DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/29/2004    Duedate: 07/12/2004

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-495

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

QUIETUS
QUBIT (464)
(10-5165) [16-7-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

QUIETUS                        CUP O'PIZZA
QUBIT (464)                    THE JERKS (508)
(10-5165) [16-7-1,113]         (10-5397) [5-0-0,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SULTAN OF SWING                QUANTUM
TERRAPIN STATION (189)         QUBIT (464)
(10-5076) [22-13-2,108]        (10-5246) [10-6-0,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GABLE KENNEL (468)          52
2. TERRAPIN STATION (189)      40      DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
3. QUBIT (464)                 31      Unchartered Team
4. SIR AGLIO (296)             27
5. THE JERKS (508)             24      THE JERKS (508)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)    43  26  2 62.3   1/ 8 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)     10  5 0
 2- 2*HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)     11   7  1 61.1   2/ 2 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)      9  3 1
 3/ 3*THE JERKS (508)           17  11  0 60.7   3/ 3 QUBIT (464)               9  6 1
 4/ 4 TERRAPIN STATION (189)   488 361 23 57.5   4/10 TERRAPIN STATION (189)    8  4 0
 5/ 5 SIR AGLIO (296)          639 487 28 56.7   5/ 7 BLOODSHED (502)           8  7 1
 6- 6 FARSCAPE (425)            32  25  1 56.1   6/ 1 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)    7  2 0
 7- 8 LIGHTNING DECK (488)      22  19  4 53.7   7/ 9*THE JERKS (508)           7  3 0
 8/ 7 ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)     16  14  2 53.3   8/ 5 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)       7  7 1
 9/ 9 QUBIT (464)              416 372 14 52.8   9/ 6 SPRINGBORN (358)          7  8 1
10-10 THOROUGHBREDS (469)       49  44  3 52.7  10- 4*HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)     5  4 0
11/11 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)     234 253 13 48.0  11/ 0 GABLE KENNEL (468)        4  1 0
12/ 0 GABLE KENNEL (468)        20  23  2 46.5  12/13 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)     4  8 1
13/12 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)     292 347 20 45.7  13/15 SIR AGLIO (296)           4  8 0
14/13 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)      138 169  8 45.0  14/14 THE MOONDOGS (97)         4 11 0
15/14 SPRINGBORN (358)         319 419 21 43.2  15-11 LIGHTNING DECK (488)      3  1 0
16/17 BLOODSHED (502)           31  44  3 41.3  16-12 THOROUGHBREDS (469)       3  2 0
17/15 MEGAWARRIORS (47)        119 171  7 41.0  17/16 MEGAWARRIORS (47)         2 13 0
18/16 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)     73 107  8 40.6  18/17 ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)     1  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 THE MOONDOGS (97)        216 373  9 36.7  19-18 FARSCAPE (425)            0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                                   HAMMERZ HERALD
             Death Fest Dada Data Edition/Diabolical Delarq Declaration
                                      by Hammer

         Behold, they belch out [insults] with their mouths; swords [of sarcasm,
ridicule, slander, and lies] are in their lips, for who, they think, hear us? --
Psalms 59:7  Amplified Bible

