DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/15/2004    Duedate: 09/28/2004

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-491

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RUDI JAMOS
SWORD OPERA (323)
(21-5428) [25-23-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAINE COON CAT                 DAZEY
MEOW MIX (466)                 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
(21-5358) [18-12-0,113]        (21-5904) [5-5-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GRIM FANDANGO (454)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACKEST PRIDE (71)         36
2. FEVER PITCH (253)           25      COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
3. OUTSIDERS (468)             23      Unchartered Team
4. SONS OF SATAN (20)          22
5. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         15      SCARLETT FEVER (202)

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)       22  12  0 64.7   1/ 2 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      10  5 0
 2/ 1 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    57  32  1 64.0   2/ 1 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    8  6 0
 3/ 3 MEOW MIX (466)            77  44  1 63.6   3/ 4 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    8  7 1
 4/ 4 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     65  53  4 55.1   4/ 5 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       6  0 1
 5/ 5 SONS OF SATAN (20)       273 236 33 53.6   5/ 7 FEVER PITCH (253)         6  0 0
 6/ 6 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)   127 110 11 53.6   6/10 SWORD OPERA (323)         6  9 0
 7/ 7 NASTY MOB (456)           73  65  5 52.9   7/ 8 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     5  3 0
 8/ 8 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      360 322 35 52.8   8- 3*THE DARK PATH (507)       4  1 0
 9/ 9 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      182 177  4 50.7   9/11 NASTY MOB (456)           4  6 1
10/10 FEVER PITCH (253)        140 137  4 50.5  10/ 6 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      4  8 0
11/11 SCRAGITARIOUS (377)       98 104  8 48.5  11/ 9 SONS OF SATAN (20)        4 11 0
12-13 IRONIC TAILS (484)        72  92  6 43.9  12/12 MEOW MIX (466)            3  0 0
13/14 OUTSIDERS (468)           19  25  4 43.2  13/13 SCRAGITARIOUS (377)       2  1 0
14/15 SWORD OPERA (323)        415 604 15 40.7  14/14 OUTSIDERS (468)           2  1 0
15/16 KANO CLAN (106)          138 216  8 39.0  15/15 KANO CLAN (106)           1  5 0
16/17 THAT 70'S TEAM (476)      36  60  1 37.5  16-16 IRONIC TAILS (484)        0  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 504): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 389): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 509): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 505): STIGMA of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 504): BELISS DON of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 508): BLUE FALCON of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 505): ARSENAL of BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 500): SIR INGOMYELIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 491): WANDERING STAR of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 490): I SEE SOUNDS of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 464): OBLIVIOUS of KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 455): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 442): GEORGE STARK of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 390): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 185): A.O. HELL of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 173): FEDIFENSOR of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 340): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 150): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 383): SHOCKING TOAD of NINJAS from BONSUR (Shocking Toad)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 504): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 389): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 509): THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 505): none
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 504): MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 508): ICU (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 505): BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 500): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 491): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 490): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 464): THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 455): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 442): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 390): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 185): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 173): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 340): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 150): SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 383): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 504): BELISS DON of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 507): SECOND OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 490): GOUT GOUT of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 463): MAD MILKSTER of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 184): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 172): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 149): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail, Warriors of Sunset!!!

I would like to thank the rest of the top 11 warriors in the arena for not fighting
last turn and allowing me to slide into this coveted position.  <grin>  I won't be
long winded because my manager hates us flapping our gums.  My challenges this turn
are to Rudi Jamos and Ronald Reagan.  I'm avoiding Fever Pitch and the Canaries (I
doubt I could jump either of your warriors in the challengers).  That being said,
Good Luck next turn on the sands!!

