DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/02/2004    Duedate: 07/15/2004

LOOPHOLES ARENA

DM-60    TURN-341

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LACHES
LEGALESE (449)
(60-5642) [17-19-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ACK ACK                        POSITION IS EMPTY
THE UNDERWORLD (15)            
(60-837) [17-8-3,147]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEMURRER                       CYCLONE
LEGALESE (449)                 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
(60-5828) [15-18-2,74]         (60-6816) [10-9-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BUMS 'R' US (465)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. I HATE THEM (480)           34
2. BUMS 'R' US (465)           27      THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)
3. THE UNDERWORLD (15)         24      Unchartered Team
4. LOSERS (544)                24
5. NATURAL DISASTERS (159)     18      THE HORSEMAN (98)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*VENDETTA INC (554)         5   0  1  100   1/ 6 BUMS 'R' US (465)         7  2 2
 2/ 2 THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)    78  52  1 60.0   2- 1 WILD CARDS (148)          7  3 0
 3/ 3 SAAB STORY (389)         114  83  9 57.9   3/ 4 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)   6  6 0
 4- 4 RED AVENGERS (487)        45  34  1 57.0   4/11 LEGALESE (449)            6  6 0
 5- 5 DARQUE AGES (536)         39  32  5 54.9   5/ 0 I HATE THEM (480)         6  7 0
 6/ 6 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)  596 523 19 53.3   6- 9*VENDETTA INC (554)        5  0 1
 7- 7 DEATH STUDS VII (301)    346 304  9 53.2   7/ 3 SAAB STORY (389)          5  2 0
 8- 9 WILD CARDS (148)         718 646 28 52.6   8/14 INGRATE WHITE NORT (348)  5  4 0
 9-10 SHADOW SIGNS (491)        87  81  1 51.8   9/12 RED DOG GANG (476)        5  4 0
10-11 FA CHING (388)           112 121  3 48.1  10- 2 DEATH STUDS VII (301)     5  5 1
11/12 INGRATE WHITE NORT (348) 124 138 10 47.3  11/13 LOSERS (544)              5  5 0
12-14 13TH CIRCLE (131)        158 185 11 46.1  12/21 THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)    3  0 0
13/15 THE UNDERWORLD (15)       68  81  6 45.6  13-16*SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)    3  1 0
14/13 HIT ME WITH... (503)      40  48  0 45.5  14/10 JOKA MASHER! (283)        3  3 1
15-16 BEERBARIANS (528)         15  18  4 45.5  15- 7 DARQUE AGES (536)         3  3 0
16/18 BUMS 'R' US (465)        134 170  2 44.1  16/17 THE UNDERWORLD (15)       3  6 0
17-17 ARADI'S DEAD (393)       112 143  5 43.9  17-20 SHADOW SIGNS (491)        2  0 0
18/20 LEGALESE (449)            75 101  3 42.6  18-19 BLACK FRIARS (521)        2  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 JOKA MASHER! (283)       157 216  7 42.1  19-15 FA CHING (388)            2  5 0
20-21 BLACK FRIARS (521)        37  53  3 41.1  20-23 13TH CIRCLE (131)         2  8 0
21-22*SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)     8  12  0 40.0  21/18 HIT ME WITH... (503)      2 13 0
22/23 LOSERS (544)              33  50  2 39.8  22-24*DARK TOGS (526)           1  0 0
23/25 RED DOG GANG (476)       236 397  3 37.3  23-25 RED AVENGERS (487)        1  2 0
24-26*INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)     13  22  2 37.1  24-22 ARADI'S DEAD (393)        1  3 0
25-27*DARK TOGS (526)            6  11  1 35.3  25-26*INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)     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

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Andorian Edition

Aruak City:

     "First, gather information," Adeolar muttered.  It was one of the basic rules
that the more information you had relevant to your problem, the better your chance
was of solving it.  She frowned at her gilt-framed magic mirror, twisting a lock of
hair thoughtfully as she considered how to make best use of it.  It was still
working, after a fashion, but the reddish film tainting the glass was stronger.  It
confused the images, and she suspected that it also indicated something more
dangerous than misreading a scene: that the spell which it embodied was being
contaminated by blood magic, as well.  Contaminated, and maybe distorted, maybe even
subverted.  Did she dare use the mirror spell now?
     Did she dare NOT use it?  She needed information to plan her campaign against
Khaldren.  She shook her head and wiped at the red-tinged glass once more.  She would
just have to--
     "Ma'am?"
     She glanced over her shoulder as Segallion Sundancer, one of her warriors,
looked into the room.  His countrywoman Nila was with him.
     "Nila and I were wondering if we could help, ma'am.  You being a sun priestess,
and us being temple staff of the Sun Temple on Korvant Isle, well, we thought we
might be... compatible."
     "Oh.  Hmm."  Adie frowned, her fingers automatically going to one of her curls
and twisting it as she considered the possibilities.  The worship of the sun as
performed in the western Karian states was not at all like that of her own tradition,
but it might work.  It might, at least, be worth trying.  "Perhaps," she said
finally.  "Let's set it up this way:  I'll start on my own, and if I don't need your
help, you keep out of it--  It's too dangerous to mix in if you aren't needed," she
added sternly as Segallion opened his mouth to protest.  "But you be READY, and if I
need help, I'll signal you."  Maybe she would, but maybe not.  It WAS dangerous, and
neither gladiator had achieved Shelia Greywand's immortality yet.  But she understood
the need to be helpful, and she might not have to make use of their aid.
     When both gladiators nodded agreement, she turned back to her mirror.
Carefully, with every aspect of the spell observed meticulously--something that
wasn't necessary under better times, because spells were normally all of a piece and
could "take a hint," as it were--she began the incantation that would activate the
mirror.  The surface shimmered crimson silver, glittering and trembling.  This was
NOT the normal behavior of a mirror spell!  It felt as though she was trying to lift
a great weight with her mind.  She had never thought of the veil between HERE and
THERE as a weight before....
     Abruptly the glass cleared, or nearly so, a reddish film remained.  And there
was risen Krael as she had seen it before.  But this time she was not interested in
the general view.  It was an accepted law of magic that for every strength a magician
or wizard had, there was a corresponding weakness.  Khaldren had come into the
present from Krael, and somewhere in that city she hoped to find a clue to his power
and his weakness.
     There was the ancient city, mud-stained and battered by the centuries it had
spent sunk beneath the Trier.  There the survivors, moving about their tasks which
seemed inexplicable but must be linked in some way to Khaldren.  She selected one of
the better-dressed men and began to follow him through the ruins.  His course was
erratic, she thought at first it was to avoid the obstacles presented by the city's
decrepit state.  But he climbed over the mound of rubble that represented a fallen
wall, and splashed through a knee-deep pool of water and mud.  There were easier ways
to get from one point to another, so why...?
     The man met up with another, handed over a... she couldn't see what, a crystal
of some sort, and sat down on a stone to wring out the hem of his robe.  The other
man set off across the rubble.  With a cold shock, Adie realized that the movement of
these men, and others in Krael, were themselves parts of a spell.
     What kind of spell would be produced by somatic components on such a scale?  A
very powerful one....  Were the other "risen cities" involved in this?  Celestinvael
had been mentioned, and Old Valamantis.  Adie turned her mirror-sight to the south.
     She was marginally aware that behind her the two gladiators began to dance and
chant.

Near Ardivent:

