DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/29/2004    Duedate: 06/11/2004

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-487

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AMBROSIUS
BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
(16-5158) [16-12-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AMBROSIUS                      POSITION IS EMPTY
BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)         
(16-5158) [16-12-0,96]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AMBROSIUS                      BUNKO
BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)         LUST MUPPETS (188)
(16-5158) [16-12-0,96]         (16-5369) [3-2-1,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LUST MUPPETS (188)          65
2. YAMABUSHI (432)             21      BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
3. BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)      17      Unchartered Team
4. THUNDER CLAP (543)           0
5. MARGANA MAET (463)           0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    68  39  4 63.6   1/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       7  8 1
 2- 3 MARGANA MAET (463)         8   6  0 57.1   2/ 3 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    6  2 0
 3- 4 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     86  65  2 57.0   3/ 0 LUST MUPPETS (188)        5  0 1
 4/ 0 LUST MUPPETS (188)        68  79  1 46.3   4- 4 THUNDER CLAP (543)        5  1 0
 5/ 6 YAMABUSHI (432)           88 106 11 45.4   5/ 5 YAMABUSHI (432)           3  3 1
 6- 7 THUNDER CLAP (543)        26  37  1 41.3   6- 0 AFFILIATED DEATH (560)    1  0 1
 7/ 8 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      358 536 15 40.0   7- 7 MARGANA MAET (463)        1  0 0
 8- 0 AFFILIATED DEATH (560)    11  40  5 21.6   8- 2 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of WILLAF!  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 WYLDERNESS WYLD a 0-0-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  What's 
with HAPPY FUN BALL?  It actually beat PUNNY AMINALS' PEACH NUTT, and walked away 
with 14 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at PUNNY AMINALS.  PEACH NUTT lost 
11 points to HAPPY FUN BALL.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe PEACH NUTT will 
provide more easy wins...  Har har har!  Did RACECAR wimp out, or just get lazy?  
Anyway, he's not Duelmaster anymore.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for 
BLACKHEART'S AXE's outstanding member, Duelmaster AMBROSIUS.  Advice to fighters with 
a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, PUNNY AMINALS!  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at YAMABUSHI ain't reelin'!  PUNNY AMINALS' 
mad!   
     Warriors of WILLAF unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Who will dare 
fight BUNKO, after it returned from the Dark Arena?  (For the record 3-2-1 is 33, and 
has it points) HECK S'NUTT of PUNNY AMINALS didn't know when to quit.  When you've 
got a 8-10-0, that's a good sign.  Now he's dead.  And this week the 
Duelmaster--whoops!  FORCES OF EVIL has one week left to avenge KYSER SOZE's death by 
excessive hits on the part of SHOCHU of YAMABUSHI.  Many a warrior has met his fate 
in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want 
to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMBROSIUS 5158               16  12  0    96       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RACECAR 4517                  8   2  0   130       MARGANA MAET (463)
-PYOA 5090                    13   6  0    91       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ELESAURIS 5200               10   6  0    78       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 YUSHIMO 5101                 11  10  2    73       YAMABUSHI (432)
-GRIZZ 5218                   12   3  0    68       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 SHOCHU 4912                   8   6  2    68       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAPPY FUN BALL 4259          10   9  0    66       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113           11  27  0    60       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-POR Q. PINE 5149             11   3  0    57       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEACH NUTT 5298              11  10  2    55       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 MOOT 5075                    11   3  0    54       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 ORAN JI 5299                 10  11  1    48       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-KUROME 5342                   6   6  2    45       YAMABUSHI (432)
 FACE PLANT 5368               3   2  0    38       LUST MUPPETS (188)
-KUROHANA 5128                 7   1  0    36       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NEVRON 5231                   6   6  0    33       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 BUNKO 5369                    3   2  1    33       LUST MUPPETS (188)
-TONIUS 5229                   4   8  1    31       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-MALVO 5371                    4   2  0    29       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-MURDOX 5228                   6   6  0    27       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 LITTLE DIPPER 5422            4   2  1    24       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BENMAR 5227                   4   9  0    21       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-BRASS-EYE 5400                1   0  1    21       AFFILIATED DEATH (560)
-CHAMBERS 5406                 2   3  0    17       AFFILIATED DEATH (560)
 MONKEYPANTS 5424              1   0  0     9       LUST MUPPETS (188)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAJIMARI 5425                 0   2  0     3       YAMABUSHI (432)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HIGH ELF 535           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          BUNKO 5369            487 NONE    
HECK S'NUTT 5337       8 10 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305     YUSHIMO 5101          487         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Thundergorer -- Uh...okay.  Odd concept.  Gored much thunder lately?  It seems like
it might be difficult. -- Little Dipper

