DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/14/2004    Duedate: 05/27/2004

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-489

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DOG-TIRED
BULLDOGS (157)
(11-4467) [17-7-1,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              DAMNUALL
                               WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
                               (11-6278) [2-0-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BARK                           BLACK OUT
BULLDOGS (157)                 COLORIFIC (511)
(11-4177) [21-16-0,104]        (11-5623) [21-8-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLORIFIC (511)             83
2. SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)        47      COLORIFIC (511)
3. GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)      45      Unchartered Team
4. MANIC MARVELS (456)         38
5. NEVERWAKE (508)             35      DARK WIND (509)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          151  77  3 66.2   1/ 1 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   10  2 0
 2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)        884 530 32 62.5   2/ 6 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     9  3 0
 3- 3 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)  111  75  6 59.7   3/ 2 BULLDOGS (157)            9  5 2
 4/ 4 MANIC MARVELS (456)       59  40  2 59.6   4/ 3 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     9  6 0
 5/ 0 REBIRTH (311)             34  24  3 58.6   5/ 8 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)  8  6 0
 6- 5 SHADOWS (380)             58  46  1 55.8   6/ 5 MYTHICAL (485)            7  4 1
 7/ 7 BULLDOGS (157)           721 576 25 55.6   7/ 7 ELFQUEST (515)            7  4 0
 8/ 6 MYTHICAL (485)           200 160  7 55.6   8/12 ABC'S (480)               7  8 0
 9/ 8 WAR-C-KERS (345)         123 100  5 55.2   9/33 COLORIFIC (511)           6  1 0
10/ 9 THE BLUES (539)          224 186 10 54.6  10/21 CLUB HAMMER (491)         6  3 1
11-11 YOUNG JUSTICE (484)      127 109  9 53.8  11/10 ANIMAL FARM (510)         6  4 0
12/10 MORAL FIBER (479)         50  44  5 53.2  12/15 SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      6  4 0
13-12 ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)     9   8  0 52.9  13/13*WHEN DOGMA FAILS I (535)  6  6 0
14/13 NEVERWAKE (508)           33  30  4 52.4  14/20 MANIC MARVELS (456)       5  3 0
15/15 VELVET GREEN (475)        73  69  7 51.4  15/29 NEVERWAKE (508)           5  6 0
16/14 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   615 582 17 51.4  16/14 SEER KING (402)           5 10 0
17/16 ELFQUEST (515)           171 165  8 50.9  17/ 9 MORAL FIBER (479)         5 10 0
18-17 BAD HEIR DAY (463)        34  34  2 50.0  18/ 4 THE BLUES (539)           5 10 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     55  56  4 49.5  19/19 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     4  2 1
20/19 IMMORTALS (85)           774 820 60 48.6  20/16*KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)   4 11 0
21/ 0 ERRATA (372)              14  15  0 48.3  21/25 VELVET GREEN (475)        3  1 0
22/23 CLUB HAMMER (491)         40  43  3 48.2  22/26 WAR-C-KERS (345)          3  1 0
23/27 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     39  42  3 48.1  23/22 IMMORTALS (85)            3  5 0
24/20 ABC'S (480)               40  44  2 47.6  24-11 BRAT PACK II (523)        3  6 1
25/24 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 148 168  6 46.8  25/27 VIEW ASKEW (453)          3  6 0
26/21 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  79  90  4 46.7  26/35 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       2  1 0
27/22 VIEW ASKEW (453)          78  89  3 46.7  27-24 BAD HEIR DAY (463)        2  1 0
28/26 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    236 274 11 46.3  28/ 0 THE UNHOLY (550)          2  2 0
29/ 0*DARK WIND (509)            5   6  1 45.5  29/36 NOBODYS (486)             2  3 0
30-28 CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)     19  23  0 45.2  30/30 OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       2  5 0
31/33 SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      30  38  1 44.1  31/17 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  2  9 1
32/30 SEER KING (402)           52  68  5 43.3  32-23 ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)    1  1 0
33/ 0 FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)    24  32  1 42.9  33-18 SHADOWS (380)             1  1 0
34-32 BRAT PACK II (523)        22  30  3 42.3  34-32 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)   1  2 1
35/35*WHEN DOGMA FAILS I (535)   8  11  0 42.1  35/ 0 REBIRTH (311)             1  2 0
36/ 0 THE UNHOLY (550)          15  25  1 37.5  36/34*INQUISITION GC 03 (519)   1  2 0
37/34 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      180 315  3 36.4  37-28 SKASMONAUTS (495)         1  2 0
38/29*KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)    9  16  0 36.0  38-37 YOUNG JUSTICE (484)       1  4 0
39/36 OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       19  37  2 33.9  39-38*HEART OF THE GODS (482)   0  7 0
40-38 SKASMONAUTS (495)         13  29  1 31.0  40/ 0 FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)    0  1 0
41/39 NOBODYS (486)              8  18  0 30.8  41/ 0 ERRATA (372)              0  1 0
42/37*INQUISITION GC 03 (519)    3   7  0 30.0  42/ 0*HITMEN OF THE CDC (538)   0  1 0
43-40*HEART OF THE GODS (482)    0   7  0  0.0  43-40 CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)     0  1 0
44/ 0*HITMEN OF THE CDC (538)    0   2  0  0.0  44/ 0*DARK WIND (509)           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

