DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/09/2005    Duedate: 02/22/2005

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-509

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CAT TAGIOUS
ARENA FELINES (177)
(12-5900) [17-13-3,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOM SMITH                      MARIGOLD
THE LAWMEN (148)               THE ARCHIVES (601)
(12-5876) [12-8-0,109]         (12-6087) [3-1-1,75]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STANK SHANK                    MARIGOLD
BLOODSUCKERS (416)             THE ARCHIVES (601)
(12-5863) [16-11-0,72]         (12-6087) [3-1-1,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DREAMERS (142)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (177)         52
2. HOUNDS OF HELL (596)        50      THE LAWMEN (148)
3. BLOODSUCKERS (416)          35      Unchartered Team
4. DREAMERS (142)              17
5. TEAM GNASTY (460)           15      ERRATA (604)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*INCUBUS (594)              4   0  0  100   1/ 1 DREAMERS (142)            9  5 0
 2/ 2 THE LAWMEN (148)         514 381 30 57.4   2/ 2 THE LAWMEN (148)          8  5 1
 3/ 3 ARENA FELINES (177)      683 510 63 57.3   3/ 3 HIGH JINKS (584)          7  8 0
 4/ 5 DARKMOON (448)           171 161  8 51.5   4/ 9 BLOODSUCKERS (416)        6  4 0
 5/ 0 TEAM GNASTY (460)         85  84  8 50.3   5/ 8 HOUNDS OF HELL (596)      6  4 0
 6/ 7*ERRATA (604)               3   3  0 50.0   6/ 6 DOOM LEGION (597)         6  8 0
 7/ 6 DOOM LEGION (597)         54  55  4 49.5   7/ 5 ARENA FELINES (177)       4  5 0
 8/ 8 DREAMERS (142)           967 %1016 84 48.8   8/14*ERRATA (604)              3  3 0
 9/ 9 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       358 384 31 48.2   9/11 SWEET MAGIC (267)         3 12 0
10/10 HIGH JINKS (584)          73  81  6 47.4  10/ 0 TEAM GNASTY (460)         2  0 0
11/12*THE ARCHIVES (601)         6   7  1 46.2  11/ 4 DARKMOON (448)            2  1 0
12/15 HOUNDS OF HELL (596)      19  30  2 38.8  12/15*THE ARCHIVES (601)        2  1 0
13/13 DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)    37  59  6 38.5  13/10 DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)    2 10 1
14/14 SWEET MAGIC (267)        354 583  9 37.8  14-12*INCUBUS (594)             1  0 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 508): CAT TASTROPHIE of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 508): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 502): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 504): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 502): DARON EL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 501): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 493): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 248): DROKK of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 490): TRADEMARK of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 488): CLINCH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 481): BARRISTER of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 444): DISMAY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP(turn 220): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 207): NO-PAIN-4U of EXTREMISTS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 369): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 348): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 394): HERMES of MYTHICAL from DELARQ TOR (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 508): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 508): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 502): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 504): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 502): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 501): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): LADZ OF LUGBURZ (Bum, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 493): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 248): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 490): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 488): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 481): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 444): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP(turn 220): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 207): SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 369): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 348): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 394): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 508): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                           JUDGE PARKER of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 501): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
