DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/13/2004    Duedate: 08/09/2004

NORTH FORK ARENA

DM-47    TURN-213

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CUP OF CAT
MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
(47-4926) [15-10-1,145]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CUP OF CAT                     PROPHET OF NTH
MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)         FUN FUN HA HA (576)
(47-4926) [15-10-1,145]        (47-5215) [1-2-0,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CUP OF CAT                     COURAGE
MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)         LAND OF OZ (217)
(47-4926) [15-10-1,145]        (47-4552) [10-10-1,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)      58
2. MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)     56      SPOONERTIKS (523)
3. SECOND BANANAS (573)        55      Unchartered Team
4. SPOONERTIKS (523)           46
5. FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)       34      ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*NATURAL B. KILLERS (584)   4   1  0 80.0   1/ 2 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   13  2 2
 2/ 3 SPOONERTIKS (523)         93  48  7 66.0   2/12 SPOONERTIKS (523)        10  4 0
 3/ 4 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   237 135 19 63.7   3/11*SECOND BANANAS (573)      9  6 0
 4/ 5*ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)     20  13  3 60.6   4/ 6*ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)     9  6 0
 5/ 2*CHEAP THRILLS (580)       12   8  0 60.0   5/ 8*STRETSAMLEUD (575)        8  7 1
 6/ 0*FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)      3   2  0 60.0   6/ 5 LAND OF OZ (217)          8  7 1
 7/ 6 LAND OF OZ (217)         397 274 13 59.2   7/ 3 BORDEAUX - SAINTES (561)  8  7 0
 8/21*SECOND BANANAS (573)      14  10  1 58.3   8/ 4*CHEAP THRILLS (580)       8  7 0
 9/ 8 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)      83  60  5 58.0   9/23 THE JESUITS (524)         7  6 2
10/ 9 COFFEE RULES! (505)      104  80  5 56.5  10/ 1 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          7  6 1
11-11 DRAKE'S COMICS (463)     135 105  4 56.3  11/13*MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)   7  6 1
12/10 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         564 440 30 56.2  12/20 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)      7  8 1
13/15 DARQUE FORCES (396)       75  65  5 53.6  13/ 7 DARQUE FORCES (396)       7  8 1
14-16*OLD HABITS (566)           8   7  1 53.3  14/16*FUN FUN HA HA (576)       7  8 1
15/14 BORDEAUX - SAINTES (561)  25  22  0 53.2  15-10*RAT SALAD (577)           6  3 0
16/17 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     285 255 30 52.8  16/14 COFFEE RULES! (505)       6  9 1
17/12 MY DAY (557)              30  27  0 52.6  17/25 SKELETON KEY (493)        6  9 0
18/13*STRETSAMLEUD (575)        13  12  2 52.0  18- 9 THE FEDERATION (539)      4  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/23*MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)    9   9  1 50.0  19-19*NATURAL B. KILLERS (584)  4  1 0
20/19 SKELETON KEY (493)        60  61  2 49.6  20/15*KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     4  8 0
21-20 THE FEDERATION (539)      56  61  1 47.9  21/18*DUR EDHEL (579)           4 11 1
22/18*FUN FUN HA HA (576)        7   8  1 46.7  22/24 DREWS CREW (546)          4 11 0
23-22*RAT SALAD (577)           11  13  0 45.8  23-26 HOME GUARD (402)          3  2 0
24/24 THE JESUITS (524)         52  68 12 43.3  24/ 0*FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)     3  2 0
25/25*KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     14  19  1 42.4  25/28*AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)     3  4 0
26-26 HOME GUARD (402)          25  35  2 41.7  26/21 MY DAY (557)              3  7 0
27/27 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    91 136  2 40.1  27/22 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    3  9 0
28/28 DREWS CREW (546)          18  32  1 36.0  28-27*OLD HABITS (566)          2  1 1
29/29*DUR EDHEL (579)            8  17  1 32.0  29/30 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)      2  1 0
30/31*AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)      7  25  0 21.9  30-17 DRAKE'S COMICS (463)      2  4 0
31/30 MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)      6  29  0 17.1  31/29 MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)     0 15 0

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   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                                NORTH FORK YELLOW RAG

     Well, another issue of your favorite news source...okay, MY favorite news
source.  Yet, the real fact remains...turn 212 is completed and we seem to be half-
way through the Turf War III.
     No real decisive winner yet.  Of course, looks like the Fellowship of the SCOMMS
(and I hate to tell ya what the name of THAT alliance sounds like...something
floating on the top of our beloved Swamp, maybe?) had a nice turn.  And, Beverage
Inc. did a real flop!
     Tourney results finally in...and North Fork had a relatively good turn out.  Of
course, that doesn't mean much.  Royal Flush had reason to stick their skinny chests
out.  Steve McQueen pulled off a TV in the Freshman Tourney.  Congrats to Crip for
his great management during the Tourney.  Just as well, the Knights Templar can now
pull their kilts down (and no, you freaks, they're not "dresses!"  They're "kilts.")
cause Art Pendragon kicked, bit and scratched his sorry behind into a TV too.
     Honorable Mentions for the Tourney go to Corpulent Corpse (7-3-0), Witchcraze
(6-3-0), Misfortune Cookie (6-3-0), Ahura Mazda (7-3-0) and Sir Galahad (7-3-0).  The
rest of ya'll are just losers!
     Appears Eddie the Gimp and Bob the Bard are about to get into a catfight...er, I
mean, a Kat-fight.  Especially since Kat and The Bear's Paw are members of the
distinguished (yeah, right) Vendetta Cartel.  I guess those two ain't figured it out
that VC don't travel alone.  According to Kat, this is Kat's sandbox.  Of course, ya
might want to try a little Fresh Scent 'cause the Swamp has a putrid smell!
     Deaths?  Don't ya just love a good funeral?  Oh, wait...it's the wake, right?
Lots of booze and partying.  Anyway, appears Master Darque displayed his talents as a
manager.  His Ghost Fire offed Ignatowski.  Neer Bear Musta been drunk off his
stench...I mean, off the fumes, 'cause Hugr chopped is head off.  Not exactly PG-13
stuff here in North Fork folks.  But, then again, it was kinda cool seeing the blood
spurting into the air as Neer Bear's head was doing the "coin toss."  I'm not sure
what Lissuin was thinking in Illis and Lissuin bit the dust.  Daehir and Phat-Phat
look to be in for a standing feud before this thing is finally over.  But, what are
Turf Wars about?  Ain't a Sunday picnic folks.  Or else go to the Morya Madness!
     Okay for this turn's awards:
-- OOPS! award goes to Eddie the Gimp and Bob the Bard for their bust on Kat.  Not
   healthy folks!
-- Best Turn award goes to Slugbait for his 5-0-0 turn with Mystic Orc Feast.  (Now,
   will ya stop challenging me?  I gave ya some positive press!)
-- Worst Turn award goes to The Bartender and his Mixed-Up Mixers.  0-5-0.  (Sheesh!)
-- Funniest P-ad goes out to Ffffolmorrr Gggrigggg!  Next time, ya might want to stop
   at 2 cups.  And, stop singing 100 cups of coffee on the wall!!!
     Well, that's it for this issue.  Don't get mad, I just report the news...I don't
make it.  Of course, I might make it up, ya know?  Somebody's gotta liven this place
up!  Just remember, it ain't personal...it's just "business."

                    Baphomet, TCB

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                    *     *     *     * TW3 #4*     *     *     *

     First I'll address Spawn...some things are added in before a manager's score is
added to his allies, like fights and Spy Report mentions.  Other things like TV/TC's,
Stylemasters, and Awards/Honors are added to the alliance total, not individual
manager scores.  I hope this answers your question!  As for your score, Tent was -80,
Ivan Poisy -40, Mutus +160, and you had one Spy Report Mention (+5) for a total of
+45.  Any Awards/Honors or Stylemasters were added to SCOMSS total with the others.
Clear as mud?  Your turn #1 score was -375, so add +45 to that, and at the end of #2
you had a total of -330.
     For everyone else:  I am eliminating the prize of choosing the arena for TW4!
Instead, I will award any *odd* rollup certs to the alliance with the most
Awards/Honors.  By odd, I mean the remainder after I divide the total by 2 and 5.
Ex:  As of now there are 31 certs in the pot, 31 divided by 2 equals remainder 1, 15
divided by 5 equals 3, so there is only 1 extra cert as of now.
     Ok, now on to last cycles scores:

*Alliance/Leader
     /mgr./Team/Champ                    Total (change)   Kill   SM   Awd

*Vendetta Cartel/Kat                             6900 (+545)     9    13    12
     /Kat/The Bear's Paw/Paul Bearer             +470 (-120)     4     8     9
     /Fizban/Managerial Mayhem/ --                +15 ( -60)     1    --    --
     /Dr. Mabuse/Bordeaux-Saintes/Yohon Gene     +480 (+150)     --   --    --
     /Master Darque/Darque Forces/Neeva          +685 (+105)     2     3     2
     /Phat Phat/Sretsamleud/ --                  +120 (+490)     2    --    --
     /Firehawk/Home Guard/Yuri Karlmolov         (No Cert)
     /Street Legal/Lifes Lessons/Gregola           -5 (  DP)     --    2    --
     /Slaughter Priest/My Day/Frustration        -165 (-110)     --   --     1
     /Hammer/Avenger Hammerz/?! Giant/Wasp        +20 ( +20)
     (You've already declared Giant Man...but he never showed!...?)

*Fellowship of SCOMSS/Oz
     /Oz/Land of Oz/Hourglass                    5343 (+365)     3    10     7
     /Slugbait/Mystic Orc Feast/ --              +630 (+250)     --    4     2
     /Crip/Royal Flush/Ace Bailey                +220 (+150)     --    1     1
     /Mannequin/Second Bananas/Kramer             +95 (  +0)     1    --    --
     /Spawn/Spoonertiks/ --                      -590 ( +85)     1     4     3
     /Soultaker/Old Habits/Mother Superior        +40 (  DF)     1    --    --

*Beverages, Inc./Mr. Coffee                      4350 ( -90)     3     3     4
     /Mr. Coffee/Coffee Rules!/                  +335 ( +20)     2     3     4
     /The Bartender/Mixed-up Mixers/ --          -485 ( -65)     --   --    --
     /Baphomet/Knights Templar/Art Pendragon     -640 (-145)     1    --    --
     /Drake/Drake's Comics/ --                  (Not Declared)

*Merced Mafia/The Mun                            5770 (-110)     4     3     7
     /The Mun/All-Star Nana's/Anje               +770 (+150)     2     3     5
     /Sub-Dude/Dream Teams/Campy                 -130 ( -40)     --   --     2
     /DJ Nth/Fun Fun Ha Ha/Prophet of Nth        (Not Declared *Fixed*)
     /Centari/Cheap Thrills/Dirty Flores         +210 (+210)     --   --    --
     /Daehir/Dur Edhel/ --                       -135 (-435)     2    --    --

*Vendett@UNITED/CFH                              4465 (-270)     0     1     0
     /CFH/Rat Salad/Baby                         +250 (+125)     --   --    --
     /Goat/The Jesuits/Wyrd                       -60 ( -60)     --    1    --
     /Abraxis/Drew's Crew/Kate                   -630 (-340)     --   --    --
     /VooDoo/Kill @ Will/ --                       NF (  DF)     --   --    --
     /Jorja/Middle Way 3/ --                     (Not Declared, No Cert)

*61st Precept/31 OP                              5390 (  +0)     0     2     0
     /31 OP/The Federation/Bellana Torres        +380 (  DF)     --    2    --
     /Skullagrim/Skeleton Key/ --                (No Cert *Fixed*)

**Alliance Standings:
High Score     Vendetta Cartel (6900)       Merced Mafia (5770)
DA Returns     Beverages, Inc. (2)          SCOMSS (1)
Awd/Honors     Vendetta Cartel (12)         Merc. Mafia/SCOMSS (7 ea.)
Stylemasters   Vendetta Cartel (12)         SCOMSS (10)
Kills          Vendetta Cartel (9)          Merced Mafia (4)

**Team Standings:
High Score     All-Star Nana's (770)       Darque Forces (685)
Awd/Honors     The Bear's Paw (9)          All-Star Nana's (5)
Stylemasters   The Bear's Paw (8)          Spoonertiks/Oz (4 ea.)
Kills          The Bear's Paw (4)          Several tied (2 ea.)

