DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/01/2004    Duedate: 06/14/2004

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-493

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOLY BULL
THOROUGHBREDS (469)
(10-4974) [13-4-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOLY BULL                      CUP O'PIZZA
THOROUGHBREDS (469)            THE JERKS (508)
(10-4974) [13-4-1,113]         (10-5397) [3-0-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SULTAN OF SWING                SULTAN OF SWING
TERRAPIN STATION (189)         TERRAPIN STATION (189)
(10-5076) [20-13-2,92]         (10-5076) [20-13-2,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE JERKS (508)             56
2. THOROUGHBREDS (469)         41      DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
3. DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)      40      Unchartered Team
4. QUBIT (464)                 35
5. CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)        29      HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)      9   5  1 64.3   1/ 1 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)   14  0 0
 2/ 7*THE JERKS (508)           14   8  0 63.6   2/ 8*HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)     9  5 1
 3/ 2 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)    41  24  2 63.1   3/ 2 QUBIT (464)               9  5 1
 4/ 3 TERRAPIN STATION (189)   481 360 23 57.2   4/ 7 SPRINGBORN (358)          9  6 1
 5/ 5 SIR AGLIO (296)          635 483 28 56.8   5/ 5 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)      8  4 1
 6/ 4 FARSCAPE (425)            32  25  1 56.1   6/10 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)       7  7 0
 7- 8*FLAGG'S FAMILY (509)       5   4  1 55.6   7/ 3 BLOODSHED (502)           7  8 1
 8/ 6 ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)     15  13  2 53.6   8/17*THE JERKS (508)           5  1 0
 9/10 QUBIT (464)              411 367 14 52.8   9/ 9 LIGHTNING DECK (488)      5  3 1
10/11 THOROUGHBREDS (469)       49  44  3 52.7  10/15 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)     5  7 0
11/12 LIGHTNING DECK (488)      20  19  4 51.3  11/ 6 THE MOONDOGS (97)         5 10 0
12/ 0 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)     228 249 13 47.8  12/ 0 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)      4  1 0
13/13 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)     286 345 20 45.3  13/14 THOROUGHBREDS (469)       4  6 0
14/14 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)      133 165  7 44.6  14/ 4 SIR AGLIO (296)           4  8 0
15/15 SPRINGBORN (358)         315 413 21 43.3  15/12 TERRAPIN STATION (189)    3  8 1
16/16 MEGAWARRIORS (47)        117 163  7 41.8  16-11*FLAGG'S FAMILY (509)      2  3 0
17/17 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)     71 101  7 41.3  17/13 MEGAWARRIORS (47)         2 13 0
18/18 BLOODSHED (502)           25  40  2 38.5  18/19 ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)     0  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 THE MOONDOGS (97)        213 366  9 36.8  19/20 FARSCAPE (425)            0  2 0
20-21*EVERYDAY PEOPLE (510)      0   2  0  0.0  20-21*EVERYDAY PEOPLE (510)     0  2 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Ojo Tango, a mighty fine send-off fight, you been hittin the ketchup bottle heavy?

Thus passeth the lunger queen, (me) and a good time for it to be sure with worthy
style-mateys dotting the horizon, placing my status as "superiorly unique"
infinitesimally in doubt. (where's one of those rabid jumpin, carvin slasher dogs
when it's needed?)  Weeeeeellllll, there is no doubt, cause I'm outta here.  Gracie,
thanks for running a smooth operating guildhouse, and supplying the occasional ear.
Still, thanks for recognizing my emerging counter-attack abilities.  To the isle of
Kolact and it's inhabitants, thanks for the seabreeze, the blowholes, dolphins
playing in the cove, musicians and dancers under tavern lanterns, rowdy dark alleys
and bright salt-sprayed wharfs...and...shrimp cocktails, thanks wholly for shrimp
cocktails (wicked vice)...thanks. -- Vapid Vanna, Duelmistress

