ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 11/08/2003    Duedate: 11/21/2003

LIRIN KIV

DM-107    TURN-234

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 SLYTHERIN HOU 74/277    4    1  0 80.0      SCARLET KNIGHTS 70/64                 
  2 DARK TOADS 9/275       76   60  1 55.9      SCARLET KNIGHTS 99/19                 
    TOADS OF AMBER III 82/274                   THE DRAGON FIST 78/30                 
    SPLIT INFINITY 2 65/260                   6 HOLY SLAUGHTER 11/49  114  152  3 42.9
    DARK TOADS 75/262                           SANGUINE SAINTS 65/24                 
    LADY OF THE GLEN 1/272                      THE WASTING FIELD 33/265              
  3 1988 DODGERS 74/278   258  230  3 52.9    7 SAND DANCERS 76/38   1477 2002 19 42.5
    BLENDING ENTHRONED 38/264                   SAND DANCERS 51/253                   
    SPLIT INFINITY 65/226                       SAND DANCERS 74/36                    
  4 DARKLINGS 74/207      684  699  5 49.5      SAND DANCERS 65/78                    
    SKAITHVARN 51/116                           SAND DANCERS 78/43                    
    UP TO NO GOOD 37/117                        SAND DANCERS 46/270                   
  5 SCARLET KNIGHT 75/42  454  540  6 45.7    8 ROOT OF ALL E 74/108   51   82  1 38.3

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #15 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Not Lirin Kiv:

     Shylock wasn't at all sure he approved of, much less liked, Master Dan Shao, the
approximate arenamaster of this place.  This place that was not Lirin Kiv, or the
Isle of the Eye, or anywhere else familiar.  Dan Shao was altogether too ready to be
familiar...with Clemenda.  And she wasn't pulling away in horror.  Best if she
remembered that she was HIS date and companion at present.  If necessary, he would
remind her.  In unmistakable terms.
     But at least Dan Shao had been willing to provide them with quarters here in
this arena complex, once Shylock had stated that they needed a chance to rest and
recover from the shock of the unexpected inter-dimensional transition.  He did,
indeed, need a quiet place where he could relax, but not from shock.  He needed time
to plan.
     Shylock had long been looking for a place to make his own.  Jade Mountain had
not been that place--definitely not.  The Lucan family was much too powerfully
entrenched.  And even if he had managed to become the highest power in the valley,
there was still the rest of Lirith Kai, the Emperor, and the Sun Legion.  No, not
Lirith Kai.  But Jade Mountain had served its purpose; it was there that he had
earned the Greywand's agelessness.  A tricky spell, agelessness, extremely complex
and requiring not only great power but peculiar and rare ingredients.  He was well
pleased to have let the Greywand incur that burden for him.  But his investigations
seemed to indicate that once agelessness had been bestowed, it was a stable
condition, which meant that he didn't NEED the Greywand any more.
     And Sheila Greywand had stood squarely between him and his goal of power.  So
long as she lived, the Isle of the Eye was not the place he was looking for.  And
killing her might be...difficult.  Very difficult.  A person didn't live to be five
thousand years old, or whatever she was, without learning how to defend herself.
     But here....  Shylock leaned back on the couch which seemed to be what these
people used for relaxing (the chair by the small table was simple, hard, and not the
place to loll) and smiled a little.  This place seemed to be quite different.  He
would need to do a detailed examination, of course, but just from the first scans
he'd made:  The Arcanum here was stable.  A little lower in energy levels than that
of Ghea in the good times, but sufficient for his needs.  There was no one--NO ONE--
within his zone of sensitivity who was making any use of magic at all!  He had been
able to feel the Greywand's presence for miles, even when she was apparently not
doing anything magical.  There was the sort of undifferentiated background shimmer
which he associated with groups of Adantri using their arts of hiu, probably
gladiators, or champions as they were called here, engaged in intensive practice.  It
had that texture to it.
     But the single, glorious fact was that this place appeared to have no
competition for him.  He could establish himself here, begin the subtle influencing
and control of people and events which he sought, and NO ONE WOULD KNOW.  He could be
the uncrowned king here, the emperor, he could be like a GOD here....
     But there were things he needed to do first.  He needed to make sure, absolutely
sure, that this world did not hold practitioners of magic who would be able to
challenge him.  And then he needed to find and close the Gate through which he and
Clemenda had arrived, to make sure that no competitors from Ghea followed.
     He leaped to his feet, eager to make a beginning.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Clemenda was not in the room assigned to her when Shylock checked it.  She was
walking in a garden with Arenamaster Dan Shao, and enjoying it.  If she felt a little
guilty at not waiting until Shylock was rested and ready to accompany her, well, she
had that guilt under control.  After all, it had only been a dinner date.  It wasn't
like they were seriously involved.  And she could always say that she was finding out
more about this world, which had the advantage of being true.
     As nearly as she could figure out, this world had a Lirith Kai in it that wasn't
too different from the Lirith Kai of Ghea.  But there was no Alastari.  And while
this place, this Liran Kiv, was on an island, it had the whole island to itself.  If
there was anything like the rest of the Isle of the Eye, any Darkholm, Andorak, Free
Blades, any Talahya, Home Guard, or Primus, it was somewhere else.
     She found it hard to imagine a world without Alastari.  She hadn't thought she'd
ever feel homesick for the crowding, jostling nations, the patches of old magic gone
bad from the days of the Chaos Wars, the confusion of races and languages made
possible by Alastari's numerous Gates.  It must be...very peaceful here.  Very...
boring?
     Dan Shao came to a stop in front of a monument of polished dark stone and paused
silently.  It was inscribed with rows of something, names, she guessed, in the
Adantri monumental script.
     Clemenda hadn't learned more than the minimum of the Adantri chancery cursive
script required for citizenship, and this angular, antique variation was beyond her
ability.  She glanced at Dan Shao questioningly.
     "It is a monument to those of our number who have fallen in our on-going war
with the Gray Witch of the East," he said.  "We have held the line so far, but unless
the people of the Middle Sea come in on our side..." he shrugged.  "There may be many
more names to add to this pillar before the matter has been settled."
     "An on-going war...."
     "It is the great burden on all the people of Aleth, though some refuse to
acknowledge it, or even welcome the Witch in her rule.  But we of Lirith Kai will
never yield to her, and it is for this that our Champions here are trained and
selected and trained further, sent to war, and..." he sighed, "many ultimately
perish."
     "Why is this Gray Witch an enemy?" Clemenda asked curiously.
     "Setting aside the matter of iniquitous taxation, her imposition of worship in
manners and of deities unworthy of our blood, and the horrible draft of young people
from the lands she controls to feed her machinery of power, she risks the very
integrity of our world, the stability of the cosmos, by her unbridled use of Gates
into other dimensions."
     "Gates such as the one Shylock and I came through."
     "Ultimately, yes, that is a case in point.  I have consulted the scholars, and
they feel that the Gate which brought you here, fair lady, was not opened
deliberately.  But that it opened at all is a sign of the degree to which her
tampering with the fabric of reality has weakened the wall between universes.  That
is why it is imperative that your Gate be closed--because it does weaken that fabric
and thus it imperils all existence, possibly that of your world as well as ours."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 301): MASOOD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 274): DURANY of WICKED DESTINY (Bum, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 269): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 256): MOONSTONE of ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 233): STILE of SPLIT INFINITY 2 from DAL SHANG (TigToad)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 301): none
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 274): DARK TOADZ (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 269): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 256): ROCK-ETTS II (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 233): SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 300): DISORDER of PARANOIA (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 274): VINCENT CRABBE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 268): THE LARCH of THE JUG O'NAUGHTS (Still, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 255): GUTTERBALL of PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)

