DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/17/2004    Duedate: 01/13/2005

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-177

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SVAD BONEGRIN
DAMAGE INC. (71)
(59-954) [20-14-0,149]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SVAD BONEGRIN                  KRUNK SKULLSMASHER
DAMAGE INC. (71)               ILL AVENGERS (290)
(59-954) [20-14-0,149]         (59-2547) [5-1-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SLAKER                         PISTONS MCGUIRE
ISLANDERS (247)                HELTER SKELTER (291)
(59-2284) [15-23-1,75]         (59-2556) [7-5-0,40]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHAPEL ROCK (287)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHAPEL ROCK (287)           61
2. KATHOUSE (288)              52      SHADOWLAND (251)
3. DAMAGE INC. (71)            34      Unchartered Team
4. HANGOVERS (265)             23
5. SEA DOGS (282)              23      SEA DOGS (282)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*SEA DOGS (282)            22   8  3 73.3   1/ 5 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        11  3 0
 2/ 1 SHADOWLAND (251)          44  19  4 69.8   2/ 7*SEA DOGS (282)           11  4 1
 3/ 3 NOT QUITE (240)           24  12  1 66.7   3/ 4*VILE REAVERS (292)       10  5 0
 4- 4*REVENGE (277)             17  10  2 63.0   4/ 6 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  10  5 0
 5- 6*DOK SIK KILLAS (296)       3   2  1 60.0   5/ 3 DAMAGE INC. (71)          9  6 1
 6/ 7 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   68  46  3 59.6   6/ 1 HELTER SKELTER (291)      9  6 0
 7/ 8 DAMAGE INC. (71)         102  75  5 57.6   7/ 2*VENDETTA INC (295)        8  7 2
 8- 9 THE EXPLORERS (21)       170 129  7 56.9   8/ 9*ILL AVENGERS (290)        8  7 0
 9/ 0 HANGOVERS (265)          115  94 12 55.0   9/13*NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)  6  6 1
10/10*ILL AVENGERS (290)        16  14  0 53.3  10/14*TEAM TOMORROW (281)       6  9 0
11/13 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        176 156 11 53.0  11/18*KATHOUSE (288)            5  7 0
12/ 5*VENDETTA INC (295)        13  12  3 52.0  12-15*BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)        4  4 0
13/11 HELTER SKELTER (291)      28  28  0 50.0  13/20*AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)   4  6 0
14/14*VILE REAVERS (292)        15  15  0 50.0  14/12*VINCERE AUT MORI (293)    4 10 0
15/12*VINCERE AUT MORI (293)    12  12  1 50.0  15/16*SOULFORGE (294)           4 11 1
16/15*NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)  12  14  1 46.2  16/ 0 HANGOVERS (265)           3  1 0
17/ 0 CELTIC PRIDE (263)        23  27  0 46.0  17-17*DOK SIK KILLAS (296)      3  2 1
18-16*FACIST DROOL (283)         7   9  2 43.8  18-11*REVENGE (277)             3  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17*TEAM TOMORROW (281)       15  20  1 42.9  19- 8 THE EXPLORERS (21)        3  7 0
20/18*AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)    6   9  0 40.0  20/23 NOT QUITE (240)           2  0 0
21-19*BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)         8  13  1 38.1  21/22 SHADOWLAND (251)          2  1 0
22/20 ISLANDERS (247)          158 261  8 37.7  22/ 0 CELTIC PRIDE (263)        2  3 0
23/22*SOULFORGE (294)            8  17  2 32.0  23-10*FACIST DROOL (283)        2  3 0
24-21*DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)   6  14  3 30.0  24-21*DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)  1  4 0
25/23*KATHOUSE (288)             7  20  1 25.9  25/19 ISLANDERS (247)           1 14 0

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                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                                   HAMMERZ HERALD
                      Death Fest Round Six Edition/DM 59 T-177
                                      by Hammer

         They return at evening, they howl and snarl like dogs, and go [prowling]
about the city. -- Psalms 59:6  Amplified Bible

   HAMMER READ THE PERSONAL ADS WITH KEEN INTEREST as various managers aired their
views in the Veteran Manager's direction.
   After 3 rounds of inactivity in the Death Fest, Hammer was delighted that his AXE
ILLIS HAMMERZ had managed to improve by a lone point on Round Five!
   Yet it was the P-ads that were motivating Hammer to direct his focus more directly
to a situation that needed to be addressed.
     Then there was the matter of getting his warriors to post winning records and
thereby secure a position among the Top Ten Finishers in the Delarq Death Fest.
     Perhaps next month...or more notably...next year!

GUSTORANTILLI GAMBLERZ GARDEN
featuring
Death Fest Rules & Prizes
Death Fest Stables/Managers
Death Fest Current Standings

     Be sure to stop by and lounge in the GustoRanTilli Gamblerz Garden where fine
food and finer drink is only surpassed by the company you keep and the wagers you
make!
     What better place to plot your Death Fest strategies while composing your Death
Fest Team Spotlights/P-ads; in full view of your competitors as everyone trades
information and receives tips from their network of Death Fest spies?
     Just the place to experience a more refined change of pace from the Denizens of
the Dark Dive that frequent The Welcome Wench tavern near the Illis arena!

Death Fest Rules & Prizes
     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round Begins July 29th, 2004/T-172 and Concludes
August 25th, 2005/T-186.
     Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys
DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]:

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

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

1st Place Death Fest Dominator
Prizes include
1.  Receive 6 months Free Play in DM 59 courtesy of RSI
2.  Rename Illis Arena for 6 months courtesy of RSI
3.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
4.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: Lord Lian Ki Na-Zul
5.  Rename NPC: Convicted Thief
6.  Rename NPC: Dangerous Criminal
7.  Rename NPC: Khalums Dwarf
8.  10(ten) New Team Rollup Certificates transferred to 1st place manager

2nd Place
Prizes include
1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
2.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: Dark Champion
3.  Rename NPC: Mordant Deserter
4.  Rename NPC: Convicted Assassin
5.  Rename NPC: Veteran Mercenary
6.  8(eight) New Team Rollup Certificates transferred to 2nd place manager

3rd Place
Prizes include
1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
2.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: Bandit Prince
3.  Rename NPC: Osksi Noble
4.  Rename NPC: Kung Fu Master
5.  6(six) New Team Rollup Certificates transferred to 3rd place manager

4th Place
Prizes include
1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
2.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: Stone Golem
3.  Rename NPC: Persistent Beggar
4.  Rename NPC: M. Chardinee
5.  4(four) New Team Rollup Certificates transferred to 4th place manager

5th Place
Prizes include
1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
2.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: Wurm Kin
3.  Rename NPC: Embezzling Scribe
4.  Rename NPC: Venemous Concubine
5.  2(two) New Team Rollup Certificates transferred to 5th place manager

6th Place
Prizes include
1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
2.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: Spy Master
3.  Rename NPC: Cult Member

7th Place
Prizes include
1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
2.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: Shewish Guard
3.  Rename NPC: Fratsfa Slave

8th Place
Prizes include
1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
2.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: Black Orc
3.  Rename NPC: Captured Orc

9th Place
Prizes include
1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
2.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: High Elf
3.  Rename NPC: Ambitious Guard

10th Place
Prizes include
1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1(one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
    Final Round revealed by RSI
2.  Rename Dark Arena Monster: Mountain Troll
3.  Rename NPC: The Userous Merchant

Illis Iron Stable Award
[Minimum 67 of 75 Fights]
     Delarq Tor DM 58 is Re-Opening as a Slow Arena/Sanctioned 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]

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

     Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!]
Each Delarq Death Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight [Printed in the T-172
DM 59 Newsletter; The Death Fest Opening Round!] featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 points added to His/Her opening round score.
     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to qualifying to send a New Team Roll Up to
DM 58 for the Grand Re-Opening of  Delarq Tor as a New Slow Arena!]
Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75 fights during the
15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final overall score [this
allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of competition; plus up to 3
additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups from Deaths suffered either
in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59 over the course of 15 rounds of
competition!]

