DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/03/2005    Duedate: 01/15/2005

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-500

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MEET DEATH
INANIMATE TOFU (331)
(18-4854) [14-13-0,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MEET DEATH                     BARITUS
INANIMATE TOFU (331)           VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
(18-4854) [14-13-0,141]        (18-8674) [2-4-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ADELAIDE                       MEET DEATH
PENTARCHIE-18 (508)            INANIMATE TOFU (331)
(18-8151) [15-21-0,74]         (18-4854) [14-13-0,141]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PENTARCHIE-18 (508)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WASTELAND (207)             48
2. PENTARCHIE-18 (508)         30      NEXT GENERATION (547)
3. NEXT GENERATION (547)       29      Unchartered Team
4. INANIMATE TOFU (331)        27
5. RUN AND HYDE (537)          25NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 NEXT GENERATION (547)    157 111  9 58.6   1/ 1 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)      10  4 0
 2- 3 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   982 857 %122 53.4   2/ 3 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     8  6 0
 3/ 1*NATURALBORN KILLER (618)   8   7  0 53.3   3/ 9 INANIMATE TOFU (331)      8  7 0
 4/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493) 119 107  7 52.7   4/ 8*NATURALBORN KILLER (618)  7  4 0
 5/ 9*FUNKY FOLK III (625)      14  13  2 51.9   5/13 NEXT GENERATION (547)     7  5 0
 6/ 7 HERMETICS (379)           86  81  2 51.5   6/ 2 BIG MEAN FISH (171)       7  6 0
 7/ 5 SEA DOGS (224)           134 127  8 51.3   7/ 4 SEA DOGS (224)            7  8 0
 8/ 6 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    588 558 32 51.3   8/ 7 SHEPHERDS (252)           7  8 0
 9/ 8 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    845 812 53 51.0   9/14 WASTELAND (207)           6  8 0
10/10 WASTELAND (207)          556 564 40 49.6  10/ 5 COLD CUTS (615)           6  9 0
11/11 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      561 608 32 48.0  11/19 RUN AND HYDE (537)        5  4 1
12/12 STREET PIZZA (106)       618 709 43 46.6  12/ 6 STREET PIZZA (106)        5  7 0
13/14 RUN AND HYDE (537)        81 101 10 44.5  13/10*VINCERE AUT MORI (626)    5 10 0
14/13 SHEPHERDS (252)          533 673 30 44.2  14/15*FUNKY FOLK III (625)      4  6 1
15/15 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)      216 279  8 43.6  15/18 ARROGANCE (347)           4  8 0
16/17 INANIMATE TOFU (331)      99 129  7 43.4  16-12 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    3  5 0
17/16 UNTOUCHABLES (287)       158 214 13 42.5  17/16 HERMETICS (379)           2  3 0
18-19*STRETSAMLEUD (619)         2   3  0 40.0  18-20*STRETSAMLEUD (619)        2  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 ARROGANCE (347)          378 600 27 38.7  19-17*VENDETTA INC (628)        2  3 0
20/21 COLD CUTS (615)           43  72  4 37.4  20/11 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        2  7 0
21/18*VINCERE AUT MORI (626)    11  19  0 36.7  21/22 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  0 11 0
22-22*VENDETTA INC (628)         3   7  0 30.0  22/21 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     0  3 0
23/ 0*OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)   0   3  0  0.0  23/ 0*OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  0  3 0
24-24*RUST DEMONS (623)          0   2  0  0.0  24-23*RUST DEMONS (623)         0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 512): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 397): YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 513): KURT RAMBIS of PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 512): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 513): GOKU of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 508): CYCLONE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 498): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 472): TIMBER LION of WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 463): BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 449): BOZO of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 398): SPIDER-MAN of WENSINWASIN M.H. (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 189): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): SVAD BONEGRIN of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 348): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 154): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 391): TUM of FROM THE FACE from TALCAMA (Shocking Toad, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 512): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 397): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 513): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 512): JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 513): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 508): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 498): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 472): WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 463): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 449): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 398): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 189): KATHOUSE (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 348): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 154): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 391): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
                          FROSTY of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 512): EXCURSION of BLADES OF MIST (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
                           GROTESQUE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                           SYNDICATE of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 507): GRACIE of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
                           LUNELLE of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 498): GINA TAILIA of FEVER PITCH (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 462): KORRIBIE of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 201): LAHRS ENNY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               ANGELOST of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 397): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 188): CERISA of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): SVAD BONEGRIN of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
                          SLIPPERY NIPPLE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
                          FLAMING DRAMBUIE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 176): PLAGUEBEARER of SHADOWLAND (DeGotti, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

