DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/27/2004    Duedate: 08/09/2004

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-502

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STANLEY'S CUP
SPORTZ! (518)
(4-5443) [10-1-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STANLEY'S CUP                  VAGABOND
SPORTZ! (518)                  SCOUNDRELS (575)
(4-5443) [10-1-0,122]          (4-6049) [0-1-0,7]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ABHORRENCE                     CHEETA
DARK TOADS (534)               CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
(4-5568) [7-5-2,66]            (4-5881) [8-3-0,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MAYAN WHITE (570)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ORCCON THUGS (572)          35
2. DARK TOADS (534)            35      PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
3. MAYAN WHITE (570)           32      Unchartered Team
4. DIFFERENT HATS (532)        29
5. LUROCIANS Z2 (555)          25      SCOUNDRELS (575)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)     5   2  0 71.4   1/10 MAYAN WHITE (570)        11  4 2
 2/ 2 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     40  19  2 67.8   2/ 3 DARK TOADS (534)         11  4 1
 3/ 3 ORCCON THUGS (572)        40  20  3 66.7   3/ 2 BLACK & BLUE (547)       10  5 2
 4/ 4 CHEETO'S HEROES (568)     33  20  3 62.3   4/ 6 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     9  6 1
 5/ 5 BLACK & BLUE (547)        35  25  2 58.3   5/ 5 DREAMERS (569)            9  6 0
 6/ 7 SPORTZ! (518)             28  21  1 57.1   6/13 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     9  6 0
 7- 9*BLITZKRIEG (531)          12   9  0 57.1   7/ 1 CHEETO'S HEROES (568)     9  6 0
 8/ 6 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  35  27  2 56.5   8/ 7 ORCCON THUGS (572)        8  7 0
 9/ 8 CLASSIC BLUES (549)       33  27  1 55.0   9/ 8 ARENA FELINES (554)       8  7 0
10/12 MAYAN WHITE (570)         29  26  3 52.7  10/ 4 CLASSIC BLUES (549)       7  7 0
11/11 ARENA FELINES (554)       31  29  0 51.7  11/12 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       7  8 0
12-10 BLADES OF MIST (253)     280 265 20 51.4  12/ 9 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        6  2 1
13/13 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     31  32  1 49.2  13/16 DIFFERENT HATS (532)      6  9 0
14/14 DARK TOADS (534)          33  35  4 48.5  14/20 THE FORCE II (537)        6  9 0
15-15 SOME BODIES (523)         18  22  1 45.0  15-18 DRACONOMICON (557)        4  1 0
16/19 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        20  25  1 44.4  16/14 RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)  4  2 0
17/16 DREAMERS (569)            26  33  1 44.1  17/19 INSANE REIGN (550)        4  5 1
18-18 DRACONOMICON (557)        20  26  2 43.5  18/15 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     4 11 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       27  36  2 42.9  19-21 GABLE KENNEL (507)        3  2 0
20/21 THE FORCE II (537)       107 152 11 41.3  20/22 SPORTZ! (518)             3  3 0
21-22 GABLE KENNEL (507)        20  29  1 40.8  21-11 BLADES OF MIST (253)      3  6 0
22/24 DIFFERENT HATS (532)      32  47  7 40.5  22/17 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  3 12 0
23/23 DOGS OF WAR (115)        319 488 19 39.5  23/26 DOGS OF WAR (115)         2  5 1
24/26 RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)  17  27  1 38.6  24/27 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   2 13 0
25-27 SHOCK TROOPS (544)        19  31  1 38.0  25-24*THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)    1  0 0
26/28 INSANE REIGN (550)        20  36  2 35.7  26-23*BLITZKRIEG (531)          1  1 0
27/25 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     21  38  1 35.6  27-28 SHOCK TROOPS (544)        1  8 0
28-30*FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)    7  15  2 31.8  28-29*FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)   0  3 0
29/29 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   15  35  1 30.0  29-30 SOME BODIES (523)         0  2 0
30/ 0*SCOUNDRELS (575)           0   1  0  0.0  30/ 0*SCOUNDRELS (575)          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