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt KOLACT will ever be the same.  THE JERKS stable has parlayed this turn's 
4-0-0 into a 9 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 8th place.  Good 
work, guys!  The PRAETORIAN GUARD guild has had a 3-1-1 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's 
see, CAT JUGGLER fought TROJAN ROC and gained 23 points and contributed to THE JERKS' 
4-0-0.  SILENT KNIGHT has lost to GOGO PATROL, falling 10 points, while helping make 
BLOODSHED a 2-3-0 turn.  This turn VAPID VANNA Dark Arena Challenged WURM KIN in what 
was KOLACT's Title bout.  Defending hers title for another turn, VAPID VANNA kept 
DARK ARENA's warrior, WURM KIN, from claiming the throne.  Can someone confirm a 
rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at Don 
Corleone's until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  BLOODSHED has cause to stand tall, 
as they were KOLACT's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding BLOODSHED more than any other team we find DEVIL'S ADVOCATE.  
KOLACT, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged 
warrior this turn was THOROUGHBREDS' warrior REPENT.  More fighters challenged him 
than challenged the Duelmaster!  In a fit of brilliance or of stupidity (hard to say 
sometimes), POINT GIVEN challenged SIR OCCO today, facing a 26 difference in 
recognition.  And crowds were on their feet when POINT GIVEN claimed a victory from 
SIR OCCO, and now has 97 points for his efforts.  In a brave attempt, BLOODY MARY 
from BLOODSHED challenged up 24 points to fight SIR PENT from the SIR AGLIO stable.  
BLOODY MARY perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she bested SIR PENT and ended 
up with 82 recognition points.  PAPPY WHAPPY of TOWNSVILLAINS had better have a good 
reason for challenging down 8 points in a challenge which he lost.  I thought PAPPY 
WHAPPY showed great skill and promise when he lost to HOLY BULL.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  The grave that SPRINGBORN had dug for VAPID VANNA may yet be filled 
with the body of WURM KIN.  Seldom are the likes of this to be seen.  VAPID VANNA 
lives still!  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in KOLACT, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in KOLACT again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOLY BULL 4974               13   4  1   113       THOROUGHBREDS (469)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIETUS 5165                 14   7  1   105       QUBIT (464)
 DROC 4075                    19   5  1   100       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 POINT GIVEN 4964             10   7  1    97       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
 LENNY BAXTER 5064            16  14  0    94       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 SULTAN OF SWING 5076         20  13  2    92       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
-SIR PRISE 3573               18  15  2    92       SIR AGLIO (296)
 PAPPY WHAPPY 5045            17  14  1    91       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DANTAVIUS 5270               10   3  1    88       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
 OJO TANGO 5046               17  16  2    85       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 BLOODY MARY 5321              7   6  0    82       BLOODSHED (502)
 SIR OCCO 5079                18  10  0    78       SIR AGLIO (296)
 SAFFIRE 5274                  9   5  1    77       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
 TYCHO 4997                   13  34  0    73       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 SIR INGOMYELIC 5119          13  12  1    72       SIR AGLIO (296)
 CYCLONE 2057                 13  10  0    71       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 SIR PENT 5089                12  12  1    71       SIR AGLIO (296)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRACIE 5125                  14  13  1    66       SPRINGBORN (358)
 OCTAVIAN 5210                14   6  1    65       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 GOGO PATROL 5228             10   7  0    65       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 JOLTEON 5180                  9   2  0    64       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 REPENT 4992                  11   5  1    63       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
 VULGAR 5251                   9  10  1    62       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 QUANTUM 5246                  9   5  0    60       QUBIT (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE UPRIGHT MAN 5185         11  10  0    53       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
 STORMBLADE 2210              10  16  1    53       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 SIR PLUTZ 5207               10  10  1    53       SIR AGLIO (296)
 XTRA HEAT 4975                7  10  0    52       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
 REVENANT 5430                 5   2  0    52       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
 BAILEY O'BEAD 5253            9  10  0    51       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 THE UNKNOWN LU 4709           8   8  1    51       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 QUADRICEPS 5326               9   4  0    49       QUBIT (464)
 ART ERY 5324                  5   8  1    49       BLOODSHED (502)
-CUTTHROAT 2019                9  15  2    48       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
