DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/14/2005    Duedate: 02/26/2005

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-503

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BULMA
WASTELAND (207)
(18-8475) [15-6-2,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BULMA                          EBERRON
WASTELAND (207)                RILL'S GENCON SC (659)
(18-8475) [15-6-2,130]         (18-8848) [1-0-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ADELAIDE                       MEPHISKAPHELES
PENTARCHIE-18 (508)            SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
(18-8151) [17-22-0,89]         (18-8779) [0-2-0,6]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WASTELAND (207)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RILL'S GENCON SC (659)      51
2. SOLE BROS. (629)            51      HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
3. BIG MEAN FISH (171)         50      Unchartered Team
4. SHEPHERDS (252)             43
5. HELTER SKELTER (655)        41      RILL'S GENCON SC (659)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*RILL'S GENCON SC (659)     4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 WASTELAND (207)          10  4 0
 2/ 4*ARGONAUTS (658)            7   3  1 70.0   2/ 7*VINCERE AUT MORI (626)    9  4 0
 3/ 2 HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)      106  62  3 63.1   3/ 2 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     8  7 1
 4/ 0*SOLE BROS. (629)           3   2  0 60.0   4/ 9 BIG MEAN FISH (171)       8  7 1
 5- 5 NEXT GENERATION (547)    162 113  9 58.9   5/ 8*NATURALBORN KILLER (618)  8  7 1
 6/ 3*KOTOR (624)               11   8  0 57.9   6/16*ARGONAUTS (658)           7  3 1
 7/ 8*NATURALBORN KILLER (618)  16  14  1 53.3   7/ 3 RUN AND HYDE (537)        7  6 1
 8/ 6 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   984 863 %122 53.3   8/10 SEA DOGS (224)            7  8 0
 9/ 0 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    58  51  5 53.2   9/13 COLD CUTS (615)           7  8 0
10/ 7 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493) 119 112  7 51.5  10/11 STREET PIZZA (106)        6  7 1
11/10 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    593 564 32 51.3  11/26 HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)       6  9 0
12/12 SEA DOGS (224)           141 135  8 51.1  12- 4 NEXT GENERATION (547)     5  2 0
13/11 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    853 819 54 51.0  13/31*HELTER SKELTER (655)      5  5 0
14/31*HELTER SKELTER (655)       5   5  0 50.0  14/24*SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)      5  5 0
15/25*SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)       5   5  0 50.0  15/17 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     5  6 0
16/ 1*HELLBOURNE (653)           4   4  0 50.0  16/ 6 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)       5  6 0
17/13 WASTELAND (207)          566 568 40 49.9  17/ 0*RILL'S GENCON SC (659)    4  1 0
18/15 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      569 615 33 48.1  18/15*HELLBOURNE (653)          4  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/14 FUNKY FOLK III (625)      15  17  2 46.9  19/21*KOTOR (624)               4  5 0
20/16 STREET PIZZA (106)       624 714 44 46.6  20/30*CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)     4  6 1
21/18*VINCERE AUT MORI (626)    20  23  0 46.5  21/ 5 INANIMATE TOFU (331)      4  6 0
22/17 RUN AND HYDE (537)        88 107 11 45.1  22/18 ARROGANCE (347)           4  8 0
23/19 SHEPHERDS (252)          537 684 30 44.0  23/14 SHEPHERDS (252)           4 11 0
24/22 ALCHEMY (443)             56  72  2 43.8  24/12 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        4 11 0
25/20 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)      221 285  8 43.7  25/19*OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  4 11 0
26/21 INANIMATE TOFU (331)     103 135  7 43.3  26/ 0 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    3  2 0
27/23 UNTOUCHABLES (287)       162 225 13 41.9  27/ 0*SOLE BROS. (629)          3  2 0
28/ 0*THE DARK GODS (501)       12  18  2 40.0  28/28 ALCHEMY (443)             3  3 0
29/27 ARROGANCE (347)          382 608 27 38.6  29/22*THE FALLEN (657)          3  7 1
30/28 COLD CUTS (615)           50  80  4 38.5  30/23 THE GRATEFUL UNDEA (566)  3  7 0
31/ 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)   22  36  1 37.9  31/25*A TRIBE CALLED ILL (656)  3  7 0
32/29 THE GRATEFUL UNDEA (566)  39  71  2 35.5  32/ 0*VENDETTA INC (628)        2  3 0
33/ 0*VENDETTA INC (628)         5  10  0 33.3  33/29 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    2  6 0
34/24*THE FALLEN (657)           3   7  1 30.0  34/32*AIM FATAL HAMMERZ (652)   2  8 0
35/26*A TRIBE CALLED ILL (656)   3   7  0 30.0  35/ 0*THE DARK GODS (501)       1  3 0
36/30*OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)   4  14  0 22.2  36/20 FUNKY FOLK III (625)      1  4 0
37/32*CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)      5  19  1 20.8  37/33 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  0  5 0
38/33*AIM FATAL HAMMERZ (652)    2   8  0 20.0  38/ 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)   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

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   BR3 -- Manager

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
  5      7-3-1    0   [P]   Argonauts                Polarius
  4      6-2-0    0   [DT]  Vincere Aut Mori         Dark Knight Toker
  3      4-2-1    0   [MI]  Clan Battleaxe 2         Mithril
  3      3-0-0    0   [R]   Rill's Gencon SC         Rillion
  3      3-0-0    0   [BD]  Big Mean Fish            Big Wave Dave
  2      4-2-0    0   [DG]  Hellbourne               DeGotti
  2      3-1-0    0   [C]   Helter Skelter           Cosmo
  2      3-1-0    0   [F]   Get Outta My Way         Floyd
  1      5-4-0    0   [TD]  Naturalborn Killers      Talon Darkhart
  1      5-4-0    0   [AJ]  Cold Cuts                Applejack
  1      4-3-0    0   [J]   Burn N' Pillage          Jolly
  1      4-3-0    0   [RB]  Ska Robot Army           Rude Buddha
  1      4-3-0    0   [MM]  Wasteland                The Muffin Man
  1      4-4-1    0   [JK]  Run and Hyde             Jekyll
  1      3-2-0    0   [UM]  Street Pizza             The Upright Man
  0      4-4-0    0   [OB]  Sea Dogs                 One Armed Bandit
  0      4-4-0    0   [AS]  Kotor                    Armalias Skyhawk
  0      2-2-0    0   [IL]  A Tribe Called Ill       !ll.kid.k
  -1     3-4-0    0   [TW]  Of Wolf and Man II       Tripwire
  -1     3-5-1    0   [AZ]  The Fallen               Azrael
  -1     2-3-0    0   [A]   Untouchables             Angus
  -1     2-3-0    0   [G]   Vendetta Inc             Goat
  -2     1-3-0    0   [N]   The Dark Gods            Noachian
  -3     3-6-0    0   [SL]  The Grateful Undead      Street Legal
  -4     2-6-0    0   [M]   Heavymetal Kids          Moribund
  -4     2-6-0    0   [AN]  Shepherds                Assurnasirbanipal
  -4     1-5-0    0   [DS]  Thundr + Litening        Doc Steele
  -6     2-8-0    0   [H]   Aim Fatal Hammerz        Hammer
          --      0   [DD]  Dark Forest Inn          Dameon Darkheart

Fight Results for Turn 503
 Baritus [DT] over Bilge Rat [OB]
 Mary Ann Cotton [TD] over Moops! [UM]
 Ariel [AZ] kills Juhani [AS]
 A'Amon [DG] over Violence Fetish [TW]
 Humbug Harry [AJ] over Down W Sickness [TW]
 Fear [TW] over Babbling Banshee [SL]
 Aim To Hurt Hammer [H] over Robosapien [MM]
 Necatus [DT] over Aim To Maim Hammer [H]
 Carth Onasi [AS] over Concrete Connie [P]
 Ghostknife [DS] over Sonova Lich [SL]
 TwasALongNight [MM] over Castor [DT]
 Healthy Helga [AJ] over H. H. Holmes [TD]
 Sassy Sandy [P] kills Skraw [DG]
 Bettie Brownie [P] over Mephiskapheles [RB]
 Cataphasia [RB] over Miss Assist [AJ]
 Crescent Snapper [BD] over Seneca Varrus [DT]
 Bip [UM] over Dave [AN]
 Woman at the Well [AN] over Longshot [DS]
 Speckled Spectre [SL] over Last Gasp [JK]
 Plankwalker [OB] over Charnel [JK]
 Alton [J] over Moldy Mummy [SL]
 Wandering Star [AN] over Leonidas [A]
 The Wimp [M] over Prebirth [J]
 Bulma [MM] over Billy The Squid [OB]
 Aim To Fame Hammer [H] over Mervyn [JK]
 Riven [MI] over Galloping Ghost [SL]
 Doc Sik. V.I. [G] over Berchta [N]
 Da Forth [R] over He Loves Me Not [AN]
 Gillette [C] over Ka'Zeen [DG]
 Vorn [MI] kills Aim To Hunt Hammer [H]
 Open Bar [F] over He Loves Me [AN]
 Lizzie Borden [TD] over Suls [MI]
 Green Regent [R] over Wasby. V.I. [G]
 Toker. V.I. [G] over Aim To Burp Hammer [H]
 Linda Lou [P] over Helion [A]
 Lovely Leeza [P] over Asmodel [AZ]
 Hexalus [DT] over Coriel [AZ]
 Sucker Punch [RB] over Schmedrick [AJ]
 Carbon 14 [M] over Hulas [AS]
 Malko [MI] over Jeru Tha Damaja [IL]
 Cerridwen [N] over Suldar [DS]
 Free Porn [F] over Goat. V.I. [G]
 Lactaid [J] over Nostra. V.I. [G]
 HK-47 [AS] over Archor [N]
 Ted Bundy [TD] over Voices [TW]
 Breakerfall [JK] over Uranium [M]
 The Great Zamboni [AJ] over Duergar [N]
 Destitute Noble [F] over Charlie Manson [TD]
 Eberron [R] over Sindarion [A]
 Stickleback [BD] over Was That Exlax? [F]
 Coral Beauty [BD] over Grobraum [J]
 Dark Omen [C] over Evo Warblade [IL]

This Turn's Score:                    Record       Points
P    Polarius                        4-1-1           4
R    Rillion                         3-0-0           3
BD   Big Wave Dave                   3-0-0           3
MI   Mithril                         3-1-1           3
F    Floyd                           3-1-0           2
C    Cosmo                           2-0-0           2
AJ   Applejack                       3-2-0           1
TD   Talon Darkhart                  3-2-0           1
DT   Dark Knight Toker               3-2-0           1
M    The Muffin Man                  2-1-0           1
RB   Rude Buddha                     2-1-0           1
M    Moribund                        2-1-0           1
AS   Armalias Skyhawk                2-2-0           0
J    Jolly                           2-2-0           0
U    The Upright Man                 1-1-0           0
AZ   Azrael                          1-2-1           0
AN   Assurnasirbanipal               2-3-0          -1
G    Goat                            2-3-0          -1
H    Hammer                          2-3-0          -1
DS   Doc Steele                      1-2-0          -1
DG   DeGotti                         1-2-0          -1
OB   One Armed Bandit                1-2-0          -1
JK   Jekyll                          1-3-0          -2
N    Noachian                        1-3-0          -2
T    Tripwire                        1-3-0          -2
IL   !ll.kid.k                       0-2-0          -2
SL   Street Legal                    1-4-0          -3
A    Angus                           0-3-0          -3

