DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/18/2004    Duedate: 05/31/2004

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-497

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARCH MADNESS
SPORTZ! (518)
(4-5435) [10-3-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARCH MADNESS                  HAPPY CAT
SPORTZ! (518)                  ARENA FELINES (554)
(4-5435) [10-3-0,110]          (4-5771) [7-0-0,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EXCURSION                      SERILIA
BLADES OF MIST (253)           BLADES OF MIST (253)
(4-5030) [18-15-0,81]          (4-5193) [8-4-1,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ORCCON THUGS (572)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MILLENIUM METAL (558)       53
2. MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)         50      SPORTZ! (518)
3. THE FORCE II (537)          43      Unchartered Team
4. DRACONOMICON (557)          41
5. RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)  40      THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)     3   1  0 75.0   1/ 2*ORCCON THUGS (572)       13  2 2
 2/ 2*ORCCON THUGS (572)        25  10  2 71.4   2/ 1*SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546) 12  3 1
 3/ 3*PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     23  11  1 67.6   3/ 4*BLACK & BLUE (547)       11  4 0
 4/ 4*SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  24  13  1 64.9   4/11 DARK TOADS (534)          9  6 1
 5/ 5*BLACK & BLUE (547)        22  13  0 62.9   5/ 3*PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     9  6 0
 6/ 6*CLASSIC BLUES (549)       20  16  1 55.6   6/ 5*HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     8  5 0
 7/15 SPORTZ! (518)             22  18  1 55.0   7/ 6*CLASSIC BLUES (549)       8  7 0
 8/ 8*CHEETO'S HEROES (568)     15  13  3 53.6   8/17 DIFFERENT HATS (532)      7  8 1
 9/13*THOROUGHBREDS (564)       17  15  2 53.1   9/26 THE FORCE II (537)        7  8 1
10/10*TEERAK HA (553)           16  15  0 51.6  10/ 9*ARENA FELINES (554)       7  8 0
11/12*ARENA FELINES (554)       18  17  0 51.4  11/20*DRACONOMICON (557)        6  8 1
12/14 BLADES OF MIST (253)     273 258 19 51.4  12/24*MILLENIUM METAL (558)     6  8 0
13/16 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)     226 221 12 50.6  13/12*MAYAN WHITE (570)         6  9 0
14/ 1*BABY BROTHERS (510)        1   1  0 50.0  14/14*THOROUGHBREDS (564)       5  5 0
15/11*MAYAN WHITE (570)         17  18  1 48.6  15/23*RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)  5  7 0
16-17 SOME BODIES (523)         18  20  1 47.4  16/10*CHEETO'S HEROES (568)     5  8 1
17/24*MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)        7   8  0 46.7  17/19*TEERAK HA (553)           5  8 0
18/18 CRUSADE (505)             94 108  6 46.5  18/15*LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        5  8 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19*SHOCK TROOPS (544)        14  17  1 45.2  19/ 7 CRUSADE (505)             5  8 0
20/21*HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     17  21  1 44.7  20/25*DREAMERS (569)            5  9 0
21/20 DIFFERENT HATS (532)      24  30  7 44.4  21/ 8*FLAGG XVI-CHAOS (565)     5 10 2
22/23 THE FORCE II (537)        98 136 11 41.9  22/18 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       5 10 1
23/25 DOGS OF WAR (115)        317 477 18 39.9  23/13*INSANE REIGN (550)        5 10 0
24/22 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       15  23  1 39.5  24/21*WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   5 10 0
25/29*DRACONOMICON (557)        14  22  2 38.9  25/28 SPORTZ! (518)             4  1 0
26/27*DREAMERS (569)            13  21  1 38.2  26/27 BLADES OF MIST (253)      4  4 0
27/33*MILLENIUM METAL (558)     13  21  0 38.2  27/33*MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)       4  4 0
28/32 DARK TOADS (534)          16  27  3 37.2  28/22 DOGS OF WAR (115)         4  5 0
29/28*WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   10  20  0 33.3  29-16*SHOCK TROOPS (544)        3  7 0
30/26*LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        10  20  0 33.3  30/30 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)      2  0 0
31/30*INSANE REIGN (550)        12  25  0 32.4  31/34*FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)   2  3 0
32/31*FLAGG XVI-CHAOS (565)     11  25  2 30.6  32/ 0*THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)    1  0 0
33/34*RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)  10  23  0 30.3  33/31*BABY BROTHERS (510)       1  1 0
34/35*FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)    4  11  2 26.7  34-35 SOME BODIES (523)         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

