DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/14/2004    Duedate: 12/27/2004

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-507

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LUNELLE
THE MOONDOGS (97)
(10-5252) [21-12-0,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LUNELLE                        SLIME GIGGLE
THE MOONDOGS (97)              KING NIXON (522)
(10-5252) [21-12-0,131]        (10-5540) [6-3-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE UPRIGHT MAN                BLAME SULTAN
ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)          TERRAPIN STATION (189)
(10-5185) [16-19-0,67]         (10-5477) [8-1-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TERRAPIN STATION (189)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SIR AGLIO (296)             51
2. KING NIXON (522)            50      TERRAPIN STATION (189)
3. THE KLK (519)               40      Unchartered Team
4. LIGHTNING DECK (488)        33
5. THE FELLOWSHIP (523)        29      KING NIXON (522)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THOUSAND SONS (499)        1   0  0  100   1/ 1 TERRAPIN STATION (189)   11  3 0
 2- 2 THE JERKS (508)           32  13  0 71.1   2/ 2*KING NIXON (522)         11  4 1
 3/ 3*KING NIXON (522)          29  16  3 64.4   3/ 3 LIGHTNING DECK (488)      9  3 0
 4/ 4 TERRAPIN STATION (189)   519 383 23 57.5   4/ 8 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)     7  8 1
 5/ 5 SIR AGLIO (296)          672 507 31 57.0   5/ 7 DARK CREATION (210)       7  8 0
 6/ 6 LIGHTNING DECK (488)      37  29  4 56.1   6/ 4 SPRINGBORN (358)          7  8 0
 7/ 7 QUBIT (464)              436 392 14 52.7   7/ 6 BIG TROUBLE (408)         7  8 0
 8/ 8*THE FELLOWSHIP (523)       3   3  1 50.0   8/11 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)      5  1 0
 9- 9 WAR HAWKS (11)           271 284 16 48.8   9/10 SIR AGLIO (296)           5  7 2
10/11 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)     255 277 16 47.9  10/12 THE MOONDOGS (97)         4 11 0
11/10 ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)     20  22  2 47.6  11/16*THE FELLOWSHIP (523)      3  3 1
12/ 0 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)     297 352 20 45.8  12/ 9 QUBIT (464)               3  6 0
13/12 SPRINGBORN (358)         351 447 21 44.0  13- 5 MEGAWARRIORS (47)         3  7 0
14-13 MEGAWARRIORS (47)        147 197  9 42.7  14-13 THE JERKS (508)           2  0 0
15/14 BIG TROUBLE (408)         61  83  2 42.4  15-15*THOUSAND SONS (499)       1  0 0
16/15 DARK CREATION (210)      104 151 13 40.8  16/ 0*THE KLK (519)             1  4 0
17/16 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)     94 138 10 40.5  17-19*PSYCHOTIC RAGE (520)      1  4 0
18/18 THE MOONDOGS (97)        235 414  9 36.2  18-18 WAR HAWKS (11)            1  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19*PSYCHOTIC RAGE (520)       1   4  0 20.0  19/17 ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)     0  3 0
20/ 0*THE KLK (519)              1   4  0 20.0  20/ 0 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)      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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
DM 1 MORDANT (turn 510): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
DM 2 NIANIA (turn 396): YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
DM 3 OSKSI (turn 515): GREEN BEAN of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
DM 4 JHELUM (turn 511): WHITE WIND of MAYAN WHITE (Myrrdin, mgr.)
DM 5 KALTOS (turn 510): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
DM 6 TRANSEL (turn 514): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
DM 7 BONSUR (turn 511): GOKU of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
DM 10 KOLACT (turn 506): LUNELLE of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
