DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/12/2004    Duedate: 05/25/2004

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-482

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

I ATE A PUTY TAT
CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
(21-1512) [21-18-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SYRANO BLOODBANE               LIBERATOR
THE BLOODBANES (474)           AIR ATTACK (502)
(21-5720) [15-4-0,121]         (21-5775) [1-4-1,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAINE COON CAT                 CAT KABOB
MEOW MIX (466)                 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
(21-5358) [13-11-0,88]         (21-5802) [7-6-1,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DARK PATH (507)         45
2. SONS OF SATAN (20)          39      COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
3. AIR ATTACK (502)            31      Unchartered Team
4. MINISTRY OF SKA (496)       22
5. COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)      19      THE DARK PATH (507)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE DARK PATH (507)        4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    9  6 0
 2/ 1 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    35  18  1 66.0   2/ 2 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    8  7 0
 3/ 2 MEOW MIX (466)            69  42  1 62.2   3/ 3 IRONIC TAILS (484)        7  8 1
 4/ 3 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     51  41  4 55.4   4/ 5 SWORD OPERA (323)         7  8 0
 5/ 6 SONS OF SATAN (20)       262 222 33 54.1   5/ 4 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       7  8 0
 6/ 5 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)   106  91  9 53.8   6/ 7 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     6  3 0
 7/ 0 I MAGI (133)             317 278 20 53.3   7/10 STORM WARNING (472)       5  3 0
 8/ 7 THE BLOODBANES (474)      58  52  1 52.7   8/ 9 SONS OF SATAN (20)        5  4 0
 9/ 9 STORM WARNING (472)       87  79  4 52.4   9/ 6 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       5  8 0
10/ 8 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      344 314 34 52.3  10/ 0*THE DARK PATH (507)       4  1 0
11/10 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      156 158  4 49.7  11- 8 RAGE (501)                4  2 0
12-11 RAGE (501)                44  47  2 48.4  12/13 MEOW MIX (466)            3  1 0
13/12 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       98 109  5 47.3  13/12 THE BLOODBANES (474)      2  0 0
14/13 IRONIC TAILS (484)        58  71  6 45.0  14/ 0 I MAGI (133)              2  1 0
15/ 0*AIR ATTACK (502)          10  13  1 43.5  15/ 0*AIR ATTACK (502)          2  3 0
16/ 0 OUTSIDERS (468)           15  20  3 42.9  16/11 KANO CLAN (106)           2  4 0
17/14 SWORD OPERA (323)        399 575 15 41.0  17/14 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      1  2 0
18/15 KANO CLAN (106)          135 201  7 40.2  18/15 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       0  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/16 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      27  45  1 37.5  19/ 0 OUTSIDERS (468)           0  2 0
20-17*MATTEL'S REJECTS (508)     0   1  0  0.0  20-17*MATTEL'S REJECTS (508)    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

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

Old Valamantis:

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

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

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

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

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Call it either a "Twista" fate or a "Twista" luck that I'm all the way up here 
now.  Gale Force shot out of nowhere with a challenge, and I end up shooting 28 point 
and sending him to that wait for the Halloween Touranment line right behind 
Sylvester.  First to Gale Force, wherever you may be...you can't say I had it out for 
you and I do feel kinda bad with your record and all.  Second, Sylvester wherever you 
may be...well we know where Frothingslother's go, but when you return.  Let's take 
out that Newcastle guy as he sent me to the infirmary in round 10 of the Sping MI.  
Anyhow, Storm Warning let me keep my head for a little while longer even though my 
avoid goes to you and my challenge goes to you to hopefully avoid that Death Strike.  
Let this story be known as an ironic tail.

                                     Mr. Twister

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  It was a tough week for KANO CLAN, to drop 5 
places in the rankings.  Coming up with a solid 2-1-0 outing, STORM WARNING has 
advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Call it luck at the right time or bribes in the 
right hands, but the new team THE DARK PATH scored a 4-1-0 record this week.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for BAD ACID, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after 
mashing SKYDANCER like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was SKYDANCER, who dropped 14 points after a disappointing (to 
say the least) bout with BAD ACID.  In front of all the crowds, I ATE A PUTY TAT took 
the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Can you believe they 
are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid BLACKEST PRIDE, please raise you 
hand.  Wow.  Does SUNSET really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, 
but catch SONS OF SATAN's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at 
running from BLACKEST PRIDE.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, 
HURRICANE would be president.  Although it may be a contest she doesn't want to win.  
In a mismatch, our friend DAMION of SONS OF SATAN got heroic notions and challenged 
MORRIS.  What did it get him?  A 4-4-0 record, that's what.  To the crowd's chants of 
'Bo-zo bo-zo bo-zo', MORRIS was taken out by the lower-ranked DAMION.  (Maybe it's 
time to think Dark Arena?).  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, RUDE 
BUDDHA went after HURRICANE, who was higher by 21 points.  Well, when the dust 
settled, RUDE BUDDHA won victory over HURRICANE.  TOAD LICKER of COSMIC FREAK OUT had 
better have a good reason for challenging down 13 points in a challenge which he won. 
I thought TOAD LICKER showed great skill and promise when he defeated MINAMI KAZE.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick 
your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I ATE A PUTY TAT 1512        21  18  0   108       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYRANO BLOODBANE 5720        15   4  0   121       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 RUDE BUDDHA 5765             12   4  0   107       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 MR. TWISTER 5716             13   8  1    95       IRONIC TAILS (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HURRICANE 5404               15  19  1    88       STORM WARNING (472)
 RAZOR MELODY 5577            13  13  2    88       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 MAINE COON CAT 5358          13  11  0    88       MEOW MIX (466)
-ROGAN 5755                   13  10  1    87       RAGE (501)
 BAUMGARTEN 4670              12  12  1    87       I MAGI (133)
 INERTIA 5761                  9   3  0    87       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-EMNITY 5748                  13   4  0    84       RAGE (501)
 GERYON 1710                  11  10  1    84       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 RUDI JAMOS 5428              20  19  0    79       SWORD OPERA (323)
-WILD THING 5649              17  24  1    76       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 PERSIANA JONES 5682          10   7  0    76       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 MINOS 5805                    7   3  1    76       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 UGLY FOG 5414                17  17  0    75       STORM WARNING (472)
 BELL BOTTOMS 5493            15  18  0    75       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 RONALD REAGAN 1588           12  12  0    73       SONS OF SATAN (20)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566            15  12  2    64       SWORD OPERA (323)
-WRATHCHILD 5747               7  10  1    64       RAGE (501)
 CAT KABOB 5802                7   6  1    60       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 TOAD LICKER 5830              9   1  0    59       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 ASYLUM 5786                   7   3  1    59       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-SKA-BOOM 5743                 6  10  2    59       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 C. CANARY 5766                9   8  0    58       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 I SEE SOUNDS 5704             8   3  1    58       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 MIRANDA GRACE 5552           10  18  1    57       SWORD OPERA (323)
 HI-JINX 5778                  7   4  0    57       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIMON BLOODBANE 5490          9   9  1    53       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 THE HIPPY 5701                5   4  0    53       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 SKULL STROKER 5590           10   8  0    52       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 BAD ACID 5700                 7   4  0    48       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 POISON BEAK 5827              5   6  0    46       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-TVEDEN 4961                   6   4  0    45       I MAGI (133)
-COMPACTOR 5647                9  15  2    44       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 DAMION 5831                   4   4  0    44       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 MINAMI KAZE 5164              7  12  0    43       KANO CLAN (106)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRAND 5322                    5   7  0    42       OUTSIDERS (468)
 DRANE 5833                    7   2  0    40       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 LIQUID GOLIATH 5800           9   5  0    38       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 HORNS 5770                    4   4  0    38       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-CRACK WHORE BARBIE 5880       0   1  0    38       MATTEL'S REJECTS (508)
-AGENT 99 5840                 4   1  0    37       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 SLAUGHTER PRST 5781           6   5  0    35       STORM WARNING (472)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORRIS 5835                   3   3  0    33       MEOW MIX (466)
-PERFERATOR 5741               4   7  0    31       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 ACE 5732                      5  15  0    30       SWORD OPERA (323)
 METARU YONA 5350              6  11  0    29       KANO CLAN (106)
 TIGER'S TAIL 5638             2   0  0    28       MEOW MIX (466)
 LIBERATOR 5775                1   4  1    28       AIR ATTACK (502)
 TRIPPY HIPPY 5829             6   4  0    27       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 SKYDANCER 5834                5   4  0    26       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 TALPER 5784                   5  11  0    26       SWORD OPERA (323)
-MOMORO WA 5514                8   1  0    25       KANO CLAN (106)
 RED EYE LOVE 5832             4   6  1    25       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 BEORN 5044                    3   6  0    25       I MAGI (133)
 CORSAIR 5773                  3   2  0    25       AIR ATTACK (502)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MUSHIKU BO 5713               5   3  0    23       KANO CLAN (106)
-MATSUDA KAO 5712              5   0  0    21       KANO CLAN (106)
-SOLOMON BLOODBANE 5475        4   8  0    20       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 PLUMP FRICTION 5903           2   0  0    17       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 SIMON COWELL 5850             1   4  0    15       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 BLEVINS 5900                  1   1  0    15       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MOSQUITO 5843                 2   0  0    14       AIR ATTACK (502)
-MOON BEAM 5745                2   5  0    13       RAGE (501)
 BLASPHEMER 5868               1   0  0    13       THE DARK PATH (507)
-SUPER FRIENDS 5757            1   0  0    11       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 HERETIC 5867                  1   0  0    11       THE DARK PATH (507)
 STREET LEGAL 5869             1   0  0     9       I MAGI (133)
 INFIDEL 5865                  1   0  0     9       THE DARK PATH (507)
 CONTORTER 5853                0   2  0     8       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 DEFILER 5864                  1   0  0     7       THE DARK PATH (507)
 DAZEY 5904                    1   0  0     5       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 UNBELIEVER 5866               0   1  0     5       THE DARK PATH (507)
-SQUALL 5852                   0   1  0     5       STORM WARNING (472)
 PLAGUE OF FEATHERS 5902       1   1  0     4       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 INCISION 5911                 0   1  0     1       OUTSIDERS (468)
-WATERGATE 5836                0   1  0     1       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
-SUPER HOST 5758               0   1  0     1       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 POWER THRUSTER 5914           0   1  0     1       OUTSIDERS (468)
 CARNIVORE 5913                0   1  0     1       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AVENGER 5774           0  5 0 AIR ATTACK 502        BANDIT PRINCE 412     482 NONE    
THUNDER BOLT 5826      0  2 0 AIR ATTACK 502        ARENAMASTER HARTH 410 482 NONE    
AGAINWITHTHECRAP 5905  0  1 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454     ARENAMASTER HARTH 410 482 NONE    
FANCY FEAST 5306      12  4 0 MEOW MIX 466          I SEE SOUNDS 5704     479 REVENGED
GALE FORCE 5418       16 15 0 STORM WARNING 472     MR. TWISTER 5716      481         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

C. Canary -- Yeah, you are real scary.  Beaks and talons... oooooo.  You're making me 
quiver.  Stick to fighting Skull Stroker since he is the only person on our team you 
can beat.

Floyd -- I couldn't let a bloodfued expire without even an attempt.  I look forward 
to seeing you in Memphis old friend. -- Sylvester "I hear sounds" Frothingslosh

C. Canary -- I don't think I'll be able to beat you until at least Freshman or ADM 
level, but then you'll be retired by then probably.  My friend Morris plans on paying 
you a visit this cycle, good luck! -- Skull Stroker

Emnity -- I salute you, you are true scum! -- Asylum

Mr. Twister -- It looks as if you post a win you'll be declared the winner of the 
MotS.  If you do end up winning, perhaps you should send a few roll-ups to the Dark 
One for killing me in the tournament! ;)  At any rate, this MotS was the most hotly 
contested thuis far.  Past winners were Noachian/Zuwayza and Rillion/Jhans. -- 
Sylvester Frothingslosh

Rudi Jamos -- Now you have more!  You can never get enough. -- Inertia

Rude Buddha -- Not quite ready for prime time, I think. -- Lord Protector Glimmor

Toad Licker -- I thought that might happen.  Damn. -- Drane, mourning his undefeated 
record

Trippy Hippy -- Smack down, slappy. -- Skydancer

Putty Tat -- You knew that was coming, right? -- Syrano

Twister -- Curse you and your kill!  That throne was mine!  Now I'll have to take it.  
Prepare yourself for ignominious defeat!  I hope. -- Syrano

Please welcome our latest, Dazey, to the sands.  Be gentle with her, she's just a 
little ol' country girl, now! -- Stik and GF

Agent 99 -- Yeah, you're pretty quick with that longsword, little missy.  But you 
know how that line goes about 'payback is a real bit**.'  And the payback is coming 
around someday. -- Metaru Yona

Perferator -- You got the accuracy with that longspear, but apparently don't have the 
strength to get through Kaze's armor.  I'd recommend dumping the spear from now on 
and just stick with swords. -- Kano Clan

Inertia -- Terrible stuff, that.  I'm a slave to it, myself. -- Rudi Jamos

Ugly Fog -- I couldn't even SEE you, much less strike a blow.  Dangerous stuff, fog. 
-- Lugo Beloski

Slaughter Prst -- It's some kind of plot, isn't it?  I lose out as hero in the stupid 
opera, and nothing goes right after that. -- Ace

Horns -- Ah, a win!  Which is not to be wondered at, considering our relative 
experience, but heck, a win is a win, right? -- Miranda Grace

Mordant Deserter?  Nothing to him. -- Talper

Unnamed Protestor to the Random Match -- Actually, the recognition point system has 
nothing to do with the lousiness of that match for you.  The point system clearly 
recognized the unsuitability, right?  It had me thirty points higher (some where 
around the absolute minimum I could have, given my regular arena experience), next 
class up.  The PROBLEM for you was that the random match really was RANDOM within the 
accepted range, which is what, one class either way?  If you don't issue challenges 

that you can get through, this is the risk you take.  Randomness.  This falls under 
the heading of "Shit happens." -- Lugo
Beloski

