Date   : 07/06/2004    Duedate: 07/19/2004


DM-63    TURN-331

This Weeks Top Honors


(63-2415) [10-7-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SEXTANT                        MEAN JOE GREEN
(63-2415) [10-7-0,107]         (63-2477) [1-1-0,14]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SEXTANT                        DEEVINE
SAILS OF CHARON (290)          SAFE HAVEN (270)
(63-2415) [10-7-0,107]         (63-2230) [10-6-0,64]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)             39
2. SAILS OF CHARON (290)       33      MONSTER CHILD (292)
3. SAFE HAVEN (270)            22      Unchartered Team
4. COLOURED PEOPLE (293)        1
5. MONSTER CHILD (292)        -14      COLOURED PEOPLE (293)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MONSTER CHILD (292)       14   7  0 66.7   1/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)          11  4 0
 2/ 1*COLOURED PEOPLE (293)      2   1  0 66.7   2/ 1 SAFE HAVEN (270)         10  5 0
 3/ 3 SAFE HAVEN (270)          55  33  3 62.5   3/ 3*COLOURED PEOPLE (293)     2  1 0
 4/ 5 WAYFARERS (248)          383 450  9 46.0   4/ 4 SAILS OF CHARON (290)     2  4 0
 5/ 4 SAILS OF CHARON (290)     10  14  0 41.7   5/ 5 MONSTER CHILD (292)       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
     *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
     *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

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

 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.)

                                      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

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for AMEN-TEI.  Too bad, SAFE HAVEN, but 
WAYFARERS was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for LOCKHEART?  SAFE HAVEN's 
proud of him after beating KHALHUMS DWARF and getting 15 points.  Talk about yer 
major upsets!  TINDEL's match with KUNG-FU MASTER cost him a loss of 14 points!  
Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think SEXTANT should let ERICKA 
BEARICKA be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  The warriors 
of MONSTER CHILD must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you 
guys know something that I don't?  Is there some deep dark secret why SAILS OF 
CHARON's been avoiding MONSTER CHILD so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared? 
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  AMEN-TEI is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I 
had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEXTANT 2415                 10   7  0   107       SAILS OF CHARON (290)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JHANA 2233                   11   7  1    97       SAFE HAVEN (270)
 ERICKA BEARICKA 2461         14   7  0    93       MONSTER CHILD (292)
 LOCKHEART 2232               12   5  1    93       SAFE HAVEN (270)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREAN 2234                   12   6  0    85       SAFE HAVEN (270)
 HOBO JO 2520                 15  11  0    75       WAYFARERS (248)
 TINDEL 2231                  10   9  1    73       SAFE HAVEN (270)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEEVINE 2230                 10   6  0    64       SAFE HAVEN (270)
 JOE CHILL 2527               13  10  0    61       WAYFARERS (248)
 SELAUNAH 2551                 8   2  1    61       WAYFARERS (248)
 PASSER BY 2513               12  18  0    60       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADY LADY 2552               6   1  0    35       WAYFARERS (248)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEAN JOE GREEN 2477           1   1  0    14       COLOURED PEOPLE (293)
-RED GREEN 2475                1   0  0    13       COLOURED PEOPLE (293)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PROW 2414              0  2 0 SAILS OF CHARON 290   SHEWISH GIANT 21      331 NONE    
RODDY 2467             0  1 0 SAILS OF CHARON 290   HIGH ELF 19           331 NONE    
SHANGHAI 2488          0  1 0 SAILS OF CHARON 290   HIGH ELF 19           331 NONE    
COMPASS 2416           0  1 0 SAILS OF CHARON 290   MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     331 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Deevine -- What I really want to know--yes, thanks, a decisiveness skill is always
fun to have--but what I really want to know is, who does your hair? -- Passer By

Why call the Guard Ambitious?  Better to call him Untrustworthy. -- Shady Lady, who
knows whereof she speaks

I feel kinda sorry for the Visiting Orc, but not sorry enough to take him home for
dinner. -- Hobo Jo
P.S.  He looks like he'd eat a lot.

The Happy Peasant is totally un-cool. -- Joe Chill

I think the Shady Lady was just, well, she just didn't know how to HANDLE the
Ambitious Guard.  He's really rather sweet, you know. -- Selaunah

Ed. -- Well, yes, of course, but it seems to have annoyed him. -- Shady Lady

     Sometimes that's a risk you just have to take.... -- 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
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

PROW was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
RODDY was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SHANGHAI was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
COMPASS was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
SEXTANT defeated ERICKA BEARICKA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's Title fight.
FREAN devastated M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
JHANA overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 2 minute gruesome mismatched brawl.
LOCKHEART vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute gruesome uneven duel.
TINDEL was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute gory duel.
DEEVINE was narrowly defeated by HOBO JO in a action packed 3 minute gory match.
JOE CHILL overpowered HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SELAUNAH devastated RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PASSER BY demolished THE HONEST MERCHANT in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
SHADY LADY overcame MEAN JOE GREEN in a popular 1 minute conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   2 -  1      83  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  14 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 331 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SEXTANT 2415               10   7  0  107 SAILS OF CHARON (290)
PARRY-STRIKE     JHANA 2233                 11   7  1   97 SAFE HAVEN (270)
AIMED BLOW       ERICKA BEARICKA 2461       14   7  0   93 MONSTER CHILD (292)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HOBO JO 2520               15  11  0   75 WAYFARERS (248)
BASHING ATTACK   TINDEL 2231                10   9  1   73 SAFE HAVEN (270)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEEVINE 2230               10   6  0   64 SAFE HAVEN (270)
WALL OF STEEL    SELAUNAH 2551               8   2  1   61 WAYFARERS (248)
SLASHING ATTACK  SHADY LADY 2552             6   1  0   35 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SEXTANT 2415.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DEEVINE 2230.  The ten other most popular fighters were JHANA 2233, LOCKHEART 
2232, HOBO JO 2520, SEXTANT 2415, PASSER BY 2513, FREAN 2234, SHADY LADY 2552, PROW 
2414, ERICKA BEARICKA 2461, and JOE CHILL 2527.

The least popular fighter this week was COMPASS 2416.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHANGHAI 2488, RODDY 2467, MEAN JOE GREEN 2477, TINDEL 2231, SELAUNAH 
2551, JOE CHILL 2527, ERICKA BEARICKA 2461, PROW 2414, SHADY LADY 2552, and FREAN