DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/06/2005    Duedate: 06/02/2005

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-194

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MOUSETRAP
USELESS TOOLS (219)
(54-2521) [17-6-1,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

A.O. HELL                      SNIR
USELESS TOOLS (219)            JANIX (298)
(54-2523) [15-5-1,127]         (54-2784) [2-0-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NO-STICK TAPE                  ARE YOU READY?
USELESS TOOLS (219)            OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
(54-2541) [15-4-2,125]         (54-2757) [2-1-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

USELESS TOOLS (219)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOLD THAT TIGER (300)       36
2. SNOTMAN'S PETTINGZOO (299)  29      USELESS TOOLS (219)
3. DARK PENTAGRAM (305)        23      Unchartered Team
4. MILLENIUM METAL (304)       22
5. OFF THE WALL II (303)       22       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*SNOTMAN'S PETTINGZ (299)   7   3  0 70.0   1/ 4 USELESS TOOLS (219)       7  1 1
 2/ 9*HOLD THAT TIGER (300)      7   3  0 70.0   2/ 8*SNOTMAN'S PETTINGZ (299)  7  3 0
 3/ 1 USELESS TOOLS (219)      178  82  6 68.5   3/ 9*HOLD THAT TIGER (300)     7  3 0
 4/ 5*SEA DOGS (294)             6   4  0 60.0   4/ 1 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)   7  7 0
 5- 6 EYE OF THE STORM (221)    39  33  5 54.2   5/ 3*OF WOLF AND MAN (296)     7  8 0
 6/ 0 DARK PENTAGRAM (305)      23  22  1 51.1   6/ 7*SEA DOGS (294)            6  4 0
 7/ 7 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  156 152  6 50.6   7/ 0 MILLENIUM METAL (304)     5  2 0
 8/ 2*OF WOLF AND MAN (296)      7   8  0 46.7   8- 2 EYE OF THE STORM (221)    5  5 0
 9/ 4*CARESS OF STEEL (301)      4   5  0 44.4   9/ 6*CARESS OF STEEL (301)     4  5 0
10/ 0 MILLENIUM METAL (304)     50  73  4 40.7  10/ 5 THE ABYSMALS (270)        4 11 1
11/ 0*MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)     2   3  0 40.0  11/ 0 DARK PENTAGRAM (305)      3  1 0
12/ 8 THE ABYSMALS (270)        29  47  5 38.2  12/10*JANIX (298)               3 10 0
13/10*JANIX (298)                3  10  0 23.1  13/ 0*MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)    2  3 0
14/ 0*OFF THE WALL II (303)      1   4  0 20.0  14/ 0*OFF THE WALL II (303)     1  4 0
15-11*BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)      0   5  0  0.0  15-11*BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)     0  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Raigavor the Unholy, court magician to the king of Trocar and graduate with
honors from the Nai Shang Academy, squinted at the sky.  You seldom saw a sunset,
even here in Trocar's ancient necropolis, in those livid shades of purple and black.
He had a few weather spells, but they weren't up to handling the kind of storm that
was coming.  He was, after all, a specialist in explosions, he MADE storms, he didn't
quell them.
     His companion, Master Darque, murmured, "That sky looks just like home."
     "If you mean it looks like the sky in Demonhome, I agree."  He gestured toward
the chariot parked at the edge of the necropolis.  "Let's leave."
     Darque looked at the chariot and then at Raigavor.  "A chariot?"
     "Less exhausting than spells of transportation, and safer now with magic in such
a turmoil."
     The half-demon sighed.  It needed only this to make a bad day complete.  "What
about my guards?  The passenger compartment seems a bit small to hold four."  It
would be amusing, Darque reflected, to make the two dwarves run along behind the
chariot, but not to his long-term advantage.
     "There will be room enough, if everyone stands still," Raigavor said, striding
through the cracked and shattered tombstones.  "And we need to get off this hilltop
before the storm hits."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 520): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 404): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 525): SAGA of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 521): SNOW FLEA of BLACK & BLUE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 520): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 521): DILL WEED of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): BAILEY O'BEAD of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 507): BARBU of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 506): SUIGENERIS of TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 480): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 470): RUNABOUT of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): ULRIK VORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): THE MOLE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 406): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 193): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 181): JUDAS PRIEST of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 356): BENSI DURN of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 158): RYSHER of ORIGINALE BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 399): SPEEDI of SHAMROCKS from DELARQ TOR (Leprechaun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 520): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 404): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 525): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 521): BLACK & BLUE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 520): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 521): UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 507): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 506): TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 480): SHOUT HEY HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 470): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 406): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 193): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 181): ILL AVENGERS (Knolan, Master Wildstorm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 356): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 158): FILM FUN (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 399): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 525): SAGA of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
              (turn 524): SUNBURN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 519): MY BIG TOE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): BAILEY O'BEAD of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
                           STORMBLADE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
               (turn 515): SIX DEMON BAG of BIG TROUBLE (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 507): JANDOLIN of GHAELIE SIDHE (Mordraith, mgr.)
                (turn 506): GOHAN of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 506): SUIGENERIS of TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
                           BLAK MASK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 480): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 469): FUGAZI of TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 457): CRIX BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 157): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Many thanks to Battleblade for putting me here.  The boys of Chaos always seem
quite friendly in lending a hand.  I wonder if they are going to fight, me, one of my
teammates, or Wimperetta this turn.  No-Stick Tape is going to try a TV challenge,
but his Adepts TV may have expired already.
     Word is that a horde of new teams will be coming in here for the Slaughter
memorial tourney.  Alas, the timing of this thing does not match up well with Crip's
personal schedule this summer, otherwise we would have been in it.  Had it been
scheduled for after the FtF, then we'd be in like flint.

