DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/04/2004    Duedate: 06/17/2004

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-501

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SERENGETI
BATTLE BEASTS (464)
(6-5627) [20-9-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              CATAPHASIA
                               SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)
                               (6-5873) [8-1-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SERENGETI                      ZEP
BATTLE BEASTS (464)            IRON BROTHERS (147)
(6-5627) [20-9-0,101]          (6-1331) [14-5-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BATTLE BEASTS (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLAN BATTLEAXE 3 (441)      35
2. BATTLE BEASTS (464)         27      BATTLE BEASTS (464)
3. CROSS BREED (467)           24      Unchartered Team
4. SCOUNDRELS (517)            24
5. GRAMMAR?! (501)             22      CLAN BATTLEAXE 3 (441)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*CLAN BATTLEAXE 3 (441)     2   0  0  100   1/ 1 BATTLE BEASTS (464)       9  3 0
 2/ 0*GRAMMAR?! (501)            1   0  1  100   2/ 5*SCOUNDRELS (517)          6  5 0
 3- 1*HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)      8   2  1 80.0   3/ 7 DARK PANTHEON (317)       5  3 1
 4/ 3 BATTLE BEASTS (464)      155  95  6 62.0   4/ 4*CROSS BREED (467)         5  6 1
 5/ 2*SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)  14  10  0 58.3   5/ 2 NIGHT TRAIN (497)         5  8 1
 6- 4 JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)      57  42  4 57.6   6/ 3 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      5  8 0
 7/ 5 DARK PANTHEON (317)      422 326 25 56.4   7/ 6 IRON BROTHERS (147)       5  9 0
 8- 6 STREET URCHINS (282)      31  24  3 56.4   8/ 9*SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)  4  5 0
 9/ 7*SCOUNDRELS (517)           6   5  0 54.5   9/12*DARK MERCURY (508)        3  7 0
10/ 8 SCIENCE FICTION (456)    139 146  9 48.8  10/ 0*CLAN BATTLEAXE 3 (441)    2  0 0
11/10 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      92 117  6 44.0  11/ 0*GRAMMAR?! (501)           1  0 1
12/ 9*CROSS BREED (467)         11  14  1 44.0  12-10*HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)     1  1 0
13/11 IRON BROTHERS (147)       42  61  4 40.8  13/11 SCIENCE FICTION (456)     1  8 0
14/12 NIGHT TRAIN (497)        215 342 23 38.6  14-13 STREET URCHINS (282)      0  2 0
15/13*DARK MERCURY (508)         5  12  0 29.4  15-14 THE DA WANTS YOU! (218)   0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16-14 THE DA WANTS YOU! (218)    4  19  0 17.4  16- 8 JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)      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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 497): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 382): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 501): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 498): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 497): FRIED TWINKIE of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 500): PANDORA of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 498): GINGER of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 493): HOLY BULL of THOROUGHBREDS (DRF, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 484): BRICKTOP of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 483): MR. TWISTER of IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 457): PINK BEAR of LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 448): UHLEK of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 195): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 434): GUNSLINGER of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 383): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 181): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 169): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 333): BET OR NOT DIE of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 376): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 497): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 382): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 501): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 498): ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 497): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 500): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 498): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 493): DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (Assamite, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 484): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 483): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 457): KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 448): DENNY'S BKFAST (T'Loi, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 195): ATMAN PROJECT (Kosmos, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 434): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 383): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 181): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 169): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 333): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 376): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 497): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 496): SMEDS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 498): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 499): MEDUSA of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 497): ANGRY CANDY of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 492): VAPID VANNA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 483): FRENCH GRUNT of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 483): MR. TWISTER of IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 457): KATHLEEN of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
              (turn 456): M. THRASHER of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 448): UHLEK of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): TAMMY FAYE of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Dear Transel,

You've GOT to be kidding, right?  Me?  The Duelmaster?  Or is that the Duel2Master?
Whatever.  Serengeti, you should be sitting on this throne.  No doubt.  Next time,
try purchasing a weapon that DOESN'T BREAK, moron.  If you want the throne back just
challenge away, I won't avoid.  I have to admit though, it was sweet to leave you
bleeding on the sands last turn, seeing as how your guild has been whooping up on
ours of late.  I suck and do not belong up here.  I am easily the Druid's worst
warrior to sit on the throne (this or any other).  I am beyond scum.  My only
redeeming feature is that I am really good looking.  What does that say about this
dump?  Come on, somebody (that means you, Warchild or Caseopia) kill me before that
witch on the Isle gives me immortality.  Transel's honor is at stake!