                          RAY D AYTOR of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LUCIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 490): TRADEMARK of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
              (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 481): RED FERN of VOLUNTEER FLOWERS (Inferno, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP(turn 220): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  A stormcloud is brewing over the DARKMOON 
guildhouse.  Rumor says any more weeks like this ones 0-1-0 may send the team to the 
Dark Arena.  Coming up with a solid 1-1-0 outing, ERRATA has advanced 6 places in the 
rankings.  Advancing in the rankings was HOUNDS OF HELL who went from last turn's 
15-30-2, to this week's record of 19-30-2.  Hey everybody, watch out for MEOW MIX, 
who flew up 21 points in the rankings after mashing BOGGY BECKY like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this beast.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was MARX, who 
dropped 15 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with SCOOBY DOOM.  
The most challenged warrior this week was AGLIBOL.  If this keeps up, our 
Duelmaster's going to need more avoids!  It's a proud day for the ARENA FELINES 
stable, as their warrior, CAT TAGIOUS, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  An apple a 
day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the RIZTAB arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad ERRATA?  Big bad ERRATA.  Big bad ERRATA. 
RIZTAB's afraid of the big bad ERRATA.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys like to boo 
me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause HOUNDS OF HELL beats feet every time ERRATA 
smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  JUDGE PARKER defied all odds and slew BUKKA 
THE TROLL in the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as BUKKA 
THE TROLL's meat is notoriously tough.  Big deal, so RAGNAROK got mashed in the Dark 
Arena.  With his face he was more at home with the trolls than with us. (Waka waka).  
This week 5-11-1 SHELLI was sent to the Dark Arena.  I know a lot of fighters with 
similar records who might take notice of this.  Here's some advice:  warriors with 
little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in RIZTAB have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat 
it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT TAGIOUS 5900             17  13  3   108       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM SMITH 5876               12   8  0   109       THE LAWMEN (148)
 DASTARDLY DAN 5887           18  13  1   100       HIGH JINKS (584)
 PLATO 6003                   16   2  0    97       DREAMERS (142)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AF BOX GNASTY 5417           14   4  0    89       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 DREB 3 5947                  11   8  0    89       THE LAWMEN (148)
 CAT SCAN 5976                 8   6  1    89       ARENA FELINES (177)
 BADGER 5940                  14  12  1    87       HIGH JINKS (584)
 BROPHY 6031                  13  10  0    77       DOOM LEGION (597)
 MARIGOLD 6087                 3   1  1    75       THE ARCHIVES (601)
 STANK SHANK 5863             16  11  0    72       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-FREAKY BARBER 5283           11  10  2    69       TEAM GNASTY (460)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOCRATES 6001                 8  10  0    66       DREAMERS (142)
 SADIE 5970                   12   8  1    63       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POISON SUMAC 6032             9  14  1    62       DOOM LEGION (597)
 GRATCH 6030                  12   8  1    61       DOOM LEGION (597)
-MEGALOMANIAC 5989             4   0  0    61       INCUBUS (594)
 TURD FERGUSON 5979            6   2  0    57       TEAM GNASTY (460)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELINE GRIN 5956             12   6  0    55       ARENA FELINES (177)
 BASS REEVES 5901             11   8  0    51       THE LAWMEN (148)
 DIRTY SANCHEZ 5725           10   7  0    51       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 THUNDER CAT 6048              5   2  0    51       ARENA FELINES (177)