                              Turn 11 ZalCon2 Standings

     Well, I have been really busy lately so this is going to be an abbreviated
version.  I have not had the time to do the style master standings but I have gotten
the Iron Manager standings started.  Both Team and Warrior MVP contests are heating
up and I for one cannot wait for this next turn...oh wait!  Here it is now!  Anyway,
here are the current standings:

Team MVP - Purple and Gold 101, Orccon Thugs 100, Superior Forces ZC2 99, Classic
Blues 98, Black and Blue 98, Arena Felines 96, Cheeto's Heroes 90, Dark Toads 88.

Warrior MVP - Happy Cat 26, Andromeda 25, Grotesque 24, Spider Claws 24, Justgiveitup
23, Stigma 23, Ma Rainey 23, The Machine 22, Kurt Rambis 22, Vanguard 22, Shaq Daddy
22, Putressence 22, Very Frail 22, Bram De Waard 21, Hopeless Rob 21, Siren Wolfe 20,
Arc Burn 20, Willie Brown 20, Ultimate Pain 20, George Mikan 20, Charlie Patton 20,
Syndicate 20.

Iron Manager - 55/55 Classic Blues, Force of Five, Different Hats, The Force II,
Orccon Thugs, Black and Blue, Superior Forces ZC2, Arena Felines, Dark Toads.  54/55
Purple and Gold, Dreamers.  53/55 Millenium Metal, Hitmen for Hire.  52/55 Insane
Reign.  50/55 Mayan White.

     That's it for this turns shortened version standings, I apologize for the missed
turn and lack of Style Master information but I promise to correct that omission next
turn.

Zalgor Prigg

               + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Dogs of War ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "I thought I was here to fight," Bigdog muttered.  He thumped the punching bag a
couple of times and then looked over at his experienced teammate, Pericles.  "I know
I'm not great, but I thought I wasn't awful, either.  I don't understand this.  If
I'm no good, why hasn't Nick just retired me and gotten somebody else?"
     "It's the contest thing," Pericles said.  He took up a stance and lunged at a
target.
     "What contest thing?"  Epimonidas, another inactive Dog, padded into the
practice room.  "How is some contest keeping us from fighting?"
     Pericles straightened, then lunged again.  "How should I know?  I just hear the
occasional rumor, and that's it."
     "That's a rotten lunge," Hannibal noted.  The last member of the team was 
standing against the wall behind them, arms crossed and a coolly assessing expression
on his face.  "Your feet are wrong."
     "My feet are fine!  These are my NEW sandals!"
     "Ooooh, going on a date?" Dogface asked.  "Peri's got a girl friend!  Peri's got
a girl friend!  Tell us who it is, Peri!"
     Pericles turned his back ostentatiously and racked his sword, then stalked out
of the practice room.
     Bigdog and Epimonidas both turned on Hannibal.  "What's this 'contest thing'
that keeps us from fighting?"
     Hannibal shrugged elaborately with a "how should I know" expression.  Then he
spoiled the effect by saying, "It's the crowd thing.  Some managers always rush to
join a crowd--"
     "The give and take," Bigdog said, nodding.  "The intense activity."
     "Other managers avoid a crowd and choose small arenas where they can make a mark
and be known."
     "Nick cares if he's known or not?"  Epimonidas looked skeptical, and with good
reason.  If their manager cared to make a name for himself, surely he'd pay more
attention to managing!
     "And," Hannibal finished patient, "some managers go where they're needed.  Does
this arena look to you like it needs three more warriors?"

