DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/29/2005    Duedate: 10/12/2005

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-492

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NIKITA
BABES (416)
(36-6639) [8-2-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NIKITA                         POSITION IS EMPTY
BABES (416)                    
(36-6639) [8-2-1,110]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SCALP HUNTER                   RAEM
WARRIOR'S (580)                WAY OF THE SWORD C4 (521)
(36-6748) [10-6-0,66]          (36-5956) [7-2-1,70]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ABSTRACT (415)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOUSE OF CAIN (593)         34
2. SPACE WOLVES (523)          28WAY OF THE SWORD C4 (521)
3. BLITZKRIEG (271)            21      Unchartered Team
4. BABES (416)                 16
5. SONS OF LYCAON (594)        16      ABSTRACT (415)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ARGONAUTS (585)           19   9  0 67.9   1/ 6*ABSTRACT (415)            7  3 2
 2- 2 REVELATION (543)         155 100  8 60.8   2/ 3 LEGENDARY BASTARDS (259)  7  5 1
 3- 5 ACT OF MALICE (257)       88  69  9 56.1   3/ 9 SPACE WOLVES (523)        7  8 1
 4/ 7 WAY OF THE SWORD C (521)  18  15  2 54.5   4/ 1 KAMIKAZI (533)            7  8 0
 5- 6 THE DREAMING (529)        80  70  5 53.3   5/10 ILL INVADERS (7)          6  8 0
 6/ 4*ABSTRACT (415)             8   7  2 53.3   6/ 2 PORTAL (578)              6  9 0
 7- 8 5440 OR FIGHT! (336)     257 227 37 53.1   7- 8 HELTER SKELTER (256)      5  5 0
 8/ 9 BLITZKRIEG (271)         205 185 15 52.6   8/ 5 THE FALLEN (524)          5 10 0
 9/11 LEGENDARY BASTARDS (259) 336 313 26 51.8   9- 7 KARNIVORZ (455)           4  0 0
10-10 HELTER SKELTER (256)     557 521 33 51.7  10-11 THE DREAMING (529)        4  1 0
11/13 BABES (416)              241 232 10 51.0  11/26 BLITZKRIEG (271)          4  4 0
12/12 KAMIKAZI (533)           108 105  7 50.7  12- 4 5440 OR FIGHT! (336)      4  5 0
13-15 FLORIDA SURF (297)        79  80  4 49.7  13/13 WARRIOR'S (580)           4  9 1
14-16*SWORD SAINTS (583)         8   9  0 47.1  14-15 REVELATION (543)          3  1 0
15-18 KARNIVORZ (455)           28  33  1 45.9  15/19 WAY OF THE SWORD C (521)  3  2 0
16-19*MALIGNANT (553)           15  19  3 44.1  16-12*MALIGNANT (553)           3  2 0
17/21 SPACE WOLVES (523)        44  57  3 43.6  17-16*ARGONAUTS (585)           3  2 0
18/20 THE FALLEN (524)         101 134  6 43.0  18/22*SONS OF LYCAON (594)      3  8 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/25 ILL INVADERS (7)          22  30  0 42.3  19/17 BABES (416)               2  2 1
20-23 THE CLOWNS (565)          27  40  7 40.3  20/20 SCARRY TEAM (325)         2  4 0
21/26 SCARRY TEAM (325)        156 238  4 39.6  21-21*OUTLAW NATION (569)       2  6 0
22/22 PORTAL (578)              29  45  1 39.2  22/23*HOUSE OF CAIN (593)       2 12 0
23/24 WARRIOR'S (580)           30  48  1 38.5  23-25 ACT OF MALICE (257)       1  0 0
24-27*SEA DOGS (545)            14  23  1 37.8  24-27*SEA DOGS (545)            1  4 0
25-28*OUTLAW NATION (569)        2   6  0 25.0  25-30*TWILIGHT DAZE (592)       0  5 0
26/29*HOUSE OF CAIN (593)        4  16  0 20.0  26-29 THE CLOWNS (565)          0  2 0
27/30*SONS OF LYCAON (594)       3  12  0 20.0  27-18*SWORD SAINTS (583)        0  2 0
28/ 0*MUNCHKIN LORDS (91)        1   5  0 16.7  28-31 FLORIDA SURF (297)        0  1 0
29-31*TWILIGHT DAZE (592)        0   5  0  0.0  29/ 0*MUNCHKIN LORDS (91)       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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 528): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 412): MELLITA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 536): BLACK WIDOW of MISTRESS 4 XMAS (Angus, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 532): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 535): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 531): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 527): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 517): WOMAN AT THE WELL of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 516): BAUMGARTEN of I MAGI (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 490): FRANKENSLOSH of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 480): GUHULONG of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 212): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 469): OSTMAN of WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 417): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 199): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 367): DOC FELLE of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 410): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 528): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 412): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 536): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 532): HARMONY (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 535): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 531): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 527): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 517): NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 516): BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 490): KAMIKAZI (Nemesis, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 480): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 212): LITERATI (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 469): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 417): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 199): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 367): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 410): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 531): CYCLONE of FURY'S EDGE (Fury, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
               (turn 530): THE IMPECCABLE PIG of JUST DON'T CARE (The Muffin Man)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 526): QUADRICEPS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           IVAN MASHMINAPLP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 517): WOMAN AT THE WELL of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                            SINDARION of UNTOUCHABLES (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 516): BAUMGARTEN of I MAGI (Street Legal, mgr.)
               (turn 515): HORNS of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 479): DINGIL BILL of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 416): FISTS OF FURY of RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 198): FRED WEASLEY of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly JHANS games.  Former top team KAMIKAZI was unseated 
this week as ABSTRACT moved up from 6th ranking to take the top spot with a 2-3-0 
record for the round.  The proverbial rising comet can only hope to compare with 
BLITZKRIEG's team record!  A 3-1-0 week and now a firm grasp on a 11th place ranking. 
There were bitter words at SWORD SAINTS' guildhouse after a 0-0-0 showing this week 
which dropped the stable into 27th.  Dark Arena anyone?  My praise to ILL INVADERS 
for their 3-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round 
deserving of notice!  NIKITA caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
she skillfully bested AYLA SECURA and was awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one 
of the week's more notable duels, NIKITA put down AYLA SECURA, causing her to lose 16 
points of recognition in the process.  Due to its absence and inability to defend the 
throne, FRANKENSLOSH has lost the title of Duelmaster.  This time victory fell to the 
grasp of the usurper.  All hail NIKITA, Duelmaster of JHANS!  Heed this!  A seer has 
warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just 
remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city JHANS.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  KAMIKAZI is feared.  This much I can say.  Methinks more 
than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last week 
avoiding KAMIKAZI.  Indeed it was ILL INVADERS.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  FORMEL take warning!  You have more than a few enemies 
in JHANS.  As a gladiator gets older, the icy grip of fear lays hold of his heart.  
True, CAPTAIN INFESTO?  Who could miss your "brave" challenge of RIPEL?  The weight 
of the challenge fell hard upon RIPEL and predictably she was defeated by CAPTAIN 
INFESTO.  This is how to arouse the anger of an entire guild!  I can not but mention 
with disdain the name of MOONSHINE who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a 
full 14 points below in the rankings.  I thought MOONSHINE showed great skill and 
promise when it overcame JACK HERER.  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.  SASQUATCH COWBOY has sworn to take up 
religion upon living to tell of its recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare 
thing indeed!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but 
sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in JHANS as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is 
mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIKITA 6639                   8   2  1   110       BABES (416)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRANKENSLOSH 5901            19   7  0   116       HELTER SKELTER (256)
-SEA LICE 3611                12   4  0   103       FLORIDA SURF (297)
-CLURACAN 6035                23   8  0    97       THE DREAMING (529)
-MARCIE 6076                  13  11  1    92       BABES (416)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AYLA SECURA 6661              9   7  0    89       SPACE WOLVES (523)
 DONNA THE HUNTRESS 6307      16  18  0    86       THE FALLEN (524)
 HELIX PRIME 6344             10   6  2    80       SPACE WOLVES (523)
-I.B. KLONIN 6408             10  10  1    79       HELTER SKELTER (256)
-PRINCE OF LIES 6697           7   1  0    76       REVELATION (543)
-'WERD 3870                    7   3  1    72       5440 OR FIGHT! (336)
 RAEM 5956                     7   2  1    70       WAY OF THE SWORD C4 (521)
-RAKAR 5307                   11   6  1    68       IRON TIGERS (484)
-SPATHIC 6189                  9   9  1    67       5440 OR FIGHT! (336)
-HARPO 6637                    9   6  1    67       THE CLOWNS (565)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCALP HUNTER 6748            10   6  0    66       WARRIOR'S (580)
-SPEKTER 4921                 10   5  0    63       KARNIVORZ (455)
 LOKI 6712                     8   9  0    61       KAMIKAZI (533)
 SALLY 6426                   10  22  0    59       SCARRY TEAM (325)
-ORPHEUS 6801                  6   1  0    59       ARGONAUTS (585)
-APOCALYPSE 6633               9   5  0    57       REVELATION (543)
-CHESTER 4616                  9   3  0    57       HELTER SKELTER (256)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GORILLA GRIP 3568             9  10  1    56       FLORIDA SURF (297)
-FREAKY FRED 4920              7   9  0    56       KARNIVORZ (455)
-BATTERING RAM 6198            6   3  0    56       SEA DOGS (545)
-ADQUAY 5954                   4   3  1    53       WAY OF THE SWORD C4 (521)
 BLIND NIGHT 6916              8   1  0    51       KAMIKAZI (533)
 BANANA GORILLA 5276           8  24  0    49       SCARRY TEAM (325)
-GEN BLOODLET 6327             6   1  1    49       MALIGNANT (553)
 CATFISH CHIA 6773             7   2  0    48       BLITZKRIEG (271)
-HOOKFANG SHANKER 6780         5   4  0    46       LEGENDARY BASTARDS (259)
-FALSE PROPHET 6724            5   1  0    46       REVELATION (543)
-LICHEN 6007                   4   2  0    45       WAY OF THE SWORD C4 (521)
-RODNEY 6881                   3   3  1    40       THE CLOWNS (565)
-PIMP BEEFAROONY 6579         11   6  0    39       THE DREAMING (529)
-GALADUR THAN 5860             6   1  1    39       ACT OF MALICE (257)
 QUICKCLAW 6962                4   1  0    38       HOUSE OF CAIN (593)
-RIREMA 6934                   3   0  0    38       KARNIVORZ (455)
 MOONSHINE 6968                3   1  0    38       SONS OF LYCAON (594)
 CHIEF IRON HORSE 6747         6  10  0    36       WARRIOR'S (580)
 DAYCARE DIVA 6722             6   3  0    36       BLITZKRIEG (271)
 GRIM 6731                     9   6  0    35       PORTAL (578)
 CAPTAIN INFESTO 57            4   5  0    35       ILL INVADERS (7)
-PEG LEG 6196                  4   5  0    35       SEA DOGS (545)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERPENT OF OLD 6696           6   3  0    33       REVELATION (543)
-WU JEN 6783                   3   2  0    33       SWORD SAINTS (583)
-SCRATCH FURY 6647             5   5  0    31       5440 OR FIGHT! (336)
 BLIND MAN 6885                5   7  2    30       KAMIKAZI (533)
-MEAT MOE 6006                 2   2  0    29       WAY OF THE SWORD C4 (521)
 WIND 6797                     6   6  0    28       PORTAL (578)
 KNIGHT PROWLER 54             6   5  0    28       ILL INVADERS (7)
 PROFESSOR GRIMES 53           5   6  0    28       ILL INVADERS (7)
 BLIND MADNESS 6972            3   1  0    27       KAMIKAZI (533)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELVET REVOLVER 6723          4   4  1    26       BLITZKRIEG (271)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ELAINE 6548                   2   0  0    23       OUTLAW NATION (569)
 ROYAL DRAGON 6751             4   3  0    21       BLITZKRIEG (271)
-THE APOSTLE 6781              5   2  0    20       REVELATION (543)
-BEEZLE 4924                   4   7  0    19       KARNIVORZ (455)
-JASON 6799                    4   2  0    19       ARGONAUTS (585)
 DARK ANGEL 6937               3   4  0    19       KAMIKAZI (533)
 HURLEY OAKJAW 6913            3   5  0    19       LEGENDARY BASTARDS (259)
-SCARLET 6921                  2   0  1    18       THE DREAMING (529)
-BLACKSUN 7010                 1   1  0    18       5440 OR FIGHT! (336)
 SILVER PEARL 4544             3   0  0    17       ABSTRACT (415)
 CHINGO BLING 6975             2   2  0    17       LEGENDARY BASTARDS (259)
 TRASHCAN AVENGER 319          4   4  0    16       ILL INVADERS (7)
-HERACLES 6800                 3   2  0    15       ARGONAUTS (585)
-IZRAEL 6782                   2   1  0    15       SWORD SAINTS (583)
 BROOKLYN 7028                 1   0  0    15       SPACE WOLVES (523)
-NESTOR 6798                   3   1  0    14       ARGONAUTS (585)
 CHRISTMAS TREE 6982           2   0  0    14       ABSTRACT (415)
 RAZIEL 6918                   2   7  0    13       THE FALLEN (524)
-THESEUS 6802                  3   3  0    12       ARGONAUTS (585)
-SPANISH HOUSE 3719            3   1  0    12       FLORIDA SURF (297)
-TWO FEATHERS 6938             2   3  1    12       WARRIOR'S (580)
 JACK HERER 4543               1   2  0    12       ABSTRACT (415)
-BARGARU 5958                  1   2  0    11       WAY OF THE SWORD C4 (521)
-JESTER 736                    1   0  0    10       MUNCHKIN LORDS (91)
-KENSAI 6784                   2   3  0     9       SWORD SAINTS (583)
-QUASAR 6895                   2   1  0     9       THE DREAMING (529)
 FORMEL 6974                   2   2  0     8       THE FALLEN (524)
 AIEL 6973                     2   2  0     8       THE FALLEN (524)
 ANAZAR 6976                   2   2  0     8       PORTAL (578)
-NEFF ROSIS 6320               1   3  1     7       MALIGNANT (553)
-MEG 6942                      0   1  0     7       BABES (416)
 NORTHERN LIGHTS 4542          1   2  1     6       ABSTRACT (415)
-MORNGRIM THORTH 5902          1   3  0     6       ACT OF MALICE (257)
-KALOS DAGGERSPINE 7008        1   0  0     6       MALIGNANT (553)
-ISRAPHEEL 6786                1   1  0     6       SWORD SAINTS (583)
-BLIND SAMURAI 6785            0   2  0     6       SWORD SAINTS (583)
 BUBBLEGUM TWO 6981            1   1  1     5       ABSTRACT (415)
 SHAR 6988                     1   2  0     5       PORTAL (578)
 PHINEAS REX 7029              1   0  0     5       SPACE WOLVES (523)
-NIGHT SHADE 6953              1   0  0     5       THE DREAMING (529)
 RIPEL 6986                    1   2  0     5       THE FALLEN (524)
-GINGO IRONTHUMB 7009          1   0  0     4       MALIGNANT (553)
-PALE RIDER 6980               0   2  0     2       HELTER SKELTER (256)
 NASH 7035                     0   1  0     1       PORTAL (578)
-STARLITE 6958                 0   1  0     1       TWILIGHT DAZE (592)
 KALISTAH 7030                 0   1  0     1       HOUSE OF CAIN (593)
-MIRANDA 6957                  0   1  0     1       TWILIGHT DAZE (592)
-CHARBAKA 6954                 0   1  0     1       TWILIGHT DAZE (592)
-GREENE SMOKE 6955             0   1  0     1       TWILIGHT DAZE (592)
-POOP DECK GUY 6985            0   1  0     1       SEA DOGS (545)
-VIPER 735                     0   1  0     1       MUNCHKIN LORDS (91)
-WARF 733                      0   1  0     1       MUNCHKIN LORDS (91)
-MAVRICK 737                   0   1  0     1       MUNCHKIN LORDS (91)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RIZZLE-DIZZLE 5923     9  7 0 5440 OR FIGHT! 336    SLAYIN STAYNER 5891   489         
GITO GITO HUSTLE 6291  8  8 0 5440 OR FIGHT! 336    NIKITA 6639           490         
SLIPPERS MCGHEE 24     0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SASQUATCH COWBOY 6491 492 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CHOKEBOT 2000 6939     0  4 0 HELTER SKELTER 256    NORTHERN LIGHTS 4542  491         
LESTAT 7031            0  1 0 HOUSE OF CAIN 593     BANDIT PRINCE 25      492 NONE    
VIRGIL 7014            0  1 0 HOUSE OF CAIN 593     RIPPLES DORRIGAN 23   492 NONE    
ABEL 7032              0  1 0 HOUSE OF CAIN 593     HIGH ELF 19           492 NONE    
STERN SURESTRIKE 7001  0  1 0 ILL INVADERS 7        TWO FEATHERS 6938     490 REVENGED
JAIMBE 6779            5  4 0 KAMIKAZI 533          HELIX PRIME 6344      488 REVENGED
SLIDER 734             0  2 0 MUNCHKIN LORDS 91     STONE GOLEM 26        492 NONE    
GHAR 7021              0  1 0 PORTAL 578            BUBBLEGUM TWO 6981    491         
FALCONE 7012           0  2 0 SONS OF LYCAON 594    SHEWISH GIANT 21      492 NONE    
FIRST SON 7033         0  1 0 SONS OF LYCAON 594    KOBOLD ENFORCER 18    492 NONE    
GORN ANVIL 6998        1  2 0 SPACE WOLVES 523      SHEWISH GIANT 21      492 NONE    
DA BAIT 7036           0  1 0 WARRIOR'S 580         BLACK ORC 20          492 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yes, yes.  After a long retirement from the game, I have returned to a degree.  While
this will be a JGW franchise team, Xerxes will be the man in charge of Abstract while
in Jhans.  I've put in too much time as a manager and my patience wears thin with the
daily grind of dealing with warriors that fall below expectation.  If you have any
questions for me I will be monitoring the news, as my messengers keep me appraised of
every guild in every city they run.  If it is important I will answer, but expect
Xerxes to answer any questions to the team. -- Joseph G. Wellington

Jhans -- I'd like to thank you for the welcome into the arena.  My first perfect
turn!  And I thought I couldn't top my 4-1 in Aradi!  Enough bragging from me this
turn. -- Xerxes

Helter Skelter Guild -- Our condolences to your loss.  Since we go way back to times
years ago, this win and kill is not a proud one for us.  We will mourn the loss
beside you, and will honorably stand Northern Lights on the sands for the bloodfeud.
Our sympathies are with you. -- Xerxes and Abstract

Portal Guild -- Since you are not known, we will revel in the kill of Ghar by
Bubblegum Two.  Alas, we will leave BT on the sands also to give you a chance of
returning honor to your guild for your fallen comrade. -- Xerxes

Ghost of Chokebot 2000 -- OUCH!  That halberd HURTS!  But you shouldn't aggravate me
like that. -- Northern Lights

Knight Prowler -- Thanks for contributing to my win total and the skills!  I'm sure
I'll see a challenge from your guildmates. -- Silver Pearl

Frankenslosh -- Congrats...again. -- yawns Legendary Bastards

Jhans -- It looks like Sheila has finally recognized my easily gained superiority
over you and I'm off to the Isle.  I'm the eleventh Bastard to grace the Isle from
Jhans, SA Martinez being the only striker before me.  I feel confident in saying that
none of my guild mates before me have left with a higher win-loss percentage, mine
currently stands at 71.  Also, my overall win-loss, including tournaments, stands at
68.  Despite my King of Killers title I was unable to break our kill record here in
Jhans.  Had I opted for the Dark Arena this turn I would only have tied Vahave's four
kills and still fallen short of Iver's overall Jhans record of five kills.  It's
funny how far you can go with a crappy overall design, a big ass stick, and a buncha
puds to smack around.  Drink one for the Cowboy, baby! -- Sasquatch Cowboy, King of
Killers, Lord Protector of Jhans
P.S.  No, Ultraist, you may not brush my soft and lustrous mane.
P.P.S.  Frankenslosh, I'll see you when you finally make it, you big green weenie!

Two Feathers -- One more and we're even. -- Ill Invaders

15 September 2005
                             HAMMER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

     Be it known from the highest mountains to the darkest alleys of Alastari that
the veteran manager known far and wide as Hammer has now officially retired from
sponsoring contests as of September 15, 2005.
     What a long time ago was a fun motivated activity to help promote our common
DM/D2 gaming interest in an effort to promote the growth and competitiveness of
selected arenas has become a far from fun experience.
     In other words Hammer has had it!
     The combination of real life situations interfering with the time needed to
effectively sponsor a contest, plus the attitudes expressed during such sponsorship
interference has led to Hammer closing his personal coin coffers and retiring from
his planned sponsorship of any future contests.
     There are others in our close knit gaming community who are well able to step up
to the plate and continue sponsoring contests that make the basic game a fun
experience for all those who choose to compete and interact in such future endeavors.
     Hammer thanks all managers both active and inactive who helped to make the
Hammer sponsored contests a historical and entertaining experience well worth the
time, effort and money spent over the past several years.
     May the Cheers and the Jeers of future contests build upon the legacies of those
who have paved the way in years gone by to help make this game what it is today.
     Hammer has no regrets for the part he has played in that history.

19 September 2005
I'd like to say hello to everyone I know that is still around after my being gone for
five years.  Hope to see you all on the sands, and may your weapons strike true and
your shields protect you (except, of course, against MY warriors *grin*)!! -- Lord
Xiang, D2-101

26 September 2005
Regarding the Regional News:
     If any of y'all glance at it and find some arenas are behind, rest assured I'll
get them caught up next time around.  I was trying to unsnarl the darned thing, but
it was just getting worse, so I decided gradual and partial was better than not at
all or ever. -- The Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SASQUATCH COWBOY butchered SLIPPERS MCGHEE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FALCONE was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
GORN ANVIL was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SLIDER was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena brawl.
LESTAT was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FIRST SON was savagely slain by KOBOLD ENFORCER in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
VIRGIL was slaughtered by RIPPLES DORRIGAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA BAIT was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
ABEL was assassinated by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
LOKI was vanquished by HELIX PRIME in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
NIKITA vanquished AYLA SECURA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
CATFISH CHIA was savagely defeated by RAEM in a exciting 3 minute Challenge fight.
BLIND MADNESS was beaten by BANANA GORILLA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BLIND MAN was subdued by DAYCARE DIVA in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
QUICKCLAW bested CHIEF IRON HORSE in a exciting 3 minute bloody Challenge battle.
CAPTAIN INFESTO savagely defeated RIPEL in a 7 minute Challenge conflict.
MOONSHINE overpowered JACK HERER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
PROFESSOR GRIMES beat FORMEL in a popular 2 minute master vs. amateur Challenge brawl.
AIEL was demolished by WIND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SHAR was beaten by CHRISTMAS TREE in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
ANAZAR was bested by CHINGO BLING in a slow 6 minute novice's Challenge contest.
DONNA THE HUNTRESS won victory over SCALP HUNTER in a 2 minute one-sided match.
BLIND NIGHT viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute bloody fray.
SALLY overpowered GRIM in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DARK ANGEL was defeated by KNIGHT PROWLER in a 2 minute duel.
HURLEY OAKJAW savagely defeated NORTHERN LIGHTS in a 3 minute gruesome fight.
RAZIEL was defeated by ROYAL DRAGON in a exciting 1 minute bout.
VELVET REVOLVER viciously subdued TRASHCAN AVENGER in a action packed 1 minute bout.
BUBBLEGUM TWO was overpowered by BROOKLYN in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
SILVER PEARL overcame KALISTAH in a 2 minute novice's duel.
PHINEAS REX defeated NASH in a action packed 4 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         TOTAL PARRY       57 -  42 -  1      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         AIMED BLOW        36 -  27 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     40 -  34 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    72 -  79 -  7      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  35 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   44 -  62 -  6      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  20 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  62 -  1      23  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  19 -  0      21  |

Turn 492 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

WALL OF STEEL      5 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  4     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  7         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  5     
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   NIKITA 6639                 8   2  1  110 BABES (416)
STRIKING ATTACK  SCALP HUNTER 6748          10   6  0   66 WARRIOR'S (580)
WALL OF STEEL    BLIND NIGHT 6916            8   1  0   51 KAMIKAZI (533)
TOTAL PARRY      CATFISH CHIA 6773           7   2  0   48 BLITZKRIEG (271)
PARRY-STRIKE     DAYCARE DIVA 6722           6   3  0   36 BLITZKRIEG (271)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SCALP HUNTER 6748.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RAEM 5956.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHIEF IRON HORSE 6747, 
NASH 7035, PROFESSOR GRIMES 53, SCALP HUNTER 6748, KALISTAH 7030, SLIDER 734, DARK 
ANGEL 6937, VELVET REVOLVER 6723, NIKITA 6639, and BANANA GORILLA 5276.

The least popular fighter this week was CHINGO BLING 6975.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RIPEL 6986, ANAZAR 6976, SILVER PEARL 4544, BUBBLEGUM TWO 6981, 
GRIM 6731, AIEL 6973, BLIND MADNESS 6972, CATFISH CHIA 6773, LOKI 6712, and ABEL 
7032.

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

SASQUATCH COWBOY (36-6491) LEGENDARY BASTARDS (259)