As this is the end of Mary's career, I find it only appropriate that I be the one who
writes the column this turn, while she prepares for her final fight (in the Dark
Arena).  WOS's are either easy or I have a knack for getting them to perform.  Mary
was mediocrity at its best, yet she did very well here in Talcama.  11(1)-13-11-17-
15-3-15, skills before this turn at 28/9/32/24/20/11, completely mode.  Faves of
HI/VL BA, Slash tactic.  So she is the Shepherd's second (and possibly last) WOS
grad.

Turn 500 is upon us.  Hard to believe Talcama has been here more than 19 years!  And
many of us have been here for the majority of the time....  Doc Steele was here on
Turn 1, with his current team.  I got here on turn 18, ran up a bunch of fights and
did the restart thing on turn 172.  Suave started turn 34, followed soon after by The
Upright Man on turn 43 (and Suave restarted with Centerfolds (now appropriately
Center for Olds) on turn 44.  Then came the I.T. alliance, all having false starts,
but coming on turns 116, 134, and 138, and respectively coming with their current
teams with Big Wave Dave on turn 127, Jolly on turn 149, and The Muffin Man on turn
145.  One Armed Bandit was the surprise next entry on turn 152 and Angus on turn 191.
And I took a huge hiatus from the arena during perhaps the biggest days of the arena,
during which time we gained Talon Volksie (229), A-Sop (242), and Talon Darkhart
(281).  What a history we've got!  Hopefully I'll be able to start sharing some of
this history again.  With Sherik doing the majority of the BR scoring/reporting, I
hope to be able to spend time compiling and bringing more of this history to the
newsletter.  It has become a major undertaking, though, with some 500 newsletters to
rifle through.  Next turn I will hopefully bring the 500 turn report (similar to the
RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS in the newsletter, but covering over 19 years rather
than 6 months)

But it is wonderful to share this arena with all of you, new and old.  We are Talcama
and the name it has is because of each of us.  Happy 500th!  Maybe I can write the DM
Column on Talcama's 1000th, too!  Heck, maybe I'll just recycle this column,
especially if we're all still around!

