DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/09/2005    Duedate: 02/22/2005

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-501

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE SCORPION
THE POISON CLAN (692)
(22-6117) [19-12-0,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE SCORPION                   CAIUS
THE POISON CLAN (692)          LEGIO ITALICA (724)
(22-6117) [19-12-0,136]        (22-6404) [6-0-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NO HURRY                       CRIMSON WONDER
JUST CHILLIN (699)             MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
(22-6174) [15-14-0,87]         (22-6373) [7-3-0,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE POISON CLAN (692)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)        45
2. THE POISON CLAN (692)       37      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. ROCK ETTS (595)             36      Unchartered Team
4. TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)         21
5. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       19      DON'T ASK SANDY (716)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DON'T ASK SANDY (716)     16   3  0 84.2   1/ 1 THE POISON CLAN (692)    12  3 0
 2/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    184  85  4 68.4   2/ 2 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)     8  5 1
 3/ 2 THE POISON CLAN (692)     95  60  1 61.3   3/ 5 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     7  8 0
 4/ 0 ROCK ETTS (595)          405 285  7 58.7   4/ 3 JUST CHILLIN (699)        7  8 0
 5/ 4 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)    179 142 13 55.8   5/ 4 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     6  9 1
 6/ 5 JUST CHILLIN (699)        79  65  7 54.9   6/ 8*LEGIO ITALICA (724)       5  3 0
 7/ 6 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    375 371 25 50.3   7/ 7*KISS ME (726)             5  5 1
 8/ 8*LEGIO ITALICA (724)       14  14  0 50.0   8/12 ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)      4  3 0
 9/ 3*KISS ME (726)              5   5  1 50.0   9/13 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)      4  6 0
10- 7 THE DEMOCRATS (202)      167 174 13 49.0  10- 9 THE DEMOCRATS (202)       3  7 1
11/ 9 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)      55  59  5 48.2  11- 6*DROP THE LEASH (701)      2  0 1
12-10*DROP THE LEASH (701)       7   8  1 46.7  12/ 0*DON'T ASK SANDY (716)     1  0 0
13/11 ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)      51  62  3 45.1  13/ 0 ROCK ETTS (595)           1  3 0
14-13 A UNIT (649)              11  20  1 35.5  14/11*TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)       1  4 0
15/14*TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)       11  25  1 30.6  15-14 A UNIT (649)              0  2 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): YMIR BLOODRAVEN of NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 507): POSITIVE POLYANA of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective
                               Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 507): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 500): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 496): GREAT WHITE SHARK of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 496): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 497): SAILOR VENUS of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 489): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 458): DARK LENORA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 451): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 444): REAGAN of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 356): WILDFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 345): MARIO ANDRETTI of CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 155): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 392): MICHAEL HONORBLADE of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE from ARUAK CITY
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 507): none
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 507): none
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 500): THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 496): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 496): MADTOWN (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 497): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 489): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 458): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 451): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 444): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 356): NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 345): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 155): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 392): THE LAST STRAW (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): L'ORC BLEU of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 507): SCARBOROUGH of FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 500): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
                           THE TOAD of THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 496): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 497): FIRE of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          LACHES of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

To nobody's surprise, I am here again as Duelmaster.  Take that, Michael Moore!  Now
go away and fade into obscurity, obesity, or whatever.

The call comes quickly.  Off I go, probably into retirement, although I may give it a
go in Andorak since I am the first successful Waste that Damion has created.  Turns
out I like the Battle Axe--it seemed to work well in the mail-in when I wielded
against the scum but I didn't like it due to my lack of strength.  I started off with
9 strength and managed to train twice.

If I remember correctly, I'm challenging The Scorpion and Maybe Later.  I think it is
only fair to give the next guys in line the first stab at the throne.  Hopefully
Anthony can pass them by and keep the title in the hands of the Conspiracy.

