DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/14/2005    Duedate: 02/10/2005

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-178

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LONDON QUIREBOY
CHAPEL ROCK (287)
(59-2513) [9-3-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LONDON QUIREBOY                KRUNK SKULLSMASHER
CHAPEL ROCK (287)              ILL AVENGERS (290)
(59-2513) [9-3-0,109]          (59-2547) [6-1-1,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SLAKER                         RSI CS
ISLANDERS (247)                IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2284) [15-24-1,78]         (59-2482) [5-3-0,40]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (282)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ILL AVENGERS (290)          31
2. VINCERE AUT MORI (293)      29      NOT QUITE (240)
3. TEAM TOMORROW (281)         26      Unchartered Team
4. HANGOVERS (265)             25
5. HELTER SKELTER (291)        23      SEA DOGS (282)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SEA DOGS (282)            25  10  3 71.4   1/ 2*SEA DOGS (282)           12  3 1
 2- 2 SHADOWLAND (251)          44  19  4 69.8   2/ 1 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        11  3 0
 3/ 3 NOT QUITE (240)           25  12  1 67.6   3/ 8*ILL AVENGERS (290)        9  5 1
 4/ 4*REVENGE (277)             20  12  2 62.5   4/ 3*VILE REAVERS (292)        9  6 0
 5/ 6 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   70  49  3 58.8   5/ 5 DAMAGE INC. (71)          8  7 1
 6/ 7 DAMAGE INC. (71)         104  78  5 57.1   6/ 6 HELTER SKELTER (291)      8  7 1
 7- 8 THE EXPLORERS (21)       170 129  7 56.9   7/ 4 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   8  7 0
 8/10*ILL AVENGERS (290)        19  15  1 55.9   8/11*KATHOUSE (288)            7  5 1
 9/ 9 HANGOVERS (265)          118  96 13 55.1   9/13*AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)   7  8 0
10/11 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        178 158 11 53.0  10/16 HANGOVERS (265)           6  3 1
11/13 HELTER SKELTER (291)      32  29  1 52.5  11/18*REVENGE (277)             6  4 0
12/15*VINCERE AUT MORI (293)    15  14  1 51.7  12/ 9*NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)  6  6 1
13/14*VILE REAVERS (292)        18  17  0 51.4  13/15*SOULFORGE (294)           6  9 1
14/ 5*DOK SIK KILLAS (296)       5   5  1 50.0  14/14*VINCERE AUT MORI (293)    6  9 0
15/12*VENDETTA INC (295)        14  16  3 46.7  15/17*DOK SIK KILLAS (296)      5  5 1
16/16*NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)  14  16  1 46.7  16/10*TEAM TOMORROW (281)       5 10 0
17/19*TEAM TOMORROW (281)       18  22  1 45.0  17/ 7*VENDETTA INC (295)        5 10 0
18/20*AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)    9  11  0 45.0  18/20 NOT QUITE (240)           3  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17 CELTIC PRIDE (263)        24  31  0 43.6  19/22 CELTIC PRIDE (263)        3  7 0
20-21*BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)         8  13  1 38.1  20-21 SHADOWLAND (251)          2  1 0
21/22 ISLANDERS (247)          159 265  8 37.5  21-12*BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)        2  2 0
22/23*SOULFORGE (294)           10  20  2 33.3  22-19 THE EXPLORERS (21)        2  3 0
23/25*KATHOUSE (288)            10  21  2 32.3  23/25 ISLANDERS (247)           2 13 0
24-24*DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)   6  14  3 30.0  24-24*DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)  1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Wasby sat in his chambers pondering the recent turn of events.  He had attended
the banquet hosted by Baphomet, and the ensuing tirade had definitely piqued his
interest.  He decided to take counsel from two of his warriors--Arutha and a new
recruit, Constable.
     Wasby summoned his aide, Fredredo, who entered hesitantly.
     "Yes, master?" Fredredo asked.
     "Summon Arutha and the Constable at once," instructed Wasby.
     The Constable entered first.  He was a large, hulking Mirani.  He had been a
judge of men in his former life.
     Then came Arutha, an Aruaki Werecat.  Though he was a former assassin, Arutha
was very honorable and proud.  Wasby knew he would receive good ideas from these two.
     Wasby offered wine, then lit his pipe.  He sat quietly for a moment, then began
to speak.
     "I've come to a few conclusions concerning the matter of Hammer.  While what
Baphomet said had some merit, I think he missed a few things.  While I respect Hammer
and think he is a decent enough fellow for putting on this Death Fest, I feel that I
was treated badly."
     "I don't know what Hammer and Goat have or had going between them, but disciple
or not, shouldn't I and Toker both have initially been treated respectfully?"
     Wasby took a minute or two to think while reloading his pipe.  He was still
mildly confused.  Being new to the sands, he had apparently mistakenly thought that
these types of word-wars were both common and mutually enjoyable.  Being simple
student in the real world, it seemed there was much to be learned yet.
     He took a sip of wine and began again.  "I don't consider being told that I wear
panties respectful.  But that's not really the issue here.  Of course we can all
continue to co-exist while keeping our jests good-natured."
