Date   : 07/03/2004    Duedate: 07/30/2004


DM-31    TURN-241

This Weeks Top Honors


(31-4895) [15-8-0,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

                               WHY DID I DO IT (540)
                               (31-5095) [5-2-2,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OBAN                           COMMANDER SPUD
SINGLE MALTS (501)             MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
(31-4530) [13-17-1,89]         (31-5149) [5-2-0,61]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MILITARY MAYHEM (89)        70
2. SOL INVICTUS (469)          57      UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
3. OVERLORDS (509)             52      Unchartered Team
4. LOONY TOONS (206)           40
5. DARQUE FORCES (422)         36      WHY DID I DO IT (540)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)   154  73 13 67.8   1/ 1 OVERLORDS (509)          12  3 0
 2/ 4*WHY DID I DO IT (540)     18  12  3 60.0   2/ 2 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     10  5 1
 3/ 0*NOMENKLATURE (530)         3   2  0 60.0   3/ 7*WHY DID I DO IT (540)     9  5 1
 4/ 3 SOL INVICTUS (469)        91  67 10 57.6   4/13 STORMWATCH (440)          9  6 0
 5/ 5 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378) 282 227 11 55.4   5/ 9 SOL INVICTUS (469)        8  6 1
 6/ 7 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     583 476 23 55.1   6/24 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      7  2 0
 7/ 6 NUMBERS GAME (403)       211 173 13 54.9   7/16 NUMBERS GAME (403)        7  6 0
 8/ 8 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  165 140 12 54.1   8/ 3 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)   7  8 1
 9- 9 BUSHMASTERS (164)        168 145  9 53.7   9/19 DARQUE FORCES (422)       7  8 0
10/10 DARQUE FORCES (422)      132 116  8 53.2  10/ 8 ASSASSIN NATION (515)     6  9 1
11-11 TRIAL BY COMBAT (460)     39  36  3 52.0  11/11 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        6  9 1
12/15 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     218 210 14 50.9  12/14 WILLBENDERS (479)         6  9 0
13/14 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  314 306 24 50.6  13/18 SRETSAMLEUD (553)         6  9 0
14-16 SAMURAI KIDS II (551)     95  93  9 50.5  14/ 4 SINGLE MALTS (501)        6  9 0
15/13 LOONY TOONS (206)        179 176 15 50.4  15/ 5 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)    5  1 1
16-18*DIS TRACTIONS (542)        5   5  0 50.0  16/ 6 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378)  5  6 0
17/17 ASSASSIN NATION (515)    356 357 51 49.9  17/10 COUP D'TAT (543)          5  9 0
18/19 OVERLORDS (509)          337 339 19 49.9  18/20 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)   5 10 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 SRETSAMLEUD (553)        137 143  5 48.9  19/12 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)       5 10 0
20/21 STORMWATCH (440)         147 157 10 48.4  20/22 5 BELOW ZERO (518)        4  6 0
21/12 5 BELOW ZERO (518)        30  33  0 47.6  21/25 LOONY TOONS (206)         4  8 0
22/22 WILLBENDERS (479)         81  93  4 46.6  22-17 BUSHMASTERS (164)         3  2 0
23/23 SINGLE MALTS (501)        66  87  1 43.1  23/ 0*NOMENKLATURE (530)        3  2 0
24/26 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)      253 336 34 43.0  24-15*DIS TRACTIONS (542)       3  2 0
25/24 COUP D'TAT (543)          22  31  3 41.5  25/21 KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)     3  6 0
26/27 KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)     38  63  1 37.6  26-26*STYX AND BEYOND (550)     2  3 1
27-29*STYX AND BEYOND (550)      5   9  1 35.7  27-27 SAMURAI KIDS II (551)     2  3 0
28/28 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        47  86  2 35.3  28-28 TRIAL BY COMBAT (460)     1  4 0
29/ 0*2001 (465)                 0   1  0  0.0  29/ 0*2001 (465)                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

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     He sat in his with his back to the door staring out across the city where it all
begun over 15 years ago.  Thinking about all that had passed in between, he had been
so young and obnoxious back then.  For a few months he had even fought in the arena
on his wife's team before the commission ordered him to move it.  He remembered the
great war against Allah and his minions.  Those were the days; what warriors today
could stand against the likes of Kurd, Earth Elemental, Elmer Fudd, or Blood Mary--
the list could go on and on.  For too long his focus has been on the tourney, perhaps
it was time to find his roots, and relight the flame that once burned?  He reached
for the bell and rang it.  Shortly a servant appeared at his side.  Without taking
his eyes off the city below, he said, "Assemble them here for me, and make sure he
attends this time.  I have a surprise for him."
     Four warriors were relaxing in the common area of the guildhouse when the
servant arrived.  "He would like for all of you to attend him in the study."  He
looked around for one more and not seeing him, asked, "Where is he?  His presence is
also required."
     The youngest of the group said, "Why bother him?  The last time he was allowed
to fight in the arena, I was still in diapers.  Leave him in peace, he's out back
practicing for the tourney."
     "It is not for me to decide.  Tell the master that I will bring him.  Now off to
the study before I get Speedy, Huey, and Sam to help you on your way." said the
     In the study five waited on one.  Four of them sat in chairs and couches around
the room.  One still sat staring out the window with his back to all.  The door burst
open, half splintering off its frame.
     Standing in the doorway was a warrior clad in scale, carrying a steel cap in one
hand and a longsword in the other.  His hair was white, his skin appeared weathered
and aged.  There was a gauntness about him, and his eyes seemed empty and black.
"How dare you demand my presence at one of your cluster @#$% meetings!  I am not one
of your little minions, running around kissing your feet and doing your bidding."  He
gestured to the four other warriors in the room.
     He walked across the room and drove his longsword through the top of the desk
and into the floor, shouting, "FOR THE LAST FOURTEEN YEARS, I HAVE FOUGHT FOR YOU!  I
died down in the room, he slumped into a chair and began to sob into his hands.
     A voice was heard from the chair behind the desk.  "Over the last few months I
have found my interest in the arena waning.  I had considered retirement, but that
didn't work last time so why would it work now?  In an effort to revitalize my
interest in the games, I have decided to go back to my roots and reactivate the first
team I managed in Alastari.  This affects all of you because I plan on managing a
team of five warriors not four."  A head came up in hope.  "Furthermore, we will be
going on the warpath, and the only manager that I still have any grudges with is
Firedork."  A few chuckles were heard.  "So we will be going to war against the
Lamehawks, which will probably mean the VC will join in also, since Loserhawk belongs
to their alliance"  For the first time in the meeting, Rascally Rabbit turned from
the window and faced his team.  "Now gather round so we can talk strategy.  Loony
Toons is going to war."

