DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/14/2004    Duedate: 07/27/2004

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-494

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BRIARTHORN
DARKMOON (448)
(12-5671) [11-7-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BRIARTHORN                     IVY
DARKMOON (448)                 DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
(12-5671) [11-7-1,103]         (12-5972) [3-2-1,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BATAAKAPPU                     TWANGY TONYA
POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)          HIGH JINKS (584)
(12-5698) [21-20-1,96]         (12-5959) [7-2-1,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FOREIGN ACCENTS (595)       59
2. SWEET MAGIC (267)           41      SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
3. SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)        25      Unchartered Team
4. POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)       23
5. WANDERING MONSTERS (575)    15      ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)     8   4  1 66.7   1/ 1 HIGH JINKS (584)         10  5 0
 2/ 3 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)     136  82  5 62.4   2/ 3 THE LAWMEN (148)         10  5 0
 3/ 0*FOREIGN ACCENTS (595)      3   2  0 60.0   3/ 2 ARENA FELINES (177)       8  7 1
 4/ 4 THE CITY (570)            76  51  6 59.8   4/ 8 SWEET MAGIC (267)         7  7 0
 5/ 7 THE LAWMEN (148)         483 359 29 57.4   5/ 4 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)      6  0 0
 6/ 6 ARENA FELINES (177)      655 487 63 57.4   6/15 WANDERING MONSTERS (575)  6  6 0
 7/ 5 HIGH JINKS (584)          45  34  5 57.0   7/ 6 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)     6  7 0
 8- 8 LUROCIANS IV (438)       158 123  6 56.2   8/ 9 DREAMERS (142)            5 10 0
 9/ 9 DARKMOON (448)           156 158  8 49.7   9/ 5*ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)    4  2 0
10/11 DREAMERS (142)           926 987 83 48.4  10/ 7*DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)    4 11 0
11/10 TEAM GNASTY (460)         74  79  8 48.4  11-13 LUROCIANS IV (438)        3  1 0
12-12 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       326 354 30 47.9  12/ 0*FOREIGN ACCENTS (595)     3  2 0
13/13*DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)    10  14  2 41.7  13/11 THE CITY (570)            3  3 0
14/16 WANDERING MONSTERS (575)  23  34  0 40.4  14/12 TEAM GNASTY (460)         3  5 0
15/14 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)    152 239  4 38.9  15/14 DARKMOON (448)            3  6 1
16/15 SWEET MAGIC (267)        332 530  9 38.5  16-10 BLOODSUCKERS (416)        3  7 0
17-17*DRAGON RIDERS (588)        9  18  1 33.3  17-16*DRAGON RIDERS (588)       1  3 1
18-18*DRAKE'S GAMES (593)        1   2  0 33.3  18-19 SUPERIOR FORCES 22 (506)  0  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19 SUPERIOR FORCES 22 (506)  28  66  2 29.8  19-20*MELANCHOLIC MAFIA (585)   0  1 0
20-20*MELANCHOLIC MAFIA (585)    0   1  0  0.0  20-18*DRAKE'S GAMES (593)       0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 495): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 489): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 475): STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 473): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 466): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 354): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 334): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 495): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 489): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): LUST MUPPETS (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): THE HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 475): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 473): FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 466): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 354): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 334): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 242): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
                   (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 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
                             PREDNIZONE of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                 (turn 428): PENICILLEN of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly RIZTAB games.  Fortune did not smile upon BLOODSUCKERS 
this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 16th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week WANDERING MONSTERS went 3-1-0 to move up 9 in the rankings.  My praise to 
