DARKHOLM SPORTING JOURNAL

Date   : 05/29/2004    Duedate: 06/11/2004

DARKHOLM

DM-104    TURN-376

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 BLACK PRIMER 82/1187 1140  424  7 72.9      CRIMINAL ELEMENT 39/1074              
    LEGENDS OF STEELE 1/1047                 11 SEA DOGS 18/328        33   44  2 42.9
  2 PARENTHOOD 82/1122   1483 1209 16 55.1      THE CUTTHROATS 7/203                  
    WHY WE LOVE TUM 82/1164                  12 BEAST MASTERS 37/136  119  165  1 41.9
    4-LETTER WORDS 48/1063                      ELEMENTS OF PSI 58/423                
    STREET PIZZA 18/114                         KREWE OF DRUID 6/1186                 
    CHEAP DENTISTRY 82/1098                     ACTS OF NATURE 6/415                  
    MY WIFE'S COSMETICS 82/1038                 BEAST MASTERS 18/1192                 
    WHAT I ATE FOR XMAS 82/1114              13 KIDS GONE BAD 3/446    17   24  0 41.5
    LUST MUPPETS 32/1036                     14 SAND KINGS 69/1118     49   74  0 39.8
    PUNCHLINES 82/1115                          MUSIC TO KILL BY 96/1119              
  3 IT'S NEW! 6/1195     1576 1350  6 53.9      TERRAPIN STATION 10/616               
    MORE NEW TEAMS 2 5/1188                  15 NINJAS 7/1107          60   91  1 39.7
    NEGATIVE CASH FLOW 82/1197                  KILLERS 41/1145                       
    FLAT BROKE 82/1184                          SCIENCE FICTION 6/1191                
    DP CLONES 24/1045                        16 DELVERS 42/1000       219  366  1 37.4
    CEMENTIA 61/1112                            DOGS OF WAR 4/999                     
    PEPPER PRACTICE II 57/1069                  GAMES LIBRARY 3/998                   
    DIABLO TOO 23/1037                       17 JOHNS 5/927           784 1373 16 36.3
    WASTELAND 18/468                            SCARRY TEAM 36/824                    
    WASTELAND II 7/500                          THE LADY'S LIST 6/917                 
    MY DRUGS 98/1179                            ARROGANCE 18/732                      
  4 STYROFOAM 82/1090    1122  976  8 53.5      JUST BECAUSE 38/1151                  
  5 QUBIT 10/1140         550  486  2 53.1   18 BIG BAD 7/1073        477  882  8 35.1
    ON A WHIM 82/1014                           SHEPHERDS 18/432                      
    SIR AGLIO 10/600                            NEXT GENERATION 18/1150               
  6 THE A TEAM 38/1044    639  628  6 50.4      THIS LITTLE PRIGGY 25/1162            
    BIG MEAN FISH 18/292                        NEXT GENERATION 58/1075               
  7 SRETSAMLEUD 18/1183    13   13  1 50.0      MIGHTY MORALS 51/1120                 
    SRETSAMLEUD 37/1134                         SUPER BASH BROTHERS 6/1067            
  8 SHAMROCKS 58/424      163  168  3 49.2      FOUND IN THE SAND 32/1034             
  9 BLADES OF ICE 7/192   341  357  2 48.9   19 NIGHT TRAIN 37/545     17   32  0 34.7
    BLADES OF CHAOS 5/961                       NIGHT TRAIN 6/1158                    
    BLADES OF MIST 4/959                     20 INDIFFERENCE 7/1194     1    0  0  100
    ZODIAC KNIGHTS 3/958                     21 MEGAWARRIORS 10/1198    0    1  0  0.0
 10 INDULGENT DR 54/1153   55   67  1 45.1

