DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/10/2004    Duedate: 05/22/2004

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-483

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FRENCH GRUNT
BIG MEAN FISH (171)
(18-7981) [16-10-0,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FRENCH GRUNT                   OSO OZONE
BIG MEAN FISH (171)            COLD CUTS (615)
(18-7981) [16-10-0,136]        (18-8412) [4-3-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PICKLE JUICE                   LAST GASP
BURN N' PILLAGE (218)          RUN AND HYDE (537)
(18-7741) [18-25-0,102]        (18-8405) [5-2-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RUN AND HYDE (537)          58
2. NEXT GENERATION (547)       54      SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
3. UNTOUCHABLES (287)          27      Unchartered Team
4. SHEPHERDS (252)             26
5. COLD CUTS (615)             24      MARVELS (616)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*MARVELS (616)              1   0  0  100   1/ 2 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    10  5 1
 2/ 1 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493) 103  74  3 58.2   2/ 1 BIG MEAN FISH (171)       9  6 1
 3/ 2 THE GUARDIANS II (479)    94  69  2 57.7   3/ 4 THE BIKE SHOP (293)       8  2 0
 4/ 3 NEXT GENERATION (547)    134 100  9 57.3   4/ 9 MAD SCIENTISTS (75)       7  8 1
 5/ 4 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    46  38  4 54.8   5/ 7 THE GUARDIANS II (479)    7  8 0
 6/ 5 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   958 833 %121 53.5   6/ 6 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     6  5 0
 7- 6 DOC STEELE FAN CLU (451)  33  31  0 51.6   7/ 8 WASTELAND (207)           6  6 2
 8/ 7 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    567 540 32 51.2   8/ 5 SHEPHERDS (252)           6  8 1
 9/ 8 MAD SCIENTISTS (75)      680 654 56 51.0   9/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  5  3 0
10/ 9 SEA DOGS (224)            99  96  5 50.8  10/13 BEAST MASTERS (567)       5  5 1
11/10 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    796 780 51 50.5  11/15 SEA DOGS (224)            5  5 0
12/11 WASTELAND (207)          519 523 40 49.8  12/11 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)       5  8 1
13/12 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      531 559 31 48.7  13/12*COLD CUTS (615)           5 10 0
14/14 THE BIKE SHOP (293)       25  27  1 48.1  14/10 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    4  2 0
15/13 BEAST MASTERS (567)      272 298 16 47.7  15/19 NEXT GENERATION (547)     4  3 0
16-15 THE SHADOWS (574)         74  86  5 46.3  16/14 RUN AND HYDE (537)        4  5 1
17/16 SHEPHERDS (252)          490 632 28 43.7  17/18 ARROGANCE (347)           4 11 0
18/18 RUN AND HYDE (537)        69  91  8 43.1  18/ 0 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        2  2 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17*COLD CUTS (615)           15  20  1 42.9  19-17 THE SHADOWS (574)         2  3 0
20/19 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)      180 248  7 42.1  20/16 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    2  4 0
21/ 0 UNTOUCHABLES (287)       127 184  9 40.8  21/ 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)   1  0 0
22/20 ARROGANCE (347)          353 547 27 39.2  22/ 0*MARVELS (616)             1  0 0
23/ 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)   22  35  1 38.6  23-20 DOC STEELE FAN CLU (451)  1  4 0
24/ 0*NATURALBORN KILLER (618)   0   3  0  0.0  24/ 0*NATURALBORN KILLER (618)  0  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Battle Royal 3 - http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br3

The Battle Royale is a head to head free for all contest open to any Talcama manager 
willing to subject themselves to some of the fiercest competition Alastari has ever 
seen!

Previous Winners:
BR1 - Doc Steele (Transel)          BR2 - Manray

Short Rules:
No avoiding other contest teams (And this will be checked each turn).
Only Fights against contest warriors count.
Score = Wins + Kills - Losses
First team to 25 wins!

Battle Royale Score
        Overall        Mgr   Team                     Manager
  Score  Record    IE  Code  Name                     Name
   21    26-5-0    0   [M]   Superior Forces 6N       Manager
   14    20-8-2    0   [F]   Get Outta My Way         Floyd
   6     31-26-1   0   [AN]  Shepherds                Assurnasirbanipal
   6     24-19-1   0   [DS]  Thundr + Litening        Doc Steele
   6     19-14-1   0   [MQ]  The Bike Shop            Malaquar
   4     21-20-3   0   [A]   Untouchables             Angus
   1     26-26-1   0   [G]   The Guardians II         Guardian
   1     18-20-3   0   [NN]  Mad Scientists           Neon Necromancer
   1     15-14-0   0   [PT]  Doc Steele Fan Club      Pip the Troll
   -1    22-24-1   0   [JK]  Run and Hyde             Jekyll
   -7    3-10-0    0   [TW]  Of Wolf and Man 9        Tripwire
   -8    18-27-1   0   [GO]  The Shadows              Goat
   -9    16-26-1   0   [J]   Burn N' Pillage          Jolly
  -10    14-24-0   0   [D]   Beast Masters            Druid

