Date   : 07/09/2004    Duedate: 07/22/2004


DM-78    TURN-275

This Weeks Top Honors


(78-2426) [13-13-0,75]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ONE-EYE TEO                    SHOELESS JOE
SAND DANCERS (68)              GLORY DAYS (277)
(78-2426) [13-13-0,75]         (78-2366) [6-0-0,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ONE-EYE TEO                    SHOELESS JOE
SAND DANCERS (68)              GLORY DAYS (277)
(78-2426) [13-13-0,75]         (78-2366) [6-0-0,63]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADS II (292)         33
2. GLORY DAYS (277)            15      SAND DANCERS (68)
3. THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)       0      Unchartered Team
4. TREE PEOPLE (265)            0
5. PBA (275)                    0      GLORY DAYS (277)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GLORY DAYS (277)           6   1  0 85.7   1/ 3*DARK TOADS II (292)       6  4 0
 2- 3*THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    21   7  2 75.0   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68)         4  8 0
 3- 4 TREE PEOPLE (265)        173  79  7 68.7   3/ 5*GLORY DAYS (277)          3  1 0
 4- 5 PBA (275)                101  73  8 58.0   4- 1 TREE PEOPLE (265)         3  2 0
 5/ 6*DARK TOADS II (292)        8   6  0 57.1   5- 7*THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    1  0 0
 6/ 7 SAND DANCERS (68)        528 651 18 44.8   6- 4 PBA (275)                 1  2 0
 7- 0*PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)     0   2  0  0.0   7- 0*PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)    0  2 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 319): DILYS TYL KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 292): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 287): RED MOSQUITO of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 274): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                              (Rebina, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 319): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 292): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 287): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 274): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 251): MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 292): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
                   (turn 291): LOUD DRUNK of PARTY GEEKS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               GREGORY GOYLE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 287): ESSINA TYL VERN of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I know what the Commission says, it says that ass Teo is the Duel-Too.  Well,
okay, I'll allow him the title, even if he IS an orc, and we all know what orcs are
like.  But *I* get to write the column, because *I* won the title match.
     Me, Khorharkhdhav of Khra, known in the arena (over my objections) as the
Khalhums Dwarf.  What is it about this Khalhums place that everyone thinks all
Dwarves come from there?  By what I can find out, it's some hole-in-the-wall market
town, half full of humans and shoes, under some two-bit hill over east across the
lake somewhere.  Doesn't even have its own arena, so how can they be TRAINING their
stupid Dwarves?  I guess that town's so dead that all the Dwarves have to leave home
to make a living, if you can call fighting in the arena "making a living."  I
wouldn't do it myself except that I lost a bet with my second cousin's wife's
brother-in-law's uncle and this was the forfeit.  Of course, I've put my time here to
good use--you won't catch a DWARF wasting time in bars!  I've set up what will be a
very nice little business in GOOD mail, once the time's up and I can quit this job.
And I can't wait.  Soon, all you gladiators--all, what, ten or so?--will be wearing
mail that you bought from ME.

                                Khorharkhdhav of Khra

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt LIN TIRIAN will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as TREE PEOPLE is pushed out of top team by DARK TOADS II, who came from 
3rd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  And let's see, ILLUSIONIST fought IRLON and gained 13 
points and contributed to DARK TOADS II's 3-2-0.  Our Duelmaster has lost, folks, 
lost to M. CHARDINEE, BUT ONE-EYE TEO is still the Duelmaster because he has the most 
recognition points!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable 
sources that The Lost Hope Inn uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     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 THE 
WILLBURYS 78 stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on LIN TIRIAN, what 
are you afraid of?  And guess who avoided THE WILLBURYS 78 stable the most?  Believe 
it or not, it was DARK TOADS II.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was SAND DANCERS' warrior CLUMSY DAN.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  SHOELESS JOE of GLORY DAYS had better have a good reason 
for challenging down 9 points in a TV challenge which he won.  I thought SHOELESS JOE 
showed great skill and promise when he subdued CLUMSY DAN.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that LIN TIRIAN 
has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, LIN TIRIAN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet 
again, keep your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and 
my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONE-EYE TEO 2426             13  13  0    75       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOELESS JOE 2366             6   0  0    63       GLORY DAYS (277)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501            9   6  0    55       SAND DANCERS (68)
-UNBELIEVABLE 2308             5   2  1    50       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-UNFORGETTABLE 2306            4   1  1    45       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-CLIFF OAKS 2478               4   5  0    40       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 CLUMSY DAN 2476               7  16  0    39       SAND DANCERS (68)
-CHIP-WOOD 2425                9   5  0    37       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-150 2567                      3   1  1    36       PBA (275)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ILLUSIONIST 2511              2   0  0    33       DARK TOADS II (292)
-BABY SPLIT 2432               7   6  1    32       PBA (275)
-MARYANITA II 2571             2   1  0    31       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 IRLON 2489                    5  15  0    30       SAND DANCERS (68)
-FIVE + FIVE 2553              4   3  0    29       PBA (275)
 NECROMANCER 2520              2   1  0    29       DARK TOADS II (292)
 ABJURER 2534                  2   1  0    28       DARK TOADS II (292)
 CONJURER 2512                 2   1  0    28       DARK TOADS II (292)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-APPLE-TREE 2566               3   1  0    23       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-UNRELIABLE 2307               5   1  0    17       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-UNTOUCHABLE 2305              5   1  0    16       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-BOXWOOD 2565                  4   1  0    14       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-UNSTOPABLE 2309               2   2  0    14       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-TYLER DURDEN 2577             0   2  0     6       PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
A 2582                 0  1 0 DARK TOADS II 292     WURM KIN 27           275 NONE    
KIRSTEN 2363           0  1 0 GLORY DAYS 277        MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     275 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Fratsfa Slave wasn't much FUN.  He seems to be all worried about his status, like
being a slave is some kind of important thing.  Well, it just goes to show.  I mean,
we all know that Alastarians are weird, right?  And Andorians are the weirdest, and
of THEM, the Fratsfans are the most weirdest.  But really, if he thinks he HAS to be
a slave, he shouldn't have come HERE.  I mean, slavery's illegal.  You get into lots
of trouble for it. -- Blonde Billie

Shoeless Joe -- Your toes are disgusting. -- Irlon

Conjurer -- Wow!  You're really pretty!  I was stunned and stuff like that, and I
didn't mean to hit you there.  It's my clumsiness. -- Clumsy Dan

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

KIRSTEN was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
A was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SHOELESS JOE demolished CLUMSY DAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ILLUSIONIST devastated IRLON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
ONE-EYE TEO was defeated by M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute Title match.
BLONDE BILLIE bested NECROMANCER in a 2 minute bloody expert vs. novice brawl.
CONJURER overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ABJURER overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  14 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  13 -  0      19  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 275 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SHOELESS JOE 2366           6   0  0   63 GLORY DAYS (277)
AIMED BLOW       BLONDE BILLIE 2501          9   6  0   55 SAND DANCERS (68)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ONE-EYE TEO 2426.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KIRSTEN 2363.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHOELESS JOE 2366, 
2511, CONJURER 2512, A 2582, CLUMSY DAN 2476, and IRLON 2489.

The least popular fighter this week was IRLON 2489.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CLUMSY DAN 2476, A 2582, CONJURER 2512, ILLUSIONIST 2511, ABJURER 2534,