Date   : 06/30/2004    Duedate: 07/13/2004


DM-22    TURN-485

This Weeks Top Honors


(22-5998) [18-19-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FLAT TAX                       BOSCOE
THE REPUBLICANS (103)          K FORCE (706)
(22-5998) [18-19-0,109]        (22-6231) [3-2-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FLAT TAX                       WHAT UP
(22-5998) [18-19-0,109]        (22-6172) [10-3-1,53]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       42
2. K FORCE (706)               41      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. WHITE WOLF (707)            37      Unchartered Team
4. PSY CORPS (712)             35
5. PROTECTORS (695)            29      PSY CORPS (712)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE 7TH DAY (702)          3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    12  3 0
 2/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    129  63  4 67.2   2/ 2 BIBLE BELTERS (364)      10  5 0
 3/ 0*PSY CORPS (712)            3   2  0 60.0   3/ 3 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     8  7 0
 4/ 3 THE POISON CLAN (692)     44  31  1 58.7   4/ 4 THE DEMOCRATS (202)       7  8 1
 5/12*WHITE WOLF (707)          11   8  1 57.9   5/ 6 JUST CHILLIN (699)        7  8 0
 6/ 4 JUST CHILLIN (699)        37  28  3 56.9   6/11*K FORCE (706)             7  8 0
 7- 5 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)    144 116 10 55.4   7/ 7*WHITE WOLF (707)          6  3 1
 8/ 6 PROTECTORS (695)          27  22  2 55.1   8/ 8 SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)     6  9 1
 9/13*K FORCE (706)             13  12  1 52.0   9/ 5 THE ZOO (205)             5 10 0
10/ 7 BIBLE BELTERS (364)       41  38  1 51.9  10/10 THE POISON CLAN (692)     5 10 0
11/ 8 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    344 322 23 51.7  11/14 PROTECTORS (695)          4  2 0
12/ 9 THE DEMOCRATS (202)      143 134 10 51.6  12/ 9 CHINESE CONNECTION (700)  4 11 0
13-10*WHY (708)                  4   4  0 50.0  13-12*THE 7TH DAY (702)         3  1 0
14-11*WOLF PACK II (639)         1   1  0 50.0  14/ 0*PSY CORPS (712)           3  2 0
15/14 THE ZOO (205)            349 473  5 42.5  15-16*WOLF PACK II (639)        1  1 0
16/16 SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)     26  44  2 37.1  16-17*OXYMORONS (698)           1  2 0
17/15 CHINESE CONNECTION (700)  21  37  1 36.2  17-13*WHY (708)                 1  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18-17*OXYMORONS (698)            1  12  0  7.7  18-15 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)     1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

Aruak City:

     "First, gather information," Adeolar muttered.  It was one of the basic rules
that the more information you had relevant to your problem, the better your chance
was of solving it.  She frowned at her gilt-framed magic mirror, twisting a lock of
hair thoughtfully as she considered how to make best use of it.  It was still
working, after a fashion, but the reddish film tainting the glass was stronger.  It
confused the images, and she suspected that it also indicated something more
dangerous than misreading a scene: that the spell which it embodied was being
contaminated by blood magic, as well.  Contaminated, and maybe distorted, maybe even
subverted.  Did she dare use the mirror spell now?
     Did she dare NOT use it?  She needed information to plan her campaign against
Khaldren.  She shook her head and wiped at the red-tinged glass once more.  She would
just have to--
     She glanced over her shoulder as Segallion Sundancer, one of her warriors,
looked into the room.  His countrywoman Nila was with him.
     "Nila and I were wondering if we could help, ma'am.  You being a sun priestess,
and us being temple staff of the Sun Temple on Korvant Isle, well, we thought we
might be... compatible."
     "Oh.  Hmm."  Adie frowned, her fingers automatically going to one of her curls
and twisting it as she considered the possibilities.  The worship of the sun as
performed in the western Karian states was not at all like that of her own tradition,
but it might work.  It might, at least, be worth trying.  "Perhaps," she said
finally.  "Let's set it up this way:  I'll start on my own, and if I don't need your
help, you keep out of it--  It's too dangerous to mix in if you aren't needed," she
added sternly as Segallion opened his mouth to protest.  "But you be READY, and if I
need help, I'll signal you."  Maybe she would, but maybe not.  It WAS dangerous, and
neither gladiator had achieved Shelia Greywand's immortality yet.  But she understood
the need to be helpful, and she might not have to make use of their aid.
     When both gladiators nodded agreement, she turned back to her mirror.
Carefully, with every aspect of the spell observed meticulously--something that
wasn't necessary under better times, because spells were normally all of a piece and
could "take a hint," as it were--she began the incantation that would activate the
mirror.  The surface shimmered crimson silver, glittering and trembling.  This was
NOT the normal behavior of a mirror spell!  It felt as though she was trying to lift
a great weight with her mind.  She had never thought of the veil between HERE and
THERE as a weight before....
     Abruptly the glass cleared, or nearly so, a reddish film remained.  And there
was risen Krael as she had seen it before.  But this time she was not interested in
the general view.  It was an accepted law of magic that for every strength a magician
or wizard had, there was a corresponding weakness.  Khaldren had come into the
present from Krael, and somewhere in that city she hoped to find a clue to his power
and his weakness.
     There was the ancient city, mud-stained and battered by the centuries it had
spent sunk beneath the Trier.  There the survivors, moving about their tasks which
seemed inexplicable but must be linked in some way to Khaldren.  She selected one of
the better-dressed men and began to follow him through the ruins.  His course was
erratic, she thought at first it was to avoid the obstacles presented by the city's
decrepit state.  But he climbed over the mound of rubble that represented a fallen
wall, and splashed through a knee-deep pool of water and mud.  There were easier ways
to get from one point to another, so why...?
     The man met up with another, handed over a... she couldn't see what, a crystal
of some sort, and sat down on a stone to wring out the hem of his robe.  The other
man set off across the rubble.  With a cold shock, Adie realized that the movement of
these men, and others in Krael, were themselves parts of a spell.
     What kind of spell would be produced by somatic components on such a scale?  A
very powerful one....  Were the other "risen cities" involved in this?  Celestinvael
had been mentioned, and Old Valamantis.  Adie turned her mirror-sight to the south.
     She was marginally aware that behind her the two gladiators began to dance and

Near Ardivent:

     Master Cho, former manager of the Bluvalley Warriors of Ardivent and Chan Chi
Monastery of Khalhums, sipped his wine and nodded approval.  "Very good.  Quite
drinkable, in fact."
     Fandil, former manager of the Fandils, laughed and poured wine into his own cup.
"Like you wouldn't drink it anyway, you old bandit?"  He sobered.  "What brings you
down from the mountains, Cho?  The rumors about Celestinvael?"  The ancient city lay
in the forested no-man's-land between Ardivent and the Delarquan Federation, and
woodsmen had been bringing tales of marvels and minor disasters for weeks now.  That
it was a matter for concern, a matter that would bear watching, was undeniable, but
Fandil had seen nothing to indicate that it was urgent.
     "Celestinvael is enough to worry about," Master Cho answered, nodding, "and it
is indirectly what brought me here.  If you think about what the city was like in its
last days...!  But my immediate concern is young Adeolar up in Aruak City."
     "I may be retired," old Fandil said stiffly, "but I'm not COMPLETELY out of
touch, Cho!  Adeolar is a very competent woman, and Kennelworth is not worried about
her--he'd have mentioned it in his last letter.  She can handle anything she's likely
to meet."
     "No doubt... one on one.  But that fool Khaldren has invoked and involved
wizards from a dozen centuries.  Not all of them will work together--as well try to
get cats to run in step!  But some will, and can she handle two, or six, or ten, if 
they're all working together?"
     "Ah."  Fandil was silent for several minutes, stroking his beard slowly as his
mind raced.  "Ah.  That could be... bad.  Very bad."  He set his wine cup down
carefully.  "You're quite right.  We'll have to assist her, or at least be ready to
do so.  Now?"
     "What better time?"

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 245): MISS STEP of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 492): BARK of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 491): I ATE MY WORM of I BENT MY WOOKIE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 484): TERMINATOR of SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 481): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                              Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 481): FLIMSY of WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 476): DARK CHOCOLATE of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 443): SQUISH THE GERBIL of CRUEL PET NAMES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 436): SADISTA FAIRBORNE of MEMPHIS MAFIA (Bookie, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 429): BERKE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 193): MUTILATE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 340): BLACK EYE of JOKA MASHER! (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 330): SEXTANT of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 147): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 245): TEN TON TOGAS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 492): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 491): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 484): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 481): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 480): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 481): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 476): LOVE LETTERS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 443): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 436): MEMPHIS MAFIA (Bookie, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 429): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 193): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 340): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 330): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 147): CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 377): RISEN FROM THE DEAD, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 245): MISS STEP of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
                           GREY FOX of A.K.A. (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 492): BARK of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                   (turn 491): BEEF BULLION of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               SKYWISE of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 484): KANGAROO KATE of THE ZOO (Leeta, mgr.)
               (turn 483): RUMSFELD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 340): BLACK EYE of JOKA MASHER! (Sultan, mgr.)
                  (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.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 146): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

This is Gilomona with the Gladiatorial Times and I'm here to speak with this week's
Duelmaster from Solven.

