DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/21/2004    Duedate: 06/03/2004

LOOPHOLES ARENA

DM-60    TURN-338

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRIPLICATE THUNDER
WILD CARDS (148)
(60-6616) [16-9-1,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRIPLICATE THUNDER             POSITION IS EMPTY
WILD CARDS (148)               
(60-6616) [16-9-1,132]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NAPPY DUGOUT                   CYCLONE
WILD CARDS (148)               NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
(60-6080) [16-21-1,71]         (60-6816) [10-6-0,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WILD CARDS (148)            45
2. DARQUE AGES (536)           37      THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)
3. I HATE THEM (480)           33      Unchartered Team
4. LEGALESE (449)              29
5. LOSERS (544)                29      SWEETNESS N' LIGHT (364)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 I'M WITH STUPID (531)     46  29  1 61.3   1/ 7 DEATH STUDS VII (301)    10  5 0
 2/ 2 THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)    75  52  1 59.1   2/ 1 HIT ME WITH... (503)     10  5 0
 3/ 3 RED AVENGERS (487)        44  32  1 57.9   3/ 3 THE UNDERWORLD (15)       9  5 0
 4- 4*MALAQUAR'S MINIONS (550)  11   8  1 57.9   4/ 6 WILD CARDS (148)          9  6 2
 5/ 5 SAAB STORY (389)         109  81  9 57.4   5/ 8 FA CHING (388)            8  6 0
 6/ 8 DARQUE AGES (536)         36  29  5 55.4   6/20 DARQUE AGES (536)         7  4 0
 7- 6 LUROCIANS VI (431)       109  88  7 55.3   7/ 9 SHADOW SIGNS (491)        6  5 0
 8/ 9 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)  590 517 19 53.3   8/25 FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)    6  8 0
 9/10 DEATH STUDS VII (301)    341 299  8 53.3   9/26 SAAB STORY (389)          5  0 1
10-11 WIMPS OF DEATH (66)      538 476 31 53.1  10- 2 I'M WITH STUPID (531)     5  0 0
11/ 7 POWER BROKERS (527)       56  50  6 52.8  11-11 WIMPS OF DEATH (66)       5  3 0
12/13 WILD CARDS (148)         711 643 28 52.5  12/16 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)   5  4 0
13/12 HIT ME WITH... (503)      38  35  0 52.1  13/22 LEGALESE (449)            5  7 0
14-14 LOCK-OUT (368)            55  51  3 51.9  14/12 POWER BROKERS (527)       5  8 0
15-16 DEMONS OF DARKNESS (430) 162 154 12 51.3  15- 4 FIVE SPHERES (462)        4  1 0
16/15 SHADOW SIGNS (491)        85  81  1 51.2  16/13 RED DOG GANG (476)        4  5 0
17/17 FA CHING (388)           110 116  3 48.7  17- 5 4000 BLOWS (107)          4  5 0
18-19 4000 BLOWS (107)         565 629 27 47.3  18-15 LUROCIANS VI (431)        4  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-20 METAL MELTDOWN (344)     272 303 21 47.3  19-10 THE UPSTARTS III (510)    3  2 0
20/18 INGRATE WHITE NORT (348) 119 134 10 47.0  20-19 MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)      3  3 0
21-22 WING HOVE (529)           35  40  3 46.7  21/28 BUMS 'R' US (465)         3  6 0
22/23 THE UNDERWORLD (15)       65  75  6 46.4  22/24 LOSERS (544)              3 11 0
23/21 BEERBARIANS (528)         15  18  4 45.5  23/30 I HATE THEM (480)         3 12 1
24/ 0 ARADI'S DEAD (393)       111 140  5 44.2  24/ 0 JOKA MASHER! (283)        2  0 0
25/25 BUMS 'R' US (465)        127 168  0 43.1  25/27 BEERBARIANS (528)         2  1 0
26-24 MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)      30  40  1 42.9  26-29 WING HOVE (529)           2  3 0
27-26 FIVE SPHERES (462)        36  49  1 42.4  27-18 DEMONS OF DARKNESS (430)  2  3 0
28/28 LEGALESE (449)            69  95  3 42.1  28-14 FACES OF ETERNITY (539)   2  3 0
29/ 0 JOKA MASHER! (283)       154 213  6 42.0  29/21 RED AVENGERS (487)        2  9 0
30-27*INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)     13  18  2 41.9  30-23*MALAQUAR'S MINIONS (550)  1  3 1
31-29 THE UPSTARTS III (510)    37  52  3 41.6  31-17 LOCK-OUT (368)            1  4 0
32/30 LOSERS (544)              28  45  2 38.4  32-33*INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)     1  4 0
33/31 RED DOG GANG (476)       231 393  3 37.0  33/ 0 ARADI'S DEAD (393)        1  4 0
34/32 FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)    74 127  3 36.8  34/31 INGRATE WHITE NORT (348)  1  5 1
35-33 FACES OF ETERNITY (539)   23  47  3 32.9  35/32 THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)    1  8 0
36/34 I HATE THEM (480)          8  25  1 24.2  36-34 METAL MELTDOWN (344)      0  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

