DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/09/2004    Duedate: 06/22/2004

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-484

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAINE COON CAT
MEOW MIX (466)
(21-5358) [15-11-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAINE COON CAT                 BALTIMORE HAYSEED
MEOW MIX (466)                 BLITZKRIEG (443)
(21-5358) [15-11-0,120]        (21-5093) [1-1-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAINE COON CAT                 METARU YONA
MEOW MIX (466)                 KANO CLAN (106)
(21-5358) [15-11-0,120]        (21-5350) [6-13-0,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CARNAGE CANARIES (147)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARNAGE CANARIES (147)      40
2. NASTY MOB (456)             32      REAL BEER (424)
3. BLACKEST PRIDE (71)         31      Unchartered Team
4. MINISTRY OF SKA (496)       15
5. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         13      THE DARK PATH (507)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*THE DARK PATH (507)        7   3  0 70.0   1/ 2 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)   10  5 0
 2/ 0 REAL BEER (424)           95  48  7 66.4   2/ 3 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       8  5 0
 3/ 4 MEOW MIX (466)            72  43  1 62.6   3/ 4 IRONIC TAILS (484)        8  7 0
 4/ 3 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    39  24  1 61.9   4/ 1 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    8  7 0
 5/ 6 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)   114  93  9 55.1   5/12*THE DARK PATH (507)       7  3 0
 6/ 5 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     53  44  4 54.6   6- 5 SONS OF SATAN (20)        6  4 0
 7- 7 SONS OF SATAN (20)       265 224 33 54.2   7/11 SWORD OPERA (323)         6  9 0
 8/ 8 NASTY MOB (456)           65  55  4 54.2   8/ 8 MEOW MIX (466)            5  2 0
 9- 9 I MAGI (133)             317 278 20 53.3   9/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       5 10 0
10/12 THE BLOODBANES (474)      59  53  1 52.7  10/ 6 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     4  4 0
11-11 STORM WARNING (472)       87  79  4 52.4  11-13*AIR ATTACK (502)          4  6 0
12/10 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      349 317 34 52.4  12/17 NASTY MOB (456)           3  2 1
13/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (443)           1   1  0 50.0  13-15 I MAGI (133)              2  1 0
14/13 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      160 164  4 49.4  14-10 STORM WARNING (472)       2  1 0
15-15 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       98 109  5 47.3  15/16 THE BLOODBANES (474)      2  1 0
16/14 RAGE (501)                46  53  2 46.5  16/ 0 REAL BEER (424)           2  2 1
17/16 IRONIC TAILS (484)        64  75  6 46.0  17/ 9 RAGE (501)                2  6 0
18-17*KILL AT WILL (491)        15  18  5 45.5  18/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (443)          1  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19*AIR ATTACK (502)          12  16  1 42.9  19/ 0 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      1  2 0
20/18 OUTSIDERS (468)           16  23  3 41.0  20-20*KILL AT WILL (491)        1  4 0
21/20 SWORD OPERA (323)        403 581 15 41.0  21/21 KANO CLAN (106)           1  5 1
22/21 KANO CLAN (106)          136 204  8 40.0  22/19 OUTSIDERS (468)           1  5 0
23/ 0 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      28  46  1 37.8  23-22 TRANSGRESSORS (492)       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

                          The Managers on the Sands Contest

     Well, after 20+ turns of a contest that started nearly a year ago, Mr. Twister,
manager of Ironic Tales, proved to be the most durable manager on the Sands of
Sunset!
     Mr. Twister moves on to immortality with a 14-8-1 arena record a tournament TV
and the respect of his peers (not to mention a handful of new rolls and a DA monster
named in his honor)!
     Thanks to all who participated, even the cowardly little girl that transferred
out midway through.  Honorable mention and runner-up has to be Rude Buddha who came
pretty close despite getting either a late start or missing some turns along the way
(I can't remember which).  Condolences go out to Stik and Sylvester Frothingslosh who
both died during this contest, Stik a couple of times.  Keep an eye out for the next
Quicksilver Enterprises sponsored contest coming to Sunset soon!