**Warrior Standings:
High Score     Bear Acuda (640)          Hourglass/Witchcraze (540 ea.)
Awd/Honors     Honey Bear (6)            100% Columbian (4)
Stylemasters   Courage (4)               Honey Bear Acuda, Sheldon (3 ea)

The Mr. Coffee Awards
***Most Kills, Warrior*** (All Tied at *one*)
Sugar Cube, Oski, Witchcraze, Mike, Maloney, Balki, Ahura Mazda, 100% Columbian,
Black Jack Shelack, Lissuin, Illis, Ghostfire

***Highest W/L/K, team***
1.  Mystic Orc Feast     15- 5-0           9.  Rat Salad          8-11-0
2.  Royal Flush          14- 5-1          10.  Knights Templar    8-12-1
3.  All-Star Nana's      13- 6-2          11.  Dur Edhel          7-13-0
4.  Land of Oz           13- 6-0          12.  Drew's Crew        6-14-0
5.  Sretsamleud          11- 9-2          13.  The Middle Way 3   5-11-0
6.  Darque Forces        10-10-2          14.  Skeleton Key       5-15-0
7.  Coffee Rules!         9-10-2          15.  Mixed-up Mixers    3-17-0
8.  Second Bananas        9-10-1

     The turn saw the VC extend their lead significantly over Merced Mafia and the
rest.  Beverages, Inc has competition for their goal of first in the 30003:
Vendett@UNITED!
     If no one is opposed, I will use the extra certs from Mannequin/SCOMSS and
Daehir/Merced Mafia to cover the two remaining...Firehawk and Jorja...say yea ya all?
     Ok folks, next cycle (this cycle, actually) is the last of the first half...on
that note, I'll leave.

                    Bloody Sands!
                         Asmo Dius, TCB

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                                UNITED INTO THE HEART

     Goat was awakened the next morning by a loud slurping sound.  He leapt to his
feet, looking for the source of the noise.  He would have retched, had there been
anything in his stomach, at the sight that awaited him.
     Marais was sitting there staining her cheeks with some sort of berries as her
tongue was at work under Voo-Doo's loincloth.  The look on Voo-Doo's face was that of
a mindless individual.  Apparently she had been at him for quite some time and he was
beyond spent.  Goat caught the karragit's eye and bade her to stop.  Voo-Doo sighed
with relief.
     As they mounted up, Goat once again wondered about what Marais' tongue would
feel like.  He quickly cleared his mind of these thoughts as the she-thing called at
him.  Marais indicated that they would reach the heart of the swamp around their noon
break.  Goat instinctively reached for the flask that Abraxis had given him to fill
with mud.  He was relieved to find it intact.  Abraxis might be odd, but his wrath
was great.  He would be glad to be done with this damnable mission, and go back to
civilization.  He wanted a real woman.  He had been too long without one if he could
even entertain the idea of Marais.
     The morning went by uneventfully as they neared their goal.  Voo-Doo was so
excited he was almost trembling.  He was like a small child with his inquiries of
"Are we there yet?"  "Are we there yet?"
     Before long Marais dismounted saying, "We are here."
     Voo-Doo jumped off his lizard and put his ear to the ground.  He stood up
looking perplexed.  "I can't hear the heart.  Is the swamp dead?"
     Goat groaned shaking his head.  He held out the flask to Marais, who took it
with her tongue.  She began to walk out onto the bog until she reached the center.
She easily filled the flask and headed back to a clapping Voo-Doo.  She reached the
edge.  Voo-Doo took the flask and some giant sickly green thing shot out of the mud
grabbing Marais and sucking her under!

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                           The North Fork Monthly Examiner

     "Hello again, all."
     "We are back."
     "First off we would like to talk a little bit about what Baphomet had to say in
his team spotlight.  And I Quote: "That's Telling 'Em Award goes to Kat for letting
Bob the Bard and his one-legged pal Eddie The Gimp know that the V.C. are more than
nobodies.  Nobodies with sharp weapons!!!"
     "Ok, well if you call that "Telling someone off" I would hate to see you in a
fight with your significant other.  They get whatever they want, don't they?  Someone
has to do a lot worse than that to get to us."
     "To set the record straight, I do have two legs, just one is not so good, if you
know what I mean."
     "The V.C. nobodies with sharp weapons.  Now that is an understatement.  But one
of the saddest things that I have ever seen is a bunch of nobodies that just don't
know it, and they think that they are the top of the town.  Just think about it
toughs nobodies just going about town and thinking that everyone is laughing at
something else, but no, everyone in town is laughing at them, mostly at their
ignorance.  But you know that everyone likes to laugh at a bunch of morons.  I know
that I do.  And if they have no idea they you are laughing at them all the better."
     "We would like to apologize.  We have been busy this last couple of weeks so I
think that this will be all for this Monthly Examiner.  Until next time, enjoy
yourselves.  Oh yea, make sure that you have a good laugh at the V.C. and don't think
about the sharp weapons.  I really don't think that half of them know how to even use
them.  So have fun at their expense.