Darrell Issa

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
SOLVEN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  If this keeps up, DROP THE LEASH, 
you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 5 in the rankings?  
ULTRA-VIOLENCE turned their 3-2-0 turn into a 8th place rank in the listings this 
turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 
3-1-1 is nice, but don't get cocky, CONSPIRACY INC., the Fates teach humility, and 
the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see CRIMSON WONDER 
win a fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BIFF STREICHER beat AEMILIA and 
AEMILIA lost 16 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  THE TOAD challenged SOLVEN's 
Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as 
THE TOAD takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  
The Victory Tavern, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get 
this stuff?  From SOLVEN's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  THE 
DEMOCRATS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was THE POISON CLAN.  Ha ha ha ha!  
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, THE SCORPION was this turn's most challenged warrior. 
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  Now look at this.  THE SCORPION challenged down 
30 against KELLUMBO'S KIDS' SNAKE CHARMER.  What a weasel!  And golly gee, THE 
SCORPION bested SNAKE CHARMER.  Aren't we all surprised and impressed?  I guess I can 
give a little credit to TAMMY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS for challenging up by 24 to THE 
PHOENIX.  TAMMY lost to get 39 points of recognition.  And we have LUCIAS CLAY in a 
challenge, going down 11 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought LUCIAS CLAY 
showed great skill and promise when he lost to THE LOTUS.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  And what a stunning loss we have here, boys and 
girls, ICE PICK of JUST CHILLIN has added the final loss to hers 8-5-0.  Tee hee!  
We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you 
sooner that later?   
     What does the SOLVEN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SCORPION 6117            19  12  0   136       THE POISON CLAN (692)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAYBE LATER 6176             20   9  1   113       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 ANTHONY SCALIA 6103          22   9  0   112       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROE V WADE 6226              13   8  0   103       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 SNAKE CHARMER 6169           23   8  0    93       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 BLIND ILLUSION 6379          14   9  1    92       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NO HURRY 6174                15  14  0    87       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 THE LOTUS 6208               14  12  0    87       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 SCHWARZENEGGER 6265          15   4  0    79       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 EASY BREEZE 6173             14  15  3    74       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 PLATINUM 5677                12  28  1    69       ROCK ETTS (595)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PHOENIX 6227             15   9  0    66       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 NAME DROPPER 6306             7   7  0    66       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 LUCIAS CLAY 6359              8   4  0    64       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 TAX DEDUCTION 6269            9  10  1    60       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 CRIMSON WONDER 6373           7   3  0    58       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CEPACOL 6377                  9   7  1    56       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 BIFF STREICHER 6375           6   8  1    50       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 CAIUS 6404                    6   0  0    49       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
 WRATHCHILD 6395              11  11  0    46       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
