DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/29/2004    Duedate: 07/12/2004

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-500

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STANLEY'S CUP
SPORTZ! (518)
(4-5443) [8-1-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STANLEY'S CUP                  CHEETA
SPORTZ! (518)                  CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
(4-5443) [8-1-0,102]           (4-5881) [7-2-0,69]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EXCURSION                      SNOW FLEA
BLADES OF MIST (253)           BLACK & BLUE (547)
(4-5030) [19-16-0,90]          (4-6087) [1-1-0,8]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACK & BLUE (547)          69
2. HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)       42      PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
3. CLASSIC BLUES (549)         35      Unchartered Team
4. MAYAN WHITE (570)           31
5. LUROCIANS Z2 (555)          29      CHEETO'S HEROES (568)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     34  15  1 69.4   1/ 3*CHEETO'S HEROES (568)    11  4 0
 2/ 1 ORCCON THUGS (572)        34  16  3 68.0   2/ 4 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)    11  4 0
 3- 4*THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)     4   2  0 66.7   3/ 8 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)    10  5 0
 4/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  33  19  2 63.5   4/ 1 ORCCON THUGS (572)        9  6 1
 5/ 5*CHEETO'S HEROES (568)     26  17  3 60.5   5/ 5 DARK TOADS (534)          9  6 1
 6/ 9 BLACK & BLUE (547)        29  21  1 58.0   6/ 2 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  9  6 1
 7/ 6 SPORTZ! (518)             26  19  1 57.8   7/ 6 CLASSIC BLUES (549)       9  6 0
 8/ 7*BLITZKRIEG (531)          12   9  0 57.1   8/10 ARENA FELINES (554)       9  6 0
 9/ 8 CLASSIC BLUES (549)       29  22  1 56.9   9/13 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       8  7 1
10/11 ARENA FELINES (554)       27  23  0 54.0  10/14 BLACK & BLUE (547)        7  8 1
11/10 BLADES OF MIST (253)     278 263 20 51.4  11/24 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        6  4 1
12/17 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     27  26  1 50.9  12/17 DRACONOMICON (557)        6  4 0
13/18*MAYAN WHITE (570)         22  23  1 48.9  13/ 7 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     6  9 1
14-14*THOROUGHBREDS (564)       18  19  2 48.6  14/15 DREAMERS (569)            6  9 0
15-20*TEERAK HA (553)           18  23  1 43.9  15/20*BLITZKRIEG (531)          5  4 0
16/26 DRACONOMICON (557)        20  26  2 43.5  16/16 BLADES OF MIST (253)      5  5 1
17/21 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       23  30  2 43.4  17/29*MAYAN WHITE (570)         5  5 0
18/22 DARK TOADS (534)          25  33  4 43.1  18/18 INSANE REIGN (550)        5 10 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 SHOCK TROOPS (544)        19  27  1 41.3  19/22 SHOCK TROOPS (544)        5 10 0
20/23 THE FORCE II (537)       102 147 11 41.0  20/11 SPORTZ! (518)             4  1 0
21/ 0 GABLE KENNEL (507)        20  29  1 40.8  21/12 RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)  4  3 1
22/24 DIFFERENT HATS (532)      28  41  7 40.6  22/21*WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   4  6 1
23/29 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        16  24  1 40.0  23/ 9 THE FORCE II (537)        4 11 0
24/25 DOGS OF WAR (115)        318 485 18 39.6  24/26 DIFFERENT HATS (532)      4 11 0
25/28 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     19  30  1 38.8  25/ 0 GABLE KENNEL (507)        3  2 0
26/27 DREAMERS (569)            19  30  1 38.8  26/19*FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)   3  4 0
27/32 RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)  14  26  1 35.0  27-25*TEERAK HA (553)           2  8 1
28/30*WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   14  26  1 35.0  28-28*THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)    1  1 0
29/33 INSANE REIGN (550)        17  35  1 32.7  29-23*THOROUGHBREDS (564)       1  4 0
30/31*FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)    7  15  2 31.8  30/33 DOGS OF WAR (115)         1  8 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ****** SCORING CORRECTION ******

     I made an error in scoring on the previous turn and this turn's scoring
involving Orccon Thugs.  Through Turn 7 Orccon Thugs had 66 points, not 67.  On Turn
8 Orccon Thugs had 5 Fights, 4 Wins, 1 Kill and the Unchartered Rec Leader for a
total of 12 points giving his team a total of 78 points.
     Stigma of Orccon Thugs was at 15 points last turn and received 1 points for a
Win, 1 point for a Fight, and 2 points for being the Unchartered Rec Leader giving
him 19 points overall.
     Sorry for the error DMob!

****** Zalgor Prigg ******

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Somewhere in the hills outside of town...

