA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  Is there nobody here who can beat this 
Toad?  Not that I wish him ill, but... 26-0?
     WINSTON (75-2600) (37-15-0,172) of DARK TOADS challenged DEADBOLT (70-1664) (67-
83-2,193) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Up 21.  WINSTON luckily beat DEADBOLT in an exciting 3 
minute bloody Challenge struggle.  Sneaky trick, Winston, to first blind him or 
dazzle him or something with the beams from the radiant jewel in your forehead.  
Strong action, but then, this situation called for strong action.
     SEMIRHAGE (74-1712) (32-29-1,177) of ROOT OF ALL EVIL challenged ALYAHOODI (11-
2219) (48-65-1,189) of HOLY SLAUGHTER.  Up 12.  SEMIRHAGE was bested by ALYAHOODI in 
an action packed 3 minute Challenge brawl.  Ouch.
     SHYLOCK (75-2602) (30-20-1,195) of DARK TOADS challenged SMOLDER DARKSUN (78-
513) (55-52-1,226) of THE DRAGON FIST.  Up 31.  SHYLOCK was defeated by SMOLDER 
DARKSUN in an exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.  Not a good sign, no, but then, 
occasionally even the best of warriors--except Tremere--must lose.
     TOM RIDDLE (74-3501) (17-3-2,58) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE TV challenged DAMORETH STENN 
(65-6105) (29-26-0,78) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 20.  TOM RIDDLE vanquished DAMORETH STENN 
in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  This is Damoreth the Most Challenged.  
Looks like he's not much good at answering riddles.
     BRAND (82-13289) (12-8-1,171) of TOADS OF AMBER III TV challenged TAIRIKIA (51-
4247) (57-66-0,171) of SAND DANCERS.  Straight across.  BRAND handily defeated 
TAIRIKIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.  Did you know if rub an amber toad 
with silk, or maybe it's wool, there will be sparks?
     And for the Horn, STILE (65-5941) (36-21-1,269) of SPLIT INFINITY 2 TV 
challenged DARKMOON BLACKFELL (75-862) (70-59-2,220) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  For the 
Horn, down 49.  STILE devastated DARKMOON BLACKFELL in a 1 minute mismatched 
Challenge Title fight.  Can't fault the Champion for issuing this challenge, as the 
title match would otherwise have been a random, I bet.  And besides, if you've got a 
TV challenge, I say use it!  Good work, Stile.

                                                       This has been Larkin talkin'

CHAMPION OF THE HORN          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STILE 65-5941               37  21  1  288  SPLIT INFINITY 2 (260)     DAL SHANG

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513      56  52  1  236  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 BAT 74-2742                 62  67  1  232  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 INIGO MONTOYA 74-1611       38  43  4  226  ROOT OF ALL EVIL (108)     DAIYLA KIV
 CYLADIA 51-1122             85  96  0  214  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421           78  87  2  213  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ZALMARDARIN 78-312          38  69  3  210  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       52  79  7  206  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519      97 130  3  205  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970     74  56  0  202  SAND DANCERS (38)          SIMTAKKA
 PHETMOLGE 37-1555          134 137  1  194  UP TO NO GOOD (117)        SIBIKHAS
 DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862   70  60  2  194  SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 ALYAHOODI 11-2219           49  65  1  194  HOLY SLAUGHTER (49)        ARUAK CITY
 SHYLOCK 75-2602             30  21  1  192  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            53  75  0  191  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
-BLEYS 82-13278              22  12  2  190  TOADS OF AMBER (266)       DWES EG
 WINSTON 75-2600             38  15  0  188  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            67  84  2  186  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 TRAM SATANS BLOOD 65-1106   58  55  2  186  SANGUINE SAINTS (24)       DAL SHANG
 NIGHTINGALE 74-2423         79  86  2  184  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      45  59  0  182  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 BRAND 82-13289              13   8  1  182  TOADS OF AMBER III (274)   DWES EG