DIANE, Duel2mistress and hot-looking nihilist

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome TRANSEL.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Hmmmph!  I always thought 
JETHRO'S TOOLS was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-0-0!  Ya gotta be 
quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  
DARK PANTHEON is now ranked 3rd with a 2-2-0 turn.  What's with RUNONSENTENCE?  He 
actually beat SCIENCE FICTION's DANIEL JACKSON, and walked away with 22 more points 
from the fight.  Laughs were big at SKARMY OF DARKNESS while they watched CATAPHASIA 
clobber THIRD OMEN.  He lost 13 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the 
stands.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for BATTLE BEASTS' outstanding member, 
Duelmaster SERENGETI.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was DARK PANTHEON.  In my day, no team with a 420-324-25 would 
scare me off!  What's the problem, BATTLE BEASTS?  How well I know the feeling of 
being the most challenged warrior, ZEP!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back 
to haunt you.  Fighting is a better craft than farming, MACSEN, but you have to pay 
your dues.  Being challenged by BLUE FALCON, 19 points above you, is dues.  BLUE 
FALCON defeated MACSEN.  BATTLE BEASTS calls this fighting?  In my day...  I hate 
going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that TROLLOC gets in.  He 
fights people like DIANE, 13 points below.  I thought TROLLOC showed great skill and 
promise when he defeated DIANE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Sending a warrior to the Dark Arena reminds the others they'd 
better shape up.  Tough beans, BIG SLICK.  That's what a 12-5-1 gets you.  Some 
people in TRANSEL think DARK PANTHEON was too harsh when they sent BIG SLICK (12-5-1) 
to the Dark Arena.  Them's the breaks, I say.  AMBASSADOR KOSH looked pretty sick and 
surprised when he learned SCIENCE FICTION is sending him to the Dark Arena!  Whadd'he 
expect with a 6-5-1?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  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.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERENGETI 5627               20   9  0   101       BATTLE BEASTS (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEP 1331                     14   5  0   101       IRON BROTHERS (147)
-WARCHILD 5754                12   8  1    99       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANDORA 5459                 22  24  0    90       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
-FAT MAN 5752                 11   9  1    89       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 CASEOPEIA 5643               14  11  0    87       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
-RABID PROPHET 5438            6   1  0    83       CROSS BREED (467)
 SECOND OMEN 5642             10   5  1    80       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-BLACK MAMBA 5753             13   7  2    72       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
-IMP 2958                      7   2  0    67       STREET URCHINS (282)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CATAPHASIA 5873               8   1  0    66       SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)
-MISS AN THROPE 2956           9   5  1    65       STREET URCHINS (282)
 TROLLOC 5942                  8   0  0    65       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 FLATLINER 5874                6   3  0    64       SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)
 BLUE FALCON 5911              9   2  0    62       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 BUCK ROGERS 5928              4   2  1    58       SCIENCE FICTION (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIRD OMEN 5862               4   3  0    53       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 DIANE 5673                   10  15  1    46       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 MACSEN 1256                  10  12  0    43       IRON BROTHERS (147)
 HOMOCULOUS 5798               8   4  0    43       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 HELLION 5967                  3   0  0    42       SCOUNDRELS (517)
 PSYCHO REAVER 5441            3   1  0    38       CROSS BREED (467)
-SATAN CLAUS 5878              4   0  0    35       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAZY D 5948                  5   2  0    32       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
 BESSEMER 1339                 6  12  0    30       IRON BROTHERS (147)
-BEASTIE 5920                  4   3  0    27       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
 DARK KNUCKLES 5993            2   0  0    25       DARK MERCURY (508)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TURTLEHEAD 5938               4   4  3    23       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
-BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877      4   2  1    23       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
 TUCKS 5755                    3   2  0    23       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 RUNONSENTENCE 5774            1   0  1    22       GRAMMAR?! (501)
 KORVAK CIN 5090               1   0  0    19       CLAN BATTLEAXE 3 (441)
 PO'KIN OUT 5939               4   4  0    16       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
 KORUAK SIN 5091               1   0  0    16       CLAN BATTLEAXE 3 (441)
 SMASH THE TERRIBLE 5883       2   1  0    15       DARK MERCURY (508)
 ROWDY 5968                    2   1  0    14       SCOUNDRELS (517)
 SINBAD 5958                   3   1  0    10       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 ED 5950                       1   3  0     6       IRON BROTHERS (147)
-JEREMY THE MAD 5956           0   2  0     6       DARK MERCURY (508)
 PUNCHING BAG 5960             1   1  0     5       IRON BROTHERS (147)
 SLIMEBUCKET 5971              1   2  0     5       SCOUNDRELS (517)
-GREEN THUMBS 5884             0   4  0     4       DARK MERCURY (508)
 RODMOSIS 5987                 0   2  0     2       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
-NERO LEMMING 3555             0   1  0     1       THE DA WANTS YOU! (218)
-WATER CARRIER 5961            0   1  0     1       JETHRO'S TOOLS (498)
-DELLA LEMMING 3554            0   1  0     1       THE DA WANTS YOU! (218)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARCHIE LEMMING 3553           0   1  0     1       THE DA WANTS YOU! (218)
-ELLERY LEMMING 3552           0   1  0     1       THE DA WANTS YOU! (218)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PSYCHO SCIENTOLO 5988  0  1 0 CROSS BREED 467       SOLARIN THE SILEN 548 501 NONE    
HAMMER OF THE GE 5989  0  1 0 CROSS BREED 467       DEVERIL THE DARIN 553 501 NONE    
DAME 5994              0  1 0 CROSS BREED 467       SOLARIN THE SILEN 548 501 NONE    
BIG SLICK 5778        12  6 1 DARK PANTHEON 317     JAKON STARSTRIKE 555  501 NONE    
ROLAND 1401            2  7 0 IRON BROTHERS 147     DEANNA TROI 5949      497 REVENGED
ORPHEUS 5957           0  2 0 KREWE OF DRUID 369    TURTLEHEAD 5938       499         
AMBASSADOR KOSH 5801   6  6 1 SCIENCE FICTION 456   KOLDIS THE CRAFTY 549 501 NONE    
DEANNA TROI 5949       1  4 1 SCIENCE FICTION 456   LORD TEV GREENHEA 552 501 NONE    
DANIEL JACKSON 5981    0  1 0 SCIENCE FICTION 456   RUNONSENTENCE 5774    501         
BETTER OFF DEAD 5978   0  1 0 SKARMY OF DARKNES 506 RORIK STEELFIST 550   501 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Water Carrier -- No need for water.  I didn't even break a sweat. -- Rowdy