Rogan -- I still don't like you nor your brother Emnity.  You don't let me give 
enough Razor to my Melody. -- Razor Melody

Wraithchild -- You're better than that Captured Orc.  I've been fighting for a few 
turns. -- Liquid Goliath

Bad Acid -- Yes it was. -- Red Eye Love

Contorter -- Nice fight!  The secret is Hamburgers are the cornerstone of a 
nutritious breakfast! -- Plump Friction

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

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AVENGER was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
THUNDER BOLT was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
AGAINWITHTHECRAP was murdered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
INERTIA bested PERSIANA JONES in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
RUDE BUDDHA demolished HURRICANE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
GERYON devastated BELL BOTTOMS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
RONALD REAGAN was viciously subdued by RAZOR MELODY in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
CAT KABOB was outwaited by UGLY FOG in a popular 9 minute Challenge duel.
DRANE was viciously subdued by HI-JINX in a popular 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
TOAD LICKER savagely defeated MINAMI KAZE in a 2 minute gory Challenge melee.
TRIPPY HIPPY outlasted BLEVINS in a exciting 7 minute Challenge match.
DAMION unbelievably bested MORRIS in a unpopular 13 minute brutal Challenge conflict.
BAD ACID demolished SKYDANCER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
HORNS overpowered TALPER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TIGER'S TAIL viciously subdued ACE in a action packed 6 minute brutal Challenge duel.
CONTORTER was devastated by PLUMP FRICTION in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MR. TWISTER was narrowly defeated by I ATE A PUTY TAT in a 2 minute Title bout.
SYRANO BLOODBANE overpowered RUDI JAMOS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
BAUMGARTEN devastated ASYLUM in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MAINE COON CAT overpowered C. CANARY in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
THE HIPPY was handily defeated by MINOS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LUGO BELOSKI devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
MIRANDA GRACE won victory over LIQUID GOLIATH in a popular 1 minute match.
I SEE SOUNDS vanquished METARU YONA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
POISON BEAK vanquished RED EYE LOVE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SKULL STROKER viciously subdued LIBERATOR in a action packed 1 minute brutal bout.
SLAUGHTER PRST overcame BEORN in a 3 minute duel.
SIMON COWELL was beaten by CORSAIR in a 2 minute fight.
MOSQUITO overpowered POWER THRUSTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
PLAGUE OF FEATHERS was luckily beaten by BLASPHEMER in a exciting 11 minute match.
STREET LEGAL defeated CARNIVORE in a 1 minute gory novice's bout.
HERETIC overcame MORDANT DESERTER in a 4 minute amateur's match.
UNBELIEVER lost to DAZEY in a 3 minute amateur's fight.
INFIDEL subdued MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute amateur's match.
DEFILER beat INCISION in a exciting 5 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         SLASHING ATTACK   43 -  30 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         LUNGING ATTACK    81 -  59 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  20 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  17 -  0      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   37 -  35 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY       43 -  46 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         AIMED BLOW        15 -  17 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  25 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  39 -  1      28  |

Turn 482 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:

TOTAL PARRY        8 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  6         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  7     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  7         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    I ATE A PUTY TAT 1512      21  18  0  108 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
SLASHING ATTACK  SYRANO BLOODBANE 5720      15   4  0  121 THE BLOODBANES (474)
LUNGING ATTACK   RUDE BUDDHA 5765           12   4  0  107 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
STRIKING ATTACK  MR. TWISTER 5716           13   8  1   95 IRONIC TAILS (484)
AIMED BLOW       PERSIANA JONES 5682        10   7  0   76 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
BASHING ATTACK   LUGO BELOSKI 5566          15  12  2   64 SWORD OPERA (323)
PARRY-STRIKE     CAT KABOB 5802              7   6  1   60 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
TOTAL PARRY      DRANE 5833                  7   2  0   40 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MAINE COON CAT 5358.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CAT KABOB 5802.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIGER'S TAIL 5638, 
PLAGUE OF FEATHERS 5902, RAZOR MELODY 5577, HI-JINX 5778, BLEVINS 5900, INCISION 
5911, TOAD LICKER 5830, INERTIA 5761, RUDE BUDDHA 5765, and BAD ACID 5700.

The least popular fighter this week was DAMION 5831.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MORRIS 5835, HERETIC 5867, BLASPHEMER 5868, DEFILER 5864, INFIDEL 5865, 
CARNIVORE 5913, POWER THRUSTER 5914, RED EYE LOVE 5832, ASYLUM 5786, and CONTORTER 
5853.