DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/11/2005    Duedate: 04/07/2005

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-180

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OOKAZI
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2401) [15-4-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OOKAZI                         KRUNK SKULLSMASHER
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)        ILL AVENGERS (290)
(59-2401) [15-4-1,106]         (59-2547) [8-1-2,76]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SLAKER                         FLAMING MOE
ISLANDERS (247)                HANGOVERS (265)
(59-2284) [16-25-1,74]         (59-2420) [4-7-0,27]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ILL AVENGERS (290)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ILL AVENGERS (290)          40
2. TEAM TOMORROW (281)         27      NOT QUITE (240)
3. VILE REAVERS (292)          23      Unchartered Team
4. ISLE OF SKYE (58)           21
5. NEW JAGUARS (275)           20      SEA DOGS (282)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 NOT QUITE (240)           26  12  1 68.4   1/10*ILL AVENGERS (290)       10  4 2
 2/ 3*SEA DOGS (282)            30  15  3 66.7   2/ 2 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  10  5 1
 3/ 4*REVENGE (277)             20  13  2 60.6   3/ 5 TEAM TOMORROW (281)      10  5 0
 4/ 5 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   78  51  4 60.5   4/ 3*VILE REAVERS (292)        9  6 0
 5/ 9*ILL AVENGERS (290)        26  18  2 59.1   5/ 6*VINCERE AUT MORI (293)    9  6 0
 6/ 6 ISLE OF SKYE (58)        238 185 14 56.3   6/ 4*SOULFORGE (294)           9  6 0
 7/ 7 DAMAGE INC. (71)         107  85  6 55.7   7/ 1*SEA DOGS (282)            8  7 0
 8/ 8 HANGOVERS (265)          118 101 13 53.9   8/15*DOK SIK KILLAS (296)      7  8 2
 9/12*VINCERE AUT MORI (293)    21  18  1 53.8   9-13 HELTER SKELTER (291)      6  3 1
10/13*VILE REAVERS (292)        24  21  0 53.3  10/19 ISLE OF SKYE (58)         6  3 0
11/11 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        180 161 11 52.8  11/11*AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)   6  9 0
12-14 HELTER SKELTER (291)      34  31  1 52.3  12- 8*NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)  5  4 0
13/16 TEAM TOMORROW (281)       25  25  1 50.0  13/ 9*KATHOUSE (288)            5  8 1
14/10*DOK SIK KILLAS (296)      10  10  3 50.0  14/14 DAMAGE INC. (71)          5 10 1
15-15*NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)  17  18  1 48.6  15/16 ISLANDERS (247)           5 10 0
16/17*VENDETTA INC (295)        18  22  3 45.0  16/18*VENDETTA INC (295)        5 10 0
17/21*SOULFORGE (294)           17  23  2 42.5  17/ 7 CHAPEL ROCK (287)         4  5 0
18-19 CELTIC PRIDE (263)        25  35  0 41.7  18/20*REVENGE (277)             3  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-20*FEDAYKIN (242)            11  16  1 40.7  19/22*NEW JAGUARS (275)         3  6 1
20/18*AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)   12  18  0 40.0  20/12 HANGOVERS (265)           3  7 1
21/23 ISLANDERS (247)          163 271  8 37.6  21/21 NOT QUITE (240)           2  0 0
22/22*NEW JAGUARS (275)          3   6  1 33.3  22-17 CELTIC PRIDE (263)        2  8 0
23/24*KATHOUSE (288)            12  28  2 30.0  23-23*FEDAYKIN (242)            1  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                             Hammer's Death Fest Updates

     Well...on second thought...let me see if I can help.  I may make a mistake or 
two, but if ya'll let me know...I'll fix it.  I'm not sure how Hammer is keeping the 
Recognition points for Tiebreakers, so I won't include them this turn.  I'd also 
appreciate the new teams introducing themselves with manager name.  This would 
definitely help things along.

I'll try to keep at least one warrior active every turn.  I'm not itnerested in how 
my team makes out in the Death Fest.  Just trying to help a Brother of mine out.  At 
least until he can do it again on a full-time basis.