     "The real issue is how to respond to threats both veiled and outright.  I didn't
think my responses were anything but getting payback, but I guess the old saying
really IS true:  "Don't give it if you can't take it."
     "I may be a new manger, but I will not be bullied, nor am I worried about
threats."
     Arutha looked up from his cup of wine.  "Should I make a move, Master?  I can
reach anyone, anywhere, anytime."
     Wasby considered for a moment, then shook his head 'no' before continuing.
     "No, as I said, threats do not frighten me.  For now, we will do nothing without
provocation.  We will concentrate on improving the dismal record of Soulforge.  I
will continue to both initiate and respond to p-ads while trying to keep it good-
natured.  I will also consult the Dark Knights, Goat and Nostradomus.  But do not
doubt this:  ANY venomous actions toward myself or my chosen brothers will be
responded to swiftly and surely."
     "I think I shall visit General Toker for a few hours.  Constable, convey my
thoughts to all those who may be concerned."
     Wasby swept up his cloak and staff before walking over to his circle.  With a
few intricate gestures and words of power, he disappeared into the night.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 512): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 397): YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 513): KURT RAMBIS of PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 512): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 513): GOKU of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 508): CYCLONE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 498): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 472): TIMBER LION of WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 463): BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 449): BOZO of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 398): SPIDER-MAN of WENSINWASIN M.H. (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 189): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): SVAD BONEGRIN of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 348): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 154): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 391): TUM of FROM THE FACE from TALCAMA (Shocking Toad, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 512): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 397): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 513): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 512): JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 513): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 508): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 498): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 472): WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 463): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 449): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 398): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 189): KATHOUSE (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 348): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 154): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 391): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
                          FROSTY of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 512): EXCURSION of BLADES OF MIST (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
                           GROTESQUE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                           SYNDICATE of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 507): GRACIE of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
                           LUNELLE of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 498): GINA TAILIA of FEVER PITCH (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 462): KORRIBIE of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 201): LAHRS ENNY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               ANGELOST of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 397): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 188): CERISA of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): SVAD BONEGRIN of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
                          SLIPPERY NIPPLE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
                          FLAMING DRAMBUIE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 176): PLAGUEBEARER of SHADOWLAND (DeGotti, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, as the last of the old guard leaves this team I salute those that have been in
Illis fighting valiantly.  I will more than likely retire Svade after a few freshman
tourneys and Fedifensor is retired.  Svade left as 11-10(+1)-8-17-15-9-15, HI/HI SC,
Parry tactic, learns Defense, Ex Rip, AE Att, Ini, Par, Def, -2 Defense, +1 Riposte,
mode everywhere else.  Fedifensor went out as:  15-5-10-15(+2)-15-17-9 BS, HI/VL SC,
Slash tactic, learned Decise, left with Ex Init, Rip, Att and Master Decise, all
mode, somehow he won his last six fights in a row.  Svade is my 6th PL to graduate
and the only one to get HI in offensive effort; all five of the others were VL or LO.
Fedifensor is my 6th ST to graduate and will join the rest in the retired pile.
Salute, Illis!  And may the sands run red with your blood.

                                          -- Tripwire and Damage Inc

P.S.  London Quireboy, you get my challenge x 2.  More of a contest thing than
anything.  Good luck!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in ILLIS. 
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We now have a 
new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  SEA DOGS now holds the crown and 
they are betting they can keep it.  Coming up with a solid 3-2-0 outing, REVENGE has 
advanced 7 places in the rankings.  KATHOUSE is no joke as it posted a 3-1-1 week 
advancing from 11th place to 8th place.  Hey everybody, watch out for JUDAS PRIEST, 
who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing EVANGELION like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was WIMPIRA, who 
dropped 15 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with TALIESIN.  
Unlike most arenas, SVAD BONEGRIN managed to get his challenge off against the 8-3-0 
LONDON QUIREBOY.  In front of all the crowds, LONDON QUIREBOY took the Duelmaster's 
crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, 
but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that HELTER SKELTER was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of HELTER SKELTER's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  HELTER 
SKELTER + Weapons That go Boom = VILE REAVERS + Avoid City.  And who is this 
KATATONIA you ask, with 25 points and a 2-5-1 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  
Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying HAGGAI will do.  He 
challenged 17 points down to trash MIKAYLA BLOODWITCH.  Definition of petty:  HAGGAI 
overcame MIKAYLA BLOODWITCH, a mismatch of 17 points.  Getting lots of flowers from 
sympathetic fans was INEX, who was successfully challenged by CORSAIR who had a mere 
25 points more than INEX.  Here is a definition of happiness:  INEX defeated CORSAIR 
to go from 1 to 21 recognition points.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, 
WEST NILE went after NULLAN VOID, who was higher by 21 points.  Well, when the dust 
settled, WEST NILE was defeated by NULLAN VOID.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  FLAMING DRAMBUIE defied all odds and slew BLACK ORC in the 
Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as BLACK ORC's meat is 
notoriously tough.  Carrion Bird Cinematic Humor:  BOTOX BARBIE II:  THE REMATCH.  
Congrats to AXE SEXIER HAMMER for revenging the death of hers teammate (but more 
importantly, feeding CYNDANE a bit of dirt).  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' 
category, BALLAST was mashed by HABAKKUK, who let BALLAST know that killing members 
of TEAM TOMORROW is a no-no.  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your 
ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ILLIS have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONDON QUIREBOY 2513          9   3  0   109       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUFF 2180                     7  80  0   101       ISLANDERS (247)
-FESTIN 2227                  12   5  2    92       SHADOWLAND (251)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OOKAZI 2401                  13   4  1    90       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 JUDAS PRIEST 2506             6   1  2    88       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-GLENN 2415                   15   4  0    86       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 WISE OLD WAYNE 2427           6   2  0    82       NOT QUITE (240)
 SLAKER 2284                  15  24  1    78       ISLANDERS (247)
 EVANGELION 2340              11  12  1    76       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-COOK 2419                    11   7  0    73       THE EXPLORERS (21)
-POX 2232                     10   5  1    70       SHADOWLAND (251)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRUNK SKULLSMASHER 2547       6   1  1    66       ILL AVENGERS (290)
 TALIESIN 2314                 6   8  0    64       CELTIC PRIDE (263)
 UMI 2414                      8   7  0    60       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PISTONS MCGUIRE 2556          8   5  0    54       HELTER SKELTER (291)
-LEWIS 2402                   15   7  0    52       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 ANCHOR 2465                   7   0  0    52       SEA DOGS (282)
 KATAKANA 2599                 3   0  0    45       KATHOUSE (288)
 RALNOR 2489                   3   5  2    42       DAMAGE INC. (71)
 WIMPIRA 2421                 10  10  1    41       ISLANDERS (247)
 ALUCIEA THE BOLD 2568         4   2  1    41       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 RSI CS 2482                   5   3  0    40       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-MADONNA 2502                  6   0  0    39       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 THE JUICE 2490                4   3  0    38       NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)
