DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/15/2004    Duedate: 06/28/2004

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-494

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LENNY BAXTER
TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
(10-5064) [17-14-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LENNY BAXTER                   CUP O'PIZZA
TOWNSVILLAINS (457)            THE JERKS (508)
(10-5064) [17-14-0,112]        (10-5397) [4-0-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SULTAN OF SWING                HIRED GOON
TERRAPIN STATION (189)         HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)
(10-5076) [21-13-2,98]         (10-5450) [3-1-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TOWNSVILLAINS (457)         40
2. CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)        32      TERRAPIN STATION (189)
3. LIGHTNING DECK (488)        26      Unchartered Team
4. TERRAPIN STATION (189)      25
5. BLOODSHED (502)             21      HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 3 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)    41  24  2 63.1   1- 1 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)   10  0 0
 2/ 1*HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)     11   7  1 61.1   2/ 5 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)     10  3 1
 3/ 2*THE JERKS (508)           15  11  0 57.7   3/ 3 QUBIT (464)               9  6 1
 4/ 4 TERRAPIN STATION (189)   484 361 23 57.3   4/ 2*HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)     8  5 1
 5/ 5 SIR AGLIO (296)          637 485 28 56.8   5/ 6 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)       8  5 0
 6- 6 FARSCAPE (425)            32  25  1 56.1   6/ 4 SPRINGBORN (358)          8  7 1
 7/ 8 ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)     16  13  2 55.2   7/ 7 BLOODSHED (502)           8  7 1
 8/11 LIGHTNING DECK (488)      22  19  4 53.7   8/12 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)      7  3 0
 9/ 9 QUBIT (464)              413 370 14 52.7   9/ 8*THE JERKS (508)           6  4 0
10-10 THOROUGHBREDS (469)       49  44  3 52.7  10/15 TERRAPIN STATION (189)    5  7 1
11/12 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)     231 251 13 47.9  11/ 9 LIGHTNING DECK (488)      4  3 0
12/13 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)     289 346 20 45.5  12-13 THOROUGHBREDS (469)       4  6 0
13/14 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)      136 166  7 45.0  13/10 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)     4  8 1
14/15 SPRINGBORN (358)         318 415 21 43.4  14/11 THE MOONDOGS (97)         4 11 0
15/16 MEGAWARRIORS (47)        118 167  7 41.4  15/14 SIR AGLIO (296)           3  9 0
16/17 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)     72 104  8 40.9  16/17 MEGAWARRIORS (47)         2 13 0
17/18 BLOODSHED (502)           28  42  3 40.0  17/18 ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)     1  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18/19 THE MOONDOGS (97)        214 370  9 36.6  18-19 FARSCAPE (425)            0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

Old Valamantis:

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

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #8 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Delarquan Edition

Old Valamantis:

     Smeds of Mordant and Shamu of Cliffhome, both Dwarves, drew off to the side from
the rest of the group.  Harvesting and transporting tons of ice from the peaks above
Khalhums was the kind of technical problem they relished, a true Dwarven sort of
problem.  Let the others worry about fighting resurrected wizards.
     "Can we quarry ice like stone?" Smeds wondered.  "There's always heat associated
with breaking rock, what if it melts the ice?"
     "It'd only melt some," Shamu guessed, "and we could stand that, especially if it
made things go a little faster.  And there are plenty of Dwarves in Khalhums who'd be
glad of a little work these days."
     "Closing the arena didn't close down the town!" Smeds protested.
     "Up to a point," Shamu agreed, squinting into the distance.  With the heat and
humidity over the Feyranse basin, the mountains weren't visible, but any Dwarf could
sense them.  Why, they probably weren't much more than a hundred miles away!  Well,
no more than two hundred, anyway.  "But how are we going to HAUL all that ice down
here before it melts?"
     "Wagons.  One thing that did drop to a trickle in the last couple of years is
trade through the mountains," Smeds answered.  "I've got friends up there, and I've
heard.  There are LOTS of carters eager for a load."
     "Right, and woodcutters in Caer who'd be glad to supply sawdust to pack it in, I
bet." Shamu agreed.  "We can do this!"