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     The giant hawk came out of the clouds like a speeding arrow.  So quick was its
descent that few in Chimlevtal saw it.  It landed with a clack of talons on the roof
of the fortified guildhouse of The Stormguards.  A door to the roof promptly opened
and two Lord Protectors appeared.  One, a human, Ciaran Ap Gryffyydd, the other a
Minotaur, Kaz.  Both placed their right fist upon their hearts and slightly nodded.
"Well met, M'Lord." said Ciaran.
     Sliding off the giant brown bird of prey was a towering figure.  He quickly
unbuckled the saddle and placed it on the roof.  He did the same with his saddlebags
and lance.  He looked the great bird in its eyes and said something in a language the
two Stormguards did not understand.  With that the great hawk let out an ear-piercing
scream and leapt into the air with a rush of wings.  Within seconds it had flown up,
over and out of Chimlevtal.
     The figure spun and returned the honor to Ciaran and Kaz.  "No need to call me
Lord.  True, I was knighted by an Earl, but then again he probably would revoke that
title since several months later I was forced to usurp and put his nephew in charge."
He chuckled to himself and then refocused.  "It's good to be here and meet the mighty
Stormguards as friends."  They then shook hands.
     The man stood well over six feet tall.  He was 285 pounds of solid muscle.  His
looks were somewhat unusual.  This was because his Grandfather had been an Efreeti.
All his other lineage was of the Dervish race.  His skin was slightly red in color
and he had a malevolent look in his black eyes.  His black hair was tied in a
ponytail and his beard was neatly trimmed.  A large scar was across his left cheek.
He wore red dragon-scale armor, red trousers in the style of the corsairs and red
cape.  Black boots of fine quality, a necklace of red dragon teeth and a circlet of
red upon his head finished his wear.  He drew his magical broadsword and spoke a word
of command; it quickly transformed into a sword of flame!  "I salute The Council of
Lords, my sword is yours to command."  With that he again spoke the command, the
flame went out and he resheathed the weapon.
     "Well met." smiled Ciaran.  "Your quarters are ready."
     As they gathered up his gear, the warrior stated, "I'll stow what I got here but
I plan on heading out to a certain area of town.  I hear there are lots of rats in
this town that talk tough.  Let the rats try anything with me and I'll bust their
faces in."
     "No doubt." chuckled Kaz.  "You'll find that the cartel scum that run their
mouths are cowards and nothing more.  It is an insult to one's blade to slice them."
     "Maybe so." grunted the man. "But I always play by MY rules.  Anyone who lips
off to my face will be dealt with.  There is a new player in Chimlevtal."

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					      THE REVENANT  (part 20)

     The Revenant looked out upon the battle and carnage before his crumbling keep.
Fires blazed everywhere.  The great Druidess, Polar Bear, flew by yet again on her
giant Snowy Owl and cast yet another fireball into the ranks of his Goblin allies.
Their ranks had been decimated by her spells and High Lord Bosk's sword.  The berserk
Gnome continued to hack and destroy any and all Goblins or Worgs that he could reach.
Unbelievably, the Centaurs had entered the fray!  Chief Oakclub had answered Polar
Bear's summon and his clan were now tearing into the Goblin army with arrows, clubs
and hooves.  Only the Goblins' abject fear of The Revenant prevented them from
fleeing and that would only last so long.  Now, being hit from all sides, the rout
was on.
     The Revenant was a most powerful entity.  Returning from the negative material
plane, its sole purpose was to wreck havoc upon those that caused an end to its
previous evil life.  Bosk and The Icelord had brought its human existence to an end,
right here, so many years ago.  Its evilness in its past life carried over to the
afterworld and it willed itself to return to Polaris.  So great were its powers that
the undead being traveled to Ghea to pursue and attack the two heroes.  It attempted
to kill their beloved friend, Polar Bear, to harm them.  That attempt failed and they
nearly destroyed the undead being.  It escaped back to Polaris, here, to make a final
stand against their retaliation.  The Revenant had been confident.  None had ever
stood against his dark powers.  Now, after the battle on Ghea, seeing his Goblin army
being torn asunder and being unable to stop The Icelord from destroying the magical
barrier about his keep, The Revenant knew doubt...and fear.
     The Icelord walked with a grim determination toward the mansion.  The Arch-mage
was not pleased.  He despised evil and this undead being that continually ran and hid
behind his minions angered him.  He knew now who it was and why this being had come.
He knew its only purpose was to strike at those who had ended its evil life.  The
Icelord was determined to end his evil unlife and send this Revenant to Niflheim for
     The Icelord had destroyed the magical barrier and entered the keep's ground.  No
more death and wounding spells assailed him.  He knew his foe was regrouping and
waiting his arrival.  A dozen ghouls charged him.  With a wave of his hand he
incinerated them with magical flame.  Dozens of hands clawed out from the earth and
the wizard found nearly three-dozen zombies surrounding him.  Without hesitation he
made a slow circle, pointing his staff at the advancing horde while chanting a spell.
An enormous wall of fire turned the zombies into ash.  He then quickly cast and
forked an enormous lightning bolt that killed two gargoyles that were flying to
attack him.  He continued forward, intent on ending this battle once and for all.
     The screams of the Goblins were less now as so many of them were dead.  Bosk saw
his target, the great Goblin Chief, who had been waiting for him.  Bosk's sword cut
down two more Goblins and he then sprinted toward the Chief.  The Goblin Chief,
Agsnarf, raised his giant club and spurred his jet-black Worg forward.  Bosk sprang
to his left just as the tearing maw of the great wolf prepared to meet him.  His
sword sliced the right side of the beast's neck and then continued into Agsnarf's
right leg.  The Goblin snarled, the Worg yelped, a great club swooshed over Bosk's
now ducking head and then rider and beast tumbled to the ground.  Agsnarf groaned as
the ground pushed the air from his lungs and the club flew from his hand.  He quickly
scrambled up though, ignoring the pain in his leg.  Bosk dispatched another Goblin
that charged him and then turned toward Agsnarf, who pulled a Gnomish hooked-hammer
from his belt.  He stepped over the dead Worg, a look of pure hatred in his eyes.
Bosk, seeing the foul being wielding a weapon of his people, charged forward roaring
a curse, sword held high.