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

Greeting, folks.  It is no surprise to see me continue to defend the horn.  I am
looking at my paltry selection of adversaries, and I see that there is one I have
never fought.  That being said, I chose to not give Talon Warsmith a shot at my
throne, his style bothers me just a bit.  Since Deanjli said she was not going to
Primus, she will have a lot of opportunities to take the throne in the next six
months, so I instead am looking at Darkmoon to offer my TV challenge to.  The last
fight was fast paced and interesting, maybe this one will be as well.  I salute Inigo
Montoya on a good fight, and wish the best of luck to everyone in the mail in.
Unfortunately, TigToad will only be sending Brand and Jon Snow from this arena this
time, as Bleys and I ran into timing mishaps.  Pity.  Hopefully, one will TV to make
up for the TVs that expire on Brand and Jon from the last mailer and I am taking my
TV challenge with me to the Gate, otherwise, this arena could again be out of
tournament victors.  I wish the best to all of you, we need to show the rest of the
world what we are made of in Lirith Kai.  At least, I hope we are made up of more
than we have shown of late. -- Stile

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Er... I wasn't taking a nap or anything!  Just resting my eyes.  That's all, 
just resting 'em.  I was paying attention.  Didn't miss a thing.
     Another day, well, half-day, of fights here in Lirin Kiv.  Again only twenty, 
but with only one standby, that's not too bad.  Okay, it's awful.  Might as well face 
it.  So, here's the unvarnished news, such as it is.
     Darklings were avoided by Dark Toads.  They why of it is a dark secret, right?  
The Quickling was most challenged, Mantor knows why.  We had twenty fights, with 
eight challenges all together, two of them TV challenges.  One standby fought, nobody 
died.  The longest fight was fourteen minutes, which amazes me.  What did they find 
to talk about out there for fourteen minutes?  Or maybe the warriors involved were 
resting THEIR eyes.