     Sensational News about Hammer negotiating the Re-Opening of Delarq Tor DM 58 as
a Slow Arena "Prize Package" for the DM 59 Death Fest Illis Iron Stable Award Winners
was spreading all across the Delarq Federation quicker than Dragon Fire!!!!!
     Delarq Tor DM 58 would be Re-Opened as a Slow Arena by the Gladiatorial
Commission as a Special Prize Awarded to the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners on the
following conditions:
     1.  At least 20 of the stables entered in the DM 59 Delarq Death Fest beginning
July 29th Must Complete a Minimum of 67 of a possible 75 fights over the course of 15
rounds
     2.  At least 20 of those Iron Stable Managers Must Enter a New Team Roll Up into
DM 58 Delarq Tor Without Cannibalizing Any of Their Active Stables
     3.  A Minimum of 15 Stables are Required to Remain Active Each Cycle for the
First Six Months to Ensure Exclusive Competition for the Duel Master and Team Awards
[Free Fights!] Without Any Other Stables Being Allowed to Enter the Newly Re-Opened
DM 58 Slow Arena [Until the First Six Months Have Expired in May 2006].
     Hammer was Alerting the entire Delarq Federation Regular and Slow Arenas; as
well as the Andorian and Free Blades Slow Arenas; Extending to Every Manager from
Newbie to Jaded Veteran His Personal Invitation to Compete in the DM 59 Delarq Death
Fest; with the Understanding that Delarq Tor DM 58 would be Re-Opened as a Slow Arena
[If More Than Enough Managers Would Compete for the Opportunity to Re-Open Delarq
Tor!]; Thus Carving a New Chapter in the Alastari Historical Archives; While
Fulfilling Their Own Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     One of the things Hammer enjoyed most about Hosting/Promoting New Contests
Was/Is the Transformation/Enlargement of the Chosen Arena Site; Especially
Anticipating the New Stable Names/Managers Who Answer the Call to Cross Blades and
Match Wits in a Hammer Hosted/Sponsored Contest.
     Offering 25 points to each Death Fest competitor who writes a minimum 15
paragraph Team Spotlight [including their Stable Name and Managerial Alias]; while
Highlighting a Storyline of their own choosing as they Answer the Call to Cross
Blades and Match Wits in a Hammer Sponsored Slow Arena Contest; would be One of
Hammer's Most Anticipated Aspects of Hosting the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59.
     It would be Interesting to see Who was able to Write their Spotlight and Email
it in a Format that would NOT be Cut Off by HAL; plus Who would be able to Submit
their Hand Written [or Typed] Spotlight in Time for the RSI Typist to have Time to
Type It into the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter; Otherwise, those 25 points would be
Forfeited Due to the Fact that Hammer and Other Interested Persons would be Deprived
of the Pleasure of the Potential Entertainment of Reading Countless Team Spotlights
on the Opening Round of the Delarq Death Fest [because of Missing or Partial Team
Spotlights!].
     Hammer also was Interested in Who would have the Foresight to Place Their Stable
on Team Maintenance or Warrior Maintenance to Ensure Their Stable Would NOT Miss a
Death Fest Round; thus Forfeiting Both an Additional 25 points for fighting 67 of a
possible 75 fights over the course of 15 rounds AND the Opportunity to Start a New
Stable in Delarq Tor DM 58 as an Illis Iron Stable Award Winner; Once the Death Fest
Contest Concluded in August 2005 and Qualified Managers were Listed with the
Gladiatorial Commission to Send RSI a New Team Roll Up to Register a New Stable in DM
58 Delarq Tor:
     Thus Qualifying those New Stables to Compete in the Rookies 2005 Fall Mailer
Tourney Before Competing in the Historic First Turn of the Newly Re-Opened Delarq Tor
DM 58 Slow Arena on November 3rd 2005.
     Hammer Had Done His Best to Send Out the Call for the Devious, the Diabolical,
the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to Cross Blades and Match Wits in Competition
for the Top 10 Prize Categories and Illis Iron Stable Award [Where Everyone Wins the
Right to Compete in the Newly Re-Opened Delarq Tor DM 58 Slow Arena on November 3rd
2005] All Sanctioned by the Gladiatorial Commission!
     Delarq Tor DM 58 Awaits Those Who are Brave Enough to Endure the Delarq Death
Fest in DM 59 [Beginning July 29th 2004 T-172; Concluding August 25th 2005 T-186] By
Completing a Minimum of 67 Fights Out of a Possible 75 Fights Over the Course of 15
Rounds of Dastardly Delarq Dog-Fighting!

  ***** Consult the DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by Hammer for a Complete
                Listing of Death Fest Rules/Prize Allocations! *****

The New Merriam-Webster Dictionary Definitions:
     Dada:  A movement in art and literature based on deliberate irrationality and
negation of traditional artistic values.
     Data:  Factual information (as measurements or statistics) used as a basis for
reasoning, discussion, or calculation.
     Diabolical:  Devilish, Fiendish.
     Declaration:  To make known formally or explicitly.

