Date   : 07/02/2004    Duedate: 07/15/2004


DM-6    TURN-503

This Weeks Top Honors


(6-1331) [15-6-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZEP                            HELLION
IRON BROTHERS (147)            SCOUNDRELS (517)
(6-1331) [15-6-0,111]          (6-5967) [3-1-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZEP                            ZEP
IRON BROTHERS (147)            IRON BROTHERS (147)
(6-1331) [15-6-0,111]          (6-1331) [15-6-0,111]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK PANTHEON (317)         39
2. NIGHT TRAIN (497)           38      BATTLE BEASTS (464)
3. SCIENCE FICTION (456)       35      Unchartered Team
4. DARK PREDECESSORS (524)     32
5. IRON BROTHERS (147)         26      CLAN BATTLEAXE 3 (441)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CLAN BATTLEAXE 3 (441)     5   0  0  100   1/ 1 BATTLE BEASTS (464)       8  4 0
 2- 2*GRAMMAR?! (501)            1   0  1  100   2/10 SCIENCE FICTION (456)     7  5 1
 3/ 5 BATTLE BEASTS (464)      160  99  6 61.8   3/ 2 DARK PANTHEON (317)       6  6 1
 4/ 9*SCOUNDRELS (517)           8   6  0 57.1   4/ 8 NIGHT TRAIN (497)         6  7 1
 5/ 8 DARK PANTHEON (317)      426 330 26 56.3   5/ 4*CLAN BATTLEAXE 3 (441)    5  0 0
 6/ 6 SUPER HEROES (492)        24  20  1 54.5   6/ 9 SUPER HEROES (492)        5  5 1
 7-10 SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)  14  12  0 53.8   7/ 6*SCOUNDRELS (517)          4  2 0
 8/ 4*DARK PENNACLE (521)        4   4  1 50.0   8/ 5*DARK PENNACLE (521)       4  4 1
 9/11 SCIENCE FICTION (456)    145 147 10 49.7   9/ 3 IRON BROTHERS (147)       4 11 0
10/13 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      93 124  6 42.9  10-13*GRAMMAR?! (501)           1  0 1
11/14 IRON BROTHERS (147)       45  68  4 39.8  11/ 0*DARK PREDECESSORS (524)   1  4 0
12/12 CROSS BREED (467)         11  17  1 39.3  12-11 SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)  1  4 0
13/15 NIGHT TRAIN (497)        220 346 24 38.9  13/12 CROSS BREED (467)         1  6 0
14/ 0*DARK PREDECESSORS (524)    1   4  0 20.0  14/ 7 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      1 11 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #9 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Delarquan Edition

Old Valamantis and away:

     Smeds and Shamu didn't wait for the others to solve THEIR problems, they set out
for the mountains and Khalhums, by way of Mordant and Caer, hitching a ride on a
wagon full of tanned hides.
     Shamu sprawled on the pile of leather and grimaced as the wagon jolted into and
out of a pothole.  Both Dwarves bounced and rolled.  "This is just about
     "It could be worse," Smeds offered.  "They could be GREEN hides instead of
tanned ones!"
     "Yuck," the Cliffhomer said absently.  "But that wasn't what I meant--the road.
How can we expect to send dozens, maybe even scores of wagons over a road like this?
They'd be shaken to bits if they hurried, and the ice would melt if they didn't."
     "These are the roads we've got to work with," Smeds answered.  "And they aren't
THAT bad."  An especially deep set of ruts sent them bounding wildly over the back of
the wagon.  "Okay, maybe they ARE that bad, but they're STILL the roads we have to
work with."  He was silent for a moment, then shrugged--and grabbed for the side of
the wagon as it rocked and tilted over more ruts.  "This wouldn't be so bad if we
hadn't had two weeks of rain to make really big muddy ruts, and then a couple of
months dry, you know.  Maybe if it rains again--"
     "Oh, joy, wagons stuck in the mud from Khalhums to Valamantis."  Shamu frowned
at the road and at the forest passing on the left (the Feyranse River was on the
right).  There was nothing like a technical problem to get a Dwarf thinking.  "We
need to corduroy the road.  There are trees enough.  Organize parties to work out of
Mordant in both directions, and the road might be passable by the time the ice wagons
are coming down."
     "A corduroy road won't last," Smeds warned, "not where the ground's as wet as it
is here.  The logs will rot."
     "It'll last all summer, at least, and that's all we need.  If we haven't gotten
enough cold water to Old Valamantis to wash out those bloodstains by then, we're
going to be in too much trouble to worry about the road."
     Smeds sighed and then laughed.  "I can't BELIEVE we're taking Debby Tonte's
advice on this!"
     "Well, nobody else had any suggestions at all."

