DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-507

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SECOND OMEN
DARK PANTHEON (317)
(6-5642) [14-7-2,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SECOND OMEN                    SATAN CLAUS
DARK PANTHEON (317)            HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
(6-5642) [14-7-2,101]          (6-5878) [7-0-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MACSEN                         HOMOCULOUS
IRON BROTHERS (147)            DARK PANTHEON (317)
(6-1256) [13-15-0,71]          (6-5798) [12-5-0,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK PREDECESSORS (524)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ICU (526)                   55
2. DARK PANTHEON (317)         38      DARK PANTHEON (317)
3. KREWE OF DRUID (369)        32      Unchartered Team
4. HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)        8
5. DARK PREDECESSORS (524)      2      ICU (526)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*ICU (526)                  5   0  0  100   1/ 1*DARK PREDECESSORS (524)   9  5 0
 2- 2*GRAMMAR?! (501)            2   0  1  100   2/ 5*HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)     6  0 0
 3/ 3*HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)     14   2  1 87.5   3- 2 BATTLE BEASTS (464)       6  3 1
 4- 4*BRIGHT PANTHEON (527)      4   1  0 80.0   4/ 0*ICU (526)                 5  0 0
 5- 5 BATTLE BEASTS (464)      168 105  7 61.5   5/ 3 DARK PANTHEON (317)       5  3 0
 6/ 6 DARK PANTHEON (317)      434 334 27 56.5   6/ 4 IRON BROTHERS (147)       5  8 0
 7/ 7*DARK PREDECESSORS (524)   11  10  0 52.4   7/ 9 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      5 10 1
 8-10*HOLE IN THE WALL (520)     1   1  0 50.0   8- 6*BRIGHT PANTHEON (527)     4  1 0
 9-11 SCIENCE FICTION (456)    148 152 10 49.3   9-11 CROSS BREED (467)         1  0 0
10/12 KREWE OF DRUID (369)      98 137  7 41.7  10-12*GRAMMAR?! (501)           1  0 0
11-13 CROSS BREED (467)         12  17  1 41.4  11-13*HOLE IN THE WALL (520)    1  1 0
12/14 IRON BROTHERS (147)       52  77  4 40.3  12- 8 SCIENCE FICTION (456)     1  2 0
13/15 NIGHT TRAIN (497)        224 358 25 38.5  13/ 7 NIGHT TRAIN (497)         1 11 0
14-16*YFEL STEORRA (519)         0   2  0  0.0  14-16*YFEL STEORRA (519)        0  2 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 502): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 388): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 507): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 503): GROTESQUE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 502): FRIED TWINKIE of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 506): BLUE FALCON of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 503): GINGER of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 498): SIR PENT of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 490): LIPPS MCFRENZY of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 488): I ATE A PUTY TAT of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 462): HUGGY BEAR of SUICIDAL DREAMS (Bookie, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 453): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 198): ANGELOST of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 440): LIMPY TWO-SCREWS of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 388): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 184): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 172): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 338): BET OR NOT DIE of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 149): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 381): DR DAZZLE of PEPPER PRACTICE II from ANDOR (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 502): LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 388): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 507): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 503): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 502): JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 506): DARK PREDECESSORS (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 503): BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 498): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 490): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 488): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 462): THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 453): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 198): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 440): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 388): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 184): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 172): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 338): DEVIL'S MAYHEM (Dincuru Feadagnor?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 149): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 381): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 506): GRAPH of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 502): STANLEY'S CUP of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 502): FRIED TWINKIE of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 503): GINGER of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 498): SIR PENT of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
                           QUIETUS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           SIR PRISE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 490): GOUT GOUT of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                (turn 489): SWEATCAKE of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            POOPIEHEAD of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 488): I ATE A PUTY TAT of CARNAGE CANARIES (C. Canary, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 453): TEDIOUS TED of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 440): LIMPY TWO-SCREWS of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
               (turn 439): STUPID SEXY FLANDERS of I'M SO SEXY (Muffy, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 184): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 172): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
              (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 337): YOU of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 149): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail, mighty managers of Transel!  It was, of course, inevitable that I would become
Duelmaster.  Now to see how long I can hold it.  Not an easy chore.  Second Omen,
that was a fast and furious fight, and though I won, it was not how I thought I'd
win.  Now I can either challenge you again or go for Pandora.  Haven't made up my
mind yet.  You are fast and deadly.  But Pandora, despite her record, has a ton of
experience and might be a tough nut to crack.  Hmmm...I notice many a fine warrior
advancing up the ranks.  Satan Claus, Bloody Easter Bunny, Homoculous all have the
records to make a manager pause.  Good fighting and see you all upon the sands!
      Blue Falcon

