Date   : 05/19/2004    Duedate: 06/01/2004


DM-32    TURN-472

This Weeks Top Honors


(32-4116) [10-2-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BUFFY'S DINER (346)            BLITZKRIEG II (354)
(32-4051) [11-0-0,121]         (32-4135) [4-0-0,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          BUFFY'S DINER (346)
(32-3852) [19-13-1,88]         (32-4051) [11-0-0,121]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        43
2. BLITZKRIEG II (354)         41      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. CALL THE PRIEST (344)        6      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)        3
5. BUFFY'S DINER (346)          3      BLITZKRIEG II (354)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      48  17  6 73.8   1/ 3 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      9  3 2
 2/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     63  33  4 65.6   2/ 2 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   8  6 0
 3/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    734 431 39 63.0   3/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     8  7 1
 4/ 4*BLITZKRIEG II (354)       12   8  0 60.0   4/ 4*BLITZKRIEG II (354)       4  1 0
 5/ 0 BUFFY'S DINER (346)       28  21  0 57.1   5/ 5 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     3  2 0
 6/ 5 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  288 418 10 40.8   6/ 0 BUFFY'S DINER (346)       1  0 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Citizen's of Arvat.  I bid you all greetings.  I have achieved my first title of 
Duelmaster by defeating the mighty Dieter Kwan.  It was a good match but I was just 
too much for old Dieter. It is such an honor to take the title against one of the 
Devil Advocates.  They are one of Alastari's greatest all time teams (or so I've been 
told).  It truly is an honor.  Unfortunately, I have to run now.  I have to keep my 
training up if I'm to be here again next week.  Here's my manager.

Your Duelmaster,


     All I can say is WOW!  I always thought that Stylish was good enough to be 
Duelmaster one day I just never thought it would be so soon.  I guess I shouldn't be 
too surprised though.  Ever since Stylish first set a foot on the sands he has amazed 
me.  I'm hoping that the amazement continues throughout his career.

     Challenges this coming turn is May Fistafoles.  She has been around an awfully 
long time so she deserves a shot.  Another reason why is because the Devil Advocates 
have one of, if not the most impressive regular arena record that I have ever seen.  
It is so impressive that I did a little research.  Of the active regular arena teams 
in all of Alastari with 700+ wins the Devil Advocates have the highest winning %.  We 
are among legends here people.  The fact that my warrior beat one of their warriors 
makes me extremely proud.  Here are the active members of the 700 Club.

Team Name         Arena     Wins      Losses    Kills     Winning Percentage

Animal Farm       DM-11     882       527       32        62.6
Bulldogs          DM-11     718       574       25        55.6
Dreamers          DM-12     919       969       82        48.7
Thundr + Litening DM-18     956       830      121        53.5
Center for Olds   DM-18     793       778       50        50.5
Devil Advocates   DM-32     732       428       39        63.1
Deathtongue       DM-46    1026       740       55        58.1
Wild Cards        DM-60     707       642       27        52.4

Any team that can be mentioned among these great teams is indeed legendary.

Well, I've rambled enough.  We hope to see you all here next week.


the Trainer

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ARVAT games.  Former top team DEVIL ADVOCATES was 
unseated this week as SARATOGA GLORY moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-1-1 record for the round.  My praise to BLITZKRIEG II for their 4-1-0 week 
this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  
TRADEMARK caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully 
bested DIETER KWAN and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of the week's 
more notable duels, TRADEMARK put down DIETER KWAN, causing him to lose 13 points of 
recognition in the process.  As is fitting, the most sought after warrior on the 
challenge boards this week was none other than Duelmaster STYLISH himself.  Most 
watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on MAY FISTAFOLES as she bore arms 
against the challenge of reigning Duelmaster STYLISH.  Not for nothing has STYLISH in 
the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat 
skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained 
their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ARVAT "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  ARVAT, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names 
of thy guilds is CALL THE PRIEST, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly 
duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding CALL THE PRIEST.  Indeed it was DEVIL ADVOCATES.  I 
can not but mention with disdain the name of ARGONAUT who this week posted a 
challenge to a warrior a full 9 points below in the rankings.  I thought ARGONAUT 
showed great skill and promise when he beat KILLING MACHINE.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  I must report the passing of LEVEE 
LOAFER, veteran of many duels.  5-4-0 final record His was not illustrious--but death 
plays no favorites.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ARVAT.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 STYLISH 4116                 10   2  1   115       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STARBREAKER 4039             14   2  1   142       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 PICKLED PIGSKIN 4051         11   0  0   121       BUFFY'S DINER (346)
 PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029        11   6  1   104       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRADEMARK 4114               10   2  1    90       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 MAY FISTAFOLES 3852          19  13  1    88       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 LIL ETH 4093                 14   5  2    84       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 TIA M. ATT 4095              11   7  3    82       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 SOLAR MAN 4115                9   5  1    82       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIETER KWAN 4092             13   7  0    66       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 BASKERVOLE 4071              10  27  0    61       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 ARGONAUT 4135                 4   0  0    58       BLITZKRIEG II (354)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRETTY WILD 4113             11   3  1    53       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-MISS AMERICAN PIE 4058        4   0  0    50       BUFFY'S DINER (346)
-EDIBLE UNDIES 4052            4   3  0    34       BUFFY'S DINER (346)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAVORY 4143                   2   0  1    33       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 KILLING MACHINE 4139          4   2  0    32       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 TAD DEVILLE 4140              6   1  0    31       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 LOGGERHEAD 4133               2   2  0    28       BLITZKRIEG II (354)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAUTILUS 4134                 3   1  0    23       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 DAHLGREN 4132                 2   2  0    23       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 DESERT FOX 4131               1   3  0    22       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 TASSALTER 4112                3  11  0    21       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 BOATMAN KU 4130               4   5  1    18       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LEVEE LOAFER 4129      5  4 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 SAVORY 4143           472         
SILVER MINNOW 4128     4  7 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 PRETTY WILD 4113      471         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja & Fisherman's Wharf -- Pretty Wild feels terribly about the loss of your 

warrior.  The kill was not intended.  We have enjoyed the many duels with your 
stable.  Unfortunately these things do happen.  Again, we are sorry. -- the Trainer 
for Saratoga Glory

the Ghost of Silver Minnow -- I greatly apologize for killing you.  It was not my 
intent.  I enjoyed our previous fights.  You were a most worthy opponent.  May you 
rest in the afterlife. -- Pretty Wild

Baskervole -- Sorry but you were the only one that I knew I could challenge.  Thanks 
for the skills though. -- Trademark

Tia M. Att --  That was one HECK of a fight!!!  Great job.  I'm sure we'll meet 
again. -- Solar Man

Dieter Kwan -- Not only am I the coolest Duelmaster that Arvat has ever seen but I'm 
also a prophet. -- Stylish

Convicted Thief -- Just consider yourself lucky.  I should have killed you. -- Savory

Destitute Noble -- My warriors can hold their own against all comers.  Once my 
warriors finally close that FE advantage that both you and the Dark One have over my 
warriors we'll have a much more even playing field. -- the Trainer

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
     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?]

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAVORY butchered LEVEE LOAFER in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
STYLISH handily defeated MAY FISTAFOLES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title match.
ARGONAUT vanquished KILLING MACHINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
TAD DEVILLE defeated TASSALTER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SOLAR MAN was demolished by PRIVATE PROPERTY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PICKLED PIGSKIN viciously subdued TIA M. ATT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
DIETER KWAN was devastated by TRADEMARK in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
LIL ETH slimly won victory over KHALHUMS DWARF in a 4 minute gruesome duel.
BASKERVOLE vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
PRETTY WILD overpowered DAHLGREN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BOATMAN KU was overcome by DESERT FOX in a 2 minute bout.
NAUTILUS overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LOGGERHEAD devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   2 -  1      86  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     21 -   8 -  2      72  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         AIMED BLOW        13 -   5 -  1      72  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  13 -  0      32  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   9 -  0      18  |

Turn 472 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   STYLISH 4116               10   2  1  115 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRADEMARK 4114             10   2  1   90 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
PARRY-LUNGE      MAY FISTAFOLES 3852        19  13  1   88 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
WALL OF STEEL    LIL ETH 4093               14   5  2   84 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLAR MAN 4115              9   5  1   82 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MAY FISTAFOLES 3852.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PICKLED PIGSKIN 4051.  The ten other most popular fighters were SAVORY 4143, 

The least popular fighter this week was DAHLGREN 4132.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TIA M. ATT 4095, SOLAR MAN 4115, KILLING MACHINE 4139, MAY FISTAFOLES 
4134, and DESERT FOX 4131.