     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Death Fest Host/
Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension Family in
DM 28

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #9 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Delarquan Edition

Old Valamantis and away:

     Smeds and Shamu didn't wait for the others to solve THEIR problems, they set out
for the mountains and Khalhums, by way of Mordant and Caer, hitching a ride on a
wagon full of tanned hides.
     Shamu sprawled on the pile of leather and grimaced as the wagon jolted into and
out of a pothole.  Both Dwarves bounced and rolled.  "This is just about
unacceptable."
     "It could be worse," Smeds offered.  "They could be GREEN hides instead of
tanned ones!"
     "Yuck," the Cliffhomer said absently.  "But that wasn't what I meant--the road.
How can we expect to send dozens, maybe even scores of wagons over a road like this?
They'd be shaken to bits if they hurried, and the ice would melt if they didn't."
     "These are the roads we've got to work with," Smeds answered.  "And they aren't
THAT bad."  An especially deep set of ruts sent them bounding wildly over the back of
the wagon.  "Okay, maybe they ARE that bad, but they're STILL the roads we have to
work with."  He was silent for a moment, then shrugged--and grabbed for the side of
the wagon as it rocked and tilted over more ruts.  "This wouldn't be so bad if we
hadn't had two weeks of rain to make really big muddy ruts, and then a couple of
months dry, you know.  Maybe if it rains again--"
     "Oh, joy, wagons stuck in the mud from Khalhums to Valamantis."  Shamu frowned
at the road and at the forest passing on the left (the Feyranse River was on the
right).  There was nothing like a technical problem to get a Dwarf thinking.  "We
need to corduroy the road.  There are trees enough.  Organize parties to work out of
Mordant in both directions, and the road might be passable by the time the ice wagons
are coming down."
     "A corduroy road won't last," Smeds warned, "not where the ground's as wet as it
is here.  The logs will rot."
     "It'll last all summer, at least, and that's all we need.  If we haven't gotten
enough cold water to Old Valamantis to wash out those bloodstains by then, we're
going to be in too much trouble to worry about the road."
     Smeds sighed and then laughed.  "I can't BELIEVE we're taking Debby Tonte's
advice on this!"
     "Well, nobody else had any suggestions at all."

     Nobody paid attention to them when they entered the resurrected city of Old
Valamantis, but that wasn't reassuring.  There were a lot of people around, more than
they'd expected, and somebody SHOULD be paying attention.
     "It's a trap," Ka D'Argo muttered.  "They know something we don't.  Something
that means we're walking right into the frying pan."
     "So what?" Goblin asked.  "We know something THEY don't, too.  Something that
means anybody who attacks US is in for a really big surprise."  The Kaltosian
gladiator fingered his sword and bared his pointed teeth in a hungry grin.  "I hope
they start something SOON."
     "I don't," Sputter grumbled.  "Better to put off till tomorrow the blows you can
avoid today.  And spells are even worse."
     "They won't attack us until we get near the arena," Tensekai said.  The Silver
Mage squinted at the sky, which was a dome of glaring white haze, and then at the
battered wall of the Bloodgames arena looming over the lesser structures a mile away.
"Okay, they might attack physically before then, but...I think they'd rather have our
blood spilled close to the center of their spell-working."
     "So our blood can feed their spells, too?  Great, just great.  What I always
wanted to do," Lavender Lance said.  She sighed heavily.  "And I'm SURE they won't
appreciate us properly."  She drew herself up into a stance that had made more than
one male gladiator falter at the wrong moment as pearly flesh strained against violet
lace.  "I've heard that wizards are BLIND to the finer nuances."
     Tensekai coughed and wrenched his gaze away, blushing.  "Not all of us," he said
in a strangled voice.  "Not...BLIND, anyway."

     "I really don't think we should be doing this," Alta Chess muttered.  She looked
back over her shoulder at the patchwork wall of modern Valamantis longingly.  "I
don't WANT to be doing this...."
     "Nonsense!  Don't be such a coward, Alta," Chip Enser said.  "This is ADVENTURE.
Things are HAPPENING in Old Valamantis.  Do you want to be nothing more than a
SPECTATOR?"
     "Wizard things," his teammate countered.  "And what do we know about wizard
stuff?  Yeah, I'd lots rather be just a spectator.  Lots rather."
     "There's gladiators involved in this; it isn't ALL wizards.  And not all of them
are Lord Protectors, either."  Chip sighed ostentatiously.  "I suppose I couldn't
expect better from a GIRL.  But we can at least get close enough to WATCH, can't we?"