Death Fest Stables/Managers
     The following Death Fest Stables/Managers are listed Alphabetically [number of
stable fights set in brackets/minimum 67 needed for 25 Bonus Points!]
 1.  AGELESS KNIGHTS (258)/Unforgiven [5]
 2.  AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)/Hammer [10]
 3.  BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)/Polarius [21]
 4.  CHAPEL ROCK (287)/Crip [24]
 5.  DAMAGE INC (71)/Tripwire [25]
 6.  DIABOLOUS HERETICUS (270)/Firehawk [20]
 7.  DOK SIK KILLAS (296)/Dok Sik [5]
 8.  FASCIST DROOL (283)/Slaughter Priest [14]
 9.  HANGOVERS (265)/Crip [3]
10.  HELTER SKELTER (291)/Cosmo [25]
11.  ILL AVENGERS (290)/ Wildstorm [25]
12.  IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)/Phantasm [23]
13.  ISLANDERS (247)/Nick [25]
14.  KATHOUSE (288)/Kat [22]
15.  NATURAL B KILLERS (286)/Maximillian [22]
16.  NOT QUITE (240)/Crip [4]
17.  REVENGE (277)/Baphomet [12]
18.  SEA DOGS (282)/One Armed Bandit [25]
19.  SHADOWLAND (251)/? [1]
20.  SOULFORGE (294)/The Great Wasby [20]
21.  TEAM TOMORROW (281)/Nostradomus [25]
22.  THE EXPLORERS (21)/Kellog [25]
23.  THE WILLBURYS 77 (284)/Rascally Rabbit [8]
24.  VENDETTA INC (295) [20]
25.  VILE REAVERS (292)/Bobby Bigfoot [25]
26.  VINCERE AUT MORI (293)/Toker [19]

Here It Is Sports Fans!
The Updated Standings After 5 Rounds of Death Fest!
     One Armed Bandit wrestles his way to the Death Fest Dominator with a slim 1
point lead over Crip [+63 points to +62 points] in a seemingly See Saw Battle for the
Death Fest Dominator Title [See OOPS DEPARTMENT] while Tripwire falls to 3rd place
with +60 points.
     Goat remains a not too distant 4th with +56 pts as Cosmo maintains his grip on
5th place with +54 points [with a 4-1-0 to gain a Free Play as the Current Top Team
with a remarkable 14-1-0 run the past 3 cycles!]
     Wildstorm places a distant 6th with +42 points while the inactive Rascally
Rabbit hangs onto 7th place in absentia with +38 points.
     Rounding out the Top Ten Contenders/Pretenders are Nostrodamus, Polarius and
Hammer with +37, +27 and +27 points respectively [tiebreaker going to Polarius over
Hammer 29 recognition pts to 12 recognition pts
      Phantasm continues to creep ever closer to the Prize Categories with a +24
points to secure his 11th place position in the Death Fest excitement after 5 rounds
of competition!

OOPS DEPARTMENT
Death Fest Standings last cycle were slightly erroneous due to not crediting CHAPEL
ROCK with a Kill on Round 3. [Must Keep a Closer Watch Over My Hand Writing!] The
Standings Should Have Read As Follows:
3rd Place: CHAPEL ROCK +55 points
4th Place: VENDETTA INC. +52 points
***** CHAPEL ROCK/Crip was actually the Death Fest Dominator on Round 3 with +53
points. DAMAGE INC./Tripwire had +52 points and should have been listed in 2nd place
while SEA DOGS/One Armed Bandit had +50 points and should have been listed in 3rd
place on Round 3.
     Again, my apologies to Crip for the error and my subsequent remarks in last
cycle's P-ads in regards to his stables plummet from first to second to third to
fourth in the first four rounds of the Death Fest.

Corrected Standings Are Reflected Below:

Death Fest Current Standings/Position Last Cycle
 1.  (2nd) Death Fest Dominator SEA DOGS (282)/One Armed Bandit [+56 pts last cycle;
     +7 pts/4 wins = +8; 1 loss = -1; Total = +63 pts]
 2.  (3rd) CHAPEL ROCK (287)/Crip [+55 pts last cycle; +7 pts/4 wins = +8; 1 loss = -
     1; Total = +62 pts]
 3.  (1st) DAMAGE INC (71)/Tripwire [+56 Pts last cycle; +4 pts/3 wins = +6; 1 2osses
     = -2; Total = +60 pts]
 4.  (4th) VENDETTA INC (295)/Goat [+52 pts last cycle; +4 pts/3 wins = +6 pts; 2
     losses = -2 pts; Total = +56 pts]
 5.  (5th) HELTER SKELTER (291)/Cosmo [+47 pts last cycle; +7 pts/4 wins = +8; 1 loss
     = -1; Total = +54 pts]
 6.  (8th) ILL AVENGERS (290)/ Wildstorm [+35 pts last cycle; +7 pts/4 wins = +8; 1
     loss = -1; Total = +42 pts]
 7.  (7th) THE WILLBURYS 77 (284)/Rascally Rabbit [+38 pts last cyle; +0 pts/0 wins =
     +0; 0 losses = -0; Total = +38 pts]
 8.  (6th) TEAM TOMORROW (281)/Nostradomus [+42 pts last cycle; -5 pts/0 wins = +0; 5
     losses = -5; Total = +37 pts]
 9.  (9th) BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)/Polarius [+28 pts last cycle; -1 pt/2 wins = +4; 2
     losses = -2; 1 Death  = -3; Total = +27 pts with 29 recognition pts for
     tiebreaker]
10.  (10th) AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)/Hammer [+26 pts last cycle; +1 pt/2 wins = +4; 3
     losses = -3; Total = +27 pts with 12 recognition pts for tiebreaker]
11.  (11th) IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)/Phantasm [+20 pts last cycle; +4 pts/3 wins = +6;
     2 losses = -2; Total = +24 pts]
12.  (14th) REVENGE (277)/Baphomet [+13 pts last cycle; +4 pts/3 wins = +6; 2 losses
     = -2; Total = +17 pts with 25 recognition pts for tiebreaker]
13.  (12th) FASCIST DROOL (283)/Slaughter Priest [+17 pts last cycle; +0 pts/0 wins =
     +0; 0 losses = -0; Total = +17 pts with 22 recognition pts for tiebreaker]
14.  (13th) VINCERE AUT MORI (293)/ Toker [+14 pts last cycle; +3 pts/1 win = +2; 4
     losses = -4; 1 Rev BF = +5; Total = +17 pts with 19 recognition pts for
     tiebreaker]
15.  (15th) KATHOUSE (288)/Kat [+11 pts last cycle; +0 pts/1 win = +2; 2 losses = -2;
     Total = +11 pts]
16.  (-) DOK SIK KILLAS (269)/Dok Sik [- pts last cycle; +9 pts/3 wins = +6; 2 losses
     = -2; 1 Kill = +5; Total = +9 pts]
17.  (17th) NATURAL B KILLERS (286)/Maximillian [+3 pts last cycle; +2 pts/2 wins =
     +4; 2 losses = -2; Total = +5 pts]
18.  (18th) SOULFORGE (294)/The Great Wasby [+2 pts last cycle; +1 pt/2 wins = +4; 3
     losses = -3; Total = +3 pts]
19.  (-) SHADOWLAND (251)/? [-pts last cycle; +2 pts/1 win = +2; 0 losses = -0; Total
     = +2 pts with 144 recognition pts for tiebreaker]
20.  (20th) NOT QUITE (240)/Crip [+0 pts last cycle; +2 pts/1 win = +2; 0 losses = -
     0; Total = +2 pts with 64 recognition pts for tiebreaker]
21.  (22nd)THE EXPLORERS (21)/Kellog [-1 pt last cycle; +1 pt/2 wins = +4; 3 losses =
     -3; Total = +0 pts with 86 recognition pts for tiebreaker]
22.  (19th) HANGOVERS (265)/Crip [+0 pts last cycle; +0 pts/0 wins = +0; 0 losses = -
     0; Total = 0 pts with 111 recognition pts for tiebreaker but does not count for
     being not listed!]
23.  (16th) ISLANDERS (247)/Nick [+4 pts last cycle; -5 pts/0 wins = +0; 5 losses = -
     5; Total = -1 pt]
24.  (21st)DIABOLOUS HERETICUS (270)/Firehawk [+0 pts last cycle; -2 pts/1 wins = +2;
     4 losses = -4; Total = -2 pts with 10 recognition pts for tiebreaker]
25.  (23rd) AGELESS KNIGHTS (258)/Unforgiven [-2 pts last cycle; +0 pts/0 wins = +0;
     0 losses = -0; Total = -2 pts with no recognition pts for tiebreaker because
     not listed]
26.  (24th) VILE REAVERS (292)/Bobby Bigfoot [-9 pts last cycle; +4 pts/3 wins = +6;
     2 losses = -2; Total = -5 pts]