DM 18 TALCAMA (turn 498): SALT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
DM 21 SUNSET (turn 496): GINA TAILIA of FEVER PITCH (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
DM 36 COSMOWORLD (turn 470): CLURACAN of THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
DM 38 CLIFFHOME (turn 461): CRAPOLA CRAYON of THE LOST SOULS (Stimpy, mgr.)
DM 39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
DM 42 RODEKI (turn 448): BOZO of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
DM 51 TRICORUS (turn 396): SPIDER-MAN of WENSINWASIN M.H. (Youngblood, mgr.)
DM 54 TROCAR (turn 188): CERISA of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
DM 59 ILLIS (turn 176): PLAGUEBEARER of SHADOWLAND (DeGotti, mgr.)
DM 62 VALAMANTIS (turn 346): TRAIN of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
DM 72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 153): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 389): DR DAZZLE of PEPPER PRACTICE II from ANDOR (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      --------
DM 1 MORDANT (turn 510): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
DM 2 NIANIA (turn 396): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
DM 3 OSKSI (turn 515): VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
DM 4 JHELUM (turn 511): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
DM 5 KALTOS (turn 510): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
DM 6 TRANSEL (turn 514): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
DM 7 BONSUR (turn 511): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.) 
DM 10 KOLACT (turn 506): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
DM 18 TALCAMA (turn 498): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
DM 21 SUNSET (turn 496): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
DM 36 COSMOWORLD (turn 470): THE CHADS (Rillion, mgr.)
DM 38 CLIFFHOME (turn 461): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
DM 39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
DM 42 RODEKI (turn 448): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
DM 51 TRICORUS (turn 396): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
DM 54 TROCAR (turn 188): KATHOUSE (Kat, mgr.)
DM 59 ILLIS (turn 176): HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
DM 62 VALAMANTIS (turn 346): DEVIL'S MAYHEM (Dincuru Feadagnor?, mgr.)
DM 72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 153): KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 389): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                  Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
DM 2 NIANIA (turn 395): ANALIRA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
                        LUBAYA THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
DM 10 KOLACT (turn 505): CUP O'PIZZA of THE JERKS (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
DM 21 SUNSET (turn 495): BAD ACID of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
DM 38 CLIFFHOME (turn 460): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
DM 39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 201): LAHRS ENNY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                             ANGELOST of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
DM 54 TROCAR (turn 188): CERISA of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
DM 59 ILLIS (turn 176): PLAGUEBEARER of SHADOWLAND (DeGotti, mgr.)
            (turn 175): FEDIFENSOR of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
DM 62 VALAMANTIS (turn 345): CHIP ENSER of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     That was shocking, Jolteon!  Sorry, couldn't resist.
     Congratulations to Cup O'Pizza, and we'll all be down at the wharf to see you
off, boy.  Have a good trip, or else fall into the Trier, whichever suits you.