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

Aruak City:

     "First, gather information," Adeolar muttered.  It was one of the basic rules 
that the more information you had relevant to your problem, the better your chance 
was of solving it.  She frowned at her gilt-framed magic mirror, twisting a lock of 
hair thoughtfully as she considered how to make best use of it.  It was still 
working, after a fashion, but the reddish film tainting the glass was stronger.  It 
confused the images, and she suspected that it also indicated something more 
dangerous than misreading a scene: that the spell which it embodied was being 
contaminated by blood magic, as well.  Contaminated, and maybe distorted, maybe even 
subverted.  Did she dare use the mirror spell now?
     Did she dare NOT use it?  She needed information to plan her campaign against 
Khaldren.  She shook her head and wiped at the red-tinged glass once more.  She would 
just have to--
     "Ma'am?"
     She glanced over her shoulder as Segallion Sundancer, one of her warriors, 
looked into the room.  His countrywoman Nila was with him.
     "Nila and I were wondering if we could help, ma'am.  You being a sun priestess, 
and us being temple staff of the Sun Temple on Korvant Isle, well, we thought we 
might be... compatible."
     "Oh.  Hmm."  Adie frowned, her fingers automatically going to one of her curls 
and twisting it as she considered the possibilities.  The worship of the sun as 
performed in the western Karian states was not at all like that of her own tradition, 
but it might work.  It might, at least, be worth trying.  "Perhaps," she said 
finally.  "Let's set it up this way:  I'll start on my own, and if I don't need your 
help, you keep out of it--  It's too dangerous to mix in if you aren't needed," she 
added sternly as Segallion opened his mouth to protest.  "But you be READY, and if I 
need help, I'll signal you."  Maybe she would, but maybe not.  It WAS dangerous, and 
neither gladiator had achieved Shelia Greywand's immortality yet.  But she understood 
the need to be helpful, and she might not have to make use of their aid.
     When both gladiators nodded agreement, she turned back to her mirror.  
Carefully, with every aspect of the spell observed meticulously--something that 
wasn't necessary under better times, because spells were normally all of a piece and 
could "take a hint," as it were--she began the incantation that would activate the 
mirror.  The surface shimmered crimson silver, glittering and trembling.  This was 
NOT the normal behavior of a mirror spell!  It felt as though she was trying to lift 
a great weight with her mind.  She had never thought of the veil between HERE and 
THERE as a weight before....
     Abruptly the glass cleared, or nearly so, a reddish film remained.  And there 
was risen Krael as she had seen it before.  But this time she was not interested in 
the general view.  It was an accepted law of magic that for every strength a magician 
or wizard had, there was a corresponding weakness.  Khaldren had come into the 
present from Krael, and somewhere in that city she hoped to find a clue to his power 
and his weakness.
     There was the ancient city, mud-stained and battered by the centuries it had 
spent sunk beneath the Trier.  There the survivors, moving about their tasks which 
seemed inexplicable but must be linked in some way to Khaldren.  She selected one of 
the better-dressed men and began to follow him through the ruins.  His course was 
erratic, she thought at first it was to avoid the obstacles presented by the city's 
decrepit state.  But he climbed over the mound of rubble that represented a fallen 
wall, and splashed through a knee-deep pool of water and mud.  There were easier ways 
to get from one point to another, so why...?
     The man met up with another, handed over a... she couldn't see what, a crystal 
of some sort, and sat down on a stone to wring out the hem of his robe.  The other 
man set off across the rubble.  With a cold shock, Adie realized that the movement of 
these men, and others in Krael, were themselves parts of a spell.
     What kind of spell would be produced by somatic components on such a scale?  A 
very powerful one....  Were the other "risen cities" involved in this?  Celestinvael 
had been mentioned, and Old Valamantis.  Adie turned her mirror-sight to the south.
     She was marginally aware that behind her the two gladiators began to dance and 
chant.

Near Ardivent:

     Master Cho, former manager of the Bluvalley Warriors of Ardivent and Chan Chi 
Monastery of Khalhums, sipped his wine and nodded approval.  "Very good.  Quite 
drinkable, in fact."
     Fandil, former manager of the Fandils, laughed and poured wine into his own cup.  
"Like you wouldn't drink it anyway, you old bandit?"  He sobered.  "What brings you 
down from the mountains, Cho?  The rumors about Celestinvael?"  The ancient city lay 
in the forested no-man's-land between Ardivent and the Delarquan Federation, and 
woodsmen had been bringing tales of marvels and minor disasters for weeks now.  That 
it was a matter for concern, a matter that would bear watching, was undeniable, but 
Fandil had seen nothing to indicate that it was urgent.
     "Celestinvael is enough to worry about," Master Cho answered, nodding, "and it 
is indirectly what brought me here.  If you think about what the city was like in its 
last days...!  But my immediate concern is young Adeolar up in Aruak City."
     "I may be retired," old Fandil said stiffly, "but I'm not COMPLETELY out of 
touch, Cho!  Adeolar is a very competent woman, and Kennelworth is not worried about 
her--he'd have mentioned it in his last letter.  She can handle anything she's likely 
to meet."
     "No doubt... one on one.  But that fool Khaldren has invoked and involved 
wizards from a dozen centuries.  Not all of them will work together--as well try to 
get cats to run in step!  But some will, and can she handle two, or six, or ten, if 
they're all working together?"
     "Ah."  Fandil was silent for several minutes, stroking his beard slowly as his 
mind raced.  "Ah.  That could be... bad.  Very bad."  He set his wine cup down 
carefully.  "You're quite right.  We'll have to assist her, or at least be ready to 
do so.  Now?"
     "What better time?"

