DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/21/2004    Duedate: 10/04/2004

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-506

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STIGMA
ORCCON THUGS (572)
(4-5968) [13-3-1,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STIGMA                         DAPHNE
ORCCON THUGS (572)             MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
(4-5968) [13-3-1,123]          (4-5631) [3-2-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EXCURSION                      WILLIE BROWN
BLADES OF MIST (253)           CLASSIC BLUES (549)
(4-5030) [20-20-0,88]          (4-5705) [7-9-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADS (534)            43
2. ORCCON THUGS (572)          42      ORCCON THUGS (572)
3. MAYAN WHITE (570)           40      Unchartered Team
4. DREAMERS (569)              38
5. SOME BODIES (523)           36      MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 ORCCON THUGS (572)        52  27  4 65.8   1/ 2 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)    12  3 1
 2/ 1 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     52  27  3 65.8   2/ 5 ORCCON THUGS (572)       10  5 1
 3/ 6 BLACK & BLUE (547)        45  35  2 56.3   3/ 4 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     9  6 1
 4/ 3 CLASSIC BLUES (549)       45  35  1 56.3   4/ 8 MAYAN WHITE (570)         9  6 0
 5/ 5 CHEETO'S HEROES (568)     41  32  3 56.2   5/ 9 DARK TOADS (534)          8  6 0
 6/ 7 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  46  36  2 56.1   6/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  8  7 0
 7/ 8 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     45  38  2 54.2   7/ 7 BLACK & BLUE (547)        8  7 0
 8/ 9 MAYAN WHITE (570)         40  34  3 54.1   8/ 1 CLASSIC BLUES (549)       8  7 0
 9/10 BLADES OF MIST (253)     286 275 20 51.0   9/18 THE FORCE II (537)        7  6 0
10/12 DARK TOADS (534)          44  43  4 50.6  10/ 6 SHOCK TROOPS (544)        7  8 1
11/11 ARENA FELINES (554)       40  40  0 50.0  11/11 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     7  8 0
12/ 0*MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)        9   9  0 50.0  12/12 DREAMERS (569)            7  8 0
13/13 DREAMERS (569)            36  43  1 45.6  13/10 ARENA FELINES (554)       6  9 0
14-15 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        22  28  1 44.0  14/13 DIFFERENT HATS (532)      6  9 0
15/14 SOME BODIES (523)         24  32  2 42.9  15/20 RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)  5  1 0
16/20 RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)  22  30  1 42.3  16/15 SOME BODIES (523)         5  9 1
17/18 THE FORCE II (537)       114 163 11 41.2  17/17 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       5 10 1
18/17 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       34  49  3 41.0  18/14 CHEETO'S HEROES (568)     5 10 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 DIFFERENT HATS (532)      40  59  7 40.4  19/16 BLADES OF MIST (253)      4  7 0
20/16 SHOCK TROOPS (544)        28  42  2 40.0  20/ 0*MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)       2  1 0
21/21 DOGS OF WAR (115)        321 494 20 39.4  21/23 DOGS OF WAR (115)         2  4 1
22/22 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     31  48  1 39.2  22-21 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        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

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

     Just outside the city's northern gates before dawn a small group of men and
women sit silently facing the eastern hills, breathing in unison with the rustling of
the rowan trees.  They sit in a slightly ovular formation for what seems like hours
to Simone, but she knows much less time has passed by the movement of fading stars as
Apollo wakes and raises his fiery mane.  She has watched them curiously for perhaps
seven moons now?  As they sit silent and still for so long before slowly twisting
their bodies slowly, conscientiously, with that intense strength.  If they weren't
known to be such skilled warriors, as well as having powerful friends they would
probably be burned at the stake for witchery so strange were their practice rituals.
     "Simone!  We've a lung dai ahed dear hart, come along neow."  The leathery voice
resonated strongly in the silence of the morning, and were like a bird song at dawn
to Simone, a familiar moment in the day as reliable as the sun itself to rise.
     "E'yes mam, cumin mam." Simone bowed her head slightly towards the silent
figures just beginning their strange reaching movements before ducking into the
doorway and softly closing the door.  "Theys so strange mam, do ya think the store's
's true abutt them as they say's?"  Her skipping fading into the house on the hill
with her voice.  "Are they witches protecting us?"