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SEMIRHAGE 74-1712           32  30  1  178  ROOT OF ALL EVIL (108)     DAIYLA KIV
 RUSTLING BREEZE 33-6478     28  24  1  173  THE WASTING FIELD (265)    NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232     24  26  1  171  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG
 JAMMIES 74-2829             53  48  1  169  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            57  67  0  162  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       43 101  2  156  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 TREMERE 9-4915              27   0  0  156  DARK TOADS (275)           ZUKAL

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777    54  47  4  139  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 ISHAMAEL 74-1685            27  40  1  120  ROOT OF ALL EVIL (108)     DAIYLA KIV
 IAN 75-2747                 26  10  0  112  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 KYRLANIA 70-2327            55  77  1  106  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 VALLANT 38-4151             29   8  2   88  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 TOM RIDDLE 74-3501          18   3  2   80  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 MARIAN OF RAVENSKEE 1-6882  19  13  0   66  LADY OF THE GLEN (272)     MORDANT
-JON SNOW 78-2389            17   1  1   66  DARK TOADS (276)           LIN TIRIAN
 DAMORETH STENN 65-6105      29  27  0   62  SAND DANCERS (78)          DAL SHANG
 MICKEY HATCHER 74-3356      18   4  0   62  1988 DODGERS (278)         DAIYLA KIV
 DARLINA 74-2995             21  15  2   56  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
-SARGEN DENJO 74-2723        32  16  0   53  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
-ZHAL 77-1456                30  48  0   40  SAND DANCERS (72)          MAZGOURRAH
 TIRYA 46-3594               18  28  0   39  SAND DANCERS (270)         ARDIVENT
-XARA 78-2254                19  13  0   34  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
-SELA TYL VARAN 74-2897      16  22  0   31  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN
RUSTLING BREEZE 33-6478    28  24  1 THE WASTING FIELD 265  ZALMARDARIN 78-312     232

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Wow...a veritable flood of personal ads last turn.  Awesome. -- TigToad

     Finest kind.

Nightfall -- Thanks for the congratulations, though it is not quite as impressive as
it seems.  I believe the word is 'toasty'.  I'll see them again in Gateway, but for
now at least I've learned what I can. -- Stile

Deanjli Tyl Rhu -- I'm all for your winning record and glory blaze.  I'm baffled by
what I'm doing up so high in the rankings as it is. -- Shylock

Deanjli Tyl Rhu -- Shylock speaks for himself.  If your blaze of glory comes near my
horn, I plan to continue to give you losses. -- Stile

     Spoken like a true Champion.

Sargen Denjo -- Thank you, sir.  I'm amazing myself at this point. -- Tremere

Kyrlania -- Outstanding fight, sir!  I thought for sure that challenge would be the
end of my record.  Well fought and a fun read! -- Tremere

Smolder Darksun -- I must admit, I imagined a nice, slow 200 minute fight when I made
that challenge.  Did you forget what style you are, sir? -- Winston

Inigo Montoya -- Well, we impressed Lady Greywand.  That's something, I guess. --
Jammies

Bleys -- That was a pretty profitable broken leg, wasn't it?  Worked out all right
for me too. -- Phetmolge

The Vermicious Knid got four skills and two ratings.  It isn't fair! *I* won, after
all. -- Bat

Talon Warsmith -- How come you've got so many kills?  It's not like your weapon is
that dangerous. -- Nightingale

     I think we've been into this before.  He's a Bloodgames Victor.

Tairikia -- Don't forget to tell your manager to change your train.  That was some
good sword-work even though I won. -- Nightfall

Cort Nightjewel -- Thanks for a win.  I'm wondering if I might be able to get a
winning record before I retire.  How about yourself?  You only need thirteen more
wins. -- Cyladia

     And attention from his manager.

Zalmardarin -- Remind your manager to change your train.  Maybe you should work on
speed next. -- Nightcap

Stile -- A good match.  You are obviously well fit to hold the Horn. -- Deanjli tyl
Rhu

Ishamael -- It takes a while to get back into the groove of being a gladiator,
doesn't it?  But those skills should help. -- Toryn tyl Dageda

Marian of Ravenskeep -- I know this great place north of Dal Shang--it's where I've
got my Lord Protector lands, in fact.  There's this modest manor house on a bluff
above the beach, and it'd be a great place to keep ravens.  The fishing's good, too.
Could I, um, interest you in this? -- Damoreth Stenn

Nightfall -- Yes, I know, I need to change my training.  It SHOULD be attended to by
now, and I hope to Shierah that it is.  We'll see, hmm? -- Tairikia
P.S.  Good fight, as fights go.  Not something I'd want to write home about, but
then, nobody at home reads, so what difference does it make?

