DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/06/2004    Duedate: 07/19/2004

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-501

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PESCHISOLIDO
IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
(7-3999) [13-11-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PESCHISOLIDO                   BUCK TOOTH
IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)     EAGER BEAVERS (532)
(7-3999) [13-11-0,112]         (7-5651) [2-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TALLAHASSE TINA                TERRI TOWEL
BEACH BABES (309)              BEACH BABES (309)
(7-4889) [13-49-0,88]          (7-5306) [20-22-1,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FLOWER CHILDREN (26)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEACH BABES (309)           23
2. INDIFFERENCE (468)          21      FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
3. EAGER BEAVERS (532)         15      Unchartered Team
4. FLOWER CHILDREN (26)        13
5. SUGAR AND SPICE (501)       13      EAGER BEAVERS (532)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)     247 156 11 61.3   1/ 2 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)      8  4 0
 2/ 1*EAGER BEAVERS (532)        3   2  0 60.0   2/ 3 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)     8  5 1
 3/ 3 WASTELAND II (267)       729 574 29 55.9   3/ 1 WASTELAND II (267)        7  1 0
 4/ 4 BLADES OF ICE (188)      422 362 25 53.8   4/10 BEACH BABES (309)         6  9 0
 5/ 6 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)    120 105  8 53.3   5/ 8 IMPORTED FOOTBALLE (396)  5  4 0
 6/ 5 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)     215 189 19 53.2   6/ 5 INDIFFERENCE (468)        4  3 0
 7/ 7 THE CUTTHROATS (191)     197 184  9 51.7   7/ 6 BLADES OF ICE (188)       4  4 0
 8/ 8 IMPORTED FOOTBALLE (396)  56  55  2 50.5   8/12*EAGER BEAVERS (532)       3  2 0
 9- 9 ERRATA (511)              24  27  0 47.1   9/ 9 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)      3  3 1
10/10 INDIFFERENCE (468)        61  72  4 45.9  10- 7 THE BEARS II (510)        3  4 1
11/11 NINJAS (35)              176 213  8 45.2  11/ 4 NINJAS (35)               3 10 0
12-12 THE BEARS II (510)        42  56  7 42.9  12/11 THE CUTTHROATS (191)      2  1 0
13/14 BEACH BABES (309)        475 718 16 39.8  13-14 ERRATA (511)              1  1 0
14/15 ETERNAL REST (505)         5   9  0 35.7  14-15*CLAN BATTLEAXE 4 (444)    0  2 0
15-16 RANCID BLOKES (503)       17  57  1 23.0  15/17 ETERNAL REST (505)        0  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16-17*CLAN BATTLEAXE 4 (444)     0   2  0  0.0  16-16 RANCID BLOKES (503)       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

            + ]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
unacceptable."
     "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
SPECTATOR?"
     "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?"