     Myrdin stroked his small white beard between his fingers thoughtfully and
sighed.
     "I must apologize but I believe we are lost and will not make it to the arena."
Upon saying this he sat down cross-legged and began to tap a rhythm on a nearby
stone.
     "Not going to make it?" Alissa cried out in obvious frustration.  "We have to
make it; what about the tournament?  I have to get back out there and kick some butt.  
Ma Rainey has beaten me twice now. TWICE!"  Brushing the hair from her face she began
acting out getting slashed with a broadsword and being in great pain.  "I am cold.  I
thought this was going to be more glamorous, but I am cold, hungry and tired and
beaten."
     Myrdin, looking up from his crouch smiled and spoke gently into the wind in time
with the rhythm.  "Don't fret...it's not done yet, my dear.  We may not win the
war...but we have nothing more to fear....  A cabin to the east...will hold us for
this night...and soon we will return...to live, to learn, to fight."
     At this the small stocky wizard grinned.  "You get used to it after a while, he
always talks like that.  We may be lost but Mr. Myrdin has his ways of finding hidden
passages, eh Myrdin?"  He peered over at his mentor for some acknowledgement to which
the older man pulled out a flute and a small carved wooden piece which he proceeded
to insert into one of the lower holes and fill with tobacco.  Next he inserted wooden
fittings into the upper holes and pointed at the bowl, sparking it to flame.  After
taking a few puffs from this makeshift pipe he stood up and began to sing a low
strange tune and move into what seemed fighting forms or yoga.
     Wizard nodded over at Alissa and said "We will be on our way in about half an
hour; this is our time to practice our forms for the next meet.  If you would like to
do better than your last couple of matches I would suggest you begin by working out;
you will need to be able to carry a little more weight if you want to approach some
of the heavier hitters."
     A little way to the east, a man in a golden brown shack stood up from his dinner
of beets and boiled wolf meat.  He picked up the parchment he had been perusing for
the last few hours in an attempt to fully grasp the many meanings conveyed in the
written text.  He was no longer a young man compared to most of the arena fighters.
Retirement age for most was only a few years off for him and he was out of practice
with the axe as well as the longsword, having relied so heavily on short sword and
longbow for survival for the last few years.  He did miss the roar of the crowds and
the excuse to train, the competition...the glory.  Well, if he understood correctly
the message, then he would soon be needed.  It had been a long time since he had been
contacted by the old wizard and he did indeed owe him his fealty, not that he
wouldn't help him in any case but an oath was an oath after all.
     Tome pulled the long silver sword from above the hearth and examined it
carefully in his hands, feeling the weight of the sword, the balance.  It amazed him,
the skill of the smith who worked this blade to maintain its strength and still feel
so light.
     "We will work well together."  He spoke, bringing the blade across his body in a
slow motion then following it around to parry an opponent's thrust and riposte
quickly only to parry once more, feint and thrust, extending fully into the chest of
his imagined opponent.
     Carefully he placed the silver blade back in its place above the hearth and
smiled to himself, sitting down once again to pick up the thick parchment and feel it
in his hands.  "Soon."  He took a deep breath and his eyes fixed wistfully upon some
dream beyond the walls of his small cabin as the shadows from the flames danced
cryptic plays.
     Shaking himself from his visions, Tome slowly began to grasp his arms and legs,
feeling his musculature, identifying and massaging his thin limbs.  Remembering his
former strength and regretting his new weakness, he sat down on his bed.  He crossed
his legs and began to visualize the forms he would begin to exercise at dawn the next
morning before tending his garden.

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                                  Team MVP Standings - Turn 9

1.  Superior Forces ZC2      88     9.  Dark Toads               70
2.  Orccon Thugs             86     10. Insane Reign             68
3.  Purple and Gold          85     11. Shock Troops             64
4.  Arena Felines            81     12. Hitmen for Hire          63
5.  Classic Blues            78     12. Teerak Ha                63
6.  Cheeto's Heroes          72     14. Dreamers                 62
7.  Black & Blue             71     15. Millenium Metal          58
7.  Force of Five            71     15. The Force II             58

                           Warrior MVP Standings - Turn 9

1.  Happy Cat                24     8.  Siren Wolfe              18
2.  Andromeda                23     8.  Putressence              18
3.  Grotesque                21     8.  Arc Burn                 18
3.  Justgiveitup             21     13. Bram De Waard            17
5.  The Machine              19     13. Hopeless Rob             17
5.  Kurt Rambis              19     13. Spider Claws             17
5.  Vanguard                 19     13. Ma Rainey                17
8.  Stigma                   18     13. Willie Brown             17
8.  Shaq Daddy               18     18. 14 warriors tied at      16

