ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 01/17/2004    Duedate: 01/30/2004

LIRIN KIV

DM-107    TURN-239

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 OVERLORDS 20/239       47   25  3 65.3    5 DARKLINGS 74/207      702  706  5 49.9
    THE STORMGUARDS 31/244                      SKAITHVARN 51/116                     
  2 PARANOIA 65/281         7    4  0 63.6    6 SLYTHERIN HOU 74/277    7    8  0 46.7
    PARANOID ASYLUM 75/282                    7 SCARLET KNIGHT 75/42  466  552  6 45.8
  3 DARK TOADS 9/275       89   80  1 52.7      SCARLET KNIGHTS 70/64                 
    DARK TOADS 78/276                           SCARLET KNIGHTS 99/19                 
    TOADS OF AMBER III 82/274                   THE DRAGON FIST 78/30                 
    LADY OF THE GLEN 1/272                    8 HOLY SLAUGHTER 11/49  120  161  3 42.7
    DARK TOADS 75/262                           SANGUINE SAINTS 65/24                 
    DARK TOADS 65/283                           THE WASTING FIELD 33/265              
    DARK TOADS 1/273                          9 SAND DANCERS 76/38   1498 2016 19 42.6
    TOADS OF KRONDUR II 82/279                  SAND DANCERS 51/253                   
  4 SUNNYLAND 40/284      266  241  3 52.5      SAND DANCERS 74/36                    
    1988 DODGERS 74/278                         SAND DANCERS 65/78                    
    BLENDING ENTHRONED 38/264                   SAND DANCERS 78/43                    
    SPLIT INFINITY 65/226                       SAND DANCERS 46/270                   
    MUTANT LEAGUE II 82/257                  10 ROOT OF ALL E 74/108   56   87  2 39.2

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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

Various places in the Multiverse:

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

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

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

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

     Yet again, I have been made aware of the unfairness of life.  Toryn, a foreigner
when all is said and done, is preparing to be in a sweeping tale about Lirith Kai,
and yet I, a native-born citizen and long-time Champion of the Horn, remain a
nonentity in a literary sense.  Is this fair?
     No.
     I must make inescapably clear my suitability for heroinehood.

                                        Deanjli tyl Rhu

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Well, we've had another tourney, and it's been all the things that tourneys 
usually are, except maybe not so raucous.  And the Evil Inputter didn't hit anybody, 
or at least she hadn't by the time I called it a night.  And then, a little late, 
okay, a lot late, we have our fights.  And what do we see, eh?  Well, fights, of 
course, what else?
     We see that Dark Toads avoided Darklings, and who can blame them?
     Bat got the most challenges going, which can't have been a terribly high number.
     We had twenty-three fights, but before we congratulate ourselves on the 
increase, I have to point out (really, it's in my contract) that ws had six standbys 
fighting, which means, "No, we did NOT have more active warriors."
     Seven of those fights were challenge matches, none were tv-challenges.
     Nobody died, which is always a relief.
     The longest fight was... FIVE minutes?  Sheesh.  I saw one fight at the just-
finished tourney that ran six hundred forty minutes.  THAT is a fairly long fight.  
Five minutes is "barely getting warmed up."
     Oh, well, on to the fights--