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                                   HAMMERZ HERALD
             Death Fest Dada Data Edition/Diabolical Delarq Declaration
                                      by Hammer

         Behold, they belch out [insults] with their mouths; swords [of sarcasm,
ridicule, slander, and lies] are in their lips, for who, they think, hear us? --
Psalms 59:7  Amplified Bible

     Sensational News about Hammer negotiating the Re-Opening of Delarq Tor DM 58 as
a Slow Arena "Prize Package" for the DM 59 Death Fest Illis Iron Stable Award Winners
was spreading all across the Delarq Federation quicker than Dragon Fire!!!!!
     Delarq Tor DM 58 would be Re-Opened as a Slow Arena by the Gladiatorial
Commission as a Special Prize Awarded to the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners on the
following conditions:
     1.  At least 20 of the stables entered in the DM 59 Delarq Death Fest beginning
July 29th Must Complete a Minimum of 67 of a possible 75 fights over the course of 15
     2.  At least 20 of those Iron Stable Managers Must Enter a New Team Roll Up into
DM 58 Delarq Tor Without Cannibalizing Any of Their Active Stables
     3.  A Minimum of 15 Stables are Required to Remain Active Each Cycle for the
First Six Months to Ensure Exclusive Competition for the Duel Master and Team Awards
[Free Fights!] Without Any Other Stables Being Allowed to Enter the Newly Re-Opened
DM 58 Slow Arena [Until the First Six Months Have Expired in May 2006].
     Hammer was Alerting the entire Delarq Federation Regular and Slow Arenas; as
well as the Andorian and Free Blades Slow Arenas; Extending to Every Manager from
Newbie to Jaded Veteran His Personal Invitation to Compete in the DM 59 Delarq Death
Fest; with the Understanding that Delarq Tor DM 58 would be Re-Opened as a Slow Arena
[If More Than Enough Managers Would Compete for the Opportunity to Re-Open Delarq
Tor!]; Thus Carving a New Chapter in the Alastari Historical Archives; While
Fulfilling Their Own Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     One of the things Hammer enjoyed most about Hosting/Promoting New Contests
Was/Is the Transformation/Enlargement of the Chosen Arena Site; Especially
Anticipating the New Stable Names/Managers Who Answer the Call to Cross Blades and
Match Wits in a Hammer Hosted/Sponsored Contest.
     Offering 25 points to each Death Fest competitor who writes a minimum 15
paragraph Team Spotlight [including their Stable Name and Managerial Alias]; while
Highlighting a Storyline of their own choosing as they Answer the Call to Cross
Blades and Match Wits in a Hammer Sponsored Slow Arena Contest; would be One of
Hammer's Most Anticipated Aspects of Hosting the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59.
     It would be Interesting to see Who was able to Write their Spotlight and Email
it in a Format that would NOT be Cut Off by HAL; plus Who would be able to Submit
their Hand Written [or Typed] Spotlight in Time for the RSI Typist to have Time to
Type It into the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter; Otherwise, those 25 points would be
Forfeited Due to the Fact that Hammer and Other Interested Persons would be Deprived
of the Pleasure of the Potential Entertainment of Reading Countless Team Spotlights
on the Opening Round of the Delarq Death Fest [because of Missing or Partial Team
     Hammer also was Interested in Who would have the Foresight to Place Their Stable
on Team Maintenance or Warrior Maintenance to Ensure Their Stable Would NOT Miss a
Death Fest Round; thus Forfeiting Both an Additional 25 points for fighting 67 of a
possible 75 fights over the course of 15 rounds AND the Opportunity to Start a New
Stable in Delarq Tor DM 58 as an Illis Iron Stable Award Winner; Once the Death Fest
Contest Concluded in August 2005 and Qualified Managers were Listed with the
Gladiatorial Commission to Send RSI a New Team Roll Up to Register a New Stable in DM
58 Delarq Tor:
     Thus Qualifying those New Stables to Compete in the Rookies 2005 Fall Mailer
Tourney Before Competing in the Historic First Turn of the Newly Re-Opened Delarq Tor
DM 58 Slow Arena on November 3rd 2005.
     Hammer Had Done His Best to Send Out the Call for the Devious, the Diabolical,
the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to Cross Blades and Match Wits in Competition
for the Top 10 Prize Categories and Illis Iron Stable Award [Where Everyone Wins the
Right to Compete in the Newly Re-Opened Delarq Tor DM 58 Slow Arena on November 3rd
2005] All Sanctioned by the Gladiatorial Commission!
     Delarq Tor DM 58 Awaits Those Who are Brave Enough to Endure the Delarq Death
Fest in DM 59 [Beginning July 29th 2004 T-172; Concluding August 25th 2005 T-186] By
Completing a Minimum of 67 Fights Out of a Possible 75 Fights Over the Course of 15
Rounds of Dastardly Delarq Dog-Fighting!

  ***** Consult the DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by Hammer for a Complete
                Listing of Death Fest Rules/Prize Allocations! *****

The New Merriam-Webster Dictionary Definitions:
     Dada:  A movement in art and literature based on deliberate irrationality and
negation of traditional artistic values.
     Data:  Factual information (as measurements or statistics) used as a basis for
reasoning, discussion, or calculation.
     Diabolical:  Devilish, Fiendish.
     Declaration:  To make known formally or explicitly.

     "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

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 494): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 492): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 488): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 242): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 240): VILI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 474): STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 465): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 353): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 333): HENRY DEARE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 147): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 494): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 492): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 488): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): LUST MUPPETS (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): THE HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 242): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 240): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 474): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 472): FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 465): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 353): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 333): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 147): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 491): JOSTLING JAGUAR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           TILLOUISA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 242): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 240): LAPHROAIG of SINGLE MALTS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               TIGBASA of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
                               SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               STIGMA OF STUPID of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
                             PREDNIZONE of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                 (turn 428): PENICILLEN of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 146): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail, Chimlevtal!

