DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/15/2004    Duedate: 06/28/2004

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-499

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STANLEY'S CUP
SPORTZ! (518)
(4-5443) [7-1-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STANLEY'S CUP                  HAPPY CAT
SPORTZ! (518)                  ARENA FELINES (554)
(4-5443) [7-1-0,91]            (4-5771) [8-1-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EXCURSION                      ARCANE RAIDER
BLADES OF MIST (253)           THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
(4-5030) [18-16-0,78]          (4-4347) [4-2-0,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ORCCON THUGS (572)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHEETO'S HEROES (568)       58
2. FORCE OF FIVE (535)         51SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
3. ARENA FELINES (554)         42      Unchartered Team
4. LUROCIANS Z2 (555)          33
5. CLASSIC BLUES (549)         30      ORCCON THUGS (572)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ORCCON THUGS (572)        32  13  3 71.1   1/ 1*ORCCON THUGS (572)       11  4 2
 2/ 2*PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     31  13  1 70.5   2/ 2 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546) 11  4 1
 3/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  32  15  2 68.1   3/ 7*CHEETO'S HEROES (568)    11  4 0
 4/ 5*THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)     4   2  0 66.7   4/ 3*PURPLE AND GOLD (571)    11  4 0
 5/ 6*CHEETO'S HEROES (568)     24  14  3 63.2   5/ 4 DARK TOADS (534)         10  5 0
 6/ 8 SPORTZ! (518)             25  18  1 58.1   6/14 CLASSIC BLUES (549)       8  7 0
 7/ 4*BLITZKRIEG (531)          11   8  0 57.9   7/ 6 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     8  7 0
 8/ 9 CLASSIC BLUES (549)       26  20  1 56.5   8/ 5 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     7  7 0
 9/ 7*BLACK & BLUE (547)        25  20  0 55.6   9/13 THE FORCE II (537)        7  8 1
10/10 BLADES OF MIST (253)     277 259 20 51.7  10/10*ARENA FELINES (554)       7  8 0
11/12*ARENA FELINES (554)       23  22  0 51.1  11/12 SPORTZ! (518)             6  0 0
12-11 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)     226 221 12 50.6  12/16 RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)  6  4 1
13-13*BABY BROTHERS (510)        1   1  0 50.0  13/17 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       6  9 1
14-15*THOROUGHBREDS (564)       18  19  2 48.6  14/ 9*BLACK & BLUE (547)        6  9 0
15-18*MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)        7   8  0 46.7  15/20*DREAMERS (569)            6  9 0
16-19 CRUSADE (505)             94 108  6 46.5  16/22 BLADES OF MIST (253)      5  4 1
17/14 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     22  26  1 45.8  17-11 DRACONOMICON (557)        5  5 0
18-20*MAYAN WHITE (570)         18  22  1 45.0  18/18 INSANE REIGN (550)        5 10 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17*SHOCK TROOPS (544)        18  23  1 43.9  19/21*FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)   4  2 0
20/21*TEERAK HA (553)           18  23  1 43.9  20/31*BLITZKRIEG (531)          4  3 0
21/27 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       20  28  2 41.7  21- 8*WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   4  6 1
22/26 DARK TOADS (534)          22  31  3 41.5  22/25*SHOCK TROOPS (544)        4  6 0
23/22 THE FORCE II (537)       101 143 11 41.4  23-24*THOROUGHBREDS (564)       4  6 0
24/24 DIFFERENT HATS (532)      26  38  7 40.6  24/29 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        4  7 0
25/25 DOGS OF WAR (115)        317 483 18 39.6  25/19*TEERAK HA (553)           4 11 1
26-28 DRACONOMICON (557)        16  25  2 39.0  26/26 DIFFERENT HATS (532)      4 11 0
27/29*DREAMERS (569)            17  27  1 38.6  27-23*MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)       3  2 0
28/23 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     17  27  0 38.6  28/33*THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)    2  1 0
29/33 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        14  23  0 37.8  29-15*MAYAN WHITE (570)         2  8 0
30-30*WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   13  22  1 37.1  30-30 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)      1  0 0
31/32*FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)    7  12  2 36.8  31-28*FLAGG XVI-CHAOS (565)     1  4 0
32/35 RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)  13  25  1 34.2  32-27 CRUSADE (505)             1  4 0
33/31 INSANE REIGN (550)        16  31  1 34.0  33/32 DOGS OF WAR (115)         1  8 0
34-34*FLAGG XVI-CHAOS (565)     11  25  2 30.6  34-34*BABY BROTHERS (510)       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

Well, as we head towards the second half of the contests, it seems the DOA tandem of
Manager and DMobster are leading the way with yours truly not far behind.  There are
still 12 turns of scoring left so it is still anybody's guess as to who will come out
on top.