Here's what I've got for turn 179:

1/1 -- Sea Dogs/One-Armed Bandit                                  79 (35)
2/2 -- Chapel Rock/Crip                                           72 (29)
3/3 -- Damage Inc./Tripwire                                       67 (35)
4/5 -- Helter Skelter/Cosmo                                       56 (34)
5/4 -- Vendetta Inc./Goat                                         55 (30)
6/6 -- Ill Avengers/Wildstorm                                     46 (35)
7/7 -- The Willburys '77/Rascally Rabbit                          38  (8)
8/8 -- Team Tomorrow/Nostradomus                                  34 (35)
9/9 -- Improved Illusion/Phantasm                                 32 (33)
10/11 -- Axe Illis Hammerz/Hammer                                 31 (20)
11/12 -- Vincere Aut Mori/Toker                                   27 (29)
12/10 -- Blitzkrieg/Polarius                                      25 (20)
13/17 -- Dok Sik Killas/Dok Sik                                   18 (10)
14/13 -- Revenge/Baphomet                                         17 (12)
15/14 -- Fascist Drool/Slaughter Priest                           17 (14)
16/16 -- Natural B. Killers/Maximillian                           16 (31)
17/15 -- Kathouse/Kat                                             11 (31)
18/18 -- Hangovers/Crip                                           5  (7)
19/0 -- Isle of Skye/?                                            5  (4)
20/19 -- Not Quite/Crip                                           4  (5)
21/20 -- Shadowland/?                                             3  (3)
22/23 -- Vile Reavers/Bobby Bigfoot                               3 (35)
23/0 -- Fedaykin/?                                                2  (1)
24/22 -- The Explorers/Kellog                                     0 (25)
25/24 -- Diabolous Hereticus/Firehawk                            -2 (30)
26/25 -- Ageless Knights/Unforgiven                              -2  (5)
27/26 -- Islanders/Nick                                          -2 (35)
28/0 -- New Jaguars/?                                            -4  (5)
29/21 -- Celtic Pride/Fizban                                     -6 (10)

** Well...there you have it.  If I've goofed anywhere...just let me know.  I'll fix 
it.

-- Baphomet,
   Filling in for Hammer!

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 516): DESTINY of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 402): NELLISTHA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 521): SUNBURN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 517): SERILIA of BLADES OF MIST (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 516): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 520): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 517): GOKU of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 512): QUIFF of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 504): BULMA of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 502): RONALD REAGAN of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 476): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 467): DARK TYPHLOSION of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 205): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 454): CRIX BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 402): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 191): DAROSHTAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 179): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 352): HELL STORM of DEVIL'S MAYHEM (Buddy Lee, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 156): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 395): WHIRLING WORD of 4-LETTER WORDS from CAER (TUM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 516): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 402): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 521): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 517): LOTHLORIEN (Mithrandir, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 516): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 520): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 517): UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 512): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 504): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave the Silent, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 502): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 476): HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 467): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 205): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 454): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave is Silent here too, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 402): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 191): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 179): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 352): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 156): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 395): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 516): SWALLOWTAIL of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 402): NELLISTHA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 516): DREAMER of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 512): QUIFF of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           SAVARE of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
                           LADY DIVAN of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 504): CORAL BEAUTY of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                            ASSUR of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
                (turn 503): LE PAIN DLG of PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 502): RONALD REAGAN of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
               (turn 501): POISON BEAK (21-5827) CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 475): KERRY BEAR of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
                   KILL'EM KREPP of ANARKYSTS (Iver, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 204): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 453): RONALD MCDONALD of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 402): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Dammit, I didn't want to be the Duel2Dude!  But if I have to do it, I guess I 
can console myself with the thought that somebody will challenge and defeat me to 
take the title into better hands.
     You understand, I can't, absolutely can not, go more than a hundred fights 
before graduation--assuming I live, of course--so I just have to hope for the worst 
possible record on graduation.  I mean, sure, I can't go 0-100.  Too late for that.  
But it's the only goal I can see in reach, now that the Commission decided they 
didn't want another Life of Osksi.
     So listen up, everybody.  I have twelve fights to go, and let's make them all 
losses!  Defeat me, but don't kill me, okay?