Man, I thought I'd never get to the top of this nearly impossible arena.  I don't
expect to stay here long, but am happy to be here now.  I salute my master, High Lord
Bosk and The Icelord for perservering with me all this time.  Ever since I tore a
ligament in my sword arm, I've been mediocre at best and that does NOT cut it in
Chimlevtal!!!  I salute  my fellow gladiators!  Nemo mi impune lacassite!  Hail to
the Council of Lords!!!

                           -- Vili

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in CHIMLEVTAL!  I still haven't told Mom I'm 
writing Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  I couldn't believe it.  
Did MILITARY MAYHEM really go up by 18?  If only those guys didn't have so may 
missing teeth...  Gross!  Cut this out and put it in your scrapbooks, SOL INVICTUS!  
'Cause they got 5-0-0 and moved up to 5th!  MVP award for BUSTER BUNNY?  LOONY TOONS' 
proud of him after beating TRASHIUS and getting 46 points.  Talk about yer big time 
losers!  TRASHIUS got smashed by BUSTER BUNNY, and lost 22 points!  Like, LUCKY 7 
must be pretty gutsy!  She challenged the Duelmaster from LORDS OF VALHALLA.  Does 
this gal have a death wish or what!  And I was just getting used to the 
ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome LUCKY 7.  Aren't NUMBERS GAME proud. 
(Oh, my.) Who was the wiseguy that said CHIMLEVTAL's Duelmaster was paying for drinks 
at The Mourngrym Inn and Tavern?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of THE STORMBRINGERS 
must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something 
that I don't?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are SRETSAMLEUD?  THE STORMBRINGERS, an 
easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, 
is CALYPSO popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of CHIMLEVTAL!  He's 
got a 8-6-0, is that good?  TIGBASA is being unfair.  He's challenged down 33 against 
TOBIAS HAWKWIND.  I don't know why they let this stuff go on.  (I'd better shut up) I 
was sorry to see such an unfair "fight" in CHIMLEVTAL.  TIGBASA got 9 points after 
beating TOBIAS HAWKWIND, 33 points below him.  Speaking of challenging 32 points 
above did you hear about RYU-KISHIN of OVERLORDS vs. LOONY TOONS' DIXIE SCUM?  (And 
how was that intro!) Like, was that some fighting on RYU-KISHIN's part, or what?  And 
he got 26 points out of it!  (besides getting in my report)  Poor DIXIE SCUM.  See if 
I ever talk to FERNANDO again!  VALKYRIE was so low when He challenged he.  Hhmph!  
If FERNANDO can't beat a warrior 21 points below himself, that he CHALLENGED, he 
oughtta be selling food in the stands!  Ooh!  Did TAZ really know what he was doing 
when he challenged DAMHAIN THE SATYR?  A 2-2-0 speaks volumes.  (Zontoni said that.  
I don't know what it means.) TAZ lost to DAMHAIN THE SATYR, but he got 1 points.  
DAMHAIN THE SATYR won, and got 4 points.  I don't get it.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  I hear WILLBENDERS sent SIR PELLEAS to the 
Dark Arena.  What, is that like not well-lit, or what?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that 
all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  CHIMLEVTAL is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCKY 7 4895                 15   8  0   132       NUMBERS GAME (403)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POPCORN KERNEL 3313          20  28  0   132       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-BRILLIANT ORANGE 4961        11   7  1   132       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 BUSTER BUNNY 2862            12  21  2   119       LOONY TOONS (206)
 CHERRY 2000 4994             13   6  0   105       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 VOMITO 4840                  20   8  0   104       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 INMAR 4388                   16  14  0   102       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 DIXIE SCUM 2958              24  13  0   101       LOONY TOONS (206)
 CALYPSO 5286                  8   6  0    98       SRETSAMLEUD (553)
 SUBOTAI 4380                 20  17  0    96       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 RYU-KISHIN 5033              13   5  0    94       OVERLORDS (509)
-EVANDIS ETHUM 2462           19  11  0    92       BUSHMASTERS (164)
 VILI 4597                    17  14  1    92       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 NAPULAK 4467                 23   8  0    91       STORMWATCH (440)
-SYWINELL 2832                15  12  0    91       BUSHMASTERS (164)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBAN 4530                    13  17  1    89       SINGLE MALTS (501)
 TOBIAS HAWKWIND 4941         12  11  1    89       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 HELM HAMMERHAND 5025         12   7  0    89       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 MAGOG 5031                   11   6  1    89       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 ZARENDARGAR 4888             13  13  1    87       OVERLORDS (509)
 TALISKER 4923                13  12  0    87       SINGLE MALTS (501)
 GREYSCALES 4917              16   9  0    83       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 PANTERO 5300                 15  17  0    83       SRETSAMLEUD (553)
 DROKK 4014                   13   9  2    80       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 DASKON 4464                  13  19  1    79       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 REZOS THE THRACIAN 4993      13   8  0    78       OVERLORDS (509)
 GLENLIVET 4528               10  21  0    77       SINGLE MALTS (501)
 MACHISMO 5293                 9  12  1    76       SRETSAMLEUD (553)
 TRASHIUS 4980                15   8  0    75       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 MALICE 4986                  11  11  2    75       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 DEE-DEE 4354                 13  22  1    73       WILLBENDERS (479)
 ABYSSINIAN 4918              14  11  0    71       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GENERAL PURPOSE 5124          4   2  1    66       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 PARADOXE 4287                10  11  1    65       KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)
 KIRKEN TUORNIN 4849          13  14  2    64       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 RAUNI 5035                   10   7  0    63       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-NINJATO 5244                 13   8  2    62       SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
 COMMANDER SPUD 5149           5   2  0    61       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 SPATHA 4996                  13   7  2    60       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 TORNADO 5292                  8   5  0    60       SRETSAMLEUD (553)
 LAGAVULIN 5019               10   9  0    59       SINGLE MALTS (501)
-TAXES 4159                    8   7  0    58       TRIAL BY COMBAT (460)
 SIR BREUNIS 5145              6   4  0    58       WILLBENDERS (479)
 BLOND MOMENT 5095             5   2  2    58       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
-WAR 4160                      8   7  1    57       TRIAL BY COMBAT (460)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANI 5102                     5   8  0    57       SOL INVICTUS (469)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAMBARD MURH 5045            11  16  0    52       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 CALLEIGHT 5128                7   6  0    52       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 PLOTINUS 4341                10   8  0    50       KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)
 BLISTER 4853                  6   6  0    50       5 BELOW ZERO (518)