 NIETZSCHE 6039                5   6  0    46       DREAMERS (142)
 SUGAR JANE 5948               9  16  0    43       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-DAVE COOK 5999                8   5  0    43       THE LAWMEN (148)
-GNASTY EDGAR 5867             8   6  1    42       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 KANT 6038                     7   5  1    42       DREAMERS (142)
 STINK EYE 6065                6   2  0    42       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 AUTUMN LEAVES 5975            8  13  0    37       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 BUB II 6090                   2   1  0    35       THE ARCHIVES (601)
 TILLERITA 6007                7   9  0    34       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCOOBY DOOM 6021              4   2  1    33       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 ASTRO ASSASSIN 6047           3   3  1    32       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 KAJA-RANG 6036                6   6  0    30       DOOM LEGION (597)
 HODAG 6085                    4   2  0    25       BLOODSUCKERS (416)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUZZYMOTTO 6045               5   6  0    21       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 MEOW MIX 6072                 1   0  0    21       ARENA FELINES (177)
-THE FENRIS WOLF 6114          2   2  0    20       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
-RYE 6108                      1   0  0    15       ERRATA (604)
 MARX 6125                     3   1  0    14       DREAMERS (142)
 WRIST 6107                    1   1  0    14       ERRATA (604)
 AUGURATE ADDIE 6138           1   0  0    11       HIGH JINKS (584)
 CRAZED CLIFFORD 6140          1   0  0    11       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 TALA GOG 6066                 1   8  0    11       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 INSIGHTFULL INGIE 6139        1   0  0    10       HIGH JINKS (584)
-MONKEY 6105                   1   0  0    10       ERRATA (604)
 BLOODTHIRSTY BENJI 6134       1   1  0     8       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
-SUGAR 6104                    0   1  0     7       ERRATA (604)
 BOGGY BECKY 6133              1   1  0     4       HIGH JINKS (584)
-YACKITCH 6088                 1   1  0     4       THE ARCHIVES (601)
-C'BOATH 6093                  0   2  0     4       THE ARCHIVES (601)
 ALOURSHIN 6126                0   4  0     4       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 BOGUS LA 6132                 0   1  0     1       ERRATA (604)
 MEGAN 6137                    0   1  0     1       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 LILLY 6136                    0   1  0     1       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
 JEANIE 6135                   0   1  0     1       DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NOT AGAIN 6141         0  1 0 BLOODSUCKERS 416      TILKIRRIN THE ELF 492 509 NONE    
BUKKA THE TROLL 491    0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          JUDGE PARKER 5845     509 NONE    
RAGNAROK 6034         11 11 1 DOOM LEGION 597       SPYMASTER TORRIC 495  509 NONE    
LOCKE 6073             3  1 0 DREAMERS 142          SHELLI 6009           505 REVENGED
SHELLI 6009            5 11 1 DRYNN'S PRETTIES 592  SPYMASTER TORRIC 495  509 NONE    
WIDDER GERTRUDE 6109   2  3 1 HIGH JINKS 584        SADIE 5970            508         
ALOURIN 5987           6  9 0 SWEET MAGIC 267       INVINCIBLE MARIO 6055 505 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Welcome back old chap...and all that jazz.  Jeez and C'mon, I wasn't away THAT long.
What's that big goon done to my team?  I hardly recognize the place.  I s'pose I
should be thanking my lucky stars I've a whole 2 familiar fighters left.  And a
fighter with flippers?  ...okay okay "webs"...technical term.  I see the Widder's
gone to her great reward, s'living on borrowed time since the DA anyway.  Annnnd the
softie plunger's no more.  No loss.  <drat>  *Arg* okay, so what's with the equipment
procurements? <in my name> We starting a scums-r-us? -- Jondeaux
P.S.  Good thing there're sizable fighters on the payroll, I've a ton of souvenirs
coming.  Bought as I went.  I say that's the only way to travel.  Take your kitbag,
money, and as little else as possible.  Don't be tying yourself down to extras you
"might" need.

