DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/13/2005    Duedate: 10/26/2005

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-493

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FRANKENSLOSH
HELTER SKELTER (256)
(36-5901) [20-7-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FRANKENSLOSH                   ORPHEUS
HELTER SKELTER (256)           ARGONAUTS (585)
(36-5901) [20-7-0,124]         (36-6801) [7-1-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DONNA THE HUNTRESS             DARK ANGEL
THE FALLEN (524)               KAMIKAZI (533)
(36-6307) [17-18-0,91]         (36-6937) [4-4-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ABSTRACT (415)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARGONAUTS (585)             36
2. BLITZKRIEG (271)            36      THE CRAFT (543)
3. PORTAL (578)                31      Unchartered Team
4. ABSTRACT (415)              22
5. HOUSE OF CAIN (593)         16      ARGONAUTS (585)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ARGONAUTS (585)           24   9  0 72.7   1/ 1*ABSTRACT (415)            9  6 3
 2/ 2 THE CRAFT (543)          157 102  8 60.6   2/11 BLITZKRIEG (271)          7  2 0
 3- 7 5440 OR FIGHT! (336)     257 227 37 53.1   3/ 2 LEGENDARY BASTARDS (259)  7  4 1
 4/ 4 WAY OF THE SWORD C (521)  18  16  2 52.9   4/ 3 SPACE WOLVES (523)        7  6 0
 5/ 8 BLITZKRIEG (271)         209 186 15 52.9   5/ 4 KAMIKAZI (533)            7  8 0
 6/10 HELTER SKELTER (256)     559 523 33 51.7   6/ 5 ILL INVADERS (7)          6  7 0
 7/ 9 LEGENDARY BASTARDS (259) 336 316 26 51.5   7/ 6 PORTAL (578)              6  9 0
 8/12 KAMIKAZI (533)           111 107  7 50.9   8/17*ARGONAUTS (585)           5  0 0
 9/11 BABES (416)              241 233 10 50.8   9/ 7 HELTER SKELTER (256)      4  5 0
10/ 6*ABSTRACT (415)            10  10  3 50.0  10/ 8 THE FALLEN (524)          4 10 0
11-14*SWORD SAINTS (583)         8   9  0 47.1  11/ 9 KARNIVORZ (455)           3  1 0
12/15 KARNIVORZ (455)           29  34  1 46.0  12/20 SCARRY TEAM (325)         3  3 0
13/17 SPACE WOLVES (523)        47  57  3 45.2  13/22*HOUSE OF CAIN (593)       3  8 0
14/18 THE FALLEN (524)         103 136  6 43.1  14-12 5440 OR FIGHT! (336)      2  2 0
15/19 ILL INVADERS (7)          23  33  0 41.1  15/14 THE CRAFT (543)           2  2 0
16/22 PORTAL (578)              32  47  1 40.5  16-13 WARRIOR'S (580)           2  6 0
17/ 0*CELTIC TWILIGHT (340)     12  18  3 40.0  17/18*SONS OF LYCAON (594)      2  6 0
18/21 SCARRY TEAM (325)        157 239  4 39.6  18/19 BABES (416)               1  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-23 WARRIOR'S (580)           30  48  1 38.5  19-21*OUTLAW NATION (569)       1  2 0
20-25*OUTLAW NATION (569)        2   6  0 25.0  20/15 WAY OF THE SWORD C (521)  1  3 0
21/26*HOUSE OF CAIN (593)        5  17  0 22.7  21/ 0*CELTIC TWILIGHT (340)     0  5 0
22/27*SONS OF LYCAON (594)       3  13  0 18.8  22-27*SWORD SAINTS (583)        0  2 0
23-28*MUNCHKIN LORDS (91)        1   5  0 16.7  23-29*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

     He stood at the foothills of the Daggerspine Mountains, a few miles north of the 
Great Eastern Route to Morya and Dullens.  Nightfall was racing toward him as fast as 
horsemen leading a charge in battle, and he knew staying out at night would be a 
danger to his health.  But the boss had sent a messenger telling him to meet at this 
point at first moon.  So for days he rode along the trace toward Jhelum and past; 
then past Sibikhas to the point he was at.  It was a long journey and one that made 
him weary of what was to be, and what the meeting was about.  But one thing he had 
learned over the years, do not disappoint the man who taught you how to fight and 
survive in arena life.  It wouldn't be long until the boss would be there, or some 
other creature, either would be a challenge to his wellbeing.
     Sitting there pondering his life, he remembered days when that life was 
difficult.  Starting out as a young man in Jhans, there had been many times where 
Arghinol had wanted to claim his life, and many times he had slipped through His 
grasps, only to live and fight another day.  His perseverance in the arena had gained 
him favor from the boss, and that is why he was given the task of running a new team 
in the old arena; one where he had gained the stripes he carried.  Never gaining 
immortality like most others in the guild, his time was not tasked on the Isle of the 
Eye.  Neither was the time of any other of the warriors, since they had retired to 
lands north of the Isle for years now.  In fact, he figured, those warriors might be 
assisting the boss on this trip over the mountains.
     Hearing footsteps, Xerxes unsheathed his scimitar and stood ready for whatever 
was coming toward him.  "Boss?" he whispered as loud as he could, not wanting to draw 
rocs or wolves toward him.
     "Yes, Xerxes."
     A slight sigh of relief escaped his lips.  He put his scimitar back in its 
ornamental sheath and walked toward the familiar voice.  "I hope your trip was 
uneventful."
     "The only part that was trouble was the pass at Khalhums, where James and I 
fought off a few wolves."  Wellington's voice was calm, but one could hear it was 
more that an easy fight.  "Thankfully, the few spells I know came in handy, along 
with her epee."
     "Nice to see you again, brother!"  James walked up and put her arms around 
Xerxes, relieved to see a familiar face after years of being on the immortal Isle.
     "As it is to see you after all this time, James.  How have the gods treated you 
in this time?"
     JGW interrupted, "Now is not the time to small talk.  Xerxes, I have been called 
back to my home after hearing news of a scourge that will be coming to Jhans."
     "What am I to do?" quickly was returned.
     "Stand down from your duties.  Assist me as needed.  The road is long back to 
Jhans, and we must talk of what to do when this sickness appears."
     Thoughts ran through Xerxes head, wondering what this impending darkness was.  
It had been years since the wars with Rocanis, which left Jhans in a terrible state 
for years.  A state that almost left the city deserted.  Only with the graces of the 
gods had the arena returned to glory of years past.
     "Boss, what is this you speak of?"
     James spoke before JGW could utter a word, "There is an invasion planned by an 
alliance from the west.  They--"
     "They have threatened longtime friends, along with our guild.  At this point, my 
retirement will have to be stopped.  This threat is thought to be a serious one, yet 
the threat has not been seen in the arena at this point.  Some wonder if the threat 
will come; others speak of the menace as if it is not virulent.  Either way, I come 
to the aid of my fellow managers who may face danger.  It is the honorable way."  JGW 
held that thought in the air for a second, then spoke.
     "Even though we fight for ourselves, and our friends can fend for themselves, 
there will be strength in numbers.  By that we will overcome whatever is brought to 
our city, and beat them back to the west where they belong.
     "Now is the time to prepare, and bring our guilds to their highest strength.  
This is not to be spoken about until we get to Jhans, but we will--"
     At that moment a bear rushed behind Xerxes, hungry for any nourishment it could 
find; swiping at the warrior's head and flailing him to the ground.  James and 
Wellington drew their arms and began to attack the bear; desperate to secure the 
ground and check on their comrade.
     Xerxes couldn't feel anything except the ground and the warmth that was 
surrounding him at that moment.  Thoughts ran through his head quickly, and finished 
with the thought of how this was the way he was to meet Arghinol.  Not being run 
through from the longsword of some younger warrior in battle, but from behind from a 
creature.  He could hear his boss and his sister cursing and giving the beast every 
attack from the weapons they had; every cry from the beast as life escaped from his 
own body.  The last thing he heard was the death gasp of the bear, dying as he 
started to pass from this realm to the next.
     For moments James sat beside her fallen brother, sobbing with terrible sorrow; 
cursing her own mettle for not noticing the wild animal and not being able to react 
before the beast could reach Xerxes.  Wellington sat on the other side, having 
thought race through his head.  How could such a beast come out of the darkness 
without as much of a roar or rustle of the ground?  There were forces at work here.  
These forces were far greater than his abilities at sorcery, and the thought brought 
chills to his spine.
     "James, lets take him back home, and leave quickly.  There are suspenseful 
forces at work on these grounds.  We must take great care until we get to Sibikhas.  
And there we will rest."
     James nodded agreement but couldn't speak.  She had lost another sibling to life 
outside the arena.  For some reason it hurt more than any other pain she had felt in 
her life.  It felt like something had been torn from her soul.  And she had days to 
think about it before getting back to her home city.

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 529): FLAIR of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): MELLITA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 537): WIRLITZ of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): PUSSY-FOOTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 532): MOUSE DAVIS of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 536): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 528): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 518): ASHANDAR of AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 492): NIKITA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 482): SIR LICKSALOT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 213): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 470): OSTMAN of WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 418): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 199): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 368): RELENTLESS of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 411): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 529): WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 537): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 532): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 536): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 528): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 518): AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 492): ABSTRACT (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 482): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 213): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 470): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 418): RONIN (Rosebud, 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 368): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 411): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 413): YOBER of OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 537): WIRLITZ of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): PUSSY-FOOTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            BILLY THE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 518): WILL THE BIKER of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal)
                            PREBIRTH of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 491): SASQUATCH COWBOY of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , 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.  Fortune did not smile upon WAY OF THE 
SWORD C4 this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 20th position in the wake 
of a 0-1-0 round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  
Witness how this week BLITZKRIEG went 4-1-0 to move up 9 in the rankings.  Did only 
my eyes note the 5-0-0 record which ARGONAUTS managed to post this round?  I don't 
doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  VELVET REVOLVER caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested HOOKFANG SHANKER and was 
awarded 22 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, VELVET 
REVOLVER put down HOOKFANG SHANKER, causing him to lose 20 points of recognition in 
the process.  This time out FRANKENSLOSH made its bid for the throne as it challenged 
NIKITA in an all out contest of skill for possession of the title!  This time victory 
fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail FRANKENSLOSH, Duelmaster of JHANS!  Would 
you believe that over half of the old women in JHANS seem to feel that they could 
fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city JHANS.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in JHANS these 
days is KAMIKAZI.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding KAMIKAZI.  Indeed it was ILL INVADERS.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
RAZIEL.  Watch your back!  For some warriors honor is not important--only empty 
victory.  See, gladiators, how DONNA THE HUNTRESS of THE FALLEN challenged down 16 
points to RAEM.  All the city knows the duel went in favor of DONNA THE HUNTRESS.  I 
shall not fail to spread the word in other cities of this "mighty" victory.  A match 
that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that NORTHERN LIGHTS 
posted a challenge against the more highly recognized BLIND MAN.  The results, you 
ask?  Well, the firebrand NORTHERN LIGHTS was overcame by BLIND MAN.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I can not but mention with disdain the 
name of PROFESSOR GRIMES who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 15 
points below in the rankings.  I thought PROFESSOR GRIMES showed great skill and 
promise when he bested RAZIEL.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Was I the only one shocked to see the well 
respected fighter FALSE PROPHET (5-1-0) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  He is 
now dead.  Walk proud, warriors of PORTAL!  By striking down BUBBLEGUM TWO you have 
avenged the honor of your dead.  Your virtue is known to all in JHANS.  Fate is a 
fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the 
victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in JHANS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is 
mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANKENSLOSH 5901            20   7  0   124       HELTER SKELTER (256)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIKITA 6639                   8   3  1    99       BABES (416)
 AYLA SECURA 6661             10   7  0    93       SPACE WOLVES (523)
-MARCIE 6076                  13  11  1    92       BABES (416)
 DONNA THE HUNTRESS 6307      17  18  0    91       THE FALLEN (524)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELIX PRIME 6344             11   6  2    85       SPACE WOLVES (523)
 I.B. KLONIN 6408             11  10  1    84       HELTER SKELTER (256)
-PRINCE OF LIES 6697           7   1  0    76       THE CRAFT (543)
 RAEM 5956                     7   3  1    72       WAY OF THE SWORD C4 (521)
-'WERD 3870                    7   3  1    72       5440 OR FIGHT! (336)
-RAKAR 5307                   11   6  1    68       IRON TIGERS (484)
-SPATHIC 6189                  9   9  1    67       5440 OR FIGHT! (336)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SCALP HUNTER 6748            10   6  0    66       WARRIOR'S (580)
 ORPHEUS 6801                  7   1  0    65       ARGONAUTS (585)
 SPEKTER 4921                 10   6  0    62       KARNIVORZ (455)
 BANANA GORILLA 5276           9  24  0    60       SCARRY TEAM (325)
 LOKI 6712                     8  10  0    60       KAMIKAZI (533)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APOCALYPSE 6633               9   6  0    56       THE CRAFT (543)
-FREAKY FRED 4920              7   9  0    56       KARNIVORZ (455)
 SALLY 6426                   10  23  0    55       SCARRY TEAM (325)
 QUICKCLAW 6962                5   1  0    53       HOUSE OF CAIN (593)
-ADQUAY 5954                   4   3  1    53       WAY OF THE SWORD C4 (521)
 CATFISH CHIA 6773             8   2  0    50       BLITZKRIEG (271)
 VELVET REVOLVER 6723          5   4  1    48       BLITZKRIEG (271)
 CHESTER 4616                  9   4  0    47       HELTER SKELTER (256)
 BLIND NIGHT 6916              8   2  0    45       KAMIKAZI (533)
 WIND 6797                     7   6  0    45       PORTAL (578)
-LICHEN 6007                   4   2  0    45       WAY OF THE SWORD C4 (521)
 RIREMA 6934                   4   0  0    43       KARNIVORZ (455)
 SERPENT OF OLD 6696           7   3  0    38       THE CRAFT (543)
-MOONSHINE 6968                3   1  0    38       SONS OF LYCAON (594)
 GRIM 6731                    10   6  0    37       PORTAL (578)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHIEF IRON HORSE 6747         6  10  0    36       WARRIOR'S (580)
 BLIND MADNESS 6972            4   1  0    36       KAMIKAZI (533)
 BLIND MAN 6885                6   7  2    35       KAMIKAZI (533)
 PROFESSOR GRIMES 53           6   6  0    35       ILL INVADERS (7)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WU JEN 6783                   3   2  0    33       SWORD SAINTS (583)
 DAYCARE DIVA 6722             6   4  0    32       BLITZKRIEG (271)
 CAPTAIN INFESTO 57            4   6  0    32       ILL INVADERS (7)
-SCRATCH FURY 6647             5   5  0    31       5440 OR FIGHT! (336)
-MEAT MOE 6006                 2   2  0    29       WAY OF THE SWORD C4 (521)
 HERACLES 6800                 4   2  0    27       ARGONAUTS (585)
 SCARRATT 3941                 2   1  1    27       CELTIC TWILIGHT (340)
 JACK HERER 4543               2   2  0    27       ABSTRACT (415)
 HOOKFANG SHANKER 6780         5   5  0    26       LEGENDARY BASTARDS (259)
 DARK ANGEL 6937               4   4  0    26       KAMIKAZI (533)
 KNIGHT PROWLER 54             6   6  0    24       ILL INVADERS (7)
 ROYAL DRAGON 6751             5   3  0    24       BLITZKRIEG (271)
 SILVER PEARL 4544             4   0  1    24       ABSTRACT (415)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ELAINE 6548                   2   0  0    23       OUTLAW NATION (569)
 THE APOSTLE 6781              6   2  0    22       THE CRAFT (543)
 NESTOR 6798                   4   1  0    22       ARGONAUTS (585)
 JASON 6799                    5   2  0    21       ARGONAUTS (585)
 THESEUS 6802                  4   3  0    20       ARGONAUTS (585)
-BEEZLE 4924                   4   7  0    19       KARNIVORZ (455)
 SHANNON 3902                  3   2  1    18       CELTIC TWILIGHT (340)
 ANAZAR 6976                   3   2  0    18       PORTAL (578)
 BROOKLYN 7028                 2   0  0    18       SPACE WOLVES (523)
-BLACKSUN 7010                 1   1  0    18       5440 OR FIGHT! (336)
 TRASHCAN AVENGER 319          4   5  0    17       ILL INVADERS (7)
 HURLEY OAKJAW 6913            3   6  0    15       LEGENDARY BASTARDS (259)
-IZRAEL 6782                   2   1  0    15       SWORD SAINTS (583)
 RAZIEL 6918                   2   8  0    14       THE FALLEN (524)
 SWEET RAIN 3877               2   4  0    14       CELTIC TWILIGHT (340)
 RIPEL 6986                    2   2  0    14       THE FALLEN (524)
 CHINGO BLING 6975             2   3  0    13       LEGENDARY BASTARDS (259)
 FUNKY COLD MEDINA 7043        1   0  0    13       BLITZKRIEG (271)
-TWO FEATHERS 6938             2   3  1    12       WARRIOR'S (580)
-BARGARU 5958                  1   2  0    11       WAY OF THE SWORD C4 (521)
 SKYE 3880                     2   4  0    10       CELTIC TWILIGHT (340)
 BUBBLEGUM TWO 6981            1   2  1    10       ABSTRACT (415)
-JESTER 736                    1   0  0    10       MUNCHKIN LORDS (91)
-KENSAI 6784                   2   3  0     9       SWORD SAINTS (583)
 AIEL 6973                     2   3  0     9       THE FALLEN (524)
-FORMEL 6974                   2   2  0     8       THE FALLEN (524)
 CHRISTMAS TREE 6982           2   1  0     8       ABSTRACT (415)
 NORTHERN LIGHTS 4542          1   3  1     7       ABSTRACT (415)
-MEG 6942                      0   1  0     7       BABES (416)
 SHAR 6988                     1   3  0     6       PORTAL (578)
-ISRAPHEEL 6786                1   1  0     6       SWORD SAINTS (583)
-BLIND SAMURAI 6785            0   2  0     6       SWORD SAINTS (583)
 CRACK THE SKY 3940            1   2  0     5       CELTIC TWILIGHT (340)
-PHINEAS REX 7029              1   0  0     5       SPACE WOLVES (523)
 PALE RIDER 6980               0   3  0     3       HELTER SKELTER (256)
 NASH 7035                     0   2  0     2       PORTAL (578)
-WARF 733                      0   1  0     1       MUNCHKIN LORDS (91)
-MAVRICK 737                   0   1  0     1       MUNCHKIN LORDS (91)
-VIPER 735                     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?
GITO GITO HUSTLE 6291  8  8 0 5440 OR FIGHT! 336    NIKITA 6639           490         
FALSE PROPHET 6724     5  2 0 THE CRAFT 543         WURM KIN 27           493 NONE    
CHOKEBOT 2000 6939     0  4 0 HELTER SKELTER 256    NORTHERN LIGHTS 4542  491         
KALISTAH 7030          0  2 0 HOUSE OF CAIN 593     SILVER PEARL 4544     493         
STERN SURESTRIKE 7001  0  1 0 ILL INVADERS 7        TWO FEATHERS 6938     490 REVENGED
GHAR 7021              0  1 0 PORTAL 578            BUBBLEGUM TWO 6981    491 JUST REV
SECOND SON 7034        0  1 0 SONS OF LYCAON 594    WURM KIN 27           493 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

JGW -- Welcome back!  It seems that you've run into a few problems since your return.  
I heard something about a manager coming to Jhans to settle a score with you.  Alas, 
this was just a rumor and there may be no truth to it.  But if you shall require any 
assistance let me assure you that my teams will gladly assist in squashing any loud 
mouth, no talent, manager who disgraces our city with his very presence. -- Polarius

Raem -- It isn't often I take a beating like that on my own challenge, salute! -- 
Catfish Chia

Blind Man -- Soooooorrrryyy Joe! -- Daycare Diva

!llkidk -- Congrats on the sweet turn.  Oh...and congrats on fight number 649! -- 
Polarius

Cosmo -- Where are you at?  The arena isn't the same without you. -- Polarius

PeeDiddy -- Hope you are finding basic a lot of fun.  It must be tough on you to be 
surrounded by nothing but guys.  But then again it is a lot like playing klk party 
games! -- Polarius

Angus -- Congrats on the successful bloodfued.  It is a shame you didn't kill the 
hybrid freak! -- Polarius

Warrior's -- It's not very polite to duck a bloodfued like that.  We didn't even 
issue a challenge against you and you're hiding.  As you can see from our record you 
have a 60% chance of beating us and a 0% chance of dying against us.  So either put 
your headdress and warpaint on and take the second Bloodfued like Warriors or put 
your red dress and make-up on and take it like cheap wenches! -- Ill Invaders

Man, this is going to be fun.  I'm back to my home arena full time, and I see some 
iron council people around.  Should be a fun time in the ol' grotto tonight! -- JGW

Sons of Lycaon -- Don't think that didn't go un-noticed.  -- JGW

     You're saying that it DID go unnoticed, then?

JGW -- Welcome back to Jhans!  Now get out of my top spot. *snicker* -- !ll.kid.k

Papa Bear -- The crystal looking glass says, "Congratulations, Nikita!" -- Legendary 
Bastards

Northern Lights -- Guess you were seeing stars after that one, eh? -- Hurley Oakjaw

Slippers McGhee -- I OWN the Dark Arena -- Sasquatch Cowboy, King of Killers

Frankenslosh -- Get off your lazy arse and graduate already!  All of Talahya is 
waiting to witness me slap you around like the punk you really are!  After I'm done 
burying you I got a hot date with Kerry Bear, time to slap my bitch up! -- Sasquatch 
Cowboy, eager to add some more K's to his title!

Anazar -- You can't fade me, mang! -- Chingo Blingo

Lord Protector Sasquatch Cowboy -- Okay, so I forgot to talk to you about lands last 
cycle.  It's been a busy month, you know?  I forgot.  Besides, it's Chief Steward 
Haberstram's job, and anyway, we don't have any lands to give you.  Besides, your 
feet are too big.  I'm not sure how that comes into it, but it does.  It says so on 
this note I found:  "Do not offer him lands, because his feet are too big."  So there 
it is, you're stuck.  I guess you'll just have to go beat up some kobolds to get rid 
of the frustration. -- Arenamistress Ripples Dorrigan
P.S.  I don't know where Haberstram went, either.  Have you seen him?

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

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FALSE PROPHET was dealt death by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SECOND SON was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
GRIM overcame BUBBLEGUM TWO in a 2 minute veteran vs. beginner Bloodfeud match.
ORPHEUS bested LOKI in a popular 2 minute Challenge contest.
RIREMA defeated CAPTAIN INFESTO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Challenge match.
FRANKENSLOSH won victory over NIKITA in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
DONNA THE HUNTRESS narrowly defeated RAEM in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BLIND NIGHT was viciously subdued by BANANA GORILLA in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
WIND overpowered DAYCARE DIVA in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PROFESSOR GRIMES overpowered RAZIEL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
NORTHERN LIGHTS was overpowered by BLIND MAN in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CHINGO BLING was bested by DARK ANGEL in a 5 minute Challenge conflict.
CHRISTMAS TREE was overpowered by BLIND MADNESS in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
JACK HERER won victory over KNIGHT PROWLER in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
RIPEL handily defeated NASH in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
AIEL was devastated by ANAZAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
AYLA SECURA overpowered APOCALYPSE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
I.B. KLONIN savagely defeated SPEKTER in a 2 minute bloody veteran's match.
HELIX PRIME devastated SALLY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
CHESTER was savagely defeated by QUICKCLAW in a monotonous 24 minute gory duel.
HOOKFANG SHANKER was handily defeated by VELVET REVOLVER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CATFISH CHIA outlasted SCARRATT in a dull 8 minute veteran vs. novice match.
SERPENT OF OLD overpowered SKYE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SHANNON was savagely defeated by HERACLES in a exciting 1 minute gruesome bout.
THE APOSTLE outlasted HURLEY OAKJAW in a dull 15 minute gory duel.
ROYAL DRAGON overcame SWEET RAIN in a 4 minute bloody bout.
JASON outwaited TRASHCAN AVENGER in a tiring 14 minute bout.
THESEUS overpowered CRACK THE SKY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NESTOR overpowered PALE RIDER in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
SILVER PEARL assassinated KALISTAH in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
SHAR was narrowly defeated by BROOKLYN in a 2 minute novice's fray.
FUNKY COLD MEDINA devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         TOTAL PARRY       55 -  37 -  2      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         WALL OF STEEL     42 -  33 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        30 -  30 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         LUNGING ATTACK    67 -  74 -  5      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   45 -  61 -  5      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  33 -  1      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  19 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  59 -  1      26  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  19 -  0      21  |

Turn 493 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:

TOTAL PARRY        8 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  5         7  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  3     AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      FRANKENSLOSH 5901          20   7  0  124 HELTER SKELTER (256)
LUNGING ATTACK   NIKITA 6639                 8   3  1   99 BABES (416)
PARRY-LUNGE      SPEKTER 4921               10   6  0   62 KARNIVORZ (455)
AIMED BLOW       APOCALYPSE 6633             9   6  0   56 THE CRAFT (543)
STRIKING ATTACK  VELVET REVOLVER 6723        5   4  1   48 BLITZKRIEG (271)
WALL OF STEEL    BLIND NIGHT 6916            8   2  0   45 KAMIKAZI (533)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DONNA THE HUNTRESS 6307.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was DARK ANGEL 6937.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOKI 6712, 
RAEM 5956, RIREMA 6934, BANANA GORILLA 5276, BLIND MAN 6885, I.B. KLONIN 6408, 
KALISTAH 7030, BUBBLEGUM TWO 6981, NASH 7035, and HERACLES 6800.

The least popular fighter this week was QUICKCLAW 6962.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHESTER 4616, THE APOSTLE 6781, TRASHCAN AVENGER 319, JASON 6799, 
CATFISH CHIA 6773, HURLEY OAKJAW 6913, ROYAL DRAGON 6751, SILVER PEARL 4544, CRACK 
THE SKY 3940, and SHANNON 3902.