Good day and good dueling! -- Assurnasirbanipal

                                      SPY REPORT

     With MARY departing Talcama, the fans were very happy to hear that the top two
contenders for the throne would face each other.  The commission honored BRICKTOP's
challenge to MEET DEATH.  MEET DEATH gave everything he could to the fight and the 
sold out crowds got their money's worth.  In the end, though, BRICKTOP emerged
victorious, scumming his way to the top.  Only problem was that he didn't end up on
top!  In a classic commission nightmare, BRICKTOP was unable to earn enough
recognition points to pass MEET DEATH's minimum total.  THE MUFFIN MAN watched
helplessly as MEET DEATH was crowned Duelmaster of Talcama for turn 500!  His appeals
were useless, but I'm guessing BRICKTOP will be making a similar challenge next turn.
     And apparently, BRICKTOP wasn't the only commission headache this turn.
SHEPHERDS received the most avoids this turn, but 4 came from SHEPHERDS' warriors
themselves.  The other 4 came from WASTELAND warriors, but it was a bit of a fiasco,
albeit a small one.
     Those were the only hiccups in the fighting this turn, though.  WASTELAND was
perfect at 4-0.  INANIMATE TOFU was almost perfect at 4-1, with their only loss in
the title fight (but they got the title anyway).  In spite of their wins, PENTARCHIE-
18 easily kept the current top team award with 10 wins.  WASTELAND did take the team
on the move award.  'SLOSHERS was the most challenged warrior this turn and faced
WOMAN AT THE WELL, with the WOMAN winning in 2 minutes.  Challengers won 2/3 of their
fights this turn, whether up or down.  14 warriors moved up a recognition class and 6
moved down.
     As I mentioned last turn, there haven't been many deaths in Talcama recently.
This turn, there were 2 recorded.  ROBIN BANKS killed SERACEA and BREAKERFALL killed
OH... HERE'S TALCAMA.  Both initiates with losing records, so no great loss for
either of their managers.  Our hottest warrior list remains as last turn.  DAVE and
LE PAIN DLG are the warriors to beat right now.  They've both gone 8-2 over the last
ten turn.
     These warriors may be hot, but there are others that have never been defeated.
LONGSHOT and STU PENDOUS did not fight this turn, but MR THIRD TIME did fight this
turn and won number 6.  With only 19 recognition, he's managed to avoid the
commission's eyes and will continue to fight the younger, less experienced Initiates
as he continues his quest to remain undefeated.  Meanwhile, LEONIDAS won number 8
this time out and will likely come back with some tournament experience as well
before trying for number 9!
     OF WOLF AND MAN II came in to join the BATTLE ROYAL, starting early to get some
essential training in before the contest starts.  But there is a contest which comes
first which many are excited about.  The Winter Tournament will be held just before
the fighting next turn.  It came quickly this year, but it is here.  And as usual, I
will do my best to pick Talcama's top prospects.  It is tough to argue with success
and so I must pick MEET DEATH and CORAL BEAUTY in the Challengers tournament.  They
both recently came back from the dead Challengers tournament on their own merits and
so I expect they'll both do well in a living Challengers tourney.  The Champions
tournament is a much different tournament than the Adepts, but I'll go ahead and give
nods to both GOKU and QUINTAL, who are ready for Champs after great showings last
time in Adepts.  From my musings, I don't see any Adepts that are ready, but
DREADNAUGHT, if he was classed as an Adept, would my pick.  LEONIDAS let me down last
time in Apprentices, but he gets another pick in Initiates, as he remains undefeated
here in Talcama.  And to finalize my picks, I'll go with LONGSHOT in Apprentices.
Unfortunately, I did not have enough time to evaluate all of you, but I feel as
comfortable as I usually do with these picks.
     Oh, and TALON DARKHART, I thank you for the words of encouragement.  I do my
best (and often I feel I do a miserable job), but being better than the pre-
fabricated spy reports by the commission lackeys is SUCH an easy job that it makes my
job all the easier!  Cheers until next time!