Sugar -- The secret magic inherent in combat. -- Boggy Becky

Dreb 3 -- A blinding display -- Badger

Aglibol -- It's lumberin time. -- Dan

Bass Reeves -- Have we met?  Because if not, I think you're being very PERSONAL for a
virtual stranger. -- Tillerita
P.S.  It isn't like I've been breaking LAWS, you know.

Astro Assassin -- Wow, you mean you kill STARS?  But what will we use for light at
night? -- Alourshin

Nietzsche -- Somehow I didn't expect you to be Rirorni.  It put me off my stroke and
made me seem meaner than I really am. -- Sugar Jane
P.S.  Your name looks very strange if I put my fingers on the wrong keys.

Scooby Doom -- Bad dog!  Down!  Pay attention, now, and you'll learn something. --
Autumn Leaves

Stink Eye -- Ye are a dam'd runt, is what ye are.  And ye've no manners at all. --
Tala Gog

Applejack -- I've never heard of something like "experience points," just skills. --
Jorja

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

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

31 January 2005
     My fellow duelists I come before you bearing a sad and unfortunate message.
Several months ago our group, the Vendetta Cartel, had lost contact with one of our
friends.  Since he was in contact or correspondence on an almost daily basis there
was concern amongst us.  With some research two of our members discovered why contact
was lost with him.
     On November 10, 2004, Richard Hammes was taken from us in a senseless act of
violence during a robbery attempt at a friend's store where he sometimes worked.  He
was watching the store so his friend could go home to tend to his son who had taken
ill.  You may have known Rich as Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest ; richh10 on the RT;
or gameogre on the Duel2 messageboard.  You may not have known that he spent 13 years
serving the United States in the Navy.
     Rich dearly loved this game and all it encompassed.  He may not have been the
best or most experienced manager but he loved to interact with others and was quick
to offer advice whenever anyone asked for help.  He was always kind and gracious and
tried to strengthen our game, often by helping new players feel welcome or give them
a chance to compete.  With his prolific posting I know that I am simply speaking the
obvious about what he did for our game.  Many, like me, were drawn to him, perhaps
for his kind nature or his sense of humor, and it appears he lived his life as he
played this game.  Always willing to help or do right by others.
     I realize that he had many friends outside the VC so I will include the link to
the news story in case any of his other friends would like to know more of what
happened.  We're all dealt a hand in life but it's not the strength of the hand
you're dealt but rather how you play it that really matters.  Rich played his hand to
the very best of his human ability and for this I admire him greatly.  I know we all
choose to like or dislike managers but I believe deep down we are all good and
decent, in this game, and will drop party (alliance) lines and will show the proper
respect.
     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20041112/news_7m12clerk.html
     Rich was taken from us all to soon and with so much left to offer the community
around him.  He spoke of a desire to run a contest on the Duel2 site which I hope to
uphold in his name.  Some of the people I have spoken with think it would be a nice
gesture to do one final good act in Rich's name, though it could never match what he
would've done within his community, for his community of San Diego.  I hope that with
this contest we might raise a little money to donate to an appropriate charity within
San Diego in his name.
     In conclusion I send a message to Rich:
     "Rich, though I'm sure you gathered this I never really told you how much I
admired you and what a friend I considered you.  I thank you for being my voice of
reason and always reminding me of why we both loved this game so much!  You have
taught me one final valuable lesson in learning more of you.  There are things far
more valuable in life than material possessions such as character and kindness.  That
nothing going on in your life means that you cannot find a way to be kind and giving
to others.  We always spoke of meeting someday and until we finally do know that you
will live on in with me and the rest of your brothers and sisters in the Cartel:
Master Darque, Kat, Bum, Sensei Jan, Maximillian, Hammer, Fizban, Firehawk, Phat
Phat.  You increased all of our enjoyment of this game, you were a true ambassador of
Duelmasters, and the game will not be quite the same without you.  A farewell battle
cry from the ZalCon:  'Confusion to our enemies'.  May your soul rest in peace, my
friend."
     Should anyone wish to correspond about Rich feel free to contact myself, or
anyone else within the Vendetta Cartel.
     Street Legal
     Jeff Bura
     The Death Squad(63) in Tobir or triumph1971@hotmail.com

31 January 2005
     Be it known throughout Alastari that Hammer is no longer a member of the
Vendetta Cartel alliance.
     A difference of opinion with another highly respected member of the VC due to my
recent vocal actions in DM 47 can only be resolved by my resignation from the VC as
of January 29, 2005.
     I leave of my own accord, in good standing with all members and with no hard
feelings towards anyone in the Vendetta Cartel.
     There was a time when I felt that my membership in the VC made the alliance
stronger.  I know that my resignation today makes the Vendetta Cartel a stronger
alliance with my absence. -- Hammer

1 February 2005
                           St. Valentine's Massacre update
My apologies, the Kill Contest starting on turn 476 in Jhans will run for 10 (ten)
turns ending on turn number 486.
                                                                   Azrael

5 February 2005
On behalf of the ILLUMINATI Confederation of Alliances (The kLk, CHAOS, Inc. and The
Company of Brothers) I would like to express our sympathies concerning the tragic
loss of Rich Hammes to both the DM community and to the real life world.  Surely our
loss has been Heaven's gain. -- Talon Darkhart, deeply sorrowful
                                kLk God of War, Illuminati Alliance, Puppetmaster

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JUDGE PARKER viciously butchered BUKKA THE TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
RAGNAROK was murdered by SPYMASTER TORRIC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
SHELLI was assassinated by SPYMASTER TORRIC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
NOT AGAIN was butchered by TILKIRRIN THE ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
DREB 3 was narrowly defeated by DASTARDLY DAN in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
TOM SMITH overpowered BADGER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
STANK SHANK viciously subdued POISON SUMAC in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
ASTRO ASSASSIN vanquished FUZZYMOTTO in a 2 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SCOOBY DOOM vanquished MARX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BLOODTHIRSTY BENJI savagely defeated ALOURSHIN in a 2 minute Challenge match.
AGLIBOL was overpowered by CAT TAGIOUS in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
BROPHY bested LI KO THE CLUMSY in a 2 minute conflict.
CAT SCAN was bested by PLATO in a 2 minute veteran's battle.
BASS REEVES was devastated by SOCRATES in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
MARIGOLD viciously subdued FELINE GRIN in a popular 3 minute bloody expert's fight.
BUB II was viciously subdued by STINK EYE in a exciting 5 minute bloody fray.
DIRTY SANCHEZ bested SUGAR JANE in a 2 minute brutal veteran's brawl.
THUNDER CAT demolished KAJA-RANG in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SADIE overpowered AUTUMN LEAVES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
TURD FERGUSON savagely defeated KANT in a 3 minute gruesome fight.
TILLERITA was subdued by NIETZSCHE in a 2 minute bout.
GRATCH handily defeated FRED THE UNREADY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TALA GOG was devastated by HODAG in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
WRIST overpowered MEGAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BOGGY BECKY was overpowered by MEOW MIX in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JEANIE was overpowered by INSIGHTFULL INGIE in a 5 minute brutal uneven match.
LILLY was vanquished by AUGURATE ADDIE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fray.
CRAZED CLIFFORD overpowered BOGUS LA in a 2 minute uneven competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL     40 -  28 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  15 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  34 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  29 -  1      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  39 -  6      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         BASHING ATTACK    35 -  40 -  3      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        18 -  23 -  1      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  23 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  26 -  0      26  |

Turn 509 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CAT TAGIOUS 5900           17  13  3  108 ARENA FELINES (177)
PARRY-STRIKE     DASTARDLY DAN 5887         18  13  1  100 HIGH JINKS (584)
WALL OF STEEL    PLATO 6003                 16   2  0   97 DREAMERS (142)
BASHING ATTACK   DREB 3 5947                11   8  0   89 THE LAWMEN (148)
SLASHING ATTACK  BADGER 5940                14  12  1   87 HIGH JINKS (584)
PARRY-LUNGE      BROPHY 6031                13  10  0   77 DOOM LEGION (597)
LUNGING ATTACK   SADIE 5970                 12   8  1   63 DRYNN'S PRETTIES (592)
TOTAL PARRY      FELINE GRIN 5956           12   6  0   55 ARENA FELINES (177)
AIMED BLOW       THUNDER CAT 6048            5   2  0   51 ARENA FELINES (177)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STANK SHANK 5863.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MARIGOLD 6087.  The ten other most popular fighters were ASTRO ASSASSIN 
6047, STINK EYE 6065, DREB 3 5947, BLOODTHIRSTY BENJI 6134, DIRTY SANCHEZ 5725, TURD 
FERGUSON 5979, NIETZSCHE 6039, STANK SHANK 5863, SADIE 5970, and DASTARDLY DAN 5887.

The least popular fighter this week was JEANIE 6135.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LILLY 6136, BOGGY BECKY 6133, MEGAN 6137, TALA GOG 6066, AUTUMN LEAVES 
5975, KAJA-RANG 6036, BUB II 6090, BASS REEVES 5901, ALOURSHIN 6126, and MARX 6125.

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

JUDGE PARKER (12-5845) THE LAWMEN (148)
AGLIBOL (12-5848) DARKMOON (448)