                                       Lunelle

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, KOLACT?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  If this keeps up, MEGAWARRIORS, you'll 
have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 8 in the rankings?  THE 
FELLOWSHIP turned their 2-2-0 turn into a 11th place rank in the listings this turn.  
Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Now let's all watch LIGHTNING 
DECK's heads swell from their 4-0-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, 
big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see WICKED SUNSHINE win a fight 
and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ELECTRABUZZ beat BAILEY O'BEAD and BAILEY 
O'BEAD lost 12 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  SIX DEMON BAG challenged KOLACT's 
Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And if variety is the spice of life, KOLACT may 
be getting bland, as LUNELLE stays top dog in the city.  Don Corleone's, humph!  I've 
tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From KOLACT's trash 
dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  KING 
NIXON, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care 
to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was TERRAPIN STATION.  Ha ha ha ha!  
TROJAN ROC was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  Looks like time for laurels or hemlock, JOLTEON was 
challenged by CUTTHROAT, who was ranked 26 points below him.  And sure, CUTTHROAT 
lost alright, but gained 4 recognition for his pains.  And pains they may indeed be!  
I guess I can give a little credit to BALIN BOB of SPRINGBORN for challenging up by 
18 to BISHOP.  BALIN BOB lost to get 16 points of recognition.  And we have REVERIE 
in a challenge, going down 10 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought REVERIE 
showed great skill and promise when she subdued MICKEY MITE.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for KOLACT's 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in KOLACT to get a drink than Don Corleone's!  
Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  
Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUNELLE 5252                 21  12  0   131       THE MOONDOGS (97)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAVARE 1978                  21  22  1   113       DARK CREATION (210)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRACIE 5125                  23  18  1   109       SPRINGBORN (358)
 CYCLONE 2057                 18  17  0   104       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 SHARD 4213                   13   9  2    97       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 BLAME SULTAN 5477             8   1  0    97       TERRAPIN STATION (189)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIX DEMON BAG 4028           14  16  0    90       BIG TROUBLE (408)
 JOLTEON 5180                 14   3  0    90       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 LADY DIVAN 5456              10   7  0    90       SPRINGBORN (358)
 TYCHO 4997                   14  47  0    89       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 STORMBLADE 2210              16  23  1    81       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
-DEEMONICA 5343               11  14  1    80       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 ELECTRABUZZ 5242             10   3  2    77       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 SIR PLUTZ 5207               15  19  2    76       SIR AGLIO (296)
-OCTAVIAN 5210                17   7  1    68       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 BAILEY O'BEAD 5253           15  18  0    68       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 THE UPRIGHT MAN 5185         16  19  0    67       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
 QUADRICEPS 5326              16  11  0    67       QUBIT (464)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUTTHROAT 2019               12  21  2    66       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 WOLFRAVEN 5474                9   6  1    66       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 PIKACHU 5176                  8   3  1    60       LIGHTNING DECK (488)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLIME GIGGLE 5540             6   3  0    55       KING NIXON (522)
 QAEDA, AL 5302               11  16  1    54       QUBIT (464)
-QUAINT, TOO 5352              4   5  1    50       QUBIT (464)
-FEAR FOOL 5504                6   4  0    48       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 WICKED SUNSHINE 5541          6   3  0    47       KING NIXON (522)
 IVAN MASHMINAPLP 5513         6   5  0    45       SPRINGBORN (358)
 RAPID BLINKER 4212            5   5  0    45       BIG TROUBLE (408)
 ST STEPHEN 5478              10   5  0    43       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 TROJAN ROC 5364               9  16  0    43       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 VIVID SLUR 5544               4   5  0    42       KING NIXON (522)
-ENGINEER FRED 5491            3   1  0    40       THE JERKS (508)