-EX NIHILO 5407                3   0  1    48       FLAGG'S FAMILY (509)
 SILENT KNIGHT 5322            5   8  1    45       BLOODSHED (502)
 HELL BLAZER 5446              4   0  0    42       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
 LUNELLE 5252                 11   8  0    41       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 CUP O'PIZZA 5397              3   0  0    40       THE JERKS (508)
 ASHLII 4187                   9   4  0    37       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PIKACHU 5176                  4   1  1    33       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 DIABOLIC 5438                 5   1  0    32       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
 DEEMONICA 5343                5   7  0    32       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 HIRED GOON 5450               3   0  0    32       HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)
 LATVIUS 5460                  2   0  0    32       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 DOGMA 5323                    4   9  0    31       BLOODSHED (502)
 QAEDA, AL 5302                6   7  1    30       QUBIT (464)
 CHINA DOLL 5287               7   6  0    27       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
-ELECTRABUZZ 5242              5   2  2    27       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 KOSIKA 5437                   3   2  1    27       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 CHOBOJA SAMURAI 5365          5   6  0    26       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 QUAINT, TOO 5352              2   1  1    26       QUBIT (464)
 GRAND SLAM 5382               5   4  0    25       THOROUGHBREDS (469)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHARD 4213                    4   4  1    25       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 SPECIAL PURPOSE 5394          3   3  0    25       THE JERKS (508)
 CAT JUGGLER 5424              1   1  0    24       THE JERKS (508)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TROJAN ROC 5364               6   5  0    23       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 OIL CAN 5393                  3   3  0    22       THE JERKS (508)
-JOHN CRICHTON 4269            2   2  0    21       FARSCAPE (425)
 POACHER 5451                  1   2  0    21       HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)
 RUN ABOUT RON 5426            2   5  0    20       SPRINGBORN (358)
 BUSHWHACKER 5452              2   1  0    17       HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)
 CHINCHOU 5306                 1   2  0    17       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 FLAGG 5381                    3   7  0    16       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
-SUAVE 5183                    2   0  2    16       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
 LADY DIVAN 5456               2   1  0    14       SPRINGBORN (358)
-GYSHT ADLER 5458              1   0  0    13       FLAGG'S FAMILY (509)
-PA'U ZOTOH ZHAAN 4297         1   1  0    11       FARSCAPE (425)
 WOLFRAVEN 5474                1   0  0    10       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 BLACKGUARD 5449               2   1  1     8       HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)
 KAIZAR 5459                   1   1  0     8       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 MORAXX 5470                   0   2  0     8       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
-SAM FRANCISCO 5411            0   1  0     7       EVERYDAY PEOPLE (510)
 ST STEPHEN 5478               1   0  0     5       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 PILOT 4415                    0   1  0     5       FARSCAPE (425)
-PYRROLE 5408                  1   1  0     4       FLAGG'S FAMILY (509)
 RETURN 5475                   1   0  0     3       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 DARK VIPER 5461               0   3  0     3       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5476           0   1  0     1       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 MICKEY MITE 5473              0   1  0     1       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 CICERO 5464                   0   1  0     1       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AFFLICTION 5443        2  3 0 BLOODSHED 502         QUAINT, TOO 5352      493         
WURM KIN 529           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          VAPID VANNA 5147      493 NONE    
RUBICON 5271           4  6 0 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE 498  LONGFELLOW 5419       489 REVENGED
SIKOZU 5428            1  3 0 FARSCAPE 425          BLACKGUARD 5449       492         
HYRAX 5405             0  2 0 FLAGG'S FAMILY 509    FLAFFY 5454           491 NONE    
CHARLATAN 5453         1  1 0 HIGHWAY ROBBERS 513   MOUNTAIN TROLL 520    493 NONE    
NEVENGAR 491          13 15 0 MEGAWARRIORS 47       REPENT 4992           490 REVENGED
CHAOTIC EXP#1 5439     2  2 0 MEGAWARRIORS 47       ART ERY 5324          491         
CLEO 4996             15 31 2 THE MOONDOGS 97       SULTAN OF SWING 5076  492         
SODA SPEAK 5472        0  1 0 SPRINGBORN 358        KOSIKA 5437           493         
RIVERWIND 2714         2 11 0 THUNDERSTRIKERS 220   EX NIHILO 5407        490         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Once again, too busy to write p-ads.  I should have started to play this game
when I was a teenager.  I had lots more time back then. -- Sultan, graying older
every day

