DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/04/2004    Duedate: 07/01/2004

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-242

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CIARAN POWER
50TH MILK RAS (448)
(28-3868) [10-5-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CIARAN POWER                   MIGHTY MOUSE!
50TH MILK RAS (448)            GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)
(28-3868) [10-5-0,108]         (28-3841) [5-2-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TERRIBLE TOTOMAC               TERRIBLE TOTOMAC
IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)           IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
(28-3569) [14-7-1,100]         (28-3569) [14-7-1,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE PENTARCHY (397)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)     50
2. RED IRON KNIGHTS (302)      50      IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
3. 50TH MILK RAS (448)         32      Unchartered Team
4. FILIPINA LADYZ (423)        27
5. THE PENTARCHY (397)         25      GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*CANDY IS DANDY (458)       2   0  0  100   1/ 4 THE PENTARCHY (397)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)      98  54  4 64.5   2/ 3 BAD GERMS (430)           9  5 1
 3/ 4 THE PENTARCHY (397)      169 112  4 60.1   3/ 2 LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)     9  6 1
 4/ 5 KESSEN (443)              42  30  1 58.3   4/12 DODGE BULLETS (126)       8  5 1
 5/ 7 BAD GERMS (430)           40  29  1 58.0   5/ 5 IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)      8  7 0
 6/ 3*GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)   19  14  4 57.6   6/ 9 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      8  7 0
 7-10 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)   72  58  1 55.4   7- 1 SHADOW GATE (414)         7  2 1
 8-11 SHADOW GATE (414)         36  29  1 55.4   8/ 6 KESSEN (443)              7  6 1
 9/ 6 VALHALLA (435)            32  26  3 55.2   9/16 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)    6  4 0
10/ 8 LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)     35  29  3 54.7  10/28 RED IRON KNIGHTS (302)    6  5 2
11/13 UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)     35  29  1 54.7  11/17 BOXOROX (396)             6  5 0
12/ 9 THE WARLORDS II (413)     39  34  3 53.4  12/ 7 PRIMAL FURY (438)         6  7 0
13/12 CANADIAN BACON (383)     102  91 10 52.8  13/11 VALHALLA (435)            5  3 1
14/17 BOXOROX (396)             57  53  2 51.8  14/14 UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)     5  4 0
15-15 CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)      142 133  8 51.6  15-13 CLASSIC ARCADE (415)      5  5 2
16/14 PRIMAL FURY (438)         37  35  4 51.4  16/20*GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)   5  5 2
17-16 JUGGERNAUTS (144)         46  45  4 50.5  17/ 8 LUNAE MILITES (387)       5 10 0
18/18 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)   163 162  8 50.2  18/19 LEE FAMILY (440)          5 10 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/22 50TH MILK RAS (448)       31  32  1 49.2  19/21 50TH MILK RAS (448)       4  2 0
20-20 WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)    34  36  0 48.6  20-10 WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)    4  6 0
21/21 DODGE BULLETS (126)      203 215 10 48.6  21/15 FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)      3 12 0
22/19 FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)      60  68  3 46.9  22-25 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)   2  3 0
23-23 THE PHARAOHS (167)        67  79  5 45.9  23/27 CANADIAN BACON (383)      2  7 0
24/24 LUNAE MILITES (387)       49  60  4 45.0  24- 0 ROOK'S RAVENS (412)       2  8 0
25/27 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      31  44  3 41.3  25-24*CANDY IS DANDY (458)      1  0 0
26/26 LEE FAMILY (440)          30  45  0 40.0  26-26 JUGGERNAUTS (144)         1  0 0
27/28 RED IRON KNIGHTS (302)    46  70  5 39.7  27-22 CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)       1  4 0
28/ 0*GONDORS BASE (441)        10  16  0 38.5  28/29 THE WARLORDS II (413)     1  9 0
29-29 CLASSIC ARCADE (415)      21  39  2 35.0  29/ 0*GONDORS BASE (441)        0  3 0
30- 0 ROOK'S RAVENS (412)       23  46  6 33.3  30-30 THE PHARAOHS (167)        0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                   Hammerz Herald
                          Morya Madness Round Fifteen/T-242
                                      by Hammer

       Like a roaring lion or a ravenous and charging bear is a wicked ruler over a
poor people.  -- Proverbs 28:15  Amplified Bible