     TIRYA (46-3594) (21-31-0,79) of SAND DANCERS fought KING LOVE (40-3748) (17-16-
2,61) of SUNNYLAND.  TIRYA was handily defeated by KING LOVE in a 1 minute uneven 
duel.  Tirya keeps talking about retiring.  I think she should, don't you?  Unless 
she's teaching her opponents really, really well....
     DARLINA (74-2995) (25-17-2,64) of SAND DANCERS fought UNEMPLOYED PERSON (107-5) 
(0-0-0,70) of Various Other People.  DARLINA overpowered UNEMPLOYED PERSON in a 
popular 1 minute one-sided duel.  And now you see what he was unemployed.  No skills.  
Worthless, as they say, and weak.
     MIDNIGHT FAITH (75-2651) (20-13-1,67) of PARANOID ASYLUM fought DAMORETH STENN 
(65-6105) (32-30-0,65) of SAND DANCERS.  MIDNIGHT FAITH bested DAMORETH STENN in a 
popular 1 minute contest.  And if Damoreth's going to get out with a winning record, 
he needs to do it RIGHT NOW.  Of course, there are a lot of people who defeat him 
regularly who might not agree with that.  What say you, Midnight?  Shall we keep this 
dummy on the strength, or send him home in disgrace?
     ZALMARDARIN (78-312) (39-78-3,145) of THE DRAGON FIST fought EVIL INPUTTER (107-
7) (0-0-0,110) of  Various Other People.  ZALMARDARIN was savagely defeated by EVIL 
INPUTTER in a popular 3 minute bloody match.  We don't call the Inputters "evil" for 
a joke, you know!  They really ARE.
     JAMMIES (74-2829) (56-51-1,164) of DARKLINGS fought TORYN TYL DAGEDA (74-2777) 
(57-50-4,117) of SAND DANCERS.  JAMMIES overpowered TORYN TYL DAGEDA in an exciting 1 
minute one-sided bout.  The pajama golem strikes!
     DARKMOON BLACKFELL (75-862) (75-65-3,166) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought CLOTTO (107-
25) (0-0-0,181) of Various Other People.  DARKMOON BLACKFELL savagely defeated CLOTTO 
in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody brawl.  Was this kind?  Generous?  Thoughtful of 
the needs and problems of others?  No!  Of course, Clotto would have been just as 
unkind, ungenerous, and unthoughtful, if Darkmoon hadn't been first off the mark.
     TRAM SATANS BLOOD (65-1106) (60-59-2,172) of SANGUINE SAINTS fought VALLANT (38-
4151) (32-11-2,115) of BLENDING ENTHRONED.  TRAM SATANS BLOOD savagely defeated 
VALLANT in an action packed 3 minute struggle.  It would appear that the name for 
this fight was "unbalanced," eh?  Big difference in regular-arena experience and 
ranking!  That Vallant dragged it out to three minutes has to be a good sign.
     TEMPUS (31-538) (32-31-0,171) of THE STORMGUARDS fought ALYAHOODI (11-2219) (51-
69-1,149) of HOLY SLAUGHTER.  TEMPUS was overcome by ALYAHOODI in an action packed 5 
minute fight.  This was our longest fight.  Five minutes!  That's ridiculous.  Almost 
insulting.  Nothing!  Although it probably seemed like forever to Tempus.
     SMOLDER DARKSUN (78-513) (61-57-3,160) of THE DRAGON FIST fought IMPRISONED SPY 
(107-9) (0-0-0,170) of Various Other People.  SMOLDER DARKSUN was savagely defeated 
by IMPRISONED SPY in a popular 2 minute brawl.  By Mantor's Holy Blade, Smolder, if 
you can't beat a damned SPY, an ALASTARIAN spy, at that, what have you been DOING?  
Not practicing.  Carousing?  Sleeping late?  Lazing around letting the servants pick 
up your socks?
     JON SNOW (78-2389) (21-1-1,166) of DARK TOADS fought TOM RIDDLE (74-3501) (22-5-
2,136) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE.  JON SNOW devastated TOM RIDDLE in an exciting 1 minute 
mismatched conflict.  Does this mean Jon Snow should be renamed Jon Blizzard?  You 
know, he doesn't look like a toad, not like any toad I ever saw....
     KYRLANIA (70-2327) (57-84-1,262) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought CLOTTO (107-25) (0-0-
0,181) of Various Other People.  KYRLANIA was defeated by CLOTTO in an exciting 1 
minute match.  Ah, you see how it is, Darkmoon got Clotto stirred up, and Kyrlania 
paid for it.  That's the way life goes so often.  TOO often, I find myself thinking.
     THE QUICKLING (70-1669) (45-108-2,254) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought RIRORNI CAPTAIN 
(107-26) (0-0-0,200) of Various Other People.  THE QUICKLING was beaten by RIRORNI 
CAPTAIN in a 2 minute gory melee.  Listen, you guys, you need to talk to your 
manager.  You shouldn't be losing to the standbys like this!  It's embarrassing.
     DEADBOLT (70-1664) (69-91-2,343) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought ZALGOR PRIGG (82-
15204) (22-10-0,196) of MUTANT LEAGUE II.  DEADBOLT vanquished ZALGOR PRIGG in a 1 
minute one-sided fight.  One-sided?  I should say SO!  But it's what happens when you 
don't challenge or avoid.
     CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-196) (47-66-0,286) of THE DRAGON FIST fought ROBERTO LEATHAM 
(65-6232) (28-28-1,188) of SPLIT INFINITY.  CORT NIGHTJEWEL vanquished ROBERTO 
LEATHAM in a 2 minute uneven fight.  This is another manager who needs to pay some 
attention to his warriors!  This kind of thing makes an arena into a laughing stock.
     KHORA THE SMALL (78-519) (101-132-3,211) of SAND DANCERS fought RUSTLING BREEZE 
(33-6478) (30-28-1,186) of THE WASTING FIELD.  KHORA THE SMALL vanquished RUSTLING 
BREEZE in a 1 minute uneven duel.  Can you say, "Experience mis-match"?  But she's 
managed to remain top basher, and that will doubtless make her easier to get along 
with for the next two weeks.  Many of us thank you for this, Rustling.

