Date   : 02/24/2005    Duedate: 03/23/2005


DM-8    TURN-254

This Weeks Top Honors


(8-1779) [18-11-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MURDER-MEX                     TARUS
LETHAL JUSTICE (375)           TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
(8-3016) [19-6-0,105]          (8-4728) [5-1-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

(8-4369) [9-7-1,95]            (8-4676) [15-9-0,90]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LA PENTARCHIE (481)         46
2. CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)    40      PHOENIX FIRE (532)
3. TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)         40      Unchartered Team
4. YAKUZA (541)                19
5. ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)     17      ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)   13   7  2 65.0   1/ 2*ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)  10  5 2
 2/ 2 PHOENIX FIRE (532)        53  29  4 64.6   2/ 1 PHOENIX FIRE (532)        9  2 3
 3/ 3 LETHAL JUSTICE (375)      72  41  1 63.7   3/ 4 LA PENTARCHIE (481)       9  6 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       41  28  0 59.4   4/ 3 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)   8  6 1
 5/ 5 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)  116  93 10 55.5   5/ 7*TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)       6  6 0
 6/ 6 LA PENTARCHIE (481)      173 139  3 55.4   6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       6  9 0
 7/ 0 YAKUZA (541)              93  79  4 54.1   7/ 5 X-FORCE (484)             5  8 0
 8/ 9*TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)       13  14  0 48.1   8/ 9 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)  3  2 0
 9/ 8 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)  73  86  8 45.9   9/ 8 ENTENTER (534)            3  9 0
10/10 X-FORCE (484)            113 151  8 42.8  10/10 LETHAL JUSTICE (375)      2  1 0
11/11 ENTENTER (534)            25  43  3 36.8  11/ 0 YAKUZA (541)              2  3 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): YMIR BLOODRAVEN of NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 509): PURPLE PANTHER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 508): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 501): THE SCORPION of THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 498): STONEFISH of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 497): WE LIKE THE MOON of SPONGMONKEYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 498): JAW BREAKER of HOME LIFE (?, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 490): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 460): BORIS KARLOFF of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 453): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 445): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 201): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 357): WILDFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 347): SELAUNAH of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 156): THE SADMAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
                            Ivy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 509): none
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 508): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 501): THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 498): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 497): MADTOWN (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 498): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 490): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 460): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 453): GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 445): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 201): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 357): NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 347): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 156): THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 394): JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): L'ORC BLEU of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 509): PURPLE PANTHER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                   (turn 508): STRONGBOW of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 507): SCARBOROUGH of FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 500): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
                           THE TOAD of THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 496): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 497): FIRE of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 459): PISTON HURRICANE of AS FAR AS SIAM (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                             CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 346): PASSER BY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 156): THE SADMAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
                             WHIPSNADE of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
                             DASKINOR of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, this was an unexpected turn of events.  I can't say I'm not pleased with the
results though.  As for the demise of Firefly, sorry Bobby, didn't really want to
kill your nice little Aimer.  What did he look like?  As for the bloodfeud I will be
looking for Tobacco Rose as your choice.  Who knows though, I may be gone before you
get up here; my goal is to graduate in under 20 fights.  A battle for the throne with
Goldeneye was what I had really hoped for but I was a turn too late, so, in
accordance with the code of our guildhouse, the highest ranked warrior gets my
challenge.  L'orc Bleu you didn't fare so well last time, are you up to it now?  I
even got a shiny new weapon just for the occasion. -- Ymir Bloodraven, rightful
Duelmaster of Arkers