Highway Robbers -- Hail and well met!  Touche to you, Hired Gun.  Hopefully we will
never cross paths again! -- Chinchou

Kolact -- Let us introduce our newest electrifying member.  He's been imported from
the Free Blades region...he told us it was just time to try somewhere new (those
wanted posters may have had something to do with it too!).  His name is Ampharos.
He's like a big huggable nerve-sizzling teddy bear. -- Electrabuzz
P.S.  He'll debut in the tourney.

All -- Vapid Vanna, Lu 12(+1)-11(+1)-7-17-17-9-13 SH VH/MD  One raise for weapons and
damage taking, one for endurance.  She ran hot and cold, plus she's such a dinky
little thing I'm not for sure if I ever debuted the short sword with her, and those
lungers have such a diversity of weapon possibilities.  Practically endless.  There's
a lesson here somewheres. -- Still, the distiller

Mountain Troll -- I knew the jig was up when you got back up. -- Fac-tory

Latvius -- That you could be so much better than a lady is highly suspicious.
Skullduggery perhaps?  Maybes you are the four-flusher...yes and maybes the five, six
and even seven-flusher. -- Lady Divan

Dantavius -- Cheap hardware.  We'd a real barn-raiser going there, drat! -- Gracie

Zeus -- Mr. SWL, scimitar wielding lunger, is 2-0 since taking up the accursed
weapon.  Both bloodfeud fights from an earlier transgression. -- Still

The Unknown Lu -- Gosh, I didn't know you were there!  I never saw you coming.  I
don't know what HAPPENED to me.... -- Lunelle

China Doll -- On the breakable side, aren't you? -- Bailey O'Bead

Sultan of Swing -- I hate it when that happens, but I would rather be swung to death
than bitten by an asp. -- Ghost of Cleo

Point Given -- And GRATEFULLY received, I promise you! -- Tycho

Dogma -- So I'm pathetic in the arena.  Big deal.  Try driving a space probe through
my territory sometime, and you'll see who's pathetic! -- Trojan Roc

Sorry no personals from us last time, our lightning pigeon was sick. -- Nick

All -- I'm sure some of you don't believe in that "other" world beyond Alastari, but
I'm here to tell you it exists.  What's more, I've been stuck in it for a while and
can't find the time to keep up in the newsletter.  Though I'll be running on
maintenance for a while and will be quiet in the personals, I will be paying
attention to all of you from the wings.  I'll be back with a vengeance before you
know it.  Best of luck to all, until we meet again! -- Sultan

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?]

25 May 2004
                                 TEN TURNS OF HELL:
                        The KLK Capture The Flag Competition

In the spirit of the ongoing effort to make arena play what it used to be (FUN!!), I

am proud to announce the KLK Capture The Flag Competition.  The competition will be
held in Jhans (DM-36, which has, by the way, grown in size equal to Talcama already).
:)  We are announcing this contest early to allow managers time to prep.

Rules:
     -- On turn 462 (due 8/4/04) the lowest ranked warrior on your team is given your
team's 'flag' (he is your initial flag defender).
     -- Starting on turn 463 (due 8/18/04) flags will be defended every turn and turn
463 is the turn scoring will begin.
     -- Fights involving flags are winners-take-all and a warrior can carry as many
flags as he can win.
     -- If a warrior holding a flag either A) goes inactive, B) loses to a stand-by
warrior or C) gets DA'd, he forfeits all flags he has and they are returned the their
original team's lowest ranked warrior.
     -- If you hold your own flag on an inactive warrior you receive NO POINTS that
turn.
     -- If a warrior graduates to AD holding flags starting on the next turn those
flags will be defended by the lowest ranked warrior on the team of the graduating
warrior.
     -- Scoring as follows for each turn:
          2 pts -- possession of your own team flag
          1 pt -- possession any other flag
          1 pt -- for each win
          1 pt -- for each kill
          1 pt -- for each award you receive in the newsletter
     -- You may enter as many teams as you like (per RSI rules) but each team is its
own entry.
     -- Tie-Breaker goes to the team that had the most points from flags.
     -- If still tied the tie-breaker will be the team that had the most points from
kills.  (It's the Delarq way.)
     -- The contest lasts 10 turns and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
(based on highest point totals)

Prizes: (what you've been waiting on)
1st -- 3 know favorites potions*
       DA warrior named after winning manager
2nd -- 2 know favorites potions*
3rd -- 1 know favorites potion*

* These are full favorite potions (weapon, rhythms and tactics) and can only be used
on warriors with at least 4 FE.