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 498): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 383): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 503): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 499): STANLEY'S CUP of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 498): FRIED TWINKIE of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 502): SERENGETI of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 500): TASTY HANGNAIL of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 494): LENNY BAXTER of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 486): PURPLE FIREFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 485): SYRANO BLOODBANE of THE BLOODBANES (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 459): PINK BEAR of LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 450): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 196): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 436): GUNSLINGER of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 385): 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 334): YOU of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 378): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 498): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 384): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 503): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 499): ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 498): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 502): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 500): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 494): PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 486): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 485): CARNAGE CANARIES (Carnage Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 459): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 450): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 196): ATMAN PROJECT (Kosmos, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 436): HIGHER PURPOSE (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 385): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): THE MUPPETS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 170): ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 334): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 378): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 497): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 384): ONE BROW of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, 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 494): LENNY BAXTER of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 485): SYRANO BLOODBANE of THE BLOODBANES (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 459): PINK BEAR of LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 196): MISS CON DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 436): GUNSLINGER of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
               (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 CLAN BATTLEAXE moved up from 8th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  There were bitter words at HIGHWAY ROBBERS' 
guildhouse after a 0-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 10th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week CLAN BATTLEAXE went 3-2-0 to move up 7 in the rankings.  Did only my 
eyes note the 4-0-0 record which TERRAPIN STATION managed to post this round?  I 
don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  THE UNKNOWN LU caught the eye 
of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested SILENT KNIGHT and was 
awarded 19 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, THE 
UNKNOWN LU put down SILENT KNIGHT, causing him to lose 18 points of recognition in 
the process.  Most watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on SHEWISH 
GIANT as he bore arms against the Dark Arena Challenge of reigning Duelmaster LENNY 
BAXTER.  Not for nothing has LENNY BAXTER in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's 
throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has 
warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just 
remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city KOLACT.  KOLACT, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is BLOODSHED, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding BLOODSHED.  Indeed it was DEVIL'S ADVOCATE.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after SIR OCCO.  Watch your back!  For some warriors honor is not important--only 
empty victory.  See, gladiators, how LATVIUS of PRAETORIAN GUARD challenged down 18 
points to CICERO.  All the city knows the duel went in favor of LATVIUS.  I shall not 
fail to spread the word in other cities of this "mighty" victory.  A match that 
raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that CAT JUGGLER posted a 
challenge against the more highly recognized DEEMONICA.  The results, you ask?  Well, 
the firebrand CAT JUGGLER subdued DEEMONICA.  Remember warriors, this is the 
discipline of steel.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of KAIZAR who this 
week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 15 points below in the rankings.  I 
thought KAIZAR showed great skill and promise when he subdued PETUNIA.  All right, so 
I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  LENNY BAXTER has sworn to take up 
religion upon living to tell of his recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare 
thing indeed!  ART ERY must hold silent, for this week it was humbled in the arena by 
a successful Bloodfeud won by VULGAR of MEGAWARRIORS.  Hail VULGAR for thy victory!  
Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the 
brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIETUS 5165                 16   7  1   113       QUBIT (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOLY BULL 4974               13   4  1   113       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
 SULTAN OF SWING 5076         22  13  2   108       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 DROC 4075                    20   6  1   104       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 DANTAVIUS 5270               11   3  1   101       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
-POINT GIVEN 4964             10   7  1    97       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
 SIR PENT 5089                14  12  1    95       SIR AGLIO (296)
-SIR PRISE 3573               18  15  2    92       SIR AGLIO (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAPPY WHAPPY 5045            17  15  1    89       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 SIR INGOMYELIC 5119          14  13  1    87       SIR AGLIO (296)
 OJO TANGO 5046               18  17  2    86       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 BLOODY MARY 5321              8   7  0    85       BLOODSHED (502)
 GRACIE 5125                  16  13  1    82       SPRINGBORN (358)
 SIR OCCO 5079                18  12  0    80       SIR AGLIO (296)
-JOLTEON 5180                 10   2  0    78       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 QUANTUM 5246                 10   6  0    76       QUBIT (464)