     HAMMER AND LADY MARTILYO PICKED THEIR WAY THROUGH THE CASTLE RUINS as they
followed the tell tale trail of matted troll hair.
     With one swift motion the two adventurers raised their right arms
simultaneously; signaling each other to freeze in their tracks as the faint tread of
muffled footsteps reached their ears.
     Mere moments later the diminutive, but unmistakable form of a troll appeared
from the lengthening shadows beyond the castle ruins; cautiously surveying the
landscape round about him, before proceeding further.
     Lady Martilyo tightened her grip upon her Cebuana Isla Broadsword in case the
situation demanded its use; as she slowly withdrew her Cebuana Isla Dagger as her
weapon of choice, rather than sully the blade of her Cebuana Isla Scimitar with the
blood of a despicable troll.
     Hammer studied the situation intently as he noted his lady making ready to
spring herself upon the life form that she had become accustomed to hating with such
fervency; due to the historically repeated attacks by hordes of trolls upon her
native floating island known as Cebuana Isla somewhere in an all but forgotten
dimensional timeline.
     Something about the silver haired/silver bearded troll gnawed at the
subconscious of Hammer as he withdrew the Dwarven Forged War Hammer from the folds of
his cloak; followed by the slow determined movement of the Elven Steel Blade of the
Ceremonial Broadsword easing its way almost soundlessly past the Cebuana Isla Chain
Mail Shirt hidden within the folds of Hammer's Elven Embroidered War Cloak.
     Freezing in his tracks, the silver haired/silver bearded troll sniffed the air
for any sign of clues to dangers that may lurk in the gathering gloom of the night
dusk falling upon the ruins of the castle; then proceeded cautiously once more for
his predetermined destination, being well hidden in the rubble of an ancient monument
to happier times.
     Darting like a jack rabbit to his hole in a well protected thicket, the troll
leaped over jagged obstacles as two cloaked figures hurled themselves as one fluid
movement together to intercept their prey with blades drawn!
     Lady Martilyo uttered a Cebuana Isla curse reserved only for the most hated of
adversaries as her blade sang forward to claim the life of her quarry; realizing in
the final moments of reckoning that the troll was armed with a seemingly invisible
Battleaxe and carried a Greataxe strapped upon his back!
     Weapons clashed in a cacophony of sound as the Elven Steel Blade of Hammer's
Ceremonial Broadsword intercepted the sweep of the troll's Battleaxe; while the
Dwarven Forged War Hammer stayed the blade of Lady Martilyo's Cebuana Isla Dagger
that sought to slice the tendons of the troll's neck.
     Green eyes widened in shocked surprise as the troll backed away from his
attackers; while the brown eyed beauty demanded to know why Hammer had interfered
with her killing blow.
     "Friend Hammer!" exclaimed the troll as he bowed in reverence to the veteran
manager as he surrendered his weapon with ceremonial ease.
     Hammer nodded to the former prey and turned to his Lady Martilyo to offer an
explanation of introduction to stay the blood lust that welled within his lady's
breast.
     "May I present to you GustoRanTilli who was once known as the Prince of Elves,"
Hammer stated as he swiftly returned his weapons to their hiding places within the
folds of his Elven War Cloak.
     Lady Martilyo stared blankly at the troll bowing before her and then shifted her
questioning gaze back to Hammer awaiting further explanation.
     "Now known as Gus the Troll," stated Hammer matter of factly before breaking
into a wide grin saying, "but we just call him Axe for short!"
     Lady Martilyo sheathed her weapons as she giggled at the obvious pun upon
noticing the troll flashing his green eyes in a glare towards Hammer, while muttering
something in an ancient tongue in response to the humor directed at his diminutive
expense.
     Hammer went on to explain that GustoRanTilli had led an expedition as the Prince
of Elves into the war torn conflict of the all but long forgotten Inter-Dimensional
Elven Wars; where Gus the Troll emerged as the result of the Prince of Elves being
caught in the cross fire of the onslaught of some crazed mages, turning Gus from Elf
to Dwarf to Troll and back again.
     The result was that Gus was left with no will of his own to hold onto the
previous two forms; thus remaining in the guise of a troll most of the time, which
Gus employed to great use as a spy among the evil hordes of the troll warriors
spanning the time and space dimensions which threatened to unleash their chaos upon
the unsuspecting or unprepared.
     There were times over the long forgotten years that by the exertion of great
effort, Gus was able to transform back to either Elf or Dwarf for brief periods of
time when the situation called for such an effort.
     Thus his ability as a master spy took upon a 3-fold form when necessary to
thwart the plans of evil doers, no matter what racial features were needed to foil
any threat that Gus found himself allying against through the dimensions of time and
space.
     Gus led Hammer and Lady Martilyo to a hidden doorway concealed amongst the
rubble of the castle ruins; whereupon mere moments later, the trio were lounging in
the comforts of a lavishly furnished hideaway that served as a sanctum sanctorum for
Gus the Troll.
     Soon the three friends were sipping Elven Tea and partaking of Elven Bread Cakes
as Gus the Troll related recent events regarding his espionage among the hordes of
warrior trolls who were gathering a mighty army; in preparation to invade a certain
stronghold headquartered in a land known as Alastari in a place beyond the outskirts
of a city known as Morya where Madness had gripped the populace!

     FIZBAN HAD MANAGED TO JUMP FROM THE FRYING PAN INTO THE FIRE as the well
traveled wizard battled to protect the children who had fallen prey to the unspoken
events of the Madness that had gripped Morya.
     It had seemed to be a good idea at the time to make that fateful leap through
the Elven Looking Glass into a land unknown for the preservation of the captive
children; however, their safety lasted but a few fleeting hours as Fizban realized
they were somewhere where legions of fierce warrior trolls were gathering to make
their foul councils of war against an unsuspecting people somewhere beyond their
time/space dimensions!
     "What I need is some backup!" Fizban muttered as he did his best to conceal in a
heavily wooded area the dozens of children who had become his responsibility.  "Some
backup that I can trust with my life and the lives of these innocent children!"

     GUS THE TROLL WITHDREW A POCKET MIRROR AND PASSED IT to his friend Hammer with
an explanation that he could contact whoever needed to be alerted regarding the
coming invasion of the warrior trolls.
     Hammer concentrated as the glass surface of the pocket mirror began to shimmer
as a communique was established with GrimmDorr at the Hammerz Flower Garden Morya
Manor Estate on the Lake outside Morya where the Madness was drawing dark forces to
wage warfare.
     "What witchery is this!" spat GrimmDorr as his reflection in a great tankard of
Elven Ale [while training a new Flower Hammerz gladiator] gave way to the concerned
features of the veteran manager known as Hammer.
     Hammer quickly apprised GrimmDorr of the situation as related by Gus the Troll;
admonishing his gladiator trainer to secure the defenses of the Hammerz Flower Garden
Morya Manor Estate on the Lake, while Hammer and Lady Martilyo did what they could
with the aid of Gus the Troll to cripple the invasion before the warrior trolls were
ready to launch an attack on the home front.
     "Ah!" grunted GrimmDorr in response to the warning.  "Nothing like an invasion
of warrior trolls to bring an old friend out of the woodwork!  It will be a grand and
glorious event to stand blade-to-blade with our old comrade-in-arms Gus the Troll to
beat back the invasion of this inter-dimensional vermin!"
     Hammer smiled with confidence that his trusted GrimmDorr would secure the
grounds and have Hammer's trained army of gladiators ready to repel any and all
invaders!
     "You should see what a beauty I have training for the Flower Hammerz stable!"
GrimmDorr beamed with a lusty bellow in his voice.  "A Blonde haired and Green eyed
Shagornan Elf by name of Tyger Lily Hammer!"
     "She is a beauty to behold," continued GrimmDorr as he broke into a broad smile.
"She's got that Attractiveness and Cool that is a couple of notches above her Courage
and Ego.  Should serve right well as a Ripper!"
     "Guaranteed ticket to the Isle of the Eye if she survives this Morya Madness!"
GrimmDorr could hardly contain his enthusiasm for the newest Ripper to grace the fold
of the Flower Hammerz stable of women warriors.
     "This Shagornan Elf known as Tyger Lily Hammer has a Sociability a notch below
her Charisma," explained GrimmDorr, "but she has nothing to prove to anyone because
her potential on the sands is plain to see!  Her Trustworthiness notches between her
Charisma and Courage/Ego classifications which makes her a team player through and
through!"
     GrimmDorr went on to explain that Tyger Lily Hammer had drawn a matchup with
Mordant Deserter for her debut on the Madness sands.  The Shagornan Elf had managed
to escape a Frustration situation with a Victory as a result of an experimental
strategy that had abandoned Hammer's historic handling of new Rippers.
     "Tried a different weapon to see if her favorite were that of Wild Card Hammer's
just as you suggested," explained GrimmDorr, "but we need to make some adjustments if
she is to survive the minions of the Madness lurking in the recognition rankings
above her!"
     Hammer quickly conferred with GrimmDorr and gave him instructions as to how to
send the Shagnornan Elf out on the Madness sands with further experimentation;
afterall, this might be a once in a lifetime opportunity with this Blonde haired
Green eyed beauty!
     From SomeWhere beyond the Realms of ElseWhere and ElseWhen, the voice of one
Hammer was heard saying:
     "This Shagornan Elf Shall Walk In The Path Of The Mighty One Of Old...Honoring
The Memory Of The Fallen Duelmistress Violet Hammer Who Once Led This Flower Hammerz
Stable...This Ripper's Destiny Shall Be Carved Upon The Sands Of The Madness In
Morya...Tyger Lily Hammer Shall Shape Her Destiny With The Harsh Reality Of Cold
Cruel Steel...Emerging Battle Hardened And Battle Tested...Not Found To Be
Wanting...Following The Instincts Of Her Inward Voice...To The DM 28 Duelmasters
Throne And Beyond...Fighting The Good Fight Of Faith...And Destined To Win...No
Matter What The Opposition...Ripping A New Madness As She Goes!"
     After a further exchange of War Strategy concluded regarding the defenses of
Hammerz Flower Garden Morya Manor Estate on the Lake; Hammer bid GrimmDorr his best
and turned his focus back to Gus the Troll and Lady Martilyo.
     "Axe," replied Hammer in response to the revelation of the secret information
that Gus the Troll had garnered in his secret sojourn among the assembled warrior
trolls the past fortnight, "if you manage to survive this conflict; I have a business
proposition for you regarding a certain Weaponz Shoppe over in Illis DM 59 and a
thing called Death Fest!"