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #10 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Delarquan Edition

Old Valamantis:

     The Old Forum of the ruins was empty of people, though strewn with bits of
rubble and random bushes.  Two hundred yards long and a hundred yards wide, and they
stood at the midpoint of one side and looked across to the battered, dark-stoned hulk
of the Old Valamantis arena on the other.  At the end to their left was a vast
building--or the remains of it--that had the layered foundation of an edifice built
on the remains of many previous ones.  Basalt, marble, sandstone, granite, porphyry.
     "The growth rings of the old city," Tensekai, the Silver Mage muttered.
     "Which is the Folstrom layer?" Ka D'Argo of Kolact asked.
     "The oldest.  The bottom one--black basalt," the mage answered.  "The old city
was founded by the Folstrom.  They laid out the ground plan and built the walls.
That," a twitch of his head to the left, "was their main...temple, although we don't
think they worshipped in the same sense we do now.  There at the other end--" a
forest of columns of many different stones, skillfully carved to look like different
species of trees, closed off the right end of the Forum, "that was their Grove of
Sacrifice."
     The gladiators looked one way, to the temple, the other way to the stone grove,
and then across at the arena.  The lower arcade was of black basalt.
     "So the arena was theirs, too."  Sputter of Dwes Eg hunched his shoulders
uneasily.  "Were the Bloodgames their idea?"
     Tensekai glanced at him, startled.  "I don't know, I never questioned that it
was Sheila of the Grey Wand who came up with that."  After a moment, he grimaced.
"She lived then, or near to then, and might have borrowed the idea from them."
     "So she's using blood magic, too, eh?"  Goblin licked his lips and took a step
forward.  "So much for her high-and-mighty attitude, then!  Not that I'm complaining,
mind you."
     "I have heard it said that Sheila of the Grey Wand would use ANY means to
protect Alastari," Tensekai muttered.  "But it never occurred to me that the
Bloodgames might be part of her magical defense...."  The thought appeared to make
him uneasy.
     "We won't get anything done standing around here," Goblin called back over his
shoulder.  I thought you were all eager to establish a magical perimeter inside the
arena.  Let's do it!"
     "Right," Sputter said.  He stepped forward to follow Goblin.  "You know, I
really don't want to go over there."
     "Me neither!"  Lavender Lance took Tensekai's arm.  "But we have it to do,
right?"
     The gladiators straggled out onto the Forum's cracked pavement.  Goblin was in
the lead; Ka D'Argo brought up the rear, facing backwards with his sword drawn.  None
of them felt comfortable with the fact that they'd gotten this far without being
stopped.
     After a few minutes, Sputter glanced around and then at Tensekai.  "Why aren't
we hearing anything?  No birds or mice, okay, I wouldn't want to hang out here
either, if I was a bird or a mouse.  But not even any wind!"
     The mage's eyes were blank with concentration, and he didn't answer.
     "It's a trap," Ka D'Argo said quietly.  "The whole city, but especially the
arena, is a trap for anyone who ventures in without the permission of..." he gestured
at the ruins around the Forum, "whoever's there.  But we have to do it anyway.  Some
traps can only be destroyed from the inside."
     Lavender Lance burst into tears.  "I don't want to be trapped by...by liches or
whatever they are!"  But she kept walking toward the arena.
     No one tried to stop them.  This unexpected fact brought all of them to
agreement with the Kolactan's assessment that the arena was a trap.  And a very
unpleasant one.  Once they were inside the walls, and especially as they descended
the dark corridor toward the sunken fighting floor, the smell of the place grew
stronger.  It stank of blood and death and decay, with a sulfurous undertone that
none of them could identify.
     Until they stepped out onto the sands, under a dome of crimson light, and saw
the demonic creature waiting for them.
     And heard the iron bars clash into position behind them to prevent an exit.