     Nobody paid attention to them when they entered the resurrected city of Old
Valamantis, but that wasn't reassuring.  There were a lot of people around, more than
they'd expected, and somebody SHOULD be paying attention.
     "It's a trap," Ka D'Argo muttered.  "They know something we don't.  Something
that means we're walking right into the frying pan."
     "So what?" Goblin asked.  "We know something THEY don't, too.  Something that
means anybody who attacks US is in for a really big surprise."  The Kaltosian
gladiator fingered his sword and bared his pointed teeth in a hungry grin.  "I hope
they start something SOON."
     "I don't," Sputter grumbled.  "Better to put off till tomorrow the blows you can
avoid today.  And spells are even worse."
     "They won't attack us until we get near the arena," Tensekai said.  The Silver
Mage squinted at the sky, which was a dome of glaring white haze, and then at the
battered wall of the Bloodgames arena looming over the lesser structures a mile away.
"Okay, they might attack physically before then, but...I think they'd rather have our
blood spilled close to the center of their spell-working."
     "So our blood can feed their spells, too?  Great, just great.  What I always
wanted to do," Lavender Lance said.  She sighed heavily.  "And I'm SURE they won't
appreciate us properly."  She drew herself up into a stance that had made more than
one male gladiator falter at the wrong moment as pearly flesh strained against violet
lace.  "I've heard that wizards are BLIND to the finer nuances."
     Tensekai coughed and wrenched his gaze away, blushing.  "Not all of us," he said
in a strangled voice.  "Not...BLIND, anyway."

     "I really don't think we should be doing this," Alta Chess muttered.  She looked
back over her shoulder at the patchwork wall of modern Valamantis longingly.  "I
don't WANT to be doing this...."
     "Nonsense!  Don't be such a coward, Alta," Chip Enser said.  "This is ADVENTURE.
Things are HAPPENING in Old Valamantis.  Do you want to be nothing more than a
     "Wizard things," his teammate countered.  "And what do we know about wizard
stuff?  Yeah, I'd lots rather be just a spectator.  Lots rather."
     "There's gladiators involved in this; it isn't ALL wizards.  And not all of them
are Lord Protectors, either."  Chip sighed ostentatiously.  "I suppose I couldn't
expect better from a GIRL.  But we can at least get close enough to WATCH, can't we?"