     16 MVP Point Warriors:  All Lickered Up, Cat Tusion, Charlie Patton, Cheeta,
Clyde, Crazy Ivan, Cubs Fan, George Mikan, Magic Johnson, Michael Cooper, Quax,
Syndicate, Ultimate Pain, Very Frail.
     The contest is almost half over and it looks like things are starting to heat
up.  Force of Five had the largest single turn point total (15) to move up to a tie
for 7th from 15th place.  Anything can happen so keep upchallenging...or do like
Force of Five and beat the DA with an Initiate!
     The Warrior MVP standings are much closer with a new leader each of the last 4
turns.  The Top 11 are even more hotly contested with 31 warriors within 2 points of
the 11th position and 8 points of the top spot.  Considering Smoky Barry got 7 points
all by himself last turn that is not a safe margin with 11 turns to go!
     I am only including teams or warriors that fought in the most recent turns in
the standings from now on as if a team or warrior is inactive on the final turn that
team or warrior is ineligible for prizes so in effect any team or warrior not active
on a given turn is not eligible for prizes.  I will also be adding Iron Manager
standings starting next turn.

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                           Stylemaster Standings - Turn 9

Okay, I am going to get rid of the dead warriors from the standings this turn.  This
makes a few of the styles downright funny.  Their are only 2 Parry Ripostes in the
contest for example and one is not active leaving only one eligible contestant this
turn, with 1 point and a record of 2-7-0.  Using my amazing psychic powers I will say
that there will likely be many more Rippers in the near future.

Aimed Blow
     1.  The Machine         1     1.  The Crunch          1
     1.  Cat Tusion          1     1.  Dark Champion       1
Basher:
     1.  Grotesque           7     3.  George Mikan        2
     2.  Andromeda           3
Lunger:
     1.  Happy Cat           3     3.  Crazy Ivan          2
     2.  Nickleback          3     3.  Reveur              2
Parry Lunge:
     1.  Michael Cooper     16     3.  Rogue 7             1
     2.  Thijs Zonneveld     3
Parry Riposte:
     1.  Pussy-Footed        1
Parry Strike:
     1.  Clyde               3     3.  Avren Ralcen        2
     1.  Putressence         3     3.  Dreamer             2
Slasher:
     1.  Quax                8     3.  Shaq Daddy          5
     2.  Charlie Patton      8
Striker:
     1.  Bram De Waard       9     3.  Hopeless Rob        2
     2.  Stigma              6
Total Parry:
     1.  Justgiveitup        9     3.  Kurt Rambis         2
     2.  Very Frail          3     3.  Vanguard            2
Wall of Steel:
     1.  Cipher              2     3.  Four tied with      1
     1.  Gets Last Licks     2

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                                   HAMMERZ HERALD
             Death Fest Dada Data Edition/Diabolical Delarq Declaration
                                      by Hammer

         Behold, they belch out [insults] with their mouths; swords [of sarcasm,
ridicule, slander, and lies] are in their lips, for who, they think, hear us? --
Psalms 59:7  Amplified Bible

