DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/17/2005    Duedate: 01/29/2005

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-501

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BRICKTOP
WASTELAND (207)
(18-7955) [25-17-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MEET DEATH                     CHARLIE MANSON
INANIMATE TOFU (331)           NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
(18-4854) [14-14-0,154]        (18-8437) [4-1-0,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ADELAIDE                       MEET DEATH
PENTARCHIE-18 (508)            INANIMATE TOFU (331)
(18-8151) [16-21-0,85]         (18-4854) [14-14-0,154]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PENTARCHIE-18 (508)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. UNTOUCHABLES (287)          44
2. WASTELAND (207)             38      HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
3. BIG MEAN FISH (171)         37      Unchartered Team
4. ARROGANCE (347)             31
5. STREET PIZZA (106)          31NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)      102  56  3 64.6   1/ 1 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)       9  4 0
 2/ 1 NEXT GENERATION (547)    159 113  9 58.5   2/ 4*NATURALBORN KILLER (618)  9  6 1
 3/ 3*NATURALBORN KILLER (618)  11   9  1 55.0   3/ 5 NEXT GENERATION (547)     8  4 0
 4- 2 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   982 857 %122 53.4   4/11 RUN AND HYDE (537)        8  5 1
 5- 4 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493) 119 107  7 52.7   5/ 9 WASTELAND (207)           8  5 0
 6- 5*FUNKY FOLK III (625)      14  13  2 51.9   6/ 6 BIG MEAN FISH (171)       7  6 1
 7- 6 HERMETICS (379)           86  81  2 51.5   7/ 2 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     7  8 0
 8/ 8 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    588 559 32 51.3   8/ 8 SHEPHERDS (252)           7  8 0
 9/ 9 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    847 815 53 51.0   9/ 3 INANIMATE TOFU (331)      6  5 0
10/ 7 SEA DOGS (224)           135 131  8 50.8  10/12 STREET PIZZA (106)        5  4 1
11/10 WASTELAND (207)          559 565 40 49.7  11/13*VINCERE AUT MORI (626)    5  9 0
12/11 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      564 610 33 48.0  12/ 7 SEA DOGS (224)            5 10 0
13/12 STREET PIZZA (106)       621 707 44 46.8  13/15 ARROGANCE (347)           4  8 0
14/13 RUN AND HYDE (537)        84 102 10 45.2  14/10 COLD CUTS (615)           4 11 0
15/14 SHEPHERDS (252)          535 676 30 44.2  15/20 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        3  7 0
16/15 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)      218 281  8 43.7  16-16 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    2  2 0
17/16 INANIMATE TOFU (331)      99 130  7 43.2  17-19*VENDETTA INC (628)        2  3 0
18/17 UNTOUCHABLES (287)       160 217 13 42.4  18/ 0 HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)       2  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18*STRETSAMLEUD (619)         2   3  0 40.0  19-18*STRETSAMLEUD (619)        2  3 0
20/19 ARROGANCE (347)          380 602 27 38.7  20-14*FUNKY FOLK III (625)      2  4 1
21/21*VINCERE AUT MORI (626)    13  21  0 38.2  21-17 HERMETICS (379)           1  0 0
22/20 COLD CUTS (615)           44  76  4 36.7  22/23*OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  1  7 0
23-22*VENDETTA INC (628)         3   7  0 30.0  23-21 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  0  6 0
24/23*OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)   1   7  0 12.5  24/22 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     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

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RECORD DURING TALCAMA'S FIRST 500 TURNS

Style             Record (1)        Win %  Kill % (2)
Total Parry       3147-2302-53      57.8   2.16
Wall of Steel     3056-2959-131     50.8   5.42
Lunger            5129-5253-371     49.4   8.55
Parry Strike      1753-1932-62      47.6   5.90
Slasher           2592-2862-188     47.5   8.34
Parry Lunger      1979-2413-111     45.1   7.40
Aimed Blow        1526-1909-83      44.4   6.85
Striker           2690-3557-240     43.1   10.72
Basher            2171-3275-186     39.9   11.27
Parry Riposte     1041-1601-47      39.4   5.83
TOTALS            25084-28063-1472  47.2   7.39

(1) Kills not included for first 47 turns
(2) Kill % is Kills/Wins (Again, doesn't include first 47 turns)

RECORD DURING TURNS 451 THROUGH 500
Style             Record        Win %  Kill %
Total Parry       376-293-12    56.2   3.19
Aimed Blow        155-135-14    53.4   9.03
Wall of Steel     230-217-10    51.5   4.35
Parry Lunger      98-108-6      47.6   6.12
Slasher           156-201-10    43.7   6.41
Striker           169-229-29    42.5   17.16
Lunger            358-488-18    42.3   5.03
Basher            221-309-22    41.7   9.95
Parry Strike      76-115-5      39.8   6.58
Parry Riposte     65-112-7      36.7   10.77

-- compiled by Assurnasirbanipal

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                              BATTLE ROYAL 4 PREVIEW

The Battle Royal 4 begins next turn--502.  The full rules and information can be
found at http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4, but if you don't have internet
access, this spotlight should be mostly complete:

The following managers/teams should be considered entered.  If you aren't on this
list, it would be a good idea to put in a personal ad next turn, even if you have
already announced--I missed it (unless you announced this turn).  If you are on this
list, you need to do nothing more than fight!  Also, if you are in the contest, these
teams may not be avoided next turn.  They are ENTERED!

    Doc Steele (Thundr + Litening)
    Assurnasirbanipal (Shepherds)
    Applejack (Cold Cuts)
    Goat (Vendetta Inc)
    Angus (Untouchables)
    Talon Darkhart (Naturalborn Killers)
    Tripwire (Of Wolf and Man II)
    Hammer (Aim Fatal Hammerz)
    Jekyll (Run and Hyde)
    The Upright Man (Street Pizza)
    Floyd (Adjectives? -- If he isn't using Adjectives, he'll need to announce his
          team)

RULES:
NO AVOIDING BR TEAMS - REPORT IS CHECKED BY ASSUR EVERY TURN!

All teams in Talcama eligible, but only one team per manager.  If a manager has more
than one team in the arena, non-BR teams may not challenge BR contest warriors for
the duration of the contest.  Teams in the contest MAY NOT avoid other teams in the
contest.  However, you MAY avoid teams that aren't participating in the contest.
Scoring begins on the turn you announce entry into the BR.  Scoring only counts
against other BR participants.  Your score is Wins + Kills - Losses.  First team to
25 points wins!

Failure to comply with these rules will result in ineligibility for the winning prize
and eventually removal from the BR!

All disputes to be resolved by Assur and/or RSI.

PRIZES
(1) Winning Prize
     6 Months free play in Talcama for winning team
     One +1 bonus prize (up to max for warrior)
     One time damage bump prize (up to max for warrior)
     One Knowledge of Favorites Prize (only on warrior with 5 or more FE)
     One Minor Stat Switch Prize (2 points can be moved on new rollup from one stat
          to another)
     Rename One Dark Arena Creature in DM 18

(2) Endurance Prize (all teams can win this)
    To be eligible, team must fight 90% of the possible fights available.  These
    fights do not have to be contest scoring fights and can include Dark Arenas.  For
    example:  If the contest lasts 26 turns, there are 5*26=130 possible fights your
    team could have been in.  If your team participated in 90% of those fights (117
    for our example), they win this prize.
      One +1 bonus prize (up to max for warrior)
***Subject to RSI approval, new teams entering Talcama within the first 3 turns can
   count from the turn they enter (because of the short notice)

-- All prizes must be used within 2 turns of contest end. (Except stat-switch has 3
   month period)
-- All prizes must be used within DM 18
-- RSI has final judgement/authority on how prizes work and are administered

ENJOY! -- ASSUR

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 513): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): PROWESS of KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 518): WOLF SPIDER of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 514): DREAMER of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 513): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 517): STEAL SHANK of DARK PENNACLE (Dincuru Feadagnor, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 514): BENDER of BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 509): LADY DIVAN of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 500): MEET DEATH of INANIMATE TOFU (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): TIMBER LION of WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 464): BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 203): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 450): BOZO of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 399): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 190): DAROSHTAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 178): LONDON QUIREBOY of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 392): DARK GUMBY of WASTELAND II from BONSUR (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 513): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 518): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 514): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 513): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 517): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 514): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 509): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 500): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): none
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 464): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 203): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 450): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 399): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 190): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 178): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 392): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 513): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): FORMIDABLE of KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
                           YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
                          FROSTY of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
                           I SEE SOUNDS of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
               (turn 498): GINA TAILIA of FEVER PITCH (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): DONNA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 462): KORRIBIE of JINDA-BAN (Nick, 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.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings Talcama!  I sit here despite a loss to Bricktop due to my high experience
in the arena.  I have but one more turn as duelmaster to gain enough political points
to advance to the Isle.  Talon is worried because I'm running in the challengers
tournament and I did die once.  I hope I don't die again.  But that has happened
before (his warrior Cancer Rat, died twice and came back twice, now retired in ADM)
and I will tempt the fates.  If I am here next turn it will be a grand celebration.

Meet Death
Defender of the League Arcane

                                      SPY REPORT

     The commission, wanting to make amends for last turn's recognition point
scandal, scheduled a rematch for the throne, but this time the winner would be
assured the top spot.  And while MEET DEATH could claim he was tired from traveling
and fighting all weekend, it doesn't change the fact that BRICKTOP has beaten him
twice in a row.  BRICKTOP has always talked trash on the sands, but I think I heard a
bit more in his voice this time.  Afterwards, I thought they were going to have to
call in the guards to get BRICKTOP to leave the sands and stop flaunting his victory.
And in a somewhat uncharacteristic move, MEET DEATH is the one who gets invited to
ADM.  Usually, you see the new Duelmaster get his invite.  I guess MEET DEATH likes
doing everything backwards.  Congratulations to BRICKTOP, our brick on top!
     Congratulations also to PARALLAX and MEET DEATH who brought home tournament
victor awards from the tournament.  Both were promptly granted induction to the Isle.
Also gaining immortality is CESIUM of the newly rejoined HEAVYMETAL KIDS.  He's
waited a long time for this day, for if you notice, his ID number is quite low (but
the lowest belongs to his teammate, THE WIMP, who I've heard is anything but).
HEAVYMETAL KIDS were the fourth team chartered into Talcama and obviously have not
put in the same time as some of the younger teams.  But they are back and have joined
the Battle Royal, which begins next turn!  They also took the chartered top team
award!  The only other team achievement to note is PENTARCHIE 18's current top team
award, gained by edging out NATURALBORN KILLERS on the virtue of having fewer losses.
     Up challengers went 3-0, down challengers went 4-3, and even challengers went
1-1.  Thirteen warriors moved up a recognition class and five moved down a class.
MEET DEATH, while moving down a class, gained 13 points for his loss and easily is
the top warrior in recognition.  I guess when you've got so much experience and then
you add a bunch more in a tournament, you are forced to have a ton of recognition
points.
     In addition to the hottest warriors on the sands, DAVE and LE PAIN DLG who over
the last ten turns have gone 8-2 and 7-3 (better than any others), we have several
undefeated streaks going on.  On the top of the list is LEONIDAS who has pulled off
nine straight victories.  Next, but at the bottom of the rankings, up is MR THIRD
TIME, winning his seventh straight.  The only other warrior to increase an undefeated
start is BIP, winning number five, while STU PENDOUS and LONGSHOT were inactive.  I
do notice that at least three of these warriors will bring these precious records
into the Battle Royal, so we'll see how long they continue.
     And on the eve of the Battle Royal, killing is back in style!  After two kills
last turn, three warriors fell this turn.  The most notable is OSO OZONE, a veteran
of COLD CUTS, who was slain by BARBU.  TIBERIUS, while not all that good, was at
least a bit seasoned on the sands but saw his career ended short by TED BUNDY.  The
final death was a MOOPS!  SQUEEKY FROHM and his teammates weren't expecting it!
Which means both COLD CUTS and NATURALBORN KILLERS will be seeking two replacements
each for the start of the Battle Royal!  I, for one, am looking forward to doing the
reports again.  It has been a good break, but I'm ready to start again.  Hopefully
ASSUR will provide his magical scoring program ready to go in time!
     Speaking of ASSUR, his team, SHEPHERDS, was once again the most avoided team.
And who avoided him the most?  Why, his own warriors!  What a farce.  Perhaps he was
trying to hide his avoids to UNTOUCHABLES, the second most avoided team (and the most
avoided team if you take away ASSUR's own avoids), with three avoids from ASSUR's
teams, SHEPHERDS and NEXT GENERATION.  BOOKIE was again the most challenged warrior,
and COUNT IN THE CELLAR's TV challenge was again the one that made it through.  But
there was a change, because BOOKIE won this time.  Hurray for BOOKIE!
     Next turn, of course, starts one of the fiercest contests known to Alastari.
The Battle Royal.  We'll see you then! -- Sherik

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRICKTOP 7955                25  17  0   120       WASTELAND (207)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEET DEATH 4854              14  14  0   154       INANIMATE TOFU (331)
-SMUNCH 8337                  11   1  0   114       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-FORGED IN L.A. 7433          18  19  0   111       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 BULMA 8475                   13   6  2   109       WASTELAND (207)
 GOKU 8449                    13  11  0   109       WASTELAND (207)
 WILL THE BIKER 8290          10   4  0   109       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 CORAL BEAUTY 7315            21  16  0   104       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-QUINTAL 8341                 14   4  1   104       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 STEEL BREEZE 331             18   9  1    92       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASSUR 7821                   15  43  2    90       ARROGANCE (347)
 BARBU 8549                   11   6  1    90       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 LE PAIN DLG 8016             19  23  1    89       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 WANDERING STAR 8310          10  18  2    87       SHEPHERDS (252)
 CESIUM 321                   18  10  0    85       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 ADELAIDE 8151                16  21  0    85       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 LEONIDAS 8537                 9   0  0    78       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 GROBRAUM 8045                20  17  0    77       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-DREADNAUGHT 6426             11   2  1    77       INANIMATE TOFU (331)
 THE WIMP 319                 20   9  1    70       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 BILLY THE SQUID 3880         16   8  0    68       SEA DOGS (224)
 LA TOUR 8525                  8   7  0    68       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 DATA LOSS 8029               11   4  0    67       NEXT GENERATION (547)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PREBIRTH 8452                 5   5  1    65       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 SALT 8532                     8   6  0    64       SEA DOGS (224)
 BOOKIE 8458                   9  14  0    61       ARROGANCE (347)
 SORCIA 8500                   6   5  1    61       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 DAVE 8535                    14   3  0    60       SHEPHERDS (252)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAST GASP 8405                9   4  0    55       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 THE CRUSHER 8050              5   7  0    52       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 STICKLEBACK 8561              8   8  0    51       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-ALTON 8297                    7   9  1    50       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 MASTHEAD 8603                 4   6  0    47       SEA DOGS (224)
 SINDARION 8499               11   6  1    46       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 BLOWN AWAY 8636               6   3  0    44       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 BIP 8665                      5   0  0    44       STREET PIZZA (106)
 'SLOSHERS 8460                7  16  0    41       ARROGANCE (347)
 SOLSBURY HILL 8558            3   2  0    41       STREET PIZZA (106)
-EXOS KNIGHT 5335             10  10  0    40       HERMETICS (379)
 COUNT IN THE CELLAR 8404      4   3  0    40       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 WOMAN AT THE WELL 8583        6   8  0    39       SHEPHERDS (252)
 CHARLIE MANSON 8437           4   1  0    38       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
-TOFU OF CARNAGE 7442          4   1  0    37       INANIMATE TOFU (331)
 ODDLY SHAPED BOOB 8531        9   8  0    35       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 PLANKWALKER 8604              6   4  1    35       SEA DOGS (224)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STU PENDOUS 8597              5   0  0    35       FUNKY FOLK III (625)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BREAKERFALL 8505              4   2  1    33       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 HOFFA 8478                    5  16  0    31       ARROGANCE (347)
-ARMAND VAN HELDEN 6498        4   5  0    31       INANIMATE TOFU (331)
-LONGSHOT 8666                 4   0  0    31       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 TED BUNDY 8438                2   2  1    30       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
 URANIUM 657                   7   4  1    26       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 CRESCENT SNAPPER 8644         4   6  1    25       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 CHARNEL 8575                  3   1  0    25       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 THE GREAT ZAMBONI 8647        5   4  0    24       COLD CUTS (615)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISS ASSIST 8658              4   4  1    23       COLD CUTS (615)
 BILGE RAT 8655                4   4  0    23       SEA DOGS (224)
 CASTOR 8672                   3   4  0    22       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 BARITUS 8674                  2   5  0    22       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 MR THIRD TIME 8668            7   0  0    21       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-ROBIN BANKS 8691              2   2  1    19       FUNKY FOLK III (625)
 CARBON 14 1355                2   0  0    19       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 HUMBUG HARRY 8738             1   1  0    18       COLD CUTS (615)
-LACTAID 8467                  2   6  0    17       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 TWASALONGNIGHT 8654           4   4  0    16       WASTELAND (207)
 MOOPS! 8662                   3   2  1    16       STREET PIZZA (106)
-VIC TORIOUS 8601              3   1  0    14       FUNKY FOLK III (625)
-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)
 SENECA VARRUS 8793            1   0  0    12       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 CHUNKY SUPERDUDE 8693         3   2  0    11       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-DOC SIK. V.I. 8685            1   1  0    11       VENDETTA INC (628)
-AARDVARK KILLA 8704           1   2  0    11       INANIMATE TOFU (331)
-NAMELESS ASPIRANT#2 7631      2   1  0    10       HERMETICS (379)
-KEY STATS=41 8489             1   0  0    10       STRETSAMLEUD (619)
 FEAR 8715                     1   0  0     8       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 MERVYN 8750                   1   1  0     7       RUN AND HYDE (537)
-TOKER. V.I. 8688              1   1  0     7       VENDETTA INC (628)
 MARY ANN COTTON 8792          1   0  0     6       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
-ASURION 8607                  1   1  0     4       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-NAMELESS ASPIRANT 3 8380      1   1  0     4       HERMETICS (379)
-ACE 8378                      1   1  0     4       HERMETICS (379)
 DOWN W SICKNESS 8714          0   2  0     4       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 EL SUCKO 8794                 1   0  0     3       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 VIOLENCE FETISH 8713          0   2  0     2       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 VOICES 8712                   0   2  0     2       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
-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)
-SUBURBAN GIANT 8486           0   1  0     1       STRETSAMLEUD (619)
 PEACOCK SOLE 8753             0   1  0     1       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 SARAH 8768                    0   1  0     1       SHEPHERDS (252)
-ARAKEN 8730                   0   1  0     1       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-WEREBEAVER 8485               0   1  0     1       STRETSAMLEUD (619)
 STUPIFY 8711                  0   1  0     1       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WORTHLESS CRAP 8641    6  4 0 CENTER FOR OLDS 108   BANDIT PRINCESS 429   501 NONE    
LITTLE LINOLEUM 8716   0  3 0 COLD CUTS 615         MOUNTAIN TROLL 422    501 NONE    
OSO OZONE 8412         9 15 0 COLD CUTS 615         BARBU 8549            501         
JOHN WAYNE GACEY 8436  2  1 0 NATURALBORN KILLE 618 STONE GOLEM 430       501 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SQUEEKY FROHM 8516     1  2 0 NATURALBORN KILLE 618 MOOPS! 8662           501         
FELL DOWN WELL 8767    0  1 0 SHEPHERDS 252         WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 501 NONE    
OH... HERE'S TAL 8664  2  3 0 STREET PIZZA 106      BREAKERFALL 8505      500         
REGIS 8627             3  7 0 UNTOUCHABLES 287      WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 501 NONE    
DRAGOON 8766           0  1 0 UNTOUCHABLES 287      STONE GOLEM 430       501 NONE    
TIBERIUS 8673          2  5 0 VINCERE AUT MORI 626  TED BUNDY 8438        501         
SERACEA 8670           2  4 0 VINCERE AUT MORI 626  ROBIN BANKS 8691      500         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

So...what happened while we were away? -- Heavymetal Kids

Chunky Superdudue -- It was a good fight.  Kinda surprised me.  Maybe I got lucky. --
Baritus Barren Blade

Tofu of Carnage -- AWG!  My head still hurts! -- Seracea Barren Blade

Longshot -- I guess 3rd time isn't a charm! -- Toker, mgr. Vincere Aut Mori

Twasalongnight -- How's the arm?  I really hope it isn't broken. -- Tiberius (Barren
Blade)

All -- I declare Vincere Aut Mori to be entered into the Battle Royal 4. -- Toker
(V.A.M.)

TDH -- Welcome to Talcama!  It should prove interesting to have such an enthusiastic
personality among us old timers.  Good luck in the Battle Royal.  Why the name
change? -- Doc Steele

Hammer -- Welcome to Talcama, and good luck in the Battle Royal. -- Doc Steele

Tripwire -- Welcome back, and good luck in the Battle Royal. -- Doc Steele

Jekyll -- Good luck in BR4. -- Doc Steele

All -- My team is set, barring a tourney death, for the BR4.  Due to future timing of
Mail Ins and not wanting to waste what few fights warriors get these days
Thundr+Litening will be inactive until the BR4 begins. -- Doc Steele

All -- Happy Turn 500 Anniversary!  I can't believe I missed the turn. -- Doc Steele

All -- I hereby declare my intention to participate in the Battle Royal.  The Sea
Dogs are ready to fight! -- One Armed Bandit

Probably a darn fool thing to do, but count us in for the Battle Royal.  Considering
how much I've forgotten you should all consider it a gift. -- Moribund, Heavymetal
Kids' Manager

Stickleback -- Finders Keepers. -- Miss Assist

John Wayne Gacey -- Stirrin Around. -- Humbug Harry

Dave -- Warning, that ugly looking critter is dangerous. (quit looking around, I'm
talking about you, squidbrain)-- The Great Zamboni

Grobraum -- Naturalist-born you ever seed...and you survived, juuuuuust.  It's even
money I'll hit even money. -- Oso Ozone, coming into his own.

Mr Third Time -- Ploop ploop and de-bloop. <dang> -- Little Lil

All -- A thought for BR-4.  An opponent at six o'clock is better than no opponent at
all. -- Applejack

Congratulations to the TV's!
     Tarad, Iron Princess, Skylas Takarin, Severus Snape, Vigo, Wiggler, Meet Death,
and especially Parallax (so close)!  Not our best showing, but not bad given the 81
participants.

Talon Darkhart -- Welcome, but since you'll be partaking of the Battle Royal, I will
give you my condolences, for you're about to experience a contest the likes of which
you've never been in before! -- Assur

The Great Zamboni -- Maybe next time. -- Dave

Assur -- Please enter Vincere Aut Mori into the Battle Royale; thank you. -- Dark
Knight Toker

Hoffa -- Thanks for the learns.  I needed 'em!  Maybe things will be different next
time. -- Castor, Barren Blade (D.E.)

Bilge Rat -- I guess that makes us one and one.  You taught well!  Thanks. --
Baritus, Barren Blade V@U

Chunky Superdude -- It was a good fight.  Kinda surprised me.  Maybe I got lucky. --
Baritus Barren Blade

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WORTHLESS CRAP was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 4 minute fight.
REGIS was narrowly killed by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
JOHN WAYNE GACEY was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
LITTLE LINOLEUM was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute fight.
FELL DOWN WELL was killed by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute competition.
DRAGOON was slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena struggle.
COUNT IN THE CELLAR was overpowered by BOOKIE in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
WILL THE BIKER overpowered ASSUR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
GOKU vanquished LE PAIN DLG in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
WANDERING STAR vanquished SALT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LEONIDAS overpowered DATA LOSS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
ODDLY SHAPED BOOB was beaten by 'SLOSHERS in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
DAVE narrowly defeated BLOWN AWAY in a 3 minute bloody Challenge competition.
TED BUNDY delivered the death blow upon TIBERIUS in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
BREAKERFALL demolished MISS ASSIST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
CASTOR outwaited HOFFA in a tiring 12 minute gruesome Challenge conflict.
MR THIRD TIME luckily beat DOWN W SICKNESS in a 4 minute Challenge struggle.
MERVYN lost to BILGE RAT in a exciting 5 minute Challenge fray.
MEET DEATH was unbelievably bested by BRICKTOP in a 5 minute master's Title brawl.
CORAL BEAUTY demolished GROBRAUM in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CESIUM was overpowered by BULMA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
OSO OZONE was executed by BARBU in a 1 minute uneven fight.
THE WIMP was subdued by INNOCENT BYSTANDER in a 2 minute bout.
STEEL BREEZE overcame INNOCENT BYSTANDER in a action packed 1 minute duel.
BILLY THE SQUID was bested by ADELAIDE in a popular 2 minute gory veteran's bout.
LA TOUR won victory over SINDARION in a 1 minute match.
LAST GASP defeated MASTHEAD in a popular 2 minute gory duel.
PLANKWALKER was demolished by SORCIA in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
THE CRUSHER vanquished BARITUS in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
WOMAN AT THE WELL was overcome by STICKLEBACK in a 1 minute bloody bout.
BIP vanquished THE GREAT ZAMBONI in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SOLSBURY HILL overpowered URANIUM in a popular 1 minute brutal uneven duel.
CHARLIE MANSON demolished CRESCENT SNAPPER in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
TWASALONGNIGHT was beaten by HUMBUG HARRY in a 3 minute gruesome bout.
MOOPS! savagely slew SQUEEKY FROHM in a 2 minute gruesome contest.
CHARNEL overpowered VIOLENCE FETISH in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
CHUNKY SUPERDUDE was subdued by SENECA VARRUS in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
VOICES was unbelievably bested by MARY ANN COTTON in a 3 minute novice's fight.
CARBON 14 handily defeated PEACOCK SOLE in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
FEAR savagely defeated SARAH in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal novice's duel.
STUPIFY was viciously subdued by EL SUCKO in a slow 11 minute brutal novice'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       35 -  25 -  3      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         AIMED BLOW        36 -  29 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      9         TOTAL PARRY       51 -  45 -  3      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         LUNGING ATTACK    74 -  86 -  3      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  35 -  3      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    42 -  54 -  1      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  36 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  19 -  1      34  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  42 -  2      28  |

Turn 501 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         4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     6 -  7         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  9         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  4     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  4         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BRICKTOP 7955              25  17  0  120 WASTELAND (207)
AIMED BLOW       BULMA 8475                 13   6  2  109 WASTELAND (207)
STRIKING ATTACK  WILL THE BIKER 8290        10   4  0  109 NEXT GENERATION (547)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CORAL BEAUTY 7315          21  16  0  104 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
WALL OF STEEL    STEEL BREEZE 331           18   9  1   92 HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
BASHING ATTACK   BARBU 8549                 11   6  1   90 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
LUNGING ATTACK   GROBRAUM 8045              20  17  0   77 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
PARRY-LUNGE      BILLY THE SQUID 3880       16   8  0   68 SEA DOGS (224)
PARRY-STRIKE     PLANKWALKER 8604            6   4  1   35 SEA DOGS (224)
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 BILGE RAT 8655, 
MASTHEAD 8603, ADELAIDE 8151, VOICES 8712, FEAR 8715, DOWN W SICKNESS 8714, BRICKTOP 
7955, MOOPS! 8662, REGIS 8627, and DRAGOON 8766.

The least popular fighter this week was HOFFA 8478.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EL SUCKO 8794, STUPIFY 8711, CASTOR 8672, MERVYN 8750, CHUNKY SUPERDUDE 
8693, VIOLENCE FETISH 8713, CRESCENT SNAPPER 8644, URANIUM 657, THE GREAT ZAMBONI 
8647, and WOMAN AT THE WELL 8583.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MEET DEATH (18-4854) INANIMATE TOFU (331)
CESIUM (18-321) HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
PARALLAX (18-7730) MAD SCIENTISTS (75)