SWEET MAGIC for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought 
round deserving of notice!  DIRTY LINENS caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested CAT SCRATCH FEVER and was awarded 17 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SUGAR JANE put down PLATO, 
causing him to lose 11 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the 
fights this week, the spotlight was on CROUCHING TIGER as he bore arms against the 
challenge of reigning Duelmaster RIFT.  Although CROUCHING TIGER made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious RIFT.  Informants 
"close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on 
beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  RIZTAB, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is HIGH JINKS, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding HIGH JINKS.  Indeed it was POWERPUFF 
GIRLS.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge 
that many fighters are after SNARLING GNOLL.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a 
few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that ANGEL posted a challenge against 
the more highly recognized SNARLING GNOLL.  The results, you ask?  Well, the 
firebrand ANGEL was beat by SNARLING GNOLL.  Remember warriors, this is the 
discipline of steel.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of BRIARTHORN who 
this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 12 points below in the rankings.  I 
thought BRIARTHORN showed great skill and promise when he killed OWEN.  All right, so 
I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  My condolences to ENGLISH FOOTBALL for their loss 
of a very promising warrior, OWEN.  OWEN went to doom before the arms of BRIARTHORN, 
a warrior of DARKMOON.  My hearty congratulations FAST TRACK, for thy revenge upon 
CAT TAGIOUS, slayer of thy fallen comrade.  Next time it will know better, eh?  Dark 
alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the 
brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in RIZTAB.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, 
and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRIARTHORN 5671              11   7  1   103       DARKMOON (448)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BATAAKAPPU 5698              21  20  1    96       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 BADGER 5940                   8   3  1    96       HIGH JINKS (584)
 WAX HOSTILE 5888             10   6  1    92       HIGH JINKS (584)
 CROUCHING TIGER 5899          9   6  0    92       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-G.I.I.L. 5155                15  15  0    86       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 JUDGE PARKER 5845             8   9  0    86       THE LAWMEN (148)
-BARBARIAN 4783                4  34  0    82       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 FAST TRACK 5820               9   5  0    81       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 CHAINSAW VIGILANTE 5775      14   7  2    74       THE CITY (570)
-AF BOX GNASTY 5417           13   3  0    74       TEAM GNASTY (460)
-BLOOD BUD 5774               16  10  0    73       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 BAT MANUAL 5660              12  14  1    73       THE CITY (570)
-SISONGOEN 5168                9  17  1    71       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 TOM SMITH 5876                7   5  0    71       THE LAWMEN (148)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCREAMING PIXIE 5797          9   5  0    59       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
 CAT TAGIOUS 5900              9   6  3    58       ARENA FELINES (177)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STANK SHANK 5863              8   7  0    54       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 TWIGGY 5912                   6   6  0    50       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 DREB 3 5947                   5   3  0    49       THE LAWMEN (148)
 GNASTY EDGAR 5867             7   4  1    48       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 DASTARDLY DAN 5887           10   6  1    46       HIGH JINKS (584)
 DIRTY SANCHEZ 5725            8   5  0    46       TEAM GNASTY (460)
-FREAKY BARBER 5283            8  10  2    44       TEAM GNASTY (460)
-RIPSAW MCGRAW 5588            7   2  0    44       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 FELINE GRIN 5956              7   2  0    42       ARENA FELINES (177)
 CAT SCAN 5976                 4   1  1    39       ARENA FELINES (177)
 BASS REEVES 5901              5   2  0    38       THE LAWMEN (148)
