DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/16/2004    Duedate: 07/29/2004

LOOPHOLES ARENA

DM-60    TURN-342

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LACHES
LEGALESE (449)
(60-5642) [18-19-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LACHES                         POSITION IS EMPTY
LEGALESE (449)                 
(60-5642) [18-19-0,118]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AVIENDHA                       SUPERNOVA
FA CHING (388)                 RED AVENGERS (487)
(60-4721) [20-29-0,97]         (60-6239) [10-7-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RED DOG GANG (476)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RED DOG GANG (476)          36
2. HIT ME WITH... (503)        25      RED AVENGERS (487)
3. NATURAL DISASTERS (159)     16      Unchartered Team
4. INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)   15
5. 13TH CIRCLE (131)           11       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)    78  52  1 60.0   1/ 9 RED DOG GANG (476)        7  4 0
 2- 3 SAAB STORY (389)         114  83  9 57.9   2/ 3 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)   7  5 0
 3/ 4 RED AVENGERS (487)        46  35  1 56.8   3/ 4 LEGALESE (449)            7  5 0
 4- 5 DARQUE AGES (536)         39  32  5 54.9   4/ 1 BUMS 'R' US (465)         6  3 2
 5/ 7 DEATH STUDS VII (301)    347 304  9 53.3   5/ 8 INGRATE WHITE NORT (348)  5  4 0
 6/ 6 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)  598 525 19 53.3   6/21 HIT ME WITH... (503)      5 10 0
 7- 8 WILD CARDS (148)         718 646 28 52.6   7/20 13TH CIRCLE (131)         4  6 0
 8- 9 SHADOW SIGNS (491)        87  81  1 51.8   8- 2 WILD CARDS (148)          3  2 0
 9/ 0 DWARVEN HEROES (444)      33  35  0 48.5   9/10 DEATH STUDS VII (301)     3  3 0
10/10 FA CHING (388)           113 123  3 47.9  10/11 LOSERS (544)              3  3 0
11/11 INGRATE WHITE NORT (348) 126 139 10 47.5  11- 5 I HATE THEM (480)         3  5 0
12/14 HIT ME WITH... (503)      43  50  0 46.2  12-12 THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)    2  0 0
13/12 13TH CIRCLE (131)        160 188 11 46.0  13-13*SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)    2  0 0
14-13 THE UNDERWORLD (15)       68  81  6 45.6  14-16 THE UNDERWORLD (15)       2  2 0
15/16 BUMS 'R' US (465)        135 172  2 44.0  15- 7 SAAB STORY (389)          2  2 0
16-17 ARADI'S DEAD (393)       112 143  5 43.9  16/14 JOKA MASHER! (283)        2  3 0
17/18 LEGALESE (449)            77 103  3 42.8  17/19 FA CHING (388)            2  5 0
18/19 JOKA MASHER! (283)       158 216  7 42.2  18-17 SHADOW SIGNS (491)        1  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-21*SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)     8  12  0 40.0  19-22*DARK TOGS (526)           1  0 0
20/22 LOSERS (544)              33  51  2 39.3  20/23 RED AVENGERS (487)        1  1 0
21/23 RED DOG GANG (476)       240 398  3 37.6  21-15 DARQUE AGES (536)         1  2 0
22-25*DARK TOGS (526)            6  11  1 35.3  22-24 ARADI'S DEAD (393)        1  3 0
23-26 I HATE THEM (480)         14  32  1 30.4  23/ 0 DWARVEN HEROES (444)      0  1 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 #8 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Andorian Edition

Aruak City:

     The mirror was resisting, a thing that had never happened before.  Adeolar
wrestled with the spell, her entire attention concentrated on it.  The mirror spell
was PASSIVE, it shouldn't be doing this!  She took a deep breath and let it out
slowly, then stepped back mentally from her work.  Magical devices were no different
than mechanical ones in some ways, they could get "stuck" on a certain phase of
operation.  The mirror spell had simply gotten "stuck" on looking at Krael.  All she
needed to do was deactivate it, then start over with a different target.
     It was a simple matter.
     It should have been a simple matter.
     She couldn't shut the spell down.  She took another deep breath and ran through
the shut-down sequence again.  There were currents of unformed magic swirling around
her now, and most of them were from sources she would not touch.  Blood magic, from
the arena.  It seemed to be working against her, reinforcing the mirror's resistance,
if such a thing was possible.  Dammit, the mirror wasn't alive, it didn't have a
will, couldn't consciously resist...but that's what it felt like.  Or that someone
she'd been looking at had sensed the spell, seized it from the other end, and was
trying to use it to look at HER.  She was distantly aware of power--not a lot, but
some, enough to help--coming from outside her and reinforcing her efforts.  More
distantly, she realized that it was Segallion and Nila.  That power she could use.
She wove their offering into her own efforts and made a third attempt to shut down
the mirror spell.
     The resistance continued, maybe increased.  It was hard to be sure, because her
head was beginning to ache with the effort.  Not good!  If she made a slip through
weariness, the spell could escape her completely.
     Another strand of power, faint as starlight but just as pure, joined with hers.
Absolutely precise.  Familiar.  Shania!  The united effort bore down on the critical
points of the mirror spell.  Not the points SHE had chosen.
     *I can't hold this link for long* Shania thought to her.  *But without it, I
couldn't have reached you at all.  The high magics are fading with the Eyes, Adie.
Soon they'll be gone--*
     "Leaving nothing but blood magic and petty witchcraft," Adie agreed grimly.  "I
know."
     *It's worse than you're thinking.*  Shania's thought was urgent.  *When there is
no high magic, there will be no protecting circles, demons will be unbound, all the
things that Sheila Greywand holds at bay will be loosed on Alastari!  Gates will open
as though they'd never been sealed.  ANYTHING could get loose!  There are residual
traces of Old Chaos in Alastari, and if they aren't bound--*
     "Disaster!"  It didn't occur to Adie to doubt Shania's assessment.  In matters
such as that, the elf seeress was unmatched.  "But without high magic, how can we
hold the bindings?  You don't suggest WE use blood magic?"
     *No.  Everything done with blood magic is tainted by it.  Even for a good end...
the result will be twisted.  Always.*
     Adie was aware of Shania's shudder of revulsion.  "There aren't a lot of other
sources--"
     *I have a plan--it would take too long to explain now.*  Shania's mental voice
was fading.  *I'll be there soon.*  The link between them shivered.  *Break the
mirror!*  She was gone from Adie's mind.
     It was an effort for Adie to focus outward and look at the mirror.  The
reflective surface was a sheet of blood!  She couldn't disentangle her mind
completely from the spell and realized that the mirror had gone beyond resistance and
it--or something using it--was actively attempting to trap her.  Easier said than
done!  Most of her mental barriers had been lowered to work the spell, but she
slammed them back into place.  Which was more difficult than it should have been, but
she DID manage it.
     Her warrior Segallion staggered toward her, sword drawn.  Adie saw that Nila had
collapsed behind him.  Had they been seized by the spell, when it lost its grip on
her?

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

                          ---===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 492): ZERO THE HERO of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 485): FLAT TAX of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 481): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 481): MONKEY WRENCH of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 482): FLIMSY of WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 477): 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 341): LACHES of LEGALESE (The Judge, 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 492): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 485): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 481): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 481): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 482): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 477): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, 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 341): BUMS 'R' US (Berylstar, 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.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 340): BLACK EYE of JOKA MASHER! (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 146): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  RED DOG GANG now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep 
it.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's corny) is 
HIT ME WITH..., who swept up 15 places in the ranks.  Take a look at 13TH CIRCLE's 
act, as they have a 2-3-0 week and gain 13 places in the team ranking.  It was a 
tough week for SAAB STORY, to drop 8 places in the rankings.  RED DOG GANG is no joke 
as it posted a 4-1-0 week advancing from 9th place to 1st place.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for THE TAIL, who flew up 15 points in the rankings after mashing POLITE 
BEGGAR like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the 
top ten was DEMURRER, who dropped 8 points after a disappointing (to say the least) 
bout with LAR'EH WALKER.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody 
knuckles was DWARVEN HEROES' GORTEK, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by 
LACHES.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay. 
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that THE UNDERWORLD was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of THE UNDERWORLD's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  THE 
UNDERWORLD + Weapons That go Boom = LEGALESE + Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if 
challenges were votes, DEMURRER would be president.  Although it may be a contest he 
doesn't want to win.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, SOULTAKER went 
after CYCLONE, who was higher by 20 points.  Well, when the dust settled, SOULTAKER 
was subdued by CYCLONE.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been real, and its been fun, 
but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LACHES 5642                  18  19  0   118       LEGALESE (449)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ACK ACK 837                  17   8  3   147       THE UNDERWORLD (15)
 SANDSTORM 6813               14   6  0   116       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
-BEEROPOLY 5374               14  13  1   102       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
 OBITER DICTA 5860            16  14  1   100       LEGALESE (449)
-WON TOO MANY 5892            11   4  1   100       SAAB STORY (389)
 AVIENDHA 4721                20  29  0    97       FA CHING (388)
-THE-SHOCKER 6824              9   9  0    95       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
-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)
 SHADOW ELF 1902              18  14  2    80       13TH CIRCLE (131)
-DREK 836                     11  14  1    79       THE UNDERWORLD (15)
 GORTEK 5619                  11   6  0    79       DWARVEN HEROES (444)
-TYPHOON XXII 6827            15   3  1    77       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 EDDIE THE ECHO 3770          10   7  1    77       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 LAR'EH WALKER 5825           10   7  1    77       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
-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)
 CYCLONE 6816                 11   9  0    73       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SCRAG 6972                    9   7  0    71       LOSERS (544)
-GOLDFISH 6718                13  10  0    69       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
 DUNNO 6988                    8   9  0    69       HIT ME WITH... (503)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEMURRER 5828                15  19  2    66       LEGALESE (449)
-WHITE RAVEN 6484             14  13  1    66       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
 SUPERNOVA 6239               10   7  0    66       RED AVENGERS (487)
-THE GREEK GUY 6179            8   3  0    64       I HATE THEM (480)
 PRIME MINISTER 6011          10   9  0    63       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
 TRUST FUND BABY 6951          5   8  2    63       BUMS 'R' US (465)
 INSISTANT BEGGAR 6630        11  12  0    62       BUMS 'R' US (465)
-GODFREY 6354                  7   7  1    60       ARADI'S DEAD (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIAMOND STAR 2501            11  14  0    53       13TH CIRCLE (131)
 SPED 6803                     6   7  0    52       BUMS 'R' US (465)
-URBAN 7035                   10   2  0    51       DARQUE AGES (536)
-ANGRY SANTA 6828             11   7  0    50       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 FLICKED BOOGERS 6989         10   7  0    48       HIT ME WITH... (503)
-ZYLLEIX'S SHADE 6939          5   8  0    47       SHADOW SIGNS (491)
-NULN 7159                     3   2  1    46       I HATE THEM (480)
 WILDFIRE 6983                 8   8  0    45       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 TOSSED SALAD 6987             8   9  0    44       HIT ME WITH... (503)
-TWISTER 6114                  9   7  0    43       ARADI'S DEAD (393)
 QUEENIE 7093                  7   5  0    42       RED DOG GANG (476)
-MOON BABY 6187                4   5  0    42       ARADI'S DEAD (393)
 TOGS WINNER 7137              4   3  0    42       RED AVENGERS (487)
 SOULTAKER 7175                3   1  0    42       LOSERS (544)
-FALKYNOR 7182                 4   3  0    39       THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)
-ANASTASIUS II 7117            5   5  0    38       DARQUE AGES (536)
 BEERZILLA 6170                4   6  0    37       INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
-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)
 INDIMAR'S FAXMACHINE 7013     5  10  0    34       HIT ME WITH... (503)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWINGING HAMMER 5733          9   3  0    33       DWARVEN HEROES (444)
-TELESPHORUS 7071              4   7  0    30       DARQUE AGES (536)
-WILLOW 6659                   3   3  1    30       DARK TOGS (526)
 55 SUCKS MORE 6956            4   5  1    27       JOKA MASHER! (283)
-MANAGER 7094                  3   7  0    26       LOSERS (544)
 PRETTY BOY 7091               6   6  0    25       RED DOG GANG (476)
 BRUSHFIRE 7168                4   2  0    25       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VERDICT 7069                  5   8  0    23       LEGALESE (449)
-SONETT 7088                   4   0  1    22       SAAB STORY (389)
-PIGGY 6655                    2   3  0    22       DARK TOGS (526)
 SINDER 7231                   2   0  0    22       FA CHING (388)
-GARLIC BREATH 6626            1   3  0    22       SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)
-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)
 BUSTED NUTS 7134              4   6  0    18       HIT ME WITH... (503)
 DEAD MEAT 4153                2   2  0    16       13TH CIRCLE (131)
 THE TAIL 7253                 1   0  0    15       RED DOG GANG (476)
-PULL MY FINGER 6625           3   3  0    12       SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)
-URBAN II 7174                 1   0  0    10       DARQUE AGES (536)
-PRINCE EHRYE 7164             2   3  0     9       THE UNDERWORLD (15)
-ANTI 7228                     1   2  0     9       I HATE THEM (480)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TUNE IN TOKYO 6627            1   1  0     9       SMOOTH OPERATORS (523)
 RED HERRING 3993              1   5  0     8       13TH CIRCLE (131)
 NEEDLETOOTH 7254              1   0  0     7       RED DOG GANG (476)
 TANK'S PROSPECT 7229          1   2  0     5       13TH CIRCLE (131)
-RIP OUT MY SOUL 6171          1   0  0     3       DWARVEN HEROES (444)
 TWEE 7208                     0   3  0     3       FA CHING (388)
 FLOWER 7255                   0   1  0     1       RED DOG GANG (476)

'-' 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         
DUKE 7090              5  6 0 RED DOG GANG 476      TRUST FUND BABY 6951  341         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Trust Fund Baby -- I always KNEW I should stay away from babies! -- Ghost of Duke

Indimar's Faxmachine -- I don't do golems!  Well, not most golems.  If you'd driven
down the street honking.... -- Pretty Boy

Busted Nuts -- Believe it! -- Queenie

Ed. -- Yeah, it was a really GOOD nap on the couch. -- Pretty Boy
P.S.  So what if the cat objected?  Who cares about cats?

     The cat probably wanted a nap on the couch too.... -- Ed.

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
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12 July 2004
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                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AVIENDHA was devastated by SANDSTORM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LAR'EH WALKER subdued DEMURRER in a popular 1 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
SOULTAKER was vanquished by CYCLONE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
VERDICT was overpowered by QUEENIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LACHES bested GORTEK in a popular 5 minute expert's Title brawl.
OBITER DICTA devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SHADOW ELF handily defeated SPED in a 1 minute uneven fight.
EDDIE THE ECHO won victory over INSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute expert's duel.
SUPERNOVA savagely defeated WILDFIRE in a popular 7 minute gory expert's duel.
DUNNO overpowered TOGS WINNER in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
TRUST FUND BABY demolished INDIMAR'S FAXMACHINE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DIAMOND STAR was handily defeated by PRIME MINISTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
FLICKED BOOGERS subdued BEERZILLA in a popular 4 minute bloody brawl.
TOSSED SALAD viciously subdued BRUSHFIRE in a action packed 4 minute gory fight.
55 SUCKS MORE devastated RED HERRING in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BUSTED NUTS was beaten by PRETTY BOY in a 3 minute brawl.
DEAD MEAT devastated FLOWER in a 1 minute brutal one-sided brawl.
TWEE was subdued by NEEDLETOOTH in a 3 minute novice's bout.
TANK'S PROSPECT was overpowered by SINDER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
THE TAIL devastated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         TOTAL PARRY      105 -  80 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         STRIKING ATTACK  117 - 100 -  5      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         WALL OF STEEL     42 -  38 -  2      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK   100 - 125 -  4      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        20 -  28 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  48 -  3      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  53 -  1      34  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 342 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SANDSTORM 6813             14   6  0  116 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
WALL OF STEEL    GORTEK 5619                11   6  0   79 DWARVEN HEROES (444)
LUNGING ATTACK   LAR'EH WALKER 5825         10   7  1   77 INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
SLASHING ATTACK  PRIME MINISTER 6011        10   9  0   63 INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348)
AIMED BLOW       SOULTAKER 7175              3   1  0   42 LOSERS (544)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AVIENDHA 4721.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SUPERNOVA 6239.  The ten other most popular fighters were EDDIE THE ECHO 3770, 
GORTEK 5619, TOSSED SALAD 6987, FLICKED BOOGERS 6989, DUNNO 6988, WILDFIRE 6983, 
NEEDLETOOTH 7254, TOGS WINNER 7137, BEERZILLA 6170, and SANDSTORM 6813.

The least popular fighter this week was TANK'S PROSPECT 7229.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FLOWER 7255, RED HERRING 3993, BRUSHFIRE 7168, DIAMOND STAR 
2501, SPED 6803, LACHES 5642, VERDICT 7069, SOULTAKER 7175, PRETTY BOY 7091, and 
INDIMAR'S FAXMACHINE 7013.