Sensei Jan -- Got the Dip.  Thank you for the insight. -- Dincuru Feadagnor
P.S.  Got one coming your way. -- Din

Din -- Sending Dark Coven to Transel; Dark Warders are going to Arkers to bug Yakuza
and Dark Disciples are going to Illis for the DeathFest. -- Liam the Goth, mgr. Dark
Coven (5??)

Jan -- I got that, thank you.  Sending more q's.  Wish you had stayed in Sunset.  Now
I have to find someone to hang out with. -- Liam

Cross Breed -- Welcome back, Guardian.  Hope you stay around. -- Liam

SKA-rmy of Darkness -- Welcome back, Rude Buddha. -- Liam

Holiday Horrors -- Welcome back, The Dark One. -- Liam

Scoundrels and The DA Wants You -- Welcome as well. -- Liam

Misfit -- Welcome back to Transel.  You asked about what is new, etc.  Do you mean in
this arena or all over?  In this arena there is no heavy alliance influence, though
there are managers here who belong to an alliance.  I myself belong to the Vendetta
Cartel.  There seems to be quite a lot of teams who start playing in Transel that
fade away after a turn or two.  Then there are a few tourney teams who do some
prepping but don't stay all the time.  Krewe of Druid, Battle Beasts, Jethro's Tools,
Night Train, and usually Science Fiction play most of the time here.  Dark Pantheon
is run by Doc Steele, I hope you recognize that name.  I believe Skarmy of Darkness
is run by Rude Buddha, another fine manager.  Anyway, welcome back and hope you stay
awhile.  BTW, just how long have you been gone? -- Sensei Jan and Battle Beasts

Pandora, Second Omen -- You both are lucky our weapons broke.... -- Serengeti and
Blue Falcon

