DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/11/2004    Duedate: 05/24/2004

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-497

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZOOM ZOOM
ERRATA (511)
(7-5259) [9-9-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ANGRY CANDY                    POSITION IS EMPTY
FLOWER CHILDREN (26)           
(7-5047) [26-14-1,111]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANGRY CANDY                    CAESAR
FLOWER CHILDREN (26)           THE BEARS II (510)
(7-5047) [26-14-1,111]         (7-5470) [10-7-3,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SUGAR AND SPICE (501)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INDIFFERENCE (468)          33
2. BLADES OF ICE (188)         29      FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
3. BEACH BABES (309)           21      Unchartered Team
4. ERRATA (511)                18
5. SUGAR AND SPICE (501)       17      500 ARABIAN SHEETS (381)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)     236 150 11 61.1   1/ 2 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)    10  3 2
 2/ 2 WASTELAND II (267)       720 572 29 55.7   2/ 1 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)      7  3 0
 3/ 0 BLADES OF ICE (188)      416 356 25 53.9   3/ 3 WASTELAND II (267)        7  4 0
 4/ 5 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)    109  98  7 52.7   4/ 4 NINJAS (35)               7  7 0
 5/ 4 THE CUTTHROATS (191)     194 183  9 51.5   5/ 5 THE BEARS II (510)        5  5 1
 6/ 0 ERRATA (511)              23  25  0 47.9   6/ 0 BLADES OF ICE (188)       3  1 0
 7/ 6 NINJAS (35)              169 202  8 45.6   7/ 0 INDIFFERENCE (468)        3  2 0
 8/ 0 INDIFFERENCE (468)        55  66  4 45.5   8/ 7 BEACH BABES (309)         3 12 0
 9/ 7 THE BEARS II (510)        37  49  6 43.0   9/ 6 RANCID BLOKES (503)       2  1 0
10/ 8 BEACH BABES (309)        469 704 16 40.0  10/ 0 ERRATA (511)              1  0 0
11- 9 MORGAN'S BOYS (308)      170 330  6 34.0  11/ 8 THE CUTTHROATS (191)      0 10 0
12/10 RANCID BLOKES (503)       17  55  1 23.6  12- 9 MORGAN'S BOYS (308)       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

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Delarquan Edition

Old Valamantis:

     The group of gladiators moved toward the edge of the risen city as slowly and 
carefully as they would have approached a sleeping dragon... that maybe wasn't 
sleeping after all.  There was a partial wall separating the buildings from the 
countryside around them, but it must be outside the area of effect, because it was 
not in good condition.  There were gaps and fallen stones, even trees growing between 
them where the ages had trapped dirt.
     Smeds of Mordant patted one of the stones thoughtfully.  "Honest stonework 
here," he murmured.
     "And more recent than the ruins," Shamu of Cliffhome agreed.  "Six hundred 
years, I'd say."  He glanced at Smeds, and the other Dwarf nodded agreement.
     "Built just before the most recent Chaos War," the Silver Mage said, "to keep 
things in the ruins from getting out.  Brought down by that war, at least in part.  
But..." he touched several stones lightly and smiled a little, "not completely 
useless even now and against this enemy.  Honest stonework, as you say, but there is 
a barrier spell bound within the stones, and it remains."
     "If the spell is still working, why are we worrying about the ruins?" Smeds of 
Mordant demanded.
     "Because the spell will not keep working much longer."  Tensekai frowned across 
the wall into the city.  "It was a good wall and a good spell, but it won't hold 
Folstrom forever.  Nothing--"  He stopped and looked uncomfortable.
     "You were going to say that nothing will hold the Folstrom forever?" Sputter of 
Dwes Eg asked.
     Tensekai shrugged.  "No absolute statement like that should be trusted, but I 
can honestly say that nothing we've found so far, except raw Chaos, will stop them.  
We have new spells, of course, but what was there to test them on?  We don't know."
     "Yes, okay, but what are we supposed to be DOING here, then?" Lavender Lance of 
Illis asked.
     "You must observe," the Silver Mage answered promptly.  "And I must go with you, 
because there are some things ONLY a mage can observe.  If we can find the keystone 
of the spell that holds the towers up, we could destroy it, yes, and it might be a 
good thing to do so, but the towers are just a symptom.  There are more dangerous 
things in Old Valamantis than just the towers."
     "Those things being?" Smeds cut in.
     "The wizards, obviously," Lavender Lance snapped.
     "Again, just a symptom," Tensekai said.  "Dangerous, yes, very dangerous, 
but...."
     Ka D'Argo, who had never been described as stupid, even by his enemies, nodded 
slightly.  "The wizards in Old Valamantis were resurrected along with the city," he 
said slowly.  "You think there might be some way for them to reach other wizards, 
other Folstrom, of THIS time, don't you?  That's what we have to prevent."
     Tensekai nodded.
     "How?" Smeds demanded.
     "I'm not sure," the Silver Mage admitted.  "Killing the resurrected wizards 
might do it."
     "But you don't think that's enough, do you?" Goblin said.
     "No.  I think we'll have to destroy the old city again," Tensekai answered.  
"And that won't be easy with all the blood that's been spilled there.  Not when blood 
magic is at its strongest, as now."
     "But it can be done?" Smeds asked.
     "To get rid of bloodstains, soak in cold water and hand-wash," Lavender Lance 
muttered.
     Tensekai turned toward her slowly, eyes wide.  "WHAT did you say?"
     The Illisni gladiator backed up a couple of steps in the face of his intensity.  
"It's how you get bloodstains out of cloth.  Soak it in cold water--"
     "Yes!"  The mage stared around almost feverishly.  "We'll need a LOT of cold 
water...."
     "Ice," Smeds suggested.  "From the mountains above Khalhums.  Dwarves can do 
that."  He glanced at Shamu, who nodded.  "We're on it."  The two Dwarves stepped 
aside, muttering together about sledges and sawdust.
     "If the wizards now in Old Valamantis realize we're trying to... quench the 
blood magic, they'll move to stop us," Ka D'Argo said.  "So securing the arena and a 
route of access will be our job."
     "And if any wizards get killed in the process..." Goblin bared his fangs, "too 
bad for them."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 495): SMEDS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 380): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 500): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 496): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 495): FRIED TWINKIE of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 499): ZEP of IRON BROTHERS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 496): GOOBATRON of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 491): VAPID VANNA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 482): PARALLAX of MAD SCIENTISTS (Neon Necromancer, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 481): MR. TWISTER of IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 455): HALO 14 of BLIND HYPOCRISY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 446): UHLEK of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 432): ANN ARTICHOKE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 381): 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 331): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 146): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 374): LARGE SPINNY GUY of DIABLO TOO from TI (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 495): KING'S TEN (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 380): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 500): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 496): SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 495): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 499): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 496): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 491): DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (Assamite, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 482): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 481): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 455): KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 446): DENNY'S BKFAST (T'Loi, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 432): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 381): FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, 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 331): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 146): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 374): BLACK PRIMER (