Fight Results for Turn 483
  Sindarion [A] over Suldar [DS]
  Sorcia [A] kills Lung Cookie [JK]
  Jock [G] over Kyniska [A]
  Last Gasp [JK] over Montpelier [M]
  Neon Necromancer [G] over Ramjet [NN]
  Smunch [DS] over Boson [NN]
  Rimtrue [MQ] over Hannah [AN]
  Wiggler [DS] over Mary [AN]
  Just Had A Big Gulp [F] over Absolute Zero [NN]
  The Atomizer [NN] over Vassal [DS]
  Talon [F] over Parallax [NN]

This Turn's Score:                    Record       Points
 G    Guardian                        2-0-0           2
 F    Floyd                           2-0-0           2
 A    Angus                           2-1-1           2
 M    Malaquar                        1-0-0           1
 DS   Doc Steele                      2-2-0           0
 JK   Jekyll                          1-1-0           0
 M    Manager                         0-1-0          -1
 AN   Assurnasirbanipal               0-2-0          -2
 NN   Neon Necromancer                1-4-0          -3

Top Warriors (Points)
 Iron Hands Lee [G]           6-0-1          7
 Wiggler [DS]                 8-3-1          6
 Cinderella [M]               7-1-0          6
 Dallas [M]                   6-0-0          6
 Lilith [GO]                  5-0-1          6
 Just Had A Big Gulp [F]      6-1-0          5
 Cadex CFM [MQ]               5-1-1          5
 Paul [AN]                    9-5-0          4
 Montpelier [M]               7-3-0          4
 The Atomizer [NN]            6-2-0          4
 Last Gasp [JK]               4-0-0          4
 Chasity Belt [G]             4-0-0          4
 Destitute Noble [F]          4-1-1          4

Bottom Warriors (Points)
 Morrocco Mole [D]           5-9-0          -4
 Chasek [GO]                 3-7-0          -4
 Absolute Zero [NN]          2-6-0          -4
 Shen Jing [MO]              0-4-0          -4
 Bagdhad Bob [IF]            0-4-0          -4
 Kutu [GO]                   0-4-0          -4
 D'Astra [DD]                0-4-0          -4
 Jock [G]                    4-9-0          -5

Warriors with most wins      #    Warriors with most losses      #
 Paul [AN]                   9     Morrocco Mole [D]             9
 Wiggler [DS]                8     Jock [G]                      9
 Talon [F]                   8     Mary [AN]                     7
 Mary [AN]                   8     Chasek [GO]                   7
 Bart [AN]                   8     Scourge [DS]                  6
 Montpelier [M]              7     Razor Hawk [D]                6
 Cinderella [M]              7     Peon Necromancer [PP]         6
 The Atomizer [NN]           6     Marduk [GO]                   6
 Scourge [DS]                6     Grobraum [J]                  6
 Moordar [DD]                6     Booter [J]                    6
 Just Had A Big Gulp [F]     6     Bart [AN]                     6
 Iron Hands Lee [G]          6     Absolute Zero [NN]            6
 Dallas [M]                  6   

Teams in BR (alphabetical)
 Animal Pharm, Arduin Grimoire, Beast Masters, Burn N' Pillage, Come On, Dark Forest 
Inn, Doc Steele Fan Club, Dreih's Freaks, Feisty Poodles, Get Outta My Way, Ghaelie 
Sidhe, Golden Legion, Mad Scientists, Of Wolf and Man 9, Only in Las Vegas, Patronas 
Veritas II, Run and Hyde, Shepherds, Soulthieves, Sretsamleud, Sungod*Battle Royal, 
Superior Forces 6N, The Bike Shop, The Grateful Undead, The Guardians II, The 
Shadows, Thundr + Litening, Trouble Helix, Undercover Ska, Untouchables

Teams in BR (numerical)
 22, 75, 218, 252, 287, 293, 451, 479, 493, 495, 498, 504, 532, 533, 537, 549, 566, 
567, 572, 573, 574, 587, 588, 589, 590, 591, 593, 595, 596, 600