     So...  TIRYA (46-3594) (18-29-0,39) of SAND DANCERS fought MARIAN OF RAVENSKEEP 
(1-6882) (19-14-0,68) of LADY OF THE GLEN.  TIRYA was bested by MARIAN OF RAVENSKEEP 
in a 2 minute bout.  And here I thought the two of them were friends!  Or maybe it 
was some other two.  Once you get 'em armor, it can be hard to tell people apart.  
Well, if they've painted brightly colored crests on their armor, that helps, but if 
they haven't... it could be street sweepers for all we can tell from the stands.
     VINCENT CRABBE (74-3498) (17-6-2,59) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE fought DAMORETH STENN 
(65-6105) (29-28-0,61) of SAND DANCERS.  VINCENT CRABBE was handily defeated by 
DAMORETH STENN in a 1 minute uneven duel.  Well, maybe Damoreth will let YOU go 
fishing with him, or whatever it is that he's got in mind.  I hear the neighbors have 
been complaining about monsters in his basement, up there north of Dal Shang.  
Probably just dropped in to check out his beer, Damoreth being noted for his cellar 
that way.  A con-noser of beer, he is.
     VALLANT (38-4151) (30-8-2,96) of BLENDING ENTHRONED fought DARLINA (74-2995) 
(22-15-2,60) of SAND DANCERS.  VALLANT overpowered DARLINA in a popular 1 minute one-
sided duel.  Will Darlina cuss him out?  Will she claim his V gave him an unfair 
advantage?  Tune in next cycle and see (or read)!
     TORYN TYL DAGEDA (74-2777) (55-47-4,150) of SAND DANCERS fought CHEATING MANAGER 
(107-6) (0-0-0,130) of Desperate Fans.  TORYN TYL DAGEDA viciously subdued CHEATING 
MANAGER in a 2 minute gory contest.  And here we all had the image of her as such a 
GENTLE woman.  "Viciously subdued."  Sad.  But that's what too much time in the arena 
will do to some people.  Coarsens their fibers.  Look at Khora, after all--she 
started out, well, maybe not GENTLE, but she was smooth and courteous.  Now her 
fibers are about like unraveled rope.
     JAMMIES (74-2829) (53-49-1,152) of DARKLINGS fought KYRLANIA (70-2327) (55-78-
1,103) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  JAMMIES was beaten by KYRLANIA in a popular 1 minute 
bloody match.  Jammies, my boy, you're building trouble for yourself and your 
comrades-in-adventure with this losing.  Werre's DEPENDING on you to hang onto a 
winning record so that the Adantri members of that adventuring group don't get 
creamed.
     BRAND (82-13289) (14-8-1,194) of TOADS OF AMBER III fought RUSTLING BREEZE (33-
6478) (28-25-1,175) of THE WASTING FIELD.  BRAND was devastated by RUSTLING BREEZE in 
an exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.  There was electric excitement in the 
stands as the Breeze rubbed across all that amber.  Sparks were flying.  Hair was 
rising to its feet, or roots, perhaps.  Managers' eyes turned red and started to 
glow.  Etc.
     ROBERTO LEATHAM (65-6232) (25-26-1,188) of SPLIT INFINITY fought CYLADIA (51-
1122) (85-97-0,195) of SKAITHVARN.  ROBERTO LEATHAM overcame CYLADIA in a crowd 
pleasing 2 minute bloody bout.  The scary thing about this fight was that Cyladia 
didn't even seem to realize she was bleeding till the ned.  That's a lady who needs 
help.  There must be somebody here on the Isle who can warm up her hands.
     BAT (74-2742) (62-68-1,190) of DARKLINGS fought KHORA THE SMALL (78-519) (98-
130-3,207) of SAND DANCERS.  BAT vanquished KHORA THE SMALL in an action packed 1 
minute mismatched bout.  Greatly to Khora's disgust, as this cost her, once again, 
the top basher's spot.  If I were you, Bat, I'd keep out of her way for a while.
     NIGHTINGALE (74-2423) (80-86-2,205) of DARKLINGS fought TRAM SATANS BLOOD (65-
1106) (58-56-2,182) of SANGUINE SAINTS.  NIGHTINGALE overpowered TRAM SATANS BLOOD in 
a popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.  She sings a very clear song, doesn't she, 
Tram?
     NIGHTFALL (74-2421) (79-87-2,217) of DARKLINGS fought ZALMARDARIN (78-312) (38-
70-3,190) of THE DRAGON FIST.  NIGHTFALL handily defeated ZALMARDARIN in an exciting 
2 minute one-sided contest.  And night falls, as they say, over a scene too 
embarrassing for mortal eyes.  Fortunately, there are not a lot of mortal eyes here 
on the Isle.  Some, yes, but not a lot.
     TALON WARSMITH (99-101) (53-79-7,217) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought NIGHTCAP (74-
2745) (54-75-0,204) of DARKLINGS.  TALON WARSMITH overpowered NIGHTCAP in a crowd 
pleasing 2 minute one-sided match.  And Nightcap is lucky to be still among the 
living.  These Bloodgames victors sometimes forget that the rest of the world has 
different rules.
     DEANJLI TYL RHU (76-1970) (75-56-0,212) of SAND DANCERS fought SMOLDER DARKSUN 
(78-513) (56-53-1,182) of THE DRAGON FIST.  DEANJLI TYL RHU overpowered SMOLDER 
DARKSUN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.  A thing she did without any difficulty.  If 
she doesn't watch out, someone will come along and induct her unawares, I don't care 
what the Split sheet said.