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

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

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

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

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TRANSEL brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  If this keeps up, KREWE OF DRUID, 
you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 7 in the rankings?  
SCIENCE FICTION turned their 4-1-1 turn into a 2nd place rank in the listings this 
turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 
4-0-1 is nice, but don't get cocky, NIGHT TRAIN, the Fates teach humility, and the 
Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see THIRD OMEN win a 
fight and gain 21 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, TURTLEHEAD beat !BATMAN! and !BATMAN! 
lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  SERENGETI challenged ZEP for TRANSEL's 
Title this turn, and guess what happened?  And it's out with the old, in with the 
new, as ZEP takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, 
heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to 
know what's new, don't you, TRANSEL?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  TRANSEL, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
BATTLE BEASTS the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it 
looks like DARK PREDECESSORS avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would 
be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  ZEP was challenged more times this turn than the 
Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  BATGIRL was challenged by 
one of BATTLE BEASTS' warriors this turn, with BLUE FALCON having a lead of 23 points 
going into the fight.  And sorry to say, BLUE FALCON bested BATGIRL, leaving a bad 
feeling with the crowd.  I think exploitive snob is the term I'm looking for.  Now 
look at this.  TROLLOC challenged down 19 against SCIENCE FICTION's BUCK ROGERS.  
What a weasel!  Question now is, will TRANSEL accept this sort of tacky behavior?  
TROLLOC beating BUCK ROGERS.  The insult, the....yech!  Now here's guts and stupidity 
all rolled into one, PSYCHO REAVER challenged up 28 to take on HOMOCULOUS of DARK 
PANTHEON.  And, oof!  PSYCHO REAVER saw stars around his helmet, after losing the 
fight, and disappointing the crowds, I might add.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for TRANSEL's 
morgue.  More variety.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  DIANE, a glorious 10-16-1 
fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad KREWE OF DRUID.  Honor is like a chainmail 
shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me 
on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in TRANSEL to get a drink than The Sultan's 
Tent!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have 
too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad to see the back of this place-- 
Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEP 1331                     15   6  0   111       IRON BROTHERS (147)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASEOPEIA 5643               16  11  0    95       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 PANDORA 5459                 23  25  0    94       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 SERENGETI 5627               21  10  0    93       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 TROLLOC 5942                 10   0  0    92       BATTLE BEASTS (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RABID PROPHET 5438            6   1  0    83       CROSS BREED (467)
 SECOND OMEN 5642             11   6  1    76       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 HOMOCULOUS 5798              10   4  0    71       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 BUCK ROGERS 5928              5   3  1    71       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 BLUE FALCON 5911             10   3  0    68       BATTLE BEASTS (464)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CATAPHASIA 5873               8   2  0    66       SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)
 SPIDERMAN 5622                5   3  1    59       SUPER HEROES (492)
 THIRD OMEN 5862               5   4  1    59       DARK PANTHEON (317)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACSEN 1256                  11  13  0    51       IRON BROTHERS (147)
 TURTLEHEAD 5938               6   4  3    46       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
 BATGIRL 5623                  5   3  0    46       SUPER HEROES (492)
-FLATLINER 5874                6   4  0    44       SKARMY OF DARKNESS (506)
 PSYCHO REAVER 5441            3   2  0    37       CROSS BREED (467)
 CRAZY D 5948                  6   3  0    35       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
 HELLION 5967                  3   1  0    35       SCOUNDRELS (517)
 BESSEMER 1339                 7  13  0    34       IRON BROTHERS (147)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORUAK SIN 5091               3   0  0    33       CLAN BATTLEAXE 3 (441)
-KORVAK CIN 5090               2   0  0    33       CLAN BATTLEAXE 3 (441)
 !BATMAN! 5758                 3   2  0    26       SUPER HEROES (492)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUNONSENTENCE 5774            1   0  1    22       GRAMMAR?! (501)
 PO'KIN OUT 5939               5   5  1    21       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
 ROWDY 5968                    3   1  0    20       SCOUNDRELS (517)
 GREEN HORNET 6024             1   0  0    20       SUPER HEROES (492)
-DARK SPIRE 6004               1   0  0    17       DARK PENNACLE (521)
 BIALAR CRAIS 6017             1   0  0    14       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 TUCKS 5755                    3   4  0    13       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 SINBAD 5958                   3   3  0    12       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 CRAPONDECK 6014               1   1  0    12       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
-SOUL COLLECTOR 6006           1   0  1    11       DARK PENNACLE (521)
 SUPERMAN 5788                 1   1  0    10       SUPER HEROES (492)
 CHRISTINA BILLOTTE 6028       1   0  0    10       DARK PREDECESSORS (524)
 UHURA 6016                    1   0  0    10       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 SLIMEBUCKET 5971              2   2  0     9       SCOUNDRELS (517)
 BLOOD RAYNE 6008              1   1  0     9       DARK PENNACLE (521)
 RYGEL XVI 6015                1   0  1     6       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 SOUL ASSASSIN 6005            1   1  0     4       DARK PENNACLE (521)
 EMILY THE STRANGE 6027        0   1  0     1       DARK PREDECESSORS (524)
 SKINWALKER 6033               0   1  0     1       DARK PANTHEON (317)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BUMBLE-FINGERS 529     0  1 0   1                   PO'KIN OUT 5939       503 NONE    
DA2 6000               1  1 0 BATTLE BEASTS 464     GRANITE GARGOYLE 554  503 NONE    
PROPHET OF ILLUS 6032  0  1 0 CROSS BREED 467       VAREN D'KENSIS 551    503 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLECH 6030             0  1 0 CROSS BREED 467       KOLDIS THE CRAFTY 549 503 NONE    
JR. DARK KNIGHT 6007   0  2 0 DARK PENNACLE 521     LORD TEV GREENHEA 552 503 NONE    
THE SCREW 6026         0  1 0 DARK PREDECESSORS 524 DEVERIL THE DARIN 553 503 NONE    
KNIGHTING GALE 6025    0  1 0 DARK PREDECESSORS 524 RYGEL XVI 6015        503         
ED 5950                1  5 0 IRON BROTHERS 147     RORIK STEELFIST 550   503 NONE    
PUNCHING BAG 5960      1  3 0 IRON BROTHERS 147     DEVERIL THE DARIN 553 503 NONE    
DIANE 5673            10 17 1 KREWE OF DRUID 369    THIRD OMEN 5862       503         
ORPHEUS 5957           0  2 0 KREWE OF DRUID 369    TURTLEHEAD 5938       499 NOT REVE
DANIEL JACKSON 5981    0  1 0 SCIENCE FICTION 456   RUNONSENTENCE 5774    501         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sensei Jan -- You just keep doing what you are doing, and encourage all these new
players as much as possible.  It is nice that you take the time.  I have helped
hundreds of players in my 21 years of play, and sadly only a handful like yourself
ever made an effort to pass it on.  And when you are ready for Primus, you come and
see me. -- Doc Steele