The Quickling -- About like fighting a standby. -- Khora the Small and disgusted

Ian -- A very forceful toad, I see.  And isn't that a jewel in your forehead? --
Darlina

Vallant -- The way I felt after you smacked me on the head like that, a rubber duckie
would be more formidable. -- Tirya
P.S.  Going home to disentangle trouble in Simtakka holds a STRONG appeal.  You ever
been there?  I could show you some sights, you could smack some bad guys on the head,
and a fine time could be had by all.

Jon Snow -- Come on down to Hamadrina (that's my home port, it's on the Ratani
Coast), and I'll show you some deep sea fishing. -- Zhal
P.S.  Or pirate hunting, or just beachcombing around the Isles of the South, or
whatever makes your socks roll up and down.

Zhal -- Butt out!  He's coming to visit ME in Lin Tirian! -- Xara
P.S.  I'll take him to meet my kin, and we can do some REAL hunting, after wild boars
and stuff, not wimpy FISH.

15 September 2003
An Announcement Concerning the Brotherhood of the Blade Alliance:
     I have chosen to withdraw my membership from the Brotherhood of the Blade
alliance.  The years I have spent in the alliance have been the best of my DM career.
I leave the alliance with many great friends and will always remain close to my
former brethren.
     The Brotherhood of the Blade will not skip a beat without my membership.  It
remains in very capable hands and its roster is among the strongest in the game.
With the return on some of its founding members to DM, I know the BOB will continue
to grow in strength and prestige in the years to come. -- The Sandman

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STILE devastated DARKMOON BLACKFELL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
BRAND handily defeated TAIRIKIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
TOM RIDDLE vanquished DAMORETH STENN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SHYLOCK was defeated by SMOLDER DARKSUN in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
SEMIRHAGE was bested by ALYAHOODI in a action packed 3 minute Challenge brawl.
WINSTON luckily beat DEADBOLT in a exciting 3 minute bloody Challenge struggle.
TREMERE handily defeated TORYN TYL DAGEDA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
IAN unbelievably bested KYRLANIA in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
MARIAN OF RAVENSKEEP won victory over DARLINA in a popular 3 minute Challenge duel.
PHETMOLGE was viciously subdued by KHORA THE SMALL in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.
INIGO MONTOYA handily defeated NIGHTCAP in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
BAT demolished VILLAINOUS INFORMER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
NIGHTINGALE was handily defeated by TALON WARSMITH in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
NIGHTFALL devastated GOJIRO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
JAMMIES was overpowered by IMPRISONED SPY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
CYLADIA vanquished ROBERTO LEATHAM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
RUSTLING BREEZE was butchered by ZALMARDARIN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided brawl.
DEANJLI TYL RHU demolished CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
TRAM SATANS BLOOD overpowered THE QUICKLING in a 2 minute bloody mismatched fight.
ISHAMAEL was bested by FLOYD in a popular 1 minute bout.
VALLANT vanquished UNEMPLOYED PERSON in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
TIRYA was handily defeated by MICKEY HATCHER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  15 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  24 -  3      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  21 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   35 -  36 -  0      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  28 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  32 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW        15 -  24 -  0      38  |

Turn 232 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   STILE 65-5941              37  21  1  288 SPLIT INFINITY 2 (260)
TOTAL PARRY      SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513     56  52  1  236 THE DRAGON FIST (30)
SLASHING ATTACK  BAT 74-2742                62  67  1  232 DARKLINGS (207)
STRIKING ATTACK  CYLADIA 51-1122            85  96  0  214 SKAITHVARN (116)
BASHING ATTACK   ZALMARDARIN 78-312         38  69  3  210 THE DRAGON FIST (30)
WALL OF STEEL    DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970    74  56  0  202 SAND DANCERS (38)
AIMED BLOW       SHYLOCK 75-2602            30  21  1  192 DARK TOADS (262)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745           53  75  0  191 DARKLINGS (207)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777   54  47  4  139 SAND DANCERS (36)