 SOUL SCOURGE 2589             4   1  0    38       VILE REAVERS (292)
 STICKER SHOCK 2550            6   3  0    37       HELTER SKELTER (291)
 BLACKBEARD 2468               5   2  1    37       SEA DOGS (282)
 EREM WODAHS 2441              4   2  0    37       REVENGE (277)
 MAST MONKEY 2466              4   3  0    36       SEA DOGS (282)
 SLAG IRONTOOTH 2545           5   2  0    35       ILL AVENGERS (290)
 HABAKKUK 2464                 6   2  0    34       TEAM TOMORROW (281)
 GORI BLOODAXE 2588            4   1  0    34       VILE REAVERS (292)
 IRMINSUL 2579                 3   3  0    34       VENDETTA INC (295)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAGGAI 2462                   5   3  1    33       TEAM TOMORROW (281)
 BLACK SUN 2577                4   2  1    33       VENDETTA INC (295)
 REX X 2552                    6   4  0    32       HELTER SKELTER (291)
 URG GUTSPILLER 2561           5   2  0    32       VILE REAVERS (292)
 JAN PEARL 2443                5   8  1    31       ISLANDERS (247)
-SHADESEDGE 2219               4   2  0    31       SHADOWLAND (251)
 AMMER EAD 2425                6  12  0    30       ISLANDERS (247)
-PETER RABBIT 2540             4   1  0    29       BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)
 FLAMING MOE 2420              4   6  0    28       HANGOVERS (265)
 NULLAN VOID 2546              3   4  0    28       ILL AVENGERS (290)
 I MOTHER EARTH 2504           3   3  0    28       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 CORSAIR 2467                  5   2  0    27       SEA DOGS (282)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRANA GOREFANG 2582           3   3  0    26       VILE REAVERS (292)
-BLACKNESS 2220                3   3  0    26       SHADOWLAND (251)
 CUNEDDA 2315                  5   6  0    25       CELTIC PRIDE (263)
-PARRY 2435                    4   9  0    25       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 KATATONIA 2531                2   5  1    25       KATHOUSE (288)
 BUBONIC PLAGUE 2602           2   0  0    25       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 K. WAHT 2437                  6   2  0    23       REVENGE (277)
 NAZARETH 2503                 4   3  0    23       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 MEDIA MIDGET 2549             4   3  1    22       HELTER SKELTER (291)
 BOTTOM FEEDER 2567            4   1  0    22       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 NAT LUS 2439                  4   2  0    21       REVENGE (277)
-BARRY T. DED 2541             3   2  1    21       BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)
 INEX 2610                     1   1  0    21       DAMAGE INC. (71)
 BLACKROCK 2498                2   5  1    20       DAMAGE INC. (71)
 KITTYKAT 2592                 2   3  0    20       KATHOUSE (288)
 HITLER YOUTH 2491             3   4  0    19       NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)
 BALLAST 2597                  2   2  1    19       SEA DOGS (282)
 THE UNSULLIED 2607            1   2  0    19       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 CYNAN 2312                    4   6  0    18       CELTIC PRIDE (263)
 ARUTHA 2576                   3   3  0    18       SOULFORGE (294)
 AXE SEXIER HAMMER 2536        4   0  0    16       AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)
 AXE BURPER HAMMER 2452        1   3  0    16       AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)
 DUNDOR 2497                   4   3  0    15       DAMAGE INC. (71)
 GEREON 2581                   2   4  1    15       VENDETTA INC (295)
 RED RED WINE 2481             2   1  0    15       HANGOVERS (265)
 MIKAYLA BLOODWITCH 2544       1   6  0    15       ILL AVENGERS (290)
 LONG ISLAND 2500              1   0  0    15       HANGOVERS (265)
 AXE SEXIST HAMMER 2537        1   3  0    14       AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)
 M.S. ATNAHP 2440              3   3  1    13       REVENGE (277)
 NEH TAEH 2438                 3   3  1    13       REVENGE (277)
 LADY REAVER 2572              3   3  0    13       SOULFORGE (294)
 MALLORY 2493                  3   4  0    13       NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)
 AMOS 2614                     1   0  0    13       TEAM TOMORROW (281)
 FYLFOT 2578                   3   3  0    12       VENDETTA INC (295)
 TREFOT 2580                   2   4  1    11       VENDETTA INC (295)
 CYNDANE 2573                  1   5  1    11       SOULFORGE (294)
-ANITA COY 2539                1   4  0    11       BLITZKRIEG 5 (289)
-ABBADON 2601                  1   0  0    10       DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)
-OGO POGO 2591                 0   2  0     9       DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)