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 243): RANCID WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 488): NIXIE SEASPRITE of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 488): I ATE MY WORM of I BENT MY WOOKIE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 481): SKEEMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 477): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 477): SOVEREYN of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 478): AMEE of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 473): GAZELLE HOUND of DOG DAY AFTERNOON (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 439): SUSAN STO HELIT of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 432): TORA HAMLIN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 425): ZACK of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 191): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 337): THORNE of FA CHING (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 326): ELENA of SITTIN' ON ACES (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 145): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 373): MONICA VIRTUESHIELD of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE from ARUAK CITY
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 243): LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 488): GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 488): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 481): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 477): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 477): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 478): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 473): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 439): none
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 432): MEMPHIS MAFIA (Bookie, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 425): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 191): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 337): HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 326): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 145): CASTLE BLACK (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 373): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 243): RANCID WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
                           NIGHT BLACK of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
                           TAISHO of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
               (turn 242): CLOSED MIND of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 488): STEEL MONKEY of VELVET GREEN (Manray, Marquis
                               d'Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                               B.B. KING of THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 487): HYDE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 480): MAXIMUS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 476): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 476): XYLZ AREE of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 478): DIESEL of WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
               (turn 477): SAPPER of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
                           OMNIBOOK 500 of AT WORK (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 472): CHERKO of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
                         BLOODY MOUTH of BLOOD OATH (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 439): SUSAN STO HELIT of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
                          SIANNA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 424): DODGER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 191): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 337): THORNE of FA CHING (DeGotti, mgr.)
              (turn 336): MICHAEL J'EH FOX of INGRATE WHITE NORTH (Crazy Canuck)
                          THE AYL'M'ER of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
                          QUICKSAND of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 144): LOKI of ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ARUAK CITY, 
for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Like a chunk of francium heaved into a wet 
pond, COLORIFIC blew up the rankings to 24!  Managers were muttering after CLUB 
HAMMER showed ARUAK CITY what they could do:  3-2-0 to move up by 11.  Perhaps it is 
NEVERWAKE members' intannibility that enabled them to move from 29th to 15th last 
week...  (Less time in the sun...) Rumor has it an incurable disease has swept the 
stable of THE BLUES.  Note their drop in the rankings from 4th to 18th.  Watch out!!! 
Thinking about sending their team manager to the Dark Arena is SCARLET KNIGHTS II, 
after suffering a 14 drop in ranking.  MANIC MARVELS posted a nice gain, to come in 
14th.  Everybody loves a winner...  Practice pays for VIRTUE PUFFS, who pummelled 
B.B. KING, to pocket 23 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, VIRTUE 
PUFFS was winsome, after beating B.B. KING and seeing him lose 19 points.  The arena 
was more crowded than usual this time, as DOG-TIRED faced ARUAK CITY's Duelmaster.  
In ARUAK CITY, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new 
Duelmaster, DOG-TIRED.  Word has it one team in ARUAK CITY is using psychics to 
predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in MORAL 
FIBER are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  Like a pup 
with its tail between its legs, ANIMAL FARM scurried away from MORAL FIBER.  Oh, the 
shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and BURN DA WITCH is it right now.  
Most challenged warrior.  Isn't WHEN DOGMA FAILS II proud!  Word has it K. K. DOWNING 
suffered a romantic setback.  Note how he challenged STEEL MONKEY, 55 points his 
senior.  STEEL MONKEY had a quite go of it, putting K. K. DOWNING in his place.  BARK 
challenged TONY MCALPINE!  Who says BULLDOGS are just a bunch of wimps!  BARK of 
BULLDOGS kept his wits as he defeated TONY MCALPINE.  Willing to win at any cost is 
PONY GIRL, who challenged JIHAD, 10 points junior.  Our sympathies, JIHAD!  I thought 
PONY GIRL showed great skill and promise when she subdued JIHAD.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Q:  What's a record like 10-13-0 get you?  A:  A free trip to the Dark Arena!  
This week's winner:  IVY of MANIC MARVELS!  Like a tattered, worn-out, faded, 
out-of-fashion garment cast out to rot, TOTALION of CLUB HAMMER has been summarily 
sent to the Dark Arena.  Word has it SEER KING is planning on terminating more 
BARHOPPERS members, if they have so little to fear from revenge...  Justice was 
served as GREEN WITH ENVY fought DOG FASHION in bloodfeud.  Well done, COLORIFIC!  Oh 
hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in ARUAK CITY is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOG-TIRED 4467               17   7  1   117       BULLDOGS (157)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEEF BULLION 4501            16   8  3   122       BULLDOGS (157)
 BODEL 4970                   12   9  0   122       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 LONNIE JOHNSON 4965          20  16  0   109       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 DRAGULA 4942                 18   8  1   109       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
-THE GREAT SAMARITAN 4782     18  22  0   108       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RON WEASLEY 4500             21  10  0   107       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 BARK 4177                    21  16  0   104       BULLDOGS (157)