The overall popularity leader is CYLADIA 51-1122.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DARLINA 74-2995.  The ten other most popular fighters were SEMIRHAGE 74-1712, 
DEADBOLT 70-1664, STILE 65-5941, NIGHTFALL 74-2421, KYRLANIA 70-2327, MARIAN OF 
RAVENSKEEP 1-6882, INIGO MONTOYA 74-1611, TALON WARSMITH 99-101, CYLADIA 51-1122, and 
TRAM SATANS BLOOD 65-1106.

The least popular fighter this week was TIRYA 46-3594.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196, JAMMIES 74-2829, DAMORETH STENN 65-6105, 
TAIRIKIA 51-4247, ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232, NIGHTINGALE 74-2423, TORYN TYL DAGEDA 
74-2777, MICKEY HATCHER 74-3356, BAT 74-2742, and PHETMOLGE 37-1555.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           1  0 0  ARDIVENT(46)         0  1 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    2  2 0  
ZUKAL(9)             1  0 0  TRICORUS(51)         1  1 0  SIMTAKKA(76)         1  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  0 0  DAL SHANG(65)        2  2 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       3  1 1  
NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  0  1 0  SENTERN(70)          0  3 0  DWES EG(82)          1  0 0  
SIBIKHAS(37)         0  1 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       5  7 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      1  0 0  
CLIFFHOME(38)        1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MARIAN OF RAVENSKEE 1-6882  19  13  0   66  LADY OF THE GLEN (272)     MORDANT
 TREMERE 9-4915              27   0  0  156  DARK TOADS (275)           ZUKAL
 ALYAHOODI 11-2219           49  65  1  194  HOLY SLAUGHTER (49)        ARUAK CITY
 RUSTLING BREEZE 33-6478     28  24  1  173  THE WASTING FIELD (265)    NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 PHETMOLGE 37-1555          134 137  1  194  UP TO NO GOOD (117)        SIBIKHAS

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 VALLANT 38-4151             29   8  2   88  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 TIRYA 46-3594               18  28  0   39  SAND DANCERS (270)         ARDIVENT
 CYLADIA 51-1122             85  96  0  214  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 STILE 65-5941               37  21  1  288  SPLIT INFINITY 2 (260)     DAL SHANG
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            67  84  2  186  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 BAT 74-2742                 62  67  1  232  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862   70  60  2  194  SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970     74  56  0  202  SAND DANCERS (38)          SIMTAKKA
 SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513      56  52  1  236  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 BRAND 82-13289              13   8  1  182  TOADS OF AMBER III (274)   DWES EG
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       52  79  7  206  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 18 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                          CAFFEINE JUNKIE (3-6110) ADDICTED 
                        CATFISH HUNTER (5-3315) PARTY ANIMALS 
                          MATTAHOOPLE (16-4203) GIFTED GODS 
                         SWEET JANE (53-6535) THE DARK TEMPLE 
                              LIL NOIR (62-3311) ENIGMA 
                         NARCISSISTIC NUN (69-8644) ODD SQUAD 
                             LEGION '8' (71-2369) D.O.A. 
                       RAW SEX APPEAL (82-1331) WHY WE LOVE TUM 
                         ZOMBIE STOMP (82-2617) NO MORE TEARS 
                        VIOLENT VOLE (82-4565) MAMMAL MILITIA 
                         LADY OF THE MOON (82-5481) HARM NONE 
                      KAMIKAZI GNAT (82-6073) DEADLY ATTACKS II 
                      THE 13TH WARRIOR (82-6346) STOOPID MOVIES 
                              SIRTON (82-9190) I AM SUCK 
                            DUNE (82-10414) 4-LETTER EPICS 
                           FLEM (82-12614) 4-LETTER FLUIDS 
                     GREENHOUSE EFFECT (82-12996) GLOBAL WARMING 
                         UGLY (82-14501) 4-LETTER DESCRIPTION 

                                          -- Green Eyes