-JOHN EDWARDS 6399             3   5  1    46       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6286          10   8  0    44       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-CHARLES RANGEL 6229           7  12  1    44       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 THE BASILISK 6307            10   5  0    42       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 SUBOTAI 6387                  7   5  1    40       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 FREDDY BEAR 6389              9   8  0    39       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 TAMMY 6407                    6   1  0    39       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 TONY BLAIR 6334               9   2  0    35       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROOKS AND DUNN 6398          4   6  1    33       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-TRADER JACK 6189              3   0  0    33       DROP THE LEASH (701)
-ON A DATE 6325                3   1  0    29       DON'T ASK SANDY (716)
-I DON'T GET 87 PTS? 6323      4   0  0    28       DON'T ASK SANDY (716)
 AEMILIA 6402                  4   2  0    27       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
 MARIUS 6401                   3   3  0    27       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
 SUPPLY SIDE 6358              5   8  0    25       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-JAMMER 6261                   3   1  0    25       DROP THE LEASH (701)
-2 CHEAT 4 YOU 6320            4   0  0    24       DON'T ASK SANDY (716)
-WHEN'S IT DUE? 6324           4   0  0    24       DON'T ASK SANDY (716)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MICHAEL MOORE 6410            2   3  1    23       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 WOOFAMIGH 6177                1   0  0    20       ROCK ETTS (595)
 APPLE TREE 6411               2   2  0    19       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
-ADDER 5612                    2   2  0    19       A UNIT (649)
 SANDSTONE 6056                2   2  0    16       ROCK ETTS (595)
 LITTLE BRANCH 6337            3   5  0    15       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
 HARD LUCK WOMAN 6448          1   0  0    14       KISS ME (726)
-ULTRA FAITH 6360              1   1  1    13       DROP THE LEASH (701)
-A TOO 5589                    1   1  0    13       A UNIT (649)
 CHRISTINE GREGOIRE 6441       1   0  1    12       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 RIP-A-DIP 6384                3   1  0    11       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
-ENVIRONMENTALIST 6427         1   1  0    11       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 DESTINED TO DIE 6383          2   2  0    10       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 FOREVER 6422                  2   0  0    10       KISS ME (726)
 PEAR TREE 6412                1   2  0     9       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
 WHY DUEL II? 6405             1   0  0     9       DON'T ASK SANDY (716)
 BLOSSUM 6431                  0   1  0     7       ROCK ETTS (595)
 SHOUT IT OUT LOUD 6421        1   1  1     5       KISS ME (726)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OHIO '04 6428                 1   2  0     5       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 DETROIT ROCK CITY 6423        1   1  0     4       KISS ME (726)
 CHILLI DOGG 6429              0   3  0     3       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 SLIM JIM 6440                 0   2  0     2       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 CORD 6432                     0   1  0     1       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RUPERT MURDOCH 6409    1  3 0 CONSPIRACY INC. 100   MICHAEL MOORE 6410    499 REVENGED
ICE PICK 6335          8  6 0 JUST CHILLIN 699      BROOKS AND DUNN 6398  501         
GOT TO CHOOSE 6419     0  2 0 KISS ME 726           CHRISTINE GREGOI 6441 501         
CHRISTINE SIXTEE 6420  0  1 0 KISS ME 726           ULTRA FAITH 6360      500         
BIG TREE 6338          2  5 1 TREE PEOPLE 2 718     MASTER KAYR VAILL 406 501 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Solven -- Sorry for my absence in the personal ads and challenges.  I've been pretty
much running on maintenance for the last 5 turns, but my attention has returned to
our arena.  Did you notice, Kellumbo?  -- Master Tazo
P.S.  You would have thought that in all this time you ladies could have given me at
least one losing turn....