     "Hmmph eeeyaaaah hah!"  They breathed in unison.  One breath, one mind, one
movement.  Rhythm's feet hurt like fire until they began to feel numb, she swore they
would fall off if they didn't get up out of this position soon as she did every time
they had done this "meditation" for the last few months.  Once again she was greatly
relieved when the sun finally rose and she knew they had only a few more minutes of
arm movements before she could finally stumble up onto her left foot and take some of
the pressure off of the top of her right.  She had to admit to herself she felt great
after they were finally finished but Damn! this was one of the hardest things she
ever had to do in her life.  Fighting was one thing, but with the adrenaline pumping
it was skill versus skill and instinct ruled on the sands.  Most of the fights were
over before you could really think about them, this was just the opposite.  Paying
excruciatingly exquisite attention to every movement then slowing to the point of
exasperation and trying to "relax" into circus contortions.
     Obviously it was helping her game but she could have sworn this would get easier
after a few months.  Well at least she could take solace in the knowledge that White
Wizard seemed to be having a harder time than her and he had been doing it for
longer.
     Somewhere behind her she heard a familiar birdsong and closed her eyes as they
turned together to face the sun.

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

                             ZalCon2 Standings, Turn 15

We have hit the 3/4 pole and are heading into the home stretch.  The OrcCon Thugs
have pulled out in front with Purple and Gold falling back and Superior Forces ZC@ in
third....  Down the stretch they come!  Stigma has a strangle hold on the MVP warrior
list which gives DMob a good shot at the daily double.  A couple of the Stylemasters
are tightening up as well....  Here are the results:

MVP Team:
1.  OrcCon Thugs             149     6.  Arena Felines            129
2.  Purple and Gold          143     7.  Cheeto's Heroes          122
3.  Superior Forces ZC2      137     8.  Dark Toads               121
4.  Classic Blues            133     9.  Mayan White              118
5.  Black + Blue             131

MVP Warrior:
1.  Stigma                   41     10.  Spider Claws             29
2.  Grotesque                34     10.  Crazy Ivan               29
2.  Andromeda                34     10.  Putressence              29
2.  Justgiveitup             34     13.  Bram de Waard            28
5.  Vanguard                 33     13.  Syndicate                28
6.  Happy Cat                32     13.  The Machine              28
7.  Ma Rainey                30     13.  Michael Cooper           28
7.  Kurt Rambis              30     13.  Magic Johnson            28
7.  Shaq Daddy               30

Stylemaster:
Aimed Blow:  The Machine +7, Magic Johson +4, Dark Champion +2, Cat Tusion +1,
Cheetoo +1

Basher:  Grotesque +16

Lunger:  Abhorrence +6, Spider Claws +4, Crazy Ivan +4, Nickleback +3, Happy Cat +3,
Reveur +3, Williw Brown +3.

Parry Lunge:  Michael Cooper +34

Parry Riposte:  Pussy-Footed +2

Parry Strike:  Putressence +14, Clyde +8

Slasher:  Shaq Daddy +13, Charlie Patton +12, Quax +10

Striker:  Bram De Waard +17, Stigma +11

Total Parry:  Justgiveitup +12, Vanguard +10

Wall of Steel:  Ma Rainey +14

The Iron Manager standings are the same, Dark Toads dropped from the ranks of the
perfect but still have 4 fights leeway to gain the prize.  The list is:  Force of
Five, Different Hats, The Force II, Black + Blue, Superior Forces ZC2, Arena Felines,
Dark Toads, OrcCon Thugs, Purple and Gold, Dreamers, Classic Blues, Millenium Metal,
Hitmen for Hire and Mayan White.

Next turn will be telling as if Stigma can maintain the DM spot he will take himself
and his team one step closer to a sweep of the MVP prizes.  Good luck to all in the
last 5 turns of the contest!