 LES NAYLE 5044                8  19  0    49       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 GENERAL ELECTRIC 4889         5   8  1    49       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 PSYCH MAJOR 5018              6   4  1    45       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 RUMPLESTILTSKIN 4855          9   4  0    42       5 BELOW ZERO (518)
 DISOBEDIENCE 5209             4   2  1    42       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 GOT HAMMERED 5091             3   3  0    42       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 TOLEDO 5296                   7   7  1    41       SRETSAMLEUD (553)
 MENDAL OMSHIL 5043            9  13  0    40       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-ORCUS 5227                    3   0  0    39       STYX AND BEYOND (550)
-BIJIN 5238                    8   8  0    38       SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
 NORGEN PELH 5042              8  14  0    38       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-FAMINE 4157                   7   8  1    38       TRIAL BY COMBAT (460)
 IT FELT GOOD 5093             4   2  0    38       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 DAMHAIN THE SATYR 5197        6   1  0    37       OVERLORDS (509)
 FAOLAN AP GRYFFYDD 5152       8   3  1    34       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 URACCA EVENSTAR 5148          6   6  0    34       STORMWATCH (440)
 FLORID PSYCHO 5192            3   3  1    34       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE THING 5189                4   4  1    33       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 BLUE 4852                     7   6  0    27       5 BELOW ZERO (518)
 BARTOFELES 5173               5   4  1    27       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 RYUU DRAGONMASTER 5198        4   3  0    26       STORMWATCH (440)
-BAMBOO 5235                   6   4  3    25       SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
-TERRIBLE TWO 5195             3   0  0    25       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-WET PAVEMENT 5115             2   0  0    25       DIS TRACTIONS (542)
 HARALD FAIRHAIR 5188          4   4  0    24       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 SALEM 5222                    3   2  0    24       DARQUE FORCES (422)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AI 5347                       2   0  0    23       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187          4   4  2    22       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 JARL FORKBEARD 5280           4   0  0    22       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 ANDERS DIEMED 5174            3   6  0    22       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 COL. KA DA FEE 5132           4   7  2    21       COUP D'TAT (543)
-BAALBEROTH 5228               2   1  1    21       STYX AND BEYOND (550)
 WAS DRUNK 5094                5   1  0    20       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 IMELDA 5265                   3   1  0    19       COUP D'TAT (543)
 ENDOR 5275                    3   1  0    18       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 VALKYRIE 5351                 1   1  0    18       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-PAPER CUT KING 5211           2   2  0    15       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 HORAGALLES 5212               1   1  0    15       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 ARYXIMARAKI 5359              1   0  0    15       OVERLORDS (509)
 FORESHADOW 5186               3   5  0    14       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 WULFGAR 5281                  2   2  0    14       STORMWATCH (440)
-LOVE POTION #9 5151           1   7  0    14       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 ANNA BOLIC 4965               1   0  0    14       NOMENKLATURE (530)
 SYLVESTER 4154                3   4  0    13       LOONY TOONS (206)
 UYR DEMONSBANE 5349           2   0  0    13       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-DEATH 5218                    2   1  0    13       TRIAL BY COMBAT (460)
 WHY NOT 5279                  1   2  1    13       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 PHIL HARMONIC 4966            1   0  0    13       NOMENKLATURE (530)
-UNENDA 5278                   1   1  0    13       BUSHMASTERS (164)
-WARDO BARD 5276               2   0  0    12       BUSHMASTERS (164)
 TORAST 5269                   3   2  0    11       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
-GLARE ICE 5112                2   0  0    11       DIS TRACTIONS (542)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIPS RICO 5362                1   0  0    11       KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)
 FERNANDO 5266                 2   2  0     9       COUP D'TAT (543)
 TAZ 5200                      2   2  0     8       LOONY TOONS (206)
 SKULD 5348                    1   1  0     8       COUP D'TAT (543)
-OIL SLICK 5114                1   1  0     7       DIS TRACTIONS (542)
 KOLUM MAROD 5344              1   2  1     6       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 SIR BARNABUS 5324             1   2  0     6       WILLBENDERS (479)
-TRIAD 5342                    1   0  0     5       SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
 NOREIGA 5340                  1   1  0     4       COUP D'TAT (543)
 NOISEY KRICKET 5343           1   1  0     4       LOONY TOONS (206)
 PIMPZILLA 5282                1   1  0     4       5 BELOW ZERO (518)
 GREG ARIOUS 4962              1   0  0     4       NOMENKLATURE (530)
-MEPHISTOPHELES 5224           0   3  0     3       STYX AND BEYOND (550)
-ASTEROTH 5225                 0   3  0     3       STYX AND BEYOND (550)
 TWISTED 5337                  0   2  0     2       5 BELOW ZERO (518)
 JOPPA 5346                    0   2  0     2       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-SLEET 5116                    0   2  0     2       DIS TRACTIONS (542)
-CHARON 5338                   0   1  0     1       STYX AND BEYOND (550)
 MANN E QUIN 4963              0   1  0     1       NOMENKLATURE (530)
 SCOURGE 5360                  0   1  0     1       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 DONNA TELLO 4964              0   1  0     1       NOMENKLATURE (530)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRANK POOLE 4192       0  1 0 2001 465              LIGHTBRINGER 357      241 NONE    
? 4857                 4  6 0 5 BELOW ZERO 518      KIRKEN TUORNIN 4849   237 REVENGED
NOOKIE 5196            2  2 0 5 BELOW ZERO 518      SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187  238 REVENGED
TOMBSTONE 5210         2  4 1 ASSASSIN NATION 515   FAOLAN AP GRYFFY 5152 241         
LOOSE SAND 5113        0  2 0 DIS TRACTIONS 542     KOLUM MAROD 5344      239         
ASAENGIE 5283          0  2 0 KOSMOS'S MATRIX 474   WURM KIN 362          241 NONE    
NEON SHADOW 4290       9 11 0 KOSMOS'S MATRIX 474   SPATHA 4996           239         
VALKYRIE 5229          1  2 0 LORDS OF VALHALLA 508 DISOBEDIENCE 5209     239         
JO LUDAN 5046         10 14 1 MIDDLE WAY 7 536      PARADOXE 4287         238         
FRAGMENT 5358          0  1 0 NUMBERS GAME 403      PREACHER 353          241 NONE    
DEFCON 1 5267          1  1 0 NUMBERS GAME 403      BAALBEROTH 5228       239         
SGIAN DUBH 5350        0  2 0 THE STORMBRINGERS 359 WHY NOT 5279          241         
ALT 4839              15 12 2 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 378 BRILLIANT ORANGE 4961 240         
NO IDEA 5092           0  2 0 WHY DID I DO IT 540   TOMBSTONE 5210        237 REVENGED
SIR PELLEAS 4352      19 16 1 WILLBENDERS 479       STONE GOLEM 361       241 NONE    
SIR TRISTAN 5223       0  5 0 WILLBENDERS 479       WURM KIN 362          241 NONE    
SIR SAGRAMOR 5146      6  2 0 WILLBENDERS 479       ALT 4839              238 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Icelord -- Many salutes on Earth Elemental taking the title!  Hussah!  Fengar is
nipping at his heels.  Well managed, My Brother!  I'll be seeing you in a couple
days! -- High Lord Bosk