Alphabetical Warrior Listing
 Absolute Zero (7586) [NN], Alton (8297) [J], Anarchist (8391) [PT], Another Scum 
(8472) [M], Bart (7927) [AN], Beast of the East (3365) [MQ], Best Destiny (8383) [G], 
Boson (7754) [NN], Boston (8496) [M], Cadex CFM (3366) [MQ], Chasek (7791) [GO], 
Cinderella (7648) [M], Crankshaft (8149) [MQ], Dallas (6860) [M], Destitute Noble 
(7817) [F], Fat Phat (8444) [GO], Freak (7300) [JK], Great White (8473) [D], Grobraum 
(8045) [J], Hannah (7875) [AN], His Proctologist (7951) [PT], Hoffa (6021) [PT], Jock 
(7939) [G], Just Had A Big Gulp (7863) [F], Kyniska (8289) [A], Lactaid (8467) [J], 
Last Gasp (8405) [JK], Lil' Eva (8305) [GO], Lung Cookie (8455) [JK], Marduk (7835) 
[GO], Mary (8168) [AN], Montpelier (7962) [M], Morrocco Mole (7654) [D], Mudstained 
Mourn (8469) [MQ], Murado (8465) [DS], Murado8448 (8448) [DS], Neon Necromancer 
(8454) [G], Parallax (7730) [NN], Patty Phat (8445) [GO], Pickle Juice (7741) [J], 
Point Man (7450) [M], Prebirth (8452) [J], Ragen (7461) [TW], Ramjet (8018) [NN], 
Remember 2DA (8507) [M], Revenge (8432) [G], Rimtrue (8382) [MQ], Royce (7459) [TW], 
Scarlet Skarab (8483) [D], Sindarion (8499) [A], S-Man (8484) [AN], Smunch (8337) 
[DS], Sorcia (8500) [A], Splitfork (8381) [MQ], Staple Gun (6024) [PT], Suldar (8481) 
[DS], Takov (7457) [TW], Talon (7782) [F], The Atomizer (7753) [NN], Vassal (7637) 
[DS], Virtue (8466) [G], Wandering Star (8310) [AN], Was That Exlax? (8377) [F], 
Wiggler (8088) [DS]

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Delarquan Edition

Old Valamantis:

     The group of gladiators moved toward the edge of the risen city as slowly and 
carefully as they would have approached a sleeping dragon... that maybe wasn't 
sleeping after all.  There was a partial wall separating the buildings from the 
countryside around them, but it must be outside the area of effect, because it was 
not in good condition.  There were gaps and fallen stones, even trees growing between 
them where the ages had trapped dirt.
     Smeds of Mordant patted one of the stones thoughtfully.  "Honest stonework 
here," he murmured.
     "And more recent than the ruins," Shamu of Cliffhome agreed.  "Six hundred 
years, I'd say."  He glanced at Smeds, and the other Dwarf nodded agreement.
     "Built just before the most recent Chaos War," the Silver Mage said, "to keep 
things in the ruins from getting out.  Brought down by that war, at least in part.  
But..." he touched several stones lightly and smiled a little, "not completely 
useless even now and against this enemy.  Honest stonework, as you say, but there is 
a barrier spell bound within the stones, and it remains."
     "If the spell is still working, why are we worrying about the ruins?" Smeds of 
Mordant demanded.
     "Because the spell will not keep working much longer."  Tensekai frowned across 
the wall into the city.  "It was a good wall and a good spell, but it won't hold 
Folstrom forever.  Nothing--"  He stopped and looked uncomfortable.
     "You were going to say that nothing will hold the Folstrom forever?" Sputter of 
Dwes Eg asked.
     Tensekai shrugged.  "No absolute statement like that should be trusted, but I 
can honestly say that nothing we've found so far, except raw Chaos, will stop them.  
We have new spells, of course, but what was there to test them on?  We don't know."
     "Yes, okay, but what are we supposed to be DOING here, then?" Lavender Lance of 
Illis asked.
     "You must observe," the Silver Mage answered promptly.  "And I must go with you, 
because there are some things ONLY a mage can observe.  If we can find the keystone 
of the spell that holds the towers up, we could destroy it, yes, and it might be a 
good thing to do so, but the towers are just a symptom.  There are more dangerous 
things in Old Valamantis than just the towers."
     "Those things being?" Smeds cut in.
     "The wizards, obviously," Lavender Lance snapped.
     "Again, just a symptom," Tensekai said.  "Dangerous, yes, very dangerous, 
but...."
     Ka D'Argo, who had never been described as stupid, even by his enemies, nodded 
slightly.  "The wizards in Old Valamantis were resurrected along with the city," he 
said slowly.  "You think there might be some way for them to reach other wizards, 
other Folstrom, of THIS time, don't you?  That's what we have to prevent."
     Tensekai nodded.
     "How?" Smeds demanded.
     "I'm not sure," the Silver Mage admitted.  "Killing the resurrected wizards 
might do it."
     "But you don't think that's enough, do you?" Goblin said.
     "No.  I think we'll have to destroy the old city again," Tensekai answered.  
"And that won't be easy with all the blood that's been spilled there.  Not when blood 
magic is at its strongest, as now."
     "But it can be done?" Smeds asked.
     "To get rid of bloodstains, soak in cold water and hand-wash," Lavender Lance 
muttered.
     Tensekai turned toward her slowly, eyes wide.  "WHAT did you say?"
     The Illisni gladiator backed up a couple of steps in the face of his intensity.  
"It's how you get bloodstains out of cloth.  Soak it in cold water--"
     "Yes!"  The mage stared around almost feverishly.  "We'll need a LOT of cold 
water...."
     "Ice," Smeds suggested.  "From the mountains above Khalhums.  Dwarves can do 
that."  He glanced at Shamu, who nodded.  "We're on it."  The two Dwarves stepped 
aside, muttering together about sledges and sawdust.
     "If the wizards now in Old Valamantis realize we're trying to... quench the 
blood magic, they'll move to stop us," Ka D'Argo said.  "So securing the arena and a 
route of access will be our job."
     "And if any wizards get killed in the process..." Goblin bared his fangs, "too 
bad for them."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 495): SMEDS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 380): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 500): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 496): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 495): FRIED TWINKIE of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 499): ZEP of IRON BROTHERS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 496): GOOBATRON of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 491): VAPID VANNA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 482): PARALLAX of MAD SCIENTISTS (Neon Necromancer, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 481): MR. TWISTER of IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 455): HALO 14 of BLIND HYPOCRISY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 446): UHLEK of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 432): ANN ARTICHOKE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 381): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 181): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 169): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 331): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 146): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 374): LARGE SPINNY GUY of DIABLO TOO from TI (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 495): KING'S TEN (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 380): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 500): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 496): SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 495): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 499): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 496): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 491): DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (Assamite, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 482): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 481): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 455): KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 446): DENNY'S BKFAST (T'Loi, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 432): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 381): FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 181): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 169): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 331): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 146): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 374): BLACK PRIMER (