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 504): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 389): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 509): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 505): STIGMA of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 504): BELISS DON of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 508): BLUE FALCON of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 505): ARSENAL of BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 500): SIR INGOMYELIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 491): WANDERING STAR of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 490): I SEE SOUNDS of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 464): OBLIVIOUS of KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 455): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 442): GEORGE STARK of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 390): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 185): A.O. HELL of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 173): FEDIFENSOR of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 340): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 150): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 383): SHOCKING TOAD of NINJAS from BONSUR (Shocking Toad)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 504): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 389): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 509): THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 505): none
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 504): MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 508): ICU (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 505): BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 500): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 491): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 490): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 464): THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 455): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 442): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 390): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 185): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 173): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 340): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 150): SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 383): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 504): BELISS DON of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 507): SECOND OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 490): GOUT GOUT of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 463): MAD MILKSTER of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 184): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 172): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 149): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
JHELUM.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Say 
good-bye to CLASSIC BLUES, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the 
HITMEN FOR HIRE stable.  It was a tough week for CLASSIC BLUES, to drop 7 places in 
the rankings.  Coming up with a solid 3-0-0 outing, THE FORCE II has advanced 9 
places in the rankings.  DARK TOADS is no joke as it posted a 4-1-0 week advancing 
from 9th place to 5th place.  Hey everybody, watch out for PERICLES, who flew up 24 
points in the rankings after mashing THE MACHINE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this 
guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was ALL LICKERED UP, who dropped 18 
points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with ABHORRENCE.  Drawing on all 
of his experience as a 13-1-0 warrior, MICHAEL COOPER went for the Duelmastership 
against STIGMA this week.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody 
knuckles was PURPLE AND GOLD's MICHAEL COOPER, who was turned away from the 
Duelmastership by STIGMA.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day 
keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad PURPLE  AND GOLD?  Big bad 
PURPLE AND GOLD.  Big bad PURPLE AND GOLD.  JHELUM's afraid of the big bad PURPLE AND 
GOLD.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  PURPLE AND 
GOLD + Weapons That go Boom = DIFFERENT HATS + Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if 
challenges were votes, WHITE DOG would be president.  Although it may be a contest 
she doesn't want to win.  Getting lots of flowers from sympathetic fans was TRAUMER, 
who was successfully challenged by HUSBAND who had a mere 17 points more than 
TRAUMER.  Definition of petty:  HUSBAND won victory over TRAUMER, a mismatch of 17 
points.  Well, it looks like WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR wasn't happy with last turn's rank, 
so she went for broke by challenging up 26 points.  No guts, no glory.  I heard WHITE 
RHYTHMICMIRROR laughed all the way to the inn as hers new point total of 48 was 
posted in the arena.  I guess beating HAPPY CAT really pays!  In a touching display 
by a 'touched' warrior, SLIPKNOT went after FIRE BALL, who was higher by 25 points.  
Well, when the dust settled, SLIPKNOT beat FIRE BALL.  VILE of DARK TOADS had better 
have a good reason for challenging down 14 points in a challenge which he won.  I 
thought VILE showed great skill and promise when he defeated GREY WOLF.  All right, 
so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  HOPELESS ROB defied all odds and 
slew WURM KIN in the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as WURM 
KIN's meat is notoriously tough.  KERRY defied all odds and slew BLACK ORC in the 
Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as BLACK ORC's meat is 
notoriously tough.  I have no doubt that DOGS OF WAR will be celebrating long and 
loud their warrior PERICLES' slaying of THE MACHINE on the sands.  Proving again that 
JHELUM is not rated G, BAGMAN of the HITMEN FOR HIRE slew the warrior QUAX in a 
rather bloody bout.  Let's look for a bloodfeud.  We might as well mark the passing 
of SADIE LYNNE, who was relatively new to the arena at 4-1-0.  Probably killed before 
hers first shave.  Congrats to CLYDE for revenging the death of his teammate (but 
more importantly, feeding WHITE WIND a bit of dirt).  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the JHELUM giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you 
can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one 
already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STIGMA 5968                  13   3  1   123       ORCCON THUGS (572)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAM DE WAARD 5701           12   4  0   111       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 ABHORRENCE 5568              10   6  2    93       DARK TOADS (534)
 PUTRESSENCE 5778             11   5  1    92       DARK TOADS (534)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYNDICATE 5952               10   6  1    89       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 EXCURSION 5030               20  20  0    88       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 MICHAEL COOPER 5943          13   2  0    88       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 BAGMAN 5890                  10   6  1    87       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 WHITE DOG 5898                9   6  1    86       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 VANGUARD 5966                13   3  0    85       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 DREAMER 5894                  8   8  0    85       DREAMERS (569)
 GROTESQUE 5571               12   4  1    84       DARK TOADS (534)