Firehawk -- Just wanted to let you know that I'm going to be back in the Arena full
time and plan picking up where we left off many years ago.  The only way to avoid it
is to admit defeat, and explain why you started our war in the first place. -- RR

VC -- My issues with Firehawk extend to long before he was a member, if I remember
correctly.  So I have no issues with y'all.  But I understand that he is in your
alliance, and you may be honor bound to have his back for him. -- Rascally Rabbit

All -- Buster Bunny will be running full time from now on.  I haven't ran him in
arena in over ten years (tons of bagging and stat training).  Since I have no clue
what will happen, I will be aiming for non-vitals, and even though I don't believe in
KD (at least in the way most do) I will be running a low KD also. -- Rascally Rabbit

Tripwire -- Nice to see you here. -- RR

Icelord -- The old war was great; here's to the latest one.  I just wish some of the
old-timers that you mentioned would come back also. -- RR

Icelord -- The Looney Toons you noted on turn 20, was, I believe, a different team
(note the spelling).  I first started here during Bloody Mary's undefeated run. -- RR

High Lord Bosk -- It has been along time since we last talked; nice to see you. -- RR

Crip -- Hope to see you at the FTF. -- RR

COL -- If the VC decide to step into the tussle between Firehawk and myself, then you
can count me in with y'all.  Otherwise I'd prefer to keep it between myself and
Firehawk, until he cries for help from his VC buddies. -- RR

Spatha -- Nothing like a good old fashioned upset.  Now it's time to decide if I
should go into the Inits tourney or not. -- General Purpose

Les Nayle -- We meet again.  I like this result significantly more than last time we
crossed paths. -- General Electric

Mani -- As with Purpose, nothing like a good old fashioned upset.  Of course, I'm not
pleased this time around. -- Psych Major

Faolan Ap Gryffyd -- Much better, and I really like both the north and south trains.
-- Commander Spud

The Icelord -- As always, well said. -- Polar Bear & Stormwatch

Vili -- Well done on taking the title!  You and High Lord Bosk bring pride and honor
to The Council. -- Polar Bear & Stormwatch

Tobias Hawkwind -- You sure are frail, but then all cartel criers are!  So far, I am
7-1 against the Crying cartel.  HA! -- Lord Protector Tigbasa

Crimson Zit -- Hiding? -- Stormwatch

Duelmaster Vili -- It is great and grand that you hold the title in glorious
Chimlevtal!  We salute you and High Lord Bosk on this accomplishment.  Well done. --
The Icelord, The Stormguards and Overlords

Lord Protector Tigbasa -- Congrats, mighty warrior!  Your record is most impressive!
The Criers will be glad you are gone since you kicked the snot out of so many of
them!  Hats off to you and Lady Polar Bear. -- The Icelord

High Lord Bosk -- It was MOST hussah to swill some ale and attend the Rush concert
with you, my brother!  The power trio was awesome!  What a great show.  (Hey, those
Texas ribs weren't too bad either!) -- The Icelord (If anyone has a chance to catch
Rush out there now on their 30th anniversary tour, you should; good stuff.)

Manager Darque -- Bring in about 10 more teams.  I yawn at your attempts to run me
out of town. -- The Icelord

Manager Dorque -- Be silent, you sniveling boot-licking lackey.  Continue to polish
my boots and speak not or I might just cut out your tongue, peon. -- Lord Protector

Ghab -- I noticed your downchallenge with Malice.  I normally could care less about
downchallenges, HOWEVER, you stated on the RT that a "downchallenge is ALWAYS
cowardly."  Did you mean "always, always" or "always, unless...."  You also attempted
to flame me on this topic.  If it is because of me that you now have justification to
downchallenge then I am glad to have changed your thinking and your codes.  Welcome
to the club, hypocrite.  Fire away. -- The Icelord

Imelda -- Like Goatgirl, you're pathetic! -- Damhain the Satyr

RTR -- The Crying Cartel bellow and blather but run like rats when confronted with a
blade.  I didn't see Crimson Zit or Jimblow this turn; did you already dump them in
the bay?  I know you'll make this a most interesting summer, harbinger.  Salute. --
The Icelord

The Council of Lords presents Chimlevtal History Facts:  On 7/1/88 turn #33:  The DM
was Nurse Fortune of Medicine Show.  CH REC LDR:  Nurse Fortune of Medicine Show.
UNCH REC LDR:  Headhunter of Violent Hommes.  POP LDR:  Tool of Rat Pak.  WEEK'S FAV:
Wolverine of Rat Pak.  CURRENT TOP TEAM:  Medicine Show.  #1 TEAM ON THE MOVE:  The
Canucks (49).  TOP CAREER HONORS-CH TEAM:  The Stormguards.  UNCH TEAM:  Violent
Hommes.  There were 30 listed teams.  The most popular style was LU with 12 fights.

Tigbasa -- Quite the impressive record!  Well done.  You've done the Council of Lords
proud! -- High Lord Bosk

The Icelord -- Was most great and grand seeing you and watching the Bards play for
our pleasure!  Hussah! -- High Lord Bosk

Mice Lord, Gerbil King -- First of all, nice warrior with "Damhain the Satyr."
Second, I wonder even if you know how to read since all you really are is a loser
lipped wench who can't even make a decent living in his/her own bar.  Go and get
"Ricky" to read the newsletters to you so that you now know I fight with the red and
white and black banner of "Vendett@ United."  Since the editors miss my p-ads most of
the time, I wonder how much that is costing your council of fools?  Back to the
facts, your data base of 800 enema warriors only makes each victory even sweeter to
me, knowing that I am going against such a machiavellian of the game.  I will make
sure that all the water will be dried off my ears, so that your armor will not rust
while I am butting you around your guildhouse.  By the way, your "fools" have five
stables here in my home arena.  Oh, I forgot about your newest "fooling" "Ricky".
Six to one that sound fair to me.  So blow smoke at someone else.  Bring it to the
sands, has been. -- Goat

RTR -- Sorry to read that you are even claiming any association with the council of
fools.  A sharpened pole with your name has been added to the field of sorrow.  As
for your purpose, I see you have not even claimed your stable, typical fooling
behavior.  Are you sure you even remember who you are?  By the way I am not involved
with the V.C. and fool's war anymore.  They are such easy marks I have decided to
nail them every chance I get. -- Goat

Vendett@United -- Pound the fools into the sand. -- Coup D 'Tat

Mendal Omshil -- One Hit's will was always a sticking point for me.  He was a blessed
"average" warrior who came to me with a 3 WL, which I made 9.  He was a classic dixie
cup slasher who I held onto too long due to his propensity for killing when he won.
His replacement made his sacrifice well worth it. -- Ghab/Assassin Nation

Terrible Two -- That was a terrible two minute bout for me.  I'll look out for you in
the future. -- Foreshadow

Why Not -- Ok, that makes it all five of my arena fights against warriors from your
stable.  The other teams are starting to get jealous! -- Tombstone

Wow, quite the purge of warriors graduating to ADM.  Congrats to all the graduates.
-- Ghab/Assassin Nation

Vili -- Expertly done!  What a great comeback after I got off to a strong start a
knockdown, you hung in there, got back on your feet and finished things. -- Inmar

Toledo -- I wasn't expecting that challenge.  I'll have to keep my eye on the
Sretsamleud guild. -- Rauni

General Purpose -- That kind of an upset gets me considered for the night fights. --

Psych Major -- I'm not sure how that happened. -- Mani

Skuld -- Well done.  I'll see you out on the sands. -- Horagalles

Icelord -- Salvatore writes the best fight scene in the biz.  You also need to check
out the Dark Elf trilogy.  Another writer I recommend is Sara Douglas.  Her Wayfarer
Redemption is the best trilogy I've read since Icewind Dale. -- Abraxis

All -- Sir Tristan is history!  I guess I need to work on Parry Strikers.  Any help
would be appreciated.  Thanks. -- Abraxis

Got Hammered -- You were ready for me, I see!  I like that in an opponent.  Along
with humility, poor aim, and so on.  But I wouldn't have minded if you had also been
ready to TEACH well.  I could use some more skills.  I really want to reach double-
digit wins, and they tell me skills will help with that. -- Norgen Pelh

Kirken Tournin -- Perhaps you'd have done better if the sun hadn't been so bright?  I
never thought before what a handicap that must be to a night hawk. -- Kambard Murh
P.S.  But I really appreciate the way you go around eating up fling insects.  Great
work, keep it up!

Uracca Evenstar -- I think you put up a good fight there, but I really wish they'd
print these fights with a larger, blacker typeface.... -- Mendal Omshil

General Electric -- When you hit me the first time, it was shocking.  When you hit me
the second time, it was re-volting. -- Les Nayle

Jarl Forkbeard -- More of a trident than a simple fork, if you ask me. -- Kolum Marod

Icelord -- I have been RSI gaming since '96 and I hold a completely different view
about Forgotten Realms than Abraxis.  If you are into useless details, increasing
turn cost and a horrible combat system, then Forgotten Realms is indeed your game.
But, if you are a serious war gamer, then Hyborian War is your best bet.  36
different countries, each with their own unique characters and troop types.  Turn
rates are fixed at 5.00, 7.00 or 9.00; no matter how much territory you acquire.  I
played for four years and ran countries like Pictland, Asgard, Aquilonia, Zamora,
Kusan, Vendhya (and more) to top ten finishes.  The only weakness in the system is
their rankings.  Some countries vault to first very easily and it is difficult to
dislodge them unless you attack them directly.  For example:  I was running Asgard
and had over 40 provinces, I was ranked in second.  The leader was Cimmeria (a friend
of mine) and he only had 17 or 18 provinces.  Instead of attacking him, I dropped.
But I'll admit I had over 200 Wolfraven Reavers ready to smash him at command.  Damn
my conscience! -- CFH
P.S.  The only reason I quit playing was because I couldn't be beat.  No competition.
That's why I play DM now.

Icelord -- Salvatore is indeed a fine writer.  No one describes melee combat like he
does.  I admit that Drizzt is a bad-ass, but Artemis Entreri is the man. -- CFH
P.S.  To really appreciate the character Drizzt Do'urdan, you must read the Dark Elf
P.P.S.  The "Death Gate cycle" by Hickman and Weiss is the best fantasy I have ever
read (7 books).  Check it out.  Blows their Dragonlance stuff away.

Firehawk -- Your flames were sooooo close, bro! -- CFH
P.S.  Maybe next year!
P.P.S.  Anyone but the Redwings!

Now we turn our attention to baseball.  Some of us get teams like the Blue-Jays
(sorry Brett), some of us get the Astros.  For those of you who like the ride on the
bandwagon, there's the Yankees. -- CFH
P.S.  Football is the sport of sports....  Go Cowboys!

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

SIR PELLEAS was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SIR TRISTAN was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
ASAENGIE was easily killed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
FRANK POOLE was assassinated by LIGHTBRINGER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
FRAGMENT was butchered by PREACHER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLISTER was defeated by KIRKEN TUORNIN in a 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
LUCKY 7 devastated VILI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title brawl.
TIGBASA overpowered TOBIAS HAWKWIND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
STIGMA OF STUPID devastated CALYPSO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
HELM HAMMERHAND vanquished GLENLIVET in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
RYU-KISHIN viciously subdued DIXIE SCUM in a dull 9 minute expert's Challenge fight.
DASKON was overpowered by MAGOG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
SUBOTAI overpowered MACHISMO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ZARENDARGAR demolished PARADOXE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
FLORID PSYCHO was devastated by SIR BREUNIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
TORNADO overpowered URACCA EVENSTAR in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
RUMPLESTILTSKIN was savagely defeated by COMMANDER SPUD in a 6 minute Challenge duel.
GENERAL ELECTRIC vanquished MENDAL OMSHIL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
SVEIN FORKBEARD was devastated by GOT HAMMERED in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
THE THING was beaten by BLOND MOMENT in a 1 minute Challenge match.
PSYCH MAJOR overpowered NORGEN PELH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SYLVESTER was defeated by ANDERS DIEMED in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
JARL FORKBEARD bested SKULD in a 4 minute Challenge bout.
SIR BARNABUS was overpowered by SALEM in a popular 3 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
PIMPZILLA was handily defeated by AI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
FERNANDO was bested by VALKYRIE in a popular 5 minute novice's Challenge bout.
IMELDA defeated FORESHADOW in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
SGIAN DUBH was executed by WHY NOT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
JOPPA was overpowered by WULFGAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
TAZ was vanquished by DAMHAIN THE SATYR in a 3 minute gruesome uneven Challenge bout.
TRASHIUS was overpowered by BUSTER BUNNY in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
POPCORN KERNEL handily defeated DROKK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
OBAN was overpowered by VOMITO in a 1 minute uneven fight.
INMAR overcame TALISKER in a exciting 3 minute gory veteran's fight.
CHERRY 2000 overpowered REZOS THE THRACIAN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LAPHROAIG beat PANTERO in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's fray.
NAPULAK won victory over GENERAL PURPOSE in a exciting 6 minute mismatched fight.
MALICE was subdued by GREYSCALES in a action packed 4 minute veteran's struggle.
ABYSSINIAN luckily beat LAGAVULIN in a 3 minute veteran's match.
PLOTINUS was overcome by SPATHA in a 2 minute match.
DEE-DEE vanquished KAMBARD MURH in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
TOLEDO was overpowered by RAUNI in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
LES NAYLE unbelievably bested IT FELT GOOD in a exciting 3 minute gory duel.
MANI demolished HARALD FAIRHAIR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven duel.
CALLEIGHT demolished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
DISOBEDIENCE handily defeated BLUE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
FAOLAN AP GRYFFYDD killed TOMBSTONE in a 2 minute competition.
RYUU DRAGONMASTER handily defeated COL. KA DA FEE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
HORAGALLES savagely defeated NOISEY KRICKET in a 2 minute brutal fight.
BARTOFELES overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
WAS DRUNK luckily beat TWISTED in a 2 minute fray.
ENDOR savagely defeated MANN E QUIN in a exciting 5 minute beginner's competition.
TORAST was viciously subdued by TIPS RICO in a 2 minute brutal novice's bout.
UYR DEMONSBANE outlasted DONNA TELLO in a 9 minute bloody amateur's bout.
NOREIGA was viciously subdued by ARYXIMARAKI in a 1 minute brutal amateur's match.
KOLUM MAROD was demolished by ANNA BOLIC in a 1 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
PHIL HARMONIC demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
GREG ARIOUS viciously subdued SCOURGE in a crowd boring 5 minute bloody novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 24         TOTAL PARRY       99 -  71 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         AIMED BLOW        32 -  29 -  2      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         STRIKING ATTACK  101 -  94 -  8      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         WALL OF STEEL     37 -  40 -  5      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                    10         PARRY-STRIKE      48 -  54 -  3      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         BASHING ATTACK    45 -  51 -  4      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         LUNGING ATTACK    81 -  96 -  6      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  19 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   42 -  55 -  5      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  31 -  0      26  |

Turn 241 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         6 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        9 -  6     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK   14 - 10     LUNGING ATTACK     5 - 10         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  5     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  6         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     6 -  6     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LUCKY 7 4895               15   8  0  132 NUMBERS GAME (403)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHERRY 2000 4994           13   6  0  105 NUMBERS GAME (403)
STRIKING ATTACK  VOMITO 4840                20   8  0  104 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
PARRY-STRIKE     INMAR 4388                 16  14  0  102 SOL INVICTUS (469)
TOTAL PARRY      DIXIE SCUM 2958            24  13  0  101 LOONY TOONS (206)
PARRY-LUNGE      CALYPSO 5286                8   6  0   98 SRETSAMLEUD (553)
AIMED BLOW       RYU-KISHIN 5033            13   5  0   94 OVERLORDS (509)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAUNI 5035                 10   7  0   63 SOL INVICTUS (469)
WALL OF STEEL    SPATHA 4996                13   7  2   60 SOL INVICTUS (469)
BASHING ATTACK   TORNADO 5292                8   5  0   60 SRETSAMLEUD (553)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OBAN 4530.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
COMMANDER SPUD 5149.  The ten other most popular fighters were GENERAL PURPOSE 5124, 
5266, TORNADO 5292, IMELDA 5265, and PANTERO 5300.

The least popular fighter this week was DIXIE SCUM 2958.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DONNA TELLO 4964, GREG ARIOUS 4962, RYU-KISHIN 5033, SCOURGE 5360, 
KOLUM MAROD 5344, NOREIGA 5340, TORAST 5269, MANN E QUIN 4963, COL. KA DA FEE 5132, 
and BLUE 4852.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DIXIE SCUM (31-2958) LOONY TOONS (206)

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

TIGBASA (31-4868) STORMWATCH (440)