 TYCHO 4997                   13  36  0    75       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 VULGAR 5251                  11  10  1    75       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 CYCLONE 2057                 14  11  0    74       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 GOGO PATROL 5228             11   8  0    73       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 SAFFIRE 5274                  9   6  1    73       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAILEY O'BEAD 5253           11  10  0    71       THE MOONDOGS (97)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REPENT 4992                  11   5  1    63       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
 THE UNKNOWN LU 4709           9   9  1    63       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 OCTAVIAN 5210                15   7  1    60       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 CUP O'PIZZA 5397              5   0  0    57       THE JERKS (508)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASHLII 4187                  11   4  0    56       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 SIR PLUTZ 5207               11  11  1    55       SIR AGLIO (296)
 STORMBLADE 2210              10  18  1    55       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 QUADRICEPS 5326              10   5  0    55       QUBIT (464)
-XTRA HEAT 4975                7  10  0    52       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
-REVENANT 5430                 5   2  0    52       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
 DOGMA 5323                    6   9  1    51       BLOODSHED (502)
 THE UPRIGHT MAN 5185         12  11  0    50       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
 CHINA DOLL 5287               9   6  0    50       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 HELL BLAZER 5446              5   0  0    50       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
-CUTTHROAT 2019                9  15  2    48       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 ART ERY 5324                  6   9  1    47       BLOODSHED (502)
 CRAW DADDY 4956               5   1  1    47       GABLE KENNEL (468)
 LUNELLE 5252                 11  10  0    43       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 SILENT KNIGHT 5322            6   9  1    42       BLOODSHED (502)
 KOSIKA 5437                   5   2  1    39       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 SHARD 4213                    5   5  1    35       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 QAEDA, AL 5302                7   8  1    34       QUBIT (464)
 DEEMONICA 5343                5   9  0    34       MEGAWARRIORS (47)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PIKACHU 5176                  4   1  1    33       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 CHOBOJA SAMURAI 5365          6   7  1    31       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 GABLE ORLEANS 4960            3   6  0    30       GABLE KENNEL (468)
 CAT JUGGLER 5424              2   2  0    30       THE JERKS (508)
-CHINCHOU 5306                 2   2  0    29       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
-HIRED GOON 5450               3   1  0    28       HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)
 TROJAN ROC 5364               7   6  0    27       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-ELECTRABUZZ 5242              5   2  2    27       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
-GRAND SLAM 5382               5   4  0    25       THOROUGHBREDS (469)
 LATVIUS 5460                  3   1  0    25       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
-POACHER 5451                  2   2  0    24       HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY DIVAN 5456               3   2  0    23       SPRINGBORN (358)
 GABLE LIFESAVER 4976          5   2  0    22       GABLE KENNEL (468)
 KAIZAR 5459                   3   1  0    22       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 WOLFRAVEN 5474                2   1  0    22       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 DIABOLIC 5438                 5   2  0    21       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
-JOHN CRICHTON 4269            2   2  0    21       FARSCAPE (425)
 SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5476           1   2  0    21       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 QUAINT, TOO 5352              2   3  1    20       QUBIT (464)
 FLAGG 5381                    3   9  0    18       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
-SUAVE 5183                    2   0  2    16       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
 RUN ABOUT RON 5426            2   7  0    14       SPRINGBORN (358)
 MAL ADY 5483                  1   1  0    13       BLOODSHED (502)
 D'WILDCAT 5029                1   0  0    13       GABLE KENNEL (468)
-BLACKGUARD 5449               3   1  1    12       HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)
 ST STEPHEN 5478               3   0  0    11       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
-PA'U ZOTOH ZHAAN 4297         1   1  0    11       FARSCAPE (425)
-BUSHWHACKER 5452              2   2  0     8       HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)
 RETURN 5475                   2   1  0     7       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 QUAGMIRE 5480                 1   1  0     5       SPRINGBORN (358)
-PILOT 4415                    0   1  0     5       FARSCAPE (425)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORAXX 5470                   0   4  0     4       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 MICKEY MITE 5473              0   3  0     3       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 CICERO 5464                   0   3  0     3       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 PETUNIA 5481                  0   2  0     2       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         
SHEWISH GIANT 523      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          LENNY BAXTER 5064     495 NONE    
SIKOZU 5428            1  3 0 FARSCAPE 425          BLACKGUARD 5449       492         
DA1 5028               0  1 0 GABLE KENNEL 468      MOUNTAIN TROLL 520    495 NONE    
OIL CAN 5393           3  4 0 THE JERKS 508         DOGMA 5323            494         
SPECIAL PURPOSE 5394   3  4 0 THE JERKS 508         CHOBOJA SAMURAI 5365  494         
KLK 5490               0  1 0 MEGAWARRIORS 47       ARENAMASTER FILIA 525 495 NONE    
CHAOTIC EXP#1 5439     2  2 0 MEGAWARRIORS 47       ART ERY 5324          491 JUST REV
CLEO 4996             15 31 2 THE MOONDOGS 97       SULTAN OF SWING 5076  492         
SODA SPEAK 5472        0  1 0 SPRINGBORN 358        KOSIKA 5437           493         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mithril -- I don't know if I should greet you or slap you.  If I could understand
what your last personal to me in 4 said, maybe I could decide.  But welcome all the
same! -- Matrix