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ARKERS.  Too bad, PHOENIX FIRE, but ACID 
FIRE HAMMERZ was just too good to be stopped.  Cut this out and put it in your 
scrapbooks, LA PENTARCHIE!  'Cause they got 4-1-0 and moved up to 3rd!  MVP award for 
AUJARD?  LA PENTARCHIE's proud of him after beating SASHA BAL TOR and getting 24 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  GEROGE JIM got smashed by TARUS, and lost 
14 points!  Was that a tear I saw in CHAOS WARRIOR's eye, as he took over 
Duelmastership?  And wasn't YMIR BLOODRAVEN fit to be tied!  Who was the wiseguy that 
said ARKERS' Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Swinging Aardvark?  Don't look 
at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of X-FORCE must be getting lonely.  They were the most 
avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  I don't know what LA 
PENTARCHIE's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from 
X-FORCE, that's fer sher.  Like, is NYTEMAIR popular, or what?  It was challenged the 
most in all of ARKERS!  It's got a 6-2-1, is that good?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Like, who is this guy???  JAGUARMAN gets sent to the Dark Arena, battles 
BANDIT PRINCE, and returns to tell of it!!!  I bet PHOENIX FIRE manager is surprised! 
Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAOS WARRIOR 1779           18  11  0   103       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURDER-MEX 3016              19   6  0   105       LETHAL JUSTICE (375)
 KAMI 4683                    23  10  1    98       YAKUZA (541)
 YMIR BLOODRAVEN 4369          9   7  1    95       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
-FULL PLATE 3135              12   2  0    94       LETHAL JUSTICE (375)
 JAGUARMAN 4532               13   8  3    91       PHOENIX FIRE (532)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENSEI JAN 4676              15   9  0    90       YAKUZA (541)
 AUJARD 4639                  10   4  0    90       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
-ZYCONIAN 3201                 9   3  0    89       LETHAL JUSTICE (375)
 GRYPHOS 4582                  8   3  0    83       PHOENIX FIRE (532)
 TOBACCO ROSE 4529            10   8  1    82       PHOENIX FIRE (532)
 SASHA BAL TOR 4034           21  11  0    74       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DART 4586                    14   4  0    66       X-FORCE (484)
-MRS MURDERMEX 3066           11   4  0    63       LETHAL JUSTICE (375)
 JERNIG MARS 4749              7   7  0    63       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 NYTEMAIR 3602                 6   2  1    61       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THUNDAR THE BARBARIA 4661     5   5  0    57       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAVEDIGGER 3333             12   7  2    54       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 FEORDIS INK 4746             11   3  0    52       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 TARUS 4728                    5   1  0    51       TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
-ZABABA 4633                   6   1  0    47       PHOENIX FIRE (532)
 KOOL GREEN 4568              10   7  1    39       ENTENTER (534)
 TIEN 4672                     7   7  0    39       YAKUZA (541)
 DWARF FIRE HAMMER 4744        3   1  0    39       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
 LIMNOR ORDIN 4747             5   4  0    37       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT 4598      7  13  0    34       LA PENTARCHIE (481)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEAPON 7 4729                 3   4  0    33       X-FORCE (484)
 GEROGE JIM 4752               9   5  0    32       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 H-AND-K 4724                  3   3  0    32       TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
 ALAIN DRAGOON 4716            6   3  0    28       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 WEAPON 6 4715                 5   4  0    27       X-FORCE (484)
 RETRO ACTION 4635             6   6  1    25       ENTENTER (534)
 TROLL FIRE HAMMER 4742        3   1  2    24       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMBER LACK 4748               6   5  0    23       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 BURPS FIRE HAMMER 4741        3   1  0    21       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
 WEAPON-9 4736                 4   1  0    19       X-FORCE (484)
 BIBERON D'ACIER 4740          4   0  0    18       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 ELVEN FIRE HAMMER 4745        3   1  0    17       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
-RUGER 4725                    2   3  0    16       TOM-TOM-POSSE (544)
 FAIRY FIRE HAMMER 4743        1   3  0    16       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
 INOCHI 4730                   1   0  0    10       YAKUZA (541)
-KANAGE FETIA 3279             2   1  0     9       LETHAL JUSTICE (375)
 MAX VON SCUM 4737             2   2  0     8       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 KISERU 4717                   1   1  0     7       YAKUZA (541)
 LES PAUL 4757                 1   0  0     7       ENTENTER (534)
 OLGERD VLAD 4755              1   1  0     6       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 S. G. 4753                    0   2  0     2       ENTENTER (534)
 WRATH 4768                    0   1  0     1       X-FORCE (484)
 MINOTAUR 4754                 0   1  0     1       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NOBLE ASSASSIN 396     0  1 0   1                   KAMI 4683             254 NONE    
FIREBLOOD 4734         0  3 0 CHAMPIONS OF STEE 202 SHEWISH GIANT 405     254 NONE    
BANDIT PRINCE 409      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          JAGUARMAN 4532        254 NONE    
X-PLORER 4756          0  1 0 ENTENTER 534          TROLL FIRE HAMME 4742 254         
LUKE 4566              4  7 1 ENTENTER 534          NYTEMAIR 3602         251         
FIRE FLY 4533         13  3 0 PHOENIX FIRE 532      YMIR BLOODRAVEN 4369  253         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Farewell, Spawn.  You had pretty nice warriors...come back soon! -- Le Pentarque

Hey, COS, about my typing:  I'm French so I have some alien characters.