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 499): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 384): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 504): GRAPH of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 500): STANLEY'S CUP of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 499): HOWLER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 503): ZEP of IRON BROTHERS (Dan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 500): TASTY HANGNAIL of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 495): QUIETUS of QUBIT (Sultan, 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 437): STUPID SEXY FLANDERS of I'M SO SEXY (Muffy, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 385): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 183): LAWYER of PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 335): YOU of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 378): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 499): CLAN BATTLEAXE (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 384): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 504): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 500): none
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 499): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 503): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 500): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 495): CLAN BATTLEAXE (Mithril, 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 437): HIGHER PURPOSE (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 385): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 183): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 335): 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   2 NIANIA (turn 384): ONE BROW of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 504): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 503): ZEP of IRON BROTHERS (Dan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 499): PTI of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 495): SULTAN OF SWING of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
               (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 437): EL RIPPOFF of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
               (turn 436): GUNSLINGER of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  WASTELAND II?  Who?  FLOWER CHILDREN is the 
top team these days, buddies!  Those betting on NINJAS lost their shirt, as NINJAS 
lost their fighting abilities:  0-3-0.  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's 
that for a perceptive observation?) as BEACH BABES can attest...  Say what you will 
about blind luck and dirty fighting, but SUGAR AND SPICE will tell you 120-105-8 is 
nothing to laugh at...  Practice pays for PROHIBITION, who pummelled GINGER, to 
pocket 22 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, PROHIBITION was winsome, 
after beating GINGER and seeing her lose 20 points.  Like a flirtacious debutante, 
BONSUR's Duelmaster TASTY HANGNAIL found itself the creature of the hour, being 
"invited to dance" 3 times!  You could cut the tension with a scimitar as 
PESCHISOLIDO of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS met the Duelmaster.  In BONSUR, nothing is 
permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, PESCHISOLIDO.  So 
who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  
Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in 
SUGAR AND SPICE are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  The 
warriors of SUGAR AND SPICE found their efforts at combat frustrated as IMPORTED 
FOOTBALLERS apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Mismatched by 10 
points, TALLAHASSE TINA was subdued by DEAD POET.  Is this really worth noting?  I 
thought DEAD POET showed great skill and promise when he overcame TALLAHASSE TINA.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Citizens of BONSUR, be sure to settle your debts with MAGOBE IBUKA of NINJAS.  She's 
relocating to the Dark Arena and has other things on hers mind!  THYME of SUGAR AND 
SPICE sends SANDBAR SALLY of BEACH BABES goes to the Weary Warrior's Retirement Home. 
BONSUR has no place for weaklings!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match 
itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in BONSUR is the highlight of my life.  As the seasons 
change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave 
this place.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid BONSUR 
farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PESCHISOLIDO 3999            13  11  0   112       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROHIBITION 5246             10   8  0   110       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 DEAD POET 5562               11   1  0   105       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 KEARSARGE 5444                7   0  2    99       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
-GARAI 4608                   19  11  0    98       BLADES OF ICE (188)
-ZOOM ZOOM 5259               10  11  0    94       ERRATA (511)
 TERRI TOWEL 5306             20  22  1    93       BEACH BABES (309)
 OHMIE 2607                   21  13  1    92       THE CUTTHROATS (191)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TASTY HANGNAIL 5463          17  11  0    88       WASTELAND II (267)
 TALLAHASSE TINA 4889         13  49  0    88       BEACH BABES (309)
 GINGER 5518                  16   7  0    85       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 ARSENAL 4861                 11   9  2    80       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 GROOVE THANG 5474            10   9  0    75       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 DILL WEED 5241                8   1  0    73       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILLING JOKE 5125            11   9  1    66       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 BARTEZ 4732                   8   8  0    60       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENDER 5516                   7   1  1    55       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 LORE 5196                     5   9  0    55       ETERNAL REST (505)
 THYME 5563                   10   6  2    50       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-MY BIG TOE 5601               5   5  0    49       WASTELAND II (267)
-HOT STUFF 5568                4   7  1    46       THE BEARS II (510)
-GOKU 5628                     4   1  0    46       WASTELAND II (267)
 SPEARMINT 5618                5   5  1    45       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 LAST CALL 5360                8   6  0    41       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 HENRI 5062                    4   3  0    41       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HUGGER 5573                   4   3  1    33       THE BEARS II (510)
 GO ASAI 5627                  5   3  0    32       NINJAS (35)
 BROUHAHA 5657                 2   0  0    27       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 BUCK TOOTH 5651               2   0  0    27       EAGER BEAVERS (532)
 ANZAI MURO 5594               7   5  0    26       NINJAS (35)
 UMBRELLA MAN 5600             5   9  0    26       BEACH BABES (309)
-ROGUE 5263                    4   7  0    26       ERRATA (511)
-WALLET 5260                   4   4  0    25       ERRATA (511)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLIBBERGIBBET 5658            2   0  0    21       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 PALM BEACH PET 5641           3   2  0    18       BEACH BABES (309)
-NUMBER 3 5552                 2   5  0    17       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 SOLSKJAER 5477                3   2  1    16       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
-PALE RIDER 5637               2   2  0    16       THE BEARS II (510)
-LEASH 5609                    1   1  0    14       INDIFFERENCE (468)
-CHURCH TONGUE 5578            4   0  0    12       BLADES OF ICE (188)
-DIRT 5178                     1   0  0    11       RANCID BLOKES (503)
 SERENDIPITY 5634              0   4  0     8       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
-GHAL COURSER 4554             0   2  0     6       CLAN BATTLEAXE 4 (444)
 KERFUFFLE 5659                1   1  0     5       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 WOOD CHUCK 5649               1   2  0     5       EAGER BEAVERS (532)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SANDBAR SALLY 5469     7 21 0 BEACH BABES 309       THYME 5563            501         
MAGOBE IBUKA 5391     17 15 1 NINJAS 35             DARK CHAMPION 682     501 NONE    
EBINA FUJIO 5640       2  1 0 NINJAS 35             HUGGER 5573           500         
DEEDS 5177             9 29 1 RANCID BLOKES 503     KEARSARGE 5444        499         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bender -- Gosh, I didn't know you could BEND a blade of ice. -- Sandbar Sally