     Ah, the challenge matches!
     FLIGHT (75-2606) (21-12-2,81) of PARANOID ASYLUM challenged MARIAN OF RAVENSKEEP 
(1-6882) (22-16-0,85) of LADY OF THE GLEN.  Up 4.  FLIGHT was narrowly defeated by 
MARIAN OF RAVENSKEEP in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.  The question uppermost in my 
mind at this moment is, "Are we talking about flight as in flapping your wings, or 
flight as in getting away from danger?"  This could make a difference, you know.
     DISORDER (65-6419) (18-8-1,50) of PARANOIA challenged VINCENT CRABBE (74-3498) 
(18-10-2,57) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE.  Up 7.  DISORDER defeated VINCENT CRABBE in a 2 
minute Challenge struggle.  The most amazing thing was the tartar sauce involved in 
this defeat.  Or is it an eat-feat?  Eat-fete?  Eat-feet?  Whatever.
     WINSTON (75-2600) (39-17-0,172) of DARK TOADS challenged BAT (74-2742) (65-70-
1,196) of DARKLINGS.  Up 24.  WINSTON was overpowered by BAT in a 1 minute mismatched 
Challenge match.  Bats eat toads?  This is news to me.  I thought they just ate bugs 
(a good thing, of which I approve) or, as the case might be, sucked blood.
     SEMIRHAGE (74-1712) (34-34-2,177) of ROOT OF ALL EVIL challenged NIGHTFALL (74-
2421) (82-89-2,195) of DARKLINGS.  Up 18.  SEMIRHAGE was devastated by NIGHTFALL in a 
1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.  Be comforted, Semirhage, the sun will rise 
again.  At least, that's what I'm told by a "usually reliable authority."
     SHYLOCK (75-2602) (31-26-1,171) of DARK TOADS challenged NIGHTCAP (74-2745) (57-
77-0,196) of DARKLINGS.  Up 25.  SHYLOCK was subdued by NIGHTCAP in an action packed 
1 minute Challenge fight.  Shylock, you need to find out what Nightcap was drinking 
and get some yourself.
     FENGAR II (20-61) (104-77-2,275) of OVERLORDS challenged TAIRIKIA (51-4247) (61-
69-0,208) of SAND DANCERS.  Down 67.  FENGAR II vanquished TAIRIKIA in a 2 minute 
uneven Challenge battle.  No surprise here, except that Tairikia hung on for the 
second minute.
     INIGO MONTOYA (74-1611) (42-45-4,212) of ROOT OF ALL EVIL challenged CYLADIA 
(51-1122) (88-99-0,219) of SKAITHVARN.  Up 7.  INIGO MONTOYA was devastated by 
CYLADIA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  These older women....  Devastating 
indeed.

     And for the Horn, a random match:
     DEANJLI TYL RHU (76-1970) (80-56-0,267) of SAND DANCERS fought TALON WARSMITH 
(99-101) (56-84-8,321) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  DEANJLI TYL RHU defeated TALON WARSMITH 
in a 2 minute Title melee.  Well done, Champion!

                                                       This has been Larkin talkin'

CHAMPION OF THE HORN          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970     81  56  0  273  SAND DANCERS (38)          SIMTAKKA

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FENGAR II 20-61            105  77  2  286  OVERLORDS (239)            SEAM
 CYLADIA 51-1122             89  99  0  230  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519     102 132  3  218  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 BAT 74-2742                 66  70  1  214  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-TREMERE 9-4915              30   3  0  210  DARK TOADS (275)           ZUKAL
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421           83  89  2  200  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            58  77  0  199  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            61  70  0  197  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 INIGO MONTOYA 74-1611       42  46  4  190  ROOT OF ALL EVIL (108)     DAIYLA KIV
 ZALGOR PRIGG 82-15204       22  11  0  187  MUTANT LEAGUE II (257)     DWES EG
 ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232     28  29  1  181  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 RUSTLING BREEZE 33-6478     30  29  1  180  THE WASTING FIELD (265)    NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-BRAND 82-13289              15  12  1  180  TOADS OF AMBER III (274)   DWES EG
 JON SNOW 78-2389            22   1  1  178  DARK TOADS (276)           LIN TIRIAN
 TRAM SATANS BLOOD 65-1106   61  59  2  177  SANGUINE SAINTS (24)       DAL SHANG
 SEMIRHAGE 74-1712           34  35  2  172  ROOT OF ALL EVIL (108)     DAIYLA KIV
 SHYLOCK 75-2602             31  27  1  172  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 ALYAHOODI 11-2219           52  69  1  169  HOLY SLAUGHTER (49)        ARUAK CITY
 WINSTON 75-2600             39  18  0  168  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 JAMMIES 74-2829             57  51  1  167  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 TEMPUS 31-538               32  32  0  158  THE STORMGUARDS (244)      CHIMLEVTAL

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TOM RIDDLE 74-3501          22   6  2  139  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 VALLANT 38-4151             32  12  2  128  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777    57  51  4  121  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MARIAN OF RAVENSKEE 1-6882  23  16  0   97  LADY OF THE GLEN (272)     MORDANT

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-AMPLITUR 65-6440            15   5  1   84  DARK TOADS (283)           DAL SHANG
 FLIGHT 75-2606              21  13  2   82  PARANOID ASYLUM (282)      JADE MOUNTAIN
 KING LOVE 40-3748           18  16  2   81  SUNNYLAND (284)            ZENSU
 DARLINA 74-2995             26  17  2   78  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
-MICKEY HATCHER 74-3356      21   6  0   75  1988 DODGERS (278)         DAIYLA KIV
 MIDNIGHT FAITH 75-2651      21  13  1   73  PARANOID ASYLUM (282)      JADE MOUNTAIN
 DISORDER 65-6419            19   8  1   64  PARANOIA (281)             DAL SHANG
 DAMORETH STENN 65-6105      32  31  0   63  SAND DANCERS (78)          DAL SHANG
 TIRYA 46-3594               21  32  0   61  SAND DANCERS (270)         ARDIVENT
-WAIS 65-6447                15  14  0   59  DARK TOADS (283)           DAL SHANG
 VINCENT CRABBE 74-3498      18  11  2   51  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
-FRIAR TUCK 1-7105           18   7  0   29  DARK TOADS (273)           MORDANT
-THOMAS 82-14150              2   5  0   29  TOADS OF KRONDUR II (279)  DWES EG

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

All -- I apologize for my total lack of personal ads last turn.  I don't really have
an excuse, just got busy.  My squad this time is going to be very small as I don't
know what my guys will look like after the face. -- TigToad

     Battered and bruised.

Tairikia -- Oh my.  Now that's an implied offer a guy does not hear every day.  Of
course, I understand your attraction to elves. -- Brand

Vincent Crabbe -- Now, I thought style match ups were supposed to be _exciting_.
That fight was miserable. -- Marian

Shylock -- You spit at me!  I'm glad I did what I did to you, you nasty little
spitter you. -- Nightfall

Deanjli tyl Rhu -- Ow.  I don't know what else to say.  That really hurt.  Ow. -- Bat

Tremere -- Whooooooaaa.  You're scary.  You knock me down, you stand totally
motionless, and then that long toady-tongue comes snapping out of nowhere.  I just
hope it wasn't, you know, germy. -- Nightcap

     But he could fairly ask, were YOU germy?

Rustling Breeze -- That's better than rustling cattle or horses.  Why don't you pick
a gender?  I know magic is a little unpredictable right now, but there are surgeons
on the Isle who can work wonders.  And what fun to be able to choose which you want
to be! -- Cyladia
P.S.  Remind your manager to change your training regime.

Toryn tyl Dageda -- Four kills, for a warrior of your style!  Wow!  Guess I lucked
out, coming out of our fight unhurt.  But I think we're rather well matched and
wouldn't mind fighting you again. -- Jammies

Brand -- You're a good boy, and I'll be glad to take you aside tonight for some extra
training.  Come by the guildhouse, but use the side door.  I'll be waiting. -- Khora
the Small but highly skilled in "social" graces

Amplitur -- (sigh)  I didn't need that.  (bigger sigh)  Maybe I should retire while I
still have a winning record, because surest thing, I'm not going to keep that record
if I keep on "fighting." -- Damoreth Stenn

Marian of Ravenskeep -- They say that a lot of ravens is called an unkindness, and I
see why!  But it's better than a murder of crows, I suppose. -- Tirya

Thomas -- It looks like you'll do very well once you get some more experience.
(sigh)  That's the story of my life, I meet men, give them a hand, and they leave me
in the dust. -- Darlina

     Or sand.

