Date   : 05/22/2004    Duedate: 06/04/2004


DM-42    TURN-434

This Weeks Top Honors


(42-1587) [17-20-2,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           MEMPHIS MAFIA (367)
(42-4048) [15-7-0,110]         (42-4113) [3-3-1,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GUNSLINGER                     GEORGE STARK
KING'S KREW (151)              KING'S KREW (151)
(42-1587) [17-20-2,108]        (42-1589) [18-22-0,98]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FLAGG'S FIVE (213)          50
2. KING'S KREW (151)           30      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. CLOWNING AROUND (354)       14      Unchartered Team
4. HIGHER PURPOSE (363)        11

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     271 192 16 58.5   1/ 2 DELVERS (154)            10  5 1
 2/ 2 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     35  27  0 56.5   2/ 3 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)        9  6 0
 3/ 0 I'M SO SEXY (332)         62  64  1 49.2   3/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      7  6 0
 4/ 3 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       163 170  9 48.9   4/ 4*HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      5  5 0
 5/ 4*HIGHER PURPOSE (363)       9  11  2 45.0   5/ 7 KING'S KREW (151)         5  9 0
 6/ 5 DELVERS (154)            335 457  6 42.3   6/ 5 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     4  4 0
 7/ 7 KING'S KREW (151)         64 114  2 36.0   7/ 6*MEMPHIS MAFIA (367)       2  6 2
 8/ 6*MEMPHIS MAFIA (367)        8  15  3 34.8   8/ 0*SOUTH SIDE BULLOCK (369)  1  4 0
 9/ 0*SOUTH SIDE BULLOCK (369)   1   4  0 20.0   9/ 0 I'M SO SEXY (332)         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

     Flagg was being dragged by the wrist down a tunnel.  The man doing the dragging 
was Doone.  He had brought Flagg to this series of caves, mines, and tunnels for his 
own protection.  Apparently, someone was trying to kill him.  Doone had came back 
from the Isle, just in time, to save his manager's life.  An Aruaki Werecat had 
tracked him down and tried to poison him with a poison dart.  Fortunately for Flagg 
he had grown some resistance to the tracker's choice of poison.  Now here they were, 
winding their way around and through caves and mine shafts, Flagg absent mindedly 
reaching out every now and again to mark the cave walls with an invisible mark only 
he could see.
     "Really, I don't understand why we have to go running down here.  I would have 
been fine back at the guild house." Flagg complained.
     "You are a marked man now.  You're not safe anywhere." Doone stated simply.
     Doone caught the faint glow of light ahead in the  tunnel they were traversing 
and motioned for Flagg to stay still while he went ahead to check it out.  He 
cautiously crept forward, slowly, ensuring silence.  His manager didn't do as he was 
told and made his own way forward, keeping the warrior in eyesight.  There appeared 
to be another path or hole in the wall where the light was coming from.  Doone moved 
himself into a position to where he could observe the area without himself being 
seen.  The warrior shook his head and motioned for the manager to move forward to 
him.  Flagg did so and when he got alongside Doone he looked at what had caused the 
warrior to shake his head.  Flagg scratched his head in amazement.  There was SUAVE!  
Pen clutched in one hand, sweat dripping from his forehead as he scribbled feverishly 
on some thick parchment.  Soon his work increased to a frantic pace and smoke began 
to rise from the parchment.  Quickly he grabbed some dark powder from next to his 
work area and threw it on the parchment.  An even blacker smoke arose and an eerie 
green fire erupted on the parchment.  Suave grabbed the parchment and threw it on the 
floor of the cave.  The green fire rose in height and width and unbelievably began to 
take the form of a man!
     Flagg decided they had seen enough of Suave's secret creation process and tugged 
at Doone in order to back track down the tunnel and find an alternate path.  As they 
walked away they heard Suave intone, "You're my newest warrior!  I shall name you..." 
and his voice faded as they gained distance from Suave's creation lair.
     They had wandered seemingly aimless for another hour or so when Doone grabbed 
Flagg and tugged him up next to him.  "We are here" the warrior announced.
     "Here" was a cave wall that blocked their path.  To the manager's amazement 
Doone touched the wall and a hidden portion slid away to reveal a brightly lit inner 
chamber.  Flagg had to shield his eyes to keep from being blinded by the brilliance 
of the light coming from within.  When his eyes had adjusted he stepped back in 
shock.  In a room filled with gold and jewel-encrusted treasure sat a beast he had 
met before.  The green and black dragon he thought he had destroyed and recently saw 
flying over Rodeki.
     It beckoned the pair into chamber.  "Would-be slayer, you would not be here if 
not for a greater evil threatening us both," the green dragon with black spikes 
     Then another shock came for Flagg, something that would make him wonder if 
anyone in this cursed land stayed dead and if he truly was a crazy mad man.  A 
familiar voice and a turn to see who had spoken it caused Flagg to promptly fall back 
on his haunches.
     "My friend, Gazrek, the dragon is correct Flagg.  There is indeed danger that 
threatens us all," the man spoke.  All Flagg could do was stare in disbelief. His
mentor, the man who tried to kill him after his arrival in Rodeki, the man Flagg had 
killed in his early delusional years, the man who had never really existed stood 
across from him.
     Lukthane had returned.

