DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/29/2008    Duedate: 05/26/2008

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-13

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOSSIPID
INVIDIOTS (16)
(83-99) [10-3-1,85]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              LILITH
                               FEMME FATALE II (34)
                               (83-228) [7-2-0,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EYE                            PARALDOXIA
REJECTS (13)                   ZEITGEIST (18)
(83-180) [3-9-0,18]            (83-112) [4-8-0,27]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INVIDIOTS (16)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)        39
2. THE ASCENDANTS (10)         27      BAD SIGNS (24)
3. OLLIS HEROES (27)           27      Unchartered Team
4. ZEITGEIST (18)              23
5. WAITING FOR DAWN (33)       21      FEMME FATALE II (34)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BAD SIGNS (24)            40  20  3 66.7   1/ 1 INVIDIOTS (16)           11  4 0
 2/ 3 OLDIES (5)                42  23  2 64.6   2/ 3 OLDIES (5)               10  5 1
 3/ 2 INVIDIOTS (16)            42  23  2 64.6   3/ 5 OLLIS HEROES (27)        10  5 0
 4/ 4 THE ASCENDANTS (10)       39  25  0 60.9   4/ 6 THE ASCENDANTS (10)       9  6 0
 5/ 6 OLLIS HEROES (27)         32  33  0 49.2   5/ 2 BAD SIGNS (24)            9  6 0
 6/ 5*FEMME FATALE II (34)      22  23  1 48.9   6/ 4 ZEITGEIST (18)            8  7 0
 7/ 7 WAITING FOR DAWN (33)     21  27  1 43.8   7/ 7*FEMME FATALE II (34)      7  8 0
 8/ 8 ZEITGEIST (18)            25  35  2 41.7   8/ 9 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)      6  9 2
 9/11 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)      25  38  3 39.7   9/10 REJECTS (13)              6  9 0
10/12 REJECTS (13)              24  41  1 36.9  10/ 8 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       5 10 1
11/ 9 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       24  41  1 36.9  11/11 WAITING FOR DAWN (33)     3 11 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TELORINTHE games.  My praise to OLDIES for their 4-1-1 
week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  
VENGEANCE HAMMER caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 15 points in recognition.  In one 
of the week's more notable duels, OUTLANDER HAMMER put down ESTELLA HAVISHAM, causing 
her to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has GOSSIPID in 
the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers 
combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in 
TELORINTHE seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TELORINTHE.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  ZEITGEIST is feared.  This much I can say.  Methinks more 
than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last week 
avoiding ZEITGEIST.  Indeed it was DEATH'S CHOSEN.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  LILITH take warning!  You have more than a few enemies 
in TELORINTHE.  LILITH must really be harboring a grudge against the OLLIS HEROES 
guild!  Merciless, 18 challenged down BUZZ points this week to duel with she.  The 
weight of the challenge fell hard upon BUZZ and predictably he was defeated by 
LILITH.  This is how to arouse the anger of an entire guild!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one 
reward--death.  This past week KAS OF YS, at 5-7-0, departed TELORINTHE forever.  My 
hearty congratulations KALLOR, for thy revenge upon LOTUS-EATER, slayer of thy fallen 
comrade.  Next time she will know better, eh?  Some say a warrior is judged by the 
way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the 
belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a 
rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOSSIPID 99                  10   3  1    85       INVIDIOTS (16)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN SOMBRERO 139          11   1  1    85       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIMPLETONGUE 194             10   1  0    64       INVIDIOTS (16)
 KALLOR 69                     7   6  0    62       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 LILITH 228                    7   2  0    59       FEMME FATALE II (34)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYRIAL 103                    9   4  1    53       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 CYCLIDIA 111                  7   5  1    53       ZEITGEIST (18)
 LOTUS-EATER 193               7   4  1    49       INVIDIOTS (16)
 TRAKE 72                     10   3  0    47       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 LETTER SWEATER 43             9   4  1    46       OLDIES (5)