 NOREEN 5783                   4  26  0    38       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-KUNG PAO 5753                 3   1  1    38       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 HAMSTER GIRL 5911             7   5  0    37       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 SNARLING GNOLL 5793           6   5  0    35       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WILSIE 5415                   4   1  0    33       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 TWANGY TONYA 5959             7   2  1    32       HIGH JINKS (584)
 SUGAR JANE 5948               5   5  0    30       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 AGLIBOL 5848                  3   3  0    30       DARKMOON (448)
-SHORT TERM 2 5787             2   0  0    30       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 DANCING ELF 5919              3   8  0    27       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
-SHEARER 5791                  2   1  0    27       ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
 DESCARTES 6004                2   1  0    27       DREAMERS (142)
-LUNG ROCKET 5967              4   1  0    26       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 IVY 5972                      3   2  1    26       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHRISTINE 5974                3   2  0    21       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
-SLAPAHO 5978                  2   2  1    21       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 KAMEANANANAMOE 5963           2   5  0    20       DREAMERS (142)
 AUTUMN LEAVES 5975            3   3  0    18       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 KIM 5986                      1   3  0    17       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 DIRTY LINENS 6011             1   0  0    17       FOREIGN ACCENTS (595)
-LILLIANA 5930                 3   3  1    16       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
-LOST GERBIL 5686              2   2  0    14       LUROCIANS IV (438)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TILLERITA 6007                1   0  0    13       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ALOURIN 5987                  3   1  0    12       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SADIE 5970                    3   2  0    11       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 AHBIG ROACH 6014              1   0  0    11       FOREIGN ACCENTS (595)
-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)
 SNOZZ WANGERS 6012            1   0  0    10       FOREIGN ACCENTS (595)
 TURD FERGUSON 5979            2   2  0     8       TEAM GNASTY (460)
-PHEONIX 5964                  2   2  0     8       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 DAVE COOK 5999                2   1  0     8       THE LAWMEN (148)
 ANGEL 5971                    1   4  1     8       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 MENACING TROLL 5966           1   5  0     8       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
 PLATO 6003                    2   1  0     7       DREAMERS (142)
-CHAZ LAVINE 5895              0   1  0     7       MELANCHOLIC MAFIA (585)
 CAT SCRATCH FEVER 6006        1   1  0     4       ARENA FELINES (177)
-TRAVAILLER 5980               1   1  0     4       DRAKE'S GAMES (593)
 ARISTOTLE 6002                0   3  0     3       DREAMERS (142)
 SOCRATES 6001                 0   3  0     3       DREAMERS (142)
 SHELLI 6009                   0   1  0     1       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 BULLET 5998                   0   1  0     1       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BRIGGA 5877            0  1 0 DARKMOON 448          STONE GOLEM MARK  499 494 NONE    
THE SUCCUBUS 5969      0  2 0 DRAGON RIDERS 588     IVY 5972              491         
BECKHAM 3540           0  1 0 ENGLISH FOOTBALL 400  DARK STRANGER 498     494 NONE    
OWEN 5656              6  1 1 ENGLISH FOOTBALL 400  BRIARTHORN 5671       494         
I'M DYING 6010         0  1 0 FOREIGN ACCENTS 595   ARENAMASTER RILLI 496 494 NONE    
ME TOO! 6013           0  1 0 FOREIGN ACCENTS 595   STONE GOLEM MARK  499 494 NONE    
PITCHPIPE PETE 5977    2  3 0 HIGH JINKS 584        CAT SCAN 5976         494         
BILL TILGHMAN 5854     4  5 0 THE LAWMEN 148        DASTARDLY DAN 5887    491 JUST REV
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 JUST REV
LITTLE EM 5961         1  3 0 SWEET MAGIC 267       ANGEL 5971            490 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tom Smith -- Using a mite more grease in your greaser, I see.  Hope the newbies were
takin notes as change can be a good thing an I'm hankering for some strategizin.
Mixin em up, don't you know. -- Dan