     Sensational News about Hammer negotiating the Re-Opening of Delarq Tor DM 58 as
a Slow Arena "Prize Package" for the DM 59 Death Fest Illis Iron Stable Award Winners
was spreading all across the Delarq Federation quicker than Dragon Fire!!!!!
     Delarq Tor DM 58 would be Re-Opened as a Slow Arena by the Gladiatorial
Commission as a Special Prize Awarded to the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners on the
following conditions:
     1.  At least 20 of the stables entered in the DM 59 Delarq Death Fest beginning
July 29th Must Complete a Minimum of 67 of a possible 75 fights over the course of 15
rounds
     2.  At least 20 of those Iron Stable Managers Must Enter a New Team Roll Up into
DM 58 Delarq Tor Without Cannibalizing Any of Their Active Stables
     3.  A Minimum of 15 Stables are Required to Remain Active Each Cycle for the
First Six Months to Ensure Exclusive Competition for the Duel Master and Team Awards
[Free Fights!] Without Any Other Stables Being Allowed to Enter the Newly Re-Opened
DM 58 Slow Arena [Until the First Six Months Have Expired in May 2006].
     Hammer was Alerting the entire Delarq Federation Regular and Slow Arenas; as
well as the Andorian and Free Blades Slow Arenas; Extending to Every Manager from
Newbie to Jaded Veteran His Personal Invitation to Compete in the DM 59 Delarq Death
Fest; with the Understanding that Delarq Tor DM 58 would be Re-Opened as a Slow Arena
[If More Than Enough Managers Would Compete for the Opportunity to Re-Open Delarq
Tor!]; Thus Carving a New Chapter in the Alastari Historical Archives; While
Fulfilling Their Own Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     One of the things Hammer enjoyed most about Hosting/Promoting New Contests
Was/Is the Transformation/Enlargement of the Chosen Arena Site; Especially
Anticipating the New Stable Names/Managers Who Answer the Call to Cross Blades and
Match Wits in a Hammer Hosted/Sponsored Contest.
     Offering 25 points to each Death Fest competitor who writes a minimum 15
paragraph Team Spotlight [including their Stable Name and Managerial Alias]; while
Highlighting a Storyline of their own choosing as they Answer the Call to Cross
Blades and Match Wits in a Hammer Sponsored Slow Arena Contest; would be One of
Hammer's Most Anticipated Aspects of Hosting the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59.
     It would be Interesting to see Who was able to Write their Spotlight and Email
it in a Format that would NOT be Cut Off by HAL; plus Who would be able to Submit
their Hand Written [or Typed] Spotlight in Time for the RSI Typist to have Time to
Type It into the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter; Otherwise, those 25 points would be
Forfeited Due to the Fact that Hammer and Other Interested Persons would be Deprived
of the Pleasure of the Potential Entertainment of Reading Countless Team Spotlights
on the Opening Round of the Delarq Death Fest [because of Missing or Partial Team
Spotlights!].
     Hammer also was Interested in Who would have the Foresight to Place Their Stable
on Team Maintenance or Warrior Maintenance to Ensure Their Stable Would NOT Miss a
Death Fest Round; thus Forfeiting Both an Additional 25 points for fighting 67 of a
possible 75 fights over the course of 15 rounds AND the Opportunity to Start a New
Stable in Delarq Tor DM 58 as an Illis Iron Stable Award Winner; Once the Death Fest
Contest Concluded in August 2005 and Qualified Managers were Listed with the
Gladiatorial Commission to Send RSI a New Team Roll Up to Register a New Stable in DM
58 Delarq Tor:
     Thus Qualifying those New Stables to Compete in the Rookies 2005 Fall Mailer
Tourney Before Competing in the Historic First Turn of the Newly Re-Opened Delarq Tor
DM 58 Slow Arena on November 3rd 2005.
     Hammer Had Done His Best to Send Out the Call for the Devious, the Diabolical,
the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to Cross Blades and Match Wits in Competition
for the Top 10 Prize Categories and Illis Iron Stable Award [Where Everyone Wins the
Right to Compete in the Newly Re-Opened Delarq Tor DM 58 Slow Arena on November 3rd
2005] All Sanctioned by the Gladiatorial Commission!
     Delarq Tor DM 58 Awaits Those Who are Brave Enough to Endure the Delarq Death
Fest in DM 59 [Beginning July 29th 2004 T-172; Concluding August 25th 2005 T-186] By
Completing a Minimum of 67 Fights Out of a Possible 75 Fights Over the Course of 15
Rounds of Dastardly Delarq Dog-Fighting!

  ***** Consult the DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by Hammer for a Complete
                Listing of Death Fest Rules/Prize Allocations! *****

The New Merriam-Webster Dictionary Definitions:
     Dada:  A movement in art and literature based on deliberate irrationality and
negation of traditional artistic values.
     Data:  Factual information (as measurements or statistics) used as a basis for
reasoning, discussion, or calculation.
     Diabolical:  Devilish, Fiendish.
     Declaration:  To make known formally or explicitly.

     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Death Fest Host/
Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension Family in
DM 28