What I learned from TOGS

1  Clearly Pip is seemingly unaffected by pain.

2  Death Stud is just a short guy maybe even shorter than Miles.

3  Malaquar is destined to be a minion forever.

4  Neon drools a lot.

5  It was all clearly Pip's fault.

6  Mmost Andorians don't suck, but a few do and we all know who that is.

7  Soultaker was turned down on his application as Mexico City sewer diver and has 
been depressed ever since.

8  TOGS was enough fun that I actually almost paid attention.

Thanks to all who made it an enjoyable event.

I'll be back.

Guardian

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 243): RANCID WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 488): NIXIE SEASPRITE of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 488): I ATE MY WORM of I BENT MY WOOKIE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 481): SKEEMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 477): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 477): SOVEREYN of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 478): AMEE of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 473): GAZELLE HOUND of DOG DAY AFTERNOON (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 439): SUSAN STO HELIT of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 432): TORA HAMLIN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 425): ZACK of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 191): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 337): THORNE of FA CHING (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 326): ELENA of SITTIN' ON ACES (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 145): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 373): MONICA VIRTUESHIELD of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE from ARUAK CITY
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 243): LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 488): GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 488): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 481): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 477): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 477): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 478): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 473): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 439): none
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 432): MEMPHIS MAFIA (Bookie, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 425): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 191): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 337): HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 326): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 145): CASTLE BLACK (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 373): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 243): RANCID WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
                           NIGHT BLACK of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
                           TAISHO of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
               (turn 242): CLOSED MIND of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 488): STEEL MONKEY of VELVET GREEN (Manray, Marquis
                               d'Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                               B.B. KING of THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 487): HYDE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 480): MAXIMUS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 476): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 476): XYLZ AREE of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 478): DIESEL of WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
               (turn 477): SAPPER of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
                           OMNIBOOK 500 of AT WORK (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 472): CHERKO of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
                         BLOODY MOUTH of BLOOD OATH (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 439): SUSAN STO HELIT of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
                          SIANNA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 424): DODGER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 191): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 337): THORNE of FA CHING (DeGotti, mgr.)
              (turn 336): MICHAEL J'EH FOX of INGRATE WHITE NORTH (Crazy Canuck)
                          THE AYL'M'ER of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
                          QUICKSAND of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 144): LOKI of ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hey hey hey Aradi.
     Looks like Thorne was able to take out Obiter Dicta with no problem to get the 
necessary PP's to graduate.  Sorry I didn't get to stomp Gummi Ghoul again.
     For all interested here are Thorne's favs; GA Mod/Mod learns rip.
     Well, sorry this is so short but it's late and all.  Time to take Thorne and his 
2 adv exps and 2 exps and head off to Home Guard.
     Until my next Aradi DM take care all.