Liam -- Sent you and your friend many a chart.  Hope you get them! -- Sensei Jan

Jan -- You wouldn't believe it, but, they all are not very solid.  Turtlehead is what
I like to call a dixie cup warrior.  Right now he is fun.  Rodmosis has no upside,
Crazy D and Po'kin Out are the most solid but they need some work.  I usually run
what I'm dealt until they die or I really get sick of them.  I've had great stat
warriors, but they did not seem to have the luck to live long enough to be considered
great.  So, basically I "run what I brung" and hope I out-strategize the other
managers. -- BPR

Krewe -- Hurt me.  Pleez?  Don't forget to bring a towel. -- Turtlehead

Sensei Jan -- I got a kick out of reading your advice to Liam.  It is fun to see the
student become the teacher.  Keep it up, we definitely need more new players to stick
around. -- Doc Steele

Misfit -- Welcome back!  Too many things have changed to even begin to describe them
here in a personal ad.  I'm sure if you got on line at Duel2.com and posted your
"what has happened since I left in 19XX" question, you would get pages and pages of
answers.  As for me, I am married and I have a baby girl that just turned 1.  Which
is why I don't have time to answer your question properly.  I hope you stick around,
the game has become rather dull and I seem to recall you had a knack for stirring up
trouble. -- Doc Steele

Sensei Jan -- I will hold the throne if I can get my turn sheet in on time. -- Dan,
mgr. of Iron Brothers

Battle Beasts -- CONGRATS to Medusa.  I AM the MOST relieved to see her gone. -- Zep

Bloody Easter Bunny -- I think that was the most uneventful fight I have ever seen.
-- Bessemer

To All -- Bunch of sissies.  Being most challenged with a 6-11 record.  You should be
ashamed of yourselves. -- Bessemer

Rowdy -- It's called cardiovascular conditioning. -- Punching Bag

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

     The ferocious ghosts of former glories whispered across the wind swept sands of
DM 59; agonizing incessantly due to the diminutive demise of the Delarq arena known
as Illis.
     Tattered banners and forgotten memories wailed in the wind for a dynamic death
march to dawn once more upon the blood stained sands of the Delarq slow arena.
     The distant call crying for  a declaration of restoration amidst the ruin of the
all but forgotten Delarq arena carried to the far corners of Alastari; drawing the
Devious, the Diabolical, the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to cross blades and
wage warfare among an assemblage of new stables managed by the Known and Unknown;
willing to spill fresh blood, while carving their destiny during 15 Rounds of contest
driven combat to be known as the "Illis Incredibly Diabolical Delarq Death Fest".
     A lone cloaked figure huddled by lamplight in a remote outpost near the
crossroads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen; feverishly formulating the foundational
framework for the dawning of the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59, complete with
Gladiatorial Commission sanctioned prizes to promote the growing thirst for a Delarq
Slow Arena Death Festival.

     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round debuts the first turn immediately following the
Summer 2004 F2F Tourney and continues through the completion of 15 consecutive
rounds.
     Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys
DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]:

Death Fest Scoring Format:
Win =3D +2 pts
Loss =3D -1 pt
Kill =3D +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Death =3D -3 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Dark Arena Kill =3D +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Dark Arena Death =3D -5 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]

Revenged Blood Feud =3D +5 pts [successful Revenged Blood Feud provides Death Fest
contestants the opportunity to cancel out 3 pts for Death and 1 pt for Loss; while
gaining +1 pt overall for the Revenged Blood Feud in addition to the +2 pts for Win]

    DEATH FEST PRIZES will be awarded to the Top Ten Death Fest Stables on the basis
of Total Points*** accumulated during the 15 rounds of competition as follows:

1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1 (one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
Final Round to be revealed by RSI to each of the Top Ten Death Fest Stables
2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters and NPCs [yet to be determined according to how
many DA Monsters and NPCs are available in DM 59 for Renaming]
3.  The Top Five Death Fest Stables will receive New Team Rollup Certificates as
follows:  1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (4) and 5th (2)
4.  Renaming Illis Arena for 6 months plus Receiving 6 months Free Play courtesy of
RSI will be awarded to the manager of the 1st Place Death Fest Stable
5.  Discussions are underway regarding a possible Special Award granted to the Illis
Iron Stable qualifiers who compete in 67 of a possible 75 fights during the course of
the 15 consecutive rounds of the Death Fest [Key Factor is How Many (?) stables will
be competing in the Death Fest without drawing away participation by current managers
in the remaining slow arenas!]  Therefore, it is important for all managers entering
stables in DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest to contact RSI as soon as possible
regarding their participation in this contest so that a Final Ruling on the proposed
Illis Iron Stable Award can be issued by RSI.