     And the challenge matches--
     IAN (75-2747) (26-11-0,111) of DARK TOADS challenged THE QUICKLING (70-1669) 
(44-101-2,177) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Up 66.  IAN was vanquished by THE QUICKLING in a 
1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  So tell us, Ian, IS he quick?  We hear conflicting 
reports.
     SEMIRHAGE (74-1712) (32-31-1,172) of ROOT OF ALL EVIL challenged TAIRIKIA (51-
4247) (58-67-0,182) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 10.  SEMIRHAGE was handily defeated by 
TAIRIKIA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.  A bold challenge from Semirhage to 
the more experienced and not always perfectly ladylike Tairikia.  Well, she can't be 
a perfect lady, coming from Tricoris and all.  I hope she taught you well, Semirhage.
     TREMERE (9-4915) (27-1-0,156) of DARK TOADS challenged CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-196) 
(45-60-0,166) of THE DRAGON FIST.  Up 10.  TREMERE was overcome by CORT NIGHTJEWEL in 
a 2 minute Challenge fight.  How the mighty are fallen!  Once the winning streak 
broke, everyone looks at you and thinks, "Young punk!"  Hang in there and get it 
back, boy.
     WINSTON (75-2600) (38-16-0,189) of DARK TOADS challenged ALYAHOODI (11-2219) 
(50-65-1,209) of HOLY SLAUGHTER.  Up 20.  WINSTON luckily beat ALYAHOODI in an 
exciting 14 minute bloody Challenge struggle.  Our longest fight.  As for "exciting," 
well... depends on what excites you, doesn't it?  I, uh, rested my eyes during the 
middle of this one.
     SHYLOCK (75-2602) (30-22-1,184) of DARK TOADS challenged DEADBOLT (70-1664) (67-
85-2,188) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Up 4.  SHYLOCK overpowered DEADBOLT in a crowd 
pleasing 4 minute mismatched Challenge match.  Very respectable.  Shylock is 
obviously a man to watch.
     INIGO MONTOYA (74-1611) (38-44-4,194) of ROOT OF ALL EVIL challenged PHETMOLGE 
(37-1555) (135-137-1,201) of UP TO NO GOOD.  Up 7.  INIGO MONTOYA viciously subdued 
PHETMOLGE in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.  And despite this loss, Phetmolge now holds, 
once again, the much disputed Top Basher position.  Good going, Phetmolge.  Show them 
how in Primus.
     TOM RIDDLE (74-3501) (19-3-2,86) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE TV challenged MICKEY HATCHER 
(74-3356) (19-4-0,66) of 1988 DODGERS.  Down 20.  TOM RIDDLE handily defeated MICKEY 
HATCHER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.  Looks like Mickey doesn't play word 
games, eh?
     STILE (65-5941) (38-21-1,299) of SPLIT INFINITY 2 TV challenged DARKMOON 
BLACKFELL (75-862) (71-60-2,212) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Down 87 from the throne.  STILE 
devastated DARKMOON BLACKFELL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.  Nobody 
can say that Stile isn't spreading chances for the Horn around.  Good work, both of 
you, but, of course, best work to Stile.

                                                       This has been Larkin talkin'

CHAMPION OF THE HORN          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STILE 65-5941               39  21  1  318  SPLIT INFINITY 2 (260)     DAL SHANG

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       54  79  7  230  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421           80  87  2  227  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970     76  56  0  220  SAND DANCERS (38)          SIMTAKKA
 NIGHTINGALE 74-2423         81  86  2  212  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BAT 74-2742                 63  68  1  206  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 INIGO MONTOYA 74-1611       39  44  4  205  ROOT OF ALL EVIL (108)     DAIYLA KIV
 ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232     26  26  1  200  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG
 WINSTON 75-2600             39  16  0  199  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 SHYLOCK 75-2602             31  22  1  199  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 RUSTLING BREEZE 33-6478     29  25  1  199  THE WASTING FIELD (265)    NIYTYOLE ISLAND

