DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/16/2004    Duedate: 10/13/2004

DRAGONHEAD ARENA

DM-72    TURN-151

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GEORGE DELK
CRIME WAVE (572)
(72-5246) [13-8-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              CUMBERLAND
                               SCUM 101 (556)
                               (72-5109) [4-4-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GEORGE DELK                    BASEBALL
CRIME WAVE (572)               SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (590)
(72-5246) [13-8-0,94]          (72-5460) [2-2-1,17]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (590)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FILM FUN (641)              33
2. CRIME WAVE (572)            20      MURDEROUS CROWS (171)
3. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (542)       18      Unchartered Team
4. GLACIATION GUILD II (625)   13
5. X-POSSE (579)                8      AD HOMINEM (561)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MURDEROUS CROWS (171)     38  17  5 69.1   1/ 1*SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (590)   9  5 0
 2/ 0*AD HOMINEM (561)          10   5  0 66.7   2- 2 AGELESS WONDER (584)      8  2 1
 3/ 0*FILM FUN (641)             2   1  0 66.7   3/ 3 X-POSSE (579)             8  7 0
 4/ 2*SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (590)   10   7  1 58.8   4- 4 ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)     6  4 0
 5/ 0*SCUM 101 (556)            22  16  1 57.9   5- 5 RAGE-ING BULL (569)       4  5 0
 6- 5 JUNGLE HAMMERZ (575)      30  25  6 54.5   6/ 0 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (542)     3  2 1
 7/ 0 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (542)     52  45  8 53.6   7/ 0*SCUM 101 (556)            3  2 0
 8- 6 AGELESS WONDER (584)      52  50  3 51.0   8/12 GLACIATION GUILD I (625)  2  0 0
 9/ 7 VERMIN (165)             185 181  8 50.5   9/ 0*FILM FUN (641)            2  1 0
10/ 4*R.A.G.E. WAR (555)         3   3  0 50.0  10/ 6 VERMIN (165)              2  5 0
11-10 ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)     36  39  3 48.0  11/ 0*AD HOMINEM (561)          1  0 0
12/12 X-POSSE (579)             40  45  1 47.1  12/10*R.A.G.E. WAR (555)        1  1 0
13-11 METAL HAMMERZ (578)       41  47  2 46.6  13/16 CRIME WAVE (572)          1  1 0
14-13*WAR TALISMAN (636)         8  10  1 44.4  14/ 7 MURDEROUS CROWS (171)     1  2 0
15-14 RAGE-ING BULL (569)       22  35  2 38.6  15-14 JUNGLE HAMMERZ (575)      1  5 0
16/15 GLACIATION GUILD I (625)  12  23  1 34.3  16- 8 METAL HAMMERZ (578)       0  4 0
17/17 CRIME WAVE (572)          29  61  3 32.2  17-15 JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)    0  1 0
18-16 JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)    28  59  2 32.2  18-13*WAR TALISMAN (636)        0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     In the month of Icingwind and the year 512, Sir Chester sent word throughout
Alastari for his stables to gather in Dragonhead Arena.  It was now the month of
Leafturning and the stables were all gathered in Sir Chester's headquarters, known as
the "Delarquan Cave."  A big feast was had and the wine flowed and everyone was
enjoying the moment.  After all it had been many, many moon cycles since these
fighters joined together at one time.
     Sir Chester stood up and all became quiet.  They all looked at their boss,
waiting to hear some good news...none came.
     Sir Chester raised his mug of wine in the air and said, "This is to all of you
who were brave enough to ride so far with all my enemies about, but after all...I
have not had a full stable on the sands for so long that everyone had quit looking
for me or any of my stables.  But here's to your long ride and brave hearts!"
     All the fighters cheered.
     One of the fighters stood and asked, "Sir Chester, I am ready to do battle with
whomever you wish to challenge me with and will do my best to bring you and the
stable great honor."
     Sir Chester responded, "I thank you again for your brave soul...for you will
need such in the months to come.  I will need everyone to remain brave and ready for
mindful dueling."
     Cyspar jumped up and shouted, "I'm honored to fight for you  on this stable
R.A.G.E. WAR...and I have done well so far...well...besides the time I was matched up
with that silly dressed "Dunaut" which, I'll live down.  But I will soon try to beat
Dunaut in the future.  I also have done well in past tourneys and plan to do well in
the upcoming Tourney.  Furthermore, I cannot wait for the chance of beating some of
CRIPS fighters and possibly even killing one or two of them along the way."
     Druwez got out of his chair and walked over to a writing board that hung on the
far wall.  He spoke of a plan to bring Crip, Hammer, Baphomet and Wally the Whacko to
their knees and beg for us to quit beating them down and giving their stables a bad
name.  Druwez stated, "After the Harvestmoon Tourney we will begin our plan of
destruction.  I just hope everyone does well in the Tourney!"
     Druwez began to speak again.  "All of you are aware that we have a few
outstanding gladiators fighting in the Dead Tourney and I ask that all of you pray to
your deities so that they may guide our fallen brothers of the blades back to the
living."
     All the fighters stood to give cheers and shouts of "Hell yes!"
     George Delk stood with shame in his eyes and yelled, "Everyone please pray to
the deities that I be granted a sword of quickness for my matchup with "Orphan" was
not very good for me.  I want you all to know that I have given much thought to what
happened and I may challenge this Orphan again in the near future....this time I will
destroy him!"
     Sir Chester stood and waited for the fighters to become quiet...everyone was
waiting for his final words of the night.  Sir Chester began to speak.  "I want
nothing more than for all of you to attempt to beat any fighter you fight against.
No matter what the odds are you just must try to win so "we" as a team can win some
money.  As you know fighting isn't free and jobs are far and few in between.  We must
beat the managers in Dragonhead for if nothing else...bragging rights.  Kill any of
them that you are able...bring glory back to your stables and with glory...a lot of
enemies...for without enemies life isn't worth living!!!"
     To all in Dragonhead...may the best be victorious!!!