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 499): MEDUSA of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                (turn 498): RED FUSION of IT'S NEW! (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 496): GOOBATRON of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
                           SUGARBEET of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
               (turn 495): HOOSIER DADDY of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
                           JERICO of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 482): MORROCCO MOLE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
                            TALON of GET OUTTA MY WAY (Floyd, mgr.)
                            HO HUM HO of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                (turn 481): DALLAS of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): GLIMMOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 446): CRACK MONKEY of THE MASTER CLEANSER (Big Wave Dave)
                  (turn 445): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): TAMMY FAYE of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 432): GATE WITCH of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 331): SPENCER of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
                   (turn 330): AKLAR of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, this was unexpected.  I know I was one of the few warriors currently in Talcama 
that had a decent tourney showing, but you didn't need to acclaim me your Duelmaster 
as a reward!  And I'm sure Assur can find another basher to get himself emotionally 
involved with; he seems to like the abuse.

It appears the Battle Royale is just about over.  Too bad, because I was looking 
forward to moving up the Top Warrior points ladder.  Perhaps another will start 
before I'm gone.  Which is another subject of interest.  I wonder how long I'll be 
here?  With two TVs and a turn as Duelmaster, I just about have the political points 
to get the call.  However, I don't even have 30 FE yet, so it would seem to be a bit 
early for that.  If they induct me before I get 30 FE, the Commission will be hearing 
about it.

Until next turn, I bid you frumpy harbor grifting!