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail TRANSEL!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for 
NIGHT TRAIN, whose 0-4-0 this turn dropped them by 6 into 13th.  HOLIDAY HORRORS 
stable has parlayed this turn's 2-0-0 into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This 
brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, guys!  On their very first turn, ICU had a 
5-0-0, and with this kind of luck or skill, should do well.  Welcome to TRANSEL.  And 
let's see, TUCKS fought CHRISTINA BILLOTTE and gained 20 points and contributed to 
KREWE OF DRUID's 2-3-1.  MACSEN has lost to THIRD OMEN, falling 16 points, while 
helping make IRON BROTHERS a 2-3-0 turn.  Due to his absence and inability to defend 
the throne, BLUE FALCON has lost the title of Duelmaster.  We should ask SECOND OMEN 
about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, 
he's now the one to ask.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Sultan's Tent?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  DARK PANTHEON has cause to stand 
tall, as they were TRANSEL's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And avoiding DARK PANTHEON more than any other team we find HOLIDAY 
HORRORS.  TRANSEL, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most 
challenged warrior this turn was KREWE OF DRUID's warrior PANDORA.  More fighters 
challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!  SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS had 
better have a good reason for challenging down 13 points in a TV challenge which he 
won.  I thought SATAN CLAUS showed great skill and promise when he beat TURTLEHEAD.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  The manager of DARK PREDECESSORS 
will not be pleased to learn that CHRISTINA BILLOTTE, a 4-0-0 fighter, has been 
killed at the hands of KREWE OF DRUID's TUCKS.  We'd like to remind certain teams not 
to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.  
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in TRANSEL and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SECOND OMEN 5642             14   7  2   101       DARK PANTHEON (317)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLUE FALCON 5911             13   3  0   117       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 PANDORA 5459                 24  28  0   100       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 HOMOCULOUS 5798              12   5  0   100       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-TROLLOC 5942                 11   2  0    92       BATTLE BEASTS (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RABID PROPHET 5438            6   1  0    83       CROSS BREED (467)
-SERENGETI 5627               22  11  0    81       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 THIRD OMEN 5862               8   5  1    81       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 MACSEN 1256                  13  15  0    71       IRON BROTHERS (147)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SATAN CLAUS 5878              7   0  0    60       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEMPUS 6074                   1   0  0    55       BRIGHT PANTHEON (527)
 TUCKS 5755                    5   6  1    49       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
-PSYCHO REAVER 5441            4   2  0    49       CROSS BREED (467)
 BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877      7   2  1    47       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
 TURTLEHEAD 5938               7   7  4    44       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
-MYSTRA 6076                   1   0  0    39       BRIGHT PANTHEON (527)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAZY D 5948                  7   6  0    33       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
-RUNONSENTENCE 5774            2   0  1    33       GRAMMAR?! (501)
 SINBAD 5958                   4   6  0    30       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 PO'KIN OUT 5939               5   9  1    25       NIGHT TRAIN (497)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UHURA 6016                    3   0  0    22       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 BEATRICE 6034                 2   1  0    22       IRON BROTHERS (147)
 GHOLAM 6038                   3   0  0    20       DARK PREDECESSORS (524)
 PYRITE 6056                   2   0  0    16       IRON BROTHERS (147)
 EMILY THE STRANGE 6027        2   2  0    15       DARK PREDECESSORS (524)
-SELUNE 6089                   1   0  0    15       BRIGHT PANTHEON (527)
 CAT SCAN 6062                 1   0  0    15       ICU (526)
-MASK 6068                     0   1  0    15       BRIGHT PANTHEON (527)
 IV DRIP 6061                  1   0  0    13       ICU (526)
 IRON LUNG 6060                1   0  0    13       ICU (526)
 CRAPONDECK 6014               3   3  0    12       NIGHT TRAIN (497)
-SHERE KAHN 6057               2   0  0    10       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
-COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002      1   0  0     9       HOLE IN THE WALL (520)
-BIALAR CRAIS 6017             2   1  0     8       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
 BED PAN 6064                  1   0  0     7       ICU (526)
 EKG 6063                      1   0  0     7       ICU (526)
-RYGEL XVI 6015                1   2  1     6       SCIENCE FICTION (456)
-WOLFHOUND 6042                1   2  1     6       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 SATURN 6046                   1   2  0     5       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 THE FORSAKEN 6052             1   2  0     5       DARK PREDECESSORS (524)
-DENIER 6088                   1   0  0     5       BRIGHT PANTHEON (527)
 HERMES 6045                   0   3  0     3       KREWE OF DRUID (369)
 MR. TO YOU 6035               0   3  0     3       IRON BROTHERS (147)
 BODYBAG 6055                  0   2  0     2       IRON BROTHERS (147)
-NATASHA IVANOVA 5984          0   1  0     1       YFEL STEORRA (519)
-AIAS TELAMONIOS 5983          0   1  0     1       YFEL STEORRA (519)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CHRISTINA BILLOT 6028  4  1 0 DARK PREDECESSORS 524 TUCKS 5755            507         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KNIGHTING GALE 6025    0  1 0 DARK PREDECESSORS 524 RYGEL XVI 6015        503 REVENGED
PUNCHIE 5999           0  1 0 HOLE IN THE WALL 520  WOLFHOUND 6042        505         
DIANE 5673            10 17 1 KREWE OF DRUID 369    THIRD OMEN 5862       503 NOT REVE
CASEOPEIA 5643        16 12 0 SCIENCE FICTION 456   SECOND OMEN 5642      504         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Arena Gods (or maybe the Unknown Spyreporter can answer this) -- Is there something
amiss in Alastari these days?  I see that a MASK lost to EMILY THE STRANGE, leaving
MASK with 15 points (for a loss) at 0-1-0 and Emily (with the win) at 1-2-0 with 7
points.  Huh?  And uhm...I see that TEMPUS got 55 (fifty-five??) points on his 1-0-0
record for beating THE FORSAKEN, who ended up with 4 points on the loss.  Again, HUH?
It makes MYSTRA's 1-0-0 record with 39 points for beating NATASHA IVANOVA (and
leaving her with 1 point on a 0-1-0) seem almost like an insult.  Now, I've been
playing off and on for about...oh...13 years, and I ain't never seen nothin' like
this.  Bright Pantheon ends up with a WHOPPING 129 points on its opening 4-1-0 turn?
For the last time, HUH!?! -- The Druid (scratching his head)