-KOSIKA 5437                   6   3  1    39       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 GUTBOY FISHFOOT 5543          8   1  0    38       KING NIXON (522)
 BISHOP 5567                   4   2  0    38       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 ARKANE SLAYBACK 3651          6   7  1    34       DARK CREATION (210)
 MUTE SCREAM 5542              5   4  3    34       KING NIXON (522)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BANE 5505                     5   5  0    30       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 THE QUESTION 5557             5   2  0    30       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 REVERIE 5570                  4   1  0    30       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 TWO-JACKS 5580                3   0  0    30       SPRINGBORN (358)
-CAT JUGGLER 5424              2   2  0    30       THE JERKS (508)
-SIR Q. 5559                   4   2  1    28       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 SIR REALISTIC 5552            4   3  1    26       SIR AGLIO (296)
-OPTI-GRAB 5492                3   1  0    25       THE JERKS (508)
-LATVIUS 5460                  4   2  0    24       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAYNESTORM 5532               3   6  1    21       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 SIR WIN_D_LESS 5588           1   1  1    20       SIR AGLIO (296)
-AZIK 5348                     3   1  0    19       WAR HAWKS (11)
 MICKEY MITE 5473              2  13  0    19       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 HOOKFANG 5514                 4   6  0    18       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
-SUAVE 5183                    2   0  2    16       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
 BALIN BOB 5563                2   4  0    16       SPRINGBORN (358)
 AZRAEL 5521                   1   0  0    15       THE KLK (519)
-KAIZAR 5459                   4   2  0    14       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOLTEON 5587                  2   0  0    14       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 SIR DA 5586                   1   1  0    13       SIR AGLIO (296)
-ALCOHOL INDUCED 5526          1   0  0    12       PSYCHOTIC RAGE (520)
 ONE-MAN ARMY 5583             2   1  0    11       BIG TROUBLE (408)
 TALON (BOOKIE) 5523           0   1  0    11       THE KLK (519)
-KRITCHNOK 5276                1   0  0     9       THOUSAND SONS (499)
 Z 5576                        1   0  0     8       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
 GRISL 5577                    1   0  0     7       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
 QUO VADIS 5553                1   1  0     6       QUBIT (464)
 LEGALOS 5574                  1   1  1     5       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
-SKEL'RAN 5556                 1   2  0     5       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
-HOOF HEARTED 5584             1   1  0     5       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 HOSSFATHER 5522               0   1  0     5       THE KLK (519)
-LUCINCH 5380                  1   1  0     4       WAR HAWKS (11)
-JAEILL 5347                   0   4  0     4       WAR HAWKS (11)
 ABOMINATION 5581              0   3  0     3       DARK CREATION (210)
-MANIC DEPRESSIVE 5529         0   1  0     1       PSYCHOTIC RAGE (520)
-MULTI SCHIZO 5528             0   1  0     1       PSYCHOTIC RAGE (520)
-ARACHNE-PHOBIC 5527           0   1  0     1       PSYCHOTIC RAGE (520)
-DEVEX 5400                    0   1  0     1       WAR HAWKS (11)
-THINGOL 5575                  0   1  0     1       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PORKCHOP EXPRESS 4234  0  5 0 BIG TROUBLE 408       BLACK ORC 522         507 NONE    
NEEDLES 5582           1  2 0 BIG TROUBLE 408       RAYNESTORM 5532       507         
NIGHTWIND 5573         2  2 0 DARK CREATION 210     SIR REALISTIC 5552    507         
ARKAIK SLAUTER 5572    2  2 0 DARK CREATION 210     SIR WIN_D_LESS 5588   507         
QUARTERMASTER 3580     6  6 3 DARK CREATION 210     DEEMONICA 5343        503 REVENGED
TESSIER 5571           0  1 0 DARK CREATION 210     SIR Q. 5559           504         
NALDOR 5578            0  1 0 THE FELLOWSHIP 523    ARENAMASTER FILIA 525 507 NONE    
BREWHA 5520            0  1 0 THE KLK 519           HIGH ELF 521          507 NONE    
P-DIDDI 5524           0  1 0 THE KLK 519           STONE GOLEM 528       507 NONE    
VOLUPTUOUS 5539        0  1 0 PRAETORIAN GUARD 6    BLACK ORC 522         507 NONE    
QUICKIE 5565           0  1 0 QUBIT 464             LEGALOS 5574          506         
SIR INGE 5566          1  1 0 SIR AGLIO 296         HIGH ELF 521          507 NONE    
RUN ABOUT RON 5426     8 10 0 SPRINGBORN 358        SIR PLUTZ 5207        504         
KAMI 5243              3  3 0 WAR HAWKS 11          MUTE SCREAM 5542      505         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stormblade -- My thanks to you, sir, these last two fights.  Clearly, you have the
skills and abilities to beat me every time, but you at least let me awe the fans
before you turn it around and trash me!  Thanks! -- The Upright Man (who needs every
single fan on his side and really doesn't care all that much about the losses)