     "But I don't know ANYTHING about magic!" Lavender Lance of Illis was protesting,
again.
     "That's all right, I know lots about magic," Tensekai the Silver Mage said.  He
patted her back in what he hoped was a soothing manner.  "You've got something just
as good in a situation like this:  you're a lucky guesser.  Between my knowledge and
your luck, we should do well.  Now..." he glanced around at the other gladiators, Ka
D'Argo, Sputter, and Goblin, "you do all understand the plan?"
     "Kill everybody in Old Valamantis who isn't us," Goblin answered promptly.
     Ka D'Argo suppressed a sigh and glanced sideways at the gladiator from Kaltos.
To Tensekai, he said, "We're to secure the Bloodgames arena and a corridor of
approach, hold it till the ice gets here, keeping the wizards out."
     "It's the part about keeping the wizards out that worries me," Sputter of Dwes
Eg muttered.  "Easy to SAY that, but they're WIZARDS.  How are we supposed to stop
them?"

Xochithlan:

     There were no ruins around Xochithlan to rise up at the wizard's call, because
the modern city was the old city, continuously lived in for longer than most
Alastarian cities had existed.  There was, perhaps, a tendency for certain long-
buried residents to stir in their graves, but if any came out to walk the streets, it
was not immediately obvious.
     What was obvious was the forest.
     There had been a forest around Xochithlan for a long time, but it had been
burned away during the Rirorni War.  Replanting efforts had been ongoing for the last
eight years, but eight years is not long enough to bring back a major forest.  And
what surrounded the city now, pressing in against the walls and disturbing the newer
suburbs, was a major forest.
     Not, however, a forest such as the Xochithlani remembered.
     This was a Forest Primeval.
     This was a forest that might hide...anything.
     And according to the scholars of ancient texts consulted by King Feyen of
Xochithlan, it probably did.

     "But I don't trust gladiators!" King Feyen protested.  "Why should I give them
this important job?"
     "Because no one else will take it," Chancellor Leldys said.  "The merchants will
not set their guards to clearing the road, each one fears that the others will hold
back men and attack those who strip their Houses of defense."
     "The army, then," Feyen said.  "What do I pay them for, anyway?"
     "You pay them to defend Xochithlan and your dynasty, Sire.  We dare not set the
army to the task of clearing the road, thus leaving the palace defenses understrength
now, when your half-brother Ferhis is showing his teeth.  An army could be lost in
that Forest...or could change allegiance to avoid going into it.  No, gladiators are
your best resource for this.  Set them to clearing the Forest back from the road so
that we can resume our regular coming and going with the rest of the Federation--"
     The king scowled and stroked his thin mustache.  "I notice there hasn't been any
problem with THEM getting in contact with us--the Shagair."
     The chancellor shrugged.  "Their methods are not something I would recommend.
To use the old magic so freely...dangerous.  Very dangerous.  And surely you don't
want to see the Shagair as our only contact with the rest of the world!"
     "Well, they ARE our kin."
     "I have kin I wouldn't trust.  And the Shagairn ideas of what constitutes proper
payment for the Rirorni War Debt is not...."
     "Not something we can pay.  I know."  Feyen sighed.  "Oh, all right, we'll ask
the gladiators to clear the road.  Land grants for every ten-mile stretch cleared to
a bow-shot back on each side...."
     The chancellor blanched.  "Land grants?  Sire, you can't go handing out land as
though it was an endless resource!  You--"
     "SMALL landgrants, Leldys.  I am NOT an idiot, you know.  If you're thinking of
the unfortunate incident with the oryx and the lotus tank, I assure you that it was
all Tirisha's doing!"
     "And I believe you, of course," the chancellor murmured.  "But things would be
so much easier, Sire, if you had an heir--"
     "I am NOT going to get married just to make things easier for you," Feyen cut
in.  "There's plenty of time.  Let's think about getting the road cleared first."