 LORD BENNETT 4974            15   2  0   102       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 BLACK OUT 5623               21   8  0   101       COLORIFIC (511)
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992         19  16  0   101       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 STRONGBOW 5686               13  17  0   101       ELFQUEST (515)
 CRISSY 4993                  19  12  1    98       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 IRON MAGRU 5397              16   8  0    98       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-MR. DOOMSDAY 6263            10   8  1    98       THE UNHOLY (550)
-EVENING 4015                 14   4  0    97       SHADOWS (380)
-SPIRAL 5440                  10   5  0    96       VELVET GREEN (475)
 VIRTUE PUFFS 5233            13   6  1    94       MORAL FIBER (479)
 AXIOM 3918                   10   3  0    93       ERRATA (372)
 DIK-DIK 5850                 12   5  1    91       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INGRATE WHITE CREEP 4377     10   6  0    90       CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
 TATIANA SEASPRITE 4951       20  18  0    89       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 WALL OF GLASS 5534           18  17  0    89       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 SKYWISE 5687                 14  19  0    89       ELFQUEST (515)
 SUPERBEAST 4943              12  14  1    89       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
 K. K. DOWNING 5655            8  12  1    89       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-STRATEGERY 5093               9   9  0    86       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 T-BONE WALKER 6068           19  10  0    85       THE BLUES (539)
 NILA SUNDANCER 4872          15  30  0    85       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 JELLO 3062                   10   2  0    85       REBIRTH (311)
 TONY MCALPINE 4948           17  21  1    84       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-CHINESE HABU 4986             9   6  0    84       ASIAN LANCEHEADS (457)
-DARKMANE 4097                 9   6  0    84       SHADOWS (380)
-FRED WEASLEY 4956            16   6  0    83       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 JUGULAR 5537                 10   3  0    83       NEVERWAKE (508)
-PERSIANA JONES 5427           9   5  0    82       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 GUARDIAN 3791                15   6  0    79       FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)
 DOUBLE - TAP 5535            10   3  1    77       NEVERWAKE (508)
 SYRLANIA 6107                 8   4  0    77       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 MEMPHIS MINNIE 6067          19   9  0    76       THE BLUES (539)
-BACK-DOOR ANGEL 5198         12   7  1    70       VELVET GREEN (475)
-HADES 5338                   12   6  0    70       MYTHICAL (485)
 KHAKI KANGAROO 5547          11   4  1    69       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 SALENA WARSMITH 5524          9  11  1    69       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 LOWELL DARNO 4594            17  16  0    67       IMMORTALS (85)
 CHERRY CHEETAH 5549          15   7  0    67       ANIMAL FARM (510)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERNAK 4333                  13  12  1    66       SEER KING (402)
 HERMES 5318                   7   5  1    66       MYTHICAL (485)
 SUPERFICIAL HITMAN 5905      11   7  0    63       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 BIG LOU 4971                 12   6  2    62       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 ENBALMER 4939                12  12  1    62       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
-PRESIDENT CHIMP 5091         10   7  1    62       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 GANYMEDES 5800               10   7  0    61       MYTHICAL (485)
 SOEK 5646                     9  10  1    60       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-LAND OF FLUSH 4373            7  10  0    60       CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
 GREEN WITH ENVY 5621          7   7  0    60       COLORIFIC (511)
 TITAN 5799                   13   4  0    58       MYTHICAL (485)
 LINERGES 4334                11  12  1    58       SEER KING (402)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPUS X 5276                   8  10  1    56       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 BIG JOE TURNER 6066           7   6  0    56       THE BLUES (539)
 MOONLIGHT 6174                6   3  0    56       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 VIRTUE CHARMS 5232           13   6  0    54       MORAL FIBER (479)
 GUMDROP 5104                 10   6  1    53       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONNIE RAITT 5790             9   9  0    53       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-DA SCUM 6149                  2   0  2    53       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (418)
 LAISH 4352                    9  15  1    51       SEER KING (402)
-ANGEL EYES 3781               6   5  1    51       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-SALVODELI'S DAD 5867          5   4  1    50       BRAT PACK II (523)
 ONYX OWL 5548                 9  10  0    49       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 DOG FASHION 5240              8   6  2    48       ABC'S (480)
 GRANITE IRONBEARD 5929        8   9  1    48       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 ATHENA 5320                   5   3  0    48       MYTHICAL (485)
 DAMASTES 4331                10  14  1    45       SEER KING (402)
 SPUNGE 3060                   7   5  1    45       REBIRTH (311)
 PURPLE PANTHER 6057           5   3  0    45       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 STONEFACE 5100               10   7  0    44       IMMORTALS (85)
-SLIP STREAM 3800              5   4  0    44       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 RAINSONG 6128                 8   4  0    43       ELFQUEST (515)
-RABID SHREW 3058              7   4  2    43       REBIRTH (311)
 MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT 6195     7   1  1    43       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-FORREST GUMP 3061             6   5  0    43       REBIRTH (311)
-WILDSIDE 5829                 3  10  0    43       BRAT PACK II (523)
 TENDERLOIN 6141               5   6  0    42       BULLDOGS (157)
-EMILIO ESTEUEZ 6031           4   0  1    42       BRAT PACK II (523)
 BILLY GIBBONS 6251            3   1  0    42       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-TWO FINGERS 5789              5   8  0    41       VELVET GREEN (475)
 FUZZBALL 5101                 8   7  0    40       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 MUSTY KOBOLD 5400             6   4  0    40       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 BLOOD MONKEY 5858             3   3  0    38       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 VIRTUE FLAKES 5234            9  10  0    37       MORAL FIBER (479)
 CONEY ISLAND 5236             9   9  0    36       ABC'S (480)
 PUNCH GRAN CRU 5274           5  13  1    35       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 MISMOSH 5144                  8  10  0    34       IMMORTALS (85)
-ROBIN 5984                    5   1  0    34       YOUNG JUSTICE (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IMPULSE 5797                  4   4  0    33       YOUNG JUSTICE (484)
-BLACK OAK 5979                4   0  0    33       SHADOWS (380)
 ALBINO RAINBOW 6238           3   4  0    32       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 THUNDERSTORM 6113             6   6  0    31       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 LEATHER DADDY 6229            2   5  0    31       ABC'S (480)