Gilomona:  So how does it feel to take the throne?

Terminator:  It feels good.  I've finally taken my rightful place in Solven.  I sure
feel a lot better than Rumsfeld, that is for sure.  ;)

Gilomona:  Some say you didn't like Rumsfeld and that is the cause of his untimely
demise.  Is there any truth to this rumor?

Terminator:  I like the guy.  I was thinking of his health and financial well-being,
I tell you.  (smile)

Gilomona:  And may I ask how that is when you shoved that scimitar through his skull

Terminator:  That's just my way of saying I lub joo!  Anyway think of the skin cancer
I saved him from and him being in a body bag will cut down on carriage cost.  He
rides with the luggage now 1/2 off, not to mention not needing those costly meals on
the road to the Isle.  <wink>

Gilomona:  Hmmm...I see.  But how do explain the five minutes of carving on him even
after he was dead?

Terminator:  Well you see, plastic surgery has always been a art for me.  :)  You
kidding, I usually charge 1000 gold for such a service.

Gilomona:  You have a good heart, I see.

Terminator:  Aye.

Gilomona:  So who does your challenge go through to this week?

Terminator:  Ilsa-shewolf.

Gilomona:  What a lucky girl.

Terminator:  Well if my challenge goes through she or he--as you never know with
Detective Klinger's team, as the men like to dress up in dresses and call themselves
women--will wish my challenge hadn't gone through.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in SOLVEN a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  Now keep the taverns open late 
tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for THE ZOO, whose 0-5-0 this turn dropped 
them by 4 into 9th.  K FORCE stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 into a 5 space 
move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 6th place.  Good work, guys!  The WHITE 
WOLF guild has had a 4-0-1 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never 
know where this kind of thing can lead.  FLAT TAX Bloodfeuded for the Duelmastership 
this turn, attempting to dethrone SAVAGE HEARTS 2's warrior.  And all eyes were on 
FLAT TAX this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  SOLVEN has a new 
victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that 
The Victory Tavern uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the K FORCE stable was 
the most avoided team this turn.  Come on SOLVEN, what are you afraid of?  And 
avoiding K FORCE more than any other team we find WHITE WOLF.  SOLVEN, are we going 
to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
CAPTAIN CHAOS from KELLUMBO'S KIDS was SOLVEN's most challenged warrior this turn.  I 
don't know about you, but LASOMBRA challenging down 17 points to THE DEMOCRATS' AL 
FRANKEN, is not really worthy of WHITE WOLF.  It pains me to see warriors take 
advantage of the system like this.  LASOMBRA dealt death to  AL FRANKEN, as if it 
surprises anyone.  In a brave attempt, SAMURIA SAM from SAVAGE HEARTS 2 challenged up 
21 points to fight MAYBE LATER from the JUST CHILLIN stable.  SAMURIA SAM perhaps got 
his just desserts, seeing as he subdued MAYBE LATER and ended up with 58 recognition 
points.  THE LOTUS of THE POISON CLAN had better have a good reason for challenging 
down 11 points in a challenge which he lost.  I thought THE LOTUS showed great skill 
and promise when he was bested by ATILLA.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SOLVEN and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLAT TAX 5998                18  19  0   109       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ILSA SHE-WOLF 6107           14   5  1   103       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 NANCY PELOSI 6076            15   8  2   102       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 TERMINATOR 6158               8   6  1    95       SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GEORGE BUSH 1708             18  10  1    90       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 THE TOAD 6121                13   2  0    71       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 NO HURRY 6174                 9   4  0    67       JUST CHILLIN (699)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAKE CHARMER 6169           12   3  0    62       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 DYSON 6137                    7   3  0    62       PROTECTORS (695)
-DARRELL ISSA 6108            10   7  2    61       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 GIDEON 3308                  10   8  0    61       BIBLE BELTERS (364)
 SAMURIA SAM 6200              7   4  0    58       SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)
 ROE V WADE 6226               6   2  0    58       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 JOSIAH 6201                   7   3  0    57       BIBLE BELTERS (364)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAT UP 6172                 10   3  1    53       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 KALAMAZOO 6116                9   8  0    52       THE ZOO (205)
 SAVAGE DRAGON 6155            6   8  1    51       SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)
-ANTHONY SCALIA 6103          12   6  0    50       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
-SHALL BE 6243                 2   0  0    50       WHY (708)
 EASY BREEZE 6173              7   6  1    49       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 LYEKKA 6140                   5   4  0    46       PROTECTORS (695)
 BOSCOE 6231                   3   2  0    42       K FORCE (706)
 CHARLES RANGEL 6229           4   3  1    40       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 THE SCORPION 6117             9   6  0    39       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 RUFUS 6180                    9   4  0    38       BIBLE BELTERS (364)
 MAYBE LATER 6176              7   6  1    36       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 THE LIZARD 6120               7   8  1    36       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 HANNAH 6144                   7   8  0    34       BIBLE BELTERS (364)
 BRUJAH 6237                   3   1  0    34       WHITE WOLF (707)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LASOMBRA 6240                 3   1  1    33       WHITE WOLF (707)
 2ND AMENDMENT 6211            3   6  0    33       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-GANGREL 6238                  2   1  0    33       WHITE WOLF (707)
 LIA' KIAN 6185                5   7  0    32       CHINESE CONNECTION (700)
-CADE 6138                     3   4  1    32       PROTECTORS (695)
-MS. MADNESS 5468              1   1  0    32       WOLF PACK II (639)
 IRON MONKEY 6186              4   7  1    30       CHINESE CONNECTION (700)
 CHUNG' FOW 6184               6   6  0    29       CHINESE CONNECTION (700)
-ANN COULTER 6168              6   7  0    29       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 JER BER 6235                  3   2  1    29       K FORCE (706)
 CAROL M. BRAUN 6146           6  10  0    28       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 THE LOTUS 6208                5   5  0    26       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 ATILLA 6228                   3   4  0    26       SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)
 ZOOIE 6152                    4  12  0    24       THE ZOO (205)
 THE PHOENIX 6227              4   4  0    24       THE POISON CLAN (692)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASSAMITE 6239                 2   2  0    23       WHITE WOLF (707)
 ARLS 6233                     2   3  0    22       K FORCE (706)
 SHADE 6232                    3   2  0    21       K FORCE (706)
 JESSICA 6287                  2   0  0    21       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-D.O.A. DOMINANCE 6162         1   5  0    21       OXYMORONS (698)
 SCHWARZENEGGER 6265           3   1  0    20       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BONG HITS 4 JESUS 6197        1   0  0    19       THE 7TH DAY (702)
 TOXYGEN 6291                  1   0  0    16       PSY CORPS (712)
 LING' LON 6187                1  11  0    14       CHINESE CONNECTION (700)
 GIL STAYNE 6234               2   3  0    13       K FORCE (706)
-BONG 1 KIRK 0 6198            1   0  0    13       THE 7TH DAY (702)
 ARISHTARTE 6257               3   2  1    12       THE ZOO (205)
 GOLIATH 6270                  2   1  0    11       BIBLE BELTERS (364)
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6286           1   1  0    11       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 VENTRUE 6273                  1   1  0    11       WHITE WOLF (707)
 THE DELTA 6292                1   0  0    11       PSY CORPS (712)
 NEXT TIME 6274                1   2  0     8       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-HAPPY FUN DAY 6199            1   0  0     8       THE 7TH DAY (702)
-WHO ME 6246                   2   1  0     7       WHY (708)
 CAPTAIN CHAOS 6271            2   1  0     7       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 LUBIA' MEI' 6258              1   3  0     6       CHINESE CONNECTION (700)
 DARK SOHO 6290                1   0  0     6       PSY CORPS (712)
 TAX DEDUCTION 6269            1   2  0     5       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-RATTLESNAKE ANNIE 6136        0   3  0     3       PROTECTORS (695)
 ELDRIDGE PHANT 6280           0   3  0     3       THE ZOO (205)
 TROLL 6293                    0   1  0     1       PSY CORPS (712)
 HALLUCINOGEN 6294             0   1  0     1       PSY CORPS (712)
 ACHILLES 6296                 0   1  0     1       SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VIRGINAL CONCUBIN 398  0  1 0   1                   NANCY PELOSI 6076     485 NONE    
JEHORAM 6209           2  5 1 BIBLE BELTERS 364     IRON MONKEY 6186      482 JUST REV
PING' LEE 6188         4  3 0 CHINESE CONNECTIO 700 WHAT UP 6172          481 NOT REVE
AL FRANKEN 6253        2  4 0 THE DEMOCRATS 202     LASOMBRA 6240         485         
TAX SHELTER 6295       0  1 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   KORGE, SHEWISH GI 404 485 NONE    
RAVNOS 6236            0  1 0 WHITE WOLF 707        JER BER 6235          481 NOT REVE
COULD BE 6245          0  1 0 WHY 708               ARISHTARTE 6257       481 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nancy Pelosi -- You'd think that a scared little girl like you would want to stay
away from wolves. -- Ilsa

Ms. Madness -- You'll have to hit harder than that, sweetheart, if you want to take
me down. -- Snake Charmer

Atilla -- Do you always let your manager make bad challenges like that? --

Eldridge Phant -- Strike up another win for truth, justice, and Kellumbo's way! --
Captain Chaos

Tax Deduction -- That had to hurt! -- Jessica

Judge -- If you ask me, that seemed like a pretty lame attempt at bashing me in the
DM's column.  Which fine managers of this arena are you referring to that don't run
scum or downchallenger? -- DK

Chaos Chumps -- I see there are four of you here.  Why don't you be real men and let
everyone know what teams you run?  That's right, because you are sissy wimps, that's
why. -- Detective Kellumbo (who whupped on your butts last turn btw)

Ms. Madness -- Don't they take away your gladiator card when one of your type losses
to one of my type? -- Snake Charmer

Kangaroo Kate -- Congrats on the invite!  Enjoy the retirement, and say hi to Turkey
Joe for me. -- Detective Kellumbo

Al Gore -- I don't think I like Sliver very much either. -- Master Tazo

Lia'Kian -- Okay, not fair...I was laughing so hard watching you try to lift that
weapon, that when you finally got it off the ground I was exhausted. -- The Lotus

Gideon -- Well young grasshopper, the student becomes the master.  Nicely done.  It's
still 2 to 1 my favor though. -- The Lizard

Kangaroo Kate -- What happened?  I thought we were friends? -- The Toad

Arls -- Good lord, man!  Anorexic, 7 year old girls hit harder than you do.  I mean,
I've seen skinny girl arms before but you, my friend, take the cake. -- The Phoenix

Kellumbo -- The Toad is just the first of a long line of fighters that are going to
walk all over your records here in my arena. -- Master Tazo

Mr. Taco (a.k.a. Klinger's Lady) -- Lol.  You trusted a manager with the name of
Woelfe.  You and Klinger can't be that dense. -- Silver Stroke

Woelfe -- You flea infested dirt bag, stirring up trouble again I see.  At least
carry a pooper scooper with you in the arena, hehehe. -- Silver Stroke

Rumsfeld -- Well, you left with bang. -- Terminator

No Hurry -- You sure handed out that butt whipping in a hurry.  <wink> -- Savage

Shade -- You have yet to master the art of the iron head. -- Sam

Wwar -- Hmm...I guess you were pumping up, lol. -- Atilla
P.S.  I'm going to have the commission test you for steroids.

Detective Klinger -- Hmmm...you seem to be pretty obsessed with my lower pelvic
region.  That isn't what you want to hear from a guy who likes to wear dresses and is
constantly talking about your jimmie left and right kind of scary there, bub. --
Silver Stroke

All -- Greetings from the Psy Corps. -- Paradox23

Lyekka -- If you're going to be a protector, you'll have to try harder. -- Kalamazoo

Boscoe -- You definitely boscoed me a good one. -- Zooie

Captain Chaos -- That left me feeling very, er, confused and chaotic in the mind.
Ouch, and probably other sentiments of a similar sort. -- Eldridge Phant
P.S.  Probably.

The Toad -- A classic match. -- Kangaroo Kate
P.S.  Ah!  And I see I'm naturally adept with the scimitar, which I've been using
right along.  Very good.

Roe V Wade -- (glower) -- Arishtarte

Judge -- At least try to make it a challenge.  Though Rangel is losing the fight,
he's winning the most skills. -- Al Gore

Ilsa -- Nice fight.  You almost had Nancy. -- Al Gore

Arishtarte -- Easy win.  Thanks. -- Al Gore

2nd Amendment -- Ha ha!  A matchup of the losers. -- Al Gore

Bong Hits 4 Jesus -- Stupid hippy. -- Al Gore

All -- Good luck at the Face.  Wish I could participate. -- Al Gore

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

TAX SHELTER was butchered by KORGE, SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FLAT TAX won victory over TERMINATOR in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud Title battle.
GIDEON overpowered IRON MONKEY in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
ILSA SHE-WOLF devastated KANGAROO KATE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JOSIAH was outlasted by THE TOAD in a unpopular 15 minute Challenge competition.
HANNAH slimly lost to LYEKKA in a crowd pleasing 4 minute brutal Challenge fight.
DYSON devastated RUFUS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
SAVAGE DRAGON vanquished CHUNG' FOW in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ROE V WADE overpowered THE SCORPION in a popular 1 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
SAMURIA SAM overpowered MAYBE LATER in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
LASOMBRA murdered AL FRANKEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
THE LOTUS was viciously subdued by ATILLA in a 4 minute brutal Challenge contest.
LIA' KIAN was subdued by EASY BREEZE in a popular 1 minute Challenge brawl.
2ND AMENDMENT handily defeated ZOOIE in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
THE PHOENIX luckily beat LING' LON in a crowd boring 14 minute Challenge struggle.
NEXT TIME was overcome by ARLS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge bout.
GOLIATH bested LUBIA' MEI' in a 4 minute brutal novice's Challenge brawl.
JESSICA demolished TAX DEDUCTION in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ASSAMITE overpowered CAPTAIN CHAOS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
NANCY PELOSI delivered the death blow upon VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute contest.
WHAT UP lost to SNAKE CHARMER in a popular 6 minute match.
NO HURRY overcame KALAMAZOO in a action packed 1 minute duel.
CAROL M. BRAUN was devastated by BOSCOE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
THE LIZARD was outlasted by BRUJAH in a slow 16 minute expert vs. novice upset fight.
CHARLES RANGEL vanquished GIL STAYNE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
SHADE won victory over CLINT EASTWOOD in a 3 minute bout.
JER BER vanquished ARISHTARTE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
SCHWARZENEGGER handily defeated TROLL in a 3 minute mismatched bout.
VENTRUE vanquished HALLUCINOGEN in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
ELDRIDGE PHANT was vanquished by THE DELTA in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
TOXYGEN overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute gory one-sided match.
DARK SOHO savagely defeated ACHILLES in a 2 minute gruesome novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         TOTAL PARRY       56 -  31 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         STRIKING ATTACK   68 -  48 -  4      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  25 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  21 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    45 -  54 -  3      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  28 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  14 -  2      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  33 -  0      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW         8 -  14 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  20 -  0      35  |

Turn 485 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  5     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  4     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  6                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ILSA SHE-WOLF 6107         14   5  1  103 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
LUNGING ATTACK   NANCY PELOSI 6076          15   8  2  102 THE DEMOCRATS (202)
TOTAL PARRY      THE TOAD 6121              13   2  0   71 THE POISON CLAN (692)
WALL OF STEEL    DYSON 6137                  7   3  0   62 PROTECTORS (695)
SLASHING ATTACK  SAMURIA SAM 6200            7   4  0   58 SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KALAMAZOO 6116              9   8  0   52 THE ZOO (205)
BASHING ATTACK   EASY BREEZE 6173            7   6  1   49 JUST CHILLIN (699)
PARRY-STRIKE     LYEKKA 6140                 5   4  0   46 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 WHAT UP 6172.  The ten other most popular fighters were ARLS 6233, LYEKKA 6140, 
DYSON 6137, ROE V WADE 6226, SAMURIA SAM 6200, 2ND AMENDMENT 6211, NO HURRY 6174, 
CHARLES RANGEL 6229, TROLL 6293, and DARK SOHO 6290.

The least popular fighter this week was THE TOAD 6121.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JOSIAH 6201, BRUJAH 6237, THE PHOENIX 6227, THE LIZARD 6120, LING' LON 
6187, ELDRIDGE PHANT 6280, ARISHTARTE 6257, GIL STAYNE 6234, CAROL M. BRAUN 6146, and 

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

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