Quicksilver

P.S.  Many props to Stik for helping me with the reporting of this contest. -- QS

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 497): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 382): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 502): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 498): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 497): FRIED TWINKIE of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 501): SERENGETI of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 498): GINGER of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 493): HOLY BULL of THOROUGHBREDS (DRF, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 484): BRICKTOP of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 483): MR. TWISTER of IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 457): PINK BEAR of LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 448): UHLEK of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 195): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 435): GUNSLINGER of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 383): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 170): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 333): BET OR NOT DIE of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 376): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 497): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 382): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 502): none
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 498): ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 497): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 501): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 498): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 493): DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (Assamite, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 484): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 483): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 457): KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 448): DENNY'S BKFAST (T'Loi, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 195): ATMAN PROJECT (Kosmos, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 435): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 383): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): THE MUPPETS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 170): ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 333): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 376): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 497): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 496): SMEDS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 498): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 497): ANGRY CANDY of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 492): VAPID VANNA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 483): FRENCH GRUNT of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 483): MR. TWISTER of IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 457): KATHLEEN of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
              (turn 456): M. THRASHER of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 448): UHLEK of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): TAMMY FAYE of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 435): ANN ARTICHOKE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
                           YANKEE DAN of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail SUNSET!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as COSMIC FREAK OUT is pushed 
out of top team by CARNAGE CANARIES, who came from 2nd with a 4-1-0 this turn.  Now 
keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for RAGE, whose 
0-4-0 this turn dropped them by 8 into 17th.  THE DARK PATH stable has parlayed this 
turn's 3-2-0 into a 7 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 5th place.  
Good work, guys!  The CARNAGE CANARIES guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's 
see, PERSIANA JONES fought RUDI JAMOS and gained 19 points and contributed to 
MINISTRY OF SKA's 1-1-0.  BASS has lost to SKULL STROKER, falling 14 points, while 
helping make REAL BEER a 2-2-1 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have 
failed, and MR. TWISTER remains SUNSET's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone 
confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at 
Wildlife Unlimited until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the NASTY MOB 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on SUNSET, what are you afraid of?  
And avoiding NASTY MOB more than any other team we find BLACKEST PRIDE.  SUNSET, are 
we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was SWORD OPERA's warrior RUDI JAMOS.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, MOON BEAM from RAGE challenged up 22 
points to fight BAD ACID from the COSMIC FREAK OUT stable.  MOON BEAM perhaps got 
hers just desserts, seeing as she was beat by BAD ACID and ended up with 27 
recognition points.  SYRANO BLOODBANE of THE BLOODBANES had better have a good reason 
for challenging down 13 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought SYRANO 
BLOODBANE showed great skill and promise when he overcame ROGAN.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  B. BREAKER must have surprised NASTY MOB this turn, after they sent 
her to the Dark Arena, but the Dark Arena couldn't hold her!  COSMIC FREAK OUT has 
lost THE HIPPY to the arena in the sky, but they don't seem to be worried.  What do 
you expect from 6-5-0?  I guess it was coming sooner or later, IRONIC TAILS has lost 
RED EYE LOVE, and SUNSET is bound to miss him.  For a little while, at least.  Is it 
really true that SUNSET has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought 