                                                    I See Sounds
                                                    Cosmic Freak Out
                                                    League Arcane

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome SUNSET.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Biff!  Pow!  SUNSET watched 
with glee as COSMIC FREAK OUT got knocked off top spot by GRIM FANDANGO!  Hmmmph!  I 
always thought THE DARK PATH was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-0-0!  
Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna 
be...  Well, SWORD OPERA's 6th moved them up to 1-4-0 place.  Some people say I 
ramble too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well 
BLACKEST PRIDE moved up 1, to 4th.  What's with INCISION?  He actually beat GRIM 
FANDANGO's SKYDANCER, and walked away with 23 more points from the fight.  Laughs 
were big at OUTSIDERS while they watched INCISION clobber SKYDANCER.  She lost 16 
points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  SUNSET has a Duelmaster 
who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  It challenged SWORD OPERA's RUDI JAMOS (25-23-0), 
which should prove (ahem!) interesting.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for SWORD 
OPERA's outstanding member, Duelmaster RUDI JAMOS.  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, SONS OF SATAN!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at CARNAGE CANARIES 
ain't reelin'!  SONS OF SATAN's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, BELL BOTTOMS!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to 
haunt you.  Taunt your opponent BAD ACID!  That was my lucky charm when I was 
unfairly challenged.  (and by 19 points!)  HI-JINX should have an easy win.  HI-JINX 
overcame BAD ACID.  I bet HI-JINX could beat two-year-olds, too.  Well, COSMIC FREAK 
OUT knows who to set their sights on.  Fighting is a better craft than farming, CAT 
KABOB, but you have to pay your dues.  Being challenged by INERTIA, 34 points above 
you, is dues.  INERTIA slew CAT KABOB.  BLACKEST PRIDE calls this fighting?  In my 
day...  RUDE BUDDHA expects the easy win by going 16 points down.  GINA TAILIA will 
find this a hard lesson!  RUDE BUDDHA left the match looking worse than when he went 
in, after GINA TAILIA, with a 9-5-0, walked all over him.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  We all knew it had to happen sooner or later.  A 
warrior can't stick around with a 10-11-2, and INERTIA easily took care of CAT KABOB. 
INERTIA had a sure-fire victory when she challenged CAT KABOB, 34 points below her.  
Was anyone really surprised when CAT KABOB bit it?  Many a warrior has met his fate 
in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUDI JAMOS 5428              25  23  0   109       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKULL STROKER 5590           16   9  0   130       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 HI-JINX 5778                 12   5  0   130       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INERTIA 5761                 13   4  1   127       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 MAINE COON CAT 5358          18  12  0   113       MEOW MIX (466)
 GINA TAILIA 4817             10   5  0   112       FEVER PITCH (253)
-HORNS 5770                    8   5  0   103       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 POISON BEAK 5827             11   8  0   102       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 THE HIPPY 5701               10   5  0    97       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 RONALD REAGAN 1588           15  14  0    96       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 I SEE SOUNDS 5704            12   7  1    96       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 SKA-D-LITE 5682              15  10  0    92       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAZOR MELODY 5577            16  17  2    90       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 BELL BOTTOMS 5493            16  26  0    90       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 BAD ACID 5700                13   6  0    90       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 RUDE BUDDHA 5765             15   9  0    87       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 C. CANARY 5766               13  12  0    86       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-PISCES INCARNATE 4919         7   0  2    86       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
 TOAD LICKER 5830             13   5  0    80       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566            16  20  2    70       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASYLUM 5786                   9   4  1    64       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 MINOS 5805                    9   6  1    64       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 DRANE 5833                   15   3  0    63       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 BLEVINS 5900                  7   4  0    63       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-SKA-BOOM 5743                 6  10  2    59       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 INCISION 5911                 4   2  1    58       OUTSIDERS (468)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIQUID GOLIATH 5800          13   8  0    56       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 ANIMATE TOFU 5454             3   1  0    55       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
-EXECUTIONER 5949              2   0  1    49       NASTY MOB (456)
-MINAMI KAZE 5164              9  17  1    46       KANO CLAN (106)
 ACE 5732                      8  21  0    45       SWORD OPERA (323)
-INFIDEL 5865                  6   1  0    44       THE DARK PATH (507)
 AGENT 99 5840                 5   4  0    43       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-METARU YONA 5350              6  18  0    42       KANO CLAN (106)
 DAMION 5831                   6   7  0    42       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-BRAND 5322                    5   7  0    42       OUTSIDERS (468)
 SUPER HOST 5758               3   3  0    42       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
-HERETIC 5867                  6   1  0    40       THE DARK PATH (507)
 WATERGATE 5836                3   3  0    40       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
-BLASPHEMER 5868               5   2  0    39       THE DARK PATH (507)
 SKYDANCER 5834               10   8  0    38       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-DEFILER 5864                  5   2  0    34       THE DARK PATH (507)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MORRIS 5835                   3   4  0    33       MEOW MIX (466)
-BULLY 5822                    2   5  0    33       NASTY MOB (456)
 SIMON COWELL 5850             3   7  0    32       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 DAZEY 5904                    5   5  0    30       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 OL' BLUE 5957                 2   0  0    30       NASTY MOB (456)
-MOMORO WA 5514                9   2  0    29       KANO CLAN (106)
 SUPER FRIENDS 5757            3   3  0    26       THAT 70'S TEAM (476)
 LILLIAN LUST 5954             1   2  0    24       SONS OF SATAN (20)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PORK RIND 5480                4   1  0    23       FEVER PITCH (253)
 BLAK MASK 5935                3   2  0    23       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 PLAGUE OF FEATHERS 5902       4   6  0    21       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 FLESH GORDON 5513             4   0  0    20       FEVER PITCH (253)
 KNEADS FLESH 5912             2   0  0    20       MEOW MIX (466)
 MUSHIKU BO 5713               5   4  0    19       KANO CLAN (106)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PLUMP FRICTION 5903           4   5  0    17       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 MATSUDA KAO 5712              5   1  0    16       KANO CLAN (106)
-ALEXANDER THE GR8 5064        2   1  1    16       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
 DJININSKI 5953                2   2  0    10       SWORD OPERA (323)
 JOHN DARLING 5932             2   4  0    10       SWORD OPERA (323)
-RIPPER OF DEATH 5366          1   2  0     9       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
-POWER THRUSTER 5914           0   5  0     9       OUTSIDERS (468)
-PEPPER BANDIT 5929            1   4  0     7       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 KITTY MORSELS 5956            1   1  0     7       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-SCARED OF KERRY 5952          1   1  0     4       IRONIC TAILS (484)
 SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955           1   1  0     4       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 BOUNCER 5951                  0   3  0     3       NASTY MOB (456)
-FALSE PROPHET 5950            0   2  0     2       THE DARK PATH (507)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAT KABOB 5802        10 11 2 CARNAGE CANARIES 147  INERTIA 5761          491         
GERYON 1710           12 11 1 SONS OF SATAN 20      CAT KABOB 5802        488 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stik and Razor Melody -- Thanks for the comments.  I keep forgetting to do a column.
Ah well, maybe next time.  I Ate A Puty Tat was from my original rollup for my team
back in the 90's.  With him in retirement I can now look for a better replacement.
His stats are 16(+1)-12(+1)-11-14(+1)-16-5-13, Broadsword, Low/Very Low.

Reagan -- Will you die already? -- Cat Kabob

Super Hose -- Super lame fight. -- C. Canary

Drane -- If that record of yours is getting to lofty for you, I'll make sure to start
throwing some challenges your way.  I've been neglecting you and you teammates the
last few turns and I'd hate to see our unspoken rivalry...(unspoken by me since I
never write personals <grin>)...fade into nothing!! -- Floyd mgr. Cosmic Freak Out

Ultra -- Gonna go to the face this winter? -- Floyd

Stik -- Sorry to steal that Top Team title from you.  It just went so well with the
other 5 awards I had last turn that I just had to have it. -- Floyd (nice of me to
finally write ads and then only pat myself on the back)

Talon -- I'm not supposed to be writing personal ads.  That was supposed to be your
role in the League Arcane when we formed the alliance.  I was the great dancer,
Destitute Noble was the cute one that wowed the teenage girls, and you were the vocal
leader.  You are really letting us and this arena down. -- Floyd

Master Tazo -- No matter what name you prefer, scum is scum.  Sad but true.  Oh well,
keep putting 'em out there and I'll keep poking 'em fulla holes as best I can! --
Stik

Ultraist -- Are the froth'ers no more, or did you just say adios?  You've always
struck me as more the lone wolf type, anyway.  Congrats to the TC Sickness!  I didn't
get any guys proxied at the summer face, but I'm hoping to come back strong in the
fall mailer. -- Stik

Miname Kazi -- Like candy from a baby.... -- Drane

Momoro Wa -- So, was that your stable's big idea of war??  One challenge?  And you
barely beat me.  Next time not so lucky.... -- Dazey

Damion -- Damn, I'm impressed with myself.  That wasn't even my TP strat! --
Skydancer

Bully -- It's nice to get a win over you guys without having to scum. -- Blevins,
feeling rather good about himself as well!

Rogan and Emnity -- Come out of hiding and fight so all can see that I truly am the
reigning scum king here! -- Drane, or "MC Scummaster D" to my peeps!

Pepper Bandit -- Oh come on, now, what could you possibly have heard about me??  I'm
harmless! -- Blak Mask, looking for a third win....

Drane -- You LUCKY stinking dog!!  You were the one that succeeded in challenging me!
I lost my challenge against you because of your self-righteous arrogance of
challenging DOWN 15 points.  Pretty indicative of what skum-sucking pigs you and your
manager are, actually.  I'll be waiting for you to get knocked down a few points
before I can back at you again.  So don't turn your back for too long, pal. -- Minami
Kaze

Grim Fancies-himself -- Never ceases to amaze me how stinking dumbed-down morons like
you go to great lengths to justify their evil treachery of DOWN-challenging.  There
is no justification for it, pal.  So your incoherent babbling in attempt to justify
your acts simply proves that you really are that stupid. -- Kano Clan

Fandango boys -- In fact, our present set of fighters and ALL of yours have only met
11 times on the sands, with a score of 6 to 5 in my favor.  The only reason your
sick, filthy head is growing beyond its means is because of your success with DOWN-
challenging me lately.  It will come back to bite you, pal. -- The Clan

Grimy Fang -- None of stinking, blubbery business what I'm doing in another arena,
bub!!  I may have a team in Willaf, and then again, I may not have a team in Willaf.
That's not one bit of your business, and you know it.  So shut your filthy pie hole
and pay attention to what you're doing in Sunset. -- Kano Clan

Gripe Fandango -- Oh!  But I'm sure you're piddly little dumbed-down mind is
incapable of comprehending the idiocy in which you wallow within.  Go ahead and laugh
your self silly, stupid little one.  Because the last laugh will indeed be mine.  So
stand by all you want, bub.  You and your warriors are being specifically targeted by
me.
P.S.  I'll run whatever fighters I see fit to run, without the influence from someone
that is incapable of reason; thank you very much.  You'll never know when or where
they come at you, in any case. -- The Clan

Sylvester -- I was <> this scared of your threats. -- C. Canary

Stik -- Master Taco pulls the same stuff on me in Solven.  Same old song. -- C.
Canary

Blak Mask -- Nice fight. -- C. Canary

Rudi Jamos -- You are supposed to lose.  What happened? -- C. Canary

The Hippy -- So, is it true what they say about that little operation improving your
concentration?  I don't think I'd go for it, myself, not even for guaranteed wins.
It's too much fun being distracted. -- Lugo Beloski