     WIMPY HAD FINALLY OVERTAKEN HIS COMPANIONS AND LED THE WAY THROUGH THE DENSE
WOODS until both Shadowgate and ElGon were hard pressed to keep up with the veteran
manager.
     This Black Spot affair had taken more than its fair share of unexpected twists
and turns and Wimpy was determined to see this hand played out no matter where it
led.
     Suddenly...the adventurer froze in mid-stride as he heard the unmistakable
screams of children somewhere in the dense foliage off to the right of the path he
was following.
     Without a word he plunged forward into the unknown to investigate.
     Shadowgate and ElGon were not far behind.

     KAT, SENSEI JAN AND DR MABUSE FOUND THEMSELVES DEPOSITED UPON THE EDGE OF A
CLIFF OVERLOOKING a dense forest of trees with a clearing down below the base of the
rocky wall that proved to be inhabited by something sinister.
     Although no signs of life were to be seen in any direction, the unmistakable
hint of Death hung over the area like a dense fog on a cold November night.
     The three comrades made their way downward with much effort, hands ready upon
their weapons and senses honed to respond to the first hint of danger that greeted
them.
     Night was rapidly falling as they arrived at their destination, searching for
any clues as to the whereabouts of one Fizban and his band of rescued Morya children.
     Kat sniffed the air, pointing in a direction that Sensei Jan had begun walking
towards with determined focus as she gripped the handles of her Obsidian Daggers with
vigor.
     Dr Mabuse followed but a few yards to the right of them, pausing momentarily to
pick up a discarded torn parchment that blew past him on the slight night wind.
     His eyes widened as he beheld the image of a Black Spot marking a familiar
territory on the outskirts of a city bearing the name of Morya!
     "What Madness is this?" questioned Dr Mabuse as the sound of screaming children
interrupted his focus upon the ancient parchment map.

     AS CHESS PLAYERS MORE THAN PAWNS.....A MADNESS DRAWN FROM AFAR.....THE BLACK
SPOT CULT HAD ASSEMBLED.....EMPLOYING WARRIOR TROLLS TO EXACT THEIR REVENGE.....FOR
DEFEATS IN THE PAST.....AT THE HANDS OF A HAMMER.....AND THOSE WHO STOOD WITH
HIM.....NOW THE PLAYERS HAD BEEN SUMMONED.....INTERSECTING THE INVADERS BY DESTINY
UNBOUND.....THE HOWLS OF THE WOUNDED CARRIED ON THE BLOOD STAINED WIND.....SCREAMS OF
INNOCENT CHILDREN.....PROTECTED BY ONE DETERMINED WIZARD KNOWN AS FIZBAN.....WHOSE
MUTTERED PLEA FOR TRUSTED BACKUP HAD NOT GONE UNANSWERED IN HIS HOUR OF NEED.....