One-Man Army -- I'm hearin ya, delays delays.  Ya see, dat's tha big bore weapon.  Da
Sunday Driver Special.  Glad it met-cha.  Besides...you sure yer not more tha special
forces type. -- Two-Jacks

Bishop -- Them reversible attacks...we're a hankerin for a rematch.  Sans extra
accoutrements and anchor. -- Bob

Deemonica -- The brimstone special effects in your entrance were a nice effect.  Gee,
I wish I were a Lady Demon, instead of just a Lady.  Demonesses are all the rage.
Can't throw a proper Cotillion without at least a couple on hand.  Oh sure, being
aloof has it's place (it's practically a societal requirement) ...but, to be so
popular. -- Lady Divan
P.S.  Ladies eschew popularity

Kolact -- That's it! I'm gone. -- Pork-chop Express
P.S. This name must be cursed....

Mickey Mite -- I continue on for one more turn. My thanks. -- Rapid Blinker

Bailey O'Bead -- From my point of view it's O'Beat. -- Six Demon Bag
P.S.  Our records are rather similar though....

Quo Vadis -- That's a name just rife with philosophical implications.  Just where are
any of us going?  Where are you going?  Where am I going? -- Needles, who didn't go
very far in that fight

Two-Jacks -- That was quite an informed challenge. Well done. -- One-Man Army

Tycho -- Very humble of you to let me win.  Of course a warrior with your experience
could take the Duelmaster whenever and however you please, right? -- Cyclone

Quadriceps -- How is such a tall guy like yourself so quick? -- Zeus

The Upright Man -- Well...the crowd still likes ya! -- Stormblade

Abomination -- Thanks for the fight with Hookfang, he needed that!  He'd tell ya
himself, but he'd just end up slobbering and spittin all over ya.  I'm sure you
understand. -- Zeus

Sir Q -- I don't think I've ever seen that attack before!  Well done!  I have to
ask...How did you know that he favors that weapon combo from the get-go? -- Zeus

Cup O'Pizza -- Heck.  I had such hopes.  Oh, well, good fight. -- Tycho

Reverie -- You're a cute big thing, aren't you?  But you don't look a bit like a
terrapin. -- Mickey Mite

Sir Plutz -- Actually, I didn't care whether I got to say no or not, I just wanted to
bury you in the sand. -- Lunelle

Quadriceps -- It's all well and good to have muscles, but when your brain is too far
away from them, you're gonna have problems, boy. -- Bailey O'Bead

Gutboy Fishfoot -- And a lefty besides.  That is very sinister. -- Trojan Roc

Rapid Blinker -- Wow, that's confusing. -- Mickey Mite the dazed and confused

Cyclone -- (heavy sigh)  I hope this isn't the resumption of a trend. -- Tycho

Six Demon Bag -- Three were enough for me. -- Bailey O'Bead

Arkane Slyaback -- Of COURSE nobody told me I could fight!  Whatever could you be
thinking?  They just told me, get into orbit and stay there, or you'll be in trouble.
-- Trojan Roc

Zeus -- I'm not a Mouse.  That would show on my "race notation," you know.  I'm just
cursed by my manager, or maybe by my stars, or at least by SOMETHING. -- Mickey Mite

Bane -- It's amazing how long you can go after getting desperate so early.  You got
learns, and I got lucky. -- Sume Giggle

Wofraven -- Wow!  Wasn't expecting that.  You won't see me again by choice. -- Wicked
Sunshine

Reverie -- Come after me with that thing?  Should've tried the war flail instead. --
Mute Scream

Pikachu -- Seems as if I'm slipping a bit.  I better prepare, and grab another
doughnut. -- Gutboy Fishfoot

Hoof Hearted -- You Hoof, your Heart is made of gold.  Thanks for giving a guy a
break who is down on his luck. -- Vivid Slur

17 November 2004
                       Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups
                                  Hosted by Hammer