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

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

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

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out JHELUM to see 
what's new.  I couldn't believe it.  Did LUROCIANS Z2 really go up by 13?  If only 
those guys didn't have so may missing teeth...  Gross!  MAYAN WHITE had like a really 
albendranius week!  Those hunks got a 4-1-0 and wound up as 17th team!  Wanna hear 
about a real loser?  Listen to this--THE FORCE II got 1-4-0 and dropped 14.  Didn't 
see much of them after the fights!  What was the name of that team who got 4-1-0 this 
turn for a total 20-26-2 you ask?  (Sure)  DRACONOMICON's their name, and fighting's 
their game!  MVP award for EZ CHEESY?  CHEETO'S HEROES' proud of her after beating 
SERILIA and getting 24 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  SERILIA's match with EZ 
CHEESY cost her a loss of 21 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  
STANLEY'S CUP stopped GROTESQUE dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said 
JHELUM's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Dripping Blade?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  PURPLE AND GOLD was the most 
avoided team.  Is a 34-15-1 record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret 
why SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2's been avoiding PURPLE AND GOLD so much?  Or is it just that 
they're too scared?  Like, is CUBS FAN popular, or what?  He was challenged the most 
in all of JHELUM!  He's got a 6-4-0, is that good?  See if I ever talk to ASHARDALON 
again!  BELANA VOS was so low when He challenged he.  Hhmph!  Is this how 
DRACONOMICON advances, by having their members (ASHARDALON) fight people that are 
really below them (BELANA VOS)?  I'm not so sure AVREN RALCEN knew all the facts when 
he challenged CLYDE of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2.  I saw AVREN RALCEN stumbling and 
dribbling at The Dripping Blade last week...  AVREN RALCEN lost to CLYDE, but he got 
4 points.  CLYDE won, and got 2 points.  I don't get it.  People were asking me did 
ARC BURN REALLY challenge CAT TUSION?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded 
good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but CAT TUSION wants me to write 
about it since he overcame ARC BURN.  Satisfied?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What a bunch of heartless!  I couldn't believe how many people were 
snickering when ABHORRENCE killed HIGH VOLTAGE.  So she had a 3-6-0, that's no 
excuse!  What a bummer!  THE CRUNCH got wasted by SPIDER CLAWS!  But with a 5-4-1, I 
guess CHEETO'S HEROES aren't too bummed.  It was kind of sad, seeing old HIDEOUS 
stumbling around the arena, before SALIVA finished him off.  Oh well!  What a bunch 
of heartless!  I couldn't believe how many people were snickering when ULTIMATE WRATH 
2 killed THE CORSICAN.  So he had a 8-7-0, that's no excuse!  It was so gross when 
ABHORRENCE of DARK TOADS killed HIGH VOLTAGE.  They should start making warriors use 
safer weapons, or more shields, or something...  MA RAINEY bloodfeuded (is that a 
word?) ANDROMEDA for revenge over some guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth it?  
Like was that some Bloodfeud, or what?  (HUSBAND vs. THIJS ZONNEVELD, that is.) 
Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  JHELUM is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STANLEY'S CUP 5443            8   1  0   102       SPORTZ! (518)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXCURSION 5030               19  16  0    90       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 GROTESQUE 5571                8   2  1    72       DARK TOADS (534)
 THE MACHINE 5575              8   2  0    71       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 BRAM DE WAARD 5701            8   2  0    70       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 CHEETA 5881                   7   2  0    69       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MICHAEL COOPER 5943           9   0  0    65       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 ULTIMATE PAIN 5774            7   2  0    64       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 EZ CHEESY 5885                4   5  0    64       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
-ARCANE RAIDER 4347            4   2  0    63       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
 SPIDER CLAWS 5692             7   3  1    62       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 HAPPY CAT 5771                8   2  0    60       ARENA FELINES (554)
 HUSBAND 5561                  9   6  5    57       DIFFERENT HATS (532)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MA RAINEY 5702                8   2  0    56       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 CLYDE 5686                    7   3  1    53       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 CRAZY IVAN 5998               7   2  1    53       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 CAT TUSION 5769               6   4  0    53       ARENA FELINES (554)
 HOPELESS ROB 5577             7   3  0    52       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 SYNDICATE 5952                6   4  1    52       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 GEORGE MIKAN 5910             6   4  0    52       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 DARK CHAMPION 5689            5   5  0    51       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 JUSTGIVEITUP 5688             8   2  0    49       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 WHITE WORLDBENGER 5900        6   3  0    49       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 ABHORRENCE 5568               5   5  2    49       DARK TOADS (534)