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 493): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 490): THE TICK of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 486): BIRDSONG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 487): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 485): TORLYN UNA of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 484): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 241): PARADOX of SHADOW GATE (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 476): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 239): INMAR of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 472): STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 470): KID REDO of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 463): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 427): PENICILLEN of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 211): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 198): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 351): ANDREW of ROLE MONSTERS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 331): FREDDIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 147): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 377): SEVERUS SNAPE of HOUSE SLYTHERIN from TALCAMA
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 493): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 490): TEAM GNASTY (Big Gnasty, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 486): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 487): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 485): none
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 484): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 241): SHADOW GATE (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 476): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 239): WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 472): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 470): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 463): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 427): THE CLASSICS (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 217): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 211): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 198): STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 351): ROLE MONSTERS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 331): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 147): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 375): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 490): THE TICK of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
                           BARRY of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
                           PHANTAST of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 486): BIRDSONG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 486): ANYA of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 485): TORLYN UNA of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
                          LOONY LATEKNIGHT of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): UNCAS of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 426): SKYWISE of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): TENT IN QUARANTINO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                               BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                               100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 351): ANDREW of ROLE MONSTERS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 330): MARTINE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 146): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to SHADOW GATE, as they are pushed from the coveted top 
team spot by the THE PENTARCHY stable.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored 
bread (okay, I admit it's corny) is RED IRON KNIGHTS, who swept up 18 places in the 
ranks.  It looks like the guys(?) at BOXOROX had a good week as they went 3-0-0 to 
put them in 11th place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, watch out for LADY 
BEATRIZ, who flew up 19 points in the rankings after mashing DAISY HAMMER like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Well, if ya don't shows up at the laundromat, ya 
can'ts wash yer clothes.  PARADOX did not fight this week so his title was forfeit.  
In front of all the crowds, CIARAN POWER took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I 
give the bum two weeks.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day 
keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad IDIOTIC  ICCERS?  Big bad 
IDIOTIC ICCERS.  Big bad IDIOTIC ICCERS.  MORYA's afraid of the big bad IDIOTIC 
ICCERS.  Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch THE PENTARCHY's act 
in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from IDIOTIC ICCERS.  
Well just about everybody wants a piece of YOUNG JOAN, who was this week's most 
challenged warrior.  Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying 
GIARDIA will do.  He challenged 23 points down to trash MOT.  Definition of petty:  
GIARDIA bested MOT, a mismatch of 23 points.  In a touching display by a 'touched' 
warrior, UG went after STUPID SMILEY, who was higher by 19 points.  Well, when the 
dust settled, UG was bested by STUPID SMILEY.  RAY D AYTOR of OTTO'S MECHANICS had 
better have a good reason for challenging down 8 points in a challenge which he lost. 
I thought RAY D AYTOR showed great skill and promise when he was bested by CIARAN 
POWER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  There's got to be more reason for the 
sending of WHAT BOSS RAT WANTS to the Dark Arena than his record (4-2-1).  Anybody 
got any ideas GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT?  This week 6-6-1 TYR was sent to the Dark Arena.  I 
know a lot of fighters with similar records who might take notice of this.  MADMAN 
defied all odds and slew BLACK ORC in the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were 
the buzzards, as BLACK ORC's meat is notoriously tough.  For those of you who missed 
it, Death showed up, grabbed SIF by the ear and took her away to a place where she 
won't need a coat.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no. 
Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the MORYA giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been fun, and 
I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, 
I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CIARAN POWER 3868            10   5  0   108       50TH MILK RAS (448)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AMID TH'PYRS 1333            16  12  2   129       THE PHARAOHS (167)
-PARADOX 3654                  9   2  0   129       SHADOW GATE (414)
 ZACHARIAH 2930               16   4  0   104       RED IRON KNIGHTS (302)
 GALENA 3505                  14  11  0   104       BOXOROX (396)
 COA PATTY 3830               12   3  0   104       KESSEN (443)
-MAXIMUS DECIMUS 3440         17   4  0   100       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 TERRIBLE TOTOMAC 3569        14   7  1   100       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
-DRAGON-FIRE 2705             12   7  2    98       JUGGERNAUTS (144)
 STUPID SMILEY 3527           20  11  0    97       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WYATT BURP 3531              15  13  0    90       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 RAY D AYTOR 2965             14  21  0    88       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 LAVA RUNNER 3864             12   3  0    87       PRIMAL FURY (438)
 MOONSHINE 3936                9   4  0    83       LUNAE MILITES (387)
 RHINOVIRUS 3754               9   5  1    81       BAD GERMS (430)
 SHAGUK 3966                   9   3  0    81       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
 PEG-LEG BOUCHARD 3400        11   9  4    80       CANADIAN BACON (383)
 MESMERIC FIEND 3801           9   6  0    80       PRIMAL FURY (438)
 ALARIC 3787                   9   5  0    80       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 HOME 3812                     8   7  0    80       LEE FAMILY (440)
 AXLE FOLEY 3454               8  13  0    80       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 PADDY SWEENEY 3869            8   4  0    80       50TH MILK RAS (448)
 FOOLISH FOLGERS 3526         13  17  1    79       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YIP AGAIN 3512               16  13  2    76       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-INFINITY 3655                 7   4  0    72       SHADOW GATE (414)
 CUBIC ZIRCONIUM 3777          8   5  1    69       BOXOROX (396)
-BLACKSTAFF 2089              12   5  0    68       CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)
 UG 3811                       8   7  0    68       LEE FAMILY (440)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COA SUMPTHING 3828           11   4  0    65       KESSEN (443)
 LADY BEATRIZ 3704             7   8  1    64       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 DAISY HAMMER 3317            10  13  0    63       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
-BALDER 3778                   6   5  2    63       VALHALLA (435)
 STAPH. AUREUS 3752           10   5  0    62       BAD GERMS (430)
-CENTIPEDE 3980                6   4  0    60       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
 YOUNG JOAN 3534              15  12  1    59       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-QUEST 2761                   11   4  0    59       JUGGERNAUTS (144)
 GIARDIA 3935                  8   5  0    59       BAD GERMS (430)
 NERF THE SOFTY 3833           6   7  0    58       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
 DRUNKEN DONUT 3712           10   4  0    57       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
