DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/02/2004    Duedate: 06/15/2004

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-491

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JOSTLING JAGUAR
ARENA FELINES (177)
(12-5770) [18-12-1,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RIFT                           OWEN
SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)           ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
(12-3922) [19-13-1,147]        (12-5656) [4-0-1,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JOSTLING JAGUAR                JOSTLING JAGUAR
ARENA FELINES (177)            ARENA FELINES (177)
(12-5770) [18-12-1,122]        (12-5770) [18-12-1,122]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HIGH JINKS (584)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (177)         70
2. HIGH JINKS (584)            61      MASTER OF DOOM (512)
3. THE LAWMEN (148)            42      Unchartered Team
4. ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)      34
5. DARKMOON (448)              28      DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MASTER OF DOOM (512)      10   3  0 76.9   1/ 6 HIGH JINKS (584)          9  6 2
 2/ 1*DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)     6   3  2 66.7   2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (177)       9  6 1
 3/ 0*ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)     4   2  1 66.7   3/ 1 TEAM GNASTY (460)         8  5 0
 4/ 3 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)     130  82  5 61.3   4/ 3 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)      7  2 0
 5- 4 HELL-MART (531)          132  84  2 61.1   5/ 7 THE CITY (570)            7  5 0
 6/ 5 THE CITY (570)            73  48  6 60.3   6/ 5 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)     7  8 0
 7/ 6 ARENA FELINES (177)      647 480 62 57.4   7/11*DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)    6  3 2
 8/ 7 THE LAWMEN (148)         473 354 29 57.2   8/14 THE LAWMEN (148)          6  4 0
 9- 8*VOLUNTEER FLOWERS (568)   16  13  4 55.2   9/ 4 BLOODSUCKERS (416)        6  9 1
10/ 9 HIGH JINKS (584)          35  29  5 54.7  10/12 DARKMOON (448)            5  3 0
11/10 DARKMOON (448)           153 152  7 50.2  11/13*DRAGON RIDERS (588)       5  9 0
12/ 0*DRAKE'S GAMES (593)        1   1  0 50.0  12/10 SWEET MAGIC (267)         5 10 0
13/11 TEAM GNASTY (460)         71  74  8 49.0  13/16 DREAMERS (142)            4 11 1
14/12 DREAMERS (142)           921 977 83 48.5  14- 8 HELL-MART (531)           3  1 0
15/13 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       323 347 30 48.2  15/ 9 WANDERING MONSTERS (575)  3 11 0
16-14*THE NORTH (554)            4   5  0 44.4  16/18 MASTER OF DOOM (512)      2  1 0
17/17 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)    146 232  4 38.6  17-15*VOLUNTEER FLOWERS (568)   2  2 1
18/18 SWEET MAGIC (267)        325 523  9 38.3  18-17*THE NORTH (554)           1  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/15 WANDERING MONSTERS (575)  17  28  0 37.8  19/ 0*DRAKE'S GAMES (593)       1  1 0
20/16*DRAGON RIDERS (588)        8  15  0 34.8  20/ 0*ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)    1  1 0
21/19 SUPERIOR FORCES 22 (506)  28  64  2 30.4  21/19 SUPERIOR FORCES 22 (506)  1  3 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 493): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 490): THE TICK of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 486): BIRDSONG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 487): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 485): TORLYN UNA of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 484): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 241): PARADOX of SHADOW GATE (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 476): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 239): INMAR of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 472): STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 470): KID REDO of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 463): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 427): PENICILLEN of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 211): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 198): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 351): ANDREW of ROLE MONSTERS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 331): FREDDIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 147): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 377): SEVERUS SNAPE of HOUSE SLYTHERIN from TALCAMA
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 493): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 490): TEAM GNASTY (Big Gnasty, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 486): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 487): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 485): none
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 484): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 241): SHADOW GATE (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 476): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 239): WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 472): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 470): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 463): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 427): THE CLASSICS (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 217): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 211): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 198): STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 351): ROLE MONSTERS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 331): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 147): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 375): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 490): THE TICK of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