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 500): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 386): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 505): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 501): STANLEY'S CUP of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): HOWLER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 504): SECOND OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 501): PESCHISOLIDO of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 496): SIR PENT of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): PURPLE FIREFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): THE BUTCHER of NASTY MOB (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): POSTMASTER P of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 451): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 438): STUPID SEXY FLANDERS of I'M SO SEXY (Muffy, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 386): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 183): LAWYER of PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 336): YOU of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 379): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 500): CLAN BATTLEAXE (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 386): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 505): THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 501): CHEETO'S HEROES (Cheeto, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): RENEGADES II (Elizamir, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 504): SCIENCE FICTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 501): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 496): BLOODSHED (Cheeto, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 451): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 438): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 386): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 183): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 336): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 379): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 504): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): HOWLER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 503): ZEP of IRON BROTHERS (Dan, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 495): SULTAN OF SWING of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): PURPLE FIREFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                            PICKLE JUICE of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            VASSAL of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
                            HANNAH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): THE BUTCHER of NASTY MOB (Papa Bear, mgr.)
               (turn 485): SYRANO BLOODBANE of THE BLOODBANES (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): POSTMASTER P of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
              (turn 459): PINK BEAR of LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
                   (turn 196): MISS CON DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 437): EL RIPPOFF of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome JHELUM.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Bein' on top is great while 
it lasts, CHEETO'S HEROES.  But how many friends do you have now?  Up 'n down.  Up 'n 
down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, MAYAN 
WHITE's 1st moved them up to 4-1-1 place.  DARK TOADS showed JHELUM what they were 
made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 4-1-0.  What's with MAGIC 
JOHNSON?  He actually beat BLACK & BLUE's VERY FRAIL, and walked away with 27 more 
points from the fight.  Laughs were big at ARENA FELINES while they watched ALL 
LICKERED UP clobber GEORGE MIKAN.  He lost 17 points and got bruised from objects 
thrown from the stands.  BRAM DE WAARD was reminded on the sands why STANLEY'S CUP is 
Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some 
team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was MAYAN WHITE.  The bums at ORCCON THUGS couldn't face the challenges from MAYAN 
WHITE!  No excuse for that!  What do people see in MA RAINEY?  Hers 10-2-0?  CLASSIC 
BLUES ain't talkin', but she's got 70 points.  Fighting is a better craft than 
farming, RAZE, but you have to pay your dues.  Being challenged by FOG SHOWER, 17 
points above you, is dues.  I have to get this off my chest.  What a low dog, FOG 
SHOWER!  He can't set himself up in a real match.  I was sorry to see RAZE lose.  I 
hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that THE MACHINE gets 
in.  It fights people like PERICLES, 11 points below.  I thought THE MACHINE showed 
great skill and promise when it subdued PERICLES.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Warriors of JHELUM unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Some people in 
JHELUM think DIFFERENT HATS was too harsh when they sent SUCKER (2-0-0) to the Dark 
Arena.  Them's the breaks, I say.  MAGIC JOHNSON killed VERY FRAIL, and expects 
revenge from BLACK & BLUE.  The dead are better off dead--they have no worries.  
MARINA of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 didn't know when to quit.  When you've got a 6-6-0, 
that's a good sign.  Now she's dead.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good 
skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STANLEY'S CUP 5443           10   1  0   122       SPORTZ! (518)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTIMATE PAIN 5774            9   2  0    91       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GROTESQUE 5571               10   2  1    88       DARK TOADS (534)
-EXCURSION 5030               19  17  0    85       BLADES OF MIST (253)
-ARCANE RAIDER 4347            5   2  0    80       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
