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


DM-30    TURN-476

This Weeks Top Honors


(30-4412) [12-10-1,64]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RED DOG GANG (356)             LOVE LETTERS (428)
(30-4412) [12-10-1,64]         (30-4452) [2-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SONORA SARA                    OUTBACK JACK
RED DOG GANG (356)             WRESTLMANIACS (73)
(30-4411) [10-12-0,48]         (30-672) [7-4-2,56]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RED DOG GANG (356)          32
2. LOVE LETTERS (428)          22      WRESTLMANIACS (73)
3. PERFECT HARMONY (227)        7      Unchartered Team
4. GAMEHENDGE (299)             0
5. THE WARLOCKS (430)           0      LOVE LETTERS (428)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE WARLOCKS (430)         8   2  1 80.0   1/ 5*LOVE LETTERS (428)        6  4 1
 2- 2 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  34  21  1 61.8   2- 1 GAMEHENDGE (299)          5  0 1
 3/ 3*LOVE LETTERS (428)         6   4  1 60.0   3- 2*THE WARLOCKS (430)        5  0 1
 4- 6 GAMEHENDGE (299)          47  48  4 49.5   4/ 3 RED DOG GANG (356)        5  6 0
 5/ 5 WRESTLMANIACS (73)        26  27  3 49.1   5- 4 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  3  1 0
 6/ 0 PERFECT HARMONY (227)     67  86  6 43.8   6/ 7 WRESTLMANIACS (73)        3  6 0
 7/ 7 RED DOG GANG (356)       336 460  6 42.2   7/ 0 PERFECT HARMONY (227)     1  0 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===---

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

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

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Sorry to say that I don't believe I will be here to defend my title belt as
Hollywood beckons.  However, I am hoping that old Outback Jack can sneak in in my
place.  Hard to believe this place wasn't shut down while others my manager used to
partake in no longer exist.  They must have been truly dead.  Sorry, no personal ads,
again the manager doesn't write those 99.9% of the time in fast arenas, however, DM
columns are regarded as more of a responsibility of carrying the belt.

If ya smelllllll what the Rock is coookin'

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of IAYE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team GAMEHENDGE was unseated 
this week as LOVE LETTERS moved up from 5th ranking to take the top spot with a 3-2-0 
record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  
Witness how this week LOVE LETTERS went 3-2-0 to move up 4 in the rankings.  S.T.D. 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested POLITE 
BEGGAR and was awarded 14 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable 
duels, MADDOG BILLY put down C-CUP, causing her to lose 7 points of recognition in 
the process.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, THE ROCK has 
lost the title of Duelmaster.  The city has turned out in honor of DARK CHOCOLATE, 
for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest position in the 
city!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their 
position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city IAYE.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in IAYE these 
days is LOVE LETTERS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding LOVE LETTERS.  Indeed it was WRESTLMANIACS.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after ROWDY RODDY.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in IAYE.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a 
far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies 
into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK CHOCOLATE 4412          12  10  1    64       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE ROCK 4314                 8   1  1    99       WRESTLMANIACS (73)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAINT LUCIFER 2203            8   7  1    61       PERFECT HARMONY (227)
-MESSENGER BIRD 4414           5   7  0    57       GAMEHENDGE (299)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OUTBACK JACK 672              7   4  2    56       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
-TELA 2973                    12   9  0    55       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-DARK STAR 4468                2   0  0    51       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 SONORA SARA 4411             10  12  0    48       RED DOG GANG (356)
-STEINBACH 4473                2   2  0    39       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
-JUDGEMENT DAY 2226            5   5  0    35       PERFECT HARMONY (227)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADDOG BILLY 4479             3   1  0    32       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIERRA 4477                   3   0  1    31       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 TRIPLE-X 4452                 2   0  0    27       LOVE LETTERS (428)
-BERTHA 4469                   2   0  0    26       THE WARLOCKS (430)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROWDY RODDY 621               5   6  0    21       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
-THE WIND 4461                 2   0  0    21       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-CANDYMAN 4467                 2   0  0    21       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 COCO B. WARE 685              5   5  0    20       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
-THE RIVER 4460                2   0  0    20       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-ITALIAN SPAGHETTI 4483        1   0  1    16       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-WALT WEISS 4482               1   0  0    15       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
-H. HATRACK 4481               1   0  1    14       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 S.T.D. 4487                   1   0  0    14       LOVE LETTERS (428)
-CRAZY FINGERS 4480            1   0  0    13       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 THE DRAGON 4420               1   1  0    12       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 DOUBLE-D 4449                 2   0  0    10       LOVE LETTERS (428)
 C-CUP 4451                    1   1  1     9       LOVE LETTERS (428)
 BALD ZEBRA 4402               1   0  0     7       PERFECT HARMONY (227)
 GISSANNIAH 4486               0   1  0     1       RED DOG GANG (356)
 FREEDA 4485                   0   1  0     1       RED DOG GANG (356)
 XOXOXO 4488                   0   1  0     1       LOVE LETTERS (428)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Outback Jack -- Hmm, I think I would have liked it better if you'd STAYED out back.
Mumbledypeg in the alley, or something like that. -- Sonora Sara

Coco B. Ware -- No, it was YOU who should be-ware! -- Dark Chocolate, triumphant as
she should be

Rowdy Roddy -- Grr!  Snarl, snap!  Grr!  Bite! -- Maddog Billy

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.

     -- 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
     -- 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
     -- 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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

C-CUP was devastated by MADDOG BILLY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
OUTBACK JACK slimly lost to DARK CHOCOLATE in a action packed 5 minute Title battle.
SONORA SARA overpowered COCO B. WARE in a 2 minute mismatched duel.
ROWDY RODDY was bested by TRIPLE-X in a popular 3 minute fight.
THE DRAGON demolished XOXOXO in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DOUBLE-D won victory over GISSANNIAH in a 3 minute brutal amateur's fight.
BALD ZEBRA viciously subdued FREEDA in a action packed 1 minute novice's competition.
S.T.D. vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a 4 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   8 -  1      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |

Turn 476 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DARK CHOCOLATE 4412        12  10  1   64 RED DOG GANG (356)
LUNGING ATTACK   OUTBACK JACK 672            7   4  2   56 WRESTLMANIACS (73)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SONORA SARA 4411.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was OUTBACK JACK 672.  The ten other most popular fighters were TRIPLE-X 4452, 
4420, MADDOG BILLY 4479, COCO B. WARE 685, ROWDY RODDY 621, and GISSANNIAH 4486.

The least popular fighter this week was S.T.D. 4487.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FREEDA 4485, XOXOXO 4488, C-CUP 4451, GISSANNIAH 4486, ROWDY RODDY 621, 
ZEBRA 4402.