Bass Reeves -- A set-back, not to worry, although I really thought I could take you.
Peer's not -- Pitchpipe Pete

Cat Tagious -- Don't mind me.  Protectin Wax's flank.  Industrial sized cover for the
little industrialist. -- Badger

Bataakappu -- Rarified air.  S'pose, while I'm here a bit of advantage-taking
wouldn't be wholly amiss. -- Wax Hostile

Ivy -- Accursed?!?  I kinda like the stupid thing.  It's got "Twang-a-bility." --
Twangy Tonya

Hamster Girl -- I can't stand all those scrabbling little toes.  They give me the
shudders. -- Noreen, not a mouse-lover

Dave Cook -- But I didn't DO it!  I'm INNOCENT! -- Alourin

Lung Rocket -- A peculiar and off-putting name. -- Sugar Jane

Plato -- (sternly)  In an ideal world, you would not hit me on the head for simply
doing my job. -- Autumn Leaves

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

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BRIGGA was butchered by STONE GOLEM MARK II in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
I'M DYING was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BECKHAM was killed by DARK STRANGER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ME TOO! was dispatched by STONE GOLEM MARK II in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
FAST TRACK devastated CAT TAGIOUS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
TOM SMITH viciously subdued DASTARDLY DAN in a action packed 3 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
KIM was devastated by WAX HOSTILE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
RIFT handily defeated CROUCHING TIGER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BRIARTHORN dispatched OWEN in a 2 minute Challenge Title duel.
BADGER viciously subdued JUDGE PARKER in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
TWIGGY vanquished NOREEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
AGLIBOL was overpowered by SCREAMING PIXIE in a 2 minute uneven Challenge match.
CAT SCAN executed PITCHPIPE PETE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
FELINE GRIN outwaited TWANGY TONYA in a crowd pleasing 7 minute Challenge conflict.
SADIE was demolished by DANCING ELF in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ANGEL was savagely defeated by SNARLING GNOLL in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
DAVE COOK was defeated by CHRISTINE in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge struggle.
BATAAKAPPU handily defeated BAT MANUAL in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CHAINSAW VIGILANTE devastated DIRTY SANCHEZ in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
GNASTY EDGAR beat HAMSTER GIRL in a 1 minute match.
DREB 3 overpowered FRED THE UNREADY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
IVY was savagely defeated by BASS REEVES in a 4 minute amateur vs. master conflict.
MENACING TROLL was defeated by KAMEANANANAMOE in a 1 minute brutal duel.
SUGAR JANE overpowered PLATO in a 2 minute uneven fray.
AUTUMN LEAVES slimly won victory over TURD FERGUSON in a 3 minute gory contest.
ALOURIN luckily beat ARISTOTLE in a action packed 1 minute brutal novice's fight.
SOCRATES was overpowered by AHBIG ROACH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DESCARTES overpowered SHELLI in a 1 minute brutal uneven match.
CAT SCRATCH FEVER was vanquished by DIRTY LINENS in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
TILLERITA handily defeated SIBATA THE THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SNOZZ WANGERS vanquished BULLET in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  15 -  2      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  20 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    96 -  88 -  6      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  33 -  4      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  18 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  19 -  2      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    40 -  53 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        14 -  27 -  1      34  |

Turn 494 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BRIARTHORN 5671            11   7  1  103 DARKMOON (448)
BASHING ATTACK   BATAAKAPPU 5698            21  20  1   96 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
SLASHING ATTACK  BADGER 5940                 8   3  1   96 HIGH JINKS (584)
LUNGING ATTACK   CROUCHING TIGER 5899        9   6  0   92 ARENA FELINES (177)
STRIKING ATTACK  FAST TRACK 5820             9   5  0   81 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
PARRY-STRIKE     DASTARDLY DAN 5887         10   6  1   46 HIGH JINKS (584)
TOTAL PARRY      FELINE GRIN 5956            7   2  0   42 ARENA FELINES (177)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BATAAKAPPU 5698.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TWANGY TONYA 5959.  The ten other most popular fighters were TOM SMITH 5876, OWEN 
5656, BADGER 5940, BASS REEVES 5901, ME TOO! 6013, CHRISTINE 5974, IVY 5972, AUTUMN 
LEAVES 5975, FAST TRACK 5820, and SNARLING GNOLL 5793.

The least popular fighter this week was CAT SCRATCH FEVER 6006.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SOCRATES 6001, PLATO 6003, MENACING TROLL 5966, DIRTY SANCHEZ 
5725, BAT MANUAL 5660, DAVE COOK 5999, SADIE 5970, FELINE GRIN 5956, PITCHPIPE PETE 
5977, and NOREEN 5783.

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

RIFT (12-3922) SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)