Kellumbo -- Bet you wish I was still flying under the radar, huh? -- Master Tazo

Judge -- My "style" disgusts you?  I told you, married women are not my "style".  She
came on to me.  Maybe you should try keeping her at home and away for handsome Asian
fighters like myself. -- The Basilisk

Judge, Al, Conspiracy, Freeze -- Hey, what do you guys say we lay the smack down on
Kellumbo.  If we all gang up on him for a couple turns it might provide for some
hilarious entertainment. -- Master Tazo

Man, four challenges against me, three of which were downchallenges!  I feel like
Judge, especially after the painful 2-3 turn.  Oh, it hurts, mommy, it hurts. -- DK

Master Tazo -- It is on now.  Prepare to get whupped on. -- DK

Judge -- If you are not smart enough to figure out what is going on, I am not going
to enlighten you.  Moron. -- DK

The Toad -- Congrats on getting out.  Represent Solven well in ADM. -- DK

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or
http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

31 January 2005
     My fellow duelists I come before you bearing a sad and unfortunate message.
Several months ago our group, the Vendetta Cartel, had lost contact with one of our
friends.  Since he was in contact or correspondence on an almost daily basis there
was concern amongst us.  With some research two of our members discovered why contact
was lost with him.
     On November 10, 2004, Richard Hammes was taken from us in a senseless act of
violence during a robbery attempt at a friend's store where he sometimes worked.  He
was watching the store so his friend could go home to tend to his son who had taken
ill.  You may have known Rich as Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest ; richh10 on the RT;
or gameogre on the Duel2 messageboard.  You may not have known that he spent 13 years
serving the United States in the Navy.
     Rich dearly loved this game and all it encompassed.  He may not have been the
best or most experienced manager but he loved to interact with others and was quick
to offer advice whenever anyone asked for help.  He was always kind and gracious and
tried to strengthen our game, often by helping new players feel welcome or give them
a chance to compete.  With his prolific posting I know that I am simply speaking the
obvious about what he did for our game.  Many, like me, were drawn to him, perhaps
for his kind nature or his sense of humor, and it appears he lived his life as he
played this game.  Always willing to help or do right by others.
     I realize that he had many friends outside the VC so I will include the link to
the news story in case any of his other friends would like to know more of what
happened.  We're all dealt a hand in life but it's not the strength of the hand
you're dealt but rather how you play it that really matters.  Rich played his hand to
the very best of his human ability and for this I admire him greatly.  I know we all
choose to like or dislike managers but I believe deep down we are all good and
decent, in this game, and will drop party (alliance) lines and will show the proper
respect.
     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20041112/news_7m12clerk.html
     Rich was taken from us all to soon and with so much left to offer the community
around him.  He spoke of a desire to run a contest on the Duel2 site which I hope to
uphold in his name.  Some of the people I have spoken with think it would be a nice
gesture to do one final good act in Rich's name, though it could never match what he
would've done within his community, for his community of San Diego.  I hope that with
this contest we might raise a little money to donate to an appropriate charity within
San Diego in his name.
     In conclusion I send a message to Rich:
     "Rich, though I'm sure you gathered this I never really told you how much I
admired you and what a friend I considered you.  I thank you for being my voice of
reason and always reminding me of why we both loved this game so much!  You have
taught me one final valuable lesson in learning more of you.  There are things far
more valuable in life than material possessions such as character and kindness.  That
nothing going on in your life means that you cannot find a way to be kind and giving
to others.  We always spoke of meeting someday and until we finally do know that you
will live on in with me and the rest of your brothers and sisters in the Cartel:
Master Darque, Kat, Bum, Sensei Jan, Maximillian, Hammer, Fizban, Firehawk, Phat
Phat.  You increased all of our enjoyment of this game, you were a true ambassador of
Duelmasters, and the game will not be quite the same without you.  A farewell battle
cry from the ZalCon:  'Confusion to our enemies'.  May your soul rest in peace, my
friend."
     Should anyone wish to correspond about Rich feel free to contact myself, or
anyone else within the Vendetta Cartel.
     Street Legal
     Jeff Bura
     The Death Squad(63) in Tobir or triumph1971@hotmail.com

31 January 2005
     Be it known throughout Alastari that Hammer is no longer a member of the
Vendetta Cartel alliance.
     A difference of opinion with another highly respected member of the VC due to my
recent vocal actions in DM 47 can only be resolved by my resignation from the VC as
of January 29, 2005.
     I leave of my own accord, in good standing with all members and with no hard
feelings towards anyone in the Vendetta Cartel.
     There was a time when I felt that my membership in the VC made the alliance
stronger.  I know that my resignation today makes the Vendetta Cartel a stronger
alliance with my absence. -- Hammer

1 February 2005
                           St. Valentine's Massacre update
My apologies, the Kill Contest starting on turn 476 in Jhans will run for 10 (ten)
turns ending on turn number 486.
                                                                   Azrael

5 February 2005
On behalf of the ILLUMINATI Confederation of Alliances (The kLk, CHAOS, Inc. and The
Company of Brothers) I would like to express our sympathies concerning the tragic
loss of Rich Hammes to both the DM community and to the real life world.  Surely our
loss has been Heaven's gain. -- Talon Darkhart, deeply sorrowful
                                kLk God of War, Illuminati Alliance, Puppetmaster