DeGotti

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in LOOPHOLES this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  I understand that The Victory Tavern is 
buying the drinks for DARQUE AGES tonight, to honor their rise to 6th after this 
turns 3-0-0.  Hmmm.  I want to know who's buying the drinks for who tonight at The 
Victory Tavern, seeing as FORGOTTEN REALMS' 74-127-3 has earned them 8th place in the 
ranks.  Now, what did these guys have for breakfast this morning?  SAAB STORY has 
turned a 3-0-0 into 9th place from 26th.  Give me the recipe!  The NATURAL DISASTERS 
guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know 
where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, TRIPLICATE THUNDER fought CYVIN 
and gained 31 points and contributed to WILD CARDS' 4-1-1.  GOLDFISH has lost to 
PIKEL, falling 15 points, while helping make SHADOW SIGNS a 0-1-0 turn.  Well done, 
LOOPHOLES, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps THORNE is 
not as thrilled, being challenged 4 times.  This week's Duelmaster bout was between 
BEEROPOLY and our Duelmaster THORNE, making a challenge.  Defending his title for 
another turn, THORNE kept INGRATE WHITE NORTH's warrior, BEEROPOLY, from claiming the 
throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing 
fighters do dishes at The Victory Tavern 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 THE UNDERWORLD stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on LOOPHOLES, what are you afraid of?  And 
guess who avoided THE UNDERWORLD stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
BEERBARIANS.  Anyone surprised?  I don't know about you, but NEWCASTLE challenging 
down 30 points to LEGALESE's LACHES, is not really worthy of BEERBARIANS.  Well, it 
only serves justice to see that NEWCASTLE was overcame by LACHES.  Heh, heh.  In a 
brave attempt, SCRAG from LOSERS challenged up 25 points to fight DEMURRER from the 
LEGALESE stable.  SCRAG perhaps got its just desserts, seeing as it beat DEMURRER and 
ended up with 63 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A farewell moment, if you please, PIP THE TROLL of LOSERS has been sent to 
the Dark Arena, and was carried out on his shield.  CYVIN has departed LOOPHOLES, 
leaving FA CHING without their 14-9-1 warrior.  Question, just what was his team 
doing at the taverns last night?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has 
nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in LOOPHOLES, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in LOOPHOLES again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIPLICATE THUNDER 6616      16   9  1   132       WILD CARDS (148)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACK ACK 837                  15   8  3   123       THE UNDERWORLD (15)
 BRAK 94                      18  13  1   115       THE UNDERWORLD (15)
 LORD OF THE O RINGS 6022     25  15  1   103       WILD CARDS (148)
 BEEROPOLY 5374               14  13  1   102       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
-GUMMI GHOUL 6411             14   5  1   101       THE UPSTARTS III (510)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVIENDHA 4721                20  26  0    96       FA CHING (388)
 LACHES 5642                  15  18  0    96       LEGALESE (449)
 SANDSTORM 6813               11   5  0    92       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
-NOODLES 6247                  6   7  0    91       RED AVENGERS (487)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBITER DICTA 5860            13  13  1    89       LEGALESE (449)
 BLACK EYE 6163               14  10  0    86       JOKA MASHER! (283)
-LEO 6837                      9   2  0    86       DARQUE AGES (536)
 WON TOO MANY 5892             8   4  1    85       SAAB STORY (389)
 WARAGEN 5573                 13   3  0    84       SAAB STORY (389)