     "Okay, look, I am not from around here, alright?  I just want to get to my camp 
and sit by my camp fire, why are you following me?"  The young woman asked of the men 
and woman that were dropping (literally) from the trees around her.  There were five 
of them.  Two under the tree to her right behind the old man.  The sprinter to her 
left and the young woman with the white tunic.  They didn't seem to be brigands but 
obviously had some experience and were in good physical shape.
     "We don't mean to frighten you, I know this is strange."  The old man spoke 
calmly to her.  "We are not brigands or thieves as you could probably divine from our 
attire, we are warriors of a higher caliber, though perhaps not so free as they."

... "Aaargh!  Quick, Stormchilde, close the circle!  Rogan shut the door and bolt it 
shut."  It was time now and the ritual was almost complete but something was wrong, 
he could feel it in the energy field now pulsating from the carefully and intricately 
designed mandala that lay before them.  The gate, the fruit of years of labor finally 
reaching this point that for so long seemed impossible....
     "Oum ramm da dallah corum decorum la meit ba! Deail gi rigen gonth rah bachem ga 
hamm."  The words seemed to almost have physical presences and the air moved about 
them, pulsating warming and growing thicker as the rich deep baritone intoned to fill 
the room.  That is when it all started.  The overlayer rifted and we could see that 
the window was open but that space does not move as we thought.  Its qualities are 
enigmatic and beyond our humble wizard as he and his new friends were about to find 
out.

     "I invite you to join us in our quest to mend rifted timespace.  You are here as 
we are, you are a mirror from lands far, far away and to better learn how we can get 
back we will need to work together and make our way onto the island to visit with 
Sheila Greywand.  Eat with us and we can discuss further, I swear upon my honor, you 
have my word."  She could break for the wall, or rush the one to her left and break 
but what would it accomplish?  And what reason had she to run from these people?  
They had not attacked her and seemed trustworthy.  "I will eat with you, I cannot 
give up my weapons and if anyone so much as touches me without my permission fingers 
will fall.  Where to now?"  Maybe they would have some warm food to eat, she was 
getting pretty tired of squirrel meat and bread.

            + ]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."