 VODI 158                      8   5  0    46       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 DRAGGIN' MAIN 44             11   2  0    42       OLDIES (5)
 DETOUR 141                    7   5  1    42       BAD SIGNS (24)
 GENERICKY 100                 8   5  0    41       INVIDIOTS (16)
 BUZZ 155                      7   6  0    40       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 KNOW AND DESPAIR 199          7   3  0    40       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
 FI 84                         6   7  1    39       REJECTS (13)
 CONFESSION 47                10   3  1    38       OLDIES (5)
 OUTLANDER HAMMER 33           7   6  0    38       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 ISHTAR 184                    5   7  0    35       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEAL HOME 138                8   4  1    34       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAKE ME HOLY AGAIN 198        6   4  0    33       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
 GUSHAN 222                    3   2  0    33       ZEITGEIST (18)
 ROYAL RAGE HAMMER 37          9   4  1    32       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 RIZZYN 104                    4   9  0    32       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 PEP RALLY 46                  7   6  0    29       OLDIES (5)
 TORPORTLY 102                 7   6  0    27       INVIDIOTS (16)
 FENER 68                      7   6  0    27       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 PARALDOXIA 112                4   8  0    27       ZEITGEIST (18)
 BLOODY STOOL 143              7   5  0    26       BAD SIGNS (24)
 FHUME 86                      5   8  0    26       REJECTS (13)
 FOE 85                        6   7  0    25       REJECTS (13)
 DELILAH 230                   5   4  1    25       FEMME FATALE II (34)
 WASNIS 224                    3   1  0    24       OLLIS HEROES (27)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ESTELLA HAVISHAM 227          7   2  0    23       FEMME FATALE II (34)
 THE 192                       4   7  0    22       REJECTS (13)
 TOA JALLER 183                3   9  0    22       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 HELGA HOARFROST 237           2   0  0    21       ZEITGEIST (18)
 VENGEANCE HAMMER 233          2   1  1    19       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 PRINS RIKARD 232              2   1  0    19       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 UNIFY WITH A SPADE 200        4   6  0    18       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
 EYE 180                       3   9  0    18       REJECTS (13)
 NEVER SLEEP 197               3   7  0    16       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
 VALENTINE HAMMER 226          2   2  0    16       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 LOLA 231                      3   6  0    15       FEMME FATALE II (34)
 TREACH 218                    4   2  0    14       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 REVENANT 213                  2   5  0    14       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 CUSTODIAN 215                 2   4  0    14       OLDIES (5)
 MORWEL 210                    2   6  0    12       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 TOGG 234                      2   1  0     9       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 CLODIA 229                    0   9  0     9       FEMME FATALE II (34)
 GROUNDHOG HAMMER 225          0   4  0     4       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 72 OVER PAR 235               0   2  0     2       BAD SIGNS (24)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      VENGEANCE HAMMER 233   13  NONE
NO TOURNEY HAMMER 214   1  3 0 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ 3   LADY BLUE 221          10  REVENGED
3RD AND 98 142          7  3 0 BAD SIGNS 24         LYRIAL 103             11  JUST REVENGED
TAUTROSA 154            7  3 0 OLLIS HEROES 27      LETTER SWEATER 43      10  REVENGED
OSSERC 70               7  3 0 THE ASCENDANTS 10    LOTUS-EATER 193        10  JUST REVENGED
KAS OF YS 109           5  7 0 ZEITGEIST 18         CONFESSION 47          13   
LADY BLUE 221           1  2 1 ZEITGEIST 18         ROYAL RAGE HAMMER 37   11   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gossipid -- Now I must admit that I liked your column again!  However, Mrs. Vaughn,
English and Literature (and Latin) teacher that she was, is not giving it any rave
reviews.  Keep up the good work. -- Coach

Fener -- Your Manager fell asleep?  If he doesn't go for long, patient, and great
style, then don't let him try to read Tolstoy's War And Peace! -- Confession

Toa Jaller -- I guess that was a good try.  Just don't bloody my prized sweater. -- Letter Sweater
All -- Coach's Letter Sweater was heavy black wool, with a big gold "C" on the front.
The C had a small football, basketball, baseball, and track (mercury emblem) on it.
On the sleeve was a big gold star, for having served as captain, and 4 gold chevrons
beneath it for each year of lettering. -- The 1963 Cannelton Bulldog Almanac

Fi -- I don't think of you as Foe, and I nearly Fum bled that win. -- Draggin' Main

Paraldoxia -- Lucky?  After all you revealed to me, there can surely be no good gods
on your team? -- Confession

Vengeance Hammer -- Clean up that mess! -- Custodian

Fener?  I didn't want you!  You are too much for me! -- Pep Rally

Azaziel -- You can check with the Gladiatorial Commission, but this team is my team
from 81, which I had more fun with.  They have a waiver for no tourney experience, so
you can request to have them checked at any time and have a warrior DA'ed that falls
under the violation of any rules.  Truth is, the old team got boring and this team
sat for financial reasons.
     Now managers that know me will tell you I'm above reproach on issues and while I
will bend rules as they can be bent, I will not break them.  If you do have a problem
with what has been done, then either step up and do something about it or stop
whining and being a brat.  I'm sure you can handle that challenge. -- JGW

Hammer -- If you would please inquire about the status of Femme Fatale II and ensure
that any warrior with tourney experience be Dark Arena'd immediately for violation of
the rules and spirit of this arena.  Boy, I wish there was a stipulation that anyone
willing to throw that accusation around without any basis and were wrong would have
any warrior DA'ed by the manager who was accused, at his discretion.  Oh, well.
Hindsight is what it is. -- JGW

Gossipid -- Keep it up.  Keep it up.  Some quite interesting, if not completely
grammatical ads.  Love it. -- Coach

Fener -- Stay awake?  Where's NO-DOZ when you need it? -- Coach
P.S.  They still make that stuff?

Toa Jaller -- The feud was fun.  Now don't get hurt. -- Letter Sweater

72 Over Par -- A long slow dance, just how I like them.  Thanks. -- Treach

Pep Rally -- Lots of Pep not much Rally. -- Fener

Foe -- A nice even matchup for once and I think the better man won. -- Kallor

Prins Rikard -- Well I see you made good use of your team mate's defeat.  Maybe I can
return the favor later on. -- Togg

Torportly -- Interesting challenge.  I am pretty sure you didn't intend it to go the
way it went though.  Maybe next time. -- Trake

Lotus-Eater -- I seem to have missed you this turn because I was a lazy manager.
Hope to catch up with you next turn. -- Wretch

Lyrial -- Have to try that at least one more time. -- Golden Sombrero

Kas of Ys -- Way to use and abuse Gushan to ensure your win. -- Bloody Stool

Lola -- Are you a showgirl? -- Steal Home

Genericky -- I count that as 2-1 my favour.  Any bets on how many times we meet up
before leaving this town? -- Detour

Treach -- Er, y? -- 72 over Par

Valentine Hammer -- Not my weapon of choice, but it served its purpose. -- Helga

Revenant -- I am told we are not supposed to fight each other's team....  My
apologies. -- Bushan

Bloody Stool -- Tough one, ain't ya? -- Kas of Ys

Delialah -- Nothin' personal sis, but you need to hit the weights. -- Cyclidia

Confession -- Do you really need one to determine my motives? -- Paraldoxia

The Scribe -- I truly hope that "things" are doing better! :) -- Azaziel

Bad Signs -- Congratulations on your revenge.  We will be watching you. -- Azaziel

Unify with a Spade -- I don't know who "Dawn" is, but perhaps you should find her!
All this "waiting" you're doing doesn't seem healthy! -- Rizzyn

Outlander Hammer -- I think next time, I prefer you to stand. -- Morwel

Simple Tongue -- Your tongue may be simple, but my injuries are complex!  Nice fight!
-- Ishtar

Golden Sombrero -- Good job!  Maybe next time you'll let me give you a nice caress,
they you'll be screaming. -- Lyrial

Gossipid -- Congrats on remaining Duelmaster!  I'm certain that Michael will try to
get you drunk again! -- Azaziel

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOLDEN SOMBRERO devastated LYRIAL in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
KALLOR won victory over LOTUS-EATER in a 5 minute Bloodfeud battle.
PRINS RIKARD was handily defeated by LETTER SWEATER in a 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
LILITH bested BUZZ in a 2 minute gory Challenge contest.
DETOUR was defeated by CYCLIDIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
ISHTAR was bested by TRAKE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
KNOW AND DESPAIR luckily beat ROYAL RAGE HAMMER in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
MAKE ME HOLY AGAIN bested FHUME in a popular 3 minute Challenge competition.
RIZZYN was unbelievably bested by DRAGGIN' MAIN in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
KAS OF YS was barely slain by CONFESSION in a slow 17 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
STEAL HOME won victory over PARALDOXIA in a popular 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
CLODIA was viciously subdued by REVENANT in a 2 minute gory Challenge bout.
LOLA was savagely defeated by THE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
TOA JALLER overcame UNIFY WITH A SPADE in a 2 minute brutal Challenge contest.
HELGA HOARFROST savagely defeated TREACH in a popular 3 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
72 OVER PAR was overcome by TOGG in a 5 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
WASNIS overpowered NEVER SLEEP in a 2 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
GUSHAN handily defeated FOE in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge bout.
GOSSIPID bested M. CHARDINEE in a 4 minute Title fight.
SIMPLETONGUE overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ESTELLA HAVISHAM was savagely defeated by OUTLANDER HAMMER in a tiring 9 minute match.
DELILAH was devastated by VODI in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
FENER was narrowly defeated by GENERICKY in a exciting 6 minute gory duel.
FI handily defeated CUSTODIAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TORPORTLY bested MORWEL in a exciting 1 minute bout.
PEP RALLY defeated EYE in a 1 minute fight.
BLOODY STOOL won victory over GROUNDHOG HAMMER in a 2 minute match.
VALENTINE HAMMER overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
VENGEANCE HAMMER viciously butchered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         AIMED BLOW        36 -  19 -  3      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    8         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  23 -  2      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       68 -  44 -  1      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     38 -  28 -  1      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   38 -  38 -  3      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    48 -  97 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  40 -  1      30  |

Turn  13 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     4 - 10         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1                                       2  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  3                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GOSSIPID 99                10   3  1   85 INVIDIOTS (16)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDEN SOMBRERO 139        11   1  1   85 BAD SIGNS (24)
PARRY-LUNGE      SIMPLETONGUE 194           10   1  0   64 INVIDIOTS (16)
LUNGING ATTACK   LILITH 228                  7   2  0   59 FEMME FATALE II (34)
AIMED BLOW       LYRIAL 103                  9   4  1   53 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
SLASHING ATTACK  CYCLIDIA 111                7   5  1   53 ZEITGEIST (18)
PARRY-STRIKE     LOTUS-EATER 193             7   4  1   49 INVIDIOTS (16)
TOTAL PARRY      DRAGGIN' MAIN 44           11   2  0   42 OLDIES (5)
WALL OF STEEL    KNOW AND DESPAIR 199        7   3  0   40 WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
BASHING ATTACK   OUTLANDER HAMMER 33         7   6  0   38 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EYE 180.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PARALDOXIA 112.  The ten other most popular fighters were HELGA HOARFROST 237, 
GENERICKY 100, FHUME 86, RIZZYN 104, THE 192, TOA JALLER 183, LILITH 228, ROYAL RAGE 
HAMMER 37, REVENANT 213, and TOGG 234.

The least popular fighter this week was CONFESSION 47.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KAS OF YS 109, ESTELLA HAVISHAM 227, GROUNDHOG HAMMER 225, EYE 180, 
CUSTODIAN 215, DELILAH 230, OUTLANDER HAMMER 33, FOE 85, NEVER SLEEP 197, and 72 OVER 
PAR 235.

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."