DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/22/2004    Duedate: 07/19/2004

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-193

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MUTILATE
ASSASSIN NATION (186)
(52-3375) [9-4-1,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MUTILATE                       JUJU ZOMBIE
ASSASSIN NATION (186)          MONSTER SUMMONING (336)
(52-3375) [9-4-1,100]          (52-3333) [6-1-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STRING BEAN JEAN               HILL GIANT
THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)         MONSTER SUMMONING (336)
(52-3220) [14-11-0,77]         (52-3387) [4-1-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ASSASSIN NATION (186)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OTTO'S PARTS (150)          45
2. ASSASSIN NATION (186)       37      OHIO (350)
3. OHIO (350)                   4      Unchartered Team
4. MONSTER SUMMONING (336)      3
5. PIECES OF EIGHT (112)        0      MONSTER SUMMONING (336)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OHIO (350)                22  11  2 66.7   1/ 1 ASSASSIN NATION (186)    10  3 2
 2- 2 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       372 231 10 61.7   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        7  8 0
 3/ 0*MONSTER SUMMONING (336)   20  15  1 57.1   3/ 2 OHIO (350)                5  5 0
 4/ 3 THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)   155 131  4 54.2   4/ 0 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        3  1 0
 5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        54  51  0 51.4   5- 4 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        3  2 0
 6/ 0 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       207 214 12 49.2   6/ 5 THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)    3  3 0
 7- 5 PIECES OF EIGHT (112)    112 120 17 48.3   7/ 0*MONSTER SUMMONING (336)   2  3 0
 8/ 6 ASSASSIN NATION (186)    115 143 20 44.6   8- 6 PIECES OF EIGHT (112)     1  3 0
 9- 7*THE QUINTS (260)           0   2  0  0.0   9- 7*THE QUINTS (260)          0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 245): MISS STEP of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 491): BEEF BULLION of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 491): I ATE MY WORM of I BENT MY WOOKIE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 484): TERMINATOR of SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 480): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 480): WRATH OF DOOM of REDSANDSBLACKDEATH (Cosmo
                              Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 481): FLIMSY of WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 476): DARK CHOCOLATE of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 442): LEADFOOT of TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 435): MARS of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 428): BERKE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 192): STRING BEAN JEAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo
                            Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 340): BLACK EYE of JOKA MASHER! (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 329): LOCKHEART of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 147): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 376): MONICA VIRTUESHIELD of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE from ARUAK CITY
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 245): TEN TON TOGAS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 491): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 491): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 484): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 480): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 480): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 481): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 476): LOVE LETTERS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 442): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 435): GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 428): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 192): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 340): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 329): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 147): CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 376): RISEN FROM THE DEAD (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 245): MISS STEP of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
                           GREY FOX of A.K.A. (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 491): BEEF BULLION of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               SKYWISE of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
                   (turn 490): DOG-TIRED of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 484): KANGAROO KATE of THE ZOO (Leeta, mgr.)
               (turn 483): RUMSFELD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 441): TERIS of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 434): TORA HAMLIN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 427): ZACK of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 191): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 340): BLACK EYE of JOKA MASHER! (Sultan, mgr.)
                  (turn 339): TRIPLICATE THUNDER of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
                              LORD OF THE O RINGS of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
                              BRAK of THE UNDERWORLD (Proximo, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 146): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Yoo-hoo Fratsfa,

Anyone home?  I see the boards are back over the windows of the Flower Shop.  Maybe
they heard Crip would be reactivating soon!  Personally, I can't wait to be through
here.  After myself and Pheurton, there probably won't be any more of the Furious
Five seeking immortality here--at least, not for a while.  We're just a couple "loose
ends" the manager wants to get tied up.  I'd like to think I'm more than that.  Being
your Duelmistress has some charm to it; thanks Salvation!  I hope I can keep doing
this particular civic duty for some time to come.

