DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/29/2004    Duedate: 07/26/2004

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-148

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RED HOT CHILE PAPA
WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
(73-3358) [21-13-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAIONJI                        POSITION IS EMPTY
PERFECTION QUEST II (513)      
(73-4447) [16-6-0,126]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MIGHTY CUT-UP                  FRISIAN
PERFECTION QUEST (34)          PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
(73-317) [10-6-0,114]          (73-4635) [11-7-0,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEMONIC (520)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEMONIC (520)               39
2. THE BULLS (43)              20      CLAN BATTLEAXE (261)
3. CLAN BATTLEAXE (261)        18      Unchartered Team
4. PERFECTION QUEST II (513)   16
5. PERFECTION QUEST (34)       11      ARMY OF DARKNESS (384)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 CLAN BATTLEAXE (261)      23  11  3 67.6   1/ 8 DEMONIC (520)             7  3 1
 2/ 2 THE BULLS (43)           143  71  8 66.8   2/ 2 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  6  2 1
 3/ 3 PERFECTION QUEST (34)     10   6  0 62.5   3/ 7 THE BULLS (43)            5  1 0
 4- 4 WAY TO GO! II (346)      112  75  6 59.9   4- 1 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)        5  4 0
 5- 5 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     14  10  0 58.3   5- 4 RISING SUN (515)          4  5 0
 6- 6 MYSTERIOUS (347)         108  78  6 58.1   6- 3 WAY TO GO! II (346)       4  6 0
 7- 7 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)        63  46  3 57.8   7/ 5 PERFECTION QUEST (34)     3  0 0
 8/ 8 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  59  45  4 56.7   8/18 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       3  7 0
 9- 9 RISING SUN (515)         119  94  5 55.9   9/ 0 CLAN BATTLEAXE (261)      2  0 0
10/10 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      380 321 31 54.2  10/ 6 THE INANIMATES (514)      2  1 0
11/15 DEMONIC (520)             27  25  3 51.9  11-15 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       2  7 0
12-12 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       66  63  3 51.2  12- 9 MYSTERIOUS (347)          1  0 1
13/11 K.B.W.F II (435)          10  11  2 47.6  13-10 CAJUN RAGE :) (518)       1  0 0
14/16 THE INANIMATES (514)     146 166 10 46.8  14-13 BLACK & BLUE (412)        1  1 0
15-17 CAJUN RAGE :) (518)       10  12  1 45.5  15-12 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     1  1 0
16-18 SRETSAMLEUD III (579)     78  95 10 45.1  16/17 K.B.W.F II (435)          1  2 0
17-20 BLACK & BLUE (412)        18  27  1 40.0  17/ 0*ARMY OF DARKNESS (384)    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

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                                   HAMMERZ HERALD
             Death Fest Dada Data Edition/Diabolical Delarq Declaration
                                      by Hammer

         Behold, they belch out [insults] with their mouths; swords [of sarcasm,
ridicule, slander, and lies] are in their lips, for who, they think, hear us? --
Psalms 59:7  Amplified Bible