                                        Duff

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  SEA DOGS?  Who?  ILL AVENGERS is the top team 
these days, buddies!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a 
perceptive observation?) as ILL AVENGERS can attest...  Say what you will about blind 
luck and dirty fighting, but TEAM TOMORROW will tell you 25-25-1 is nothing to laugh 
at...  Practice pays for BRANA GOREFANG, who pummelled ANCHOR, to pocket 21 points.  
Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, WIMPIRA was winsome, after beating MAST 
MONKEY and seeing him lose 13 points.  You could cut the tension with a scimitar as 
OOKAZI of IMPROVED ILLUSION met the Duelmaster.  What can be a greater victory?  
OOKAZI has taken his place as the top, as ILLIS' new Duelmaster.  Word has it one 
team in ILLIS is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst 
the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of VILE REAVERS, alone and unchallenged.  As 
a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of VINCERE AUT MORI, so did that sorry 
team shy from VILE REAVERS Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  
Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, CORSAIR is the most challenged warrior.  Call 'im 
brash!  Call 'im brassy!  Call 'im brave!  Call 'im sassy!  EREM WODAHS will face 
UMI, up by 29.  Aaaah, just call 'im dead meat.  UMI had a quite go of it, putting 
EREM WODAHS in his place.  Take heed ILLIS, of the unprincipled action of BLACKBEARD. 
By challenging AXE MISSER HAMMER, 32 points below him, BLACKBEARD besmirches the 
noble art of dueling.  Warriors of ILLIS!  Do you wish your reputations tainted by 
the base challenge of BLACKBEARD?  Mismatched by 11 points, AXE SEXIER HAMMER 
overcame BLACK SUN.  Is this really worth noting?  I thought BLACK SUN showed great 
skill and promise when he was beat by AXE SEXIER HAMMER.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Congratulations, KRUNK SKULLSMASHER.  The manager of DAMAGE INC. should have sent 
RALNOR to the Dark Arena for having a 3-6-2 long ago.  A moment of silence for 
RALNOR, who died an untimely death at the hands of KRUNK SKULLSMASHER.  In the spirit 
of revenge, we call upon DAMAGE INC. to act!  Fair play must not be a credo of 
IMPROVED ILLUSION, as RSI CS permanently removed SHARGA EL KEER of NEW JAGUARS from 
the competition in a mismatched fight.  Never one to advocate diplomacy and 
restraint, I was pleased to see IMPROVED ILLUSION retaliate against NEW JAGUARS in 
bloodfeud!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you 
have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed 
simile, I now bid ILLIS farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OOKAZI 2401                  15   4  1   106       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUFF 2180                     7  82  0   103       ISLANDERS (247)
 JUDAS PRIEST 2506             7   1  2   100       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 WISE OLD WAYNE 2427           7   2  0    94       NOT QUITE (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONDON QUIREBOY 2513          9   4  0    88       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 EVANGELION 2340              12  13  1    80       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 KRUNK SKULLSMASHER 2547       8   1  2    76       ILL AVENGERS (290)
 SLAKER 2284                  16  25  1    74       ISLANDERS (247)
 UMI 2414                     10   7  0    70       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WIMPIRA 2421                 12  10  1    65       ISLANDERS (247)
 BRANA GOREFANG 2582           5   3  0    59       VILE REAVERS (292)
-TALIESIN 2314                 6   9  0    58       CELTIC PRIDE (263)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAGGAI 2462                   7   3  1    55       TEAM TOMORROW (281)
 RSI CS 2482                   7   3  1    53       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-STICKER SHOCK 2550            7   3  0    53       HELTER SKELTER (291)
 IRMINSUL 2579                 5   3  0    52       VENDETTA INC (295)
 SKARP-HEDIN 2159              7  10  1    51       ISLE OF SKYE (58)
-THE JUICE 2490                5   3  0    49       NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)
 SOUL SCOURGE 2589             6   1  0    45       VILE REAVERS (292)
-PISTONS MCGUIRE 2556          8   6  0    44       HELTER SKELTER (291)
 MAST MONKEY 2466              5   4  0    44       SEA DOGS (282)
 ANCHOR 2465                   8   1  0    43       SEA DOGS (282)
 JESUS MOOTZ 'O'PAIA 2128     10  11  0    42       ISLE OF SKYE (58)
 D'ARTAGNAN 2174               8   4  0    42       ISLE OF SKYE (58)
 HABAKKUK 2464                 7   3  0    42       TEAM TOMORROW (281)
 URG GUTSPILLER 2561           7   2  0    38       VILE REAVERS (292)
 CORSAIR 2467                  6   3  0    38       SEA DOGS (282)
 JAN PEARL 2443                6   9  1    37       ISLANDERS (247)
 BLACKBEARD 2468               6   3  1    36       SEA DOGS (282)
 NULLAN VOID 2546              4   5  0    35       ILL AVENGERS (290)
 EREM WODAHS 2441              4   3  0    35       REVENGE (277)
-CUNEDDA 2315                  6   6  0    34       CELTIC PRIDE (263)
 SLAG IRONTOOTH 2545           6   3  0    34       ILL AVENGERS (290)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALUCIEA THE BOLD 2568         5   3  1    33       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 AMMER EAD 2425                6  14  0    32       ISLANDERS (247)