 ALL LICKERED UP 5770          4   6  0    49       ARENA FELINES (554)
 P'S RAISING CAIN 5375         5   1  0    48       GABLE KENNEL (507)
 QUAX 5958                     7   3  1    47       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 CHARLEY PATTON 5840           6   4  0    47       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 PERICLES 5531                11   9  0    46       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 ANDROMEDA 5684                7   3  1    45       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 SHAQ DADDY 5912               8   2  1    44       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 CUBS FAN 5709                 6   4  0    44       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 ULTIMATE WRATH 2 6037         3   3  1    44       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 VERY FRAIL 5690               7   3  0    42       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 SERILIA 5193                  9   5  2    41       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 ROGUE 7 5813                  6   4  0    41       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 CIPHER 5972                   6   4  0    40       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 RED STORM 5889                5   5  0    40       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 TIMMY! 5989                   4   4  0    40       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 STIGMA 5968                   7   3  1    39       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 VANGUARD 5966                 8   2  0    38       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 BAGMAN 5890                   6   4  0    38       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-SUPER BOWL 5436               6   4  1    36       SPORTZ! (518)
 PUTRESSENCE 5778              6   4  1    36       DARK TOADS (534)
 GETS LAST LICKS 5768          6   4  0    36       ARENA FELINES (554)
 RAEL 5225                     5   4  0    35       BLADES OF MIST (253)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIJS ZONNEVELD 5580          4   6  1    33       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 MUDVAYNE 5848                 4   6  0    33       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 WHITE WIND 5902               4   5  0    33       MAYAN WHITE (570)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALIVA 5796                   3   7  1    33       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 REVEUR 5896                   4   6  1    32       DREAMERS (569)
 ASHARDALON 6062               3   1  0    32       DRACONOMICON (557)
-DOME DRIVER 5892              5   2  1    31       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
 KEPESK 5886                   5   4  1    31       DRACONOMICON (557)
 KURT RAMBIS 5917              5   5  0    31       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 -JUNKY 6027                   4   3  0    31       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 DREAMER 5894                  3   7  0    31       DREAMERS (569)
 WILLIE BROWN 5705             4   6  0    30       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 TRAUMER 5897                  4   6  0    30       DREAMERS (569)
 SIREN WOLFE 5719              6   4  1    29       THE FORCE II (537)
 ARC BURN 5662                 6   3  1    29       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
-GREAT NOTION 5851             5   2  1    29       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
 WHITE DOG 5898                5   4  0    29       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 DEACON 5557                   4  11  0    29       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 MAGIC JOHNSON 5904            6   4  0    28       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 MARINA 5685                   6   4  0    28       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 AVREN RALCEN 5994             4   5  0    28       THE FORCE II (537)
 60HZ SHUFFLE 5828             3   6  0    28       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 SOGNATORE 5895                5   5  0    27       DREAMERS (569)
 WHITE WIZARD 5901             4   5  1    27       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 DRAKEN 6029                   3   3  0    27       DRACONOMICON (557)
 BAESHRA 5787                  3   6  0    27       DRACONOMICON (557)
-CHEAP TRICK 5554              2   0  0    25       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 KRAVEN 5808                   4   6  0    24       INSANE REIGN (550)
 AGENT 47 6088                 2   0  0    24       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAREOLA DENALLA 6067          2   3  1    23       THE FORCE II (537)
 ANNISTEEN ALLEN 6092          1   1  0    23       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 NICKLEBACK 5798               4   6  0    22       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 GABLE ARROW 5359              3   5  0    22       GABLE KENNEL (507)
 EMILLE 5357                   3   1  0    22       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 NOD 6043                      3   2  1    21       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 ULTIMATE DESIRE 5777          3   6  0    21       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 ASTARISBORN 5378              3   2  0    21       GABLE KENNEL (507)
-BUTTERBEAN 5555               3   2  0    21       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 PROBLEM SOLVER 5829           3   7  0    20       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 CHAOS MAGE 6021               3   5  0    20       INSANE REIGN (550)