                         (*===*===*) (*===*===*) (*===*===*)

     "I'm in charge here!" the Dwarf known as Adabemis & Balmador said dismissing the 
creaking suggestions from the Iron Golem.  "Take your White Wyrm and head to the 
crest of this mountain.  There you will find a large hole descending into the 
mountain.  Wait there and have your Wyrm ready to do battle.  When we flush them out, 
strike with your beast!" the Dwarf commanded.
     The Iron Golem raised itslef onto the back of the Wyrm and with a great gust of 
wind caused by the flapping of its wings, the pair lifted into the air and began to 
fly up, towards their intended position.
     Adabemis & Balmador turned towards the group of militia men flanking him.  
"You're all gladiators and we're going after a warrior and his manager.  Don't think 
this will be an easy fight," and with that the Dwarf began to lead them into the 
     When he came to the first intersection he reached into a bag that had been given 
to him from the Lady in Black.  He retrieved a small pouch of dust.  Placing a small 
amount in his palm he blew it at each wall until he found what he was looking for.  
In front of him was the palm print of Flagg, glowing with magical energy as the dust 
coated it.
     "This is going to be easier than I thought," the Dwarf said and then motioned 
for the gladiators to follow.

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

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 495): SMEDS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 380): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 500): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 496): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 495): FRIED TWINKIE of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 499): ZEP of IRON BROTHERS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 496): GOOBATRON of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 491): VAPID VANNA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 482): PARALLAX of MAD SCIENTISTS (Neon Necromancer, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 481): MR. TWISTER of IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 455): HALO 14 of BLIND HYPOCRISY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 446): UHLEK of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 432): ANN ARTICHOKE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 381): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 181): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 169): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 146): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 374): LARGE SPINNY GUY of DIABLO TOO from TI (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 495): KING'S TEN (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 380): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 500): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 496): SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 495): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 499): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 496): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 491): DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (Assamite, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 482): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 481): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 455): KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 446): DENNY'S BKFAST (T'Loi, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 432): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 381): FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 181): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 169): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 331): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 146): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 499): MEDUSA of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                (turn 498): RED FUSION of IT'S NEW! (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 496): GOOBATRON of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
                           SUGARBEET of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
               (turn 495): HOOSIER DADDY of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
                           JERICO of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 482): MORROCCO MOLE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
                            TALON of GET OUTTA MY WAY (Floyd, mgr.)
                            HO HUM HO of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                (turn 481): DALLAS of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): GLIMMOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
                  (turn 445): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): TAMMY FAYE of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 432): GATE WITCH of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 331): SPENCER of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
                   (turn 330): AKLAR of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Yankee Dan, my boy, you dance well (especially considering the shoes you're 
wearing), but not quite well enough.  You need to work on the "long forms" more.  And 
I have no doubt that we'll meet again so that I can judge your development!