-- Parallax

                                      SPY REPORT

     PARALLAX, while not wanting to join the Lord Protectors anytime soon, sent his 
TV challenge against one.  And I would have to guess from the results that PARALLAX 
has nothing to fear, being beaten by TALON in 3 minutes.  That, of course, left the 
throne open, with all the top contenders fighting amongst themselves for the throne.  
CADEX CFM (#2) faced P'TIT GARS (#8) and lost.  FRENCH GRUNT (#3) found himself 
challenged by SWEATCAKE (#5), but won quickly.  FORGED IN L.A. (#4) sent his 
challenge to PURPLE FIREFISH (#6).  Of course, PARALLAX (#1) lost and MORROCCO MOLE 
(#7) graduated with TALON.  FRENCH GRUNT in his victory, earned enough to keep 
himself ranked higher than the rest and is the Duelmaster, though only for a turn, as 
he did the old 'become the Duelmaster and get an invitation to ADM' trick.
     With those matchups, it was pretty much a done deal that one of the existing 
warriors would become the Duelmaster, but one warrior made an impressive entrance 
into the Challenger Champions class.  FREAK killed BARNACLE BILL and earned 32 
recognition points and jumped into 3rd place in the arena.  BILL wasn't the only 
veteran killed this turn.  And he wasn't even the only veteran SEA DOG to be killed 
this turn.  MISS TEAK had the unfortunate privilege of facing the 3rd Lord Protector, 
HO HUM HO, a mean spirited basher who took the opportunity of known favorites to 
knock off MISS TEAK.  While that was it for the veterans dying, Talcama also saw the 
final fights of THE CIVET and LUNG COOKIE.  TEDDY BEAR MOLLY killed an Ambitious 
Guard.  MORROCCO MOLE killed a High Elf in the Dark Arena on his way to Advanced 
Duelmasters and a LATE LAMB must have been watching for it also killed a High Elf.
     Fourteen warriors moved up a recognition class, 1 moved down.  Up Challengers 
went 8-4 and down challengers went 3-3.  The largest challenge up was made by RIMTRUE 
to beat HANNAH.  The largest down challenge was made by PARALLAX in his loss to 
TALON.  The most challenged warrior this turn was ABSOLUTE ZERO.  But ABSOLUTE ZERO 
had other plans (ill-fated they might have been) and sent his own challenge out 
against JUST HAD A BIG GULP.  Most avoided?  More like who avoided...  NEXT 
GENERATION and SUPERIOR FORCES 6N combined to send a grand total of 5 avoids to MAD 
SCIENTISTS, WASTELAND, CENTER FOR OLDS, THUNDR + LITENING, and COLD CUTS.
     I apologize now to those who have performed so well over the previous ten turns.  
The hottest warriors know who they are, but they will not be recognized this turn.  
If I remember, I'll mention them next turn.  The only team performance worth 
mentioning is RUN AND HYDE's 58 point recognition gain to edge out NEXT GENERATION 
and their 54 point gain.
     Welcome to MARVELS and NATURALBORN KILLERS, who entered Talcama as the top and 
bottom team, respectively.  I probably don't need to mention this, but there is only 
one direction for each of them to go...  OF WOLF AND MAN 9 and UNTOUCHABLES returned 
to Talcama so we welcome both of your teams back, also.
     And the most popular style in Talcama, at least this turn, is the Bashing style.  
They may not be all that great, but there sure are a lot of them.  But then again, 
what styles are great?  Right now, it looks like only one style can be called great.  
All hail those of the Aimed Blow attack style, the only style good enough to maintain 
a .500 record over the last ten turns.  They were led this turn to a 6-2 record by 
RIMTRUE, who showed HANNAH what happens when even a veteran scum faces off against 
even an apprentice aimed blow.