     Sensational News about Hammer negotiating the Re-Opening of Delarq Tor DM 58 as
a Slow Arena "Prize Package" for the DM 59 Death Fest Illis Iron Stable Award Winners
was spreading all across the Delarq Federation quicker than Dragon Fire!!!!!
     Delarq Tor DM 58 would be Re-Opened as a Slow Arena by the Gladiatorial
Commission as a Special Prize Awarded to the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners on the
following conditions:
     1.  At least 20 of the stables entered in the DM 59 Delarq Death Fest beginning
July 29th Must Complete a Minimum of 67 of a possible 75 fights over the course of 15
rounds
     2.  At least 20 of those Iron Stable Managers Must Enter a New Team Roll Up into
DM 58 Delarq Tor Without Cannibalizing Any of Their Active Stables
     3.  A Minimum of 15 Stables are Required to Remain Active Each Cycle for the
First Six Months to Ensure Exclusive Competition for the Duel Master and Team Awards
[Free Fights!] Without Any Other Stables Being Allowed to Enter the Newly Re-Opened
DM 58 Slow Arena [Until the First Six Months Have Expired in May 2006].
     Hammer was Alerting the entire Delarq Federation Regular and Slow Arenas; as
well as the Andorian and Free Blades Slow Arenas; Extending to Every Manager from
Newbie to Jaded Veteran His Personal Invitation to Compete in the DM 59 Delarq Death
Fest; with the Understanding that Delarq Tor DM 58 would be Re-Opened as a Slow Arena
[If More Than Enough Managers Would Compete for the Opportunity to Re-Open Delarq
Tor!]; Thus Carving a New Chapter in the Alastari Historical Archives; While
Fulfilling Their Own Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     One of the things Hammer enjoyed most about Hosting/Promoting New Contests
Was/Is the Transformation/Enlargement of the Chosen Arena Site; Especially
Anticipating the New Stable Names/Managers Who Answer the Call to Cross Blades and
Match Wits in a Hammer Hosted/Sponsored Contest.
     Offering 25 points to each Death Fest competitor who writes a minimum 15
paragraph Team Spotlight [including their Stable Name and Managerial Alias]; while
Highlighting a Storyline of their own choosing as they Answer the Call to Cross
Blades and Match Wits in a Hammer Sponsored Slow Arena Contest; would be One of
Hammer's Most Anticipated Aspects of Hosting the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59.
     It would be Interesting to see Who was able to Write their Spotlight and Email
it in a Format that would NOT be Cut Off by HAL; plus Who would be able to Submit
their Hand Written [or Typed] Spotlight in Time for the RSI Typist to have Time to
Type It into the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter; Otherwise, those 25 points would be
Forfeited Due to the Fact that Hammer and Other Interested Persons would be Deprived
of the Pleasure of the Potential Entertainment of Reading Countless Team Spotlights
on the Opening Round of the Delarq Death Fest [because of Missing or Partial Team
Spotlights!].
     Hammer also was Interested in Who would have the Foresight to Place Their Stable
on Team Maintenance or Warrior Maintenance to Ensure Their Stable Would NOT Miss a
Death Fest Round; thus Forfeiting Both an Additional 25 points for fighting 67 of a
possible 75 fights over the course of 15 rounds AND the Opportunity to Start a New
Stable in Delarq Tor DM 58 as an Illis Iron Stable Award Winner; Once the Death Fest
Contest Concluded in August 2005 and Qualified Managers were Listed with the
Gladiatorial Commission to Send RSI a New Team Roll Up to Register a New Stable in DM
58 Delarq Tor:
     Thus Qualifying those New Stables to Compete in the Rookies 2005 Fall Mailer
Tourney Before Competing in the Historic First Turn of the Newly Re-Opened Delarq Tor
DM 58 Slow Arena on November 3rd 2005.
     Hammer Had Done His Best to Send Out the Call for the Devious, the Diabolical,
the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to Cross Blades and Match Wits in Competition
for the Top 10 Prize Categories and Illis Iron Stable Award [Where Everyone Wins the
Right to Compete in the Newly Re-Opened Delarq Tor DM 58 Slow Arena on November 3rd
2005] All Sanctioned by the Gladiatorial Commission!
     Delarq Tor DM 58 Awaits Those Who are Brave Enough to Endure the Delarq Death
Fest in DM 59 [Beginning July 29th 2004 T-172; Concluding August 25th 2005 T-186] By
Completing a Minimum of 67 Fights Out of a Possible 75 Fights Over the Course of 15
Rounds of Dastardly Delarq Dog-Fighting!

  ***** Consult the DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by Hammer for a Complete
                Listing of Death Fest Rules/Prize Allocations! *****

The New Merriam-Webster Dictionary Definitions:
     Dada:  A movement in art and literature based on deliberate irrationality and
negation of traditional artistic values.
     Data:  Factual information (as measurements or statistics) used as a basis for
reasoning, discussion, or calculation.
     Diabolical:  Devilish, Fiendish.
     Declaration:  To make known formally or explicitly.

     "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

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 494): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 492): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 488): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 242): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 240): VILI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 474): STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 472): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 465): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 353): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 333): HENRY DEARE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 147): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 494): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 492): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 488): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): LUST MUPPETS (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): THE HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 242): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 240): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 474): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 472): FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 465): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 353): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 333): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 147): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 491): JOSTLING JAGUAR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           TILLOUISA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 242): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 240): LAPHROAIG of SINGLE MALTS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               TIGBASA of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
                               SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               STIGMA OF STUPID of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
                             PREDNIZONE of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                 (turn 428): PENICILLEN of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 146): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  MAGIC MAYHEM?  Who?  DEMONIC is the top team these days, buddies!  He 
who laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe THE 
INANIMATES.  Last week they got 0-1-0 to drop by 4!  DEMONIC posted a nice gain, to 
come in 1st.  Everybody loves a winner...  Practice pays for HELL WARDEN, who 
pummelled CULT MEMBER, to pocket 16 points.  CROSS CZECH certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to MIGHTY CUT-UP and losing 8 points in the 
process!  Well, Duelmaster VANISH challenged WORLDWIDE GORE's RED HOT CHILE PAPA.  Is 
a 12-3-0 good enough?  Now I can't insult RED HOT CHILE PAPA, as he has gloriously 
dueled to the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) So 
who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  
Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are ERINIKA's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Perhaps the 
warriors of MAGIC MAYHEM should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided 
team...  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of WORLDWIDE GORE, so did 
that sorry team shy from MAGIC MAYHEM Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and 
CHINESE SIMIAN is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't K.B.W.F II proud!  
Mismatched by 11 points, CHINESE SIMIAN was beat by SAIONJI.  Is this really worth 
noting?  I thought SAIONJI showed great skill and promise when she overcame CHINESE 
SIMIAN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  Can anything 
compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for ERINIKA?  On that giddy note I take 
my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358      21  13  1   108       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAIONJI 4447                 16   6  0   126       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-MONGOL HORDE 4001            14   8  3   124       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 MIGHTY CUT-UP 317            10   6  0   114       PERFECTION QUEST (34)
-BASE ON BULLS 3101           16   6  2    97       THE BULLS (43)
-PHETHER PHAHL 4251           14   8  1    97       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
 BULL MARKET 4124             16   6  1    95       THE BULLS (43)
 VANISH 4633                  12   4  0    95       THE INANIMATES (514)
 CHINESE SIMIAN 3859          10   7  2    93       K.B.W.F II (435)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHAHL OF PHORSE 4248         12  10  1    90       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-ASPHYXIATE 3830              21   8  0    89       WAY TO GO! II (346)
 CROSS CZECH 4008             13  13  1    89       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-RED RUEPHIN 4443             12   6  0    87       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
 YANKEE DOODLE 3605           17  17  0    86       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 FRISIAN 4635                 11   7  0    84       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-DIXIE 2414                    6   2  0    82       CLAN BATTLEAXE (261)
-HANNIBAL 3498                17  18  1    80       WAY TO GO! II (346)
 BULL FROG 4547               11   7  0    79       THE BULLS (43)
-BLUE BLOOD 3657               9   8  0    78       BLACK & BLUE (412)
-WANSTEAD 3628                 9   8  0    75       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-KING RAT 4508                14  18  0    69       RISING SUN (515)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACK EYE 3654                6   8  1    60       BLACK & BLUE (412)
-KANTRYP 4403                 11  10  0    58       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAGGUS 4468                   8   7  0    44       THE INANIMATES (514)
-CARPETMUNCHER 4558            8   4  1    41       CAJUN RAGE :) (518)
-KARATIA 3624                  5   2  0    40       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-SILHOUETTE 4464               4   6  0    37       THE INANIMATES (514)
-HE 5092                       6   4  0    36       SRETSAMLEUD III (579)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NANA KOOT 4713                6   2  0    32       DEMONIC (520)
 PAIN MISTRESS 4582            4   2  0    30       DEMONIC (520)
 BAEL 4567                     6   5  0    27       DEMONIC (520)
 GABRIEL 2408                  3   0  1    25       CLAN BATTLEAXE (261)
 HELL WARDEN 4715              3   3  0    25       DEMONIC (520)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROKTU MUDD 5023               3   3  0    23       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-KAMA 5153                     1   0  0    20       RISING SUN (515)
-DANCIN' SCARECROW 4466        4   6  0    18       THE INANIMATES (514)
-HYL TON 5118                  1   1  0    18       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-MINNET 4448                   4   5  0    17       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
 JAZMYNE 2409                  1   2  0    14       CLAN BATTLEAXE (261)
-EXAMPLE 5087                  3   1  0    12       SRETSAMLEUD III (579)
-EMBAS ESWITES 5045            0   1  0    11       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-GOAT 5088                     2   4  0    10       SRETSAMLEUD III (579)
-JUSTIN TIME 4552              1   0  0    10       CAJUN RAGE :) (518)
-DARWIN 5054                   2   0  0     9       WAY TO GO! II (346)
-D CAPITATE 5152               1   0  0     9       WAY TO GO! II (346)
-WAKI-ZASHI 5052               1   0  0     6       RISING SUN (515)
-SHURI KEN 5056                1   1  0     5       RISING SUN (515)
-B 3856                        0   1  0     5       K.B.W.F II (435)
-SUE PERATE 5044               0   2  0     2       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-REVOLTING BLOB 3855           0   1  0     1       K.B.W.F II (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JUMBO 4551                    0   1  0     1       CAJUN RAGE :) (518)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
D 3447                 0  1 0 ARMY OF DARKNESS 384  KENDROL LIGHTFINGE 26 148 NONE    
ANTAIA 4714            2  4 1 DEMONIC 520           FRELEN 21             148 NONE    
D 3858                 0  2 0 K.B.W.F II 435        ANODINE 27            148 NONE    
B HEAD 5151            0  1 0 WAY TO GO! II 346     ANTAIA 4714           147         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Red Hot Chile Papa -- Good fight.  I didn't appreciate that little Scimitar to the
face shot at the end though!  I guess as long as I won and it doesn't leave a scar,
then I'm ok. -- Chinese Simian

Hello, Arena!  I'll be gracing your presence for a few turns.  Please come and visit
DM 36.  I think everyone would enjoy the fierce competition in there. -- Polarius,
mgr. of KBWF II

Frisian -- You looked more like you were ready for a little hibernation there, while
as usual, I was off and running. -- Bull Market

Vanish -- Somewhat as predicted.  May have to try a defensive strategy against you
next time. -- Cross Czech, just a little upset.

Chinese Simian -- Are you related to Grape Ape? -- Red Hot Chile Papa

Asphyxiate -- Ok, now I feel like I am really getting ribbetted off.  That's two
fights in a row without any skills.  What gives with that? -- Bull Frog

Red Ruephin -- Not very patriotic of you. -- Yankee Doodle

Erinika -- Woe is me, 7-7(1)-15-17-21-9-9, Master Init & Defence, AdEx Attack, Expert
Riposte.  Time to try the dead tourney sandbagging routine I guess.  But to die to
Venomous Concubine???  That goes against the laws of the taliban. -- Knitted Afghan

Roktu Mudd -- What nerve you have only teaching me one skill!  Minute one, cut you to
ribbons, knocked you off your Karnhorn feet...I should have ended your life.  Maybe
next time I'll do just that.  Screw you, you'll never beat a Dwarf as mighty as I!!!
Swords high!!! -- Carpetmuncher  :)

Hullo...muh name is Wilma B. Weird.  Ah uzed ta be a rassler!  Ah like ta rassle!
Duh--u wanna rassle?  Guud by. -- Wilma

Greetings all -- My friends call me...wait, I have no friends.  Don't call me! --
Waste of Skin, manager of Wasted Weirdos

Kantryp -- Yes, the pickins is real slim here. -- Pain Mistress

D Capitate -- Tsk, tsk good fight.  At least I still have my head. -- Hell Warden

Ghost of B Head -- See you soon, ANTAIA, PS 11-13-8-17-9-11-15, 8 skills in 5 fights.
May the torches burn bright. -- Antaia

All -- I will be willing to put up some RSI Gift Certificates to a prize pool for a
Battle Royal.  I don't have the resources to track all the info to run a contest.
Something to excite the crowd, something like the contest in Talcama.  No avoiding
other contest teams; only fights against contest warriors count.  Score=wins+kills-
losses; first team to 15 wins!  Any other ideas to create 2nd Awaking? -- Goat

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

ANTAIA was dealt death by FRELEN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
D was murdered by ANODINE in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
D was savagely slain by KENDROL LIGHTFINGER in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
SAIONJI devastated CHINESE SIMIAN in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
VANISH was subdued by RED HOT CHILE PAPA in a 3 minute Challenge Title competition.
MIGHTY CUT-UP vanquished CROSS CZECH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
YANKEE DOODLE outwaited KHALHUMS DWARF in a dull 7 minute veteran's competition.
BULL MARKET slimly won victory over FRISIAN in a action packed 3 minute expert's duel.
BULL FROG overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute gory uneven duel.
NANA KOOT savagely defeated CULT MEMBER in a 3 minute gory melee.
PAIN MISTRESS overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BAEL devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
HELL WARDEN demolished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JAZMYNE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
GABRIEL overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  32 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  19 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  24 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  2      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  35 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  20 -  2      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  16 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  13 -  0      32  |

Turn 148 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    3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358    21  13  1  108 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAIONJI 4447               16   6  0  126 PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
STRIKING ATTACK  MIGHTY CUT-UP 317          10   6  0  114 PERFECTION QUEST (34)
TOTAL PARRY      BULL MARKET 4124           16   6  1   95 THE BULLS (43)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MIGHTY CUT-UP 317.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FRISIAN 4635.  The ten other most popular fighters were VANISH 4633, NANA 
KOOT 4713, ANTAIA 4714, D 3447, BULL FROG 4547, SAIONJI 4447, RED HOT CHILE PAPA 
3358, MIGHTY CUT-UP 317, BULL MARKET 4124, and PAIN MISTRESS 4582.

The least popular fighter this week was YANKEE DOODLE 3605.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were D 3858, HELL WARDEN 4715, CROSS CZECH 4008, CHINESE SIMIAN 
3859, GABRIEL 2408, JAZMYNE 2409, BAEL 4567, PAIN MISTRESS 4582, BULL MARKET 4124, 
and MIGHTY CUT-UP 317.