DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/21/2005    Duedate: 02/03/2005

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-507

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITIVE POLYANA
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
(11-6283) [11-7-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITIVE POLYANA               DRACULA
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)          UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
(11-6283) [11-7-0,110]         (11-6319) [5-2-0,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

K. K. DOWNING                  HALO
THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)       NEVERWAKE (508)
(11-5655) [14-24-1,89]         (11-6189) [8-2-1,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (153)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TUFT TUGGERS (305)          52
2. NEVERWAKE (508)             43      COLORIFIC (511)
3. BULLDOGS (157)              42      Unchartered Team
4. WAR-C-KERS (345)            36
5. THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)    29      UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          184  98  3 65.2   1/ 3 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       10  5 0
 2/ 5*UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)     7   4  0 63.6   2/ 4 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 10  5 0
 3/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)        923 555 34 62.4   3/ 7 ANIMAL FARM (510)         8  5 1
 4/ 2 GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRL (435)  98  60  4 62.0   4/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     6  5 0
 5/ 4 BULLDOGS (157)           765 603 26 55.9   5/ 8 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       6  8 0
 6/ 7 WAR-C-KERS (345)         139 120  5 53.7   6/16 BULLDOGS (157)            5  4 0
 7/ 6 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     84  73  5 53.5   7/ 6 COLORIFIC (511)           5  5 0
 8- 8*DARK WIND (509)           11  10  1 52.4   8/13 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     5  7 0
 9- 9 SKASMONAUTS (495)         48  44  1 52.2   9/17 ELFQUEST (515)            5  7 0
10/10 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 119 114  5 51.1  10/21*UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)    4  0 0
11/11 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   649 623 18 51.0  11- 5 SKASMONAUTS (495)         4  2 0
12/ 0 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      26  25  2 51.0  12/14 WAR-C-KERS (345)          4  3 0
13-12 REPTILIAN REBELS (312)    58  57  4 50.4  13- 1 SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      4  4 0
14/13 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       592 583 20 50.4  14/19 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    4  6 0
15/14 ELFQUEST (515)           199 204 10 49.4  15-18 VIEW ASKEW (453)          3  2 1
16/ 0 NEVERWAKE (508)           49  52  7 48.5  16/11 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  3  3 0
17-15 LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)   16  17  5 48.5  17/10 HOUSE OF PAIN (458)       3  6 0
18-17 LORDS OF CHAOS (556)      98 109  5 47.3  18-15 OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       2  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18 SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      54  61  3 47.0  19- 9 LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)   2  1 0
20/21 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 190 216  8 46.8  20-12*DARK WIND (509)           2  2 0
21/20 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    274 318 12 46.3  21/ 0 NEVERWAKE (508)           2  3 1
22/22 HOUSE OF PAIN (458)       19  26  0 42.2  22/22 GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRL (435)  2  6 0
23-23 VIEW ASKEW (453)          89 124  5 41.8  23-20 REPTILIAN REBELS (312)    1  0 0
24-24 BRAT PACK II (523)        27  41  3 39.7  24-23 LORDS OF CHAOS (556)      0  5 0
25-25 OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       37  63  2 37.0  25-26 BRAT PACK II (523)        0  1 0
26/26 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      211 360  3 37.0  26/ 0 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      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

                            THE HEART OF THE ARUAKI CODE
                                    By Tradition
                           Interpreted by Adeolar Marianka