    '##/###' Avoid teams by their Team Id     '-'  Team did not fight this turn

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

Warriors of Darkholm,

     Whew!  That Ketcham has issues!  Mind you, not that I'm in favor of the sort of
touchy-feely men-weep-freely Federation that you hear them planning at university
cocktail parties.  It makes me shudder.
     As a matter of fact, though, did you know that the wild Rirorni ancestors of
whom we are so proud were a conspicuously weepy lot?  Some of the less successful
tribes actually had traditional sob-songs that they sang after losing a battle.  I
heard one once, performed by a folk music troupe.  Gods!  When mourning their fallen
comrades after a battle they would wail loudly and tear their hair.  In the last
century it wasn't their real hair but loosely-attached false locks that they had put
in their hair for the purpose, sometimes complete with fake blood and skin at the
roots.  I really prefer the strong, silent mourning of our modern Delarquans, if
mourning must be done at all.
     Doone, thank you for your excellent column!  You do understand, don't you, that
magical weapons aren't allowed in any arena?  Especially nothing as conspicuous as
the Runeblade.  You could have carried it on adventures, however...but not now that
you're in Primus.
     If Doone is gone, who does have the Runeblade now?  DR DAZZLE (574485)
(59302,214) of PEPPER PRACTICE II TV challenged SLEEPLESS PARANOIA (822252)
(22171,249) of PARENTHOOD.  DR DAZZLE was demolished by SLEEPLESS PARANOIA in a 1
minute Challenge Title melee.  Sleepless, take good care of that sword.  And I look
forward to reading your column next turn.
     In addition to the title fight and the turn's longest fight (which is detailed
later in my report), there was one other Tournament Victor fight:  MUMPHY CHICK
(15487) (1310,79) of LEGENDS OF STEELE TV challenged B.A. TURRY (393383) (18201,51)
of CRIMINAL ELEMENT.  MUMPHY CHICK won victory over B.A. TURRY in a crowd pleasing 4
minute Challenge brawl.
     It wasn't her fault that she got an easy match...BLACK WIDOW (371303)
(59672,194) of BEAST MASTERS fought THANOS (371406) (29392,153) of NIGHT TRAIN.
BLACK WIDOW overcame THANOS in an action packed 1 minute match.  The shirt did not
come off.  I wonder, dear, whether someone has secretly been weakening the seams of
your shirts.  That happened to me once when I was on a mission in the royal court
of...I'd better not say.  Some silly young prince thought it was the height of
amusement to weaken my entire wardrobe in that way.  I was forever losing my clothes;
once during a masquerade ball I was left with nothing but my shoes and silk
stockings, and my mask.  That was the most drafty waltz I have ever experienced, but
I think I carried it off with style.  You were wise to wear something brand-new into
the arena this time.
     I'm fairly certain this was our longest fight this turn:  A DIFFERENT GRAPE
(821258) (40281,216) of MY WIFE'S COSMETICS TV challenged ETCHED IN STONE (613112)
(41201,195) of CEMENTIA.  A DIFFERENT GRAPE viciously subdued ETCHED IN STONE in a
613 minute Challenge fight.  Ten and a quarter hours.  You know, it's because of
fighters like these that a brawl can shut down your favorite tavern from happy hour
all the way through to closing time.  I remember once in Skaithvarn I saw two feuding
colonels expressing their mutual dislike at sword point--both magically enhanced they
were, and the fight went on for three days.  A holiday was declared and half the army
turned out to place bets.  I believe the combatants were court-martialed afterward,
but it at least Grape Etchie don't have to worry about that.
     Braden was most challenged.  16) WENT TO MARKET (254288) (22192,100) of THIS
LITTLE PRIGGY challenged BRADEN (64867) (55890,74) of THE LADY'S LIST.  WtM was after
skills, I think, but may not have had time to learn anything.  WENT TO MARKET was
overpowered by BRADEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
     Next Generation was most avoided by Wasteland.  Well done.
     Our much-beloved SPEEDI (583029) (100823,224) of SHAMROCKS fought JANAE (53867)
(53423,214) of BLADES OF CHAOS.  To everyone's disappointment, SPEEDI was vanquished
by JANAE in a popular 1 minute brutal mismatched fray.
     In the day's most thrilling fight, ONE A DAY (98799) (21143,193) of MY DRUGS
fought RAMZA (74340) (53342,167) of BLADES OF ICE.  ONE A DAY was viciously subdued
by RAMZA in an exciting 4 minute brutal fight.  Well done, Ramza!
      I think that's all.  Oh, I have some advice.  If you have a few days of
freedom, be conservative in lining up chores to get done.  Leave yourself time to
just rest and have fun.

      Until next time,
                                        Desiree

KEEPER OF THE RUNEBLADE       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SLEEPLESS PARANOIA 82-2252  23  17  1  275  PARENTHOOD (1122)          DWES EG

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WHIRLING WORD 48-3815       63  38  1  267  4-LETTER WORDS (1063)      CAER
 CLEANER WRASSE 18-6495      69  62  2  249  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 SPLURGE ON WAX LIP 18-6485  61  47  3  239  STREET PIZZA (114)         TALCAMA

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JACK BOY 82-2030            75  56  0  234  ON A WHIM (1014)           DWES EG
 JANAE 5-3867                54  42  3  234  BLADES OF CHAOS (961)      KALTOS
 A DIFFERENT GRAPE 82-1258   41  28  1  228  MY WIFE'S COSMETICS (1038) DWES EG
 DARK GUMBY 7-4694           54  36  1  223  WASTELAND II (500)         BONSUR
 MAHI MAHI 18-4899           95  63  1  218  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 DR NUT 24-4254              55  34  2  218  DP CLONES (1045)           ZORPUNT
 SHOCKING TOAD 7-310         54  70  1  218  NINJAS (1107)              BONSUR
 HOCKEY 82-5719              23  22  0  218  CHEAP DENTISTRY (1098)     DWES EG
 SCHYLER 6-4866              55  90  1  211  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CHICK WITH A STICK 23-4365  56  48  2  208  DIABLO TOO (1037)          TI
 ROB A. REE 39-3241          36  24  1  207  CRIMINAL ELEMENT (1074)    XOCHITHLAN
 MIMIC BLENNY 18-7541        33  18  1  206  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 TORNADO 6-2249              32  40  2  205  ACTS OF NATURE (415)       TRANSEL
 RYGEL 18-7142               46  40  1  204  WASTELAND (468)            TALCAMA
 DEORNE 7-2529               70  52  1  201  BLADES OF ICE (192)        BONSUR
 MISS HONEY 36-4850          66  62  0  201  SCARRY TEAM (824)          JHANS
 SIR ENE 10-4360             50  31  3  201  SIR AGLIO (600)            KOLACT
 SALIEL 3-5485               59  47  1  197  ZODIAC KNIGHTS (958)       OSKSI
 RENAE 7-4304                58  40  3  197  BLADES OF ICE (192)        BONSUR
 RAZOX 7-2400                75  54  1  196  BLADES OF ICE (192)        BONSUR
 BLACK WIDOW 37-1303         60  67  2  196  BEAST MASTERS (136)        SIBIKHAS
 DUSKY JAWFISH 18-6978       43  45  1  196  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 TAPS 96-841                 22  18  5  194  MUSIC TO KILL BY (1119)    OLD VALAMANTIS
 SPEEDI 58-3029             100  83  3  193  SHAMROCKS (424)            DELARQ TOR
 STARBUCK 6-5387             35  22  0  193  SCIENCE FICTION (1191)     TRANSEL
 DR DAZZLE 57-4485           59  31  2  192  PEPPER PRACTICE II (1069)  ANDOR
 RAMZA 7-4340                54  34  2  192  BLADES OF ICE (192)        BONSUR
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620    87 101  0  191  DELVERS (1000)             RODEKI
 ETCHED IN STONE 61-3112     41  21  1  191  CEMENTIA (1112)            JURINE
 OBSESSIVE 58-2447           47  42  1  190  ELEMENTS OF PSI (423)      DELARQ TOR
 COOLER 82-7277              34  22  1  190  STYROFOAM (1090)           DWES EG
 HAIR LIP! 82-3261           16  14  1  190  PUNCHLINES (1115)          DWES EG
 HARLEQUIN TUSKFISH 18-6977  46  41  0  186  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 SILAS 18-6796               40  60  2  186  SHEPHERDS (432)            TALCAMA
-ZAGNUT 10-4745              36  11  4  185  TERRAPIN STATION (616)     KOLACT
 FACEMAN 38-4129             48  43  2  182  THE A TEAM (1044)          CLIFFHOME
 GREE CHAK 41-3859           45  33  2  182  KILLERS (1145)             KATI-TEI
 ONE A DAY 98-799            21  15  3  181  MY DRUGS (1179)            SYVYN'S HILL