 WARDUKE 5930                  6  11  1    30       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-FLOYDIAN CONQUEROR 4845       4   7  1    30       FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)
 TAKEEYLA 6049                 6   5  0    29       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 STEEL 6254                    5   0  0    29       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
-EON MAGUS 5980                3   1  0    29       SHADOWS (380)
 DAMNUALL 6278                 2   0  0    29       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
 GLADIATORZ 5771               3   5  0    28       INQUISITION GC 03 (519)
 HALO 6189                     5   1  1    27       NEVERWAKE (508)
 SCREWDRIVER 3059              4   8  0    26       REBIRTH (311)
 ALMOND ALBATROSS 6056         3   5  0    26       ANIMAL FARM (510)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BOILER 6228                   3   0  0    23       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 DA HERETIC 5978               2   0  0    23       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
 BURN DA WITCH 5975            1   3  0    23       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
-ROYAL OZ 4375                 2   6  0    22       CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
 LARRY 6220                    4   1  0    21       KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)
 MIS-MANAGER 6114              1   2  0    21       NOBODYS (486)
 CAPSTER 5071                  4   8  0    20       IMMORTALS (85)
-SKATTERBRAIN 6232             2   3  0    19       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-SEIZURE 6115                  1   0  0    19       NOBODYS (486)
-YOUR KIDZ 5868                3   6  1    18       BRAT PACK II (523)
 PAINFIRE 5541                 3   2  1    18       DARK WIND (509)
 PONY GIRL 6294                2   0  0    18       ABC'S (480)
 POSITIVE POLYANA 6283         2   0  0    18       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALFSKIN 6240                 3   3  1    17       BULLDOGS (157)
-FLOYDIAN KING 4980            3   3  0    17       FLOYD'S FAN CLUB (363)
 ICE 6275                      3   1  0    17       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 CYCLONE 6237                  1   1  0    17       NEVERWAKE (508)
 BLUE VELVET 6248              1   0  0    17       COLORIFIC (511)
 GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127       2  10  0    16       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 YUM-YUM 6292                  1   1  0    16       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 BLUE BLAZES 6280              1   0  0    15       COLORIFIC (511)
 MR. B. 6249                   1   0  0    15       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 PUMPKIN ESCOBAR 6178          1   5  0    14       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-SKAMAKAZE 5928                1   5  0    14       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 HERNE 6203                    2   7  0    13       SEER KING (402)
 JERSEY GIRL 6225              3   2  1    12       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 FLYING NUN 6277               2   2  0    12       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
-FENRIS 3916                   2   2  0    12       ERRATA (372)
-WEATHERCOCK 6109              2   1  0    12       VELVET GREEN (475)
 ATOMIC TURTLE 6260            1   1  0    12       THE UNHOLY (550)
 DOODLEBUG 6268                1   1  0    12       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 TYLER DURDEN 6226             3   2  0    11       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 LEATHER BOY 6230              2   5  0    11       ABC'S (480)
-THIEVING SOUL 5752            1   1  0    11       DARK WIND (509)
 YELLOW STREAK 6239            1   0  0    11       COLORIFIC (511)
-ALLY SHEEDY 6250              3   1  0    10       BRAT PACK II (523)
-INFIDELICIOUS 6052            2   3  0    10       BAD HEIR DAY (463)
 VIRGINIA'S SECRET 6295        1   0  0    10       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 GEEAMOS 6284                  1   0  0    10       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-EL SCORCHO 5430               1   3  1     7       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-CAO BLACK 6001                0   1  0     7       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 NEXUS CRAWLER 6257            1   0  0     6       THE UNHOLY (550)
 JIHAD 6276                    1   3  0     6       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
-WALL OF ILLUSION 5267         0   2  0     6       HEART OF THE GODS (482)
-MELEE 5778                    0   1  0     5       INQUISITION GC 03 (519)
-COBRA SKAMMANDER 6279         0   1  0     5       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 EYE I. AYE 6259               1   1  0     4       THE UNHOLY (550)
 JOE 6290                      1   1  0     4       KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)
-VOID SMOKE 5545               1   1  0     4       DARK WIND (509)
-RISE 5817                     1   1  0     4       ERRATA (372)
-19SZ3DF 3920                  0   4  0     4       ERRATA (372)
-DEATHBRINGER 3919             0   4  0     4       ERRATA (372)
 BRICK 6281                    0   3  0     3       KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)
 KEB' MO' 6289                 0   2  0     2       THE BLUES (539)
 SHREDDED VIRTUE 6304          0   1  0     1       MORAL FIBER (479)
 LISA 6308                     0   1  0     1       KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)
-TITANIUM 5137                 0   1  0     1       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-THE GOOD BEER 4374            0   1  0     1       CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
 VIRTUE O'S 6305               0   1  0     1       MORAL FIBER (479)
-DEVIL'S KNUCKLE 5544          0   1  0     1       DARK WIND (509)
 MARTHA 6298                   0   1  0     1       NOBODYS (486)
-RINUS 5543                    0   1  0     1       DARK WIND (509)
 AMY 6307                      0   1  0     1       KHANS OF CALAMITY (549)
 DA ME 7 6233                  0   1  0     1       HITMEN OF THE CDC (538)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PONY GIRL 6204         4  2 0 ABC'S 480             SOEK 5646             487         
ETTA JAMES 6252        2  1 0 THE BLUES 539         WARDUKE 5930          487 REVENGED
TOTALION 5648          7 12 2 CLUB HAMMER 491       WURM KIN 495          489 NONE    
WHITE HEAT 6140        3  2 0 COLORIFIC 511         DOG FASHION 5240      485 JUST REV
CLEARBROOK 5678        8 12 0 ELFQUEST 515          HERMES 5318           488         
IVY 4972              10 14 0 MANIC MARVELS 456     BANDIT PRINCE 493     489 NONE    
FRUITY VIRTUES 5235   11  7 1 MORAL FIBER 479       DOG-TIRED 4467        488         
VIRTUE NUTS 5904       3 10 2 MORAL FIBER 479       EMILIO ESTEUEZ 6031   487         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SLAG 6157              1  2 0 NEVERWAKE 508         HIGH ELF 487          489 NONE    
PRISM EYESBRITE 5531  15 19 1 SCARLET KNIGHTS I 507 DRAGULA 4942          488         
DEMI-LICH 6262         1  3 0 THE UNHOLY 550        DARK CHAMPION 492     489 NONE    
BUBBLE 6306            0  1 0 VIEW ASKEW 453        SHEWISH GIANT 489     489 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kennelworth -- Not to toot my own horn, but don't you think it's high time we added a 
name to the good ol' WALL? -- Generalissimo Puerco