 I MOTHER EARTH 2504           4   3  0    32       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 KATAKANA 2599                 3   2  0    31       KATHOUSE (288)
-MEDIA MIDGET 2549             5   3  1    30       HELTER SKELTER (291)
-HITLER YOUTH 2491             4   4  0    30       NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)
 NAZARETH 2503                 4   4  0    28       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 BALLAST 2597                  3   3  1    28       SEA DOGS (282)
 RESPIN NIALO 2587             3   4  0    28       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 GU 2207                       3   3  0    28       ISLE OF SKYE (58)
 MIKAYLA BLOODWITCH 2544       2   7  0    28       ILL AVENGERS (290)
 FLAMING MOE 2420              4   7  0    27       HANGOVERS (265)
 KATATONIA 2531                3   6  1    27       KATHOUSE (288)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKROCK 2498                3   6  1    26       DAMAGE INC. (71)
 DEDALUS 2598                  3   3  0    26       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 THE UNSULLIED 2607            2   3  0    26       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 DUNDOR 2497                   5   4  0    25       DAMAGE INC. (71)
 GEREON 2581                   3   5  1    25       VENDETTA INC (295)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REX X 2552                    6   5  0    23       HELTER SKELTER (291)
-K. WAHT 2437                  6   2  0    23       REVENGE (277)
 CANCER 2606                   4   0  0    23       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
 E-SA-IAS 2609                 2   3  0    23       TEAM TOMORROW (281)
 AXE SEXIER HAMMER 2536        5   1  0    22       AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)
 ARUTHA 2576                   4   4  0    22       SOULFORGE (294)
 CYNDANE 2573                  2   6  1    22       SOULFORGE (294)
 LADY REAVER 2572              5   3  0    21       SOULFORGE (294)
 BOTTOM FEEDER 2567            5   2  0    21       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
-NAT LUS 2439                  4   2  0    21       REVENGE (277)
-CYNAN 2312                    4   7  0    19       CELTIC PRIDE (263)
 GORI BLOODAXE 2588            4   3  0    19       VILE REAVERS (292)
 HEZROU 2620                   1   1  1    19       DAMAGE INC. (71)
-LORI BOBBEDIT 2593            3   1  1    18       NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)
 TYPHOID 2624                  1   1  1    18       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
 BLACK SUN 2577                4   4  1    17       VENDETTA INC (295)
-FARAD'N 2120                  3   2  1    17       FEDAYKIN (242)
 FYLFOT 2578                   4   4  0    16       VENDETTA INC (295)
 RED RED WINE 2481             2   2  0    16       HANGOVERS (265)
 BUBONIC PLAGUE 2602           2   2  0    16       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
 RICIN 2603                    2   2  2    15       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
 MASON THUNDERSTRIKE 2619      2   0  0    15       ILL AVENGERS (290)
-MALLORY 2493                  3   5  0    14       NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)
 LADY LUNA 2413                2   0  0    14       NEW JAGUARS (275)
 LONG ISLAND 2500              1   1  0    14       HANGOVERS (265)
-M.S. ATNAHP 2440              3   3  1    13       REVENGE (277)
-NEH TAEH 2438                 3   3  1    13       REVENGE (277)
-TYEKANIK 2121                 3   2  0    13       FEDAYKIN (242)
 TREFOT 2580                   2   6  1    13       VENDETTA INC (295)
 KATO NINETAILS 2613           2   2  0    13       KATHOUSE (288)
 THE CONSTABLE 2616            2   1  0    13       SOULFORGE (294)
 CREEPIS 2617                  2   1  0    13       SOULFORGE (294)
 HARVEY 2636                   1   0  0    13       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 AXE BURPER HAMMER 2452        1   5  0    12       AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)
-FREAK SHOW 2129               3   2  0    11       FEDAYKIN (242)
 AXE SEXIST HAMMER 2537        2   4  0    11       AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)
 AXE KISSER HAMMER 2618        2   1  0    11       AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)
 ZEPHANIAH 2635                1   0  0    10       TEAM TOMORROW (281)
 AMOS 2614                     2   1  0     7       TEAM TOMORROW (281)
-FEYD-RAUTHA 2119              1   4  0     7       FEDAYKIN (242)
 UDUN HELLFIRE 2608            1   4  0     7       VILE REAVERS (292)
 INEX 2610                     1   3  0     6       DAMAGE INC. (71)
 WEST NILE 2604                1   3  0     6       DOK SIK KILLAS (296)
-CEMETERY 2130                 1   2  0     5       FEDAYKIN (242)
 HELGA 2625                    1   1  0     4       ISLE OF SKYE (58)
 MR. ORGASH 2411               0   2  0     4       NEW JAGUARS (275)
 AXE MISSER HAMMER 2631        0   2  0     2       AXE ILLIS HAMMERZ (279)
-GEORGE BUSH JR. 2611          0   1  0     1       NATURAL B. KILLERS (286)
 MARGARITA 2633                0   1  0     1       HANGOVERS (265)
-MERLIN 2623                   0   1  0     1       CELTIC PRIDE (263)
 IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632     0   1  0     1       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