 SYNDICATE 5952                8   4  1    79       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 BRAM DE WAARD 5701            9   3  0    78       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 THE MACHINE 5575              9   3  0    73       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 MA RAINEY 5702               10   2  0    70       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 SPIDER CLAWS 5692             8   4  1    68       BLACK & BLUE (547)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MICHAEL COOPER 5943          10   1  0    66       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 STIGMA 5968                   9   3  1    66       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 ABHORRENCE 5568               7   5  2    66       DARK TOADS (534)
 CHEETA 5881                   8   3  0    64       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 WHITE WIND 5902               6   5  1    62       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 ALL LICKERED UP 5770          5   7  0    62       ARENA FELINES (554)
 WHITE WORLDBENGER 5900        8   3  0    61       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 PUTRESSENCE 5778              8   4  1    59       DARK TOADS (534)
 EZ CHEESY 5885                5   6  0    59       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 WHITE DOG 5898                7   4  1    58       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 THIJS ZONNEVELD 5580          6   6  1    58       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGIC JOHNSON 5904            7   5  1    56       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 ULTIMATE WRATH 2 6037         5   3  1    56       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 ROGUE 7 5813                  8   4  0    55       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 SHAQ DADDY 5912               9   3  1    54       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 DREAMER 5894                  5   7  0    54       DREAMERS (569)
 HUSBAND 5561                  9   8  5    52       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 GETS LAST LICKS 5768          8   4  0    52       ARENA FELINES (554)
 QUAX 5958                     8   4  1    51       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 HOPELESS ROB 5577             8   4  0    50       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 CHARLEY PATTON 5840           7   5  0    50       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 TRAUMER 5897                  6   6  0    50       DREAMERS (569)
 BAGMAN 5890                   7   5  0    49       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-P'S RAISING CAIN 5375         5   1  0    48       GABLE KENNEL (507)
 PERICLES 5531                12  10  1    47       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-SERILIA 5193                 10   5  2    47       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 DARK CHAMPION 5689            5   7  0    47       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 ANDROMEDA 5684                8   4  1    45       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 HAPPY CAT 5771                8   4  0    44       ARENA FELINES (554)
-RAEL 5225                     6   4  0    44       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 JUSTGIVEITUP 5688             8   4  0    43       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 VANGUARD 5966                 9   3  0    42       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 CUBS FAN 5709                 7   5  0    42       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 RED STORM 5889                6   6  0    42       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-FIRE BALL 5486                8   3  0    41       SOME BODIES (523)
 -JUNKY 6027                   5   4  0    41       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 GEORGE MIKAN 5910             7   5  0    40       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 CHAOS MAGE 6021               5   5  1    40       INSANE REIGN (550)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIREN WOLFE 5719              7   5  1    38       THE FORCE II (537)
 CLYDE 5686                    7   5  1    37       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
-SUPER BOWL 5436               6   4  1    36       SPORTZ! (518)
 CAT TUSION 5769               6   6  0    36       ARENA FELINES (554)
 KURT RAMBIS 5917              7   5  0    35       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 AVREN RALCEN 5994             5   6  0    35       THE FORCE II (537)
 CAREOLA DENALLA 6067          4   3  1    35       THE FORCE II (537)
 CRAZY IVAN 5998               7   4  1    34       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 DEACON 5557                   5  12  0    34       DIFFERENT HATS (532)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALIVA 5796                   3   9  1    32       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
-ASHARDALON 6062               3   1  0    32       DRACONOMICON (557)
-KEPESK 5886                   5   4  1    31       DRACONOMICON (557)
 REVEUR 5896                   5   7  1    31       DREAMERS (569)
 SOGNATORE 5895                6   6  0    30       DREAMERS (569)
 TIMMY! 5989                   4   6  0    30       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
-ARC BURN 5662                 6   4  1    29       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 WILLIE BROWN 5705             5   7  0    28       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 FOG SHOWER 6100               3   0  1    28       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-DRAKEN 6029                   3   3  0    27       DRACONOMICON (557)
-BAESHRA 5787                  3   6  0    27       DRACONOMICON (557)
 SNOW FLEA 6087                3   1  0    26       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 PROBLEM SOLVER 5829           4   8  0    25       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