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

                         ---===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

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2?  Who?  ORCCON THUGS is 
the top team these days, buddies!  Perhaps it is THE FORCE II members' intannibility 
that enabled them to move from 26th to 9th last week...  (Less time in the sun...) 
Like a chunk of francium heaved into a wet pond, MILLENIUM METAL blew up the rankings 
to 12!  Rumor has it an incurable disease has swept the stable of CRUSADE.  Note 
their drop in the rankings from 7th to 19th.  Watch out!!!  The boys at FLAGG 
XVI-CHAOS aren't the happy-go-lucky bunch we all know and love, after suffering a 13 
drop last week.  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but DARK 
TOADS will tell you 16-27-3 is nothing to laugh at...  Practice pays for HAPPY CAT, 
who pummelled ANDROMEDA, to pocket 20 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of 
which, HAPPY CAT was winsome, after beating ANDROMEDA and seeing her lose 16 points.  
EXCURSION found out that JHELUM isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be 
Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in JHELUM is taking speech lessons to try to 
bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from 
the lion, so did the "warriors" in JHELUM avoid ARENA FELINES.  Like a pup with its 
tail between its legs, DARK TOADS scurried away from ARENA FELINES.  Oh, the shame!  
If challenges were horses, ANDROMEDA could open up a fast food joint!  NICKLEBACK 
challenged PERICLES!  Who says MILLENIUM METAL are just a bunch of wimps!  NICKLEBACK 
of MILLENIUM METAL kept its wits as it overcame PERICLES.  My love of complete 
Spyreports dictates that I note the mismatched fight, HIDEOUS and RAZE.  Are DARK 
TOADS unwilling to engage in a fair fight?  I thought HIDEOUS showed great skill and 
promise when he subdued RAZE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  More than one 
waitress at The Welcome Wench was spilling more drinks than usual last week, as DARK 
HORSE's early demise became known.  What will FLAGG XVI-CHAOS do???  Charity is 
unknown in JHELUM, and rightly so.  MILLENIUM METAL exacted their revenge against 
CHEETO'S HEROES.  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after 
you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed 
simile, I now bid JHELUM farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARCH MADNESS 5435           10   3  0   110       SPORTZ! (518)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXCURSION 5030               18  15  0    81       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 HUSBAND 5561                  8   4  5    70       DIFFERENT HATS (532)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STANLEY'S CUP 5443            5   1  0    60       SPORTZ! (518)
 HAPPY CAT 5771                7   0  0    59       ARENA FELINES (554)
 JUSTGIVEITUP 5688             7   0  0    58       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 STIGMA 5968                   6   1  1    58       ORCCON THUGS (572)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAM DE WAARD 5701            5   2  0    52       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERILIA 5193                  8   4  1    49       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 GROTESQUE 5571                6   1  1    48       DARK TOADS (534)
 NICKLEBACK 5798               4   3  0    48       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 PUTRESSENCE 5778              5   2  1    47       DARK TOADS (534)
 VANGUARD 5966                 7   0  0    44       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 GREAT NOTION 5851             5   1  1    44       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
 BAESHRA 5787                  3   4  0    44       DRACONOMICON (557)
-FIRE BALL 5486                8   3  0    41       SOME BODIES (523)
 MICHAEL COOPER 5943           6   0  0    41       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 CRAZY IVAN 5998               5   1  1    40       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 QUAX 5958                     5   2  1    40       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 THE CORSICAN 5618             8   4  0    39       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 CUBS FAN 5709                 5   2  0    38       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 ANDROMEDA 5684                5   2  0    38       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 CLYDE 5686                    4   3  1    38       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 PERICLES 5531                10   7  0    37       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 SUPER BOWL 5436               6   4  1    36       SPORTZ! (518)
 ARCANE RAIDER 4347            3   1  0    36       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
 SHAQ DADDY 5912               6   1  1    35       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 FRAGILE 5693                  5   2  0    35       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 NOI 5739                      5   2  0    34       TEERAK HA (553)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIREN WOLFE 5719              5   2  1    33       THE FORCE II (537)
 EXCALIBUR 5878                5   2  0    33       CRUSADE (505)
 SPIDER CLAWS 5692             5   2  0    33       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 THE MACHINE 5575              5   2  0    33       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 KEPESK 5886                   4   3  1    33       DRACONOMICON (557)
 CHARLEY PATTON 5840           4   3  0    33       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 DARK CHAMPION 5689            4   3  0    33       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 MA RAINEY 5702                6   1  0    32       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