I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAINE COON CAT 5358          15  11  0   120       MEOW MIX (466)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BODDINGTON'S 5035            16   9  0   108       REAL BEER (424)
-THE BUTCHER 5374             15   5  0   103       NASTY MOB (456)
-EMNITY 5748                  14   4  0   103       RAGE (501)
 SYRANO BLOODBANE 5720        16   5  0   102       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 I ATE A PUTY TAT 1512        22  19  0   100       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 PERSIANA JONES 5682          12   7  0    97       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-GERYON 1710                  12  10  1    92       SONS OF SATAN (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HURRICANE 5404               15  19  1    88       STORM WARNING (472)
 INERTIA 5761                 10   4  0    88       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 THAT! 5272                    8   3  2    88       REAL BEER (424)
 RAZOR MELODY 5577            14  14  2    87       IRONIC TAILS (484)
-BAUMGARTEN 4670              12  12  1    87       I MAGI (133)
-MINOS 5805                    8   3  1    84       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 RUDI JAMOS 5428              21  20  0    83       SWORD OPERA (323)
 C. CANARY 5766               11   8  0    82       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 RUDE BUDDHA 5765             12   6  0    81       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 BELL BOTTOMS 5493            16  19  0    79       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 SKULL STROKER 5590           12   8  0    79       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-WILD THING 5649              17  24  1    76       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
 ROGAN 5755                   13  12  1    76       RAGE (501)
-UGLY FOG 5414                17  17  0    75       STORM WARNING (472)
 CAT KABOB 5802                9   6  1    75       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-RONALD REAGAN 1588           12  13  0    74       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 POISON BEAK 5827              7   6  0    70       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORNS 5770                    6   4  0    66       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 MIRANDA GRACE 5552           11  19  1    63       SWORD OPERA (323)
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566            15  14  2    61       SWORD OPERA (323)
-ASYLUM 5786                   7   3  1    59       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-SKA-BOOM 5743                 6  10  2    59       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 I SEE SOUNDS 5704             8   5  1    58       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-HI-JINX 5778                  7   5  0    58       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 BASS 5262                     6   1  1    57       REAL BEER (424)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAD ACID 5700                 9   4  0    56       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 WRATHCHILD 5747               7  12  1    54       RAGE (501)
-SIMON BLOODBANE 5490          9   9  1    53       THE BLOODBANES (474)
 EXECUTIONER 5734              6   4  0    51       NASTY MOB (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOAD LICKER 5830              9   3  0    48       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-TVEDEN 4961                   6   4  0    45       I MAGI (133)
-COMPACTOR 5647                9  15  2    44       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
-DAMION 5831                   4   5  0    44       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 STELLA ARTOIS 5560            6   2  0    43       REAL BEER (424)
-BRAND 5322                    5   7  0    42       OUTSIDERS (468)
 LIQUID GOLIATH 5800          10   6  0    40       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 MINAMI KAZE 5164              8  13  1    40       KANO CLAN (106)
-AGENT 99 5840                 4   1  0    37       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 DRANE 5833                    8   3  0    35       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-SLAUGHTER PRST 5781           6   5  0    35       STORM WARNING (472)
-GRAVITY THIEF 5627            5   2  2    35       KILL AT WILL (491)
 ACE 5732                      6  16  0    34       SWORD OPERA (323)
-TIGER'S TAIL 5638             3   0  0    34       MEOW MIX (466)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKYDANCER 5834                6   5  0    33       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 B. BREAKER 5811               4   2  1    33       NASTY MOB (456)
-MORDRAITH 5631                3   4  2    33       KILL AT WILL (491)
-MORRIS 5835                   3   4  0    33       MEOW MIX (466)
 METARU YONA 5350              6  13  0    31       KANO CLAN (106)
 TALPER 5784                   6  12  0    31       SWORD OPERA (323)
-PERFERATOR 5741               4   7  0    31       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
-LIBERATOR 5775                2   4  1    31       AIR ATTACK (502)
 TRIPPY HIPPY 5829             7   5  0    29       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-CORSAIR 5773                  4   2  0    28       AIR ATTACK (502)
 MOON BEAM 5745                3   6  0    27       RAGE (501)
-SIMON COWELL 5850             2   4  0    26       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-MOMORO WA 5514                8   1  0    25       KANO CLAN (106)
 PLUMP FRICTION 5903           4   0  0    25       IRONIC TAILS (484)
-BEORN 5044                    3   6  0    25       I MAGI (133)