 LORI BOBBEDIT 2593            2   1  1     8       NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)
 DEDALUS 2598                  2   2  0     8       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 PTERRAX 2595                  2   2  0     8       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 KATO NINETAILS 2613           1   1  0     8       KATHOUSE (288)
 CREEPIS 2617                  1   0  0     8       SOULFORGE (294)
 CANCER 2606                   2   0  0     7       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
 RESPIN NIALO 2587             1   4  0     7       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
-ARISTOPHOLES 2585             1   2  1     6       DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)
-PROFANITTI 2369               1   3  0     6       DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)
 AXE KISSER HAMMER 2618        1   0  0     6       AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)
 RICIN 2603                    1   1  1     5       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
-POLO 2586                     1   2  0     5       THE EXPLORERS (21)
 UDUN HELLFIRE 2608            1   2  0     5       VILE REAVERS (292)
 MALACHI 2596                  0   4  0     4       TEAM TOMORROW (281)
 E-SA-IAS 2609                 0   3  0     3       TEAM TOMORROW (281)
 WEST NILE 2604                0   2  0     2       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
-THE DESPOILER 2600            0   1  0     1       DIABOLUS HERETICUS (270)
 THE CONSTABLE 2616            0   1  0     1       SOULFORGE (294)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AXE CARTEL HAMME 2451  1  3 0 AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ 279 MEDIA MIDGET 2549     178         
AXE BENDER HAMME 2453  1  2 0 AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ 279 CYNDANE 2573          177 JUST REV
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         
MADOC 2311             4  6 0 CELTIC PRIDE 263      SHEWISH GIANT 21      178 NONE    
GWYDNO 2313            5  5 0 CELTIC PRIDE 263      HIGH ELF 19           178 NONE    
BLACK ORC 20           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          FLAMING DRAMBUIE 2326 178 NONE    
CHERUBAEL 2371         2  1 1 DIABOLUS HERETICU 270 JUDAS PRIEST 2506     174 NOT REVE
LORD OF CHANGE 2590    0  1 0 DIABOLUS HERETICU 270 THE MAN 2564          174 NOT REVE
SMALL POX 2605         0  2 0 DOK SIK KILLAS 296    KATATONIA 2531        178         
BOTOX BARBIE 2554      6  5 0 HELTER SKELTER 291    KRUNK SKULLSMASH 2547 178         
THORAN THUNDERGO 2543  4  2 0 ILL AVENGERS 290      RALNOR 2489           177         
KATERPILLAR 2533       1  3 0 KATHOUSE 288          GEREON 2581           175 REVENGED
KATNAP 2535            0  3 0 KATHOUSE 288          BLACKBEARD 2468       174 REVENGED
KATAMARAN 2612         0  1 0 KATHOUSE 288          LORI BOBBEDIT 2593    177         
SWASHBUCKLER 2469      2  1 1 SEA DOGS 282          BLACKROCK 2498        174 JUST REV
NAHUM 2460             2  5 0 TEAM TOMORROW 281     BALLAST 2597          177 JUST REV
OBADIAH 2499           0  3 0 TEAM TOMORROW 281     RALNOR 2489           174 REVENGED
CALUIS 2569            2  1 0 VINCERE AUT MORI 293  TREFOT 2580           175         
THARKON 2571           1  1 0 VINCERE AUT MORI 293  M.S. ATNAHP 2440      174 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Baphomet -- You demand an apology?  To demand anything from me, you need one of two
things in your possession:  1)  something I fear, 2)  something I desire.  As I see
it, you have neither.  Make all the demands your little heart desires.  As a side
bar, I have no idea what my record is against you.  You are just that important to me
(note sarcasm).  I'm sure the totals must be staggering for you to mention them.  I
wouldn't have seen your little chest-thumping in the spotlight if someone had not
pointed it out to me.  There is really no need for me to explain anything.  You
proved my point with your own words.  You "retreated."  For the unlearned, Webster's
defines retreat as (1): an act or process of withdrawing especially from what is
difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable (2): the process of receding from a position or
state attained (3): forced withdrawal of troops from an enemy or from an advanced
position.  You can make all the idle threats that you want and bring all the friends
you want.  My estimation of you remains the same.  If you were hoping for an olive
branch, you came to the wrong person.  As the Romans used to say, "Igitur qui
desiderat pacem, praebet bellum." -- Phantasm, et al
P.S.  If all of that was over your head, let me summarize it for you:  IT'LL BE A
COLD DAY IN THE HOTTEST LAYER OF THE NINE HELLS BEFORE I APOLOGIZE TO YOU.

