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Date   : 05/10/2004    Duedate: 05/22/2004

ANDORAK

DM-105    TURN-374

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 SUNNYDALE 82/904      325  209  8 60.9    8 WARCKERS 26/587       696  664  5 51.2
    POISONOUS PLANTS 82/919                     SHERWOOD FOREST 44/809                
    MIKE THE HUNTER 82/954                      INCARNATIONS 52/711                   
    FROM THE RESERVOIR 82/920                   ACTION TOYS 41/889                    
    ULTIMATE ACCELERATION 32/957                OVERWORLD 68/891                      
    THIGH MASTERS II 82/955                   9 THE BLUES 20/5         24   27  0 47.1
    RISEN FROM THE DEAD 82/903                  FARSCAPE 10/990                       
    DESIGNING WARRIORS 40/842                10 X-FORCE 66/415        807 1057 12 43.3
    FREAKS OF NATURE 70/916                     DRAGONBALL Z 46/944                   
    NATURE'S FORCE 82/985                       FORGOTTEN REALMS 67/880               
  2 KNIGHTS OF VI 11/633  309  217  0 58.7      DRUID'S GROVE 50/983                  
    DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE 66/702                  SCARLET KNIGHTS 11/902                
  3 SUPERIOR FORC 40/538  423  310  1 57.7   11 WAYFARERS 63/782      424  712  7 37.3
    SUPERIOR FORCES 1F 33/815                   KRILL CAVALRY 24/780                  
    SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 82/975                 COPYRITENFRINGMNTS 57/781             
    SUPERIOR FORCES II 60/686                   THE DOGHOUSE 14/896                   
    SUPERIOR FORCES 2G 68/991                12 TRIP OUT 30/969        13   22  1 37.1
  4 MAGICK 60/772        1335 1057  9 55.8   13 STARS 48/743          276  568  7 32.7
    WHAT'S YOUR POISON 11/949                   MIKES 14/831                          
  5 DIS-TEAM 63/810       507  405  6 55.6   14 THE MC5 24/956         61  148  1 29.2
  6 HEADBANGERS 26/9      116   98  2 54.2      THE DEATH SQUAD 14/44                 
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS 22/978                      THE HEADCUTTERS II 11/939             
  7-THE DISC 40/989       666  613  7 52.1      THAT 80'S METAL 40/945                

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Andorian Edition

Aruak City:

     "First, gather information," Adeolar muttered.  It was one of the basic rules 
that the more information you had relevant to your problem, the better your chance 
was of solving it.  She frowned at her gilt-framed magic mirror, twisting a lock of 
hair thoughtfully as she considered how to make best use of it.  It was still 
working, after a fashion, but the reddish film tainting the glass was stronger.  It 
confused the images, and she suspected that it also indicated something more 
dangerous than misreading a scene: that the spell which it embodied was being 
contaminated by blood magic, as well.  Contaminated, and maybe distorted, maybe even 
subverted.  Did she dare use the mirror spell now?
     Did she dare NOT use it?  She needed information to plan her campaign against 
Khaldren.  She shook her head and wiped at the red-tinged glass once more.  She would 
just have to--
     "Ma'am?"
     She glanced over her shoulder as Segallion Sundancer, one of her warriors, 
looked into the room.  His countrywoman Nila was with him.
     "Nila and I were wondering if we could help, ma'am.  You being a sun priestess, 
and us being temple staff of the Sun Temple on Korvant Isle, well, we thought we 
might be... compatible."
     "Oh.  Hmm."  Adie frowned, her fingers automatically going to one of her curls 
and twisting it as she considered the possibilities.  The worship of the sun as 
performed in the western Karian states was not at all like that of her own tradition, 
but it might work.  It might, at least, be worth trying.  "Perhaps," she said 
finally.  "Let's set it up this way:  I'll start on my own, and if I don't need your 
help, you keep out of it--  It's too dangerous to mix in if you aren't needed," she 
added sternly as Segallion opened his mouth to protest.  "But you be READY, and if I 
need help, I'll signal you."  Maybe she would, but maybe not.  It WAS dangerous, and 
neither gladiator had achieved Shelia Greywand's immortality yet.  But she understood 
the need to be helpful, and she might not have to make use of their aid.
     When both gladiators nodded agreement, she turned back to her mirror.  
Carefully, with every aspect of the spell observed meticulously--something that 
wasn't necessary under better times, because spells were normally all of a piece and 
could "take a hint," as it were--she began the incantation that would activate the 
mirror.  The surface shimmered crimson silver, glittering and trembling.  This was 
NOT the normal behavior of a mirror spell!  It felt as though she was trying to lift 
a great weight with her mind.  She had never thought of the veil between HERE and 
THERE as a weight before....
     Abruptly the glass cleared, or nearly so, a reddish film remained.  And there 
was risen Krael as she had seen it before.  But this time she was not interested in 
the general view.  It was an accepted law of magic that for every strength a magician 
or wizard had, there was a corresponding weakness.  Khaldren had come into the 
present from Krael, and somewhere in that city she hoped to find a clue to his power 
and his weakness.
     There was the ancient city, mud-stained and battered by the centuries it had 
spent sunk beneath the Trier.  There the survivors, moving about their tasks which 
seemed inexplicable but must be linked in some way to Khaldren.  She selected one of 
the better-dressed men and began to follow him through the ruins.  His course was 
erratic, she thought at first it was to avoid the obstacles presented by the city's 
decrepit state.  But he climbed over the mound of rubble that represented a fallen 
wall, and splashed through a knee-deep pool of water and mud.  There were easier ways 
to get from one point to another, so why...?
     The man met up with another, handed over a... she couldn't see what, a crystal 
of some sort, and sat down on a stone to wring out the hem of his robe.  The other 
man set off across the rubble.  With a cold shock, Adie realized that the movement of 
these men, and others in Krael, were themselves parts of a spell.
     What kind of spell would be produced by somatic components on such a scale?  A 
very powerful one....  Were the other "risen cities" involved in this?  Celestinvael 
had been mentioned, and Old Valamantis.  Adie turned her mirror-sight to the south.
     She was marginally aware that behind her the two gladiators began to dance and 
chant.

Near Ardivent:

     Master Cho, former manager of the Bluvalley Warriors of Ardivent and Chan Chi 
Monastery of Khalhums, sipped his wine and nodded approval.  "Very good.  Quite 
drinkable, in fact."
     Fandil, former manager of the Fandils, laughed and poured wine into his own cup.  
"Like you wouldn't drink it anyway, you old bandit?"  He sobered.  "What brings you 
down from the mountains, Cho?  The rumors about Celestinvael?"  The ancient city lay 
in the forested no-man's-land between Ardivent and the Delarquan Federation, and 
woodsmen had been bringing tales of marvels and minor disasters for weeks now.  That 
it was a matter for concern, a matter that would bear watching, was undeniable, but 
Fandil had seen nothing to indicate that it was urgent.
     "Celestinvael is enough to worry about," Master Cho answered, nodding, "and it 
is indirectly what brought me here.  If you think about what the city was like in its 
last days...!  But my immediate concern is young Adeolar up in Aruak City."
     "I may be retired," old Fandil said stiffly, "but I'm not COMPLETELY out of 
touch, Cho!  Adeolar is a very competent woman, and Kennelworth is not worried about 
her--he'd have mentioned it in his last letter.  She can handle anything she's likely 
to meet."
     "No doubt... one on one.  But that fool Khaldren has invoked and involved 
wizards from a dozen centuries.  Not all of them will work together--as well try to 
get cats to run in step!  But some will, and can she handle two, or six, or ten, if 
they're all working together?"
     "Ah."  Fandil was silent for several minutes, stroking his beard slowly as his 
mind raced.  "Ah.  That could be... bad.  Very bad."  He set his wine cup down 
carefully.  "You're quite right.  We'll have to assist her, or at least be ready to 
do so.  Now?"
     "What better time?"

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 243): RANCID WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 488): NIXIE SEASPRITE of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 488): I ATE MY WORM of I BENT MY WOOKIE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 481): SKEEMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 477): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 477): SOVEREYN of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 478): AMEE of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 473): GAZELLE HOUND of DOG DAY AFTERNOON (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 439): SUSAN STO HELIT of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 432): TORA HAMLIN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 425): ZACK of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 191): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 337): THORNE of FA CHING (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 326): ELENA of SITTIN' ON ACES (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 145): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 373): MONICA VIRTUESHIELD of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE from ARUAK CITY
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 243): LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 488): GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 488): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 481): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 477): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 477): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 478): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 473): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 439): none
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 432): MEMPHIS MAFIA (Bookie, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 425): HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 191): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 337): HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 326): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 145): CASTLE BLACK (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 373): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 243): RANCID WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
                           NIGHT BLACK of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
                           TAISHO of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
               (turn 242): CLOSED MIND of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 488): STEEL MONKEY of VELVET GREEN (Manray, Marquis
                               d'Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                               B.B. KING of THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 487): HYDE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 480): MAXIMUS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 476): KID ROCK of THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 476): XYLZ AREE of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 478): DIESEL of WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
               (turn 477): SAPPER of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
                           OMNIBOOK 500 of AT WORK (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 472): CHERKO of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
                         BLOODY MOUTH of BLOOD OATH (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 439): SUSAN STO HELIT of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
                          SIANNA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 424): DODGER of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 191): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 337): THORNE of FA CHING (DeGotti, mgr.)
              (turn 336): MICHAEL J'EH FOX of INGRATE WHITE NORTH (Crazy Canuck)
                          THE AYL'M'ER of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
                          QUICKSAND of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 144): LOKI of ARCTIC GUARDS (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Greetings, Warriors of ANDORAK.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Practice pays for 
ZHARRA TYL MEDAN, who pummelled MAXIMUS, to pocket 42 points.  A certain someone 
should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 35 points to ZHARRA 
TYL MEDAN.  (Discrete enough, MAXIMUS?) You could cut the tension with a scimitar as 
JE SUIS BIEN of HEADBANGERS met the Duelmaster.  JE SUIS BIEN found out that ANDORAK 
isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one 
team in ANDORAK is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in ANDORAK avoid WARCKERS.  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, HEADBANGERS scurried away from WARCKERS.  Oh, the shame!  Is it 
charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, 
GIMETHATSHIELD is the most challenged warrior.  Do my ears deceive me?  JOE SATRIANI 
(outclassed by 39 points) challenged VISION, in what promises to be a fight.(!) It's 
not whether you win or lose, but how many points you get (13).  Right, JOE SATRIANI?  
Call 'im brash!  Call 'im brassy!  Call 'im brave!  Call 'im sassy!  BEAVIS will face 
HUMMEL, up by 30.  Aaaah, just call 'im dead meat.  Not to smear a reputation, but 
MIKES must be a little surprised, as HUMMEL blew it when facing BEAVIS, 30 points 
below him.  Word has it SLIM SHADY suffered a romantic setback.  Note how he 
challenged HOMELESS PRINCE, 35 points his senior.  Fixed fights?  Paybacks?  Blind 
luck?  Whatever, SLIM SHADY challenged HOMELESS PRINCE, SLIM SHADY the underdog by 35 
points.  Place your bets!  ATROPHY is the long shot of the week:  they challenged 
SMITH, up by 31.  SMITH had a quite go of it, putting ATROPHY in his place.  My love 
of complete Spyreports dictates that I note the mismatched fight, GIMETHATSHIELD and 
SANDS.  Are HEADBANGERS unwilling to engage in a fair fight?  I thought 
GIMETHATSHIELD showed great skill and promise when he won victory over SANDS.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid ANDORAK farewell-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

THE KING'S SENTINEL           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MONICA VIRTUESHIEL 11-3208 103  53  0  412  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JUPITER 44-2554             55  54  0  252  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
 SCRYB SPRITE 60-4003        67  59  0  245  MAGICK (772)               ARADI
 SHIVAA 26-3523             101  76  0  240  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 PEPSI 68-8510               47  25  0  231  OVERWORLD (891)            FIREHOLD
 MARS 52-2609                89  65  0  225  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA
 POSITIVE 26-3633            92  71  0  222  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 TALISMAN SHIELDGUA 11-4304  44  39  0  221  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEADPOOL 66-2274            68  76  6  215  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 GIMETHATSHIELD 26-1306      45  34  1  212  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JE SUIS BIEN 26-626         86  47  1  210  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 DIS-EMBOWEL 63-2025         50  40  0  205  DIS-TEAM (810)             AMEN-TEI
 LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849    83  88  1  204  KRILL CAVALRY (780)        ZORPUNT
 HEATHER 48-3062             88 155  7  203  STARS (743)                CAER
 VISION 26-1573              42  24  2  203  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 B. LLUD PITT 57-1171        91  80  0  202  COPYRITENFRINGMNTS (781)   ANDOR
 MICHAEL HONORBLADE 11-3300  92  57  0  201  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 ALFALFA BIRD 60-3283        66  41  0  201  SUPERIOR FORCES II (686)   ARADI
 JESUS 82-5459               36  24  3  200  RISEN FROM THE DEAD (903)  DWES EG
-SHERRI 82-15114             15  16  0  198  SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 (975) DWES EG
 SANDS 11-4123               40  55  3  197  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 SALINE LAMORAK 11-4261      32  54  0  196  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 WISTERIA 11-3786            24  13  0  196  WHAT'S YOUR POISON (949)   ARUAK CITY
-IN THE AFTERNOON 82-10018   22  13  0  196  SUNNYDALE (904)            DWES EG
 ZEBRAWOOD 41-3595           49  35  0  195  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 HELIO 32-3733               47  49  4  193  ULTIMATE ACCELERATION (957 ARVAT
 WEBSTER 41-3848             39  30  3  193  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 66-3153   73  56  0  191  DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE (702)  TARRGIR
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           35  42  4  190  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  71  65  3  189  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 WARLOCK 66-2473             67 102  2  187  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
-MR BLACK 82-5468            17   9  1  187  FROM THE RESERVOIR (920)   DWES EG
-DUCK BUTTER 82-7712         15  15  0  185  THIGH MASTERS II (955)     DWES EG
-STRAWBERRY BUSH 82-5460     17   8  0  182  POISONOUS PLANTS (919)     DWES EG

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-QUENT KILLED MY DA 40-1948  19  11  0  180  DESIGNING WARRIORS (842)   ZENSU
 WARPATH 66-2926             51  95  4  176  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 JOE SATRIANI 11-4422        22  26  2  175  THE HEADCUTTERS II (939)   ARUAK CITY
 GOKU 46-3655                28  29  2  172  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 BOOMER 20-357               27  13  0  172  THE BLUES (5)              SEAM
 PUSSYCAT 14-3701            46  54  1  168  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR
 NEGATIVE 26-3654            48  47  0  165  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 SCHENDIRK 63-2054           69  92  2  155  WAYFARERS (782)            AMEN-TEI
 DAIN BRAMAGE 14-3935        26  12  2  155  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KA D'ARGO 10-4270           27  13  1  150  FARSCAPE (990)             KOLACT
 IRIADOR 50-2481             20   9  2  142  DRUID'S GROVE (983)        SNOWBOUND
 VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928      20  25  0  129  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 BLACKRAZOR 11-4091          40  57  0  126  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 SLIM SHADY 24-4370          19  17  0  126  THE MC5 (956)              ZORPUNT
 IMNOTA GOD 33-4801          27  13  0  125  SUPERIOR FORCES 1F (815)   NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 BEAVIS 14-3996              18   9  2  120  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 GUESS MY STYLE 40-3407      27  12  0  115  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU
-NOT LIKE YOU'D KNO 82-7050  22  16  4  114  MIKE THE HUNTER (954)      DWES EG
 HUMMEL 14-1404              41  90  2  110  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 HOMELESS PRINCE 22-6012     25   8  1  106  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 SMITH 14-1282               43  90  4  103  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 NITROZORB 26-3609           35  23  0  101  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 KID ROCK 24-4340            29  23  0  101  THE MC5 (956)              ZORPUNT

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TRIUMPH 40-2160             13   5  0   90  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU
-HEATHER 70-6003             13  10  1   87  FREAKS OF NATURE (916)     SENTERN
 FUNKY ELVIS 30-2754         20  15  1   76  TRIP OUT (969)             IAYE
 ZHARRA TYL MEDAN 40-2586     9   9  0   75  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU
 ATROPHY 14-4034             17  12  1   65  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841    22  28  0   59  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-CMOT DIBBLER 40-4011        16   1  1   50  THE DISC (989)             ZENSU
 MAXIMUS 22-5966             23  12  3   48  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 SONIC TACO 30-4337          15   9  1   48  TRIP OUT (969)             IAYE
 10% VIGORISH 14-4108        14   8  0   44  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 QUEENSRYCHE 40-3942         15  13  0   37  THAT 80'S METAL (945)      ZENSU

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Paqaiz -- After a personal ad like the one you posted last turn, I imagine that you 
will be down challenging for much, much more than 3-4 months.  Welcome to the dark 
side; enjoy your stay. -- Sablon-O-Vlad