-SPHINX 2186                   8   8  0    57       THE PHARAOHS (167)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COAPI 3826                    9   5  0    56       KESSEN (443)
 HENGIST 3788                  6   8  1    56       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 MR. CHOMP CHOMP 3620         10   9  0    55       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 THRAKKLASH 3835               8   4  1    54       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
 MIGHTY MOUSE! 3841            5   2  0    51       GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)
-MYSTIC ZEALOT 3804            7   6  1    49       PRIMAL FURY (438)
 NJORD 4061                    7   0  0    49       VALHALLA (435)
-CREEPAZOID 4043               7   1  0    49       WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
-PETTIFOGGER 3766              6   8  0    47       WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
 FUG 3815                      6   9  0    47       LEE FAMILY (440)
 COA COA 3829                  5  10  1    46       KESSEN (443)
 CARJACK 4047                  5   2  0    46       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
 CLEOPATRA 3856                8   6  1    45       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 LUNA KNIGHT 3445              8  17  0    43       LUNAE MILITES (387)
 ASHZAG 4092                   5   0  1    43       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
 CAM SHAFT 3989                5   4  0    42       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 GARDENIA HAMMER 3871          7   8  2    41       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
 BAD MOON RISING 4019          5   5  1    41       LUNAE MILITES (387)
-BATTLE 4012                   6   4  0    40       SHADOW GATE (414)
 BOBBY CLOBBER 3557            8  13  2    39       CANADIAN BACON (383)
-FOOFARAW 4042                 6   2  0    38       WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
 CAESAR 3974                   8   3  0    37       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 GROTTRAK THE SNEAK 3831       4   9  1    37       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
-FROGGER 3656                  4   8  0    37       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
 ANNE TENNA 4053               4   1  0    37       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
-HANDEL 3640                   5   8  0    36       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)
 MOT 3907                      5  10  0    36       LEE FAMILY (440)
 PYRITE 3991                   5   5  0    36       BOXOROX (396)
 THE MAN IN YELLOW 3839        4   3  1    36       GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)
 LADY MARIA 3701               9   6  1    35       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
-MOZART 3641                   7   7  0    35       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHOPIN 3642                   6   8  4    33       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)
-MISSLE COMMAND 4127           2   0  1    33       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
-PONG 4021                     2   6  1    33       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
 MADMAN 4138                   1   0  1    33       GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT (445)
-NYALL BLOODGRIN 3963          4   3  0    32       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 LADY EMELITA 3700             5  10  0    30       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 FREDDY FENDER 3956            4   7  1    30       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 L'ENTRANGLEUR 4117            4   0  0    30       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-CONQUEST 2840                 6   4  0    29       JUGGERNAUTS (144)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY DOMINGA 3702             5  10  0    29       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 NIGHTWIND 4007                6   5  0    27       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 LADY CONSOLACION 3703         5  10  1    27       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 LE NETTOYE' 4069              3   4  0    27       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-GRIM BLACKSMITH 3961          4   3  0    26       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
-DRATS 3993                    2   0  0    26       GONDORS BASE (441)
-PHENIX 3810                   5   7  0    25       CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)
-STREET WISE 4095              3   1  1    24       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
 PUD 4036                      3   7  0    24       LEE FAMILY (440)
-STARBURST 4090                2   0  0    24       CANDY IS DANDY (458)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WASTELAND WARLORD 3594        4   7  0    23       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 GOBLIN KING 4072              3   4  1    23       PRIMAL FURY (438)
-GRINCH 3819                   3   2  0    23       GONDORS BASE (441)
 SAILOR MOON 4133              2   0  0    21       LUNAE MILITES (387)
 NAPOLEON 4005                 5   5  0    20       THE WARLORDS II (413)
-MILITANTE 2923                6   1  0    19       JUGGERNAUTS (144)
-AZURE 4081                    4   1  0    19       SHADOW GATE (414)
 MAN ON THE MOON 4074          3   4  1    19       LUNAE MILITES (387)
 MAGETA THE LION 4000          4   5  1    18       PRIMAL FURY (438)
-RORY WYLEY 3870               3   9  0    18       50TH MILK RAS (448)
 RED CACTUS HAMMER 4032        1   9  0    18       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
-BLOODSTONE 4050               1   0  0    18       BOXOROX (396)
-PAPYRUS 2556                  4   3  0    17       THE PHARAOHS (167)
 REDWIND 4099                  3   2  0    16       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 GRAND MACHIN 4093             3   2  0    15       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-BULWYF REDHAMMER 3962         3   4  0    15       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 DOLTON MCGUILTY 4118          1   1  0    14       CANADIAN BACON (383)
 SAUCERHEAD 4145               1   0  1    12       RED IRON KNIGHTS (302)
-CRAZY MARY 4120               1   1  0    11       WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
 LOKI 4143                     1   0  0    11       RED IRON KNIGHTS (302)
 BTO 4059                      2   4  0    10       CANADIAN BACON (383)
-EAMON FINN 4060               1   4  1    10       50TH MILK RAS (448)
 CONJUNCTIVITIS 4129           1   1  0    10       BAD GERMS (430)
 PUDDLES 4144                  1   0  1     7       RED IRON KNIGHTS (302)
 TINNIE TATE 4142              1   0  0     7       RED IRON KNIGHTS (302)
-WIDOWMAKER 4071               1   3  0     6       CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)
-MAD MARY 4121                 0   2  0     6       WIMPS OF MADNESS (433)
 TYGER LILY HAMMER 4130        1   1  0     4       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
-ALEXANDRIA 2688               0   2  0     4       THE PHARAOHS (167)
 DANDELION HAMMER 4116         0   4  0     4       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
-IRON 4131                     1   0  0     3       SHADOW GATE (414)
-VALLON 4101                   0   3  0     3       CRYPT KNIGHTS (191)
 DON CARNAGE 4119              0   2  0     2       CANADIAN BACON (383)
-S. BOY 3091                   0   1  0     1       JUGGERNAUTS (144)
-BRAHMS 4135                   0   1  0     1       ROOK'S RAVENS (412)
 ENOTIC EEEK 4141              0   1  0     1       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NIALL QUINLAN 3866     7  6 0 50TH MILK RAS 448     RHINOVIRUS 3754       240         
CLOST. PERFRINGE 3750  7  3 0 BAD GERMS 430         HENGIST 3788          238 JUST REV
ENTEROCOCCUS 3973      3  5 0 BAD GERMS 430         COA COA 3829          240 JUST REV
GRANITE 3507           7 17 0 BOXOROX 396           BALDER 3778           241         
SUBLIMINAL KID 4002    3  5 0 CANADIAN BACON 383    FREDDY FENDER 3956    238 NOT REVE
ASTEROIDS 3658         5  5 0 CLASSIC ARCADE 415    LADY CONSOLACION 3703 239 REVENGED
DES DESCARDO 3969      6  3 0 CRYPT KNIGHTS 191     BAD MOON RISING 4019  239 REVENGED
BLACK ORC 343          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          MADMAN 4138           242 NONE    
SNEEZE LOUISE 4137     0  1 0 DODGE BULLETS 126     PUDDLES 4144          242         
RED ORCHID HAMME 4044  3  2 0 FLOWER HAMMERZ 372    VIVALDI 3639          238 REVENGED
GRENADE 3816           2  3 0 GONDORS BASE 441      MOUNTAIN TROLL 341    242 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GENDERCRISIS 4011      1  2 0 GONDORS BASE 441      BLACK ORC 343         242 NONE    
BLOATEDLOVE 4010       0  1 0 GONDORS BASE 441      STONE GOLEM 349       242 NONE    
WHAT BOSS RAT WA 3837  4  2 1 GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT 445 SPYMASTER 345         242 NONE    
SHEWISH BANE 4139      0  1 0 GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT 445 BLACK ORC 343         242 NONE    
FNAIL FREEBIRD 4140    0  1 0 IDIOTIC ICCERS 398    SAUCERHEAD 4145       242         
MOONSAULT 4107         1  1 0 LUNAE MILITES 387     ASHZAG 4092           240         
POUM POUM 3957         4  6 1 THE PENTARCHY 397     MYSTIC ZEALOT 3804    238 REVENGED
TYR 3781               6  6 1 VALHALLA 435          SPYMASTER 345         242 NONE    
SKADI 3988             5  4 0 VALHALLA 435          MOUNTAIN TROLL 341    242 NONE    
SIF 3780               4  8 0 VALHALLA 435          YOUNG JOAN 3534       242         
TOGS REJECT 4055       3  1 0 WIMPS OF MADNESS 433  LADY MARIA 3701       238 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Creepazoid -- That's okay, I'll bring the can opener next time.  If I don't get blood
feuded, I'll try this turn. -- Bad Moon Rising