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEET DEATH 4854              14  13  0   141       INANIMATE TOFU (331)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SMUNCH 8337                  11   1  0   114       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 BRICKTOP 7955                24  17  0   113       WASTELAND (207)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FORGED IN L.A. 7433          18  19  0   111       NEXT GENERATION (547)
-QUINTAL 8341                 14   4  1   104       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 LE PAIN DLG 8016             19  22  1   103       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 WILL THE BIKER 8290           9   4  0   101       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 CORAL BEAUTY 7315            20  16  0    98       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 GOKU 8449                    12  11  0    96       WASTELAND (207)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASSUR 7821                   15  42  2    89       ARROGANCE (347)
 OSO OZONE 8412                9  14  0    88       COLD CUTS (615)
 BULMA 8475                   12   6  2    86       WASTELAND (207)
 DREADNAUGHT 6426             11   2  1    77       INANIMATE TOFU (331)
 GROBRAUM 8045                20  16  0    76       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 WANDERING STAR 8310           9  18  2    75       SHEPHERDS (252)
 ADELAIDE 8151                15  21  0    74       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 SALT 8532                     8   5  0    74       SEA DOGS (224)
 BILLY THE SQUID 3880         16   7  0    67       SEA DOGS (224)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DATA LOSS 8029               11   3  0    66       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 LA TOUR 8525                  7   7  0    66       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 BARBU 8549                   10   6  0    65       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-PREBIRTH 8452                 5   5  1    65       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 LEONIDAS 8537                 8   0  0    62       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 COUNT IN THE CELLAR 8404      4   2  0    62       NEXT GENERATION (547)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVE 8535                    13   3  0    55       SHEPHERDS (252)
 MASTHEAD 8603                 4   5  0    54       SEA DOGS (224)
-SORCIA 8500                   5   5  1    52       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
-ALTON 8297                    7   9  1    50       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 WOMAN AT THE WELL 8583        6   7  0    46       SHEPHERDS (252)
 THE CRUSHER 8050              4   7  0    45       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 LAST GASP 8405                8   4  0    43       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 STICKLEBACK 8561              7   8  0    43       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 PLANKWALKER 8604              6   3  1    42       SEA DOGS (224)
 BLOWN AWAY 8636               6   2  0    42       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 WORTHLESS CRAP 8641           6   3  0    41       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-EXOS KNIGHT 5335             10  10  0    40       HERMETICS (379)
 SINDARION 8499               11   5  1    39       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 BOOKIE 8458                   8  14  0    38       ARROGANCE (347)
 TOFU OF CARNAGE 7442          4   1  0    37       INANIMATE TOFU (331)
 ODDLY SHAPED BOOB 8531        9   7  0    35       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 'SLOSHERS 8460                6  16  0    35       ARROGANCE (347)
-STU PENDOUS 8597              5   0  0    35       FUNKY FOLK III (625)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE GREAT ZAMBONI 8647        5   3  0    33       COLD CUTS (615)
 ARMAND VAN HELDEN 6498        4   5  0    31       INANIMATE TOFU (331)
-LONGSHOT 8666                 4   0  0    31       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 HOFFA 8478                    5  15  0    30       ARROGANCE (347)
 CRESCENT SNAPPER 8644         4   5  1    28       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 BARITUS 8674                  2   4  0    28       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 SOLSBURY HILL 8558            2   2  0    28       STREET PIZZA (106)
 TED BUNDY 8438                1   2  0    27       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
 CHARLIE MANSON 8437           3   1  0    26       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISS ASSIST 8658              4   3  1    22       COLD CUTS (615)
 BREAKERFALL 8505              3   2  1    22       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 TWASALONGNIGHT 8654           4   3  0    21       WASTELAND (207)
 BIP 8665                      4   1  0    20       STREET PIZZA (106)
 MR THIRD TIME 8668            6   0  0    19       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBIN BANKS 8691              2   2  1    19       FUNKY FOLK III (625)
 CHARNEL 8575                  2   1  0    19       RUN AND HYDE (537)
-OXIDATION 8571                0   2  0    18       RUST DEMONS (623)
-LACTAID 8467                  2   6  0    17       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 ARMINIUS 8671                 3   3  0    16       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 REGIS 8627                    3   6  0    15       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 VIC TORIOUS 8601              3   1  0    14       FUNKY FOLK III (625)
 JOHN WAYNE GACEY 8436         2   0  0    14       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
 MERVYN 8750                   1   0  0    14       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 BILGE RAT 8655                3   4  0    13       SEA DOGS (224)
-NOSTRA. V.I. 8687             1   1  0    13       VENDETTA INC (628)
-SULDAR 8731                   1   0  0    13       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-DEAD 8487                     1   0  0    12       STRETSAMLEUD (619)
-DOC SIK. V.I. 8685            1   1  0    11       VENDETTA INC (628)
 AARDVARK KILLA 8704           1   2  0    11       INANIMATE TOFU (331)
 CHUNKY SUPERDUDE 8693         3   1  0    10       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 TIBERIUS 8673                 2   4  0    10       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 CASTOR 8672                   2   4  0    10       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 NAMELESS ASPIRANT#2 7631      2   1  0    10       HERMETICS (379)
-KEY STATS=41 8489             1   0  0    10       STRETSAMLEUD (619)
 MOOPS! 8662                   2   3  0     9       STREET PIZZA (106)
-TOKER. V.I. 8688              1   1  0     7       VENDETTA INC (628)
-ASURION 8607                  1   1  0     4       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 SQUEEKY FROHM 8516            1   1  0     4       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
-NAMELESS ASPIRANT 3 8380      1   1  0     4       HERMETICS (379)
-ACE 8378                      1   1  0     4       HERMETICS (379)
 LITTLE LINOLEUM 8716          0   2  0     3       COLD CUTS (615)
-B.J. 8379                     0   2  0     2       HERMETICS (379)
-WASBY. V.I. 8686              0   2  0     2       VENDETTA INC (628)
-GOAT. V.I. 8689               0   2  0     2       VENDETTA INC (628)
 VIOLENCE FETISH 8713          0   1  0     1       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 DOWN W SICKNESS 8714          0   1  0     1       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
-SUBURBAN GIANT 8486           0   1  0     1       STRETSAMLEUD (619)
-ARAKEN 8730                   0   1  0     1       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-WEREBEAVER 8485               0   1  0     1       STRETSAMLEUD (619)
 VOICES 8712                   0   1  0     1       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 HUMBUG HARRY 8738             0   1  0     1       COLD CUTS (615)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SPACIOUS WASTE 8751    0  1 0 CENTER FOR OLDS 108   DARK CHAMPION 428     500 NONE    
DEAN ISLE 8719         0  2 0 FUNKY FOLK III 625    STONE GOLEM 430       500 NONE    
GENE E. OLOGY 8626     2  2 0 FUNKY FOLK III 625    CRESCENT SNAPPER 8644 496 NOT REVE
LIZZIE BORDEN 8517     1  1 0 NATURALBORN KILLE 618 MOUNTAIN TROLL 422    500 NONE    
IGUANA 8749            0  1 0 RUN AND HYDE 537      STONE GOLEM 430       500 NONE    
MARY 8168             19 16 1 SHEPHERDS 252         ARENAMISTRESS FYL 427 500 NONE    
FOLLOWER 8718          0  2 0 SHEPHERDS 252         BLACK ORC 424         500 NONE    
OH... HERE'S TAL 8664  2  3 0 STREET PIZZA 106      BREAKERFALL 8505      500         
Y 8739                 0  1 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 6 493 DARK CHAMPION 428     500 NONE    
YY 8741                0  1 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 6 493 ARENAMISTRESS FYL 427 500 NONE    
Z 8740                 0  1 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 6 493 AVENGING ZILTHORN 431 500 NONE    
FERGS 8737             0  1 0 UNTOUCHABLES 287      STONE GOLEM 430       500 NONE    
SERACEA 8670           2  4 0 VINCERE AUT MORI 626  ROBIN BANKS 8691      500         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Goat, V.I. -- First of all, thank you on the good fight.  *blush*   A girl does the
best she can, ya know?  And to the name...yea, I know it doesn't match.  It's the
boss man's idea.  Something about all us dancers got to take on serial killer names
as stage names...or something like that.  I really don't know what he's talkin about
but everyone on the Naturalborn Killers team is a girl who doubles as a dancer down