Warpath -- Imagine that.  There is someone I can beat in this arena.  No matter, I 
got the invite to Primus, and I'm on my way. -- Giggy

Warlock -- I love it so when we fight. -- Gimethatshield

Saline Lamorak -- Entertaining fight.  We should do it again soon. -- Vision

Heather -- Hey now, old girl, watch who you try and hit with that thing. -- Je Suis 
Bien

Mercury -- You realize, don't you, that it is just a matter of a little time before I 
will be beating you, right? -- Homeless Prince

Khalli -- What was up last turn?  A little vacation time after the tourney? -- SOV

     It would appear to be still up, whatever it is.

Brick -- Hmm, I don't know about PATHETIC, but you do seem to have a problem. -- 
Pussycat

Snowy Owl -- Isn't this getting to be a bad season for you?  No camouflage and so on. 
-- Leeta Stormrider the Not-Inducted

Michael Honorblade -- Well matched and well fought, sir. -- B. Llud Pitt

Vajra Valmejar -- That's what happens when you have a weird name.  The gods don't 
smile. -- Schendirk

Je Suis Bien -- (recoiling)  But with more wins, I might get Inducted! -- Leeta 
Stormrider

Sablon-O-Vlad -- Yeah, I know, but for a while, it worked.  Sure, he came in and held 
the throne here, but he got it the hard way, and there was conversation. -- Leeta
P.S.  Not that *I* am going to do it!  I have a great deal of respect for Doc Steele.

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

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?]

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JE SUIS BIEN slimly lost to MONICA VIRTUESHIELD in a 4 minute Challenge Title fight.
PEPSI demolished WISTERIA in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
WEBSTER was vanquished by SCRYB SPRITE in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
GIMETHATSHIELD narrowly defeated SANDS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
JOE SATRIANI was bested by VISION in a popular 4 minute bloody Challenge duel.
BOOMER overpowered SCHENDIRK in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BEAVIS viciously subdued HUMMEL in a action packed 2 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
SLIM SHADY won victory over HOMELESS PRINCE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
QUEENSRYCHE was vanquished by LUKARIAN LAMORAK in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ATROPHY was overpowered by SMITH in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
CRYSTAL FIREBLADE was demolished by TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD in a 1 minute match.
B. LLUD PITT was bested by SHIVAA in a 2 minute battle.
MARS demolished GHRYSHAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
JUPITER overpowered WARPATH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
POSITIVE unbelievably bested HEATHER in a action packed 9 minute brutal duel.
SALINE LAMORAK was unbelievably bested by ALFALFA BIRD in a 9 minute brawl.
BRUENOR BATTLEHAMMER was savagely defeated by DIS-EMBOWEL in a 2 minute match.
LEETA STORMRIDER savagely defeated WARLOCK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody fight.
ZEBRAWOOD was viciously subdued by DEADPOOL in a popular 3 minute gruesome bout.
MICHAEL HONORBLADE demolished WOLVERINE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
GOKU was vanquished by HELIO in a popular 1 minute mismatched fray.
JESUS luckily beat PUSSYCAT in a popular 4 minute gruesome fight.
NEGATIVE beat BLACKRAZOR in a action packed 2 minute fight.
IRIADOR was outlasted by DAIN BRAMAGE in a exciting 7 minute gruesome bout.
KA D'ARGO savagely defeated IMNOTA GOD in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.
VAJRA VALMEJAR handily defeated KID ROCK in a action packed 1 minute mismatched bout.
NITROZORB was narrowly defeated by GUESS MY STYLE in a crowd boring 31 minute fight.
MAXIMUS was handily defeated by ZHARRA TYL MEDAN in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
10% VIGORISH was overpowered by FUNKY ELVIS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SONIC TACO was beaten by TRIUMPH in a action packed 6 minute bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  17         LUNGING ATTACK   111 -  69 -  2      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     14         TOTAL PARRY       52 -  39 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         WALL OF STEEL     55 -  42 -  2      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  37 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  25 -  1      34  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  15 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  19 -  1      21  |

Turn 374 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MONICA VIRTUESHIE 11-3208 103  53  0  412 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)
LUNGING ATTACK   JUPITER 44-2554            55  54  0  252 SHERWOOD FOREST (809)
TOTAL PARRY      POSITIVE 26-3633           92  71  0  222 WARCKERS (587)
BASHING ATTACK   HEATHER 48-3062            88 155  7  203 STARS (743)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MICHAEL HONORBLAD 11-3300  92  57  0  201 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)
SLASHING ATTACK  SANDS 11-4123              40  55  3  197 SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)
AIMED BLOW       GOKU 46-3655               28  29  2  172 DRAGONBALL Z (944)
PARRY-STRIKE     SCHENDIRK 63-2054          69  92  2  155 WAYFARERS (782)
STRIKING ATTACK  VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928     20  25  0  129 SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)
PARRY-LUNGE      HUMMEL 14-1404             41  90  2  110 MIKES (831)

The overall popularity leader is HEATHER 48-3062.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HEATHER 48-3062.  The ten other most popular fighters were SALINE LAMORAK 
11-4261, SONIC TACO 30-4337, PUSSYCAT 14-3701, IRIADOR 50-2481, JOE SATRIANI 11-4422, 
DEADPOOL 66-2274, JESUS 82-5459, KA D'ARGO 10-4270, VISION 26-1573, and POSITIVE 
26-3633.

The least popular fighter this week was NITROZORB 26-3609.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GUESS MY STYLE 40-3407, 10% VIGORISH 14-4108, WARPATH 66-2926, 
QUEENSRYCHE 40-3942, MAXIMUS 22-5966, KID ROCK 24-4340, GOKU 46-3655, WOLVERINE 
66-3871, CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 66-3153, and SCHENDIRK 63-2054.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
KOLACT(10)           1  0 0  ARVAT(32)            1  0 0  FRATSFA(52)          1  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       5  5 0  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  0  1 0  ANDOR(57)            0  1 0  
TOBIR(14)            3  4 0  ZENSU(40)            3  1 0  ARADI(60)            2  0 0  
SEAM(20)             1  0 0  KATI-TEI(41)         0  2 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         1  1 0  
SOLVEN(22)           0  2 0  KRILL(44)            1  0 0  TARRGIR(66)          1  4 0  
ZORPUNT(24)          2  1 0  ARDIVENT(46)         0  1 0  BARIKALA(67)         0  1 0  
CALEAM(26)           5  2 0  CAER(48)             0  1 0  FIREHOLD(68)         1  0 0  
IAYE(30)             1  1 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        0  1 0  DWES EG(82)          1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KA D'ARGO 10-4270           27  13  1  150  FARSCAPE (990)             KOLACT
 MONICA VIRTUESHIEL 11-3208 103  53  0  412  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 PUSSYCAT 14-3701            46  54  1  168  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR
 BOOMER 20-357               27  13  0  172  THE BLUES (5)              SEAM
 HOMELESS PRINCE 22-6012     25   8  1  106  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849    83  88  1  204  KRILL CAVALRY (780)        ZORPUNT
 SHIVAA 26-3523             101  76  0  240  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 FUNKY ELVIS 30-2754         20  15  1   76  TRIP OUT (969)             IAYE
 HELIO 32-3733               47  49  4  193  ULTIMATE ACCELERATION (957 ARVAT
 IMNOTA GOD 33-4801          27  13  0  125  SUPERIOR FORCES 1F (815)   NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 GUESS MY STYLE 40-3407      27  12  0  115  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU
 ZEBRAWOOD 41-3595           49  35  0  195  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 JUPITER 44-2554             55  54  0  252  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
 GOKU 46-3655                28  29  2  172  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 HEATHER 48-3062             88 155  7  203  STARS (743)                CAER
 IRIADOR 50-2481             20   9  2  142  DRUID'S GROVE (983)        SNOWBOUND
 MARS 52-2609                89  65  0  225  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA
 B. LLUD PITT 57-1171        91  80  0  202  COPYRITENFRINGMNTS (781)   ANDOR
 SCRYB SPRITE 60-4003        67  59  0  245  MAGICK (772)               ARADI
 DIS-EMBOWEL 63-2025         50  40  0  205  DIS-TEAM (810)             AMEN-TEI

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEADPOOL 66-2274            68  76  6  215  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  71  65  3  189  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 PEPSI 68-8510               47  25  0  231  OVERWORLD (891)            FIREHOLD
 JESUS 82-5459               36  24  3  200  RISEN FROM THE DEAD (903)  DWES EG