 PERICLES 5531                14  12  2    82       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 ALL LICKERED UP 5770          8   8  0    72       ARENA FELINES (554)
 SHAQ DADDY 5912              11   5  1    71       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 WHITE WORLDBENGER 5900       10   5  0    71       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 MA RAINEY 5702               12   4  0    69       CLASSIC BLUES (549)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARLEY PATTON 5840          10   6  0    69       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 THIJS ZONNEVELD 5580          8   8  1    68       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 HUSBAND 5561                 12   9  5    67       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 CHEETA 5881                  10   5  0    67       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROGUE 7 5813                 11   5  0    66       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 MAGIC JOHNSON 5904           10   6  1    66       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 CLYDE 5686                    9   7  1    66       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 JUSTGIVEITUP 5688            10   6  0    63       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 MUDVAYNE 5848                 7   9  0    63       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 GEORGE MIKAN 5910             9   7  1    61       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 SIREN WOLFE 5719             10   6  1    60       THE FORCE II (537)
 CRAZY IVAN 5998              10   5  1    60       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 WHITE WIND 5902               9   6  1    59       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 HOPELESS ROB 5577            10   6  1    58       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 SPIDER CLAWS 5692            10   6  1    57       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 FIRE BALL 5486                9   6  0    57       SOME BODIES (523)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED STORM 5889                9   7  0    56       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 SLIPKNOT 6065                 6   5  0    56       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 ANDROMEDA 5684               10   6  1    55       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 GETS LAST LICKS 5768          9   7  0    55       ARENA FELINES (554)
 KURT RAMBIS 5917              9   7  0    55       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 -JUNKY 6027                   8   5  0    54       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
-ULTIMATE WRATH 2 6037         6   4  1    54       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 REVEUR 5896                   7   9  1    53       DREAMERS (569)
-RAEL 5225                     7   5  0    53       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 PROBLEM SOLVER 5829           6  10  0    51       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 SERILIA 5193                 11   8  2    49       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR 6042     7   4  0    48       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 CAT TUSION 5769               8   8  0    47       ARENA FELINES (554)
 ANNISTEEN ALLEN 6092          5   3  0    47       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 CHEETOO 6070                  7   4  1    46       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 DARK CHAMPION 5689            6  10  0    45       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 WILLIE BROWN 5705             7   9  0    43       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 HAPPY CAT 5771               10   6  0    42       ARENA FELINES (554)
 TRAUMER 5897                  7   9  0    39       DREAMERS (569)
 CUBS FAN 5709                 9   7  0    38       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 DEACON 5557                   5  16  0    37       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 SOGNATORE 5895                7   9  0    36       DREAMERS (569)
 ARC BURN 5662                 7   7  1    35       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 AVREN RALCEN 5994             6   9  0    35       THE FORCE II (537)
 EZ CHEESY 5885                6   9  0    35       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 EMILLE 5357                   5   3  0    34       BLADES OF MIST (253)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAZIN 6069                   7   4  0    33       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
 FOG SHOWER 6100               5   2  1    33       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 DROMMARE 6066                 5   6  0    33       DREAMERS (569)
 PAVEL ICAM 6089               4   4  0    33       THE FORCE II (537)
 BOB'S FRIEND BOB 6086         4   5  0    33       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 KERRY 6126                    1   2  1    33       SOME BODIES (523)
 NICKLEBACK 5798               5  11  0    30       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 PUSSY-FOOTED 5772             5  11  0    30       ARENA FELINES (554)
 WHITE WIZARD 5901             5   9  1    29       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 VILE 6096                     6   1  0    26       DARK TOADS (534)
 SNOW FLEA 6087                5   3  0    25       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 SPARKACUS 6045                5   5  1    24       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 AGENT 47 6088                 4   4  0    24       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRIDESOFDESTRUCTION 6141      2   1  0    24       MILLENIUM METAL (558)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICBTRISA 6133                 2   2  0    22       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 DAPHNE 5631                   3   2  0    20       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
-SWAYTHE 5253                  2   3  0    19       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 VIPER 6122                    1   3  1    19       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 SHOCKA MUTUMBO 6004           1   1  0    18       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
 MAJOR SPARX 6084              4   4  0    17       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH 6098     3   4  0    14       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 CHESTER 6106                  2   4  0    14       CHEETO'S HEROES (568)
-SHADOW KAT 5629               1   3  0    13       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
 GREY WOLF 6145                1   1  0    13       SOME BODIES (523)
 DOGFACE 6031                  0  13  0    13       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 CIRCUIT BORED 6131            2   2  0    12       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 HOWLIN' WOLF 6124             1   3  0    12       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 ANNOYING ELLEN 6109           3   2  0    11       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 DIPLOMA 6128                  3   1  0    10       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-ULTIMATE HOTTY 6090           1   0  0     9       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
-MJ 6127                       1   1  0     7       SOME BODIES (523)
-GUMBO 5632                    0   1  0     7       MEMPHIS MAFIA (538)
 FLUXIOUS MAXO 6130            1   3  0     6       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
-OLEG GRISHKINE 6073           1   1  0     4       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 HIDEOUS 6147                  0   1  0     1       DARK TOADS (534)