at Bookie's Brothel.  (corner of 5th and Steele Ave, come check it out)  I might even
give ya a lap dance if you're good.... *evil grin* -- Charlie Manson
P.S.  Feel free to challenge whenever you want, a win's a win.

Assurnasircan'tremembertherestibal -- Well, you talked me into here now let's see if
I can make at least a decent showing. -- Talon Darkhart

Talcama -- Congrats on turn 500!!!  I hadn't even realized I was showing up at such
an event's passing but I'm glad to be here none the less!!  I will be representing
the kLk faction of the Illuminati alliance and the Naturalborn Killers guild in the
upcoming Battle Royal.  Most of you know me as Bookie but I've changed my manager
name recently so I'll respond to either but I prefer.... -- Talon Darkhart or simply
TDH
P.S.  Good luck to you all (except against me). *grin*

You know, after seeing the handwritten spy report in this arena I have got to say
that it is ssoooooooooooo much better then the pre-fabricated ones.  I really like
that.  Is this the only basic arena with it's own spy report?  I may just stick
around just for the better spy reports in here.... *grin* -- TDH

Doc Steele -- Hello, Doc.  Look's like we finally get to share a basic arena for a
while.  Good luck to you and I'm glad I finally made it over to 'your house'.  (I'd
still love to see you in 36!!) -- Bookie/Talon Darkhart
P.S.  Looks like you're getting close to cracking 1000 wins.  Geezus Froth'n Christ!!
That's unreal....