***TieBreaker is determined on the Final Round by the DM 59 Newsletter Recognition
Rankings.  The stable with the Highest Ranked Active Gladiator is granted the
decision.  [Example: Warrior A and Warrior B are both listed in the Recognition
Rankings with 87 pts; however, because Warrior A is listed in the Recognition
Rankings ahead of Warrior B, then Warrior A is granted the TieBreaker Decision for
His/Her stable!]

     Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!]  Each Delarq Death
Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 pts added to His/Her opening round score.
     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to the proposed award awaiting RSI
approval!]  Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75
fights during the 15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final
overall score [this allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of
competition; plus up to 3 additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups
from Deaths suffered either in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59
over the course of 15 rounds of competition!]

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BIG SLICK was viciously butchered by JAKON STARSTRIKE in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
AMBASSADOR KOSH was killed by KOLDIS THE CRAFTY in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
DEANNA TROI was dispatched by LORD TEV GREENHEART in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BETTER OFF DEAD was butchered by RORIK STEELFIST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PSYCHO SCIENTOLOGIST was butchered by SOLARIN THE SILENT in a 1 minute brawl.
HAMMER OF THE GERBIL was slain by DEVERIL THE DARING in a 1 minute struggle.
DAME was easily killed by SOLARIN THE SILENT in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
BLUE FALCON won victory over MACSEN in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
CATAPHASIA vanquished THIRD OMEN in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CASEOPEIA was viciously subdued by ZEP in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
FLATLINER was beaten by SECOND OMEN in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
TROLLOC demolished DIANE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
HOMOCULOUS devastated BESSEMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
DARK KNUCKLES bested PO'KIN OUT in a 1 minute bloody Challenge bout.
PANDORA was handily defeated by SERENGETI in a 2 minute gory uneven Title fight.
PSYCHO REAVER bested TURTLEHEAD in a 1 minute duel.
BUCK ROGERS handily defeated TUCKS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
HELLION devastated THETAS TOMAN in a 1 minute brutal one-sided brawl.
CRAZY D demolished PUNCHING BAG in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
ED was overpowered by SMASH THE TERRIBLE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
SINBAD was bested by KORUAK SIN in a popular 1 minute bout.
ROWDY vanquished RODMOSIS in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided match.
SLIMEBUCKET was viciously subdued by KORVAK CIN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute fray.
RUNONSENTENCE killed DANIEL JACKSON in a slow 13 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  14 -  1      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         STRIKING ATTACK   43 -  33 -  4      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  34 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  23 -  1      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  19 -  1      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  25 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  22 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  10 -  0       9  |

Turn 501 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     3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SERENGETI 5627             20   9  0  101 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZEP 1331                   14   5  0  101 IRON BROTHERS (147)
TOTAL PARRY      CASEOPEIA 5643             14  11  0   87 SCIENCE FICTION (456)
AIMED BLOW       SECOND OMEN 5642           10   5  1   80 DARK PANTHEON (317)
LUNGING ATTACK   CATAPHASIA 5873             8   1  0   66 SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)
BASHING ATTACK   TROLLOC 5942                8   0  0   65 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLATLINER 5874              6   3  0   64 SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SERENGETI 5627.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was AMBASSADOR KOSH 5801.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZEP 1331, KORVAK 
CIN 5090, SECOND OMEN 5642, SERENGETI 5627, KORUAK SIN 5091, ROWDY 5968, BLUE FALCON 
5911, CATAPHASIA 5873, HOMOCULOUS 5798, and CRAZY D 5948.