                           BARRY of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
                           PHANTAST of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 486): BIRDSONG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 486): ANYA of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 485): TORLYN UNA of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
                          LOONY LATEKNIGHT of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): UNCAS of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 426): SKYWISE of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): TENT IN QUARANTINO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                               BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                               100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 351): ANDREW of ROLE MONSTERS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 330): MARTINE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 146): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in RIZTAB!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Like, TEAM GNASTY had to be so 
embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by HIGH JINKS!  Way to go HIGH JINKS!  
Uncool, HELL-MART.  I mean 0-0-0 is bad.  Will they will be allowed to fight?  I say 
use 'em for training practice!  The guys at THE LAWMEN like really pulled together to 
get a 3-2-0 this turn, moving up by 6.  One team deserves special mention 'cause they 
moved up 0 after going 5-0-1.  Keep it up, ARENA FELINES!  MVP award for JUDGE 
PARKER?  THE LAWMEN's proud of him after beating CHAINSAW VIGILANTE and getting 29 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  CHAINSAW VIGILANTE's match with JUDGE PARKER 
cost him a loss of 25 points!  Like, JOSTLING JAGUAR must be pretty gutsy!  He 
challenged the Duelmaster from THE CITY.  Does this guy have a death wish or what!  
And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome 
JOSTLING JAGUAR.  Aren't ARENA FELINES proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really 
being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  TEAM GNASTY 
was RIZTAB's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Is there some deep 
dark secret why DARKMOON's been avoiding TEAM GNASTY so much?  Or is it just that 
they're too scared?  Like, is STANK SHANK popular, or what?  He was challenged the 
most in all of RIZTAB!  He's got a 8-5-0, is that good?  People were asking me did 
BATAAKAPPU REALLY challenge RIFT?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded 
good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but RIFT wants me to write about 
it since he won victory over BATAAKAPPU.  Satisfied?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All RIZTAB ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  How cruel!  DREAMERS heartlessly sent his to SOMNUS certain fate 
in the Dark Arena.  Is a 16-24-1 bad or something?  Pinch me, I must be dreaming!!!  
PHANTAST returns from the Dark Arena, maybe a "little upset" at his DREAMERS 
teammates...  Hey!  Quit laughing!  Just because DROMMARE had 17-16-2 was no reason 
for DREAMERS to send him to the Dark Arena!  Stop it!  I hear DREAMERS sent SONADOR 
to the Dark Arena.  What, is that like not well-lit, or what?  What a bummer!  JULIE 
BEAN got wasted by WAX HOSTILE!  But with a 7-6-0, I guess POWERPUFF GIRLS aren't too 
bummed.  It was kind of sad, seeing old BILL TILGHMAN stumbling around the arena, 
before DASTARDLY DAN finished him off.  Oh well!  What a bunch of heartless!  I 
couldn't believe how many people were snickering when CAT TAGIOUS killed POT BELLY.  
So he had a 5-8-1, that's no excuse!  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can 
do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770         18  12  1   122       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIFT 3922                    19  13  1   147       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
-AISLE GET YOU! 5100          20  14  2   110       HELL-MART (531)
 CROUCHING TIGER 5899          8   4  0   101       ARENA FELINES (177)
-97 ITEM EXPRESS 5153         23  13  0    99       HELL-MART (531)
 G.I.I.L. 5155                15  14  0    99       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 TILLOUISA 5680               23  24  1    94       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 BATAAKAPPU 5698              19  19  1    92       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-XXL STRETCH PANTS 5634       15   9  0    90       HELL-MART (531)
 BAT MANUAL 5660              11  12  1    90       THE CITY (570)
 JUDGE PARKER 5845             7   7  0    86       THE LAWMEN (148)
 BRIARTHORN 5671               9   6  0    83       DARKMOON (448)
 BLOOD BUD 5774               16   8  0    82       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 BARBARIAN 4783                4  33  0    81       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 SAURON 4847                   9   1  0    78       MASTER OF DOOM (512)
 AF BOX GNASTY 5417           13   2  0    75       TEAM GNASTY (460)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRAYOLA 64-PACK 5839          6   4  0    63       HELL-MART (531)
 CHAINSAW VIGILANTE 5775      12   6  2    61       THE CITY (570)
 SCREAMING PIXIE 5797          7   4  0    60       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
-SILENE 5637                   6   1  2    60       VOLUNTEER FLOWERS (568)
 CAT TAGIOUS 5900              8   4  3    59       ARENA FELINES (177)
 STANK SHANK 5863              8   5  0    59       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 TOM SMITH 5876                5   4  0    58       THE LAWMEN (148)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FREAKY BARBER 5283            8   9  2    51       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 OWEN 5656                     4   0  1    48       ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