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)
 BALTIMORE HAYSEED 5093        1   1  0    20       BLITZKRIEG (443)
 BULLY 5822                    1   2  0    19       NASTY MOB (456)
 INCISION 5911                 1   2  0    17       OUTSIDERS (468)
 HOEGARDEN 5554                2   6  0    16       REAL BEER (424)
-LITTLE FUJIKO 5630            4   3  0    15       KILL AT WILL (491)
 PLAGUE OF FEATHERS 5902       2   2  0    15       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 HERETIC 5867                  2   0  0    14       THE DARK PATH (507)
 BLASPHEMER 5868               1   1  0    14       THE DARK PATH (507)
 DAZEY 5904                    3   0  0    13       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 INFIDEL 5865                  2   0  0    12       THE DARK PATH (507)
 DEFILER 5864                  2   0  0    12       THE DARK PATH (507)
 BLEVINS 5900                  1   3  0    11       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-SUPER FRIENDS 5757            1   0  0    11       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
-STREET LEGAL 5869             1   0  0     9       I MAGI (133)
-CONTORTER 5853                0   2  0     8       TRANSGRESSORS (492)
-MOSQUITO 5843                 2   1  0     7       AIR ATTACK (502)
-RON RON CLOU 5787             1   1  1     5       KILL AT WILL (491)
-SQUALL 5852                   0   1  0     5       STORM WARNING (472)
-CANDY*EYESLUGGER 5733         0   3  0     3       KILL AT WILL (491)
 POWER THRUSTER 5914           0   3  0     3       OUTSIDERS (468)
 THE FIX 5919                  0   1  0     1       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-KINGFISHER 5915               0   1  0     1       AIR ATTACK (502)
-WATERGATE 5836                0   1  0     1       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
-SUPER HOST 5758               0   1  0     1       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
-BEARCAT 5916                  0   1  0     1       AIR ATTACK (502)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRUSTRATION 5838              0   1  0     1       RAGE (501)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE HIPPY 5701         6  5 0 COSMIC FREAK OUT 498  THAT! 5272            484         
DARK CHAMPION 411      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          B. BREAKER 5811       484 NONE    
UNBELIEVER 5866        0  2 0 THE DARK PATH 507     WURM KIN 414          484 NONE    
CRAP PARADE 5920       0  1 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454     STONE GOLEM 413       484 NONE    
RED EYE LOVE 5832      4  8 1 IRONIC TAILS 484      MINAMI KAZE 5164      484         
GALE FORCE 5418       16 15 0 STORM WARNING 472     MR. TWISTER 5716      481 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congrats to all our Tourney Victors (and many near misses) from the spring mail-in,
you done Sunset proud! -- Stik

Welcome and welcome back to Dark Runes, Kill at Will, I Magi, and Air Attack!!  Nice
to see the arena filling back out again! -- Stik

One more slap on the back to Mr. Twister for winning the MOTS, nice work, son!  If my
first incarnation hadn't died, I'd have given you a run most likely, but it was not
to be.  I hope we'll see a farewell DM column and some stats, perhaps? -- Stik

Enmity -- Now that was a gutsy challenge, well fought.  Unfortunately for you, now I
must return the favor.  I'm sure you'll be avoiding, but one TP's as good as
another.... -- Syrano Bloodbane

Sylvester -- Count this "coward" out on your no avoids idea.  Someone once said DM is
a game of matchups and a game of patience.  They were right.  With as many challenges
and high KD's as there are flying around here, I won't give up a key component to
getting the matchups I want just so I won't look scared or get my name printed in the
spy report.  Speaking of names showing up in the spy report...hmmm, Meow Mix avoiding
GF, who manages them again? ;) -- Stik

Horns -- Nice challenge, a good matchup for you.  It'll come around, however. --
Drane

And the crap parade from the DA continues.... -- Stik, just looking for one decent
rollup!

Canary -- I haven't been keeping score, but since it seems so important to you I'll
put forth an effort to pluck all your yellow feathers. -- Sylvester

Mordraith -- Welcome back, old friend! -- Sylvester

Ronald Reagan -- Wow, I haven't seen an ID# that low for a long time!  I appreciate
the skills you taught me, maybe next time you can teach me a little more variety?  Oh
yeah, thanks also for the easy win. -- Inertia

Rude Buddha -- Just so you know, my feud with you didn't even start when you
challenged my warrior after extending a truce.  It was you calling my TP in padded
leather armour Scum.  You offended him greatly and I couldn't just sit idly by and
watch him cry.  Then I met Persiana Jones the scaled behemoth Scum momma supreme.
More scummy than any of my warriors!  And I quote "I HATE SCUM!"  *achem*  Well then,
stop running them, my friend.  It will do wonders for your complexion. -- Myrrrdin
the magnanabananamous

Blackest Pride and Stik -- Thanks for the welcome.  Vacation travel screwed up
getting the last turn in on time.  We should be back on schedule now. -- Tazo, Mgr.
The Dark Path

C. Canary -- You will note that, villain though I am, I have been careful not to kill
you.  Again.  Even though the only way I could manage it was by losing, a thing I
don't like to do.  Ah, well, we all make sacrifices for our Art. -- Lugo Beloski

Poison Beak -- Aaaaah!  (reels back, hand on her heart)  Ahhhh, I am too young to
die!  Also, I have a lot of things to do yet, as I'm sure you understand. -- Miranda
Grace
P.S.  Which is a perhaps over-dramatic way to say, "Good fight, I guess."

Moonbeam -- (grinding is teeth in rage)  You red-headed upstart! -- Ace, who expects
more respect from the young women

Rogan -- Hey, great skills!  Thanks. -- Rudi Jamos

Gravity Thief -- (floundering in mid-air)  How did you DO that? -- Talper

Liquid Goliath -- Indeed, I hope we may. -- Miranda Grace

25 May 2004
                                 TEN TURNS OF HELL:
                        The KLK Capture The Flag Competition

In the spirit of the ongoing effort to make arena play what it used to be (FUN!!), I
am proud to announce the KLK Capture The Flag Competition.  The competition will be
held in Jhans (DM-36, which has, by the way, grown in size equal to Talcama already).
:)  We are announcing this contest early to allow managers time to prep.

Rules:
     -- On turn 462 (due 8/4/04) the lowest ranked warrior on your team is given your
team's 'flag' (he is your initial flag defender).
     -- Starting on turn 463 (due 8/18/04) flags will be defended every turn and turn
463 is the turn scoring will begin.
     -- Fights involving flags are winners-take-all and a warrior can carry as many
flags as he can win.
     -- If a warrior holding a flag either A) goes inactive, B) loses to a stand-by
warrior or C) gets DA'd, he forfeits all flags he has and they are returned the their
original team's lowest ranked warrior.
     -- If you hold your own flag on an inactive warrior you receive NO POINTS that
turn.
     -- If a warrior graduates to AD holding flags starting on the next turn those
flags will be defended by the lowest ranked warrior on the team of the graduating
warrior.
     -- Scoring as follows for each turn:
          2 pts -- possession of your own team flag
          1 pt -- possession any other flag
          1 pt -- for each win
          1 pt -- for each kill
          1 pt -- for each award you receive in the newsletter
     -- You may enter as many teams as you like (per RSI rules) but each team is its
own entry.
     -- Tie-Breaker goes to the team that had the most points from flags.
     -- If still tied the tie-breaker will be the team that had the most points from
kills.  (It's the Delarq way.)
     -- The contest lasts 10 turns and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
(based on highest point totals)

Prizes: (what you've been waiting on)
1st -- 3 know favorites potions*
       DA warrior named after winning manager
2nd -- 2 know favorites potions*
3rd -- 1 know favorites potion*

* These are full favorite potions (weapon, rhythms and tactics) and can only be used
on warriors with at least 4 FE.

     How's that for paying out? (grin)  Even if you think that it's all about the TC,
these prizes should be enough to draw you in.  (You know who you are.)
     I hope to see friend and foe alike come to Jhans.  Legion, Froths, and all the
others...this is your personal invite.  Can you win?  Can you survive 10 turns of
Hell in Jhans?
     Note:  Special thanks to RSI for helping make this contest possible.  Thanks
guys!