Dead Poet -- Again.  Also, I wish! -- Tallhasse Tina
P.S.  You're the liveliest dead guy I ever did fight.

Lore -- Uh, good fight? -- Terri Towel

Spearmint -- Wow, you take your name SERIOUSLY, don't you? -- Umbrella Man, the
speared

Brouhaha -- I already KNEW I didn't like hospitals.  That was unnecessary.  You could
have lost and found out that YOU didn't like hospitals, you know! -- Palm Beach Pet

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

MAGOBE IBUKA was barely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PESCHISOLIDO vanquished TASTY HANGNAIL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
DEAD POET demolished TALLAHASSE TINA in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GROOVE THANG was viciously subdued by TERRI TOWEL in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
DILL WEED demolished LORE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
THYME viciously butchered SANDBAR SALLY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge fight.
SPEARMINT bested GO ASAI in a popular 2 minute gruesome Challenge competition.
KERFUFFLE lost to PALM BEACH PET in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
WOOD CHUCK was vanquished by FLIBBERGIBBET in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SOLSKJAER was unbelievably bested by UMBRELLA MAN in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
KEARSARGE overpowered KILLING JOKE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GINGER was demolished by PROHIBITION in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ARSENAL slimly lost to OHMIE in a 3 minute veteran's battle.
BARTEZ devastated ANZAI MURO in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
HENRI was handily defeated by VICIOUS PIRATE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LAST CALL was defeated by BENDER in a 1 minute struggle.
SERENDIPITY was vanquished by BROUHAHA in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BUCK TOOTH devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    64 -  43 -  4      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE       25 -  21 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  17 -  1      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  21 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  21 -  0       5  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PESCHISOLIDO 3999          13  11  0  112 IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
STRIKING ATTACK  PROHIBITION 5246           10   8  0  110 INDIFFERENCE (468)
TOTAL PARRY      OHMIE 2607                 21  13  1   92 THE CUTTHROATS (191)
AIMED BLOW       TASTY HANGNAIL 5463        17  11  0   88 WASTELAND II (267)
SLASHING ATTACK  GINGER 5518                16   7  0   85 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
WALL OF STEEL    ARSENAL 4861               11   9  2   80 BLADES OF ICE (188)
PARRY-LUNGE      GROOVE THANG 5474          10   9  0   75 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TALLAHASSE TINA 4889.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TERRI TOWEL 5306.  The ten other most popular fighters were THYME 5563, 
SPEARMINT 5618, GO ASAI 5627, DEAD POET 5562, PALM BEACH PET 5641, MAGOBE IBUKA 5391, 
SOLSKJAER 5477, PROHIBITION 5246, ARSENAL 4861, and OHMIE 2607.

The least popular fighter this week was SERENDIPITY 5634.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HENRI 5062, ANZAI MURO 5594, GINGER 5518, KILLING JOKE 5125, 
WOOD CHUCK 5649, TASTY HANGNAIL 5463, LAST CALL 5360, KERFUFFLE 5659, SANDBAR SALLY 
5469, and LORE 5196.