     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Death Fest
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta Cartel
Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

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     The wind buffeted me and nearly froze my hands off.  Yet I'd called a meeting
and offered a feast to all managers in the city.  It was high time some things got
straightened out and it looked as though I'm only one who would do it.
     I reached the town hall, pulled open the doors and heard the low roar emanating
from the banquet room.  Looked like, and sounded like they all came.  Maybe not to
hear what I have to say, but at least to eat.  And if that's the only way I can get
them to listen...so be it.
     I walked into the room and looked around.  The caterers had done their jobs
well.  Food was plentiful and everyone seemed not to mind that they had been placed
at my request.  On the dais sat Phantasm (leader of the VC), Crip (an extremely level
head), Tripwire (whom I didn't know personally, but appeared to be at least as decent
as Crip), Nostradomus (who was, in my opinion, a level-headed individual, a good
friend, and a leader among the V@U alliance), and of course, the host of the Illis
Death Fest and a personal friend...Hammer.
     I crossed the room, spurs jingling and armor clanking.  Even the warriors showed
up.  Looked like my message will get out to everyone.  At least I'd know who my real
enemies would be for the coming months.  Of course, that all depended upon the
reception of my words.
     I walked up the steps of the dais and greeted each manager with respect and
cordiality.  Even Phantasm, whom I don't particularly care for, but...sometimes...ya
gotta get them to let their guards down.  After greeting the leaders, I walked up to
the podium.  The din in the room was almost deafening.  I looked around and each of
the managers on the dais rose and stood.  This was heartening.  Raising my hands, I
waited until the noise grew into a silence.  Then I spoke.
     "Managers and warriors, it's come to my attention that some things must be
spoken by me.  I have come to a point where silence no longer is an option.  So, you
must pay for the feast after all.  However, not from gold, but from a few moments of
your time to listen.  That is all the payment I need.
     First, I'll address Phantasm.  You've disrespected me and I demand an apology.
This isn't a request...it's a must if we are to retain at least in some semblance of
peace between us.  You made a severe mistake in calling me a coward.  I may be many
things, but *NEVER* that.  I don't care about the NLs being "at the fingertips."
Tell the rest of the story.  I consolidated my forces in which to battle members of
DOOMCorps, D.O.C., R.A.G.E., The Association, and several other alliances.  Did I
start the battle?  Yes, but that's not the point.  You chose to get involved in a
one-on-one with your whole alliance.  So, I retreated, consolidating my forces, chose
my battleground, and then invited you to come.  You declined.
     What you have failed to tell everyone, is that my win/loss/kill record against
you is on the winning side.  In every arena versus all your aliases.
     Now, personally, I'm not at war against you...yet.  And, I don't need a gaggle
of friends (although, I have more than you are aware of!) to rip you to shreds.
Here's my personal invitation to you and all your aliases...if you want me...come and
get me.  Otherwise, don't disrespect me again.  If you do...I'll come and get you
myself.
     Now, to the Vendett@United brothers...and you are that!  The shouting and utter
disrespect to Hammer needs to stop.  He's not just a personal friend, I consider him
my brother as well.  Goat got his points.  He needs to let the rest go.  It's beating
a dead horse.  And, Toker started his end of things himself.  He shot his mouth off.
He didn't get points because his spotlight wasn't printed on the turn it was required
to be printed.  Mine didn't get printed the way I sent it in either or I would have
gotten the 25 points.  I didn't.  Big deal.  I'll *EARN* them.  Get over it and move
on, Toker.
     The thing you folks have failed to take into consideration is that Hammer put
this contest on by himself.  None of us are perfect, Nostradomus.  No, not even you.
Hammer is doing all the work from about Four Thousand Miles away, put up the prizes
out of his own pocket, and has been a pretty good sport about things.  You folks need
to get off his back and stop acting like spoiled children.
     Finally, and this goes out to all...if you don't like the way Hammer is running
things, then don't participate.  Transfer out of Illis and don't return.  You haven't
invested anything compared to what you could possibly win...like, roll-ups, prestige,
how about some friends and possible allies.  How about some respect?  How about just
plain ole fun?
     Pretty much, this is how it's gonna be...if you speak respectfully...say
whatever you will and I'll laugh just as loud as anyone else.  I mean that
wholeheartedly!  But, if you're running around Illis, disrespecting everyone and
everything moving...don't address me in any way, shape or form.  I don't want
anything to do with you.
     With this being said, enjoy the rest of the evening and the meal.  I am
retiring."
     I have now spoken my heart on matters important to me.  I walked off the dais
and left the building.  As I opened the door, the icy wind buffeted against me once
again.  Yet it could be no colder than I felt in my soul.  I knew I'd probably lost 
some friends, but my hope wasn't that.  It was to give a wake-up call to them.  We
would see in the coming months.
     So I returned to my guildhouse, walked to my office, grabbed a woolen blanket
and lay down on the bench.  I was weary to the bone.  Sleep was what I needed most.

                                             Baphomet, mgr. Revenge (277)