Mousetrap
Useless Tool

P.S.  Chaos -- Hard to kill a mouse that's already dead.

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TROCAR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, TRADERS OF TROCAR, since 
USELESS TOOLS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  If this keeps 
up, EYE OF THE STORM, you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 6 
in the rankings?  SNOTMAN'S PETTINGZOO turned their 4-1-0 turn into a 2nd place rank 
in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Now 
let's all watch HOLD THAT TIGER's heads swell from their 5-0-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha 
ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Middle of the road, MEMORIAL HAMMERZ, middle of 
the road; you'll get no good words from me, until you get better, or worse.  Break a 
leg.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see KILLSWITCH ENGAGE win a fight 
and gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE beat SKORINDELLE and 
SKORINDELLE lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice 
of life, TROCAR may be getting bland, as MOUSETRAP stays top dog in the city.  I'm 
not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know 
what's new, don't you, TROCAR?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  TROCAR, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  EYE OF THE STORM the most avoided team?  
What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was USELESS TOOLS.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, OLGERD VLAD was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  And we have TONY THE in a challenge, going down 
10 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought TONY THE showed great skill and 
promise when he won victory over OLGERD VLAD.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for TROCAR's 
morgue.  More variety.  It's about time ARABESQUE got beat for picking on warriors 
like WIMPERETTA.  Bravo, TRADERS OF TROCAR.  See you at The Welcome Wench.  Titanium 
shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of 
weapons?   
     What does the TROCAR arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of TROCAR.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds 
are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOUSETRAP 2521               17   6  1    90       USELESS TOOLS (219)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A.O. HELL 2523               15   5  1   127       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 NO-STICK TAPE 2541           15   4  2   125       USELESS TOOLS (219)
-RUBBER BULLET 2503           18   1  0   120       USELESS TOOLS (219)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BATTLEBLADE 2071              9   5  0    80       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
-WASTELANDER 2134              8   1  1    72       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
 WIMPERETTA 2655              15   8  0    69       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-CHAOS WARRIOR 2069            8   7  2    67       EYE OF THE STORM (221)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NICKLEBACK 2815               8  13  1    61       MILLENIUM METAL (304)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GHOLAM 2827                   7   1  0    51       DARK PENTAGRAM (305)
 ARABESQUE 2557                6  12  3    47       THE ABYSMALS (270)
 VIRET 2727                    7   5  0    44       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 DEMIMONDE 2561                7   7  2    42       THE ABYSMALS (270)
 THE FORSAKEN 2826             6   5  0    35       DARK PENTAGRAM (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BASTINADO 2563                6  11  0    29       THE ABYSMALS (270)
 EMILY THE STRANGE 2832        4   4  0    27       DARK PENTAGRAM (305)
-DOOMRUNNER 2070               5  10  1    26       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
 SNIR 2784                     2   0  0    26       JANIX (298)
 EVERGREY 2801                 4   1  0    25       MILLENIUM METAL (304)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODS 2776                    1   1  0    23       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
 CUB 2774                      2   0  0    22       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
 KILLSWITCH ENGAGE 2802        1   4  0    22       MILLENIUM METAL (304)
-YAHOO WAHOO 2733              1   1  0    20       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 ARE YOU READY? 2757           2   1  0    18       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