The least popular fighter this week was RUNONSENTENCE 5774.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DANIEL JACKSON 5981, ED 5950, PUNCHING BAG 5960, TUCKS 5755, 
PO'KIN OUT 5939, BESSEMER 1339, DIANE 5673, DAME 5994, PSYCHO SCIENTOLOGIST 5988, and 
SLIMEBUCKET 5971.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLOOD TITAN 3509 (159-94-9)           10  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
GLENCOE 4341 (146-61-5)                7  3  0         PARTY TIME           
HAMMER OF THE GODS 3311 (162-86-9)     3  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
DEMON DANCER 3964 (67-62-4)            1  4  0         DARK PANTHEON        
KEYSER 4340 (124-54-2)                 1  4  0         PARTY TIME           
WHIRLING FURY 3891 (182-56-5)          1  4  0         DARK PANTHEON        
FORGEMASTER 1731 (83-67-5)             0  5  0         SILENT RHYTHM        

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PHOENIX 4794 (78-40-2)                13  3  0         RESURRECTION         
DEMONFANG 4891 (76-56-4)               6  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
DARK SHADOW 3671 (54-35-2)             1  4  0         MYSTIC LODGE         
JOAN THE GODDESS 2761 (10-0-0)         1  4  0         CHEWEMUP SPITEMOUT   
POWERLUNGERITIS 1504 (59-51-0)         0  5  0         MORBID FASCINATION   
SINISTER MIDGET 5113 (39-55-5)         0  5  0         LOOK OUT BELOW       

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOURNIQUET 3990 (47-35-1)              5  3  0         MYSTIC LODGE         
ARCH-ANGEL 3670 (59-24-1)              1  3  0         MYSTIC LODGE         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRAY WIND 5201 (19-19-1)               1  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DARK THUNDER 5397 (14-5-0)             1  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RED FUSION 5480 (18-5-0)               6  3  0         IT'S NEW!            
Y 4795 (6-0-0)                         2  3  0         RESURRECTION         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MISS AN THROPE 2956 (9-4-1)            2  3  0         STREET URCHINS       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FOX 5388 (7-10-1)                      5  3  0         SUPER BASH BROTHERS  
SECOND OMEN 5642 (8-5-1)               5  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
FAT MAN 5752 (10-9-1)                  3  3  0         JETHRO'S TOOLS       
SPIDERMAN 5622 (3-3-0)                 2  3  0         SUPER HEROES         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CATAPHASIA 5873 (5-1-0)                9  3  0         SKARMY OF DARKNESS   
BLUE FALCON 5911 (6-1-0)               8  3  0         BATTLE BEASTS        
POLYMORPHOUS 4285 (5-3-0)              5  3  0         MULTISYLLABIC        
BATGIRL 5623 (5-1-0)                   4  3  0         SUPER HEROES         
THIRD OMEN 5862 (3-2-0)                3  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
GREEN MACHINE 5631 (1-2-0)             1  3  0         TWISTED PSYCHOSIS    
HOMOCULOUS 5798 (7-3-0)                1  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MC SOY CHAI 5785 (0-0-0)               7  2  0  DEAD   STR8 OUTTA ROCKRIDGE 
SATAN CLAUS 5878 (4-0-0)               8  3  0         HOLIDAY HORRORS      
RUNONSENTENCE 5774 (0-0-0)             7  3  0         GRAMMAR?!            
BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877 (3-1-1)       5  3  0         HOLIDAY HORRORS      
MAJOR CARTER 5929 (0-4-0)              0  2  0  DEAD   SCIENCE FICTION      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MASTICATION 5126 (0-0-0)               7  3  0         MULTISYLLABIC        
CRONUS DE OMEGUS 5952 (0-0-0)          4  3  1         WAR TALISMAN         
RED RIGHT HAND 5953 (0-0-0)            4  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
NEFARIOUS RUNT 5350 (0-0-0)            1  2  0  DEAD   LOOK OUT BELOW       
JEREMY THE MAD 5956 (0-0-0)            1  3  0         DARK MERCURY         
PROFESSOR LONGHAIR 5927 (0-0-0)        1  3  0         DOWN HOME BLUES      

ELIGIBLES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RATTLER 4484 (50-26-2)                 0  3  0         MYSTIC LODGE         

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WARCHILD 5754 (11-8-1)                 1  3  0         JETHRO'S TOOLS       
ZONE 4547 (7-1-0)                      1  3  0         CONTROL              
ZEP 1331 (12-4-0)                      0  3  0         IRON BROTHERS        

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLATLINER 5874 (5-1-0)                 1  3  0         SKARMY OF DARKNESS   

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TROLLOC 5942 (4-0-0)                   0  3  0         BATTLE BEASTS