Art, Art, Art....  Go down already!!! -- Matrix

Any kLkers in Kolact?  Here's to hoping! -- Matrix

Mith -- You challenged me???  So it's gonna be that way, huh?  In this arena AND 4??
-- Matrix (looking for a good match-up)
P.S.  And with SCUM!!??

Al -- How did you pull that one out??? -- Dee

Clan Battleaxe -- I see your #2 team is in 36 where my Fortifex team resides as well.
We share three arenas.  I suppose we'll be seeing a lot of each other. -- Matrix

Still -- Thanks for the welcome...indeed I feel my return has been going as planned.
I so missed the old arena...brings a tear to the eye to watch the battles again. --
Mithril, Clan Battleaxe

Thunderstrikers -- You bet it's who you think it is...you have got to reach me!
Email at mithril49@yahoo.com ASAP, or call 908-397-1949. -- Mithril

Mikey Mite -- Yeah...that name leaves a lot to be desired.  One wit statement?
Sheesh. -- Mithril

Lenny Baxter -- Grats on the throne...nothing I could do about that heh. -- Droc

Upright Man -- Ummm, ouch.  Watch it, next time I'm sending a real warrior after ya.
-- Mithril

Shard -- You're on notice...fail me again and I shall have your liver served up to
you in butter and garlic. -- Mithril

     No onions? -- Ed.

Cat Juggler -- We ladies (there's a regular high society on Kolact...who knew?)
simply love cats.  Think they're totally divine, spiritual even.  But, juggling them?
Isn't that like juggling furry pillows with razor blades? -- Lady Divan

Quantum -- Steady as a rock on course, (mixin my metaphors) and I'm startin to think
the brain drain could do wif another gas-up. -- Gracie

Octavian -- That was a "Twist" I wasn't expecting!   Our swords will cross again. --
Stormblade

Ojo Tango -- Thanks for the overdue skill rating! -- Cyclone
P.S.  I would love to know your strategy, let's do lunch.

Kaizar -- Nice learn, but if I keep losing, I think I'll have to sepuku! -- Cicero

Cup O'Pizza -- Ick.  Yuck. -- Lunelle

Wolfraven -- Whether you are a wolf with wings or a raven with teeth, I don't like
it.  Either idea gives me a cold chill. -- Trojan Roc

Serpent -- I think I've been designated to take over Cleo's weakness regarding your
kind.  (shrug)  It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it. -- Tycho

Quaint, Too -- Quaint as a quill pen, and about as useful. -- Bailey O'Bead

St Stephen -- Ah, but if they'd let me bring a bow into the arena....  No, wait,
that's Sebastian, isn't it?  Well, there must be SOMETHING you're vulnerable to.
I'll look it up. -- Mickey Mite

     Rocks, I think. -- Ed.