'-' 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         

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 REVENGED
MAJIK 2594             0  2 0 BLITZKRIEG 5 289      RICIN 2603            176 NOT REVE
RALNOR 2489            3  7 2 DAMAGE INC. 71        KRUNK SKULLSMASH 2547 180         
SMALL POX 2605         0  2 0 DOK SIK KILLAS 296    KATATONIA 2531        178 REVENGED
VIRGIN CAESAR 2634     0  1 0 HANGOVERS 265         BLACK ORC 20          180 NONE    
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 JUST REV
PTERRAX 2595           2  3 0 IMPROVED ILLUSION 261 SHARGA EL KEER 2412   179 JUST REV
KITTYKAT 2592          2  5 0 KATHOUSE 288          HEZROU 2620           180         
KATSKRATCH 2639        0  1 0 KATHOUSE 288          RICIN 2603            180         
KATAMARAN 2612         0  1 0 KATHOUSE 288          LORI BOBBEDIT 2593    177         
JOLLY HOTEI 2409       0  2 0 NEW JAGUARS 275       HIGH ELF 19           180 NONE    
SHARGA EL KEER 2412    1  1 1 NEW JAGUARS 275       RSI CS 2482           180         
NAHUM 2460             2  5 0 TEAM TOMORROW 281     BALLAST 2597          177 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Blackrock -- You fought well and bravely.  For what it's worth, my companions and I 
are not as good as we look. -- Blackbeard

Dedalus -- Don't feel bad, mate.  I have an enormous edge in experience and skill. -- 
Mast Monkey

Taliesin -- What the heck are you doing, losing to me?  I'm a mediocre warrior on 
maintenance, I'm a PARRY-STRIKE, for the gods' sake.  *I* am the one who is supposed 
to lose.  Cheese.  Some people just don't pay attention. -- Slaker

Soul Scourge -- Well, my soul is scourged clean as anything.  What's your secret?  
Ajax, the Foaming Cleanser?  Comet?  You can tell ME.  I know how to keep secrets. -- 
Jan Pearl

Blackbeard -- Next time you ask me for a date, SHAVE first.  I don't date bears.  Or 
dwarves. -- Wimpira

'Aggai -- You do that h'on purpose, don't you? -- 'Ammer 'Ead

Urg Gutspiller -- You downchallenged me at the start of my career by 27 pts.  Now, 
this turn you downchallenged my brother, Dedalus, by 24 pts.  I know we're Delarquan, 
but I'm going to do my best to put a stop to it.  No more easy wins for you sir. -- 
The Unsullied, Barren Blade v@U of the D.E.

Cunedda -- Me boss ah me 'ead be to big fer me brin.  Dona ur'stand dat, do ye? -- 
Bottom Feeder, Barren Blade v@U of The D.E.

Trefot -- Nothing personal, just needed contest pts.  Hope you understand! -- Aluciea 
The Bold, Desolate Soldier of The D.E.

Disciple Dok Sik -- You're giving good postings in all arenas you're active in.  Good 
job.  Keep it up and it won't be long.  Diplo Goat, Wasby or me for anything you 
need. -- Dark Knight Toker

All -- I've enjoyed this contest immensely, and wish everyone the best for the last 
half of the "Hammer Death Fest." -- Dark Knight Toker

Hammer -- I will not insult mine or your intelligence by name calling. This is only 
demeaning to us both.  Your worries about how other managers think, I feel, should be 
unnecessary, on how you game.  Just play the game as it was intended for fun and to 
help the new people coming into the game.  I also went through that same stage of 
talking down to my fellow gamer when I was at war with the C.O.L. for five months.  
It only made me realize how much energy I was wasting on a person who has the same 
interest as I do.  Instead of using the game and using the p-ads to accomplish this, 
we insult, we whine and take things personally that are only meant in gaming jest and 

should realize that they are not personal attacks against your managing skills.  I 
will not say that I'm sorry for past statements; however, I do learn from my mistakes 
and will not repeat them.

I don't see how you can drag C.F.H., ABRAXIS, Voo-Doo and Nostradamus into a battle 
that you have been losing in two areas of the game.  The p-ads and on the sands.  I, 
too, would be upset if the manager(s) have been only playing for 12 months.  Just to 
clear things up so all you gossipers can stop beating on your chest, TOKER AND WASBY 
WERE ACTING ON MY INSTRUCTIONS ALONE to hassle you and your alliance.

Since I do belong to the v@UNITED alliance, I do speak for them in my region, the 
DELARQUAN, where this beauty of a fight started.  Hopefully, my fellow Dukes (Capt.) 
and Dark Knights of our alliance will see the ploy to put us at each other by placing 
blame for actions on one person (C.F.H.)!  I only pay homage and respect to my 
alliance, not to things of the past.  We will continue to build on the basis of equal 
respect and to better the game.  If anybody does not like our train of thought, then 
bring it to DM 52 for Fratsfa's Quest for the Best!