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRENCH GRUNT 7981            16  10  0   136       BIG MEAN FISH (171)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORGED IN L.A. 7433          16  18  0   131       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 FREAK 7300                   18  10  3   121       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 THE ATOMIZER 7753            12   4  0   112       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
 BRICKTOP 7955                16   8  0   105       WASTELAND (207)
 PICKLE JUICE 7741            18  25  0   102       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-HIS PROCTOLOGIST 7951         9   4  0   101       DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)
 PARALLAX 7730                10   5  4   100       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
 P'TIT GARS 7816              17  24  0    99       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
-CINDERELLA 7648              13   3  0    97       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 CADEX CFM 3366                6   2  1    95       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 GOUT GOUT 7948               15  14  0    94       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-HOFFA 6021                   13   8  0    94       DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)
 SWEATCAKE 8217               10   7  1    92       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PURPLE FIREFISH 7982         13  13  1    90       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 VASSAL 7637                  21  12  2    89       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNAH 7875                  18  19  0    87       SHEPHERDS (252)
-MARDUK 7835                  16  12  0    85       THE SHADOWS (574)
 JUST HAD A BIG GULP 7863     15   7  1    81       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 RIMTRUE 8382                  4   1  0    80       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 MIDNIGHT ANGEL 8008          14  11  2    76       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-CHASEK 7791                  16  15  2    75       THE SHADOWS (574)
 ABSOLUTE ZERO 7586           11   9  0    71       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
 WIGGLER 8088                  8   3  1    71       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 POOPIEHEAD 8295              10   5  0    70       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 JOCK 7939                    12  11  0    68       THE GUARDIANS II (479)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STAPLE GUN 6024               9   8  0    66       DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)
 GROBRAUM 8045                10   9  0    64       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 ASSUR 7821                   10  30  2    62       ARROGANCE (347)
 LIPPS MCFRENZY 8373           8   2  1    59       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARY 8168                    10   8  1    53       SHEPHERDS (252)
-ALTON 8297                    5   6  1    50       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 DATA LOSS 8029                4   0  0    49       NEXT GENERATION (547)
-POINT MAN 7450                9   5  0    48       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 CRANKSHAFT 8149               7   3  0    48       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 ADELAIDE 8151                 9  10  0    45       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
-DESTITUTE NOBLE 7817          7   4  1    45       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 KYNISKA 8289                  6   5  0    44       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 QUINTAL 8341                  7   4  1    43       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 SMUNCH 8337                   5   1  0    43       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 TEDDY BEAR MOLLY 8474         4   0  1    43       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 LE PAIN DLG 8016              9  15  0    42       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 TAKOV 7457                    7   9  0    41       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
 BEAST OF THE EAST 3365        5   6  0    40       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 BOSON 7754                    6   9  0    39       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
-RAGEN 7461                    5  10  0    38       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
-WAS THAT EXLAX? 8377          3   0  1    36       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
-ROYCE 7459                    6   6  1    35       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
 MONTPELIER 7962               7   3  0    34       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAST GASP 8405                5   2  0    33       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 LATE LAMB 8504                1   0  1    33       SHEPHERDS (252)
 BILLY THE SQUID 3880          6   3  0    29       SEA DOGS (224)
 NEON NECROMANCER 8454         2   3  0    29       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
-LIL' EVA 8305                 5   3  0    28       THE SHADOWS (574)
 GOKU 8449                     3   3  0    28       WASTELAND (207)
 MUDSTAINED MOURN 8469         2   1  0    27       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 RAMJET 8018                   4   4  1    25       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PREBIRTH 8452                 1   4  1    23       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 OSO OZONE 8412                4   3  0    22       COLD CUTS (615)
 WILL THE BIKER 8290           3   2  0    20       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 BLEDLOW 8482                  2   1  0    20       COLD CUTS (615)
 WANDERING STAR 8310           1   9  0    20       SHEPHERDS (252)
 GREAT WHITE 8473              3   1  0    18       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 BULMA 8475                    2   0  2    17       WASTELAND (207)
 NATCHIOS 8417                 1   0  0    17       MARVELS (616)
 SUNSHINE BUD YELLOW 8410      2   6  0    16       WASTELAND (207)
 HOFFA 8478                    1   2  0    16       ARROGANCE (347)
-BOSTON 8496                   1   0  0    15       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 THE CRUSHER 8050              0   3  0    15       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 SORCIA 8500                   1   0  1    13       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 BILGE RAT 8502                1   0  0    13       SEA DOGS (224)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOC STEELE 8477               2   1  0    11       ARROGANCE (347)
 VIRTUE 8466                   2   2  0     9       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
-ANARCHIST 8391                0   5  0     9       DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (451)
 FOX FACE 8464                 1   4  1     8       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-LACTAID 8467                  1   2  0     8       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 S-MAN 8484                    2   1  0     7       SHEPHERDS (252)
 SCARLET SKARAB 8483           2   1  0     7       BEAST MASTERS (567)
-FAT PHAT 8444                 1   1  0     7       THE SHADOWS (574)
-PATTY PHAT 8445               1   1  0     7       THE SHADOWS (574)
 BOOKIE 8458                   1   4  0     7       ARROGANCE (347)
 'SLOSHERS 8460                1   4  0     7       ARROGANCE (347)
 MAZOOM MILLIE 8456            1   4  0     7       COLD CUTS (615)
 COUNT IN THE CELLAR 8404      0   1  0     7       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 TED BUNDY 8438                0   1  0     7       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
 SINDARION 8499                1   0  0     5       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 SULDAR 8481                   0   1  0     5       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 REMEMBER 2DA 8507             1   0  0     4       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AMBITIOUS GUARD 413    0  1 0   1                   TEDDY BEAR MOLLY 8474 483 NONE    
DOC STEELE 8459        0  2 0 ARROGANCE 347         FOX FACE 8464         480         
NULN 8461              1  1 1 ARROGANCE 347         MIDNIGHT ANGEL 8008   480         
THE CIVET 7878         0  1 0 BEAST MASTERS 567     BULMA 8475            483         
GHOST PIPEFISH 8442    1  1 0 BIG MEAN FISH 171     NULN 8461             479 REVENGED
MOTOR'N MABEL 8508     0  1 0 COLD CUTS 615         SPYMISTRESS SHARD 426 483 NONE    
METALHEAD 8509         0  1 0 COLD CUTS 615         AVENGING ZILTHORN 431 483 NONE    
ECHO 8414              3  3 1 COLD CUTS 615         QUINTAL 8341          482         
HIGH ELF 423           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          MORROCCO MOLE 7654    483 NONE    
HIGH ELF 423           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          LATE LAMB 8504        483 NONE    
GUARDIAN 8447          1  1 0 DOC STEELE FAN CL 451 ALTON 8297            479 NOT REVE
REVENGE 8432           4  3 0 THE GUARDIANS II 479  STONE GOLEM 430       483 NONE    
BEST DESTINY 8383      3  6 0 THE GUARDIANS II 479  BANDIT PRINCESS 429   483 NONE    
GREE-RIVER KILLA 8435  0  1 0 NATURALBORN KILLE 618 BLACK ORC 424         483 NONE    
NIGHTSTALKER 8434      0  1 0 NATURALBORN KILLE 618 WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 483 NONE    
ONE MORE AGAIN 8506    0  1 0 RUN AND HYDE 537      WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 483 NONE    
LUNG COOKIE 8455       2  2 0 RUN AND HYDE 537      SORCIA 8500           483         
MAN OVERBOARD 8503     0  1 0 SEA DOGS 224          BANDIT PRINCESS 429   483 NONE    
MISS TEAK 2759        10 12 2 SEA DOGS 224          HO HUM HO 7884        483 NONE    
BARNACLE BILL 2699    16  8 0 SEA DOGS 224          FREAK 7300            483         
BART 7927             15 15 2 SHEPHERDS 252         PARALLAX 7730         482         
MURADO 8465            0  3 0 THUNDR + LITENING 22  DARK CHAMPION 428     483 NONE    
VLADAMIRA 8497         0  1 0 UNTOUCHABLES 287      SPYMISTRESS SHARD 426 483 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bart -- Looks like you need to find a new headstone. -- Parallax