16 June 2004
                             Death Fest Begins July 29/DM 59 T-172

     "You drive a hard bargain Hammer," responded Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul, "but the 
Gladiatorial Commission has agreed to re-open DM 58 Delarq Tor as a Slow Arena 
exclusively for a period of six months to those Death Fest contestants who fight 
their stables at least 67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death 
Fest; on the condition that at least 20 stables qualify for the Illis Iron Stable 
Award at the conclusion of the Death Fest and those qualifying managers send a New 
Stable to DM 58 Delarq Tor without Cannibalizing their participation in the other 
arenas where they have active stables!"
     Hammer felt a certain sense of satisfaction as he studied the ghoulish grin 
spreading across the face of Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul; proud Arena Master of the once 
dying Illis Arena, as the DM 59 Arena Authority signed the Gladiatorial Commission 
papers authenticating the arrangement agreed upon by the two parties presiding.
     "You and the Gladiatorial Commission also drive a hard bargain," Hammer replied 
as he reflected upon the prospects of Delarq Tor DM 58 being re-opened as a Slow 
Arena with at least 20 New Stables by the Managers who fight their stables at least 
67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death Fest. "I also notice the 
clause that for Delarq Tor to be open Exclusively for 6 months to the New Stables 
managed by the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners that there must be at least 15 stables 
Active each cycle. That is a fair bargain for the opportunity to battle for the 
Duelmaster Throne each of those six months before Other New Stables are allowed to 
enter Delarq Tor."
     This was a Golden Opportunity for both Veteran and Newbie Managers to pave a new 
frontier of Delarq history by qualifying their Death Fest stables in DM 59 with 67 
fights out of a possible 75; then for the price of running a stable in a Regular 
Arena, continuing to be Active in DM 59 and sending a New Team Roll Up to be a part 
of "History in the Making" when Delarq Tor would re-open for its First Turn as a Slow 
Arena on November 3rd, 2005.
     Death Fest would conclude on T-186 August 25th, 2005 allowing the Illis Iron 
Stable Award Winners enough time to be registered with the Gladiatorial Commission; 
whereupon they would be able to submit a New Team Roll Up to the GC to start a New 
Stable in Delarq Tor; be able to fight those New Gladiators in the Rookies 2005 Fall 
Mailer Tourney; then begin competing for the DM 58 Duelmasters Throne in Delarq Tor 
right out of the gate with the November 3rd 2005 T-1 Debut Opening Round.
     Hammer of the First Part had also negotiated with Lord Na-Zul of the Second Part 
an agreement that All 10 Dark Arena Monsters and 17 NPCs Characters be re-named by 
the Top Ten Death Fest Finishers. [See DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by 
Hammer for the complete listing of Dark Arena Monsters/NPCs and the Official Death 
Fest Designation for which Top Ten Finishers re-name which characters!]
     Lord Na-Sul could not hide his delight at the prospects of Death being re-
delivered to his once dying arena during the Delarq Death Fest; the DM 59 Arena 
Master agreed that these Death Fest Prizes were but a Small Exchange in Comparison to 
the Profits to be made by the local Illis business merchants and surrounding 
community from the Anticipated Influx into Illis by the Veteran and Newbie 
Managers/Gladiators/Stables seeking to make History in the Delarq Death Fest.
     Nor could Hammer conceal his jubilation regarding the Call Across Alistari being 
Answered to Cross Blades and Match Wits with the Devious, the Diabolical, the 
Dangerous and the Down Challenging who were being drawn to the Delarq Death Fest to 
Fulfill their Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     REMEMBER: Death Fest begins July 29th T-172 with 25 points being awarded to 
those who write a minimum 15 paragraph Team Spotlight [including Stable Name & 
Managerial Alias in the Storyline!] for the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter [So Make Sure HAL 
Does Not Eat any Lengthy Sentences that are Emailed without Proper Formatting; and 
the RSI Typist has Plenty of Time to Type Any Hand Written Spotlights; Lest Ye 
Discover 0 Points Awarded for a Missing or Incomplete T-172 Team Spotlight!]
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"  -- Hammer/Death Fest 
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension 
Family in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LENNY BAXTER butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
KLK was murdered by ARENAMASTER FILIARIL in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
VULGAR devastated ART ERY in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
QUAGMIRE was overpowered by KOSIKA in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
CUP O'PIZZA bested LUNELLE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
PAPPY WHAPPY was overpowered by DROC in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
SAFFIRE was overcome by GRACIE in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.
DANTAVIUS vanquished SIR OCCO in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
THE UPRIGHT MAN was overpowered by CYCLONE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
THE UNKNOWN LU overpowered SILENT KNIGHT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LADY DIVAN was overpowered by HELL BLAZER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
RUN ABOUT RON was luckily beaten by TROJAN ROC in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
CAT JUGGLER savagely defeated DEEMONICA in a 6 minute Challenge match.
LATVIUS overpowered CICERO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
KAIZAR devastated PETUNIA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SULTAN OF SWING overpowered OJO TANGO in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
QUIETUS devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
SIR PENT overpowered GOGO PATROL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
SIR INGOMYELIC viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute veteran's contest.
BLOODY MARY demolished TYCHO in a 2 minute gruesome uneven bout.
OCTAVIAN was viciously subdued by QUANTUM in a exciting 4 minute veteran's contest.
SIR PLUTZ was overpowered by BAILEY O'BEAD in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
CRAW DADDY vanquished WOLFRAVEN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHINA DOLL demolished CHOBOJA SAMURAI in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
QAEDA, AL was vanquished by DOGMA in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ASHLII unbelievably bested STORMBLADE in a crowd pleasing 7 minute gruesome bout.
QUADRICEPS overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DIABOLIC lost to GABLE ORLEANS in a 1 minute fray.
SHARD overpowered QUAINT, TOO in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FLAGG was overpowered by SUGAR MAGNOLIA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
GABLE LIFESAVER overpowered MICKEY MITE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
MORAXX was outwaited by ST STEPHEN in a unpopular 12 minute novice's duel.
RETURN was savagely defeated by D'WILDCAT in a 3 minute brutal amateur's match.
MAL ADY handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  19         LUNGING ATTACK   119 -  88 -  7      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  20 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   45 -  37 -  3      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         AIMED BLOW        26 -  22 -  4      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       37 -  33 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  29 -  1      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  18 -  0      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  29 -  1      34  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  24 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  36 -  1      23  |