     Master Cho, former manager of the Bluvalley Warriors of Ardivent and Chan Chi
Monastery of Khalhums, sipped his wine and nodded approval.  "Very good.  Quite
drinkable, in fact."
     Fandil, former manager of the Fandils, laughed and poured wine into his own cup.
"Like you wouldn't drink it anyway, you old bandit?"  He sobered.  "What brings you
down from the mountains, Cho?  The rumors about Celestinvael?"  The ancient city lay
in the forested no-man's-land between Ardivent and the Delarquan Federation, and
woodsmen had been bringing tales of marvels and minor disasters for weeks now.  That
it was a matter for concern, a matter that would bear watching, was undeniable, but
Fandil had seen nothing to indicate that it was urgent.
     "Celestinvael is enough to worry about," Master Cho answered, nodding, "and it
is indirectly what brought me here.  If you think about what the city was like in its
last days...!  But my immediate concern is young Adeolar up in Aruak City."
     "I may be retired," old Fandil said stiffly, "but I'm not COMPLETELY out of
touch, Cho!  Adeolar is a very competent woman, and Kennelworth is not worried about
her--he'd have mentioned it in his last letter.  She can handle anything she's likely
to meet."
     "No doubt... one on one.  But that fool Khaldren has invoked and involved
wizards from a dozen centuries.  Not all of them will work together--as well try to
get cats to run in step!  But some will, and can she handle two, or six, or ten, if 
they're all working together?"
     "Ah."  Fandil was silent for several minutes, stroking his beard slowly as his
mind raced.  "Ah.  That could be... bad.  Very bad."  He set his wine cup down
carefully.  "You're quite right.  We'll have to assist her, or at least be ready to
do so.  Now?"
     "What better time?"

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 245): MISS STEP of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 492): BARK of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 491): I ATE MY WORM of I BENT MY WOOKIE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 484): TERMINATOR of SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 481): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 480): WRATH OF DOOM of REDSANDSBLACKDEATH (Cosmo
                              Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 481): FLIMSY of WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 476): DARK CHOCOLATE of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 443): SQUISH THE GERBIL of CRUEL PET NAMES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 436): SADISTA FAIRBORNE of MEMPHIS MAFIA (Bookie, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 429): BERKE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 193): MUTILATE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 340): BLACK EYE of JOKA MASHER! (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 330): SEXTANT of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 147): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 377): HELIO of ULTIMATE ACCELERATION from ARVAT (LHI, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 245): TEN TON TOGAS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 492): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 491): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 484): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 481): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 480): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 481): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 476): LOVE LETTERS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 443): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 436): MEMPHIS MAFIA (Bookie, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 429): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 193): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 340): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 330): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 147): CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 377): RISEN FROM THE DEAD, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 245): MISS STEP of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
                           GREY FOX of A.K.A. (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 492): BARK of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                   (turn 491): BEEF BULLION of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               SKYWISE of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 484): KANGAROO KATE of THE ZOO (Leeta, mgr.)
               (turn 483): RUMSFELD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 340): BLACK EYE of JOKA MASHER! (Sultan, mgr.)
                  (turn 339): TRIPLICATE THUNDER of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
                              LORD OF THE O RINGS of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
                              BRAK of THE UNDERWORLD (Proximo, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 146): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out LOOPHOLES to 
see what's new.  Too bad, WILD CARDS, but BUMS 'R' US was just too good to be 
stopped.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but DEATH STUDS VII 
really goofed with their 0-0-0.  The guys at THE WILLBURYS 13 like really pulled 
together to get a 1-0-0 this turn, moving up by 9.  Cut this out and put it in your 
scrapbooks, LEGALESE!  'Cause they got 3-1-0 and moved up to 4th!  MVP award for DARK 
ONE?  I HATE THEM's proud of him after beating TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE and getting 20 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  PRIME MINISTER's match with DEMURRER cost him 
a loss of 10 points!  LACHES thinks his 17-19-0 and studly character is good enough 
to face up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  Was that a tear I saw in LACHES' eye, as he 
took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't BLACK EYE fit to be tied!  Who was the wiseguy 
that said LOOPHOLES' Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Victory Tavern?  Don't 
look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of DARQUE AGES must 
be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that 
I don't?  I don't know what INGRATE WHITE NORTH's been doing.  They certainly haven't 
been accepting many fights from DARQUE AGES, that's fer sher.  Like, is OBITER DICTA 
popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of LOOPHOLES!  He's got a 
15-14-1, is that good?  Some fights are really unfair.  How do you think OBITER DICTA 
feels about being challenged by ACK ACK, 30 points above him?  I was sorry to see 
such an unfair "fight" in LOOPHOLES.  ACK ACK got 12 points after beating OBITER 
DICTA, 30 points below him.  People were asking me did PRINCE EHRYE REALLY challenge 
VIKEN?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular 
fight, or anything, but VIKEN wants me to write about it since he beat PRINCE EHRYE.  
Satisfied?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What a bunch of heartless!  I couldn't believe how many people were 
snickering when TRUST FUND BABY killed DUKE.  So he had a 5-6-0, that's no excuse!  
Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LACHES 5642                  17  19  0   116       LEGALESE (449)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACK ACK 837                  17   8  3   147       THE UNDERWORLD (15)
 SANDSTORM 6813               13   6  0   106       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
-BEEROPOLY 5374               14  13  1   102       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
-ROSENCRANTZ 6786              8   5  0   101       BLACK FRIARS (521)
 WON TOO MANY 5892            11   4  1   100       SAAB STORY (389)
-AVIENDHA 4721                20  28  0    96       FA CHING (388)
-THE-SHOCKER 6824              9   9  0    95       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 OBITER DICTA 5860            15  14  1    92       LEGALESE (449)
-NOODLES 6247                  6   7  0    91       RED AVENGERS (487)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WARAGEN 5573                 14   5  0    90       SAAB STORY (389)
-ORIGINAL SHOCKER 6959        11   6  1    89       WILD CARDS (148)
-LEO 6837                      9   2  0    86       DARQUE AGES (536)
-NEWCASTLE 6669               12   6  4    83       BEERBARIANS (528)
 DREK 836                     11  14  1    79       THE UNDERWORLD (15)
-TYPHOON XXII 6827            15   3  1    77       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
-MISTRESS BOMBTRONIC 6617     17  10  1    76       WILD CARDS (148)
-SICK PUPPY 5959              12  15  1    76       ARADI'S DEAD (393)
-NAPPY DUGOUT 6080            17  22  1    74       WILD CARDS (148)
 DEMURRER 5828                15  18  2    74       LEGALESE (449)
-SHADOW ELF 1902              17  14  2    73       13TH CIRCLE (131)
 SCRAG 6972                    9   7  0    71       LOSERS (544)
-EDDIE THE ECHO 3770           9   7  1    70       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
-GOLDFISH 6718                13  10  0    69       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
 LAR'EH WALKER 5825            9   7  1    67       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHITE RAVEN 6484             14  13  1    66       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
 CYCLONE 6816                 10   9  0    66       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 INSISTANT BEGGAR 6630        11  11  0    65       BUMS 'R' US (465)
-THE GREEK GUY 6179            8   3  0    64       I HATE THEM (480)
-SUPERNOVA 6239                9   7  0    62       RED AVENGERS (487)
-GODFREY 6354                  7   7  1    60       ARADI'S DEAD (393)
 TRUST FUND BABY 6951          4   8  2    58       BUMS 'R' US (465)
 DUNNO 6988                    7   9  0    57       HIT ME WITH... (503)
 SPED 6803                     6   6  0    57       BUMS 'R' US (465)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIME MINISTER 6011           9   9  0    54       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
-DIAMOND STAR 2501            11  13  0    52       13TH CIRCLE (131)
-URBAN 7035                   10   2  0    51       DARQUE AGES (536)
-ANGRY SANTA 6828             11   7  0    50       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
-TOGS WINNER 7137              4   2  0    49       RED AVENGERS (487)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HENRY IV 6899                 7   5  0    47       BLACK FRIARS (521)
-ZYLLEIX'S SHADE 6939          5   8  0    47       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
-NULN 7159                     3   2  1    46       I HATE THEM (480)
 SOULTAKER 7175                3   0  0    46       LOSERS (544)
-TWISTER 6114                  9   7  0    43       ARADI'S DEAD (393)
 WILDFIRE 6983                 8   7  0    43       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
-MOON BABY 6187                4   5  0    42       ARADI'S DEAD (393)
 BEERZILLA 6170                4   5  0    41       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
 FLICKED BOOGERS 6989          9   7  0    39       HIT ME WITH... (503)
 INDIMAR'S FAXMACHINE 7013     5   9  0    39       HIT ME WITH... (503)
 FALKYNOR 7182                 4   3  0    39       THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)
-ANASTASIUS II 7117            5   5  0    38       DARQUE AGES (536)
 TOSSED SALAD 6987             7   9  0    36       HIT ME WITH... (503)
-PAM'EHLA ANDERSON 5844        1   5  0    36       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
-XXX 6975                     10   3  0    35       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
 VIKEN 6943                    8   9  1    35       LOSERS (544)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEENIE 7093                  6   5  0    33       RED DOG GANG (476)
-GUILDENSTERN 6785             5   8  1    30       BLACK FRIARS (521)
-TELESPHORUS 7071              4   7  0    30       DARQUE AGES (536)
-WILLOW 6659                   3   3  1    30       DARK TOGS (526)
 BRUSHFIRE 7168                4   1  0    28       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 VERDICT 7069                  5   7  0    27       LEGALESE (449)
 MANAGER 7094                  3   7  0    26       LOSERS (544)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SONETT 7088                   4   0  1    22       SAAB STORY (389)
-PIGGY 6655                    2   3  0    22       DARK TOGS (526)
-GARLIC BREATH 6626            1   3  0    22       SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)
 PRETTY BOY 7091               5   6  0    21       RED DOG GANG (476)
 55 SUCKS MORE 6956            3   5  1    21       JOKA MASHER! (283)
-ONE-TIMER 7169                3   2  0    21       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 DARK ONE 7241                 1   1  0    21       I HATE THEM (480)
-SILVER BELLS 7014             5   5  0    20       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
-EXCESSIVE NOSEHAIR 6834       3   1  0    20       SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)
-FREYJA 7234                   1   0  0    20       VENDETTA INC (554)
-OBED 6831                     5   2  1    18       INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)
 BUSTED NUTS 7134              4   5  0    17       HIT ME WITH... (503)
-MARSH 6829                    2   5  1    16       INNSMOUTH BROOD (535)
-SIF 7237                      1   0  1    14       VENDETTA INC (554)
-SINDER 7231                   1   0  0    13       FA CHING (388)
-FRIGGA 7233                   1   0  0    13       VENDETTA INC (554)
-PULL MY FINGER 6625           3   3  0    12       SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)
-TANK'S PROSPECT 7229          1   1  0    11       13TH CIRCLE (131)
-URBAN II 7174                 1   0  0    10       DARQUE AGES (536)
-IAGO 6997                     2   3  0     9       BLACK FRIARS (521)
 PRINCE EHRYE 7164             2   3  0     9       THE UNDERWORLD (15)
 ANTI 7228                     1   2  0     9       I HATE THEM (480)
-TUNE IN TOKYO 6627            1   1  0     9       SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)
-DEAD MEAT 4153                1   2  0     8       13TH CIRCLE (131)
-RED HERRING 3993              1   4  0     7       13TH CIRCLE (131)
-HELLA 7236                    1   0  0     6       VENDETTA INC (554)
-IDUNA 7235                    1   0  0     6       VENDETTA INC (554)
-TWEE 7208                     0   2  0     2       FA CHING (388)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BARBIEDOLL LUST 7157   4  2 0 FA CHING 388          TRUST FUND BABY 6951  340         
FLORIN FALCONHAN 5750  7 15 0 FORGOTTEN REALMS 185  ORIGINAL SHOCKER 6959 337 NOT REVE
SHADE 7227             1  2 0 I HATE THEM 480       JORGE BLACK ORC 20    341 NONE    
ASSURNASIRBANIPA 7149  0  2 0 I HATE THEM 480       SONETT 7088           337 NOT REVE

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PIP THE TROLL II 7225  0  2 0 LOSERS 544            ARNIE SHEW 21         341 NONE    
DUKE 7090              5  6 0 RED DOG GANG 476      TRUST FUND BABY 6951  341         
KERG 7219              0  2 0 THE UNDERWORLD 15     SPYMASTER 22          341 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

To All -- 11-12(+1)-9-17(+2)-21(+2)-4-15, Master Attack and Parry, Adv. in Initiative
and Decisiveness MO & LO Fav. Weapon Battle Axe. -- Brak

DeGotti -- Thanks for your help. -- Proximo, mgr. of The Underworld

Can't say how much longer I'll stay here in Aradi.  I would like to see Ack Ack
graduate first.  But we'll see what the replacements look like. -- Proximo

Anti -- Oh, good boy!  I don't know many humans that are smart enough to learn from
us dogs.  You did very well.  I lick your hand.  Er, you have WASHED it, haven't you?
Some of the things you humans DO with your hands are disgusting. -- Queenie

Sped -- (growling very quietly)  You may have gotten away with it THAT time, but
don't count on doing it again.  I'm watching you. -- Duke

55 Sucks More -- You humans have funny ideas, you know what?  I mean, that isn't even
eight in dog years.  You've got a LOT off good time for chasing frisbees and taking
naps on the couch and generally enjoying life.  But you humans seem to always find
something to complain about.  Glad I'm not one! -- Pretty Boy

     Oooo, that nap on the couch thing sounds awfully nice.... -- Ed.

This arena is weird.  Plenty of teams, plenty of warriors, but if you aren't getting
points, you won't write a single word of personals.  Shoosh. -- Spot

16 June 2004
                             Death Fest Begins July 29/DM 59 T-172

     "You drive a hard bargain Hammer," responded Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul, "but the
Gladiatorial Commission has agreed to re-open DM 58 Delarq Tor as a Slow Arena
exclusively for a period of six months to those Death Fest contestants who fight
their stables at least 67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death
Fest; on the condition that at least 20 stables qualify for the Illis Iron Stable
Award at the conclusion of the Death Fest and those qualifying managers send a New
Stable to DM 58 Delarq Tor without Cannibalizing their participation in the other
arenas where they have active stables!"
     Hammer felt a certain sense of satisfaction as he studied the ghoulish grin
spreading across the face of Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul; proud Arena Master of the once
dying Illis Arena, as the DM 59 Arena Authority signed the Gladiatorial Commission
papers authenticating the arrangement agreed upon by the two parties presiding.
     "You and the Gladiatorial Commission also drive a hard bargain," Hammer replied
as he reflected upon the prospects of Delarq Tor DM 58 being re-opened as a Slow
Arena with at least 20 New Stables by the Managers who fight their stables at least
67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death Fest. "I also notice the
clause that for Delarq Tor to be open Exclusively for 6 months to the New Stables
managed by the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners that there must be at least 15 stables
Active each cycle. That is a fair bargain for the opportunity to battle for the
Duelmaster Throne each of those six months before Other New Stables are allowed to
enter Delarq Tor."
     This was a Golden Opportunity for both Veteran and Newbie Managers to pave a new
frontier of Delarq history by qualifying their Death Fest stables in DM 59 with 67
fights out of a possible 75; then for the price of running a stable in a Regular
Arena, continuing to be Active in DM 59 and sending a New Team Roll Up to be a part
of "History in the Making" when Delarq Tor would re-open for its First Turn as a Slow
Arena on November 3rd, 2005.
     Death Fest would conclude on T-186 August 25th, 2005 allowing the Illis Iron
Stable Award Winners enough time to be registered with the Gladiatorial Commission;
whereupon they would be able to submit a New Team Roll Up to the GC to start a New
Stable in Delarq Tor; be able to fight those New Gladiators in the Rookies 2005 Fall
Mailer Tourney; then begin competing for the DM 58 Duelmasters Throne in Delarq Tor
right out of the gate with the November 3rd 2005 T-1 Debut Opening Round.
     Hammer of the First Part had also negotiated with Lord Na-Zul of the Second Part
an agreement that All 10 Dark Arena Monsters and 17 NPCs Characters be re-named by
the Top Ten Death Fest Finishers. [See DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by
Hammer for the complete listing of Dark Arena Monsters/NPCs and the Official Death
Fest Designation for which Top Ten Finishers re-name which characters!]
     Lord Na-Sul could not hide his delight at the prospects of Death being re-
delivered to his once dying arena during the Delarq Death Fest; the DM 59 Arena
Master agreed that these Death Fest Prizes were but a Small Exchange in Comparison to
the Profits to be made by the local Illis business merchants and surrounding
community from the Anticipated Influx into Illis by the Veteran and Newbie
Managers/Gladiators/Stables seeking to make History in the Delarq Death Fest.
     Nor could Hammer conceal his jubilation regarding the Call Across Alistari being
Answered to Cross Blades and Match Wits with the Devious, the Diabolical, the
Dangerous and the Down Challenging who were being drawn to the Delarq Death Fest to
Fulfill their Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     REMEMBER: Death Fest begins July 29th T-172 with 25 points being awarded to
those who write a minimum 15 paragraph Team Spotlight [including Stable Name &
Managerial Alias in the Storyline!] for the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter [So Make Sure HAL
Does Not Eat any Lengthy Sentences that are Emailed without Proper Formatting; and
the RSI Typist has Plenty of Time to Type Any Hand Written Spotlights; Lest Ye
Discover 0 Points Awarded for a Missing or Incomplete T-172 Team Spotlight!]
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"  -- Hammer/Death Fest
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension
Family in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KERG was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PIP THE TROLL II was barely slain by ARNIE SHEW in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SHADE was viciously butchered by JORGE BLACK ORC in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
ACK ACK vanquished OBITER DICTA in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
LACHES luckily beat BLACK EYE in a 7 minute master's Challenge Title match.
DEMURRER vanquished PRIME MINISTER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LAR'EH WALKER beat DUNNO in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
BEERZILLA slimly lost to SPED in a action packed 4 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
VERDICT viciously subdued 55 SUCKS MORE in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
PRINCE EHRYE was savagely defeated by VIKEN in a 6 minute Challenge duel.
ANTI was outwaited by BRUSHFIRE in a popular 7 minute Challenge bout.
WON TOO MANY demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WARAGEN was overcome by SANDSTORM in a exciting 3 minute bloody veteran's contest.
DREK narrowly defeated CYCLONE in a popular 3 minute gruesome master's conflict.
SCRAG overpowered WILDFIRE in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
INSISTANT BEGGAR handily defeated FLICKED BOOGERS in a 4 minute mismatched bout.
TRUST FUND BABY butchered DUKE in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided brawl.
TOSSED SALAD was overpowered by SOULTAKER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
INDIMAR'S FAXMACHINE overpowered PRETTY BOY in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
FALKYNOR bested MANAGER in a popular 2 minute bout.
QUEENIE vanquished BUSTED NUTS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DARK ONE handily defeated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY      120 -  87 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         STRIKING ATTACK  129 - 113 -  6      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     42 -  44 -  2      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  15 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK   110 - 143 -  5      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  53 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        22 -  32 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    30 -  56 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 341 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ACK ACK 837                17   8  3  147 THE UNDERWORLD (15)
LUNGING ATTACK   WON TOO MANY 5892          11   4  1  100 SAAB STORY (389)
TOTAL PARRY      WARAGEN 5573               14   5  0   90 SAAB STORY (389)
AIMED BLOW       SOULTAKER 7175              3   0  0   46 LOSERS (544)
WALL OF STEEL    FLICKED BOOGERS 6989        9   7  0   39 HIT ME WITH... (503)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEMURRER 5828.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CYCLONE 6816.  The ten other most popular fighters were SANDSTORM 6813, ANTI 
7228, SPED 6803, VIKEN 6943, FALKYNOR 7182, VERDICT 7069, DREK 836, PIP THE TROLL II 
7225, DUNNO 6988, and BEERZILLA 6170.

The least popular fighter this week was PRINCE EHRYE 7164.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BUSTED NUTS 7134, PRETTY BOY 7091, TOSSED SALAD 6987, INSISTANT 
BEGGAR 6630, WILDFIRE 6983, BRUSHFIRE 7168, PRIME MINISTER 6011, KERG 7219, MANAGER 
7094, and WARAGEN 5573.

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

BLACK EYE (60-6163) JOKA MASHER! (283)