The Idiotic ICCers would like to introduce the following warriors and openly declare
their styles for the StyleMaster competition (though at this stage it's probably too
late in the game):
     Frail FREEBIRD -- Parry Riposte
     Erotic EeEk -- Aimed Blow
-- THawk

Morya -- Sorry about being so quiet of late, real life reared its ugly head for a
while.  Back in full force ready to add losses to this team's record in the Hammer
contest. -- Crip, Otto's Mechanics

Mozart -- Trying to compose a little tune for me to sing?  Your teammate is going to
need more help than that. -- Freddy Fender

Lady Dominga -- Hot to trot? -- Anne Tenna

Yip Again -- So nice to win for a change.  Now that I have 14 wins, the boss says
someone will likely kill me off. -- Ray D Aytor

Alaric -- There's this sound of a bell that keeps ringing over and over in my head.
-- Axle Foley

Fug -- ??? We get the names of your teammates, but were you the black sheep of the
family? -- Cam Shaft

Well guys, I don't write very often, but it's quite depressing to see turn after turn
in the newsletter Fizban as the manager of The Pentarchy.  I like to be "Le
Pentarque"!  By the way, I'd like to send more ads, but even the monthly rhythm is
not good enough for my postal service...I'll try.... -- Le Pentarque

     I thought for a second you were talking about the regional news, but I see I
     have your name correctly there. *whew* -- The Saint, keeper of usually but not
     always accurate lists

Man on the moon, you got on my nerves, so L'itrangleur (The Strangler in French) will
try to send you back on the moon.

Wyatt -- Now that is what I call good old fashioned fighting there...good show! --
Zach

Madness Maniacs -- The Dreaded Deadline Doom has befallen me and I just barely got my
Team Spotlight sent in time from overseas.  Forgot to include current listing of
Morya Madness Marathon Contenders this issue.  Eliminated were Heaven's Gate (446)
Manray F and Demo-Squad (405) Shadowmere.  On the Bubble are Valhalla (435) Kat,
Magical Madness (417) Dameon Darkheart, Stretsamleud (431) Phat Phat and Otto's

Mechanics (226) Crip.  There are 5 other stables with less than 60 fights.  Remember:
Madness Marathon Award Winners must fight a total of 120 of a possible 140 fights
over the course of the 28 rounds of the Madness! -- Hammer

To Whom It May Concern -- In my haste to file my strategies for T-242 with the
Gladiatorial Commission the Challenges from last cycle were NOT changed as the
Deadline Pressure distracted me from attending to any Updates or Deletions of
Challenges.  To those of you affected by Challenges from my Flower Hammerz stable
this cycle I expect you to respond as you deem fit! -- Hammer

Mordant Deserter -- Good thing for me that I drew you on my debut fight!  Anyone else
might have finished the job!  Thankfully Hammer's foresightedness for Frustration
produced the Victory! -- Tyger Lily Hammer

Holy Havoc -- Apparently Vivaldi must have DIED in the Mailer Tourney so my Double
Bloodfeud Challenge was for naught!  Hammer has made an adjustment in anticipation of
my being the first of my Style to graduate from one of his stables!  Hopefully I will
be better prepared for any Challenges or Matchups that oppose me in the coming months
prior to graduation! -- Daisy Hammer

Crazy Mary -- Some Unfortunate Soul had to be the Victim of my FIRST Victory on the
DM 28 sands!  Might be two in a row according to Hammer's posting above! -- Red
Cactus Hammer

Paddy Sweeney -- Looks like Hammer is sending me out on the sands with a different
arsenal to see what I can do to improve my record above .500 and get graduated! --
Gardenia Hammer

Iron -- Salute to a Retiring Foe!  You could have at least been More Generous with
Skill Learns! -- Dandelion Hammer

Shadowgate -- You Will Be Missed! -- Hammer

Guardian -- Welcome Back to the Madness! -- Hammer

Madness Maniacs -- Lady Martilyo and her Filipina Ladyz send their greetings and
apologize for their silence in the P-ads! -- Hammer!

Summer Facers -- Enjoy the Memphis Madness! -- Hammer

Zachariah -- You (erp!) had no call to (erp!) (erp!) hammer (erp!) on me! -- Wyatt
Burp
P.S.  I'm (erp!) a good guy!  (erp!)

Cleopatra -- You would be well advised to dress more warmly.  The "off the bust" look
is not conducive to successful gladiation, you see. -- Young Joan
P.S.  Of course, it DOES distract your opponents, if they happen to be male....

Pud -- That's deception in advertising! -- Nightwind

Vallon -- But look on the bright side, at least you aren't being BURIED in that
crypt. -- Redwind

Crazy Mary -- Scimitars are a lot harder to dodge than bullets.  They're bigger, for
one thing. -- Redwind

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

     The ferocious ghosts of former glories whispered across the wind swept sands of
DM 59; agonizing incessantly due to the diminutive demise of the Delarq arena known
as Illis.
     Tattered banners and forgotten memories wailed in the wind for a dynamic death
march to dawn once more upon the blood stained sands of the Delarq slow arena.
     The distant call crying for  a declaration of restoration amidst the ruin of the
all but forgotten Delarq arena carried to the far corners of Alastari; drawing the
Devious, the Diabolical, the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to cross blades and
wage warfare among an assemblage of new stables managed by the Known and Unknown;
willing to spill fresh blood, while carving their destiny during 15 Rounds of contest
driven combat to be known as the "Illis Incredibly Diabolical Delarq Death Fest".
     A lone cloaked figure huddled by lamplight in a remote outpost near the
crossroads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen; feverishly formulating the foundational
framework for the dawning of the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59, complete with
Gladiatorial Commission sanctioned prizes to promote the growing thirst for a Delarq
Slow Arena Death Festival.