-4-FT PARTY BONG 6908         10   5  0    84       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
 NEWCASTLE 6669               12   6  4    83       BEERBARIANS (528)
 DREK 836                     10  13  1    83       THE UNDERWORLD (15)
 TYPHOON XXII 6827            14   2  0    82       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
-BLUE BEANIE 6461             13  12  1    82       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
 SICK PUPPY 5959              12  14  1    81       ARADI'S DEAD (393)
 MURRAY 6661                  12   9  0    78       POWER BROKERS (527)
 LAR'EH WALKER 5825            8   5  1    78       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
-WIND 5906                    12   6  0    77       FIVE SPHERES (462)
 CYCLONE 6816                 10   6  0    74       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
-LLUPERIOR LLORCES 5956       11   6  1    73       LUROCIANS VI (431)
 SUPERNOVA 6239                9   6  0    73       RED AVENGERS (487)
-MARBURY 4499                 16   9  0    72       LOCK-OUT (368)
 NAPPY DUGOUT 6080            16  21  1    71       WILD CARDS (148)
 MISTRESS BOMBTRONIC 6617     15  10  1    69       WILD CARDS (148)
-TALON 6736                    8   6  0    69       WING HOVE (529)
-LLUGS AND LLISSES 5887       12  12  1    67       LUROCIANS VI (431)
-FRUB 6794                    10   8  0    67       WIMPS OF DEATH (66)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHITE RAVEN 6484             14  13  1    66       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
 ORIGINAL SHOCKER 6959        10   5  1    65       WILD CARDS (148)
 SCRAG 6972                    8   6  0    63       LOSERS (544)
-TOGS REPLACEMENT 7045         6   1  0    63       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
-BONG 6980                    10   2  0    62       I'M WITH STUPID (531)
-TOGS STINKER 6588            12   7  0    61       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
 HELMS 6660                   11  11  3    61       POWER BROKERS (527)
 DEMURRER 5828                14  16  2    60       LEGALESE (449)
 EDDIE THE ECHO 3770           7   7  1    60       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 THE-SHOCKER 6824              7   9  0    59       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
-FREEP 6812                   11   6  0    58       WIMPS OF DEATH (66)
 DUNNO 6988                    7   6  0    58       HIT ME WITH... (503)
-SON OF BLOODLUST 6823        12   5  0    57       4000 BLOWS (107)
 PIKEL 5808                   10  11  0    57       FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)
-LLUCKY DAY 6021               9   8  0    57       LUROCIANS VI (431)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BING 6979                    10   2  0    56       I'M WITH STUPID (531)
 URBAN 7035                    9   1  0    56       DARQUE AGES (536)
-SHARP STICK 6949              7   6  0    56       I'M WITH STUPID (531)
 TOSSED SALAD 6987             7   6  0    53       HIT ME WITH... (503)
-BARON 6765                   11   7  2    52       LOCK-OUT (368)
 THE GREEK GUY 6179            7   2  0    52       I HATE THEM (480)
 INSISTANT BEGGAR 6630         9  10  0    51       BUMS 'R' US (465)
-T-MAC 6806                    8   9  1    50       LOCK-OUT (368)
-ANDROGENOUS STRAIN 6412       7  11  0    50       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
 GOLDFISH 6718                11  10  0    49       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
 ANGRY SANTA 6828             11   5  0    48       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
-HERROL 6694                   9   6  0    47       WING HOVE (529)
 PRIME MINISTER 6011           7   8  0    47       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
-DERRIN 6952                   6   5  0    47       WING HOVE (529)