     How's that for paying out? (grin)  Even if you think that it's all about the TC,
these prizes should be enough to draw you in.  (You know who you are.)
     I hope to see friend and foe alike come to Jhans.  Legion, Froths, and all the
others...this is your personal invite.  Can you win?  Can you survive 10 turns of
Hell in Jhans?
     Note:  Special thanks to RSI for helping make this contest possible.  Thanks
guys!

Bookie
KLK Alliance
Director Jhans' Board of Tourism
Warden of the Froth Circle (grin)
D.R.C. 4 Life

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VAPID VANNA butchered WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CHARLATAN was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
DEEMONICA was demolished by ART ERY in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
MORAXX was devastated by REPENT in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
CUP O'PIZZA subdued LUNELLE in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
PAPPY WHAPPY was devastated by HOLY BULL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
OJO TANGO was devastated by QUIETUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
POINT GIVEN handily defeated SIR OCCO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
LENNY BAXTER vanquished TYCHO in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BLOODY MARY viciously subdued SIR PENT in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
GOGO PATROL overpowered SILENT KNIGHT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
XTRA HEAT was defeated by QUANTUM in a exciting 3 minute bloody Challenge match.
THE UPRIGHT MAN slimly lost to JOLTEON in a exciting 2 minute Challenge contest.
DIABOLIC subdued RUN ABOUT RON in a 5 minute Challenge brawl.
GRAND SLAM was overpowered by HELL BLAZER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
OIL CAN defeated FLAGG in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
CAT JUGGLER overpowered TROJAN ROC in a 6 minute gruesome uneven Challenge struggle.
KAIZAR was beaten by CHOBOJA SAMURAI in a 1 minute amateur vs. master Challenge brawl.
LATVIUS overpowered CHINA DOLL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
DARK VIPER was overpowered by LADY DIVAN in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge bout.
SULTAN OF SWING was unbelievably bested by DROC in a 4 minute master's competition.
SAFFIRE vanquished THE UNKNOWN LU in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
SIR INGOMYELIC was vanquished by DANTAVIUS in a popular 1 minute mismatched fray.
VULGAR was defeated by CYCLONE in a action packed 4 minute fight.
GRACIE luckily beat STORMBLADE in a popular 4 minute expert's fight.
SIR PLUTZ was narrowly defeated by OCTAVIAN in a exciting 3 minute expert's match.
ASHLII outwaited QAEDA, AL in a tiring 9 minute gruesome fray.
BAILEY O'BEAD overpowered SHARD in a 1 minute uneven competition.
REVENANT overpowered DOGMA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
QUADRICEPS viciously subdued DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 1 minute brutal fray.
HIRED GOON demolished CHINCHOU in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SPECIAL PURPOSE overpowered BLACKGUARD in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
AFFLICTION was put to death by QUAINT, TOO in a 1 minute match.
KOSIKA butchered SODA SPEAK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
POACHER devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
BUSHWHACKER devastated CICERO in a 1 minute uneven bout.
PILOT was defeated by ST STEPHEN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute novice's match.
MICKEY MITE was demolished by WOLFRAVEN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RETURN outlasted SUGAR MAGNOLIA in a unpopular 10 minute brutal novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  24         WALL OF STEEL     30 -  20 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         LUNGING ATTACK   122 -  88 -  5      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  31 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  29 -  1      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        22 -  24 -  3      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   40 -  45 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  18 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  36 -  2      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  23 -  0      34  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  33 -  1      34  |

Turn 493 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        6 -  4     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK    14 - 10     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  5         1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HOLY BULL 4974             13   4  1  113 THOROUGHBREDS (469)
TOTAL PARRY      DROC 4075                  19   5  1  100 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
AIMED BLOW       LENNY BAXTER 5064          16  14  0   94 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
STRIKING ATTACK  SULTAN OF SWING 5076       20  13  2   92 TERRAPIN STATION (189)
BASHING ATTACK   PAPPY WHAPPY 5045          17  14  1   91 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
WALL OF STEEL    OJO TANGO 5046             17  16  2   85 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
SLASHING ATTACK  HELL BLAZER 5446            4   0  0   42 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LUNELLE 5252               11   8  0   41 THE MOONDOGS (97)
PARRY-STRIKE     CUP O'PIZZA 5397            3   0  0   40 THE JERKS (508)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SULTAN OF SWING 5076.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SULTAN OF SWING 5076.  The ten other most popular fighters were PILOT 4415, 
STORMBLADE 2210, XTRA HEAT 4975, THE UPRIGHT MAN 5185, VULGAR 5251, CYCLONE 2057, 
OCTAVIAN 5210, ART ERY 5324, CUP O'PIZZA 5397, and BLOODY MARY 5321.