Now that my budget's back to normal, lets see what we can do about getting 
Screwdriver a win or 2.  ;)  --  paradox23

Nixie Seasprite, Duelmaster!  Has a fine "ring" to it!  Come on over to The Bulldog 
Inn and celebrate free. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Moral Fiber -- Well, well, well.  Fruity Virtues did challenge me, didn't he?  And 
all did not go well for him as we wish him well in that Great Arena In The Sky.  I 
guess I wasn't as tired as I looked. -- Dog-Tired Bulldogs

Dog Fashion -- Well you got your wish.  I was tenderized. -- Tenderloin, Bulldogs

Lowell Darno -- Who would have thought there was that much beef in my bullion?!  I 
was on! -- Beef Bullion, Bulldogs

Tatiana -- I had neither the bark nor the bite.  Salute. -- Bark, Bulldogs

Egads!  Sorry, Embezzling Scribe.  I didn't want you dead.  Jeez! -- Calfskin, 
Bulldogs

Bulldogs -- Two kills in one round is highly irregular and not desireable.  Health!  
Humility!  Honor! -- Kennelworth

     And a good ten cent cigar.

Barnabas -- Good luck to you, my friend. -- Kennelworth

Nixie -- We want your spot! -- Beef Bullion and Dog Tired

View Askiew -- Are you envious?  Did your pumpkin implode?  Do I care? -- Green With 
Envy

Colorific on a roll!  Undefeated this round!  (Hey, 1-0's count!)  Outta our way! -- 
Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

Prism Eyesbrite -- My apologies for taking too much of your blood.  I will show 
myself for the bloodfeud.  Good luck to your teammates. -- Dragula

Avast, me critters!  Six 'n one?  Ye be movin up yon mast!  Blimey! -- Mino

Dangerous Criminal -- Well, you were criminal. -- Onyx Owl

Tony Mcalpine  -- I was takin' a kitty snooze when you jumped all over me.  Next time 
I'll be in my "big cat" mode. -- Cherry Cheetah

Virtue Flakes -- Now that wasn't all so bad, was it?  Purple Panther Power!  The 
prolific and prancing Purple Panther

Hey, Brat Pack, your kidz fought like one.  And I suspect he was managed by one. -- 
Almond Albatross