                                        Ann Artichoke

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly RODEKI games.  Former top team COLOR ME SUAVE was 
unseated this week as DELVERS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-2-0 record for the round.  My praise to FLAGG'S FIVE for their 4-1-0 week this time 
out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  VIRTUOS VIXEN 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested 1977 
AMC MATADOR and was awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, VIRTUOS VIXEN put down 1977 AMC MATADOR, causing him to lose 11 points 
of recognition in the process.  As is fitting, the most sought after warrior on the 
challenge boards this week was none other than Duelmaster ANN ARTICHOKE herself.  Who 
here was not present for the title fight this week as GUNSLINGER boldly challenged 
ANN ARTICHOKE in order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  The city has turned out 
in honor of GUNSLINGER, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the 
highest position in the city!  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 RODEKI.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in RODEKI these 
days is HIGHER PURPOSE.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Apparently the stalwarts of FLAGG'S FIVE are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  A match that raised a few 
eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that CRIX BREMOORE posted a challenge 
against the more highly recognized BOZO.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand 
CRIX BREMOORE won victory over BOZO.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of 
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in RODEKI as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUNSLINGER 1587              17  20  2   108       KING'S KREW (151)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIMPY TWO-SCREWS 4048        15   7  0   110       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 YANKEE DAN 4019              21   8  0    99       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 GEORGE STARK 1589            18  22  0    98       KING'S KREW (151)
 ANN ARTICHOKE 3984           22  13  0    93       DELVERS (154)
 EL RIPPOFF 3992              18  15  0    91       DELVERS (154)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024           17  10  0    82       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 STUPID SEXY FLANDERS 3836    11   7  0    77       I'M SO SEXY (332)
 SUSHEE SU 3983               13  22  0    69       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN ROSE 3985               12  23  0    66       DELVERS (154)
 VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092            7   2  0    65       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 BOZO 4016                    11  18  0    63       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 CRIX BREMOORE 4091            6   3  1    62       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEON NECROBOOKIE 4113         3   3  1    52       MEMPHIS MAFIA (367)
 1977 AMC MATADOR 4116         6   1  0    41       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 THE MOLE 4118                 6   0  1    35       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BREW-HA-HA 4114               2   2  1    31       MEMPHIS MAFIA (367)
-RIGHT-WING PIMP 4111          2   2  1    29       MEMPHIS MAFIA (367)
 MASUMII 4117                  4   2  0    27       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 ADASHIR 4088                  2   2  0    26       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 ALARIC 4086                   3   1  0    25       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 BEN MEARS 3280                6   6  0    24       KING'S KREW (151)
-DENNIS RODMAN 3849            5   9  0    24       I'M SO SEXY (332)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RONALD MCDONALD 4041          2   0  0    21       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 NESSA 4090                    2   2  1    13       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 MIYAGI'S MIATA 4130           1   0  0    10       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-J.T. MONEY$$ 4110             1   3  0     6       MEMPHIS MAFIA (367)
 NIKIAS 4138                   1   0  0     6       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
-MR. MACKEY 3888               1   0  0     6       I'M SO SEXY (332)
 MALLOW 4134                   1   0  0     6       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 BLAZING BLUR 4136             1   0  0     5       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 DR. HOOK 4125                 1   2  0     5       KING'S KREW (151)
-BADUNKADUNK 4119              0   4  0     4       MEMPHIS MAFIA (367)
 TORTURE KING 4128             0   2  0     2       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 DUCEM 4133                    0   1  0     1       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 DEVERS 4135                   0   1  0     1       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 BAYTA 4132                    0   1  0     1       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 SELDON 4131                   0   1  0     1       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 CRAPTACULAR 4129              0   1  0     1       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HAIRLIP BOMBSHEL 4067  3 10 1 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    BREW-HA-HA 4114       432         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ANGEL 4139             0  1 0 HIGHER PURPOSE 363    MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     434 NONE    
DARIUS 4087            1  2 1 HIGHER PURPOSE 363    THE MOLE 4118         433         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bozo -- Well, drat.  I go to slice-and-dice a clown, and there's nothing THERE.  It's 
all hot air. -- Sushee Su

Gunslinger -- You... you shot me! -- El Rippoff
P.S.  Horrors.

Crix Bremoore -- Ah, yes, of course.  A newly enrolled student in the Rose Academy of 
Duelling, aren't you? -- John Rose

Darius -- Well, darn.  I hadn't intended to send you in pursuit of your higher 
purpose quite so, er, suddenly. -- The Mole
P.S.  Did your manager curse you, sending you out with no armor and a weapon you 
can't use?
P.P.S.  Yes, okay, of course he cursed you, but did he do it deliberately?

Flagg -- I've had problems in the pigeon loft, but my lightning pigeons should be 
flying again now.  I think.  You have my e-ddress, right? -- Harby
P.S.  Nothing up my sleeve but my arm, as they say.
P.P.S.  And a couple of daggers.
P.P.P.S.  And a throwing-star or three.
P.P.P.P.S.  And five watches set to different time zones/universes.

Farnham -- Let's try this again: WELCOME to Rodeki!!! -- Flagg

Farnham -- Oh and by the way, don't let Assur's guys give you any worries. They 
really are puds.  Well, technically they are puds, since they are only slightly 
better than mine. -- Flagg

Hmmmmph!  Boy, isn't that embarassing.  GW losing to Mountain Troll in her induction 
fight. -- Flagg

Suave -- Read the team spotlight I wrote this turn, you're in it. *GRIN* -- Flagg

Yankee Dan -- You've got to do something about that Ann Artichoke chick.  I mean, I 
beat her! -- Gate Witch #2, who decided to stick around and be a "team advisor" for 

1977 AMC Matador -- A few more turns under my belt and the results will most 
definetly be different! -- Masumii

I'm tired of these Dangerous Criminals!  They are hardly dangerous!  Perhaps if they 
sent out Non-Violent Offender Criminals a gal might get a little nervous -- Virtuos 

Alaric -- Don't be proud of yourself. I'm another of Flagg's experiments.  If he 
decides to keep me then it will be torture not to DA me. -- Torture King

John Rose -- Sheesh.  Maybe in a couple of turns we'll try that again. -- Crix 

Assurmcdonaldscopyrightinfringingburpenheimer -- I'll take #4 super sized with a 
coke, please. -- Flagg

Bookie -- Hmmmmm... I'll be back in 36 in another turn or two.  Gotta make sure the 
lights stay on. -- Flagg

King Ralph -- Challenge the "Torture King" while he's around.  Kill him for me, so I 
don't feel guilty for DA'ing him. -- Flagg

     Oh, sure, you want somebody ELSE to do your dirty work!

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANGEL was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ADASHIR was subdued by THE MOLE in a 3 minute brutal Bloodfeud melee.
GUNSLINGER defeated ANN ARTICHOKE in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title duel.
NEON NECROBOOKIE was bested by JOHN ROSE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CRIX BREMOORE demolished BOZO in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge competition.
NESSA was defeated by MASUMII in a exciting 1 minute Challenge struggle.
YANKEE DAN devastated SUSHEE SU in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
LIMPY TWO-SCREWS handily defeated STUPID SEXY FLANDERS in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GEORGE STARK viciously subdued FUZZY BUZZCUT in a 2 minute veteran's duel.
EL RIPPOFF overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
1977 AMC MATADOR was overpowered by VIRTUOS VIXEN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RONALD MCDONALD demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BEN MEARS was bested by ALARIC in a 3 minute veteran vs. amateur upset battle.
DR. HOOK narrowly defeated CRAPTACULAR in a tiring 7 minute amateur's conflict.
TORTURE KING was defeated by MALLOW in a 1 minute beginner's struggle.
MIYAGI'S MIATA handily defeated DUCEM in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SELDON was viciously subdued by BLAZING BLUR in a tiresome 13 minute novice's brawl.
BAYTA was beaten by MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's bout.
DEVERS was defeated by NIKIAS in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  12 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  14 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  18 -  0      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  19 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  20 -  3      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  18 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  15 -  0      25  |

Turn 434 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LIMPY TWO-SCREWS 4048      15   7  0  110 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      YANKEE DAN 4019            21   8  0   99 CLOWNING AROUND (354)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ANN ARTICHOKE 3984         22  13  0   93 DELVERS (154)
BASHING ATTACK   FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024         17  10  0   82 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
AIMED BLOW       STUPID SEXY FLANDERS 3836  11   7  0   77 I'M SO SEXY (332)
SLASHING ATTACK  CRIX BREMOORE 4091          6   3  1   62 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
WALL OF STEEL    1977 AMC MATADOR 4116       6   1  0   41 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-STRIKE     THE MOLE 4118               6   0  1   35 DELVERS (154)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GUNSLINGER 1587.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GEORGE STARK 1589.  The ten other most popular fighters were YANKEE DAN 4019, 

The least popular fighter this week was CRAPTACULAR 4129.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SELDON 4131, BEN MEARS 3280, DR. HOOK 4125, DEVERS 4135, BAYTA 
3836, and TORTURE KING 4128.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VULTUREMAN 3394 (121-41-4)             5  3  0         LEGENDS OF STEELE    
ANGRY CALLER 3170 (127-59-5)           1  4  0         LEGENDS OF STEELE    
BLUE ZIG 3078 (72-76-6)                1  4  0         ALL YOUR BASE        
TAIL BANDIT 2097 (78-43-2)             1  4  0         TAIL BANDITS         

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DOONE 1183 (57-43-5)                   3  3  0         FLAGG 16             
CONSTANCE 3875 (20-25-2)               0  5  0         FLAGG'S FIVE         
JANET RENO 3823 (34-49-1)              0  3  0         I'M SO SEXY          
RODEKI RAMBLER 1158 (35-56-0)          0  5  0         FLAGG 16             

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DARK ORIGIN 2770 (27-17-0)             6  3  0         GUARDIAN'S SLAVES    

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK CYCLOPS 3344 (39-55-2)          10  3  0         BLACK ODYSSEY        
PUDDING PARADE 3902 (24-10-0)          1  3  0         COLOR ME SUAVE       

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOZO 4016 (10-16-0)                    2  3  0         CLOWNING AROUND      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE SHOCKER 3917 (0-0-0)               8  3  0         JOLLY'S MOVES        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BILLY JOEL 4080 (0-0-0)                6  3  0         BIG COUNTRY II       
VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092 (4-2-0)             1  3  0         FLAGG'S FIVE         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BILLY BOB 4083 (0-0-0)                 3  3  0         BIG COUNTRY II       
MASUMII 4117 (2-1-0)                   3  3  0         FLAGG'S FIVE         
NEON NECROBOOKIE 4113 (2-1-0)          1  3  0         MEMPHIS MAFIA        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RONALD MCDONALD 4041 (0-0-0)           6  3  1         CLOWNING AROUND      
STAB THE BUILDER 4104 (0-0-0)          3  3  0         DARK SIDE OF TV LAND 

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MR. WRINKLE-FREE 3880 (37-28-4)        3  3  0         COLOR ME SUAVE       
PORK CHOP JUKEBOX 3943 (34-14-1)       1  3  0         COLOR ME SUAVE       

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRIX BREMOORE 4091 (4-2-1)             0  3  0         FLAGG'S FIVE         

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MISS FORTUNE 2478 (1-3-0)              0  3  0         TAIL BANDITS         

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BIG BILL BROONZY 4102 (0-0-0)          0  3  0         MO' BETTER BLUES     
SAVAGE PATCH KID 4108 (0-0-0)          0  3  0         DARK SIDE OF TV LAND