 FLINT 5576                    3   7  0    20       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 PUSSY-FOOTED 5772             3   7  0    20       ARENA FELINES (554)
 KILLJOY 6081                  2   2  1    20       INSANE REIGN (550)
-MAM 6053                      2   2  0    20       TEERAK HA (553)
 WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR 6042     3   2  0    19       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 OTIS SPANN 6091               2   0  0    19       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 WIMPY HAMMER 6010             3   5  0    18       FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)
 CHEETOO 6070                  3   2  1    17       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 GABLE JUDGES 5373             3   3  0    17       GABLE KENNEL (507)
 CRAZY CHAOS 6030              3   4  0    17       INSANE REIGN (550)
-OUM 6054                      2   2  1    17       TEERAK HA (553)
 TINIETON 5990                 4   4  0    16       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 ASSUR HAMMER 6009             3   4  1    14       FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)
 CHAOTIC EXP 6085              1   1  0    14       DRACONOMICON (557)
-HENNESSY 5852                 3   4  0    13       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
 FOG SHOWER 6100               1   0  0    13       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 OMEGA 5553                    2   2  0    12       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 VILE 6096                     1   0  0    12       DARK TOADS (534)
-HESABULL 6020                 3   2  0    11       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
 SLIPKNOT 6065                 3   2  0    11       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 BLAZIN 6069                   3   2  0    11       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
-LION TAMER 5853               2   5  0    11       THOROUGHBREDS (564)
 MAJOR SPARX 6084              2   1  0    11       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
-ALPHA 5552                    3   1  0    10       BLITZKRIEG (531)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUCKER 6095                   1   0  0    10       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 SPARKACUS 6045                2   3  0     9       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
-RILLION HAMMER 6011           1   1  1     9       FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)
 RAZE 6028                     1   5  0     9       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 BELANA VOS 6072               2   2  0     8       THE FORCE II (537)
 SNOW FLEA 6087                1   1  0     8       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 BOB'S FRIEND BOB 6086         1   2  0     8       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 DROMMARE 6066                 1   4  0     7       DREAMERS (569)
-NOK 6032                      1   4  0     7       TEERAK HA (553)
 SUN TZU 5827                  1   2  0     7       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 SOD 6044                      1   4  0     7       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 DOGFACE 6031                  0   7  0     7       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-WET N WILD 5446               1   3  0     6       SPORTZ! (518)
-AM 6055                       1   3  0     6       TEERAK HA (553)
-OLEG GRISHKINE 6073           1   1  0     4       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 SWAYTHE 5253                  1   1  0     4       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 PAVEL ICAM 6089               0   2  0     2       THE FORCE II (537)
-GREEK GUY HAMMER 6012         0   2  0     2       FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)
 THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH 6098     0   1  0     1       MILLENIUM METAL (558)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE CRUNCH 5883        5  4 1 CHEETO'S HEROES 568   SPIDER CLAWS 5692     500         
ROBERT JOHNSON 5703    4  4 1 CLASSIC BLUES 549     ANDROMEDA 5684        498 JUST REV
HIDEOUS 5569           4  6 0 DARK TOADS 534        SALIVA 5796           500         
VILE 6058              1  3 0 DARK TOADS 534        KILLJOY 6081          499         
PIANIST 6059           2  2 0 DIFFERENT HATS 532    THIJS ZONNEVELD 5580  499 JUST REV
THE CORSICAN 5618      8  7 0 DOGS OF WAR 115       ULTIMATE WRATH 2 6037 500         
RHYAEX 6063            0  2 0 DRACONOMICON 557      CAREOLA DENALLA 6067  497 REVENGED
JILES HAMMER 6094      0  1 0 FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ 574 DARK CHAMPION 604     500 NONE    
SMOKY BARRY 6039       2  4 1 FORCE OF FIVE 535     BANDIT PRINCE 605     500 NONE    
DA1 5398               0  1 0 GABLE KENNEL 507      WURM KIN 607          500 NONE    
SPEE II 6099           0  1 0 INSANE REIGN 550      DARK CHAMPION 604     500 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         
SMILE EMPTY SOUL 6064  0  1 0 MILLENIUM METAL 558   CHEETOO 6070          496 JUST REV
FUEL 6080              1  2 0 MILLENIUM METAL 558   OUM 6054              499         
HIGH VOLTAGE 5663      3  6 0 SHOCK TROOPS 544      ABHORRENCE 5568       500         
SHORT CIRCUIT 5661     1  5 0 SHOCK TROOPS 544      ABHORRENCE 5568       496 NOT REVE
LAKERS LOSE! 6097      0  1 0 SPORTZ! 518           SHEWISH GIANT 601     500 NONE    
NOI 5739               5  4 0 TEERAK HA 553         SERILIA 5193          499         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