Chinese Habu -- Well, dang.  I was hoping for a naginata. -- Nila Sundancer

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

     The ferocious ghosts of former glories whispered across the wind swept sands of
DM 59; agonizing incessantly due to the diminutive demise of the Delarq arena known
as Illis.
     Tattered banners and forgotten memories wailed in the wind for a dynamic death
march to dawn once more upon the blood stained sands of the Delarq slow arena.
     The distant call crying for  a declaration of restoration amidst the ruin of the
all but forgotten Delarq arena carried to the far corners of Alastari; drawing the
Devious, the Diabolical, the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to cross blades and
wage warfare among an assemblage of new stables managed by the Known and Unknown;
willing to spill fresh blood, while carving their destiny during 15 Rounds of contest
driven combat to be known as the "Illis Incredibly Diabolical Delarq Death Fest".
     A lone cloaked figure huddled by lamplight in a remote outpost near the
crossroads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen; feverishly formulating the foundational
framework for the dawning of the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59, complete with
Gladiatorial Commission sanctioned prizes to promote the growing thirst for a Delarq
Slow Arena Death Festival.

     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round debuts the first turn immediately following the
Summer 2004 F2F Tourney and continues through the completion of 15 consecutive
rounds.
     Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys
DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]:

Death Fest Scoring Format:
Win =3D +2 pts
Loss =3D -1 pt
Kill =3D +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Death =3D -3 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Dark Arena Kill =3D +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Dark Arena Death =3D -5 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Revenged Blood Feud =3D +5 pts [successful Revenged Blood Feud provides Death Fest
contestants the opportunity to cancel out 3 pts for Death and 1 pt for Loss; while
gaining +1 pt overall for the Revenged Blood Feud in addition to the +2 pts for Win]

    DEATH FEST PRIZES will be awarded to the Top Ten Death Fest Stables on the basis
of Total Points*** accumulated during the 15 rounds of competition as follows:

1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1 (one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
Final Round to be revealed by RSI to each of the Top Ten Death Fest Stables
2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters and NPCs [yet to be determined according to how
many DA Monsters and NPCs are available in DM 59 for Renaming]
3.  The Top Five Death Fest Stables will receive New Team Rollup Certificates as
follows:  1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (4) and 5th (2)
4.  Renaming Illis Arena for 6 months plus Receiving 6 months Free Play courtesy of
RSI will be awarded to the manager of the 1st Place Death Fest Stable
5.  Discussions are underway regarding a possible Special Award granted to the Illis
Iron Stable qualifiers who compete in 67 of a possible 75 fights during the course of
the 15 consecutive rounds of the Death Fest [Key Factor is How Many (?) stables will
be competing in the Death Fest without drawing away participation by current managers
in the remaining slow arenas!]  Therefore, it is important for all managers entering
stables in DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest to contact RSI as soon as possible
regarding their participation in this contest so that a Final Ruling on the proposed
Illis Iron Stable Award can be issued by RSI.

***TieBreaker is determined on the Final Round by the DM 59 Newsletter Recognition
Rankings.  The stable with the Highest Ranked Active Gladiator is granted the
decision.  [Example: Warrior A and Warrior B are both listed in the Recognition

Rankings with 87 pts; however, because Warrior A is listed in the Recognition
Rankings ahead of Warrior B, then Warrior A is granted the TieBreaker Decision for
His/Her stable!]

     Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!]  Each Delarq Death
Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 pts added to His/Her opening round score.
     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to the proposed award awaiting RSI
approval!]  Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75
fights during the 15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final
overall score [this allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of
competition; plus up to 3 additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups
from Deaths suffered either in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59
over the course of 15 rounds of competition!]