     I have passed your questions on to Customer Service. -- Ed.

Armalias Skyhawk -- Ask and I shall receive, hmm?  Great name for a team...this place
feels friendlier already (even if it is a Delarquan stronghold).  I'm sure the other
Pantheon will appreciate your play on words.  Welcome to the Arena.  You have made a
head-scratchingly spectacular debut here (with 129 points!?!?!?).  Sorry, but I just
had to ask the Spyreporter about it.  I am quite certain that is the largest ever
point gain in the history of Alastari (especially given the fact that it came on an
inaugural turn that didn't include an upset for the Duelmaster's spot).  Maybe that
Grey Witch on the Isle is fooling around with the space-time continuum again, or
maybe you guys paid someone off at the commission.  Either way, welcome.  Looking
forward to crossing swords with ya -- The Druid

Steaming Crap -- I'm like fine wine.  I will get better with time, whereas you will
simply rot away in your grave.  I'll remember you fondly when I'm sitting on the
throne 12 or so turns from now on (no, not THAT throne....) -- Hermes
P.S.  Nope, not what I expected at all.
P.P.S.  In case you haven't noticed, Pandora is the whopping GIRL of Transel already
(and a fine lookin' one at that).  I will be the one doing the whooping, thank you
very much.

Sensei Jan -- Teach them well that they may best you some day -- Druid
P.S.  If you are serious about having a Hall of Fame, I think I can name a few
warriors to fit that bill.  Atilla the Hun being at the top of the list.  TCed three
times and brought much glory to this city (and run by my brother who no longer
plays).

Trolloc -- Are you kidding me? -- Pandora (you might do better if you stopped staring
at my rather ample cleavage).

PS -- Sensei, you still sure you want to nominate him for the Hall of Fame?  He lost
to ME for goodness sakes! -- Pandora (Transel's best looking scum ever, and yet the
Druid keeps hoping that I'll die on the Sands.  Pout.)