'-' 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 REVENGED
WURM KIN 607           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          HOPELESS ROB 5577     506 NONE    
BLACK ORC 600          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          KERRY 6126            506 NONE    
COOK 6134              1  3 0 DIFFERENT HATS 532    VIPER 6122            506         
CAREOLA DENALLA 6067   4  6 1 THE FORCE II 537      SPARKACUS 6045        505         
MORE CRAP 6146         0  2 0 FORCE OF FIVE 535     WURM KIN 607          506 NONE    
THE MACHINE 5575      10  6 0 FORCE OF FIVE 535     PERICLES 5531         506         
SADIE LYNNE 5630       4  1 0 MEMPHIS MAFIA 538     GEORGE MIKAN 5910     506         
QUAX 5958              9  7 1 ORCCON THUGS 572      BAGMAN 5890           506         
SUE NAMI 6079          2  3 0 SOME BODIES 523       BLACK ORC 600         506 NONE    
MARINA 5685            6  6 0 SUPERIOR FORCES Z 546 WHITE WIND 5902       502 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dreamers -- Win some, lose some.... -- Different Hats

White Dog -- You're a sly dog, for sure, but my personal favorite is Mad Dog! -- Cubs
Fan

Fluxious Maxo -- Looks like my seasoning was too much for you. -- Cook

Get Last Licks -- I may have to let you win next time just so I don't have to see you
lick the sand after the fight.  What do you lick when you win? -- Problem Solver