Rude Buddha -- Just make sure you make it back to Transel.  We are just starting to
get this place turned around again.  You are a welcome addition.  I'll be at the F2F,
so I'll see you there. -- Doc Steele

Cataphasia -- It is never personal.  Just keep that in mind as we fight on. -- Doc

Rude Buddha -- Hope you return soon!  Winning against your team is a real challenge!
-- Sensei Jan

Zep -- Thought you'd put up a bit more of a fight than that!  But, good show anyway.
I'll try to give you a rematch before I leave. -- Serengeti

Din -- I take it that Dark Penicle is your team?  You had a good turn, sorry about
the loss to DA2.  As you may guess from the name, that is where he is going...figured
I might be able to get a win or two fore I send him.  Better not press my luck, so
I'll DA now. -- Sensei Jan

Captured Orc -- Oh that's right, you are dead.  I really enjoyed slicing your throat
and body to ribbons.  You dirty stinking low life. -- !Spiderman!

Ed -- Sorry about your bad luck.  But then again I'm Superman you know!  This isn't
my first fight.  Better luck next time. -- !Superman!

Crazy D -- !Batman! is here.  Did someone call me?  I was wondering.  Thank you for
the skills. -- !Batman!

Buck Rogers -- Yeah you beat me.  A bully guy, picking on a girl.  Batgirl, that is. 
Maybe I will talk to !Batman! so he can come see you soon.  He will avenge my loss to
you. -- !Batgirl!

Sensei Jan -- Are you still mad?  I really hope not.  It has been over a year now.  I
thought in DM we are allowed to talk some smack when we beat a manager who has been
in the game for a while.  If not, I have really wasted my money in this game.  DM is
about having fun, learning styles and role-playing, isn't it?  If a manager beats me
and he has only been in the game a few months, and talks stuff, so what!  Maybe one
day we can talk again. -- Wally
P.S.  By the way, congrats on Serengeti getting DM again!  
P.P.S.  The advice on the W.S. helped, by the way.