-CHEAP TRICK 5554              2   0  0    25       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 BLAZIN 6069                   5   2  0    24       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 WHITE WIZARD 5901             4   7  1    24       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 MUDVAYNE 5848                 4   8  0    24       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 NICKLEBACK 5798               4   8  0    24       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 PUSSY-FOOTED 5772             4   8  0    24       ARENA FELINES (554)
-KRAVEN 5808                   4   6  0    24       INSANE REIGN (550)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHEETOO 6070                  4   3  1    23       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 CHESTER 6106                  2   0  0    23       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR 6042     4   3  0    22       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 KILLJOY 6081                  3   3  1    22       INSANE REIGN (550)
-GABLE ARROW 5359              3   5  0    22       GABLE KENNEL (507)
-EMILLE 5357                   3   1  0    22       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 FLINT 5576                    3   9  0    22       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 VILE 6096                     3   0  0    22       DARK TOADS (534)
-ASTARISBORN 5378              3   2  0    21       GABLE KENNEL (507)
-BUTTERBEAN 5555               3   2  0    21       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 TINIETON 5990                 4   6  0    18       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
-WIMPY HAMMER 6010             3   5  0    18       FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)
-GABLE JUDGES 5373             3   3  0    17       GABLE KENNEL (507)
-CRAZY CHAOS 6030              3   4  0    17       INSANE REIGN (550)
 BOB'S FRIEND BOB 6086         2   3  0    17       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 SOD 6044                      2   5  0    16       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 SLIPKNOT 6065                 4   3  0    15       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
-ASSUR HAMMER 6009             3   4  1    14       FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)
 NOD 6043                      3   4  1    14       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
-CHAOTIC EXP 6085              1   1  0    14       DRACONOMICON (557)
 DROMMARE 6066                 2   5  0    12       DREAMERS (569)
-OMEGA 5553                    2   2  0    12       BLITZKRIEG (531)
-ALPHA 5552                    3   1  0    10       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 BELANA VOS 6072               2   4  0    10       THE FORCE II (537)
-SPARKACUS 6045                2   4  0    10       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 RAZE 6028                     1   7  0    10       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 AGENT 47 6088                 2   2  0     9       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-RILLION HAMMER 6011           1   1  1     9       FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)
 PAVEL ICAM 6089               1   3  0     9       THE FORCE II (537)
 DOGFACE 6031                  0   9  0     9       DOGS OF WAR (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAJOR SPARX 6084              2   2  0     8       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH 6098     1   2  0     8       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
-SUN TZU 5827                  1   2  0     7       BLITZKRIEG (531)
 VAGABOND 6049                 0   1  0     7       SCOUNDRELS (575)
-WET N WILD 5446               1   3  0     6       SPORTZ! (518)
 ANNOYING ELLEN 6109           1   0  0     6       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 ANNISTEEN ALLEN 6092          1   3  0     6       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
-SWAYTHE 5253                  1   2  0     5       BLADES OF MIST (253)
-OLEG GRISHKINE 6073           1   1  0     4       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
-GREEK GUY HAMMER 6012         0   2  0     2       FAMOUS DM HAMMERZ (574)
 VIPER 6122                    0   1  0     1       ORCCON THUGS (572)
-SUE NAMI 6079                 0   1  0     1       SOME BODIES (523)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VERY FRAIL 5690        8  4 0 BLACK & BLUE 547      MAGIC JOHNSON 5904    502         
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 REVENGED
OTIS SPANN 6091        2  1 0 CLASSIC BLUES 549     FOG SHOWER 6100       501         
TERRIBLE 6107          0  1 0 DARK TOADS 534        WURM KIN 607          502 NONE    
HIDEOUS 5569           4  6 0 DARK TOADS 534        SALIVA 5796           500 JUST REV
VILE 6058              1  3 0 DARK TOADS 534        KILLJOY 6081          499         
SUCKER 6095            2  1 0 DIFFERENT HATS 532    BANDIT PRINCE 605     502 NONE    
PIANIST 6059           2  2 0 DIFFERENT HATS 532    THIJS ZONNEVELD 5580  499 REVENGED
THE CORSICAN 5618      8  7 0 DOGS OF WAR 115       ULTIMATE WRATH 2 6037 500         
ULTIMATE DESIRE 5777   3  7 0 LUROCIANS Z2 555      CHAOS MAGE 6021       501         
ULTIMATE RAGE 6035     0  4 0 LUROCIANS Z2 555      SYNDICATE 5952        498 NOT REVE
FUEL 6080              1  2 0 MILLENIUM METAL 558   OUM 6054              499         
CIPHER 5972            6  5 0 ORCCON THUGS 572      WHITE DOG 5898        501         
HIGH VOLTAGE 5663      3  6 0 SHOCK TROOPS 544      ABHORRENCE 5568       500         
60HZ SHUFFLE 5828      3  7 0 SHOCK TROOPS 544      PERICLES 5531         501         
DEAD MEAT 6120         0  1 0 SPORTZ! 518           MOUNTAIN TROLL 598    502 NONE    
MARINA 5685            6  6 0 SUPERIOR FORCES Z 546 WHITE WIND 5902       502         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zalcon -- I sent in my turn and it did not get processed (turn before last I
believe).  I would like to not have that count against my total turns played prize if
possible.  I have since put my team on auto pilot but obviously I am at a bit of a
disadvantage now.  I plan to finish out the competition and perhaps I can squeeze
into the top 10 still if I am lucky, eh? -- Myrdin Manager of Mayan White