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 499): MEDUSA of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                (turn 498): RED FUSION of IT'S NEW! (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 496): GOOBATRON of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
                           SUGARBEET of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
               (turn 495): HOOSIER DADDY of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
                           JERICO of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 482): MORROCCO MOLE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
                            TALON of GET OUTTA MY WAY (Floyd, mgr.)
                            HO HUM HO of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                (turn 481): DALLAS of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): GLIMMOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 446): CRACK MONKEY of THE MASTER CLEANSER (Big Wave Dave)
                  (turn 445): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): TAMMY FAYE of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 432): GATE WITCH of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 331): SPENCER of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
                   (turn 330): AKLAR of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
BONSUR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, FLOWER CHILDREN, since 
SUGAR AND SPICE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see ANGRY CANDY win a fight and gain 21 points, 
terribly.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as ZOOM ZOOM 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, 
BONSUR?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  WASTELAND II was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was FLOWER CHILDREN.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, SANDBAR SALLY was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.  SANDBAR SALLY was challenged by one of FLOWER 
CHILDREN's warriors this turn, with DEAD POET having a lead of 19 points going into 
the fight.  And golly gee, DEAD POET beat SANDBAR SALLY.  Aren't we all surprised and 
impressed?  I guess I can give a little credit to SUSHI ITO of NINJAS for challenging 
up by 21 to DILL WEED.  SUSHI ITO lost to get 10 points of recognition.  And we have 
GO ASAI in a challenge, going down 9 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought GO 
ASAI showed great skill and promise when he was subdued by GOKU.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for BONSUR's 
morgue.  More variety.  Whoa!  I'll even buy SUGARBEET a drink tonight!  Anyone who 
can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on its good side!  Not that I'll be 
buying the drinks, but I'll be glad to see MAGOBE IBUKA and NINJAS at The Warty Toad 
tonight celebrating their bloodfeud victory over HOT STUFF.  Titanium shields and 
bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of BONSUR.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of 
this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOOM ZOOM 5259                9   9  0   106       ERRATA (511)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGRY CANDY 5047             26  14  1   111       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 MAGOBE IBUKA 5391            16  12  1   100       NINJAS (35)
-GARAI 4608                   19  11  0    98       BLADES OF ICE (188)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GINGER 5518                  14   5  0    94       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TASTY HANGNAIL 5463          14  10  0    89       WASTELAND II (267)
 PTI 5412                     20   9  0    87       WASTELAND II (267)
 ARSENAL 4861                 10   6  2    86       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 TERRI TOWEL 5306             18  20  1    84       BEACH BABES (309)
 TALLAHASSE TINA 4889         13  45  0    84       BEACH BABES (309)
 PROHIBITION 5246              8   7  0    80       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 CAESAR 5470                  10   7  3    77       THE BEARS II (510)
 OHMIE 2607                   18  12  1    73       THE CUTTHROATS (191)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)
 DEEDS 5177                    9  27  1    69       RANCID BLOKES (503)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILENT WARNING 5446           7   5  0    66       THE BEARS II (510)
 DEAD POET 5562                7   1  0    61       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 GROOVE THANG 5474             9   6  0    58       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILLING JOKE 5125             9   8  1    54       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 AFTERGLOW 4858                8  15  0    49       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 MY BIG TOE 5601               4   5  0    42       WASTELAND II (267)
 SANDBAR SALLY 5469            7  17  0    38       BEACH BABES (309)
 THYME 5563                    8   4  1    36       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 ANZAI MURO 5594               6   2  0    34       NINJAS (35)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAST CALL 5360                7   4  0    33       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 DILL WEED 5241                4   1  0    33       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 HOT STUFF 5568                3   5  1    33       THE BEARS II (510)
 BENDER 5516                   4   0  1    30       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 GOKU 5628                     2   0  0    29       WASTELAND II (267)
-ROGUE 5263                    4   7  0    26       ERRATA (511)
-WALLET 5260                   4   4  0    25       ERRATA (511)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPEARMINT 5618                2   4  1    22       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-HUGGER 5573                   2   2  0    22       THE BEARS II (510)
 UMBRELLA MAN 5600             3   7  0    16       BEACH BABES (309)
 NUMBER 3 5552                 2   3  0    15       BLADES OF ICE (188)
-DIRT 5178                     1   0  0    11       RANCID BLOKES (503)
 SUSHI ITO 5610                2   4  0    10       NINJAS (35)
 GO ASAI 5627                  2   2  0     8       NINJAS (35)
 CHURCH TONGUE 5578            2   0  0     7       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 PALM BEACH PET 5641           1   0  0     6       BEACH BABES (309)
 LEASH 5609                    0   1  0     5       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 PALE RIDER 5637               0   1  0     1       THE BEARS II (510)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LIDO LENA 5636         1  1 0 BEACH BABES 309       SPEARMINT 5618        496         
DESTRUCTICUS 3030      6  5 0 THE CUTTHROATS 191    BLACK ORC 678         497 NONE    
SANDSTONE 3058         4  5 2 THE CUTTHROATS 191    BLACK ORC 678         497 NONE    
SCUM 5638              0  1 0 THE CUTTHROATS 191    MOUNTAIN TROLL 676    497 NONE    
FILTH 5639             0  1 0 THE CUTTHROATS 191    BANDIT PRINCE 683     497 NONE    
HIGH ELF 677           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SUGARBEET 5219        497 NONE    
HOGAI HAYASHI 5624     2  2 0 NINJAS 35             HOT STUFF 5568        496 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sugarbeet -- Mmm, good beets.  Congrats on the invite. -- Ohmie of the Cutthroats

Nothing like an 0-5 to welcome a guy back from a ten year absence. -- One Armed 
Bandit

Ginger -- I consider that the use of ginger before the fight counts as "doping the 
entrant."  Don't do that again. -- Tallahasse Tina

Silent Warning -- Oh, SURE, you beat me up and then have the NERVE to say you gave me 
a "silent warning"--ha!  What if I wasn't listening? -- Sandbar Sally, thrashing 
around looking for an excuse

Dill Weed -- (with great dignity)  I don't DO weeds. -- Umbrella Man
P.S.  Besides, you're sour.