All -- Super Heroes will be back soon.  I am out of gold.  And it is hard to get.  I
am in the process of selling teams.  Maybe even this team if no gold is found. --
Unforgiven, mgr. Super Heroes

Jan -- Well I seem to have found my way back home.  Had fun being on the road, but I
guess I should get back to running my team here.  Take your advice on almost
everything.  You know us rookies have to see why you should do things one way and not
the other, so no more 6 witters for me. -- Liam the Goth, mgr. Dark Predecessors

Super Heroes -- Welcome back Unforgiven (Wally?), hope you are planning to stay and
give more life to Transel. -- Liam the Goth

Jan -- Let's see, first Vizzerdix then Grizzly Adams, Spongebob, Medusa and now
Serengeti as Duelmaster.  That's a whole team since I started, wow. -- Liam

Sinbad -- Good fight, lucky first turn? -- Dark Spire

Clan Battleaxe -- Welcome to Transel, see you are in Dwes Eg as well, Reaver an
impressive fighter. -- Liam

Jan -- You should have done me the favor; Jr. Dark Knight was begging to be killed.
Thank you for the move charts. -- Dincuru Fendagnor

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

     "You drive a hard bargain Hammer," responded Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul, "but the 
Gladiatorial Commission has agreed to re-open DM 58 Delarq Tor as a Slow Arena 
exclusively for a period of six months to those Death Fest contestants who fight 
their stables at least 67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death 
Fest; on the condition that at least 20 stables qualify for the Illis Iron Stable 
Award at the conclusion of the Death Fest and those qualifying managers send a New 
Stable to DM 58 Delarq Tor without Cannibalizing their participation in the other 
arenas where they have active stables!"
     Hammer felt a certain sense of satisfaction as he studied the ghoulish grin 
spreading across the face of Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul; proud Arena Master of the once 
dying Illis Arena, as the DM 59 Arena Authority signed the Gladiatorial Commission 
papers authenticating the arrangement agreed upon by the two parties presiding.
     "You and the Gladiatorial Commission also drive a hard bargain," Hammer replied 
as he reflected upon the prospects of Delarq Tor DM 58 being re-opened as a Slow 
Arena with at least 20 New Stables by the Managers who fight their stables at least 
67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death Fest. "I also notice the 
clause that for Delarq Tor to be open Exclusively for 6 months to the New Stables 
managed by the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners that there must be at least 15 stables 
Active each cycle. That is a fair bargain for the opportunity to battle for the 
Duelmaster Throne each of those six months before Other New Stables are allowed to 
enter Delarq Tor."
     This was a Golden Opportunity for both Veteran and Newbie Managers to pave a new 
frontier of Delarq history by qualifying their Death Fest stables in DM 59 with 67 
fights out of a possible 75; then for the price of running a stable in a Regular 
Arena, continuing to be Active in DM 59 and sending a New Team Roll Up to be a part 
of "History in the Making" when Delarq Tor would re-open for its First Turn as a Slow 
Arena on November 3rd, 2005.
     Death Fest would conclude on T-186 August 25th, 2005 allowing the Illis Iron 
Stable Award Winners enough time to be registered with the Gladiatorial Commission; 
whereupon they would be able to submit a New Team Roll Up to the GC to start a New 
Stable in Delarq Tor; be able to fight those New Gladiators in the Rookies 2005 Fall 
Mailer Tourney; then begin competing for the DM 58 Duelmasters Throne in Delarq Tor 
right out of the gate with the November 3rd 2005 T-1 Debut Opening Round.
     Hammer of the First Part had also negotiated with Lord Na-Zul of the Second Part 
an agreement that All 10 Dark Arena Monsters and 17 NPCs Characters be re-named by 
the Top Ten Death Fest Finishers. [See DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by 
Hammer for the complete listing of Dark Arena Monsters/NPCs and the Official Death 
Fest Designation for which Top Ten Finishers re-name which characters!]
     Lord Na-Sul could not hide his delight at the prospects of Death being re-
delivered to his once dying arena during the Delarq Death Fest; the DM 59 Arena 
Master agreed that these Death Fest Prizes were but a Small Exchange in Comparison to 
the Profits to be made by the local Illis business merchants and surrounding 
community from the Anticipated Influx into Illis by the Veteran and Newbie 
Managers/Gladiators/Stables seeking to make History in the Delarq Death Fest.
     Nor could Hammer conceal his jubilation regarding the Call Across Alistari being 
Answered to Cross Blades and Match Wits with the Devious, the Diabolical, the 
Dangerous and the Down Challenging who were being drawn to the Delarq Death Fest to 
Fulfill their Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     REMEMBER: Death Fest begins July 29th T-172 with 25 points being awarded to 
those who write a minimum 15 paragraph Team Spotlight [including Stable Name & 
Managerial Alias in the Storyline!] for the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter [So Make Sure HAL 
Does Not Eat any Lengthy Sentences that are Emailed without Proper Formatting; and 
the RSI Typist has Plenty of Time to Type Any Hand Written Spotlights; Lest Ye 
Discover 0 Points Awarded for a Missing or Incomplete T-172 Team Spotlight!]
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"  -- Hammer/Death Fest 
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension 
Family in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ED was viciously butchered by RORIK STEELFIST in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
JR. DARK KNIGHT was murdered by LORD TEV GREENHEART in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
PUNCHING BAG was assassinated by DEVERIL THE DARING in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA2 was butchered by GRANITE GARGOYLE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THE SCREW was slain by DEVERIL THE DARING in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
PROPHET OF ILLUSION was butchered by VAREN D'KENSIS in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
PATRICIA MORRISON was viciously butchered by LORD TEV GREENHEART in a 1 minute match.
BLECH was put to death by KOLDIS THE CRAFTY in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLUE FALCON won victory over BATGIRL in a action packed 1 minute Challenge duel.
SERENGETI was savagely defeated by ZEP in a 2 minute expert's Challenge Title duel.
TROLLOC savagely defeated BUCK ROGERS in a popular 2 minute gory Challenge melee.
SECOND OMEN demolished MACSEN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
PSYCHO REAVER was devastated by HOMOCULOUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
KORUAK SIN handily defeated BESSEMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
BLOOD RAYNE was vanquished by CRAZY D in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
PANDORA was outwaited by CASEOPEIA in a unpopular 21 minute veteran's fray.
SPIDERMAN devastated HELLION in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
DIANE was executed by THIRD OMEN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
!BATMAN! was overpowered by TURTLEHEAD in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SINBAD was overcome by ROWDY in a 2 minute competition.
PO'KIN OUT delivered the death blow upon BUMBLE-FINGERS in a 2 minute bout.
TUCKS was defeated by CRAPONDECK in a 2 minute duel.
SLIMEBUCKET subdued EMILY THE STRANGE in a 3 minute beginner's bout.
SOUL ASSASSIN was vanquished by BIALAR CRAIS in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
SUPERMAN was defeated by UHURA in a 6 minute gory novice's match.
KNIGHTING GALE was dispatched by RYGEL XVI in a 2 minute novice's match.
GREEN HORNET vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHRISTINA BILLOTTE demolished SKINWALKER in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  28 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         AIMED BLOW        11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  18 -  2      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  19 -  2      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   40 -  37 -  4      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  22 -  2      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  22 -  0      31  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  25 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  10 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 503 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ZEP 1331                   15   6  0  111 IRON BROTHERS (147)
TOTAL PARRY      CASEOPEIA 5643             16  11  0   95 SCIENCE FICTION (456)
WALL OF STEEL    SERENGETI 5627             21  10  0   93 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
BASHING ATTACK   TROLLOC 5942               10   0  0   92 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
AIMED BLOW       SECOND OMEN 5642           11   6  1   76 DARK PANTHEON (317)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOMOCULOUS 5798            10   4  0   71 DARK PANTHEON (317)
SLASHING ATTACK  HELLION 5967                3   1  0   35 SCOUNDRELS (517)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZEP 1331.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ZEP 1331.  The ten other most popular fighters were TROLLOC 5942, SECOND OMEN 5642, 
5948, SINBAD 5958, and THE SCREW 6026.

The least popular fighter this week was PANDORA 5459.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CASEOPEIA 5643, UHURA 6016, SKINWALKER 6033, KNIGHTING GALE 6025, SOUL 
ASSASSIN 6005, SLIMEBUCKET 5971, !BATMAN! 5758, DIANE 5673, HELLION 5967, and BLOOD 
RAYNE 6008.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ZEP (6-1331) IRON BROTHERS (147)