The least popular fighter this week was ASHLII 4187.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RETURN 5475, TROJAN ROC 5364, MICKEY MITE 5473, CICERO 5464, SODA SPEAK 
5472, AFFLICTION 5443, BLACKGUARD 5449, CHINCHOU 5306, DOGMA 5323, and SHARD 4213.

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

VAPID VANNA (10-5147) SPRINGBORN (358)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIR MOUNT 2951 (127-118-6)             4  3  0         SIR AGLIO            
SIR REPTITIOUS 2917 (124-124-6)        4  3  0         SIR AGLIO            
SIR DAR 2608 (163-93-5)                3  3  0         SIR AGLIO            
DARING DOG 4033 (63-54-2)              2  3  0         MONGREL HORDE        
MILLER KNIGHT 3610 (95-78-5)           2  3  0         THIRSTY THUGS        
MIPHON 2706 (159-87-2)                 2  3  0         LIQUID CARNAGE       
SIR IASIS 2730 (101-106-4)             0  5  0         SIR AGLIO            

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BAD DOG 3490 (49-32-1)                 6  3  0         MONGREL HORDE        
DARK GUARDIAN 2212 (70-56-2)           3  3  0         MYTH AND MIGHT       
TOM COLLINS 4083 (46-60-5)             3  3  0         THIRSTY THUGS        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIR VIVOR 4065 (77-40-0)               7  3  0         SIR AGLIO            
VERUCA SALT 3033 (36-26-1)             3  3  0         WENSINWASIN L.K.     
AFTERBIRTH 4277 (12-2-0)               1  3  0         THIRSTY THUGS        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIR LY 4116 (40-31-0)                  6  3  0         SIR AGLIO            
SULTAN 4516 (29-8-1)                   4  3  0         SIR AGLIO            
AERYN SUN 4268 (16-10-0)               2  3  0         FARSCAPE             
QRAPPY 4761 (42-50-1)                  2  3  0         QUBIT                
SIR PLUS 4316 (31-24-1)                2  3  0         SIR AGLIO            
KA D'ARGO 4270 (25-13-1)               1  3  0         FARSCAPE             

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MS. KRABAPPLE 4245 (0-4-0)             8  3  0         OTHER SIMPSONS III   

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PLAYFUL DOG 4237 (10-6-1)              7  3  1         MONGREL HORDE        
KERIDIL 4253 (9-6-1)                   5  3  0         BLADES OF ENTROPY    
NEMESIS 2676 (17-6-1)                  5  3  0         MYTH AND MIGHT       

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIR OCCO 5079 (16-8-0)                 3  3  0         SIR AGLIO            
STORMBLADE 2210 (10-12-1)              3  3  0         THUNDERSTRIKERS      
VAPID VANNA 5147 (12-9-0)              2  3  0         SPRINGBORN           
SIR PENT 5089 (10-10-1)                1  3  0         SIR AGLIO            

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DANTAVIUS 5270 (7-3-1)                 6  3  1         DEVIL'S ADVOCATE     
POINT GIVEN 4964 (9-5-1)               4  3  1         THOROUGHBREDS        
QUIETUS 5165 (11-6-1)                  4  3  1         QUBIT                
REPENT 4992 (9-4-0)                    2  3  0         THOROUGHBREDS        
HOLY BULL 4974 (11-3-1)                1  3  0         THOROUGHBREDS        
RIVERWIND 2714 (2-10-0)                1  3  0         THUNDERSTRIKERS      
XTRA HEAT 4975 (6-8-0)                 1  3  0         THOROUGHBREDS        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CUP O'PIZZA 5397 (2-0-0)               6  3  0         THE JERKS            
QUANTUM 5246 (6-4-0)                   6  3  0         QUBIT                
QUADRICEPS 5326 (6-3-0)                4  3  0         QUBIT                
BLOODY MARY 5321 (4-5-0)               3  3  0         BLOODSHED            
GRAND SLAM 5382 (5-1-0)                2  3  0         THOROUGHBREDS        
ART ERY 5324 (2-7-0)                   1  3  0         BLOODSHED            
MAD DOG 4670 (3-1-1)                   1  3  0         MONGREL HORDE        
QAEDA, AL 5302 (5-4-1)                 1  3  0         QUBIT                
SILENT KNIGHT 5322 (4-5-1)             1  3  0         BLOODSHED            