Spearmint -- You golems are so UNFAIR!  YOU aren't alive, so you want to take the 
life from REAL people. -- Ghost of Lido Lena

Pti -- Well, four skills is a compensation. -- Terri Towel, looking on the not-quite-
so-darkly-shaded side

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

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?]

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SUGARBEET delivered the death blow upon HIGH ELF in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DESTRUCTICUS was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SANDSTONE was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
SCUM was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
FILTH was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
MAGOBE IBUKA devastated HOT STUFF in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
TASTY HANGNAIL beat OHMIE in a popular 3 minute gruesome master's Challenge brawl.
GROOVE THANG was vanquished by TERRI TOWEL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
GINGER vanquished TALLAHASSE TINA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ANGRY CANDY overpowered PTI in a popular 1 minute gory uneven Challenge match.
DEAD POET demolished SANDBAR SALLY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SPEARMINT was viciously subdued by ANZAI MURO in a 2 minute brutal Challenge contest.
SUSHI ITO was savagely defeated by DILL WEED in a popular 1 minute Challenge brawl.
GO ASAI was handily defeated by GOKU in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GOOBATRON was overpowered by ZOOM ZOOM in a 1 minute uneven Title struggle.
DEEDS was viciously subdued by PROHIBITION in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CAESAR was narrowly defeated by ARSENAL in a exciting 4 minute brutal veteran's bout.
SILENT WARNING overpowered AFTERGLOW in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
KILLING JOKE bested MY BIG TOE in a 2 minute contest.
LAST CALL savagely defeated NUMBER 3 in a action packed 2 minute brutal fight.
THYME savagely defeated UMBRELLA MAN in a action packed 4 minute gruesome fray.
BENDER devastated ANDORIAN NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CHURCH TONGUE defeated PALE RIDER in a 3 minute beginner's fight.
LEASH was beaten by PALM BEACH PET in a 2 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  12 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  16 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    51 -  47 -  3      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  15 -  1      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -  12 -  1      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  19 -  0      14  |

Turn 497 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  7     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ANGRY CANDY 5047           26  14  1  111 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
SLASHING ATTACK  GINGER 5518                14   5  0   94 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
AIMED BLOW       TASTY HANGNAIL 5463        14  10  0   89 WASTELAND II (267)
WALL OF STEEL    ARSENAL 4861               10   6  2   86 BLADES OF ICE (188)
STRIKING ATTACK  PROHIBITION 5246            8   7  0   80 INDIFFERENCE (468)
TOTAL PARRY      OHMIE 2607                 18  12  1   73 THE CUTTHROATS (191)
PARRY-LUNGE      GROOVE THANG 5474           9   6  0   58 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANGRY CANDY 5047.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CAESAR 5470.  The ten other most popular fighters were THYME 5563, TASTY 
HANGNAIL 5463, LAST CALL 5360, ANZAI MURO 5594, PALE RIDER 5637, MAGOBE IBUKA 5391, 
ANGRY CANDY 5047, DILL WEED 5241, PROHIBITION 5246, and KILLING JOKE 5125.

The least popular fighter this week was UMBRELLA MAN 5600.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were AFTERGLOW 4858, DEEDS 5177, GO ASAI 5627, SUSHI ITO 5610, 
SANDBAR SALLY 5469, PTI 5412, TALLAHASSE TINA 4889, HOT STUFF 5568, FILTH 5639, and 
SCUM 5638.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ANGRY CANDY (7-5047) FLOWER CHILDREN (26)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

GOOBATRON (7-5026) FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
SUGARBEET (7-5219) SUGAR AND SPICE (501)