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 497): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 383): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 502): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 498): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 497): FRIED TWINKIE of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 501): SERENGETI of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 499): PTI of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 493): HOLY BULL of THOROUGHBREDS (DRF, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 485): HIS PROCTOLOGIST of DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 484): MAINE COON CAT of MEOW MIX (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 458): PINK BEAR of LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 449): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 195): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 435): GUNSLINGER of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 384): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 170): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 333): BET OR NOT DIE of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 377): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 497): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 383): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 502): none
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 498): ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 497): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 501): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 499): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 493): DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (Assamite, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 485): BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 484): CARNAGE CANARIES (Carnage Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 458): SUICIDAL DREAMS (Bookie, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 449): DENNY'S BKFAST (T'Loi, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 195): ATMAN PROJECT (Kosmos, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 435): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 384): FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): THE MUPPETS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 170): ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 333): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 377): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 497): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 496): SMEDS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 498): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 499): PTI of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 492): VAPID VANNA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 483): MR. TWISTER of IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 457): KATHLEEN of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 448): UHLEK of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): TAMMY FAYE of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 435): ANN ARTICHOKE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
                           YANKEE DAN of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of KOLACT!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team DEVIL'S ADVOCATE was 
unseated this week as PRAETORIAN GUARD moved up from 5th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-1-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around 
the corner!  Witness how this week TERRAPIN STATION went 3-1-0 to move up 5 in the 
rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 3-1-0 record which PRAETORIAN GUARD managed to 
post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  GOGO 
PATROL caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 
SIR OCCO and was awarded 21 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable 
duels, LADY DIVAN put down CAT JUGGLER, causing him to lose 14 points of recognition 
in the process.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, HOLY BULL has 
lost the title of Duelmaster.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  
All hail LENNY BAXTER, Duelmaster of KOLACT!  No confirmation, but my sources claim 
that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons 
perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In KOLACT "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  TERRAPIN STATION is feared.  This much I can 
say.  Apparently the stalwarts of CLAN BATTLEAXE are catching the bulk of jests down 
at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after TROJAN ROC.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games 
this week, it seems that JOLTEON posted a challenge against the more highly 
recognized BLOODY MARY.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand JOLTEON beat 
BLOODY MARY.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in KOLACT.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool 
flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only 
once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LENNY BAXTER 5064            17  14  0   112       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOLY BULL 4974               13   4  1   113       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
 QUIETUS 5165                 15   7  1   107       QUBIT (464)
 SULTAN OF SWING 5076         21  13  2    98       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
-POINT GIVEN 4964             10   7  1    97       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
 DROC 4075                    19   6  1    93       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 OJO TANGO 5046               18  16  2    93       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
-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)
 GOGO PATROL 5228             11   7  0    86       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 SIR OCCO 5079                18  11  0    79       SIR AGLIO (296)
 SIR PENT 5089                13  12  1    78       SIR AGLIO (296)
 JOLTEON 5180                 10   2  0    78       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
-SAFFIRE 5274                  9   5  1    77       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
 TYCHO 4997                   13  35  0    74       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 SIR INGOMYELIC 5119          13  13  1    73       SIR AGLIO (296)
 BLOODY MARY 5321              7   7  0    73       BLOODSHED (502)
 GRACIE 5125                  15  13  1    72       SPRINGBORN (358)
 VULGAR 5251                  10  10  1    70       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 OCTAVIAN 5210                15   6  1    67       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYCLONE 2057                 13  11  0    66       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
-REPENT 4992                  11   5  1    63       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
 SIR PLUTZ 5207               11  10  1    60       SIR AGLIO (296)
 SILENT KNIGHT 5322            6   8  1    60       BLOODSHED (502)
 QUANTUM 5246                  9   6  0    59       QUBIT (464)
 BAILEY O'BEAD 5253           10  10  0    57       THE MOONDOGS (97)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE UPRIGHT MAN 5185         12  10  0    56       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
 STORMBLADE 2210              10  17  1    54       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUP O'PIZZA 5397              4   0  0    53       THE JERKS (508)
-XTRA HEAT 4975                7  10  0    52       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
 ART ERY 5324                  6   8  1    52       BLOODSHED (502)
-REVENANT 5430                 5   2  0    52       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
 ASHLII 4187                  10   4  0    48       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
-CUTTHROAT 2019                9  15  2    48       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 THE UNKNOWN LU 4709           8   9  1    44       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 LUNELLE 5252                 11   9  0    42       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 DOGMA 5323                    5   9  1    42       BLOODSHED (502)
-HELL BLAZER 5446              4   0  0    42       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
 CHINA DOLL 5287               8   6  0    41       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 QUADRICEPS 5326               9   5  0    40       QUBIT (464)
 QAEDA, AL 5302                7   7  1    39       QUBIT (464)
 CHOBOJA SAMURAI 5365          6   6  1    39       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 KOSIKA 5437                   4   2  1    36       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEEMONICA 5343                5   8  0    33       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
-PIKACHU 5176                  4   1  1    33       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
-DIABOLIC 5438                 5   1  0    32       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
 LADY DIVAN 5456               3   1  0    29       SPRINGBORN (358)
 WOLFRAVEN 5474                2   0  0    29       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 CHINCHOU 5306                 2   2  0    29       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 HIRED GOON 5450               3   1  0    28       HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)
-ELECTRABUZZ 5242              5   2  2    27       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 SHARD 4213                    4   5  1    26       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
-GRAND SLAM 5382               5   4  0    25       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
 TROJAN ROC 5364               6   6  0    24       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 POACHER 5451                  2   2  0    24       HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUAINT, TOO 5352              2   2  1    22       QUBIT (464)
-JOHN CRICHTON 4269            2   2  0    21       FARSCAPE (425)
 LATVIUS 5460                  2   1  0    20       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 FLAGG 5381                    3   8  0    17       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
-SUAVE 5183                    2   0  2    16       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
 KAIZAR 5459                   2   1  0    16       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 RUN ABOUT RON 5426            2   6  0    13       SPRINGBORN (358)
 BLACKGUARD 5449               3   1  1    12       HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)
 RETURN 5475                   2   0  0    11       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
-PA'U ZOTOH ZHAAN 4297         1   1  0    11       FARSCAPE (425)
 CAT JUGGLER 5424              1   2  0    10       THE JERKS (508)
 ST STEPHEN 5478               2   0  0     9       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 BUSHWHACKER 5452              2   2  0     8       HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)
 QUAGMIRE 5480                 1   0  0     6       SPRINGBORN (358)
-PILOT 4415                    0   1  0     5       FARSCAPE (425)
 MORAXX 5470                   0   3  0     4       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 MICKEY MITE 5473              0   2  0     2       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5476           0   2  0     2       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 CICERO 5464                   0   2  0     2       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 MAL ADY 5483                  0   1  0     1       BLOODSHED (502)
 PETUNIA 5481                  0   1  0     1       SPRINGBORN (358)