-ARC BURN 5662                 5   1  1    31       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 ROBERT JOHNSON 5703           4   3  1    31       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 RAEL 5225                     4   3  0    31       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 ABHORRENCE 5568               2   5  1    31       DARK TOADS (534)
 CIPHER 5972                   4   3  0    30       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 SADIE LYNNE 5630              4   0  0    30       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
 MESSERI ADLER 5879            3   4  0    30       FLAGG XVI-CHAOS (565)
 WHITE WORLDBENGER 5900        4   3  0    29       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 CAT TUSION 5769               4   3  0    28       ARENA FELINES (554)
 TINIETON 5990                 4   2  0    28       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 SYNDICATE 5952                3   4  0    28       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 WHITE WIND 5902               3   4  0    28       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 PIANIST 6059                  2   0  0    28       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 WHITE DOG 5898                5   2  0    27       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 ROGUE 7 5813                  4   3  0    27       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 BAGMAN 5890                   4   3  0    27       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 RAM 5877                      3   4  0    27       CRUSADE (505)
 THIJS ZONNEVELD 5580          3   4  0    27       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 MAGIC JOHNSON 5904            5   2  0    26       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 VERY FRAIL 5690               5   2  0    26       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 ULTIMATE PAIN 5774            4   2  0    26       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 THE CRUNCH 5883               3   3  1    26       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 CHEETA 5881                   4   2  0    24       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 HIDEOUS 5569                  3   4  0    24       DARK TOADS (534)
 DEACON 5557                   3   9  0    24       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 -JUNKY 6027                   2   2  0    24       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 ALL LICKERED UP 5770          2   5  0    24       ARENA FELINES (554)
 PADIS VINIC 6033              2   1  0    24       THE FORCE II (537)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARINA 5685                   5   2  0    23       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 HOPELESS ROB 5577             4   3  0    23       FORCE OF FIVE (535)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOGNATORE 5895                3   4  0    23       DREAMERS (569)
 RED STORM 5889                3   4  0    23       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 MUDVAYNE 5848                 2   5  0    23       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 BLAZIN 6069                   2   0  0    23       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 SALIVA 5796                   1   6  0    23       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 WHITE THUNDER 6040            2   0  0    22       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
 DOME DRIVER 5892              4   2  1    21       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
 SON HOUSE 5704                4   3  0    21       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
-HIGH VOLTAGE 5663             3   3  0    21       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 EMILLE 5357                   2   0  0    21       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 AVREN RALCEN 5994             3   3  0    20       THE FORCE II (537)
 GETS LAST LICKS 5768          3   4  0    19       ARENA FELINES (554)
 GEORGE MIKAN 5910             3   4  0    19       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 SIR GREYBEARD 5854            3   4  0    19       FLAGG XVI-CHAOS (565)
 KRAVEN 5808                   3   4  0    19       INSANE REIGN (550)
 NOD 6043                      2   1  0    19       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 REVEUR 5896                   3   4  1    18       DREAMERS (569)
 WHITE WIZARD 5901             3   4  1    18       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 PROBLEM SOLVER 5829           3   4  0    17       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 TRAUMER 5897                  3   4  0    17       DREAMERS (569)
 FLINT 5576                    3   4  0    17       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 KURT RAMBIS 5917              3   4  0    17       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 WILLIE BROWN 5705             2   5  0    17       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 ULTIMATE DESIRE 5777          2   4  0    17       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 DAPHNE 5631                   2   2  0    17       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
 PUSSY-FOOTED 5772             2   5  0    17       ARENA FELINES (554)
 HESABULL 6020                 3   1  0    16       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
 CRAZY CHAOS 6030              2   2  0    16       INSANE REIGN (550)
 WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR 6042     2   1  0    16       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 EZ CHEESY 5885                1   5  0    16       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 ASHARDALON 6062               1   1  0    16       DRACONOMICON (557)
 DESPERATION 6024              2   2  1    15       FLAGG XVI-CHAOS (565)
 CHAOS MAGE 6021               2   3  0    15       INSANE REIGN (550)
 DREAMER 5894                  1   6  0    15       DREAMERS (569)
 ULTIMATE WRATH 2 6037         1   2  0    15       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
-60HZ SHUFFLE 5828             2   4  0    14       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 SLIPKNOT 6065                 2   0  0    14       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 WIMPY HAMMER 6010             1   4  0    14       FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)
 SPEE 5724                     1   6  0    13       INSANE REIGN (550)
 SHADOW KAT 5629               1   3  0    13       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
 HENNESSY 5852                 3   3  0    12       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
 NOK 6032                      1   2  0    12       TEERAK HA (553)
 MATRIX 5855                   0   6  0    12       FLAGG XVI-CHAOS (565)
 LION TAMER 5853               2   4  0    10       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
 TIMMY! 5989                   2   4  0    10       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 DRAKEN 6029                   1   3  0    10       DRACONOMICON (557)
 BELANA VOS 6072               1   0  0    10       THE FORCE II (537)
 ASSUR HAMMER 6009             2   2  1     9       FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)
-RILLION HAMMER 6011           1   1  1     9       FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)
 SMOKY BARRY 6039              1   2  0     9       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 DIAPERED ZALGOR 5367          1   1  0     8       BABY BROTHERS (510)
 CAREOLA DENALLA 6067          1   1  1     7       THE FORCE II (537)
 OUM 6054                      1   1  0     7       TEERAK HA (553)
 DROMMARE 6066                 1   1  0     7       DREAMERS (569)
 SHOCKA MUTUMBO 6004           0   1  0     7       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
 ULTIMATE RAGE 6035            0   3  0     7       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 GUMBO 5632                    0   1  0     7       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
-WET N WILD 5446               1   3  0     6       SPORTZ! (518)
 CHEETOO 6070                  1   1  1     5       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 SOD 6044                      1   2  0     5       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 OLEG GRISHKINE 6073           1   0  0     5       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 AM 6055                       1   1  0     4       TEERAK HA (553)
 MAM 6053                      1   1  0     4       TEERAK HA (553)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPARKACUS 6045                1   1  0     4       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 RAZE 6028                     0   4  0     4       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 DOGFACE 6031                  0   4  0     4       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-GREEK GUY HAMMER 6012         0   2  0     2       FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)
 VILE 6058                     0   2  0     2       DARK TOADS (534)
-HUNTING WOLF 4237             0   1  0     1       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
 FUEL 6080                     0   1  0     1       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 KILLJOY 6081                  0   1  0     1       INSANE REIGN (550)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PIGEON BLOOD 5691      3  4 0 BLACK & BLUE 547      ARENAMASTER NARHM 603 497 NONE    
HEDGE KNIGHT 6077      0  1 0 CRUSADE 505           BANDIT PRINCE 605     497 NONE    
SIEGE 6075             0  1 0 CRUSADE 505           MOUNTAIN TROLL 598    497 NONE    
WARHAMMER 6076         0  1 0 CRUSADE 505           SHEWISH GIANT 601     497 NONE    
RHYAEX 6063            0  2 0 DRACONOMICON 557      CAREOLA DENALLA 6067  497         
AURIX 5788             2  2 1 DRACONOMICON 557      ROBERT JOHNSON 5703   494 REVENGED
DARK HORSE 6016        3  2 1 FLAGG XVI-CHAOS 565   STIGMA 5968           497         
CHAOS DOG 5880         0  3 0 FLAGG XVI-CHAOS 565   DOME DRIVER 5892      493 NOT REVE
DA MEAT 6051           1  1 1 FORCE OF FIVE 535     BANDIT PRINCE 605     497 NONE    
BOB THE LECHER 5841    1  4 0 FORCE OF FIVE 535     CLYDE 5686            495         
MAD LEE 5727           3  3 0 INSANE REIGN 550      QUAX 5958             496         
INSAYN 5807            1  2 0 INSANE REIGN 550      WHITE WIZARD 5901     493 REVENGED
ULTIMATE WRATH 5775    1  2 0 LUROCIANS Z2 555      SHAQ DADDY 5912       494         
POWERMAN 5000 5794     2  3 0 MILLENIUM METAL 558   DARK HORSE 6016       495         
SMILE EMPTY SOUL 6064  0  1 0 MILLENIUM METAL 558   CHEETOO 6070          496 JUST REV
FREEBIRD 5642          1  2 0 ROCKING CREW 540      REVEUR 5896           493 NOT REVE
RUUD AERTS 5582        0  7 0 RONDE VAN NOORD-H 536 ARENAMASTER NARHM 603 497 NONE    
MEAT 6074              0  1 0 RONDE VAN NOORD-H 536 BANDIT PRINCE 605     497 NONE    
MATTHE' PRONK 5581     1  4 0 RONDE VAN NOORD-H 536 KEPESK 5886           495         
SHORT CIRCUIT 5661     1  5 0 SHOCK TROOPS 544      ABHORRENCE 5568       496         
ROULETTE 6000          1  1 0 SUPERIOR FORCES Z 546 RILLION HAMMER 6011   493 REVENGED
PUY 5764               2  2 0 TEERAK HA 553         GREAT NOTION 5851     494         
PIYA 6008              1  1 0 TEERAK HA 553         DESPERATION 6024      495         
GUS 5987               0  3 0 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS 573 ARC BURN 5662         494         
BOB 5988               1  1 0 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS 573 ASSUR HAMMER 6009     493 REVENGED
ISHI 5991              0  3 0 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS 573 CRAZY IVAN 5998       494         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zalconners -- Note that Blazin is a Basher and Cheetoo is an AB.