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ALYAHOODI 11-2219           50  66  1  198  HOLY SLAUGHTER (49)        ARUAK CITY
 DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862   71  61  2  195  SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 PHETMOLGE 37-1555          135 138  1  192  UP TO NO GOOD (117)        SIBIKHAS
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            59  67  0  191  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            54  76  0  190  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 CYLADIA 51-1122             85  98  0  187  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519      98 131  3  185  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 ZALMARDARIN 78-312          38  71  3  184  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513      56  54  1  182  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      46  60  0  182  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            67  86  2  179  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       45 101  2  179  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 TRAM SATANS BLOOD 65-1106   58  57  2  177  SANGUINE SAINTS (24)       DAL SHANG
 BRAND 82-13289              14   9  1  175  TOADS OF AMBER III (274)   DWES EG
 SEMIRHAGE 74-1712           32  32  1  165  ROOT OF ALL EVIL (108)     DAIYLA KIV
 TREMERE 9-4915              27   2  0  154  DARK TOADS (275)           ZUKAL
 TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777    56  47  4  152  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KYRLANIA 70-2327            56  78  1  138  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 JAMMIES 74-2829             53  50  1  122  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
-ISHAMAEL 74-1685            27  40  1  120  ROOT OF ALL EVIL (108)     DAIYLA KIV
 IAN 75-2747                 26  12  0  118  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 VALLANT 38-4151             31   8  2  102  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TOM RIDDLE 74-3501          20   3  2   99  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DAMORETH STENN 65-6105      30  28  0   76  SAND DANCERS (78)          DAL SHANG
 MARIAN OF RAVENSKEE 1-6882  20  14  0   70  LADY OF THE GLEN (272)     MORDANT
 DARLINA 74-2995             22  16  2   65  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 MICKEY HATCHER 74-3356      19   5  0   65  1988 DODGERS (278)         DAIYLA KIV
 VINCENT CRABBE 74-3498      17   7  2   51  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 TIRYA 46-3594               18  30  0   44  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

Vallant -- That wasn't overly fun.  That hurt. -- Marian of Ravenskeep

Phetmolge -- I am sure you will win many arenas fights in Primus.  Just not soon....
-- TigToad

Tairikia -- Okay, my bathtub or yours? -- Brand

     And with or without the horse?

Toryn tyl Dageda -- I did not have enough momentum to ward off Tairikia though. --
Tremere

Tairikia -- An excellent fight.  I think I would have had you if I could have kept my
weapon in one piece though. -- Tremere

Darlina -- You don't like me around, that's it, isn't it?  Here I thought we were
such good friends, and you tell me you were happier when I was gone.  Sigh. -- Marian
of Ravenskeep...the friendless.

Deanjli -- You're staying around?  That's not fair, I want to stay around, too....
Ah well.  I'm off to Gateway. -- Stile

     That's life for you.

Damoreth Stenn -- Sorry about the repeated challenges but I really do not have many
warriors to chose from when selecting my challenges.  Hopefully I be up in the
Challenger Initiates soon so I can have a great selection. -- Tom Riddle

Damoreth Stenn -- I do not believe any of my warriors have been up to anything in
Mordant.  Would you care to enlighten me? -- Rillion (who takes over the management
of all of Salazar Slytherin's and Godric Gryffindor's warriors when they graduate)

     I don't know about "up to," but it has been mentioned here and there that
     someone who is apparently one of your warriors has been seen popping in and out
     of a phone booth in Mordant and consorting with that Homicidal Maniac, Lady
     Protector Sandy, aka the Evil Inputter.  A young, mild-mannered reporter type
     with glasses who favors turquoise undershirts.  This sound familiar?  If he's
     NOT one of yours, better tell her quickly!  She's headed for Andor right now
     with the intention of beating up the Arenamistress there, seems to think Sylia
     has something to do with the current non-appearance of the fellow where Sandy
     expected to find him.  And after that her attention might turn to you, as his
     apparent manager, and you know how impulsive Sandy can get....