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 510): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 396): YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 515): GREEN BEAN of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 511): WHITE WIND of MAYAN WHITE (Myrrdin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 510): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 514): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 511): GOKU of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 506): LUNELLE of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 498): SALT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 496): GINA TAILIA of FEVER PITCH (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 470): CLURACAN of THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 461): CRAPOLA CRAYON of THE LOST SOULS (Stimpy, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 448): BOZO of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 396): SPIDER-MAN of WENSINWASIN M.H. (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 188): CERISA of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 176): PLAGUEBEARER of SHADOWLAND (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 346): TRAIN of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 153): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 389): DR DAZZLE of PEPPER PRACTICE II from ANDOR (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 510): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 396): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 515): VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 511): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 510): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 514): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 511): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 506): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 498): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 496): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 470): THE CHADS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 461): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 448): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 396): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 188): KATHOUSE (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 176): HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 346): DEVIL'S MAYHEM (Dincuru Feadagnor?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 153): KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 389): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 395): ANALIRA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
                           LUBAYA  THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 505): CUP O'PIZZA of THE JERKS (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 495): BAD ACID of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 460): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 201): LAHRS ENNY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               ANGELOST of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 188): CERISA of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 176): PLAGUEBEARER of SHADOWLAND (DeGotti, mgr.)
              (turn 175): FEDIFENSOR of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 345): CHIP ENSER of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ILLIS!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as HELTER SKELTER is pushed 
out of top team by CHAPEL ROCK, who came from 5th with a 5-0-0 this turn.  KATHOUSE 
stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 7 space move up the rankings.  This 
brings them up to 11th place.  Good work, guys!  The SEA DOGS guild has had a 5-0-1 
turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of 
thing can lead.  And let's see, RALNOR fought THORAN THUNDERGOD and gained 23 points 
and contributed to DAMAGE INC.'s 3-2-1.  MEDIA MIDGET has lost to ALUCIEA THE BOLD, 
falling 16 points, while helping make HELTER SKELTER a 0-5-0 turn.  The attempts to 
dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and PLAGUEBEARER remains ILLIS' top warrior for 
another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at The Swinging Aardvark until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the HELTER SKELTER stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ILLIS, what are you afraid of?  And 
guess who avoided HELTER SKELTER stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was SEA 
DOGS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that AXE SEXIST HAMMER from 
AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ was ILLIS' most challenged warrior this turn.  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  URG 
GUTSPILLER, does your manager know you're challenging down 27 points to fight THE 
UNSULLIED from VINCERE AUT MORI?  We're not surprised to hear that URG GUTSPILLER 
beat THE UNSULLIED, but I bet it would be interesting to hear why VILE REAVERS made 
such a challenge.  Well now, what do you expect when someone like CORSAIR from SEA 
DOGS challenges down 23 points to fight E-SA-IAS of TEAM TOMORROW?  I thought 
challenges were for warriors, not cowards looking for easy wins.  CORSAIR bested 
E-SA-IAS, is nothing sacred?  I don't know about you, but MAST MONKEY challenging 
down 23 points to AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ's AXE SEXIST HAMMER, is not really worthy of SEA 
DOGS.  It pains me to see warriors take advantage of the system like this.  MAST 
MONKEY beat AXE SEXIST HAMMER, as if it surprises anyone.  In a brave attempt, LONDON 
QUIREBOY from CHAPEL ROCK challenged up 23 points to fight DUFF from the ISLANDERS 
stable.  LONDON QUIREBOY perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he bested DUFF and 
ended up with 99 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  The manager of ILL AVENGERS will not be pleased to learn that THORAN 
THUNDERGOD, a 4-1-0 fighter, has been killed at the hands of DAMAGE INC.'s RALNOR.  
Congratulations go out to KATHOUSE, with KATAKANA revenging a bloodfeud against 
GEREON of VENDETTA INC.  Is it really true that ILLIS has more dishwashers per capita 
that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, ILLIS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SVAD BONEGRIN 954            20  14  0   149       DAMAGE INC. (71)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLIPPERY NIPPLE 2323         15   4  1   114       HANGOVERS (265)
 FLAMING DRAMBUIE 2326        23  15  1   107       HANGOVERS (265)
 DUFF 2180                     7  79  0   100       ISLANDERS (247)
 LONDON QUIREBOY 2513          8   3  0    99       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 FESTIN 2227                  12   5  2    92       SHADOWLAND (251)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVANGELION 2340              11  11  1    89       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 OOKAZI 2401                  12   4  1    88       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-GLENN 2415                   15   4  0    86       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 SLAKER 2284                  15  23  1    75       ISLANDERS (247)
-COOK 2419                    11   7  0    73       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 WISE OLD WAYNE 2427           5   2  0    72       NOT QUITE (240)
 JUDAS PRIEST 2506             5   1  2    71       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-POX 2232                     10   5  1    70       SHADOWLAND (251)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOTOX BARBIE 2554             6   4  0    60       HELTER SKELTER (291)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WIMPIRA 2421                 10   9  1    56       ISLANDERS (247)
-LEWIS 2402                   15   7  0    52       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 KRUNK SKULLSMASHER 2547       5   1  0    51       ILL AVENGERS (290)
 UMI 2414                      7   7  0    50       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 ANCHOR 2465                   6   0  0    47       SEA DOGS (282)
 TALIESIN 2314                 5   8  0    47       CELTIC PRIDE (263)
 IRMINSUL 2579                 3   2  0    46       VENDETTA INC (295)
 GORI BLOODAXE 2588            4   0  0    42       VILE REAVERS (292)
 PISTONS MCGUIRE 2556          7   5  0    40       HELTER SKELTER (291)
 MADONNA 2502                  6   0  0    39       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 RSI CS 2482                   5   2  0    38       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 BLACKBEARD 2468               4   2  1    35       SEA DOGS (282)
 GWYDNO 2313                   5   4  0    34       CELTIC PRIDE (263)
 MADOC 2311                    4   5  0    34       CELTIC PRIDE (263)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLAMING MOE 2420              4   5  0    33       HANGOVERS (265)
 ALUCIEA THE BOLD 2568         3   2  1    33       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 KATAKANA 2599                 2   0  0    33       KATHOUSE (288)
 I MOTHER EARTH 2504           3   2  0    32       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 RALNOR 2489                   2   5  2    32       DAMAGE INC. (71)
 STICKER SHOCK 2550            5   3  0    31       HELTER SKELTER (291)
 HAGGAI 2462                   4   3  1    31       TEAM TOMORROW (281)
-SHADESEDGE 2219               4   2  0    31       SHADOWLAND (251)
 CUNEDDA 2315                  5   5  0    30       CELTIC PRIDE (263)
 URG GUTSPILLER 2561           4   2  0    30       VILE REAVERS (292)
 NAZARETH 2503                 4   2  0    30       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 AMMER EAD 2425                6  11  0    29       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PETER RABBIT 2540             4   1  0    29       BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)
 MAST MONKEY 2466              3   3  0    29       SEA DOGS (282)
 THE JUICE 2490                3   3  0    27       NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)
 KITTYKAT 2592                 2   2  0    27       KATHOUSE (288)
 CORSAIR 2467                  5   1  0    26       SEA DOGS (282)
 SLAG IRONTOOTH 2545           4   2  0    26       ILL AVENGERS (290)
 ARUTHA 2576                   3   2  0    26       SOULFORGE (294)
-BLACKNESS 2220                3   3  0    26       SHADOWLAND (251)
 SOUL SCOURGE 2589             3   1  0    26       VILE REAVERS (292)
 REX X 2552                    5   4  0    25       HELTER SKELTER (291)
-PARRY 2435                    4   9  0    25       THE EXPLORERS (21)
-EREM WODAHS 2441              3   2  0    25       REVENGE (277)
 HABAKKUK 2464                 5   2  0    24       TEAM TOMORROW (281)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUNDOR 2497                   4   2  0    22       DAMAGE INC. (71)
 BLACK SUN 2577                3   2  1    22       VENDETTA INC (295)
 NULLAN VOID 2546              2   4  0    22       ILL AVENGERS (290)
-GOLGASET 2470                 2   1  0    22       FACIST DROOL (283)
 JAN PEARL 2443                4   8  1    21       ISLANDERS (247)
-BARRY T. DED 2541             3   2  1    21       BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)
 BALLAST 2597                  2   1  1    20       SEA DOGS (282)
-K. WAHT 2437                  5   2  0    19       REVENGE (277)
-NEH TAEH 2438                 3   2  1    18       REVENGE (277)
 KATATONIA 2531                1   5  0    18       KATHOUSE (288)
 CYNAN 2312                    4   5  0    17       CELTIC PRIDE (263)
 PTERRAX 2595                  2   1  0    17       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 BLACKROCK 2498                2   4  1    16       DAMAGE INC. (71)
 AXE BURPER HAMMER 2452        1   2  0    16       AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)
 TREFOT 2580                   2   3  1    15       VENDETTA INC (295)
 RED RED WINE 2481             2   0  0    15       HANGOVERS (265)
 BRANA GOREFANG 2582           2   3  0    15       VILE REAVERS (292)
-HAPPY PUPPY 2474              1   2  0    15       FACIST DROOL (283)
-NAT LUS 2439                  3   2  0    14       REVENGE (277)
 BOTTOM FEEDER 2567            3   1  0    14       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 GEREON 2581                   2   3  1    14       VENDETTA INC (295)
 MIKAYLA BLOODWITCH 2544       1   5  0    14       ILL AVENGERS (290)
 LORI BOBBEDIT 2593            2   0  1    13       NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)
 CYNDANE 2573                  1   4  1    13       SOULFORGE (294)
-M.S. ATNAHP 2440              3   2  1    12       REVENGE (277)
 MEDIA MIDGET 2549             3   3  0    12       HELTER SKELTER (291)
 MALLORY 2493                  3   3  0    12       NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)
-THE MAN 2564                  2   1  2    12       FACIST DROOL (283)
-RICIN 2603                    1   0  1    12       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
-SUPERIOR BEING 2565           1   1  0    12       FACIST DROOL (283)
 FYLFOT 2578                   3   2  0    11       VENDETTA INC (295)
 AXE SEXIER HAMMER 2536        3   0  0    11       AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)
 DEDALUS 2598                  2   1  0    11       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
-ANITA COY 2539                1   4  0    11       BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)
-BUBONIC PLAGUE 2602           1   0  0    11       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
 HITLER YOUTH 2491             2   4  0    10       NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)
-ABBADON 2601                  1   0  0    10       DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)
 LADY REAVER 2572              2   3  0     9       SOULFORGE (294)
 AXE CARTEL HAMMER 2451        1   2  0     9       AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)
-OGO POGO 2591                 0   2  0     9       DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)
-ARISTOPHOLES 2585             1   2  1     6       DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)
-PROFANITTI 2369               1   3  0     6       DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)
 RESPIN NIALO 2587             1   3  0     6       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
-POLO 2586                     1   2  0     5       THE EXPLORERS (21)
-GRUNGE GIRL 2472              1   2  0     5       FACIST DROOL (283)
-CANCER 2606                   1   0  0     5       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
 UDUN HELLFIRE 2608            1   1  0     4       VILE REAVERS (292)
 THE UNSULLIED 2607            0   2  0     4       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 E-SA-IAS 2609                 0   2  0     3       TEAM TOMORROW (281)
 AXE SEXIST HAMMER 2537        0   3  0     3       AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)
 MALACHI 2596                  0   3  0     3       TEAM TOMORROW (281)
 KATO NINETAILS 2613           0   1  0     1       KATHOUSE (288)
-THE DESPOILER 2600            0   1  0     1       DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)
-SMALL POX 2605                0   1  0     1       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
 INEX 2610                     0   1  0     1       DAMAGE INC. (71)
-WEST NILE 2604                0   1  0     1       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AXE BENDER HAMME 2453  1  2 0 AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ 279 CYNDANE 2573          177         
DON KEBALLS 2542       0  3 0 BLITZKRIEG 5 289      ALUCIEA THE BOLD 2568 174 REVENGED
MAJIK 2594             0  2 0 BLITZKRIEG 5 289      RICIN 2603            176         
CHERUBAEL 2371         2  1 1 DIABOLUS HERETICU 270 JUDAS PRIEST 2506     174         
PONTIUS GLAW 2373      1  1 1 DIABOLUS HERETICU 270 BLACK SUN 2577        173 NOT REVE
LORD OF CHANGE 2590    0  1 0 DIABOLUS HERETICU 270 THE MAN 2564          174         
THORAN THUNDERGO 2543  4  2 0 ILL AVENGERS 290      RALNOR 2489           177         
KATAMARAN 2612         0  1 0 KATHOUSE 288          LORI BOBBEDIT 2593    177         
KATERPILLAR 2533       1  3 0 KATHOUSE 288          GEREON 2581           175 JUST REV
KATNAP 2535            0  3 0 KATHOUSE 288          BLACKBEARD 2468       174 REVENGED
MICKEY 2494            1  1 0 NATURAL B. KILLER 286 THE MAN 2564          173 REVENGED
SWASHBUCKLER 2469      2  1 1 SEA DOGS 282          BLACKROCK 2498        174 JUST REV
FERAL 2574             1  4 0 SOULFORGE 294         SPYMASTER 22          177 NONE    
LOG 2575               1  4 1 SOULFORGE 294         SHEWISH GIANT 21      177 NONE    
NAHUM 2460             2  5 0 TEAM TOMORROW 281     BALLAST 2597          177         
OBADIAH 2499           0  3 0 TEAM TOMORROW 281     RALNOR 2489           174 REVENGED
ROG HEADCRUSHER 2558   0  2 0 VILE REAVERS 292      ARISTOPHOLES 2585     173 NOT REVE
CALUIS 2569            2  1 0 VINCERE AUT MORI 293  TREFOT 2580           175         
SCAR THE BEAST 2570    0  1 0 VINCERE AUT MORI 293  BARRY T. DED 2541     173 REVENGED
THARKON 2571           1  1 0 VINCERE AUT MORI 293  M.S. ATNAHP 2440      174 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Udun Hellfire -- Thought I had you there.  Nice comeback. -- Respen Nialco