Cat Kabob -- What a magnificent piece of womanhood you are!  But too intimidating for
me.  I don't like having to look that far up to even think about a kiss. -- Rudi
Jamos

Watergate -- Take that, you hairy little freak! -- Ace

Watergate -- I have to apologize for Ace's attitude.  Well, okay, I don't HAVE to,

it's HIS attitude, after all.  But he's been so rude lately, and we none of us know
why.  Well, okay, we have our suspicions, but still, it isn't YOUR fault. -- Sara
Divine, stepping in to pour oil on troubled fires, er, waters

Ol' Blue -- You nasty mobster! -- John Darling
P.S.  What else could I say?  It was a natural.

Kitty Morsels -- And a very tender young morsel you are, too, Miss Kitty.  I kiss
your hands and your feet. -- Djininski

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE HIPPY devastated BELL BOTTOMS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
I SEE SOUNDS lost to RUDI JAMOS in a 1 minute expert's Challenge Title battle.
HI-JINX overpowered BAD ACID in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
INERTIA assassinated CAT KABOB in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
RUDE BUDDHA was devastated by GINA TAILIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TOAD LICKER was beaten by RONALD REAGAN in a 2 minute master's Challenge brawl.
BLEVINS savagely defeated ACE in a action packed 2 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
AGENT 99 vanquished PLAGUE OF FEATHERS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DAZEY viciously subdued MATSUDA KAO in a popular 4 minute brutal Challenge fight.
OL' BLUE handily defeated DJININSKI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
KITTY MORSELS subdued BOUNCER in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge match.
BLAK MASK handily defeated SUGAR MAGNOLIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
KNEADS FLESH demolished JOHN DARLING in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
SKULL STROKER handily defeated SKA-D-LITE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
MAINE COON CAT vanquished LUGO BELOSKI in a action packed 1 minute mismatched bout.
POISON BEAK beat KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
MINOS was devastated by C. CANARY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ASYLUM demolished SIMON COWELL in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
DRANE defeated WATERGATE in a 3 minute conflict.
INCISION devastated SKYDANCER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SUPER HOST was defeated by ANIMATE TOFU in a 2 minute duel.
DAMION luckily beat SUPER FRIENDS in a 2 minute bout.
MUSHIKU BO was handily defeated by LILLIAN LUST in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FLESH GORDON devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a slow 5 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         SLASHING ATTACK   48 -  31 -  2      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         TOTAL PARRY       53 -  36 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        19 -  14 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  25 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  17 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    64 -  77 -  2      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  24 -  1      37  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  17 -  2      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  14 -  0      26  |

Turn 491 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    RUDI JAMOS 5428            25  23  0  109 SWORD OPERA (323)
SLASHING ATTACK  SKULL STROKER 5590         16   9  0  130 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
STRIKING ATTACK  HI-JINX 5778               12   5  0  130 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
LUNGING ATTACK   INERTIA 5761               13   4  1  127 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
PARRY-STRIKE     GINA TAILIA 4817           10   5  0  112 FEVER PITCH (253)
TOTAL PARRY      RONALD REAGAN 1588         15  14  0   96 SONS OF SATAN (20)
AIMED BLOW       I SEE SOUNDS 5704          12   7  1   96 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
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 DAZEY 5904.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLEVINS 5900, RONALD 
REAGAN 1588, WATERGATE 5836, MAINE COON CAT 5358, ASYLUM 5786, ANIMATE TOFU 5454, 
SUPER FRIENDS 5757, THE HIPPY 5701, HI-JINX 5778, and GINA TAILIA 4817.

The least popular fighter this week was FLESH GORDON 5513.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MUSHIKU BO 5713, SKYDANCER 5834, MINOS 5805, LUGO BELOSKI 5566, 
SKA-D-LITE 5682, JOHN DARLING 5932, SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955, DJININSKI 5953, PLAGUE OF 
FEATHERS 5902, and ACE 5732.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RUDI JAMOS (21-5428) SWORD OPERA (323)