DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/20/2004    Duedate: 06/02/2004

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-501

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HARALDUR
AESIR (164)
(3-6325) [13-4-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TWITCH                         LEFTISTS BLOW
THE NUKES (580)                THE CONFUSED (584)
(3-6316) [10-8-1,127]          (3-6356) [7-2-2,80]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRAPH                          YMIR
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            AESIR (164)
(3-6073) [17-40-0,96]          (3-6446) [1-0-0,10]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE NUKES (580)             59
2. VEGGIES (591)               35      SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
3. AESIR (164)                 28      Unchartered Team
4. GREEN WITH ENVY (467)       24
5. THE CONFUSED (584)          21      VEGGIES (591)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*VEGGIES (591)              6   3  0 66.7   1/ 1 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)    10  3 1
 2/ 2*SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)     11   7  1 61.1   2/ 2 AESIR (164)               8  7 0
 3/ 4 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)    153 115 10 57.1   3/ 3 THE NUKES (580)           6  7 1
 4/ 3 THE NUKES (580)           49  37  3 57.0   4/ 4 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       6  9 0
 5/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (581)           8   7  1 53.3   5/ 6*THE CONFUSED (584)        5  8 1
 6- 6*ARENA FELINES (592)        1   1  0 50.0   6/ 8*VEGGIES (591)             4  2 0
 7/ 7 AESIR (164)              558 562 40 49.8   7/ 9*SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)     4  3 1
 8/ 5*THE CONFUSED (584)        20  21  4 48.8   8/ 5*GREEN WITH ENVY (467)     2  2 0
 9/ 8*GREEN WITH ENVY (467)     13  16  0 44.8   9/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (581)          2  3 1
10/ 9 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      339 529  8 39.1  10/ 7 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  2 13 0
11/10 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  78 141  3 35.6  11-10*ARENA FELINES (592)       1  1 0
12-11*KHIRLORDS (387)            0   3  0  0.0  12-11*KHIRLORDS (387)           0  3 0
13/ 0*BRIGHT (578)               0   1  0  0.0  13/ 0*BRIGHT (578)              0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Delarquan Edition

Old Valamantis:

     The group of gladiators moved toward the edge of the risen city as slowly and 
carefully as they would have approached a sleeping dragon... that maybe wasn't 
sleeping after all.  There was a partial wall separating the buildings from the 
countryside around them, but it must be outside the area of effect, because it was 
not in good condition.  There were gaps and fallen stones, even trees growing between 
them where the ages had trapped dirt.
     Smeds of Mordant patted one of the stones thoughtfully.  "Honest stonework 
here," he murmured.
     "And more recent than the ruins," Shamu of Cliffhome agreed.  "Six hundred 
years, I'd say."  He glanced at Smeds, and the other Dwarf nodded agreement.
     "Built just before the most recent Chaos War," the Silver Mage said, "to keep 
things in the ruins from getting out.  Brought down by that war, at least in part.  
But..." he touched several stones lightly and smiled a little, "not completely 
useless even now and against this enemy.  Honest stonework, as you say, but there is 
a barrier spell bound within the stones, and it remains."
     "If the spell is still working, why are we worrying about the ruins?" Smeds of 
Mordant demanded.
     "Because the spell will not keep working much longer."  Tensekai frowned across 
the wall into the city.  "It was a good wall and a good spell, but it won't hold 
Folstrom forever.  Nothing--"  He stopped and looked uncomfortable.
     "You were going to say that nothing will hold the Folstrom forever?" Sputter of 
Dwes Eg asked.
     Tensekai shrugged.  "No absolute statement like that should be trusted, but I 
can honestly say that nothing we've found so far, except raw Chaos, will stop them.  
We have new spells, of course, but what was there to test them on?  We don't know."
     "Yes, okay, but what are we supposed to be DOING here, then?" Lavender Lance of 
Illis asked.
     "You must observe," the Silver Mage answered promptly.  "And I must go with you, 
because there are some things ONLY a mage can observe.  If we can find the keystone 
of the spell that holds the towers up, we could destroy it, yes, and it might be a 
good thing to do so, but the towers are just a symptom.  There are more dangerous 
things in Old Valamantis than just the towers."
     "Those things being?" Smeds cut in.
     "The wizards, obviously," Lavender Lance snapped.
     "Again, just a symptom," Tensekai said.  "Dangerous, yes, very dangerous, 
but...."
     Ka D'Argo, who had never been described as stupid, even by his enemies, nodded 
slightly.  "The wizards in Old Valamantis were resurrected along with the city," he 
said slowly.  "You think there might be some way for them to reach other wizards, 
other Folstrom, of THIS time, don't you?  That's what we have to prevent."
     Tensekai nodded.
     "How?" Smeds demanded.
     "I'm not sure," the Silver Mage admitted.  "Killing the resurrected wizards 
might do it."
     "But you don't think that's enough, do you?" Goblin said.
     "No.  I think we'll have to destroy the old city again," Tensekai answered.  
"And that won't be easy with all the blood that's been spilled there.  Not when blood 
magic is at its strongest, as now."
     "But it can be done?" Smeds asked.
     "To get rid of bloodstains, soak in cold water and hand-wash," Lavender Lance 
muttered.
     Tensekai turned toward her slowly, eyes wide.  "WHAT did you say?"
     The Illisni gladiator backed up a couple of steps in the face of his intensity.  
"It's how you get bloodstains out of cloth.  Soak it in cold water--"
     "Yes!"  The mage stared around almost feverishly.  "We'll need a LOT of cold 
water...."
     "Ice," Smeds suggested.  "From the mountains above Khalhums.  Dwarves can do 
that."  He glanced at Shamu, who nodded.  "We're on it."  The two Dwarves stepped 
aside, muttering together about sledges and sawdust.
     "If the wizards now in Old Valamantis realize we're trying to... quench the 
blood magic, they'll move to stop us," Ka D'Argo said.  "So securing the arena and a 
route of access will be our job."
     "And if any wizards get killed in the process..." Goblin bared his fangs, "too 
bad for them."

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 495): SMEDS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 380): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 500): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 496): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 495): FRIED TWINKIE of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 499): ZEP of IRON BROTHERS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 496): GOOBATRON of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 491): VAPID VANNA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 482): PARALLAX of MAD SCIENTISTS (Neon Necromancer, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 481): MR. TWISTER of IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 455): HALO 14 of BLIND HYPOCRISY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 446): UHLEK of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 432): ANN ARTICHOKE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 381): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 181): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 169): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 331): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 146): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 374): LARGE SPINNY GUY of DIABLO TOO from TI (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 495): KING'S TEN (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 380): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 500): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 496): SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 495): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 499): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 496): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 491): DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (Assamite, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 482): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 481): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 455): KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 446): DENNY'S BKFAST (T'Loi, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 432): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 381): FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 181): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 169): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 331): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 146): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 374): BLACK PRIMER (

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 499): MEDUSA of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                (turn 498): RED FUSION of IT'S NEW! (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 496): GOOBATRON of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
                           SUGARBEET of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
               (turn 495): HOOSIER DADDY of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
                           JERICO of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 482): MORROCCO MOLE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
                            TALON of GET OUTTA MY WAY (Floyd, mgr.)
                            HO HUM HO of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                (turn 481): DALLAS of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): GLIMMOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 446): CRACK MONKEY of THE MASTER CLEANSER (Big Wave Dave)
                  (turn 445): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): TAMMY FAYE of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 432): GATE WITCH of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 331): SPENCER of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
                   (turn 330): AKLAR of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of OSKSI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  My praise to AESIR for their 4-1-0 week 
this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  TWITCH 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested SAND 
CRABS and was awarded 40 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable 
duels, SAND CRAWLER put down DIANE MACK, causing her to lose 10 points of recognition 
in the process.  Not for nothing has HARALDUR in the past laid claim to the 
Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in OSKSI these days is AESIR.  At least, most blades in town are looking 
to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent 
the better part of last week avoiding AESIR.  Indeed it was SIMPLY DESSERTS.  Loose 
talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many 
fighters are after SIMEARTH.  Watch your back!  For some warriors honor is not 
important--only empty victory.  See, gladiators, how M. MOORE of THE CONFUSED 
challenged down 18 points to SQUASH.  The Fates are not kind to the cowardly, as 
evidenced by the fact that M. MOORE was subdued by SQUASH.  And who can now doubt 
that SQUASH is a hardy opponent?  I can not but mention with disdain the name of WOLF 
SPIDER who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 8 points below in the 
rankings.  I thought WOLF SPIDER showed great skill and promise when she killed JOHN 
MAHER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  I have seen warriors die in youth.  I have seen men cut down in 
their prime.  This week SIMPLY DESSERTS must mourn the loss of 13-7-2 SAND CRABS to 
THE NUKES.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one 
reward--death.  This past week JOHN MAHER, at 12-21-2, departed OSKSI forever.  Dark 
alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the 
brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a 
rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARALDUR 6325                13   4  0   122       AESIR (164)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWITCH 6316                  10   8  1   127       THE NUKES (580)
 FROSTY 6314                  12   6  0   100       THE NUKES (580)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPH 6073                   17  40  0    96       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 SIMEARTH 6155                23  23  0    92       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 WOLF SPIDER 6324             12   5  1    91       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAT NGUYEN 6216              15  19  0    82       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 LEFTISTS BLOW 6356            7   2  2    80       THE CONFUSED (584)
 SUNBURN 6345                  8   4  1    75       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 DROMI 6408                    7   1  0    68       AESIR (164)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOT HOYLE 6208               10  24  0    58       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAPPHIRE STAR 6352            4   1  0    55       SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)
 GOMER 6326                   13   4  0    54       THE NUKES (580)
 DEWEY 6363                    7   4  0    54       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 A. COLMES 6357                4   5  0    50       THE CONFUSED (584)
 CARROT 6416                   3   0  0    43       VEGGIES (591)
 THE GOALIE 6229               4  28  0    40       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAND CRAWLER 6434             3   0  0    31       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
 BOOKIE 6394                   3   3  1    27       THE CONFUSED (584)
 MARY JANE 5332                5   1  0    26       GREEN WITH ENVY (467)
 BUD GREEN 5434                3   2  0    26       GREEN WITH ENVY (467)
 COMEANDGETSOME 5334           4   2  0    24       GREEN WITH ENVY (467)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUENOR 6420                  2   4  1    23       AESIR (164)
-BOKAI 4477                    0   1  0    23       KHIRLORDS (387)
 SKULL CRACKER 6333            3   0  0    21       BLITZKRIEG (581)
 KNICK-KNACK PATTY 6378        2   0  0    21       SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)
 SQUASH 6418                   2   1  0    20       VEGGIES (591)
 JEFF DUNKLE 6391              3   5  0    18       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 BAHAMA MAMMA 6350             3   3  0    17       SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)
 GREEN BEAN 6419               1   2  0    17       VEGGIES (591)
 M. MOORE 6354                 4   3  0    15       THE CONFUSED (584)
 BONES 6337                    2   1  0    14       BLITZKRIEG (581)
-KRONIC BLAZE 6423             1   0  0    12       GREEN WITH ENVY (467)
 DIANE MACK 6435               1   2  0    12       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 TINY TIM 6359                 1   0  1    11       BLITZKRIEG (581)
 YMIR 6446                     1   0  0    10       AESIR (164)
 C. SCHUMER 6422               1   3  0     9       THE CONFUSED (584)
 SAGA 6447                     1   0  0     8       AESIR (164)
-TIGER BEAT U 6425             1   0  0     5       ARENA FELINES (592)
 IVAN THE GREAT 6336           1   2  0     5       BLITZKRIEG (581)
 LITTLE JOE 6335               1   2  0     5       BLITZKRIEG (581)
 RAY MORAN 6436                0   3  0     3       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-KRAZY KITTEN 6426             0   1  0     1       ARENA FELINES (592)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JOHN MAHER 6218       12 21 2 AMERICAN APPRAISA 559 WOLF SPIDER 6324      501         
ERIC WEITZER 6392      0  4 0 AMERICAN APPRAISA 559 BRUENOR 6420          497 NOT REVE
THE SUN 6307           0  1 0 BRIGHT 578            TINY TIM 6359         501         
SCHWAG 6445            0  1 0 GREEN WITH ENVY 467   SHEWISH GIANT 625     501 NONE    
SIEGE 6449             0  1 0 THE NUKES 580         BANDIT PRINCE 629     501 NONE    
FEE 6448               0  1 0 THE NUKES 580         DARK CHAMPION 628     501 NONE    
SAND CRABS 6308       13  7 2 SIMPLY DESSERTS 555   TWITCH 6316           501         
SHALYA MCNASTY 6395    1  1 1 SUICIDAL DREAMS 583   BOOKIE 6394           501         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sand Crabs -- Drat. -- SimEarth
P.S.  Note to self: do NOT encourage the evolution of sand crabs....

Dromi -- Whew!  I thought at first you were some kind of CAMEL, and I couldn't fit 
you into my chart ANYWHERE.  I am SO glad to find you're just another viking trouble-
maker. -- Graph

Bruenor -- As you can see, a relative novice like you defeating an experienced 
warrior like me is distinctly... Not Hoyle

Gomer -- And I am so CAREFUL about avoiding piles.  Drat.  Now I'm glowing in the 
dark, which makes it really HARD to sneak around at night.... -- The Goalie

A. Colmes -- If you would take the time and slight effort required to UNDERSTAND my 
system, you would be much less confused. -- Dewey
P.S.  It's a GOOD system.

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

     The ferocious ghosts of former glories whispered across the wind swept sands of
DM 59; agonizing incessantly due to the diminutive demise of the Delarq arena known
as Illis.
     Tattered banners and forgotten memories wailed in the wind for a dynamic death
march to dawn once more upon the blood stained sands of the Delarq slow arena.
     The distant call crying for  a declaration of restoration amidst the ruin of the
all but forgotten Delarq arena carried to the far corners of Alastari; drawing the
Devious, the Diabolical, the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to cross blades and
wage warfare among an assemblage of new stables managed by the Known and Unknown;
willing to spill fresh blood, while carving their destiny during 15 Rounds of contest
driven combat to be known as the "Illis Incredibly Diabolical Delarq Death Fest".
     A lone cloaked figure huddled by lamplight in a remote outpost near the
crossroads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen; feverishly formulating the foundational
framework for the dawning of the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59, complete with
Gladiatorial Commission sanctioned prizes to promote the growing thirst for a Delarq
Slow Arena Death Festival.

     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round debuts the first turn immediately following the
Summer 2004 F2F Tourney and continues through the completion of 15 consecutive
rounds.
     Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys
DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]:

Death Fest Scoring Format:
Win =3D +2 pts
Loss =3D -1 pt
Kill =3D +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Death =3D -3 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Dark Arena Kill =3D +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Dark Arena Death =3D -5 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Revenged Blood Feud =3D +5 pts [successful Revenged Blood Feud provides Death Fest
contestants the opportunity to cancel out 3 pts for Death and 1 pt for Loss; while
gaining +1 pt overall for the Revenged Blood Feud in addition to the +2 pts for Win]

    DEATH FEST PRIZES will be awarded to the Top Ten Death Fest Stables on the basis
of Total Points*** accumulated during the 15 rounds of competition as follows:

1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1 (one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
Final Round to be revealed by RSI to each of the Top Ten Death Fest Stables
2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters and NPCs [yet to be determined according to how
many DA Monsters and NPCs are available in DM 59 for Renaming]
3.  The Top Five Death Fest Stables will receive New Team Rollup Certificates as
follows:  1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (4) and 5th (2)
4.  Renaming Illis Arena for 6 months plus Receiving 6 months Free Play courtesy of
RSI will be awarded to the manager of the 1st Place Death Fest Stable
5.  Discussions are underway regarding a possible Special Award granted to the Illis
Iron Stable qualifiers who compete in 67 of a possible 75 fights during the course of
the 15 consecutive rounds of the Death Fest [Key Factor is How Many (?) stables will
be competing in the Death Fest without drawing away participation by current managers
in the remaining slow arenas!]  Therefore, it is important for all managers entering
stables in DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest to contact RSI as soon as possible
regarding their participation in this contest so that a Final Ruling on the proposed
Illis Iron Stable Award can be issued by RSI.

***TieBreaker is determined on the Final Round by the DM 59 Newsletter Recognition
Rankings.  The stable with the Highest Ranked Active Gladiator is granted the
decision.  [Example: Warrior A and Warrior B are both listed in the Recognition
Rankings with 87 pts; however, because Warrior A is listed in the Recognition
Rankings ahead of Warrior B, then Warrior A is granted the TieBreaker Decision for
His/Her stable!]

     Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!]  Each Delarq Death
Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 pts added to His/Her opening round score.
     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to the proposed award awaiting RSI
approval!]  Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75
fights during the 15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final
overall score [this allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of
competition; plus up to 3 additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups
from Deaths suffered either in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59
over the course of 15 rounds of competition!]

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SIEGE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FEE was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SCHWAG was narrowly killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TWITCH butchered SAND CRABS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LEFTISTS BLOW was luckily beaten by GRAPH in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
FROSTY overpowered SIMEARTH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
WOLF SPIDER put to death JOHN MAHER in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
GOMER slimly lost to DROMI in a crowd boring 20 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
CARROT overpowered THE GOALIE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
KNICK-KNACK PATTY defeated JEFF DUNKLE in a 1 minute brutal Challenge fight.
M. MOORE was viciously subdued by SQUASH in a popular 1 minute brutal Challenge bout.
SAND CRAWLER demolished DIANE MACK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
C. SCHUMER was unbelievably bested by BAHAMA MAMMA in a 3 minute Challenge battle.
SHALYA MCNASTY was executed by BOOKIE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
HARALDUR overpowered DAT NGUYEN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
SUNBURN was overcome by KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bout.
A. COLMES slimly won victory over DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 1 minute brawl.
NOT HOYLE overpowered COMEANDGETSOME in a 2 minute one-sided match.
DEWEY overpowered BRUENOR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GREEN BEAN was handily defeated by MARY JANE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BUD GREEN savagely defeated BONES in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
IVAN THE GREAT was savagely defeated by SAGA in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's bout.
LITTLE JOE was viciously subdued by YMIR in a exciting 6 minute gory novice's contest.
SKULL CRACKER defeated RAY MORAN in a 2 minute novice's duel.
THE SUN was assassinated by TINY TIM in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  30 -  4      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  15 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         AIMED BLOW        14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  20 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  18 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  32 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  20 -  1      33  |

Turn 501 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HARALDUR 6325              13   4  0  122 AESIR (164)
AIMED BLOW       FROSTY 6314                12   6  0  100 THE NUKES (580)
LUNGING ATTACK   WOLF SPIDER 6324           12   5  1   91 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
TOTAL PARRY      DROMI 6408                  7   1  0   68 AESIR (164)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GOMER 6326                 13   4  0   54 THE NUKES (580)
SLASHING ATTACK  DEWEY 6363                  7   4  0   54 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
BASHING ATTACK   CARROT 6416                 3   0  0   43 VEGGIES (591)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GRAPH 6073.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
YMIR 6446.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUNBURN 6345, C. SCHUMER 6422, 
FROSTY 6314, BUD GREEN 5434, SQUASH 6418, SAGA 6447, LEFTISTS BLOW 6356, GRAPH 6073, 
KNICK-KNACK PATTY 6378, and HARALDUR 6325.

The least popular fighter this week was DROMI 6408.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GOMER 6326, LITTLE JOE 6335, RAY MORAN 6436, SKULL CRACKER 6333, IVAN 
THE GREAT 6336, GREEN BEAN 6419, BRUENOR 6420, COMEANDGETSOME 5334, SHALYA MCNASTY 
6395, and DIANE MACK 6435.