DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/16/2004    Duedate: 06/29/2004

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-492

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RIFT
SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
(12-3922) [20-13-1,160]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RIFT                           OWEN
SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)           ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
(12-3922) [20-13-1,160]        (12-5656) [5-0-1,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RIFT                           JUDGE PARKER
SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)           THE LAWMEN (148)
(12-3922) [20-13-1,160]        (12-5845) [7-8-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HIGH JINKS (584)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HIGH JINKS (584)            62
2. SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)        38      SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
3. DARKMOON (448)              24      Unchartered Team
4. SWEET MAGIC (267)           24
5. LUROCIANS IV (438)          23      ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 MASTER OF DOOM (512)      10   3  0 76.9   1/ 1 HIGH JINKS (584)         11  4 2
 2/ 3*ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)     6   2  1 75.0   2/ 7*DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)    9  5 2
 3/ 2*DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)     9   5  2 64.3   3/ 2 ARENA FELINES (177)       9  6 1
 4/ 4 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)     132  82  5 61.7   4/ 3 TEAM GNASTY (460)         8  6 0
 5- 5 HELL-MART (531)          132  84  2 61.1   5/ 6 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)     7  7 0
 6/ 6 THE CITY (570)            74  49  6 60.2   6/12 SWEET MAGIC (267)         7  8 0
 7/10 HIGH JINKS (584)          40  29  5 58.0   7/ 4 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)      6  2 0
 8/ 7 ARENA FELINES (177)      649 483 62 57.3   8/ 9 BLOODSUCKERS (416)        6  9 1
 9/ 8 THE LAWMEN (148)         475 357 29 57.1   9/ 8 THE LAWMEN (148)          5  5 0
10/ 0 LUROCIANS IV (438)       158 123  6 56.2  10/ 5 THE CITY (570)            5  5 0
11/11 DARKMOON (448)           154 154  7 50.0  11/10 DARKMOON (448)            4  5 0
12/13 TEAM GNASTY (460)         73  77  8 48.7  12/11*DRAGON RIDERS (588)       4 10 1
13/14 DREAMERS (142)           922 981 83 48.4  13/ 0 LUROCIANS IV (438)        3  1 0
14/15 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       324 351 30 48.0  14/20*ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)    3  1 0
15-16*THE NORTH (554)            4   5  0 44.4  15-14 HELL-MART (531)           3  1 0
16/17 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)    149 233  4 39.0  16/15 WANDERING MONSTERS (575)  3 10 0
17/19 WANDERING MONSTERS (575)  19  30  0 38.8  17/13 DREAMERS (142)            3 12 1
18/18 SWEET MAGIC (267)        328 525  9 38.5  18-16 MASTER OF DOOM (512)      2  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20*DRAGON RIDERS (588)        9  18  1 33.3  19-18*THE NORTH (554)           1  0 0
20/12*DRAKE'S GAMES (593)        1   2  0 33.3  20/19*DRAKE'S GAMES (593)       1  2 0
21/21 SUPERIOR FORCES 22 (506)  28  66  2 29.8  21/21 SUPERIOR FORCES 22 (506)  1  5 0
22/ 0*MELANCHOLIC MAFIA (585)    0   1  0  0.0  22/ 0*MELANCHOLIC MAFIA (585)   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[(> + -----:----- + <)] The Free Cities #79 [(> + -----:----- + <)]H[(>

Near Barikala:

     The pillar of light over Barikala was not an attack in any obvious way, but
Artemisia found no comfort in that.  It was probably magical.  No, it was definitely
magical.  No one had been able to explain it in the months, the years since the
Invasion, but they'd figured out that early on.  Well, what else could it be?  And
it, or something connected to it, was deadly dangerous, because no ship or single
visitor had returned from Barikala after the pillar first appeared.  Those ship
captains who normally used Zukal's port had long since worked out the limits of
safety in the waters around Barikala, and The Golden Moon was well outside that 
limit.  But...the zombies were something new on the chart.
     A man screamed behind her, along the ship's other rail, and she whirled.  There
was movement beyond the rail, black on near black, hard to make out.  Lanterns lit
the ship's deck but cast no significant light beyond it.  She could see one of her
sailors staggering toward the rail with some kind of dark cable wrapped around the
middle of his body, but not what lay beyond and pulled him.
     She didn't need to see.  She crossed to that side of the deck, her cutlass
whistling down on the cable.  The blade bit, but not deeply, the cable was more
rubbery than a normal rope.  It wasn't a rope, of course.  She saw with disgust
rather than fear that it was a tentacle, though what creature would have a tentacle
four inches thick at any point was not something she cared to think deeply about.
The Lady Protector hacked downward again.
     There were more cries.  Fear, loathing, terror.  More tentacles reaching up and
over the ship's side.  Tentacles on one side of the ship, zombies on the other.
Neither group of sailors could abandon their own task to aid the other.  Both
attacking forces were stronger than Artemisia had expected.  She began to wonder if
her crew and her ship would survive at all.

Niatoli Island:

     Lord Protector Ghenis walked along the waterfront of the island's only real town
and looked over the shipping on hand.  He wasn't sure what he was looking for, but he
figured he'd know it when he saw it.  Some people might have taken him for a tourist
and considered robbing him, or selling him the kind of trash that hustlers always
sold to strangers and rubes, but...not here.  This town had an arena, and they knew
that kind of walk, that assured and dangerous stance.  He could be a hick with hay
growing out his ears, but as long as he was a Lord Protector, no one would mistreat
him so.  At least, no one but another Lord Protector.  And since he wasn't such a
hick....  He smiled, a baring of his teeth that drove human rats out of his path.
     Ah.  There was a man on the street ahead of him, talking to a probably ship
captain.  A man who, like himself, was unmistakably a Lord Protector.  Tall, hard,
maybe not quite human, although Ghenis couldn't put his finger firmly on the
difference.  Something in the way he stood, maybe.  Not that it matter.  This looked
like a man he could work with.
     When the man turned away from the sailor, Ghenis was there, nodding his head in
a move as close to a bow as he ever got.  "I'm Ghenis, from Zukal," he said, and
raised a questioning eyebrow.
     The other frowned.  Odd, at this close distance, he seemed almost...scaled.
"Agro, Lapur," the man said shortly.
     Ghenis noted that the sailor was moving away, clearly dissociating himself from
the two gladiators.  "I have control of a ship," Ghenis said, "and I am minded to
make a raid on the invaders at Monuntial.  You look like a man who might be
interested in that."
     Agro's frown deepened, but he smiled, baring pointed, over-large teeth.  "I'm
interested," he agreed.

Rocanis:

     Lady Protector Eleven Blade, Leven to her friends, stood on Spirit Ridge and
stared southward.  What should have been rolling, increasingly arid grasslands to the
distant horizon was now a bank of...fog, maybe.  Dark, sharp as a wall at its base,
the top of it working like porridge boiling in a pot.  And no more than fifteen miles
away, probably less.  Ten.  "I've never seen anything like it," she admitted.
"Strange weather...if it is weather."
     "It's partly weather," her companion said slowly, "but not entirely."  He was a
Lord Protector from Morya, Ghost Dancer by name.  "I have been studying it for two
months now.  It began...I don't know where.  Somewhere in the far south.  It was a
hundred miles south of here when I first saw it."
     Leven glanced at the man sharply.  She didn't really know him, but there was
nothing in his face or manner that suggested he was lying.  "It's moved ninety miles
in two months?  At that rate, it could be on Rocanis within a week!"
     "Its speed is irregular," Ghost Dancer said.  "Some days it moved scarcely a
mile, other days it raced north like wildfire.  But yes, it could be on Rocanis...
any time."  He was silent for a moment, as though debating whether he should say
more.  With a faint shrug, he went on, "I have not been able to find an end to the
line of it and get around behind.  I have no idea what lies behind in the ground it
has already covered.  But I would not expect to find anything really GOOD where that
has passed."
     Obviously not, Leven agreed silently.  The unknown never seemed to be
benevolent.  It was probably a natural law.  "You couldn't get around an end," she
said.  "Did you try going straight through?"
     Ghost Dancer paled a little.  "Yes," he said very quietly.  "I survived, but I
didn't get very far into it.  Or I would never have come back, I think.  It was like
being caught in a whirlwind, in part.  But I was not the only thing in the grip of
the walking storm, and the others were....  Some of them were beasts, mad with terror
and striking blindly.  Others were," he hesitated, "things.  The sort of things a
priest of the Mytori might call out of the Darkness."
     "Do you believe it's a natural phenomenon?" Eleven Blade asked.
     "No."
     "Good.  If it's unnatural, it was made by men.  Or something like men, anyway.
And what men can make, they can undo.  Let's find out how, and then...undo."