Turn 495 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  5         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  7     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   QUIETUS 5165               16   7  1  113 QUBIT (464)
STRIKING ATTACK  SULTAN OF SWING 5076       22  13  2  108 TERRAPIN STATION (189)
TOTAL PARRY      DROC 4075                  20   6  1  104 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
SLASHING ATTACK  SIR PENT 5089              14  12  1   95 SIR AGLIO (296)
BASHING ATTACK   PAPPY WHAPPY 5045          17  15  1   89 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
WALL OF STEEL    OJO TANGO 5046             18  17  2   86 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
AIMED BLOW       SIR OCCO 5079              18  12  0   80 SIR AGLIO (296)
PARRY-STRIKE     VULGAR 5251                11  10  1   75 MEGAWARRIORS (47)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LUNELLE 5252               11  10  0   43 THE MOONDOGS (97)
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 QUANTUM 5246.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIR INGOMYELIC 5119, 
PAPPY WHAPPY 5045, STORMBLADE 2210, RUN ABOUT RON 5426, SAFFIRE 5274, CAT JUGGLER 
5424, CUP O'PIZZA 5397, D'WILDCAT 5029, DANTAVIUS 5270, and THE UNKNOWN LU 4709.

The least popular fighter this week was ST STEPHEN 5478.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MORAXX 5470, RETURN 5475, MICKEY MITE 5473, QUAINT, TOO 5352, DIABOLIC 
5438, ASHLII 4187, QAEDA, AL 5302, CHOBOJA SAMURAI 5365, WOLFRAVEN 5474, and OJO 
TANGO 5046.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SULTAN OF SWING (10-5076) TERRAPIN STATION (189)

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

LENNY BAXTER (10-5064) TOWNSVILLAINS (457)