You may have some future, Fireblood; don't give up! -- Alain

Well, Feordis, I had some bad feelings about my damages, so I wanted to try again! --

Kool Green -- Now I'm say I'm getting green...please let's not meet again. -- W.
Baltimore, hurt again

These strikers guys can always hurt. -- Le Pentarque

I had fun here, even with my not-so-good ratings, and I wish I could have stayed
longer, but I must now get my butt kicked elsewhere.  Bye and good luck to you,
fighting partners. -- L'Orc Bleu

Chaos Warrior -- Looks like you didn't need to. -- Dart

Limnor Ordin -- You might have preferred Weapon 7.  He's not as quick. -- Weapon 6

Tobacco Rose -- Why of course. -- Dart

Maximillian -- Another due date deadline has snuck up on me!  Will NOT surprise me if
your NORTHERN BADLANDS stable takes some shots at my maintenance stable!  Enjoy! --

L'orc Bleu -- I could have expected as much, good job. -- Sasha Bal Tor

Tarus -- Practice dummies are just the greatest. -- Thundar

H-and-K -- I'm still trying to figure out how you won, no big damage, not many hits
at all.  Must have failed every check. -- Max Von Scum

Elven Fire Hammer -- Neither of us picks weapons very well eh!?  Yours was obviously
the better choice. -- Olgerd Vlad

Hammer -- Good job, 5-0, you're leading my old crew well.  I had high hopes for Dwarf
Fire Hammer. -- Maximillian

Leeta and The Middle Way, Ententer -- Welcome to Arkers, it does my old heart good to
see managers returning to Arkers.  I hope your stay is a long and enjoyable one. --
Maximillian, manager of Northern Badlands

Aujard -- "I should reconsider this gladiator stuff"?  I reconsidered it YEARS ago,
well, one year ago, but it was already too late.  I'm stuck with it. -- Feordis Ink
P.S.  Well, okay, half a year ago.

Tobacco Rose -- I see why you're a golem, because a woman couldn't be so perfectly
beautiful unless she'd been deliberately made that way. -- Jernig Mars
P.S.  I'm not really a dwarf.  At five foot ten?  Of course I'm not.  I think the
Commission put me down as a dwarf because I hadn't shaved when I showed up after the
transfer, and they took a look at my two-week beard and, well, they stereotype.
P.P.S.  I'd been on vacation, okay?  I'm ALLOWED not to shave when I'm on vacation.

Gryphos -- If that isn't just LIKE a cat to try to bury me in the sand.  Cheese. --
Geroge Jim

What's the deal with the Virtuous Scribe?  I mean, if he's so virtuous, why is he
fighting in the arena?  It's not like this is something to do for FUN, you know. --
Imber Lack

That's a Cult Member?  Bah.  They don't make Cult Members like they used to. --
Limnor Ordin
P.S.  He had butterflies and bunny-rabbits embroidered on his cultic robe.  That just

Fire Fly -- I hate to sound so prosaic, but I think that fortune cookie should be
interpreted as "Time to get new shocks on your chariot." -- Jernig Mars
P.S.  The fortune-cookie-maker has a brother who's a mechanic.