Congratulations to Dreadnaught.  I'm very surprised to see that somebody held six
minutes on the sands against my weightlifter Quintal! -- Le Pentarque, by the way
very happy with this Christmas mood turn

I am here for the BR4 Contest. -- Tripwire, Of Wolf and Man II

Key Stats = 41 -- If that's a no-fooler then the boss says I should'a had you beat
like a drum.  He says he "didn't know I could look so bad, but the day's young."
Guess that means it's back to the practice yard. -- Little Lil.

Toker. V.I. -- Ugly is as ugly does.  I about snuck my feets off.  But attend.  I
figure the Head-Cheese's meter'n up a blower.  Diggin up trade, as it were.  Stick
around. -- Miss Assist

Coral Beauty -- It's a fish.  And it's got a bite.  You too be around in a few, and
we'll groove ona rematch. -- Oso Ozone

Armand Van Helden -- Did you know I'm really...Dr. Zamboni?  Yes that Dr. Zamboni,
and I still have a cure for everybody of whatever ails them.  Just step onto the
sands, I mean...my office.  Now, I know frauds abound.  But *wink* I really am the
real McCoy.  Really.  The proofs in the teaching. -- The Great Zamboni

Talcama -- There's fireworks over tha Tower Bridge.  And # 500's gonna kick off a new
year.  Year of the Tower...long live the Tower. -- Applejack n' Cold Cuts

Talcama Toughies -- Just selected a stable to send to DM 18 for the upcoming Battle
Royale hosted by Assur.  They should arrive in time for the opening round! -- Hammer
P.S. to Assur:  Please list AIM FATAL HAMMERZ in the official Battle Royale Roster.
Plan to participate on a regular basis unless I am forced to deactivate them for my
summer vacation!

Assur -- I hereby announce my participation into the Battle Royal. -- Jekyll, Run and
Hyde

The Battle Royal is coming fast.  I hope to have some surprises, but we'll see about
those!  The first turn is 502, but obviously because of the way it works, it isn't a
great penalty to start a few turns late.... -- Assur

Salt -- Thanks. -- Mary

LA Tour -- You're really annoying me. -- Assur

Crescent Snapper -- Historically, I was always the one fighting the bully, not being
it, but I guess Assur forgot that part, the idiot he is. -- Dave

