DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/26/2004    Duedate: 06/22/2004

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-217

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCORPIUS
KNIGHT BREED (403)
(45-3752) [12-2-0,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCORPIUS                       GOAT
KNIGHT BREED (403)             VENDETTA INC. (463)
(45-3752) [12-2-0,134]         (45-4012) [6-0-0,70]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUNFLASH                       GARGLE SPEW
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          EMETICS (406)
(45-3474) [24-16-1,105]        (45-3902) [10-7-1,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MOJO P@TROL (451)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. A DEAL'S DEAL (457)         48
2. MOJO P@TROL (451)           40      MIKES MORGUE (460)
3. SUPERIOR FORCES (310)       30      Unchartered Team
4. VENDETTA INC. (463)         26
5. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       26      VENDETTA INC. (463)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*P.A.C. (462)              21  10  1 67.7   1/ 1 MOJO P@TROL (451)        11  4 0
 2- 3 DYNASTIC (433)            71  43  3 62.3   2/ 4 DARQUE FORCES (428)       9  5 0
 3/ 2 MIKES MORGUE (460)        30  20  1 60.0   3/ 8*VENDETTA INC. (463)       9  6 1
 4/ 5 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)    88  69  5 56.1   4/ 7 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     7  2 0
 5/ 7 MOJO P@TROL (451)         43  36  2 54.4   5/15 A DEAL'S DEAL (457)       6  9 1
 6/ 6 DARQUE FORCES (428)      131 113  7 53.7   6/ 5 MYTH TAKES (458)          6  9 0
 7/ 8 KNIGHT BREED (403)        33  30  0 52.4   7-11 PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)     5  5 0
 8- 9 PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)     63  60  4 51.2   8/ 6 MIKES MORGUE (460)        5  7 0
 9/ 0 AVID FANS (65)           114 109 10 51.1   9/ 3 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)    5 10 1
10/11 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     37  36  0 50.7  10- 2*P.A.C. (462)              4  3 0
11/13*VENDETTA INC. (463)       15  15  1 50.0  11/16 KNIGHT BREED (403)        3  2 0
12-10*CARTELLEVISSION (468)      5   5  1 50.0  12- 9 DYNASTIC (433)            3  2 0
13/14 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     92 107  2 46.2  13/14 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     3 12 1
14/15 EMETICS (406)             58  68  2 46.0  14-10*CARTELLEVISSION (468)     2  3 0
15/12 MYTH TAKES (458)          25  30  1 45.5  15/13 EMETICS (406)             2  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/16 A DEAL'S DEAL (457)       23  37  2 38.3  16/ 0 AVID FANS (65)            1  4 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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                                UNITED AT NORTH FORK

     Goat took a large dollop of goat cheese and spread it on a piece of rye bread.
He then shoved the whole thing down his throat and chased it with a tankard full of
goat milk.  Wiping his mouth with the back of his hand, he began to bellow for Voo-
Doo.  A nearby dwarf lifted his head from his table, held his hands over his ears and
glared evilly at the barbarian.  Goat simply smiled and was once again grateful that
goat milk wiped out hangovers.
     The boys had stayed at one of North Fork's finest inns, "The Bogside Bistro,"
and the accommodations had been exquisite.  Goat had been up for over an hour and was
becoming impatient.
     "Where is that damnable Voo-Doo?" he thought.
     Just then he saw the stark white of body paint out of the corner of his eye, as
Voo-Doo came down the stairs with that repulsive she-thing on his arm.  The karragit
seemed quite taken with her new beau, and her fawning, preening attitude almost was
enough to cause Goat to regurgitate his breakfast.  Voo-Doo also had a large smile on
his face and strangely his friend was wearing his voodoo doll from a leather thong
around his neck and his bag was nowhere in sight.  Then a flash of blue became
visible against the verdure skin of the female and Goat realized that Voo-Doo had
given the wench his bag.  This could be serious.
     Voodoo walked over to Goat, his arm around the karragit and introduced her.
"Goat, this is Marais and she will be traveling with us!"
     Just then Marais flicked her tongue out (it must have been 14 inches long) and
licked Voo-Doo on the ear.  Voodoo smiled in pleasure, as Goat rolled his eyes.
     Marais led Voo-Doo outside and Goat followed.  The barbarian, whose intelligence
belied his great size and demeanor realized that in order for this quest to succeed,
he would have to take a back seat to Voo-Doo and the very concept seemed ludicrous to
him.
     It soon became apparent that Marais was to be their only guide and that she and
Voo-Doo seemed to be very much in love.
     "Damn, that ABRAXIS.  Damn that CFH.  How could they have sent the mighty Goat
on such a mission?"
     He began to check his gear and prepare for the swamp.
     Marais produced some creatures that appeared to be a cross between lizards and
horses.  These creatures had webbed fingers and toes just like she did.  They
appeared to be well suited to the swamp.  Well, this trip might not be so bad if only
his companions would stop with the mushy crap.
     There were four of the creatures, one for each to use for a mount, and one to
use for a pack animal.  So they saddled their mounts, loaded their gear and set off
into the swamp.

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                              STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
                                   Final Standings

1.  Mike's Morgue        219
2.  Mordred's Madmen     191
3.  Myth Takes           181
4.  Mojo P@trol          169
5.  PAC                  158
6.  Pendragon Cycle      156
7.  Dynastic             150
8.  Darque Forces        142
9.  Emetics              119
10. Superior Forces      118
11. Vendetta Inc.        114
12. A Deal's A Deal       92

     Mike's Morgue holds off a last minute charge from Mordred's Madmen to win the
second Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse.  Congratulations to all teams for an exciting
contest.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

It didn't take me very long to reach the top of the arena, but it was not an easy
journey.  I have no idea who I am challenging this time out because none of the
matches are really to my favor.  I believe we will let fate decide.  May the throne
go to the strongest!

Your Duelmaster (can I say that or did WOTC buy that too?),

Scorpius
Knight Breed
Soldier of the Cartel

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of STORMCROWE.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  He who laughs last 
didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe P.A.C..  Last week they 
got 0-0-0 to drop by 8!  Good things come to those who fight well, as SUPERIOR FORCES 
can attest, moving up by 3.  Practice pays for SUNFLASH, who pummelled SHARLA MANSON, 
to pocket 20 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice 
more, after losing 11 points to PYROTECHNICS.  (Discrete enough, BOMBSHELL?) The 
arena was more crowded than usual this time, as ALICE OSBORNE faced STORMCROWE's 
Duelmaster.  SCORPIUS successfully staved off a grab for the roses by ALICE OSBORNE 
of MORDRED'S MADMEN.  Does STORMCROWE have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  
Word has it one team in STORMCROWE is taking speech lessons to try to bore their 
opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in STORMCROWE avoid MIKES MORGUE.  The warriors of MIKES 
MORGUE found their efforts at combat frustrated as VENDETTA INC. apparently had more 
important things to do than fight.  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and DOOR 
# 3 is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't A DEAL'S DEAL proud!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Alas, poor SHARLA 
MANSON.  We all know MORDRED'S MADMEN's retirement plan isn't the best in the world.  
SUNFLASH, may you be as missed when your time comes.  Charity is unknown in 
STORMCROWE, and rightly so.  MYTH TAKES exacted their revenge against VENDETTA INC..  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in STORMCROWE would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Do not 
despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCORPIUS 3752                12   2  0   134       KNIGHT BREED (403)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARILYN 3712                 21  22  2   124       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 HOT LIPS 3743                17   4  0   106       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 SUNFLASH 3474                24  16  1   105       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 ZINDELLA AZRON 3898          11   5  0   101       MOJO P@TROL (451)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SMELL OF IT 3564         11  18  1    98       EMETICS (406)
-TWIGS 4003                    7   0  0    97       P.A.C. (462)
-MING 3755                    13  10  1    94       DYNASTIC (433)
 ALICE OSBORNE 3970            8   4  1    93       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-HAPSBURG 3754                17   6  0    92       DYNASTIC (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARGLE SPEW 3902             10   7  1    90       EMETICS (406)
 MOTHER 3741                  13   8  1    88       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-32ND PTOLEMAIC 3940           8   4  0    87       DYNASTIC (433)
 NORA BATES 3883              10  10  0    82       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 DAGORA SAVON 3896            10   6  1    79       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 THE BEER VENDOR 1975         16  14  1    75       AVID FANS (65)
 MYTHING LINK 3972             8   3  0    74       MYTH TAKES (458)
-PLANTAGENET 3756             15   8  0    71       DYNASTIC (433)
 GOAT 4012                     6   0  0    70       VENDETTA INC. (463)
 CONVULSIVE HURL 3563          5  23  0    70       EMETICS (406)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORM SERPENT 2416           13   7  0    57       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE STATISTICIAN 2309        12  14  0    54       AVID FANS (65)
 SHARD 3507                   10  20  1    51       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 TEARSA 3954                   7   4  1    51       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 VOR'EIV TAVERS 3916           8   7  0    47       MOJO P@TROL (451)
-USURIOUS 3989                 7   3  0    47       MIKES MORGUE (460)
 MYTH OLOGY 3975               6   5  0    47       MYTH TAKES (458)
-SCOURGE 3987                  7   1  0    44       MIKES MORGUE (460)
 DEATH FOG 4017                6   2  0    44       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
-CHUCKY MOHAWK II 4001         7   2  0    43       MIKES MORGUE (460)
 A TALENT SCOUT 3950           5   2  0    42       AVID FANS (65)
-RAYNOR 3549                   7   5  0    40       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 PYROTECHNICS 4018             8   0  0    39       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
-KERRIGAN 3545                 7   5  0    39       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 THE JANITOR 2545              6   8  0    39       AVID FANS (65)
-GALAHAD 4002                  6   3  0    38       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
 BOMBSHELL 3914                8   6  1    35       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JILTED JILL 4013              4   5  0    33       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
-GOLDEN ACES 4006              4   1  0    33       P.A.C. (462)
 MASTER DARQUE 4008            3   3  1    32       VENDETTA INC. (463)
 NEAR MYTH 3973                5   6  1    31       MYTH TAKES (458)
 COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951       4   3  0    31       AVID FANS (65)
 CONCERTINA 3965               6   6  0    26       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
-ARTHUR 3982                   5   6  0    26       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
 DOOR # 3 3966                 4   8  1    26       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KICKAPOOS 4039                4   0  0    23       P.A.C. (462)
-TOKUNGAWA 4043                3   0  0    23       DYNASTIC (433)
-ZEBRAS 4007                   2   4  1    23       P.A.C. (462)
 SWINGANDAMYTH 3971            4   7  0    21       MYTH TAKES (458)
-VIKINGS 4004                  4   2  0    20       P.A.C. (462)
 WALRUS 3995                   3   8  0    20       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 C.F.H. 4009                   2   4  0    20       VENDETTA INC. (463)
-KANGA RUTH 4060               2   0  1    19       CARTELLEVISSION (468)
 FIRE HAWK 4011                2   4  0    19       VENDETTA INC. (463)
 FRANCINE KRUGER 4015          3   5  0    18       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 BROMO 4082                    2   0  0    17       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 FLAMIN FLORRIE 4090           1   0  1    14       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
-INFLATABLE INGA 4062          1   1  0    14       CARTELLEVISSION (468)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABRAXIS II 4075               1   1  0    13       VENDETTA INC. (463)
-BO BEACHED WHALE 4059         1   1  0    12       CARTELLEVISSION (468)
 TESS BUNDY 4038               2   4  1    11       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
-KAY 4063                      1   1  0    11       PENDRAGON CYCLE (426)
 KOTHAS JAPFIN 4031            2   4  0    10       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 FROSTBITE 4014                0   9  0     9       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-COMMODE CANDY 4061            1   1  0     4       CARTELLEVISSION (468)
-MICROCHIPMONK 4058            0   2  0     2       CARTELLEVISSION (468)
 ICELINIA 4092                 0   1  0     1       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 1      0  1 0   1                   FLAMIN FLORRIE 4090   217 NONE    
SPASM 4026             0  2 0 DARQUE FORCES 428     TESS BUNDY 4038       213 NOT REVE
BENEVOLENCE 3986       6  5 1 MIKES MORGUE 460      WURM KIN 27           217 NONE    
OHMIGOD!!! 4046        0  4 0 MIKES MORGUE 460      HIGH ELF 19           217 NONE    
SHARLA MANSON 3936    10  5 0 MORDRED'S MADMEN 409  SUNFLASH 3474         217         
MYTHED AGAIN 4091      0  1 0 MYTH TAKES 458        WURM KIN 27           217 NONE    
HIT & MYTH 3974        2  7 0 MYTH TAKES 458        MASTER DARQUE 4008    215 JUST REV
BEDWYR 3835           12 10 0 PENDRAGON CYCLE 426   ALICE OSBORNE 3970    216         
LANCELOT 3994          2  6 0 PENDRAGON CYCLE 426   ZEBRAS 4007           214 REVENGED
CANTBELIEVEIT 4030     1  2 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 310   TEARSA 3954           213 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zindella Azron -- That went as expected.  I was not sure my challenge was going to
make it, but I'm glad it did. -- Scorpius

All -- I apologize for the various, small down challenges that I've had to issue, but
there really aren't that many people for me to challenge up top.  I'm not being
malicious with them and trying to stay in the same class, but options are few.  If
you are greatly offended and feel like I'm targeting you, I apologize because I am
not.  I'm an equal opportunity offender and I am not targeting one manager or team.
-- Master Darque

Gargle Spew -- I was trying out some new numbers because it is obvious the old ones
are starting to flop. -- Marilyn the Elderly (I've been in the arena too long and
want to retire)

CFH, the warrior -- That was an interesting match up that I would not like to repeat
anytime soon.  Nasty weapon you were carrying there too. -- Bombshell

Coach -- We never had much of a basketball rivalry.  Ours was in the realm of
football.  When the South Point Red Raiders (the good guys) would meet the East
Gaston Warriors (the bad guys) it was known through out the county as Black Friday.
I can't really say that I miss high school, but I do miss that day every year.
Actually, I just miss burning SP in the center of their field and defacing their
"spirit rock" in the front of their school. -- Master Darque

All -- S'a great thing 'bout da game...Ya either "does" tha right thing or ya
"doesn't" tha right thing. -- Applejack

Mike & Mike's Morgue -- Congratulations on a fine contest and win!  I hung close
hoping for an opening as long as I could but you proved too tough.  Well done to all
the participants and our organizers, the contest was good fun and very competitive.
-- Slaughter Priest for Myth Takes stable

Master Darque -- (warrior not manager) It seemed like you barely escaped dying
yourself against Hit & Myth, if I'd known you weren't a pud I wouldn't have
volunteered to be the Blood Feuder.  Well done on your part and hang tough because
someone better will be picking it up now. -- Swingandamyth

Aces -- Pretty tough, but I'm a bit too developed to be a good random for you, I
think. -- Myth Ology

Score us wow.  I wasn't expecting to fight you but hey, while you're Duelmaster you
have to be ready for all comers.  Congrats and good luck. -- Zindella

Sharer -- Damn I didn't even break a sweat with this fight. -- Dagora

Storm Serpent-- I'm glad that fight is over.  I'm kinda tired.  Long ass fight. --
Vor'eiu

Benevolence -- Was that a fight or a sparring match? -- Tearsa

Ohmigod! -- Yeah it's OHMYGOD I beat you.  Now you can dig that suckaaa! -- Kothas

Goat -- Congratulations on your victory. -- Voodoo
P.S.  Let's party but the 400 lb. red-headed wench is mine ok.  Wild wild wild.

Dagora Savon -- Yes, okay, I can see you're trouble, and so reasonably priced, too!
-- Shard, all broken up about it

32nd Ptolemaic -- Darn, where's a good asp when you need one? -- Sunflash

Chucky Mohawk II -- I think that was not my kind of fight, yes?  No? -- Walrus

Arthur -- For somebody who's going in circles, you aren't half bad. -- Frostbite

Oh, gods!  Killed by a Convicted Thief!  Talk about really, really embarrassing....
-- Ghost of Frosteel

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BENEVOLENCE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
OHMIGOD!!! was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
MYTHED AGAIN was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MYTHING LINK vanquished MASTER DARQUE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
ALICE OSBORNE was overpowered by SCORPIUS in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
ZINDELLA AZRON viciously subdued MOTHER in a 2 minute bloody veteran's Challenge duel.
SHARLA MANSON was killed by SUNFLASH in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
DAGORA SAVON handily defeated CONVULSIVE HURL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MYTH OLOGY was vanquished by GOAT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
C.F.H. was vanquished by DEATH FOG in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
TESS BUNDY was defeated by WALRUS in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
FRANCINE KRUGER was beaten by DOOR # 3 in a popular 2 minute Challenge melee.
HOT LIPS defeated GARGLE SPEW in a crowd pleasing 4 minute veteran's match.
MARILYN handily defeated NORA BATES in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
THE SMELL OF IT demolished THE BEER VENDOR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
SHARD was unbelievably bested by STORM SERPENT in a 2 minute veteran's conflict.
THE JANITOR was bested by TEARSA in a 2 minute duel.
THE STATISTICIAN was unbelievably bested by VOR'EIV TAVERS in a 6 minute bloody bout.
BOMBSHELL was outwaited by PYROTECHNICS in a popular 12 minute brutal brawl.
NEAR MYTH was savagely defeated by A TALENT SCOUT in a 1 minute brutal bout.
COLOUR COMMENTATOR was overpowered by JILTED JILL in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
CONCERTINA bested SWINGANDAMYTH in a 2 minute gory bout.
FIRE HAWK vanquished FROSTBITE in a 3 minute one-sided match.
KOTHAS JAPFIN was viciously subdued by ABRAXIS II in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
BROMO devastated ICELINIA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FLAMIN FLORRIE assassinated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       65 -  35 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    80 -  45 -  2      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         STRIKING ATTACK   43 -  47 -  4      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  33 -  2      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        22 -  27 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  21 -  1      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  19 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  16 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  28 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  50 -  3      30  |

Turn 217 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        2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  5         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SCORPIUS 3752              12   2  0  134 KNIGHT BREED (403)
TOTAL PARRY      HOT LIPS 3743              17   4  0  106 DARQUE FORCES (428)
PARRY-LUNGE      SUNFLASH 3474              24  16  1  105 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZINDELLA AZRON 3898        11   5  0  101 MOJO P@TROL (451)
STRIKING ATTACK  ALICE OSBORNE 3970          8   4  1   93 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE BEER VENDOR 1975       16  14  1   75 AVID FANS (65)
BASHING ATTACK   TEARSA 3954                 7   4  1   51 MOJO P@TROL (451)
PARRY-STRIKE     BOMBSHELL 3914              8   6  1   35 DARQUE FORCES (428)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SUNFLASH 3474.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GARGLE SPEW 3902.  The ten other most popular fighters were BOMBSHELL 3914, 
FRANCINE KRUGER 4015, SHARD 3507, ZINDELLA AZRON 3898, DEATH FOG 4017, THE 
STATISTICIAN 2309, ABRAXIS II 4075, SCORPIUS 3752, DAGORA SAVON 3896, and HOT LIPS 
3743.

The least popular fighter this week was PYROTECHNICS 4018.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ICELINIA 4092, NEAR MYTH 3973, THE BEER VENDOR 1975, NORA BATES 
3883, C.F.H. 4009, CONVULSIVE HURL 3563, MASTER DARQUE 4008, MYTHED AGAIN 4091, 
OHMIGOD!!! 4046, and BENEVOLENCE 3986.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SCORPIUS (45-3752) KNIGHT BREED (403)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVII

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IPECAC 3625 (22-10-0)                  6  3  0         EMETICS              

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SCORPIUS 3752 (10-2-0)                 8  3  0         KNIGHT BREED         
HAPSBURG 3754 (16-6-0)                 5  3  0         DYNASTIC             

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
32ND PTOLEMAIC 3940 (7-4-0)            4  3  0         DYNASTIC             

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MYTHING LINK 3972 (7-2-0)              5  3  1         MYTH TAKES           
GOLDEN ACES 4006 (4-0-0)               4  3  0         P.A.C.               
ZEBRAS 4007 (2-4-1)                    3  3  0         P.A.C.               
A TALENT SCOUT 3950 (4-2-0)            2  3  1         AVID FANS            
NEAR MYTH 3973 (4-5-1)                 1  3  0         MYTH TAKES           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHUNKY 4041 (0-0-0)                    0  2  0  DEAD   EMETICS              

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BINGE N PURGE 3567 (18-9-0)            1  3  0         EMETICS              

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GARGLE SPEW 3902 (10-5-1)              0  3  0         EMETICS              

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHUCKY MOHAWK II 4001 (6-2-0)          6  3  0         MIKES MORGUE         
SCOURGE 3987 (6-1-0)                   0  3  0         MIKES MORGUE         
USURIOUS 3989 (7-2-0)                  0  3  0         MIKES MORGUE         

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GOAT 4012 (4-0-0)                      1  3  0         VENDETTA INC.        
DOOR # 3 3966 (3-7-1)                  0  3  0         A DEAL'S DEAL        

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PUBLICSPEW 4040 (0-0-0)                1  3  0         EMETICS