 WAX HOSTILE 5888              7   6  1    47       HIGH JINKS (584)
 DIRTY SANCHEZ 5725            7   4  0    47       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 GNASTY EDGAR 5867             6   3  1    47       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 DASTARDLY DAN 5887            9   4  1    46       HIGH JINKS (584)
 BADGER 5940                   5   3  1    46       HIGH JINKS (584)
 STEADY EDDIE 5785            10  12  0    42       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 HAMSTER GIRL 5911             6   3  0    40       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 FAST TRACK 5820               6   5  0    37       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 TWIGGY 5912                   4   5  0    37       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 NOREEN 5783                   4  23  0    35       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG 5748      4   4  0    34       THE NORTH (554)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WILSIE 5415                   4   1  0    33       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 SNARLING GNOLL 5793           5   3  0    30       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
 TWANGY TONYA 5959             5   1  1    28       HIGH JINKS (584)
 FELINE GRIN 5956              5   1  0    27       ARENA FELINES (177)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BASS REEVES 5901              3   1  0    23       THE LAWMEN (148)
 AGLIBOL 5848                  2   1  0    23       DARKMOON (448)
 IVY 5972                      2   0  1    20       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 LUNG ROCKET 5967              2   1  0    20       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-VIOLET 5652                   4   2  0    19       VOLUNTEER FLOWERS (568)
 SLAPAHO 5978                  1   1  1    19       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 SADIE 5970                    2   0  0    18       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 DREB 3 5947                   2   3  0    17       THE LAWMEN (148)
 KAMEANANANAMOE 5963           1   3  0    17       DREAMERS (142)
 SUGAR JANE 5948               4   3  0    16       SWEET MAGIC (267)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PITCHPIPE PETE 5977           1   1  0    16       HIGH JINKS (584)
 PHEONIX 5964                  2   1  0    15       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 CHRISTINE 5974                1   1  0    15       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 SHEARER 5791                  0   1  0    15       ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
 DANCING ELF 5919              1   7  0    14       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
 CAT SCAN 5976                 1   1  0    12       ARENA FELINES (177)
-MORGOTH 4850                  1   2  0    11       MASTER OF DOOM (512)
-NON-FACTOR 5519               1   0  0    11       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 LILLIANA 5930                 2   3  0    10       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 KRUSK 5931                    2   3  0     9       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 RESSER 5933                   2   3  0     9       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 TURD FERGUSON 5979            1   1  0     9       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 TRAVAILLER 5980               1   0  0     8       DRAKE'S GAMES (593)
-CROCUS 5639                   1   2  1     6       VOLUNTEER FLOWERS (568)
-CREEPY GREETER 5960           1   1  0     6       HELL-MART (531)
 ANGEL 5971                    1   1  1     5       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 AUTUMN LEAVES 5975            1   2  0     5       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ALOURIN 5987                  1   0  0     5       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 MENACING TROLL 5966           0   3  0     3       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
-ICE 5973                      0   1  0     1       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 KIM 5986                      0   1  0     1       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
-BLACKBERRY 5965               0   1  0     1       VOLUNTEER FLOWERS (568)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAT MAN DON'T 5893     5  5 0 ARENA FELINES 177     SILENE 5637           489         
SHISHZAR THE SNAK 500  0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          PHANTAST 5737         491 NONE    
ORC RAIDER 5985        0  1 0 DARKMOON 448          ARENAMASTER RILLI 496 491 NONE    
THE SUCCUBUS 5969      0  2 0 DRAGON RIDERS 588     IVY 5972              491         
VALTOR 5929            0  2 0 DRAGON RIDERS 588     TWANGY TONYA 5959     488         
WHATAPUTZ 1 5983       0  1 0 DRAKE'S GAMES 593     ARENAMASTER RILLI 496 491 NONE    
SOMNUS 5708           16 25 1 DREAMERS 142          DARK STRANGER 498     491 NONE    
DROMMARE 5755         17 17 2 DREAMERS 142          SHISHZAR THE SNAK 500 491 NONE    
SONADOR 5769          15 15 1 DREAMERS 142          DARK STRANGER 498     491 NONE    
BILL TILGHMAN 5854     4  5 0 THE LAWMEN 148        DASTARDLY DAN 5887    491         
JULIE BEAN 5869        7  6 0 POWERPUFF GIRLS 522   WAX HOSTILE 5888      491         
POT BELLY 5819         5  8 1 SPIRITUAL GIFT 402    CAT TAGIOUS 5900      491         
SONG OF SUMMER 5790    4 18 0 SWEET MAGIC 267       CAT TAGIOUS 5900      488         
LITTLE EM 5961         1  3 0 SWEET MAGIC 267       ANGEL 5971            490         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dastardly -- You are correct about that fight.  I thought The Gnoll a goner.
Sometimes being too stupid to know when you've lost is an asset. -- Dungeonmaster

The Pirate wouldn't learn, barely won and his attitude was horrible.  He would only
occasionally lunge.  I'd say I was sorry to see him go, but I try to remain honest.
The elf had better take note of this example. -- Dungeonmaster

Blood Bud -- You sucked all those learns right outa me! -- Rift
P.S.  Thanks for giving me at least one in return!

Dungeonmaster -- So sorry 'bout' Lifetaker.  The name alone got my adrenaline going.
-- Rift

Dirty Sanchez -- Good fight...don't go away. -- B.

Briarthorn -- As first time meetings go, I've met worse...can't right off recall
when, but I'm for sure it's happened. -- Dan

All -- Yes, I am the nice one.  Fragile fighters make my teeth hurt, but back-fire'n
time ain't yet at hand. -- Jondeaux

Tonya -- You do credit to the memory of Valtor.  You have bested two of my three most
experienced warriors.  If you beat my last, I will believe that Valtor died
honorably. -- Draco Magnus, Manager of Dragon Riders

Twiggy -- Yeah, well, no wonder you're mean.  You're too skinny to be anything BUT
mean. -- Noreen

Bat Manual -- Do you include instructions for hanging upside down from the roofs of
caves? -- Tillouisa

Menacing Troll -- I think you need to work on the "menacing" part. -- Sugar Jane

Angel -- That was totally un-angelic of you. -- Ghost of Little Em

Christine -- Oh....  Hmm, maybe I should be doing something differently? -- Autumn
Leaves

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?]

25 May 2004
                                 TEN TURNS OF HELL:
                        The KLK Capture The Flag Competition

In the spirit of the ongoing effort to make arena play what it used to be (FUN!!), I
am proud to announce the KLK Capture The Flag Competition.  The competition will be
held in Jhans (DM-36, which has, by the way, grown in size equal to Talcama already).
:)  We are announcing this contest early to allow managers time to prep.

Rules:
     -- On turn 462 (due 8/4/04) the lowest ranked warrior on your team is given your
team's 'flag' (he is your initial flag defender).
     -- Starting on turn 463 (due 8/18/04) flags will be defended every turn and turn
463 is the turn scoring will begin.
     -- Fights involving flags are winners-take-all and a warrior can carry as many
flags as he can win.
     -- If a warrior holding a flag either A) goes inactive, B) loses to a stand-by
warrior or C) gets DA'd, he forfeits all flags he has and they are returned the their
original team's lowest ranked warrior.
     -- If you hold your own flag on an inactive warrior you receive NO POINTS that
turn.
     -- If a warrior graduates to AD holding flags starting on the next turn those
flags will be defended by the lowest ranked warrior on the team of the graduating
warrior.
     -- Scoring as follows for each turn:
          2 pts -- possession of your own team flag
          1 pt -- possession any other flag
          1 pt -- for each win
          1 pt -- for each kill
          1 pt -- for each award you receive in the newsletter
     -- You may enter as many teams as you like (per RSI rules) but each team is its
own entry.
     -- Tie-Breaker goes to the team that had the most points from flags.
     -- If still tied the tie-breaker will be the team that had the most points from
kills.  (It's the Delarq way.)
     -- The contest lasts 10 turns and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
(based on highest point totals)

Prizes: (what you've been waiting on)
1st -- 3 know favorites potions*
       DA warrior named after winning manager
2nd -- 2 know favorites potions*
3rd -- 1 know favorites potion*

* These are full favorite potions (weapon, rhythms and tactics) and can only be used
on warriors with at least 4 FE.

     How's that for paying out? (grin)  Even if you think that it's all about the TC,
these prizes should be enough to draw you in.  (You know who you are.)
     I hope to see friend and foe alike come to Jhans.  Legion, Froths, and all the
others...this is your personal invite.  Can you win?  Can you survive 10 turns of
Hell in Jhans?
     Note:  Special thanks to RSI for helping make this contest possible.  Thanks
guys!

Bookie
KLK Alliance
Director Jhans' Board of Tourism
Warden of the Froth Circle (grin)
D.R.C. 4 Life

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SOMNUS was viciously butchered by DARK STRANGER in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
PHANTAST savagely slew SHISHZAR THE SNAKE in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DROMMARE was assassinated by SHISHZAR THE SNAKE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
SONADOR was viciously butchered by DARK STRANGER in a 3 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
WHATAPUTZ 1 was murdered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
ORC RAIDER was butchered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
LILLIANA was viciously subdued by TWANGY TONYA in a 5 minute Bloodfeud match.
SAURON defeated BARBARIAN in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
BATAAKAPPU was vanquished by RIFT in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
JOSTLING JAGUAR savagely defeated THE TICK in a 4 minute Challenge Title duel.
CROUCHING TIGER overpowered AF BOX GNASTY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
BRIARTHORN overpowered SCREAMING PIXIE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
TOM SMITH devastated STEADY EDDIE in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
DIRTY SANCHEZ slimly lost to STANK SHANK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge bout.
GNASTY EDGAR viciously subdued TWIGGY in a action packed 4 minute Challenge fight.
WAX HOSTILE viciously butchered JULIE BEAN in a action packed 1 minute Challenge duel.
AGLIBOL was devastated by HAMSTER GIRL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BILL TILGHMAN was assassinated by DASTARDLY DAN in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
DREB 3 was beaten by NOREEN in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
CAT SCAN viciously subdued KRUSK in a 2 minute gory amateur's Challenge competition.
BARRY defeated ANGRY ROSETTA in a popular 6 minute veteran's duel.
TILLOUISA was overcome by BAT MANUAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute expert's duel.
BLOOD BUD was defeated by G.I.I.L. in a popular 1 minute veteran's match.
CHAINSAW VIGILANTE was vanquished by JUDGE PARKER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BADGER viciously subdued LEOVAR THE PROUD in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.
SNARLING GNOLL was vanquished by OWEN in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven bout.
POT BELLY was easily killed by CAT TAGIOUS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
FAST TRACK viciously subdued SUGAR JANE in a popular 2 minute gory bout.
BASS REEVES won victory over CHRISTINE in a popular 3 minute fray.
DANCING ELF was overpowered by LUNG ROCKET in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FELINE GRIN defeated SLAPAHO in a exciting 3 minute bout.
KAMEANANANAMOE savagely defeated ANGEL in a 2 minute brutal fray.
RESSER was devastated by PITCHPIPE PETE in a 2 minute bloody one-sided duel.
PHEONIX subdued MENACING TROLL in a 2 minute amateur's match.
THE SUCCUBUS was executed by IVY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fray.
SADIE demolished AUTUMN LEAVES in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
TURD FERGUSON viciously subdued SHEARER in a popular 5 minute gruesome bout.
TRAVAILLER beat KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 3 minute novice's competition.
KIM was overcome by ALOURIN in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  20         WALL OF STEEL     24 -   8 -  1      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  17 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  16 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    99 -  88 -  8      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  30 -  4      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  16 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         BASHING ATTACK    46 -  57 -  2      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         AIMED BLOW        13 -  25 -  1      34  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  13 -  0      28  |

Turn 491 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         7  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  8     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  9         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770       18  12  1  122 ARENA FELINES (177)
LUNGING ATTACK   RIFT 3922                  19  13  1  147 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
WALL OF STEEL    BRIARTHORN 5671             9   6  0   83 DARKMOON (448)
STRIKING ATTACK  CAT TAGIOUS 5900            8   4  3   59 ARENA FELINES (177)
SLASHING ATTACK  WAX HOSTILE 5888            7   6  1   47 HIGH JINKS (584)
PARRY-STRIKE     DASTARDLY DAN 5887          9   4  1   46 HIGH JINKS (584)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770.  The ten other most popular fighters were GNASTY EDGAR 
5867, TOM SMITH 5876, TWIGGY 5912, TWANGY TONYA 5959, FAST TRACK 5820, CHRISTINE 
5974, SLAPAHO 5978, TURD FERGUSON 5979, SHEARER 5791, and SOMNUS 5708.

The least popular fighter this week was TRAVAILLER 5980.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were AUTUMN LEAVES 5975, RESSER 5933, FELINE GRIN 5956, DANCING ELF 5919, 
BASS REEVES 5901, POT BELLY 5819, SNARLING GNOLL 5793, CHAINSAW VIGILANTE 5775, BLOOD 
BUD 5774, and KRUSK 5931.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

JOSTLING JAGUAR (12-5770) ARENA FELINES (177)
TILLOUISA (12-5680) SWEET MAGIC (267)

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

THE TICK (12-5659) THE CITY (570)
BARRY (12-5663) THE CITY (570)
PHANTAST (12-5737) DREAMERS (142)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GUMBY 2854 (158-105-3)                10  3  0         ZOOM ZONE            
FRAC 2900 (154-77-2)                   6  3  0         ZOOM ZONE            

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLOP 2964 (102-55-1)                   4  3  0         ZOOM ZONE            
GRUZ 3218 (73-42-0)                    3  3  0         GAMMARAUDERS         
SID 3449 (50-39-0)                     2  3  0         VICIOUS VANDALS      
ULTIMATE FURY 5020 (28-16-2)           2  3  0         LUROCIANS IV         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WOUNDWORT 4228 (54-36-0)               9  3  2         DARKMOON             
IN YOU AGAIN 4740 (39-31-1)            7  3  0         LOBOTOMATION         
WYATT EARP 2168 (25-11-1)              1  3  0         THE LAWMEN           

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PERSONAL BEJEEZUS 5451 (16-5-0)       10  3  0         ESTIMATED PROPHETS   
PUNISHING PERSIAN 1583 (24-30-1)       2  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
GOT YOUR TONGUE 4818 (24-16-1)         1  3  0         ARENA FELINES        

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ARTHUR 5662 (10-9-1)                   5  2  0  DEAD   THE CITY             
ILLUMINAUGHTY 5423 (15-7-0)            4  3  0         LOBOTOMATION         
KNOTHEAD 5727 (20-9-1)                 4  3  0         BLOODSUCKERS         
BARRY 5663 (18-12-0)                   3  3  0         THE CITY             
THE TICK 5659 (15-4-0)                 3  3  0         THE CITY             
FLADRAKEEN OOSCH 4396 (17-14-1)        2  3  0         TEAM GNASTY          
PHANTAST 5737 (16-16-3)                2  3  0         DREAMERS             
DRAUGHT DODGER 5209 (15-6-0)           1  3  0         WISH YOU WERE BEER   
RIFT 3922 (15-13-1)                    1  3  1         SPIRITUAL GIFT       
SISONGOEN 5168 (8-17-1)                1  3  0         LUROCIANS IV         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SONADOR 5769 (14-12-1)                 2  3  0         DREAMERS             
BLOOD BUD 5774 (14-6-0)                1  3  0         BLOODSUCKERS         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHAINSAW VIGILANTE 5775 (11-3-2)       3  3  0         THE CITY             
BRIARTHORN 5671 (6-6-0)                2  3  0         DARKMOON             

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAURON 4847 (7-0-0)                   11  3  0         MASTER OF DOOM       
CAT MAN DON'T 5893 (4-4-0)            10  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG 5748 (3-4-0)       9  3  0         THE NORTH            
CROUCHING TIGER 5899 (5-3-0)           7  3  1         ARENA FELINES        
OWEN 5656 (3-0-1)                      4  3  0         ENGLISH FOOTBALL     
FAST TRACK 5820 (3-4-0)                2  3  0         SPIRITUAL GIFT       
BILL TILGHMAN 5854 (3-4-0)             1  3  0         THE LAWMEN           
DASTARDLY DAN 5887 (7-2-0)             1  3  0         HIGH JINKS           
STANK SHANK 5863 (5-4-0)               1  3  0         BLOODSUCKERS         
TOM SMITH 5876 (4-3-0)                 1  3  0         THE LAWMEN           
SKULKING THIEF 5794 (1-4-0)            0  1  0  DEAD   WANDERING MONSTERS   

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AGLIBOL 5848 (0-0-0)                   5  3  0         DARKMOON             
BADGER 5940 (3-1-1)                    3  3  0         HIGH JINKS           
FELINE GRIN 5956 (2-0-0)               2  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
SHEARER 5791 (0-0-0)                   2  3  0         ENGLISH FOOTBALL     

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KAMEANANANAMOE 5963 (0-0-0)            4  3  0         DREAMERS             
TIM THE ENCHANTER 5944 (0-0-0)         4  3  0         MONTY'S ARMY         
MS. ASCHUSSETS 5934 (0-0-0)            2  3  0         SAME NAME            
FLOYDA CLAUS 5803 (0-0-0)              1  3  1         SECRET SANTA         

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CALAMITY JANE 1867 (31-24-0)           1  3  0         THE LAWMEN           
H.P. LOVECRAFTED 5182 (26-24-0)        1  3  0         WISH YOU WERE BEER   

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAXWELL SMART 2682 (20-9-2)            0  3  0         THE LAWMEN           

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CALLISTO 4974 (5-2-0)                  2  3  0         NAUGHTY NYMPHS       
BARBARIAN 4783 (4-31-0)                1  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 22T  
MUFFIN MORON 4955 (0-0-0)              1  3  0         DORKMASTERS          
DROMMARE 5755 (17-13-2)                0  3  0         DREAMERS             
SOMNUS 5708 (15-22-1)                  0  3  0         DREAMERS             

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
METIS 4971 (10-4-0)                    3  3  0         NAUGHTY NYMPHS       

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRAYOLA 64-PACK 5839 (6-4-0)           2  3  0         HELL-MART            
SCREAMING PIXIE 5797 (5-2-0)           2  3  0         WANDERING MONSTERS   
FREAKY BARBER 5283 (7-7-2)             1  3  0         TEAM GNASTY          
AF BOX GNASTY 5417 (10-1-0)            0  3  0         TEAM GNASTY          
POT BELLY 5819 (2-7-1)                 0  3  0         SPIRITUAL GIFT       

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GNASTY EDGAR 5867 (3-3-1)              0  3  0         TEAM GNASTY          
LUNGING PIRATE 5795 (2-3-0)            0  3  0         WANDERING MONSTERS   
SNARLING GNOLL 5793 (3-1-0)            0  3  0         WANDERING MONSTERS   

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BASS REEVES 5901 (1-1-0)               0  3  0         THE LAWMEN           
DANCING ELF 5919 (1-3-0)               0  3  0         WANDERING MONSTERS   
DREB 3 5947 (2-1-0)                    0  3  0         THE LAWMEN           

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHAZ LAVINE 5895 (0-0-0)               2  3  0         MELANCHOLIC MAFIA