     Niytyole Island DM 33 has dwindled to the point where as of T-482 [duedate
November 3, 2004] there were only 2 active stables listed with 3 inactive stables in
a once thriving and lively regular arena.
     During the past 40+ cycles Hammer has been hosting the Hammer Run for the Roll
Ups in DM 33.
     Thus far only the Ripper and Slasher categories have produced winners to claim
the 5 New Team Roll Ups Prize for being the first declared Style Master of their
respective categories to graduate.
     Every contending stable has gone inactive for one reason or another, including
CASINO HAMMERZ, over the past several months.
     Now DM 33 faces the harsh reality that if RSI chooses to close any arenas due to
little or no interest, Niytyole Island could very well head the list of endangered
regular arenas!
     In an effort to preserve his beloved island, Hammer is announcing the
continuation of the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups; combined with the Hammer 500 which
will conclude both contests on T-500 [duedate July 13, 2005] should DM 33 continue to
remain open in the coming months.
     Attention Hammer Runners!
     The Hammer Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.  Participants MUST Be
Declared in the P-ads On or Before their First DM 33 Basic Arena Fight to Qualify as
a Hammer Runner!  Winners of Each Category will receive 5 New Team Roll Up Gift
Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  [On the condition that they
Graduate on or before T-500; see amended rules below!]
     The following Style Master categories remain open with a listing of how many
declared contestants are still entered and their W/L recognition record at the time
of their disappearance from the Hammer Run competition:
     (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
     [Manager name/Stable name in brackets] followed by their last known W/L
recognition ranking
Rippers  Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-475
     01.  WINNER T-475 Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] WINNER T-475
Lungers
     01.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]  14-15-0,73
     02.  Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  3-2-0,14
Strikers
     01.  Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,52
Pikers
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]  0-0-0,0
     02.  Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-2-0,21
     03.  Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,25
Slashers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-469
     01.  WINNER T-469 Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] WINNER T-469
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  13-1-0,84
     02.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]  ?-?-?,??
     03.  Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,26
Plungers
     01.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-8-0,19
     02.  Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,48
Bashers
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  6-5-2,33
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  8-8-1,47
     03.  Big Casino Hammer (T-476) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  0-0-0,0
Wastes
     01.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  5-8-0,23
Aimers
     01.  Porkey LR (T-463)  [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  2-3-0,9
     As you can plainly see, the Hammer Run is still wide open in several categories,
depending upon whether or not the deactivated stables are reactivated for the Hammer
500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups contest!
     Any declared warrior who succeeds in graduating by T-500 will win 5 New Team
Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  Gift Certs will be
awarded as soon as possible upon official graduation if the graduation occurs prior
to T-500.
     On T-500 the highest ranked ACTIVE declared warrior in the category(s) without a
Graduate will win 2 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of
Hammer!
     Additional Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Gift Cert Prizes:
     Five (5) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager whose warrior claims the
Duelmaster Throne on T-500.
     Two (2) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
as the highest Active Challenger Champion, Champion, Challenger Adept, Adept,
Challenger Initiate and Initiate on T-500.
     In the event that NO Duelmaster is seated upon the Duelmaster Throne on T-500
there will be Three (3) Gift Certs awarded to the managers whose Active warriors are
tied for recognition points at the Top of the Challenger Champions recognition
standings.  [Therefore, the Top CC will be awarded 3 Gift Certs instead of 2 for
being ranked as the highest CC on T-500].
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) graduate on
T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) receive
their graduation announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
in the Top Warrior Of Each Style newsletter announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Chartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Unchartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Popularity Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as This
Week's Favorite on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as The
Current Top Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Number One Team On The Move Point Gainer on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Chartered Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Unchartered Team on T-500.
     SHOULD RSI CHOOSE TO CLOSE DM 33 PRIOR TO T-500 ONLY THE HIGHEST ACTIVE DECLARED
STYLE MASTER CONTESTANTS WILL BE AWARDED TWO (2) GIFT CERTS AND ALL OTHER PRIZE
CATEGORIES WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID BY HAMMER!!!!!!!!!
     The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining
arena!
     Hammer is willing to foot the Prize bill in a last ditch effort to save Niytyole
Island from deletion if RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission decide that more arenas
need to be closed due to lack of participation and interest.
     Should this effort fail to spare DM 33 from deletion, then Hammer is prepared to
transfer CASINO HAMMERZ to another arena if Niytyole Island is closed by RSI and the
Gladiatorial Commission.