                                        Bob the Bard and Eddy the Gimp

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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

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
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 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 495): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 489): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 475): STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 473): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 466): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 354): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 334): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 495): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 489): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): LUST MUPPETS (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): THE HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 475): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 473): FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 466): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 354): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 334): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 242): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
                   (turn 240): LAPHROAIG of SINGLE MALTS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               TIGBASA of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
                               SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               STIGMA OF STUPID of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
                             PREDNIZONE of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                 (turn 428): PENICILLEN of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

In continuation of our beloved swamp tradition, the following is the statistical data
for this month's graduate; HONEY BEAR (47-3032) graduates at 26-14-0 (+/- his last
fight this turn).  A bit of an enigma for the Bear's Paw, as he is the team's first
graduate without a kill.  In addition, he's the first Total Parry graduate.  At
13(+3)-21-14-11(+2)-18(+3)-11(+2)-8(+2), I'll comfortably admit he tended to be a bit
more on the 'protective' side.  "Scum" is such an unfashionable word.  Honey is the
last of the old Bear's Paw--before my 68-turn break (106-172).  His first fight was
on turn 97 vs. Sue from the Hillbilly Bunch.  I've never tracked his skills/learns as
he was supposed to be disposable.  Ironically, when he was 13-10, I sent in a
strategy sheet sending him to the DA.  An input error led to him fighting in the
arena in a random match up vs. Doc Mabuse's warrior TCHMIL.  This led to a month-by-
month reprieve, leading to a record of 13-4 over his last 17 fights.  Never a
braniac, Honey learned like the brick he was.  However a recent learning spurt (six
defensive skills in his last two fights) tells me the Commission is about tired of
his playing with you all.  He graduates with an EXP in PAR and a newly acquired EXP
in DEF.  Naturally adept with the Quarterstaff (go figure), with a rhythm of LO/MO--
innately likes defensive actions.  Honey Bear retires following this month's fight.
--- Kat

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly NORTH FORK games.  Former top team ROYAL FLUSH was 
unseated this week as MYSTIC ORC FEAST moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-1-2 record for the round.  I have begun to suspect trickery on the part of 
THE JESUITS.  How else weeks like this one's 3-2-0?  How else the sudden move to 9th 
team?  Did only my eyes note the 5-0-0 record which SECOND BANANAS managed to post 
this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  CUP OF CAT 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested NEEVA 
and was awarded 41 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
FRUSTRATION put down RAINBOW, causing her to lose 11 points of recognition in the 
process.  Most watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on QUEEN OF DENIAL 
as she bore arms against the challenge of reigning Duelmaster HONEY BEAR.  Not for 
nothing has HONEY BEAR in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this 
week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  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!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in NORTH FORK these days is KNIGHTS TEMPLAR.  At least, most blades in 
town are looking to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of LAND OF OZ are catching 
the bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  
Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that 
many fighters are after LATTE.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows 
at the games this week, it seems that ART PENDRAGON posted a TV challenge against the 
more highly recognized PROPHET OF NTH.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand 
ART PENDRAGON won victory over PROPHET OF NTH.  Remember warriors, this is the 
discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Perhaps even the strong cannot escape the vagaries of this world.  
This week arena veteran NEEVA was slain, despite a 18-9-1 record.  My sources at 
BORDEAUX - SAINTES stable claim they've never seen the guild bitterer.  This as a 
result of the untimely demise of BELLILAUD.  Beware HUMBUG!  My condolences to CHEAP 
THRILLS for their loss of a very promising warrior, ANGRY DRAGON.  ANGRY DRAGON went 
to doom before the arms of LEVIATHAN OF LARD, a warrior of MYSTIC ORC FEAST.  
Cruelly, LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST has slain the lesser ranked ANGRY 
DRAGON.  Word already flies around town that CHEAP THRILLS plans a bloodfeud!  Walk 
proud, warriors of DUR EDHEL!  By striking down ILLIS you have avenged the honor of 
your dead.  Your virtue is known to all in NORTH FORK.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  
She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  
Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUP OF CAT 4926              15  10  1   145       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAR ACUDA 4995              10   6  1   118       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-KIRA NERYS 4941              11   8  1   100       THE FEDERATION (539)
 GREGOLA 5101                 19  10  0    99       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
-BELANNA TORRES 4898          12  12  0    96       THE FEDERATION (539)
 DEEP FRIED LARD 4975         17   3  0    93       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 PAULA BONES 4414             16   8  1    92       SKELETON KEY (493)
 QUEEN OF DENIAL 4896         12  14  0    92       ROYAL FLUSH (48)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOLMOR GRIGG 4501            19  30  0    87       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-KING CRAB 4983               11   7  0    87       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 FRUSTRATION 5067             10   2  0    85       MY DAY (557)
-CAPTAIN MARBLE 4634          14  14  0    82       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
 KALYPSO 3603                 16  12  0    81       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 ACE BAILEY 4948              11  12  0    80       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 LATTE 4667                   18  14  0    79       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 RAINBOW 4553                 12   9  0    77       LAND OF OZ (217)
 COURAGE 4552                 10  10  1    73       LAND OF OZ (217)
 MASS STUPIDITY 5068          11   1  0    72       MY DAY (557)
 THE FISHER KING 5104         14  15  1    70       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JENNA 5099                    9   4  3    66       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 WITCHCRAZE 5201               5   1  1    66       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 PROPHET OF NTH 5215           1   2  0    63       FUN FUN HA HA (576)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOURGLASS 5127                9   1  0    60       LAND OF OZ (217)
 OSLOBEN BENBOBEN 4561        11   9  0    58       SKELETON KEY (493)
 ART PENDRAGON 5151            5   3  0    58       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YURI KARLOMOV 4215            9   1  0    55       HOME GUARD (402)
 LEVIATHAN OF LARD 5113        9   3  1    54       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 MUTUS BRAXIMUS 5095           9   4  3    53       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 IVAN POISY 5112               7   5  0    50       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 YOHAN GENE 5165               4   3  0    49       BORDEAUX - SAINTES (561)
-LAYTON 5098                   7   5  1    48       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 CORPULENT CORPSE 5250         5   0  0    47       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 HUMBUG 5199                   4   2  1    46       LAND OF OZ (217)
 ANJE 4109                     5   2  0    41       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 KRAMER 5191                   3   1  0    41       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 WYRD 5167                     5   2  0    40       THE JESUITS (524)
-TAKALEREIHN II 4260           4   5  1    40       HOME GUARD (402)
-DABO GIRL 5023                6   7  0    39       THE FEDERATION (539)
 BEAR NEKKID 5126              6   4  0    38       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 BALKI 5193                    3   2  1    35       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 FIGHTING TREE 5235            3   2  0    35       LAND OF OZ (217)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RODEKI 5208                   4   1  0    33       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
 LUD BIGHT 5283                3   0  0    33       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 NICOLAS ANDRE 5166            3   4  0    33       BORDEAUX - SAINTES (561)
 CRISTER MOFFEE 5289           2   1  1    33       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 SHELDON 4111                  5   2  1    32       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 DONAVAN 4112                  5   2  0    32       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 PAUL BEARER 5187              4   2  2    32       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-SISTER MARY SARAH 5137        4   0  0    32       OLD HABITS (566)
 DASTER MARQUE 5196            3   1  0    32       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 ELDHWEN 5236                  3   2  0    32       DUR EDHEL (579)
 SPAWING OF SPEWN 5197         3   1  0    31       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 RONDOL QUIGLO 4978            5  15  0    30       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 HUGR 5170                     4   3  2    29       THE JESUITS (524)
-TEN C-0 METER 5141            5   2  0    28       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-THE RAMPAGING BULK 5133       5   1  0    28       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
 NORTON 5192                   4   1  0    28       SECOND BANANAS (573)
-PAVEL MOLARI II 3665          5   7  1    27       HOME GUARD (402)
-BABY 5224                     4   1  0    27       RAT SALAD (577)
 CURSESHOCK 5234               3   2  0    27       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 JEAN-LUC DELPECH 5089         5   6  0    25       BORDEAUX - SAINTES (561)
 SIR GALAHAD 5148              4   3  0    25       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 BURNS 5190                    3   2  0    25       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 MANANA 5241                   2   2  0    25       CHEAP THRILLS (580)
 DIRTY FLORES 5245             2   2  0    25       CHEAP THRILLS (580)
-BRONS 5150                    3   3  0    24       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GREEDY 5223                   3   2  0    23       RAT SALAD (577)
 RAGNAROK 5169                 4   3  1    22       THE JESUITS (524)
 MAYHEM 5066                   4   8  0    22       MY DAY (557)
 GALDR 5171                    3   3  1    22       THE JESUITS (524)
-BORIS MARKOV 4540             3   3  0    22       HOME GUARD (402)
 DREW 4993                     5   5  1    21       DREWS CREW (546)
-JEN HADAR 5181                4   1  0    21       THE FEDERATION (539)
-DA TING 5129                  1   0  0    21       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
 CUTTIN ON WAX 5216            2   1  0    20       FUN FUN HA HA (576)
 ILLIS 5207                    3   2  1    19       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
-GET THE POINT? 5097           3   4  0    19       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
-FAT-BOY 5221                  3   1  0    19       RAT SALAD (577)
-AHURA MAZDA 5152              1   5  1    19       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KATE 4992                     4   6  0    18       DREWS CREW (546)
-KENSAI 5267                   1   2  0    18       RAT SALAD (577)
 ESTADIEU 5205                 3   1  0    17       BORDEAUX - SAINTES (561)
-SISTER MARY ELEPHANT 5219     2   1  1    17       OLD HABITS (566)
-PAVEL MOLARI III 4539         1   5  0    17       HOME GUARD (402)
 A LITTLE BABY 5214            3   0  0    16       FUN FUN HA HA (576)
-CLINTONLIKESBUSH 5318         1   0  0    16       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 HAWKEYE HAMMER 5061           1   7  0    16       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
 MISFORTUNE COOKIE 5275        1   3  0    16       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 FILTHY SANCHEZ 5244           2   2  0    14       CHEAP THRILLS (580)
 YLW JACKET HAMMER 5329        1   0  0    14       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
 DISIR 5168                    3   3  1    13       THE JESUITS (524)
 BONSUR 5210                   3   2  0    13       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
 JAY 5327                      1   0  0    13       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 NIN QUIRE 5281                3   1  0    12       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-FE MALE 5211                  3   1  0    12       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
 COYOTE 5316                   2   0  0    12       CHEAP THRILLS (580)
-SIR GAWAIN 5149               1   5  0    12       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 FREEZE DRIED 5308             1   1  0    12       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 OSWALD 5285                   2   1  0    11       DREWS CREW (546)
 AMELA BUNDERSON 5339          1   0  0    11       SKELETON KEY (493)
 CLAVIN 5338                   1   0  0    11       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 SWEET N LOW 5306              1   1  0    11       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 DRASTARDY DAKE 5198           1   3  0    10       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
-DEVOUT CHRISTIAN 5321         1   0  0    10       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 DUDE DUKE 5314                2   0  0     9       SKELETON KEY (493)
 A.D. 5305                     2   0  0     9       SPOONERTIKS (523)
-SISTER MARY CLARENCE 5262     0   1  0     9       OLD HABITS (566)
 WASTED EFFORT 5153            1   5  0     8       MY DAY (557)
 KATIE 5337                    1   0  0     8       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 DARKHOLM 5298                 2   1  0     7       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
 SCOTT 5299                    2   1  0     7       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
-CHRIS COLUMBUS 5319           1   0  0     7       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 WHEELS OF STEEL 5217          1   2  1     6       FUN FUN HA HA (576)
 B.B. CROSS 5323               1   0  0     6       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 MINOR BLUE 5326               1   0  0     6       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 O'LIMEY B. RIELLY 5302        1   1  0     6       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 LEWIS 5286                    1   2  0     5       DREWS CREW (546)
 NASTA 5297                    1   2  0     5       DUR EDHEL (579)
 HALATIR 5296                  1   2  0     5       DUR EDHEL (579)
 SHE HULK HAMMER 5328          1   0  0     5       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
-GEORGE BUSH 5320              1   0  0     5       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 MIMI 5284                     1   2  0     5       DREWS CREW (546)
 HELLUIN 5237                  0   5  0     5       DUR EDHEL (579)
 JACK & JILL 5310              1   1  0     4       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 VISCIOUSNESS 5251             0   4  0     4       MY DAY (557)
 PELLA REES 5280               0   4  0     4       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 MARRED TEENY 5291             0   3  0     3       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
 3 MI. ISLE COFFEE 5334        0   1  0     3       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
 MOTH LITE 5290                0   3  0     3       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
 FOR A GOOD TIME 5317          0   2  0     2       FUN FUN HA HA (576)
 HALLE BEARY 5312              0   2  0     2       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 TALCAMA 5313                  0   2  0     2       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
 KELSO 5324                    0   1  0     1       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 WASP HAMMER 5330              0   1  0     1       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
-FASTDRAW 5315                 0   1  0     1       RAT SALAD (577)
-WHITE SETTLER 5322            0   1  0     1       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 DAMING FLRAMBUIE 5335         0   1  0     1       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
 TALOTSO 5336                  0   1  0     1       DUR EDHEL (579)
 FALCON HAMMER 5331            0   1  0     1       AVENGER HAMMERZ (556)
 LID BUTE 5333                 0   1  0     1       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MIKE 4110              1  3 1 ALL-STAR NANA'S 457   BALKI 5193            210         
AARON 5300             0  1 0 ALL-STAR NANA'S 457   CRISTER MOFFEE 5289   211         
BELLILAUD 5204         3  1 0 BORDEAUX - SAINTE 561 HUMBUG 5199           213         
ANGRY DRAGON 5243      3  1 0 CHEAP THRILLS 580     LEVIATHAN OF LAR 5113 213         
THE TONY DANZA 5242    1  1 0 CHEAP THRILLS 580     SISTER MARY ELEP 5219 211         
EMPTY CUP #2 5332      0  1 0 COFFEE RULES! 505     DARK CHAMPION 24      213 NONE    
JAVA QUEEN 5294        1  2 0 COFFEE RULES! 505     PAUL BEARER 5187      213         
BARISTA 5295           0  1 0 COFFEE RULES! 505     RAGNAROK 5169         211 JUST REV
GHOSTFIRE 5304         1  1 1 DARQUE FORCES 396     STONE GOLEM 26        213 NONE    
NEEVA 3670            18  9 1 DARQUE FORCES 396     CUP OF CAT 4926       213         
LISSUIN 5238           2  2 1 DUR EDHEL 579         ILLIS 5207            212 JUST REV
GROND 5240             1  1 0 DUR EDHEL 579         OSKI 5206             210 REVENGED
CHICK 1 5325           0  1 0 FEATHERS FLYIN' 585   SPYMASTER 22          213 NONE    
LUNIEA MILAND 5147     3  2 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 506  PAUL BEARER 5187      209 NOT REVE
NEER BEAR 5073         4  3 0 MIXED-UP MIXERS 558   HUGR 5170             212         
PUDWEISER 5074         0  3 0 MIXED-UP MIXERS 558   AHURA MAZDA 5152      210         
TARRED MEANY 5115      2  1 0 MIXED-UP MIXERS 558   WITCHCRAZE 5201       210         
BIGFACE 5292           0  1 0 RAT SALAD 577         WHEELS OF STEEL 5217  211 REVENGED
IGNATOWSKI 5274        0  3 0 SECOND BANANAS 573    GHOSTFIRE 5304        212         
TONYA PHARDING 4924    4  6 0 SKELETON KEY 493      BANDIT PRINCE 25      213 NONE    
STROKE BROKER 5094     5  4 1 SPOONERTIKS 523       BEAR ACUDA 4995       209 NOT REVE
OSKI 5206              1  2 1 STRETSAMLEUD 575      LISSUIN 5238          211 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Asmo -- I declared Illis my champ for the war back on turn 210.  I haven't seen it
listed and didn't check to make sure it got printed.  If it didn't get printed can
you add Illis 5207 as my champ.  Also Darkholm and Talcama are mine as well. -- Phat
Phat/Sretsamleud not Stretsamleud like RSI keeps printing

Flush, Top Current Team!  Spoonertiks, Top Career Chartered Team!  Oz, Top Team On
The Move, with Orcs on the list too!  SCOMSS combined 49-26-4 over the past 3 turns!
You go, Fellowship! -- Oz The All-Motivating

Baphomet -- The Chuckle Award?  I laughed. -- Oz The All-Amused

Kalypso -- You were endearing to me, but unenduring for the Darque Forces--don't you
think? -- Rainbow

Bear Nekkid -- Why, thank you, Teddy Bear, for the challenge and the big "W" for me.
And a bundle of SCOMSS points, too!  I love it when you let me be on top.  (wink) --
Hourglass

GA.D. -- How does it feel to be uprooted by a tree? -- Fighting Tree.

Balki -- I am sorry.  It is no fun fighting Fellowshippers.  Someone had to win. --
Humbug

Deep Fried Lard -- I had the courage, I thought, but you had the invincible lard.
Salute. -- Courage

Mannequin, Slugbait -- ...somehow it is not such pleasure to get matches of our
Fellowshippers.  I will cast a spell to alter that potential. -- Oz The All-Powerful

Good luck to all in the upcoming FTF.  (especially fellow SCOMSSers)  May you do well
for North Fork.  Make us proud! -- Oz The All-Encouraging

Bear Acuda -- You see, I walk with a limp because someone took a chomp out of one of
my legs.  I'll let you decide which. -- Ace Bailey

Folmor Grigg -- Go back to sleep.  I liked you better that way. -- Queen of Denial

Latte -- Real men don't fluff their coffee. -- King Crab

Yohan Gene -- Ok, I stretched it a bit making that challenge. -- Ten C-0 Meter

Oswald -- That's what we call a two on one handicap match. -- Jack & Jill

*AD* -- Due to the slow process of overseas mailing routes the following 4
replacements should finally be arriving to compete in the Turf War alongside HAWKEYE
HAMMER as AVENGER HAMMERZ under the alliance banner of the Vendetta Cartel:  SHE HULK
HAMMER; YLW JACKET HAMMER; WASP HAMMER and FALCON HAMMER.  Please note that WASP
HAMMER is registered as our Champion for the remainder of the Turf War! -- Hammer