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOPELESS ROB butchered WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SUE NAMI was narrowly killed by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
MORE CRAP was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
KERRY viciously butchered BLACK ORC in a popular 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
DARK CHAMPION was demolished by MAGIC JOHNSON in a 1 minute Bloodfeud competition.
CLYDE savagely defeated WHITE WIND in a 2 minute brutal Bloodfeud struggle.
MICHAEL COOPER was devastated by STIGMA in a 1 minute Challenge Title competition.
SYNDICATE handily defeated CHEETA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
MA RAINEY was viciously subdued by PUTRESSENCE in a popular 2 minute Challenge duel.
VANGUARD won victory over SHAQ DADDY in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
-JUNKY was beaten by THIJS ZONNEVELD in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
THE MACHINE was narrowly killed by PERICLES in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
HUSBAND demolished TRAUMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
WHITE DOG handily defeated JUSTGIVEITUP in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
DEACON was devastated by ANNISTEEN ALLEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
PROBLEM SOLVER slimly won victory over WILLIE BROWN in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
REVEUR devastated EZ CHEESY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR beat HAPPY CAT in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge brawl.
SLIPKNOT overpowered FIRE BALL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
FOG SHOWER was beaten by KURT RAMBIS in a exciting 5 minute Challenge bout.
VILE defeated GREY WOLF in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge conflict.
BOB'S FRIEND BOB devastated WHITE WIZARD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
DROMMARE vanquished MAJOR SPARX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ICBTRISA handily defeated DOGFACE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BRIDESOFDESTRUCTION viciously subdued DIPLOMA in a 8 minute novice's Challenge bout.
ANNOYING ELLEN was defeated by AGENT 47 in a exciting 1 minute Challenge duel.
COOK was assassinated by VIPER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HOWLIN' WOLF was defeated by AVREN RALCEN in a 2 minute Challenge match.
BRAM DE WAARD vanquished EXCURSION in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ABHORRENCE handily defeated ALL LICKERED UP in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
GROTESQUE vanquished RED STORM in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DREAMER overpowered CRAZY IVAN in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
CHARLEY PATTON was beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gory match.
SERILIA was overpowered by WHITE WORLDBENGER in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
BAGMAN easily killed QUAX in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ANDROMEDA lost to ROGUE 7 in a 2 minute fight.
MUDVAYNE devastated SOGNATORE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
GETS LAST LICKS devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven bout.
CUBS FAN was overpowered by SIREN WOLFE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SPIDER CLAWS handily defeated ARC BURN in a 1 minute uneven match.
CHEETOO overpowered SPARKACUS in a 1 minute uneven bout.
GEORGE MIKAN executed SADIE LYNNE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
CAT TUSION viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 1 minute gory duel.
EMILLE luckily beat CHESTER in a action packed 3 minute bloody duel.
PUSSY-FOOTED was subdued by PAVEL ICAM in a action packed 3 minute conflict.
NICKLEBACK was handily defeated by BLAZIN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SNOW FLEA beat THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH in a 2 minute competition.
SHOCKA MUTUMBO handily defeated FLUXIOUS MAXO in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
DAPHNE beat MORDANT DESERTER in a exciting 1 minute fight.
CIRCUIT BORED savagely defeated HIDEOUS in a popular 3 minute gruesome novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  23         PARRY-LUNGE       38 -  32 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         TOTAL PARRY       44 -  40 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     49 -  45 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         BASHING ATTACK    69 -  70 -  6      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         AIMED BLOW        67 -  68 -  4      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-STRIKE      33 -  34 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         LUNGING ATTACK   103 - 109 -  4      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         STRIKING ATTACK   64 -  74 -  6      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   40 -  53 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  15 -  0      42  |

Turn 506 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     7 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK     9 - 14         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         6 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  6         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  3                                       2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  6                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  STIGMA 5968                13   3  1  123 ORCCON THUGS (572)
LUNGING ATTACK   ABHORRENCE 5568            10   6  2   93 DARK TOADS (534)
PARRY-STRIKE     PUTRESSENCE 5778           11   5  1   92 DARK TOADS (534)
BASHING ATTACK   SYNDICATE 5952             10   6  1   89 ORCCON THUGS (572)
PARRY-LUNGE      MICHAEL COOPER 5943        13   2  0   88 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
SLASHING ATTACK  BAGMAN 5890                10   6  1   87 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
TOTAL PARRY      WHITE DOG 5898              9   6  1   86 MAYAN WHITE (570)
AIMED BLOW       PERICLES 5531              14  12  2   82 DOGS OF WAR (115)
WALL OF STEEL    WHITE WORLDBENGER 5900     10   5  0   71 MAYAN WHITE (570)
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 WILLIE BROWN 5705.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAPPY CAT 5771, FOG 
SHOWER 6100, PUTRESSENCE 5778, CIRCUIT BORED 6131, GREY WOLF 6145, CHESTER 6106, 
PAVEL ICAM 6089, CLYDE 5686, SHAQ DADDY 5912, and -JUNKY 6027.

The least popular fighter this week was DIPLOMA 6128.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HIDEOUS 6147, FLUXIOUS MAXO 6130, SADIE LYNNE 5630, SPARKACUS 6045, ARC 
BURN 5662, CUBS FAN 5709, SOGNATORE 5895, QUAX 5958, CRAZY IVAN 5998, and RED STORM 
5889.