CONGRATULATIONS JHELUM upon completing your 500th Turn this cycle!  A Special Hammer
Salute to All Who Made This Possible! -- Hammer

All -- Putting Snow Flea in the contest as a LU. -- Papaiz

ZalCon2 Zealots -- This is a courtesy announcement informing one and all that WIMPY
HAMMER will be Deactivated for T-501 as he is now timed for the Initiates Tourney!
No sense in sending him to the Adepts Tourney where he would be Outclassed/Outskilled
and most probably Die for trying! -- Hammer

This is to announce the entry of THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH into the Ripper stylemaster
competition.  Please be gentle; you'll notice he's got a crutch! -- Street Legal,
MILLENIUM METAL

Deacon -- (with a look of deep reproach)  That wasn't FUN, you know. -- Dogface

Ez Cheesy -- Orange fingers.  (gloomily)  I can't wash it off, either.  I have to
lick it, which is undignified. -- Pericles

George Mikan -- (heavy sigh)  Better purple and gold than purple and green, I
suppose.  Those Gappda people had no ruth. -- The Coriscan

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

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

     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"  -- Hammer/Death Fest 
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension 
Family in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SMOKY BARRY was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SPEE II was dispatched by DARK CHAMPION in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
LAKERS LOSE! was slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
JILES HAMMER was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
MA RAINEY unbelievably bested ANDROMEDA in a 2 minute gory Bloodfeud duel.
HUSBAND bested THIJS ZONNEVELD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
MUDVAYNE handily defeated CHEETOO in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
HIGH VOLTAGE was slaughtered by ABHORRENCE in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
HAPPY CAT was vanquished by EXCURSION in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
STIGMA was overpowered by ULTIMATE PAIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SPIDER CLAWS easily killed THE CRUNCH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MICHAEL COOPER demolished CUBS FAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
MARINA was handily defeated by GEORGE MIKAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
CHARLEY PATTON was demolished by CHEETA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
WILLIE BROWN was handily defeated by CRAZY IVAN in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
CIPHER was overpowered by BRAM DE WAARD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
NOD was handily defeated by SHAQ DADDY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
PUTRESSENCE viciously subdued DEACON in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
NICKLEBACK was demolished by PERICLES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SIREN WOLFE was overpowered by SYNDICATE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ASHARDALON devastated BELANA VOS in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
QUAX vanquished MAGIC JOHNSON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
AVREN RALCEN was viciously subdued by CLYDE in a 5 minute Challenge duel.
VERY FRAIL outlasted KURT RAMBIS in a slow 21 minute Challenge match.
DARK CHAMPION overpowered VANGUARD in a popular 3 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ARC BURN was defeated by CAT TUSION in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
CRAZY CHAOS was demolished by WHITE WIND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
DRAKEN viciously subdued ULTIMATE DESIRE in a action packed 1 minute Challenge bout.
60HZ SHUFFLE overcame CHAOS MAGE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
SALIVA executed HIDEOUS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SNOW FLEA was defeated by OTIS SPANN in a popular 5 minute novice's Challenge match.
SUN TZU was beaten by PUSSY-FOOTED in a 2 minute novice vs. expert Challenge bout.
KILLJOY bested FLINT in a 2 minute novice vs. master upset Challenge duel.
CAREOLA DENALLA subdued KRAVEN in a 5 minute Challenge match.
CHAOTIC EXP demolished DOGFACE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
PAVEL ICAM was subdued by BOB'S FRIEND BOB in a 1 minute novice's Challenge duel.
ANNISTEEN ALLEN vanquished WIMPY HAMMER in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
STANLEY'S CUP handily defeated GROTESQUE in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
SERILIA was demolished by EZ CHEESY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
THE MACHINE viciously subdued JUSTGIVEITUP in a 2 minute bloody match.
ALL LICKERED UP vanquished SOGNATORE in a 1 minute bloody one-sided conflict.
-JUNKY was overpowered by HOPELESS ROB in a 1 minute uneven competition.
BAESHRA was overcome by BAGMAN in a exciting 1 minute match.
ROGUE 7 defeated DREAMER in a popular 1 minute battle.
RAEL lost to TIMMY! in a popular 5 minute gruesome bout.
P'S RAISING CAIN overpowered WHITE DOG in a 1 minute uneven competition.
WHITE WORLDBENGER demolished EMILLE in a 2 minute mismatched match.
GABLE JUDGES was overpowered by RED STORM in a 2 minute one-sided battle.
ULTIMATE WRATH 2 narrowly killed THE CORSICAN in a 2 minute bloody bout.
GETS LAST LICKS bested PROBLEM SOLVER in a exciting 4 minute bloody conflict.
TINIETON was demolished by REVEUR in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
ASSUR HAMMER was overpowered by KEPESK in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
RAZE was demolished by TRAUMER in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR outlasted DROMMARE in a action packed 7 minute bout.
ASTARISBORN devastated SLIPKNOT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GABLE ARROW bested MAJOR SPARX in a 2 minute conflict.
WHITE WIZARD devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BLAZIN was outlasted by VILE in a unpopular 10 minute novice's duel.
SPARKACUS was subdued by SUCKER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's conflict.
SOD was defeated by AGENT 47 in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
OMEGA savagely defeated THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH in a 8 minute gory beginner's duel.
SWAYTHE was savagely defeated by FOG SHOWER in a 2 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  24         AIMED BLOW        86 -  69 -  4      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  16         WALL OF STEEL     59 -  52 -  2      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                      15         LUNGING ATTACK   124 - 120 -  8      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         PARRY-LUNGE       40 -  40 -  2      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         TOTAL PARRY       61 -  62 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         PARRY-STRIKE      42 -  45 -  4      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         BASHING ATTACK    79 -  85 - 10      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     8         SLASHING ATTACK   64 -  75 -  7      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         STRIKING ATTACK   73 - 106 -  6      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  28 -  2      36  |

Turn 500 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     SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  6         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    14 - 10     BASHING ATTACK     7 -  9         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         8 -  7     PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  7     WALL OF STEEL      5 -  7         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  5         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        3 -  6     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       STANLEY'S CUP 5443          8   1  0  102 SPORTZ! (518)
LUNGING ATTACK   EXCURSION 5030             19  16  0   90 BLADES OF MIST (253)
BASHING ATTACK   GROTESQUE 5571              8   2  1   72 DARK TOADS (534)
STRIKING ATTACK  BRAM DE WAARD 5701          8   2  0   70 RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
PARRY-LUNGE      MICHAEL COOPER 5943         9   0  0   65 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
WALL OF STEEL    MA RAINEY 5702              8   2  0   56 CLASSIC BLUES (549)
PARRY-STRIKE     CLYDE 5686                  7   3  1   53 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
TOTAL PARRY      JUSTGIVEITUP 5688           8   2  0   49 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
SLASHING ATTACK  QUAX 5958                   7   3  1   47 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 SNOW FLEA 6087.  The ten other most popular fighters were DROMMARE 6066, CLYDE 
5686, GETS LAST LICKS 5768, OTIS SPANN 6091, CAREOLA DENALLA 6067, RAEL 5225, TIMMY! 
5989, DARK CHAMPION 5689, SUN TZU 5827, and FOG SHOWER 6100.

The least popular fighter this week was VERY FRAIL 5690.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KURT RAMBIS 5917, VILE 6096, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH 6098, BLAZIN 6069, 
WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR 6042, SWAYTHE 5253, SOD 6044, SPARKACUS 6045, RAZE 6028, and 
ASSUR HAMMER 6009.