M.S. Atnahp -- You sure tried hard.  Alas, it wasn't enough!  He He! -- Bottom Feeder

Brana Gorefang -- Would you like to go midget tossing or something?  Maybe even a
duel between the sheets!  Damn me, but I'm no good at this courting thing! -- Bottom
Feeder

Polarius -- I salute you and your warriors.  You have earned my respect! -- Toker

Goat -- It's your time to shine.  Handle that!  Drinks are on you! -- Toker

Wasby The Great -- It's time to desolate.  Ten turns is enough! -- Toker V@U!

Nostradomus -- The alignment is welcomed; I just hope to have a better showing this
turn. -- Toker

Dok Sik -- Nice turn.  Keep it up!  Send diplo for any questions, etc...we are here
for you! -- Toker, mgr. Vincere Aut Mori

Baphomet -- Thavkon did what he was supposed to do--win and then die.  It saved me a
trip to the DA and gave me a bloodfeud!  Thought you knew! -- Toker of V@U

Hammer -- What over-educated sounding reply do you have this time?  Boring.... --
Toker, of the only VENDETTA that counts!

Death Fest Fanatics -- It is NOT my intention to Purposely try to slight anyone

[Friend or Friendly Foe] points either Positive or Negative during this contest!
Just Monitor Your Team Points and Keep Me Posted if there is a Mistake or Question
Regarding the Scoring! -- Hammer/Your Death Fest Host

Crip -- Indeed I made another Handwriting Mistake on T-174 when I had written down 11
Kills and then put a zero in the ones column before subtracting; but I subtracted 11
from 11 instead of 10 from 11 about midnight that particular night!  I have made the
adjustments to your scores! -- Hammer/Your Death Fest Host [Who Made A Mistake
Again!]
P.S.  My Sincere Apologies for the Mistake which Reflected Badly Upon Your Seemingly
Plummet from First to Fourth!  That was NOT the Case in Retrospect!

Nostradomus -- Cartel New Math?  The -3 points?  Did Maximillian Eat Them?  NO!  The
-3 points was because OBADIAH was Slain/Killed/Terminated/Eliminated/Deep Sixed by
RALNOR of DAMAGE INC. for a Death = -3 points for a total of -5 points as recorded!
-- Hammer/Your Death Fest Host [Who Does NOT Always Make Mistakes!]
P.S.  But Do NOT Be Surprised When Maximillian Hunts Your Gladiators For Lunch!