Team MVP Standings through Turn 8

1.  Superior Forces ZC2      79     11. Shock Troops             58
2.  Orccon Thugs             76     12. Draconomicon             57
3.  Purple and Gold          75     12. Hitmen for Hire          57
4.  Classic Blues            70     12. Thoroughbreds            57
5.  Arena Felines            68     15. Force of Five            56
6.  Black + Blue             65     16. Dreamers                 55
7.  Mayan White              63     17. Teerak Ha                54
8.  Dark Toads               61     18. Millenium Metal          53
8.  Insane Reign             61     19. The Force II             52
10. Cheeto's Heroes          60     20. Flagg XVI-Chaos          48

Warrior MVP Standings through Turn 8

1.  Andromeda                21     10. Siren Wolfe              16
2.  Justgiveitup             20     13. Bram De Waard            15
3.  Happy Cat                19     13. Crazy Ivan               15
4.  Vanguard                 18     13. The Machine              15
5.  Stigma                   17     13. Magic Johnson            15
5.  Grotesque                17     13. All Lickered Up          15
5.  Arc Burn                 17     13. Hopeless Rob             15
5.  Shaq Daddy               17     13. Willie Brown             15
5.  Putressence              17     13. Kurt Rambis              15
10. Spider Claws             16     13. Noi                      15
10. Ma Rainey                16     13. Great Notion             15

The MVP Warrior list is even more crowded than the team standings with only 6 points
separating the top spot from the #22 spot.  Many warriors have gained 4 points in a
single turn so this is really up for grabs over the next 12 turns.

Just when you thought some of the Stylemaster competitions were getting out of reach
the leaders come to the pack again.  Only one of the styles has a leader of more than
3 points now and when any warrior can get 3 points merely by beating a same style
opponent to become the Top Warrior in his style it is really close.  So here are the
current standings:

Stylemaster Standings through Turn 8

Aimed Blow                         Parry Strike
     1.  Noi                 3          1.  Putressence         4
     1.  Dark Horse          3          2.  Clyde               3
     3.  Four tied at        1          3.  Avren Ralcen        2
Basher                             Slasher
     1.  Grotesque           4          1.  Quax                8
     2.  Andromeda           3          2.  Shaq Daddy          5
     2.  Ram                 3          3.  Charlie Patton      4
Lunger                             Striker
     1.  Crazy Ivan          5          1.  Stigma              6
     2.  Robert Johnson      4          2.  Bram De Waard       6
     3.  Excalibur           4          3.  Kepesk              4
Parry Lunge                        Total Parry
     1.  Michael Cooper     12          1.  Justgiveitup        9
     2.  Desperation         3          2.  Vanguard            2
     3.  Three tied at       1          3.  Very Frail          2
Parry Riposte                      Wall of Steel
     1.  Great Notion        3          1.  White Worldbenger   5
     1.  Green Knight        3          2.  Cipher              2
     3.  Pussy-Footed        1          3.  Five tied at        1

That's all for now, see you all next turn!

            + ]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."

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #8 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Delarquan Edition

Old Valamantis:

     Smeds of Mordant and Shamu of Cliffhome, both Dwarves, drew off to the side from
the rest of the group.  Harvesting and transporting tons of ice from the peaks above
Khalhums was the kind of technical problem they relished, a true Dwarven sort of
problem.  Let the others worry about fighting resurrected wizards.
     "Can we quarry ice like stone?" Smeds wondered.  "There's always heat associated
with breaking rock, what if it melts the ice?"
     "It'd only melt some," Shamu guessed, "and we could stand that, especially if it
made things go a little faster.  And there are plenty of Dwarves in Khalhums who'd be
glad of a little work these days."
     "Closing the arena didn't close down the town!" Smeds protested.
     "Up to a point," Shamu agreed, squinting into the distance.  With the heat and
humidity over the Feyranse basin, the mountains weren't visible, but any Dwarf could
sense them.  Why, they probably weren't much more than a hundred miles away!  Well,
no more than two hundred, anyway.  "But how are we going to HAUL all that ice down
here before it melts?"
     "Wagons.  One thing that did drop to a trickle in the last couple of years is
trade through the mountains," Smeds answered.  "I've got friends up there, and I've
heard.  There are LOTS of carters eager for a load."
     "Right, and woodcutters in Caer who'd be glad to supply sawdust to pack it in, I
bet." Shamu agreed.  "We can do this!"

     "But I don't know ANYTHING about magic!" Lavender Lance of Illis was protesting,
again.
     "That's all right, I know lots about magic," Tensekai the Silver Mage said.  He
patted her back in what he hoped was a soothing manner.  "You've got something just
as good in a situation like this:  you're a lucky guesser.  Between my knowledge and
your luck, we should do well.  Now..." he glanced around at the other gladiators, Ka
D'Argo, Sputter, and Goblin, "you do all understand the plan?"
     "Kill everybody in Old Valamantis who isn't us," Goblin answered promptly.
     Ka D'Argo suppressed a sigh and glanced sideways at the gladiator from Kaltos.
To Tensekai, he said, "We're to secure the Bloodgames arena and a corridor of
approach, hold it till the ice gets here, keeping the wizards out."
     "It's the part about keeping the wizards out that worries me," Sputter of Dwes
Eg muttered.  "Easy to SAY that, but they're WIZARDS.  How are we supposed to stop
them?"

Xochithlan:

     There were no ruins around Xochithlan to rise up at the wizard's call, because
the modern city was the old city, continuously lived in for longer than most
Alastarian cities had existed.  There was, perhaps, a tendency for certain long-
buried residents to stir in their graves, but if any came out to walk the streets, it
was not immediately obvious.
     What was obvious was the forest.
     There had been a forest around Xochithlan for a long time, but it had been
burned away during the Rirorni War.  Replanting efforts had been ongoing for the last
eight years, but eight years is not long enough to bring back a major forest.  And
what surrounded the city now, pressing in against the walls and disturbing the newer
suburbs, was a major forest.
     Not, however, a forest such as the Xochithlani remembered.
     This was a Forest Primeval.
     This was a forest that might hide...anything.
     And according to the scholars of ancient texts consulted by King Feyen of
Xochithlan, it probably did.

     "But I don't trust gladiators!" King Feyen protested.  "Why should I give them
this important job?"
     "Because no one else will take it," Chancellor Leldys said.  "The merchants will
not set their guards to clearing the road, each one fears that the others will hold
back men and attack those who strip their Houses of defense."
     "The army, then," Feyen said.  "What do I pay them for, anyway?"
     "You pay them to defend Xochithlan and your dynasty, Sire.  We dare not set the
army to the task of clearing the road, thus leaving the palace defenses understrength
now, when your half-brother Ferhis is showing his teeth.  An army could be lost in
that Forest...or could change allegiance to avoid going into it.  No, gladiators are
your best resource for this.  Set them to clearing the Forest back from the road so
that we can resume our regular coming and going with the rest of the Federation--"
     The king scowled and stroked his thin mustache.  "I notice there hasn't been any
problem with THEM getting in contact with us--the Shagair."
     The chancellor shrugged.  "Their methods are not something I would recommend.
To use the old magic so freely...dangerous.  Very dangerous.  And surely you don't
want to see the Shagair as our only contact with the rest of the world!"
     "Well, they ARE our kin."
     "I have kin I wouldn't trust.  And the Shagairn ideas of what constitutes proper
payment for the Rirorni War Debt is not...."
     "Not something we can pay.  I know."  Feyen sighed.  "Oh, all right, we'll ask
the gladiators to clear the road.  Land grants for every ten-mile stretch cleared to
a bow-shot back on each side...."
     The chancellor blanched.  "Land grants?  Sire, you can't go handing out land as
though it was an endless resource!  You--"
     "SMALL landgrants, Leldys.  I am NOT an idiot, you know.  If you're thinking of
the unfortunate incident with the oryx and the lotus tank, I assure you that it was
all Tirisha's doing!"
     "And I believe you, of course," the chancellor murmured.  "But things would be
so much easier, Sire, if you had an heir--"
     "I am NOT going to get married just to make things easier for you," Feyen cut
in.  "There's plenty of time.  Let's think about getting the road cleared first."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 497): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 383): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 502): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 498): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 497): FRIED TWINKIE of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 501): SERENGETI of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 499): PTI of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 493): HOLY BULL of THOROUGHBREDS (DRF, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 485): HIS PROCTOLOGIST of DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 484): MAINE COON CAT of MEOW MIX (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 458): PINK BEAR of LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 449): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 195): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 435): GUNSLINGER of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 384): 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 333): BET OR NOT DIE of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 377): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 497): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 383): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 502): none
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 498): ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 497): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 501): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 499): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 493): DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (Assamite, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 485): BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 484): CARNAGE CANARIES (Carnage Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 458): SUICIDAL DREAMS (Bookie, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 449): DENNY'S BKFAST (T'Loi, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 195): ATMAN PROJECT (Kosmos, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 435): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 384): FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): THE MUPPETS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 170): ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 333): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 377): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 497): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 496): SMEDS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, 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 492): VAPID VANNA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 483): MR. TWISTER of IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 457): KATHLEEN of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 448): UHLEK of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): TAMMY FAYE of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (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

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JHELUM this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  I want to know who's buying the drinks for who 
tonight at The Welcome Wench, seeing as BLITZKRIEG's 11-8-0 has earned them 20th 
place in the ranks.  The LUROCIANS Z2 guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's 
see, CAT TUSION fought ARC BURN and gained 23 points and contributed to ARENA 
FELINES' 3-2-0.  ARC BURN has lost to CAT TUSION, falling 19 points, while helping 
make SHOCK TROOPS a 1-4-0 turn.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the 
throne, MARCH MADNESS has lost the title of Duelmaster.  And all eyes were on 
STANLEY'S CUP this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  JHELUM has a new 
victor!  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing 
fighters do dishes at The Welcome Wench until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the ORCCON THUGS 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on JHELUM, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided ORCCON THUGS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was PURPLE 
AND GOLD.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was ORCCON THUGS' 
warrior VANGUARD.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  Well 
now, what do you expect when someone like STIGMA from ORCCON THUGS challenges down 18 
points to fight THE MACHINE of FORCE OF FIVE?  Well, surprise, surprise, STIGMA was 
subdued by THE MACHINE, and by the way, STIGMA now has a recognition score of 47.  I 
don't know about you, but DEACON challenging down 20 points to DOGS OF WAR's DOGFACE, 
is not really worthy of DIFFERENT HATS.  I thought challenges were for warriors, not 
cowards looking for easy wins.  DEACON won victory over DOGFACE, is nothing sacred?  
AM from TEERAK HA took a risk this turn by bravely challenging up 28 points in a 
challenge against WILLIE BROWN.  Well, AM was bested by WILLIE BROWN, but AM gained 1 
in recognition for hers efforts.  Thank goodness for small favors.  In a brave 
attempt, KURT RAMBIS from PURPLE AND GOLD challenged up 20 points to fight SPIDER 
CLAWS from the BLACK & BLUE stable.  KURT RAMBIS perhaps got his just desserts, 
seeing as he won victory over SPIDER CLAWS and ended up with 48 recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  SMOKY BARRY must have surprised 
FORCE OF FIVE this turn, after they sent him to the Dark Arena, but the Dark Arena 
couldn't hold him!  TEERAK HA has lost NOI to the arena in the sky, but they don't 
seem to be worried.  What do you expect from 5-4-0?  We'd like to remind certain 
teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's 
considered rude.   
     I like this place, JHELUM, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in JHELUM and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in JHELUM again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STANLEY'S CUP 5443            7   1  0    91       SPORTZ! (518)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXCURSION 5030               18  16  0    78       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 GROTESQUE 5571                8   1  1    76       DARK TOADS (534)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAPPY CAT 5771                8   1  0    66       ARENA FELINES (554)
 THE MACHINE 5575              7   2  0    66       FORCE OF FIVE (535)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARCANE RAIDER 4347            4   2  0    63       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
 SERILIA 5193                  9   4  2    62       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 BRAM DE WAARD 5701            7   2  0    62       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 ANDROMEDA 5684                7   2  1    58       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 CHEETA 5881                   6   2  0    57       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUSBAND 5561                  8   6  5    55       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 CHARLEY PATTON 5840           6   3  0    55       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 CUBS FAN 5709                 6   3  0    54       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 MICHAEL COOPER 5943           8   0  0    51       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 CLYDE 5686                    6   3  1    51       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 ULTIMATE PAIN 5774            6   2  0    51       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 CAT TUSION 5769               5   4  0    51       ARENA FELINES (554)
 KURT RAMBIS 5917              5   4  0    48       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 JUSTGIVEITUP 5688             8   1  0    47       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 STIGMA 5968                   7   2  1    47       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 THE CRUNCH 5883               5   3  1    47       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 CRAZY IVAN 5998               6   2  1    44       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 CIPHER 5972                   6   3  0    43       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 ABHORRENCE 5568               4   5  1    43       DARK TOADS (534)
 SYNDICATE 5952                5   4  1    42       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 GEORGE MIKAN 5910             5   4  0    41       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 HOPELESS ROB 5577             6   3  0    40       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 -JUNKY 6027                   4   2  0    40       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 EZ CHEESY 5885                3   5  0    40       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 PERICLES 5531                10   9  0    39       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 SPIDER CLAWS 5692             6   3  0    39       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 SOGNATORE 5895                5   4  0    39       DREAMERS (569)
-WHITE WORLDBENGER 5900        5   3  0    39       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 VANGUARD 5966                 8   1  0    37       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 MA RAINEY 5702                7   2  0    37       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 WILLIE BROWN 5705             4   5  0    37       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
-BAESHRA 5787                  3   5  0    37       DRACONOMICON (557)
-SUPER BOWL 5436               6   4  1    36       SPORTZ! (518)
 RAEL 5225                     5   3  0    36       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 MAGIC JOHNSON 5904            6   3  0    35       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 ROGUE 7 5813                  5   4  0    35       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 CHEETOO 6070                  3   1  1    35       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 DREAMER 5894                  3   6  0    35       DREAMERS (569)
 ALL LICKERED UP 5770          3   6  0    35       ARENA FELINES (554)
 MARINA 5685                   6   3  0    34       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAQ DADDY 5912               7   2  1    33       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 SIREN WOLFE 5719              6   3  1    33       THE FORCE II (537)
-EXCALIBUR 5878                5   2  0    33       CRUSADE (505)
 THIJS ZONNEVELD 5580          4   5  1    33       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 SMOKY BARRY 6039              2   3  1    33       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 QUAX 5958                     6   3  1    32       ORCCON THUGS (572)
-DOME DRIVER 5892              5   2  1    31       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
 GETS LAST LICKS 5768          5   4  0    31       ARENA FELINES (554)
 DEACON 5557                   4  10  0    31       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 THE CORSICAN 5618             8   6  0    30       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 DARK CHAMPION 5689            4   5  0    30       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-SADIE LYNNE 5630              4   0  0    30       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
-MESSERI ADLER 5879            3   4  0    30       FLAGG XVI-CHAOS (565)
 CHAOS MAGE 6021               3   4  0    30       INSANE REIGN (550)
 VERY FRAIL 5690               6   3  0    29       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-GREAT NOTION 5851             5   2  1    29       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
-WHITE DOG 5898                5   3  0    29       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 PUTRESSENCE 5778              5   4  1    28       DARK TOADS (534)
-NOD 6043                      3   1  1    28       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARC BURN 5662                 6   2  1    27       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 RED STORM 5889                4   5  0    27       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-RAM 5877                      3   4  0    27       CRUSADE (505)
 BAGMAN 5890                   5   4  0    26       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 HIDEOUS 5569                  4   5  0    26       DARK TOADS (534)
 NICKLEBACK 5798               4   5  0    26       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 EMILLE 5357                   3   0  0    26       BLADES OF MIST (253)
-TIMMY! 5989                   3   4  0    25       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 ULTIMATE WRATH 2 6037         2   3  0    25       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 CHEAP TRICK 5554              2   0  0    25       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 AVREN RALCEN 5994             4   4  0    24       THE FORCE II (537)
 ULTIMATE DESIRE 5777          3   5  0    24       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 WIMPY HAMMER 6010             3   4  0    24       FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)
-ASHARDALON 6062               2   1  0    24       DRACONOMICON (557)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KEPESK 5886                   4   4  1    23       DRACONOMICON (557)
 KRAVEN 5808                   4   5  0    23       INSANE REIGN (550)
-TINIETON 5990                 4   3  0    22       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
-WHITE WIND 5902               3   5  0    22       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 CRAZY CHAOS 6030              3   3  0    22       INSANE REIGN (550)
-WHITE THUNDER 6040            2   0  0    22       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
 AGENT 47 6088                 1   0  0    22       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-BUTTERBEAN 5555               3   2  0    21       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 REVEUR 5896                   3   6  1    20       DREAMERS (569)
 MUDVAYNE 5848                 3   6  0    20       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 MAM 6053                      2   2  0    20       TEERAK HA (553)
-RAZE 6028                     1   4  0    20       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
-WHITE WIZARD 5901             3   5  1    19       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 PROBLEM SOLVER 5829           3   6  0    19       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 TRAUMER 5897                  3   6  0    19       DREAMERS (569)
-SIR GREYBEARD 5854            3   4  0    19       FLAGG XVI-CHAOS (565)
 FLINT 5576                    3   6  0    19       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 HIGH VOLTAGE 5663             3   5  0    18       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 BLAZIN 6069                   3   1  0    18       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 SALIVA 5796                   2   7  0    18       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
-DRAKEN 6029                   2   3  0    18       DRACONOMICON (557)
 MAJOR SPARX 6084              2   0  0    18       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 OUM 6054                      2   2  1    17       TEERAK HA (553)
-DAPHNE 5631                   2   2  0    17       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
 PUSSY-FOOTED 5772             2   7  0    17       ARENA FELINES (554)
-WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR 6042     2   2  0    17       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 60HZ SHUFFLE 5828             2   6  0    16       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
-DESPERATION 6024              2   2  1    15       FLAGG XVI-CHAOS (565)
 ASSUR HAMMER 6009             3   3  1    13       FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)
-HENNESSY 5852                 3   4  0    13       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
-SHADOW KAT 5629               1   3  0    13       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
 SLIPKNOT 6065                 3   1  0    12       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
-MATRIX 5855                   0   6  0    12       FLAGG XVI-CHAOS (565)
-HESABULL 6020                 3   2  0    11       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
-LION TAMER 5853               2   5  0    11       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
 KILLJOY 6081                  1   2  1    11       INSANE REIGN (550)
 ALPHA 5552                    3   1  0    10       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 OMEGA 5553                    1   2  0    10       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 OTIS SPANN 6091               1   0  0    10       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
-RILLION HAMMER 6011           1   1  1     9       FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)
 SNOW FLEA 6087                1   0  0     9       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 BELANA VOS 6072               2   1  0     8       THE FORCE II (537)
 SPARKACUS 6045                2   2  0     8       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
-DIAPERED ZALGOR 5367          1   1  0     8       BABY BROTHERS (510)
 SWAYTHE 5253                  1   0  0     8       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 CAREOLA DENALLA 6067          1   3  1     7       THE FORCE II (537)
 NOK 6032                      1   4  0     7       TEERAK HA (553)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHOCKA MUTUMBO 6004           0   1  0     7       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
-GUMBO 5632                    0   1  0     7       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
-WET N WILD 5446               1   3  0     6       SPORTZ! (518)
 DROMMARE 6066                 1   3  0     6       DREAMERS (569)
 AM 6055                       1   3  0     6       TEERAK HA (553)
-SOD 6044                      1   3  0     6       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 SUN TZU 5827                  1   1  0     6       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 DOGFACE 6031                  0   6  0     6       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-OLEG GRISHKINE 6073           1   1  0     4       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
-GREEK GUY HAMMER 6012         0   2  0     2       FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)
 BOB'S FRIEND BOB 6086         0   2  0     2       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
-HUNTING WOLF 4237             0   1  0     1       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
 ANNISTEEN ALLEN 6092          0   1  0     1       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
-CHAOTIC EXP 6085              0   1  0     1       DRACONOMICON (557)
 PAVEL ICAM 6089               0   1  0     1       THE FORCE II (537)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRAGILE 5693           5  4 0 BLACK & BLUE 547      WURM KIN 607          499 NONE    
ROBERT JOHNSON 5703    4  4 1 CLASSIC BLUES 549     ANDROMEDA 5684        498         
DARK CHAMPION 604      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SMOKY BARRY 6039      499 NONE    
VILE 6058              1  3 0 DARK TOADS 534        KILLJOY 6081          499         
PIANIST 6059           2  2 0 DIFFERENT HATS 532    THIJS ZONNEVELD 5580  499         
RHYAEX 6063            0  2 0 DRACONOMICON 557      CAREOLA DENALLA 6067  497 REVENGED
DARK HORSE 6016        3  2 1 FLAGG XVI-CHAOS 565   STIGMA 5968           497         
BOB THE LECHER 5841    1  4 0 FORCE OF FIVE 535     CLYDE 5686            495 NOT REVE
SPEE 5724              1  8 0 INSANE REIGN 550      WURM KIN 607          499 NONE    
MAD LEE 5727           3  3 0 INSANE REIGN 550      QUAX 5958             496 REVENGED
ULTIMATE RAGE 6035     0  4 0 LUROCIANS Z2 555      SYNDICATE 5952        498         
FUEL 6080              1  2 0 MILLENIUM METAL 558   OUM 6054              499         
SMILE EMPTY SOUL 6064  0  1 0 MILLENIUM METAL 558   CHEETOO 6070          496 REVENGED
MATTHE' PRONK 5581     1  4 0 RONDE VAN NOORD-H 536 KEPESK 5886           495 NOT REVE
SHORT CIRCUIT 5661     1  5 0 SHOCK TROOPS 544      ABHORRENCE 5568       496         
NOI 5739               5  4 0 TEERAK HA 553         SERILIA 5193          499         
PIYA 6008              1  1 0 TEERAK HA 553         DESPERATION 6024      495 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Matrix -- You just keep your recting clear of my fieding and back away slowly before
this gets ugly. -- Myrdin

Yo, Cooper, the Lakers going all the way this year huh?  Next time I will not be
breaking my stick off on your sword.  Nice fight. -- Worldbenger

Ma Rainey -- I am not sure what happened but I seemed to have approached you all
wrong then the singing and, well I couldn't help but sit down and listen and the next
thing I know Whammo!. You hit pretty hard for a girl. -- Rhythmic Mirror

Mam -- I may be a Cheap Trick but I don't lay down easy!  Thanks for the skills. --
Cheap Trick

Dome Driver -- I come in this arena for 1 turn to prep and who do I get matched up
with???  A basher throwing freaking crits!  GREAT! -- Butterbean

All -- I am announcing OTIS SPANN LU and ANNISTEEN ALLEN AB on the CLASSIC BLUES team
as new entrants. -- Keldon

All -- I am announcing the entry of Pavel Icam as a lunger in the style master
competition and for all the MVP contests. -- Rillion

Zalconers -- Bob's friend Bob is a striker -- Marshal D

All -- Ashardalon is a LU if I forgot to mention that before, and Chaotic Exp is a
ST. -- Assamithius, manager of Draconomicon

This is to announce, much belatedly, the entrance of Fuel into the Total Parry SM
competition.  (Must have been "a million miles away."  ;)  Tried twice, once hand
written and once via HAL, before to get this into the Newsletter.  (Hopefully HAL
doesn't eat this one!!!) -- Street Legal

The Machine -- Behold, the horrors of progress. -- Pericles, a natural man

Draken -- My record's still perfect! -- Dogface

Cheeta -- Why are my fingers orange? -- The Corsican

Keldon Blackfang, Marshall D -- Sorry about the kills.  Both were accidents. --
Manager

25 May 2004
                                 TEN TURNS OF HELL:
                        The KLK Capture The Flag Competition

In the spirit of the ongoing effort to make arena play what it used to be (FUN!!), I
am proud to announce the KLK Capture The Flag Competition.  The competition will be
held in Jhans (DM-36, which has, by the way, grown in size equal to Talcama already).
:)  We are announcing this contest early to allow managers time to prep.

Rules:
     -- On turn 462 (due 8/4/04) the lowest ranked warrior on your team is given your
team's 'flag' (he is your initial flag defender).
     -- Starting on turn 463 (due 8/18/04) flags will be defended every turn and turn
463 is the turn scoring will begin.
     -- Fights involving flags are winners-take-all and a warrior can carry as many
flags as he can win.
     -- If a warrior holding a flag either A) goes inactive, B) loses to a stand-by
warrior or C) gets DA'd, he forfeits all flags he has and they are returned the their
original team's lowest ranked warrior.
     -- If you hold your own flag on an inactive warrior you receive NO POINTS that
turn.
     -- If a warrior graduates to AD holding flags starting on the next turn those
flags will be defended by the lowest ranked warrior on the team of the graduating
warrior.
     -- Scoring as follows for each turn:
          2 pts -- possession of your own team flag
          1 pt -- possession any other flag
          1 pt -- for each win
          1 pt -- for each kill
          1 pt -- for each award you receive in the newsletter
     -- You may enter as many teams as you like (per RSI rules) but each team is its
own entry.
     -- Tie-Breaker goes to the team that had the most points from flags.
     -- If still tied the tie-breaker will be the team that had the most points from
kills.  (It's the Delarq way.)
     -- The contest lasts 10 turns and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
(based on highest point totals)

Prizes: (what you've been waiting on)
1st -- 3 know favorites potions*
       DA warrior named after winning manager
2nd -- 2 know favorites potions*
3rd -- 1 know favorites potion*

* These are full favorite potions (weapon, rhythms and tactics) and can only be used
on warriors with at least 4 FE.

     How's that for paying out? (grin)  Even if you think that it's all about the TC,
these prizes should be enough to draw you in.  (You know who you are.)
     I hope to see friend and foe alike come to Jhans.  Legion, Froths, and all the
others...this is your personal invite.  Can you win?  Can you survive 10 turns of
Hell in Jhans?
     Note:  Special thanks to RSI for helping make this contest possible.  Thanks
guys!

Bookie
KLK Alliance
Director Jhans' Board of Tourism
Warden of the Froth Circle (grin)
D.R.C. 4 Life

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FRAGILE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SMOKY BARRY viciously butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
SPEE was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
MA RAINEY was bested by ANDROMEDA in a popular 1 minute Bloodfeud contest.
HIGH VOLTAGE was overpowered by ABHORRENCE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
SLIPKNOT was devastated by CHEETOO in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
ARCANE RAIDER viciously subdued JUSTGIVEITUP in a 5 minute Challenge match.
STIGMA was overpowered by THE MACHINE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
GROTESQUE vanquished HUSBAND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CHARLEY PATTON vanquished SHAQ DADDY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
PUTRESSENCE was overpowered by CLYDE in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
HAPPY CAT overpowered CRAZY IVAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ALL LICKERED UP was devastated by BRAM DE WAARD in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
ULTIMATE PAIN subdued VANGUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
CHEETA overpowered MAGIC JOHNSON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
BAGMAN was savagely defeated by SOGNATORE in a popular 1 minute bloody Challenge duel.
DEACON vanquished DOGFACE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
KURT RAMBIS unbelievably bested SPIDER CLAWS in a popular 3 minute Challenge brawl.
CRAZY CHAOS was savagely defeated by RAEL in a 2 minute brutal Challenge bout.
SIREN WOLFE overpowered TRAUMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
VERY FRAIL outwaited KRAVEN in a tiring 14 minute Challenge contest.
MUDVAYNE was overpowered by SYNDICATE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
QUAX overpowered REVEUR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fray.
FLINT was overcome by WIMPY HAMMER in a 4 minute Challenge contest.
AVREN RALCEN was savagely defeated by DREAMER in a popular 3 minute Challenge match.
60HZ SHUFFLE was vanquished by MAM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
GETS LAST LICKS won victory over RED STORM in a popular 3 minute Challenge fight.
THIJS ZONNEVELD dispatched PIANIST in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner Challenge bout.
AM was handily defeated by WILLIE BROWN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
FUEL was slain by OUM in a 5 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
BLAZIN overcame BELANA VOS in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
BOB'S FRIEND BOB was demolished by MAJOR SPARX in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
KILLJOY killed VILE in a 2 minute novice's Challenge bout.
EXCURSION was handily defeated by STANLEY'S CUP in a 2 minute mismatched Title match.
MICHAEL COOPER won victory over ROGUE 7 in a 2 minute fight.
ARC BURN was devastated by CAT TUSION in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
-JUNKY bested DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bout.
CUBS FAN handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE CRUNCH demolished NICKLEBACK in a action packed 1 minute one-sided conflict.
PERICLES was beaten by EZ CHEESY in a action packed 1 minute gory bout.
SERILIA easily killed NOI in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched match.
CIPHER savagely defeated CHAOS MAGE in a 2 minute brutal fight.
HOPELESS ROB vanquished PROBLEM SOLVER in a exciting 1 minute mismatched duel.
GEORGE MIKAN handily defeated THE CORSICAN in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
MARINA overpowered ASSUR HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
SALIVA overcame CAREOLA DENALLA in a 2 minute master vs. novice melee.
ULTIMATE DESIRE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PUSSY-FOOTED was overpowered by HIDEOUS in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
EMILLE savagely defeated OMEGA in a action packed 3 minute brutal competition.
ULTIMATE WRATH 2 demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
NOK was subdued by SNOW FLEA in a 1 minute novice's battle.
SUN TZU beat ANNISTEEN ALLEN in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.
SPARKACUS was handily defeated by CHEAP TRICK in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ALPHA was demolished by AGENT 47 in a popular 1 minute bloody mismatched battle.
DROMMARE was subdued by SWAYTHE in a 1 minute amateur's battle.
PAVEL ICAM was devastated by OTIS SPANN 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                  19         AIMED BLOW        80 -  63 -  4      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                      17         WALL OF STEEL     54 -  46 -  2      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         PARRY-LUNGE       38 -  36 -  2      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         TOTAL PARRY       60 -  57 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         PARRY-STRIKE      40 -  40 -  4      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         LUNGING ATTACK   111 - 118 -  6      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         BASHING ATTACK    74 -  80 - 10      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     7         SLASHING ATTACK   61 -  72 -  6      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   65 - 102 -  6      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  29 -  2      33  |

Turn 499 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:

BASHING ATTACK     8 -  5     WALL OF STEEL      5 -  6         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  5         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         9 -  8                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  9                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  4     
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  7     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       STANLEY'S CUP 5443          7   1  0   91 SPORTZ! (518)
LUNGING ATTACK   EXCURSION 5030             18  16  0   78 BLADES OF MIST (253)
BASHING ATTACK   GROTESQUE 5571              8   1  1   76 DARK TOADS (534)
PARRY-STRIKE     SERILIA 5193                9   4  2   62 BLADES OF MIST (253)
STRIKING ATTACK  BRAM DE WAARD 5701          7   2  0   62 RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHARLEY PATTON 5840         6   3  0   55 CLASSIC BLUES (549)
PARRY-LUNGE      MICHAEL COOPER 5943         8   0  0   51 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
TOTAL PARRY      KURT RAMBIS 5917            5   4  0   48 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
WALL OF STEEL    CIPHER 5972                 6   3  0   43 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 ARCANE RAIDER 4347.  The ten other most popular fighters were DREAMER 5894, 
SPIDER CLAWS 5692, EMILLE 5357, SMOKY BARRY 6039, ANDROMEDA 5684, AVREN RALCEN 5994, 
GETS LAST LICKS 5768, RED STORM 5889, ULTIMATE PAIN 5774, and SOGNATORE 5895.

The least popular fighter this week was VERY FRAIL 5690.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KRAVEN 5808, FUEL 6080, ALL LICKERED UP 5770, PAVEL ICAM 6089, 
SPARKACUS 6045, ANNISTEEN ALLEN 6092, ASSUR HAMMER 6009, THE CORSICAN 5618, PROBLEM 
SOLVER 5829, and NOI 5739.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

MARCH MADNESS (4-5435) SPORTZ! (518)