Fizban -- Welcome back! -- Phantasm

Tripwire -- Congrats on the recent graduates.  Can't say I'm sad to see them go. --
Phantasm

Toker -- It's only "over-educated" to you if you are ignorant, which is obviously
your problem. -- Phantasm

Hammer -- Not likely to get a kill with this squad.  I enjoy your contests in the
various arenas, but I typically have a team already present with particular goals in
mind.  It was the same with this group, so I'm a little short on the "killers." --
Phantasm

Kat -- This is a Delarquan arena.  Translated from the common that means, "Anything
goes!"  Of course, retaliation also falls into that category.  Enjoy an arena free of
any ethical restraints.  Embrace it.  Love it. -- Phantasm

Goat -- Received your insulting diplo.  What would you call a manager who knew how to
calculate favourite rhythms and tactics?  I'd call that person the *MOST DANGEROUS
MANAGER EVER*.  Now, suffer my wrath! -- Baphomet

Hammer -- As friends and friendly foes in the arena, should the jerks begin to
concentrate efforts toward your stable, I'll be watching and taking appropriate
actions.  As per above...it's true. -- Baphomet

Nostradamus -- If you will, carry a message to CFH and Abraxis.  They are friends of
mine.  Let them know that the disrespect from some of the V@U members is about to
cause a full scale war against V@U from *MANY*.  While I respect and applaud their
courage, sometimes those who cause problems need correction. -- Baphomet (knowing
this from personal experience)

London Quireboy -- I'll say I was on the verge of shock!  I had no idea you could hit
that high sea and hold it!  Amazing. -- Duff

Haggai -- Yeah, well, laugh tomorrow, okay?  I'm not in the mood for hearing it right
now. -- Jan Pearl

Ookazi -- For a minute there, I had the illusion of winning.... -- Slaker

Gwydno -- The arenamaster should have let me bury you in the sand.  It would have
saved your pride. -- Wimpira

Soul Scourge -- Nah, H'I don't think you're ha vile person.  You got such ha nice,
bright soul.  Hall scoured clean. -- 'Ammer 'Ead