Zalgor & All -- For what its worth...I'm declaring Oleg Grishkine for the Wall of 
Steel Style Master competition. -- Dr. Mabuse, Ronde van Noord.-Hol.

Rael -- Wonderfull exchange, I greatly enjoyed our enjoining.  May your skills 
blossom in this our sand box of honor and broken dreams. -- White Dog

Crazy Chaos -- That was a very brave effort, but maybe you should pick on someone 
your own size eh?  As fer the rest of you gladiators and especially you of the wall 
of steel warriors persuasion, I have been working out and my musculature ripples with 
anticipation. -- White Worlbenger 

Oh, Kraven... You are much more attractive when you aren't drooling, dear.  Or was 
that sweat?  Hmm, no matter.  You are too desperate for a woman of my stature.  Next? 
-- White Rhythmic Mirror

Spee -- Well maybe my warning was a little late.  Congrats to Mad lee, good show. -- 
White Wizard

White Wind!  What have I told you about getting into bar brawls with drunken locals 

over women?!  Go meditate for two hours, then the general work out for two then 
swimming with the rest of the team.  You are really overextending yourself, son. -- 
Myrrdin

Please allow my new warrior KILL JOY to enter the SM contest for WoS.  Thank you. -- 
MATRIX

Meridan -- Guess you got the better of SPEE and KRAVEN this last turn.  Don't 
worry...  That will be rectified! -- MATRIX

ALL -- The 1-4-0-1 will NOT BE THE STANDARD ORDER OF BUSSINESS. -- Matrix

All -- Three new stylemaster entries for the Crusade team... if any survive the DA!  
Siege a Lunger, Warhammer a Basher, and Hedge Knight a Parry Riposte. -- Shadowgate

All -- I am hearby announcing Bellana Vos as a contestant in the Aimed Blow 
stylemaster competition along with all the MVP stuff. -- Rillion, mgr. of The Force 
II

Please accept this SM warrior for INSANE REIGN.... KILLJOY will be competing for the 
WOS SM.  Thank you. -- MATRIX

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

DA MEAT was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PIGEON BLOOD was butchered by ARENAMASTER NARHMIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
RUUD AERTS was easily killed by ARENAMASTER NARHMIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
MEAT was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
HEDGE KNIGHT was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
SIEGE was slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
WARHAMMER was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
KRAVEN was bested by QUAX in a 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
MUDVAYNE devastated CHEETOO in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud competition.
RAM was handily defeated by GROTESQUE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
STIGMA slaughtered DARK HORSE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HAPPY CAT vanquished ANDROMEDA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
PUTRESSENCE overpowered SYNDICATE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
CHARLEY PATTON was luckily beaten by VANGUARD in a exciting 4 minute Challenge fight.
FRAGILE unbelievably bested ROGUE 7 in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge conflict.
RED STORM was demolished by BRAM DE WAARD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
NICKLEBACK handily defeated PERICLES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BAESHRA overpowered ULTIMATE PAIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
WHITE WORLDBENGER was overcome by MICHAEL COOPER in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
CUBS FAN viciously subdued VERY FRAIL in a 3 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
CAT TUSION was overpowered by STANLEY'S CUP in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SIR GREYBEARD was beaten by CIPHER in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
THIJS ZONNEVELD overpowered REVEUR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MATRIX was unbelievably bested by PUSSY-FOOTED in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
HOPELESS ROB was overpowered by KEPESK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SIREN WOLFE demolished TRAUMER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
AVREN RALCEN was vanquished by CLYDE in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
DARK CHAMPION defeated WHITE DOG in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
WILLIE BROWN lost to EXCALIBUR in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
THE MACHINE vanquished KURT RAMBIS in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
TIMMY! was vanquished by -JUNKY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
DESPERATION was overcome by MAGIC JOHNSON in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
MESSERI ADLER handily defeated WHITE WIZARD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
HIDEOUS vanquished RAZE in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
CRAZY CHAOS won victory over MAM in a 3 minute Challenge fray.
ROBERT JOHNSON savagely defeated CHEETA in a exciting 1 minute gory Challenge match.
THE CRUNCH savagely defeated SON HOUSE in a 3 minute brutal Challenge bout.
ABHORRENCE overpowered EZ CHEESY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
SPIDER CLAWS devastated GEORGE MIKAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SHADOW KAT devastated DOGFACE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
SADIE LYNNE devastated DEACON in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge bout.
DIAPERED ZALGOR was demolished by SALIVA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
NOD was savagely defeated by SHAQ DADDY in a 1 minute gory Challenge duel.
WHITE THUNDER overpowered SPEE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SOD slimly lost to WIMPY HAMMER in a 4 minute Challenge match.
WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR was overcome by MA RAINEY in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
SMOKY BARRY was vanquished by WHITE WIND in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
RHYAEX was killed by CAREOLA DENALLA in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge conflict.
MARCH MADNESS handily defeated EXCURSION in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
HUSBAND was luckily beaten by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute competition.
SERILIA was unbelievably bested by JUSTGIVEITUP in a exciting 9 minute gory match.
ALL LICKERED UP was demolished by GREAT NOTION in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CRAZY IVAN overpowered MARINA in a popular 1 minute uneven bout.
NOI handily defeated ULTIMATE WRATH 2 in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THE CORSICAN demolished FLINT in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
SUPER BOWL savagely defeated ULTIMATE DESIRE in a popular 3 minute gory battle.
RAEL was handily defeated by ARCANE RAIDER in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
SOGNATORE overpowered ULTIMATE RAGE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DREAMER was subdued by HESABULL in a 1 minute brawl.
DOME DRIVER overpowered DRAKEN in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
BAGMAN demolished AM in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
LION TAMER was overpowered by PADIS VINIC in a 1 minute uneven bout.
HENNESSY slimly lost to EMILLE in a popular 3 minute bloody fight.
PROBLEM SOLVER was overcome by ASHARDALON in a 2 minute brutal contest.
TINIETON overpowered GETS LAST LICKS in a exciting 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
CHAOS MAGE was demolished by PIANIST in a 2 minute one-sided conflict.
NOK was bested by BLAZIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's fight.
ASSUR HAMMER was subdued by DAPHNE in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
OUM beat GUMBO in a popular 1 minute novice's fight.
VILE was viciously subdued by SLIPKNOT in a 2 minute brutal novice's duel.
DROMMARE subdued FUEL in a popular 1 minute bloody novice's duel.
SHOCKA MUTUMBO was luckily beaten by OLEG GRISHKINE in a 4 minute amateur's duel.
BELANA VOS demolished KILLJOY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  27         AIMED BLOW        66 -  52 -  5      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                      18         WALL OF STEEL     41 -  39 -  1      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 18         PARRY-LUNGE       30 -  29 -  1      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  18         TOTAL PARRY       52 -  51 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   14         LUNGING ATTACK    93 - 105 -  6      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 13         SLASHING ATTACK   56 -  65 -  5      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         PARRY-STRIKE      30 -  37 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         BASHING ATTACK    59 -  75 -  8      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     8         STRIKING ATTACK   55 -  88 -  4      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  26 -  2      37  |

Turn 497 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      2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      6 -  8         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  5     STRIKING ATTACK    7 - 11         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW        10 -  8     PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  5         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    15 - 12     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  7         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     6 - 12         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     MARCH MADNESS 5435         10   3  0  110 SPORTZ! (518)
LUNGING ATTACK   EXCURSION 5030             18  15  0   81 BLADES OF MIST (253)
BASHING ATTACK   HUSBAND 5561                8   4  5   70 DIFFERENT HATS (532)
AIMED BLOW       STANLEY'S CUP 5443          5   1  0   60 SPORTZ! (518)
TOTAL PARRY      JUSTGIVEITUP 5688           7   0  0   58 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
STRIKING ATTACK  STIGMA 5968                 6   1  1   58 ORCCON THUGS (572)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GREAT NOTION 5851           5   1  1   44 THOROUGHBREDS (564)
PARRY-LUNGE      MICHAEL COOPER 5943         6   0  0   41 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
SLASHING ATTACK  QUAX 5958                   5   2  1   40 ORCCON THUGS (572)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EXCURSION 5030.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SERILIA 5193.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHARLEY PATTON 5840, 
SUPER BOWL 5436, SHOCKA MUTUMBO 6004, ROGUE 7 5813, MA RAINEY 5702, HENNESSY 5852, 
CUBS FAN 5709, CLYDE 5686, HUSBAND 5561, and OUM 6054.

The least popular fighter this week was KILLJOY 6081.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FUEL 6080, GUMBO 5632, ASSUR HAMMER 6009, CHAOS MAGE 6021, LION TAMER 
5853, AM 6055, ULTIMATE RAGE 6035, RAEL 5225, FLINT 5576, and ULTIMATE WRATH 2 6037.