The Desolate Empire of vendett@UNITED will be hosting a contest for individual 
managers for cash or certs accredited to the top three managers.  There will be 
prizes up to sixth place; however, we are waiting for RSI to give us a list of exact 
prizes they will be offering.  So, Hammer and anyone who feels slighted by our 
actions, come prove yourselves with your blades and not your mouths!  We have put our 
money where our mouth is!!!

     I seem to have heard that we can't go with cash prizes, because it annoys the
     Arizona State Gambling Commission.  I'm not sure, but I would recommend you
     check on this with the office.  I have pulled the portion of your ad that deals
     with this; if it turns out to be okay, we can re-run it. -- Temp Ed.

It's up to you all now.
     Fourth through sixth will be prizes awarded through RSI.  There will also be an 
IRON STABLE award for completing 90% of the possible fights.  This contest will last 
for 15 months!!! -- Dark Knight Goat, Delarquen Duke of the Desolate Empire of v@U
P.S.  Real smart on your part leaving the Cartel!

Jesus'o'pea -- Just my luck.  Like your style.  I just couldn't figure out how you do 
all them fancy moves.  You taught well. -- Barren Blade Sun

Aluicia the Bold -- You stunned me with your grace.  You have taken ballet?  Nice 
challenge on your part.  The drinks are on you. -- Barren Blade Trefot

Slag -- I cannot believe you would even try!  Nice, real nice! -- Desolate Soldier 
Irminsul

Lori Bobit -- Ouch, I thought you bobit for a quick second.  How you missed such a 
large target is beyond me. -- Barren Blade Gereon

Axe Burper -- Nice try burper (burp).  Your style advantage (burp), my strength with 
what skills (burrrp) were just too much this time (pheewp pew!).  Good luck in the 
future. (burp) -- Barren Blade Flyfot

Desolate Empire -- I see change on the future for us all.  Stand strong.  We will do 
battle wtih the Cartel on our own, if need be.  I am still waiting to hear from North 
Fork.  I have a feeling on how it will go.  I still might be surprised.  I also have 
two more to probate for us here in our Delarquen Region.

Hammer -- Rethought your dilema, and I will do my best to assist you until you can 
take it up again full time.  Since NorthFork and Illis run about 10 days apart, 
there's no conflict with the Death Fest and the Turf War IV. -- Baphomet

1 March 2005
                                    The Contract
                         [as retold by Hammer the WordSmith]
     What had begun as a contract for swords and armor between a well known name in
the DM community and the former VC Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe was destined to impact and altar the landscape of the dueling
community for years to come.
     The following is but a condensed retelling of history in the making.

    Hammer continued sipping his tankard of Elven Tonic as the mysterious hooded
figure quietly seated himself across the table from the Veteran Manager whose back
was against the wall; allowing for a subtle, but effective surveillance of the dimly
lit tavern.
     Recent events in both Illis and North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena had stunned the DM
managerial world with the announcement that Hammer had resigned from his position as
a well respected member of the Vendetta Cartel Alliance.
     Those managers and associates closest to Hammer were shocked and dismayed that
there seemed to be NO Rational Explanation for Hammer making such a seemingly
irrational, hasty and extremely illogical decision; by what seemed to be a spur of
the moment reaction following the Declaration of War by Hammer in the DM 47 P-ads.
     This is what stirred the mysterious hooded figure to seek Hammer with a request
that would change the managerial course of both men; ultimately Rocking the
Managerial World of Alastari as a result of the forthcoming decisions reached by the
two Veterans.
     Time passed swiftly as both Veteran Managers discussed how the landscape of the
DM game on the sands of Alastari had changed over the years both in Basic and Tourney
play; producing a new breed of managers who would of necessity band together in an
alliance with a common goal; waging war against antagonists while improving the
managerial skills of each participating member in their glorious quest for DM
excellence.
     Hammer listened intently as his unexpected guest inquired about the situation in
North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena; revealing his desire to participate in the upcoming
Turf War 4 contest in DM 47 with an alliance that would accept him on a more
permanent basis other than for just fighting together as a TW4 alliance to win fame
and Gift Certs.
     Here was a Veteran Manager, seeking the advice of Hammer regarding an alliance
to join on a permanent basis; plus extending a sword arm of friendship and requesting
that Hammer join him as an alliance mate with those who would welcome their
membership.
     The Iron in the Words of Hammer had produced this opportunity as a result of the
recent conflicts witnessed first hand by the manager seated across the table from
Hammer.  This Veteran Manager had been secretly searching and scouting around
Alastari for someone worth his mettle to fight alongside; someone who would know
where to find the perfect gang of rebels who were unafraid of waging war against
anyone.
     Hammer knew exactly where to look and in a matter of days the two newcomers were
welcomed into the ranks of a group of managers who received them as war waging equals
in an alliance that had joined a Confederation of Alliances for the TW4 contest.
     Fighting under the banner of The Illuminati Confederation of Alliances alongside
members of Chaos Inc, kLk and The Company of Brothers during the TW4 was more than
either of the two Veteran Managers had envisioned a few months ago.
     Hammer was now entering a new journey with a new attitude.
     Perhaps you readers may have noticed that new attitude by now since this
announcement by Hammer is uncharacteristically Exclamation Point Free.
     Except for the famous quote by Hammer at the end of this announcement.
     Now that Hammer and the Mysterious Hooded Figure have agreed to join forces with
an alliance whose members have welcomed them enthusiastically; let those who desire
to be antagonistic be forewarned as to the identities of these newly welcomed wagers
of war:

Tripwire
kLk Bringer of Pain

Hammer
kLk WordSmith and WeaponSmith
Minister of War
Illuminati Idealist

     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JOLLY HOTEI was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
VIRGIN CAESAR was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
KRUNK SKULLSMASHER murdered RALNOR in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
RSI CS viciously butchered SHARGA EL KEER in a 1 minute gory Bloodfeud contest.
AXE SEXIST HAMMER was narrowly defeated by CYNDANE in a 2 minute Bloodfeud match.
OOKAZI bested DUFF in a 2 minute expert's Challenge Title brawl.
WISE OLD WAYNE overpowered SLAKER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
EREM WODAHS was handily defeated by UMI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
JESUS MOOTZ 'O'PAIA was viciously subdued by IRMINSUL in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
HABAKKUK vanquished GORI BLOODAXE in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FLAMING MOE was luckily beaten by SLAG IRONTOOTH in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
D'ARTAGNAN handily defeated AMMER EAD in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
NULLAN VOID demolished KATO NINETAILS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
ARUTHA was bested by JAN PEARL in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
BLACK SUN was outlasted by AXE SEXIER HAMMER in a tiring 14 minute Challenge brawl.
BUBONIC PLAGUE was handily defeated by CORSAIR in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
BLACKBEARD vanquished AXE MISSER HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
THE UNSULLIED lost to URG GUTSPILLER in a 1 minute novice vs. master Challenge fray.
LONG ISLAND was viciously subdued by BALLAST in a popular 9 minute Challenge brawl.
MIKAYLA BLOODWITCH demolished TREFOT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
RED RED WINE was narrowly defeated by E-SA-IAS in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
AXE KISSER HAMMER was bested by GEREON in a 2 minute novice vs. expert Challenge bout.
THE CONSTABLE subdued UDUN HELLFIRE in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge bout.
MASON THUNDERSTRIKE viciously subdued INEX in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge fray.
WEST NILE was demolished by DUNDOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HEZROU slaughtered KITTYKAT in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge match.
LADY LUNA defeated HELGA in a 2 minute novice's Challenge bout.
TYPHOID lost to I MOTHER EARTH in a 2 minute beginner vs. expert Challenge bout.
CREEPIS was savagely defeated by KATATONIA in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
LONDON QUIREBOY was savagely defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 4 minute expert's fight.
EVANGELION was overpowered by JUDAS PRIEST in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MAST MONKEY was overpowered by WIMPIRA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ANCHOR was savagely defeated by BRANA GOREFANG in a action packed 3 minute bout.
HAGGAI devastated ALUCIEA THE BOLD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SOUL SCOURGE unbelievably bested KATAKANA in a 3 minute brutal battle.
SKARP-HEDIN devastated BLACKROCK in a 1 minute uneven bout.
FYLFOT was defeated by GU in a exciting 1 minute match.
NAZARETH was viciously subdued by RESPIN NIALO in a 2 minute gruesome match.
LADY REAVER savagely defeated AXE BURPER HAMMER in a 2 minute gruesome bout.
BOTTOM FEEDER beat MR. ORGASH in a exciting 3 minute competition.
DEDALUS handily defeated AMOS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CANCER outlasted IMMACULATECOLLECTION in a crowd boring 27 minute beginner's battle.
RICIN butchered KATSKRATCH in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MARGARITA was vanquished by ZEPHANIAH in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
HARVEY devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  21         TOTAL PARRY       77 -  43 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 17         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  31 -  8      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         LUNGING ATTACK    82 -  85 -  7      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-LUNGE       28 -  30 -  3      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   70 -  76 -  9      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  22 -  3      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         BASHING ATTACK    62 -  73 -  4      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  28 -  1      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW        12 -  24 -  2      33  |