31 January 2005
     My fellow duelists I come before you bearing a sad and unfortunate message.
Several months ago our group, the Vendetta Cartel, had lost contact with one of our
friends.  Since he was in contact or correspondence on an almost daily basis there
was concern amongst us.  With some research two of our members discovered why contact
was lost with him.
     On November 10, 2004, Richard Hammes was taken from us in a senseless act of
violence during a robbery attempt at a friend's store where he sometimes worked.  He
was watching the store so his friend could go home to tend to his son who had taken
ill.  You may have known Rich as Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest ; richh10 on the RT;
or gameogre on the Duel2 messageboard.  You may not have known that he spent 13 years
serving the United States in the Navy.
     Rich dearly loved this game and all it encompassed.  He may not have been the
best or most experienced manager but he loved to interact with others and was quick
to offer advice whenever anyone asked for help.  He was always kind and gracious and
tried to strengthen our game, often by helping new players feel welcome or give them
a chance to compete.  With his prolific posting I know that I am simply speaking the
obvious about what he did for our game.  Many, like me, were drawn to him, perhaps
for his kind nature or his sense of humor, and it appears he lived his life as he
played this game.  Always willing to help or do right by others.
     I realize that he had many friends outside the VC so I will include the link to
the news story in case any of his other friends would like to know more of what
happened.  We're all dealt a hand in life but it's not the strength of the hand
you're dealt but rather how you play it that really matters.  Rich played his hand to
the very best of his human ability and for this I admire him greatly.  I know we all
choose to like or dislike managers but I believe deep down we are all good and
decent, in this game, and will drop party (alliance) lines and will show the proper
     Rich was taken from us all to soon and with so much left to offer the community
around him.  He spoke of a desire to run a contest on the Duel2 site which I hope to
uphold in his name.  Some of the people I have spoken with think it would be a nice
gesture to do one final good act in Rich's name, though it could never match what he
would've done within his community, for his community of San Diego.  I hope that with
this contest we might raise a little money to donate to an appropriate charity within
San Diego in his name.
     In conclusion I send a message to Rich:
     "Rich, though I'm sure you gathered this I never really told you how much I
admired you and what a friend I considered you.  I thank you for being my voice of
reason and always reminding me of why we both loved this game so much!  You have
taught me one final valuable lesson in learning more of you.  There are things far
more valuable in life than material possessions such as character and kindness.  That
nothing going on in your life means that you cannot find a way to be kind and giving
to others.  We always spoke of meeting someday and until we finally do know that you
will live on in with me and the rest of your brothers and sisters in the Cartel:
Master Darque, Kat, Bum, Sensei Jan, Maximillian, Hammer, Fizban, Firehawk, Phat
Phat.  You increased all of our enjoyment of this game, you were a true ambassador of
Duelmasters, and the game will not be quite the same without you.  A farewell battle
cry from the ZalCon:  'Confusion to our enemies'.  May your soul rest in peace, my
     Should anyone wish to correspond about Rich feel free to contact myself, or
anyone else within the Vendetta Cartel.
     Street Legal
     Jeff Bura
     The Death Squad(63) in Tobir or triumph1971@hotmail.com

31 January 2005
     Be it known throughout Alastari that Hammer is no longer a member of the
Vendetta Cartel alliance.
     A difference of opinion with another highly respected member of the VC due to my
recent vocal actions in DM 47 can only be resolved by my resignation from the VC as
of January 29, 2005.
     I leave of my own accord, in good standing with all members and with no hard
feelings towards anyone in the Vendetta Cartel.
     There was a time when I felt that my membership in the VC made the alliance
stronger.  I know that my resignation today makes the Vendetta Cartel a stronger
alliance with my absence. -- Hammer

1 February 2005
                           St. Valentine's Massacre update
My apologies, the Kill Contest starting on turn 476 in Jhans will run for 10 (ten)
turns ending on turn number 486.

5 February 2005
On behalf of the ILLUMINATI Confederation of Alliances (The kLk, CHAOS, Inc. and The
Company of Brothers) I would like to express our sympathies concerning the tragic
loss of Rich Hammes to both the DM community and to the real life world.  Surely our
loss has been Heaven's gain. -- Talon Darkhart, deeply sorrowful
                                kLk God of War, Illuminati Alliance, Puppetmaster

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JAGUARMAN butchered BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FIREBLOOD was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
KOOL GREEN was handily defeated by NYTEMAIR in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
GRYPHOS vanquished JERNIG MARS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
AUJARD overpowered SASHA BAL TOR in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge fight.
WEAPON 6 was devastated by THUNDAR THE BARBARIA in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
WEAPON-9 was viciously subdued by LIMNOR ORDIN in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
YMIR BLOODRAVEN was unbelievably bested by CHAOS WARRIOR in a 2 minute Title duel.
KAMI assassinated NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
MURDER-MEX narrowly defeated SENSEI JAN in a popular 10 minute gory expert's match.
L'ORC BLEU demolished TOBACCO ROSE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GRAVEDIGGER handily defeated BURPS FIRE HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
FEORDIS INK luckily beat TIEN in a popular 3 minute bloody brawl.
GEROGE JIM was handily defeated by TARUS in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.
V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT was devastated by WEAPON 7 in a exciting 1 minute uneven duel.
RETRO ACTION was devastated by DWARF FIRE HAMMER in a 2 minute one-sided brawl.
IMBER LACK was overpowered by H-AND-K in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ALAIN DRAGOON beat FAIRY FIRE HAMMER in a popular 3 minute match.
BIBERON D'ACIER overcame WRATH in a tiring 5 minute amateur's competition.
MAX VON SCUM was luckily beaten by LES PAUL in a tiring 24 minute novice's duel.
TROLL FIRE HAMMER slaughtered X-PLORER in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
OLGERD VLAD luckily beat S. G. in a popular 1 minute novice's match.
ELVEN FIRE HAMMER slimly won victory over KISERU in a 3 minute novice's match.
MINOTAUR was vanquished by INOCHI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   6 -  3      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         TOTAL PARRY       51 -  30 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        29 -  23 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  11 -  2      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   51 -  45 -  4      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  32 -  4      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  46 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  30 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn 254 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CHAOS WARRIOR 1779         18  11  0  103 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
WALL OF STEEL    KAMI 4683                  23  10  1   98 YAKUZA (541)
SLASHING ATTACK  JAGUARMAN 4532             13   8  3   91 PHOENIX FIRE (532)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SENSEI JAN 4676            15   9  0   90 YAKUZA (541)
LUNGING ATTACK   AUJARD 4639                10   4  0   90 LA PENTARCHIE (481)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is YMIR BLOODRAVEN 4369.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SENSEI JAN 4676.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIEN 4672, LIMNOR 
BARBARIA 4661, ELVEN FIRE HAMMER 4745, NYTEMAIR 3602, TARUS 4728, and WEAPON 7 4729.

The least popular fighter this week was MAX VON SCUM 4737.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LES PAUL 4757, BIBERON D'ACIER 4740, MINOTAUR 4754, X-PLORER 
4529, and MURDER-MEX 3016.

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



     The winter tourney brought a lot of people to the Isle who didn't appear there 
normally.  This included Commission employees.  Half a dozen arenamasters regarded 
each other warily in the mirror behind the bar at the Pig in a Haystack.  The Pig was 
obscure and mediocre, drawing few gladiators, which is what they had all been looking 
for.  They saw gladiators every day.  Most arenamaster were convinced that this was 
some kind of punishment.
     You could always pick out the arenamasters in a crowd.  There were superficial 
differences:  One of these had clearly Adantri features, one wore an eye-patch, two 
were female.  But there were, in significant ways, alike.  The same size, the same 
hair-trigger alertness, the same deadliness.
     The one-eyed man broke the ice, raising his beer mug in salute.  "I'm Zrof One-
Eye from Zukal.  Sugar of Arvat--"  One of the women bowed slightly.  "I know Sugar.  
The rest of you...?"
     The Adantri matched his salute.  "Dernal of Dayla Kiv."
     "Daiyla Kiv?  Ah...."
     "No, without the 'I' in it.  These damned bureaucrats can't spell, and they 
thought adding an unnecessary vowel was exotic."  Disgust dripped from his voice.
     "Tell me about it!" another man growled in agreement.  "Khagal of Niatoli, and 
what they do to the spelling of THAT simple word--!"
     "I thought Daiyla, I mean Dayla Kiv had a different name right now," 
Arenamistress Sugar said.  "The arena, at least, because of a contest?"
     "Chavez Ravine."  Dernal's tone was the one that substituted in polite company 
for spitting on the floor.
     Zrof blinked, taken aback by the bitterness.  He wouldn't have minded a contest 
in Zukal, and damn what they called the place.  "It's only temporary, though."
     "Temporary, shmiperary," another man muttered.  He seemed well into his drinking, 
although, like all arenamasters, he carried his liquor well.  "They do it all the time 
in Aradi.  No reshpect.  Go around changing thish, changing that.  I wish I could 
change shome thingsh."  He signalled the bartender for a refill.
     The second woman put her hand over his mug.  "You've had enough, Harkon.  Try the 
coffee, instead."
     "You should be mad, too, Ripplesh," Harkon said.  "They're going to do shtuff 
like that in Jahnsh, aren't they?"
     Ripples Dorrigan shrugged.  All the men paused, some with glasses half raised, to 
watch.  "It's the way things are," she said.  "Not much we can do about it."
     "You know," Khagal of Niatoli said, "maybe we could make a few changes.  Fix the 
spelling of Arena 33, for one, change a few standby titles--"
     "The Commission hates changes."  Dernal of Dayla Kiv topped up his glass and 
drained it gloomily.
     "Yes, but if we disguise it," Sugar of Arvat said, excited, "make it... maybe a 
general Name-Change-O-Rama!  Then we could slip OUR changes through and no one would 
notice or mind."


     By popular demand, we are holding a Name-Change-o-Rama during the month of March.
If you wish to change the name of your warriors or teams, please contact RSI Customer 
Service.  The charge for a name change is $1, unless you're in DOOMCorps, in which 
case you take your chances.  (Just kidding, guys! *snicker*)