-ZYLLEIX'S SHADE 6939          5   8  0    47       SHADOW SIGNS (491)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLICKED BOOGERS 6989          8   5  0    45       HIT ME WITH... (503)
 WILDFIRE 6983                 7   5  0    45       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
-TAY STARLE 6808               6   7  2    44       WING HOVE (529)
 TWISTER 6114                  9   7  0    43       ARADI'S DEAD (393)
 DOVE FALCONHAND 5770          7  15  1    43       FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)
 ANASTASIUS II 7117            4   4  0    43       DARQUE AGES (536)
-GROVER 7004                   6   4  0    41       I'M WITH STUPID (531)
-MR OBLIVIOUS 6413             5  12  0    41       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
-ASSHE-MASTER 7000             9   3  0    40       4000 BLOWS (107)
-WATER 5905                    7   6  0    40       FIVE SPHERES (462)
 MOON BABY 6187                4   4  0    40       ARADI'S DEAD (393)
 GODFREY 6354                  6   7  1    39       ARADI'S DEAD (393)
 VIKEN 6943                    7   8  1    36       LOSERS (544)
 PAM'EHLA ANDERSON 5844        1   5  0    36       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
-XXX 6975                     10   3  0    35       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
-MARDUK 6863                   6   8  1    35       FACES OF ETERNITY (539)
 TOGS WINNER 7137              3   2  0    35       RED AVENGERS (487)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IVAN 7043                     6   4  0    33       FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)
-JAMIS 6735                    5   9  1    33       WING HOVE (529)
-QUETZACOATYL 6865             4  10  2    33       FACES OF ETERNITY (539)
 DUKE 7090                     4   4  0    33       RED DOG GANG (476)
-LIMPY LIMPY 7046              3   4  0    33       LUROCIANS VI (431)
 TRUST FUND BABY 6951          2   7  0    33       BUMS 'R' US (465)
 URLGEN THREE-FIST 7019        4   7  1    32       FORGOTTEN REALMS (185)
 INDIMAR'S FAXMACHINE 7013     4   7  0    32       HIT ME WITH... (503)
 SPED 6803                     3   6  0    31       BUMS 'R' US (465)
-X=WHERE'S MY BEER? 7077       3   1  1    29       MALAQUAR'S MINIONS (550)
-TWICKLEBUM 6992               5   7  0    28       WIMPS OF DEATH (66)
 BEERZILLA 6170                2   4  0    28       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
 VERDICT 7069                  4   5  0    27       LEGALESE (449)
-DR. FEELGOOD 7130             2   4  0    27       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
 ONE-TIMER 7169                3   0  0    26       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 BUSTED NUTS 7134              4   2  0    25       HIT ME WITH... (503)
-ZIGGERZAG 7153                3   0  0    25       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
-OBED 6831                     5   1  1    24       INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)
-BLAZE 7155                    2   1  0    24       FIVE SPHERES (462)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRAFFIX 6909                  5   8  0    23       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
-VOHDE 7040                    5   3  0    23       FIVE SPHERES (462)
 TELESPHORUS 7071              3   6  0    23       DARQUE AGES (536)
-ZIG-ZAG MAN 7083              3   2  0    23       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
-WEED 4 MOM 6984               5   7  0    22       LOCK-OUT (368)
-TELLY 7135                    3   1  0    22       I'M WITH STUPID (531)
 55 SUCKS MORE 6956            2   3  0    22       JOKA MASHER! (283)
 FALKYNOR 7182                 1   3  0    22       THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)
-SILVER BELLS 7014             5   5  0    20       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