     First and foremost, we respect each other, our warriors, and the life they
possess.  In the tradition of Aruak City those who honor it and its gladiators do not
strive to take the life of each other.
     Second.  We believe that the Duelmaster is the highest honor of the arena.  To
receive a challenge from them reflects such honor and they may challenge as they
choose.
     In the eyes of the Aruaki, down-challenging is dishonorable and cowardly, and
should not be undertaken.
     Bloodfeuding is a right and a necessity to honor the loss of comrades and
friends, whether by purpose or by accident.  Down-challenging in such a case is not
preferred, but is acceptable.  Regardless, we spare Aruaki who live by this code and
do not strive to take their life.
     Lastly.  If you do not live by this code, you are subject to the whims of the
individual managers whom you disrespect in this fair city.  They may decide whether
to treat you with or without the respect of this code.
     May the Sun shine upon you and light your path to immortality with honor.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 506): BLUE BLAZES of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 506): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 499): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 495): GREAT WHITE SHARK of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 495): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 496): KORIBUS of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 488): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 457): PISTON HURRICANE of AS FAR AS SIAM (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 450): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 344): PASSER BY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 391): DOALTY of BAILE BEAG from AMEN-TEI (The Sentinel, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 506): SNUGGLEBUNNIES (Thaad Trueoak, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 506): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 499): CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 495): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 495): MADTOWN (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 496): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 488): THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 457): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 450): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 344): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 391): THE LAST STRAW (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): BILLY GIBBONS of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          LACHES of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I'll just bet that a few of you out there are wondering "What In The Blue Blazes
Is Going On In Aruak City"!  And well you should wonder.
     In case you are having trouble getting the message, "blue" is taking over and
"colorific" is the place to be.  The famous one-eyed, one-horned, flying Purple
People Eater has been quoted as saying, "If Your Heart Ain't in Colorific, Then Get
The Color Out"!  Know what I mean?
     On one side of the tracks (Read "lesser", but I must be politically correct,
they say.)  are the invaders and the defenders, and on the other side are the
Colorifics--especially the Blue and Purple shade of Colorifics.  You bet.
     The likelihood is that when all the whining and groaning and sweating are done;
and the Face is concluded; and the next turns are enacted; there will be a Blue
Colorific on top.  And if that don't cut it for you, then read Purple People Eater's
quote above, and go stick your head in a commode!
     Yeah, Baby!
     Blue Blazes, Proud Colorific Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ARUAK CITY to 
see what's new.  UNIVERSAL HORROR had like a really albendranius week!  Those hunks 
got a 2-0-0 and wound up as 10th team!  What was the name of that team who got 3-1-0 
this turn for a total 923-555-34 you ask?  (Sure)  ANIMAL FARM's their name, and 
fighting's their game!  MVP award for TITANIUM?  WAR-C-KERS' proud of it after 
beating JON FLEET and getting 31 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  THE SINGING 
BANDIT's match with BIG DOG cost him a loss of 15 points!  POSITIVE POLYANA thinks 
hers 11-7-0 and studly character is good enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  Any 
bets?  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, 
welcome POSITIVE POLYANA.  Aren't KELLUMBO'S KIDS proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear the top 
team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters 
for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  KELLUMBO'S KIDS was the most avoided team.  Is a 
84-73-5 record really that scary?  I don't know what ANIMAL FARM's been doing.  They 
certainly haven't been accepting many fights from KELLUMBO'S KIDS, that's fer sher.  
Like, is ONYX OWL popular, or what?  She was challenged the most in all of ARUAK 
CITY!  She's got a 18-14-0, is that good?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Like, who is this guy???  INFERNAL gets 
sent to the Dark Arena, battles SHEWISH GIANT, and returns to tell of it!!!  I bet 
NEVERWAKE manager is surprised!  Like was that some Bloodfeud, or what?  (ELIZA 
PIGERON vs. AZURE ASP, that is.) What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd 