String Bean Jean

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  OTTO'S PARTS had cause to celebrate, after 
COLLAPSED LUNG got 15 points by beating RENDOR QUIL.  A certain someone should cut 
down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 15 points to COLLAPSED LUNG.  
(Discrete enough, RENDOR QUIL?) What can be a greater victory?  MUTILATE has taken 
his place as the top, as FRATSFA's new Duelmaster.  So who's the team that's been 
walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in FRATSFA avoid PIECES OF EIGHT.  Like a pup with its 
tail between its legs, ASSASSIN NATION scurried away from PIECES OF EIGHT.  Oh, the 
shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and PHEURTON SKEURTO is it right now. 
Most challenged warrior.  Isn't THE FURIOUS FIVE proud!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen 
into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed 
simile, I now bid FRATSFA farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUTILATE 3375                 9   4  1   100       ASSASSIN NATION (186)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOODY NOSE 3175             18  15  1   134       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 PHEURTON SKEURTO 3240        10   5  0    91       THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SALVATION 1825               16   6  0    84       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 STRING BEAN JEAN 3220        14  11  0    77       THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)
-INSOLENT IRIS 3323           12   6  0    70       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-HORRID HOLLY 3334            10   6  0    68       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLLAPSED LUNG 3380           8   8  2    66       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 SOUTHPOINT 3492               5   2  0    65       OHIO (350)
 LENA KORIL 3495              11  10  0    62       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 CAULIFLOWER EARS 3424         8   6  0    61       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORMENT 3523                  5   2  1    50       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-NASTY NASTURTIUM 3307         6   5  0    49       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 BEXLEY 3486                   7   3  2    48       OHIO (350)
 RENDOR QUIL 3497             12   9  0    45       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
-BLACKBEARD 3174               5   7  2    45       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 TEALIN SALI 3496             11  10  0    43       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 JUJU ZOMBIE 3333              6   1  0    40       MONSTER SUMMONING (336)
-VICIOUS 3508                  4   1  1    38       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 SILT HORROR 3329              4   3  0    38       MONSTER SUMMONING (336)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOLEDO 3482                   4   3  0    29       OHIO (350)
 GARGOYLE 3386                 3   2  0    28       MONSTER SUMMONING (336)
 MAYHEM 3537                   3   0  1    27       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 BRAIN TUMOUR 3502             2   0  0    27       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 OGRE 3388                     3   2  1    26       MONSTER SUMMONING (336)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HILL GIANT 3387               4   1  0    19       MONSTER SUMMONING (336)
-JACK SPARROW 3473             2   0  0    18       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 SALINA REES 3546              2   1  0    16       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
-HENRY MORGAN 3494             1   1  0    12       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 SEVERITY 3538                 2   1  0     7       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-VOLATILE VERBENA 3536         0   1  0     5       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-STOUT HEART 2356              0   2  0     2       THE QUINTS (260)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LETHAL LARKSPUR 3521   0  2 0 FLOWER GIRLS 189      BEXLEY 3486           189 NOT REVE
SOLAR SISTER 3441      1  2 0 THE FURIOUS FIVE 262  STONE GOLEM 26        193 NONE    
MINILI ORH 3535        1  4 0 MIDDLE WAY 8 351      MAYHEM 3537           193         
QUILEE PARR 3524       2  2 0 MIDDLE WAY 8 351      TORMENT 3523          190 REVENGED
JAMESTOWN 3491         3  2 0 OHIO 350              VICIOUS 3508          191         
CANCER CELL #7 3522    0  1 0 OTTO'S PARTS 150      HIGH ELF 19           193 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Torment -- Now you really UNDERSTAND your name, right? -- Tealin Sali

Pheurton Skeurto -- Your name put me off.  I'm sure I can do better once I'm used to
it. -- Rendor Quil

Bexley -- A fine town, I'm sure.  Or county, or whatever.  Which being so, I wouldn't
REALLY have ripped your face off.  That's so un-neighborly. -- Lena Koril

Jack Sparrow -- I swear, there really WERE eight of you out there! -- Salina Rees,
wincing

Mayhem -- Curses, and similar words as appropriate.  Ouch. -- Minili Orh

Torment -- Of course you'd say that. -- Ghost of Quilee Parr

Severity -- I was hoping for a really fast fight. -- Minili Orh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SOLAR SISTER was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
CANCER CELL #7 was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
STRING BEAN JEAN was handily defeated by MUTILATE in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
PHEURTON SKEURTO devastated LENA KORIL in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
RENDOR QUIL was devastated by COLLAPSED LUNG in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
SOUTHPOINT overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
TORMENT viciously subdued SILT HORROR in a 1 minute gruesome fight.
BEXLEY won victory over OGRE in a popular 1 minute expert vs. beginner duel.
TEALIN SALI was vanquished by CAULIFLOWER EARS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HILL GIANT was luckily beaten by BRAIN TUMOUR in a action packed 9 minute match.
JUJU ZOMBIE beat TOLEDO in a 1 minute fight.
GARGOYLE demolished SEVERITY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SALINA REES overcame POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's contest.
MINILI ORH was murdered by MAYHEM in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  14 -  1      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  14 -  3      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  19 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  18 -  3      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 193 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MUTILATE 3375               9   4  1  100 ASSASSIN NATION (186)
LUNGING ATTACK   PHEURTON SKEURTO 3240      10   5  0   91 THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)
AIMED BLOW       SOUTHPOINT 3492             5   2  0   65 OHIO (350)
WALL OF STEEL    LENA KORIL 3495            11  10  0   62 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   RENDOR QUIL 3497           12   9  0   45 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TEALIN SALI 3496           11  10  0   43 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STRING BEAN JEAN 3220.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was HILL GIANT 3387.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOLAR SISTER 
3441, PHEURTON SKEURTO 3240, SOUTHPOINT 3492, BEXLEY 3486, MUTILATE 3375, TORMENT 
3523, JUJU ZOMBIE 3333, SALINA REES 3546, CAULIFLOWER EARS 3424, and MAYHEM 3537.

The least popular fighter this week was BRAIN TUMOUR 3502.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MINILI ORH 3535, SEVERITY 3538, TOLEDO 3482, TEALIN SALI 3496, 
SILT HORROR 3329, RENDOR QUIL 3497, LENA KORIL 3495, GARGOYLE 3386, OGRE 3388, and 
COLLAPSED LUNG 3380.