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 504): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 389): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 509): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 505): STIGMA of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 504): BELISS DON of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 508): BLUE FALCON of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 505): ARSENAL of BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 500): SIR INGOMYELIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 491): WANDERING STAR of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 490): I SEE SOUNDS of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 464): OBLIVIOUS of KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 455): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 442): GEORGE STARK of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 390): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 185): A.O. HELL of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 173): FEDIFENSOR of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 340): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 150): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 383): SHOCKING TOAD of NINJAS from BONSUR (Shocking Toad)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 504): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 389): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 509): THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 505): none
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 504): MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 508): ICU (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 505): BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 500): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 491): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 490): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 464): THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 455): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 442): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 390): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 185): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 173): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 340): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 150): SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 383): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 504): BELISS DON of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 507): SECOND OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 490): GOUT GOUT of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 463): MAD MILKSTER of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 184): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 172): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 149): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     This is the second time I've lost and still been Duelmaster.  Go figure.  This
time I will not avoid anyone. We will see who challenges.  Good luck.

         Cannonball

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, DRAGONHEAD?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for METAL HAMMERZ, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them 
by 8 into 16th.  Ha!  GLACIATION GUILD II turned their 1-0-0 turn into a 8th place 
rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  
DRAGONHEAD saw the first turn for FILM FUN, a 2-1-0, and some teams are scared, 
others are too arrogant to notice.  Take note friends, take note.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see NORTHSTAR win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, STELLA!!! beat ONE and ONE lost 16 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And 
it's out with the old, in with the new, as GEORGE DELK takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood 
today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, 
DRAGONHEAD?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  SPORTS CRIP PLAYS, I suppose you'll be glad to know 
you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  
And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  
It was SCUM 101.  Ha ha ha ha!  2 PHAT TOO was challenged more times this turn than 
the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  And now a passing thought on a warrior 
dying young (CYSPAR of R.A.G.E. WAR):  You had your chance and now you're dead.  Oh 
well...  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain 
nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEORGE DELK 5246             13   8  0    94       CRIME WAVE (572)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORPHAN 5463                   8   7  1    94       X-POSSE (579)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAFGAN 5355                  12   7  1    83       AGELESS WONDER (584)
 2 PHAT TOO 5063              16  14  1    79       VERMIN (165)
 CANNONBALL 5313               9   8  0    73       X-POSSE (579)
 DRUWEZ 5683                   5   5  0    70       GLACIATION GUILD II (625)
-GOLD HAMMER 5305             12   9  1    69       METAL HAMMERZ (578)
-DUNAUT 5367                  11   8  0    67       AGELESS WONDER (584)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLAZE REGICIDE 1861           9  10  0    63       JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)
-AVENGE PATTEESH 5306          8   6  1    60       METAL HAMMERZ (578)
-ASNEFF 5434                   6   3  0    60       AGELESS WONDER (584)
-ATOMIC PUNK 2 5344            8   5  0    59       ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAQUE DE MOLAY 5001          12   8  3    54       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (542)
-ATOMIC PUNK 5350              3   1  0    53       ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)
 REX MUNDI 4999               13   6  1    50       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (542)
-CRAZY TRAIN 5352              5   2  1    50       ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)
 2 PHAT 2 5470                 3   4  0    43       VERMIN (165)
-LITTLE BULL 5467              3   2  1    42       RAGE-ING BULL (569)
 VENUS DEE MILO 5720           8   2  0    41       X-POSSE (579)
-SILVER HAMMER 5308            6   8  0    41       METAL HAMMERZ (578)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARRYL 5640                   3   0  1    40       AGELESS WONDER (584)
-LEOPARD HAMMER 5275           8   4  3    39       JUNGLE HAMMERZ (575)
-ANGUS BEEF 5741               3   0  0    37       RAGE-ING BULL (569)
-ANGRY MAN 5433                6   2  0    34       RAGE-ING BULL (569)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RABID RABBIT 2317             7   7  0    32       VERMIN (165)
-SOON TO DA 5341               7   3  0    32       ROCKERS OF RAGE (583)
-TIGER HAMMER 5274             3   8  1    32       JUNGLE HAMMERZ (575)
-GRAVE DIGGER 5239             4   2  0    31       CRIME WAVE (572)
-KHARATEESKA 5437              3   2  2    30       JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)
 CUMBERLAND 5109               4   4  0    26       SCUM 101 (556)
-HOCKEY 5461                   2   0  0    26       SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (590)
 FULK D'ANJOU 5004             5   4  0    24       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (542)
 SANBOG 5112                   5   3  0    24       SCUM 101 (556)
 SQUASH 5458                   3   0  0    24       SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (590)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACUMEN 5158                   4   1  0    23       AD HOMINEM (561)
 33/5 5113                     4   4  0    23       SCUM 101 (556)
-ACUTE 5154                    3   0  0    23       AD HOMINEM (561)
-PELEELAW 5309                 1   3  0    23       METAL HAMMERZ (578)
-HYENA HAMMER 5278             4   5  1    22       JUNGLE HAMMERZ (575)
-ROMIR THE SECOND 5454         1   1  0    21       JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)
 DRAVEN 5726                   3   3  1    20       MURDEROUS CROWS (171)
-VINNAR 5673                   1   3  0    18       GLACIATION GUILD II (625)
 NORTHSTAR 5827                1   0  0    18       X-POSSE (579)
 AKIA! 5111                    5   2  0    17       SCUM 101 (556)
-DANCE OF DEATH 5771           3   0  0    17       WAR TALISMAN (636)
-ALLIGATOR HAMMER 5276         2   4  1    17       JUNGLE HAMMERZ (575)
 BASEBALL 5460                 2   2  1    17       SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (590)
 SLO-PITCH 5815                2   1  0    17       SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (590)
-ACUTATE 5161                  2   0  0    15       AD HOMINEM (561)
 STELLA!!! 5825                1   0  0    15       FILM FUN (641)
-CRONUS DE OMEGUS 5768         1   2  0    13       WAR TALISMAN (636)
 FRANKLY SCARLET 5823          1   0  0    13       FILM FUN (641)
 WHITE KNIGHT 5688             1   2  0    13       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (542)
 RENE D'ANJOU 4998             3   2  1    12       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (542)
-DURC 5671                     1   2  0    12       GLACIATION GUILD II (625)
 SENTINEL-3 5782               3   2  0    11       X-POSSE (579)
-DARK DISCIPLE 5767            1   2  1     8       WAR TALISMAN (636)
 ONE 5110                      2   1  0     7       SCUM 101 (556)
-PA6EEALE 5310                 1   0  0     7       METAL HAMMERZ (578)
 SOCCER 5459                   1   3  0     6       SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (590)
-HAELDEN 5436                  1   2  0     5       JUSTICE OF STEEL (173)
-FAR FROM GOOD 5226            1   0  0     5       CRIME WAVE (572)
 THAT'S NO MOON 5824           0   1  0     5       FILM FUN (641)
-FIRGAR 5156                   1   1  0     4       AD HOMINEM (561)
-ARMKETH 5106                  0   1  0     1       R.A.G.E. WAR (555)
-WRAITH 5259                   0   1  0     1       CRIME WAVE (572)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAVE DWELLER 5425      3  2 0 EPOCHOLYPSE 588       LITTLE BULL 5467      147 NOT REVE
CYSPAR 5104            3  2 0 R.A.G.E. WAR 555      JAQUE DE MOLAY 5001   151         
GOLF 5457              0  1 0 SPORTS CRIP PLAYS 590 DARK DISCIPLE 5767    148 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     The next four ads were misfiled and should probably have appeared last turn. --
     Ed.

Liam -- Diplo coming your way.  Hope all is well. -- Sir Chester

All -- "Delarquan Trash!"  You better write the Gladiatorial Commission because of
what I'm about to do to you. -- Cyspar

Willy-Wally Whacko/Ice Man -- Sure wish you'd stay in Dragonhead so I could "get
back" at you....  See ya around, pal! -- Sir Chester

Cannonball -- You're looking good ol-boy, holding your own.  Good luck. -- Sir
Chester

All -- Well...since my favorite competitors have arrived, I bring my original
stable...Knights Templar.  Jague, Rex, Fulk and Rene will probably stick around...
White Knight?  Who knows. -- Baphomet, mgr.

Belyn -- I'll try to take it easy on you in the personals.  I know you can't take
much. (grin) -- Baphomet

Sir Chester -- I saw you out with a scrawny red-head.  Whose sister are you
corrupting now? -- Baphomet

Crip -- Once I saw your team...I couldn't resist! -- Baphomet
P.S.  Had teams here for four years now.  Only run periodically.  Yet...if you stick
around...so will I.

Soccer -- Dark Arena column. -- Sentinel - 3

Constantine -- I avoided you.  I guess it's a waste of time to avoid.  I didn't
really think I was ready to take you on. -- Cannonball

Angry Man -- Too bad about your luck...maybe next time you'll fight back. -- Druwez

Tiger Hammer -- Really enjoyed myself at your expense!  Now I will seek out your
teammates and destroy them as well! -- Cyspar!!!

Baphomet -- "Please, Please!"  Don't disappoint me...I wish you would activate a team
so I can teach you a few things. -- Sir Chester

Crip -- Congrats on the bloodfeud; nice heat from Slo-pitch.  I will be in Morya so
hope to run into you.  Hopefully no one dies.  The teams in Morya are Dark Runes and
Riders of Ahringol.  I know your team, Legend, is still yelling at himself in the
mirror over his loss to Hub Capp.  Good fight. -- Laim the Goth

Sir Chester -- Hope to run into you.  Will run Talisman once in a while.  Bought some
talismans from a street vendor in Khalhums and well, you get what you pay for.
Thanks for the help. -- Liam

Wally -- See you in Transel. -- Liam

Hammer -- Hope all is going well for you over there in the big sand box. -- Liam

Druwez -- Okay, so you want to use my head for target practice.  I can't think
straight now. -- Angry Man

Draven -- Sorry about your luck.  Good trade, wouldn't you say?  You learn good
skills, and I learn and win. -- Crazy Train

2 Phat 2 -- You do at least teach well. -- Little Bull

Cannonball -- Did you like that whipping.  Just think I would of been Duelmaster
again.  But I was wanting to kill you 'cause of this damn P.M.S. -- Constantine

2 Phat 2 -- Yeah, you won.  But I am coming after you again this turn.  Hopefully I
will win this one. -- Dunaut

Gold Hammer -- I figured since Constantine beat you I would get some of you also.
But damn, you do hit. -- Hafgan

Ambitious Guard -- Good riddance, scum.  I may not live long, but I killed you first.
Yeah. -- Darryl

Leopard Hammer -- I really enjoyed that short fight.  But I'm mad you only taught me
one skill. -- Asneff

Soccer -- Dark Arena and Gollum. -- Sentinel 3

Constantine -- I avoided you.  I guess it's a waste of time to avoid.  I didn't
really think I was ready to take you on. -- Cannonball

Baphomet -- You better be very careful what you ask for..."A team without any Tourney
FE."  Sometimes you get what you ask for!!!  Here are a few without any Tourney FE!
I and my teammates are not going to allow all your talk to go unchecked and will be
merciless upon your stable! -- 33/5

Willy the Whacko -- Hey!  Why all the talk...let's get this party started and start
fighting.  Let's just (all three of us, you...me...and ol-Baphomet) fight it out???
I've heard enough from the both of you and will not put up with it while I try to
enjoy my drink at The Dagger Inn.  Get it on or don't say anything! -- Cumberland --
Scum 101

Baphomet -- Looks as though you could use a lesson in SCUM 101...well, we are here to
give it to you and you will not be able to repel us.  There are consequences for
talking to Sir Chester at the Dagger Inn.  You and your stables will feel the
repercussions of your misdeeds! -- Akia!

All -- So sorry that you have to be trapped in the middle of all this.  Guess you'll
just have to deal with it or possibly attempt to do something about it?  No need to
have any apprehension...whenever you're ready just jump into the action.  Most of you
are unworthy of fighting my gladiators so, step your worthless warriors up to the
plate and try your luck!  I just wish some of you had the guts to challenge any of my
fighters!!! -- Sir Chester

Willy -- I'm gonna put a whipping on ol-Baphomet so please do not get in my way or
you'll suffer the same fate!  I'm going to pulverize that evil eyed bastard once and
for all.  I just pray to my gods that Baphomet will activate his stable and stay for
a while so I may show him what it's all about...instead of just talking about it like
he does!  I'll use my proficient gladiators to walk all over whatever he brings to
the sands. -- Sir Chester

All -- It's going to get really vicious in Dragonhead...scurry along if you do not
want to get humiliated! -- Sanbog/Scum 101

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ORPHAN devastated 2 PHAT TOO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DRAVEN was vanquished by 2 PHAT 2 in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
CANNONBALL was overpowered by GEORGE DELK in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
DRUWEZ devastated VENUS DEE MILO in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
CYSPAR was dealt death by JAQUE DE MOLAY in a popular 1 minute duel.
REX MUNDI devastated 33/5 in a 2 minute mismatched match.
CUMBERLAND overcame BASEBALL in a action packed 4 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
FULK D'ANJOU won victory over SLO-PITCH in a 2 minute fight.
AKIA! viciously subdued RENE D'ANJOU in a slow 10 minute gory duel.
SANBOG overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
ACUMEN defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute match.
SQUASH savagely defeated WHITE KNIGHT in a 2 minute bloody amateur's competition.
SOCCER was demolished by NORTHSTAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ONE was outlasted by STELLA!!! in a tiring 15 minute amateur's conflict.
SENTINEL-3 unbelievably bested THAT'S NO MOON in a 3 minute amateur's bout.
FRANKLY SCARLET vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       36 -  24 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  20 -  1      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        20 -  20 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  55 -  7      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  15 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 151 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GEORGE DELK 5246           13   8  0   94 CRIME WAVE (572)
BASHING ATTACK   ORPHAN 5463                 8   7  1   94 X-POSSE (579)
WALL OF STEEL    REX MUNDI 4999             13   6  1   50 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (542)
TOTAL PARRY      VENUS DEE MILO 5720         8   2  0   41 X-POSSE (579)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GEORGE DELK 5246.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BASEBALL 5460.  The ten other most popular fighters were SQUASH 5458, THAT'S 
NO MOON 5824, 2 PHAT 2 5470, DRUWEZ 5683, FULK D'ANJOU 5004, CYSPAR 5104, REX MUNDI 
4999, 33/5 5113, GEORGE DELK 5246, and JAQUE DE MOLAY 5001.

The least popular fighter this week was STELLA!!! 5825.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ONE 5110, AKIA! 5111, RENE D'ANJOU 4998, SOCCER 5459, CANNONBALL 5313, 
2 PHAT TOO 5063, SENTINEL-3 5782, WHITE KNIGHT 5688, SANBOG 5112, and SLO-PITCH 5815.

                FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TAMED SHREW 1776 (134-108-1)           3  3  0         VERMIN               

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
2 PHAT 5064 (18-4-1)                   0  3  0         VERMIN               

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
*KIM COOKIES 1488 (16-15-4)            0  3  0         ORIGINALE BASTARDS   

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
2 PHAT 2 5470 (2-2-0)                  6  3  0         VERMIN               
LEOPARD HAMMER 5275 (7-3-3)            4  3  0         JUNGLE HAMMERZ       
HYENA HAMMER 5278 (4-3-1)              1  3  0         JUNGLE HAMMERZ       
HURRICANE 5510 (0-0-0)                 0  3  0         UNSTOPPABLE          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HONOR 5732 (0-0-0)                     6  3  0         MIGHTY MORALS II     
HOCKEY 5461 (0-0-0)                    4  3  0         SPORTS CRIP PLAYS    
LIGHTNING BOLT 5508 (0-0-0)            1  3  0         UNSTOPPABLE          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SLO-PITCH 5815 (0-0-0)                 7  3  0         SPORTS CRIP PLAYS    
WOLF 5485 (0-0-0)                      5  3  0         BIG BAD II           
XIANG 3901 (0-0-0)                     2  3  0         WIENERS              
PRETTY UGLY 3582 (0-0-0)               0  3  0         BOSS RAT'S BROADS