Bat -- Back to your belfry! -- Deanjli tyl Rhu

Winston -- (suspiciously)  Are you sure you're a toad and not a turtle?  That
carapace is very...turtlous.  Chelonian?  Whatever.  Good try, though.  I love to
fight warriors of your style. -- Tairikia

Jammies -- (with dignity)  I've been busy studying my part. -- Toryn tyl Dageda

10 January 2004
ZalCon2 Updates (1/9/04)

     The contest will be starting on the turn due February 23rd, 2004 and run for 20
turns.
     Only one team will be allowed for each manager in the contest, regardless of
whether additional teams are announced as contest entries.  No exceptions for any
reason.
     The Style Master points should read that there is +1 point for beating a member
of your own style even if the warrior is not registered for the contest.
     Rolling points for consecutive turns as Style Master means that your warrior
gets the extra point every turn after the first 3 that he continues to hold the
title.
     The points for Quality Wins should be clarified to read the winning warrior is
ranked below by the number of recognition points needed for each bonus point at the
start of the fight.  For example, Warrior A (3-2-0, 17) beats Warrior B (4-1-0, 35)
and receives 2 bonus points under Quality Win for the 18 point difference in the
ranking.
     I believe that is all the clarifications for the moment, please feel free to
email, diplo, call or write me with any other questions or concerns about the
contest.
          Robert Occhipinti aka Zalgor Prigg

10 January 2004
                *     *     *  Third Annual Turf War  *     *      *

     Come one and all to DM 47 (North Fork) for the Third Annual Turf War!  Rules of
the contest will be posted in Turn #208's newsletter (due date Feb. 23).  The contest
will begin on Turn #209 (due date March 22).
     So, get a team there and register!  To register, you must send me a donation of
one (1) rollup CERTIFICATE.  Then, declare your alliance and team in the North Fork
personals.  You may also declare a warrior as champion, and that warrior will earn
(or lose!) double points in the contest!
     Roll-up certs will be *ALL* awarded as prizes, in addition to:

*** Highest Scoring Alliance -- Gets to Rename DM 47 for 6 months!
*** Most returns from DA (Alliance) -- Rename DA monsters for 6 months!
*** Most listings as "Style Masters" (Alliance) -- Pick arena to host the April "05
    Grand Tournament!
*** Warrior with the most awards -- Arenamaster named after him for 6 months!
*** Alliance with the most awards -- Pick the slow arena for TW 4!
*** Team with most "Style Master" listings -- Discover favorites of one warrior on
    team!
*** Warrior with most "Style Master" listings -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns!
    (I'll transfer $7.50 to the manager's account)
*** Alliance with the most kills -- Rename the stand-ins for 6 months!
*** Highest scoring Warrior -- Fights at my expense for 5 turns.  (I'll transfer
    $7.50 to their manager's account.)

     The contest will run for 10 turns, with the winners announced on turn #220.  See
the Turn #208 North Fork newsletter for complete rules and scoring system!  Direct
"declarations" to:  A.D. in the personals, and prize pot entry donations to:
                      Jason Mazuch HSP H-2
                      P.O. Box 339 #924385
                      Sparta, GA  31087-0339
     By snail mail or diplo through RSI.
               Bloody Sands!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
born.
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.
M A T R I X