Ma Ma...don't avoid me, Ma Ma Rainey.  We need to settle this like the walls of
steels we are, eh?  I am coming for you, my friend. -- White Worldbenger

Orccon Thugs -- Who would have thought a total parry could kill a wall of steel in
two hits running 4 4 4 Riposte?  Wow, I am a danger to those around me; who would
have thought?!  I look forward to some challenging bloodfeuds coming from your
stable. -- White Dog

Willie Brown -- You hit pretty hard for a mayor.  Thanks for the lessons; I am
beginning to feel much better about this arena dealie, even though I am losing. :) --
Rhythmic Mirror

Crazy Chaos -- That was a pretty crazy and chaotic challenge.  Congrats on the train.

Magic -- Season's over, my man; good try and great fight. -- Worldbenger

Persistent Beggar -- I am so sorry for kicking your butt, you just got me on a bad
day and I thought you were someone else.  When you started poking at me with the
sword I just lost it man.  Don't get the wrong idea, people; I don't usually beat up
on beggars and stuff.  I feel real bad about it really.... -- White Wizard

All -- Viper will be entering as a ST. -- DMobster

60HZ Shuffle -- Sorry about that.  But why weren't you wearing any armor? -- Pericles

Drommare -- (with a hangdog look)  They told me you'd be tough.  I believed 'em,
but.... (sigh) -- Dogface

Cheesy -- You probably need more mold. -- Pericles
P.S.  But in the meantime, would you care to join me for dinner at the Riverside
Cafe?