Tom Riddle -- It's okay, I was going fishing anyway. -- Damoreth Stenn, used to
losing (except against fish)

Tremere -- At last someone has found the key to defeating you!  Break your weapon,
and then repeatedly strike you on the arm with my parry.  Whatever works, eh?  But
you had a good run.  I salute you. -- Tairikia

Ian -- Nothing personal, but I was tired of losing fights, you see.  My winning
record was imperiled.  Can't have that. -- Toryn tyl Dageda

Cyladia -- Seriously, you don't belong in this life.  (Neither do I, but that's a
different story.)  Why not retire? -- Deanjli tyl Rhu

Rustling Breeze -- To remain top basher, I must win my fights.  Therefore, you must
lose when matched against me.  This should be obvious. -- Khora the Small but
Powerful and Determined

Mickey Hatcher -- One measly little skill. -- Tirya

The Alastarian Deserter?  Pish and also tush. -- Darlina

Deanjli tyl Rhu -- You're a Sand Dancer?  You're really good! -- Cyladia

Smolder Darksun -- Nice parry, and sorry about the bathtub thing. -- Nightingale

Deadbolt -- I don't know why you don't have a better record; you're pretty nimble. -- 
Nightfall

Tairikia -- Then the problem probably lies in your name.  Too many "I"s.  Your 
manager can't spell it right and neither can the inputter.  Change your name to Tarka 
and see how quickly your strategy gets improved. -- Nightfall 

Talon Warsmith -- And so I edge farther and farther away from a winning record... but 
at least that train you helped me with might make a difference.  Thanks. -- Bat

Zalmardarin -- Nice train!  But you know, you should change styles.  The one you're 
using is a bit stereotypical for an orc. -- Nightcap

Semirhage -- (with a rueful smile) Thanks for the win.  Now I'm just two wins away 
from a 50/50 record.  But I think this may be my last fight before Primus.  Oh well.  
I hope those ribs mended all right. -- Phetmolge

Bleys -- I've sent you a feather duster. -- Phetmolge

The Quickling -- Dang, you really are quick! -- Jammies

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your
team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STILE devastated DARKMOON BLACKFELL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
TOM RIDDLE handily defeated MICKEY HATCHER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
INIGO MONTOYA viciously subdued PHETMOLGE in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
SHYLOCK overpowered DEADBOLT in a crowd pleasing 4 minute mismatched Challenge match.
WINSTON luckily beat ALYAHOODI in a exciting 14 minute bloody Challenge struggle.
TREMERE was overcome by CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SEMIRHAGE was handily defeated by TAIRIKIA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
IAN was vanquished by THE QUICKLING in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DEANJLI TYL RHU overpowered SMOLDER DARKSUN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TALON WARSMITH overpowered NIGHTCAP in a crowd pleasing 2 minute one-sided match.
NIGHTFALL handily defeated ZALMARDARIN in a exciting 2 minute one-sided contest.
NIGHTINGALE overpowered TRAM SATANS BLOOD in a popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BAT vanquished KHORA THE SMALL in a action packed 1 minute mismatched bout.
ROBERTO LEATHAM overcame CYLADIA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody bout.
BRAND was devastated by RUSTLING BREEZE in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
JAMMIES was beaten by KYRLANIA in a popular 1 minute bloody match.
TORYN TYL DAGEDA viciously subdued CHEATING MANAGER in a 2 minute gory contest.
VALLANT overpowered DARLINA in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
VINCENT CRABBE was handily defeated by DAMORETH STENN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TIRYA was bested by MARIAN OF RAVENSKEEP in a 2 minute bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  15 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  28 -  2      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  19 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   37 -  32 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  28 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  30 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW        16 -  24 -  0      40  |

Turn 234 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      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   STILE 65-5941              39  21  1  318 SPLIT INFINITY 2 (260)
SLASHING ATTACK  TALON WARSMITH 99-101      54  79  7  230 SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)
STRIKING ATTACK  NIGHTFALL 74-2421          80  87  2  227 DARKLINGS (207)
WALL OF STEEL    DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970    76  56  0  220 SAND DANCERS (38)
TOTAL PARRY      WINSTON 75-2600            39  16  0  199 DARK TOADS (262)
AIMED BLOW       SHYLOCK 75-2602            31  22  1  199 DARK TOADS (262)
BASHING ATTACK   PHETMOLGE 37-1555         135 138  1  192 UP TO NO GOOD (117)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745           54  76  0  190 DARKLINGS (207)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777   56  47  4  152 SAND DANCERS (36)

The overall popularity leader is CYLADIA 51-1122.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SHYLOCK 75-2602.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALYAHOODI 11-2219, 
INIGO MONTOYA 74-1611, NIGHTFALL 74-2421, STILE 65-5941, TALON WARSMITH 99-101, 
ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232, KYRLANIA 70-2327, THE QUICKLING 70-1669, DEANJLI TYL RHU 
76-1970, and TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777.