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 493): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 491): JOSTLING JAGUAR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 487): THE GOVERNATOR of POLITICALY INCORRECT (The Dark One)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 488): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 486): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 485): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 242): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 477): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 240): VILI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 473): STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 471): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 464): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 428): 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 352): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 332): TRENT LOTT of DEATH BY STUPIDITY (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 147): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 378): HEL of ARCTIC GUARDS from DWES EG (Yukon Cornelius)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 493): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 491): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 487): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 488): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 486): THE HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 485): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 242): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 477): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 240): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 473): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 471): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 464): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 428): HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, 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 352): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 332): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 147): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 378): BLADES OF GRASS (Lord Andarus, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 491): JOSTLING JAGUAR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           TILLOUISA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
               (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  17 ALJAFIR (turn 485): TORLYN UNA of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 242): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 240): LAPHROAIG of SINGLE MALTS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               TIGBASA of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
                               SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               STIGMA OF STUPID of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 428): PENICILLEN of MEDS (Berylstar, 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  73 ERINIKA (turn 146): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of RIZTAB!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too 
little dodging gave THE CITY a 1-1-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Ya gotta be 
quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  
SWEET MAGIC is now ranked 6th with a 3-2-0 turn.  Some people say I ramble too much, 
I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well POWERPUFF GIRLS 
moved up 1, to 5th.  What's with FAST TRACK?  He actually beat THE CITY's CHAINSAW 
VIGILANTE, and walked away with 25 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at 
SUPERIOR FORCES 22T.  G.I.I.L. lost 13 points to TILLOUISA.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe G.I.I.L. will provide more easy wins...  See how the Duelmaster Dark 
Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's ARENAMASTER RILLION?  That sort of initiative is how he 
got where he is now.  The crowds were amazed this turn, as ARENAMASTER RILLION killed 
the Duelmaster, JOSTLING JAGUAR, leaving ARENA FELINES in mourning.  So now RIFT gets 
to be RIZTAB's Duelmaster.  But what comes around goes around.  I suppose you want to 
hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was BLOODSUCKERS.  In my day, no team with a 323-347-30 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, DARKMOON?  What do people see in WAX HOSTILE?  Its 8-6-1?  HIGH JINKS 
ain't talkin', but it's got 58 points.  Maybe ARENA FELINES' CROUCHING TIGER is one 
of those guys who likes pain, or something.  That's what he'll get next week, after 
challenging up 46 to RIFT.  As I expected, RIFT won CROUCHING TIGER.  Not to start 
anything, but, CROUCHING TIGER, now that you've faced him and seen his style, you 
might try it again!  BARBARIAN didn't quite know what to make of a challenge he 
received from CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES, who is 22 points below him.  CAT TAGIOUS 
perhaps got its just desserts, seeing as it defeated BARBARIAN and ended up with 81 
recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIFT 3922                    20  13  1   160       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AISLE GET YOU! 5100          20  14  2   110       HELL-MART (531)
 BAT MANUAL 5660              12  12  1   103       THE CITY (570)
 BATAAKAPPU 5698              20  19  1   100       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
-97 ITEM EXPRESS 5153         23  13  0    99       HELL-MART (531)
 CROUCHING TIGER 5899          8   5  0    92       ARENA FELINES (177)
 BRIARTHORN 5671              10   6  0    91       DARKMOON (448)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-XXL STRETCH PANTS 5634       15   9  0    90       HELL-MART (531)
 G.I.I.L. 5155                15  15  0    86       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 JUDGE PARKER 5845             7   8  0    83       THE LAWMEN (148)
 BARBARIAN 4783                4  34  0    82       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 CAT TAGIOUS 5900              9   4  3    81       ARENA FELINES (177)
-SAURON 4847                   9   1  0    78       MASTER OF DOOM (512)
