Date   : 06/17/2004    Duedate: 06/30/2004


DM-75    TURN-286

This Weeks Top Honors


(75-2794) [12-7-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RED MOSQUITO                   WONDERFUL
PARANOID ASYLUM (234)          THAT'S US (271)
(75-2794) [12-7-1,112]         (75-3083) [3-1-1,83]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SAND DANCERS (67)              PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
(75-2694) [18-45-1,100]        (75-2794) [12-7-1,112]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)       30
2. IN COLD BLOOD (215)         21      DARK TOADS (240)
3. FIFTH QUARTER (184)         17      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (67)           16
5. DARK TOADS (240)             7      THAT'S US (271)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         223 124  5 64.3   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)          9  6 0
 2/ 0 IN COLD BLOOD (215)       43  27  1 61.4   2/ 3 FIFTH QUARTER (184)       8  7 0
 3/ 3 FIFTH QUARTER (184)       85  80  6 51.5   3/ 2*THAT'S US (271)           7  8 1
 4/ 2*THAT'S US (271)           10  10  1 50.0   4/ 4 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     5  7 0
 5/ 6 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    103 119 11 46.4   5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (67)         5 10 0
 6/ 7 SAND DANCERS (67)        551 850 16 39.3   6/ 0 IN COLD BLOOD (215)       3  0 0

    '*'   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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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 318): WHATCHAMACALLIT of BUENO FER NADA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 291): LOUD DRUNK of PARTY GEEKS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 285): CYRUS of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 273): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                              (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 318): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 291): 1988 DODGERS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 285): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 273): TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 249): MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 291): LOUD DRUNK of PARTY GEEKS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               GREGORY GOYLE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 285): CYRUS of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings warriors and managers of Jade Mountain.  I depart here as your Duelmaster.
I am pleased to see that I have 4 fine warriors to offer my challenge to as I depart.
I have decided to challenge both P'Jerin and Woody as the two highest rated
challengers on my way out.  I leave here graduating at a mere 20FE, really I am a
much better warrior than my humble beginnings would have dictated.  12-12-8-17-17-5-
13 PS.  I am bonused in Init, attack, parry and decise and I leave here with skills
of: 12+/8/17/20/18/23.  A fine, nicely balanced skill set that has served me well.  I
also have excellent favorites (for a PS).  Mod/Mod SS, parry tactic.  I wish the best
of luck to those behind me and am hopeful that Aria and Arden can get their act
together and return to the challenger champions.  I am the 6th different style for
TigToad to graduate out of this arena.  Arden, Aria and Anne are 3 of the ones he is
missing.  I imagine my replacement will be a striker so that he can achieve one of
his last goals.  I have enjoyed my time as your champion and may the blood on your
sword not be mine. -- Cyrus

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt JADE MOUNTAIN will ever be the same.  And let's see, RED MOSQUITO fought 
P'JERIN and gained 20 points and contributed to PARANOID ASYLUM's 2-2-0.  ARIA has 
lost to WONDERFUL, falling 13 points, while helping make DARK TOADS a 2-3-0 turn.  
This week's Duelmaster bout was between WOODY and our Duelmaster CYRUS, making a 
challenge.  Defending his title for another turn, CYRUS kept SAND DANCERS' warrior, 
WOODY, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last 
night, cramped under the table at The Green Axe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the FIFTH 
QUARTER stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on JADE MOUNTAIN, what are 
you afraid of?  And avoiding FIFTH QUARTER more than any other team we find DARK 
TOADS.  JADE MOUNTAIN, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The 
most challenged warrior this turn was PARANOID ASYLUM's warrior YERIX.  More fighters 
challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  This is not good to see.  Why pray tell has GEREK been sent to the 
Dark Arena by FIFTH QUARTER?  And why with a 4-1-1 record??  We'd like to remind 
certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's 
considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in JADE MOUNTAIN again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED MOSQUITO 2794            12   7  1   112       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARDEN 3025                   13   7  0   105       DARK TOADS (240)
 WOODY 2503                   11  70  0   103       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ESSINA TYL VERN 2694         18  45  1   100       SAND DANCERS (67)
 P'JERIN 1972                 18   4  1    92       FIFTH QUARTER (184)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WONDERFUL 3083                3   1  1    83       THAT'S US (271)
 FRILLED DRAGON 2329          11   3  0    69       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 BUSHMASTER 2327               8   8  0    67       IN COLD BLOOD (215)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YERIX 2782                    8   8  0    66       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 ARIA 3012                    12  10  0    61       DARK TOADS (240)
 WITCH 3088                    2   2  0    60       THAT'S US (271)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOCKINGBIRD 3073              5   2  0    44       DARK TOADS (240)
-SALTY CROC  2662              5   3  1    35       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 TABATAN 3040                  9   7  0    34       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOLTO LEENI 3038              7  11  0    32       SAND DANCERS (67)
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            3   5  0    28       SAND DANCERS (67)
 GYHARD 3102                   3   0  0    24       FIFTH QUARTER (184)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GECKO 2800                    2   0  0    21       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
-MONKEY KING 2904              4   6  0    18       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 HORNY TOAD 2783               2   2  0    18       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 ALBANNON 3104                 1   0  0    15       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 WANTON 3089                   2   2  0    14       THAT'S US (271)
 ANNE 3101                     1   2  0    14       DARK TOADS (240)
 WORRIED 3086                  2   2  0    13       THAT'S US (271)
 OTAVAS 3103                   1   1  0    13       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 WICKED 3098                   1   2  0     8       THAT'S US (271)
 THE CORINTHIAN 3100           1   1  0     4       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GEREK 2181             4  2 1 FIFTH QUARTER 184     LU-LAO THE EYE 22     286 NONE    
ALBANNON 2059         11  8 2 FIFTH QUARTER 184     WONDERFUL 3083        285         
FRAIL ONE 3105         0  1 0 PARANOID ASYLUM 234   JADE WARRIOR 26       286 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

T'loi -- Gentle is good...sometimes, anyway. -- TigToad

Woody -- Uh, I meant that instruction booklet as a gag-gift last Christmas...I didn't
think you would actually follow it. -- TigToad

Yerix -- Are you sure _I_ won that fight?  Looking at the learns, I'm not so sure. --

Okay now... When I go 4-1 that is great.  I don't like the loss coming to a standby
though.  Geez.  I have to have a serious talk to Arden. -- TigToad

Cyrus -- I think I'll put this kind of thing on my resume.  You know, "Instructor to
Duel Toos."  It'll look good. -- Woody
P.S.  Hey, a challenge from the Duel Too is an HONOR.

Monkey King -- Are you a king of monkeys?  A monkey yourself, perhaps?  Learning to
fight in order to resist simian usurpers, no doubt.... -- Tabatan

Wicked -- But not amusingly so, too bad.  If you'd been female, it might've been fun.
-- Volto Leeni

Anne -- Do you happen to have a green gable about you anywhere? -- Treenva Taral

P'Jerin -- My, you do go on and on and on and on and on. -- Essina tyl Vern

T'Loi -- And it's a pleasure to have you amongst us again also. -- Lorana, acting
manager of the Sand Dancers

Wonderful -- Oh, yeah right.  Maybe I should ask Witch to make me a charm. --

Essina -- It's always a pleasure learning from such a lovely and talented woman. --

Anne -- I bruise easily, and how could I be voted Jade Mountain's Handsomest
Gladiator with unsightly blemishes?  Suck it up, girlie. -- Gyhard, with a smarmy

Gerek -- Drop dead...literally.  How could you lose to Ming, no matter how sly? --

25 May 2004
                                 TEN TURNS OF HELL:
                        The KLK Capture The Flag Competition

In the spirit of the ongoing effort to make arena play what it used to be (FUN!!), I
am proud to announce the KLK Capture The Flag Competition.  The competition will be
held in Jhans (DM-36, which has, by the way, grown in size equal to Talcama already).
:)  We are announcing this contest early to allow managers time to prep.

     -- On turn 462 (due 8/4/04) the lowest ranked warrior on your team is given your
team's 'flag' (he is your initial flag defender).
     -- Starting on turn 463 (due 8/18/04) flags will be defended every turn and turn
463 is the turn scoring will begin.
     -- Fights involving flags are winners-take-all and a warrior can carry as many
flags as he can win.
     -- If a warrior holding a flag either A) goes inactive, B) loses to a stand-by
warrior or C) gets DA'd, he forfeits all flags he has and they are returned the their
original team's lowest ranked warrior.
     -- If you hold your own flag on an inactive warrior you receive NO POINTS that
     -- If a warrior graduates to AD holding flags starting on the next turn those
flags will be defended by the lowest ranked warrior on the team of the graduating
     -- Scoring as follows for each turn:
          2 pts -- possession of your own team flag
          1 pt -- possession any other flag
          1 pt -- for each win
          1 pt -- for each kill
          1 pt -- for each award you receive in the newsletter
     -- You may enter as many teams as you like (per RSI rules) but each team is its
own entry.
     -- Tie-Breaker goes to the team that had the most points from flags.
     -- If still tied the tie-breaker will be the team that had the most points from
kills.  (It's the Delarq way.)
     -- The contest lasts 10 turns and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
(based on highest point totals)

Prizes: (what you've been waiting on)
1st -- 3 know favorites potions*
       DA warrior named after winning manager
2nd -- 2 know favorites potions*
3rd -- 1 know favorites potion*

* These are full favorite potions (weapon, rhythms and tactics) and can only be used
on warriors with at least 4 FE.

     How's that for paying out? (grin)  Even if you think that it's all about the TC,
these prizes should be enough to draw you in.  (You know who you are.)
     I hope to see friend and foe alike come to Jhans.  Legion, Froths, and all the
others...this is your personal invite.  Can you win?  Can you survive 10 turns of
Hell in Jhans?
     Note:  Special thanks to RSI for helping make this contest possible.  Thanks

KLK Alliance
Director Jhans' Board of Tourism
Warden of the Froth Circle (grin)
D.R.C. 4 Life

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

GEREK was butchered by LU-LAO THE EYE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FRAIL ONE was dealt death by JADE WARRIOR in a 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
CYRUS demolished WOODY in a popular 3 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge melee.
ARDEN devastated ESSINA TYL VERN in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
WONDERFUL devastated ARIA in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
MOCKINGBIRD was devastated by YERIX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
WANTON unbelievably bested THE CORINTHIAN in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
ANNE lost to VOLTO LEENI in a 2 minute beginner vs. veteran Challenge duel.
RED MOSQUITO viciously subdued P'JERIN in a popular 3 minute veteran's Title duel.
FRILLED DRAGON overcame WITCH in a 2 minute gory bout.
BUSHMASTER demolished TABATAN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WORRIED was viciously subdued by TREENVA TARAL in a exciting 4 minute brutal contest.
WICKED was bested by HORNY TOAD in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
GYHARD handily defeated SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a 1 minute uneven fight.
OTAVAS overpowered LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
ALBANNON overcame TALK-TO-DEATH in a 4 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       18 -   8 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  15 -  4      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         5 -  14 -  0      26  |

Turn 286 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RED MOSQUITO 2794          12   7  1  112 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
SLASHING ATTACK  ARDEN 3025                 13   7  0  105 DARK TOADS (240)
TOTAL PARRY      P'JERIN 1972               18   4  1   92 FIFTH QUARTER (184)
WALL OF STEEL    FRILLED DRAGON 2329        11   3  0   69 IN COLD BLOOD (215)
PARRY-LUNGE      ARIA 3012                  12  10  0   61 DARK TOADS (240)
BASHING ATTACK   TABATAN 3040                9   7  0   34 SAND DANCERS (67)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ESSINA TYL VERN 2694.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RED MOSQUITO 2794.  The ten other most popular fighters were TREENVA TARAL 
3072, THE CORINTHIAN 3100, VOLTO LEENI 3038, WITCH 3088, FRAIL ONE 3105, ARDEN 3025, 

The least popular fighter this week was TABATAN 3040.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GEREK 2181, ALBANNON 3104, OTAVAS 3103, WICKED 3098, WORRIED 3086, 
BUSHMASTER 2327, ANNE 3101, YERIX 2782, MOCKINGBIRD 3073, and ARIA 3012.

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

CYRUS (75-3022) DARK TOADS (240)