DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/24/2004    Duedate: 07/07/2004

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-450

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STEVEN SCIMITAR
EAGLES CLAW (47)
(38-4455) [10-0-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEVEN SCIMITAR                SLIM SLAM
EAGLES CLAW (47)               DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
(38-4455) [10-0-1,109]         (38-4481) [5-2-1,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORRIBIE                       BOB, ETERNAL,
JINDA-BAN (198)                SANDS OF TIME (371)
(38-4317) [18-29-1,86]         (38-4460) [7-0-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EAGLES CLAW (47)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOY O'S (388)               65
2. EAGLES CLAW (47)            28      ALL FINESSE (384)
3. SANDS OF TIME (371)         12      Unchartered Team
4. DENNY'S BKFAST (367)        10
5. FIRE DECK (394)             10      BOY O'S (388)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BOY O'S (388)              5   2  1 71.4   1/ 2 EAGLES CLAW (47)         10  3 0
 2/ 1 ALL FINESSE (384)        109  86  4 55.9   2/ 1*DENNY'S BKFAST (367)      7  6 1
 3/ 2*DENNY'S BKFAST (367)      21  17  1 55.3   3/ 0*BOY O'S (388)             4  1 1
 4/ 3 EAGLES CLAW (47)         631 552 55 53.3   4/ 6 JINDA-BAN (198)           4 11 0
 5/ 5 SANDS OF TIME (371)       35  34  0 50.7   5/ 3 SANDS OF TIME (371)       3  0 0
 6- 4 DARK TOADS (379)          38  37  3 50.7   6/ 8*SUPER BASH BROTHER (403)  3  3 0
 7/ 8*SUPER BASH BROTHER (403)   3   3  0 50.0   7/ 4*FIRE DECK (394)           3  5 0
 8/ 9 JINDA-BAN (198)          275 370  7 42.6   8/ 5 ALL FINESSE (384)         2  2 0
 9/10 THE LOST SOULS (94)      285 427 30 40.0   9- 7 DARK TOADS (379)          1  0 0
10/ 7*FIRE DECK (394)            4   7  0 36.4  10/ 9 THE LOST SOULS (94)       0  6 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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                                   HAMMERZ HERALD
             Death Fest Dada Data Edition/Diabolical Delarq Declaration
                                      by Hammer

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

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

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

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

     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Death Fest Host/
Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension Family in
DM 28

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #8 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Delarquan Edition

Old Valamantis:

     Smeds of Mordant and Shamu of Cliffhome, both Dwarves, drew off to the side from
the rest of the group.  Harvesting and transporting tons of ice from the peaks above
Khalhums was the kind of technical problem they relished, a true Dwarven sort of
problem.  Let the others worry about fighting resurrected wizards.
     "Can we quarry ice like stone?" Smeds wondered.  "There's always heat associated
with breaking rock, what if it melts the ice?"
     "It'd only melt some," Shamu guessed, "and we could stand that, especially if it
made things go a little faster.  And there are plenty of Dwarves in Khalhums who'd be
glad of a little work these days."
     "Closing the arena didn't close down the town!" Smeds protested.
     "Up to a point," Shamu agreed, squinting into the distance.  With the heat and
humidity over the Feyranse basin, the mountains weren't visible, but any Dwarf could
sense them.  Why, they probably weren't much more than a hundred miles away!  Well,
no more than two hundred, anyway.  "But how are we going to HAUL all that ice down
here before it melts?"
     "Wagons.  One thing that did drop to a trickle in the last couple of years is
trade through the mountains," Smeds answered.  "I've got friends up there, and I've
heard.  There are LOTS of carters eager for a load."
     "Right, and woodcutters in Caer who'd be glad to supply sawdust to pack it in, I
bet." Shamu agreed.  "We can do this!"

     "But I don't know ANYTHING about magic!" Lavender Lance of Illis was protesting,
again.
     "That's all right, I know lots about magic," Tensekai the Silver Mage said.  He
patted her back in what he hoped was a soothing manner.  "You've got something just
as good in a situation like this:  you're a lucky guesser.  Between my knowledge and
your luck, we should do well.  Now..." he glanced around at the other gladiators, Ka
D'Argo, Sputter, and Goblin, "you do all understand the plan?"
     "Kill everybody in Old Valamantis who isn't us," Goblin answered promptly.
     Ka D'Argo suppressed a sigh and glanced sideways at the gladiator from Kaltos.
To Tensekai, he said, "We're to secure the Bloodgames arena and a corridor of
approach, hold it till the ice gets here, keeping the wizards out."
     "It's the part about keeping the wizards out that worries me," Sputter of Dwes
Eg muttered.  "Easy to SAY that, but they're WIZARDS.  How are we supposed to stop
them?"

Xochithlan:

     There were no ruins around Xochithlan to rise up at the wizard's call, because
the modern city was the old city, continuously lived in for longer than most
Alastarian cities had existed.  There was, perhaps, a tendency for certain long-
buried residents to stir in their graves, but if any came out to walk the streets, it
was not immediately obvious.
     What was obvious was the forest.
     There had been a forest around Xochithlan for a long time, but it had been
burned away during the Rirorni War.  Replanting efforts had been ongoing for the last
eight years, but eight years is not long enough to bring back a major forest.  And
what surrounded the city now, pressing in against the walls and disturbing the newer
suburbs, was a major forest.
     Not, however, a forest such as the Xochithlani remembered.
     This was a Forest Primeval.
     This was a forest that might hide...anything.
     And according to the scholars of ancient texts consulted by King Feyen of
Xochithlan, it probably did.

     "But I don't trust gladiators!" King Feyen protested.  "Why should I give them
this important job?"
     "Because no one else will take it," Chancellor Leldys said.  "The merchants will
not set their guards to clearing the road, each one fears that the others will hold
back men and attack those who strip their Houses of defense."
     "The army, then," Feyen said.  "What do I pay them for, anyway?"
     "You pay them to defend Xochithlan and your dynasty, Sire.  We dare not set the
army to the task of clearing the road, thus leaving the palace defenses understrength
now, when your half-brother Ferhis is showing his teeth.  An army could be lost in
that Forest...or could change allegiance to avoid going into it.  No, gladiators are
your best resource for this.  Set them to clearing the Forest back from the road so
that we can resume our regular coming and going with the rest of the Federation--"
     The king scowled and stroked his thin mustache.  "I notice there hasn't been any
problem with THEM getting in contact with us--the Shagair."
     The chancellor shrugged.  "Their methods are not something I would recommend.
To use the old magic so freely...dangerous.  Very dangerous.  And surely you don't
want to see the Shagair as our only contact with the rest of the world!"
     "Well, they ARE our kin."
     "I have kin I wouldn't trust.  And the Shagairn ideas of what constitutes proper
payment for the Rirorni War Debt is not...."
     "Not something we can pay.  I know."  Feyen sighed.  "Oh, all right, we'll ask
the gladiators to clear the road.  Land grants for every ten-mile stretch cleared to
a bow-shot back on each side...."
     The chancellor blanched.  "Land grants?  Sire, you can't go handing out land as
though it was an endless resource!  You--"
     "SMALL landgrants, Leldys.  I am NOT an idiot, you know.  If you're thinking of
the unfortunate incident with the oryx and the lotus tank, I assure you that it was
all Tirisha's doing!"
     "And I believe you, of course," the chancellor murmured.  "But things would be
so much easier, Sire, if you had an heir--"
     "I am NOT going to get married just to make things easier for you," Feyen cut
in.  "There's plenty of time.  Let's think about getting the road cleared first."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 498): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 383): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 503): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 499): STANLEY'S CUP of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 498): FRIED TWINKIE of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 502): SERENGETI of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 499): PTI of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 494): LENNY BAXTER of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 485): HIS PROCTOLOGIST of DOC STEELE FAN CLUB (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 484): MAINE COON CAT of MEOW MIX (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 458): PINK BEAR of LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 449): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 196): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 436): GUNSLINGER of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 384): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 170): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 334): YOU of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 377): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 498): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 383): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 503): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 499): ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 498): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 502): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 499): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 494): PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 485): BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 484): CARNAGE CANARIES (Carnage Canary, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 458): SUICIDAL DREAMS (Bookie, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 449): DENNY'S BKFAST (T'Loi, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 196): ATMAN PROJECT (Kosmos, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 436): HIGHER PURPOSE (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 384): FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): THE MUPPETS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 170): ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 334): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 377): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 497): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 498): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 499): PTI of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 494): LENNY BAXTER of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 483): MR. TWISTER of IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 457): KATHLEEN of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 448): UHLEK of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 196): MISS CON DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 436): GUNSLINGER of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
               (turn 435): ANN ARTICHOKE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
                           YANKEE DAN of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail and well met, Cliffhome!  Awww, the sweet taste of victory and the throne is
Talon's to be had again.  Convicted Assassin, I'd like to say it was a great fight
and you taught me well, but you're an NPC and you suck.  Is there not one valiant
warrior in Talon's home arena that can challenge and take the throne away from him?
If not then I shall scream "VICTORY" 11 more turns before my invite to the fabled
land beyond Alastari....

Steven Scimitar

Talon's Gladiator Champion
Protector of the League Arcane

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out CLIFFHOME to 
see what's new.  Too bad, DENNY'S BKFAST, but EAGLES CLAW was just too good to be 
stopped.  Cut this out and put it in your scrapbooks, EAGLES CLAW!  'Cause they got 
4-1-0 and moved up to 1st!  MVP award for PINOCCHIO?  BOY O'S' proud of him after 
beating LORDLINGS OF YORE and getting 18 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  
VEGGIELETTE's match with FIGARO cost her a loss of 15 points!  Don't you think the 
Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think STEVEN SCIMITAR should let SUI GENERIS be 
Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team insists all 
their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  Like, is KORRIBIE popular, or 
what?  She was challenged the most in all of CLIFFHOME!  She's got a 18-29-1, is that 
good?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All CLIFFHOME ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Pinch me, I must be dreaming!!!  SLIM SLAM returns from the 
Dark Arena, maybe a "little upset" at his DENNY'S BKFAST teammates...  Fight, fight, 
fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  CLIFFHOME is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455         10   0  1   109       EAGLES CLAW (47)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451        10   2  1   103       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 TEDIOUS TED 4133             23  12  2    97       EAGLES CLAW (47)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORRIBIE 4317                18  29  1    86       JINDA-BAN (198)
 SUI GENERIS 4444             11   6  0    86       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOB, ETERNAL, 4460            7   0  0    66       SANDS OF TIME (371)
 CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979          16  10  0    58       THE LOST SOULS (94)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLIM SLAM 4481                5   2  1    54       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
 DINGIL BILL 4428             10  13  0    43       JINDA-BAN (198)
 JILESNASPEEDO 4146            6   2  0    38       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUNABOUT 4458                 7  10  0    33       JINDA-BAN (198)
 FIGARO 4340                   2   1  0    31       BOY O'S (388)
 AMOROUS ANDY 4464             4   0  0    30       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-DARK TYPHLOSION 4414          2   0  0    28       FIRE DECK (394)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREEDOM TOAST 4482            4   3  0    27       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
 CHARIZARD 4411                2   1  0    27       FIRE DECK (394)
 TETTNANGER 4064               6   7  0    25       THE LOST SOULS (94)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROOTIE TOOTIE 4483            4   3  0    21       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
 PINOCCHIO 4337                1   0  0    18       BOY O'S (388)
 SANTIAGO 4339                 1   0  1    13       BOY O'S (388)
 WALDO 4336                    1   0  0    12       BOY O'S (388)
 JACKY - VF 4496               1   2  0    11       SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)
 VEGGIELETTE 4149              2   4  0    10       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
 LORDLINGS OF YORE 4495        2   1  0     9       SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)
 MISS JULY 4263                2   1  0     7       THE LOST SOULS (94)
-HUMAN 4322                    1   1  0     7       DARK TOADS (379)
 HARANDUR 4484                 0   5  0     5       JINDA-BAN (198)
 D'ARK CATAAN 4513             0   1  0     1       THE LOST SOULS (94)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ROSADO 4338            0  1 0 BOY O'S 388           STONE GOLEM 26        450 NONE    
WURM KIN 27            0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SLIM SLAM 4481        450 NONE    
FEROCIOUS FRED 4470    1  2 0 EAGLES CLAW 47        STONE GOLEM 26        450 NONE    
ENTEI 4510             0  1 0 FIRE DECK 394         DARK CHAMPION 24      450 NONE    
PONYTA 4511            0  1 0 FIRE DECK 394         WURM KIN 27           450 NONE    
CLICKETTY BING 4509    1  2 0 JINDA-BAN 198         SANTIAGO 4339         450         
CLOCK O'DIAL 4348     14 19 2 JINDA-BAN 198         SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451 447         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bob, Eternal -- (panting)  I just couldn't lay a wheel on you, and the gods know I
TRIED. -- Runabout

Tedious Ted -- I wouldn't have minded a little tedium in that fight. -- Korribie

Slim Slam -- And not even a "thank you, ma'am," to go with it. -- Dingil Bill

Rootie Tootie -- I don't even want to know. -- Clicketty Bing

Lordlings of Yore -- Oh, heck.  Oh, heck.  Oh...ahem. -- Harandur
P.S.  Why don't you go back to Yore?  I'm sure somebody there is missing you.

Kurt -- Greetings, old friend. -- Jeff

Let's see if'n I can remember how to play this game. -- Stimpy, The Lost Souls

Dingil Bill -- Ah, your wit is charming.  How's this one--dead man. -- Slim, the soon
to be dearly departed

Runabout -- Hrm, is that what you were trying to do--get a view from every angle?  If
you like it so much I can tell you where to purchase your own.  Of course, being able
to fill it out this well is something that you can only be born with. -- Jiles,
remarking on speedos

Harandur -- I can't answer that at the risk of offending someone.  Needless to say,
it was tongue in cheek at the time my manager decided on it. -- Freedom Toast

Assur -- Maybe the next team should be named Beat Me Please? -- T'loi

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

16 June 2004
                             Death Fest Begins July 29/DM 59 T-172

     "You drive a hard bargain Hammer," responded Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul, "but the 
Gladiatorial Commission has agreed to re-open DM 58 Delarq Tor as a Slow Arena 
exclusively for a period of six months to those Death Fest contestants who fight 
their stables at least 67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death 
Fest; on the condition that at least 20 stables qualify for the Illis Iron Stable 
Award at the conclusion of the Death Fest and those qualifying managers send a New 
Stable to DM 58 Delarq Tor without Cannibalizing their participation in the other 
arenas where they have active stables!"
     Hammer felt a certain sense of satisfaction as he studied the ghoulish grin 
spreading across the face of Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul; proud Arena Master of the once 
dying Illis Arena, as the DM 59 Arena Authority signed the Gladiatorial Commission 
papers authenticating the arrangement agreed upon by the two parties presiding.
     "You and the Gladiatorial Commission also drive a hard bargain," Hammer replied 
as he reflected upon the prospects of Delarq Tor DM 58 being re-opened as a Slow 
Arena with at least 20 New Stables by the Managers who fight their stables at least 
67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death Fest. "I also notice the 
clause that for Delarq Tor to be open Exclusively for 6 months to the New Stables 
managed by the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners that there must be at least 15 stables 
Active each cycle. That is a fair bargain for the opportunity to battle for the 
Duelmaster Throne each of those six months before Other New Stables are allowed to 
enter Delarq Tor."
     This was a Golden Opportunity for both Veteran and Newbie Managers to pave a new 
frontier of Delarq history by qualifying their Death Fest stables in DM 59 with 67 
fights out of a possible 75; then for the price of running a stable in a Regular 
Arena, continuing to be Active in DM 59 and sending a New Team Roll Up to be a part 
of "History in the Making" when Delarq Tor would re-open for its First Turn as a Slow 
Arena on November 3rd, 2005.
     Death Fest would conclude on T-186 August 25th, 2005 allowing the Illis Iron 
Stable Award Winners enough time to be registered with the Gladiatorial Commission; 
whereupon they would be able to submit a New Team Roll Up to the GC to start a New 
Stable in Delarq Tor; be able to fight those New Gladiators in the Rookies 2005 Fall 
Mailer Tourney; then begin competing for the DM 58 Duelmasters Throne in Delarq Tor 
right out of the gate with the November 3rd 2005 T-1 Debut Opening Round.
     Hammer of the First Part had also negotiated with Lord Na-Zul of the Second Part 
an agreement that All 10 Dark Arena Monsters and 17 NPCs Characters be re-named by 
the Top Ten Death Fest Finishers. [See DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by 
Hammer for the complete listing of Dark Arena Monsters/NPCs and the Official Death 
Fest Designation for which Top Ten Finishers re-name which characters!]
     Lord Na-Sul could not hide his delight at the prospects of Death being re-
delivered to his once dying arena during the Delarq Death Fest; the DM 59 Arena 
Master agreed that these Death Fest Prizes were but a Small Exchange in Comparison to 
the Profits to be made by the local Illis business merchants and surrounding 
community from the Anticipated Influx into Illis by the Veteran and Newbie 
Managers/Gladiators/Stables seeking to make History in the Delarq Death Fest.
     Nor could Hammer conceal his jubilation regarding the Call Across Alistari being 
Answered to Cross Blades and Match Wits with the Devious, the Diabolical, the 
Dangerous and the Down Challenging who were being drawn to the Delarq Death Fest to 
Fulfill their Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     REMEMBER: Death Fest begins July 29th T-172 with 25 points being awarded to 
those who write a minimum 15 paragraph Team Spotlight [including Stable Name & 
Managerial Alias in the Storyline!] for the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter [So Make Sure HAL 
Does Not Eat any Lengthy Sentences that are Emailed without Proper Formatting; and 
the RSI Typist has Plenty of Time to Type Any Hand Written Spotlights; Lest Ye 
Discover 0 Points Awarded for a Missing or Incomplete T-172 Team Spotlight!]
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"  -- Hammer/Death Fest 
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension 
Family in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SLIM SLAM viciously butchered WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FEROCIOUS FRED was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
ROSADO was slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
ENTEI was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
PONYTA was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
BOB, ETERNAL, devastated CRAPOLA CRAYON in a popular 3 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
MISS JULY was overpowered by FREEDOM TOAST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
STEVEN SCIMITAR overpowered SUI GENERIS in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
SYSTEM OF A DOWN vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
TEDIOUS TED won victory over KORRIBIE in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
JILESNASPEEDO luckily beat CHARIZARD in a popular 4 minute gory melee.
DINGIL BILL subdued TETTNANGER in a 2 minute match.
RUNABOUT was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
AMOROUS ANDY subdued ROOTIE TOOTIE in a 4 minute match.
VEGGIELETTE was devastated by FIGARO in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CLICKETTY BING was easily killed by SANTIAGO in a 3 minute uneven fight.
HARANDUR was overpowered by WALDO in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
LORDLINGS OF YORE was overcome by PINOCCHIO in a 4 minute amateur's bout.
JACKY - VF devastated D'ARK CATAAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        19 -   6 -  1      76  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  16 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 450 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455       10   0  1  109 EAGLES CLAW (47)
AIMED BLOW       SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451      10   2  1  103 EAGLES CLAW (47)
WALL OF STEEL    TEDIOUS TED 4133           23  12  2   97 EAGLES CLAW (47)
TOTAL PARRY      CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979        16  10  0   58 THE LOST SOULS (94)
STRIKING ATTACK  SLIM SLAM 4481              5   2  1   54 DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KORRIBIE 4317.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BOB, ETERNAL, 4460.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHARIZARD 4411, 
LORDLINGS OF YORE 4495, KORRIBIE 4317, SLIM SLAM 4481, SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451, TEDIOUS 
TED 4133, DINGIL BILL 4428, ROSADO 4338, FREEDOM TOAST 4482, and ROOTIE TOOTIE 4483.

The least popular fighter this week was CLICKETTY BING 4509.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were D'ARK CATAAN 4513, HARANDUR 4484, SANTIAGO 4339, VEGGIELETTE 
4149, TETTNANGER 4064, SUI GENERIS 4444, MISS JULY 4263, ENTEI 4510, PINOCCHIO 4337, 
and AMOROUS ANDY 4464.