     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round debuts the first turn immediately following the
Summer 2004 F2F Tourney and continues through the completion of 15 consecutive
rounds.
     Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys
DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]:

Death Fest Scoring Format:
Win =3D +2 pts
Loss =3D -1 pt
Kill =3D +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Death =3D -3 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Dark Arena Kill =3D +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Dark Arena Death =3D -5 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Revenged Blood Feud =3D +5 pts [successful Revenged Blood Feud provides Death Fest
contestants the opportunity to cancel out 3 pts for Death and 1 pt for Loss; while
gaining +1 pt overall for the Revenged Blood Feud in addition to the +2 pts for Win]

    DEATH FEST PRIZES will be awarded to the Top Ten Death Fest Stables on the basis
of Total Points*** accumulated during the 15 rounds of competition as follows:

1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1 (one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
Final Round to be revealed by RSI to each of the Top Ten Death Fest Stables
2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters and NPCs [yet to be determined according to how
many DA Monsters and NPCs are available in DM 59 for Renaming]
3.  The Top Five Death Fest Stables will receive New Team Rollup Certificates as
follows:  1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (4) and 5th (2)
4.  Renaming Illis Arena for 6 months plus Receiving 6 months Free Play courtesy of
RSI will be awarded to the manager of the 1st Place Death Fest Stable
5.  Discussions are underway regarding a possible Special Award granted to the Illis
Iron Stable qualifiers who compete in 67 of a possible 75 fights during the course of
the 15 consecutive rounds of the Death Fest [Key Factor is How Many (?) stables will
be competing in the Death Fest without drawing away participation by current managers
in the remaining slow arenas!]  Therefore, it is important for all managers entering
stables in DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest to contact RSI as soon as possible
regarding their participation in this contest so that a Final Ruling on the proposed
Illis Iron Stable Award can be issued by RSI.

***TieBreaker is determined on the Final Round by the DM 59 Newsletter Recognition
Rankings.  The stable with the Highest Ranked Active Gladiator is granted the
decision.  [Example: Warrior A and Warrior B are both listed in the Recognition
Rankings with 87 pts; however, because Warrior A is listed in the Recognition
Rankings ahead of Warrior B, then Warrior A is granted the TieBreaker Decision for
His/Her stable!]

     Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!]  Each Delarq Death
Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 pts added to His/Her opening round score.
     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to the proposed award awaiting RSI
approval!]  Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75
fights during the 15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final
overall score [this allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of
competition; plus up to 3 additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups
from Deaths suffered either in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59
over the course of 15 rounds of competition!]

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WHAT BOSS RAT WANTS was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TYR was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SKADI was murdered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
GRENADE was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
GENDERCRISIS was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
SHEWISH BANE was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
MADMAN viciously butchered BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLOATEDLOVE was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
RHINOVIRUS defeated HENGIST in a 1 minute expert's Bloodfeud melee.
STAPH. AUREUS viciously subdued COA COA in a popular 1 minute expert's Bloodfeud duel.
LUNA KNIGHT lost to ASHZAG in a 2 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
ANNE TENNA beat LADY CONSOLACION in a popular 1 minute Challenge melee.
RAY D AYTOR was overpowered by CIARAN POWER in a 1 minute Challenge Title match.
SHAGUK was viciously subdued by TERRIBLE TOTOMAC in a 5 minute Challenge contest.
UG was overpowered by STUPID SMILEY in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
HOME was defeated by WYATT BURP in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
MOONSHINE was devastated by ZACHARIAH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PADDY SWEENEY overpowered FOOLISH FOLGERS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
NERF THE SOFTY was viciously subdued by AXLE FOLEY in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
GIARDIA savagely defeated MOT in a popular 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
BOBBY CLOBBER was viciously subdued by MR. CHOMP CHOMP in a 3 minute contest.
GROTTRAK THE SNEAK was outlasted by DRUNKEN DONUT in a 17 minute Challenge duel.
SIF was narrowly killed by YOUNG JOAN in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
MIGHTY MOUSE! vanquished GARDENIA HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
THRAKKLASH savagely defeated CAM SHAFT in a popular 5 minute gory Challenge match.
FREDDY FENDER was unbelievably bested by PYRITE in a popular 6 minute Challenge match.
BTO was vanquished by L'ENTRANGLEUR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
NAPOLEON was subdued by NIGHTWIND in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
DANDELION HAMMER was beaten by REDWIND in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
SAILOR MOON savagely defeated CONJUNCTIVITIS in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fray.
COA PATTY overpowered PEG-LEG BOUCHARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GALENA viciously subdued MESMERIC FIEND in a exciting 3 minute brutal veteran's fray.
LAVA RUNNER defeated YIP AGAIN in a 2 minute brutal veteran's fight.
CUBIC ZIRCONIUM overpowered LADY MARIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
ALARIC overpowered COAPI in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DAISY HAMMER was demolished by LADY BEATRIZ in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
COA SUMPTHING overcame CLEOPATRA in a 3 minute fight.
FUG demolished MAN ON THE MOON in a 3 minute mismatched match.
THE MAN IN YELLOW was luckily beaten by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute duel.
CARJACK vanquished GOBLIN KING in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CAESAR was savagely defeated by NJORD in a dull 8 minute brutal competition.
BAD MOON RISING overpowered MAGETA THE LION in a 1 minute gruesome uneven battle.
PUD was viciously subdued by LE NETTOYE' in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gruesome match.
RED CACTUS HAMMER was viciously subdued by LADY EMELITA in a 7 minute fight.
LADY DOMINGA handily defeated TYGER LILY HAMMER in a 1 minute brutal mismatched melee.
GRAND MACHIN was beaten by DOLTON MCGUILTY in a 2 minute fight.
DON CARNAGE was subdued by TINNIE TATE in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
SNEEZE LOUISE was savagely slain by PUDDLES in a 3 minute gory beginner's bout.
FNAIL FREEBIRD was easily killed by SAUCERHEAD in a 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
ENOTIC EEEK was handily defeated by LOKI in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 16         TOTAL PARRY      107 -  63 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  14         WALL OF STEEL     68 -  55 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     12         PARRY-LUNGE       30 -  26 -  1      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         STRIKING ATTACK  109 - 100 -  9      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                   11         AIMED BLOW        18 -  19 -  2      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     46 -  55 -  2      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   51 -  67 -  4      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         LUNGING ATTACK    66 -  92 -  6      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    68 - 101 -  7      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE      28 -  49 -  4      36  |

Turn 242 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:

WALL OF STEEL      5 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  6         6  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  8     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  7         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  6     BASHING ATTACK     5 -  9         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  4         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   CIARAN POWER 3868          10   5  0  108 50TH MILK RAS (448)
TOTAL PARRY      ZACHARIAH 2930             16   4  0  104 RED IRON KNIGHTS (302)
LUNGING ATTACK   GALENA 3505                14  11  0  104 BOXOROX (396)
STRIKING ATTACK  COA PATTY 3830             12   3  0  104 KESSEN (443)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WYATT BURP 3531            15  13  0   90 DODGE BULLETS (126)
WALL OF STEEL    LAVA RUNNER 3864           12   3  0   87 PRIMAL FURY (438)
SLASHING ATTACK  PEG-LEG BOUCHARD 3400      11   9  4   80 CANADIAN BACON (383)
PARRY-STRIKE     MR. CHOMP CHOMP 3620       10   9  0   55 THE PENTARCHY (397)
PARRY-LUNGE      ASHZAG 4092                 5   0  1   43 LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TERRIBLE TOTOMAC 3569.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was TERRIBLE TOTOMAC 3569.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
THRAKKLASH 3835, FREDDY FENDER 3956, GIARDIA 3935, SAILOR MOON 4133, GALENA 3505, 
AXLE FOLEY 3454, THE MAN IN YELLOW 3839, LE NETTOYE' 4069, LADY EMELITA 3700, and 
STAPH. AUREUS 3752.