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SUCKER was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD MEAT was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
TERRIBLE was murdered by WURM KIN in a exciting 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
GROTESQUE vanquished SALIVA in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
HUSBAND was defeated by THIJS ZONNEVELD in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
THE MACHINE demolished PERICLES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SYNDICATE vanquished EZ CHEESY in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
QUAX handily defeated REVEUR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MICHAEL COOPER vanquished CHARLEY PATTON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SHAQ DADDY slimly lost to MA RAINEY in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
ABHORRENCE vanquished HAPPY CAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
VANGUARD was savagely defeated by CHEETA in a action packed 6 minute Challenge match.
SOGNATORE was overpowered by BAGMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ANDROMEDA viciously subdued CAT TUSION in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
DARK CHAMPION was subdued by WHITE DOG in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
PUTRESSENCE overpowered CLYDE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
ALL LICKERED UP overpowered GEORGE MIKAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
FOG SHOWER viciously subdued RAZE in a 1 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
MAGIC JOHNSON savagely slew VERY FRAIL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
MUDVAYNE was narrowly defeated by DEACON in a exciting 2 minute Challenge bout.
WHITE WIZARD was beaten by KURT RAMBIS in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
SLIPKNOT was overpowered by RED STORM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
NICKLEBACK was bested by CAREOLA DENALLA in a popular 1 minute Challenge bout.
PUSSY-FOOTED viciously subdued THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH in a 5 minute Challenge match.
SNOW FLEA viciously subdued AGENT 47 in a 3 minute novice's Challenge contest.
BOB'S FRIEND BOB overpowered DOGFACE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CHESTER overpowered ANNISTEEN ALLEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
STANLEY'S CUP overpowered BRAM DE WAARD in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title match.
ULTIMATE PAIN vanquished SPIDER CLAWS in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
HOPELESS ROB was handily defeated by STIGMA in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
JUSTGIVEITUP was viciously subdued by WHITE WORLDBENGER in a popular 4 minute bout.
GETS LAST LICKS vanquished KILLJOY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fray.
WILLIE BROWN was demolished by CUBS FAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ULTIMATE WRATH 2 beat THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 5 minute gruesome bout.
ROGUE 7 demolished TIMMY! in a 1 minute gory uneven contest.
CRAZY IVAN was devastated by DREAMER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
TRAUMER devastated CHEETOO in a 1 minute uneven bout.
WHITE WIND assassinated MARINA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SIREN WOLFE handily defeated DROMMARE in a 1 minute uneven match.
AVREN RALCEN overpowered TINIETON in a 2 minute uneven bout.
CHAOS MAGE overpowered SOD in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
-JUNKY handily defeated FLINT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR defeated NOD in a dull 4 minute battle.
BLAZIN vanquished BELANA VOS in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
PROBLEM SOLVER viciously subdued PAVEL ICAM in a 4 minute master vs. novice duel.
VILE overcame VAGABOND in a exciting 4 minute amateur's melee.
ANNOYING ELLEN beat VIPER in a popular 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                  19         BASHING ATTACK    82 -  75 -  7      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  14         WALL OF STEEL     55 -  53 -  1      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                      13         AIMED BLOW        78 -  76 -  5      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         LUNGING ATTACK   112 - 111 -  8      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         TOTAL PARRY       53 -  53 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-STRIKE      40 -  40 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         PARRY-LUNGE       39 -  43 -  2      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   56 -  65 -  5      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         STRIKING ATTACK   66 -  92 -  7      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  21 -  2      38  |

Turn 502 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  1     AIMED BLOW         6 -  7         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     6 - 13         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     9 -  5     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  7         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  4                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       STANLEY'S CUP 5443         10   1  0  122 SPORTZ! (518)
BASHING ATTACK   GROTESQUE 5571             10   2  1   88 DARK TOADS (534)
STRIKING ATTACK  BRAM DE WAARD 5701          9   3  0   78 RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
WALL OF STEEL    MA RAINEY 5702             10   2  0   70 CLASSIC BLUES (549)
LUNGING ATTACK   SPIDER CLAWS 5692           8   4  1   68 BLACK & BLUE (547)
PARRY-LUNGE      MICHAEL COOPER 5943        10   1  0   66 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
PARRY-STRIKE     PUTRESSENCE 5778            8   4  1   59 DARK TOADS (534)
TOTAL PARRY      WHITE DOG 5898              7   4  1   58 MAYAN WHITE (570)
SLASHING ATTACK  SHAQ DADDY 5912             9   3  1   54 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ABHORRENCE 5568.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CHEETA 5881.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHITE WORLDBENGER 5900, 
PAVEL ICAM 6089, VAGABOND 6049, PROBLEM SOLVER 5829, MUDVAYNE 5848, SNOW FLEA 6087, 
ULTIMATE WRATH 2 6037, HUSBAND 5561, ANDROMEDA 5684, and MAGIC JOHNSON 5904.

The least popular fighter this week was NOD 6043.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BELANA VOS 6072, WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR 6042, FLINT 5576, SOD 6044, 
DROMMARE 6066, MARINA 5685, CHEETOO 6070, CRAZY IVAN 5998, TIMMY! 5989, and WILLIE 
BROWN 5705.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STANLEY'S CUP (4-5443) SPORTZ! (518)