 PRETTY BOY 7091               4   4  0    20       RED DOG GANG (476)
 SONETT 7088                   3   0  1    20       SAAB STORY (389)
-MAIMONIDES 7010               3   7  0    20       FACES OF ETERNITY (539)
 BARBIEDOLL LUST 7157          3   1  0    19       FA CHING (388)
 NULN 7159                     1   2  1    19       I HATE THEM (480)
-DUST 7142                     2   2  0    18       FIVE SPHERES (462)
 BRUSHFIRE 7168                1   1  0    18       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
-Z=ENTER THESE 7079            3   1  0    17       MALAQUAR'S MINIONS (550)
-LLAPPY LLILMORE 7133          3   2  0    17       LUROCIANS VI (431)
-CORTEZ 7156                   2   1  0    17       FACES OF ETERNITY (539)
-MARSH 6829                    2   4  1    15       INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)
-LOTUS BLOSSOM 7080            2   1  0    15       MALAQUAR'S MINIONS (550)
 QUEENIE 7093                  3   5  0    14       RED DOG GANG (476)
-NUDNIK 7162                   2   1  0    14       WIMPS OF DEATH (66)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLINTON 7146                  2   3  0    13       POWER BROKERS (527)
-ZANN 6830                     2   5  0    13       INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)
 MANAGER 7094                  2   6  0    12       LOSERS (544)
-ERIK THE RED 7041             2   6  0    12       FACES OF ETERNITY (539)
-TOGS DIXIE 7084               2   4  0    11       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
 SOULTAKER 7175                1   0  0    11       LOSERS (544)
-URBAN II 7174                 1   0  0    10       DARQUE AGES (536)
-CANDLEWIC 7165                1   2  0     9       4000 BLOWS (107)
-VAJRA HAMMER 7076             2   2  0     8       MALAQUAR'S MINIONS (550)
 PRINCE EHRYE 7164             2   1  0     8       THE UNDERWORLD (15)
-BALLROOM BLITZ 7016           1   1  0     8       METAL MELTDOWN (344)
-ROT GUT 7154                  2   1  0     7       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
-Y=GET ME THIS ONE 7078        1   3  0     6       MALAQUAR'S MINIONS (550)
 POWER TEMP 7082               1   1  0     4       ARADI'S DEAD (393)
-OWL-LEN-L-NER 7143            0   4  0     4       LOCK-OUT (368)
-TOGS DESPERATION 7136         0   4  0     4       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
-R'LYEH 7081                   0   2  0     2       INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)
-MARY JANE 7173                0   1  0     1       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CYVIN 5258            14 10 1 FA CHING 388          TRIPLICATE THUND 6616 338         
FLORIN FALCONHAN 5750  7 15 0 FORGOTTEN REALMS 185  ORIGINAL SHOCKER 6959 337         
WON TWO MANY 7211      0  1 0 I HATE THEM 480       BORED ELF 19          338 NONE    
ONE TOO MANY 7210      0  1 0 I HATE THEM 480       SPYMASTER 22          338 NONE    
ONE TWO MANY 7209      0  1 0 I HATE THEM 480       SPYMASTER 22          338 NONE    
ASSURNASIRBANIPA 7149  0  2 0 I HATE THEM 480       SONETT 7088           337         
ARKHAM 6832            3  3 0 INNSMOUTH BROOD 535   X=WHERE'S MY BEE 7077 337         
PIP THE TROLL 6942     6  9 1 LOSERS 544            ARNIE SHEW 21         338 NONE    
VOLCANO 7048           3  3 0 NATURAL DISASTERS 159 QUETZACOATYL 6865     335 REVENGED
ARGYLE 7221            0  1 0 RED AVENGERS 487      ARENAMASTER HARKON 23 338 NONE    
DA3 7215               0  1 0 THE WILLBURYS 13 553  STONE GOLEM 26        338 NONE    
DA2 7214               0  1 0 THE WILLBURYS 13 553  STONE GOLEM 26        338 NONE    
DA1 7213               0  1 0 THE WILLBURYS 13 553  SEA MONSTER 27        338 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dunno -- I dunno what I was thinking with that challenge.  Really stupid on my 
manager's part.  He will take full credit for that bone head move. -- Urban