Bricktop -- Wow, you're quite the teacher! -- Will

Barbu/BWD -- Battle of the Giants -- Wandering Star/Assur

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War!  However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance name and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
         (DM #47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     A.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     B.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
Special Conditions:
     A.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     B.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2;
     C.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong; I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10!
     D.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     E.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MARY was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS FYLOR in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FOLLOWER was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
LIZZIE BORDEN was easily killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DEAN ISLE was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
Y was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
YY was murdered by ARENAMISTRESS FYLOR in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
Z was slaughtered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FERGS was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena match.
SPACIOUS WASTE was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
IGUANA was assassinated by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena melee.
COUNT IN THE CELLAR vanquished BOOKIE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BRICKTOP luckily beat MEET DEATH in a popular 4 minute expert's Challenge Title duel.
WILL THE BIKER overpowered ASSUR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
BULMA overpowered ADELAIDE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
OSO OZONE devastated GROBRAUM in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
GOKU demolished SALT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
LEONIDAS overcame WORTHLESS CRAP in a 2 minute gory Challenge conflict.
WOMAN AT THE WELL won victory over 'SLOSHERS in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
THE GREAT ZAMBONI was bested by DAVE in a action packed 5 minute Challenge duel.
MISS ASSIST was devastated by STICKLEBACK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
REGIS was overpowered by ARMAND VAN HELDEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ARMINIUS was beaten by TWASALONGNIGHT in a exciting 1 minute Challenge bout.
MR THIRD TIME luckily beat LITTLE LINOLEUM in a 2 minute bloody Challenge conflict.
SERACEA was butchered by ROBIN BANKS in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge bout.
BARITUS demolished BILGE RAT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
CORAL BEAUTY slimly lost to LE PAIN DLG in a 3 minute master's fray.
DREADNAUGHT defeated LA TOUR in a popular 3 minute match.
WANDERING STAR was savagely defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute veteran's duel.
DATA LOSS defeated MASTHEAD in a exciting 3 minute bout.
BILLY THE SQUID won victory over THE CRUSHER in a action packed 1 minute bout.
CRESCENT SNAPPER was overcome by TOFU OF CARNAGE in a 1 minute bout.
LAST GASP overcame SOLSBURY HILL in a 2 minute brutal master vs. beginner bout.
SINDARION was overpowered by BARBU in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PLANKWALKER handily defeated CHARLIE MANSON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ODDLY SHAPED BOOB subdued CHARNEL in a 2 minute fight.
BLOWN AWAY overpowered BIP in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HOFFA outlasted CASTOR in a monotonous 14 minute bloody fray.
TIBERIUS was vanquished by TED BUNDY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MOOPS! was luckily beaten by VIC TORIOUS in a exciting 4 minute amateur's match.
CHUNKY SUPERDUDE defeated DOWN W SICKNESS in a 2 minute novice's match.
AARDVARK KILLA handily defeated VOICES in a 1 minute uneven match.
OH... HERE'S TALCAMA was killed by BREAKERFALL in a 1 minute beginner's bout.
SQUEEKY FROHM was overpowered by MERVYN in a 3 minute one-sided competition.
JOHN WAYNE GACEY viciously subdued HUMBUG HARRY in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
NAMELESS ASPIRANT#2 unbelievably bested VIOLENCE FETISH in a 3 minute amateur's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         PARRY-LUNGE       31 -  22 -  2      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         TOTAL PARRY       52 -  45 -  3      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         AIMED BLOW        34 -  31 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     10         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  32 -  3      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         LUNGING ATTACK    73 -  83 -  2      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK    38 -  53 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  19 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  34 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  42 -  4      29  |

Turn 500 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  6         3  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        8 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  7         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  5     LUNGING ATTACK     4 - 12         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  5         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MEET DEATH 4854            14  13  0  141 INANIMATE TOFU (331)
TOTAL PARRY      BRICKTOP 7955              24  17  0  113 WASTELAND (207)
STRIKING ATTACK  WILL THE BIKER 8290         9   4  0  101 NEXT GENERATION (547)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CORAL BEAUTY 7315          20  16  0   98 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
AIMED BLOW       GOKU 8449                  12  11  0   96 WASTELAND (207)
PARRY-LUNGE      BILLY THE SQUID 3880       16   7  0   67 SEA DOGS (224)
BASHING ATTACK   BARBU 8549                 10   6  0   65 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
PARRY-STRIKE     PLANKWALKER 8604            6   3  1   42 SEA DOGS (224)
WALL OF STEEL    SINDARION 8499             11   5  1   39 UNTOUCHABLES (287)
SLASHING ATTACK  TOFU OF CARNAGE 7442        4   1  0   37 INANIMATE TOFU (331)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ADELAIDE 8151.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MEET DEATH 4854.  The ten other most popular fighters were WANDERING STAR 8310, 
MOOPS! 8662, VIOLENCE FETISH 8713, THE GREAT ZAMBONI 8647, DAVE 8535, LA TOUR 8525, 
MASTHEAD 8603, LEONIDAS 8537, CORAL BEAUTY 7315, and ODDLY SHAPED BOOB 8531.

The least popular fighter this week was HOFFA 8478.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CASTOR 8672, HUMBUG HARRY 8738, MERVYN 8750, VOICES 8712, TIBERIUS 
8673, CHARLIE MANSON 8437, SINDARION 8499, CRESCENT SNAPPER 8644, BILGE RAT 8655, and 
REGIS 8627.

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

MARY (18-8168) SHEPHERDS (252)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes