DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/03/2004    Duedate: 06/16/2004

NIYTYOLE ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-471

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LUCKY LADY HAMMER
CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
(33-7043) [15-13-1,82]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LUCKY LADY HAMMER              LIONESS
CASINO HAMMERZ (576)           DARK TOADS II (598)
(33-7043) [15-13-1,82]         (33-7222) [3-0-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HEY, ZEUS!                     HEY, ZEUS!
WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)         WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
(33-7068) [14-13-0,76]         (33-7068) [14-13-0,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FOOD FIGHT (10)             58
2. DARK TOADS II (598)         35      CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
3. CHAOTICDISORDER (585)       19      Unchartered Team
4. JOYS OF BOOZE (556)          7
5. BLITZKRIEG (597)             7      BLITZKRIEG (597)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 COLGATE DAYS (594)        10   7  1 58.8   1/ 2 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      8  7 0
 2- 3 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)    116  92 12 55.8   2/ 8 FOOD FIGHT (10)           7  3 0
 3/ 4 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      88  75 13 54.0   3/ 3 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)       6  3 0
 4- 5 SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)  85  76  2 52.8   4/ 1 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)    6  8 0
 5- 6 VEGGIES (435)            162 146 11 52.6   5/ 9*BLITZKRIEG (597)          4  4 1
 6/ 7 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)      138 127  4 52.1   6- 5 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     3  1 0
 7/ 9 FOOD FIGHT (10)          153 147  5 51.0   7- 6 SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)  3  1 0
 8/ 8 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)   146 145  4 50.2   8/ 0*DARK TOADS II (598)       2  0 0
 9/12*BLITZKRIEG (597)           4   4  1 50.0   9- 4 LA JOYEUX COCHON (560)    2  3 0
10/ 0*DARK TOADS II (598)        4   4  0 50.0  10-10 COLGATE DAYS (594)        1  0 0
11-10 LA JOYEUX COCHON (560)    36  37  2 49.3  11-12 VEGGIES (435)             0  3 0
12-13*HITCHCOCKIAN (570)         2   3  0 40.0  12/ 0*CHAOTICDISORDER (585)     0  3 0
13/ 0*CHAOTICDISORDER (585)      1   6  0 14.3  13-13*HITCHCOCKIAN (570)        0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

HAMMER RUN for the ROLLUPS ROLL CALL Round by Round Recognition

P-ad Approved Style Masters Listings "Be Bold! Wager Gold!"

(P-ad declarations in parenthesis) [Manager name/Stable name in brackets]

Rippers
     01.  Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
     02.  W. (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]
Lungers
     01.  Roulette Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] Died T-461
     02.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]
     03.  Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
Strikers
     01.  Poker Face Hammer (T-441) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] Died T-462
     02.  Athena (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men] Died at the April Mailer
          2003 Rookies Tourney
     03.  Black Jack Hammer (T-443) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] Died at the October
          Mailer 2003 Adepts Tourney
     04.  Tommy Lee (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-448 DA
     05.  Poc (T-447) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] Died T-451
     06.  Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
Pikers
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]
     02.  Men (T-444) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] Died T-447
     03.  Canadian II (T-450) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] Died T-450 DA
     04.  Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battallion]
     05.  Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
Slashers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-469
     01.  WINNER T-469 Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] WINNER T-469
     02.  Spryte (T-444) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]
     03.  Black Margot (T-452) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall] Died T-461 DA
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     02.  Larry Flint (T-445) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-448 DA
     03.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]
     04.  Heretic Barbeque (T-448) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] Died T-450
     05.  Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
Plungers
     01.  Tim Allen (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-453
     02.  Coolhand Luke (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-446
     03.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]
     04.  Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
Bashers
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battallion]
     03.  Canadian (T-449) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] Died T-449 DA
     04.  Firsttime Felon (T-450) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] Died T-462 DA
     05.  Gotta Schtick (T-451) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] Died T-455 DA
Wastes
     01.  Shocktart (T-449) [Distorted/Willy Wonka Inc.] Died T-452
     02.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battallion]
Aimers
     01. Arnold Z. (T-452/HAL did not print P-ad from T-451) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] Died T-454
     03.  Hamton (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battallion] Died T-462
     04.  Porkey LR (T-463)  [Kellog/Pig Battallion]

Attention:  Distorted/Willie Wonka Inc. and all other managers/stables!  Hammer Run
is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY. Slugworth is a 14-11-0 Striker and Mike TV is
an 8-5-1 Lunger (when declared in the P-ads); therefore, neither of these warriors
qualify as contestants in the Hammer Run as announced in the P-ads for T-444.

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

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

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

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Wow, how pathetic was that?  Guess that makes me queen of the pigs as well as
"DIIM."  Keep my throne warm for me until I get back.

                                        Askelia

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in NIYTYOLE ISLAND this turn, and 
let's start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as WHEN DOGMA FAILS is pushed out of top team by CASINO HAMMERZ, who came 
from 2nd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for LA JOYEUX COCHON, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 5 
into 9th.  FOOD FIGHT stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 into a 6 space move up 
the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, 
LIONESS fought SNARF! and gained 22 points and contributed to DARK TOADS II's 2-0-0.  
SNARF! has lost to LIONESS, falling 17 points, while helping make WHEN DOGMA FAILS a 
1-3-0 turn.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, KID REDO has lost 
the title of Duelmaster.  And all eyes were on LUCKY LADY HAMMER this turn as she 
ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  NIYTYOLE ISLAND has a new victor!  Can someone 
confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at 
The Don't Drop Inn until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  WHEN DOGMA FAILS has cause to stand 
tall, as they were NIYTYOLE ISLAND's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this 
is a team to beat.  And avoiding WHEN DOGMA FAILS more than any other team we find 
FOOD FIGHT.  NIYTYOLE ISLAND, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  
Well, sports fans, take notice that MAVERICK HAMMER from CASINO HAMMERZ was NIYTYOLE 
ISLAND's most challenged warrior this turn.  PASTA LA VISTA from FOOD FIGHT took a 
risk this turn by bravely challenging up 28 points in a challenge against OLD 
MILLWATER.  And now nobody knows where OLD MILLWATER is right now, after giving PASTA 
LA VISTA 19 points worth of recognition.  As quiet chuckles rise behind me.  In a 
brave attempt, PUERCO PIBIL from FOOD FIGHT challenged up 20 points to fight COOL 
HAND HAMMER from the CASINO HAMMERZ stable.  PUERCO PIBIL perhaps got its just 
desserts, seeing as it subdued COOL HAND HAMMER and ended up with 26 recognition 
points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in NIYTYOLE ISLAND and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043       15  13  1    82       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ASKELIA 6510                 10   5  1   102       LA JOYEUX COCHON (560)
-KID REDO 6899                11   7  3    94       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CATLOW 6990                  14   7  1    87       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-GRUDGEBRINGER 6999           16  18  1    81       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
-CLINCH 7133                   8   2  1    77       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 HEY, ZEUS! 7068              14  13  0    76       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 IRON CHEF 6925               11   5  0    71       FOOD FIGHT (10)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAROLD O'DOOM 7176            8   6  1    65       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 BEER BELLY 7127               8   2  0    58       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
-SUPERIOROIREPUS 6922          7   1  0    58       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
 STUPOR 7094                  11  16  0    57       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARTMAN 7161                  9   7  1    55       COLGATE DAYS (594)
 LIONESS 7222                  3   0  0    55       DARK TOADS II (598)
-SUPERIOR BAGGINS 6968         5   3  0    47       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
-CLOTHILDE 6702                6   3  0    45       LA JOYEUX COCHON (560)
-LONIGAN 7022                  8  12  1    43       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-SUKEENA 6701                  4   5  0    43       LA JOYEUX COCHON (560)
-<B>SUPERIOR</B> 7018          4   1  0    43       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
 OLD MILLWATER 7173            7   3  0    34       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNARF! 7227                   6   2  0    32       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
-NINKA 6652                    5   6  0    30       LA JOYEUX COCHON (560)
 STONE FACE HAMMER 7245        5   2  0    30       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-KATI ANCHO 6752               4   3  0    30       LA JOYEUX COCHON (560)
 PUERCO PIBIL 7258             2   0  0    26       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 PASTA LA VISTA 7256           2   0  0    24       FOOD FIGHT (10)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWILL 7187                    4   2  0    23       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 BLUFFING HAMMER 7244          4   3  0    21       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 THUMP IT 7260                 1   1  0    21       WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
 CHAN 7202                     2   0  1    20       BLITZKRIEG (597)
-H 6924                        4   4  0    19       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
 COOL HAND HAMMER 7243         4   3  0    15       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 JAGUAR 7205                   1   2  0    15       DARK TOADS II (598)
 AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042            1   2  0    15       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 BOOMER 7198                   1   1  0    14       BLITZKRIEG (597)
 DEMONICHELLION 7038           0   2  0    14       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 MAVERICK HAMMER 7242          3   4  0    13       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-PSYCHO 6666                   2   2  0    13       HITCHCOCKIAN (570)
-SWEET PEA 7235                1   4  0    13       VEGGIES (435)
-SUPERIOR TOAD 7019            2   0  0    10       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
-DAVE GAGNON 7158              1   0  0     7       COLGATE DAYS (594)
 BOMBAY 7201                   1   1  0     7       BLITZKRIEG (597)
 WRECHEDMISERY 7255            0   1  0     5       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
-VERTIGO 6667                  0   1  0     1       HITCHCOCKIAN (570)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FISHY 7261             0  1 0 FOOD FIGHT 10         STONE GOLEM 246       471 NONE    
DA SPINS 7011         12 11 1 JOYS OF BOOZE 556     GRUDGEBRINGER 6999    468         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Prophet -- Congratulations for Winning the Slasher category of the Hammer Run with
your recent graduate, Light Da' Pyre!  Receiving newsletters overseas has been
sporadic and not all of my newsletters have arrived.  However, I do have the T-469
newsletter confirming your Victory in the Hammer Run Slasher category!  Am sending a
bank draft to RSI for my acct and have requested that $25 of the amount be used to
purchase 5 New Team Rollup Certificates to be Forwarded to Prophet, manager of When
Dogma Fails (566) in DM 33.  The way mail runs from Qatar to the States and then RSI
forwarding the New Rollup Gift Certificates, please allow about 4 to 6 weeks for
their arrival to your mailing address from the time you read this P-ad online or read
it in your DM 33 T-471 newsletter!  Hopefully you can receive your New Team Rollups
in time for the Summer Facer!  That is the Best I can do since I am currently living
overseas! Congratulations Again! -- Hammer
P.S.  Send a stable over to DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest and give Kellog a run
for his money over in Illis Arena!

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FISHY was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
IRON CHEF devastated STUPOR in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge duel.
THUMP IT demolished MAVERICK HAMMER in a 3 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PUERCO PIBIL devastated COOL HAND HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
PASTA LA VISTA outlasted OLD MILLWATER in a 12 minute Challenge match.
BOMBAY was devastated by STONE FACE HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
HEY, ZEUS! was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute expert's fight.
LUCKY LADY HAMMER won victory over HAROLD O'DOOM in a 1 minute Title duel.
SNARF! was overpowered by LIONESS in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
BEER BELLY savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute expert vs. novice match.
SWILL savagely defeated AMORPHOUSBLOB in a 4 minute bloody competition.
BLUFFING HAMMER slimly won victory over CULT MEMBER in a 3 minute battle.
DEMONICHELLION was demolished by JAGUAR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
CHAN handily defeated WRECHEDMISERY in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
BOOMER vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  11 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         TOTAL PARRY       36 -  24 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  17 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  22 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  36 -  1      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  13 -  1      35  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   7 -  1      30  |

Turn 471 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LUCKY LADY HAMMER 7043     15  13  1   82 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
LUNGING ATTACK   HEY, ZEUS! 7068            14  13  0   76 WHEN DOGMA FAILS (566)
WALL OF STEEL    IRON CHEF 6925             11   5  0   71 FOOD FIGHT (10)
BASHING ATTACK   BEER BELLY 7127             8   2  0   58 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
STRIKING ATTACK  LIONESS 7222                3   0  0   55 DARK TOADS II (598)
TOTAL PARRY      OLD MILLWATER 7173          7   3  0   34 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HEY, ZEUS! 7068.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HEY, ZEUS! 7068.  The ten other most popular fighters were BEER BELLY 7127, IRON 
CHEF 6925, LIONESS 7222, FISHY 7261, THUMP IT 7260, STONE FACE HAMMER 7245, LUCKY 
LADY HAMMER 7043, JAGUAR 7205, CHAN 7202, and BOOMER 7198.

The least popular fighter this week was OLD MILLWATER 7173.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PASTA LA VISTA 7256, AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042, MAVERICK HAMMER 7242, 
WRECHEDMISERY 7255, DEMONICHELLION 7038, HAROLD O'DOOM 7176, BOMBAY 7201, COOL HAND 
HAMMER 7243, BLUFFING HAMMER 7244, and SWILL 7187.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALICE 2888 (132-89-4)                 11  3  0         ALICE'S RESTAURANT   
CHESHIRE CAT 3036 (159-70-4)           7  3  0         ALICE'S RESTAURANT   
BLACK DOG 3207 (148-89-2)              2  3  0         THE TIDE             

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MILQUETOAST 5313 (70-47-2)             4  3  0         BLOOM COUNTY         
URBANE ELF 2253 (73-41-0)              2  3  0         THE INEPTS           
ZONKER 4337 (74-50-0)                  2  3  0         SNOTZI'S II          

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALI GATOR 5584 (31-38-1)               2  3  0         DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO  
LORD LIGHTSPEED 2928 (36-28-3)         1  3  0         LUROCIANS II         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LADY EMILY 6626 (24-15-1)              6  3  0         LUROCIANS II         
PICKY URCHIN 3152 (26-12-0)            5  3  0         THE INEPTS           
LEMON DROP 6685 (30-28-0)              4  3  0         JOYS OF BOOZE        
SPAZZ 6207 (39-35-0)                   2  3  0         SNOTZI'S II          
W.T. POOH 4430 (62-48-0)               2  3  0         SNOTZI'S II          
BLUE 5776 (22-15-1)                    1  3  0         BLADES OF GRASS      

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IMNOTA GOD 4801 (27-12-0)              6  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 1F   
NO CHASER 6490 (26-20-0)               4  3  0         JOYS OF BOOZE        
FELIX POTVIN 6561 (16-8-0)             3  3  0         LA STARS             
DRY KEG 6679 (22-36-0)                 1  3  0         JOYS OF BOOZE        
SQUEEZE CHEESE 1302 (25-27-0)          0  2  0         FOOD FIGHT           

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LINK HOGTHROB 5358 (17-9-0)            8  3  1         INTERSTELLAR PORK    
SHOES 4204 (7-4-0)                     4  3  0         THINGS THAT STINK    
KEOKOTAH 6471 (17-11-2)                3  3  0         SACKETT'S & CO.      
PUT OUT THE CAT 6793 (22-9-1)          3  3  0         PETS ON FIRE         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CATLOW 6990 (13-6-1)                   1  3  0         SACKETT'S & CO.      
DA SPINS 7011 (12-10-1)                1  3  0         JOYS OF BOOZE        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CLINCH 7133 (7-2-1)                    5  3  0         SACKETT'S & CO.      
IRON CHEF 6925 (10-4-0)                4  3  0         FOOD FIGHT           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LIONESS 7222 (2-0-0)                   8  3  0         DARK TOADS II        
TIGRESS 7216 (0-1-0)                   2  1  0  DEAD   DARK TOADS II        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SWILL 7187 (2-2-0)                     4  3  0         FOOD FIGHT           
DEMONICHELLION 7038 (0-1-0)            3  3  0         CHAOTICDISORDER      
SNARF! 7227 (3-1-0)                    3  3  0         WHEN DOGMA FAILS     
AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042 (1-1-0)             2  3  0         CHAOTICDISORDER      
PUMPKIN 6973 (3-1-0)                   2  3  0         VEGGIES              

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOOMER 7198 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         BLITZKRIEG           
CHAN 7202 (0-0-0)                      1  3  0         BLITZKRIEG           
CORN PONE 7236 (0-0-0)                 1  3  0         VEGGIES              
VICTORIA BLACKHART 7192 (0-0-0)        1  3  0         SUICIDAL MANIA       

ELIGIBLES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SPUD 5159 (48-24-0)                    1  3  0         VEGGIES              

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BEER GOGGLES 6819 (26-24-1)            1  3  0         JOYS OF BOOZE        
LORD FIREFLASH 2966 (29-31-0)          0  3  0         LUROCIANS II         

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRUDGEBRINGER 6999 (15-16-0)           1  3  0         WHEN DOGMA FAILS     

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ASKELIA 6510 (8-5-1)                   1  3  0         LA JOYEUX COCHON     
HEY, ZEUS! 7068 (13-10-0)              0  3  0         WHEN DOGMA FAILS     

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BEER BELLY 7127 (5-1-0)                1  3  0         JOYS OF BOOZE        
TESSAI 6004 (5-2-0)                    1  3  0         DEVILS OF KIMON      

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HAROLD O'DOOM 7176 (6-4-1)             3  3  1         WHEN DOGMA FAILS     
OLD MILLWATER 7173 (4-2-0)             1  3  0         JOYS OF BOOZE        

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SWEET PEA 7235 (1-2-0)                 2  3  0         VEGGIES              

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUCCOTASH 7253 (0-0-0)                 4  3  0         VEGGIES              
SATAN KLAWS 7191 (0-0-0)               0  3  0         SUICIDAL MANIA       
WRECHEDMISERY 7255 (0-0-0)             0  3  0         CHAOTICDISORDER