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KILLER KARCH 69-5668        18  11  2  180  SAND KINGS (1118)          CIMMERIAC
 MAGINOT MIKE 4-4509         57  63  1  179  DOGS OF WAR (999)          JHELUM
 MUCKER 42-3596              54  63  1  175  DELVERS (1000)             RODEKI
 ROLEX WATCH 32-3732         48  43  1  175  LUST MUPPETS (1036)        ARVAT
-CYCLOPS 7-4625              25  27  1  175  BIG BAD (1073)             BONSUR
 ANTAGONIST 3-2824           22  21  2  175  KIDS GONE BAD (446)        OSKSI
 BASS 5-3666                 55  93  2  174  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 ZAEBOS 7-1921               40  31  0  169  THE CUTTHROATS (203)       BONSUR
 TOWER 7-4461                39  19  1  166  BLADES OF ICE (192)        BONSUR
 DOC STEELE 18-6010          55 110  6  162  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 PEGASUS 6-4161              27  27  1  159  KREWE OF DRUID (1186)      TRANSEL
 THANOS 37-1406              29  40  2  158  NIGHT TRAIN (545)          SIBIKHAS
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789         33  66  2  154  FOUND IN THE SAND (1034)   ARVAT
 NEOSPHINCTER 18-7317        24  11  1  154  WASTELAND (468)            TALCAMA
 DOC STEELE 18-6808          43  64  1  152  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 A NEW PONY! 82-1306         23  30  0  147  WHAT I ATE FOR XMAS (1114) DWES EG
 THRENODY 4-4557             33  34  1  144  BLADES OF MIST (959)       JHELUM
 QUID PRO QUO 10-4794        29  15  1  144  QUBIT (1140)               KOLACT
 GAMBLE 7-4884               20  12  2  141  INDIFFERENCE (1194)        BONSUR

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LIFE 3-4196                 40 131  0  140  GAMES LIBRARY (998)        OSKSI
 GRINGOLD 7-2416             22  20  2  140  THE CUTTHROATS (203)       BONSUR
 SEX ON THE BEACH 54-2435    27  15  3  136  INDULGENT DRINKS (1153)    TROCAR
 LINK 6-5144                 26  43  2  131  SUPER BASH BROTHERS (1067) TRANSEL
 BEAR 7-4628                 26  41  1  130  BIG BAD (1073)             BONSUR
 ARSONIST ART 39-3325        32  22  0  125  CRIMINAL ELEMENT (1074)    XOCHITHLAN
 DECK SWAB 18-2148           24  19  1  118  SEA DOGS (328)             TALCAMA
 ELI 18-7272                 22  32  3  117  SHEPHERDS (432)            TALCAMA
-BORGUS BASHIMUS 58-6097     21  30  1  112  NEXT GENERATION (1075)     DELARQ TOR
 RAW SEX APPEAL 82-1331      17   7  0  112  WHY WE LOVE TUM (1164)     DWES EG
 LUIGI 6-5142                30  43  2  101  SUPER BASH BROTHERS (1067) TRANSEL

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BRADEN 6-4867               56  89  0   99  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 HE HATE ME 18-7820          20  19  2   98  WASTELAND (468)            TALCAMA
 LUC STARWALKER 58-6100      34  34  0   94  NEXT GENERATION (1075)     DELARQ TOR
 MY1STADMWARRIOR 37-4668     24  10  1   93  SRETSAMLEUD (1134)         SIBIKHAS