 BLOOD BUD 5774               16   9  0    74       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 AF BOX GNASTY 5417           13   3  0    74       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 SISONGOEN 5168                9  17  1    71       LUROCIANS IV (438)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCREAMING PIXIE 5797          8   4  0    63       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
-GRAYOLA 64-PACK 5839          6   4  0    63       HELL-MART (531)
 FAST TRACK 5820               7   5  0    62       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 CHAINSAW VIGILANTE 5775      12   7  2    61       THE CITY (570)
 BADGER 5940                   6   3  1    60       HIGH JINKS (584)
 OWEN 5656                     5   0  1    60       ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
 DASTARDLY DAN 5887           10   4  1    58       HIGH JINKS (584)
 WAX HOSTILE 5888              8   6  1    58       HIGH JINKS (584)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STANK SHANK 5863              8   6  0    56       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 DIRTY SANCHEZ 5725            8   4  0    50       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 TOM SMITH 5876                5   5  0    50       THE LAWMEN (148)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWIGGY 5912                   5   5  0    46       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 FREAKY BARBER 5283            8  10  2    44       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 RIPSAW MCGRAW 5588            7   2  0    44       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 STEADY EDDIE 5785            10  13  0    43       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 KUNG PAO 5753                 3   1  1    38       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 GNASTY EDGAR 5867             6   4  1    37       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 TWANGY TONYA 5959             6   1  1    36       HIGH JINKS (584)
 NOREEN 5783                   4  24  0    36       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-ALEX SCHIMMELFENNIG 5748      4   4  0    34       THE NORTH (554)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMSTER GIRL 5911             6   4  0    33       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
-WILSIE 5415                   4   1  0    33       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 PITCHPIPE PETE 5977           2   1  0    33       HIGH JINKS (584)
 SNARLING GNOLL 5793           5   4  0    31       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
 SHORT TERM 2 5787             2   0  0    30       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 DREB 3 5947                   3   3  0    29       THE LAWMEN (148)
 IVY 5972                      3   0  1    28       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 AGLIBOL 5848                  2   2  0    24       DARKMOON (448)
 DANCING ELF 5919              2   7  0    24       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELINE GRIN 5956              5   2  0    23       ARENA FELINES (177)
 LUNG ROCKET 5967              3   1  0    22       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 CAT SCAN 5976                 2   1  0    22       ARENA FELINES (177)
 CHRISTINE 5974                2   1  0    22       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 BASS REEVES 5901              3   2  0    21       THE LAWMEN (148)
 SADIE 5970                    3   0  0    20       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 SHEARER 5791                  1   1  0    19       ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
 SUGAR JANE 5948               4   4  0    16       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 LILLIANA 5930                 3   3  1    16       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 KAMEANANANAMOE 5963           1   4  0    15       DREAMERS (142)
-LOST GERBIL 5686              2   2  0    14       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 PLATO 6003                    1   0  0    14       DREAMERS (142)
 TURD FERGUSON 5979            2   1  0    12       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 KIM 5986                      1   1  0    12       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
-MORGOTH 4850                  1   2  0    11       MASTER OF DOOM (512)
-NON-FACTOR 5519               1   0  0    11       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 KRUSK 5931                    2   4  0    10       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 RESSER 5933                   2   4  0    10       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 SLAPAHO 5978                  1   2  1    10       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 AUTUMN LEAVES 5975            2   2  0     9       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ALOURIN 5987                  2   0  0     9       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 PHEONIX 5964                  2   2  0     8       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 CHAZ LAVINE 5895              0   1  0     7       MELANCHOLIC MAFIA (585)
 ANGEL 5971                    1   2  1     6       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
-CREEPY GREETER 5960           1   1  0     6       HELL-MART (531)
 DAVE COOK 5999                1   0  0     5       THE LAWMEN (148)
 TRAVAILLER 5980               1   1  0     4       DRAKE'S GAMES (593)
 MENACING TROLL 5966           0   4  0     4       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
 ICE 5973                      0   2  0     2       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 ARISTOTLE 6002                0   1  0     1       DREAMERS (142)
 DESCARTES 6004                0   1  0     1       DREAMERS (142)
 SOCRATES 6001                 0   1  0     1       DREAMERS (142)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WILLIE THE RAT 477     0  1 0   1                   LILLIANA 5930         492 NONE    
JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770  18 13 1 ARENA FELINES 177     ARENAMASTER RILLI 496 492 NONE    
CAT MAN DON'T 5893     5  5 0 ARENA FELINES 177     SILENE 5637           489         
SLOVEN SCOUNDREL 5993  0  1 0 DARKMOON 448          ARENAMASTER RILLI 496 492 NONE    
VALTOR 5929            0  2 0 DRAGON RIDERS 588     TWANGY TONYA 5959     488 NOT REVE