Vendetta Cartel Compadres -- No more Dark Arena assignments; although 3 of these
replacements are probably better suited for Torch Light rather than Day Light!  Will
do my part in securing our alliance as the Turf War Winners where it matters most! --
Hammer

Turf War Tuffies -- Time to Throw Down or Bow Down!  AVENGER HAMMERZ will be fielding
5 gladiators for the remainder of the Turf War!  Unless your Bad Blades Claim a
Victim from my stable of Turf War Contestants! -- Hammer
P.S.  For those of you with the time and finances to cross blades in a reviving
Delarq Slow Arena; consider this your personal invitation to send a stable over to
Illis Arena DM 59 for the Delarq Death Fest which debuts July 29th T-172 and climaxes
at the end of 15 rounds T-186; consult this issue of the DM 47 newsletter for further
details! -- Hammer/Your Death Fest Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High
Priest of the Crimson Ascension Family in DM 28

Daehir -- Back at you.  I didn't think one shot to the leg would kill a warrior.  Oh
well, now you got the bloodfeuds you wanted. -- Phat Phat

31 -- Did you quit or are you sticking with it? -- Phat
P.S.  You can get in touch at phatphat@nts-online.net.

Abraxis -- Allow me to offer some friendly advice?  Challenge another one of my
warriors.  You can't beat that one with anything in your stable.  It's not that Sir
Galahad is unbeatable...you just don't have it in your stable. -- Baphomet

Fizban -- Talk about confused!  Either I got lucky vs. your strat or I lucked upon
his favorites. -- Baphomet

Spawn -- In case I neglected it...thanks for the advice. -- Baphomet

Jorja -- What did ya think of the handbook? -- Baphomet

Oz -- What a great arena where the top 18 teams are in the 50% W/L bracket!  Talk
about good competition.  Wow! -- Mr Coffee

N.B. Killers -- Welcome to North Fork. -- Coffee Rules!

AD -- Did you calculate my champion 100% Columbian and her DA fight correctly?  Or
did I just suck in another 4 fights?  I DID list her in the p-ads. -- Mr. Coffee

Baphomet -- If you spent more time picking your fights instead of writing trash for
Fizban perhaps your W/L would improve. -- Mr Coffee

AD -- My imagination or is one manager responsible for most of his team's K/SM/Awd
with the exception of Fellowship of SCOMSS?  Kat, The Mun, Mr Coffee, and 31OP.
Interesting. -- Mr Coffee

Drake -- Please declare for Bev. Inc.--or challenge me, wink at me, give me a
subscription to the Fabulous Five or something.  GEEZ!

Bob/Eddy/and Baphomet -- Good scribbles.  Keep it up. -- Mr. Coffee

Illis -- Beginning to think there is a curse upon me.  Lissuin dies from a leg wound?
Warriors that are hosed in Def + Wit + learning + a replacement that is size 20.
Maybe I should pull a Hammer and DA the lot. -- Daehir

*TW III*   Talotso will fight for Dur Edhel. -- Daehir

Asmo -- The warrior "For a Good Time" is replacing "A Smelly Raver" on the Fun Fun Ha
Ha team. -- DJ Nth

Bob and Eddie -- When you win something, come crying back and maybe we'll talk. --
The Calico of Compassion, Kat

Crip -- Royal decree?  Heck, if I had known I had to consult you to get an invite,
I'd have invited you over sooner! -- The Russian Blue of Realization, Kat

Mr. Coffee -- Wins aside, the numerous grads, and your fighting prowess, is reason
enough for congratulations. -- The Persian of Proclamation, Kat

Jorja -- Well, I'll take it I helped you thin the herd.  Best of luck with the
replacements. -- The Manx of Mayhem, Kat

Hourglass -- This is becoming a habit.  Sigh--at least you taught ok. -- Kat

Devout Christian -- My, nasty little bugger you are.  You nearly ruined Halle's
pretty face. -- Kat

Queen of Denial -- Too bad I forgot my asp, eh? -- Folmor Grigg
P.S.  Oh, er, hmm... "It was an honor to be in the presence of such beauty."  You're
quite a kid.

Eldhwen -- What?  I don't get that one, but would be glad to be enlightened.
Otherwise I'll just have to think that you're too eldh for the arena? -- Nin Quire

Nasta -- (suspiciously)  You're jealous because I'm small and graceful have beautiful
black fur, aren't you? -- Pella Rees

Leviathan of Lard -- No (gulp) fair hitting me while I'm (gulp) nauseous.  (errrrp)
-- Rondol Quiglo, who has a thing about fat

Lud Bight -- Tiv didn't make it.  I keep trying large size slashers but I've had
little success with them. -- Skullagrim

Spawn -- Thanks for the numbers. -- Skullagrim

King Crab -- You came out on top, but it nearly cost your life. -- Osloben Binboben

Baphomet -- Bigger fish to fry?  And I wasn't challenging your warriors.  Serves you
right. -- Skullagrim

All -- I post the worst three turns in my entire time playing and you all avoid me?
I'm feeling better already. -- Skullagrim
P.S.  Yellow dogs!