Phantasm -- Go get a Kill and the +5 points will prove to be prophetic!  The
adjustments were made as noted!  Thanks for the Email and P-ad addressing the
mistake! -- Hammer

Baphomet -- For someone who does not care about it you sure were vocal.  At least it
gave you something to write in the P-ads and an opportunity for me to write a
Spotlight giving you some free advertisement for your Wisdom Pool Hand Book, my
friend! -- Hammer

Nick -- Thanks for the Morya Spot and if you can sneak one in over here sometime in
the coming New Year then that is well and good!  A Spot in DM 33 would be most
helpful as well, or at least your stories that are printed in various arenas! --
Hammer

Dueling Disciple/Wasby the Great -- My shortage of coin and nonparticipation for a
short while as Death Fest Host was part of a bigger picture that you are probably
unaware of regarding my real life pursuits, but are about to soon understand! --
Hammer

Sick Doktor -- You have less of a clue than Wasby, but I will spell it out for you
and your stable mates as well.  When you entered DM 59 you were automatically entered
in the Delarq Death Fest for the remainder of the contest! -- Hammer

Goat the Whiner -- Every contestant was forewarned that misfilings at RSI would
result in no points!  Now as for my hiding behind the excuse for insufficient funds,
it is time I addressed you and your Dueling Disciples and your misguided attitudes
that are cropping up in the Spots and P-ads.  You should understand English and I
will make it plain and simple for all to swallow or spit up, depending upon your
maturity! -- Hammer

Goat and Your Dueling Disciples of United Vendetta Clones -- I don't know your real
life situations.  In real life I am a Minister of the Word of God who chose to obey
the leading of the Holy Spirit to come to Doha, Qatar and minister among the Filipino
Expatriates who work over here.  Over a year ago I returned to Qatar with the promise
from several friends/ministries/churches who told me that they would be sending me
support for my work overseas.  Those Good Intentions failed to be fulfilled by those
who promised for whatever reasons and unforeseen situations that caused their 
Missionary Offerings to become nonexistent over the past year.  Whether or not
certain people agree with me regarding my choices to minister overseas as a
missionary is not my concern; for my concern is that I have a clear conscience before
God and share the Love of Jesus Christ to those whose hearts are open to receive.
Promised monies were not sent and I made the choice to remain over here no matter
what I had to do to make sure I was able to fulfill the Call of God on my life.  God
blessed my determination and provided me employment overseas that ensures my ability
to remain here for as long as I choose to remain here.  It also provides me more
finances to play in more arenas than I was previously active in before the account
went negative.  More importantly, it also provides the monies to pay for the contest
prizes you and others are competing for in DM 59 and other arenas where I am
sponsoring contests!  I take into account that you all are role playing with the
remarks you make in your Spots and P-ads.  I also take into account your ignorance of
the total picture.  This is my friendly warning to curb your ignorance and words of
slander regarding my situation that you obviously had no clue about!  I chose to
write it into my Spots good naturedly instead of just disappearing from the sands and
newsletters without a trace or explanation.  If you want to pursue this course in the
Spots and P-ads then have at it and be prepared to deal with the consequences.  It
really does not matter much to me what my stable record is in any particular arena.
I continue to play this game to have a link with my American roots and the
opportunity to continue exercising my writing talent in Spots and P-ads to entertain
those who enjoy reading!  A few days ago I was contacted by someone who had promised
to send some support over a year ago and according to the Email it is on its way over
here.  Patience is Always Rewarded to those who choose to exercise it in the face of
all obstacles.  I am also a Very Patient Person and will choose my time and manner in
which to retaliate within the framework of this game, if retaliation becomes a
necessary decision on my part.  The Next Move is Yours! -- Hammer/Vendetta Cartel
Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe

     Hammer and all -- I don't usually leave in such long "real life" ads, but I'm
     not sure to whom this should have been sent as a diplo, so you all get it.  This
     is NOT a change in policy, and if any of you wish to discuss this "real life"
     stuff further, it should continue via diplo. -- Ed.
     P.S.  *smile*  No matter WHO started it.

Bubonic Plague -- I am sure we will meet again! -- Axe Sexist Hammer

The Despoiler -- Thank you for the Dance! -- Axe Sexier Hammer

Arutha -- Give it another shot!  See if you can Kill me! -- Axe Bender Hammer

Log -- You were nearly a Dead Log!  Try again? -- Axe Cartel Hammer

Dundor -- Death [BURP!] has been Cheated [BURP!] as I have a Destiny to [BURP!]
Fulfill during the course of this Death [BURP!] Fest contest and beyond [BURP!] --
Axe Burper Hammer

Thoran Tundergod -- Well, cheese, nobody could expect me to beat a GOD.  It just
isn't done. -- Jan Pearl

Fedifensor -- Good work! -- Duff
P.S.  Yet another loss for my collection.  Although sheer endurance will inch me up
the ranks and accumulate political points, I can't go until I get fourteen wins, so
I'm here for a while yet.  I could still beat the record.

Glenn -- On closer inspection, I recommend that you stay OUT of politics.  It's
mucky. -- Slaker
P.S.  Exploration is so much a cleaner occupation.  Stick to that.

Wise Old Wayne -- (insinuating a finger into his buttonhole and pulling him closer)
(whispering)  You don't want to be MEAN to me, do you? -- Wimpira

Krunk Skullsmasher -- 'Ow'd you get that name past the Commission?  H'all those
letters.... -- 'Ammer 'Ead

One Armed Bandit and your Dogs of the Sea -- There are down challenges, then there
are Scum-of-the-Earth, reap-what-you-sow type issuances like yours last cycle.  I an

a natural Free Blader, and not one bound to the Andorian sense honor--nor am I
ignorant to the ways of the desperate in obtaining wins.  However, that move, Dearest
Sir, was cheap, and will not soon be forgotten. -- The Siamese of Spite, Kat

Deathfreaks, and my brother Hammer -- Fine contest thus far!  My "Kathouse" and I are
paying the price for a, "play the sheet no matter what it looks like" challenge.  Not
to fret though--instant gratification departed us long ago.  We'll have the ship
turned around before too long. -- The Calico Captain, Kat

All -- My team has been disappointing for the last few turns.  Warriors have been
punished and sent to the DA.  But the fighters of Soulforge shall have their
vengeance! -- Wasby the Great

Goat -- Congrats on moving up to 3rd place.  Soon you will move into the top spot. --
Wasby the Great

Dok Sik -- Nice turn.  Keep it up. -- Wasby the Great
P.S.  My guest chambers had to be sterilized from your myriad of calamities.

Toker -- Bloodfeud anyone?  Let the ground turn red with the death of enemies. --
Wasby the Great
P.S.  What do I do about this throbbing head?  I can hardly think.  Maybe that's why
I keep losing?!

Toker -- Two more months and the ruling council will vote on your status with
vendett@United of The Desolate Empire.  Way to keep your win/loss percentage above
50%.  A big bonus for you.  Making it to the 8th round in your first tourney was also
good.  Good luck.  Keep the Charles on the point. -- Goat/Hand of Death for V.@.U

Wasby -- Are you having fun yet?  Maybe it's time to get rid of the warrior that have
three losses or more.  This should help you get your win/loss % to an acceptable
level that I know you are capable of.  Just be patient.  Keep your head up. --
Goat/Hand of Death for V.@.U.

Dok Sik -- Nice turn and you scored a kill off "Polarius".  Send me a copy of your
warriors' overviews.  Toker and Wasby have spoken for you.  So I went ahead and
declared you for "United."  I will be sending you our guidelines for membership into
"Vendett@United" of The Desolate Empire.  Any questions just diplo me in 18, 31, 45,
47, 50, 59, 73, 82, 106.  Not active in all at all times. -- Goat/Hand of Death for
V.@.U.

