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Date   : 06/21/2004    Duedate: 07/03/2004

ANDORAK

DM-105    TURN-377

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 RISEN FROM TH 82/903  329  211  8 60.9      SHERWOOD FOREST 44/809                
    ULTIMATE ACCELERATION 32/957                INCARNATIONS 52/711                   
  2 KNIGHTS OF VI 11/633  316  219  0 59.1      OVERWORLD 68/891                      
    DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE 66/702                  ACTION TOYS 41/889                    
  3 TOTEM 74/934         1008  712 16 58.6    9 TRIP OUT 30/969        22   23  1 48.9
    THE LONGING 30/871                          VIEW ASKEW 11/981                     
    DEATH STUDS VIII 20/868                     THUNDERSTRUCK 41/365                  
    SWEET SILK 41/720                        10 X-FORCE 66/415        822 1082 13 43.2
    DARK SIDE 43/970                            DRAGONBALL Z 46/944                   
    TACO GODS 40/198                            FORGOTTEN REALMS 67/880               
    DEATH STUDS VII 60/877                      DRUID'S GROVE 50/983                  
    THAT TOTALLY SUCKS! 82/993                  SCARLET KNIGHTS 11/902                
  4 SUPERIOR FORC 40/538  429  317  1 57.5      SCARLET KNIGHTS II 11/994             
    SUPERIOR FORCES 1F 33/815                11 THE BLUES 20/5         24   35  0 40.7
    SUPERIOR FORCES IX 82/973                   FARSCAPE 10/990                       
    SUPERIOR FORCES II 60/686                   THE BLUES 11/992                      
  5 MAGICK 60/772        1339 1059  9 55.8   12 WAYFARERS 63/782      433  715  7 37.7
    WHAT'S YOUR POISON 11/949                   KRILL CAVALRY 24/780                  
  6 DIS-TEAM 63/810       508  407  6 55.5      COPYRITENFRINGMNTS 57/781             
  7 HEADBANGERS 26/9      124  106  2 53.9      THE DOGHOUSE 14/896                   
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS 22/978                   13 STARS 48/743          278  575  7 32.6
  8 WARCKERS 26/587       711  673  5 51.4      MIKES 14/831                          

    '##/###' 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 245): MISS STEP of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 491): BEEF BULLION of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 491): I ATE MY WORM of I BENT MY WOOKIE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 484): TERMINATOR of SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 480): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 480): WRATH OF DOOM of REDSANDSBLACKDEATH (Cosmo
                              Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 481): FLIMSY of WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 476): DARK CHOCOLATE of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 442): LEADFOOT of TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 435): MARS of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 428): BERKE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 192): STRING BEAN JEAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo
                            Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 340): BLACK EYE of JOKA MASHER! (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 329): LOCKHEART of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 147): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 376): MONICA VIRTUESHIELD of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE from ARUAK CITY
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 245): TEN TON TOGAS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 491): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 491): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 484): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 480): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 480): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 481): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 476): LOVE LETTERS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 442): TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 435): GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 428): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 192): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 340): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 329): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 147): CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 376): RISEN FROM THE DEAD (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 245): MISS STEP of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
                           GREY FOX of A.K.A. (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 491): BEEF BULLION of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               SKYWISE of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
                   (turn 490): DOG-TIRED of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 484): KANGAROO KATE of THE ZOO (Leeta, mgr.)
               (turn 483): RUMSFELD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 441): TERIS of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 434): TORA HAMLIN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 427): ZACK of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 191): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 340): BLACK EYE of JOKA MASHER! (Sultan, mgr.)
                  (turn 339): TRIPLICATE THUNDER of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
                              LORD OF THE O RINGS of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
                              BRAK of THE UNDERWORLD (Proximo, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 146): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     *whew*  What a day it has been here in Hotsville.  If someone offers you the
opportunity to drive around this burg in the summer, I'd advise laughter as the best
response.  Laughter followed up by reaching for the cool drink of your choice.
     I have to salute HELIO, who, on the face of things, made an outstanding
challenge to the King's Sentinel, MONICA VIRTUESHIELD.  If you're going by
recognition, it was up by...234, if my math hasn't melted.  If you're going by number
of visible fights, it was up by 60.  Even more impressive, given those two figures is
the fact that Helio actually won the fight.  I can only hope a column comes out of
this.  I won't say it's your duty, Helio, but I'm sure everyone would appreciate
hearing from you.
     Now we shall shift gears and talk about a non-challenge match that ended
in...death (if you can picture that sounding like the narrator on the Crime Club
radio show, that'd be about right).  DEADPOOL was matched with GOOSEBUMPS fairly
early in the day.  It turns out those bumps were from someone walking on Goose's
grave, which grave Deadpool filled with dispatch (actually, he filled it with
Goosebumps, but you know what I mean).
     Let's see, avoids, right?  The most avoided team was WARCKERS.  Out of fifteen
total avoids, five of 'em were for the Warckers and four of those were from Sablon-O-
Vlad and his associates.  What have you got against the poor, innocent Warckers, eh?
     It looks like SCARLET KNIGHTS were the ones who should have avoided the
Warckers.  SANDS, of the Knights, was the most challenged and the challenger was
NEGATIVE.  Negative by name, anyhow; the results were positive for Negative.  The
challenge was up ten in recognition and straight across in visible fights.
     Our longest fight was a mere seven minutes (MICHAEL HONORBLADE over ALFALFA
BIRD), so I shall pass on and speak a little about the other twelve challenge
matches.
     JE SUIS BIEN (26-626) (87-48-1,209) of HEADBANGERS TV challenged JUPITER (44-
2554) (56-55-0,215) of SHERWOOD FOREST.  JE SUIS BIEN bested JUPITER in a crowd
pleasing 3 minute gruesome Challenge fight.  That would be up six recognition or down
twenty-four fights.  It's not every day you get to beat up a planet, eh, JSB?
     VISION (26-1573) (44-24-2,219) of HEADBANGERS challenged HEATHER (48-3062) (88-
157-7,201) of STARS.  VISION viciously subdued HEATHER in a 2 minute bloody Challenge
brawl.  This one seems to be down eighteen recognition but up 177 in visible fights.
I hope Heather was well and truly subdued, Vision; sheep love the stuff and I'm
trying to keep stray animals out of my yard.
     WEBSTER (41-3848) (40-31-3,201) of ACTION TOYS challenged SALINE LAMORAK (11-
4261) (33-55-0,203) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  WEBSTER overpowered SALINE LAMORAK in a 2
minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Up two recognition and up seventeen fights.  Ya
done good, Webster, the last thing anyone needs at this time of year is Saline
anything.  Well, maybe not, but it sounds good, doesn't it?
     POSITIVE (26-3633) (93-72-0,206) of WARCKERS challenged WISTERIA (11-3786) (25-
14-0,213) of WHAT'S YOUR POISON.  POSITIVE was viciously subdued by WISTERIA in a 2
minute Challenge fight.  Up seven recognition and down 126 fights.  I guess Wisteria
isn't as poisonous as all that.
     GIMETHATSHIELD (26-1306) (45-36-1,189) of HEADBANGERS challenged WARLOCK (66-
2473) (67-104-2,195) of X-FORCE.  GIMETHATSHIELD handily defeated WARLOCK in a 5
minute uneven Challenge melee.  Up six recognition and ninety fights.  It looks like
Gime brought his own shield this time.
     DUNCAN (41-1994) (34-27-1,178) of THUNDERSTRUCK challenged PUSSYCAT (14-3701)
(48-54-1,181) of THE DOGHOUSE.  DUNCAN won victory over PUSSYCAT in a action packed 3
minute gruesome Challenge fight.  Up three recognition and forty-one fights.  I guess
Pussycat really was a pussycat....
     CARNAGE XIX (20-3386) (46-19-1,173) of DEATH STUDS VIII challenged SCHENDIRK
(63-2054) (71-92-2,193) of WAYFARERS.  CARNAGE XIX was defeated by SCHENDIRK in a
exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.  Up twenty recognition and ninety-eight fights.
Carnage indeed, at least when Carnage got back to the guildhouse after that loss.
     STORM LXV (60-4972) (25-10-0,129) of DEATH STUDS VII challenged VAJRA VALMEJAR
(11-4928) (20-27-0,129) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  STORM LXV handily defeated VAJRA
VALMEJAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.  Even recognition and up twelve
fights.  I must admit I was rooting for Storm due to ease of pronunciation.  VV, your
name is just too difficult at the end of a long day.
     BLITZKRIEG XXIII (60-5503) (21-12-1,133) of DEATH STUDS VII challenged HOMELESS
PRINCE (22-6012) (27-8-1,173) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  BLITZKRIEG XXIII demolished
HOMELESS PRINCE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.  Up forty recognition and
two fights.  Really though Blitz, how do you *feel* about beating up a poor homeless
dude (even if he is supposed to be a prince)?  How can you sleep at night?
     FUNKY ELVIS (30-2754) (22-15-1,122) of TRIP OUT challenged HUMMEL (14-1404) (41-
92-2,124) of MIKES.  FUNKY ELVIS devastated HUMMEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge
battle.  Up two recognition and ninety-six fights.  This was an excellent fight to
watch.  Elvis just wiggled his hips a little and Hummel gave up.  I do with Hummel
had managed to hang on a little longer; it's always fun to watch Elvis do the hip
thing.
     NITROZORB (26-3609) (36-24-0,116) of WARCKERS challenged BOOMER (20-357) (27-15-
0,166) of THE BLUES.  NITROZORB unbelievably bested BOOMER in a crowd pleasing 4
minute Challenge bout.  Up fifty recognition and down eighteen fights.  I don't know
what was so unbelievable about this match.  Nitro had all the advantages--cool name,
challenge strategy....
     And finally, MAXIMUS (22-5966) (23-14-3,45) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged SONIC
TACO (30-4337) (17-9-1,78) of TRIP OUT.  MAXIMUS was savagely defeated by SONIC TACO
in a popular 2 minute Challenge duel.  Up thirty-three recognition down eleven
fights.  Maxie, you just can't beat Mexican food, even if it does come from a
hamburger joint.
     Well, I think that'll do it for now.  Don't forget to write your personal ads,
everyone!
          Stay cool!
               The Saint

THE KING'S SENTINEL           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HELIO 32-3733               50  49  4  259  ULTIMATE ACCELERATION (957 ARVAT

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEADPOOL 66-2274            71  76  7  321  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
-OGIER 30-2493               53  29  1  276  THE LONGING (871)          IAYE
-SHIVAA 26-3523             103  76  0  273  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 PEPSI 68-8510               50  25  0  256  OVERWORLD (891)            FIREHOLD
 SCRYB SPRITE 60-4003        69  60  0  241  MAGICK (772)               ARADI
-MARS 52-2609                90  65  0  233  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA
 WISTERIA 11-3786            26  14  0  232  WHAT'S YOUR POISON (949)   ARUAK CITY
 VISION 26-1573              45  24  2  225  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 66-3153   76  56  0  220  DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE (702)  TARRGIR
 JE SUIS BIEN 26-626         88  48  1  218  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 MICHAEL HONORBLADE 11-3300  94  58  0  217  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 WEBSTER 41-3848             41  31  3  214  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           36  44  4  211  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849    85  89  1  210  KRILL CAVALRY (780)        ZORPUNT
 SCHENDIRK 63-2054           72  92  2  208  WAYFARERS (782)            AMEN-TEI
 JUPITER 44-2554             56  56  0  208  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
 B. LLUD PITT 57-1171        93  81  0  207  COPYRITENFRINGMNTS (781)   ANDOR
 GIMETHATSHIELD 26-1306      46  36  1  203  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  73  66  3  202  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 HEATHER 48-3062             88 158  7  201  STARS (743)                CAER

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 POSITIVE 26-3633            93  73  0  199  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 MONICA VIRTUESHIEL 11-3208 105  54  0  196  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 TALISMAN SHIELDGUA 11-4304  45  41  0  196  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 JESUS 82-5459               37  26  3  193  RISEN FROM THE DEAD (903)  DWES EG
 SALINE LAMORAK 11-4261      33  56  0  193  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 NEGATIVE 26-3654            50  48  0  191  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 ALFALFA BIRD 60-3283        66  44  0  190  SUPERIOR FORCES II (686)   ARADI
 ZEBRAWOOD 41-3595           50  37  0  190  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 GOOSEBUMPS 41-3112          49  31  0  190  SWEET SILK (720)           KATI-TEI
 DUNCAN 41-1994              35  27  1  188  THUNDERSTRUCK (365)        KATI-TEI
 GOKU 46-3655                30  30  2  188  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 WARLOCK 66-2473             67 105  2  186  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 DIS-EMBOWEL 63-2025         51  42  0  185  DIS-TEAM (810)             AMEN-TEI
 SANDS 11-4123               40  58  3  185  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE DUCK 82-12670           23  14  1  180  SUPERIOR FORCES IX (973)   DWES EG
 PUSSYCAT 14-3701            48  55  1  179  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR
 BLITZKRIEG XXIII 60-5503    22  12  1  174  DEATH STUDS VII (877)      ARADI
 CARNAGE XIX 20-3386         46  20  1  173  DEATH STUDS VIII (868)     SEAM
-WOOHOO-WOOHOO! 40-3504      34  21  0  173  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU
-BABY 43-2863                21   9  2  165  DARK SIDE (970)            VEASTIAN
 WARPATH 66-2926             53  96  4  162  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 NITROZORB 26-3609           37  24  0  153  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SMITH 14-1282               45  91  4  150  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 IMNOTA GOD 33-4801          29  14  0  150  SUPERIOR FORCES 1F (815)   NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 IRIADOR 50-2481             22  10  2  149  DRUID'S GROVE (983)        SNOWBOUND
 HOMELESS PRINCE 22-6012     27   9  1  147  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 BOOMER 20-357               27  16  0  142  THE BLUES (5)              SEAM
 STORM LXV 60-4972           26  10  0  139  DEATH STUDS VII (877)      ARADI
 BLACKRAZOR 11-4091          40  60  0  136  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 FUNKY ELVIS 30-2754         23  15  1  133  TRIP OUT (969)             IAYE
 VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928      20  28  0  123  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 GUESS MY STYLE 40-3407      27  13  0  122  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU
 HUMMEL 14-1404              41  93  2  115  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 KA D'ARGO 10-4270           27  16  1  105  FARSCAPE (990)             KOLACT
 GREAT BEAR 74-2851          21  15  0  102  TOTEM (934)                DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ZHARRA TYL MEDAN 40-2586    11  10  0  100  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU
 CRISSY 11-4993              22  12  2   97  VIEW ASKEW (981)           ARUAK CITY
-TRIUMPH 40-2160             14   5  0   92  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SONIC TACO 30-4337          18   9  1   83  TRIP OUT (969)             IAYE
 CONNOR MACLEOD 11-5532      20  18  0   77  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY
-B.B. KING 11-6072           17  18  3   72  THE BLUES (992)            ARUAK CITY
-SKEEMER 22-5965             22  14  0   69  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
-FRY GUY 40-3655             19  10  0   67  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU
 LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841    23  30  0   61  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
-ZACK 46-3795                17   4  0   55  HARDTIMESINBABYLON (942)   ARDIVENT
 MAXIMUS 22-5966             23  15  3   51  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
-MUDDY WATERS 20-3527        15   8  0   47  THE BLUES (5)              SEAM

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN
GOOSEBUMPS 41-3112         49  31  0 SWEET SILK 720         DEADPOOL 66-2274       377

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Talisman Shieldguard -- I hate to tell you what your name makes me think of. -- B.
Llud Pitt

Deadpool -- There seems to exist a zone of boredom in your vicinity. -- Leeta
Stormrider

Baby -- You're too young for this life! -- Schendirk

Vajra Valmejar -- Ha!  I am the SUPREME CAT. -- Pussycat

The Saint -- Well, life does these things to us sometimes. -- Leeta, Wayfarers, Krill
Cavalry, and other teams

     That doesn't mean I have to like it! -- The Saint, ready for summer to be over
     already

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

16 June 2004
                             Death Fest Begins July 29/DM 59 T-172

     "You drive a hard bargain Hammer," responded Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul, "but the 
Gladiatorial Commission has agreed to re-open DM 58 Delarq Tor as a Slow Arena 
exclusively for a period of six months to those Death Fest contestants who fight 
their stables at least 67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death 
Fest; on the condition that at least 20 stables qualify for the Illis Iron Stable 
Award at the conclusion of the Death Fest and those qualifying managers send a New 
Stable to DM 58 Delarq Tor without Cannibalizing their participation in the other 
arenas where they have active stables!"
     Hammer felt a certain sense of satisfaction as he studied the ghoulish grin 
spreading across the face of Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul; proud Arena Master of the once 
dying Illis Arena, as the DM 59 Arena Authority signed the Gladiatorial Commission 
papers authenticating the arrangement agreed upon by the two parties presiding.
     "You and the Gladiatorial Commission also drive a hard bargain," Hammer replied 
as he reflected upon the prospects of Delarq Tor DM 58 being re-opened as a Slow 
Arena with at least 20 New Stables by the Managers who fight their stables at least 
67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death Fest. "I also notice the 
clause that for Delarq Tor to be open Exclusively for 6 months to the New Stables 
managed by the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners that there must be at least 15 stables 
Active each cycle. That is a fair bargain for the opportunity to battle for the 
Duelmaster Throne each of those six months before Other New Stables are allowed to 
enter Delarq Tor."
     This was a Golden Opportunity for both Veteran and Newbie Managers to pave a new 
frontier of Delarq history by qualifying their Death Fest stables in DM 59 with 67 
fights out of a possible 75; then for the price of running a stable in a Regular 
Arena, continuing to be Active in DM 59 and sending a New Team Roll Up to be a part 
of "History in the Making" when Delarq Tor would re-open for its First Turn as a Slow 
Arena on November 3rd, 2005.
     Death Fest would conclude on T-186 August 25th, 2005 allowing the Illis Iron 
Stable Award Winners enough time to be registered with the Gladiatorial Commission; 
whereupon they would be able to submit a New Team Roll Up to the GC to start a New 
Stable in Delarq Tor; be able to fight those New Gladiators in the Rookies 2005 Fall 
Mailer Tourney; then begin competing for the DM 58 Duelmasters Throne in Delarq Tor 
right out of the gate with the November 3rd 2005 T-1 Debut Opening Round.
     Hammer of the First Part had also negotiated with Lord Na-Zul of the Second Part 
an agreement that All 10 Dark Arena Monsters and 17 NPCs Characters be re-named by 
the Top Ten Death Fest Finishers. [See DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by 
Hammer for the complete listing of Dark Arena Monsters/NPCs and the Official Death 
Fest Designation for which Top Ten Finishers re-name which characters!]
     Lord Na-Sul could not hide his delight at the prospects of Death being re-
delivered to his once dying arena during the Delarq Death Fest; the DM 59 Arena 
Master agreed that these Death Fest Prizes were but a Small Exchange in Comparison to 
the Profits to be made by the local Illis business merchants and surrounding 
community from the Anticipated Influx into Illis by the Veteran and Newbie 
Managers/Gladiators/Stables seeking to make History in the Delarq Death Fest.
     Nor could Hammer conceal his jubilation regarding the Call Across Alistari being 
Answered to Cross Blades and Match Wits with the Devious, the Diabolical, the 
Dangerous and the Down Challenging who were being drawn to the Delarq Death Fest to 
Fulfill their Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     REMEMBER: Death Fest begins July 29th T-172 with 25 points being awarded to 
those who write a minimum 15 paragraph Team Spotlight [including Stable Name & 
Managerial Alias in the Storyline!] for the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter [So Make Sure HAL 
Does Not Eat any Lengthy Sentences that are Emailed without Proper Formatting; and 
the RSI Typist has Plenty of Time to Type Any Hand Written Spotlights; Lest Ye 
Discover 0 Points Awarded for a Missing or Incomplete T-172 Team Spotlight!]
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"  -- Hammer/Death Fest 
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension 
Family in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JE SUIS BIEN bested JUPITER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
HELIO savagely defeated MONICA VIRTUESHIELD in a 2 minute Challenge Title melee.
VISION viciously subdued HEATHER in a 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
WEBSTER overpowered SALINE LAMORAK in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
POSITIVE was viciously subdued by WISTERIA in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
NEGATIVE bested SANDS in a popular 2 minute Challenge competition.
GIMETHATSHIELD handily defeated WARLOCK in a 5 minute uneven Challenge melee.
DUNCAN won victory over PUSSYCAT in a action packed 3 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
CARNAGE XIX was defeated by SCHENDIRK in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
STORM LXV handily defeated VAJRA VALMEJAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BLITZKRIEG XXIII demolished HOMELESS PRINCE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
FUNKY ELVIS devastated HUMMEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
NITROZORB unbelievably bested BOOMER in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge bout.
MAXIMUS was savagely defeated by SONIC TACO in a popular 2 minute Challenge duel.
SCRYB SPRITE vanquished ZEBRAWOOD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody one-sided fray.
TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD was devastated by PEPSI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DEADPOOL murdered GOOSEBUMPS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
LEETA STORMRIDER savagely defeated JESUS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody conflict.
MICHAEL HONORBLADE overpowered ALFALFA BIRD in a exciting 7 minute gory uneven fight.
GOKU was handily defeated by B. LLUD PITT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven duel.
DIS-EMBOWEL was overpowered by WOLVERINE in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
CRYSTAL FIREBLADE vanquished THE DUCK in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
BRUENOR BATTLEHAMMER savagely defeated GHRYSHAN in a action packed 2 minute match.
WARPATH viciously subdued GUESS MY STYLE in a popular 3 minute gruesome fray.
KA D'ARGO was overpowered by SMITH in a 1 minute uneven competition.
BLACKRAZOR was beaten by IMNOTA GOD in a popular 2 minute fight.
IRIADOR won victory over ZHARRA TYL MEDAN in a popular 1 minute fray.
GREAT BEAR overpowered LUKARIAN LAMORAK in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CONNOR MACLEOD was overpowered by CRISSY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WHERE'S MY TOURNEY? luckily beat TARIN SHARPEYES in a exciting 4 minute bloody fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  18         LUNGING ATTACK   109 -  65 -  2      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     12         AIMED BLOW        15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         WALL OF STEEL     53 -  46 -  2      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       51 -  47 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  35 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  22 -  1      35  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  12 -  0      25  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  15 -  0      17  |

Turn 377 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-STRIKE       3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  5     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  5                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  9     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HELIO 32-3733              50  49  4  259 ULTIMATE ACCELERATION (957)
WALL OF STEEL    SCRYB SPRITE 60-4003       69  60  0  241 MAGICK (772)
SLASHING ATTACK  WISTERIA 11-3786           26  14  0  232 WHAT'S YOUR POISON (949)
TOTAL PARRY      VISION 26-1573             45  24  2  225 HEADBANGERS (9)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MICHAEL HONORBLAD 11-3300  94  58  0  217 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)
PARRY-STRIKE     SCHENDIRK 63-2054          72  92  2  208 WAYFARERS (782)
BASHING ATTACK   HEATHER 48-3062            88 158  7  201 STARS (743)
AIMED BLOW       GOKU 46-3655               30  30  2  188 DRAGONBALL Z (944)
STRIKING ATTACK  HOMELESS PRINCE 22-6012    27   9  1  147 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)
PARRY-LUNGE      HUMMEL 14-1404             41  93  2  115 MIKES (831)

The overall popularity leader is HEATHER 48-3062.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MICHAEL HONORBLADE 11-3300.  The ten other most popular fighters were PUSSYCAT 
14-3701, LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849, WARPATH 66-2926, BOOMER 20-357, WISTERIA 11-3786, 
BRUENOR BATTLEHAMMER 67-917, JE SUIS BIEN 26-626, HELIO 32-3733, JESUS 82-5459, and 
BLACKRAZOR 11-4091.

The least popular fighter this week was CONNOR MACLEOD 11-5532.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841, KA D'ARGO 10-4270, VAJRA VALMEJAR 
11-4928, SALINE LAMORAK 11-4261, GOKU 46-3655, GOOSEBUMPS 41-3112, TALISMAN 
SHIELDGUARD 11-4304, HUMMEL 14-1404, ZHARRA TYL MEDAN 40-2586, and IMNOTA GOD 
33-4801.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
KOLACT(10)           0  1 0  ARVAT(32)            1  0 0  ANDOR(57)            1  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       3  8 0  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  1  0 0  ARADI(60)            3  1 0  
TOBIR(14)            1  2 0  ZENSU(40)            0  2 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         1  1 0  
SEAM(20)             0  2 0  KATI-TEI(41)         2  2 0  TARRGIR(66)          4  1 1  
SOLVEN(22)           0  2 0  KRILL(44)            0  1 0  BARIKALA(67)         1  0 0  
ZORPUNT(24)          1  0 0  ARDIVENT(46)         0  1 0  FIREHOLD(68)         1  0 0  
CALEAM(26)           5  1 0  CAER(48)             0  1 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       1  0 0  
IAYE(30)             2  0 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        1  0 0  DWES EG(82)          1  2 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KA D'ARGO 10-4270           27  16  1  105  FARSCAPE (990)             KOLACT
 WISTERIA 11-3786            26  14  0  232  WHAT'S YOUR POISON (949)   ARUAK CITY
 PUSSYCAT 14-3701            48  55  1  179  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR
 CARNAGE XIX 20-3386         46  20  1  173  DEATH STUDS VIII (868)     SEAM
 HOMELESS PRINCE 22-6012     27   9  1  147  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849    85  89  1  210  KRILL CAVALRY (780)        ZORPUNT
 VISION 26-1573              45  24  2  225  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 FUNKY ELVIS 30-2754         23  15  1  133  TRIP OUT (969)             IAYE
 HELIO 32-3733               50  49  4  259  ULTIMATE ACCELERATION (957 ARVAT
 IMNOTA GOD 33-4801          29  14  0  150  SUPERIOR FORCES 1F (815)   NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 GUESS MY STYLE 40-3407      27  13  0  122  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU
 WEBSTER 41-3848             41  31  3  214  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 JUPITER 44-2554             56  56  0  208  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
 GOKU 46-3655                30  30  2  188  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 HEATHER 48-3062             88 158  7  201  STARS (743)                CAER
 IRIADOR 50-2481             22  10  2  149  DRUID'S GROVE (983)        SNOWBOUND
 B. LLUD PITT 57-1171        93  81  0  207  COPYRITENFRINGMNTS (781)   ANDOR
 SCRYB SPRITE 60-4003        69  60  0  241  MAGICK (772)               ARADI
 SCHENDIRK 63-2054           72  92  2  208  WAYFARERS (782)            AMEN-TEI
 DEADPOOL 66-2274            71  76  7  321  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  73  66  3  202  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 PEPSI 68-8510               50  25  0  256  OVERWORLD (891)            FIREHOLD
 GREAT BEAR 74-2851          21  15  0  102  TOTEM (934)                DAIYLA KIV
 JESUS 82-5459               37  26  3  193  RISEN FROM THE DEAD (903)  DWES EG