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SUX0R 5-4560                20   5  0   88  MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (1188)    KALTOS
 NUMBERED WON 18-7434        23  25  0   86  NEXT GENERATION (1150)     TALCAMA
 CRACK IS CHEAP 82-18422     20   6  0   83  NEGATIVE CASH FLOW (1197)  DWES EG
 MUMPHY CHICK 1-5487         14   1  0   81  LEGENDS OF STEELE (1047)   MORDANT
 PATIENCE 51-4949            21  31  1   78  MIGHTY MORALS (1120)       TRICORUS
 WENT TO MARKET 25-4288      22  20  2   77  THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (1162)  LYRATILAN
-GATE WITCH 42-3953          22  10  0   76  FLAGG'S FIVE (1108)        RODEKI
 SUPER BUM 82-18411          20  10  0   76  FLAT BROKE (1184)          DWES EG
 PEON NECROMANCER 18-7856    22  16  4   74  SRETSAMLEUD (1183)         TALCAMA
 REDEMPTION 4-4868           23  15  1   72  BLADES OF MIST (959)       JHELUM
 STRAFE 82-11158             14  12  0   70  BLACK PRIMERS (1187)       DWES EG
 RED FUSION 6-5480           19   5  0   64  IT'S NEW! (1195)           TRANSEL
 ZOT ZIPZIG 6-5688           20  25  0   63  NIGHT TRAIN (1158)         TRANSEL
 B.A. TURRY 39-3383          18  21  1   59  CRIMINAL ELEMENT (1074)    XOCHITHLAN
 ENDYMION 6-4163             23  32  1   57  KREWE OF DRUID (1186)      TRANSEL
 WORK IN PROGRESS 38-4193    21  56  2   55  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME
 ASHANTI 6-5352              19  30  4   49  KREWE OF DRUID (1186)      TRANSEL
 MEN WORKING 38-4189         26  51  1   40  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

All -- Guess Who's Back?  Back again?  Misfits back!  So tell a friend!  Misfits
back!  Misfits back!  Misfits back!  Misfits back!!

How the hell is everyone?!  I have missed you all in my vast adventures that have
kept me away.  Since I am back in Alastari, I am having a big get together and
everyone is invited.  There will be plenty to drink and eat and no one leaves until
they puke!  See you all there. -- Mifit

     Welcome back, Misfit.  I'm afraid I can't help you, because I, too, would like
     to know the status of alliances in Darkholm.  Thanks for the party.  Sorry I
     didn't throw up, although it might encourage you to know that the prawn cocktail
     made me a little queasy.  So, tell us about these vast adventures you've been
     having. -- Desiree

There are quite a few changes since I was here last.  Can anyone enlighten me to
what's what?  What old alliances are still together and who is new. -- Misfit

Cyclops -- I think you should get a prosthetic eye and have binocular vision.  It
would do wonders for your depth perception. -- Toalis Deepheart

Sex on the Beach -- You would MOCK me!  You KNOW that Zin has withheld the gender
attachment which I DESERVE, and you MOCK my lack!  But even without that final
FLOURISH of form, I am a PERFECTLY CREATED, superior being, and I forgive you because
you are a MERE FLESH PERSON. -- Life of Osksi
P.S.  I am NOT "manufactured goods."

Hockey -- Oof, I guess that's not my game. -- Maginot Mike

Harlequin Tuskfish -- What do I know about fish?  I'm a mining golem. -- Mucker

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

     The ferocious ghosts of former glories whispered across the wind swept sands of
DM 59; agonizing incessantly due to the diminutive demise of the Delarq arena known
as Illis.
     Tattered banners and forgotten memories wailed in the wind for a dynamic death
march to dawn once more upon the blood stained sands of the Delarq slow arena.
     The distant call crying for  a declaration of restoration amidst the ruin of the
all but forgotten Delarq arena carried to the far corners of Alastari; drawing the
Devious, the Diabolical, the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to cross blades and
wage warfare among an assemblage of new stables managed by the Known and Unknown;
willing to spill fresh blood, while carving their destiny during 15 Rounds of contest
driven combat to be known as the "Illis Incredibly Diabolical Delarq Death Fest".
     A lone cloaked figure huddled by lamplight in a remote outpost near the
crossroads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen; feverishly formulating the foundational
framework for the dawning of the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59, complete with
Gladiatorial Commission sanctioned prizes to promote the growing thirst for a Delarq
Slow Arena Death Festival.

     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round debuts the first turn immediately following the
Summer 2004 F2F Tourney and continues through the completion of 15 consecutive
rounds.
     Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys
DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]:

Death Fest Scoring Format:
Win =3D +2 pts
Loss =3D -1 pt
Kill =3D +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Death =3D -3 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Dark Arena Kill =3D +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Dark Arena Death =3D -5 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Revenged Blood Feud =3D +5 pts [successful Revenged Blood Feud provides Death Fest
contestants the opportunity to cancel out 3 pts for Death and 1 pt for Loss; while
gaining +1 pt overall for the Revenged Blood Feud in addition to the +2 pts for Win]

    DEATH FEST PRIZES will be awarded to the Top Ten Death Fest Stables on the basis
of Total Points*** accumulated during the 15 rounds of competition as follows:

1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1 (one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
Final Round to be revealed by RSI to each of the Top Ten Death Fest Stables
2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters and NPCs [yet to be determined according to how
many DA Monsters and NPCs are available in DM 59 for Renaming]
3.  The Top Five Death Fest Stables will receive New Team Rollup Certificates as
follows:  1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (4) and 5th (2)
4.  Renaming Illis Arena for 6 months plus Receiving 6 months Free Play courtesy of
RSI will be awarded to the manager of the 1st Place Death Fest Stable
5.  Discussions are underway regarding a possible Special Award granted to the Illis
Iron Stable qualifiers who compete in 67 of a possible 75 fights during the course of
the 15 consecutive rounds of the Death Fest [Key Factor is How Many (?) stables will
be competing in the Death Fest without drawing away participation by current managers
in the remaining slow arenas!]  Therefore, it is important for all managers entering
stables in DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest to contact RSI as soon as possible
regarding their participation in this contest so that a Final Ruling on the proposed
Illis Iron Stable Award can be issued by RSI.

***TieBreaker is determined on the Final Round by the DM 59 Newsletter Recognition
Rankings.  The stable with the Highest Ranked Active Gladiator is granted the
decision.  [Example: Warrior A and Warrior B are both listed in the Recognition
Rankings with 87 pts; however, because Warrior A is listed in the Recognition
Rankings ahead of Warrior B, then Warrior A is granted the TieBreaker Decision for
His/Her stable!]

     Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!]  Each Delarq Death
Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 pts added to His/Her opening round score.
     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to the proposed award awaiting RSI
approval!]  Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75
fights during the 15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final
overall score [this allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of
competition; plus up to 3 additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups
from Deaths suffered either in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59
over the course of 15 rounds of competition!]

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

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.

Rules:
     -- 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
turn.
     -- 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
warrior.
     -- 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
guys!

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

A DIFFERENT GRAPE viciously subdued ETCHED IN STONE in a 613 minute Challenge fight.
DR DAZZLE was demolished by SLEEPLESS PARANOIA in a 1 minute Challenge Title melee.
MUMPHY CHICK won victory over B.A. TURRY in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge brawl.
STARBUCK was overpowered by SPLURGE ON WAX LIPS in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SHOCKING TOAD devastated HAIR LIP! in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge duel.
ROB A. REE beat DUSKY JAWFISH in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory Challenge brawl.
GREE CHAK was overcome by HOCKEY in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
SILAS vanquished DOC STEELE in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
NEOSPHINCTER lost to MAGINOT MIKE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
LUIGI was luckily beaten by RAW SEX APPEAL in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
SHINY PENNY overcame LIFE in a popular 2 minute Challenge bout.
ELI was subdued by ARSONIST ART in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge match.
BEAR was overcome by GRINGOLD in a exciting 1 minute Challenge contest.
LINK was subdued by SEX ON THE BEACH in a popular 2 minute Challenge brawl.
HE HATE ME was handily defeated by DOC STEELE in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
WENT TO MARKET was overpowered by BRADEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
LUC STARWALKER overcame STRAFE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge bout.
PEON NECROMANCER unbelievably bested ASHANTI in a popular 1 minute Challenge brawl.
MY1STADMWARRIOR demolished REDEMPTION in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
PATIENCE overpowered WORK IN PROGRESS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
NUMBERED WON devastated MEN WORKING in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
WHIRLING WORD overpowered SALIEL in a popular 3 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
SPEEDI was vanquished by JANAE in a popular 1 minute brutal mismatched fray.
JACK BOY overpowered RAZOX in a 2 minute brutal uneven fight.
DARK GUMBY defeated MISS HONEY in a popular 1 minute duel.
CLEANER WRASSE overpowered SHADOWMANE in a 1 minute uneven match.
MAHI MAHI overpowered SHADOWMANE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
SIR ENE viciously subdued OBSESSIVE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gruesome bout.
HARLEQUIN TUSKFISH was overpowered by CHICK WITH A STICK in a 1 minute fight.
RYGEL handily defeated FACEMAN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
SCHYLER overpowered ANTAGONIST in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
MIMIC BLENNY beat COOLER in a exciting 1 minute fray.
DR NUT devastated TOLAIS DEEPHEART in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
TORNADO demolished KILLER KARCH in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ONE A DAY was viciously subdued by RAMZA in a exciting 4 minute brutal fight.
BLACK WIDOW overcame THANOS in a action packed 1 minute match.
RENAE overpowered MUCKER in a popular 1 minute uneven bout.
DEORNE handily defeated ROLEX WATCH in a action packed 2 minute mismatched match.
ZAEBOS was overpowered by TAPS in a action packed 4 minute bloody uneven battle.
TOWER subdued QUID PRO QUO in a action packed 3 minute conflict.
BASS handily defeated THRENODY in a exciting 2 minute bloody mismatched fight.
A NEW PONY! was overcome by PEGASUS in a exciting 1 minute conflict.
GAMBLE overpowered DECK SWAB in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ENDYMION was luckily beaten by RED FUSION in a popular 4 minute gory duel.
CASIMIR was overcome by SUX0R in a 4 minute bout.
CRACK IS CHEAP outwaited INKEEPER'S SON in a monotonous 16 minute duel.
SUPER BUM luckily beat ZOT ZIPZIG in a exciting 7 minute brutal conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  25         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   14         TOTAL PARRY       41 -  30 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     12         WALL OF STEEL     66 -  49 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         AIMED BLOW        38 -  30 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         LUNGING ATTACK   138 - 114 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK   48 -  44 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  23 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    39 -  73 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  13 -  0      32  |

Turn 376 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        3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK    12 - 13         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        9 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      6 -  8         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  5     BASHING ATTACK     5 -  7         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SLEEPLESS PARANOI 82-2252  23  17  1  275 PARENTHOOD (1122)
WALL OF STEEL    WHIRLING WORD 48-3815      63  38  1  267 4-LETTER WORDS (1063)
AIMED BLOW       SPLURGE ON WAX LI 18-6485  61  47  3  239 STREET PIZZA (114)
PARRY-LUNGE      JANAE 5-3867               54  42  3  234 BLADES OF CHAOS (961)
TOTAL PARRY      A DIFFERENT GRAPE 82-1258  41  28  1  228 MY WIFE'S COSMETICS (1038)
STRIKING ATTACK  MAHI MAHI 18-4899          95  63  1  218 BIG MEAN FISH (292)
PARRY-STRIKE     SHOCKING TOAD 7-310        54  70  1  218 NINJAS (1107)
SLASHING ATTACK  HOCKEY 82-5719             23  22  0  218 CHEAP DENTISTRY (1098)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TAPS 96-841                22  18  5  194 MUSIC TO KILL BY (1119)
BASHING ATTACK   SILAS 18-6796              40  60  2  186 SHEPHERDS (432)

The overall popularity leader is SPEEDI 58-3029.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ZOT ZIPZIG 6-5688.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAMZA 7-4340, B.A. 
TURRY 39-3383, ENDYMION 6-4163, DEORNE 7-2529, TAPS 96-841, BASS 5-3666, SUPER BUM 
82-18411, ROB A. REE 39-3241, WHIRLING WORD 48-3815, and SIR ENE 10-4360.

The least popular fighter this week was ETCHED IN STONE 61-3112.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were A DIFFERENT GRAPE 82-1258, CRACK IS CHEAP 82-18422, DECK SWAB 
18-2148, KILLER KARCH 69-5668, MEN WORKING 38-4189, WORK IN PROGRESS 38-4193, 
REDEMPTION 4-4868, WENT TO MARKET 25-4288, SUX0R 5-4560, and THANOS 37-1406.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           1  0 0  LYRATILAN(25)        0  1 0  TRICORUS(51)         1  0 0  
OSKSI(3)             0  3 0  ARVAT(32)            1  1 0  TROCAR(54)           1  0 0  
JHELUM(4)            1  2 0  JHANS(36)            0  1 0  ANDOR(57)            0  1 0  
KALTOS(5)            3  0 0  SIBIKHAS(37)         2  1 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       1  2 0  
TRANSEL(6)           5  6 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        0  3 0  JURINE(61)           0  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            8  3 0  XOCHITHLAN(39)       2  1 0  CIMMERIAC(69)        0  1 0  
KOLACT(10)           1  2 0  KATI-TEI(41)         0  1 0  DWES EG(82)          7  4 0  
TALCAMA(18)          9  7 0  RODEKI(42)           0  2 0  OLD VALAMANTIS(96)   1  0 0  
TI(23)               1  0 0  CAER(48)             1  0 0  SYVYN'S HILL(98)     0  1 0  
ZORPUNT(24)          1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MUMPHY CHICK 1-5487         14   1  0   81  LEGENDS OF STEELE (1047)   MORDANT
 SALIEL 3-5485               59  47  1  197  ZODIAC KNIGHTS (958)       OSKSI
 MAGINOT MIKE 4-4509         57  63  1  179  DOGS OF WAR (999)          JHELUM
 JANAE 5-3867                54  42  3  234  BLADES OF CHAOS (961)      KALTOS
 SCHYLER 6-4866              55  90  1  211  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 DARK GUMBY 7-4694           54  36  1  223  WASTELAND II (500)         BONSUR
 SIR ENE 10-4360             50  31  3  201  SIR AGLIO (600)            KOLACT
 CLEANER WRASSE 18-6495      69  62  2  249  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 CHICK WITH A STICK 23-4365  56  48  2  208  DIABLO TOO (1037)          TI
 DR NUT 24-4254              55  34  2  218  DP CLONES (1045)           ZORPUNT
 WENT TO MARKET 25-4288      22  20  2   77  THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (1162)  LYRATILAN
 ROLEX WATCH 32-3732         48  43  1  175  LUST MUPPETS (1036)        ARVAT
 MISS HONEY 36-4850          66  62  0  201  SCARRY TEAM (824)          JHANS
 BLACK WIDOW 37-1303         60  67  2  196  BEAST MASTERS (136)        SIBIKHAS
 FACEMAN 38-4129             48  43  2  182  THE A TEAM (1044)          CLIFFHOME
 ROB A. REE 39-3241          36  24  1  207  CRIMINAL ELEMENT (1074)    XOCHITHLAN
 GREE CHAK 41-3859           45  33  2  182  KILLERS (1145)             KATI-TEI
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620    87 101  0  191  DELVERS (1000)             RODEKI
 WHIRLING WORD 48-3815       63  38  1  267  4-LETTER WORDS (1063)      CAER
 PATIENCE 51-4949            21  31  1   78  MIGHTY MORALS (1120)       TRICORUS
 SEX ON THE BEACH 54-2435    27  15  3  136  INDULGENT DRINKS (1153)    TROCAR
 DR DAZZLE 57-4485           59  31  2  192  PEPPER PRACTICE II (1069)  ANDOR
 SPEEDI 58-3029             100  83  3  193  SHAMROCKS (424)            DELARQ TOR
 ETCHED IN STONE 61-3112     41  21  1  191  CEMENTIA (1112)            JURINE
 KILLER KARCH 69-5668        18  11  2  180  SAND KINGS (1118)          CIMMERIAC
 SLEEPLESS PARANOIA 82-2252  23  17  1  275  PARENTHOOD (1122)          DWES EG
 TAPS 96-841                 22  18  5  194  MUSIC TO KILL BY (1119)    OLD VALAMANTIS
 ONE A DAY 98-799            21  15  3  181  MY DRUGS (1179)            SYVYN'S HILL