Dark Knight Nostradomus -- I'm also sending you our guidelines for membership in
Vendett@United.  I'm not sure if you are aware of the new changes.  "ABRAXIS" has
confirmed that you have been his disciple for the last eight months.  The ruling
council has voted you are our newest member to "Vendett@United."  Welcome to our
Desolate Empire.  What's up with Barren Blade "Nahum"?  Keep up the good work. --
Goat/Delarquan Duke/Hand of Death for V.@.U.

Rex X -- Nice side step.  You taught well. -- Fylfot (barren blade)

Sticker Shock -- Ow! -- Trefot (barren blade)

Aristopholes -- Nice try.  Haven't seen dodges like that before. -- Black Sun (barren
blade)

Mallory -- I usually don't treat women like that.  Nice legs! -- Irminsul (barren
blade)

Black Beard - I warned you.  How is that left butt cheek!?  It's always a pleasure.
-- Gereon (barren blade)

Hammer -- Nice to have you back.  My disciples really enjoy pounding on your
spiderlings.  Thank you for the congrats.  Feel free to stop on by The Reichsmark and
spend some of that newly acquired gold. -- Goat/Delarquan Duke/Hand of Death for
V.@.U.

17 November 2004
                       Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups
                                  Hosted by Hammer

     Niytyole Island DM 33 has dwindled to the point where as of T-482 [duedate
November 3, 2004] there were only 2 active stables listed with 3 inactive stables in
a once thriving and lively regular arena.
     During the past 40+ cycles Hammer has been hosting the Hammer Run for the Roll
Ups in DM 33.
     Thus far only the Ripper and Slasher categories have produced winners to claim
the 5 New Team Roll Ups Prize for being the first declared Style Master of their
respective categories to graduate.
     Every contending stable has gone inactive for one reason or another, including
CASINO HAMMERZ, over the past several months.
     Now DM 33 faces the harsh reality that if RSI chooses to close any arenas due to
little or no interest, Niytyole Island could very well head the list of endangered
regular arenas!
     In an effort to preserve his beloved island, Hammer is announcing the
continuation of the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups; combined with the Hammer 500 which
will conclude both contests on T-500 [duedate July 13, 2005] should DM 33 continue to
remain open in the coming months.
     Attention Hammer Runners!
     The Hammer Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.  Participants MUST Be
Declared in the P-ads On or Before their First DM 33 Basic Arena Fight to Qualify as
a Hammer Runner!  Winners of Each Category will receive 5 New Team Roll Up Gift
Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  [On the condition that they
Graduate on or before T-500; see amended rules below!]
     The following Style Master categories remain open with a listing of how many
declared contestants are still entered and their W/L recognition record at the time
of their disappearance from the Hammer Run competition:
     (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
     [Manager name/Stable name in brackets] followed by their last known W/L
recognition ranking
Rippers  Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-475
     01.  WINNER T-475 Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] WINNER T-475
Lungers
     01.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]  14-15-0,73
     02.  Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  3-2-0,14
Strikers
     01.  Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,52
Pikers
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]  0-0-0,0
     02.  Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-2-0,21
     03.  Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,25
Slashers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-469
     01.  WINNER T-469 Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] WINNER T-469
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  13-1-0,84
     02.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]  ?-?-?,??
     03.  Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,26
Plungers
     01.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-8-0,19
     02.  Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,48
Bashers
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  6-5-2,33
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  8-8-1,47
     03.  Big Casino Hammer (T-476) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  0-0-0,0
Wastes
     01.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  5-8-0,23
Aimers
     01.  Porkey LR (T-463)  [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  2-3-0,9
     As you can plainly see, the Hammer Run is still wide open in several categories,
depending upon whether or not the deactivated stables are reactivated for the Hammer
500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups contest!
     Any declared warrior who succeeds in graduating by T-500 will win 5 New Team
Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  Gift Certs will be
awarded as soon as possible upon official graduation if the graduation occurs prior
to T-500.
     On T-500 the highest ranked ACTIVE declared warrior in the category(s) without a
Graduate will win 2 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of
Hammer!
     Additional Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Gift Cert Prizes:
     Five (5) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager whose warrior claims the
Duelmaster Throne on T-500.
     Two (2) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
as the highest Active Challenger Champion, Champion, Challenger Adept, Adept,
Challenger Initiate and Initiate on T-500.
     In the event that NO Duelmaster is seated upon the Duelmaster Throne on T-500
there will be Three (3) Gift Certs awarded to the managers whose Active warriors are
tied for recognition points at the Top of the Challenger Champions recognition
standings.  [Therefore, the Top CC will be awarded 3 Gift Certs instead of 2 for
being ranked as the highest CC on T-500].
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) graduate on
T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) receive
their graduation announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
in the Top Warrior Of Each Style newsletter announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Chartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Unchartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Popularity Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as This
Week's Favorite on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as The
Current Top Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Number One Team On The Move Point Gainer on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Chartered Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Unchartered Team on T-500.
     SHOULD RSI CHOOSE TO CLOSE DM 33 PRIOR TO T-500 ONLY THE HIGHEST ACTIVE DECLARED
STYLE MASTER CONTESTANTS WILL BE AWARDED TWO (2) GIFT CERTS AND ALL OTHER PRIZE
CATEGORIES WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID BY HAMMER!!!!!!!!!
     The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining
arena!
     Hammer is willing to foot the Prize bill in a last ditch effort to save Niytyole
Island from deletion if RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission decide that more arenas
need to be closed due to lack of participation and interest.
     Should this effort fail to spare DM 33 from deletion, then Hammer is prepared to
transfer CASINO HAMMERZ to another arena if Niytyole Island is closed by RSI and the
Gladiatorial Commission.
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Hammer 500-
Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith
of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War!  However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance name and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
         (DM #47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     A.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     B.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
Special Conditions:
     A.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     B.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2;
     C.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong; I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10!
     D.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     E.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FERAL was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LOG was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BLACKBEARD demolished BLACKROCK in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
KATAKANA overpowered GEREON in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
FESTIN was devastated by SVAD BONEGRIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
LONDON QUIREBOY demolished DUFF in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
JUDAS PRIEST overpowered UMI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
WISE OLD WAYNE bested BOTOX BARBIE in a popular 1 minute Challenge competition.
URG GUTSPILLER viciously subdued THE UNSULLIED in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
CORSAIR won victory over E-SA-IAS in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner Challenge fight.
MAST MONKEY overpowered AXE SEXIST HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
IRMINSUL handily defeated REX X in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
HAGGAI demolished JAN PEARL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BRANA GOREFANG was unbelievably bested by DUNDOR in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
NAZARETH luckily beat BLACK SUN in a popular 4 minute Challenge brawl.
HABAKKUK overcame HITLER YOUTH in a popular 4 minute gruesome Challenge conflict.
FYLFOT was overpowered by THE JUICE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
ARUTHA overpowered AXE CARTEL HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
KITTYKAT devastated BOTTOM FEEDER in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
LADY REAVER was beaten by AXE BURPER HAMMER in a 2 minute novice's Challenge bout.
TREFOT was handily defeated by RSI CS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
RESPIN NIALO was overpowered by KATATONIA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PLAGUEBEARER demolished FLAMING DRAMBUIE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
EVANGELION was vanquished by SLIPPERY NIPPLE in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
SLAKER was defeated by OOKAZI in a popular 2 minute match.
WIMPIRA overpowered GWYDNO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MADOC was outlasted by ANCHOR in a slow 13 minute duel.
PISTONS MCGUIRE was luckily beaten by MADONNA in a action packed 5 minute match.
TALIESIN viciously subdued SLAG IRONTOOTH in a 2 minute gory fray.
STICKER SHOCK was unbelievably bested by GORI BLOODAXE in a 1 minute bout.
AMMER EAD was overcome by SOUL SCOURGE in a exciting 3 minute duel.
CYNAN was overpowered by FLAMING MOE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
I MOTHER EARTH viciously subdued MIKAYLA BLOODWITCH in a 3 minute brutal fight.
MEDIA MIDGET was demolished by ALUCIEA THE BOLD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KRUNK SKULLSMASHER overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
THORAN THUNDERGOD was put to death by RALNOR in a 1 minute match.
NULLAN VOID devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RED RED WINE bested MALACHI in a exciting 2 minute bloody battle.
CUNEDDA overpowered MALLORY in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
NAHUM was savagely slain by BALLAST in a 2 minute bloody match.
CYNDANE savagely slew AXE BENDER HAMMER in a popular 1 minute gruesome novice's duel.
AXE SEXIER HAMMER beat KATO NINETAILS in a 3 minute novice's competition.
LORI BOBBEDIT viciously butchered KATAMARAN in a 1 minute brutal novice's match.
PTERRAX won victory over UDUN HELLFIRE in a exciting 1 minute bloody amateur's duel.
DEDALUS viciously subdued INEX in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         TOTAL PARRY       58 -  30 -  0      66  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  14         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  21 -  7      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         STRIKING ATTACK   50 -  51 -  8      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         BASHING ATTACK    51 -  55 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         LUNGING ATTACK    53 -  61 -  4      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  19 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  24 -  2      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  23 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  15 -  2      40  |

Turn 177 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      SVAD BONEGRIN 954          20  14  0  149 DAMAGE INC. (71)
SLASHING ATTACK  SLIPPERY NIPPLE 2323       15   4  1  114 HANGOVERS (265)
WALL OF STEEL    LONDON QUIREBOY 2513        8   3  0   99 CHAPEL ROCK (287)
STRIKING ATTACK  FESTIN 2227                12   5  2   92 SHADOWLAND (251)
TOTAL PARRY      OOKAZI 2401                12   4  1   88 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
AIMED BLOW       BOTOX BARBIE 2554           6   4  0   60 HELTER SKELTER (291)
BASHING ATTACK   KRUNK SKULLSMASHER 2547     5   1  0   51 ILL AVENGERS (290)
LUNGING ATTACK   IRMINSUL 2579               3   2  0   46 VENDETTA INC (295)
PARRY-STRIKE     RSI CS 2482                 5   2  0   38 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SLAKER 2284.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PISTONS MCGUIRE 2556.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEDALUS 2598, 
HABAKKUK 2464, RED RED WINE 2481, URG GUTSPILLER 2561, SLAKER 2284, AMMER EAD 2425, 
BLACK SUN 2577, KATO NINETAILS 2613, KITTYKAT 2592, and LADY REAVER 2572.

The least popular fighter this week was ANCHOR 2465.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MADOC 2311, KATAMARAN 2612, AXE BENDER HAMMER 2453, MALLORY 2493, 
MALACHI 2596, THORAN THUNDERGOD 2543, MEDIA MIDGET 2549, CYNAN 2312, GWYDNO 2313, and 
FLAMING DRAMBUIE 2326.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SVAD BONEGRIN (59-954) DAMAGE INC. (71)
SLIPPERY NIPPLE (59-2323) HANGOVERS (265)
FLAMING DRAMBUIE (59-2326) HANGOVERS (265)

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

PLAGUEBEARER (59-2221) SHADOWLAND (251)

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXIV

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 14-16 January 2005, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd--this is the same hotel as last year).  Room rates are $139.00 per night, 
1-4 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  The rooms are blocked.  The reservations 
number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with the "Reality Simulations Face to Face 
Convention" block.  Our room block will be released in mid-December, so please make 
sure you reserve your room before then! 
     Room rates include a full cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary two-hour 
manager's reception.  There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  
The hotel is located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet 
(for an extra charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a 
bar and Mexican restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the 
street.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff

                 MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVIII

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SLIPPERY NIPPLE 2323 (14-4-1)          1  3  0         HANGOVERS            
FLAMING DRAMBUIE 2326 (23-14-1)        0  2  0         HANGOVERS            

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JUDAS PRIEST 2506 (3-1-2)              6  3  0         CHAPEL ROCK          

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAST MONKEY 2466 (1-3-0)               7  3  1         SEA DOGS             
BLACKBEARD 2468 (3-1-1)                4  3  0         SEA DOGS             
ANCHOR 2465 (4-0-0)                    3  3  0         SEA DOGS             
CORSAIR 2467 (3-1-0)                   1  3  0         SEA DOGS             
EZEKIEL 2461 (4-1-0)                   1  3  0  DEAD   TEAM TOMORROW        
HABAKKUK 2464 (4-1-0)                  1  3  0         TEAM TOMORROW        
FLAMING MOE 2420 (3-5-0)               0  2  0         HANGOVERS            
I MOTHER EARTH 2504 (1-2-0)            0  2  0         CHAPEL ROCK          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BALLAST 2597 (0-1-0)                   6  3  2         SEA DOGS             
KRUNK SKULLSMASHER 2547 (3-1-0)        6  3  0         ILL AVENGERS         
ALUCIEA THE BOLD 2568 (2-1-1)          5  3  1         VINCERE AUT MORI     
IRMINSUL 2579 (1-2-0)                  5  3  1         VENDETTA INC         
DEATH KNIGHT 2583 (1-2-0)              3  2  0  DEAD   VILE REAVERS         
SUPERIOR BEING 2565 (1-1-0)            4  3  1         FACIST DROOL         
URG GUTSPILLER 2561 (2-2-0)            4  3  0         VILE REAVERS         
BRANA GOREFANG 2582 (2-1-0)            3  3  0         VILE REAVERS         
MIKAYLA BLOODWITCH 2544 (0-4-0)        3  3  0         ILL AVENGERS         
NULLAN VOID 2546 (1-3-0)               3  3  0         ILL AVENGERS         
SOUL SCOURGE 2589 (2-0-0)              3  3  0         VILE REAVERS         
THE MAN 2564 (2-1-2)                   3  3  0         FACIST DROOL         
SLAG IRONTOOTH 2545 (3-1-0)            2  3  1         ILL AVENGERS         
BOTTOM FEEDER 2567 (2-0-0)             1  3  0         VINCERE AUT MORI     
GEREON 2581 (1-2-1)                    1  3  0         VENDETTA INC         
GRUNGE GIRL 2472 (1-2-0)               1  3  0         FACIST DROOL         
KATATONIA 2531 (0-4-0)                 1  3  0         KATHOUSE             
GOLGASET 2470 (2-1-0)                  0  2  0         FACIST DROOL         
GORI BLOODAXE 2588 (2-0-0)             0  2  0         VILE REAVERS         
RED RED WINE 2481 (1-0-0)              0  2  0         HANGOVERS            
THORAN THUNDERGOD 2543 (3-1-0)         0  2  0         ILL AVENGERS         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LONG ISLAND 2500 (0-0-0)               6  3  0         HANGOVERS            
KATAKANA 2599 (0-0-0)                  5  3  0         KATHOUSE             

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PLAGUEBEARER 2221 (13-3-1)             8  3  0         SHADOWLAND           

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLA-BLA 2364 (5-2-0)                   1  3  0         AGELESS KNIGHTS      

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HARVEY WALLBANGER 2382 (4-2-0)         3  3  0         HANGOVERS            

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CALUIS 2569 (2-1-0)                    2  2  0  DEAD   VINCERE AUT MORI     
SWASHBUCKLER 2469 (2-1-1)              0  2  0         SEA DOGS