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

INIGO MONTOYA was devastated by CYLADIA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
FENGAR II vanquished TAIRIKIA in a 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.
SHYLOCK was subdued by NIGHTCAP in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
SEMIRHAGE was devastated by NIGHTFALL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
WINSTON was overpowered by BAT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DISORDER defeated VINCENT CRABBE in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
FLIGHT was narrowly defeated by MARIAN OF RAVENSKEEP in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
DEANJLI TYL RHU defeated TALON WARSMITH in a 2 minute Title melee.
KHORA THE SMALL vanquished RUSTLING BREEZE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CORT NIGHTJEWEL vanquished ROBERTO LEATHAM in a 2 minute uneven fight.
DEADBOLT vanquished ZALGOR PRIGG in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE QUICKLING was beaten by RIRORNI CAPTAIN in a 2 minute gory melee.
KYRLANIA was defeated by CLOTTO in a exciting 1 minute match.
JON SNOW devastated TOM RIDDLE in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
SMOLDER DARKSUN was savagely defeated by IMPRISONED SPY in a popular 2 minute brawl.
TEMPUS was overcome by ALYAHOODI in a action packed 5 minute fight.
TRAM SATANS BLOOD savagely defeated VALLANT in a action packed 3 minute struggle.
DARKMOON BLACKFELL savagely defeated CLOTTO in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody brawl.
JAMMIES overpowered TORYN TYL DAGEDA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
ZALMARDARIN was savagely defeated by EVIL INPUTTER in a popular 3 minute bloody match.
MIDNIGHT FAITH bested DAMORETH STENN in a popular 1 minute contest.
DARLINA overpowered UNEMPLOYED PERSON in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
TIRYA was handily defeated by KING LOVE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  14 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  34 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  20 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  26 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   33 -  35 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  31 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 239 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:

WALL OF STEEL      4 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  6         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970    81  56  0  273 SAND DANCERS (38)
LUNGING ATTACK   FENGAR II 20-61           105  77  2  286 OVERLORDS (239)
STRIKING ATTACK  CYLADIA 51-1122            89  99  0  230 SKAITHVARN (116)
BASHING ATTACK   KHORA THE SMALL 78-519    102 132  3  218 SAND DANCERS (43)
SLASHING ATTACK  BAT 74-2742                66  70  1  214 DARKLINGS (207)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745           58  77  0  199 DARKLINGS (207)
AIMED BLOW       TAIRIKIA 51-4247           61  70  0  197 SAND DANCERS (253)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JON SNOW 78-2389           22   1  1  178 DARK TOADS (276)
TOTAL PARRY      ALYAHOODI 11-2219          52  69  1  169 HOLY SLAUGHTER (49)

The overall popularity leader is CYLADIA 51-1122.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862.  The ten other most popular fighters were FLIGHT 
75-2606, TEMPUS 31-538, ALYAHOODI 11-2219, TRAM SATANS BLOOD 65-1106, BAT 74-2742, 
VALLANT 38-4151, MARIAN OF RAVENSKEEP 1-6882, FENGAR II 20-61, DISORDER 65-6419, and 
CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196.

The least popular fighter this week was TIRYA 46-3594.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SEMIRHAGE 74-1712, INIGO MONTOYA 74-1611, TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777, TOM 
RIDDLE 74-3501, ZALGOR PRIGG 82-15204, RUSTLING BREEZE 33-6478, VINCENT CRABBE 
74-3498, DAMORETH STENN 65-6105, SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513, and KYRLANIA 70-2327.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           1  0 0  ZENSU(40)            1  0 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    2  3 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  0 0  ARDIVENT(46)         0  1 0  SIMTAKKA(76)         1  0 0  
SEAM(20)             1  0 0  TRICORUS(51)         1  1 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       3  2 0  
CHIMLEVTAL(31)       0  1 0  DAL SHANG(65)        2  2 0  DWES EG(82)          0  1 0  
NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  0  1 0  SENTERN(70)          1  2 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      0  1 0  
CLIFFHOME(38)        0  1 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       5  5 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MARIAN OF RAVENSKEE 1-6882  23  16  0   97  LADY OF THE GLEN (272)     MORDANT
 ALYAHOODI 11-2219           52  69  1  169  HOLY SLAUGHTER (49)        ARUAK CITY
 FENGAR II 20-61            105  77  2  286  OVERLORDS (239)            SEAM
 TEMPUS 31-538               32  32  0  158  THE STORMGUARDS (244)      CHIMLEVTAL
 RUSTLING BREEZE 33-6478     30  29  1  180  THE WASTING FIELD (265)    NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 VALLANT 38-4151             32  12  2  128  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 KING LOVE 40-3748           18  16  2   81  SUNNYLAND (284)            ZENSU
 TIRYA 46-3594               21  32  0   61  SAND DANCERS (270)         ARDIVENT
 CYLADIA 51-1122             89  99  0  230  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232     28  29  1  181  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG
 BAT 74-2742                 66  70  1  214  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 SHYLOCK 75-2602             31  27  1  172  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970     81  56  0  273  SAND DANCERS (38)          SIMTAKKA
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519     102 132  3  218  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 ZALGOR PRIGG 82-15204       22  11  0  187  MUTANT LEAGUE II (257)     DWES EG