Teams in BR (alphabetical)
A Tribe Called Ill, Aim Fatal Hammerz, Argonauts, Big Mean Fish, Burn N' Pillage,
Clan Battleaxe 2, Cold Cuts, Dark Forest Inn, Get Outta My Way, Heavymetal Kids,
Hellbourne, Helter Skelter, Kotor, Naturalborn Killers, Of Wolf and Man II,
Rill's Gencon SC, Run and Hyde, Sea Dogs, Shepherds, Ska Robot Army, Street Pizza,
The Dark Gods, The Fallen, The Grateful Undead, Thundr + Litening, Untouchables,
Vendetta Inc, Vincere Aut Mori, Wasteland

Teams in BR (numerical)
4, 22, 106, 171, 207, 218, 224, 252, 287, 501, 537, 566, 573, 600, 615, 618, 622,
624, 626, 628, 630, 651, 652, 653, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659

                                      SPY REPORT

     LE PAIN DLG sought to take the throne back and challenged BRICKTOP.  They fought
for 9 full minutes until finally LE PAIN DLG could stand no longer.  BRICKTOP's win
left the throne open for teammate BULMA to step in, after beating BILLY THE SQUID.
LE PAIN DLG also found himself rewarded, as he was given his own call to the Isle of
the Eye to depart after next week's fighting.
     Two of the undefeated warriors saw their first loss on the sands this turn.
LEONIDAS was beaten by WANDERING STAR after winning his first 10 fights and LONGSHOT
was beaten by WOMAN AT THE WELL after a 5 win streak.  MR THIRD TIME continued his
streak with his ninth straight win.  He still remains a challenger initiate, too.
FREE PORN won his fifth fight in as many tries.  And jumping on to the radar scope
for undefeated streaks was HK-47 in his fourth victory without a loss.
     While nobody can argue with an undefeated warrior, no matter how that record is
gotten, it might be said that fighting ten turns in a row and remaining 'hot' is even
harder.  The hottest warriors on the sands is BARBU, who has gone 8-2 in the last ten
turns.  LE PAIN DLG, STICKLEBACK, and THE GREAT ZAMBONI have also been impressive
over the past ten turns by going 7-3 each.
     Six teams went 4-1 this turn.  Congratulations to each of them!  RILL'S GENCON
SC (in their debut), ARGONAUTS, HEAVYMETAL KIDS, HELTER SKELTER, WASTELAND, and BIG
MEAN FISH.  Also entering the sands this turn was SOLE BROS.  Welcome all.  The
Battle Royal appears to be drawing a lot of interest here in Talcama!  Only time will
show how things pan out for all.
     SKA ROBOT ARMY was the most challenged warrior, but held his own by defeating
challenger SCHMEDRICK in a quick one minute fight.  Avoids?  What are those?  This is
the Battle Royal, so there were all of eight avoids registered from 5 warriors (3
different teams) out of the 169 warriors that fought.  Since WASTELAND received two
avoids, they get the dubious honor of being the most avoided team.  I guess when a
team has the top three warriors in the arena, people decide to avoid them!
     That is all for this turn.  I hope my tardiness doesn't affect you managers
getting your paperwork! -- Sherik

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULMA 8475                   15   6  2   130       WASTELAND (207)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOKU 8449                    15  11  0   121       WASTELAND (207)
-WILL THE BIKER 8290          11   4  0   116       NEXT GENERATION (547)
-SMUNCH 8337                  11   1  0   114       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-FORGED IN L.A. 7433          18  19  0   111       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 CORAL BEAUTY 7315            22  17  0   107       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 WANDERING STAR 8310          11  19  2   106       SHEPHERDS (252)
-QUINTAL 8341                 14   4  1   104       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 BARBU 8549                   13   6  1   101       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 SPAM GOLEM 5901              18  17  2    98       ALCHEMY (443)
 LE PAIN DLG 8016             20  24  1    95       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 ASSUR 7821                   15  45  2    92       ARROGANCE (347)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADELAIDE 8151                17  22  0    89       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 DREADNAUGHT 6426             13   2  1    83       INANIMATE TOFU (331)
 BILLY THE SQUID 3880         17   9  0    82       SEA DOGS (224)
 STEEL BREEZE 331             19  10  1    80       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 LEONIDAS 8537                10   1  0    80       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 GROBRAUM 8045                20  19  0    79       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 THE WIMP 319                 21  10  1    77       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 LA TOUR 8525                  8   9  0    75       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 ALTON 8297                    9   9  1    68       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 PREBIRTH 8452                 6   6  1    68       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-DATA LOSS 8029               11   4  0    67       NEXT GENERATION (547)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLANKWALKER 8604              8   4  1    65       SEA DOGS (224)
 EBERRON 8848                  1   0  0    65       RILL'S GENCON SC (659)
 STICKLEBACK 8561              9   9  0    63       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 MASTHEAD 8603                 6   6  0    63       SEA DOGS (224)
 SORCIA 8500                   6   7  1    62       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
-COUNT IN THE CELLAR 8404      5   3  0    62       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 GREYHAWK 8846                 1   0  0    60       RILL'S GENCON SC (659)
 SALT 8532                     9   7  0    59       SEA DOGS (224)
-BLOWN AWAY 8636               7   3  0    58       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 DESTITUTE NOBLE 7817         10   5  1    57       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIP 8665                      6   1  0    55       STREET PIZZA (106)
-THE CRUSHER 8050              6   7  0    54       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 DAVE 8535                    14   5  0    51       SHEPHERDS (252)
 THE GREAT ZAMBONI 8647        7   4  0    51       COLD CUTS (615)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SINDARION 8499               12   7  1    50       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 WOMAN AT THE WELL 8583        7   9  0    50       SHEPHERDS (252)
 BOOKIE 8458                  10  15  0    49       ARROGANCE (347)
 MOLDY MUMMY 7643              8  14  0    48       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 'SLOSHERS 8460                8  17  0    47       ARROGANCE (347)
 BEAKER 7338                   5   2  0    47       ALCHEMY (443)
 SPECKLED SPECTRE 7642         9  13  0    46       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 BREAKERFALL 8505              6   2  1    46       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 TAKOV 7457                    7  10  0    40       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
 WAS THAT EXLAX? 8377          5   2  1    40       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 ODDLY SHAPED BOOB 8531       10   9  0    39       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 LAST GASP 8405                9   6  0    39       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 BARITUS 8674                  4   5  0    39       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
-RAGEN 7461                    5  10  0    38       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
 CRESCENT SNAPPER 8644         5   7  1    37       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 LONGSHOT 8666                 5   1  0    36       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 CATAPHASIA 8780               2   0  0    36       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
-ROYCE 7459                    6   6  1    35       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOMUNCULUS 7979               5   3  0    33       ALCHEMY (443)
 HOFFA 8478                    5  18  0    33       ARROGANCE (347)
 ARIEL 8830                    2   0  1    32       THE FALLEN (657)
 TRIGGER HAPPY 8817            2   0  0    32       HELTER SKELTER (655)
 CHARLIE MANSON 8437           4   3  0    31       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
 CHARNEL 8575                  4   2  0    31       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 TWASALONGNIGHT 8654           5   4  0    29       WASTELAND (207)
 DEMENTIA 8788                 2   0  0    29       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
 URANIUM 657                   7   6  1    28       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 RIVEN 8563                    3   3  0    28       CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)
 MARY ANN COTTON 8792          3   0  0    28       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
 LOVELY LEEZA 8840             2   0  0    28       ARGONAUTS (658)
 MR THIRD TIME 8668            9   0  0    27       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 MISS ASSIST 8658              5   5  1    27       COLD CUTS (615)
 ARMAND VAN HELDEN 6498        4   7  0    27       INANIMATE TOFU (331)
 FEAR 8715                     3   0  0    25       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 SASSY SANDY 8837              2   0  1    24       ARGONAUTS (658)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUERGAR 6777                  3   3  1    23       THE DARK GODS (501)
 A'AMON 8806                   2   0  0    23       HELLBOURNE (653)
 TED BUNDY 8438                3   3  1    22       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
 DOC SIK. V.I. 8685            2   1  0    22       VENDETTA INC (628)
 FREE PORN 8546                5   0  0    21       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 TOFU OF CARNAGE 7442          4   3  0    21       INANIMATE TOFU (331)
 CARTH ONASI 8613              3   1  0    21       KOTOR (624)
 MOOPS! 8662                   4   3  1    20       STREET PIZZA (106)
 BERCHTA 6774                  3   3  0    20       THE DARK GODS (501)
 HK-47 8584                    4   0  0    19       KOTOR (624)
 LACTAID 8467                  3   7  0    19       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 BILGE RAT 8655                4   6  0    18       SEA DOGS (224)
 CASTOR 8672                   4   5  0    18       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 CERRIDWEN 6775                3   4  1    18       THE DARK GODS (501)
 DR KNUCKLES 8823              2   0  0    18       A TRIBE CALLED ILL (656)
 AIM TO FAME HAMMER 8800       1   1  0    18       AIM FATAL HAMMERZ (652)
 DARK OMEN 8818                1   1  0    17       HELTER SKELTER (655)
 CHUNKY SUPERDUDE 8693         4   3  0    15       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 AARDVARK KILLA 8704           2   3  0    15       INANIMATE TOFU (331)
 HEALTHY HELGA 8842            2   0  0    15       COLD CUTS (615)
 SENECA VARRUS 8793            2   1  0    15       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 NIKE 8702                     1   0  0    15       SOLE BROS. (629)
 SUCKER PUNCH 8785             1   1  0    15       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
 ARCHOR 6776                   1   5  0    14       THE DARK GODS (501)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GHOSTKNIFE 8759               1   1  0    14       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 VIOLENCE FETISH 8713          1   3  0    13       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
-J'AZIN 8805                   1   0  0    13       HELLBOURNE (653)
 VORN 8873                     1   0  1    12       CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)
 CARBON 14 1355                3   1  0    11       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 GALLOPING GHOST 7931          2   5  0    11       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 STRONTIUM 90 8870             1   0  0    11       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 RED WING 8701                 1   0  0    11       SOLE BROS. (629)
 GREEN REGENT 8850             1   0  0    11       RILL'S GENCON SC (659)
 OPEN BAR 8721                 1   0  0    11       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 LINDA LOU 8839                1   1  0    11       ARGONAUTS (658)
 HUMBUG HARRY 8738             2   2  0    10       COLD CUTS (615)
 BETTIE BROWNIE 8841           2   0  0    10       ARGONAUTS (658)
 TOKER. V.I. 8688              2   1  0    10       VENDETTA INC (628)
 DREW PEA 8765                 1   0  0    10       FUNKY FOLK III (625)
 FILA 8698                     1   0  0    10       SOLE BROS. (629)
 DA FORTH 8845                 1   0  0    10       RILL'S GENCON SC (659)
 MERVYN 8750                   2   2  1     9       RUN AND HYDE (537)
-EURYNOMOS 6778                2   3  0     9       THE DARK GODS (501)
 NECATUS 8852                  2   0  0     9       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 ASURION 8607                  2   2  0     8       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 NOSTRA. V.I. 8687             1   2  0     8       VENDETTA INC (628)
 AIM TO HURT HAMMER 8802       1   1  0     8       AIM FATAL HAMMERZ (652)
 EL SUCKO 8794                 2   1  0     7       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 LIZZIE BORDEN 8863            1   0  0     7       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
 STONEWALL 8866                1   0  0     6       HELTER SKELTER (655)
 MEPHISKAPHELES 8779           0   2  0     6       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
 ROBOSAPIEN 8742               0   2  0     6       WASTELAND (207)
 SULDAR 8731                   1   2  0     5       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 MALKO 8871                    1   0  0     5       CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)
 GILLETTE 8865                 1   0  0     5       HELTER SKELTER (655)
 VOICES 8712                   0   4  0     5       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 EVO WARBLADE 8821             1   1  0     4       A TRIBE CALLED ILL (656)
 BABBLING BANSHEE 8825         1   1  0     4       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 H. H. HOLMES 8826             1   1  0     4       NATURALBORN KILLERS (618)
 DOWN W SICKNESS 8714          0   4  0     4       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 HULAS 8587                    0   4  0     4       KOTOR (624)
 SONOVA LICH 7956              0   4  0     4       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 HEXALUS 8869                  1   0  0     3       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 GOAT. V.I. 8689               0   3  0     3       VENDETTA INC (628)
 WASBY. V.I. 8686              0   3  0     3       VENDETTA INC (628)
 PEACOCK SOLE 8753             0   3  0     3       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 STUPIFY 8711                  0   3  0     3       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 SCHMEDRICK 8843               0   2  0     2       COLD CUTS (615)
 ASMODEL 8834                  0   2  0     2       THE FALLEN (657)
 SULS 8651                     0   2  0     2       CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)
 AIM TO MAIM HAMMER 8799       0   2  0     2       AIM FATAL HAMMERZ (652)
 AIM TO BURP HAMMER 8798       0   2  0     2       AIM FATAL HAMMERZ (652)
 CONCRETE CONNIE 8838          0   2  0     2       ARGONAUTS (658)
 CORIEL 8832                   0   2  0     2       THE FALLEN (657)
 HE LOVES ME 8860              0   1  0     1       SHEPHERDS (252)
 KA'ZEEN 8858                  0   1  0     1       HELLBOURNE (653)
 JERU THA DAMAJA 8878          0   1  0     1       A TRIBE CALLED ILL (656)
 REWARD POINTS! 8851           0   1  0     1       RILL'S GENCON SC (659)
 HE LOVES ME NOT 8859          0   1  0     1       SHEPHERDS (252)
 HELION 8876                   0   1  0     1       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 RY 8872                       0   1  0     1       CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)
 O'REILLY 8867                 0   1  0     1       HELTER SKELTER (655)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CRAP 2 8880            0  1 0 A TRIBE CALLED IL 656 MOUNTAIN TROLL 422    503 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CRAP 1 8879            0  1 0 A TRIBE CALLED IL 656 HIGH ELF 423          503 NONE    
AIM TO HUNT HAMM 8861  0  1 0 AIM FATAL HAMMERZ 652 VORN 8873             503         
AIM TO PAIN HAMM 8801  0  1 0 AIM FATAL HAMMERZ 652 MERVYN 8750           502 JUST REV
DEJA VOODOO 8836       1  1 1 CENTER FOR OLDS 108   ARENAMISTRESS FYL 427 503 NONE    
OSO OZONE 8412         9 15 0 COLD CUTS 615         BARBU 8549            501         
TRAUMIEL 8831          0  2 0 THE FALLEN 657        BANDIT PRINCESS 429   503 NONE    
LAURAEL 8833           1  1 0 THE FALLEN 657        STONE GOLEM 430       503 NONE    
STU PENDOUS 8597       5  1 0 FUNKY FOLK III 625    WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 503 NONE    
VIC TORIOUS 8601       3  2 0 FUNKY FOLK III 625    MOUNTAIN TROLL 422    503 NONE    
BUFFET 8722            0  1 0 GET OUTTA MY WAY 573  ARENAMISTRESS FYL 427 503 NONE    
D'ASIN 8804            0  1 0 HELLBOURNE 653        MOUNTAIN TROLL 422    503 NONE    
SKRAW 8807             1  1 0 HELLBOURNE 653        SASSY SANDY 8837      503         
JUHANI 8614            3  1 0 KOTOR 624             ARIEL 8830            503         
SQUEEKY FROHM 8516     1  2 0 NATURALBORN KILLE 618 MOOPS! 8662           501 JUST REV
SACRIFICE 8868         0  1 0 RUN AND HYDE 537      BANDIT PRINCESS 429   503 NONE    
MONSTER 8864           0  1 0 SKA ROBOT ARMY 651    ARENAMISTRESS FYL 427 503 NONE    
TOE 8700               0  1 0 SOLE BROS. 629        BANDIT PRINCESS 429   503 NONE    
TREAD 8699             0  1 0 SOLE BROS. 629        WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 503 NONE    
SOLSBURY HILL 8558     4  3 0 STREET PIZZA 106      HIGH ELF 423          503 NONE    
HORRID 8874            0  1 0 STREET PIZZA 106      HIGH ELF 423          503 NONE    
WORSE 8875             0  1 0 STREET PIZZA 106      BLACK ORC 424         503 NONE    
OH... HERE'S TAL 8664  2  3 0 STREET PIZZA 106      BREAKERFALL 8505      500         
SL 8856                0  1 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 6 493 MOUNTAIN TROLL 422    503 NONE    
3 8855                 0  1 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 6 493 AVENGING ZILTHORN 431 503 NONE    
P 8854                 0  1 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 6 493 WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 503 NONE    
L 8853                 0  1 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 6 493 BANDIT PRINCESS 429   503 NONE    
Q 8857                 0  1 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 6 493 HIGH ELF 423          503 NONE    
ARAKEN 8730            0  3 0 THUNDR + LITENING 22  BLACK ORC 424         503 NONE    
RELISH 8877            0  1 0 UNTOUCHABLES 287      DARK CHAMPION 428     503 NONE    
SERACEA 8670           2  4 0 VINCERE AUT MORI 626  ROBIN BANKS 8691      500 NONE    
TIBERIUS 8673          2  5 0 VINCERE AUT MORI 626  TED BUNDY 8438        501 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hail Talcama -- We're here and we want in on the Battle Royal contest.  Not that we
expect to win, but we hope to have some fun. -- Noachian, mgr. The Dark Gods

Assur & Everyone else paying attention -- I am officially entering my team, Rill's
Gencon SC, into the Battle Royale. -- Rillion

Battle Royale Rumblers -- Thanks for the Royale Welcome for the Opening Round of the
contest!  Might be another cycle or two before the newsletter arrives overseas in my
possession so I can read the blow by blow accounts of my stable's Opening Round
Losses!  Meanwhile, I will just enjoy reading the contest results online and set my
goal to finish the contest with a positive W/L/K record! -- Hammer
P.S.  My Dead Warrior AIM TO PAIN HAMMER was a 9-5-9-17-12-17-15 Striker for those of
you who would like to know her starting stats!

Seen at the local tavern:  Heavymetal Kids with helmets in hands, begging loose
silver so they can buy a clue.  And to think I woke these guys up from an 18 year
slumber for this -- Moribund, who will start mocking others as soon as he gets half a
chance

Violence Fetish -- Like that, did ya?  Violence by the boatload.  Bah! -- Humbug
Harry

Ghostknife -- Have you tried the beer down at the Net n' Trident?  Put it back in the
horse, I say. -- Helga (HH)

H.H. Holmes -- That beer thirved at the Net n' Trident ith real horth pith all right.
What...I didn't thay I didn't like it. -- Schmedrick (I)

All -- Dat's da onlyest fighter I ever met what couldn't pronounce his own name. --
Applejack

Hulas -- Strange moniker for such a monster -- Miss Assist

Stickleback -- You put the right-fore "Meeean" in Big Mean Fish. -- The Great Zamboni

TDH -- Talon Darkheart it is then.  Enjoy Talcama. -- Doc Steele

Armalias -- I understand being busy and having a hard time keeping up with Duel2.
The same thing happens to me in Arena 11, because it is due in the middle of the
week.  I hope you manage to find time to play consistently here. -- Doc Steele

TDH -- Not a problem.  Fire away. -- TUM

Street Legal -- We, the managers of Vedett@ United offer our condolence to Mr Hammes
family and friends. -- Goat

Araken -- I enjoyed the skills.  I will surely need them soon. -- Fear

El Sucko and Center -- For some reason I simply KNEW you were in the contest.  Lo and
behold you're not, thankfully!  No more challenges for you! -- Stupify

Humbug Harry -- Now that rating was very unexpected, but welcome. -- Violence Fetish

Chunky and Center -- Same message as above.  No more challenges for you! -- Down w
Sickness

Mary Ann Cotton -- Go pick on someone with your own Endurance!  I may have a treat
for you next turn. -- Voices

All -- I'm announcing my entrance into the Battle Royale. -- Big Wave Dave

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

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SOLSBURY HILL was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STU PENDOUS was butchered by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DEJA VOODOO was murdered by ARENAMISTRESS FYLOR in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
ARAKEN was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
TRAUMIEL was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
LAURAEL was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
VIC TORIOUS was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
CRAP 2 was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SL was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
3 was slaughtered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
P was slaughtered by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
L was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MONSTER was executed by ARENAMISTRESS FYLOR in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SACRIFICE was murdered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
HORRID was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena conflict.
D'ASIN was murdered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
Q was executed by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena conflict.
CRAP 1 was assassinated by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
WORSE was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena struggle.
BUFFET was easily killed by ARENAMISTRESS FYLOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena bout.
TOE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
TREAD was slain by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena bout.
RELISH was narrowly killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena bout.
MARY ANN COTTON luckily beat MOOPS! in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Bloodfeud fight.
AIM TO FAME HAMMER devastated MERVYN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud bout.
BULMA vanquished BILLY THE SQUID in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title match.
LE PAIN DLG was outwaited by BRICKTOP in a 9 minute bloody expert's Challenge duel.
SPAM GOLEM luckily beat ADELAIDE in a popular 1 minute veteran's Challenge match.
THE WIMP beat PREBIRTH in a 6 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
WANDERING STAR overpowered LEONIDAS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MOLDY MUMMY was vanquished by ALTON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
PLANKWALKER handily defeated CHARNEL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
SORCIA was beaten by STEEL BREEZE in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
ODDLY SHAPED BOOB lost to 'SLOSHERS in a popular 1 minute Challenge bout.
LAST GASP was savagely defeated by SPECKLED SPECTRE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
LONGSHOT was defeated by WOMAN AT THE WELL in a 2 minute Challenge match.
BIP savagely defeated DAVE in a popular 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
SENECA VARRUS was overpowered by CRESCENT SNAPPER in a 2 minute uneven Challenge bout.
MISS ASSIST was savagely defeated by CATAPHASIA in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
BARITUS devastated BILGE RAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
MR THIRD TIME viciously subdued STUPIFY in a dull 11 minute gory Challenge bout.
SASSY SANDY murdered SKRAW in a 2 minute brutal mismatched Challenge match.
GALLOPING GHOST lost to RIVEN in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
TWASALONGNIGHT beat CASTOR in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
GHOSTKNIFE beat SONOVA LICH in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
CONCRETE CONNIE was savagely defeated by CARTH ONASI in a 2 minute competition.
AIM TO MAIM HAMMER was defeated by NECATUS in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge battle.
AIM TO HURT HAMMER viciously subdued ROBOSAPIEN in a 7 minute Challenge struggle.
FEAR handily defeated BABBLING BANSHEE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DOWN W SICKNESS was luckily beaten by HUMBUG HARRY in a 1 minute competition.
VIOLENCE FETISH was overcome by A'AMON in a exciting 1 minute Challenge match.
ARIEL assassinated JUHANI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
SCHMEDRICK was vanquished by SUCKER PUNCH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
HEALTHY HELGA overcame H. H. HOLMES in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
BETTIE BROWNIE luckily beat MEPHISKAPHELES in a 6 minute amateur's Challenge match.
CORAL BEAUTY demolished GROBRAUM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GOKU overcame ASSUR in a exciting 1 minute master's contest.
BARBU devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory one-sided battle.
DREADNAUGHT bested LA TOUR in a exciting 3 minute match.
WAS THAT EXLAX? was devastated by STICKLEBACK in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
SINDARION was defeated by EBERRON in a 2 minute duel.
DESTITUTE NOBLE devastated CHARLIE MANSON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MASTHEAD handily defeated HOMUNCULUS in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
TAKOV was luckily beaten by BEAKER in a action packed 3 minute brutal fight.
THE GREAT ZAMBONI handily defeated DUERGAR in a popular 1 minute mismatched battle.
BOOKIE devastated TOFU OF CARNAGE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BREAKERFALL viciously subdued URANIUM in a action packed 1 minute gruesome match.
SALT overpowered ARMAND VAN HELDEN in a popular 1 minute one-sided fight.
GREYHAWK vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HOFFA was subdued by TRIGGER HAPPY in a 1 minute gruesome battle.
DEMENTIA defeated CHUNKY SUPERDUDE in a 2 minute fight.
TED BUNDY bested VOICES in a action packed 3 minute match.
ARCHOR was bested by HK-47 in a exciting 3 minute bout.
LACTAID subdued NOSTRA. V.I. in a popular 1 minute bout.
DR KNUCKLES luckily beat AARDVARK KILLA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute fight.
FREE PORN won victory over GOAT. V.I. in a 6 minute struggle.
CERRIDWEN beat SULDAR in a 2 minute conflict.
BERCHTA was demolished by DOC SIK. V.I. in a 1 minute uneven match.
EL SUCKO was outwaited by STONEWALL in a tiring 22 minute novice's battle.
HULAS slimly lost to CARBON 14 in a 1 minute novice's melee.
PEACOCK SOLE was handily defeated by RED WING in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
DARK OMEN narrowly defeated EVO WARBLADE in a exciting 1 minute amateur's bout.
CORIEL was outwaited by HEXALUS in a monotonous 15 minute beginner's conflict.
ASMODEL was overpowered by LOVELY LEEZA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ASURION was beaten by NIKE in a popular 1 minute match.
LINDA LOU handily defeated HELION in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
AIM TO BURP HAMMER was overcome by TOKER. V.I. in a 2 minute amateur's match.
WASBY. V.I. was overpowered by GREEN REGENT in a 2 minute one-sided match.
SULS lost to LIZZIE BORDEN in a 2 minute novice's duel.
OPEN BAR won victory over HE LOVES ME in a 3 minute novice's fray.
DREW PEA vanquished O'REILLY in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
AIM TO HUNT HAMMER was murdered by VORN in a 2 minute gory one-sided brawl.
GILLETTE defeated KA'ZEEN in a 4 minute gruesome amateur's fight.
HE LOVES ME NOT was overpowered by DA FORTH in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
STRONTIUM 90 overpowered REWARD POINTS! in a 2 minute uneven battle.
MALKO defeated JERU THA DAMAJA in a 2 minute novice's contest.
RY was vanquished by FILA in a 1 minute uneven contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  33         PARRY-LUNGE       45 -  32 -  3      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     27         TOTAL PARRY       68 -  56 -  5      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  23         AIMED BLOW        39 -  41 -  1      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 17         WALL OF STEEL     34 -  36 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                      16         LUNGING ATTACK    86 - 109 -  2      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   13         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  23 -  1      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         BASHING ATTACK    53 -  74 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     11         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  38 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  22 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    8         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  61 -  2      25  |

Turn 503 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  5     PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  5         5  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      7 -  6     AIMED BLOW         7 -  9         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY       14 - 13     LUNGING ATTACK    14 - 19         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     8 - 15         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  6     SLASHING ATTACK    4 - 13         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BULMA 8475                 15   6  2  130 WASTELAND (207)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CORAL BEAUTY 7315          22  17  0  107 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
BASHING ATTACK   BARBU 8549                 13   6  1  101 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
TOTAL PARRY      DREADNAUGHT 6426           13   2  1   83 INANIMATE TOFU (331)
PARRY-LUNGE      BILLY THE SQUID 3880       17   9  0   82 SEA DOGS (224)
WALL OF STEEL    STEEL BREEZE 331           19  10  1   80 HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
LUNGING ATTACK   GROBRAUM 8045              20  19  0   79 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
PARRY-STRIKE     PLANKWALKER 8604            8   4  1   65 SEA DOGS (224)
SLASHING ATTACK  EBERRON 8848                1   0  0   65 RILL'S GENCON SC (659)
STRIKING ATTACK  WAS THAT EXLAX? 8377        5   2  1   40 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
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 MEPHISKAPHELES 8779.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOOPS! 8662, 
ARCHOR 6776, BIP 8665, CARTH ONASI 8613, HEALTHY HELGA 8842, LA TOUR 8525, TAKOV 
7457, VOICES 8712, AARDVARK KILLA 8704, and LE PAIN DLG 8016.

The least popular fighter this week was EL SUCKO 8794.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STONEWALL 8866, HEXALUS 8869, CORIEL 8832, MR THIRD TIME 8668, STUPIFY 
8711, ROBOSAPIEN 8742, RY 8872, HE LOVES ME NOT 8859, GILLETTE 8865, and AIM TO HUNT 
HAMMER 8861.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LE PAIN DLG (18-8016) PENTARCHIE-18 (508)

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

BRICKTOP (18-7955) WASTELAND (207)

                                  Name-Change-O-Rama

     The winter tourney brought a lot of people to the Isle who didn't appear there 
normally.  This included Commission employees.  Half a dozen arenamasters regarded 
each other warily in the mirror behind the bar at the Pig in a Haystack.  The Pig was 
obscure and mediocre, drawing few gladiators, which is what they had all been looking 
for.  They saw gladiators every day.  Most arenamaster were convinced that this was 
some kind of punishment.
     You could always pick out the arenamasters in a crowd.  There were superficial 
differences:  One of these had clearly Adantri features, one wore an eye-patch, two 
were female.  But there were, in significant ways, alike.  The same size, the same 
hair-trigger alertness, the same deadliness.
     The one-eyed man broke the ice, raising his beer mug in salute.  "I'm Zrof One-
Eye from Zukal.  Sugar of Arvat--"  One of the women bowed slightly.  "I know Sugar.  
The rest of you...?"
     The Adantri matched his salute.  "Dernal of Dayla Kiv."
     "Daiyla Kiv?  Ah...."
     "No, without the 'I' in it.  These damned bureaucrats can't spell, and they 
thought adding an unnecessary vowel was exotic."  Disgust dripped from his voice.
     "Tell me about it!" another man growled in agreement.  "Khagal of Niatoli, and 
what they do to the spelling of THAT simple word--!"
     "I thought Daiyla, I mean Dayla Kiv had a different name right now," 
Arenamistress Sugar said.  "The arena, at least, because of a contest?"
     "Chavez Ravine."  Dernal's tone was the one that substituted in polite company 
for spitting on the floor.
     Zrof blinked, taken aback by the bitterness.  He wouldn't have minded a contest 
in Zukal, and damn what they called the place.  "It's only temporary, though."
     "Temporary, shmiperary," another man muttered.  He seemed well into his drinking, 
although, like all arenamasters, he carried his liquor well.  "They do it all the time 
in Aradi.  No reshpect.  Go around changing thish, changing that.  I wish I could 
change shome thingsh."  He signalled the bartender for a refill.
     The second woman put her hand over his mug.  "You've had enough, Harkon.  Try the 
coffee, instead."
     "You should be mad, too, Ripplesh," Harkon said.  "They're going to do shtuff 
like that in Jahnsh, aren't they?"
     Ripples Dorrigan shrugged.  All the men paused, some with glasses half raised, to 
watch.  "It's the way things are," she said.  "Not much we can do about it."
     "You know," Khagal of Niatoli said, "maybe we could make a few changes.  Fix the 
spelling of Arena 33, for one, change a few standby titles--"
     "The Commission hates changes."  Dernal of Dayla Kiv topped up his glass and 
drained it gloomily.
     "Yes, but if we disguise it," Sugar of Arvat said, excited, "make it... maybe a 
general Name-Change-O-Rama!  Then we could slip OUR changes through and no one would 
notice or mind."

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     By popular demand, we are holding a Name-Change-o-Rama during the month of March.
If you wish to change the name of your warriors or teams, please contact RSI Customer 
Service.  The charge for a name change is $1, unless you're in DOOMCorps, in which 
case you take your chances.  (Just kidding, guys! *snicker*)