DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/01/2004    Duedate: 07/14/2004

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-504

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRAPH
GAMES LIBRARY (340)
(3-6073) [19-41-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRAPH                          POSITION IS EMPTY
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            
(3-6073) [19-41-0,122]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRAPH                          C. SCHUMER
GAMES LIBRARY (340)            THE CONFUSED (584)
(3-6073) [19-41-0,122]         (3-6422) [3-3-0,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AESIR (164)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE NUKES (580)             42
2. DINOBOTS (595)              27      THE NUKES (580)
3. THE CONFUSED (584)          24      Unchartered Team
4. AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)    18
5. GAMES LIBRARY (340)         12      DINOBOTS (595)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DINOBOTS (595)             2   1  0 66.7   1/ 1 AESIR (164)               9  6 0
 2- 1*VEGGIES (591)              7   4  0 63.6   2/ 3 THE CONFUSED (584)        7  2 0
 3- 2 BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)  60  36  4 62.5   3/ 2 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       7  8 0
 4- 3*SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)     13   9  1 59.1   4/ 9 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  5  7 0
 5- 4 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)    155 116 10 57.2   5- 6 BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)  3  2 0
 6/ 5 THE NUKES (580)           52  43  5 54.7   6/ 8 THE NUKES (580)           3  6 2
 7- 6 THE BALROGS (121)        535 450 22 54.3   7/ 0*DINOBOTS (595)            2  1 0
 8/ 8 THE CONFUSED (584)        27  23  4 54.0   8- 4 SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)     2  1 0
 9/ 9 AESIR (164)              567 568 40 50.0   9- 5*SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)     2  2 0
10/ 7*BLITZKRIEG (581)           8   9  1 47.1  10- 7*VEGGIES (591)             1  1 0
11/11 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      346 537  8 39.2  11-12 THE BALROGS (121)         1  4 0
12/12 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)  83 148  3 35.9  12/11*BLITZKRIEG (581)          0  2 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 #9 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Delarquan Edition

Old Valamantis and away:

     Smeds and Shamu didn't wait for the others to solve THEIR problems, they set out
for the mountains and Khalhums, by way of Mordant and Caer, hitching a ride on a
wagon full of tanned hides.
     Shamu sprawled on the pile of leather and grimaced as the wagon jolted into and
out of a pothole.  Both Dwarves bounced and rolled.  "This is just about
unacceptable."
     "It could be worse," Smeds offered.  "They could be GREEN hides instead of
tanned ones!"
     "Yuck," the Cliffhomer said absently.  "But that wasn't what I meant--the road.
How can we expect to send dozens, maybe even scores of wagons over a road like this?
They'd be shaken to bits if they hurried, and the ice would melt if they didn't."
     "These are the roads we've got to work with," Smeds answered.  "And they aren't
THAT bad."  An especially deep set of ruts sent them bounding wildly over the back of
the wagon.  "Okay, maybe they ARE that bad, but they're STILL the roads we have to
work with."  He was silent for a moment, then shrugged--and grabbed for the side of
the wagon as it rocked and tilted over more ruts.  "This wouldn't be so bad if we
hadn't had two weeks of rain to make really big muddy ruts, and then a couple of
months dry, you know.  Maybe if it rains again--"
     "Oh, joy, wagons stuck in the mud from Khalhums to Valamantis."  Shamu frowned
at the road and at the forest passing on the left (the Feyranse River was on the
right).  There was nothing like a technical problem to get a Dwarf thinking.  "We
need to corduroy the road.  There are trees enough.  Organize parties to work out of
Mordant in both directions, and the road might be passable by the time the ice wagons
are coming down."
     "A corduroy road won't last," Smeds warned, "not where the ground's as wet as it
is here.  The logs will rot."
     "It'll last all summer, at least, and that's all we need.  If we haven't gotten
enough cold water to Old Valamantis to wash out those bloodstains by then, we're
going to be in too much trouble to worry about the road."
     Smeds sighed and then laughed.  "I can't BELIEVE we're taking Debby Tonte's
advice on this!"
     "Well, nobody else had any suggestions at all."

     Nobody paid attention to them when they entered the resurrected city of Old
Valamantis, but that wasn't reassuring.  There were a lot of people around, more than
they'd expected, and somebody SHOULD be paying attention.
     "It's a trap," Ka D'Argo muttered.  "They know something we don't.  Something
that means we're walking right into the frying pan."
     "So what?" Goblin asked.  "We know something THEY don't, too.  Something that
means anybody who attacks US is in for a really big surprise."  The Kaltosian
gladiator fingered his sword and bared his pointed teeth in a hungry grin.  "I hope
they start something SOON."
     "I don't," Sputter grumbled.  "Better to put off till tomorrow the blows you can
avoid today.  And spells are even worse."
     "They won't attack us until we get near the arena," Tensekai said.  The Silver
Mage squinted at the sky, which was a dome of glaring white haze, and then at the
battered wall of the Bloodgames arena looming over the lesser structures a mile away.
"Okay, they might attack physically before then, but...I think they'd rather have our
blood spilled close to the center of their spell-working."
     "So our blood can feed their spells, too?  Great, just great.  What I always
wanted to do," Lavender Lance said.  She sighed heavily.  "And I'm SURE they won't
appreciate us properly."  She drew herself up into a stance that had made more than
one male gladiator falter at the wrong moment as pearly flesh strained against violet
lace.  "I've heard that wizards are BLIND to the finer nuances."
     Tensekai coughed and wrenched his gaze away, blushing.  "Not all of us," he said
in a strangled voice.  "Not...BLIND, anyway."

     "I really don't think we should be doing this," Alta Chess muttered.  She looked
back over her shoulder at the patchwork wall of modern Valamantis longingly.  "I
don't WANT to be doing this...."
     "Nonsense!  Don't be such a coward, Alta," Chip Enser said.  "This is ADVENTURE.
Things are HAPPENING in Old Valamantis.  Do you want to be nothing more than a
SPECTATOR?"
     "Wizard things," his teammate countered.  "And what do we know about wizard
stuff?  Yeah, I'd lots rather be just a spectator.  Lots rather."
     "There's gladiators involved in this; it isn't ALL wizards.  And not all of them
are Lord Protectors, either."  Chip sighed ostentatiously.  "I suppose I couldn't
expect better from a GIRL.  But we can at least get close enough to WATCH, can't we?"

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 498): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 383): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 503): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 499): STANLEY'S CUP of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 498): FRIED TWINKIE of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 502): SERENGETI of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 500): TASTY HANGNAIL of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 494): LENNY BAXTER of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 486): PURPLE FIREFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 485): SYRANO BLOODBANE of THE BLOODBANES (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 459): PINK BEAR of LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 450): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 196): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 436): GUNSLINGER of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 385): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 170): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 334): YOU of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 378): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 498): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 384): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 503): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 499): ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 498): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 502): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 500): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 494): PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 486): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 485): CARNAGE CANARIES (Carnage Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 459): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 450): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 196): ATMAN PROJECT (Kosmos, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 436): HIGHER PURPOSE (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 385): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): THE MUPPETS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 170): ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 334): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 378): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 497): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 384): ONE BROW of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 498): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 499): PTI of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 494): LENNY BAXTER of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 485): SYRANO BLOODBANE of THE BLOODBANES (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 459): PINK BEAR of LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 196): MISS CON DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 436): GUNSLINGER of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
               (turn 435): ANN ARTICHOKE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
                           YANKEE DAN of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, OSKSI?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  If this keeps up, SIMPLY DESSERTS, 
you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 4 in the rankings?  
AMERICAN APPRAISAL turned their 2-2-0 turn into a 4th place rank in the listings this 
turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Now let's all watch THE 
CONFUSED's heads swell from their 3-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big 
talk, big deal.  OSKSI saw the first turn for DINOBOTS, a 2-1-0, and some teams are 
scared, others are too arrogant to notice.  Take note friends, take note.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see FROSTY win a fight and gain 38 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, A. COLMES beat NOT HOYLE and NOT HOYLE lost 13 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as GRAPH takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood 
today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, OSKSI? 
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  NOT HOYLE was challenged more times this turn than the 
Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  Now look at this.  
LEFTISTS BLOW challenged down 25 against GAMES LIBRARY's DEWEY.  What a weasel!  And 
golly gee, LEFTISTS BLOW won victory over DEWEY.  Aren't we all surprised and 
impressed?  And we have C. SCHUMER in a challenge, going down 15 points for the 
fight.  Guess what?  I thought C. SCHUMER showed great skill and promise when she won 
victory over RAY MORAN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  And sending DROMI to the Dark Arena was 
supposed to be one of your better ideas, AESIR?  And what a stunning loss we have 
here, boys and girls, SIMEARTH of GAMES LIBRARY has added the final loss to hers 
23-25-0.  Tee hee!  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in OSKSI to get a drink than The Elefont!  Any 
suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off 
like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPH 6073                   19  41  0   122       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROSTY 6314                  13   8  1   120       THE NUKES (580)
-DREUBRA 6092                 18  14  0   114       THE BALROGS (121)
 LEFTISTS BLOW 6356            9   2  2   104       THE CONFUSED (584)
-WOLF SPIDER 6324             13   5  1   102       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
-PETE HARNISCH 3750           17   7  0    98       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
-SUNBURN 6345                  9   4  1    97       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TERRY MULHOLLAND 3747        13   1  0    93       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARALDUR 6325                15   5  0    90       AESIR (164)
 DAT NGUYEN 6216              17  20  0    89       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-BUD SMITH 6022               10   2  2    89       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
 TWITCH 6316                  10  11  1    77       THE NUKES (580)
 A. COLMES 6357                6   5  0    77       THE CONFUSED (584)
-DAVID CONE 5795               9   7  1    72       BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (308)
 DEWEY 6363                    9   5  0    70       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOMER 6326                   15   5  1    60       THE NUKES (580)
 NOT HOYLE 6208               11  26  0    59       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAPPHIRE STAR 6352            4   1  0    55       SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)
 THE GOALIE 6229               6  29  0    54       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 BRUENOR 6420                  5   4  1    52       AESIR (164)
-YROHK 6191                   12  11  0    50       THE BALROGS (121)
-KNICK-KNACK PATTY 6378        4   0  0    47       SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)
-CARROT 6416                   3   0  0    43       VEGGIES (591)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHELM 6261                    8   3  0    33       THE BALROGS (121)
 BOOKIE 6394                   4   4  1    30       THE CONFUSED (584)
 JEFF DUNKLE 6391              4   7  0    30       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 C. SCHUMER 6422               3   3  0    29       THE CONFUSED (584)
 DIANE MACK 6435               3   3  0    29       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 SAGA 6447                     3   1  0    29       AESIR (164)
-GREEN BEAN 6419               2   2  0    24       VEGGIES (591)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAND CRAWLER 6434             3   1  0    23       SIMPLY DESSERTS (555)
-SKULL CRACKER 6333            3   0  0    21       BLITZKRIEG (581)
 YMIR 6446                     3   1  0    18       AESIR (164)
-BAHAMA MAMMA 6350             3   4  0    17       SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)
-BONES 6337                    2   1  0    14       BLITZKRIEG (581)
 SLAG 6462                     1   0  0    13       DINOBOTS (595)
 SNARL 6459                    1   0  0    13       DINOBOTS (595)
-TINY TIM 6359                 1   0  1    11       BLITZKRIEG (581)
-SQUASH 6418                   2   2  0     8       VEGGIES (591)
 RAY MORAN 6436                0   6  0     6       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-FHIRDOK 6413                  1   1  0     5       THE BALROGS (121)
-SUSIE LAROUGH 6351            0   1  0     1       SUICIDAL DREAMS (583)
 GRIMLOCK 6458                 0   1  0     1       DINOBOTS (595)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DROMI 6408             7  4 0 AESIR 164             LORD ISKOVEN 627      504 NONE    
JOHN MAHER 6218       12 21 2 AMERICAN APPRAISA 559 WOLF SPIDER 6324      501         
AMOK 6228              4 12 1 THE BALROGS 121       GOMER 6326            503         
IVAN THE GREAT 6336    1  3 0 BLITZKRIEG 581        DARK CHAMPION 628     504 NONE    
LITTLE JOE 6335        1  3 0 BLITZKRIEG 581        BANDIT PRINCE 629     504 NONE    
SIMEARTH 6155         23 26 0 GAMES LIBRARY 340     FROSTY 6314           504         
SAND CRABS 6308       13  7 2 SIMPLY DESSERTS 555   TWITCH 6316           501 REVENGED
SHALYA MCNASTY 6395    1  1 1 SUICIDAL DREAMS 583   BOOKIE 6394           501         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bruenor -- I have aesir-tained that you are too good for me, you disgusting person.

-- The Goalie
P.S.  And I hope you appreciate that pun, because I had to go way out into left field
for it.

Frosty -- Ah, but I have made a graph of your performance and I found a weak spot--
right THERE. -- Graph

Pete Harnisch -- I am sure that you do NOT fit the genotype designated "bumblebee." 
You are, in fact, a MUTANT!  Begone, foul mutant! -- SimEarth

Dreubra -- Damned Balrogs!  Everything about you is DISTINCTLY... Not Hoyle

I explained to the Userous Merchant how much better his business would do if he
shelved his wares by category and alphabetically within categories.  Then he would
not need to descend to usery. -- Dewey
P.S.  But I don't think he was really listening.

Leftists Blow -- I should think it quite likely, but why should I do your research?
-- Graph

Dromi -- (superior look) -- Not Hoyle

All -- Wham, Bam, I've come to Osksi at long last.  What's happening, all you playa's
in this house?  Just wanted to say Hip-Hell-Hello to you thugs and give a shout out
to my KLK brethren in here as well as introduce myself.  So here's the credits
playa's!! -- J.T. Money, mgr. Dinobots $$$$

All -- Me Grimlock am here.  Soon I will being King. -- Grimlock, leader of the
Dinobots

All -- Hmmph.  Just give me a fight, that's all I care about.  Stomp someone into
jelly. -- Slag

All -- ................... -- Snarl

Terry Mulholland -- So that's what it feels like to break up a no-hitter!  (flex)
Kinda reminds me of that time your arm got broken by a line drive in S.F. -- Haraldur

16 June 2004
                             Death Fest Begins July 29/DM 59 T-172

     "You drive a hard bargain Hammer," responded Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul, "but the 
Gladiatorial Commission has agreed to re-open DM 58 Delarq Tor as a Slow Arena 
exclusively for a period of six months to those Death Fest contestants who fight 
their stables at least 67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death 
Fest; on the condition that at least 20 stables qualify for the Illis Iron Stable 
Award at the conclusion of the Death Fest and those qualifying managers send a New 
Stable to DM 58 Delarq Tor without Cannibalizing their participation in the other 
arenas where they have active stables!"
     Hammer felt a certain sense of satisfaction as he studied the ghoulish grin 
spreading across the face of Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul; proud Arena Master of the once 
dying Illis Arena, as the DM 59 Arena Authority signed the Gladiatorial Commission 
papers authenticating the arrangement agreed upon by the two parties presiding.
     "You and the Gladiatorial Commission also drive a hard bargain," Hammer replied 
as he reflected upon the prospects of Delarq Tor DM 58 being re-opened as a Slow 
Arena with at least 20 New Stables by the Managers who fight their stables at least 
67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death Fest. "I also notice the 
clause that for Delarq Tor to be open Exclusively for 6 months to the New Stables 
managed by the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners that there must be at least 15 stables 
Active each cycle. That is a fair bargain for the opportunity to battle for the 
Duelmaster Throne each of those six months before Other New Stables are allowed to 
enter Delarq Tor."
     This was a Golden Opportunity for both Veteran and Newbie Managers to pave a new 
frontier of Delarq history by qualifying their Death Fest stables in DM 59 with 67 
fights out of a possible 75; then for the price of running a stable in a Regular 
Arena, continuing to be Active in DM 59 and sending a New Team Roll Up to be a part 
of "History in the Making" when Delarq Tor would re-open for its First Turn as a Slow 
Arena on November 3rd, 2005.
     Death Fest would conclude on T-186 August 25th, 2005 allowing the Illis Iron 
Stable Award Winners enough time to be registered with the Gladiatorial Commission; 
whereupon they would be able to submit a New Team Roll Up to the GC to start a New 
Stable in Delarq Tor; be able to fight those New Gladiators in the Rookies 2005 Fall 
Mailer Tourney; then begin competing for the DM 58 Duelmasters Throne in Delarq Tor 
right out of the gate with the November 3rd 2005 T-1 Debut Opening Round.
     Hammer of the First Part had also negotiated with Lord Na-Zul of the Second Part 
an agreement that All 10 Dark Arena Monsters and 17 NPCs Characters be re-named by 
the Top Ten Death Fest Finishers. [See DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by 
Hammer for the complete listing of Dark Arena Monsters/NPCs and the Official Death 
Fest Designation for which Top Ten Finishers re-name which characters!]
     Lord Na-Sul could not hide his delight at the prospects of Death being re-
delivered to his once dying arena during the Delarq Death Fest; the DM 59 Arena 
Master agreed that these Death Fest Prizes were but a Small Exchange in Comparison to 
the Profits to be made by the local Illis business merchants and surrounding 
community from the Anticipated Influx into Illis by the Veteran and Newbie 
Managers/Gladiators/Stables seeking to make History in the Delarq Death Fest.
     Nor could Hammer conceal his jubilation regarding the Call Across Alistari being 
Answered to Cross Blades and Match Wits with the Devious, the Diabolical, the 
Dangerous and the Down Challenging who were being drawn to the Delarq Death Fest to 
Fulfill their Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     REMEMBER: Death Fest begins July 29th T-172 with 25 points being awarded to 
those who write a minimum 15 paragraph Team Spotlight [including Stable Name & 
Managerial Alias in the Storyline!] for the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter [So Make Sure HAL 
Does Not Eat any Lengthy Sentences that are Emailed without Proper Formatting; and 
the RSI Typist has Plenty of Time to Type Any Hand Written Spotlights; Lest Ye 
Discover 0 Points Awarded for a Missing or Incomplete T-172 Team Spotlight!]
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"  -- Hammer/Death Fest 
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension 
Family in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DROMI was butchered by LORD ISKOVEN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
IVAN THE GREAT was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
LITTLE JOE was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
LEFTISTS BLOW devastated DEWEY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
A. COLMES demolished NOT HOYLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
BOOKIE was vanquished by THE GOALIE in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
C. SCHUMER overpowered RAY MORAN in a popular 2 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
HARALDUR was vanquished by GRAPH in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
SIMEARTH was slaughtered by FROSTY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DAT NGUYEN unbelievably bested TWITCH in a exciting 1 minute gruesome veteran's fight.
GOMER overpowered SAGA in a 3 minute one-sided fight.
BRUENOR subdued DIANE MACK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody competition.
JEFF DUNKLE demolished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
YMIR beat GRIMLOCK in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.
SNARL overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
SLAG devastated CONVICTED THIEF 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  27 -  2      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  23 -  2      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  17 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  17 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        12 -  15 -  1      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  18 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  26 -  0      37  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  11 -  0      35  |

Turn 504 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       FROSTY 6314                13   8  1  120 THE NUKES (580)
STRIKING ATTACK  LEFTISTS BLOW 6356          9   2  2  104 THE CONFUSED (584)
WALL OF STEEL    A. COLMES 6357              6   5  0   77 THE CONFUSED (584)
SLASHING ATTACK  DEWEY 6363                  9   5  0   70 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GOMER 6326                 15   5  1   60 THE NUKES (580)
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 
C. SCHUMER 6422.  The ten other most popular fighters were DIANE MACK 6435, THE 
GOALIE 6229, FROSTY 6314, TWITCH 6316, BRUENOR 6420, YMIR 6446, LEFTISTS BLOW 6356, 
A. COLMES 6357, BOOKIE 6394, and DAT NGUYEN 6216.

The least popular fighter this week was SNARL 6459.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GRIMLOCK 6458, SIMEARTH 6155, HARALDUR 6325, NOT HOYLE 6208, DEWEY 
6363, LITTLE JOE 6335, SLAG 6462, SAGA 6447, GRAPH 6073, and RAY MORAN 6436.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HARALDUR (3-6325) AESIR (164)