'-' 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         
SIKOZU 5428            1  3 0 FARSCAPE 425          BLACKGUARD 5449       492         
SPECIAL PURPOSE 5394   3  4 0 THE JERKS 508         CHOBOJA SAMURAI 5365  494         
OIL CAN 5393           3  4 0 THE JERKS 508         DOGMA 5323            494         
DARK VIPER 5461        0  4 0 MEGAWARRIORS 47       DARK CHAMPION 526     494 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         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
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 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Praetorian Guard -- RIP-Soda Speak.  Thought that was a pretty good looking fighter,
(bad pun) but he gave and died easy.  Maybe I can do a favor for you sometime. --
Still

Sultan -- Starting that long deserved round-the-world tour, eh?  We'll have to live
with knowing you're out there watching...but you could drop us a postcard once in a
while. -- Still, yer pal

Dark Viper -- My tresses, to flow free, you did allow. -- Lady Divan

Diabolic -- The mates are looking funny at me, again.  So I told em "when a lion
tamer gets ripped up, does he quit? *shrug* ...not always." -- Ron

Stormblade -- S'hard ta keep a good lady down, or me neither. -- Gracie
P.S.  Lady?  Who was that lady eye-sore with you last night.  That was no lady, that
was Gracie.  *ooof*  ...(c'mon Gracie, s'a joke)

Clan Battleaxe -- A very auspicious return.  The odds makers are in a tizzy.  Can't
stand themselves for the new match-up potentials.  Umm...Ironhand, Ironlung, what was
your moniker again? -- Still

Cup O'Pizza -- I thought you were supposed to be leaning.  Stop standing up straight,
it's confusing me. -- Lunelle

Lenny Baxter -- Tycho says he'd write you a personal but he can't hold a pen.  I
offered to write it for him, but he declined. -- Lunelle

Cat Juggler -- Wow, that takes NERVE. -- Trojan Roc

Shard -- Now just chips. -- Bailey O'Bead

Wolfraven -- Oh, cheese!  YOU got a neat name, tough and warriory, and what did I
get?  Mickey Mite.
P.S.  You wanna hear hosed?  A WT of 19, and I get ONE wit statement?  Cheese.

Clan Battleaxe -- If you are who I think you are...long time no see, good buddy!
Welcome back! -- Zeus, mgr. of Thunderstrikers
P.S.  It's been 10 years, I think we have some catching up to do.