 FOUL NAVIGATOR 2745           2   0  0    18       SEA DOGS (294)
 SHELLBACK 2744                2   0  0    18       SEA DOGS (294)
 NYALL BLOODGRIN 2782          2   0  0    17       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 SWAMP DONKEY 2771             2   0  0    16       SNOTMAN'S PETTINGZOO (299)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TONY THE 2778                 2   0  0    16       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
 THOR RAVENBLADE 2781          0   2  0    16       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 PLUMP PORKER 2772             2   0  0    15       SNOTMAN'S PETTINGZOO (299)
 SWASHBUCKLER 2743             2   0  0    15       SEA DOGS (294)
 BLACK FLAGGER 2746            0   2  0    11       SEA DOGS (294)
 SKORINDELLE 2742              3   1  0    10       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 SPAM JAVELINA 2769            1   1  0     9       SNOTMAN'S PETTINGZOO (299)
 BENGAL 2775                   1   1  0     9       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
 SPINNER 2798                  1   0  0     9       OFF THE WALL II (303)
 STINKBUG 2770                 1   1  0     9       SNOTMAN'S PETTINGZOO (299)
 SHARK 2777                    1   1  0     9       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
 FACELESS MAN 2753             2   1  0     8       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
 GRUNGE GRL HAMMER 2794        1   0  0     8       MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)
 GLUM 2766                     1   1  0     8       JANIX (298)
 HARPOONER 2747                0   2  0     7       SEA DOGS (294)
 HAUBERK 2564                  1   3  0     6       THE ABYSMALS (270)
 SLAUGHTER HAMMER 2790         1   0  0     6       MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)
 JUUNK 2804                    1   1  0     6       MILLENIUM METAL (304)
 DARA 2765                     0   2  0     6       JANIX (298)
 NEVER DIE 2756                1   2  0     5       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
 WRONG WAY 2754                1   2  0     5       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
-KRYMSYN 2758                  1   1  0     5       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
 HIGHER 2755                   1   2  0     5       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
 POCKET GOPHER 2773            1   1  0     4       SNOTMAN'S PETTINGZOO (299)
 ERIK THUNDERHEAD 2783         1   1  0     4       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 OLGERD VLAD 2780              1   1  0     4       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 DRAGONFLY 2696                0   3  0     3       THE ABYSMALS (270)
 ENVI 2786                     0   2  0     2       JANIX (298)
 ANIME 2797                    0   1  0     1       OFF THE WALL II (303)
 HONOR RICH HAMMER 2793        0   1  0     1       MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)
 QUICKSHOT 2796                0   1  0     1       OFF THE WALL II (303)
 LEE FAMILY HAMMER 2792        0   1  0     1       MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)
 PENELOTHE 2838                0   1  0     1       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 FASC DROOL HAMMER 2791        0   1  0     1       MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)
 DARISTAM 2837                 0   1  0     1       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CHICKEN BLOOD 2821     0  1 0 DARK PENTAGRAM 305    GRALL ONE-EAR 27      194 NONE    
OWYN 2785              0  2 0 JANIX 298             PRIEST OF AHRINGOL 20 194 NONE    
BRIDESOFDESTRUCT 2808  4  4 0 MILLENIUM METAL 304   AMBITIOUS GUARD 9     194 NONE    
RODILLA 2795           0  1 0 OFF THE WALL II 303   MAINAKHA-TE ASSASS 22 194 NONE    
PIP PIP CHEERIO 2799   0  1 0 OFF THE WALL II 303   GRALL ONE-EAR 27      194 NONE    
DAROSHTAN 2602        13 13 0 TRADERS OF TROCAR 252 NO-STICK TAPE 2541    192         
PALLINEA 2735          4  1 0 TRADERS OF TROCAR 252 ARABESQUE 2557        193 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Trocarians (Trocans? Trocarinians? Trocani's?) I present these greetings.  It's out
with the old and in with the new this month.  Our beloved "Kathouse" has gone the way
most Kathouses go; popular for a while, then the brunt of off color jokes and
eventual bias.  In its stead is the new "Janix" guild.  I ask you to welcome my five
strapping new gladiators to the sands. -- Kat, mgr. Janix

Pallinea -- Incipient were-cat?  Come now, my dear.  We'll have none of that! -- Kat
the Incipient

All -- I'm sure Street Legal will include the announcement for the Memorial Contest
in this issue, however, I'll declare JANIX for the contest this turn.  Slaughter
Priest was a good man and an interesting character in our part of the alliance.  He
wished to have a contest run without challenges, without avoids, and without enhanced

tournament FE.  Though a small gesture, we who knew him via the game will remember
him via the same conduit.  Rest in peace, Priestly One.  You'll be missed. -- the
Russian Blue of Remembrance, Kat

Hey, a tournament or challenge!  All right!  I hear our boss paid for us to be in on
it.  Yes! -- Hold That Tiger SHARK

But, then again, if my teeth can't bite through something like that Olgerd Vlad (what
kind of food is a vlad?) that shoved me around last round, maybe I don't want the
added pressure of an "event". -- Hold That Tiger SHARK

Well, Shark, I had no problem with my Faceless Man.  What's wrong with you?  I want a
good tournament to excite and incense me!  I can show my stuff better than I can on a
box of cereal, you know! -- Hold That TONY THE Tiger

Shellback -- I'll get you for that!  You are my next meal! -- Hold That BENGAL Tiger

Hey, Tony, and you, Bengal!  I want to grow up and be like you some day.  (Well, like
BENGAL 'cuz he won!)  I ate up my Thor Ravenblade.  I like the taste of birds! --
Hold That Tiger CUB

I like birdies too, CUB, but somehow Nyall Bloodgrin made me make a bogey!  I can be
far better than that, I know.  I felt stymied.  Perhaps it was the "rub of the
green"? -- Hold That Tiger WOODS

All The "Hold That Tiger" Team offer a salute to Richard Hammes, Slaughter Priest.
May he fight well in that Great Arena In The Sky.  Godspeed.

Pallinea -- I hope I fought better that time.  I hope I left a lasting impression on
you. -- Arabesque

Wimperetta -- You are fast and you run very well.  How good are you at fighting? --
Bastinado

Viret -- You're no Wimperetta.  You need to fight! -- Demimonde

Yahoo Wahoo -- What a difference the right weapon makes. -- Hauberk

Skorindelle -- You are very beautiful.  I couldn't bear the thought of beating you.
-- Dragonfly

All -- Don't know what this feud between the elves is all about.  You all look the
same to me, pointy ears, upturned noses.  Unfortunately hideous.  Go ahead, kill each
other off. -- Noachian, mgr. The Abysmals, Servant of Kjaran

Trocar -- Please welcome Caress of Steel, they will fight in memory of my good friend
and alliance mate Rich Hammes.  We look forward to meeting you on the sands. --
Maximillian, manager Caress of Steel

Crip -- Good to see you here, your teams are easy enough to spot. -- Maximillian

Welcome to All Tribute Teams!  MEMORIAL HAMMERZ should be active on the sands this
cycle! -- Hammer

Bastinado -- You should never allow yourself to be come careless in the arena!  You
see what comes of it.  And it was entirely your own fault, sir! -- Wimperetta
P.S.  Bastinado...sounds like a recipe name.  Long Pig Bastinado, which is to say,
with broiled with a special sauce.  Onions, of course, and sage--even broiled, long
pig tends to be greasy, and sage will help cut the greasy taste.  Beaten with leafy
twigs of sage, in fact.  Yes, that's the ticket.  And I sense the presence of apple
cider in there somewhere.  Hmm, I will have to mull on this--should the cider be
mulled, I wonder?--and see what I can do....

Demimonde -- I just LOVE your hat.  Where did you get it?  It's okay to tell me,
because I won't have one like it made for me, I'm not tall enough to carry it off.
But the milliner who conceived that hat should be able to come up with something good
for a woman of my height, too.  And I MUST have it for the Midsummer Event, you know.
-- Viret

Arabesque -- I didn't need that.  I could've gone on for YEARS without that, you
know. -- Ghost of Pallinea
P.S.  You're probably anti-orc, aren't you?

Dragonfly -- I didn't realize you were so fragile.  Sorry about that. -- Skorindelle
P.S.  How do you get that iridescence on your armor?  It's lovely and fascinating.
In fact (wrenching her gaze away), I think it may be LITERALLY fascinating....