The least popular fighter this week was DRUNKEN DONUT 3712.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GROTTRAK THE SNEAK 3831, CAESAR 3974, NJORD 4061, ENOTIC EEEK 
4141, FNAIL FREEBIRD 4140, SNEEZE LOUISE 4137, TYGER LILY HAMMER 4130, MAGETA THE 
LION 4000, GOBLIN KING 4072, and COAPI 3826.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TERRIBLE TOTOMAC (28-3569) IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRIM REAVER 1356 (173-97-3)           11  3  0         THE RED REAVERS      

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MRS. BUTTERWORTH 1226 (78-85-5)        1  4  0         SUAVE ONCE LOVED ME  

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROMUALD B TUNE 3519 (41-24-0)          1  3  0         THE PENTARCHY        

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SCUM REAVER 1434 (17-6-1)              4  3  0         THE RED REAVERS      
IDIOTIC INDIGO 3528 (22-7-0)           2  3  0         IDIOTIC ICCERS       

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CIARAN POWER 3868 (9-4-0)              3  3  0         50TH MILK RAS        
PARADOX 3654 (8-2-0)                   3  3  0         SHADOW GATE          
ZACHARIAH 2930 (14-4-0)                2  3  0         RED IRON KNIGHTS     
RHINOVIRUS 3754 (7-5-1)                1  3  0         BAD GERMS            

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRITBUCKS 3711 (9-2-0)                 4  1  0  DEAD   UGLY URBAN ORCS      
CENTIPEDE 3980 (5-4-0)                 3  3  0         CLASSIC ARCADE       
LAVA RUNNER 3864 (10-3-0)              3  3  0         PRIMAL FURY          
FOOFARAW 4042 (6-1-0)                  2  3  0         WIMPS OF MADNESS     
GIARDIA 3935 (6-5-0)                   2  3  0         BAD GERMS            
MYSTIC ZEALOT 3804 (7-6-1)             2  3  0         PRIMAL FURY          
DRUNKEN DONUT 3712 (9-3-0)             1  3  0         UGLY URBAN ORCS      
GRINCH 3819 (3-2-0)                    1  3  0         GONDORS BASE         
PADDY SWEENEY 3869 (6-4-0)             1  3  0         50TH MILK RAS        
WESSMILL 3717 (1-1-0)                  1  3  0         FLAGG'S FINEST       
VIVALDI 3639 (4-9-1)                   0  2  0  DEAD   ROOK'S RAVENS        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OLD N GREY 4085 (3-0-1)                6  2  0  DEAD   SHADOW GATE          
CARJACK 4047 (4-1-0)                   5  3  0         UGLY URBAN ORCS      
ANNE TENNA 4053 (2-1-0)                3  3  0         OTTO'S MECHANICS     
DRATS 3993 (2-0-0)                     3  3  0         GONDORS BASE         
MIGHTY MOUSE! 3841 (3-2-0)             3  3  0         GUARDIAN'S GAMBIT    
XUNDAM 3990 (0-2-0)                    3  3  1         WENSINWASIN G.T.     
PUD 4036 (2-6-0)                       2  3  0         LEE FAMILY           
SEASONS 3718 (2-0-0)                   1  3  0         FLAGG'S FINEST       
WESSFIELD 3719 (2-0-0)                 1  3  0  DEAD   FLAGG'S FINEST       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
L'ENTRANGLEUR 4117 (2-0-0)             2  3  0         THE PENTARCHY        
AZURE 4081 (3-1-0)                     1  3  0         SHADOW GATE          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SNICKERS 4086 (0-0-0)                  4  3  0         CANDY IS DANDY       
GYPSY 3770 (0-0-0)                     2  2  0  DEAD   Y-FACTOR             
CONJUNCTIVITIS 4129 (0-0-0)            2  3  0         BAD GERMS            
ORANGE SLICE 4089 (0-0-0)              2  3  0         CANDY IS DANDY       
ZAGNUT 4088 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         CANDY IS DANDY       

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FOOLISH FOLGERS 3526 (13-15-1)         0  3  0         IDIOTIC ICCERS       
GALENA 3505 (13-10-0)                  0  3  0         BOXOROX              
GRANITE 3507 (7-16-0)                  0  3  0         BOXOROX              
LOONY LATEKNIGHT 3529 (22-7-1)         0  3  0         IDIOTIC ICCERS       
QUEST 2761 (11-4-0)                    0  3  0         JUGGERNAUTS          
STUPID SMILEY 3527 (19-10-0)           0  3  0         IDIOTIC ICCERS       

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALARIC 3787 (8-4-0)                    6  2  0         THE WARLORDS II      
CUBIC ZIRCONIUM 3777 (7-4-1)           0  3  0         BOXOROX              
PETTIFOGGER 3766 (5-8-0)               0  3  0         WIMPS OF MADNESS     
STAPH. AUREUS 3752 (8-5-0)             0  3  0         BAD GERMS            

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CREEPAZOID 4043 (6-1-0)                1  3  0         WIMPS OF MADNESS     
GALO THE GREY 3796 (3-2-1)             0  3  0         WENSINWASIN G.T.     
PYRITE 3991 (4-4-0)                    0  3  0         BOXOROX              
RAVEN 3541 (6-6-2)                     0  3  0         HELL RAISERS         

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRAND MACHIN 4093 (3-0-0)              1  3  0         THE PENTARCHY        
BLOODSTONE 4050 (1-0-0)                0  3  0         BOXOROX              
CRAZY MARY 4120 (1-0-0)                0  3  0         WIMPS OF MADNESS     
MAD MARY 4121 (0-1-0)                  0  3  0         WIMPS OF MADNESS     
SUCCUBUS 4051 (4-0-0)                  0  3  0         SRETSAMLEUD          

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MEGALOMANIAC 4114 (0-0-0)              5  3  0         I RULE!!!