Still -- Thanks for keeping me in the loop.  I don't think it will make any
difference with my Lungers...I think I'm going to give them a morning star or maybe a
maul.  That'll show 'em! -- Zeus

Gracie -- That never happened to me before (since I've been sober)!   Good fight...
and way to take a beating. -- Stormblade

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

DARK VIPER was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FLAGG was vanquished by ART ERY in a exciting 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
RUN ABOUT RON was overpowered by KOSIKA in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
CUP O'PIZZA devastated LUNELLE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
LENNY BAXTER viciously subdued DROC in a 3 minute expert's Challenge Title brawl.
GOGO PATROL overpowered SIR OCCO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
JOLTEON outlasted BLOODY MARY in a action packed 9 minute Challenge melee.
SILENT KNIGHT vanquished QUADRICEPS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
THE UNKNOWN LU was overpowered by VULGAR in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
DEEMONICA was narrowly defeated by QAEDA, AL in a 3 minute Challenge match.
SPECIAL PURPOSE was executed by CHOBOJA SAMURAI in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
CHINA DOLL demolished LATVIUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
OIL CAN was butchered by DOGMA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
LADY DIVAN devastated CAT JUGGLER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
WOLFRAVEN handily defeated TROJAN ROC in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
RETURN bested MORAXX in a exciting 3 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
KAIZAR devastated CICERO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
QUIETUS defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 1 minute brutal bout.
SULTAN OF SWING overpowered SIR INGOMYELIC in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SIR PENT viciously subdued TYCHO in a popular 1 minute gory master's competition.
CYCLONE was vanquished by OJO TANGO in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GRACIE viciously subdued QUANTUM in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
OCTAVIAN bested STORMBLADE in a 2 minute veteran's bout.
THE UPRIGHT MAN overpowered SHARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SIR PLUTZ overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BAILEY O'BEAD overpowered QUAINT, TOO in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ASHLII vanquished HIRED GOON in a action packed 6 minute uneven bout.
CHINCHOU overpowered BUSHWHACKER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
POACHER slimly won victory over PETUNIA in a popular 3 minute gory novice's duel.
BLACKGUARD viciously subdued SUGAR MAGNOLIA in a 2 minute brutal novice's fray.
MICKEY MITE was luckily beaten by ST STEPHEN in a exciting 6 minute novice's fight.
QUAGMIRE beat MAL ADY in a 2 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  18         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  19 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         LUNGING ATTACK   117 -  92 -  7      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW        26 -  22 -  3      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       36 -  33 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         SLASHING ATTACK   42 -  41 -  3      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  28 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  18 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  23 -  0      34  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  34 -  1      32  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  34 -  1      31  |

Turn 494 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       3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     7 - 11         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         5 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       LENNY BAXTER 5064          17  14  0  112 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
LUNGING ATTACK   QUIETUS 5165               15   7  1  107 QUBIT (464)
STRIKING ATTACK  SULTAN OF SWING 5076       21  13  2   98 TERRAPIN STATION (189)
TOTAL PARRY      DROC 4075                  19   6  1   93 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
WALL OF STEEL    OJO TANGO 5046             18  16  2   93 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
SLASHING ATTACK  SIR PENT 5089              13  12  1   78 SIR AGLIO (296)
BASHING ATTACK   THE UPRIGHT MAN 5185       12  10  0   56 ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
PARRY-STRIKE     CUP O'PIZZA 5397            4   0  0   53 THE JERKS (508)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LUNELLE 5252               11   9  0   42 THE MOONDOGS (97)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 HIRED GOON 5450.  The ten other most popular fighters were MICKEY MITE 5473, 
BLOODY MARY 5321, QAEDA, AL 5302, LENNY BAXTER 5064, MORAXX 5470, POACHER 5451, SIR 
PENT 5089, PETUNIA 5481, MAL ADY 5483, and WOLFRAVEN 5474.

The least popular fighter this week was JOLTEON 5180.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BUSHWHACKER 5452, ASHLII 4187, QUAINT, TOO 5352, SHARD 4213, CYCLONE 
2057, SIR INGOMYELIC 5119, CICERO 5464, RETURN 5475, TROJAN ROC 5364, and CAT JUGGLER 
5424.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LENNY BAXTER (10-5064) TOWNSVILLAINS (457)