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EX NIHILO 5407 (1-0-0)                 3  3  0         FLAGG'S FAMILY       
SLAPSTICK 5389 (3-1-0)                 3  3  0         PROJECT MAYHEM       
REVENANT 5430 (2-1-0)                  2  3  0         DEVIL'S ADVOCATE     
CAIRO 5203 (0-1-0)                     1  2  0  DEAD   T. CITY              
BUM RUCKUS 5392 (2-2-0)                1  3  0         PROJECT MAYHEM       
CHINCHOU 5306 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         LIGHTNING DECK       
CIPHER 5423 (2-1-0)                    1  3  0         PROJECT MAYHEM       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COUSIN DUPREE 5435 (0-0-0)             5  2  0  DEAD   STEELY TEN           
WAR MACHINE 4495 (0-0-0)               5  3  0         DARQUE KNIGHTS       
ANN OREXIA 5409 (0-0-0)                4  3  0         EVERYDAY PEOPLE      
DOCTOR WU 5432 (0-0-0)                 4  3  0         STEELY TEN           
HELL BLAZER 5446 (0-0-0)               3  3  1         DEVIL'S ADVOCATE     
ANABIEP 5404 (0-0-0)                   2  2  0  DEAD   FLAGG'S FAMILY       
JACK OF SPEED 5434 (0-0-0)             2  3  1         STEELY TEN           
SAM FRANCISCO 5411 (0-0-0)             2  3  0         EVERYDAY PEOPLE      
WARREN PEACE 5410 (0-0-0)              0  2  0  DEAD   EVERYDAY PEOPLE      

ELIGIBLES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIR CUITOUS 4514 (43-30-0)             1  3  0         SIR AGLIO            
SIR ENE 4360 (47-30-3)                 0  3  0         SIR AGLIO            
WHIRLING DOG 4177 (59-31-1)            0  3  0         MONGREL HORDE        

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
QUID PRO QUO 4794 (29-11-1)            6  2  0         QUBIT                
SIR VILE 4754 (24-23-1)                0  3  0         SIR AGLIO            

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
QUIBBLE 4756 (21-41-0)                 1  3  0         QUBIT                
QUONSET 4990 (23-17-0)                 0  3  0         QUBIT                
THUNDER 1897 (16-20-1)                 0  3  0         THUNDERSTRIKERS      

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CUTTHROAT 2019 (9-12-2)                1  3  0         THUNDERSTRIKERS      
SIR INGOMYELIC 5119 (12-9-1)           1  3  0         SIR AGLIO            
GRACIE 5125 (12-11-1)                  0  3  0         SPRINGBORN           

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIR PLUTZ 5207 (8-8-1)                 2  3  0         SIR AGLIO            
CYCLONE 2057 (10-9-0)                  0  3  0         THUNDERSTRIKERS      
SAFFIRE 5274 (5-5-1)                   0  3  0         DEVIL'S ADVOCATE     

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEEMONICA 5343 (4-4-0)                 2  3  0         MEGAWARRIORS         
DOGMA 5323 (2-7-0)                     1  3  0         BLOODSHED            
CHOBOJA SAMURAI 5365 (3-4-0)           0  3  0         THUNDERSTRIKERS      

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DIABOLIC 5438 (1-1-0)                  1  3  0         DEVIL'S ADVOCATE     
AFFLICTION 5443 (1-0-0)                0  3  0         BLOODSHED            
QUAINT, TOO 5352 (0-1-0)               0  3  0         QUBIT                

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THIRD WORLD MAN 5433 (0-0-0)           2  3  0         STEELY TEN           
HYRAX 5405 (0-0-0)                     0  3  0         FLAGG'S FAMILY       
PILOT 4415 (0-0-0)                     0  3  0         FARSCAPE