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BIG TREE was butchered by MASTER KAYR VAILL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
THE SCORPION viciously subdued SNAKE CHARMER in a 3 minute Challenge Title battle.
THE TOAD slimly won victory over DARRELL ISSA in a 5 minute master's Challenge brawl.
LUCIAS CLAY was demolished by THE LOTUS in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
TAX DEDUCTION was vanquished by NO HURRY in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
NAME DROPPER overpowered CLINT EASTWOOD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
CAIUS defeated FREDDY BEAR in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
TAMMY was outwaited by THE PHOENIX in a crowd boring 17 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BIFF STREICHER overpowered AEMILIA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
APPLE TREE overpowered DETROIT ROCK CITY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PEAR TREE was handily defeated by MARIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BLIND ILLUSION was subdued by ANTHONY SCALIA in a 6 minute master's match.
MAYBE LATER demolished PLATINUM in a 2 minute gory mismatched match.
EASY BREEZE was overcome by SCHWARZENEGGER in a 3 minute veteran's conflict.
THE BASILISK was viciously subdued by CRIMSON WONDER in a action packed 5 minute duel.
CEPACOL viciously subdued VISITING ORC in a 2 minute brutal master vs. novice brawl.
WRATHCHILD was subdued by CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 2 minute bout.
SUBOTAI overpowered LITTLE BRANCH in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ICE PICK was put to death by BROOKS AND DUNN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute competition.
TONY BLAIR outlasted SANDSTONE in a crowd boring 19 minute fight.
SUPPLY SIDE subdued SLIM JIM in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner bout.
RIP-A-DIP overcame CHILLI DOGG in a 3 minute novice's contest.
DESTINED TO DIE subdued CORD in a 1 minute gruesome novice's fight.
OHIO '04 was luckily beaten by FOREVER in a popular 3 minute beginner's fight.
GOT TO CHOOSE was assassinated by CHRISTINE GREGOIRE in a 1 minute uneven match.
SHOUT IT OUT LOUD was savagely defeated by WOOFAMIGH in a action packed 2 minute duel.
WHY DUEL II? overcame BLOSSUM in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
HARD LUCK WOMAN vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a slow 4 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         TOTAL PARRY       61 -  39 -  1      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         WALL OF STEEL     40 -  30 -  1      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  19 -  2      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  30 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   43 -  56 -  1      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  11 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  17 -  1      26  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   7 -  0      13  |

Turn 501 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       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        6 -  7         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      5 -  6         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  4     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  THE SCORPION 6117          19  12  0  136 THE POISON CLAN (692)
SLASHING ATTACK  MAYBE LATER 6176           20   9  1  113 JUST CHILLIN (699)
WALL OF STEEL    ANTHONY SCALIA 6103        22   9  0  112 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
TOTAL PARRY      SNAKE CHARMER 6169         23   8  0   93 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUCIAS CLAY 6359            8   4  0   64 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
PARRY-STRIKE     CRIMSON WONDER 6373         7   3  0   58 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NO HURRY 6174.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ICE PICK 6335.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRIMSON WONDER 6373, 
EASY BREEZE 6173, THE SCORPION 6117, WOOFAMIGH 6177, ANTHONY SCALIA 6103, OHIO '04 
6428, BLIND ILLUSION 6379, MAYBE LATER 6176, NO HURRY 6174, and CAIUS 6404.

The least popular fighter this week was SANDSTONE 6056.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TONY BLAIR 6334, THE PHOENIX 6227, TAMMY 6407, HARD LUCK WOMAN 6448, 
BLOSSUM 6431, SHOUT IT OUT LOUD 6421, GOT TO CHOOSE 6419, CORD 6432, SLIM JIM 6440, 
and LITTLE BRANCH 6337.

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

DARRELL ISSA (22-6108) CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
THE TOAD (22-6121) THE POISON CLAN (692)