Yfel Steorra and Hole in the Wall -- Welcome to Transel.  We need all the fodder we
can get around here. -- Krewe of Druid

Pandora -- Arrgghh!  I hate when a weapon breaks.  I guess I should carry a backup,
but my twisted manager enjoys seeing me in just a loincloth! -- Trolloc

Armalias -- I like the team name.  :)  Welcome to Transel! -- Sensei Jan and Battle
Beasts

Liam -- Wow, top team last turn!  That is great and a marked improvement.  Now the
true test...to keep that top team spot over and over and over.... -- Sensei Jan

Crapondeck -- That's what I get for challenging a fighter whose style I don't know.
Good fight and well deserved! -- Wolfhound

All -- Sorry about missing the ads last turn.  I don't like when people do not write
DM columns, so I suppose I deserved to lose the Throne for not writing one. -- Doc
Steele

Trolloc -- Well a good Striker and Basher stand between me and immortality, so I am
using all the tricks in the book to try and get this last win I need.  You and Falcon
are a very tough pair of warriors. -- Second Omen

Falcon -- Impressive, I don't know if I have ever lost to a Striker that I had a
chance to swing at before.  Congratulations on the Throne!  It will be interesting to
see if you push you luck with someone as fast as you with Ad Master attack, or just
direct that TV at the Total Parry for the easy win.  My If Challenged strategy awaits
you or Trolloc, so the decision will be yours. -- Second Omen

Armalias and "Bright Pantheon" -- They say imitation is the sincerest form of
flattery.  And while I am grateful for the compliment, I am even happier about your
return to glory.  This bold, no avoiding, swaggering Armalias is the manager I
remember when I thought of you as the only Andorian with a spine.  That was before
your unfortunate and unwarranted propaganda war against me in Arena 11, which lowered
you back to pond scum in my eyes.  Regardless, I am excited to have a non-avoiding
Andorian in my own backyard.  I have 2 warriors timed for tourneys in the lower
ranks, so spilling your blood will have to wait until after the Mail In.  I just did
not want you to lose interest and leave because you thought I did not appreciate your
presence here.  Welcome to Transel, my home away from Talcama!  Make yourself
comfortable and stay awhile. -- Doc Steele

Dark Pennacle and Dark Predecessors -- Welcome to Transel.  Perhaps you would like to
introduce yourselves as something a bit more specific than "managers of the Other
Dark Teams?"  Anyway, good luck and enjoy Transel. -- Doc Steele

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SATAN CLAUS bested TURTLEHEAD in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
TUCKS butchered CHRISTINA BILLOTTE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HERMES was narrowly defeated by GHOLAM in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge duel.
EMILY THE STRANGE overpowered BODYBAG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SECOND OMEN viciously subdued WEGERIN GREATBLADE in a 1 minute veteran's Title duel.
PANDORA was viciously subdued by HOMOCULOUS in a 4 minute one-sided competition.
MACSEN lost to THIRD OMEN in a popular 1 minute expert's duel.
BLOODY EASTER BUNNY won victory over CRAZY D in a popular 2 minute duel.
PO'KIN OUT was overpowered by SINBAD in a 1 minute uneven match.
CRAPONDECK was beaten by BEATRICE in a exciting 4 minute brutal fight.
MR. TO YOU was bested by BED PAN in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.
PYRITE subdued SATURN in a 1 minute amateur's match.
THE FORSAKEN was beaten by EKG in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.
IRON LUNG overpowered BUMBLE-FINGERS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
IV DRIP devastated BUMBLE-FINGERS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CAT SCAN beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 4 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         AIMED BLOW        18 -  14 -  2      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  31 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  20 -  2      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  27 -  2      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  18 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  35 -  4      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  20 -  1      17  |

Turn 507 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SECOND OMEN 5642           14   7  2  101 DARK PANTHEON (317)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOMOCULOUS 5798            12   5  0  100 DARK PANTHEON (317)
WALL OF STEEL    SATAN CLAUS 5878            7   0  0   60 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
TOTAL PARRY      BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877    7   2  1   47 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MACSEN 1256.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HOMOCULOUS 5798.  The ten other most popular fighters were BEATRICE 6034, GHOLAM 
6038, CRAZY D 5948, SECOND OMEN 5642, TUCKS 5755, THIRD OMEN 5862, BLOODY EASTER 
BUNNY 5877, BED PAN 6064, SATAN CLAUS 5878, and EMILY THE STRANGE 6027.

The least popular fighter this week was CAT SCAN 6062.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE FORSAKEN 6052, MR. TO YOU 6035, PO'KIN OUT 5939, BODYBAG 6055, IRON 
LUNG 6060, SATURN 6046, CRAPONDECK 6014, MACSEN 1256, HERMES 6045, and CHRISTINA 
BILLOTTE 6028.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SECOND OMEN (6-5642) DARK PANTHEON (317)