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE SUCCUBUS 5969      0  2 0 DRAGON RIDERS 588     IVY 5972              491         
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 NOT REVE
LITTLE EM 5961         1  3 0 SWEET MAGIC 267       ANGEL 5971            490         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Draco Magnus, mgr. of Dragon Riders -- That's a mighty kind offer, seeing as how
multiple multiple-minute bloodfeud fights seem to have seized the blood-lusting
portions of some of my other fighters' brains.  We target non-vitals (well, this time
out <grin>) but holy skamolies, Twangy's involved battles with your warriors, cycle
after cycle, got the old juices flowing and death came a stalkin.  Dan I can
understand, he's a mean mutha...but Wax?  He's such a quiet little guy.  Articulate
even.  Oh well, I've a feeling any bloodfeuding you forego will be more than made up
for by our fellow managers. -- Jondeaux, mgr. of High Jinks

Dreb 3 -- I don't even know what ONE dreb is.  So, um, what does your name mean, hmm?
-- Noreen

Bat Manual -- Well done, sir. -- Tillouisa
P.S.  Somehow, I don't think that using my "favorite weapon," just now discovered to
be the SHORTSWORD would have helped.  I loathe shortswords.

Fast Track -- If that's a gift, I'll pass.  I like it slow and easy, myself. -- Sugar
Jane

Sadie -- Short for a Shew, aren't you?  After all, I'm only a quarter Shew, and I'm
seven inches taller than you are! -- Autumn Leaves

Kim -- Oooo, not really FUN, is it?  Maybe we should go out together and drown our
sorrows in an orange juice.  (Beer is so aging, and wine and distilled liquors are
WORSE.) -- Alourin

Yo yo yo Rizdogs!  This is Drynn of Drynn's Pretties in the hizzy!  I'm looking for
this punk manager goes by the name of Dungeonmustard.  You Dijonmaster, why you keep
avoiding?  What kind of person runs from hotties? -- Drynn of Drynn's Pretties

To the Manager of the Late Little Em -- My girls just like to kill.  It's nothing
personal.  I encourage a bloodfeud so they get a chance to kill some more. -- Drynn
of Drynn's Pretties

To the Manager of the Late Succubus -- Dang, my mouth gets dry from having to keep on
saying this.  My girls just like to kill.  It's really nothing personal.  I encourage
a bloodfeud so they get a chance to kill some more. -- Drynn of Drynn's Pretties

Twiggy -- That was a great fight!  I really had some fun! -- Gnasty Edgar

Stank Shank -- I don't expect to be doin' that again any time soon.  Have fun with
those skills...*grumble grumble* -- Dirty Sanchez

Crouching Tiger -- That puts us at 50/50.  No more mega skills for you.  There will
be a next time so be watchful of the hidden dragon, or maybe it was the Mayo to look
out for. -- AF Box Gnasty

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JOSTLING JAGUAR was butchered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SLOVEN SCOUNDREL was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute battle.
TOM SMITH was subdued by DASTARDLY DAN in a action packed 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
HAMSTER GIRL was devastated by WAX HOSTILE in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
KRUSK was demolished by IVY in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
CROUCHING TIGER was overpowered by RIFT in a 1 minute Challenge Title struggle.
BRIARTHORN overcame JUDGE PARKER in a action packed 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
CAT TAGIOUS vanquished BARBARIAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
TWIGGY overpowered NOREEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
GNASTY EDGAR was overpowered by BADGER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BASS REEVES slimly lost to TWANGY TONYA in a popular 4 minute brutal Challenge bout.
DREB 3 demolished SUGAR JANE in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge competition.
CAT SCAN subdued SLAPAHO in a popular 1 minute amateur's Challenge match.
PITCHPIPE PETE handily defeated FELINE GRIN in a 4 minute Challenge conflict.
TRAVAILLER was overpowered by DANCING ELF in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
KIM handily defeated MENACING TROLL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
G.I.I.L. was devastated by TILLOUISA in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
BATAAKAPPU savagely defeated AF BOX GNASTY in a exciting 1 minute veteran's match.
BLOOD BUD was overpowered by BAT MANUAL in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
STANK SHANK was beaten by SISONGOEN in a action packed 1 minute fight.
SCREAMING PIXIE subdued KUNG PAO in a action packed 2 minute bout.
CHAINSAW VIGILANTE was vanquished by FAST TRACK in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
DIRTY SANCHEZ defeated SNARLING GNOLL in a 2 minute match.
STEADY EDDIE was outlasted by RIPSAW MCGRAW in a dull 21 minute fight.
OWEN overpowered FREAKY BARBER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LILLIANA slew WILLIE THE RAT in a 1 minute bout.
AGLIBOL was luckily beaten by SHORT TERM 2 in a 2 minute brutal melee.
RESSER lost to SHEARER in a 3 minute fray.
KAMEANANANAMOE was beaten by CHRISTINE in a exciting 1 minute fray.
LUNG ROCKET overcame ANGEL in a 1 minute gory novice's duel.
SADIE savagely defeated CHAZ LAVINE in a popular 1 minute brutal beginner's duel.
ICE was narrowly defeated by ALOURIN in a 2 minute brutal novice's fight.
AUTUMN LEAVES beat DESCARTES in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
PHEONIX was savagely defeated by PLATO in a 4 minute gory beginner's contest.
TURD FERGUSON bested ARISTOTLE in a 2 minute novice's battle.
DAVE COOK bested SOCRATES in a 1 minute beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  18         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  11 -  1      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  20 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  17 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         LUNGING ATTACK   101 -  91 -  7      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  16 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  31 -  4      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    44 -  60 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         AIMED BLOW        15 -  25 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  13 -  0      32  |

Turn 492 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  7         1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  9     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RIFT 3922                  20  13  1  160 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   BATAAKAPPU 5698            20  19  1  100 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
WALL OF STEEL    BRIARTHORN 5671            10   6  0   91 DARKMOON (448)
STRIKING ATTACK  CAT TAGIOUS 5900            9   4  3   81 ARENA FELINES (177)
SLASHING ATTACK  BADGER 5940                 6   3  1   60 HIGH JINKS (584)
PARRY-STRIKE     DASTARDLY DAN 5887         10   4  1   58 HIGH JINKS (584)
TOTAL PARRY      RIPSAW MCGRAW 5588          7   2  0   44 LUROCIANS IV (438)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RIFT 3922.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
JUDGE PARKER 5845.  The ten other most popular fighters were TWANGY TONYA 5959, 
SCREAMING PIXIE 5797, PITCHPIPE PETE 5977, KUNG PAO 5753, AGLIBOL 5848, IVY 5972, 
RIFT 3922, BATAAKAPPU 5698, DIRTY SANCHEZ 5725, and SHORT TERM 2 5787.

The least popular fighter this week was RIPSAW MCGRAW 5588.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STEADY EDDIE 5785, RESSER 5933, PLATO 6003, CHAZ LAVINE 5895, 
ANGEL 5971, LILLIANA 5930, FREAKY BARBER 5283, SNARLING GNOLL 5793, CHAINSAW 
VIGILANTE 5775, and G.I.I.L. 5155.

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

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