Turn 180 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        6 -  7         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  8     STRIKING ATTACK    7 - 10         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     3 -  5         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      OOKAZI 2401                15   4  1  106 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
SLASHING ATTACK  JUDAS PRIEST 2506           7   1  2  100 CHAPEL ROCK (287)
STRIKING ATTACK  WISE OLD WAYNE 2427         7   2  0   94 NOT QUITE (240)
WALL OF STEEL    LONDON QUIREBOY 2513        9   4  0   88 CHAPEL ROCK (287)
BASHING ATTACK   KRUNK SKULLSMASHER 2547     8   1  2   76 ILL AVENGERS (290)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAGGAI 2462                 7   3  1   55 TEAM TOMORROW (281)
PARRY-STRIKE     RSI CS 2482                 7   3  1   53 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 
FLAMING MOE 2420.  The ten other most popular fighters were KATATONIA 2531, BRANA 
GOREFANG 2582, MR. ORGASH 2411, BALLAST 2597, RED RED WINE 2481, IRMINSUL 2579, 
E-SA-IAS 2609, THE CONSTABLE 2616, MASON THUNDERSTRIKE 2619, and LONDON QUIREBOY 
2513.

The least popular fighter this week was CANCER 2606.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632, AXE SEXIER HAMMER 2536, BLACK SUN 2577, LONG 
ISLAND 2500, MARGARITA 2633, KATSKRATCH 2639, AMOS 2614, BLACKROCK 2498, ALUCIEA THE 
BOLD 2568, and MAST MONKEY 2466.

                                  Name-Change-O-Rama

     The winter tourney brought a lot of people to the Isle who didn't appear there 
normally.  This included Commission employees.  Half a dozen arenamasters regarded 
each other warily in the mirror behind the bar at the Pig in a Haystack.  The Pig was 
obscure and mediocre, drawing few gladiators, which is what they had all been looking 
for.  They saw gladiators every day.  Most arenamaster were convinced that this was 
some kind of punishment.
     You could always pick out the arenamasters in a crowd.  There were superficial 
differences:  One of these had clearly Adantri features, one wore an eye-patch, two 
were female.  But there were, in significant ways, alike.  The same size, the same 
hair-trigger alertness, the same deadliness.
     The one-eyed man broke the ice, raising his beer mug in salute.  "I'm Zrof One-
Eye from Zukal.  Sugar of Arvat--"  One of the women bowed slightly.  "I know Sugar.  
The rest of you...?"
     The Adantri matched his salute.  "Dernal of Dayla Kiv."
     "Daiyla Kiv?  Ah...."
     "No, without the 'I' in it.  These damned bureaucrats can't spell, and they 
thought adding an unnecessary vowel was exotic."  Disgust dripped from his voice.
     "Tell me about it!" another man growled in agreement.  "Khagal of Niatoli, and 
what they do to the spelling of THAT simple word--!"
     "I thought Daiyla, I mean Dayla Kiv had a different name right now," 
Arenamistress Sugar said.  "The arena, at least, because of a contest?"
     "Chavez Ravine."  Dernal's tone was the one that substituted in polite company 
for spitting on the floor.
     Zrof blinked, taken aback by the bitterness.  He wouldn't have minded a contest 
in Zukal, and damn what they called the place.  "It's only temporary, though."
     "Temporary, shmiperary," another man muttered.  He seemed well into his drinking, 
although, like all arenamasters, he carried his liquor well.  "They do it all the time 
in Aradi.  No reshpect.  Go around changing thish, changing that.  I wish I could 
change shome thingsh."  He signalled the bartender for a refill.
     The second woman put her hand over his mug.  "You've had enough, Harkon.  Try the 
coffee, instead."
     "You should be mad, too, Ripplesh," Harkon said.  "They're going to do shtuff 
like that in Jahnsh, aren't they?"
     Ripples Dorrigan shrugged.  All the men paused, some with glasses half raised, to 
watch.  "It's the way things are," she said.  "Not much we can do about it."
     "You know," Khagal of Niatoli said, "maybe we could make a few changes.  Fix the 
spelling of Arena 33, for one, change a few standby titles--"
     "The Commission hates changes."  Dernal of Dayla Kiv topped up his glass and 
drained it gloomily.
     "Yes, but if we disguise it," Sugar of Arvat said, excited, "make it... maybe a 
general Name-Change-O-Rama!  Then we could slip OUR changes through and no one would 
notice or mind."

                  *-------*-------*-------*-------*-------*-------* 

     By popular demand, we are holding a Name-Change-o-Rama during the month of March.
If you wish to change the name of your warriors or teams, please contact RSI Customer 
Service.  The charge for a name change is $1, unless you're in DOOMCorps, in which 
case you take your chances.  (Just kidding, guys! *snicker*)