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

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TONYA PHARDING was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 3 minute fight.
GHOSTFIRE was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
CHICK 1 was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
EMPTY CUP #2 was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
LATTE devastated RAGNAROK in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
SHELDON was savagely defeated by CRISTER MOFFEE in a 2 minute Bloodfeud match.
ELDHWEN defeated ILLIS in a 2 minute Bloodfeud struggle.
MARRED TEENY was beaten by HUGR in a 1 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
ART PENDRAGON unbelievably bested PROPHET OF NTH in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
HONEY BEAR unbelievably bested QUEEN OF DENIAL in a 2 minute expert's Challenge duel.
NEEVA was slaughtered by CUP OF CAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
KALYPSO unbelievably bested COURAGE in a exciting 3 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
FRUSTRATION slimly won victory over RAINBOW in a 31 minute Challenge conflict.
GREGOLA demolished ACE BAILEY in a 5 minute bloody one-sided Challenge brawl.
BEAR NEKKID was overcome by IVAN POISY in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
HOURGLASS won victory over YOHAN GENE in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
JENNA devastated OSLOBEN BENBOBEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
JEAN-LUC DELPECH was savagely defeated by FIGHTING TREE in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
BELLILAUD was assassinated by HUMBUG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
DREW was overpowered by KRAMER in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BALKI handily defeated MAYHEM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
KATE was overpowered by NORTON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BURNS demolished HAWKEYE HAMMER in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Challenge bout.
ESTADIEU outwaited MISFORTUNE COOKIE in a tiring 26 minute brutal Challenge contest.
NICOLAS ANDRE overpowered NIN QUIRE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DISIR was overpowered by RODEKI in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge fight.
GALDR overpowered JACK & JILL in a 2 minute brutal uneven Challenge match.
LUD BIGHT vanquished SIR GALAHAD in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge fray.
VISCIOUSNESS was outlasted by SCOTT in a 9 minute beginner's Challenge competition.
BONSUR beat MIMI in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
JAVA QUEEN was slaughtered by PAUL BEARER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
A.D. luckily beat LEWIS in a popular 4 minute novice's Challenge match.
NASTA was overpowered by CURSESHOCK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
FREEZE DRIED handily defeated HALATIR in a 7 minute mismatched Challenge match.
TALCAMA was overpowered by SWEET N LOW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
O'LIMEY B. RIELLY subdued HALLE BEARY in a 2 minute novice's Challenge struggle.
BEAR ACUDA handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
DEEP FRIED LARD outlasted MASS STUPIDITY in a 20 minute one-sided conflict.
FOLMOR GRIGG beat THE FISHER KING in a 2 minute expert's bout.
PAULA BONES luckily beat WITCHCRAZE in a exciting 1 minute bloody competition.
LEVIATHAN OF LARD dispatched ANGRY DRAGON in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice match.
CORPULENT CORPSE vanquished DIRTY FLORES in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
ANJE was subdued by MUTUS BRAXIMUS in a action packed 1 minute conflict.
WYRD overcame MANANA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gruesome master vs. novice fight.
DASTER MARQUE handily defeated WASTED EFFORT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DONAVAN defeated DRASTARDY DAKE in a popular 1 minute battle.
RONDOL QUIGLO was vanquished by SPAWING OF SPEWN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
OSWALD viciously subdued LID BUTE in a action packed 12 minute brutal amateur's bout.
MOTH LITE was demolished by CLAVIN in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
PELLA REES was demolished by CUTTIN ON WAX in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
FILTHY SANCHEZ overpowered DAMING FLRAMBUIE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
HELLUIN was viciously subdued by KATIE in a 2 minute brutal amateur's match.
DARKHOLM was savagely defeated by JAY in a 2 minute bloody novice's brawl.
WHEELS OF STEEL was demolished by YLW JACKET HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
A LITTLE BABY bested 3 MI. ISLE COFFEE in a action packed 4 minute novice's bout.
DUDE DUKE defeated KELSO in a crowd pleasing 4 minute amateur's fight.
COYOTE bested FALCON HAMMER in a popular 6 minute novice's bout.
FOR A GOOD TIME was unbelievably bested by MINOR BLUE in a 1 minute amateur's match.
SHE HULK HAMMER savagely defeated TALOTSO in a 1 minute bloody novice's conflict.
WASP HAMMER was defeated by B.B. CROSS in a 2 minute brutal amateur's bout.
AMELA BUNDERSON won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     23         TOTAL PARRY      105 -  58 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  19         WALL OF STEEL     68 -  59 -  2      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 18         LUNGING ATTACK   100 - 102 - 11      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  15         AIMED BLOW        36 -  40 -  3      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                      11         BASHING ATTACK    62 -  83 -  5      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  19 -  1      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         STRIKING ATTACK   60 -  89 -  9      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  45 -  3      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  25 -  2      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  26 -  0      28  |

Turn 213 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

TOTAL PARRY       14 -  9     LUNGING ATTACK     9 - 10         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  8     BASHING ATTACK     7 -  8         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         6 -  5     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  5         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CUP OF CAT 4926            15  10  1  145 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
PARRY-LUNGE      BEAR ACUDA 4995            10   6  1  118 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
TOTAL PARRY      GREGOLA 5101               19  10  0   99 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
AIMED BLOW       PAULA BONES 4414           16   8  1   92 SKELETON KEY (493)
WALL OF STEEL    LATTE 4667                 18  14  0   79 COFFEE RULES! (505)
BASHING ATTACK   JENNA 5099                  9   4  3   66 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
STRIKING ATTACK  WITCHCRAZE 5201             5   1  1   66 DARQUE FORCES (396)
SLASHING ATTACK  CORPULENT CORPSE 5250       5   0  0   47 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BEAR NEKKID 5126            6   4  0   38 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CUP OF CAT 4926.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was COURAGE 4552.  The ten other most popular fighters were COYOTE 5316, OSWALD 5285, 
FIGHTING TREE 5235, PROPHET OF NTH 5215, LEWIS 5286, WYRD 5167, KELSO 5324, 3 MI. 
ISLE COFFEE 5334, QUEEN OF DENIAL 4896, and BEAR ACUDA 4995.

The least popular fighter this week was MASS STUPIDITY 5068.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ESTADIEU 5205, DEEP FRIED LARD 4975, MISFORTUNE COOKIE 5275, 
RAINBOW 4553, FRUSTRATION 5067, LID BUTE 5333, SCOTT 5299, FREEZE DRIED 5308, FALCON 
HAMMER 5331, and TALOTSO 5336.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CUP OF CAT (47-4926) MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)

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

HONEY BEAR (47-3032) THE BEAR'S PAW (150)