Verdict -- My manager has no idea what he is doing wrong.  Maybe it's just me.  Not 
sure how much longer his patience is going to last. -- Telesphorus

Sped -- Two-0 my favor. -- Anstasius II

Supernova -- Not the outcome I expected on that match up, but I am happy with the 
result. -- Leo

Barbiedoll Lust -- Hmm, I never DID like Ken much.  A real yuppie.  That's you, 
right?  Yuppies should be bitten at every oportunity.... -- Queenie

Asshe-Master -- Well, gee, you don't expect us to just stand AROUND, do you?  I mean, 
it just is NOT a dog thing.  Take a nap, yes, but stand around doing nothing?  No. -- 
Pretty Boy

Marsh -- (snap, bite, nip, nip) -- Duke

Ed., Nuln -- (recoiling in horror)  You aren't going to hang the TOGS around the neck 
of an innocent Golden Retriever!  Say it isn't so! -- Spot, Red Dog Gang

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

     The ferocious ghosts of former glories whispered across the wind swept sands of
DM 59; agonizing incessantly due to the diminutive demise of the Delarq arena known
as Illis.
     Tattered banners and forgotten memories wailed in the wind for a dynamic death
march to dawn once more upon the blood stained sands of the Delarq slow arena.
     The distant call crying for  a declaration of restoration amidst the ruin of the
all but forgotten Delarq arena carried to the far corners of Alastari; drawing the
Devious, the Diabolical, the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to cross blades and
wage warfare among an assemblage of new stables managed by the Known and Unknown;
willing to spill fresh blood, while carving their destiny during 15 Rounds of contest
driven combat to be known as the "Illis Incredibly Diabolical Delarq Death Fest".
     A lone cloaked figure huddled by lamplight in a remote outpost near the
crossroads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen; feverishly formulating the foundational
framework for the dawning of the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59, complete with
Gladiatorial Commission sanctioned prizes to promote the growing thirst for a Delarq
Slow Arena Death Festival.

     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round debuts the first turn immediately following the
Summer 2004 F2F Tourney and continues through the completion of 15 consecutive
rounds.
     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 =3D +2 pts
Loss =3D -1 pt
Kill =3D +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Death =3D -3 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Dark Arena Kill =3D +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Dark Arena Death =3D -5 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Revenged Blood Feud =3D +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:

1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1 (one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
Final Round to be revealed by RSI to each of the Top Ten Death Fest Stables
2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters and NPCs [yet to be determined according to how
many DA Monsters and NPCs are available in DM 59 for Renaming]
3.  The Top Five Death Fest Stables will receive New Team Rollup Certificates as
follows:  1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (4) and 5th (2)
4.  Renaming Illis Arena for 6 months plus Receiving 6 months Free Play courtesy of
RSI will be awarded to the manager of the 1st Place Death Fest Stable
5.  Discussions are underway regarding a possible Special Award granted to the Illis
Iron Stable qualifiers who compete in 67 of a possible 75 fights during the course of
the 15 consecutive rounds of the Death Fest [Key Factor is How Many (?) stables will
be competing in the Death Fest without drawing away participation by current managers
in the remaining slow arenas!]  Therefore, it is important for all managers entering
stables in DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest to contact RSI as soon as possible
regarding their participation in this contest so that a Final Ruling on the proposed
Illis Iron Stable Award can be issued by RSI.

***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 featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 pts added to His/Her opening round score.
     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to the proposed award awaiting RSI
approval!]  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!]

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PIP THE TROLL was dealt death by ARNIE SHEW in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA3 was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DA2 was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was slaughtered by SEA MONSTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory Dark Arena brawl.
WON TWO MANY was assassinated by BORED ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
ONE TOO MANY was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
ARGYLE was assassinated by ARENAMASTER HARKON in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
ONE TWO MANY was executed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
NEWCASTLE was overcome by LACHES in a action packed 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
THORNE slimly won victory over BEEROPOLY in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
CYVIN was assassinated by TRIPLICATE THUNDER in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
DREK was overcome by AVIENDHA in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
HELMS was subdued by MISTRESS BOMBTRONIC in a 4 minute master's Challenge competition.
THE GREEK GUY demolished URLGEN THREE-FIST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
VIKEN was outlasted by INSISTANT BEGGAR in a unpopular 10 minute Challenge conflict.
SCRAG overpowered DEMURRER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BARBIEDOLL LUST was vanquished by ANASTASIUS II in a 1 minute Challenge fray.
CLINTON was viciously subdued by VERDICT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
LORD OF THE O RINGS beat OBITER DICTA in a exciting 1 minute veteran's match.
ACK ACK overpowered LAR'EH WALKER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched fight.
BRAK bested SICK PUPPY in a 2 minute veteran's bout.
NAPPY DUGOUT was viciously subdued by WON TOO MANY in a 3 minute veteran's match.
TYPHOON XXII unbelievably bested CYCLONE in a exciting 7 minute veteran's contest.
MURRAY was luckily beaten by WARAGEN in a popular 5 minute gruesome veteran's duel.
BLACK EYE defeated SUPERNOVA in a 1 minute veteran's bout.
SANDSTORM vanquished DUNNO in a 1 minute uneven bout.
GOLDFISH was unbelievably bested by PIKEL in a exciting 3 minute bloody expert's bout.
ANGRY SANTA slimly lost to URBAN in a tiring 17 minute bout.
ORIGINAL SHOCKER defeated MOON BABY in a action packed 1 minute duel.
GODFREY was defeated by FLICKED BOOGERS in a exciting 3 minute match.
DUKE was narrowly defeated by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 1 minute brutal fight.
TWISTER savagely defeated SPED in a 4 minute brutal fray.
PRIME MINISTER was devastated by THE-SHOCKER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TOGS WINNER was bested by WILDFIRE in a exciting 1 minute battle.
DOVE FALCONHAND bested INDIMAR'S FAXMACHINE in a 1 minute bout.
EDDIE THE ECHO handily defeated BUSTED NUTS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TOSSED SALAD demolished FALKYNOR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
IVAN won victory over PAM'EHLA ANDERSON in a popular 3 minute gruesome bout.
TRUST FUND BABY savagely defeated PRETTY BOY in a 2 minute brutal competition.
MANAGER was viciously subdued by 55 SUCKS MORE in a exciting 2 minute gory duel.
QUEENIE was demolished by TELESPHORUS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NULN was bested by ONE-TIMER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
BRUSHFIRE won victory over BEERZILLA in a 4 minute conflict.
SONETT savagely defeated PRINCE EHRYE in a 4 minute bloody novice's brawl.
POWER TEMP was viciously subdued by SOULTAKER in a 4 minute novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  20         TOTAL PARRY      152 - 110 -  1      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 19         STRIKING ATTACK  168 - 137 -  9      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         WALL OF STEEL     49 -  49 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         AIMED BLOW        36 -  44 -  1      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK   132 - 184 -  7      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  24 -  2      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  20 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         SLASHING ATTACK   49 -  79 -  4      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    38 -  64 -  1      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  12 -  0      33  |

Turn 338 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        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     9 - 11         5  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY       10 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    6 - 13         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TRIPLICATE THUNDER 6616    16   9  1  132 WILD CARDS (148)
WALL OF STEEL    BRAK 94                    18  13  1  115 THE UNDERWORLD (15)
PARRY-LUNGE      LORD OF THE O RINGS 6022   25  15  1  103 WILD CARDS (148)
SLASHING ATTACK  BEEROPOLY 5374             14  13  1  102 INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLACK EYE 6163             14  10  0   86 JOKA MASHER! (283)
TOTAL PARRY      WARAGEN 5573               13   3  0   84 SAAB STORY (389)
BASHING ATTACK   DUNNO 6988                  7   6  0   58 HIT ME WITH... (503)
AIMED BLOW       TOSSED SALAD 6987           7   6  0   53 HIT ME WITH... (503)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TWISTER 6114                9   7  0   43 ARADI'S DEAD (393)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NAPPY DUGOUT 6080.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CYCLONE 6816.  The ten other most popular fighters were MURRAY 6661, 
GOLDFISH 6718, BEEROPOLY 5374, NULN 7159, NEWCASTLE 6669, WON TOO MANY 5892, GODFREY 
6354, 55 SUCKS MORE 6956, SOULTAKER 7175, and HELMS 6660.

The least popular fighter this week was URBAN 7035.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ANGRY SANTA 6828, INSISTANT BEGGAR 6630, VIKEN 6943, PRINCE EHRYE 7164, 
BRUSHFIRE 7168, BEERZILLA 6170, QUEENIE 7093, MANAGER 7094, FALKYNOR 7182, and BUSTED 
NUTS 7134.

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

THORNE (60-5259) FA CHING (388)