Hammer -- I don't know about a spotlight here.  Putting one in Morya is pushing it,
with all the contest stats.  Two contest arenas in the same day...this could get
somebody mad at me!  Ed. or even...Green Eyes!  Still, for Illis, I can give you a
definite maybe, as I'm just starting a story to run in the southernmost arenas of
Alastari:  Morya (probably), Rocanis, Trocar, Xochithlan, and, maybe, Illis.  As for
Niatoli, not at this time.  What'd be the point in running a story there that had no
Niatolian characters?  2005 is (I hope) going to be the year for quality rather than
quantity. -- Nick, aka the Scribe

Contest Crazies -- My work load at the school and the late arrival of newsletters
here in Doha, Qatar has contributed greatly to my not being able to write Spots for
the contest! -- Hammer
P.S.  Updates will probably be written during my EID vacation the last half of
January.  Please forgive the inconvenience and enjoy your New Year wherever you are!

Baphomet -- Heathen, Stormcrowe, done!  You know who!

Katakaria -- I salute you for the way you fought. -- West Nile

Abbadon -- Nice fight, but we shall meet again in the future. -- Small Pox

Goat -- Thanks for declaring me and my fighters for V@U of the Desolate Empire.  You
will not be disappointed. -- Dok Sik

All -- My fighters are back in the arena.  After a wild party they had with the rest
of V@U of the Desolate Empire, they were too sick and hung over to fight, much less
get out of bed.  That is why they missed the last turn. -- Dok Sik

Hammer -- I respect your real life choices and hope that our banter/battles can stay
both mutually enjoyable and good natured.  That said, 2 out of 3 this turn, the
warriors of Soulforge shall continue to improve. -- Wasby the Great

V@U of the Desolate Empire -- The subpar warriors of Soulforge have been dealt with.
Our newest recruits, Barrenblade Creepis and Barrenbalde Constable, vow to make their
allies proud and their enemies cower. -- Wasby the Great

Axe Cartel Hammer -- Nice try, shall we dance again sometime? -- Arutha ConDoin,
Barrenblade

Axe Burper Hammer -- You turned the tables on me after I had you on the ropes.  Maybe
next time.  Nice fight. -- Lady Reaver, Barrenblade

Axe Bender Hammer -- Sorry, but you looked soooo cute and desirable that I could just
kill you.  You got me so worked up I...Hey, can you hear me? -- Cyndane, Barrenblade