Elesauris -- Yes, well, some people go for "wild."  I'm not one of 'em.  Highly
domestic, that's me. -- Oran Ji

Shochu -- You wouldn't have to BEG for mercy, you know.  A simple request would be
enough. -- Peach Nutt, always responsive to courtesy

A Captured Orc?  Where do they FIND these fellows? -- O. Pun Pleezj

The Ambitious Guard's a joke, but then, we knew that. -- Heck S'Nutt

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

     The ferocious ghosts of former glories whispered across the wind swept sands of
DM 59; agonizing incessantly due to the diminutive demise of the Delarq arena known
as Illis.
     Tattered banners and forgotten memories wailed in the wind for a dynamic death
march to dawn once more upon the blood stained sands of the Delarq slow arena.
     The distant call crying for  a declaration of restoration amidst the ruin of the
all but forgotten Delarq arena carried to the far corners of Alastari; drawing the
Devious, the Diabolical, the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to cross blades and
wage warfare among an assemblage of new stables managed by the Known and Unknown;
willing to spill fresh blood, while carving their destiny during 15 Rounds of contest
driven combat to be known as the "Illis Incredibly Diabolical Delarq Death Fest".
     A lone cloaked figure huddled by lamplight in a remote outpost near the
crossroads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen; feverishly formulating the foundational
framework for the dawning of the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59, complete with
Gladiatorial Commission sanctioned prizes to promote the growing thirst for a Delarq
Slow Arena Death Festival.

     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round debuts the first turn immediately following the
Summer 2004 F2F Tourney and continues through the completion of 15 consecutive
rounds.
     Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys
DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]:

Death Fest Scoring Format:
Win =3D +2 pts
Loss =3D -1 pt
Kill =3D +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Death =3D -3 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Dark Arena Kill =3D +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Dark Arena Death =3D -5 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Revenged Blood Feud =3D +5 pts [successful Revenged Blood Feud provides Death Fest
contestants the opportunity to cancel out 3 pts for Death and 1 pt for Loss; while
gaining +1 pt overall for the Revenged Blood Feud in addition to the +2 pts for Win]

    DEATH FEST PRIZES will be awarded to the Top Ten Death Fest Stables on the basis
of Total Points*** accumulated during the 15 rounds of competition as follows:

1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1 (one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
Final Round to be revealed by RSI to each of the Top Ten Death Fest Stables
2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters and NPCs [yet to be determined according to how
many DA Monsters and NPCs are available in DM 59 for Renaming]
3.  The Top Five Death Fest Stables will receive New Team Rollup Certificates as
follows:  1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (4) and 5th (2)
4.  Renaming Illis Arena for 6 months plus Receiving 6 months Free Play courtesy of
RSI will be awarded to the manager of the 1st Place Death Fest Stable
5.  Discussions are underway regarding a possible Special Award granted to the Illis
Iron Stable qualifiers who compete in 67 of a possible 75 fights during the course of
the 15 consecutive rounds of the Death Fest [Key Factor is How Many (?) stables will
be competing in the Death Fest without drawing away participation by current managers
in the remaining slow arenas!]  Therefore, it is important for all managers entering
stables in DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest to contact RSI as soon as possible
regarding their participation in this contest so that a Final Ruling on the proposed
Illis Iron Stable Award can be issued by RSI.

***TieBreaker is determined on the Final Round by the DM 59 Newsletter Recognition
Rankings.  The stable with the Highest Ranked Active Gladiator is granted the
decision.  [Example: Warrior A and Warrior B are both listed in the Recognition
Rankings with 87 pts; however, because Warrior A is listed in the Recognition
Rankings ahead of Warrior B, then Warrior A is granted the TieBreaker Decision for
His/Her stable!]

     Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!]  Each Delarq Death
Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 pts added to His/Her opening round score.
     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to the proposed award awaiting RSI
approval!]  Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75
fights during the 15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final
overall score [this allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of
competition; plus up to 3 additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups
from Deaths suffered either in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59
over the course of 15 rounds of competition!]

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BUNKO viciously butchered HIGH ELF in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ANYA vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
AMBROSIUS demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
SHOCHU devastated ORAN JI in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
YUSHIMO savagely slew HECK S'NUTT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
PEACH NUTT was outwaited by HAPPY FUN BALL in a 9 minute bloody fight.
O. PUN PLEEZJ was luckily beaten by MOOT in a slow 10 minute master's brawl.
LITTLE DIPPER was overcome by FACE PLANT in a action packed 1 minute melee.
MONKEYPANTS won victory over MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   6 -  1      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  13 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  15 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   9 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  21 -  5      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  19 -  0      37  |

Turn 487 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        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      AMBROSIUS 5158             16  12  0   96 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
LUNGING ATTACK   YUSHIMO 5101               11  10  2   73 YAMABUSHI (432)
TOTAL PARRY      HAPPY FUN BALL 4259        10   9  0   66 LUST MUPPETS (188)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PEACH NUTT 5298            11  10  2   55 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
PARRY-STRIKE     FACE PLANT 5368             3   2  0   38 LUST MUPPETS (188)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AMBROSIUS 5158.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BUNKO 5369.  The ten other most popular fighters were YUSHIMO 5101, SHOCHU 4912, 
PEACH NUTT 5298, HAPPY FUN BALL 4259, FACE PLANT 5368, MONKEYPANTS 5424, AMBROSIUS 
5158, LITTLE DIPPER 5422, ORAN JI 5299, and HECK S'NUTT 5337.

The least popular fighter this week was O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MOOT 5075, HECK S'NUTT 5337, ORAN JI 5299, LITTLE DIPPER 5422, 
AMBROSIUS 5158, MONKEYPANTS 5424, FACE PLANT 5368, HAPPY FUN BALL 4259, PEACH NUTT 
5298, and SHOCHU 4912.

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

ANYA (16-5160) BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LEITZITH 4444 (28-26-1)                3  3  0         ALL-TIME GREATS      
GNU WORLD ORDER 3948 (62-60-3)         1  4  0         HELPLESS ANIMALS     

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GREW SOME SHREW 4135 (48-43-2)         7  3  0         HELPLESS ANIMALS     

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WEDNESDAY 5254 (15-13-2)               1  3  0         THE DARK TIDES       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MANAGER TC'S 4885 (9-1-0)              5  3  0         IT'S JUST WRONG      
DARLING TATIANA 5052 (14-12-0)         3  3  0         ARCHERS OF LOAF      
ARGINASE 4137 (5-3-1)                  2  3  0         ENZYMES              
THE MECHANIC CRAZY 4977 (9-8-0)        2  3  0         ALL-TIME GREATS      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MOOT 5075 (10-3-0)                     3  3  0         LUST MUPPETS         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
QUARTERMASTER 4477 (3-0-0)            12  3  1         SAILS OF CHARON      
MEPHISKAPHELES 5361 (4-1-0)            2  3  0         FORCES OF EVIL       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRASS-EYE 5400 (0-0-0)                 4  3  0         AFFILIATED DEATH     
FACE PLANT 5368 (2-2-0)                3  3  0         LUST MUPPETS         
PESTILENCE 5376 (4-0-0)                3  3  2         FORCES OF EVIL       
KYSER SOZE 5394 (3-0-0)                2  3  0         FORCES OF EVIL       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SADIE FAIRBORNE 5378 (0-0-0)           5  3  0         MEMPHIS MAFIA 3      

ELIGIBLES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SACRELICIOUS 4428 (27-18-0)            0  3  0         HOMERIC MMMMMMS...   

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STREAK 2182 (3-2-1)                    1  3  1         FUGAZI               

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEATH 5379 (0-0-0)                     1  3  0         MEMPHIS MAFIA 3