be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  ARUAK CITY is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POSITIVE POLYANA 6283        11   7  0   110       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SKAMAKAZE 5928               12   8  0   113       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 PURPLE PANTHER 6057          15  10  0   106       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-OPUS X 5276                  17  17  1   104       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
-SKATTERBRAIN 6232            12   6  0   104       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 BLUE VELVET 6248             13   4  0   100       COLORIFIC (511)
-TONYA WAITS 4757             20   7  0    97       GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)
 STRONGBOW 5686               18  30  0    96       ELFQUEST (515)
 ALBINO RAINBOW 6238          10  11  0    96       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 BLUE BLAZES 6280             13   5  0    95       COLORIFIC (511)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRANFORD HAWKE 5077          18  13  0    90       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 SYRLANIA 6107                15  13  0    90       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 K. K. DOWNING 5655           14  24  1    89       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-BLOOD MONKEY 5858            12   5  0    89       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 ONYX OWL 5548                18  14  0    88       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-2XZ 5002                      7   4  2    87       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
 LINI DAWNWIND 5865           10   5  0    81       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 WARDUKE 5930                 17  18  2    79       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT 6195    15   6  1    77       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 JAZMINE ICE 4998              8   4  0    77       HOUSE OF PAIN (458)
 GREEN WITH ENVY 5621          9   9  0    76       COLORIFIC (511)
-ICE 6275                     15   6  0    75       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 STEEL 6254                   12   6  0    73       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
-TEDDY RUXPIN 6399            19  14  1    72       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
-ELMER FUDD 6401              17  19  1    72       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 ALMOND ALBATROSS 6056        11   8  0    71       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 VIRGINIA'S SECRET 6295        9   9  0    71       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 ELIZA PIGERON 5222           13  13  0    69       TUFT TUGGERS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAINSONG 6128                15  15  0    65       ELFQUEST (515)
-GUMDROP 5104                 14  12  1    65       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 HALO 6189                     8   2  1    63       NEVERWAKE (508)
 DOUBLE - TAP 5535            12   7  1    62       NEVERWAKE (508)
-PUNCH GRAN CRU 5274           9  25  1    59       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 GALLOWS POLE 5496             9   2  0    59       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 HONEY 6368                    7   5  1    59       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 DRACULA 6319                  5   2  0    59       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
 VAN HELSING 6338             12   4  0    58       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 BIG DOG 6378                  6   2  0    58       BULLDOGS (157)
-FUZZBALL 5101                13  12  0    57       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 THUNDERBLADE 6367             8   4  0    57       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUCKING BRAHMA 6372           7   2  0    56       BULLDOGS (157)
 TREESTUMP 6369                6   6  0    56       ELFQUEST (515)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARMEN ELECTRA 4752           8   3  0    53       GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)
 HOT DOG 6343                  9   4  1    52       BULLDOGS (157)
 CALFSKIN 6240                 8  12  1    51       BULLDOGS (157)
 THUNDERSTORM 6113            10  20  0    50       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 KIANA TOM 4753                8  10  0    50       GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)
 DJANGO REINHARDT 6384         6   4  0    49       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127       9  21  0    48       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-WILDSIDE 5829                 4  12  0    48       BRAT PACK II (523)
-DOODLEBUG 6268                6   6  2    47       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
-CAO BLACK 6001                5   8  0    46       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
-BULLETPROOF MONK 4999         3   6  1    43       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
-YELLOW STREAK 6239            6   4  0    39       COLORIFIC (511)
 TIMMORN YELLOW EYES 6337      7   9  1    37       ELFQUEST (515)
 THE SINGING BANDIT 6349       7   6  0    37       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALLY SHEEDY 6250              4   3  0    33       BRAT PACK II (523)
 INFERNAL 6421                 2   2  2    33       NEVERWAKE (508)
 TITANIUM 5137                 1   1  0    32       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 ROCKIE DEE 6060               7   8  0    31       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 AZURE ASP 6373                5   5  1    31       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 JO MOONCATCHER 6370           5   7  0    30       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 RICK DERRINGER 6463           3   1  0    28       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-LITTLE CROW 6007              4   0  1    27       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-YOUR KIDZ 5868                4   8  1    26       BRAT PACK II (523)
-BRUCE ALMIGHTY 5003           4   2  2    25       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
-PUMPKIN ESCOBAR 6178          2   7  0    25       VIEW ASKEW (453)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERENDIPITY 6375              2   4  0    23       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-POTATO HEAD JR 6391           5   7  0    22       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
-HARLIN DOBBS 5486             5   5  0    22       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 KALIDOR THE BOLD 6441         3   1  0    22       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-DIAMONDBACK 4204              2   2  0    22       REPTILIAN REBELS (312)
-SKABBA THE HUTT 6417          3   1  0    20       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 WILLIE DIXON 6385             2   8  1    20       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-FOXXY LOVE 6447               2   2  0    20       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
-VOID SMOKE 5545               2   2  0    18       DARK WIND (509)
-DEVIL'S KNUCKLE 5544          1   2  0    17       DARK WIND (509)
-MEPHISKAPHALES 6438           3   1  0    16       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-MISSY 6461                    1   0  1    16       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-SILVER LINING 6339            2   6  0    15       COLORIFIC (511)
 JEB MERCLUE 6483              1   0  0    15       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 VILNIUS SHILLINGTON 6482      1   0  0    15       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-BARGAIN BASEMENT 6388         3   5  0    14       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 JON FLEET 6415                2   7  0    13       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-THIEVING SOUL 5752            2   2  0    12       DARK WIND (509)
-BEER GOGGLES 6460             1   0  0    12       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 GANGREL 6456                  3   1  0    11       HOUSE OF PAIN (458)
 RANCID 5009                   2   5  0    11       HOUSE OF PAIN (458)
 THE MUMMY 6316                1   1  0    11       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
 MOO MOO 6474                  1   0  0    11       BULLDOGS (157)
-TAMPA 6440                    2   2  0     8       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 LINDSAY LOHAN 6471            1   1  0     7       GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)
-RINUS 5543                    1   2  0     5       DARK WIND (509)
-THE WOLF MAN 6315             1   0  0     5       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
-HIGH PROTECTOR 5644           1   0  0     5       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
 BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE 6465         1   1  0     4       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 MOBIUS 6459                   1   1  0     4       HOUSE OF PAIN (458)
 BROOK BURKE 6472              0   2  0     2       GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)
 WINDCHASER 6469               0   2  0     2       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 THUD 6475                     0   1  0     1       NEVERWAKE (508)
 FRANK ZAPPA 6484              0   1  0     1       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DR. MIRAKLE 6318              0   1  0     1       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHEWISH GIANT 489      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          INFERNAL 6421         507 NONE    
BONNIE RAITT 5790     16 16 0 THE HEADCUTTERS I 412 ENBALMER 4939         503 REVENGED
BIG POPPA PUMP 4995    3  6 0 HOUSE OF PAIN 458     BANDIT PRINCE 493     507 NONE    
MAGILLA GORILLA 6430   2  3 0 LORDS OF CHAOS 556    MISSY 6461            505         
DIED AT THE FACE 6485  0  1 0 NEVERWAKE 508         SPYMASTER 490         507 NONE    
HI-JINX 6454           1  1 0 SKASMONAUTS 495       BULLETPROOF MONK 4999 504         
JEB MERCLUE 6457       2  1 0 TUFT TUGGERS 305      AZURE ASP 6373        506 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mino -- What is up with that!?  Not only did your purple freak slip his challenge
through and whup one of mine, Azure Asp goes and kills my newbie warrior?  Adie may
have a soft spot for Minotaurs, but I sure don't.  Especially for hoofed types!
UGH!!  Snakes don't have hair, but I'll figure out how to get a tuft off of him
somehow!  Prepare to have your ASP handed to you! -- Tankesh

Tankesh The Gremlin-Grinch -- I am merely your Better, working diligently to raise
the level of your ability.  Perhaps it is a fruitless challenge? -- Purple People
Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

Billy Gibbons -- Now you see what happens when you finally come up against a worthy
opponent.  Good thing for your health you moved on, Bud. -- Blue Blazes, Proud
Colorific Duelmaster

Steel -- Standing around is a boring fate, wouldn't you say?  Consider yourself
velvetized! -- Blue Velvet, Proud Colorific

Carmen Electra -- Well you sure electrified me, Babe.  Couldn't take my eyes off
those bazz, er a, well, you know. -- Yellow Streak, Proud Colorific

Tankesh -- Ye landlubber!  Ole Khaki were a good'n.  Aye.  Yon Emu bea damme fine
sight better.  Aye. -- Mino

Syrlania -- That made me feel a little bit better after the K.K. Downing fiasco! --
Ebony Emu

Branford Hawke -- Perhaps this is not your real calling?  I'll bet you were sorry to
see Khaki go! -- Purple Panther

Ahoy Tufttuggers, me asp bes mite sorry now.  Aye. -- Mino

Jeb Merclue -- I really didn't mean to do that, but, then, you really didn't have a
clue, did you? -- Azure Asp

All -- Oh, looks like we got a new tough guy in town.  Dark Wind is all courageous as
Rinus downchallenges one of mine. -- Tankesh

Dark Wind -- Who's running the show over there?  Do you have something to say in your
defense before you get trampled? -- Tankesh

Blue Blazes -- Congratulations on your Duelmaster title.  Duelmasters drink free at
the Bulldog Inn. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

And Scarlet Knights, it is great to see you again in the "Top Teams On The Move"
leadership.  Salute. -- Kennelworth

Lini -- Stirred up?  I'm downright depressed.  Have you ever seen a depressed Brahma?
I am going over to The Bulldog Inn and drain it! -- Bucking Brahma

Singing Bandit -- There you go yodeling again, you, you you oppressor! -- Hot Dog

Hi.  My name is Moo Moo, the talking bovine.  I am hoping to see y'all soon.  Moooooo
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. -- Moo Moo

Now wait just one minute, Blue Blazes!  What is this stupid bravado about blue and
purple Colorific????? -- Green With Envy, Yellow Streak, and Silver Lining, Proud
Colorifics

Billy Gibbons -- JRK has been inactive since the "invasion" began.  I can pass along
your thanks to him, though. -- Generalissimo Puerco

Mino, Kennelworth -- Tit for tat, I guess. -- Generalissimo Puerco
P.S.  The Consortium must really have it in for the Tuft Tuggers of late.

Adie -- RIP Jeb. -- Generalissimo Puerco

The Scribe -- Early elimination?  I can't imagine we have THAT much to discuss,
although it will be good to see yourself and the other Commission officials. --
Generalissimo Puerco

Fuzzball -- My brother has some like you, but there are spots on them, and he hangs
them from the canopy over his chariot.  I got one in my eye once, and I couldn't see
for DAYS, or minutes, anyway.  He won't let me drive his chariot anymore, because of
wrecking it slightly that time.  So fuzzballs intimidate me. -- Rockie Dee

Thieving Soul -- Is this like being a Convicted Thief? -- Jo Mooncatcher

Void Smoke -- Isn't that a contradiction?  If it's full of smoke, it isn't void,
after all. -- Jon Fleet

Rainsong -- Well!  There was a lot of satisfaction in beating someone with more
experience and a higher recognition than I've got.  That isn't something we see a lot
over our way.  Thanks. -- Lini Dawnwind

Rick Derringer -- I suppose it felt better from your end, but this was NOT a fight
calculated to make me enthusiastic about gladiating.  Ouch. -- Windchaser

Adie -- They have to buy their own, out of their arena winnings. -- Leeta

Jeb -- Yes.  I was press-ganged. -- Mordant Deserter (name withheld by request)

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BIG POPPA PUMP was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
INFERNAL slaughtered SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
DIED AT THE FACE was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
ELIZA PIGERON devastated AZURE ASP in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
BLUE VELVET narrowly defeated STRONGBOW in a 2 minute master's Challenge match.
POSITIVE POLYANA bested BLUE BLAZES in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
PURPLE PANTHER beat ALBINO RAINBOW in a popular 1 minute master's Challenge brawl.
STEEL slimly lost to ONYX OWL in a crowd boring 17 minute expert's Challenge melee.
JAZMINE ICE was defeated by BRANFORD HAWKE in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
CALFSKIN was overpowered by VIRGINIA'S SECRET in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ALMOND ALBATROSS overcame HONEY in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
DRACULA overpowered THUNDERSTORM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BIG DOG devastated THE SINGING BANDIT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
TITANIUM demolished JON FLEET in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
THE MUMMY overpowered BROOK BURKE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
SYRLANIA overpowered VAN HELSING in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
WARDUKE lost to K. K. DOWNING in a 2 minute bloody veteran's fray.
LINI DAWNWIND viciously subdued GALLOWS POLE in a popular 3 minute brutal brawl.
MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT savagely defeated RAINSONG in a exciting 2 minute veteran's bout.
GREEN WITH ENVY slimly won victory over DOUBLE - TAP in a 2 minute competition.
CARMEN ELECTRA was viciously subdued by HALO in a popular 12 minute gruesome match.
TREESTUMP vanquished DELARQUAN SPY in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
GLADIUS STARSTRYKE was overpowered by BUCKING BRAHMA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
THUNDERBLADE defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute duel.
DJANGO REINHARDT beat ROCKIE DEE in a 2 minute fight.
KIANA TOM was unbelievably bested by HOT DOG in a exciting 3 minute veteran's fight.
TIMMORN YELLOW EYES overpowered RANCID in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
JO MOONCATCHER handily defeated BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
KALIDOR THE BOLD outwaited MOBIUS in a tiring 8 minute gory bout.
WILLIE DIXON won victory over LINDSAY LOHAN in a popular 1 minute fray.
GANGREL beat THUD in a popular 1 minute novice's match.
RICK DERRINGER overpowered WINDCHASER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MOO MOO handily defeated FRANK ZAPPA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
VILNIUS SHILLINGTON vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
JEB MERCLUE subdued EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      10         WALL OF STEEL     43 -  30 -  2      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         STRIKING ATTACK   56 -  41 -  3      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        41 -  39 -  2      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       45 -  45 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    61 -  61 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE       27 -  31 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  26 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  26 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    40 -  56 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  43 -  2      39  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      POSITIVE POLYANA 6283      11   7  0  110 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
BASHING ATTACK   PURPLE PANTHER 6057        15  10  0  106 ANIMAL FARM (510)
WALL OF STEEL    BLUE VELVET 6248           13   4  0  100 COLORIFIC (511)
AIMED BLOW       BRANFORD HAWKE 5077        18  13  0   90 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
SLASHING ATTACK  SYRLANIA 6107              15  13  0   90 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
TOTAL PARRY      ONYX OWL 5548              18  14  0   88 ANIMAL FARM (510)
STRIKING ATTACK  JAZMINE ICE 4998            8   4  0   77 HOUSE OF PAIN (458)
LUNGING ATTACK   DRACULA 6319                5   2  0   59 UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is K. K. DOWNING 5655.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HALO 6189.  The ten other most popular fighters were KIANA TOM 4753, LINI 
DAWNWIND 5865, RAINSONG 6128, DOUBLE - TAP 5535, STRONGBOW 5686, BLUE BLAZES 6280, 
PURPLE PANTHER 6057, K. K. DOWNING 5655, CARMEN ELECTRA 4752, and THUNDERBLADE 6367.

The least popular fighter this week was ONYX OWL 5548.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STEEL 6254, MOBIUS 6459, KALIDOR THE BOLD 6441, FRANK ZAPPA 6484, 
WINDCHASER 6469, BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE 6465, RANCID 5009, GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127, JON 
FLEET 6415, and THE SINGING BANDIT 6349.