Bookie
KLK Alliance
Director Jhans' Board of Tourism
Warden of the Froth Circle (grin)
D.R.C. 4 Life

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

B. BREAKER butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
UNBELIEVER was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
CRAP PARADE was put to death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena match.
RAZOR MELODY was overpowered by MAINE COON CAT in a 1 minute Challenge Title duel.
SYRANO BLOODBANE devastated ROGAN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
INERTIA was bested by I ATE A PUTY TAT in a action packed 2 minute Challenge brawl.
PERSIANA JONES overpowered RUDI JAMOS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
C. CANARY bested BELL BOTTOMS in a 2 minute gory Challenge competition.
CAT KABOB handily defeated WRATHCHILD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
TOAD LICKER slimly lost to MIRANDA GRACE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
MOON BEAM was overpowered by BAD ACID in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
INCISION was luckily beaten by ACE in a 5 minute novice vs. expert Challenge fight.
PLAGUE OF FEATHERS was subdued by TALPER in a 2 minute Challenge match.
POWER THRUSTER was bested by DAZEY in a 2 minute bloody novice's Challenge battle.
MR. TWISTER overpowered RUDE BUDDHA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
THAT! assassinated THE HIPPY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BASS was devastated by SKULL STROKER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
POISON BEAK overpowered LUGO BELOSKI in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
I SEE SOUNDS was devastated by HORNS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TRIPPY HIPPY was savagely defeated by STELLA ARTOIS in a exciting 2 minute bout.
SKYDANCER was defeated by EXECUTIONER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute conflict.
MINAMI KAZE barely slew RED EYE LOVE in a popular 1 minute bout.
LIQUID GOLIATH vanquished BLASPHEMER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
DRANE unbelievably bested METARU YONA in a popular 4 minute brutal contest.
BULLY was defeated by HERETIC in a 2 minute fight.
HOEGARDEN was viciously subdued by BALTIMORE HAYSEED in a 3 minute gory match.
DEFILER vanquished FRUSTRATION in a tiresome 7 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
INFIDEL beat THE FIX in a popular 3 minute beginner's duel.
BLEVINS was overcome by PLUMP FRICTION in a 1 minute gruesome amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         SLASHING ATTACK   43 -  32 -  2      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         LUNGING ATTACK    75 -  64 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  33 -  2      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  20 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         TOTAL PARRY       40 -  44 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  18 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  21 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  30 -  2      30  |

Turn 484 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         3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  8         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  4                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MAINE COON CAT 5358        15  11  0  120 MEOW MIX (466)
SLASHING ATTACK  SYRANO BLOODBANE 5720      16   5  0  102 THE BLOODBANES (474)
WALL OF STEEL    I ATE A PUTY TAT 1512      22  19  0  100 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
AIMED BLOW       PERSIANA JONES 5682        12   7  0   97 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
BASHING ATTACK   THAT! 5272                  8   3  2   88 REAL BEER (424)
STRIKING ATTACK  C. CANARY 5766             11   8  0   82 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
TOTAL PARRY      ROGAN 5755                 13  12  1   76 RAGE (501)
PARRY-STRIKE     CAT KABOB 5802              9   6  1   75 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
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 METARU YONA 5350.  The ten other most popular fighters were STELLA ARTOIS 
5560, INERTIA 5761, INCISION 5911, EXECUTIONER 5734, THE FIX 5919, C. CANARY 5766, 
BULLY 5822, BALTIMORE HAYSEED 5093, B. BREAKER 5811, and SYRANO BLOODBANE 5720.

The least popular fighter this week was FRUSTRATION 5838.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DEFILER 5864, BLEVINS 5900, DRANE 5833, LUGO BELOSKI 5566, BASS 
5262, THE HIPPY 5701, RUDE BUDDHA 5765, MOON BEAM 5745, WRATHCHILD 5747, and RUDI 
JAMOS 5428.

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

MR. TWISTER (21-5716) IRONIC TAILS (484)