Interesting, we seem to have fought nobody but Abysmals today.  Not that we're
complaining.  Just noticing. -- Nick, Traders of Trocar

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

OWYN was butchered by PRIEST OF AHRINGOL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CHICKEN BLOOD was slaughtered by GRALL ONE-EAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
RODILLA was assassinated by MAINAKHA-TE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
PIP PIP CHEERIO was butchered by GRALL ONE-EAR in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
ARABESQUE was demolished by WIMPERETTA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SNIR defeated ARE YOU READY? in a exciting 3 minute Challenge struggle.
TONY THE outwaited OLGERD VLAD in a slow 28 minute Challenge competition.
WOODS handily defeated HAUBERK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
SPAM JAVELINA won victory over DARA in a 2 minute novice's Challenge duel.
CUB vanquished ERIK THUNDERHEAD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SWAMP DONKEY defeated GLUM in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge match.
SHARK luckily beat ENVI in a exciting 3 minute novice's Challenge fight.
POCKET GOPHER was bested by NYALL BLOODGRIN in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
MOUSETRAP outwaited WARRIOR-MAGE in a exciting 9 minute Title battle.
A.O. HELL devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
NO-STICK TAPE overpowered WARRIOR-MAGE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DEMIMONDE was bested by GHOLAM in a action packed 1 minute duel.
BASTINADO was overpowered by VIRET in a 2 minute bloody mismatched brawl.
NICKLEBACK overpowered SLAVE-WARRIOR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
THE FORSAKEN beat BLACK FLAGGER in a exciting 1 minute bout.
SKORINDELLE was narrowly defeated by KILLSWITCH ENGAGE in a 4 minute conflict.
BRIDESOFDESTRUCTION was butchered by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
THOR RAVENBLADE was defeated by SHELLBACK in a exciting 2 minute gory duel.
EMILY THE STRANGE handily defeated NEVER DIE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
EVERGREY bested HARPOONER in a 2 minute bout.
PLUMP PORKER demolished LEE FAMILY HAMMER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
STINKBUG beat WRONG WAY in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
HIGHER was savagely defeated by GRUNGE GRL HAMMER in a 2 minute novice's bout.
FACELESS MAN narrowly defeated ANIME in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
FOUL NAVIGATOR beat DARISTAM in a 1 minute novice's fray.
SWASHBUCKLER handily defeated FASC DROOL HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DRAGONFLY was defeated by SLAUGHTER HAMMER in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
JUUNK luckily beat PENELOTHE in a 3 minute gory novice's match.
BENGAL defeated QUICKSHOT in a popular 1 minute novice's bout.
SPINNER slimly won victory over HONOR RICH HAMMER in a 2 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         TOTAL PARRY       21 -   9 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  21 -  3      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        17 -  19 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  20 -  0      35  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  17 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 194 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MOUSETRAP 2521             17   6  1   90 USELESS TOOLS (219)
PARRY-LUNGE      A.O. HELL 2523             15   5  1  127 USELESS TOOLS (219)
STRIKING ATTACK  NO-STICK TAPE 2541         15   4  2  125 USELESS TOOLS (219)
AIMED BLOW       WIMPERETTA 2655            15   8  0   69 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
BASHING ATTACK   GHOLAM 2827                 7   1  0   51 DARK PENTAGRAM (305)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    VIRET 2727                  7   5  0   44 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
WALL OF STEEL    THE FORSAKEN 2826           6   5  0   35 DARK PENTAGRAM (305)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NO-STICK TAPE 2541.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ARE YOU READY? 2757.  The ten other most popular fighters were THOR 
RAVENBLADE 2781, ENVI 2786, NYALL BLOODGRIN 2782, VIRET 2727, GRUNGE GRL HAMMER 2794, 
ANIME 2797, SPAM JAVELINA 2769, DARA 2765, PLUMP PORKER 2772, and WIMPERETTA 2655.

The least popular fighter this week was OLGERD VLAD 2780.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TONY THE 2778, FASC DROOL HAMMER 2791, DARISTAM 2837, 
BRIDESOFDESTRUCTION 2808, MOUSETRAP 2521, ERIK THUNDERHEAD 2783, HAUBERK 2564, 
RODILLA 2795, OWYN 2785, and PENELOTHE 2838.