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IVY was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TOTALION was viciously butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SLAG was savagely slain by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
DEMI-LICH was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
BUBBLE was slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
GREEN WITH ENVY bested DOG FASHION in a 2 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
BLOOD MONKEY vanquished CAPSTER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DAMNUALL savagely defeated ALMOND ALBATROSS in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
K. K. DOWNING was handily defeated by STEEL MONKEY in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
LONNIE JOHNSON vanquished SUPERBEAST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DOG-TIRED unbelievably bested NIXIE SEASPRITE in a 4 minute Challenge Title duel.
BLACK OUT viciously subdued T-BONE WALKER in a 6 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
GANYMEDES was devastated by NILA SUNDANCER in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
CRISSY demolished SKYWISE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
DOUBLE - TAP viciously subdued PERNAK in a 2 minute gory Challenge conflict.
BARK vanquished TONY MCALPINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
MEMPHIS MINNIE was viciously subdued by STRONGBOW in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
KHAKI KANGAROO outwaited LOWELL DARNO in a tiring 20 minute brutal Challenge brawl.
TENDERLOIN was subdued by VIRTUE CHARMS in a 5 minute Challenge bout.
BIG JOE TURNER savagely defeated ONYX OWL in a 2 minute gory Challenge match.
PURPLE PANTHER viciously subdued VIRTUE FLAKES in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
ATHENA beat DAMASTES in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
GUMDROP demolished MISMOSH in a 3 minute gruesome uneven Challenge bout.
TITAN overcame LAISH in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
SUPERFICIAL HITMAN luckily beat OPUS X in a popular 3 minute gory Challenge match.
BONNIE RAITT vanquished CONEY ISLAND in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ALBINO RAINBOW lost to STONEFACE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BILLY GIBBONS overpowered PUNCH GRAN CRU in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
DOODLEBUG was overpowered by BURN DA WITCH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
MIS-MANAGER beat GLADIUS STARSTRYKE in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
POSITIVE POLYANA luckily beat PUMPKIN ESCOBAR in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
JERSEY GIRL was overpowered by LEATHER DADDY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PONY GIRL viciously subdued JIHAD in a 2 minute brutal novice's Challenge fray.
CYCLONE savagely defeated HERNE in a popular 5 minute brutal Challenge fight.
TYLER DURDEN was outlasted by ICE in a monotonous 21 minute beginner's Challenge bout.
AXIOM lost to LORD BENNETT in a exciting 3 minute master's fight.
BEEF BULLION demolished GUARDIAN in a action packed 1 minute one-sided struggle.
JELLO was narrowly defeated by IRON MAGRU in a tiresome 39 minute bloody match.
DRAGULA demolished WALL OF GLASS in a popular 3 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
B.B. KING was overpowered by VIRTUE PUFFS in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BODEL overcame JUGULAR in a 1 minute duel.
CHERRY CHEETAH was overpowered by DIK-DIK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TATIANA SEASPRITE won victory over HERMES in a exciting 3 minute master's duel.
SALENA WARSMITH was handily defeated by SYRLANIA in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
GRANITE IRONBEARD was savagely defeated by SOEK in a exciting 1 minute bloody brawl.
SPUNGE was viciously subdued by BIG LOU in a exciting 3 minute brutal conflict.
MOONLIGHT overpowered TAKEEYLA in a 3 minute one-sided battle.
MUSTY KOBOLD was vanquished by ENBALMER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LINERGES handily defeated WARDUKE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
FUZZBALL vanquished GLADIATORZ in a 1 minute one-sided match.
RAINSONG handily defeated PAINFIRE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
LARRY was outlasted by STEEL in a unpopular 8 minute bout.
MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
HALO viciously subdued CALFSKIN in a 3 minute brutal battle.
THUNDERSTORM devastated FLYING NUN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
LEATHER BOY was demolished by YUM-YUM in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
DA HERETIC devastated BRICK in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
SCREWDRIVER bested KEB' MO' in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran vs. amateur fight.
JOE was unbelievably bested by YELLOW STREAK in a popular 4 minute novice's bout.
EYE I. AYE was demolished by BLUE BLAZES in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
ATOMIC TURTLE handily defeated MARTHA in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
GEEAMOS overpowered DA ME 7 in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
MR. B. subdued SHREDDED VIRTUE in a 3 minute duel.
BLUE VELVET won victory over LISA in a 2 minute bout.
NEXUS CRAWLER defeated VIRTUE O'S in a 1 minute novice's fight.
VIRGINIA'S SECRET vanquished AMY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     27         TOTAL PARRY      137 -  99 -  6      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  24         AIMED BLOW        34 -  29 -  2      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 15         PARRY-STRIKE      22 -  20 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  15         STRIKING ATTACK   56 -  53 -  3      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         WALL OF STEEL     39 -  37 -  2      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                      12         SLASHING ATTACK   90 -  95 -  4      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         PARRY-LUNGE       23 -  25 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  17 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    92 - 129 -  7      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    39 -  68 -  2      36  |

Turn 489 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 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  8         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     7 -  8         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  8         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  4     AIMED BLOW         5 -  7         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY       14 - 13     LUNGING ATTACK     9 - 15         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DOG-TIRED 4467             17   7  1  117 BULLDOGS (157)
LUNGING ATTACK   BEEF BULLION 4501          16   8  3  122 BULLDOGS (157)
PARRY-STRIKE     LONNIE JOHNSON 4965        20  16  0  109 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DRAGULA 4942               18   8  1  109 THE LIVING DEAD (454)
SLASHING ATTACK  BARK 4177                  21  16  0  104 BULLDOGS (157)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    NIXIE SEASPRITE 4992       19  16  0  101 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
BASHING ATTACK   AXIOM 3918                 10   3  0   93 ERRATA (372)
STRIKING ATTACK  BIG LOU 4971               12   6  2   62 MANIC MARVELS (456)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BARK 4177.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BLACK OUT 5623.  The ten other most popular fighters were OPUS X 5276, NIXIE 
SEASPRITE 4992, CYCLONE 6237, DAMNUALL 6278, PUMPKIN ESCOBAR 6178, AXIOM 3918, 
DRAGULA 4942, BIG LOU 4971, JOE 6290, and HERMES 5318.

The least popular fighter this week was JELLO 3062.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IRON MAGRU 5397, ICE 6275, KHAKI KANGAROO 5547, TYLER DURDEN 6226, 
LOWELL DARNO 4594, STEEL 6254, VIRTUE CHARMS 5232, DA ME 7 6233, AMY 6307, and VIRTUE 
O'S 6305.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BLACK OUT (11-5623) COLORIFIC (511)
CRISSY (11-4993) VIEW ASKEW (453)

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

STEEL MONKEY (11-5196) VELVET GREEN (475)
B.B. KING (11-6072) THE BLUES (539)