The least popular fighter this week was WINSTON 75-2600.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TRAM SATANS BLOOD 65-1106, MICKEY HATCHER 74-3356, VINCENT CRABBE 
74-3498, DARLINA 74-2995, JAMMIES 74-2829, KHORA THE SMALL 78-519, SMOLDER DARKSUN 
78-513, IAN 75-2747, SEMIRHAGE 74-1712, 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)             0  1 0  TRICORUS(51)         1  1 0  SIMTAKKA(76)         1  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       0  1 0  DAL SHANG(65)        3  1 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  3 0  
NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  1  0 0  SENTERN(70)          2  1 0  DWES EG(82)          0  1 0  
SIBIKHAS(37)         0  1 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       6  6 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  20  14  0   70  LADY OF THE GLEN (272)     MORDANT
 TREMERE 9-4915              27   2  0  154  DARK TOADS (275)           ZUKAL
 ALYAHOODI 11-2219           50  66  1  198  HOLY SLAUGHTER (49)        ARUAK CITY
 RUSTLING BREEZE 33-6478     29  25  1  199  THE WASTING FIELD (265)    NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 PHETMOLGE 37-1555          135 138  1  192  UP TO NO GOOD (117)        SIBIKHAS
 VALLANT 38-4151             31   8  2  102  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 TIRYA 46-3594               18  30  0   44  SAND DANCERS (270)         ARDIVENT
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            59  67  0  191  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 STILE 65-5941               39  21  1  318  SPLIT INFINITY 2 (260)     DAL SHANG
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            67  86  2  179  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421           80  87  2  227  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 WINSTON 75-2600             39  16  0  199  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970     76  56  0  220  SAND DANCERS (38)          SIMTAKKA
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519      98 131  3  185  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 BRAND 82-13289              14   9  1  175  TOADS OF AMBER III (274)   DWES EG
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       54  79  7  230  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE

                       TOURNEY FREEZE CHANGE -- ADVANCE NOTICE

     Beginning at the Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe (January 2004), we will implement 
several changes affecting tournaments.  The tournament announcement for the upcoming 
FTF and future tourneys will reflect these changes.
     First, we will eliminate the tourney freeze for all regular DM warrior classes.  
Regular DM warriors will not be classed ahead of the tournament, but instead will 
fight according to their FE on the date of the tourney.  There will still be a freeze 
for the ADM classes, occurring on the same timeline as before, approximately 6 weeks 
before the tournament.
     In addition to the above change, the warrior classes will be slightly altered.  
The new tourney classes will be as follows:

                DM Tourney Classes                 ADM Tourney Classes
              ======================              ======================
                  0 FE:  Rookies                        Freshmen
                1-4 FE:  Apprentices                    ADM
               5-10 FE:  Initiates                      Eligibles
              11-20 FE:  Adepts                      ---induction---
              21-30 FE:  Champions                      Contenders
                31+ FE:  Challengers                    Primus

     All regular DM tourney classes will remain solely FE based.  All ADM classes will 
now be based on warrior characteristics (i.e., the ADM split algorithm), including the 
Freshmen class.
     The Gateway and Primus arenas will be merging before the FTF to form one top 
arena.  These warriors will be split into two tournament classes, the Contenders and 
the Primus classes, again based upon their characteristics.  More information on this 
will be published in the newsletters for those arenas.
     If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact Customer 
Service.  Good luck in your games.

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI staff