DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/16/2004    Duedate: 06/29/2004

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-484

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TERMINATOR
SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)
(22-6158) [8-5-1,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TERMINATOR                     SHALL BE
SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)          WHY (708)
(22-6158) [8-5-1,123]          (22-6243) [2-0-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FLAT TAX                       MS. MADNESS
THE REPUBLICANS (103)          WOLF PACK II (639)
(22-5998) [17-19-0,101]        (22-5468) [1-1-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE 7TH DAY (702)           49
2. JUST CHILLIN (699)          45      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. THE DEMOCRATS (202)         45      Unchartered Team
4. BIBLE BELTERS (364)         34
5. K FORCE (706)               30      THE 7TH DAY (702)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE 7TH DAY (702)          3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    11  4 0
 2/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    125  62  4 66.8   2/ 2 BIBLE BELTERS (364)       9  6 0
 3/ 3 THE POISON CLAN (692)     42  28  1 60.0   3/ 6 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     7  8 0
 4/ 5 JUST CHILLIN (699)        35  25  3 58.3   4/ 8 THE DEMOCRATS (202)       7  8 0
 5- 7 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)    144 116 10 55.4   5/ 3 THE ZOO (205)             7  8 0
 6/ 6 PROTECTORS (695)          25  22  2 53.2   6/ 9 JUST CHILLIN (699)        7  8 0
 7/10 BIBLE BELTERS (364)       39  35  1 52.7   7- 7*WHITE WOLF (707)          6  4 0
 8/ 8 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    342 319 23 51.7   8/ 4 SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)     6  9 1
 9/ 9 THE DEMOCRATS (202)      140 132  9 51.5   9/10 CHINESE CONNECTION (700)  6  9 1
10/ 4*WHY (708)                  4   4  0 50.0  10/11 THE POISON CLAN (692)     6  9 0
11/ 1*WOLF PACK II (639)         1   1  0 50.0  11/ 5*K FORCE (706)             5 10 0
12-12*WHITE WOLF (707)           7   8  0 46.7  12/ 0*THE 7TH DAY (702)         3  1 0
13/11*K FORCE (706)              9  11  1 45.0  13/12*WHY (708)                 3  3 0
14/13 THE ZOO (205)            349 468  5 42.7  14/14 PROTECTORS (695)          2  2 0
15/14 CHINESE CONNECTION (700)  21  32  1 39.6  15-13 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)     2  7 0
16/15 SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)     23  42  2 35.4  16/15*WOLF PACK II (639)        1  1 0
17-17*OXYMORONS (698)            1  12  0  7.7  17-16*OXYMORONS (698)           1  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
    '*'   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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 244): MISS STEP of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 491): BEEF BULLION of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 490): I ATE MY WORM of I BENT MY WOOKIE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 483): RUMSFELD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 480): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 479): SQUYER of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 480): AMEE of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 475): THE ROCK of WRESTLMANIACS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 442): LEADFOOT of TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 435): MARS of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 428): BERKE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 192): STRING BEAN JEAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo
                            Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 339): TRIPLICATE THUNDER of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 329): LOCKHEART of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 147): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 376): MONICA VIRTUESHIELD of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE from ARUAK CITY
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 244): TEN TON TOGAS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 491): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 490): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 483): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 480): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 479): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 480): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 475): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 442): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 435): GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 428): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 192): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 339): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 329): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 147): CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 376): RISEN FROM THE DEAD (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 243): NIGHT BLACK of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
                           RANCID WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
                           TAISHO of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 491): BEEF BULLION of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               SKYWISE of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
                   (turn 490): DOG-TIRED of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 483): RUMSFELD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 478): SOVEREYN of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 441): TERIS of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 434): TORA HAMLIN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 427): ZACK of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 191): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 339): TRIPLICATE THUNDER of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
                              LORD OF THE O RINGS of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
                              BRAK of THE UNDERWORLD (Proximo, mgr.)
                              NEWCASTLE of BEERBARIANS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 146): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It's about time that the Secretary of Defense became the Duelmaster.  First, let
me pay tribute to Ronald Reagan, a great leader in our Party and in America.  He will
be missed.
     Well onward and upward.  I was actually hoping that I would not graduate this
turn so I could graduate with a winning record.  I am Judge's first parry-strike to
graduate, and Judge has now achieved one of his DM goals--to graduate all 10 fighting
styles.  For some reason, my bloodfeud challenge did not go through two turns ago, or
I would have been able to lay three bloodfeud beatings on Conspiracy, Inc.
     I will take this opportunity to condemn the game play of Detective Kellumbo.
Your downchallenging, scum-running style of play is an embarrassment to all those
fine managers who fight in this arena.  I encourage all managers to give Kellbumo
what he deserves--a taste of his own medicine.
     One final fight before I leave.  I think I will test out my favorite weapon--the
epee.  Conspiracy, Inc., enjoy the bloodfeud challenge.

                                             Your Duelmaster,
                                                  Lord Protector Rumsfeld

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for SOLVEN.  Uncool, K FORCE.  I mean 2-3-0 is 
bad.  Will they will be allowed to fight?  I say use 'em for training practice!  The 
guys at THE DEMOCRATS like really pulled together to get a 3-2-0 this turn, moving up 
by 4.  One team deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 3 after going 4-1-0.  
Keep it up, JUST CHILLIN!  Talk about hot teams!  THE 7TH DAY goes out, the very 
first time, and goes 3-1-0!  Like, what do you guys eat for breakfast?  MVP award for 
NANCY PELOSI?  THE DEMOCRATS' proud of her after beating ILSA SHE-WOLF and getting 22 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  ILSA SHE-WOLF got smashed by NANCY PELOSI, 
and lost 14 points!  Boo, hoo!  TERMINATOR slew (slaught?  slet?) RUMSFELD!  Actually 
I never liked him much.  He just wanted to fight all the time.  Is the Duelmaster 
really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  THE DEMOCRATS was the most avoided 
team.  Is a 140-132-9 record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why 
THE POISON CLAN's been avoiding THE DEMOCRATS so much?  Or is it just that they're 
too scared?  Can CHINESE CONNECTION's CHUNG' FOW be more popular than me?  He was 
challenged the most, but is that really the same?  People were asking me did MAYBE 
LATER REALLY challenge DYSON?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) 
It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but DYSON wants me to write about it 
since he was defeated by MAYBE LATER.  Satisfied?  THE PHOENIX must not be a good 
enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged ARLS.  9 is a big difference.  
(Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought THE PHOENIX showed great skill and 
promise when he beat ARLS.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERMINATOR 6158               8   5  1   123       SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KANGAROO KATE 5900           20  35  1   105       THE ZOO (205)
 FLAT TAX 5998                17  19  0   101       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 NANCY PELOSI 6076            14   8  1   100       THE DEMOCRATS (202)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GEORGE BUSH 1708             18  10  1    90       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 ILSA SHE-WOLF 6107           13   5  1    86       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 THE TOAD 6121                12   2  0    68       THE POISON CLAN (692)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAT UP 6172                 10   2  1    64       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 NO HURRY 6174                 8   4  0    62       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-DARRELL ISSA 6108            10   7  2    61       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 JOSIAH 6201                   7   2  0    60       BIBLE BELTERS (364)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIDEON 3308                   9   8  0    56       BIBLE BELTERS (364)
 MAYBE LATER 6176              7   5  1    56       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 KALAMAZOO 6116                9   7  0    54       THE ZOO (205)
 RUFUS 6180                    9   3  0    54       BIBLE BELTERS (364)
-ANTHONY SCALIA 6103          12   6  0    50       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 SHALL BE 6243                 2   0  0    50       WHY (708)
 EASY BREEZE 6173              6   6  1    47       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 ROE V WADE 6226               5   2  0    47       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 CHUNG' FOW 6184               6   5  0    45       CHINESE CONNECTION (700)
 SNAKE CHARMER 6169           11   3  0    42       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 DYSON 6137                    6   3  0    41       PROTECTORS (695)
 THE SCORPION 6117             9   5  0    38       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 HANNAH 6144                   7   7  0    38       BIBLE BELTERS (364)
 LYEKKA 6140                   4   4  0    38       PROTECTORS (695)
 CAROL M. BRAUN 6146           6   9  0    36       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 THE LIZARD 6120               7   7  1    35       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 SAMURIA SAM 6200              6   4  0    35       SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)
 SAVAGE DRAGON 6155            5   8  1    34       SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIA' KIAN 6185                5   6  0    33       CHINESE CONNECTION (700)
 IRON MONKEY 6186              4   6  1    33       CHINESE CONNECTION (700)
 CHARLES RANGEL 6229           3   3  1    33       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
-GANGREL 6238                  2   1  0    33       WHITE WOLF (707)
-CADE 6138                     3   4  1    32       PROTECTORS (695)
 MS. MADNESS 5468              1   1  0    32       WOLF PACK II (639)
-ANN COULTER 6168              6   7  0    29       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
-BRUJAH 6237                   2   1  0    28       WHITE WOLF (707)
 BOSCOE 6231                   2   2  0    27       K FORCE (706)
-LASOMBRA 6240                 2   1  0    26       WHITE WOLF (707)
 THE LOTUS 6208                5   4  0    25       THE POISON CLAN (692)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOOIE 6152                    4  11  0    23       THE ZOO (205)
 LING' LON 6187                1  10  0    22       CHINESE CONNECTION (700)
 THE PHOENIX 6227              3   4  0    21       THE POISON CLAN (692)
-D.O.A. DOMINANCE 6162         1   5  0    21       OXYMORONS (698)
 ARISHTARTE 6257               3   1  1    20       THE ZOO (205)
 2ND AMENDMENT 6211            2   6  0    20       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 BONG HITS 4 JESUS 6197        1   0  0    19       THE 7TH DAY (702)
 GIL STAYNE 6234               2   2  0    18       K FORCE (706)
 NEXT TIME 6274                1   1  0    17       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 SHADE 6232                    2   2  0    16       K FORCE (706)
 JER BER 6235                  2   2  1    15       K FORCE (706)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPTAIN CHAOS 6271            2   0  0    15       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 SCHWARZENEGGER 6265           2   1  0    14       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 ATILLA 6228                   2   4  0    14       SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6286           1   0  0    14       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 JESSICA 6287                  1   0  0    14       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 BONG 1 KIRK 0 6198            1   0  0    13       THE 7TH DAY (702)
 ARLS 6233                     1   3  0    10       K FORCE (706)
 AL FRANKEN 6253               2   3  0     9       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
-ASSAMITE 6239                 1   2  0     9       WHITE WOLF (707)
 HAPPY FUN DAY 6199            1   0  0     8       THE 7TH DAY (702)
 WHO ME 6246                   2   1  0     7       WHY (708)
 GOLIATH 6270                  1   1  0     6       BIBLE BELTERS (364)
 LUBIA' MEI' 6258              1   2  0     5       CHINESE CONNECTION (700)
 TAX DEDUCTION 6269            1   1  0     4       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-RATTLESNAKE ANNIE 6136        0   3  0     3       PROTECTORS (695)
 ELDRIDGE PHANT 6280           0   2  0     2       THE ZOO (205)
-VENTRUE 6273                  0   1  0     1       WHITE WOLF (707)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DA 6196                0  1 0 THE 7TH DAY 702       KORGE, SHEWISH GI 404 484 NONE    
JEHORAM 6209           2  5 1 BIBLE BELTERS 364     IRON MONKEY 6186      482 REVENGED
PING' LEE 6188         4  3 0 CHINESE CONNECTIO 700 WHAT UP 6172          481         
RUMSFELD 6032         14 16 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   TERMINATOR 6158       484         
SCHWARZENEGGER 6050   12 11 1 THE REPUBLICANS 103   GEORGE BUSH 1708      480 REVENGED
THREE STRIKES 6255     0  1 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   CHARLES RANGEL 6229   481 JUST REV
ACHILLES 6268          0  2 0 SAVAGE HEARTS 2 697   WURM KIN 410          484 NONE    
RAVNOS 6236            0  1 0 WHITE WOLF 707        JER BER 6235          481         
COULD BE II 6267       0  2 0 WHY 708               DARK CHAMPION 407     484 NONE    
COULD BE 6245          0  1 0 WHY 708               ARISHTARTE 6257       481         
GIREFFY 6102           4 11 0 THE ZOO 205           MAYBE LATER 6176      480 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Assamithius -- I gave Silver Stroker a hard time for DCing because he is a two faced
liar, who lacks the honor fight his warriors fairly.  Me on the other hand...I knew
that the Lizard would lose that fight.  It was my way of welcoming you to the arena
and hopefully getting your fighter some good learns.  Which he did get, did he not?
So you see, my challenge was a good and honorable one, and Sliver Stroker's was
dishonorable.  I hope this clears it up for you, and again welcome to Solven. --
Master Tazo, Mgr. The Poison Clan

Silver Stroker -- Call it what you will, but you had to go down the list to make the
challenge, not up.  You did it to try to get a win for the pathetic losers you call
fighters, and now you're trying to make excuses to cover your fighters lack of a
spines. -- Master Tazo

Weolfe -- Well, at least you finally took a side.  Telling your pal Stroker about the
plans for his pals.  (He's not smart enough to keep the cat in the bag, in the
personal ads.)  So are you going to officially announce your membership in the Chaos
Club, or are you going to keep running around behind the scenes playing both sides
against the middle? -- Master Tazo
P.S.  As I explained to Assamithius, it was not a DC in the Lizard's case, so I was
not being a hypocrite in calling out your buddy Stroker for DCing.  I'm glad we had
this chance to talk and explain things.  See you on the sands.

All -- I am sending my team on vacation, to some mystical place called Memphis, and
we won't be back 'til after the face. -- White Wolf

Silver -- Nice team spotlight!  Thanks for taking the time to write.  It would be
cool if more managers in the great city of Solven did the same.  I'll work on one
soon. -- Detective Kellumbo

Stroked it Silver -- Don't let it go to your head.  You're still a moron. -- DK

Judge -- A hearty congrats on finally taking the throne.  I can't wait to see what
you have to say. -- DK

Taco guy -- Well, well, well, looks like the Toad came up just short of breaking
Maximus' record for best start in the arena of...oh crap!  I just double checked, and
Maximus started off 11-0-2, and then lost...crap!!!!  Looks like the Toad's 12-0-0 is
the new high water mark for Solven (unless an older manager knows something I don't
about this).  Ah well.  Good for you, Taco Boy. -- Kellumbo
P.S.  Did you hear Silver?  You're my lackey, lackey!

Arls -- That sounds like a noise a pirate makes when he is dying!  Arrrrllllssss....
-- Schwarzenegger

The Toad -- How'd you like those crits to the noggin'?  Let me guess, you were
distracted by what Silver was doing over in the corner, right? -- Ilsa She-
Wooooooooollllllllllfffffffffffffff!!!!!!!1

Hannah -- That's right there girl.  Nice and long and slow, just the way I like it.
-- Snake Charmer

Eldridge Phant -- I have a feeling Kellumbo's Kids will be seeing you often. --
Captain Chaos

Judge -- Good to see you "judge" success by simply having a winning record.  Like the
saying goes:  If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've
always got.  If you ask me, that means a mediocre team and warriors from you. -- DK

Woelfe -- Methinks you are up to something.... -- DK

Sentinel -- Looks like you finally picked up that elusive first win in Solven.  Way
to go! -- DK

Elderberry -- I just found my fights for two turns ago, and I see that Arishtarte
killed one of your new warriors on her first fight.  My apologies, she wasn't
supposed to do that. -- Leeta

Darrell Issa -- That'll teach you to conspire! -- Kangaroo Kate

Savage Dragon -- Bite the men, kiddo.  I'll help, because us women have to stick
together. -- Kalamazoo

2nd Amendment -- But I want them ALL. -- Zooie

Boscoe -- You're still alive, right?  That seems to be important.  Leeta's really
annoyed with me.  But if you're still alive, everything is fine, or at least as fine
as it's going to get in a hurry. -- Arishtarte

Captain Chaos -- Huh, this isn't as easy as the recruiters said it would be.  Darn.
-- Eldridge Phant

Gideon -- Thank you. -- Kalamazoo

Ilsa -- You should be careful licking toads.  Some are poisonous. -- The Toad

Lyekka -- Luck, pure luck.  That's all I have to say.... -- The Phoenix

Gideon -- If it wasn't for that training accident the week before, I would have
beaten you easily.  But thanks for all the skills. -- The Scorpion

Charles Rangel -- I hope you enjoyed that last fight.  There is more to come. -- The
Republicans

Conspiracy, Inc. -- It is not clear to me why the Gladiatorial Commission failed to
let my bloodfeud challenge go through on the first turn.  No matter.  I got your boy
last turn, and I am challenging him again.  I did not appreciate him killing my
stablemate. -- Lord Protector Rumsfeld

Ed. -- It's the right to bear arms.  Only those silly, liberal bare-handed aimed-
blows seem to have a problem with this concept. -- 2nd Amendment

     But even an aimed blow could hardly wish to go up against an armed bear, no? --
     Ed.

Judge -- I'm not avoiding.  So challenge away. -- Al Gore

What a piss poor turn.  My worst fighter is the only one who won a fight! -- Al Gore

Master Taco -- I don't think Silver Stroke likes you. -- Al Gore
P.S.  Don't cry foul about DC's when you are guilty of doing them.

With all the recent killing going on, I swear we are in a Delarq arena!  Another
reason why Solven is the best! -- Al Gore

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

16 June 2004
                             Death Fest Begins July 29/DM 59 T-172

     "You drive a hard bargain Hammer," responded Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul, "but the 
Gladiatorial Commission has agreed to re-open DM 58 Delarq Tor as a Slow Arena 
exclusively for a period of six months to those Death Fest contestants who fight 
their stables at least 67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death 
Fest; on the condition that at least 20 stables qualify for the Illis Iron Stable 
Award at the conclusion of the Death Fest and those qualifying managers send a New 
Stable to DM 58 Delarq Tor without Cannibalizing their participation in the other 
arenas where they have active stables!"
     Hammer felt a certain sense of satisfaction as he studied the ghoulish grin 
spreading across the face of Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul; proud Arena Master of the once 
dying Illis Arena, as the DM 59 Arena Authority signed the Gladiatorial Commission 
papers authenticating the arrangement agreed upon by the two parties presiding.
     "You and the Gladiatorial Commission also drive a hard bargain," Hammer replied 
as he reflected upon the prospects of Delarq Tor DM 58 being re-opened as a Slow 
Arena with at least 20 New Stables by the Managers who fight their stables at least 
67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death Fest. "I also notice the 
clause that for Delarq Tor to be open Exclusively for 6 months to the New Stables 
managed by the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners that there must be at least 15 stables 
Active each cycle. That is a fair bargain for the opportunity to battle for the 
Duelmaster Throne each of those six months before Other New Stables are allowed to 
enter Delarq Tor."
     This was a Golden Opportunity for both Veteran and Newbie Managers to pave a new 
frontier of Delarq history by qualifying their Death Fest stables in DM 59 with 67 
fights out of a possible 75; then for the price of running a stable in a Regular 
Arena, continuing to be Active in DM 59 and sending a New Team Roll Up to be a part 
of "History in the Making" when Delarq Tor would re-open for its First Turn as a Slow 
Arena on November 3rd, 2005.
     Death Fest would conclude on T-186 August 25th, 2005 allowing the Illis Iron 
Stable Award Winners enough time to be registered with the Gladiatorial Commission; 
whereupon they would be able to submit a New Team Roll Up to the GC to start a New 
Stable in Delarq Tor; be able to fight those New Gladiators in the Rookies 2005 Fall 
Mailer Tourney; then begin competing for the DM 58 Duelmasters Throne in Delarq Tor 
right out of the gate with the November 3rd 2005 T-1 Debut Opening Round.
     Hammer of the First Part had also negotiated with Lord Na-Zul of the Second Part 
an agreement that All 10 Dark Arena Monsters and 17 NPCs Characters be re-named by 
the Top Ten Death Fest Finishers. [See DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by 
Hammer for the complete listing of Dark Arena Monsters/NPCs and the Official Death 
Fest Designation for which Top Ten Finishers re-name which characters!]
     Lord Na-Sul could not hide his delight at the prospects of Death being re-
delivered to his once dying arena during the Delarq Death Fest; the DM 59 Arena 
Master agreed that these Death Fest Prizes were but a Small Exchange in Comparison to 
the Profits to be made by the local Illis business merchants and surrounding 
community from the Anticipated Influx into Illis by the Veteran and Newbie 
Managers/Gladiators/Stables seeking to make History in the Delarq Death Fest.
     Nor could Hammer conceal his jubilation regarding the Call Across Alistari being 
Answered to Cross Blades and Match Wits with the Devious, the Diabolical, the 
Dangerous and the Down Challenging who were being drawn to the Delarq Death Fest to 
Fulfill their Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     REMEMBER: Death Fest begins July 29th T-172 with 25 points being awarded to 
those who write a minimum 15 paragraph Team Spotlight [including Stable Name & 
Managerial Alias in the Storyline!] for the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter [So Make Sure HAL 
Does Not Eat any Lengthy Sentences that are Emailed without Proper Formatting; and 
the RSI Typist has Plenty of Time to Type Any Hand Written Spotlights; Lest Ye 
Discover 0 Points Awarded for a Missing or Incomplete T-172 Team Spotlight!]
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"  -- Hammer/Death Fest 
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension 
Family in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ACHILLES was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
COULD BE II was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DA was barely slain by KORGE, SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
FLAT TAX overpowered CHARLES RANGEL in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
LING' LON was bested by WHAT UP in a 4 minute Bloodfeud fight.
GOLIATH was savagely defeated by IRON MONKEY in a 2 minute Bloodfeud match.
NANCY PELOSI won victory over ILSA SHE-WOLF in a 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
THE LIZARD was viciously subdued by GIDEON in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
RUFUS slimly won victory over CHUNG' FOW in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
MAYBE LATER viciously subdued DYSON in a popular 3 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
EASY BREEZE lost to JOSIAH in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
LYEKKA was defeated by KALAMAZOO in a 2 minute Challenge match.
MS. MADNESS was unbelievably bested by SNAKE CHARMER in a 8 minute Challenge bout.
THE PHOENIX luckily beat ARLS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge competition.
BOSCOE demolished ZOOIE in a 2 minute gory mismatched Challenge match.
ATILLA was viciously subdued by SCHWARZENEGGER in a 9 minute Challenge conflict.
CAPTAIN CHAOS overpowered ELDRIDGE PHANT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
RUMSFELD was easily killed by TERMINATOR in a 1 minute mismatched Title bout.
KANGAROO KATE devastated THE TOAD in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
ROE V WADE overpowered ARISHTARTE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
THE SCORPION was overpowered by SHALL BE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SAVAGE DRAGON was handily defeated by NO HURRY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
LIA' KIAN beat THE LOTUS in a 1 minute fight.
SAMURIA SAM won victory over SHADE in a popular 1 minute match.
CAROL M. BRAUN handily defeated 2ND AMENDMENT in a 2 minute uneven duel.
HANNAH devastated JER BER in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
GIL STAYNE overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
NEXT TIME beat WHO ME in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
AL FRANKEN was savagely defeated by BONG HITS 4 JESUS in a 2 minute brutal bout.
LUBIA' MEI' lost to CLINT EASTWOOD in a action packed 6 minute beginner's bout.
TAX DEDUCTION was overpowered by JESSICA in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BONG 1 KIRK 0 handily defeated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HAPPY FUN DAY defeated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 4 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         TOTAL PARRY       55 -  31 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         STRIKING ATTACK   64 -  45 -  4      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  24 -  1      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  21 -  1      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW         9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  54 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  33 -  1      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  19 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  16 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  30 -  0      36  |

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:

SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  5     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  6         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  4         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TERMINATOR 6158             8   5  1  123 SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)
LUNGING ATTACK   NANCY PELOSI 6076          14   8  1  100 THE DEMOCRATS (202)
TOTAL PARRY      THE TOAD 6121              12   2  0   68 THE POISON CLAN (692)
SLASHING ATTACK  MAYBE LATER 6176            7   5  1   56 JUST CHILLIN (699)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KALAMAZOO 6116              9   7  0   54 THE ZOO (205)
WALL OF STEEL    DYSON 6137                  6   3  0   41 PROTECTORS (695)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FLAT TAX 5998.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MS. MADNESS 5468.  The ten other most popular fighters were CLINT EASTWOOD 6286, 
ARLS 6233, MAYBE LATER 6176, IRON MONKEY 6186, GIDEON 3308, KALAMAZOO 6116, SAMURIA 
SAM 6200, WHAT UP 6172, NANCY PELOSI 6076, and JOSIAH 6201.

The least popular fighter this week was SCHWARZENEGGER 6265.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ATILLA 6228, SNAKE CHARMER 6169, HAPPY FUN DAY 6199, TAX 
DEDUCTION 6269, 2ND AMENDMENT 6211, SHADE 6232, THE LOTUS 6208, SAVAGE DRAGON 6155, 
THE SCORPION 6117, and ARISHTARTE 6257.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KANGAROO KATE (22-5900) THE ZOO (205)

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

RUMSFELD (22-6032) THE REPUBLICANS (103)