Dallas -- So, are you saying that you used a TC prize to change your favorites but 
they never actually got changed?  Boy, that would suck. -- Neon

Guardian -- I'm not quite sure what to make of you naming a warrior after me.  Is it 
because you know any warrior named after me is doomed to failure?  (How many Neon 
Necromancers have you seen in AD lately?)  Is it because you intend to send him to 
the Dark Arena?  Does he have a 3 wit?  I am just surprised you didn't use some 
parody like your usual Neon names.  Perhaps you just decided it was time to pay 
homage to such a vastly superior manager.  Yeah, that must be it. -- The Great and 
Powerful Neon Necromancer

Only two TVs from Talcama this tourney?  (Not counting ADM.)  Let's pick it up, 
gentlemen. -- Neon Necromancer

Assur -- Note to self.  To be successful in the Battle Royale, one must not run one's 
team on maintenance.  I wonder if its too late for me to make a come-back? -- Druid

     It depends on where you've gone.

Doc Steele -- Riffle and move, savor the crunchy goodness of a good fight. -- Oso

Data Loss -- Not this time. -- B.

Scarlet Skarab -- Thank the weather for shoddy quality door-framers. -- Millie

Dallas -- Thanks for giving me a shot at the title (I think) -- Morrocco
Mole

All -- Morrocco Mole was an experiment.  That's my only excuse. -- Druid

Neon One -- Why is it that you're always killing off my warriors?  You know how 
annoying that is?!  At least Bart was nothing special -- 10(1)-4(1)-12-17-21-6-16 
24/10/33/21/12/22 -- Assurnasirbanipal

BR Prize note -- The 6 months free play will start 2 turns after the final BR round.  
If Manager were to win this turn, his 6 months would start on turn 485. -- Assur

Staple Gun -- That fight was embarrassing all around, but mostly to me.  Whatever 
made me think I should try to swing that sword of mine? -- Barnacle Bill

It's good to know I can at least beat the Veteran Mercenary. -- Miss Teak

This went much better than my triumphant 0-5 return to Bonsur. -- One Armed Bandit

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

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?]

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MORROCCO MOLE viciously butchered HIGH ELF in a 5 minute Dark Arena fight.
REVENGE was killed by STONE GOLEM in a 4 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
BEST DESTINY was slain by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
MURADO was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
LATE LAMB delivered the death blow upon HIGH ELF in a 3 minute Dark Arena brawl.
GREE-RIVER KILLA was dispatched by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NIGHTSTALKER was butchered by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
ONE MORE AGAIN was dealt death by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 2 minute competition.
VLADAMIRA was slaughtered by SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MOTOR'N MABEL was slaughtered by SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVERBOARD was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
METALHEAD was assassinated by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
MAZOOM MILLIE was handily defeated by QUINTAL in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud bout.
PARALLAX was subdued by TALON in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's Challenge match.
POOPIEHEAD demolished ASSUR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
FORGED IN L.A. overpowered PURPLE FIREFISH in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
SWEATCAKE was overpowered by FRENCH GRUNT in a 1 minute Challenge Title duel.
VASSAL was devastated by THE ATOMIZER in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ABSOLUTE ZERO was bested by JUST HAD A BIG GULP in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
WIGGLER overpowered MARY in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge bout.
RIMTRUE beat HANNAH in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody mismatched Challenge fight.
SMUNCH narrowly defeated BOSON in a action packed 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
DATA LOSS narrowly defeated ADELAIDE in a action packed 7 minute Challenge fray.
LIPPS MCFRENZY devastated BEAST OF THE EAST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
RAMJET was overpowered by NEON NECROMANCER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
LAST GASP savagely defeated MONTPELIER in a action packed 7 minute Challenge fight.
THE CRUSHER was narrowly defeated by OSO OZONE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
WILL THE BIKER vanquished BOOKIE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
BLEDLOW overcame VIRTUE in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
WANDERING STAR was overcome by BILLY THE SQUID in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
MUDSTAINED MOURN overpowered SUNSHINE BUD YELLOW in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
BRICKTOP unbelievably bested GOUT GOUT in a 7 minute brutal veteran's fray.
CADEX CFM was subdued by P'TIT GARS in a exciting 3 minute veteran's fight.
MISS TEAK was killed by HO HUM HO in a 1 minute expert's bout.
PICKLE JUICE savagely defeated MIDNIGHT ANGEL in a popular 2 minute expert's contest.
BARNACLE BILL was savagely slain by FREAK in a exciting 4 minute master's match.
JOCK defeated KYNISKA in a 1 minute match.
GROBRAUM savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute veteran vs. beginner conflict.
LE PAIN DLG was viciously subdued by CRANKSHAFT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
TAKOV overcame GOKU in a exciting 1 minute duel.
TEDDY BEAR MOLLY savagely slew AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gruesome battle.
'SLOSHERS was vanquished by BILGE RAT in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
FOX FACE was handily defeated by GREAT WHITE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
LUNG COOKIE was slain by SORCIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's brawl.
BULMA put to death THE CIVET in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
DOC STEELE beat COUNT IN THE CELLAR in a 2 minute novice's fight.
HOFFA defeated S-MAN in a 3 minute novice's duel.
SCARLET SKARAB was beaten by NATCHIOS in a 2 minute novice's fray.
SULDAR was overcome by SINDARION in a 2 minute novice's duel.
TED BUNDY was narrowly defeated by REMEMBER 2DA in a 4 minute novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         AIMED BLOW        35 -  24 -  6      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         WALL OF STEEL     51 -  53 -  1      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  23 -  4      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         TOTAL PARRY       61 -  66 -  3      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         SLASHING ATTACK   35 -  38 -  2      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         LUNGING ATTACK    67 -  75 -  3      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         BASHING ATTACK    48 -  59 -  5      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  19 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  33 -  4      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  23 -  0      41  |

Turn 483 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:

AIMED BLOW         6 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  5         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  8         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  5     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  6         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  5         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FRENCH GRUNT 7981          16  10  0  136 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
LUNGING ATTACK   FREAK 7300                 18  10  3  121 RUN AND HYDE (537)
TOTAL PARRY      BRICKTOP 7955              16   8  0  105 WASTELAND (207)
STRIKING ATTACK  PARALLAX 7730              10   5  4  100 MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
WALL OF STEEL    GOUT GOUT 7948             15  14  0   94 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
PARRY-LUNGE      SWEATCAKE 8217             10   7  1   92 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
AIMED BLOW       RIMTRUE 8382                4   1  0   80 THE BIKE SHOP (293)
SLASHING ATTACK  POOPIEHEAD 8295            10   5  0   70 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
BASHING ATTACK   KYNISKA 8289                6   5  0   44 UNTOUCHABLES (287)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PICKLE JUICE 7741.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LAST GASP 8405.  The ten other most popular fighters were ADELAIDE 8151, 
FREAK 7300, PARALLAX 7730, BEST DESTINY 8383, RIMTRUE 8382, PICKLE JUICE 7741, ONE 
MORE AGAIN 8506, GROBRAUM 8045, REVENGE 8432, and SMUNCH 8337.

The least popular fighter this week was REMEMBER 2DA 8507.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BRICKTOP 7955, TED BUNDY 8438, HOFFA 8478, FOX FACE 8464, 
'SLOSHERS 8460, GOKU 8449, LE PAIN DLG 8016, SUNSHINE BUD YELLOW 8410, BOOKIE 8458, 
and RAMJET 8018.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FRENCH GRUNT (18-7981) BIG MEAN FISH (171)

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

MORROCCO MOLE (18-7654) BEAST MASTERS (567)
TALON (18-7782) GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
HO HUM HO (18-7884) CENTER FOR OLDS (108)