     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Hammer 500-
Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith
of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War!  However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance name and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
         (DM #47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     A.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     B.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
Special Conditions:
     A.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     B.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2;
     C.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong; I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10!
     D.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     E.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

14 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Found T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SIR INGE was dealt death by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PORKCHOP EXPRESS was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
VOLUPTUOUS was narrowly killed by BLACK ORC in a exciting 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
NALDOR was assassinated by ARENAMASTER FILIARIL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
BREWHA was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
P-DIDDI was savagely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
SIX DEMON BAG was devastated by LUNELLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
LADY DIVAN was devastated by SAVARE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
GRACIE slimly won victory over SHARD in a 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
BLAME SULTAN viciously subdued TYCHO in a action packed 4 minute Challenge duel.
ELECTRABUZZ defeated BAILEY O'BEAD in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
CUTTHROAT slimly lost to JOLTEON in a tiresome 12 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
SLIME GIGGLE narrowly defeated IVAN MASHMINAPLP in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
MUTE SCREAM was devastated by PIKACHU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
THE QUESTION was outlasted by GUTBOY FISHFOOT in a 14 minute Challenge match.
REVERIE overcame MICKEY MITE in a 1 minute novice vs. expert upset Challenge conflict.
VIVID SLUR savagely defeated TROJAN ROC in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
BALIN BOB was overpowered by BISHOP in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
NEEDLES was butchered by RAYNESTORM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CYCLONE demolished QUADRICEPS in a 2 minute brutal one-sided bout.
SIR PLUTZ was savagely defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute master's conflict.
STORMBLADE beat THE UPRIGHT MAN in a 2 minute expert's fight.
QAEDA, AL was savagely defeated by WICKED SUNSHINE in a 2 minute gruesome bout.
ARKANE SLAYBACK was vanquished by RAPID BLINKER in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
WOLFRAVEN overpowered ST STEPHEN in a 2 minute gory one-sided match.
HOOKFANG was vanquished by TWO-JACKS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SIR REALISTIC slaughtered NIGHTWIND in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
SIR DA vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
ONE-MAN ARMY overcame LEGALOS in a 3 minute beginner's bout.
SIR WIN_D_LESS executed ARKAIK SLAUTER in a 1 minute brutal uneven competition.
QUO VADIS was defeated by AZRAEL in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
VOLTEON handily defeated HOSSFATHER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ABOMINATION was subdued by GRISL in a 2 minute novice's fight.
TALON (BOOKIE) was savagely defeated by Z in a popular 4 minute gruesome bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         LUNGING ATTACK    83 -  72 -  3      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        25 -  23 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  27 -  3      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   46 -  48 -  1      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  28 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       35 -  42 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  39 -  5      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  18 -  0      40  |

Turn 507 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  6         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  5         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  7         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  7         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LUNELLE 5252               21  12  0  131 THE MOONDOGS (97)
WALL OF STEEL    GRACIE 5125                23  18  1  109 SPRINGBORN (358)
SLASHING ATTACK  SHARD 4213                 13   9  2   97 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLAME SULTAN 5477           8   1  0   97 TERRAPIN STATION (189)
TOTAL PARRY      JOLTEON 5180               14   3  0   90 LIGHTNING DECK (488)
LUNGING ATTACK   ELECTRABUZZ 5242           10   3  2   77 LIGHTNING DECK (488)
AIMED BLOW       WOLFRAVEN 5474              9   6  1   66 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
BASHING ATTACK   IVAN MASHMINAPLP 5513       6   5  0   45 SPRINGBORN (358)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE UPRIGHT MAN 5185.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BLAME SULTAN 5477.  The ten other most popular fighters were VOLUPTUOUS 
5539, SLIME GIGGLE 5540, IVAN MASHMINAPLP 5513, VIVID SLUR 5544, Z 5576, QUO VADIS 
5553, GRACIE 5125, WICKED SUNSHINE 5541, LEGALOS 5574, and SHARD 4213.

The least popular fighter this week was GUTBOY FISHFOOT 5543.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JOLTEON 5180, CUTTHROAT 2019, P-DIDDI 5524, TALON (BOOKIE) 
5523, HOSSFATHER 5522, ARKAIK SLAUTER 5572, ONE-MAN ARMY 5583, HOOKFANG 5514, ARKANE 
SLAYBACK 3651, and SIR PLUTZ 5207.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LUNELLE (10-5252) THE MOONDOGS (97)
GRACIE (10-5125) SPRINGBORN (358)