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.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FLAMING DRAMBUIE viciously butchered BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MADOC was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
GWYDNO was murdered by HIGH ELF in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLACKBEARD unbelievably bested BLACKROCK in a popular 3 minute Bloodfeud contest.
HABAKKUK overpowered BALLAST in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
AXE SEXIER HAMMER unbelievably bested CYNDANE in a popular 9 minute Bloodfeud duel.
SVAD BONEGRIN slimly lost to LONDON QUIREBOY in a 3 minute Challenge Title match.
JUDAS PRIEST savagely defeated EVANGELION in a 2 minute expert's Challenge melee.
TALIESIN vanquished WIMPIRA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PISTONS MCGUIRE vanquished IRMINSUL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ALUCIEA THE BOLD overpowered KITTYKAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
I MOTHER EARTH was overpowered by KATAKANA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
URG GUTSPILLER viciously subdued AXE BURPER HAMMER in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
HAGGAI bested MIKAYLA BLOODWITCH in a 1 minute bloody Challenge bout.
THE JUICE viciously subdued NAZARETH in a action packed 4 minute gory Challenge fight.
SLAG IRONTOOTH bested FLAMING MOE in a action packed 6 minute brutal Challenge duel.
CORSAIR was bested by INEX in a 3 minute master vs. novice upset Challenge brawl.
K. WAHT beat FYLFOT in a 2 minute Challenge match.
RED RED WINE was overpowered by BRANA GOREFANG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
NEH TAEH was unbelievably bested by BOTTOM FEEDER in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
NAT LUS bested TREFOT in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
BLACK SUN overpowered DUNDOR in a 2 minute gory one-sided Challenge duel.
AXE CARTEL HAMMER was easily killed by MEDIA MIDGET in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
GEREON was devastated by STICKER SHOCK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
E-SA-IAS was defeated by KATO NINETAILS in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
RICIN was overpowered by JAN PEARL in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
UDUN HELLFIRE was subdued by LADY REAVER in a 2 minute brutal Challenge melee.
DEDALUS was vanquished by MAST MONKEY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
WEST NILE was overpowered by NULLAN VOID in a 1 minute uneven Challenge competition.
BUBONIC PLAGUE overpowered CYNAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SMALL POX was easily killed by KATATONIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SLIPPERY NIPPLE demolished DUFF in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
OOKAZI beat SLAKER in a exciting 3 minute fray.
WISE OLD WAYNE bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 1 minute duel.
BOTOX BARBIE was butchered by KRUNK SKULLSMASHER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
ANCHOR bested RSI CS in a action packed 5 minute bout.
UMI overpowered GORI BLOODAXE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ARUTHA was handily defeated by RALNOR in a 1 minute uneven match.
EREM WODAHS overpowered AMMER EAD in a 1 minute uneven bout.
CUNEDDA was overpowered by SOUL SCOURGE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
REX X vanquished MALLORY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HITLER YOUTH subdued CULT MEMBER in a 6 minute duel.
M.S. ATNAHP was vanquished by THE UNSULLIED in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
PTERRAX was overcome by LONG ISLAND in a crowd pleasing 4 minute duel.
LORI BOBBEDIT was defeated by AXE SEXIST HAMMER in a 1 minute novice's brawl.
RESPIN NIALO was unbelievably bested by CREEPIS in a 4 minute amateur's melee.
MALACHI was luckily beaten by CANCER in a dull 20 minute novice's battle.
AMOS overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
THE CONSTABLE was defeated by AXE KISSER HAMMER in a 1 minute beginner's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  17         TOTAL PARRY       67 -  31 -  0      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 16         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  24 -  7      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     12         STRIKING ATTACK   56 -  60 -  8      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         BASHING ATTACK    56 -  61 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         LUNGING ATTACK    60 -  69 -  5      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -  27 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  22 -  3      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  25 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  19 -  2      34  |

Turn 178 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    LONDON QUIREBOY 2513        9   3  0  109 CHAPEL ROCK (287)
TOTAL PARRY      OOKAZI 2401                13   4  1   90 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
SLASHING ATTACK  JUDAS PRIEST 2506           6   1  2   88 CHAPEL ROCK (287)
STRIKING ATTACK  WISE OLD WAYNE 2427         6   2  0   82 NOT QUITE (240)
BASHING ATTACK   KRUNK SKULLSMASHER 2547     6   1  1   66 ILL AVENGERS (290)
LUNGING ATTACK   ALUCIEA THE BOLD 2568       4   2  1   41 VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
PARRY-STRIKE     RSI CS 2482                 5   3  0   40 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is SLAKER 2284.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
RSI CS 2482.  The ten other most popular fighters were FLAMING MOE 2420, SLAKER 2284, 
JUDAS PRIEST 2506, BLACKROCK 2498, CYNDANE 2573, THE JUICE 2490, PTERRAX 2595, RESPIN 
NIALO 2587, LONDON QUIREBOY 2513, and CORSAIR 2467.

The least popular fighter this week was MALACHI 2596.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CANCER 2606, AXE SEXIER HAMMER 2536, HITLER YOUTH 2491, LORI BOBBEDIT 
2593, LONG ISLAND 2500, M.S. ATNAHP 2440, MALLORY 2493, AMMER EAD 2425, ARUTHA 2576, 
and GORI BLOODAXE 2588.

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

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

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes